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41 DE WAAL, Frans. Chimpanzee Politics. Power and Sex Among Apes.
John Hopkins University Press 2007 
25th Anniversary Edition. Paperback. Colour and b&w plates. 235pp inc index. 68981 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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42 DEMPSTER, W.J. Evolutionary Concepts in the Nineteenth Century. Natural Selection and Patrick Matthew.
1996 
Pentland Press. 1996. First Edition Paperback. 365pp. Illustrated. A very clean and fresh copy. 74588 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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43 DOUGLAS, Norman. Birds & Beasts of the Greek Anthology.
Chapman and Hall. London. 1928 
First trade Edition. D/W. Some pencil annotations throughout text. Outer edges lightly foxed. Pencil inscription to lower wrapper which is faded but o/w good. A lovely copy. 6787 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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44 DUNCAN, F. Martin & L. T. Spiders and Scorpions. Wonders of Insect Life.
Oxford University Press. 1941 
Reprint. No DW. Slim "Ladybird" size 8vo. 84pp. Illustrated in b/w with 4 coloured plates. The frontis shows an orchid spider catching a fly, the spider looks exactly like an orchid flower bud. Original tan cloth, illustration to front cover. Cloth sl. soiled, contents clean and fresh. VG+. 60037 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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45 EVANS, W. H. The Identification of Indian Butterflies. 32 Plates and 9 Text-figures.
Diocesan Press, Madras. 1985 
Second edition Revised. Reprint. DW. 454pp. including Index. 30 b/w plates. Inner hinge visible. A very clean copy in wrapper that is chipped with portions missing form upper spine end. Internally a very clean copy. 46680 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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46 EVELYN, John. Silva: Or a Discourse of Forest-Trees, and the Propagation of Timber in his Majesty's Dominions: As it was delivered in the Royal Society on the 15th day of October, 1662. ...... An Historical Account of the Sacredness and Use of Standing Groves. With Notes by A. Hunter.
A. Ward. York. 1776 
Hunter Edition. Quarto. [a1-a4], b1- d4, 649pp. Tree calf bds. Handsomely rebacked, raised bands and contrasting label to spine, new end papers. 649pp. + index. Lacks frontis. All 40 plates present including large folding plate of a tree and foldout explanatory table at rear. Contents crisp and clean. The engraved plates are of a very high quality. 33152 
Price: 650.00 GBP
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47 FLEURE, H.J. A Natural History of Man in Britain. Conceived as a Study of Changing Relations between Men and Environments.
Collins. London. 1951 
First Edition. 'New Naturalist' series. DW. Colour and b&w Illustrations. 349pp inc index. Warpper a little worn around extremities. Some foxing to edges and a little to endpapers. o/w in nice condition. VG/VG+ 64510 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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48 FLORIST'S JOURNAL. Florist's Journal, For The Year 1840 and 1841. TWO VOLUMES BOUND IN ONE.
1840/41 
How and Parsons, London. 1840/41. TWO VOLUMES BOUND IN ONE. Bound in half green calf with marbled boards, contrasting red label to spine. 22 hand-coloured plates, all present. Some wear to boards, and small split to upper joint. Lacks front free endpapers and has a 2.8cm x 11.3cm portion cut from top margin of preface, affecting text to reverse. Remnants of colours used in this volume on the verso of "Salvia Patens" plate o/w a very good, sound copy. 78395 
Price: 250.00 GBP
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49 FORD, E. B. British Butterflies. With sixteen plates by Paxton Chadwick. A King Penguin Book. No. 41.
Penguin Books. 1951 
First edition. DW. 16 beautiful plates. Spine very slightly browned. Contents clean and fresh. Wrapper price clipped, spine sunned, extremities very slightly chipped and worn, repaired internally with tape at head and tail of spine o/w VG+/VG. SCARCE. 60820 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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50 FORSTER, T. F. The Pocket Encyclopaedia of Natural Phenomena; For the use of Mariners, Shepherds, Gardeners, Husbandmen and Others; Being a Compendium of Prognostications of the Weather, Signs of the Seasons, Periods of Plants, and other Phenomena in Natural History and Philosophy .....
John Nichols. London. 1827 
First Editon. Contemporary full calf, bordered in gilt. Diced calf backstrip with raised bands, gilt. Marbled bds. and edges. Slight catching to bds.Some browning to edges of title page o/w internally very clean. A lovely copy. 33176 
Price: 200.00 GBP
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51 FRANCIS, G.W. The Little English Flora. A Botanical and Popular Account of all our Common Field Flowers with Numerous Woodcuts. Engravings on steel of every species.
1842 
Simpkin Marshall & Co, London. 1842. Second Edition, greatly improved and augmented. No DW. Original blind decorated green cloth, gilt. Lovely illustrated title page + 14 plates + illustrations within text. Boards are soiled, spine sunned and cloth splitting and fraying at head and tail. Some signs of browning to contents o/w sound. VG-. 70390 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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52 FRASER-BRUNNER, A. Cussons Book Of Tropical Fishes. With Twelve Illustrations In Colour By Cedric Chater and Eight Black and White Illustrations by A. Fraser-Brunner.
n.d. (c1950) 
Cussons Sons and Co. London. No date, circa 1950. Early Edition. Stiff card covers. No DW. Colour and b/w illustrations. Covers are a little worn with some age browning and occasional marks to contents o/w a nice copy. 80145 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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53 FROHAWK, F.W. British Birds.
1960 
Ward Lock, London. 1960. Reprint. Hardback with DW. Colour and b&w illustrations. Endpapers a little browned, o/w a very clean copy in a slightly worn wrapper. 80408 
Price: 8.95 GBP
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54 FULTON, Robert. The Illustrated Book of Pigeons. Standards for Judging. Illustrated with fifty life-like coloured plates, from paintings by J. W. Ludlow.
Cassell and Company, London n.d. (c.1880) 
Quarto. Half black calf, dark cloth bds. Raised compartments to spine, gilt, contrasting label. 50 beautiful chromo lithographs in colour, with tissue guards. Some foxing to eps and throughout, mainly to edges. Upper hinge visible. Edges sl. worn , bds. sl. bumped, but altogether a very lovely book. 32847 
Price: 500.00 GBP
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55 FUNKE, C[arl] P[hilipp] Vorbereitung Zur Naturgeschichte. Mit Seche und Zwanzig Kupserafeln.
Voss. Berlin. 1804 
First edition. German text. Contains two sets of the same 26 folding copper plates with the engraving on the fold-out part so the text and illustrations can be enjoyed together, one of each of the plates is delicately hand-coloured, the following twin to it is not. viii, 198pp. followed by the plates. Small thick 8vo. Attractive blue publisher's cloth gilt spine, marbled boards, also attractive, extremities worn and rubbed, contents sl. shaken but sound. Some occasional foxing and browning o/w contents remarkably clean and sound. 68428 
Price: 200.00 GBP
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56 FURNEAUX, W. Life in Ponds and Streams. Eight coloured plates and Numerous Illustrations in the Text.
Longman, Green and Co. London. 1897 
New edition. Handsomely bound in half red morocco,gilt, raised bands to spine. Marbled boards and end papers. Lovely coloured frontis with tissue guard. Illustrations. Top edge gilt. Ownership signature to front end paper. Some foxing to end papers and outer edges. A very nice copy. 64145 
Price: 65.00 GBP
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57 GABRIELSON, Ira N. & LINCOLN, Frederick C. The Birds of Alaska.
1959 
Stackpole. 1959. First Edition. Hardback with wrapper. 922pp. Large 8vo. Colour plates. Tape marks to endpapers, with ownership signature. Inner hinge visible. Wrapper is sunned at spine, worn and a little creased at extremities and has been covered in sticky-back plastic o/w generally a clean and sound copy. 73529 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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58 GAMBLE, J.S. A Manual of Indian Timbers. An Account Of The Growth, Distribution, And uses of the Trees and Shrubs Of India And Ceylon With Their Wood-Structure.
Bishen Singh Mahenrda PalSingh, Dehra Dun. 1972 
Reprint of Second Edition. Blue cloth, gilt. xxiii, 88pp. Illustrated. Boards soiled Pages age browned o/w contents sound. An Informative book. VG. 46599 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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59 GANGOLLY, S. R. with Ranjit SINGH, S. L. KATYAL and Daljit SINGH. The Mango. Foreword by Ajit Prasad Jain.
1957 
Indian Council of Agricultural Research. New Delhi. 4to. First edition. No DW. Original light tan cloth with mango relief design to front cover. 530 pages. Illustrated with 228 plates, mainly coloured ones of the different species of mangoes but also include a few maps, plans and b/w illustrations. An ex-reference-library copy - The Commonwealth Inst. Entomological Library with stamp to front pastedown and barcodes to title and rear pastedown. Prelims slightly rippled. Boards slightly soiled otherwise a clean and sound copy of a very scarce book. 80314 
Price: 100.00 GBP
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60 GIBSON, Ray; HEXTALL, Benedict; ROGERS, Alex. Photographic Guide to the Sea & Shore Life of Britain and North-west Europe.
2001 
Oxford University Press. 2001. First edition. Paperback. Oxford Natural History Series. Many illustrations. 436pp. A clean and bright copy, in a protective sleeve. Minor crease to the upper cover. 81306 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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