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The amateur gardener's calendar (etc.)

By: Loudon, [J.W.]

Price: £56.00

Publisher: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, London: 1847

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 19376

Condition: V.g.

No inscriptions; light foxing to prelims. A few water stains to front cover. Spine faintly sunned. The first edition of a classic gardeners' calendar, dedicated to Lady Peel. xx, 372 pp. View more info

A description of the cathedral church of Ely

By: Millers, G.

Price: £48.00

Publisher: London : William Pickering: 1834

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 12328

Condition: Good

Owner's bookplate; tips of spine worn, corners bumped. Some browning to plates, with occasional print-through. View more info

Memoirs of a painter, being a genuine biographical sketch (etc.), vol. 2 only

By: Morland, G. (subject); Collins, W.

Price: £36.00

Publisher: C. Stower, Pater Noster Row: 1805

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 17309

Condition: Good

Former owner's signatures on rear of t.p. and top of contents page, the former showing through onto the t.p. A biography of the painter George Morland. View more info

Traethawd ar ddyddiau gwylion ac Ymprydiau Pennaf Eglwys Loegr [An essay on festival days and fasts of the Church of England]

By: Nelson, Robert

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Bangor: Hugh Williams: 1849

Edition: Translated from English

Seller ID: 8698

Condition: V.g.

Owner's initials on fore-edge, t.p. sl. soiled. ix, (1), 90, (4) pp. View more info

An account of the castle and town of Ruthin

By: Newcome, R.

Price: £60.00

Publisher: Taliesin Press, Ruthin: 1829

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 19714

Condition: Good

Library bookplate. Pencil title on front cover. Edges untrimmed. View more info

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: 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 evaluated by Bertrand (in his history of the plague published in 1723) as being highly accurate. This copy, while well-preserved i... 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

Historical and biographical sketches of the progress of botany in England, from its origin to the introduction of the Linnaean system (2 vols.)

By: Pulteney, R.

Price: £160.00

Publisher: T. Cadell, London: 1790

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 11726

Condition: V.g.

First few pages of vol. 1 with a brownish spot, otherwise a nice clean set. 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 reproducing lengthy quotations in the original Latin or Italian), but Roscoe's admiration for Lorenzo de' Medici shines throu... 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