Natural History

ANON: Natural History. A Popular Introduction to the Study of Quadrepeds or of the Class Mammalia. Adapted for Youth.

Item No. 17289

London: Religious Tract Society, 1833. Numerous woodcut illustrations in the text, unusually many with tissue guards. 8vo (6 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches), pages: xii:492, contemporary half burgundy calf spine gilt, all edges gilt. Crack to paper at inner gutter beteen pages xii & 1 but very firm on cords.

An excellent and attractive copy. Charming contemporary gift inscription from a father to his daughter on front fly.


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BAKER, E. C. STUART: The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Birds - Volume V (Second edition).

Item No. 17046

Item No. 17046

London : Taylor & Francis, 1928. 6 plates, of which 5 coloured. 9vo (9 1.4 x 6 1/2 inches), 467-pages, original maroon cloth; damp affecting lower margin of covers and endpapers, text and plates unaffected however.


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BRISTOW, C.R. (& othes): Devon Butterflies.

Item No. 17674

Tiverton: Devon Books, 1993. First edition. Coloured plates, distribution maps. 8vo (9 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches), 151-pages. Original cloth; fine in fine price clipped dust jacket.


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BRISTOWE, WILLIAM SYER: The Comity of Spiders.

Item No. 19712


The Ray Society, London, 1939, Two volumes published 1939 & 1941. 1st edition. 22 plates with facing leaves of descriptive text and 96 figures in the text. 8vo (9 x 6 inches), pages x:228:7 & xiv:229-560:7. Original purple cloth blocked in blind and gilt. Paper of upper inner joint of volume 2 cracked but firm. Near contemporary signature, of Gilbert Wright, on front pastedowns. Very good and bright and very clean internally.

Weight 1.42 kg thus extra overseas postage will be requested. 


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BROWN, WILLIAM: The Natural History of Salmon, as ascertained by the Recent Experiments in the Artificial Spawning and Hatching of the Ova and rearing of the Fry, at Stormontfield, on the Tay.

Item No. 19078

Item No. 19078

Item No. 19078

Glasgow: Thomas Murray, 1862. First edition. Tinted plate of "Stormontfield Ponds". Small 8vo (6 7/8 x 4 1/4 inches), 136-pages. Original purple blindstamped cloth blocked in blind & gilt. Extremities rubbed, lacks rear free endpaper, endpapers tanned. Near contemporary signature & date on front free endpaper. Overall a good copy. 


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COOKE, S. J. & PHILIPP, D. P: Centrarchid Fishes, Diversity, Biology and Conservation.

Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009. First edition. 4to (10 x 7 3/4 inches), 539-pages. Original coloured pictorial laminated boards; excellent.

Weight 1.5 kg thus extra overseas postage will be requested. 


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HUMPHREYS. H. N. & WESTWOOD, J. O: British Butterflies and their transformations.

William Smith, London, 1848. Hand-coloured extra pictorial title & 42 hand-coloured plates. 4to (11 3/4 x 9 inches), pages 137:(1, index), original red cloth blocked in blind and gilt. Upper outer joint split and frayed, lacking 2 1/2 inches of backstrip at head, corners rubbed through. Armorial bookplate of William Fuller Maitland of Stansted Hall on front pastedown. Foxing to prelims and some foxing to about a third of the plates, the remainder generally unaffected. Inner gutter cracked at Plate 14, 


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MCMILLAN, A.J.S. [Editor]: The Chileans. Bulletins. U.K. Edition. Vol. 1 number 1 - Vol. 8, number 30, 1966 - 1975 with, bound-in at end the Chilleans Year Book 1968 Genus Islaya.

Item No. 14029

Plates and illustrations. The 30 numbers and the year book bound into two thick volumes 4to (12 x 8 1/2 inches), pebble-grained dark green cloth ruled and lettered in gilt. Well and attractively bound. The original wrappers retained. Rare. Concerning Neoporteria and allied species Chileorebutia, Neochilenia, Horridocactus and Pyrrhocactus.


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MAXWELL, MARIUS: Stalking Big Game with a Camera in Equatorial Africa, with a Mongraph on the African Elephant. With 113-plates.

Item No. 17766

London: Wm. Heinemann, 1925. Four fold (32 x 12 inch) photographic frontispiece "Advancing Elephants in the Lorian Swamp" and photographic plates throughout. 4to (12 1/4 x 10 inches), 206-pages. Original brown cloth. Binding a little marked, endpapers tanned; overall very good.

Very heavy (3kg), extra postage will be requested.


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SAVORY, THEODORE H: The Spider's Web. The Wayside and Woodland Series.

Item No. 14030

Item No. 14030a

London: Frederick Warne, 1952. First edition. Coloured plates. Small 8vo (7 x 5 inches), 154-pages. Original green cloth blocked in black & gilt. Two spots of foxing on title else almost fine in rubbed price clipped dustwrapper with tears and creasing but without loss. Neat small name and address label on lower margin of front pastedown.


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SENILIS, JOHANNES: Pinaceae: Being a Handbook of the Firs and Pines.

Item No. 16185

London: Published for the Author by Hatchard, 1866. First edition. 8vo (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches), 223-pages. Original bevelled green cloth blocked in gilt; headband rubbed else good.


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SHOEMAKER, HENRY WHARTON: The Black Bear of Pennsylvania (Ursus Americanus) Compiled by Henry W. Shoemaker. With Chapters by John C. French.

Item No. 14531

Item No. 14531

Altoona: Times Tribune Company, 1921. First edition. Photographic plates. 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches), 92-pages. Original roan backed boards lettered in gilt. Binding poor, the spine chipped with rusting staples showing through; internally very good.

Inscribed and signed by the author to the writer J. E. Harting, author of "Recreations of a Naturalist", "Hints on Shore Shooting" and much else. Very rare.


Item No. 14531

Item No. 14531

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SPEIGHT, R; WALL, A; and LAING, R.M. [Editors]: Natural History of Canterbury [New Zealand] issued by the Philosophical Institute of Canterbury.

Item No. 186

Christchurch, N.Z.: Simpson & Williams, 1927. First edition. Black & white portraits, plates, & folding map. 8vo, pp.ix(including 2-page list of subscribers):299, original cloth lettered in gilt on spine and front cover, no dustwrapper; headbands and corners slightly bumped and rubbed, else an excellent copy.


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WARD, F. KINGDON: The Land of the Blue Poppy. Travels of a Naturalist in Eastern Tibet.

Item No. 20247

Item No. 20247

Item No. 20247

Item No. 20247

Item No. 20247

Cambridge at the University Press, 1913. First edition. Frontispiece,39 plates, 5 maps (4 folding). 8vo (9 5/8 x 6 3/4 inches), pages xii:283:(1, C.U.P. list). Original grey/green cloth. Small scuff to upper cover, short nick in headband else good. Title-page perforated: "Cambridge University Press Library, Fetter Lane".


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ZIMMERMANN, MARTIN H. [Editor]: The Fomation of Wood in Forest Trees. The Second Symposium Held under the Auspices of the Maria Moors Cabot Foundation for Botanical Research, Harvard Forest, April 1963.

New York & London: Academic Press, 1964. First edition. Black & white illustrations. Large 8vo, pp.xv:562, original green cloth, no dustwrapper; headbands and corners rubbed, slight shelf-wear; ink name on front free-endpaper and ink annotation and underlining to a large part of the text.


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