Sorry, the book that you are looking for is not available right now.
We did a search for other books with a similar title, and found some results for you that may be helpful.
Rare And Curious uncovers the secret histories of the Macquarie and Dixson Galleries collectors' chests for the first time, telling stories of ambition and failure, friendship and betrayal, intrigue and mystery.
The Macquarie collectors' chest, an enigmatic wooden cabinet filled with painted panels and exotic treasures, was created in Australia for Governor Lachlan Macquarie in around 1818. It was taken to the United Kingdom, and languished forgotten and unnoticed in a Scottish castle until it was rediscovered in the late 1970s.
The Mitchell Library of New South Wales acquired the chest, and its remarkable similarity to the Dixson Galleries collectors' chest, acquired by the Library in 1937, raised intriguing questions about the cabinets' creators, owners and purpose. Filled with more than 150 stunning photographs and paintings, Rare And Curious presents these unusual and beautiful chests within a lavishly produced, elegant book.
About the Author
Elizabeth Ellis is the former Mitchell Librarian and Assistant State Librarian, Collection Management Services, at the State Library of New South Wales, Sydney. She is now inaugural Emeritus Curator at the Mitchell Library and an Honorary Associate with the Department of History, University of Sydney. Her previous publications include Conrad Martins: Life & Art and, as a contributing author, First Views of Australia 1788–1825: A History of Early Sydney and Reframing Darwin: Evolution and Art in Australia.
This is a gorgeous natural history collection presented as a hardback in a sliding case designed to resemble a collector's chest.
Inside are reproductions of early colonial flora and fauna prints, the originals of which were all presented to Governor Lachlan Macquarie during his time in office in the colony of New South Wales, and which then virtually disappeared until they were rediscovered in the late 1970s lying forgotten and unnoticed in a Scottish castle.
This is of enormous interest to both naturalists and history buffs.
"This exquisitely produced book traces the secret history of a 'museum' in miniature: a wooden chest containing one of the earliest colonial collections of Australian flora and fauna." --"Weekend Australian"
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Published: 1st July 2010
Dimensions (cm): 25.9 x 20.0 x 3.8
Weight (kg): 1.406