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Date of the auction: 21.05.2019

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DARWIN, Charles. The Origin of the Species by Means of Natural Selection… 41st thousand. London: John Murray, 1891. Sixth edition, 8vo (187 x 117mm.) 1 folding plate. (Browning, minor spotting to preliminaries, some uncut leaves.) Original green cloth, blind-stamped, gilt lettering to spine (lightly

Lot #: 3001

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 21 May 2019

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DARWIN, Charles. The Origin of the Species by Means of Natural Selection… twenty-eighth thousand. London: John Murray, 1885. Sixth edition, 8vo (188 x 120mm.) 1 folding plate. (Extensive hand-written annotation to all preliminaries and from pp.421-429, spotting to rear blank.) Original blind-stamped

Lot #: 3002

Estimate: £70 - £100

Date: 21 May 2019

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DARWIN, Charles. Journal of Researches into Natural History and Geology of the Countries Visited During the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle Round the World… ten thousand. London: John Murray, 1860. 8vo (197 x 114mm.) 32pp. of publisher's advertisements to rear. (Browning and some spotting to preliminaries

Lot #: 3003

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 21 May 2019

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DARWIN, Charles. The Power of Movement in Plants… second thousand. London: John Murray, 1880. First edition, 8vo (188 x 117mm.) Numerous illustrations, 32pp. publisher's advertisements to rear. (Light spotting to fore-edge, pencil ticks against list of works verso of the half-title.) Original

Lot #: 3004

Estimate: £70 - £100

Date: 21 May 2019

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DARWIN, Charles. The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication… fifth thousand. London: John Murray, 1885. 2 vols., second edition, 8vo (188 x 117mm.) 32pp. of publisher's advertisements to rear of volume 1 dated January 1885. (Mild toning, light spotting to preliminaries.) Original

Lot #: 3005

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 21 May 2019

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DARWIN, Charles. Insectivorous Plants… sixth thousand. London: John Murray, 1893. Second edition, 8vo (188 x 118mm.) (Uncut pages, some loss to corner of title, browning to margins.) Original blind-stamped green cloth, gilt lettering to spine (bumped to spine ends, some damp-spotting to covers

Lot #: 3006

Estimate: £50 - £70

Date: 21 May 2019

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DARWIN, Charles. The Effects of Cross and Self Fertilisation in the Vegetable Kingdom. London: John Murray, 1891. Third edition, 8vo (188 x 118mm.) Numerous tables, 32pp. of publisher's advertisements to rear. (Light spotting to preliminaries.) Original blind-stamped green cloth, gilt lettering to

Lot #: 3007

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 21 May 2019

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DARWIN, Charles. The Various Contrivances by which Orchids are Fertilised by Insects… fifth thousand. London: John Murray, 1890. Second edition, 8vo (188 x 117mm.) Numerous illustrations. (Mild toning.) Original blind-tooled green cloth, gilt lettering to spine (mark to upper cover). - And two more

Lot #: 3008

Estimate: £70 - £100

Date: 21 May 2019

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DARWIN, Charles. The Origin of the Species by Means of Natural Selection… 34th thousand. London: John Murray, 1890. 2 vols., sixth edition, 8vo (190 x 119mm.) 1 folding plate. (Mild toning, uncut leaves to volume 2.) Original grey cloth blind-stamped, gilt lettering to spine (extremities bumped

Lot #: 3009

Estimate: £70 - £100

Date: 21 May 2019

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DARWIN, Charles. The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex… tenth thousand. London: John Murray, 1874. Second edition, 8vo (183 x 114mm.) Numerous wood-engraved illustrations. (Spotting to pastedowns and preliminaries, browning.) Original green cloth, blind-tooled, gilt lettering to spine

Lot #: 3010

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 21 May 2019

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DARWIN, Francis (editor). The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, including an Autobiographical Chapter. London: John Murray, 1887. 2 vols., first edition, 8vo (219 x 129mm.) 2 portrait frontispieces (lacking frontispiece from volume 3). Original teal cloth, gilt lettering to spines (bumped to spine

Lot #: 3011

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 21 May 2019

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DARWIN, Charles. The Structure and Distribution of Coral Reefs. London: John Murray, 1889. Third edition, 8vo (189 x 118mm.) 3 plates on 2 folding leaves. (Light spotting to pastedowns.) Original blind-stamped cloth (spine darkened, titles faded). - And three related volumes on natural history

Lot #: 3012

Estimate: £70 - £100

Date: 21 May 2019

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WALLACE, Alfred Russel. Darwinism, an Exposition of the Theory of Natural Selection. London: Macmillan and Co., 1889. Third impression, 8vo (198 x 124mm.) Portrait frontispiece, numerous illustrations, 1 folding map in colour. (Spotting to margins of frontispiece and preliminaries.) Original green

Lot #: 3013

Estimate: £70 - £100

Date: 21 May 2019

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BATES, Henry Walter. The Naturalist on the River Amazons. London: John Murray, 1884. Fifth edition, 8vo (187 x 118mm.) Numerous illustrations. (Moderate spotting to front and rear leaves.) Original blind-stamped green cloth with pictorial gilt to upper cover, gilt lettering to spine (lightly bumped

Lot #: 3014

Estimate: £50 - £70

Date: 21 May 2019

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[WAKEFIELD, Patricia]. Letters on Entomology, intended For the Amusement and Instruction of Young Persons. London: Geo. B. Whittaker, 1825. First edition, 12mo (186 x 105mm.) 3 hand-coloured plates. (Heavy spotting pp.1-26, thereafter moderate, plates unaffected.) Later paper-backed boards (small

Lot #: 3015

Estimate: £60 - £80

Date: 21 May 2019

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JARDINE, William (editor). The Naturalist's Library. Edinburgh: W.H. Lizars, 1834-1845. 40 vols., 8vo (172 x 100mm.) 40 engraved portrait frontispieces, additional pictorial titles, some hand-coloured, 1269 hand-coloured plates with tissue-guards. (Browning to margins, some uncut leaves.) Original

Lot #: 3016

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 21 May 2019

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NEW NATURALIST. - Eric SIMMS. British Larks, Pipits and Wagtails. London: Harpercollins, 1992. First edition, 8vo (214 x 142mm.) Numerous illustrations. (Mild toning.) Original green cloth, dust-jacket. - And twenty-one more volumes from the New Naturalist series (including Proctor, Yeo and Lacks's

Lot #: 3017

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 21 May 2019

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NEW NATURALIST. - Edward A. ARMSTRONG. The Folklore of Birds. London: Collins, 1958. First edition, 8vo (215 x 143mm.) Numerous illustrations. (Moderate spotting to preliminaries.) Original green cloth (spotting to lower corners), dust-jacket (light spotting to rear panel). Provenance: Margaret

Lot #: 3018

Estimate: £30 - £50

Date: 21 May 2019

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GRUBB, Roy. Selected Orchidaceous Plants. Caterham, Surrey: R. Grubb, 1961. Limited edition, being one of 1450 copies, 4to (249 x 184mm.) Numerous illustrations by the author. (Mild toning.) Contemporary brown half-morocco boards bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, five raised bands to the spine with

Lot #: 3019

Estimate: £40 - £60

Date: 21 May 2019

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NATURAL HISTORY. Anales de Historia Natural. Madrid: for D. Pedro Julian Pereyra, 1800-1829. 5 vols. only (lacking volume 3), 8vo (192 x 118mm.) 32 engraved plates, 8 folding leaves of tables. (Damp-stain to margins of volume 6.) Later speckled calf with two red morocco lettering pieces to the

Lot #: 3020

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 21 May 2019

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DARWIN, Charles, Robert FITZROY, and Philip Parker KING. Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle, Between the Years 1826 and 1836, Describing their Examination of the Southern Shores of South America and The Beagle's Circumnavigation of the Globe. London: Henry

Lot #: 3021

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 21 May 2019

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BELL, Thomas. A History of British Quadrupeds, including the Cetacea. London: John van Voorst, 1874. Signed by the author's assistant E.R. Alston to Captain H.W. Feilden, second edition, 8vo (219 x 133mm.) Numerous illustrations, a 4pp.extract from 'Mammalia of Norfolk' by Frank Norgate tipped-in

Lot #: 3022

Estimate: £50 - £70

Date: 21 May 2019

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[WITHERING, W]. Botanical Sketches of the Twenty-Four Classes in the Linnaean System. London: J. Hatchard and Son., 1825. 8vo (192 x 114mm.) 50 hand-coloured plates. (Browning.) Original blue cloth (label residue to upper cover, wear to top of spine, damp-stains to pastedowns). - And one other

Lot #: 3023

Estimate: £30 - £50

Date: 21 May 2019

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CRUSTACEANS. - G. Stewardson BRADY. A Monograph of the Free and Semi-Parasitic Copepoda of the British Islands. London: the Ray Society, 1878. 3 vols., 8vo (213 x 131mm.) 91 plates, 7 hand-coloured, 15pp. list of subscriber's to rear of volume 1. (Occasional spotting.) Contemporary tree-calf, five

Lot #: 3024

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 21 May 2019

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[CHAMBERS, Robert]. Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation. London: John Churchill, 1860. Eleventh edition, 8vo (198 x 118mm.) Numerous wood-engraved illustrations. (Spotting to preliminaries and margins.) Original blind-stamped cloth (bumped to extremities). Note: scarce. An early work on

Lot #: 3025

Estimate: £70 - £100

Date: 21 May 2019

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NAPIER, John. A Plaine Discovery of the Whole Revelation of St. John. London: John Norton, 1611. 4to (172 x 123mm.) Title and text with black borders, italicised annotation within borders, engraved initials and ornaments. (Some gatherings loose, some leaves torn, lacking initial blank, rear blank

Lot #: 3026

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 21 May 2019

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WHISTON, William. A New Theory of the Earth… wherein the Creation of the World, the Universal Deluge, and the General Conflagration as Laid Down in the Holy Scriptures, are shown to be Perfectly Agreeable to Reason and Philosophy. London: R. Roberts, 1696. First edition, 8vo (186 x 111mm.) Engraved

Lot #: 3027

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 21 May 2019

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[VIRGIL]. Publius Virgilius MARO. The Thirteene Bookes of Aeneidos, the first twelve being the worke of the divine Poet Virgil Maro, and the thirteenth, the Supplement of Maphaeus Vegius… translated into English by Thomas Phaer. London: Thomas Creede, 1596. Small 4to (172 x 128mm.) Engraved

Lot #: 3028

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800

Date: 21 May 2019

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ALDINE PRESS. - [VIRGIL]. Publius Virgilius MARO. Bucolica Ecloga… Georgicon… Aeneid. Venice: Sons of Aldus, 1541. 8vo (156 x 86mm.) Italic letter, woodcut Aldus device to title and also to verso of last leaf, EE8, and with rear blank after colophon, EE7, and a second later rear blank after the

Lot #: 3029

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 21 May 2019

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ALDINE PRESS. - Marcus Annaeus LUCANUS. Civilis Belli. Venice: Aldus, April 1502. 8vo (132 x 84mm.) Italic type, title, dated to colophon at rear, two rear blanks, with colophon at S4. (Marginal damp-stain a1-G4, text mostly unaffected, the date '1502' in a contemporary hand on the title.) 18th

Lot #: 3030

Estimate: £800 - £1,000

Date: 21 May 2019