Zoology of New Holland by George Shaw ... The Figures by James Sowerby
Adelaide, Friends of the State Library of South Australia, 1998 [facsimile edition]/ 1794.
Quarto, [xvi, iv], 34 pages (a few blank) plus 12 full-page colour plates of 'Australian birds, mammals, snakes, fish, etc.' (Ferguson).
Half morocco and blind-pictorial cloth; a fine copy.
Ferguson 196; the first book on Australian animals, reprinted here for the first time. Australiana Facsimile Editions Number 218. This is Number 85 of the deluxe edition, limited to just 90 numbered copies (in the overall total of 600 copies). It is accompanied, as issued, by a separate suite of the twelve colour plates, housed in a blind-pictorial cloth portfolio (very lightly rubbed at the extremities). This deluxe version has been long out of print.