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Image for Hunter Away: The Life and Times of Arthur Henry Neumann 1850-1907

Hunter Away: The Life and Times of Arthur Henry Neumann 1850-1907

By: Brown, Monty

Price: £125.00

Publisher: London SW12, Monty Brown: 1993

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 006029

Condition: Very Good


Maroon cloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, with light bumping to lower outer corner of both front and rear covers. Binding sound. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. 351pp. Many b/w illustrations. One of a limited edition of 1000 copies, this is a complimentary copy dedicated to the author Elspeth Huxley, and signed by Monty Brown on the limitation detail page. This was the first serious book on the life of Arthur Neumann, chi... View more info

Episodes of Insect Life, First Series (January-April)

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

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Reeve, Benham and Reeve: 1849

Seller ID: 002931

Condition: Fair


NB: Page xvii of the contents and page 1-2 of the text missing. Navy blue cloth covers with ornate gilt decoration to front and rear covers depicting a cricket (acheta domestica) telling stories to listening insects. All edges gilt. Pale yellow endpapers. Condition: Fair, spine has been rebacked (not recently), and has remains of a handwritten paper label with titles. Covers are generally faded and shelfworn. Binding cracked internally at the section where the preface be... View more info

Memories of Fourscore Years Less Two 1851-1929

By: Chapman, Abel

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Gurney and Jackson: 1930

Seller ID: 003157

Condition: Good


Dark green cloth with titles in gilt on spine. Top edge gilt. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers and light bumping to corners and head and tail of spine. Light foxing to endpapers and textblock edges. Binding sound. Text clean apart from small note to text on p.xii of the memoir by George Bolam at the beginning of the book. 257pp. Many illustrations in the text by the author, and coloured and half-tone plates by W.H.Riddell. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾&#... View more info

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Mice all Over

By: Crowcroft, Peter

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, G.T.Foulis & Co.: 1966

Seller ID: 006135

Condition: Very Good


Brown hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket Condition: Good, with general light shelfwear and some light soiling and scuffing. Not price-clipped. 121pp.9 b/w plates. This is an account of a piece of research carried out by the author, Dr.Peter Crowcroft. In 1951, grain destroyed by house mice in strategic food stocks led the Rodent Research Section of the Ministry of Agriculture and fisheries to employ the... View more info

The Natural History of the Burren

By: D'Arcy, Gordon

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Immel Publishing Ltd.: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003638

ISBN: 0907151647

Condition: As New


Green hardcover with titles in gilt on spine. Condition: As new, binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. 168pp. Profusely illustrated in colour. This book is aimed primarily at the layperson, with a straightforward format and many illustrations to inform the reader of the Burren's natural wonders, their significance and when and what time to go looking. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

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Wild Life in an African Territory: A study made for the game and tsetse control department of Northern Rhodesia

By: Fraser-Darling, F.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1960

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 006062

Condition: Good


Green cloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. Inscribed by author to Rolf Gardiner twice, on front endpaper and half-title. Rolf Gardiner (1902-1971) was a founder member of The Soil Association and applied organic principles to both farm and forest. There are a few pages with some underlining and also a few with vertical lines in the margin (all in blue biro). 160pp. 3 folding maps to rear of book, of The Itineraries, Human Po... View more info

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Butterflies and Moths (British)

By: Furneaux, W.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green and Co.: 1897

Seller ID: 004764

Condition: Good


New edition. Dark red cloth with image in gilt of a butterfly on front cover and title in gilt on spine. Black endpapers. All edges gilt. Condition: Good, with general light shelfwear to covers and slightly more rubbing to spine. Light bumping to head and tail of spine and cover corners. Inscription to previous owner on blank page preceding half-title. Light foxing to endpapers and occasionally within book. 358pp. 12 coloured plates, all present, some missing tissue guar... View more info

Glaucus; or, the wonders of the Shore

By: Kingsley, Charles

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1890

Seller ID: 001850

Condition: Fair


Maroon cloth with titles in gilt on spine and the initials C K in a gilt motif on front cover. Condition: Fair to good, spine is sunned, covers are shelfworn, head and tail of spine, and cover corners are bumped. Binding sound. Endpapers browned. Previous owners name in ink on fep, together with a pasted in obituary of Kingsleys' wife. Text is clean. 245pp. Twelve colour plates (inc.frontispiece) and three wood engravings within text. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾"... View more info

A Bibliography of Gilbert White of Selborne

By: Martin, Edward A.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, The Roxburghe Press: 0

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003634

Condition: Good


Undated, but c.1897 (written in pencil on title page). Green buckram with titles in gilt on front cover and spine. Pages untrimmed. Condition: Good, with some bumping to cover corners and head and tail of spine. Cloth of front cover has some light foxing. Previous owners bookplate on front pastedown. Light foxing to endpapers. Binding sound, text clean, apart from an occasional S written in pencil to some margins. 274pp. Four plates plus a fold-out summary of Editions. T... View more info

British Wild Flowers, Familiarly Described in the Four Seasons

By: Moore, Thomas

Price: £28.00

Publisher: London, Reeve and Co.: 1867

Seller ID: 002808

Condition: Good


Green cloth with titles in gilt on spine and bouquet of wild flowers in gilt on front cover. Yellow endpapers. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. Rear cover has a small dent to top. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. Some pages uncut. 424pp. plus publishers list. 24 coloured plates. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Green Laurels: The Lives and achievements of the Great Naturalists

By: Peattie, Donald Culross

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, George G Harrap & Co.: 1937

Seller ID: 002226

Condition: Good


Dark green cloth with titles in gilt on spine within maroon background. Condition: Good, binding sound. Previous owners bookplate on fep. Very occasional pencil notes within text. Very light browning to text throughout. 384pp. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

The Botanist in Ireland

By: Praeger, Robert Lloyd

Price: £20.00

Publisher: East Arsdley, Wakefield, Yorkshire, EP Publishing Ltd.: 1974

Seller ID: 003708

ISBN: 0854099557

Condition: Very Good


1974 EP Publishing reprint of the 1934 first edition published by Hodges, Figgis & Co., Dublin. Scarlet cloth with titles in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, with previous owners name and address on front endpaper. Binding sound, text clean. Dustjacket condition: Good, with general light sunning and light shelfwear. Not price-clipped. 587pp. A thorough handbook for the botanical visitor to Ireland. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

The Sea Shore

By: Pycraft, W.P.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, SPCK: 1920

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 002421

Condition: Good


Part of the Nature-Lover's Series. Sea green cloth with titles and decoration in yellow and orange on front cover and spine. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. Endpapers browned. Inscription on fep from the author to the previous owner. Binding sound, text clean. 156pp. Coloured frontispiece, numerous other illustrations and two maps. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

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My Four-Footed Family

By: Sheldrick, Daphne

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, J M Dent & Sons Ltd.: 1979

Seller ID: 006107

ISBN: 0460068628

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover. Condition: Very good, with just a hint of shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Very light browning to endpapers. 96pp. Many b/w photographic illustrations. This book tells first-hand the story of the wild orphan animals which were brought up in the garden of the Sheldrick's home in Tsavo National Park, Kenya. Over the years, elephant, rhino, buffalo, antelope, zebra and many more animals which had been abandoned of injured survived because of t... View more info

Natural History & Sport in Moray

By: St.John, Charles

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Edmonston and Douglas: 1863

Seller ID: 001531

Condition: Fair


Pebble-grain brown cloth with titles in gilt on spine. Condition: Fair, covers and spine are quite worn and bumped around edges. Faint watersplash mark to front cover next to spine. Gilt on spine titles is dulled. Dark brown endpapers. Binding is cracked internally in a couple of places, otherwise sound. Top eighth of the front endpaper has been cut out, presumably to remove a name. Page edges very lightly browned. 336pp. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Homes Without Hands: Being a Description of the habitations of Animals Classed According to Their principle of Construction

By: Wood, The Rev.J.G.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Longmans Green and Co.: 1876

Seller ID: 004859

Condition: Good


Olive green cloth with title in gilt on front cover and spine. Condition: Good, with general light shelfwear to covers with some wear to head and tail of spine and cover corners. Previous owners names on front endpaper and front pastedown. Binding sound. Occasional light foxing to text. 632pp. plus publishers list. Many b/w engraved illustrations. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Image for Out of Doors: a Selection of Original Articles on Practical Natural History

Out of Doors: a Selection of Original Articles on Practical Natural History

By: Wood, The Rev.J.G. (ed.)

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Longmans Green and Co.: 1874

Seller ID: 004465

Condition: Good


Full leather school prize binding (Cheltenham College) with "quilt" effect ruling to leather on front and rear covers, five raised bands to spine with gilt tolling within the compartments and title in gilt within black label within one of the compartments. Marbled textblock edges and endpapers. Crest of Cheltenham College in gilt on front cover. Condition: Good, with lights shelfwear and rubbing to covers. Prize bookplate dated 1880 to front pastedown, and anothe... View more info