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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 sojourn in a public library, the book is little worn and almost unmarked save for a few neat handwritten annotations in the s... 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. 1, where there is a crude repair between pp. 144 and 145, and vol. 3 which has separated between pp. 98 and 99, they are int... 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

Flowers and heraldry (etc.)

By: Tyas, R.

Price: £24.00

Publisher: Madgwick Houlston & Co.: 1851

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 9683

Condition: V.g.


Donor's inscription on ffep. Spine partly detached (repaired). xiv, 238, (2) pp., 24 plates. View more info

De nordsj┬żllandske Skovmoser [North Zealand Forest Mosses]

By: Vaupell, C.

Price: £36.00

Publisher: C.A. Reitzel, Kjšbenhavn: 1851

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 13362

Condition: Good


Cover tanned esp. at edges. View more info

Remarks on the geographical distribution of British plants; chiefly in connection with latitude, elevation, and climate

By: Watson, Hewett Cottrell

Price: £120.00

Publisher: London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longman: 1835

Edition: 4th edition

Seller ID: 7448

Condition: Fair


Front board loose, portion of spine missing above title label; library bookplate. xvi, 288 pp. View more info

Remarks on the geographical distribution of British plants; chiefly in connection with latitude, elevation, and climate

By: Watson, Hewett Cottrell

Price: £80.00

Publisher: London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longman: 1835

Edition: 4th edition

Seller ID: 7449

Condition: Fair


Frontispiece of 'Top of Chimborazo' diagram adhered, facing t.p.; owner's signature on t.p.; front hinge weak, old sellotape repairs to hinge. Reprint pasted in at rear. xvi, 288 pp. View more info

Remarks on the geographical distribution of British plants; chiefly in connection with latitude, elevation, and climate

By: Watson, Hewett Cottrell

Price: £90.00

Publisher: London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longman: 1835

Edition: 4th edition

Seller ID: 7450

Condition: Fair


Spine missing; author's inscription For the library of the Linnean Society on ffep. xvi, 288 pp. View more info

The geographical distribution of British plants

By: Watson, Hewett Cottrell

Price: £110.00

Publisher: London: printed for the author: 1843

Edition: 3rd edition; Part 1 only

Seller ID: 7451

Condition: Fair


Author's inscription and Cotteswold Naturalists' Field Club stamp on ffep. Cover loose (hinges broken). iv, 259 pp. View more info

The new botanist's guide to the localities of the rarer plants of Britain, on the plan of Turner and Dillwyn's Botanist's Guide. Vol. 1, England and Wales.

By: Watson, Hewett Cottrell

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longman: 1835

Seller ID: 7452

Condition: Good


Half leather, with some corner wear. Interleaved copy, extensively annotated.vii, 403 pp. View more info

Flora Hertfordiensis; or, a catalogue of plants found in the county of Hertford

By: Webb, R.H. and Coleman, W.H.

Price: £48.00

Publisher: William Pamplin, London: 1849

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 13630

Condition: Fair


Interior of front hinge stained by adhesive from a former repair; ffep absent. That apart, a tidy copy containing both supplements. View more info

The natural history of Selborne, with its antiquties; naturalist's calendar, etc.

By: White, G., with notes by Edward Blyth

Price: £24.00

Publisher: Wm. S. Orr & Co., London: 1850

Edition: New edition

Seller ID: 19734

Condition: Good


Spine repaired with plastic film. View more info

The natural history and antiquities of Selborne (etc.)

By: White, G.; Jardine, Sir W. (ed.)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Nathaniel Cooke, London: 1853

Edition: New edition

Seller ID: 19732

Condition: Fair


Ffep with inscription and section torn out of middle of page. Spine split. View more info

Faunula Grustensis: Being an outline of the natural contents of the Parish of Llanrwst

By: Williams, J.

Price: £320.00

Publisher: Llanrwst: John Jones: 1830

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 16057

Condition: Fine


Neatly rebound in half leather on green cloth boards, with a hint of foxing to t.p. Dedicated to John Wynn Griffiths of Garn, Henllan, a noted naturalist and landowner. Covering one parish in the upper Conwy valley, this is one of the first truly local floras to be published in Wales; despite the title almost half the book is devoted to botany. Trilingual tables (Welsh, English and Latin) of plant names, arranged according to the Linnean System. 148 pp. View more info

Bryologia britannica

By: Wilson, W.

Price: £90.00

Publisher: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, London: 1855

Edition: 3rd edition

Seller ID: 14198

Condition: V.g.


Rebound in navy cloth; scarcely used. View more info

The handbook of British birds (5 vols.)

By: Witherby, H.F., Jourdain, F.C.R., Ticehurst, N.F. & Tucker, B.W.

Price: £160.00

Publisher: H.F. & G. Witherby: 1938-1941

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 21947

Condition: V.g.


Sporadic foxing throughout, especially on edges. Jackets intact and unclipped. Spine of vol. 4 faded, that of vol. 3 with water stains. From the library of James Fisher, with his stamp (vols. 1-4) and signature (vol. 5). View more info

Index Entomologicus; or, a complete illustrated catalogue consisting of 944 figures, of the Lepidopterous insects of Great Britain

By: Wood, W.

Price: £120.00

Publisher: London: the author: 1839

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 7182

Condition: Good


Quarter leather, spine heavily worn, internally v.g. with 53 plates (3 coloured). Privately published by the author; includes subscribers' list on pp. ix-xii. View more info

A history of British birds (3 vols.)

By: Yarrell, W.

Price: £180.00

Publisher: John Van Voorst, London: 1839-1843

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 21948

Condition: Good


Front hinge of vol. 3 separating; paper labels on spine abraded. End papers of vols. 1 & 2 removed. View more info