7 - 8 April 2004
OWEN, Sir Richard (1804-1892). Researches on the Fossil Remains of the Extinct Mammals of Australia. London: J. Erxleben, 1877.
2 vols, text and atlas, 4° (282 x 210mm). Half-titles. Text volume containing large folding linen-backed lithographic plate by Erxleben, plate volume with 131 lithographic plates by A. T. Hollick , C. Griesbach, W. H. Wesley and others. (Occasional light spotting or browning, mainly marginal.) Contemporary blue cloth gilt (small split to spine). Ferguson 13711.
A pioneering work on the extinct animals of Australia, by one of the pre-eminent anatomists and palaeontologists of the Victorian age. The work comprises Owen's long series of papers on the Diprotodon, Thylacoleo, gigantic extinct kangaroos and wombats, following Thomas Mitchell's discovery of fossil bones in New South Wales. Ferguson 13711. Together with; 2 copies of the Transactions of The Royal Society of London: OWEN, R.'On the Fossil Mammals of Australia. -- Part VIII. Family Macropodidae... and Part IX'. January 23 and June 19 1823. 4° (300 x 223mm). Presentation copies, signed by the author, to Mr Erxleben and to Professor Harkness. (4)
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
No VAT on hammer price or buyer's premium
Meredith Etherington-Smith hails the long and distinguished career of the London antiques dealer with a client list that reads like an international who’s who
An exceptional example of the most valuable illustrated book ever produced — and an icon of American art — will be offered on 14 June to benefit conservation causes