London, South Kensington
8 April 2009
WERNERIAN NATURAL HISTORY SOCIETY. Memoirs. Edinburgh: 1811-1839. Vol. I-VI and vol. VIII pt.1, bound in 8 volumes, lacking volume VII, 8° (210 x 134mm and 225 x 140mm). Half-titles to vol. II, III, IV and V pt. 1. 113 plates, many coloured, some folding. (Some occasional spotting, a few plates heavily browned.) First 4 vol. in contemporary half calf, vol. V (bound in 2) and vol. VI in original boards, vol. VIII pt. 1 in original stiff printed wrappers (vol. in half calf worn and repaired, vol. VI rebacked, vol. VIII pt. lacking backstrip and sometime repaired). Provenance: Sir W.C. Trevelyan, Bt. (ink ownership inscriptions and later donative bookplate to The Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural History Society, Taunton Castle).
The final part present here - Vol.8 pt. 1 - is often missing. Sold as a periodical, not subject to return. (8)
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