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A Bibliography of Gilbert White of Selborne

By: Martin, Edward A.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, The Roxburghe Press, 0

Edition: First Edition


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


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

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Butterflies and Moths (British)

By: Furneaux, W.

Price: £20.00

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


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

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

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

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Reeve, Benham and Reeve, 1849


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

Glaucus; or, the wonders of the Shore

By: Kingsley, Charles

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan, 1890


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&#34... 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


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

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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


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

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Joseph Conrad and Charles Darwin: the influence of Scientific Thought on Conrad's Fiction

By: O'Hanlon, Redmond

Price: £60.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, The Salamander Press, 1984

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)


Purple cloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Fine, signed and dated 2007 by the author on the title page. Dustjacket condition: Fine, with just a hint of shelfwear. 189pp. This study, while attending to almost all of Conrad's major works, concentrates particularly on Lord Jim, and follows Jim's involuntary journey down the long night of past evolutionary time as his internal regression draws him to the East, the home of Dubois' Java Man and Haeckel's Pithecanthro... View more info

Memories of Fourscore Years Less Two 1851-1929

By: Chapman, Abel

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Gurney and Jackson, 1930


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

Natural History & Sport in Moray

By: St.John, Charles

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Edmonston and Douglas, 1863


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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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


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

Popular Conchology; or the Shell Cabinet Arranged: Being an Introduction to the Modern system of Conchology

By: Catlow, Agnes

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1843

Edition: First Edition


Maroon pebbled cloth with titles in gilt on spine. Condition: Fair, covers are shelfworn with some water splash marks. Browning to endpapers. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. 300pp. Many b/w illustrations within text. The book includes a complete descriptive list of the families and genera of shells, including annulata and cirrhipeda. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall View more info

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The advance of the Fungi

By: Large, E.C.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape, 1940

Edition: First Edition.


Dark green cloth with title in faded gilt on spine. The binding appears to be later than the original. Condition: Covers are in fair condition, being quite shelfworn with some light soiling. Small waterstain to lower right corner of rear cover, not affecting the text internally in any way. Previous owners name in pencil on front endpaper. Binding sound. 488pp. 6 b/w plates and various b/w illustrations within text. Good reading copy. The book includes sections on the pot... View more info

The Botanist in Ireland

By: Praeger, Robert Lloyd

Price: £20.00

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


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 Natural History of the Burren

By: D'Arcy, Gordon

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Immel Publishing Ltd., 1992

Edition: First Edition


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