Oceania

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Illustrati...
Banks, J. and D. Solander and J. Britten
Illustrations of the botany of Captain Cook's voyage round the world in H.M.S. Endeavour in 1768-71. Australian plants.
London, the Trustees of the British Museum, 1900-1905. Three parts in three. Folio (47.5 x 31.5 cm). Title and 102 pp.,; 320 lithographed plates (numbered 1-318, 41A, and 45A) and three folding maps. The plates are photolithographic reproductions of original engraved proof plates by F. P. Nodder, James Miller, J. F. Miller, and John Cleveley that were never published. The set is bound in uniform black buckram with gilt lettering on spine, reading: Cook's First voyage. Australian plants , and the plate numbers contained in each volume.
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€6,500.00
The first publication of the illustrations by Banks and Solander of Australian plants
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Boulenger, G. A.
On the reptiles and batrachians of the Solomon Islands.
London, The Zoological Society of London, 1886. Large 4to (32.2 x 25.4 cm). 28 pp. [35-62] and seven very fine lithographed plates, one with a figure (of a snake) hand-coloured. Original printed wrappers.
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€350.00
A rare work with large plates - even includes a new family
On the rep...
Boulenger, G. A.
On the reptiles and batrachians of the Solomon Islands.
London, The Zoological Society of London, 1886. Large 4to (32.2 x 25.4 cm). 28 pp. [35-62]; seven very fine lithographed plates, one with a figure (of a snake) hand-coloured. Original printed front wrapper, and later rear wrapper.
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€250.00
A rare work with large plates
Transitus...
Cook, J.
Transitus Veneris & Mercurii in eorum exitu è disco Solis, 4to mensis Junii & 10mo Novembris, 1769, observatus. Communicated by Capt. James Cook.
London, The Royal Society, 1772. 4to [22.3 (title page 21.5) x 16.9 cm)]. Title page, four pp. Disbound.
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€300.00
Report of James Cook's primary objective: observing the transit of Venus
New Zealan...
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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€1,750.00
A very rare, large format, dried fern album with wooden panels
The Botani...
Edwards, S.
The Botanical Register: or ornamental flower-garden and shrubbery. Volumes 1-33 [AND] the appendix by John Lindley being the systematic index and sketch of the vegetation of the Swan river colony in Australia. [All published].
London, J. Ridgway, 1815-1847. 34 volumes. Large 8vo (24.2 x 15.3 cm). Text and 2,707 beautifully hand-coloured engraved plates and three plain engravings for a total of 2,710 plates, plus nine hand-coloured engraved plates in the appendix. Very nice half green morocco bindings by Bernard Middleton. Spines with five raised bands, gilt floral vignettes and title. Marbled endpapers. Top edges gilt.
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€29,000.00
A complete set including the rare appendix and bound by Middleton
Topographi...
[Games]
Topographical puzzles.
Paris, Librairie Hachette, no date (ca. 1890). A set of eight coloured topographical puzzles, showing the different continents. The puzzles are maps, mounted on wood, each divided into 42 pieces. The edges are covered with gilt paper. In the original paper & cloth box (35.5 x 26.9 x 5.0 cm), with a map of the world mounted on the lid. Inside of the box covered with light blue paper.
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€900.00
The Earth: a big puzzle (or eight)
Histoire n...
Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, I. and F. Cuvier
Histoire naturelle des mammifères, avec les figures originales, coloriées, dessinées d'après des animaux vivans. Marsupials.
Paris, A. Belin, 1819-1829. Large folio (approximately 53 x 35 cm). Five plates with explanatory text leaves. Not bound, as issued.
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€1,000.00
Australian mammals in fine, very large illustrations by the famous Cuvier and Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire
Handbook t...
Gould, J.
Handbook to the birds of Australia.
London, the author, 1865. Two volumes in two. Large 8vo (24.7 x 15.6 cm). viii, 636; [ii], 629 pp. One page of advertisements bound in at the end of volume 1. Original uniform green, blind stamped cloth with lavish gilt ornaments - including palm trees and birds-of-paradise - on covers and spines. Yellow endpapers. Original publication leaflet bound in the rear of volume I.
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€1,800.00
Gould's "update" of his Birds of Australia
Het aandee...
Heeres, J. E.
Het aandeel der Nederlanders in de ontdekking van Australië 1606-1765. The part borne by the Dutch in the discovery of Australia 1606-1765.
Leiden, E. J. Brill [AND] London, Luzac and Co., 1899. Large 4to (35.0 x 25.2 cm) 240 [xvii, 100 double; 101-106 single] pp., two large, folding full colour maps, 17 maps in the text. Contemporary grey buckram with gilt title on the spine. Floral-patterned endpapers.
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€150.00
An excellent historical review with two fine, full-colour maps
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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€650.00
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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€400.00
Rare early geological work on New Zealand