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The Malay Archipelago. The Land of the Orang-Utan, and the Bird of Paradise. A Narrative of Travel with Studies of Man and Nature. by Wallace, Alfred Russel

Macmillan., 1869. 2nd. Ed.. Two volume set. Both with half titles, full-titles & illustrated frontispieces. Two folding colour maps and wood-engraved illustrations. 8vo. Hardbacks. A very minor amount of scattered foxing, o/w. contents in fine condition.…

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A New Herball or Historie of Plants. Henrie Lyte. by Dodoens, Rembert

3rd. English Ed. Corr. & Amen., London, Edm. Bollifant. 1595. pp.[xl], 916, [48]. Black letter, title within woodcut decorative border. Crown 4to. AEG. Contents in nr. fine condition. Nineteenth century half-calf leather over marbled boards, raised bands…

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The Feminine Monarchy [Monarchie]; or The History of Bees; Shewing their Admirable Nature and Property, their Generation and Colony, their Government, Loyalty, Art, Induftry, Enemies, Wars, Magnanimity, &c. Together with the right ordering of them from time to time, and the fweet Profit arifing thereof. by Butler, Rev. Charles

for G. Conyers and T. Ballard, London., 1704. pp.[ii], 150 with engraved frontispiece. 12mo. Hardback. Contents very clean and in nr. fine condition. Contemporary full-calf, with more recent spine preserving most of original red morocco label, all in ver…

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The Fruit Grower’s Guide. by Wright, John

Virtue and Company nd c, 1891. 1st. Ed.. Three volumes bound in six. With 43 fine colour chromolithograph plates, 3 colour illus. title-pages, 6 standard title-pages, many illustrative line drawings and diagrams. With publisher’s adverts. 4to. Hardback…

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The Descent of Man. And selection in relation to sex. by Darwin, Charles

John Murray. , 1871. 1st. Ed. 7th. Thou.. Two volumes. 8vo. Hardbacks. Contents nr. fine. Contemporary half-calf over marbled boards, some rubbing to extremities, o/w. thor. vg. Both volumes benefited from more recent spines (retaining original end-paper…

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The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, in the County of Southampton. Edited by Thomas Bell. by White, Rev. G

van Voorst., 1877. 1st. Ed. Thus. Large paper issue. Two volume set, half-titles, 9 plates (two fold-out) plus wood engraved vignettes. Royal 8vo. Hardbacks. AEG. A trivial amount of spotting, o/w. contents in fine condition. Fine contemporary green moro…

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English Botany. Or, Coloured figures of British plants, with their essential characters, synonyms, and places of growth. Vols. VIII to XII. by Sowerby, James and Smith, James Edward

London. -, 18411844. 2nd. Ed.. Five volumes with 1170 fine hand-coloured copper engraved plates. 8vo. Hardbacks. TEG. Half-titles, full-titles and indexes all present. Collated and complete. Occasional pencil notes (all dated in the 1840s). Very minor sp…

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Observations on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening. Including some Remarks on Grecian and Gothic Achitecture. by Repton, Humphry

J. Taylor, London., 1803. 1st. Ed.. pp. 16, 222 [2], frontis., (portrait of author), 27 plates. Fourteen overslips. Collated and complete. 4to. Portrait and one engraved plate lightly foxed. A little, light offsetting. Double-page plate has small, neat r…

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Indigenous Flowers of the Hawaiian Islands. by Sinclair, Isabella

Sampson Lowe., 1885. pp.44 plus 44 fine chromolithographed plates by the author. In original gilt decorated boards. Some marks on covers. Spine re-laid and skillful repairs to bottom corner of rear board. Corners of boards were repaired to same standard …

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Oologia Neerlandica. Eggs of Birds Breeding in the Netherlands. by Van Pelt Lechner, A.A

Martinus Nijhoff. -, 191013. 1st. Ed.. Two volumes depicting 667 birds eggs over 191 individually mounted, chromolithograph and heliotype plates. Tissue guards. Collated and complete. Crown 4to. TEG. English text. Bound in half-morocco leather over marbl…

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Pesca. The History of Compania Argentina de Pesca Sociedad Anonima of Buenos Aires. An Account of the Pioneer Modern Whaling Company in the Antarctic. by Hart, Ian

Pequena., 2021. 2nd. Ed.. pp.674 with over 500 b/w. photographs plus maps and illus. 4to. New hardback in new dw. Signed by author. Print run of just 400 copies. A monumental work. This much expanded second edition includes new information and photograph…

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The City and Country Builder’s and Workman’s Treasury of Designs: or, the art of drawing and working with parts of architecture. by [Langley, Batty]

London, printed for and sold by S. Harding., 1750. pp.[ii], 22 plus 200 copper engraved plates illustrating upwards of 400 designs. Large 4to. Hardback. Some spotting and toning, o/w. contents fine. Handsomely bound in 20th century half-calf over marbled…

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A Natural History of the Nests and Eggs of British Birds. by Morris, Rev. F.O

George Bell & Son, London., 1875. 2nd. Ed.. Three volume set with 233 chromolithographed colour plates. Crown 4to. Hardbacks. TEG. Very minor amount of spotting, o/w. contents are in fine condition. Interleaved with frequent annotations to interleaves an…

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The Trees of Great Britain & Ireland. by Elwes, Henry John

In Edinburgh. -, 19061913. 1st. Ed. Privately. Seven volumes in the original 15 parts (inclusive of the Index volume). 4to. Collated and complete. Frontispieces, colour printed titles and 414 plates all present as published. Original printed wrappers al…

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The Various Contrivances by which Orchids are Fertilised by Insects. by Darwin, Charles

John Murray., 1877. 2nd. Ed. [1st. Thou.]. pp.xvi, 300 with 38 text woodcuts, plus 32 page John Murray catalogue dated January 1876. 8vo. Short closed tear to two pages, o/w. contents very clean and in fine condition. Original green cloth in nr. fine con…

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