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WITHERS, W[illiam]. A letter to sir walter scott, bart. exposing certain fundamental errors in his late essay on planting, and containing observations on the pruning and thinning of woods, and maxims for profitable planting. London. Printed for Messrs. Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, By James Shalders, Holt, 1828. First edition. 8vo. 123pp, [1]. Uncut in original publisher's printed paper wrappers. A trifle dust-soiled, chipping to spine and wrapper edges. Internally clean and crisp. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 18938
WHITE, Gilbert. The natural history of selborne. London. John Van Voorst, 1843. New edition. 8vo. xvi, 398pp. With half-title. Attractively bound in contemporary richly gilt-tooled calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges. Slightest of spotting to boards. Marbled endpapers, armorial bookplate of 'Jasper More' to FEP, ink inscription to recto of blank fly-leaf; 'Henwick House / near / Worcester / Prize for / Drawing / 2nd Div. / Robt. Jasper More / Midsr. 1849 / A. Philips D. D.', internally ... More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 15364
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
SMILES, Samuel. Life of a scotch naturalist thomas edward associate of the linnean society. London. John Murray, 1882. New edition. 8vo. xxxv, [1], 392pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece, a further nine engraved plates, and 16 illustrations in the text after designs by George Reid, and an additional six illustrations/maps. Contemporary gilt-tooled tree-calf, contrasting green morocco lettering-piece, supralibros of Hillbrow School, Rugby to upper board, marbled edges. A trifle rubbed, spine sunned. Marbled endpapers, inked prize inscription to recto of front blank fly-leaf, occasional spotting. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 16493
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
[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
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
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
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
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
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
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