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Image for Alison Ashby's Wildflowers of Southern Australia.

Alison Ashby's Wildflowers of Southern Australia.

By: ASHBY, Alison (illustrator) : text by Enid L. Robertson, edited by John K. Ling.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Adelaide, South Australian Museum Board and the Botanic Gardens Board: 1981

Seller ID: 34427


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 View more info

The Birds of Southern India, including Madras, Malabar, Travancore, Cochin, Coorg and Mysore.

By: BAKER, Lt.Col. H.R. & Chas. M. Inglis.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Madras, Printed by the Superintendent, Government Press: 1930

Seller ID: 29571


Tall 8vo. xxxiv, 504pp, 22 coloured plates. Original burgundy cloth, extremities slightly rubbed. The edges yellowed and lightly spotted. Very good. View more info

Image for Whales and Dolphins : cognition, culture, conservation and human perceptions.

Whales and Dolphins : cognition, culture, conservation and human perceptions.

By: BRAKES, Phillipa & Mark Peter Simmonds (eds).

Price: $38.00

Publisher: London, Earthscan: 2011

Seller ID: 35564


8vo. 220pp, illustrated. Soft covers. A fine clean copy. ISBN 1849712255 View more info

Development and growth of the Southern Elephant Seal (Mirounga Leonina) (Linn.) : a review of the literature with some further observations.

By: BRYDEN, M.M. (communicated by Dr W. Bryden)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania: 1968

Seller ID: 31327


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. View more info

Image for Dugongs, Whales, Dolphins and Seals : a guide to the sea mammals of Australasia.

Dugongs, Whales, Dolphins and Seals : a guide to the sea mammals of Australasia.

By: BRYDEN, Michael; Helene Marsh & Peter Shaughnessy.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Sydney, Allen & Unwin: 1998

Seller ID: 34377


Large 8vo. 176pp, well illustrated in colour and b&w, maps. Soft covers. A fine clean copy. ISBN 1864486562 View more info

Image for Natural History, general and particular... illustrated with above six hundred copper plates. The History of Man and Quadrupeds... 20 volumes.

Natural History, general and particular... illustrated with above six hundred copper plates. The History of Man and Quadrupeds... 20 volumes.

By: BUFFON, George Louis Le Clerc, Count de.

Price: $2,200.00

Publisher: London, Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies [et al]: 1812

Seller ID: 32931


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 foldin... View more info

Image for Seagrass in Australia : straegic review and development of an R&D plan.

Seagrass in Australia : straegic review and development of an R&D plan.

By: BUTLER, Alan & Peter Jernakoff.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Melbourne, CSIRO: 1999

Seller ID: 34374


Small 4to. 210pp, illustrations and tables. Soft covers. A very good clean copy. Owner's name. ISBN 0643064427 View more info

Image for The Observer's Book of Rocks and Minerals of Australia.

The Observer's Book of Rocks and Minerals of Australia.

By: CHALMERS, Oliver.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Sydney, Methuen Australia: 1979

Seller ID: 32159


(Australian Observer's Series, A6.) 12mo. 246pp, illustrated in colour and b&w. Pictorial papered boards. A fine clean copy. ISBN 045400074X View more info

A Catalogue of Leonard Rodway's Collection of Fungi. I. Hymenomycetes and Gasteromycetes.

By: CHANG, Yu Shyun and Gintaras Kantvilas

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Hobart, TMAG: 1993

Seller ID: 27728


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. View more info

Image for The Birds of Papua New Guinea including the Bismark Archpelago and Bougainville. [I] Non-Passarines. [II] Passarines.

The Birds of Papua New Guinea including the Bismark Archpelago and Bougainville. [I] Non-Passarines. [II] Passarines.

By: COATES, Brian J.

Price: $650.00

Publisher: Brisbane, Dove Publications: 1985& 1990.

Seller ID: 34048


Two volumes. Large 4to. 464 & 576pp, lavishly illustrated in colour, maps. Synthetic cloth with dustwrappers. A fine clean set. ISBN 0959025723 View more info

Image for Galapagos : Darwin's islands of evolution.

Galapagos : Darwin's islands of evolution.

By: CONSTANT, Pierre.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Chicago, Passport Books: 1995

Seller ID: 34403


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. View more info

Image for Field Guide to Australian Sharks & Rays.

Field Guide to Australian Sharks & Rays.

By: DALEY, R.K.; J.D. Stevens, P.R. Last & G.K. Yearsley.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Melbourne, CSIRO: 2002

Seller ID: 34378


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 View more info

Image for The Formation of Vegetable Mould through the actions of worms with observations of their habits.

The Formation of Vegetable Mould through the actions of worms with observations of their habits.

By: DARWIN, Charles.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1888

Seller ID: 34536


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, ... View more info

Image for The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication.

The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication.

By: DARWIN, Charles.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1888

Seller ID: 34537


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,... View more info

Image for Charles Darwin : his life told in an autobiographical chapter, and in a selected series of his published letters.

Charles Darwin : his life told in an autobiographical chapter, and in a selected series of his published letters.

By: DARWIN, Francis (ed).

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1908

Seller ID: 34541


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. View more info

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Albatross : their world, their ways.

By: DE ROY, Tui; Mark Jones & Julian Fitter.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Melbourne, CSIRO: 2008

Seller ID: 35570


Large 4to. 240pp, lavishly illustrated in colour. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. A fine clean copy. ISBN 0643095551 View more info

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Darwin.

By: DESMOND, Adrian & James Moore.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1991

Seller ID: 26466


First edition. 808pp, illustrated. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. Edges a trifle yellowed, otherwise a very good clean copy. ISBN 0718134303 View more info

Image for S.A. White Collection : Diggles, The Ornithology of Australia (three vols) and Mathews, The Birds of Australia (3 vols).

S.A. White Collection : Diggles, The Ornithology of Australia (three vols) and Mathews, The Birds of Australia (3 vols).

By: DIGGLES, Sylvester & Gregory Mathews.

Price: $1,800.00

Publisher: Adelaide, State Publishing: 1989-1992.

Seller ID: 34855


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 s... View more info

Image for The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Butterflies.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Butterflies.

By: FETWELL, Dr John.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Quantum: 2001

Seller ID: 34183


4to. 288pp, well illustrated in colour. Pictorial papered boards with dustwrapper. A very good clean copy. ISBN 1861604084 View more info

Image for A Gap In Nature : discovering the world's extinct animals.

A Gap In Nature : discovering the world's extinct animals.

By: FLANNERY, Tim & Peter Schouten.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Text: 2001

Seller ID: 24835


4to, 184pp, profusely illustrated in colour, index. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. A fine clean copy. ISBN 1876485779 View more info