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1 ALLEN, David Elliston. Naturalists and Society; the Culture of Natural History in Britain, 1700-1900.
Aldershot et al: Ashgate, (2001). 0860788636 / 9780860788638 
Variorum Collected Studies Series. 8vo. various paginations. Frontis., illus., index. Gilt-stamped blue-teal cloth. Burndy bookplate. Fine. ISBN: 0860788636 
Price: 75.00 USD
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2 ALLEN, Grant. The colours of flowers as illustrated in the British flora. With illustrations.
London: Macmillan, 1882. 1882 
Nature series. Sm. 8vo. vi, [2], 119, [ads. 2] pp. 45 figs. Original green blind-stamped cloth, gilt spine; a bit rubbed. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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3 ARISTOTLE. Generation of Animals; with an English translation by A.L. Peck.
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, (2000). 2000 0674994035 / 9780674994034 
Reprint. Loeb Classical Library, no. 366. Small 8vo. lxxvi, 607 pp. Olive cloth, gilt-stamped spine title, dust jacket. Burndy bookplate. Fine. ISBN: 0674994035 Dust jacket present. 
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4 Ashworth, William B., Jr. The Grandeur of Life; a celebration of Charles Darwin and the Origin of Species. An exhibition of rare books from the history of science collection. Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering & Technology.
St. Louis, 2009. 2009 
Ob 8vo. 92 pp. Color illus. throughout. Color printed wrappers. New. Fine. 
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5 BELL, Thomas. A History of the British Stalk-Eyed Crustacea.
London: John van Voorst, 1853. 1853 
First edition. 8vo. lxv, 386, [ads.] 4 pp. 174 text engravings; occasional light foxing. Original blue cloth, gilt spine. Early ownership rubber stamp of A. A. Baker. Very good. SCARCE. First Edition. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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6 BRUTELLE, Charles-Louis l’Héritier de. Sertum Anglicum 1788. Facsimile with Critical Studies and a Translation.
Pittsburgh: Hunt Botanical Library, 1963. 1963 
4to. xcviii, 36 pp. Color frontis., facsimile of 1788 edition with all 34 plates reproduced, index. Parchment backed marbled boards, gilt spine. FINE. LIMITED EDITION of 2000 copies. Handsome facsimile of this botanical study with all 34 plates splendidly reproduced, a translation, & a lengthy introduction. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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7 CAMACHO, Horacio H. Las Ciencias Naturales en la Universidad de Buenos Aires: Estudio Histrico.
Buenos Aires: Eudeba Editorial Universitaria de Buenos Aires, (1971). 
Series: Temas de Eudeba: Ciencias Naturales. 8vo. xvi, 150 pp. Printed wrappers; rear cover scuffed. Bookplate of Burndy Library. SCARCE. Very good. 
Price: 28.00 USD
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8 DANA, James Dwight (1813-1895). Corals and coral islands.
New York: Dodd & Mead, 1872. 1872 
253 x 167 mm. Tall 8vo. 398 pp. Color frontis., numerous figs., tables, 8 plates (including 2 maps), 3 folding photo-lithographic maps, index; this volume has been used to press botanical specimens and the text has offsetting associated with these specimens. Original blind- and gilt-stamped brick red cloth, t.e.g.; re-backed with original spine laid down, corners showing, rubbed. Good. FIRST EDITION. As geologist and mineralogist for the Wilkes Expedition from 1838-1842, Dana produced an important series of reports on the Zoophytes, which proved remarkably popular. This work which contains Dana's observations of coral phenomena passed through three editions in his lifetime. Both Charles Darwin and Charles Lyell had written on coral islands, and Dana's work was both informed by and developed in close collaboration with the ideas of the English naturalists. Dana's theory emphasized oceanic subsidence and continental emergence through his study of coral formations in the Pacific. This proved to be his most important geological work accomplished during the Wilkes Expedition. BM (Nat. Hist.), I, p. 419; DAB, V, pp. 55-56; DSB, III, pp. 549-554; Gascoigne 9619.3; Poggendorf, I, col. 516. First Edition. 
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9 DANCE, S. Peter. The Art of Natural History.
London: Bracken Books, (1989). 1989 1851702830 / 9781851702831 
Originally published in 1978 by Lutterworth Press. 4to. 224 pp. 250 black and white illustrations, 65 full color plates, index. Dark brown cloth, gilt-stamped spine title, dust-jacket. Fine. ISBN: 1851702830 
Price: 22.00 USD
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10 DANNEMANN, Friedrich (1859 - 1936). Die Naturwissenschaften in ihrer Entwicklung und in ihrem Zusammenhange. Zweite auflage. Erster Band [I]. Von den Anf�ngen bis zum Wiederaufleben der Wissenschaften. II. Band, Von Galilei bis zur Mitte des XVIII Jahrhunderts. Bd. III. Das Emporblu?hen der modernen Naturwissenschaften bis zur Aufstellung des Energieprinzipes. Bd. IV. Das Emporblu?hen der modernen Naturwissenschaften seit der Entdeckung des Energieprinzips.
Leipzig: Wilhelm Engelmann 1920-28. 
Dedicated to Eilhard Wiedemann, Josef W�rschmidt, Edmund O. von Lippmann. 4 volumes. XII, 486; X, 508; XI, 434; XII, 630 pp. Frontispieces (Aristotle, Galileo, Gauss, Hemholtz), 64, 132, 65 + 74 illus., index. Original black-stamped gray cloth; hinges with some splitting, some fraying at spine ends. Rubber-stamp on title of E.H. Johnson. Good. George Sarton, A Guide to the History of Science, states �this is still today the largest history of science available in any language. It is elementary and imperfect, yet DANNEMANN was a pioneer and deserves our gratitude. Wolf�s work is partly derived from it.� � p. 118. PROVENANCE: Elbe Herbert Johnson, whose first name was pronounced "El bee", taught physics at Kenyon College for forty-one years. He was born in Traverse City, Michigan in 1887 and graduated from Olivet College in Michigan in 1911. After three years of graduate work at the University of Wisconsin, he joined the Kenyon faculty as an Assistant Professor of Physics and Chemistry in 1914. The following year he became an Associate Professor of Physics, and was promoted to Professor in 1918. Meanwhile he was doing graduate work at the University of Chicago in the field of spectroscopy, and received his doctorate in physics in 1926. He published a laboratory manual, and was well-known for his course in the history of physics. For many years he was the sole faculty member teaching physics at Kenyon. Professor Johnson retired in 1954, moved to Danville, Ohio, where he added to his large collection of clocks, and died in 1967. He wrote on Johannes Kepler (1931). See: JOHANN KEPLER. 1571-1630. A Tercentenary Commemoration of His Life and Work. A Series of Papers Prepared Under the Auspices of the History of Science Society. Special Publication, no.2 of the History of Science Society.- Contributions by A.S. Eddington, W.C. Rufus, D.J. Struik, E.H. Johnson, F.E. Barsch. 
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11 FREEDBERG, David. The Eye of the Lynx: Galileo, his friends, and the beginnings of modern natural history.
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, (2002). 0226261476 / 9780226261478 
27 cm. 8vo. xii, 513 pp. Frontis., profusely illus., including color (printed in Italy), bibliography, index. Quarter gilt-stamped brown cloth over blind-stamped tan cloth, dust jacket; jacket front punctured, corner bumped. Very good. ISBN: 0226261476 Dust jacket present. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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12 HANLEY, Wayne. Natural History in America: From Mark Catesby to Rachel Carson.
New York: Quadrangle/The New York Times Book Co., (1977). 1977 0812906438 / 9780812906431 
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. xii, 339 pp. Color plates, illustrations. Green cloth, gilt-stamped spine title, dust-jacket. Burndy bookplate. Fine. A Demeter Press book. ISBN: 0812906438 First Edition. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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13 HARVEY, E. Newton. A History of Luminescence: From the Earliest Times until 1900.
Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1957. 1957 
FIRST EDITION. Series: Memoirs of the APS, Vol. 44. 8vo. xxiii, 692 pp. Plates, indexes. Beige cloth, black stamped cover and spine titles. Burndy bookplate. Fine. First Edition. 
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14 HASSIG, Debra (ed.). The Mark of the Beast: The Medieval Bestiary in Art, Life, and Literature.
New York: Routledge, 1999. 041592894X / 9780415928946 
8vo. xxi, 219 pp. Illus., index. Printed wrappers. Near fine. The medieval bestiary was the culmination and apogee of allegorical functions for animals, assembling stories and pictures of beasts and birds for purposes of moral instruction and courtly entertainment. It is indisputable that the bestiaries were an important medieval contribution to didactic religious literature. But far from comprising an isolated, specialist's genre available only to the religious and literate elite, bestiaries addressed concerns central to virtually all walks of Christian life. ISBN 10: 041592894X 
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15 HAZELHOFF, Engel Hendrik. Regeling der Ademhaling bij Insecten en Spinnen.
Utrecht: van Boekhoven, 1926. 1926 
8vo. 127 pp. Illus. Brown leather; rubbed. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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16 HOENIGER, F.D. & J.F.M. The Development of Natural History in Tudor England.
[Charlottesville]: University Press of Virginia, (1969). 1969 0813902630 / 9780813902630 
FIRST EDITION. Series: Folger Booklets on Tudor and Stuart Civilization. 8vo. 60 pp. 20 plates. Printed wrappers. Burndy bookplate. Manuscript title inked neatly on spine. Near fine. ISBN: 0813902630 First Edition. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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17 JTTNER, Guido (b.1939-). Wilhelm Gratarolus, Benedikt Aretius: Naturwissenschaftliche Beziehungen der Universitt Marburg zur Schweiz im sechzehnten Jahrhundert. Inaugural-Dissertatio zur Erlangung der Doktorwrde der Naturwissenschaftlichen Fakultt der Philipps-Universitt Marburg/Lahn.
Marburg, Germany: Erich Mauersberger, 1969. 
8vo. ii, 345 pp. Photographs. Original printed wrappers; spine foot torn, holograph ink spine title. Very good. Thesis on Guglielmo Gratarolo (1516?-1568?) and Benedictus Aretius (1505-1574). 
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18 Kniglichen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Register fr die Monatsberichte der Kniglichen Preufs. Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin vom Jahre 1836 bis 1858; [with] Register fr die Monatsberichte der Knigl. Preuss. Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin vom Jahre 1859 bis 1873; [with] Register fr der Monatsberichte der Knigl. Preuss. Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin vom Jahre 1874 bis 1881.
Berlin: Druckerei der Knigl. Akademie der Wissenschaften, G. Vogt, 1860-1884. 
Three volumes in one. 8vo. [2], 364; [2], 150; [2], 78 pp. Later brown buckram, gilt-stamped spine; extremities lightly rubbed. Very good. 
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19 LENARD, Philipp. Grosse Naturforscher, eine Geschichte der Naturforschung in Lebensbeschreibungen.
Munich: J.S. Lehmanns, 1930. 1930 
Second edition. 8vo. 332 pp. 70 figs., index. Original beige cloth, brown title stamping. Ownership name on title. Very good. 
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20 LINDLEY, John (1799-1865). An Introduction to Botany.
London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green & Longman, 1832. 1832 
8vo. xvi, 557, 16 [ads] pp. Six copper-plates and numerous wood engravings, index. Modern gilt-stamped maroon cloth. Boston Society of Natural History blind embossed-stamped on title. Fine. Lindley was a famous botanist and horticulturist and became Professor of Botany in University College, London. He was known for his love of plants in boyhood and on leaving school was sent to Belgium as an agent for a London seed merchant. On returning he again devoted himself to botany and became acquainted with Sir William Hooker, the great 19th Century British botanist. He also became Assistant Librarian to Sir Joseph Banks, who was also a famous botanist of the 19th Century. He organized the first successful flower show of the Royal Horticultural Society in London in the late 1830’s. He became the first Professor of Botany in the University of London, an office he held until 1860 when he became Emeritus Professor. His lectures were clear, concise, and profusely illustrated and attracted large numbers of pupils. He prepared careful notes and diagrams for his lectures. It was on behalf of his pupils that his chief works were written. He presented extraordinary energy and power in his work. Method, zeal, and perseverance were his familiar watchwords. He was a corresponding member of many foreign societies. 
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