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Auction Date
05/19/2022 - 05/19/2022
Page Size: 278 items in 12 pages

Lot NumberAuthor NameBook TitlePlace PrintedYear PublishedEstimateActual Price
1[Acton (John)]

[Acton (John)] An Essay on Shooting, Containing the various methods of forging, boring, and dredging gun barrels, second edition, 1791; and 2 others, similar (3)

1791GBP 150.00 - 200.00GBP 212.50
2Baumé (Antoine)

Agriculture.- Baumé (Antoine) Memoire sur les Argilles, our Recherches et Experiences Chymiques et Physiques..., first edition, Paris, Lacombe, 1770.

Paris 1770GBP 100.00 - 150.00GBP 6.25
3Darwin (Erasmus)

Agriculture.- Darwin (Erasmus) Phytologia: or the Philosophy of Agriculture and Gardening..., first edition, David Bellamy's copy, 1800.

1800GBP 200.00 - 300.00Not Sold
4Ewart (John)

Agriculture.- Ewart (John) A Treatise on the Arrangement and Construction of Agricultural Buildings, only edition, 1851 & others (8)

London Edinburgh & Newcastle-upon-Tyne1851GBP 200.00 - 300.00GBP 325.00
5[Bancroft (Edward)]

[Bancroft (Edward)] An Essay on the Natural History of Guiana in South America, first edition, 1769 & others (6)

1769GBP 200.00 - 300.00GBP 375.00
6[Bennett (Edward)]

[Bennett (Edward)] The Gardens and Menagerie of the Zoological Society Delineated, 2 vol., 1835 & others, natural history (c.30)

1835GBP 200.00 - 300.00GBP 600.00
7Bewick (Thomas)

Bewick (Thomas) A General History of Quadrupeds, seventh edition, Newcastle, 1820; and the History of British Birds (3).

Newcastle1820GBP 150.00 - 200.00GBP 200.00
8Bonnet (Charles)

Biology & Botany.- Bonnet (Charles) Considerations sur les Corps Organisés, 2 vol., first edition, Amsterdam, 1762 & 3 others (5)

Amsterdam 1762GBP 150.00 - 200.00GBP 225.00
9Bree (C. R.)

Birds.- Bree (C. R.) A History of the Birds of Europe, not observed in the British Isles, 4 vol., 1863-4.

1863-4.GBP 200.00 - 300.00GBP 237.50
10Cooke (Thomas)

Birds.- Cooke (Thomas) A Letter to Mark Milbank...[on] the Whistling Swan , only edition, presentation copy from the author, 1823.

1823GBP 150.00 - 200.00GBP 187.50
11Reaumur (René Antoine Ferchault de)

Birds.- Incubation.- Reaumur (René Antoine Ferchault de) Art de Faire Éclorre et de Élever...des Oiseaux Domestiques..., 3 vol., second edition, Paris, 1751

1751GBP 200.00 - 300.00GBP 200.00
12Morris (Rev. F.O.)

Birds.- Morris (Rev. F.O.) A History of British Birds, 6 vol., first edition, 1866; and 2 others by Morris (8)

1866GBP 250.00 - 350.00GBP 361.20
13[Pennant (Thomas)]

Birds.- [Pennant (Thomas)] Genera of Birds, second [first illustrated] edition, B.White, 1781 bound with Pennant's Index to Buffon

1781GBP 200.00 - 300.00Not Sold
14Seth-Smith (David)

Birds.- Seth-Smith (David) Parrakeets. A Handbook to the Imported Species, first edition, 20 hand-coloured plates, 1903 & others on birds (12)

1903GBP 300.00 - 400.00GBP 450.00
15Swann (H. Kirke)

Birds.- Swann (H. Kirke) A Monograph of the Birds of Prey (Order Accipitres), 2 vol. bound from original 16 parts, 1930-45.

1930-45.GBP 300.00 - 500.00GBP 500.00
16Thorburn (Archibald)

Birds.- Thorburn (Archibald) British Birds, 4 vol., one of 205 copies, 1925-6.

1925-6.GBP 300.00 - 400.00GBP 250.00
17Turner (L.M.)

Birds.- Turner (L.M.) Contributions to the Natural History of Alaska, No.II, Washington, D.C., 11 chromolithographed plates of birds, 1886 & No.III in the series (2)

1886GBP 100.00 - 150.00GBP 100.00
18Walpole-Bond (John)

Birds.- Walpole-Bond (John) A History of Sussex Birds, 3 vol., first edition, 1938.

1938GBP 80.00 - 120.00GBP 68.75
19Bartholomew (Valentine)

Botany.- Bartholomew (Valentine) A Selection of Flowers Adapted principally for Students, parts 5 and 6, comprising 18 hand-coloured lithographs, [c. 1821-23]

circa 1821-23GBP 400.00 - 600.00Not Sold
20Gentil (André Antoine Pierre)

Botany.- Coffee.- Gentil (André Antoine Pierre) Dissertation sur le Caffé, only edition, Paris, 1787.

Paris1787GBP 200.00 - 300.00GBP 250.00
21Hunter (John)

Botany & Ecology.- Hunter (John) Memoranda on Vegetation, first edition, David Bellamy's copy, 1860 & others on ecology (15)

1860GBP 200.00 - 300.00GBP 200.00
22Evelyn (John)

Botany.- Evelyn (John) Sylva, or A Discourse of Forest-Trees..., second edition, David Bellamy's copy, 1670.

1670GBP 300.00 - 400.00GBP 250.00
23Goode (Herbert)

Botany & Gardens.- Goode (Herbert) The Japanese Garden at Cottered, Herts. 1905-1937, typescript, [c.1937] & others (24)

c.1937 GBP 200.00 - 300.00GBP 1,187.50
24Graham (R.J.D.)

Botany.- Graham (R.J.D.) List of Wild Plants found on the Nagpur and Telinkheri Farms, only edition, Nagpur, 1911 & other floras of the world (8)

Nagpur1911GBP 150.00 - 200.00Not Sold
25Luxford (George)

Botany.- Luxford (George) A Flora of the Neighbourhood of Reigate, Surrey, only edition, 1838 & others (c.30)

1838GBP 150.00 - 200.00GBP 125.00
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