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Image for PYCCKME NTPYIIIEYHBIE KOHN [RUSSIAN TOY HORSES] CHEVAUX-JOUETS RUSSES, RUSSISCHE SPIELPFERDCHEN [Pycckuu Cyberhup]

PYCCKME NTPYIIIEYHBIE KOHN [RUSSIAN TOY HORSES] CHEVAUX-JOUETS RUSSES, RUSSISCHE SPIELPFERDCHEN [Pycckuu Cyberhup]

By: --- .----

Price: £20.00

Publisher: MOSCOW, U?game??cmbo: 1976

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 120686

Condition: Near Fine


H/b 1st ed.1976.Russian Toy Horses.Colour illustrated all Pages. p.118 in English text & P.119 an English List with brief description. Russian text all remaining pages accompanying illus.[ wooden - clay - switches - roots - stump - porcelain] Each locality had its own form attached to horses- characteristic to that particular area. no notable defects to square book, faux leather, gilt titles & dec. to front, No incsp.not clipped.[ unable to decipher/ reproduce some title letters as printed in Cyrillic] Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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

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

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

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

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

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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 OPEN AIR An Anthology of English Country Life

By: ADRIAN BELL

Price: £17.50

Publisher: LONDON, FABER & FABER: 1936

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 120297

Condition: Very Good


Apple Green cloth boards with gilt titles to spine. 195 x 130 mm approx. Top edge of book block stained purple.368pp. Wood cut illustration to title page. Anthology of 169 passages from "country" writings which provide a rich source of memories of the english countryside, farming, village life, country ways and nature. Harvested from a host of authors works with an introduction and notes by Adrian Bell. Table of contents with list of authors and sources at end together with index.The copy offered by us is of the first edition of 1936. VG/VG (Book- A little light shelf wear and soiling ... View more info

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MY HAPPY HUNTING GROUNDS WITH NOTES ON SPORT AND NATURAL HISTORY

By: ALFRED ERSKINE GATHORNE-HARDY

Price: £35.00

Publisher: LONDON, LONGMANS GREEN AND CO: 1914

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123859

Condition: Very Good


Salmon Cloth Boards with gilt titles to spine, blind impressed to upper board and gilt blocked illustrations to spine and upper board.225 x 150 mm approx. xii + 274 pp + 2pp of publisher's adverts. Frontis with tissue guard 31 b/w photos, double page colour cartoon drawing by Sir Frank Lockwood + all other drawings/reproductions as called for.First Edition 1st printing 1914. Born Alfred Hardy, he assumed by Royal licence the additional surname of Gathorne in 1878 like the rest of his family. The same year he was elected to the House of Commons for Canterbury, a seat he held until 1880, when th... View more info

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THE ART OF BEATRIX POTTER Revised Edition

By: ANNE CARROLL MOORE & ENID AND LESLIE LINDER

Price: £24.00

Publisher: LONDON, FREDERICK WARNE & Co.Ltd: 1978

Edition: Revised/Reset Edition

Seller ID: 122680

ISBN: 0723214573

Condition: Near Fine


Mottled Grey Rexine cloth boards with gilt titles to spine and mouse to front panel. 240 x 175 mm approx. Blue end papers. Applied head and tail bands. Top edge of book block stained red. xxvi + 406 pp. Colour frontis + over 300 other reproductions in colour and monochrome including a collection of photographs of Hill Top and Sawrey giving a setting of Beatrix Potter's life from 1905 onwards. First published in 1955 the copy offered by us is a 1978 reprint of the Revised and Enlarged Edition of 1972 in collectible condition but lacking it's slip case. Near Fine/Near Fine (Book- Red staining to... 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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THE DOMESTIC DUCK

By: ASHTON , Chris , ASHTON , Mike , Award Winner Specialits in Pure Breeds

Price: £19.95

Publisher: Ramsbury, THE CROWOOD PRESS: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 10163

ISBN: 186126402x

Condition: Fine


Book as new.FINE/FINE.1st ed. Comprehensive Handbook for Breeders , Keepers & Exhibitors of all kinds.Award winning authors C & M Ashton. They have lived on a Smallholding since 1979 where they Specialise in Pure Breeds of Ducks & Geese - developing their skill over 20 yrs .[ how duck breeds / develope / to look after them / worldwide classic ducks / managing stock / rearing ducklings / common problems etc] Useful addresses. illustrated 35 Colour plates, plus b/w.192pp.[ No inscsp, not price clipped] now in clear easily Removable proprietary protective cover Please see our image of the actual ... 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

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ANIMAL PICTORIAL Vol 3 No 4 , May 1940 War Edition

By: BAKER , Peter Shaw [ Ed.]

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Chiswick, Animal Pictorial Ltd.: 1940

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 122425

Condition: Good


Good P/b internal VG.Editor P S Baker.War ed.1940.1/- Front cover shows Kicking Kangaroo'sand initial text is about these animals by Michael Terry, FRGS FRES. A periodical this issue begins nos.pages.P.186 - 240. illus. b/w plates.[ no inscsp. tight binding, war-time tanned paper, VG internal ] covers a little weary, rusted staples but holding tight, light handling soil & pale stain to once white background.no loss.Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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HOW TO KNOW THE FERNS 120 Different Types

By: BASTIN , S Leonard ,

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, METHUEN & Co. Ltd: 1917

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123841

Condition: Good


Good H/b.1st ed.1917.Small.136pp .illus. 33 b/w photo-plates.14 chpts- 120 different types; from Bristle fern / Tunbridge Filmy fern - to - the Dutch Rush.[ Ferns Allies / life histories / yesteryear & today etc] the culture, protecting. Preserving. Index.[ 175x110mm green cloth, clean throughout, thicker-card paper creamed, no inscsp, no annotation.] boards show markings- more to rear. An excellent reference source. Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. View more info