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British Wild Flowers
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British Wild Flowers

by Mrs Loudon

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1846
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LONDON: William Smith, 1846 A good to very good copy of the 1st edition in a newer half morocco binding with cobbled cloth sides, and small raised bands with gilt decoration and gilt titles in the compartments. With 60 hand coloured plates. The binding is in near fine condition with little wear. All page edges gilted. Marbled endpapers. Contents with… Read more about this item
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The Natural History of Bees. The Naturalist's Library. Entomology. Vol. VI.
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The Natural History of Bees. The Naturalist's Library. Entomology. Vol. VI.

by Sir William Jardine [editor]

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1840
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EDINBURGH: W H LIZARS, 1840 A very good copy of the first edition in the original publisher's cloth binding. With volume listing; black and white frontispiece portrait of Huber; hand coloured vignette title page showing bees; 2 further title pages; publisher's advert (which hints at authorship but does not give a name); contents listing; text with black and white illustrations;… Read more about this item
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A Popular History of Mammalia; comprising a familiar account of their classification and habits
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A Popular History of Mammalia; comprising a familiar account of their classification and habits

by Adam White

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1850
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London: Reeve and Benham, 1850 A very good copy of the 1st edition in the original decorative cloth binding with hand coloured frontispiece and 15 further hand coloured plates. This work was part of the Popular Natural History Series which was designed to introduce young people to different aspects of natural history. Adam White, a Scottish zoologist, authored 3 of… Read more about this item
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The Butterfly Vivarium; or, Insect Home
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The Butterfly Vivarium; or, Insect Home

by H Noel Humphreys

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1858
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London: William Lay, 1858 A good copy in the original decorative cloth binding with hand coloured frontispiece and 7 further hand coloured plates. All page edges gilted. The binding is bright and clean. There is wear and some fraying to corners and spine ends and general rubbing to edges and spine joints. The gilt decoration on the front board and… Read more about this item
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A Biology of the British Hemiptera-Heteroptera
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A Biology of the British Hemiptera-Heteroptera

by Edward A Butler

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1923
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london: H F & G Witherby, 1923 A very good copy in the original cloth binding with 3 colour and 4 black and white plates. The binding is very clean with a bright gilt bug to the front board and gilt titles to spine. There is some pulling to spine ends and a small pale spot at the bottom spine… Read more about this item
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Popular Mineralogy; comprising a familiar account of minerals and their uses
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Popular Mineralogy; comprising a familiar account of minerals and their uses

by Henry Sowerby

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1850
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London : Reeve and Benham, 1850 A very good copy of this scarce work, with 20 hand coloured plates drawn by Henry Sowerby. In the original decorative cloth binding with a gilt crystal design on the front board. This book forms part of Lovell Reeve's Popular Natural History series, designed for young people with aim of giving them an insight… Read more about this item
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The Hemiptera-Homoptera (Cicadina and Psyllina) of the British Islands
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The Hemiptera-Homoptera (Cicadina and Psyllina) of the British Islands

by James Edwards

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1896
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London: L Reeve & Co.,, 1896 A good copy of the larger illustrated edition of Edwards Hemiptera-Homoptera with 2 black and white and 28 colour plates. In contemporary half leather binding which is in very clean sound condition with small raised bands and gilt titles to spine. There is some scuffing and slight surface loss at the spine ends and… Read more about this item
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Popular Greenhouse Botany; containing a familiar and technical description of a selection of exotic plants introduced into the greenhouse
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Popular Greenhouse Botany; containing a familiar and technical description of a selection of exotic plants introduced into the greenhouse

by Agnes Catlow

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1857
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London: Lovell Reeve, 1857 A very good copy in the original decorative cloth binding with 20 hand coloured plates. One of the scarcer titles in the Popular Natural History Series. The series was designed for young people to provide a good introduction to different aspects of natural history. Agnes Catlow wrote 2 other titles for the series. The binding has… Read more about this item
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A Popular History of British Seaweeds, comprising their structure, fructification, specific characters, arrangement, and general distribution, with notices of some of the Fresh-Water Algae.
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A Popular History of British Seaweeds, comprising their structure, fructification, specific characters, arrangement, and general distribution, with notices of some of the Fresh-Water Algae.

by D Landsborough (Rev)

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1851
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London: Reeve and Benham, 1851 A very good copy in the original decorative cloth binding with 22 plates by Fitch and Brooks, 20 of which are hand coloured. This work is part of the Popular History series - produced initially by Reeve, Benham and Reeve for young people beginning to learn about the natural world. They were beautifully produced with… Read more about this item
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Illustrations of British Entomology; or, a Synopsis of Indigenous Insects; containing their generic and specific distinctions; with an account of their metamorphoses, times of appearance, localities, food, and economy, as far as practicable
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Illustrations of British Entomology; or, a Synopsis of Indigenous Insects; containing their generic and specific distinctions; with an account of their metamorphoses, times of appearance, localities, food, and economy, as far as practicable

by James Francis Stephens

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1828
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London: Baldwin and Cradock, 1828 A good copy of the full 12 volume set issued between 1828 and 1846 with 95 hand-coloured plates by Curtis and Westwood. The set is in contemporary half leather bindings with marbled board and spines with gilt titles and lining. The marbling varies slightly between volumes. It is likely to be the publisher's binding because… Read more about this item
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Popular British Ornithology, containing a familar and technical description of the Birds of the British Isles
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Popular British Ornithology, containing a familar and technical description of the Birds of the British Isles

by P H Gosse

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1853
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London : Reeve and Co, 1853 A good copy of the 2nd edition in the original decorative cloth binding with 20 hand coloured plates. Popular British Ornithology was part of Reeve's Popular Natural History series which was produced to give young students a proper grounding in natural history subjects. The binding is sound and clean. The spine is faded with… Read more about this item
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An Introduction to the Mammalia chiefly with reference to the principal families not described at length in the former volumes
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An Introduction to the Mammalia chiefly with reference to the principal families not described at length in the former volumes

by Lieut. Col. Charles Hamilton Smith. Edited by William Jardine

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1842
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EDINBURGH: W H Lizars, S Highley et al, 1842 1st edition of volume XIII of Jardine's Naturalists' Library: An Introduction to the Mammalia. In original publisher's cloth binding, with 31 hand coloured plates bound at the rear. With original green endpapers; volume listing; half title; engraved portrait of Dru Drury; title page with vignette of wild animals and a domestic… Read more about this item
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A Popular History of the British Ferns and The Allied Plants, comprising the Club-Mosses, Pepperworts, and Horsetails
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A Popular History of the British Ferns and The Allied Plants, comprising the Club-Mosses, Pepperworts, and Horsetails

by Thomas Moore

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1855
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London : Lovell Reeve, 1855 A very good copy of the 2nd edition of this important work, updated from the first to add new species and locations. In the original decorative cloth binding with 22 hand coloured plates. It was commissioned for Lovell Reeve's Popular Natural History series, and was extremely popular, contributing to the Victorian craze for fern books… Read more about this item
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The Natural History of the Ruminating Animals, containing Deer, Antelopes, Camels & c. Part I
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The Natural History of the Ruminating Animals, containing Deer, Antelopes, Camels & c. Part I

by Sir William Jardine

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1835
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EDINBURGH: W H LIZARS, 1835 A good to very good copy of the 1st edition in the publisher's original cloth binding. With volume listing; half title; black and white frontispiece portrait of Camper; hand coloured vignette title page showing a red deer stag; 2 further title pages; publisher's advert; Memoir of Camper; text with numerous illustrations and 33 plates, of… Read more about this item
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The Hemiptera Heteroptera of the British Islands. A descriptive account of the families, genera, and species indigenous to Great Britain and Ireland, with notes as to localities, habitats etc
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The Hemiptera Heteroptera of the British Islands. A descriptive account of the families, genera, and species indigenous to Great Britain and Ireland, with notes as to localities, habitats etc

by Edward Saunders

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1892
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London: L Reeve & Co.,, 1892 A very good copy of the large paper edition with 31 hand coloured plates and one plain plate in contemporary half morocco binding. Previously owned by George West, who was a botanist, keen entomologist, and author of Practical Principles of Plain Photomicrography (1916). The book has his stamp to the front pastedown and the… Read more about this item
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The Natural History of Beetles;  Naturalist's Library,Entomology Vol. II.
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The Natural History of Beetles; Naturalist's Library,Entomology Vol. II.

by James Duncan, Sir William Jardine, editor

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1835
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EDINBURGH: W H LIZARS, 1835 A good copy of the 1st edition in contemporary half morocco leather binding with marbled paper sides. With black and white frontispiece portrait of John Ray; hand coloured vignette title page; 2 further title pages; inserted small slip; contents listing; publisher's advert; Memoir of Ray; text with numerous illustrations and 30 hand coloured plates. There… Read more about this item
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Metamorphosis Naturalis, ofte Historische Beschryvinghe Fanden Oirfpronk,aerd, eygenfchappen.....
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Metamorphosis Naturalis, ofte Historische Beschryvinghe Fanden Oirfpronk,aerd, eygenfchappen.....

by Johannem Goedaerdt (Johannes Goedaert, Jean Goedart, Jan Goedart)

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1662
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Middelburgh: Jacques Fierens, Boeck-verkooper, inde Globe, 1662 A rare 1st edition copy of the first part of Johannes Goedaert's 3 part work on the development and metamorphosis of insects. This copy lacks the decorative title page but is otherwise complete with 63 pages of hand coloured plates. It has been collated against the 1662 copy held by the Getty Research… Read more about this item
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The Hawks and Owls of the United States in their relation to Agriculture. US Department of Agriculture Division of Ornithology ad Mammalogy Bulletin No 8
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The Hawks and Owls of the United States in their relation to Agriculture. US Department of Agriculture Division of Ornithology ad Mammalogy Bulletin No 8

by A K Fisher

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1893
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Washington: U S Department of Agriculture, 1893 A good copy of the 1st edition in the original cloth binding with 26 coloured plates. The binding is sound and bright with gilt titles to spine and textured cloth boards. There is some pulling to spine ends and light wear to corners. The back board has 4 tiny spot marks and a… Read more about this item
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An Introduction to Entomology; The Naturalist's Library, Entomology; Vol.I.
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An Introduction to Entomology; The Naturalist's Library, Entomology; Vol.I.

by James Duncan, Sir William Jardine - editor

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1840
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EDINBURGH: W H Lizars, S Highley et al, 1840 A very good copy of the first edition in the original publisher's cloth binding, which has been rebacked relaying the spine. With volume listing; half title; black and white frontispiece portrait of Baron de Geer; hand coloured vignette title page of insects; 2 further title pages; publisher's advert (unopened); contents listing;… Read more about this item
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The British Hydracarina Vols I, II & III
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The British Hydracarina Vols I, II & III

by Chas D Soar and W Williamson

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1925
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London: The Ray Society, 1925 A very good to near fine set in the original Ray Society cloth bindings with 60 plates of which 18 are coloured or partly coloured. Vol I is inscribed and signed by Chas D Soar at the front free endpaper. The bindings are very bright and clean with slight fading to spines. Light pulling to… Read more about this item
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