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Image for The Hillier Dictionary of Trees and Shrubs. The Hillier Arboretum.

The Hillier Dictionary of Trees and Shrubs. The Hillier Arboretum.

By: N/A

Price: £7.00

Publisher: David and Charles. 1981 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 73359


Size 6.0 x 8.5 inches. In green cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Yellow endpapers. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Price clipped). Neat inscription to front endpaper, dated 1982. Else a very clean and tight copy. 323pp. With colour photographs and b/w line drawings. Alphabetically described trees and shrubs with colour photographs. View more info

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Under the Acorns. A Selection of Nature Essays. (SIGNED & LIMITED EDITION)

By: (CHOLERTON, P. & C.) JEFFERIES, RICHARD:

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Horizon Handmade Books. 1982.LIMITED EDITION (650):This No.373. SIGNED BY PETER CHOLERTON.:

Seller ID: 78947


Hardback, brown cloth with gilt lettering, in illustrated paper dustwrapper. In very good near fine condition. (Near fine dustwrap.) Signed by Peter Cholerton and numbered 373/650. With cover letter signed by Carol Cholerton. 6 col.& mount.plates. 128pp.(incl.bibl.). View more info

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Under the Bridge.

By: ARMSTRONG, ROBIN:

Price: £6.00

Publisher: George Philip. 1991 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 73400


Size 7.75 x 10.0 inches. In blue cloth covers with silver to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly marked at front. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 143pp. With b/w and colour illustrations by the author. The author describes wildlife and fishing on Dartmoor. With the author’s own illustrations. View more info

Image for (arranged by): Miniature Flowers and Vases. Introd.by N.Streatfeild.

(arranged by): Miniature Flowers and Vases. Introd.by N.Streatfeild.

By: ASHBERRY,ANNE

Price: £6.00

Publisher: C.A.Pearson 1955 (1st.).:

Seller ID: 54499


Bound in original green cloth with dustwrapper. Lacks free front endpaper. Else vg in vg/g dw (dw: trifle marked, sm. tear). 129 photo.plates. 190pp. Signed by A.Ashberry on title-page. View more info

Image for Birds and Beasts in Africa Depicted by the Chief Scout...

Birds and Beasts in Africa Depicted by the Chief Scout...

By: BADEN-POWELL, LORD:

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co. 1938 1st:

Seller ID: 79270


Hardback, approx 8 x 6 inches. In cream cloth with red lettering and black figure illustrations to front and spine. In original illustrated dustrapper. In very good condition with very good rare dustwrapper. (DW; edges rubbed, small chips to corners, tears/loss at ends of spine, some darkening to rear. In protective sleeve. NOT price clipped.) Some slight darkening to spine and edges of cloth on cover, else cloth & printing bright. Neat inscription to front endpaper ... View more info

Image for A Description of More Than Three Hundred Animals Interspersed with Entertaining Anecdotes, and Interesting Quotations from Ancient and Modern Authors. With an Appendix, on Allegorical and Famous Animals. Illustrated by Accurate Figures, finely engraved on wood. A New Edition. Revised and Much Enlarged.

A Description of More Than Three Hundred Animals Interspersed with Entertaining Anecdotes, and Interesting Quotations from Ancient and Modern Authors. With an Appendix, on Allegorical and Famous Animals. Illustrated by Accurate Figures, finely engraved on wood. A New Edition. Revised and Much Enlarged.

By: BALDWIN & CRADOCK:

Price: £65.00

Publisher: London, Baldwin and Cradock, C. Whittingham, 1833 new edition:

Seller ID: 79596


Hardback, 7.5 x 4.5 inches. Dark green textured/patterned cloth with decorative gilt lettering to spine. Yellow endpapers. In very good condition. Spine slightly faded and some rubbing to boards and edges, rear hinge split with glue repair. Neat inscription to front “To the ...(?) Graham, from the Rev. Alex Davidson.” Inside pages very clean, bright and tight throughout. A very nice clean copy. 516pp. Illustrated with a decorative frontispiece and title vigne... View more info

Image for Studies in the Art of Rat-Catching Popular Edition.

Studies in the Art of Rat-Catching Popular Edition.

By: BARKLEY, H. C.:

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, John Murray, 1896:

Seller ID: 79330


Hardback, 7.5 x 5 inches. Light brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine, gilt paneled illustration to front. Decorative endpapers. In very good condition. Some fading and darkening to cloth, minor handling marks and rubbing to ends of spine and corners. Endpapers slightly darkened. Some minor handling marks, Else a very clean and tight copy. 185pp. View more info

Image for Flora of the Isle of Wight. With geological chapter by Dr A. Insole. Edited by O.H.Frazer.

Flora of the Isle of Wight. With geological chapter by Dr A. Insole. Edited by O.H.Frazer.

By: BEVIS, J. / KETTELL, R. / SHEPARD, B.:

Price: £9.00

Publisher: I.O.W. Natural History and Archaeological Society. 1978 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 70785


Size 5.75 x 8.25 inches. In illustrated blue limp card covers. In very good condition. Spine slightly rubbed along edges. Small address label inside front cover. Else a clean and tight copy. 114pp. With distribution map. Comprehensive guide to the flora of the Isle of Wight. With historical notes and a chapter on geology. View more info

Image for A General History of Quadrupeds. The Figures Engraved on Wood by T. Bewick. The Second Edition.

A General History of Quadrupeds. The Figures Engraved on Wood by T. Bewick. The Second Edition.

By: BEWICK, THOMAS:

Price: £250.00

Publisher: Newcastle Upon Tyne, S. Hodgson, R. Beilby, Bewick &c. 1791 2nd:

Seller ID: 79703


Hardback, approx 8.5 x 5 inches. Full calf leather binding,maroon leather spine label. Gilt edging to boards, blind embossed decoration to spine. In very good condition. Later leather to spine and corners, professionally rebacked, contemporary endpapers. Original leather boards rubbed with small chips/bumps to edges. Neat inscriptions to edges of title page (faded) “William Alexander, Gt. Yarmouth, 1792,” and “Sarah ... Southeran(?).” Some very mi... View more info

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Episodes of Insect Life. First series.

By: Budgen, M.L. (Acheta Domestica, M.E.S.)

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Reeve, Benham, and Reeve 1849 (1st. edition).:

Seller ID: 79272


Hardback, 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Light green ribbed cloth binding with elaborate decor. & illustration in gold: on the spines is an intricate design of caterpillar, cocoon, and butterfly on a leafy shrub which incorporates the title, and on all the covers depict a clothed house cricket (the Acheta Domestica of Miss Budgen's pseudonym) seated on a stump and reading from an open book to an audience of insects and spiders. Underneath the picture is printed: "He fil... View more info

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Nights with an Old Gunner. And Other Studies of Wild Life. With Illustrations.

By: CORNISH, C. J.:

Price: £48.00

Publisher: London, Seeley & Co., 1897,:

Seller ID: 79543


Hardback, approx 8 x 5 inches. Full tree-calf leather binding; raised banding and extensive gilt decorations to spines, leather spine label. Gilt decorative paneled boards and edge dentelles. Marbled endpapers and page edges. Binding by BICKERS and SON. In very good condition. Lovely bright clean binding. Small minor chip at top end of spine. Binders stamp to top corner front endpaper “Bickers & Son, Leicester Sqr.” Inscription opposite “Leonard Mon... View more info

Image for Animals at Work and Play Their Activities and Emotions. With Illustrations.

Animals at Work and Play Their Activities and Emotions. With Illustrations.

By: CORNISH, C. J.:

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Seeley and Co. 1896:

Seller ID: 79548


Hardback, 8 x 5 inches. In full polished light brown calf Leather binding, gilt paneled boards, raised and gilt banding to spine, with lettering to black leather spine label and gilt decorations. Gilt school vignette to front. Marbled edges and endpapers. Fine Binding by BICKERS AND SON. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to corners and edges. Some darkening and rubbing to spine, slight fading to edges of boards. Gilt vignette to front reads: “Camberwell Gr... View more info

Image for Scenes in Camp and Jungle Wild Men and Wild Beasts.

Scenes in Camp and Jungle Wild Men and Wild Beasts.

By: CUMMING, Lt. Col. Gordon:

Price: £60.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Edmonston & Douglas, 1871 1st:

Seller ID: 79188


Hardback, 9 x 6 inches. Green pebbled cloth with gilt lettering to spine, and black lettering and gilt tiger design to front. Marbled endpapers. In very good condition. Boards have been professionally re-bound and original cloth re-laid on spine. Corners bumped, edges rubbed. A couple of small spots and handling marks else inside pages and plates all very clean and tight throughout. 351pp. Illustrated with 18 plates, (11 half-tone, 7 b&W.) View more info

Image for The Seasons & The Fisherman. A Book For Children.

The Seasons & The Fisherman. A Book For Children.

By: DARLING, F. Fraser: TUNNICLIFFE, C. F.:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Cambridge, University Press, 1942 repr:

Seller ID: 78946


Hardback, 9 x 7 ins. Illustrated blue paper covers, in illustrated paper dustwrap. In very good condition with very good dustwrap. (DW some rubbing to corners and edges, in protective sleeve.) Some minor rubbing to edges of boards. Endpapers slightly darkened, “Foyles” bookseller label to front. Else an excellent clean & tight copy. 70pp. With B&W woodcut illustrations by C.F. Tunnicliffe. View more info

Image for The Descent of Man. And Selection in Relation to Sex. Second Edition, Revised and augmented. Twenty-First Thousand. With Illustrations.

The Descent of Man. And Selection in Relation to Sex. Second Edition, Revised and augmented. Twenty-First Thousand. With Illustrations.

By: DARWIN, Charles;

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, John Murray, 1887 (2nd. revised & augmented. 21st. thou.).:

Seller ID: 78481


Hardback, Approx 8 x 5 inches. Dark green cloth, with gilt lettering and decoration to spine, blind paneled boards. Brown endpapers. In very good condition. Some rubbing to covers and extremities. Some darkening to spine. Small stamp on front endpaper “Ferguson, Raith.” with inscription on following plain endpaper “Alice Luttrell, from Val Ferguson, 1890.” Inside pages all very clean & tight throughout. 693pp. 78 b&w figures within text. View more info

Image for A Naturalist’s Voyage Round The World. Or, Journal of Researches into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries visited during the Voyage round the world of H.M.S. "Beagle" under the Command of Captain Fitz Roy. A New Edition, With Illustrations.

A Naturalist’s Voyage Round The World. Or, Journal of Researches into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries visited during the Voyage round the world of H.M.S. "Beagle" under the Command of Captain Fitz Roy. A New Edition, With Illustrations.

By: DARWIN, Charles;

Price: £100.00

Publisher: London, John Murray, 1888 18th Thou:

Seller ID: 79061


Hardback, approx 8 x 5 inches. Green cloth with gilt lettering to spine and green lettering and blocked design to front. In very good condition. Some minor darkening to spine, some rubbing to edges, corners slightly bumped. Some minor marks to boards. Front hinge slightly cracked between endpapers. Some minor handling marks to pages, else a very clean and tight copy. 615pp + 32pp cat. Some small B&W illustrations within text. View more info

Image for The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin Including an Autobiographical Chapter. Edited by His Son Francis Darwin. In Three Volumes.

The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin Including an Autobiographical Chapter. Edited by His Son Francis Darwin. In Three Volumes.

By: DARWIN, Francis;

Price: £100.00

Publisher: London, John Murray, 1888 7th thou, revised:

Seller ID: 77964


4 vols. Hardback, 9 x 5.5 inches. Light green cloth with gilt lettering and banding to spines and blind panelled boards. Dark navy endpapers. In very good conditions. Cloths faded with darkening to spines and rubbing to edges, slight bumps to corners. Some light rubbing to board faces. Small owners labels to corners of endpapers. Inscriptions to following blank endpapers “Leonard Brown 1889”. Some mild foxing between endpapers and to page edges. Some slight t... View more info

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Reinventing Darwin. The Great Evolutionary Debate.

By: ELDREDGE, Niles;

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicholson 1995 1st edition:

Seller ID: 77252


Hardback. 9.5 x 6 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt lettering to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good near fine condition with very good near fine dustwrapper. (DW in protective sleeve.) 244pp. View more info

Image for Game Animals of Eastern Africa.

Game Animals of Eastern Africa.

By: GUGGISBERG, C. A. W.;

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Patwa News Agency 1950 2nd rev:

Seller ID: 75027


Size 4.5 x 6.5 inches. In green faux leather cloth covered boards with gilt to front. With original illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with good dustwrapper. (DW is torn at edges with some minor loss to corners at ends of spine.) Inside neat inscription to front endpaper. Some minor handling to pages else a clean and tight copy. 64pp. With b&w full page illustrations. View more info

Image for The Yorkshire Jurassic Flora; I – Thallophyta – Pteridophyta, II – Flora of the Pipe-Clay Series of Dorset (Lower Bagshot), III – Bennettitales, IV – Ginkgoales and Czekanowskiales, V – Coniferales. In Five Volumes.

The Yorkshire Jurassic Flora; I – Thallophyta – Pteridophyta, II – Flora of the Pipe-Clay Series of Dorset (Lower Bagshot), III – Bennettitales, IV – Ginkgoales and Czekanowskiales, V – Coniferales. In Five Volumes.

By: HARRIS, Thomas Maxwell; CHANDLER Marjorie; MILLINGTON; MILLER;

Price: £300.00

Publisher: London Order of the Trustees of the British Museum 1961-79 1st editions:

Seller ID: 76987


5 volumes. Hardbacks, large, 12 x 10 inches. In grey cloth covers with gilt lettering. Vol.5 with gilt vignette to front. Volumes 3&4 with original dustwrappers. In very good near fine conditions with near fine dustwraps. (DW, vol4 slightly faded around edges.) A couple of small marks to cloths. Inside pages very clean and tight throughout. Illustrated with highly detailed b&w diagrams. View more info