• Travel, Science & Natural Hist auction at Christies

    Sale 5809

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    15 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 256

    The New Naturalist: A Survey of British Natural History. London: Collins, 1983-1995. Nos. 69-82 in 14 volumes, 8° (215 x 145mm, except No. 70 210 x 145mm). Numerous illustrations and photographs. (One leaf with corner creased in No. 69, three vols with pencil prices on flyleaves, otherwise internally fine.) Publisher's cloth in original dust-jackets illustrated by Clifford and Rosemary Ellis up to vol. 70, and by Robert Gillmor afterwards, No. 82 with the 50th anniversary sticker to upper cover of dust-jacket (dust-jackets to Nos. 69 and 78 with light creasing at head, edges to textblocks occasionally faintly dust-soiled).

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    The New Naturalist: A Survey of British Natural History. London: Collins, 1983-1995. Nos. 69-82 in 14 volumes, 8° (215 x 145mm, except No. 70 210 x 145mm). Numerous illustrations and photographs. (One leaf with corner creased in No. 69, three vols with pencil prices on flyleaves, otherwise internally fine.) Publisher's cloth in original dust-jackets illustrated by Clifford and Rosemary Ellis up to vol. 70, and by Robert Gillmor afterwards, No. 82 with the 50th anniversary sticker to upper cover of dust-jacket (dust-jackets to Nos. 69 and 78 with light creasing at head, edges to textblocks occasionally faintly dust-soiled).

    RARE SET OF ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT SECTIONS OF THE NEW NATURALISTS TO COLLECT. All are first editions, with the exception of No. 70, The Natural History of Orkney, which is in the second state of the hardback. A FINE SET. (14)


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