Natural History

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  • Category = Natural History
  • WELL ILLUSTRATED EDITION IN FINE 18TH CENTURY SPECKLED CALF
    Natural History, General and Particular, by the Count de Buffon, Translated into English. by BUFFON, Georges-Louis Leclerc, Count de. SMELLIE, William (translated by).
    BUFFON, Georges-Louis Leclerc, Count de. SMELLIE, William (translated by).
    Natural History, General and Particular, by the Count de Buffon, Translated into English.

    London: Strahan and Cadell, 1785. 9 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. A splendid 18th century full speckled calf with gilt pallets and centre tools and beautiful twin labels. Some marks and scratches to the boards but no loss or splitting to the joints. A handsome Country House set with portrait, 2 maps and all 305 engraved plates, several folding. Second edition. A superb set, in English, of the works of this hugely influential French 18th century naturalist.

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  • CHARMING WORK IN STUNNING CAT'S PAW CALF
    Le Jardin des Plantes. Description et moeurs des mammifères de la ménagerie et du muséum d’histoire naturelle. by BOITARD, M.
    BOITARD, M.
    Le Jardin des Plantes. Description et moeurs des mammifères de la ménagerie et du muséum d’histoire naturelle.

    Paris: Dubochet, 1842. Full calf, 10.5 inches tall. A stunning full cat's paw calf by Clarke & Bedford, one of the finest binders of the period in pristine condition. With gilt raised bands, delightful label and superb gilt tooling to the panels. With gilt dentelles and all edges. Armorial bookplate. Embellished with 4 hand coloured engraved plates, 2 portraits, and full page engravings and vignettes throughout.

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  • FIRST COLLECTED EDITION IN REMARKABLE ZAEHNSDORF FULL LEATHER BINDING
    The Works in Natural History....Comprising 'The Natural History of Selborne'; 'The Naturalist's Calendar'; and 'Miscellaneous observations, Extracted from his Papers. To which are added, a Calendar and Observations, by W. Marwick Esq.". by WHITE, Rev. Gilbert
    WHITE, Rev. Gilbert
    The Works in Natural History....Comprising 'The Natural History of Selborne'; 'The Naturalist's Calendar'; and 'Miscellaneous observations, Extracted from his Papers. To which are added, a Calendar and Observations, by W. Marwick Esq.".

    London: T. Bensley for J. White, 1802. 2 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. The first collected edition. A remarkable full pigskin binding by Zaehnsdorf with double raised bands, blind pallets to the panels and a triple blind fillet framing the boards. A little discolouration to the boards otherwise a very fine set. Blind tooled dentelles and all edges gilt. With the armorial bookplate of Alfred Acland of Feniton Court, Devon. Engraved frontispiece and folding plate in volume 1, hand-coloured folding frontispiece and hand-coloured plate in volume 2.

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  • ONE OF 50 'IMPERIAL' COPIES IN STUNNING FULL MOROCCO
    A General Outline of The Animal Kingdom and Manual of Comparative Anatomy. by JONES, Thomas Rymer
    JONES, Thomas Rymer
    A General Outline of The Animal Kingdom and Manual of Comparative Anatomy.

    London: John Van Voorst, 1841. Full morocco, 11 inches tall. A stunning full hard grain morocco by Toovey of Piccadilly with gilt raised bands, exceptionally fine gilt tooling to the panels and a triple fillet framing the boards. Gilt dentelles and top edge. One of only 50 'Imperial' copies. With the leather label of Denning. Illustrated with 336 engraved vignettes. Thomas Rymer Jones, eminent English surgeon, academic and zoologist was Fullerian Professor of Physiology at the Royal Institution in 1840 to 1842.

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  • CLASSIC COUNTRY TALES IN FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO BY ZAEHNSDORF
    The Gamekeeper at Home. by JEFFERIES, Richard
    JEFFERIES, Richard
    The Gamekeeper at Home.

    London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1896. Full morocco, 7 inches tall. A beautiful binding in full crushed morocco by Zaehnsdorf with gilt raised bands and superb field sport centre tools framed in the panels. The same centre tools adorn the boards around an ornate decorated panel. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Armorial bookplate. Charming frontispiece and vignettes by Charles Whymper. A fine copy of one of Jefferies works in which the great English naturalist depicts various aspects of English rural life.

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  • UNUSUAL HALF CALF BY MUDIE
    The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne. by WHITE, Gilbert
    WHITE, Gilbert
    The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne.

    London: J. and A Arch et al., 1837. Half calf 9 inches tall. An attractive and unusual binding by Mudie with wide gilt raised bands and blind tooling radiating from a gilt centre tool in the panels. Gilt top edge. Embellished with engraved vignettes. Bookplate.

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  • CLASSIC NATURAL HISTORY IN FULL VELLUM, GILT
    Wild Life in a Southern County by JEFFERIES, Richard
    JEFFERIES, Richard
    Wild Life in a Southern County

    London: Thomas Nelson, c.1910. Full vellum, 6 inches tall. A delightful little full vellum binding with the spine and boards gilt and with yapp foredge. All edges gilt. With the bookplate of S & E Virgo. Portrait.

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  • A STRIKINGLY ECCENTRIC FULL CALF BINGING
    On The Natural History and Classification of Quadrupeds by SWAINSON, William
    SWAINSON, William
    On The Natural History and Classification of Quadrupeds

    London: Longman et al, 1835. Full calf, 6.5 inches tall. With a raised title and very wide raised gilt head and tail band. The lower panels have dense blind tooling within gilt rolls. Gilt and blind tooling to the boards. Engraved title page and vignettes throughout. Considerably rubbed edges but still perfectly tight and firm. A truly charming little volume.

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