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Schlich W. - Schlich's Manual of Forestry Volume II Sylviculture

Hardback. A good copy in dark green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and upper board. A little wear to spine ends. A stain to the fore-edge does not affect the book internally. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Pp.viii,393. 87 illustrations.
Published : Bradbury, Agnew & Co, London 1904, Third Edition, Revised
£25.00

Schmid Wolfram George - The Genus Hosta

4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 428pp. Profusely illustrated including 208 colour photographs, many black and white photographs, maps, charts and drawings. A definitive reference work on the Hosta.
Published : B. T. Batsford Ltd, London 1991, First Edition
£34.00

Scott Walter and Palmer Richard - The Flowering Plants and Ferns of the Shetland Islands

Hardback. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.ix,468. Colour frontispiece and 16 colour plates. 26 maps. Lists 827 species with distribution, habitat and frequency of each. Described as "the most complete account of the higher plants of the Shetland Islands that has yet appeared."
Published : Shetland Times Ltd., Lerwick 1987, First Edition
£45.00

Scott Walter S. - White of Selborne and His Times

4to. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper. 166pp. Frontispiece and 12 illustrations. Gives a rounded picture of White rather than concentrating on his abilities as a naturalist.
Published : John Westhouse, London 1946, First Edition
£10.00

Scrase, David - Flower Drawings (Fitzwilliam Museum Handbooks)

Hardback. A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. Bookplate of David McClintock (one of the foremost plantsmen of his generation and President of the Botanical Society of the British Isles). Pp.vii,134. 64 beautiful colour plates of flowers on each right-hand page with commentary on the artist and painting on the left-hand page. The illustrations are taken from a selection of drawings of flowers held in the Fitzwilliam Museum. The book is arranged chronogically from the 15th century to the present day.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1997, First Edition
£35.00

Seago M.J. - Birds of Norfolk

A very good copy in a good, complete dustwrapper with one small tear and a little edge wear. Gift inscription. 148pp. Colour illustrations.
Published : Jarrold & Sons, Norwich 1967, First Edition
£7.50

Seebohm Henry - The Birds of Siberia; a Record of a Naturalist's Visits To the Valleys of the Petchora and Yenesei

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is a little faded on the spine. Light fore-edge foxing. Pp.xix,512. Illustrations. Folding map. Some, mainly pencilled, comments in the early part of the text. First published in 1901 this is a record of travel as well as ornithology.
Published : Alan Sutton 1976, Reprint
£26.00

Seigne J.W. - A Bird Watcher's Note Book Studies of Woodcock, Snipe and Other Birds

Hardback. A good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Splashmark at top of rear board. Some, mainly end-paper foxing. Previous owner's name and address on front fixed end-paper. Pp.viii,[4],226. Coloured frontispiece and 16 black and white plates. Includes three chapters on woodcock and snipe and two chapters on vermin, one from the bird-lover's point of view and one from the shooting man's point of view.
Published : Philip Allan, London 1930, First Edition
£18.00

Selous Edmund - Realities of Bird Life Being Extracts from the Diaries of a Life-loving Naturalist

Har4dback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xvi,351.
Published : Constable, London 1927, First Edition
£10.00

Sharrock, J. T. R. - Scarce Migrant Birds in Britain and Ireland

A very good copy in a very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper, which is otherwise complete and untorn. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 191 pages. 12 plates. 14 tables. 129 figures.
Published : T. & A. D. Poyser, Berkhamsted 1974, First Edition
£58.00

Shaw David - Tragedy of the Salmon: The Scottish Fishery and the 1986 Salmon Act

Hardback. A near fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Just a little bumped to lower board tips. Pp.xiv,341. Illustrations, maps and tables. A study of the decline of the wild Atlantic salmon and what might be done to remedy the situation.
Published : The Hillfield Press 1995, First Edition
£10.00

Simpson A. Nicol - Sketches in Angus: Being a Series of Papers on the Natural History of Forfarshire

Hardback. A good copy in rather soiled yellow cloth with paper title label on spine. Some browning to end-papers but otherwise quite clean and with no ownership inscription. 248 pages.
Published : Printed at The Arbroath Herald Office, Arbroath 1894, First Edition
£40.00

Sinclair George - Hortus Gramineus Woburnensis: Or, an Account of the Results of Experiments on the Produce and Nutritive Qualities of Different Grasses and Other Plants Used as the Food of the More Valuable Domestic Animals: Instituted By John, Duke of Bedford

Hardback. A good copy in a leather binding. Rebacked. Presentational label/bookplate by members of the Botanical Society and Exchange Club of the British Isles on front fixed end-paper. Small gilt stamp of Oxford University library on spine and one cancelled library stamp at page v. Otherwise very good internally. Pp.xx,438 + 6pp adverts. Numerous uncoloured illustrations.
Published : James Ridgway, London 1825, Second Edition
£85.00

Sinclair Ian and Hockey Phil - The Larger Illustrated Guide to Birds of Southern Africa

A very good copy of this substantial softcover book. 448pp. Profusely illustrated in colour by Peter Hayman and Norman Arlott. The most comprehensive guide to the region's birds.
Published : Struik Publishers, Cape Town 1997, Second Impression
£16.00

Sitwell, Sacheverell; Sitwell, Reresby; Sitwell, George; Sitwell Osbert - Hortus Sitwellianus

Illustrated by Meriel Edmunds.
Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. Ownership inscription and blind-stamp on front end-paper. 128 pages. 8 line illustrations. Contains Sir George Sitwell's "On The Making of Gardens", first published in 1909, together with a foreword, introduction to the 1947 edition and an account of the gardens at Renishaw today.
Published : Michael Russell, Salisbury 1984, First Edition
£15.00

Smiles Samuel - The Life of a Scotch Naturalist Thomas Edward Associate of the Linnean Society

A good copy in red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on spine. Gift inscription. Pp.xxxv,392. Illustrated.
Published : John Murray, London 1905, Popular Edition
£7.00

Smith Annie Lorrain - Lichens

A good copy in original green cloth decorated in black on the upper board and lettered in gilt. Smallish tear in cloth at edge of spine. Some underlining etc. in the text. 464pp. 135 figures in text. A very substantial work which includes a 24pp bibliography.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1921, First Edition
£10.00

Smith G.F. & Lowe D.B. - Androsaces

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 139pp. Photographic plates, illus. in text and sketch maps. A description of the various species and their cultivation.
Published : The Alpine Garden Society, Woking 1977, First Edition
£5.00

Smith L.H. - The Lyrebirds of Sherbrooke

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper. Gift inscription. Pp.xii,54. Profusely illustrated. A book of the author's experiences seeking to photograph lyrebirds in Sherbrooke Forest near Melbourne, Australia.
Published : Georgian House, Melbourne 1951, First Edition
£7.00

Smout Anne-Marie - The Birds of Fife an Outline of Their Status and Distribution

A very good copy. Paperback. 274 pages. Illustrations. Distribution maps.
Published : John Donald, Edinburgh 1986, First Edition
£7.00

St. John Charles - A Tour in Sutherlandshire with Extracts from the Field-Books of a Sportsman and Naturalist (2 Vols. Complete)

Hardbacks. A very good two volume set in green cloth lettered in gilt. Just a little bubbling to the front board of volume one. Previous owner's smallish ex libris plate on the front fixed endpaper of each volume. Not foxed. Pp.xxvi,296; x,374 + 2pp publisher's adverts. 11 full-page plates + tail-pieces. This second edition has a new Appendix on the Fauna of Sutherland by J.A. Harvie-Brown and T.E. Buckley.
Published : David Douglas, Edinburgh 1884, Second Edition
£48.00

St. John Charles - Wild Sports and Natural History of the Highlands

Illustrated by G. Denholm Armour and Edwin Alexander.
Hardback. A near very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. A little wear and tear at spine ends. A clean copy with little foxing. Pp.xxix,472. Well illustrated including many full-page colour plates. A good edition of this classic work on Highland wild life.
Published : Gurney and Jackson, London 1927,
£15.00

Stock, K. L. - Rose Books : A Bibliography of Books and Important Articles in Journals on the Genus Rosa, in English, French, German and Latin 1550-1975

Hardback. A near fine copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.x,533. Contains 3279 entries.
Published : Published By the Author, Milton Keynes 1984, First Edition
£30.00

Taverner Eric - Anglers' Fishes and Their Natural History

Nd. This is a reissue of the first edition of 1957 in grey cloth with green dustwrapper lettered and decorated in red. Very good in very good dustwrapper except for some damp-staining at the foot of the dustwrapper. 284pp. 75 illus. 125 text illus. A Lonsdale Library volume.
Published : Seeley, Service & Co. Ltd, London, Re-issue
£5.00

Taylor, D. W.; Davenport, D. L.; Flegg, Jim - The Birds of Kent : A Review of Their Status and Distribution

Hardback. A near-fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.vii,438. Illustrations. Distribution maps. A review of the status and distribution of the 348 species on the county list.
Published : The Kent Ornithological Society 1981, First Edition
£8.00

Thacker Christopher - The History of Gardens

A near fine copy in a similar price-clipped dustwrapper which is now protected. 288pp. 55 colour plates. 181 black and white plates.
Published : Croom Helm, London 1979, First Edition
£18.00

Thomson George - The Butterflies of Scotland: A Natural History

Hardback. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper which is now protected in a removable sleeve. Presentation inscription, possibly from author, on front end-paper - "To Jack with many thanks for all your help. George". Pp.xvii,267. 39 plates (including colour).. 97 figures including distribution maps. This is the first book to deal exclusively with the butterflies of Scotland.
Published : Croom Helm, London 1980, First Edition
£20.00

Thomson George - The Butterflies of Scotland: A Natural History

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xvii,267. 39 plates (including colour plates). 97 figures including distribution maps. This is the first book to deal exclusively with the butterflies of Scotland.
Published : Croom Helm Ltd, London 1980, First Edition
£20.00

Tomkies Mike - Golden Eagle Years

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Author's inscribed presentation copy. Pp.vi,202. Numerous illustrations in colour and black and white. Described as "an authoritative study of the golden eagle in the West Highlands of Scotland over eight years."
Published : Heinemann, London 1982, First Edition
£18.00

Troup R. S. - Exotic Forest Trees in the British Empire

Hardback. A near very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. Bookplate. Superficial water damage to top edge and outer edge of lower board does not affect the book internally. Pp.viii,259. 4 folding maps. The main object of the book is "to summarize the experience gained so far in regard to the cultivation, successful or otherwise, of exotic forest trees in different parts of the British Empire".
Published : Oxford University Press 1932, First Edition
£125.00

Tunnicliffe C.F. - Mereside Chronicle with a short Interlude of Lochs and Lochans

Hardback. 4to. A good copy faded on spine and upper board. Ownership inscription on front end-paper but very good internally. 200 pages. Numerous fine black and white illustrations.
Published : Country Life Ltd., London 1948, First Edition
£20.00

Tunnicliffe C.F. - Sketches of Bird Life

A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper with just a little creasing. A book of sketches many in colour. Introduction and commentary by Robert Gillmor.
Published : Victor Gollancz, London 1981, First Edition
£7.00

Tunnicliffe C.F. - Sketches Of Bird Life

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper except for a little foxing to page ends. 122 sketches, many in colour. Edited with an introduction by Robert Gillmor.
Published : Victor Gollancz, London 1981, First Edition
£6.00

Tunnicliffe, C. F. - The Peregrine Sketchbook

Hardback. 4to. A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. Board tips just slightly bumped. 79 pages. Fine, mainly colour, illustrations of peregrine falcons on Anglesey. Introduction by Robert Gillmor. Essay on "The Anglesey Peregrines" by Derek Ratcliffe.
Published : Excellent Press, London 1996, First Edition
£8.00

Tunnicliffe, C.F.; Cusa, Noel - Tunnicliffe's Birds: Measured Drawings By C. F. Tunnicliffe RA

Hardback. Folio. A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. Bookplate (of Peter Conder, ornithologist, conservationist and Director of the RSPB). 160 pages. Coloured illustrations by Tunnicliffe throughout. Cusa provides an Introduction, Commentary and Memoir of the artist.
Published : Victor Gollancz, London 1984, First Edition
£74.00

Warner Robert - Select Orchidaceous Plants

Folio. Softcover. A good copy but lacking the spine. 10 clean colour plates of orchids with accompanying text. This is a reprint of part of an original work of 1862 with a new Introduction.
Published : Kingsmead Reprints 1970,
£16.00

Watson Donald - Birds of Moor and Mountain

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which shows a little wear. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xvi,150. 38 plates with many in colour plus woodcuts. Chapters on British birds of hill and moor.
Published : Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh 1972, First Edition
£20.00

Watson Jeff - The Golden Eagle

Illustrated by Keith Brockie and Donald Watson.
Hardback. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xx,374. Colour plate. Black and white illustrations.Figures. Tables. A comprehensive monograph which covers all aspects of the Golden Eagle's biology and ecology.
Published : T & A D Poyser, London 1997, First Edition
£22.00

Watt George - The Pests and Blights of the Tea Plant Being a Report of Investigations Conducted in Assam and to Some Extent Also in Kangra

Hardback. A fair to good copy in a black half leather binding with green boards. Lettered and decorated in gilt on the spine. Trace of a bump and indentation near the top of the spine with a little water damage at top of end-papers. Presentation label signed by the author pasted to front fixed end-paper. Pp.467 + 17 pages index. 11 figures in text.
Published : Office of the Superintendent, Government Printing, Calcutta 1898, First Edition
£40.00

Weir, Tom - The Scottish Lochs 2

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's green cloth with title in gilt on spine. Many black and white photographs. No inscriptions. 246 pages. Very good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped. This volume covers some of the most unusual lochs in Scotland and contains detailed information on a wildlife and plant life rich in arctic associations.
Published : Constable, London 1972, First Edition
£5.00

Wheeler J. F. G. - On the Stock of Whales at South Georgia

4to. A very good copy in light grey card covers. Comprises pages 351-372 of Volume IX of the "Discovery Reports." 5 tables. 3 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 1934, First Edition Thus
£12.00

Whistler Hugh - Popular Handbook of Indian Birds

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper with some edge tears. Pp.xxviii,560. 24 plates (7 in colour) and 108 figures in the text.
Published : Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh 1963, Fourth Edition Revised and Enlarged
£15.00

Whitaker John O. - The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mammals

A fine copy of this softcover pocket size field guide complete with wrap-around band/dustwrapper. 745pp. 313 colour plates. A nice, tight copy.
Published : Alfred A Knopf, New York 1991, Reprint
£6.00

White Francis Buchanan W. - The Flora of Perthshire

Hardback. A fair copy only with tears to the spine, gilt number on spine and stamps of a Perthshire society. Some neat ink and pencil annotations (generally giving further locations or names for species). Pp.lix,447. Edited with an introduction and life of the author, a list of his scientific publications, and an appendix by James W.H. Trail. Frontispiece portrait. Map. A working copy.
Published : William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh 1898, First Edition
£14.00

White Rev. Gilbert (Edited By Edward Jesse) - The Natural History of Selborne with Observations on various Parts of Nature And the Naturalist's Calendar

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. Bohn's Libraries edition. A nice clean tight copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xxiv,416 + 32pp adverts. Frontispiece (stained down outer edge) and 40 attractive clean coloured engravings.
Published : George Bell & Sons, London 1900,
£28.00

Whitehead, G.Kenneth - The Wild Goats of Great Britain and Ireland

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. 184 pages. Black and white illustrations. 6 goat distribution maps. Chapters on the origin of wild goats, their natural history, the lore and legend of goats etc. Includes a gazetteer of wild goats. Errata slip loosely inserted.
Published : David & Charles, Newton Abbot 1972, First Edition
£15.00