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BEWICK, Thomas. A history of British birds. Newcastle. Printed by J. Blackwell and Co., 1847. 8vo. In two volumes. xxxvi, 374, [4]; xxiii, [1], xi, [1], 406pp, [4]. Original publisher's green cloth, stamped in gilt and blind, later expertly rebacked preserving original spine panels. Lightly rubbed. Early inked ownership inscriptions to both FEPs, scattered foxing. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 16563
CORNARIUS, Janus. Constantini caesaris selectarum praeceptionum de agricultura libri VI = ginti. Iano Cornario Medico interprete. Lugundi [i.e. Lyon]. Seb. Gryphium, 1541. 8vo. 150, 153-154, 151-349pp, [16]. Leaf K4 misbound. Later gilt-tooled diced russia, all edges red. Rubbed, joints starting, some scoring to boards; but an attractive copy. Endpapers browned, ink-stamp of the Lawes Agricultural Trust to FEP, contemporary ownership inscription to title page: 'Johannis Alardi x Armcoruf(?) / Gronopol. 1544. empts.' marginal worm- track throughout the majority of text-block, closed tear to lower corner of final leaf ... More > £ 850.00 Antiquates Ref. 19652
[POUND, Ezra]. GOURMONT, Remy de. The natural philosophy of love. London. The Casanova Society, 1926. First British edition. Quarto. Limited edition of 1,500 copies on deckle-edged laid paper, of which this is copy number 346. x, 182pp, [2]. Unopened in original publisher's green cloth-backed cream paper boards, lettered in gilt, printed paper dustwrapper. Lightly rubbed and marked, dustwrapper browned and spotted, loss to head and foot of spine panel. Bookplate to FEP, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 85.00 Antiquates Ref. 24736
GOSSE, Edmund. The life of philip henry gosse. London. Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd., 1890. First edition. 8vo. viii, [2], 387pp, [1]. With a portrait frontispiece. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt. Lightly rubbed. Title page browned and foxed. Roger Senhouse's copy, with his book-label to FEP and pencilled annotations to front free-endpaper and blank fly-leaf. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 21998
WILLIAMS, J. H.. Bandoola. London. Rupert Hart-Davis, 1953. First edition, second impression. 8vo. 250pp, [2]. With eight illustrated coloured plates by Henry C. Pitz. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt, pictorial dustwrapper. Minor shelf-wear, dustwrapper sunned and chipped. Bookplate of George Lowe to FEP. Presentation copy, inked inscription to FFEP, over a small elephant sketch: 'George Lowe / With his salaam / Jim H. Williams / "Elephant Bill". More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 23442
WELLS, William Charles. Two essays: one upon single vision with two eyes; the other on dew. A letter to the right hon. lloyd, lord kenyon and an account of a female of the white race of mankind, part of whose skin resembles that of a negro; with some observations on the causes of the differences in colour and form between the white and negro races of men. London. Printed for Archibald Constable and Co., 1818. First collected edition. 8vo. [2], lxxiv, [2], 439pp, [1]. With a half-title. Original publisher's paper boards, recently rebacked and recornered, original publisher's printed paper lettering-piece laid-on. Extremities worn and marked, substantial loss to lettering-piece. Very occasional light spotting. More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 18653
LINTON, E. F., Rev.. Notes on the Dorset Flora. Dorchester. 'Dorset County Chronicle" Printing Works, 1908. First offprint edition. In two volumes. [1], 15-29; [3], 117-132pp, [1]. Presentation copy, inked inscriptions 'With the writers kind regards' to head of both wrappers.

[Together with:] LINTON, E. F., Rev. Dorset Plants. Dorchester. 'Dorset County Chronicle" Printing Works, 1905. First offprint edition.[3], 76-87pp, [1]. Presentation copy, inked inscription to head of wrapper: 'C. E. S. from E. F. L.'

[And:] LINTON, E. F., Rev. British Species of ... More >
£ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 23365
NASIR, Yasin J., RAFIQ, Rubina A.. Wild flowers of Pakistan. Karachi. Oxford University Press, 1995. First edition. Quarto. xxxiii, [1], 298pp. With 104 plates of colour photographs. Original publisher's cloth, lettered in gilt, pictorial dustwrapper. A trifle rubbed, short closed tear to foot of dustwrapper spine panel. Ink library 'damaged' stamp to title page, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 23214
BUCKLAND, Francis T.. Curiosities of natural history. London. Richard Bentley, 1871. First series (Vol. I): eleventh edition, second series (Vol. II): seventh edition. 8vo. In two volumes. [4], xvi, 362; xxiv, 360pp. With an engraved frontispiece to each volume and a further. Bound by Bickers & Son in contemporary gilt-tooled calf, morocco lettering-pieces, marbled edges. Extremities rubbed, spines sunned. Marbled endpapers, armorial bookplates of Mervyn Lloyd Peel to both FEPs, inked gift inscriptions to verso of both FFEPs. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 23127
PEEL, C[harles] V[ictor] A[lexander]. The zoological gardens of europe: their history and chief features. London. F. E. Robinson & Co., 1903. First edition. 8vo. xiv, 256pp. With a black and white photographic frontispiece, a further 47 black and white photographic illustrations, and an initial page of publisher's advertisements. Original publisher's red cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt. Very minor shelf-wear to extremities. Light browning to endpapers. A fine copy. Mervyn Lloyd Peel's copy, with his armorial bookplate to FEP and inked ownership inscription to recto of FFEP. Label stating ... More > £ 625.00 Antiquates Ref. 14846
GOSSE, P[hilip] H[enry]. The ocean. London. Printed for the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1845. 8vo. xii, 360pp. With an engraved frontispiece and a further 51 engraved illustrations. Original publisher's blind-stamped navy cloth, lettered in gilt. Lightly rubbed and marked. Armorial bookplate to FEP, frontispiece a trifle creased, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 22161
HUXLEY, Leonard. Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley. London. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1903. Second edition. 8vo. In three volumes. With a photographic portrait frontispiece to each volume. Original publisher's red cloth, lettered in gilt. Extremities rubbed. Remnants of removed bookplates to FEPs, later inked ownership inscription to FFEP of Vol. I, occasional spotting. "Presentation copy", with embossed stamps to that effect to all title pages. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 21981
LAWRENCE, T. E.. Seven pillars of wisdom a triumph. Stockholm. The Continental Book Company AB, 1946. Fifth edition, eighth impression. 8vo. 700pp. With fourteenth illustrations and four maps. Original publisher's buff cloth. Without dustwrapper. A trifle rubbed. Internally clean and crisp. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 22038
MURRAY, Richard Paget. The flora of somerset. Taunton. Published for the Society by Barnicott and Pearce, 1896. First edition. 8vo. lxi, [1], 437pp, [1]. With an illustrated frontispiece and a folding map of the county.

[Bound with:] MARSHALL, Edward Shearburn. A supplement to the flora of somerset. Taunton. Published by the Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural History Society, 1914. First edition. iv, 242pp.

8vo. Contemporary green cloth, lettered in gilt. Rubbed lower joint split.Inked ownership inscription to FFEP, else internally clean and crisp. More >
£ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 22039
GRAY, D. J. Thomson. Wild Nature in Strathearn. Crieff. David Philips, 1902. First edition. 8vo. xvi, 184pp, [2]. With a monochrome photographic frontispiece, a portrait of the author, and numerous engraved illustrations in the text. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed. Lightly foxed. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 22000
JEKYLL, Gertrude. Wall and water gardens. [London]. Country Life & George Newnes Ltd., [1901]. First edition. 8vo. xiv, 177pp, [1]. With 147 black and white photographic plates. Original publisher's green buckram, lettered in gilt. Lightly rubbed, spine sunned. Contemporary inked ownership inscription to half-title, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 21990