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Image for Catalogue of Hardy Trees and Shrubs Growing in the Grounds of Syon House Brentford

Catalogue of Hardy Trees and Shrubs Growing in the Grounds of Syon House Brentford

By: A Bruce Jackson

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, West Newman and Co: 1910

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006350


Informative catalogue of the trees and shrubs at Syon House at the time of publication. 36 pages plus 2 page index in overall clean condition just endpapers browned and a few light foxing spots to first and last few pages and top outer edges of pages, occasional pencil dates by some entries. NO dustwrapper, outer boards are lightly rubbedon edges and spine slightly discoloured. A sound clean book SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST View more info

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The Animal Kingdom Arranged According to Its Organization

By: Baron Georges Cuvier

Price: £195.00

Publisher: London, Henry G Bohn: 1863

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 006171


New addition published 1863 with considerable additions, a detailed work on the animal kingdom with 44 steel engravings hand coloured and 500 smaller engravings in the text. Book is complete but a few pages are loose, a few occasional light marksand some browning to endpapers. Front blank endpaper has some loss to top 6 inches wide by 3½ inches deep and previous owners name on it. Binding is sound but a little loose, rear inner hinge looks as if it may have been repaire... View more info

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Grasshoppers and Crickets of Britain and Northern Europe

By: Bellman, Heiko

Price: £38.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003161


First English edition of this detailed field guide to crickets and grasshoppers, 213 pages plus 3 pages of adverts. Many colour photographs plus line drawings and charts. Book is very bright and clean, a really nice copy SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. View more info

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British Pyralid and Plume Moths

By: Bryan P Beirne

Price: £125.00

Publisher: London, Frederick Warne and Co Ltd: 1954

Edition: First Revised Edition

Seller ID: 005525


Excellent book on these moths first issue of the edition with new colour illustrations. 208 pages in very bright clean condition, many colour plates and B/w illustrations plus very informative text. Book is very bright and clean just previous owners name on front endpaper, the dustwrapper is clean with some wear and tiny closed tears to edges, a nice copy SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. View more info

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Nishikigoi Still Waters

By: Caddock, Nigel Signed

Price: £155.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Nishikigoi International Ltd.: 1997

Edition: First Signed Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 007303


Excellent book on Koi fish, DE LUXE edition 310 pages in very bright clean near fine condition, all outer edges of pages gold, many high quality colour photographs and illustrations,all present as listed plus very informative text, NO dustwrapper as issued, grained leather boards with gold embossed lettering. Limited edition of 500 this is number 451, SIGNED and dated in gold ink by author Nigel Mw Caddock . Book comes in black cloth covered box with embossed gold letter... View more info

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The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants

By: Charles Darwin

Price: £155.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1888

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 008065


Very informative book on clmbing plants original reprint 1888 fourth thousand. 208 pages iplus 32 pages of adverts first couple of pages uncut at tops,all pages in clean condition just neat former owners name on first blank page dated 1890 and very slight, minor browning to first and last couple of pages. Many B/w illustrations, all present as listed plus very informative text, NO dustwrapper, outer boards are clean with light rubbing to cornersand top and bottom of spi... View more info

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The Trees of Northeastern America

By: Charles S Newhall

Price: £18.00

Publisher: New York, G P Putnam's Sons: 1890

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005764


Detailed book of trees of North Eastern America, 250 pages in overall clean condition just some light occasional foxing and previous owners name on first page dated 1890. Many drawings plus very informative text. Outer boards are rubbed and worn on edges with small losses top and bottom of spine. Though not perfect still a pleasing copy of an interesting book SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST View more info

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A Practical Treatise on the Cultivation of the Grape Vine on Open Walls

By: Clement Hoare

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Longman Rees: 1837

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 003972


A detailed look at grape vines and their cultivation, 210 pages plus 16 page booklet advertising other publications sewn in at end of book. Pages are overall clean just some light foxing throughout which is a little heavier on the first and last couple of pages, neat previous owners names in ink opposite half title page. Outer covers are rubbed and worn on edges some marks and a couple of tiny splits on spine. Still a sound pleasing copy SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILA... View more info

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The Spirit of Romany

By: Compiled By H L Gee

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, St Hugh's Press Ltd: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004146


A book dedicated to the life and spirit of Romany the Naturalist and broadcaster. 61 pages with exerpts from his books plus contributions from people who knew him, many photographs and illustrations. Book is bright and cleanjust a little very light browning to endpapers,neat previous owners details in ink on front endpaper, couple of small light marks to illustrated boards otherwise very bright and clean, dustwrappera little browned on spine and edges and little wear on ... View more info

Wimbledon Common and Putney Heath: A Natural History

By: Edited By Tony Drakeford and Una Sutcliffe

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Reading, United Kingdom, Wimbledon & Putney Commons Conservators: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002164


An excellent study of the natural history of Wimbledon Common and Putney Heath. 222 pages packed with information plus 20 B/w and over 200 colour photographs. Book and jacket in excellent bright, clean condition. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST View more info

Image for A Familiar History of Birds Their Nature, Habits and Instincts 2 Volumes

A Familiar History of Birds Their Nature, Habits and Instincts 2 Volumes

By: Edward Stanley

Price: £65.00

Publisher: London, John W Parker: 1838

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 005498


Excellent book on the history and habits of birds, 551 pages over the two volumes plus 8 pages of adverts in overall clean condition just some occasional light foxing throughout,endpapers and title pages are lightly tanned. Several full page B/w illustrations and smaller ones in text, all present as listed, plus very informative text. Previous owners name on font endpapers, outer boards are lightly faded on spines but gold lettering and designs are bright, few very light... View more info

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Australian Trout Food Trout Flies

By: Flower, Rob

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Croydon, VIC, Australia, Australian Fishing Network: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003993


A detailed book on the various aquatic animals and insects that are eaten by trout with their life cycle and what time of year they are most prolific. The author gives details ofsome of the flies that are used to imitate this food and how to use them to catch Trout. 124 pages with many illustrations some in colour, book and dustwrapper are very bright and clean. A nice copy SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST View more info

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The Life Story of the King Penguin

By: G M Vevers

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Transatlantic Arts Co Ltd:

Seller ID: 003996


Details of the life of the King Penguin, 31 pages with many illustrations in colour and B/w Book is overall clean and bright just a couple of marks on title page and neat name in red ink, pages are loose at binding to the spine but holding. Outer pictorial boards are clean just very lightly rubbed on edges, dustwrapper is a little worn on edges and a few light marks and very small losses on edges.Not dated but price of 3s 6d on inner flap. A pleasing copy of a scarce boo... View more info

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The Natural History of Dogs Volume 2

By: HAMILTON SMITH, CHARLES and JARDINE, SIR WILLIAM

Price: £135.00

Publisher: London, W H Lizars: 1840

Edition: First Edition First Printing

Seller ID: 007914


Volume X of the Naturalist's library Mammalia dogs volume 2, contains 301 pages of text in clean condition very lightly browned to extreme edges of pages, 36 hand coloured illustrations, all present as listed plus very informative text, NO dustwrapper, outer boards are a little worn to corners and edges, tiny splits to top and bottom of spine, some browning to spine and edges of boards. Thoughh not perfect still a pleasing example of this book SEE IMAGES. DETAILED I... View more info

Image for Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy Volume XLII Section B No 8 a List of the Irish Hemiptera

Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy Volume XLII Section B No 8 a List of the Irish Hemiptera

By: J N Halbert

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Dublin, Hodges Figgis: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007047


Very informative report on Irish Hemiptera( Heteroptera and Cicadina) report is complete and pages are numbered 211to 318 taken from the proceedings consisting of several seperate reports on various subjects, this report has been professionaly rebound in black boards with gold lettering. All pages are in very bright clean condition just some light browning to blank endpapers, very informative text, outer boards are very bright and clean, a very nice example of this bo... View more info

Image for The Fishes of the British Isles Both River and Salt

The Fishes of the British Isles Both River and Salt

By: J Travis Jenkins

Price: £58.00

Publisher: London, Frederick Warne and Co Ltd: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006840


Very informative book from the Wayside and Woodland series on fishes both freshwater and salt, first edition,376 pages in very bright clean condition, many B/w photographs, colour and b/w illustrations, all present as listed plus very informative text. Dustwrapper is also bright and clean just a few light marks and very slight tanning, not price clipped, a nice example of this book SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST View more info

The Nature of Surrey the Wildlife and Ecology of the County and London South of the Thames

By: John Drewett

Price: £22.00

Publisher: Buckingham, United Kingdom, Barracuda Books Ltd.: 1987

Edition: First Limited Edition

Seller ID: 001748


This is number 88 of a limited edition of a book on the natural history and ecology of Surrey 132 pp with much information on the area plus many photographs, paintings and drawings. Book and wrapper in excellent condition. DETAILED PHOTOGRAPHS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. View more info

The Nature of Surrey

By: John Drewett

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Buckingham, United Kingdom, Barracuda Books Ltd.: 1987

Edition: First

Seller ID: 001918


First trade edition of this book as opposed to the Deluxe edition, subtitled the Wildlife and Ecology of the County and London south of the Thames. 132 pp with many photographs and line drawings. Book and wrapper very good. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST View more info

Image for Geodephaga Britannica a Monograph of the Carnivorous Ground Beetles Indigenous to the British Isles

Geodephaga Britannica a Monograph of the Carnivorous Ground Beetles Indigenous to the British Isles

By: John Frederick Dawson

Price: £175.00

Publisher: London, John Van Voorst: 1854

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005537


Detailed book on Carnivorous Ground Beetles Indigenous to the British Isles. 224 pages in overall clean condition just some light foxing to first couple of pages and occasional small spots elsewhere. complete with 3 colour plates at rear plus very informative text. Outer boards are rubbed and worn on edges with boards showing through in small patches on corners, wear top and bottom of spine, surface of boards are rubbed.Though not perfect a pleasing copy of an interes... View more info

Image for The Mammals of Australia Incorporating the 3 Original Volumes

The Mammals of Australia Incorporating the 3 Original Volumes

By: John Gould

Price: £220.00

Publisher: Australia, MacMillan Australia: 1983

Edition: First Omnibus Edition

Seller ID: 005988


First omnibus edition 1983 containing the 3 original volumes with modern notes by Joan M Dixon.416 pages in very bright clean condition with all full colour plates present, small diagonal crease to the corner of one plate 1¾ inches long, light tanning to extreme edges of pages as usual due to quality of paper used. Dustwrapper is very bright and clean just some light browning to top edges. VERY HEAVY BOOK 3.1 Kg with sound packing EXTRA POSTAGE REQUIRED FOR OVERSEAS. A... View more info