PART III - d. Natural History, Sport, Transport & Miscellaneous

267 BALL, Sir Robert. The Story of the Sun. Cassell, 1897  £30
Fifth thousand, pp.xii,376; 11 colour plates & 82 other illustrations in text; a very good copy in contemporary prize binding of Ipswich School in full blue calf, gilt badge on upper cover, backstrip gilt with crimson morocco label.

268 BARTLETT, Paul W. [& Others) An Illustrated History of British Railways Revenue Wagons. Volume One. Oxford Publishing Company, 1985  £45
FIRST EDITION, 4to., pp.192; 223 plates, 56 scale drawings; a very good copy in dust-wrapper of this scarce study. Introduction and sections on merchandise wagons, Tankers, Steel carrying wagons and non-hopper mineral wagons. Of the projected series only this first volume appeared.

269 BELL, A. Morton. Locomotives their construction, maintenance and operation. [In two volumes.] Virtue & Company, [1935]  £45
FIRST EDITION, 2vol., 4to., pp.viii,viii,431; 7 coloured & folding plates & diagrams; numerous illustrations in line & half-tone throughout; a good set in original blind-stamped maroon cloth, lettered in gold; backstrips slightly rubbed.

270 BLEWETT, Mary. Surveys of the Seas. A brief history of British Hydrography. Foreword by Vice-Admiral Sir Archibald Day. Appendix on ships and instruments by Lt.-Comm. G.P.B. Naish. MacGibbon & Kee, 1957.  £45
FIRST EDITION, folio, pp.168; 67 plates; very good in original buckram and slip-case.

271 COBBETT, William. The English Gardener; or, A Treatise on the situation, soil, enclosing and laying-out, of Kitchen Gardens... concluding with A Kalendar... [Printed for the Author by Mills, Jowett, and Mills] 1833  £65
The second edition, pp.(4)338; slight spotting but a good uncut and partly unopened copy in original cloth-backed boards, paper label (rubbed & chipped); extremities rubbed but well preserved; ex libris Baron Llangattock with ownership signature of Wm. S.[?] Rolls.

272 CYCLING. MOXHAM, S.H. Fifty Years of Road Riding (1885-1935) A History of the North Road Cycling Cub, Ltd. Diemer & Reynolds, Bedford [1935]  £25
FIRST EDITION, pp.(8)178; 16 plates & various tables in text; a very good copy in original blue cloth and lightly rubbed dust-wrapper.

273 DAWSON, Commander L.S. Memoirs of Hydrography including Brief Biographies of the Principal Officers who have Served in HM Naval Surveying Service between the years 1750 and 1885. In two parts. Henry Keay, Eastbourne, 1885. [Facsimile Reprint] Cornmarket Press, 1969.  £45
Sm.4to., pp.(14)133(3); (4)209(5); several portraits in text; frayed head margin affecting one section, otherwise well preserved in lightly rubbed linen-backed cloth.

274 FREAM, William. The Rothamsted Experiments on the growth of wheat, barley and the mixed herbage of grass land. Horace Cox, 'The Field' Office, 1888  £25
FIRST EDITION, pp.xii,236 + 32pp. publisher's catalogue; title slightly browned but well preserved in original green cloth, gilt.

275 GRIGOR, James. The Eastern Arboretum, or Register of Remarkable Trees, Seats, Gardens, &c. in the County of Norfolk. With popular delineations of the British Sylva. Illustrated by Fifty Drawings of Trees, etched on copper by H. Ninham. Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans. [printed by] John Stacy, Norwich, 18[40-]41  £135
FIRST EDITION, pp.x,371; 50 plates (two double-page, two folding); light marginal staining on first & final leaves, otherwise well preserved in contemporary half green morocco, gilt, extremities lightly worn but sound; from the library at Gunton Hall with ownership signature of C.H. Suffield at head of title. Grigor 'devoted twenty years to practical botanical pursuits' as a nurseryman in Norwich, before issuing this work in 15 bi-monthly parts. Despite earning 'much praise' from J.C. Loudon, sales cannot have been good and it is now decidedly uncommon.

276 GRUBB, Eugene H. GUILFORD, W.S. The Potato. A Compilation of Information from Every Available Source. Doubleday, Page & Company, New York, 1912  £25
FIRST EDITION, pp.(16)544+ advert. leaf; 90 illustrations in half-tone; endpaper crudely repaired, otherwise well preserved in original pictorial cloth, gilt; contemporary presentation inscription from the author to Earl Tankerville, Chillingham Castle, Northumberland. A wide-ranging survey including a culinary chapter with a great variety of cooking suggestions.

277 HAYWARD, Abraham] The Art of Dining; or Gastronomy and Gastronomers. John Murray, 1852  £65
FIRST EDITION,,137 + advert. & 4pp. Murray's list (stained); first & final leaves marked but generally well preserved in original red printed wrappers of 'Murray's Railway Reading', neatly re-backed. A foody's miscellany including: a history of cookery, restaurants, celebrated cooks, famous dinners, how to choose a cook (& male and female cooks compared!!), foreign delicacies, thoughts on roast pig, vegetables, pies & puddings, &c. An appendix offers several recipes and bills of fare. Not in Bitting, Cagle mentions 2nd. edition, 1853.

278 HUMPHREYS, Henry Noel. The Genera of British Moths... Illustrated by A Series of Picturesque Plates. Paul Jerrard & Son, [1859]  £265
FIRST EDITION, sm. folio (265 x 170mm), 2vols in one (as issued); pp.206 + pictorial title-page for vol.II following p.76; 62 hand-coloured lithographic plates; a nice copy of the best edition in original maroon cloth over bevelled boards, blocked in gold & blind, backstrip uniformly faded and unobtrusively refurbished, endpapers renewed.

279 INGLIS, C[harles] M[cFarlane] [Sixty-eight Indian Birds. Articles collected from the Journal of the Darjeeling Natural History Society, 1939-42]  £65
Pp.[236] unpaginated; 20 coloured lithograph plates & 4 monochrome; original red cloth, lettered in gold, backstrip faded and a little frayed at head & tail but well preserved. Evidently made up by Inglis from off-prints of his articles for the Darjeeling Nat. Hist. Soc., he supplies a preface leaf by way of explanation but no title or any other prelims. Extremely scarce, Copac lists only the Bodleian Library copy which evidently has the same make-up. They suggest a date of [1939-49?] which we amend in the light of the inscription in this copy. Best known for his 'Birds of an Indian Garden' of 1924, (2nd ed. 1936), Inglis was Curator at the Darjeeling Natural History Museum.

280 ISYS, Cotswold. [pseud. R.H. Glover] An Angler's Strange Experiences, a whimsical medley, and an of-fish-all record without a-bridge-ment. Profusely illustrated... Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1883.  £55
FIRST EDITION, pp.xvi,100; full-page & vignette illustrations in line throughout; occasional soiling but a good copy in original green cloth pictorially blocked in gold, black & brown; extremities rubbed but sound. Piscatorial verses, dedicated to Henry Fawcett, Postmaster-General, 'relating to an art in which he is such a proficient and enthusiast...'

281 JACKSON, Christine E. Great Bird Paintings Of The World. Volume I - The Old Masters. [pre1700] Antique Collectors' Club, 1993.  £25
FIRST EDITION, 4to., pp.144; profusely illustrated including 53 colour plates; a near fine copy in dust-wrapper.

282 JOHNSON, Louisa. Every Lady her Own Flower Gardener... Adapted for the use of American Ladies. [bound with] The American Rose Culturist...[with] Full directions for the treatment of The Dahlia... C.M. Saxton & Co., New York, 1855.  £55
First American edition of each work; pp.119; 96; various illustrations in line; some light browning but well preserved in original green cloth decorated in blind & gold, a little faded & marked. Johnson's work had first appeared in London but Saxton himself evidently compiled the American Rose Culturist for his Cottage and Farm Library.

283 LONGLEY, Elias. American Manual of Phonography. Being a complete guide to the acquisition of Pitman's phonetic shorthand. Wm. Orr, phonetic publisher, Oshawa, [Ohio], 1859.  £25
Pp.138; typographic border to each page; original straight grained cloth, stamped in blind and gold.

284 MERIAN, Maria Sibylla. The St. Petersburg Watercolours. Edited with an introduction by Eckland Hollmann. With natural history commentaries by Wolf-Dietrich Beer. Prestel, 2003  £75
FIRST EDITION,- folio, pp.176; 50 colour plates & 146 colour illustrations; a very good copy in dust-wrapper & slip-case.

285 ROLAND, Arthur. The Management of Grass Land, laying down grass, artificial grasses, etc. Edited by William H. Ablett. Chapman & Hall, 1881  £25
FIRST EDITION, pp.viii,196 + 32pp. publisher's list; illustrations in line; a good copy in original pictorial green cloth, minor speckled fading.

286 SAWYER, Sir James/ Insomnia: its causes and treatment. Second Edition with many revisions and additions. Cornish Bros., Birmingham, 1912  £25
Pp.107(5)adverts.; a good copy in original cloth (speckled fading); inscribed by the author 'A present from Sir James Sawyer August 22nd 1912.'

287 SMITH, Col.F. A Manual of Veterinary Physiology. Second edition, revised. J.A. Carveth and Co., Toronto, 1906.  £25
Pp.xxxii,573 + errata leaf; 102 text figures; a sound copy of this standard work in original cloth, a little rubbed, backstrip darkened. Smith subsequently compiled the four-volume History of Early Veterinary Literature.

288 TURPIN, E.H. Some Observations on the Manipulation of Modern Wind Instruments. New Edition. Royal College of Organists, 1910  £15
Pp.38; musical quotations throughout; some light spotting but generally well preserved in original printed wrappers. Revised by H.A. Harding from Turpin's original lecture of 1882.

289 WEATHERS, John. A Practical Guide to Garden Plants.... With full and practical instructions as to culture and propogation. With 163 illustrations. Longmans, Green and Co., 1901.  £28
FIRST EDITION, pp.xii,1192; text illustrations in line; a good copy of this encyclopaedic work in original tan buckram, a little rubbed.

290 WHEELER, W.H. The Sea-Coast. (1) Destruction (2) Littoral Drift (3) Protection. With illustrations. Longmans, Green, and Co., 1902  £18
FIRST EDITION, pp.xii,361(3)adverts.; 38 illustrations & vignettes in line and half-tone; well preserved in lightly marked original buckram.

291 WITHERBY, H.F., JOURDAIN, TICEHURST & TUCKER. The Handbook of British Birds, [In five volumes]. H.F. & G. Witherby, 1938-1941.  £85
FIRST EDITION, 5vols.; 147 colour plates, text figures; a good set in original blue buckram, vols. 2-5 in slightly frayed pictorial dust-wrappers.