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British Bats (New Naturalist 93)

By: Altringham, John

Price: £70.00

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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Amphibians and Reptiles (New Naturalist 87)

By: Beebee, Trevor & Griffiths, Richard

Price: £55.00

Publisher: London, Harper Collins: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009427

ISBN: 000220083X

Condition: As New


Illustrated, large octavo, pp 270, a really very good copy in unfaded dustwrapper. The very faintest of abrasions to the dustwrapper upper cover (barely perceptable) prevent this being listed as a new copy. [Building on the solid foundations established by the two earlier New Naturalist volumes on this subject, eminent herpetologists Trevor Beebee and Richard Griffiths have brought together a wealth of new and fascinating information on the British amphibians and reptiles. An introductory chapter looks at the subject of biogeography and how factors such as geological history, latitude and clim... View more info

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The Natural History of Islands (New Naturalist 109)

By: Berry, R.J.

Price: £47.50

Publisher: London, Collins: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006474

ISBN: 0007267371

Condition: New


FIRST EDITION. NEW. Illustrated, pp xiv, 384, a very good copy in dustwrapper. In publisher's shrinkwrap View more info

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Inheritance and Natural History

By: Berry, R.J.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015146

ISBN: 0002190842

Condition: Good


First edition. Illustrated, octavo, pp 350, a production fault has led to corner creasing on pages 216-265, [see illustration] otherwise extremely clean internally, green cloth in very good condition, the dustwrapper is not price-clipped, has a £6.50 price, but is slightly faded on its spine. [This absorbing book is about genetics as it applies to the world around us. Its main aim is to show the ways in which inherited variation can help to explain the properties of natural populations: the differences between individuals, the extent and mechanism for transmitting characteristics from one gen... View more info

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A History of Ornithology (New Naturalist 104)

By: Bircham, Peter

Price: £18.50

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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The Art of Botanical Illustration

By: Blunt, Wilfrid

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Collins: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009458

Condition: Very Good


First edition, illustrated, large octavo, pp xxxii, 304, fore-edge browned, pages a little age-toned, endpapers unevenly faded, otherwise very clean internally, cloth faded and very slightly age-toned, a very faint suggestion of a crease to the spine, in a dustwrapper which is not price-clipped but which is browned, chipped and slightly frayed, a little foxed externally and more foxed internally with three internal tape repairs. With a Collins advertising card loosely inserted. View more info

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A Country Parish - Great Budworth in the County of Chester [Richard Fitter's copy]

By: Boyd, A.W.

Price: £70.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013077

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Illustrated, pp xvi, 278, very slight foxing here and there, upper corners of cloth slightly bumped, lower cover with a faint scratch, otherwise a good clean copy in a dustwrapper which is not price-clipped but which is a little foxed and sl worn around the margins, and with a slight crease near the head of its spine. It is now contained in a removable plastic cover. [From the library of the naturalist and conservationist Richard Fitter, with his stamp on the front endpaper.] View more info

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The Hebrides

By: Boyd, J.M. & I.L.

Price: £250.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014941

ISBN: 0002198843

Condition: Fine


First edition. Illustrated, octavo, pp 416, immaculately clean internally, green cloth in very good condition, the dustwrapper is not price-clipped, its spine is possibly slightly age-toned but still has good colour, the fore-edge of the upper fold-over flap has a double crease (see images attached). {The Hebrides is an area of great natural beauty, which draws back thousands of visitors year after year to its wonderful scenery and abundant wildlife. Yet, until now, there has been no up-to-date, complete natural history for its many followers to refer to. This title fills the gap. In a style a... View more info

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The Hebrides - a natural history

By: Boyd, J.Morton & Boyd, Ian L.

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1990

Seller ID: 009453

ISBN: 0002198851

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, thick 8vo, pp 416, paperback, the slightest signs of wear, but really a very good copy. SCARCE. [The Hebrides is an area of great natural beauty, which draws back thousands of visitors year after year to its wonderful scenery and abundant wildlife. Yet, until now, there has been no up-to-date, complete natural history for its many followers to refer to. This new title fills the gap. In a style at once both readable and informative the Drs. J. M. and I. L. Boyd cover every aspect of the islands. Starting with a clear explanation of the geology, climate and hydrography, they move on... View more info

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The World of Spiders

By: Bristowe, W.S.

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014379

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Illustrated, octavo, pp xiv, 304, very clean internally, green cloth in very bright condition. The dustwrapper is not price-clipped; it is slightly age-toned, rather faded on the spine, a little chipped and frayed along the top margins, and with several small pieces missing mainly around its spine head. [Spiders have made a real success of life on dry land, and the influence of their numbers on the evolution of insects is vividly described. The author is one of the many distinguished amateurs who have contributed so much to our natural history; he has indeed done more than any o... View more info

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Garden Natural History (New Naturalist 102)

By: Buczacki, Stefan

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006460

ISBN: 0007139934

Condition: New


FIRST EDITION. Illustrated, pp x, 324, an excellent copy in dustwrapper. Still in the publisher's original shrinkwrap. [The author takes a broad look at the relatively unexplored world of the garden, and its relevance within the context of natural history overall. Though gardens are often viewed merely as artificial creations rather than easily accessible places to observe and encourage wildlife, ‘Garden Natural History’ rectifies this misconception. By viewing gardens within the wider context of the British ecological landscape, Buczacki follows the garden's development as a habitat withi... View more info

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The World of the Honeybee

By: Butler, Colin G.

Price: £16.75

Publisher: London, Collins: 1977

Seller ID: 014378

ISBN: 0002195526

Condition: Very Good


[Revised edition, reprinted 1977]. Illustrated, octavo, pp xii, 226, extremely clean internally, green cloth in very good condition. The dustwrapper is not price-clipped but is faded on its spine; it has the original publisher's film covering which is slighly wrinkled on the upper cover. [The mysteries of bee life are illuminated for beekeepers, entomologists and students of natural history in general. The complex and wonderful organisation of the honeybee has fascinated many naturalists and writers for centuries. For many years head of the research station at Rothamsted, Dr Butler’s own dis... View more info

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Wildfowl (New Naturalist 110)

By: Cabot, David

Price: £43.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006475

ISBN: 0007146582

Condition: New


FIRST EDITION. Illustrated, pp viv, 460, a very good copy in dustwrapper, still in the publisher's shrinkwrap.. [Provides a much-anticipated overview of the fascinating birds that have become icons of our diminishing wilderness areas. Wildfowl swans, geese and ducks have been the subject of poetry, fables, folklore and music, and a source of inspiration to writers, artists, historians and naturalists alike. Historically, they have featured prominently in our diet; more recently they have become the most widely domesticated group of birds. Wildfowl have been scientifically studied more intensiv... View more info

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Ireland (New Naturalist 84)

By: Cabot, David

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Harper Collins: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009419

ISBN: 0002200791

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Illustrated, large octavo, pp 512, very clean internally, the green cloth has the slightest of dents at the top of the spine, otherrwise very good. The dustwrapper is not price-clipped and not faded, it has a similar tiny bump at the head of its spine but otherwise is in excellent condition. . [ This book covers all aspects of the natural history of Ireland, from biological history, geology and climate, through to nature conservation. David Cabot, an expert in his field, provides a comprehensive view of all the different types of habitats to be found in Ireland, from the peatl... View more info

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The Peak District

By: Edwards, K.C.

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Collins: 1962

Seller ID: 014385

Condition: Very Good


Second impression (same year as first edition). Illustrated, octavo, pp xvi, 240, extremely clean internally. green cloth in very good condition. The dustwrapper is price-clipped, slightly age-toned on the spine and lower cover, very slight signs of wear or creasing just along the margins,a small tear at the top fore-edge of the lower fold-over. Overall a very nice copy. [Lying as it does at the heart of industrial England, this area of intimate wooded dales, steep-sided gorges and windswept boggy moorland, is perhaps the most welcome of all Britain’s National Parks; certainly, it is the... View more info

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The Broads

By: Ellis, E.A.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014402

Condition: Fair


First edition. Illustrated, octavo, pp xii, 401, an ex-library copy with stamped number at the bottom of the title page, lacking the rear endpaper, faint stamp markes on the paste-down rear endpaper, rear hinge cracked, green cloth a bit marked and faded on its upper cover, slightly faded at the base of the spine. The dustwrapper is repaired internally, not price-clipped, rather worn, creased and frayed with a few small tears, now protected in a removable plastic cover. View more info

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Butterflies

By: Ford, E.B.

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Collins: 1967

Edition: Third edition

Seller ID: 014940

ISBN: 0002193930

Condition: Very Good


Third edition. Well illustrated in colour and black and white, large octavo, pp 368, slight foxing to the fore-edge, otherwise very clean internally, green cloth showing the slightest signs of rubbing but a very bright copy; the dustwrapper is price-clipped and a little foxed on the lower cover and fold-over flap. View more info

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Flowers of the Coast

By: Hepburn, Ian

Price: £21.50

Publisher: London, Collins: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015542

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, octavo, pp xiv, 236, a minute owner's name and date on the front endpaper, otherwise an extremely clean copy internally. Green cloth, a slight bubble on the upper cover, otherwise very good. The dustwrapper has slight minor fraying along the top and bottom edges, slightly more pronounced on the spine, not price-clipped, perhaps slightly faded overall, and certainly so on the spine where the number is virtually lost. Nevertheless, still an impressive copy, and now nicely protected in a removable cover. View more info

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The Common Lands of England and Wales

By: Hoskins, W.G. & Stazmp, L. Dudley

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014405

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Illustrated, octavo, pp xviii, 366, a neat name and address on the front endpaper, top edge and fore-edge foxed, otherwise very clean internally, green cloth with slight splash-marks on the upper cover, otherwise clean and tight. The dustwrapper is price-clipped, the spine and lower cover slightly age-toned, otherwise very good. [All common lands and village greens are listed county by county, along with an analysis of their legal and natural state. The report of the Royal Commission on Common Lands (of which both authors were members) revealed not only the chaotic state of th... View more info

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The Heron

By: Lowe, Frank A.

Price: £90.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015643

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, small octavo, pp xiv, 177, (i), slight foxing to top, fore and bottom edge, front endpaper very slightly foxed, otherwise clean and sound internally, green cloth in very good condition but binding leaning slightly. The dustwrapper is not price-clipped, it is a little foxed internally which also shows on the exterior of the rear cover and, to a slight extent, on the spine and the upper cover. View more info