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Boyle, Robert
[Portrait by F. Diodati]
Geneva, Samuel de Tournes, 1680. Original print (21.3 x 17.0 cm; printed surface 19.3 x 15.0 cm), printed on one side.
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A fine portrait of one the the world's most important scientists
Birds of G...
Butler, A. G.
Birds of Great Britain and Ireland. Order Passeres, complete in two volumes.
London, Caxton, [1907-1908]. Two volumes in two. Large 4to (28.7 x 22.9 cm). Title pages, 434 pp. [I: (iv), 210; II: (iv), 216]; 115 [60; 55] tissue-guarded chromolithographed plates, of which eight with eggs. Original uniform green, gilt-bordered half morocco over green linen boards. Spines with gilt title. Marbled endpapers. Top edges gilt.
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A complete set of this beautifully illustrated work
Geikie, James
[Portrait after an etching by W. B. Hole]
Edinburgh, David Douglas, 1884. Single sheet (29.9 x 22.3 cm; printed surface 18.2 x 12.0 cm). Together with two additional sheets with a printed sketch of geology in Scotland, and Geikie's signature.
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A fine portrait of one of the greatest geologists of Scotland and the World
The butter...
Humphreys, H. N.
The butterfly vivarium. Or, insect home: being an account of a new method of observing the curious metamorphoses of some of the most beautiful of native insects. Comprising also a popular description of the habits and instincts of many of the insects of the various classes referred to; with suggestions for the successful study of entomology by means of an insect vivarium. Illustrated with coloured engravings.
London, William Lay, 1858. 8vo (18.2 x 13.2 cm). xi, 288, [iii] pp., eight hand-coloured steel-engraved plates. Original blue, blind-stamped cloth with gilt title on the spine and large gilt vignette on the front board. All edges gilt.
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According to Horn-Schenkling, "Selten" (Rare)
Meyer, H. L.
Illustrations of British Birds. Volumes I – IV. [First folio edition – Complete].
London, Longman, 1835-1850. Four volumes in four. Folio (35.6 x 26.2 cm). Four engraved title pages, four engraved indexes; 322 fine hand-coloured lithographed plates, of which 317 show birds (and often eggs too); and five eggs only [I: 79 bird plates (index calls for 78), one egg plate; II: 74 bird plates, one egg plate; III: 81 bird plates (index calls for 80), two egg plates; IV: 83 bird plates (index states 82), one egg plate]. Bound in uniform later half calf over marbled boards. Spines with five broad, raised, gilt-ornamented bands; compartments with two morocco labels with gilt title and volume number, and with gilt ornithological vignettes. Red endpapers. All edges gilt.
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A very good, attractive set of the first edition, with the two different blackbird plates
Four roses...
Sowerby, J.
Four roses.
London, Sowerby, 1829-1837. 8vo-sized (24.2 x 14.8 cm or slightly larger). Four engraved, dated, and finely hand-coloured plates.
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Four beautiful roses from the famous "English botany"
The dry ga...
Ward, H.
The dry garden. Hardy heathers or heaths.
Malton, [unpublished], 1930. Folio album (36.6 x 26.6 cm). Handwritten index on front pastedown and front flyleaf recto. Embossed, blue cloth with gilt title "The Dry Garden" on the front board.
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A fine, well-preserved herbarium of heathers