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  • Armorial Book-Plates. Their Romantic Origin and Artistic Development – Signed limited edition of 300 this number 218 by the expert of all experts Neville Barnett – published in 1932

    Armorial Book-Plates. Their Romantic Origin and Artistic Development – Signed limited edition of 300 this number 218 by the expert of all experts Neville Barnett – published in 1932

    Unusual faux snake-skin binding. Excellent condition 172 pages.

    With numerous book-plate illustrations with 17 tipped in originals from those of great fame (our favourite being that of Polar Explorer Douglas Mawson).

    Chapters on the Origins of Armory; the Age of Chivalry; the Pageant of Heraldry; the Romance of Arms; German, French and British Book-plates the latter extensive and importantly Australian and New Zealand Armorial Book-plates.

    Collectable work from the doyen of Australian Bookplates – Neville Barnett – Numbered Limited Signed edition with Mawsons bookplate.

    $240.00

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  • Australian Eastern Shovelnose Ray –  by Shaw & Nodder – 1791

    Australian Eastern Shovelnose Ray – by Shaw & Nodder – 1791

    Very early copper engraved hand coloured engraving of the Australian Eastern Shovelnose Ray (Aptychoterma Rostrata) which you can find along the coast from Newcastle in NSW to the Far North in Queensland, more prevalent around the Barrier Reef. Very good condition original 18thC colouring.

    A medium sized ray with a long flattened triangular snout, wedge shaped disk and shark like tail. Sexually dimorphic dentition – the males have elongated carps on their anterior teeth that allow them to grip the female during mating … ouch.

    George Shaw oversaw the Natural History Department at the British Museum. Nodder was a natural history artist and worked for Banks on his Florilegium.

    Price unframed $90.00 or $190.00 framed in Voyager Natural History style.

    Very early Australian Fish Engraving

    $90.00

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  • Red Throated Caracar [Falcon] Ibycter Americonus – 1802 by Shaw & Nodder

    Red Throated Caracar [Falcon] Ibycter Americonus – 1802 by Shaw & Nodder

    Copper engraved and hand coloured this engraving of the Red Throated Falcon.

    First described in the 1780′s by Count de Buffon from a specimen brought back from South America. Can be found from Mexico through Venezuela into tropical Brazil. An unusual bird with complex social habits, although they exist in large numbers they tend to form groups of around a dozen who stick together hunting for food and for social comfort.

    George Shaw oversaw the Natural History Department at the British Museum. Nodder was a natural history artist and worked for Sir Joseph Banks on his Florilegium.

    Price $90.00 unframed or $190.00 framed in Voyager Natural History style … enquire if you require further information.

    The Sociable Red Throated Falcon over 200 years old.

    $90.00

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  • Slipper Lobster [Scyllarus Arctus] Ovel Tailed Lobster – 1802 – by Shaw & Nodder

    Slipper Lobster [Scyllarus Arctus] Ovel Tailed Lobster – 1802 – by Shaw & Nodder

    Copper engraved and hand coloured this engraving of the Slipper Lobster is by Shaw & Nodder. Published in London in 1804 as part of their magnificent series of hand coloured natural history plates.

    Technically not a lobster but from the family of crustaceans that include the Moreton Bay Bug and Balmain Bug. Found mainly in the warm waters of the Indian and Pacific Oceans, although they do occur in lesser quantities elsewhere.

    George Shaw oversaw the Natural History Department at the British Museum. Nodder was a natural history artist and worked for Banks on his Florilegium.

    Price $90.00 unframed $190.00 framed in Voyager natural history style … enquire if you would like more information.

    Fine well executed slipper lobster engraving

    $90.00

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  • Jardine Parrot – By Fawcett for Greene – 1884

    Jardine Parrot – By Fawcett for Greene – 1884

    Original wood cut hand finished engraving of the Jardine’s Parrot from “Parrots in Captivity”, published in London 1884.

    This striking parrot was found and taken back to Scotland by the son of the famous naturalist, illustrator Sir William Jardine. The father categorised it hence it became named after his son … or after him as well really.

    Greene’s delightful work comprising wood-engraved plates printed by Benjamin Fawcett after drawings by A.F. Lydon. The prints are hand finished with delicate highlighting in gum arabic to accentuate the bright colouring.

    Benjamin Fawcett was one of the great colour printers of the 19th century. He pioneered a system of wood block engraving from multiple blocks that resulted in vivid finely coloured works. Fawcett had an association of some 50 years with Francis Orpen Morris to produce many beautiful works on birds. The engravings are the finest illustrations of parrots from the period.

    Price unframed $120.00

    $120.00

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  • [Tasmanian Photography] – The World of Olegas Truchanas – Max Angus

    [Tasmanian Photography] – The World of Olegas Truchanas – Max Angus

    Published by the Olegas Truchanas Publication Committee, Hobart in 1975. First edition an in fine condition.

    Quarto, 144 pages and 44 colour plates, 5 monochrome and 13 other illustrations including maps. A discrete gift inscription on the end papers … a very good copy in an excellent fine dust jacket.

    Olegas Truchanas a brilliant wilderness photographer was drowned while canoeing in the Gordon River during the campaign to save Lake Pedder. This book was published by his friends under the art direction of Max Angus.

    First edition of a special book about a special person

    $60.00

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