Natural History

  • # 15732

LINNE, Carl von (1707 - 1778)

[KANGAROO]. Des Ritters Carl von Linné vollständiges Natursystem :

    # 15732

    LINNE, Carl von (1707 - 1778)

    [KANGAROO]. Des Ritters Carl von Linné vollständiges Natursystem :

    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 …

  • # 15264

BECKER, W. (lithographer)

Album of the finest birds of all countries

    # 15264

    BECKER, W. (lithographer)

    Album of the finest birds of all countries

    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. …

  • A natural history of the birds of New South Wales,
LEWIN, John William (1770 -1819)
# 14850

    # 14850

    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. London : Henry …

  • # 15432

CRANWELL, Thomas

Album of New Zealand pressed ferns in a presentation rimu wood binding

    # 15432

    CRANWELL, Thomas

    Album of New Zealand pressed ferns in a presentation rimu wood binding

    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 …

  • # 15626

CHERRY, J. W. (John William), 1824-1869; LAKE, J.W.; DEGOTARDI, Johann Nepomuk, 1823-1882.

[SHEET MUSIC] Shells of ocean /​ words by J.W. Lake ; music by J.W. Cherry.

    # 15626

    CHERRY, J. W. (John William), 1824-1869; LAKE, J.W.; DEGOTARDI, Johann Nepomuk, 1823-1882.

    [SHEET MUSIC] Shells of ocean /​ words by J.W. Lake ; music by J.W. Cherry.

    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. …

  • # 15430

[Compiler unknown]

Album of pressed seaweed specimens collected in New South Wales and Victoria, circa 1860.

$6,500.00 AUD

    # 15430

    [Compiler unknown]

    Album of pressed seaweed specimens collected in New South Wales and Victoria, circa 1860.

    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 …

  • # 15421

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.

    # 15421

    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)

  • 15223

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.

    # 15223

    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, …

  • # 15239

Art in taxidermy

    # 15239

    Art in taxidermy

    Chicago : Jonas Brothers, 1930. First edition. Quarto, pictorial textured card wrappers, sepia tone photographic illustrations throughout; a pristine copy.

  • Description of the land and fresh water shells of the United States
SAY, Thomas (1787-1834)
# 13816

    # 13816

    SAY, Thomas (1787-1834)

    Description of the land and fresh water shells of the United States.

    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, [24] 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 …

  • Jottings in Australia: or, Notes on the flora and fauna of Victoria
HANNAFORD, Samuel (1827-1874)
# 14953

    # 14953

    HANNAFORD, Samuel (1827-1874)

    Jottings in Australia: or, Notes on the flora and fauna of Victoria

    :  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], [1], 100 (interleaved with blank pages); the …

  • [THYLACINE] Official Guide to the Zoological Society of London.
MITCHELL, Peter Chalmers
# 14950

    # 14950

    MITCHELL, Peter Chalmers

    [THYLACINE] Official Guide to the Zoological Society of London.

    Cover title: The Zoological Society, London. Official Guide to the Gardens Regents Park. London : Harrison & Sons [for The Zoological Society], [1929]. 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 …

  • Observaciones astronómicas, y phisicas hechas de orden de S. Mag. en los reynos del Perù
ULLOA Y DE LA TORRE GIRAL (1716-1795), Antonio de and Jorge JUAN Y SANTACILLA (1713-1773)
# 12490

    # 12490

    Antonio de Ulloa y de la Torre Giral, 1716-1795; Antonio de and Jorge Juan y Santacilla, 1713-1773

    Observaciones astronómicas, y phisicas hechas de orden de S. Mag. en los reynos del Perù

    $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. [1748]. First edition. Folio, contemporary full speckled calf …

  • [PLATYPUS] Lettre de M.H.D. de Blainville à M. le rédacteur de l’Echo du Monde savant,
BLAINVILLE, H.-M. Ducrotay de (Henri-Marie Ducrotay), 1777-1850
# 14751

    # 14751

    BLAINVILLE, H.-M. Ducrotay de (Henri-Marie Ducrotay), 1777-1850

    [PLATYPUS] Lettre de M.H.D. de Blainville à M. le rédacteur de l’Echo du Monde savant,

     au sujet de l'ornithorhynque. Paris : Imprimerie de Decourchant, [1835]. 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 …

  • A Treatise of Fluxions In Two Books
MACLAURIN, Colin (1698-1746)
# 14623

    # 14623

    MACLAURIN, Colin (1698-1746)

    A Treatise of Fluxions In Two Books

    Edinburgh : T.W. and T. Ruddimans, MDCCXLII [1742]. 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 …

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    # 14516

    WOODBRIDGE, W.C. (William Channing), 1794-1845

    [HAWAII] He hoikehonua, he mea ia e hoakaka’i i ke ano o ka honua nei, a me na mea maluna iho :

    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 …

  • # 15234

CARSON, James C. L.

The form of the horse, as it lies open to the inspection of the ordinary observer.

    # 15234

    CARSON, James C. L.

    The form of the horse, as it lies open to the inspection of the ordinary observer.

    London : SImpkin, Marshall & Co., 1862. Second edition. Duodecimo, gilt-decorated cloth, front joint shaken, pp. 158, a very good copy.

  • # 15418

BARRETT, Charles

The Sun tree book

    # 15418

    BARRETT, Charles

    The Sun tree book

    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.  

  • [ORIENTALISM] Mines de l’Orient : exploitées par une société d’amateurs
RZEWUSKI, Wenceslas (editor)
# 14611

    # 14611

    RZEWUSKI, Wenceslas (editor)

    [ORIENTALISM] Mines de l’Orient : exploitées par une société d’amateurs

    [=Fundgruben des Orients]. A Vienne : Chez Antoine Schmid, 1809. Folio, original printed wrappers backed with contemporary marbled paper; pp [8], 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 …

  • [ABORIGINES] Neuestes Bilderbuch zur Belehrung und Unterhaltung.
ZOLLER, Karl August Christoph Friedrich; BROMME, Traugott (lithographer)
# 14128

    # 14128

    ZOLLER, Karl August Christoph Friedrich; BROMME, Traugott (lithographer)

    [ABORIGINES] Neuestes Bilderbuch zur Belehrung und Unterhaltung.

    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 …

  • [ORNITHOLOGY] Dicées de la Nouvelle-Hollande (Dicaeum hirundinaceum)
Anon. [after FREEMAN, W.H. and GOULD, John, 1804-1881]
# 14143

    # 14143

    Anon. [after FREEMAN, W.H. and GOULD, John, 1804-1881]

    [ORNITHOLOGY] Dicées de la Nouvelle-Hollande (Dicaeum hirundinaceum)

    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 …

  • [AMBON EARTHQUAKE] Kort verslag over de aardbeving te Ambon op 6 Januari 1898
VERBEEK, R.D.M.
# 14304

    # 14304

    VERBEEK, R.D.M.

    [AMBON EARTHQUAKE] Kort verslag over de aardbeving te Ambon op 6 Januari 1898

    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 …

  • A manual of elementary geology:
LYELL, Sir Charles (1797 - 1875)
# 14097

    # 14097

    LYELL, Sir Charles (1797 - 1875)

    A manual of elementary geology:

    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. …

  • Notes sur la Zoologie, et la paleontologie de Victoria
McCOY, Frederick (1817-1899)
# 14050

    # 14050

    McCOY, Frederick (1817-1899)

    Notes sur la Zoologie, et la paleontologie de Victoria

    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 …

  • Album de la jeunesse : mélange d’histoire naturelle, minéraux, plantes, animaux,
LEGRAND, Augustin

# 5023

    # 5023

    LEGRAND, Augustin

    Album de la jeunesse : mélange d’histoire naturelle, minéraux, plantes, animaux,

    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 …

  • Sir Joseph Banks : autograph letter, signed
BANKS, Joseph, Sir (1743-1820)
# 13932

    # 13932

    BANKS, Joseph, Sir (1743-1820)

    Sir Joseph Banks : autograph letter, signed

    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 …

  • [THYLACINE] Wilde Thiere aller Zonen. Ihre Gewohnheiten und Lebensweise, ihr Nutzen und Schaden
KOLB, C.F.A. (Christian Friedrich August)
# 13774

    # 13774

    KOLB, C.F.A. (Christian Friedrich August)

    [THYLACINE] Wilde Thiere aller Zonen. Ihre Gewohnheiten und Lebensweise, ihr Nutzen und Schaden

    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 …

  • Views to accompany report on geological survey of country west of Suakin,
PARROTT, Thomas Samuel, Captain (1842-1917)
# 12009

    # 12009

    PARROTT, Thomas Samuel, Captain (1842-1917)

    Views to accompany report on geological survey of country west of Suakin,

    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 [1] title page in letterpress on leaf of thick card, [1] folding hand …

  • [THYLACINE; ABORIGINES] Australie
SOCIETE ECONOMIQUE D'ALIMENTATION, LYON.
# 13798

    # 13798

    SOCIETE ECONOMIQUE D'ALIMENTATION, LYON.

    [THYLACINE; ABORIGINES] Australie

    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.

  • Le Jardin Zoologique
SCHOLZ, Joseph
# 13773

    # 13773

    SCHOLZ, Joseph

    Le Jardin Zoologique

    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 [45], illustrated with [25] full page chromolithographed plates hors texte; edges flecked, occasional very mild foxing, …

  • An account of New Zealand;
YATE, Rev. William
# 13825

    # 13825

    YATE, Rev. William

    An account of New Zealand;

    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, …

  • [COOK]. British Museum (Natural History). Famous naturalists. Series No. 1
BRITISH MUSEUM
# 13762

    # 13762

    BRITISH MUSEUM

    [COOK]. British Museum (Natural History). Famous naturalists. Series No. 1

    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. …

  • [THYLACINE] The Zoological Society of London. Guide to the Gardens and Aquarium, Regent’s Park
MITCHELL, Sir Peter Chalmers
# 13910

    # 13758

    The garden and menagerie of the Zoological Society delineated.

    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 …

  • [TERRA AUSTRALIS INCOGNITA] Selectae Antiquitatis Libri XII : De gestis primaevis,
WALDENFELS, Christoph Philipp von
# 2349

    # 2349

    WALDENFELS, Christoph Philipp von

    [TERRA AUSTRALIS INCOGNITA] Selectae Antiquitatis Libri XII : De gestis primaevis,

    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 …

  • Wissenschaftlicher Hausbedarf für die Jugend. Eine kleine Handbibliothek in 21 Bändchen
MEYNIER, Johann Heinrich, 1764-1825
# 13557

    # 13557

    MEYNIER, Johann Heinrich, 1764-1825

    Wissenschaftlicher Hausbedarf für die Jugend. Eine kleine Handbibliothek in 21 Bändchen

    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 …

  • Les Phénomènes et les curiosités de la nature
MUNERELLE; LEMAITRE

# 8063

    # 8063

    MUNERELLE; LEMAITRE

    Les Phénomènes et les curiosités de la nature

    / 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, [74] pp, [37] spectacular chromolithographic plates depicting dramatic natural phenomena, …

  • A weird region : New Zealand lakes, terraces, geysers, and volcanoes,
LEYS, Thomson W.
# 13296

    # 13296

    LEYS, Thomson W.

    A weird region : New Zealand lakes, terraces, geysers, and volcanoes,

    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 …

  • [NATURAL HISTORY] Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière
BUFFON, Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de, 1707-1788

# 1889

    # 1889

    BUFFON, Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de, 1707-1788

    [NATURAL HISTORY] Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière

    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 …

  • An English grammar : comprehending the principles and rules of language, illustrated by appropriate
MURRAY, Lindley

# 5185

    # 5185

    MURRAY, Lindley

    An English grammar : comprehending the principles and rules of language, illustrated by appropriate

    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 …

  • Glimpses of Australian bird life : thirty-one original photographs direct from nature
HALL, Robert
# 13137

    # 13137

    HALL, Robert

    Glimpses of Australian bird life : thirty-one original photographs direct from nature

    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.

  • [PLATYPUS] Nouveau musée du naturaliste
BOUYER, A.C.
# 12423

    # 12423

    BOUYER, A.C.

    [PLATYPUS] Nouveau musée du naturaliste

    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 …

  • [SYDNEY]. A grammar of geography for the use of schools
GOLDSMITH, Rev. J.
# 12314

    # 12314

    GOLDSMITH, Rev. J.

    [SYDNEY]. A grammar of geography for the use of schools

    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.

  • [BOTANY] Quelques mots sur le peuplement végétal des îles de l’Océanie
JOUAN, Henri
# 12207

    # 12207

    JOUAN, Henri

    [BOTANY] Quelques mots sur le peuplement végétal des îles de l’Océanie

    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. 

  • Hints to dog owners : a diagnosis and treatment of diseases and general advice on management.
R.W. BEDDOME & CO.
# 11843

    # 11843

    R.W. BEDDOME & CO.

    Hints to dog owners : a diagnosis and treatment of diseases and general advice on management.

    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).

  • [PLATYPUS] Sur un nouveau genre de quadrupède édenté, nommé Ornithorhynchus - paradoxus;
BLUMENBACH, Johann Friedrich (1752-1840)
# 10428

    # 10428

    BLUMENBACH, Johann Friedrich (1752-1840)

    [PLATYPUS] Sur un nouveau genre de quadrupède édenté, nommé Ornithorhynchus – paradoxus;

    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. …

  • Atlas d’histoire naturelle : coup d’oeil sur l’histoire naturelle des cinq parties du monde.
WAGNER, Hermann
# 11386

    # 11386

    WAGNER, Hermann

    Atlas d’histoire naturelle : coup d’oeil sur l’histoire naturelle des cinq parties du monde.

    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 …

  • [AUSTRALIA] Австралия. История открытия и колонизации растения и животные пятой части света
[CHRISTMANN, Friedrich]
# 11251

    # 11251

    [CHRISTMANN, Friedrich]

    [AUSTRALIA] Австралия. История открытия и колонизации растения и животные пятой части света

    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 …

  • [ABORIGINES; MAORI] Geograpia. Nac’ili II.
TSAGEREISHVILI, G.
# 11253

    # 11253

    TSAGEREISHVILI, G.

    [ABORIGINES; MAORI] Geograpia. Nac’ili II.

    [=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 …

  • Recent exploring expeditions to the Pacific, and the South Seas, under the American, English,
JENKINS, J.S.
# 11229

    # 11229

    JENKINS, J.S.

    Recent exploring expeditions to the Pacific, and the South Seas, under the American, English,

    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 …

  • The zoological gardens. Brown bear, elephant, dromedary, leopard, kangaroo, zebra.
# 11106

    # 11106

    The zoological gardens. Brown bear, elephant, dromedary, leopard, kangaroo, zebra.

    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.