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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
A History of the Spiders of Great Britain and Ireland

A History of the Spiders of Great Britain and Ireland by John Blackwall

LONDON : Ray Society, 1861 An exceptional copy. Complete in 2 volumes - rebound - brown leather spines with raised bands and gol...

£800.00
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
A Song of the English

A Song of the English by Rudyard Kipling

London : Hodder and Stoughton Limited edition signed by W Heath Robinson. Undated but 1909. Numbered 89 out of 500 in decorativ...

£450.00
A History of the Vegetable Kingdom

A History of the Vegetable Kingdom by William Rhind

Glasgow, Edinburgh and London : Blackie & Son, 1855 A fair copy of the reissued edition with additional plates, in contempor...

£110.00
Britannia: or, a Geographical Description of the Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, with the Isles and Territories thereto belonging. And for The better perfecting of the said Work, there is added an Alphabetical Table

Britannia: or, a Geographical Description of the Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, with the Isles and Territories thereto belonging. And for The better perfecting of the said Work, there is added an Alphabetical Table by Richard Blome

LONDON: Tho Roycroft for Richard Blome, 1673 A fair copy of the 1st edition sadly lacking all but 2 of the maps. This work is ra...

£1,200.00
A New Dictionary of Natural History; or, Compleat Universal Display of Animated Nature with accurate representations of the most curious and beautiful animals, elegantly coloured

A New Dictionary of Natural History; or, Compleat Universal Display of Animated Nature with accurate representations of the most curious and beautiful animals, elegantly coloured by William Frederic Martyn

London : Harrison and Co , 1785 A rare and beautiful introduction to natural history. In 2 folio volumes with 99 (of 100) hand c...

£2,500.00
The Nature Printed British Ferns. Vols I & II

The Nature Printed British Ferns. Vols I & II by Thomas Moore

London: Bradbury & Evans, 1859 A fair copy of the first octavo edition, complete in 2 volumes. Classed as 'fair' bec...

£350.00
Notitia Orbis Antiqui, sive Geographia Plenior, Ab ortu Rerumpublicarum ad Constantinorum tempera Orbis terrarum faciem declarans

Notitia Orbis Antiqui, sive Geographia Plenior, Ab ortu Rerumpublicarum ad Constantinorum tempera Orbis terrarum faciem declarans by Christopher Cellarius

Cantabrigiae [Cambridge] : Joannis Oweni, 1703 A very good early copy of this atlas of the ancient world which was first publish...

£1,200.00
The Natural History of Aleppo. Containing a description of the City, and the principal natural productions in its neighbourhood. Together with an account of the climate, inhabitants, and diseases; particularly of the Plague

The Natural History of Aleppo. Containing a description of the City, and the principal natural productions in its neighbourhood. Together with an account of the climate, inhabitants, and diseases; particularly of the Plague by Alexander Russell; Patrick Russell

London : GG and J Robinson, 1794 A good copy of the scarce 2 volume 2nd enlarged edition of this work. In contemporary full leat...

£1,500.00
The Naturalist's Library. Mammalia Vol. I. Monkeys

The Naturalist's Library. Mammalia Vol. I. Monkeys by Sir William Jardine

EDINBURGH: W H LIZARS, 1833 A good copy of the 1st edition in the original publisher's binding. With half title; engraved fr...

£200.00
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 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
Tenby: a sea-side holiday

Tenby: a sea-side holiday by Philip Henry Gosse

LONDON : John van Voorst, 1856 A classic work on the natural history of the sea shore. It gives a detailed record of a summer ho...

£150.00



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