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Birds of the Indian Sub-Continent including India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh & Sri Lanka, Woodcock, Martin W.
Birds of the Indian Sub-Continent including India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh & Sri Lanka

Silent Spring, Carson, Rachel
Silent Spring

Notes and Jottings from Animal Life, Buckland (M.A.), Frank
Notes and Jottings from Animal Life

Butterflies and Late Loves, Fountaine, Margaret ;   Cater, W.F.         (ed)
Butterflies and Late Loves

The Lost Ark - New & Rediscovered Animals of the 20th Century, Shuker, Dr. Karl
The Lost Ark - New & Rediscovered Animals of the 20th Century

The Oxford Book of Birds, Campbell, Bruce
The Oxford Book of Birds

Aberrations of British Butterflies, Russwurm, A.D.A.
Aberrations of British Butterflies

Foreign Birds for Cage and Aviary - Waxbills, Weavers, Whydahs, Soderberg, P.M.
Foreign Birds for Cage and Aviary - Waxbills, Weavers, Whydahs

 

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Catch Me a Colobus, Durrell, Gerald
31 Catch Me a Colobus
Durrell, Gerald. Collins, London, 1972. first edition, Hardback, 215mm x 137mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , 221pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Edward Mortelmans. Good/Good. Gift Inscription. Exterior edges bumped and faded, block edges darkened, some foxing and spotty staining, pages overall clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) is darkened and worn around edges, front flap clipped. A typically readable volume from celebrated naturalist Durrell, full of entertaining details about the exotic animals in his globe-trottiing life. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: animal, ape, hornbill, Africa. 13087

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Flora of Staffordshire - Flowering Plants and Ferns, Edees, E.S.
32 Flora of Staffordshire - Flowering Plants and Ferns
Edees, E.S.. David & Charles, Newton Abbot, 1972. first edition, Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, viii prelims, 280pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Owners inscription. Spine a little bumped and creased but no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper has spine a little bumped. Clean with little evidence of handling or shelfwear. The first full account of the distribution of the flowering plants and ferns of Staffordshire. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: Staffordshire, plants, ferns. 5246

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The Iguanadon Mystery, Edmonds, William
33 The Iguanadon Mystery
Edmonds, William. Kestrel, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, 1979. first edition, Hardback, 254mm x 163mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 80pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Vana Haggerty. Good +++/Good +. Spine and boards bumped but clean, block also clean if a little darkened. Book has been read but still presentable. Dustwrapper has some shelfwear and evidence of handling over years but still clean save for ink erasure of price. Rather engaging account of how fossil evidence added up to produce today's knowledge of a special kind of dinosaur. Book suitable for older and younger readers. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: Dinosaur, iguanadon, fossil. 9146

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34 The Observer's Book of Birds' Eggs
Evans, G. (ed). Frederick Warne, London / New York, 1974. second edition, Hardback, 145mm x 93mm brown cloth boards, black titles, second edition, 13th impression, , 224pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Illustrations by H.D. Swain. Good +/Good +++. Owners inscription. Book has been well read but overall clean and unmarked, binding a little exposed in places. Owner addres embossed on front endpaper. Dustwrapper is bright and clean with minimal wear. Late print or revised edition of pocket-sized guide for the responsible observer of British biirds' eggs. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: bird, sparrow, owl, pipit. 13626

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Green-Eyed Flo - The cat, the fox & the badgers, Ferris, Chris
35 Green-Eyed Flo - The cat, the fox & the badgers
Ferris, Chris. Fourth Estate, London, 1992. first edition, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, x prelims, 246+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Gift Inscription. Spine and boards bumped, light wear and a little foxing to block edges, else clean. Dustwrapper is clean with light wear from handling. Rather lovely account of days and nights on the author's woodland sanctuary for badgers and foxes, in the company of her most knowledgeable feline companion. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: woodland, owl, sett. 14272

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A Guide to the Birds of Trinidad and Tobago, Ffrench, Richard
36 A Guide to the Birds of Trinidad and Tobago
Ffrench, Richard. Harrowood Books, Newtown Square, 1980. second edition, Hardback, 195mm x 134mm brown cloth boards, black titles, second edition, xix prelims, 470+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Illustrations by John P. O'Neill, Don. R. Eckelberry. Good/Fair. Owners inscription. Book has two owner stickers, has been well read, with edges now grubby, some inscriptions throughout, exterior clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) is worn from handling with chipping and some grubbiness. Revised edition of standard field guide for the ornithologist on the Caribbean islands of Trinidad and Tobago. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: ornithology, manakin, frigate, mangrove. 13623

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The Snow Geese, Fiennes, William
37 The Snow Geese
Fiennes, William. Picador, London, 2002. first edition, Hardback, 224mm x 142mm black cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 4th impression, , 250pp. Good +++/Good +++. Book has been handled but still tight and clean save for some pinpoint foxing on top block edge. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear, sticker on front. "An inspired work of natural history and a poetic meditation on leaving and homing" concerning the great migrations of North American geese. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: goose, tundra, migration, Canada. 13795

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Sea-Birds - An Introduction to the Natural History of the Sea-Birds of the North Atlantic, Fisher, James ;   Lockley, R.M.
38 Sea-Birds - An Introduction to the Natural History of the Sea-Birds of the North Atlantic
Fisher, James ; Lockley, R.M.. Bloomsbury Books, London, 1989. first thus, Hardback, 216mm x 151mm cream cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, xvi prelims, 320+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Spine bumped, hint of foxing to block edges and to opening/closing pages, else clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) is clean with minimal wear. Latter-day reprint of volume in Collins New Naturalist Series which offers a fine illustrated guide to the seabirds of the North Atlantic. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: Skua, Auk, Pelican, migration. 14981

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39 The Wild Flowers of Britain and Northern Europe
Fitter, Richard ; Fitter, Alastair. Collins, London, 1980. third edition, Paperback, 190mm x 115mm , 336pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Illustrations by Marjorie Blamey. Good +/NoWrapper. Book has been read, exterior a little tanned, faint foxing to block edges, clean and bright overall. Handy guide to over 1200 trees, shrubs and flowering plants growing wild in the British Isles and in Europe from the Alps to the Arctic. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: plant, shrub, flower, nature. 16048

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Gilbert White and His Records - A Scientific Biography, Foster, Paul G.M.
40 Gilbert White and His Records - A Scientific Biography
Foster, Paul G.M.. Christopher Helm, London, 1988. first edition, Hardback, 223mm x 140mm light blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xv prelims, 240+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Book is clean and tight with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear. Excellent account of how the 18th century author of "Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne" came to gain such eminence as a pioneering naturalist. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: naturalist, Selborne, Pennant, scientific. 13925

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Butterflies and Late Loves, Fountaine, Margaret ;   Cater, W.F.         (ed)
41 Butterflies and Late Loves
Fountaine, Margaret ; Cater, W.F. (ed). Penguin, London, 1988. first thus, Paperback, 197mm x 128mm , 174pp. plus advertisments,Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback is a little tanned around edges, else clean with minimal wear. "The Further Travels and Adventures of a Victorian Lady" in a softcover edition edited by Cater. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: butterfly, Tibet, Trinidad, travel. 15399

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Australian Fantasy, Glass, Dudley
42 Australian Fantasy
Glass, Dudley. Hutchinson, London, Hardback, 280mm x 205mm brown cloth boards, 128pp. Photographic illustrations. Good/Fair. Book is worn by age and handling, and has the unmistakably flimsy feel of a wartime/austerity production, but pages basically bright and clean. Dustwrapper (now protected and secured) is generally worn, chipped and grubby around edges. Some small loss at edges also, original price sticker on front. No date or edition given for this collection of photographs of Australia urban, rural and bush, but book feels like a wartime/austerity production. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: Sydney, outback, bush, kangaroo. 9992

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Birds of Mountain and Moorland, Gooders, John             (ed)
43 Birds of Mountain and Moorland
Gooders, John (ed). Orbis Publishing Ltd, London, 1978. first edition, Hardback, 31cm x 23cm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 264pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Large-scale book is bright and clean save for a little darkening and foxing to block edges. Spine and boards bumped, otherwise clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some shelfwear along top edges but still smart and presentable overall. Second of five volumes in the Orbis Encyclopedia of Birds of Britain and Europe presents a comprehensive guide to the birds of the rugged uplands and moorlands, including many birds of prey. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: Ornithology, falcon, buzzard, eagle This book is unusually heavy or large and may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 732

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Eight Little Piggies - Reflections in Natural History, Gould, Stephen Jay
44 Eight Little Piggies - Reflections in Natural History
Gould, Stephen Jay. Jonathan Cape, London, 1993. first thus, Paperback, 234mm x 155mm , 479pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback is tight, square and clean, No creasing to spine, just a llittle grubbiness around edges. UK paperback edition of Gould's typically readable expositon of natural history and evolution. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: evolution, nature, gene, selection This book is unusually heavy or large and may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 9971

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Choosing and Keeping Chickens, Graham, Chris
45 Choosing and Keeping Chickens
Graham, Chris. Bounty, London, 2009. first edition, Hardback, 206mm x 190mm decorated boards, 208pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book has been handled, corners bumped, clean and bright overall. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear to edges. Lavishly illustrated guide to the successful keeping of chickens, produced in association with Poultry magazine. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: coop, layer, bantam, hen. 15327

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Wild Flowers of Britain and Northwest Europe, Grey-Wilson, Christopher
46 Wild Flowers of Britain and Northwest Europe
Grey-Wilson, Christopher. Dorling Kindersley, London, 1995. first edition, Paperback, 215mm x 145mm , 320pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Illustrations by Neil Fletcher. Good +++/NoWrapper. Flapped paperback has some bumping to bottom front cover, some speckles to top block edge, else clean and tight. Typically colourful and massively detailed DK guide to wild flowers of Britain and nearby Europe. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: ivy, pea, violet, daisy. 15334

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Serengeti Shall Not Die, Grzimek, Bernhard ;   Grzimek, Michael
47 Serengeti Shall Not Die
Grzimek, Bernhard ; Grzimek, Michael. Collins, London, 1965. second thus, Hardback, 203mm x 135mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, second thus, 256+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good +. Previous owner's name. Block edges grubby from handling with a little foxing, overall clean and unmarked. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some light wear and a little grubbiness from handling, else clean and presentable. Classic 20th century work of natural history, in translation from the 1959 German by E.L. and D. Rewald. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: safari, Tanzania, Masai, migration. 13622

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Cat Confidential, Halls, Vicky
48 Cat Confidential
Halls, Vicky. Bantam Press, London, 2004. first edition, Hardback, 240mm x 157mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 6th impression, , ix prelims, 255+pp. Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Hardback is clean and tight with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear. "The Book Your Cat Would Want You To Read" offers a mass of practical advice for the cat owner. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: kitten, fur, pet, feline. 13782

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A Case of Hives (a book for those itching to start beekeeping), Heath, Len             (ed)
49 A Case of Hives (a book for those itching to start beekeeping)
Heath, Len (ed). BBNQ, Burrowbridge, Somerset, 1985. first edition, Paperback, 207mm x 145mm , viii prelims, 74pp. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Softcover volume has been handled, light wear to exterior, pages clean. An expert apiarist's assessment of the sundry types of beehive used in Britain, illustrated throughout. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: apiary, queen, bee, honey. 14872

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Somerset Birds and some other folk, Hendy, E.W.
50 Somerset Birds and some other folk
Hendy, E.W.. Eyre & Spottiswoode, London, 1944. first edition, Hardback, 222mm x 142mm red cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , 165+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +/Fair. Exterior nice and clean, block edges also clean save for doxing to edges and to opening/closing pages. Book is a wartime production. Dustwrapper (now protected) is worn, chipped around edges, two small patches of loss, front flap clipped, rear grubby. Rather lovely guide to birds and wildlife in Somerset. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: Exmoor, weasel, merlin, chaffinch. 15336

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Guide to Bees and Honey, Hooper (NDB), Ted
51 Guide to Bees and Honey
Hooper (NDB), Ted. The Blandford Press, Poole, 1979. first edition, Hardback, 222mm x 143mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , 260+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Previous owner's name. Block edges a little darkened with age, else clean and tight. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal edgewear, spine colour faded, front flap clipped. Excellent illustrated handbook for the beginner and experienced beekeeper. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: honeybee, hive, apiary.. 13857

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Birds in London, Hudson (F.Z.S.), W.H.
52 Birds in London
Hudson (F.Z.S.), W.H.. Longmans, Green, London, 1898. first edition, Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xvi prelims, 339pp. plus advertisments, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Illustrations by Bryan Hook, A.D. R.B. Lodge, Good +/NoWrapper. Spine and boards bumped and worn, notably at ends of spine. Block darkened by age, edges grubby from handling but no marks. Binding thread visible in places but still tight overall.. An intriguing illustrated account of London birdlife at the end of the 19th century, of interest both to the ornithologist and the student of London. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: Birds, London, Heath, Common This book may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website in order to ensure that it is fully covered for an appropriate amount of compensation in the event of loss in the post. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 2546

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Look a Lion in the Eye: On Safari Through Africa, Hulme, Kathryn
53 Look a Lion in the Eye: On Safari Through Africa
Hulme, Kathryn. Little, Brown, Boston & Toronto, 1974. first edition, Hardback, 215mm x 148mm buff and green card boards over cloth spine, gilt titles, first edition, xv prelims, 223pp. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Signed by author. Spine and boards a little bumped, just a little foxing to top block edge, grubby on bottom edge, else clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) has minimal edgewear, chipping at corners. Endearing account of a nature expedition to Kenya and Tanzania undertaken by the author and two friends, equally mature in years, in 1971. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: safari, nature, Kenya, Masai. 13066

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Wildlife in the City - Animals, birds, reptiles, insects and plants in an urban landscape, Jenkins, Alan C.
54 Wildlife in the City - Animals, birds, reptiles, insects and plants in an urban landscape
Jenkins, Alan C.. Webb & Bower, Exeter, 1982. first edition, Hardback, 243mm x 160mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 160pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book is in very good condition save for some dusty staining along top block edge only. Else clean and tight. Dustwrapper has been handled but still clean with minimal wear. An authoritative and readable guide to the diversity of wildlife to be found in British urban settings. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: City, urban, wildlife, birds. 9972

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55 Flowers of the Field
Johns (B.A., F.L.S.), Reverend C.A. ; Blakelock, R.A.. Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1949. second edition, Hardback, 223mm x 140mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, second edition, xiv prelims, 356+96pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by E.N. Gwatkin. Good/NoWrapper. Gift Inscription. Book has been read over years, surface damage to bottom front board edge, block edges grubby from handling but clean overall with 96 colour plates bright. Rev. Johns' classic 1907 guide to the wild flowers of Britain, illustrated by Gwatkin, latterly revised and edited by Blakelock. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: clematis, prunus, ulmus, geranium. 15337

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Ornamental Waterfowl, Johnson, Lieutenant-Colonel A.A. ;   Payn, w.H.
56 Ornamental Waterfowl
Johnson, Lieutenant-Colonel A.A. ; Payn, w.H.. Witherby, London, 1968. second edition, Hardback, 8vo brown cloth boards, gilt titles, second edition, 110pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Illustrations by Robert Gillmor. Very Good/Good +. Owners inscription. Top of block spotted with some discolouring immediately adjoining spine. Dustwrapper is shelfworn, with rear faded and with 2cm tear to top. An illustrated guide to keeping and maintaining colonies of ducks, geese and swans. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: Waterfowl, ducks, geese, swans. 2732

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Eagles, Jones, David
57 Eagles
Jones, David. Whitecap Books, Vancouver / Toronto, 1996. first edition, Hardback, 295mm x 275mm black cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 110pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is tight, bright and clean. Dustwraper is clean with minimal wear. A stirring, large-scale photographic record of bald and golden eagles in North America, revealing why these birds have attained such high cultural status in those lands. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: eagle, America, golden This book is unusually heavy or large and may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 10026

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A Species of Eternity, Kastner, Joseph
58 A Species of Eternity
Kastner, Joseph. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1977. first edition, Hardback, 242mm x 177mm green and maroon card boards over cloth spine, gilt titles, first edition, xiv prelims, 350pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good/Good +++. Book is tight and clean, but block is wobbly at base as if dampened at some point, block edges also ragged, spine and boards bumped and faded around edges. Dustwrapper (now protected) has light wear only to edges. "The wilderness adventures and discoveries of America's early naturalists who, in searching out and first making known the birds, plants and animals of the new continent, enriched man's knowledge of the world's wonders and achieved for themselves a kind of immortality." Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: nature, America, Mitchill, frontier. 9994

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Nature's Playground in Four Books, Leigh, M. Cordelia
59 Nature's Playground in Four Books
Leigh, M. Cordelia. Collins, London & Glasgow, Hardback, 196mm x 144mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, , 336pp. Photographic illustrations. Illustrations by Nina Scott Langley. Good +/Good. Owners inscription. Book has been read, and edges show signs of handling and ink owner inscription on half-tiltle has partially leaked onto adjacent pages, otherwise bright, clean and presentable. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some wear along top, single flattened tear at top rear, <1sq cm loss at top of spine. No date given for this combined volume offering a complete overview of natural life, with an emphasis on animals, generously illustrated with b/w photographs. Likely 1940s-1950s. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: Nature, animals, plants. 8506

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The Observer's Book of Common British Insects & Spiders, Linssen, E.F. ;   Newman, L. Hugh
60 The Observer's Book of Common British Insects & Spiders
Linssen, E.F. ; Newman, L. Hugh. Frederick Warne, London / New York, 1962. Hardback, 143mm x 92mm green cloth boards, blue titles, , 128+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Book has been read, block edges a little grubby from handling, pages and plates clean. #17 in the Observer's series offers a pocket-sized guide to British insects and spiders, with 64 pages of plate illustrations. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: moth, butterfly, earwig, wasp. 14416

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