- Category = Natural History
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.More details Price: £1,250.00
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.More details Price: £950.00
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.More details Price: £500.00
Animal Biography, or Popular Zoology.
London: Rivington et. al, 1813. 3 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. Full diced calf with gilt and inked bands, twin labels and an elaborate gilt and inked tail panel, so typical of the Regency style of binding. The diced boards are framed within Etruscan rolls. Bookplate. The 4th, much enlarged, edition. A superb copy of this curious work.More details Price: £425.00
The Natural History of Selborne.
London: Rivington et al., 1825. 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. Rather extraordinary but good looking Georgian half calf with a title label within fine gilt tooling above a wide band of blind tooling. Embellished with 4 engravings, one coloured and two foxed. Bookplates and an ink inscription on the reverse of the free endpapers.More details Price: £320.00
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.More details Price: £280.00
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.More details Price: £100.00