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The Natural History of Horses.The Equidae or Genus Equus of Authors. by Lieut-Col. Chas. Hamilton-Smith; Sir William Jardine (editor) - 1st Edition - 1841 - from E C Books (SKU: 032336)

The Natural History of Horses.The Equidae or Genus Equus of Authors.

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The Natural History of Horses.The Equidae or Genus Equus of Authors.

by Lieut-Col. Chas. Hamilton-Smith; Sir William Jardine (editor)

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EDINBURGH: W H LIZARS, 1841 A very good copy of the 1st edition of Horses (Mammalia Vol XII) from Jardine's Naturalist's Library in the original publisher's cloth binding. With volume listing; black and white frontispiece of Gesner; black and white vignette title page; 2 further title pages; Publisher's advert (noting that this volume was produced 'early' - Marsupials had been due to be the next volume published); Memoir of Gesner; Introduction with black and white illustrations; text including synopsis and memorandum; and 32 plates bound at the rear. Of these 29 are hand coloured - the other 3 are a copy of a bas relief, a skeletal view, and a muscular view. The cloth binding is in very good condition having been expertly rebacked to retain the original spine. The spine and board edges are lightly sunned and there is a small identation on the side edge of the front board. The original green endpapers are present - with repair. There is a decorative bookplate of Francis Hemming, the noted entomologist, to the front pastedown. Contents in very good clean condition with just the occasional light mark.

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Bookseller
E C Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
032336
Title
The Natural History of Horses.The Equidae or Genus Equus of Authors.
Author
Lieut-Col. Chas. Hamilton-Smith; Sir William Jardine (editor)
Illustrator
Hamilton-Smith and Stewart
Format/binding
Cloth
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
N
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
W H LIZARS
Place of Publication
EDINBURGH
Date published
1841
Keywords
horses; jardine's naturalists' library; equidae
Bookseller catalogs
NATURAL HISTORY;
Size
12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall

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About E C Books

E C Books is a small online bookselling business, specialising in pre 20th century works:natural history, science, history, and travel, aiming for rarer and more unusual books. Our largest stock area is Natural History, where we have a good range of books from the 1700-1800's, many finely illustrated. Other areas include children's books, particularly late 1800's-early 1900's - again illustrated; and literature pre 1900.When you order books from us we ensure that they are properly packed to protect condition, and we always use recorded or 'signed for' postal services for more secure delivery. Please note that we have recently moved to the beautiful Orkney Islands, where we intend to open a bookshop over the next year. Because of our location we cannot guarantee 'next day' delivery but we will get your purchase to you as quickly and safely as we can.Please note that the buyer is responsible for the payment of any tax or duty on import.

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