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A large number of the plants depicted and described are from Australia and South Africa
The Botanist's Repository, comprising colour'd engravings of new and rare plants only, with botanical descriptions in Latin and English after the Linnaean system...
London, printed by T. Bensley and published by the author, 1797 (-1815). 10 volumes. 4to (265 x 210mm), with 10 engraved titles and 664 (many folde...
Its plates, heightened with gold
AUDEBERT, J.B. & VIEILLOT, L.P.
Oiseaux Dorés ou à Reflets Métalliques. Histoire Naturelle et Générale des Colibris, Oiseaux-Mouches, Jacamars et Promerops/ Histoire Naturelle et Générale des Grimpéraux et des Oiseaux de Paradis.
Paris, AN XI- (1800-) 1802. 2 volumes. Small folio (335 x 245mm). With 190 (some folding) colour-printed engraved plates by Audebert, many heighten...
illustrated by the best artists of the period. 92 of the illustrations are after P.-J. Redouté, 61 after his younger brother H.-J. Redouté
Flora Atlantica, sive historia plantarum, quae in Atlante, agro Tunetano et Algeriensi crescunt.
Parisiis, Blanchon typis C. Panckoucke, An VIII (1799-1800). 4 volumes (2 text vols and 2 atlasses). Large-4to (300 x 215mm). pp. (6), xx, 444; (4)...
The excellent plates were executed by Charles Couzens and H.N. Turner
Zoologia Typica, or Figures of New and Rare Mammals and Birds described in the Proceedings or exhibited in the Collections of the Zoological Society of London.
London, Published by the Author, 1849. Folio (365 x 265mm). With printed and hand-coloured titles, the hand-coloured title within a scene of giraff...
A fine and beautifully bound copy of the most splendid work on the birds of Great Britain
The Birds of Great Britain.
London, Taylor and Francis by the Author,  - 1873. 5 volumes. Folio (545 x 370mm). With 367 fine hand-coloured lithographed plates, many heig...
A collection of plates of this rare and beautifully produced work
HOFFMANNSEGG, J.C. & H.F. LINK.
Flore Portugaise ou description de toutes les plantes qui croissent naturellement en Portugal.
Berlin, Charles Fréderic Amelang for the authors, 1809-1820 (-1840). Folio (535 x 3605mm). 185 stipple engraved plates printed in colours and fini...
A book on amber, published by Justus Fidus Klobius of Wittenberg
Ambrae historiam ad omnipotentis dei gloriam, et hominum sanitatem exhibet.
Wittenbergae, T. Mevii & E. Schumacheri, 1666. 4to (195 x 155mm). pp. (8), 76, with 1 folded engraved map and 3 (1 folded) engraved plates. Contemp...
one of the rarest and most attractive Dutch flower books
Door een gezelschap geleerden.
Amsterdam, J.B. Elwe, 1794. 4to (285 x 220mm). pp. (4), 128, (3), with handcoloured engraved title-page (a large bouquet of flowers in a vase) and ...
The first coloured illustrations of birds in a book which attempted to list and portray all the British species, many of them life-size
The British Zoology, Class I. Quadrupeds.
II. Birds. Published under the inspection of the Cymmrodion Society, instituted for the Promoting Useful Charities, and the Knowledge of Nature, am...
one of the most attractive works on Geraniums
Geraniaceae. The natural order of Gerania, illustrated by coloured figures and descriptions; comprising the numerous and beautiful mule-varieties cultivated in the gardens ofGreat Britain, with directions for their treatment.
London, J. Ridgway, 1820-1830. 5 volumes (235 x 145mm). With 500 hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary brown diced calf, rebacked spines with...
Extremely rare and privately issued publications, all first editions, which were mimeographed and issued in a minute edition
TEILHARD DE CHARDIN, P.
Le Phénomène Humain.
Rome, 28 October 1948. 4to (270 x 215m). pp. (8), ii, 174, with 4 large schemes and an original photograph of Teilhard de Chardin signed by the fa...