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Darwin, C. [Darwin, F. (ed.)]

The foundations of the origin of species, a sketch written in 1842 by Charles Darwin.

Cambridge, The University Press, 1909. 8vo (22.5 x 15.0 cm). Frontispiece portrait (tissue-guarded), xxii, 53 pp., one plate with facsimile handwriting of Charles Darwin. Original quarter vellum over printed boards. In transparent protective wrapper.

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The rare, true first edition of Darwin's previously unpublished notes on Natural Selection

[Darwin, C.] Clark, J. W. and A. C. Seward (eds.)

Order of the proceedings at the Darwin Celebration held at Cambridge June 22-June 24, 1909. With a sketch of Darwin's life.

Cambridge, The University Press, 1909. 4to (26.0 x 20.5 cm). Frontispiece portrait, 23 pp., ten plates. Original quarter buckram over printed boards. Front board with gilt and red coat-of-arms. In transparent protective wrapper.

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Freeman 1481. A rare and well-illustrated publication

Deleuze, [J. P. F.]

Histoire et description de Muséum Royal d'Histoire Naturelle, ouvrage rédigé d'après les ordres de l'administration du Muséum.

Paris, A. Royer, 1823. Two volumes in two. 8vo (21.5 x 13.8 cm). vi, 720 pp., three folded maps, five engraved plates (all tissue-guarded) to volume I; nine tissue-guarded engraved plates to volume II, for a total of 14 plates and three maps [complete]....

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An attractive, contemporary bound copy

Drossaart Lulofs, H. J. and E. L. J. Poortman (eds.)

Aristoteles Semitico-Latinus. Nicolaus Damascenus. De Plantis. Five Translations. Edited and introduced by H. J. Drossaart Lulofs and E. L. J. Poortman.

Amsterdam, North-Holland Publishing Compagny, 1989. 8vo (23.8 x 16.3 cm). xvi, 739 pp. Publisher's cloth with title on spine in printed dustjacket.

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Clarifying one of the most influential books in botany, and its complicated history

[Forbes, E.] Bennett, J. H.

Memoir of the late professor Edward Forbes.

Edinburgh, Sutherland & Knox, 1855. 8vo (22.3 x 14.0 cm). 24 pp. Several text engravings (after drawings by Forbes). Original printed wrappers.

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Remembering one of the foremost British marine zoologists

Fuhlrott, [J.] C.

Jussieu's und De Candolle's natürlichen Pflanzen-Systeme, nach ihren Grundsätzen entwickelt und mit den Pflanzen-Familien von Agardh, Batsch und Linné, sowie mit dem...

Bonn, Eduard Weber, 1829. 8vo (20.3 x 13.0 cm). vi, [ii] 242 pp. Contemporary full grained cloth with gilt title on spine. Marbled edges.

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The only botanical contribution by the discoverer of the "Neanderthaler"

Grandidier, G.

Titres et travaux scientifiques de M. Guillaume Grandidier.

Paris, Masson, 1905. 4to (27.6 x 22.3 cm). 74 pp., numerous text illustrations. Original printed wrappers.

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A rare work on Guillaume Grandidier, one of Madagascar's greatest naturalists

[Linnaeus, C.] Fries, E. [M.] and E. Schenson

In memoriam Caroli à Linné.

Upsala, L. W. Levin, 1878. Folio (37.5 x 27.5 x 1.7 cm). 2 pp. text leaf in German and French by Fries, and 15 albumen prints of which one with careful additional hand-colouring, most probably by Schenson, each mounted on cardboard (34.8 x 26.1 cm). In...

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A very rare piece of Linnaeana - fewer than ten copies known

Mangin, A.

Histoire des jardins chez tous les peuples depuis l'antiquité jusqu'a nos jours.

Tours, A. Mame et Fils, 1883. Folio (37.5 x 26.7 cm). Half-title and title in red and black. Engraved frontispiece, 444 pp.; 73 fine, engraved plates and numerous large text illustrations, mostly of gardens in a very romantic or historical setting. Original...

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A very good copy of the rare folio edition of this great French classic

[Various authors]

Royal Botanic Garden, Calcutta: Annals I-XIV [AND] 150th anniversary volume (All published).

Calcutta, Royal Botanical Garden, 1887-1942. Large 4to (34 x 27 cm or slightly larger) and large folio (up to 54 x 35 cm). A complete set of the 14 volumes, bound in 32. All plate volumes, the appendices and the 150 Anniversary volume present, and all except...

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An extremely rare complete set, spanning more than 50 years of Indian botany