Blacket Books
Information

Catalogues

Archaeology ( 57 )
Art / Architecture ( 294 )
Biography / Autobiography ( 483 )
Children ( 580 )
Country Life / Sports ( 160 )
England & Wales ( 274 )
First Editions ( 464 )
Foreign Countries ( 411 )
Illustrated ( 421 )
Ireland ( 121 )
Literature / Fiction ( 463 )
Maritime / Naval ( 204 )
Military ( 597 )
Miscellaneous ( 307 )
Mountaineering ( 102 )
Natural History / Botany ( 257 )
Religion ( 270 )
Science / Medicine ( 296 )
Scotland ( 1821 )
Sport ( 142 )
The Arts ( 210 )
Transport ( 80 )

Search

Contact Us
Email:
Postal Address:

Blacket Books
1 Leadervale Terrace
Edinburgh
EH16 6NX
Scotland

Telephone:

Within UK :
0131 666 1542
Outwith UK :
44 131 666 1542

Natural History / Botany

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
£115.00

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
£10.00

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,
£65.00

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
£25.00

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,
£10.00

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
£20.00

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
£10.00

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
£9.00

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,
£18.00

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
£50.00

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
£32.00

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
£7.00

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
£20.00

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
£9.00

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
£45.00

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
£6.00

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
£12.00

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
£15.00

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
£20.00

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
£14.00

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
£30.00

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
£45.00

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
£65.00

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
£35.00

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
£18.00

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
£65.00

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
£14.00

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
£12.00

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
£15.00

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
£14.00

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
£28.00

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
£18.00

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
£18.00

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
£15.00

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,
£28.00

Laidler Liz - Otters in Britain

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Gift inscription. 200pp. Profusely illustrated including colour.
Published : David & Charles, Newton Abbot 1982, First Edition
£6.00

Lambert, Robert A. (Editor) - Species History in Scotland : Introductions and Extinctions since the Ice Age

A very good copy. Paperback. Pp.viii,152. 27 illustrations. Chapters include "Extinctions, Introductions and Colonisations of Scottish Mammals and Birds since the last Ice Age", "The History of the Beaver in Scotland and its future Re-introduction", "On the Extinct Plants of Scotland" etc.
Published : Scottish Cultural Press, Edinburgh 1998, First Edition
£10.00

Lane Margaret - Life with Ionides

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Some edge foxing. Inscription on front end-paper reads "To Monty with love from Margaret 1963". "Monty" is Sir Compton MacKenzie (from whose library this copy came). "Margaret" I assume to be the author. Pp.ix,180. Frontispiece and 12 illustrations. The story of time spent by the author with C. J. P. Ionides the naturalist and authority on poisonous snakes.
Published : Hamish Hamilton, London 1963, First Edition
£25.00

Langmead Clive - A Passion for Plants from the Rainforests of Brazil to Kew Gardens the Life and Vision of Ghillean Prance Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

A fine copy in a fine price-clipped dustwrapper. 201pp + index. Illustrated.
Published : Lion Publishing, Oxford 1995, First Edition
£7.00

Lawrence Richard - An Inquiry Into the Structure and Animal Economy of the Horse; Comprehending the Diseases to Which His Limbs and Feet are Subject, with Proper Directions for Shoeing ---

Hardback. nd. 1812? A new edition revised and corrected. Rather plain half-leather binding with worn, marbled, boards. Lacks all before title page (front end-paper and possibly half-title). Pp.xxiv,224. 12 (of 17) plates present, lacking plates 8,14,15,16 and 17 (with Description of plates 13,15,16,and 17 also lacking). Text complete and quite clean.
Published : Robert Baldwin, London,
£85.00

Levring Tore, Hoppe Heinz A, Schmid Otto J. - Marine Algae a Survey of Research and Utilization

Hardback. A very good copy in a clear glacine wrapper. Review copy with ownership inscription of reviewer. 421 pages. 16 plates. Many figures in the text.
Published : Cram, De Gruyter & Co, Hamburg 1969, First Edition
£18.00

Levyns Margaret R. - A Botanist's Memoirs: Sixty Years in the Botany Department of the University of Cape Town

A very good copy in card covers. 40 pages. Frontispiece. Errata slip. The author was the first woman President of the Royal Society of South Africa. She is described as "an inspired teacher and a dedicated research worker with a long list of major publications to her credit."
Published : Privately Published By Authority of the Department of Botany, University of Cape Town, Cape Town 1968, First Edition
£8.00

Lewis Frank - A Dictionary of British Bird Painters

Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in a near very good dustwrapper which has a small chip/tear at the head of the spine. 47 pages text + 53 plates at end.
Published : F. Lewis, Leigh-On-Sea 1974, First Edition
£15.00

Looker Samuel J. (Editor) - William Henry Hudson a Tribute By Various Writers

Hardback. A good plus copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. There are creases on the surface of the front cover but these do not affect the book internally. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 169 pages. 31illustrations including colour frontispiece. A tribute to the late 19th/early 20th century naturalist.
Published : Aldridge Bros., Worthing 1947, First Edition
£16.00

Low G. Carmichael - The Literature of the Charadriiformes from 1894-1928 with a Classification of the Order and Lists of the Genera, Species and Subspecies

Hardback. A very good, bright, copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. In a good dustwrapper which has some edge chipping. No ownership inscription. Some light edge foxing but otherwise clean. Pp.xiii,637. This is a compilation of the chief references to bustards, snipe, plover and wading birds during the thirty-five years covered with many of the references being annotated. This second edition is revised and much enlarged.
Published : H.F.& G.Witherby, London 1931, Second Edition
£20.00

MacGillivray W. - The Travels and Researches of Alexander Von Humboldt with a Narrative of Humboldt's Most Recent Researches Including His Celebrated Journey to the Ural Mountains, and the Caspian Sea Etc.

A good copy in red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on the spine. Some wear and tear at spine ends and board tips. Ownership inscription. Remains of prize label on front fixed end-paper. 418 pages. Plates. Map.
Published : T. Nelson & Sons, London 1857,
£35.00

Mackintosh N. A. - The Southern Stocks of Whalebone Whales

4to. A very good, clean, copy in grey card covers. Comprises pages 197-300 of Volume XXII of the "Discovery Reports." 30 tables. 9 figures. The Discovery Reports were funded by the British Colonial Office and were intended to provide the scientific background to stock management of the Antarctic whale fishery.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1942, First Edition Thus
£20.00

MacPherson Rev. H. A. - A Vertebrate Fauna of Lakeland

A very good copy in green cloth. Boards a little discoloured. A fine copy internally. 552pp. 8 full-page illustrations. Folding map at rear. This is a reprint of a book first published in 1892.
Published : Paul P.B. Minet 1972, Reprint
£15.00