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Image for Polar Bears. Proceedings of the Ninth Working Meeting of the IUCN/SSC Specialist Group, 1985  [Richard Fitter's copy]

Polar Bears. Proceedings of the Ninth Working Meeting of the IUCN/SSC Specialist Group, 1985 [Richard Fitter's copy]

By: N/A

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Cambridge, IUCN: 1986

Seller ID: 009120

ISBN: 2880323088

Condition: Very Good


Slim 8vo, pp 152, paperback, fore-edge marked otherwise a very good copy. [From the library of the naturalist and conservationist Richard Fitter, with his stamp on the front endpaper.] View more info

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British Bats (New Naturalist 93)

By: Altringham, John

Price: £100.00

Publisher: London, Harper Collins: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009537

ISBN: 0002201402

Condition: Good


First edition. Illustrated, pp 218, there is just slight suggestion of creasing to the fold-over flaps of the dustwrapper, there are three tiny bruises to the top edge of the rear cover, and these also affect the dustwrapper slightly, otherwise an excellent copy in unfaded dustwrapper. [Bats are arguably the most successful and diverse mammals ever to evolve. In Britain, one in three of our native land mammals is a bat. Their ecology and behaviour is fascinating. Few mammals live closer to humans; in fact many species roost unnoticed in our homes, and some are now almost entirely dependent on ... View more info

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The Kangaroo

By: Archer, Michael

Price: £12.50

Publisher: McMahons Point, Kevin Weldon: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009747

ISBN: 0949708224

Condition: Very Good


Very well illustrated, small folio, pp 263. very clean internally. red cloth with pictorial inlay, slightly worn, binding leaning slightly. [Very heavy - extra postage may be necessary] View more info

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Atlas of Mammals in Britain

By: Arnold, H.R.

Price: £16.50

Publisher: London, HMSO (Natural Environment Research Council): 1993

Seller ID: 010014

ISBN: 0117016675

Condition: Very Good


Tall quarto, pp 145, many distribution maps, very clean internally, paperback, covers very slightly age-toned and very slightly worn. View more info

Image for Seals. A collection of 8 books: Shillay and the Seals. The World of the Walrus. The Seals and the Curragh.Grey Seals and the Farne Islands. The Seal Summer. The Natural History of Seals. Seals of the World

Seals. A collection of 8 books: Shillay and the Seals. The World of the Walrus. The Seals and the Curragh.Grey Seals and the Farne Islands. The Seal Summer. The Natural History of Seals. Seals of the World

By: Atkinson, Robert. Perry, Richard. Lockley, R.M. Anderson, Sheila. Hickling, Grace; Hooke, Nina Warner. Bonner, W.Nigel & King, Judith E.

Price: £25.00

Seller ID: 013811

Condition: Good


A good collection of books, comprising : Robert Atkinson - Shillay and the Seals, 1980, good in d.w. Richard Perry - The World of the Walrus, 1967, good in d.w. R.M. Lockley - The Seals and the Curragh, 1954, good in d.w. Sheila Anderson - Seals, 1990, good. Grace Hickling - Grey Seals and the Farne Islands, 1962, good in browned d.w. Nina Warner Hooke - The Seal Summer, 1964, good in sl worn d.w. W. Nigel Bonner - The Natural History of Seals, 1989, good in sl marked d.w. Judith E. King - Seals of the World, 1964, paperback, slightly worn. [A heavy lot, but no extra postage within the... 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

ISBN: 0520260244

Condition: As New


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 portraits of animal pleasure ranging from the charismatic and familiar to the obscure and bizarre. These photographs, windows onto... 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

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The Natural History of Orang-utan

By: BENNETT, Elisabeth L.

Price: £12.50

Publisher: Kota Kinabalu, 2006

Seller ID: 008879

ISBN: 9838120685

Condition: New


NEW. Well illustrated, small slim 8vo, pp x, 89, paperback, a very good copy. [The name “orang-utan” conjures up very different images to different people: shy, elusive man of the forest; a tantalising glimpse into unknown worlds of the jungles of the Far East; an endearing, appealing and amusing star of popular movies; the highlight of a visit to the zoo. But what is the true nature of the orang-utan? It is in the record book for several reasons: it is one of our closest relatives; it is the largest primate in Asia; and is the largest tree-dwelling animal in the world. Once more widesprea... View more info

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The African Elephant [Richard Fitter's copy]

By: Bere, Rennie

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Arthur Barker: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009172

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, large 8vo, pp 96, a good copy in a dustwrapper which is showing only the faintest signs of use, with very faint foxing and a crease to the front foldover flap. [From the library of the naturalist and conservationist Richard Fitter, with his stamp on the front endpaper.] View more info

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Wake of the Whale

By: Brower, Kenneth

Price: £12.50

Publisher: New York, London, Paris, Friends of the Earth: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011162

ISBN: 009140360x

Condition: Very Good


Very well illustrated, small folio, pp 160, a very good copy in a dustwrapper showing very slight signs of wear. View more info

Image for Los Mamiferos de Chamela Jalisco

Los Mamiferos de Chamela Jalisco

By: Ceballos, Gerardo & Miranda, Alvaro

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Mexico, Instituto de Biologia: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012170

ISBN: 9683602568

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, small octavo, pp 436, very clean internally, paperback, covers a little worn and creased. [Very scarce - the edition was limited to 1000 copies] Spanish text. View more info

Image for The Hormones in Human Reproduction

The Hormones in Human Reproduction

By: Corner, George W.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 1946

Seller ID: 012580

Condition: Good


Third printing, 1946. Illustrated with line drawings and photographs throughout the text, small octavo, pp xx, 265, endpapers slightly marked, a neat name and date on the front endpaper, fore-edge slightly foxed, otherwise clean internally, cloth slightly dull, slightly worn and marked. View more info

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

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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Wild Country - a Highland naturalist's notes and pictures

By: Darling, F. Fraser

Price: £18.50

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013088

Condition: Good


Illustrated, large slim octavo, pp x, 104, spine slightly age-toned and very slightly frayed at the head, a very good clean copy overall. SCARCE. [From the library of the ecologist Brian Hopkins, with his signature on the front endpaper]. View more info

Image for A Herd of Red Deer - a study in animal behaviour

A Herd of Red Deer - a study in animal behaviour

By: Darling, F. Fraser

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press, Geoffrey Cumberlege: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013105

Condition: Fair


First edition. Illustrated, large folding map and small folding plan at end, pp x, 215, a little used throughout, front free endpaper partially stuck down, green cloth, a bit worn and marked, the spine is very worn and creased and at one time has been loose but now stuck down. [A copy from Lewis's Circulating Library with their label on the upper cover and front endpaper; signature of the ecologist Brian Hopkins on the half-title.] A good working/reading copy, but no more, of the very scarce first edition. View more info

African Game Ranching

By: DASMANN, Raymond F.

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Oxford, Pergamon Press: 1964

Seller ID: 005787


A few text illustrations, small slim 8vo, pp x, 75, soft card covers, very slightly worn. [From the library of the naturalist and conservationist Richard Fitter]. View more info

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

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, problem solving, proboscis monkey, proconsul, pronghorn antelopes, proteidae etc.]. Very heavy, weighing 13.5 kilos before pa... View more info

Image for Introduction a l'Etude Systematique des Vertebres

Introduction a l'Etude Systematique des Vertebres

By: Devillers, Ch.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Paris, Doin: 1973

Seller ID: 007466

Condition: Good


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

Checklist of Palaearctic and Indian Mammals, 1758 to 1946

By: Ellerman, J.R. & Morrison-Scott, T.C.S.

Price: £27.50

Publisher: London, Trustees of the British Museum: 1951

Seller ID: 004240


Thick quarto, pp (2), 810, folding map, amendment slip loosely inserted, buckram a little rubbed, morocco spine label chipped, a duplicate from the British Museum with cancellation stamps (including one on upper cover).From the library of the naturalist and conservationist Richard Fitter. View more info

Southern African Mammals 1758 to 1951 : a Reclassification

By: ELLERMAN, J.R., MORRISON-SCOTT, T.C.S. & HAYMAN, R.W.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Trustees of the British Museum: 1953

Seller ID: 004241


Three maps, quarto, pp 363, morocco label on spine, buckram slightly faded, otherwise a good bright copy. From the library of the naturalist and conservationist Richard Fitter. View more info