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Image for The River Runs Uphill : A Story of Success and Failure

The River Runs Uphill : A Story of Success and Failure

By: Aickman, Robert

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Burton on Trent, J.M Pearson 1986: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 35865

ISBN: 0907864384

Condition: Very Good


210 pp., illustrated in b/w, jacket very slightly discoloured and creased, prev owners bookplate on pasetdown View more info

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The Book of Indian Birds. Indian Natural History Series, Vol. I

By: Ali, Salim

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Bombay, The Bombay Natural History Society 1946: 1946

Edition: Fourth Edition, Enlarged and Revised

Book number: 57208

Condition: Very Good


xl, 440, xli-xliv pp. Original gilt-decorated green cloth in pictorial dust wrapper. Dj chipped at spine ends. Cloth clean. Internally clean. No ownership names. With nearly 200 colour plates and a map. View more info

Image for Herbals Their Origin And Evolution, a Chapter in the History of Botany 1470 - 1670

Herbals Their Origin And Evolution, a Chapter in the History of Botany 1470 - 1670

By: Arber, Agnes

Price: £55.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge at the University Press 1912: 1912

Book number: 59089

Condition: Very Good


xviii, 253 pp., Several b/w plates and in text b/w illustrations. Appendix chronological list of important herbals, and index. Stain to last page of index and some toning to the extremities. Prize bookplate on front pastedown View more info

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The Folklore of Birds. The New Naturalist

By: Armstrong, Edward A.

Price: £95.00

Publisher: London, Collins 1958: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 59596

Condition: Very Good


xvi, 272 pp. Publisher's cloth in pictorial dust wrapper. Small chip to jacket with rear panel slightly darkened. Ink owner's inscription to front endpaper. Cloth clean. Internally clean. With 55 photographs and 85 in-text illustrations. View more info

Image for Class Book of Botany : Being an Introduction to the Study of the Vegetable Kingdom. Bound in three parts

Class Book of Botany : Being an Introduction to the Study of the Vegetable Kingdom. Bound in three parts

By: Balfour, J. H.

Price: £95.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Adam and Charles Black 1859: 1859

Book number: 59698

Condition: Very Good


In three volumes. xiv, 358; 359-704; 705-1114 pp. Contemporary maroon half morocco over maroon cloth. Raised bands to spines with gilt lettering. All edges marbled. Marbled endpapers. Some spotting & staining to boards. Internally all volumes clean. Armorial bookplate to front pastedowns. With 1800 in-text engravings. Folding chart at rear of part three. View more info

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Just Pups

By: Barker, K F

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Country Life Ltd 1937: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 45527

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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Just Dogs : Sketches in Pen & Pencil

By: Barker, K. F.

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Country Life Ltd. 1933: 1933

Book number: 59694

Condition: Good


xiv, 73 pp. Publisher's quarter cloth over boards. Boards slightly darkened & edgeworn. Front endpaper cut. Ink owner's name to first blank. Internally clean. Illustrations throughout by the author. View more info

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The Field and Forest Handy Book : New Ideas for Out of Doors

By: Beard, D. C.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons 1906: 1906

Book number: 60137

Condition: Very Good


xiv, 428, (4) pp. Publisher's pictorial cloth. Clean copy. No ownership names. Numerous in-text illustrations. View more info

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Bumblebees - New Naturalist # 98

By: Benton, Ted

Price: £100.00

Publisher: London, United Kingdom, Collins 2006: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 35583

ISBN: 0007174500

Condition: Fine


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, enablin... View more info

Image for 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

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

By: Besler, Basilius

Price: £60.00

Publisher: Munchen, Konrad Kolbl 1964: 1964

Book number: 46146

Condition: Near Fine


[unpaginated] 1964 facsimile of the famous work, bound in a smart brown faux leather. Slight mark to foredge. View more info

Image for 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

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

By: Bingley, William

Price: £125.00

Publisher: London, Printed for Baldwin & Craddock 1831: 1831

Book number: 52078

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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A History Of Ornithology - New Naturalist # 104

By: Bircham, Peter

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Collins 2007: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 31864

ISBN: 0007199694

Condition: As New


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' ... View more info

Image for The Orchids of the Cape Peninsula. Off-Print from the Transactions of the South African Philosophical Society, 1888, Vol. V., Part I.

The Orchids of the Cape Peninsula. Off-Print from the Transactions of the South African Philosophical Society, 1888, Vol. V., Part I.

By: Bolus, Harry

Price: £250.00

Publisher: Cape Town, Printed by West, Newman and Co., London 1888: 1888

Edition: First Edition Thus

Book number: 57973

Condition: Good


viii, 75-200, + plates. Contemporary dark green cloth with gilt lettering to front board and spine. Boards slightly marked and worn at spine ends. Leaves loose in case. Spotting to prelims. With 36 full-page part-coloured plates. Complete. View more info

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Darwin's Garden Down House and the Origin of Species

By: Boulter, M.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Constable 2008: 2008

Edition: 1st Printing

Book number: 40411

ISBN: 1845295994

Condition: Near Fine


251 pp, illustrated in b/w View more info

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Lloyd's Natural History. In 16 volumes

By: Bowdler Sharpe, R. editor

Price: £475.00

Publisher: London, Edward Lloyd, Limited 1896 / 1897: 1896

Book number: 49415

Condition: Good


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 chro... View more info

Image for 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

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

By: Brook, Richard

Price: £295.00

Publisher: London, Frederick Farrah [1854]: 1854

Book number: 44228

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

Image for Plantae Utiliores, Or Illustrations of Useful Plants, Employed in the Arts and Medicine. Vol. III and Vol. IV

Plantae Utiliores, Or Illustrations of Useful Plants, Employed in the Arts and Medicine. Vol. III and Vol. IV

By: Burnett, M. A.

Price: £650.00

Publisher: London, Whittaker & Co. 1847 / 1850: 1847

Book number: 51979

Condition: Good


Vol. III and Vol. IV bound in one. Unpaginated. Bound in grey cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Wear to spine ends, outer spine joints and extremities. Inner hinges split. Cloth marked. Endpapers foxed. Separate title pages and contents pages. With 129 of 132 hand-coloured full page lithographic plates. Four plates loose with tears to edges. A very few plates with light foxing, all others plates clean and fresh with no foxing or staining. Colours fresh and vibrant. A Good copy. View more info

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Terns - New Naturalist 123

By: Cabot, David and Ian Nisbet

Price: £55.00

Publisher: London, Harper Collins 2013: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 47330

ISBN: 0007412479

Condition: As New


xiv., 461, [2]. Illustrated throughout. Cover design by Robert Gillmor View more info

Image for Birds Ashore And A-Foreshore

Birds Ashore And A-Foreshore

By: Chalmers, Peter R.

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Collins 1935: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 49231

Condition: Very Good


180 pp, with 16 illustrations in colour and many b/w drawings, signed by the author on title page, some fading to book cloth. View more info

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Game Birds

By: Coles, Charles and Maurice Pledger

Price: £325.00

Publisher: London, William Collins Sons & Company Limited 1981: 1981

Edition: Limited Edition

Book number: 51263

Condition: Fine


Signed limited edition. This is copy no. 91 of an edition limited to 250 copies. Signed by the artist and author on limitation page. 117 pp. Leather spine over green cloth. Five raised bands to spine with gilt lettering. Top edge gilt. In green cloth slipcase slightly worn along top edge. With 24 full-colour tipped-in plates illustrated by Maurice Pledger. Fine condition in VG slipcase. View more info