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The Wonderful Animal Book

By: Anon.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Blackie & Son Limited: 1934

Seller ID: 002558


Slim small folio (12 by 9 inches) undated but circa 1934, with 36 colour plates on 18 leaves, pictorial covers, no text apart from the title page, corners rubbed and bumped, rear cover with some minor marking, contents clean. A children's picture book with sentimental colour plates, mostly of domestic animals, dogs, cats, rabbits etc. drawn by A F Kennedy and Albert Kaye. Scarce. Only one copy listed in Copac. £18.00. View more info

Wild Flowers of the Ceylon Hills

By: Bond, Thomas

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1953

Seller ID: 003592


octavo (22 by 14.8 cms) text of 240 pages including index, with a coloured frontispiece, illustrated throughout with line drawings, mainly full-page, original cloth in unclipped dust wrapper, signature on front end-paper, small mark on front of dust jackt which has a few signs of use otherwise a nice clean copy £18.00 View more info

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Curtis's Botanical Magazine Index, with a revision of the names of the plants from the beginning in 1787 to the end of 1947

By: Chittenden, F J

Price: £42.00

Publisher: London, Royal Horticultural Society: 1956

Seller ID: 003609


octavo (25 by 16 cms) text of 282 pages, original blue cloth, spine lightly faded and a few minor spots to the covers, corners bumped otherwise a very clean, sound and unmarked copy. Most of the work is taken up with an index to the plants found in the Botanical Magazine and there is also a lengthy article on its history and a table giving the dates of publication of each volume. An invaluable reference work. Rare. £42.00 View more info

The Birds of Middlesex

By: Harting, J E

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, John Van Voorst: 1866

Seller ID: 003622


octavo 19 by 12 cms, original green cloth, gilt, text of 284 pages including index, with a tinted frontispiece, pencil signature on reverse of front fly-leaf, a few leaves with short diagonal crease across the top right corner, 3 leaves with faint dust mark to the outer edge, covers bright and clean, firm and sound in the binding. £20.00 View more info

Carl Linnaeus 1707-1778. The Collection of John E du Pont offered for sale....

By: Linnaeus:

Price: £22.00

Publisher: Leighton Buzzard, Wheldon and Wesley Ltd: 2002

Seller ID: 002040


This is the catalogue of the John E du Pont collection of Linnaen material which at the time was regarded as the second largest collection in the world. The catalogue lists 412 items, all with prices in dollars, and runs to 48 pages plus covers and has 6 coloured photos. It was issued by Wheldon and Wesley, the natural history booksellers (now closed) Folio (11.8 by 8.5 inches) ring bound, a fine copy. Very scarce. Only a small number were issued. £22.00 View more info

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School of the Woods. Some Life studies of Animal Instincts and Animal Training

By: Long William J

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Boston, Ginn and company: 1903

Seller ID: 003390


square octavo (8 by 5.8 inches) text of 364 pages, illustrated throughout with full-page and text illustrations by Charles Copeland, original decorative green cloth. very slight lean, ink name and date on front end-paper otherwise an unusually bright, clean and sound copy £25.00 View more info

British Game-Birds and Wildfowl

By: Morris, B R

Price: £1,100.00

Publisher: London, Groombridge and Son: 1875

Seller ID: 003833


quarto (12 by 10 inches) undated but circa 1875 green cloth, illustrated with 60 hand-coloured plates of game birds, a few light foxing spots but a very clean copy with fresh colour, £1100.00 View more info

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The Geology of the Country near Saffron Walden

By: Osborne White, H J

Price: £26.00

Publisher: London, HMSO: 1932

Seller ID: 003587


large slim octavo 24.5 by 15 cms text of 125 pages including index plus 2 leaves of advertisements illustrated with 3 plates of photographs, 2 folding charts and 15 text illustrations, original printed boards which are damp mottled and rubbed at the corners but a clean, sound and complete copy £26.00 View more info

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Experimenta circa varias res naturales speciatim illas Quae Indiis...

By: Redi, Francesco

Price: £140.00

Publisher: Amsterdam, Henr Wetstenium: 1685

Seller ID: 000392


small octavo (5 x 3 inches) illustrated with a frontispiece and 12 plates (mostly folding) and 2 full page text engravings. Original brown calf with later spine, marginal browning of frontispiece, title page and contents leaf, a nice clean and sound copy otherwise. £140.00 View more info

British Mosses, their homes, aspects, structure and uses

By: Tripp, F E

Price: £42.00

Publisher: London, Bell and Daldy: 1868

Seller ID: 003770


first edition, quarto 26 by 20 cms, text of 235 pages illustrated with 39 plain plates, original decorative green cloth, gilt all edges gilt, re-cased with new end-papers, spine dull, crinkled and a bit marked, title page and half title foxed, some very light foxing to a few plates otherwise a very clean and sound copy. This is the rare first edition. Later issues were usually in two volumes and with coloured plates. £42.00 View more info