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A Linnaean Keepsake

By: N/A

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Pittsburgh, Hunt Library: 1973

Seller ID: 000176


(Issued to commemorate the opening of the Strandell Collection of Linnaeana at the Hunt Botanical Library). pp 70, illus, facsimile of 'Orbis Eruditi Judicium' in pocket at rear, brown cloth backed marbled boards, very good. View more info

Botanische Tuinen.

By: N/A

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Antwerp, 1989

Seller ID: 000387


Well illustrated, quarto, pp 144, dustwrapper, good copy. ("Een bijzondere wereld aan planten". Dutch text. A guide to the work of the Tuinen Botanic Garden). View more info

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Exhibition of a selection From the Historical Collections (Fifth International Botanical Congress)

By: N/A

Price: £2.50

Publisher: London, British Museum (Natural History): 1930

Seller ID: 009977


Second revised impression. Small slim 8vo, pp 23, paperback, stapled, very slightly worn. [Postage will be reduced] View more info

Image for The Bombay Natural History Society, 1883 - 1933 (Printed in Commemoration of the Golden Jubilee of the Society, 1933)

The Bombay Natural History Society, 1883 - 1933 (Printed in Commemoration of the Golden Jubilee of the Society, 1933)

By: N/A

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Bombay, Natural History Sectiom, Prince of Wales' Museum: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012286


Illustrated, large octavo, pp 102, fore-edge slightly marked, slightly used internally, cloth slightly worn and marked, joints cracked and a bit worn. View more info

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The Kew Magazine, Volume 4 Part 1 - 200TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION 1787-1987 (Curtis's Botanical Magazine).

By: (Desmond, Ray. Donald, Duncan. Mathew, Brian.)

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Kew, Richmond, Surrey, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in Association with Collingridge: 1987

Seller ID: 001096


Illustrated, pp 56, red wrappers with portrait of William Curtis on upper cover, very slightly worn. (A celebratory edition, including a FACSIMILE OF THE FIRST TWO PARTS OF CURTIS'S BOTANICAL MAGAZINE, with 6 colour plates. Also a biography of Curtis by Ray Desmond, a note on Curtis at the Chelsea Physick Garden by Duncan Donald, and modern notes on the plants depicted. View more info

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Animali Reali e Fantastici in Biblioteca

By: Antetomaso. Ebe; Romanello, Alessandro & Trentini, , Andrea

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Rome, Biblioteca dell' Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei e Corsiniana: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012562


Italian text. Well illustrated, small octavo, pp 131, paperback, a very good copy. With the bookplate of the botanist David Mabberley. [[Catalogue of an exhibition which took place between 14th November 2008 and 31st January 2009.] View more info

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William Herschel

By: Armitage, Angus

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010478


Illustrated, small 8vo, pp xii, 158, a very good copy in a dustwrapper which is slightly faded on the spine but otherwise very good. SCARCE. View more info

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Remarkable Discoveries !

By: Ashall, Frank

Price: £5.95

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011172


A few illustrations, pp xii, 278, very clean internally, corner of cloth very slightly bumped, otherwise a very good copy in a dustwrapper showing only the slightest signs of use. [Shows how scientists have made great discoveries that have pushed back the frontiers of knowledge and have changed the way we look at the world. Frank Ashall, scientist and writer, takes us on a magical mystery tour of eighteen major scientific discoveries. Electricity, X-rays, DNA fingerprint... View more info

The Heyday of Natural History, 1820-1870

By: Barber, Lynn

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1980

Seller ID: 010481


Illustrated, large 8vo, pp 320, a good copy in a slightly worn dustwrapper. View more info

Image for Japanese Botany During the Period of Wood-Block Printing (The Asa Gray Bulletin, N.S. Vol III number 3-4)

Japanese Botany During the Period of Wood-Block Printing (The Asa Gray Bulletin, N.S. Vol III number 3-4)

By: Bartlett, Harley Harris, & Shohara, Hide

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Ann Arbor, 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012605


Illustrated, pp vi, vi, 561, ix, title page slightly soiled, otherwise very clean internally. neatly bound in green cloth, the base of the spine very slightly bumped, otherwise a very good copy with the original paper covers bound in. View more info

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Mendel's Principles of Genetics

By: Bateson, W.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Cambridge at the University Press: 1913

Seller ID: 012622


Third impression, with additions. Illustrated, including six colour plates, pp xiv, 413, a bit used and thumbed throughout, cloth rubbed and a little marked, lacking the top 7mm of the spine, joints cracked but firm. A duplicate from the Royal Horticultural Society Wisley Laboratory, with a withdrawn stamp on the front endpaper, but no other markings. View more info

Image for Sex and Death in Protozoa - the history of an obsession [Sir John Burnett's copy]

Sex and Death in Protozoa - the history of an obsession [Sir John Burnett's copy]

By: Bell, Graham

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Reproduction. mortality. genetics., Cambridge University Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011530


Octavo, pp xiv, 199, a very good clean hardback copy in a dustwrapper showing only slight signs of use. { Is ageing inevitable, or can senescence and death be evaded? Large animals and plants always age if they live long enough; even individual cells from their bodies cannot continue living and dividing indefinitely. Whether or not single-celled organisms also age and die, and what relation sex bore to the process of senescence, was the subject of vigorous debate and exp... View more info

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Charles Darwin - a man of enlarged curiosity

By: Brent, Peter

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010483


Illustrated, large 8vo, pp 536, original cloth-backed boards in very good condition, a very good copy in a rather worn and frayed dustwrapper. View more info

The History of the Collections Contained in the Natural History Departments. Volume 1 - Botany. Geology. Minerals. Libraries.

By: British Museum

Price: £22.50

Publisher: London, Trustees of the British Museum: 1904

Seller ID: 004269


pp xviii, 442, hinge at title page slightly weak, cloth slightly worn, spine head pulled. [John Lewis' copy] SCARCE View more info

Linnaeus - Progress and Prospects in Linnaean Research

By: Broberg, Gunnar (editor)

Price: £60.00

Publisher: Stockholm, Almqvist & Wiksell International: 1980

Seller ID: 002358


Colour frontispiece, 4to, pp 318, original printed green boards, no dustwrapper (as issued), slight bump to head of spine, slight mark to lower cover, otherwise condition is very good. (In commemorating the bicentenary of the death of Carl Linnaeus, on Jan. 10th 1778 The Swedish Linnaeus Society and The Linnean Society of London jointly arranged a symposium entitled "Research on Linnaeus - progress and prospects". It was first held in London and then moved to Upp... View more info

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Sir Isaac Newton - a brief account of his life and work

By: Brodetsky, S.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co Ltd: 1929

Seller ID: 006414


Illustrated, small 8vo, pp xii, 161, cloth slightly worn and faded, a clean ex-school library copy with shelf number on the spine and labels on front and rear endpapers. View more info

Benjamin Silliman - a Life in the Young Republic

By: Brown, Chandos Michael

Price: £7.50

Publisher: New Jersey, Princeton University Press: 1989

Seller ID: 003043


Illustrated with a few black-and-white photos, 8vo, pp xvi, 377, navy cloth with gilt titles on spine, fine copy in similar dustwrapper. View more info

Historia Del Instituto De Botanica Darwinion

By: Burkart, Arturo

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Buenos Aires, 1975

Seller ID: 002092


Originally published in "Anales de la academia nacional de ciencias exactas fisicas y naturales" - centenary number - volume 27, illustrated with monochrome photos, slim 8vo, pp.(iii) paginated from 362-425, plain stapled wrappers slightly browned, title page a faintly foxed but otherwise internally clean. (Spanish text). View more info

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The Metaphysical Foundations of Modern Physical Science - a historical and critical essay

By: Burtt, Edwin Arthur

Price: £16.50

Publisher: London, Kegan Paul, Trench, Tubner & Co Ltd: 1932

Edition: Second edition

Seller ID: 009917


Second edition. Large 8vo, pp xii, 343, very slight foxing, otherwise clean internally, cloth slightly marked and very slightly worn, lower cover a little stained. View more info

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Sir Joseph Banks - the autocrat of philosophers [Richard Fitter's copy]

By: Cameron, Hector Charles

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, The Batchworth Press: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013091


Illustrated, octavo, pp xx, 341, a very faint crease to the title page, cloth faded and a bit marked, very slightly worn, binding leaning slightly. [From the library of the naturalist and conservationist Richard Fitter, with his stamp on the front endpaper.] View more info