Natural History

  • # 19405

    ROWAN, (Marian) Ellis (1847-1922)

    Bill Baillie : his life and adventures. (Association copy)

    … With eight coloured illustrations by the author and numerous black and white drawings by Jack Sommers. Melbourne : Whitcombe and Tombs, [1908]. First edition. Small oblong quarto, pictorial cloth over bevelled boards (light rubbing and and mild flecking), an association copy, awarded as a school prize to a young member of the Crompton family …

  • # 19269

    WHITE, John (1756-1832)

    Journal of a voyage to New South Wales. (Coloured edition)

    / 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 speckled calf, expertly rebacked with new spine, contrasting morocco title labels, decorated in gilt, marbled edges, pp [xviii], 299, [36], …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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. …

  • # 19082

    HESLOP, Robert

    Copper halfpenny token for Robert Heslop, dealer in natural curiosities, Finsbury Square, London, 1790s.

    London : Robert Heslop, n.d. [c.1795]. Æ halfpenny, diameter 29.7 mm. Obverse: A male contortionist and a monkey. Around the perimeter: CAN YOU DO SO. Reverse: An inscription on six lines THE FIRST SHOP IN LONDON FOR NATURAL CURIOSITYS PAINTINGS COINS COLOURS FOR ARTISTS &c. Around the perimeter: R. HESLOP NO. 86 CHISWELL STREET FINSBURY …

  • # 19088

    BOULTER, Daniel (1740-1802); BOULTER, Joseph (1743-1819); BOULTER, John (1745-1816)

    Copper halfpenny token for Daniel Boulter’s ‘Exhibition of natural and artificial curiosities’, Yarmouth, Norfolk, 1796.

    Yarmouth : Joseph, Daniel and John Boulter, 1796. Æ halfpenny, diameter 29.8 mm. Obverse: A female seated holding a scroll inscribed BOULTER’S EXHIBITION OF NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL CURIOSITIES. In ex. YARMOUTH in a straight line. Reverse: Three figures symbolising Asia, Africa and America presenting various curiosities to Britannia, who is recording them in a book. …

  • # 19035

    BISHOP, James

    A visit to the zoological gardens, in the Regent’s Park:

    Interspersed with a familiar description of the nature and habits of the many rare and interesting animals exhibited therein. A pleasing companion to the juvenile visitors to this delightful place of fashionable resort. Sixth edition, entirely re-written, with forty accurate engravings, – twelve of which are neatly coloured. London : Thomas Dean, s.n. circa 1845. …

  • # 19045

    SAINSBURY, Arthur

    Angora wool rabbits for profit in Australia and New Zealand.

    With a chapter on the chinchilla and other pelt breeds. Onehunga, New Zealand : the author, 1929. Octavo, illustrated wrappers (marked), pp. 96, illustrated, lightly foxed.

  • # 18976

    STONEHAM, Charles

    The birds of the British Islands (prospectus)

    Illustrated by Lilian M. Medland. London : Grant Richards, 1908. Quarto, pp. [4], light foxing, loosely inserted plate. Prospectus for the publication.

  • # 19198

    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 …

  • # 18810

    DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882)

    Insectivorous plants.

    London : John Murray, 1876. Fourth thousand. Octavo, publisher’s blind blocked dark green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, pp. x, 462, 32 (publisher’s catalogue dated January 1882), errata slip bound in; lithographed illustrations in the text; some foxing to outer leaves, a very good copy. First published on July 2 1875, with two further editions …

  • # 18814

    DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882)

    The different forms of flowers on plants of the same species.

    London : John Murray, 1892. First edition. Fourth thousand. Octavo, publisher’s blind blocked dark green cloth (lightly rubbed, a few light marks), spine lettered in gilt, hinges starting, original bookseller’s label to front pastedown, original owner’s inscription to first blank, pp. xxiv; 352, including index, numerous lithographed illustrations and tables in the text; clean throughout, …

  • # 18813

    DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882)

    The formation of vegetable mould through the action of worms; with observations on their habits.

    London : John Murray, 1882. First edition. Seventh thousand (corrected). Octavo, publisher’s blind blocked dark green cloth (a few small marks), spine lettered in gilt; front hinge a little weak, previous owner’s bookplate to front free-endpaper, pp. vii, 328, [1] advertisement, lithographed illustrations in the text; a few pages unopened, light foxing to preliminaries, a …

  • # 18679

    IMBERT, Henri

    Le tapir à tache blanche sur le dos de la Chine et de l’Indochine

    Hanoi-Haiphong : Imp. d’Extrême-Orient, 1921. Octavo, original printed yellow wrappers, pp 9, illustrated with 1 b/w photographic plate; text in French; a fine copy. A study of the Asiatic tapir.

  • # 18681

    IMBERT, Henri

    [BOTANY] Deux plantes insectivores de la province du Kouang-Toung (Chine).

    Hanoi-Haiphong : Imp. d’Extrême-Orient, 1922. Octavo, original printed grey wrappers, pp 9, illustrated with 1 b/w photographic plate; text in French; a fine copy. A study of two insectivorous plants native to China.

  • # 18763

    BIGLAND, John.

    [KANGAROO]. Letters on natural history :

    exhibiting a view of the power, wisdom, and goodness of the Deity, so eminently displayed in the formation of the universe, and various relations of utility which inferior beings have to the human species. Calculated particularly for the use of schools, and young persons in general of both sexes, in order to impress their minds …