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Rare books including first editions and copies in fine bindings related to natural history, especially botany, biology, and other studies of organisms including plants or animals in their environment.

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  1. Research Studies of Crime as related to Heredity.

    Research Studies of Crime as related to Heredity.

    First edition. Collection of papers emphasizing the eugenic aspects of crime: Harry Olson's presidential address, "Crime and Heredity," to the 1923 Annual Meeting of the Eugenic Research Association, 1923 - Olson was Chief Justice of the Municipal Court; the 1925 presidential address, "Crime from the Psychiatrist's Point of View," Charles W. Burr, Professor of Mental Diseases at the University of Pennsylvania; "The Fundamental Biological and Mathematical Principles underlying Chromosomal Descent and Recombination in Human Heredity," Harry H. Learn More

    Date of Publication: 1925


    Stock Code: 63619


  2. The Case of the Midwife Toad.

    The Case of the Midwife Toad.

    First US edition, first printing. Originally published in the UK in the same year. Learn More

    Date of Publication: 1971


    Stock Code: 61023

    Signed: Yes


  3. The Anatomy of an Horse.

    The Anatomy of an Horse.

    Containing an exact and full Description of the Frame, Situation and Connexion of all his Parts, (with their Actions and Uses) exprest in Forty nine Copper-plates. To which is Added An Appendix, Containing two Discourses: The one, of the Generation of Animals; And the other, of the Motion of the Chyle, and the Circulation of the Bloud.
    First edition of "the first book in English on equine anatomy" (Garrison-Morton), a handsome folio printed in large paper format. The author (fl. 1660-1683) was serjeant farrier to King Charles II, to whom the book is dedicated. The illustrations appeared first, for the most part, in Carlo Ruini's Anatomia (1598). The appendix on the generation of animals derives from William Harvey, with acknowledgements. Learn More

    Date of Publication: 1683

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 60471


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    Naturgeschichte der Vögel Mitteleuropas. Neu bearbeitet von Dr. G. Berg in Berlin, Prof. Dr. R. Blasius [and many others].

    A very handsome edition, reprinting the original text as published in 1822-60, with corrections in footnotes. The figures for all the plates are re-drawn and show the birds in their natural surroundings. Among the many artists are O. Kleinschmidt, J. G. Keulemans, O. van Riesenthal and others. The eggs are depicted in a series of special plates, based on Eugene Rey's collection. Learn More

    Date of Publication: 1897

    Published: Gera-Untermhaus

    Stock Code: 47296


  5. Thornton's Temple of Flora

    Thornton's Temple of Flora

    with Plates faithfully reproduced from the original engravings and the work described by Geoffrey Grigson with Bibliographical Notes by Handasyde Buchanan.
    Fine critical edition of Thornton's famous flower book (1799, 1804). Learn More

    Date of Publication: 1951

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 47046


  6. Land Problems and National Welfare.

    Land Problems and National Welfare.

    With an introduction by the Right Hon. Viscount Milner, G.C.B., G.C.M.G., etc.
    First edition, first impression. The author's personal copy with his bookplate to the front pastedown. Learn More

    Date of Publication: 1911


    Stock Code: 45161


  7. Micrographia:


    or some Physiological Descriptions of Minute Bodies made by Magnifying Glasses. With Observations and Inquiries thereupon.
    First edition, first issue, of this "early landmark in microscopy, containing the first illustration of cells [plate xi]" (Horblit). Published under the aegis of the Royal Society, Hooke's observations were the first to be carried out with an improved compound microscope, and the first to describe the microscopic structure of tissue with the term "cell". Learn More

    Date of Publication: 1665

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 41556


  8. The Quadrupeds of North America.

    The Quadrupeds of North America.

    Final edition. Having made his reputation with "The Birds of America", Audubon began an equally imposing project "The Quadrupeds of North America". Audubon travelled the entirety of North America, including British and Russian territories, the USA and parts of Mexico collecting specimens to use as models for his paintings, his ambition being to paint every North American species. Learn More

    Date of Publication: 1870


    Stock Code: 20933



    Fabre's Book of Insects.

    Retold From Alexander Teuxeira De Mattos’s Translation of Fabre’s “Souvenirs Entomologiques” by Mrs. Rodolph Stawell. Illustrated by E. J. Detmold.
    1935 reprint of the 1921 edition in fine condition. Learn More

    Date of Publication: 1935

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 14323


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