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YOUNG, J. Z. [John Zachary]: The Anatomy of the Nervous System of Octopus Vulgaris.
First Edition, xxxi, 690pp thick folio, colour photograph frontispiece, extensively illustrated throughout, a fine copy, PHOTOGRAPH SENT ON REQUEST, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1971. "One of the most influential biologists of the 20th century.. He had a huge presence, imposing stature and enormous energy and enthusiasm for his research and for the imaginative understanding and interpretation of the nervous system and brain function" (Wikipedia). (Book ref. 20482)   £150.00
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HENREY (Blanche): British Botanical and Horticultural Literature Before 1800. Comprising a History and Bibliography of Botanical and Horticultural Books Printed in England, Scotland, and Ireland from the Earliest Times until 1800.
First Edition, [and best edition - the reprints are not to the same standard], 3 vols, a fine set in original cloth with slip-case, folio, over 9" - 12", Oxford University Press, London, 1975. PHOTOGRAPHS SENT ON REQUEST. Comprising: Volume I: The Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries History and Bibliography, pp. xxvi + 290. Colour frontispiece and 62 b/w plates. Volume II: The Eighteenth Century History, pp. xvi + 748. B/w frontispiece, 30 colour plates and 146 b/w plates. Volume III: The Eighteenth Century Bibliography, pp. xvii + 142. The great standard history and bibliography of some 1900 botanical and horticultural books printed in England, Scotland and Ireland from the earliest times to 1800. Over 1,500 entries are included in the bibliography, and the author has personally seen and collated most of the items, and indicates their locations. Extensively illustrated both in colour and monochrome plates, this work covers all aspects of the subject, including herbals, floras, nurserymen and their publications, work on gardening, garden design, and on botanical drawing books. (Book ref. 20490)   £140.00
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FOWLER (W. Warde): A Year With the Birds. With Illustrations by Bryan Hook,
First Edition, 265pp octavo, very good copy in contemporary full green calf prize binding, slightly rubbed, London, Macmillan, 1902 (Book ref. 20023)   £15.00
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DODONAEAUS (Rembertus) or: DODOENS (Rembert, 1517-1585): Purgantium Aliarumque eo Facientium.., WITH: Florum, et Coronarium Odoratumque..,
2 WORKS BOUND IN 1, (PHOTOGRAPH AVAILABLE ON REQUEST) COMPRISING: Purgantium Aliarumque eo Facientium, tum et Radicum, Convolvulorum ac Deleteriarum Herbarum Historiae Libri IIII. First Edition, 8vo, 505, (1), (6, index)pp with 221 full-page woodcuts by G. van Kampen after P. van der Borcht, fine replica of a 16thC binding by Trevor Lloyd in antique style, full pigskin over thick oak bevelled boards, blindstamp rules, rolls and decorations in panels, deep raised bands, decorated brass clasps, with the very early ownership name of Gavin Rutherfoord on title and margin of first leaf of text, and his addition of English common names at the foot of most of the woodcuts in an attractive hand, the foot of the first three signatures with repairs to a small diminishing area in lower blank margin well away from printed text, upper margin cut a little close just shaving one or two title headlines, a very good fascinating copy, Antwerp, C. Plantin, 1574. *"Four groups of plants were described in four books and 120 chapters: plants with laxative properties, plants with medicinal roots, climbing plants and poisonous plants. The majority of the woodblocks used were cut by Gerard Janssen van Kampen probably according to drawings by Peeter van der Borcht." (Botany in the Low Countries no. 33). Hunt 116; Nissen BBI, 515. Bound with: DODONAEAUS (Rembertus) or: DODOENS (Rembert, 1517-1585) Florum, et Coronarium Odoratumque Nonnullarum Herbarum Historia, First Edition, 307[= 308],(11)p. woodcut printer's mark on title, 108 full page woodcuts by A. Nicolai and G. Janssen Van Kampen after P. Van Der Borcht, upper margin cut a little close touching one or two headlines, a very attractive copy, with English names added in an attractive early hand as above, Antwerp, C. Plantin, 1568. *The work describes many of the recently introduced plants and flowers from Asia Minor, bulbous plants in particular, that were transforming European gardens. Nissen, BBI 514; Hunt 101; Voet 1097; Stafleu no 1486. "Dodoens' 'Florum, et coronarium' was devoted to those flowers, ranging from herbaceous annuals and perennials to rare bulbous plants, that were traditionally used in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries to form garlands and wreaths, 'coronae'; in fact, a garden planted with such flowers was sometimes referred to in this period as a 'hortus coronarius'. Among the flowers he describes are the rose, violet, lily, marguerite, marigold, amaranth, iris, narcissus, anemone and carnation and sweet-smelling herbs such as thyme, marjoram, lavender and lavender cotton' (Lucia Tongiorgi Tomasi, An Oak Spring Flora, p. 156). Rembert Dodoens (1517-1585), Flemish physician and botanist. 'Plantin played a key role in the history of botanical illustration, as well as in the history of botany, for at his celebrated printing-house in Antwerp he set up a permanent artists' workshop, where the plates to illustrate his scientific texts could be prepared'. Durling 1174; Hunt 101; Johnston, The Cleveland herbal, botanical, and horticultural collections, 97; Meerbeeck 6; Nissen BBI, 514; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 1486; Voet 1097; Wellcome 1819. (Book ref. 19814)   £5450.00
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WALTER (Heinrich): Ecology of Tropical and Sub Tropical Vegetation,
First English Edition, 539pp small folio, with numerous plates and illustrations, a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, 1971. (Book ref. 19709)   £15.00
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NEWTON (Alan): Flora of Cheshire, edited by James Cullen,
First Edition, 258pp large octavo, plates, a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, with dust-wrapper, Chester: Cheshire Community Council, 1971. (Book ref. 19722)   £10.00
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FISCHER (George William): The Smut Fungi: A Guide to the Literature, with Bibliography,
First Edition, 387pp large octavo, a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, New York, Ronald Press, 1951. (Book ref. 19693)   £12.00
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Whetham, [Sir] William Cecil Dampier (1867-1952) & Whetham, Catherine Durning [Holt]: Family and the Nation: a Study in Natural Inheritance and Social Responsibility,
First Edition, 233pp tall octavo, from the Tavistock Clinic Library with cancelled stamp and spine label tape, good copy, London, Longmans, 1909. Study of inherited characteristics and eugenics. (Book ref. 19647)   £10.00
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SAMSON, (Robert and Ellen Hoekstra): Introduction to Food-Borne Fungi,
First Edition, 299pp tall folio, with numerous plates and illustrations, a few library marks but a very good copy in original boards, Centraalbureau Voor Schimmelcultures, The Netherlands, 1995. Chapters on: identification of the common food-borne fungi; methods for the detection and isolation of foor-borne fungi; occurrence of food-borne fungi and factors for growth; mycotoxin production by food-borne fungi; mycotoxins: analysis, detection and legislation; screening methods for secondary metabolites produced by fungi in pure cultures; spoilage fungi in the industrial processing of food; food preservatives; useful role of fungi in food processing; appendix; index. (Book ref. 19663)   £14.00
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Pannell, C. M.: Taxonomic Monograph Of The Genus Aglaia Lour (Meliaceae),
First Edition, 384pp, maps, plates, a few library marks but a very good copy in original printed wrappers, Royal Botanic Gardens, London, England HMSO., 1992. An exhaustive study of this Indo-Malesian genus. (Book ref. 19651)   £14.00
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PARTINGTON (Charles F.): THE BRITISH CYCLOPAEDIA OF NATURAL HISTORY:
Combining a Scientific Classification of Animals, Plants, and Minerals; with a Popular View of their Habits, Economy, and Structure, By Authors Eminent in their Particular Department, complete in three volumes, xvi+796; 888; 846pp thick small folio, with numerous engraved plates, maps and textual illustrations, some foxing but a very good set in excellent contemporary half calf, spines gilt, marbled boards, London: Orr and Smith, Amen Corner, 1835. A photograph can be sent of this set on request. (Book ref. 19255)   £140.00
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JONES (William) [NEWTON]: An Essay on the First Principles of Natural Philosophy
wherein the use of Natural Means, or Second Causes, in the Oeconomy of the Material World, is Demonstrated from Reason, Experiments of Various Kinds, and Testimony of Antiquity, First Edition, vi, 281pp with three folding plates, quarto, a very good copy in modern quarter calf old style (by Lloyd), Oxford, Clarendon, 1762. Wallis, Newton 101.6; Babson 76. An attack on Newton's theories of attraction and repulsion for their lack of a proper basis in physical causes. An interesting discussion of 'physical causes' for which Jones maintains must account for all phenomena, for "no Physical Effect is really explained, unless it is deduced from a Pysical cause... The followers of Newton and Des-cartes, having thus admitted something which is arbitrary in the very foundation of their schemes; we can never expect to see their disputes brought to any issue, so long as there are men equally learned and ingenious to perpetuate them." Jones was elected FRS in 1775. Photograph available on request. (Book ref. 19209)   £520.00
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MITTLER (Thomas E. editor, with others): Annual Review of Entomology,
vols 28 (1983); 29 (1984); 30 (1985); 31 (1986); 32 (1987); 36 (1991); 37 (1992), together 7 vols, large octavo, original cloth, good clean copies, Palo Alto, Annual Reviews Inc., 1983-1992. (Book ref. 19153)   £50.00
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CRAGG (J. B.); MACFAYDEN (A.); BEGON (M. editors, with others): Advances In Ecological Research,
vols 3 (1966); 8 (1974); 17 (1987); 22 (The Ecological Consequences of Global Climate Change, 1992); 24 (1993). Together 5 vols, original cloth / boards, good clean copies, London, Harcourt Brace, Academic Press, 1966-93. (Book ref. 19152)   £40.00
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MACKINTOSH (N. A.): The Stocks of Whales,
First Edition, 232pp tall octavo, plates, a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, title page unmarked, with dust-wrapper, London, Fishing News, 1965. (Book ref. 18491)   £12.00
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DAWES (Ben): The Trematoda, with special reference to British and other European forms,
reprint with corrections, 644pp small folio, with numerous plates and illustrations, a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, title page unmarked, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1956. (Book ref. 18473)   £10.00
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SINGER (Peter): Animal Liberation, A New Ethics for our Treatment of Animals,
First Edition, 301pp large octavo, a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, with dust-wrapper, London, Cape, 1976. (Book ref. 18210)   £12.00
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CLARK (Andrew Hill): The Invasion of New Zealand by People, Plants and Animals, The South Island,
reprint, 465pp large octavo, plates, a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, title page unmarked, Westport, Greenwood Press, 1970. (Book ref. 18230)   £10.00
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HUME (David): The Natural History of Religion, edited with an introduction by H. E. Root,
First Edition thus, 76pp tall octavo, a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, with dust-wrapper, London, Black, 1956. (Book ref. 18112)   £10.00
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BUSVINE (James R.): Insects and Hygiene, the biology and control of insect pests of medical
and domestic importance, second edition, 467pp large octavo, a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, free front endpaper removed, London, Methuen, 1966. (Book ref. 18140)   £12.00
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