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Auction Description for Bloomsbury: Antiquarian Books
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12th & 13th December 9.30am - 8pm. 14th December from 9.30am.
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Antiquarian Books

(419 Lots)

by Bloomsbury Auctions


419 lots | 279 with images

December 14, 2012

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Lot 349: Thorburn (Archibald) Birds of Prey, number 19 of

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Description: Thorburn (Archibald) Birds of Prey, number 19 of 150 copies, facsimile reprint of the 1919 edition, 12 mounted colour plates by Thorburn, original half green morocco, gilt, t.e.g., others uncut, cloth slip-case, 4to, Lamarsh, Iain Grahame, 1985.

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Lot 350: Whymper (Charles) Egyptian Birds..., number 86 of

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Description: Whymper (Charles) Egyptian Birds..., number 86 of 100 large paper copies signed by the author, tipped-in colour plates, original pictorial white cloth, gilt, t.e.g., others uncut, very slightly rubbed and soiled but a good copy, [Nissen IVB 986], 1909; and a copy of the ordinary edition, 4to (2)

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Lot 351: Yarrell (William) A History of British Fishes, 3

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Description: Yarrell (William) A History of British Fishes, 3 vol. including supplement, illustrations, bookplate to pastedowns, original cloth, spine ends and corners bumped, [W&S pp.243-4], Van Voorst, 1836-39; A History of British Birds, 3 vol., illustrations, contemporary calf, rebacked, a little scuffed, 1843; and another by the same, 8vo & 4to (7) ***"Indispensable in every English angler's library as a work of reference." - Westwood & Satchell..

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Lot 352: Bibliography.- Nissen (Claus) Die illustrierten

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Description: Bibliography.- Nissen (Claus) Die illustrierten Vogelbucher, dust-jacket, Stuttgart, 1953; Die botanische Buch-illustration...zweite Auflage, Stuttgart, 1966; Die zoologische Buch-illustration, 2 vol., Stuttgart, 1966-78 § Sitwell (Sacheverell) Great Flower Books, dust-jacket, plates, 1990; Fine Bird Books, plates, dust-jacket, 1990, original cloth; and 3 others, natural history reference, 4to & 8vo (9)

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Lot 353: Andrews (Roy Chapman) Whale Hunting with Gun and

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Description: Andrews (Roy Chapman) Whale Hunting with Gun and Camera, New York & London, 1916 § Murdoch (W.G.Burn) Modern Whaling & Bear-Hunting, 1917 § Verrill (A.Hyatt) The Real Story of the Whaler, New York & London, 1916 § Jenkins (J.T.) A History of the Whale Fisheries, heavily foxed, 1921 § Morley (F.V.) and J.S.Hodgson. Whaling North and South, 1927, plates and illustrations, original cloth, the first three pictorial gilt, rubbed, most spines a little faded, the first slightly stained; and c.75 others on whaling, 8vo & 4to (c.80)

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Beale (Thomas) The Natural History of the Sperm

Lot 354: Beale (Thomas) The Natural History of the Sperm

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Description: Beale (Thomas) The Natural History of the Sperm Whale... to which is added, a sketch of a South-Sea Whaling Voyage, second edition, first issue with preliminaries to p.vi in roman, half-title, 3 wood-engraved plates, tissue guards, list of subscribers, 4pp. publisher's catalogue tipped in at end, occasional spotting or light soiling, lower hinge weak, original blind-stamped cloth, uncut, rubbed and a little stained, wear and splits to joints, [Ferguson 2709; Sabin 4108; Spence 105], 8vo, 1839. ***Classic whaling account first published under the title A Few Observations on the Natural History of the Sperm Whale, this greatly enlarged version was the edition used and annotated by Herman Melville prior to writing Moby Dick..

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Lot 355: Beale (Thomas) The Natural History of the Sperm

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Description: Beale (Thomas) The Natural History of the Sperm Whale..., second edition, first issue, half-title, 3 wood-engraved plates, tissue guards, list of subscribers, 4pp. publisher's catalogue tipped in at end, occasional spotting, upper hinge weak, [Ferguson 2709; Sabin 4108; Spence 105], 1839 § Hamilton (Robert) Mammalia: Amphibious Carnivora, Naturalist's Library vol.XXV (Seals etc.), engraved portrait and additional vignette title, 31 engraved plates, most hand-coloured, [c.1843] § Leslie (Sir John) and others. Narrative of Discovery and Adventure in the Polar Seas and Regions...and an account of the Whale-Fishery, fifth edition, folding engraved map, additional vignette title, wood-engraved plates and illustrations, Edinburgh, 1845 § Lamont (James) Seasons with the Sea-Horses, wood-engraved plates, folding hand-coloured map (a little stained), contemporary half calf, spine gilt, 1861, occasional spotting, all but the last original cloth, the first with upper joint split and small tear to spine, the second a little stained, all rubbed; and another, 8vo et infra (5)

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Lot 356: Bennett (Frederick D.) Narrative of a Whaling

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Description: Bennett (Frederick D.) Narrative of a Whaling Voyage round the Globe from the year 1833-1836, 2 vol., Amseterdam & New York, 1970 § Porter (Capt. David) Journal of a Cruise made to the Pacific Ocean, 2 vol., Upper Saddle River, NJ, 1970 § Forster (H., editor) The Cruise of the "Gipsy": The Journal of John Wilson, Surgeon on a Whaling Voyage to the Pacific Ocean 1839-1843, Fairfield, 1991 § Druett (Joan, editor) "She Was a Sister Sailor": The Whaling Journals of Mary Brewster 1845-1851, Mystic, Ct., 1992 § Smith (C.E.) From the Deep of the Sea, being the Diary..., 1922 §, the first two facsimile reprints, plates and illustrations, original cloth or rexine, the last two with dust-jackets, the last with spine browned; and c.30 others, whaling journals etc., 8vo & 4to (c.35)

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Bonnaterre (Pierre Joseph, Abbé) Tableau

Lot 357: Bonnaterre (Pierre Joseph, Abbé) Tableau

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Description: Bonnaterre (Pierre Joseph, Abbé) Tableau Encyclopédique et Méthodique des Trois Règnes de la Nature: Cetologie, 12 engraved plates, 2 double-page, water-stained, faint old library stamp on title, disbound and loose, Paris, Pancoucke, 1789 § Flower (W.H., editor) Recent Memoirs on the Cetacea by Professors Eschricht, Reinhardt and Lilljeborg, 6 lithographed plates, some foxing, oriignal cloth-backed limp boards, paper label on upper cover worn, Ray Society, 1866 § Memoirs of the American Museum of Natural History, New Series, Vol.I Part VI: Monographs of the Pacific Cetacea II: The Sei Whale, plates and illustrations, folding table, apparently complete but for explanation of plates at end, disbound but with detached trimmed upper wrapper, [New York], 1916 § Kellogg (Remington) A Review of the Archaeoceti, plates, original printed wrappers, Washington, DC, 1936 § Gray (John Edward) Catalogue of Seals and Whales in the British Museum, second edition, illustrations, original cloth, 1866 § Harmer (S.F.) and F.C.Fraser. Report on Cetacea stranded on the British Coasts during 1913 [-1947], No.1-9 & 11-14 only, maps, original printed wrappers, some spines frayed, 1914-53, all rubbed or worn; and a small quantity of others, similar, and some ephemera, prints, charts, newspaper cuttings etc. concerning whales and whaling including issues of The Daily Advertiser for Jan.23rd & Feb.27th 1772 containing mention of the invention of the harpoon gun and its early trials, v.s. (sm.qty)

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Lot 358: Brewington (M.V. & Dorothy) Kendall Whaling

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Description: Brewington (M.V. & Dorothy) Kendall Whaling Museum: Paintings [and] Prints, 2 vol., Sharon, 1965-69 § Martin (Kenneth R.) Whalemen's Paintings and Drawings: Selections from the Kendall Whaling Museum Collection, Sharon, 1983 § Flayderman (E.N.) Scrimshaw and Scrimshanders, New Milford, Ct., 1972 § Meyer (C.R.) Whaling and the Art of Scrimshaw, New York, 1976 § Frank (Stuart M.) Dictionary of Scrimshaw Artists [and] More Scrimshaw Artists, 2 vol., Mystic, Ct., 1991-98, plates and illustrations, some colour, original cloth with dust-jackets, some a little rubbed; and 3 others on scrimshaw, 4to & 8vo (10)

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Lot 359: Bullen (Frank T.) The Cruise of the "Cachalot":

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Description: Bullen (Frank T.) The Cruise of the "Cachalot": Round the World after Sperm Whales, 1898; The Log of a Sea-Waif, 1899; Sea-Wrack, 1903; Creatures of the Sea, 1904; Our Heritage the Sea, 1906, first editions, plates, some ffoxing, original cloth, the first two pictorial gilt, rubbed; and 11 others by the same, some duplicates or later editions, 8vo (16)

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Cuvier (Georges L.C., Baron) De l'Histoire

Lot 360: Cuvier (Georges L.C., Baron) De l'Histoire

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Description: Cuvier (Georges L.C., Baron) De l'Histoire Naturelle des Cétacés, half-title, 24 engraved plates, some printed in sepia, 12 hand-coloured or partly so, text foxed, contemporary morocco-backed marbled boards, spine gilt, slightly rubbed, 8vo, Paris, 1836.

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Lot 361: Discovery Reports, issued by the Discovery

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Description: Discovery Reports, issued by the Discovery Committee, Colonial Office, London, on behalf of the Government of the Dependencies of the Falkland Islands, c.95 parts only, some of the later volumes complete, maps, charts, plates, illustrations and tables, most original printed wrappers, a few spines browned, some together in original cloth folders, one or two spines faded, the last few parts original cloth, Cambridge, 1929-1973; and some other related items and a few duplicates, 4to; sold not subject to return (c.120) ***Concerning the natural history of the Southern Ocean and Antarctica and including many works on whales and whaling..

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Lot 362: Ellis (Richard) Men and Whales, New York, 1991;

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Description: Ellis (Richard) Men and Whales, New York, 1991; Dolphins and Porpoises, 1983 § Matthews (L.H.) The Whale, 1968 § Egmond (F.) and Peter Mason, editors. The Whale Book: Whales and other marine animals as described by Adriaen Coenen in 1585, 2003 § Williams (Heathcote) Whale Nation, 1988 § Slijper (E.J.) Whales, second edition, 1979 § Jones (M.L.) and others. The Gray Whale, Eschrichtius robustus, Orlando, 1984, illustrations, many colour, original cloth or boards, all but the last with dust-jackets, one or two slightly rubbed; and a quantity of others on whales, dolphins and porpoises, v.s. (c.100)

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Goode (George Brown) The Fisheries and Fishery

Lot 363: Goode (George Brown) The Fisheries and Fishery

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Description: Goode (George Brown) The Fisheries and Fishery Industries of the United States, 5 vol. in 7, plates and maps, some folding, 1884-87 § United States Commission of Fish and Fisheries. Part IV. Report of the Commissioner for 1875-1876, plates, lightly browned, 1878, original cloth, rubbed, some wear to joints and spine ends, 4to, Washington, DC (8) ***The second includes an illustrated 768pp. Appendix History of the American Whjqale Fishery from its Earliest Conception to the Year 1876 by Alexander Starbuck..

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Hawley (Frank) Whales & Whaling in Japan, Vol.I,

Lot 364: Hawley (Frank) Whales & Whaling in Japan, Vol.I,

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Description: Hawley (Frank) Whales & Whaling in Japan, Vol.I, Part I [all published], Miscellanea Japonica II, number 78 of 125 copies, printed on handmade paper, folding colour woodblock frontispiece of "The Harpooneers' Carouse", plates, some folding, errata slip in Japanese loosely inserted, original morocco-backed boards, uncut, spine slightly spotted, dust-jacket frayed and defective at spine, board slip-case (slighlty rubbed), 4to, Kyoto, for the Author, 1958-60. ***Three volumes were planned but only this published..

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Lot 365: Jenkins (James Travis) Bibliography of Whaling,

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Description: Jenkins (James Travis) Bibliography of Whaling, Journal of the Society for the Bibliography of Natural History vol.2 part 4 pp.71-166, modern cloth, 1948 § Forster (Honore) The South Sea Whaler: An Annotated Bibliography, Sharon, 1985 § Sherman (S.C.) and others. Whaling Logbooks and Journals 1613-1927: An Inventory of Manuscript Records in Public Collections, New York & London, 1986 § Truitt (Deborah) Dolphins and Porpoises; A Comprehensive, Annotated Bibliography of the Smaller Cetacea, Detroit, 1974, all but the first original cloth; and 12 others, bibliography, some pamphlets, 4to & 8vo (16)

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Kingston (W.H.G.) The South Sea Whaler, 1882 §

Lot 366: Kingston (W.H.G.) The South Sea Whaler, 1882 §

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Description: Kingston (W.H.G.) The South Sea Whaler, 1882 § Hazen (Jacob A.) Five Years before the Mast, or Life in the Forecastle aboard of a Whaler and Man-of-War, second edition, Philadelphia, 1854 § Davis (William M.) Nimrod of the Sea; or, the American Whaleman, 1874 § Rand (Edward A.) Up North in a Whaler, [c.1900] § Ballantyne (R.M.) The World of Ice or, the Whaling Cruise of "The Dolphin", 1873, plates and illustrations, some spotting or browning, original cloth, the first four pictorial gilt, rubbed; and c.50 others whaling and maritime fiction including some Melville, 8vo et infra (c.55)

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Lot 367: Lubbock (Basil) The Arctic Whalers, with a small

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Description: Lubbock (Basil) The Arctic Whalers, with a small bundle of letters from various people addressed to Basil Lubbock concerning whaling ships loosely inserted, Glasgow, 1937 § Chatterton (E.Keble) Whalers and Whaling, foxed, 1925 § Dow (G.F.) Whale Ships and Whaling, Salem, 1925 § Ashley (Clifford W.) The Yankee Whaler, limited edition, worming to joints, lacking front free endpaper, [c.1936] § Leavitt (John E.;) The Charles W.Morgan, Mystic, Ct., 1973 § Harland (John H.) Catchers and Corvettes: The Steam Whalecatcher in Peace and War 1860-1960, upper hinge broken, Rotherfield, 1992, plates and illustrations, original cloth or cloth-backed boards, the first three rubbed, some spines faded, the last three with dust-jackets, the fourth also with slip-case (worn); and 12 others on whaling ships, v.s. (18)

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Lot 368: Markham (Albert Hastings) A Whaling Cruise to

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Description: Markham (Albert Hastings) A Whaling Cruise to Baffin's Bay..., first edition, wood-engraved plates and illustrations, some foxing, contemporary calf, spine rubbed and faded, 1874 § Walker (A.Barclay) The Cruise of the Esquimaux...to Davis Straits and Baffin Bay..., Liverpool, 1900 § Smith (C.E.) From the Deep of the Sea..., 1922 § Lindsay (D.M.) A Voyage to the Arctic in the Whaler Aurora, 1911 § Barron (Capt. William) Old Whaling Days, Hull, 1895 § Jackson (Gordon) The British Whaling Trade, 1978 § Lacroix (L.) Les Derniers Baleiniers Français, modern half morocco, spine gilt, original wrappers bound in, Nantes, 1947, plates and illustrations, all but the first and last original cloth or boards, rubbed, some a little stained, the sixth with dust-jacket; and c.45 others on northern whaling, mostly Arctic, 8vo & 4to (c.50)

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Lot 369: McNab (Robert) Murihiku and the Southern Islands,

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Description: McNab (Robert) Murihiku and the Southern Islands, Invercargill, 1907; The Old Whaling Days: A History of Southern New Zealand from 1830 to 1840, Christchurch, 1913 § Dakin (W.J.) Whalemen Adventurers: The Story of Whaling in Australian Waters..., second edition, Sydney, 1938 § Villirs (A.J.) Whaling in the Frozen South being the Story of the 1923-24 Norwegian Whaling Expedition to the Antarctic, 1925 § Bennett (A.G.) Whaling in the Antarctic, signed by the author (twice) on title, Edinburgh & London, 1932, plates and illustrations, original cloth, rubbed, some with faded spines; and c.30 others on southern whaling, mostly Antarctic, 8vo & 4to (c.35)

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Lot 370: National Institute of Oceanography. Collected

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Description: National Institute of Oceanography. Collected Reprints, vol.1-[23], maps and illustrations, bound into original cloth-backed printed boards or cloth with numbered dividers, one or two with folding charts in pocket at end, a little rubbed, final volume with spine spotted, Wormley, 1953-75; and the annual reports of the institute from 1949-68, 4to (c.40)

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Lot 371: Norske Videnskaps-Akademi i Oslo. Hvalrådets

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Description: Norske Videnskaps-Akademi i Oslo. Hvalrådets Skrifter; Scientific Results of Marine Biological Research, No.1-53 and several duplicates, text in English, illustrations, tables, original printed wrappers, some with signatures or labels, rubbed, some a little worn (mostly spines), large 8vo, Oslo, 1931-72 (c.90)

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Pitcairn Island.- Bruce (Sir William Henry,

Lot 372: Pitcairn Island.- Bruce (Sir William Henry,

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Description: Pitcairn Island.- Bruce (Sir William Henry, Admiral, 1792-1863) Remark Book H.M.S. Imogene for the year 1837 signed at end, manuscript, title and 103pp., water-stained, browned, upper wrapper soiled, stitched as issued, folio, 1837; and 2 others, comprising, a transcript copy of the first mentioned and a copy of letters, "Life on a Whaler 1827-1835", by William Winkworth Jr., folio & 4to (3). Caught in a storm off Fort St. Philip, Missouri; and voyages to Bahia, Brazil; the Falkand Islands; Cape Horn, Valpairiso, Chile, the Marquesas Islands (Santa Christina), Hawaii (Honolulu, the site of Cook's death etc.), Rurutu, mentions whalers, "We found here an English Whaler the 'Lady Amherst' of London, a year out... Mr Pritchard came on board, when I'd delivered him his Commission and despatches, and honoring him with the usual salute, installed him as Consul"; Leeward Islands (Bora Bora), and Pitcairn's Island, the adopted home of some of the mutineers from HMS Bounty. Pitcairn Island. "Decr 7 we made Pitcairn's island in the wind's eye... 8 leagues, and carrying on thro' the night, passed to the Eastward of the island and hove to in "Bounty Bay" at 7 AM the 8th; its appearance exactly corresponds with the sketch of Captain Beechey on the small chart; the water in the bay and off it, is beautifully clear, and the sandy and rocky bottom visible at 20 fathoms depth. Most of the native men immediately came aboard in their canoes, tho' blowing fresh, with a tumbling swell, being rejoiced at the sight of an English ship of war, from home, as they term England. They are a very kindly, hospitable and amiable race... and strikingly virtuous... tho' among the natives it is to be regretted that two cases of deviation... have occurred... and I am very sorry to find that among the three English settlers, there have been cases perpetrated of deep, base, and disgraceful profligacy; the names of these three men are "George Nobbs", "John Buffet"; and "John Evans", all of whom the people are desirous should be removed from the island." - Bruce. ***An account of HMS Imogene's voyages in 1837..

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Reste (C.Bernard de, translator) Histoire des

Lot 373: Reste (C.Bernard de, translator) Histoire des

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Description: Reste (C.Bernard de, translator) Histoire des Pêches, des Découvertes et des Établissemens des Hollandois dans les Mers du Nord, 3 vol., half-title in vol.3 only, folding engraved frontispiece and 26 maps and plates only (of 27, lacking plate 11 in vol.1), most folding, vol.1 also lacking P4 & 5 (pp.231-234), a little foxed and soiled, F5 in vol.2 torn and repaired, contemporary half diced russia, rubbed, joints split, some covers detached, [Sabin 70100], 8vo, Paris, Nyon, 1801; sold not subject to return

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Scoresby (William) Tagebuch einer Reise auf den

Lot 374: Scoresby (William) Tagebuch einer Reise auf den

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Description: Scoresby (William) Tagebuch einer Reise auf den Wallfischfang..., first German edition, 9 folding engraved plates and folding engraved map, contemporary half calf, slightly rubbed, a very good copy, [Sabin 78183], 8vo, Hamburg, 1825. ***Scoresby (1789-1857) was an Arctic explorer, scientist and clergyman who accompanied his father on whaling expeditions, during the course of which he carried out meterological experiments. This account of whaling in Greenland includes four plates of snow crystals..

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Lot 375: Scoresby (William) Magnetical Investigations, 2

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Description: Scoresby (William) Magnetical Investigations, 2 vol., old library stamp on titles, 1844; Journal of a Voyage to Australia and Round the World, for Magnetical Research, edited by Archibald Smith, engraved portrait, folding hand-coloured engraved map, 1859; Memorials of the Sea, first edition, contemporary ink signature of Captain Dilkes at head of title, a little soiled and stained, contemporary half calf, 1835 § Scoresby-Jackson (R.E.) The Life of William Scoresby, engraved portrait and additional vignette title, folding map, plates printed in blue, some foxing, 1861, all but the third original cloth, a little rubbed; and c.35 others by or about Scoresby, v.s. (c.40)

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[Sibbald (Robert)] Phalainologia nova; sive

Lot 376: [Sibbald (Robert)] Phalainologia nova; sive

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Description: [Sibbald (Robert)] Phalainologia nova; sive observationes de rarioribus quibusdam balaenis..., 3 folding engraved plates (lightly offset), with extensive manuscript notes by William Yarrell on blank leaves bound in at beginning and end and with his name and address pasted in at beginning, Thomas Westwood's copy with his bookplate, nineteenth century half calf, spine with morocco labels, rubbed, 8vo, Benj.White, 1773. William Yarrell (1784-1856), author of The History of British Fishes of 1836 and The History of British Birds of 1843. Thomas Westwood (1814-1888), poet, bibliographer (author with Thomas Satchell of Bibliotheca Piscatoria published in 1861), and book collector. ***An excellent association copy. Yarrell's detailed remarks on the different species of whale extend to 24pp. at the beginning, with a further 18pp. of synonyms with a loosely inserted pencil drawing at end..

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Sonnini (Charles Sigisbert) Histoire Naturelle,

Lot 377: Sonnini (Charles Sigisbert) Histoire Naturelle,

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Description: Sonnini (Charles Sigisbert) Histoire Naturelle, Générale et Particuliere, des Cétacées, half-title, 5 engraved plates, with the plates in two states, one printed in colours, foxed, mostly affecting text, original wrappers, uncut, soiled and stained, faded, Paris, Dufart, An XII [1804] § Wernerian Natural History Society. Memoirs, Vol.I. for the Years 1808,-9,-10, folding hand-coloured engraved map, 14 engraved plates, some hand-coloured or printed in colours, 2 folding tables, foxing, contemporary tree calf, spine gilt, rubbed, Edinburgh, 1811, 8vo (2) ***The second includes Description of a Small-headed Narwal, cast ashore in Zetland by Rev.Fleming, Some Account of a Fin-Whale stranded near Alloa by Patrick Neill, and Account of the Balaena Mysticetus, or Great Northern or Greenland Whale by W.Scoresby, Jun., the first and last each with a plate..

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Southwell (Thomas) The Seals and Whales of the

Lot 378: Southwell (Thomas) The Seals and Whales of the

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Description: Southwell (Thomas) The Seals and Whales of the British Seas, wood-engraved plates and illustrations, original pictorial red cloth, gilt, spine faded and worn at ends, 1881 § Allen (Joel Asaph) History of North American Pinnipeds..., original cloth, spines faded, Washington, DC, 1880 § Ridgway (S.H.) and Richard J.Harrison.Handbook of Marine Mammals, 6 vol., illustrations, original pictorial boards, 1981-99, the first two rubbed; and c.40 others on marine mammals, mostly seals etc., some pamphlets, 4to & 8vo (c.50)

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Lot 379: Tonnessen (J.A.) and A.O.Johnsen. A History of

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Description: Tonnessen (J.A.) and A.O.Johnsen. A History of Modern Whaling, 2 vol., original boards, dust-jackets, 1982 § Risting (Sigurd) Av Hvalfangstens Historie, original cloth, rubbed, Oslo, 1922 § Aagaard (Bjarne) De Gamle Hvalgangst, later cloth, original wrappers bound in, Oslo, 1933, plates and illustrations; and 9 others, mostly on Norwegian whaling, plus a quantity of Norsk Hvalfangst-Tidende (The Norwegian Whaling Gazette) from the 1950s & '60s (text in Norwegian and English), 8vo & 4to (sm.qty)

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Lot 380: Whales Research Institute. The Scientific

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Description: Whales Research Institute. The Scientific Reports..., No.12, 17-19 & 21-38 only, plates and illustrations, original printed wrappers, ink stamps on upper covers, some spines defective, Tokyo, 1957-87 § International Commission on Whaling. Reports, vol.1-48 and Special Issues vol.1-6 & 10, illustrations, vol.1-29 original wrappers, some a little worn, the rest original boards, special issues mostly original boards, London & Cambridge, 1950-98; and a quantity of other pamphlets and periodicals, mostly on whales and whaling, including many issues of International Whaling Statistics, 8vo & 4to (Qty)

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Lot 381: Whipple (A.B.C.) Yankee Whalers in the South Seas,

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Description: Whipple (A.B.C.) Yankee Whalers in the South Seas, Garden City, NY, 1954 § Robotti (F.D.) Whaling and Old Salem, New York, 1962 § Webb (R.L.) On the Northwest: Commercial Whaling in the Pacific Northwest 1790-1967, Vancouver, 1988 § Mawer (G.A.) Ahab's Trade: The Saga of Southe Seas Whaling, New York, 1999 § Starbuck (Alexander) History of the American Whale Fishery, Secaucus, NJ, 1989 § Bockstoce (J.R.) Whales, Ice and Men: The History of Whaling in the Western Arctic, Seattle & London, 1986, illustrations, original cloth or boards, dust-jackets, the first two slightly rubbed and frayed at edges; and c.65 others on American whaling, 8vo & 4to (c.70)

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Lot 382: Yasuo Hashiura. The History of Whaling in

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Description: Yasuo Hashiura. The History of Whaling in Taijiura, Kumano, 2 vol. including portofolio of 6 reproductions of scrolls depicting whaling, one of 1000 copies, text in Japanese, original cloth, slip-case, scrolls in original boards in cloth portfolio with toggles, Tokyo, 1969 § Nihon Suisan Kabushiki Kaisha. [Japanese Fishes], text in Japanese, colour plates, original rexine-backed cloth, dust-jacket, Tokyo, 1961; and 7 others, Japanese, 4to & 8vo (9)

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Darwin (Charles) The Origin of Species by Means of

Lot 383: Darwin (Charles) The Origin of Species by Means of

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Description: Darwin (Charles) The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection..., sixth edition (twenty-eighth thousand), folding lithographed table, foxed at beginning and end, signature on front fly-leaf, lacking front free endpaper, 1885; The Descent of Man..., second edition, revised (twenty-first thousand), wood-engraved illustrations, one or two spots, 1888, half-titles, original green cloth, slightly rubbed and marked but reasonable copies, 8vo (2)

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Lot 384: Darwin (Charles) Journal of Researches...during

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Description: Darwin (Charles) Journal of Researches...during the Voyage of H.M.S. "Beagle"..., introduction by G.T.Bettany, 1891; On the Structure and Distribution of Coral Reefs..., hinges weak, 1890; Diary of the Voyage of H.M.S. "Beagle", edited by Nora Barlow, Cambridge, 1933; The Life and Letters..., edited by Francis Darwin, 3 vol., seventh thousand revised, 1888 § Barrett (Paul H.) & others. A Concordance to Darwin's The Descent of Man..., Ithaca & London, 1987 § Browne (Janet) Charles Darwin, 2 vol., 1995-2002 § Healey (Edna) Emma Darwin, 2001 § Atkins (Sir Hedley) Down: The Home of the Darwins, revised impression, 1976 § Freeman (R.B.) Charles Darwin: A Companion, 1978, plates and illustrations, original cloth or boards, the first four rubbed with some spines faded, the last four with dust-jackets; and a small quantity of others by or relating to Darwin, 8vo & 4to (c.50)

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Fish Pamphlets.- Ashworth (Edmund & Thomas) A

Lot 385: Fish Pamphlets.- Ashworth (Edmund & Thomas) A

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Description: Fish Pamphlets.- Ashworth (Edmund & Thomas) A Treatise on the Propagation of Salmon and other fish, folding lithographed plate, original pictorial wrapper bound in at beginning (creased), Stockport, 1853 bound with Stoddart (Thomas Tod) The Artificial Breeding of Salmon, reprinted from the Kelso Mail, Kelso, 1854 and Wilkie (David E.) The Failure of the Yan Yean Reservoir, lithographed map with partical hand-colouring, Melbourne, 1855 and Shaw (John) An Account of some Experiments and Observations on the Parr, and on the Ova of the Salmon, offprint, Edinburgh, 1836 and Clouston (T.S.) The Minute Anatomy and Physiology of the Nervous System in the Lobster, offprint, 2 lithographed plates, small tears to inner margin of title where pulling away, Edinburgh, 1863 and Wilson (George) On the Electric Fishes as the Earliest Electric Machines Employed by Mankind, offprint, Edinburgh, 1857, together 6 works in 1 vol., most with signatures or inscriptions at head, manuscript index at beginning (one pamphlet on whales removed), some spotting and soiling, broken, contemporary half roan, rubbed, rebacked preserving old spine, 8vo

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Lot 386: Huxley (Leonard) Life and Letters of Thomas Henry

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Description: Huxley (Leonard) Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley, 2 vol., light foxing, 1900 § Owen (Rev. Richard) The Life of Richard Owen, 2 vol., second edition, 1895 § Dobzhansky (Theodosius) Genetics and the Origin of Species, second edition, revised, New York, 1949 § Fisher (R.A.) The Genetical Theory of Natural Selection, Oxford, 1999 § Jones (Steve) Almost Like a Whale: The Origin of Species Updated, 1999 § Quammen (D.) The Song of the Dodo; Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinctions, New York, 1996 § Osborne (R.) The Floating Egg: Episodes in the Making of Geology, 1998, plates and illustrations, original cloth or boards, the first two rubbed, the first with faded spines, the rest with dust-jackets; and c.40 others on evolution, geology etc., 8vo & 4to (c.50)

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Lot 387: Lankester (Edwin, editor) The Correspondence...

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Description: Lankester (Edwin, editor) The Correspondence... [and] Further Correspondence of John Ray, 2 vol., portrait (with marginal water-staining), 1848-1928; Memorials of John Ray, lithographed frontispiece, 1846 § Cornish (C.J.) Sir William Henry Flower, C.E.Fagan's copy with A.L.s. from the author to him tipped in at beginning, 1904 § King-Hele (D.) Doctor of Revolution: The Life and Genius of Erasmus Darwin, 1977 § Burgess (G.H.O.) The Curious World of Frank Buckland, 1967 § Rothschild (Miriam) Dear Lord Rothschild: Birds, Butterflies and History, 1983 § Gunther (A.E.) The Founders of Science at the British Museum 1753-1900, Halesworth, 1980, plates and illustrations, original cloth or boards, the first three worn with faded spines, the rest with dust-jackets; and c.25 others on naturalists, 8vo & 4to (c.30)

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Lot 388: Medicine.- Keynes (Sir Geoffrey) The Life of

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Description: Medicine.- Keynes (Sir Geoffrey) The Life of William Harvey, Oxford, 1978 § LeFanu (W.R.) A Bio-Bibliography of Edward Jenner 1749-1823, limited edition, light spotting, 1951 § Fisher (R.B.) Edward Jenner..., 1991 § Gunther (R.T.) Early Science in Cambridge, Oxford, 1937 § Montagu (M.F. Ashley) Edward Tyson..., Philadelphia, 1943 § Wollaston (A.F.R.) Life of Alfred Newton, 1921, plates and illustrations, original cloth or boards, the first three with dust-jackets, the rest a little rubbed, the last two with slightly faded spines; and 13 others, science and medicine, 4to & 8vo (19)

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Lot 389: Oudemans (A.C.) The Great Sea-Serpent: An

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Description: Oudemans (A.C.) The Great Sea-Serpent: An Historical and Critical Treatise, some light spotting, Leiden and London, 1892 § Buckland (Frank) Curiosities of Natural History, First & Second Series (of 4), spotting, 1863-61 § Shepard (Odell) The Lore of the Unicorn, 1930 § Carrington (R.) Mermaids and Mastodons, 1957 § Benwell (G.) and Arthur Waugh. Sea Enchantress: The Tale of the Mermaid and her Kin, 1961 § Burton (M.) The Elusive Monster: An analysis of the evidence from Loch Ness, 1961 § Ellis (R.) Monsters of the Sea, 1995, plates and illustrations, original cloth or boards, the first with faded spine, the last four with dust-jackets, most a little rubbed; and 11 others, similar, 8vo & 4to (19) ***The first, an important work of cryptozoology, is a scientific study investigating sightings of the sea-serpent, suggesting that it was actually a prehistoric fish thought to be extinct. In 1938 it was identified as the coelacanth..

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Lot 390: White (Rev. Gilbert, of Selborne) The Natural

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Description: White (Rev. Gilbert, of Selborne) The Natural History of Selborne, edited by Thomas Bell, 2 vol., 1877; Garden Kalendar 1751-1771, facsimile reprint, Ilkley, 1975; The Journals..., edited by Francesca Greenoak, 1986-88 § Holt-White (Rashleigh, editor) The Life and Letters of Gilbert White..., 2 vol., 1901; The Letters to Gilbert White from...Rev. John Mulso, [c.1906] § Martin (E.A.) A Bibliography of Gilbert White..., 1934 § Scott (W.S.) White of Selborne and his Times, some spotting, 1946 § Mabey (R.) Gilbert White, 1986, plates and illustrations, original cloth or boards, the third and last two with dust-jackets, most a little rubbed; and a small quantity of others by or about the same, some pamphlets, 4to & 8vo (sm.qty)

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Lot 391: Yarrell (William) A History of British Birds, 2

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Description: Yarrell (William) A History of British Birds, 2 vol., fourth edition, contemporary half sheep, worn, spines defective, 1871-74 § Willughby (Francis) The Ornithology..., facsimile reprint, Newprot Pagnell, 1972 § Buckland (Frank) Log-Book of a Fisherman and Zoologist, third thousand, upper hinge broken, 1876 § Browne (Sir Thomas) Notes and letters on the Natural History of Norfolk...Birds and Fishes, 1902 § Darling (F.Fraser) Natural History in the Highlands & Islands, New Naturalist, a few additional plates tipped in, 1947 § Lever (C.) The Naturalized Animals of the British Isles, 1977 § Young (J.Z.) The Life of Vertebrates, Oxford, 1950 § Starkey (D.J.) & others. England's Sea Fisheries, 2000, illustrations, all but the first original cloth or boards, the second with slip-case (rubbed), the last three with dust-jackets, most a little rubbed; and a quantity of others, natural history, some pamphlets, v.s. (c.150)

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Lot 392: Whaling.- Bullen (Frank T.) The Cruise of the

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Description: Whaling.- Bullen (Frank T.) The Cruise of the "Cachalot"..., third impression (second edition), 1899 § McNab (Robert) The Old Whaling Days: A History of Southern New Zealand from 1830 to 1840, ex-library copy with stamps, very wor, Christchurch, 1913 § Edwards (Everett J.) and J.E.Rattray. "Whale Off!" The Story of American Shore Whaling, New York, 1956 § England (G.A.) Vikings of the Ice being the Log of a Tenderfoot on the Great Newfoundland Seal Hunt, browned, Garden City, NY, 1924 § True (Frederick W.) The Whalebone Whales of the Western North Atlantic, facsimile reprint, Washington, DC., 1983 § Schmitt (F.P.) & others. Thomas Welcme Roys: America's Pioneer of Modern Whaling, Charlottesville, 1980 § Busch (Briton Cooper) "Whaling Will Never Do for Me": The American Whaleman in the Nineteenth Century, Lexington, 1994, plates and illustrations, original cloth, the first pictorial gilt, rubbed, the second very worn, the third with slip-case, the last two with dust-jackets; and a small quantity of others on whales and whaling, some pamphlets, v.s. (sm.qty)

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Lot 393: Whaling.- Discovery Reports, issued by the

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Description: Whaling.- Discovery Reports, issued by the Discovery Committee, Colonial Office, London, on behalf of the Government of the Dependencies of the Falkland Islands, c.35 parts only, maps, charts, plates, illustrations and tables, original printed wrappers, a few spines rubbed or browned,Cambridge, 1929-1973; and a few others, similar, 4to (c.40)

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Ackermann & Co., publisher. The Floral Months of

Lot 394: Ackermann & Co., publisher. The Floral Months of

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Description: Ackermann & Co., publisher. The Floral Months of England, hand-coloured lithographed half-title, pictorial title, 4 seasons and 12 plates, small water-stain to foot of first few ff., a few light finger-marks, original morocco-backed decorative cloth, gilt, rubbed and with some soiling and marking, folio, Ackermann & Co., [c.1860].

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Agriculture.- Amos (William) Minutes in

Lot 395: Agriculture.- Amos (William) Minutes in

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Description: Agriculture.- Amos (William) Minutes in Agriculture and Planting...Illustrated with Specimens of Eight Sorts of the Best, and Two Sorts of the Worst Natural Grasses, half-title, 10 specimens of dried grasses on 3 sheets, each with original printed labels, 2 hand-coloured engraved plates, 7 folding engraved plates, contemporary ms. index at end, some offsetting (including from a few additional botanical samples loosely inseted), contemporary half calf, flat gilt spine in compartments and with red morocco label, upper joint splitting, corners worn, rubbed, Boston [Lincs.], J.Hellaby, 1804.

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Battarra (Giovanni Antonio) Fungorum Agri

Lot 396: Battarra (Giovanni Antonio) Fungorum Agri

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Description: Battarra (Giovanni Antonio) Fungorum Agri Ariminensis Historia second edition, half-title, engraved title vignette and 40 plates, a few plates with 19th century ink names, most of text water-stained at lower corner, darker in tone to sigs. D&E, plates with occasional marginal finger-marking and the odd spot, but generally in good condition, contemporary limp boards, 19th century notes on upper cover, spine strengthened in later orange paper, this worn, soiled, [Nissen 95], 4to, Faenza, Typis Martinianis Sup. Permiss., 1759. ***The scarce second edition of this work on the fungi of Rimini with a new foreword..

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Humphreys The Genera and Species of British

Lot 397: Humphreys The Genera and Species of British

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Description: Humphreys The Genera and Species of British Butterflies, (Henry Noël) The Genera and Species of British Butterflies, hand-coloured pictorial title, 32 hand-coloured lithographed plates, later ink inscription on recto of frontispiece, lacking front fly-leaf, gutta percha perished with most contents loose, original gilt-pictorial cloth, spine slightly sunned, g.e., overall a very good copy, 8vo, [c.1860].

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Lot 398: International Scientific Series (The). 30 vol.,

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Description: International Scientific Series (The). 30 vol., mixed editions, some with plates as called for, illustrations, original cloth, mostly good condition, c.1875-c.1910; and 20 others, duplicate volumes from the series, 8vo; sold not subject to return (50)

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