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FARMAN, D. Auto-Cars. Cars, Tramcars, and Small…

FARMAN, D. Auto-Cars. Cars, Tramcars, and Small Cars.

Whittaker & Co. 1896.


8vo. Original red cloth, gilt lettering to upper board and spine, ads. on endpapers; pp. ix + 250 + 48 (publisher's catalogue), text illustrations throughout; very good. Provenance: front…

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FINDLAY, Alexander George. A Directory for the…

FINDLAY, Alexander George. A Directory for the Navigation of the Indian Ocean, with Descriptions of its Coasts, Islands, etc., from the Cape of Good Hope to the Strait of Sunda and Western Australia, including also the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf; the Winds, Monsoons, and currents, and the Passages from Europe to its various Ports. Fourth Edition.

London, Richard Holmes Laurie, 1882.


8vo. Original blue cloth, lettered in gilt and ornamented in blind; pp. xiv, [2, addenda], [xv]-xxxviii, 1304, 6, [2], numerous folding maps and charts; wear to binding, internally, apart…

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Hart after Gould Mafoor Pygmy Parrot

Hart after Gould Mafoor Pygmy Parrot

An original lithograph with later hand-colour for Gould's 'Birds of New Guinea and the adjacent Papuan Islands', 1875-88


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[VENEGAS, Miguel]. Natürliche und bürgerliche…

the earliest history of california

[VENEGAS, Miguel]. Natürliche und bürgerliche Geschichte von Californien. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt und herausgegeben von J. C. Adelung.

Lemgo, Meyersche Buchhandlung, 1769-70.


4to. 20th-century marbled boards, gilt-stamped lettering piece to spine; pp. 184; 198; 176, folding engraved map; browned and spotted, due to paper stock, as usual; a little worming at the…

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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.


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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DIDEROT, Denis. Histoire Naturelle, Minéralogie…

Diderot on Mineralogy and Metallurgy

DIDEROT, Denis. Histoire Naturelle, Minéralogie et Métallurgie (Mineralogy and Metallurgy)

Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers. Plates vol. 6 Paris (1768)


Folio, 253 x 393mm. 61 pages of descriptive text & 105 loose plates with their accompanying 51 text sheets from the volume of plates. Slight browning to margins, a little spotting…

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LEAR, Edward. Cinereus Vulture. Vulture cinereus.

LEAR, Edward. Cinereus Vulture. Vulture cinereus.

Original hand-coloured lithograph for John Gould's 'Birds of Europe', printed by C. Hullmandel, 1832-37. 530 x 360 mm.


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