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The Oyster - a popular summary of a scientific study

By: Brooks, William K.

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Baltimore & London, The John Hopkins University Press: 1996

Seller ID: 005479

ISBN: 0801853915

Condition: Very Good


(1905). Facsimile reprint 1996. Small 8vo, pp xxxviii, 230, paperback, a very good copy. View more info

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Parasites and Parasitism

By: Cameron, T.W.M.

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co, and The English Language Book Society: 1965

Seller ID: 013303

Condition: Very Good


A few text illustrations, large octavo, pp xx, 322, clean internally, soft cloth showing very slight signs of wear. View more info

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Dog-Whelks : an introduction to the biology of Nucella lapillus

By: Crothers, J.H.

Price: £12.50

Publisher: Taunton, Field Studies Council: 1985

Seller ID: 008376

ISBN: 1851531718

Condition: Good


Illustrated, large slim 8vo, pp (70), clean internally, paperback, covers slightly foxed and age-toned, otherwise a good copy. SCARCE. View more info

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Land and Fresh Water Mollusks; Hydroids (Harriman Alaska Series Volume XIII)

By: Dall, William H.; Nutting, C.C.

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Washington, The Smithsonian Institution: 1910

Seller ID: 012205

Condition: Good


Illustrated with 15 plates and 118 text illustrations, large octavo, pp (12), 250, a little age-toning throughout, top edge gilt, the other edges uncut, one inner hinge cracking but sound, endpapers unevenly faded, green cloth with gilt decoration, very slightly marked, lacking part of the label at the base of the spine. [Contains the 1910 Smithsonian title page, as well as the original red and black Doubleday, New York title page of 1905.] View more info

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The Encyclopedia of Shells

By: Dance, S. Peter (editor)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Blandford Press: 1974

Seller ID: 012663

ISBN: 0713706988

Condition: Very Good


Very well illustrated, small quarto, pp 288, fore-edge slightly foxed, endpapers slightly marked, otherwise extremely clean internally, black cloth in very good condition, in a very glood dustwrapper which is lightly price-clipped. 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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The Biology of the Sea-Shore

By: Flattely, F.W. & Walton, C.L.

Price: £3.50

Publisher: lo, Sidgwick & Jackson: 1946

Seller ID: 013582

Condition: Very Good


Second impression. Illustrated, two folding charts, octavo, pp xvi, 336, pages uniformly age-toned, a neat signature on the front endpaper, cloth very slightly worn, the spine faded, but still a very good sound copy. 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

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Rocky Shores (Marine Field Course Guide 1)

By: Hawkins, Stephen J. & Jones, Hugh D.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Immel Publishing: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013720

ISBN: 0907151582

Condition: Good


Well illustrated, large horizontal octavo, pp 144, corners slightly bumped, paperback, covers slightly worn. View more info

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Habitat Survey Cards for the Shores of the British Isles

By: Holme, N.A. & Nichols, D.

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Taunton, Field Studies Council: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012678

Condition: Very Good


Large slim octavo, pp 16, a neat signature and date on the title page, paperback, covers very slightly age-toned and worn. SCARCE. [Postage will be reduced]. View more info

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Atlas of the Non-Marine Mollusca of the British Isles

By: Kerney, M.P. (editor)

Price: £3.75

Publisher: Cambridge, Institute of Terrestrial Ecology: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010694

ISBN: 0904282023

Condition: Good


Large quarto, pp (6), 199, (3), slightly used and age-toned internally, paperback, covers slightly worn, the spine head is torn at the top. View more info

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Hermit Crabs of Portonovo Coast (Decapoda: Anomura)

By: Khan, S. Ajmal & Natarajan, R.

Price: £3.00

Publisher: Calcutta, Zoological Survey of India: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013925

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated with 10 plates, slim octavo, pp (ii), 25, very clean internally, paperback, covers very slightly worn. View more info

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The Colonisation of Land: Origins and Adaptations of Terrestrial Animals

By: Little, Colin & Kitching, J.A.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014850

ISBN: 0521252180

Condition: Good


Illustrated, quarto, pp viii, 290, a small letter stamped on the title page, otherwise very clean internally, pictorial boards rubbed and a little worn. Still a good sound copy. [The book traces the ways in which terrestrial animals have evolved from aquatic ancestors and discusses the means by which they are adapted to life on land. The most important physiological adaptations are those involving salt and water balance, the excretion of nitrogen, reproductive mechanisms and the sense organ and these are given priority. Evidence from fossil history is combined with that from the ecology and p... View more info

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Guide de la Faune Sous-Marine des Cotes Mediterraneennes. [Alan Davidson's copy]

By: Luther, W. & Fiedler K.

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Neuchatel & Paris, Delachaux et Niestle: 1965

Seller ID: 009147

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, small 8vo, pp 270, the dustwrapper is slightly age-toned, otherwise a very good copy. With an extra two little plates of fishes loosely inserted. [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, Bruss... View more info

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Contributions to the Molluscan Fauna of India, Part III. Marine Molluscs of the Coromandel Coast, Palk Bay, and Gulf of Mannar - Gastropoda: Mesogastropoda (part 2)

By: Mookherjee, H.P.

Price: £3.50

Publisher: Calcutta, Zoological Survey of India: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014277

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated with 15 black and white plates, octavo, pp 93, very clean internally, paperback, covers showing very slight signs of use. View more info

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Notes on Trochus niloticus. Great Barrier Reef Expedition, Scientific Reports, Volume III number 5 [Geoffrey Tandy's copy]

By: Moorhouse, F.W.

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, British Museum (Natural History): 1932

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014251

Condition: Very Good


Slim quarto, pp (11), paperback, a very good copy. [With the signature of Geoffrey Tandy on the upper cover. Tandy (1900-1969) was a British marine biologist and broadcaster. A friend of T. S. Eliot, Tandy was the first to broadcast Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats in 1937. During the Second World War he worked at Bletchley Park, allegedly invited there after the Ministry of Defence confused the word "cryptogamist" with "cryptogramist" ! But whilst at Bletchley his technical expertise allowed him to salvage a waterlogged codebook which helped crack the Enigma code.] View more info

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Fishes - The John Murray Expedition, 1933-34, Scientific Reports

By: Norman, J.R.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, The Trustees of the British Museum: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015633

Condition: As New


Illustrated with 41 text figures, slim quarto, pp 116, paperback, a very slight crease to the lower cover, otherwise a fine copy, virtually as new. [ 'This valuable collection of fishes consists of about 2700 specimens, exclusive of a small number of larval and post-larval forms which have been omitted from this report. Altogether 276 species are represented, of which 28 are believed to be new to science, and 56 were previously unrepresented in the British Museum collection. The fishes were obtained in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, South Arabian Coast, Gulf of Oman, Arabian Sea, and in the Zanzi... View more info

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A Naturalist in the Bahamas. A memorial volume, edited with a biographical introduction by Henry Fairfield Osborn

By: Northrop, John I.

Price: £18.50

Publisher: New York, AMS Press, Inc: 1967

Seller ID: 014179

Condition: Very Good


[Originally published in 1896]. An excellent reprint, a few illustrations, octavo, pp xvi, 281, blue cloth, very good, almost like new. View more info

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An Introduction to the Biology of British Littoral Barnacles

By: Rainbow, P.S.

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Taunton, Field Studies Council: 1985

Seller ID: 012696

Condition: Good


Illustrated, large slim octavo, pp 51, a neat name and date on title page, otherwise very clean internally, paperback, covers a little age-toned and marked. View more info

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Pestiferous Land Snails of India

By: Raut, S.K. & Ghose, K.C.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Calcutta, Zoological Survey of India: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013422

Condition: Good


Illustrated, large octavo, pp (2), 151, paperback, slightly worn. SCARCE. View more info