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Coloured Figures Of The Eggs Of British Birds by Henry Seebohm (£187.00)Publisher: Pawson & Brailford — 1896Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. Gently faded at the spine and onto the margins of the boards with a faint circular mark to the upper board. Bruised at the spine ends with a small snag at the head. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Frontispiece has caused offset to the title page. Spotting to the blanks. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned with occasional, light, spotting. All plates have light marginal spotting or foxing. A pleasant copy overall.Description: Illustrated with colour plates.Notes: Size: 10" x 6½". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XXIV] 304 pages. Tags: birds eggs great britain dyu female gamete ovum and nests hertfordshire history natural society henry seebohm bowdler sharpe first editions firsts printings 1st
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The Royal Natural History by Richard Lydekker (£169.00)Publisher: London & New York: Frederick Warne & Co. — 1893Binding: Hardback [½ Leather] Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with wear and fading to the leather spines of all volumes. Vol. V spine strip mostly detached. Pages lightly age-tanned. Hinges weak on all volumes, although certainly not yet loose. A pleasant set, complete in the six volumes. Description: Contains: Engravings; Colour plates [72]; Colour frontispiece; Pagination: Volume I, Mammals: XVI, 583, Index; Volume II, Mammals: XII, 583, Index; Volume III, Mammals, Birds: XV, 584, Index; Volume IV, Birds: XV, 583, Index; Volume V, Reptiles, Fishes: XV, 584, Index; Volume VI, Invertebrate Animals: XVI, 580, Index;Notes: Foreword or introduction by P. L. Sclater. Size: 10½" x 7". 0 pages. Tags: lydekker sclater natural history mammals zoology birds fishes invertebrates amphibians reptiles section sections invertebrate animals
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The Rape of Greece: The King, the Colonels and the Resistance by Peter Murtagh (£129.00)Publisher: London, Sydney, New York, Tokyo, Singapore & Toronto: Simon & Schuster — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0671710389]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Pages gently age-tanned with light spotting to the blanks and pastedowns. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;

From the cover: “IN the early hours of 21 April 1967, Greece, the birthplace of democracy, became the home of the most repressive military dictatorship seen in Europe since the end of the Second World War. A junta of army colonels espousing extreme right-wing views seized power, outlawed political parties and began a seven-year reign of terror.

The Rape of Greece is about democracy betrayed. In laying bare the atrocities of the colonels’ regime, it reveals how this small European country became a pawn in the Cold War ideological battleground, and how agents of the Central Intelligence Agency sought to control Greek politics through their infiltration of the Greek royal family and armed forces.

But The Rape of Greece is also about people fighting back and ultimately winning. When the tanks of the neo-fascist junta rolled through the streets of Athens in 1967, resistance was not far behind. Here is the story of one resistance group, Democratic Defence, its leaders under siege in Athens and their foreign helpers. In the face of a brutal dictatorship that tortured its victims at will, this motley group of men and women — from England, France, Germany, Scandinavia and America — tirelessly smuggled resistance activists out of Greece and bombs and propaganda in. Their astonishing story of bravery and commitment, failures and triumphs, appears here for the first time in print.

Peter Murtagh, who spent five years researching and writing the book, combines the analytical insight of an award-winning investigative journalist with the narrative drive of a natural storyteller. Filled with political intrigue, adventure and larger-than-life characters, The Rape of Greece is a startling and compelling read, and an important chronicle of modern history.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [IX] 278 pages. Tags: government resistance greece history 20th century military coup d’etat politics european irregular guerrilla forces warfare espionage greek junta imposition military fascism cyprus internal affair collaborators
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History of the Royal Society Edited with Critical Apparatus by Jackson I. Cope and Harold Whitmore Jones by Thomas Sprat (£89.00)Publisher: St. Louis: Washington University Studies; London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd — 1959Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper heavily damp-stained at the spine and onto the margins of the panels, faded overall with fraying to the corners and spine ends. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Previous owners' notes to the first blank alongside an exhibition leaflet where the original book was displayed. Description: A facsimile reprint, with new introduction and notes, of the first edition of 1667. Originally published London: Printed by T. R. for J. Martyn, 1667, as The History of the Royal-Society of London, for the Improving of Natural Knowledge. Illustrated by way of: Facsimiles;Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXXII] 438 [78] pages. Tags: sprat royal society britain london club england history societies scientific science medical organizations literary criticism
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Display Dynamics: Shapes in the Service of Selling by Peter Mytton-Davies (£87.00)Publisher: Blandford Press — 1964Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. The pages are somewhat tanned, if tight, and a little musty.Description: From the cover: “This book will spark off a new approach to display because it represents a fresh look at traditional methods. Without suggesting that art should be reduced to science, the author shows how an awareness of geometry can assist the display designer in many aspects of his work. Geometric reasoning may provide him with valuable discipline and a useful yardstick with which to measure, objectively, the natural flair of his own creation.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Allan Plowman. Size: 10" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Blandford Books on Display series. 148 pages. Tags: mytton-davies allan plowman blandford books display show-windows merchandise
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Poem For The Day One by Nicholas Albery (£54.00)Publisher: The Natural Death Centre in association with Chatto & Windus — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9780701185947]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: 2nd printing. [First Published: 2001]

From the cover: “366 poems, one for each day of the year (including leap years). Chosen for their narrative, resonance and rhythm, these are poems to learn by heart — or to treasure and enjoy.

Each poem is placed on a day of significance — either the poet’s birth or deathday or another relevant date — and is complemented by a footnote full of amusing anecdotes and interesting facts to expand on the poem and the poet’s life.

There is something for everyone. Poem for the Day One is a perfect gift for all ages — a continually surprising and intriguing lifelong companion.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Wendy Cope. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Green boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 400 pages. Tags: english poetry collections natural death centre american
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Tao Te Ching by Lao Tsu (£52.00)Publisher: Wildwood House — 1982Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0704500078]Condition: Good+. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps which are also a little tanned and soiled. Leaves tanned at the margins. Previous owners inscription to ffep alongside a small sticker.Description: From the cover: “The Tao Te Ching, the esoteric but infinitely practical book written most probably in the sixth century B. C. by Lao Tsu, has been translated more frequently than any work except the Bible. This fresh translation of the ancient Chinese classic offers the essence of each word and makes Lao Tsu’s teaching immediate and alive. The philosophy of Lao Tsu is simple: Accept what is in front of you without wanting the situation to be other than it is. Study the natural order of things and work with it rather than against it, for to cry to change what is only sets up resistance.”Notes: Size: 10¾" x 8½". | pages. Tags: lao tsu taoism confucius loyang honan china chinese thought and culture proverbs folklore spiritual level being open mind truth
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Economic Geography by J. [John] MacFarlane (£49.00)Publisher: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons — 1927Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Small address sticker to the pastedown. Description: 3rd edition. [First Published: 1914] Notes: Size: 8½" x 5½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [VIII] 648 [16] pages. Tags: activities activity australia britain climatic conditions divisions economic geographical geography great history human main man natural physical regions stages
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Greig Fester: A Story of Reinsurance by Antony Brown (£44.00)Publisher: Granta Editions — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1857570332]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Jacket illustration: Map of the earthquake zones of the world illustrating the geography of catastrophes which form the basis of Greig Fester’s business. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Graphs; Tables; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “THE story of Greig Fester is the story of reinsurance — perhaps the most intriguing aspect of international insurance and the one most frequently involved in world news. Reinsurance is the means by which insurance companies insure themselves against the possibility of catastrophic losses. This is why the history of Greig Fester, one of the few Lloyd’s brokers to specialise in reinsurance, is often one of natural disasters ranging from floods and hurricanes to earthquakes. It follows the fortunes of the company formed 75 years ago by a remarkable Scots insurance man, and relates how it was later merged with a cosmopolitan firm whose European connections could hardly have been more in contrast.

Greig Fester: A Story of Reinsurance will, we believe, be a formidable addition to the growing library of books which guide the general reader through the mysterious and fascinating world of international insurance.”
Notes: Size: 10¼" x 8". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 128 pages. Tags: brown ~1857570332~ greig fester firm history royal exchange insurance corporation group limited companies reinsurance commerce economic social second world war
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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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A Book of Britain: The Lore, Landscape and Heritage of a Treasured Countryside by Johnny Scott (£40.00)Publisher: Collins — 2010Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 0007288158]Condition: Very Good. Light ripple to the covering of the upper board and a slight lean. A nice copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Colour Drawings;

From the cover: “In this remarkable, landmark publication, countryman Sir Johnny Scott evokes all that is romantic about the British countryside, its people, customs and traditions. Over its 600 gloriously illustrated pages, Johnny draws on his wisdom and knowledge to reveal a forgotten culture, and encourages us all to rediscover a beautiful Britain.”
Notes: Illustrated by Cristian Barnett (Photos.). Size: 11¼" x 8½". Decorative boards. 598 pages. Tags: 9780007288151 Country life, Great Britain, Natural history, History General History, Reference, Europe Great Britain General, History Europe Great Britain, Reference Trivia, The countryside, country life, Europe Great Britain, Trivia, Unit
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A History of Arctic Exploration: Discovery, Adventure and Endurance at the Top of the World by Juha Nurminen & Matti Lainema (£36.50)Publisher: London: Conway — 2009Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9781844860692]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Plates; Maps;

From the cover: “Documenting more than 2,500 years of Arctic exploration, from the earliest seafarers of antiquity and the great naval and mercantile voyages in search of the Northwest and Northeast Passages, to the conquest of the North Pole and even beyond, this book is the definitive account of expeditions made throughout the great Northern polar expanse. For the first time, it brings together the major explorers from both East and West to present one of the most detailed and beautifully illustrated surveys of the region’s history ever published.

Drawing on many previously unseen charts, artworks and maps from major European museums, the extensive holdings of the Nurminen Foundation as well as private collections and archives, A History of Arctic Exploration reveals how this remote region was gradually explored and charted by men of supreme skill, courage and initiative, overcoming extreme conditions in almost incredible feats of endurance. Key figures such as Barents, Franklin, Nordenskiold, Peary, Nansen, Stefansson and Amundsen are discussed in depth, together with an evaluation of their achievements, showing how each contributed to our understanding of the Arctic. Many perished as the North defiantly held on to its secrets, ultimately proving that success could only be achieved by adapting to the extreme conditions, following the example of the indigenous peoples, who had successfully inhabited the North for hundreds of years.

Today, the future of the Arctic is of global concern. In recent years, climate change and sovereignty disputes over territory have highlighted this worrying reality, drawing much attention to the region. Yet the Arctic has always been an inspiring and fascinating place, as well as a source of much human drama due to its harsh landscape and demanding conditions. Arctic expeditions were motivated by many different factors, including the pursuit of trade and commerce, knowledge, international dominance, individual fame, natural resources and scientific endeavour, but they can all be characterised by the uniquely human desire to push back frontiers. Collectively the accounts of such epic journeys form an absorbing and complex historical narrative, fully presented in this insightful and deeply resonant book.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Lennart Meri. Size: 14" x 9¾". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 349 pages. Tags: lainema arctic regions discovery exploration history natural climate ocean appendix maritime geographical polar expeditions discoveries 9781844860692
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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
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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
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Rock Art and the Prehistory of Atlantic Europe: Signing the Land by Richard Bradley (£33.00)Publisher: Routledge — 1997Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0415165369]Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Maps; Tables;

From the cover: “Along the Atlantic seaboard, from Scotland to Spain are numerous rock carvings made 4-5000 years ago, whose interpretation poses a major challenge to the archaeologist. This full-length treatment of the subject is based largely on recent fieldwork and asserts that these carvings should be interpreted as a series of symbolic messages that are shared between monuments, artefacts and natural places in the landscape. The author discusses the cultural setting of the rock carvings and the ways in which they can be interpreted in relation to ancient land use, the creation of ritual monuments and the burial of the dead.”
Notes: Size: 9¾" x 6¾". [XIV] 238 pages. Tags: rock paintings europe atlantic coast prehistory prehistoric archaeology art peoples petroglyphs lad zbs dso lhr coastal man antiquities primitive anthropology history social science richard bradley 0415165369
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Wild Flowers by John Gilmour; Max Walters; (£33.00)Publisher: Readers Union — 1959Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good+ - in Good+ DJ. Unlaminated DJ a little edgeworn and faded with nicks at the head, tail and corners. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted. Previous owners inscription to ffep penned out.Description: With 45 colour photographs, 27 photographs in black and white and 3 line drawings. From the cover: “The modestly expressed intention of the authors of this book is L to introduce British wild flowers to those who, though keen and interested, may feel in need of help and guidance. We feel that this book succeeds in being far more than is suggested. Wild Flowers succeeds, in our view, in making a really important contribution to the understanding of British plants by the General naturalist, and by those working in other fields of natural history.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 6". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the New Naturalist series. 242 pages. Tags: field botany flora biology woodlands hedgerows moors heaths commons chalk downs limestone uplands mountains bogs fens marshes rivers lakes ponds sea coast fields roadsides arable land waste ground walls lesser celandine common violet wild pansy moss campion starry saxifrage field botanists wild strawberry bog bean pale butterwort pinguic sea lavender cowslip bindweed scentless mayweed welsh poppy marsh helleborine lesser broomrape the speedwell deserted house herbarium specimen british wild flowers hedgerow botanising britain
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The Oxford Companion to Food by Alan Davidson (£31.50)Publisher: Oxford: Oxford University Press — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0192115790]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper faded, unevenly, at the spine otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: 5th printing. [First Published: 1999] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings;Notes: Illustrated by Soun Vannithone. Size: 11" x 9". Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVIII] 892 pages. Tags: food encyclopedias cookery habits crops natural resources history plants cooking drink technology
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The Cell by David Case (£31.00)Publisher: New York: Hill & Wang — 1969Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0809033836]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little wrinkled at the edges, rubbed at the spine ends and corners. Notable shelf cock. First blank excised. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: From the cover: “Readers of the three tales in this book will find themselves irresistibly compelled to lock all their doors and windows before turning out the light. The Cell is the diary of a werewolf — or a madman — a day-by-day description of his “illness” as it gains control and turns him into a brutal killer. A different sort of killer stalks the moors of Dartmoor in The Hunter, defying the efforts of the police to track him down. In The Dead End a manlike creature of mysterious origin roams the barren hills of Tierra del Fuego trying to satisfy his lust for blood.

The sure craftsmanship of these tales proves that David Case is a natural storyteller, completely at home in the genre developed by Poe, Jules Verne, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Alan Cober. Size: 8¼" x 5¾". Red boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 269 pages. Tags: american awfulness baleful blood-lust books chilling creatures creepy dark deathly disgust disturbing dreadful dreadfulness evil fear-provoking fears fearsome fictional foul frightening ghastly ghoulish grisly gruesome horrendous horrible horrid horrifying horror insatiable lurid macabre malevolence menacing morbid nasty nerve-jangling nightmares nightmarish novels ominous places repulsion revolting revulsion scares scary shocking sinister stories tales terrible terrifying terror terrorizing threatening underworld unnerving unsettling vile
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The Outline of Science (2 Vols) by J Arthur Thomson (£30.00)Publisher: George Newnes — UndatedBinding: Hardback Condition: Good. Both volumes sunned at spine, both frayed at head of spine with separation from upper board over about 6 cm vI and 12cm vII. A little shaken. Top edges dusty. A pleasant enough set.Description: Red cloth with gilt titling to spine and upper boards alongwith embossed borders to upper boards. Illustrated with B&W photographs. 809pp. Index. Size: 4to Demy (11" x 8½")Tags: science physics chemistry biology anatomy natural history
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The California Landscape Garden: Ecology, Culture, and Design by Mark Francis & Andreas Reimann (£29.00)Publisher: Berkley, Los Angeles & London: University of California Press — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0520214501]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Tables; Plans;

From the cover: “The beauty, resources, and natural processes of the California landscape are brought to the home garden in this testament to ecological gardening. The authors connect history, culture, region and design to help us understand how California and its human population have evolved historically and how individuals today can make a difference in the state’s future in the their own backyards. The authors’ goal is to bring the history of the Californian garden up to date with the ecological and cultural concerns of the late-20th century.”
Notes: Illustrated by Yan Nascimbene. Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XX] 234 pages. Tags: natural landscaping california gardens gardening attract wildlife landscape art architecture garden design planning applied ecology descriptions history usa 0520214501
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The Law Is a White Dog: How Legal Rituals Make and Unmake Persons by Joan Dayan (£29.00)Publisher: Princeton University Press — 2011Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0691070911]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: From the cover: “Abused dogs, prisoners tortured in Guantanamo and supermax facilities, or slaves killed by the state — all are deprived of personhood through legal acts. Such deprivations have recurred throughout history, and the law sustains these terrors and banishments even as it upholds the civil order. Examining such troubling cases, The Law Is a White Dog tackles key societal questions: How does the law construct our identities? How do its rules and sanctions make or unmake persons? And how do the supposedly rational claims of the law define marginal entities, both natural and supernatural, including ghosts, dogs, slaves, terrorist suspects, and felons? Reading the language, allusions, and symbols of legal discourse, and bridging distinctions between the human and nonhuman, Colin Dayan looks at how the law disfigures individuals and animals, and how slavery, punishment, and torture create unforeseen effects in our daily lives.

Moving seamlessly across genres and disciplines, Dayan considers legal practices and spiritual beliefs from medieval England, the North American colonies, and the Caribbean that have survived in our legal discourse, and she explores the civil deaths of felons and slaves through lawful repression. Tracing the legacy of slavery in the United States in the structures of the contemporary American prison system and in the administrative detention of ghostly supermax facilities, she also demonstrates how contemporary jurisprudence regarding cruel and unusual punishment prepared the way for abuses in Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo.

Using conventional historical and legal sources to answer unconventional questions, The Law Is a White Dog illuminates stark truths about civil society’s ability to marginalize, exclude, and dehumanize.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gloss Black titling to the Spine. [XVII] 343 pages. Tags: law social aspects united states torture civil rights persons slavery and legislation
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The National Geographic Society: 100 Years of Adventure and Discovery by C. D. B. [Courtlandt Dixon Barnes] Bryan (£27.00)Publisher: New York: Harry N. Abrams — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0810981351]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly faded at the spine with a crease to the head. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “For a century the National Geographic Society has been bringing to an audience of millions the thrilling world of adventure, discovery and natural wonders. Robert E. Peary’s determined, successful struggle to be first to reach the North Pole; Hiram Bingham’s exciting discovery of the mysterious lost city of the Incas, Machu Picchu; the awesome deadly eruption of the Mont Pelee volcano; the devastating San Francisco earthquake; Reinhold Messner’s superhuman solo climb to the summit of Mt. Everest — these are but a few of the spectacular events reported at first hand by the Society.

In 1888, in Washington, D. C. , thirty-three gentlemen met to consider the advisability of organizing a society for the increase and diffusion of geographical knowledge. From a membership of 165 at the time of its founding, the National Geographic Society has grown to number almost 11 million members in 170 of the 174 nations of the world.

In The National Geographic Society: 100 Years of Adventure and Discovery, author C. D. B. Bryan covers the entire history of the Geographic, focusing on the guiding personalities behind it — from Gardiner Greene Hubbard and Alexander Graham Bell to three generations of the Grosvenor family; he brings to life its flamboyant explorers and innovative photographers. In this celebration of the Society’s centennial, ten lively chapters of historical narrative alternate with ten special theme sections on subjects such as polar exploration, natural disasters, glorious expeditions, war and conflict, archaeology, and space, — and each of these chapters is jam-packed with dramatic pictorial material selected from the Society’s far-ranging archives. These superb photographs and illustrations form an assemblage of images that, along with Bryan’s absorbing text, recreates the National Geographic Society’s exciting legacy of science and adventure, one that mirrors America’s changing perception of itself and the world over the past one hundred years.”
Notes: Size: 11¾" x 9½". Yellow boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 484 pages. Tags: national geographic society history studies united states geography organisations social cultural travel natural history ecology magazines periodicals
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The Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Myths & Legends by Arthur Cotterell (£25.00)Publisher: Book Club Associates — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. From the cover: “Myths and legends are not merely curiosities from the past. These age-old stories from many cultures and traditions express poetry and power to which people continue to respond. The endlessly diverse body of world mythology is increasingly seen as a living link to the beginnings of our attempts to understand the natural world, and how human communities fit into its scheme. This is a new and comprehensive guide to its subject which includes individual entries for more than 1250 characters of myths and legends from 18 different cultural traditions around the world. Enhanced with a wealth of colour illustrations, line drawings and photographs, the book explores the historical, social and geographical reasons for the differences between the traditions, as well as identifying the universal human themes — from love and fertility to war and death — that bind them together. Every important myth and legend earns a place in these pages, along with many less well-known — but equally fascinating — stories specially selected for this volume. Meticulously researched, beautifully illustrated and produced, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Myths and Legends is a major work of reference for everyone interested in this unique world heritage of human experience and imagination.”Notes: Size: 11¾" x 9¼". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 259 pages. Tags: cotterell mythology legends juvenile literature myths encyclopaedias folklore social science
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The Art of Flowers by Laurence Buffet-Challié (£24.50)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 1969Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper pleasant overall but has two short closed tears to the top edge, one at the head of the spine and the other at the head of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Box a little faded and marked but more than acceptable.Description: 41 colour plates. 87 black and white illustrations. 78 explanatory diagrams. From the cover: “The flower as a decorative object is an integral part of the home and in recent times has become an important element in the art of interior design. Here, for the first time, the national styles of Germany, England, France, Italy and Scandinavia have been compared, each influenced by the particular climate, way of life, and artistic history of their country. The book begins with the study of basic forms and techniques; later the amateur is taught how to exploit the natural beauty of flowers, how to see colours and arrange a design which will blend in with its setting. The flower arrangements are shown simply and clearly; explanatory diagrams of their construction appear next to the magnificent colour plates or black and white illustrations, most of which have been especially photographed for this book. The author, a specialist in the art of decoration, writes in collaboration with Jacques Bedat, an eminent florist, who created many of the flower arrangements reproduced, and whose creative fantasy is shown in his arrangements for the Rothschilds, the Duchess of Windsor, Renault, Citroen and many others. The Art of Flowers is dedicated to the flower-lover, whether the source of his pleasure is growing, arranging or just looking at flowers.”Notes: Illustrated by Jacques Bedat. Size: 9¾" x 10¼". Red boards with Blue titling to the Spine. 207 pages. Tags: advice almond analogous anemone anne’s architectural arrangements aster asymmetrical atmosphere autumn baby’s banquet barbecue basic baskets bellflower berry birthday bishop-thorpe blackamoor bleeding blossoms breath buffets bulrush buttercup calla camaieu camellia candle-cups caring carnation centaury chips christening chrysanthemum classical cleaning clearlife clematis climbing collecting colour conditioning containers contrast cornflower cutters cymbidium daisy
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A Household Legacy: With Recipes from the Brewhouse Traditional and Wholefood Company by Amanda Goodfellow (£24.00)Publisher: Brewhouse — 1989Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0951491105]Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers, which are slightly sunned. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “A Household Legacy is more than a cookery book, though it contains a good six hundred recipes, for everything from bread and soup to Christmas fare. It is the distillation of thirty years experience of growing, preparing and cooking food, during which the author has become increasingly conscious of the relation between diet and health and increasingly convinced that the quality of ingredients is the essential clue to good food and positive health.

In 1976 Amanda Goodfellow moved to an old house in the country, near Saffron Walden, Essex. In addition to a large kitchen garden, cultivated on organic principles, she kept chickens, ducks, geese, bees, a small flock of Jacob sheep and the occasional bullock. She worked for a time as assistant editor on the smallholders’ magazine Practical Self Sufficiency (now Home Farm) and then ran for six years a shop in the old brewhouse, next to her house, selling wholefoods, her own honey, preserves and free range eggs, muesli and granola made up to her own recipes and fresh herbs from the garden.

Much of what she learned, especially from those of her customers who had dietary problems, is reflected in this book..”
Notes: Illustrated by Polly Mitchell. Size: 9¾" x 7½". 408 pages. Tags: cookery cooking dishes food foods natural recipes using
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Architecture and the Environment: Contemporary Bioclimatic Buildings by David Lloyd Jones (£24.00)Publisher: London: Laurence King — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1856691039]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Publishers shrink wrap, now removed, has caused light rippling to the head of both panels. Dust wrapper slightly tanned on the verso. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Cutaways; Black & White Photographs; Graphs; Colour Photographs; Diagrams; Maps; Tables; Plans;

From the cover: “Sustainable building has commonly been seen as separate from mainstream architecture and has been accorded the status of worthy but dull design. Adopting the term bioclimatic in preference to green to describe buildings which are inspired by nature and have a clear strategy for minimizing environmental depredation, this book seeks to revise this judgement. Introductory chapters trace the history of bioclimatic design in architecture, exploring the relationship between architecture and the natural environment.

An examination of three projects currently under construction points to future directions in bioclimatic architecture. The contemporary projects featured in the main section of the book are diverse — from office buildings which flaunt their measures for energy conservation in the form of external solar shading, wind towers, glazed atria and photovoltaic modules, to a church built from tubes of recycled paper and a museum constructed in timber and inserted in a woodland setting. Architects whose work is featured include Tadao Ando, Shigeru Ban, Edward Cullinan, Foster and Partners, Herzog and Partners, Glenn Murcutt and Arata Isozaki.”
Notes: Size: 11¾" x 9½". Green boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 256 pages. Tags: architecture environmental aspects 20th century building design environmentally sensitive areas bioclimatic energy conservation environment history ecology ecological styles periods architectural structure applied
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Eyewitness Decade by Roger Tooth (£23.50)Publisher: Guardian Books — 2010Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780852652176]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;Notes: Size: 12¾" x 9¾". Pictorial boards. 229 pages. Tags: tooth 9780852652176 history modern 21st century pictorial works first ten years new millennium stunning awe inspiring images conflicts iraq afghanistan natural disasters
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The Sea Coast by J. A. [James Alfred] Steers (£23.00)Publisher: Collins — 1954Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper has been sealed in mylar which has tanned with age. Pages very gently age-tanned. Description: 2nd (revised & corrected) printing. [First Published: 1953] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs [10]; Diagrams; Maps [52];

From the cover: “Are there many Britons who have never seen the sea? Everybody knows the answer to this question: the sea is part of our British life, the coast of Britain a great strip of incredible length upon which its trade, commerce, empire and industry have risen. Britain’s coast is Britain’s life. This book is a natural history of that coast — a natural history in the broadest sense.

Apart from its length and complexity Britain’s coastline is unique in many other ways; Indeed, there is nothing like it anywhere else in the world. No island, no country is so rich in contrasts. The British coasts have everything, from towering cliffs rising a thousand feet and more sheer from deep water, to miles of tidal slobs and flats, restless shingle spits, shifting beaches moving sand-dunes, immobile rock headlands. The extraordinary consequences of a varied climate and a complicated geology are shown in Britain’s coasts, even more effectively than in her fascinating inland scenery.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 6¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the New Naturalist series. [XII] 276 pages. Tags: coasts great britain natural history sea ecology james alfred steers new naturalist
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Walking Towards Walden: A Pilgrimage in Search of Place by John H. Mitchell (£23.00)Publisher: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc. — 1995Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0201154870]Condition: Very Good. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings;Notes: Illustrated by Robert Leverett. Size: 8¼" x 5¼". 301 pages. Tags: thoreau henry david 1817-1862 homes and haunts massachusetts walden woods natural history concord region town walking mass description travel nature ecology john mitchell robert leverett 0201154870
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Practical Magic — A Book of Transformations, Spells & Mind Magic by Marian Green (£22.50)Publisher: Lorenz — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0754807444]Condition: Very Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges with a 1" tear to the foot of the leading edge of the lower panel. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “The ancient traditional arts of healing, foretelling the future and discovering the power of ancient gods and goddesses within have too often been mislaid or abandoned over the centuries. Now, with the advent of the Age of Aquarius, people are turning back to the old ways, and are searching out the natural magical elements that were once a part of everyday life. These all but forgotten skills have never

really left us, and can be mastered once again by working with traditional exercises and techniques. This book is based on the truths of natural magic, that honour Nature and her cycles, and also on the individual powers of insight and farseeing that we all have within us.

Learn how to draw power from the cycles of the moon, creation myths and astrology. How, by matching our hectic lives with more ancient cycles, we can create oases of calm and peace through simple exercises that awaken the planets’ subtle energies. Practical Magic offers an in depth look at the traditions of rite and ritual, the cyclical nature of society’s celebrations and practical advice on devising new workings for all occasions. As well as instructions on such matters as making incense or a talisman, learning to dowse and dedicate an altar, there are also more advanced levels of magic work — enhancing your psychic abilities, successful astral travel, creative visualization and inner sight.

This book will help you to learn that by recreating a place of inner peace our own forgotten skills and unknown abilities can be brought to the surf ace to bring enlightenment, power and joy.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 9¼". Pictorial boards. 96 pages. Tags: adepti age air also altars altered amulets ancestors and angels aphrodite apollo aquarius archangels arthurian aspects astral astrology atmosphere auras autumn beliefs beltane blessing book bread brigit broomstick candlemas candles cards cauldron ceremonies chakras changing chaos charms christmas circles coming-of-age commitment communion consciousness cosmos country covens crystal-gazing cycle dances dawn days
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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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Africa Remembered by Sheila Buck (£22.00)Publisher: Merlin Books — 1992Binding: Paperback First Edition. Signed by the Author.Condition: Fine.Description: In this fascinating book the author describes her experiences as a horticulturist and traveller in many African countries during the early 1950s. It is topographical and contains much information on the natural history of the countries as well as their native life and customs. It also describes, in the last chapter, the changes that the author discovered when she revisited Africa in 1964 and 1985. Signed by the author on the title page with "with best wishes from the author" on the verso of ffep. Also includedis a hand written note from the author to "Margaret" dated 7-6-92. Illustrated with B&W photographs taken by the author. 110pp.
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Korea the Beautiful: Treasures of the Hermit Kingdom [1988 Olympic Games Commemorative Edition] by Yushin Yoo (£21.00)Publisher: The Golden Pond Press — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0942091019]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Description: 3rd printing. [First Published: 1987] Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Maps;Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Matching Pictorial boards. 226 pages. Tags: yoo 0942091019 korea civilization south description travel survey korean culture three kingdoms koryo kingdom choson unique arts calligraphy music dance religions shamanism confucianism buddhism christianiy customs traditions national parks korea’s natural beauty
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New Green Pages by John Button (£20.50)Publisher: Optima — 1990Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0356191095]Condition: Very Good.Description: A directory of Natural Products, Service, Resources and Ideas. 352pp. Index. Size: 4to Demy (11" x 8½")
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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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The Sunday Times Countryside Companion by Geoffrey Young (£20.00)Publisher: Hamlyn — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780600357292]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled, with a couple of small nicks at the head of both panels. Gently faded at the spine. Text bright and tight.Description: How to read the landscape to find the best of the countryside. Comprehensive coverage of natural Britain from the mountaintop communities to the sandy coasts. Four major sections covering woodlands; hedgerows; fields and meadows; uplands, lakes and rivers; and the seashore. How-to identify more than 1000 plants and animals. Numerous specialty researched diagrams and schemes to help understand the secrets of our wildlife. More than 300 superb photographs and detailed panoramic paintings. Written by top journalists in consultation with experts. Illustrated by some of Britain’s leading wildlife artistsand photographers. This is a book to read, inwardly digest, and refer to time and again – a familiar, dependable companion for those who love the British countryside.Notes: Foreword or introduction by Brian Jackson. Size: 13½" x 9½". 256 pages. Tags: uplands rivers woodlands hedgerows meadows lakes countryside walking hiking lakes rivers coasts seashore fields
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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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The Symbolism of the Tarot by P. D. Ouspensky (£19.50)Publisher: Newcastle Publishing — 1995Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0878772294]Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps.Description: First in this edition [1913]. From the introduction: “Peter Demianovich Ouspensky (1878-1947) was a forerunner of the new breed of scientist-mystics who are interpreting ancient Hindu and Buddhist philosophies in the language of physics, mathematics, and natural sciences. This volume was originally published in 1913.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Lucia Capacchione. Size: 11" x 8½". Tags: occultism the hierophant .judgment the hanged man tarot reflections rider-waite deck hindu buddhist philosophies tertium organum philosophical mystic problems man and universe scientist-mystics esoteric occult teachings esotericism mysticism occultism pseudo-esotericism pseudo-mysticism oracular voice fortune-telling collective unconscious new age movement kabala alchemy haiku poet basho symbols imagery
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A Scottish Naturalist by Charles St john (£19.00)Publisher: André Deutsch [Andre Deutsch] — 1982Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Price Clipped.Description: Sketches and notes by one of the greatest natural history writers of the Victorian age, which trace the changes of nature throughout the year. Illustrated with line drawings and colour sketches by the author. 192pp.
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Capturing the Light in Pastel by Lionel Aggett (£19.00)Publisher: David & Charles — 1995Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0715302213]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Paint Pastel series. 128 pages. Tags: aggett 0715302213 light art pastel drawing technique artificial influence colour tone capturing reverse natural execution painting can
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Ducks by John Gould; Alexander Wilson; J. J. Audubon; (£19.00)Publisher: Wordsworth Editions — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1853269646]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Top edge of DJ a little ruffled, snagged at corners, otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: The plates in this book represent some of the L finest waterfowl illustrations ever printed, selected from the works of three great ornithological artists of the nineteenth century, original editions of whose books are now in the Library of the Natural History Museum, London. Whilst the domestic ducks with which we are most familiar are all descendants of the wild duck or Mallard, the range and colouring of the entire family is vast, having something of the order of 50 species. This variety of colour and habitat inspired the pens and brushes of Alexander Wilson, John James Audubon and John Gould. 92pp. Size: 4to Super Royal (13¾" x 10¼" approx.)
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From the Ends of the Earth by Christian Lamb (£19.00)Publisher: Bene Factum Publishing — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 1903071089]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Signed by the author on the half-title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Colour Drawings;

From the cover: “What risks did the early plant collectors take to bring us the plants we know and love? Who found what and where? And how similar are their finds to the plants we grow today? Christian Lamb has been to extraordinary lengths to find out, as we soon discover in From the Ends of the Earth.

This lively and richly-illustrated book is all about the special plants that Christian grows in her small garden in Cornwall, which she calls her Living Plant Museum. The plants are mostly chosen because she likes them, but also for their fascinating and colourful history. Christian tells us which collectors found her treasures — and the amazing challenges they faced bringing them back to our shores — with many quotes from diaries and personal writings which bring her hero plantaholics to life. She has dug deep into the Linnean, Kew, British, Royal Horticultural and Natural History Libraries to unearth all kinds of new or little-known facts.

Christian also gaily recounts her own intrepid adventures following in the footsteps of the early collectors; around New Zealand in the wake of Joseph Banks, up the Yangtze after Robert Fortune, to North, South and Central America in the paths of Lewis and Clark, the Lobb brothers and others — all the more inspiring since Christian is a spry octogenarian, who might by now have been expected to have hung up her spade.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [V] 225 pages. Tags: lamb christian travel plant collectors biography gardens england cornwall plants ornamental garden history
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From the Ends of the Earth: Passionate Plant Collectors Remembered in a Cornish Garden by Christian Lamb (£19.00)Publisher: Bene Factum Publishers — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 1903071089]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Signed by the author on the half-title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Colour Drawings;

From the cover: “What risks did the early plant collectors take to bring us the plants we know and love? Who found what and where? And how similar are their finds to the plants we grow today? Christian Lamb has been to extraordinary lengths to find out, as we soon discover in From the Ends of the Earth.

This lively and richly-illustrated book is all about the special plants that Christian grows in her small garden in Cornwall, which she calls her ‘Living Plant Museum’. The plants are mostly chosen because she likes them, but also for their fascinating and colourful history. Christian tells us which collectors found her treasures — and the amazing challenges they faced bringing them back to our shores — with many quotes from diaries and personal writings which bring her hero plantaholics to life. She has dug deep into the Linnean, Kew, British, Royal Horticultural and Natural History Libraries to unearth all kinds of new or little-known facts.

Christian also gaily recounts her own intrepid adventures following in the footsteps of the early collectors; around New Zealand in the wake of Joseph Banks, up the Yangtze after Robert Fortune, to North, South and Central America in the paths of Lewis and Clark, the Lobb brothers and others — all the more inspiring since Christian is a spry octogenarian, who might by now have been expected to have hung up her spade.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Tags: cornwall england travellers plant collectors biography gardens garden plants history nature ecology gardening science lamb christian travel ornamental essays reference life sciences botany 1903071089 first editions firsts printings 1st signed books author signatures inscriptions presentation copies copy
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From the Ends of the Earth: Passionate Plant Collectors Remembered in a Cornish Garden by Christian Lamb (£19.00)Publisher: Bene Factum Publishing — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 1903071089]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Signed by the author on the half-title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Colour Drawings;

From the cover: “What risks did the early plant collectors take to bring us the plants we know and love? Who found what and where? And how similar are their finds to the plants we grow today? Christian Lamb has been to extraordinary lengths to find out, as we soon discover in From the Ends of the Earth.

This lively and richly-illustrated book is all about the special plants that Christian grows in her small garden in Cornwall, which she calls her ‘Living Plant Museum’. The plants are mostly chosen because she likes them, but also for their fascinating and colourful history. Christian tells us which collectors found her treasures — and the amazing challenges they faced bringing them back to our shores — with many quotes from diaries and personal writings which bring her hero plantaholics to life. She has dug deep into the Linnean, Kew, British, Royal Horticultural and Natural History Libraries to unearth all kinds of new or little-known facts.

Christian also gaily recounts her own intrepid adventures following in the footsteps of the early collectors; around New Zealand in the wake of Joseph Banks, up the Yangtze after Robert Fortune, to North, South and Central America in the paths of Lewis and Clark, the Lobb brothers and others — all the more inspiring since Christian is a spry octogenarian, who might by now have been expected to have hung up her spade.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 225 pages. Tags: lamb christian travel plant collectors biography gardens england cornwall garden plants history ornamental
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Kitchen: Recipes from the Heart of the Home by Nigella Lawson (£19.00)Publisher: London: Chatto & Windus — 2010Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9780701184605]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Contains: Ribbon markers [1]; Colour photographs; Photographic end papers & blanks;

From the cover: “Compendious, informative and engaging, Kitchen offers feel-good food for cooks and eaters that is comforting but always seductive, nostalgic but with a modern twist — whether express-way easy-exotic recipes for the weekday rush, leisurely slow-cook dishes for weekends and special occasions, or irresistible cakes and cookies in true “domestic goddess” style. It answers everyday cooking quandaries — what to give the kids for tea, how to rustle up a meal for friends or an impromptu kitchen party in moments, or what to do about those black bananas, wrinkled apples and bullet-hard plums — and since real cooking is so often about leftovers, here one recipe can morph into another… from ham hocks to pea soup and pasties, from braised chicken to Chinatown salad. This isn’t just about being thrifty but about being creative and seeing how recipes evolve.

As well as offering the reader a mouth-watering array of inspired new recipes — from clams with chorizo to Guinness gingerbread, from Asian braised beef to flourless chocolate lime cake, from pasta alia Genovese to Venetian carrot cake — Nigella rounds up her no-nonsense kitchen kit must-haves (and, crucially, what isn’t needed) in the way of equipment and magical standby ingredients. But above all, she reminds the reader how much pleasure there is to be had in real food and in reclaiming the traditional rhythms of the kitchen, as she cooks to the beat of the heart of the home, creating simple, delicious recipes to make life less complicated.

The expansive, lively narrative, with its rich feast of food, makes this new work a natural 21st-century successor to Nigella’s classic How To Eat, this time with a wealth of photographs from the instructive to the glorious, and accompanied by a BBC TV series.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Patterned Brown boards with Blind-stamped titling to the Spine. [XIX] 487 pages. Tags: lawson cooking recipes simple delicious cookery standby ingredients cooks slow-cook dishes irresistible cakes cookies domestic goddess 9780701184605
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Marriages and Infidelities by Joyce Carol Oates (£19.00)Publisher: Victor Gollancz — 1975Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0575016914]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper a little rubbed at the edges with several short, closed, tears. Bruised at the spine ends. Small mark to the bottom corner of the text block. Text complete, clean and tight but slightly musty.Description: 2nd Impression. From the flap: “This new volume of stories explores the complex, mysterious relationship between love and its frequent betrayal. Its world is a desperate place and the betrayal of love — or, anyway, of marriage — contributes substantially to this desperation. Marital infidelity is a theme, though not necessarily the main theme, in perhaps a majority of the stories, and its causes are meticulously probed. Miss Oates makes us acutely aware, too, that if her characters had not had their specific troubles, they would have found others.”Notes: Jacket designed by Jan Van de Watering. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 497 pages. Tags: collections apocalyptic shenandoah disasters delusions unnatural american marriage stalking national violence southern mccall’s novelist fiction america written popular passion despair redbook natural united boston mundus artium vision review sacred states short award prize north young death henry iowa book love u.s.
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Science For All: An Outline For Busy People (Articles by Various Writers) by Introduced by Sir Charles S. [Scott] Sherrington (£19.00)Publisher: Ward, Lock & Co. — UndatedBinding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: B0017X3WA4]Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled, a little faded, slightly frayed at head of spine. Pages very gently age-tanned but a presentable copy.Description: From the cover: “This authoritative volume is designed to meet the needs of the large and rapidly increasing class of readers who, while keenly interested in Natural Science, have neither the time nor the means to master the innumerable text books, ‘papers’ and reports necessary to an intelligent understanding not only of recent developments but of the elementary principles and ‘laws’ upon which all the amazing progress of the present century has been based.”Notes: Size: 8½" x 5¾". 384 pages. Tags: ainsworth ainsworth-davis andrew anthropology arthur astronomy biology botany charles chemistry contents crommelin david davis drummond everett evolution frank geology henry herbert history human james main man montagu natural owen physics physiology richard science scott sherrington shipley sir story subject swale the thomas vincent zoology
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The Goddess of the Stones: The Language of the Megaliths by George Terence Meaden (£19.00)Publisher: Souvenir Press — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0285630318]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Dust wrapper pulled at the head of the upper panel. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Signed by the author on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams;

From the cover: “Crop circles have become a feature of the British landscape during the last few summers, but they are no recent phenomenon. They have appeared each summer for thousands of years, and the sites of their ancient precursors are to be found in most isolated parts of the British Isles.

In this astounding and revelatory book, Dr Meaden, a professional physicist and meteorologist with a lifelong interest in archaeology, makes the link between the crop circles and the mega-lithic stone circles to solve a mystery that has haunted generations of antiquarians and laypeople alike.

What was the purpose of the stone circles? Why were they built where they were? What inspired their strange carvings of spirals, cup-marks and cup-and-ring marks? Why did the Neolithic peoples construct round barrows as resting places for their honoured dead?

Through his understanding of the physical forces which create crop circles, the author has solved the riddle of the stones, revealing for the first time the nature of the cult which motivated the entire lives of our Stone Age forebears. He is able to explain the meaning of such mysterious monuments as Silbury Hill in Wiltshire and Newgrange in Ireland, and he unveils a religion of such power that its symbols permeated Neolithic society as did the symbol of the Cross in the early years of the Christian Church.

From the pages of this book the shadowy years of prehistory shine forth in a new light, giving us a totally unexpected insight into the lives of Stone Age people, their view of the world and natural forces and, above all, into the awesome, all-pervading presence which inspired them to unparalleled feats of engineering.

The Goddess of the Stones will startle the archaeological world and excite all those who are captivated by the mysteries of our ancient past. Illustrated with photographs in colour and black and white, and with numerous drawings, it is an outstanding breakthrough in our knowledge of prehistory.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Marija Gimbutas. Size: 10¼" x 7¾". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Tags: neolithic period great britain whirlwinds spirals megalithic monuments crop circles antiquities prehistoric england bronze age cult settings europe religion circle curiosities and wonders silbury hill ireland history world fiction ancient religions mythologies united kingdom brita george terence meaden marija gimbutas 0285630318 first editions firsts printings 1st signed books author signatures inscriptions presentation copies copy
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The Usborne Animated Children's Encyclopedia by Jane Elliot; Colin King; (£19.00)Publisher: Usborne — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0746033559]Condition: Very Good - in Good+ DJ. DJ quite ruffled along edges, with a couple of tiny nicks. CD included, has some very light marks to it but should be fine (I've many in a worse state that I use every day) but untested.Description: Packed with fascinating facts and information, this book and CD-ROM will enthral and inform young children for hours. The fully narrated CD-ROM enables children to explore the information by themselves, and enjoy the amusing and educational animations and quiz games. Contents: Our Planet; Natural Life; History; People; Science Around Us;Notes: Size: 11½" x 9½". 135 pages. Tags: history science people geography maths encyclopedia
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