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Image for The Hillier Dictionary of Trees and Shrubs. The Hillier Arboretum.

The Hillier Dictionary of Trees and Shrubs. The Hillier Arboretum.

By: N/A

Price: £4.00

Publisher: David and Charles. 1981 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 73359


Size 6.0 x 8.5 inches. In green cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Yellow endpapers. 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. 323pp. With colour photographs and b/w line drawings. Alphabetically described trees and shrubs with colour photographs. View more info

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Under the Acorns. A Selection of Nature Essays. (SIGNED & LIMITED EDITION)

By: (CHOLERTON, P. & C.) JEFFERIES, RICHARD:

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Horizon Handmade Books. 1982.LIMITED EDITION (650):This No.373. SIGNED BY PETER CHOLERTON.:

Seller ID: 78947


Hardback, brown cloth with gilt lettering, in illustrated paper dustwrapper. In very good near fine condition. (Near fine dustwrap.) Signed by Peter Cholerton and numbered 373/650. With cover letter signed by Carol Cholerton. 6 col.& mount.plates. 128pp.(incl.bibl.). View more info

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Nature Studies New Edition.

By: ALLEN: WILSON: FOSTER: CLODD: PROCTOR:

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green and Co., 1893 new ed:

Seller ID: 80291


Hardback, 7.5 x 5 inches. Maroon cloth with silver lettering to spine. Brown endpapers. In very good condition. Slight fading to spine with some minor rubbing to ends. Some light foxing to pages. Else a very clean and tight copy. 342pp + 24pp cat. Illustrated with B&W figures within text. View more info

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Under the Bridge.

By: ARMSTRONG, ROBIN:

Price: £3.00

Publisher: George Philip. 1991 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 73400


Size 7.75 x 10.0 inches. In blue cloth covers with silver to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly marked at front. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 143pp. With b/w and colour illustrations by the author. The author describes wildlife and fishing on Dartmoor. With the author’s own illustrations. View more info

Image for (arranged by): Miniature Flowers and Vases. Introd.by N.Streatfeild.

(arranged by): Miniature Flowers and Vases. Introd.by N.Streatfeild.

By: ASHBERRY,ANNE

Price: £6.00

Publisher: C.A.Pearson 1955 (1st.).:

Seller ID: 54499


Bound in original green cloth with dustwrapper. Lacks free front endpaper. Else vg in vg/g dw (dw: trifle marked, sm. tear). 129 photo.plates. 190pp. Signed by A.Ashberry on title-page. View more info

Image for Birds and Beasts in Africa Depicted by the Chief Scout...

Birds and Beasts in Africa Depicted by the Chief Scout...

By: BADEN-POWELL, LORD:

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co. 1938 1st:

Seller ID: 79270


Hardback, approx 8 x 6 inches. In cream cloth with red lettering and black figure illustrations to front and spine. In original illustrated dustrapper. In very good condition with very good rare dustwrapper. (DW; edges rubbed, small chips to corners, tears/loss at ends of spine, some darkening to rear. In protective sleeve. NOT price clipped.) Some slight darkening to spine and edges of cloth on cover, else cloth & printing bright. Neat inscription to front endpaper ... View more info

Image for A Description of More Than Three Hundred Animals Interspersed with Entertaining Anecdotes, and Interesting Quotations from Ancient and Modern Authors. With an Appendix, on Allegorical and Famous Animals. Illustrated by Accurate Figures, finely engraved on wood. A New Edition. Revised and Much Enlarged.

A Description of More Than Three Hundred Animals Interspersed with Entertaining Anecdotes, and Interesting Quotations from Ancient and Modern Authors. With an Appendix, on Allegorical and Famous Animals. Illustrated by Accurate Figures, finely engraved on wood. A New Edition. Revised and Much Enlarged.

By: BALDWIN & CRADOCK:

Price: £65.00

Publisher: London, Baldwin and Cradock, C. Whittingham, 1833 new edition:

Seller ID: 79596


Hardback, 7.5 x 4.5 inches. Dark green textured/patterned cloth with decorative gilt lettering to spine. Yellow endpapers. In very good condition. Spine slightly faded and some rubbing to boards and edges, rear hinge split with glue repair. Neat inscription to front “To the ...(?) Graham, from the Rev. Alex Davidson.” Inside pages very clean, bright and tight throughout. A very nice clean copy. 516pp. Illustrated with a decorative frontispiece and title vigne... View more info

Image for The Young Gentleman’s Book Containing a series of choice readings in popular science and natural history, together with retrospective essays, conversations, literary reminiscences etc. Third Edition.

The Young Gentleman’s Book Containing a series of choice readings in popular science and natural history, together with retrospective essays, conversations, literary reminiscences etc. Third Edition.

By: BALDWIN & CRADOCK:

Price: £100.00

Publisher: London, Baldwin and Cradock, 1834:

Seller ID: 79785


Hardback, 7 x 4 inches. In full black morocco leather ‘Prize’ binding with decorative gilt panelled boards, gilt decoration and lettering to spine. Gilt dentelles to boards, marbled endpapers and page edges. In very good condition. Some rubbing to edges and corners, some slight rubbing marks to boards. Bookplate to front endpaper “Henry Davenish Harben.” Presentation inscription opposite dated 1836, and inscribed note date 1913. Glue repair to fro... View more info

Image for Flora of the Isle of Wight. With geological chapter by Dr A. Insole. Edited by O.H.Frazer.

Flora of the Isle of Wight. With geological chapter by Dr A. Insole. Edited by O.H.Frazer.

By: BEVIS, J. / KETTELL, R. / SHEPARD, B.:

Price: £9.00

Publisher: I.O.W. Natural History and Archaeological Society. 1978 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 70785


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. View more info

Image for A General History of Quadrupeds. The Figures Engraved on Wood by T. Bewick. The Second Edition.

A General History of Quadrupeds. The Figures Engraved on Wood by T. Bewick. The Second Edition.

By: BEWICK, THOMAS:

Price: £250.00

Publisher: Newcastle Upon Tyne, S. Hodgson, R. Beilby, Bewick &c. 1791 2nd:

Seller ID: 79703


Hardback, approx 8.5 x 5 inches. Full calf leather binding,maroon leather spine label. Gilt edging to boards, blind embossed decoration to spine. In very good condition. Later leather to spine and corners, professionally rebacked, contemporary endpapers. Original leather boards rubbed with small chips/bumps to edges. Neat inscriptions to edges of title page (faded) “William Alexander, Gt. Yarmouth, 1792,” and “Sarah ... Southeran(?).” Some very mi... View more info

Image for Episodes of Insect Life. First series.

Episodes of Insect Life. First series.

By: Budgen, M.L. (Acheta Domestica, M.E.S.)

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Reeve, Benham, and Reeve 1849 (1st. edition).:

Seller ID: 79272


Hardback, 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Light green ribbed cloth binding with elaborate decor. & illustration in gold: on the spines is an intricate design of caterpillar, cocoon, and butterfly on a leafy shrub which incorporates the title, and on all the covers depict a clothed house cricket (the Acheta Domestica of Miss Budgen's pseudonym) seated on a stump and reading from an open book to an audience of insects and spiders. Underneath the picture is printed: "He fil... View more info

Image for Animals at Work and Play Their Activities and Emotions. With Illustrations.

Animals at Work and Play Their Activities and Emotions. With Illustrations.

By: CORNISH, C. J.:

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Seeley and Co. 1896:

Seller ID: 79548


Hardback, 8 x 5 inches. In full polished light brown calf Leather binding, gilt paneled boards, raised and gilt banding to spine, with lettering to black leather spine label and gilt decorations. Gilt school vignette to front. Marbled edges and endpapers. Fine Binding by BICKERS AND SON. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to corners and edges. Some darkening and rubbing to spine, slight fading to edges of boards. Gilt vignette to front reads: “Camberwell Gr... View more info

Image for Nights with an Old Gunner. And Other Studies of Wild Life. With Illustrations.

Nights with an Old Gunner. And Other Studies of Wild Life. With Illustrations.

By: CORNISH, C. J.:

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Seeley & Co., 1897,:

Seller ID: 79858


Hardback, approx 8 x 5 inches. In green/blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front with gilt pictorial design also to front. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to cover; edges and corners slightly bumped, spine a little darkened, some minor handling to boards. Some darkening to endpapers with neat inscription to front “M.B. Hoare.” Title page darkened and foxed (from frontis tissue guard.) Some handling marks (spots to p.48-9, and a couple of c... View more info

Image for The Seasons & The Fisherman. A Book For Children.

The Seasons & The Fisherman. A Book For Children.

By: DARLING, F. Fraser: TUNNICLIFFE, C. F.:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Cambridge, University Press, 1942 repr:

Seller ID: 78946


Hardback, 9 x 7 ins. Illustrated blue paper covers, in illustrated paper dustwrap. In very good condition with very good dustwrap. (DW some rubbing to corners and edges, in protective sleeve.) Some minor rubbing to edges of boards. Endpapers slightly darkened, “Foyles” bookseller label to front. Else an excellent clean & tight copy. 70pp. With B&W woodcut illustrations by C.F. Tunnicliffe. View more info

Image for On the Structure and Distribution of Coral Reefs. Second Edition, Revised.

On the Structure and Distribution of Coral Reefs. Second Edition, Revised.

By: DARWIN, CHARLES:

Price: £295.00

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder & Co. 1874 2nd, revised:

Seller ID: 80410


Hardback, 7.5 x 5 inches. In green blind stamped cloth with gilt lettering and decoration to spine, blind paneled boards. Brown endpapers. In very good condition. Cloth a little rubbed at corners and edges, leading board edges rubbed and faded. Neat inscription to halftitle page “N. M. Richardson.” Endpapers probably later (especially front endpaper.) Soem light foxing spots to title and rear cat pages. Maps clean and bright, tiny tear to fold nr bound edge o... View more info

Image for Journal of Researches into the Natural History & Geology of the Countries visited during the Voyage of H.M.S. "Beagle" round the World. (From the corrected and enlarged edition of 1845.) With biographical introduction. The Minerva Library of Famous Books.

Journal of Researches into the Natural History & Geology of the Countries visited during the Voyage of H.M.S. "Beagle" round the World. (From the corrected and enlarged edition of 1845.) With biographical introduction. The Minerva Library of Famous Books.

By: DARWIN, CHARLES: BETTANY, G. T.:

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Ward Lock & Co., 1889 3rd ed:

Seller ID: 80300


Hardback, 7 x 5 inches. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering to spine, black lettering and blocked design on front and spine in ‘quarter-bound’ style, with pebbled effect on spine and corners. Decorative patterned endpapers. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to corners. Endpapers slightly darkened. Some minor foxing spots to inside pages, else a very clean and tight copy. 381pp. + 14pp cat. With b&w plates and illustrations. View more info

Image for The Descent of Man. And Selection in Relation to Sex. Second Edition, Revised and augmented. Twenty-First Thousand. With Illustrations.

The Descent of Man. And Selection in Relation to Sex. Second Edition, Revised and augmented. Twenty-First Thousand. With Illustrations.

By: DARWIN, Charles;

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, John Murray, 1887 (2nd. revised & augmented. 21st. thou.).:

Seller ID: 78481


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. View more info

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Reinventing Darwin. The Great Evolutionary Debate.

By: ELDREDGE, Niles;

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicholson 1995 1st edition:

Seller ID: 77252


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. View more info

Image for A History of the Earth & Animated Nature Illustrated with Copper-Plates. A New Edition, with corrections and additions by W. Turton. Fellow of the Linnaean Society. In Six Volumes.

A History of the Earth & Animated Nature Illustrated with Copper-Plates. A New Edition, with corrections and additions by W. Turton. Fellow of the Linnaean Society. In Six Volumes.

By: GOLDSMITH, OLIVER: TURTON, W.:

Price: £400.00

Publisher: London, F. Wingrave, J. Johnson, Richardson, Rivington &c &c... 1805 ‘New Edition’:

Seller ID: 80536


6 volumes. Hardback, Approx 8.5 x 5.5 inches. In diced calf leather bindings with gilt lettering and decorations to spines, gilt paneled boards, marbled endpapers and page edges. In very good condition. Some rubbing to extremities; edges, corners, and ends of spines. Corners a little bumped. A couple of minor cracks nr top rear edges of spines on vols.1,3&4. Some minor rubbing and handling to boards. Bookplates to front endpapers “Rawson Boddam Crozier.” ... View more info

Image for Glimpses of Ocean Life; Rock-Pools and the Lessons they Teach. With numerous illustrations by the author.

Glimpses of Ocean Life; Rock-Pools and the Lessons they Teach. With numerous illustrations by the author.

By: HARPER, JOHN:

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, T. Nelson & Sons, 1860 1st:

Seller ID: 80006


Hardback, 7 x 4.5 inches. Maroon/ pink pebbled cloth, Gilt decoration and lettering to front and spine, blind embossed on rear. Yellow endpapers. In good condition. Cloth faded, darkened on spine. Corners bumped. Glue repairs to inner hinges. Foxing/darkening to pages throughout. Some pencil marks. Else a tight copy. Illustrated with 12 plates (blue tint, displaying 43 illustrations). 379 pp. / cat. 4 pp. View more info