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A Plain and Easy Account of British Fungi, with especial reference to the esculent and economic species

By M C Cooke

LONDON: Hardwicke and Bogue, 1876 A good copy of the 3rd revised edition. The original brown cloth binding has gilt decoration (mushrooms) to the front board and spine and is bright and clean. There is wear to the top and bottom of the spine, which is slightly cocked to the front, and wear to spine joints. The corners have light wear and bumping. The cloth is slightly rippled towards the bottom of the back board. There is a purchase label to the front pastedown which records the purchase of the book by the Borough of Hackney Microscopical and Natural History Society on July 6th 1877. The Society has also stamped the title and the top corner of text page 89 and plate 9. Contents with frontispiece and 19 further colour plates, which were revised for this edition. 2 page catalogue at the rear. Generally clean with occasional light foxing, mostly at the beginning. Small incision in fep. Slightly shaken.

$40.64

A Tour in Scotland. MDCCLXIX

By Thomas Pennant

Chester: John Monk, 1771 A very good copy of the 1st edition in contemporary tree calf with later leather spine and title label. Contents complete with 18 full page plates and an in-text engraving. The boards have gilt ruling to edges. The binding is in very good clean condition with some wear and loss of leather to corners, including bumping to the top front corner. Endpapers are light marbled and have professional tape to joints. Contents: initial blank; title, dedication, plate list and errata with engraving pp viii; text pp 1-220. appendix 221-298, itinerary 299-304, index pp 305-316 finis with 18 full page plates as called for. Contents are in very good clean condition with offsetting from plates to text and occasional light browning/spotting.

$203.18

Notes of a Botanist on the Amazon & Andes. Being records of travel on the Amazon and it's tributaries, the Tombretas, Rio Negro, Uaupes, Casiquari, Pacimoni, Huallaga, and Pastaa; as also to the cataracts of the Orinoco, along the eastern side of the Andes...
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Notes of a Botanist on the Amazon & Andes. Being records of travel on the Amazon and it's tributaries, the Tombretas, Rio Negro, Uaupes, Casiquari, Pacimoni, Huallaga, and Pastaa; as also to the cataracts of the Orinoco, along the eastern side of the Andes...

By Richard Spruce, Alfred Russel Wallace [editor]

London : Macmillan and Co., Limited , 1908 A fair to good copy of the 1st edition in 2 volumes in original green cloth bindings with gilt titles to spine. Richard Spruce was a noted botanist, specialising in liverworts and mosses. He traveled to South America in 1847 and spent 15 years gathering and researching plant specimens and understanding the local environments and cultures. This work is taken from his travel diaries, edited and published after his death by Alfred Russel Wallace, whom he knew well. The drawings in the work are mostly from Richard Spruce's own sketches, with photographs added by Wallace from other colleagues and travellers to the area. The bindings in this copy are sound (Vol I slightly shaken) and clean with bright gilt to spines which are a little pulled. The cloth is faded to the bottom corners of both volumes. Contents overall very clean with occasional light spotting to the top margin and light marking to endpapers Vol II is lacking the single page map of the Central Andes of Ecuador. In detail - Vol I: half title; frontispiece with tissue guard; title and preliminaries pp lii; text pp 1-518 with 14 photographic plates, 1 full page drawing, 1 single page and 2 folding maps, and numerous illustrations in the text; 2pp publisher's list at the rear. The binding has a slight mark to the top of the front board. There is a very small repaired tear in the gutter of the illustration list. Vol II: half title; title and preliminaries pp xi; text pp 1-542 including glossary and index, with 7 photographic plates, 7 full page drawings, 1 single page (of 2) and 2 folding maps, and numerous illustrations in the text; 2 pp publisher's list at the rear. The binding has a small faded area to the back board close to the spine joint.

$704.34

The Natural History of Parrots. The Naturalist's Library. Ornithology. Vol VI
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The Natural History of Parrots. The Naturalist's Library. Ornithology. Vol VI

By Prideaux J Selby, Sir William Jardine [editor]

EDINBURGH: W H LIZARS, 1836 A good copy of the first edition with 30 hand coloured plates engraved from drawings by Edward Lear. In original publisher's cobbled brown (originally purple) cloth binding with gilt titles to spine. The binding has been rebacked retaining the original spine and is sound and clean. There is some fading to spine and board edges and slight bumping to corners. The original green endpapers are present with the bookplate of Francis Hemming, the noted entomologist to the front pastedown. The fep has some fraying and damage and the endpaper joints have been repaired. Contents: half title; black and white frontispiece portrait of Thomas Bewick and tissue guard; hand coloured vignette title page with 2 parrots; 2 further title pages; an advertisement extolling the virtues of Edward Lear's pictures; contents listing; Memoir of Thomas Bewick (by the Reverend Turner); text with 30 hand coloured plates; and publisher's catalogues bound at the rear. One of these is a prospectus for the Naturalist's Library and advertises the next 2 volumes to be published: Birds of West Africa. A large number of the text pages are unopened. There is browning to top margins and general light toning to paper. The plates are generally bright and clean - plate 1 has a small mark to the side. All the plates have tissue guards - some have considerable offsetting from the plates. There is a very slight musty/smokey smell when the book is opened.

$433.44

A Conchological Dictionary of The British Islands
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A Conchological Dictionary of The British Islands

By William Turton [assisted by his daughter]

London : John Booth, 1819 A very good copy in quarter leather binding with 28 hand coloured plates. This copy looks to be in a contemporary binding with new endpapers - so the book is sound and tight. The binding has wear to the top and bottom of the spine, and a little to the joints but is clean and sound with gilt title label and gilt bands to the spine. There is a pencil signature from 1975 to the fep. The book has clearly been used but carefully looked after. There are 2 ink signatures to the title page: Eleanor Moody of Bathampton House, Wiltshire; and Marianne ? of Aldwick Court, Somerset. From the writing it looks like Marianne has done a careful cross check between plates and text, writing the name of the animal neatly in pencil on the plate and writing a cross reference to the plate neatly in the side margin of the text. Contents: 2 initial blank; title with vignette silhouette of Turton, preface, list of conchological authors, explanation of terms and plate list -ppxxiv; plates; text with postscript and index 272pp; final blank. Contents in very good clean condition.

$149.00

A Plain and Easy Account of British Fungi
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A Plain and Easy Account of British Fungi

By M C Cooke

LONDON: Robert Hardwicke, 1871 New and Revised edition of M C Cooke's classic work on British Fungi in decorative green cloth binding with gilt titles and a gilt picture of a mushroom on the front board. With hand coloured vignette title page and 22 (of 23 - lacking plate 13) other hand coloured plates of mushrooms. The binding is very bright and clean with light wear to joints, some pulling to the spine and light bumping to the top corner. . There is slight pulling to the spine and slight bumping to corners. The original brown endpapers are present with slight marking to the fep. Contents are generally clean with occasional light marking.

$40.64

The Natural History of the Felinae. The Naturalist's Library, Mammalia, Volume II
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The Natural History of the Felinae. The Naturalist's Library, Mammalia, Volume II

By Sir William Jardine

EDINBURGH: W H LIZARS, 1834 A very good copy of the 1st edition covering lions, tigers, leopards etc. In original publisher's cloth binding and with original green endpapers watermarked 'Naturalist's Library'. The binding is in very good clean condition. It has been rebacked preserving the spine. The spine and board edges are slightly faded and there is light wear to edges and corners. There is a small stamped name to the top of the fep and there is repair to endpaper joints. Contents: half title; engraved frontispiece of Baron Cuvier; vignette title page showing a tiger and a snake; 2 further title pages with a half title; contents listing; Memoir of Cuvier; and text with numerous engravings and 36 hand coloured plates as called for (the plates are numbered to 34 but there are 2 bis plates). With publisher's catalogue at the rear. Contents in very good clean condition.

$216.72

The Natural History of the Human Species, its Typical Forms, Primaeval Distribution, Filiations, and Migrations
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The Natural History of the Human Species, its Typical Forms, Primaeval Distribution, Filiations, and Migrations

By Lieut. Col. Charles Hamilton Smith

EDINBURGH: W H Lizars, 1848 First edition of the scarce supplementary volume to Sir William Jardine's Naturalist's Library covering Humankind. Issued in 1848, at about the time that Lizars were reissuing the Naturalist's Library in the 'popular edition'. It was intended as a stand-alone volume that could be easily added to the Naturalist's Library collection as it was in the same format. In the original blue decorative cloth binding, with gilt titles and decoration to the spine and a gilt outline of a horse and rider on the front and back boards. The top of the page edges are gilt. The binding is clean and sound and has been rebacked. The gilt is slightly faded and the corners are slightly bumped. New yellow endpapers have been added. Contents: half title; black and white frontispiece portrait of Lieut. Col. Charles Hamilton Smith; black and white vignette title page with picture of a Blackfoot Indian; 2nd title page; advertisement from the publisher; contents listing; text with appendix and explanation of the plates; 7 black and white plates (mainly of skulls); and 26 coloured hand-finished chromolithographic plates mainly of the heads of different races in their costumes.The explanation of the plates states that plates 6 and 8 have been combined and the plate has numbers 6 and 8 on it. Plate 7 follows 6/8 and is un-numbered but matches the description of the plate in the explanation. The remaining plates from 9 to 34 are coloured. Contents are very clean with many text pages unopened. There are the outlines of some pressed leaves/flowers on p 325 and on the tissue guards of 2 plates. Light toning at page edges.

$284.45

De Historia Stirpium commentarii insignes
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De Historia Stirpium commentarii insignes

By Leonhart Fuchs

Lugduni: Balthazarem Arnolletum, 1549 A good copy of the very scarce second edition of Leonhart Fuchs' outstanding work on plants. Fuchs (1501-1566) was born in Germany and was a physician and botanist. This work was first published in 1542 in folio and was a huge advance on previous works, particularly in its use of woodcuts after drawings by Albrecht Meyer. The second edition is 16mo and the woodcuts were redone by Clement Bussy, who also produced a portrait of Fuchs which is printed on the verso of the title. This copy is in a later card binding with the title to the spine. The binding is sound but rubbed and worn. Page edges are red. Contents: title with printer's device; portrait; lectori 2pp; dedication 5pp; 3 index sections with latin, medical and french names 20pp; blank; text pp 1-852 with numerous woodcuts; appendix; finis. There should be a 6 leaf glossary of terms after the Finis, but this is lacking. The contents are lightly toned but very clean. The stitching is visible between the portrait and lectori section. A good to very good copy.

$2031.75

The Natural History of British Moths, Sphinxes, & c.
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The Natural History of British Moths, Sphinxes, & c.

By James Duncan, Sir William Jardine (editor)

EDINBURGH: W H LIZARS, 1836 A good to very good copy of the 1st edition of British Moths in original publisher's cloth binding. With listing of the Naturalist's Library; half title; black and white engraved frontispiece of Madame Merian; black and white vignette title page - showing 2 cherubs chasing butterflies; 2 further title pages; an advert; contents listing; Memoir of Maria Sibilla Merian; text with 30 hand coloured plates bound in; and a 4 page publisher's catalogue (for Simpkin Marshall) at the rear. The binding is clean and bright. The spine has a small tear and some pulling at the top, and light pulling to the bottom, and there is some pale marking to the top section of the back board (probably damp staining). The spine and the top of the front board are slightly faded. The contents are in very good clean condition. Many text pages are unopened. The tissue guards to plates 12 and 20 are loose.

$162.54

British Wild Flowers. Reissue: to which is added a Supplement containing 180 figures of lately discovered flowering plants
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British Wild Flowers. Reissue: to which is added a Supplement containing 180 figures of lately discovered flowering plants

By C Pierpoint Johnson

London : John Van Voorst, 1876 A very good copy in green decorative cloth binding with hand coloured frontispiece, and a further 91 plates, of which 89 are hand coloured. A classic flora with illustrations by John Sowerby, produced and revised at a time when there was a fascination with identifying and categorising new species. The binding has gilt titles and decoration with blind stamped design to the boards, which have bevelled edges, and elaborate gilt titles and design to the spine. It has been rebacked with new endpapers, so is sound and tight. There is wear to corners and edges. Aeg. Contents with frontispiece; title; preliminaries xlix; text with 80 hand coloured and 2 plain plates 160 pp; appendix by J W Salter pp 161-170 with 5 plates; supplement on ferns and fern allies by J E Sowerby pp 171-178 with 4 plates; index 179-186. Contents in very good clean condition with just the occasional spot or mark. Title page and most plates have a small and unobtrusive blind -stamped monogram to the top (see images)

$135.45

Beautiful Leaved Plants; being a description of the most beautiful leaved plants in cultivation in this country; to which is added an extended Catalogue.
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Beautiful Leaved Plants; being a description of the most beautiful leaved plants in cultivation in this country; to which is added an extended Catalogue.

By E J Lowe and W Howard

London : Bell and Daldy, 1872 A near fine copy of the Bell and Daldy edition of this beautiful work, with frontispiece and 59 further colour-printed plates. The plates in this edition are highlighted with gum arabic, and in 4 plates, with gilt lines. The book is in a newer full buckram binding with gilt title label to spine. The binding is in fine condition. New thick paper endpapers have been added with new blanks. Contents: frontispiece with tissue guard; title; dedication; contents; introduction; text with description and text figure of the whole plant interleaved with colour plates of the leaves; addenda. The contents are in near fine condition, being exceptionally clean with high quality plates - the highlighting for example on plate 60 gives an extraordinary depth of colour. There is light spotting at the end of the work in the addenda section and a couple of small ink marks on the tissue guard to plate 45.

$203.18

A History of British Birds. The figures engraved on wood by Thomas Bewick. Parts I & II
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A History of British Birds. The figures engraved on wood by Thomas Bewick. Parts I & II

By Thomas Bewick

Newcastle, London: Printed by Edward Walker, for T Bewick and sold by him and Longman and Co, 1809 A very good copy of the 3rd edition of Bewick's birds, with the 2 parts, Land Birds and Water Birds, in one volume as issued. This copy is in a contemporary full leather binding, with raised bands, gilt decoration and title label to spine; and gilt decoration to board edges. There is some scuffing and wear, particularly to the side edge of the front board and to corners, but the binding is sound and clean. Endpapers marbled. Contents: title part I; preface, introduction, technical terms, contents for part I and II pp xlii; text pp 43-327; vignette; title part II, preface, introduction pp xviii; text pp 19-360 finis. The second part has the Green Sandpiper at p 100 and is also slightly misbound: 241-251....266-246...250-267. Contents in very good clean condition with the usual light toning and odd mark.

$331.85

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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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

By Uno von Troil

London: W Richardson in the Strand; also J Robson in New Bond Street, and N Conant in Fleet Street, 1780 A fair copy of the 1st English 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 the German translation of 1779. Dr Von Troil studied divinity, oriental and northern languages and antiquities. He was introduced to Dr Banks when he was staying in England. The book is in the form of correspondence and contains a wealth of observation from the visit. It is bound in tree calf, which may be contemporary, and the spine has highly decorative gilt compartments and title label. The spine is splitting at the hinges and is held by the ties and by reinforcement at the front endpaper joint. There is scuffing and wear, particularly to corners. There is a pencil signature to the fep. Contents: title; contents; introduction; catalogue of writers on Iceland (xxvi); folding map; text pp 1-400 with frontispiece bound in at p 257 (next to the relevant text section). There is some browning to the side of the title and to the final leaf, and the map has a small repair at the attachment. Contents very clean with the occasional light mark.

$514.71

An Account of a Voyage to Spitzbergen; containing a full description of that country, of the zoology of the North, and of the Shetland Isles; with an account of the Whale Fishery.With an Appendix containing some important observations...
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An Account of a Voyage to Spitzbergen; containing a full description of that country, of the zoology of the North, and of the Shetland Isles; with an account of the Whale Fishery.With an Appendix containing some important observations...

By John Laing

London and Edinburgh: J Mawman and David Brown, 1815 A fair copy of this important work in newer quarter leather binding. John Laing was ship's surgeon on The Resolution, which sailed from Whitby via Lerwick in the Shetland Isles to the North Sea whale fisheries at Spitzbergen in 1806/7. The book is based on his notes at the time and general observations of his journey, and includes fascinating descriptions of the wildlife he saw. This copy is classed as 'fair' because the print is quite heavy and, in some sections, has offset to the preceding text page. The text is still readable. The binding is in near fine condition with gilt titles and blind tooled lines to spine, and marbled boards. There is slight fading to the spine and light wear. New endpapers and blanks. Contents: title; dedication; advert; journal pp 1-159; appendix pp 161-173 finis. There is some light spotting to the title and the occasional spot elsewhere. Paper is lightly toned, and, as stated above, there are sections of text offsetting.

$1083.60

Historia Aethiopica, sive Brevis & succincta descriptio regni habessinorum Quod vulgo male Presbyteri Johannis vocatur In qua Libris Quator...[with]; Historiam Aethiopicam antehac editam Commentarius In quo Multa breviter dicta fulsius narrantur:...[with] Appendix at Historiam & Appendix Secunda ...Dissertationem de Locustis
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Historia Aethiopica, sive Brevis & succincta descriptio regni habessinorum Quod vulgo male Presbyteri Johannis vocatur In qua Libris Quator...[with]; Historiam Aethiopicam antehac editam Commentarius In quo Multa breviter dicta fulsius narrantur:...[with] Appendix at Historiam & Appendix Secunda ...Dissertationem de Locustis

By Iobi Ludolfi [Job Ludolf]

Francofurti ad Moenum: Printed by Balthasaris Christophori Wustii Sen. for Joh David Zunner, 1681 An extremely scarce complete copy of Historia Aethiopica bound as one volume in contemporary full vellum, and consisting of Volume I 1681; Volume II 1691, and 2 Appendices dated 1693 and 1694. With 4 portraits (2 are mezzotints by Heiss), 1 map, 2 fold out tables, 17 plates (many folding), 4 plates in the text (including a full page plate of locust species) and figures with one illustration in the text. Text is in Latin, Greek, Amharic, Arabic and Hebrew with quotations in English, German and Italian. Job Ludolf (1624-1704) was born in Germany and founded Ethiopian studies in Europe. The work is a comprehensive and authoritative study of Ethiopia and the map is notable for showing the actual source of the Blue Nile for the first time. Appendix 2 is the first published work on locusts, which was also issued separately. The full vellum binding is in very good condition being sound with some wear at the base of the spine. Page edges are dark green. Contents: Volume I: frontispiece portrait; rubricated title; blank; prelims 19pp; text in 4 books, unpaginated - Lib I - 73pp, fold out map, 6 plates; Lib II - 77pp, 2 folding genealogical tables; Lib III - 120pp, 2 plates; Lib IV - 21pp, Finis. Index 23pp. Volume II: rubricated title page with illustration 1691; preliminaries including instructions to binder 31pp with 3 portraits; commentary pp 1-48; Lib I pp 49-216 with in text illustration of a locust at p177 and 4 plates; Lib II pp 217-266 with 3 plates; Lib III pp 267-555 with 2 plates, some pages rubricated; Lib IV pp 555-568; 7 index sections pp 569-631; typgraphus lectoris p 632; Finis Totius Opera. Appendix ad Historiam - title 1693 with illustration; plate in text to verso; preface pp 1-8; text pp 9-32 finis. Appendix Secunda with Dissertation on Locusts - title with locust illustration 1694; contents list; preface 2pp; sources 3pp; expositio 1p; text part 1 pp 1-20 with plate of locust in text; plate of locust species; part 2 pp 21-76 with figures in text; 4 index sections pp 77-87; Anacephalaeosis pp 87-88; finis. The contents are in very good clean condition with the odd spot or mark. The binding is showing between the frontispiece and the title to Volume I. The map has a very small repaired hole at the centre fold and some plates have slight edge tears not affecting the image. The rear free endpaper has lost its top half. The work is large and the collation complex. Please enquire if you would like further details or images.

$9481.50

Historiae Naturalis de Quadrupetibus Libri Cum aeneis figuris
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Historiae Naturalis de Quadrupetibus Libri Cum aeneis figuris

By Johannes Jonstonus [Jon Jonston or John Johnston]

Francofurti ad Moenum: Math. Merian, 1650 A scarce 1st edition copy of Quadrupeds, the first of 6 works on the natural world by Jon Jonston with decorative title and 80 full page plates of quadrupeds. Jonston (1603-1675) was of scottish heritage, born in Poland. He studied in Scotland and in Leiden, becoming an MD and was well regarded as a doctor. His work on the natural world was designed to be an encyclopaedia of known species. The first 4 books were produced between 1650 and 1653, and then reprinted in 1657, with 2 further volumes in 1665. Quadrupeds is illustrated by Mattheus Merian and the plates show a mix of recognisable animals eg lions together with mythical beasts eg unicorns. This copy is in a new full calf binding with gilt lines and title label to spine and a panelled design to the boards. The binding is in fine condition. New endpapers. Contents: engraved title; dedication p3; Preface pp 4-7; text with 80 plates arranged in 4 books pp 8-213; title and text on Hyaena Odorifera pp 214-232; syllabus [index] 3pp; finis; index 1p. Text with decorative head and tailpieces and initial capitals. There is occasional light staining and marking and the top margin is closely cropped to the top edge of the titles in some places. Plates are bound out of numerical order but follow the text. The title has an old paper repair to verso; plate XLIII has lost the bottom corner tip; and there is small paper repair to the bottom margin of plate LI. There is a small round library stamp to the base of p231.

$2370.38

Faeroae, & Faeroa Reserata: That is a Description of the Islands and Inhabitants of Foeroe: being Seventeen Islands subject to the King of Denmark, lying under 62 deg.10min. of North Latitude. Wherein several Secrets of Nature are brought to Light, and some Antiquities hitherto kept in darkness discovered.
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Faeroae, & Faeroa Reserata: That is a Description of the Islands and Inhabitants of Foeroe: being Seventeen Islands subject to the King of Denmark, lying under 62 deg.10min. of North Latitude. Wherein several Secrets of Nature are brought to Light, and some Antiquities hitherto kept in darkness discovered.

By Lucas Jacobson Debes, John Storpin [translator]

London: Printed for F L for William Iles at the Flower-de-Luce in Little-Britain, over against St Bartholomews Gate, 1676 A scarce 1st edition copy of the english translation of Lucas Jacobson Debes account of the Faroe Islands. Debes (1623-1675) was a Danish priest and talented topographer. He arrived in the Faroes in 1652 and later became the Head of the Grammar School there. His account was first published in Danish in 1673 and contains the first detailed map of the islands. It is one of the earliest works on the Faroes. This copy is in a later full leather binding by Grieve of Edinburgh, with raised bands and gilt titles to spine. The binding has wear to edges, joints and corners but is clean and sound. Contents: initial blank; fold map (with small repaired fold tear); title; dedication 5pp; to the Reader 6pp; Author's Preface 9pp; contents 2pp; text with folding plate of whirlpool and diagram in the text pp 1-408; finis. The contents are generally clean and in very good condition. There are a couple of paler areas of text eg at p213; some pencil lining and scholarly notes; a couple of badly trimmed corners and turned corners; and the occasional small mark.

$1083.60

The Natural History of British Quadrupeds; consisting of coloured figures, accompanied with scientific and general descriptions, of all the species that are known to inhabit Great Britain: ...
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The Natural History of British Quadrupeds; consisting of coloured figures, accompanied with scientific and general descriptions, of all the species that are known to inhabit Great Britain: ...

By Edward Donovan

London: Henry G Bohn, 1845 A very good copy in the original decorative cloth binding with 72 hand coloured plates by Edward Donovan. British Quadrupeds was first issued in 1820 and is extremely scarce both in the 1st and 2nd editions. It was issued in parts making 3 volumes, and this edition retains the volume structure, including the 3 sets of index parts, but is a single volume, with one title page. The original advert for the work is present after the title page. The red decorative cloth binding has blind stamped decoration to the boards and gilt illustrations and titles to the spine. It has been rebacked so is sound and tight. There is a little wear to corners and the spine is slightly faded but it is in very good clean condition. Aeg. New endpapers have been added. The contents are very clean with well coloured plates and only the very occasional mark. A lovely copy of a rare work.

$1625.40

The Naturalist's Library, Ornithology. Vol. X. Flycatchers
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The Naturalist's Library, Ornithology. Vol. X. Flycatchers

By William Swainson, Sir William Jardine - editor

EDINBURGH: W H LIZARS, 1838 A very good copy of the 1st edition in the original publisher's cloth binding with 31 hand coloured plates and a hand coloured vignette title page. The binding has been rebacked, retaining the original spine, and is bright, clean and sound. The corners have light wear and there is some fading to edges as usual. The original green endpapers have been retained with repair. Contents: half title; black and white frontispiece portrait of Haller with tissue guard; hand coloured vignette title page with picture of Green Tody; 2 further title pages; advert; contents listing; Memoir of Baron Haller; text; and 31 hand coloured plates bound at the rear. Most of the text pages are unopened. There is light toning to page edges and the plate paper is lightly toned. Plates well coloured with offsetting to tissue guards. There are small repairs to 2 tissue guards and plate 31 lacks a guard.

$162.54

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