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

By Sir William Jardine

EDINBURGH: W H LIZARS, 1834 A good to very 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 black and white frontispiece portrait of Aristotle; hand coloured vignette title page with a picture of a cockerel; 2 further title pages; contents listing; Memoir of Aristotle; and text with black and white illustrations and 30 hand coloured plates. 29 plates are listed in the contents index but there are 2 versions of plate 18. 32pp of advertisements and a 4 page yellow geographical works advert at the rear. The cloth binding is in good condition, being clean with light fading to the spine. The spine has some pulling and the bottom corners are bumped. There is small indentation to the top edge of the front board. The original green watermarked endpapers are present. Contents are very clean and some text is unopened. The frontispiece lacks its tissue guard. Stitching is visible at some points and slgihtly wobbly.

$175.04

The Flowering Plants and Ferns of the Shetland Islands
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The Flowering Plants and Ferns of the Shetland Islands

By Walter Scott and Richard Palmer

Lerwick: The Shetland Times Ltd, 1987 A near fine copy of the 1st edition in near fine wrapper, signed by Walter Scott on the fep. The wrapper has a small loss at the bottom of the spine and is slightly sunned. It is in a removable protective wrap. The binding is in very good condition with some wear to the bottom edges with cloth loss. Contents in near fine to fine condition. There is an ownership signature to the fep.

$145.87

The Natural History of the Birds of Great Britain and Ireland. Part II. Incessores. The Naturalist's Library, Ornithology Vol.X
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The Natural History of the Birds of Great Britain and Ireland. Part II. Incessores. The Naturalist's Library, Ornithology Vol.X

By Sir William Jardine

EDINBURGH: W H LIZARS, 1839 A very good copy of the 1st edition of Part II of Birds of Great Britain and Ireland in the original publisher's cloth binding. This volume covers a range of familiar birds from bullfinches to wrens. Contents: volume listing; half title; black and white frontispiece portrait of William Smellie with tissue guard; hand coloured vignette title page showing a robin; 2 further title pages; publisher's advert; contents listing; Memoir of William Smellie; text with black and white illustrations and 30 hand coloured plates bound at the rear. The original binding has been rebacked, relaying the original spine, and is sound and tight. There is light scuffing to the boards, which have wear to corners with some cloth loss, and fading towards the edges. New endpapers have been added. Contents are very clean with light toning to page edges and the very occasional spot. The plates are without tissue guards.

$175.04

De Insectis, In Methodum Redactus, cum notularum additione. Item Appendicis ad Historium Animalium Angliae
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De Insectis, In Methodum Redactus, cum notularum additione. Item Appendicis ad Historium Animalium Angliae

By Johannes Goedartius, M Lister

London: S Smith, 1685 A very good copy of Goedart's work on insect metamorphosis, edited by M Lister, who added an appendix. First edition in this form. Johannes Goedart set up, observed and documented a series of experiments which demonstrated that caterpillars, pupae and butterflies were not different animals, but forms of the same animal. His works were first available in translated form in 1662/7. M Lister edited Goedart's work for the Royal Society and added an appendix on marine life. This copy has been rebound with cloth spine with title label, and marbled boards. The binding is in fine condition. New endpapers. Contents: title page 1685; lectori 5pp; 1 plate; text pp 1-356 with 13 plates; title page Appendices.. 1685; introduction 2pp; text pp 1-45 with 7 plates; finis. Overall in very good clean condition. There is a small ink mark to the top of p51; small paper flaw p80; slight crease to the top of plate @p134; plate @p206 has been bound in upside down; small tear to bottom margin p243.

$1166.96

The Natural History of the Ordinary Cetacea or Whales
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The Natural History of the Ordinary Cetacea or Whales

By Sir William Jardine

EDINBURGH: W H LIZARS, 1837 A good to very good copy in the original publisher's cloth binding with 30 plates of which 28 are hand coloured. Contents: volume listing; half title; frontispiece portrait of Lacepede; title page; vignette title page with hand coloured picture of narwhal; 2 further title pages; advertisement; contents listing; Memoir of M. Le Comte de Lacepede; text with engravings and plates; publisher's catalogues at the rear. Although the plate index has plates numbered to 29, there are two versions of plate 4 - one numbered IV. The binding has been rebacked, relaying the original spine, so it is sound and tight. There is some fading to board edges and the bottom corners are bumped. The original green endpapers have been retained with repair, and the fep is missing a corner tip. The text is largely unopened. Contents are clean, with light toning to edges, particularly the top edge. Plate 2 has a nibbled top edge and plate IV has a crease at the top gutter. The tissue-guards to plates 1,5 and 27 are spotty and the guard to plate 24 is loose.

$408.44

The Natural History of Pigeons. The Naturalist's Library, Ornithology Vol V Gallinaceous Birds, Part III
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The Natural History of Pigeons. The Naturalist's Library, Ornithology Vol V Gallinaceous Birds, Part III

By Prideaux John Selby, Andrew Crichton, Sir William Jardine - editor

EDINBURGH: W H LIZARS, 1835 A very good copy of the first edition in the original publisher's cloth binding with 30 hand coloured plates of pigeons from drawings by Edward Lear. Lear provided the illustrations for Pigeons and Parrots in the Naturalist's Library, and his work is distinctive for its accuracy combined with an ability to make the subject seem alive. Contents: volume listing; half title with signature to top; black and white frontispiece portrait of Pliny with tissue guard; hand coloured vignette title page with ring pigeons; 2 further title pages; publisher's advert; contents listing; Memoir of Pliny by Andrew Crichton; and text with black and white illustrations and 30 hand coloured plates. Publisher's catalogues at the rear. The binding is faded to spine and board edges. The spine is slightly cocked with pulling at the top and bottom. Bottom corners bumped. Internally the original green endpapers are present with repair to the front join and a small hole in the rear endpaper join. Plates and text are very clean with beautiful colouring to the plates. There is the occasional spot, mostly to tissue-guards, with one section of spotty text. A couple of gathers are slightly loose but the book is sound. The original owner has written the latin name of each bird neatly on its accompanying tissue guard. Light toning to text and plate edges.

$233.39

The Natural History of the Ruminating Animals, containing Deer, Antelopes, Camels & c. Part I
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The Natural History of the Ruminating Animals, containing Deer, Antelopes, Camels & c. Part I

By Sir William Jardine

EDINBURGH: W H LIZARS, 1835 A very good copy of the 1st edition in the publisher's original cloth binding. With volume listing; half title; black and white frontispiece portrait of Camper; hand coloured vignette title page showing a red deer stag; 2 further title pages; publisher's advert; Memoir of Camper; text with numerous illustrations and 33 plates, of which 31 are hand coloured; and publisher's catalogue 7pp. The binding is sunned to the spine, which has a little pulling top and bottom, and to the edges of the boards. The corners are bumped. Internally the original green endpapers are present: the fep with a small ink-stamped name - E E Roose. There is a small hole in the rear endpaper joint. Text and plates are bright and clean. There is light toning to text and plate edges and some offsetting from plates to tissue-guards. Some text pages are unopened. A nice copy.

$131.28

British Moths and their Transformations
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British Moths and their Transformations

By H N Humphreys and J O Westwood

London: Wm S Orr & Co.,, 1849 A good copy of the 2nd Edition in 2 volumes, in contemporary half leather bindings with 124 hand coloured plates by H Noel Humphreys. The bindings are half morocco leather with marbled boards. The spines have raised bands with gilt compartments and gilt titles. All page edges gilt. The bindings are sound, but with a lot of scuffing, particularly to the marbling, and wear - most obvious to the corners. Vol I has an armorial bookplate to the front pastedown with the initials GTL and a bookplate of Sir Arthur Clay to the fep. There is a small round stamp of Hendon Public Libraries to the title pages of both volumes and both have a library marking to the verso of the title. Both volumes are complete: Vol I: title page; plate list; preface; text with errata and corrigenda, index and alphabetical list 258pp with 56 plates. Vol II: title page; plate list; text with addenda and corrigenda and alphabetical list 268pp with 68 plates. Hendon Libraries have been relatively modest in their stamping: each plate has a small (1 cm) stamp to the back, and there is a round stamp in the bottom margin of every 50th text page and at the end. Contents are generally clean with the odd mark or spot and the plates are in very good condition overall. The odd page corner has been turned over at some point. Vol I has splitting at the front endpaper joint, but the book is currently sound, and the initial pages have slightly crinkled side edges. There are a couple of scuffed areas to the text pp (at 137 and 171) with the loss of a couple of letters. There is a small repaired margin tear at p133. Vol II has a brown ink mark extending from the top page edge into the first text para at p 143.

$758.52

The Natural History of Fishes of the Perch Family. The Naturalist\'s Library. Ichthyology. Vol I
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The Natural History of Fishes of the Perch Family. The Naturalist's Library. Ichthyology. Vol I

By Sir William Jardine

EDINBURGH: W H LIZARS, 1835 A good 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; 2 further title pages; advert; contents listing; Memoir of Sir Joseph Banks; text with black and white illustrations and 34 plates of which 32 are hand coloured. Publisher's adverts at the rear. The original cloth binding has been rebacked, providing a new spine with a title label. The binding is very clean and tight and the original endpapers have been repaired and retained. There is a signature to the half title. The 2 letterpress title pages are unopened. Contents are generally clean with good colouring to the plates. There is some brown marking to the top margins, particularly noticeable at pp 47-51, and the tissue guards to plates 1, 6 and 16 are grubby. There is some general browning to page edges and occasional light spotting.

$131.28

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

By Robert Dunn

London: Printed by Richard Tayor for the Author, 1837 A fair copy of the 1st edition in contemporary full leather binding with black and white frontispiece and folding map of Shetland. Classed as 'fair' because it lacks the map of Orkney. It is otherwise in very good clean condition. 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 he encountered and then shot (and presumably stuffed when he was back home). The binding is in very good condition with faded gilt titles down the spine and plain boards with ruled lines to edges. It has general wear to spine joints and edges and a small scuff and a mark to the front board. The original endpapers are present - there is a small split developing at the rear endpaper joint. Contents with advertising sheet; half title; frontispiece; title page - with small signature to the top; dedication; introduction; notice to subscribers; folding map of Shetland; text 128pp; 2 final blanks. Very clean internally.

$320.91

Scotia Illustrata sive Prodromus Historiae Naturalis in quo Regionis natura, Incolarum Ingenia & Mores, Morbi iisque medendi Methodus, & Medicina Indigena accurrate explicantur; et.....
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Scotia Illustrata sive Prodromus Historiae Naturalis in quo Regionis natura, Incolarum Ingenia & Mores, Morbi iisque medendi Methodus, & Medicina Indigena accurrate explicantur; et.....

By Robert Sibbald

Edinburgh: Jacobi Kniblo, Josuae Solingensis & Johannes Colmarii, 1684 A good copy of this scarce work, in later full cloth binding with 22 illustrations on 20 plates. Robert Sibbald (1641-1722) was born in Fife and qualified as a physician after study in Leiden and Paris. He was appointed as the first Professor of Medicine at Edinburgh University and became Geographer Royal in 1682. He had a particular interest in creating frameworks for proper study - the proper institutions and evidence base. This work 'The Illustrated Essay of the Natural History of Scotland' is a systematic review of the natural resources of Scotland - from the weather to geography, geology, plant and animal life - including disease and local cures. This copy has a sound but worn rebacked cloth binding with gilt titles and date to spine. There is an ink signature of I Strachan to the fep, which is not original, and some ink letters and numbers to the initial blank, which is. Contents with title page; dedication 2pp; contents framework 1p; approvals; and text laid out in 3 main sections with separate title pages and pagination; followed by an Appendix; further text and errata and the plates bound at the rear. Sections: title page 1683; poem 1p; diploma 2pp; text pp 1-15; half title; 4pp diploma 2pp; praefatio 3pp text pp 1-47; finis. blank text 49-102; finis partis primae; index 6pp. Title page 1684; dedication 2pp; index 2pp; texxt pp 1-56; catalogus plantarum pp 57-62; text pp 63-114; finis partis secundae; index 6pp; title page 1684; dedication 2pp; index 2pp; text pp 1-35; finis; appendix pp 36-7; index 4pp; half title; index 1p; text 41-56; index 2pp; plate list 1p; errata 1p; finis; plates. Contents are in very good clean condition. There is occasional light staining in the margins - mostly the top margin; very occasionally at the side. There are some very small ink lines in a blank area on one page; and one mispagination - 3rd part - 11-10-11-14 - with continuous text. There is an ink signature of Eben Vetch 1706 on the main title page.

$1312.83

A Popular History of British Zoophytes, or Corallines
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A Popular History of British Zoophytes, or Corallines

By D Landsborough (Rev)

London: Reeve and Co., 1852 A good copy in the original decorative cloth binding with 20 hand coloured plates. This book is part of Lovell Reeve's Popular History series designed for young people. All the books measure around 13 x 16.6cm and came in a gilt decorative cloth binding or could be bound to taste. They had particularly well produced colour plates, although the quality of the writing varied. This copy is in its original binding which is bright and clean. There is a small pin prick of cloth loss to the side of the spine and slight pulling. Internally the front endpaper joint is taped with archival repair tape and the rear endpaper joint has had repair. There are some pencil markings to both sets of endpapers and a little grubbiness. Contents with tissue-guarded hand coloured frontispiece and 19 further plates. Plates and text are generally very clean and in very good condition. There is some light toning towards text page edges, and occasional spotting - this affects the frontispiece and some text pages. The stitching is visible between pp 128/9 but the book is sound. Some text pages are unopened.

$72.94

Fauna Orcadensis: or, The Natural History of the Quadrupeds, Birds, Reptiles, and Fishes, of Orkney and Shetland
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Fauna Orcadensis: or, The Natural History of the Quadrupeds, Birds, Reptiles, and Fishes, of Orkney and Shetland

By George Low

Edinburgh and London: Archibald Constable and Company; Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown - and White, Cochrane and Co, 1813 A very good copy of the scarce 1st edition in contemporary half morocco binding. George Low arrived in Orkney to tutor in Stromness and later became the Minister of Birsay and Harray. He had a lifelong interest in natural history and was asked to accompany Sir Joseph Banks and Dr Solander when they landed in Orkney returning from Cooke's last voyage. Joseph Banks introduced him to Pennant and he drew on his knowledge and support in classifying the fauna that he saw. He died in 1795 - and the work was published by William Elford Leach, who acted as editor, noting that Pennant had also done some revisions. This copy is red morocco leather with marbled boards, endpapers and page edges. The spine has small raised bands with decorative gilt compartments and titles. The binding is sound and clean with some general rubbing to edges, including spine joints, and corners. Contents: 2 initial blanks; title page; dedication to Joseph Banks; advertisement by the editor; author's preface; glossary; contents listing (pp i-xx); Text pp 1-230; 2 final blanks. The contents are clean with the occasional light spot or mark. Paper is lightly toned.

$758.52

The Natural History of Humming Birds. Volumes I & II. The Naturalist's Library. Ornithology.
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The Natural History of Humming Birds. Volumes I & II. The Naturalist's Library. Ornithology.

By Sir William Jardine

EDINBURGH: W H LIZARS, 1834 1st edition, second printing, of humming birds in the original publisher's cloth bindings, with 64 hand coloured plates. The bindings are sound and clean. Both have been rebacked preserving the original spine. Vol I has slight bubbling to the cloth; a bump to the rear bottom corner; a small lighter spot on the front board and fading to edges and spine. Vol II has some wear and bumping to corners; the front board has mottling and some fading to edges. The original green endpapers are present in both volumes with repair. Vol I: frontispiece black and white portrait of 'Linnaeus in his Lapland Dress'; hand coloured vignette title page; 2 further title pages dated 1834 (a year after the first printing); publisher's advert; contents listing; Memoir of Linnaeus; and text with black and white illustrations and 34 hand coloured plates bound at the rear; 23pp publisher's catalogue. Vol.II: half title; black and white frontispiece portrait of Pennant; hand coloured vignette title page; 2 further title pages dated 1833 together with an additional title page for Vol I; contents listing; advert; Memoir of Pennant; text with 30 hand coloured plates; synopsis; index; and a range of publisher's adverts - 166 pages in all. Vol I has foxing, particularly to the early pages and to the page edges. The plates have light brown toning, but Plate I is very browned. There is the odd spot to plates but this is mostly to the verso. 5 plates lack tissue guards. Vol II is brighter, and although with occasional spotting eg initial text, gutter to pp 30-35; the plates are generally bright and clean. Plates 1 and 2 have a couple of spots with more spots to verso and tissue guards; plates 27 and 28 have a couple of small spots. Please enquire if you would like to see additional images. As usual with editions bound in the publisher's cloth, page edges are untrimmed.

$554.31

The Natural History of Humming Birds. Volumes I & II. The Naturalist's Library. Ornithology.
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The Natural History of Humming Birds. Volumes I & II. The Naturalist's Library. Ornithology.

By Sir William Jardine

EDINBURGH: W H LIZARS, 1833 1st edition in the original publisher's binding, with 64 hand coloured plates. Humming birds Vol I was the first volume issued in the Naturalist's Library, and this copy of Vol I has a 'Notice of the Naturalist's Library' by Professor Rennie extolling the virtues of the new series, making it a first issue. Both volumes are in their original state with the publisher's (now brown) cloth binding with gilt titles to spine, and green endpapers with the Naturalists' Library watermark to the front endpaper. Both volumes have some fading to the spine and edges, and light pulling to the spine. Corners lightly bumped. Vol I has a couple of small idents to the side of the boards. Vol I has an armorial bookplate of Sir Henry Jardine (1766-1851, related to Sir William Jardine) to the front pastedown. Contents: notice for the series; adverts for North American Ornithology; half title; frontispiece black and white portrait of Linnaeus; hand coloured vignette title page; one further title page; contents listing; advert; Memoir of Linnaeus; and text with black and white illustrations and 34 hand coloured plates - 147 pages in all; publisher's adverts to rear. Vol.II: half title; black and white frontispiece portrait of Pennant; hand coloured vignette title page; 3 further title pages (one for insertion into Vol I); contents listing; advert; Memoir of Pennant; text with 30 hand coloured plates; synopsis; index; and publisher's advert - 166 pages in all. Both volumes are generally clean. Vol I has some lettering and a little grubbiness to the front pastedown and some light unobtrusive foxing in places. The rear free endpaper has the imprint of some figures. Vol II has some offsetting and spotting to tissue guards and the occasional spotting to plates. Both are very good copies. Please ask for additional images if you would like to further assess condition.

$758.52

The Natural History of Birds, from the works of the best authors, antient and modern: embellished with numerous plates Accurately Coloured from Nature
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The Natural History of Birds, from the works of the best authors, antient and modern: embellished with numerous plates Accurately Coloured from Nature

Bungay: Printed and published by Brightly & Childs. Published also by T Kinnersley, 1815 A fair 2 volume set in contemporary full leather bindings with 118 of 152 hand-coloured plates. As is usual with the Bungay publications, the paper quality is poor, being soft and fragile and prone to staining/toning. The plate collation is always haphazard and although the birds are said to be 'accurately coloured from nature', the colouring is rudimentary. An interesting work however. This set has the original full leather boards with gilt lining, and newer leather spines with raised bands, gilt decoration and title labels. There is wear to corners but the bindings are in very good clean condition. Contents: vol I: 586pp, 67 plates - a couple of pages have repaired tears and the plate at p147 has some smudging. Vol II: 700pp, 51 plates - a couple of repaired edge tears; some corner tips missing; small ink marks pp 100, 101; some marking pp 237-9; badly foxed section pp 313-357. Please ask for additional images if you would like to further assess condition.

$452.20

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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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

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 between 1831 and 1838, the first paper is dated 1841. The initial heading indicates that the contents cover Arachnides, but it looks as if a collection of descriptions have been collated into this volume rather than it being issued as a set. Overall contents are clean, with well-coloured plates. Some of the text pages have marking and there is occasional foxing. There is a blind stamp to the initial blank. The binding is clean and sound. There is wear to edges, corners and joints. Please enquire if you would like to see more images or would like a list of the plates.

$72.94

An Universal System of Natural History, including the Natural History of Man; The Orang-Outang; and whole tribe of Simia; all the known Quadrupeds, Birds, Fishes, and Amphibious Animals; insects, polypees, zoophytes, and animalculae....Vols I-III
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An Universal System of Natural History, including the Natural History of Man; The Orang-Outang; and whole tribe of Simia; all the known Quadrupeds, Birds, Fishes, and Amphibious Animals; insects, polypees, zoophytes, and animalculae....Vols I-III

By Ebenezer Sibley

London: Printed for the Proprietor, and sold by Champante and Whitrow, 1794 An extremely scarce hand coloured set of the first 3 volumes in Ebenezer Sibley's major work on the natural world. 14 volumes were eventually published, running in date from 1794 to 1808, and Sibley's name is only mentioned on the decorative title page to Vol I, where the work is titled 'Magazine of Natural History'. Each volume is complete in itself, and the first 3 volumes cover Man, Apes and Quadrupeds, with a lengthy dissertation on the relationship between Man and 'brute animals'. All 3 volumes have contemporary boards with newer spines, which have title labels, gilt lining and blind stamped decoration. The boards have some scuffing and wear to edges and corners, but all the bindings are nicely clean and sound. All have new endpapers. Vol I: Man - frontispiece; decorative title page; letterpress title page; introduction - viii; text pp 1-450 plus index which looks to be missing the final page;19 hand coloured plates. There is a signature to the top of the title pages; a couple of paper tears; occasional marking eg at top margin of frontispiece and title pages, mark to foredge; some paper sections more toned than others; anatomical plates have some splotching; final index page with worm hole. Vol II: Simia; frontispiece; title page; text incl index 420pp with plate list; 19 hand coloured plates. Generally very clean with occasional toning/marking, frontispiece has had repair at some point. Vol III: quadrupeds; title page; frontispiece; text with index 608pp; 16 hand-coloured plates. Very clean, usual toning in places. Vol II is the only one with a plate list and it is complete. The other 2 volumes do not have plate lists. The hand colouring is vibrant with deep colours and the images of the simia in particular are fascinating for the facial features that they have been given. A very rare work. Please ask for additional images if you would like to further assess condition.

$1166.96

A Voyage round the World, In His Majesty's ship The Dolphin, Commanded by the Honourable Commodore Byron. In which is Contained, A faithful Account of several Places, People, Plants, Animals, &c. seen on the Voyage:
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A Voyage round the World, In His Majesty's ship The Dolphin, Commanded by the Honourable Commodore Byron. In which is Contained, A faithful Account of several Places, People, Plants, Animals, &c. seen on the Voyage:

London: J Newbery, F Newbery, 1767 A fair copy of the 1st edition of Commodore Byron's circumnavigation of the globe. With black and white frontispiece and 2 further plates. The title page states that it was written 'by an Officer on Board the said Ship' This was originally thought to have been Byron himself, but it is more recently being assigned to Charles Clerke, who was a Mid-Shipman on the voyage - and later sailed with James Cook. Byron was asked to explore the S Atlantic, in the hope of finding a base for British interests, but this was kept secret to avoid conflict with Spanish authorities who controlled the S American mainland. He crossed the Atlantic in winter 1764. The account provoked considerable interest, particularly because of its desciption of a giant people in Patagonia. The book describes a meeting in which Commodore Byron wanted to hand out 'trinkets - 'The method he made use of to facilitate the distribution of them, was by making the Indians sit down on the ground, that he might put the strings of beads, &c. round their necks, and such was their extraordinary size, that in this situation they were almost as high as the Commodore when standing.' This copy is bound with the original marbled boards and a new spine with gilt-lined raised bands and title label. There is scuffing and wear to the boards but the binding is clean and sound. Internally the original endpapers are present with repair. Contents: frontispiece (repaired with some loss); title page with ink signature to top (some browning and loss to side edge); preface 2pp (similar browning and side edge loss); text pp 1-181 with decorative headpiece and initial capital and 2 plates; Appendix with errata pp 181-186; Finis; advertisement 2pp (damage to bottom corner. Overall the contents are in very good clean condition, with light toning to paper and the occasional mark.

$1385.77

The Common Moths of England
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The Common Moths of England

By J G Wood

London: George Routledge and Sons A very good early copy in the original decorative cloth binding with colour printed frontispiece and 11 further colour plates. Undated, but probably 1870's. The binding has beveled edges and a gilt design with 3 moths to the front board, and gilt design and titles to the spine. It has been rebacked with new endpapers so is sound and tight. The spine is a little faded and there is some general edge and corner wear. Contents: frontispiece with tissue-guard; title page; preliminaries and text 180pp with 11 plates and black and white illustrations. Index 6pp plus page detailing the plates. Internally very clean with bright plates. Some plates without tissue-guards; remaining guards usually loose.

$51.05

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