BRY, Johann Theodor de; Johann ISRAEL (illustrator)
The first Latin editions of Parts IV-XI (eight parts in two volumes) of one of the most important collections of voyages published in the Age of Discovery, primarily devoted to the exploration of the East Indies and containing 140 engraved plates and maps illustrating voyages to the Spice Islands, India, Africa and North America. The …
BOLDREWOOD, Rolf, Mrs. [BROWNE, Margaret Maria]
Melbourne : Melville, Mullen and Slade, 1893. Octavo, blind stamped green cloth (a few marks), spine gilt; pp. iv; 144; a planting calendar for different months of the year; hinges a little weak, title page with mild offsetting, light foxing to fore-edges, but a good copy. ‘Margaret Browne was the wife of Thomas Browne – …
GILLRAY, James (1756-1815)
London : H. Humphrey, July 4th 1795 (the Bohn restrike of 1851, under authority from Gillray’s widow). Etching, printed in black ink, from one copper plate; hand-coloured (350 x 250 mm); numbered 410 upper right. Fine. One of Sir Joseph Banks’ greatest admirers, George III, had wielded his influence to secure for Banks the position …
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 …
PHILLIP, Arthur (1738-1814)
with an account of the establishment of the Colonies of Port Jackson & Norfolk Island; compiled from authentic papers, which have been obtained from the several departments, to which are added, the journals of Lieuts. Shortland, Watts, Ball, & Capt. Marshall; with an account of their new discoveries. London : John Stockdale, 1789. Quarto, full …
Santiago de Chile : Ediciones de la Universidad de Chile, 1980. Series title: Serie de monografías anexas a los Anales de la Universidad de Chile. Large octavo, printed wrappers (mild corner crease lower right), 229 pp, illustrated with black and white and colour plates and line drawings. Scarce. An important collection of essays by various …
LEBRETON, Louis (1818-1866)
[= Whaling in the South Seas]. Paris : F. Sinnett, Editeur, rue d’Argenteuil, 17 / Imp. Becquet, rue des Noyers, 37, [c.1845]. Lithograph with hand colouring, 340 x 500 mm (sheet 430 x 560 mm), signed ‘Lebreton’ in stone next to anchor, lower right; printed title in lower margin, with ‘No. 12’ and ‘Lebreton dessinateur aux …
[Collingwood, Vic. : G.N. Raymond, c.1945]. Thick papered boards, 410 x 475 mm, folding, front with pictorial title onlay, original buckram backstrip; fold-out game board with colour design based around a map of Australia with vignette illustrations of native fauna; a fine example (lacking the rare rules sheet). An educational board game designed by the …
Interspersed with a familiar description of the manners and habits of the animals contained therein. Intended as a pleasing companion to juvenile visitors of this delightful place of recreation and fashionable resort. A new edition, with additions to the present season, by J. Bishop. With twelve illustrative coloured engravings. London : Dean and Munday, n.d. …
London : The Aquarian Press, 1968. First edition. Small octavo, publisher’s black cloth over boards, in pictorial dust jacket (rubbed, mild edge wear), pp 64; a very good copy.
"TE WHARE" [Henry Edwards VASSAL]
Sydney : Carter’s Printer Works, 1922. Octavo, original cloth backed pictorial stiff wrappers (upper wrapper with some paper loss at bottom edge and along spine), pp 96; with 49 illustrations of a diverse range of Australian native fauna; pale foxing to outermost leaves, else internally very clean and sound.
[Australia] : [s.n.], [c.1860]. Lithograph printing, 218 x 262 mm, in blue ink, the beautifully illustrated border depicting an Australian Aboriginal hunting scene with kangaroos, emu, possum, a lyrebird, kookaburras, black swans, and cockatoos; chipped edges and corners, but the illustrated section is unscathed. This uncommon item of decorative stationery was probably intended for use …
ADAMS, W. H. Davenport.
London : Thomas Nelson, 1880. Octavo, gilt-decorated cloth (corners rubbed, lightly marked), all edges gilt, pp. 464, illustrated, occasional foxing. Some natural history engravings tipped-on the first page. Illustrations by H. Giacomelli
Berkhamsted [U.K.] : William Cooper and Nephews, . Octavo, gilt-lettered red cloth, ready reckoner and calendar to endpapers, pp. 81 (pp. 45-46 creased), a few manuscript notes, very good. Published for the Australian and New Zealand market, this largely unused diary for graziers is filled with useful information for the ‘sheepman’ (sheepbaths, sheepdip, postage rates, …
WILKINSON, E. S.
Shanghai : North-China Daily News & Herald Ltd., 1929. Octavo, gilt-lettered illustrated cloth (fine copy), bookplate to pastedown, pp. xxi; 243, colour plates, a fine copy. An attractive book on Chinese avian life.
SKERTCHLY, Sydney B. J. (Barber Josiah) (1850-1926)
Hongkong : Kelly & Walsh, Limited, 1893. First (and only) edition. Small octavo, original blind blocked brown cloth boards, pp ii, 56, xxxii (Rhopalocera hongkongensis : a preliminary list of the butterflies of Hongkong / with notes by S.B.J. Skertchly and J.J. Walker); endpapers and fore-edges with spotting, but a fine copy. Scarce monograph on …