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 …
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. …
LEWIN, John William (1770 -1819)
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. London : Henry …
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. …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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. …
Published, with the sanction of the council, under the superintendence of the Secretary and Vice-Secretary of the Society. Chiswick : printed by C. Whittingham, College House, for the proprietors: published by Thomas Teg, Cheapside, London; and N. Hailes, Piccadilly, 1830-31. Two volumes, octavo, half-calf over tree-calf, with gilt-tooling and illustrations of a stag, elephant, dog …
WALDENFELS, Christoph Philipp von
item de origine gentium nationumque migrationibus, atque praecipuis Nostratium dilocationibus, ex sacrae scripturae aliorumque … autorum monumentis collecti. Norimbergae [Nürnberg] : Johann Andreas Endter and Wolfgang Moritz Endter, 1677. First edition. Octavo, original full calf, spine with raised bands, gilt lettering and decoration (a little frayed at head); marbled edges, front pastedown with nineteenth century …
MEYNIER, Johann Heinrich, 1764-1825
enthaltend diejenigen Kenntnisse welche jeder gebildete Mensch wissen muss. Nürnberg : bei Friedrich Campe, 1821. Twenty-one booklets, square duodecimo, in the original uniform green papered boards, each with the original printed label to the front listing the individual volume number and its subject; various paginations from 30 to 64 pages; with 5 hand coloured copperplate engravings …
/ texte par Munerelle, dessins par Lemaitre. Strasbourg : Derivaux, 1856. Large quarto, contemporary quarter morocco over blind blocked pebbled cloth boards (upper and lower boards marked), spine with raised bands and gilt ornament and lettering, all edges gilt, silk lining papers, mild foxing to preliminaries,  pp,  spectacular chromolithographic plates depicting dramatic natural phenomena, …
LEYS, Thomson W.
with an account of the eruption at Tarawera. Cover: “New Zealand Wonder Land”. Auckland : Brett Printing & Publishing Company, 1918. New edition, completely revised. Small quarto, original pictorial stiff wrappers (some paper loss along spine, early owner's inscription to upper wrapper), staple bound, large folding chromolithographed frontispiece plate of the White Terrace, Rotomahana (before …
BUFFON, Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de, 1707-1788
A Paris : de l'Imprimerie Royale, 1769. Nouvelle édition. Ten volumes octavo (volumes 1-10), handsome full speckled calf, spines with raised bands, gilt decoration and red title labels with gilt lettering, illustrated; [together with] Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière. Supplément. A Paris : de l'Imprimerie Royale, 1774-78. Ten volumes octavo (volumes 1-10), handsome full speckled calf, spines …
exercises, and a key to the exercises. York : Printed by Thomas Wilson and Son, 1834. Sixth edition. Two volumes large octavo, bound in full contemporary calf, spines with raised bands with gilt ornament, green and red leather labels with gilt lettering, inner joints neatly reinforced with dark green cloth, original marbled endpapers, later owner’s inscriptions …
with notes by Robert Hall, F.L.S., C.M.Z.S. Melbourne : T.C. Lothian, 1906. Small square octavo, original pictorial wrappers (foxed, paper chipped along spine), inside front wrapper with bookplate, 63 pp, 31 black and white photographic plates with text on facing pages, contents fine.
Illustré de 44 sujets dessinés et gravés par Pauquet. Paris : A. Courcier, n.d. [c.1840]. Oblong octavo, original pictorial papered boards (rubbed, small loss at head and tail of spine), lacking front end-paper, half-title with small loss at head of gutter, 51 pp, with 8 full page hand coloured engraved plates illustrating 44 animals, accompanied …
GOLDSMITH, Rev. J.
Improved & enlarged by the Rev. G. N. Wright M. A. London : William Tegg, n.d. [c. 1840]. Duodecimo, gilt-lettered cloth (rubbed), pp. 242, (ii – adverts), numerous engraved plates, folding maps and a rotating volvelle. Includes a short section on Australasia with a view of Sydney and engraving of Otahetians.
Caen : impr. F. Le Blanc-Hardel, 1883. Octavo, publisher's wrappers (a little foxed and darkened at the edges), 26 pp, uncut, a very good copy. Text in French. Unrecorded in Australian or New Zealand collections.
R.W. BEDDOME & CO.
Melbourne : R.W. Beddome & Co., n.d. [c.1945]. Square duodecimo, printed blue wrappers (lightly marked), staple bound, 31 pp, photographic illustrations, a good copy. Copies are recorded in three Australian collections (Monash University Library; State Library of Victoria; National Library of Australia).
BLUMENBACH, Johann Friedrich (1752-1840)
par M. BLUMENBACH. IN: Bulletin des Sciences, par la Société Philomatique, No. 39. Paris : Prairial, an 8 de la République [i.e. May-June, 1800]. Quarto, mid nineteenth century plain blue wrappers (some paper loss along spine), upper wrapper with later nineteenth century manuscript annotation '1800 a 1801', containing a year's run of twelve Bulletins (nos. …
48 planches coloriées, accompagnées d'un texte explicatif. At head of title: Méthode d'enseignement par l'aspect. Paris : Librairie française et étrangère (R. Schultz), [c.1880]. Large quarto, bound in modern half calf over papered boards with gilt lettered spine, pp 28 (explanatory text for each plate), followed by 24 double-page chromolithographic plates, plate XXIV illustrating Australian …
St. Petersburg : E. Likhachev and A. Suvorin, 1871. Octavo, contemporary quarter calf over marbled papered boards (rubbed), spine lettered Австралия and with nineteenth century label with manuscript collection number, front pastedown and title with nineteenth century Russian collection stamps of the Totemsky District teachers' seminary library, title also with (original bookseller's?) manuscript note and …
[=Geography. Part II]. Kutaisi [Georgia] : Sagubernio St'amba, 1918. Octavo, original printed stiff wrappers (stained, edges chipped, annotations to front), 112 pp, lithographic illustrations throughout, occasional staining and annotations. Text in Georgian. The separately issued second part of a Georgian school children's geography, devoted to Africa, Asia, the Americas and Oceania. It includes sections on …
and French Governments. London : T. Nelson and Sons, 1853. Octavo, original embossed blue cloth boards (rubbed), the upper board with vignette illustration in gilt, spine with gilt lettering and illustration, frontispiece engraving of Rio de Janeiro, half-title with vignette illustration of Mount Erebus, pp 508, [5 publisher's advertisements], preliminaries with foxing and small paper …
London : Frederick Warne & Co., c. 1865. Quarto, illustrated card wrappers (stitched at spine), five colour plates with text; scattered, pale foxing, a very good copy. Aunt Louisa's London Toy Books series.