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1 The Family Friend. Vols. 1-5
London Houlston and Stoneman 1849 First Edition Half Calf Fair 16mos Engravings 
"The information which we have aimed to impart is mostly of a practical character. We have little to do with theories. A flow of religious feeling, and a high moral tone, will be found to pervade our work. Yet there may be read ... some matters of suggestive pleasantry ... It has been our particular aim throughout to blend Treasures with Trifles -Preface." Somewhere in vol. 2, famed chessmaster Daniel Harrwitz - who did not found the 'British Chess Review' until 1856 - contributed chess problems and chess games. Also many remarkable household hints and cookery advice. This journal had over fifty thousand subscribers, but runs of it are quite challenging to find. Contemporary half leather, marbled boards, spines chipped. 004732 
Price: 250.00 USD
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2 The Floral Kingdom. Its History, Sentiment and Poetry
Chicago Standard-Columbian Company 1891 Reprint Decorated Cloth Very Good- Sm 4to 
f.e.p. excised, a bit shaken. Color plates. Very good- 007499 
Price: 45.00 USD
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3 Darwin, Charles The Expressions of the Emotions in Man and Animals
New York Appleton 1898 Authorized Edition Cloth Very Good 8vo 
Very good, nice readable spine gilt, only lightly worn. 007421 
Price: 35.00 USD
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4 Darwin, Charles The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Vols I and II
New York Appleton 1897 Authorized Edition Cloth Very Good Two Volumes 8vo 
Nice solid copies with readable spine gilt. 007423 
Price: 45.00 USD
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5 Darwin, Francis (ed.); Darwin, Charles The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Including an Autobiographical Chapter Vols I and II
New York Appleton 1898 Authorized Edition Cloth Very Good Two Volumes 8vp 
Two volumes, very good, tight, and with readable spines. Volume I has a 1 1/2" tear at fore-edge of title page. 007422 
Price: 50.00 USD
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6 Fox, Dr. Michael Dr. Michael Fox's Massage for Cats and Dogs
New York Newmarket Press 1981 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine 8vo Signed by the Author
Signed by Fox. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. 007456 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7 Gharpurey, Lieut-Colonel K G The Snakes of India and Pakistan
Bombay Popular Book Depot 1954 Fourth Edition Cloth Good Very Good 8vo 
Cloth bubbling, some rippling to pages, but still a good copy in very good dust jacket with small chips. 006755 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8 Gibson, Henry H American Forest Trees
Chicago Hardwood Record 1913 First Edition 3/4 Leather Very Good  4to 
708pp. + index. Lovely photographic plates. Binding a bit worn at edges, but quite sturdy and tight. 002012  
Price: 150.00 USD
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9 Lehner, Ernst & Johanna Folkore And Odysseys Of Food And Medicinal Plants
New York Tudor 1962 First Edition Two-tone Cloth Fine Fine Quarto Facsimiles 
128 pages. 006602 
Price: 20.00 USD
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10 Quine, David, A. (ed); Atkinson, George Clayton Expeditions to the Hebrides By George Clayton Atkinson in 1831 and 1833
Isle of Skye Maclean Press 2001 First Edition Cloth Good + Very Good Sm 4to 
Some dampstaining on rear cover, and to rear panel of dust jacket. 006694 
Price: 40.00 USD
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11 Ross, Andrea Friederici Let the Lions Roar! The Evolution of Brookfield Zoo
Chicago Chicago Zoological Society 1997 First Ed. Cloth Fine  Fine 4to 
004148  
Price: 20.00 USD
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12 Schabol, Jean-Roger (Abbe) La Theorie De Jardinage
Paris Les Freres Debure 1774 New, Revised Edition Full Calf Good 12mo Copper-plate Engravings 
This posthumous work has a Memoir of Schabol by Antoine-Nicolas Dezallier d'Argenville. Schabol had previously published "Dictionnaire pour la théorie et la pratique du jardinage et de l'agriculture." Engravings by J. Robert after Vincenzo Vangelisti. ([2]-XLIV- 558-[5-1 bl.] pages; portrait frontispiece, 5 folding plates at rear, French marbled endpapers, extra-gilt spine, raised bands. Ex libris L. J. Van Der Mandele, with a view of his home. 006400 
Price: 450.00 USD
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13 WALTON, Izaak and Charles COTTON. THE COMPLEAT ANGLER. 2 Vols.
London Fremantle & Company 1902 Winchester Edition, Deluxe Full Vellum Very Good Small 4to William Strang & D. Y. Cameron Signed by Illustrators
Copy no. 23 of only 150 Deluxe copies {Coigney, IZAAK WALTON BIBLIOGRAPHY, 215}. This edition is a reprint of parts 1 & 2 of the 1676 edition, the last in Walton's lifetime. This Deluxe edition, printed on thicker, handmade paper, has two states of each of the 10 full-page and 11 small etchings by William Strang (including the portraits of Walton and Cotton), and of the 19 full-page and 18 small etchings by D. Y. Cameron. In addition there are unsigned cuts of fish on India paper, and facsimiles (including Walton's Last Will and Testament). Edited by George A. B. Dewar. The sonnet about Walton by William Wordsworth may be its first printed appearance of the poem. Untrimmed in the original vellum bindings which were stained brown by the publisher and which carry gilt facsimiles of the heraldic devices of Walton and Cotton (some warping, light edgewear), green silk ribbon markers. This is an extra-special modern edition of this classic. Don't let this be "the one that got away." 005853 
Price: 2000.00 USD
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