SECONDHAND AUSTRALIAN BOTANY BOOKS


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We have purchased and processed some better Australian botany in the past few weeks; such as a presentation copy of Ellis Rowan's A flower-hunter in Queensland and New Zealand, and attractive copy of Margaret Flockton's scarce Australian wild flowers: a beautiful coloured series, a very good set of Curtis and Stone's The endemic flora of Tasmania and the limited edition of Fitzgerald's Australian orchids.

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[Stock ID:8430]  Report on the plants collected during Mr. Babbage's expedition into the north-western interior of South Australia in 1858.
Mueller, Ferdinand von.
Melbourne: Government Printer, 1859.
Foolscap, 22 pp., printed wrappers, a very good copy.
AU$200.00



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[Stock ID:37716]  Western Australia. General information respecting the present condition of the forests and timber trade of the southern part of the colony ...
Muller, Ferdinand von.
Perth: Government Printer, 1882.
Quarto, 57 pp., two (one folding) coloured maps, one tinted and 20 uncoloured lithographic plates. Publisher's cloth with label, hinges cracked, crudely repaired. The bookplate of R. Schomburgk, Director of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens.
AU$450.00



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Image for this item [Stock ID:18290]  Key to the system of Victorian plants, [volume two]: enumeration of the native species, arranged under genera and orders, with annotations of their regional distribution, and with zylographic illustrations.
Mueller, Ferdinand von.
Melbourne: Government Printer, 1885.
Octavo, 59 pp. uncoloured plates. Contemporary Government binder soft full calf, some rubbing.
AU$100.00



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Image for this item [Stock ID:35569]  Iconography of Australian Salsolaceous plants.
von Mueller, Ferdinand.
Melbourne: Government Printer 1889-1891.
Quarto, nine parts, 90 uncoloured lithographs. Publisher's wrappers, some chipping and creasing, one wrapper detached.
AU$200.00



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Image for this item [Stock ID:14450]  Handbook of Australian fungi.
Cooke, M. C.
London: Williams and Norgate, 1892.
Octavo, 458 pp., 36 (20 chromolithographs) plates. Publisher's cloth, two owner's signatures on title page, otherwsie a very good copy.
AU$650.00

The first proper monograph on Australian fungi, although in 1883 Cooke produced Fungi Australiani as a supplement to Von Mueller's Fragmentorum Phytographiae Australiae. This copy typically as issued without the Index. Nissen BBI 394n.

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Image for this item [Stock ID:13491]  A flower-hunter in Queensland and New Zealand.
Rowan, [Ellis].
London: John Murray, 1898.
Octavo, 272 pp., 17 plates by the author, one coloured and double-page, folding coloured map. Publisher's gilt-decorated cloth, owner's signature and a presentation note from the publisher, a very good copy.
AU$600.00



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Image for this item [Stock ID:6052]  Plants indigenous to Victoria, Volume two.
Ewart, Alfred J.
Melbourne: Melbourne Government Printer [no date] [1910].
Quarto, 37 pp., uncoloured lithographic plates. Publisher's printed wrappers and quarter cloth, some chipping, scarce.
AU$300.00

Limited to 484 copies. The final volume of Mueller's The plants indigenous to the colony of Victoria, 1860-1865.

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Image for this item [Stock ID:7197]  Native flora of New South Wales: photographed from selected specimens.
Maiden, J. H.
Sydney: William Applegate Gullick, Government Printer, 1911.
Small folio, 18 loose photographs and accompanying letterpress. Publisher's printed stiff card, some wear, a list of plates pasted down on the verso of the front cover, very scarce.
AU$350.00



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Stock ID:39348]  Australian wild flowers: a beautiful coloured series.
Flockton, Margaret.
Sydney: N. S. W. Bookstall, 1912.
12 coloured plates. Publisher's printed wrappers, contents loose, scarce.
AU$200.00

Margaret Lilian Flockton (1861-1953), was the illustrator for Maiden's "The Forest Flora of New South Wales" and "A Critical Revision of the Genus Eucalyptus". She was also the first botanical illustrator at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney.

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Image for this item [Stock ID:39584]  An anthography of the eucalypts.
Grimwade, Russell.
Sydney: Angus and Robertson, (1920 first edition),
Quarto, 20 pp., 79 unpaginated, tipped-in photographs. Publisher's boards and cloth spine, a presentation copy from the author dated 1920.
AU$150.00



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Image for this item [Stock ID:7192]  The weeds of New South Wales, part one [all published].
Maiden, J. H.
Sydney: Government Printer, 1920.
Octavo, 141 pp., colour plates. Publisher's green cloth, bookplate, fine copy.
AU$100.00



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Image for this item [Stock ID:7614]  West Australian orchids.
Pelloe, Emily H.
Perth: Author, 1930.
Quarto, 77 pp., colour plate, fine copy in dustwrapper, scarce in this condition.
AU$100.00



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Image for this item [Stock ID:39251]  Contributions from the New South Wales National Herbarium.
Anderson, R. H., editor.
Sydney: Department of Agriculture and Forestry, 1939-1973.
Octavo, fourvolumes. Binders cloth, parts two and three of volume one supplied in photocopy but bound in, scarce.
AU$150.00

The copy of Dennis Carr.

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Image for this item [Stock ID:7489]  Orchids of Australia, drawn in natural colour by W. H. Nicholls with descriptive text, four parts [all published].
Nicholls, W. H.
Melbourne: Georgian House, 1951-1958.
Small folio, 96 colour plates by the author. Limited to 1030 numbered sets in original wrappers, chipped and loose.
AU$100.00



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Image for this item [Stock ID:39277]  Australian journal of botany, voumes 1-27.
Noble, N. S.
Melbourne: CSIRO, 1953
27 volumes, text illustrations. Binder's cloth, a very good clean set, very scarce.
AU$3000.00

The standard journal of Australian botany with contribtions by all the leading twentieth centurary Australian botanists. PROVENANCE: the set of Dennis and Masie Carr.

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Image for this item [Stock ID:39164]  Flora of South Australia, four parts [complete]
Black, J. M.
Adelaide: Government Printer, (1960-1967. second edition).
Octavo, 1008 pp., text illustrations. Binder's cloth, a very good set.
AU$100.00



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Image for this item [Stock ID:18421]  The endemic flora of Tasmania.
Curtis, Winifred.
London: Ariel Press, 1967-1978.
Folio, six volumes, colour plates by Margaret Stones, very good set in dustwrappers (small piece missing from volume six).
AU$850.00



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Image for this item [Stock ID:9433]  Orchids of Australia: the complete edition drawn in natural colour by W. H. Nicholls.
Jones, D. L. and T. B. Muir, editors.
Melbourne: Nelson, 1969.
Large quarto, 142 pp., 476 colour plates by W. H. Nicholls, tape marks, very good copy in dustwrapper.
AU$150.00



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Image for this item [Stock ID:4281]  Wildflowers of south-eastern Australia.
Conabere, Betty and J. Ros. Garnet.
Melbourne: Nelson, 1974.
Small folio, two volumes, 379 pp., 80 colour plates by Betty Conabere. Publisher's green cloth and slipcase (a little sunned), limited to 775 copies.
AU$300.00



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Image for this item [Stock ID:5288]  The Australian flower paintings of Ferdinand Bauer.
Stearn, William T.
London: The Basilisk Press, 1976.
Folio, 30 pp., 25 interleaved tipped in plates. Publisher's quarter green morocco and marbled boards, a fine copy; presented in a linen covered solander box with label, a few external spots. Limited edition of 500 numbered copies.
AU$1650.00

Basilisk Press was founded by Charlene Garry and became synonymous with high quality private press publications with an emphasis on natural history. The Bauer publication launched the popularity of the Press and renewed interest in the superb botanical art of Australia's first great botanical painter.

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Image for this item [Stock ID:1786]  Australian orchids [facsimile].
Fitzgerald, Robert David.
Melbourne: Lansdowne Editions, 1977.
Folio, two volumes, colour plates. Publisher's quarter green morocco with gilt decorations, green calf boards, limited to 350 copies numbered and signed by the author's grandson, fine set.
AU$950.00



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Image for this item [Stock ID:1558]  Flora of Australia, volume four. Phytolaccaceae to Chenopodiaceae.

Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service, 1984.
Octavo, 354 pp., colour photographs, text illustrations, a fine copy in dustwrapper.
AU$120.00



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Image for this item [Stock ID:1568]  Flora of Australia, volume 46. Iridaceae to Dioscoreaceae.

Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service, 1986.
Octavo, 247 pp., text illustrations, top edge dust-stained, dustwrapper.
AU$130.00



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Image for this item [Stock ID:1589]  Flora of Australia, volume 18. Podostemaceae to Combretaceae.

Canberra Australian Government Publishing Service, 1990.
Octavo, 349 pp., text illustrations, fine copy in dustwrapper.
AU$100.00

Haloragaceae and Thymelaeaceae make up the major part of this volume. Haloragaceae (the Raspworts and Milfoils) are a ubiquitous group of over 100 species found almost throughout the continent in a range of habitats, including freshwater. Thymelaeaceae also comprises over 100 species, mainly in the genus Pimelea. Other important families included are Lythraceae (Loosestrifes), Onagraceae (Evening Primroses, Willowherbs, etc.) and the tropical and subtropical families Melastomataceae and Combretaceae.

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Image for this item [Stock ID:1596]  Flora of Australia, volume 35. Brunoniaceae, Goodeniaceae.

Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service, 1992.
Octavo, 351 pp., text illustrations, fine copy in dustwrapper.
AU$100.00



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Image for this item [Stock ID:23432]  Flora of Australia, volume 50. Oceanic Islands [part two].
Thompson, H. S., editor.
Canberra: AGPS, 1993.
Octavo, 606 pp., text illustrations, some slight fore-edge staing, dustwrapper.
AU$100.00

Australia's external territories range from the tropics to the sub-Antarctic. In the Indian Ocean they consist of Christmas and Cocos (Keeling) Islands and Ashmore Reefs; in the Coral Sea, a range of islands and cays; and in the sub-Antarctic region, Macquarie and Heard Islands. For each island or island group there is an introduction to the geography, physical features, climate, vegetation and history of human usage. There is a checklist of the species recorded for the island, followed by a key to the families present there. The species are described in a single sequence.

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Image for this item [Stock ID:3058]  Fruits of the rain forest: a guide to fruits in Australian tropical rain forests.
Cooper, Wendy and William T. Cooper.
Sydney: Reader's Digest, (1994 first edition).
Quarto, 327 pp., colour plates, bookplate and owner's signature, dustwrapper.
AU$150.00

600 species are illustrated. All the fruits are shown life-size and are drawn at different stages of development. Detailed descriptions to aid leaf identification accompany the text, which lists distribution and fruiting seasons.

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Image for this item [Stock ID:39529]  The ferns of Tasmania: their ecology and distribution.
Garrett, Michael.
Hobart: Tasmanian Forest Research Council, 1996.
Octavo, 217 pp., colour photographs, maps, limited to 100 numbered copies and signed by the author, a very good copy in dustwrapper.
AU$150.00

With field keys for all Tasmania genera and species.

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Image for this item [Stock ID:10594]  Flora of Australia, volume 48. Ferns and Gymnosperms.
McCarthy, Patrick M.
Collingwood: CSIRO, 1998.
Octavo, 766 pp., text illustrations, very good copy in dustwrapper.
AU$120.00

Covers all the Australian species of ferns, fern allies and gymnosperms in a uniform, authoritative and comprehensive fashion, and provides identification keys and copious illustrations.

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Image for this item [Stock ID:12930]  Australia: 300 years of botanical illustration.
Hewson, Helen.
Collingwood: CSIRO, 1999.
Quarto, 240 pp., colour illustrations Publisher's cloth and slipcase, limited to 375 numbered copies.
AU$400.00

Provides an unique insight into the relationship between art and science; an excellent overview of the way in which Australian plants have been depicted over the past three centuries.

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