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Plant-Geography upon A Physiological Basis
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Plant-Geography upon A Physiological Basis

By AFW Schimper

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1903. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 2559 4to. Translated from the German by William R Fisher; revised and edited by Percy Groom and Isaac Bayley Balfour. Quarter leather with gilt titles to spine, green cloth-covered boards, top edges gilt, four folding maps to rear, 824 pages. -xxx Prefaces, Appreciation of the Author (by Percy Groom), Contents etc., then pp 1-824, then maps, then Index to 839. Many full-page illustrations, from photographs and drawings (monochrome); some not bound as listed. Approximately 9.5" by 6.5". Condition notes: Fore-edges soiled (uncut, ie untrimmed), some rubbing to the joints and extremities, age-darkening to the end papers, which are worn at the hinges.

£30.00

The Moths and Butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland: Volume 10 Noctuidae (Part II) and Agaristidae

By John Heath

Colchester: Harley Books, 1983. First Edition. Hardback. Good. 1566 4to. Co-editor A. Maitland Emmet. Condition notes: Some edge wear and sunning to the dust jacket, which is price-clipped; book clean, firm and bright, but with just a little bumping to top and bottom of spine.

£40.00

Birds in the Lands of the Bible
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Birds in the Lands of the Bible

By Uzi Paz

Palhot. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. 189 4to. Photographs by Yossi Eshbol. Undated, but gift inscription dated 1997. Condition notes: A little wear to the covers, but overall a bright, firm copy. Bookplate of Jeffery Boswall to inside cover, with a gift inscription.

£5.00

The Moths and Butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland: Volume 9 Sphingidae - Noctuidae, Noctuinae and Hadeninae

By John Heath

London: Curwen Books, 1979. Hardback. Good/Good. 1192 4to. Co-editor A. Maitland Emmet. Condition notes: Some edge wear and sunning to the dust jacket, front free end paper with tanning, some dust soiling to fore-edges, fading or rubbing to top of spine, book otherwise clean and sound.

£30.00

Country Pastimes for Boys
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Country Pastimes for Boys

By P. Anderson Graham

London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1895. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 690 8vo. With 252 Illustrations. Some of the pastimes ('Taking Loaches With the Pocket Knife', 'Spearing Eels' -this last actually involving a nasty looking set of cutters) may make modern eyes water, but the author is at pains to tell his readers how to approach nature with some appreciation of the etc etc. Maroon leather, gilt decoration, including stamped crest of Ruthin Grammar School, with their prize label also to front paste down. End papers marbled, all page edges marbled. Condition notes: A little rubbing/bumping, but the binding is still handsome. Foxing/spotting to pages.

£30.00

The Bulbous Plants of Turkey
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The Bulbous Plants of Turkey

By Brian Mathew

London: Batsford, 1984. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/Very good. 466 8vo. Co-author Turhan Baytop. Illustrations include 120 colour photographs as well as line drawings and monochrome plates. With a bibliography and index. Condition notes: A little rubbing to the dust jacket (which is unclipped), book in excellent condition.

£44.00

A Bird and Its Bush

By Michael Lister

London: Phoenix, 1962. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/Good. 420 8vo. Described by the publishers as a short pioneer work on the relation of birds to the countryside in which they live, and the other creatures that live there. Condition notes: A little bumping to the boards, but internally clean, bright and sound. Some rubbing and chipping to the edges of the dust jacket.

£5.00

The Philosophy of Instinct and Reason
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The Philosophy of Instinct and Reason

By J. Stevenson Bushnan

Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1837. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 311 12mo. Eight plates (biological drawings, including sections through the brain) bound in together at end, preceded by pages of keys to plates. Bookeller's cloth-covered boards, with paper label to spine ('Price 5s'). Condition notes: Boards grubby and bumped, with the spine strip split for a few millimetres top and bottom, and the strip itself with damage to the edges. Binding firm. Pages clean, with no foxing. Previous owner's label to front pastedown, a later owner's name and date at the top of that same page, and a pencil note, I think by the binder or bookseller, on the same page, apparently noting his customer's name. Another name (not recent) on the title page.

£45.00

Instinct Displayed, in a Collection of Well-Authenticated Facts, Exemplifying the Extraordinary Sagacity of Various Species of the Animal Creation
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Instinct Displayed, in a Collection of Well-Authenticated Facts, Exemplifying the Extraordinary Sagacity of Various Species of the Animal Creation

By Priscilla Wakefield

London: Darton, Harvey and Darton, 1814. 2nd edition. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 327 12mo. Green leather-covered boards, gilt titles (early 20th century binding?). The introduction is addressed to the authors' grandsons, and the volume is written as a series of letters between two friends, recounting episodes that throw light on instinctive behaviour in animals, as well as some pointing up instances where the behaviour seems the result of learning or reason. Condition notes: Considerable foxing to some pages. After the front free end paper, contents are title page, one leaf of dedication [v], vi, then the Preface, numbered [vii] viii, ix, x, xi, xii, then the Contents up to xviii, then the text. Binding firm and sound, with just a little rubbing to the spine.

£40.00

Promoting Nature in Cities and Towns, a Practical Guide
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Promoting Nature in Cities and Towns, a Practical Guide

By Malcolm Emery

Beckenham, Kent: Croom Helm Ltd, 1986. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/Good. 1206 4to. Published for the Ecological Parks Trust. A book intended as a reference source for those involved in creating City Nature Parks. It includes practical advice on tree and shrub management, including, for example, a table of workloads involved in coppicing at four different woodland sites. The line drawings of waders (the boots, not the birds) are probably not necessary to anyone with a serious interest in this work, but on the whole this seems to be a practical and useful volume. Condition notes: The book is firm and sound, with bright pages, but with a little bumping to the corners of the boards and with a tear in the front of the otherwise very good dust jacket.

£25.00

The Manuleae, a Tribe of Scrophulariaceae
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The Manuleae, a Tribe of Scrophulariaceae

By O.M. Hilliard

Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1994. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/Good. 1563 4to. A detailed study of this tribe which offers "a full description of each genus and species, redefining the genera, and revealing important patterns of habitat and geographical distribution, which were previously hidden in muddled taxonomy." 567 pages plus references and index, illustrated from line drawings, colour plates and photomicrographs. Condition notes: Overall very good, with some wear to the dust jacket and some soiling to the fore edges of the text block.

£15.00

A History of British Birds
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A History of British Birds

By T Bewick

Newcastle, 1805. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 2415 4to. Printed by Edward Walker, for T.Bewick: sold by him, and Longman and Rees, London. In two volumes, viz Volume 1: The History and Description of Land Birds, and Volume 2: the History and Description of Water Birds. Rebacked, retaining original boards and spine strip, with new end papers now showing bookplates of both an early and later owner. The older bookplate shows the arms of CVS Downes, Aspley House, Bedfordshire (that is Lt.Col. Charles Villiers Somerville Downes); the later is that of Charles Pynsent Elliott MC. Calf bindings, gilt decoration and titles. All edges marbled. Condition notes: The rebacking has been very nicely done to give a handsome, clean set. Bindings firm, although leather rubbed along the joints and at the edges, with a little bumping and usage wear.

£350.00

The Moths and Butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland: Volume 7, part I: Hesperiidae-Nymphalidae, The Butterflies

By A. Maitland Emmet

Colchester: Harley Books, 1989. Hardback. Very Good/Good. 1534 4to. Co-editor John Heath. Condition notes: A little edge wear to the dust jacket, book clean, firm and bright.

£40.00

Wildfowl
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Wildfowl

By Malcolm Ogilvie

London: Hamlyn, 1994. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/Very good. 558 4to. Illustrated from drawings and watercolours. A Hamlyn Bird Behaviour Guide. The behaviour covered includes feeding, flying, social behaviour, breeding behaviour and comfort behaviour such as bathing, preening etc. Condition notes: A little edge wear to dust jacket, some rubbing to top edge of boards, otherwise both book and dust jacket are in very good condition.

£10.00

The Birds of Brewery Creek
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The Birds of Brewery Creek

By Malcolm MacDonald

London: Geoffrey Cumberlege, Oxford University Press, 1947. First Edition. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 800 8vo. Illustrated with photographs, many in colour, by Dr Arthur A Allen and W V Crich. The Brewery Creek of the title lies close to Ottawa. Withdrawn from the library of the British Trust for Ornithology, and with a presentation label to the front paste down and a small classification label to the spine. Condition notes: There is some bumping to the boards, but overall this is still an attractive copy.

£8.00

Enjoying Birds Around New York City
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Enjoying Birds Around New York City

By Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology

Boston USA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1966. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/Fair. 429 8vo. 'An aid to recognizing, watching, finding, and attracting birds in New York City, Long Island, the Upstate Counties of Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, and Orange, and nearby points in New Jersey and Connecticut'. Large octavo. Condition notes: Dust jacket chipped and soiled, book clean and sound, with just a little bumping to the corners of the boards.

£10.00

Laysan and Black-Footed Albatrosses.
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Laysan and Black-Footed Albatrosses.

By Alfred M. Bailey

Denver, Colorado: Denver Museum of Natural History, 1952. Paperback. Good/No Jacket. 153 8vo. Number six in the museum's Museum Pictorial series. 75 pages plus references, with many illustrations from photographs. Stapled. Condition notes: Externally, rather worn and tired looking, but internally clean and unmarked.

£8.50

Passerines and Passerine Migration in Eilat
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Passerines and Passerine Migration in Eilat

By John H Morgan

Eilat, Israel: International Birdwatching Centre Eilat, 1997. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. 171 4to. Stapled booklet, coloured illustrations to covers and centre pages. The booklet is a result of analysis of the ringing files collected over seven years at the Ringing Station of the International Birdwatching Centre from 1990 onwards. Co-author Hadoram Shirihai. Condition notes: Covers a little rubbed and worn, but overall a bright, clean, sound copy.

£15.00

Birdwatching in the Desert of Israel
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Birdwatching in the Desert of Israel

By Hadoram Shirihai

Eilat, Israel: International Birdwatching Centre Eilat, 1993. First Edition. Paperback. Good/No Jacket. 165 4to. Co-author Ofer Bahat, translated by David Yekutiel. With location maps, coloured illustrations and a colour map across the centre pages. 68 pages in all. Condition notes: Covers rather than rubbed and worn, internally clean,bright and sound.

£10.00

Fundamentals of Ornithology
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Fundamentals of Ornithology

By Josselyn van Tyne

New York: Wiley, 1976. 2nd edition. Hardback. Good/Fair. 1264 4to. Co-author Andrew J Berger. A substantial work, 771 pages plus index. Illustrated with maps, diagrams and photographs. Condition notes: Dust jacket soiled and worn. Boards a little rubbed, faint spotting, and with a hint of warping to the top board. Unsightly dust soiling to fore edges of text block. Pages clean and unmarked. An acceptable working copy. Bookplate of Jeffery Boswall (naturalist and BBC broadcaster) to front pastedown.

£13.00

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