- Category = Natural History
The Philosophical History And Memoirs of The Royal Academy of Sciences at Paris: Or, An Abridgement of All The Papers Relating To Natural Philosophy, Which Had Been Published By Members of That Illustrious Society, From The Year 1699 to 1720.
London: John and Paul Knapton et al., 1842. 5 volume set, 8.25 inches tall. A very finely bound set with gilt raised bands, twin labels and fine gilt tooling to the panels. Alternating speckled pink on white and pink edges for each section. 45 engraved plates, mostly folding. Ex-Earls of Macclesfield, with their bookplate and blind stamp on the first 3 leaves. Containing papers and discussions of the works of Halley, Descartes, Huygens, Boyle, Lewenhoeck, Newton, Malpighi, etc..More details Price: £5,000.00
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
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 and Antiquities of Selborne.
London: Bickers, 1884. Full red Morocco, 9 inches tall. A truly splendid binding by Bickers with gilt raised bands and extra gilt tooling to the spine and boards. With gilt dentelles and all edges. A gilt embossed prize block to the upper board and a prize plate to the paste down endpaper. Illustrations throughout and folding facsimile of a page from the journal. Some foxing but still a wonderful copy.More details Price: £280.00
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.More details Price: £240.00
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