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  • The Botanical Cabinet – George Loddiges Engraved by Cooke – August 1824

    The Botanical Cabinet – George Loddiges Engraved by Cooke – August 1824

    The Botanical Cabinet was a long running monthly publication of which this is a rare monthly fasicule (a separately published instalment of a book or work) containing some plants from Australia.

    Full Title … Part LXXXVIII to be continued monthly of the Botanical Cabinet, consisting of Coloured Delineations of Plants from All Countries; with a short Account of Each, Directions for Management etc by Condrad Loddiges & Sons – The Plates by George Cooke.

    Each part was to contain ten plates (which this does) and ten parts were to represent a complete volume. In original card wrapper 18cm by 12cm in very good condition.

    Printed by Wilson of Greville Street, London and published by the John and Arthur Arch, Cornhill; Longman, Hurst etc Paternoster-Row; Rivington on the Mall and at Loddiges establishment at Hackney.

    The plants presented and described from Australia comprise Epacris Purpurascens, the Hibbertia Grossularlaefolia found by Mr Brown near King George’s Sound and the Gevillea Sericea. Other plants come from Brazil, the Cape of Good Hope, Bohemia etc all drawn by G Loddiges and engraved by George Cooke.

    Joachim Conrad Loddiges (1738-1826) born in Saxony and emigrated to Britain at the age of 19. He took up a job as gardener and in his forties bought a small seed business. In the 1770’s he started encouraging explorer’s and travelers to collect plants and seeds for him and soon gained a reputation for the exotic. The nursery really took off under son George Loddiges (1786-1846) who was the mastermind behind this publication. George built the largest hothouse in the world and became a Fellow of the Microscopical, Linnean, Horticultural and Zoological Societies. His influence spread overseas … including the first Botanical Gardens at Adelaide. The Loddiges were the first to import rhubarb into Britain.

    Rare Botanical Publication in this Form with Australian Plants – 1824

    $180.00

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  • Jenolan Caves (The Underground Wonderland) New South Wales, Australia – H. Phillips –  c1910

    Jenolan Caves (The Underground Wonderland) New South Wales, Australia – H. Phillips – c1910

    Superior period view book of the glorious Jenolan Caves. Photographed, printed and published by H Phillips (1873-1844) of Katoomba in the Blue Mountains.

    This is a scarce edition with superior illustrated cover and more images than his more standard work on the Jenolan Caves. No date but circa 1910. Not in Trove.

    Landscape presentation … soft covers with exotic gilt title and illustration to front. 30cm by 24cm with title page, 2 page introduction plus 49 pages of plates, 3 of which are double folding with five excellent panoramas. Captioned images include …The Grand arch; Carlotta Arch; Devil’s Coach House and Bridge from Lucas Entrance; Grand Stalactites Imperial Cave; The Giant Shawl; Cleopatra’s Needle; Mons Meg; The Proscenium; Brookes Column; Crystal Palace; The Mystery; The Willows Nettle cave; Gem of the South etc etc

    Beautiful record of the Jenolan Caves by Harry Phillips

    $180.00

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  • Spotted Seal (Phoque de Choris) – Lesson – Paris 1838

    Spotted Seal (Phoque de Choris) – Lesson – Paris 1838

    Original hand coloured engraving drawn by Antoine Charles Vauthier and engraved by Smith. Good strong clean example.

    Produced for Rene Primevere Lesson (1794-1849) for his extension of the great natural history work originally produced by Count Buffon. They were published in Paris in 1838. Interesting that Lesson himself originally classified this species.

    The spotted seal inhabits the Arctic regions, at one time thought to be endangered but now seen in large numbers from Alaska right through Northern Siberia.

    Very good condition, clean with bright colours and a sophisticated stipple technique. Strong thick paper.. 24cm by 17cm unframed … external dimensions when framed would be 36cm by 28cm a nice size for the study or hallway.

    Lesson participated as doctor and naturalist in the Duperry voyage round the world on board La Coquille (1822-1825).

    Price $90.00 unframed or $220.00 framed in Voyager Natural History style … enquire if you wish …

    The spotted seal now quite often seen!

    $90.00

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  • Molusques – A Beautiful Shell Group – D’Orbigny – 1849

    Molusques – A Beautiful Shell Group – D’Orbigny – 1849

    Hand engraved and hand coloured. Drawn by Natural History artist Meunier and engraved by Teillard. On thick wove paper with colouring nicely executed and heightened with gum arabic.

    Published in Paris in 1849 as part of the Dictionnarie Universal d’Histoire Naturalle promoted by Charles Dessalines D’Orbigny a leading French naturalist of the time.

    Price $90.00 unframed … 24cm by 16cm …very good clean condition … bright colours.

    Price $220.00 framed in Voyager Natural History style … external frame dimensions 38cm by 30cm .. a beautiful item for the eclectic study.

    Delightful shell group nicely coloured

    $90.00

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  • Scarlet Mite (Autumnal Acarus) by Shaw & Nodder – 1790

    Scarlet Mite (Autumnal Acarus) by Shaw & Nodder – 1790

    Original copper engraved and hand coloured this engraving of the Scarlet Mite (Autumnal Acarus) was published on 1st September 1790 by Shaw & Nodder. The rather scary little guy likes apples and pears and in real life is rather tiny.

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

    Very good condition with a great plate impression …23cm by 14cm … framed nicely with external frame dimensions 29cm by c6cm …. a good one for the eclectic study.

    Price $90.00 unframed or $220.00 framed in Voyager Natural History style ..

    Unusual engraving from 1790 of the aptly named Scarlet Mite

    $90.00

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  • Red Kangaroo (Woolly Kangaroo) – D’Orbigny and Travies -1849

    Red Kangaroo (Woolly Kangaroo) – D’Orbigny and Travies -1849

    Hand engraved and hand coloured on thick wove paper. A male, female and mature joey, drawn by distinguished Natural History artist Travies and engraved by Fournier.

    Published in Paris as part of the Dictionnarie Universal d’Histoire Naturalle promoted by Charles Dessalines D’Orbigny a leading French naturalist of the time.

    Very good clean and bright condition …27cm by 18cm in the print … if framed external dimensions 41cm by 32cm … a nice study item

    Price $120.00 or $240.00 framed in Voyager Natural History style … enquire if you wish

    Nicely executed Kangaroo group … quite scarce

    $120.00

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