Natural History

  • # 18467

    BRY, Johann Theodor de; Johann ISRAEL (illustrator)

    Indiae orientalis (Small Voyages), Parts IV-XI.

    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 …

  • # 22440

    BULLER, Walter Lawry, 1838-1906; KEULEMANS, John Gerrard, 1842-1912

    A history of the birds of New Zealand (with supplement).

    Scarce large format second edition (with supplement) of an acclaimed ornithological work, illustrated by J.G. Keulemans. London : the author, 1888 – 1905. Second edition. The History (1888) : thirteen parts, bound in two volumes, quarto, contemporary half crushed morocco over pebbled cloth by R. H. Porter, spines in compartments lettered in gilt, top edges …

  • # 22204

    PHILLIP, Arthur (1738-1814)

    The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay

    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 …

  • # 22277

    GOULD, John (1804 - 1881)

    Mirafra horsfieldii; Gould (Horsfield’s Mirafra)

    Lithograph with vivid original hand colouring, measures 560 x 375 mm (sheet), titled lower margin, pale foxing. Letterpress sheet of descriptive text included. A plate from The Birds of Australia (London : published by the author, 1840 – 1848), Gould’s great colourplate book. Approximately 250 sets were issued, the full set containing 681 plates, each lithograph strikingly …

  • # 22264

    GOULD, John (1804 - 1881)

    Geoffroyius Timorlaoensis, Meyer. (Tenimber parrot, or Tanimbar red-cheeked parrot)

    Lithograph with vivid original hand colouring, measures 560 x 375 mm (sheet), titled lower margin, Letterpress sheet of descriptive text included. A plate from The Birds of New Guinea and the Adjacent Papuan Islands (London : published by the author, 1875-1888), Gould’s last great colourplate book, completed after Gould’s death by Dr. R. B. Sharpe. Approximately …

  • # 22262

    GOULD, John (1804 - 1881)

    Casuarius westermanni (Westerman’s cassowary, or Dwarf cassowary)

    Lithograph with vivid original hand colouring, measures 545 x 365 mm (sheet), titled lower margin, Letterpress sheet of descriptive text included. A plate from The Birds of New Guinea and the Adjacent Papuan Islands (London : published by the author, 1875-1888), Gould’s last great colourplate book, completed after Gould’s death by Dr. R. B. Sharpe. Approximately …

  • # 22276

    GOULD, John (1804 - 1881)

    Parotia lawesi, Ramsay (or Lawe’s Bird of Paradise)

    Lithograph with vivid original hand colouring, measures 560 x 375 mm (sheet), titled lower margin, pale foxing. Letterpress sheet of descriptive text included. Defective, 3 cm of loss to image due to offset abrasion on to letterpress sheet. A plate from The Birds of New Guinea and the Adjacent Papuan Islands (London : published by the …

  • # 22272

    GOULD, John (1804 - 1881)

    Phonygama purpureoviolacea, Meyer. (Purple-and-violet manucode)

    Lithograph with vivid original hand colouring, measures 560 x 375 mm (sheet), titled lower margin, Letterpress sheet of descriptive text included. A plate from The Birds of New Guinea and the Adjacent Papuan Islands (London : published by the author, 1875-1888), Gould’s last great colourplate book, completed after Gould’s death by Dr. R. B. Sharpe. Approximately …

  • # 22275

    GOULD, John (1804 - 1881)

    Cracticus rufescens, Devis. (Rufous crow-shrike)

    Lithograph with vivid original hand colouring, measures 560 x 375 mm (sheet), titled lower margin, pale foxing. Letterpress sheet of descriptive text included. Defective, 3 cm of loss to image due to offset abrasion on to letterpress sheet. A plate from The Birds of New Guinea and the Adjacent Papuan Islands (London : published by the …

  • # 22263

    GOULD, John (1804 - 1881)

    Casuarius bicarunculatus (Two-wattled cassowary, or Southern cassowary)

    Lithograph with vivid original hand colouring, measures 545 x 365 mm (sheet), titled lower margin, Letterpress sheet of descriptive text included. A plate from The Birds of New Guinea and the Adjacent Papuan Islands (London : published by the author, 1875-1888), Gould’s last great colourplate book, completed after Gould’s death by Dr. R. B. Sharpe. Approximately …

  • # 22274

    GOULD, John (1804 - 1881)

    Rallicula Forbesi, Sharpe. (Forbe’s rail, or Forbes’s forest rail or Forbes’s forest crake)

    Lithograph with vivid original hand colouring, measures 560 x 375 mm (sheet), titled lower margin, Letterpress sheet of descriptive text included. Defective, 3 cm of loss to image due to offset abrasion on to letterpress sheet. A plate from The Birds of New Guinea and the Adjacent Papuan Islands (London : published by the author, 1875-1888), …

  • # 22271

    GOULD, John (1804 - 1881)

    Zosterops renfovae, Tristr. (Rendova white-eye)

    Lithograph with vivid original hand colouring, measures 560 x 375 mm (sheet), titled lower margin, Letterpress sheet of descriptive text included. A plate from The Birds of New Guinea and the Adjacent Papuan Islands (London : published by the author, 1875-1888), Gould’s last great colourplate book, completed after Gould’s death by Dr. R. B. Sharpe. Approximately …

  • # 22270

    GOULD, John (1804 - 1881)

    Melilestes iliolophus, Salvad. (Long-plumed honey-eater, or Gray-bellied Honeyeater)

    Lithograph with vivid original hand colouring, measures 560 x 375 mm (sheet), titled lower margin, Letterpress sheet of descriptive text included. A plate from The Birds of New Guinea and the Adjacent Papuan Islands (London : published by the author, 1875-1888), Gould’s last great colourplate book, completed after Gould’s death by Dr. R. B. Sharpe. Approximately …

  • # 22380

    EMIN, Mehmet

    مصور تعر يف حيوت انا [Musavver Tarif-i Hayvanat]

    Istanbul : Matbaa-ı Osmaniye, 1310 AH [1892-93]. Quarto, pictorial boards (lightly rubbed), cloth spine, pp. [72], 24 fine chromolithographed plates of fauna, including insects, whales, quadrupeds, birds, bats, primates etc. Several Australasian species are illustrated including the cassowary and emu, lyre bird, kiwi, kingfisher, kangaroo, and a plate of ethnicities of the world including an …

  • # 22258

    SHAW, George (1751-1813)

    A suite of nine plates from Shaw’s Zoology of New Holland, 1794

    [London] : Printed by J. Davis : Published by J. Sowerby, 1794. Nine engravings with original hand colour, each approximately 230 x 160 mm (plate lines), on J. Whatman watermarked paper, 303 x 242 mm (sheet), titled and imprinted in the image (imprint erased from one as issued), small stab holes from the string binding …

  • # 22269

    GOULD, John (1804 - 1881)

    Myzomela nigrita, Gray. (Black honey-eater, or Papuan black myzomela)

    Lithograph with vivid original hand colouring, measures 560 x 375 mm (sheet), titled lower margin, Letterpress sheet of descriptive text included. A plate from The Birds of New Guinea and the Adjacent Papuan Islands (London : published by the author, 1875-1888), Gould’s last great colourplate book, completed after Gould’s death by Dr. R. B. Sharpe. Approximately …