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Salt-Water Aquarium Fish (Revised edition)

By: Axelrod, Herbert & Vorderwinkler, William

Price: £4.50

Publisher: Jersey City, TFH Publications: 1965

Seller ID: 008068

Condition: Good


Revised edition, 1965. Well illustrated, 352 pages, pictorial laminated boards, a little worn throughout, previous owner's neat name stamp on the endpapers. [ Setting-up, feeding, diseases, wrasses, blowfishes, clown fish, scorpion fish. trunkfishes, squirrel fishes, sea horses, pipe fishes, gobies, goatfishes, theraponids, scats, croakers, cardinals, man-of-war and many more.] View more info

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On a Collection of Fishes from river Gumati, Tripura, North East India

By: Barman, R.P.

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Calcutta, Zoological Survey of India: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013395

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, slim octavo, pp (2), 86, extremely clean internally, paperback, covers slighly curled, otherwise a very good copy, virtually as new. View more info

Image for Natural History in Zoological Gardens, being some account ov vertebrated animals, with special reference to those usually to be seen in the Zoological Society's Gardens in London and similar institutions

Natural History in Zoological Gardens, being some account ov vertebrated animals, with special reference to those usually to be seen in the Zoological Society's Gardens in London and similar institutions

By: Beddard, Frank E.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Constable & Company: 1909

Seller ID: 009994

Condition: Good


Second ("cheaper") reissue. With photographic plates and line drawings within the text by Gambier Bolton and Winifred Austin, pp x, 310, uncut, slight adhesion markes on title pages with very tiny loss of the printed surface, contemporary inscription on front endpaper, otherwise very clean internally, red decorated cloth, slightly worn and marked, spine very slightly faded. View more info

Nonsuch : Land of Water

By: Beebe, William

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London & New York, Putnams: 1932

Seller ID: 005969


Illustrated, pp xvi, 245, edges uncut, a little worn internally with some marking, one neat signature on the front endpaper, cloth dull and slightly worn, spine rubbed and wrinkled. Almost certainly a Boots ex-library copy - there is the very faintest sign of a shield label on the upper cover, and the reamins of a label on the rear endpaper. (Marine research in the Bermudas) View more info

The Arcturus Adventure : an account of the New York Zoological Society's first oceanographic expedition

By: Beebe, William

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London & New York, Putnams: 1926

Seller ID: 005970


Illustrated, large 8vo, pp xx, 439, a few pages a little marked, generally slightly age-toned, attractive period pictorial endpapers, rear hinge slightly cracked, cloth a little worn and faded, spine very dull. (Marine expedition to the Galapagos via the Sargasso Sea and the Cocos) View more info

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The Trophic Cascade in Lakes

By: Carpenter, Stephen R. & Mitchell, James F. (editors)

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1996

Seller ID: 010901

ISBN: 0521566843

Condition: Very Good


A few illustrations, pp xiv, 385, paperback, the very slightest signs of use to the covers, but virtually an as new copy of the original printing. [Fluctuations in fish populations in lakes can cascade through food webs to alter nutrient cycling, algal biomass and primary production. Trophic cascades may interact with nutrients and physical factors to explain most of the variance in lake ecosystem process rates. In this 1993 book, a multidisciplinary research team tests ... View more info

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De la Mediterranee aux Etangs et Marecage [Alan Davidson's copy]

By: Centelles, Jacques

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Banyuls-sur-mer, Published by the author: 1981

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 008676

Condition: Good


Illustrated, thick 8vo, pp 416, paperback, very slightly worn. [Presentation copy from the author. Alan Davidson's copy, with his "fishy" bookplate. One of the most important figures in twentieth century culinary writing and scholarship, Davidson was a British diplomat and historian best known for his writing and editing on food and gastronomy. He was the author of the 900-page, encyclopedic The Oxford Companion to Food. In 1948, Davidson joined the Foreign Offi... View more info

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Fishwatchers Guide to West Atlantic Coral Reefs [Richard Fitter's copy]

By: Chaplin, Charles C.G.

Price: £12.50

Publisher: Valley Forge, Harrowood Books: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013054

ISBN: 0915180006

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated by Peter Scott, slim octavo, pp 64, paperback, lower corners slightly creased, otherwise a very good copy. SCARCE [From the library of the naturalist and conservationist Richard Fitter, with his stamp on the verso of the title page.] View more info

Image for La Lamproie, ou les eaux limoneuses de la memoire   [Alan Davidson's copy]

La Lamproie, ou les eaux limoneuses de la memoire [Alan Davidson's copy]

By: Chapuis, Lise; Meller-Liron, Elisabeth & Rives, Caroline

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Cognac, Editions Ke Temps qu'il Fait: 1994

Seller ID: 009333

ISBN: 286853189X

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, large 8vo, pp 128, paperback, a very good copy. [Scarce, and one of the few books on lampreys]. [Alan Davidson's copy, with his "fish" bookplate. One of the most important figures in twentieth century culinary writing and scholarship, Davidson was a British diplomat and historian best known for his writing and editing on food and gastronomy. He was the author of the 900-page, encyclopedic The Oxford Companion to Food. In 1948, Davidson joined the... View more info

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A Review of the Pelagic Ophidoid Fish Genus Brotulataenia with Descriptions of Two New Species

By: Cohen, Daniel M.

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, Linnean Society: 1974

Seller ID: 006777


Illustrated 32 page article contained in Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society Volume 55 Number 2. A good copy in original wrappers. [Also contains Murray Itzkowitz's Behavioural Reconnaissance of Some Jamaican Reef Fishes.] View more info

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The Vertebrate Fauna of Cheshire and Liverpool Bay - Two volumes [Richard Fitter's copy]

By: Coward, T.A. (editor)

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Witherby & Co.: 1910

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013587

Condition: Very Good


Two volumes, illustrated, large octavo, pp xxxii, 472; xl, 210, top edges gilt, other edges uncut, a little scattered foxing, slightly heavier on the preliminary pages, otherwise very clean internally, spines very age-toned, otherwise the cloth is in very good condition. {Volume 1 contains the birds and mammals; Volume 2 the fishes, reptiles and amphibians. [From the library of the naturalist and conservationist Richard Fitter, with his stamp on the front endpapers.] View more info

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Management and Ecology of Lake and Reservoir Fisheries

By: Cowx, I.G. (editor)

Price: £98.50

Publisher: Oxford, Fishing News Books (an imprint of Blackwell Science Ltd: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010899

ISBN: 0852382839

Condition: Very Good


Large 8vo, pp xii, 401, immaculately clean internally, decorated cloth, the lower cornes very slightly bumped otherwise this copy would be as new. [In this comprehensive edited book, international experts in fisheries management and ecology review and appraise the status of lake and reservoir fisheries, assessment of fisheries yields, trophic ecology, rehabilitation and conservation, including a special section on African lakes where so much information of huge relevance... View more info

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The Elasmobranch Fishes

By: Daniel, J, Frank

Price: £4.50

Publisher: Berkeley, University of California Press: 1922

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012395

Condition: Poor


Large octavo, illustrated, pp xii, 334, name neatly blacked out on title page and last page, the hinge at the title page is cracked, the half-title is detached, (possibly lacking a frontispiece ?), otherwise tight and sound, some pencilled underlining throughout, cloth marked and a bit worn, the spine very worn and bleached. A working copy only of the very scarce first edition. [A note on the front endpaper states that this was presented to the noted palaeontologist and... View more info

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North Atlantic Seafood

By: DAVIDSON, Alan

Price: £4.00

Publisher: New York, Cambridge, London, Harper & Row: 1989

Seller ID: 006216

ISBN: 0060971940

Condition: Very Good


["A comprehensive guide, with recipes, to all the fish and shellfish from the coasts of Europe to the shores of North America"]. Illustrated with line drawings throughout the text, paperback, pp 512, a very slight suggestion of age-toning, otherwise a very good copy. [A classic standard work]. 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

Condition: Good


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

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Popular Aquarium Plants

By: de Thabrew, W.V.

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Cheltenham, Thornhill Press: 1981

Seller ID: 008102

ISBN: 0904110567

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated with black and white photographs, pp 200, a very good copy in slightly rubbed dustwrapper. 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

Condition: Very Good


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 Les Peches d'Amateurs en Mediterranee   [Alan Davidson's copy]

Les Peches d'Amateurs en Mediterranee [Alan Davidson's copy]

By: Euziere, Jean

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Cannes, Robaudy: 1961

Seller ID: 008675

Condition: Good


Second edition, revised. Illustrated, small 8vo, pp 305, age-toned, slightly weak internally, paperback, covers slightly worn, spine creased. [Alan Davidson's copy, with his "fishy" bookplate. One of the most important figures in twentieth century culinary writing and scholarship, Davidson was a British diplomat and historian best known for his writing and editing on food and gastronomy. He was the author of the 900-page, encyclopedic The Oxford Companion to F... View more info

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The Biology of the Sea-Shore

By: Flattely, F.W. & Walton, C.L.

Price: £3.50

Publisher: lo, Sidgwick & Jackson: 1946

Seller ID: 013582

Condition: Very Good


Second impression. Illustrated, two folding charts, octavo, pp xvi, 336, pages uniformly age-toned, a neat signature on the front endpaper, cloth very slightly worn, the spine faded, but still a very good sound copy. View more info

Image for A Study of the Fishes of the Southern Piedmont Coastal Plain

A Study of the Fishes of the Southern Piedmont Coastal Plain

By: Fowler, Henry W.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Academy of Natural Sciences: 1945

Seller ID: 000228

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, quarto, pp 408, uncut and unopened, a little dusty, paperback, original brown covers slightly worn, traces of a stamp on upper cover. View more info