Royal octavo, viii, 192, 8 (publisher's catalogue dated July 1876) pages plus 72 chromolithographs with tissue-guards.
Gilt-pictorial and blind-decorated cloth a little marked; extremities slightly bumped and worn, with the cloth on the rear hinge split in places (but firm); stitching starting to weaken; minimal foxing; a very good copy.
Royal octavo, xii, 196 pages with 59 illustrations plus 3 plates (including a chromolithograph).
Gilt-pictorial cloth, all edges uncut; small bump to the top edge of both boards; tiny split to the head of the spine; occasional light scattered foxing; essentially, though, a very bright and crisp copy in excellent copy.
Quarto; synthetic cloth; top edge slightly foxed; pastedowns with two very small tape-marks (and one very small spot of surface loss); a very good copy with the very good dustwrapper a little rubbed and slightly creased and torn.
Large quarto, xxviii pages plus 72 full-page colour plates, each with a leaf of descriptive text.
Gilt-decorated quarter morocco and plain cloth, top edge gilt; a fine copy with the dustwrapper discoloured and weakened where it has been in contact with the leather (it is now stabilised on the underside), with a little loss to the head and foot of... Read complete entry
An Australiana Society publication; number 837 of 1000 copies for sale of the first three parts (bound as above, without their original wrappers) of a proposed series of 25 parts. Only one other part was published in this format (Part 4, in 1958); the whole series was eventually published as one volume in a reduced format in 1969.
Laminated colour pictorial card covers; a mint copy.
'... a lush celebration of the gardening life - and the collectible objects that accompany it ... As a passionate collector of plants and gardening paraphernalia, [Nottle] reveals the stories behind tools, ornaments, prints and drawings, books and decorative arts. He draws on the collection of the new Australian Museum of Gardening at Adelaide's Carrick Hill to illustrate gardenalia both useful and deeply strange' (from the publisher's blurb).
Royal octavo, [iv], 207, (1, blank) pages plus 57 pages of plates (two photographic illustrations per plate).
Card covers bumped with associated light creasing throughout; foot of the spine slightly worn and torn with very slight loss; title page clipped at top corner, and with white-out over previous ownership details; ex-New Zealand Forest Service (with... Read complete entry
Octavo, xl, 324 pages with numerous illustrations.
Decorated cloth very slightly rubbed at the extremities; a fine copy.
With the ownership signature of 'Sam Davenport' (in ink over pencil) and his numerous annotations and underlinings throughout. Sir Samuel Davenport (1816-1906) 'was an ardent promoter of agriculture and new industries in South Australia. In 1864-72 he published several pamphlets, three of them dealing with the cultivation of olives and manufacture of olive oil, silk and tobacco in the colony. For his great interest in these subjects he was elected president of the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society and later of the South Australian branch of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia (Australian Dictionary of Biography). The contemporary blindstamp of W.C. Rigby, the Adelaide booksellers, is on the flyleaf.
Octavo, two volumes; cloth; two bottom corners bumped; edges of one volume a little foxed; initial leaves slightly offset; an excellent pair with the dustwrappers with a colour plate laid down on the front panel; one dustwrapper a little chipped with... Read complete entry
London, printed for J. Harding, J. White and J. Mawman, 1810 [third edition].
Octavo, xii, -277, , 36 (publisher's catalogue) pages plus 8 plates (including 3 folding tinted plates; one of the other plates is also tinted).
Contemporary full polished tree calf with a contrasting spine title-label; expert restoration to the head of the spine; leather a little rubbed at the extremities, with moderate wear to the top corners; edges a little marked; endpapers and binder... Read complete entry
The author was 'Planter and Forest Pruner to the Late and Present Duke of Bedford'.
Large octavo; laminated colour pictorial card covers; first and last leaf lightly marked; essentially a fine copy.
'...describes the nature of the Earth's environment and its physical processes so as to highlight environmental concerns arising from human use and misuse of soil and water...' The author was the inaugural Dean and Professor of Environmental Sciences at Griffith University...
Octavo, xiv, 238, (4, advertisements) pages with illustrations plus plates (some in colour).
Cloth a little bumped; contemporary ownership details; edges foxed; slight erasure smudge to flyleaf; endpapers with a few light fox marks; a very good copy with the lightly rubbed dustwrapper a little foxed.
Number 35 in the New Naturalist Library: A Survey of British Natural History.
Papered boards; bottom two corners slightly bumped; initial leaves lightly offset; an excellent copy with the dustwrapper lightly sunned on the spine and the laminate lifting slightly on the rear panel.
Octavo, xii, 323 pages with numerous illustrations and diagrams.
Papered boards slightly bumped and lightly marked; an excellent copy with the slightly bumped and rubbed dustwrapper.
A 'radical new way of looking at plants as sensitive moving creatures, more like primitive animals than vegetables, and is based on a wealth of research, brought together in one place for the first time'.