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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
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
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
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,
A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Gift inscription. 200pp. Profusely illustrated including colour.
Published : David & Charles, Newton Abbot 1982, First Edition
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
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,
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
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
Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Bookplate of David McClintock, the noted botanist. Caroline May was an artist who painted a magnificent flora of the wild flowers of Britain. This book comprises an Introduction by Richard Mabey, A biographical sketch of May by her descendant, the Rev. John Tyler and a selection of nearly 90 of her paintings in colour. Loosely inserted is correspondence relating to the book.
Published : Collins & Brown, London 1990, First Edition
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,
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,
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,
. 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
Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Inscribed "With Best Wishes, Peter". Pp.vi,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
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,
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,
A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper which is now protected in a removable sleeve. Inscribed presentation copy from the author to a friend. 613 pages. 119 black and white plates. Distribution maps. End-paper maps. Described as the first major study for thirty years of the avifauna of the old county of Yorkshire.
Published : Croom Helm, London 1986, First Edition
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
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
Hardback. This is an inscribed presentation copy from the author with the inscription being dated July 1959. A good plus copy in publisher's green cloth with title in gilt on front board and spine. 139 pages. In a just about good dustwrapper which is chipped at the spine ends and with internal repairs. The wrapper is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover. The author is a Shetlander and "in this book he recalls his observations, as a youth, of some of the animals which fascinated him."
Published : The Mitre Press, London 1957, First Edition
A very good copy in a near fine dustwrapper. Page ends slightly browned. 114 pages. Illustrations in text.
Published : Jonathan Cape, London 1987, First Edition
8vo. An attractive copy in a contemporary half morocco binding lettered and attractively decorated in gilt on spine. Marbled end-papers. Gift inscription on front end-paper. Unpaginated. With 59 of 60 beautiful hand-coloured engraved plates (1 double page) by William Clark, each with accompanying text. Index. The plates are clean and, with very minor exceptions, free of foxing. First issued in Parts each plate, with a very few exceptions, contains a date (either 1825 or 1826) and publisher (most often Smith Elder & Co or Longmans & Co) at the foot. This copy is lacking one plate (Plate 37) but the quality of the engravings is some of the best ever achieved in Britain. In "Great Flower Books 1700-1900, Sacheverell Sitwell describes this as "a rare and lovely botanical work." Photographs available on request.
Published : Thomas Griffiths, London 1830,
Hardbacks. Rebound in two volumes in blue cloth lettered in gilt. In very good condition. Spines faded but lettering clear. Bookplate of the Daltry Library in each volume but no other markings. Vol. I,pp.viii,288. Vol. II,pp.289-558. Described as "being a record of printed books, published articles, notes and records relating to local avifauna."
Published : Witherby & Co, London 1920, First Edition
A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Small patch of fading to rear board. Top edge gilt. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Pp.xx,691.
Published : Macmillan & Co., London 1917, First Edition
Hardback. A good copy in green cloth lettered (rather dully) in gilt. A water stain affects part of the spine and upper board but does not affect the book internally. Small tears to spine ends. Pp.xx,691. The first edition of a most important work.
Published : Macmillan, London 1917, First Edition
A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xi,208. 8 illustrations. Includes a species list detailing observations.
Published : Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh 1988, First Edition
Original wrappers. Some tears to the spine but otherwise a good copy. Pp.iv,72 + index. 2 maps.
Published : Published for the Botanical Society of the British Isles By Portree High School 1974, First Edition
Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in laminated boards. Pp.x,357. 8 colour plates. Maps. Graphs. "An authoritative work showing the status of breeding birds in South-east Scotland, including, for the first time, population estimates, and how the current distributions relate to the present habitat and to past knowledge."
Published : The Scottish ornithologists' Club, Edinburgh 1998, First Edition
A good copy. Some fading to boards and a little foxing to page ends. A volume in The New Naturalist series. 469pp. Many plates and diagrams including 40 colour plates.
Published : Collins, London 1949, First Edition
A very good copy. Paperback. 199pp. Illustrated. A beginner's guide to bird-watching.
Published : Papermac, London 1989,
A fine copy. Paperback. Pp.viii,172. Illustrated. A collection of "travaller's tales" of the pursuit of birds.
Published : Robson Books, London 2000,
Hardback. A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper which has an internal repair and a trace of two small labels which have been removed. Signed on the title page by Zsigmond (the editor). A note on the front end-paper indicates this copy was presented to G. V. T. Matthews and deposited by him in the Wildfowl Trust Library from where it was passed to the Alexander library which sold it. There is one stamp of the Wildfowl Trust library. 657 pages. Text in Hungarian.
Published : Bekes megyei Tanacs VB Kornyezet- es Termeszetvedelmi Bizottsaga 1980, First Edition
A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. A nice clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.viii,,180. 98 figures. Map. Lists 280 species with 100 described and illustrated.
Published : Durrell Publications 1972, First Edition
Illustrated by Margaret Waterfield.
Nd. c.1926? A very good copy in a fair dustwrapper which is virtually complete but with some internal repairs. 181 pages. Four attractive, tipped-in colour plates by Margaret Waterfield.
Published : Foulis, London, First Edition
Hardback. A good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt.The book has been tied tightly with string at some point leaving crease marks on the spine and the rear board. Neat ownership inscription on front end-paper. Some edge foxing but largely clean internally. Pp.xxi,228. Folding map. Coloured frontispiece and 24 black and white plates. Smaller line drawings.
Published : H. F. & G. Witherby, London 1929, First Edition
Large 4to. A very good copy in a good (and now protected) dustwrapper with a sizeable chip at the foot of the upper cover and some tears. 432pp. More than 400pp of maps with four maps to a page showing the distribution of about 1700 species. A standard work of reference.
Published : Published for the Botanical Society of the British Isles By Thomas Nelson and Sons, London 1962, First Edition
A very good copy in a good dustwrapper. A clean copy with no ownership inscription and practically free of foxing. Pp. xviii, 338. Numerous illustrations. This is (or was?) the standard work on the subject.
Published : Country Life, London 1947,
A very good copy in a good complete dustwrapper which a previous owner has protected with a clear adhesive sleeve. A clean attractive copy internally with no ownership inscription or foxing. 204pp. 4 colour plates. 11 monochrome illustrations. A book about the birds of marsh and sea.
Published : Lindsay Drummond, London 1943,
A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 253pp. Illustrated.
Published : Croom Helm, London 1978, First Edition
Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 344 pages. 24 pages of plates. Many line drawings.
Published : T & A D Poyser, London 2005, First Edition
Folio. A near very good copy in grey card covers. Comprises pages 31-38 and plates V-XXII of volume XXV of Discovery Reports. These 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 1948,
Hardback. A good copy in the original boards. Boards a bit marked with a substantial but superficial damp stain on the rear board. Old ownership stamp on front end-paper. Pp.xxv,287 + 31 page publisher's catalogue. 37 plates. 27 illustrations in the text.
Published : Methuen, London 1911, First Edition
Illustrated by Brigid Edwards.
Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable, cover. 299 pages. 116 coloured paintings on 19 plates. 51 colour photographs. 10 black and white photographs. 17 line drawings. This definitive reference work is the first full account of all the species of primula written as a single book. "It is a major taxonomic revision of the whole genus, with an emphasis on species."
Published : B.T. Batsford, London 1993, First Edition
4to. A very good copy. Some light fore-edge foxing. 150pp. Illustrated by the author with 11 fine colour plates and 23 black and white plates.
Published : Eyre & Spottiswoode, London 1931, First Edition
Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xi,272. Frontispiece and 243 illustrations nearly all in colour. "Covers all aspects of the development of rock gardening in Scotland".
Published : The Scottish Rock Garden Club 2000, First Edition
4to. A very good copy in maroon cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Some fading to upper board which also has a wrinkle in the cloth. A clean copy internally with no ownership inscription and very little foxing. 224pp + adverts. Many illustrations by Charles Whymper and others.
Published : Isbister and Company, London 1894, First Edition
4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is price-clipped but otherwise complete and untorn. Card of previous owner (a University Professor) pasted to front end-paper. Pp.xviii,286. Frontispiece and 129 figures, mostly in colour. 26 tables + 7 further tables in Appendices. The first full biography of the founding father of Indian botany.
Published : Phillimore in Association with Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh 2008, First Edition
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