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Image for Emmanuel College Magazine Volume LX, 1977-1978

Emmanuel College Magazine Volume LX, 1977-1978

By: N/A

Price: £4.00

Seller ID: 006258


Two portrait illustrations, pp 106, paperback, slightly worn. View more info

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Leighton House

By: N/A

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, 1897

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010017


Well illustrated, large slim 8vo, pp 32, a little age-toned and with very slight foxing, staples slightly rusty, paperback, covers slightly worn and foxed. [Apparently produced by the committee formed to purchase and preserve the house. The list of Committee members at the rear is dated 1897.] View more info

Image for The Croydon and Saffron Walden Old Scholars Association - Annual Report, 92nd Year.

The Croydon and Saffron Walden Old Scholars Association - Annual Report, 92nd Year.

By: N/A

Price: £3.00

Publisher: 1961

Seller ID: 013386


Four plates, small slim octavo, pp 112, a little worn throughout with a few folded corners, ink manuscript notes on a few corners, paperback, covers a little worn and creased. View more info

Image for The Kew Magazine, Volume 4 Part 1 - 200TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION 1787-1987 (Curtis's Botanical Magazine).

The Kew Magazine, Volume 4 Part 1 - 200TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION 1787-1987 (Curtis's Botanical Magazine).

By: (Desmond, Ray. Donald, Duncan. Mathew, Brian.)

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Kew, Richmond, Surrey, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in Association with Collingridge: 1987

Seller ID: 001096


Illustrated, pp 56, red wrappers with portrait of William Curtis on upper cover, very slightly worn. (A celebratory edition, including a FACSIMILE OF THE FIRST TWO PARTS OF CURTIS'S BOTANICAL MAGAZINE, with 6 colour plates. Also a biography of Curtis by Ray Desmond, a note on Curtis at the Chelsea Physick Garden by Duncan Donald, and modern notes on the plants depicted. View more info

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The Journal of William Beckford in Portugal and Spain, 1787-1788

By: Alexander, Boyd (editor0

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Rupert Hart-Davis: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012984


A few illustrations, octavo, pp 340, very clean internally, maroon cloth, spine very slightly faded, otherwise a very good copy. View more info

Image for El Pensamiento Biogeografico de Alfred Russel Wallace (Coleccion Luis Duque Gomez)

El Pensamiento Biogeografico de Alfred Russel Wallace (Coleccion Luis Duque Gomez)

By: Alfredo Bueno, H. & Jorge Llorente B.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Bogota, Academia Colombiana de Cincas Exactas, Fisicas y Naturales: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 012173


A few illustrations and maps, small octavo, pp 191, paperback, a few very slight creases to the spine, otherwise this is virtually like new. Spanish text. [Presentation inscription on the front endpaper, signed by the author] View more info

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William Herschel

By: Armitage, Angus

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010478


Illustrated, small 8vo, pp xii, 158, a very good copy in a dustwrapper which is slightly faded on the spine but otherwise very good. SCARCE. View more info

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More Travels in a Donkey Trap (Alan Titchmarsh's copy)

By: Baker, Daisy

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, Souvenir Press: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011579


Illustrated by Pamela Mara, photographic frotnispiece, small 8vo, pp 191, fore-edge of two pages very slightly rough, otherwise a very good clean copy in a very slightly worn dustwrapper. [From the library of Alan Titchmarsh, with his bookplate on the front endpaper.] View more info

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Cottage By The Springs

By: Baker, John

Price: £3.50

Publisher: London, Phoenix House Ltd: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013402


First edition. Small octavo, with illustrations by Kenneth Lindley, and a colour frontispiece by H.B. Brabazon, pp viii, 109, very clean internally, green cloth showing a very faint offset from the dustwrapper, in very good dustwrapper with a slightly age-toned spine. A very pleasing copy. View more info

Thoughts of a Clodhopper

By: Ballard, Ernest

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Colwall, near Malvern, Published by the author:

Seller ID: 005900


1948 ? Frontispiece, pp 156, a good copy in slightly frayed dustwrapper. (Christian essays on nature and philosophy from the Michaelmas daisy breeder.) View more info

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Tallulah - My Autobiography

By: Bankhead, Tallulah

Price: £3.00

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013285


Octavo, pp 288, age-toned, fore-edge slightly marked, red cloth, slightly faded and slightly worn. [The book is not illustrated.] View more info

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James Cook and New Zealand

By: Begg, A. Charles & Begg, Neil C.

Price: £5.50

Publisher: Wellington, A.R. Shearer, Government Printer: 1970

Seller ID: 010781


Well illustrated, quarto, pp (8), 171, very slightly age-toned internally, pictorial boards a little rubbed. View more info

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Graham Sutherland - a biography

By: Berthoud, Roger

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009509


First edition. Illustrated, large 8vo, pp 328, a very good copy in a very slightly worn dustwrapper, which has worn very slightly thin along the top edge of its lower cover. View more info

Memories and Musings of an Octogenarian Biologist

By: BERTRAM, Colin

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Hanley Swan, Colin Bertram: 1992

Seller ID: 004128


Large 8vo, pp 248, a good copy in a wrinkled dustwrapper. From the library of the naturalist and conservationist Richard Fitter. View more info

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Captain Cook

By: Besant, Walter

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co Ltd: 1890

Seller ID: 007473


Portrait frontispiece, pp 191, small slim 8vo, cloth faded and a little rubbed and worn. View more info

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Robert Louis Stevenson

By: Binding, Paul

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010162


Illustrated by Robin Jacques, 8vo, pp (6), 206, extremely clean internally, cloth binding in excellent condition, the dustwrapper has the publisher's permanent cellophane protective covering and is slightly bumped and wrinkled on the upper edge, otherwise this book would be as new. View more info

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William Robinson - the Wild Gardener

By: Bisgrove, Richard

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, Frances Lincoln: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012470


Very well illustrated, large quarto, pp 256, a very good copy in dustwrapper. Very scarce. [In this book Richard Bisgrove analyses William Robinson and his remarkable contribution to gardening. Robinson and Gertrude Jekyll were almost exact contemporaries and each made enormous contributions to the English garden - and so to the gardens of the whole English-speaking and Anglophile world - but in rather different ways. Robinson, more than any other gardener, was responsib... View more info

Image for Shelley - a life story  [Fred Whitsey's copy]

Shelley - a life story [Fred Whitsey's copy]

By: Blunden, Edmund

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008986


Frontispiece, pp 320, a good copy in a frayed and torn dustwrapper. [Fred Whitsey's copy with his bookplate. He was the gardening correspondent of the Sunday and Daily Telegraph for a total of 45 years. A quiet unassuming man, a pacifist, a notable amateur violin player and a great gardener.] View more info

Image for Ludwig van Beethoven - his life and work in pictures

Ludwig van Beethoven - his life and work in pictures

By: Bory, Robert

Price: £18.50

Publisher: London, Thames & Hudson: 1966

Seller ID: 009671


Very well illustrated, large quarto, pp 228, (10), the slightest of marks to the fore-edge, a neat owner's bookplate on the front endpaper, otherwise a really fine copy in a dustwrapper which is slightly faded on the spine and showing only the very faintest signs of wear. This copy is complete with the four page translation of letters insert - this is frequently missing. [Very heavy - extra postage may be required.] View more info

Image for Out West Growing Cymbidium Orchids and Other Flowers - the story of El Rancho Rinconada

Out West Growing Cymbidium Orchids and Other Flowers - the story of El Rancho Rinconada

By: Boyle, Louis M.

Price: £12.50

Publisher: Published by the author: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010297


Well illustrated, large 8vo, pp 526, slightly weak internally, corners bumped, decorated cloth gilt, slightly worn and faded. View more info