Sydney: William Maddock, 1868. Octavo, 20 handcoloured lithographs by Harriet Forde. Early (publisher's?) cloth, a fine crisp copy with well coloured plates, rare in this condition.
Issued with coloured or uncoloured plates, Ferguson does not mention the existence of coloured copies. An important book that belongs to a select group of Australian nineteenth century books; one of no more than 25 colour plate natural history titles published in Australia. Harriet (1830-1907) and Helena (1832-1910) Scott are justifiably highly regarded for the nineteenth century books natural history books they illustrated.
Price: $12,000.00 AU