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Image for A Vision of Eden - The Life and Work of Marianne North

A Vision of Eden - The Life and Work of Marianne North

By: ,

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Exeter, Webb & Bower: 1986

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 3188

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 4to brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 2nd impression, , 240pp. plus index, Colour illustrations.Very Good/Very Good. Spine very slightly bumped. Dustwrapper has some evidence of occasional handling, but has little or no shelfwear except some bumping at top of spine. Originally published in 1893 as "Recollections of a Happy Life," Miss North's epic global journey to depict exotic flora is here presented in an abridged edition which is nonethe... View more info

Bird and Butterfly Mysteries - Realities of Migration

By: Acworth, Bernard ; Vesey-Fitzgerald, Brian

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Eyre & Spottiswoode: 1955

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 4558

Condition: Good


Hardback, 8vo red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 303pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Spine and boards bumped, with some faint discolouring. Foxing to block edges, also to opening and closing pages. Text and plates clean and unmarked. Curious little book, with plenty of scholarly science on certain natural phenomena - Bird and bitterfy migrations - and the life cycle of the cuck... View more info

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The Skeleton Coast - A journey through the Namib desert

By: Allen, Benedict

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, BBC Books: 1997

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 4479

Condition: Fair


Book is very good, apart from fact that rear board and final pages of block have become dampened, resulting in staining of rear boards and some wobbling of final pages. Book is still perfectly readable. TV series tie-in book, lavishly illustrated, in which the author explores a treacherous, yet visually stunning, region of southern Africa. View more info

Image for The Flight of the Condor - a wildlife exploration of the Andes

The Flight of the Condor - a wildlife exploration of the Andes

By: Andrews, Michael Alford

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Collins - BBC: 1982

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16381

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 254mm x 180mm grey cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 158+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book is bright and clean with minimal wear. Dustwrapper is clean with light wear only. Tie-in book for a memorable BBC TV series which reviewed the natural life of one of the most dramatic environments on earth - the Andean highlands of South America. Catalogue: Natural Hist... View more info

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British Birds' Eggs & Nests Popularly Described

By: Atkinson (D.C.I.), Rev. Canon

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London / New York, George Routledge / E.P. Dutton:

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 16373

Condition: Good


Hardback, 189mm x 126mm green and blue cloth boards, vii prelims, 245+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Illustrations by W.S. Coleman. Good/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Book has been well read, exterior bumped and scuffed, some foxing around edges and differential fading to endpapers, pages clean. Fold-out poster-sized "synoptic guide" present in rear flap - worn but intact. No date for this "revised and re-edited" edition of British ornitholo... View more info

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The Life of Birds

By: Attenborough, Davi

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, BBC Books: 1998

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 4548

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 255mm x 177mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 320pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Gift Inscription. Top of block a little dusty else near fine. Pages clean and unmarked. Dustwrapper has a little shelfwear along top, some evidence of occasional handling. Tie-in book of popular and typically extravagant David Attenborough natural history series, revealing the extraordinary diversity of the worl... View more info

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The Personality of the Dog

By: Aymar, Brandt ; Sagarin, Edward

Price: £4.50

Publisher: New York, Wings Books: 1995

Edition: second edition

Seller ID: 13057

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 235mm x 160mm green hard card boards, gilt titles, second edition, xi prelims, 356pp. Good +++/Good +++. Spine and boards just a little bumped at corners, block edge perhaps a little darkened by age, else clean and tight. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal edgewear. "A dog lover's collection of stories, poems and pictures by Jack London, Virginia Woolf, Anton Chekhov, Winslow Homer and others." Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: dog, pet, Terhune, Co... View more info

A Treatise on the Esculent Funguses of England

By: Badham (M.D.), Charles David; Currey (M.A., F.R.S., F.L.S.), Frederick (ed)

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Lovell Reeve: 1863

Edition: second edition

Seller ID: 16088

Condition: Good


Hardback, 213mm x 140mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, second edition, xbvi prelims, 152+24+pp. plus index, plus advertisments,Colour illustrations.Good/NoWrapper. Old book has been well read, corners bumped, block edges worn, dark and ragged on top edge, foxing to opening pages, plates at rear still with tissue sheets, clean overall. Mid-Victorian guide to English fungi with 12 colour plates. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: mushroom, toadstool, agar, fa... View more info

Animal Parasites

By: Baer, J.G.

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1971

Edition: first thus

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 15329

Condition: Reading copy only


Hardback, 193mm x 129mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 256pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Reading copy only/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Book is ex-lib with stamps, front endpaper removed. Otherwise fair condition - block edges grubby with ink marks, exterior bumped and scuffed, pages clean overall. Handy illustrated guide to animal parasites, in translation from he author's French b... View more info

Image for My Life - My Trees

My Life - My Trees

By: Baker, Richard St. Barbe

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Lutterworth Press: 1970

Edition: first edition*

Seller ID: 13859

Condition: Good


Paperback, 215mm x 137mm , ix prelims, 174+pp. Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Paperback has been much handled, tape residue on front spine creased, edges curled and grubby in places, rear also creased, pages clean. Remarkable memoir of a scientist and conservationist who devoted his life to the study and cultivation of trees. (* Uncorrected and Confidential Advance Proof Copy.) Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: arboreal, tree, antipodes, green View more info

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Butterflies of Australia and New Guinea

By: Barrett (F.R.Z.S., C.M.Z.S.), Charles ; Burns (B.Sc., F.R.E.S.), A.N.

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Melbourne, N.H. Seward: 1951

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 14839

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 22cm x 14cm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, x prelims, 187+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Fair. Book has been handled over years, light wear to edges, one plate rough clipped at bottom. Owner stamp on front endpaper. Dustwrapper (now protected) is worn and chipped around edges with staining and crinkling to rear. "Beautifully illustrated… guide to Australian Rhopelo... View more info

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My Life

By: Bewick, Thomas ; Bain, Iain

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, Folio Society: 1981

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 4562

Condition: Near Fine


Hardback, 8vo yellow card boards over brown cloth spine, gilt titles, first thus, 192pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Near Fine/NoWrapper. Book is near fine. No slipcase, but torn tracing paper wrapper still present. FS edition of classic memoir by eminent Georgian artist and naturalist, featuring Bewick's own engravings and watercolours. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: Bewick, Northumberland, nature View more info

Image for The Compleat Naturalist - A Life of Linnaeus

The Compleat Naturalist - A Life of Linnaeus

By: Blunt, Wilfrid ; Stearn, William T.

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Collins: 1971

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 9985

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 254mm x 201mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 256pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good. Book is not new and has been read but still clean and tight with no obvious imperfections. Tiny Foyles sticker on inner front board. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some wear and chipping around edges. Superbly researched and illustrated life of the 18th century Swedish naturalist whos... View more info

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The Rivers and Streams of England

By: Bradley, A.G.

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Bracken Books: 1993

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 8527

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 258mm x 198mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 190pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Illustrations by Sutton Palmer. Good +++/Good +. Scuffing at bottom edges of boards and spine, dusting to top blocke edge, book otherwise clean, tight and attractive. Dustwrapper is clean but has some shelfwear and has been handled, some line indentaitons here and there. Originally published iin 1909, this is a new print of Bradley's classic guide to the natural... View more info

Flowers in Britain - Wild, Ornamental and Economic and some relatives in other lands

By: Brimble (B.Sc., F.L.S.), L.J.F.

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1947

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 4525

Condition: Good


Hardback, 235mm x 160mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 3rd impression, , x prelims, 393pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Gift Inscription. Book is tight, clean and solid, with just a little bumping of boards. Spine and board edges have colour faded. Popular guide to popular British plants. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: Plants, flowers, pansies, geraniums View more info

Image for Notes and Jottings from Animal Life

Notes and Jottings from Animal Life

By: Buckland (M.A.), Frank

Price: £9.50

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder: 1882

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15935

Condition: Fair


Hardback, 207mm x 130mm grey-green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, ix prelims, 414pp. plus advertisments, Black and white illustrations. Fair/NoWrapper. Victorian volume is ex-lib with stamp, sticker shadow on inner front board, front endpaper removed, block edges grubby, exterior also grubby and stained in places, pages clean overall. Collection of articles on animal life of all kinds by the sometime Inspector of Fisheries for the British Government and pub... View more info

Image for The Margins of the Seas

The Margins of the Seas

By: Burton (D.Sc.), Maurice

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Frederick Muller: 1954

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16374

Condition: Fair


Hardback, 204mm x 132mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, x prelims, 210pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Fair/Less than good. Book has been well read, now grubby from handling with fading to spine and board edges. Dustwrapper (now protected) is worn and chipped and grubby, front flap clipped. Excellent guide to the life to be found in shore and coastal waters. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: shore, coast, tide, starfish View more info

Owls of the World - their evolution, structure and ecology

By: Burton, John A. (ed)

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Peter Lowe: 1973

Seller ID: 4480

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 280mm x 215mm red full leather binding, gilt titles, , 216pp. plus index, plus appendix/appendicies, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Illustrations by John Rignall. Very Good/NoWrapper. Top of of block a little dusty, front endpaper a little scuffed on surface. Bright, clean and attractive. Compehensive collection of essay articles on the subject of owls, superbly illustrated, with a mass of scholarly infor... View more info

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Charles Darwin

By: Chancellor, John

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Book Club Associates: 1973

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 9285

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 255mm x 180mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 231pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good +. Book is tight and clean, block a little darkened by age, no markings. Dustwrapper has been handled, some light shelfwear. Book club edition of Chancellor's readable biography of the great evolutionist, generously illustrated throughout. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: Darwin, evol... View more info

Image for Birds of the Hants/Surrey Border

Birds of the Hants/Surrey Border

By: Clark, J.M.

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Aldershot, Hobby Books: 1984

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 9960

Condition: Good +


Paperback, 226mm x 167mm , 148pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Paperback has been read, some ligth wear to edges, also creasing of spine, else tight and clean. Serious ornithologist's guide to the birds of the Hamphire - Surrey border region. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: Hampshirfe, Surrey, bird, shoveler View more info

Image for Meerkat Manor - Flower of the Kalahari

Meerkat Manor - Flower of the Kalahari

By: Clutton-Brock, Tim

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 2007

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 13866

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 270mm x 194mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 240pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is clean and tight with little or no wear. Dustwrapper is clean with no obvious signs of wear. Bright and generously illustrated account of the life of a dominant female meerkat named Flower who featured in popular TV series Meerkat Manor. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: litte... View more info

Image for Game Birds

Game Birds

By: Coles, Charles

Price: £25.00

Publisher: New York, Crescent Books: 1988

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 8924

Condition: Good


Hardback, 355mm x 255mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 117pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Illustrations by Maurice Pledger. Good/Good. Book is in very good condition apart from dampening to opening pages. Even so, this is still an impressive large-scale presentation of twenty-four game birds. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some fading to edges, notably on front top, still basically clean and presentable. With full-page colour illustrations by Pledg... View more info

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Secret Nature of the Channel Shore

By: Cooper, Andrew

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, BBC Books: 1992

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 4547

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 25cm x 19cm light blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 224pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Spine bumped, block bright and clean with no markings. Dustwrapper has a little shelfwear along top, with top of spine frayed. TV series tie-in book, presenting the dramatic geology and natural life of the English Channel. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: Channel, Manche, Scilly, otter View more info

Image for Intelligent & Loyal - A Celebration of the Mongrel

Intelligent & Loyal - A Celebration of the Mongrel

By: Cooper, Jilly

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Eyre Methuen: 1981

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 8580

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 253mm x 193mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 222pp. Photographic illustrations. Illustrations by Graham Wood. Good +++/Good +++. Book is not new but still tight and clean save for some grubbiness to top block edge. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear, front flap clipped. With photographs by Wood', this is a famous novelist and dog-lover's tribute to mongrel dogs, drawing on correspondence from hundreds of British owners. Catalogue: Natural ... View more info

Grey Owl and The Beaver

By: Cory, Harper ; Owl, Grey

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson: 1935

Edition: second edition

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 15358

Condition: Good


Hardback, 194mm x 130mm green cloth boards, green titles, second edition, 2nd impression, , xi prelims, 144+pp. plus advertisments,Good/NoWrapper. Gift Inscription. Some discolouring to exterior, light wear to block edges, differential fading to endpapers, rear endpaper creased, else clean and tight. Account of beaver life and behaviour in Canada, co-written by the so-called and once-famed "Grey Owl" - in reality an Englishman who pretended to be a native Ame... View more info

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The Concise Encyclopedia of Freshwater Tropical Fish

By: Dawes, John

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Bristol, Parragon: 1998

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 731

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 240mm x 173mm decorated boards, 256pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Book is not new but still tight and clean, with just a little dusting to block edges. Dustwrapper has been handled, perhaps just beginning to darken near top, but still bright and clean. Comprehensive and superbly illustrated reference guide for the freshwater tropical aquarium keeper. Catalogue: Natural His... View more info

Image for The Ancestor's Tale - A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Life

The Ancestor's Tale - A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Life

By: Dawkins, Richard

Price: £22.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 2004

Edition: 2nd

Seller ID: 16790

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 248mm x 198mm dark blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, 2nd, 528pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Book is clean and tignt with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear from handling. Massive coffee-table panorama of life on Earth as it has evolved over four billion years, as described by an eminent biologist and public face of evolutionary science, gen... View more info

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British Animals of the Wild Places

By: Day, J. Wentworth

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Blandford Press: 1960

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 10446

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 190mm x 127mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 88pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Roland Green. Good +/Fair. Previous owner's name. Prize sticker on inner front board. Book is a little bumped and worn around edges but pages clean and unmarked. Dustwrapper is worn and grubby from handling, with fraying to corners and spine. Suitable for readers of all ages, this is a rather lovely little introduction to ... View more info

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Wild Life and the Camera

By: Dugmore (F.R.G.S.), A. Radclyffe

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Philadelphia / London, J.B. Lippincott / William Heinemann: 1912

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 10023

Condition: Fair


Hardback, 224mm x 140mm black cloth boards, green titles, first edition, 332+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Fair/NoWrapper. Book is ex-lib, and generally bumped and worn, with foxing to block edges ans some damage to spine. A guide to animal photography, with accounts of expeditions into the (North American) wild in search of mammals, fish and birds. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: Photography, animal, porcupine View more info

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The Book of the Countryside

By: Duncan (F.R.M.S., F.Z.S.), F. Martin; Duncan, Lucy T.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London & Glasgow, Collins:

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 16364

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 200mm x 134mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, , 320+pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good +. Gift Inscription. Spine faded at ends, binding a little slippy, clean and bright overall. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some wear and chipping to edges, front flap clipped. No date or edition stated but 1958 inscription suggests a mid-20th century young person's guide to living creatures of all sizes to be ... View more info