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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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