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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
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
GOSSE, P[hilip] H[enry]. The ocean. London. Printed for the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1845. 8vo. xii, 360pp. With an engraved frontispiece and a further 51 engraved illustrations. Original publisher's blind-stamped navy cloth, lettered in gilt. Lightly rubbed and marked. Armorial bookplate to FEP, frontispiece a trifle creased, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 22161
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
[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
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