London: John Van Voorst, 1860. Octavo, eight handcoloured lithographs by George French Angas. Publisher's blindstamped purple cloth with typical faded spine, bookplate, the signatures of two near contemporary owners, upper hinge lightly cracked, a very good copy.
Bennett was particularly interested in the Platypus and his account of this extraordinary animal in Gatherings is a classic. "The drawings, with a few exceptions, are from the accurate pencil of Mr G. F. Angas, well known for his correct delineations of subjects of natural history, and the author of three splendid works illustrative of the scenery and natives of New Zealand, South Australia and southern Africa ..." (Preface).
Ferguson 6929; Mengel 228; Whittell p. 49; Wood p. 231.
Price: $950.00 AU