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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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