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[FORD, John Walker]. [Three manuscript commonplace volumes with provenance of John Walker Ford, 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
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
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
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
DARWIN, Charles. The variation of animals and plants under domestication. London. John Murray, 1888. Second edition, sixth thousand. 8vo. In two volumes. xiv, 473, [1]; x, 495, [1], With numerous engraved illustrations in the text. and a 32pp publisher's advertisement catalogue to Vol. II. Very slight rubbing a marking to extremities. Contemporary inked ownership inscriptions of S. H. Hammond to FEPs, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 500.00 Antiquates Ref. 19312
BACON, Francis. History Naturall And Experimentall, Of Life and Death. Or Of the Prolongation of Life. London. Printed by John Haviland for William Lee, and Humphrey Mosley, 1638. 12mo. [30], 395 [i.e. 435]pp, [3]. With an initial imprimatur leaf, an additional imprimatur on p.395 [i.e.435], and a terminal blank leaf. Contemporary blind-ruled calf, recently rebacked to style, recent contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Boards a trifle marked, some wear to corners. Recent plain endpapers, nineteenth-century ownership inscription to verso of title, light damp-staining throughout, single instance of ink underlining and marginal annotation. More > £ 650.00 Antiquates Ref. 15562