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Featured Books

DUE DISCORSI Circa l'vtilita` & alt...

DUE DISCORSI Circa l'vtilita` & altri commodi, Che apporta seco l'Agricoltura, o` vero coltivazione de' campi  [bound with] L'AGRICOLTURA E CASA DI VILLA DI CARLO STEFANO
Two works bound together, both in Italian, the first particularly scarce. Superb contemporary or near contemporary binding of vellum spine with hand-printed and coloured patterned, parchment boards, later red calf label of the "Board of Agriculture" ...

Inventory No: 027162


A PASSION FOR BUTTERFLIES [standard edition]
The standard edition of this finely produced, large-folio publication is limited to 200 signed and numbered copies (numbered 56-255), with the complete print-run limited to just 255 copies. A magnificent synthesis of outstanding entomological art and...

Inventory No: 028844

Featured New Naturalist

New Naturalist No. 71 BRITISH WARB...

New Naturalist No.  71 BRITISH WARBLERS
First edition, first state copy; pp. 432; 6 colour plates, numerous b/w photographs and b/w diagrams & maps. Dust jacket near fine, some fading to the spine when compared to the front panel, with the publisher's clear "Duraseal" protector that has ...

Inventory No: 032830

New Naturalist No. 52 WOODLAND BI...

pp. xxii, 391; colour and black and white photographs and b/w diagrams and maps. Dust jacket fine, crisp edges, not price clipped, just a hint of fading, now protected in a clear removable archival sleeve. Green buckram boards fine with bright gilt...

Inventory No: 033389

Featured Art


ORIGINAL HAND-COLOURED COPPER ENGRAVING - Sophora tetraptera (Winged-Podded Sophora) FROM CURTIS'S BOTANICAL MAGAZINE - Plate No. 167, dated 1791
A fine original hand-coloured copper engraving, dated 1791, an early plate from this famous work. The condition is very good, the paper a littled toned and very slightly marked (supplied with accompanying text, but without mount). The quality of the ...

Inventory No:025656

British Fresh-Water Fishes - Origi...

British Fresh-Water Fishes -  Original Wood Block Plate - YOUNG TROUT, SALMON PARR, SMELT
An impressive and vibrant original wood block colour plate, hand- heightened with Gum Arabic. This print is in very good, clean condition, with just a few little spots on the plain surround. Supplied with the original text. A striking and decorative...

Inventory No:027475