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Fine Books, Manuscripts, Atlases & Historical Photographs

Bonhams Bonhams operates an aggregate bidding limit of £25,000. For more information please contact the auction house. Bid online & pay the same as the room. Live Webcast Auction 04 Dec 2019 11:00 GMT

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ALBUM – NELSON, NIGHTINGALE AND OWEN'S ORANGUTAN Album containing a series of clipped signatures ...

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ALBUM – NELSON, NIGHTINGALE AND OWEN'S ORANGUTAN Album containing a series of clipped signatures of RN captains, including Horatio Nelson (with ri...

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AMERICAN CIVIL WAR - ULYSSES S. GRANT Official portrait, signed below the image ('U.S. Grant'), [...

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AMERICAN CIVIL WAR - ULYSSES S. GRANT Official portrait, signed below the image ('U.S. Grant'), steel-engraved by the US Bureau of Engraving & Pr...

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AMERICAN CIVIL WAR - ROBERT E. LEE. Autograph letter signed ('RE Lee'), to Miss Caroline M. Campb...

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AMERICAN CIVIL WAR - ROBERT E. LEE Autograph letter signed ('RE Lee'), to Miss Caroline M. Campbell, happily subscribing to The Little Gleaner i...

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AMERICAN WAR OF 1812 – CHESAPEAKE AND SHANNON Journal with a companion volume of watercolour illu...

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AMERICAN WAR OF 1812 – CHESAPEAKE AND SHANNON Journal with a companion volume of watercolour illustrations, kept by Edward Pritchard, recording h...

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AMERICAN WAR OF 1812 – CHESAPEAKE AND SHANNON Printed document with manuscript insertions, signed...

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AMERICAN WAR OF 1812 – CHESAPEAKE AND SHANNON Printed document with manuscript insertions, signed by Captain Broke of the Shannon and others, ce...

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ANGLO-ZULU WAR, RORKE'S DRIFT & CETAWAYO Diary of Major Henry Sparke Stabb, deputy assistant quar...

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ANGLO-ZULU WAR, RORKE'S DRIFT & CETAWAYO Diary of Major Henry Sparke Stabb, deputy assistant quartermaster-general of the 2nd Division, 32nd (Duke...

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ARCHITECTURE - OXFORD WILLIAMS (WILLIAM, of Llandegai) Oxonia Depicta sive Collegiorum et Aularum...

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ARCHITECTURE - OXFORD WILLIAMS (WILLIAM, of Llandegai ) Oxonia Depicta sive Collegiorum et Aularum in Inclyta Academia Oxoniensi, engraved thr...

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ARCHITECTURE BUSBY (CHARLES AUGUSTIN) A Collection of Designs for Modern Embellishments Suitable ...

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ARCHITECTURE BUSBY (CHARLES AUGUSTIN) A Collection of Designs for Modern Embellishments Suitable to Parlours, Dining & Drawing Rooms, Folding Doo...

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ARCHITECTURE JONES (INIGO) The Designs of Inigo Jones, Consisting of Plans and Elevations for Pub...

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ARCHITECTURE JONES (INIGO) The Designs of Inigo Jones, Consisting of Plans and Elevations for Publick and Private Buildings, 2 vol. bound in 1, F...

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ARCHITECTURE SMEATON (JOHN) A Narrative of the Building and a Description of the Construction of ...

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ARCHITECTURE SMEATON (JOHN) A Narrative of the Building and a Description of the Construction of the Edystone Lighthouse with Stone, FIRST EDITION...

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ARCHITECTURE SOANE (JOHN) Sketches in Architecture. Containing Plans and Elevations of Cottages, ...

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ARCHITECTURE SOANE (JOHN) Sketches in Architecture. Containing Plans and Elevations of Cottages, Villas, and Other Useful Buildings with Character...

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ARCHITECTURE SOANE (JOHN) Description of the House and Museum on the North Side of Lincoln's-Inn-...

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ARCHITECTURE SOANE (JOHN) Description of the House and Museum on the North Side of Lincoln's-Inn-Fields, the Residence of Sir John Soane, second ...

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ARCHITECTURE STUART (JAMES) AND NICHOLAS REVETT. The Antiquities of Athens, Measured and Delineat...

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ARCHITECTURE STUART (JAMES) AND NICHOLAS REVETT. The Antiquities of Athens, Measured and Delineated, 4 vol., second ('New') edition, half-titles...

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ARCHITECTURE TATHAM (CHARLES HEATHCOTE) Etchings, Representing the Best Examples of Ancient Ornam...

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ARCHITECTURE TATHAM (CHARLES HEATHCOTE) Etchings, Representing the Best Examples of Ancient Ornamental Architecture; Drawn from the Originals in R...

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CAMPBELL-ORDE FAMILY OF ARGYLLSHIRE The remaining estate and personal papers of the Campbell-Orde...

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CAMPBELL-ORDE FAMILY OF ARGYLLSHIRE The remaining estate and personal papers of the Campbell-Orde family of Kilmory House, Argyllshire, dating fro...

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COSTUME A large collection of nineteenth century pen, coloured ink and wash drawings of historic...

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COSTUME A large collection of nineteenth century pen, coloured ink and wash drawings of historical costumes, approximately 500 illustrations (m...

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EROTICA NAFZAWI (UMAR IBN MUHAMMAD). Cheikh Nefzaoui. [The Perfumed Garden] Traduite de l'Arabe p...

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EROTICA NAFZAWI (UMAR IBN MUHAMMAD). Cheikh Nefzaoui. [The Perfumed Garden] Traduite de l'Arabe par M. le baron R***, capitaine d'etat major, LIMI...

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GORDON (CHARLES GEORGE) Autograph letter signed ('C.G. Gordon'), to Mr Penman of the Gravesend Ra...

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GORDON (CHARLES GEORGE) Autograph letter signed ('C.G. Gordon'), to Mr Penman of the Gravesend Ragged School, headed 'The day of your School trea...

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GRANDVILLE (J.J.) Scènes de la vie privée et publique des animaux, 2 vol., Paris, H. Fournier, 18...

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GRANDVILLE (J.J.) Scènes de la vie privée et publique des animaux, 2 vol., first edition in book form, half-titles, frontispieces, numerous plat...

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HOPPUS (EDWARD) Practical Measuring Now Made Easy to the Meanest Capacity, FIRST EDITION, narrow ...

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HOPPUS (EDWARD) Practical Measuring Now Made Easy to the Meanest Capacity, FIRST EDITION, author's certification signature (worn) on verso of ti...

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IRELAND SMITH (CHARLES) The Antient and Present State of the County and City of Cork, 2 vol., FIR...

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IRELAND SMITH (CHARLES) The Antient and Present State of the County and City of Cork, 2 vol., FIRST EDITION, 13 engraved maps and plates (most f...

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LONDON, SOCIAL HISTORY AND COOKERY Two volumes of social history

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LONDON, SOCIAL HISTORY AND COOKERY Two volumes of social history, comprising: (i) Journal of a visit to London, kept, seemingly, by an English lad...

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MUSIC PUCCINI (GIACOMO) Autograph musical quotation signed ('Giacomo Puccini'), of the phrase 'Mi...

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MUSIC PUCCINI (GIACOMO) Autograph musical quotation signed ('Giacomo Puccini'), of the phrase 'Mi chiamano Mimi', three bars on a single stave, da...

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MUSIC ROSSINI (GIOACHINO) Autograph manuscript signed ('G. Rossini') of his song 'Mi lagnerò tace...

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MUSIC ROSSINI (GIOACHINO) Autograph manuscript signed ('G. Rossini') of his song 'Mi lagnerò tacendo', the upper stave marked 'Canto' and the lowe...

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MUSIC VERDI (GIUSEPPE) Autograph letter signed ('G. Verdi'), to the opera manager Benjamin Lumley...

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MUSIC VERDI (GIUSEPPE) Autograph letter signed ('G. Verdi'), to the opera manager Benjamin Lumley ('Caro Lumley'), telling him that he will be wit...

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NAPOLEON: Brevet authorising payment of a pension. 1 March 1808

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NAPOLEON BONAPARTE Document signed ('Napoleon'), being a brevet authorizing the pension of 200 francs to be paid to François Bouvier, counter-sig...

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NELSON (HORATIO) Autograph letter signed ('Nelson & Bronte'), to Emma Hamilton ('My Dear Emma'), ...

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NELSON (HORATIO) Autograph letter signed ('Nelson & Bronte'), to Emma Hamilton ('My Dear Emma'), headed 'Just Anchored' and opening: 'You are righ...

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NIGHTINGALE (FLORENCE) A collection of reports and other works on the Crimea, the Army and Sanita...

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[NIGHTINGALE (FLORENCE)] A collection of reports and other works on the Crimea, the Army and Sanitation, comprising: Report of the Commission of E...

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NIGHTINGALE (FLORENCE) Report of the Commissioners Appointed to Inquire into the Regulations Affe...

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[NIGHTINGALE (FLORENCE)] Report of the Commissioners Appointed to Inquire into the Regulations Affecting the Sanitary Condition of the Army, the O...

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NIGHTINGALE (FLORENCE) Notes on Nursing: What It Is, and What It Is Not, FIRST EDITION, [1860]; a...

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NIGHTINGALE (FLORENCE) Notes on Nursing: What It Is, and What It Is Not, FIRST EDITION, issue with 'The right of Translation is reserved' at foo...

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NIGHTINGALE (FLORENCE) HUGHES (AMY) Practical Hints on District Nursing (Burdett Series, No. 1), ...

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[NIGHTINGALE (FLORENCE)] HUGHES (AMY) Practical Hints on District Nursing (Burdett Series, No. 1), third edition, half-title with list of books ...

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NIGHTINGALE (FLORENCE) Autograph letter signed ('Florence Nightingale'), to Captain Frederic Brin...

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NIGHTINGALE (FLORENCE) Autograph letter signed ('Florence Nightingale'), to Captain Frederic Brine of the Royal Engineers, thanking him for his 'k...

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NIGHTINGALE (FLORENCE) Autograph letter signed ('Florence Nightingale'), to Dawson W. Turner, Lon...

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NIGHTINGALE (FLORENCE) Autograph letter signed ('Florence Nightingale'), to Dawson W. Turner, DCL, asking for his forgiveness – 'Pray excuse a po...

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PANORAMA - SOUTH COAST HAVELL (ROBERT, Junior) Costa Scena or a Cruise along the Southern Coast o...

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PANORAMA - SOUTH COAST HAVELL (ROBERT, Junior) Costa Scena or a Cruise along the Southern Coast of Kent, hand-coloured aquatint panorama after '...

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PHOTOGRAPHY - MEN AND FIGHTING COCK Two elderly gentlemen in breeches and embroidered waistcoats,...

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PHOTOGRAPHY - MEN AND FIGHTING COCK Two elderly gentlemen in breeches and embroidered waistcoats, one in a top hat standing holding a large cocker...

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SHIPBUILDING - 'EMPRESS OF BRITAIN' Q.S.S. 'Empress of Britain' Built by Messrs. John Brown & Co....

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SHIPBUILDING - 'EMPRESS OF BRITAIN' Q.S.S. 'Empress of Britain' Built by Messrs. John Brown & Co. Ltd., Clydebank, for the Canadian Pacific Railwa...

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SMITH (GEORGE) A Collection for Designs for Household Furniture and Interior Decoration, in the M...

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SMITH (GEORGE) A Collection for Designs for Household Furniture and Interior Decoration, in the Most Approved and Elegant Taste, FIRST EDITION, ...

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VICTORIA & PRINCE CHRISTIAN VICTOR Collection of letters and photographs assembled by George Wise...

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VICTORIA & PRINCE CHRISTIAN VICTOR Collection of letters and photographs assembled by George Wise of the 4th Kings Royal Rifles, manservant to Pri...

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WATSON (JOHN) Memoirs of the ancient Earls of Warren and Surrey, and their Descendants to the Pre...

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WATSON (JOHN) Memoirs of the ancient Earls of Warren and Surrey, and their Descendants to the Present Time, 2 vol., first published edition, eng...

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YOUNG (BRIGHAM) Photograph signed and subscribed ('Yours truly/ Brigham Young')

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YOUNG (BRIGHAM) Photograph signed and subscribed ('Yours truly/ Brigham Young'), showing him head-and-shoulders turning to his right, red studio i...

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ASTRONOMY - B.A.S., ECLIPSE 1900, AND THE YERKES TELESCOPE Photograph album containing views rela...

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ASTRONOMY - B.A.S., ECLIPSE 1900, AND THE YERKES TELESCOPE Photograph album containing views relating to the British Astronomical Society expediti...

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BORELLI (GIOVANNI ALFONSO) De motu animalium, 2 vol., FIRST EDITION, Rome, A. Bernabo, 1680-1681

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BORELLI (GIOVANNI ALFONSO) De motu animalium, 2 vol., FIRST EDITION, 18 folding engraved plates, occasional light dampstaining to upper margin a...

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BOTANICAL WATERCOLOURS SMITH (EDWARD DALTON) A watercolour of a pink Camellia, signed in pencil o...

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BOTANICAL WATERCOLOURS SMITH (EDWARD DALTON) A watercolour of a pink Camellia, on paper, mounted, framed and glazed, image to view 260 x 200mm.,...

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BRIGGS (HENRY) Logarithmicall Arithmetike. Or Tables of Logarithmes for Absolute Numbers from an ...

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BRIGGS (HENRY) Logarithmicall Arithmetike. Or Tables of Logarithmes for Absolute Numbers from an Unite to 100000; as Also for Sines, Tangentes and...

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BUFFON (GEORGES LOUIS LECLERC, COMTE DE) Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière, vol. 1-24 ...

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BUFFON (GEORGES LOUIS LECLERC, COMTE DE) Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière, vol. 1-24 (comprising: Matériaux généraux & Quadrupèdes, 1...

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CHESELDEN (WILLIAM) Osteographia, or the Anatomy of the Bones, FIRST EDITION, London, [?William B...

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CHESELDEN (WILLIAM) Osteographia, or the Anatomy of the Bones, FIRST EDITION, printed on thick paper, engraved frontispiece, large engraved vign...

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DARWIN (CHARLES) On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of F...

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DARWIN (CHARLES) On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life, FIRST EDI...

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DARWIN (CHARLES) On the Various Contrivances by which British and Foreign Orchids are Fertilised ...

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DARWIN (CHARLES) On the Various Contrivances by which British and Foreign Orchids are Fertilised by Insects, FIRST EDITION, folding plate, 32pp....

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DARWIN (CHARLES) Autograph letter signed ('C. Darwin'), to [Joseph Dalton Hooker] ('My dear H.'),...

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DARWIN (CHARLES) Autograph letter signed ('C. Darwin'), to [Joseph Dalton Hooker] ('My dear H.'), telling him that he 'had better not send, if in ...

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DARWIN (CHARLES) CAMERON (JULIA MARGARET) Portrait photograph of Charles Darwin, near half-length...

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DARWIN (CHARLES) CAMERON (JULIA MARGARET) Portrait photograph of Charles Darwin, near half-length, facing left, albumen print, signed by the pho...

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DARWIN (CHARLES) The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex... Second Edition, Revised ...

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DARWIN (CHARLES) The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex... Second Edition, Revised and Augmented. Nineteenth Thousand, CUT SIGNATURE...

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DARWIN (CHARLES) HAIG (AXEL HERMAN) 'Darwin's study a week after his death', all framed and glaze...

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DARWIN (CHARLES) HAIG (AXEL HERMAN) 'Darwin's study a week after his death', etching, signed 'Axel H. Haig', with addition of title and note 'Th...

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FRANKLIN (BENJAMIN) Experiments and Observations on Electricity, Made at Philadelphia in America,...

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FRANKLIN (BENJAMIN) Experiments and Observations on Electricity, Made at Philadelphia in America, fifth edition, half-title, 7 engraved plates (...

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FUCHS (LEONHARD) Primi de stirpium historia commentatiorum tomi vivae imagines, Basle, [Michael I...

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FUCHS (LEONHARD) Primi de stirpium historia commentatiorum tomi vivae imagines, woodcut printer's device on title, 516 full-page woodcut illustr...

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FUCHS (LEONHARD) Plantarum effigies, Lyon, Arnoullet, 1552

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FUCHS (LEONHARD) Plantarum effigies, woodcut device on title and portrait of Fuchs on verso, 516 woodcut illustrations, colophon bound before th...

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GERARD (JOHN) The Herball or Generall Historie of Plantes... Very Much Amended by Thomas Johnson,...

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GERARD (JOHN) The Herball or Generall Historie of Plantes... Very Much Amended by Thomas Johnson, second edition, pictorial engraved title incor...

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HOOKER (JOSEPH DALTON) Part of the papers of the botanist Sir Joseph Hooker, with some of his unc...

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HOOKER (JOSEPH DALTON) Part of the papers of the botanist Sir Joseph Hooker, with some of his uncle, Dawson William Turner, some 100 letters, cut ...

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LUDWIG I, PRINCE OF ANHALT-KOTHEN. Der fruchtbringenden Gesellschaft nahmen, vorhaben Gemälde und...

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[LUDWIG I, PRINCE OF ANHALT-KOTHEN] Der fruchtbringenden Gesellschaft nahmen, vorhaben Gemälde und Wörter, 4 parts in 1, FIRST EDITION, 4 engrav...

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