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To Find A Golden Pony by Amanda Gavin [Clodagh Micaela Gibson Jarvie] (£278.00)Publisher: J. M. Dent & Sons — 1965Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with corresponding grazing to the dustwrapper. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight. A pleasant copy of an uncommon title. Description: From the cover: “This is a pony book with a difference. It deals sensitively with a young girl’s companionship with animals, and how she learns to manage them while at the same time developing self-reliance during a period of delicate readjustment. Jo Garrett is five when her mother dies, and her father wisely sends her away from his Suffolk farm to live with cousins in Sussex. So, until she is ten, she comes under the spell of ponies, caring for them as well as riding them. She then returns to the farm, and her father is pleased to notice what a self-confident child she has become, with definite ideas of her own as to what she wants from life. Jo’s personality is also contrasted with all the others in the story — both human and animal — who come fully alive as individuals in this entertaining account of country life. Finally, Jo’s slow adjustment to the idea of her father’s remarriage is described with understanding and insight..”Notes: Jacket designed by Elisabeth Grant. Illustrated by Elisabeth Grant. Size: 7¾" x 5". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 176 pages. Tags: action activity adolescent adult adventure adventurers agination american anglo animals authors beasts bestseller books bookshelf british brothers child childish children children’s childrens christian classic classics curriculum education enduring english escapade exciting exploit fairy-tale family famous fantasy fiction forces historical history hunter imaginary invented journey joy junior juvenile kid kingdom language legend literary literature made-up magic magical minor modern mystical narrative national novels people period person places plays pleasure pre-school pretend quality readers reading realism science short stories story storyline syllabus tale talking teen teenagers toddler voyage works writing written young younger youngster youngsters youth youthful
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Life at the Extremes: The Science of Survival by Frances Ashcroft (£54.50)Publisher: Flamingo — 2001Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0006551254]Condition: Very Good. Extensive previous owners' inscription to the dedication page.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs.Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 326 pages. Tags: antarctica starvation underwater wind-chill polymerase saturation weightless endorphins spacesuits subsurface aborigines noureddine halophiles generation eustachian antifreeze metabolism adaptation uncoupling barotrauma atmosphere deficiency submarines centrifuge ice-diving definition astronauts spaceships alkalinity torricelli adrenaline barometric chilblains conditions conduction compressed heatstroke geothermal fahrenheit convection ballooning meteorites insulation tereshkova protective bullimore malignant institute formation transport infection
P&P: UK 1st £7.50. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £11.66. EU Air £11.60. ROW Surface £11.66. ROW Air £21.72

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Wonders of Animal Life by Famous Writers on Natural History by Sir J. A. Hammerton (£50.00)Publisher: The Amalgamated Press — UndatedBinding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Boards a little faded otherwise a very well presented set. Description: Appears complete in II volumes, more common in the IV volume set from around 1928-29 but containing 2,000 illustrations from photographs and 41 colour plates. The four volume set calling for 33 colour plates and has 1800 pages as per the 1212 of this set. Volume II of this set carries the complete index.Notes: Size: 11" x 8½". Green boards with Yellow titling to the Spine. 1212 pages. Tags: zoology pictorial works animals habits and behavior animal
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Illustrations of Natural History: Embracing a Series of Engravings and Descriptive Accounts of the Most Interesting and Popular Genera and Species of the Animal World by J. le Keux (£43.00)Publisher: London: Longman & Co. — 1830Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Spine strip replaced. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding which is a little dull overall. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Pages lightly age-tanned, with scattered damp-staining to the edges of many leaves affecting some of the plates. Description: Publishing date unstated, dated from references. Illustrated by way of: All edges gilt; Vignette to the title page; Engravings [24 plates]; Appears to be part I of a planned series, with the subsequent volumes unpublished.Notes: Illustrated by J. Le Keux & R. Sands. Size: 11" x 8¾". Blind-stamped Red boards with Gilt titling to the Upper Board. 248 pages. Tags: keux sands animals natural history
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The Handyman In The Home: In 3 Volumes by Edited by Arthur W. Judge (£40.00)Publisher: Caxton Publishing Company — 1956Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Pages lightly age-tanned otherwise a pleasant set.Description: September Reprint of the 2nd Edition. [First: 1930] Illustrated with black and white photographs & diagrams. From the preface: “As its title indicates, this work has been prepared expressly for the practical handyman desirous of undertaking a wide variety of jobs connected with the home, garden, garage and small workshop, including not only the domestic repairs and renovations that become necessary from time to time but also useful improvements and additions to the home and its contents. The keen home dweller, with a knowledge of the use of the simple tools and materials described in these volumes, can not only tackle most household repairs and additions expeditiously, but also avoid a good deal of expense. Apart from these considerations, there is always the satisfaction associated with the completion of a job that would otherwise have meant calling in someone else for the purpose. In addition to the extensive range of household repairs, fittings, furniture and other relevant items dealt with in this work, there are also a number of sections, including those on homecrafts, hobbies, sports accessories, outdoor constructions, etc., which will be found both useful and profitable to the handyman and housewife. Since many of the articles in these volumes deal with woodwork repairs and new constructions, it was considered desirable to include a comprehensive section, written by a well-known expert in such matters, on the subject of carpentry and woodworking tools, so that the reader who is not very well acquainted with the use of the latter can improve both his knowledge and experience.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 7". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 994 pages. Tags: examples ferranti temporal choosing rawlplug cleaners location formulas ragbolts fingered gate-leg concrete patterns stitches shunting tapestry frosting arterial seamless pressing imperial portiere employed schrader wireless utensils handsaws shooting ifailure trimming twaddell scissors dressing prufitol watering injector fastener grinding slater's bandages hammocks mandolin grafting lavatory ironwork basketry chenille grinders transfer fixtures charging
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The Plague Dogs by Richard Adams (£38.00)Publisher: Allen Lane — 1977Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0713910550]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Price Clipped. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Faint tape marks to the endpapers. A nice copy.Description: The authors third novel. Set in the Lake District, it recounts rhe adventures of two dogs who escape from an establishment where experiments are carried out on animals for so-called scientific reasons. Both dogs have suffered hornbly. Published in association with Rex Collings.Notes: Jacket designed by Martin White. Illustrated by A. Wainwright. Size: 8¾" x 5½". 461 pages.
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72

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The Art of Peter Scott: Images from a Lifetime by Philippa Scott (£34.00)Publisher: London: Sinclair-Stevenson — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 1856191001]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour plates; Black & white plates; Black & white drawings; Colour frontispiece; Illustrated endpapers and blanks; Signed by the author on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium.

From the cover: “This is the first and only book of Sir Peter Scott’s paintings to cover his life work.

It includes some juvenile drawings and watercolours by the gifted boy who was fascinated from a very early age by the natural world, and examples of his work at Oundle and at Cambridge. His love of sailing is represented, as well as his wartime Naval paintings and his book illustrations. Here are philosophical works, portraits of people, drawings of animals and flowers, and preliminary sketches, in addition to the well-known oil paintings of birds and some of the artist’s own comments on his work. Here also are the original designs for the well-known World Wildlife Fund panda and The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust logos.

This is a wonderfully designed book, in which the paintings are reproduced to the best possible effect. Some facsimile pages from Peter Scott’s illustrated diaries are included, as well as more formal art.

It was Peter Scott’s wish, before his death in 1989, to see a volume of his paintings published. This wish has been carried through by Lady Scott, who has selected the art and written the Preface and captions. Sir Peter’s friend and fellow painter, Keith Shackleton, has contributed the Introduction, which is illustrated with photographs, and Prince Philip has written the Foreword.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Keith Shackleton. Size: 10¾" x 12"". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 168 pages. Tags: scott keith shackleton birds art peter english paintings animals england portrait artists ornithology history design styles dale 1856191001 9781856191005
P&P: UK 1st £6.75. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £10.36. EU Air £10.35. ROW Surface £10.36. ROW Air £19.22

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The Living Deserts of Southern Africa by Barry Lovegrove (£34.00)Publisher: Vlaeberg: Fernwood Press — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0958315477]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Small ding to the join of the upper panel which has punctured the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: A Later Printing. Illustrated by way of: Graphs; Colour Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Maps; Tables; Illustrated endpapers and blanks; Chapter Headpieces;Notes: Size: 12" x 9¼". Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Tags: desert ecology africa southern deserts south animals plants arid zones national parks floras fauna faunistic regions natural history country applied nature science sciences
P&P: UK 1st £6.75. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £10.36. EU Air £10.35. ROW Surface £10.36. ROW Air £19.22

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All the Beasts of the Field by Sylvia Fenton (£33.00)Publisher: George Allen & Unwin — 1984Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0049250221]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Bruised at head of spine with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. A very nice copy.Description: From the cover: “For thirty years, Sylvia Fenton nurtured a dream — a dream of leaving London, of buying a cottage in the country where she could indulge her passion for the countryside and provide a secure home for animals which needed help and protection. The animals are the real stars of the book, but Sylvia Fenton also writes of her discovery that country life is not all roses round the door — more like thistles round your ankles, nettles round your knees and mud up to your midriff.”Notes: Jacket designed by David Astin. Illustrated by David Astin. Size: 8¾" x 5½". 162 pages. Tags: observations personal animals culture 636.08
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Lives of the Hunted by Ernest Thompson Seton (£33.00)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 1901Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good - in Poor DJ. DJ faded, worn and torn with notable loss at head and tail. Hinges exposed at ffep. Bookplate and small owners inscription to ffep. Text bright and tight.Description: Containing a true account of the doings of five quadrupeds and three birds and in elucidation of the same over 200 drawings. Size: 8vo Large Post (8¼" x 5") Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.Tags: seton quadrupeds birds animals wildlife
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The Releat Encyclopedia of Vegetarian Living by Peter Cox (£29.00)Publisher: Bloomsbury — 1995Binding: Paperback First Edition. [ISBN: 0747521719]Condition: Very Good.Description: The ultimate authoritative guide including: Health; Nutrition; Issues and Ethics; Over 300 of the world's best vegetarian and vegan recipes; When to take food supplements;Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7½". 376 pages. Tags: additives addresses affiliated alcohol allergies alternative and animals appendices are authorised avoid bloodsports bodybuilding branches britain business careers case centres common cosmetics cow destroying diets domestic don't eating elderly environment europe european experiments factory famous fare farming fish food for fur future gardening green groups grown handbook health healthy homes how
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A Fox-Hunting Anthology: Selections from the Writers of the 18th, 19th and 20th Centuries by Introduced & Compiled by E. D. [Edward William Dirom] Cuming (£28.00)Publisher: Cassell & Co. — 1928Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Poor. Faded heavily at the spine. Rubbed at head, tail and tips. Lightly shaken. Light spotting throughout.Description: Pleasant colour frontispiece with further black & white plates throughout.Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Red boards with Black titling to the Spine. [XXV] 227 pages. Tags: and animals aspects britain collected ethical fox from game great hunting moral philosophy recreation shooting sports western works
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The Status of Animals: Ethics, Education and Welfare by David Paterson & Mary Palmer (£28.00)Publisher: CAB International — 1989Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0851986501]Condition: Very Good. A little rubbed at head and tail of spine. Small previous owners inscription to ffep. Text bright and tight.Description: From the cover: “This book brings together a wide range of expertise from a number of perspectives to consider the status of animals in relation to many human activities. It consists of seven main sections covering: ethical and moral issues; education; farming and the ethical problems associated with it; animal experimentation and its dilemmas and regulation; human — animal interactions, including pet therapy, attitudes to animals and the portrayal of animals in children’s literature; the role of the veterinarian in animal welfare; and animals and the media.”Notes: Size: 9" x 6". [XI] 268 pages. Tags: veterinarian animal interactions ethical therapy farming moral welfare humane education foundation animals treatment rights experimentation and aspects congresses ethics relationships with man conference proceedings between animal-human david paterson mary palmer 0851986501
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The Treacle Mine Affair by D. E. Tucker (£28.00)Publisher: The Book Guild — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0863328407]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Slight tanning to the edges of the text block otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: From the cover: “One summer the inhabitants of Bincombe begin to behave strangely. They do not know they have been ‘pixillated’ by a peculiar effluent from the local disused lead workings, which include the oddly named ‘Treacle Mine’.

When Peg and Robin join their country cousins Helen and Adrian at Up-hill Farm for the holidays they form an intrepid team to unravel the fate of some stolen cattle and the mystery of the mine. They become entangled in an adventure much more dangerous and exciting than anything they had bargained for. For instance, Adrian’s Geiger counter shows such disturbing results on samples of water that radioactivity adds a frightening threat to the adventure. Strangers invade the village, headed by a master criminal called ‘The Octopus’. They are obviously up to no good and the daring quartet decide to infiltrate the Roman Cavern — scene of the crooks’ nefarious activities.

The boys make an horrific underground descent through a swallow-hole, but their dangerous attempt only raises more questions as to what dreadful scheme the gang are actually involved in. A good deal of hard work on a steam traction engine, plus the loyal support of their dog Shep, enables the cousins to penetrate the villains’ defences and uncover a wicked intrigue which threatens even more than the well-being of the village.

The final part of the adventure takes them into awesome underground passages, where stalagmites and stalactites provide a surrealistic setting for a crime which has distinctly contemporary significance. This thrilling narrative not only gives the reader an exciting mystery to solve — it also provides rich information on country living and on some of the environmental issues that concern us today.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Louise Gardner. Size: 8¾" x 5½". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 167 pages. Tags: action activity adolescent adult adventure adventurers american anglo animals authors beasts bestseller books bookshelf british brothers child childish children’s childrens children's christian classics curriculum education enduring english escapade exciting exploit fairy-tale family famous fantasy fiction forces full-length historical history hunter imaginary imagination invented journey joy junior juvenile kid kingdom language legend literary literature made-up magic magical minor modern mystery mystical narrative national novels people period person places plays pleasure pre-school pretend quality readers reading realism science short stories story storyline syllabus tale talking teen teenagers toddler voyage works writing written young younger youngsters youth youthful
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72
Wild Animals: Their Nature Habits and Instincts by Mary Roberts (£27.00)Publisher: John W. Parker & Son — 1854Binding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Boards soiled, faded and frayed at corners, head and tail. Ffep excised. Shaken. Top edges dusty. The pages, whilst occasionally lightly spotted, are actually quite presentable. A good reference copy.Description: Brown cloth, now faded, with embossed decoration to boards. Illustrated with steel engravings. 290pp. Size: 8vo Foolscap (6¾" x 4")
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The Valley of a Thousand Deaths by Conrad H. Sayce [Jim Bushman] (£25.50)Publisher: Blackie & Son — UndatedBinding: Hardback [ISBN: B001AGOKQI]Condition: Good+. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with rubbing to the same. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: A novel set in the outback of Australia.Notes: Illustrated by W. E. Wightman. Size: 7½" x 5". Decorative boards. In the Blackie's Books For Boys series. 256 pages. Tags: bushman-trooper water-holes adolescents full-length molesworth king-smith historical corrupting literature children’s pre-school destroying curriculum bestseller oodnadatta adolescent australian charlotte bookshelf childrens carpenter imaginary education catherine cresswell australia katherine christian trooper’s camp-fire adventure youngster narrawing classics coolidge andersen children kathleen margaret mystical language pleasure juvenile enduring european humphrey instinct brothers pioneers american literary
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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Aliya: Stories of the Elephants of Sri Lanka by Teresa Cannon & Peter Davis (£24.00)Publisher: Melbourne: Airavata Press — 1995Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 064621408X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Glossary; Black & White Photographs; Chronological Tables [1]; Colour Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams; Tables; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;Notes: Foreword or introduction by Arthur C. Clarke. Size: 12¼" x 9¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [XII] 179 pages. Tags: elephants elephas indian elephant sri lanka maximus animals man folklore zoological history lankan subspecies asian pada adam’s peak mythology deity saman national parks survival ecosystems
P&P: UK 1st £6.00. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £9.06. EU Air £9.10. ROW Surface £9.06. ROW Air £16.72

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Stories of the Wild by H. Mortimer Batten (£24.00)Publisher: Blackie — 1967Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Gently faded at the spine. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Price Clipped. Top edges of text block tanned. Text bright and tight.Description: Contains: Romances of the Wild, Illustrated by Warwick Reynolds; Tales of Wild Bird Life, Illustrated by Len Fullerton; The Golden Book of Animal Stories, Illustrated by Ernest Aris;Notes: Size: 8" x 5½". 144 pages. Tags: wildlife animals animal stories otters rabbits foxes birds eagles owls sheep weasel polecat badgers doormice kingfisher moles voles
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People And Animals by J.D. Whittall (£23.00)Publisher: National Anti-Vivisection Society — 1981Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0905225031]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled along edges, a little faded at the spine. School library stamp to ffep and sticker to pastedown. Text bright and tight.Description: In this book James Whittall catalogues the despicable cruelties which are daily perpetrated in the world's laboratories, highlights the failures of animal-based techniques, and exposes the hypocrisy and false values of those who try to justify the deliberate inaiction of pain and suflFering on animals on the altar of science.Notes: Size: 8½" x 6". 154 pages.
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Robert Musgrave's Adventure: A Story Of Old Geneva by Deborah Alcock (£23.00)Publisher: S. W. Partridge & Co. — 1909Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding which is a little soiled and discoloured. Pages deeply tanned by age. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Plates;Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". Decorative boards. 128 [32] pages. Tags: full-length imagination adventurers curriculum children bestseller adolescent pre-school children’s literature historical youngsters fairy-tale education narrative bookshelf imaginary christian adventure storyline teenagers youngster childrens language childish youthful brothers exciting mystical pleasure enduring national syllabus classics juvenile invented escapade activity literary american reading fiction readers written history younger exploit realism magical science kingdom english stories toddler writing pretend fantasy journey authors talking classic quality made-up british animals person places modern family action novels famous forces people beasts hunter junior legend voyage period anglo works plays magic adult young short youth books minor story child teen tale kid joy deborah alcock
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Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Portfolio 12 by Edited by Siski Green (£22.50)Publisher: London: BBC Worldwide Ltd. — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0563488190]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the tail of the spine with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;Notes: Jacket designed by Pene Parker. Foreword or introduction by Simon King. Size: 10¼" x 10¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Tags: wildlife photography photographer year competition organised bbc magazine natural history museum london animals nature photographs country
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Character Steins: A Collector's Guide by Eugene V. Manusov & Mike Wald (£22.00)Publisher: Cornwall — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0845347845]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper has a tape reinforcement to the reverse of the head of the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “This comprehensive book provides a finely illustrated guide to the field of character stein collecting. These unique figural pieces, usually not cylindrical, are modeled so that the body and lid form a caricature, a figure, or an object. The fanciful imagery of the steins is always imaginative, and sometimes comical. An eclectic variety of creations are depicted in the steins: people (monks, historic personages, military figures, mythological characters); animals (horses, lions, foxes’ heads — even a rhinoceros); and objects (skulls, sports equipment, buildings, for example).

The book thoroughly examines each of these and is arranged according to subject depicted, each chapter treating a different category. The result is an intriguing picture catalog containing over 600 illustrations of steins and stein-related items, many of which are in full color. Each illustration is accompanied by a brief description that includes the stein’s dimensions, its coloring, a translation of old German inscriptions, an explanation of what the stein represents, and the manufacturers (if known). The text also offers an extensive listing of the manufacturer’s marks that are found on many of the steins.

Several special chapters written by authorities on character steins have been included in the book: Jack G. Lowenstein writes about Beer Stein Ceramics, Ron Fox tells How Musterschutz Character Steins Were Made, and the late Dr. J. Joseph Hersh contributed an interesting chapter on The Hexagram as the Brewer’s Symbol. There are also chapters on contemporary steins and the artifacts relating to them, and a concise history of antique character drinking vessels. Since the publication of the Encyclopedia of Character Steins in 1976, old and new character stein collectors have brought forth a number of previously unknown steins. The book includes pictures of these newly discovered steins, and complements them with a fascinating section that outlines new facts that have come to light concerning the intricacies of this absorbing field of study. The chapter Musterschutz and the Elusive # Mark sheds light on the identity of the manufacturer of the popular so-called Musterschutz steins.

Collectors like Werner Sahm, Roland Henschen, and Lotti Lopez, through diligent searching, have been able to obtain copies of many original stein manufacturers’ catalogs, some pages of which show original sketches or photos of character steins. Because of this research, the authors are able to display in the Old Catalogs portion of the book some of these exciting finds from manufacturers such as Rosskopf & Gerz, Steinzeugwerke, Reinhold Hanke, Mer-kelbach & Wick, Marzi & Remy, and J. W. Remy. These catalogs facilitated the search to identify the previously unknown makers of many character steins.

In addition to these catalogs, much new information has come from researchers who have recently published their results in Prosit, the quarterly publication of Stein Collectors International. While much progress has been made in determining manufacturers, there is still much to be discovered. Answers always seem to raise new questions; new character steins that are “found” occasionally fill in known gaps, but more often seem to carry still unknown marks or styles. Gene Manusov’s and Mike Wald’s enthusiasm for the study and collection of character steins is infectious. In this highly informative work, collectors, dealers, and antique lovers will enjoy their beautiful pictures supplemented by their stimulating perceptive text.”
Notes: Illustrated by Claire Hill. Size: 12¼" x 9¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 271 pages. Tags: wald claire hill 0845347845 beer stein ceramics musterschutz character steins lithophanes marks manufacturers original catalogs hexagram brewers symbol
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Fauna Britannica: The Practical Guide to Wild and Domestic Creatures of Britain by Duff Hart-Davis (£22.00)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9781407218779]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “Man has lived among animals for the whole of his existence on earth, first competing with them, then using, and all too often abusing them. But in the past fifty years or so people in Britain have become overwhelmingly urban, and in consequence have lost contact with nature and the country. Most children have little direct experience of animals and birds: they see them on television but rarely meet them in the flesh. Yet the popularity of farms open to the public demonstrates the affection that people have for animals, and also the beneficial effects that contact with animals can produce.

Fauna Britannica is a work of reference for people whose interest in animals has been awakened by passing acquaintance. This book is essentially a practical encyclopaedia of creatures, wild and domesticated, that have lived and now live in the British Isles. Without seeking to be exhaustive, it concentrates on the creatures that people are most likely to come across or to have read about. As well as being an authoritative guide, Fauna Britannica aims to show how attitudes to animals have changed over the centuries, and to demonstrate how our exploitation of them has had far-reaching consequences for the environment.

The author surveys those creatures such as the Steppe Mammoth and the Giant Irish Elk whose presence in Britain is revealed in the fossil records, and describes the exotic imports and menageries of historical times. He profiles many species of wild mammals, horses, farm animals, dogs and cats, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians and insects. Interspersed throughout the book are essays on various aspects of the countryside, including the reintroduction of the European Beaver, poaching, fox hunting, horse healers and the Scottish drovers. Social history, folklore and legend combine with scientific authority to make Fauna Britannica an enthralling survey of Britain’s creatures, then and now.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Matching Pictorial boards. 416 pages. Tags: hart davis 9781407218779 zoology great britain encyclopedias domestic animals history fauna man folklore
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Fauna Britannica: The Practical Guide to Wild and Domestic Creatures of Britain by Duff Hart-Davis (£22.00)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9781407218779]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “Man has lived among animals for the whole of his existence on earth, first competing with them, then using, and all too often abusing them. But in the past fifty years or so people in Britain have become overwhelmingly urban, and in consequence have lost contact with nature and the country. Most children have little direct experience of animals and birds: they see them on television but rarely meet them in the flesh. Yet the popularity of farms open to the public demonstrates the affection that people have for animals, and also the beneficial effects that contact with animals can produce.

Fauna Britannica is a work of reference for people whose interest in animals has been awakened by passing acquaintance. This book is essentially a practical encyclopaedia of creatures, wild and domesticated, that have lived and now live in the British Isles. Without seeking to be exhaustive, it concentrates on the creatures that people are most likely to come across or to have read about. As well as being an authoritative guide, Fauna Britannica aims to show how attitudes to animals have changed over the centuries, and to demonstrate how our exploitation of them has had far-reaching consequences for the environment.

The author surveys those creatures such as the Steppe Mammoth and the Giant Irish Elk whose presence in Britain is revealed in the fossil records, and describes the exotic imports and menageries of historical times. He profiles many species of wild mammals, horses, farm animals, dogs and cats, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians and insects. Interspersed throughout the book are essays on various aspects of the countryside, including the reintroduction of the European Beaver, poaching, fox hunting, horse healers and the Scottish drovers. Social history, folklore and legend combine with scientific authority to make Fauna Britannica an enthralling survey of Britain’s creatures, then and now.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Matching Pictorial boards. 416 pages. Tags: hart davis 9781407218779 zoology great britain encyclopedias domestic animals history fauna man folklore
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Salar the Salmon by Henry Williamson (£22.00)Publisher: London: Putnam & Co. Ltd., Faber & Faber Ltd. — 1946Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Spine a little dull. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank. Pages very gently age-tanned. Description: Limited edition re-issue. Illustrated by way of: Frontispiece; Black & White Drawings; Chapter Headpieces; Top edge gilt;Notes: Illustrated by C. F. Tunnicliffe. Size: 8¼" x 5½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [X]274 pages. Tags: fiction novels literature stories story novella short salmon cycles aquatic creatures conservation environment devon nature animals fish
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Working on a Farm by Alan A Mister (£22.00)Publisher: B. T. Batsford — 1982Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 0713439629]Condition: Very Good. Bruised at top corners. Top and leading edges spotted and a little dusty. A very nice copy overall.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. Whether you want to work with animals or whether you are more interested in growing crops, or would prefer to be involved with horticulture or forestry, the author gives you a good insight into many possible jobs. 105pp. Index. Size: 8vo Demy (8½" x 5½")Tags: Farming Horticulture Forestry 0713439629
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Silent Heroes by Evelyn Le Chêne (£21.50)Publisher: Souvenir Press — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0285632140]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ.Description: The Bravery & Devotion of Animals in War: An Animals' Roll of Honour. Later printing [1994]. Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the cover: “Bobbie was a small white terrier who became the hero of the disastrous battle of Maiwand during the Afghan Wars. Voytek, a rare Syrian bear, served with the Polish forces at the Battle of Monte Cassino in 1944. Murphy the donkey is still remembered as the animal that sought out wounded Anzac soldiers in the carnage of Gallipoli and carried them to safety. These courageous animals are just some of the many commemorated in this warm and moving tribute to their outstanding bravery in action. Evelyn Le Chêne has delved deeply into the often elusive source material and where possible has talked to eyewitnesses to reveal many previously unrecorded details about these silent heroes of human wars over 140 years.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 7". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Tags: courageous animals animal’s heroic deeds battle campaign human/animal relationship battle maiwand chindit minnie sea dog bamse the dickin medal voytek monte cassino irma blitz dog gallipoli murphy sebastopol tom simon the amethyst winkie pigeon post stubby fleabite rifleman khan rob the sas gestapo imperial war museum animals combat american purple heart french legion d’honneur people’s dispensary for sick animals military regiment mascot
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A Companion to Natural Britain by ANON (£21.00)Publisher: WH Smith — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1854353160]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Previous owners inscription to ffep.Description: The book explores the wildlife that can be found in populated areas, man-made enclosures, places once used by people but now given up to nature, and some more countrified environments, which most can reach on a day trip. Each of these areas, easily accessible, forms a different habitat, favouring particular species of wildlife. It tells you what to look for - flowers hiding in neglected corners, fungi, trees, birds, moths, beetles, and an amazing range of animal life, all living alongside the human race, or undisturbed a few miles away. 320pp. Index. Size: 4to Medium (11½" x 9" approx.) Introduction / preface by Tony Soper.Tags: wildlife animals fields forests meadow moorland 1854353160
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Handbook of Laboratory Animal Science Volume 1: Essential Principles and Practices by Edited by Jann Hau & Gerald L. Van Hoosier, Jr. (£20.50)Publisher: Boca Raton, London, New York & Washington: CRC Press — 2003Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0849310865]Condition: Very Good. Edges of the text block lightly tanned otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Charts; Graphs; Diagrams; Tables;Notes: Size: 10¼" x 7". Pictorial boards. 556 pages. Tags: tlaboratory animals animal experimentation models research laboratory welfare disease zoology sciences nature mammals
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Fascination of Large Numbers: Herds, Swarms and Flocks by Anon. (£20.00)Publisher: World Wide Fund for Nature and Pro Futura — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with the expected associated chafing to the dust wrapper. Leans. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs.Notes: Size: 12" x 9¾". Light Brown boards with Dark Brown titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 255 pages. Tags: and animals butterflies colonies creatures environment flocks gnus have hen herd herds herrings instincts interaction organised shoal shoals the their themselves understand varied which with
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Planet Earth: An Encyclopedia of Geology by A Hallam (£20.00)Publisher: Elsevier Phaidon — 1977Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0729000559]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Price Clipped. Slightest ruffling at top edges of DJ otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: From the cover: “Recent years have witnessed a revolution in the Earth sciences. Studies of continental drift, earthquake and volcano distribution and sea-floor spreading have allowed us, for the first time in our history, to understand the basic, underlying cause of most geological phenomena, the process known as plate tectonics. This new and up-to-date encyclopaedia is therefore timely. Some fifty contributors, under the overall editorship of Anthony Hallam of the University of Birmingham, have provided a comprehensive review of the new geology written in language intelligible to the lay reader. Hundreds of superb colour photographs and specially commissioned diagrams – also in colour enhance and amplify the text.”Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Fawn boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 320 pages. Tags: planet earth meteorites tektites geophysics geochemistry climatic zones continental drift plate tectonics erosion glaciations diagenesis earthquakes igneous intrusion vulcanicity geosynclines mountain chains rift valleys karst landscapes tundra landscapes coastal plains deltas engineering geology hydrogeology mining geology ore deposits minerals elements natural gas igneous rocks sedimentary rocks metamorphic rocks precambrian paleozoic silurian devonian carboniferous mississippian permian mesozoic triassic jurassic cretaceous cenozoic tertiary oligocene pliocene quaternary origin life fossil record paleoecology invertebrate animals reptiles birds mammals hominids vertebrate animals cambrian ordovician
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The Natural World by Malcolm Coe (£20.00)Publisher: Guild — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly ruffled at the edges. Top edges of text block lightly spotted.Description: Volume II in the series. From the cover: “This is the ideal reference book for anyone wanting clear information and ready answers to questions about the world of nature which surrounds us and of which we are part. It describes the most important species of plants and animals on land and in the sea and air, including many details of how they feed, reproduce, and adapt to their environment. The functions of the different parts of animals are explained, as are those of the flowers, leaves, roots, and seeds of plants. Man, as one of the mammals, is included, and so too is medicine.Notes: Size: 11" x 8¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Oxford Illustrated Encyclopedia series. 376 pages. Tags: natural selection biological control pests classification linnaeus taxonomist darwin genetics plant animal names living organisms biochemistry physiology respiration nutrition reproduction animals plants disease viruses bacteria fungi natural world
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Stories of the Wild by B.B.; A. Windsor-Richards; Eugenie Fenton; (£19.50)Publisher: Ernest Benn — 1975Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Heavily bruised at the head, tail and corners of the boards with commensurate rubbing to the dust wrapper. Dust wrapper sealed in mylar and slightly wrinkled. Price Clipped. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: First in this edition. [First: 1961,1962] .Contains: “Lepus : The Brown Hare — ‘B. B.’ illustrated by D. J. Watkins-Pitchford; The Birds of the Lonely Lake — A. Windsor-Richards, illustrated by D. J. Watkins-Pitchford; Sher: Lord of the Jungle — Eugénie Fenton, illustrated by Joan Kiddell-Monroe;”Notes: Jacket designed by David Parry. Size: 8½" x 6¾". Red boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 96 pages. Tags: adolescents full-length naturalists molesworth king-smith historical corrupting children’s pre-school destroying curriculum bestseller adolescent literature himalayas childrens charlotte catherine carpenter bookshelf education cresswell christian adventure youngster beautiful foothills imaginary children humphrey andersen coolidge kathleen language national mystical enduring pleasure classics margaret european republic coniston juvenile literary brothers scotland villages american animals fantasy
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Black's Veterinary Dictionary by Edited by Geoffrey P. West (£18.50)Publisher: A & C Black — 1975Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0713615362]Condition: Good - in Poor DJ. DJ loose, creased with several small tears and some loss. Boads mottled at the margins. Light spotting to start and finish, text more than acceptable.Description: 11th Edition. From the preface: “New sections include a table showing the nomenclature and classification of viruses, an entry on cattle handling facilities on the farm for blood sampling, pregnancy diagnosis and other purposes and a section for fanners on the reduction of losses from parasitic worms in their live-stock. Other new entries cover such subjects as Cushing’s disease, frozen embryos, the immune response and swine vesicular disease. The sections on blood, the endocrine glands and spermatozoa are among those which have been revised and extended.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 853 pages. Tags: domesticated animals veterinary subjects animal ailments animal diseases veterinary science anatomy physiology organs contagious specific diseases proprietary medicines farmer stock-owner agriculture
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The Encyclopedia of Modelmaking Techniques by Christopher Payne (£18.50)Publisher: New Burlington — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1861555407]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Slightly rubbed at the spine ends. The reverse of the dust wrapper has offset from a scrape to the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Drawings; Diagrams;

From the cover: “The Encyclopedia of Modelmaking Techniques presents an entirely new techniques-based approach to modelmaking. Materials, methods and components used in one area of modelmaking can often be transferred to another with very positive results. Rather than dealing with traditional subject areas, four main themes are identified — Structures, Landscapes, Figures and animals and Vehicles and machinery — and used to demonstrate the relevant techniques for a variety of materials. This approach enables the professional or hobby building modeller to access the section on figures to populate his landscape. Similarly, the military figure or vehicle modeller can find in the landscape section the secrets for placing his work in a background context.

This book also includes a brief history of models and modelmaking. A section on design looks at the different processes of research and construction and designing specifically for safety, ease of construction, display, control and operation. Comprehensive tools and materials lists identify both essential and supplementary items and ensure that you have the correct tools for your modelling projects.

Each of the four major themes is illustrated by a series of step-by-step projects, demonstrating the various techniques and materials used in professional and hobby modelmaking. An inspirational gallery of works by highly regarded modelmakers is accompanied by detailed descriptions of how the models were created. Finally, a section on presentation will show you how to make the most of your projects by displaying them to their best effect.”
Notes: Size: 11¾" x 9¾". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: models and modelmaking physical making christopher payne 1861555407 modelling toys kits mecano remote control first editions firsts printings 1st
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To a Farmer Born: Memories of a West Country Boyhood by Wilfred Scott (£18.50)Publisher: Bristol Broadsides — 1987Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0906944376]Condition: Very Good. Previous owners' inscription to the title page which has a light offset to the reverse of the upper wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “To A Farmer Born brings back to life, perhaps for the last time, the ways of an old Devon farm before the tractor. Wilfred Scott, one of the last generation of ‘old style’ farmers’ boys, captures a memory of a world of farm and field now gone forever.

Chronicling the seasons, Wilfred Scott’s vivid detail and love of stories help him to weave a tapestry of storms and harvests, traction engines, threshers and swarming bees, all the emotions and sensations of farming before the big machines arrived.

Wilfred’s father would tell him: ‘Eef you be gwain t’cut brimmles, Bigh, tid’n naw gude bein’ mamby pamby wai’m, you godda git wigged wai’m an’ lit um naw oose boss’. He need hardly have bothered. Wilfred never went into anything less than wholeheartedly and his adventures on the wheeled Tub and the Barrel of Death were wild.

In loving descriptions To A Farmer Born remembers the animals of Wilfred Scott’s childhood; the wild otter rescued from a gin trap, the raven he tamed, the cow that kicked him out of the cowshed and the hunter a trip to the dentist inspired him to ride.

Everyone who cares for the English countryside and its history will enjoy the memories captured here.”
Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 110 pages. Tags: and fanns higher longcombe lower middle paignton road three totnes tumpike
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Yesterday's Countryside: Country Life as it Really Was by Valerie Porter (£18.50)Publisher: David & Charles — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0715309684]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Matching Pictorial boards. 320 pages. Tags: porter 0715309684 country life great britain history rural past conditions countryside living gardens lanes markets women children animals fun work care estates villages war
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British Game by Brian Vesey-Fitzgerald (£18.00)Publisher: Collins — 1946Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good - in Poor DJ. Edges of DJ worn, loss at the head and tail of the spine, lower panel damp-stained. Tape marks to the flaps and endpapers. Endpapers spotted. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted. Text bright and tight.Description: The text is illustrated not only by photogravure plates of the actual birds and animals but also by many magnificent reproductions in colour of paintings by John Gould, George Morland, Landseer, Wolf, and among present day artists Winifred Austen and Peter Scott. From the editor’s preface: “British Game is a valuable possession which we must be at pains to manage properly. The future of game control and preservation is not going to be easy in a contracting British countryside. It is our hope and belief that this book will be a useful contribution to the solution of some of the problems that lie ahead.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 6¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the New Naturalist Survey of British Natural History series. 240 pages. Tags: red grouse ptarmigan black grouse capercaillie pheasant common partridge red-legged partridge quail swans geese ducks wildfowl snipe woodcock curlew plover red deer fallow roe deer gamekeeper preservation game shoveler duck drake woodcock countryman gamekeepers’ association poachers british game sir ralph sadler faulkner sportsman hawking the game act hares pheasants partridges grouse heath moor game black-game bustards are game shoot woodcock snipe quail landrail conies game licences act ground game act
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Simply Totem Animals by Celia M. Gunn (£18.00)Publisher: Plymouth: Zambezi — 2010Binding: Paperback Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 9781903065693]Condition: Very Good. Slight rubbing to the bottom corner of the upper wrapper otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Drawings; Signed by the author on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium.Notes: Size: 9" x 6". [XI] 148 pages. Tags: gunn 9781903065693 animals religious aspects divination systems feng shui handwriting analysis ching palmistry reflex totems
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The Farmer's Yearbook: Encylopaedia & Directory of Pedigree Breeders 1953 - 54 by Donald Cowie (£18.00)Publisher: Tantivy Press — 1954Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good - in Poor DJ. DJ generally worn and soiled, edgeworn with creases and slight loss. Bruised at head, tail and corners. Shaken. Leans slightly. Internally bright and clean.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. Encyclopedia of Cattle, Sheep, Pig & Draught Horse Breeds. Many tours with directional guides round a cross section of the leading British Breed Farms. Dictionary of Weeds and Pests. Many literary items of interest. Profuse Illustrations. 320pp. Index. Size: 8vo Large Post (8¼" x 5") Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.Tags: Cattle Animals Pedigree
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The Frozen Waterfall by Gaye Hicyilmaz (£18.00)Publisher: Faber & Faber — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges.Description: From the cover: “Selda (12) leaves Turkey with her mother and sisters to join her (dominating) father in Switzerland. She is an independent who wants to learn all she can in school and out, and this, against all odds, she does. She acquires unlikely friends: a rich, elegant classmate, unhappy at home, and an illegal immigrant young boy; they become a trio. But the larger world invades even family life. A find for readers who welcome long books with living themes.’”Notes: Jacket designed by Chrisian Birmingham. 277 pages. Tags: action activity adolescent adult adventure adventurers american anglo animals authors beasts bestseller books bookshelf british brothers child childish children’s childrens christian classics culture curriculum education embracing emmigration enduring english escapade exciting exploit exploration fairy-tale family famous fantasy fiction forces forms friendships full-length historical history hunter imaginary imagination immigrant invented journey joy
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The Witchdoctor's Revenge by Elsie Milligan (£18.00)Publisher: Pickering & Inglis — 1967Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0720820049]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded. Price Clipped. Top edge of the text block spotted. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: From the cover: “David Clapham, full of excitement, races to find his cousin Barney to tell him the thrilling news that Barney is to join him and his parents when they return to Zambia after their furlough in England. Barney and David have a wonderful time on the journey, visiting many places of great interest to them on the way. Especially do they enjoy their trip to the famous Kruger National Park. But far more exciting and even frightening adventures await them when they set out on a hunting trip to Chihanga Plain, and fall into the hands of an African Witchdoctor..”Notes: Size: 7¼" x 5". Green boards with Black titling to the Spine. In the Honour series. 160 pages. Tags: 0720820049 action activity adolescent adult adventure adventurers american anglo animals authors beasts bestseller books bookshelf british brothers child childish children children’s childrens christian classic classics curriculum education elsie enduring english escapade exciting exploit fairy-tale family famous fantasy fiction forces historical history honour hunter imaginary imagination invented journey joy junior juvenile kid kingdom language legend literary literature l-length made-up magic magical milligan minor modern mystical narrative national novels people period person places plays pleasure pre-school pretend quality readers reading realism science short stories story storyline syllabus tale talking teen teenagers toddler voyage works writing written young younger youngster youngsters youth youthful
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Sing-song by Rossetti (£17.00)Publisher: London & Sydney: The Bodley Head — UndatedBinding: Hardback in Slip Case Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Slip Case. Description: Contains: Black & white drawings; Frontispiece; All edges gilt; Title page vignette;Notes: Illustrated by Arthur Hughes. Size: 7¼" x 5½". Decorative Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the The Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books series. [X] 130 [2] pages. Tags: rossetti arthur hughes the osborne collection early children books nursery rhymes english natural history juvenile poetry flowers animals seasons
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The Pattern of Things: Animal Stories of Africa by Bryan O'Donoghue (£17.00)Publisher: Collins — 1969Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Price Clipped. Top and leading edges spotted. A nice copy.Description: The author writes from a wealth of personal experience and observations, from his home outside Sailsbury that he shares with any animals that have been the inspiration for this memorable collection of stories. 128pp. Size: 8vo Large Post (8¼" x 5") Illustrated by Edward Standon. Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve. Introduction / preface by Robin Short.
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Nature of Australia: A Portrait of the Island Continent by John Vandenbeld (£16.50)Publisher: Collins Australia — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0732200032]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: 2nd printing. [First Published: 1988] Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “The earliest explorers of Australia felt themselves to be in an alien world of bizarre animals and strange plants, a land left behind by time. That sense of strangeness pervades the perception of Australia to the present day. Much of its life — and the way it is lived — is unique, but there’s also a new understanding of Australia’s origins and its links with the rest of the natural world.

Based on the acclaimed television series, the book brings together new discoveries and insights into a comprehensive and fascinating account of how the island continent came to be the way it is, the making of its dramatic landscapes, and the origins and evolution of its marvellous plants and animals.

Nature of Australia traces the rise of those most extraordinary mammals, the marsupials, from their beginnings in the primeval forests of the Americas to their triumphant radiation in Australia; it tells the story of the rich and varied seas, from the storm-tossed kelp forests of the south to the marvels of the Great Barrier Reef; it follows the great climatic changes that turned the continent from a lush land of plenty into a parched place of drought and fire which forged ingenious ways of survival; and it reveals the impact of human immigrants on the continent and its creatures: first the Aborigines and their firesticks, then, in the last 200 years, Europeans and their technology.

Accompanied by a wealth of splendid photographs and other illustrations, Nature of Australia is a lucid and engrossing account of the making of Australia and its marvels — an enthralling portrait of the island continent.”
Notes: Size: 9¾" x 8". Red boards with White titling to the Spine. 292 pages. Tags: natural history australia australian broadcasting corporation organisms nature the world country life pets john vandenbeld 0732200032
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The Lost Photographs of Captain Scott: Unseen Photographs from the Legendary Antarctic Expedition by David M. Wilson (£16.50)Publisher: New York, Boston & London: Little, Brown & Company — 2011Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780316178501]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Photographic endpapers and blanks; Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Maps;

From the cover: “The legend of Captain Robert Falcon Scott, symbol of fortitude and courage who perished with his fellow explorers on their return from the South Pole on March 29, 1912, is an enduring one, exalted, dismantled, and restored over the course of the past century.

Until now, the history of the ill-fated Terra Nova expedition has been pieced together from Scott’s own diaries and those of his companions, the sketches of “Uncle Bill” Wilson, and the celebrated photographs of Herbert Ponting. Yet for the final, fateful months of their journey, Scott also photographed this extraordinary scientific endeavour himself. For decades Scott’s photographs — breathtaking polar panoramas, views of geographical and geological formations, and shots of the activities of his team and their animals — have been lost and recovered, fought over, and neglected. Now, at long last, they are resurrected.

Trained by Ponting, and in the face of extreme climatic conditions and practical challenges at the dawn of photography, Scott achieved an iconic series of images remarkable for both their technical mastery and their poignancy, indelible records of the doomed journey. In this landmark book, the photographs are accurately attributed, catalogued, and published together for the first time: a new dimension to one of the last great expeditions of the Heroic Age of Arctic Exploration and a humbling testament to the men whose graves still lie unmarked in the vastness of the Great Alone.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 10¼". Grey boards with Blind-stamped titling to the Spine. 191 pages. Tags: photography antarctica scientific expeditions history 20th century south pole discovery exploration british portrait antarctic terra nova expedition photographs travel adventure 9780316178501
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The Oxford Dictionary of Natural History by Edited by Michael Allaby (£16.50)Publisher: Oxford University Press — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0192177206]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Gently bruised at head of spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the DJ with a ½" closed tear to the top tip of the lower panel.Description: From the flap: “This dictionary lists many groups of plants and animals, but it also includes terms from ecology, statistics, earth sciences, atmospheric sciences and biochemistry that may be encountered in literature dealing with aspects of plant or animal growth, structure or behaviour. At the same time, it will be of use to those concerned with other disciplines who are unfamiliar with taxonomic terms that may occur in literature of special interest to them. The dictionary contains over 12 000 entries, written by a team of more than 25 specialists aided by consultants, and its coverage is world-wide. It will be of value to students as well as to those who derive pleasure from the wildlife around them, or even from well tended gardens, and who wish to support personal observations by reading and watching films, but need ready access to authoritative explanations of unfamiliar expressions.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by David Attenborough. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 68 pages. Tags: palaeontology carboniferous entomologist broad-leaved nomenclature invertebrate meteorology environment brachiopods climatology naturalists exploration pleistocene entomology naturalist atmosphere coniferous conserving jean-henri ecosystems cretaceous heathlands amphibians ordovician vegetation creatures taxonomic 508/.03/2 frederick aristotle descartes sanctuary oligocene phycology alexander evolution botanist studying painting national wildlife waterton linnaeus thorburn american mountain breeding devonian reptiles johnston habitats
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The Oxford Dictionary of Natural History by Edited by Michael Allaby (£16.50)Publisher: Oxford University Press — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0192177206]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Top edges of text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the flap: “This dictionary lists many groups of plants and animals, but it also includes terms from ecology, statistics, earth sciences, atmospheric sciences and biochemistry that may be encountered in literature dealing with aspects of plant or animal growth, structure or behaviour. At the same time, it will be of use to those concerned with other disciplines who are unfamiliar with taxonomic terms that may occur in literature of special interest to them. The dictionary contains over 12 000 entries, written by a team of more than 25 specialists aided by consultants, and its coverage is world-wide. It will be of value to students as well as to those who derive pleasure from the wildlife around them, or even from well tended gardens, and who wish to support personal observations by reading and watching films, but need ready access to authoritative explanations of unfamiliar expressions.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by David Attenborough. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 688 pages. Tags: palaeontology carboniferous entomologist broad-leaved nomenclature invertebrate meteorology environment brachiopods climatology naturalists exploration pleistocene entomology naturalist atmosphere coniferous conserving jean-henri ecosystems cretaceous heathlands amphibians ordovician vegetation creatures taxonomic 508/.03/2 frederick aristotle descartes sanctuary oligocene phycology alexander evolution botanist studying painting national wildlife waterton linnaeus thorburn american mountain breeding devonian reptiles johnston habitats
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Whales and Dolphins by Anthony R. Martin (£16.50)Publisher: Ted Smart — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good DJ. Top edges of DJ a little ruffled otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: An encylopedia of all the worlds Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises covers all aspects of these animals from intelligence to feeding behaviour. Illustrated with colour photographs. 192pp. Size: 4to Medium (11½" x 9" approx.)Tags: whale-islands whalewatchers radio-tagging decompression vocalizations international echolocation hydrodynamic archaeocetes interaction populations lobtailings respiratory cephalopods development strandings adaptation commission migrations regulation collisions california bubble-net convention gestation swordfish breaching fisheries antarctic behaviour pollution blowholes patterns flensing religion folklore attacked humpback dolphins products sleeping currents sickness whaling blubber rituals copepod calving feeding harpoon bowhead
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Focus on Nature by VARIOUS (£16.00)Publisher: Faber & Faber — 1981Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0571118100]Condition: Very Good+ - in Good+ DJ. DJ a little ruffled at top edges, snagged at head of spine. Boards slightly rubbed at extremities.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. A magical investigation of the mysteries of the natural world. With extraordinary pictures and an entertaining, fact-filled commentary. 184pp. Index. Jacket Designed by Martin Bristow. Introduction / preface by David Attenborough.
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