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Natural History / Botany

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,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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,

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

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

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

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

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

Williamson Kenneth and Boyd J. Morton - St. Kilda Summer

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in silver. In a good dustwrapper which is a little chipped/ torn at spine ends and which has internal sellotape repairs. The wrapper, which is price-clipped, is now protected in a clear, removeable sleeve. A clean copy internally without ownership inscription or other marking. 224 pages. Map end-papers. 24 illustrations. A compelling study of St. Kilda by two well-known ornithologists.
Published : Hutchinson, London 1960, First Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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,

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