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HALF HOURS in the FAR SOUTH The PEOPLE and SCENERY of the TROPICS

By: -------

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, DALDY, ISBISTER & Co.: 1877

Seller ID: 123821

Condition: Good


Good H/b [ Ist ? 1877 to title page] xii + 342pp+ 32pp advertisements. Profusely illus. Frontis + 98 other Engravings. Published by Dalby, Isbister & Co.Ludgate Hill. in their " Half Hour Library of Travel, Nature & Science Series for Young Readers.Set in 10 parts;- Up the Zambesi, Madagascar, New Guinea, Andaman Islands, The Argentine Republic, Tristan D'Acunha, Fiji, Trinidad, Monos, Mexico etc.175x125mm [ navy cloth Gilt illus to front & spine , school prize ink presentation inscription to preliminary blank also dated 1887, School Board for London, ink name & date to blank rear of fro... View more info

THE ENEMIES OF TIMBER Revised & Re-Written [ Decay Causes Preservation Cuprinol ]

By: --------------.

Price: £4.95

Publisher: London, JENSON & Nicholson:

Seller ID: 10121

Condition: Good


Stapled Paper Back , Undated Revised & Re-written Edition , 32pps , Includes inserted leaflet on Carpet Beetles , illus b/w , Ackns; index , 14 chpts [ Decay / rot / outdoor fungi / trating dry rot / specifictions / insect attack / Furniture - Deathwatch - Lyctus Beetles / Longhorn - other - beetles / wood worm / examination / Boring - Marine - Beetles / Wood preservation in Industry ] booklett - internal - vg - tight sound binding , no annotation ; External - rust to staples , ink name/address first line to top fnt cover , light edgewear rub and creasing , Decorator's Merchants stamp to frnt ... View more info

BOUQUET OF SOUTH AFRICAN FLOWERS Presentation Copy

By: --------------.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: South Africa, K W V Co-operative Wine Growers' Association / Paarl:

Seller ID: 9803

Condition: Good +


Paper Back larger format , Good+ , slim stapled card , Undated , Presentation Copy Paarl , colour illustrated 8 Full-page colour plates opposite explanatory text in English [ tight sound rusty stapled binding , paper med fox browned , no inscsp View more info

PROTECTED WILD FLOWERS of the CAPE PROVINCE BESKERMDE VELDBLOMME Van KAAPALAND

By: ----.

Price: £5.95

Publisher: CAPE PROVINCE, Department of Nature Conservation / Cape Provincial Administration: 1958

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 9802

Condition: VG


Paper Back smaller format , vg , chunky , 1st edition 1958 , greencloth covered card boards with laid-on colour plate to front , 210pps , colour illustrated with 201 plates on glossy art paper , index , foreword , African / English text , beneath each plate name , location when in flower [ total spine fade to book - clean sound copy , ink name to rear fep+ small booksellers nameplate Fogarty's Port Elizabeth ] View more info

FUNGI , a Warne Zig Zag Book [ Toadstools & Mushrooms]

By: ----.---------

Price: £4.95

Publisher: London, FREDERICK WARNE:

Seller ID: 9575

Condition: Good +


Fold-Out Paper Back , 48 varieties , colour plates , a Warne's Zig-Zag book , Undated circa 1960's ? , common species found widely throughout Europe [ 40 found in Britain ] brief notes to rear all pictures which are publishers laminate protected , complete , no inscsp/annotation , Zig Zag books listed to rear panel 4 Alpine Flowers 1 & 2 Fungi and Minerals. Internal - vg , External - col rub/loss edgwear+ spine creases , so overal Good View more info

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GUIDE to the FOSSIL PLANTS in the British Museum [ Natural History ] Revised Edition.

By: --.---

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, Printed by the Order of The Trustees of the British Museum: 1935

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 123033

Condition: As New


As new P/b.First published in 1925 the copy offered by us is a 2nd. Edition of 1935.Illus.6 Plates, 1 Folding Table, 45 Text Figs.Colour Frontis.74pp.215x140mm.Entire sections re-written with additional matter in text & illus.A Comprehensive Guide., 1/-.[ No notable defect, no previous owner name or insc.tight binding, clean throughout. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

HINTS ON RABBIT KEEPING , No 27 New Series

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Price: £1.25

Publisher: LONDON, THE ROYAL SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELITY TO ANIMALS RSPCA:

Seller ID: 7155

Condition: Good


7 pages , slim A5 Undated pamphlet , paperback , circa 1940's , staple rusted away , intact within thin plastic film cover , published by RSPCA , no inscsp or annotations , small b/w photo to front - Scarce leaflett - magazine Band of Mercy advert to rear View more info

HORSES , No 59 New Series HOW TO TREAT DOMESTIC ANIMALS

By: .---------------------

Price: £1.25

Publisher: LONDON, THE ROYAL SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELITY TO ANIMALS RSPCA:

Seller ID: 7154

Condition: Good -


12 pages , slim A5 Undated pamphlet , paperback , circa 1940's , staples rusted away , intact within thin plastic film cover , published by RSPCA , no inscsp or annotations , small b/w photo to front - Scarce leaflett View more info

DOGS , No 58 New Series HOW TO TREAT DOMESTIC ANIMALS

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Price: £1.00

Publisher: LONDON, THE ROYAL SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELITY TO ANIMALS RSPCA:

Seller ID: 7153

Condition: Good -


4 page slim A5 Undated pamphlet , paperback , circa 1940's , staple rusted away , now within thin plastic protective film cover - inner section loose , published by RSPCA , no inscsp or annotations , b/w photo of terrier dog to front - Scarce leaflett View more info

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FLORE ANALYTIQUE DE LA SUISSE

By: A. GREMLI

Price: £25.00

Publisher: BALE, H.GEORG: 1886

Seller ID: 123567

Condition: Good


Full suede leather boards, with 4 raised bands, black title slip with gilt titles. 180 x 105 mm approx. vi + 588 pp. 1886 Translated into French from the German 5th Edition by J.J.Vetter.(traduite en francaise sur la cinquime edition allemande) Good ( Leather rubbed to spine and corners. Hinges reinforced on the inside with brown rexine book cloth over original end papers. Previous owner name in ink to top of title page. Margins of pages a little browned with pencil marginalia and notes to rear blanks. Envelope with related pencil note inserted and affixed to rear paste down). Please see our i... View more info

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THE BRITISH ISLANDS AND THEIR VEGETATION

By: A.G.TANSLEY , MA FRS , Lately Sherardian Professor of Botany , Oxford.etc.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: CAMBRIDGE, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS: 1939

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123093

Condition: Very Good


Blue Buckram Cloth Boards with gilt titles to spine and gilt blocked landscape view to upper board. 260 x 185 mm approx. xxxviii + 930pp. Illustrated with 418 b/w photos and 179 Figs. in text this book was published to replace the out of print earlier work "Types of British Vegetation" of 1911 of which the author was a co-author. As well as describing and illustrating the vegetation of all aspects of the British Isles from mountain to submaritime it also presents a study of how it has been fashioned and affected by the physical, climatic and biotic factors of the environment etc. A book of int... View more info

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A COUNTRY PARISH Great Budworth in the County of Chester ( New Naturalist No 9 SIGNED by Author)

By: A.W.BOYD M.A.MC., Naturalist & Ornithologist

Price: £150.00

Publisher: LONDON, COLLINS / N/N: 1951

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 124388

Condition: Very Good


Green Buckram Cloth Boards with gilt titles and NN monograph to spine. 220 x 155 mm approx. xvi + 278 pp.+ 2 of publisher's adverts.34 colour and 48 b/w photos + 9 text figs as called for. First Edition 1st printing of No 9 in the New Naturalist Series by Collins signed by the author in blue ink to reverse of the half title page. Arnold Boyd was an Ornithologist and Naturalist who lived in the parish of Antrobus, part of the old parish of Great Budworth, Cheshire and a long-time contributor to The Guardian 's "Country Diary" column. He is probably best known now for his revised new ed... View more info

QUEEN BREEDING FOR AMATEURS

By: ABBOTT, C.P.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: The Bee Keepers' Association: 1947

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 10612

Condition: VG


Stapled Paper covered card boards, 48pp. 14 b/w photos. Short treatis on Queen Breeding for Bee Keepers by the then Chair of the Ealing and District Bee Keepers' Association. VG no d/j (Book- Insc and signed by the author : To ---- as a memo on the importance of a drone. With the author's compliments and kind regards, signed and dated Nov 1947. Staples a little rusty, paper tanned, moderate general shelf soiling to covers, 2/6 ,no other previous owner name and binding sound). See our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

NATURE DAY AND NIGHT

By: ADAMS, RICHARD

Price: £4.50

Publisher: HARMONDSWORTH, KESTREL BOOKS: 1978

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 7830

ISBN: 072265359x

Condition: VG+


Hard Cover , Dust Jacket , 1st ed , Illustrated laminated boards repeating the design of the dust jacket. Illustrated end papers. 108pp. Written in collaboration with Science writer Max Hooper and illustrator Stephen Lee and companion volume to Nature Through The Seasons. First Edition 1st Impression. VG+/VG+ (book- name or previous owner in ink to fep else fine. Dust Jacket- non price clipped. No notable defects in proprietary protective wrapper). View more info

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THE CAT and the CURMUDGEON

By: AMORY , Cleveland , Founder of Fund For Animals [ Anti-Cruelty Society ], Humorist , Humanitarian & Author

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, Bantam Press / Transworld Publishers Ltd: 1990

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123414

ISBN: 0593021886

Condition: Fine


FINE H/b.Near Fine D/j.1st .Humour Fiction by the author of The Cat Who Came for Christmas. The very stubborn " Polar Bear "....[ red cloth gilt titles, No inscsp.book as new] Dust Jacket price clipped, minor edge shelfwear.no spine fade. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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MEMORABLE EVENTS IN THE LIFE OF A LONDON PHYSICIAN IN THREE PARTS

By: ANON [ Samual Dickson ]

Price: £75.00

Publisher: LONDON, VIRTUE BROTHERS: 1863

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121112

Condition: Good


SCARCE book which is quite difficult to source. Burgundy Shagrin effect cloth boards with black title label and gilt titles to spine. 230 x 150 mm approx. Yellow made end papers, 276pp + 20pp publisher's catalogue dated June 1863. Published anonymously the book is attributed as being the work of Samuel Dickson 1802-1869 a pioneer in the work of Chron-Thermal Medicine, on treating cholera and other diseases and who crusaded against the practice of blood letting and other now outmoded "cures". The book conveys his feeling of injustice at not receiving recognition for his work and which w... View more info

Image for MATO GROSSO LAST VIRGIN LAND, AN ACCOUNT OF THE MATO GROSSO BASED ON THE ROYAL SOCIETY AND ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY EXPEDITION TO CENTRAL BRAZIL 1967-9 ( SIGNED COPY )

MATO GROSSO LAST VIRGIN LAND, AN ACCOUNT OF THE MATO GROSSO BASED ON THE ROYAL SOCIETY AND ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY EXPEDITION TO CENTRAL BRAZIL 1967-9 ( SIGNED COPY )

By: ANTHONY SMITH , Zoologist & Scientific Fellow

Price: £35.00

Publisher: LONDON, MICHAEL JOSEPH: 1971

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 123846

ISBN: 0718107349

Condition: Very Good


Green Cloth Boards with gilt titles to spine, 255 x 210 mm approx. 288 pp.Illustrated with over 20 photographs most of which in colour the book is based on the investigation commissioned by the Royal Society/Royal Geographical Society into the flora, fauna, climate, soils, rocks and human inhabitants of central Brazil undertaken from 1967 to 1969. The author, a trained Zoologist and Scientific Fellow of the Zoological Society of London and of the Royal Geographical Society was on the expedition and the copy offered by us is signed by him on a compliments slip from the Royal Society and The Roy... View more info

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Self-Sufficiency CHEESE MAKING

By: ASH , Rita , Specialist

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, New Holland Publishers [UK]Ltd.: 2009

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123073

ISBN: 1847734618

Condition: Fine


FINE P/b.[no inscsp.]128pp.210x150mm.You do not need to be scientifically trained to make chees; nor do you need to be an accomplished cook or possess expensive equipment.Herein is a recipe for all tastes.Comprehensive book detailing all you will need to know from making cheese at home - to - making cheese for a small business.[ Note on author to rear inner flap ] Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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THE OBSERVER'S BOOK OF ROCKS AND MINERALS

By: ATKINSON, RICHARD & FRANCES

Price: £15.00

Publisher: LONDON, FREDERICK WARNE: 1979

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123548

ISBN: 0723215782

Condition: Near Fine


Illustrated laminated boards, 184pp. 58 colour and 9 b/w photographs. Nos. 80 in series. 0240.579. Near Fine (Book- A tight clean copy with no previous owner name or inscription. Slight fading to red title to spine.F.Warne price sticker remains affixed to rear board. No notable defects). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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The Natural History and Antiquities of the County of Surrey , 5 vol set Facsmile

By: Aubrey, John

Price: £100.00

Publisher: Dorking, Kohler & Coombes: 1975

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 118571

ISBN: 0903967251

Condition: VG+


5 VOLS set.The Natural History and Antiquities of the County of Surrey.Beige buckram boards with gilt titles to spine, 230x150 mm approx, being the Facsimile reprint of the work first published by Dr Richard Rawlinson in 1718-19. John Aubrey (1626-1697) is perhaps best known today for his book "Brief Lives" which was made into a successful West End play in the early 1970's. The work is essentially a Perambulation of the County carried out by John Aubrey in the summer of 1673 added to by a second by Richard Rawlinson the Oxford bibliophile in 1717 and as such provides a glimpse of the t... View more info