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The Wondrous Transformation of Caterpillars. 50 Engravings Selected from Erucarum Ortus (1718), with a chapter on the life of the Artist and her career as an entomologist by William Stearn
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The Wondrous Transformation of Caterpillars. 50 Engravings Selected from Erucarum Ortus (1718), with a chapter on the life of the Artist and her career as an entomologist by William Stearn

By Merian, Maria Sibylla [ & William T. Stearn ]

Ilkley, Yorkshire: Scolar Press, 1978 Hardback, 178mm x 247mm tall (7" x 9.75" approx.). Pp 33 [including an engraved frontispiece plate and illustrated title-page], plus 50 single-sided engraved plates, reproduced from a copy of "Erucarum Ortus Alimentum et Paradoxa Metamorphosis" held by the Royal Horticultural Society. Fine, in the original quarter art-vellum binding with gilt decorated paper-covered boards and illustrated olive-green endpapers with matching top edges. The illustrated card slipcase is rubbed as usual but otherwise sound. The edition was limited to 500 copies only, this being No. 333. First Edition. Quarter Art Vellum & Boards. Fine. Illus. by Merian, Maria Sibylla. Limited Edition.

$59.39

Salmonia: Or, Days of Fly Fishing in a Series of Conversations, with Some Account of the Habits of Fishes Belonging to the Genus Salmo
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Salmonia: Or, Days of Fly Fishing in a Series of Conversations, with Some Account of the Habits of Fishes Belonging to the Genus Salmo

By Davy, Sir Humphry, Bart. Late President of the Royal Society

London: John Murray, 1851 Hardback, 112mm x 170mm tall (4.25" x 6.75" approx.). Pp xvi, 305 + Errata leaf, with 23 engravings. Formerly in the Prof. Charles Sarolea collection [with his signature to the front free endpaper] and subsequently held by Keele University the unobtrusive embossed stamp-impression of which is on the lower blank margin of the title-leaf. Keele bookplate to the front pastedown and label residue to spine foot. These last apart, a fine copy in a library binding of brown cloth-covered boards/git spine title. [ Professor Charles Sarolea [ Charles Louis-Camille Sarolea ] (1870-1953), noted Belgian philologist and author who settled in Scotland.]. Fourth Edition with Illustrations. Cloth. Very Good/No d/w. Sm 8vo.

$26.39

The Highgate Brewery Walsall
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The Highgate Brewery Walsall

By Lloyd, Keith J. Prepared for press by Harold Parsons, Editor The Blackcountryman

49, Victoria Road, Tipton, West Midlands: The Black Country Society, 1981 140mm x 215mm tall (5.5" x 8.5" approx.). 20pp, with nine black & white photographs and two plans. Fine, in the original black-printed, illustrated soft-card covers.. First (& 0nly?) Edition. Soft Cover. Fine.

$8.58

Mercer Chronometers. Radical Tom Mercer and the house he founded.. LIMITED, SIGNED, EDITION
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Mercer Chronometers. Radical Tom Mercer and the house he founded.. LIMITED, SIGNED, EDITION

By Mercer, Tony, with a Foreword by Lieut-Commander David Harries R.N. (Retd).

Ashford, Kent: Brant Wright Associates Ltd, 1978 Hardback 4to. 190mm x 256mm tall (7.5" x 10.25" approx.). Pp xxiv, 251 + a tipped-in frontispiece and 25 other colour-plates, and with 75 other illustrations in b/w & line. Fine, in the original gilt-panelled turquoise cloth-covered boards/gilt titles/green book-marker ribbon, and with the edge-rubbed but otherwise good and unclipped, pictorial dust-wrapper. Stamped to half-title leaf "First Edition Book Number 361", and signed by the Author. NOTE this is quite a different work from the recently reprinted "Mercer Chronometers". . Signed by Author. First Edition. Fine/Good.

$508.08

Very Like a Whale
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Very Like a Whale

By Mount, Ferdinand

London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1967 Hardback, 135mm x 205mm tall (5,25" x 8" approx.). 189pp. "An unusually polished first novel". Fine, in the original light-blue boards/gilt spine title, and with the unclipped and almost fine, colour illustrated dust-wrapper.. First Edition. Cloth. Fine/Almost Fine. Illus. by Jacket Design by Alan Ball. Sm 8vo.

$59.39

Fascinating Walking Sticks SIGNED BY AUTHOR

By Boothroyd, A.E. [ Foreword by Sir Gerald Nabarro, M.P. ]

London & New York: White Lion, 1973 Hardback 8vo. 145mm x 225mm tall. 205pp with a colour photo frontispiece plate, a cartoon by Cummings of the Foreword writer Sir Gerald Nabarro, M.P. and 75 plates from b/w photographs by Edward Morgan showing over 280 stick types and varieties. Very good, in the original black cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title, and with the price-clipped but otherwise very good, colour photo-illustrated dust-wrapper. Signed by the Author to the front free endpaper.. Signed by Author.. Second (& best) Edition [colour frontis]. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$98.98

Oxford Gardens based upon Daubeny's Popular Guide to the Physick Garden of Oxford: With Notes on the Gardens of the Colleges and on the University Park.

By Günther, R.T., M.A., Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford [ Gunther ]

Oxford & London: Parker & Son, & Simpkin, Marshall & Co., 1912 Hardback, 130mm x 193mm tall (5" x 7.5" tall approx.). Pp xv, 280 + a frontispiece and 16 further plates, with a total of 18 b/w photos, and with 14 plans and figures in the text and blue-printed photograph endpapers. Light rubs to hd/tl of spine and board corners, and with the neat signatures of two previous owners, otherwise very good, in the original gilt-decorated, dark-blue cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title. [Gunther was Curator of the Lewis Evans Collection at the Old Ashmolean, Oxford and Author of "Early Science in Oxford" - - "Early Science in Cambridge", and the important "Astrolabes of the World".]. First Edition. Decorated Cloth. Very Good/No d/w. Sm 8vo..

$79.18

Tanks
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Tanks

By Low, Professor A.M. [ Archibald Montgomery Low ]

London: Hutchinson & (Publishers) Ltd., 1942 Hardback, 145mm x 220mm tall (5.5" x 8.75" approx.). 135pp + 12 b/w photo plates. Very good, in the original red cloth-covered boards/black spine title. The illustrated dust-wrapper although slightly chipped and dusty on the folds, is otherwise good. An uncommon and most informative title with no copies currently listed on COPAC. [The wikipedia entry on 'Professor' Low gives 1942 as the publication year for this undated volume. Low's closing paragraph states "Hewshott 1941"]. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Fair.

$59.39

Clock and Watch Trademark Index European Origin Austria/England/France/Germany/Switzerland
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Clock and Watch Trademark Index European Origin Austria/England/France/Germany/Switzerland

By Kochmann, Karl

Concord, California: Antique Clocks Publishing, 1992 140mm x 215mm tall (5.5" x 8.5" approx.). 967pp with thousands of trademark llustrations. Free corners of front cover slightly creased, otherwise very good, in the original illustrated soft card covers. . Revised & Enlarged Edition. Softcover. Very Good.

$39.59

The Rule of Reason, Conteinyng the Arte of Logique, Set Forth in Englishe 1551
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The Rule of Reason, Conteinyng the Arte of Logique, Set Forth in Englishe 1551

By Wilson, Thomas [ Thomas Vuilson ]

Amsterdam & New York: Da Capo Press. Theatrum Orbis Terrarum Ltd. [ Theatrvm Orbis Tarrarvm Ltd ], 1970 Hardback, 104mm x 155mm tall (4" x 6" approx.). Around 500 un-numbered pages with decorated capitals and title-page and a plate. Produced from the 1551 edition in the Bodleian Library, Oxford. Withdrawn and sold from the holdings of Keele University, with label removal marks to spine & prelims and one blind stamp impression to a blank lower margin, otherwise very good, in the original red cloth-covered boards/gilt on dark-blue titles and gilt monogram. Number 261 in 'The English Experience, its Record in Early Printed Books' series, published in facsimile. . First Edition Thus. Cloth. Very Good/Later loose protective Jacket.

$59.39

The Nauigations into Turkie 1585 [ie Navigations ( or Travels ) into Turkey ]
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The Nauigations into Turkie 1585 [ie Navigations ( or Travels ) into Turkey ]

By De Nicolay, Nicolas

Amsterdam & New York: Da Capo Press. Theatrum Orbis Terrarum Ltd. [ Theatrvm Orbis Tarrarvm Ltd ], 1968 Hardback, 150mm x 230mm tall (5" x 9" approx.). Pp (iii); (vii); 320 [incl. 62 full-page illustrations); (vii). with decorated capitals and title-page. Produced from the 1585 edition in Cambridge University Library. Withdrawn and sold from the holdings of Keele University, with label removal marks to spine & prelims and one blind stamp impression to a blank lower margin, otherwise very good, in the original red cloth-covered boards/gilt on dark-blue titles and gilt monogram. Number 48 in 'The English Experience, its Record in Early Printed Books' series, published in facsimile. . First Edition Thus. Cloth. Very Good/Later loose protective Jacket.

$85.78

The History of the Moderne Protestant Divines 1637
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The History of the Moderne Protestant Divines 1637

By Verheiden, Jacobus

Amsterdam & Norwood: Walter J. Johnson, Inc. & Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, Ltd., 1979 title continues: "Containing their Parents, Countries, Education, Studies, Lives, and in the yeare of our Lord in which they dyed. With a true register of all their severall Treatises, and Writings that are extant, Faithfully translated out of Latin by D.L.." Hardback, 100mm x 114mm tall (4" x 6" approx.). Pp (iii) + (28 + 364 plus a single-sided frontispiece plate and with decorated capitals and a total of 45 portrait illustrations. Produced from the 1637 edition in Cambridge University Library. Withdrawn and sold by the Keele University Library, with a neat embossed stamp impression to the lower blank margin of the title-leaf and a tape removal mark to the lower spine cloth. Otherwise fine, in the original red cloth-covered boards/gilt on black titles. Number 959 in 'The English Experience, its Record in Early Printed Books' series, published in facsimile.. First Edition thus.. Cloth. Very Good.

$59.39

From Ship to Shore. The Biography of William Schermuly and The History of the Schermuly Pistol Rocket Apparatus Ltd.
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From Ship to Shore. The Biography of William Schermuly and The History of the Schermuly Pistol Rocket Apparatus Ltd.

By Thompson, C.R., Compiler, Preface by C.D. Schermuly & with a Tribute by Admiral Lord Mountevens, K.C.B., D.S.O., LL.D.

London: Privately Published, 1946 207mm x 282mm tall (8.25" x 11" approx.). Pp xii, 79, with 51 illustrations in b/w photograph and line. A little light internal cockling, otherwise very good, in the original light-blue soft card covers/black title.. First and Only Edition. Very Good.

$39.59

A History of Angling

By Trench, Charles Chenevix

Frogmore, St. Albans: Hart-Davis, McGibbon Ltd, 1974 Hardback, 190mm x 255mm tall (7.5" x 10" approx.). 288pp, illustrated throughout in colour, b/w photo and line. Previous owner's neat signature to front pastedown, otherwise very good, in the original dark-green cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title, and with price-clipped but otherwise very good, colour photo-illustrated dust-wrapper. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. 4to..

$26.39

Sailing Through China
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Sailing Through China

By Theroux, Paul

Salisbury, Wiltshire: Michael Russell, 1983 Hardback, 122mm x 182mm tall (4.75" x 7.25" approx.). 64pp with 12 illustrations drawn by Patrick Procktor. Edition limited to 150 only, this being No. 23, signed in full on the limitation page by both Theroux & Procktor. Fine, in the original blind-ruled, blue cloth-covered boards, with gilt spine title & logo, and sepia-on-white illustration laid-on to front board. The original transparent dust-cover, although a little edge-chipped is still present.. Signed by Author & Illustrator. First Edition. Cloth. Fine/Good. Illus. by Procktor, Paul. Limited Edition.

$59.39

Dutch Drawings of the Seventeenth Century, with 72 Collotypes
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Dutch Drawings of the Seventeenth Century, with 72 Collotypes

By Mellaart, J.H.H.

London: Ernest Benn Limited, 1926 Hardback, 185mm x 255mm tall (7.25" x 10" approx.). Pp 35 + (i) + 72.. Internally very good, although the original binding of black cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title is marked... First Edition. Cloth. 4to.

$13.20

The Arte of Ryding and Breakinge Greate Horses [ The Art of Riding & Breaking Great Horses ]
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The Arte of Ryding and Breakinge Greate Horses [ The Art of Riding & Breaking Great Horses ]

By Blundeville, Thomas

Amsterdam & New York: Da Capo Press, Theatrum Orbis Terrarum Ltd., 1969 Hardback, 150mm x 206mm tall (6" x 8" approx.). Pp (iv) + (353) including 53 illustrations, in black-letter with decorated capitals. Withdrawn and sold from the holdings of the Maples Library of Carson-Newman College, Jefferson City, Tennessee, with several label removal marks, including one to the spine foot, and a few light stamp impressions. Otherwise very good, in the original red cloth-covered boards/gilt on black titles. Number 118 in 'The English Experience, its Record in Early Printed Books' series, published in facsimile.. First Edition thus.. Cloth. Good.

$65.99

A Litle Herball ( London 1561?)  [ ie A Little Herbal ]
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A Litle Herball ( London 1561?) [ ie A Little Herbal ]

By Askham, Anthony

Amsterdam & Norwood: Walter J. Johnson, Inc. & Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, Ltd., 1977 Hardback, 103mm x 155mm tall (4" x 6" approx.). Pp (iv) + (58), in black-letter with a decorated capital. Fine, in the original red cloth-covered boards/gilt on black titles. Number 843 in 'The English Experience, its Record in Early Printed Books' series, published in facsimile.. First Edition thus.. Cloth. Fine.

$98.98

Songs of Sea Labour ( Chanties )
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Songs of Sea Labour ( Chanties )

By Bullen, Frank T. F.R.G.S. and Arnold, W.F., with An Appreciation by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

London: Swan & Co., Watson & Wilcock Limited, 1914 Hardback, 190mm x 274mm tall (7.25" x 10.75" approx.). Pp xviii, 35. Illustrated paper-covered boards with cloth spine. Light wear to hd/tl of spine, endpapers toned and the bottom three inches of the front board cloth hinge split, otherwise very good.. First Edition. Boards. Good.

$52.79

Greece of the Hellenes [with coloured map ]
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Greece of the Hellenes [with coloured map ]

By Garnett, Lucy M.J., Author of 'Turkey of the Ottomans' &c.

London: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons Ltd, 1914 Hardback, 135mm x 192mm tall (5.5" x 7.5" approx.). Pp vii, 246 plus a frontispiece, 31 further b/w photo plates and a double-page, colour-printed map, followed by a 24pp Pitman's Catalogue. Minor rubs to hd/tl of spine and occasional internal foxing, heavier to prelims. Otherwise good, in the original green cloth-covered boards/gilt titles and with gilt logo to front board.. First Edition. Cloth. Good. 8vo.

$39.59

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