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Arabian Nights

By: N/A

Price: £6.50

Publisher: The Children's Press:

Seller ID: 000148

Condition: Good


Quarto, well illustrated, (one plate with marginal loss), a little weak and worn throughout, original cloth-backed boards, slightly worn, one-inch tear in middle of spine, pencilled note on half-title page. View more info

Cathedrals - a contribution by poets to the celebration of the nine hundredth anniversary of Winchester Cathedral

By: N/A

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Winchester College Printing Society: 1979

Seller ID: 005361


Limited edition of 900 copies (this being number 625). Small, tall quarto, pp (56), title-page printed in red and black, wood-engraved illustrations, hessian cloth with leather labels on spine and upper cover, small bookplate of John Sparrow on front endpaper. View more info

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Cartoons From "Punch" Volume III

By: N/A

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Bradbury, Agnew & Co. Ltd: 1906

Seller ID: 009402

Condition: Fair


Very well illustrated with many full page cartoons, large quarto, pp 500, very slightly worn internally, standard red half leather, a bit marked, spine very oxidised, and lacking small portions at the head and base. View more info

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Garden Birds

By: Barclay-Smith, Phyllis

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, King Penguin: 1946

Seller ID: 008846

Condition: Very Good


First reprint, 20 colour plates by John Gould, slim 12mo, pp 36, very slight age-toning otherwise very clean internally but a little wrinkled, pictorial boards slightly worn and faded, two small holes in the lower joint, otherwise very sound. With the signature of the naturalist Ceres Esplan (Alison Ross) on the front endpaper. [Postage will be much reduced] View more info

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The Wild Orchids of Britain

By: Brooke, Jocelyn

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, The Bodley Head: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011060

Condition: Good


Illustrated with 40 colour plates by Gavin Bone, additional drawings by Muirhead and Stephen Bone, small folio, pp 140, endpapers very lightly marked, otherwise clean internally, buckram rather bleached in places, a little abrasure of the cloth in the bottom corner of the upper cover, otherwise clean and sound, the dustwrapper is a little worn and frayed with some dustiness and age-browning. [Limited numbered edition of 1,140 copies]. View more info

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The Wild Orchids of Britain

By: Brooke, Jocelyn

Price: £85.00

Publisher: London, The Bodley Head: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013211

Condition: Good


Illustrated with 40 colour plates by Gavin Bone, additional drawings by Muirhead and Stephen Bone, small folio, pp 140, endpapers a little foxed, otherwise clean internally, buckram only slightly faded, otherwise clean and sound, the dustwrapper is slightly worn and marked, with slight loss here and there. [Limited numbered edition of 1,140 copies]. View more info

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The Life and Death of Mr Badman, presented to the world in a familiar dialogue between Mr Wiseman and Mr Attentive. [with illustrations and decorations by the Brothers Rhead]

By: Bunyan, John

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Wm Heinemann: 1900

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010728

Condition: Fair


Illustrated with 12 striking full page drawings by George and Louis Rhead, together with text decorations, large quarto, pp xx, 144, top edge gilt, other edges uncut, slight age-toning, endpapers foxed, also slightly affecting the half-title and title page, ornately embossed cloth, rather rubbed and worn, the spine is more worn with the joints wearing through. View more info

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Obstinate Artist

By: Burrows, W.F.

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.:

Seller ID: 009980

Condition: Good


[Not dated, c.1938?]. Well illustrated, small 8vo, pp 124, tiny amount of foxing to half-title and title page, small neat inscription on front endpaper, a small stain runs throughout on the bottom inner corner of the pages, otherwise clean and sound internally, dark blue pictorial cloth, slightly worn, a small stain to the borrom corner, binding leaning slightly. [A collection of cartoons which first appeared in "The Daily Sketch" and which are based on alternati... View more info

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British Trees, Drawn and Described [Special subscribers' edition]

By: Cole, Rex Vicat

Price: £250.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.: 1907

Seller ID: 009032

Condition: Good


Two volumes, large thick quarto, pp 720, vii, very slightly foxed worn and marked internally, original publisher's half calf, a little worn rubbed and marked but still very sound, a small hole in the upper joint of one volume. The first volume has a slight crack to the front hinge (but no weakness), and a creased rear endpaper. [Special subscribers' edition, with 13 proof photogravures, each one signed in pencil, limited to 150 copies. In this edition the text has been r... View more info

John Nash Book Designs

By: Colvin, Claire

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Colchester, The Minories: 1986

Seller ID: 004351

ISBN: 0948252014


Well illustrated, large 8vo, pp 104, paperback, a very good copy . [A standard reference work.] View more info

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Insects and Plants - the amazing partnership

By: Cooper, Elizabeth K.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Lutterworth Press: 1965

Seller ID: 013907

Condition: Very Good


Revised edition, octavo, illustrated by Shirley Briggs, pp 142, a slight mark to the front endpapers, cloth very slightly bumped at the corners, otherwise a very good copy without dustwrapper. [The illustrations, I think a mixture of woodcuts and line drawings, are striking. Shirley Ann Briggs (1918 - 2004) was an American artist, photographer, writer, editor, and naturalist. She spent a large portion of her career participating in efforts to inform the public about the ... View more info

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The Birds of Paradise and Bower Birds

By: Cooper, William T & Forshaw, Joseph M.

Price: £225.00

Publisher: Sydney & London, Collins: 1977

Edition: First Trade

Seller ID: 014028

ISBN: 00021144710

Condition: Very Good


Well illustrated with many fine colour plates, folio, pp 304, a tiny mark on the half-title otherwise very clean internally, green and brown cloth, the slightest of bumps to the lower corners, in a dustwrapper which is slightly age-toned on the spine and showing very slight crease marks. Complete with the cloth slipcase. [Very heavy - extra postage will be required] View more info

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The Diverting History of John Gilpin: Showing how he went farther than he intended and came safe home again

By: Cowper, William

Price: £3.00

Publisher: London, Penguin Books: 1954

Seller ID: 012099

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated throughout by Ronald Searle, small slim 12mo, pp 44, endpapers slightly age-toned, otherwise clean and sound internally, pictorial boards showing the slightest signs of use, binding leaning very slightly, the dustwrapper is not price-clipped, it is very slightly marked and worn. Ovewrall a nice copy. Postage will be reduced. View more info

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Ormond - a tale

By: Edgeworth, Maria

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co Ltd: 1895

Seller ID: 006371


Illustrated by Carl Schloesser. Introduction by Anne Thackeray Ritchie. pp xvi, 344, edges uncut, slightly age-toned, otherwise good and tight, no signatures, endpapers slightly marked, standard red cloth, dull and slightly rubbed, the spine is faded dull and slightly marked and worn. Maria Edgeworth was a novelist and children's writer of Anglo-Irish descent. She was one of the first realist writers in children's literature. Maria Edgeworth was born at Black Bourton, Ox... View more info

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Horses and Riders - an anthology for horsemen (and horsewomen) of all ages (Alan Titchmarsh's copy)

By: Edwards, Lionel (editor)

Price: £3.50

Publisher: London, Peter Lunn: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011653

Condition: Good


Illustrated with line drawings and a colour frontispiece by Lionel Edwards, large horizontal octavo, pp 79 (rather age-toned), very slightly weak internally, black cloth, a little faded and rubbed, slightly worn, a small page-fold to the botton inner corner of the frontispiece, but no loss. [Alan Titchmarsh's copy, with his bookplate on the front endpaper.] View more info

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Sketching from Nature - a handbook for students and amateurs

By: ELLIS, Tristram J.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co Ltd: 1907

Seller ID: 006127


An entirely new edition, with added matter and illustrations. Illustrated with thirty-eight sketches by the author, and a frontispiece and ten illustrations by H. Stacy Marks, small 8vo, pp xii, 188, spine rubbed and faded, address scribbled out on front endpaper, but otherwise a good copy. View more info

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Amelia (three volume edition, being Vols 7, 8 & 9 of The Works of Henry Fielding)

By: FIELDING, Henry (edited by George Saintsbury)

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, J.M. Dent & Co at Aldine House: 1893

Seller ID: 006140


Three vols, 12mo, illus, edges uncut, original olive-green cloth stamped in gilt, a little worn, the spines fraying. [From the library of the naturalist and conservationist Richard Fitter]. View more info

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Golden Cockerel Press - 1952 Catalogue

By: Golden Cockerel Press (Christopher Sandford)

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013704

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated with six engravings, a page-head and a vignette portrait, slim octavo, pp (12), corners slightly turned, slightly age-toned, paperback, covers very slightly worn with one tiny tear to the lower cover. [Postage will be much reduced.] View more info

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Flowers of the Meadow

By: Grigson, Geoffrey

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Harmondsworth, Penguin Books: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009489

Condition: Very Good


First edition. 24 colour plates by Robin Tanner, small slim 12mo, pp 36, endpapers very slightly foxed, pictorial boards very clean but very slightly bowed, in a price-clipped dustwrapper which is very slightly age-toned and very slightly worn, its spine slightly age-browned and lacking a small piece at the head. Postage will be reduced. View more info

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Modern Wildlife Painting (Richard Fitter's copy)

By: Hammond, Nicholas.

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Robertsbridge, Pica Press: 1998

Seller ID: 013140

ISBN: 1873403550

Condition: Very Good


Very well illustrated, large quarto, pp 239, a very good copy in dustwrapper. [A fine survey of twentieth century art and artists. From the library of the naturalist and conservationist Richard Fitter, with his stamp on the front endpaper.]. {During the past century the western world has shown an unprecedented interest in wildlife and its identification and conservation, and the art of the era has both stimulated and reflected this interest. This stunning book examines t... View more info