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  • The Classes and Orders of the Linnaean System of Botany. by [DUPPA, Richard]
    [DUPPA, Richard]
    The Classes and Orders of the Linnaean System of Botany. Illustrated by Select Specimens of Foreign and Indigenous Plants. Volume 1 only.

    London: T. Bensley: 1816. Volume 1 only - The Classes and Orders of the Linnaean System of Botany. Illustrated by Select Specimens of Foreign and Indigenous Plants. Bound in burgundy full leather with gilt decoration, gilt title to spine and all page edges also in gilt. Leather is darkened, corners and edges are rubbed. Bindings are sound. Small closed tear to frontis - does not affect engraving (see images).

    With 88 beautiful engravings - all but one are hand-coloured (See images). Ex-library edition with sympathetically done security stamps and one electronic security tag neatly applied to back of engraving between pages 96 - 97. Only very light sporadic foxing (see images).

    - Encompasses pages XXVII 1 - 196

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    London: T. Bensley: 1816. Volume 1 only - The Classes and Orders of the Linnaean System of Botany. Illustrated by Select Specimens of Foreign and Indigenous Plants. Bound in burgundy full leather with gilt decoration, gilt title to spine and all page edges also in gilt. Leather is darkened, corners and edges are rubbed. Bindings are sound. Small closed tear to frontis - does not affect engraving (see images).

    With 88 beautiful engravings - all but one are hand-coloured (See images). Ex-library edition with sympathetically done security stamps and one electronic security tag neatly applied to back of engraving between pages 96 - 97. Only very light sporadic foxing (see images).

    - Encompasses pages XXVII 1 - 196

    240 by 160mm (9½ by 6¼ inches). (103, [51]p. of plates; 144, [8], 43, [65]p. of plates; 106, [29]p. of plates)

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    Condition: despite being an ex library copy, this is a lovely example of this work. The boards are clean and tidy, with the gilt still bright. Internally, generally clean and tidy. There is the odd foxing spot, but little handling other than the library marks. These perhaps forgiven on an item of this scarcity. The hand coloured plates are clean and tidy (the library stamps not having bled through).

    Book ID: 1994
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  • The Life Story of Birds by DAGLISH, Eric Fitch
    DAGLISH, Eric Fitch
    The Life Story of Birds

    London: J.M. Dent & Sons, 1930. Very nice copy of this first edition. Clean and tidy pale grey boards, with illustration to the front board. Beautiful black and white cuts throughout. viii, 236. pp
    200 by 140mm (7¾ by 5½ inches).

    Book ID: 2413
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  • Three copper engravings - Human Anatomy. Fig 3. by BOILY, Charles-Ange
    BOILY, Charles-Ange
    Three copper engravings - Human Anatomy. Fig 3. from "Encyclopédie, ou, Dictionnaire universel raisonné des connoissances humaines".

    Yverdon: Fortuné-Barthélemy de Félice, 1763. Set of three copper engravings in separate passe-partout / mounts. Uncoloured engravings of anatomical male figure against a landscape. All labeled Fig. 3. There is no engravers name or details, but the description "Dessein" is to the base of each print. These are plates from "Encyclopédie, ou, Dictionnaire universel raisonné des connoissances humaines". Mount has attractive gilt and black border lines. Each 210 x 155 mm (8¼ by 6 inches). Mount size of each is 360 x 290 mm (14¼ by 11½ inches).

    Condition: Very nice condition. There is very little marking to the plates. The impressions are clear and strong. No foxing. The mounts are clean and tidy. A little rubbing to the rear.

    Book ID: 2697
    View basket More details Price: £100.00