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History of Shell Collecting

by Peter Dance

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Published
1986
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Revised Edition
ISBN
9789004080638
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£77.41

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Netherlands: Brill Academic Pub, 1986. Very informative book on shell collecting, history of the shells , locations, a detailed study, 265 pages plus32 pages of b/w photographs at rear all in very bright clean condition,colour frontispiece,, all illustrations present as listed plus very informative text, Dustwrapper is also very bright and clean, not price clipped, small mark to top of… Read more
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The Natural History of Dogs Volume 2

by HAMILTON SMITH, CHARLES and JARDINE, SIR WILLIAM

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Published
1840
Condition
Good Plus
Edition
First Edition First Printing
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£174.31

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London: W H Lizars, 1840. Volume X of the Naturalist's library Mammalia dogs volume 2, contains 301 pages of text in clean condition very lightly browned to extreme edges of pages, 36 hand coloured illustrations, all present as listed plus very informative text, NO dustwrapper, outer boards are a little worn to corners and edges, tiny… Read more
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The Naturalist's Library. Mammalia. Vol IV. Ruminatia Part II

by William Jardine

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Published
1836
Condition
Good Plus
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First Edition First Printing
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£96.84

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London: W H Lizars, 1836. Volume IVof the Naturalist's library Mammalia the natural history of ruminating animals part 2, goats, sheep cattle etc., Contains 264 pages of text, block of 8 and 14 pages of adverts in clean condition very lightly browned to extreme edges of pages, 32 of 33 hand coloured illustrations, as listed, plate 25… Read more
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Nishikigoi Still Waters

by Caddock, Nigel Signed

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Published
1997
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Signed Limited Edition
ISBN
9780953066711
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£200.14

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U.S.A.: Nishikigoi International Ltd., 1997. Excellent book on Koi fish, DE LUXE edition 310 pages in very bright clean near fine condition, all outer edges of pages gold, many high quality colour photographs and illustrations,all present as listed plus very informative text, NO dustwrapper as issued, grained leather boards with gold embossed lettering. Limited edition of 500 this is number… Read more
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Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy Volume XLII Section B No 8 a List of the Irish Hemiptera

by J N Halbert

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Published
1935
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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£38.74

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Dublin: Hodges Figgis, 1935. Very informative report on Irish Hemiptera( Heteroptera and Cicadina) report is complete and pages are numbered 211to 318 taken from the proceedings consisting of several seperate reports on various subjects, this report has been professionaly rebound in black boards with gold lettering. All pages are in very bright clean condition just some light… Read more
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Birds of Kashmir

by Samsar Chand Kaul

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Published
1939
Condition
Good Plus
Edition
First Edition First Printing
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£51.65

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Srinagar Kashmir: The Normal Press, 1939. Excellent book on the birds of kashmir, 103 pages in overall bright clean condition just some light foxing to outer edges of a couple of pages. Many B/w illustrations and a couple in colour, all present as listed plus very informative text. NO dustwrapper, outer v=boards are foxedand edges lightly rubbed overall a pleasing… Read more
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The Bird

by Jules Michelet

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Published
1895
Condition
Good Plus
Edition
Reprint
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£49.07

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London: Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd, 1895. Excellent book on birds, their characteristics and way of life. 350 pages in bright clean condition, many B/w illustrations plus very informative text, decoarative endapers are a little browned with a School prize sticker on inside front board from Cumbrae Public School dated 1901. NO dustwrapper, outer, embossed, decorated boards are a little… Read more
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Catalogue of Hardy Trees and Shrubs Growing in the Grounds of Syon House Brentford

by A Bruce Jackson

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Published
1910
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Good Plus
Edition
First Edition
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£45.19

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London: West Newman and Co, 1910. Informative catalogue of the trees and shrubs at Syon House at the time of publication. 36 pages plus 2 page index in overall clean condition just endpapers browned and a few light foxing spots to first and last few pages and top outer edges of pages, occasional pencil dates by some entries. NO dustwrapper,… Read more
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A Practical Handbook of British Beetles 2 Volumes

by Norman H Joy

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Published
1932
Condition
Good Plus
Edition
First Edition First Printing
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£380.90

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London: H F and G Witherby, 1932. Very detailed books on British beetles, two volumes first editions, 622 pages of text in the first volume in overall clean condition just a few occasional foxing spots slightly heavier to last few rear pages, some notes and a drawing in pencil on last couple of blank pages. Second volume has169 full page… Read more
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The Mammals of Australia Incorporating the 3 Original Volumes

by John Gould

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Published
1983
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Omnibus Edition
ISBN
9780333356203
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£284.06

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Australia: MacMillan Australia, 1983. First omnibus edition 1983 containing the 3 original volumes with modern notes by Joan M Dixon.416 pages in very bright clean condition with all full colour plates present, small diagonal crease to the corner of one plate 1¾ inches long, light tanning to extreme edges of pages as usual due to quality of paper used. Dustwrapper… Read more
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On the Recent Foraminifera of Great Britain

by William Crawford Williamson

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Published
1858
Condition
Good
Edition
First Edition
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£83.93

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London: The Ray Society, 1858. Detailed work on this subject, 20 page introduction plus 93 pages of text 13 page index and 7 full page plates showing 204 individual items. Book is foxed thoughout some pages light others a little heavier on edges and a couple fairly heavily. Endpapers are browned with previous owners name in pencil on front endpaper.… Read more
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The Trees of Northeastern America

by Charles S Newhall

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Published
1890
Condition
Good
Edition
First Edition
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£23.24

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New York: G P Putnam's Sons, 1890. Detailed book of trees of North Eastern America, 250 pages in overall clean condition just some light occasional foxing and previous owners name on first page dated 1890. Many drawings plus very informative text. Outer boards are rubbed and worn on edges with small losses top and bottom of spine. Though not perfect… Read more
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Geodephaga Britannica a Monograph of the Carnivorous Ground Beetles Indigenous to the British Isles

by John Frederick Dawson

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Published
1854
Condition
Good
Edition
First Edition
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£225.96

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London: John Van Voorst, 1854. Detailed book on Carnivorous Ground Beetles Indigenous to the British Isles. 224 pages in overall clean condition just some light foxing to first couple of pages and occasional small spots elsewhere. complete with 3 colour plates at rear plus very informative text. Outer boards are rubbed and worn on edges with boards… Read more
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British Pyralid and Plume Moths

by Bryan P Beirne

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Published
1954
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Revised Edition
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£161.40

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London: Frederick Warne and Co Ltd, 1954. Excellent book on these moths first issue of the edition with new colour illustrations. 208 pages in very bright clean condition, many colour plates and B/w illustrations plus very informative text. Book is very bright and clean just previous owners name on front endpaper, the dustwrapper is clean with some wear and tiny… Read more
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Coloured Illustrations of the Eggs of British Birds Volumes 1 and 2

by William C Hewitson

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Published
1856
Condition
Good
Edition
Third Edition
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£626.23

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London: John Van Voorst, 1856. Third edition of this work on British birds eggs with descriptions of their nests and identdification. 532 pages over the two volumes in overall clean condition just some browning to first and last couple of pages in each volume, occasional small foxing spots and small marks. All 145 numbered coloured plates are present with a… Read more
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A Familiar History of Birds Their Nature, Habits and Instincts 2 Volumes

by Edward Stanley

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Published
1838
Condition
Good Plus
Edition
Second Edition
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£83.93

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London: John W Parker, 1838. Excellent book on the history and habits of birds, 551 pages over the two volumes plus 8 pages of adverts in overall clean condition just some occasional light foxing throughout,endpapers and title pages are lightly tanned. Several full page B/w illustrations and smaller ones in text, all present as listed, plus very informative text. Previous… Read more
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Indian Summer

by Watkins-Pitchford, Denys BB

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Published
1984
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780718123673
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£61.98

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London: Michael Joseph, 1984. First edition of this collectable book, the author writes about his love of wildfowling, carp fishing and other country pursuits, all accompanied by his beautiful B/w illustrations. 184 pages both book and dustwrapper are in very bright clean condition just a few very light marks to top outer edges of pages, not inside, a very nice… Read more
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The Spirit of Romany

by Compiled By H L Gee

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Published
1949
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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£32.28

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London: St Hugh's Press Ltd, 1949. A book dedicated to the life and spirit of Romany the Naturalist and broadcaster. 61 pages with exerpts from his books plus contributions from people who knew him, many photographs and illustrations. Book is bright and cleanjust a little very light browning to endpapers,neat previous owners details in ink on front endpaper, couple of… Read more
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Australian Trout Food Trout Flies

by Flower, Rob

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Published
2001
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781865130156
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£32.28

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Croydon, VIC, Australia: Australian Fishing Network, 2001. A detailed book on the various aquatic animals and insects that are eaten by trout with their life cycle and what time of year they are most prolific. The author gives details ofsome of the flies that are used to imitate this food and how to use them to catch Trout. 124 pages… Read more
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The Life Story of the King Penguin

by G M Vevers

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£25.82

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London: Transatlantic Arts Co Ltd Details of the life of the King Penguin, 31 pages with many illustrations in colour and B/w Book is overall clean and bright just a couple of marks on title page and neat name in red ink, pages are loose at binding to the spine but holding. Outer pictorial boards are clean just very lightly… Read more
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