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1568 Sommario di Tutte le Scienze del Magnifico Messer Domenico Delfino
1568 Sommario di Tutte le Scienze del Magnifico Messer Domenico Delfino

Price: £1,200.00

A very scarce translation of Alfonso de la Torre's important humanist work on morals and human wisdom, here translated into Italian by Domencio Delfino, who was wrongly thought to be the sole author of this work. ...

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1599 Tabulae Astronomicae: Quibus Facile Omnia Capita, Quae ad Usum Sphaerae
1599 Tabulae Astronomicae: Quibus Facile Omnia Capita, Quae ad Usum Sphaerae

Price: £3,400.00

A very scarce first edition of this fascinating early Latin work on astronomy, written during the Copernican Revolution. This work contains countless tables for astronomical reference. Illustrated with three folding plates. ...

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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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1671 Speculum Matrics; or, the Expert Midwives Handmaid
1671 Speculum Matrics; or, the Expert Midwives Handmaid

Price: £8,500.00

A vanishingly scarce copy of the first English work on midwifery by Wolveridge, illustrated throughout, including with folding plates. A very scarce work. Last seen at auction in 1989. Almost...

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1682 Pharmacopoeia Londinensis or the New London Dispensary
1682 Pharmacopoeia Londinensis or the New London Dispensary

Price: £1,700.00

The scarce second edition of Thomas Salmon's translation of the noted medical text 'Pharmacopoeia Londinensis'. The first owner of this work was Dr Philip Wyatt Crowther (1752-1804) and Dr...

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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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1724 A Treatise Concerning the Manner of Fallowing of Ground Raising of Grass-Seeds…
1724 A Treatise Concerning the Manner of Fallowing of Ground  Raising of Grass-Seeds…

Price: £1,100.00

The first edition of this scarce work regarding husbandry, fallowing and grass-seeds. A fascinating insight into eighteenth century agriculture, and one of the earliest Scottish works on flax and hemp. ...

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1734 The Analyst or a Discourse Addressed to An Infidel Mathematician
1734 The Analyst or a Discourse Addressed to An Infidel Mathematician

Price: £11,250.00

The very scarce first edition of George Berkeley's mathematical treatise, critiquing the foundations of calculus. A foundational text, which influenced the development of calculus. The first...

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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 Pharmacopoeia Officinalis and Extemporanea, or, a Complete English Dispensatory
1742 Pharmacopoeia Officinalis and Extemporanea, or, a Complete English Dispensatory

Price: £450.00

A very bright and clean twelfth edition of John Quincy's popular medical work including a materia medica, and offering descriptions of many prescriptions. The twelfth edition of this work. ...

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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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1762 Horse-Hoeing Husbandry Vegetation and Tillage Jethro Tull Fourth Edition
1762 Horse-Hoeing Husbandry Vegetation and Tillage Jethro Tull Fourth Edition

Price: £490.00

The fourth edition of the pioneering agriculturist Jethro Tull's influential work on his ideas of agriculture, illustrated throughout with seven folding plates. The fourth edition of this work....

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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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1774 Nouvelle Chymie du Gout Polycarpe Poncelet
1774 Nouvelle Chymie du Gout Polycarpe Poncelet

Price: £675.00

An early edition of Polycarpe Poncelet's famous chemistry treatise regarding the chemistry of distillation. In a charming contemporary calf binding with bright illustrations. Both volumes bound...

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1776 Recherches Sur Les Maladies Chroniques, Particulierement Sur Les Hydropisies
1776 Recherches Sur Les Maladies Chroniques, Particulierement Sur Les Hydropisies

Price: £235.00

An uncommon copy of this French work on chronic diseases, looking in detail at dropsy, and providing solutions for doctors treating the illness. Written by Georges-Frederic Bacher. An uncommon...

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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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1793 History of Quadrupeds
1793 History of Quadrupeds

Price: £750.00

An important two volume work on natural history from popular naturalist Thomas Pennant. This acclaimed work of Thomas Pennant, a renowned Welsh naturalist of the eighteenth century, was 'originally...

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1798 Cours Elementaire de Chimie Theorique et Pratique
1798 Cours Elementaire de Chimie Theorique et Pratique

Price: £900.00

A scarce two volume work on the principals of chemistry. Written by Pierre Philippe Alyon, a French medical botanist and prolific author on scientific subjects. A smart set, bound in contemporary quarter calf bindings....

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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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1800 Principles of Modern Chemistry Systemically Arranged
1800 Principles of Modern Chemistry Systemically Arranged

Price: £250.00

A very scarce work by Dr. Frederic Charles Gren being an study of nineteenth century scientific study. Volume I only. Lacking volume II. This volume is illustrated with 6 plates bound to the...

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1802 2vols The Works of Natural History Gilbert White Illus Hand-Colour Plates
1802 2vols The Works of Natural History Gilbert White Illus Hand-Colour Plates

Price: £850.00

An illustrated edition of Gilbert White's natural history work of Selborne, illustrated with hand-coloured plates, with a bookplate from the Countess of Rothes. Complete in two volumes. With...

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1806 Philosophie Chimique Ou Verites Fondamentales de La Chimie Moderne
1806 Philosophie Chimique Ou Verites Fondamentales de La Chimie Moderne

Price: £160.00

The third edition of this scientific work by leading eighteenth century French chemis, Antoine Francois. Fourcroy was a chemist during a time of flourish for French science. His contemporaries...

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1807 Observations on Live Stock George Culley Scarce Illustrated Bailey
1807 Observations on Live Stock George Culley Scarce Illustrated Bailey

Price: £275.00

A half leather bound copy of this scarce work by the renowned English agriculturalist George Currey; one of the most authoritative English books on the breeding of livestock in the eighteenth century. ...

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1808 The Chemical Catechism With Notes, Illustrations and Experiments
1808 The Chemical Catechism With Notes, Illustrations and Experiments

Price: £200.00

A very scarce work of chemistry by the noted manufacturing chemist Samuel Parkes. Very scarce. Third edition, containing the new discoveries and other very considerable additions. This particular...

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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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1811 The Principles of Midwifery Including the Diseases of Women and Children
1811 The Principles of Midwifery Including the Diseases of Women and Children

Price: £450.00

The scarce second edition of this important medical work regarding to the science of midwifery, by noted surgeon John Burns. An excellent copy. A scarce edition of this work, which reached...

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1812 The Chemical Catechism, With Notes, Illustrations, and Experiments
1812 The Chemical Catechism, With Notes, Illustrations, and Experiments

Price: £140.00

The fifth edition of this educational work by the chemist Samuel Parkes, a good educational work on chemistry. Illustrated with a folding frontispiece. The fifth edition of this work. 'The...

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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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1814 The Chemical Catechism, with Notes, Illustrations, and Experiments
1814 The Chemical Catechism, with Notes, Illustrations, and Experiments

Price: £155.00

A rebound copy of Samuel Parkes important work answering numerous questions on chemistry, illustrated with a folding frontispiece. The sixth edition of this work. With the bookplate of Samuel...

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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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1817 Conversations on Chemistry the Elements of That Science
1817 Conversations on Chemistry the Elements of That Science

Price: £180.00

Jane Marcet's educational introductory work on chemistry, written for females in the nineteenth century. Illustrated throughout. Complete in two volumes. The fifth edition of this work. 'Conversations...

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1818 The Code of Health and Longevity
1818 The Code of Health and Longevity

Price: £90.00

A fourth edition copy of John Sinclair's fascinating treatise on health, containing instructional guidelines to prolong life, preserve health, and cure and alleviate disease. Sir John Sinclair...

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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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1820 A General History of Quadrupeds Thomas Bewick Seventh Edition Engravings
1820 A General History of Quadrupeds Thomas Bewick Seventh Edition Engravings

Price: £120.00

A smart, seventh edition copy of this popular natural history work, 'A General History of Quadrupeds'. Engraved throughout and penned by popular author Thomas Bewick. This work details 260...

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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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1821 Letters on Natural and Experimental Philosophy
1821 Letters on Natural and Experimental Philosophy

Price: £240.00

A smartly bound copy of this second edition of J. Joyce's educational work on a multitude of aspects of science, illustrated throughout, including with a folding plate. The second edition of...

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1821 Precis Elementaire de Physique Experimentale
1821 Precis Elementaire de Physique Experimentale

Price: £140.00

The second edition of Jean-Baptiste Biot's educational work on experimental physics, illustrated with numerous folding plates. Complete in two volumes. The second edition of this work. In...

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1821 Traite Elementaire de Physique
1821 Traite Elementaire de Physique

Price: £70.00

A smartly bound copy of the second volume of L'Abbe Hauy's interesting work on physics, looking at galvanic electricity, magnetism, and light, illustrated with twelve folding plates. In the...

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1822 2vols History of Cultivated Vegetables Henry Phillips Very Scarce First Edition
1822 2vols History of Cultivated Vegetables Henry Phillips Very Scarce First Edition

Price: £450.00

A very scarce first edition copy of this important work by the renowned horticulturist Henry Phillips; being the first work to specifically concentrate on the history on the history of vegetables. ...

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1823 Chemical Essays, Principally Relating to the Arts and Manufactures
1823 Chemical Essays, Principally Relating to the Arts and Manufactures

Price: £475.00

A smartly rebound copy of the second edition of Samuel Parkes' collection of sixteen essays on chemistry, illustrated throughout, including with folding plates. The second edition of this work....

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1823 Chimie Appliquee A L'Agriculture
1823 Chimie Appliquee A L'Agriculture

Price: £270.00

The first edition of this study of chemistry and its relation to agriculture by distinguished French chemist and industrialist Jean-Antoine Chaptal. A smart set in the publisher's wraps. Chaptal...

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1823 Natural and Chymical Treatise on Agriculture Gyllenborg Pilkinton Very Scarce
1823 Natural and Chymical Treatise on Agriculture Gyllenborg Pilkinton Very Scarce

Price: £295.00

A handsome and very scarce copy of this selection of extracts on agriculture from the works of Gustaf Adolf Gyllenborg; edited with additions by William Pilkinton. Gustaf Adolf Gyllenborg was...

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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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1825 Encyclopaedia of Agriculture Loudon First Edition Scarce Branston Illustrated
1825 Encyclopaedia of Agriculture Loudon First Edition Scarce Branston Illustrated

Price: £180.00

A scarce first edition copy of John Claudius Loudon's monumental encyclopedia of agriculture; with copious illustrations by Branston. John Claudius Loudon was a renowned Scottish botanist,...

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1825 Scientific Dialogues, Intended for the Instruction and Entertainment of Young
1825 Scientific Dialogues, Intended for the Instruction and Entertainment of Young

Price: £180.00

A rare set of this series, written for the educational use of young people. Written by the controversial minister Jeremiah Joyce. Illustrated throughout. Complete in six volumes. A set of works...

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1826 A Comparative View of the Various Institutions for the Assurance of Lives
1826 A Comparative View of the Various Institutions for the Assurance of Lives

Price: £2,500.00

The first edition of accomplished mathematician Charles Babbage's first written work. This work being the first thorough treatise on actuarial theory. With four leaves of publisher's adverts...

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1826 The Chemical Catechism
1826 The Chemical Catechism

Price: £240.00

A nicely bound copy of this concise instructional work on chemistry, written by the chemist Samuel Parkes. Illustrated, including with a folding plate. The twelfth edition of this work. 'The...

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1827 Elements of Agricultural Chemistry in a Course of Lectures
1827 Elements of Agricultural Chemistry in a Course of Lectures

Price: £300.00

A smart copy of the fourth edition of Humphry Davy's lectures on agricultural chemistry, illustrated with ten folding plates. The fourth edition of this work. A collection of lectures on various...

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1829 Illustrations of the Diseases of the Breast
1829 Illustrations of the Diseases of the Breast

Price: £2,100.00

The scarce first edition of this pioneering medical work on diseases of the breast. Illustrated, with colour plates depicting breast tissue and various diseases. Written by Sir Astley Paston...

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1829 The Farmer's Guide and Agriculturist's Companion A Taylor Second Edition Dairy
1829 The Farmer's Guide and Agriculturist's Companion A Taylor Second Edition Dairy

Price: £150.00

The second edition of this useful agricultural guide to book-keeping, crops, cattle and more. An enlarged edition of this title, which was first published in 1827. sdgssgsgsgsgdsgsgsgdsgdsgdsgdsgdsgdsgdsgdsgdsgdsgdsgdsgdsgdsgdsgdsgdsgdsgdsgdsgdsgdsgd ...

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1830 Domestic Medicine Treatise on Prevention and Cure of Diseases by Regimen
1830 Domestic Medicine Treatise on Prevention and Cure of Diseases by Regimen

Price: £170.00

An excellent copy of William Buchan's rare and educational work 'Domestic Medicine', offering cures to various diseases and illnesses. Rebound in a cloth binding. A new edition. This work...

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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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1830 Insect Architecture Insect Miscellanies
1830 Insect Architecture Insect Miscellanies

Price: £95.00

The first edition of these two works on insects, looking in depth at many types of insects and their natural history, illustrated throughout. The first edition of these works. In two volumes....

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1830 The Philosophy of Sleep
1830 The Philosophy of Sleep

Price: £90.00

A scarce first edition copy of this fascinating treatise on sleep by Robert Macnish; rebound in a full card binding with paper label tipped to spine. Robert Macnish was a renowned Scottish...

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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 An Historical Inquiry into the Production and Consumption of the Precious Metals
1831 An Historical Inquiry into the Production and Consumption of the Precious Metals

Price: £320.00

A very attractive copy of the first edition of William Jacob's look at the historical mining, production, and consumption of precious metals. The first edition of this work. Complete in two...

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1832 A Practical Compendium of Midwifery
1832 A Practical Compendium of Midwifery

Price: £195.00

A very scarce first edition copy of this informative medical work regarding midwifery. Comprising of seven lectures delivered by Robert Gooch, a physician who was a notable practitioner in midwifery. ...

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1832 An Account of Some of the Most Important Diseases Peculiar to Women
1832 An Account of Some of the Most Important Diseases Peculiar to Women

Price: £375.00

The first edition thus of Robert Gooch's fascinating and instructional work on diseases of women, illustrated throughout. The first edition thus of this work, being the first U.S. edition. ...

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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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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 Elements of Chemistry, Including the Recent Discoveries and Doctrines of Science
1834 Elements of Chemistry, Including the Recent Discoveries and Doctrines of Science

Price: £130.00

A nicely bound copy of Edward Turner's popular work on chemistry, a useful educational textbook. The fifth edition of this work. This work offers of a condensed view of chemical science as...

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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 Elements of Phrenology
1836 Elements of Phrenology

Price: £90.00

The fourth edition of George Combe's fascinating and influential work on the science of phrenology, written at a time when the science was very popular in England. Illustrated throughout. The...

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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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1837 Observations on the Preservation of Health
1837 Observations on the Preservation of Health

Price: £180.00

A very scarce first edition copy of this fascinating treatise on health by the renowned otologist John Harrison Curtis. Curtis was a renowned nineteenth century otologist who served as the Aurist...

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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 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 A Manual of Chemistry
1841 A Manual of Chemistry

Price: £295.00

An expansive work of chemistry written by the noted nineteenth century chemist William Thomas Brande. Illustrated with numerous in-text illustrations and diagrams throughout. Fifth edition,...

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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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1842 Chemistry in its Applications to Agriculture and Physiology
1842 Chemistry in its Applications to Agriculture and Physiology

Price: £42.00

A second edition copy of this fascinating treatise on chemistry, by the renowned German scientist Justus Freiherr von Liebig; in a signed 'Remnant and Edmonds' binding. Liebig is best known...

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1842 Hydropathy; or, The Cold Water Cure, As Practised by Vincent Priessnitz
1842 Hydropathy; or, The Cold Water Cure, As Practised by Vincent Priessnitz

Price: £220.00

A lovely rebound first edition copy of Richard Tappin Claridge's best known and most widely cited publication, 'Hydropathy; or, The Cold Water Cure, As Practised by Vincent Priessnitz'. Whilst...

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1842 The Water Cure a Practical Treatise on the Cure of Diseases by Water
1842 The Water Cure a Practical Treatise on the Cure of Diseases by Water

Price: £370.00

The first edition of this interesting work looking into the effectiveness of the water cure, written by a hydrotherapist Dr James Wilson. The first edition of this work. A significant Victorian...

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1843 Elementos de Quimica; Curso de Ciencias Fisicas
1843 Elementos de Quimica; Curso de Ciencias Fisicas

Price: £300.00

Two fascinating volumes on the works of the renowned French pharmacist and hygienist Apollinaire Bouchardat; translated from the original French into Spanish and rebound in a uniform binding. ...

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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 Outlines of Chemistry, for Use of Students
1845 Outlines of Chemistry, for Use of Students

Price: £50.00

A very scarce work from the nineteenth century outlining the principle of Chemistry written by William Gregory. Very scarce. Part I . Inorganic Chemistry only. A nice example of this work,...

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1845 Rural Economy Jean-Baptiste Boussingault Second London Edition Scarce
1845 Rural Economy Jean-Baptiste Boussingault Second London Edition Scarce

Price: £38.00

of Practical Farming. By J. B. Boussingault; George Law (translator.) ...

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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 Life at the Water Cure or a Month at Malvern a Diary
1846 Life at the Water Cure or a Month at Malvern a Diary

Price: £270.00

A very scarce first edition of the artist Richard James Lane's work documenting his experiences at the water cure clinic in Malvern, at a time when the water cure was rising in popularity. Illustrated with a folding frontispiece. ...

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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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1847 The Philosophy of the Inductive Sciences; The History of the Inductive Sciences
1847 The Philosophy of the Inductive Sciences; The History of the Inductive Sciences

Price: £995.00

A charming rebound set, containing second edition copies of two of William Whewell's best known works: 'The Philosophy of the Inductive Sciences' and 'The History of the Inductive Sciences'. ...

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1848 Curso Completo de Farmacia
1848 Curso Completo de Farmacia

Price: £90.00

A beautifully bound copy of Louis Rene Le-Canu's uncommon work on pharmacy. Complete in two volumes. In Spanish An uncommon work. An educational guide and textbook to the practice of pharmacy,...

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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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1851 A Universal Formulary
1851 A Universal Formulary

Price: £140.00

A very scarce work of medical history from the mid-nineteenth century, written by R. Eglesfeld Griffith. Second edition. This particular copy has been rebacked with the original backstrip...

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1851 Drops of Water Their Marvellous and Beautiful Inhabitants
1851 Drops of Water Their Marvellous and Beautiful Inhabitants

Price: £600.00

A very scarce work on the inhabitants of water droplets through a microscope. Last seen at auction in 1999, this delightful work of microscopy was one of the first books published that sparked...

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1851 Nouveau Manuel Complet de Numismatique Ancienne
1851 Nouveau Manuel Complet de Numismatique Ancienne

Price: £55.00

A nicely bound French work on the study of numismatics, witten by J. Barthelemy, in a nice half vellum binding. Written in the original French. A French textbook on numismatics, the study and...

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1852 Life, Health, and Disease
1852 Life, Health, and Disease

Price: £125.00

An uncommon and very smart copy of Edward Johnson's educational work on various aspects of sciences and medicines. In the original publisher's cloth. An uncommon work. With a half-title. Fourteenth...

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1853 Treasures of the Deep or Specimens of Scottish Sea-Weeds
1853 Treasures of the Deep or Specimens of Scottish Sea-Weeds

Price: £2,700.00

A very smart copy of this extremely scarce work of mounted seaweed specimens from Scotland in the mid nineteenth century. A primary source, providing useful insight into marine ecology of the era. ...

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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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1855 Bohn's Scientific Library
1855 Bohn's Scientific Library

Price: £120.00

Three fascinating volumes from the Bohn's Scientific Library' series. Containing the following three works: 'Scientific Dialogues for the Instruction and Entertainment of Young People;' by...

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1856 Oeuvres Completes de Buffon
1856 Oeuvres Completes de Buffon

Price: £40.00

A pleasing and uncommon copy of Volume IV of the complete works of Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon; containing his notable examinations on the natural history of minerals. Georges-Louis...

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1857 Hints to Young Barbados-Planters
1857 Hints to Young Barbados-Planters

Price: £4,500.00

A vanishingly scarce first edition of this compelling treatise on agriculture in Barbados, which is known for being prominently focussed on sugar. Written by the plantation owner Robert Reece. ...

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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 Contributions to Vital Statistics
1858 Contributions to Vital Statistics

Price: £80.00

A third edition copy of Francis Gustavus Paulus Neison's fascinating record of morality and sickness in England and Wales. With particular emphasis given to the influence of occupations, lifestyle,...

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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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1860 The Butterflies of Great Britain With Their Transformations Delineated
1860 The Butterflies of Great Britain With Their Transformations Delineated

Price: £325.00

An excellent copy of this beautifully illustrated work of noted entomologist J. O. Westwood, featuring hand-coloured plates by the author. This uncommon 1860 imprint of John Obadiah Westwood's...

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1861 On The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection
1861 On The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection

Price: £3,300.00

The third edition of Charles Darwin's influential scientific writing, widely considered to be the foundation of evolutionary biology. This copy is sympathetically rebound in a very smart cloth binding with the original...

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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 Biographisch-Literarisches Handworterbuch zur Geschichte der Exacten
1863 Biographisch-Literarisches Handworterbuch zur Geschichte der Exacten

Price: £145.00

A nicely rebound German encyclopedia of various scientific works, written by the physicist Johann Poggendorff. In two volumes. Written in the original German. An important encyclopedia giving...

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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 Elements of Physics or Natural Philosophy Written for General Use
1864 Elements of Physics or Natural Philosophy Written for General Use

Price: £20.00

The first 'Completed Edition' of Neil Arnott's noted guide and practical explanation of Physics. Written by a noted Scottish physician and inventor who received the Rumford Medal for constructing a smokeless fire grate....

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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 2vol Albert N'yanza Nile River Samuel Baker Illus Folding Map First Edition
1866 2vol Albert N'yanza Nile River Samuel Baker Illus Folding Map First Edition

Price: £195.00

The first edition of Samuel Baker's fascinating history of the River Nile, illustrated throughout, including with a folding map. The first edition of this work. Complete in two volumes. A...

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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 Histoire de la Chimie
1866 Histoire de la Chimie

Price: £300.00

A smartly bound second and the preferred edition of Ferdinand Hoefer's comprehensive history of chemistry, here in the original French. In the original French. The second and preferred edition...

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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 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 A Manual of Materia Medica and Therapeutics
1868 A Manual of Materia Medica and Therapeutics

Price: £120.00

Rarely seen in this smart

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1869 On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection
1869 On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection

Price: £1,400.00

The notable fifth edition of Charles Darwin's influential 'On the Origin of Species', this edition is important because it is the first time that Darwin uses the term 'survival of the fittest'. Illustrated with a folding...

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1869 The Elements of Inorganic Chemistry
1869 The Elements of Inorganic Chemistry

Price: £38.00

The fifth edition of John Charles Buckmaster's educational work looking at inorganic chemistry. The fifth edition of this work. An educational textbook looking at and discussing in detail inorganic...

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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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1871 The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex
1871 The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex

Price: £2,800.00

A first edition, first issue set of this famous work regarding evolutionary theory in the context of humans, by eminent Victorian naturalist Charles Darwin. The 'Descent of Man' was the first...

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1872 The American Dispensatory
1872 The American Dispensatory

Price: £750.00

A very scarce eighth edition copy of John King's famous reference text regarding nineteenth century practice of medical dispensaries. In a contemporary calf binding. Scarce in any edition,...

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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 An Illustrated Natural History of British Butterflies
1874 An Illustrated Natural History of British Butterflies

Price: £35.00

A comprehensive and illustrated guide to British butterflies from Edward Newman, a founding member of the Entomological Society of London. This detailed work from Edward Newman, a well-respected...

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1874 An Illustrated Natural History of British Butterflies and Moths
1874 An Illustrated Natural History of British Butterflies and Moths

Price: £60.00

A scarce entomological work looking at the lives and habits of moths and butterflies, beautifully illustrated throughout. A scarce work. Complete as two volumes bound as one. An extensive...

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1874 Bird-Life Being a History of the Bird Its Structure and Habits
1874 Bird-Life Being a History of the Bird Its Structure and Habits

Price: £275.00

A bright and clean copy of this important ornithological work, written by Alfred Brehm a leading German zoologist. An early English edition of this work, which is charmingly illustrated by many coloured plates. ...

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1874 Cahiers de Geographie Physique et Historique
1874 Cahiers de Geographie Physique et Historique

Price: £250.00

An excellent copy of this very scarce third edition of this French textbook for French students of geography, history, and physics. Illustrated with three folding maps. A very scarce work. ...

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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 Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex
1874 The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex

Price: £1,250.00

The second edition of this significant piece of scientific history regarding evolutionary theory in the context of humans, by eminent Victorian naturalist Charles Darwin. A superior copy of this important work. ...

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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 Quantitative Chemical Analysis
1876 Quantitative Chemical Analysis

Price: £220.00

An extremely smart and rather uncommon complete set of C. Fresenius' expansive work on quantitative chemistry, translated here by A. Vacher. Illustrated throughout. Complete in two volumes....

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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 The Forms of Water In Clouds and Rivers Ice and Glaciers
1876 The Forms of Water In Clouds and Rivers Ice and Glaciers

Price: £55.00

A handy scientific work, produced for the 'International Scientific Series' by prominent Irish physicist John Tyndall. The sixth edition of this particular work. Smartly bound in a full calf...

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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 Experimental Researches In Pure Applied and Physical Chemistry
1877 Experimental Researches In Pure Applied and Physical Chemistry

Price: £125.00

A very scarce work of scientific study by E. Frankland in which he discusses Pure, Applied and Physical Chemistry. In the publisher's original full cloth binding, with gilt lettering to the...

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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 Electric Lighting a Practical Treatise
1878 Electric Lighting a Practical Treatise

Price: £295.00

A very scarce first edition of Paget Bigg's translation of this interesting study on electric lighting, originally written in French by Hippolyte Fontaine, illustrated throughout. The first...

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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 The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection
1878 The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection

Price: £765.00

The sixth edition of Charles Darwin's popular scientific writing, considered to be the foundation of evolutionary biology. A respectable and early edition, which is held in its original cloth. ...

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1879 The Distribution of Rain Over the British Isles G Symons Illus Scarce 1st
1879 The Distribution of Rain Over the British Isles G Symons Illus Scarce 1st

Price: £45.00

The first edition of this very scarce look at the rainfall in Britain in 1878, written by George Symons. The first edition of this work. A scarce edition of this work. An interesting analysis...

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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 Systematisches Lehrbuch der Balneotherapie Einschliesslich Der Klimatotherapie
1880 Systematisches Lehrbuch der Balneotherapie Einschliesslich Der Klimatotherapie

Price: £70.00

A very scarce work of medical history dating from the late nineteenth century. This particular work is written in the original German. Very scarce. Fourth edition, revised. This particular...

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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 Ansichten Uber De Organische Chemie
1881 Ansichten Uber De Organische Chemie

Price: £120.00

A scarce work of chemistry by Dr. J. H. Van't Hoff, rebound in a half calf binding. Two volumes bound in one, this is a lovely example of this scarce work. Scarce. Written in the original German....

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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 Lezioni Sulla Teoria Dei Numeri P. G. Lejeune Dirichlet R. Dedekind Italian
1881 Lezioni Sulla Teoria Dei Numeri P. G. Lejeune Dirichlet R. Dedekind Italian

Price: £120.00

A scarce work of mathematical history from the late nineteenth century, originally by the mathematician P. G. Lejeune Dirichlet. In the original Italian. A work of mathematical history by...

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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 Elementary Treatise on Physics Experimental and Applied
1883 Elementary Treatise on Physics Experimental and Applied

Price: £120.00

A pleasing copy of this fascinating and copiously illustrated work on physics, by the renowned French author and publisher of physics textbooks Adolphe Ganot. In a signed 'Mudie' half polished...

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1884 Journal of Researches into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries Visited
1884 Journal of Researches into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries Visited

Price: £120.00

A nineteenth century edition of Charles Darwin's earliest and important work, discussing his experiences on his second voyage of the H.M.S. Beagle, and his scientific researches. Sixteenth thousand....

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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 Popular Lectures on Scientific Subjects
1884 Popular Lectures on Scientific Subjects

Price: £70.00

A very bright copy of Hermann von Helmholtz's collection of scientific lectures, illustrated with in-text engravings, A new edition. Incomplete in one volume, being the first volume of two....

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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 Spectrum Analysis
1885 Spectrum Analysis

Price: £220.00

A pleasing and uncommon English language edition of this fascinating and copiously illustrated nineteenth century work on spectroscopy. Original written and published in German by the renowned...

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1885 Spectrum Analysis: Six Lectures Delivered in 1868
1885 Spectrum Analysis: Six Lectures Delivered in 1868

Price: £150.00

A pleasing copy of this fascinating and copiously illustrated late nineteenth century work on spectroscopy by the renowned British chemist Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe. Containing six lectures...

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1885 The Forms of Water in Clouds & Rivers, Ice & Glaciers
1885 The Forms of Water in Clouds & Rivers, Ice & Glaciers

Price: £65.00

A smart copy of John Tyndall's illustrated discussion of water and hydrology. The ninth edition of this work. A fascinating work on hydrology, discussing various aspects of water, such as the...

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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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1887 Lectures on the Physiology of Plants
1887 Lectures on the Physiology of Plants

Price: £245.00

An uncommon first English edition of Julius von Sachs's notable lectures on plant physiology; in the publisher's original attractive quarter crushed morocco binding. Julius von Sachs was a...

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1888 A Short History of Natural Science and of the Progress of Discovery
1888 A Short History of Natural Science and of the Progress of Discovery

Price: £140.00

A bright copy of Arabella Buckley's educational work on the history of science, in a wonderful (if slightly nerve wracking) pictorial binding and illustrated throughout, including with a colour plate. ...

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1888 Insectivorous Plants
1888 Insectivorous Plants

Price: £160.00

A handsome scarce second edition copy of this fascinating study of carnivorous plants, by the renowned British naturalist and evolutionary theory pioneer Charles Darwin. First published in...

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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 Mount Vesuvius Pompeii J. Logan Lobley Illustrated Author's Presentation
1889 Mount Vesuvius Pompeii J. Logan Lobley Illustrated Author's Presentation

Price: £90.00

A profusely illustrated copy of J. Lobley's history of the famous Mount Vesuvius, an author's presentation copy. An author's presentation copy, inscribed to the recto to the front endpaper,...

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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 The Story of Chemistry
1889 The Story of Chemistry

Price: £95.00

A very scarce work of scientific history written by Harold W. Picton, and with an introduction by Sir Henry Roscoe. Very scarce. This work charts the story of scientific field of chemistry...

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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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1890 Selections From Physicians' Prescriptions
1890 Selections From Physicians' Prescriptions

Price: £70.00

An uncommonly well preserved copy of Jonathan Pereria's useful work explaining physician's prescriptions, in the publishers' original embossed cloth binding. An uncommon work. The eighteenth...

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