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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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  • 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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  • STUNNING DICED CALF REGENCY CALF.
    Animal Biography, or Popular Zoology. by BINGLEY, W.
    BINGLEY, W.
    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.

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  • DELIGHTFUL COPY IN FULL CALF WITH BINDER'S TICKET
    The Natural History of Selborne. by WHITE, Gilbert
    WHITE, Gilbert
    The Natural History of Selborne.

    London: Van Voorst, 1843. Full calf, 6.5 inches tall. A most attractive full calf by Stratford of Worcester and with their crest shaped tin ticket. With gilt raised bands, finely gilt panels framing an unusually good looking centre tool and a series of rolls and fillets framing the boards. With the bookplate of Jasper More of Linley Hall. A neat ink inscription on the first blank. Embellished with 26 engraved vignettes.

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  • UNUSUAL AND ATTRACTIVE GEORGIAN HALF CALF
    The Natural History of Selborne. by WHITE, Gilbert
    WHITE, Gilbert
    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.

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  • SCARCE TITLE IN EARLY VICTORIAN DICED CALF
    Sylvan Sketches; or, A Companion to the Park and the Shrubbery: with Illustrations from the Works of the Poets. by KENT, Elizabeth
    KENT, Elizabeth
    Sylvan Sketches; or, A Companion to the Park and the Shrubbery: with Illustrations from the Works of the Poets.

    London: Taylor and Hessey, 1825. Full diced calf, 8.5 inches tall. A near contemporary binding with gilt raised bands, blind and gilt pallets and gilt centre tools. A bookplate has been rather roughly removed from the paste-down endpaper. A curious and scarce work. Elizabeth Kent was a respected English Botanist who wrote Flora Domestica' with her brother in law Leigh Hunt, the famous critic and writer.

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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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