Natural History


ATCHLEY, SHIRLEY CLIFFORD; TURRILL, W.B. & EVERETT, W.O: Wild Flowers of Attica. Coloured plates by W.O. Everett.

Oxford: at the Clarendon Press, 1938. First edition. 4to (11 1/2 x 9 inches), 60-pages. Original green cloth in browned and edgeworn price clipped dustwrapper. Manuscript notes on the inside of the dustwrapper. Prelims. foxed.

£20.00

Enquire Item No. 11238


ALLEN, BETTY MOLESWORTH: Common Malaysian Fruits. Part of the "Malaysian Nature Handbooks" series.

Kuala Lumpur: Longman, 1975. First edition. Colour plates. 8vo, pp.viii:64, original pictorial boards; spine very slightly faded else very good.

£10.00

Enquire Item No.6806


BROOK, RICHARD: Brook's Family Herbal: A History and Description of the British and Foreign Plants which are Useful to Man either as Food, Medicine, or in the Arts and Manufactures ..... Seventy-second thousand, Revised .......

London: Arthur C. Bonsall, [1887]. This revised edition includes an account of the most modern American remedies. 16 coloured plates. Small 8vo (6 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches), 381-pages. Original green cloth blocked in blind and gilt; a very nice copy. Old signature on front free-endpaper.

£65.00

Enquire Item No. 11315


BROOK, RICHARD: New Cyclopaedia of Botany and Complete Book of Herbs: Forming a History and Description of all Plants British or Foreign which are known to be useful to man.

London: Farrah, n.d. ca. 1854 . Volume 2 only (of 2). 56 attractive hand-coloured plates. 8vo (8 x 5 1/2 inches), pages 349-733, contemporary half tan calf with lettering piece. Near contemporary inscription on front fly-leaf.

£48.00

Enquire Item No. 10736


BUFFON, GEORGES LOUIS LECLERC DE: Le Nouveau Buffon de la Jeunesse, ou Precis Elementaire de L'Histoire Naturelle ... Cinquieme edition. Orne de cent trente-quarte figures. 4 volumes complete.

Item No. 15504

Item No. 15504

Paris: Charles Froment, 1829. Engraved portrait and plates. 4 volumes 12mo (5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches), contemporary full calf, spines gilt. Bindings faded rubbed and scuffed, stain on one backstrip; internally very good and the bindings although not attractive are very sound. Inscription dated Paris 1834 on front flyleaves.

£60.00

Enquire Item No. 15504


CHAPMAN, DONALD AND NORMA: Fallow Deer. Their History, Distribution and Biology. With Photographs by John K. Fawcett.

Item No. 15083

Lavenham, Suffolk: Terence Dalton, 1975. First edition. 8vo (9 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches), 271-pages. Original white cloth; excellent in very good dustwrapper.

£25.00

Enquire Item No. 15083


CHURCH, ARTHUR HARRY: Types of Floral Mechanism. A Selection of Diagrams and Descriptions of Common Flowers arranged as an Introduction to the Systematic Study of Angiosperms. Part 1, Types I - XII (Jan. to April). All published.

Item No. 13279

Oxford: at the Clarendon Press, 1908. All published. 39 coloured plates, other plates & illustrations in the text. 4to (12 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches), 211-pages. Original black cloth. Headbands ragged, binding marked. Rare.Endpapers foxed else internally very good.

£200.00

Enquire Item No. 13279


COLYER, CHARLES N. & HAMMOND, CYRIL: Flies of the British Isles. In the Wayside and Woodland Series.

Item No. 14040

Item No. 14040a

London: Frederick Warne, 1951. First edition. Coloured plates. Small 8vo (7 x 5 inches), 383-pages. Original brown grained cloth blocked in gilt. Presentation label and name & address label to the reverse of the frontispiece, nick on margin of half-title; else almost fine. In torn, chipped and rubbed dustwrapper which has been repaired with sellotape but now protected in a rermovable plastic sleeve.

£40.00

Enquire Item No. 14040


D'OMBRAIN, A.W: A Gallery of Gum Trees. Illustrations from Original Paintings in Water-Colour by Tydfyl Evans.

Glebe, N.S.W: Australasian Medical Publishing Company, 1938. First edition. Tipped-in coloured plates throughout. 4to, original green cloth. Spine faded, signature on front free-endpaper.

£10.00

Enquire Item No. 6352


DONISTHORPE, H. ST. J.K: British Ants. Their Life-History and Classification. Second edition, revised and enlarged.

London: Routledge, 1927. Plates. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches),436-pages, original orange cloth; rubbed, corners bumped. Neat small private name and address label on front pastedown.

£20.00

Enquire Item No. 14065


EDLIN, H.L: The New Naturalist No. 32. Trees, Woods & Man.

London: Collins, 1966. Second edition. With 27 colour photographs, 30 photographs in black & white and 2 line drawings. Large 8vo, pp.x:272, original cloth in dustwrapper; binding good; dustwrapper headbands and corners chipped and slightly frayed; internally, a binding fault [one double leaf not stitched in but present], ink name on front free-endpaper, else good.

£14.00

Enquire Item No. 9501


EDWARDS, F.W., OLDROYD, H. & SMART, J: British Blood-Sucking Flies.

London: British Museum, 1939. First edition. Frontispiece and 44 coloured plates. Large 8vo (10 1/4 x 7 inches), 156-pages, original maroon cloth. Short snag to bottom edge of upper cover; name on front free endpaper, endpapers foxed else very good.

£15.00

Enquire Item No. 13287


GALTON, DOROTHY: The Bee-Hive, An Enquiry into its Origins and History.

Item No. 12293

Sheringham, Norfolk: Privately published by the author, 1982. Illustrations. 8vo (8 1/4 x 5 3/4 inches), 104-pages. Original cloth-backed wrappers; very good.

£12.00

Enquire Item No. 12293


WHITE, GILBERT: The Natural History of Selborne.

Item No. 16628

London: Henry Frowde, 1904. 12mo (6 x 3 3/4 inches) 263-pages. Contemporary full tan tree calf, narrow gilt rules to sides, spine gilt extra, some light rubbing, surface partially chipped from headband, upper joint partially cracked but very firm; overall attractive and sound. Signature and date, 1937, on verso of front free endpaper.

£14.00

Enquire Item No. 16628


HOOKER, SIR JOSEPH DALTON: Himalayan Journals; or, Notes of a Naturalist in Bengal, The Sikkim and Nepal Himalayas, the Khasia Mountains, etc. In the "Minerva Library of Famous Books" series.

Item No. 16642

London: Ward, Lock, Bowden, 1891. Portrait, 2 folding maps, folding panorama, plates & illustrations. 8vo (7 1/4 x 5 inches), pages: xxxi:(1):574, contemporary half crimson calf, marbled boards, spine gilt with lettering piece; headbands chipped, extremities rubbed, some fading to boards, well and strongly bound however and very good internally.

£30.00

Enquire Item No. 16642


IMMS, A.D: Insect Natural History. No. 8 in the New Naturalist Series.

London: Collins, 1973. Reprint. Coloured plates. 8vo (8 3/4 x 6 1/4 inches), 317-pages. Original cloth; very light score mark or indent on upper cover else good in excellent dustwrapper now protected by a removable plastic sleeve. Two neat small name and address labels on front pastedown.

£10.00

Enquire Item No. 14058


LUCAS, SUZANNE: In Praise of Toadstools. Volume 1.

Item No. 4328

Lucas Art, 1992. Profusely illustrated in colour. Folio, pp. 142, original gilt lettered cloth in gilt blocked dustwrapper. Mint - New.

£22.00

Enquire Item No. 4328


MACKENZIE, J.S.F: British Orchids. How to tell one from another.

London: Unwin Brothers, n.d. 10 mounted coloured plates by Miss A.E. Talbot Ponsonby with tissue guards. 4to, pp.40, original cloth, no dustwrapper; binding soiled and dusty, with splits to the cloth at top of spine (with fraying) and for approximately 14cm along edge of spine, boards warped; inner joints split, hinges weak, some foxing; a tired copy.

£10.00

Enquire Item No. 399


MAETERLINCK, MAURICE: The Life of the Bee. Translated by Alfred Sutro. Prize Binding.

Item No. 16511

London: George Allen, 1904. 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 inches), 356-pages. Contemporary prize binding of full polished tan tree calf, decorative gilt border on sides enclosing the gilt arms of Queen Elizabeth's School at Wakefield, spine floral gilt extra with green lettering piece, all edges marbled. Excellent. With prize label to front pastedown.

£40.00

Enquire Item No. 16511


MCMILLAN, A.J.S. [Editor]: The Chileans. Bulletins. U.K. Edition. Vol. 1 number 1 - Vol. 8, number 30, 1966 - 1975 with, bound-in at end the Chilleans Year Book 1968 Genus Islaya.

Item No. 14029

Plates and illustrations. The 30 numbers and the year book bound into two thick volumes 4to (12 x 8 1/2 inches), pebble-grained dark green cloth ruled and lettered in gilt. Well and attractively bound. The original wrappers retained. Rare. Concerning Neoporteria and allied species Chileorebutia, Neochilenia, Horridocactus and Pyrrhocactus.

£240.00

Enquire Item No. 14029


RINTOUL, LEONORA JEFFREY & BAXTER, EVELYN V: A Vertebrate Fauna of Forth.

Item No. 12554

Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd, 1935. First edition. Plates, illustrations, coloured folding map. 8vo (9 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches), 397-pages. Original fine ribbed green cloth. Spine unevenly faded, slight bubbling of cloth on upper cover, signature on front free endpaper, endpaper a little foxed. Actually a nice copy.

£55.00

Enquire Item No. 12554


RUFFORD, PHILIP JAMES: Notes on British Hydroid Zoophytes and other Subjects (Polyzoan Conchological & Geological)

Hastings: Burfield & Pennells, 1902. 21 black & white plates, 16 drawings. Inscribed and with A.L.S. from the editor, Edward Connold, losely inserted. Corrigenda pasted onto pp.143. 8vo. pp.xi:149, original cloth; some creasing to upper backstrip, portrait detached, else an exceptional copy.

£20.00

Enquire Item No. 1069


RUIZ, HIPOLITO: The Journals of Hipolito Ruis. Spanish Botanist in Peru and Chili 1777 - 1788. Translated by Richard Evans Schultes.

Portland, Oregon: Timber Press, 1998. First edition thus. Coloured plates. Large 8vo (10 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches), 357-pages. Original cloth. Slight spotting to top edge of text block else fine in like dustwrapper.

£17.00

Enquire Item No. 13439


SALISBURY, SIR EDWARD: Weeds & Aliens. The New Naturalist No. 43.

London: Collins, 1961. First edition. With a colour frontispiece, 29 photographs in black & white and 34 line drawings, diagrams and maps by the author. Tall 8vo, pp.384, original cloth in dustwrapper; binding very good; dustwrapper spine slightly faded, top edge of spine and two corners slightly bumped otherwise very good and bright; internally, the occasional light spotting to page edges, else extremely good.

£90.00

Enquire Item No. 11173


SAVORY, THEODORE H: The Spider's Web. The Wayside and Woodland Series.

Item No. 14030

Item No. 14030a

London: Frederick Warne, 1952. First edition. Coloured plates. Small 8vo (7 x 5 inches), 154-pages. Original green cloth blocked in black & gilt. Two spots of foxing on title else almost fine in rubbed price clipped dustwrapper with tears and creasing but without loss. Neat small name and address label on lower margin of front pastedown.

£32.00

Enquire Item No. 14030


SCHUBERT, DR. G.H: Histoire Naturelle des Amphibies, des Poissons, des Mollusques, nus et Testaces, des Insectes, des Vers et des Animaux Rayonnes. 30 planches coloriees d'apres Nature ...

Item No. 16579

Item No. 16579

Item No. 16579

Item No. 16579

Esslingen: J.F. Screiber, circa 1890. 30 attractive double-page coloured plates and descriptive text. Folio (13 x 9 inches), original cloth-backed coloured pictorial boards. Snag to backstrip else excellent.

£100.00

Enquire Item No. 16579


SENILIS, JOHANNES: Pinaceae: Being a Handbook of the Firs and Pines.

Item No. 16185

London: Published for the Author by Hatchard, 1866. First edition. 8vo (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches), 223-pages. Original bevelled green cloth blocked in gilt; headband rubbed else good.

£15.00

Enquire Item No. 16185


SHOEMAKER, HENRY WHARTON: The Black Bear of Pennsylvania (Ursus Americanus) Compiled by Henry W. Shoemaker. With Chapters by John C. French.

Item No. 14531


Item No. 14531

Altoona: Times Tribune Company, 1921. First edition. Photographic plates. 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches), 92-pages. Original roan backed boards lettered in gilt. Binding poor, the spine chipped with rusting staples showing through; internally very good.

Inscribed and signed by the author to the writer J. E. Harting, author of "Recreations of a Naturalist", "Hints on Shore Shooting" and much else. Very rare.

£200.00

Item No. 14531

Item No. 14531

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SHORTEN, MONICA: Squirrels. The New Naturalist No. 12.

London: Collins, 1954. First edition. Illustrated with 32 photographs in black & white, 22 maps and drawings. Tall 8vo, pp.212, original cloth in price-clipped dustwrapper; binding very good; dustwrapper with a tiny piece nicked from end of spine, tiny tiny tear to top edge of front cover, some very light foxing, else extremely bright; internally, page edges slightly foxed, generally extremely good.

£65.00

Enquire Item No. 11159


SMITH, A.J.E: The Moss Flora of Britain and Ireland. With illustrations by Ruth Smith.

Cambridge University Press, 1978. First edition. 8vo (9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches), 706-pages. Original green cloth; no dust jacket. An excellent copy.

£22.00

Enquire Item No. 16611


SMITH, JOHN: Ferns: British & Foreign. Their History, Organography, Classification, and Enumeration. With a Treatise on their Cultivation.

London: Robert Hardwicke, n.d. ca. 1866. First edition. Illustrations within the text. 8vo, pp.xi412, original green cloth ruled in blind and blocked in gilt. binding headbands bumped, a band of damp-marking on the lower edge of both covers (with some loss of colour to the cloth); internally, page edges browned, stitching partially broken at p.273 and that section partially detached, in all other respects, good.

£15.00

Enquire Item No. 9808


SPEIGHT, R; WALL, A; and LAING, R.M. [Editors]: Natural History of Canterbury [New Zealand] issued by the Philosophical Institute of Canterbury.

Item No. 186

Christchurch, N.Z.: Simpson & Williams, 1927. First edition. Black & white portraits, plates, & folding map. 8vo, pp.ix(including 2-page list of subscribers):299, original cloth lettered in gilt on spine and front cover, no dustwrapper; headbands and corners slightly bumped and rubbed, else an excellent copy.

£15.00

Enquire Item No. 186


TUNNICLIFFE, C.F: Shorelands Summer Diary.

Item No. 16077

London: Collins, 1952. First edition. Coloured plates and illustrations in the text. 4to (12 x 9 inches), 160-pages. Original red cloth blocked in gilt; light foxing to endpapers; overall very good.

£25.00

Enquire Item No. 16077


TURTON, WILLIAM: Conchylia insularum Britannicarum. The Shells of the British Islands, systematically arranged.

Item No. 11390

London: M. A. Nattali, [1822]. 20 hand-coloured plates. 4to (9 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches), pages: xlvii:279, contemporaryt half calf, marbled boards, spine floral gilt with lettering piece. Lacking upper 1 1/2 inches of backstrip, upper board almost detached. Some offsetting but the plates generally very good. Old annotaions to the text in pencil, in one instance in ink. Damp-marking to the last few leaves of index.

£550.00

Enquire Item No. 11390


WATKINS-PITCHFORD, D.J: The Idle Countryman by 'BB' .

Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1944. Illustrations by the author. 1st reprint. 8vo, pp.192, original 2-tone cloth; a very good copy.

£12.00

Enquire Item No. 3007


WATKINS-PITCHFORD, DENYS "B.B.": Sky Gipsy, the Story of a Wild Goose by "B.B." Illustrated by Denys Watkins-Pitchford. In the "Country Library" series.

Item No. 15429

London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1942. Reprint. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches), 258-pages. Original green cloth; very good in good, slightly edge worn, dust jacket. Contemporary gift inscription on front free endpaper.

£20.00

Enquire Item No. 15429


WESTWOOD, J.O: The Butterflies of Great Britain with Their Transformations Delineated and Described.

Item No. 8953

London: George Routledge & Sons, 1887. Nineteen hand-coloured plates and half-title. 4to, pp.xl:140, original brown cloth lettered in gilt on spine, no dustwrapper; headbands and corners bumped and rubbed, spine browned; foxing to page-edges, prelimins, tissue-guards and a small amount to plates; joints cracked and stitching slack with some sections quite loose.

£75.00

Enquire Item No. 8953


WHITE, ADAM: Tabular View of the Orders & Leading Families of Insects.

Item No. 15130

London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge,1857. Four folding engraved plates each of 4 sections; engraved by J. W. Lowry 4to (10 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches), original cloth portfolio with printed label to upper cover; lacking ties, binding rubbed, some foxing. The plates good.

£75.00

Item No. 15130

Item No. 15130

Item No. 15130

Item No. 15130

Enquire Item No. 15130


WILLIAMSON, JESSIE: Useful Plants of Malawi.

Malawi: The Government Printer, 1972. Reprint. Black & white line drawings. 4to, pp.168, original boards, no dustwrapper; binding browned along spine and edges, headbands and corners bumped; internally some brown stains and indentations to title-page and facing page (perhaps something was pressed here at some stage), stains also slightly affecting the Contents page, and with an ink list of names on the back free-endpaper, in all other respects, very good.

£15.00

Enquire Item No. 9950


WOOD, J.G: Insects at Home. Being a Popular Account of British Insects, their Structure, Habits, and Transformations. With upwards of 700 figures.

Item No. 12502

London: Longmans, Green, 1872. First edition. Coloured frontispiece, 20 uncoloured plates and illustrations in the text. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches), 670-pages. Contemporary half green morocco, spine gilt in compartments and on raised bands, all edges gilt. Some light rubbing to joints, corners scuffed. Overall very good. Contemporary gift inscription on front fly.

£35.00

Enquire Item No. 12502


WOOSTER, DAVID: Alpine Plants. Figures and Descriptions of some of the most striking and beautiful of the Alpine Fowers. Second edition.

Item No. 13859

London: George Bell, 1874. 54 coloured plates. 8vo (10 x 7 inches), 152-pages. Original green pebble-grain cloth blocked in black & gilt and with coloured pictorial onlay, as issued. All edges gilt. Headband bruised, a little light rubbing to upper joint else the binding clean, bright and attractive. Foxing to frontispiece, prelims and last plate else internally very clean. Old gift presentation label pasted to front free endpaper. A second series was published the same year.

£90.00

Enquire Item No. 13859


ZIMMERMANN, MARTIN H. [Editor]: The Fomation of Wood in Forest Trees. The Second Symposium Held under the Auspices of the Maria Moors Cabot Foundation for Botanical Research, Harvard Forest, April 1963.

New York & London: Academic Press, 1964. First edition. Black & white illustrations. Large 8vo, pp.xv:562, original green cloth, no dustwrapper; headbands and corners rubbed, slight shelf-wear; ink name on front free-endpaper and ink annotation and underlining to a large part of the text.

£15.00

Enquire Item No. 9507


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