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Botanische Tuinen.

By: N/A

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Antwerp, 1989

Seller ID: 000387

ISBN: 902100108X


Well illustrated, quarto, pp 144, dustwrapper, good copy. ("Een bijzondere wereld aan planten". Dutch text. A guide to the work of the Tuinen Botanic Garden). View more info

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Exhibition of a selection From the Historical Collections (Fifth International Botanical Congress)

By: N/A

Price: £2.50

Publisher: London, British Museum (Natural History): 1930

Seller ID: 009977

Condition: Very Good


Second revised impression. Small slim 8vo, pp 23, paperback, stapled, very slightly worn. [Postage will be reduced] View more info

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Huntia, Volumes 1 - 7 : A Yearbook of Botanical and Horticultural Bibliography (later becoming A Journal of Botanical History

By: N/A

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Pittsburgh, Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013773

Condition: Very Good


Volumes 1 to 7, in 14 volumes, large octavo, paperback apart from Volume 2 which is clothbound as issued, the paperback spines are faded, otherwise in very good condition. Very heavy - extra postage will be required. [A fascinating and erudite collection of articles, with such treasures as Heller's "Early History of Binomial Nomenclature; Dorothy Manks on "Some Early American Horticultural Writers and Their Works"; "H.C. Watson - Great Britain's First Phytogeographer"; "The Collection of Pomological Watercolours in the U.S. National Arboretum"; "Soviet Journal... View more info

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Scottish Plant Breeding Station Annual Report 1955 - Opening of Pentlandfield

By: N/A

Price: £4.50

Publisher: Roslin, 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014609

Condition: Very Good


A colour frontispiece and several black and white plates, small slim octavo, pp 36, paperback, a very good clean copy. [Includes a history of the previous establishment at Craigs House {1921-1954}, and the prospects for the station at Pentlandfield.] Postage will be reduced. View more info

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Meteorological Office History - three booklets

By: N/A

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Bracknell,

Seller ID: 014786

Condition: Good


Three booklets : Meteorological Office Centenary 1855-1955 (40 pages, being The Meteorological Magazine number 996, Vol 84); Research in the Meteorological Office (1967, with 24 pages); Look into the Future (1965 / , 8 pages). All three paperbacks. [Postage will be reduced] View more info

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

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

Price: £5.00

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

Seller ID: 001096

Condition: As New


Illustrated, pp 56, paperback, red covers 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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Botanica y Botanicos en Guinea Ecuatorial

By: Aedo, Carlos; Morales, Ramon; Telleria, Maria Teresa & Velayos, Mauricio

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Madrid, Real Jardin Botanico: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013653

ISBN: 8493226939

Condition: Very Good


Well illustrated, quarto, pp x, 257, pictorial boards, upper corners slightly bumped, otherwise a very good copy. SCARCE. View more info

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The Tradescants - Their Plants, Gardens and Museum, 1570 - 1662

By: Allan, Mea

Price: £17.50

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014869

Condition: Good


Illustrated, large octavo, pp 345, clean internally, green cloth a little marked and stained at the lower edge, the dustwrapper is price-clipped, a little worn and rubbed, and its lower cover a bit marked and stained. View more info

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The Naturalist in Britain - a social history

By: Allen, David Elliston

Price: £3.00

Publisher: London, Allen Lane: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014880

ISBN: 0713907908

Condition: Very Good


Ilustrated, octavo, pp xii, 292, fore-edge very slightly marked, otherwise clean and sound internally, cloth in very good condition, the dustwrapper is price-clipped, faded on the spine, a little frayed at the edges and with a closed tear on its lower cover. [A detailed and well-researched history. David Allen's book established a precedent for investigating natural history as a social phenomenon. Here the author traces the evolution of natural history from the seventeenth to the early twentieth centuries, from the "herbalizings" of apprentice apothecaries to the establishment of nati... 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

Condition: Very Good


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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Herbals, Their Origin and Evolution : A Chapter in the History of Botany [Signed by author)

By: Arber, Agnes

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1953

Edition: Second edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 014815

Condition: Good


Second edition, enlarged and re-set, reprinted 1953. Large octavo, pp xxiv, 326, fore-edge foxed, endpapers foxed, otherwise clean and sound internally, green cloth, a slight bump to the top edge of the lower cover, otherwise very good, the dustwrapper is price-clipped and very foxed and wrinkled. [A signed presentation copy - "Mr B.E.N. Fawcett with every good wishes from Agnes Arber, April 1956".] 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

Condition: Very Good


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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The English Parson-naturalist: A Companionship Between Science and Religion

By: Armstrong, Patrick

Price: £6.75

Publisher: Leominster, Gracewing: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014091

ISBN: 0852445164

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, octavo, pp x, 198, extremely clean internally, paperback, covers showing the slightest signs of age, View more info

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Remarkable Discoveries !

By: Ashall, Frank

Price: £5.95

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011172

ISBN: 0521433177

Condition: Very Good


A few illustrations, pp xii, 278, very clean internally, corner of cloth very slightly bumped, otherwise a very good copy in a dustwrapper showing only the slightest signs of use. [Shows how scientists have made great discoveries that have pushed back the frontiers of knowledge and have changed the way we look at the world. Frank Ashall, scientist and writer, takes us on a magical mystery tour of eighteen major scientific discoveries. Electricity, X-rays, DNA fingerprinting and the Big Bang are but a few of the achievements on which the author writes. We delve into the world of the researcher ... View more info

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Barometers: Aneroid and Barographs

By: Banfield, Edwin

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Trowbridge, Baros Books: 1996

Seller ID: 014480

ISBN: 0948382023

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, octavo, pp viii, 151, a very good copy in dustwrapper. View more info

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The Heyday of Natural History, 1820-1870

By: Barber, Lynn

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1980

Seller ID: 010481

ISBN: 022401448X

Condition: Good


Illustrated, large 8vo, pp 320, a good copy in a slightly worn dustwrapper. View more info

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Mendel's Principles of Genetics

By: Bateson, W.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Cambridge at the University Press: 1913

Seller ID: 012622

Condition: Fair


Third impression, with additions. Illustrated, including six colour plates, pp xiv, 413, a bit used and thumbed throughout, cloth rubbed and a little marked, lacking the top 7mm of the spine, joints cracked but firm. A duplicate from the Royal Horticultural Society Wisley Laboratory, with a withdrawn stamp on the front endpaper, but no other markings. View more info

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Sex and Death in Protozoa - the history of an obsession [Sir John Burnett's copy]

By: Bell, Graham

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Reproduction. mortality. genetics., Cambridge University Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011530

ISBN: 0521361419

Condition: Very Good


Octavo, pp xiv, 199, a very good clean hardback copy in a dustwrapper showing only slight signs of use. { Is ageing inevitable, or can senescence and death be evaded? Large animals and plants always age if they live long enough; even individual cells from their bodies cannot continue living and dividing indefinitely. Whether or not single-celled organisms also age and die, and what relation sex bore to the process of senescence, was the subject of vigorous debate and experimentation early in the last century. In this book, Dr Bell disinters and reanalyzes these forgotten experiments, and argue... View more info

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A History of Ornithology (New Naturalist 104)

By: Bircham, Peter

Price: £13.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006464

ISBN: 0007199694

Condition: New


FIRST EDITION. Illustrated, pp xii, 482, an excellent copy in dustwrapper. [Today the RSPB has over one million members, reflecting the huge interest in birdwatching as a hobby. Over the years the growth in amateur birdwatchers has contributed enormously to our understanding of bird life, behaviour and populations. But what did we know about birds a thousand years ago and how has our understanding developed? Which species did we recognise, and when did people begin to record their sightings? Peter Bircham looks at the history of British ornithology from 1066 to the mid-1970s, exploring along t... View more info

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A History of Ornithology (New Naturalist 104)

By: Bircham, Peter

Price: £11.50

Publisher: London, Collins: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014430

ISBN: 0007199694

Condition: As New


FIRST EDITION. Illustrated, pp xii, 482, very clean internally, green cloth in excellent condition, an as new copy in an unfaded dustwrapper with a very tiny tear to its spine head and a tiny mark to the rear fold-over flap. [Today the RSPB has over one million members, reflecting the huge interest in birdwatching as a hobby. Over the years the growth in amateur birdwatchers has contributed enormously to our understanding of bird life, behaviour and populations. But what did we know about birds a thousand years ago and how has our understanding developed? Which species did we recognise, and ... View more info