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A Field Guide to the Fishes of Kuching Rivers, Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo

By: ATACK, Katherine

Price: £22.50

Publisher: Kota Kinabalu, 2006

Seller ID: 003684

ISBN: 9838121134

Condition: New


NEW. Well illustrated, pp xii, 200, a good copy in dustwrapper. [Introduces the non-taxonomic reader to the variety of fish species in the mostly estuarine rivers running through the city of Kuching. Many of the species are illustrated with some of the most stunning photography yet seen in any fish guide. One hundred and two species are described with detailed information on the appearance, habitat and distribution. These species range from freshwater species that can tolerate low salinity levels to marine species that visit freshwater. This book covers the species most likely to be seen, and ... 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

Image for Les Poissons des Eaux Douces de la France   [Alan Davidson's copy]

Les Poissons des Eaux Douces de la France [Alan Davidson's copy]

By: Blanchard, Emile

Price: £135.00

Publisher: Paris, J.B. Bailliere et Fils: 1866

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009154

Condition: Good


Illustrated with text engravings, large thick 8vo, pp xvi, 656, some foxing and age-staining, rather heavy and dis-figuring on some pages, quarter morocco and marbled boards, a little rubbed. [Stamp of "Bibliotheque Maurice Hofer" on the half-title.]. The scarce first edition. [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 Oxfo... View more info

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The Interpet Encyclopedia of Koi: A Comprehensive Introduction to Keeping and Displaying These Magnificent Ornamental Fish

By: Brewster, Bernice; Chapple, Nicky; Davies, Mark (et al) [Anne Mcdowall - editor]

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Dorking, Interpet Publishing: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013865

ISBN: 1902389735

Condition: Very Good


Very well illustrated, quarto, pp 208, pictorial boards, a very good copy. [A comprehensive introduction to keeping and displaying these magnificent ornamental fish, from choosing healthy stock to installing a fully equipped koi pond. Plus a full-colour survey of all the major varieties.] 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 this idea by manipulating whole lakes experimentally, and coordinating this with palaeolimnological studies, simulation model... 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 Foreign Office and served in diplomatic posts in Washington, Tunis, Brussels, Cairo, the Hague; from 1973 to 1975, he was am... 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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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 to fisheries managers is now available. Contributions come from around the world. Carefully edited by an internationally res... View more info

North Atlantic Seafood

By: DAVIDSON, Alan

Price: £3.00

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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Guppy Handbook

By: Emmens, Cliff W.

Price: £3.90

Publisher: New Jersey, T.F.H. Publications: 1970

Seller ID: 014647

ISBN: 0876660847

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, 12mo, pp 128, paperback, very slight signs of wear to the covers, but a very good copy. [Postage will be reduced.] View more info

Image for Contributions To Natural History Chiefly In Relation To The Food Of The People.  By a Rural D.D.

Contributions To Natural History Chiefly In Relation To The Food Of The People. By a Rural D.D.

By: Esdaile, David

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood & Sons: 1865

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015001

Condition: Very Good


Octavo, pp viii, 364, slight age-toning, otherwise clean and sound internally, front and rear hinges cracking but sound, green cloth only slightly worn. Quite a presentable copy. [A fascinating work on the dietary aspects of much of the subjects - oysters, salmon, herrings and other fish, fungi, horses. Little seems to be known of the author, apart from the fact that he was a Scottish minister; he was obviously much concerned on improving the diet of the Scottish people.] 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 Food. In 1948, Davidson joined the Foreign Office and served in diplomatic posts in Washington, Tunis, Brussels, Cairo, the Ha... 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

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The Freshwater Aquarium - a practical handbook

By: Frey, Hans

Price: £3.50

Publisher: London, Orbis Publishing Ltd: 1984

Seller ID: 014559

ISBN: 0856136204

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, large octavo, pp 288, hardback, a very good copy in slightly stretched dustwrapper. View more info

Image for A Catalogue of the Vertebrate Fauna of Dumfriesshire   [Richard Fitter's copy]

A Catalogue of the Vertebrate Fauna of Dumfriesshire [Richard Fitter's copy]

By: Gladstone, Hugh S.

Price: £125.00

Publisher: Dumfries, J. Maxwell & Son: 1912

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed letter from author

Seller ID: 013084

Condition: Very Good


Large slim octavo, pp xiv, 80, a little age-toned, top edge gilt, other edges uncut, folding map, cloth slightly dusty, spine slightly faded, otherwise a very good copy. [With two short typed letters to the notable ornithologist Rev F.L. Blathwayt, signed by the author.] RARE [From the library of the naturalist and conservationist Richard Fitter, with his stamp on the front endpaper.] View more info

Image for The Alleged Pugnacity of the Swordfish and the Spearfishes as Shown by Their Attacks on Vessels - "A study of their behavior and the structures which make possible these attacks".

The Alleged Pugnacity of the Swordfish and the Spearfishes as Shown by Their Attacks on Vessels - "A study of their behavior and the structures which make possible these attacks".

By: Gudger, E.W.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Calcutta, Royal Asiatic Society of Bengal: 1940

Seller ID: 008822

Condition: Good


With seven pages of plates, pp (100), a little worn internally, paperback, covers a bit worn and marked. VERY SCARCE. [ Memoirs of the Royal Asiatic Society of Bengal, Vol XII number 2.] View more info

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Dangerous Marine Animals

By: Halstead, Bruce W.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Maryland, Cornell Maritime Press: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013497

Condition: Good


Illustrated, octavo, pp xii, 146, a neat owner;s name on the front endpaper, otherwise very clean internally, blue cloth slightly rubbed, spine head very slightly pulled. View more info

Image for Die Pflanzen und Fische des Süsswasser-Aquariums. Ein illustrierter leitfaden zur anlage, pflege und unterhaltung

Die Pflanzen und Fische des Süsswasser-Aquariums. Ein illustrierter leitfaden zur anlage, pflege und unterhaltung

By: Henkel, Fr; Baum, H & Stansch, K.

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Darmstadt, Friedrich Henkel: 1907

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013654

Condition: Good


Illustrated, octavo, pp 74, (+ advertisements - 10 pages), corners a bit bumped and folded, bound in hald cloth and plain boards, a small paper label on the spine (peeling), the original paper covers bound in, the Hartland Library copy, with labels on the front endpape, a stamp on the verso of the title page, but no other markings. RARE. [The Library was formed by Edwin Sydney Hartland, and was a diverse, but major, collection of herbals, archaeology and anthropology. It was donated to Gloucestershire County Council in 1936, and was eventually dispersed around 2010.] View more info

Image for The Fresh-Water Fishes of North Borneo (latest 2002 Edition, with revised chapter).

The Fresh-Water Fishes of North Borneo (latest 2002 Edition, with revised chapter).

By: INGER, Robert F. & Chin Phui Kong

Price: £28.50

Publisher: Kota Kinabalu, 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003450

ISBN: 9838120707

Condition: New


Hardback edition. Illustrated, pp 268, [78], a very good copy in dustwrapper. [The supplementary chapter has been revised since the 1990 reprint, and now contains 78 pages rather than 47. Includes new species, illustrations, records of distribution, photographs, local names etc. North Borneo (now Sabah) is situated at the northern tip of Borneo Island (the third largest island in the world), it lies between 5° and 7° north of the Equator. It covers an area of 73,711 sq. km. (29,388 sq. miles) or about 10% of Borneo’s total area of 286,699 sq. miles, yet it has nearly 40% of the fresh-water... View more info