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The Bird Man : the extraordinary story John Gould., TREE, Isabella.
The Bird Man : the extraordinary story John Gould.
25.00 AUD

Albatross : elusive mariners of the Southern Ocean., TERAUDS, Aleks & Fiona Stewart.
Albatross : elusive mariners of the Southern Ocean.
35.00 AUD

Tasmania's natural flora., Whiting, Jenny [et al]; revised and edited by Christine Howells
Tasmania's natural flora.
60.00 AUD

Snakes of Tasmania., FEARN, Simon.
Snakes of Tasmania.
20.00 AUD

Australian Marine Life : the plants and animals of temperate waters., EDGAR, Graham J.
Australian Marine Life : the plants and animals of temperate waters.
35.00 AUD

S.A. White Collection : Diggles, The Ornithology of Australia (three vols) and Mathews, The Birds of Australia (3 vols)., DIGGLES, Sylvester & Gregory Mathews.
S.A. White Collection : Diggles, The Ornithology of Australia (three vols) and Mathews, The Birds of Australia (3 vols).
1800.00 AUD

Australian Parrots. Volume I: Loriinae and Cacatuinae. Volume II: Psittacinae., FORSHAW, Joseph M. Illustrated by William T. Cooper.
Australian Parrots. Volume I: Loriinae and Cacatuinae. Volume II: Psittacinae.
950.00 AUD

John Gould: the bird man : a chronology and bibliography., SAUER, Gordon C.
John Gould: the bird man : a chronology and bibliography.
150.00 AUD

 

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Alison Ashby's Wildflowers of Southern Australia., ASHBY, Alison (illustrator) : text by Enid L. Robertson, edited by John K. Ling.
1 ASHBY, Alison (illustrator) : text by Enid L. Robertson, edited by John K. Ling. Alison Ashby's Wildflowers of Southern Australia.
Adelaide South Australian Museum Board and the Botanic Gardens Board 1981 
750 numbered copies; the first hundred (this is #59) bound in full leather, with pictorial dustwrapper, and signed by the artist. Folio. 82pp, 34 coloured plates, portrait of Ms Ashby. endpaper maps. The head of the dustwrapper spine has a tiny piece chipped away, some light foxing on the first and last pages, the numbering and signature slightly offset to facing page (Contents); otherwise a fine clean copy, still with its posting box. ISBN 0724356711 
Price: 125.00 AUD
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2 BAKER, Lt.Col. H.R. & Chas. M. Inglis. The Birds of Southern India, including Madras, Malabar, Travancore, Cochin, Coorg and Mysore.
Madras Printed by the Superintendent, Government Press 1930 
Tall 8vo. xxxiv, 504pp, 22 coloured plates. Original burgundy cloth, extremities slightly rubbed. The edges yellowed and lightly spotted. Very good. 
Price: 125.00 AUD
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3 BRECKWOLDT, Roland. Wildlife in the Home Paddock. Nature conservation for Australian farmers.
Sydney Angus & Robertson 1984 
2nd imp. 348pp, well illustrated. Original cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. Very good to fine. ISBN 0207147477 
Price: 22.00 AUD
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4 BRYDEN, M.M. (communicated by Dr W. Bryden) Development and growth of the Southern Elephant Seal (Mirounga Leonina) (Linn.) : a review of the literature with some further observations.
Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania 1968 
article in Volume 102 of the RST P&P, pp25-30, 3 plates, one text figure; includes a bibliography. In wrappers, as issued. Very good. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Dugongs, Whales, Dolphins and Seals : a guide to the sea mammals of Australasia., BRYDEN, Michael; Helene Marsh & Peter Shaughnessy.
5 BRYDEN, Michael; Helene Marsh & Peter Shaughnessy. Dugongs, Whales, Dolphins and Seals : a guide to the sea mammals of Australasia.
Sydney Allen & Unwin 1998 
Large 8vo. 176pp, well illustrated in colour and b&w, maps. Soft covers. A fine clean copy. ISBN 1864486562 
Price: 40.00 AUD
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Natural History, general and particular... illustrated with above six hundred copper plates. The History of Man and Quadrupeds... 20 volumes., BUFFON, George Louis Le Clerc, Count de.
6 BUFFON, George Louis Le Clerc, Count de. Natural History, general and particular... illustrated with above six hundred copper plates. The History of Man and Quadrupeds... 20 volumes.
London Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies [et al] 1812 
The History of Man and Quadrupeds, translated with notes and observations by William Smellie. A new edition, carefully corrected and considerably enlarged, by many additional articles, notes and plates and some account of the life of M. de Buffon by William Wood. Volumes I-II: Theory of the Earth. Volume III: History of Man. Volumes IV-X: History of Quadrupeds (the first ten volumes with 418 plates including a frontis portrait of Buffon, two folding maps and three folding plates - 419 plates actually as there are two numbered 152 - and an index). Volumes XI-XX: History of Birds (262 plates, index). Volume XIV has 6 additional pages (cancels numbered 49*-54*). Contemporary full calf, spine labels and gilt decorations, the boards diced in blind and with gilt rules; the extremities a little rubbed but in nice attractive condition. There is offsetting from many of the plates and some are a little spotted. Volumes IV & V have a little crinkling to many of their plates and Volume VII has quite a bit of spotting throughout, otherwise the text pages very clean. Most volumes appear little used; a very good set in contemporary binding. 
Price: 2200.00 AUD
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Flora of Tasmania : a list of significant printed works available in Tasmania. Compiled and exhibited in the Northern regional Library, Launceston, 3-18 November 1972., BURNS, T.E. (introduction by).
7 BURNS, T.E. (introduction by). Flora of Tasmania : a list of significant printed works available in Tasmania. Compiled and exhibited in the Northern regional Library, Launceston, 3-18 November 1972.
Launceston State Library of Tasmania 1972 
8vo. 16pp. Stapled in the wrappers, as issued. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Seagrass in Australia : straegic review and development of an R&D plan., BUTLER, Alan & Peter Jernakoff.
8 BUTLER, Alan & Peter Jernakoff. Seagrass in Australia : straegic review and development of an R&D plan.
Melbourne CSIRO 1999 
Small 4to. 210pp, illustrations and tables. Soft covers. A very good clean copy. Owner's name. ISBN 0643064427 
Price: 45.00 AUD
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9 CHANG, Yu Shyun and Gintaras Kantvilas A Catalogue of Leonard Rodway's Collection of Fungi. I. Hymenomycetes and Gasteromycetes.
Hobart TMAG 1993 
Tasmanian Herbarium Occasional Publication No.4. 4to. 52pp, full-page black & white portrait of Rodway. Soft covers (small sticker mark on front, a little rubbing). Covers good+, interior fine. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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The Birds of Papua New Guinea including the Bismark Archpelago and Bougainville. [I] Non-Passarines. [II] Passarines., COATES, Brian J.
10 COATES, Brian J. The Birds of Papua New Guinea including the Bismark Archpelago and Bougainville. [I] Non-Passarines. [II] Passarines.
Brisbane Dove Publications 1985& 1990. 
Two volumes. Large 4to. 464 & 576pp, lavishly illustrated in colour, maps. Synthetic cloth with dustwrappers. A fine clean set. ISBN 0959025723 
Price: 650.00 AUD
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Galapagos : Darwin's islands of evolution., CONSTANT, Pierre.
11 CONSTANT, Pierre. Galapagos : Darwin's islands of evolution.
Chicago Passport Books 1995 
300pp, illustrated in colour and b&w, maps. Soft covers, crease to lower corner of the front cover. Owner's name, twice. Used, but a good clean copy. ISBN 0844289515 ***A travel guide with an emphasis on natural history. 
Price: 22.00 AUD
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Field Guide to Australian Sharks & Rays., DALEY, R.K.; J.D. Stevens, P.R. Last & G.K. Yearsley.
12 DALEY, R.K.; J.D. Stevens, P.R. Last & G.K. Yearsley. Field Guide to Australian Sharks & Rays.
Melbourne CSIRO 2002 
Reprinted with minor modifications. Large 8vo. 84pp, well illustrated in colour and b&w, location maps. Soft covers. Owner's name, A very good clean copy. ISBN 1876996102 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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The Formation of Vegetable Mould through the actions of worms with observations of their habits., DARWIN, Charles.
13 DARWIN, Charles. The Formation of Vegetable Mould through the actions of worms with observations of their habits.
London John Murray 1888 
With illustrations. Tenth thousand, corrected. 8vo. viii, 328, [2]pp, 32pp publisher's adverts (dated July 1887 and with an unpaginated sheet advertising The Life of Charles Darwin and new editions of his works, on pink paper between pp6&7), 15 figures in the text. Original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt,blind rules and decorations; the corners and head and tail of spine a little rubbed. The uncut edges have a little spotting, very occasional light spotting inside, including on the title page, otherwise a nice clean copy in very good condition. Gift inscription (contemporary?) on preliminary blank page, more recent name at head of front paste-down. ***First published 1881. 
Price: 200.00 AUD
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The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication., DARWIN, Charles.
14 DARWIN, Charles. The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication.
London John Murray 1888 
Second edition, revised. Sixth thousand. Two volumes, 8vo. With illustrations. [I] xiv, 474pp, 43 illustrations. [II] x, 496pp, 32pp publisher's catalogue. Original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, blind rules and decorations; the corners and head and tail of spine a little rubbed. The front free endpapers have had the top 50mm cut out; one signature near the middle of the first volume slightly loose. Owner's name in first volume. Occasional marginal lines in pencil, less frequently accompanied by a small X. Otherwise a very good clean set. ***First published XXXXXXXXX 
Price: 200.00 AUD
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Charles Darwin : his life told in an autobiographical chapter, and in a selected series of his published letters., DARWIN, Francis (ed).
15 DARWIN, Francis (ed). Charles Darwin : his life told in an autobiographical chapter, and in a selected series of his published letters.
London John Murray 1908 
With a portrair. Fourth thousand in this form. 8vo. viii, 348pp. Original green cloth with rules and decorations; a little marked. Offsetting to the endpapers; the front paste-down with a previous owner's bookplate partially removed, another's name twice here. A good clean copy. 
Price: 75.00 AUD
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S.A. White Collection : Diggles, The Ornithology of Australia (three vols) and Mathews, The Birds of Australia (3 vols)., DIGGLES, Sylvester & Gregory Mathews.
16 DIGGLES, Sylvester & Gregory Mathews. S.A. White Collection : Diggles, The Ornithology of Australia (three vols) and Mathews, The Birds of Australia (3 vols).
Adelaide State Publishing 1989-1992. 
Six volumes (of seven, but this comprises two sets complete in themselves). Limited edition facsimiles: each volume #374 of 500 copies. Large 4to. Diggles: each volume x, 142pp, with in total 126 full page colour prints. Mathews: each volume x, 182pp, with in total 105 full page colour plates. Half-bound in grey calf and linen, lettered in silver, pictorial coloured endpapers. A fine clean set. ***Note that we also have copy #374 of the large volume that completed this set - John Gould: The Birds of Australia supplement Parts 4&5 - but it has been affected by damp. Most of the pages have damp-staining of varying intensity and/or crinkling but there is no adhesion - and the boards are in very good condition. This is available to the purchaser of the six other volumes at no additional cost. 
Price: 1800.00 AUD
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Australian Marine Life : the plants and animals of temperate waters., EDGAR, Graham J.
17 EDGAR, Graham J. Australian Marine Life : the plants and animals of temperate waters.
Melbourne Reed 1997 
4to, 544pp, well illustrated in colour. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper (rubbed,now in protective sleeve). The edges of the boards somewhat rubbed, but a good clean copy. Owner's name. ISBN 0730104745 ***Loosely inserted is a 7pp list of the revisions made to the text for a new edition in 2000. 
Price: 35.00 AUD
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Snakes of Tasmania., FEARN, Simon.
18 FEARN, Simon. Snakes of Tasmania.
Launceston Queen Victoria Museum 2014 095862030X / 9780958620307 
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery Natural History Series. 58pp, profusely illustrated with colour photographs, 3 maps, 3 diagrams. Soft covers. Fine [New]. ISBN 095862030X 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Butterflies., FETWELL, Dr John.
19 FETWELL, Dr John. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Butterflies.
London Quantum 2001 
4to. 288pp, well illustrated in colour. Pictorial papered boards with dustwrapper. A very good clean copy. ISBN 1861604084 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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A Gap In Nature : discovering the world's extinct animals., FLANNERY, Tim & Peter Schouten.
20 FLANNERY, Tim & Peter Schouten. A Gap In Nature : discovering the world's extinct animals.
Melbourne Text 2001 
4to, 184pp, profusely illustrated in colour, index. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. A fine clean copy. ISBN 1876485779 
Price: 65.00 AUD
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