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image of The Natural History of Fishes, particularly their structure and economical uses. The Naturalist's Library, Ichthyology Vol. II.

The Natural History of Fishes, particularly their structure and economical uses. The Naturalist's Library, Ichthyology Vol. II.

by J S Bushnan, Sir William Jardine - editor

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1840
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EDINBURGH: W H Lizars, S Highley et al, 1840 A very good copy of the 1st edition in the original publisher's cloth binding. With volume listing; half title; engraved black and white frontispiece portrait of Salvianus; vignette title page with black and white illustration of seabirds and a sea monster; 2 further title pages; advertisement; contents listing; Memoir of… Read more
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image of A True and Exact Description of the Island of Shetland, Containing an Account of its Situation, Trade, Produce, and Inhabitants, Together with an Account of the Great White Herring Fishery of that Place ....

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London: Printed and Sold by T James, M Cooper; J Robinson; A Don, and J Barnes, 1753 A good copy of the 2nd edition of this extremely scarce work, attributed to John Campbell. Bound in newer half calf binding with marbled boards and matching marbled endpapers. Spine with raised bands and title label. The binding is in near fine clean… Read more
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image of The Class Pisces arranged by the Baron Cuvier with supplementary additions

The Class Pisces arranged by the Baron Cuvier with supplementary additions

by Edward Griffith and Lieut,-Col. Charles Hamilton Smith

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1834
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1st Edition
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London: Whittaker and Co, 1834 A good copy of the 10th volume in the Griffith edition of 'The Animal Kingdom arranged in conformity with its Organization by the Baron Cuvier', which is complete in itself. The Griffith edition has particularly fine detailed plates which are black and white in most copies, and occasionally in colour. This copy has 64 black… Read more
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The Natural History of Fishes of the Perch Family. The Naturalist's Library. Ichthyology. Vol I

by Sir William Jardine

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1835
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EDINBURGH: W H LIZARS, 1835 A fair copy of the 1st edition in the original publisher's cloth binding. With half title; black and white frontispiece portrait of Sir Joseph Banks; hand coloured vignette title page with picture of Pentaceros capensis; 2 further title pages; advert; contents listing; Memoir of Sir Joseph Banks; text with black and white illustrations and 34… Read more
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image of The Natural History of the Fishes of Guiana. Part I. and Part II. (The Naturalist's Library. Ichthyology. Vol III. Fishes of Guiana. Part I and Part II

The Natural History of the Fishes of Guiana. Part I. and Part II. (The Naturalist's Library. Ichthyology. Vol III. Fishes of Guiana. Part I and Part II

by Robert H Schomburgk, Sir William Jardine - editor

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1841
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Very Good
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1st Edition
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EDINBURGH: W H LIZARS, 1841 A very good 2 volume set of the 1st edition in original publisher's cloth binding with 61 plates, of which 59 are hand coloured. The bindings have the usual light sunning to spines and board edges. The spines have pulling and slight fraying to spine ends. Corners with light wear. Original green endpapers present and… Read more
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Popular History of the Aquarium of Marine and Fresh-water Animals and Plants

by George Brettingham Sowerby

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1857
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London: Lovell Reeve, 1857 A good copy of the 1st edition in the original decorative cloth binding with 20 hand coloured plates by George Brettingham Sowerby. One of the last volumes to be published in Lovell Reeve's Popular Natural History series, aimed at providing a good grounding for children and young people in a variety of natural science subjects. This… Read more
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image of Considerations on the Fisheries in the Scotch Islands: to which is prefixed A General Account elucidating the History, Soil, Productions, Curiousities, &c of the same, the Manners of the Inhabitants, &c

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London : Printed for the Author at the Dove, 1787 A good copy of an extremely scarce work in contemporary half leather binding with folding map of Orkney and Shetland. The binding has been rebacked supplying a new spine with gilt titles and blind ruled compartments. The boards have the original leather and are marbled. The binding is in very… Read more
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The British Museum; or elegant repository of Natural History Vol III Fishes & Insects

by William Holloway

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Published
1806
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1st Edition
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London : J Johnson , 1806 A very good copy of Vol III of this scarce work by William Holloway, in full leather binding with contemporary blind stamped boards and newer spine. The British Museum .. was issued in 4 volumes and this volume is complete in itself, and covers fish and insects. It contains a colour frontispiece and 22… Read more
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image of A Tour through some of the Islands of Orkney and Shetland, with a view chiefly to objects of Natural History, but including also occasional remarks on the state of the inhabitants, their husbandry, and fisheries [bound with] List of Fishes Found in the Frith of Forth, and Rivers and Lakes near Edinburgh, with Remarks

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Edinburgh, London: A Constable and Company, and John Murray, 1806 A fair copy of Patrick Neill's description of his tour in Orkney and Shetland in contemporary half leather binding. Bound with a copy of his paper on Fishes, first read to the Wernerian Natural History Society in 1808, and inscribed 'With best compliments from PN'. Patrick Neill (1776-1851) was a… Read more
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Tenby: a sea-side holiday

by Philip Henry Gosse

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1856
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LONDON : John van Voorst, 1856 A good copy of this classic work on the natural history of the sea shore, in original green decorative cloth binding with 24 plates, of which 20 are partly coloured. Contains a detailed record of a summer holiday that Gosse spent in Tenby studying the shoreline and the wide variety of species that he… Read more
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image of The Natural History of British Shells including figures and descriptions of All the Species Hitherto discovered in Great Britain Systematically Arranged in the Linnean Manner with scientific and general observations on each. Vols I-V

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London : Rivington and Co, 1799 A fair copy of Edward Donovan's work on British Shells, in contemporary half morocco bindings with 180 hand coloured plates. Donovan is justly famed for his accurately observed and delicate illustrations of wildlife - mainly birds, insects, fish and shells. He took advantage of the large numbers of specimens being brought back to museums… Read more
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Popular British Conchology

by George Brettingham Sowerby

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1854
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$114.35

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London : Lovell Reeve, 1854 A good copy with 20 hand coloured illustrations drawn by Sowerby and printed by Vincent Brooks. In the original decorative cloth binding with a gilt mollusk on the front board. This book forms part of Lovell Reeve's Popular Natural History series, designed for young people with aim of giving them an insight into the natural… Read more
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A Popular History of British Crustacea; containing A Familiar Account of their Classification and Habits

by Adam White

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1857
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1st Edition
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London : Lovell Reeve, 1857 A very good copy in the original decorative cloth binding with 20 hand coloured plates by G B Sowerby. This volume is part of Lovell Reeve's Popular Natural History series designed for young people and those starting out to study the natural world. The binding has gilt decoration and titles to the spine and a… Read more
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Actinologia Britannica. A History of the British Sea-Anemones and Corals

by Philip Henry Gosse

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Published
1860
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1st Edition
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$235.85

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LONDON : John Van Voorst, 1860 A very good copy of the 1st edition of what is considered to be one of Gosse's finest works. With colour-printed frontispiece, 10 further colour printed plates, and 1 plain plate engraved by Dickes from Gosse's drawings. In red full leather binding with marbled page edges and endpapers. The boards are very nice and… Read more
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The Sea-Side Book; being An Introduction to the Natural History of the British Coasts

by W H Harvey, William Yarrell

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1854
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3rd Edition
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London: John Van Voorst, 1854 A very good copy in the original decorative cloth binding with gilt design to front board and gilt titles to spine. All page edges gilt. With vignette title page and numerous black and white illustrations in the text. 3rd edition with additional chapter on fish and fish diet by Yarrell. The binding is in good… Read more
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image of An Introduction to the Study of Conchology: including Observations on the Linnaean Genera and on the arrangement of M Lamarckk; a Glossary, and a Table of English Names

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LONDON : John and Arthur Arch, 1815 A good copy of the 1st edition of this extremely rare work, with 11 plates, 9 of which are hand coloured. Brookes set out to write for those who wanted to understand Conchology, but who might not have a grounding in natural history. He took care to use english rather than latin names… Read more
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image of The Subterranean Crustacea of New Zealand; with some general remarks on the fauna of caves and wells. Transactions of the Linnean Society of London. 2nd ser. Vol VI Pt 2. Zoology

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London : Taylor and Francis for the Linnean Society, and Longmans, Green, and Co.,, 1894 A good copy of Part 2 of Vol 6 of the second series of Transactions of the Linnean Society, Zoology, in the original paper wrap with 8 b/w plates. This part only contains Chilton's work on New Zealand crustacea. The wrap has lost its… Read more
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image of The Natural History of British Fishes, Vols I & II, The Naturalist's Library, Ichthyology Vols IV and VI

The Natural History of British Fishes, Vols I & II, The Naturalist's Library, Ichthyology Vols IV and VI

by Robert Hamilton; Sir William Jardine [editor]

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Published
1842
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1st Edition
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$385.94

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Edinburgh: W H Lizars , 1842 A good copy of the 1st edition of VolsI & II of the Natural History of British Fishes in the original publisher's brown cloth binding with 68 hand coloured plates. Part of Jardine's Naturalist's Library but complete in themselves. Both volumes have been rebacked: relaying the original spines with gilt titles, and retaining the… Read more
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Taxonomy of Porifera from the N E Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea

by Jean Vacelet and Nicole Boury-Esnault [editors]

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Published
1987
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1st Edition
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Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, London, Paris, Tokyo: Springer-Verlag, 1987 Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Taxonomy of Porifera from the N E Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea, held at Marseille in September 1986. VG copy in original hardback binding. Binding with some bumping to top corners but otherwise very clean and bright. Contents VG to near fine.
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British Nemerteans

by Ray Gibson

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Published
1982
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1st Edition
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Cambridge, London, New York, New Rochelle, Melbourne, Sydney: Linnean Society of London and The Estuarine and Brackish-Water Sciences Association by Cambridge University Press, 1982 VG copy of No 24 in the Synopses of the British Fauna series. Dustwrapper in VG condition - with slight crinkling and a little yellowing to edges. Hardcover cloth binding VG to near fine. Contents VG… Read more
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