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Image for Marine Aquaria: Their Construction, Arrangement and Management

Marine Aquaria: Their Construction, Arrangement and Management

By: Bennett, R. A

Price: £90.00

Inventory number: 003774

Condition: Antiquarian<br>


Upcott Gill, 1889. 19cm. Pp.vi,[ii],135 + [17] of adverts. 86 figures. Gilt binding.Marine Aquaria, nice copy. View more info

Image for Ichthyologiae Archipelagi Indici Prodromus. Volumen I. Siluri. / A Precursor of the Fishes of the Indian Archipelago Part 1 - Siluri

Ichthyologiae Archipelagi Indici Prodromus. Volumen I. Siluri. / A Precursor of the Fishes of the Indian Archipelago Part 1 - Siluri

By: Bleeker, P

Price: £165.00

Inventory number: 978753

ISBN: 978906391004

Condition: New<br>


English translation, 2009, by M.J.P van Oijen, G.M.P. Loots & F.J.G. Limburg. 25cm. Pp.xii,317. Colour plates. Softbound."Ichthyologiae Archipelagi Indici Prodromus. Volumen I. Siluri" by Dr Pieter Bleeker (1858) has been translated completely from Dutch and Latin to English. In contrast to the original publication, the translation does contain the illustrations that were ready in 1858, but could not be included, as at that time facilities for printing coloured p... View more info

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Descriptions of Six New Perciform Fishes from the Coast of Natal, with Six Plates

By: Boulenger, G. A

Price: £15.00

Inventory number: 000282

Condition: Antiquarian<br>


1903. 25cm. Pp.5 with 6 plates by Smit & Green. Wrappers.Descriptions of Six New Perciform Fishes from the Coast of Natal, original copy. View more info

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Contributions to the Ichthyology of Lake Tanganyika, 1896 - 1905

By: Boulenger, G. A

Price: £1,500.00

Inventory number: 979603

Condition: Antiquarian<br>


Comprising : Report on the Collection of Fishes made by Mr J.E.S. Moore in Lake Tanganyika during his Expedition, 1895-96, 6 plain & 2 chromo-lithographed plates - bound with - Second Contribution to the Ichthyology of Lake Tanganyika, 1898, 2 plain & 1 chromo-lithographed plates - bound with - Third Contribution to the Ichthyology of Lake Tanganyika, 1899-1900, 9 plates - bound with - Fourth Contribution to the Ichthyology of Lake Tang... View more info

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Catalogue of the Fresh-Water Fishes of Africa in the British Museum (Natural History)

By: Boulenger, G. A

Price: £150.00

Inventory number: 979604

Condition: Antiquarian<br>


Volumes 1-4, 1906-1916, original cloth very neatly rebacked, spines relaid, new endpapers, good condition. Zoological Society of London Library copy.This set presented to the Zoological Society of London by Major S.S. Flower, OBE, FZS, August 21st 1929, presentation bookplates tipped in. View more info

Image for Poodles Without Tears, My Way of Rearing and Training a Miniature or Toy Poodle Puppy

Poodles Without Tears, My Way of Rearing and Training a Miniature or Toy Poodle Puppy

By: Brauer, D

Price: £53.00

Inventory number: 002868

Condition: Clean secondhand<br>


Privately published by the author [Tenaver], no date [1960s]. 22cm. Pp.7. Original printed wrappers, corners dog-eared otherwise good.Poodles Without Tears, rare. View more info

Image for New Tables for Computing the Weight of Cattle By Measurement, The Quantity of Hay in Stacks or Ricks, Round or Oblong, The Valuing of Land, with Other Practical Tables, and Directions for Using Them

New Tables for Computing the Weight of Cattle By Measurement, The Quantity of Hay in Stacks or Ricks, Round or Oblong, The Valuing of Land, with Other Practical Tables, and Directions for Using Them

By: Christison, John

Price: £35.00

Inventory number: 000007

Condition: Antiquarian<br>


Stirling, Kenney & Co., Edinburgh, first edn., 1839. 18cm. Pp.[viii],72. 4 figures. Original cloth, contents somewhat foxed.New Tables for Computing the Weight of Cattle By Measurement. View more info

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The Hittites and their Language

By: Conder, C. R. Lt-Col. R.E.

Price: £30.00

Inventory number: 979848

Condition: Antiquarian<br>


Blackwood, 1898. 21cm. Pp.x, 312. 28 plates, folding map. Original gilt-stamped maroon cloth, trifle worn and soiled, Denison armorial bookplate to front pastedown, good clean copy.Hittite is known primarily from the approximately 30,000 cuneiform tablets or fragments of tablets preserved in the archives of the Hittite capital city, Hattusa (near the modern town of Bogazkale, formerly Bogazköy, Turkey), and various provincial centres; the majority of the tablets... View more info

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The Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag

By: Corbett, Jim

Price: £350.00

Inventory number: 979837

Condition: Clean secondhand<br>


Geoffrey Cumberlege publisher to Oxford University Press, Indian Branch, first edition, first issue, printed Mysore City on India paper, published Madras, 31st March 1948. 23cm. Pp.[viii], 157. Frontispiece (Jim Corbett and man eating leopard of Rudraprayag), 7 photo-plates of 10 BW photos, maps to both endpapers (The Pilgrim Route from Hardwar to Badrinth to front endpaper, and the Area in which the Man-eating Leopard of Rudraprayag operated between 1918 and 1926 to rea... View more info

Image for The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Fishes

The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Fishes

By: Day, F

Price: £295.00

Inventory number: 979737

Condition: Antiquarian<br>


Taylor and Francis, 1889. 2 volumes. 26cm. Pp.xviii, 548 ; xiv, 509. Text figures. Original cloth, gilt, good set.The scarce original issue. View more info

Image for Antony Van Leeuwenhoek and His "Little Animals", Being Some Account of the Father of Protozoology

Antony Van Leeuwenhoek and His "Little Animals", Being Some Account of the Father of Protozoology

By: Dobell, Clifford

Price: £100.00

Inventory number: 978722

Condition: Clean secondhand<br>


Bale, London, 1932. 26cm. Pp.(vii),435. Frontispiece, 31 plates. Original cloth, slightly discoloured with age but a very good clean copy, signed by author and dated 16.IX.32, Wilson Smith's copy (FRS., virologist, Porton Down), signed and also dated 16th September 1932, presumably gifted.Antony Van Leeuwenhoek and His 'Little Animals', a rare signed association copy. View more info

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The American Characidae

By: Eigenmann, C. H

Price: £115.00

Inventory number: 000252

Condition: Antiquarian<br>


1918-1927. 3 volumes. 31cm. 74 plates. Original wrappers.Eigenmann's The American Characidae Volumes 2, 3 and 4 (only of 5, lacks vols. 1 & 5), fine condition original part set.Volume 4 pictured. View more info

Image for Catalogue of the Recent Echinida, or Sea Eggs, in the Collection of the British Museum. Part I.-Echinida Irregularia

Catalogue of the Recent Echinida, or Sea Eggs, in the Collection of the British Museum. Part I.-Echinida Irregularia

By: Gray, J. E

Price: £65.00

Inventory number: 003021

Condition: Antiquarian<br>


BM., first edn., 1855. 18cm. Pp.[iv],69,[i]. 6 plates, some foxing to plates 5 & 6 as usual. Later card covers, taped backstrip, good copy.Catalogue of the Recent Echinida, or Sea Eggs, in the Collection of the British Museum. View more info

Image for Description of Ceratodus, A Genus of Ganoid Fishes, Recently Discovered in the Rivers of Queensland, Australia

Description of Ceratodus, A Genus of Ganoid Fishes, Recently Discovered in the Rivers of Queensland, Australia

By: Gunther, A. E

Price: £25.00

Inventory number: 000318

Condition: Antiquarian<br>


1871. 29cm. Pp.511-571, disbound Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. but fine and clean.Gunther's Description of Ceratodus, text only, inexpensive reference or binding copy. View more info

Image for An Account of the Origins and History of the German Shorthaired Pointer

An Account of the Origins and History of the German Shorthaired Pointer

By: Hardy, Michael Meredith

Price: £53.00

Inventory number: 978836

Condition: Clean and unused<br>


Privately published, Hive Printers, Letchworth, no date [1962]. 15 x 25 cm. Pp.23. 2 colour photos, 10 fine art reproductions. Original colour printed paper covers.A genuine modern rarity, 'rare' in its truest sense of only very few copies printed.An Account of the Origins and History of the German Shorthaired Pointer is the standard work in English on the origins of the breed. A must have acquisition and given the current very low price a useful gift for... View more info

Image for The Rhodesian Ridgeback. The Origin, History and Standard of the Breed

The Rhodesian Ridgeback. The Origin, History and Standard of the Breed

By: Hawley, T C

Price: £0.00

Inventory number: 979808

Condition: Sold<br>


Craft Press, Pretoria, for the author, first edition, first issue [1957]. 23cm. Pp.120. 51 photo-plates. Reference list & bibliography. Original illustrated printed boards, jacket, fine copy.The standard work, and very well illustrated. This copy previously handled by us in 1991 and again sold in 2018.Sold. View more info

Image for On the Eggs and Larval and Post-Larval Stages of Teleosteans

On the Eggs and Larval and Post-Larval Stages of Teleosteans

By: Holt, Ernest W. L

Price: £185.00

Inventory number: 004555

Condition: Antiquarian<br>


Sci. Trans. Roy. Dublin Soc., Vol.V. (Series II.), Part 2. 1893. 28cm. Pp.5-121. 15 plates (some folding). Contemporary half calf, spine worn with loss, labels off, marbled boards, ends & edges. Good ex-library, bookplate and blindstamp, rear board detached, no external markings.On the Eggs and Larval and Post-Larval Stages of Teleosteans, from the library of Joe Eastman. Title page pictured, further images available on request. View more info

Image for Die Verbreitung des elenthiers im europaischen Russland

Die Verbreitung des elenthiers im europaischen Russland

By: Koppen, Fr. Th

Price: £35.00

Inventory number: 000316

Condition: Antiquarian<br>


Beitrage zur Kenntniss des Russischen Reiches und der angrenzenden Lander Asiens, Zweite Folge, Band VI. Serial part. St. Petersburg, 1883. Pp.105-260. Map. Disbound, loose, but uncut & untrimmed. Prelims aside the text block is in clean condition.Die Verbreitung des elenthiers im europaischen Russland, rare, even in this state. View more info

Image for Histoire Naturelle des Poissons, in, Oeuvres du Compte de Lacepede, Nouvelle Edition dirige par M. A. G. Desmarest

Histoire Naturelle des Poissons, in, Oeuvres du Compte de Lacepede, Nouvelle Edition dirige par M. A. G. Desmarest

By: Lacepede, B. G. E. de

Price: £3,700.00

Inventory number: 979605

Condition: Antiquarian<br>


Oeuvres du Compte de Lacepede, Nouvelle Edition, Volumes 1-12, 1826-1834, 184 (mostly) hand-coloured plates, neat contemporary half blue calf over marbled boards, ends & edges, raised bands, gilt, nice set, almost entirely devoted to the fishes.Histoire Naturelle des Poissons occupies vols.5-11 and includes the notable "Memoires sur plusiers animaux de la Nouvelle-Hollande dont la description n'a pas encore publiee" in vol.7, pp.473-506. French text, Latin nomenc... View more info

Image for Untersuchungen Zur Physiologischen Morphologie Der Thiere. I. Ueber Heteromorphose. II. Organbildung Und Wachstum

Untersuchungen Zur Physiologischen Morphologie Der Thiere. I. Ueber Heteromorphose. II. Organbildung Und Wachstum

By: Loeb, J

Price: £50.00

Inventory number: 000057

Condition: Antiquarian<br>


Hertz, Wurzburg. 1891. 2 vols in 1. 23cm. Pp.80 ; 82. 3 plates, figures. Cloth, spine off-colour otherwise a nice copy.Untersuchungen Zur Physiologischen Morphologie Der Thiere. View more info

Image for Optiks, or a Treatise of the Reflections, Refractions, Inflections and Colours of Light, Reprinted from the Fourth Edition with a Foreword By Prof. Albert Einstein

Optiks, or a Treatise of the Reflections, Refractions, Inflections and Colours of Light, Reprinted from the Fourth Edition with a Foreword By Prof. Albert Einstein

By: Newton, Sir Isaac

Price: £65.00

Inventory number: 978714

Condition: Clean secondhand<br>


Bell, London, 1931. 19cm. Pp.xxviii,(i),414. Original cloth, jacket a little worn but a good clean copy.Reprint of the fourth, final edition of Newton's Optiks of 1730. View more info

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The Durban Snake Park Guide

By: Parker, R. H

Price: £125.00

Inventory number: 979838

Condition: Clean secondhand<br>


Fitzsimons Snake Park (Pty) Ltd., Durban, original issue, no date [c.1971]. 19cm. Pp.[i], 45. Colour photo cover, 8 original colour photos pasted in, 7 printed colour photos, 20 in BW, 4 figures. Printed stapled softcover, staples rusted, split at tail of spine but a good copy clean with no markings.Guide to the Park, its venomous and harmless snakes, with notes on venom extraction and snake bite. Also the covers the crocodilians, monitor and other lizards, and f... View more info

Image for Studien und Beobachtungen aus der Südsee

Studien und Beobachtungen aus der Südsee

By: Pfeil, Joachim Graf von

Price: £1,200.00

Inventory number: 002878

Condition: Antiquarian<br>


Friedrich Vieweg und Sohn, Braunschweig, first edn., 1899. 26cm. Pp.xiii,322. 22 photo-plates. Original illustrated cloth, backstrip slightly worn, very occasional foxing, contents otherwise fine.Studien und Beobachtungen aus der Südsee is the first complete ethnographic report of New Mecklenburg and Kerawara in the Melanesian Islands, Bismark Archipelago. A fine original copy. Bookplate of and ex-libris A. von Hansemann. German text. View more info

Image for Notes and Observations on Fish Life in British Guiana. A Popular Guide to Colonial Fishes. With an Appendix comprising "The Fisheries of British Guyana" by Prof. H.H. Brown.

Notes and Observations on Fish Life in British Guiana. A Popular Guide to Colonial Fishes. With an Appendix comprising "The Fisheries of British Guyana" by Prof. H.H. Brown.

By: Roth, V

Price: £325.00

Inventory number: 000303

Condition: Clean secondhand<br>


1943. 21cm. Pp.[vi],282. Large folding frontispiece of freshwater fishes in natural colour, numerous BW illustrations mostly from drawings by the author, glossary, gazetteer, illustrated endpapers. Original printed wrappers.Notes and Observations on Fish Life in British Guiana, the original work. Roth died in the year of publication aged just 36. View more info

Image for The Natural History of the Fishes of Guiana

The Natural History of the Fishes of Guiana

By: Schomburgk, R. H

Price: £200.00

Inventory number: 979567

Condition: Antiquarian<br>


1841-1843. 2 volumes. 18cm. Pp.xvi,[i],17-263 ; xvi,i,17-214. Portrait & Memoir of Schomburgk, Portrait & Memoir of Burckhardt, 2 vignettes, 1 plain & 60 finely hand coloured plates of fishes (1 double page), the additional plate of fishing implements, errata slip bound in. Original cloth, heads to both spines a little worn but both volumes are tight and clean. View more info

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Breeding From Your Poodle

By: Sheldon, M.R. & B. Lockwood

Price: £45.00

Inventory number: 002867

Condition: Clean secondhand<br>


Foyle, first edn., 1963. 19cm. Pp.92. 8 photos, numerous figures. Hardbound, signed by both authors.Foyles Breeding From Your Poodle, rare signed copy. View more info

Image for Histoire Naturelle Générale et Particulière des Poissons

Histoire Naturelle Générale et Particulière des Poissons

By: Sonnini, C. S

Price: £3,000.00

Inventory number: 979733

Condition: Antiquarian<br>


Dufart, Paris, 1802-1804. 13 volumes (complete). 80 engraved plates. Finely rebound about 20 years ago in modern cream calf with red leather labels, spines gilt, raised bands, the original wrappers (Arthus Bertrand, bookseller) retained and in fine condition.Issued a quarter of a century prior to Cuvier & Valenciennes, one of the classic treatises on fishes. Published during the Napoleonic era this copy was shelved untouched for virtually 200 years until acquired... View more info

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Das Peripherische Nervensystem der Fische, Anatomisch und Physiologisch Untersucht

By: Stannius, H

Price: £130.00

Inventory number: 000293

Condition: Antiquarian<br>


Stiller'sche Hofbuchhandlung, Rostock, 1849. 26cm. Pp.iv,156. 5 plates. Old wrappers, at one time extracted from a bound volume of similar items.Das Peripherische Nervensystem der Fische, very good condition. View more info

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Expedition to Examine the North Pacific Fur Seal Islands, Field Season of 1922

By: Stejneger, Leonard

Price: £65.00

Inventory number: 979756

Condition: Clean secondhand<br>


Offprint, 'Explorations and Field-Work of the Smithsonian Institution in 1922'. Washington, 1923. 22cm. Pp.30-41. 12 sepia photos. Original printed wrappers, trifle rubbed, library stamp and accession data to upper wrap otherwise a nice clean copy of this scarce Americana concerning the Russian fur seal islands of Komandorski and Commander, Kamchatka. View more info

Image for Batrachians and Land Reptiles of the Bahama Islands

Batrachians and Land Reptiles of the Bahama Islands

By: Stejneger, Leonard

Price: £35.00

Inventory number: 979757

Condition: Clean secondhand<br>


Offprint, 'The Bahama Islands' edited by G. B. Shattuck, Johns Hopkins Press / Macmillan for the Geographical Society of Baltimore, 1905. 28cm. Pp.[vi], 329-343. 1 table. Original wrappers, trifle worn with small loss, clean ex-library, stamp and accession data to upper wrapper. View more info