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JOHNSTON, George. A history of british sponges and lithophytes. Edinburgh. W. H. Lizars, 1842. First edition. 8vo. xii, 264pp. With 25 partially hand-coloured engraved plates. Original publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Extremities rubbed and lightly marked, slight surface loss to upper joint and foot of spine.Very occasional spotting, plates foxed. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of title-page: 'George Dunlop from his affc. uncle / the author'. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 16958
[ROSCOE, William]. An address, delivered before the proprietors of the botanic garden, in liverpool, previous to opening the garden, May 3, 1802. To which are added, the laws of the institution, and a list of the proprietors. Liverpool. Printed by J. M'Creery, 1802. First edition. 8vo. 60pp, [2]. With half-title and terminal blank leaf. Original publisher's two-tone paper boards. Extremities a trifle marked, armorial bookplates of 'Holland House to upper board and FEP, internally clean and crisp. More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 15145
TRIMMER, Mary, Mrs.. A natural history of the most remarkable quadrupeds, birds, fishes, serpents, reptiles, and insects. Chiswick. Printed by C. Whittigham, 1830. 12mo. In two volumes. viii, 240; viii, 240pp. With half-titles. Numerous wood-engravings in the text. Bound by Hodgson of Liverpool in contemporary blue calf, tooled in gilt and blind, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, marbled edges. A trifle rubbed. Marbled endpapers, scattered foxing. More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 21158
THOMSON, William. A practical treatise on the cultivation of the grape vine. Edinburgh. William Blackwood and Sons, 1871. Seventh edition. 8vo. [2], viii, 102pp. With a half-title, an 8pp terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue, and several engraved illustrations in the text. Original publisher's blind-stamped green cloth, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed. Internally clean and crisp. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 18507
SCHAFFER, Jacob Christian. Apus pisciformis insecti aquatici species noviter detecta brevibusque descripta a Jacobo Christiano Schaeffero... Ratisbonae [i.e. Regensburg]. Typis Christ. Gott. Seiffarti Viduae, 1757. Editio secunda [i.e. second edition]. Quarto. 24pp. With an engraved hand-coloured folding plate of anatomical diagrams of numerous specimens. Disbound. All leaves a trifle toned, A2 and A3 detached from text block, short tear to head of title, small paper repair to margin of same, occasional spots of light foxing, pen trial to verso of plate. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 10760
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
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
HOOKER, William Jackson. Flora Scotica; or a description of Scottish plants, arranged both according to the artifical and natural methods. London. Printed for Richard and Arthur Taylor, 1821. First edition. 8vo. In two parts. x, [2], 292, [4], 297pp, [7]. Uncut in original publisher's plain paper boards. Rubbed, some loss to head and foot of spine, splitting to joints, some marking. Upper hinge exposed, lightly foxed. From the library of C. E. Salmon with his ink inscription, dated 1918, to recto of FFEP. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 11182
FORSTER, T[homas] F[urly]. Flora Tonbrigensis; or, a catalogue of plants growing wild in the neighbourhood of Tonbridge Wells, arranged according to the Linnaean system... London. Printed by Richard and Arthur Taylor, 1816. Second edition. 8vo. vii, [1], 216pp. With three engraved, hand-coloured plates of plant specimens. Uncut in original publisher's drab paper boards, recently rebacked with tan paper, title in manuscript to spine and upper board. Lightly foxed, ink gift inscription to recto of FFEP 'John S. L. Gilmour / 28/9/30 / from Kingey(?)', alongside later ownership inscription 'A. J. Wilmott / 1944'. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 12423
DONN, James. PURSH, Frederick. Hortus Cantabrigiensis; or, a catalogue of plants indigenous and exotic. London. Printed by Richard and Arthur Taylor, for White, Cochrange, and Co..., 1815. Eighth edition. 8vo in 4s. [4], 355pp, [1]. Handsomely bound in contemporary speckled calf. Neat repair to lower joint at base of spine, very slightest of rubbing to extremities, else a fine copy. With the armorial bookplate of S.F. Granad, with motto 'Time Tryeth Truth', ink inscription of the same to head of title/p.9, and small pin-prick book-stamp to title and initial leaves of text. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 11561
MAREY, E[tienne] J[ules]. La machine animale: locomotion terrestre et aerienne. Paris. Librairie Germer Balliere, 1873. First edition. 8vo. x, 299, [1], 48pp. With 117 engraved illustrations in the text, and a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's gilt-stamped burgundy cloth. Rubbed and bumped, spine sunned. Head of text-block damp-stained, ink library stamp to verso of title page. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 25085
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