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Burbidge F.W. - Cultivated Plants Their Propagation and Improvement

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and decorated in black on the upper board. bevelled edges. No ownership inscription. Some edge and end-paper foxing. Stamped "With the Publishers' Compliments" on the title page. Pp.xii,618 + 2pp publisher's adverts. Numerous illustrations in the text.
Published : William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London 1877, First Edition
£35.00

Burns John - Gardening in Orkney and Shetland

Hardback. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. Pp.ix,79 + blank pages for notes. 12 colour illustrations. The first (and only?) book to deal exclusively with gardening in Orkney and Shetland.
Published : The Shetland Times Ltd, Lerwick 1976, First Edition
£18.00

Carrington Richard - Elephants a Short Account of Their Natural History Evolution and Influence on Mankind

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which is a little worn/chipped at spine ends. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 272 pages. 24 plates. 39 drawings by Maurice Wilson and others.
Published : Chatto & Windus, London 1958, First Edition
£10.00

Chalmers, John - Audubon in Edinburgh and his Scottish Associates

Softback. A very good copy. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xii,228. Numerous illustrations including colour. The American ornithologist and artist made several visits to Edinburgh amounting to three years in all.
Published : NMS Publishing, Edinburgh 2003, First Edition
£12.00

Chatfield, Judith - A Tour of Italian Gardens

Hardback. A fine copy in publisher's dark green cloth with title impressed on front board and in gilt on spine. No inscriptions. Many photographs in colour and in black and white by Liberto Perugi. 224 pages. Fine dustwrapper which is price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover. The author leads readers on a tour of fifty of Italy's historic gardens, nearly all of them open to the public.
Published : Ward Lock Ltd., London 1988, First Edition
£15.00

Colquhoun John - Lectures on Natural History

Hardback. A good plus copy in dark green cloth lettered in gilt on the upper board. Inscribed presentation copy "from the Author" dated 1876. Comprises four individual lectures which have been bound together as follows: "Lecture on "Sport", 1874, 36 p.p. on field sports; "Lecture on Instinct and Reason", 1874, 31pp, dealing with instinct in animals and whether it deserves to be called reason; "Lecture on the Ferae Naturae of the British Islands," (1873), 46pp; and "Lecture on the Natural History of the British Islands" (1856),30pp. Some foxing to early and late pages but a decent copy of a scarce item.
Published : William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London 1874, First Edition Thus
£65.00

Commelin, Johannes (Edited By Wijnands D. O; Wilson M. L. And van Hove, T. Toussaint) - Jan Commelin's monograph on Cape flora: Drawings and descriptions of the plants that the Hon. Simon van der Stel, Governor at the Cape of Good Hope, found on his great journey, 1685

Hardback. A near fine copy in a leatherette binding. A nice clean copy with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. Limited to 350 copies. 110 pages. Frontispiece, map, facsimile of a page of the monograph and 42 plates of which 10 are folding.
Published : Published By the Editors, Cape Town 1996, First Edition
£45.00

Conder Peter - The Wheatear

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xvi,312. Numerous figures and tables. "This book is the product of detailed observation of the Wheatear---over a period of forty years."
Published : Christopher Helm Publishers, London 1989, First Edition
£25.00

Cooper R. E. , Curle A. O and Fair W. S. (Editors) - George Forrest V. M. H. Explorer and Botanist Who By His Discoveries and Plants Successfully Introduced Has Greatly Enriched Our Gardens. 1873-1932

Hardback. A good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. 89 pages. Many illustrations.
Published : The Scottish Rock Garden Club, Edinburgh 1935, First Edition
£10.00

Corke H. Essenhigh & Nuttall G. Clarke - Wild Flowers as They Grow

A very good copy in dark blue cloth with pictorial onlay to upper board. 197pp. Frontispiece and 24 colour photographs.
Published : Cassell, London 1911, First Edition
£6.00

Court Ian - Birds of Conservation Concern in the Yorkshire Dales National Park

Illustrated by Tony Disley.
Softback. A very good copy. 67 pages. Black and white illustrations. Lists and illustrates each threatened bird and covers its ecology, distribution and status, current threats and conservation actions.
Published : Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority 2000, First Edition
£20.00

Cowan Dr. J. Macqueen (Editor) - The Journeys and Plant Introductions of George Forrest

A good copy in a good, chipped dustwrapper. Some pages are rather "wavy" towards the top corner presumably as a result of water damage. Pp.xi,252. Profusely illustrated including colour. Folding map at rear.
Published : Oxford University Press 1952, First Edition
£30.00

Cowen D. V. - Flowering Trees and Shrubs in India

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in tan cloth lettered in green. Lacks blank front end-paper. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Pp.xvi,137. 59 full-page colour plates. 39 black and white sketches.
Published : Thacker & Co., Bombay 1950, First Edition
£14.00

Culpeper Nicholas - Culpeper's Complete Herbal, to Which is Now Added Upwards of One Hundred Additional Herbs, with a Display of Their Medicinal and Occult Qualities; Physically Applied to the Cure of All Disorders Incident to Mankind. ---

Hardback. 4to. A fair to good copy in a worn, full leather binding lettered in gilt on spine. Rebacked with old spine laid down. Previous owner's small ex libris plate on front fixed end-paper. Hinges strengthened. Pages browned/soiled. Small hole and tear in title page. Pp.vi,398 + 4 page index + 40 hand-coloured plates at end illustrating upwards of 400 different plants. Frontispiece portrait. Page 397/398 damaged at foot with the loss of a number of words. Photographs available on request.
Published : Richard Evans, London 1814,
£80.00

Cunningham M.H. & Kenneth A.G. - The Flora Of Kintyre

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 89pp. Map.
Published : EP Publishing Ltd. 1979, First Edition
£5.00

Dahl, Eilif - The Phytogeography of Northern Europe: British Isles, Fennoscandia, and Adjacent Areas

Hardback. A very good copy. Trace of a label having been removed from foot of front free end-paper. otherwise a nice clean copy internally. Pp.xii,297. 82 figures. 6 tables. This is an analysis and explanation of the distribution of individual plant taxa across north-western Europe.
Published : Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 1998, First Edition
£25.00

Darwin Charles (Edited By Frederick Burkhardt) - Charles Darwin the "Beagle" Letters

Illustrated by Martens Conrad.
Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xxx,470. Frontispiece. 19 colour plates. 35 black and white plates. Introduction by Janet Browne. Contains the complete texts of all the letters Darwin wroite and received while sailing round the world on HMS Beagle between 1831 and 1836.
Published : Cambridge University Press 2008, First Edition
£15.00

Davy, A. J; Hutchings, M.J; Watkinson A. R. (Editors) - Plant Population Ecology: The 28th Symposium of the British Ecological Society

Hardback. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. Pp.viii,478. Numerous figures. "In this symposium volume, an international tem of contributors provides a wide ranging examination of the field of plant population ecology."
Published : Blackwell Scientific Publications 1988, First Edition
£30.00

De Graaff Jan and Hyams Edward - Lilies

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 142pp. 47 colour plates. Described as "the definitive book on lilies".
Published : Nelson, London 1967, First Edition
£5.00

de Lucas Manuela; Janss Guyonne F.E; Ferrer Miguel (Editors) - Birds and Wind Farms : Risk Assessment and Mitigation

Hardback. A near fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. The book itself would be fine but for a slight trace of a label having been removed from the foot of the front end-paper. 275 pages. Figures. Tables. Illustrations. A study of the effect of the wind farm industry on birds and bats together with methods of minimising the risk of adverse impacts.
Published : Quercus 2007, First Edition
£30.00

Deane Arthur (Editor) - The Belfast Natural History and Philosophical Society Centenary Volume 1821 - 1921

Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. In a fair dustwrapper substantially complete but with large tears and smallish chips. Small circular stamp at foot of title page and foot of front panel of wrapper. Pp.viii,212 + adverts. Numerous tipped-in illustrations. Described as "a review of the activities of the society for 100 years with historical notes, and memoirs of many distinguished members."
Published : Belfast Natural History and Philosophical Society 1924, First Edition
£40.00

Dinsdale Tim - The Leviathans

A very good copy in a dustwrapper which is very good except that the red spine lettering has totally faded. A nice clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xii,219. 20 plates. 14 sketches. 5 maps. A study of aquatic monsters world-wide.
Published : Routledge & Kegan Paul, London 1966, First Edition
£28.00

Dixon H. N. And Jameson H. G. - The Student's Handbook of British Mosses

Hardback. A very good copy in dark green cloth lettered in gilt. Neat ownership inscription on front end-paper. Pp.xlix,583 + 65 plates at end. A little neat, informative, ink marginal writing.
Published : V. T. Sumfield, Eastbourne 1904, Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged
£20.00

Donovan G. P (Editor) - The Comprehensive Assessment of Whale Stocks: The Early Years

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in laminated boards. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 210 pages. Figures. Tables. This is a series of papers from the 1980s concerning whale stocks. It is Special Issue eleven of the Reports of the International Whaling Commission.
Published : The International Whaling Commission, Cambridge 1989, First Edition
£20.00

Doorly Eleanor - The Insect Man: A Tale of How the Yew Tree Children Went to France to Hear the Story of Jean Henri Fabre in the Places Where he Lived and to See the Homes of Some of the Insects Whose Life-Story he Has Written

Illustrated by Robert Gibbings.
Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered and decorated in black. In a good plus dustwrapper which has a very small chip at the top of the rear panel. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. No ownership inscription and just a little foxing. Pp.xv,170. Frontispiece, title page vignette and wood engravings in the taxt by Robert Gibbings. Introduction by Walter De La Mare.
Published : W. Heffer & Sons, Cambridge 1936, First Edition
£25.00

Dregni Michael (Editor) - Loons Song of the Wild

Oblong 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 108pp. Over 70 colour photographs. This is an anthology of writing, photography and art from throughout the world on the subject of loons or divers.
Published : Voyageur Press 1996, Reprint
£5.00

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
£5.00

Elkins N. et al - The Fife Bird Atlas

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in laminated boards with pictorial upper board. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 364 pages. Numerous figures, tables of breeding statistics, illustrations and distribution maps.
Published : Woodlands Studios for the Fife Ornithological Atlas Group, Dunfermline 2003, First Edition
£25.00

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

Hardback. 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
£35.00

Farrer Reginald - My Rock Garden

A good copy with some wear to the edges of the spine and boards. Top edge gilt. Lacks front end-paper. Damp stain on rear paste-down. Rear endpaper browned and apparently wormed. 303pp + 16pp adverts. 16 illustrations.
Published : Edward Arnold, London 1908, Second Edition
£7.00

Feare, Christopher - The Starling

Hardback. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. Pp.xiii,315. 16 plates. Numerous figures. Describes the habitat choice, annual cycles, behaviour, breeding, feeding, flocking and roosting of the starling in the context of their contribution to the species' success.
Published : Oxford University Press 1984, First Edition
£20.00

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
£15.00

Fiennes Richard & Alice - The Natural History of the Dog

A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper with a couple of edge tears. Not foxed and no ownership inscription. Pp.xv,187. 40 plates. 11 figures.
Published : Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London 1968, First Edition
£8.00

Fisher James - The Fulmar

Hardback. A good copy in green cloth which is a little marked and with some fading to the spine. A clean copy internally with no ownership inscription and not foxed. Pp.xv,496. Colour frontispiece by Peter Scott. 4 other colour plates. Numerous black and white plates. Maps. Line drawings. This is no.6 of the New Naturalist Monographs.
Published : Collins, London 1952, First Edition
£35.00

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 UK Edition
£15.00

Forrester Ronald W; Hopkins Ian; Menzies Doug - The Birds of Bute : A Bird Atlas and Local Avifauna

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 360 pages. 200 maps. 171 photographs. Described as "a complete and up to date island avifauna" which provides "in-depth historical and current information for all species recorded."
Published : Buteshire Natural History Society and the Scottish Ornithologists' Club 2012, First Edition
£40.00

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
£24.00

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, Reprint
£8.00

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
£25.00

Genders Roy - The Polyanthus Its History and Culture

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 231pp. Frontispiece and 24 illustrations.
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1963, First Edition
£6.00

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
£30.00

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
£22.00

Gladstone Hugh S. - A Catalogue of the Vertebrate Fauna of Dumfriesshire

Hardback. This is no. 211 of 225 copies. A good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Stain (water?) to upper board does not affect the book internally. Top edge gilt. Foxing to end-papers. Pp.xiv,80. Some neat marginal ink writing. Folding coloured map at rear. A reasonable copy of a scarce title.
Published : J. Maxwell & Son, Dumfries 1912, First Edition
£50.00

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
£60.00

Glenister A.G. - The Birds of the Malay Peninsula Singapore and Penang

A good copy. Paperback. 291pp. 16 plates including colour. 54 figures in text. Map. A detailed guide to the birds of Malaya and Peninsular Thailand.
Published : Oxford University Press 1974, Reprint
£6.00

Godwin H. - The History of the British Flora: A Factual Basis for Phytogeography

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a good plus dustwrapper which has a small chip. A clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.viii,384. 26 plates. 119 figures. Folding table at end.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1956, First Edition
£20.00

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
£9.00

Gordon Seton - Sea-gulls in London

Hardback.Small 4to. A very good copy in red cloth which is a little faded at the head of the spine. In a just about good dustwrapper which is chipped at the spine ends and with some edge tears which have been internally repaired. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 88 pages. 69 illustrations.
Published : Cassell, London 1935, Firt Edition
£20.00

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
£14.00