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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: £3.00

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

Image for The Georgicks of Virgil, Pub. Virgilii Maronis Georgicorum, Libri Quatuor. With an English Translation and Notes. Illustrated with Copper Plates.

The Georgicks of Virgil, Pub. Virgilii Maronis Georgicorum, Libri Quatuor. With an English Translation and Notes. Illustrated with Copper Plates.

By: (VIRGIL) MARTYN, JOHN:

Price: £200.00

Publisher: Dublin, E. Exshaw, C. Wynne, Oli. Nelson, 1744:

Seller ID: 82193


Hardback, 8 x 5 inches. Bound in polished full calf leather, with gilt and raised banding and maroon leather spine label lettered in gilt. In very good condition. Corners bumped, marks and darkening to boards. Lacks free endpapers. Inscription to insides of boards. Some minor darkening to page edges else pages all very clean and tight. Small torn corner to bottom of last index page. Else a very clean and tight copy. 117, 127, 132 + 95pp + index. Illustrated with 3 B&W engraved folding plates, (2 of atlas/world maps and 1 of plough,) and 6 engraved coloured plates of plants and flowers (4 a... 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: £2.00

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 “Sylvia Read, 1938, Raymond.” Slight darkening to rear of frontis plate, some mild foxing spots to title page and... 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 vignette and over 300 B&W illustrations within text. 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 front hinge and first few pages; first preface page is rubbed and slightly creased on edge. A couple of odd foxing spots (p40-50... View more info

Image for Trees and Shrubs. Hardy in the British Isles. 2 volumes only. Vol I, A-K; Vol II, L-Z,

Trees and Shrubs. Hardy in the British Isles. 2 volumes only. Vol I, A-K; Vol II, L-Z,

By: BEAN, W.J.:

Price: £38.00

Publisher: John Murray 1921 3rd edition:

Seller ID: 82145


2 vols.; Tall 8vo. Bound in green cloth covers with gilt to spines and blind embossed vignettes to spine and front. In very good condition. Nice bright covers. One plate a little proud which as a few small nicks on fore edge. Mild foxing to edges. Slight browning to endpapers. Else clean and tight copies. 688, 736pp Profusely ills.with b/w photo plates and line drawings in text. W.J.Bean was Assistant Curator, Royal Botanic gardens, Kew. 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 minor handling marks to a couple of pages else a very clean, bright and tight copy. Profusely illustrated with B&W wood-eng... View more info

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Log-Book of a Fisherman and Zoologist Illustrated. Seventh Thousand.

By: BUCKLAND, FRANK:

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Chapman & Hall, n.d. 7th thou. (Preface dated 1875.):

Seller ID: 81330


Hardback, 7.5 x 5 inches. Quarter bound green polished calf leather and green cloth covered boards. Fine binding by “Mudie.” Marbled endpapers and page edges. Gilt lettering and floral decorations to spine. In very good condition. Some fading to spine, some rubbing to corners and edges, small chip to edge of bottom front corner. Some minor foxing between endpapers. Binders stamp to front “MUDIE.” Else inside pages all very clean and tight throughout. An excellent copy. 339pp. Ilustrated with a full-page frontis, 3 full-page and many B&W illustrations in text. 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 filled their listening ears with wondrous things". The design is signed "Staples sc.," which refers to Thomas Sta... View more info

Image for Natural History of Birds, Fish, Insects, and Reptiles. Embellished with Upward of Two Hundred Engravings. In Five Volumes.

Natural History of Birds, Fish, Insects, and Reptiles. Embellished with Upward of Two Hundred Engravings. In Five Volumes.

By: BUFFON, COUNT DE:

Price: £350.00

Publisher: London, Printed for the Proprietor and sold by H. D. Symonds, 1798:

Seller ID: 82135


Five volumes. Hardbacks, approx 7.5 x 4.5 inches. Bound in fine polished “Tree Calf” leather bindings, with red and black leather spine labels lettered in gilt. with gilt banding to spines, gilt dentelles to board edges. Speckled page edges, plain endpapers. In very good conditions. Some minor rubbing to extremities, corners lsihgtly bumped, ends of spine a little rubbed, a couple of small chips to ends of spine on v.2., and a couple of chips to top ends of vols. 4 & 5. Some areas of rubbing/surface scuffs to boards on vols 2-5. Some minor darkening to edges of endpapers. Neat ... View more info

Image for Natural History, General and Particular. Translated into English. Illustrated with above 300 Copper-Plates, and occasional notes and observations by William Smellie. Second Edition. In Eight Volumes (of Nine.)

Natural History, General and Particular. Translated into English. Illustrated with above 300 Copper-Plates, and occasional notes and observations by William Smellie. Second Edition. In Eight Volumes (of Nine.)

By: BUFFON, COUNT DE: SMELLIE, William:

Price: £800.00

Publisher: London, W. Strahan & T. Cadell, 1785 2nd:

Seller ID: 82230


Eight Volumes. Hardback, 8.5 x 5 inches. Polished full calf leather bindings, red and black leather spine labels, with gilt lettering and decorations. Marbled endpapers. In very good conditions. Corners slightly bumped, some rubbing to edges and corners. Some minor darkening and handling to covers. Bookplates to endpapers “Pat. Kelly.” Endpapers clean, no penned inscriptions. A couple of minor handling marks to pages. Some minor, very faint staining to bottom corners of pages in vols 3 &6. Else pages and plates all very clean, bright and tight throughout. Lacks Volume 2. Else a... View more info

Image for Round The Year With Nature With 200 Illustrations from Photographs and 24 Coloured Plates from Original Paintings by Maude Umphreville Clarke.

Round The Year With Nature With 200 Illustrations from Photographs and 24 Coloured Plates from Original Paintings by Maude Umphreville Clarke.

By: CLAXTON, WILLIAM J.:

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, George Routledge & Sons, 1911 1st:

Seller ID: 81656


Hardback, 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Green cloth, beveled edge boards, Gilt lettering to spines and gilt ‘sundial’ design to front. Plain endpapers and edges. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to corners, some light rubbing to bottom front corner. A couple of minor handling marks to boards. Some minor light foxing spots to endpapers, else pages all clean and tight throughout. Plates clean and bright. 302pp. Illustrated with 24 full-page coloured plates, and many B&W photo illustrations in text. View more info

Image for Illustrations of British Fungi (Hymenomycetes), To Serve as an Atlas to the “Handbook of British Fungi.”

Illustrations of British Fungi (Hymenomycetes), To Serve as an Atlas to the “Handbook of British Fungi.”

By: COOKE, M. C.;

Price: £100.00

Publisher: London, Williams and Norgate, 1888:

Seller ID: 81755


Hardback, Size approx 9 x 6 inches. Quarter bound in dark green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Original illustrated paper covers bound inside (Numbered LXVII on top corner.) In very good condition. In contemporary cloth binding. Some minor rubbing to edges. Stamps to endpapers “Thomas Cernohorsky, 30. Nov. 1929.” Inside plates all guarded, clean and bright. Notes to tissue guard for plate 1122, and 1132. Else a very clean and tight copy. Illustrated with 47 colour lithographic Plates, (numbered 1103 - 1150.) Typed index at rear. Thomas Cernohorsky (1882 - 1952) was one of the ... 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 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: £40.00

Publisher: London, Ward Lock & Co., 1894:

Seller ID: 81580


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. Else a very clean and tight copy. 492pp. + 20pp cat. With b&w plates and illustrations. View more info