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Riversleigh.

By: ARCHER, Michael, Suzanne J. Hand and Henk Godthelp.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Balgowlah, NSW, Reed: 1991

Seller ID: 32849


Foreword by Sir David Attenborough. 4to. 264pp, well illustrated in colour. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. A very good clean copy. ISBN 0730103145 ***The story of animals in ancient rainforests of inland Australia. View more info

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

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

Price: $95.00

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

Seller ID: 29571


Tall 8vo. xxxiv, 504pp, 22 coloured plates. Original burgundy cloth, extremities rubbed and a few marks. The edges yellowed and lightly spotted. A good clean copy. 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 folding plates - 419 plates actually as there are two numbered 152 - and an index). Volumes XI-XX: History of Birds (262 plates, in... 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

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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 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

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On the Mountain.

By: DOMBROVSKIS, Peter.

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Hobart, West Wind Press: 1996

Seller ID: 36172


Photographs by Dombrovskis. Essay by Richard Flanagan. Natural History by Jamie Kirkpatrick. First (only) edition: the hard-cover issue 1500 numbered copies (limitation label tipped to front free endpaper - this is #1168). Large 4to. 144pp, 75 full-page colour photographs. Case-bound in black linen with dustwrapper. A fine clean copy. ISBN 0958683301 ***This study of Hobart's Mount Wellington was being prepared by Peter Dombrovskis when he met his untimely end in Tasmania's Western Arthur Range in March 1996. Issued in two formats: this hard-cover limited edition of 1500 copies, which immediat... View more info

Image for Ferns and Allied Plants of Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia, with distribution maps for the Victorian species.

Ferns and Allied Plants of Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia, with distribution maps for the Victorian species.

By: DUNCAN, Betty D. & Golda Isaac.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Melbourne, MUP / Monash University: 1994

Seller ID: 36105


Large 8vo. 270pp, well illustrated in colour and b&w. Soft covers. Slight crease to top corner of the front cover and first 20 or so pages, otherwise a very good clean copy. ISBN 0522845959 View more info

Ferns and Allied Plants of Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia, with distribution maps for the Victorian species.

By: DUNCAN, Betty D. & Golda Isaac.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Melbourne, MUP / Monash University: 1986

Seller ID: 27970


Large 8vo. 258pp, well illustrated in colour and b&w. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. A very good clean copy. ISBN 0522842623 View more info

Image for Encyclopedia of Australian Animals : Reptiles. The National Photographic Index of Australian Wildlife.

Encyclopedia of Australian Animals : Reptiles. The National Photographic Index of Australian Wildlife.

By: EHMANN, Harald.

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Sydney, Angus & Robertson: 1992

Seller ID: 35593


4to. 496pp, lavishly illustrated in colour, location maps. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. A very good clean copy. Owner's name. ISBN 0207173796 View more info

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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 very good clean copy. ISBN 1876485779 View more info

Image for Flora of Australia. Volume 1 : Introduction.

Flora of Australia. Volume 1 : Introduction.

By: Flora:

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Canberra, AGPS: 1981

Seller ID: 18631


(Bureau of Flora and Fauna, Canberra.) 200pp, a few colour and b&w illus. Original cloth with dustwrapper. Fine. ISBN 0642066523 View more info

Image for Flora of Australia. Volume 29 : Solanaceae.

Flora of Australia. Volume 29 : Solanaceae.

By: Flora:

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Canberra, Australian Government Publishing Service: 1982

Seller ID: 10291


(Bureau of Flora and Fauna, Canberra.) Large 8vo. 208pp, illustrated in colour and b&w, location maps. Brown cloth with dustwrapper (spine a trifle sunned). A very good clean copy. ISBN 0642070148 View more info

Image for Flora of Australia. Volume 18 : Podostemaceae to Combretaceae.

Flora of Australia. Volume 18 : Podostemaceae to Combretaceae.

By: Flora:

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Canberra, Australian Government Publishing Service: 1990

Seller ID: 10288


(Bureau of Flora and Fauna, Canberra.) Large 8vo. 350pp, illustrated in colour and b&w, location maps. Brown cloth with dustwrapper (spine a trifle sunned). A very good clean copy. ISBN 0644115602 View more info

Image for Flora of Australia. Volume 22 : Rhizophorales to Celastrales.

Flora of Australia. Volume 22 : Rhizophorales to Celastrales.

By: Flora:

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Canberra, AGPS: 1984

Seller ID: 10289


(Bureau of Flora and Fauna, Canberra.) Large 8vo. 239pp, illustrated in colour and b&w, location maps. Brown cloth with dustwrapper (spine a trifle sunned). A very good clean copy. ISBN 0644028629 View more info

Image for Flora of Australia. Volume 25 : Melianthaceae to Simaroubaceae.

Flora of Australia. Volume 25 : Melianthaceae to Simaroubaceae.

By: Flora:

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Canberra, AGPS: 1985

Seller ID: 10290


(Bureau of Flora and Fauna, Canberra.) Large 8vo. 215pp, illustrated in colour and b&w, location maps. Brown cloth with dustwrapper (spine a trifle sunned). A very good clean copy. ISBN 0644037245 View more info

Image for Flora of Australia. Volume 3 : Hamamelidales to Casuarinales.

Flora of Australia. Volume 3 : Hamamelidales to Casuarinales.

By: Flora:

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Canberra, Australian Government Publishing Service: 1989

Seller ID: 10285


(Bureau of Flora and Fauna, Canberra.) Large 8vo. 220pp, illustrated in colour and b&w, location maps. Brown cloth with dustwrapper (spine a trifle sunned). A very good clean copy. ISBN 0644084995 View more info

Image for Flora of Australia. Volume 4 : Phytolaccaceae to Chenopodiaceae.

Flora of Australia. Volume 4 : Phytolaccaceae to Chenopodiaceae.

By: Flora:

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Canberra, Australian Government Publishing Service: 1984

Seller ID: 10286


(Bureau of Flora and Fauna, Canberra.) Large 8vo. 354pp, illustrated in colour and b&w, location maps. Brown cloth with dustwrapper (spine a trifle sunned). A very good clean copy. ISBN 0644034424 View more info

Image for Flora of Australia. Volume 8 :  Lecythidales to Batales.

Flora of Australia. Volume 8 : Lecythidales to Batales.

By: Flora:

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Canberra, AGPS: 1982

Seller ID: 10287


(Bureau of Flora and Fauna, Canberra.) Large 8vo. 420pp, illustrated in colour and b&w, location maps. Brown cloth with dustwrapper (spine a little sunned and slightly chipped at the head, now in protective sleeve). A very good clean copy. ISBN 0644020172 View more info

Life : an unauthorised biography. A natural history of the first four thousand million years of life on earth.

By: FORTEY, Richard.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Folio Society: 2008

Seller ID: 36028


Small 4to. 380pp, well illustrated in colour. Decorated cloth, with the slipcase. A fine clean copy. View more info

THE AUSTRALIAN BIRD SPOTTER'S BOOK. The behaviour of birds in their natural landscapes.

By: FRAUCA, Henry.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Sydney, Reed: 1980

Seller ID: 7512


Photography by Claudy and Harry Frauca 4to. 88pp, colour and b/w photographs. Coth-textured papered boards with d/w (spine lightly faded). Very good. View more info

Image for Bower Birds : nature, art & history.

Bower Birds : nature, art & history.

By: FRITH, Clifford B. & Dawn W.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Malanda QLD, Frith & Frith: 2008

Seller ID: 34042


Small 4to. 304pp, lavishly illustrated in colour, maps, index. Pictorial papered boards with dustwrapper. A fine clean copy. ***Signed by the authors. ISBN 1876473630 ***Whitley Award winner 2008, with a small sticker on the wrapper indicating this. View more info

WILDLIFE CONSERVATION.

By: FRITH, H.J.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Sydney, Angus & Robertson: 1973

Seller ID: 10836


414pp, b&w plates, maps, tables. Papered boards with d/w (spine sunned, plastic cover attached with tape). Owner's name obscured on half-title. Very good. View more info

Image for The Orchid Man : the life, work and memoirs of the Rev. H.M.R. Rupp, 1872-1956.

The Orchid Man : the life, work and memoirs of the Rev. H.M.R. Rupp, 1872-1956.

By: GILBERT, Lionel.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Sydney, Kangaroo Press: 1992

Seller ID: 31250


Large 8vo. 248pp, well illustrated in colour and b&w, pictorial endpapers.. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper (spine slightly faded). The upper board a trifle bowed, otherwise a very good clean copy. ISBN 0864174152 View more info

Image for Orchids : their culture and classification.

Orchids : their culture and classification.

By: GILBERT, P.A.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Sydney, Shepherd Press: 1951

Seller ID: 34184


Small 4to. 252pp, coloured frontis and other b&w plates. Blue cloth with dustwrapper (a few spots, slightly chipped at head and tail of spine, now in protective sleeve). A very good clean copy. View more info

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Kangaroos.

By: GOULD, John.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: South Melbourne, Macmillan: 1973

Seller ID: 20977


With modern commentaries by Joan M. Dixon. Folio. 152pp, 70 full-page full-colour plates. Pictorial cloth-textured papered boards, with in matching slipcase (extremities a little rubbed). A very good clean copy. ISBN 0333139127 ***From The Mammals of Australia, Volume II (1863). View more info

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Handbook to the Birds of Australia.

By: GOULD, John.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Lansdowne Press: 1972

Seller ID: 10611


Facsimile edition (first published 1865). 630pp. Brown faux leather, lettered in gilt. A very good clean copy. View more info

Image for Ecology and Evolution of Darwin's Finches.

Ecology and Evolution of Darwin's Finches.

By: GRANT, Peter R.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey, Princeton University Press: 1999

Seller ID: 34402


(Princeton Science Library.) With a new Preface and Afterword, and new Foreword by Jonathan Weiner. 492pp, illustrated. Soft covers. A very good to fine clean copy. ISBN 0691048665 View more info

Early Tasmanian Ornithology : the correspondence of Ronald Campbell Gunn and James Grant 1836-1838.

By: GUNN, Ronald Campbell: edited by William E. Davis.

Price: $44.00

Publisher: Cambridge (Mass), Nutall Ornithological Club: 2009

Seller ID: 27713


(Memoirs of the Nutall Ornithological Club, no 16.) 263pp, frontis and other illustrations. Case-bound in red cloth, gilt titles. Fine (new). ISBN 1877973475 View more info

Image for A Key to the Birds of Australia and Tasmania ; with their geographical distribution in Australia.

A Key to the Birds of Australia and Tasmania ; with their geographical distribution in Australia.

By: HALL, Robert.

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Melbourne/London, Melville Mullen & Slade / Dulau & Co.: [1899]

Seller ID: 35618


8vo. xii, 116pp, frontis, full-page map. Cloth-backed papered boards, cut flush. Front hinge a little strained, top corner of front endpaper torn away, lower margin of pp27-8 torn away, well away from text, otherwise a good clean copy. View more info

The Herons of the World.

By: HANCOCK, James & Hugh Elliot.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, London Editions: 1978

Seller ID: 7501


With paintings by Robert Gillmor & Peter Hayman and drawings by Robert Gillmor. Folio. 304pp, 61 full-page colour plates. Original cloth with dustwrapper (some small strips faded). Very good. ISBN 0905562054 View more info

Australia and the Pacific Islands : a natural history.

By: KEAST, Allen.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton: 1966

Seller ID: 5538


(The Continents We Live On.) Large 4to. 298pp, illus in col. and b&w, col. ep maps, other sectional maps. Orig. cloth, gilt, with d/w. Two small tape marks on each fep o/w very good to fine. View more info

Image for The Silent Deep : the discovery, ecology and conservation of the deep sea.

The Silent Deep : the discovery, ecology and conservation of the deep sea.

By: KOSLOW, Tony.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Sydney, UNSW Press: 2007

Seller ID: 35574


Square 4to. 270pp, well illustrated in colour and b&w. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. A very good to fine clean copy. ISBN 0868404152 View more info

Image for Sharks and Rays of Australia.

Sharks and Rays of Australia.

By: LAST, P.R. & J.D. Stevens.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Hobart, CSIRO Division of Fisheries: 1994

Seller ID: 26849


Colour illustrations by R. Swainston and line illustrations by G. Davis. 4to. x, 514pp, plus 84 colour plates. Pictorial papered boards (as issued, without a wrapper). A fine clean copy. ISBN 0643051430 View more info

THE BRITISH ORNITHOLOGISTS GUIDE TO BIRD LIFE.

By: LUNDEVALL, Carl-Fredrik.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Poole, Dorset., Blandford Press: 1980

Seller ID: 7529


Consultant editor Jim Flegg. 324pp, numerous colour illus. Cloth-textured papered boards with d/w. Very good. View more info

Image for The Flowering of Kew : 200 years of flower paintings from the Royal Botanic Gardens.

The Flowering of Kew : 200 years of flower paintings from the Royal Botanic Gardens.

By: MABEY, Richard (ed).

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Century: 1988

Seller ID: 36243


4to. 208pp, well illustrated, mostly in colour. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. A very good to fine clean copy. ISBN 0712611347 ***The wrapper does say '350 years' but... View more info

Image for Tasmanian Amphibians.

Tasmanian Amphibians.

By: MARTIN, A.A. & M.J. Littlejohn

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Hobart, University of Tasmania: 1982

Seller ID: 31607


(Fauna of Tasmania, Handbook no 6.) 52pp, illustrated. Stapled in stiff wrappers, as issued. A very good clean copy. View more info

Image for Birds of Prey of Australia / Pigeons and Doves of Australia / Finches of Australia: a folio / Impressions of Waterfowl of Australia / Birds of the Australian Swamps (vols 1&2) / Pencil Drawings 1969-78 / Robins and Wrens of Australia: a selection.

Birds of Prey of Australia / Pigeons and Doves of Australia / Finches of Australia: a folio / Impressions of Waterfowl of Australia / Birds of the Australian Swamps (vols 1&2) / Pencil Drawings 1969-78 / Robins and Wrens of Australia: a selection.

By: MORRIS, Frank T.

Price: $1,350.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Lansdowne Editions: 1973-1979

Seller ID: 36212


Eight limited edition volumes, signed by Morris and numbered. The limitation is 500 copies for all but 'Finches' and 'Wildfowl', which are 350 copies. All but 'Wildfowl' (square 4to) are in folio format: 'Birds of Prey' (1973, #499), 'Pigeons and Doves' (1976, #497) & 'Pencil Drawings' (1978, #73) in full calf; both 'Swamp' volumes (1978, #498 & #404) in half-calf and gilt-decorated cloth; 'Finches' (1976, #346), 'Wildfowl' (1977, #333) & 'Robins' (1979, #498) in quarter calf and cloth. The spine of 'Birds of Prey' lightly marked and the edges slightly foxed; the leather of 'Finches' a little ... View more info

The Nature Book. A popular description by pen and camera of the delights and beauties of the open air.

By: Natural history:

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Cassell and Company: 1909

Seller ID: 23390


Volume 2 only, of 3. Pages 373 - 752, well illustrated with numerous black & white photographs and 12 tipped in colour plates. Original dark green cloth (minor rubbing and silverfish nibbling) with gilt titling and decoration, and all edges gilt. Offsetting and spotting on endpapers, the interior beautifully clean and fresh. Owner's name on front free endpaper. Very good. View more info

Bird Island in Antarctic Waters.

By: PARMELEE, David F.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press: 1980

Seller ID: 8697


4to. 140pp, profusely illus in b/w and colour. Cloth with dustwrapper. A touch of foxing on half-title and edges, otherwise a very good clean copy. ISBN 0816609373 ***The adventures of an artist/ornithologist on a lonely outcrop in the far South Atlantic. View more info

Image for Living Lights : the glowworms of Australia and New Zealand.

Living Lights : the glowworms of Australia and New Zealand.

By: PLOWMAN, Cathie, with David Merritt.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Deviot (Tas), Author: 2013

Seller ID: 32293


Illustrations by Janet Fenton. Large 8vo. 44pp, well illustrated in colour. Soft covers. Fine (new). ISBN 0646913352 View more info

Image for Shrimps, Prawns and Lobsters.

Shrimps, Prawns and Lobsters.

By: POORE, Gary C.B.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Museum Victoria: 2014

Seller ID: 34382


(A Museum Victoria Field Guide to Marine Life.) Small 8vo. 128pp, well illustrated in colour, b&w sketches. Soft covers. A fine clean copy. ISBN 0980381347 View more info

Image for John Gould: the bird man : a chronology and bibliography.

John Gould: the bird man : a chronology and bibliography.

By: SAUER, Gordon C.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Lansdowne Editions: 1982

Seller ID: 26390


4to. 416pp, well illustrated in colour and b&w. Cloth with dustwrapper. A very good clean copy. ISBN 0701810483 View more info

Image for John Gould: the bird man : a chronology and bibliography.

John Gould: the bird man : a chronology and bibliography.

By: SAUER, Gordon C.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Lansdowne Editions: 1982

Seller ID: 34861


Collectors' edition: #130 of 250 copies, signed by the author. Small 4to. 416pp, well illustrated in colour and b&w. Half morocco and green cloth. The leather corners have offset a little to the corners of the first and last leaves, and (less so) to the corners of the edges of adjacent pages; otherwise a very good clean copy. ISBN 0701810483 View more info

Image for In Pursuit of Plants : experiences of nineteenth & early twentieth century plant collectors.

In Pursuit of Plants : experiences of nineteenth & early twentieth century plant collectors.

By: SHORT, P

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Perth, University of Western Australia Press: 2003

Seller ID: 22281


Large 8vo. 352pp, illustrated in colour and b&w. A fine clean copy. ISBN 1876268980 View more info

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History of Systematic Botany in Australasia. Proceedings of a symposium held at the University of Melbourne, 25-27 May 1988.

By: SHORT, P.S. (ed).

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Australian Systematic Botany Society: 1990

Seller ID: 35468


4to. 326pp, b&w illustrations; index. Pictorial papered boards. A fine clean copy. View more info