Science

  • # 18242

    ANDREWS, Roy Chapman (1884-1960), et al.

    Natural History of Central Asia.

    New York : The American Museum of Natural History, 1918 – 1943. A rare complete set of all published volumes of Natural History of Central Asia and the Preliminary Reports. Central Asiatic Expeditions of the American Museum of Natural History, under the leadership of Roy Chapman Andrews. Preliminary contributions in geology, palaeontology and zoology 1918 …

  • # 25431

    HAMLYN-HARRIS, R. et al

    Memoirs of the Queensland Museum

    Volumes I – VIII. Brisbane : The Museum, 1912-1924. Eleven volumes, quarto, generally in fine condition, each with a small collector’s wetstamp, a very good run. The volumes contain a variety of scientific articles including some on mummification of Queensland aborigines. A good run of this scientific journal.

  • # 25430

    SPENCER, Baldwin et al.

    Memoirs of the National Museum, Melbourne

    Volumes I – XII. Melbourne : The Museum, 1906-1941. Twelve volumes, quarto, the first issue with tears to the upper wrapper, the remainder mostly fine, each with a small collector’s wetstamp, a very good run. No. 1 : WOODWARD, Arthur Smith. On a carbonifirous fish fauna from the Mansfield District, Victoria. 1906. No. 2 : …

  • # 25462

    Maker unknown.

    Native Gold / Australia.

    [Title from etched caption mountl]. [U.K.? : s.n., circa 1860]. Microscope slide, 79 x 25 mm, maker’s diamond-etched caption to mount ‘Native Gold / Australia’; the central raised circular section (diameter 16 mm) contains an “as found” tiny gold specimen in quartz; mount with repaired hairline crack at left hand edge. A scarce scientific curio …

  • # 22385

    Photographer unknown.

    [GOLD MINING] Photograph album compiled by a globetrotting mining engineer between 1900 and 1910, with his unique panoramic views of the King of the Hills mine in Western Australia, and topographical views in West Africa, Colombia, and the Caucasus, many of them documenting gold mining enterprises.

    Late nineteenth century photograph album, oblong folio (280 x 370 mm), half calf over black crushed morocco ruled in gilt (heavily worn, front board detached), all edges gilt, containing a total of 150+ silver gelatin photographs (and one albumen print) mounted on thick leaves; over 50 of the photographs were taken with a special panoramic …

  • # 25121

    STANLEY, Evan R. (1885-1924)

    [NEW GUINEA; GOLD MINING] Report on the geology of Woodlark Island

    [Melbourne : Albert J. Mullett, Government Printer, 1912?]. Octavo (240 x 155 mm), original printed pink wrappers (edges sunned), pp 19, with 3 folding colour maps at rear; contents clean, a very good copy; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), and accompanied by his bookplate. Woodlark (or Muyua) is the main island of …

  • # 13453

    BAER, Karl Ernst von (1792-1876)

    Types principaux des différentes races humaines dans les cinq parties du monde,

    modelés sous la direction du Pr. Baer de St. Petersbourg. St. Petersburg : s.n., [1862]. Portfolio, 500 x 330 mm, original embossed boards with title to front, original silk ties, inner front board with early collection inscription in German; containing [12] albumen print photographs, [7] in format 225 x 165 mm, being the complete first …

  • # 24359

    PEEK, Samuel (1807-1857)

    Merchant Samuel Peek’s election flyer for the Sydney Council election of 4 November, 1850.

    [Sydney, NSW : Samuel Peek], 1850. Bifolium, 225 x 185 mm, folding to 83 x 125 mm, letterpress on the first side only, headed ‘Sydney, 2nd November, 1850’, printed signature of ‘Samuel Peek, George and Pitt Streets’ at foot; outer side addressed to ‘Mr. Henry Foster, Parramatta St.’ (n.b., no house number was required!), postmarked …

  • # 24446

    WILLIAMS, F.E. (Francis Edgar) (1893-1943)

    [NEW GUINEA] Creed of a government anthropologist

    At head of title: Presidential address. Sydney : Australasian Medical Publishing Company Limited, 1939. Offprint from Report of the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science, vol. xxiv, Canberra Meeting, January, 1939. Octavo (215 x 137 mm), printed wrappers (light vertical crease), pp 145-159; a presentation copy, inscribed by Williams on the …

  • # 23801

    Maker unknown.

    [MICROSCOPE SLIDE] Australian Coralline.

    [United Kingdom : s.n., between 1860 and 1870]. Glass microscope slide, 75 x 25 mm, the mount with original blue and gold paper covering and contemporary manuscript caption in ink ‘Australian Coralline’; in fine condition. A specimen of Australian Coralline algae, a branching reddish seaweed with a calcareous jointed stem which plays a significant role …

  • # 23900

    Maker unknown.

    [MICROSCOPE SLIDE] Precious Opal. Australia.

    [United Kingdom : s.n., circa 1900]. Glass microscope slide, 75 x 25 mm, the mount with original label printed ‘Mineral’ and with contemporary manuscript caption in ink ‘Precious Opal. Australia’; in fine condition. An attractive microscope slide containing thousands of opal fragments, most likely from New South Wales, Queensland or South Australia.  

  • # 23902

    Oil exploration in Papua and the Mandated Territory of New Guinea

    Melbourne : Australian Petroleum Company Pty. Ltd., and Island Exploration Company Pty. Ltd., 1940. Large octavo (228 x 153 mm), original printed wrappers (lightly foxed), staple bound, 31 pp, b/w photographic illustrations throughout; internally clean and sound.

  • # 23405

    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, string bound pamphlet, 17 pp, a fine copy. Includes reference to Burke …

  • # 15281

    FLINDERS, Matthew (1774 - 1814)

    Observations upon the marine barometer, made during the examination of the coasts of New Holland and New South Wales, in the years 1801, 1802, and 1803

    Contained within : Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London for the year MDCCVI. Part II. London : printed by W. Bulmer, 1806. Quarto, original plain blue wrappers, pp. iv; 239 – 473; [8]; 12 engraved plates (some folding), the plates foxed but the text clean, all edges uncut and a little dusty, a …

  • # 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.

  • # 22327

    PATON, Robert, Jnr.

    [WOOL] Getting the absolute best.

    Sydney : W.A. Pepperday, 1929. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers (lightly marked), pp 72; a very good copy. Scarce Australian manual on sheep management and wool production. Copies are recorded in only two Australian collections (National Library of Australia; State Library of New South Wales)