Narrative of a Voyage to the South Seas. Charles Medyett Goodridge. 1843.

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Narrative of a Voyage to the South Seas. Charles Medyett Goodridge. 1843. Binding
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Narrative of a Voyage to the South Seas. Charles Medyett Goodridge. 1843. Gift Inscription.
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Narrative of a Voyage to the South Seas. Charles Medyett Goodridge. 1843. Frontis Picture of the Author.
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Narrative of a Voyage to the South Seas. Charles Medyett Goodridge. 1843. Title Page.
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Narrative of a Voyage to the South Seas. Charles Medyett Goodridge. 1843. Printed copy letter dated 1944 from St James Palace acknowledging Queen’s receipt of the book

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goodridge. Charles Medyett. Narrative of a Voyage to the South Seas, and the Shipwreck of the Princess of Wales Cutter, with and Account of Two Years Residence on an Uninhabited Island. Exeter.W. C. Featherstone. 1843. Fifth Edition. 8vo. Green cloth blind stamp motif to front and back, gilt titles to spine. Tissue guarded frontis with Authors ink signature along top blank margin, title, printed copy letter dated 1944 from St James Palace acknowledging Queen’s receipt of the book [2], Preface [2], index [2], Opinions of the Press [6], Subscribers List [26], pp172, with two tissue guarded full page engravings, Errata slip. Manuscript gift inscription on front free endpaper dated 3rd July 1845 to James Ranken Fergusson and William Ranken Fergusson from. their Papa. Baronet James Ranken Fergusson’s father was Sir William Fergusson, BT., F.R.C.S., F.R.S. (1808–1877) a notable surgeon pioneering much work in repair of limbs rather than amputation and developed surgery to aid the cleft palate. James Ranken Fergusson would have been 10 years old at the time of this gift. The subscribers list is very comprehensive including arctic explorers William Scoresby and Admiral Sir Erasmus Ommanney. Covers a little bumped at edges. All pages and illustrations tight and bright with a good strong letterpress imprint. This is a simple narrative of a shipwreck, survival and later rescue to Van Diemens Land (Tasmania) where the author lived for some time. A good book with an interesting provenance, telling more than one tale. Please contact me at enquiries(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)rozhulse.com if you would like to more about this item.

Cat. No. 92998 £200

 

The Natural History of Selborne by Gilbert White. Illus. by George Edwards Collins. 1913.

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The Natural History of Selborne by Gilbert White, Illus. by George Edwards Collins, 1913. Binding.
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The Natural History of Selborne by Gilbert White, Illus. by George Edwards Collins, 1913. Example of Illustrations.
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The Natural History of Selborne by Gilbert White, Illus. by George Edwards Collins, 1913. Example of Illustrations.
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The Natural History of Selborne by Gilbert White, Illus. by George Edwards Collins, 1913. Example of Illustrations.
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The Natural History of Selborne by Gilbert White, Illus. by George Edwards Collins, 1913. Example of Illustrations.

 

White, Gilbert : The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne in the County of Southampton. London, Macmillan and Co., London, 1911. Quarto, green cloth, gilt title to spine and gilt motif to front. Pp476 with 24 full page colour illustrations by Edward George Collins. Binding tight, some bumped edges, spine a little sunned. End papers foxed to pastedown however all printed pages and plates in bright and very good condition. An attractive presentation of this classic natural history work. Please contact me at enquiries(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)rozhulse.com if you would like to more about this item.
Cat. No. 91189 £50

 

 

Bewick’s Select Fables of Aesop and Others. 1871

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Bewick’s Select Fables of Aesop and Others. 1871. Binding
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Bewick’s Select Fables of Aesop and Others. 1871. Frontis Portrait
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Bewick’s Select Fables of Aesop and Others. 1871. Example of Text and Illustration

Bewick, Thomas. Bewick’s Select Fables of Aesop and Others. In Three Parts. I. Fables Extracted from Dodsley”s. II. Fables with Reflections in Prose and Verse. III. Fables in Verse. To which are prefixed The Life of Aesop, and An Essay Upon Fable by Oliver Goldsmith. Faithfully reprinted from the Rare Newcastle Edition published by T. Saint in 1784. London, Bickers and Son. 1871. 4to. Red morroco. Gilt decoration with black inlays. 5 raised bands, gilt decoration with black inlays, black and gilt title piece. Silk tricolour headbands. All edges gilt. Gilt inner dentils, marbled end papers. Frontis portrait, half title, title, preface vii-xxix, Life of Aesop xxx -xxxvi, Essay Upon Fable xxxvii -xl. Pp312. 142 fables most with at least one illustration by Bewick, within a red printed border. Skillful reback retaining original spine, inner hinges strengthened. All pages and illustrations in excellent order throughout. The skillful beauty of Bewick illustrations with the fables from nature including Ants and Grasshopper, Trees and the Bramble, Hounds in Couples, Mercury and Woodman, Dog and the Crocodile, Angler and Philosopher. A very attractive book. Please contact me at enquiries(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)rozhulse.com if you would like to more about this item.

Cat. No. 92244 £275

 

Observations on the Natural History of the Salmon, Herring, and Vendace. Robert Knox. 1833

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Observations on the Natural History of the Salmon, Herring, and Vendace. Robert Knox. 1833. Covers.

 

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Observations on the Natural History of the Salmon, Herring, and Vendace. Robert Knox. 1833. Marbled Endpapers.
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Observations on the Natural History of the Salmon, Herring, and Vendace. Robert Knox. 1833. Title Page
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Observations on the Natural History of the Salmon, Herring, and Vendace. Robert Knox. 1833. Example of Illustration.
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Observations on the Natural History of the Salmon, Herring, and Vendace. Robert Knox. 1833. Text
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Observations on the Natural History of the Salmon, Herring, and Vendace. Robert Knox. 1833. Connected Ephemera.

Knox, Robert. Observations on the Natural History of the Salmon, Herring, and Vendace. From the Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Vol XII. (Read 7th and 21st January 1833) Edinburgh Neill and Company. 1833. 1st Edition. 4to, 210mm x 270mm. Half calf on contemporary boards, recent re-back and morocco gilt label to front. Contemporary marble endpapers. Pp60, I plate. Page edges age tone and light damp stain to lower front blank margin of first few pages. Manuscript inscription on title page “Captain Fergusson/ Royal Marines/ With the authors compliments.” Knox practiced and taught Surgery in Edinbugh and became involved in the Burke and Hare scandal, which was to become his downfall in the field of medicine and he went onto take a greater interest in Natural History and the Salmon in particular. While teaching, one of those he worked with was William Fergusson, who went on to become President of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Surgeon to Queen Victoria and a Baronet. William Fersusson’s uncle was General William Fergusson to whom this book is inscribed. With loose a letter of 1961 from a descendant of the Fergussons gifting the book to another relative together with a newspaper photograph of 1939 of a House once the residence of another Fergusson. A scarce work of good provenance and in very good condition; from a notable figure in the vibrant times in Edinburgh Academia to which Charles Darwin and J J Audubon were to contribute.  Please contact me at enquiries(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)rozhulse.com if you would like to more about this item.

Cat. No. 93001 £450

Wild Flowers Month by Month in their Natural Haunts. Edward Step. 1905.

 

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Wild Flowers Month by Month in their Natural Haunts. Edward Step. 1905. Binding. Spiner View.
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Wild Flowers Month by Month in their Natural Haunts. Edward Step. 1905. Binding.

  

 

  

 

 

 

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Wild Flowers Month by Month in their Natural Haunts. Edward Step. 1905. Title Pages.

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Wild Flowers Month by Month in their Natural Haunts. Edward Step. 1905. Marbled Endpapers.

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Wild Flowers Month by Month in their Natural Haunts. Edward Step. 1905. Example of Illustrations.

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Wild Flowers Month by Month in their Natural Haunts. Edward Step. 1905. Example of Illustrations.

Step, Edward. Wild Flowers Month by Month in their Natural Haunts. London, Frederick Warne and Co, 1905. 2 volumes; 8vo. Original half morocco on green cloth, 5 raised bands, gilt title and flower motifs to spine. All edges marbled matching the marbled endpapers. Vol.1. Half title, Colour frontis laid on, Title, pp199, 96 black and white full page illustrations and many smaller illustrations within text. Vol. 2. Colour frontis laid on, title, pp200, 96 black and white full page illustrations and many smaller illustrations within text. Bindings rubbed at edges. Vol. 1, has a red ink cross mark across text on page 96 and on facing blank verso of plate 49. Plate 21 of volume two is loose. Binding is tight and all pages are strong and bright. An attractive pair of books presented in a style which captures the turn of the 19th/20th century traditional binding style and the use of photography as a modern book illustration tool.  Please contact me at enquiries(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)rozhulse.com if you would like to more about this item.      

Cat. No. 93765 £75

 

 

Beetles of our Countryside. W. E. Sharp. Ca. 1923.

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Beetles of our Countryside. W. E. Sharp. Ca1923. Binding.
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Beetles of our Countryside. W. E. Sharp. Ca1923. Binding.
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Beetles of our Countryside. W. E. Sharp. Ca1923. Title Page.
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Sharp RES, W. E. Common Beetles of Our Countryside. London, S W Partridge, no date Circa 1923. 1st Edition. 8vo. Illustrated cloth covered boards, titles to front and spine, black and white circular photograph laid on front. Pp80, pp4 Note on the setting and mounting of Beetles. 4 full page colour photograph plates, 12 full page black and white photograph plates. Corrigenda in Plates slip bound in. Presentation Bookplate dated June 1923 from the RSPCA Ladies Education Committee laid on front pastedown. An attractive book in excellent clean and bright order throughout. Please contact me at enquiries(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)rozhulse.com if you would like to more about this item.

Cat. No. 93764 £25

An Analysis of the Natural Classifications of Mammalia. Elements of Conchology Part 1 and 11. Edward Bowdich. 1821.

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An Analysis of the Natural Classifications of Mammalia. Elements of Conchology Part 1 and 11. T. Edward Bowdich. 1821. Binding
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An Analysis of the Natural Classifications of Mammalia. Elements of Conchology Part 1 and 11. T. Edward Bowdich. 1821. Marbled Endpapers.
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An Analysis of the Natural Classifications of Mammalia. Elements of Conchology Part 1 and 11. T. Edward Bowdich. 1821. Title
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An Analysis of the Natural Classifications of Mammalia. Elements of Conchology Part 1 and 11. T. Edward Bowdich. 1821. Example of Illustrations.
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An Analysis of the Natural Classifications of Mammalia. Elements of Conchology Part 1 and 11. T. Edward Bowdich. 1821. Example of Illustrations.
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An Analysis of the Natural Classifications of Mammalia. Elements of Conchology Part 1 and 11. T. Edward Bowdich. 1821. Example of Illustrations.
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An Analysis of the Natural Classifications of Mammalia. Elements of Conchology Part 1 and 11. T. Edward Bowdich. 1821. Example of Illustrations.

Bowdich, T. Edward. An Analysis of the Natural Classifications of Mammalia for the use of Students and Travellers. T Edward Bowditch. Paris, J Smith 1821. Together with, Elements of Conchology including The Fossil Genera and The Animals. Part I Univalves. T Edward Bowdich. Paris, J Smith, Sold by Treuttel and Wurte, Soho Square, London. 1822, and, Elements of Conchology including The Fossil Genera and The Animals. Part II Bivalves, Multivalves, Tubicole. T Edward Bowdich. Paris, J Smith, Sold by G B Sowerby, 33 King Street, Covent Garden and H Stutchbury, 3 Dove Court, Old Jewry, London. 1822. Also Supplementary Plate to the Mammalia. Bound in one volume. 8vo. Full leather. All edges marbled. Gilt titles to spine. Marbled end papers. Classifications of Mammalia. Title, Preface, [i-iv], General Table, pp7-115, 15 plates, 15 pp plate index. 11 plates are full page, 4 plates folding. Elements of Conchology. Part 1 Univalves. Title, Preface, Introduction [I]-xi, Shell Divisions, pp14- 75, Synoptic Table, Lamarks Divisions, Index [pp8], Author’s advertisement [pp2], 19 folding plates, 19 pp plate index. Elements of Conchology. Part 11 Bivalves, Multivalves, Tubicole. Title, table, pp [3] -38, index [2], plate list [5], Supplementary Plate to the Mammalia [1], 9 folding plates.
Binding is worn and damaged with losses to blank areas of spine and split at back. Front hinge broken. Book block sewn tight and secure. Early ownership mark on front free end paper, which has been deleted with early ink marks. All pages are tight and bright with light age tone to edges. Plate 6 of Mammalia split at fold line without loss. 4 early manuscript corrections to text, by a knowledgeable editorial hand to one word on pages 8, 78, 88 of Mammalia, and the Supplementary Plate to the Mammalia. In need of attention to binding, this is a scarce volume of three first editions of notable natural history records.  Please contact me at enquiries(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)rozhulse.com if you would like to more about this item.

Cat. No. 93623 £1200

 

An Illustrated Catalogue of British Plants. C. E. Sowerby. 1841

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An Illustrated Catalogue of British Plants. C. E. Sowerby. 1841. Binding. Half Leather over Marbled Boards
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An Illustrated Catalogue of British Plants. C. E. Sowerby. 1841. Title

 

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An Illustrated Catalogue of British Plants. C. E. Sowerby. 1841. Example of Illustrations.

 

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An Illustrated Catalogue of British Plants. C. E. Sowerby. 1841. Example of Illustrations.

 

Sowerby. Charles Edward. An Illustrated Catalogue of British Plants, arranged according to the natural orders; in which the two systems are combined by reference to “English Botany,” the works of Sir J. E. Smith, Hooker, Lindley, Macreight, and De Candolle. London. 1841. Printed for the Author, 3 Mead Place , Westminster Road, Lambeth, London. 1st. Edition. 12mo. Contemporary half morocco over marbled boards, 5 raised bands, gilt decoration and red, gilt label piece. Title, Introduction [7] – 8, pp [9] – 60 listing plants with 52 pages of hand coloured plates, six to a page, illustrating 312 plants, by the authors son J. E. Sowerby . The catalogue was issued in monthly parts and these pages are parts 1-6 listing and illustrating Class1 Vasculares, Subclass 1 Dicotyledones, Division 1 Dichlamydeae, 1 Polypetalous, Order 1 Ranunculaceae to Order 26 Saxifrageae Binding rubbed at edges, in good clean order. Pages have very light age tone to edges, lacks the half title and monthly wrappers. Good strong print throughout and the colouring of the illustrations have been completed with a fine hand. Scarce.  Please contact me at enquiries(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)rozhulse.com if you would like to more about this item.

Cat. No. 93002 £300

 

A Fasciculus Of The Birds Of China. by George Gray. 1871

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A Fasciculus Of The Birds Of China, G. Gray, 1871. Binding.
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A Fasciculus Of The Birds Of China, G. Gray, 1871. Slipcase.
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A Fasciculus Of The Birds Of China, G. Gray, 1871
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A Fasciculus Of The Birds Of China, G. Gray, 1871. Chinese Shrike. Collyrio Schach
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A Fasciculus Of The Birds Of China, G. Gray, 1871. Forked Tailed Hawfinch. Coccothraustes Melanura.
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A Fasciculus Of The Birds Of China, G. Gray, 1871. Baikai Teal. Querquedula Formosa.
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A Fasciculus Of The Birds Of China, G. Gray, 1871. Mournful Gallinule. Gallinula Cristata.
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A Fasciculus Of The Birds Of China, G. Gray, 1871. Jaca Duck. Querquedula Falcata.
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A Fasciculus Of The Birds Of China, G. Gray, 1871. Example of Illustrations. Connected Ephemera.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gray, George Robert : A Fasciculus Of The Birds Of China. London, 1871. Folio size approx 335mm x 255mm. Title, Introduction, pp[4]-8 description of birds. With 12 handcoloured lithograph plates by William Swainson. Original cloth backed boards, printed label on front cover, rubbed, spine torn at head. Little light spotting affecting text and very slight spotting on the first plate, otherwise the plates are very clean and highly attractive. Good condition. This scarce work was originally intended to illustrate a complete work on Chinese aviculture which was never written. With book plate of S Dillon Ripley 2nd. Also loose included is a memorial card for GR Gray and a printed head and shoulders sketch with some foxing. The birds described and illustrated are Shining Ant Thrush, Two Coloured Thrush, Chinese Shrike, Black and White Pastor, Silky Pastor, Fork-Tailed Hawfinch, Spotted Fancolin, Wedge-Tailed Partridge, Gular Rail, Mournful Gallinule, Baikail Teal, Javan Duck. Fine Bird Books p.103, Wood p.367, Nissen IVB 389. Please contact me at enquiries(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)rozhulse.com if you would like to more about this item.

Cat. No. 90522 £840

The Horticultural Repository, by George Brookshaw, 1823

Brookshaw, George: The Horticultural Repository, containing delineations of the best varieties of the different species of English fruits: to which are also added, delineations of the blossoms and leaves, in those instances in which they are considered necessary; together with a description of each fruit in the time of ripening and a variety of other observations essential to the successful production of the best kinds. Sherwood, Jones, & Co., London. [1820]-23. First and only edition. Two octavo volumes, size approx 165mm x 250mm. Contemporary half morocco on marbled boards, 4 raised bands, gilt titles and decoration to spine, darkened, covers distressed at corners. Vol 1. half title, title page. Preface v-vii, Contents,[3] Plates 1-50, pp. 1- 96. Vol 2. half title, title page Plates 51-104, pp 97-199 Finis. 104 fine hand coloured plates, 7 of which folding, 6 of which numbered as 2 plates, as usual for this item. All plates are clean and bright, with some trimming of titles, images not affected. All text papers clean with strong impressions. A rare, complete item in very good condition.   Please contact me at enquiries(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)rozhulse.com if you would like to more about this item.

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The Horticultural Repository, George Brookshaw, 1823. Binding.
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The Horticultural Repository, George Brookshaw, 1823. Example of Illustrations.
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The Horticultural Repository, George Brookshaw, 1823. Example of Illustrations.
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The Horticultural Repository, George Brookshaw, 1823. Example of Illustrations.
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The Horticultural Repository, George Brookshaw, 1823. Example of Illustrations.
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The Horticultural Repository, George Brookshaw, 1823. Example of Illustrations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

George Brookshaw established a reputation as a flower painter and created the famous Pomona Britannica, possibly one of the most beautiful and exquisitely detailed books of its time.
Cat. No. 90506 £4,300