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cover of A Six Weeks Tour, Through the Southern Counties of England and Wales . . . Interspersed With Accounts of the Seats of the Nobility and Gentry, and other Objects worthy of Notice

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Dublin: J. Milliken, 1771. Hardcover. Very Good. "The Second Edition, Corrected and enlarged." xii, 1 leaf of an engraved plate (folded), 51, 50-284, [20] p.: 1 in-text engraved illustration, tables; 20 cm. Contemporary full calf; modern bonded leather spine label with gilt-tooled title: Six Weeks Tour. Folded plate, often bound as frontispiece, is here bound… Read more
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cover of Report of the Commissioner of Agriculture for the Year 1869

Report of the Commissioner of Agriculture for the Year 1869

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Published
1870
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Good
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$29.00

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Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1870. Hardcover. Good. 702 p., frontispiece and 37 leaves of plates (4 folded); tables and in-text illustrations; 23 cm. Black cloth with gilt spine title: Department of Agriculture Report 1869. Includes index and reports by Commissioner Horace Capron and by statistician J. R. Dodge, entomologist Townend Glover, chemist Thomas Antisell, superintendent… Read more
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cover of Flora Cestrica: An Attempt to Enumberate and Describe the Flowering and Filicoid Plants of Chester County, in the State of Pennsylvania; With Brief Notices of Their Properties, and Uses, in Medicine, Domestic and Rural Economy, and the Arts

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West Chester, Pa: printed for the author, by S. Siegfried, 1837. Hardcover. Very Good -. "For Sale by Kimber and Sharpless, Philadelphia." xxiii, [1], 640 p., frontispiece (engraved, hand-colored map of Chester County); 20 cm. Contemporary tree calf with five spine compartments between double gilt rules. Gilt-tooled title on leather label in second compartment. … Read more
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$191.00
cover of Compendium Florae Philadelphicae: Containing a Description of the Indigenous and Naturalized Plants Found With a Circuit of Ten Miles Around Philadelphia [2 volumes]

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Philadelphia: M. Carey and Son, 1818. Hardcover. Good +. 2 volumes: [8], 251, [1] p.; [3], 6-234 p.; 19 cm. Contemporary tree calf with six spine compartments between double gilt rules. Gilt-tooled volume numbers in 4th compartment. Remains of old hand-written paper labels at head of each spine. Each volume contains an index.… Read more
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$438.00
cover of Spring 1941 [Diggs & Beadles Seed catalog]

Spring 1941 [Diggs & Beadles Seed catalog]

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Published
1941
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Very Good
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$15.00

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Richmond, Va: Diggs & Beadles Seed Co, 1941. Paperback. Very Good. 64 p.: illustrations; 26 cm. Stapled; color illustrated cover. Black-and-white photos include the exterior and interior of the Diggs & Beadles Seed Co. store as well as an interior photo of the Richmond Pet Shop, which it had recently purchased. Many illustrations of plants… Read more
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cover of Sir Bevis: A Tale of the Fields; An Adaptation of "Wood Magic" by Richard Jefferies; Edited by Eliza Josephine Kelley

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Boston: Ginn & Co, 1900. Hardcover. Near Fine. Printed at the Athenaeum Press. xiv, 129 p., frontispiece; 18 cm. Beige cloth with red spine and cover title; red and green decoration on spine and front cover. In Near Fine Condition: top page edges slightly soiled; otherwise, clean and tight.
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cover of The Pheasant: Natural History by the Rev. H. A. MacPherson; Shooting by A. J. Stuart-Wortley; Cookery by Alexander Innes Shand; With Illustrations by A. Thorburn

The Pheasant: Natural History by the Rev. H. A. MacPherson; Shooting by A. J. Stuart-Wortley; Cookery by Alexander Innes Shand; With Illustrations by A. Thorburn

by MacPherson, H. A.; Stuart-Wortley, A. J.; Shand, Alexander Innes

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Published
1896
Condition
Very Good +
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$36.00

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London, New York, and Bombay: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1896. Hardcover. Very Good +. Second Edition. viii, [2], 265, [3], 32 p., frontispiece and 9 leaves of illustrations; title vignette and in-text diagrams; 20 cm. Off-white cloth with gilt spine title and red cover title; red spine and cover series titles; cover illustration in brown. … Read more
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cover of Nature Near London

Nature Near London

by Jefferies, Richard

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Published
1883
Condition
Good
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$39.00

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London: Chatto and Windus, 1883. Hardcover. Good. vi, [2], 242, [2], 32 p.; 20 cm. Light grey cloth with gilt-stamped spine title and brown illustrations on spine and both boards. Black endpapers. Publisher's catalog from March 1883 on final 32 pages. Gift inscription from Christmas 1886 on title page verso. A charming work… Read more
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cover of De Aemilio Macro eiusque Rariore Hodie Opusculo de Vitutibus Herbarum Diatribe auctore Friderico Boernero

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Lipsiae [Leipzig]: Ex Officina Langenhemiana, 1754. Pamphlet. Very Good. [6], 20 p.; 21 cm. Disbound from a collection of pamphlets owned by French homeopath Dr. Charles Ravel (1822-1887). Remains of original marbled wrapper along spine. Engraved title vignette, head-piece, initial letter, and tailpiece. "539" written on title page in an old hand. The author,… Read more
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$88.00
cover of Sea Lion [chromolithograph printed by L. Prang & Co.]

Sea Lion [chromolithograph printed by L. Prang & Co.]

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Published
1885
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Very Good +
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$26.00

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New York: Selmar Hess, Publisher, 1885. Very Good +. 1 chromolithograph 13 x 20 cm. (5 x 8 inches) on a captioned buff sheet 24 x 32 cm. (9.25 x 12.5 inches). This is one of a series of Prang chromolithographs used in Our Living World: An Artistic Edition of the Rev. J.G. Wood's Natural History of… Read more
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cover of Porcupine [chromolithograph printed by L. Prang & Co.]

Porcupine [chromolithograph printed by L. Prang & Co.]

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Published
1885
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Near Fine -
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$26.00

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New York: Selmar Hess, Publisher, 1885. Near Fine -. 1 chromolithograph 13 x 20 cm. (5 x 8 inches) on a captioned buff sheet 24 x 32 cm. (9.25 x 12.5 inches). This is one of a series of Prang chromolithographs used in Our Living World: An Artistic Edition of the Rev. J.G. Wood's Natural History of… Read more
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cover of Common Seals [chromolithograph printed by L. Prang & Co.]

Common Seals [chromolithograph printed by L. Prang & Co.]

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Published
1885
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Near Fine -
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$26.00

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New York: Selmar Hess, Publisher, 1885. Near Fine -. 1 chromolithograph 13 x 20 cm. (5 x 8 inches) on a captioned buff sheet 24 x 32 cm. (9.25 x 12.5 inches). This is one of a series of Prang chromolithographs used in Our Living World: An Artistic Edition of the Rev. J.G. Wood's Natural History of… Read more
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cover of Collections towards a Flora of the Territory of Arkansas by Thomas Nuttall [Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, vol. 5 New Series, Article VI]

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Philadelphia: Printed by James Kay, Jun. & Brother, 1837. Very Good +. [1], 140-203, [1] p.; 29 cm. Disbound from a larger volume. Read before the Society on April 4, 1834. Thomas Nuttall (1786-1859) was an English botanist who trained as a printer, but was encouraged to follow his interest in botany after coming to Philadelphia in… Read more
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cover of Observations on the Naiades; and Descriptions of New Species of that, and other Families by Isaac Lea [Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, vol. 5 New Series, Article II]

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Philadelphia: Printed by James Kay, Jun. & Brother, 1837. Very Good +. 23-119, [1] p., 19 leaves of handcolored lithographed plates drawn by J. Drayton; 29 cm. Disbound from a larger volume. Final 2 pages of text contain "Systematic Index of the Shells Described in Mr Lea's Memoirs: Volumes III., IV. and V." Isaac Lea… Read more
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cover of L'Antilope Femelle [1 handcolored copperplate engraving of an antelope from Buffon's Histoire Naturelle]

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Paris: De l'Imprimerie Royale, 1755. Near Fine. 1 handcolored copperplate engraving (25 x 20 cm.) from art by Jacques de Sève (fl. 1742-1788); engraved by C. Baron. Plate 19 from Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon, Histoire Naturelle, vol. 6. The plate is undated. The 11 volumes on Quadrupeds were originally published from 1753 to 1767.… Read more
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cover of Le Marcassin [and] Le Cochon de Lait [1 handcolored copperplate engraving of a wild boar and a domesticated pig from Buffon's Histoire Naturelle]

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Paris: De l'Imprimerie Royale, 1800. Very Good -. 1 handcolored copperplate engraving (25 x 19 cm.) from art by Jacques de Sève (fl. 1742-1788); engraved by Schmits. Plate 13 from Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon, Histoire Naturelle, vol. 1. The plate is undated. Although the 11 volumes on Quadrupeds were originally published from 1753 to… Read more
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cover of Le Ritbok Femelle  [1 handcolored copperplate engraving of an antelope from Buffon's Histoire Naturelle]

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Paris: De l'Imprimerie Royale, 1755. Very Good. 1 handcolored copperplate engraving (25 x 20 cm.) from art by Jacques de Sève (fl. 1742-1788); engraved by Le Villain. Plate 24 from Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon, Histoire Naturelle, vol. 6. Although the plate is undated, the 11 volumes on Quadrupeds were published from 1753 to 1767. … Read more
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cover of Le Nilgaut Femelle [1 handcolored copperplate engraving of an antelope Nilgaut (Boselaphus tragocamelus) from Buffon's Histoire Naturelle]

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Paris: De l'Imprimerie Royale, 1755. Near Fine -. 1 handcolored copperplate engraving (25 x 20 cm.) from art by Jacques de Sève (fl. 1742-1788); engraved by Madeleine-Therese Rousselet. Plate 11 from Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon, Histoire Naturelle, vol. 6. The plate is undated. The 11 volumes on Quadrupeds were originally published from 1753 to… Read more
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cover of Trochilus Ornatus, Female (The Tufted-neck Humming-Bird) Native of Cayenne [matted hand-colored steel engraving from Sir William Jardine's The Naturalist's Library]

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Edinburgh: Lizars, 1834. Fine. Hand-colored steel engraving 6.25 x 3.75 inches (16 x 9.5 cm.) in white mat 10 x 8 inches. Plate 16 from Sir William Jardine's The Naturalist's Library; engraved by William H. Lizars. In Fine Condition: clean and bright. Back of mat very lightly scraped.
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cover of Serpentaire Reptilivore [handcolored copperplate engraving from a painting of an African bird]

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Paris: A. Le Vasseur, Editeur, 1880. Fine. 1 handcolored copperplate engraving (16 x 27 cm.) from a painting by Edouard Travies (1809-1868?); engraved by Fournier et Lalaisse. Printed by R. Taneur. Undated; the publisher was active from 1878 to 1887 or later. In Fine Condition: clean and bright.
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