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1607 The Historie of Foure-Footed Beastes First Edition Scarce Plates Manticore
1607 The Historie of Foure-Footed Beastes First Edition Scarce Plates Manticore

Price: £4,750.00

A very scarce first edition of this illustrated bestiary.Collated: Lacking pages A1-6, B1, B3-5, C2-3, D6, FF1-6,  I5, M1, X2, 3H4, 3Y1-8. Title page in facsimile. Lacking the plate of Durer's Rhinoceros. Pages often misnumbered,...

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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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1670 Lexicon Geographicum In Quo Universi Orbis Urbes Provinciae P Ferrarius
1670 Lexicon Geographicum In Quo Universi Orbis Urbes Provinciae P Ferrarius

Price: £995.00

Philippus Ferrarius' Lexicon Geographicum. Two volumes bound in one.In the original Latin.This work is a geographical work on the cities of the New World, the regions, provinces and realms. Filippo Ferrari was in Italian Servite monk...

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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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1691 Anglo Britanni Thomas Guidott Illus De Thermis Britannicis Tractatus Roman
1691 Anglo Britanni Thomas Guidott Illus De Thermis Britannicis Tractatus Roman

Price: £425.00

The first edition of this Latin work regarding thermal baths and their medical properties. A scarce and fascinating work by this pioneering doctor of 'physick'. With a frontispiece, eight plates,...

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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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1742-44 4vol in1 The Modern Husbandman Gardening Horticulture William Ellis
1742-44 4vol in1 The Modern Husbandman Gardening Horticulture William Ellis

Price: £220.00

Four issues bound as one from this useful and practical work on agriculture by eighteenth century farmer William Ellis. A relatively clean copy of this popular work. Ellis, of Little Gaddesden...

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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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1757 A Methodical Synopsis of Mineral Waters Medicinal John Rutty 1st
1757 A Methodical Synopsis of Mineral Waters Medicinal John Rutty 1st

Price: £150.00

The first edition of John Rutty's concise and informative work on the benefits and properties of mineral waters. The first edition of this work. 'A Methodical Synopsis of Mineral Waters' gives...

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1759 A Practical Treatise of Husbandry M Duamel Du Monceau Illustrated Plates
1759 A Practical Treatise of Husbandry M Duamel Du Monceau Illustrated Plates

Price: £480.00

The first English edition of Duhamel du Monceau's treatise on husbandry. Illustrated, with six plates. Henri-Louis Duhamel du Monceau was a French physician and botanist. He carried out many...

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1765-68 4vols in1 Antonii de Haen Rationis Medendi Medical Viennese Hospital Practice Latin Uncommon
1765-68 4vols in1 Antonii de Haen Rationis Medendi Medical Viennese Hospital Practice Latin Uncommon

Price: £280.00

An early and uncommon edition of Anton de Haen's famous medical work on 18th century Viennese hospital practices. Four volumes of this work bound as one, complete with eight folding plates. ...

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1770 Rural Oeconomy Practical Husbandry Farmers Arthur Young First Edition
1770 Rural Oeconomy Practical Husbandry Farmers Arthur Young First Edition

Price: £210.00

The first edition of this work by famed agricultural author, campaigner and expert on agricultural improvement, Arthur Young. Published anonymously, this work is now known to be by Young. Young...

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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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1785 9vols Natural History General and Particular By Count De Buffon Smellie
1785 9vols Natural History General and Particular By Count De Buffon Smellie

Price: £4,100.00

Nine volumes of this popular of natural history.Scarce in this particular translation, especially in this complete state. A very good early translation of this classic work in a lovely original binding. Some hinges needing attention...

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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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1809-1811 3volin2 A General History of Birds and Quadrupeds Thomas Bewick Illus
1809-1811 3volin2 A General History of Birds and Quadrupeds Thomas Bewick Illus

Price: £260.00

Two interesting works of natural history.Engraved throughout and penned by popular author Thomas Bewick.With two volumes of A General History of British Birds (1809) bound as one and the second volume being A General History of...

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1811 A General History of Quadrupeds Thomas Bewick Sixth Edition Illustrated
1811 A General History of Quadrupeds Thomas Bewick Sixth Edition Illustrated

Price: £335.00

A Regency edition of Thomas Bewick's widely-read work on mammals, A General History of Quadrupeds.Sixth edition. Illustrated with hundreds of Bewick's famous engravings in the text. A General History of Quadrupeds appeared in 1790....

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1814 A Grammar of Botany Terms of Botany Robert Thornton Illustrated 2nd
1814 A Grammar of Botany Terms of Botany Robert Thornton Illustrated 2nd

Price: £240.00

The second edition of Robert John Thornton's collection of grammar and terms relating to botany, illustrated throughout. The second edition of this work. An interesting work on key terms and...

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1816-17 2vol Introduction to Entomology William Kirby W. Spence Colour Plates
1816-17 2vol Introduction to Entomology William Kirby W. Spence Colour Plates

Price: £135.00

A smartly rebound two volume set of William Spence and William Kirby's illustrated 'Introduction to Entomology', illustrated here by John Curtis. Volumes I and II only, lacking volumes III and...

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1819 Lectures On The Philosophy Of History Ezekiel Blomfield Hand Coloured Plates
1819 Lectures On The Philosophy Of History Ezekiel Blomfield Hand Coloured Plates

Price: £550.00

A beautifully illustrated work regarding the natural history, complete with twelve hand coloured maps. Scarce. Collated complete with twelve full page hand coloured maps. The first edition...

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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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1830 Gardens and Menagerie Quadrupeds Edward Bennett Illus William Harvey 1st
1830 Gardens and Menagerie Quadrupeds Edward Bennett Illus William Harvey 1st

Price: £45.00

The first edition of this illustrated work on quadrupeds, written by the zoologist Edward Turner Bennett, illustrated by William Turner, for the Zoological Society of London. The first edition...

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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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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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1831 Menageries Quadrupeds Elephant Uncommon Illustrated Leather
1831 Menageries Quadrupeds Elephant Uncommon Illustrated Leather

Price: £165.00

A fascinating and copiously illustrated work on the Elephant, from the ' Library of Entertaining Knowledge' series. Solely focused on the Indian and African elephant, this work contains descriptions...

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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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1832-3 2vol Arcana of Science and Art or An Annual Register John Limbird
1832-3 2vol Arcana of Science and Art or An Annual Register John Limbird

Price: £180.00

Two volumes of the Arcana of Science and Art.The Fifth and Sixth year of this anthological work which lists useful inventions and improvements, discoveries and new facts in numerous fields over that year.Inventions and discoveries...

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1833 Adaptation of External Nature Authors Presentation Copy John Kidd
1833 Adaptation of External Nature Authors Presentation Copy John Kidd

Price: £120.00

A interesting work of theological writing by the scientist John Kidd, discussing nature and the existence of God and mankind.. This particular volume is a presentation copy, with the a

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1833 The Natural History of Selborne Gilbert White Illustrated
1833 The Natural History of Selborne Gilbert White Illustrated

Price: £80.00

An illustrated copy of Gilbert White's 'The Natural History of Selborne', this edition being arrange for the used of children. This copy of Gilbert White's immensely popular 'The Natural History...

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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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1836 A Natural System of Botany or A Systematic View of The.. Vegetable Lindley
1836 A Natural System of Botany or A Systematic View of The.. Vegetable Lindley

Price: £28.00

A work on botany and the vegetable kingdom.The second edition of this work.Written by John Lindley, an English botanist, gardener and orchidologist.

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1836 Library of Agricultural and Horticultural Knowledge Hand-Colour Illus 3rd
1836 Library of Agricultural and Horticultural Knowledge Hand-Colour Illus 3rd

Price: £375.00

The third, highly extended, edition of this extensive reference work for agriculture and horticulture, illustrated with hand-coloured in-text illustrations. The third edition of this work. ...

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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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1840 On The Habit and Instinct of Animals William Swainson Illustrated Prize Bound
1840 On The Habit and Instinct of Animals William Swainson Illustrated Prize Bound

Price: £30.00

A prize bound edition of William Swainson's 'On Habits and Instincts of Animals', with illustrations. A charming copy of Swainson's examination of the 'Habits and Instincts of Animals'. ...

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1841 A History of British Fishes Vol I Yarrell Illustrated Signed Letter
1841 A History of British Fishes Vol I Yarrell Illustrated Signed Letter

Price: £400.00

A second edition, copiously illustrated copy of this fascinating study of the indigenous fishes of Britain. William Yarrell was an English zoologist, prolific writer, bookseller and naturalist...

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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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1841 John Lindley Elements of Botany Fourth Edition Scarce Diagrams
1841 John Lindley Elements of Botany Fourth Edition Scarce Diagrams

Price: £35.00

A fourth edition of John Lindley's important work on Botany.The fourth edition of what had previously been titled 'The Outline of the First Principles of Botany'Scarce in any edition.Profusely illustrated throughout with botanical...

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1844 Physiognomy Ruling Passions of the Mind JC Lavater Translated From Original
1844 Physiognomy Ruling Passions of the Mind JC Lavater Translated From Original

Price: £95.00

A very scarce and pleasing copy of this work of nineteenth century scientific study, discussing the then popular practice of Physiognomy. Translated from the original work into English. Twentieth...

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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 Voyage Au Pole Sud et Dans L'Oceanie Dumont-D'urville 1st Botanical Hombron
1845 Voyage Au Pole Sud et Dans L'Oceanie Dumont-D'urville 1st Botanical Hombron

Price: £220.00

A volume from the large series recording the French voyage of the Astrolabe and Zelee between 1837 and 1840 to investigate Antarctica. This volume regards the botanical research undertaken during this expedition. ...

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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 2vol History of Inventions Discoveries Origins Beckmann Fourth Edition
1846 2vol History of Inventions Discoveries Origins Beckmann Fourth Edition

Price: £90.00

A fourth edition copy of 'A History of Inventions, Discoveries, and Origins', complete in two volumes. Translated from the original german by William Johnston, revised and edited by William...

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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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1846 The Ocean Philip H. Gosse Illustrated
1846 The Ocean Philip H. Gosse Illustrated

Price: £125.00

A smartly bound copy of this interesting illustrated look at the nature of the ocean, by Philip Henry Gosse. This work was written with the intention of describing objects of interest with the...

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1848 Coates's Herd Book Short-Horned Cattle H. Strafford Illus Very Scarce
1848 Coates's Herd Book Short-Horned Cattle H. Strafford Illus Very Scarce

Price: £125.00

A very scarce copy of H. Strafford's catalogue of the pedigree of cattle, illustrated throughout. A very scarce work. This volume is volume VIII only, dated 1848. This work is a detailed pedigree...

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1848 Mathematics for Practical Men Olinthus Gregory Illustrated Folding Plates
1848 Mathematics for Practical Men Olinthus Gregory Illustrated Folding Plates

Price: £125.00

The third edition of this interesting work on mathematics, written by Olinthus Gregory, illustrated with fourteen folding plates. The third edition of this work. 'Mathematics for Practical...

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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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1849 Letters of Rusticus on Natural History of Godalming Newman Illus 1st
1849 Letters of Rusticus on Natural History of Godalming Newman Illus 1st

Price: £40.00

The first edition of Edward Newman's interesting work on the state of natural history in Godalming, illustrated throughout. The first edition of this work. This work is an interesting look...

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1850 Natural History of the British Entomostraca Baird Illus Hand-Coloured 1st
1850 Natural History of the British Entomostraca Baird Illus Hand-Coloured 1st

Price: £125.00

The first edition of this work on the natural history of Entomostraca, illustrated with hand-coloured plates, written by William Baird. The first edition of this work. This work is an interesting...

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1850 The Natural History of Selbourne Rev. Gilbert White With Notes Edward Blyth
1850 The Natural History of Selbourne Rev. Gilbert White With Notes Edward Blyth

Price: £38.00

A scarce work natural history, being the seminal work of the naturalist Gilbert White. This volume is handsomely bound in the publisher's original cloth binding. A new edition. Written by...

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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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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 Gleanings in British Conchology J. Gwyn Jeffreys Illustrated Very Scarce
1858 Gleanings in British Conchology J. Gwyn Jeffreys Illustrated Very Scarce

Price: £75.00

A very scarce copy of the concise work on British conchology, written by John Gwyn Jeffreys, illustrated with one plate. A very scarce work. This work is an interesting look at British conchology,...

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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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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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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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1864 The Ox His Diseases and Their Treatment Dobson First Edition Very Scarce
1864 The Ox His Diseases and Their Treatment Dobson First Edition Very Scarce

Price: £120.00

A very scarce first edition copy of 'The Ox: His Diseases and Their Treatment', copiously illustrated throughout. A fascinating nineteenth century work on the anatomy and diseases of the Ox,...

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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 L'Oiseau Birds Jules Michelet H. Giacomelli French Illustrated
1867 L'Oiseau Birds Jules Michelet H. Giacomelli French Illustrated

Price: £80.00

A heavily illustrated work on the natural history of birds, written by Jules Michelet, illustrated throughout by Hector Giacomelli. In the original French. 'L'Oiseau' was Jules Michelet's first...

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1867 Le Buffon des Enfants Natural History P. Blanchard Illus Colour Plates
1867 Le Buffon des Enfants Natural History P. Blanchard Illus Colour Plates

Price: £240.00

A children's work on natural history, an abridgement of Buffon's encyclopedic work on natural history, illustrated with colour plates. In the original French. This work is an abridged version...

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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 The Trees of Old England Sketches Leo H Grindon Illustrated Botany Forests
1868 The Trees of Old England Sketches Leo H Grindon Illustrated Botany Forests

Price: £55.00

An interesting work on trees and forestry in England.Leopold Hartley Grindon was an educator and botanist. His collection of plants and related botanical drawings and writings formed one of the principle assets of the herbarium at...

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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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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 Chapters on Animals Philip Hamerton Verassat Bodmer Illustrated 1st
1874 Chapters on Animals Philip Hamerton Verassat Bodmer Illustrated 1st

Price: £160.00

The first edition of this collection of observations of animals in the country, written by Philip Gilbert Hamerton, illustrated throughout. The first edition of this work. This work is a collection...

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1874 Mountain Meadow and Mere G Christopher Davies Illus Bosworth W Harcourt
1874 Mountain Meadow and Mere G Christopher Davies Illus Bosworth W Harcourt

Price: £70.00

A work of natural history by G. Christopher Davies, illustrated with plates and vignettes throughout. A series of sketches of sport, scenery adventures and natural history. A scarce work,...

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1874 Synopsis of all Known Ferns Hooker Baker Illus Colour Plates
1874 Synopsis of all Known Ferns Hooker Baker Illus Colour Plates

Price: £450.00

An interesting analytical look at the different species of ferns, illustrated with coloured plates, and written by William Jackson Hooker and John Gilbert Baker. The second edition of this work....

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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 Natural History Antiquities of Selborne Gilbert White Illus Folding Plate
1875 Natural History Antiquities of Selborne Gilbert White Illus Folding Plate

Price: £120.00

A profusely illustrated copy of Gilbert White's famous work, illustrated throughout by Thomas Bewick, including with a folding plate. This copy of Gilbert White's immensely popular 'The Natural...

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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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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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1876 The Arctic World Travel Exploration Illustrated William Henry Davenport Adams
1876 The Arctic World Travel Exploration Illustrated William Henry Davenport Adams

Price: £80.00

A comprehensive sketch of the Arctic and its flora and fauna. Beautifully illustrated throughout. In the publisher's original binding. With 118 illustrations total. Collated, complete. There...

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1876-7 3vols in 1 Archaeological Natural History Society Proceedings and Index
1876-7 3vols in 1 Archaeological Natural History Society Proceedings and Index

Price: £65.00

Three volumes bound in one, charting the proceedings of the Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural History Society. Three volumes bound in one. The volume includes Vol XXI, Vol XXII, General...

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1877-1880 7vols The Zoologist E Harting Third Series Journal Natural History
1877-1880 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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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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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 Bird and Insects' Post-Office Robert Bloomfield Illus Very Scarce
1880 The Bird and Insects' Post-Office Robert Bloomfield Illus Very Scarce

Price: £145.00

Robert Bloomfield's collection of poems and letters about animals, giving the animals a voice in a playful manner. Robert Bloomfield was a poet and published his first poem, 'The Village Girl',...

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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 British Ferns and Their Allies Thomas Moore Evans Illus Colour Plates
1881 British Ferns and Their Allies Thomas Moore Evans Illus Colour Plates

Price: £28.00

A beautifully illustrated copy of Thomas Moore's abridged work on ferns, being a useful guide for those interested in the subject. 'British Ferns and Their Allies' is an abridgement of Moore's...

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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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1881 The Dwellers In Our Gardens Sara Wood Third Edition Illustrated Plates
1881 The Dwellers In Our Gardens Sara Wood Third Edition Illustrated Plates

Price: £28.00

A very scarce work by Sara Wood, handsomely bound in the publisher's original cloth binding. In the publisher's original cloth binding, this is a scarce work by Sara Wood. With the bookplate...

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1882 Natural History and Sport in Moray Charles St John First Thus Illustrated
1882 Natural History and Sport in Moray Charles St John First Thus Illustrated

Price: £250.00

A beautifully illustrated edition of this work by English naturalist and sportsman, Charles William George St John. This work regards Moray in Scotland. First thus, the first illustrated edition...

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1883 4vol Familiar Wild Birds 1st to 4th Series Illus W Swaysland Ornithology
1883 4vol Familiar Wild Birds 1st to 4th Series Illus W Swaysland Ornithology

Price: £145.00

A beautifully illustrated and informative ornithological work. Swaysland describes many wild birds indigenous to Britain, and eventually worldwide, across these four volumes. The first edition...

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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 Book of the Pig James Long First Edition Weir Wood Scarce Illustrated
1885 Book of the Pig James Long First Edition Weir Wood Scarce Illustrated

Price: £125.00

A scarce first edition copy of this charming and copiously illustrated instructional work on breeding, feeding, and raising pigs, by James Long. Collated, complete with fourteen black and white...

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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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1885 The Chrysanthemum F. W. Burbidge Signed Author's Presentation Illustrated
1885 The Chrysanthemum F. W. Burbidge Signed Author's Presentation Illustrated

Price: £90.00

The author's presentation copy of the second edition of Frederick Burbidge's work on the chrysanthemum series, illustrated throughout. Signed by the author. The second edition of this work....

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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 Permanent and Temporary Pastures with Descriptions Martin Sutton Illus
1886 Permanent and Temporary Pastures with Descriptions Martin Sutton Illus

Price: £55.00

The first edition of this illustrated work on grass by Martin J Sutton. This study is based on an essay by Martin Hope Sutton of the Sutton Seeds company. In the publisher's original binding....

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1886-87 2vols Yorkshire Philosophical Society Annual Report Science Scarce
1886-87 2vols Yorkshire Philosophical Society Annual Report Science Scarce

Price: £50.00

A two volume set of annual reports from the Yorkshire Philosophical Society, for the years 1885 and 1886. Very scarce in physical form. The Yorkshire Philosophical Society or YPS was founded...

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1888 Mental Evolution in Man George John Romanes Folding Frontispiece
1888 Mental Evolution in Man George John Romanes Folding Frontispiece

Price: £275.00

An interesting work looking defending Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, with this book looking at the affect of evolution on humans. This work focuses on the evolution of human cognitive...

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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 2vol Wild Beasts and Their Ways Samuel W. Baker First Edition Illustrated
1890 2vol Wild Beasts and Their Ways Samuel W. Baker First Edition Illustrated

Price: £350.00

A handsomely bound two volume set regarding wild animals by noted explorer Sir Samuel W. Baker, profusely illustrated throughout by Harry Dixon. The first edition. Handsomely rebound in half...

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1890 Curiosities Natural History First Series Buckland St Oswald's Ellesmere College Illustrated
1890 Curiosities Natural History First Series Buckland St Oswald's Ellesmere College Illustrated

Price: £110.00

A lovely leather bound copy of this fascinating work by Francis T. Buckland, the renowned English surgeon, zoologist, popular author and natural historian. Rebound in a lovely full polished...

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1890 Elementary Treatise on Physics Experimental and Applied Ganot E. Atkinson
1890 Elementary Treatise on Physics Experimental and Applied Ganot E. Atkinson

Price: £120.00

A scarce and profusely illustrated work of physics by Adolphe Ganot, translated and edited by E. Atkinson. This is lovely example of this extensive work from the nineteenth century. In a handsome...

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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 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 Mentzel's Schafzucht Sheep Breeds Illustrated German Work Third Edition
1892 Mentzel's Schafzucht Sheep Breeds Illustrated German Work Third Edition

Price: £120.00

A work on various sheep breeds.In the original German and original cloth binding. The third edition of this work.Illustrated, with forty plates throughout of various sheep breeds.Written by Oswald Mentzel.

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1892 Skriv og Keile Kalender Astrological Calendar Alexandra of Denmark Royal Bookplate Scarce Danis
1892 Skriv og Keile Kalender Astrological Calendar Alexandra of Denmark Royal Bookplate Scarce Danis

Price: £595.00

In the original Danish, a interesting work of meteorology and astronomy, from the library of the Queen consort, Alexandra of Denmark. A charming volume, with a fascinating royal connection....

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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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1893-1906 11vol Fur and Feather and Fin Series Illustrated
1893-1906 11vol Fur and Feather and Fin Series Illustrated

Price: £700.00

An illustrated collection of works looking at hunting of various animals in the wild, written and illustrated by various authors and artists. Complete in twelve volumes. This set is an interesting...

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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 Light Horses Breeds and Management 2nd Ed Live Stock Handbooks Illustrated
1894 Light Horses Breeds and Management 2nd Ed Live Stock Handbooks Illustrated

Price: £45.00

A second edition copy of this fascinating work on the breeding and management of horses; copiously illustrated throughout. A comprehensive reference work examining the following breeds of horses:...

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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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1894 Volume Two Darwiniana Essay Thomas H Huxley
1894 Volume Two Darwiniana Essay Thomas H Huxley

Price: £25.00

A collection of Thomas Huxley's essays focusing on Charles Darwin and his theory of evolution. Thomas Huxley was often referred to as ‘Darwin’s Bulldog’, as he was a great...

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1894-1904 6vol Fur and Feather and Fin Series Salmon Pheasant Trout Partridge Grouse Hare
1894-1904 6vol Fur and Feather and Fin Series Salmon Pheasant Trout Partridge Grouse Hare

Price: £375.00

Six volumes of the 'Fur and Feather and Fin Series' series regarding game animals from Longmans, Green and Co. All in the original uniform decorative cloth bindings and with information on the natural history of each...

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1895 Practical Electric Bell Fitting F. C. Allsop Illustrated Folding Plates
1895 Practical Electric Bell Fitting F. C. Allsop Illustrated Folding Plates

Price: £55.00

The fifth edition of F. C. Allsop's interesting work on electric bell fittings, illustrated with folding plates throughout. The fifth edition of this work. This work is an interesting discussion...

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1895 The Wild-Fowl and Sea-Fowl Great Britain J A Owen Illustrated Ornithology
1895 The Wild-Fowl and Sea-Fowl Great Britain J A Owen Illustrated Ornithology

Price: £55.00

A work of British ornithology exploring the native Wild-Fowl and Sea-Fowl, illustrated with numerous plates by Bryan Hook. In the publisher's original cloth binding. Written by Denham Jordan...

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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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1896-97 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 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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1899 A Manual of Zoology T Jeffery Parker and William A Hawswell Illustrated
1899 A Manual of Zoology T Jeffery Parker and William A Hawswell Illustrated

Price: £49.00

A manual to the study of zoology.Aimed at students in schools and as stated to preface 'to some extent in junior classes of universities'. The work is illustrated throughout, with upwards of 300 vignettes.This work is intended to be...

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1900 2vol Natural History Antiquities Selborne Garden Kalendar White Illustrated
1900 2vol Natural History Antiquities Selborne Garden Kalendar White Illustrated

Price: £210.00

A fascinating study of natural history that has inspired and influenced generations of naturalists (including Charles Darwin) with its vivid descriptions of the natural work that the author encountered in the countryside...

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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 Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne by Gilbert White Half Calf
1900 The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne by Gilbert White Half Calf

Price: £240.00

A charming copy of this work on natural history by Gilbert White.Gilbert White was a pioneering naturalist and ornithologist. He is best known for his The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne.This book was a compilation...

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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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1900-06 3vol The Physiology of Plants Botany W. Pfeffer Alfred Ewart Illustrated
1900-06 3vol The Physiology of Plants Botany W. Pfeffer Alfred Ewart Illustrated

Price: £170.00

The second edition of Alfred Ewart's translation of Wilhelm Pfeffer's informative work on the physiology of plants, illustrated throughout. The second edition of this work. Complete in three...

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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 The Unseen Universe or Physical Speculations on Future State Stewart Tait
1901 The Unseen Universe or Physical Speculations on Future State Stewart Tait

Price: £140.00

A handsome leather bound volume, written by two British physicists B. Stewart and P. G. Tait. An interesting work exploring a long-held debate surrounding the compatibility of religion and science. ...

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1901-02 3vol Works of William J. Long Charles Copeland Illustrated
1901-02 3vol Works of William J. Long Charles Copeland Illustrated

Price: £170.00

A nicely bound set of the nature works of William J. Long, profusely illustrated throughout by Charles Copeland. In three volumes. These three volumes are a collection of life studies of animals,...

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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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1902 2vol Rural England Agricultural and Social Researches H Rider Haggard Illus
1902 2vol Rural England Agricultural and Social Researches H Rider Haggard Illus

Price: £90.00

Two volumes of this agricultural work regarding Rural England. Profusely illustrated, with maps and illustrations to both volumes. The first edition of this work. With a frontispiece, thirty-one...

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1903 2vol The Illustrated Australian Medical Guide Muskett Souter Very Scarce
1903 2vol The Illustrated Australian Medical Guide Muskett Souter Very Scarce

Price: £240.00

A very scarce informative guide to anatomy and medical needs, with coloured plates, and with the very scarce additional pamphlet on women's anatomy. A very scarce work. This two volume work...

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1903 British Wild Flowers Relation to Insects Lord Avebury Illustrated Relfe
1903 British Wild Flowers Relation to Insects Lord Avebury Illustrated Relfe

Price: £55.00

A smartly bound copy of John Lubbock's guide to British wild flowers, illustrated throughout. This work is an interesting look at British wild flowers, discussing their habitat and appearance,...

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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 2vol The Natural History of Plants Anton Kerner Von Marilan FW Oliver
1904 2vol The Natural History of Plants Anton Kerner Von Marilan FW Oliver

Price: £95.00

An attractively bound two volume set exploring the natural history of plant life. Complete in two volumes. A charming work that offers a comprehensive look at the natural history of plant,...

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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 Zoology An Elementary Text-Book A E Shipley E W Macbride Second Ed
1904 Zoology An Elementary Text-Book A E Shipley E W Macbride Second Ed

Price: £24.00

An early twentieth century reference work on Zoology. Profusely illustrated with numerous in-text diagrams and drawings to support the scholarly work. In the original navy blue cloth binding....

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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 2 vols Wild Flowers Month My Month Edward Step First Edition Colour Illustrated
1905 2 vols Wild Flowers Month My Month Edward Step First Edition Colour Illustrated

Price: £120.00

A charming and copiously illustrated work on wild flowers by the notable nature writer Edward Step, complete in two volumes. Edward Step was the author of many popular and specialist books...

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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 Lives of the Hunted Ernest Thompson Seton Animals Illustrated
1905 Lives of the Hunted Ernest Thompson Seton Animals Illustrated

Price: £60.00

A smartly bound copy of this interesting collection of stories about wild animals, written by Ernest Thompson Seton, illustrated throughout. The sixth impression of this work. This is an interesting...

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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 Farming W M Tod Lucy Kemp-Welch Illus Manuring Cattle Horses
1907 Farming W M Tod Lucy Kemp-Welch Illus Manuring Cattle Horses

Price: £45.00

An informative guide to the basics of agriculture and farming livestock, with accompanying illustrations throughout. Second edition of this work, published May 1907. Issued as part of the Haddan...

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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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1907 The Romance of The Mighty Deep Ocean Agnes Giberne Illustrated
1907 The Romance of The Mighty Deep Ocean Agnes Giberne Illustrated

Price: £85.00

An attractive copy of this children's book by Agnes Giberne, illlustrated with several plates throughout. Written by Agnes Giberne, the noted children's author whose work aimed to covey as...

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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 Lives of the Hunted Ernest Thompson Seton Illustrated Animal Fiction
1908 Lives of the Hunted Ernest Thompson Seton Illustrated Animal Fiction

Price: £55.00

A work by Ernest Thompson Seton on various animals, illustrated throughout. Ernest Thompson Seton was an early pioneer in the modern school of animal fiction writing. He was also involved in...

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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 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 2vols The Vertebrate Fauna of Cheshire T. A. Coward Thomas Baddeley Illus
1910 2vols The Vertebrate Fauna of Cheshire T. A. Coward Thomas Baddeley Illus

Price: £155.00

A two volume set of works exploring the natural history of the English county of Cheshire, with the work edited by T. A. Coward. In a uniform cloth binding. Complete in two volumes. With...

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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 Automatic Recording Instruments Mechanical Engineer Illustrated Very Scarce
1911 Automatic Recording Instruments Mechanical Engineer Illustrated Very Scarce

Price: £50.00

A very scarce copy of this extract from 'The Mechanical Engineer', looking at automatic recording instruments, illustrated throughout. A very scarce work. An interesting look at recording instruments...

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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 North Sea Fishers And Fighteres Walter Wood Illus Fran H Mason
1911 North Sea Fishers And Fighteres Walter Wood Illus Fran H Mason

Price: £60.00

The first edition of this profusely illustrated guide to fishing in the North Sea. The first edition of the work. Collated complete with six coloured plates and sixty four monochrome plates...

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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 The Flora of Bristol James Walter White First Edition Coloured Map Illustrated
1912 The Flora of Bristol James Walter White First Edition Coloured Map Illustrated

Price: £40.00

An uncommon first edition of copy of this fascinating work on the flora of Bristol: exploring the geology, topography, vegetation, woodlands, climate and flora of this abundant district. James...

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1912 The Out-Door World or Young Collectors Handbook New Impression W Furneaux
1912 The Out-Door World or Young Collectors Handbook New Impression W Furneaux

Price: £70.00

A very handsome copy of this work of natural history by William Furneaux. A new impression of this work of natural history. Written by William Samuel Furneaux, noted for publishing numerous...

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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 The Story of the Heavens Sir Robert Ball Illustrated Folding Plates Space
1913 The Story of the Heavens Sir Robert Ball Illustrated Folding Plates Space

Price: £80.00

An attractive scientific work exploring the solar system, written by the Irish astronomer Sir Robert S. Ball. Profusely illustrated throughout, with a large folding plate. A exploration of...

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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

Price: £99.99

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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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 Tropical Wild Life William Beebe Theodore Roosevelt Illustrated 1st Edition
1917 Tropical Wild Life William Beebe Theodore Roosevelt Illustrated 1st Edition

Price: £49.00

A fascinating work of natural history from the beginning of the twentieth century. 'Volume I' is stated to the title page, although no subsequent volumes were published. The work is split...

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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

Price: £39.99

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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