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Les Metamorphoses

By: Abeloos, Marcel

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Paris, Collection Armand Colin: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011483


Illustrated with line drawings with in the text, small 12mo, pp 208, very age-toned, a small piece torn from one page margin, otherwise sound, a neat owner's signature on the front endpaper, and his tiny stamp on the half-title and title page, neatly bound in red cloth with the original paper covers bound in. View more info

Image for The Romance of the Rostrum - being the business life of Henry Stevens and the history of thirty-eight King Street, together with some account of famous sales held there during the last hundred years

The Romance of the Rostrum - being the business life of Henry Stevens and the history of thirty-eight King Street, together with some account of famous sales held there during the last hundred years

By: Allingham, E.G.

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London, H.F. & G. Witherby: 1924

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011124


Illustrated with 12 plates (of 13 - lacking plate at page 234), lge thick 8vo, pp 333, a little foxing, ageing and marking throughout, signature and address on front endpaper, the plate at page 18 a little marginally frayed, slightly weak internally, cloth a little rubbed and marked, spine slightly pulled at the head and foot, joints rubbed. [Remarkably scarce: according to a Wheldon & Wesley catalogue the print run was only 750 copies]. View more info

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Animali Reali e Fantastici in Biblioteca

By: Antetomaso. Ebe; Romanello, Alessandro & Trentini, , Andrea

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Rome, Biblioteca dell' Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei e Corsiniana: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012562


Italian text. Well illustrated, small octavo, pp 131, paperback, a very good copy. With the bookplate of the botanist David Mabberley. [[Catalogue of an exhibition which took place between 14th November 2008 and 31st January 2009.] View more info

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The Exultant Ark - a pictorial tour of animal pleasure

By: Balcombe, Jonathan

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Berkeley, University of California Press: 2011

Seller ID: 008638


Very well illustrated, quarto, pp x, 214, a very good copy in a dustwrapper showing only the very faintest signs of use. [Nature documentaries often depict animal life as a grim struggle for survival, but this visually stunning book opens our eyes to a different, more scientifically up-to-date way of looking at the animal kingdom. In more than one hundred thirty striking images, "The Exultant Ark" celebrates the full range of animal experience with dramatic portr... View more info

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The Origin and History of the British Fauna

By: Beirne, Bryan P.

Price: £3.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co Ltd: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006390


Maps, pp xii, 164, cloth slightly worn, spine dull and faded. View more info

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The Origin and History of the British Fauna (Richard Fitter's copy))

By: Beirne, Bryan P.

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co Ltd: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009173


Maps, pp xii, 164, very clean internally, cloth in very good condition, in a slightly worn and chipped dustwrapper. [From the library of the naturalist and conservationist Richard Fitter, with his stamp on the front endpaper.] View more info

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Habitat Structure - the physical arrangement of objects in space

By: Bell, Susan M.; McCoy, Earl D. & Mushinsky, Henry R. (editors)

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London & New York, Chapman & Hall: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010966


A few text illustrations, pp xiv, 438, as new internally, the laminated boards have a slight scratch on the upper cover, otherwise an excellent copy. View more info

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Growth, Development, and Pattern

By: Berrill, N.J.

Price: £8.50

Publisher: San Francisco, W.H. Freeman and Company: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012584


Illustrated with line drawings throughout, octavo, pp x, 555, fore-edge very slightly marked, endpapers very slightly marked, a neat owner's name on the front endpaper, otherwise extremely clean internally, brown and green cloth, the spine slightly bumped and torn at the head. View more info

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The Biochemistry and Physiology of Bone

By: Bourne, Geoffrey H. (editor)

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Academic Press: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011324


Illustrated, large 8vo, pp (10), 875, very slightly used internally, private owner's stamp on front and rear endpapers, contents have a slight "old" aroma, blue cloth very slightly marked and worn. [A heavy book - extra postage may be necessary]. View more info

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The Curious World of Frank Buckland (Alan Titchmarsh's copy)

By: Burgess, G.H.O.

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, John Baker: 1967

Seller ID: 009448


A few illustrations, pp xii, 242, a very good copy in a slightly worn and rubbed dustwrapper. [Alan Titchmarsh's copy, with his bookplate on the front endpaper]. View more info

Image for The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands, Containing Two Hundred and Twenty Figures of Birds, Beasts, Fishes, Serpents, Insects, and Plants.

The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands, Containing Two Hundred and Twenty Figures of Birds, Beasts, Fishes, Serpents, Insects, and Plants.

By: Catesby, Mark; Frick, Georg (introduction) & Ewan, Joseph (notes)

Price: £600.00

Publisher: Savannah, Georgia, The Beehive Press: 1974

Seller ID: 009630


NEW. 50 very fine colour plates, each in card folder with descriptive text, together with a red cloth-bound volume of introduction, reproducing all the plates in black and white, elephant folio, in green folding solander case. A very good copy. SCARCE. [Facsimile of the 1771 edition, and limited to 500 sets]. {Very heavy - extra postage will be required} View more info

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A Guide to the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

By: Choo-Toh Get Ten; C.J. Hails; Bernard Garrison (et al)

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Singapore Science Centre: 1998

Seller ID: 009816


Well illustrated, small 12mo (measures 100mm x 150mm), pp 138, paperback, a very good copy. (Postage will be much reduced) View more info

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Encyclopedia of Monsters

By: Cohen, Daniel

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Waltham Abbey, Fraser Stewart: 1991

Seller ID: 006279


Illustrated, pp xiv, 287, top of sppine slightly bumped otherwise a good copy in a slightly worn dustwrapper. View more info

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Ecological Studies in Southern Africa

By: Davis, D.H.S. (et al)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: The Hague, Dr. W. Junk: 1964

Seller ID: 008587


A few plates, illustrations and maps, large 8vo, pp xxiv, 415, brown cloth, slightly worn. [A diverse and interesting collection of papers, including The Pleistocene environment in southern Africa; Bushman hunter-gatherers : a study in human ecology; plant lore of the bushmen; the eels of South African rivers; the oestroid flies of Africa, south of the Sahara, Karoo vegetation in relation to development of deserts etc.] View more info

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Traite D'Embryologie Comparee des Invertebres

By: Dawydoff, C.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Paris, Masson et Cie: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012585


illustrated with line drawings throughout. large thick octavo, pp xiv, 930, slight age-toning, owner's neat name on half-title and on front endpaper, otherwise extremely clean and sound internally, neatly bound in red cloth, original paper covers bound in, the spine faded, otherwise an exceptionally good copy. [A heavy book - extra postage may be needed). View more info

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ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE ANIMAL WORLD - a rare complete set of 21 parts

By: De Beer, Sir Gavin; Burton, Robert & Maurice; Bourliere, Francois (et al) (editors)

Price: £25.00

Publisher: J & H International Corporation: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010068


Very well illustrated, slim quarto, 21 volumes, pp 2032, pictorial laminated boards, a few spine heads pulled, but otherwise only very slightly worn.Complete sets seem to be very scarce. [A detailed work, and quite scientific in-depth accounts. This is far more than a "popular" work. A glance at a few consecutive pages at random show : prawns, precious coral, predation, preen gland, powder post beetles, pratincoles, potto, potoo, priapulus, primates, prions, p... View more info

Image for Nature Protection Throughout the World. (La Proteccion de la Naturaleza en el Mundo).(La Protection de la Nature dans le Monde).(Welt-Naturschutz). Dedicated to the Memory of Doctor Hugo Salomon    [Richard Fitter's copy]

Nature Protection Throughout the World. (La Proteccion de la Naturaleza en el Mundo).(La Protection de la Nature dans le Monde).(Welt-Naturschutz). Dedicated to the Memory of Doctor Hugo Salomon [Richard Fitter's copy]

By: De La Tour, Georges Dennler (editor)

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Buenos Aires, Private printing ?: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013469


Illustrated, large octavo, pp 545, very clean internally, paperback, covers slightly worn, spine creased. A rare private printing. A comprehensive collection of articles in many languages. [From the library of the naturalist and conservationist Richard Fitter, with his stamp on the front endpaper.] View more info

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Introduction a l'Etude Systematique des Vertebres

By: Devillers, Ch.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Paris, Doin: 1973

Seller ID: 007466


Small square 8vo, pp 116, papderback, covers slightly worn and a little faded, neat name and date on front endpaper, otherwise a good sound copy. View more info

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Social Behaviour and Organization Among Vertebrates

By: Etkin, William (editor)

Price: £4.50

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press: 1967

Seller ID: 012583


Third impression. Illustrated with line drawings, octavo, pp 307, endpapers slightly browned, otherwise very clean internally, cloth slightly marked and spottes, spine slightly faded, otherwise very good and sound. View more info

Image for KINGFISHER - NEWS AND COMMENTS ABOUT WILDLIFE AND CONSERVATION AT HOME AND ABROAD, Volume 1 number 1 (February 1965) through to Volume 6 number 1 (1971).  [Lacking vol 2 parts 7 & 8].

KINGFISHER - NEWS AND COMMENTS ABOUT WILDLIFE AND CONSERVATION AT HOME AND ABROAD, Volume 1 number 1 (February 1965) through to Volume 6 number 1 (1971). [Lacking vol 2 parts 7 & 8].

By: Fitter, Richard (editor). Gillmor, Robert (illustrator)

Price: £18.50

Publisher: Chinnor Hill, Oxford & St Albans,

Seller ID: 008940


Volume 1 number 1 (February 1965) through to Volume 6 number 1 (1971). [Lacking vol 2 parts 7 & 8]. {The issues measure 202mm x 800mm, and the last six are slightly larger at 148mm x 208mm}. An extremely scarce and relatively unknown little journal. It is a valuable record of news, events, attitudes and approaches relating to nature and conservation of the time. It was the brainchild of Richard Fitter, and these copies have the bonus or originating from his library ... View more info