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Natural History / Botany

Eales N.B. - The Littoral Fauna of Great Britain a Handbook for Collectors

A good copy in light green cloth lettered in silver. Appears to have been bound without end-papers. 301pp. Frontispiece and 24 plates. Deals with the marine fauna to be found between tide-marks on the British coast.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1939, First Edition

Fairfax Denis - The Basking Shark in Scotland: Natural History, Fishery and Conservation

A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Pp. xvii,206. Frontispiece and 61 illustrations. 9 maps. Includes the basking shark's history, anatomy and biology together with shark hunting and conservation.
Published : Tuckwell Press, East Linton 1998, First Edition

Feltwell John - Meadows a History and Natural History

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Pp.xviii,206. 30 coloured plates. 127 black and white illustrations. An exploration of the variety of meadow habitats, both natural and man-made.
Published : Alan Sutton 1992, First Edition

Ford Alice - Audubon's Animals: The Quadrupeds of North America

Hardback. 4to. A good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. No ownership inscription and little foxing. 222 pages. 156 illustrations including colour. Includes a biographical Introduction.
Published : John Lane The Bodley Head, London 1951, First Edition

Frost W.E. and Brown M.E. - The Trout

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. In a very good dustwrapper which has a very small closed tear at the foot of the spine. A clean copy without ownership inscription, foxing or other internal marking. 286 pages. 17 pages of plates. 7 maps. 26 figures. A volume in the New Naturalist series.
Published : Collins, London 1967, First Edition

Furneaux W. - British Butterflies and Moths

A very good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. 358pp. 12 coloured plates. 241 black and white illustrations in the text. A sturdy and quite attractive edition of this standard work.
Published : The Library Press Ltd., London 1923,

Gamble F.W. Et al - Worms Rotifers and Polyzoa

A good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. Bookplate. School library label on front end-paper but no other markings. Some foxing. Pp.xii,560. 257 figures. This is volume 2 of the Cambridge Natural History.
Published : Macmillan & Co, London 1896, First Edition

Gibbons, David W.; Reid, James B.; Chapman, Robert A. - The New Atlas of Breeding Birds in Britain and Ireland, 1988-1991

Hardback. 4to. A very good plus copy in a similar dustwrapper which has one very small closed tear. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xiv,520. Numerous distribution, abundance and change maps. Illustrations. Includes a loose erratum page which corrects some incorrectly printed maps. Includes 208 full species accounts and 13 brief accounts of rare breeders.
Published : T & A D Poyser, London 1993, First Edition

Gillham Mary E. - The Natural History of Gower

A very good copy in a dustwrapper which would also be very good but for fading to the red lettering on the spine. A nice, clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xvi,335. 123 illustrations in colour and 88 in monochrome. The book contains alphabetical plant and butterfly lists.
Published : D. Brown & Sons, Cowbridge 1977, First Edition

Glegg William E. - A History of the Birds of Essex

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. Some fading to spine ends. In a fair dustwrapper lacking a piece approx. 4 inches by 2 inches on rear panel and with other smaller chips and tears. Top edge gilt. No ownership inscription. Pp.xxxv,342. Frontispiece and 22 plates (on 20 pages). Large folding map. Uncommon in dustwrapper.
Published : H.F.& G.Witherby, London 1929, First Edition

Gooders John - Birds an Illustrated Survey of the Bird Families of the World

4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 352pp. More than 400 colour illustrations. This is a complete survey of the bird families of the world.
Published : Hamlyn, London 1975, First Edition

Gordon Seton - The Land of the Hills and the Glens Wild Life in Iona and the Inner Hebrides

A good copy in green cloth. A little wear at head of spine. Some fore-edge foxing. Pp.xii,223. Many illustrations. One of the author's best-known books.
Published : Cassell, London 1920, First Edition

Gordon, Seton - Wanderings of a Naturalist

Hardback. A near very good copy in green cloth decorated on the spine and upper board and lettered in gilt on the spine. Some fading to the spine as usual but the lettering remains clear. Neat ownership inscription at head of title page. Pp.xiv,220. Numerous illustrations. Mostly covers the author's experiences as a naturalist in the Scottish Highlands and Islands.
Published : Cassell, London 1921, First Edition

Gosse Philip Henry - Life in Its Lower, Intermediate and Higher Forms: Or, Manifestations of the Divine Wisdom in the Natural History of Animals

Hardback. A good plus copy in green cloth which is lettered and decorated in gilt. Re-backed with old spine laid down. New end-papers. Pp.viii,363. Illustrated including 6 full page plates. A study of various forms of life including sponges, worms, insects, fish, birds and mammals.
Published : James Nisbet & Co, London 1857,

Grant, P. J. - Gulls : A Guide to Indentification

Hardback. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. 280 pages. 376 photographs. 54 figures including a world distribution map for each species.
Published : T & A D Poyser 1982, First Edition

Green Roy - Asiatic Primulas A Gardeners' Guide

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 163pp. Photographic illus. and line drawings in text. A description of the various species.
Published : The Alpine Garden Society, Woking 1976, First Edition

Greene Dr. W.T. - Birds of the British Empire

Hardback. A good copy in decorated red cloth lettered in gilt. Fading to spine with some wear to spine ends. Bookplate and ownership inscription. Internally very good. 360 pages. 80 figures. Chapters on British birds and on the birds of India, Africa, America and Australia.
Published : The Imperial Press, London 1898, First Edition

Grenfell Diana - Hosta the Flowering Foliage Plant

Illustrated by Jenny Brasier.
A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper, the spine of which has faded from purple to blue. 208pp. 49 colour plates. Frontispiece and 27 drawings. The first fully comprehensive study of the genus hosta.
Published : B.T. Batsford, London 1990, First Edition

Groundwater William - Birds and Mammals of Orkney

A very good copy. Good dustwrapper which is marked with cup circles on the front panel. A nice clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. 299 pages. Illustrations. Map end-papers.
Published : The Kirkwall Press, Kirkwall 1974, First Edition

Hadley G. (Editor) - A Map Flora of Mainland Inverness-shire

Softback. 4to. A very good copy. Bottom corner of front cover a little creased. 146 pages. 29pp Introduction followed by distribution maps, index etc.
Published : Botanical Society Of Edinburgh and Botanical Society of the British Isles 1985, First Edition

Hawker, Lt-Col Peter - The Sportsman's Pocket Companion

Hardback. A near fine copy in a brown quarter leather binding (by Croft Bookbinders, London). Top edge gilt. This is no. 118 of a limited edition of 500 copies. 127 pages. Illustrations by the author. Originally published as six booklets in 1801 the book is described as "a hitherto unknown work by the most important of shooting authors."
Published : Antony Atha and the Game Conservancy 1980,

Hearn Kathleen - Pentland Hills Vegetation Survey

Softback. 4to. Nd. c.1976. A good copy. 196 pages. Maps. Figures. This is the Report of a study into the distribution of plant communities in the Pentland Hills near Edinburgh.
Published : Lothian Regional Council, Edinburgh, First Edition

Heller John L. - The Early History of Binomial Nomenclature

Softback. A very good copy. Gift inscription on front cover from "John", presumably the author. This is an off-print from "Huntia" , Vol. I,pp.33-70. 12 figures.
Published : The Hunt Botanical Library, Pittsburgh 1964,

Henderson M. R. And Addison G. H. - Malayan Orchid Hybrids

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. In a near very good dustwrapper which shows some fading to the spine lettering (although it remains easily readable) and with a couple of small chips. A nice clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 191 pages. Colour frontispiece and numerous black and white illustrations throughout.
Published : Government Publications Bureau, Singapore 1956, First Edition

Herklots G.A.C. - The Birds of Trinidad and Tobago

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper with some edge tears. Bookplate. 287pp. 16 colour plates. 4 black and white plates. 14 text figures. A complete guide to over 400 species.
Published : Collins, London 1969,

Hiley W. E. - The Economics of Forestry

Hardback. A good plus copy in dark green cloth lettered in gilt. Rear board a little marked. Pp.xiii,[1],256. 58 tables. 18 figures.
Published : Oxford University Press 1930, First Edition

Hill Arthur W. - The History and Function of Botanic Gardens

A good plus copy in the original paper covers which are torn at top of spine. Inscribed "With the author's kind regards" at top of front cover. Pp.185-240, this being an offprint from the Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, issue 2 for February-April 1915. Twelve plates. The author was Assistant Director, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Published : Missouri Botanical Garden 1915,

Hodgson William - Flora of Cumberland

A very good, bright, copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. Still has about 90% of the original glassine type dustwrapper (which is now itself protected). Top edge gilt. Some fairly light fore-edge foxing but a nice clean copy internally. Pp.xxxvi,397. Folding map.
Published : W. Meals and Comany, Carlisle 1898, First Edition

Hodgson William - Flora of Cumberland

A good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. No ownership inscription. A little pencilled side-lining. Pp.xxxvi,398. Foilding county map (a little torn). Sketch map of the geology of Cumberland and Westmorland.
Published : W. Meals and Comany, Carlisle 1898, First Edition

Holden Alexander Edward - Plant Life in the Scottish Highlands

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which is a little torn and scraped on the front panel. Ownership inscription. Pp.xv,319. 64 photographic plates by Robert M. Adam. An excellent companion for walkers in the Highlands.
Published : Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh 1952, First Edition

Holme Charles (Editor) - The Gardens of England in the Southern & Western Counties

Hardback. 4to. A good plus copy in the original green cloth which is a little worn at the spine ends. Gift inscription on front fixed end-paper. Not foxed. Pp.xxxvii + 136 full-page plates of which 8 are in colour. Preliminary articles on "The History of Garden-Making", "The Principles of Garden-Making", and "Notes on the Illustrations."
Published : The Studio, London 1907, First Edition

Hopes, Rex F. - The Garden

Original printed wraps. Covers slightly soiled but a very good copy. No ownership inscription and not foxed. 24 pages. Four full-page colour illustrations + colour illustration to front cover. 16 poems on flowers and gardens. Uncommon.
Published : Published By the Author, Bristol 1934, First Edition

Howe Elsa and Ellic - Pekingese Scrapbook

A very good copy in a quite badly worn and chipped dustwrapper. Previous owner's name and address on front paste-down.132pp. 63 plates. Pen and ink drawings. A popular account of the history of the breed in China and the West.
Published : Chapman & Hall, London 1954, First Edition

Howie Charles - The Moss Flora of Fife and Kinross

Hardback. Nd. (The latest date I can see mentioned in the book is 1888). A good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on upper board. Smallish tear at join of spine and upper board. One gathering a little loose. 116 pages + list of abbreviations and list of subscribers (about 85 names). Scarce.
Published : Printed in the Fifeshire Journal Office, Cupar, First Edition

Hume, Rob - The Common Tern

A very good copy. Softback. A nice clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 127 pages. Many illustrations including colour.
Published : Hamlyn, London 1993, First Edition

Huntington, Dwight W. - Our Feathered Game - A Handbook of the North American Game Birds

Hardback. A very good copy in light green boards lettered in gilt and with decorations of ducks to spine and upper board. Some edge spotting. Ownership stamp to front end-paper. Pp.xii,396. 8 full-page colour plates of shooting scenes. 135 black and white bird portraits on 29 plates.
Published : Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1903, First Edition

Hutchinson J. - Families of Flowering Plants Volume 1 Dicotyledons and Volume 2 Monocotyledons

A near very good two volume set in dark grey cloth. No ownership inscription or foxing. 792pp. 450 figures. A very little side-lining in volume 1 and more in volume 2.
Published : Oxford University Press 1969,

James N.D.G. - A History of English Forestry

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's brown cloth with title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions. Many black and white illustrations which include 2 maps. 339 pages. Near very good complete dustwrapper (now protected in a removable sleeve) which is faded on spine and along the top inch or so of both front and rear panel.
Published : Basil Blackwell, Oxford 1981, First Edition

Jefferies Richard - The Open Air

Hardback. A good copy in the original pictorial cloth which is darkened on the spine. No ownership inscription. Moderate foxing. 270 pages + 32pp publisher's catalogue dated October 1885. Contains 21 previously published essays on natural history and country life topics.
Published : Chatto & Windus, London 1885,

Johnson Charles - The Ferns of Great Britain

Illustrated by John E. Sowerby.
Hardback. A near very good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt on spine and dcorated in gilt on upper board. Moderate wear to spine ends. Neat ownership inscription on front end-paper. 87 pages. Hand-coloured frontispiece and numerous full-page black and white illustrations.
Published : John E. Sowerby, London 1855, First Edition

Johnson Walter - Gilbert White Pioneer, Poet and Stylist

A good copy in original decorated olive-green cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Some foxing to page-ends. 340pp. 8 illustrations.
Published : John Murray, London 1928, First Edition

Johnston, Dr. George (Edited By James Hardy) - Selections from the Correspondence of Dr. George Johnston

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Hinges sound, no ownership inscription and only a little edge foxing. Pp.xxxv,547 + publisher's catalogue. Errata slip. The correspondence mainly relates to natural history matters on which Dr. Johnston wrote a number of books.
Published : David Douglas, Edinburgh 1892, First Edition

Johnston, J. Laughton - Scotland's Nature in Trust : The National Trust for Scotland and Its Wildland and Crofting Management

Hardback. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. Pp.xvii,266. Many illustrations including colour. Includes individual chapters on many Trust properties including, St. Kilda, Canna, Glencoe, Torridon, Fair Isle etc.
Published : T & A D Poyser 2000, First Edition

Jones George Neville - An Annotated Bibliography of Mexican Ferns

A very good copy in light green cloth. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xxxiii,297.
Published : University of Illinois Press 1966, First Edition

Jones J.W. - The Salmon

A very good copy in a rather poor dustwrapper with chips, tears and internal sellotape repairs. 192pp. Plates and diagrams. A New Naturalist monograph.
Published : Collins, London 1959, First Edition

Keng Hsuan - Orders and Families of Malayan Seed Plants

Softback. A very good copy. Pp.xl,437. 211 illustrations. Subtitled "Synopsis of Orders and Families of Malayan Gymnosperms, Dicotyledons and Monocotyledons."
Published : Singapore University Press 1978,

Kingdon-Ward F. - Plant Hunting in the Wilds

A good copy in light blue cloth lettered in black on spine and upper board. A little wear to edges. 79pp. 8 plates. A volume in the "Pioneer Series".
Published : Figurehead, London 1931, First Edition

Kingdon-Ward Frank - Pilgrimage for Plants

A very good copy in a good, price-clipped, dustwrapper which has a couple of edge tears and some scuffing to the front panel. 191 pages. Illustrations. End-paper maps. Includes a biographical introduction and a bibliography by William T. Stearn. The book "blends autobiography with speculations on plant geography and first-hand accounts of the discovery of various plants and their introduction to gardens".
Published : George G. Harrap, London 1960, First Edition

Knight David M. - Natural Science Books in English 1600-1900

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 262pp. 4 colour illustrations. 96 black and white illustrations. This is a survey of all the significant scientific works which have appeared in English between 1600 and 1900.
Published : B. T. Batsford Ltd, London 1972, First Edition