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Early British Railways

By: Barman, Christian

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, King Penguin: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009586

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated with 16 plates, small slim 12mo, pp 40, slight foxing to the endpapers (and very slightly to the first few pages), a neat inscription on the front endpaper, pictorial boards with slightly bruised lower corners, showing only very slight signs of wear, in a dustwrapper which is price-clipped and just a little worn, spine slightly browned. Postage will be reduced. View more info

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Medieval Carvings in Exeter Cathedral (Alan Titchmarsh's copy)

By: Cave, C.J.P. (& Nikolaus Pevsner)

Price: £3.00

Publisher: London, Penguin Books: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013931

Condition: Good


First edition. Illustrated with 64 photographic plates, 12mo, pp 44, endpapers and fore-edge a little foxed, otherwise extremely clean and sound internally, pictorial boards in excellent condition, the dustwrapper is not price-clipped and is a little foxed on the fold-over flaps, otherwise very good. [Alan Titchmarsh's copy with his bookplate on the front endpaper.]. Postage will be reduced. View more info

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British Shells

By: Duncan, F. Martin

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Penguin Books: 1943

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011186

Condition: Fair


Illustrated with 16 colour plates, 12mo, pp 32, slight foxing to the title page, very slight foxing to the plates, otherwise clean and sound internally, pictorial boards a little stained along the top margin, a bit marked and rubbed, corners slightly worn, spine fraying but virtually complete (lacking a tiny portion at the head, and a small piece of the lower joint). Postage will be reduced. View more info

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Ballooning

By: Gibbs-Smith, C.H.

Price: £3.00

Publisher: London, King Penguin: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009656

Condition: Very Good


Small slim 12mo, 32 plates, pp 40, very clean internally, pictorial boards showing slight signs of wear, the book has been squashed at some time, so there is bowing to the covers (see illustration), spine a bit faded as usual and slightly worn at the head. Postage will be reduced. View more info

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Birds of La Plata

By: Hudson, W.H.; Curle, Richard (intro)

Price: £11.50

Publisher: Harmondsworth, King Penguin: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008950

Condition: Very Good


First edition, 16 colour plates by S. Magno, slim 12mo, pp 28, a very clean copy internally, pictorial borads in very good condition, in a dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and just a little age-toned, lacking a tiny piece at the head of its spine and a small closed tear at the top of its lower cover. Postage will be much reduced. View more info

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Fishes of Britain's Rivers and Lakes

By: Norman, J.R.

Price: £3.00

Publisher: London, Penguin Books: 1943

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011177

Condition: Fair


16 colour plates (from Donovan's work of 1802-1808), 12mo, pp 32, hinge slightly cracked before the plates section but still strong, pictorial boards a bit worn, spine lacking tiny portions at head and foot, lower margin of the upper cover shelf-worn, corners a bit worn. Postage will be reduced. View more info

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Romney Marsh

By: Piper, John

Price: £19.50

Publisher: Harmondsworth, Penguin Books: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014046

Condition: Very Good


Well illustrated by Piper throuoghout, small slim 12mo, pp 36 + 16 colour plates, endpapers a little wrinkled and very slightly foxed, pictorial boards in very good condition, the dustwrapper is not price-clipped, slightly faded and slightly worn along the top margin, its spine age-toned and a little worn, with slight loss at the spine head. View more info

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A Book of Roses

By: Ramsbottom, John

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Harmondsworth, King Penguin: 1941

Seller ID: 009492

Condition: Good


First reprint. Small slim 12mo, illustrated with 16 colour plates by Redoute, pp 30, endpapers a little age-toned, plates and text a little foxed, pictorial boards a little worn foxed and age-toned. SCARCE. Postage will be reduced. View more info

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A Book of Roses

By: Ramsbottom, John

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Harmondsworth, King Penguin: 1941

Seller ID: 013932

Condition: Good


First reprint. Small slim 12mo, illustrated with 16 colour plates by Redoute, pp 30, contents a little age-toned, a neat name and address on the front endpaper, pictorial boards rather faded, a little worn and age-toned, lacking parts of the spine, and rest of spine rather fragile. SCARCE. Postage will be reduced. View more info

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Edible Fungi

By: Ramsbottom, John

Price: £3.50

Publisher: London, King Penguin: 1943

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012871

Condition: Good


Well illustrated with 16 colour plages by Rose Ellenby, (cover designed by her also), slim 12mo, pp 36, slight foxing to the plates and endpaper, a neat contemporary signature and date on the front endpaper, pictorial boards age-toned, spine a bit darker, slight cracking and wear to the spine. [Postage will be reduced] View more info

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Edible Fungi

By: Ramsbottom, John

Price: £3.00

Publisher: London, King Penguin: 1943

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012872

Condition: Good


First edition. Well illustrated with 16 colour plates by Rose Ellenby, (cover designed by her also), slim 12mo, pp 36, slightly age-toned, a tiny neat signature and date on the front endpaper, pictorial boards slightly worn, spine slightly age-toned, the spine is cracking and fraying down its upper joint. [Postage will be reduced] View more info

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Edible Fungi

By: Ramsbottom, John

Price: £3.00

Publisher: London, King Penguin: 1943

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015007

Condition: Good


First edition. Well illustrated with 16 colour plates by Rose Ellenby, (cover designed by her also), slim 12mo, pp 36, slightly age-toned and marked, pictorial boards slightly worn, lacking the bottom 25mm of the spine. [Postage will be reduced] View more info

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Poisonous Fungi

By: Ramsbottom, John

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Harmondsworth, Penguin Books: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014047

Condition: Fair


Small slim 12mo, pp 32, with 16 colour plates by Rose Ellenby, slightly worn internally, pictorial boards slightly worn, the spine has been replaced with brown paper. [Postage will be reduced] View more info

Poisonous Fungi

By: Ramsbottom, John

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Harmondsworth, Penguin Books: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015136

Condition: Fair


Small slim 12mo, pp 32, with 16 colour plates by Rose Ellenby, pictorial boards very slightly worn, lacking the top 20mm of the spine and a little oif the covers on either side of it. [Postage will be reduced] View more info

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A Book of Mosses

By: Richards, Paul

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Harmondsworth, Penguin Books: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011190

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Small slim 12mo, pp 40, with 16 colour plates from Hedig's "Descriptio...muscorum" of 1787-97, a very good clean copy with pictorial boards designed by Paxton Chadwick, in a dustwrapper with the same design which is a little faded in places, and with frays and tiny tears along its top edge. Postage will be reduced. View more info

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A Prospect of Wales

By: Rowntree, Kenneth & Jones, Gwyn

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, King Penguin: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009571

Condition: Fair


First edition. Small slim 12mo, pp 32, with 20 colour plates, pictorial boards, very slight signs of wear, no dustwrapper, lacking the front endpaper but otherwise a very clean copy internally. [Postage will be much reduced] View more info

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British Reptiles and Amphibia

By: Smith, Malcolm (illus Paxton Chadwick)

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, King Penguin: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008860

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Illustrated with 16 coloured plates by Paxton Chadwick, slim 12mo, pp 34, rear endpaper very slightly marked, decorated boards (also by Chadwick) slightly rubbed and worn, very slightly bowed. [David McClintock's copy, with his bookplate]. Postage will be much reduced. View more info

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An Atlas of Tudor England and Wales - Forty Plates from John Speed's Pocket Atlas 0f 1627 [Alan Titchmarsh's copy]

By: Taylor E.G.R. (John Speed)

Price: £3.00

Publisher: London, Penguin Books: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011188

Condition: Good


First edition. Well illustrated with 40 plates, 12mo, pp 32, slight age-toning, otherwise very good internally, pictorial boards, lower joint of spine cracking a alittle, otherwise in very good condition. With the bookplate of Alan Titchmarsh on the front endpaper. Postage will be reduced. View more info

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Some British Beetles

By: Taylor, Geoffrey

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, King Penguin: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008857

Condition: Good


First edition, 24 colour plates by Vere Temple, slim 12mo, pp 32, very slight age-toning, an inscription on the front endpaper, otherwise clean internally, pictorial boards, very slightly rubbed, slight wear at head and tail of the spine. Postage will be much reduced. View more info

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Ur : The First Phases

By: Woolley, C. Leonard

Price: £3.00

Publisher: London, Penguin Books: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011175

Condition: Very Good


First edition, 16 colour plates, 12mo, pp 40, clean internally with no markings, pictorial boards, very slightly worn, spine slightly faded. Postage will be reduced. View more info