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1 The Hive and Its Wonders

The Religious Tract Society

16mo - over 5" - 6" tall, Hardcover: Good, 
Original green blind stamped cloth with gilt titling and decoration, 126pp, illustrated, pages 41-48 becoming loose, undated. X003726 
Price: 32.00 GBP
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2 Orchids for the Outdoor Garden
A W Darnell
L Reeve & Co Ltd

1930, 1st Edition: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall, Hardcover: Very Good, Very Good
Original green cloth with black titling, and dustwrapper which is chipped and with closed tears to the spine, spine itself darkened, xx/467pp, illustrated with 22 colour plates, bookplate to front pastedown, a descriptive list of the world's orchids that may be grown outdoors in the British Islea, for the use of amateur gardeners. There will be additional postage due to weight [1.8kg approx] X004684 
Price: 70.00 GBP
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3 The British Grasses and Sedges
Anne Pratt

1860, 1st: 8vo, Cloth: Very Good, 
Original green blind stamped cloth with gilt titling, spine repaired, cloth faded and spine browned, 136pp, illustrated with colour plates showing 216 different species. Original owner's name [Richard Postans] neatly inscribed along top of title page. His short biography is noted on the fep. He taught farming in Shelly in Suffolk and was a member of the Coroner's jury in the notorious Maria Martin trial. X007367 
Price: 70.00 GBP
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4 Plants
The Relgious Tract Society

16mo, Hardcover: VG, 
Original green blind stamped cloth with gilt titling and cartouche to front, 5 chapters separately paginated, gilt page edges, illustrated with engraved vignettes, undated but inscription to title page dated 1845. A fine copy. X007347 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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5 Sights in All Seasons
The Relgious Tract Society

16mo - over 5" - 6" tall, Hardcover: Fine, 
Original green blind stamped cloth with gilt titling and cartouche to front,372pp, gilt page edges, illustrated with engravings, undated but inscription to endpaper dated 1858. A fine copy of a scarce title. X007348 
Price: 55.00 GBP
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6 My Garden in Spring, Summer, Autumn & Winter 3 volumes
Bowles, E. A.
David & Charles Reprints
0715355562 / 9780715355565
1972, Reprint: 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall, Hardcover in Slipcase: VG, VG
3 volumes, original cloth and dustwrappers contained in a plain green slipcase, all 3 d/ws have their price neatly cut out, a reprint of the originals published in the early 1900s, this edition with a new introduction by Anthony Huxley. Heavy - UK postage 6.50. X014200 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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1888, 1st: 8vo, Decorative Cloth: VG, 
xxx+274pp, photo of Author to frontis. VG clean copy in rather fine green cloth boards with gilt/black decoration of birds, Slight wear to cornrs of boards, head of spine a little frayed. Small bookplate to front pastedown. 013137 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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8 The Observer's Book of Caterpillars
Carter David J
0723215928 / 9780723215929
1979, 1st: 16mo, Hard Cover: VG, VG
1st (only) edition - 0080.1178. 159pp. Near fine copy in VG clean unfaded dw, price clipped by publisher with new price label. 015874 
Price: 12.95 GBP
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9 Orchids for Everyone
Charles H Curtis
J M Dent & Sons Ltd

1910, 1st Edition: 4to, Cloth: VG-, 
Original green cloth with gilt titling and decoration, cloth faded especially to the tops of both boards, and very slight splitting to edges of spine, xii/234pp, illustrated with 53 colour plates and 43 b/w plates, internally clean with faint foxing here and there. X004685 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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10 The Geranium Species Checklist (4 Parts of 7)
Clifton, R
The Geraniaceae Group

4to, Card Cover: Very Good, 
Vol 1 Geraniaceae knuth tribe 1 geranieae part 2 geranium species checklist edition 5 / and part 4 pelargoniumspecies checklist edition 5 / vol 5 gananiaceae Benth and Hook part 1 oxalis / geranium family species checklist edition 4 part 5 sarcocaulon X020156 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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The Herring and the Herring Fishery, De Caux J W
11 The Herring and the Herring Fishery
De Caux J W
Hamilton Adams & Co

1881, 1st: 8vo, Cloth: VG-, 
viii+159pp, adverts. Some spotting to edges, more obvious foxing to a few pages, slight stian to top edges of last 40 pages. Modern-ish rebinding in green cloth boards. Scarce. 017297 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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12 Sea-Monsters and Sea-Birds from 'The Sea and Its Living Wonders'
Dr H Hartwig
Longmans Green and Co

1887, 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall, Full-Leather: Very Good, 
Original red leather with gilt decoration and title to spine, rebacked with original spine laid down, marbled endpapers and page edges, 159pp, with 75 illustrations, ink inscription to fep. X002310 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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13 Philippine Birds
Du Pont John Eleuthere
Delaware Museum Of Natural History
0913176036 / 9780913176030
1971, 1st: 4to, VG, Good
Comprehensive account of the birds of these Islands with colour plates. 480pp. VG copy in edge worn dw. X019739 
Price: 19.95 GBP
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14 Cultivated Plants of the World : Trees; Shrubs; Climbers
Ellison, Don
New Holland Publishers, Limited
1859742564 / 9781859742563
2001, Reprint: 4to, Hardcover: VG, VG
Original cloth and dustwrapper spine of which is slightly sunned, 608pp, a comprehensive book to aid in the identification of over 4,250 of the world's cultivated trees, shrubs and climbers with photographs in colour. Heavy - UK postage 7.50 X016278 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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15 The Observer's Book of British Birds' Eggs
Evans G
F W Warne

1954, 1st: 16mo, Cloth: VG-, VG-
1st edition (903.1053) in dust wrapper. 216pp. A nice clean copy, slight age browning, in unfaded cloth boards. Dust wrapper complete, spine unfaded, some minor edge wear with signs of old repairs to reverse on rear panel, general age toning , not price clipped. A nice copy of the scarce 1st edition. 014288 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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The Moths of Essex, Goodey Brian
16 The Moths of Essex
Goodey Brian
Lopinga Books
0953036251 / 9780953036257
2004, 1st: 8vo, Card: Fine, 
Detailed account of the moths of the County with distribution maps etc. 362pp, illustrated. Fine copy in card covers. 016605 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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17 The Genera and Species of British Butterflies
H Noel Humphreys
Paul Gerrard & Son

1859, Small 4to, Cloth: Good+, 
Original gilt decorated purple cloth covers, some marking and damp spotting, spine repaired and orignal cloth laid down, endpapers replaced. 66pp with 4pp appendix on methods of preserving butterflies and moths, illustrated with full page colour frontispiece and 32 colour plates, generally VG. a little staining to inner margins of a few plates. X006913 
Price: 200.00 GBP
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18 The Ruffed Grouse
Hall Henry Marion
Oxford University Press

1946, 1st Edition: 4to, Cloth: VG, Good +
91pp, illustrated with b/w drawings and full page colour. Near VG copy (slight foxing to prelims) in edge worn dw with closed tears. X003363 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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A Bird Guide to the Fields of Experience :The Private Diaries of Passionate Birdwatcher Volume 1, Jarvis Frank
19 A Bird Guide to the Fields of Experience :The Private Diaries of Passionate Birdwatcher Volume 1
Jarvis Frank
0995797609 / 9780995797604
2017, 1st: Large 8vo, Hard Cover: Fine, Fine
Diaries and sketchs of the Bird watcher and painter, Frank Jarvis 1958-1993. 152pp. Fine copy in dw. Signed by the editior, Jane Ironside. 015818 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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20 Lake SSSIs Subject to Eutrophication - an Environmental Audit English Nature Freshwater Series No 3
Laurence Carvalho & Brian Moss
English Nature

1998, 1st: 4to, Card Cover: Very Good, 
Original ring bound card covers, illustrated with maps etc, unpaginated. X003170 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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21 Birds of Ireland
Martyn Anglesea
Blackstaff Press

1983, 1st: Large Folio (Landscape), Hardcover in Slipcase: Fine, 
Half calf marbled boards, raised bands, bound by Sydney Aiken, Co. Down. No 41 of a Limited Edition of 250 copies.. Signed by Martyn Anglesea, Ulster Museum, also signed by the Designed Wendy Dunbar. of Blackstaff Press. 9pp. Paintings of Richard Dunscombe Parker (c1805-81) - 40 colour plates. Notes on the colour plates, List of Illustrations of Irish Birds, Bibliography - pages 97 - 113. Fine copy, Heavy - please enquire for postage costs. X019573 
Price: 650.00 GBP
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22 Practical Taxidermy: A Manual of Instruction to the Amateur in Collecting, Preserving, and Setting Up Natural History Specimens of All Kinds
Montague Brown
L Upcott Gill

Second Edition: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall, Decorative Cloth: Good, 
Original cloth with gilt titling and gilt motif of an eagle to upper board, ink stains to lower edge of same board and upper edge of lower board, and also more seriously to page edges, but not affecting text, 354pp, illustrated. Second edition and undated. X002904 
Price: 28.00 GBP
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23 American Warblers : An Ecological and Behavioral Perspective
Morse, Douglass H.
0674030354 / 9780674030350
1989, 1st Edition: Large 8vo, Hardcover: VG, VG
Original cloth and dustwrapper, 406pp, illustrated with figures. X010143 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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24 The Vultures of Africa
Mundy Peter, Butchart Duncan, Ledger John & Piper Steven
Academic Press
0125105851 / 9780125105859
1992, 1st: Large 4to, Hard Cover: Fine, VG
Massive study of these impressive birds. 460pp, well illustrated. Fine copy in near fine dust wrapper. Scarce. Very Heavy - UK postage 8.95. 017111 
Price: 100.00 GBP
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25 The Mojave River and Its Valley
Peirson Erma
The Arthur H Clarke Company

1970, 1st Edition: 8vo, Hardcover: VG, Good
Original cloth in slightly worn dustwrapper, 229pp, illustrated, the story of its discovery, its paradoxical nature, its service as a pathway for migration, and the progress of its valley. Signed by the author. X015198 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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26 Ditch Communities on the North Kent Marshes SSSIs. English Nature Research Report No 289
Philip Williams and Caroline Ware
English Nature

1999, 1st Edition: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall, Card Cover: Nr Fine, 
Original printed card cover with cloth spine, 29pp with four page Appendix, illustrated with 26 full page maps. X003164 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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27 Forty Years with Dogs
Richardson Lt Col Edwin Hautenville
Hutchinson & Co

1st Edition: Large 8vo, Cloth: VG-, 
Undated, but inscription to fep dated 1929. 288pp, 42 plates. Some scattered light spotting, otherwise a VG clean copy.Original blue cloth boards a little water marked on spine. X005747 
Price: 95.00 GBP
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28 The Life of a Tiger
S Eardley-Wilmot
Edward Arnold

1911, First Edition: 8vo, Hardcover: Very Good, 
Original dark green cloth with gilt titling and tiger's head vignette, spine faded, 183pp, xvi publishers catalogue, illustrated with drawings and photographs, in very good condition X000274 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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29 Salmon Fishing
W Earl Hodgson
A & C Black Ltd

1906, 1st Edition: 8vo, Hardcover: Very Good, 
Original blue cloth with gilt titling and illustration of a salmon to upper board, 314pp, with a colour frontispiece and seven colour plates of flies, and monochrome illustrations, a few spots to the fore-edge of pages. X004218 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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30 Common Sea Fishes of the Arabian Gulf and Gulf of Oman
White A W & Barwani M A
Trucial States Council

1971, 1st: 4to, Card: VG-, 
Details of fishes found in this region with line drawings and several colour plates. 166pp. A little wear and spotting to edges in slightly worn card covers. 013364 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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