Henry Bracken Farriery Improved, London, 1772-73, 2 vols, mixed editions; full contemp. calf, red & green gilt titles, backstrips worn & faded. VG internally.
Fraser Darling A Naturalist on Rona, 1939, in d/jkt; Lord De Tabley The Flora of Cheshire, 1899, gilt cloth, VG; Douglas Dewar Game Birds, 1928, repaired binding, fine wood engravings, inscribed to the Duke of Portland by Seton Gordon with a further autograph letter from Seton Gordon tipped in; and related titles from 1859. Fair to fine. (9)
John Mossop A Synopsis of British Land-Birds, in verse and prose, Jackson & Walford, 1841, original gilt cloth, fine; xviii,,259pp; Sharpe A Chapter on Birds, 1895, 18 coloured plates, fine; E. Fitch Daglish Woodcuts of British Birds, 1925, one of 500 printed, title label on spine worn; and 3 related. VG/VF (6)
J.H. Walsh The Dogs of the British Islands, Horace Cox 1872, 2nd Edn, and a 5th Edition of 1886 published by The Field, both with orig.pictorial cloth, the former skilfully repaired; plus other books, some unrelated, including a nice 1888 edition of Gilbert White’s Selborne. Good to VF (9)
E.J. Lowe Beautiful Leaved Plants, Groombridge, 1861, quarto, full leather, gilt, VG, 60 fine coloured plates; Henslow Poisonous Plants in Field and Garden, 1901, text browned; Schumann Ericas of South Africa, 1992, in d/jkt, VF; and four others. (7)
Pierre Joseph Bonnaterre Tableau encyclopédique et méthodique des trois règnes de la nature, 1780s-1790s, disbound, the Robert Bernard engraved plates only, comprising Butterflies (28, with a few plates of moths) and Quadrupeds (32); one plate of moths dust-affected, a few others slightly marked o/w VG/fine. Margins intact. Uncut. Overall 13 x 9.5”.
Pierre Joseph Bonnaterre Tableau encyclopédique et méthodique des trois règnes de la nature, 1780s-1790s, disbound, the Robert Bernard engraved plates only, comprising Quadrupeds (78); two plates damp-stained, mostly VG/fine. Margins intact. Uncut. Overall 13 x 9.5”. (78, a few double-page)
Pierre Joseph Bonnaterre Tableau encyclopédique et méthodique des trois règnes de la nature, 1780s-1790s, disbound, the Robert Bernard engraved plates only, comprising Birds (64) and 2 others; a few slightly damp-stained in lower margin but mostly VG/VF. Margins intact. Uncut. Overall 13 x 9.5”. (66, two double-page)
Pierre Joseph Bonnaterre Tableau encyclopédique et méthodique des trois règnes de la nature, 1780s-1790s, disbound, the Robert Bernard engraved plates only, comprising Fish and other Marine Life, plus one plate of Butterflies; a few plates slightly marked or dust-affected but mostly VG/Fine. Margins intact. Uncut. Overall 13 x 9.5”. (160 including ten double-page plates)
Anne Pratt The Flowering Plants, Grasses, Sedges, and Ferns of Great Britain and their Allies, the Club Mosses, Pepperworts and Horsetails. Frederick Warne, , 6 volumes, original gilt decorated cloth, VG/Fine; complete with 319 chromo-litho coloured plates; occasional minor fox mark o/w fine internally.
Lloyd’s Natural History series comprising W.F. Kirby A Hand-Book to the order Lepidoptera in 5 volumes, & Ogilvie-Grant Game Birds in 2 volumes, Edward Lloyd 1896-97, octavo, uniform gilt cloth, VG, with 156 and 48 tissue-guarded colour plates respectively. Some minor browning to tissue guards and elsewhere but the plates largely unaffected. (7)
Langstroth on the Hive and Honey-Bee, Dadant, 1913, original cloth, repaired; The Bee Journal 1901 & 1902, bound volumes, hinges weak; and two related early 20th Century works. Fair to fine. (5)
Rawdon B. Lee Modern Dogs (Sporting Division) 1893 and The Terriers 1896 (new edition), Horace Cox, octavo, original gilt cloth relaid with new endpapers, illustrations by Arthur Wardle. VG (2)
Nicholas Polunin Circumpolar Arctic Flora, Oxford, 1959, gilt cloth, fine, ownership signature to front pastedown; The Flora of Liverpool, 1872; Barton & Castle The British Flora Medica, 1877, rebound, colour plates complete; Thompson & Worden The Rabbit, Collins, 1956, 1st Edn, fine d/jkt; Wilson The Flora of Westmorland, 1938; and other Natural History. Good-VF (15)
James Jennings Ornithologia, or The Birds; a Poem, in two Parts; with an Introduction to their Natural History; and copious notes. Poole & Edwards, 1828 First Edition; nineteenth century cloth, gilt, backstrip a little faded o/w VG; bookplate removed from front pastedown; engraved frontispiece, and a further frontispiece to Part Two on Foreign Birds; each part with its own pictorial half-title, the foot of the half-title to Part One repaired. A small library stamp of the Islington Literary & Scientific Society in the margin of two pages in the text o/w fine internally; pp.xxix,(3),468,6. A rare work of ornithology.
James & William Braithwaite (Eds.) The Retrospect of Medicine 1862-1879, octavo, bound volumes, uniform grey cloth, gilt; some variable external wear but fine internally. (33)
Edwin Butterworth A Statistical Sketch of the County Palatine of Lancaster, Longman, 1841, small octavo, 19th Cent boards with tape stains, cloth backstrip, VG internally, 168pp; and Manchester in 1915: Handbook for the Eighty-fifth Meeting for the British Advancement of Science, Manchester University Press, 1915, orig. printed wraps, good, colour frontispiece, plus maps and plates, 120pp + publisher’s catalogue. (2)
W.I.Wild The History of the Stockport Sunday School and its Branch Schools, 1891, softback, original printed wraps dust-affected and chipped; VG internally; 399pp + 10 plates. Scarce
Manuscript Prayer Book of Susan Belasyse, dated November 1667; octavo, later full morocco, gilt, VG; bookplate of Harold Marshall; inscribed Sus: Belasyse, hir Book on front endpaper; 61pp of prayers prepared for different occasions; the first page of prayers adhering to the inscribed endpaper otherwise fine and written throughout in a clear hand. [The Belasyse family were devout Catholics closely allied to Charles I and the Royalist cause. Baron John Belasyse was a commander in the King’s army and fought in various battles; he was subsequently imprisoned in the Tower; after the Restoration he was reprieved and took on a variety of honorary appointments. Susan Belasyse was Baron Belasyse’s daughter-in-law, widowed in August 1667 following the death of her husband Henry in a duel. Charles II’s brother James sought to marry Susan Belasyse but the marriage was blocked by Charles.]
John Bull, bound volume for 1822, complete, folio, in a worn half-leather binding, gilt, marbled boards; fine internally.