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Natural History / Botany

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

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

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 - 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,

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

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

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

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,

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

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

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

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

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

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,

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

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

MacPherson, Rev.H.A. and Duckworth William - The Birds of Cumberland Critically Studied, Including Some Notes on the Birds of Westmorland

Hardback. A good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. A little wear to spine ends. Front hinges cracked. Pp.xx,206. Colour frontispiece. Folding map. Errata slip.
Published : Chas. Thurnam & Sons, Carlisle 1886, First Edition

Maitland, Peter S. - Studies on Loch Lomond IIThe Fauna of the River Endrick

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Inscribed "With Best Wishes, Peter".,194. Plates, figures and tables. A study of the vertebrate and invertebrate fauna of the River Endrick, the major water flowing into Loch Lomond.
Published : Blackie and Son for the University of Glasgow, Glasgow 1966, First Edition

Martin Isa H. (editor) - The Field- Club Flora of The Lothians

A very good copy of this pocket sized volume produced by the botanical committee of the Edinburgh Natural History society. 142pp. Map.
Published : William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh 1927,

Martin Isa H. (editor) - The Field-Club Flora of The Lothians

A very good copy of this pocket sized book prepared by the botanical committee of the Edinburgh Natural History Society. 318pp. Illus. Map.
Published : William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh 1934,

Maw Percival Trentham - The Practice of Forestry Concerning Also the Financial Aspect of Afforestation

Hardback. A very good copy in dark green cloth lettered in gilt. Previous ownership stamps on front end-paper. Pp.xix,503.
Published : T. Fisher Unwin, London 1912, Reprint

McIntyre Jim - The Story of the Rose

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper slightly worn at top of spine. 160pp. Colour illustrations.
Published : Ward Lock Ltd, London 1970, First Edition

McWilliam John Morell - The Birds of the Firth of Clyde Including Ayrshire, Renfrewshire, Buteshire, Dumbartonshire and South Argyllshire

Hardback. A good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. A little darkened on spine. Ownership inscription on front free end-paper. Some, mainly edge, foxing. 164pp. 14 plates. Map.
Published : H.F.& G.Witherby, London 1936, First Edition