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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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Land of Tane. The Threat of Erosion. Foreword by Viscount Bledisloe., BAKER, RICHARD ST.BARBE:
4 BAKER, RICHARD ST.BARBE: Land of Tane. The Threat of Erosion. Foreword by Viscount Bledisloe.
Lutterworth. London. 1956 1st edition. 
Tall 8vo. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. 142pp. Illustrated with b/w photographs. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; Small pieces missing from ends of spine.Rubbed around edges with small chips. Not price clipped). Spine slightly faded. Else a clean and tight copy. The authour "denounces vehemently the short-sighted exploitation with fire and axe, for temporary commercial enrichment, of New Zealandís precious and in many respects incomparable timber." 
Price: 10.00 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.:
5 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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Neogene Paleontology and Geology of Sahabi, BOAZ, Noel T.; EL-ARNAUTI, Ali; GAZIRY, Abdel Wahid; HEINZELIN, Jean de; DECHANT BOAZ, Dortohy;
6 BOAZ, Noel T.; EL-ARNAUTI, Ali; GAZIRY, Abdel Wahid; HEINZELIN, Jean de; DECHANT BOAZ, Dortohy; Neogene Paleontology and Geology of Sahabi
New York Alan R. Liss, Inc. 1987 1st edition 
Hardback, approx 11 x 9 inches. In pictorial black cloth cover lettered in white In very good condition. Some minor rubbing and bumps to corners and corners of spine. Cover laminated. Neat inscription to corner of front endpaper. Else a very clean and tight copy. 401pp. With many B&W photographic illustrations and diagrams. Large folding map and chart in pocket at rear. 
Price: 200.00 GBP
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Popular Field Botany; Containing a Familiar and Technical Description of the Plants Most Common to the Various Localities of the British Isles, Adapted to the Study of either the Artificial or Natural Systems. Second Edition., CATLOW, Agnes;
7 CATLOW, Agnes; Popular Field Botany; Containing a Familiar and Technical Description of the Plants Most Common to the Various Localities of the British Isles, Adapted to the Study of either the Artificial or Natural Systems. Second Edition.
London, Reeve, Benham & Reeve, 1849 2nd Edition 
Small hardback, 6.5 x 5 inches. Professionally rebacked with Original polished calf leather boards, and modern leather spine, gilt lettering and blind embossed decoration to spine, gilt line panelling to boards. Decorative gilt outer edging and blind embossed inner dentelles. Marbled endpapers. In very good condition. Modern leather spine. Rubbing to original boards and bumps to corners, darkened around edges. Some light surface marks to leather at edges. Small owners label to corner of front endpaper. Also inscribed “Edward Hauson, 1851.” Endpapers darkened, a couple of minor spots else pages very clean and tight throughout. A lovely copy. 20 hand-coloured plates, each with 4 seperate illustrations. 384 pp. 
Price: 50.00 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;
8 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;
9 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:
10 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. 181pp. With b/w photographs. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly faded. Not price clipped). Authorís neat inscription to front endpaper. A very clean and tight copy. The author and her husband converted a Norfolk country estate into a wildlife park, specialising in Latin American animals. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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The Vertebrate Fauna of North Wales. With Twenty-Eight Plates and a Map., FORREST, H. E.;
11 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:
12 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.;
13 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;
14 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.;
15 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.:
16 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:
17 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.:
18 HUDSON W. H.: The Naturalist in La Plata. With Illustrations.
London Chapman & Hall 1892 1st edition 
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). Profusely illustrated. 388 pp. Cat. 40 pp. 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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The Book of A Naturalist., HUDSON, W.H.:
19 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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The Gamekeeper at Home. Sketches of Natural History and Rural Life. With illustrations by CHARLES WHYMPER., JEFFERIES, RICHARD / WHYMPER, CHARLES:
20 JEFFERIES, RICHARD / WHYMPER, CHARLES: The Gamekeeper at Home. Sketches of Natural History and Rural Life. With illustrations by CHARLES WHYMPER.
Smith Elder & Co. 1880 1st 
Size 4.75 x 7.5 inches. In bevelled boards, green cloth covers with gilt to spine, gilt pictorial decoration to front with black printed decorative bordering. Floral decorative endpapers. In very good condition. Spine and edges rubbed, nicked at ends, corners bumped/nicked. Inscribed, inner hinges a little split. Pages very clean and tight throughout. 219pp. Many wood-engravings. Previously serialised in "Pall Mall", this was his first published essay collection. It is set in and around his birthplace of Coate and using a gamekeeper with whom he was familiar, he describes the life and work of the gamekeeper and also the ways of the poacher and the ongoing ‘war’ between them. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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