Book Catalogue – Science & Natural History


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ANONYMOUS. Original painting of 25 moths.

1. ANONYMOUS. Original painting of 25 moths.

n.d, 20th century.

£1650

On grey paper, 563 x 384 mm, gouache, 25 American moths arranged in a vertical line. Artist unknown. Tiny closed tear to bottom edge, otherwise fine.

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BABBAGE, Charles Mr Babbage's Invention. Copies of…

2. BABBAGE, Charles Mr Babbage's Invention. Copies of the correspondence between the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury and the President and Council of the Royal Society, relative to an Invention of Mr. Babbage.

House of Commons. 1823.

£3500

Folio. Unbound, stitched at inner margin as issued, in custom-made blue cloth-backed chemise with silk ties and paper label to front; pp. 6 + [ii], docket title to verso of last leaf…

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BEWICK, Thomas. A Group of Partridge Feathers.

3. BEWICK, Thomas. A Group of Partridge Feathers.

1807.

£7995

Pen, pencil and watercolour study (9.5 x 7 inches) in acid free mount, framed in dark wood, inscribed in another hand "TB [in monogram] 1807" on backing sheet at bottom right.This…

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BRYDEN, H. Anderson. Great and Small Game of…

4. BRYDEN, H. Anderson. Great and Small Game of Africa; An Account of the Distribution, Habits, and Natural History of the Sporting Mammals, with Personal Hunting Experiences.

Rowland Ward, 1899.

£3000

Royal 4to. Original pale green cloth, titled in gilt on spine and upper cover, t.e.g.; pp. xx + 612; 15 fine hand-coloured lithographed plates after J. Smit, and 55 photogravure and…

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DARWIN, Charles Robert. The Variation of Animals…

5. DARWIN, Charles Robert. The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication...In Two Volumes.

John Murray, 1899.

£3900

8vo. Two vols. Original green cloth with original dustwrappers; pp. xiv + 473, x + 494; bindings pristine, dustwrappers a little dulled to spines, mainly uncut, a little internal foxing…

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HACHISUKA, Masauji. The Dodo and Kindred Birds…

6. HACHISUKA, Masauji. The Dodo and Kindred Birds or the extinct birds of the Mascarene Islands.

H.F. & G. Witherby. 1953.

£1150

4to. Original cloth and dustwrapper; pp. xvi + 250, 22 plates, text illustrations; spine of wrapper with repaired chip to foot and evidence of removed label, otherwise very good indeed…

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HAWKING, Stephen. A Brief History of Time. From…

7. HAWKING, Stephen. A Brief History of Time. From the Big Bang to Black Holes.

Bantam Books. 1988.

£1500

8vo. Original black cloth, in dustwrapper; pp. x + 198, numerous text illustrations by Ron Miller; wrapper slightly dulled, very good.First UK edition, first issue. Wiith Introduction by…

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HOUGHTON, William. British Freshwater Fishes.

8. HOUGHTON, William. British Freshwater Fishes.

Groombridge & Sons, [1879].

£2000

Folio. 2 vols. Original brick-red cloth, blocked in gilt and black with piscatorial emblems, top edges gilt; [viii] + pp. 204; with 41 fine xylographed plates of fishes by A.F. Lydon after…

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JENYNS, Rev. Leonard. Memoir of the Rev. John…

9. JENYNS, Rev. Leonard. Memoir of the Rev. John Stevens Henslow M.A., F.L.S., F.G.S., F.C.P.S., late Rector of Hitcham and Professor of Botany in the University of Cambridge.

John Van Voorst. 1862.

£9000

8vo. Original green cloth, gilt lettering to spine; pp. ix + 278, frontispiece photograph of Henslow's bust tipped in, double page table, errata slip; edges of boards and spine dulled…

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JOBLOT, Louis. Observations d'Histoire…

10. JOBLOT, Louis. Observations d'Histoire naturelle, faites avec le Microscope, sur un grand nombre d'Insectes, & sur les Animalcules qui se trouvent dans les liqueurs préparées, & dans celles qui ne le sont pas, &c. avec la Description & les Usages des différens Microscopes, &c. Partie déjà publiées…

Paris: Briasson. 1754-55.

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Large 4to. 2 vols bound in one. Contemporary half tan calf, marbled boards, gilt tools to spine, contrasting morocco lettering pieces; pp. xx + 38 + 124, vi + 78 + 27, engraved headpiece…

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LYDEKKER, Richard Wild Oxen, Sheep and Goats of…

11. LYDEKKER, Richard Wild Oxen, Sheep and Goats of All Lands Living and Extinct.

Rowland Ward. 1898.

£3500

4to. Original green cloth, gilt lettering and rules to upper board and spine; pp. xiv + 318, 28 hand-coloured plates after J. Smit, numerous text illustrations; bookseller's small circular…

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LYDEKKER, Richard The Great and Small Game of…

12. LYDEKKER, Richard The Great and Small Game of India, Burma and Tibet.

Rowland Ward. 1900.

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4to. Original green cloth, gilt lettering and rules to upper board and spine; pp. xviii + 416, 9 hand coloured plates, text illustrations; binding a little scuffed, very good.No. 48 of a…

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MAXWELL, James Clerk. A Treatise on Electricity…

The author's final text

13. MAXWELL, James Clerk. A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism, edited by W.D. Niven.

Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1881.

£4500

8vo, 2 volumes. Original olive cloth, boards with blind-ruled borders, spines lettered and decorated in gilt; pp. I: xxi, [1], 464; II: xxiii, [1], 456, 36 (publisher's catalogue dated March…

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ANONYMOUS The Geography of Plants.

14. ANONYMOUS The Geography of Plants.

Religious Tract Society. [c. 1855].

£98

12mo. Original green cloth, glt lettering to spine, all edges gilt; pp. 4 + 192; very good. Provenance: ffep with ownership inscription of Crown Prince of Hanover, his library label to…

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BLUNT, Wilfrid. In for a Penny. A Prospect of…

15. BLUNT, Wilfrid. In for a Penny. A Prospect of Kew Gardens: their Flora, Fauna and Falballas.

Hamish Hamilton. 1978.

£30

8vo. Original cloth and wrapper; pp. xxii + 218, 6 colour plates, black and white illustrations throughout; very good.First edition. A history of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew.

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