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The Natural History of Foreign Butterflies; The Naturalist's Library, Entomology, Volume V

by James Duncan, Sir William Jardine, editor

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1837
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Very Good
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1st Edition
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Edinburgh: W H Lizars, S Highley et al, 1837 A very good copy of the 1st edition in the publisher's cloth binding with 30 hand coloured plates. Contents with volume listing for the Naturalist's Library; half title; black and white frontispiece of Lamarck; hand coloured vignette title page of butterflies and a lizard; 2 further title pages; publisher's advertisement dated… Read more
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The Natural History of Bees. The Naturalist's Library. Entomology. Vol. VI.

by Sir William Jardine [editor]

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Published
1840
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Good
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1st Edition
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$214.41

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EDINBURGH: W H LIZARS, 1840 A good copy of the first edition in half leather binding. Contents with black and white frontispiece portrait of Huber; hand coloured vignette title page showing bees; 2 further title pages; publisher's advert (which hints at authorship but does not give a name); contents listing; text with black and white illustrations; and 30 plates… Read more
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The Natural History of British Butterflies, Jardine's Naturalist's Library, Entomology, Vol III

by James Duncan, Sir William Jardine (editor)

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Published
1835
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Fair
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1st Edition
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Edinburgh: W H Lizars, S Highley et al, 1835 A fair to good copy of the 1st edition of British Butterflies, vol III of Entomology from the Naturalist's Library edited by Sir William Jardine. In the original publisher's cloth binding with gilt titles to the spine, with 34 plates of which 32 are hand coloured. With volume listing for the… Read more
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An Introduction to Entomology; The Naturalist's Library, Entomology; Vol.I.

by James Duncan, Sir William Jardine - editor

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1840
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Very Good
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1st Edition
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EDINBURGH: W H Lizars, S Highley et al, 1840 A very good copy of the first edition in the original publisher's cloth binding, which has been rebacked relaying most of the spine. With volume listing; half title; black and white frontispiece portrait of Baron de Geer; hand coloured vignette title page of insects; 2 further title pages; publisher's advert; contents… Read more
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image of The Classes Annelida, Crustacea, and Arachnida, arranged by the Baron Cuvier, with supplementary additions to each Order. The Animal Kingdom arranged in conformity with its organization, Volume the Thirteenth

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London: Whittaker, Treacher, and Co., 1833 A very good copy of the Royal 8vo edition in the original publisher's cloth binding with 60 hand coloured plates. Part of Edward Griffith's major work on Cuvier's Animal Kingdom, but complete as a single volume. The series was a very expensive production, with this volume costing £3 12s 0d in 1833. As a… Read more
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image of An Introduction to the Study of Conchology, describing the Orders, Genera and Species of Shells; their most prominent characteristics, and usual mode of classification. With Observations on the Nature and Properties of the Animals; and Directions for Collecting, Preserving, and Cleaning Shells

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London : Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, and J Mawe, 1820 A fair copy of the 1st edition in newer cloth binding, with 3 (of 4) hand coloured plates and lacking the final text pages covering Teredo and Sabella, the explanation of the plates(pp117-123), the index, and erratum. Wodarch wrote his introduction to remedy the lack of an accessible… Read more
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image of Magasin de Zoologie, Journal. Destine a establir une correspondance entre les zoologistes de tous les pays, et a leur faciliter les moyens de publier les especes nouvelles ou peu connues qui'ils possedent; publie par F E Guerin-Meneville, Troisieme Section. Animaux Articules

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Paris: Arthus Bertrand, 1839 This is a collection of papers/descriptions with 23 plates - 21 hand coloured. The binding looks to be mid 1800's with small raised bands to the spine which has gilt compartments and gilt titles. The boards and endpapers are marbled. Although the title page states 1839, and there is a long list of contents, implying input… Read more
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image of The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma. Cestoda Vols I & II

The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma. Cestoda Vols I & II

by T Southwell

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Published
1930
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Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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$57.18

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London: Taylor and Francis, 1930 A very good 2 volume set with signed inscriptions by the author to the reverse of the front endpaper of both volumes. In the original dark red decorative cloth binding with gilt lines and titles to spine and blind stamped decoration to boards. There is some pulling to the spines and corner wear to both… Read more
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Humble Creatures. The Earthworm and The Common Housefly. In Eight Letters

by James Samuelson, J Braxton Hicks

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Published
1858
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Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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$21.44

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London: John Van Voorst, 1858 A very good copy in the original decorative cloth binding with gilt titles to spine and blind stamped decorative cloth to boards. The binding has light wear including some pulling to the spine. Internally there is a signature to the bottom of the front pastedown endpaper and a price impression to the top of the… Read more
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British Tyroglyphidae

by A D Michael

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Published
1901
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Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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$100.06

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LONDON: Ray Society, 1901 A very good copy of this 2 volume work published in 1901 and 1903. In the original Ray Society binding with 28 colour and 14 black and white plates. An authoritative work still used today. The bindings are very bright and clean. Vol I has a more faded spine with slight pulling. Vol II has a… Read more
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image of A Plain and Easy Account of the Land and Fresh-Water Mollusks of Great Britain; containing descriptions, figures, and a familiar account of the habits of each species

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London : Robert Hardwicke, 1866 A very good to near fine copy of the 1st edition in the original decorative green cloth binding with 11 hand coloured plates and figures in the text. Produced at the height of the Victorian 'get to know nature' period, this book gives a simplified account of the British Mollusca and was intended for young… Read more
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$114.35
image of A New Dictionary of Natural History; or, Compleat Universal Display of Animated Nature with accurate representations of the most curious and beautiful animals, elegantly coloured

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London : Harrison and Co , 1785 A rare and beautiful introduction to natural history. In 2 folio volumes with 99 (of 100) hand coloured plates by Moses Harris and others after his style. Martyn is a pseudonym for William Fordyce Mavor, who authored a wide range of works. The books are set out alphabetically, with the plates reflecting this… Read more
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image of The Genera Insectorum of Linnaeus exemplified by Various Specimens of English Insects drawn from Nature/Les Genres des Insectes de Linne; constates pars divers echantillons d'Insectes de l'Angleterre, copies d'apres Nature

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London : J Dixwell, J Sewell, 1781 A very good copy of this scarce work with frontispiece, 20 hand coloured plates, one of which is folded, and 2 plain plates, in contemporary full leather binding. Little is known about the author, James Barbut, other than that he was an artist with a keen interest in nature. This work, with text… Read more
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A Handbook to the Order Lepidoptera. Part I. Butterflies Vol I

by W F Kirby; R Bowdler Sharpe [editor]

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Published
1894
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Good
Edition
1st Edition
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$42.88

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London : W H ALLEN AND CO., LIMITED,, 1894 A good copy in the traditional Allen's Naturalist's Library binding with 35 colour printed plates and 2 plain plates. An interesting copy because it sets out the scheme for the remainder of the Library which was originally intended to be as extensive as Jardine's Naturalist's Library some 60 years earlier. Lepidoptera… Read more
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image of Illustrations of the Land and Fresh Water Conchology of Great Britain and Ireland, with Figures, Descriptions, and Localities of all the Species

Illustrations of the Land and Fresh Water Conchology of Great Britain and Ireland, with Figures, Descriptions, and Localities of all the Species

by Captain Thomas Brown

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Published
1845
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Good
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1st Edition
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$278.73

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London : Smith, Elder, and Co.,, 1845 A good copy of the 1st edition in the original decorative cloth binding with 27 colour plates. With title page, dedication, preface and systematic index pp i-xi; text with occasional pencil scholarly annotation; alphabetical list and index and description of plates 142pp; list of works by Brown; and 27 colour plates bound… Read more
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A History of the Spiders of Great Britain and Ireland

by John Blackwall

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Published
1861
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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$1,143.52

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LONDON : Ray Society, 1861 An exceptional copy. Complete in 2 volumes - rebound - brown leather spines with raised bands and gold lettering; marbled boards in fine condition. Original Ray Society plates retained and pasted onto new end papers.Volume 1 issued in 1861 and Volume 2 in 1864. Contents in very good condition with 29 hand coloured plates drawn… Read more
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