Category: Natural History


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Tigers: International Symposium on Tiger. India. Februrary 22-24 1979 Papers, Proceedings and Resolutions

By: N/A

Price: £52.00

Publisher: New Delhi, Project Tiger Government of India: 1979

Seller ID: 004128

folio 29.2 by 20 cms (11.6 by 8 inches) text of 417 pages plus 4 pages of errata, original blue/grey printed paper wrappers, held in a dark green plastic binding with gilt titling on spine, small coloured image of a tiger affixed to the front cover. A few text diagrams. A rare and very detailed scientific study issued by the Indian Government as Project Tiger View more info

The Wonderful Animal Book

By: Anon.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Blackie & Son Limited: 1934

Seller ID: 002558

Slim small folio (12 by 9 inches) undated but circa 1934, with 36 colour plates on 18 leaves, pictorial covers, no text apart from the title page, corners rubbed and bumped, rear cover with some minor marking, contents clean. A children's picture book with sentimental colour plates, mostly of domestic animals, dogs, cats, rabbits etc. drawn by A F Kennedy and Albert Kaye. Scarce. Only one copy listed in Copac. £18.00. View more info

Wild Flowers of the Ceylon Hills

By: Bond, Thomas

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1953

Seller ID: 003592

octavo (22 by 14.8 cms) text of 240 pages including index, with a coloured frontispiece, illustrated throughout with line drawings, mainly full-page, original cloth in unclipped dust wrapper, signature on front end-paper, small mark on front of dust jackt which has a few signs of use otherwise a nice clean copy £18.00 View more info

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Notes on the Birds of Herefordshire

By: Bull, H G

Price: £36.00

Publisher: London and Hereford, Hamilton Adams & Co: 1888

Seller ID: 004225

octavo 22 by 14 cms (8.7 by 5.5 inches) text of 274 pages including index, with a photograph of the author as frontispiece, pictorial dark green cloth with gilt titles, spine ends .lightly rubbed and a small split to the cloth at the rear joint, signature on reverse of the front end-paper, a bright, clean and sound copy View more info

School of the Woods. Some Life studies of Animal Instincts and Animal Training

By: Long William J

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Boston, Ginn and company: 1903

Seller ID: 003390

square octavo (8 by 5.8 inches) text of 364 pages, illustrated throughout with full-page and text illustrations by Charles Copeland, original decorative green cloth. very slight lean, ink name and date on front end-paper otherwise an unusually bright, clean and sound copy £25.00 View more info

The Natural History of Dee Side and Braemar

By: Macgillivray, William edited by Edwin Lankester

Price: £255.00

Publisher: Privately Printed: 1855

Seller ID: 004336

thick octavo 22 by 14.5 cm ( 8.7 by 5.8 inches) The manuscript for this work was bought after the author's death by Queen Victoria who had a small number of copies privately printed. This copy was presented by Prince Albert to Mr R Macandrew. It's superbly bound in full morocco and richly decorated in gilt with gilt edges. The text runs to 507 pages including index and is illustrated with a coloured folding geological map, 6 black and white plates, 8 text engravings and a folding map. A serious work by noted naturalist covering most aspects of the natural history of the area. Occasional l... View more info

The Ways Of Man And Beast In India

By: Martin, D King

Price: £48.00

Publisher: London, Wright and Brown: 1935

Seller ID: 004181

Octavo 22 by 15 cms (8.75 by 6 inches). Offered here is a copy of the very rare original edition. Text of 288 pages, illustrated with 16 plates of black and white photographs, original navy blue cloth. There is much on the wild life of the country, especially tigers,and the native peoples. The author spent almost fifty years working in the Forest Service of India and writes entirely from personal experience and observation. An ex-Boots library copy with the front cover marked where the old label has been removed, front inner hinge strengthened, small old date stamp imside rear cover, a few ... View more info

The Geology of the Country near Saffron Walden

By: Osborne White, H J

Price: £26.00

Publisher: London, HMSO: 1932

Seller ID: 003587

large slim octavo 24.5 by 15 cms text of 125 pages including index plus 2 leaves of advertisements illustrated with 3 plates of photographs, 2 folding charts and 15 text illustrations, original printed boards which are damp mottled and rubbed at the corners but a clean, sound and complete copy £26.00 View more info

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An Elementary Introduction ToThe Knowledge Of Mineralogy

By: Phillips, William

Price: £145.00

Publisher: 1823

Seller ID: 004286

This is the third edition, enlarged, of this standard work. The text of 406 pages includes the Appendix and the indexes in English, German and French. The book has numerous text illustrations. There is an ownership stamp on the title page and a label on the endpaper plus a book plate. The 19-page section headed Tabular Arangement has old scientific notes in ink on each page octavo 20 by 13.5 cms (8 by 5.5 inches) Bound in modern brown cloth with a leather lettering label. A clean complete copy, sound and firm in the binding. William Phillips was a prominent figure in mineralogy and geol... View more info

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The Spiders of Dorset. With an appendix containing short descriptions of those British species not yet found in Dorsetshire

By: Pickard-Cambridge, Rev. Octavius

Price: £165.00

Publisher: Sherborne, Louis Henry Ruegg: 1879

Seller ID: 004122

thick octavo 21.5 by 14 cms (8.5 by 5.5 inches) illustrated with 6 plain plates, bound in old half red calf with marbled end-papers, gilt titles, top edge gilt, slight lean, small snag to outer edge of front cover, title-page of first part is a bit tired and has a signature and date, front inner hinge cracked but the binding and the book block are sound and firm. Very rare. A detailed and comprehensive account. Although the work deals with Dorsetshire it includes most of the British spiders which were known at that time. View more info

British Mosses, their homes, aspects, structure and uses

By: Tripp, F E

Price: £42.00

Publisher: London, Bell and Daldy: 1868

Seller ID: 003770

first edition, quarto 26 by 20 cms, text of 235 pages illustrated with 39 plain plates, original decorative green cloth, gilt all edges gilt, re-cased with new end-papers, spine dull, crinkled and a bit marked, title page and half title foxed, some very light foxing to a few plates otherwise a very clean and sound copy. This is the rare first edition. Later issues were usually in two volumes and with coloured plates. £42.00 View more info

Locusts and Grasshopppers. A handbook for their study and control

By: Uvarov, B P

Price: £54.00

Publisher: London, Imperial Bureau of Entomology: 1928

Seller ID: 004345

Small folio 27 by 19.5 cms (10.5 by 7.75 inches) This is a serious scientific work by a noted Russian entomologist who came to Britain in 1920. The text of 352 pages is very well illustrated with drawings plus 9 plates, including 1 coloured, at the end. Bound in the original dark red cloth. A very clean and sound copy-no internal marks signatures or inscriptions. View more info