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DARWIN, Charles. The darwin reader. London. Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 1957. First edition. 8vo. ix, [1], 481pp, [1]. With a black and white photographic portrait frontispiece. Original publisher's red cloth, lettered in gilt, printed paper dustwrapper. Slight edgewear to dustwrapper, inked price to front flap. Light browning to endpapers. A fine copy. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 21515
DIXON, Charles. Rural bird life: being essays on ornithology with instructions for preserving objects relating to that science. London. Longmans, Green, and Co., 1880. 8vo. xiv, 374pp. With an engraved colour frontispiece, a further four engraved plates, and numerous engraved illustrations in the text. Contemporary gilt-tooled navy calf, contrasting brown morocco lettering-piece, gilt supralibros of Hillbrow School, Rugby to upper boards, marbled edges. Lightly rubbed, spine sunned. Marbled endpapers, without front blank fly-leaf, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 16492
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
[FORD, John Walker]. [Three volumes of manuscript commonplace, with extensive notes on horticulture and planting]. [s.i.]. [s.n.], [s.d., c.1905] 8vo. Manuscript on paper. Three volumes; two in contemporary gilt-ruled red morocco, marbled edges (predominantly filled, the second with numerous leaves excised); the third, black half-calf over marbled boards, marbled edges (with many leaves unused). Extremities a trifle rubbed. Internally clean and crisp. Bookplates of John Walker Ford to FEPs of both full-calf volumes. More > £ 950.00 Antiquates Ref. 14484
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
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
HARDY, Captain Eric. A handlist of the birds of palestine. [s.i.]. Education Officer-in-Chief, G. H. Q., Middle East Forces, [1946]. First edition. 8vo. 47pp, [3]. Typescript, with a line map of North and Central Palestine. Stapled, as issued, in original publisher's drab paper wrappers. Extremities a trifle marked, horizontal fold. Whilst the upper wrapper describes this as ‘a handbook’, the title-page (‘Handlist’) is as above. More > £ 750.00 Antiquates Ref. 18995
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
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
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
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
MIVART, St. George. On the genesis of species. London. Macmillan & Co., 1871. First edition. 8vo. xv, [1], 296pp. With a half-title and numerous engraved illustrations in the text. Original publisher's blind-stamped green cloth, lettered in gilt. Lightly rubbed and marked, slight chipping to head and foot of spine. Residue from removed bookplate to FEP, contemporary inked ownership to recto of half-title - later deleted with coloured pencil, inked private library shelf number to title-page, a trifle toned. More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 18676
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