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The Natural History of Insects
1 The Natural History of Insects
London John Murray 1829 Hard Cover Good No Jacket 16mo 
313 pp, 351 pp. Two volumes bound together, Vol I publ. 1829, Vol II publ. 1835. Half-leather, marbled boards. Leather is chipped and worn. Gilt over bands and edging leather. Title on backstrip is "History of Insects" with no author or publisher. No author on title page. Marbled endpapers and all edges are marbled. Foxing to first and last few pages. Pencilled notes and inked names to front flyleaf. Interior clean bar one or two tidy inked notations and a few splotches. Small chips to a few page edges. Black-and-white illustrations throughout. 
Price: 50.00 AUD
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2 "The Author of 'Mary Powell'" (Anne Manning) The Old Chelsea Bun-House: A Tale of the Last Century
London Arthur Hall, Virtue & Co. 1860 Second Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket 16mo 
220 pp. + 24 pp. publisher's ads. Blindstamped maroon cloth boards with gilt lettering (bright on upper board, badly worn and faded on backstrip) are edgeworn, esp. at extremities of backstrip. Edges of text block are tinted. Prev. owner's name pencilled to front pastedown. Occasional foxing. Binding is sound throughout. Spine slightly canted. 
Price: 40.00 AUD
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Cloud Crystals: A Snow-Flake Album Collected and Edited by a Lady, A Lady [Frances Chickering]
3 A Lady [Frances Chickering] Cloud Crystals: A Snow-Flake Album Collected and Edited by a Lady
New York D. Appleton and Company 1864 First Leather Very Good No Jacket Ex-Library Large 0ctavo Richardson, J.F. 
158 pp. Light wear to leather boards; a little chipping along the spine and edges. Decorated endpapers; all edges gilt. Attractive old bookplate (Sondley Reference Library, Asheville, North Carolina 1879-1919) to front pastedown. The only other ex-lib marks are two nearly invisible embossings on the first and last pages (possibly more -- they are barely visible). Pages are unmarked. Binding is solid throughout. 27 bright and clean illustrations with tissue guards intact. Discusses the history, science, and literature of snowflakes. Includes poems. 
Price: 225.00 AUD
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4 British Homoeopathic Society British Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia. Third Edition
London E. Gould & Son 1882 Third Hard Cover Good No Jacket Octavo 
xix, 456 pp. General and edgewear to brown stamped boards. Corners and extremities of backstrip are worn through, with a little loss to lower edge of backstrip. Gilt lettering to spine and gilt seal ("Similia Similibus") to front cover are bright, but a little rubbed. Considerable foxing to edges of text block; occasional foxing internally; otherwise unmarked. Corner creases to less than 20 pages. In two or three places string is showing between signatures, but binding and hinges are quite solid. 
Price: 145.00 AUD
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Botanic Guide to Health, and the Natural Pathology of Disease, Coffin, A. I.
5 Coffin, A. I. Botanic Guide to Health, and the Natural Pathology of Disease
Manchester The British Medico-Botanic Press 1850 Nineteenth Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket 12 mo 
375 pp. General and edgewear to treated cloth boards; corners worn through. Foxing and discolouration to edges of text block. Occasional foxing and stains to otherwise unmarked pages. A few small tears. Binding is solid. General index; index of remedial agents (plants by common names, and medical compounds), index by various forms of diseases. 
Price: 50.00 AUD
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6 De Mille, James Helena's Household: A Tale of Rome in the First Century
London Thomas Nelson 1893 Reprint Hard Cover Good No Jacket 8vo 
438 pp. Brown cloth boards, with black and gilt lettering and decorations, are edgeworn, rubbed, and a little splotched. Prev. owner's inscription (dated 1900) to ffep. Some foxing and other discolouration to eps, Occasional foxing internally, but generally clean. Binding is solid. B/w frontis. 
Price: 40.00 AUD
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7 Graeter, Francis (compiler and translator), and Vincent Priessnitz Hydriatics: or Manual of the Water Cure, especially as practiced by Vincent Priessnitz in Graefenberg
New York William Radde 1842 Hard Cover Good No Jacket 16mo 
198 pp. Orange calf-backed boards are worn and a little soiled, with some loss of orange treated coverin material. Gilt lettering ("Priessnitz on Water Cure") to spine. Both eps are discoloured and torn along hinges. Prev. owner's stamp to front pastedown and ffep. All edges tinted. Foxing throughout, otherwise unmarked internally. Binding is square and tight. "Compiled and Translated from the Writings of Charles Munde, Dr. Oertel, Dr.Bernhard Hirschel, and Other Eye-Witnesses and Practitioners." 
Price: 140.00 AUD
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Warne's Model Cookery and Housekeeping Book, Jewry, Mary (editor and compiler)
8 Jewry, Mary (editor and compiler) Warne's Model Cookery and Housekeeping Book
London Frederick Warne and Co. Revised Hard Cover Fair No Jacket Octavo 
728 pp. Cloth boards are worn and stained. Red backstrip has been damaged and strangely mended. Lower board is detached, but present. Front pastedown is a fascinating advertisement for "Jay's Domestic Mourning Department, Regent Street". Foxing to edges of text block. Foxing throughout. No noticeable cooking stains, and no marginalia, underlining, etc. Previous owner’s details (in sepia, dated 1879) to front free endpaper. Dozens of colour plates, and many more small black-and-white drawings in the text. "Containing complete instructions in household management, and [3000] receipts for Breakfast dishes. Bread, biscuits, etc. Fish and Soups. Sauces and Gravies. Beef, mutton. Lamb, venison. Veal, pork. Poultry and game. Made dishes and entrées. Meat and fish pies, etc. Vegetables. Potting and collaring. Pastry and puddings. Soufflés and omelets. Creams and jellies. Relishes. Custards, ices, and cakes. Desserts. Preserves and pickles. Butter and cheese. Wines, drinks, and ale. Cookery for the sick. Bills of fare. Duties of servants, &c." A heavy book: postage as quoted applies in Australia, but please contact us for overseas rates. 
Price: 85.00 AUD
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9 Johnston, Mary Audrey
London Archibald Constable Westminster 1902 Hard Cover Good 8vo Yohn, F. C. 
428 pp. + 16 pp. publisher's ads. Blue cloth blindstamped boards with gilt lettering are worn and rubbed, corners bumped. Edges of text block foxed and browned. Foxing to eps and first few pages (including frontis and protective tissue). Internally only occasional foxing. Illustrated with six colour plates. One gathering (signature) is detached but all present and undamaged. Everything else is solidly bound. 
Price: 40.00 AUD
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10 Lockyer, J. Norman Astronomy (Science Primers)
London Macmillan 1879 Reprint Hard Cover Good No Jacket 16mo 
120 pp. Red cloth boards with black lettering are worn and bumped. Edges of text block are a little browned and foxed. Internally solidly bound and unmarked save for occasional faint foxing. Frontis ("A Lunar Crater"). Black and white illustrations, diagrams. Science Primers edited by Professors Huxley, Roscoe, and Balfour Stewart. 
Price: 35.00 AUD
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11 Macnish, Robert, with the author's life, by D. M. Moir Tales, Essays, and Sketches Vol. I.
Henry G. Bohn 1844 Second Edition Half-Leather Good No Jacket 16mo 
411 pp. Boards worn, leather mottled and rubbed. Gilt lettering to backstrip and gilt decoration over raised bands. Edges of text block are marbled. Eps, front and rear, are split, but binding is solid. Occasional light foxing, o/w unmarked. Protective tissue over frontis is a little loose but untorn. 
Price: 50.00 AUD
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Drierstock: A Tale of American Frontier Life, No Author
12 No Author Drierstock: A Tale of American Frontier Life
London The Religious Tract Society Reprint Hard Cover Good No Jacket Duodecimo 
190 pp + 16-pg illustrated publisher's list of titles. Light general and edgewear to illustrated boards. Corners a little worn, but unbumped. Foxing and browning to edges of text block. Internally unmarked, save for very occasional foxing. Solidly bound. Presentation bookplate (Kingstown Wesleyan Sabbath School, undated, completed in sepia ink) pasted to front pastedown. Illustrated with b/w vignettes. 
Price: 22.00 AUD
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13 Pitman, Isaac Pitman's Shorthand or Phonography
London, Bath and New York Isaac Pitman & Sons Reprints Paperback Good 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall 
Six separate volumes, four stapled and two with tape binding. Decorative covers, elegantly inked name and date of prev. owner to each volume. These editions published between 1889 and 1891. All internally clean save for some foxing and the very occasional ink blotch. Manual of Phonography, The Phonographic Reader, Key to Exercises in the Manual of Phonography, Key to Phonographic Teacher, The Phonographic Teacher, Progressive Studies of Phonography 
Price: 48.00 AUD
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Practical Microscopy: An Introduction to Microscopical Methods, Scales, F. Shillington
14 Scales, F. Shillington Practical Microscopy: An Introduction to Microscopical Methods
London Bailliere, Tindall and Cox 1909 Second Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket 12 mo 
xvi, 334 pp. Dark green cloth boards, blindstamped title to front cover, gilt lettering to spine, worn through along hinges and at top and base of back panel. Some splotches of bleaching to rear panel, other small stains to covers. Black endpapers are splitting, showing mesh (binding is otherwise secure throughout). Inked owner's name to half-title (no other marking or annotation in the book). Light foxing throughout, esp to fore-edges. Tables, diagrams, many black-and-white illustrations of microscopes and parts. 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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15 Semple Lisle, J. G. The Life of Major J. G. Semple Lisle; Containing a Faithful Narrative of His Alternate Vicissitudes of Splendor and Misfortune. Written by Himself. The Whole Interspersed with Interesting Anecdotes, and Authentic Accounts of Important Public Transactions
London W. Stewart 1800 Second Edition Half-Leather Good No Jacket Octavo 
382 pp. Rebound in half-leather (half-title page is missing and there is a little loss to the margins of pages 369-370). General and edgewear to boards. Corners bumped. An inch or so of leather has been cut away from the lower half of backstrip. Backstrip just above the area of loss is torn away from the lower hinge for two inches. Gilt stamped lettering to backstrip. Previous owner's sticker to front pastedown. A little foxing and soiling to eps and first pages. Inked name of previous owner ("John Cox 1812") at top of title page. Edges of text block are browned and brittle, therefore with a little loss which is generally inconspicuous because the edges are also uneven. Otherwise binding is solid. Occasional foxing throughout, and two or three pages have a little abrasion. Frontis portrait of Semple Lisle. Preface, Table of Contents, Errata page, twenty-seven chapters and Appendix "consisting of an extract from the Star, of Ensign Prater's narrative of the mutiny on board the Lady Shore" with notes by Semple Lisle, and a letter from Semple Lisle to Baron D'Ompteda. 
Price: 480.00 AUD
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16 van Loon, Hendrick The Home of Mankind
London Harrap 1933 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Octavo 
506 pp. Green boards with attractive black/gold deco bands. Back cover a little rubbed. Bright gilt lettering to spine. Spine edges and corners are a little bumped and worn. Green tinting to upper edge of text block is rubbed and faded. Lower and fore-edges very uneven, as published (binding is solid throughout). Inked gift message to ffep, along with prev. owner's ex libris stamp. Van Loon's illustrations throughout -- plates of the colour and wash works, and b/w line drawings throughout the text. A really nice copy of this old favourite. 
Price: 40.00 AUD
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