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Image for 'Le Comte's Book Of Birds' - The Book Of Birds: Edited And Abridged From The Text Of Buffon. By M. Achille Comte, Illustrated By One Hundred And Fifty Designs By Victor Adam. Translated From The Original By Benjamin Clarke.

'Le Comte's Book Of Birds' - The Book Of Birds: Edited And Abridged From The Text Of Buffon. By M. Achille Comte, Illustrated By One Hundred And Fifty Designs By Victor Adam. Translated From The Original By Benjamin Clarke.

By: BUFFON, Georges Louis Leclerc Comte De (1707-1788). / COMTE, Achille Joseph (1802-1866) / ADAM, Jean Victor (1801-1867 - Illustrator) :

Price: £280.00

Publisher: London : R. Tyas, 8. Paternoster Row, 1841 . 0:

Seller ID: 44283


First English Edition. A very good original half leather binding. 8vo. 10.0" x 7.0" x 1.25". pp.33/[1p.]/pp.292, + 38 leaves of hand-coloured plates. Green calf spine and corners over marbled boards. Edges lightly rubbed and boards lightly scuffed. Spine lightly sunned, with 5 raised bands and gilt title: 'Le Comte's Book Of Birds.' Marbled endpapers. Engraved and decorated title-page, followed by a printed title-page. Clean text and illustrations throughout. Complete with all 38 leaves of plates. Just the odd small blemish to the margins, due to previous use. One page of birds with small chip... View more info

Image for The Animal Kingdom, Arranged After Its Organization; Forming A Natural History Of Animals, And An Introduction To Comparative Anatomy. By The Late Baron Cuvier. Translated And Adapted To The Present State Of Science. New Edition...

The Animal Kingdom, Arranged After Its Organization; Forming A Natural History Of Animals, And An Introduction To Comparative Anatomy. By The Late Baron Cuvier. Translated And Adapted To The Present State Of Science. New Edition...

By: CUVIER, Georges Baron (1769-1832) .

Price: £220.00

Publisher: London : Henry G. Bohn, York Street, Covent Garden, 1863 . 0:

Seller ID: 45294


"New edition, with considerable additions by W. Carpenter, and J. O. Westwood." A very good full leather binding by 'Bickers & Son'. Large 8vo. 26cm x 18.5cm x 5.5cm. pp.22/pp.706 + 44 leaves of coloured plates . Red calf covered boards, edges and hinges rubbed. Spine with 5 raised bands, gilt decorated compartments and dull green leather title label. Marbled page edges and endpapers. prize label to verso of the front board: "Faversham Commercial School First Prize Awarded To Frank Langley..." Binders stamp to base of front endpaper: "Bickers & Son, London". Light foxing to free-endpapers. C... View more info

Phantom Flowers, A Treatise On The Art Of Producing Skeleton Leaves.

By: The Art Of Producing Skeleton Leaves.

Price: £58.00

Publisher: Boston: J. E. Tilton and Company, 1864 . 0:

Seller ID: 35289


First edition. 8vo. 8" x 5.25" x 0.5". pp.96. with 6 full page plates (all with tissue guards). Original green cloth with gilt titles to front boards and spine. Edges bumped and scratch to front board (affecting the title). Original brown endpapers. Pencil inscription to endpaper and free-endpaper: "Mary D. Ballou... 1865, Providence" . Printed title page. Clean text throughout, each chapter with decorated headpiece and historated capital. A lovely book. ** "The antique Art of skeletonizing leaves was understood and practised by the Chinese during the Ming Dynasty... View more info