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The Hillier Dictionary of Trees and Shrubs. The Hillier Arboretum.
1 The Hillier Dictionary of Trees and Shrubs. The Hillier Arboretum.
David and Charles. 1981 1st edition. 
Size 6.0 x 8.5 inches. In green cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Yellow endpapers. 323pp. With colour photographs and b/w line drawings. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Price clipped). Neat inscription to front endpaper, dated 1982. Else a very clean and tight copy. Alphabetically described trees and shrubs with colour photographs. 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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Under the Bridge., ARMSTRONG, ROBIN:
2 ARMSTRONG, ROBIN: Under the Bridge.
George Philip. 1991 1st edition. 
Size 7.75 x 10.0 inches. In blue cloth covers with silver to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. 143pp. With b/w and colour illustrations by the author. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly marked at front. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. The author describes wildlife and fishing on Dartmoor. With the authorís own illustrations. 
Price: 6.00 GBP
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(arranged by): Miniature Flowers and Vases. Introd.by N.Streatfeild., ASHBERRY,ANNE
3 ASHBERRY,ANNE (arranged by): Miniature Flowers and Vases. Introd.by N.Streatfeild.
C.A.Pearson 1955 (1st.). 
Bound in original green cloth with dustwrapper. 129 photo.plates. 190pp. Lacks free front endpaper. Else vg in vg/g dw (dw: trifle marked, sm. tear). Signed by A.Ashberry on title-page. 
Price: 6.00 GBP
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Flora of the Isle of Wight. With geological chapter by Dr A. Insole. Edited by O.H.Frazer., BEVIS, J. / KETTELL, R. / SHEPARD, B.:
4 BEVIS, J. / KETTELL, R. / SHEPARD, B.: Flora of the Isle of Wight. With geological chapter by Dr A. Insole. Edited by O.H.Frazer.
I.O.W. Natural History and Archaeological Society. 1978 1st edition. 
Size 5.75 x 8.25 inches. In illustrated blue limp card covers. In very good condition. Spine slightly rubbed along edges. Small address label inside front cover. Else a clean and tight copy. 114pp. With distribution map. Comprehensive guide to the flora of the Isle of Wight. With historical notes and a chapter on geology. 
Price: 9.00 GBP
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The Bridgewater Treatises on The Power Wisdom and Goodness of God as Manifested in The Creation. 9 Volumes Complete in 12 Parts. (Twelve Volumes.) CHALMERS, The Adaptation of External Nature to the Moral and Intellectual Constitution of Man (Two Vols in 1); KIDD, The Physical Condition of Man; WHEWELL, Astronomy and General Physics; BELL, The Hand its Mechanism and Endowments; ROGET, Animal and Vegetable Physiology (Two vols); BUCKLAND, Geology and Mineralogy (Two Vols); KIRBY, History Habits and Instincts of Animals (Two Vols.); PROUT, Chemistry Meterology and Digestion; BABBAGE, A Fragment., CHALMERS: ROGET: BUCKLAND: etc:
5 CHALMERS: ROGET: BUCKLAND: etc: The Bridgewater Treatises on The Power Wisdom and Goodness of God as Manifested in The Creation. 9 Volumes Complete in 12 Parts. (Twelve Volumes.) CHALMERS, The Adaptation of External Nature to the Moral and Intellectual Constitution of Man (Two Vols in 1); KIDD, The Physical Condition of Man; WHEWELL, Astronomy and General Physics; BELL, The Hand its Mechanism and Endowments; ROGET, Animal and Vegetable Physiology (Two vols); BUCKLAND, Geology and Mineralogy (Two Vols); KIRBY, History Habits and Instincts of Animals (Two Vols.); PROUT, Chemistry Meterology and Digestion; BABBAGE, A Fragment.
London, William Pickering, 1833, 1833, 1833 2nd, 1833, 1834, 1836, 1835, 1834, 1838 2nd. (all 1st edition’s except two 2nd’s.) 
9 Volumes bound in 12 Parts. 8vo. 9 x 6 inches. Hardbacks, full polished tree-calf leather bindings. Twin leather spine labels lettered in gilt, with raised and gilt banding and decoration to spines. Gilt decorations to board edges and blind embossed inner dentelles. Marbled endpapers and page edges. In very good conditions. Some light rubbing and shelf wear to edges and boards. Some light fading to spines. Some minor darkening/foxing to endpapers. Some odd minor spots to pages. Else inside pages and plates all very clean, tight and bright throughout. Last vol.9 boards are slightly darker than others and has a green spine label. Some volumes are illustrated with b&w figures within text and beautiful b&w engravings, some folding, some coloured. 
Price: 560.00 GBP
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Insectivorous Plants. Second Thousand. With Illustrations., DARWIN, CHARLES:
6 DARWIN, CHARLES: Insectivorous Plants. Second Thousand. With Illustrations.
London, John Murray, 1875 1st edition, 2nd thousand 
Hardback, 8vo. 7.5 x 5 ins. In dark green cloth covers with gilt lettering to spine. Blind embossed panelled boards. Dark brown endpapers. In very good condition. Cloth rubbed on corners and ends of spine. Minor mark to spine and a couple of minor marks to rear. Bookplate to front endpaper “Raymond H. Chandler.” Front hinge slightly cracked. Slight darkening to endpapers else pages very clean and tight throughout. A very good 1st edition copy. Scarce. --- 3,000 copies of this book were published on July 2, 1875 without advertisements. The 2nd. thous. and 3rd. thous. were publ. in the same year, both with an errata slip (sl. changed in the 3rd.thous.). The same slip is present in the fourth thous. of 1876. It was not printed again in Darwin’s lifetime (Freemann). 462 pp./ no cat. 30 B&W Text illustrations. Freeman 1221 
Price: 340.00 GBP
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A Naturalist’s Voyage Round The World. Or, Journal of Researches into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries visited during the Voyage round the world of H.M.S. "Beagle" under the Command of Captain Fitz Roy. A New Edition, With Illustrations., DARWIN, Charles;
7 DARWIN, Charles; A Naturalist’s Voyage Round The World. Or, Journal of Researches into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries visited during the Voyage round the world of H.M.S. "Beagle" under the Command of Captain Fitz Roy. A New Edition, With Illustrations.
London, John Murray, 1901 New Edition 
Hardback, approx 8 x 5 inches. Green cloth with gilt lettering to spine and green lettering and blocked design to front. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to corners and ends of spine, some light fading/soiling to leading edges/bottom corner of boards. endpapers darkened with old label mark to front, original bookseller label below “-+.” Some light foxing to inside pages, else a clean and tight copy. 520pp + 7pp cat. Illustrated with 26 b&w plates and diagrams. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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The Descent of Man. And Selection in Relation to Sex. Second Edition, Revised and augmented. Twenty-First Thousand. With Illustrations., DARWIN, Charles;
8 DARWIN, Charles; The Descent of Man. And Selection in Relation to Sex. Second Edition, Revised and augmented. Twenty-First Thousand. With Illustrations.
London, John Murray, 1887 (2nd. revised & augmented. 21st. thou.). 
Hardback, Approx 8 x 5 inches. Dark green cloth, with gilt lettering and decoration to spine, blind paneled boards. Brown endpapers. In very good condition. Some rubbing to covers and extremities. Some darkening to spine. Small stamp on front endpaper “Ferguson, Raith.” with inscription on following plain endpaper “Alice Luttrell, from Val Ferguson, 1890.” Inside pages all very clean & tight throughout. 693pp. 78 b&w figures within text. 
Price: 150.00 GBP
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The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin Including an Autobiographical Chapter. Edited by His Son Francis Darwin. In Three Volumes., DARWIN, Francis;
9 DARWIN, Francis; The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin Including an Autobiographical Chapter. Edited by His Son Francis Darwin. In Three Volumes.
London, John Murray, 1888 7th thou, revised 
4 vols. Hardback, 9 x 5.5 inches. Light green cloth with gilt lettering and banding to spines and blind panelled boards. Dark navy endpapers. In very good conditions. Cloths faded with darkening to spines and rubbing to edges, slight bumps to corners. Some light rubbing to board faces. Small owners labels to corners of endpapers. Inscriptions to following blank endpapers “Leonard Brown 1889”. Some mild foxing between endpapers and to page edges. Some slight tanning to pages else pages very clean and tight. Each volume is illustrated with a b&w frontis portrait. 
Price: 100.00 GBP
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Reinventing Darwin. The Great Evolutionary Debate., ELDREDGE, Niles;
10 ELDREDGE, Niles; Reinventing Darwin. The Great Evolutionary Debate.
London, Weidenfeld & Nicholson 1995 1st edition 
Hardback. 9.5 x 6 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt lettering to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good near fine condition with very good near fine dustwrapper. (DW in protective sleeve.) 244pp. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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My Jungle Babies. Signed copy., FISHER, ROSAMUND:
11 FISHER, ROSAMUND: My Jungle Babies. Signed copy.
London. George Allen & Unwin. 1979 1st edition. 
Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In blue cloth covers with silver to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly faded. Not price clipped). Author’s neat inscription to front endpaper. A very clean and tight copy. 181pp. With b/w photographs. The author and her husband converted a Norfolk country estate into a wildlife park, specialising in Latin American animals. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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The Vertebrate Fauna of North Wales. With Twenty-Eight Plates and a Map., FORREST, H. E.;
12 FORREST, H. E.; The Vertebrate Fauna of North Wales. With Twenty-Eight Plates and a Map.
London, Witherby & Co. 1907 1st edition 
Hardback, approx 9 x 6 inches. In green cloth with gilt to spine. Gilt edging to top. In very good condition. Corners slightly bumped, some minor rubbing to edges and corners. A couple of small marks to cloth. Endpapers a little darkened. Some light spots and small marks to pages but overall a very clean and tight copy. 537pp. Illustrated with 28 b&w photo plates. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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A History of the Earth & Animated Nature. With A Supplement and Numerous Notes from the Writings of Distinguished Naturalists, British and Foreign. With numerous Engravings on Steel and on Wood, Comprising many hundreds of illustrative figures. In Six Volumes., GOLDSMITH, OLIVER:
13 GOLDSMITH, OLIVER: A History of the Earth & Animated Nature. With A Supplement and Numerous Notes from the Writings of Distinguished Naturalists, British and Foreign. With numerous Engravings on Steel and on Wood, Comprising many hundreds of illustrative figures. In Six Volumes.
London, Blackie and Son, 1874 ‘Revised Edition’ 
6 vols; Tall 8vo. Approx 10 x 7 inches. In pebbled light brown/orange cloth bindings, decorative black and gilt pictorial designs and lettering to covers and spines. All page edges gilt. Yellow endpapers. In very good condition. Some light fading to spines, some small marks to covers, small chips and nicks to ends of spines. Some light foxing spots and minor handling marks, plates generally very clean and bright. Crack to front hinge of vol.6 between endpapers. Some slightly loose plates (all bound nr front of bindings) Vol.3 rear hinge cracked and has a couplke of loose plates (a couple slightly rubbed along fore edge). Else clean and tight copies. ---- This work eventually appeared in the year of Goldsmith’s death, 1774. This is a landmark document of its era and belongs on the shelf on any serious naturalist or geologist, if only for the beautiful illustrations. A spectacular comprehensive account of natural history, gorgeously illustrated throughout in six parts. The mixture of science and hearsay and gossip is a heady one and gives us a lovely picture of the joy associated with the discoveries of the many naturalists over this period, although the descriptions of the peoples of the world are distinctly old fashioned. 655pp. Illustrated with 16 Coloured plates plus a coloured title vignette on decorative title page, plus 14 b&w engraved plates, plus many full page illustrations and figures. With 4pp adverts at rear of each vol. 
Price: 120.00 GBP
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Game Animals of Eastern Africa., GUGGISBERG, C. A. W.;
14 GUGGISBERG, C. A. W.; Game Animals of Eastern Africa.
Patwa News Agency 1950 2nd rev 
Size 4.5 x 6.5 inches. In green faux leather cloth covered boards with gilt to front. With original illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with good dustwrapper. (DW is torn at edges with some minor loss to corners at ends of spine.) Inside neat inscription to front endpaper. Some minor handling to pages else a clean and tight copy. 64pp. With b&w full page illustrations. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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The Yorkshire Jurassic Flora; I – Thallophyta – Pteridophyta, II – Flora of the Pipe-Clay Series of Dorset (Lower Bagshot), III – Bennettitales, IV – Ginkgoales and Czekanowskiales, V – Coniferales. In Five Volumes., HARRIS, Thomas Maxwell; CHANDLER Marjorie; MILLINGTON; MILLER;
15 HARRIS, Thomas Maxwell; CHANDLER Marjorie; MILLINGTON; MILLER; The Yorkshire Jurassic Flora; I – Thallophyta – Pteridophyta, II – Flora of the Pipe-Clay Series of Dorset (Lower Bagshot), III – Bennettitales, IV – Ginkgoales and Czekanowskiales, V – Coniferales. In Five Volumes.
London Order of the Trustees of the British Museum 1961-79 1st editions 
5 volumes. Hardbacks, large, 12 x 10 inches. In grey cloth covers with gilt lettering. Vol.5 with gilt vignette to front. Volumes 3&4 with original dustwrappers. In very good near fine conditions with near fine dustwraps. (DW, vol4 slightly faded around edges.) A couple of small marks to cloths. Inside pages very clean and tight throughout. Illustrated with highly detailed b&w diagrams. 
Price: 300.00 GBP
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The Mammals of Arabia. Second Edition, HARRISON, David L.; BATES, Paul J. J.;
16 HARRISON, David L.; BATES, Paul J. J.; The Mammals of Arabia. Second Edition
England Harrison Zoological Museum Publication 1991 
Hardback. Large. 12 x 8.5 inches. Dark green cloth in glossy pictorial dustwrapper. In very good near fine condition with very good dustwrapper. (DW minor rubbing to edges. ) An excellent clean and tight copy. 354pp. B&W photos and diagrams. 
Price: 500.00 GBP
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A Synopsis of the British Mosses. Being descriptions of all the genera and species found in Great Britain and Ireland to the present date. Second edition. Revised, corrected and entirely rearranged., HOBKIRK, CHAS. P.:
17 HOBKIRK, CHAS. P.: A Synopsis of the British Mosses. Being descriptions of all the genera and species found in Great Britain and Ireland to the present date. Second edition. Revised, corrected and entirely rearranged.
L.Reeve and Co. 1884 
Size 5.0 x 7.5 inches. In green cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. 240pp. 16pp cat. In very good condition. Spine slightly darkened. Light scratches to front.Slight browning to endpapers. Old address label to front endpaper. Occasional small marks and foxing spots. Else a clean and tight copy. The author gives detailed descriptions of British mosses, their preferred environment and distribution. 
Price: 6.00 GBP
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A Report on the Sea-Otter Banks of Alaska. Range And Habits Of The Sea Otter; Its Decrease Under American Rule, And Some Of The Causes; Importance Of The Sea Otter To The Natives Of Alaska Inhabiting The Aleutian Islands; Proposed Regulations For 1898., HOOPER, CALVIN LEIGHTON:
18 HOOPER, CALVIN LEIGHTON: A Report on the Sea-Otter Banks of Alaska. Range And Habits Of The Sea Otter; Its Decrease Under American Rule, And Some Of The Causes; Importance Of The Sea Otter To The Natives Of Alaska Inhabiting The Aleutian Islands; Proposed Regulations For 1898.
Washington; Government Printing Office. 1897 1st edition. 
Size 6.5 x 9.5 inches. Original paper wrappers, bound in hard card covers, with cloth spine & paper title label on front cover. 35 text pages. With large fold out map of Aleutian Islands. In good condition. Some minor rubbing on edges. Bookplate inside hard covers (University of London). Paper wrapper a little rubbed on edges, with a few faint marks. Very good for its age. A few pages very slightly creased at bottom corner. Generally clean & tight. A rare example of a report on wild life in the Bering Straits and the factors influencing the decline of the sea-otters with recommendations to remedy this. The original report is bound into hard card covers, keeping the original paper covers. 
Price: 125.00 GBP
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The Naturalist in La Plata. With Illustrations., HUDSON W. H.:
19 HUDSON W. H.: The Naturalist in La Plata. With Illustrations.
London Chapman & Hall 1892 1st edition 1st issue Adverts dated November 1891 
Hardback. Size approx 9 x 6 inches. In dark green cloth covers with printed illustration of otter and mice to front. Gilt lettering to spine. In very good condition. Some rubbing to edges and corners and ends of spine. Corners bumped, small nicks to ends of spine. Some rubbing marks to front and rear. Endpaper slightly torn at front, neat inscription to verso of front endpaper. Tissue guard of frontis lost. One or two very small marks to pages and some neat pencil notation, else inside pages very clean and tight throughout. A scarce book. Library label of John Ferrier on front endpaper, also a blind stamp lower title-page (libr. of John Ferrier). Adverts dated November 1891 Profusely illustrated. 388 pp. Cat. 40 pp. 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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The Book of A Naturalist., HUDSON, W.H.:
20 HUDSON, W.H.: The Book of A Naturalist.
Hodder and Stoughton. 1919. 
Size 6.0 x 9.0 inches. In green cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. 360pp. In very good condition. Spine darkened. Corners slightly bumped. Small marks to covers. Mild foxing to edges. Slight browning to endpapers. Neat inscription to front endpaper, dated 1919. Else a clean and tight copy. The author writes from personal experience of a variety of natural history subjects. Includes bats, squirrels, foxes, burds, lambs, snakes, moles, dogs and more. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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