55 items found
Ackermann, R. (publisher) [Hodson, T. and J. Dougall]
The Cabinet of the Arts, being a new & universal drawing book, illustrated by 130 engravings from drawings by various masters. Second edition with additions.
London, R. Ackermann, . Folio (28.2 x 22.5 cm). Engraved frontispiece, engraved title; 126 engraved and aquatint plates, of which 31 originally coloured by hand. Later half calf over contemporary plain boards. Spine with five raised, gilt-bordered bands and gilt title. Olive endpapers; speckled edges.Read more
A history of British reptiles.
London, John van Voorst, 1839. 8vo (21.8 x 13.9 cm). xxiv, 142 pp.; numerous fine woodcuts. Contemporary polished calf. Spine rich gilt with five raised bands, floral vignettes and red morocco label with gilt title. Boards with triple-gilt borders and corner pices; gilt-lined edges and inner dentelles. Marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt.Read more
[Berkeley, M. J. (ed.)]
Lancashire, not published, 1872-1885. Folio (33.0 x 25.5 cm). 61 leaves, each with one or more (up to five) original watercolours - several heightened with gum arabic - mounted on rectos, and several additional ones on versos. Contemporary full calf. Spine with five gilt-bordered, raised bands and red morocco label with gilt title. Boards with double, gilt borders and gilt daisy corner pieces, and blind-rolled border, with blind-tooled fleur-de-lis motif corner pieces. Marbled endpapers with blind-tooled floral dentelles. All edges gilt.Read more
Broeck, [J.] E. van den [vanden Broeck]
Esquisse géologique et paléontologique des dépôts pliocènes des environs d'Anvers. [Author's copy - interleaved, with handwritten additions and emendations].
Bruxelles, G. Mayolez, 1876-. 8vo (25.0 x16.3 cm). 296 pp. (printed), 296 pp. (ruled, partly annotated); folded and coloured topographical map of Antwerp and surroundings and one folding table. Original printed boards.Read more
The miscellaneous botanical works. Vol. III. Atlas of the plates.
London, Robert Hardwicke (for The Ray Society), 1868. Folio (35.0 x 25.6 cm). Title page, 15 pp.; 38 fine engraved plates of which 11 much larger, folded. Contemporary pebbled half morocco over gilt-bordered marbled boards. Spine with five raised, gilt-ornamented bands and gilt title. Marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt.Read more
Illustrations of the fossil conchology of Great Britain and Ireland, with descriptions and localities of all the species.
London, Smith, Elder, -1849. Large 4to (31.3 x 25.1 cm). vii, 274 pp.; 117 originally hand-coloured engraved plates. [numbered, in Roman numerals, 1-98, 3*, 20*, 20**, 21*, 29*, 33*, 37*, 52*, 53*, 54*, 55*, 56*, 61*, 61**, 61***, 66*, 66**, 72*, 74*]. Contemporary, probably publisher's, half morocco over double gilt-bordered marbled boards. Spine with five raised, gilt-ornamented bands; compartments rich gilt with conchological vignettes and floral borders, and gilt title. Top edge gilt.Read more
New and improved system of logarithms, with a table of the logarithms of the natural numbers, from 1 to 100,000, and by differences, from 1 to 10,000,000. The calculations have been recently made, and afterwards compared with the tables of Callet, Hutton, Vega, Briggs, Gardiner, Taylor, and Babbage. To which is added, an account of the origin, nature and use; and their application to several subjects to which they appertain. Also, an index, containing tables of trigonometrical formulae, (the notation entirely new and simple.)
London, William Day, Lithographer to the Queen, and Queen Dowager, 1838. Tall folio (40.7 x 25.9 cm). Half-title, title page, [vii]-xii, 106, [i] pp.; nine double-sized, partially hand-coloured tables; a few hand-coloured text figures; mounted tabs. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with triple gilt bands; front board with rectangular ruled morocco label with gilt ornamental borders and title. Edges speckled red.Read more
Cole, R. V.
British trees, drawn and described by Rex Vivat Cole and text revised by Dorothy Kempe. Subscribers' edition with 13 proof photogravures limited to 150 copies.
London, Hutchinson, 1907. Two parts in two. Large 4to (30.3 x 23.5 cm). 723 pp.; 430 reproductions of original drawings and paintings by the author including 13 proof photogravures. Uniform publisher's green buckram with gilt-titled calf spine mounted. All edges gilt.Read more
The song birds of Great Britain; containing delineations of thirty-three birds, of the natural size, (incl. the genus Sylvia of Latham,) coloured principally from living specimens, with some account of their habits, and occasional direction for their treatment in confinement.
London, privately published, [1835-]1836. Title-page, [xi] pp. [prefaces]; 33 beautiful, originally hand-coloured engraved plates with explanatory text leaves. Contemporary dark green grained full morocco. Boards with double rich gilt borders with floral corner pieces; gilt lines on the edges, and inner gilt lines. Spine with ornamental gilt rectangles and title. All edges gilt.Read more
The compleatest angling booke that euer was writ, beingdone out of ye Hebrewe and other Tongves, by a person of honor. Adorn'd with scvlptvres. [One of two known original coloured copies].
Newcastle upon Tyne, the author, 1881. 4to (28.0 x 22.8 cm). 238 pp. [in Roman numerals]. Numerous etchings, wood-engravings and text vignettes, of which many hand-coloured. Contemporary full embossed morocco. Spine rich gilt, with five raised bands; boards with triple gilt, and blind-tooled borders, gilt vignettes and, on the front board, the title, "The compleatest angling booke by a person of honor". Gilt dentelles. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt.Read more
Curtis's Botanical Magazine; or Flower-Garden Displayed: In which the most ornamental foreign plants cultivated in the open ground, the green-house, and the stove, are accurately represented and coloured. To which are added, their names, class, order, generic and specific characters, according to the system of Linnaeus; their places of growth, times of flowering: together with the most approved methods of culture. Vol LIX (59) of the New Series; or Vol. CXXIX (129) of the whole work.
London, Samuel Curtis, 1903. 8vo (23.7 x 15.2 cm). Title page with engraved vignette; dedication page (to George Nicholson, late Curator of the Royal Gardens, Kew); 60 fine engraved plates with original hand-colouring (many larger, folded), and accompanying text.Read more
Cuvier, G. [L. C. F. D.] and A. Brongniart
Description géologique des environs de Paris, par MM. G. Cuvier et Alex. Brongniart. Nouvelle édition, dans laquelle on a inséré la descrition d'un grand nombre de lieux de l'Allemagne, de la Suisse, de l'Italie, etc., qui présentent des terrains analogues a ceux du Bassin de Paris. Avec 2 cartes et 16 planches représentant les coupes de ces terrains et beaucoup des coquilles fossiles qu'ils renferment, et une table alphabétique de tous les lieux décrits ou seulement cités.
Paris, G. Dufour et E. d'Ocagne, 1822. 4to (29.3 x 22.2 cm). ix, 428 pp.; one brightly hand-coloured geological map of the surroundings of Paris, and 17 lithographed plates, including one hand-coloured geological map of the basins of London and Paris. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with five raised, gilt-ornamented bands; compartments rich gilt, and with two morocco labels (red and blue) with gilt title.Read more
[Darwin, Charles Robert]
Portrait of Darwin - Rare carte de visite.
Down and London, Elliott and Fry, . Albumen print, mounted on cardboard with rounded edges and a red ink border (10.0 x 6.2 cm). With the name Darwin printed in black below the photo, and red, crowned logo on verso. Preserved in transparent sleeve.Read more
[Darwin, Charles Robert]
Portrait of Darwin - Rare Russian carte de visite.
Saint Peterburg, Wesenberg [Down and London, Elliott & Fry], . Albumen print, mounted on cardboard with a red ink border (10.4 x 6.3 cm). With the printed name Darwin in Cyrillic and printed Cyrillic text on recto and verso. Preserved in transparent sleeve.Read more
A monograph of British Cretaceous Brachiopoda. [AND] M. R. Sahni, the Terebratulidae of the British Chalk. [AND] N. E. Pettitt, The Rhynchonellidae of the British Chalk.
London, The Palaeontographical Society, 1854-1953. 4to (27.0 x 20.6 cm). 205 pp., 21 [12, 9] lithographed plates; 62 pp.; ten plates; 58 pp., three plates. Later half calf, spine with five raised, gilt bordered bands, and gilt titles on spine. Edges speckled red.Read more
The United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland, with the adjacent parts of the Continent, from Amsterdam to Paris and Brest, compiled from a variety of the most authentic materials.
London, Samuel Leigh, 1818. Large, folded, coloured map (62.7 x 75.3 cm) of Great Britain and Ireland, and the continental coasts of the Channel and North Sea. In original reddish paper-covered boards, with printed label mounted.Read more
Gray, J. E.
Blackheaded pheasant. Female [From: Illustrations of Indian Zoology. Chiefly selected from the collection of Major-General Hardwicke. F.R.S.].
London, Treuttel, Wurtz, Treuttel, jun. and Richter, 1831-1832. Folio (46.3 x 33.1 cm). Fine lithographed plate with original hand-colouring.Read more
Gray, J. E.
Lined fishing eagle [From: Illustrations of Indian Zoology. Chiefly selected from the collection of Major-General Hardwicke F. R. S.].
London, Treuttel, Wurtz, Treuttel, jun. and Richter, 1831. Folio (46.5 x 33.2 cm). Fine lithographed plate with original hand-colouring.Read more
Voyage à la cote septentrionale du Comté d'Antrim en Irlande, et à l'ile de Raghery, contenant l'histoire naturelle de ses productions volcaniques & plusieurs observations sur les antiquités & moeurs de ce pays... auquel on a ajouté l'essai sur l'oryctographie du Derbyshire par M. Ferber, traduit de l'Allemand.
Paris, Cuchet, 1790. 8vo (19.6 x 12.5 cm). viii, 239 pp.; engraved folding plate showing several geological layers of Derbyshire. Contemporary full mottled calf. Spine rich gilt with floral vignettes, small red morocco label with gilt title. Marbled endpapers, red edges.Read more
Humphreys, H. N.
Ocean and river gardens: a history of the marine and fresh-water aquaria, with the best methods for their establishment and preservation. With twenty coloured plates from life. Part I. Ocean gardens. Part II. River gardens. [Complete].
London, Sampson Low, Son, 1857. Two parts in one. Small 8vo (17.9 x 13.1 cm). Three title pages (general; and, with engraved vignette, to each part), 235 pp. [viii, 112; vii, 108, (iv)]; 20 hand-coloured engraved plates [12; 8]. Later gilt-bordered burgundy morocco over burgundy linen boards. Spine with five raised bands, gilt-lined borders and two black morocco labels with gilt title. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt.Read more
Jeffreys, J. G.
A synopsis of the testaceous pneumonobranchous Mollusca of Great Britain. In a letter addressed to L. W. Dillwyn. [AND] A supplement to the 'Synopsis of testaceous pneumonobranchous Mollusca of Great Britain'.
London, The Linnean Society, [1830-] 1833. 4to (25.8 x 20.2 cm). 89 pp. [numbered 323-392; 505-523]. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with five raised bands; compartments with gilt ornaments and title. Red edges.Read more
A catalogue of the Portland Museum, lately the property of the Duchess Dowager of Portland, deceased: which will be sold by auction, by Mr. Skinner and Co. On Monday the 24th of April, 1786, and the thirty-seven following days, at twelve o'clock, Sundays, and the 5th of June (the day his majesty's birth-day is kept) excepted; at her late dwelling-house, in Privy-Garden, Whitehall. By order of the acting executrix. [AND] A marked catalogue containing the lots, what each respectively sold for, and the names of the purchasers of the four thousand two hundred and sixty-three lots which constituted the Portland Museum; late the property of the Duchess Dowager of Portland, deceased. Which was sold by auction by Mr. Skinner and Co. and the thirty-eight following days. Enabling every connoisseur to know among whom these valuable curiosities are distributed, and the sum which every lot produced.
London, Skinner, 1786 [AND] London, Kearsley, Walker, Sewell, Flexney, Robson and Egerton, 1786. Two works in one. 4to (25.0 x 20.2 cm). "Wunderkammer" frontispiece; title page, viii, 3-194 pp.; Title page, 5-44 pp. Mid-20th-century dark blue buckram with gilt title on the spine.Read more
[Linnean Society of London]
The Transactions of the Linnean Society of London. Second series. Botany. Volume I - VI.
London, The Linnean Society of London, 1875-1905. Six volumes in six. Large 4to (29.1 x 23.3 cm). Text; numerous plates. Volume I in contemporary polished half calf over marbled boards. Gilt ornamental lines and black morocco label with gilt title on the spine; Volumes II-VI: uniform later (i.e., contemporary with the last volume) blue buckram with gilt title on the spines. Speckled edges.Read more
Monograph of the fossil Mammalia of the Mesozoic formations.
London, The Palaeontographical Society, 1871. 4to (27.0 x 21.2 cm). vi, 115 pp.; four engraved plates with explanatory text leaves, 26 steel-engravings in the text. Contemporary half morocco over pebbled boards. Gilt title on the spine. Olive endpapers. Speckled edges.Read more
Parker, R. D.
Birds of Ireland.
Belfast, Blackstaff Press, 1984. Oblong folio (40.5 x 47.5 cm). 113 pp.; 40 coloured and mounted plates all beautifully reproduced. Original polished half calf over marbled boards. Spine with five raised bands and gilt title. Matching original marbled slipcase (49.6 x 42.5 x 3.2 cm) with printed label.Read more
The grasses of Scotland. [AND] The grasses of Great Britain. [Complete].
Edinburgh, William Blackwood and Sons, 1842-1845. Two volumes in two. 8vo (24.8 x15.7 cm). Half-titles and titles, 356 pp. [xxi, 1-152; xxvii, 153-311]; 142 [I-LXVI; LXVII-CXLII] fine, lithographed plates. Original uniform, green, blind-stamped cloth with gilt title on the spines and gilt floral vignette on the front boards. Yellow endpapers. Top edges gilt.Read more
Salvin, F. H. and W. Brodrick
Falconry in the British Isles.
London, John van Voorst, 1855. 4to (27.5 x 18.0 cm). vii, 147 pp.; 24 chromolithographed plates (XI and XIII acting as frontispieces) with fine hand-colouring. Early 20th-century dark green half morocco over linen boards. Spine with five raised bands; compartments with gilt ornithological vignettes and title. Marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt. Original embossed limp cloth boards with large gilt vignette and gilt on the front board, bound in the rear.Read more
Sowerby, G. B. I
A catalogue of the shells contained in the collection of the late Earl of Tankerville, arranged according to the Lamarckian conchological system; together with an appendix, containing descriptions of many new species.
London, G. B. Sowerby I, 1825. 8vo (22.7 x 14.4 cm). 139 pp. [vii, 92, xxxiv, 2, 4]; nine hand-coloured engraved plates. Red buckram. Spine with gilt title.Read more
The mineral conchology of Great Britain; or coloured figures and description of those remains of testaceous animals or shells, which have been preserved at various times and depths in the Earth. Volumes I - II.
London, J. Sowerby, 1812-1818. Two volumes in two. 8vo (23.2 x 15.5 cm). 482 pp. [I: 234, x; II: 235, iii]. 205 hand-coloured engravings (eight larger, folded), numbered 1-203, A (between 184 and 185). Number 33 used twice; no. 177 also numbered 173[bis]. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spines with gilt ornamental bands, blind-tooled compartments and two black morocco labels with gilt title. Green endpapers. Edges speckled red.Read more