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THE PORTRAIT OF LIFE OR THE VARIOUS EFFECTS OF VIRTUE AND VICE DELINEATED... IN A COLLECTION OF INTERESTING NOVELS [VOLUME 1 ONLY]

By Unknown

London and York: John Bell, 1770. Volume 1 of 2 on;y. 224 pages; title page, list of contents and publisher's adverts to the rear. Original leather binding, red title label to the spine, some general wear and rubbing, hinges strong and firm. Contents clean and tight, missing front free endpaper, otherwis unmarked, no foxing, no inscriptions. A very good copy. [18 plays explored as they daily appeared on the great theatre of the World as a collection of interesting novels, Palamon, Hamet, Solyman...] . First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 12mo. Book.

$67.82

KONGUR: China's Elusive Summit

By Bonington, Chris; Ward, Michael [introduction]

London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1982. Signed and inscribed by the author of the Introduction "To Sir George Taylor, with best wishes Michael Ward [Sir George Taylor -former director of Kew, keeper of botany, British Museum, plant collector and botanist]. Dust jacket very good; hardback binding very good. Contents clean and tight, attractive bookplate of Sir George Taylor to the front end-paper. A very good copy.. Signed by Editor. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 25 x 18cm.

$15.65

THOMAS NUTTALL NATURALIST EXPLORATIONS IN AMERICA 1808-1841

By Graustein, Jeannette E.

Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1967. Pp. xiii, [1], 481; b/w illustrations. Dust jacket very good with a little rubbing to head/tail of the spine and one short nick, no fading, not price-clipped, now protected in a clear removable archival sleeve. Hardback binding fine. Contents clean and tight, unmarked, no inscriptions. A very good to fine copy.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 24 x 16cm. Book.

$36.52

THE ENDEMIC FLORA OF TASMANIA PART III [Full Leather, Deluxe Edition: Association Copy belonging to Sir George Taylor, Signed by the Series' Sponsor Lord Talbot de Malahide and the Artist Margaret Stones]

By CURTIS, Winifred & STONES, Margaret (paintings).

London: Ariel Press, 1971. An outstanding association copy from the library of Sir George Taylor who was a botanical consultant on the series (and wrote the introductory piece "The Flora of Tasmania" in Part I). [Sir Sir George Taylor, former director of Kew, keeper of botany, British Museum, plant collector and botanist] This copy inscribed by Lord Talbot de Malahide (Milo) who personally commissiond the original paintings and sponsored the publication of the work "To George, with appreciation and gratitude from Milo 29. vii. 71." Full maroon morocco leather binding, gilt blocked with title and map of Tasmania to the front board; original card slipcase with maroon leather edging. Text, 27 full-page coloured plates, col. endpaper maps. Binding fine, contents clean and tight, no foxing. Slipcase very good, a little marked. A fine copy of the deluxe edition with outstanding provenance.. Deluxe Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 41 x 31cm.

$221.73

NATURE AND NATURALISTS

By Johnson, Rev. W.

London [and] Durham. : H. R. Allenson [and] Willan & Smith, 1903. 171 pages; b/w illustrations. Original blue grey cloth with gilt letttering and decoration, binding good and strong, but cloth somewhat marked and gilt dulled. Contents clean and tight, unmarked. Patterned end papers, no inscriptions. A very good copy.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 23 x 18cm.

$15.65

DE LAMARCK'S EVENING PRIMROSE (Oenothera Lamarkiana_ on the Sandhills of St. Anne's-on-the Sea, North Lancashire

By Bailey, Charles

Manchester: The Manchester Field Club/Hinchliffe and Co. , 1907. A good to very good copy of the this rare publication inscribed to the C. E. Salmon, by the author to the front wrapper [C. E. Salmon noted botanist and author of 'Flora of Surrey']. 28 pages; 6 b/w photographic plates. Card covers with a little general wear, contents clean and tight, last plate with a little wear to the top right corner, not affecting image. A scarce item.. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good.

$31.30

JAMES LEE AND THE VINEYARD NURSERY HAMMERSMITH

By Wilson, E. J.

London: Hammersmith Local History Group, 1961. Card covers with dust jacket; pp. x, 88; b/w portrait frontispiece plate, folding map. Dust jacket very good and bright, not faded, a couple of short nicks to edges, not price-clipped,now protected in a clear removable archival sleeve. Contents clean and tight, pages crisp. From the library of Sir George Taylor with his pencil signature to the front end paper [Sir George Taylor, former director of Kew, keeper of botany, British Museum, plant collector and botanist. Much of Taylor's library was denoted to the National Library of Scotland, who on receiving his books marked them with a code number and small stamp - this one Tay 56; subsequently when the library realised that they already had a copies, de-accessioned them and sold them off!] Light and inconspicuous marks of the National Library of Scotland. A very good copy. . First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. 21.5 x 14cm.

$28.69

PLANT HUNTING IN NEPAL

By Lancaster, Roy

London: Croom Helm, 1981. A copy from the library of Sir George Taylor, signed with an inscription from the author on the title page "There are few Meconopsis species included here in return for your help Roy Lancaster 28 September 1982" 194 pages, colour and black and white illustrations. Dust jacket very good, no fading, slight rubbing to edges, now protected in a clear removable archival sleeve. Contents clean and tight, a few marks of the National Library of Scotland to the front end paper including de-accession stamp. A very good copy. Provenance from the Library of Sir George Taylor [Sir George Taylor, former director of Kew, keeper of botany, British Museum, plant collector and botanist]. Much of Taylor's library was denoted to the National Library of Scotland, who on receiving his books marked them with a code number and small stamp - this one Tay 82; subsequently when the Library realised that they already had a copies, de-accessioned them and sold them off! . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 24 x 16cm.

$31.30

THE ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN EDINBURGH 1670-1970

By William H. Brown; Harold R. Fletcher

Edinburgh: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1970. An association copy inscribed to the Director of Royal Botanic Gardens Kew "Belatedly, for George, Whose omission from this account was inexcusable. Michael H. Brown" [From the library of Sir George Taylor, born and educated in Edinburgh former Director of RBG Kew, Keeper of Botany, British Museum, plant collector and botanist]. Pp. xvi, 309; b/w illustrations, folding plans and maps. Dust jacket very good, green cloth binding fine, contents clean and tight, unmarked. A very good association copy. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Royal 8vo 25.5 x 16cm..

$26.09

FLORA EDINENSIS or a Description of Plants growing near Edinburgh, arranged according to the Linnean System [with] "A list of the rarer Plants observed in the neighbourhood of Edinburgh" by Robert Maughan

By Greville, Robert Kaye [and] Maughan, Robert

Edinburgh: Printed for William Blackwood, 1824. pp. lxxxi, [1], 478. With four engraved plates at rear. Attractively bound in later green half-calf with green cloth boards, marbled end papers. Very good with light wear only, spine a little faded, but gilt remains bright. Contents clean and tight, a little wear to page edges, no inscriptions. A very good copy. Loosely inserted is a original paper extracted from a Journal "A list of the rarer Plants observed in the neighbourhood of Edinburgh" by Robert Maughan "read 9th December 1809"; unbound, pp. 215-248, very good. Re the main work: "A catalogue of the flowering and flowerless plants found within the environs of Edinburgh by botanist, Robert Kaye Greville (1794-1866). The list gives the Latin and English designations for each variety alongside place of origin and most common habitat. A fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Greville was said to have contributed more to cryptogamic botany than any other man in the field." . First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo.

$114.78

A SELECTION OF THE CORRESPONDENCE OF LINNAEUS, AND OTHER NATURALISTS. From the Original Manuscripts. [Complete in two volumes]

By Smith, Sir James Edward

London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1821. Pp. vol I: xiv, 605 vol. II: iv, 580, [26 - index]. Ten folding plates of facsimile autographs, two to vol. I and eight to vol. II. Slightly later brown buckram cloth with gilt lettering to the spine, a little rubbing otherwise very good; contents clean and tight; engraved armorial bookplates of Horace Monckton to the front end papers [English lawyer, fellow of the Geological Society and fellow of the Linnean Society], pages clean and crisp, no foxing, slight spotting to facsimile plates. A very good bright set. . First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 22 x 14cm.

$169.56

WILLIAM CURTIS 1746-1799 Fellow of the Linnean Society Botanist and Entomologist With Some Notes on His Son-in-Law Samuel Curtis

By Curtis, W. Hugh

Winchester: Warren & Son. For the Author, 1941. A copy with very good provenance [see below] and signed by the author to the front end paper. Pp. xvii, 14; b/w plates, folding family tree. Dust jacket a little chipped and rubbed to the edges, not price-clipped, now protected in a clear removable archival sleeve and sightly frayed. Contents very good and tight, a couple of small catalogue marks from the National Library of Scotland and deaccession stamp of the same to the front end paper, otherwise contents unmarked, pages clean and crisp. Provenance: From the library of Sir George Taylor: former director of Kew, keeper of botany, British Museum, plant collector and botanist. Taylor's library was denoted to the National Library of Scotland, who on receiving his books marked them with a code number and small stamp - this one Tay 173; subsequently when the library realised that they already had a copies, de-accessioned them and sold them off!. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 22 x 14cm.

$32.61

PILGRIMAGE FOR PLANTS

By Kingdon Ward, Frank.

London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd, 1960. 191 pages; photographic plates. Dust jacket with a little rubbing, a few nicks to edges, lightly marked, not price-clipped, now protected in a clear removable archival sleeve. Original Hardback binding very good, contents clean and tight, unmarked, no inscriptions, pages crisp. A near fine copy with a good to very good jacket. . First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good Plus. 8vo. Book.

$19.56

HANDBOOK TO THE NATURAL HISTORY OF CAMBRIDGESHIRE

By Marr, J. E.; Shipley, A. E. (Eds)

Cambridge: Cambridge at the University Press, 1904. pp. vi, [2], 260 + publisher's 32-page catalogue; two folding colour maps, one in rear pocket, two further b/w maps. Original blue-clot hardback binding, very good with slight wear only. Contents clean and tight, unmarked, no inscriptions, no foxing. A very good copy.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 19 x 13cm.

$18.26

A FLORA OF SHROPSHIRE

By Leighton, W. A.

Shrewsbury [and] London: John Davies [and] John Van Voorst, 1841. Pp. xii, 573; 20 copper-engraved plates. Slightly later half brown pig-skin leather with brown cloth boards, gilt lettering and raised bands to the spine; very good with light wear only. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions, some plates toned and spotted, letterpress pages clean and crisp. A very good copy in an attractive binding. . First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 23 x 15cm.

$71.74

A FLORA OF THE ENGLISH LAKE DISTRICT

By Baker, J. G.

London: George Bell & Sons, 1885. A copy with excellent provenancePp. viii, 262 + 1 page advertising author's other books. Publisher's green cloth with gilt lettering to the spine, cloth a little marked, light rubbing to the head/tail of the spine with small, inconspicuous repair to the head. Contents clean and tight; a few neat notes to the reverse of the front endpaper, original brown-coated end papers, the front with a couple of small clippings pasted on. A very good copy. Provenance with the signature of C. E. Salmon to the head of the title page [noted botanist and author of 'Flora of Surrey']; bookplate of Philip B. Mason to the front end paper [botanist whose herbarium is now with the Bolton Museum, Lancs.]. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 22.5 x 15cm.

$39.13

FARLOW'S TROUT AND SEATROUT CATALOGUE 1966

By Farlow, C.

London: C. Farlow & Co. Ltd, 1966. Stapled booklet, self-wrappers, 21 numbered pages, b/w illustrations. very good condition with light wear only, . Paperback. Very Good. 21 x 13.5cm.

$28.69

HAND LIST OF IRISH FLOWERING PLANTS AND FERNS

By Johnson, T.

Dublin: National Museum of Science and Art [printed for His Majesty's Stationary Office, By Brown & Nolan, Ltd.], 1913. Pp. 26 = vi. Stitched booklet with printed blue paper wrappers. Very good with a little tanning to the wrappers, contents clean and tight, unmarked. A very good coy of this scarce booklet. . Second Edition. Paperback. Very Good. 8vo.

$49.56

The Causes of the Decay of Christian Piety, or an Impartial Survey of the Ruines of Christian Religion, Undermin'd by Unchristian Practice.

By Unknown

London: Printed by R. Norton, for Timothy Garthwait, 1667. 452 pages; title page present. Original leather binding, missing section to the lower spine, otherwise worn and cracked, hinges held by cords. Contents clean and tight, addition of two hand coloured engraved plates to the front pastedown and front free endpaper possibly of a similar age, rather insect damaged around the edges [please see images] otherwise text is very clean and undamaged, no foxing, no inscriptions. A good copy.. Early Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. 8vo. Book.

$58.69

THE ATLANTEAN CONTINENT. ITS BEARING UPON THE GREAT ICE AGE AND THE DISTRIBUTION OF SPECIES

By Forrest, H. Edward

London: H. F. & G. Witherby, 1933. pp 328. "With plates, text figures and maps" including frontispiece and fold-out map. Ooriginal dust jacket with a little general wear and rubbing, lightly marked, now protected in a clear removable archival sleeve. Contents clean and tight, minimal marks of the National Library of Scotland to the front endpaper, otherwise unmarked, pages crisp. A very good copy. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good Plus. 22.5 x 15cm.

$23.48

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