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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
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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Life of the Wayside and Woodland by T. A. Coward (£18.00)Publisher: Frederick Warne & Co. — 1942Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Rubbed at head, tail and tips. Deckled edges of text block a little faded. Internally bright and clean. A nice copy.Description: Life of the Wayside and Woodland When, Where and What to Observe and Collect. A handy guide with descriptive text. Brown cloth with gilt titling to spine, gilt and black titling to upper board with illustration of a beetle. Life Of The Wayside And Woodland is supplementary to, not a repetition of the volumes already published. This volume contains hints for the study of all the groups already dealt with, and, in addition, indicates how to discover and observe the lesser forms whose fascinating stories are so deeply interwoven with those of the more noticeable natural objects of field, hedgerow, pond, stream, and woodland. 128 illustrations from photographs with 40 in colour.Notes: Illustrated by W. J. Stokoe & Thomas Baddeley. Size: 7" x 5". 216 pages. Tags: mammals reptiles batrachians lepidoptera coleoptera hynaenoptera dipters neuroptera hemiptera mollusca flowering plants lower invertebrates ferns mosses fungi alga lichens
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

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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
P&P: UK 1st £5.25. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £7.76. EU Air £7.85. ROW Surface £7.76. ROW Air £14.22

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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
P&P: UK 1st £5.25. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £7.76. EU Air £7.85. ROW Surface £7.76. ROW Air £14.22
The Vivarium by George F & HEMS, Jack Hervey (£12.00)Publisher: Faber & Faber — 1967Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good - in Good DJ. DJ overall a little faded and soiled, with minimal edgewear. Price Clipped. Inscription to ffep, small sticker to front pastedown.Description: Illustrated with line drawings. The authors tell of there experience of keeping reptiles and amphibians both indoors and out of doors extands back a quarter of a century, tell the reader all they need to know about keeping the animals in captivity. 88pp. Index. Size: 8vo Large Post (8¼" x 5") Illustrated by Eileen M. Hill. Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.Tags: Reptiles Amphibians Pets
P&P: UK 1st £2.38. UK 2nd £2.20. EU Surface £2.56. EU Air £2.86. ROW Surface £2.56. ROW Air £4.30

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Richard Bell's Britain by Richard Bell (£10.50)Publisher: Collins — 1981Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0002195690]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Previous owners' inscription to the reverse of the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “A day in the country can’t be planned — it’s an unpredictable series of incidents, sounds, sights and smells. There are surprises to be found in the most unpromising places for those who take the trouble to look. Illustrated with colour line drawings by the author.”Notes: Size: 10" x 7". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: amphibians animals audubon banks biology bogs botanist brachiopods breeding britain broad-leaved cambrian captive carboniferous carl chaillu cliffs coastal coniferous conserving countryside creatures cretaceous darwin descartes devonian douglas dunes emperor entomologist environment eocene exploration fabre farmland fens forests frederick gilbert gosse gould habitats harry harvey heathlands henri henry hooke insect jean-henri johnston jungles jurassic lakes lamarck linnaeus marine miocene moorland naturalists nomenclature observations oligocene ordovician painting parks peaks peat permian personal philip pioneers pleistocene pliny ray reptiles ridges rivers sanctuary shingle silurian squire stacks studying thorburn towns unknown vegetation villages waterton wildlife wilson woods zoos
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 Shell Guide to Britain's Threatened Wildlife by Nigel Sitwell (£10.50)Publisher: Collins — 1984Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0002190508]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Price Clipped. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges with a small nick to the head of the lower panel. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “This is the first comprehensive account of Britain’s threatened wildlife stemming directly from the Wildlife and Countryside Act, which became law in October 1981. The Act has been the cause of much animated discussion and controversy, not just among those with vested interests — conservationists, farmers and landowners — but among all those who are concerned with our natural heritage. The main purpose of the book is to focus attention on the wide-reaching implications of the Act, and to underline the dangers which threaten our wildlife.”Notes: Size: 10½" x 7½". Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 208 pages. Tags: the wildlife and countryside act 1981 natural history conservation organisations reptiles amphibians threatened birds ornithologists lizard orchid common dolphin golden eagle rainbow leaf beetle threaten our wildlife fauna flora geology climate human activities farming wildlife conservation barn owl lady’s slipper badger-digging badgers act pine marten mole cricket natterjack toad childling pink downy woundwort hen harrier endangered vulnerable rare perring and farrell glutinous snail essex emerald moth agriculture nature conservancy council eec’s mountains sustainable wasteful over-production eec directive environmental impact assessments countryside forestry
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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A Fynbos Year by Michael Fraser (£9.50)Publisher: Claremont: David Philip — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0864861036]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. Text complete, clean and tight overall but with slight spotting to the pastedowns and blanks.Description: 2nd Impression. [First Edition: 1988]

From the cover: “The southern and south-western Cape, which has a richer plant life than that of the whole British Isles, forms one of the major floral kingdoms of the world, and is home to a wide variety of birds, mammals, reptiles and insects. In A Fynbos Year , the author portrays a selection of the diversity of plant and animal life encountered in this region over the course of a year.”
Notes: Illustrated by Liz McMahon. Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIV] 162 pages. Tags: fynbos ecology south africa cape good hope, plants works, animals works, botany biome, biotic communities africa, natural history fynbos, africa, books written fraser, illustrated mcmahon
P&P: UK 1st £5.25. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £7.76. EU Air £7.85. ROW Surface £7.76. ROW Air £14.22
The Living Legend of St. Patrick by Alannah Hopkin (£9.50)Publisher: Grafton — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0246130997]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Flaps slightly faded at the margins. Edges of the text block lightly tanned.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Magonus Succatus Patricius — Saint Patrick — is one of the most famous and best known saints of all time. Everyone knows he is the patron saint of Ireland and can tell you that superstition claims he banished snakes and reptiles from that country. Many thousands of people with no direct Irish connections celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day parading along the streets of New York, Boston, Chicago, Sydney, Australia, and many other places, wearing shamrocks.

Many English people give private parties with an Irish theme on Saint Patrick’s Day. In Ireland itself it is celebrated as both a religious and a patriotic holiday. All of which is the latest manifestation of the cult of Saint Patrick which has persisted in different forms since his death on 17 March 462 AD.

But who was he and how much of what we know about him is fact and how much is legend? We know from his own Confessio that he was the son of a prosperous Christian family, who probably lived near the west coast of England or Wales; that in his teens he was captured by pirates and sold into slavery in Ireland, eventually escaping and returning to Britain, where he had a vision, in 425 AD, that called him back to Ireland to convert the people to Christianity.

What, though, are the reasons for his widespread fame? Why has he had such an astonishing impact? How have the many apocryphal legends come about — for example, the holy significance of the shamrock; his wrestling with an angel at Croaghpatrick; his descent into Purgatory on Station Island. And why is he linked so significantly with the rise of Irish nationalism?

In this revealing book, Alannah Hopkin gives us a fascinating portrait of the man, examines with a fresh eye the folklore and mythology that surround him, explains the historical events that have led to the politicization (‘greening’) of Saint Patrick, and takes us on an enthralling personal pilgrimage around the legendary sites of Ireland. It is a unique volume exploring a unique saint.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Green boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 191 pages. Tags: biographies biography celtic christian church history ireland patrick saints
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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The Senses of Animals by L[eonard] Harrison Matthews; Maxwell Knight (£9.50)Publisher: Museum Press — 1963Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with fraying at the head of the spine and a couple short, closed, tears. Dust wrapper tanned on the reverse. Edges of the text block spotted. Offset to the blanks and endpapers.Description: Reprint. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “THIS introduction to the study of the senses of animals is aimed at senior pupils in the schools and university students, and it will also be of great interest and value to field-naturalists, particularly those who incline more towards zoology than towards botany. The book is divided into two sections. The first deals with animal senses in a general way, and also with those observations in the field that can show how the creatures concerned use their senses under differing conditions. The second section describes how the various senses work and also deals with their nervous structures and physiology. The authors have endeavoured to keep technicalities down to a reasonable minimum, believing as they do that too much jargon can confuse rather than assist the student.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 240 pages. Tags: ability acceleration acuity adders additional adequacy affecting affinity alarm albinism alleged alligators amoeba amphibians ampullae anableps anemones angular angus animals antennae anthropoid aquatic archer arthropods ascidians asdic attacks auditory avoidance axons badgers balancing barbels barely barton basically bears beetles behaviour beluga bird's blackbirds blind bloodworms brain bream breeding budgerigars bullia burying
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

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The World of Fossils by Vittorio De Zanche; Paolo Mietto; (£9.50)Publisher: Sampson Low — 1979Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0562001204]Condition: Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Offset from a price sticker to the head of the upper panel. Ding to the head of the lower board. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “How do we know about dinosaurs and other animals that no longer exist? The answer is because of fossils. Owing to certain chemical and physical conditions, the remains, or their traces, of animals and plants which lived millions of years ago have been preserved in rock strata -as fossils. It is from this fossilized evidence that our knowledge of the evolutionary development of living organisms originates. The World of Fossils explains palaeontology in simple terms and describes, in separate chapters, the succession of life within the geological eras of Earth history — outlining the life-forms which emerged at certain times and those which died out, and suggesting the possible reasons for these events. The recent period, in which Man has evolved, is also discussed. Other chapters include: The Process of Fossilization: conditions required for fossilization; the processes; extraordinary fossils Geological Time: Radioactive dating; relative chronology Evolution: evolution from species to species; evolution in the major groups of organisms The Uses of Fossils: basic information about living organisms from their fossilized remains; Palaeoecology; Palaeoclimatology; Biostratigraphy; Palaeogeography; Pseudofossils: inorganically produced structures; Over 250 colour photographs and drawings illustrate the text which consists of about 35,000 words. A selective bibliography is included.”Notes: Size: 7¾" x 5¼". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 256 pages. Tags: acipenser aeophonus aepyornis aetosaurs africanus agnathans agnostus alternata amaltheus amiskwia ammonites ammonoids amphibians amphibius amphineura ampulla anagale ananchytes anapsida anaspids anatlnus annelids antrodemus appearance apternodus arachnids aralia araucaria arctica argonauts arthropods assilina astrangia atractites aturia aysheaia bacteria balanus beloptera bifida biloba biological bivalves blastoids blochius borhyaena botanical brooksella bryozoans bubonius burgessia
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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