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cover of Letters on Iceland: containing observations on the Civil, Literary, Ecclesiastical, and Natural History, Antiquities, Volcanos, Basaltes, Hot Springs; Customs, Dress, Manners of the Inhabitants, &c. &c

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Dublin: G Perrin for S Price, W and H Whitestone, J Potts, T Walker, C Jenkin et al, 1780 A fair copy of the 1st Dublin edition of Uno von Troil's account of his visit to Iceland with Joseph Banks and Dr Solander in 1772. It was first published in Uppsala in 1777 and the English version is taken from… Read more
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cover of The Natural History of the Birds of Western Africa. Vols I & II. The Naturalist's Library. Ornithology, Vol VII & VIII

The Natural History of the Birds of Western Africa. Vols I & II. The Naturalist's Library. Ornithology, Vol VII & VIII

by William Swainson, Sir William Jardine - editor

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Published
1837
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Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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$411.87

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EDINBURGH: W H LIZARS, 1837 A very good copy of the 1st edition of The Birds of Western Africa, in 2 volumes in the original publisher's cloth binding with 64 hand coloured plates. The bindings have been rebacked, preserving the original spines and endpapers, and are clean, sound and tight. Vol I had lost the top section of the spine… Read more
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cover of Beetles of the British Isles Vols I & II

Beetles of the British Isles Vols I & II

by E F Linssen

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Published
1959
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Very Good
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1st Edition
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$96.10

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London: Frederick Warne & Co., Ltd, 1959 A very good 2 volume set of British Beetles in good dust wrappers. Bindings are bright and clean with gilt titles and beetle to front boards. Vol I has a small cloth crease to the middle of both boards; Vol II has a small cloth crease in the middle of the back board.… Read more
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cover of Ocean Gardens: the history of the marine aquarium and the best methods now adopted for its establishment and preservation. [with] River Gardens; being An Account of the Best Methods of Cultivting Fresh-Water Plants in Aquaria, in such a manner as to afford suitable abodes to ornamental fish, and many interesting kinds of aquatic animals.

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London: Sampson Low, Son, and Co.,, 1857 A very good copy in the original green decorative cloth binding with 20 fine hand coloured plates. Aeg. The binding has a gilt design, gilt titles and blind stamping to the front board, gilt design and titles to the spine and blind stamping to the back board. It has been rebacked and is… Read more
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cover of The Grasses, Sedges, and Ferns of Great Britain

The Grasses, Sedges, and Ferns of Great Britain

by Anne Pratt

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Published
1870
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Good
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$109.83

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London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1870 A good copy in the original decorative cloth binding with 76 coloured plates. This work was sold as an individual volume and also as Vol 6 of Pratt's work on Flowering Plants. It is undated but was published in 1870. The binding is bright with gilt and blind stamped decoration to front board;… Read more
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cover of The Genera of British Moths Vols I & II

The Genera of British Moths Vols I & II

by H Noel Humphreys

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Published
1860
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Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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$549.16

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London : Paul Jerrard and Son, 1860 A very good copy of the 2 volume work in one, in the original decorative cloth binding with 62 hand coloured plates. All page edges gilt. Undated but 1860 1st edition. The binding has bevelled edges, a gilt decorated front board, and back board with blind stamped design. It has been rebacked at… Read more
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cover of A Naturalist's Ramble to the Orcades

A Naturalist's Ramble to the Orcades

by A W Crichton

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Published
1866
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Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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$123.56

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London: John Van Voorst, 1866 A very good copy in the original decorative cloth binding. The binding is bright and sound with light pulling to spine ends and light wear to corners. Boards with bevelled edges. Original brown endpapers present with slight marking to the front endpapers. Contents with frontispiece; title page with vignette; preface 2pp; text 132 pp and… Read more
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cover 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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Published
1840
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Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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$192.21

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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 Hippolito… Read more
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cover of The Natural History of Gallinaceous Birds. The Naturalist's Library. Ornithology. Vol.III

The Natural History of Gallinaceous Birds. The Naturalist's Library. Ornithology. Vol.III

by Sir William Jardine

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Published
1834
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Good
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1st Edition
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$151.02

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EDINBURGH: W H LIZARS, 1834 A good copy of the 1st edition of Volume I of Gallinaceous Birds (covering varieties of domestic and wild fowl eg turkeys, pheasants), in the publisher's brown cloth binding. With half title; errata slip; black and white frontispiece portrait of Aristotle; hand coloured vignette title page with a picture of a cockerel (lacking tissue guard);… Read more
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cover of A History of British Butterflies

A History of British Butterflies

by F O Morris

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Published
1870
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Very Good
Edition
5th edition
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$192.21

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LONDON: George Bell & Sons, 1870 A very good copy in probably contemporary half calf binding. With 72 hand coloured plates of butterflies as called for, and 2 plain plates of equipment for catching and preserving butterflies. The binding has gilt-lined raised bands to spine and red leather title label. Boards are marbled, as are the page edges. There is… Read more
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cover of Actinologia Britannica. A History of the British Sea-Anemones and Corals

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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Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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$205.94

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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 the original green cobbled cloth binding with gilt decoration and titles to front board and spine.… Read more
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cover of Our Native Songsters

Our Native Songsters

by Anne Pratt

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$164.75

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London, Brighton and New York: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge A very good copy in the original brown decorative buckram cloth binding with 72 colour printed plates. This is a later edition, published in the 1870's, with bookplate of Salisbury Diocesan Board of Education dated May 1879 to the front pastedown endpaper. The binding is very bright, clean and sound… Read more
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cover of The British Rubi: An attempt to discriminate the species of Rubus known to inhabit the British Isles

The British Rubi: An attempt to discriminate the species of Rubus known to inhabit the British Isles

by Charles Cardale Babington

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Published
1869
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Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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$48.05

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London: John Van Voorst, 1869 A very good copy of the 1st edition in the original decorative cloth binding. The binding has gilt titles to spine and blind stamped decoration to boards. There is light wear to edges including spine ends, joints and corners. Corners are turned with some cloth loss. There is a scuff to the front board which… Read more
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cover of Trqvels through the Low-Countries, Germany, Italy and France, With curious Observations, Natural, Topographical, Moral, Physiological, &c. Also a Catalogue of Plants, Found spontaneously growing in those Parts, and their Virtue. Vols I & II.

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London: Printed for J Walthoe, D Midwinter, A Bettesworth and C Hitch et al , 1738 A fair 2 volume set in new quarter cloth with marbled boards, with 3 plates, 2 folding. Vol II is part of the set but has a different title: A Collection of Curious Travels and Voyages. Containing Dr Leonhart Rauwolf's Journey into the Eastern… Read more
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cover of The Ornithologist's Guide to the Islands of Orkney and Shetland.

The Ornithologist's Guide to the Islands of Orkney and Shetland.

by Robert Dunn

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Published
1837
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Good
Edition
1st Edition
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$398.14

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London: Printed by Richard Tayor for the Author, 1837 A good copy of the 1st edition in the original cloth binding with 2 folding maps at the rear. Robert Dunn titles himself as an 'animal-preserver' - which, sadly, does not mean that he was a conservationist. The book is a full account of his travels and the various species that… Read more
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cover of A General History of Quadrupeds

A General History of Quadrupeds

by Thomas Bewick

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Published
1807
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Edition
5th edition
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$274.58

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Newcastle upon Tyne: Printed by Edward Walker, for T Bewick and S Hodgson, 1807 A very good copy of the 5th edition in largely contemporary full calf binding which has been expertly rebacked with a newer spine with gilt compartments, title label and blind stamped designs. The boards have gilt lining, gilt decoration at board edges (some rubbed off) and… Read more
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cover of The Natural History of Oxford-Shire, Being an Essay towards the Natural History of England

The Natural History of Oxford-Shire, Being an Essay towards the Natural History of England

by Robert Plot

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Published
1677
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1st Edition
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$2,059.35

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Oxford: Printed at the Theater in Oxford, and are to be had there; And in London at Mr S Millers, at the Star near the West-end of St Pauls Church-yard, 1677 Rare copy of the 1st edition of Robert Plot's work on Oxfordshire in contemporary full calf with large folding map, 16 plates and title page with engraving. Only 750… Read more
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cover of The Common Objects of the Country

The Common Objects of the Country

by J G Wood

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Published
1859
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Very Good
Edition
New Edition
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$54.92

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London and New York : Routledge, Warnes and Routledge, 1859 A very good copy in the original cloth binding with 12 colour plates, printed by Edmund Evans. This title is part of a series of relatively cheap and affordable books covering natural history that people might see on a day out/on holiday. Other titles in the series include Common Objects… Read more
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cover of A Popular History of Birds

A Popular History of Birds

by Adam White

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Published
1855
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Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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$233.39

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London: Lovell Reeve, 1855 A very good copy of the extremely scarce 1st edition in the original decorative cloth binding with 20 hand coloured plates. This volume is part of Lovell Reeve's Popular Natural History series and is in their standard binding, which for this volume has a gilt cockatoo to the front board. The series was designed to give… Read more
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cover of The Natural History of the Amphibious Carnivora, including the Walrus and Seals, also of the Herbivorous Cetacea &c

The Natural History of the Amphibious Carnivora, including the Walrus and Seals, also of the Herbivorous Cetacea &c

by Robert Hamilton; William Jardine [editor]

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Published
1839
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Good
Edition
1st Edition
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$205.94

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Edinburgh : W H Lizars, S Highley et al, 1839 A good copy of the 1st edition in original publisher's cloth binding with 31 plates, of which 28 are hand coloured. This is Volume VIII of Jardine's Naturalist's Library, Mammalia. Contents: Vol listing for Naturalist's Library; half title; engraved frontispiece of Peron with tissue guard; vignette title page showing a… Read more
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