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HALE, Matthew. The Primitive Origination of Mankind, considered and examined According to The Light of Nature.
London : 1677First edition, presentation copy from the publisher William Shrewsbury to Hale's fellow lawyer at Lincoln's Inn, Edward Webbe, inscribed in ink on the initial blank, "Edw: Webbe de Lincolnes Inne ex dono bibliopol Gulielmus Shrewsbury maij 9 no 1677"; a well-margined copy with a fine impression of the frontispiece portrait.
Edward Webbe matriculated... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 149954
DARWIN, Charles. Letter signed by Darwin ("Ch. Darwin"), the text in the hand of his wife Emma, to William Ogle.
Down, Beckenham : [shortly after 27 November 1878]Darwin writes to thank his colleague and regular correspondent William Ogle (18271912) for his English translation of Anton Kerner's Die Schutzmittel der Bluthen gegen unberufene Gaste (The protective measures of flowers against uninvited guests, 1876), which appeared as Flowers and Their Unbidden Guests (Ogle trans. 1878).
The book arrived at... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 146638
BELT, Thomas. The Naturalist in Nicaragua:
London : 1874,First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed verso of the front free endpaper, "P. Brown Esqre, M.D. with the kind regards of the Author", with Brown's ownership inscription to the title page. The son of a Newcastle seedsman, Belt (1832-1878) was educated at a private school conducted by by John Storey, a secretary of Tyneside Naturalists' Field Club,... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 114155
CHIZHEVSKII, Aleksandr Leonidovich. Strukturnyi analiz dvizhushcheisia krovi (The Structural Analysis of Moving Blood).
Moscow : 1959First edition, inscribed by the author on the front endpaper verso, "To big Misha for good memory. Prof. A.L. Chizhevskii. May 8, 1960". This was one of the last publications of Alexander Chizhevskii (1897-1964), the eminent Soviet interdisciplinary scientist and the founder of heliobiology and aero-ionization, and widely considered to be his magnum... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 137282
MORRIS, Desmond. The Naked Ape:
London : 1967First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author on the title page in the month of publication to the publisher Tom Maschler: "For Tom who made it all possible - With gratitude Desmond October 1967", with Maschler's Quentin Blake-designed bookplate on the front pastedown. Maschler joined Jonathan Cape as editorial director, aged 26, in 1960,... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 149666
WHITE, Gilbert. The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne
London : 1900Large paper edition, number 86 of 160 copies signed by the editor and artists, lavishly bound and illustrated.
First published in 1789, White's Selborne is one of the great English books of the 18th century, "the first book which raised natural history into the region of literature" (Encyclopaedia Britannica). The work is arranged into three... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 139565
CARSON, Rachel. The Sea Around Us.
New York : 1951Book Club edition, inscribed by the author on the title page: "To Doris Thompson - who sells the right kind of books! Rachel L. Carson". Doris Thompson (1903-1970) was a literary agent and co-owner of a bookstore in Washington, DC, and was well connected within the city's diplomatic community and social sets. The Sea Around Us remained on the New York... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 130384
RUSKIN, John - LORD, William Barry. Crab, Shrimp, and Lobster Lore,
London : 1867First edition, from the library of John Ruskin, with his Brantwood book label, and inscribed on the half-title: "R. Leslie to J. R., if of any use please keep - contains about as much as is known I think". The presentee, Robert Charles Leslie (1826-1901), was a friend and correspondent of Ruskin. "In love of the sea and of animals there was a strong... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 129705
DARWIN, Charles. Autograph letter signed to Sir Henry Holland.
Down, Bromley, Kent : An unpublished fully autograph letter signed from Darwin to Sir Henry Holland, thanking him for congratulations on his receipt of the Copley medal, discussing Herbert Spencer's new work and his own health and commenting on Holland's travel and adventures ("How wonderful your strength & vigour of interest are: I had heard of your Gibraltar expedition").
Sir... Learn More£14,000.00
Stock Code: 142404
ARAGO, François. Annuaire pour l'an 1842,
Paris : 1842Second edition, the only procurable one, presentation copy inscribed by Arago on the title page to "James Watt, de la part de son ami F. Arago". The recipient is James Watt (17691848), son of the renowned Scottish inventor of the same name for whom Arago wrote his Historical Eloge, which was read at the Academy of Sciences in 1834.
The French... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 141018
SANDER, Henry Frederick Conrad. Reichenbachia, Orchids illustrated and described.
London & St Albans : 1888-94 Imperial edition, copy 51 of 100 copies signed by Sander. Published during the heyday of the late Victorian orchid mania, Sander was the foremost authority on the Orchidaceae, as well as the largest grower, maintaining nurseries in England, Belgium, and the United States.
He had agents gathering plants worldwide, often dangerous work, and he... Learn More£37,500.00
Stock Code: 122509
GOLDSCHMIDT, Richard. Einführung in die Wissenschaft vom Leben oder Ascaris.
Berlin : 1927First edition, later printing ("4 bis 8 Tausend" on title page). Inscribed on the front free endpaper: "Julian Huxley from the Author Nov 1927", in pencil in Huxley's hand (and another note, perhaps in his hand, on p. 330). A remarkable association copy, linking two key figures of evolutionary theory and developmental biology: Julian Huxley (1887-1975)... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 104615
BUCKMAN, James. Science and Practice of Farm Cultivation.
London : 1865First edition, presentation copy, title page inscribed "With the author's best respects", and with an autograph presentation letter signed from the author mounted to front free endpaper, to Henry Bull, 10 October 1869, requesting that he send him the transactions of the Woolhope Club, as he is interested in the paper on mistletoe fungi and fairy rings,... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 149423