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MEMOIRS OF JOHN MARTYN, F.R.S., AND THOMAS MARTYN, B.D., F.R.S., F.L.S.,  Professors of Botany in the University of Cambridge
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MEMOIRS OF JOHN MARTYN, F.R.S., AND THOMAS MARTYN, B.D., F.R.S., F.L.S., Professors of Botany in the University of Cambridge

By TEMPLATE

London: Hatchard and Son, 1830. pp. viii, 283, [1]. Later (early 20th C.?) cloth binding with calf title label to the spine, with the very small stamp "New, Binder, Eton' to the inside front board. Contents clean and tight, minimal spotting otherwise unmarked, no inscriptions, pages crisp. A very good copy.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 8vo.

$93.17

MEMOIR AND CORRESPONDENCE OF THE LATE SIR JAMES EDWARD SMITH, M. D. [2 Volume set]
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MEMOIR AND CORRESPONDENCE OF THE LATE SIR JAMES EDWARD SMITH, M. D. [2 Volume set]

By Smith, Sir James Edward; Lady Smith [Editor]

London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green and Longman, 1832. pp. vol. I: viii, 14, 610; vol. II: iv, 610, [2 - publisher's adverts]. Portrait frontispiece plate to vol. I + 8 plates of facsimile signatures, frontispiece plate of Rhino horn to vol. II. Original publisher's cloth with blind-stamped decoration to the boards, gilt lettering to the spines. Bindings very good with a little light wear only, small bumb to the upper corner of front board to vol. I., spines slight faded. Contents clean and tight, original pale-yellow endpapers, offsetting from frontispiece plate to vol. II, otherwise minimal spotting. Provenance: engraved, armorial bookplate of Dr. Charles Rooke to the front paste-down of vol. I. A very good set in original binding. [Sir James Edward Smith (2 December 1759 - 17 March 1828) English botanist and founder of the Linnean Society.]. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Royal 8vo.

$259.55

Flower Hunter: The Remarkable Life of Ellis Rowan
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Flower Hunter: The Remarkable Life of Ellis Rowan

By Michael Morton-Evans Christine Morton-Evans

Australia: National Library of Australia, 2009. Signed and inscribed by the author to the title page 'For Charles and Sarah with all good wishes Michael Morton-Evans'; also loosely inserted is a Flower Hunter postcard inscribed from Michael. 329 pages; colour and black and white illustrations. Card covers with a little gentle wear; contents clean and tight. A very good signed copy.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. 8vo. Book.

$21.30

F. W. FROHAWK: His Life and Work
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F. W. FROHAWK: His Life and Work

By Chatfield,June

London: The Crowood Press Ltd, 1987. 184 pages; colour and b/w illustrations throughout. Original dust jacket fine with minimal wear, price-clipped, now attractively presented in a loose-fitting clear archival sleeve. Hard back binding fine. Contents clean and tight, a few spot marks on fore-edge of pages otherwise unmarked, no inscriptions. A fine copy.. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Small 4to. Book.

$17.30

Bird Quest: A Personal Odyssey
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Bird Quest: A Personal Odyssey

By Steel, James

Northumberland: Bridge Studios, 1989. 209 pages, illustrated by James Alder with 12 full-page drawings and over 100 smaller drawings.. Original dust jacket fine with light wear to edges, not price clipped. Hard back binding fine. Contents clean and tight, unmarked, no inscriptions. A fine copy.. First and Second Editions. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Illus. by James Alder. 4to.

$9.32

FRANCIS ORPEN MORRIS
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FRANCIS ORPEN MORRIS

By Morris, The Rev. M. C. F.

London: John C. Nimmo, 1897. Pp. xi, 323; 16 [publisher's adverts]; portrait frontispiece plate of Frances Morris. Publisher's sage green cloth with gilt lettering to the spine, small rubbed area to head of front joint, cloth lightly marked. Top edge gil. Contents good and tight, original brown coated end papers, the front end paper with the Fattorini bookplate, the first and last couple of blank pages with some foxing, a few pages hurriedly opened leaving jagged edges to fore-edge.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo.

$47.92

AUDUBON
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AUDUBON

By Rourke, Constance

London: George G. Harrap, 1936. "with 12 colored plates from original Audubon prints"; b/w illustrations by James MacDonald; pp. 342. Original dust jacket with a little wear and rubbing to edges, head/tail of the spine lightly scuffed, toned/faded, not price-clipped, now protected in a clear removable archival sleeve; hardback binding of green cloth very good, contents clean and tight, no inscription, no foxing. A very good copy. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$19.97

John Hope 1725-1786: Scottish Botanist

By Morton, A. G

Edinburgh Botanic Garden (Sibbald) Trust, 1986. 47 pages; b/w illustrations. Covers very good with light general wear only. Contents good, spotting/marking to fore-edge area of first and last pages, otherwise clean. A good study copy.. First Edition. Paperback. Good. 4to.

$6.66

THE CROCUS KING E. A. BOWLES OF MYDDELTON HOUSE

By Hewitt, Bryan

Ware, Herts: Rockingham Press, 1997. 104 pages; colour and b/w illustrations. Covers very good with light general wear, small crease to lower front corner. Contents clean and tight. A very good copy. [Provenance: from the library of Prof. William Stearn, "doyen of British botanists" who wrote c. 500 papers and books, including the classic "Botanical Latin". He was an authority on Linnaeus and an expert on botanical illustration. Though the book is not signed by Stearn he has added a line to the rear inside cover "New River at Myddelton House filled in, Summer 1886]. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. 8vo.

$6.66

MARK CATESBY THE COLONIAL AUDUBON
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MARK CATESBY THE COLONIAL AUDUBON

By Frick, George Frederick; Raymond Phineas Stearns

Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1961. Signed and inscribed by Frick to the front free end paper, to his colleague and fellow history professor a the University of Delaware "For John Munroe, with best regards George F. Frick". PP x, 137; b/w illustrations. Original dust jacket very good to fine, complete, with a little general wear and little age marking, not price clipped. Hard back binding fine. Contents clean and tight, unmarked, no inscriptions. A fine copy to fine signed copy... Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Small Folio.

$69.21

CAPTAIN CYRIL DIVER (1892-1969) A Memoir
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CAPTAIN CYRIL DIVER (1892-1969) A Memoir

By Merrett, P. (Ed.)

Furzebrook Research Station, Wareham: The Nature Conservancy, 1971. Pp. v, 59; 20 b/w plates, 1 map. pages, illustrations. Covers very good with slight rubbing only. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions. A very good copy. Diver was the first Director-General of the Nature Conservancy, includes a bibliography and Diver's unpublished papers; E. B. Ford describes Diver's genetic work.. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. 8vo.

$10.65

LIFE OF FRANK BUCKLAND
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LIFE OF FRANK BUCKLAND

By Bompas, George C.

London: Smith Elder and Co, 1891. pp. ix, 433, b/w portrait frontispiece. Contemporary full polished calf binding with 5 raised bands to the spine, gilt decorated compartments between and red spine label, gilt rulled borders to the boards;all edges marbled to matc marbled end papers. Binding very good with a little general wear and some rubbing to joints and extremities, corners a little bumped and worn. Contents clean and tight, gift inscriptions to the verso of the front free end paper, rear free end paper excised. A very good copy.. A New Edition. Full Leather. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 8vo.

$37.27

MORNING GLORY
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MORNING GLORY

By Motley, Mary

London: Longmans, 1961. 315 pp, 28 illus & map inc. Dust jacket very good with a little general wear and rubbing,a couple of closed tears, now protected in a clear removable archival sleeve, not price-clipped. Hard back binding very good, contents clean and tight,previous owner's signature. A very good copy. " In this outstanding piece of autobiography, Mary Motley tells of the first two decades of her life (Algeria/Sahara etc.) prior to the episode in French Equatorial Africa which she described so brilliantly in her highly praised first book, Devils in Waiting". First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 8vo.

$9.32

RICHARD JEFFERIES MAN OF THE FIELDS A Biography and Letters

By Looker, Samuel J. & Porteous, Crichton

London: John Baker, 1965. pp xix, 272, b/w illustrations. Dust jacket slightly edge-worn, price-clipped, now protected in an archival sleeve. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions.; with sixteen photographic illustrations. Includes a bibliographical check-list. A very good copy in a very good dust jacket.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$19.97