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Featured Books


THE WORKS. FIRST COLLECTED EDITION. One of an unnumbered edition of 1000 on handmade Paper
This edition was published in a limited edition of 1000 on hand-made paper in 1908; this, therefore is in effect, the first authorised collector's edition; Bound in the original cream cloth, now a little toned but uniform. This set is missing one vol...

Inventory No: 032568


Two volumes bound in one; two letterpress title pages set within double-rule borders, both with engraved vignettes; 211 engraved plates (numbered 1-100 in vol. I with 7 additional unnumbered plates - one between plts 25 & 26, two between plts 32 & 33...

Inventory No: 023238

Featured New Naturalist

New Naturalist No. 77 THE SOIL [EX...

New Naturalist No.  77 THE SOIL [EXCEPTIONAL]
A fine unfaded copy of the first and only hardback edition, pp. 192, 14 colour photographs and 150 b/w photographs and drawings. Dust jacket fine, not price-clipped, now protected in a clear removable archival sleeve. Green Buckram boards fine. Con...

Inventory No: 032156

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

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