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Sketches of the Wild Sports & Natural History of The Highlands. Illustrated Edition., ST. JOHN, CHARLES;
61 ST. JOHN, CHARLES; Sketches of the Wild Sports & Natural History of The Highlands. Illustrated Edition.
John Murray, London. 1878 
Size approx 6 x 8.5 inches. In dark green cloth with black and gilt bordering and gilt WildCat and Owl to front and rear boards. In very good condtion. Some minor marks to boards, minor rubbing to corners with sml nick to cloth at top corner. Inside owners prize label to endpaper with original bookseller label “G.G. Walmsley, Liverpool.” to front. Endpapers and page edges slightly foxed else very clean and tight throughout. 338pp. Profusely illustrated throughout with wood-engravings. 
Price: 70.00 GBP
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The Cephalaspids of Great Britain. With Sixty-Six Plates and Seventy Text-Figures., STENSIO, Erik Andersson;
62 STENSIO, Erik Andersson; The Cephalaspids of Great Britain. With Sixty-Six Plates and Seventy Text-Figures.
London of the Trustees of the British Museum 1932 1st edition 
Hardback, large, 12 x 10 inches. In Olive green cloth covers with gilt lettering to spine. In very good condition. Cloth a little rubbed at edges and ends of spine. Corners slightly bumped. Inside pages very clean and tight throughout. An excellent copy. 218pp. 66 full-page and folding plates and 70 illustrations within text. 
Price: 100.00 GBP
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Familiar Wild Birds. Illustrated by A.Thorburn and others., SWAYSLAND, W:
63 SWAYSLAND, W: Familiar Wild Birds. Illustrated by A.Thorburn and others.
Cassell & Company Ltd. 1903 
4 vols. In dark blue cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. light blue pattern to spine and covers. In very good, almost near fine conditions. Covers with some slight rubbing to edges else very clean and bright covers. Gilt bright. Colour plates clean and bright. Neat owners label to endpapers, and inscriptions to endpapers, v.3 has inscription to top of title pg as well as endpaper. 160pp text each volume. Vol IV has 16pp index. 40 coloured plates per volume by Thorburn and others. Many wood-engravings. A beautifully illustrated set with comprehensive descriptions of 144 birds described each with a colour plate. Each bird chapter has b&w title and end bird vignettes, plus further section on eggs with 16 colour plates in Vol IV. 
Price: 60.00 GBP
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Nature’s Byepaths. A Series of Recreative Papers in Natural History., TAYLOR, J. E.;
64 TAYLOR, J. E.; Nature’s Byepaths. A Series of Recreative Papers in Natural History.
David Bogue, London. 1880 1st edition 
Size 5 x 7.5 inches. In decorative navy blue cloth with embossed black and gilt design with lettering to spine and both boards. Bevelled board edges. In very good condition. Some minor marks to cloth with some minor rubbing to corners and edges. Inside owners bookplate to front endpaper with “G.G. Walmsley, Bookseller” label to top corner and “W. Greening, Binder” label to rear endpaper. Some minor foxing to endpapers and first page else clean and tight throughout. viii + 408 +32pp (Cat.) With decorative & illustrative woodcut chapter headings. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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The Woodland Life., THOMAS, Edward;
65 THOMAS, Edward; The Woodland Life.
Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood and Sons, 1897 1st edition 
Hardback, approx 8 x 5.5 inches. In green buckram cloth covers with gilt lettering to spine, and dark green printed floral panel decoration to front and spine. Dark green endpapers. In very good condition. Minor bumps to corners, some slihgt darkening to cloth. A couple of small spots to side page edges. Half-title/endpaper remains uncut. A couple of light spots to endpapers else inside pages all very clean and tight throughout. This is a scarce 1st edition copy of the Author’s first published book. 234pp. Illustrated with a b&w frontispiece. Decorative letterpieces, red lined semi-bordering to pages. 
Price: 300.00 GBP
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British Mammals. With 50 Plates in Colour and Pen and Ink Sketches in the Text. In Two Volumes. (Bound in 1.), THORBURN, A.:
66 THORBURN, A.: British Mammals. With 50 Plates in Colour and Pen and Ink Sketches in the Text. In Two Volumes. (Bound in 1.)
London, Longmans, Green & Co., 1920/21 (1st.) 
Large hardback, approx 12.5 x 10.5 inches. 4to. 2 vols bound in 1. Dark navy blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing and light soiling to cloth, corners bumped and edges rubbed. Small nicks to corners and ends of spine. Mild foxing to endpapers, crack to front endpaper with tape repair, “Foyles” bookseller label to corner. A couple of minor thumb marks else pages and plates all very clean and tight throughout. 83pp + 103pp. With 50 Plates in Colour and Pen and Ink Sketches in the Text. 
Price: 200.00 GBP
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Mereside Chronicle With A Short Interlude of Lochs and Lochans., TUNNICLIFFE, C. F.:
67 TUNNICLIFFE, C. F.: Mereside Chronicle With A Short Interlude of Lochs and Lochans.
London, Country Life, 1948 1st edition 
Hardback, approx 11.5 x 8.5 inches. Maroon cloth with black lettering and illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrap (DW some minor darkening and minor rubbing to edges, minor creases to top edge. Not price clipped, in protective sleeve.) Endpapers partially darkened. Else inside pages very clean and tight throughout. 200pp. Profusely illustrated in b&w. 
Price: 38.00 GBP
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My Country Book. Signed Copy., TUNNICLIFFE, C. F.:
68 TUNNICLIFFE, C. F.: My Country Book. Signed Copy.
The Studio 1942 1st edition 
Hardback, approx 10 x 8 inches. Green cloth with black lettering and illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrap (DW spine darkened, rubbing to edges, small nicks/chips to corners. Not price clipped, in protective sleeve.) A couple of small spots to endpapers, Author’s dedicatory inscription to front dated 1949. With loose signed letter to “Major Banks.” Else inside pages very clean and tight throughout. 200pp. Profusely illustrated in b&w. 
Price: 480.00 GBP
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Paleoclimate and Evolution, with Emphasis on Human Origins., VRBA, E. S.; DENTON, G. H.; PARTRIDGE, T. C.; BURCKLE, L. H.; (editors)
69 VRBA, E. S.; DENTON, G. H.; PARTRIDGE, T. C.; BURCKLE, L. H.; (editors) Paleoclimate and Evolution, with Emphasis on Human Origins.
New Haven / London Yale University Press 1995 1st edition 
Large hardback. Approx 11 x 9 inches. In illustrated glossy covers. In very good near fine condition. 547pp. Many b&w diagrams and maps. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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The World of Life. A Manifestation of Creative Power, Directive Mind and Ultimate Purpose. Second edition., WALLACE, ALFRED RUSSEL:
70 WALLACE, ALFRED RUSSEL: The World of Life. A Manifestation of Creative Power, Directive Mind and Ultimate Purpose. Second edition.
London, Chapman Hall, 1911 2nd edition. 
Hardback, 9 x 5.5 inches. In maroon cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. Top edges gilt. In good condition. Fading to psine and top of front board. Cloth darkened, corners bumped and edges and ends of spine rubbed. Endpapers darkened with loose Times newspaper article loose in front. Relevant contemporary newspaper cutting loose in front. A couple of minor spots to page edges, Else a clean and tight copy. 408pp. Illustrated with 110 b&w plates and ills. within in text. Alfred Russel Wallace was a naturalist, explorer, geographer, anthropologist and biologist. He is best known for independently proposing a theory of evolution due to natural selection that prompted Charles Darwin to publish his own theory. Here he sums up his work on biology and on the Darwinian theory of evolution. In addition, he extends the scope and application of the theory and explains many of the phenomena of living things thought to be beyond its range. He discusses natural selection, the chromosome theory of inheritance and Galton's numerical law of inheritance. 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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Natural Selection and Tropical Nature. Essays on Descriptive and Theoretical Biology. New Edition with Corrections and Additions., WALLACE, ALFRED RUSSELL:
71 WALLACE, ALFRED RUSSELL: Natural Selection and Tropical Nature. Essays on Descriptive and Theoretical Biology. New Edition with Corrections and Additions.
London, Macmillan & Co., 1891 (1st double-volume edition.) 
Hardback, 8 x 5 inches. 8vo. In green diced cloth covers with gilt lettering to spine and gilt and blind embossed line detailing. Dark green endpapers. In good condition, corners bumped and nicked, rubbing/soiling to edges and boards. Spine darkened. Endpapers darkened around edges. Repaired cracks between endpapers. Neat inscription “Roderick MacGregor” to verso of front endpaper, darkening after endpapers, else all inside pages clean and tight. 492pp. 
Price: 100.00 GBP
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The Malay Archipelago. The Land Of The Orang-Utan, And The Bird Of Paradise. A Narrative of Travel with Studies Of Man and Nature., WALLACE, ALFRED RUSSELL:
72 WALLACE, ALFRED RUSSELL: The Malay Archipelago. The Land Of The Orang-Utan, And The Bird Of Paradise. A Narrative of Travel with Studies Of Man and Nature.
London, Macmillan & Co., 1890 (new ed.). 
Hardback, 8 x 5 inches. 8vo. In green diced cloth covers with gilt lettering to spine and gilt and blind embossed line detailing. Dark green endpapers. In very good condition, corners slightly bumped with some minor rubbing to edges. Small nick to cloth on top edge of rear board. Some minor darkening to spine. Some tanning to pages else a very clean and tight copy. 515 pp. (including Appendices). Two coloured fold-out maps. 7 B&W plates and numerous line illustrations. 
Price: 175.00 GBP
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Country Rambles Being a Field Naturalist’s and Country Lover’s Note Book for a Year. Illustrated by photographs taken direct from nature by J.T. Newman and from Drawings by Arthur Martin., WESTELL, W. Percival;
73 WESTELL, W. Percival; Country Rambles Being a Field Naturalist’s and Country Lover’s Note Book for a Year. Illustrated by photographs taken direct from nature by J.T. Newman and from Drawings by Arthur Martin.
Henry J. Drane, London. 1908 1st thus 
Size approx 6.5 x 10 inches. In green cloth with gilt decorative lettering and design to front and spine. Top page edges gilt. Floral endpapers. Overall very good condition. Some rubbing to corners and edges. (esp. to rear) Owners label front endpaper. (endpaper also sml tear nr bottom) Esle inside pages clean and tight throughout. 348pp. Illustrated by photographs taken direct from nature by J.T. Newman and from Drawings by Arthur Martin. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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The Stream I Know. With 13 Coloured & Many Black and White Illustrations., WESTELL, W. Percival; TURNER, Henry;
74 WESTELL, W. Percival; TURNER, Henry; The Stream I Know. With 13 Coloured & Many Black and White Illustrations.
London J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. n.d. 
Approx 7 x 5 ins. HArdback in illustrated light blue cloth, printed design to front and spine. In original paper dustwrapper with colour plate to front. Top edges olivine. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper. (DW darkened, rubbed, sml tear top of spine.) Corners slightly bumped. Cloth clean & bright. Bookplate to front endpaper. Some light foxing spots and handling marks to pages otherwise a nice tight copy. With 13 Coloured & Many Black and White Illustrations. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne in the County of Southampton. The standard edition by E.T. Bennett. Thoroughly revised, with additional notes, by J.E. Harting. Stereotyped edition, with ten letters not included in any other edition of the Work. Illustrated with Engravings., WHITE, GILBERT; BEWICK (ill.):
75 WHITE, GILBERT; BEWICK (ill.): The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne in the County of Southampton. The standard edition by E.T. Bennett. Thoroughly revised, with additional notes, by J.E. Harting. Stereotyped edition, with ten letters not included in any other edition of the Work. Illustrated with Engravings.
Swan Sonnenschein & Co. (n.d.). ca. 1910. 4th edition 
Tall 8vo. Hardback. 9 x 5.5 ins. Blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Blind embossed publishers logo to cover (gilt on spine). Top edges gilt. In very good condition. Minor rubbing to ends of spine and corners. Minor rubbed areas to edges of pages 530 onwards. Else and excellent clean & tight copy. Originally published in 1789, White’s book, based on a series of letters, became a classic and is considered the first natural history book of modern times, greatly influencing later books. It went through numerous editions and is still in print. This edition has some additional material and is a fine binding. 568pp. Profusely ill.with wood-engravings by THOMAS BEWICK, and others. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Birds of the Antarctic. Ed. by B. Roberts.  Illustrations are from the originals in the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge., WILSON, EDWARD:
76 WILSON, EDWARD: Birds of the Antarctic. Ed. by B. Roberts. Illustrations are from the originals in the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge.
Dorset New Orchard Editions 1987 repr 
Large hardback. 12 x 10 inches. Blue cloth lettered in gilt. In illustrated glossy dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper. (DW minor rubbing to edges.) Cloth clean. Small faint spot to front endpaper else pages clean and tight throughout. Includes: Extracts of Wilson's journals, biographical memoir of Edward Wilson, and Notes on the Discovery Expedition, 1901-1904. - Wilson was a member of Scott's 2 Antarctic expeditions, as zoologist and medical officer. Profusely illustrated in colour and in black & white. 191pp. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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Petland Revisited By The Author of ‘Homes Without Hands’, ‘Strange Dwellings’, ‘Insects at Home’ &c. With Numerous Illustrations Engraved by G. Pearson From Drawings by Margery May., WOOD, Rev. J. G.
77 WOOD, Rev. J. G. Petland Revisited By The Author of ‘Homes Without Hands’, ‘Strange Dwellings’, ‘Insects at Home’ &c. With Numerous Illustrations Engraved by G. Pearson From Drawings by Margery May.
London Longmans, Green and Co. 1884 
7.5 x 5.5 inches. Hardback in illustrated light brown cloth covers with printed brown lettering to front and spine. Top edges gilt. Navy endpapers. In very good condition. Corners and edges lightly rubbed. Some white paint to leading edges. Owners bookplate and bookseller label to front endpaper. Endpapers darkened. Some light foxing spots and marks to pages otherwise a clean and tight copy. 310pp. 6 full page illustrations and 27 within text. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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Homes Without Hands. Being A Description of the Habitations of Animals, Classed According to their Principle of Construction. With New Designs by W. F. Keyl and E. Smith. Engraved by G. Pearson., WOOD, Rev. J. G.;
78 WOOD, Rev. J. G.; Homes Without Hands. Being A Description of the Habitations of Animals, Classed According to their Principle of Construction. With New Designs by W. F. Keyl and E. Smith. Engraved by G. Pearson.
Longmans, Green & Co. London. 1876 
Size approx 6 x 8.5 inches. In green cloth with black and gilt design to front and spine. In very good condition. corners slightly bumped with some rubbing to edges and ends of spine. Inner hinges cracked. Inside owners prize label to endpaper with original bookseller label “G.G. Walmsley, Liverpool.” to front. Some minor foxing spots inside else overall very clean and tight throughout. 632pp. 21 full-page engraved illustrations & many within text. Includes section on Bees. 
Price: 38.00 GBP
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Nature’s Teachings Human Invention Anticipated by Nature. New Edition., WOOD, Rev. J. G.;
79 WOOD, Rev. J. G.; Nature’s Teachings Human Invention Anticipated by Nature. New Edition.
J. S. Virtue & Co. Limited. London. n.d. 
Size 6 x 9 inches. In brown cloth with gilt and black decoration to front and spine and bevelled edge boards. In very good condition. Corners slightly bumped. Some minor rubbing to boards and ends of spine. A couple of minor marks. Inside owners prize label to endpaper with original bookseller label “G.G. Walmsley, Liverpool.” to front. Some minor foxing to endpapers and the odd page else clean and tight throughout. Rear hinge cracked with glue repair to last index page. 533pp. With b&w illustrations throughout. 
Price: 28.00 GBP
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Our Garden Friends and Foes. With upwards of 200 illustrations by T.W. Wood, Coleman, Smith, Etc., WOOD, Rev. J. G.;
80 WOOD, Rev. J. G.; Our Garden Friends and Foes. With upwards of 200 illustrations by T.W. Wood, Coleman, Smith, Etc.
Routledge, Warne, and Routledge. London. 1864 1st edition 
Size approx 5.5 x 7.5 inches. In decorative red cloth with gilt decoration to fornt and spine and embossed decorative bordering to boards. In overall very good condition. Boards are rubbed and a little faded, edges rubbed and corners bumped. Minor splits to cloth at ends of spine. Front hinge slightly cracked, a couple of loose inner gatherings. Inside owners prize label to front endpaper, some minor foxing to title and plates else pages clean throughout. 438pp. With 8 b&w plates at rear and upwards of 200 illustrations by T.W. Wood, Coleman, Smith, Etc. 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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