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Image for The Cuckoo, and Other Bird Mysteries (with letters from the author)

The Cuckoo, and Other Bird Mysteries (with letters from the author)

By: Acworth, Bernard

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Eyre & Spottiswoode: 1946

Seller ID: 014025

Condition: Very Good


Second impression. Slim octavo, pp 202, (i), very clean internally, green cloth in very good condition, in a rather worn and wrinkled dustwrapper which is obviously of wartime economy production. [This copy belonged to the nature writer "Ceres" {= Alison Ross = Alison Esplan}, with her pencilled notes on the dustwrapper and various neat pencil marks in the margins. It also contains three interesting letters from the author {these have been cut in two to facilitate fitting in the book}, and three little pamphlets regarding The Evolution Protest Movement including one by Acworth on Dar... View more info

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An Enthusiasm for Orchids - sex and deception in plant evolution

By: Alcock, John

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015603

ISBN: 019518274x

Condition: As New


Illustrated, octavo, pp xiv, 302, a very good copy in dustwrapper. [The male thynnine wasp's extreme sexual enthusiasm is crucial to reproduction of hammer orchids in the wild. Hammer orchids have co-evolved to produce odors identical to those manufactured by female thynnine wasps. The male wasp's superb sensitivity to the scent of his female mate is the basis for the hammer orchid's deceit - in effect, orchids exploit the male insect's highly adaptive sense of smell for their own propogation. While pollinating orchids is a waste of time, and thus a maladaptive activity for a wasp, his mistake... View more info

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The Nature and Origin of the Biological World

By: Ambrose, E.J.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Chichester, Ellis Horwood Limited: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014814

ISBN: 085312454x

Condition: Very Good


Illustrations and diagrams within the text, octavo, pp 190, pictorial boards, a very good copy indeed - virtually as new. VERY SCARCE. View more info

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Mendel's Principles of Genetics

By: Bateson, W.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Cambridge at the University Press: 1913

Seller ID: 012622

Condition: Fair


Third impression, with additions. Illustrated, including six colour plates, pp xiv, 413, a bit used and thumbed throughout, cloth rubbed and a little marked, lacking the top 7mm of the spine, joints cracked but firm. A duplicate from the Royal Horticultural Society Wisley Laboratory, with a withdrawn stamp on the front endpaper, but no other markings. 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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Plants and Islands

By: Bramwell, David (ed)

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Academic Press: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008169

ISBN: 0121254607

Condition: Very Good


A few illustrations, pp x, 459, a very good copy in dustwrapper. View more info

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Charles Darwin - a man of enlarged curiosity

By: Brent, Peter

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010483

ISBN: 0434085952

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, large 8vo, pp 536, original cloth-backed boards in very good condition, a very good copy in a rather worn and frayed dustwrapper. View more info

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Plant Population Genetics, Breeding, and Genetic Resources

By: Brown, Anthony H. D. ; Michael T. Clegg; Alex L. Kahler; Bruce S. Weir (editors)

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Sunderland, Mass., Sinauer Associates: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014156

ISBN: 0878931171

Condition: Very Good


Octavo, pp xii, 449, (not illustrated), very clean internally, paperback, covers showing the slightest signs of use. A very good copy. View more info

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Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society Volume LVI part 2

By: Bunyard, Edward A.; Sutton, M.A.F.; Dr Bauer; Oscar Warburg; A. Baker; J. Davidson; G.W. Leak; Thomas Hay; T.A. Lofthouse

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, RHS: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015508

Condition: Good


Illustrated, large octavo, pp (123) + Proceedings, Index and advertisements, slightly used internally, paperback, covers slightly marked. [Includes The Garden at St Nicholas, Richmond, Baur on Evolution and Plant Breeding at Muenchenberg; Peony cultivation; John Wedgewood's Garden; Flora of British Columbia; Gardening in London; Cistus Hybrids; Plant Hunting in the Sierra Nevada; The Cult of the Tulip in Turkey; Reports of the trials of Dimorphotheca, alpine Phlox and Trollius. View more info

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Environment and Archaeology - an introduction to pleistocene geography

By: Butzer, Karl W.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co Ltd: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014160

Condition: Very Good


First edition, illustrated with text line drawings and maps, large octavo, pp xviii, 524, for-edge slightly foxed, otherwise exceptionally clean internally, brown cloth in very bright condition, the dustwrapper is slightly frayed, and rather badly foxed on its lower cover. Overall, though, a rather good copy. View more info

Image for Experimental Studies on the Nature of Species. Volume 1 - Effect of Varied Environments on Western North American Plants. Volume 2 - Plant Evolution Through Amphiploidy and Autoploidy, with examples from the Madiinae

Experimental Studies on the Nature of Species. Volume 1 - Effect of Varied Environments on Western North American Plants. Volume 2 - Plant Evolution Through Amphiploidy and Autoploidy, with examples from the Madiinae

By: Clausen, Jens; Keck, David D. & Hiesy, William M.

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Washington, Carnegie Institution:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015318

Condition: Very Good


1940-1945. Two volumes, illustrated, large octavo, pp vi, 452; viii, 174, green cloth. The second volume is a duplicate from Royal Holloway College Library, with stamps; otherwise an exceptionally clean set. [The rare first printing. At least two further volumes were published later.] View more info

Reproduction, Heredity & Sexuality (Fundamentals of Botany series)

By: Cook, Stanton A.

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co Ltd: 1964

Seller ID: 006942


Illustrations and diagrams in the text, pp viii, 117, slim 8vo, paperback, covers slightly browned and faded, otherwise a good copy. View more info

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The Genetics of Garden Plants (E.J. Salisbury's copy)

By: Crane, M.B. & Lawrence, W.J.C.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co Ltd: 1834

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 015583

Condition: Good


Illustrated, octavo, pp xvi, 236, very slightly age-toned, otherwise very clean internally, green cloth faded and very slightly marked. [Sir Edward Salisbury's copy, with the signature of the first author.] View more info

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Developmental Genetics and Plant Evolution (The Systematics Association Special Volume Series 65)

By: Cronk, Quentin C.B.; Bateman, Richard M. & Hawkins, Julie A.

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Taylor & Francis: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011019

ISBN: 0415257913

Condition: Very Good


Large thick 8vo, a few illustrations, pp xvi, 542,fore-edge slightly marked, paperback, very slight signs of wear to the covers, but overall a very good copy. {A heavy book - extra postage may be needed}. [A benchmark text, Developmental Genetics and Plant Evolution integrates the recent revolution in the molecular-developmental genetics of plants with mainstream evolutionary thought. It reflects the increasing cooperation between strongly genomics-influenced researchers, with their strong grasp of technology, and evolutionary morphogenetists and systematists who are more deeply rooted in comp... View more info

Adaptation and Natural Selection in Caves - the evolution of Gammarus minus

By: Culver, David C.; Kane, Thomas C. & Fong, Daniel W.

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University Press: 1995

Seller ID: 006554

ISBN: 0674004256


pp (10), 223, a good copy in a slighty torn dustwrapper. View more info

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La Lotta per l'Esistenza (The Struggle for Existence)

By: D'Ancona, Umberto

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Turin, Giulio Einaudi: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009475

Condition: Good


[Italian text]. Thick square 8vo, pp 357, uncut and unopened, very clean internally, paperback, covers a little rubbed and chipped, spine creased. View more info

Embryos and Ancestors

By: De Beer, G.R.

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Oxford, at the Clarendon Press: 1951

Seller ID: 007240

Condition: Good


Revised edition. Illustrated, pp xii, 159, very slight mark on the fore-edge, neat owner's stamp on the front endpaper, otherwise very clean internally, black cloth very slightly worn. View more info

Image for Charles Darwin - Evolution by Natural Selection  (Richard Fitter's copy)

Charles Darwin - Evolution by Natural Selection (Richard Fitter's copy)

By: De Beer, Gavin

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010776

Condition: Good


Small 8vo, illustrated, pp xii, 290, fore-edge very slightly marked, otherwise clean internally, green cloth very slightly worn, in a slightly worn and creased dustwrapper which is lacking a piece on both the upper and lower cover, but which is now nicely protected 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

Image for Galapagos   [Richard Fitter's copy]

Galapagos [Richard Fitter's copy]

By: Eibl-Eibesfeldt, I

Price: £2.50

Publisher: London, Macgibbon & Kee: 1960

Edition: First English edition

Seller ID: 013511

Condition: Good


Illustrated, octavo, pp 192, cloth slightly worn, in a rather worn and frayed dustwrapper. With an article on the islands by the same author, extracted from New Scientist, 1958. [From the library of the naturalist and conservationist Richard Fitter, with his signature on the front endpaper.] View more info

Image for Conservation and Evolution   [Richard Fitter's copy]

Conservation and Evolution [Richard Fitter's copy]

By: Frankel, O.H. & Soule, Michael E.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015701

ISBN: 052129889x

Condition: Good


Octavo, pp viii, 327, fore-edge slightly foxed, very slightly used internally, paperback, covers slightly faded. [From the library of the naturalist and conservationist Richard Fitter, with his stamp on the front endpaper.] View more info