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Natural History / Botany

Gordon Seton Paul - The Golden Eagle King of Birds

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Pp.xxviii,7-246. Frontispiece and 20 illustrations. A classic work on the golden eagle first published in 1955.
Published : Melven Press, Perth 1980,

Gosse P.H. - Natural History. Fishes

Hardback. A fair copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Boards are a little marked and show some wear and tear to the spine and board tips. Label removed from front fixed end-paper. Pp.viii,327. Numerous woodcuts in text.
Published : Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, London 1851, 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, Second Edition

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

Grosvenor, Graeme - Iris Flower of the Rainbow

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 280 pages. Numerous colour illustrations. Figures in text. The author has endeavoured to make this book the world's most comprehensive and up-to-date study of the iris.
Published : Kangaroo Press, Kenthurst, Australia 2000, First Edition

Groundwater William - Birds and Mammals of Orkney

Hardback. 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

Guenther Konrad - A Naturalist in Brazil the Flora and Fauna and the People of Brazil

Hardback. A very good copy in a fair dustwrapper with some chipping. Small ownership inscription. 400 pages. 32 plates. 40 figures. The author's object is "to convey to the reader something of the beauty and wealth of the Brazilian landscape, its flora and fauna."
Published : George Allen & Unwin Ltd, Lon Don 1931, First English 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

Hall Charles A. - Plant Life

Illustrated by C. F. Newall.
Hardback. A very good copy in decorated blue cloth. Top edge gilt. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. Pp.xi,380. 74 full-page plates including 50 in colour. 80 figures in text. Gives "a clear account of plant life in its whole gamut, from the simplest microscopic forms to the most specialized flowering plants."
Published : A & C Black, London 1915, First Edition

Harvie-Brown J. A; Buckley Thomas E. - A Vertebrate Fauna of Argyll and the Inner Hebrides

Hardback. A good copy in green cloth which is faded on the spine. Top edge gilt. Bookplate. Separate ownership inscription of "H. Raeburn 1892", very probably Harold Raeburn the famous pioneer Scottish mountaineer and keen ornithologist. Pp.lxxxiv,262 + publisher's booklist dated July 1892. 16 illustrations/maps including folding linen-backed map at end.
Published : David Douglas, Edinburgh 1892, First Edition

Hatfield Audrey Wynne - A Herb for Every Ill

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which is slightly chipped at the top of the spine. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.viii,200. 24 drawings by the author. Deals with the use of herbs for medical purposes.
Published : J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London 1973, 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

Henslow J. S. - On the Examination of a Hybrid Digitalis

A very good copy in card covers. Bookplate of David McClintock (one of the foremost plantsmen of his generation and President of the Botanical Society of the British Isles). This is a facsimile of pages 257-278 of volume 4 of "Transactions of the Cambridge Philosophical Society" from 1831. 4 pages of plates at end (one folding and one coloured). Includes a preface by S. M. Walters and an Introduction by V. H. Heywood.
Published : University Botanic Garden, Cambridge 1981, Facsimile 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, Reprint

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

Softback. 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

Hardback. 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

Hardback. 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

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

Hunter Margaret - Shetland Ponies from Shetland

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Lower board tips just a little bumped. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.ix,157. Numerous illustrations including a few in colour. Described as "a slice of history as well as a tribute to this unique breed and its devotees."
Published : Shetland Times Ltd., Lerwick 2000, 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, Second Edition

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 - Red Deer

Hardback. A good copy in the original decorated boards. Some staining to spine. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. A little foxing. 207 pages. About the red deer of Exmoor.
Published : Longmans Green & Co, London 1884, 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, First Edition Thus

Jermy, A.C.; Crabbe, J.A. (Editors) - The Island of Mull : A Survey of Its Flora and Environment

Hardback. A very good copy in a dark blue leatherette binding lettered in gilt on the spine and with the British Museum Natural History logo in gilt on the upper board. A clean copy with no ownership inscription and not foxed. Numerous figures (including illustrations and maps) and tables. Map end-papers. A substantial and authoritative work with 19 chapters covering flora (including fungi, algae and diatoms), terrestrial asnd marine ecosystems, geology, geomorphology and soils, climate etc.
Published : British Museum (Natural History), London 1978, First Edition

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

Hardback. 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, Revised Edition

Kilpatrick Jane - Gifts from the Gardens of China

Hardback. 4to. A near fine copy in publisher's pink cloth with title in gilt on spine. One end a little bumped. SIGNED by author on title page. 288 pages. Fine dustwrapper which is not price-clipped. When Jane Kilpatrick found no one knew just how and when her beloved garden plants had arrived from China she set out to find out. Those responsible quickly became her heroes. She visited their families to find letters and portraits and spent long hours in libraries, archives, museums and print rooms gradually piecing together the origins of each and every plant that arrived before the Treaty of Tientsin of 1860 finally opened China to the West.
Published : Frances Lincoln Ltd,, London 2007, First Edition

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

Lady Lindsay R. I. - About Robins. Songs, Facts and Legends Collected and Illustrated

Hardback. 4to. Nd. c.1890? A good copy in the original boards which shows some wear to the board edges. Edges stained red. Decorated end-papers. 115 pages. Tissue-guarded colour frontispiece. Other colour and blackand white illustrations.
Published : George Routledge & Sons, London,