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Cranwell, T.
New Zealand ferns. Prepared and mounted by T. Cranwell.
Auckland (Parnell), T. Cranwell, no date [before 1877]. Small folio (27.0 x 21.6 cm). 30 sheets with mounted ferns, each with a small, mounted label with the Latin name. Original leather spine and carved wood-panels. Marbled endpapers. Contained in recent clamshell box.
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A very rare, large format, dried fern album with wooden panels
Reise der...
Hochstetter, [C. G.] F. [Ritter] von
Reise der oesterreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859 unter den Befehlen des Commodore B. von Wüllerstorf-Urbair. Geologischer Theil. Erster Band: Erste Abtheilung, Geologie von Neu-Seeland [AND] Zweite Abtheilung, Paläontologie von Neu-Seeland.
Wien, Karl Gerold's Sohn, 1864-1865. In two volumes. 4to (31.0 x 24.2 cm). Volume 1 (1864): Half-title and title page; tissue-guarded frontispiece; xlvii, 274 pp.; two unnumbered chromolithographed plates (tissue-guarded); six large, folded, full-colour tissue-guarded maps [Tafeln 1-6]; five plates with engraved or tinted views [Tafeln 7-11]; numerous text engravings; volume 2 (1865): half-title and title page, sectional titles; pp. v-vii, 1-318; 26 lithographed plates [numbered I-XXVI], of which several tinted, and each with explanatory text leaves. Original uniform, printed wrappers.
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The complete New Zealand earth sciences of a famous expedition
The geolog...
Hochstetter, F. von and A. Petermann.
The geology of New Zealand: in explanation of the geographical and topographical atlas of New Zealand by Dr. F. Von Hochstetter and Dr. A. Petermann, from the Scientific Publications of the Novara Expedition. Translated by C. F. Fischer. Also, lectures by Dr. F. Hochstetter delivered in New Zealand.
Auckland, T. Delattre, 1864. 8vo (21.0 x 13.6 cm). Title page, 113 pp. Original grained red cloth with gilt title on the front board.
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Rare early geological work on New Zealand
Bericht üb...
Jäger, G. [E.]
Bericht über ein fast vollständiges Skelet von Palapteryx ingens . Über dessen Restauration und die davon angefertigsten Gypsabgrüsse; mit einigen Bemerkungen über die Aufstellung der Vogelsskelete Überhaupt.
Wien, Wilhelm Braumüller, 1863. Folio (32.5 x 24.7 cm). Title page, 12 pp.; two large, mounted albumen photos (26.3 x 19.3 cm), tissue-guarded. Original printed wrappers; protective translucent sleeve.
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First fine illustrations of the extinct giant moa of New Zealand
Trevor Llo...
Lloyd, T.
Trevor Lloyd's sketchbooks of New Zealand.
New Zealand, ca. 1925. In two volumes. Folio (35 x 25 cm, and 36 x 33 cm). The first of white paper, with his name handwritten on the second leaf, and (68 groups of) illustrations, mostly on leaf rectos only, a few using both sides of a leaf. The second, largest, of brown paper, with his name written on the front cover. Inserted: one sheet of trace paper with pencil drawing, and 24 leaves with colour pencil sketches of New Zealand landscapes, and people.
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The base of the artist's fine etchings and hilarious cartoons
Arthur Phi...
Phillip, A.
Arthur Phillips Reise nach der Botany-Bay, nebst Auszügen aus den Tagebüchern der neuesten Brittischen Entdecker in der Südsee.
Hamburg, Benjamin Gottlob Hoffmann, 1791. 8vo (20.4 x 11.1 cm). [xiv], viii, [9]-264 pp.; one engraved portrait as a frontispiece, one engraved title vignette, eight engraved plates and one hand-coloured folded map. Contemporary mottled half calf over marbled boards. reen moroccolabel with gilt title on the spine. Blue endpapers.
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"An exceedingly important and valuable work" (Cox)
Georg Vanc...
Vancouver, G.
Georg Vancouvers Reisen nach dem nördlichen Theile der Südsee während der Jahre 1790 bis 1795. Aus dem Englisch übersetzt und mit Anmerkungen begleitet von Joh. Friedr. Wilh. Herbst. Erster - Zweiter Band. (Complete).
Berlin, Voss, 1799-1800. Two volumes in two. 8vo (20.4 x 12.6 cm). Title pages to each volume, 796 pp. [(1)-386; (v)-viii, (3)-406; including half-title to second volume]; two large double-folded aquatinted views, one very large, multi-folded engraved map. Uniform marbled paper covered boards. Two small black morocco labels with title and volume number on the spines.
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German translation of the results of Vancouver's important exploration of the northernmost part of the Pacific Ocean
Zoological Society of London
Transactions of the Zoological Society of London. Volume XVI.
London, Longmans, Green, and Co., for the Society, [1901]-1903. Large 4to (31.7 x 25.0 cm). 427 pp.; 38 plates, of which several in fine chromolithography. Contemporary blue half calf over marbled boards. Spine with five raised bands and gilt title.
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From the heyday of descriptive zoology - with fine illustrations