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Natural History / Botany

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

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 Deer of Great Britain and Ireland; an Account of Their History, Status and Distribution

Hardback. A very good copy in maroon cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and decorated with the head and antlers of a deer in silver on the upper board. In a near very good dustwrapper which shows moderate edge wear and which is now protected in a removable sleeve. SIGNED by the author on the title page. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription and with sound hinges. Pp.xv,597. 95 plates. 15 maps. A highly-regarded study.
Published : Routledge & Kegan Paul, London 1964, First Edition
£54.00

Whittle Tyler - Some Ancient Gentlemen Being an Examination of Certain People, Plants and Gardens

Illustrated by Sally Seymour.
A very good copy in a near vg dustwrapper with one closed tear. 244pp. 16 illustrations. Both a valuable gardening manual and an erudite discourse on plants, gardens and those who make them.
Published : Heinemann, London 1965, First Edition
£12.00

Wilkie David - Gentians

A very good copy in a good, virtually complete dustwrapper which is now protected. 255pp. Frontispiece and 95 illustrations.
Published : Country Life, London 1950, Revised Edition
£15.00

Wilkie David - Gentians

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt in a near very good dustwrapper which has minor internal repairs and which is not price-clipped. No ownership inscription. Pp.xii,187. Colour frontispiece by John Nash + 91 photographic illustrations. This was the first British book to be entirely devoted to gentians.
Published : Country Life, London 1936, First Edition
£14.00

Willock Colin - The Book of the Wood Pigeon

Illustrated by William Garfit.
Hardback. A near fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. A smallish red mark at the top edge of the pages prevents the book from being fine. Pp.xviii,157. 10 illustrations. 5 charts.
Published : White Lion Books, Cambridge 1995, First Edition
£9.00

Wilson A. - The Altitudinal Range of British Plants

A very good copy in brown paper covers with black lettering on upper cover. 117pp. The altitudinal range of each plant is given in different locations in which it is found.
Published : T. Buncle & Co. Ltd., Arbroath 1956, Second Edition Revised and Enlarged
£5.00

Wilson Edward (Edited By Brian Roberts) - Birds of the Antarctic

4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 191pp. This is a selection of more than 300 drawings and paintings made by Wilson while on the two Antarctic expeditions of Captain Scott. 60 pages of colour and 42 pages of monochrome illustrations.
Published : New Orchard Editions, Poole 1987, Reprint
£25.00

Wilson James - The Evolution of British Cattle and the Fashioning of Breeds

Hardback. A good copy. Some marking/fading to the boards but the spine is clean with clear lettering. Small ownership inscription. Some edge and end-paper foxing. Pp.viii,147 + 4 pages of publisher's adverts. Illustrated. A study of the origins and evolution of British breeds of cattle.
Published : Vinton & Company, London 1909, First Edition
£14.00

Withering William - A Botanical Arrangement of All the Vegetables Naturally Growing in Great Britain with Descriptions of the Genera and Species According to the System of the Celebrated Linnaeus Volume I.

Hardback. A good copy in a fairly worn full leather binding lettered in gilt on spine. Ownership inscription at top of title page of Daines Barrington, the English lawyer, antiquary and naturalist. (Second ownership inscription on front end-paper). Pp.xcvi,383. Two folding plates. This early British Flora was the first in English to be based on the Linnaean system.
Published : Printed By M. Swinney for T. Cadell and P. Elmsley and G. Robinson 1776, First Edition
£190.00

Woodcock H. Drysdale, K.C. And Coutts J. V.M.H. - Lilies Their Culture and Management Including a Complete Descriptive List of Species

A very good copy in original cloth. Small inscription on f.e.p. 242pp. Frontispiece and 130 illustrations.
Published : Country Life, London 1936, Second Edition
£5.00

Wooster David - Alpine Plants: Figures and Descriptions of Some of the Most Striking and Beautiful of the Alpine Flowers [First and Second Series}

Hardbacks. A very good two volumes set uniformly bound in dark green half-leather bindings with bevelled edges. Lettered in silver on the spines which have six raised bands. Top edge gilt. No ownership inscription and little foxing. The First Series volume is the second edition. The Second Series volume is the first edition. Each volume has 54 attractive colour plates. Pp.xii,152; [iv],140. [Please note this is a heavy set which will require extra postage.]
Published : George Bell & Sons, London 1874,
£110.00

Wormell Peter - Pinewoods of the Black Mount

Illustrated by Christopher Wormell.
Hardback. A fine copy in brown cloth lettered in black on white title-pieces to spine and upper board. 94 pages. Woodcuts. 2 maps. A study of the pine woods of the Black Mount area at the southern fringe of Rannoch Moor.
Published : The Countryman 2003, First Edition
£40.00