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NATURAL HISTORY

NATURAL HISTORY

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1 AINSWORTH DAVIES, J. R. The Natural History of Animals. The Animal Life of the World in its Various Aspects and Relations. Complete in 8 Volumes.
Gresham Publishers. London. 1903 
First edition. No DW. 4to. 8 Volumes in very attractive art nouveau style red cloth gilt. Illustrated profusely with colour and b/w plates with tissue guards and many illustrations to text. Head and tails of spines sl. crumpled, corners sl. bumped, spines very lightly sunned o/w a near fine set. 61067 
Price: 200.00 GBP
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2 ALDIN, Cecil. Zoo Babies. Pictured by.... With Short Interviews by G. E. Farrow.
Henry Frowde and Hodder & Stoughton. London. n.d. 
4to. [n.d. - inscript. to reverse of ffe/p dated 1907]. Orig. pictorial paper covered bds. green backstrip. 24 colour plates by Aldin. Spine professionally rebacked, internally reinforced. Corners of bds. rubbed. Illustrated re/p photocopied from f/pastedown and professionally bound in. Outer edges foxed. Some occ. foxing throughout o/w contents sound. 22247 
Price: 350.00 GBP
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3 ANON. Curious and Instructive Stories about Wild Animals and Birds.
W. P. Nimmo, Hay & Mitchell, Edinburgh n.d. (c.1917) 
Prize binding. Handsomely bound in full red calf with decorations to spine, raised bands and contrasting label. Boards bordered in gilt with "CS" in gilt to upper board. Marbled end papers and edges. Prize bookplae to front fly leaf. A beautiful copy. 65213 
Price: 60.00 GBP
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4 ANON. Gold Coast Timbers.
Government Printing. 1949 
Limp boards. Folding sheets. Pages browned, slightly creased, printed cover slightly faded. A clean copy, becoming tender. 44012 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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5 ANON. In the Temperate Regions; or Nature and Natural History in the Temperate Zones.
T. Nelson & Sons, London 1887 
Prize binding, Bound in full blue calf, with raised bands and gilt decorated compartments, contrasting label, gilt. School crest (The Grange, Folkestone) to upper board. Lovely marbled edges and endpapers. Illustrations. 249pp. Spine a little rubbed and bumped at head and tail, as are corners; prize inscription to free endpaper. A lovely copy. 69394 
Price: 85.00 GBP
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6 ANON. Remarkable Insects.
Religious Tract Society. n.d. (circ.1865) 
Original green cloth with blind tooled pattern to boards, gilt. Small 8 vo. iv+160pp. Illustrated title page. Illustrated throughout with lovely vignettes. Spine ends bumped, cloth sl. worn, inscription, some occ. goxing throughout o/w VG. 19520 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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7 APPLETON, Douglas, H. The Bloodhound Handbook. Giving The History, Points and Breeding of the Show Dog. Sections on Working and Trials, and a Note on Distention by R. S. Townson, M.R.C.V.S.
Nicholson & Watson, London. 1960 
First edition. DW. xiv, 130pp. Frontis. + 16 plates. Bd. extremities sl. worn, bottom edge of lower bd. v. sl. nicked and frayed. Wrapper spine sl. sunned, bottom edges worn and nicked, with ˝ inch closed tear to upper cover o/w VG+/VG+. A lovely copy. The Dog Lover's Library series. 8538 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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8 AUDUBON, John James. The Audubon Reader. Edited by Richard Rhodes. With 16 Colour Plates from The Original Watercolour.
Everyman's Library, London. 2006 
Millennium Library Edition. DW. xxx, 631pp including index. Lovely colour illustrations. Silk bookmark. Ex-Library copy with two neat stamps and remains where one removed to front free endpaper o/w a lovely bright clean copy. VG. The Millenium Library donated to Josiah Mason College. 54426 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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9 AUDUBON, John James. The Original Water-Colour Paintings for the Birds of America. In Two Volumes.
Michael Joseph. London. 1966 
Large 4to. 2 volumes in marbled paper covered quarto slipcase with silk ribbon. Pristine cloth, gilt. Beautiful illustrations reproduced in color from the collection at the New York Historical Society. Ex. library with bookplate to end paper and usual stamps. Plates are not stamped and are clean. Shelf number to spines. A very clean set. Images available. 37645 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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10 BADGER, E. W. & HARRISON, W. J. The Midland Naturalist: The Journal of the "Midland Union Of Natural History Societies," with which is incorporated the Entire Transactions of The Birmingham Natural History and Microscopical Society.Volume III .
David Bogue. London. 1880 
Half green calf. Marbled bds, eps., and edges. Raised bands to spine, gilt. Illus. Contrasting label missing.Calf scratched, spine sl. sunned, internally besides some sl. foxing to eps, a very nice copy. 32969 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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11 BADGER, E. W. & HARRISON, W. J. The Midland Naturalist: The Journal of the "Midland Union Of Natural History Societies," with which is incorporated the Entire Transactions of The Birmingham Natural History and Microscopical Society.Volume VII.
David Bogue. London. 1884 
Half green calf. Marbled bds, eps., and edges. Raised bands to spine, contrasting label, gilt. Illus. Calf scratched, spine sl. sunned, internally besides some sl. foxing to eps, the contents are like new. 32967 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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12 BADGER, E. W. & HARRISON, W. J. The Midland Naturalist: The Journal of the "Midland Union Of Natural History Societies," with which is incorporated the Entire Transactions of The Birmingham Natural History and Microscopical Society.Volume VIII .
David Bogue. London. 1885 
Half green calf. Marbled bds, eps., and edges. Raised bands to spine, contrasting label, gilt. Illus. Calf scratched, spine sl. sunned, internally besides some sl. foxing to eps, the contents are like new. 32968 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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13 BAGSTER, Samuel. The Management of Bees. With a Description of the Ladies' Safety Hive. With Forty Illustrative Wood Engravings.
Saunders and Otley. London. 1838 
Second edition. xvi, 240pp. + [4]pp. of publisher's adverts. Coloured frontis. of bees, vignette of ladies and hive to title-page plus illustrations in text. Original green cloth gilt, sunned to spine and margins, cloth sl. soiled, spine repaired, inner hinge visible but sound. Some pages browned and occ. foxing and other marks to text but generally a clean copy though binding is tight due to repair and rear endpaper has some loss along bottom margin. VG. 67649 
Price: 200.00 GBP
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14 BAKER, E. C. Stuart. Indian Ducks and Their Allies. With thirty coloured plates from drawings by H. Gronvold and G. E. Lodge and J. G. Keulemans..
Bombay Natural History Society. Bombay. 1908 
Reprinted from the Bombay Natural History Society's Journal; with corrections & additions. Lg. 8vo. Half black morocco, gilt, green bds. Illus. title-page becoming detached. 30 coloured plates. Green marbled eps. T.e.g. Bookplate to f.ep. inscription to half title. Some browning to outer edges. Upper hinge visible but holding o/w a lovely copy. 32898 
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15 BAKER, E. C. Stuart. Indian Pigeons and Doves. With twenty-seven coloured plates from drawings by H. Gronvold and G. E. Lodge.
Witherby. London. 1913 
First Edition. Lg. 8vo. Half black morocco, gilt, green bds. Cold plate to frontis with tissue guard plus 26 coloured plates. Green marbled eps. T.e.g. Bookplate to f.ep. inscription to half title. Occ. foxing throughout. A lovely copy. 32897 
Price: 180.00 GBP
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16 BALAKRISHNAN, Mundanthra; BORGSTROM, Reidar; BIE, Stein W. editors. Tropical Ecosystems. A Synthesis of Tropical Ecology and Conservation.
International Science Publisher, U.S.A. 1994 
First Edition. DW. x, 441pp. Illustrated. Board extremities bumped. Contents clean. Wrapper slightly chipped and worn at extremities, tail of spine creased o/w VG+/VG+. 46576 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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17 BARBER, Lynn. The Heyday of Natural History 1820-1870.
Doubleday. London. 1980 
First edition. DW. 320pp. including Index. Frontis. Illustrations. Some foxing to outer edges o/w a very clean copy in price clipped wrapper that is slightly chipped and creased to spine. VG/G. 52468 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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18 BARCLAY, D., BOLUS, H. M. L., STEER, E. J. A Book of South African Flowers.
The Specialty Press of South Africa. 1925 
First edition. Large 8vo. 174pp. Frontis. Colour and b/w illustrations. Gift inscription to front paste down. Boards rather browned o/w internally a very clean copy in blue boards with gilt vignette to upper. VG. 67398 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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19 BARCLAY-SMITH, Phyllis. Woodland Birds. Illustrated by Peter Shepard.
Penguin Books Ltd, Harmondsworth. 1955 
First Edition. D/W. 16 colour plates. Wrapper slightly worn at extremities. pc. VG+/VG+. 25189 
Price: 12.50 GBP
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20 BARNARD, Marjorie. The 20th Century Bulldog.
Nimrod Press, Alton 1988 
First Edition. DW. b&w illustrations. 221pp. Upper panel of wrapper stained and marked and spine sunned. A little foxing to front endpapers. Interior clean and bright. VG+/VG 70330 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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