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Image for The River Runs Uphill : A Story of Success and Failure

The River Runs Uphill : A Story of Success and Failure

By: Aickman, Robert

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Burton on Trent, J.M Pearson 1986: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 35865

ISBN: 0907864384

Condition: Very Good


210 pp., illustrated in b/w, jacket very slightly discoloured and creased, prev owners bookplate on pasetdown View more info

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The Book of Indian Birds. Indian Natural History Series, Vol. I

By: Ali, Salim

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Bombay, The Bombay Natural History Society 1946: 1946

Edition: Fourth Edition, Enlarged and Revised

Book number: 57208

Condition: Very Good


xl, 440, xli-xliv pp. Original gilt-decorated green cloth in pictorial dust wrapper. Dj chipped at spine ends. Cloth clean. Internally clean. No ownership names. With nearly 200 colour plates and a map. View more info

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The New Practical Gardener and Modern Horticulturist

By: Anderson, James, editor

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, William Mackenzie N.d. [1870's]: 1870

Book number: 55523

Condition: Good


988 pp. Contemporary half morocco over pebbled cloth. Raised bands to spine with gilt-ruled panels and maroon leather title label. All edges marbled. Marbled endpapers. Creasing to spine. Boards marked. Internally clean. With 27 colour plates. Additional in-text and full-page b&w plates. Binding firm. In Good to VG condition. View more info

Image for In the Polar Regions : Or, Nature and Natural History in the Frozen Zone. With Anecdotes and Stories of Adventure and Travel

In the Polar Regions : Or, Nature and Natural History in the Frozen Zone. With Anecdotes and Stories of Adventure and Travel

By: Anon

Price: £48.00

Publisher: London, T. Nelson and Sons 1886: 1886

Book number: 52552

Condition: Very Good


238 pp. Full tan calf with decorative gilt panels and black leather title label to spine. All edges marbled. Marbled endpapers. Prize binding with gilt school device to front board and prize bookplate to front pastedown. Bound by Bickers. Light marks to boards. internally clean and fresh. Illustrations. VG View more info

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Wild Flowers of Attica

By: ATCHLEY, Shirley Clifford & TURRIL:L, W. B.

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Oxford, Oxford at the Clarendon Press 1938: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 918

Condition: Very Good


1st edition, 4to. Colour illustrations. Very Good in Very Good dustwrapper. Some marking to the endpapers, minor fraying to top of wrapper View more info

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The Beauties of Nature and the Wonders of the World We Live In

By: Avebury, Right Hon. Lord

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co., Limited 1902: 1902

Book number: 55378

Condition: Very Good


ix, 227 pp. Full dark green calf. Raised bands to spine with decorative gilt panels and brown leather title label. Gilt school device of Framlingham College to front board and prize bookplate to front pastedown. All edges marbled and marbled endpapers. Bound by Relfe Brothers. Faint spotting to boards and prelims. In-text illustrations. View more info

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Ornithologie d'Angola

By: Barboza du Bocage, J. V.

Price: £1,500.00

Publisher: Lisbonne, Imprimerie Nationale 1881: 1881

Book number: 56594

Condition: Very Good


xxxii, 576, + 10 plates, pp. Contemporary quarter blue pigskin over marbled-paper covered boards. Raised bands to spine with gilt lettering. Slight rubbing to spine ends & corners. Patterned endpapers. No ownership marks. Detailed descriptions of over 500 birds. Staining to some plates. With 10 finely coloured lithographs at rear. Text in Portuguese. Bocage was the curator of Zoology at the Museu Nacional de Lisboa. His work at the musuem consisted mainly in acquiring an... View more info

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Just Pups

By: Barker, K F

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Country Life Ltd 1937: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 45527

Condition: Very Good


xiv, 64, [10] pp., Illustrated in b/w. Jacket chipped with one portion of loss to spine. A few spots of foxing and some closed minor tears at edges. Edges, and final pages spotted slightly. View more info

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Insects : Their Life-Histories and Habits

By: Bastin, Harold

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, T. C. and E. C. Jack 1918: 1918

Book number: 57922

Condition: Fine


xii, 349, (2) pp. Publisher's gilt-decorated cloth with colour pictorial onlay to front board. Top edge gilt. Darkening to endpapers. No ownership names. B&w illustrations throughout. Gilt decoration bright. A Fine clean copy. View more info

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A History of British Reptiles

By: BELL, Thomas

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, John Van Voorst 1839: 1839

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 3718

Condition: Good


pp. xxiv., 142, [2 pub. adverts.]. Original gilt lettered dark green pebble cloth. Wood engravings in the text. A little weak at the front hinge,, and some foxing to the endpapers, but otherwise a very good copy. View more info

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Bumblebees - New Naturalist # 98

By: Benton, Ted

Price: £100.00

Publisher: London, United Kingdom, Collins 2006: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 35583

ISBN: 0007174500

Condition: Fine


xi., 580 pp., illustrated throughout, this is an account of the behaviour and ecology of bumblebees. The author provides information of the lives of the 25 species of bumblebee found throughout the UK, which includes: colour photographs of the sexes and castes of all species; detailed photographs of the bumblebee habitats; and more. A detailed and up-to-date account of the behaviour and ecology of bumblebees. This group of relatively large, colourful and familiar insect... View more info

Image for Hortus Eystettensis, sive diligens et accurata omnium plantarum, florum, stirpium, et variis orbis terrae partibus, singulari studio collectarum, quae in celeberrimis viridariis Archem Episcopalem ibidem cingentibus, hoc tempore conspiciuntur, delineatio

Hortus Eystettensis, sive diligens et accurata omnium plantarum, florum, stirpium, et variis orbis terrae partibus, singulari studio collectarum, quae in celeberrimis viridariis Archem Episcopalem ibidem cingentibus, hoc tempore conspiciuntur, delineatio

By: Besler, Basilius

Price: £60.00

Publisher: Munchen, Konrad Kolbl 1964: 1964

Book number: 46146

Condition: Near Fine


[unpaginated] 1964 facsimile of the famous work, bound in a smart brown faux leather. Slight mark to foredge. View more info

Image for Useful Knowledge; Or, A Familiar Account of the Various Productions of Nature, Mineral, Vegetable, and Anmal, Which are Chiefly Employed for the Use of Man. In three volumes

Useful Knowledge; Or, A Familiar Account of the Various Productions of Nature, Mineral, Vegetable, and Anmal, Which are Chiefly Employed for the Use of Man. In three volumes

By: Bingley, William

Price: £125.00

Publisher: London, Printed for Baldwin & Craddock 1831: 1831

Book number: 52078

Condition: Very Good


In 3 volumes complete. The fifth edition. viii, 280; iv, 284; iv, 264 pp. Bound in original green diced calf. Raised bands to spines with gilt panels and red leather title labels. Marbled edges and endpapers. Minor marks to boards. Engraved frontis and several engraved plates to each volume. All plates present. A VG set. View more info

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A History Of Ornithology - New Naturalist # 104

By: Bircham, Peter

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Collins 2007: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 31864

ISBN: 0007199694

Condition: As New


xii 483, pp. illustrated. Peter Bircham looks at the history of British ornithology, spanning a millennium and exploring along the way the first bird book, the earliest British lists, various notable scientists, collectors and artists, the first studies of migration, and the challenges presented by classification. He traces the development of the British Ornithologists' Union and other organisations, and finishes with a review of the current state of ornithology in Brit... View more info

Image for The Orchids of the Cape Peninsula. Off-Print from the Transactions of the South African Philosophical Society, 1888, Vol. V., Part I.

The Orchids of the Cape Peninsula. Off-Print from the Transactions of the South African Philosophical Society, 1888, Vol. V., Part I.

By: Bolus, Harry

Price: £250.00

Publisher: Cape Town, Printed by West, Newman and Co., London 1888: 1888

Edition: First Edition Thus

Book number: 57973

Condition: Good


viii, 75-200, + plates. Contemporary dark green cloth with gilt lettering to front board and spine. Boards slightly marked and worn at spine ends. Leaves loose in case. Spotting to prelims. With 36 full-page part-coloured plates. Complete. View more info

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Horses and Horsemen and Stable-Management

By: Bosvile, Godfrey

Price: £100.00

Publisher: London, George Routledge & Sons Ltd 1908: 1908

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 39822

Condition: Very Good


ix, 276 pp., Several b/w photographic plates and illustrations. Bound in a handsome midnight blue quarter morocco with blue cloth boards. TEG. Minor tanning and foxing to ffeps and endpapers, but very good and clean internally. View more info

Image for Darwin's Garden Down House and the Origin of Species

Darwin's Garden Down House and the Origin of Species

By: Boulter, M.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Constable 2008: 2008

Edition: 1st Printing

Book number: 40411

ISBN: 1845295994

Condition: Near Fine


251 pp, illustrated in b/w View more info

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Lloyd's Natural History. In 16 volumes

By: Bowdler Sharpe, R. editor

Price: £475.00

Publisher: London, Edward Lloyd, Limited 1896 / 1897: 1896

Book number: 49415

Condition: Good


In 16 volumes complete. Original cloth with gilt-lettered spines. Set comprises: 'A Hand-Book to the Birds of Great Britain' in 4 volumes; 'A Hand-Book to the Order Lepidoptera' in 5 volumes; 'A Hand-Book to the Game-Birds' 2 volumes; 'A Hand-Book to the Marsupialia and Monotremata;' 'A Hand-Book to the Primates' 2 volumes; 'A Hand-Book to the Carnivora' and 'A Hand-Book to the British Mammalia.' Spines faded & marked and quite chipped at head & foot. First volume has 1.... View more info

Image for The Cyclopaedia of Botany and Complete Book of Herbs: Forming a History and Description of All Plants, British or Foreign Which are Known to be Useful to Man

The Cyclopaedia of Botany and Complete Book of Herbs: Forming a History and Description of All Plants, British or Foreign Which are Known to be Useful to Man

By: Brook, Richard

Price: £295.00

Publisher: London, Frederick Farrah [1854]: 1854

Book number: 44228

Condition: Very Good


2 volumes in 1. lix., 348 ; title, 349 - 733, directions to binder. 100 hand coloured plates as called for. Hand coloured vignette title. Bound in a recent quarter dark green morocco with marbled boards. Some foxing, but still a pleasing copy. View more info

Image for Plantae Utiliores, Or Illustrations of Useful Plants, Employed in the Arts and Medicine. Vol. III and Vol. IV

Plantae Utiliores, Or Illustrations of Useful Plants, Employed in the Arts and Medicine. Vol. III and Vol. IV

By: Burnett, M. A.

Price: £650.00

Publisher: London, Whittaker & Co. 1847 / 1850: 1847

Book number: 51979

Condition: Good


Vol. III and Vol. IV bound in one. Unpaginated. Bound in grey cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Wear to spine ends, outer spine joints and extremities. Inner hinges split. Cloth marked. Endpapers foxed. Separate title pages and contents pages. With 129 of 132 hand-coloured full page lithographic plates. Four plates loose with tears to edges. A very few plates with light foxing, all others plates clean and fresh with no foxing or staining. Colours fresh and vibrant. A G... View more info