Natural History

  • # 15558

JESSE, Edward (1780 – 1868)

Scenes and tales from country life : with recollections of natural history.

    # 15558

    JESSE, Edward (1780 – 1868)

    Scenes and tales from country life : with recollections of natural history.

    London : John Murray, 1844. First edition. Octavo, binding by J. Larkins in half calf over marbled boards, spine in compartments with gilt ornament and contrasting label lettered in gilt, previous owner’s bookplate to pastedown; pp vii-396; plates with mild foxing. Lowndes, p.1199.

  • # 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 …

  • # 15367

BEWICK, Thomas (1753-1828)

A general history of quadrupeds.

    # 15367

    BEWICK, Thomas (1753-1828)

    A general history of quadrupeds.

    / The figures engraved on wood by Thomas Bewick. Newcastle upon Tyne : T. Bewick and S. Hodgson, 1800. Fourth edition. Large octavo, contemporary diced russia (worn, joints repaired), spine rubbed, title with mild foxing, 525 pp, illustrated with numerous wood-engravings and 111 vignettes, internally clean. First published in 1790, Bewick’s General history is noted for its faithful depictions presented …

  • # 15812

Maker unknown.

[MICROSCOPE SLIDE] Hairs of Australian Oppossum (sic)

    # 15812

    Maker unknown.

    [MICROSCOPE SLIDE] Hairs of Australian Oppossum (sic)

    [s.l. : s.n., circa 1880]. Glass microscope slide, 77 x 27 mm, maker’s small paper label with manuscript ‘Hairs of Australian Oppossum (sic)’; in fine condition.

  • # 15838

PÉRON, François, 1775-1810; FREYCINET, Louis Claude Desaulses de, 1779-1842; LESUEUR, Charles Alexandre, 1778-1846; PETIT, Nicolas-Martin, 1777-1804

Voyage de découvertes aux terres Australes. Exécuté par ordre de sa Majesté l’Empereur et Roi, sur les corvettes le Géographe, le Naturaliste, et la goélette le Casuarina, pendant les années 1800, 1801, 1802, 1803 et 1804.

    # 15838

    PÉRON, François, 1775-1810; FREYCINET, Louis Claude Desaulses de, 1779-1842; LESUEUR, Charles Alexandre, 1778-1846; PETIT, Nicolas-Martin, 1777-1804

    Voyage de découvertes aux terres Australes. Exécuté par ordre de sa Majesté l’Empereur et Roi, sur les corvettes le Géographe, le Naturaliste, et la goélette le Casuarina, pendant les années 1800, 1801, 1802, 1803 et 1804.

    Rare complete set, in contemporary bindings, of the official account of the Baudin voyage. One of the most important and famous descriptions of Australia ever published, it also contains the first published complete and fully detailed map of Australia, Freycinet’s Carte générale de la Nouvelle Hollande, along with many significant charts of the southern Australian coastline (“Terre Napoléon”), superb …

  • 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.

    A fine example, in original condition, of one of the rarest illustrated works of Australian natural history. London : Henry H. Bohn, 1838. Folio, original publisher’s binding of quarter crushed morocco, spine lettered in gilt ‘Lewin’s Birds of New Holland’, green cloth covered boards, yellow endpapers, pp [iv], 26 etched plates with original gouache hand-colouring, …

  • DSFB_Melbourne_2017_2

    # 15788

    DIGGLES, Silvester, 1817-1880

    The ornithology of Australia : being illustrations of 244 Australian birds, with descriptive letter-press.

    A rarely offered complete set of one of the most important Australian ornithological publications of the nineteenth century. [Brisbane : Printed for the author by T.P. Pugh, 1866-1870]. Folio, nineteenth century gilt-lettered cloth (joints a little worn), bookplate to the front pastedown of English ornithologist George Dawson Rowley, manuscript list of plates tipped-in, manuscript title leaf supplied …

  • # 15783

BULLER, Walter Lawry (1838 - 1906)

A history of the birds of New Zealand.

    # 15783

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

    A history of the birds of New Zealand.

    Scarce first edition of an acclaimed ornithological work, illustrated by J.G. Keulemans. London : John Van Voorst, 1873. First edition, printed in an edition of 500 copies. Quarto, contemporary full crushed blue morocco by Leighton of London (edges a little rubbed) with armorial crest of the house of Dutton, spine in compartments, lettered in gilt; …

  • # 15787

SHELLEY, Captain G. E.

A monograph of the nectariinidæ, or family of sun-birds.

    # 15787

    SHELLEY, George Ernest, Captain, 1840-1910; KEULEMANS, John Gerrard, 1842-1912

    A monograph of the nectariinidæ, or family of sun-birds.

    Rare privately printed ornithological work, with some of the finest illustrations of bird artist J. G. Keulemans. London : published by the author, 1876-1880. Printed in an edition of 250 copies. Three volumes, quarto, gilt-lettered blue crushed morocco over marbled boards (lightly rubbed), marbled endpapers, the bookplate of J. Hamilton Leigh to pastedowns; top edges gilt; …

  • # 15789

DRESSER, H. E. (1838 - 1915)

A monograph of the coraciidæ, or the family of the rollers.

    # 15789

    DRESSER, H.E., 1838-1915; KEULEMANS, John Gerrard, 1842-1912

    A monograph of the coraciidæ, or the family of the rollers.

    Scarce privately printed ornithological work, illustrated by J.G. Keulemans. Farnborough, Kent : published by the author at Topclyffe Grange, 1893. Printed in an edition of 250 copies. Folio, full crushed morocco by Bayntun-Riviere, spine in compartments, lettered in gilt; bookplate for Nowell Peach to front pastedown, marbled endpapers, title page remargined; pp xx, 111; 27 fine hand-coloured …

  • # 15786

BRENCHLEY, Julius L.

Jottings during the cruise of H. M. S. Curaçoa among the South Sea Islands in 1865

    # 15786

    BRENCHLEY, Julius Lucius, 1816-1873

    Jottings during the cruise of H. M. S. Curaçoa among the South Sea Islands in 1865

    Naturalist Julius Brenchley’s account of one of the most significant scientific expeditions to the Western Pacific of the nineteenth century. London : Longmans, Green, and Co., 1873. Octavo, gilt-illustrated green cloth (rebacked, a little edge worn), endpapers replaced, folding chromolithograph frontispiece; pp xxviii, 487; colour map; 8 full page wood engravings; 36 text vignettes; chromolithographs; 50 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 15734

Photographer unknown.

The Hanging Rock, Woodend, Victoria

    # 15734

    Photographer unknown.

    The Hanging Rock, Woodend, Victoria

    [Melbourne : Maker unknown, circa 1900]. Photographic glass magic lantern slide with hand colouring, 82 x 82 mm, original paper label with typed caption and sequence number, 23. The Hanging Rock, Woodend, Victoria; in fine condition. A beautiful photographic view of one of the most romanticised natural attractions in Victoria.

  • # 15733

AUCKLAND ACCLIMATISATION SOCIETY.

[NEW ZEALAND; ANGLING] Auckland Acclimatisation Society. License to Fish for Trout. Season 1895/6.

    # 15733

    AUCKLAND ACCLIMATISATION SOCIETY.

    [NEW ZEALAND; ANGLING] Auckland Acclimatisation Society. License to Fish for Trout. Season 1895/6.

    Auckland, N.Z. : W. McCullough, typ., [1890]. Single sheet, 205 x 220 mm; recto with manuscript entries recording issue to the Hon. H.S. O’Grady of Derbyshire [Frederick Standish O’Grady, 6th Viscount Guillamore, 1847-1927] on 6 December 1895; endorsed in red ink: ‘This License is available for all the waters of the Canterbury Acclimatisation Society. H.A. …

  • # 15428

NORTH LONDON NATURAL HISTORY SOCIETY

The North London Natural History Society. Syllabus, January to June, 1894.

    # 15428

    NORTH LONDON NATURAL HISTORY SOCIETY

    The North London Natural History Society. Syllabus, January to June, 1894.

    [Southwark : Ash & Co., Printers], [1894]. Folding card, duodecimo (115 x 77 mm), printed on [4] sides; in fine condition. The syllabus for this amateur group included lectures on “Are the Planets Inhabited?”; “Ferns”; “Native Poisonous Plants”, and “Abnormal Appearances in 1893”, as well as several field excursions.

  • # 15768

JOPPIEN, Rüdiger and SMITH, Bernard

The art of Captain Cook’s voyages. Volumes one and two.

    # 15768

    JOPPIEN, Rüdiger and SMITH, Bernard

    The art of Captain Cook’s voyages. Volumes one and two.

    Volume one : the voyage of the Endeavour 1768 – 1771. With a descriptive catalogue of all the known drawings of peoples, places, artefacts and events and the original engravings associated with them. Melbourne : Oxford University Press, 1985 (1986 reprint). Folio, cloth in dustjacket, pp. xv; 247, illustrated. Volume two :  the voyage of …

  • # 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. …

  • # 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. …

  • # 15484

BAILEY, Frederick Manson, and GORDON, Patrick Robertson

Plants reputed poisonous and injurious to stock (signed copy).

    # 15484

    BAILEY, Frederick Manson, and GORDON, Patrick Robertson

    Plants reputed poisonous and injurious to stock (signed copy).

    Brisbane : James C. Beal, 1887. Octavo, green cloth (fine), signed by the author in pencil to title page, pp. 112, 44 lithographed plates. Ferguson 6514

  • # 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 …

  • # 15368

BEWICK, Thomas (1753-1828)

History of British birds

    # 15368

    BEWICK, Thomas (1753-1828)

    History of British birds

    The figures engraved on wood by T. Bewick. Vol. I. containing the history and description of land birds. Newcastle : Sol. Hodgson, for Beilby & Berwick, 1797. First edition. Large octavo, contemporary diced russia (worn, joints repaired), spine rubbed, title with mild foxing, 335 pp, illustrated with numerous wood-engravings, one quire loose. A second volume appeared in 1804.  

  • # 15363

Taronga Zoological Park Trust

Official illustrated guide to Taronga Zoological Park Sydney

    # 15363

    Taronga Zoological Park Trust

    Official illustrated guide to Taronga Zoological Park Sydney

    Sydney : Alfred James Kent, c. 1930. Oblong octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 84, illustrated.

  • 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 …

  • # 15427

NORTH LONDON NATURAL HISTORY SOCIETY

The North London Natural History Society. Syllabus, February to June, 1892

    # 15427

    NORTH LONDON NATURAL HISTORY SOCIETY

    The North London Natural History Society. Syllabus, February to June, 1892

    Southwark : Ash & Co., Printers, [1892]. Folding card, duodecimo (115 x 77 mm), printed on [4] sides; in fine condition. The syllabus for this amateur group included lectures on “The Skinning and Stuffing of Birds”; “Is the Earth Becoming Colder?”, and “The Occupiers of Space”, as well as several field excursions.  

  • # 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 …

  • # 14453

[OKEN, Lorenz; SUSEMIHL, Johann]

Mammalia

    # 14453

    [OKEN, Lorenz; SUSEMIHL, Johann]

    Mammalia

    [Stuttgart] : [Hoffmann’sche Verlags-Buchhandlung], [c.1840]. Quarto, marbled boards with paste on title label, rubbed, unpaginated, 15 leaves of coloured lithographic plates by Johann Conrad Susemihl, with supplementary text and manuscript index sheet. Single volume from Abbildungen zu Oken’s Allgemeiner Naturgeschichte für alle Stände [Illustrations of Oken’s General Natural History for all levels], a thirteen-volume set seeking …

  • [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. …