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The Natural History of Exotic Moths. The Naturalist's Library, Entomology Vol. VII

by James Duncan, Sir William Jardine (editor)

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1841
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EDINBURGH: W H Lizars, S Highley et al, 1841 A very good to near fine copy of the 1st edition of Exotic Moths in the original publisher's cloth binding. With listing of the Naturalist's Library; black and white engraved frontispiece of Latreille; hand coloured vignette title page; 2 further title pages; an advert; contents listing; Memoir of Latreille; text; 2… Read more
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London and New York: G Routledge & Co, 1858 A very good copy of this study of British Columbia, written at the time of the Gold Rush, and with fold-out map that contains some of the sites where gold was found. In the original card binding with picture and titles to spine and front board, and advert for 'Reading for… Read more
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The Natural History of Beetles; Naturalist's Library, Entomology Vol. II.

by James Duncan, Sir William Jardine, editor

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Published
1835
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Very Good
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1st Edition
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$253.26

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EDINBURGH: W H Lizars, S Highley et al, 1835 A very good copy of the 1st edition in the original publisher's cloth binding. With black and white frontispiece portrait of John Ray; hand coloured vignette title page; 2 further title pages; tipped in insert about late publication of Introduction to Entomology; contents listing; publisher's advert; Memoir of Ray; text with… Read more
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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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Published
1837
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Very Good
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1st Edition
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$309.54

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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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$211.05

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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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image of Three Years Travels from Moscow Over-Land to China: thro' Great Ustiga, Siriana, Permia, Sibiria, Daour, Great Tartary, &c. to Peking. Containing An exact and particular Description of the Extent and Limits of those Countries, and the Customs of the Barbarous Inhabitants; with reference to their Religion, Government, Marriages, daily Imployments, Habits, Habitations, Diet, Death, Funerals, &c. To which is annex'd and accurate Description of China

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London : W Freeman, F Walthoe, T Newborough, F Nicholson, and R Parker, 1706 A very good copy of the 1st English edition of this work, translated from the Dutch edition of 1704. In contemporary panelled calf binding which has been expertly rebacked with new spine with gilt lined raised bands and title label. Corners have been repaired. The binding… Read more
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A History of British Quadrupeds; Naturalist's Library, Mammalia, Volume VII

by William Macgillivray, William Jardine (editor)

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Published
1838
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Very Good
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1st Edition
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$182.91

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EDINBURGH: W H Lizars, S Highley et al, 1838 A very good copy of the 1st edition in original publisher's cloth binding with 34 hand coloured plates. Contents with listing of volumes in the Naturalist's Library; half title; engraved portrait of Aldrovandus; vignette title page with a picture of polecats menacing a duck; 2 further title pages with additional half… Read more
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image of Nouvelles Experiences sur La Vipere, ou l'on verra une description exacte de toutes ses parties, la source de son venin, ses divers effets, et les remedes exquis .....

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Paris: L'Auteur, au Faux-bourg Saint Germain et Olivier de Varennes, 1669 A very good copy of the scarce 1st edition. Moyse Charas (1619-1698) was an apothecary, famous for his pharmaceutical work. He was expert in poisons and their antidotes and this study on vipers and venom was ground-breaking and popular at the time. This copy is in contemporary calf boards… 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
Edition
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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East of the Sun and West of the Moon. Old Tales from the North

by Peter Christian Asbjornsen

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London : Hodder and Stoughton A fair copy of this classic work in poor wrapper, with 24 tipped in colour plates and numerous black and white illustrations and designs by Kay Nielson. Undated but circa 1924 (there is an ink inscription on the fep dated August 1926) and the third issue of this work by Hodder. The wrapper has… Read more
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Stories from Hans Andersen with illustrations by Edmund Dulac

by Hans Andersen

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Published
1911
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Good
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1st Edition
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$429.14

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London : Hodder and Stoughton , 1911 A good copy of the first trade edition, in the original decorative cloth binding with 28 fine tipped in colour plates by Edmund Dulac. Dulac designed the edition and the work has decorative endpapers, decorative borders to pages and decorated leaves before each tipped in plate. The plate images have been much reproduced… Read more
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The Natural History of British Moths, Sphinxes, & c.

by James Duncan, Sir William Jardine (editor)

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Published
1836
Condition
Fair
Edition
1st Edition
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$140.70

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EDINBURGH: W H Lizars, S Highley et al, 1836 A fair copy of the 1st edition of British Moths in original publisher's cloth binding, rebacked with new matching cloth spine and leather title label. Contents 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… Read more
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The Orcadian Sketch-Book being Traits of Old Orkney Life. Written partly in the Orkney dialect

by Walter Traill Dennison

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Published
1880
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Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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$351.75

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Kirkwall: William Peace & Son, 1880 A very good copy of the scarce 1st edition of The Orcadian Sketch-Book. Walter Traill Dennison lived on Sanday in the Orkney Islands and used the folk tales told by local residents as the basis for his work. This copy is in the original cloth binding which is bright and clean. There is some… Read more
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image of An Introduction to Entomology; The Naturalist's Library, Entomology; Vol.I.

An Introduction to Entomology; The Naturalist's Library, Entomology; Vol.I.

by James Duncan, Sir William Jardine - editor

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Published
1840
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Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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$253.26

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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 The British Miscellany: or coloured figures of new, rare, or little known Animal Subjects; many not before ascertained to be inhabitants of the British Isles; and chiefly in the possession of the Author

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London: Printed by R Taylor & Co; and sold by the Author, 1806 A very good to near fine copy of this very scarce work by James Sowerby with 76 fine hand coloured plates. Issued in parts, this is in a near contemporary half morocco binding with the original wraps bound in at the rear. It was produced at a… Read more
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image of The Year's at the Spring. An Anthology of recent poetry

The Year's at the Spring. An Anthology of recent poetry

by Rupert Brooke, Hilaire Beloc, et al [compiled by L D'O Walters, intro by Harold Monro

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Published
1920
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Very Good
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1st Edition
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$1,195.95

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London : George G Harrap & Co Ltd, 1920 A very good copy of the limited edition signed by Harry Clarke. Number 182 of 250. In the original full vellum binding with gilt illustration and titles to the front board and spine. With 24 full page illustrations by Harry Clarke - 12 in colour including the frontispiece and 12 in… Read more
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image of The Natural History of Dogs, volume II [domestic dogs]. The Naturalist's Library. Mammalia Vol X

The Natural History of Dogs, volume II [domestic dogs]. The Naturalist's Library. Mammalia Vol X

by Lieut. Col. Charles Hamilton Smith Editor: William Jardine

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Published
1840
Condition
Good
Edition
1st Edition
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$393.96

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EDINBURGH: W H Lizars, S Highley et al, 1840 A good copy of the scarcer second volume of Dogs in the original publisher's cloth binding. This volume covers the domestic breeds of dog (as well as some feral) and has additional plates because some were omitted from Dogs Vol I. With 36 hand coloured plates and 4 plain plates. With… Read more
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The Ingoldsby Legends of Mirth and Marvels

by Thomas Ingoldsby Esq

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Published
1907
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Good
Edition
1st Edition
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$239.19

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London: J M Dent & Co, 1907 A good to very good copy of this classic work with 24 colour plates, 12 tinted plates and numerous illustrations by Arthur Rackham. 1st edition thus. Rackham first illustrated Ingoldsby Legends in 1898 using a smaller format and without tipped in colour plates. He revisited the work in 1907 adding plates and redrawing… Read more
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image of Astronomicon Libri Quinque lul. Caes. F Recensuit, ac pristino suo restituit. Eiusdem Ios. Scaligeri Commentarius in eosdem libros,_Castigationum explicationes. Lectiones variae e Ms Bibliothecae Palatinae, et aliis, cum Notis F. Ivni Biturigis

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Heidelberg: In Officina Sanctandreana, 1590 A fair copy of the unauthorised 2nd edition of Manili's Astronomicon with Scaligeri's commentary. This edition was completed with an additional section of notes by Francisco Ivni Biturigis and was issued without Scaligeri's approval (he issued his own 2nd edition shortly afterwards). The work is in 3 parts: the original Astronomicon in 5 books; Scaligeri's… Read more
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