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Natural History

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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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James Herriot - The Life of a Country Vet, Lord, Graham
61 James Herriot - The Life of a Country Vet
Lord, Graham. Headline, London, 1997. first edition, Hardback, 240mm x 157mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xi prelims, 276+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book has been handled, spine bumped, red ink mark on front endpaper, some tanning of block edges, else clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) is clean with minimal wear. Biography of Alf Wight - the Glasgow-born vet who wrote best-selling pseudonymous novels about a fellow practitioner in his adopted Yorkshire homeland. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: veterinary, Glasgow, Yorkshire, Siegfried. 13796

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Man Meets Dog, Lorenz, Konrad
62 Man Meets Dog
Lorenz, Konrad. Methuen, London, 1954. first edition, Hardback, 215mm x 137mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 3rd impression, , x prelims, 199pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Konrad Lorenz. Fair/Less than good. Book is well worn - spine and boards bumped and faded, block edges grubby with some foxing, front now 1cm advanced of rear, pages basically clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) is badly worn around edges, with patches of loss up to 5 sq cm. A famous 20th century zoologist and ethologist writes with authority and affection on the long-standing bond between canis familaris and homo sapiens. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: dog, canine, domestication, hunting. 12476

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Six Came Flying, MacSwiney (of Mashanaglass), Marquis
63 Six Came Flying
MacSwiney (of Mashanaglass), Marquis. Michael Joseph, London, 1971. first edition, Hardback, 250mm x 163mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 190+pp. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good. Book is not new and has been handled, dusting to top block edge. Dustwrapper has been handled, some wear to edges. Endearing narrative of the author's relationship with a family of Mute Swans on an estate in Westphalia. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: Swan, mute, cygnet, Germany. 8582

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64 The Jaguar's Shadow - Searching for a Mythic Cat
Mahler, Richard. Yale University Press, New Haven & London, 2009. first edition, Hardback, 242mm x 160mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xii prelims, 359pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Book is clean and tight with little or no wear. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear, spine colour faded. "The most comprehensive portrait yet of one of the most elusive felines in the world." Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: feline, cat, New Mexico, Maya. 16046

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Incredible Journeys - Featuring the World's Greatest Animal Travellers, Marven, Nigel
65 Incredible Journeys - Featuring the World's Greatest Animal Travellers
Marven, Nigel. BBC Books, London, 1997. first edition, Hardback, 252mm x 194mm dark blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , 192pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Spine bumped else near fine. Dustwrapper has bumped spine else near fine. TV Series tie-in book, detailing - with stunning photographs - some of the amazing journeys made by animals - including epic swallow flights, and massive caribou migrations. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: Animal, migration, butterfly, rattlesnake. 4508

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The Pursuit of Moths and Butterflies - An Anthology, Matthews, Patrick             (ed)
66 The Pursuit of Moths and Butterflies - An Anthology
Matthews, Patrick (ed). Chatto & Windus, London, 1957. first edition, Hardback, 254mm x 194mm light blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 141+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good. Spine and boards a little scuffed, block edges darkened with some foxing, else clean with light wear only from handling. Dustwrapper (now protected) is generally grubby and worn from handling, front flap clipped. A lovely anthology of writings on the pleasures of lepidoptera, by authors including Nabokov and Virginia Woolf, with 67 photographs including 11 in colour. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: lepidoptera, insect, Beebe, Grote. 14270

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Sand Rivers, Matthiessen, Peter
67 Sand Rivers
Matthiessen, Peter. Aurum Press, London, 1981. first edition, Hardback, 255mm x 180mm cream cloth boards, blue titles, first edition, 210pp. Photographic illustrations. Illustrations by Hugo van Lawick. Near Fine/Very Good. Dustwrapper has slight evidence of handling but still bright and free from shelfwear. Sticker on front flap. The story of an eminent naturalist's visit to the Selous game reserve in Tanzania, describing the dramatic landscape and its residents, both human and animal, with colour photographs by Hugo van Lawick. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: Selous, Tanzania, safari, reserve. 2736

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Frogs & Toads of the World, Mattison, Chris
68 Frogs & Toads of the World
Mattison, Chris. Blandford Press, Poole, Dorset, 1987. first edition, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 191pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Spine bumped at ends, minimal wear from handling, else clean and tight. Dustwrapper has light wear from handling, front flap clipped. Illustrated with photographs throughout, this is an excellent single-volume guide to the 21 families of frogs and toads which flourish across the world. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: amphibian, reptile, tropical, poison. 14838

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Conifers, Mitchell, Alan F.
69 Conifers
Mitchell, Alan F.. HMSO, London, 1985. third edition, Paperback, 196mm x 204mm , 68+24pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback has been handled , some bumping to corners but still tight and clean with no creasing. Official British guide to the many conifer species, written by Alan Mitchell of the Forestry Commission including a late revision of text by the late Herbert L. Edlin. Fully illustrated throughout with 24 pages of full colour images. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: Conifer, larch, fir, forest. 9951

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Beautiful Moths, Moucha, Josef
70 Beautiful Moths
Moucha, Josef. Spring Books, London, 1966. first edition, Hardback, 266mm x 211mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 136pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Illustrations by Frantisek Prochazka. Good +++/Good +. Gift Inscription and stamp. Spine and boards bumped, minimal wear to block edges, pages nice and clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some wear and darkening, edges worn, front flap clipped. Large-scale volume offers 56 marvellous full-colour plate illustrations of individual moth species, with facing text, as well as a 15-page introduction. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: lepidoptera, pupa, cactus 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.. 14422

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Dachshunds, Naylor, Leonard E.
71 Dachshunds
Naylor, Leonard E.. Williams & Norgate, London, 1953. second edition, Hardback, 190mm x 125mm orange cloth boards, red titles, second edition, 4th impression, , 96pp. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Fair. Top of block a little dusty, but no obvious imperfections Dustwrapper (now protected) has general shelfwear along top and bottom, with loss up to 1cm thick. Grubby rear. Handy guide to the dachshund, intended primarily for the sportsman and the breeder. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: Dog, dachshund, breeding. 4478

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The Otter in Britain, Neville Havins, Peter J.
72 The Otter in Britain
Neville Havins, Peter J.. Robert Hale, London, 1981. first edition, Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 192pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Spine bumped, top edge of block dusty. Block pages clean and unmarked. Dustwrapper has a little bumping of spine. An account of the British otter population, focussing on the period of population decline after 1956. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: Otter, Britain, hunting. 4514

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Birds of Southern Africa, Newman, Kenneth
73 Birds of Southern Africa
Newman, Kenneth. Struik, Cape Town, 2002. eighth edition, Paperback, 204mm x 125mm , 527pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Illustrations by Kenneth Newman. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback has been handled, front cover a little curled at bottom corner, but overall bright and clean with no creasing. First published in 1983, this is a revised softcover edition of Newman's excellent field guide to the birds of Southern Africa, illustrated in colour throughout. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: bustard, plover, heron, skua. 14870

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Wild Britain - The Century Book of Marshes, Fens & Broads, North, Richard ;   Bellamy, David
74 Wild Britain - The Century Book of Marshes, Fens & Broads
North, Richard ; Bellamy, David. Century, London, 1983. first edition, Hardback, 263mm x 198mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, ix prelims, 92pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Spine bumped and faded at edges, also boards. Block clean and tight. Dustwrapper has been handled, some darkening at edges of flaps, else clean. With a Foreword by Bellamy, this is North's fine illustrated guide to the flora and fauna of Britain's wetlands. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: Wetland, Britain, marsh, fen. 8579

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The Winter Birds, Ogilvie, M.A.
75 The Winter Birds
Ogilvie, M.A.. Michael Joseph, London, 1976. first edition, Hardback, 268mm x 197mm light blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 224pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good +. Book has been read, spine and boards bumped, some light staining to right block edge, pages otherwise clean and unmarked. Dustwrapper (now protected0 has shelfwear and chipping to edges. Superbly illustrated guide to those British birds which spend their summer breeding season in the Northern Arctic regions. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: Birds, migratory, Arctic, goose. 8528

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The Autobiography of "Sir" Bernard Montgomery - Hunt Terrier, Paget, Guy
76 The Autobiography of "Sir" Bernard Montgomery - Hunt Terrier
Paget, Guy. British Technical and General Press, London, 1951. first edition, Hardback, 215mm x 145mm red cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 72pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Charles Simpson. Good +/Fair. Book has been handled over years, just a little stained at bottom front board by spine, else clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) has wear and chipping to edges, with some creasing and loss at bottom front. Rather jolly little memoir of a hunt terrier dog, translated from the animal's own language of Doggerel, and illustrated by Paget. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: terrier, canine, hunt, hound. 13779

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Deep Jungle, Pearce, Fred
77 Deep Jungle
Pearce, Fred. Transworld, London, 2005. first edition, Hardback, 25cm x 19cm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 288pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Near Fine/Very Good. Dustwrapper has some creasing to top of rear. Based on a TV series, this is an illustrated exploration of the jungle habitat on Earth, exploring the massive diversity of jungle species, and considering the impact of Man on jungle life, both now and in the future. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: Jungle, environment, rainforest, earth. 2740

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78 And Clouds Flying - A Book of Wild Fowl
Pitman, Ian. Faber & Faber, London, 1947. first edition, Hardback, 256mm x 158mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 152+pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Peter Scott. Fair/NoWrapper. Gift Inscription. Spine and boards a little bumped and scuffed, foxing to endpapers, block edges, and faintly to some pages. Top block edge also grubby. Engaging narrative describing the life cycles and behaviour of British wildfowl, with illustrations by Scott. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: Britain, fowl, duck, goose. 8557

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British Animal Life, Pitt, Frances
79 British Animal Life
Pitt, Frances. Westminster Press, London, Hardback, 220mm x 144mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, , 267+pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Fair/NoWrapper. Book is tight and solid with pages clean, if a little darkened by age. Spine and boards have bumping and colour fading, notably in some places. No date or edition stated for this illustrated collection of accounts of British animals, mostly mammals. Possibly c.1920? Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: Britain, animal, mature, squirrel. 9015

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British Animal Life, Pitt, Frances
80 British Animal Life
Pitt, Frances. Allen & Unwin, London, Hardback, 219mm x 140mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, , 267+pp. Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Fair/NoWrapper. Book is generally worn, with spine and boards faded and a little stained in places, block edges grubby from handling, pages basically clean and binding good. Despite its title, this is a guide to the best-loved British mammals only. No date or edition stated - publication surely some time in early 20th century. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: Britain, mammals, otter, dormouse. 8555

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Wild Horizons - A Cameraman in Africa, Plage, Dieter
81 Wild Horizons - A Cameraman in Africa
Plage, Dieter. Collins, London, 1980. first edition, Hardback, 245mm x 178mm light blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 216pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Book is not new but no obvious imperfections save for a little grubbiness to block edges. Dustwrapper is clean but has been handled, top of spine frayed. A famous African wildlife photographer takes the reader behind the camera to reveal the secrets - and perils - of his art, with many fine examples thereof in b/w and colour. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: Plage, Africa, elephant, photography. 8578

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The Book of Indian Animals, Prater (C.M.Z.S.), S.H.
82 The Book of Indian Animals
Prater (C.M.Z.S.), S.H.. Bombay Natural History Society, Bgombay, 1998. third edition, Hardback, 224mm x 144mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, third edition, 11th impression, , xxiii prelims, 324+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Illustrations by Paul Barruel. et al. Good +++/Good +++. Book has been read, but clean and tight overall with just a couple of marks to block edges. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear, top corners chipped. Latter-day edition of popular illustrated guide to Indian fauna, first published in 1948. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: tiger, panda, elephant, mongoose. 14840

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The Kiwi's Egg - Charles Darwin & Natural Selection, Quammen, David
83 The Kiwi's Egg - Charles Darwin & Natural Selection
Quammen, David. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 2007. first thus, Hardback, 222mm x 140mm brown cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first thus, 304pp. plus index, Very Good/Very Good. Book is not new but no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean with no signs of wear. "A fresh look at Darwin's most radical idea, and the mysteriously slow process by which he revealed it." Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: Darwin, evolution, selection, kiwi. 8540

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Dolphins and Porpoises, Quayle, Louise
84 Dolphins and Porpoises
Quayle, Louise. Headline, London, 1989. first edition, Hardback, 26cm x 26cm blue cloth boards, white titles, first edition, 144pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Illustrations by Pieter A. Folkens. Good +++/Good +++. Book in very good condition save for fading at base of spine, dusting to top block edge. Dustwrapper has been handled but still clean with minimal wear. Bright and colourful guide to the most appealing of sea mammals, laviishly illustrated. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: Porpoise, dolphin, sea 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.. 8595

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The Mystery of Animal Migration, Ricard, Matthieu
85 The Mystery of Animal Migration
Ricard, Matthieu. Constable, London, 1969. first thus, Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first thus, xiii prelims, 209pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is not new but has been little handled and has no obvious imperfections. First English edition in translation by Peter J. Whitehead. Dustwrapper has very light shelfwear and has been handled occasionally but still bright and clean. A complete panorama of migrations in all animal groups - mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, insects. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: Migration, animal, patterns. 5257

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A Regional Guide to the Birds of Scotland, Richmond, Kenneth
86 A Regional Guide to the Birds of Scotland
Richmond, Kenneth. Constable, London, 1968. first edition, Hardback, 175mm x 115mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 252pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +. Book is not new but has no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper (now protected) is clean with no wear to edges, just some general scuffing of surface. Handy guide to the birdlife of Scotland. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: Scotland, birds, eagle, Highlands. 4484

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87 Windyridge
Riley, W.. Herbert Jenkins, London, 1913. third edition, Hardback, 190mm x 126mm grey cloth boards, black titles, third edition, 328+pp. Photographic illustrations. Reading copy only/Fair. Owners inscription. Front endpaper removed with tape repair. Book in otherwise fair condition - generally bumped and grubby, some foxing and wear from handling. Dustwrapper (now protected) is worn and grubby with some loss and tape repairs around edges. Big-selling pre-WW1 novel set amongst the Yorkshire Moors, with affixed photographic illustrations. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: Yorkshire, Moor, Marsland, rural. 16049

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Aberrations of British Butterflies, Russwurm, A.D.A.
88 Aberrations of British Butterflies
Russwurm, A.D.A.. E.W. Classey, Faringdon, Oxon, 1978. first edition, Hardback, 260mm x 192mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 141pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Illustrations by A.D.A. Russwurm. Good +++/Good +. Book is tight and clean, minimal wear to block edges, stamped on front endpaper with "D.L. Keningale - Taxidermist." Dustwrapper has light wear to edges and evidence of handling, front flap clipped. Beautifully illustrated with 40 colour plates, this is a fine guide to aberrant forms of many British butterflies. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: lepidoptera, skipper, admiral, argus. 15351

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Birds of South America, Rutgers, A.
89 Birds of South America
Rutgers, A.. Eyre Methuen, London, 1972. first edition, Hardback, 253mm x 187mm orange cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 322pp. Colour illustrations. Illustrations by John Gould. Good +++/Good +. Book is not new and has been read but still tight with no obvious imperfections. Some barely-visible foxing to top block edge. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some shelfwear with two nicks to top front edge, also darkening around edges of flaps, but still most presentable. Rather lovely collection of 160 colour plate images of South American birds from the lithographs of nineteenth-century artist John Gould, with descriptions by Rutgers on adjacent pages. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: Birds, ornithology, Amazon, toucan 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.. 9300

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90 The Handbook of Foreign Birds in Colour - Their Care in Cage and Aviary
Rutgers, A.. Blandford Press, London, 1964. first thus, Hardback, 185mm x 120mm buff cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 260pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/. Book has been read, with light wear to edges, some foxing to block edges, else clean and tight. English version (edited by K.A. Norris) of Rutgers' guide to exotic birds, intended for the serious enthusiast. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: birds, finch, grosbeak. 10445

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