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Peacock postcard decorated with real feathers

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Published
1880
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Very good condition
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1880. Very good condition. A stunning French postcard depicting a peacock in profile perched on a tree in the foreground of a lovely French garden (printed in color), his real tail feathers literally flowing off the bottom of the card itself! Approximately 5 x 7 1/2", split back, postally unused.
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The Old English Herbals. Limited Edition

by Rohde, Eleanour

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Published
1972
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Fine in find dj
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Limited to 500 copies
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$30.00

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London: Minerva Press, 1972. Limited to 500 copies. Hardcover. Fine in find dj. Discusses the early English herbal books - a neglected branch of garden literature. First printed in 1922, this is a handsome facsimile reprint limited to 500 copies. 8vo, 243pp, col. & b&w plts. Orig. gilt buckram.
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'Koala (native bear) Australia'. Photolithograph travel poster

by [Poster; Australia] Cazneaux, Harold

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Published
1930
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Very good overall
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$100.00

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Sydney: Australian National Travel Association, 1930. Very good overall. Appealing b&w photo lithograph poster of a single koala clutching a tree branch, gazing sweetly at the camera, against a black background. Harold Cazneaux (1878 - 1953) was a noted Australian photographer who created some of the most memorable photographs of the early 1900s, and a… Read more
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Red platypus, Ornithorhynchus rufus. Color engraving

by [Cuvier, Baron]

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Published
1825
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Very good condition
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$145.00

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London: G. B. Whittaker, 1825. Very good condition. An appealing hand colored copper engraving depicting a red platypus, from 'The Animal Kingdom' by Baron Cuvier. The hind limb of this male platypus clearly showing the venomous spur. English zoologist George Shaw wrote in 1799 of a specimen sent to England, that it had an extraordinary "conformation", appearing… Read more
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Iconography of Candolleaceous Plants (First Decade)

by Von Mueller, Baron Ferd

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Published
1892
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Very good condition
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Melbourne: Robert Brain, Government Printer, 1892. Staplebound. Very good condition. 4to, original tan printed wrappers, complete with 10 b&w lithograph plates unnumbered with accompanying text pages. Original tan printed wrappers. Some very light fox spotting, altogether very clean and bright. Trove 2963753.
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London: Macmillan, 1877. 1st UK edition. Hardcover. Good + condition. This is the first British edition; the American edition was published a year later. A landmark scientific expedition, the first to collect data on a range of ocean features, including ocean currents, chemistry, ocean temperatures, sea water, marine life, and the geology of the sea floor. … Read more
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image of The Whalebone Whales of the Western North Atlantic Compared with Those in European Waters With Some Observations on the Species of the North Pacific

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Washington DC: Smithsonian, 1904. First edition. Wraps. Good - condition. An unopened copy in the original printed paper wrapper, the personal copy of Robert J. Lanier, Aquarist and Officer of the Aquarium at the New York Zoological Society. Comparison of whale species by Frederick True, first head curator of mammals & whale expert, who… Read more
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Eucalyptographia. A descriptive Atlas of the Eucalypts of Australia and the adjoining islands

by Von Mueller, Baron Ferd

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Published
1888
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Very good overall
Edition
First edition
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$225.00

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Melbourne: John Ferres, Government Printer, 1888. First edition. Wraps. Very good overall. Important work on Australian eucalyptus by Von Mueller (1825 - 1896), director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne. Von Mueller is noted particularly for making the blue gum (Eucalyptus globulus) known all over the world, and introducing it in Europe, North & South Africa, … Read more
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Parrot, Italian Renaissance woodblock print

by Aldrovandi, Ulisse

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Published
1599
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Very good condition
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$175.00

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Bologna, Italy: Typis Nicolai Tebaldini, 1599. Very good condition. Striking folio sized Italian Renaissance woodblock print of a parrot from a work by Ulisse Aldrovandi, considered by Carl Linnaeus and the Comte de Buffon to be the father of the study of natural history. A handsome parrot with curved beak and long tail feathers… Read more
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London: G. Henderson, 1837. First edition. Hardcover. Very good overall. Full collection of the engravings from the four volume atlas, neatly trimmed just outside the margin (retains all printed text) and beautifully laid out in an album complete with the title page. A total of 432 plates from Mammalia & Birds, Reptiles & Fishes, Mollusca and Insecta… Read more
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Swan prints, a pair of Italian Renaissance woodblock prints

by Aldrovandi, Ulisse

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Published
1599
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Very good condition
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Bologna, Italy: Typis Nicolai Tebaldini, 1599. Very good condition. Handsome folio sized Italian Renaissance woodblock prints of swans in profile from a work by Ulisse Aldrovandi, considered by Carl Linnaeus and the Comte de Buffon to be the father of the study of natural history. The first titled, "Cycnus adulatus cum iunco levi", depicting… Read more
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A Hand-Book to the Marsupialia and Montremata

by Lydekker, Richard

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Published
1896
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Good + condition
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$55.00

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London: Edward Lloyd Ltd., 1896. Hardcover. Good + condition. One of the "Lloyds Natural History Series, edited by R. Bowdler Sharpe. Well-known for handsome plates of kangaroos, wallabies, phalangers, bandicoots, Tasmanian tiger, opossums, platypus, etc. Sml. 8vo, 320pp, 38 chromolithographic plates of marsupials. Original dark blue gilt cloth, spine lightly sunned with chip… Read more
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Old Farm Fairies [with] Tenants of An Old Farm. Two titles as a pair

by McCook, Henry C.

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Published
1895
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Very good condition
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$100.00

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Philadelphia; New York: George W. Jacobs; Fords, Howard & Hulbert, 1895. Hardcover. Very good condition. Old Farm Fairies, A summer Campaign in Brownieland against King Cobweaver's Pixies. A Story for young people, is a wonderful collection of fairy tales, based on the author's naturalist studies of ants and spiders. Wonderful color pictorial cloth covers, the illustration with… Read more
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Peacock's Improved Double Dissection. Geography and Natural History. The World

by [Childrens; Puzzle] Peacock, George

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Published
1850
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London: Edward J. Peacock, 65 Goswell Rd., 1850. An unrecorded children's puzzle comprising a double hemisphere map of the world on one side and animals of the world on the verso, which include the Lyrebird & Kangaroo. The map "The World" is printed by Darton and Co 58 Holborn Hill (London). In Australia, place names include North… Read more
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"Superb Menura". Lyre Bird engraving

by Latham, John

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Published
1801
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London: Leigh Sotheby & Son, 1801. A very early representation of the lyre bird, an original beautifully hand colored copper engraving on watermarked laid paper. In 1800 the Menura superba was illustrated for the first time, and scientifically described by Major General Thomas Davies, to the Linnean Society of London. Davies (ca. 1737 - 1812),… Read more
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Taxidermy: With the Biography of Zoologists, and Notices of Their Works

by Swainson, William

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Published
1840
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Very good condition
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London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green & Longmans, 1840. Hardcover. Very good condition. First published in 1840 as a volume in Lardner's Cabinet Cyclopaedia, a series published between 1830 and 1844, intended for the self educating middle class, written by the British naturalist and artist William Swainson (1789-1855). Part One includes 'A treatise on taxidermy'; Part Two, 'The… Read more
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Milvus Affinis. Australian Kite

by Gould, John. H.C. Richter, del. et lith

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Published
1842
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Very good condition
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London: Hullmandel & Walton, 1842. Very good condition. Magnificent original period hand colored lithograph, from John Gould's "Birds of Australia", the most complete and comprehensive ornithological work on Australia ever completed published. Plate Number 21, Volume I. Powerful image of a single male Australian Kite. Kites are often seen soaring and gliding in thermals,… Read more
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image of Histoire Naturelle de Lacepede Comprenant les Cetaces, les Quadrupedes Ovipares, les Serpents et les Poissons. Nouvelle edition Precedee de L'eloge de Lacepede par Cuvier avec des notes et la Nouvelle Classification de M. A.-G. Desmarest

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Paris: Furne, Jouvet et Cie, 1881. Hardcover. Very good overall. This edition, with the magnificent hand colored steel engraved plates by Travies including the plates of whales, was first published in 1856. The handsome plates are after Edouard Travies, one of the best French scientific artists of the day, and show the animals in their… Read more
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Astur Radiatus. Radiated Goshawk

by Gould, John. H.C. Richter, del. et lith

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Published
1842
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London: Hullmandel & Walton, 1842. Original period hand colored lithograph, from John Gould's "Birds of Australia", the most complete and comprehensive ornithological work on Australia ever completed published. Plate Number 16, Volume I. Powerful image of a pair of Radiated Goshawks, the female sitting on her nest perched on a rocky outcropping. The bird's habitat is… Read more
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The Bison. Woodblock advertising

by Hodgson, O.

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Published
1840
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Very good condition
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1840. Very good condition. Powerful graphic depiction of a bison in profile, with majestically rippling fur, likely a package illustration, an advertisement for cloth made from bison hair. We found an advertisement in a newspaper, which touts, "NEBRASKA RANCH ON WHICH BISON ARE BRED. Cultivating the One-Time "King of the Plains," and Picking From… Read more
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