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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. 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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4 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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5 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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6 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 
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7 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 
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8 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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9 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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10 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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11 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 
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12 BARCLAY-SMITH, Phyllis. With plates by Peter Shepheard. A Book of Ducks. King Penguin Book Number 58.
1951 
Penguin Books. 1951. First Edition. Hardback. King Penguin Book Number 58. No DW. Green and blue/black illustrated boards. Colour illustrations. Endpapers browned o/w a very clean copy. 73740 
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13 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 
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14 BARRET, John. YONGE, C.M. Collins Pocket Guide To The Seashore. Illustrated by Elspeth Yonge, Shirley Townend, Dorothy Fitchew, Richard Pike, John Norris Wood, David Pratt, Dido Berry.
Collins. London. 1958 
First Edition. DW. Colour and b/w illustrations. Bright copy in torn (8cm) wrapper. VG/VG-. 62242 
Price: 7.95 GBP
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15 BECK, Robert. M.R.C.V.S Scotland's Native Horse. Its History, Breeding and Survival.
GC. Book Publishers Ltd. Wigtown, Scotland. 1992 
First Edition. SIGNED with dedication by author on free front end paper and enclosed document. Original green boards with black to spine and decorations to upper board. Extremities bumped. B/w illustrations throughout. 203pps including glossary, bibliography, sources and index plus 2 pages of adverts. Slight dirty marks to rear end pages o/w a lovely clean copy. VG+ Enclosed is a 5 page typed document stapled together with a list of amendments. The document is addressed to the Reader: I regret the following errors in the book....However, I am not in any way responsible as I was not given the opportunity to check the proofs. 35944 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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16 BEWICK, Thomas. A General History of Quadrupeds. The Figures Engraved on Wood by Thomas Bewick. Eighth Edition.
1824 
Printed by Edw. Walker. for T. Bewick and Son; Longman and Co. 1824. Eighth Edition. x, 526 pages. Illustrated throughout with Bewick's famous wood engravings. Bound in nineteenth century half black morocco gilt, marbled boards, edges and endpapers. Boards slightly rubbed, small neat ownership stamp and inscription to prelims. Pages 115/6 professionally repaired without loss otherwise a remarkably clean and sound copy of this classic work on animals. 73665 
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17 BEWICK, Thomas. A History of British Birds. The Figures Engraved on Wood. Containing the History and Description of Land Birds; And A Supplement, With Additional Figures; Containing the History and Description of Water Birds; And A Supplement With Additional Figures. All Four Parts Bound in One.
1821 
Edward Walker, Newcastle. 1821. Seventh and fifth editions respectively. 330, 46, [2], 360, 43, [1] pages. Profusely illustrated with Bewick's famous wood-engravings. One engraving, of the heron, on page 49 of Vol. II. has been hand-coloured with grey water-colour paint which has slightly seeped through to the following page in an attractive way. The text is still readable. Bound in half green calf, rebacked with a modern spine and label. Large thick 8vo. Original marbled boards and edges. Occasional very light foxing otherwise a clean and very sound copy of a classic work on British Land and Sea Birds. 73667 
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18 BIRCHAM, Peter. A History of Ornithology. The New Naturalist Library. (SIGNED).
Collins. London. 2007 
First edition, thus. Large format paperback. 482pp. Fully illustrated. Very sl. signs of use o/w near fine. SIGNED AND DATED by the author to the title page. "Peter Bircham. October, 2007. 7/10" 68431 
Price: 65.00 GBP
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19 BLOOM, Dr. B.K. and KLEIJN, H. The Glory of the Tree. With 194 colour illustrations of trees of the world by G.D. Swanenburg de Vere.
Harrap, London. 1966. 
First edition. DW. Beige linen, brown type to spine.128pp. Drawings, colour photographs throughout. Index. Sl. wear to extremities of DW incl. short closed tears + spine sunned. VG/VG- 33116 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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20 BOISELLE, Gabriele. Fascination Horse.
Feierabend, Germany. 2002 
First Edition, English. Large landscape 4to. Brown leatherette with mounted photograph to front cover. No DW issued. 319pp. Colour photographs throughout. A Lovely copy of a most impressively produced book. Fine. 56087 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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