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[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
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
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
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
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
[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
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
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
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
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
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
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
HUXLEY, Leonard. Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley. London. Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1903. Second edition. 8vo. In three volumes. With a photographic portrait frontispiece to each volume. Original publisher's red cloth, lettered in gilt. Extremities rubbed. Remnants of removed bookplates to FEPs, later inked ownership inscription to FFEP of Vol. I, occasional spotting. "Presentation copy", with embossed stamps to that effect to all title pages. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 21981