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Image for A Vision of Eden - The Life and Work of Marianne North

A Vision of Eden - The Life and Work of Marianne North

By: ,

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Exeter, Webb & Bower: 1986

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 3188


Hardback, 4to brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 2nd impression, , 240pp. plus index, Colour illustrations.Very Good/Very Good. Spine very slightly bumped. Dustwrapper has some evidence of occasional handling, but has little or no shelfwear except some bumping at top of spine. Originally published in 1893 as "Recollections of a Happy Life," Miss North's epic global journey to depict exotic flora is here presented in an abridged edition which is nonethe... View more info

Bird and Butterfly Mysteries - Realities of Migration

By: Acworth, Bernard ; Vesey-Fitzgerald, Brian

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Eyre & Spottiswoode: 1955

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 4558


Hardback, 8vo red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 303pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Spine and boards bumped, with some faint discolouring. Foxing to block edges, also to opening and closing pages. Text and plates clean and unmarked. Curious little book, with plenty of scholarly science on certain natural phenomena - Bird and bitterfy migrations - and the life cycle of the cuck... View more info

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The Skeleton Coast - A journey through the Namib desert

By: Allen, Benedict

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, BBC Books: 1997

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 4479


Book is very good, apart from fact that rear board and final pages of block have become dampened, resulting in staining of rear boards and some wobbling of final pages. Book is still perfectly readable. TV series tie-in book, lavishly illustrated, in which the author explores a treacherous, yet visually stunning, region of southern Africa. View more info

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The Life of Birds

By: Attenborough, Davi

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, BBC Books: 1998

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 4548


Hardback, 255mm x 177mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 320pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Gift Inscription. Top of block a little dusty else near fine. Pages clean and unmarked. Dustwrapper has a little shelfwear along top, some evidence of occasional handling. Tie-in book of popular and typically extravagant David Attenborough natural history series, revealing the extraordinary diversity of the worl... View more info

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The Personality of the Dog

By: Aymar, Brandt ; Sagarin, Edward

Price: £4.50

Publisher: New York, Wings Books: 1995

Edition: second edition

Seller ID: 13057


Hardback, 235mm x 160mm green hard card boards, gilt titles, second edition, xi prelims, 356pp. Good +++/Good +++. Spine and boards just a little bumped at corners, block edge perhaps a little darkened by age, else clean and tight. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal edgewear. "A dog lover's collection of stories, poems and pictures by Jack London, Virginia Woolf, Anton Chekhov, Winslow Homer and others." Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: dog, pet, Terhune, Co... View more info

A Treatise on the Esculent Funguses of England

By: Badham (M.D.), Charles David; Currey (M.A., F.R.S., F.L.S.), Frederick (ed)

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Lovell Reeve: 1863

Edition: second edition

Seller ID: 16088


Hardback, 213mm x 140mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, second edition, xbvi prelims, 152+24+pp. plus index, plus advertisments,Colour illustrations.Good/NoWrapper. Old book has been well read, corners bumped, block edges worn, dark and ragged on top edge, foxing to opening pages, plates at rear still with tissue sheets, clean overall. Mid-Victorian guide to English fungi with 12 colour plates. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: mushroom, toadstool, agar, fa... View more info

Animal Parasites

By: Baer, J.G.

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1971

Edition: first thus

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 15329


Hardback, 193mm x 129mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 256pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Reading copy only/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Book is ex-lib with stamps, front endpaper removed. Otherwise fair condition - block edges grubby with ink marks, exterior bumped and scuffed, pages clean overall. Handy illustrated guide to animal parasites, in translation from he author's French b... View more info

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My Life - My Trees

By: Baker, Richard St. Barbe

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Lutterworth Press: 1970

Edition: first edition*

Seller ID: 13859


Paperback, 215mm x 137mm , ix prelims, 174+pp. Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Paperback has been much handled, tape residue on front spine creased, edges curled and grubby in places, rear also creased, pages clean. Remarkable memoir of a scientist and conservationist who devoted his life to the study and cultivation of trees. (* Uncorrected and Confidential Advance Proof Copy.) Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: arboreal, tree, antipodes, green View more info

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Butterflies of Australia and New Guinea

By: Barrett (F.R.Z.S., C.M.Z.S.), Charles ; Burns (B.Sc., F.R.E.S.), A.N.

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Melbourne, N.H. Seward: 1951

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 14839


Hardback, 22cm x 14cm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, x prelims, 187+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Fair. Book has been handled over years, light wear to edges, one plate rough clipped at bottom. Owner stamp on front endpaper. Dustwrapper (now protected) is worn and chipped around edges with staining and crinkling to rear. "Beautifully illustrated… guide to Australian Rhopelo... View more info

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The Observer's Book of Birds

By: Benson, S. Vere

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Frederick Warne: 1965

Seller ID: 13031


Hardback, 146mm x 94mm brown cloth boards, black titles, , 224pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Good +/Good +. Book has been handled over years, spine and boards bumped, some foxing to top block edge only, else clean. Dustwrapper has light wear and surface rubbing. Front flap clipped. Revised edition of Observer's guide to (British) birds. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: cormorant, kite, eagle, duck View more info

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My Life

By: Bewick, Thomas ; Bain, Iain

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, Folio Society: 1981

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 4562


Hardback, 8vo yellow card boards over brown cloth spine, gilt titles, first thus, 192pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Near Fine/NoWrapper. Book is near fine. No slipcase, but torn tracing paper wrapper still present. FS edition of classic memoir by eminent Georgian artist and naturalist, featuring Bewick's own engravings and watercolours. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: Bewick, Northumberland, nature View more info

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The Compleat Naturalist - A Life of Linnaeus

By: Blunt, Wilfrid ; Stearn, William T.

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Collins: 1971

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 9985


Hardback, 254mm x 201mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 256pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good. Book is not new and has been read but still clean and tight with no obvious imperfections. Tiny Foyles sticker on inner front board. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some wear and chipping around edges. Superbly researched and illustrated life of the 18th century Swedish naturalist whos... View more info

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The Rivers and Streams of England

By: Bradley, A.G.

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Bracken Books: 1993

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 8527


Hardback, 258mm x 198mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 190pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Illustrations by Sutton Palmer. Good +++/Good +. Scuffing at bottom edges of boards and spine, dusting to top blocke edge, book otherwise clean, tight and attractive. Dustwrapper is clean but has some shelfwear and has been handled, some line indentaitons here and there. Originally published iin 1909, this is a new print of Bradley's classic guide to the natural... View more info

Flowers in Britain - Wild, Ornamental and Economic and some relatives in other lands

By: Brimble (B.Sc., F.L.S.), L.J.F.

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1947

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 4525


Hardback, 235mm x 160mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 3rd impression, , x prelims, 393pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Gift Inscription. Book is tight, clean and solid, with just a little bumping of boards. Spine and board edges have colour faded. Popular guide to popular British plants. Catalogue: Natural History. Keywords: Plants, flowers, pansies, geraniums View more info

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Getting to Know Wild Flowers

By: Browning, Gareth H.

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London & Glasgow, Collins: 1948

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 9301


Hardback, 247mm x 185mm grey cloth boards, red titles, first edition, 96pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Illustrations by Harold Riddett. Good +/Fair. Book is a little darkened by age, spine and boards a little bumped, but still clean and unmarked. Dustwrapper (now protected) has 4 sq cm area of loss at top rear by spine. Otherwise in good condition - worn, but still presentable. Lovely guide to some of the wild flowers of Britain, with illustrations by Riddett in... View more info