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[6843] Althea. Bats - Based on the Long Eared Bat. London: Longman, 1986. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Illustrated Card. Good 6.5 x 8.25"; 24pp; illustrated card covers; part of the Life-cycle books series; crease to front cover, otherwise a good clean copy;  £3.00

[10938] Armstrong, Robin. Under the Bridge. London: George Philip, 1991. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hardback. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 0-540-01246-7. 7.75 x 10"; 143 pages; blue cloth with silver title; dustwrapper; vg/vg;  £18.00

[6851] Bellamy, David. Discovering the Countryside with David Bellamy - Grassland Walks. London: Country Life, 1983. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Illustrated Laminated Boards. Very Good / Very Good. 8 x 10.75"; 125pp; illustrated laminated boards; dustwrapper; very good copy;  £8.00

[11851] Boswall, Jeffrey. Private Lives - studies of birds and other animals from the BBC TV wildlife series Look and Private Lives. London: BBC, 1970. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardback. Good / Good. ISBN: 0-563-08591-6. 7 x 9.5"; 160 pages; green cloth with gilt; dustwrapper, bumped to edges; g/g; illustrated;  £8.00


[22071] Boxer, Arabella. Hamlyn Spice Book, The. ill. Lane, Sandra. London: Hamlyn, 1997. First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hardback. Good / As New. ISBN: 0-600-58986-2. 255 pages. The complete guide to culinary spices with over 170 recipes.  £20.00

[10885] Carwardine, Mark ( Researched and written by). Whale & Dolphin Conversation Society. Bath: Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, 1997. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Paperback. Very Good 11.75 x 8.25" tall; 32 pages; large format illustrated paperback; as new;  £5.00

[22072] Chapman, Kit. Great British Chefs. ill. Brigdale, Martin - Photographs. London: Pyramid, 1994. Reprint. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Illustrated Laminated Card. Good ISBN: 1-85732-540-0. 192 pages. Collection of recipes from 18 distinguished British chefs.  £8.00

[14428] Clapham, A. R. (text). Oxford Book of Trees, The. ill. Nicholson, B. E.. London: Oxford University Press, 1975. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardback. Good / Fair. Good practical guide to trees likely to be seen in the British Isles. Dustjacket is chipped, priceclipped and slightly browned.  £10.00


[11774] Claxton, W.J.. Outdoor Year, The. London: Blackie, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardback. Good / No Jacket. 5.25 x 7.75"; 184 pages; blue cloth with yellow titles; no dustwrapper; illustrated throughout and with black and white plates; g/-; no date.  £6.00


[11330] Coleman-Cooke, John. Exmoor - National Park Guide No. 8. London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1970. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Paperback. Good ISBN: 0117004871. 5.25 x 8.5"; 110 pages; paperback; illustrated; g/-;  £5.00


[8047] Cornish, C. J. (editor). Living Animals of the World, The - A Popular Natural History. London: Hutchinson, 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hardback. Good / No Jacket - as issued. 8.5 x 11"; 776pp in two volumes; green cloth with black titles and illustration; corners lightly worn; over 1200 illustrations; good clean copies; shipping weight 5kg. Not dated.  £25.00

[9470] Duncan, F. M. & L. T.. Bees, Wasps and Ants - Wonder of Insect Life Series. Oxford: Humphrey Milford for Oxford University Press, 1931. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Hardback. Good / No Jacket. 4.75 x 7"; 87 pages; brown cloth with green titles and illustration to front board, slight stain to top left of front board, not affecting contents; illustrated; g/-;  £10.00


[19530] Fabre. Fabre's Book of Insects. ill. Detmold. Edward Julius. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hardback. Good / No Jacket. 184 pages. Eleven colour plates together with colour frontispiece. Retold from Alexander Teixeira De Mattos' translation of Fabre's Souvenirs Entomologiques by Mrs. Rodolph Stawell. Slightly faded white cloth with gilt titles and decorations, small tear to top edge of spine.  £80.00


[13841] Fairbairn, Douglas. Squirrel Forever, A. London: Cassell, 1974. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardcover. Good / Good - Priceclipped. ISBN: 0-304-29446-2. The Florida coast is the setting for this entertaining and beautifully told nature story. Dustjacket has been priceclipped, and there is former owner's libris label to the free front endpaper.  £12.00


[2854] Fitter, R. S. R.. New Naturalist, The - London's Natural History. London: Collins, 1945. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardback. Good / Fair. 6.25 x 8.75"; 282pp; green cloth with gilt; dustwrapper chipped with small loss to top of spine; numerous colour and b&w illustrations; foxing to edges; good copy;  £15.00


[11786] Glaser, Gail. Voice for the Mute Swan, A. London: Whittet Books, 1989. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Hardback. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 0905483731. 7.75 x 6.75" tall; 124 pages; blue cloth with gilt; dustwrapper; colour plates and line illustrations by the author; vg/vg;  £8.00


[21545] Golikov A. N. et al. Zhivotnie i Rastenila Zaliva Petra Velikogo - Animals and Plants From the Gulf of Peter the Great, Sea of Japan. Leningrad: Nauka, 1976. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hardback. Good 361 pages. Russian text throughout. Black and white illustrations. Sorry we cannot offer any more details, as we do not speak or read Russian. Pictures available.  £30.00


[5270] Grovesnor, Gilbert M. (editor). Marvels of Animal Behaviour, The. Washington, DC: National Geographic Society, 1976. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hardcover. Good / Fair. 7.25 x 10.25"; 422pp; brown buckram with gilt title and illustration to front board; dustwrapper, chipped to edges; fully illustrated; former owners inscription;  £8.00


[21454] Hall-Jones, G.. Handbook to the Fiordland National Park. Invercargill, NZ: Fiordland National Park Board, 1963. Second Reprint. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Paperback. Good 78 pages plus appendix plus fold-out map. Colour frontispiece, other illustrations black and white. Covers are a little marked.  £15.00


[14703] Harmon, Carole & Robinson, Bart. Byron Harmon: Mountain Photographer. Banff: Altitude Publishing, 1992. First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Paperback. Signed by Author. As New ISBN: 1-55153-078-3. Title page signed by Best Wishes Carol Harmon.  £50.00


[11785] Havins, Peter J. Neville. Otter in Britain, The. London: Hale, 1981. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardback. Good / Good. ISBN: 0709185804. 5.5 x8.75"; 192 pages; green cloth with silver; dustwrapper; self-adhesive label to dustwrapper/front endpaper stating that it has been damaged in transit - no visible signs of damage; illustrated; g/g;  £6.00


[10888] Heimlich-Boran, Sara & James. Killer Whales. Grantown-on-Spey: Colin Baxter Photography, 1997. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Paperback. Very Good ISBN: 0-948661-41-0. 10 x 9" tall; 72 pages; large format illustrated paperback; vg/-;  £7.00


[12306] Hoare, Thomas W . Look About You - Nature study Books - Book 1. ill. Illustrated. Edinburgh: T.C & E.C. Jack, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Decorative Cloth. Good / No Jacket. 1907c - A book from the Teacher of Nature Study to the Falkirk School Board and Stirlingshire County Council - colour plates and line drawings throughout  £20.00


[10887] Hoyt, Erich. Seasons of the Whale. Bath: Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, 1998. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Paperback. Very Good ISBN: 1-901386-03-1. 9 x 10"; 104 pages; large format paperback; vg/-;  £15.00


[11602] Johns, Rev. C. A.. Forest Trees of Britain, The. London: SPCK, 1892. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardback. Good 5.25 x 8"; 431 pages; green cloth with gilt title to spine, gilt tree illustration to front board, and black decorations to front board and spine; a good tight clean book;  £30.00


[1267] Johns, Rev. C. A.. British Birds in their Haunts. London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1885. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Hardback. Good 7.75 x 5.25"; 626pp + 4pp advertisements; blue cloth with gilt and black; scuffed to top and bottom of spine; with illustrations on wood, drawn by Wolf, engraved by Whymper;  £40.00


[1480] Kappel, A. W. and Kirby, W.. Beetles, Butterflies, Moths, And Other Insects. A brief introduction to their collection and Preservation. London: Cassell, 1892. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardback. Good / No Jacket - as issued. 8.75 x 7"; 182pp + list of Cassell publications; brown cloth with black insects and text; 12 coloured plates, plate 1 slightly chipped and creased; both end papers repaired with sellotape, contents not affected;  £30.00


[6928] Kearton, Richard. Fairy Land of Living Things, The. ill. Kearton, Cherry. London: Cassell, 1907. First Edition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Hardback. Good / No Jacket - as issued. 5 x 7"; 182pp; green cloth with gilt title to spine, front board illustrated; all edges gilt; fully illustrated with photographs by Cherry Kearton; very good tight copy;  £12.00


[11855] Lanworn, R. A.. Book of Reptiles, The. London: Hamlyn, 1972. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hardback. Very Good / Good. ISBN: 0600312739. 8.5 x 11.5"; 127 pages; green cloth with gilt; dustwrapper, priceclipped and chipped; vg/g; illustrated;  £10.00


[5797] Looker, Samuel J. (selected and arranged with an introduction by). Jefferies Companion, The. London: Country Book Club, 1952. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Hardback. Good / Fair. 4.75 x 7.75"; 342pp; green cloth with gilt; dustwrapper, chipped to edges; illustrated; good clean copy;  £8.00


[13640] Mason, George F.. Animal Sounds. London: Phoenix, 1958. Uncorrected Advance Proof. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Paperback. Good  £8.00


[11796] Matthews, Richard. Nightmares of Nature. London: Harper Collins, 1995. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hardback. As New / As New. ISBN: 0002200155. 7.5 x 10"; 256 pages; illustrated laminated boards; fully illustrated; as new;  £15.00


[11965] Mochi, Ugo. Hoofed mammals of the world. London: Lutterworth Press, 1974. First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hardback. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 0-7188-2088-6. Three hundred species and subspecies of hoofed mammals are vividly portrayed and expertly described in this unique natural history.  £10.00


[7676] Montgomery, Sy. Journey of the Pink Dolphins - An Amazon Quest. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardback. Good / Good. ISBN: 0-684-84558-X. 6.25 x 9.5"; 317pp; blue cloth boards, white cloth spine with gilt; dustwrapper; illustrated; some bumping to top edge, otherwise a very good copy;  £12.00


[5175] Mountfort, Guy. Tigers. Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1973. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardback. Good / Good. ISBN: 0-7153-6283-6. 7 x 9.5"; 96pp; black cloth with gilt; dustwrapper; illustrated; good copy;  £6.00


[13909] Newman, Edward. Natural History of British Butterflies & Moths, The. ill. Willis, George. London: David Bogue, 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hardback. Good The publishers' name, David Bogue, has been crossed through with ink to the title page, and the oval stamp of T. Cooke & Son has been made to the short title page. The Figures drawn by George Willis, and Engraved by John Kirchner. A detailed account of all British butterflies and moths with detailed b/w engraved drawings of each species. In two parts: The Illustrated Natural History of British Butterflies xvi, 176 pp. The Illustrated Natural History of British Moths viii, 486 pp. Hinges cracked. All edges gilt. Heavy red bevelled cloth boards with gilt lettering and front board and spine. Gilt illustration of butterfly in centre and four corners of front board. Gilt illustration of moth on spine. Black decorative rule on front board and spine.  £50.00


[4009] No Author. Wonderful Worlds of Walt Disney, The - Worlds of Nature. London: Grolier, 1965. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hardback. Good / No Jacket. 7.5 x 10.5"; 256pp; decorated green cloth boards with black, green spine with black; spine chipped to top edge; good copy; fully illustrated;  £4.00


[17683] No Author. Muir Woods National Monument. Mill Valley, CA: John Schlette, 1971. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Illustrated Laminated Card. Very Good ISBN: B001U77E2Y. 20 page pamphlet, fully illustrated.  £12.00


[3957] No Author. New Naturalist, The - A Journal of British Natural History. London: Collins, 1948. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hardback. Good Reading Copy / Poor. 8 x 11"; 216pp; faded green cloth with green; dustwrapper loosely inserted to front, mostly complete but separate; contents, Woodlands, The Western Isles of Scotland, Migration, and The Local Naturalist. good reading copy; 12 colour photographs and 175 illustrations in black and white;  £10.00


[21228] No Author. Remarkable Insects. London: Religious Tract Society, 1842. 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall. Hardback. Good Reading Copy / No Jacket - as issued. ISBN: 0-600-55804-5. 160 pages. Brown cloth with gilt titles and decorations. Spine is scuffed, contents good and complete.  £20.00


[5501] Oberjohann, Heinrich. Wild Elephant Chase - Adventure in the Lake Chad Region. London: Dennis Dobson, 1953. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardback. Good / Fair. 5.75 x 8.75"; 189pp; brown cloth with gilt; dustwrapper, chipped to top of spine; illustrated; good copy;  £15.00


[8404] Parker, T. Jeffery. Lessons in Elementary Biology. New York: Macmillan, 1898. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Hardback. Good 5 x 7"; 503pp; red cloth with gilt; 127 illustrations; good;  £8.00


[14054] Perkins, John et al. Historic Taf Valleys - Volume Two. Merthyr Tydfil: Merthyr Tydfil and District Naturalists' Society, 1982. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardback. As New / No Jacket. In the Brecon Beacons National Park.  £15.00


[14060] Perkins, John W.. Historic Taf Valleys - Volume Three. Merthyr Tydfil: Merthyr Tydfil and District Naturalists' Society, 1986. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardback. As New / No Jacket. ISBN: 0-905928-59-8. From the Taf confluence at Cefn-Coed-y-Cymmer to Aberfan.  £15.00


[11799] Perring, Franklyn & Paige, John. Tomorrow is Too Late - A Celebration of our Wildlife Heritage in aid of the British Wildlife Appeal. London: Macmillan, 1990. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardback. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 0333543130. 10 x 9" tall; 109 pages; brown cloth with gilt; dustwrapper; fully illustrated; appeal leaflet loosely inserted to front; vg/vg; introduced by Sir David Attenborough and foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales;  £10.00


[11683] Pitt, Frances. Meet us in the Garden. ill. Herbert, Stanley. London: Lutterworth, 1946. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardback. Good / Good. 6.75 x 8.5"; 94 pages; blue cloth with gilt title to spine, and gilt facsimile signature to front board; dustwrapper, browned to spine; good/good; with delightful scraperboard illustrations by Stanley Herbert;  £10.00


[20059] Pouchet, F. A,. Universe, The - Or Infinitely Great and Infinitely Little. London: Blackie & Son, 1877. Fifth Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Full-Leather. Good / No Jacket - as issued. 564 pages. Blue leather with gilt titles and decorations to spine, and gilt emblem of Rugby School to front. Front board almost detached, otherwise a nice tight clean book. Prize lable to W. Whetstone, dated MDCCCLXXVII. Overseas customers please contact us for shipping rates before ordering this book  £40.00


[12958] Proctor, Elsie. Looking at Nature - Book 3. Working with Nature. London: A & C Black Ltd, 1964. Reprint. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hardback. Very Good / Good. Presentation label to free front endpaper. Illustrated. Small closed tears to dustwrapper,  £6.00


[11854] Ruben, Lissa. Cry From The Wild, A - A Tale Of Two Orphans. London: Macdonald, 1991. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hardback. Very Good / Good. ISBN: 0356200485. 9 x 12"; 143 pages; blue boards with gilt; dustwrapper, slightly bumped to top edge; vg/g; illustrated; this is the story of two small African elephants, victims of poaching, who were rescued and brought to Daphne Sheldrick's Nairobi home - a sanctuary for orphans just half an hour from the city centre;  £30.00


[10519] Selsam, Millicent E. and Hunt, Joyce. First Look at Whales, A. New York: Scholastic Book Services, 1980. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Illustrated Laminated Card. Good ISBN: 0-590-72096-1. 7.5 x 9"; 32 pages; illustrated card covers; g/-; illustrated; commonwealth edition;  £5.00


[19885] Seton, Ernest Thompson. Trail of the Sandhill Stag, The. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Hardback. Good / No Jacket. 112 pages. Green cloth boards with gilt/black titles and illustrations. Contains 60 drawings.  £8.00


[1061] Snagge Geoffrey. More Letters From Woodstock. ill. Humphries, Graham. London: Pelham Books, 1971. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardback. Very Good / Good. ISBN: 0-7207-0457-X. 5.75 x 8.75"; red cloth with gilt; dustwrapper with creases to front inside flap; illustrated by Graham Humphries; it is a virtually a diary which records the day-to-day changes in the garden;  £12.00


[13389] Stearn, William T. Natural History Museum at South Kensington. London: Heinemann, 1981. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Paperback. Very Good ISBN: 0-434-73601-5. A history of the British Museum (Natural History) 1753-1980.  £20.00


[6985] Struthers, John. Life and Death of A Pool, The. Shrewsbury: Swan Hill, 1993. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hardback. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 1-85310-403-5. 8.5 x 11.25"; 136pp; beige cloth with gilt; dustwrapper; very good copy;  £12.00


[8290] Taylor, J. E.. Half-Hours in The Green Lanes - A Book for a Country Stroll. London: Allen, 1891. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Hardback. Good 5 x 7.5"; 328 + 47pp advertisements; green cloth with gilt titles and decorations; pages 3-14 almost detached, otherwise a very good bright clean copy  £8.00


[2836] Vesey-Fitzgerald, Brian. New Naturalist, The - British Game;. London: Readers Union/Collins, 1953. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardback. Good Reading Copy / No Jacket. 6 x 8.75"; 240pp; green cloth with gilt, spine a little faded; minor foxing not affecting contents; with twenty-eight reproductions in colour and eighty-one black and white photographs; good reading copy;  £8.00


[18678] White, Rev. Gilbert. Natural History of Selborne, The. London: Bell and Daldy, 1862. 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall. Full-Leather. Good / No Jacket. 426 pages. Heavily embossed leather boards, with raised bands to spine, lacks title label. Lacks free front endpaper and is shaken - needs some tender loving care. All page edges are gilt with diamond tooling.  £40.00


[2303] Wilkinson, Gerald. Woodland Walks. Exeter: Webb & Bower/ Ordnance Survey, 1985. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardback. Good / Good. 7 x 9.25"; 320pp; green cloth with gilt; dustwrapper; red cloth page marker; good clean copy; fully illustrated, colour maps;  £10.00


[19694] Worsley-Benison, H. W. S.. Nature's Fairy-Land - Rambles By Woodland, Meadow, Stream and Shore. London: Elliot Stock, 1892. Fourth Edition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Hardback. Good / No Jacket - as issued. 232 pages. Red cloth with gilt titles and black decorations. All edges gilt.  £10.00


[3772] Wyse, Elizabeth (editor). Guinness Book of Amazing Nature, The. London: Guinness, 1998. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Illustrated Laminated Boards. Good 8.75 x 12"; 240pp; illustrated laminated boards; very good copy with school presentation label to frontispiece;  £10.00


[11531] Wyss, C. von. Biological Drawings - First Series - Animal Studies. London: University of London Press, Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Disbound. Good / Slipcase. 9 x 13"; blue slipcase, bottom edge missing; originally, containing 12 drawings - numerous duplicates included, making 28 in total, on stiff card; good. Not dated, but appears c1950.  £20.00


[21227] Zahradnik, Jiri. Guide to Bees, Wasps and Ants. ill. Severa, Frantisek. London: Hamlyn, 1991. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardback. Very Good / Very Good. ISBN: 0-600-55804-5. 192 pages. This is a practical guide to one of the largest of all insect groups, with over 45,000 species in Europe alone and some 100,000 worldwide.  £25.00

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