This lot is offered without reserve.
No VAT on hammer price or buyer's premium.
Please note that this lot (and lots 226-245), should have been marked with a red square in the catalogue and will be removed to an off site warehouse at the close of business on the day of the sale and given two weeks free storage. Please refer to the catalogue for further details.
PROPERTY OF THE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, LONDON
The following lots are duplicates from the Natural History Museum, South Kensington, that are being sold to benefit collection development and specific collection projects. Their provenance is indicated externally by the Museum's various departmental library gilt stamps to the spines and small archival classmark labels, and internally by the usual ink stamps (together with their deaccession counterparts.) These latter are usually confined to just the preliminary leaves, titles, and versos of plates, are not greatly obtrusive, and are only mentioned in the following descriptions if they greatly affect condition.
Some of the lots display provenances other than the Museum. For example, there are a number of books (especially the microscopical lots) from the Heron-Allen collection. Edward Heron-Allen (1861-1943), lawyer, classicist, musician, historian of the violin, cheiromancer, linguist and translator of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, military intelligence officer and foraminifera expert, built a library containing some 12,000 volumes at his home at Large Acres, Selsey Bill, Sussex. After his death, the natural history portion was bequeathed to the Natural History Museum, together with his slide collection 'one of the two most important type slide collections of recent foraminifera extant in England' (ONDB). All lots are sold without reserve, with all faults, and not subject to return.