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141 ROBSON, Phyllis. Popular Dogs. The Breeds, Their Care and Management. A Guide to The Novice and Others.
Popular Dogs Publishing Co. Ltd. London. 1951 
Second Edition. Revised and Enlarged. No DW. Brown cloth, gilt. Illustrated. Some spotting to boards with ownership signature to front pastedown and slight staining to page margins at rear o/w VG. 64999 
Price: 8.50 GBP
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142 ROHDE, Michael. Edited by... Prussian Gardens in Europe. 300 Years of Garden History. Published by the Prussian Places and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg in Association with ICOMOS/IFLA...
Edition Leipzig. 2007 
First edition. DW. Large 4to. 384pp. Profusely illustrated in colour. Fine in wrapper. A lovely production. ISBN: 9783361006317 45592 
Price: 175.00 GBP
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143 ROPER, Elinor M.C. Seedtime. The History of Essex Seeds.
1989 
Phillimore & Co. Sussex. 1989. First Edition. Hardback. DW. Large 8vo. Illustrated. Bookplate to half-title page. A very clean copy in slightly worn and lightly sunned wrapper. 72558 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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144 SANDERSON, Ivan T. The Dynasty of Abu. A History and Natural History of the Elephants and their Relatives Past and Present.
1963 
Cassell, London. 1963. First Edition, UK. Hardback with wrapper. 376, viii pp. Illustrated. Some pencil underlining and bracketing to text o/w a good copy in chipped and worn wrapper that is sunned to spine. 76549 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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145 SAVORY, T.H. The World of Small Animals.
1955 
University of London Press, London. First edition. DW. 160pp. B/w photograph plates + occasional drawings to text. Index. DW sl. rubbed and damp-stained with small rub mark to front panel. Two numbers written in ink to front paste-down end-paper (but not an ex-library copy). VG/VG- 61313 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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146 SCHOMBURGK, Robert H. The Naturalist's Library. Ichthyology Vol. III. Fishes of Guiana Part I.
1841 
W. H. Lizars. Edinburgh. 1841. First edition. Small 8vo. 263 pages. Engraved portrait frontis. with tissue guard, extra vignette title page. 28 out of 30 plates present, lacks plates 28 and 29 and also lacks the page 259/260 where the two plates are missing. 27 of these plates are of fishes and are hand-coloured. Errata slip present that mentions plate 24 is erroniously labelled as plate 25 giving two plates with that number. Front inner hinge cracked and split, rear hinge strong. Attractively bound in full polished brown calf, with gilt decorations to boards and compartments of spine. Rubbed and sl. worn along extremities, black leather labels worn with some loss. Marbled edges and endpapers. Ownership inscription. Inner hinge visible where pages and plates missing otherwise a lovely volume. 77550 
Price: 85.00 GBP
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147 SERVENTY, Vincent. In Praise of Australian Trees.
Rigby. 1979 
Quarto. DW. Profusely illustrated. Spine slightly sunned. VG+/VG+. 42597 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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148 SETON, Ernest Thompson. Wild Animals I have Known and 200 Drawings. Being the Personal Histories of Lobo, Silverspot, Raggylug, Bingo, The Springfield Fox.... PRIZE BINDING IN FULL GREEN CALF.
1911 
David Nutt. London. 1911. Reprint. Illustrated throughout. Handsomely bound in full green calf gilt, a prize binding from Woodbridge School, with school crest to upper board and prize plate to front pastedown. Contrasting lettering piece, gilt decorations to compartments of spine, raised bands. Extremities of covers slightly rubbed and worn, head of spine slightly frayed. Marbled endpapers and edges. Pages slightly browned otherwise a clean copy. 76867 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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149 SHEPHERD, Walter. Illustrated by Norma Ost. Let's Look at Insects.
1973 
Fredercik Muller, London. 1973. Reprint. Hardback with wrapper. Illustrated in colour and black and white. Slim 8vo. A good clean copy in price clipped and slightly worn and sunned wrapper. 78721 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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150 SINNETT, Mrs Percy. Herdsmen and Tillers of the Ground: or, Illustrations of Early Civilization.
1847 
Chapman and Hall. London. 1847. First Edition. Hardback NO DW. x, 150pp. Original faded maroon cloth, gilt with blind tooled pattern to boards. Spine is faded and chipped and lacking portion at head. Hand coloured frontis plus 3 hand coloured plates. All edges gilt. Hinges cracked. Quarter of top edge of ff/ep neatly cut out. A nice copy. 6836 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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151 SLATER, Fred. The Nature Of Central Wales. The Wildlife and Ecology of Powys Incorporating The Original Counties of Montgomery, Radnor and Brecon. Cover Illustration by Terence Lambert.
1988 
Barracuda Books. 1988. First Edition, limited edition, this being number 142. DW. 4to. Colour and b/w illustrations throughout. VG+/VG+ in slightly worn wrapper that is sunned to spine. 70863 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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152 SMITH, J. L. B. Old Fourlegs. The Story of the Coelacanth.
1958 
Pan Books Ltd. Paperback. First edition. Illustrated with line drawings and black and white photographs. Covers are a little worn and spine slightly creased. Pages browned but contents clean and sound. SCARCE. 73307 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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153 SOMERSET ORNITHOLOGICAL SOCIETY. Birds of Somerset.
Alan Sutton Publishing, Gloucester. 1988 
First edition. DW. Illustrations. A very nice copy. VG+/VG+. 64578 
Price: 8.95 GBP
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154 SOUTH, Richard. The Moths of the British Isles. Second Series Comprising the Families Agrotidae to Hepialidae With Accurately coloured figures of every species and many varieties also drawings of eggs, caterpillars chrysalides and food-plants.
Frederick Warne and Co. London. 1948 
Reprint. Original light blue textured boards, gilt. No DW. 360pp. Colour and b/w illustrations throughout. Bright and clean copy. VG+. The Wayside and Woodland Series. 61383 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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155 STAMP, Dudley. Nature Conservation in Britain. With a list of Conservation Areas in England, Wales and Scotland compiled by James Fisher, Deputy Chairman, the Countryside Commission. The New Naturalist Library.
Collins, London. 1970 
First edition, second impression. DW. Green boards, gilt to spine. 273pp. including Index. Photographs, drawings, distribution maps. Edges very slightly rubbed. Price clipped wrapper, rather worn and browned, chipped to edges. Internally a very clean copy. VG+/G+. 44758 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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156 STARK, Robert M. A Popular History of British Mosses Comprising A General Account of Their Structure, Feuctification, Arrangement and General Distribution.
1860 
Routledge, Warne & Routledge., London. 1860. First Edition. Hardback. No DW. Purple blind tooled cloth, gilt extra. . Colour frontis with tissue guard + illustrations. Boards are rubbed and spine is sunned. Some page margins lightly soiled, not affecting text. A very good used copy. Contents sound. 79997 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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157 STARK, Robert M. A Popular History of British Mosses, Comprising a General Account of their Structure, Fructification, Arrangement, and General Distribution.
1854 
Lovell Reeve, London. First edition. 1854. Small square 8vo. Original light brown cloth decorated in gilt and blind. Head of spine frayed and crumpled, boards sl. faded. 23, [1], [4]blank pages, half-title, title, xvi, 322 [1] pages. Illustrated with 20 hand-coloured plates, all present. Webbing to inner hinges visible at endpapers, upper hinge slightly tender, lacks front free (blank) endpaper. Generally a clean and sound copy. 73676 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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158 STEERS, J.A. The Sea Coast.
Collins. London. 1953 
First Edition. 'New Naturalist' series. DW. Colour and b&w plates. 276pp inc index. Some damage to spine of wrapper, with one inch tear at foot and significant rubbing at head. Some browning to endpapers. o/w a clean and bright copy. VG+/VG- 64511 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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159 STEP, Edward. Insect Artizans and Their Work.
Hutchinson & Co., London. n.d. (c1920) 
Original dark green cloth, gilt extra to spine. No DW. x, 318pp. Frontis + 53 illustrations on art paper, all present. Ownership signature to front free endpaper, age browning and some foxing to page margins o/w a nice clean copy. Scarce. VG+. 61234 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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160 STREET, Philip. Poison in Animals. Illustrated by Carol Lawson.
Kestrel Books. 1978 
First edition. DW. Illustrations throughout. A very clean copy, Nr. Fine in sl. sunned wrapper. 64467 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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