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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

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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

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

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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Botanica y Botanicos en Guinea Ecuatorial

By: Aedo, Carlos; Morales, Ramon; Telleria, Maria Teresa & Velayos, Mauricio

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Madrid, Real Jardin Botanico: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013653


Well illustrated, quarto, pp x, 257, pictorial boards, upper corners slightly bumped, otherwise a very good copy. SCARCE. View more info

Image for The Botanists - a history of the Botanical Society of the British Isles through 150 years

The Botanists - a history of the Botanical Society of the British Isles through 150 years

By: ALLEN, David Elliston

Price: £9.25

Publisher: Winchester, St Paul's Bibliographies & Oak Knoll Press: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010882


A few illustrations, 8vo, pp xvi, 232, fore-edge very slightly foxed, otherwise very clean, a very good copy in a dustwrapper showing very slight signs of use. View more info

Image for Animali Reali e Fantastici in Biblioteca

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

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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

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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

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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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Museo di Piante Rare della Sicilia, Malta, Corsica, Italia, Piemonte e Germania

By: Boccone, Paolo

Price: £27.50

Publisher: Palermo, Edizione Grifo: 1996

Seller ID: 013388


[Originally published in 1697). Facsimile reprint, octavo, 131 plates, pp xvi, (12), 196, cloth, a very good bright copy. [Boccone was an Italian botanist from Sicily, whose interest in plants had been sparked at a young age. Born in a rich family, he was able to dedicate most of his life to the study of botany.] 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

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Science - Its Method and Its Philosophy

By: Brown, G. Burniston

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, George Allen & Unwin Ltd: 1951

Seller ID: 013282


Illus, octavo, pp 189, a neat inscription on the frontg endpaper, otherwise a very bright clean copy in very slightly worn dustwrapper. View more info