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Practical Gardener, or Improved System of Modern Horticulture adapted either to Small or Large Gardens:
Abercrombie, John (Rev'd by James Mean)

... Designed to assist those gentlemen who manage their own gardens and as a manual for professional horticulturists. Book Description: T Cadell, London, 1823. Third Edition. Hard Covers. Half calf with marbled boards with 4 raised bands, gilt. Gilt label and blind tooling to the panels. Hand marbled endpapers. 12mo. viii prelims + 548 pp + 24 pp index. Book Condition: Worn paper on boards; chipped head of spine and front hinge weak with lower half split but internally very good and free from foxing except for slight browning of the title page. No inscriptions but neat pencil notes and plan of a fruit garden dated Nov 5 1834 on reverse of rear fep. Strong on the Kitchen garden and the Fruit garden (inc listing 36 Good Varieties of Gooseberry) as well as the Hot House where no less than 22 pp are devoted to growing pineapples! Not a common work in this edition revised by a Head Gardener.

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Ref 10002 : £40
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Smaller British Birds, with descriptions of their nests, eggs, habits, etc., etc.
Adams, H. G. & H. B.

Gibbings & Co., London. 1894. Tall octavo. Hard covers. iv + 252pp. Original blue decorative cloth with gold blocked design of swallows over clouds with further decoration in black and gilt. 32 beautiful chromolithographic plates of birds and their eggs. The plates of the birds are by the master A F Lydon. Condition is good +. The contents are very good but the spine is sunned and worn at the extremities. The corners are bumped and some distinct shelf wear to the boards.

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Ref 10555 : £55
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A Book for the Sea-Side
Anon

Book Description: Religious Tract Society, London, n.d. Hard Covers. Original blind stamped green patterned cloth with a blocked gilt design incorporating shells and a starfish, on the upper board. Gilt blocked title to spine. No Jacket. viii + 275 + 4 (adverts), "with numerous engravings" (78) and frontispiece. These illustrations include views and charmingly dressed children in beach scenes, etc. 16mo. Book Condition: Good. Slight bumping to head & tail of spine and corners, with some pages a trifle grubby from handling. Lower board has some old red ink stains.

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Ref 10095 : £12
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The South African Garden Manual. A Compendium of Garden Practice under South African Conditions.
Anon.

Book Description: The Specialty Press of South Africa Ltd., Johannesburg, 1969. Completely revised edition. Hard covers, pictorial board. Octavo, 411 pp. Illustrated throughout the text plus plates, some coloured. Book Condition: Good. Contents clean but flyleaves heavily foxed and page edges toned

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A History of Quadrupeds
Bewick, Thomas

Book Description: T. Bewick, and Son; Longman & Co. London; and Wilson & Sons, York, 8th edition, 1824. Hard Covers, demy 8vo. x + 526 pp, printed title with vignette (neat C19th signature to top of tp) and hundreds of wood engravings by the author. Modern half cloth with paper covered boards by George's of Bristol. Book Condition: Very Good. Ex library with just the residue of label glue on feps and Dewey class number (761) to spine. Latin name of duck billed platipus in pen on final page. Contents clean and binding tight.

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Ref 10013 : £65
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Rambles with Nature Students.
Brightwen, Mrs. F. E. S.

Book Description: The Religious Tract Society, London, United Kingdom. No Date. Hard covers. Original publisher’s cloth. Carreras, Theo. (illustrator). 12mo. Book Condition: Fair. Some signs of damp to the boards. No Jacket. 131 illustrations throughout the volume which is arranged as a series of walks for each month of the year.

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Ref 10222 : £3
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Zoology; Being A Systematic Account of The General Structure, Habits, Instincts, and Uses of the Principal Families of the Animal Kingdom; as well as of The Chief Forms of Fossil Remains. 2 volumes.
Carpenter, William B. (Revised by W. S. Dallas)

Book Description: London: Bell and Daldy for Henry Bohn's Scientific Library, 1866 (Edition of 1857). 2 Hard Cover Volumes, crown 8vo. Original red embossed cloth with titles gilt. Book Condition: Vol 1; Small ink stain near head of spine and a weakness on lower hinge less than 1 cm in length. Vol 2; Sl stain on upper board and a v short split at head of spine. Otherwise both volumes in fine bright original state. 728 illustrations. Vol 1: 5 pp adverts + vi + 598 pp + 7 pp adverts. Vol 2: 5 pp adverts + vii + 588 pp inc Index to both vols + 7 pp adverts. A very handsome set.

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A Country Calendar: A Diary for Every Year.
Clare, John. Bewick, Tbomas (illustrator).

Book Description: Scolar Press, London, 1979. First Edition. Hard covers; laminated and decorated boards. 78 pp. Octavo. Book Condition: Near fine. Dust Jacket Condition: No dust-jacket. Perpetual diary unused.

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On the Origin of the Species By Means of Natural Selection or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.
Darwin, Charles. (Edited by William Bynum)

The 150th anniversary landmark edition. Book Description: Penguin Classics, London, 2009. Hard covers. Illustrated Boards. 8vo, lx + 516 pp. Publisher's deep blue faux leather with Damian Hirst designed panel on front board, end papers and quotation on the back cover. Silver blocked title on upper board and spine. Book Condition: Near Fine; just a little edge denting. Scarce in this hard covered edition.

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Ref 10250 : £19
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A Guide to Gardening in Southern Africa.
D'Ewes, Dudley R.

Book Description: C Struik Publishers, Cape Town, 1975. Original pictorial wraps. First Edition. Oblong quarto. 105 pp. Book Condition: Good; hinges rubbed. Copy in illustrated card covers with laminate protective covering adhered to card. Inscription on Title page. Colour plates with illustrations in the text. Two images.

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Ref 10334 : £8
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Our Rarer Birds being Studies in Ornithology & Oology.
Dixon, Charles

Book Description: Richard Bentley & Sons, London, 1888. Hard covers. Orig. dark blue cloth with fine gilt blocked eagle on upper board. Gilt title to spine. 20 chapter head illustrations by Charles Whymper with frontis. by Keulemans. xv + 373 pp + (2) adverts. Book Condition: Good. Extrems of spine chipped and corners bumped. Spine rather dull. Otherwise very good. 8vo.

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The Forester s Handbook.
Edlin, H.L.

Book Description: Thames and Hudson, London, 1953. First Edition, Green cloth hard-covers. Octavo, xii, 395 pp. 31 photogravure plates and 12 line drawings in the text. Book Condition: Fair, rubbed spine. Clearly been used in the woods, but as this will be wanted as a practical manual, it will be more than good enough for the task! See images.

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Ref 10356 : £6
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Treasury of Garden Writings for the Royal Horticultural Society.
Elliott, Charles (editor).

Book Description: Frances Lincoln, London, 2005. Hard covers. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo, silk marker. 68 illustrations, many in colour, from the Royal Horticultural Society's Lindley Library accompany writings on the garden and gardening from the 1st Century AD to the end of the 20th century.

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Bloodstock Breeding Winners in Europe and America.
Gill, James.

Elm Tree Books. 1977. Hard covers with dust-jacket. Very good condition. D/W slightly chipped. Extensively illustrated in black and white with colour plates. Over 300 pages and with index to nearly 3000 horses.

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The Book of Air & Water Wonders.
Hawks, Ellison.

Harrap, London. 1938. Hard covers. (Original Cloth). 272 pp., illustrated with black-and-white photographic frontispiece and thirty plates, tables, 24 figures in text, index. Book Condition: Very Good. No dust-jacket. Here he describes in plain language the wonders of air and water as found in nature. He tells of the atmosphere -- its composition, extent, pressure and temperature; of dew, mist and fog; of clouds, lightning, rain, and hail; of seasons, climate, and winds; of storms, including cyclones, tornadoes, and water spouts; of snow, frost, and ice; of glaciers and iceberg; of streams and rivers; of waterfalls and lakes. Not a common book but this original is less than half the price of reprinted replicas!

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Transactions of the Horticultural Society of London (later the Royal Horticultural Society, the RHS), Volume IV for 1820 & 1821. (First Series), plus the Transactions for 1822. Complete with all Coloured Plates!
Horticultural Society of London

Book Description: Printed by W. Nicol successor to W. Bulmer & Co., London, 1822. First edition. Large quarto with wide margins. Volume IV covers papers read in the years 1820 to 1821. Additionally bound with the papers for 1822. This is a rare volume dating back to the very beginning of the Horticultural Society of London, which was founded in 1804 and later became the Royal Horticultural Society (the RHS) that we know today. The papers cover a wide range of Horticultural subjects including experience of growing species in different parts of the country, by head gardeners and the landed gentry. Many well known names in the history of the garden contributed to the Society in these early years. A notable feature of this publication was its pioneering use of steel (as opposed to copper) for the engraved illustrations after 1820. A number of artists and engravers were involved in the production of the engravings, but in all cases these are exceptionally beautiful images skilfully rendered by a combination of different techniques including engraving, mezzotint, aquatint and stipple, coloured à la poupée (a time-consuming but effective method of inking the plate, whereby the printer inked up the different colours by the use of selective dabbing, sometimes finished by hand touching), and by hand. Book Condition: Most volumes offered for sale lack most, if not all, of the coloured plates. In this copy, all 22 called for plates are present; 1 is folding. 11 Plates: 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 14, 19, 20 & 21 are coloured. ADDITIONALLY, in this volume are the complete papers for the following year, 1822, with 3 more plates (all called for), 2 coloured. Of the 13 coloured plates, at least 9 are believed to be by William Jackson Hooker, considered one of the most inspired botanical illustrators. Drawings of these fruits by him are listed in the RHS Library catalogue and 5 plates actually have Hooker’s name engraved on them. Galleries can be found on the internet offering these plates at $200 to $350 each! The text is complete with Preface (vi); an Advertisement; a list of contents and of the plates, (16 pp); + 573 pp. + Appendix 10 pp. Lists of Drawings, Medals and Rewards; a list of books presented to the Library; the Banksian Medal and a list of Recipients; a List of Authors and an Index, blank. (48 pp). Also in this volume are the papers given in 1822. The text is complete with an Advertisement; a list of contents and of the plates, (iv); + 174 pp. + Lists of Drawings, Medals and Rewards; a list of Recipients of the Banksian Medal and Certificates; and a list of books presented to the Library. (22 pp). The volume is bound in the original half Morocco with green cloth to the boards. The spine has a blocked gilt title within an elaborately decorated frame. There has been professional restoration of the front hinge. The edges to the leather have gilt rulings and blind decoration. The cloth is somewhat worn and faded with a few stains and corners are bumped. All edges gilt. “Watered silk” endpapers. Tissue guards to all the plates. The engraved title is a little foxed. By and large the rest of the volume is free of foxing and although a few of the black and white plates are foxed, the coloured plates are clean. There is some evidence of pressed leaves dating back, probably, to the 19th century. This volume is heavy, 3 Kg, so email me with your location so as to agree the carrier and cost.

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Ref 10170 : £325
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Transactions of the Horticultural Society of London Volume II. (First Series)
Horticultural Society of London

Book Description: Printed by W. Bulmer and sold by J. Hatchard, London, 1818. Second edition. Large quarto with wide margins. Volume II covers papers read in the years 1812 to 1817. This is a rare volume dating back to the very beginning of the Horticultural Society of London, which was founded in 1804 and later became the Royal Horticultural Society (the RHS) that we know today. The papers cover a wide range of Horticultural subjects including experience of growing species in different parts of the country, designs for forcing houses, etc., by head gardeners and the landed gentry. Many well known names in the history of the garden contributed to the Society in these early years. A notable feature of this publication was its pioneering use of steel (as opposed to copper) for the engraved illustrations after 1820. A number of artists and engravers were involved in the production of the engravings, but in all cases these are exceptionally beautiful images skilfully rendered by a combination of different techniques including engraving, mezzotint, aquatint and stipple, coloured à la poupée (a time-consuming but effective method of inking the plate, whereby the printer inked up the different colours by the use of selective dabbing, sometimes finished by hand touching), and by hand. Book Condition: Most volumes offered for sale lack most, if not all, of the coloured plates. This volume has 30 plates in all; 2 are folding. 14 Plates: 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 21, 27 & 28** are coloured. Of the 14 coloured plates, at least 11 are believed to be by William Jackson Hooker, considered one of the most inspired botanical illustrators. Drawings of these fruits by him are listed in the RHS Library catalogue. Plate 19 (Ord Apple) and Plate 28* (Fruit of the Long-yen), have been excised. The text is complete with Preface (viii); The Charter of the Horticultural Society of London with a fine engraved headpiece after Reubens; an Advertisement; a list of contents and of the plates, (xxiv). Preliminary Observations on the volume by a Fellow of the Royal Society, (viii) + 410 pp. + Appendix 10 pp. Lists of Drawings, Medals, and Index plus a List of Authors. (26 pp). The volume is bound in the original half Morocco, with green cloth to the boards. The spine has a blocked gilt title within an elaborately decorated frame. The edges to the leather have gilt rulings and blind decoration. The cloth is somewhat worn and faded, corners are bumped and the hinges have been replaced using a matching cloth, preserving the “watered silk” endpapers. All edges gilt, a trifle rubbed. Tissue guards to all the plates. The engraved title is a little foxed. By and large the rest of the volume is free of foxing and although a few of the black and white plates are foxed, the coloured plates are clean. A couple of plates have closed edge tears. This volume is heavy, 2 Kg, so email me with your location so as to agree the carrier and cost.

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Ref 10171 : £275
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The Naturalist's Library Vol. XVII Mammalia: British Quadrupeds
Jardine, William and MacGillivray, W.

Book Description: London, W H Allen, 1884. Hard covers. Sm Octavo (6 3/4 x 4 1/4 inches) original red cloth with gilt and blind blocking. VG. Partly unopened. Frontispiece, engraved vignette title and 34 other hand coloured plates. Several engravings in the text. Text by Robert Hamilton, Memoir of Ulysses Aldrovandi. A very nice copy except for sunned and chipped head of spine. Two images available.

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Ref 10046 : £65
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British Wild Flowers
Loudon, Mrs J

Book Description: James Nelson, London, 3rd. edition, 1859. Half-Leather. 4to. Pp. xvi, 311 + 60 Plates. All edges marbled. Marbled endpapers. Weight 2.5 kg. Book Condition: Very Good. 60 fine large lithographic plates with original hand colouring hand-coloured plates as called for, all bright with paper guards and only occasional slight finger marks. Contemporary half morocco with gilt decorated spine, a trifle rubbed and frayed at extrems. A very attractive copy having generally clean pages with just occasional spotting and finger marks mainly on the text pages. The 60 plates are very finely hand-coloured and almost entirely free of foxing. This is a very nice copy of the very popular book by Jane Wells Loudon (née Webb) was an author, a prolific writer on botanical, horticultural and natural science subjects and a magazine editor. Jane studied botany after her marriage to author and landscape designer John Claudius Loudon. She attended lectures by the renowned botanist John Lindley, after whom the Royal Horticultural Society's (RHS) Lindley Library is named, and often wrote up her notes as articles. She travelled widely with her husband, acting as secretary to him on trips throughout the British Isles, helping him to compile, record and edit his books and periodicals, working as his literary assistant, into the early hours of the morning. Increased debt incurred during her marriage caused Jane to turn to writing again herself. She had started early in life writing fiction and science fiction anonymously but now she started writing gardening books that were extremely popular, especially with women, together with books on plants, botany and this item, British Wild Flowers.

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Ref 10169 : £395
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The Frampton Flora.
Mabey, Richard.

Book Description: Published by Published by Century Publishing, London, 1985. First and only edition. Small quarto. 192pp. Hard covers. Illustrated boards with dust-jacket, not price clipped. Half title signed and dated May 1st 1985 by the Author and Henriette Clifford, who arranged publication with her husband Peter Clifford whose extended family produced the paintings in the nineteenth century. Packed with beautifully reproduced paintings which are arranged in seven sections according to their situations, after an informative introduction. Many of these paintings were made from sketches taken in the countryside around Frampton on Severn in the Berkeley Vale, Gloucestershire, during the third and fourth decade of the nineteenth century by the Clifford sisters and their aunts. Book Condition: As new, except for minimal shelf wear to foot of spine. Dust jacket, not price clipped, is in fine condition. Four images.

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Ref 10265 : £12
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They Still Meet at Eleven
Meads, Jim. Illustrated by John King

Book Description: The Standfast Press, Cherington, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, UK. 1979. Hard Covers. Book Condition: Very Good with just a small loss of colour at the foot of the spine and the inside top edges of the boards. The boards themselves and the inside pages are Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine, unclipped. First Edition. xii + 141 pp., 70 photos and many line drawings. Lge 4to.

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Ref 10057 : £12
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Newman s birds of Southern Africa updated.
Newman, Kenneth.

Book Description: Southern Book Publishers, Johannesburg, 1988. Tall thick 8vo. 472pp. Glossy illustrated covers, softback. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. Previous owner's name on end paper and very minor creases to covers. Illustrated with over two thousand colour paintings on 209 full-colour plates and distribution maps.

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The Illustrated Dictionary of Gardening. Vol. 1 of the 4 volume set.
Nicholson, George.

A Practical and Scientific Encyclopaedia of Horticulture for Gardeners and Botanists. Vol. 1. A-E. London. L. Upcott Gill. 1885. Hard covers. Quarto. vi + 544pp.

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Ref 10595 : £18
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Collection of British Field Sports. Facsimile Edition
Orme, Edward.

Book Description: Charles W. Traylen, Guildford, c.1955. Twenty, very large eight-colour printed facsimile plates depicting various forms of hunting, shooting and racing plus a fine illustrated Title and an Index with a large illustration. Orig. plain limp card jackets in dust jacket. Oblong folio. This is probably the rarest of all British Sporting books and even this facsimile is scarce with individual plates being advertised in the US at $200 or more each. Book condition: Many of the plates are loose but all are in fine condition. Dust Jacket Condition: Spotted and with a crease. A very large volume being 55 cms by 45 cms. It will need special packing. Orig. plain limp card jackets in dust jacket. Four images available.

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Ref 10164 : £140
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The Wildlife of the Royal Estates
Page, Robin.

Book Description: Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1984. Hard Covers. Orig. black cloth. 4to. 240 pp. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket: Very Good. First Edition.

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Everyday Science: A Course of General Science, related to Human Activities.
Parsons, L. M.

Book Description: MacMillan and Company Limited, London. 1936. First edition reprinted with corrections. Hard covers. Green boards, black titles & decoration on front board & spine. 695 pages with 381 excellent period illustrations, see image. Book Condition: Very Good with few little paler areas on the spine and pencil marks on the fore edge. Owner's name inside. This volume is so much nicer than the modern reprinted copies and much, much less expensive!!

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Ref 10220 : £5
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The Universe: or The Infinitely Great and the Infinitely Little. Division IV- Geology & the Sidereal Universe.
Pouchet, F. A

Division IV; pages 619-802. ND. Fossils; Volcanoes & Earthquakes; Glaciers; Caverns & Grottoes; The Stars & the Immensity; The Solar World. etc. Illustrated section on Popular Errors: Monsters and Superstitions. Hard covers. Octavo. No dust jacket. Two hand coloured engravings and illustrations throughout the text, many full page. Cover a little dull, especially the spine. Corners bumped. Extrems of spine a little chipped. Title page rather foxed but the rest of the volume clean.

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Ref 10589 : £15
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Roberts Birds of South Africa.
Roberts, Austin (revised by G. R. McLachlan & R. Liversidge).

Book Description: The Trustees of the John Voelcker Bird Book Fund, Cape Town, 1978. Hard rexine covers with dust jacket. Fourth Edition. Octavo, xxxii + 660 pp. 72 colour plates. Book Condition: Very good. Slight darkening to top of front board. Dust jacket Condition: Fair, toned spine and strengthened top.

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Drawings of British Plants, Being Illustrations of the Species of Flowering Plants Growing Naturally in the British Isles. Vols 1 & 2, being parts I-VI.
Ross-Craig, Stella.

G. Bell and Sons Ltd., London. 1948-49 & 1950-52. 2 volumes, octavo. Hard covers. Dark blue cloth with gilt titles to spines. Very good clean un-bumped condition. Prelims are spotted or toned; page edges are spotted but plates are clean. 143 + 148 plates.

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Ref 10590 : £28
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Ruff s Guide to the Turf, Winter Edition 1908.
Ruff.

Office of Ruff's Guide, London, 1908. First Edition. Hard covers. Good condition in the original half brown morocco gilt, spine gilt ornaments, label missing, top of spine chafed, deep tan cloth boards, corners rubbed, rear board with elaborate advertisement with gilt top hat, gloves and riding crop. Tightly bound. Contents clean and free of foxing or damp staining. A couple of neat annotations in pen and pencil lines marking some races in the Flat section. Adverts, contents, etc. (xv); Section I Nominations; winning stallions; flat racing courses. 160 pp. Section II Flat Racing. 224 pp. Section III Steeple chasing. 144 pp. Section IV Misc: Rules; bloodstock sales; winning owners; jockeys; trainers; etc. 188 pp. Scarce item

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Ref 10508 : £20
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Lehrbuch Der Naturkunde, Methodisch behandelt f r die Verschiedenen Stufen der Volksschule
Sandmeier, Melchior

Book Description: Sauerländer, Aarau, 1850. Hard Covers. Three quarter black calf with five raised bands and gilt and blind tooling. Book Condition. Good but spine is damaged at the head and there is a hole in one of the panels and the leather is generally worn. The content is foxed in some parts but the binding is strong. Pencil dedication on Title dated 1877. The gilt and light brown label is wrongly stamped "Naturtunde". All edges coloured but faded. Two volumes bound in one. xvi + 476 + 4pp adverts & xvi + 384. Vol 1 has 31 plates and both vols have numerous illustrations in the text.

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A Hand-book to the Birds of Great Britain. Volumes I-IV. Allen's Naturalist's Library, (4 Volume set).
Sharpe, R. Bowdler.

W. H. Allen & Co., Limited, London, 1894-97. Hard covers. Small octavo. Blue cloth with marbled bords. Condition: Very Good but with bumped corners to boards. Spines a little dull. No Jackets. First Edition. xxii, 342; xix, 308; xiii, 338; xviii, 314 pp. 128 chromolithographic plates. Plates are all very clean and bright.

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Ref 10573 : £89
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An Introduction to Physiological and Systematical Botany.
Smith, James Edward.

Book Description: London, printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green, 1825. Fifth edition, corrected and enlarged. Large 8vo, xxi (xxii blank), 435pp (436 adverts), uncut, 15 hand-coloured engraved plates of the elements of plants. Hard covers. Book Condition: Original pink sugar paper covered boards, re-backed with paper label on new cloth spine; some wear to the boards, but generally a very good copy. The technical definitions are illustrated by 214 excellent figures engraved for the work on 15 copper plates superbly hand coloured and very fresh. This is Smith’s most successful work, appearing first in 1807 and going through six editions in his lifetime.

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Ref 10485 : £65
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The Magnificent Botanical Library Of The Stiftung Fur Botanik Vaduz Liechtenstein Collected By The Late Arpad Plesch Part I, A - G
Sotheby & Co

Book Description: Sotheby & Co , London, 1975. Hard Covers. 250 pages with fine black and white illustrations, one colour plate. Spine sunned and very short tear at head. A few marks on front board, 4 numbers (lots?) inscribed in blue pen in corner of the front board. Otherwise very good condition, pale grey papered boards with black titles. Auction Catalogue 16 & 17 June 1975 to this famous botanical library giving a wealth of bibliographical information. Two images available.

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Ref 10076 : £3
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Hawbuck Grange
Surtees, R.S.

Book Description: Bradbury, Agnew & Co., London, n.d. Hard covers. Original gilt and black pictorial on red cloth with bevelled boards. H K Browne (Phiz), and W T Maude, illustrators. 8vo. (xii) + 257 pp +30 pp Sketch of Robert Smith Surtees + 30 pp on John Leech and his illustrations to Surtees works. Subscription edition. Printed for subscribers from the plates of the Original Edition issued by Bradbury, Agnew & Co. 8 hand coloured engravings plus 13 full page black & white engravings and more in the text. Book Condition: very good except for the usual sunned spine and a chip from it at the head. See images.

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Ref 10263 : £18
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Mr. Romford's Hounds
Surtees, R.S.

Book Description: Bradbury, Agnew & Co., London, n.d. Hard covers. Original gilt and black pictorial cloth with bevelled boards, rebacked. John Leech, H K Browne (Phiz), etc., illustrators. 8vo. viii + 405 pp. Hand coloured vignette to Title & 24 hand-coloured steel engraved plates mostly by John Leech, 4 full page b/w engravings and many text illustrations. Book Condition: Fair. Re-backed with the original spine laid down. Spine considerably faded. Water spots to lower board. Corners bumped. Title browned and some plates have marks to the page edges. One or two grubby pages. One leaf re-joined. New endpapers. Otherwise Good.

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Town & Country Papers.
Surtees, R.S.

Edited by E D Cuming. Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh & London. Scribner's Sons, New York. 1929. First Edition. Illustrations by G. Denholm Armour. Hard covers. Octavo. xx + 301pp. Pictorial cloth with bevelled boards having gilt and black blocked decoration in vividly bright condition. Book condition: Fine. No foxing. The dust jacket is fair and repaired but has protected all but the extremities of the spine from being sunned. Engraved bookplate on the pastedown.

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Young Tom Hall. His Heart-aches and Horses.
Surtees, R.S.

Edited by E D Cuming. Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh & London. Scribner's Sons, New York. 1926. First Edition. Illustrations by G. Denholm Armour. Hard covers. Octavo. xiv + 359pp. 4 coloured plates 12 half tone plates. Pictorial cloth with bevelled boards having gilt and black blocked decoration in vividly bright condition. Book condition: Fine. No foxing. The dust jacket is poor and repaired but has protected all but the extremities of the spine from being sunned. Engraved bookplate on the pastedown. MS letter headed Cavalry Barracks, Windsor, tipped in to the ffep from son to father.

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Our Common British Fossils & where to find them
Taylor, J.E.

Book Description: Routledge, London, 1885. Hard covers. Orig. blue cloth, blind stamped title on upper board, gilt title on spine. 331 illustrations. Book Condition: Good. sl. rubbed hinges, sl loss of colour from edge of upper board (from damp?), interior clean.

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Biology for Everyman.
Thomson, J. Arthur.

Book Description: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd, London, 1934; 1936 & ‘38 reprints. Hard Covers. Small 8vo. 2 volumes, 1561 pages, 492 illustrations. Edited by E.J. Holmyard. Book Condition: Very Good. Original publisher’s green cloth. No dustjackets. No foxing. Neat single inscription on ffep to Vol 1. These volumes are so much nicer than the modern reprinted copies and much cheaper too! The purpose of this book was to give the public a complete and profusely illustrated guide to life in its manifold forms without it being a text book.

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A Naturalist s Sketchbook. 1st edition.
Thorburn, Archibald.

London: Longmans Green and Co. 1919. First edition. viii pp plus 72 pp of text. With sixty plates, twenty-four of which are in colour and thirty-six in collotype. Tissue guarded. Book Condition: Very good. Bound in red cloth with gilt ruling and spine lettering. No dustjacket. The upper board is a trifle mottled. Internally the plates are in very good condition with just two having a small amount of spotting and two others with very faint spotting. (See images). A few of the tissue guards have protected the plates but succumbed to some foxing. This volume is generally on sale at around £400. Heavy Book approx. 2.8 Kg.

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Ref 10527 : £245
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Chasing Around Britain.
Tyrrel, John.

Hard covers with dust-jacket, near fine condition. 1990, The Crowood Press. Extensively illustrated in black and white as well as colour illustrations. Covers steeplechase courses in England, Scotland and the Welsh Borders.

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Gardening in Southern Africa. The Flower Garden.
van der Spuy, Una.

Book Description: Juta & Co., Cape Town, South Africa, 1973. Hard covers, pictorial board. Octavo, 286 pp. Illustrated throughout the text plus plates, some coloured. Flowers throughout the seasons, planting plans and index. Book Condition: Fair. Contents clean but boards somewhat rubbed. See image.

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The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne 1813, Facsimile
White, Gilbert

Book Description: Ray Society, London. 1993. Hard covers. Facsimile edition. Quarto. xxxi + xi + 588 pp, 12 illustrations, including folding frontis and 11 plates (1 in colour). Very thick 4to. Original green cloth with gilt portrait on upper board, aeg. Book Condition: Fine in d/w (just a little creased). The gilt edges have a few small marks. Two images available.

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Wildlife in Wessex - A Naturalists' Guide
Whitlock, Ralph

Book Description: Moonraker Press, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire, 1976. Hard covers. Pictorial laminated boards. No Jacket as issued. 8vo. Book Condition: New and unused. Covers: Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Somerset, Avon, West Berkshire and East Devon. Maps and engravings and photographs.

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