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The Great Barrier reef

[BRITISH MUSEUM - NATURAL HISTORY]. Great Barrier Reef Expedition 1928-29. Scientific Reports.
London, British Museum, 1930-1939. Volumes 1-6/2 (54 parts). 4to. With ca. 200 plates. Original cloth and wrappers. Full description
€ 1,500
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Comprehensive scientific periodical, with articles on James Cook and Hawaii

LICHTENBERG, Georg Christoph and Georg FORSTER. Göttingisches Magazin der Wissenschaften und Litteratur.
Göttingen, Johann Christian Dieterich, 1780. 6 parts in 3 volumes. 8vo. With an engraved portrait of James Cook as frontispiece of part 2, 5 engraved plates (including one coloured by hand), 4 folding engraved plates (including one printed on blue paper and with highlights in silver) and one folding plate with letterpress music. Modern paste-paper boards. [8], 168; [1], [1 blank], 169-334; Full description
€ 4,750
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Fictional account of life in Queensland, with illustrations reproduced photographically

MARCET, Edouard. Australie un voyage a travers le bush.
Geneva, Jules-Guillaume Fick, 1868. 8. Illustrated with 20 original albumen prints of drawings (10 full-page, mounted on inserted leaves of heavy paper as plates, and 10 smaller, mounted on the text leaves in spaces left for that purpose). Contemporary gold-tooled polished green calf, richly gold-tooled spine, gilt edges. Rebacked in green cloth with the original backstrip laid down. 268 pp. Full description
€ 3,750
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A fine example of nature printing, reproducing specimens of the flora of Hawaii and the South Pacific

[NATURE PRINTING - HAWAII]. Na lau Hawaii. [The leaves of Hawaii].
[Hawaii & South Pacific, ca. 1850]. Large folio (18.4 x 29 cm). Hawaiian nature printing album containing 277 handmade botanical pressings (on 68 leaves) from Hawaii and other islands in the South Pacific. Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spine with title ''Na lau Hawaii', kept in modern brown cloth dropback box. Full description
€ 35,000
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Catalogue of plants in the exotic garden of the Dutch banker Adriaan van der Hoop

VRIESE, Willem Hendrik. Hortus Spaarn-Bergensis. Enumeratio stirpium quas, in villa Spaarn-Berg prope Harlemum, alit Adr. van der Hoop.
Amsterdam, Johannes Müller (back of title-page: printed by C.A. Spin), 1839. 8vo. With 2 double-page chromolithographed plates. Original publisher's stiff printed wrappers. XII, 146, XVI, [2 blank] pp. Full description
€ 1,950
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