Sydney: William Maddock, 1868. Octavo, 20 handcoloured lithographs by Harriet Forde. Contemporary full calf with gilt title, marbled endpapers and coloured edges, expertly rebacked, some wear; a very good copy with the plates in good contemporary colouring, in a cloth box with title, very scarce.
Issued with coloured or uncoloured plates, Ferguson does not mention the existence of coloured copies. The title page calls for 18 plates.
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.
Price: $12,000.00 AU