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Scientific...
Fowler, H. W. [AND] V. [F. M.] Fitzsimons
Scientific Results of the Vernay-Lang Kalahari Expedition, March to September 1930. The Freshwater fishes. [AND] Reptilia and Amphibia.
Cambridge, The University Press, 1935. Two papers in one 8vo (25.0 x 16.1 cm). 147 [44; 103] pp.; 6 [4, 2] plates; 48 [18; 30] text figures. Original pictorial wrappers.
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€180.00
Rare works on Kalahari Desert fishes, amphibians and reptiles
Across wid...
Landor, A. H. S.
Across widest Africa. An account of the country and people of eastern, central and western Africa as seen during a twelve month's journey from Djibutt to Cape Verde.
London, Hurst and Blackett, 1907. Two parts in two. Large 8vo (24.1 x 17.0 cm). 938 pp. [xv, 396, [iv]; xii, 511], one coloured folding map, 166 [67; 99] numbered plates (on 157 sheets) including two plain maps of which one larger, folding. Original uniform decorated cloth.
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€180.00
A journey as dangerous as it is now...
Journal of...
Leichhardt, C.
Journal of an overland Expedition in Australia, from Moreton Bay to Port Essington, a distance of upwards of 3000 miles during the years 1844-1845.
London, T & W. Boone, 1847. Large 8vo (22.2 x 14.2 cm). xx, 544 pp., 16 pp. of advertisements of T. & W. Boone publications (including 8 pp. Australiana), seven aquatinted engraved plates including the frontispiece and several fine woodcuts in the text. Original blind stamped cloth. Gilt title on the spine. Yellow endpapers.
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€1,500.00
Only copy for sale outside Australia
Die Fauna...
Michaelsen, W. and R. Hartmeyer (eds.)
Die Fauna südwest-Australiens. Ergebnisse der Hamburger südwest-Australischer Forschungsreise 1905.
Jena, Gustav Fischer, 1907-1914. Four (of five) parts in four. 4to (26.5 x 19.0 cm). 2,143 pp., one map, 42 plates (some coloured). Contemporary uniform half-calf with gilt titles on spines. Marbled endpapers. Top edges gilt. All original printed wrappers bound in.
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€250.00
Many new data on the herpetology of the South West of Western Australia
Reisen in...
[Przewalski] Von Prschewalskij, N.
Reisen in der Mongolei, im Gebiet der Tanguten und den Wüsten Nordtibets in den Jahren 1870 bis 1873.
Jena, Hermann Costenoble, 1877. Large 8vo (21.9 x 14.1 cm). xl, 538 pp. with one coloured lithographed folding map and ten engraved plates and several text engravings. Contemporary half morocco over marbled boards. Spine with red, gilt-bordered label, title in gilt.
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€850.00
First expedition to Mongolia and Tibet - an unusually fine and clean copy
Reisen in...
Rüppell, E.
Reisen in Nubien, Kordofan und dem petraeischen Arabien vorzueglich in geographisch-statisticher Hinsicht.
Frankfurt [am Main], Friedrich Wilmans, 1829. Large 8vo (23.0 x 13.1 cm). xxvi, 388 pp. eight folded engravings and five maps on four folded sheets (combined numbering is 1-12, with two maps on plate 10). In an expertly made period-style speckled half calf binding. Marbled boards. Spine with gilt chains and vignettes, and red morocco label with gilt title.
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€1,750.00
A very good, complete copy of the first edition
Report on...
Spencer, B. (ed.)
Report on the work of the Horn Scientific Expedition to Central Australia. Part I. Introduction, narrative, summary of results, supplement to zoological report, map.
London, Dulau; Melbourne, Mullen and Slade, 1896. 4to (25.6 x 19.2cm). xviii, 220 pp.; 11 plates, seven text illustrations, one large, multi-folded map. Original azure buckram with gilt title on the spine.
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€600.00
The complete narrative of a scientifically very important expedition
Report on...
Spencer, B. (ed.)
Report on the work of the Horn Scientific Expedition to Central Australia. Part III. Geology and botany.
London, Dulau; Melbourne, Mullen and Slade, 1896. 4to (25.6 x 19.2 cm). [ii], 204 pp.; nine plates (all geological or palaeontological). Original blue buckram with gilt title on the spine.
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€450.00
Australian palaeontology - usually not found separately
Report on...
Spencer, [W.] B. (ed.)
Report on the work of the Horn Scientific Expedition to Central Australia. Part II. Zoology.
London, Dulau; Melbourne, Mullen and Slade, 1896. 4to (25.6 x 19.2 cm). iv, 431 pp.; 29 plates, of which 14 in chromolithography (three mammals, three birds, four reptiles, one amphibian, three molluscs). Printed errata sheet tipped in. Original blue buckram with gilt title on the spine.
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€850.00
The complete zoology of a scientifically very important expedition