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Image for By Meadow and Stream : Pleasant Memories of Pleasant Places

By Meadow and Stream : Pleasant Memories of Pleasant Places

By: Amateur Angler

Price: $90.25

Publisher: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, London: 1896

Edition: Limited

Seller ID: 31lh

Condition: Very Good


134 pages (complete). A pleasing copy. Hand-numbered 66 of a limited edition of 250 copies. Boards with vellum spine. Printed on Van Gelder's handmade paper. The boards are scuffed, worn, marked from handling. The spine too is marked and worn by handling and shelving. They are benign and comfortable. Included: a complimentary card from Clarke's Bookshop in Cape Town with a message to Frank Bradlow (the Africana specialist and collector). The pages are very clean and clear, attractive, generous, certain, appealing. fk View more info

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Illustrirtes Thierleben. Eine allgemeine Kunde des Thierreichs - Funfter Band

By: Brehm, A E

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Verlag des Bibliographischen Instituts, Hildburghausen: 1869

Seller ID: 56qj

Condition: Very Good


841 pages (complete). In German throughout. Teutonic font. A stout copy. Quarter leather. The boards are worn, scuffed, marked about all edges, corners and both faces. The spine (gilt titling, decoration, four ridges) has wear and scuffing. It is fit and efficient. The boards are thick, steady, sound. Marbled papertrims, end-papers. The front pages have some doodle-marks. The earlier pages of the volume have storage stains about the edges. The engraved illustrations are thrillingly clear, busy, detailed. They bristle with life and energy. Whilst the contents have evidence of age,... View more info

Image for Morceaux choisis De Buffon, ou recueil de ce que ses ecrits on de plus parfait sous le rapport du style et de l'eloquence

Morceaux choisis De Buffon, ou recueil de ce que ses ecrits on de plus parfait sous le rapport du style et de l'eloquence

By: Buffon, Georges

Price: $42.75

Publisher: Ant. Aug. Renouard, Paris: 1807

Seller ID: 20px

Condition: Good


326 pages plus advertising pages (complete). In French throughout. A comfortably aged copy. Pocket sized. The boards have wear to all corners, edges, seams from handling, storage, age. The spine body and faces have scuffing, wear, marks. The spine is decorated (scruffy) and evocative. The end papers are benign. The contents are very lightly tanned throughout from age. There are handling marks, some very general age marks. In general, and by far, the pages are mild-mannered, amiable, clean and clear, competent, certain, companionable. fk View more info

De Afstamming van Den Mensch, en De Seksueele Teeltkeus - 2 vols

By: Darwin, Charles; Zouteveen, Dr H Hartogh Heijs van

Price: $617.50

Publisher: Ijkema & Van Gijn, Delft: 1871

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3sd

Condition: Very Good


Two volumes (complete). In Dutch throughout. First Dutch translation. Very RARE. The books are benign and assured. Gilt titling and black stamped decoration. Volume I: The boards have wear about all edges, corners, seams. They are scuffed, marked by hand and shelving, wrinkled (from production?). The papertrims have flecks of foxing and are dulled. The contents have evidence of avid use throughout. They are also freckled with foxing here and there, throughout. The pages are also clean, clear, comfortable, confident. Volume 2 (pub: 1872): The boards are scuffed, marked, worn all abou... View more info

The Riverside Natural History - 6 volumes

By: Kingsley, John Sterling (Ed)

Price: $570.00

Publisher: Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., London: 1888

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 82rh

Condition: Very Good


Six volumes (complete). A stout, confident set. Each has an ex-libris plate (for Herbert Wilson with family arms) on the front pastedowns. Green boards with black stamped decoration. Gilt titling. The boards are benign with some shelving wear about the edges, corners, seams. The spines have shelving wear to head and foot, scuffing along the body, dulling. The boards are scuffed, marked by hand and storage, some dulling. They are steady, sound, sure. Volume I: Lower Invertebrates. Guttering along first free page is cracked. The book's security is unaffected. The pages are wonderfull... View more info

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Lundy : Its History and Natural History

By: Loyd, Lewis R W (compiler)

Price: $59.85

Publisher: Longmans, Green and Co., London: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: bqhw

Condition: Good


248 pages (complete). A placid, calm copy. The boards have storage wear, scuffing and marks. They are sure and sound. Within, the contents have some mild age-related marks here and there, but these are of a mild nature. The pages are clear, thick, creamy, contented, generous, assured. fk View more info

Image for God's Glorious Creation ; or, The Mighty Marvels of Earth, Sea, and Sky.  The Earth's Place in the Universal Plan. Wonders of the Water.  Wonders of the Land.  Wonders of the Atmosphere.

God's Glorious Creation ; or, The Mighty Marvels of Earth, Sea, and Sky. The Earth's Place in the Universal Plan. Wonders of the Water. Wonders of the Land. Wonders of the Atmosphere.

By: Minshull, J ; Klein, Dr Herman J and Thomé, Dr (trans)

Price: $34.20

Publisher: Ward, Lock and Co., London and New York: 1884

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: bwjr

Condition: Fair


382 pages (complete). A much owned copy. The boards are amiably decorated and titled. They retain the energy of the original intention and production. They are worn, scuffed and marked all about. They are secure. Within, the contents have wear and aging. The frontis and end papers are marked from age and handling. In general, however, the pages are bright and expectant. There are small age spots here and there. However, the pages are generous in nature and intent, certain, placid. fk View more info

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The Complete Angler or the Contemplative Man's Recreation (Cassell's National Library)

By: Walton, Isaac

Price: $12.35

Publisher: Cassell & Company, Limited: 1886

Seller ID: 27lt

Condition: Good


192 pages (complete). A benign copy. Pocket-sized. The boards have wear all about. They have marks from handling and storage. Even yet they are steady and sure. The contents are aging gently. The front pastedown has a wax seal affixed. The contents are mild-mannered, clean, clear, occasionally flecked and flushed with foxing, convivial. fk View more info