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An Illustration of the Sexual System of Linnaeus Vols I & II

by John Miller

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1779
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London: Published as the Act directs & Sold at the Author's House in Dorset Court near Parliament, 1779 A very good set in largely contemporary full leather bindings with 191 plates. Vol I is dated 1779; Vol II has a different title: 'An Illustration of the Termini Botanici of Linnaeus' and is dated 1789, but they are separate parts of… Read more
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The Moral of Flowers

by Rebecca Hey

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Published
1836
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3rd Edition
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London, Leeds: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green & Longman; and M Robinson, 1836 A very good copy of the third edition of this relatively scarce work by Rebecca Hey (who is not named on the title page), with 23 hand coloured plates as called for. In contemporary full morocco binding with extensive gilt decoration to boards, inner board edges and… Read more
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An Illustration of the Sexual System of Linnaeus Vols I & II

by John Miller

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1794
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London: Published as the Act directs & Sold at the Author's House in Dorset Court near Parliament, 1794 A good set in largely contemporary full leather bindings with 190 of 191 plates. Vol I is dated 1794; Vol II has a different title: 'An Illustration of the Termini Botanici of Linnaeus' and is dated 1789, but they are separate parts… Read more
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The Natural History of Selborne, to which are added The Naturalist's Calendar, Miscellaneous Observations, and Poems

by Gilbert White

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1825
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New Edition
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London: C and J Rivington; J and A Arch; Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green; et al, 1825 A good copy of the 2 volume 'new edition' with 4 plates - one hand coloured. In full calf bindings with the gilt coat of arms of John, Earl of Clare, to the boards. Spines with gilt lined raised bands and… Read more
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The Wild Flowers of England or Favourite Field Flowers Popularly Described

by Robert Tyas

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1860
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New Edition
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£225.17

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London: Houlston and Wright, 1860 A good to very good copy of the large paper edition 'revised' which includes both series of Favourite Field Flowers, and contains 24 hand coloured plates by James Andrews. In the original decorative cloth binding with all edges gilted. The binding has bright boards with bevelled edges and elaborate gilt flower and leaf design. The… Read more
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The Class Pisces arranged by the Baron Cuvier with supplementary additions

by Edward Griffith and Lieut,-Col. Charles Hamilton Smith

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1834
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1st Edition
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£178.81

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London: Whittaker and Co, 1834 A good copy of the 10th volume in the Griffith edition of 'The Animal Kingdom arranged in conformity with its Organization by the Baron Cuvier', which is complete in itself. The Griffith edition has particularly fine detailed plates which are black and white in most copies, and occasionally in colour. This copy has 64 black… Read more
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Voyage in Search of La Perouse. Performed by Order of the Constituent Assembly during the Years 1791, 1792, 1793, and 1794

by M Labillardiere

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1800
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1st Edition
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London: John Stockdale, 1800 A good copy of the complete 8vo 2 volume edition of the first English translation of Labillardiere's account. M Labillardiere was appointed as the Naturalist to the Voyage so his account is of particular interest for his descriptions of the environment and the plants and animals he encountered. With fold out map, and 45 black and… Read more
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The British Museum; or, Elegant Repository of Natural History Vols I - IV

by William Holloway and John Branch

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Published
1803
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1st Edition
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£821.19

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London: John Badcock, 1803 An extremely scarce complete set in contemporary tree calf bindings with 140 hand coloured plates. Vols I and II cover Quadrupeds; III is Fish and Insects and IV covers Birds. According to the Preface in Vol I this work was intended to be a British equivalent of Buffon in presenting a complete picture of the natural… Read more
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London : Printed for the Author and for F C and J Rivington, 1806 A fair set of the final 6 volumes of Edward Donovan's beautiful work, with 216 hand coloured plates. Donovan issued the first 10 volumes in parts between 1792 and 1801. He viewed the work as finished, issuing a new title, contents pages and advert. He decided… Read more
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British Zoology Vols I - IV

by Thomas Pennant

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Published
1776
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Fair
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4th Edition
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£927.15

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London: Benjamin White, 1776 A complete set of the 4th edition of Thomas Pennant's work in contemporary full leather bindings with 276 plates (of which 4 folding) and 4 decorative title pages. Classed as 'fair' mainly because the bindings, although complete, have a lot of wear and some splitting at the spine joints, and considerable wear to corners. The contents… Read more
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The Natural History of Fishes of the Perch Family. The Naturalist's Library. Ichthyology. Vol I

by Sir William Jardine

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1835
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1st Edition
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EDINBURGH: W H LIZARS, 1835 A fair copy of the 1st edition in the original publisher's cloth binding. With half title; black and white frontispiece portrait of Sir Joseph Banks; hand coloured vignette title page with picture of Pentaceros capensis; 2 further title pages; advert; contents listing; Memoir of Sir Joseph Banks; text with black and white illustrations and 34… Read more
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The Natural History of the Fishes of Guiana. Part I. and Part II. (The Naturalist's Library. Ichthyology. Vol III. Fishes of Guiana. Part I and Part II

by Robert H Schomburgk, Sir William Jardine - editor

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Published
1841
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Very Good
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1st Edition
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£370.86

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EDINBURGH: W H LIZARS, 1841 A very good 2 volume set of the 1st edition in original publisher's cloth binding with 61 plates, of which 59 are hand coloured. The bindings have the usual light sunning to spines and board edges. The spines have pulling and slight fraying to spine ends. Corners with light wear. Original green endpapers present and… Read more
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image of Popular British Entomology; containing a familiar and technical description of the insects most common to the various localities of the British Isles

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London : Reeve and Co, 1852 A good copy of the 2nd edition in the original decorative cloth binding with 16 hand coloured plates. This was part of the Popular History series published originally in the late 1840's - mid 1850's. The series was designed to give young people a good introduction to the study of nature and a range… Read more
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London: George Routledge and Sons A very good to near fine copy of Profitable Plants, which was originally published under the title Popular Economic Botany by Lovell Reeve as part of their Popular Natural History series. It is undated but probably circa 1865 and is unusual in retaining the original decorative spine design from the Popular Natural History series. It… Read more
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Popular History of the Aquarium of Marine and Fresh-water Animals and Plants

by George Brettingham Sowerby

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Published
1857
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1st Edition
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£125.83

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London: Lovell Reeve, 1857 A good copy of the 1st edition in the original decorative cloth binding with 20 hand coloured plates by George Brettingham Sowerby. One of the last volumes to be published in Lovell Reeve's Popular Natural History series, aimed at providing a good grounding for children and young people in a variety of natural science subjects. This… Read more
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image of The Natural History of Birds, from the works of the best authors, antient and modern: embellished with numerous plates Accurately Coloured from Nature

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Bungay: Printed and published by Brightly & Childs. Published also by T Kinnersley, 1815 A fair to good 2 volume set in new quarter cloth and marbled board bindings with 151 of 152 hand-coloured plates. As is usual with the Bungay publications, the paper quality is poor, tending to attract dirt and staining. The plate collation is always haphazard. An… Read more
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Erd- und Susswasser Gasteropoden der Schweiz. Mit zugabe einiger merkwurdigen exotischen arten [plate volume only]

by J D W Hartmann

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1844
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1st Edition
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St Gallen: Verlag von Scheitlin und Zollikofer, 1844 Plate volume only from this extremely scarce work by Johann Daniel Wilhelm Hartmann. With 84 plates of which 83 are hand coloured. Issued in parts between 1840 and 1844, it seems likely that the plates were issued separately. This volume in marbled paper covered card boards and cloth spine is made up… Read more
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Popular Physical Geology

by J Beete Jukes

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Published
1853
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1st Edition
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£105.96

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London : Reeve and Co, 1853 A good copy of this scarce work in the original decorative cloth binding with colour frontispiece and 19 further lithographed plates. Part of Lovell Reeve's Popular Natural History series which aimed to provide a good grounding for amateurs (mainly children and young people) in a number of natural history subjects. The binding has bright… Read more
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The Naturalist's Library. Ornithology. Vol XIV. Birds of Great Britain and Ireland. Part IV. Natatores

by Sir William Jardine

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Published
1843
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1st Edition
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£172.19

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Edinburgh: W H Lizars, 1843 A good to very good copy of the 1st edition of the final volume in Jardine's Naturalist's Library in the original publisher's binding. This volume covers seagulls and ducks among others. With volume listing; black and white frontispiece portrait of Wilson; black and white vignette title page of seagulls; 2 further title pages; publisher's advert;… Read more
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London : William Tegg, 1872 A good to very good copy in the original decorative cloth binding with colour frontispiece and 7 further colour plates. All page edges gilted. The binding has light mottling to the edges of the boards and the spine is slightly faded. The spine ends have slight pulling and reinforcement has been added at some point.… Read more
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