17 items found
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.Read more
Album of the finest birds of all countries.
Philadelphia, PA, Weik & Wieck, . Oblong folio (27.2 x 36.0 cm). 25 finely lithographed plates, all in accurate original hand-colouring (14 plates with American birds; five European; one Asian; five Australian). Publisher's moiré silk-covered boards, with elaborate polychrome floral pattern larded with figures of birds and two gilt dragons. All edges gilt.Read more
The miscellaneous botanical works. Vol. III. Atlas of the plates.
London, Robert Hardwicke (for The Ray Society), 1868. Folio (35.0 x 25.6 cm). Title page, 15 pp.; 38 fine engraved plates of which 11 much larger, folded. Contemporary pebbled half morocco over gilt-bordered marbled boards. Spine with five raised, gilt-ornamented bands and gilt title. Marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt.Read more
Cox, J. C.
A monograph of the Australian land shells. Illustrated by XVIII plates.
Sydney, William Maddock, 1868. 8vo (23.3 x 15.8 cm). v, 111 pp.; 20 originally hand-coloured lithographed plates, heightened with gum arabic, tissue-guarded, and with explanatory text leaves. Later burgundy buckram with gilt title on the spine.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
Collections for a monograph of Tasmanian land shells.
Hobart Town, Tasmania, [the author], 1871. 8vo (22.4 x 14.4 cm). iii,  pp.; two tissue-guarded lithographed plates with explanatory text leaves; two printed additional slips. Later black half linen over patterned boards. Gilt title on the spine. Original printed wrappers bound in.Read more
Unknown illustrations for the "Universal Conchologist": Fine hand-coloured stipple engravings of lesser-known Indo-Pacific and South Pacific marine shells.
[London, the author], ca. 1780. Six oblong sheets (27.0 x 33.2 cm) with original stipple-engraved hand-coloured illustrations of shells.Read more
Natural history of Victoria. Prodromus of the zoology of Victoria; figures and descriptions of the living species of all classes of the Victorian indigenous animals. Decade XX. [Complete Decade].
Melbourne, Government Printers, 1890. 4to (27.0 x 18.1 cm). Two title pages; [ii], 47 [numbered 329-375], (xxxiv [indexes]) pp.; ten chromolithographed plates. Original printed wrappers.Read more