Natural History and Science

Author Book Title PlacePubDa Ref Price
Aberdeen: Transactions of the Aberdeen Working Men's Natural History and Scientific Society. Nos. 1-5. Aberdeen, 1903-6. 8vo, original printed wrappers. £40
Adams, R.J. (editor).: A Dynasty of Doctors. The Medical History of the Adams Family. n.p., 1922, reprinted from " The Hamilton Advertiser and County of Lanark News ". 8vo, pp. 64, stiff wrappers sl. chipped. £30
Baxter, Evelyn V. and Leonora Jeffrey Rintoul.: The Birds of Scotland. Their History, Distribution, and Migration. 2 vols. Edinburgh. Oliver and Boyd, 1953. First edition. 8vo, pp.liii, 352; [iv], [357] - 763, [1], coloured frontispieces, 24 plates, d/w with minor chips, vg. £60
Bell, Henry.: The Ingenious Mr. Bell. A Life of Henry Bell (1767-1830) Pioneer of Steam Navigation. Glendaruel, Argyll Publishing, 1995, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.286, illustrated, d/w. £15
Bell, Joseph.: Joseph Bell M.D., F.R.C.S., J.P., D.L. etc. an appreciation. By an old friend. Edinburgh and London, Oliphant, Anderson & Ferrier, 1913. First edition. 8vo, pp.92, 10 tipped-on plates, cloth-backed boards, spine darkened, wine morocco label. £35
Blackburn, Mrs. Hugh.: Birds from Moidart and elsewhere drawn from nature by JB. Edinburgh, David Douglas, 1895. First edition. 8vo, pp.vii, 191, 87 plates, bookplate, red cloth gilt, spine sunned, vg. £75
Boutcher, William.: A Treatise on Forest-Trees: containing, not only the best Methods of their Culture hitherto practised, but a Variety of new and useful Discoveries, the result of many repeated Experiments: as also, Plain Directions for removing much of the valuable kinds of Forest-Trees, to the height of thirty feet and upwards, with similar success. Dublin: Printed for William Wilson...and John Exshaw, 1776. First Dublin printing the year after the Edinburgh first edition in quarto. 8vo, pp.xvi + [iv] + 311 + [1], 1 plate; marginal waterstain to Contents and Advertisement leaves, text unaffected, a few spots to title fore-edge, rebound in quarter brown calf, marbled boards, black label, very good. Henrey 477; ESTC T114791. Boutcher, Nurseryman at Comely Garden, Edinburgh, was consulted by a number of Scottish landowners on the planning and design of their estate gardens and woodlands, including the garden at Inverary Castle. £300
Brebner, James.: The Flora of Forfarshire. [cover title]. Dundee, 1912. Reprinted from the British Association Hand-Book. 8vo, pp.14, double-page map, green printed wrappers inscribed "With J.B.' s compts.". £15
Bruce, George.: The land birds in and around St. Andrews. Dundee, John Leng & Co., 1895, 1st ed. 8vo, pp. 563, pict. red cloth gilt. £35
Bryce, James.: The Geology of Arran and the other Clyde Islands with an account of the botany, natural history, and antiquities... Glasgow and London, William Collins, Sons, and Company, 1872. Fourth edition. 8vo, pp.xii, 354, hand-coloured map, 44 figs., light foxing to fore-edge and prelim./ terminal leaves, red cloth gilt, vg. £50
Burgess, James J. (editor).: Flora of Moray (Vice County No. 95) Flowering & Flowerless Plants including conifers, ferns, mosses, fungi and algae. Elgin: Printed at the "Courant and Courier" Office, 1935. First edition. 8vo, pp.xv, 104, frontis., green cloth gilt. £30
Catalogue.: A Heavenly Library. Treasures from the Royal Observatory's Crawford Collection. Edinburgh, Royal Observatory, 1994. 8vo, pp.72, illustrated, bibliography, printed wrappers. Catalogue of an exhibition held at the National Museums of Scotland featuring highlights from one of the finest libraries in its field. £20
Comrie, John D.: History of Scottish Medicine. 2 vols. London, The Welcome Historical Medical Museum, 1932. Second edition. 8vo, pp.852, col. frontispieces, numerous b/w ills., blue cloth gilt, a fine set. £120
Connell, Duncan Macnair.: Reul-colas anns am bheil cunntas air cuspairibh an rian-ghreine; agus fath-sgriobhadh 's am bheil gearr-shealladh air na reultaibh suidhichte. Edinburgh, Oliver & Boyd, [?1857]. 12mo, pp.viii, 124, iv, illustrated, childish pen and pencil trials to endpapers, text dusty, with occasional fingering and age-browning, green cloth gilt faded, a very well-thumbed copy. Tthe four pages of laudatory testimonies, all by ministers, confirm the instant popularity of this work with one opining: "should it fail to circulate like snow flakes throughout the length and breadth of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, it will be a matter of lasting shame to our fellow countrymen." £25
Craig, Gordon Y. (editor).: The Geology of Scotland. Edinburgh and London, Oliver & Boyd, 1965. First edition. 8vo, pp.xvi, 556, large folding map, numerous illustrations, grey cloth, black label, vg. A collection of essays by expert contributors aimed at producing a single text on Scottish geology in which the various geological systems could have a unified treatment. £35
Crawford, J.H.: Wild Life of Scotland. London: John Macqueen, 1896. First edition. 8vo, pp.280, frontispiece, bookplate, pictorial green cloth gilt, vg. £10
Cross, J.E.: The Berries and Heaths of Rannoch. By A Snowdrop. London; George Bell and Sons, 1881. First edition. 8vo, pp.24, 8 (publisher's advertisement), 13 hand-coloured plates, owner's signature, wine cloth gilt, spine sunned, vg. £120
Cunningham, Frank.: James David Forbes. Pioneer Scottish Glaciologist. Edinburgh, Scottish Academic Press, 1990, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.xi, 329, double column text, illustrated, d/w. £35
Darwin, Professor C.G., of Edinburgh University.: The New Conceptions of Matter. Being the Watt Anniversary Lecture for 1930...Papers of the Greenock Philosophical Society. Greenock, "Telegraph" Printing Works, 1930. 8vo, pp.18, wrappers. £10
Day, T. Cuthbert.: Arthur's Seat a ruined volcano. Edinburgh, Oliver and Boyd, 1933. First edition. 8vo, pp.75, [1], frontis., 32 plates, green cloth gilt. £15
Dickie, G.: The Botanist's Guide to the counties of Aberdeen, Banff, and Kincardine. Aberdeen: A Brown & Co., 1860. First edition. 8vo, pp.xxxii, 344, fldg. map, inscribed "D. Moore Esq. from the Author", later owner's signature, green cloth rebacked retaining most of original spine. £35
Dickinson, H.W. and Rhys Jenkins.: James Watt and the Steam Engine. The memorial volume prepared for the Committee of the Watt Centenary Commemoration at Birminhgham 1919. By H.W. Dickinson and Rhys Jenkins. London, Encore Editions, 1989. 4to, pp.xxiii, 415, 104 plates, 83 figs., 2 maps, d/w. £30
Donovan, A.L.: Philosophical Chemistry in the Scottish Enlightenment. The doctrines and discoveries of William Cullen and Joseph Black. Edinburgh, at the University Press,1975. First edition. 8vo, pp.343, [1], d/w. £25
Evans, A.H.: A Fauna of the Tweed Area. Edinburgh, David Douglas, 1911. First edition. 8vo, pp.xxviii, 262, partly unopened, 22 plates, text. ills., coloured folding map, , bookplate, green cloth gilt, small nick to head of spine. £60
Evans, Arthur H. and T.E. Buckley.: A Vertebrate Fauna of the Shetland Islands. Edinburgh, David Douglas, 1899. First edition. 8vo, pp.xxix, 248, illustrated, folding coloured map, armorial bookplate of James Donald Dobson, t. e. g., green cloth gilt, vg £150
Evans, John William.: The Geology of the North-East of Caithness (with sketch map) and A Discussion of the age of the old red sandstone of the north of Scotland. London: Printed by Green, McAllan & Feilden, Limited. February, 1891. 8vo, pp.48, fldg. map, fldg. table, disbound. £50
Evans, William.: Notes on the Birds of Eigg and Note on the Breeding of the Marsh Tit (Parus Palustris) in Stirlingshire in 1884. Edinburgh, (Proceedings of the Royal Physical Society, 1884 - 85, Vol.VIII, pp.430 - 451. 8vo, printed grey wrappers, bookplate, vg. £20
Evans, William.: The Mammalian Fauna of the Edinburgh District. Edinburgh: M'Farlane & Erskine, 1892. Limited edition 200 copies. 8vo, pp.123, [1], vignette to title and terminal leaf, green cloth gilt. £30
Ferguson, James Haig.: Some Medical Heroes of the 17th, 18th, and 19th Centuries. Reprinted from the Edinburgh Medical Journal, Vol. XXXIX, No.11, 1932. 8vo, pp.657 - 671, 1 plate, a few light spots, wrappers, vg. £10
Forrest, George.: George Forrest, V.M.H. Explorer and Botanist who by his discoveries and plants successfully introduced has greatly enriched our gardens. 1873 - 1932. Edinburgh, The Scottish Rock Garden Club, 1935. First edition. 8vo, pp.89, [1], illustrated, d/w spotted and with a substantial section missing to the rear but retaining the image of Forrest to the front. £30
Forsyth, I.H. and J.I. Chisholm.: The geology of East Fife. Edinburgh, HMSO, 1977, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.ix, 284, 8 plates, signature of John E. Gilmour, Montrave, d/w. £20
French, R.K.: Robert Whytt, the Soul, and Medicine. London, The Welcome Institute, 1969, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.182, portrait frontis., d/w. £20
Gardiner, William.: The Flora of Forfarshire. London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1848. First edition. 12mo, pp.xxiv, 308, 4, 2 engraved plates with waterstain to lower margin, occasional light dust-soiling, endpapers renewed, patterned green cloth gilt, tail of spine chipped. £85
Geikie, Archibald, Sir.: Memoirs of the Geological Survey. Scotland. The geology of Central and Western Fife and Kinross. Glasgow, H.M.S.O., 1900. 8vo, pp.x, 284, 30 figs., owner's inscription, blue cloth gilt. £40
Geikie, Archibald, Sir.: Memoirs of the Geological Survey. Scotland. The geology of Eastern Fife. Glasgow, H.M.S.O., 1902. 8vo, pp.xv, 421, 12 plates, 71 figs., map, blue cloth gilt, sl. wear to head of spine, signed presentation copy to the Warden of Wadham College with Presented by His Majesty's Government stamp to title. £45
Geikie, Archibald.: The Scenery of Scotland viewed in connection with its physical geology. London: Macmillan and Co., 1901. Third edition. 8vo, pp.xx, 539, frontispiece, 4 folding coloured maps, 110 figs., a few light spots of foxing, owner's signature, green cloth gilt, vg. First issued in 1865, this revised edition is much enlarged with considerably more illustrations and new maps. £45
Geikie, Sir Archibald.: Memoir of Sir Andrew Crombie Ramsay. London, Macmillan and Co., 1895, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.xi, 397, 13 plates, bookplate, wine cloth gilt. £40
Gordon, Seton.: Hebridean Memories. London, Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1923. First edition. 8vo, pp.xii, 180, illustrated, a few light spots, owner's signature, pictorial brown cloth gilt, vg. An account of the Hebrides in the post-First World War years and the islanders' attempts to re-establish a way of life of which only sparse remnants now remain. £30
Gordon, Seton.: The Charm of the Hills. London, Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1930. 8vo, pp.xii, 248, illustrated, light fore-edge spotting, d/w with a few chips. £30
Gordon, Seton.: The Immortal Isles. London, Williams & Norgate, Ltd., 1936. 8vo, pp.x, 227, 6 coloured plates, 32 b/w plates, 24 headpieces, decorative blue cloth gilt, vg. An affectionate tribute to the Outer Hebrides. £30
Gordon, Seton.: The Land of the Hills and the Glens. Wild Life in Iona and the Inner Hebrides. London, Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1920. First edition. 8vo, pp.xii, 222, illustrated, owner's inscription, pencil note to verso of rear f.e.p., green cloth gilt, vg. £30
Gordon, Seton.: Wanderings of a Naturalist. London, Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1921. First edition. 8vo, pp.xiv, 220, illustrated, endpapers lightly toned, spine lightly sunned, pictorial green cloth gilt, g+. Though dealing chiefly with the birds of the Scottish highlands there are also descriptions of the Northumbrian coast in winter, the Aran Islands off the Irish coast, and a hill pass in the Pyrenees. £30
Graham, H.D.: The Birds of Iona & Mull. Edinburgh, David Douglas, 1890. First edition. 8vo, pp.xv, 279, illustrated, owner's signature to half-title, front hinge cracking but sound and tight, patterned green cloth gilt, vg. £100
Grant, Lavinia.: My Highland Perthshire. A Nature Notebook. Aberfeldy, Watermill Books, 2007, 1st ed. 4to, pp.224, illustrated in colour and b/w, d/w, signed copy. £20
Harper, John.: The sea-side and aquarium; or, anecdote and gossip on marine zoology. Edinburgh, William P. Nimmo, 1858, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.xi, 188, [2, ads.], frontis., owner's inscription, pict. red cloth gilt by John Gray, Edinburgh, with his ticket. £35
Harvie-Brown, J.A.: A Fauna of the Tay Basin & Strathmore. Edinburgh, David Douglas, 1911, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.lxxxvi, 377, 8 ills., 5 maps, green cloth gil, bookplate of Spencer Charles Ferguson.. £85
Hennedy, Roger.: The Clydesdale Flora: a description of the flowering plants and ferns of the Clyde district, arranged according to the natural orders, with a glossary of terms. Glasgow: Hugh Hopkins, 1874. First edition. 8vo, pp.xxiv, 248, owner's signature, limp cloth gilt, spine ends chipped. £35
Home, David Milne.: The Estuary of the Forth and adjoining districts viewed geologically. Edinburgh, Edmonston and Douglas, 1871. First edition. 8vo, pp.xiii, 126, 31 figures, occasional light foxing, folding frontispiece map, wine cloth gilt rubbed, minor wear to extremities, g. £75
Howie, Charles.: The moss flora of Fife and Kinross. Cupar, Fifeshire Journal Office, 1889, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.117, [1], ii, interleaved with blanks, black morocco wallet binding , minor wear to spine ends, stamped gilt to front cover University College, Dundee /Presentation/ The Moss Flora/ of Fife and Kinross/ by/ Charles Howie/ 1889. £45
James William Helenus Trail.: A Memorial Volume. Aberdeen, Printed for the Subscribers at the Aberdeen University Press, 1923. First edition. 8vo, pp.331, [1], 2 plates, fldg. map, green cloth sunned. £30
Johnston, George,: The Botany of the Eastern Borders, with the popular names and uses of the plants, and of the customs and beliefs which have been associated with them. Vol.1 The Botany. London: John Van Voorst, 1853. First edition. 8vo, pp.xii, 336, frontispiece, etched plate inserted at p.221, 13 numbered plates (1 hand-coloured, a few lightly foxed), 14 small woodcuts, owner's signature, green cloth gilt, vg. £125
Johnston, George.: A Flora of Berwick-upon-Tweed. Vol.1 Phaenogamous Plants. Vol.2 Cryptogamous Plants. 2 vols. in 1. Edinburgh, J. Carfrae & Son, 1829. First edition. 12mo, pp.xxiv, 242; 335, [1], publisher's preliminary advertisement leaf, 8 plates (2 fldg.), original cloth-backed boards, minor corner wear, printed paper labels chipped. £60
Kobler, John.: The Reluctant Surgeon. The Life of John Hunter. London, Heinemann, 1960, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.359, orange cloth, spine dulled, bookplate and signature of Donald Whyte. £25
Laverack, M.S. and M. Blackler. (editors).: Fauna and flora of St. Andrews Bay. Edinburgh and London, Scottish Academic Press, 1974, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.310, d/w. £10
Leslie, George and W.A. Herdman.: The Invertebrate Fauna of the Firth of Forth. Edinburgh: Printed by M'Farlane & Erskine, 1881. First edition. 8vo, pp106, title and terminal leaf toned, roan-backed printed boards, spine chipped at foot, fair. £30
M'Intosh, W.C.: Additions to the marine fauna of St. Andrews since 1874. London, Taylor and Francis, 1927. 4to, pp.191, [1], numerous text. figs, 3 coloured plates, blue cloth gilt, initialled pres. copy to Dr. A. T. Masterman. £125
M'Intosh, W.C.: The marine invertebrates and fishes of St. Andrews. Edinburgh, Adam and Charles Black, 1875, 1st ed. 4to, pp.186, 7 plates with light water-stain (heavier on last plate), tipped in off-print obituary notice of the author, calf-backed marbled paper boards. £180
M'Intosh, William Carmichael.: The Getty Marine Laboratory, and the steps which led to its foundation in the University of St. Andrews. Dundee, Printed by John Leng & Co., 1896, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.94, illustrated, a few marginal spots, pic. wrappers. £35
Macdonald, J.A.: Trees in St. Andrews an illustrated survey.. St. Andrews, St. Andrews Preservation Trust Limited, 1977, 2nd ed. 8vo, pp.52, illustrated, map, pict. wrappers. £8
MacGregor, A.R.: Fife and Angus geology an excursion guide. Edinburgh and london, William Blackwood & Sons Ltd., for the University of St Andrews, 1968, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.xviii, 266, illustrated, d/w. £12
Macgregor, M. and A. G. Macgregor.: British Regional Geology . The Midland Valley of Scotland. Edinburgh, H.M.S.O., 1936. First edition. 8vo, pp.vi, 89, [1], 8 plates, 16 figs., owner's inscription, limp cloth, vg. £20
MacGregor, M. and J. Phemister.: Geological Guide to the Assynt District of Sutherland. Edinburgh, Edinburgh Geological Society, 1937. 8vo, pp.62, 4 col. plates, 3 figs., owner's signature, original printed wrappers. £20
Macintyre, Dugald.: Highland Gamekeeper. London, Seeley, Service & Co. Ltd., [1942]. First edition. 8vo, pp.246, [2],13 illustrations, bookplate, brown cloth gilt, vg. £10
Maclaren, Charles.: A sketch of the geology of Fife and the Lothians, including detailed descriptions of Arthur's Seat and Pentland Hills. Edinburgh, Adam and Charles Black, 1839. First edition. 12mo, pp.xv, 235, [1], coloured folding map, 5 coloured folding plates, label and stamp of the Theological Library, University of Edinburgh, brown cloth gilt, original spine relaid, vg. £80
MacNally, Lea.: Highland Deer Forest. London, Dent, 1970. First edition. 8vo, pp.xi, 107, 48 ills., owner's signature, d/w. £20
Macpherson, H.B.: The Home-Life of a Golden Eagle. London, Witherby & Co., 1911, 3rd ed. 8vo, pp.45, 32 mounted plates, green cloth gilt lightly rubbed. £35
Malkin, John.: Sir Alexander Fleming. Man of Penicillin. Ayr, Alloway Publishing, 1981, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.81, illustrated, d/w. £10
Maloney, William J.: George and John Armstrong of Castleton. Two Eighteenth Century Medical Pioneers. Edinburgh and London, E.& S. Livingstone, 1954, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.xii, 116, 6 plates, d/w. £30
Martin, Isa H. (editor).: The Field-Club Flora of the Lothians. With descriptions, keys, ecological lists, illustrated glossary, and map of the Lothians. Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood & Sons Ltd., 1934. 8vo, pp.xix, 318, frontis., fldg. map, green cloth gilt. £15
Maxwell, Gavin.: The Rocks Remain. London, Longmans, 1963. First edition. 8vo, pp.186, 33 ills., price-clipped d/w. £15
McConnochie, Alex. Inson.: Deer Forest Life. London, Alexander Maclehose & Co., 1932. First edition. 8vo, pp.ix, 237, [1], 9 plates, fore-edge foxing affecting the outer margin of a few leaves, yellow cloth lettered black. £45
McIntosh, W.C.: The Resources of the Sea as shown in the scientific experiments to test the effects of trawling and of the closure off the Scottish shores. London, C.J. Clay and Sons, 1899. First edition. 8vo, pp.xvi, 248, partly unopened, errata slip, illustrated, 32 tables, blue cloth gilt, vg. £75
Miller, Hugh.: The Cruise of the Betsey; or, a summer ramble among the fossiliferous deposits of the Hebrides. With Rambles of a Geologist; or, ten thousand miles over the fossiliferous deposits of Scotland. Edinburgh, Thomas Constable, 1858. First edition. 8vo, pp.486, original maroon cloth gilt, slight wear to tail of spine, split to lower rear joint, g. Miller's last work, prevously unpublished save as a series of articles for The Witness, and edited by W. S. Symonds at the request of Mrs. Miller following her husband's suicide. £60
Mitchell, James, of Moray.: Some Account of a Boy Born Blind and Deaf, collected from authentic sources of information; with a few remarks and comments. [Edinburgh, Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1814.]. 4to, pp.78, disbound. £45
Mykura, W., D. Flinn and F. May.: British Regional Geology. Orkney and Shetland. Edinburgh, HMSO, 1976. First edition. 8vo, pp.x, 149, [1], 16 plates, 30 figs., pbk., vg. £10
Neill, Patrick.: Journal of a Horticultural Tour through some parts of Flanders, Holland, and the north of France, in the autumn of 1817. By a deputation of the Caledonian Horticultural Society. Edinburgh: Printed for Bell & Bradfute...and for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, London, 1823. First edition. 8vo, pp. xvi + 574 + [2], 7 plates with light waterstain, 8 illustrations in text, later half green calf, spine decorated gilt in compartments and lettered direct, erroneous date 1923 to foot of spine. Desmond, p.461; J.C. Loudon , Encyclopaedia of Gardening, pp.1114-5. At the anniversary meeting of the Caledonian Horticultural Society, 1815, Sir John Sinclair proposed that a horticultural tour be undertaken to identify such developments in agriculture and gardening as might have taken place in those territories until recently under French control and therefore inaccessible to British travellers. Accordingly, in 1817, a deputation consisting of Neill, as Secretary of the Society, John Hay, planner, and James Macdonald, chief-gardener at Dalkeith Park, was commissioned to conduct the projected survey. Their tour was curtailed to three months but extensive notes were made of varieties of fruit and vegetables which might viably be introduced into Scotland, and contacts made with a view to establishing future supplies of seeds. Their report was not originally intended for publication but when the decision to go to press was taken in response to members' requests, Neill was able to incorporate additional material gleaned on his 1821 visit to the leading horticulturalists in Paris. £350
Pitt, Frances.: Shetland Pirates and other wild life studies. London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1923. First edition. 8vo, pp.248, [8], illustrated, blue cloth gilt, vg. £20
Reid, Michael.: Ask Sir James. London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1987, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.315, illustrated, d/w. £15
Rintoul, Leonora Jeffrey and Evelyn V. Baxter.: A Vertebrate Fauna of Forth. Edinburgh and London, Oliver and Boyd, 1935. First edition. 8vo, pp.lv, 397, 18 plates, green cloth gilt, vg. £80
Ritchie, James.: The Influence of Man on Animal Life in Scotland. A study in faunal evolution. Cambridge, at the University Press, 1920. First edition. 8vo, pp.xvi, 550, 90 illustrations., 8 maps, red cloth gilt, vg. In seeking to establish to what degree a fauna of to-day owes its character and composition to man's interference, the author examines the consequences of man's deliberate interference with animal life as well as the outcomes of his indirect interference. £50
Robertson, Forbes W.: Early Scottish Gardeners and their Plants 1650 - 1750. East Linton, Tuckwell Press, 2000, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.223, illustrated, price-clipped d/w. £15
Rolt, L.T.C.: James Watt. London, B.T. Batsford Ltd., 1962, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.144, 24 ills., d/w £10
Russell, J. Rutherford. (editor).: Homoeopathy in 1851. Published for the Association by James Hogg...Edinburgh, and E. Groombridge & Sons...London. 1852, 1st ed.. 8vo, pp.xxiv, 416, unopened, portrait frontispiece, litho. plate, blind patterned brown cloth gilt. John Rutherford Russell (1816 - 67) graduated M.D. from Edinburgh University in 1838. He converted to homoeopathy, wrote a number of works on the subject and, with John James Drysdale and Robert Ellis Dudgeon, edited the British Journal of Homoeopathy from 1846 onwards. £100
Seymour, Lord John Webb.: An Account of Observations, made by Lord Webb Seymour and Professor Playfair, upon some Geological Appearances in Glen Tilt, and the adjacent country. Drawn up by Lord Webb Seymour. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Read May 16, 1814. 4to, pp.303 - 375, 6 fldg. plates including map, modern cloth-backed boards, black leather label. £100
Shaw, John.: An account of some experiments and observations on the parr, and on the ova of the salmon; proving the parr to be the young of the salmon. Edinburgh, 1836, reprinted from the Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal. 8vo, pp.14, self-wrappered. £20
Shelton, Richard.: The Longshoreman. A life at the water's edge. London, Atlantic Books, 2002, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.x, 335, illustrated, d/w. The author headed the Freshwater Fisheries Laboratory at Pitlochry from 1982 to 2001. £10
Simpson, Myrtle.: Simpson the Obstetrician. A biography. London, Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1972, 1st ed.. 8vo, pp.304, illustrated, owner's label to f.f.e.p., d/w. £10
Smiles, Samuel.: Life of a Scotch Naturalist: Thomas Edward, Associate of the Linnaean Society. New York, Harper & Brothers, 1876, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.390, illustrated, brown cloth gilt, small chip to head of spine. £30
Smiles, Samuel.: Robert Dick Baker of Thurso Geologist and Botanist. London, John Murray, 1878, 10th thousand. 8vo, pp.xx, 436, [6, ads.], illustrated, green cloth gilt rubbed. £25
Smith, John.: Monograph of the Stalactites and Stalagmites of the Cleaves Cove, near Dalry, Ayrshire London, Elliot Stock, 1894. First edition. 4to, pp.34, 36 plates, partly unopened, e.p.'s lightly tanned, brown cloth gilt. £50
Smith, John.: Semi-Precious Stones of Carrick. Kilwinning, A.W. Cross, [1910]. First edition. 8vo, pp.84, 3 plates, 64 figures, endpapers foxed, text clean, owners' signatures, green cloth gilt, g+. £35
Smith, John.: The Botany of Ayrshire (by parishes) from original investigation. Ardrossan, Arthur Guthrie & Sons, [1896], First edition. 8vo, pp.107 (rectos only), green cloth gilt. £50
Smout, Anne-Marie.: The birds of Fife. An outline of their status and distribution. Edinburgh, John Donald, 1986, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.274, illustrated, pbk. £10
Sonntag, C.O.: A Pocket Flora of Edinburgh and the surrounding district. London, Williams and Norgate, 1894. First edition. 8vo, pp.xii, 246, fldg. map repaired to verso, green cloth gilt. £20
Spence, Magnus and Lieut.-Colonel James Grant.: Flora Orcadensis containing the Flowering Plants arranged according to the Natural Orders by Magnus Spence and The Mosses by Lieut.-Colonel James Grant. Kirkwall, D. Spence, 1914. First edition. 8vo, pp.xcv, 148, 2 portraits, 2 coloured maps, tipped in envelope addressed to James G. Marwick, Stromness, containing on a small folded sheet of paper a specimen of the Scottish Primrose from Black Craig, Stromness, with printed details, dated 2/8/49 and signed by Marwick, free endpapers toned, green cloth gilt with small nick to rear joint, vg. £75
Steuart, Sir Henry.: The Planter's Guide; or, a practical essay on the best method of giving immediate effect to wood...originally intended for the climate of Scotland. Edinburgh: John Murray...London, 1828. Second edition, greatly improved and enlarged. 8vo, pp. xxxvii + 527 +[1], 6 engraved plates, light off-setting from frontispiece to title; half green calf lightly rubbed, marbled-paper sides, marbled edges, spine gilt-ruled in compartments, red morocco label. Goldsmiths 25486. Steuart maintained a handsome estate at Allanton where he was visited in 1829 by Sir Walter Scott and J.G. Lockhart. Scott had previously visited as part of a deputation from the Highland and Agricultural Society commissioned to report on the success of Steuart's system of transporting trees, and gave The Planter's Guide an enthusuastic review in the Quarterly. £150
Steven, H.M. and A. Carlisle.: The Native Pinewoods of Scotland. Edinburgh, Oliver and Boyd, 1959, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.xvi, 368, 20 plates, 39 figs., d/w. £60
Stewart, Rev. Alexander.: 'Twixt Ben Nevis and Glencoe: the natural history, legends and folk-lore of the West Highlands. Edinburgh, Paterson, 1885, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.xvi, 386, real photo.frontis., blue cloth gilt lightly rubbed. £60
Stewart, Rev. Alexander.: Nether Lochaber: the natural history, legends, and folk-lore of the west Highlands. Edinburgh: William Paterson, 1883. First edition. 8vo, pp.xviii, 417, [1], frontispiece, owner's signature, bookplate, green cloth gilt, spine sunned and chipped at ends, internally sound and clean. £30
Stott, Louis.: The Waterfalls of Scotland. Aberdeen, AUP, 1987, 1st ed. 4to, pp.212, [6], illustrated, d/w. £20
Teale, Edwin Way.: The Wilderness Years of John Muir with an introduction and interpretive comments by Edwin Way Teale. Illustrated by Henry B. Kane. Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1954. Sixth printing. 8vo, pp.xx, 332, grey cloth gilt. £20
Walker, John.: Essays on Natural History and Rural Economy. London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme; and Edinburgh, for Guthrie and Anderson, South Bridge, 1812. First edition. 8vo, pp.ii, 629, [1], partly unopened, light staining C - C4, original boards rebacked to style retaining original paper label, vg. Icolumbkil, Jura, Bass Rock. £100
Wayte, John.: Dissertatio medica inauguralis de tetano; quam, annuente summo numine, ex auctoritate reverendi admodum viri D. George Baird, SS. T.P. ...pro gradu doctoris, summiisque in medicina honoribus ac privilegiis rite et legitime consequendis... Calendis Augusti, hora lococque solitis. Edinburgi: Excudebat P. Neill, 1822. 8vo, pp.[iv], 55, [1], inscribed presentation copy from the author, half calf, marbled boards, joints cracked but sound and tight, small chips to spine ends, minor corner wear, internally clean and crisp. Copac lists Edinburgh, College of Physicians and St. Andrews. £45
Webster, M. McCallum.: A Check List of the Flora of the Culbin State Forest. Dyke, M. McCallum Webster, reprinted April, 1977. 8vo, pp.[viii], 31, [1], [8], illustrated, printed wrappers. £10
White, Francis Buchanan W.: The Flora of Perthshire. Edinburgh, Printed for the Perthshire Society of Natural Science, 1898. First edition. 8vo, pp.lix, 407, frontis. map, light spotting to half-title, green cloth gilt. £35
Whitehead, G, Kenneth.: Deer and their Management in the Deer Parks of Great Britain and Ireland. London, Country Life Limited, 1950. First edition. 8vo, pp.370, profusely illustrated, price-clipped d/w, vg. £135
Whitehead, G. Kenneth.: Deer of the World. London, Constable, 1972. First edition. 8vo, pp.xii, 194, illustrated, d/w. £25
Whitehead, G. Kenneth.: The Deer of Great Britain and Ireland. An Account of their History Status and Distribution. London, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1964. First edition. 8vo, pp.xv, 597, [1], 95 illustrations, owner's signature, pictorial red cloth gilt, vg. £50
Williamson, George.: Memorials of the Lineage, Early Life, Education, and Development of the Genius of James Watt. Printed for the Watt Club, 1856. 4to, pp.xi, 262, portrait frontis., 14 plates, map, occasional light marginal foxing, blue cloth, red label with small chip. £40
Wilson, Jessie Aitken.: Memoir of George Wilson...Regius Professor of Technology in the University of Edinburgh...by his sister. Edinburgh: Edmonston and Douglas, 1860. First edition. 8vo, pp.536, portrait frontis., a few light spots of foxing, owner's inscription, marbled endpapers, blue calf rubbed, wine label. £55
Wilson, John H.: Nature study rambles round St. Andrews. St. Andrews, W. C. Henderson & Son,1910, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.xx, 258, 15 plates, green cloth gilt. £15
Witham, Henry.: A Description of a Fossil Tree discovered in the Quarry of Craigleith, near Edinburgh, in the month of November 1830; with a Short Account of a Fragment and Branch found in 1831. [Edinburgh, Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh,1832.]. 4to, pp.147 - 152, 4 plates (3 hand-coloured), disbound. £25
Young, William.: A List of the Flowering Plants and Ferns recorded from Fife and Kinross (V.C.85). Edinburgh, Trans. Bot. Soc. Edin. Vol.XXXII, Pt.I, 1936. 8vo, pp.173, [1], fldg. map, printed wrappers. £20

Natural History and Science

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Abell, Irvin.: A Retrospect of Surgery in Kentucky. The Presidential Address delivered before the Southern Surgical Association at Louisville, December 16, 1925. [and] The Heritage of Kentucky Medicine. The Presidential Address delivered before the Kentucky State Medical Association at Frankfort, September 21, 1926. s.l., s.n., 1926. 8vo, pp.64, 28 plates, green cloth gilt, inscribed to f.f.e.p. "These papers written by my cousin & dear friend Irvin Abell we think very fine & hope they will interest you. Fondest remembrances from Ada M. Mathews." £30
Allamand, J.N.S.: Oratio Inauguralis, de vero philosopho. Habita in Auditorio majori Academiae Lugduno-Batavae, quum 0rdinariam Philosophiae ac Matheseos Professionem auspicaretur. A.D. xxx. Maii. MDCCXLIX. Lugduni Batavorum, Apud Johannem Luzac, 1749. 4to, pp.[iv], 29, [1], marbled wrappers worn and detached. £30
Arcichovskii, V.M.: Auf der Suche nach Chlorophyll auf den Planeten. Novocherkassk, 1912. 8vo, pp.26, 2 plates, original printed wrappers; inscribed by the author to W.W. Campbell (1862 - 1938), director of the Lick Observatory, University of California, with their stamp to front cover. Offprint from Vol.1 of the Annals of the Polytechnischen Instituts at Novocherkassk, the text in Russian with German summary. A pioneering work in astrobotany. £45
Barclay, Derrick.: Interpretation of Environment. A Bibliography. Dunfermline, The Carnegie United Kingdom Trust, 1983. pp.[viii], 52, illustrated, signed copy, vg. £5
BB.: Tide's Ending. Illustrated by D.J. Watkins-Pitchford. London, Hollis & Carter, 1950. First edition. 4to, pp.xi, 244, 16 col. plates, head-pieces, e.p.'s toned, d/w worn and chipped but substantially complete. £40
Bond, Frederick Bligh.: The Gate of Remembrance. The story of the psychological experiment which resulted in the discovery of the Edgar Chapel at Glastonbury. Oxford, Blackwell, 1918, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.x, 176, errata slip, 15 ills., e.p.'s lightly tanned, dec. fawn cloth. £15
Chalmers, Patrick.: Birds Ashore and A-foreshore. Illustrated by Winifred Austen. London, Collins, 1935. First edition. 4to, pp.180, 16 col. plates, d/w. £45
Chapman, Abel.: The Borders and Beyond. Arctic..Cheviot..Tropic. London, Gurney and Jackson, 1924. First edition. 8vo, pp.xxi, 489, 19 col.plates, 117 text. ills., 2 maps, owner's inscription, green cloth gilt. £60
Clough, Robert T.: A Treatise on the Exploitation of Mines. Antoine Grimoald Monnet a forgotten French chemist and metallurgist 1734 - 1817. Published by the Author 1974. Signed limited edition 400 copies. 8vo, pp.43, facsimile title and 24 plates with relevant notes, price-clipped d/w. £45
Darling, F. Fraser.: Pelican in the Wilderness. A Naturalist's Odyssey in North America. London, George Allen & Unwin, 1956, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.380, [4], 15 plates, map e.p.'s, red cloth lettered white. £25
Darwin, Charles.: I Movimenti e le Abitudini delle Piante Rampocanti traduzione italiana col consenso dell'autore per cura di Giovanni Canestrini...e de P.A. Saccardo. with [same author and translators] Le Piante Insettivore. 2 works bound together. Torino: Unione Tipografico-Editrice, 1878. First Italian editions. 8vo, pp.127, 13 figs; 312, 30 figs., scattered light foxing to a few leaves; calf-backed boards showing some wear at edges, spine ruled gilt and decorated blind with gilt initials D.G.R. to foot. Freeman 863 and 1242. £135
Day & Sons.: Everyday Farriery: or, the management of stock from disease to health. Crewe, Day & Sons, n.d. 8vo, pp.xiii, 232, illustrated, limp red cloth stained. £10
de Volder, Burcheri.: Oratio qua Consentientibus Illustr. Acad. curatoribus, Urbisque Leidensis Coss. sese laboribus academicis abdicavit. Habita a.d. xix. Octobris anni [mdccv]. Lugduni Batavorum: Apud Cornelium Boutestein, 1705. 4to, pp.34, [6], marbled wrappers worn and detached, £30
Directory.: The London and Provincial Medical Directory, 1858. London, John Murray, 1858. 12mo, pp.xxxii, 999, [1], red cloth gilt. Signature of Edward Hickman, F.R.C.S., and bookplate of the Coultart family. £80
Eighteenth Century Medical Theses. Weiler, Johannes Fridericus, Argentinensis.: B.C.D. Herniae gangraena correptae casum et epicrisin jubente gravissimo medicorum ordine pro gradu doctoris rite consequendo die XXV. Maji a.o.r. MDCCLXVIII... Argentorati Ex Officina Universitas Heitziana and Muller, Johannes Sigismundus Moeno- Francofurtensis. Q.D.B.V. Raram calculo vesicae observationem atque epicrisin consentiente gravissimo medicorum ordine pro gradu doctoris rite obtinendo die XIX. Augusti ... MDCCLXVIII. Argentorati, Typis Johannis Henrici Heitzii, Universit. Typogr. 4to, pp.[iv], 35, [1], plate; and Huser, Joh. Theodorus Rhenobergensis. B.C.D. De steatomate consentiente gravissimo medicorum ordine pro gradu doctoris rite consequendo die 22 MDCCLXVIII...Argentorati, apud Christmann & Levrault, Regiae Intendentiae Typographos. 4to, pp.[iv], 35, [1]; and Weiler, Johannes Fridericus Argentinensis. B.C.D. De Animalibus nocivis Alsatiae specimen praeside DN. Jacobo Reinboldo Spielmanno...dieXX. FEbruarii A. MDCCLCVIII. ... Argentorati Ex Prelo Joh. Henrici Heitzii Universitatis Typographi. 4to, pp.[iv], 5, period marbled boards, minor corner wear, faint blue circular stamp Bibliotheque du Docteur (?) Ollivier d'Anvers to lower margin of p.20 of first item, light age-browning to third item otherwise clean and crisp throughout. £100
Elgood, Cyril.: A Medical History of Persia and the Eastern Caliphate from the earliest times until the year A.D. 1932. Cambridge, at the University Press, 1951. First edition. 8vo, pp.xii, 617, [1], title in red and black, 6 plates, 2 genealogical trees, owner's signature, a few light spots to endpapers, green cloth gilt. £50
Ellison, Norman.: Out of Doors with Nomad. Further adventures among the wild life of the countryside. Illustrated by C.F. Tunnicliffe. London, ULP, 1947, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.208, d/w. £21
Etmuller, Michael.: Etmullerus Abridg'd: or, a Compleat System of the Theory and practice of Physic. Being a Description of All Diseases Incident to Men, Women and Children. With an Account of their Causes, Symptoms, and most approved Methods of Care, both Physical, and Chichurgical. To which is prefix'd a short View of the Animal and Vital Functions; and the several Virtues and Classes of Medicine. Translated from the last Edition of the Works of Michael Etmuller, late Professor of Physic in the University of Lipsic. A Book very proper for Families. London: Printed for Andrew Bell, 1712. Third edition. 8vo, pp. [xvi] + 624, occasional light age - browning and dust-soiling; recent quarter calf, marbled paper boards, spine decorated gilt in compartments, red label. £135
Eugenius Philalethes. (pseudonym, Robert Samber): Long Livers: a Curious History of such persons of both Sexes who have liv'd several Ages, and grown Young again: with the rare Secret of Rejuvenescency of Arnoldus de Villa Nova, and a great many approv'd and invaluable Rules to prolong Life: as also, how to prepare the Universal Medicine. Most humbly dedicated to the Grand Master, Masters, Wardens and Brethren of the most Ancient and most Honourable Fraternity of the Free-Masons of Great Britain and Ireland. London: Printed for J. Holland, 1722. 8vo in 4's, pp.lxiv + 199 + viii + [i, errata], occasional fingering; edges rubricated, period calf worn, backstrip relaid, double red morocco labels. £80
Faujas de Saint-Fond, Barthelemy.: Voyage en Angleterre, en Ecosse et aux Iles Hebrides; ayant pour objet les sciences, les arts, l'histoire naturelle et les moeurs; avec la description mineralogique du pays de Newcastle, des montagnes du Derbyshire, des environs d'Edinburgh, de Glasgow, de Perth, de s.-Andrews, du duche d'Inverary, et de la grotte de Fingal. 2 vols. A Paris, chez H.J. Jansen, 1797. First edition. 8vo, pp.430, errata leaf; 434, errata leaf, 7 engraved folding plates, small stain to margin of title vol.2, rebound to style £450
Ferguson, John.: Bibliographical Notes on Histories of Inventions and Books of Secrets. Two volumes in one. The Holland Press, 1981. 8vo, vg. A reprint of the 1959 edition of a series of papers read at meetings of The Glasgow Archaeological Society by John Ferguson, Professor of Chemistry in the University of Glasgow and author of the celebrated Bibliotheca Chemica. £50
Fortescue, Hon. J.W.: The Story of a Red-Deer. Illustrated by G.D. Armour. London, Macmillan and Co. Ltd., 1925. First edition. 8vo, pp.x, 144, 12 col. plates, 12 gravure plates, green cloth gilt. £25
Gardiner, Linda.: Rare Vanishing & Lost Birds compiled from notes by W.H. Hudson. London and Toronto, J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1923, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.xix, 120, 25 col. plates, bookplate, green cloth gilt. £30
Gillispie, Charles Coulston.: The Montgolfier Brothers and the Invention of Aviation 1733 - 1784. With a Word on the Importance of Ballooning for the Science of Heat and the Art of Building Railroads. Princeton, New Jersey, Princeton University Press, 1983. First edition. 4to, pp.xi, 210, [1], illustrated, d/w, vg. £40
Goldsmith, Oliver.: A History of the Earth and Animated Nature...with numerous notes...illustrated by nearly two thousand figures. 2 vols. Glasgow, Blackie and Son, n.d. 8vo, pp.lx, 564; viii, 664, occasional light off-setting, half calf, marbled boards, spines decorated blind in compartments, wine labels, vg. £100
Goodspeed, T. Harper.: Plant Hunters in the Andes. London, Robert Hale, n.d. 8vo, pp.xiv, 429, illustrated, map e.p.'s, red cloth gilt. £30
Harrison, Joseph.: The Floricultural Cabinet and Florist's Magazine, January 1st, 1840 - December 1st, 1841. 2 vols. in 1. London, Whittaker & Co., 1840, '41. 8vo, pp.288,16 (Index); 296,16 (Index), engraved title, 28 hand-coloured plates, half calf lightly scuffed, marbled boards, spine ruled gilt in compartments, green label, vg. £150
Houghton, Rev. W.: British Fresh-water Fishes. 2 vols. London: William Mackenzie..., [1879]. First edition. Folio, pp.xxvi + 92; [93] - 204, 41 fine hand-coloured tissue-guarded xylographed plates by A.F. Lydon after Benjamin Fawcett, 64 wood-engraved illustrations in text; light scattered foxing to half-titles and to margins of a few plates in vol.1; all edges gilt, pictorial brown cloth blocked in gilt with the figure of an angler, handsome. £800
Jardine, Sir William. (editor).: The Naturalist's Library, Vol. IX. Ornithology. Pigeons. Edinburgh, W.H. Lizars, n.d. 8vo, pp.228, portrait frontis.,additional vignette title, 30 tissue-guarded hand-coloured plates, red cloth gilt, minor wear to extremities. £100
Jenkins, James Ravis.: Bibliography of Whaling. Gloucester, MA, Ten Pound Island Book Company, n.d. Second impression limited to 200 copies. 8vo, pp.166, blue cloth gilt, vg. £15
Jenner, Sir William.: The Practical Medicine of To-day : two addresses delivered before the British M edical Association, and the Epidemiological Society. London, H.K.Lewis, 1869. 8vo, pp.59, 14 (ads.), owner's signature, first gathering loosening, purple cloth gilt sl.worn. £35
Keynes, R.D. (editor).: The Beagle Record. Selections from the original pictorial records and written accounts of the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1979, 1st ed. 4to, pp.xiv, 409, illustrated, d/w. £30
Keys, John.: The Practical Bee-Master: in which will be shewn how to manage bees either in straw hives or in boxes, without destroying them, and with more ease, safety, and profit, than by any method hitherto made public... London: Printed for the Author, and sold by him at his House in Cheshunt-Street, Hertfordshire...[1780]. First edition. 8vo, pp.xii, 390, [2], engraved folding plate new endpapers, later quarter calf, marbled boards, spine ruled blind in compartments, wine morocco label, armorial bookplate of Bernard Granville of Wellesbourne. ESTC T133239. A classic work in which Keys propounds the advantages to be derived by adopting his prescribed methods, including the potential to transform the lives of the rustic poor "as, by the increase and produce, to afford raiment to the naked, food to the hungry, and make the humble habitations of many, who are now miserable through extreme poverty, comfortable and joyous." He suggests that this laudable project might be achieved by presenting a swarm of bees and a couple of straw hives to "poor cottagers of good character" but warns that there would need to be periodic inspection visits to ensure that the instructions given were being observed since "great are the insolence and profligacy of the lower class of people!" So forget the food banks, George. Just give them all bee-hives. £500
Knight, David M.: Natural Science Books in English 1600 - 1900. Portman Books, 1989. pp.262, illustrated in colour and b/w, d/w, vg. £15
Landmarks in Science 1473 - 1900.: Exhibition of Books by Members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association 15 - 18 August 1977...University of Edinburgh. pp.33, vg. Lists 106 items for sale arranged chronologically. £10
Langsvert, Wenceslaus Joannes Nepomucenus.: Historia Medica Morbi sive Febris Putridae anni MDCCLXXI, & MDCCLXII. Pragae, in Officina Libraria Wolfgangi Gerle, 1775. 8vo, pp.76, marbled paper boards, vg. Copac lists BL and Wellcome. £80
Law, Joy.: Captain Cook's Florilegium a note on its production. London, Lion and Unicorn Press, 1976. Standard limited edition of 175 copies, this copy no. 8 from a special edition of 10. . 8vo, pp.32, illustrated, quarter morocco, green cloth gilt by Zaehnsdorf, £75
Lowe, E.J.: Our Native Ferns ; or a history of the British species and their varieties. 2 vols. London, George Bell, 1874, 1st ed. 4to, pp.348 ; vii, 492, 76 col. plates, numerous figs., green cloth gilt rubbed at extremities, sl. wear to front joint vol.2, small split to lower front joint vol.1, else a sound clean set. £300
Maury, Lieutenant M.F.: The Physical Geography of the Sea. London, Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1883. 8vo, pp.xv, 493, 13 charts and diagrams, prize label for a fitter apprentice in the Sheerness Yard with Lords of the Admiralty stamp, green half calf rubbed; red label, spine gilt in compartments. £20
Maxwell, Herbert, Sir.: Flowers. A Garden Notebook with suggestions for growing the choicest kinds. Glasgow, Maclehose, Jackson, 1923, sgd. ltd. ed. 200 on hand-made paper. 4to, pp.xv, 250, 12 col. plates, neat inscription on f.f.e.p., quarter brown morocco, cloth sides, d/w with col. on-lay. £100
Nethersole-Thompson, Desmond.: The Greenshank. London, Collins, 1951. First edition. 8vo, pp.xii, 244, 4 coloured plates, 24 b/w plates, light toning of endpapers, owner's signature, d/w, vg. £75
Newton, Ian.: Finches. The New Naturalist 55. London, Collins, 1972. First edition. 8vo, pp.288, illustrated, d/w, vg+. £30
Newton, Isaac.: Isaac Newton's Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica. The third edition (1726) with variant readings. Assembled and edited by Alexandre Koyre and I. Bernard Cohen with the assistance of Anne Whitman. 2 vols. Cambridge, at the University Press, 1972. 4to, pp. xl, 547; 548-916, price-clipped d/ws, vg. £150
Oman.: The Scientific Results of the Oman Flora and Fauna Survey 1975. Sultanate of Oman, Ministry of Information and Culture, 1977, 1st ed. 4to, pp.267, illustrated, d/w, pres. inscription "For Vanda [Salton, formerly Churchill's secretary] with love from Guy 26-10-1978." £45
Paxton, Joseph.: Paxton's Magazine of Botany, and Register of Flowering Plants. Vols. 1 and 2. London: Orr and Smith, 1834, 1836. First editions. 8vo, pp. xii + 278; xii + 270 + [6], 93 hand-coloured plates (some folding}, numerous illustrations in text; usual off-setting to some pages; half green calf, marbled boards, spines gilt ruled and elaborately decorated in compartments, double black labels, handsome. £950
Phillips, John.: Illustrations of the Geology of Yorkshire; or, a description of the strata and organic remains. Part 1. - The Yorkshire Coast. Edited by R. Etheridge. London: John Murray, 1875. Third edition. 4to, pp.xii, 354, large fldg. hand-coloured map, 28 plates (6 hand-coloured), text. ills., off-setting from first plate to final page of index, fore-edge discolouration to last 4 plates (not affecting images), green cloth gilt. £150
Pitman, Ian.: And Clouds Flying. A Book of Wild Fowl. With illustrations from paintings and drawings by Peter Scott. London, Faber and Faber Ltd., 1947, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.152, 2 col. plates, 8 b/w plates, blue cloth gilt lightly rubbed. £20
Pratt, Anne.: The Ferns of Great Britain, and their allies the club-mosses, pepperworts, and horsetails. London, Frederick Warne, n.d. 4to, pp.vi,174, 41 col. plates, green cloth gilt lightly rubbed and slightly worn at extremities. £80
Prichard, Alan.: Alchemy. A bibliography of English-language writings. Routledge & Kegan Paul / The Library Association, 1980. First edition. pp.vii, 439, d/w, vg. £20
Ramsbottom, John.: Mushrooms & Toadstools. London, Collins, New Naturalist Series, 1959, 3rd imp. 8vo, pp. x, 306, 47 col. plates, 24 b/w plates, owner's signature, d/w. £30
Saunders, Howard.: An Illustrated Manual of British Birds. London: Gurney and Jackson, 1899. Second edition, revised and enlarged. 8vo, pp xl, 776, 3 col. maps, illustrations, red cloth gilt. £15
Sebastiani, Antonio.: Romanarum Plantarum Fasciculus Alter. Accedit enumeratio plantarum sponte nascentium in ruderibus Amphitheatri Flavii. Rome: Typis Pauli Salviucci et Filii.1815. Small 4to, pp.[ii] + 81, + [1], 6 engraved plates (4 folding) by F. Rinaldi, very lightly foxed; modern wrappers, printed label. The second and final part of Sebastiani's unfinished collection of notes on the Roman flora, the Fasciculus Primus having appeared in 1813. The two parts are individually paginated and are catalogued as separate works by Pritzel (8563 & 8564) and Stafleu & Cowan (11579 & 11580). Most of this volume, pp.23 - 81, is devoted to the flora of the Colosseum and lists 261 specimens, a number greatly exceeded in Richard Deakin's 1855 Flora of the Colosseum though it is likely that major excavation and consolidation work in the early nineteenth century disturbed the flora. Sebastiani, director of the Botanic Garden on the Janiculan Hill in Rome from 1813 to 1820, died in a madhouse in 1821, aged 39. All of his works are rare. £250
Selby, Prideaux John.: The Naturalist's Library Vol.IX. Ornithology. Pigeons. Edinburgh, W.H. Lizars, n.d. 8vo, pp.228, portrait frontis., additional vignette title, 30 tissue-guarded hand-coloured plates, red cloth gilt. £100
Sheldon, Charles.: The Wilderness of the Upper Yukon. A Hunter's Explorations for Wild Sheep in Sub-Arctic Mountains. London, T. Fisher Unwin, 1911. First edition. 8vo, pp.xxi, 354, 97 ills., 4 maps, bibliography, owner's signature, blue cloth gilt, lightly rubbed at extremities. "This book is a record of my field experiences while engaged in studying the color variations of the wild sheep of Yukon Territory. It is an attempt to give a detailed account strictly from the point of view of a hunter interested in natural history." Preface. £200
Shirley, Evelyn Philip.: Some Account of English Deer Parks with notes on the management of deer. London, John Murray, 1867. First edition. 8vo, pp.xiii, 267, [1], illustrated, "From the Author" slip on front pastedown, London binders' ticket of Edmonds & Remnants, pictorial green cloth gilt, vg. £150
Simms, Eric.: Woodland Birds. The New Naturalist 52. London, Collins, 1971. First edition. 8vo, pp.xxii, 391, [1], illustrated, d/w, vg+. £25
Smith, Kenneth M. and Roy Markham.: Mumps, Measles & Mosaics: a study of animal and plant viruses. A New Naturalist Special Volume. London, Collins, 1954. First edition. 8vo, pp.xii, 160, [4], coloured frontispiece, 16 b/w plates, faint narrow strip of toning to gutter of half-title, d/w, vg+. £250
Smith, R.I. Lewis.: British Antarctic Survey Scientific Reports No. 68. Vegetation of the South Orkney Islands with particular reference to Signy Island. London: British Antarctic Survey, 1972. Tall 8vo, pp.124, 6 plates, printed wrappers, withdrawn stamp from the Library of Directorate of Overseas Surveys. £20
Stamp, L. Dudley.: Britain's Structure and Scenery. London, Collins, New Naturalist Series, 1967, 6th ed. 8vo, pp.xvi, 255, 32 col. plates, 32 b/w plates, 74 figs., d/w. £15
Stonham, Charles.: The Birds of the British Islands.illustrated by Lilian M. Medland. 5 vols. London, E. Grant Richards, 1906. - 1911. First edition. Large 4to, pp.vii, 152; vii, 153 - 324; vii, 325 - 514, vii, 515 - 704; viii, 706 - 976, dble.-page anatomical diagram, 318 plates with captioned tissue guards, 2 maps, subscribers' list, small college library label , neat stamp and traces of ticket pocket to front pastedowns otherwise clean throughout, green cloth gilt by Baker & Son , Clifton, minor corner wear. £350
Strange, Ian.: The Bird Man. An Autobiography. London, Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.182, illustrated, d/w. £20
Svanberg, Jons.: Exposition des operations faites en Llapponie, pour la determination d'un arc du meridien, en 1801, 1802 et 1803; par Mssieurs Oefverbom, Svanberg, Holmquist et Palander. Redigee, par Jons Svanberg., A Stockholm: de l'imprimerie de J.P. Lindh, 1805. First edition. Small 4to, pp.[ii] + xvi + xxxii + 196, uncut and largely unopened, 3 folding plates; original drab wrappers with a few faint spots, very good. Bring 340 (incorrectly calls for 4 plates). The scientific expedition whose findings are here recorded was undertaken at the instigation of the Swedish Academy of Sciences to verify or correct the measurements made by Maupertuis in 1736. In the event, when the length of a degree at the meridian was measured it was found to be 407.3 metres shorter than Maupertuis had calculated. £350
Thornton, John L. and H.L.J. Tully.: Scientific Books libraries and Collectors. A Study of Bibliography and the Book Trade in Relation to Science. The Library Association, 1971. Third revised edition. pp.ix, 508, illustrated, price-clipped d/w, vg. £30
Tooley, R.V.: English Books with Coloured Plates 1790 - 1860.. A Bibliographical Account of the most Important Books illustrated by English artists in Colour and Colour Lithography. Dawson, 1978. Revised edition. pp.x, 452, d/w, vg. £15
Tulasne, L.R. and C.: Selecta Fungorum Carpologia of the brothers L.R. and C. Tulasne translated into English by W.B. Grove. Edited by A.H. Reginald and C.L. Shear. 3 vols. Oxford, at the Clarendon Press, 1931. First edition. Folio, pp.xxviii, 247; xx, 302; xv, 206, 61 plates, d/ws, a bright clean set. £200
Tunnicliffe, C.F.: A Sketchbook of Birds. Introduction by Ian Niall. London, Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1979, 1st ed.. Oblong 8vo, pp.[x], 123 full-page tinted plates, d/w. £20
Tyas, Robert.: The Sentiment of Flowers; or Language of Flora. London, R. Tyas, 1842, 9th ed. 8vo, pp.xiv, 365, [2], 170 hand-coloured figures on 29 plates, owner's signature, green morocco elaborately gilt with floral urn to both covers, rubbed at extremities, a.e.g., an attractive copy. £250
Vincett, Betty A. Lipscombe.: Animal Life in Saudi Arabia. Introduction by Dr. David Harrison. n.p., 1982. 4to, pp.252, numerous col. ills., d/w, inscribed pres. copy from David Harrison to Vanda [Salton] formerly Churchill's secretary. £45
Vogt, Carl and Friedrich Specht.: The Mammalia in word and picture. Translated and edited with additions by Geo. G. Chisholm. 2 vols. London: Blackie & Son, 1887. 4to, pp.xii, 254; xi, 240, profusely illustrated, light scattered foxing to half-titles, a.e.g., pict. brown cloth with gilt images of leopard and cubs to front board. £75
Weismann, Dr. August.: Essays upon Heredity and Kindred Biological Problems. Authorised translation edited by Edward B. Poulton [et al]. Oxford, at the Clarendon Press, 1889. First edition thus. 8vo, pp.xii, 455, brown cloth gilt, rebacked retaining original backstrip, joints rubbed, minor corner wear, text sound and clean. £100
Wells, R.B.D.: Faces we Meet, and How to Read Them [with] How to Read Character by the Aid of Pathognomy. Two works bound in one. London, H. Vickers, n.d., 1881. 8vo, pp.113, [1], [iv], [119] - 240, illustrated, final leaf toned, owner's stamp, green cloth gilt, minor corner wear, vg. £50
Whistler, Hugh.: Popular Handbook of Indian Birds. London, Gurney and Jackson, 1941, 3rd ed. revised and enlarged. 8vo, pp xxviii, 549, 21 plates, green cloth gilt sl. worn at tail of spine. £30
Yapp, Brunsdon.: Birds in Medieval Manuscripts. The British Library, 1981. pp.190, illustrated in colour and b/w, d/w, vg. £10
Yarrell, William.: A History of British Birds. 4 vols. London: John Van Voorst, 1871 - 1885. Fourth edition, revised and enlarged by Alfred Newton. 8vo, pp.xii, 646; vii, 494, xvi, 684; viii, 531, 3 errata slips, illustrated, half brown morocco, spines lettered gilt direct, marbled paper boards, lightly scuffed, vg. £350
Yarrell, William.: A History of British Fishes. Edited by Sir John Richardson, C.B. 2 vols. London: John Van Voorst, 1859. Third edition. 8vo, pp.xxxviii + 675 +[1]; 670, portrait frontispiece, over 500 woodcuts in text; marbled edges and endpapers, tree calf, backstrips relaid, double green and red morocco labels, attractive. Freeman 4176. First published in 1835 -36 with 2 supplementary parts added in 1839. "The present edition, in which some supposed species are suppressed and new ones added, contains in all two hundred and sixty species, with cuts of the new ones... " (Preface). £200
Youatt, William.: The Horse. With a treatise on draught. London, Longmans,Green, and Co.,1908, new impression. 8vo, pp.viii, 589, illustrated, red and green cloth gilt. £30
Young, J. Lewis.: Edison and his Phonograph. Edinburgh, T. and A. Constable, 1890, 1st ed. 8vo, pp.iv, 41, [1, ads.], 13 figs., original printed wrappers dust-soiled and sl.worn. £45
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