Lot 27: Gatherings of A Naturalist in Australasia by Bennett Published 1860 Platypus

Sydney Rare Book Auctions

June 10, 2017
Ultimo, Australia

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Description: Gatherings of A Naturalist in Australasia : Being Observations Principally on the Animal and Vegetable Productions of NSW, New Zealand and Some of the Austral Islands. By George Bennett. London: John Van Voorst, 1860. An excellent complete copy rebound in half leather and marbled boards. Complete with stunning colour illustrations, two by Angas. Includes the now classic colour plate and description of the Australian Water-Mole, the platypus. 7 Hand coloured plates and one tinted plate
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