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Beetles of our Countryside.
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Beetles of our Countryside.

By W. E. Sharp

Sharp RES, W. E. Common Beetles of Our Countryside. London, S W Partridge, no date Circa 1923. 1st Edition. 8vo. Illustrated cloth covered boards, titles to front and spine, black and white circular photograph laid on front. Pp80, pp4 Note on the setting and mounting of Beetles. 4 full page colour photograph plates, 12 full page black and white photograph plates. Corrigenda in Plates slip bound in. Presentation Bookplate dated June 1923 from the RSPCA Ladies Education Committee laid on front pastedown. An attractive book in excellent clean and bright order throughout.

$34.23

Wild Flowers Month by Month in their Natural Haunts.
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Wild Flowers Month by Month in their Natural Haunts.

By Edward Step

Step, Edward. Wild Flowers Month by Month in their Natural Haunts. London, Frederick Warne and Co, 1905. 2 volumes; 8vo. Original half morocco on green cloth, 5 raised bands, gilt title and flower motifs to spine. All edges marbled matching the marbled endpapers. Vol.1. Half title, Colour frontis laid on, Title, pp199, 96 black and white full page illustrations and many smaller illustrations within text. Vol. 2. Colour frontis laid on, title, pp200, 96 black and white full page illustrations and many smaller illustrations within text. Bindings rubbed at edges. Vol. 1, has a red ink cross mark across text on page 96 and on facing blank verso of plate 49. Plate 21 of volume two is loose. Binding is tight and all pages are strong and bright. An attractive pair of books presented in a style which captures the turn of the 19th/20th century traditional binding style and the use of photography as a modern book illustration tool.

$65.82

An Analysis of the Natural Classifications of Mammalia. Elements of Conchology Part 1 and 11.
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An Analysis of the Natural Classifications of Mammalia. Elements of Conchology Part 1 and 11.

By T. Edward Bowdich

Bowdich, T. Edward. An Analysis of the Natural Classifications of Mammalia for the use of Students and Travellers. T Edward Bowditch. Paris, J Smith 1821. Together with, Elements of Conchology including The Fossil Genera and The Animals. Part I Univalves. T Edward Bowdich. Paris, J Smith, Sold by Treuttel and Wurte, Soho Square, London. 1822, and, Elements of Conchology including The Fossil Genera and The Animals. Part II Bivalves, Multivalves, Tubicole. T Edward Bowdich. Paris, J Smith, Sold by G B Sowerby, 33 King Street, Covent Garden and H Stutchbury, 3 Dove Court, Old Jewry, London. 1822. Also Supplementary Plate to the Mammalia. Bound in one volume. 8vo. Full leather. All edges marbled. Gilt titles to spine. Marbled end papers. Classifications of Mammalia. Title, Preface, [i-iv], General Table, pp7-115, 15 plates, 15 pp plate index. 11 plates are full page, 4 plates folding. Elements of Conchology. Part 1 Univalves. Title, Preface, Introduction [I]-xi, Shell Divisions, pp14- 75, Synoptic Table, Lamarks Divisions, Index [pp8], Authors advertisement [pp2], 19 folding plates, 19 pp plate index. Elements of Conchology. Part 11 Bivalves, Multivalves, Tubicole. Title, table, pp [3] -38, index [2], plate list [5], Supplementary Plate to the Mammalia [1], 9 folding plates. Binding is worn and damaged with losses to blank areas of spine and split at back. Front hinge broken. Book block sewn tight and secure. Early ownership mark on front free end paper, which has been deleted with early ink marks. All pages are tight and bright with light age tone to edges. Plate 6 of Mammalia split at fold line without loss. 4 early manuscript corrections to text, by a knowledgeable editorial hand to one word on pages 8, 78, 88 of Mammalia, and the Supplementary Plate to the Mammalia. In need of attention to binding, this is a scarce volume of three first editions of notable natural history records.

$197.46

An Illustrated Catalogue of British Plants.
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An Illustrated Catalogue of British Plants.

By C. E. Sowerby

Sowerby. Charles Edward. An Illustrated Catalogue of British Plants, arranged according to the natural orders; in which the two systems are combined by reference to "English Botany," the works of Sir J. E. Smith, Hooker, Lindley, Macreight, and De Candolle. London. 1841. Printed for the Author, 3 Mead Place , Westminster Road, Lambeth, London. 1st. Edition. 12mo. Contemporary half morocco over marbled boards, 5 raised bands, gilt decoration and red, gilt label piece. Title, Introduction [7] - 8, pp [9] - 60 listing plants with 52 pages of hand coloured plates, six to a page, illustrating 312 plants, by the authors son J. E. Sowerby . The catalogue was issued in monthly parts and these pages are parts 1-6 listing and illustrating Class1 Vasculares, Subclass 1 Dicotyledones, Division 1 Dichlamydeae, 1 Polypetalous, Order 1 Ranunculaceae to Order 26 Saxifrageae Binding rubbed at edges, in good clean order. Pages have very light age tone to edges, lacks the half title and monthly wrappers. Good strong print throughout and the colouring of the illustrations have been completed with a fine hand. Scarce.

$210.62

Observations on the Natural History of the Salmon, Herring, and Vendace.
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Observations on the Natural History of the Salmon, Herring, and Vendace.

By Robert Knox

Knox, Robert. Observations on the Natural History of the Salmon, Herring, and Vendace. From the Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Vol XII. (Read 7th and 21st January 1833) Edinburgh Neill and Company. 1833. 1st Edition. 4to, 210mm x 270mm. Half calf on contemporary boards, recent re-back and morocco gilt label to front. Contemporary marble endpapers. Pp60, I plate. Page edges age tone and light damp stain to lower front blank margin of first few pages. Manuscript inscription on title page "Captain Fergusson/ Royal Marines/ With the authors compliments." Knox practiced and taught Surgery in Edinbugh and became involved in the Burke and Hare scandal, which was to become his downfall in the field of medicine and he went onto take a greater interest in Natural History and the Salmon in particular. While teaching, one of those he worked with was William Fergusson, who went on to become President of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Surgeon to Queen Victoria and a Baronet. William Fergusson's uncle was General William Fergusson to whom this book is inscribed. With loose a letter of 1961 from a descendant of the Fergussons gifting the book to another relative together with a newspaper photograph of 1939 of a House once the residence of another Fergusson. A scarce work of good provenance and in very good condition; from a notable figure in the vibrant times in Edinburgh Academia to which Charles Darwin and J J Audubon were to contribute.

$197.46