JESSE, Edward (1780 – 1868)
London : John Murray, 1844. First edition. Octavo, binding by J. Larkins in half calf over marbled boards, spine in compartments with gilt ornament and contrasting label lettered in gilt, previous owner’s bookplate to pastedown; pp vii-396; plates with mild foxing. Lowndes, p.1199.
LINNE, Carl von (1707 - 1778)
nach der zwölften lateinischen Ausgabe, und nach Anleitung des holländischen Houttuynischen Werks, mit einer ausführlichen Erklärung, ausgefertiget von Philipp Ludwig Statius Müller. Nürnberg : Gabriel Nicolaus Raspe, 1773 – 1776. Octavo, six volumes bound in eight, plus supplement, contemporary half-calf over papered boards, spines in compartments, contrasting gilt-lettered morocco title labels (a little worn but …
BEWICK, Thomas (1753-1828)
/ The figures engraved on wood by Thomas Bewick. Newcastle upon Tyne : T. Bewick and S. Hodgson, 1800. Fourth edition. Large octavo, contemporary diced russia (worn, joints repaired), spine rubbed, title with mild foxing, 525 pp, illustrated with numerous wood-engravings and 111 vignettes, internally clean. First published in 1790, Bewick’s General history is noted for its faithful depictions presented …
[s.l. : s.n., circa 1880]. Glass microscope slide, 77 x 27 mm, maker’s small paper label with manuscript ‘Hairs of Australian Oppossum (sic)’; in fine condition.
PÉRON, François, 1775-1810; FREYCINET, Louis Claude Desaulses de, 1779-1842; LESUEUR, Charles Alexandre, 1778-1846; PETIT, Nicolas-Martin, 1777-1804
Voyage de découvertes aux terres Australes. Exécuté par ordre de sa Majesté l’Empereur et Roi, sur les corvettes le Géographe, le Naturaliste, et la goélette le Casuarina, pendant les années 1800, 1801, 1802, 1803 et 1804.
Rare complete set, in contemporary bindings, of the official account of the Baudin voyage. One of the most important and famous descriptions of Australia ever published, it also contains the first published complete and fully detailed map of Australia, Freycinet’s Carte générale de la Nouvelle Hollande, along with many significant charts of the southern Australian coastline (“Terre Napoléon”), superb …
LEWIN, John William, 1770-1819
A natural history of the birds of New South Wales, collected, engraved and faithfully painted after nature. By John William Lewin, A.L.S., late of Paramatta, New South Wales. New and improved edition, to which is added a list of the synonymes of each species, incorporating the labours of T. Gould, Esq., N. A. Vigors, Esq., T. Horsfield, M.D., and W. Swainson, Esq.
A fine example, in original condition, of one of the rarest illustrated works of Australian natural history. London : Henry H. Bohn, 1838. Folio, original publisher’s binding of quarter crushed morocco, spine lettered in gilt ‘Lewin’s Birds of New Holland’, green cloth covered boards, yellow endpapers, pp [iv], 26 etched plates with original gouache hand-colouring, …
DIGGLES, Silvester, 1817-1880
The ornithology of Australia : being illustrations of 244 Australian birds, with descriptive letter-press.
A rarely offered complete set of one of the most important Australian ornithological publications of the nineteenth century. [Brisbane : Printed for the author by T.P. Pugh, 1866-1870]. Folio, nineteenth century gilt-lettered cloth (joints a little worn), bookplate to the front pastedown of English ornithologist George Dawson Rowley, manuscript list of plates tipped-in, manuscript title leaf supplied …
BULLER, Walter Lawry, 1838-1906; KEULEMANS, John Gerrard, 1842-1912
Scarce first edition of an acclaimed ornithological work, illustrated by J.G. Keulemans. London : John Van Voorst, 1873. First edition, printed in an edition of 500 copies. Quarto, contemporary full crushed blue morocco by Leighton of London (edges a little rubbed) with armorial crest of the house of Dutton, spine in compartments, lettered in gilt; …
SHELLEY, George Ernest, Captain, 1840-1910; KEULEMANS, John Gerrard, 1842-1912
Rare privately printed ornithological work, with some of the finest illustrations of bird artist J. G. Keulemans. London : published by the author, 1876-1880. Printed in an edition of 250 copies. Three volumes, quarto, gilt-lettered blue crushed morocco over marbled boards (lightly rubbed), marbled endpapers, the bookplate of J. Hamilton Leigh to pastedowns; top edges gilt; …
DRESSER, H.E., 1838-1915; KEULEMANS, John Gerrard, 1842-1912
Scarce privately printed ornithological work, illustrated by J.G. Keulemans. Farnborough, Kent : published by the author at Topclyffe Grange, 1893. Printed in an edition of 250 copies. Folio, full crushed morocco by Bayntun-Riviere, spine in compartments, lettered in gilt; bookplate for Nowell Peach to front pastedown, marbled endpapers, title page remargined; pp xx, 111; 27 fine hand-coloured …
BRENCHLEY, Julius Lucius, 1816-1873
Naturalist Julius Brenchley’s account of one of the most significant scientific expeditions to the Western Pacific of the nineteenth century. London : Longmans, Green, and Co., 1873. Octavo, gilt-illustrated green cloth (rebacked, a little edge worn), endpapers replaced, folding chromolithograph frontispiece; pp xxviii, 487; colour map; 8 full page wood engravings; 36 text vignettes; chromolithographs; 50 …
Small quarto, 240 x 200 mm, original half green calf over marbled papered boards ruled in gilt, upper board with ornate green calf title label lettered in gilt ‘SEA WEEDS’, marbled pastedowns and endpapers, front pastedown with binder’s ticket of ‘Oldland & May, Corn St., Bristol’; verso of front endpaper with pencilled initials ‘C-JBW’, apparently …
[Melbourne : Maker unknown, circa 1900]. Photographic glass magic lantern slide with hand colouring, 82 x 82 mm, original paper label with typed caption and sequence number, 23. The Hanging Rock, Woodend, Victoria; in fine condition. A beautiful photographic view of one of the most romanticised natural attractions in Victoria.
AUCKLAND ACCLIMATISATION SOCIETY.
Auckland, N.Z. : W. McCullough, typ., . Single sheet, 205 x 220 mm; recto with manuscript entries recording issue to the Hon. H.S. O’Grady of Derbyshire [Frederick Standish O’Grady, 6th Viscount Guillamore, 1847-1927] on 6 December 1895; endorsed in red ink: ‘This License is available for all the waters of the Canterbury Acclimatisation Society. H.A. …
NORTH LONDON NATURAL HISTORY SOCIETY
[Southwark : Ash & Co., Printers], . Folding card, duodecimo (115 x 77 mm), printed on  sides; in fine condition. The syllabus for this amateur group included lectures on “Are the Planets Inhabited?”; “Ferns”; “Native Poisonous Plants”, and “Abnormal Appearances in 1893”, as well as several field excursions.
JOPPIEN, Rüdiger and SMITH, Bernard
Volume one : the voyage of the Endeavour 1768 – 1771. With a descriptive catalogue of all the known drawings of peoples, places, artefacts and events and the original engravings associated with them. Melbourne : Oxford University Press, 1985 (1986 reprint). Folio, cloth in dustjacket, pp. xv; 247, illustrated. Volume two : the voyage of …
BECKER, W. (lithographer)
Philadephia : Weik & Wieck, c. 1850. Oblong folio, pictorial silk (a few stains), rebacked, 25 hand coloured lithograph plates of birds from around the world, a very good copy. The German-American firm of Weik and Wieck, described on the upper board as ‘Publishers and Importers’, are recorded as being in partnership from at least 1853. …
Auckland : T. Cranwell, [between 1875 and 1890]. Quarto, 280 x 220 mm, original rimu wood boards with incised decoration, upper board with ‘New Zealand Ferns’ carved in raised relief, original morocco backstrip with blind tooling ruled in gilt, front pastedown with nineteenth century binder’s ticket reading ‘Prepared and mounted by T. Cranwell, Parnell, Auckland, N.Z.’; front endpaper …
CHERRY, J. W. (John William), 1824-1869; LAKE, J.W.; DEGOTARDI, Johann Nepomuk, 1823-1882.
Sydney : Woolcott and Clarke, [1853 or 1854]. Folio, disbound, original illustrated wrappers lithographed by John Degotardi (old paper reinforcement to original stitching and small closed tear at fore-edge), 6 pp of engraved music notation for voice and piano; page 2 has a publisher’s advertisement at the head of the music; internally very clean, a good example. …
BAILEY, Frederick Manson, and GORDON, Patrick Robertson
Brisbane : James C. Beal, 1887. Octavo, green cloth (fine), signed by the author in pencil to title page, pp. 112, 44 lithographed plates. Ferguson 6514
MARINELAND; CAYLEY, Neville, 1886-1950 (illustrator)
The “Oceanarium” at Marineland, Manly, New South Wales : a guide to the fishes to be found near Sydney and on view in the Oceanarium.
Manly, NSW : Marineland Pty. Ltd., [between 1965 and 1970]. Octavo booklet, pictorial wrappers (very lightly marked), staple bound, 16 pp, colour illustrations by Neville Cayley; a very good copy. Two copies are recorded in Australian collections (National Library of Australia; State Library of New South Wales)
British ornithologists' union expedition, 1909-1911 ; OGILVIE-GRANT, W. R.
Reports on the collections made by the British Ornithologists’ Union Expedition and the Wollaston Expedition in Dutch New Guinea, 1910-13.
London : Francis Edwards, 1916. Limited edition of 150 copies (no. 110), printed on large paper. Two volumes, large quarto, in original printed blue wrappers (one corner slightly bumped), illustrated with 28 black and white and 13 colour plates, and line drawings in the text, 2 folding colour maps, pages unopened, a fine set. A substantial, …
Chicago : Jonas Brothers, 1930. First edition. Quarto, pictorial textured card wrappers, sepia tone photographic illustrations throughout; a pristine copy.
SAY, Thomas (1787-1834)
Philadelphia : [Mitchell, Ames and White], 1819. “From Mitchell, Ames & White’s third edition of Nicholson’s Encyclopedia” (title page). Octavo, plain wrappers, upper section of title page with late nineteenth century paper restoration,  pp, illustrated with 4 engraved plates; scattered foxing. Sabin, 77380. Rare. Not in Shaw-Shoemaker, Early American imprints. Series II (1801-1819). The bibliography in Turton’s A …
BEWICK, Thomas (1753-1828)
The figures engraved on wood by T. Bewick. Vol. I. containing the history and description of land birds. Newcastle : Sol. Hodgson, for Beilby & Berwick, 1797. First edition. Large octavo, contemporary diced russia (worn, joints repaired), spine rubbed, title with mild foxing, 335 pp, illustrated with numerous wood-engravings, one quire loose. A second volume appeared in 1804.
Taronga Zoological Park Trust
Sydney : Alfred James Kent, c. 1930. Oblong octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 84, illustrated.
HANNAFORD, Samuel (1827-1874)
: with a catalogue of the more common plants, their habitats and dates of flowering. Melbourne : James J. Blundell Co., 1856. Small octavo, original limp roan with title in gilt to front, spine with contemporary paper label in manuscript (some loss at head and tail), pp [iv], , 100 (interleaved with blank pages); the …
MITCHELL, Peter Chalmers
Cover title: The Zoological Society, London. Official Guide to the Gardens Regents Park. London : Harrison & Sons [for The Zoological Society], . 26th edition. Royal octavo, original pictorial stiff wrappers (a little creased), pp i-xviii, 1-106, xix-xxii, photographic illustrations, folding map; bottom corners dog-eared and some damp marks to outer leaves; else a good …
Antonio de Ulloa y de la Torre Giral, 1716-1795; Antonio de and Jorge Juan y Santacilla, 1713-1773
$6,000 USD Por D. Jorge Juan … y D. Antonio de Ulloa … de las quales se deduce la figura, y magnitud de la tierra, y se aplica a la navegacion. En Madrid : Impresso de orden del rey nuestro señor, por Juan de Zuñiga, Año M.D.CC.XL.VIII. . First edition. Folio, contemporary full speckled calf …
BLAINVILLE, H.-M. Ducrotay de (Henri-Marie Ducrotay), 1777-1850
au sujet de l'ornithorhynque. Paris : Imprimerie de Decourchant, . Offprint from the scientific review L'Echo du monde savant, t.1, nos 46, 47 (1835). Octavo, later papered boards preserving the original manuscript title label, pp 16; a very good copy. A scarce work on the taxonomy of the platypus by the French anatomist and zoologist Henri-Marie Ducrotay de …
MACLAURIN, Colin (1698-1746)
Edinburgh : T.W. and T. Ruddimans, MDCCXLII . First edition. Two volumes, quarto, contemporary calf (scuffed and worn, rebacked and recased, preserving the original title labels). Vol. I: previous owner's wet stamps to front paste down and half title, early newspaper clippings to first blank opposite the half title, half title, title page (early ownership …
WOODBRIDGE, W.C. (William Channing), 1794-1845
ua unuhi ia noloko mai o ka hoikehonua / a W.C. Woodbridge. [=A geography, something describing the form of the earth, and things on it.]. Oahu : Mea Pai Palapala a na Misionari, 1836. Second edition. Octavo, original printed papered boards, rebacked with new spine, front pastedown with early manuscript dedication and modern bookplate, front …
NORTH LONDON NATURAL HISTORY SOCIETY
Southwark : Ash & Co., Printers, . Folding card, duodecimo (115 x 77 mm), printed on  sides; in fine condition. The syllabus for this amateur group included lectures on “The Skinning and Stuffing of Birds”; “Is the Earth Becoming Colder?”, and “The Occupiers of Space”, as well as several field excursions.
CARSON, James C. L.
London : SImpkin, Marshall & Co., 1862. Second edition. Duodecimo, gilt-decorated cloth, front joint shaken, pp. 158, a very good copy.
Quarto, publisher’s pictorial wrappers (a few small rust spots), 44 pp, photographic illustrations throughout; centre pages loosened due to rusted staples, else a clean copy. Includes a good article on Victoria’s Giant Mountain Ash.
RZEWUSKI, Wenceslas (editor)
[=Fundgruben des Orients]. A Vienne : Chez Antoine Schmid, 1809. Folio, original printed wrappers backed with contemporary marbled paper; pp , the second page printed entirely in Arabic script; single horizontal fold at centre, in very good condition. Rare prospectus in French for an early and important Orientalist periodical, Fundgruben des Orients, which was published …
ZOLLER, Karl August Christoph Friedrich; BROMME, Traugott (lithographer)
Stuttgart : Engelhorn & Hochdanz, 1848. Folio, original cloth backed pictorial papered boards (rubbed; a few ink marks), the front free-endpaper inscribed 'Mary Stuart Greg / Ellen Greg, from their dear Parents. November 19th 1850'; hand coloured lithographic title page, pp [20 – introduction in German], followed by 28 hand coloured lithographic plates and a …
[OKEN, Lorenz; SUSEMIHL, Johann]
[Stuttgart] : [Hoffmann’sche Verlags-Buchhandlung], [c.1840]. Quarto, marbled boards with paste on title label, rubbed, unpaginated, 15 leaves of coloured lithographic plates by Johann Conrad Susemihl, with supplementary text and manuscript index sheet. Single volume from Abbildungen zu Oken’s Allgemeiner Naturgeschichte für alle Stände [Illustrations of Oken’s General Natural History for all levels], a thirteen-volume set seeking …
Anon. [after FREEMAN, W.H. and GOULD, John, 1804-1881]
et leur nid sur une branche de loranthus. [France : circa 1860]. Pen and ink drawing of Australian Swallow Dicaeum (Mistletoe Bird) and nest; approximately 220 x 180 mm, on first side of a bifolium, 310 x 205 mm; title from contemporary caption at head of sheet; after a drawing by W.H. Freeman, engraved by Sargent …
Batavia [Jakarta] : Landsdrukkerij, 1899. Small quarto, original printed wrappers (lightly foxed and marked, paper chipped at head of spine, cancelled collection stamp of the Royal Society of NSW to upper wrapper), pp 46, folding maps (one colour) and plans; scattered foxing, corners dog-eared, several cancelled collection stamps; a fair copy. A scientific report on …
LYELL, Sir Charles (1797 - 1875)
or, the ancient changes of the Earth and its inhabitants as illustrated by geological monuments. London : John Murray, 1855. Fifth edition, greatly enlarged, and illustrated with 750 woodcuts. Octavo, publisher's original cloth with ticket of Edmonds & Remnants, with gilt illustrations of a nummulite, ammonite and trilobite to upper board and gilt-lettered spine, pp. …
McCOY, Frederick (1817-1899)
par Frederick M'Coy … traduit de l'anglais par E. Lissignol. At head of title: Exposition intercoloniale, 1866. Fitzroy, Vic. : Masterman, Imprimeur, 1866. Octavo, original printed yellow wrappers, 35 pp; a good copy. Ferguson, 11890a. The distinguished geologist and palaeontologist Professor Frederick McCoy was the first director of the National Museum in Melbourne. This pamphlet, a …
leur emploi dans la vie : quelques élémens des sciences exactes : tableaux astronomiques, cosmographiques et géographiques, costumes, naturels de diverses contrées du globe, anecdotes curieuses, chasses on pêches, d'après nos célèbres voyageurs, accompagné de courtes explications. Paris : Librairie de Gide fils, [1830?]. Oblong quarto, later papered boards with the front panel of the …
BANKS, Joseph, Sir (1743-1820)
Manuscript in brown ink on octavo sheet of wove paper, 155 x 115 mm, headed Soho Square Augt .19 1814, to an unknown recipient regarding the clearance of a consignment for Banks by the Customs House in London; signed at the foot Jos. Banks; tipped onto later backing sheet; fine. “My dear Sir, accept my …
KOLB, C.F.A. (Christian Friedrich August)
in 60 nach der Natur gezeichneten und gemalten Tafeln zum Anschauungs-Unterricht für Schulen und zur Belehrung und Unterhaltung für die Jugend. Esslingen : J.F. Schreiber, [1864?]. Folio, original cloth backed pictorial papered boards (rubbed and somewhat darkened; lower board with a few old stains); hinges strengthened with binder’s tape; pastedowns with publisher’s advertisements; unpaginated, but approximately 80 …
PARROTT, Thomas Samuel, Captain (1842-1917)
by Capt. Parrott, Engineer Officer, Staff, N.S.W. Contingent, to Colonel B. Edwards, R.E.C.B., commanding Royal Engineers, Soudan Expedition, 1885. Oblong folio, original full leather boards (scuffed), the upper board with gilt lettered title, both boards with triple gilt rule, patterned endpapers, pp  title page in letterpress on leaf of thick card,  folding hand …
SOCIETE ECONOMIQUE D'ALIMENTATION, LYON.
Lyon : Société Economique d'Alimentation, [c.1910]. Trade card, 73 x 166 mm, recto with chromolithographed design featuring a thylacine, Australian Aborigines and mia-mia, and a sulphur-crested cockatoo; verso with printed information about the Société Economique d'Alimentation in Lyon; in fine condition.
Cover title: Der Thiergarten; Le Jardin Zoologique; Dieren Tuin; Zoological-Garden. Mayence [Mainz] : Joseph Scholz, imprimeur-éditeur, 1871. Small oblong quarto, original pictorial papered boards (lightly rubbed, small paper loss at head of spine); endpapers with offsetting, preliminaries foxed, pp , illustrated with  full page chromolithographed plates hors texte; edges flecked, occasional very mild foxing, …
YATE, Rev. William
and of the formation and progress of the Church Missionary Society's Mission in the northern island. Second edition. London : R. B. Seeley and W. Burnside, 1835. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth, bookplate for Thomas Arthur Kemmis to front pastedown, presentation inscription to front free endpaper, frontispiece portrait of Rev. Marsden, folding map of the North Island, …
10 cards in monochrome. Set H 2. London : British Museum, 1925. Printed envelope containing 10 illustrated postcards with a printed booklet of 8 pp. detailing biographical information on each naturalist. The figures include Buffon, Cook, Cuvier, Jardine, Linnaeus, Lyell, Murchison, Owen, Pasteur and Pennant. Slight staple rust from booklet to first card else fine. …