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Natural History of British Butterflies Vols I & II

Natural History of British Butterflies Vols I & II by F W Frohawk

LONDON: Hutchinson and Co., 1914 A good copy of this classic and authoritative work - dating from 1914 but not published until a...

£290.00
Culpeper's  English Physician; and Complete Herbal, Volume II containing the Medical Part

Culpeper's English Physician; and Complete Herbal, Volume II containing the Medical Part by E Sibley

London : J Adlard for the Proprietors, 1812 This is the second part of Culpeper's English Physician and complete Herbal, rev...

£80.00
The Complete Chymical Dispensatory, in Five Books: Treating of All sorts of Metals, Precious Stones, and Minerals, of all Vegetables and Animals, and things that are taken from them, as Musk, Civet, &c. How rightly to know them, and how they are to be used in Physick; with their several Doses.

The Complete Chymical Dispensatory, in Five Books: Treating of All sorts of Metals, Precious Stones, and Minerals, of all Vegetables and Animals, and things that are taken from them, as Musk, Civet, &c. How rightly to know them, and how they are to be used in Physick; with their several Doses. by Dr John [Johann] Shroder, William Rowland [translator]

London : Printed by John Darby for Richard Chiswell, and Robert Clavell, 1669 A very good copy of the 1st edition of Johann Shro...

£950.00
The Flowering Plants and Ferns of Great Britain, [with] - The British Grasses and Sedges - Vols I-VII

The Flowering Plants and Ferns of Great Britain, [with] - The British Grasses and Sedges - Vols I-VII by Anne Pratt

London : The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1860 A 7 volume set comprising Anne Pratt's works on flowering plant...

£350.00
Greenhouse Favourites. A description of choice greenhouse plants, with practical directions for their Management and Cultivation

Greenhouse Favourites. A description of choice greenhouse plants, with practical directions for their Management and Cultivation by [Shirley Hibberd. Editor]

LONDON: Groombridge and Sons A VG copy in the original green decorative cloth binding with gilt plant pictures and titles to fro...

£300.00
The Happy Prince and Other Stories

The Happy Prince and Other Stories by Oscar Wilde

London : Duckworth & Co, 1913 A good copy of the limited edition in gilt-decorated parchment binding with tipped-in frontisp...

£1,200.00
Kalendarium Hortense: or, The Gardeners Almanac, Directing what he is to do Monthly throughout the Year. And What Fruits and Flowers are in Prime

Kalendarium Hortense: or, The Gardeners Almanac, Directing what he is to do Monthly throughout the Year. And What Fruits and Flowers are in Prime by John Evelyn

London : R Chiswell in St Paul's Churchyard, T Sawbridge in Little-Britain and R Bentley in Russell-Street in Covent Garden,...

£500.00
A History of British Birds

A History of British Birds by F O Morris (Reverend)

LONDON: George Bell & Sons, 1870 A nice set of the second edition of Morris's History of British Birds. In 6 volumes wit...

£690.00
Unheard-of Curiosities: Concerning the Talismanical Sculpture of the Persians; The Horoscope of the Patriarkes; And the Reading of the Stars

Unheard-of Curiosities: Concerning the Talismanical Sculpture of the Persians; The Horoscope of the Patriarkes; And the Reading of the Stars by Jacques Gaffarel and Edmund Chilmead

London : Humphrey Moseley, 1650 1st English edition of this extremely rare early work on the Cabala. Jacques Gaffarel first publ...

£500.00
The Works of Virgil: Containing His Pastorals, Georgics, and Aeneis. Translated into English Verse; by Mr Dryden

The Works of Virgil: Containing His Pastorals, Georgics, and Aeneis. Translated into English Verse; by Mr Dryden by Virgil, John Dryden

London : Jacob Tonson, 1697 A good copy in contemporary full leather binding with frontispiece, title page in red and black inks...

£1,800.00
The Natural History of the Birds of Western Africa. Vols I & II. The Naturalist's Library. Ornithology, Vol VII & VIII

The Natural History of the Birds of Western Africa. Vols I & II. The Naturalist's Library. Ornithology, Vol VII & VIII by William Swainson, Sir William Jardine - editor

EDINBURGH: W H LIZARS A fair copy of the 'People's Edition' of The Birds of Western Africa, in 2 volumes in the orig...

£200.00
The Modern Art of Cookery Improved; or, Elegant, Cheap, and Easy Methods, of preparing most of the Dishes now in Vogue; in the Composition whereof Both Health and Pleasure have been consulted.

The Modern Art of Cookery Improved; or, Elegant, Cheap, and Easy Methods, of preparing most of the Dishes now in Vogue; in the Composition whereof Both Health and Pleasure have been consulted. by Ann Shackleford [Mrs, of Winchester]

London : J Newbery, at the Bible and Sun in St Paul's Churchyard; and F Newbery, in Pater-noster-Rows, 1767 First edition of...

£1,000.00
The Historie of the World in Five Bookes

The Historie of the World in Five Bookes by Sir Walter Ralegh, Knight

Graies Inn And Furnivalls Inn Gates In Holborne & at the hand and Bible in Duck lane: R Best, Jo Place & Sam Cartwright,...

£1,100.00
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam by Edward Fitzgerald [translator]

London : Hodder and Stoughton A nice copy in the original dark red gilt decorated cloth binding with 20 beautiful tipped in col...

£170.00



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