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The River Runs Uphill : A Story of Success and Failure, Aickman, Robert
1 Aickman, Robert The River Runs Uphill : A Story of Success and Failure
Burton on Trent J.M Pearson 1986 1986 0907864384 / 9780907864387 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 8vo. 
210 pp., illustrated in b/w, jacket very slightly discoloured and creased, prev owners bookplate on pasetdown 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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The New Practical Gardener and Modern Horticulturist, Anderson, James, editor
2 Anderson, James, editor The New Practical Gardener and Modern Horticulturist
London William Mackenzie N.d. [1870's] 1870 Half Morocco Good Large 8vo. 
988 pp. Contemporary half morocco over pebbled cloth. Raised bands to spine with gilt-ruled panels and maroon leather title label. All edges marbled. Marbled endpapers. Creasing to spine. Boards marked. Internally clean. With 27 colour plates. Additional in-text and full-page b&w plates. Binding firm. In Good to VG condition. 
Price: 150.00 GBP
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In the Polar Regions : Or, Nature and Natural History in the Frozen Zone. With Anecdotes and Stories of Adventure and Travel, Anon
3 Anon In the Polar Regions : Or, Nature and Natural History in the Frozen Zone. With Anecdotes and Stories of Adventure and Travel
London T. Nelson and Sons 1886 1886 Full Calf - Prize Binding Very Good 8vo. 
238 pp. Full tan calf with decorative gilt panels and black leather title label to spine. All edges marbled. Marbled endpapers. Prize binding with gilt school device to front board and prize bookplate to front pastedown. Bound by Bickers. Light marks to boards. internally clean and fresh. Illustrations. VG 
Price: 48.00 GBP
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Wild Flowers of Attica, ATCHLEY, Shirley Clifford & TURRIL:L, W. B.
4 ATCHLEY, Shirley Clifford & TURRIL:L, W. B. Wild Flowers of Attica
Oxford Oxford at the Clarendon Press 1938 1938 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 4to. EVERETT, W. O. ( illus.) 
1st edition, 4to. Colour illustrations. Very Good in Very Good dustwrapper. Some marking to the endpapers, minor fraying to top of wrapper 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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The Beauties of Nature and the Wonders of the World We Live In, Avebury, Right Hon. Lord
5 Avebury, Right Hon. Lord The Beauties of Nature and the Wonders of the World We Live In
London Macmillan and Co., Limited 1902 1902 Full Calf - Prize Binding Very Good 8vo. Prize Binding 
ix, 227 pp. Full dark green calf. Raised bands to spine with decorative gilt panels and brown leather title label. Gilt school device of Framlingham College to front board and prize bookplate to front pastedown. All edges marbled and marbled endpapers. Bound by Relfe Brothers. Faint spotting to boards and prelims. In-text illustrations. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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Just Pups, Barker, K F
6 Barker, K F Just Pups
London Country Life Ltd 1937 1937 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 4to. Barker, K. F. 
xiv, 64, [10] pp., Illustrated in b/w. Jacket chipped with one portion of loss to spine. A few spots of foxing and some closed minor tears at edges. Edges, and final pages spotted slightly. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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A History of British Reptiles, BELL, Thomas
7 BELL, Thomas A History of British Reptiles
London John Van Voorst 1839 1839 First Edition Publisher's Cloth Good 8vo. 
pp. xxiv., 142, [2 pub. adverts.]. Original gilt lettered dark green pebble cloth. Wood engravings in the text. A little weak at the front hinge,, and some foxing to the endpapers, but otherwise a very good copy. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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Bumblebees - New Naturalist # 98, Benton, Ted
8 Benton, Ted Bumblebees - New Naturalist # 98
London, United Kingdom Collins 2006 2006 0007174500 / 9780007174508 First Edition Hard Cover Fine 8vo. 
xi., 580 pp., illustrated throughout, this is an account of the behaviour and ecology of bumblebees. The author provides information of the lives of the 25 species of bumblebee found throughout the UK, which includes: colour photographs of the sexes and castes of all species; detailed photographs of the bumblebee habitats; and more. A detailed and up-to-date account of the behaviour and ecology of bumblebees. This group of relatively large, colourful and familiar insects are a very popular subject of study because their behaviour can be observed without the use of elaborate equipment, enabling amateur and experienced entomologists alike to get close to these colourful and social creatures. Unlike honey bees, bumblebees work on plants with no nectar, and play a crucial role in the pollination of flowers and vegetables. The farming industry relies heavily on these efficient pollinators: few, if any bean flowers, for example, would set pods unless they were pollinated by bumblebees, and many apple, pear and plum trees rely on visits for a bountiful harvest. However, bumblebee populations have recently suffered alarming decline, with three of the UK populations already extinct and another nine on the endangered species list. A further decline in numbers could have a serious economic impact on the farming industry. In light of this, bumblebees have been a source of much interest, and detailed research and field studies over the past decade have brought them into the public eye and raised awareness of their plight. "New Naturalist - Bumblebees" is an entirely new addition to the increasingly popular New Naturalist series, and is written by an expert in the field. Ted Benton combines 15 years of his own field studies of the species with all the latest research and findings, to provide a detailed and comprehensive account of the lives of the 25 species of bumblebee found throughout the UK, which includes: acclaimed colour photographs of the sexes and castes of all species; detailed photographs of the bumblebee habitats; detailed key to help aid identification, and original anatomical line drawings; information on identification features, foraging behaviour and distribution; latest findings on conservation status and habitat requirements. 
Price: 100.00 GBP
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Hortus Eystettensis, sive diligens et accurata omnium plantarum, florum, stirpium, et variis orbis terrae partibus, singulari studio collectarum, quae in celeberrimis viridariis Archem Episcopalem ibidem cingentibus, hoc tempore conspiciuntur, delineatio, Besler, Basilius
9 Besler, Basilius Hortus Eystettensis, sive diligens et accurata omnium plantarum, florum, stirpium, et variis orbis terrae partibus, singulari studio collectarum, quae in celeberrimis viridariis Archem Episcopalem ibidem cingentibus, hoc tempore conspiciuntur, delineatio
Munchen Konrad Kolbl 1964 1964 Hardcover Near Fine 4to. 
[unpaginated] 1964 facsimile of the famous work, bound in a smart brown faux leather. Slight mark to foredge. 
Price: 60.00 GBP
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A General History of Quadrupeds, Bewick, Thomas
10 Bewick, Thomas A General History of Quadrupeds
Newcastle Upon Tyne Edward Walker for T. Bewick 1811 1811 Sixth Edition Full Calf Very Good 8vo. Illustrated Bewick, Thomas 
The sixth edition. x, 525, (1) pp. Full calf with decorative gilt panels & lettering to spine. Gilt borders to boards. Sympathetically rebacked with original spine laid down. Marbled endpapers. Advert at rear for Bewick's 'History of British Birds.' Numerous in-text wood engravings by Bewick. Binding firm. A VG copy. 
Price: 250.00 GBP
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Useful Knowledge; Or, A Familiar Account of the Various Productions of Nature, Mineral, Vegetable, and Anmal, Which are Chiefly Employed for the Use of Man. In three volumes, Bingley, William
11 Bingley, William Useful Knowledge; Or, A Familiar Account of the Various Productions of Nature, Mineral, Vegetable, and Anmal, Which are Chiefly Employed for the Use of Man. In three volumes
London Printed for Baldwin & Craddock 1831 1831 Full Diced Calf Very Good 8vo. 
In 3 volumes complete. The fifth edition. viii, 280; iv, 284; iv, 264 pp. Bound in original green diced calf. Raised bands to spines with gilt panels and red leather title labels. Marbled edges and endpapers. Minor marks to boards. Engraved frontis and several engraved plates to each volume. All plates present. A VG set. 
Price: 125.00 GBP
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A History Of Ornithology - New Naturalist # 104, Bircham, Peter
12 Bircham, Peter A History Of Ornithology - New Naturalist # 104
London Collins 2007 2007 0007199694 / 9780007199693 First Edition Hardback As New 8vo. 
xii 483, pp. illustrated. Peter Bircham looks at the history of British ornithology, spanning a millennium and exploring along the way the first bird book, the earliest British lists, various notable scientists, collectors and artists, the first studies of migration, and the challenges presented by classification. He traces the development of the British Ornithologists' Union and other organisations, and finishes with a review of the current state of ornithology in Britain. What did we know about birds a thousand years ago, and how has our understanding developed? 'A History of Ornithology' offers a complete history of birdwatching in Britain. Amateur birdwatchers have contributed enormously to our understanding of the birds around us. At the same time, ornithology has developed as a science -- in the field, in the laboratory, and in the universities -- and birds have played their part in pushing forward the frontiers of biological knowledge. 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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Birds of the West Indies, Bond, James
13 Bond, James Birds of the West Indies
London Collins 1971 1971 0002120240 / 9780002120241 Second Edition Cloth Very Good 8vo. 
Revised and enlarged edition. 256 pp. Publisher's red cloth in pictorial dust jacket. Clean copy. Jacket bright. Endpaper maps. With 80 colour illustrations by Don R. Eckelberry and 186 line drawings by Earl L. Poole. 429 species described. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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Horses and Horsemen and Stable-Management, Bosvile, Godfrey
14 Bosvile, Godfrey Horses and Horsemen and Stable-Management
London George Routledge & Sons Ltd 1908 1908 First Edition 1/4 Morocco Very Good 8vo. 
ix, 276 pp., Several b/w photographic plates and illustrations. Bound in a handsome midnight blue quarter morocco with blue cloth boards. TEG. Minor tanning and foxing to ffeps and endpapers, but very good and clean internally. 
Price: 100.00 GBP
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Darwin's Garden Down House and the Origin of Species, Boulter, M.
15 Boulter, M. Darwin's Garden Down House and the Origin of Species
London Constable 2008 2008 1845295994 / 9781845295998 1st Printing Hard Cover Near Fine 8vo. 
251 pp, illustrated in b/w 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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Lloyd's Natural History. In 16 volumes, Bowdler Sharpe, R. editor
16 Bowdler Sharpe, R. editor Lloyd's Natural History. In 16 volumes
London Edward Lloyd, Limited 1896 / 1897 1896 Cloth Good 8vo. 
In 16 volumes complete. Original cloth with gilt-lettered spines. Set comprises: 'A Hand-Book to the Birds of Great Britain' in 4 volumes; 'A Hand-Book to the Order Lepidoptera' in 5 volumes; 'A Hand-Book to the Game-Birds' 2 volumes; 'A Hand-Book to the Marsupialia and Monotremata;' 'A Hand-Book to the Primates' 2 volumes; 'A Hand-Book to the Carnivora' and 'A Hand-Book to the British Mammalia.' Spines faded & marked and quite chipped at head & foot. First volume has 1.5cm tear at top of spine. Spine lettering legible. Endpapers browned. One hinge split. Internally clean. Numerous colour chromolithographic plates in all volumes. A Good set. 
Price: 475.00 GBP
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Brook's Family Herbal : A History and Description of the British and Foreign Plants Which Are Useful to Man, Either as Food, Medicine, or in the Arts and Manufactures, Brook, Richard
17 Brook, Richard Brook's Family Herbal : A History and Description of the British and Foreign Plants Which Are Useful to Man, Either as Food, Medicine, or in the Arts and Manufactures
London Arthur C. Bonsall N.d. [c. 1880's] 1880 Revised Edition Gilt Decorated Cloth Very Good Small 8vo. 
Seventy-Second Thousand. xxii, 382 (2) pp. Original dark green blind-stamped cloth with gilt decoration & lettering to front board & spine. Minor marks to boards. With sixteen full-page colour plates. Arranged by class and order with an introductory chapter describing the classification system of Linnaeus. Indices to plants, diseases and medical preparations. Two pages of adverts at rear. Binding firm. A VG copy. 
Price: 60.00 GBP
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The Cyclopaedia of Botany and Complete Book of Herbs: Forming a History and Description of All Plants, British or Foreign Which are Known to be Useful to Man, Brook, Richard
18 Brook, Richard The Cyclopaedia of Botany and Complete Book of Herbs: Forming a History and Description of All Plants, British or Foreign Which are Known to be Useful to Man
London Frederick Farrah [1854] 1854 1/4 Morocco Very Good 8vo. 
2 volumes in 1. lix., 348 ; title, 349 - 733, directions to binder. 100 hand coloured plates as called for. Hand coloured vignette title. Bound in a recent quarter dark green morocco with marbled boards. Some foxing, but still a pleasing copy. 
Price: 295.00 GBP
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Birds their Cages and Their Keep being a practical manual of bird-keeping, and bird rearing, Buist, K. A.
19 Buist, K. A. Birds their Cages and Their Keep being a practical manual of bird-keeping, and bird rearing
London MacMillan & Co Ltd. 1874 1874 Decorated Cloth Very Good 8vo. 
x., 177 pp., + [56 pp pub catalogue]. b/w plates. Colour frontis, boards rubbed and marked with some loss to the head of the spine. Light foxing here and there. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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The Log of a Sea-Waif, Being Recollections of the First Four Years of My Sea Life, Bullen, Frank T.
20 Bullen, Frank T. The Log of a Sea-Waif, Being Recollections of the First Four Years of My Sea Life
London Smith, Elder & Co. 1901 1901 Third Impression Half Morocco Very Good 8vo. 
349pp. With 8 illustrations. The pages between the endpapers and the title page are heavily foxed (as are their corresponding pages at the back), and there is a very occasional single spot on pages here and there, and the very edges of the pages are a little foxed, but otherwise clean and bright in nice dark green half morocco with green cloth boards. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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