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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 begins, otherwise binding sound. No inscriptions. Occasional light foxing and soiling to text. 320pp. plus publishers list. Han... View more info

Memories of Fourscore Years Less Two 1851-1929

By: Chapman, Abel

Price: £30.00

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" 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

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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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 guards. Many b/w illustrations within text. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

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Nyamuluki: A Small Piece of Africa

By: Grant, Lavinia

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Silent Books: 1995

Seller ID: 006188

ISBN: 1851830820

Condition: Good


Dark brown hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, with just a hint of shelfwear to covers. Binding sound. Light foxing to half-title, title page and rear endpapers. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear. 140pp. Many colour illustrations by the author. Loosely inserted is a letter from the author to Elspeth Huxley, the African travel writer, whose collection this book came from. This book is about natural history on a Kenya ranch. Recorded with illustrations by the author, it depicts life in many forms fro the smallest insects to elephants and a wealth of plants. 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" tall View more info

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The Shamba Raiders: Memories of a Game Warden

By: Kinloch, Bruce

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Southampton, Ashford Press Publishing: 1988

Seller ID: 006151

ISBN: 1852530359

Condition: Very Good


Revised edition (first published by Collins and Harvill Press 1972). Red hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condiiton: Very good, with light shelfwear to covers and light bumping to lower right corner of front cover. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with light shelfwear. Not price-clipped. 405pp. Several b/w illustrations. vividly and humorously written, this book on African wildlife, particularly in relation to African elephants, reveals the struggle to preserve East Africa's wildlife, with the unceasing war against poachers. View more info

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Notes from an Egyptian Bird Diary 1933-1947

By: Mackintosh, Duncan

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Malmesbury, Wiltshire, Duncan Mackintosh: 1977

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 006161

Condition: Good


Privately published. Dark green hardcover with title in gilt on spine and front cover. Condition: Good, with light foxing to endpapers and textblock edges. Inscribed on the front endpaper to the previous owner, the African travel writer Elspeth Huxley. 114pp. Folding map of Egypt to rear (lightly foxed) 7 colour photographic illustrations. This book is an abridged edition of the authors diaries and field records, kept over some thirteen years from 1933. What he found significant was that the resident and visiting birds recorded up to 5000 years ago in the mural paintings and tombs oaf ancient ... 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. The chapters include Gilbert White, the Naturalist, his books, The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, bibliographies... 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 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

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

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

Price: £28.00

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 another previous owners name in ink on blank page before half-title. Some foxing to inner endpapers. Binding sound, text clean. 342... View more info