265 LYNN, Elwyn The Australian Landscape and its Artists. [Bay Books, Sydney, 1977] Oblong folio. Bound in simulated full leather with gilt decoration by Sidney Nolan on front cover. In slipcase. 160pp. With 100 full- page colour plates by 50 different artists. The limited edition of 200 numbered copies only fully signed ‘Elwyn Lynn’; this is #190. $200–250 ❖ 266 LEWIN, John William A Natural History of the Birds of New South Wales, collected, engraved, and faithfully painted after nature. Introduction and biographical descriptions by Allan McEvey, Curator of Birds, National Museum of Victoria. [Queensberry Hill Press, Melbourne, 1978] Folio, with coloured frontispiece tipped in and 26 coloured plates; original blind-tooled kangaroo; cloth box. Edition limited to 500 numbered copies with two proof plates as issued; this is #320. Facsimile of the 1838 edition with two reproductions of Lewin watercolours. $200–250 ❖ 267 KREFFT, Gerard The Mammals of Australia. With a Short Account of all the Species hitherto described. . [Lansdowne, Melbourne, 1979] Sydney 1871 Facsimile reprint. Folio. Orig. half morocco. viii, 4, 42pp. With 16 full-page plates from illusts. by H. Scott and H. Forde. Lim. ed. #20 of 350 copies numbered and signed ‘B.J. Marlow’ Curator of Mammals at the Australian Museum. $100–150 ❖ 268 MORRIS, Frank T. ROBINS AND WRENS OF AUSTRALIA. A Selection. [Lansdowne, Melbourne, 1979]., Limited edition 249/500 signed by the artist/author. Folio, 71pp, colour illustrations. A very good hardback copy in quarter calf binding with gilt title on spine. $150–200 ❖ 269 LINDSAY, Norman MICOMICANA [Melbourne University Press,1979]. Folio. Original full calf. Gilt. Spine gilt with raised bands and morocco title-labels. Top edge gilt. Profusely illustrated throughout. Edition limited to 527 numbered copies signed by the artist’s daughter, Jane Lindsay; this is #460. In original velvet lined buckram box. Lindsay wrote of this work, “it is just a series of cheerful, bawdy short stories, placed in a country called Pattipanonia, the dukedom of the Duke of Fanfrolico, the capital of which is the town of Catch-crumpet” $200–300 ❖ 270 ART & ARTISTS: A small group including Mendelssohn’s “Sydney Long” [1979], Boddington’s “Drysdale Photographer” [1987 , signed], Strutt’s “Victoria the Golden” [1980], plus 2 others. (5 items). $200–250 ❖ 271 SCHODDE, Richard & MASON, Ian Nocturnal Birds of Australia illustrated by Jeremy Boot [Lansdowne, Melbourne, 1980] No 528 of a Limited Edition of 750. Signed by authors and artist. Elephant Folio. Full leather with gilt titling to spine. $250–350 ❖ 272 SMITH, Meredith J. Marsupials of Australia. Vol. 1: Possums the Koala and Wombats. Foreword by J.H. Calaby. [Lansdowne Editions, Melbourne, 1980] pp. 202, 24 coloured and 4 tinted plates, glossary, references, systematic list of species. Folio; full canvas with an inlaid leather panel decorated in blind within gilt border on upper board, spine with gilt lettered and decorated leather onlay. Edition limited to 1,000 numbered copies, signed by the author and artist; this is #899. $200–300 ❖ 273 FRIEND, Donald An Alphabet of Owls et cetera. With a text suitable for all children grown-ups, non-readers, ornamental hermits, et alia. [Gryphon Books, Melbourne, 1981] Folio. Orig. full buckram with illust. morocco title-label on front cover. Printed in red/black ink on hand-made paper and fully illustrated by the artist; the edition is limited to 150 numbered copies fully signed “Donald Friend”; this is #125. Printed at the Croft Press on handmade Bemboka paper with the illustrations in black and the text in red ink. Donald Friend’s appropriate drawings include those of owls as well as many native Australian animals. This work is arguably the finest book printed at the Press. $600–800 ❖ 274 MORRIS, Frank. T. Birds of the Australian Swamps. Vol. 2: Herons-Spoonbills. [Lansdowne, Melbourne 1981]. Folio. Original half leather. Spine gilt with raised bands. With 21 full-page colour plates and associated charcoal flight drawings/ silhouettes for each species. Ed. lim. to 500 numbered copies signed by the author; this is #292. $100–150 ❖ 275 CHING, Raymond Studies and sketches of a bird painter. [Lansdowne Editions, Melbourne, 1981] Small folio,260 pp., colour plates, text illustrations. Publisher’s full grey calf and Solander box, edition limited to 500 copies, numbered and signed by the artist; this is #190. $300–500 ❖ 276 BROINOWSKI, Gracius J. The Cockatoos and Nestors of Australia. [Lansdowne Editions, Melbourne, 1981] Original black leather with gilt border and title. Signed by Baron Broinowski (great-grandson of the original author) on limitation page. Edition limited to 500 copies of which these are #s 283, 284 & 285. Facsimile reprint of the original 1888 edition. (3) $300–500 ❖ 45