Natural History

  • # 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 …

  • # 22658

    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 and published with identical French title in Magasin …

  • # 22535

    RICHARDSON, John

    Icones Piscium, or plates of rare fishes.

    London : Richard and John Taylor, 1843. Quarto, publisher’s printed wrappers, string bound, manuscript correction of ‘Four’ to ‘Five’ coloured plates, pp. 8 (unopened); 5 plates with striking original hand colouring. Housed in a custom made folding clamshell box. Book label of Alan John Jarvis to inside upper wrapper and inside the box. An exceptional …

  • # 22729

    EMERSON, E.S.; LINDSAY, Norman, illustraor

    An Australian Bird Calendar

    Written by E. S. Emerson. Illustrated by Norman Lindsay. Melbourne : George Robertson & Company, n.d. [c. 1910]. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers highlighted in silver (edges slightly sunned), pp. [16], sepia illustrations by Norman Lindsay throughout, with 2 full-page photographic plates by W.S. Henty; clean throughout, a very good copy.

  • # 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 …

  • # 19270

    WHITE, John (1756-1832)

    Journal of a voyage to New South Wales

    with sixty-five plates of non descript animals, birds, lizards, serpents, curious cones of trees and other natural productions by John White Esqre., Surgeon General to the settlement. London : J. Debrett, 1790. Quarto, full tree calf, gilt decorated borders, spine with detailed ornamental tooling, contrasting morocco title label, marbled endpapers, pp [xviii], 299, [36], 65 …

  • # 18238

    BROINOWSKI, Gracius (1837-1913)

    The birds of Australia, comprising three hundred full-page illustrations with a descriptive account of the life and characteristic habits of over seven hundred species.

    Melbourne : Charles Stuart & Co., 1890-1891. Six volumes, folio, full straight grain black morocco ruled in gilt, gilt-lettered labels to spine (lacking on the first volume), bookplates for Bernard Gore Brett to pastedowns, unpaginated, 303 chromolithographed plates, text sheets, tissue guards; the very occasional spot of foxing but overall a fine set, clean and …

  • # 22633

    BARKLY, Henry Sir (1815-1898)

    Royal Society of Victoria. President’s inaugural address for 1860.

    [Cover title]. Also titled: President’s inaugural address for 1860 / delivered by His Excellency Sir Henry Barkly … to the members of the Royal Society of Victoria at the anniversary dinner held on the 10th April, 1860. [Melbourne : The Society, 1860]. Octavo pamphlet, string boundt, 17 pp; a fine copy.

  • # 22629

    BURLINGTON GALLERY, LONDON.

    Big Game of America. The honour of your Company is requested to a Private View of Works by American and other Artists; of the above subjects at the Burlington Gallery,

    27, Old Bond Street, W. on Tuesday, April 10th, 1894, & three following days. Amongst the Collection will be the Works which have been submitted to Her Majesty the Queen, and two drawings lent by H.R.H. the Prince of Wales. [London : Burlington Gallery, 1894]. Lithographed invitation card, 92 x 138 mm, printed recto only, …

  • # 22604

    KING, Henry (1855-1923)

    Suite of studio photographs of taxidermied Australian native fauna.

    [Between 1890 and 1900]. Five silver albumen print photographs (each 205 x 150 mm), laid down recto of their original card mounts, numbered and captioned in the negatives as follows: 775. Australian Laughing Jackass; 776. Australian Opossum; 421. Lyre Birds; 785. Australian Emu; 787. Australian Kangaroo; the studio imprint of H.King Photo, Sydney appears in …

  • # 22646

    Australian turkey handbook

    Illustrated. Treats the subject fully from shell to maturity. Sydney : The Poultry Newspaper book series, [1950]. Second edition. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, (wear to spine), pp. 80.

  • # 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 …