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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
£38.00

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

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,
£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
£12.00

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,
£35.00

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
£28.00

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
£50.00

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
£10.00

Jones George Neville - An Annotated Bibliography of Mexican Ferns

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
£10.00

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,
£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,
£20.00

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

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
£18.00

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,
£50.00

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
£14.00

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,
£15.00

Mabey Richard (Introduction and Botanical Notes by) - The Flowers of May

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
£12.00

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,
£14.00

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,
£15.00

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

. 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
£48.00

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". 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
£10.00

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,
£6.00

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,
£7.00

Mather John R. - The Birds of Yorkshire: An Account of Their Historical and Present Status and Distribution

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
£25.00

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
£5.00

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

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
£30.00

Moffatt William - Mostly Shetlanders

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
£20.00

Morris Desmond - Catlore

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
£8.00

Morris M.G. and Perring F.H. (Editors) - The British Oak: Its History and Natural History

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. 376 pages. 8 black and white plates. Numerous figures and tables. This volume is described as "the most comprehensive ever published on the two native British Oaks." It is the Report of the 14th Conference of the Botanical Society of the British Isles.
Published : E. W. Classey Ltd for the Botanical Society of the British Isles 1974, First Edition
£18.00

Morris, Richard - Flora Conspicua ; A Selection of the Most Ornamental Flowering, Hardy, Exotic and Indigenous Trees, Shrubs, and Herbaceous Plants, for Embellishing Flower-gardens and Pleaseure-grounds. Drawn and Engraved from Living Specimens By William Clark

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,
£1,200.00

Mullens W. H; Swan H. Kirke; and Jourdain Rev. F. C. R. - A Geographical Bibliography of British Ornithology from the Earliest Times to the End of 1918 Arranged Under Counties

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
£35.00

Mullens W.H. and Swann H. Kirke - A Bibliography of British Ornithology from the Earliest Times to the End of 1912 Including Biographical Accounts of the Principal Writers and Bibliographies of Their Published Works

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
£50.00

Mullens W.H. and Swann H. Kirke - A Bibliography of British Ornithology from the Earliest Times to the End of 1912 Including Biographical Accounts of the Principal Writers and Bibliographies of Their Published Works

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
£45.00

Munro Ian - The Birds of the Pentland Hills

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
£6.00

Murray C.W. - Check List of the Plants of the Islands of Skye and Raasay as Known to the End of 1973

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
£30.00