London: Printed by J. Dillon, and Co., for, and sold by, W. and S. Jones, 1799. Fifth edition. 8vo. xiv, 594, 14, 2 pp. Contemporary speckled calf, spine with double gilt rules, gilt lettered green label, gilt device of a bird to the other panels, the ownership inscription of a....
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London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1815. Second edition. 8vo. viii, 263, (1) pp. Recent half speckled calf over marbled boards, twin gilt lettered red labels, the date in gilt to the foot of the spine, contemporary gift inscription to one of the front flyleaves. Very good. Arthur Aikin...
(Qatar, 1987). First edition, 4to, 172, (2) pp. 267 coloured photographic illustrations, inscribed from the author on the title page. Cloth, d.w. with some creasing to the lamination, otherwise a very good copy.
London: Marcus Ward & Co., and Belfast: Royal Ulster Works, c.1875]. 8vo. Publisher's dark green cloth, decorated in black to the upper board. A generic blank album enlivened by cut and mounted colour lithographs of 24 humming birds and 30 flowers, mostly captioned. Very good.
London: Marcus Ward & Co., and Belfast: Royal Ulster Works, [c. 1875]. 8vo. Publisher's dark green cloth, decorated in black to the upper board. A generic blank album enlivened by cut and mounted colour lithographs of 36 seaweed types. Very good.
London: James Toovey, 1881. Large 8vo, 2 pp, 3-19 ff, 20-29 pp. Engraved title and 18 coloured plates, a few spots to early leaves. Original cloth backed boards, title replicated to the upper board, some light wear otherwise a very good copy. First published in 1816.
London: John Dicks, . First edition. Small 8vo. (4 advertisements), 126, (6 advertisements) pp. Later red cloth, old ownership inscription to the front free endpaper repeated on the first advertisement. Photographic illustrations to the heads of chapters II to IX. Light wear to the extremities, else very good.
London: William Mackenzie, . Large 8vo, (ii), 988 pp. 27 fine hand coloured plates of plants and fruit - 5 double page, plus engraved plates and vignettes in the text, spotting to some plates, contemporary inscription to fly leaf. Contemporary brown half morocco, extremities worn, head of upper joint cracking.
Arbroath: Published for the Sudan Government by T. Buncle & Co., 1950-56. First edition, 3 volumes, 8vo. Coloured folding map in volume I, numerous black and white illustrations in the text, signature to fly leaves. Original gilt titled green cloth, some rubbing and marks, spine ends slightly worn. By volume...
St. Petersburg: Der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1887. Folio, (iv) pp, followed by 6 double page meteorological charts of Russia. Minor browning to edges, ink stamps of the Royal Society of Edinburgh to the paste down and title page. Later cloth, a few marks.
London: Collins/BBC Books, 1987. Second printing. Large 8vo. 240 pp. Publisher's blue cloth, silver lettered to the spine, dust jacket, inscribed by the author on the half title, " To Edith, Happy birthday, David Attenborough". Colour illustrations in the text throughout. An excellent copy.
American Heritage Publishing Co., (1966). Two volumes, 4to. 431 coloured plates, many of them folding. Original cloth, spines slightly sunned, slipcase with minor rubbing.
London: Hollis & Carter, 1953. First edition. Large 8vo. xii, 164 pp. Publisher's brown cloth, gilt to the spine and upper board, dust jacket,early ownership inscription to the front free endpaper. 15 colour plates. Fading to the cloth spine, losses to the edges of the jacket.
London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, 1864. First edition. 8vo. xii, 496 pp., bound without the publisher's catalogue sometimes found to the rear. Publisher's green cloth, gilt lettered to the spine, later pencilled ownership inscription to the front pastedown. Frontispiece showing Babbage's Difference Engine no. 1. Neatly rebacked preserving...
London: John Van Voorst, 1856. Fourth edition, 12mo, xxiv, 12, xxv-xxxii, 13-446 pp, with the first gathering of the text misbound earlier in the contents. Contemporary inscription to front blank, marbled endpapers and edges. Contemporary black full calf, covers with double gilt rules to edges and a diamond pattern of...
Paris: Henry Charpentier, 1715. Third edition, 12mo, (xii), 200 [mispaginated as 198], (16), 111, (9) pp. Engraved frontispiece and 6 smaller examples of game positions, signature on title. 18th century calf, gilt decorated spine, joints a little cracked, small piece missing from corner of upper cover. A well-preserved copy of...
London: Reeve, Brothers, 1847. First edition, large 8vo, x, 138, 16 advertisement pp. 21 lithographed plates with tissue guards, 18 hand coloured, 2 bookplates to paste down. Original blind stamped cloth, gilt vignette to upper cover, spine and edges faded, top of upper joint splitting but sound. Nissen 58. Pritzel 320. Freeman 149.
London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1889. Second edition, 8vo, xvi, 426 pp. Frontispiece and 11 full page illustrations plus 53 woodcuts, armorial bookplate of Reginald Coddington. Publisher's dark blue half morocco, t.e.g., cloth sides, a handsome copy.
London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1906. Tenth impression, 8vo (xiv), 483, (1, 4 advertisement) pp. Frontispiece and 8 plates plus other illustrations in the text, bookplate of Thomas Freer and Mary Louisa Ash plus a later owner's ink stamp to paste down. Original decorative brown cloth, mild bumping to spine ends, very good.
London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1901. Third edition, reissue, 8vo, xx, 464 pp. 13 plates plus illustrations in the text, small faint damp stain to the outer margin throughout. Original decorated brown cloth, a handsome copy.
Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins, 1925. First edition, 4to, (xxiv), 146 pp, with 76 coloured plates showing 761 birds, some light marginal foxing, bookplate, original cloth, spine and corners rubbed.
(Ramsbury): The Crowood Press, (1987). First edition, 8vo, 160 pp. Photographic illustrations in both colour and black and white plus drawings by Chris Turnball. Cloth, d.w., not price clipped, a couple of very minor marks otherwise a fine copy.
Norimbergae (Nuremberg): Wolfgangi Michahellis, 1708. First edition. Small 4to. (viii), 102 pp. Contemporary full vellum, gilt lettered morocco label, the 19th century armorial bookplate of Cecil Deedes to the front pastedown. Frontispiece and 6 folding plates of fossils, all finely engraved by Johann Georg Puschner. Slight wear to the spine...
London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1819. First edition. 8vo. xx, 668, (2) pp. Contemporary calf boards, sometime rebacked, gilt lettered green label, gilt decoration to the rest of spine, endpapers and all edges marbled. Five folding plates. The boards worn, else a very good copy.
London: Gurney and Jackson, 1922. First edition. 8vo. xvi, 366 pp. Publisher's blue cloth, gilt lettered to the spine, early ownership inscription to the front free endpaper. Frontispiece and 2 colour plates plus 43 black and white plates featuring 81 photographic illustrations and 4 folding maps. Very good.