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1639 Sylva Sylvarum or Naturall Centuries Francis BACON
1639 Sylva Sylvarum or Naturall Centuries Francis BACON

Price: £450.00

An early copy of Francis Bacon's Sylva Sylvarum. Fifth edition with alphabetical table of the principle things contained within the work, featuring decorative head and tail pieces, and illuminated capitals. To which is added Bacon's...

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1679 A Further Discovery of Bees Moses Rusden Experiments Hives Scarce Illus
1679 A Further Discovery of Bees Moses Rusden Experiments Hives Scarce Illus

Price: £980.00

A very scarce first edition of this work by Moses Rusden.Collated: Lacking 1 plate and a half and 2-4 pages from preface.Collation taken from Copac. Preface listed as containing 24 pages however this could include the title page and...

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1685 Sylva Sylvarum Natural History in Ten Centuries Francis Bacon Rawley
1685 Sylva Sylvarum Natural History in Ten Centuries Francis Bacon Rawley

Price: £480.00

An eleventh edition of this work by Francis Bacon.To which is added Articles of Enquiry touching metals and minerals and An Epitomy of another of Bacon's work entitled Novum Organum. Lacking a portrait.Francis Bacon was an english...

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1735-6 3Vol Humphreys Spectacle de la Nature Nature Display'd Translated Illus
1735-6 3Vol Humphreys Spectacle de la Nature Nature Display'd Translated Illus

Price: £325.00

A scarce three volume set of the second edition of this work translated by Humphreys.Originally in French by Noel Antoine Pluche. Printed in English.Three volumes of original six with Volume I in two parts. Volumes have been collated...

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1751 7vols Le Spectacle de La Nature Natural History Noel Antoine Pluche
1751 7vols Le Spectacle de La Nature Natural History Noel Antoine Pluche

Price: £600.00

7 volumes of Noel-Antoine's popular work of natural history. Volumes II, III, IV, V, VI, VII and IX only.Direct from the Regency library of Elizabeth Greenly, later Lady Elizabeth Coffin Greenly. Elizabeth Greenly, born at Titley...

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1772 The Natural History of Fishes and Serpents R Brookes Illus Very Scarce
1772 The Natural History of Fishes and Serpents R Brookes Illus Very Scarce

Price: £650.00

A very scarce copy of this natural history work by R. Brookes. Volume III of III only. But crucially containing the fly fishing appendix.Very scarce.'The second edition corrected, to which is added an appendix, containing the whole...

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1774 2vols A Comparative View of the State and Faculties of Man Dr J Gregory
1774 2vols A Comparative View of the State and Faculties of Man Dr J Gregory

Price: £175.00

Two insightful volumes of Gregory's View of the State and Faculties of Man. Direct from the Regency library of Elizabeth Greenly, later Lady Elizabeth Coffin Greenly. Elizabeth Greenly, born at Titley Court, Herefordshire, was a noted...

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1780 Cuthbert Clarke The True Theory and Practice of Husbandry Calf Rare
1780 Cuthbert Clarke The True Theory and Practice of Husbandry Calf Rare

Price: £550.00

Clarke's rare The True Theory and Practice of Husbandry.With five folding engraved plates to the rear of the book, some having been torn and subsequently repaired.Cuthbert Clarke (1728/9 1790) was a writer and lecturer on natural...

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1784 Spallanzani Dissertations Relative Natural History Animals Vegetables First
1784 Spallanzani Dissertations Relative Natural History Animals Vegetables First

Price: £390.00

Dissertations Relative to the Natural History of Animals and Vegetables translated from the Italian of Abbe Spallanzani, to which are added two letter from Mr. Bonnet to the author. With several foldout plates of diagrams. First...

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1791 A General History of Quadrupeds Second Edition Woodcuts by Thomas Bewick
1791 A General History of Quadrupeds Second Edition Woodcuts by Thomas Bewick

Price: £1,100.00

The second edition of Thomas Bewick's beautifully illustrated work on the mammals of the world. The second edition is much improved and enlarged from the first. Thomas Bewick, 1753-1828, was an English wood engraver and ornithologist....

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1800 Lavater's Looking-Glass Essays Animated Nature Very Scarce First Edition
1800 Lavater's Looking-Glass Essays Animated Nature Very Scarce First Edition

Price: £295.00

A really very scarce copy of this collection of essays on man and nature. By Johann Caspar Lavater, a Swiss poet and physiognomist. With engraved frontispiece. Essays include 'On Grace and Beauty', 'On Man' and 'On Worms'. With...

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1807 A General History Of Quadrupeds Thomas BEWICK Animals Engravings Illus
1807 A General History Of Quadrupeds Thomas BEWICK Animals Engravings Illus

Price: £375.00

An early nineteenth-century copy of Bewick's popular natural history, illustrated with woodcuts. Fifth Edition. Featuring woodcuts of animals throughout. Thomas Bewick (12 August 1753 8 November 1828) was an English wood engraver...

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1821 AGRICULTURAL CHEMISTRY Davy + FOLD OUT PLATES
1821 AGRICULTURAL CHEMISTRY Davy + FOLD OUT PLATES

Price: £119.99

Interesting book in original publisher's boards with great foldout plates. This is one of the most important books in scientific agriculture. Davy (1778-1829), noted English chemist and president of the Royal Society, became...

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1824 Views of the Creation Religion Science Anatomy God
1824 Views of the Creation Religion Science Anatomy God

Price: £250.00

A concise volume looking at the human body and animal anatomy. An interesting insight into scientific beliefs and discoveries of the 19th century.  

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1825 2Vol A Natural History Quadrupeds Birds Fishes Serpents Reptiles M.Trimmer
1825 2Vol A Natural History Quadrupeds Birds Fishes Serpents Reptiles M.Trimmer

Price: £110.00

A uniformly bound set of interesting works of natural history. Embellished with upwards of three hundred elegant engravings on wood, by Mr. S. Williams. Featuring a vignette title page to both volumes. From the author of "The History...

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1829 A Journal of a Naturalist John Leonard Knapp Illustrated
1829 A Journal of a Naturalist John Leonard Knapp Illustrated

Price: £65.00

This is a second edition of this charming account of the natural history of Gloucestershire. With eleven pages of plates numbered I to VII. Three of which span two pages.This account by [John Leonard Knapp]...

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1830 Gilbert White The Natural History of Selborne Naturalist's Calendar
1830 Gilbert White The Natural History of Selborne Naturalist's Calendar

Price: £220.00

A handsome copy of Gilbert White's The Natural History of Selborne.With a frontispiece.A deacon in Hampshire and Wiltshire, Gilbert White was a pioneer in the field of natural history and ornithology.

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1830 Insect Transformations The Library of Entertaining Knowledge Illustrated
1830 Insect Transformations The Library of Entertaining Knowledge Illustrated

Price: £40.00

A fascinating encyclopedic guide to insect transformations.Illustrated, with hundreds of vignettes throughout of diagrams and various insects.From the 'library of entertaining knowledge' series by publisher Charles Knight.This work...

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1831 4vol Baron Cuvier The Animal Kingdom Translated From The French With Plates
1831 4vol Baron Cuvier The Animal Kingdom Translated From The French With Plates

Price: £325.00

The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization. Translated from the French, with Notes and Additions, by H. M'Murtrie, M.D. The Crustacea, Arachnides, and Insecta by P. A. Latreille. Illustrated with engraved plates. In...

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1831 4vols Buffon's Natural History Of the Globe and of Man By John Wright
1831 4vols Buffon's Natural History Of the Globe and of Man By John Wright

Price: £140.00

A detailed look into the natural history of various animals, geographical landmarks, and discussion of the human senses. 'Taken from the writings of Buffon, Cuvier and Lacepede, to which are added elements of Botany.' With...

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1831 Gardens and Menagerie of the Zoological Society Delineated Vol I Quadrupeds
1831 Gardens and Menagerie of the Zoological Society Delineated Vol I Quadrupeds

Price: £65.00

A scarce copy of this zoological work edited by E. T. Bennett. Volume I of II only. This work offers detailed descriptions of various animals, from the chinchilla to the Mona monkey, to the American black bear. With illustrations...

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1832 Gleanings in Natural History Local Recollections Maxims and Hints Angler
1832 Gleanings in Natural History Local Recollections Maxims and Hints Angler

Price: £65.00

A very attractively bound copy of this study of natural history work.With an engraved frontispiece of ancient weapons found in the bed of the Thames. Three vignettes to the 'Tree Planting' segment and a vignette diagram to...

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1832 Humanity to Honey Bees First Edition Thomas Nutt Illustrated Scarce
1832 Humanity to Honey Bees First Edition Thomas Nutt Illustrated Scarce

Price: £350.00

A scarce first edition of this fascinating early work on the management of honey bees. Needs remedial work to reattach the front board but scarce and very nice to see in the publishers' original paper binding.The work details Thomas...

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1834 A Preliminary Discourse on the Study of Natural History William Swainson
1834 A Preliminary Discourse on the Study of Natural History William Swainson

Price: £140.00

A work on natural history by William John Swainson.With an engraved title page.William John Swainson was an English ornithologist, malacologist, conchologist, entomologist and artist. He was rather critical on other works of natural...

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1834 NATURAL HISTORY Sister Mary's Tales CHILDREN Illus
1834 NATURAL HISTORY Sister Mary's Tales CHILDREN Illus

Price: £69.99

Full brown cloth binding with gilt titles to spine. Charming book on Natural history for the juvenile audience, illustrated with engraved plates.  The assumed author is Mary Roberts.

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1835 Uncle Philip's Conversations With Children About Inferior Animals Illus
1835 Uncle Philip's Conversations With Children About Inferior Animals Illus

Price: £19.99

An educational childrens' work on natural history from Francis Lister Hawkes.Illustrated throughout with numerous wood engravings.A new edition.

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1835-7 2vols The New Botanist's Guide by Hewett Cottrell Watson
1835-7 2vols The New Botanist's Guide by Hewett Cottrell Watson

Price: £150.00

A two volume set of The New Botanist's Guide by Hewett Cottrell Watson.Hewett Cottrell Watson (180481) was a phrenologist, botanist and evolutionary theorist. He was born in Firbeck, near Rotherham, Yorkshire, on 9 May 1804, and died...

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1837 Autumn ROBERT MUDIE natural history COLOUR PLATE
1837 Autumn ROBERT MUDIE natural history COLOUR PLATE

Price: £44.99

Blind embossed cloth covered boards with gilt lettering to spine. Illustrated with a colour frontispiece and title page vignette printed in oil colours by G. Baxter. Study of autumn and its effects upon nature. Chapters include:...

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1837 Bell History Of British Quadrupeds Including The Cetacea Woodcuts First Ed
1837 Bell History Of British Quadrupeds Including The Cetacea Woodcuts First Ed

Price: £69.99

A History of British Quadrupeds is a comprehensive guide to British wildlife from a scientific perspective written by Thomas Bell. Illustrated with nearly two hundred woodcut illustrations of animals throughout. First...

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1838 The Menageries Natural History Of Monkeys Opossums And Lemurs Illustrated
1838 The Menageries Natural History Of Monkeys Opossums And Lemurs Illustrated

Price: £49.99

A scarce illustrated natural history on The Menageries. The Natural History of Monkeys, Opossums and Lemurs. Illustrated with engravings by J. Jackson, after drawings by W. Harvey. Volume one of two. With twelve chapters on a...

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1839 Index entomologicus Catalogue Lepidopterous Insects Britain W. Wood 1st Ed
1839 Index entomologicus Catalogue Lepidopterous Insects Britain W. Wood 1st Ed

Price: £150.00

An uncommon copy of William Wood's extensive catalogue of lepidopterous insects which are native to Great Britain. Privately published by the author.  Originally issued in parts, from 1833-1838. This is the first edition to...

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1841 Edward Forbes A History of British Starfishes Echinodermata Illustrated
1841 Edward Forbes A History of British Starfishes Echinodermata Illustrated

Price: £95.00

A guide to British starfishes and other echinoderms by the Manx marine biologist Edward Forbes.Illustrated throughout with woodcuts.

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1844 Scenes Tales Country Life Edward Jesse
1844 Scenes Tales Country Life Edward Jesse

Price: £19.99

A revised edition of this charming work by a former Surveyor of Her Majesty's Parks, Palaces, etc. Bound in red cloth with blindstamping and gilt lettering. With a Remnant and Edmonds bookbinder's label to the rear pastedown. There...

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1845-85 4vol A History of British Birds William Yarrell Illustrated Second
1845-85 4vol A History of British Birds William Yarrell Illustrated Second

Price: £150.00

This is an illustrated four volume set of this history of British birds.Volumes I-III are second edition with volume IV fourth edition.Illustrated throughout with numerous wood engravings. William Yarrell was an English zoologist,...

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1846 Herman Burmeister The Organisation Of Trilobites Translated 1st Edition
1846 Herman Burmeister The Organisation Of Trilobites Translated 1st Edition

Price: £120.00

A work on the taxonomical classification of Trilobites, by the German-Argentinian zoologist. Trilobites were once one of the most ubiquitous organisms on earth, and are well represented in the fossil record. They have provided crucial...

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1846 Rural Pickings or Attractive Points in Country Life and Scenery Mogridge
1846 Rural Pickings or Attractive Points in Country Life and Scenery Mogridge

Price: £130.00

An early edition of George Mogridge's Rural Pickings.With a coloured, illustrated title page and four additional coloured plates.A collection of descriptive travel writings on the rural English countryside....

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1848 Natural History HUMAN SPECIES Hamilton-Smith Illus First
1848 Natural History HUMAN SPECIES Hamilton-Smith Illus First

Price: £275.00

A first edition of this scarce Victorian polygenistic examination of the human species. With an engraved portrait frontispiece of the author and additional vignette title. Seven black and white plates and twenty-seven coloured...

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1850 Natural History of Beasts Birds and fishes or Stories of Animated Nature
1850 Natural History of Beasts Birds and fishes or Stories of Animated Nature

Price: £50.00

A nicely bound guide to several aspects of natural history.In a gilt stamped pink cloth binding.With a lithographic title page bound in as a frontispiece by F Schenck Edinburgh.Illustrated throughout, with numerous black and white...

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1854 Cassell's Natural History the Feathered Tribes Illustrated
1854 Cassell's Natural History the Feathered Tribes Illustrated

Price: £49.99

A highly detailed catalogue of North American birds. Profusely illustrated throughout. John Cassell was an English publisher, printer, writer and editor, who founded the firm Cassell & Co, famous for its educational books...

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1854 Popular British Conchology by George Brettingham Sowerby First Edition
1854 Popular British Conchology by George Brettingham Sowerby First Edition

Price: £140.00

A natural history reference book on Popular British Conchology by George Brettingham Sowerby.With twenty coloured plates.George Brettingham Sowerby I (12 August 1788 26 July 1854) was a British naturalist, illustrator, and conchologist....

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1856 3vol A History of British Birds William Yarrell Illustrated Ornithology
1856 3vol A History of British Birds William Yarrell Illustrated Ornithology

Price: £140.00

A comprehensive study of the indigenous birds of Britain. Third edition, with many additions. Yarrell is best known as the author of The History of British Fishes (2 vols, 1836) and The History of British Birds (2 vols, 1843)....

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1857 Life in it's Lower, Intermediate and Higher Forms Philip Henry Gosse
1857 Life in it's Lower, Intermediate and Higher Forms Philip Henry Gosse

Price: £64.99

A rare American printing of this fascinating work of natural history. Featuring several plates, including a frontispiece of the Great Ant-Eater. Animals are listed with their English and Latin names.

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1858 Samuelson The Earthworm And The Common Housefly In Eight Letters First
1858 Samuelson The Earthworm And The Common Housefly In Eight Letters First

Price: £59.99

A scarce early edition of this treatise on The Earthworm and the Common Housefly with microscopic illustrations by the authors, with eight plates and 26 figures integrated with text. First edition Comprising eight letters,...

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1858 The Ray Society Introduction to Foraminifera of Great Britain William
1858 The Ray Society Introduction to Foraminifera of Great Britain William

Price: £240.00

Two volumes on the study and classification of foraminifera, printed by the Ray Society.Illustrated with seven plates to the first volume, and twenty-two to the second. The Ray Society is a scientific text publication society founded...

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1859 Glaucus or the Wonders of the Shore Charles Kingsley Colour Frontispiece
1859 Glaucus or the Wonders of the Shore Charles Kingsley Colour Frontispiece

Price: £59.99

A Victorian work by Charles Kingsley on anemones and other creatures of the shoreline. Fourth edition corrected and enlarged, with coloured plates. The basis of this work was an article which appeared in the North British Review...

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1859 The Ferns of Great Britain by Charles Johnson Illustrated First Edition
1859 The Ferns of Great Britain by Charles Johnson Illustrated First Edition

Price: £490.00

A first edition copy of The Ferns of Great Britain.Illustrated by John E. Sowerby, Proprietor of Sowerby's English Botany.The descriptions, synonyms, &c by Charles Johnson, Botanical Lecturer at Guy's Hospital.

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1861 2 Volumes The Romance of Natural History Illustrated Philip Henry Gosse
1861 2 Volumes The Romance of Natural History Illustrated Philip Henry Gosse

Price: £95.00

Two volumes of work by famous naturalist Philip Henry Gosse.With several intricate full plate illustrations. Gosse was a popularizer of natural science. He was a painstaking innovator in the study of marine biology...

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1863 An Introduction to Entomology William Kirby and William Spence Twelfth
1863 An Introduction to Entomology William Kirby and William Spence Twelfth

Price: £75.00

An attractive copy of this work on the study of insects from William Kirby and William Spence. Seventh edition, twelfth thousand.

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1863 Flora of Surrey a Catalogue of Flowering Plants by James Alexander Brewer
1863 Flora of Surrey a Catalogue of Flowering Plants by James Alexander Brewer

Price: £65.00

An interesting natural history book on the Flora of Surrey.From the Manuscripts of the Late J. D. Salmon, F.L.S., and from Other Sources.Compiled for the Holmesdale Natural History Club, Reigate, by James Alexander Brewer.

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1866 Ferns British and Foreign by John Smith First Edition
1866 Ferns British and Foreign by John Smith First Edition

Price: £52.00

A natural history book on Ferns: British & Foreign by John Smith.With numerous illustrations.John Smith (179888) was an English botanist who was the first curator at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Kew Gardens), starting in 1841. He...

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1866 Homes Without Hands Being a Description of the Habitations of Animals Wood
1866 Homes Without Hands Being a Description of the Habitations of Animals Wood

Price: £55.00

A fascinating, illustrated guide on natural history.Written by the famous nineteenth century writer on natural history, John George Wood.Illustrated, with numerous vignettes and plates of animals designed by W F Keyl and E Smith.John...

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1866 Homes Without Hands Habitats of Animals J G Wood Engravings
1866 Homes Without Hands Habitats of Animals J G Wood Engravings

Price: £22.00

An interesting examination of the habitats of birds and animals from renowned naturalist, John G. Wood. Illustrated throughout with engravings by W. F. Keyl, and E. Smith.

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1867 The Edible Mollusks of Great Britain and Ireland by M S Lovell Scarce
1867 The Edible Mollusks of Great Britain and Ireland by M S Lovell Scarce

Price: £240.00

A scarce first edition of this book on molluscs. With a coloured frontispiece of snails. With twelve coloured plates. "I have...endeavoured to call attention to all the eatable species common to our coasts, and also to those which,...

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1868 2 Vols. Charles Darwin The Variation Of Animals And Plants First Edition
1868 2 Vols. Charles Darwin The Variation Of Animals And Plants First Edition

Price: £1,200.00

A first edition of Charles Darwins follow-up to On The Origin Of Species, in two volumes, which contains extensive study of plants under domestication. In chapter XXVII Darwin gives a description of what he called pangenesis,...

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1868 Homes Without Hands Habitations Animals Rev J G Wood Illustrated FIRST Ed
1868 Homes Without Hands Habitations Animals Rev J G Wood Illustrated FIRST Ed

Price: £74.99

A first edition of this beautifully illustrated Victorian work on animal habitation, in a fine binding.First Edition.Featuring an illustrated frontispiece and illustrated plates throughout.'With new designs by W. F. Keyl...

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1869 An Illustrated Natural History of British Moths by Edward Newman
1869 An Illustrated Natural History of British Moths by Edward Newman

Price: £35.00

A copy of this reference book on moths by Edward Newman.With Life-Size Figures from Nature of Each Species, and of the  More Striking Varieties.Also, Full Descriptions of Both the Perfect Insect and the Caterpillar, Together with...

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1870 A History of British Butterflies F O Morris Coloured Plates 5th Ed
1870 A History of British Butterflies F O Morris Coloured Plates 5th Ed

Price: £215.00

A fifth edition of this work on British Butterflies.With seventy two coloured plates.Francis Orpen Morris was an Irish clergyman and naturalist, who was the author of many children's books and many works on natural history.

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1870 The Bottom of the Sea L Sonrel Translated Elihu Rich Illus
1870 The Bottom of the Sea L Sonrel Translated Elihu Rich Illus

Price: £38.00

A first English edition of this work by L Sonrel.With 14 full page plates.

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1871 George Rooper Flood, Field and Forest Third Edition Illustrated
1871 George Rooper Flood, Field and Forest Third Edition Illustrated

Price: £79.00

A third edition of Rooper's Flood, Field and Forest.Illustrated with engravings and plates.Publisher's advertisments to the rear.

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1872 Insects at Home J G wood Illustrated Colour Frontispiece
1872 Insects at Home J G wood Illustrated Colour Frontispiece

Price: £38.00

An illustrated edition of this work on insects.With twenty plates including a full colour frontispiece.John George Wood was an English writer who helped popularise natural history with his extensive writings, usually on the common...

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1873 Handy Book of Fruit Culture Under Glass David Thomson Illustrated
1873 Handy Book of Fruit Culture Under Glass David Thomson Illustrated

Price: £34.99

A manual for fruit-growers, containing details on how to grow grapes, figs, pineapples and more. Illustrated throughout with many engravings in the text. With publisher's catalogue to the rear.

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1873 Planterigets naturhistorie til Skolebrug by Chr Vaupell illustrated
1873 Planterigets naturhistorie til Skolebrug by Chr Vaupell illustrated

Price: £39.99

A beautifully illustrated and set out textbook designed for use in schools. Extensive and interesting information in Danish on the plant kingdom's natural history. Goes into extensive details on the cells systems of roots and leaves...

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1874 J. G. Wood The New Illustrated Natural History Half Morocco 1st Ed. Thus
1874 J. G. Wood The New Illustrated Natural History Half Morocco 1st Ed. Thus

Price: £64.00

The popular natural historians best-known work, here in an attractive half morocco binding. John George Wood was a Victorian parson-naturalist; such men saw the study of nature as an extension of their religious work. Educated...

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1874 The Western World Picturesque Sketches Nature and Natural History America
1874 The Western World Picturesque Sketches Nature and Natural History America

Price: £110.00

An interesting work of natural history.Written by William Henry Giles Kingston, an English writer of boys' adventure novels.Aimed at the youth, this work describes Kingston's own experiences on one of his many travels.Illustrated throughout...

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1875 Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast Samuel Adams Drake Illustrated
1875 Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast Samuel Adams Drake Illustrated

Price: £99.99

An attractive copy of this travel work on the sights of the New England Coast. Illustrated throughout with many engravings in the text.

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1875-76 3vol Works by Jules Michelet Mountain Insect Bird Natural History Illus
1875-76 3vol Works by Jules Michelet Mountain Insect Bird Natural History Illus

Price: £120.00

A collection of works on natural history from renowned author, Jules Michelet.The Mountain (1875)The Insect (1875)The Bird (1876)Illustrated throughout with vignettes and sixty-eight plates by Percival Skelton and Giacomelli. In...

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1876 Handbook of Foliage and Foreground Drawing by George Barnard Illustrated
1876 Handbook of Foliage and Foreground Drawing by George Barnard Illustrated

Price: £216.00

A lovely guide to drawing the fauna of England by George Barnard, professor of drawing at Rugby School. Illustrated by numerous examples of trees, shrubs, climbing, meadow, and water plants, drawn from nature and on stone by the author...

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1876 Human Nature a Mosaic Selected and Arranged by David W Mitchell Scarce
1876 Human Nature a Mosaic Selected and Arranged by David W Mitchell Scarce

Price: £45.00

A scarce copy of this work on Human Nature.Selected and arranged by David W. Mitchell, Author of 'Ten Years in the United States.'A Mosaic of Sayings, Maxims, Opinions, and Reflections on Life and Character by various authors.

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1877 to 1880 7vols The Zoologist E Harting Third Series Journal Natural History
1877 to 1880 7vols The Zoologist E Harting Third Series Journal Natural History

Price: £375.00

A uniformly bound set of The Zoologist. The Zoologist was a monthly natural history journal founded in 1843 by the publisher Edward Newman, published in London. Newman acted as editor until his death in 1876, when he was succeeded...

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1878 George Bentham Handbook of the British Flora Fourth Edition
1878 George Bentham Handbook of the British Flora Fourth Edition

Price: £70.00

An fine fourth edition of Bentham's Handbook of the British Flora.George Bentham (1800 1884) was an English botanist, characterised by Duane Isely as "the premier systematic botanist of the nineteenth century".Bentham's...

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1878 J. D. Hooker The Student's Flora of the British Islands Second Edition Calf
1878 J. D. Hooker The Student's Flora of the British Islands Second Edition Calf

Price: £48.00

A second edition of Hooker's The Student's Flora of the British Islands in a half-calf binding.Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817 1911) was one of the greatest British botanists and explorers of the 19th century. Hooker was a founder of geographical...

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1878 Marvels of Pond Life by Henry J Slack Third Edition Illustrated
1878 Marvels of Pond Life by Henry J Slack Third Edition Illustrated

Price: £34.00

A natural history book on Marvels of Pond-Life by Henry J. Slack, President of the Royal Microscopical Society; Author of 'The Philosophy of Progress in Human Affairs,' etc, etc.Third Edition.With illustrations.

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1878 The Gamekeeper at Home Sketches of Natural History Third Edition
1878 The Gamekeeper at Home Sketches of Natural History Third Edition

Price: £49.00

A Victorian collection of essays from Richard Jeffries, based Third edition. The work was based on his friendship with the keeper of the Burderop estate, near Coate. The book was well received and Jefferies was compared with the great...

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1878-1897 13 Volumes Palaeontographical Society
1878-1897 13 Volumes Palaeontographical Society

Price: £500.00

Thirteen editions of The Palaeontographical Society's nineteenth-century monographs.This set contains volume 32, 33, 34, 36, 38, 39, 42, 43, 44, 45, 49, 50 & 51, dating from 1878 to 1897.Volume 32: Cretaceous Echinodermata,...

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1879 Wanderings SOUTH AMERICA Charles WATERTON Illus
1879 Wanderings SOUTH AMERICA Charles WATERTON Illus

Price: £143.99

A copy of this interesting account of the author's South American travels and natural history observations, in a modern fine binding. The New Edition. 'Edited, with Biographical Introduction and Explanatory Index, by the Rev. J.G....

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1879 Wild Life in a Southern Country Richard Jefferies Natural History Second Ed
1879 Wild Life in a Southern Country Richard Jefferies Natural History Second Ed

Price: £29.99

A work of natural history by the prolific writer John Richard Jefferies Jefferies (6 November 1848 14 August 1887) was an English nature writer, noted for his depiction of English rural life in essays, books of natural history,...

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1880 JEFFRIES Wild Life in a Southern County fine binding
1880 JEFFRIES Wild Life in a Southern County fine binding

Price: £145.00

A lovely presentation copy of this delightful account of the rural landscape of the south.Both practically informative and lyrically beautiful in its general descriptions of the topographical features and animal inhabitants of...

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1880 Ponds and Ditches by M C Cooke with Illustrations Scarce
1880 Ponds and Ditches by M C Cooke with Illustrations Scarce

Price: £20.00

A scarce copy of Ponds and Ditches by M. C. Cooke.Published under the direction of the Committee of General Literature and Education appointed by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge.Charles Montague Cooke, Jr. (187448) was...

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1880 The New Forest Its History and Its Scenery Illustrated John R Wise
1880 The New Forest Its History and Its Scenery Illustrated John R Wise

Price: £48.00

A look at the scenery, natural history and antiquities of the New Forest.Illustrated throughout, with numerous tipped in vignettes.In original green gilt stamped binding.One of the 250 copies printed on large paper, an India proof.John...

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1880 The Sea-Shore P Martin Duncan Illustrated with Engravings
1880 The Sea-Shore P Martin Duncan Illustrated with Engravings

Price: £24.00

A treatise on life on the sea-shore from P. Martin Duncan. Illustrated throughout with numerous engravings in the text. Bound by Mudie.

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1880 Woodland Notes from the Swedish of Richard Gustafsson by Albert Alberg
1880 Woodland Notes from the Swedish of Richard Gustafsson by Albert Alberg

Price: £60.00

A scarce copy of Woodland Notes.From the Swedish of Richard Gustafsson by Albert Alberg, Author of Fabled Stories from the Zoo, Editor of Chit Chat by Puck and Roseleaves, by R. Gustafsson.With numerous black and white illustrations....

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1881 D MAlpine Biological Atlas Guide to Study of Plants and Animals Illustrated
1881 D MAlpine Biological Atlas Guide to Study of Plants and Animals Illustrated

Price: £30.00

A beautifully illustrated guide to the practical study of plants and animalsAdapted to the requirements of the London University, Science and Art Department, and for use in Schools and Colleges. Containing arrangement and explanations,...

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1881 Le Monde Marin Arthur Mangin Illustrated W Freeman Marine Life
1881 Le Monde Marin Arthur Mangin Illustrated W Freeman Marine Life

Price: £39.99

A study of life in the oceans from French biologist Arthur Mangin. In French. Illustrated throughout with many vignettes by W. Freeman.

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1882 Half Hours in the Tiny World Insects Fine Binding Half Hour Library
1882 Half Hours in the Tiny World Insects Fine Binding Half Hour Library

Price: £39.99

An educational Victorian study of the insect world. Illustrated throughout with numerous vignettes. Forming part of the Half Hour Library series for young readers.

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1884 Flowers and Flower Lore Hilderic Friend Illustrated Second Edition
1884 Flowers and Flower Lore Hilderic Friend Illustrated Second Edition

Price: £75.00

The second edition of this work on flowers.Complete in one volume.Hilderic Friend was a minister who turned to Botany in later life, publishing various books on the subject, in particular a study on Devonshire Plant Names.

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1884 Natural History Rambles Mountain And Moor J E Taylor Illustrated
1884 Natural History Rambles Mountain And Moor J E Taylor Illustrated

Price: £110.00

A lovely copy of this Victorian natural history, in a Gresham's School, Norfolk, prize binding. Contains numerous illustrations in the text. With a Gresham's School, Norfolk, prize presentation label to the front pastedown, awarded...

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1884 Prose Idylls New and Old by Rev Charles Kingsley New Edition
1884 Prose Idylls New and Old by Rev Charles Kingsley New Edition

Price: £28.00

A scarce copy of Prose Idylls, New and Old by Rev. Charles Kingsley.With a Frontispiece.Charles Kingsley (12 June 1819 23 January 1875) was a priest of the Church of England, a university professor, historian and novelist. He is particularly...

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1885 Lecons Sur Le Ver A Soie Du MurierIllustrate M Eugene Maillot Louis Pasteur
1885 Lecons Sur Le Ver A Soie Du MurierIllustrate M Eugene Maillot Louis Pasteur

Price: £180.00

A scarce edition of Maillot study of a Mulberry Silk Worm dedicated to his teacher, Louis Pasteur.Includes two illustrated plates showing the growth of a silkworm and their droppings, along with a table of weights and measurements.Numerous...

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1886 J G Wood Man and His Handiwork Illustrated Scarce Anthropological First UK
1886 J G Wood Man and His Handiwork Illustrated Scarce Anthropological First UK

Price: £60.00

A first edition of J G Wood's Man and His Handiwork.With 30 plates and about 200 vignettes.Looking at tools from various cultures around the world, J G Wood compares the physiological abilities of humans with their...

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1886 The Structure and Life History of the Cockroach L C Miall Illustrated
1886 The Structure and Life History of the Cockroach L C Miall Illustrated

Price: £24.99

A physiological study of the cockroach. Illustrated with numerous vignettes. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown.

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1887 NATURAL HISTORY & Antiquities of SELBORNE G. White
1887 NATURAL HISTORY & Antiquities of SELBORNE G. White

Price: £129.99

Gilbert White's The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, for which he is best known. Bound in original cloth binding with gilt lettering and decoration. With numerous in-text black and white illustrations.  Gilbert...

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1889 Sydney J. Hickson A Naturalist in North Celebes First Edition Illustrated
1889 Sydney J. Hickson A Naturalist in North Celebes First Edition Illustrated

Price: £590.00

A first edition school binding of Hickson's A Naturalist in North Celebes.Hickson's narrative of his travels is exceedingly detailed and rich in observation, and accompanied by several maps and illustrations, including a coloured frontispiece.Sydney...

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1889 Worsley Benison Haunts Of Nature Natural History Plates And Vignettes
1889 Worsley Benison Haunts Of Nature Natural History Plates And Vignettes

Price: £120.00

A scarce Nineteenth Century natural history work.With illustrations throughout, the volume focusses on a range of animals and geographic features, including everything from beetles to cliffs.

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1889-1897 3 Vol Hymenoptera Orientalis Cameron
1889-1897 3 Vol Hymenoptera Orientalis Cameron

Price: £275.00

A fascinating set of referential works, listing and evaluating all types of insects within the Hymenoptera order. Three collected volumes with volume one holding part I through to IV, volume two holding V, and...

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1890 EARTHQUAKES by Arnold BOSCOWITZ First Edition
1890 EARTHQUAKES by Arnold BOSCOWITZ First Edition

Price: £44.99

A book, originally written in French, on earthquakes with illustrations and examples. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and pictorial boards. First English Edition. Nineteen plates including frontis, collated complete, with numerous...

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1891 Die Tertiaeren Land un Susswasser-Conchylien Bohmen Natural History Klika
1891 Die Tertiaeren Land un Susswasser-Conchylien Bohmen Natural History Klika

Price: £70.00

A scarce first edition of this work on freshwater molluscs of Bohemia.Bohumil Klika, also known as Gottlieb Klika, was a czech biologist and zoologist who lends his name to the genus of fossil air-breathing land snails Klikia.

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1891 Edward Joseph Lowe Natural History of British Grasses Illustrated Third Ed
1891 Edward Joseph Lowe  Natural History of British Grasses Illustrated Third Ed

Price: £95.00

This is a beautifully illustrated natural history of British Grasses.Edward Joseph Lowe was a renowned English botanist who published papers on a wide variety of subjects including meteorology, ferns, grasses and other plants.

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1891 Moeurs et Instinct Des Animaux FA Puchet Illustrated French Natural History
1891 Moeurs et Instinct Des Animaux FA Puchet Illustrated French Natural History

Price: £90.00

An interesting and educational book on the manners and instincts of animals.In Original French.With 164 illustrations, some full page plates and others vignettes of the animals and plantlife. Some topics discussed in this text...

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1891 The Flora of Warwickshire by James E Bagnall with a Map Signed First Ed
1891 The Flora of Warwickshire by James E Bagnall with a Map Signed First Ed

Price: £43.00

A signed, limited print run first edition of this book on The Flora of Warwickshire by J. Bagnall.Only five hundred copies of this book have been printed. This copy is No. 209.The Fungi (Hymenomycetes and Gastomycetes), by W. B. Grove,...

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1892 A Catalogue of British Jurassic Gasteropoda W H Hudkeston E Wilson
1892 A Catalogue of British Jurassic Gasteropoda W H Hudkeston E Wilson

Price: £49.99

A scarce copy of this work on slugs, snails and other molluscs. The Gastropoda or gastropods, more commonly known as snails and slugs, are a large taxonomic class within the phylum Mollusca. The class Gastropoda includes snails...

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1892 Homes Without Hands Illustrated John George Wood Animals Natural History
1892 Homes Without Hands Illustrated John George Wood Animals Natural History

Price: £60.00

A profusely illustrated natural history work.Written by eminent nineteenth century natural history writer, John George Wood.Illustrated throughout, with numerous vignettes and plates designed by W F Keyl and E Smith.In a prize binding...

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1892 Rev J G WOOD Homes Without Hands Animals Nature
1892 Rev J G WOOD Homes Without Hands Animals Nature

Price: £79.99

Leatherbound volume with gilt tooling to the spine and boards, marble paper pastedowns, marbled foredge, and beautifully illustrated throughout. John George Wood, or Rev J. G. Wood, (1827 1889), was a popular English writer on...

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1892 Wild Life in a Southern County Richard Jeffries New Edition
1892 Wild Life in a Southern County Richard Jeffries New Edition

Price: £95.00

A scarce edition of this study of rural life in southern Britain. New edition. John Richard Jefferies (6 November 1848 14 August 1887) was an English nature writer, noted for his depiction of English rural life in essays, books of...

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1893 2vol Smithsonian Index to Foraminifera Sherborn Author's Copy
1893 2vol Smithsonian Index to Foraminifera Sherborn Author's Copy

Price: £340.00

The author's own copy of this Smithsonian index to the taxonomy of Foraminifera.With the original paper wraps bound in, and including extra lined pages of notepaper.Volume I covers A-Non, and volume II covers Non-Z.Including a letter...

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1893 Les Coquilles des Eaux Douces et Saumatres de France Arnould Locard
1893 Les Coquilles des Eaux Douces et Saumatres de France Arnould Locard

Price: £110.00

A scarce edition of this work on shells of France.Printed in French.Arnold Locard was a French naturalist, malacologist and geologist. He is considered one of the more prolific malacologists of the new school. He is credited with describing...

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1893 William Henry Hudson Birds in a Village Leather Binding First Edition
1893 William Henry Hudson Birds in a Village Leather Binding First Edition

Price: £65.00

A beautiful book on birdsW H Hudson's 1893 account of birds in a village in southeast England William Henry Hudson was an author, naturalist, and ornithologist. He was a founding member of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.Hudson's...

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1893-94 6vol The Royal Natural History Richard Lydekker Colour Plates Zoology
1893-94 6vol The Royal Natural History Richard Lydekker Colour Plates Zoology

Price: £325.00

A comprehensive and attractive study of natural history. Illustrated throughout with seventy-one coloured plates (collated, one missing from volume II) and numerous engravings. Richard Lydekker (25 July 184916 April 1915)...

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1894 Flowers of the Field C A Johns Illustrated Bickers Binding
1894 Flowers of the Field C A Johns Illustrated Bickers Binding

Price: £49.99

A lavishly illustrated guide to meadow flowers and grasses. Twenty-eight edition. Illustrated throughout with in-text illustrations. With prize bookplate to front pastedown. In a Bicker's binding (ink stamp to verso of front...

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1894 George Mivart Types Of Animal Life Illustrated Tree Calf Prize Binding
1894 George Mivart Types Of Animal Life Illustrated Tree Calf Prize Binding

Price: £125.00

A Nineteenth Century work on natural history in attractive tree-calf prize binding, from Naish House.With upwards of fifty illustrative vignettes of the studied animals, including everything from primates to reptiles, the book has...

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1894 In the Polar Regions Nature and Natural History Illustrated
1894 In the Polar Regions Nature and Natural History Illustrated

Price: £99.99

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1894 The Out-Door World W Furneaux Coloured Plates Attractive Binding
1894 The Out-Door World W Furneaux Coloured Plates Attractive Binding

Price: £87.00

A very handsomely-bound copy of this work from popular naturalist, William Furneaux. Featuring sixteen coloured plates and many illustrations in the text. Second edition.

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1896 2Vol R Bowdler Sharpe A Hand Book to the Birds of Great Britain Illus
1896 2Vol R Bowdler Sharpe A Hand Book to the Birds of Great Britain Illus

Price: £44.00

A two volume set of this handbook of British birds.With 28 colour plates of british birds.Richard Bowdler Sharpe was an English zoologist who founded the British Ornithologists' Club in 1892.

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1896 Henry O. Forbes Volume 1 A Hand-Book to the Primates Illustrated
1896 Henry O. Forbes Volume 1 A Hand-Book to the Primates Illustrated

Price: £30.00

Volume 1 of the Lloyd's Natural History A Hand-Book to the Primates.Henry Ogg Forbes (1851 1932) was a Scottish explorer, ornithologist, and botanist.Illustrated with 25 coloured plates throughout.

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1896-97 8v Lloyd's NATURAL HISTORY Bowdler Sharpe Calf
1896-97 8v Lloyd's NATURAL HISTORY Bowdler Sharpe Calf

Price: £1,500.00

The complete collection of Lloyd's Natural History with colour illustrations and in a smart calf binding. With 485 colour plates, collated complete. Complete in Sixteen Volumes. Comprising of: A Hand-book to the Order Lepidoptera...

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1897 Edward Thomas's The Woodland Life First Edition
1897 Edward Thomas's The Woodland Life First Edition

Price: £575.00

The first edition of Edwards Thomas' first book - Woodland Life.Scarce.Thomas was just 19 when it was published.Second and only normally seen state of the cover with the decorative panel.Philip Edward Thomas (3...

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1897 Robert Wiedersheim Elements of the Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates
1897 Robert Wiedersheim Elements of the Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates

Price: £34.99

A first English edition of Elements of the Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates.Robert Ernst Eduard Wiedersheim (1848 1923) was a German anatomist who is famous for publishing a list of 86 vestigial organs in his book 'The Structure...

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1897 The Woodland Life by Edward Thomas First Edition
1897 The Woodland Life by Edward Thomas First Edition

Price: £495.00

A first edition of Woodland Life by Edward Thomas.This was the authors' first book. Published when he was only 19.Philip Edward Thomas (3 March 1878 9 April 1917) was an Anglo-Welsh poet and essayist. He is commonly considered...

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1897 Wild Traits in Tame Animals by Louis Robinson Illustrated First Edition
1897 Wild Traits in Tame Animals by Louis Robinson Illustrated First Edition

Price: £32.00

A first edition of this natural history book on Wild Traits in Tame Animals by Louis Robinson.With illustrations, including a Frontispiece.Louis Robinson was a 19th-century English physician, paediatrician and author. An ardent evolutionist,...

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1898 Half Hours in the Deep Illustrated Oceans and Seas Prize Binding Relfe
1898 Half Hours in the Deep Illustrated Oceans and Seas Prize Binding Relfe

Price: £140.00

An educational study of marine life and the tides. Illustrated with numerous vignette engravings. Bound by Relfe Brothers. Part of the Half Hour Library of Travel, Nature, and Science.

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1898 Handbook of Insects Injurious to Orchard and Bush Fruits Eleanor Ormerod
1898 Handbook of Insects Injurious to Orchard and Bush Fruits Eleanor Ormerod

Price: £36.00

A practical handbook on how to prevent insects eating fruit and other plants. Illustrated throughout with numerous engravings in the text.

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1898 The Beauties of Nature Sir John Lubbock Relfe Brothers Binding Illustrated
1898 The Beauties of Nature Sir John Lubbock Relfe Brothers Binding Illustrated

Price: £200.00

An analysis of the natural science of earth by John Lubbockm, 1st Baron Avebury.With several illustrations and vignettes of maps and diagrams. John Lubbock was a banker, liberal politician, scientist and polymath. He made...

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1899 C. A. Johns (Boulger Revised) Flowers Of The Field Prize Copy Armorial Bind
1899 C. A. Johns (Boulger Revised) Flowers Of The Field Prize Copy Armorial Bind

Price: £27.00

The classic illustrated companion for the amateur botanist.This is the twenty ninth edition of the work, originally by The Rev. C. A. Johnson. It has been entirely revised and rewritten by G. S. Boulger, Professor...

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1900 4 Vols Curiosities of Natural History Francis Buckland ILLUSTRATED
1900 4 Vols Curiosities of Natural History Francis Buckland ILLUSTRATED

Price: £175.00

This is a charmingly illustrated set of Buckland's noted natural history.Scarce in complete four volumes.With numerous illustrations and engraved frontispieces with tissue guard.Francis Trevelyan Buckland was an English surgeon, zoologist,...

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1900 Fancy Waterfowl First Edition Illustrated Frank Finn Goose Mallard Disease
1900 Fancy Waterfowl First Edition Illustrated Frank Finn Goose Mallard Disease

Price: £34.00

A first edition of this series of accounts of the most popular fancy Waterfowl.Twenty illustrated plates and numerous black and white photographs throughout.Includes species details for spotting certain birds, choosing stock, their...

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1900 Field and Hedgerow Richard Jeffries Essays on English Countryside
1900 Field and Hedgerow Richard Jeffries Essays on English Countryside

Price: £79.99

An assortment of the essays of Richard Jeffries, collected by his widow. With engraved frontispiece. John Richard Jefferies (6 November 1848 14 August 1887) was an English nature writer, noted for his depiction of English...

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1900 The Out-Door World W Furneaux Coloured Plates Natural History
1900 The Out-Door World W Furneaux Coloured Plates Natural History

Price: £69.99

A natural history work from W. Furneaux, covering the world of insects, the seashore, the vegetable world, and more. With sixteen coloured plates, and hundred of illustrations in the text.

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1900 Vines and Vine Culture by Archibald F Barron Fourth Edition
1900 Vines and Vine Culture by Archibald F Barron Fourth Edition

Price: £90.00

A useful reference book on Vines and Vine Culture by Archibald F. Barron.Fourth Edition, Revised and Enlarged.With numerous black and white illustrations.

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1901 2vol The Living Animals of the World Colour Plates C Cornish
1901 2vol The Living Animals of the World Colour Plates C Cornish

Price: £99.99

A fascinating and beautifully illustrated examination of natural history. With numerous monochrome photographs and coloured plates throughout. Complete in two volumes.

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1901 Charles Darwin Naturalists Voyage Round World History Geology Countries
1901 Charles Darwin Naturalists Voyage Round World History Geology Countries

Price: £150.00

A good copy of this work by Charles Darwin.Often known as The Voyage of the Beagle, the book documents Darwin's journey aboard the titular HMS Beagle, and is both a scientific study and vivid travel memoir. A valuable insight...

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1901-22 7vol Herbert Maxwell Memories Of The Months Illustrated First To Seventh
1901-22 7vol Herbert Maxwell Memories Of The Months Illustrated First To Seventh

Price: £250.00

A scarce set of The Memories of the Months First to Seventh Series by the Right Hon. Sir Herbert Maxwell. Illustrated with plates many of which are photogravure, some from photographs. In seven volumes compete. Maxwell's Memories...

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1903 British Ferns Their Classification Structure and Functions by Mrs Lankester
1903 British Ferns Their Classification Structure and Functions by Mrs Lankester

Price: £38.00

A scarce copy of British Ferns Their Classification, Structure and Functions by Mrs. Lankester.New Edition.With Coloured Plates of all the Species.

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1903 Manual of Determinative Mineralogy with Introduction on Blowpipe Analysis
1903 Manual of Determinative Mineralogy with Introduction on Blowpipe Analysis

Price: £45.00

A scarce copy of this Manual of Determinative Mineralogy by George J. Brush.Revised and enlarged, with entirely new tables for the identification of minerals by Samuel L. Penfield.Sixteenth edition, revised, first thousand.With illustrations....

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1904 Lives of the Hunted Ernest Thompson Seton Countess of Ilchester Ex Libris
1904 Lives of the Hunted Ernest Thompson Seton Countess of Ilchester Ex Libris

Price: £340.00

An interesting wildlife text by famous naturalist, Ernest Thompson Seton.Illustrated profusely with vignettes throughout in addition to thirty full page plates.This collection of stories regarding many wildlife creatures. From the...

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1904 Wild Animals I Have KNown Ernest Thomson Seton Illustrated 200 Drawings
1904 Wild Animals I Have KNown Ernest Thomson Seton Illustrated 200 Drawings

Price: £48.00

Ernest Thompson Seton's most famous wildlife work.The first book in a new genre of realistic wild-animal fiction.A collection of short stories about wild animals which soon became a classic.Seton had a tendency in his work to depict...

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1904-12 2vol HOPE Museum ROTHNEY Collection Annual Report University Delegates
1904-12 2vol HOPE Museum ROTHNEY Collection Annual Report University Delegates

Price: £295.00

Various reports of the Oxford University Natural History Museum. Including the Sixteenth Annual Report of the Delegates of the University Museum (for 1903) and the Seventeenth Annual Report of the Delegates of the University Museum...

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1904-30 2Vol Wayside and Woodland Trees and Flowers Edward Step Coloured Plates
1904-30 2Vol Wayside and Woodland Trees and Flowers Edward Step Coloured Plates

Price: £25.00

A two volume set of the works on British natural history.With 127 coloured plates to Wayside and Woodland Blossoms, and many illustrations to both volumes.Blossoms is the first series of three.Edward Step was the author of many popular...

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1905 Frank T. Bullen Creatures of the Sea The Religious Tract Society Plates
1905 Frank T. Bullen Creatures of the Sea The Religious Tract Society Plates

Price: £19.99

A second impression of Bullen's Creatures of the Sea, published by the Religious Tract Society.Frank Thomas Bullen (18571915), British author and novelist, was born of poor parents in Paddington, London, and was educated for a few...

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1905 Romance of the MIGHTY DEEP Agnes GIBERNE
1905 Romance of the MIGHTY DEEP Agnes GIBERNE

Price: £132.00

  A scarce early edition of this illustrated exploration of oceanic natural history for children, in a lovely full calf binding. The Second Edition. With a James Galt bookseller's label to the front pastedown. In...

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1906 Ants Bees and Wasps Lord Avebury Coloured Plates
1906 Ants Bees and Wasps Lord Avebury Coloured Plates

Price: £49.00

A comprehensive investigation into the life and behaviours of ants, bees and wasps.Seventeenth edition, revised.With six plates, one of which is a folding maps and five of which are coloured.

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1906 Lord Avebury Ants Bees and Wasps Coloured Plates
1906 Lord Avebury Ants Bees and Wasps Coloured Plates

Price: £55.00

A comprehensive investigation into the life and behaviours of ants, bees and wasps.Seventeenth edition, revised.With seven plates, one of which is a folding maps and five of which are coloured.

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1907 Butterflies and Moths British W Furneaux Colour Plates Lepidoptera
1907 Butterflies and Moths British W Furneaux Colour Plates Lepidoptera

Price: £34.00

A lavishly illustrated guide to the study of British lepidoptera. New impression.Illustrated with several coloured plates.

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1907 Final Natural History Essays Graham Renshaw Illustrated Scarce Edition
1907 Final Natural History Essays Graham Renshaw Illustrated Scarce Edition

Price: £49.99

The scarce first edition of this final volume of a series of sixty essays on mammals, covering oxen, foxes, zebras, baboons and many other animals. Illustrated throughout with numerous black-and-white photographic plates. ...

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1907 Parasitism Organic and Social By Jean Massart Vandervelde Second Edition
1907 Parasitism Organic and Social By Jean Massart Vandervelde Second Edition

Price: £24.99

Parasitism Organic and Social by Jean Massart and mile Vandervelde. Translated into English by William Macdonald and revised by J. Arthur Thomson. Second edition. With a preface by Prof. Patrick Geddes (1854 - 1932) who was...

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1908 Alpines and Bog Plants by Reginald Farrer with Illustrations
1908 Alpines and Bog Plants by Reginald Farrer with Illustrations

Price: £75.00

A copy of this book on Alpines and Bog-Plants by Reginald Farrer.With illustrations.Reginald John Farrer (17 February 1880 17 October 1920), was a traveller and plant collector. He published a number of books, although is best known...

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1908 The Fern World Francis George Heath Coloured Plates
1908 The Fern World Francis George Heath Coloured Plates

Price: £60.00

A study of British ferns from Francis George Heath. Eleventh edition. Illustrated with twelve coloured plates.

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1909 Rivers and Streams of England PALMER BRADLEY FIRST
1909 Rivers and Streams of England PALMER BRADLEY FIRST

Price: £99.99

A richly illustrated tour of the waterways of England. First edition. With seventy-four full-colour, tissue-guarded illustrations by Sutton Palmer, and a fold-out sketch map of England and its rivers to the rear of the book. Publisher's...

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1909 The Balance Of Nature Animal Foes And Friends George Abbey Illustrated 1st
1909 The Balance Of Nature Animal Foes And Friends George Abbey Illustrated 1st

Price: £69.99

A nicely illustrated first edition of this early twentieth-century work on British natu

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1909 Wild NATURE'S Ways R. Kearton Illustrated Bickers Binding
1909 Wild NATURE'S Ways R. Kearton Illustrated Bickers Binding

Price: £120.00

A truly fascinating work of natural history, exploring different species within wild nature. Fourth reprint of the first edition. Featuring 200 illustrations from photographs taken directly from nature by the author Richard...

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1910 2vol Kearton's Nature Pictures Wildlife Photography Richard Cherry Kearton.
1910 2vol Kearton's Nature Pictures Wildlife Photography Richard Cherry Kearton.

Price: £49.99

A collection of the wildlife photographs of renowned photographers, Richard and Cherry Kearton. Illustrated with many photogravure plates and illustrations in the text.Cherry Kearton was a great animal photographer. In the summer of...

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1910 Plant Life in Alpine Switzerland by E A Newell Arber with Plates
1910 Plant Life in Alpine Switzerland by E A Newell Arber with Plates

Price: £24.00

A copy of this natural history book on Plant Life in Alpine Switzerland.By E. A. Newell Arber, M.A., F.L.S., F.G.S. Trinity College, Cambridge, University Demonstrator in Palaeobotany.Illustrated by 48 plates of photographs from nature,...

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1911 H Coupin John Lea The Wonders of Animal Ingenuity Calf Prize Binding Illus
1911 H Coupin John Lea The Wonders of Animal Ingenuity Calf Prize Binding Illus

Price: £30.00

A prize copy of H Coupin and John Lea's The Wonders of Animal Ingenuity.A natural history of several examples of fascinating creatures including trap-door spiders, pocket-gophers, and robber-crabs.

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1911 W. Furneaux Butterflies and Moths (British) Prize Binding Illustrated
1911 W. Furneaux Butterflies and Moths (British) Prize Binding Illustrated

Price: £99.99

A handsome reissue of the 1907 new issue of Furneaux's Butterflies and Moths (British).A detailed and thorough examination of British butterflies and moths, including their development and seasonal habits.With twelve coloured...

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1912 Animal Romances Africa RENSHAW FIRST SCARCE
1912 Animal Romances Africa RENSHAW FIRST SCARCE

Price: £159.99

A copy of the scarce More Animal Romances by Renshaw First Edition Scarce. A travelogue of animal descriptions in Africa with many photographs More Animal Romances is Renshaw's second book to present 'the animals as actually...

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1912 Boston Society Natural History Vol 7 Phylogeny Echini Palaeozoic Jackson
1912 Boston Society Natural History Vol 7 Phylogeny Echini Palaeozoic Jackson

Price: £175.00

The scarce volume VII of these fascinating memoirs of Natural History. A wonderful study of sea urchins and their ancient history by Robert Tracy Jackson. Seventy six plates to the rear, each with their own description. With...

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1912 George Bentham Handbook Of British Flora Prize Copy Armorial Binding
1912 George Bentham Handbook Of British Flora Prize Copy Armorial Binding

Price: £36.00

A prize copy of Bentham's handbook on British flora, attractively bound in an armorial binding of Bridgnorth Grammar School.George Bentham was an English botanist, characterised by Duane Isely as "the premier systematic botanist...

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1912 Reptiles Amphibia Fishes and Lower Chordata Lydekker Coloured Plates First
1912 Reptiles Amphibia Fishes and Lower Chordata Lydekker Coloured Plates First

Price: £39.99

A first edition of this fascinating study of reptiles, amphibians, fish, tunicates and cyclostomata.  Including physiological, reprodutive and behavioural characteristics, along with their place within their ecosystems and...

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1913 The Romance of the Newfoundland Caribou A R Dugmore Illustrated Canada 1st
1913 The Romance of the Newfoundland Caribou A R Dugmore Illustrated Canada 1st

Price: £99.99

An illustrated study of the lives of Canadian caribou. First UK edition. Illustrated throughout with many plates, and a folding map to the rear. With chapters on migrations, game laws of Newfoundland, mating season,...

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1913 Wild Animals At Home By Ernest Thompson Seton Illustrated Second Edition
1913 Wild Animals At Home By Ernest Thompson Seton Illustrated Second Edition

Price: £39.99

Wild Animals at Home by Ernest Thompson Seton. Illustrated with over one hundred and fifty sketches and photographs by the author. Second edition. Ernest Thompson Seton (1860 - 1946) was an American who became a noted author, wildlife...

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1914 Hampson Catalogue Of Amatidae and Arctiadae British Museum Collection First
1914 Hampson Catalogue Of Amatidae and Arctiadae British Museum Collection First

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Catalogue of the Amatidae and Arctiadae (Nolinae and Lithosianae) in the Collection of the British Museum. Supplement Volume I by Sir George F. Hampson, Bart. First edition. Sir George Francis Hampson, 10th Baronet (1860 - 1936)...

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1914 Rosalind Northcote Devon Its Moorland Streams And Coasts Illustrated
1914 Rosalind Northcote Devon Its Moorland Streams And Coasts Illustrated

Price: £20.00

A illustrated work on the county of Devon.With fifty colour plates throughout, the work deals with the county's moorlands, streams and coasts.

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1914-16 2vol The Hunting Wasps and Mason Bees J Henri Fabre Natural History
1914-16 2vol The Hunting Wasps and Mason Bees J Henri Fabre Natural History

Price: £25.00

Two volumes of the natural history works of J. Henri Fabre. Contaning:The Mason Bees (1914)The Hunting Wasps (1916)Translated from the French by Alexander Teixera de Mattos. Jean-Henri Casimir Fabre (December 22, 1823 - October...

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1914-19 2vol The Hunting Wasps and Mason Wasps J Henri Fabre
1914-19 2vol The Hunting Wasps and Mason Wasps J Henri Fabre

Price: £55.00

Two volumes of the natural history works of J. Henri Fabre. Contaning:The Mason Wasps (1914)The Hunting Wasps (1919)Translated from the French by Alexander Teixera de Mattos. Jean-Henri Casimir Fabre (December 22, 1823 - October 11,...

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1915 A Monograph of British Marine Annelids Polychaeta William McIntosh
1915 A Monograph of British Marine Annelids Polychaeta William McIntosh

Price: £95.00

A scarce work on annelid worms from William Carmichael McIntoshIllustrated throughout with many diagrams in the text. Published for the Ray Society.The Ray Society is a scientific text publication society founded in 1844. It was named...

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1916 3vol Wild Life of the World R Lydekker Colour Drawings Natural History
1916 3vol Wild Life of the World R Lydekker Colour Drawings Natural History

Price: £195.00

A lavishly illustrated study of the animals of the world, written by naturalist, Richard Lydekker. Illustrated with one hundred and twenty plates in colour, and hundreds of other vignette engravings. Including chapters on squirrels,...

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1916 The Invertebrate Fauna of Nottinghamshire J W Carr First Edition
1916 The Invertebrate Fauna of Nottinghamshire J W Carr First Edition

Price: £69.99

The first edition of this catalogue of Nottinghamshire fauna. Arranged by family, and containing distribuition, blooming dates, and common locations.

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1917 Observations Reflections WILD CREATURES Colonel Maurice
1917 Observations Reflections WILD CREATURES Colonel Maurice

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A scarce first edition of this wonderful and passionate ode to the beauty of wild nature, inscribed by the author to his nephew. Ink inscription from author to verso of front free-endpaper reads: Timothy Maurice with best wishes...

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1918 The Wonders of Instinct Psychology Insects J H Fabre Illustrated
1918 The Wonders of Instinct Psychology Insects  J H Fabre Illustrated

Price: £22.00

The third impression of this natural history work from J. H. Fabre. With sixteen plates by Paul H. Fabre.Translated by Alexander Teixeira de Mattos and Bernard Miall.

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1919 2vol The Life of the Grasshopper Glow Worm Beetles J H Fabre Alexander
1919 2vol  The Life of the Grasshopper Glow Worm Beetles J H Fabre Alexander

Price: £45.00

A study of grasshoppers, glow-worms and beetles from French entomologist, J. H. Fabre.Fabre was a popular teacher, physicist, chemist and botanist. However, he is probably best known for his findings in the field of entomology,...

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1920 The Land of the Hills and Glens Seton Gordon Illustrated Scottish Country
1920 The Land of the Hills and Glens Seton Gordon Illustrated Scottish Country

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A study of the animals and plant life of the Hebrides from Seton Gordon. First edition. Illustrated throughout with many monochrome photographic plates.

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1921 Fabre's Book of Insects Coloured Plates E J Detmold Mrs R Stawell
1921 Fabre's Book of Insects Coloured Plates E J Detmold Mrs R Stawell

Price: £79.99

A lavishly-illustrated copy of Fabre's famous Book of Insects.Retold from Alexander Teixera de Mattos' translation of Fabre's "Souvenirs Entomologiques".Illustrated with many tipped-in coloured plates by E. J. Detmold. With chapters...

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1921 Foraminifera of the Philippine and Adjacent Seas Joseph A Cushman Illus
1921 Foraminifera of the Philippine and Adjacent Seas Joseph A Cushman Illus

Price: £30.00

A biological study of the foraminifera of the Philippines and surrounding area. Illustrated throughout with numerous plates.Joseph Augustine Cushman (January 31, 1881 April 16, 1949) was an American geologist, paleontologist and foraminiferologist....

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1922 The Vallley of Ten Thousand Smokes National GEOGRPHIC Society First
1922 The Vallley of Ten Thousand Smokes National GEOGRPHIC Society First

Price: £79.99

This fascinating first edition recounts the discoveries from the National Geographic Society's five year expedition to the Katmai region. Includes two-hundred and thirty-three illustrations, sixteen of which are coloured....

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1922 Wild Birds and Their Haunts W Halliday Illustrated First Edition
1922 Wild Birds and Their Haunts W Halliday Illustrated First Edition

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An ornithological study of the birds of the United Kingdom. First edition. WIth a foreward by Gene Stratton-Porter and an introduction by W. Percival Westell. With numerous illustrations throughout.

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1922 Wild Nature And Country Life By Woodman Forwarded Massingham First Edition
1922 Wild Nature And Country Life By Woodman Forwarded Massingham First Edition

Price: £80.00

A scarce first edition work on natural history.Written by an anonymous 'woodsman', a forward is here provided by H.J. Massingham, a prolific writer on ruralism. 

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1923 Wild AFRICAN ANIMALS Prince WILLIAM of SWEDEN
1923 Wild AFRICAN ANIMALS  Prince WILLIAM of SWEDEN

Price: £49.99

A bright first edition of Wild African Animals I Have Known by Prince William of Sweden. Bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering. With over 200 photographs of wild African animals. Prince Vilhelm of Sweden and Norway, (Carl...

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1923-25 4vol Hutchinson's Animals of All Countries Illustrated Colour Plates
1923-25 4vol Hutchinson's Animals of All Countries Illustrated Colour Plates

Price: £89.99

 A zoological study of the animals of the world. Illustrated throughout with hundreds of illustrations in the text, and fifty coloured plates (collated complete). Frank Finn (1868 - 1 October 1932) was an English...

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1925 Proceedings Of Dorset Natural History And Antiquarian Field Club Vol XLVI
1925 Proceedings Of Dorset Natural History And Antiquarian Field Club Vol XLVI

Price: £29.99

Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Antiquarian Field Club From May, 1924, to May, 1925. Volume XLVI, edited by J. M. J. Fletcher. Illustrated with maps and diagrams, some of which fold out. With a list of contents, of...

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1926 Secrets of BIRD Life BROOK Gilbert BIRDS Illus
1926 Secrets of BIRD Life BROOK Gilbert BIRDS Illus

Price: £24.99

Hardbound volume in green cloth covered boards with forty illustrations. This book is designed for the novice bird-watcher with short informative chapters on common British birds including ravens, dippers, kingfishers and much more,...

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1928 Wildfowl and Waders Nature and Sport in the Coastlands Pollard Southgate
1928 Wildfowl and Waders Nature and Sport in the Coastlands Pollard Southgate

Price: £160.00

A limited edition copy of this study of wildfowl of Britain. Number 664 of a limited press of nine hundred and fifty copies. Ilustrated throughout with sixteen colour plates by Frank Southgate. With chapters including Duck, Duck...

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1928-40 47vols The New Flora and Silva with Illustrations by E H M Cox
1928-40 47vols The New Flora and Silva with Illustrations by E H M Cox

Price: £450.00

A collection of The New Flora and Silva, founded by E. H. M. Cox in 1928.Editor - Lady Beatrix Stanley.In forty-seven volumes.These were issued monthly and are therefore a collection of, rather than a complete run for the years...

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1929 2vol Life Histories of North American Shore Birds Order Limicolae 1 and 2
1929 2vol Life Histories of North American Shore Birds Order Limicolae 1 and 2

Price: £49.99

Two volumes of this extensive study of the shore birds of North America. Parts 1 and 2 of the Shore Birds of North America, Order Limicolae set, part of a 21 volume work. First editions. With a frontispiece to each volume...

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1929 Ants Bees and Wasps John Lubbock Illus Terzi J G Myers Hymenoptera
1929 Ants Bees and Wasps John Lubbock Illus Terzi J G Myers Hymenoptera

Price: £85.00

An illustrated copy of this work of natural history.With four colour plates.The original work by Sir John Lubbock, a banker, politician, scientist and polymath. He wrote several works on Hymenoptera, insects, the intelligence of animals...

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1929 Natural History Society 1829-1929 Russell Goddard First Edition
1929 Natural History Society 1829-1929 Russell Goddard First Edition

Price: £24.00

A first edition of Goddard's history of the Natural History Society.With a frontispiece and a number of plates. With appendices, including a list of officers and new order and species.

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1929 Rock Gardens How to Plan and Plant Them by A Edwards
1929 Rock Gardens How to Plan and Plant Them by A Edwards

Price: £65.00

A copy of Rock Gardens How to Plan and Plant Them by A. Edwards.With Sections on the Wall, Paved, Marsh, and Water Gardens.With 8 plates in colour and 50 photographs and diagrams.

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1930 Crump Evolution As Outlined In Archaic Eastern Records Illustrated First
1930 Crump Evolution As Outlined In Archaic Eastern Records Illustrated First

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Evolution as outlined in the Archaic Eastern Records compiled and annotated by Basil Crump, with supplement Introduction to the Secret Doctrine by Helena P. Blavatski to rear. Illustrated with black and white plates. First...

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1931 S. N. Sedgwick The British Nature Book Illustrated Dustwrapper
1931 S. N. Sedgwick The British Nature Book Illustrated Dustwrapper

Price: £29.99

A copy of Sedgwick's The British Nature Book.Broken down into two-parts, the book has chapers on 'British Mammals', 'Reptiles', 'Arthropoda', and many, many more.Illustrated with engravings and photographic plates throughout.

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1931 Tropical Forest of the Caribbean Tom Gill Limited Edition
1931 Tropical Forest of the Caribbean Tom Gill Limited Edition

Price: £99.99

A smart copy of this study of the rainforests of the Caribbean. Number 609 of one thousand limited copies. With numerous monochrome photographs throughout.

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1932 Evelyn Cheesman Hunting Insects in the South Seas Illustrated First Edition
1932 Evelyn Cheesman Hunting Insects in the South Seas Illustrated First Edition

Price: £70.00

An illustrated first edition of this work of natural history.With eight black and white plates.Evelyn Cheesman was an British entomologist and traveller who collected over 70000 specimens in the South Pacific which she accompanied...

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1933 A Catalogue of the Works of Linnaeus Illustrated
1933 A Catalogue of the Works of Linnaeus Illustrated

Price: £120.00

A second edition of the Catalogue of the Works in Linnaeus.Carl Linnaeus (1707 1778), also known after his ennoblement as Carl von Linne, was a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, who laid the foundations for the modern biological...

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1936 Apes and Monkeys by E G Boulenger Illustrated Photographs First Edition
1936 Apes and Monkeys by E G Boulenger Illustrated Photographs First Edition

Price: £29.99

An interesting work on apes and monkeys, illustrated with numerous photographs. First edition.

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1936 Fabre's Book of Insects Mrs Rodolph Stawell E J Detmold Colour Plates
1936 Fabre's Book of Insects Mrs Rodolph Stawell  E J Detmold Colour Plates

Price: £69.99

An attractively illustrated work on the life of insects, based on the writings of Jean-Henri Fabre. Retold from Alexander Teixeira de Mattos' translation of Fabre's 'Souvenirs Entomologiques'.  Fifth printing of...

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1936 Mrs Rodolph Stawell Fabre's Book of Insects Illustrated Fourth Printing
1936 Mrs Rodolph Stawell Fabre's Book of Insects Illustrated Fourth Printing

Price: £99.99

A fourth printing of Fabre's excellent and beautifully illustrated Book of Insects, orginally published in 1921.This encyclopedia contains 12 tipped-in plates, all done by E. J Detmold. Edward Julius Detmold (1883 - 1957) and his twin...

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1936 Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History & Archeoloigcal Society Volume 57
1936 Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History & Archeoloigcal Society Volume 57

Price: £49.99

A detailed account of the archaeological activities in Dorset, including excavation of Maiden Castle and lists of members and meetings. Volumes 57. Featuring fold out plans and diagrams to help illustration the archaeological findings. Illustration...

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1937 J Wentworth Day Sporting Adventure Photogravure And Line By Fish Hawk First
1937 J Wentworth Day Sporting Adventure Photogravure And Line By Fish Hawk First

Price: £14.99

Sporting Adventure by J. Wentworth Day. With thirteen photogravue illustrations and fifty line drawings by "Fish-Hawk". First edition. A natural history book about J. Wentworth Day's observations on the lives of birds, illustrated...

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1937 The Present-Day Rock Garden by Sampson Clay First Edition
1937 The Present-Day Rock Garden by Sampson Clay First Edition

Price: £38.00

A first edition of The Present-Day Rock Garden by Sampson Clay.Being a Complimentary Volume to Farrer's "English Rock-Garden."With illustrations.

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1940 Foraminifera Their Classification and Economic Use by Joseph A Cushman
1940 Foraminifera Their Classification and Economic Use by Joseph A Cushman

Price: £45.00

A scarce copy of this book on Foraminifera Their Classification and Economic Use.Third Edition, Revised and Enlarged, with an Illustrated Key to the Genera.By Joseph A. Cushman, Research Associate in Micropalaeontology, Harvard University....

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1940 The Genus Tulipa by Sir A Daniel Hall Illustrated
1940 The Genus Tulipa by Sir A Daniel Hall Illustrated

Price: £49.99

A useful reference book on plants by Sir A. Daniel Hall.Vice-President of the Royal Horticultural Society, Late Director of the John Innes Horticultural Institution.With forty illustrations in colour by H. C. Osterstock.

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1941 2 Vols The Birds of the British Isles T A Coward Colour Illustrated Osprey
1941 2 Vols The Birds of the British Isles T A Coward  Colour Illustrated Osprey

Price: £39.99

A beautifully illustrated two volume study of the bird life local to Britain and their care for their young.Illustrated frontispiece portraits of a Raven and Capercaillie. Over four hundred accurately coloured illustrations by Archibald...

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1941 Proceedings of the Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural History Society
1941 Proceedings of the Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural History Society

Price: £39.99

A scarce account of the ninety-second annual meeting for the Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural History Society. Volume LXXXVI, of the meeting held on Wednesday 7th August 1940 at Taunton Castle. Featuring various photographic...

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1943-1951 10 Vol National Geographic Magazine Index Colour Plates Illus
1943-1951 10 Vol National Geographic Magazine Index Colour Plates Illus

Price: £225.00

This is a ten volume set of National Geographic magazines.Volumes include:Volume 83 January-June 1943Volume 84 July-December 1943Volume 85 January- June 1944Volume 88 July-December 1945Volume 92 July-December 1947Volume 93 January-June...

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