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A new and accurate description of all the direct and principal cross roads in England and Wales and part of the roads of Scotland (etc.)

By: Paterson, Lieut.-Col. [Daniel]

Price: £48.00

Publisher: For the proprietor; Longman, & Faden: 1811

Edition: 15th edition

Seller ID: 18128

Condition: Fair


Spine crudely repaired with cloth; map (frontispiece) loosely inserted; hinge of ffep frayed. As well as distance tables, the book also contains pithy descriptions of the places mentioned. View more info

A pocket botanical dictionary

By: Paxton, J.

Price: £80.00

Publisher: Bradbury & Evans: 1849

Edition: 2nd edition

Seller ID: 15913

Condition: V.g.


Pencil notes on front pastedown. View more info

A pocket botanical dictionary: comprising the names, history and culture of all plants known in Britain, with a full explanation of technical terms

By: Paxton, J.

Price: £24.00

Publisher: Bradbury, Evans: 1849

Edition: New edition [2nd edition]

Seller ID: 16783

ISBN: 0 7134 7070 4

Condition: Good


Some damp staining to rear end paper and faintly affecting text block. A highly compressed compendium of cultivated plant names, with countries of origin and dates of first introduction. Generic names are given their derivations, and descriptive botanical terms are concisely defined. English names are cross-referenced to their latin equivalents. xiii, 339, 73, (2) pp. View more info

A brief journal of what passed in the City of Marseilles, while it was afflicted with the plague, in the year 1720: extracted from the Register of the Council-Chamber of the Town-House, kept by Monsieur Pichatty de Croissainte (etc.)

By: Pichatty de Croissante; Defoe, Daniel (tr. - attrib.)

Price: £120.00

Publisher: London: printed for J. Roberts, near the Oxford-Arms in Warwick-Lane: 1721

Edition: 1st edition thus; first published in French in 1720

Seller ID: 6337

Condition: V.g.


This translation of Pichatty's Journal abrŽgŽ de ce qui s'est passŽ en la ville de Marseille depuis qu'elle est affigŽe de la contagion is attributed by some to Daniel Defoe. The original work is very rare, as it was suppressed after publication. Pichatty de Croissante, councillor and orator in the City of Marseilles, also held the position of Procureur du Roi and was thus in charge of the police; he presented his account in the form of a diary, and it has been evalu... View more info

On the structure of the strata between the London Clay and the Chalk in the London and Hampshire tertiary systems. Part II, ÒThe Woolwich and Reading SeriesÓ

By: Prestwich, J.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Taylor & Francis, London: 1854

Edition: Reprinted from Q. J. Geol. Soc. vol. 10

Seller ID: 13057

Condition: Good


With several figures and folding maps at rear. Pp. 75-170. View more info

Iconum botanicarum index locupletissimus / Die Abbildungen sichtbar blŸhender Pflanzen (etc.)

By: Pritzel, G.A.

Price: £95.00

Publisher: Berolini, in libraria Friderici Nicolai: 1855

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 4016

Condition: Fair


Front board detached; library bookplate; corners worn. An extremely rare reference work, the fore-runner to Index Londinensis, giving access to the places of publication of plant illustrations (including ferns) in a wide range of 17th-19th century literature. xxi, 592 pp. (note: the columns are separately paginated, with two to a page, so there are 1184 numbered columns excluding the prelims). View more info

The wisdom of God manifested in the works of the creation (in two parts)

By: Ray, John

Price: £220.00

Publisher: J.F. Dove: 1826

Seller ID: 16119

Condition: V.g.


Protected by Polyester wrapper. A very well preserved copy. View more info

ƒtudes sur les rŽformateurs ou socialistes modernes (t. 1)

By: Reybaud, L.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Bruxelles; sociŽtŽ Belge de librairie: 1844

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 17313

Condition: Good


Cover worn, text block sound. View more info

Versailles (Heath's Picturesque Annual)

By: Ritchie, Leitch

Price: £80.00

Publisher: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green & Longmans: 1839

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 9754

Condition: Good


Bound in half leather, with decorated spine & raised bands, showing corner wear; all edges gilt. Faint foxing esp. to plates. The final chapter includes a brief description of the gardens. vii, 256 pp., engraved series title page (Heath's Picturesque Annual for 1839; Versailles). View more info

A new arrangement of the Monandrian class usually called Scitamineae.

By: Roscoe, W. [William]

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Linnean Society of London: 1807

Edition: Transactions of the Linnean Society of London, vol. 8, pp. 330-358

Seller ID: 3130

Condition: Good


Roscoe's first taxonomic treatment of the Zingiberaceae and allied families, a precursor to his major monograph Monandrian Plants of the Order Scitamineae (1824-28). Includes 1 plate containing 13 figures, and a key (in Latin) to the major genera. A pioneering work. View more info

The life of Lorenzo de Medici

By: Roscoe, William; revised by his son, Thomas Roscoe

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Henry G. Bohn, London: 1846

Edition: 8th edition

Seller ID: 818

Condition: V.g.


Publisher's green embossed cloth covers, bumped at corners, vol. 1 starting to split along edge of spine. Engraved frontispiece by Hinchliff after Vasari; no guard. Bookplate ex libris Edwardus Evans. Roscoe, a Unitarian by faith, was not the obvious choice to write these biographies, yet the books were well received when first published and deservedly ran to many popular editions, of which this is an interesting example. Hard work in places (the author is not averse to ... View more info

Horses and hounds: a practical treatise

By: Scrutator [J.S. Rarey]; illustrated by Harrison Weir

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London: George Routledge & Co.: 1855

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 7419

Condition: Fair


Spine damaged and partly missing; hinges weak. xii, 302, (6) pp. View more info

A history of British forest trees, indigenous and introduced

By: Selby, P.J.

Price: £56.00

Publisher: John Van Voorst: 1842

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 15469

Condition: Good


Former owner's bookplate; front hinge starting. Corners bumped. View more info

Memoirs of the Botanic Garden at Chelsea (etc.)

By: Semple, R.H. (ed.); Field, H.

Price: £60.00

Publisher: Gilbert & Rivington, London: 1878

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 11714

Condition: V.g.


An updated version of the 1820 memoir by Field. Bookplate of N.D. Simpson and some loosely inserted Stearn cuttings. 272 pp. View more info

A grammar of botany, illustrative of artificial, as well as natural, classification, with an explanation of Jussieu's system

By: Smith, J.E.

Price: £120.00

Publisher: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown: 1821

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 12619

Condition: Fine


An exceptionally well preserved copy; discreet inscription on front pastedown, spine sl. rubbed. View more info

Bibliotheca Cantiana: a bibliographical account of what has been published on the history, topography, antiquities, custooms, and family history of the County of Kent

By: Smith, John Russell

Price: £80.00

Publisher: London: the author: 1837

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 4204

Condition: Good


Ex-library copy bound in C20 library cloth, with library label overstamped and a few small library stamps; three bookseller's catalogues and a 4-page Prospectus for the author's Tenures of Kent bound in at rear; also bound in is a folded letter addressed to 'Messrs Nichols & Son, Gentleman's Magazine' postmarked Canterbury and dated October 27, 1837. Tipped into the text are printed slips taken from catalogues, which serve to augment the main bibliography. Despite its ... View more info

The adventures of Peregrine Pickle: in which are included, Memoirs of a lady of quality

By: Smollett, Tobias George [inferred]

Price: £250.00

Publisher: Printed for R. Baldwin and M. Richardson, London: 1765

Edition: Third edition; first published in 1751

Seller ID: 2000

Condition: See description


The third edition of this rumbustious tale was the last to be published in Smollett's lifetime. The lady of quality mentioned in the subtitle is Frances Anne Vane, Viscountess Vane. Each of the four volumes has the armorial bookplates of Milward Rowe (an official to the Lords of the Treasury), along with the signature C.G. Rowe. All four volumes are currently broken-backed with remnants of the gilt decoration to spines and with 5 raised bands. With the exception of vol.... View more info

The planter's guide: or, a practical essay on the best method of giving immediate effect to wood, by the removal of large trees and underwood (etc.)

By: Steuart, Sir Henry

Price: £130.00

Publisher: John Murray, Edinburgh & London: 1828

Edition: 2nd edition

Seller ID: 6000

Condition: Good


Half leather with very worn corners and significant wear to edges and outer surface along hinges, but nevertheless a sound copy; owner's italic signature to t.p.; pastedown along rear hinge starting, some foxing to plates which were printed on softer paper. (8), xxxvii, 527 pp., engraved frontispiece and 5 other plates showing Steuart's tree transplanting machine and views of Allanton House. View more info

Taxidermy, bibliography and biography

By: Swainson, William

Price: £120.00

Publisher: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green & Longmans, and John Taylor: 1840

Edition: The cabinet cyclopaedia, conducted by the Rev. Dionysius Lardner: Natural History

Seller ID: 14220

Condition: V.g.


Ex-library copy with stamps etc. in crisp modern binding. The engraved frontispiece, with a portrait of William Swainson, is printed on thicker paper and is unfoxed. 392 pp. Part 1 (pp. 1-97) is an exposition of the craft of taxidermy; Part 2 (pp. 98-386) is a 'Bibliography of Zoology, with biographical sketches of the principal authors' which is arranged alphabetically by personal name. Swainson includes in this section a fairly lengthy autobiography on pp. 338-352. View more info

Our wild flowers, familiarly described and illustrated

By: Twamley, Louisa Anne

Price: £140.00

Publisher: Tilt & Bogue, London: 1843

Edition: New edition

Seller ID: 9604

Condition: Good


Rebacked blind stamped cloth with gilt decorations, tape repair to hinge of half-title page, a.e.g. A charming and engaging introduction to botany for young readers, illustrated with 11 attractive 'posy-style' hand-coloured engravings. vi, 312, (4) pp. View more info