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NATURAL HISTORY

NATURAL HISTORY

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181 WHITE, Gilbert. (Edited byW.S. Scott; Illustrations by John Piper). The Natural History of Selborne.
1962 
Folio Society. 1962. First Edition thus. Hardback, no slipcase. Pictorial boards. b&w illustrations. Discolouration to spine and the edges of the boards. Clean and bright interior. 78160 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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182 WHITE, Rev. Gilbert. The Natural History of Selborne. Arranged for Young Persons. A New Edition with Notes.
N.d. [1861] 
Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. [1861] A New Edition. viii, 338pp. Frontis. with tissue guard, map and vignettes throughout. Original patterned green cloth, gilt. Spine sunned to brown and sl. frayed at head. Ink gift inscription to front free endpaper dated 1861. Small named printed bookplate to front pastedown. An exceptionally clean and sound copy. Near fine. 70294 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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183 WHITE, Rev. Gilbert. Illustrated by Thomas BEWICK and others. The Natural History and Antiquities of Selbourne in the County of Southampton. The Standard Edition by E.T. Bennett, thoroughly revised, with additional notes by James Edmund Harting. With Ten Letters not Included in any Other Edition of the Work. Illustrated With Engravings By Thomas Bewick and Others.
1887 
Swan Sonnenschein, Lowrey & Co. London. 1887. Fifth Edition. [First thus with Ten Letters not included in any other edition]. Hardback. No DW. xxii, [ii], 568 pages. Very attractive wood engravings throughout text, many by Thomas Bewick. Decorative chapter headings and initial letters. The binding is stunning - in original publisher's illustrated red coth gilt. All edges gilt. Spine is very faded, boards slightly rubbed. Blind stamp to front free endpaper with a few nicks to inner hinges. Ownership signature to half title page with occasional light foxing to contents and ruling in pencil to margins o/w a lovely copy. 82437 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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184 WHITEHEAD, L. E. Plants of Herefordshire. A Handlist.
Hereford Botanical Society. 1976 
Blue cloth backstrip. Blue printed bds. Maps to eps. SIGNED by author. Relevant newspaper cuttings loosely inserted. A Nr. Fine copy. 32899 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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185 WILKS, J.H. Trees Of The British Isles In History and Legend.
Frederick Muller, London. 1972 
First Edition. DW. 4to. Colour and b/w illustrations. Very nice copy in price clipped nad partially sunned wrapper. VG+/VG. 62239 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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186 WILLIAMSON, Richard. The Great Yew Forest. The Natural History of Kingley Vale.
Macmillan, London. 1978 
First edition. DW. 208pp. Drawings, maps, b/w photograph plates. Index. VG/VG 55700 
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187 WILSON, Rev. John M. The Rural Cyclopedia or a Dictionary of Agriculture. And of the Arts, Sciences, Instruments, And Practise. Necessary to the Farmer, Stockfarmer, Gardener, Forester, Landsteward, Farrier, &c. Vol. III only.
A. Fullerton & Co. Edinburgh. 1853 
First edition. Vol III only. Illustrated with some wonderful engraved plates incl. one hand coloured botanical plate, four landscape plates, (two of them bird's eye) and two of a pair of partidges. Large 8vo. 956pp. Handsomely bound in contemp. half burgandy morocco gilt, spine very bright and clean, cloth bds. sl. fraying and rubbed. Marbled e/ps. VG+ 30414 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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188 WOLF, Joseph. The Life and Habits of Wild Animals. Illustrated by Designs by.... Engraved by J.W. & Edward Whymper. With Descriptive Letter-Press By Daniel Giraud Elliot.
1874 
Alexander Macmillan & Co. London. 1874. Early Edition. Hardback. No DW. Green textured boards with gilt decoration. Tall 4to. Illustrated. Boards are worn and rear board is a little soiled. A few pages have small close tears to bottom margins, not affecting any text or illustrations, and a couple of the close tears have been repaired. There are no ownership inscriptions. Overall a lovely volume. 78382 
Price: 250.00 GBP
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189 WOOD, J. G. Our Garden Friends and Foes. With upwards of 200 Illustrations by T. W. Wood, Coleman, Smith, etc.
Routledge, Warne, and Routledge, London. 1864 
First edition. Bound in full green calf, spine decorted to compartments with raised bands and contrasting label. 8 plates including frontis. Illustrations. Some occasional browning o/w a lovely copy. 65212 
Price: 85.00 GBP
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190 WOOD, J. G. The Natural History of Man; Being an Account of the Manners and Customs of the Uncivilized Races of Men. Australia, New Zealand, Polynesia, America, Asia and Ancient Europe. With New Designs by Zwecker, Angas, Danby, Handley, Etc. Engraved by The Brothers Dalziel.
1870 
George Routledge and Sons. London. 1870. First edition. 4to. Bound in half red calf gilt. viii, 864 pages. Illustrated throughout in b/w. Boards rubbed and worn along extremities, head of spine slightly pulled. Pages browned. Generally a clean and sound copy. 77502 
Price: 200.00 GBP
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191 WOOD, Rev. J. G. Insects at Home. Being a Popular Account of British Insects, their Structure, Habits, and Transformations. With Upwards of 700 figures by E. A. Smith and J. B. Zwecker, Enraved by G. Pearson.
Longman, Green and Co. London. 1872 
Red half leather binding, raised bands, gilt decorations. Marbled boards, edges and end papers. xx, 670pp. Colour frontis with tissue guard that is slightly torn. Ownership signature to front end paper and to title page, dated 1878. Outer edges shelf rubbed. Internally a clean copy, 68177 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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192 WOOD, Rev. J. G. Nature's Teachings. Human Invention Anticipated by Nature. PRIZE BINDING IN FULL RED CALF GILT.
No date c.1885 
J. S. Virtue and Co. London. No date circa 1885. New and Revised edition. Large 8vo. Prize binding from The Uppingham Lower School. Very handsomely bound in full red calf gilt with gilt decorations to compartments of spine, raised bands, gilt school crest to upper board. Marbled edges and endpapers. Prize bookplate to front pastedown. pages. 533 pages. Frontis. plus numerous illustrations to text. Prelims and rear pages very foxed. Slight shelf wear and rubbing to boards otherwise a clean and sound copy. 81546 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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193 WOOD, Rev. J.G. Insects at Home being a Popular Account of British Insects, their Structure, Habits and Transformations.
1872 
Longmans, Green & Co. 1872. First Edition. Hardback, no DW. Green boards, gilt type and decoration. Colour frontis, many illustrations. xx, 670pp, + publisher's catalogue. Generally a clean and sound copy, with some wear to wrapper. 72505 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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194 WOOD, Rev. J.G. Nature's Teachings: Human Invention Anticipated by Nature.
Dady, Isbister & Co., London. 1877 
First edition. Blue cloth, gilt. Frontis. with tissue guard. 533 pages. Illustrations. Index. Extremities sl. bumped and rubbed, spine sl. darkened with sl. crumpled ends. Foxing to pre-lims but o/w very clean and bright internally. VG 70599 
Price: 85.00 GBP
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195 WOOD, Theodore. The Farmer's Friends and Foes.
1908 
Swan Sonnenshein & Co Ltd. London. 1908. Second Edition. No DW. Original decorated blue cloth gilt. Illustrated. Spine sl. sunned with slight wear to head and tail of spine. Endpapers browned, previous owner signature. Occasional foxing to contents with creasing to some upper corners o/w a lovely bright copy. VG+. The naturalist's library. 71374 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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196 WOODWARD, Henry. A Catalogue of British Fossil Crustacea. With their Synonyms and The Range in Time of Each Genus and Order.
Printed by order of the Trustees of the British Museum. 1877 
First edition. 8vo., 155pp. Orig. brown embossed cloth. VG+. 23236 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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197 WOODWARD, Marcus. Leaves from Gerard's Herball. With 130 illustrations after the original woodcuts.
Gerald Howe Ltd., London. 1931 
Green boards, slightly faded spine. 305pp. Illustrations. Ownership signature to front paste down o/w a very clean copy. VG. 67523 
Price: 8.50 GBP
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198 WRIGHT, John. Mushrooms for the Million. Illustrated. A Pratical Treatise on the Cultivation of the Most Profitable Outdoor Crop Known. By John Wright, Assistant Editor of the "Journal of Horticulture and Home Farmer."
The Horticultural Press. London. 1883 
Sm. slim 8vo. Frontis. and 10 ills. to text. Orig. green cloth, gilt. Sm. ink inscript. to rear of ffe/p, pp.46-49 foxed, some sl. occasional foxing o/w contents clean and sound. 32779 
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199 [MRS. LOVECHILD] The Rational Dame; Or, Hints Towards Supplying Prattle for Children. The Third Edition.
John Marshall. London. N.d.[1790] 
The third edition. VERY SCARCE copy of early natural history primer. Only four known copies of this edition of this early school book are in libraries. This is the earliest copy for sale. 115, [1]pp. Engraved frontis, .lacks small portion to outer margin, displaying teacher and two children enjoying the wildlife + nine plates of various types of animals. Half-title present. Contemp. quarter roan, very worn, marbled bds. Upper joint partially cracked but holding. Pages remarkably clean and sound. A wonderfully chatty introduction to animals of all kinds and their uses. Crabs and Lobsters are grouped with insects! 33126 
Price: 1000.00 GBP
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