Auction 07.06.2006

Christie's
7 June 2006, London, King Street

Date of the auction: 07.06.2006

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DARWIN, Charles Robert (1809-1882) -- FITZROY, Robert (1805-1865, editor...

DARWIN, Charles Robert (1809-1882) -- FITZROY, Robert (1805-1865, editor). Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle . London: J.L. Cox and Sons [vols. I-II and appendix] and Whiting [vol. III] for Henry Colburn, 1839. 4 volumes including appendix to vol. II, 8°

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £25,000 - £45,000

Date: 7 Jun 2006

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DARWIN, Charles Robert (1809-1882). Journal of Researches into the Natural...

DARWIN, Charles Robert (1809-1882). Journal of Researches into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries visited during the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle round the World . London: John Murray, 1845 3 parts in 2 volumes, 8° (173 x 113mm). Part 1 with viii preliminaries comprising title, dedication

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 7 Jun 2006

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DARWIN, Charles Robert (1809-1882). The Structure and Distribution of Coral...

DARWIN, Charles Robert (1809-1882). The Structure and Distribution of Coral Reefs: being the first part of the Geology of the Voyage of the Beagle . London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1842. 8° (221 x 140mm). 3 folding engraved maps, 2 hand-coloured in outline, 6 woodblocks in text. 16p. publisher's

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 7 Jun 2006

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DARWIN, Charles Robert (1809-1882). On the Origin of Species by Means of...

DARWIN, Charles Robert (1809-1882). On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection: or, The Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life . London: John Murray, 1859. 8° in 12s, folding lithographic diagram by W. West, 32p. list of John Murray's works inserted at end, dated June

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £60,000 - £80,000

Date: 7 Jun 2006

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DARWIN, Charles Robert (1809-1882). The Variation of Animals and Plants...

DARWIN, Charles Robert (1809-1882). The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication . London: John Murray, 1868. 2 volumes, 8° (214 x 132mm). 43 woodblocks in text. Vol. I with 32p. advertisements for John Murray's books dated April 1867; vol. II with 2p. advertisements dated February 1868

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 7 Jun 2006

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DARWIN, Charles Robert (1809-1882). The Descent of Man and Selection in...

DARWIN, Charles Robert (1809-1882). The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex . London: John Murray, 1871. 2 parts in volumes (184 x 121mm), 8° (185 x 119mm). 76 woodblocks in text. Half-title to vol. I. Both vols. with 16p. advertisements for John Murray's books dated January, 1871

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 7 Jun 2006

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DARWIN, Charles Robert (1809-1882). The Expression of the Emotions in Man...

DARWIN, Charles Robert (1809-1882). The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals . London: John Murray, 1872. 8° (189 x 124mm). 7 heliotype plates with arabic numerals, 3 folding, 21 woodblocks in text. 2 advertisement leaves at end, dated November 1872. (Occasional creasing, spotting on plate

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 7 Jun 2006

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DARWIN, Charles Robert (1809-1882). Insectivorous Plants . London: John...

DARWIN, Charles Robert (1809-1882). Insectivorous Plants . London: John Murray, 1875. 8° (183 x 121mm). 30 wood-engravings in text. (Half-title spotted, title faintly spotted and creased, block split at Y1.) Original green cloth, covers with blind frame, gilt spine (rubbed at extremities, lower

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 7 Jun 2006

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DARWIN, Charles Robert (1809-1882). The Effects of Cross and Self...

DARWIN, Charles Robert (1809-1882). The Effects of Cross and Self Fertilisation in the Vegetable Kingdom . London: John Murray, 1876. 8° (183 x 120mm). One diagram, 109 tables, 3 line errata slip. (Spotting to title and a few other leaves, first gathering loose.) Original green cloth, covers with

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 7 Jun 2006

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DARWIN, Charles Robert (1809-1882). The Different Forms of Flowers on...

DARWIN, Charles Robert (1809-1882). The Different Forms of Flowers on Plants of the Same Species . London: John Murray, 1877. 8° (182 x 119mm). 15 woodblocks in text, 38 tables. Original green cloth, covers with blind frame, gilt spine (corners lightly rubbed). Provenance : PRESENTATION COPY TO

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,500

Date: 7 Jun 2006

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DARWIN, Charles Robert (1809-1882), assisted by Francis DARWIN (1848-1925...

DARWIN, Charles Robert (1809-1882), assisted by Francis DARWIN (1848-1925). The Power of Movement in Plants . London: John Murray, 1880. 8° (181 x 118mm). 196 woodblocks in text, 32p. advertisements for John Murrray's books at end. Original green cloth, covers with blind frame, gilt spine

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 7 Jun 2006

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DARWIN, Charles Robert (1809-1882). The Formation of Vegetable Mould...

DARWIN, Charles Robert (1809-1882). The Formation of Vegetable Mould through the Action of Worms with Observations on their Habits . London: John Murray, 1881. 8° (182 x 118mm). 15 woodblocks in text, advertisement leaf at end. (Light spotting to title, slight marginal tear to subsequent leaf

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,500

Date: 7 Jun 2006

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ANDREWS, Henry C. (fl.1794-1830). The Botanist's Repository, for New, and...

ANDREWS, Henry C. (fl.1794-1830). The Botanist's Repository, for New, and Rare Plants. Containing Coloured Figures of Such Plants, as Have Not Hitherto Appeared in any Similar Publication . London: T. Bensley for the author, 1797-[1815]. 10 volumes, 4° (266 x 202mm). Letterpress title to vol. I and

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 7 Jun 2006

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BLAAUW, Frans Ernst (1860-1936). A Monograph of the Cranes . Leiden and...

BLAAUW, Frans Ernst (1860-1936). A Monograph of the Cranes . Leiden and London: E.J. Brill for Brill and R.H. Porter, 1897. 2° (463 x 364mm). 22 mounted chromolithographic plates, finished by hand, by J.G. Keulemans after Keulemans and H. Leutemann, half-tone and line illustrations. Original

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £2,700 - £3,500

Date: 7 Jun 2006

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DONOVAN, Edward (1768-1837). The Natural History of British Fishes...

DONOVAN, Edward (1768-1837). The Natural History of British Fishes, including scientific and general descriptions of the most interesting species. London: Bye and Law [vols. I-IV] and Law and Gilbert [vol. V] for the author and F. & C. Rivington, 1802-1808. 5 volumes, 8° (240 x 144mm.) 120

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,600

Date: 7 Jun 2006

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EDWARDS, George (1694-1773). A Natural History of Uncommon Birds, and of...

EDWARDS, George (1694-1773). A Natural History of Uncommon Birds, and of Some Other Rare and Undescribed Animals . London: the author, 1743-1751. 4 volumes. Hand-coloured etched frontispiece, 210 hand-coloured etched plates, some heightened with gum arabic, and one etched plate of the 'Samoyed', by

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 7 Jun 2006

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GILBERT, Lady Isabella Rose (fl. 1814-1850). Three albums of natural...

GILBERT, Lady Isabella Rose (fl. 1814-1850). Three albums of natural history drawings and observations, comprising: 2 uniformly-bound albums [both watermarked 1825; notes dated 1825-1828], 4° (243 x 194mm). The first with a watercolour frontispiece of an urn of flowers and c. 49 watercolour drawings

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 7 Jun 2006

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GOULD, John (1804-1881). The Birds of Australia . London: Richard and John...

GOULD, John (1804-1881). The Birds of Australia . London: Richard and John E. Taylor for the author, [1840]-1848-- Supplement . London: Taylor and Francis for the author, [1851]-1869. 8 volumes (including Supplement ), 2° (542 x 362mm). 2-page subscribers' list. 681 hand-coloured lithographic plates

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £90,000 - £120,000

Date: 7 Jun 2006

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GOULD, John (1804-1881). A Monograph of the Trogonidae, or Family of...

GOULD, John (1804-1881). A Monograph of the Trogonidae, or Family of Trogons . London: Taylor and Francis for the author, [1858]-1875. 2° (549 x 366mm). 47 lithographic plates, coloured by a later hand, most heightened with gum arabic, by Gould, William Hart and Henry Constantine Richter, printed by

Lot #: 32

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 7 Jun 2006

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JONES, Howard Edward (1853-1945). Illustrations of the Nests and Eggs of...

JONES, Howard Edward (1853-1945). Illustrations of the Nests and Eggs of Birds of Ohio . Circleville, Ohio: Robert Clarke & Co. [text] and The Krebs Lithographing Co. [plates] for Howard Jones et al., [1879]-1886. 23 parts bound in one volume, 4° (430 x 390mm). 68 hand-coloured lithographic plates

Lot #: 36

Estimate: £12,000 - £18,000

Date: 7 Jun 2006

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KNIGHT, Thomas Andrew (1759-1838). Pomona Herefordiensis: containing...

KNIGHT, Thomas Andrew (1759-1838). Pomona Herefordiensis: containing Coloured Engravings of the Old Cider and Perry Fruits of Herefordshire . London: W. Bulmer and Co. for the Agricultural Society of Herefordshire, sold by W. Hooker, White and Cochrane, and J. Harding, 1811. 4° (299 x 232mm). 30

Lot #: 37

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 7 Jun 2006

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Das Kreüterbüch oder Herbarius . Strassburg: Balthasar Beck, 8 August 1528.

Das Kreüterbüch oder Herbarius . Strassburg: Balthasar Beck, 8 August 1528. 2° (286 x 191mm). Title with woodcut border depicting the preparation of medicinal plants and Galen and Asclepius. 390 woodcut illustrations [Nissen count], woodcut tailpieces and initials, all of the illustrations and most

Lot #: 38

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 7 Jun 2006

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MATHEWS, Gregory Macalister (1876-1949). The Birds of Australia . London...

MATHEWS, Gregory Macalister (1876-1949). The Birds of Australia . London: Witherby & Co. [vol. I, pt 1-vol. VIII, part 4 and 'Supplement' 1] and H.F. & G. Witherby [vol. VIII, pt 5-vol. XII, pt. 10 and 'Supplement' 2-5], 1910-1927. 80 parts [including the 5-part 'Supplement'], 4° (355 x 255mm.). 600

Lot #: 42

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 7 Jun 2006

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MATTIOLI, Pietro Andrea (1500/1501-1577). New Kreüterbuch . Translated by...

MATTIOLI, Pietro Andrea (1500/1501-1577). New Kreüterbuch . Translated by George Handsch. Prague: Georg Melantrich for himself and Vincenzo Valgrisi, 1563. 2° (372 x 235mm). Title printed in red and black with woodcut double device of Melantrich and Valgrisi, repeated on final leaf 4D6v, woodcut

Lot #: 43

Estimate: £3,500 - £4,500

Date: 7 Jun 2006

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MATTIOLI, Pietro Andrea (1500/1501-1577). Commentarii in sex libros Pedacii...

MATTIOLI, Pietro Andrea (1500/1501-1577). Commentarii in sex libros Pedacii Dioscoridis Anazarbei de medica materia . Venice: Vincenzo Valgrisi, 1565. 2° (352 x 242mm). Letterpress title with woodcut printer's device [cf. Vaccaro p.361]. Woodcut full-page portrait of Mattioli and 1,012

Lot #: 44

Estimate: £3,500 - £4,500

Date: 7 Jun 2006

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REICHENOW, Anton (1847-1941). Die Vögel Afrikas . Neudamm: J. Neumann...

REICHENOW, Anton (1847-1941). Die Vögel Afrikas . Neudamm: J. Neumann, 1900-1905. 6 parts bound in 4 volumes including Atlas , 8° (266 x 190mm). Half-tone photographic portrait frontispiece. 30 hand-coloured lithographic plates heightened with gum arabic by and after Bruno Geisler and T.G. Meisner

Lot #: 46

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 7 Jun 2006

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SHARPE, Richard Bowdler (1847-1909). Monograph of the Paradiseidae, or...

SHARPE, Richard Bowdler (1847-1909). Monograph of the Paradiseidae, or Birds of Paradise, and Ptilonorhynchidae, or Bower-Birds . London: Taylor and Francis for Henry Sotheran, 1891-1898. 8 parts in 2 volumes, 2° (551 x 376mm). 79 hand-coloured lithographic plates heightened with gum arabic by W

Lot #: 50

Estimate: £12,000 - £18,000

Date: 7 Jun 2006

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SHELLEY, George Ernest (1840-1910) and William Lutley SCLATER (1863-1944...

SHELLEY, George Ernest (1840-1910) and William Lutley SCLATER (1863-1944). The Birds of Africa, Comprising all the Species which Occur in the Ethiopian Region . London: Taylor and Francis for R.H. Porter for the author (vol. I-vol. V pt i), and for Henry Sotheran & Co (vol. V pt ii), 1896-1912. 5

Lot #: 51

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 7 Jun 2006

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THORNTON, Robert John (1768-1837). New Illustration of the Sexual System of...

THORNTON, Robert John (1768-1837). New Illustration of the Sexual System of Carolus von Linnaeus ... the Temple of Flora, or Garden of Nature . London: T. Bensley for the publisher, [1799]-1807. 3 parts bound in one volume, broadsheets (567 x 443mm). Part i: engraved half-title 'A British Trophy

Lot #: 54

Estimate: £40,000 - £60,000

Date: 7 Jun 2006

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THORNTON, Robert John (1768-1837). The Philosophy of Botany . London: T...

THORNTON, Robert John (1768-1837). The Philosophy of Botany . London: T. Bensley for the publishers, White, Johnson and Co. ... and the author, [1799]-1810. 4 volumes, 2° (471 x 330mm). Engraved calligraphic general title 'The Philosophy of Botany, being Botanical, and Philosophical Extracts

Lot #: 55

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,500

Date: 7 Jun 2006