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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, printed by order of the Trustees of the British Museum, 1900-1905. Three parts in three. Folio (47.5 x 31.5 cm). Title and 102 pp., followed by 320 lithographed plates (numbered 1-318, 41A, and 45A) and three folding maps. The plates are...

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The first publication of the illustrations by Banks and Solander of Australian plants

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, 40, 4 pp. Disbound.

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Report of James Cook's primary objective: observing the transit of Venus

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...

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A very rare, large format, dried fern album with wooden panels

Duclos, P. L.

Histoire naturelle générale et particulière de tous les genres de coquilles univalves marines a l'état vivant et fossile, publiée par monographies ou description et...

Paris, privately published, 1835. Folio (44.0 x 30.5 cm). 13 fine lithographic plates by Prêtre, finely hand-coloured. Original printed wrappers.

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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...

London, J. Ridgway, 1815-1847. 34 volumes. Large 8vo (24.2 x 15.3 cm). With 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...

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A complete set including the rare appendix and bound by Middleton

[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...

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The Earth: a big puzzle (or eight)

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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Australian mammals in fine, very large illustrations by the famous Cuvier and Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire

Gibson-Hill, C. A.

Contributions to the natural history of Christmas Island, in the Indian Ocean.

Singapore, the Raffles Museum, 1947. 8vo (24.5 x 15.5 cm). 182 pp., seven plates, many text figures, including two maps. Original printed wrappers.

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The first monograph on the natural history of this enigmatic island with original observations

Herschel, W.

Description of a forty-feet reflecting telescope.

London, The Royal Society of London, 1795. Large 4to (29.5 x 23.2 cm). pp. 347-399, plus 19 folding plates showing a total of 47 figures, including the famous huge foldout plate of this enormous telescope. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards.

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Hiyama, Y.

Poisonous marine animals of the South Seas. [In Japanese].

Odawara, Nissan Fisheries Experiment Station, 1943. Large 4to (29.5 x 20.6 cm). 137, iii, 10 pp., 29 plates of which 27 printed in full colour; printed errata sheet losely inserted. Original full black silk with white lettering on the front board and spine.

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A very rare, finely illustrated work on poisonous tropical shells and fish

Hooker, J. D.

Handbook of the New Zealand flora: a systematic description of the native plants of New Zealand and the Chatham, Kermadec's, Lord Auckland's, Campbell's, and...

London, Lovell Reeve, 1867. Thick 8vo (22.0 x 14.0 cm). 15, lxviii, 798 pp. Original blind-stamped cloth with gilt title on the spine and gilt vignette on the front board.

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A very good copy of the first flora of New Zealand

Jäger, G. [E.]

Bericht über ein fast vollständiges Skelet von Palapteryx ingens . Über dessen Restauration und die davon angefertigsten Gypsabgrüsse; mit einigen...

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