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ABBOTT, R. TUCKER.
SEASHELLS. Shells of the seven seas in colour.
New York. Bantam Books, 1976., Paperback. A Ridge Press Book. 159 pages, with over 160 colour photographs of seashells, also live animals never photographed before.18cm. x 11cm. Very good, no inscription or marks. Priced 75p. on the back. 1976
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Book number: 9823
GBP 1.50 [Appr.: EURO 2 US$ 1.95 | JP¥ 215]
Catalogue: Natural History
Keywords: shells cowrie nautiloids scallops clams conch limpet whelk

 
ALLABY, MICHAEL.
A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF A FIELD.
Newton Abbot. David & Charles, 1981., An account of an ordinary 8 acre farm field over 12 months. Its on a Cornish farm which has been in the same family for 200 years. This study of the field "Cross Park" explores its history, its surroundings, and flora & fauna. 208 pages including bibliography, & index. Near fine, no inscription or marks. D./w. near fine but edges slightly bumped & 1" tear front bottom corner. Not price clipped, price label (£7.95). 9.5" x 6.25". ISBN 0715378899. 1981
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Book number: 5721
GBP 2.00 [Appr.: EURO 2.5 US$ 2.6 | JP¥ 287]
Catalogue: Natural History
Keywords: natural history field meadow grass farm agriculture

 
ANDREWS, MICHAEL.
THE FLIGHT OF THE CONDOR. A Wildlife Exploration of the Andes.
London. Collins / BBC, 1982, Hardback. 3rd reprint, first published 1982. Michael Andrews made a series on the Andes for the BBC TV Natural History Unit, filming the landscape, ecology, flora & fauna. This book is based on that series.158 pages. 64 pages of colour photographs & 24 pages in black & white. 6 pages of maps. Cover & contents near fine, no inscription or marks, but bottom of spine slightly bumped. D./w. is near fine, priced £12.95. 26cm. x 19cm. 1982
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Book number: 9244
GBP 2.00 [Appr.: EURO 2.5 US$ 2.6 | JP¥ 287]
Catalogue: Natural History
Keywords: Andes South America condor Tierra del Fuego Chili Cape Horn Magellan Straits Patagonia Paine San Raphael Glacier araucarian pine Humboldt Current Atacama desert volcanos rainforest

 
ANON.
WORLD TIMBER SUPPLIES.
London. Timber Development Association Ltd., 1944., 27 pages. A folded map of the world showing "Forest Regions of the World.". Near fine except previous owner's name om title page. Near fine red stiff paper cover. 7.25" x 4.75 1944
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Book number: 1957
GBP 2.00 [Appr.: EURO 2.5 US$ 2.6 | JP¥ 287]
Keywords: timber wood trees forests

 
ARMSTRONG, EDWARD A.
The Folklore of Birds. An Enquiry into the Origin & Distribution of some Magico-Religious Traditions. (New Naturalist.)
London. Collins, 1958., Hardback. First edition of one of the rarer New Naturalist books. 272 pages, illustrated with 1 colour & 54 b./w. photographs, with 85 illustrations in the text. 22cm. x 15.5cm. Near fine, no inscription or marks. Near fine d./w. priced 30s. 1958
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Book number: 9726
GBP 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 88.25 US$ 97.61 | JP¥ 10752]
Catalogue: Natural History
Keywords: folklore tradition traditions birds ornithology

 
ARNDT, INGO; LIECKFELD, CLAUS-PETER; HUEMER, PETER.
NOMADS OF THE WIND. The Migration of the Monarch Butterfly, & Other Wonders of the Butterfly World.
Winterbourne, Berkshire. Papadakis, 2008., 191 pages, illustrated with colour photographs throughout, many are full page & most of them are stunning. Contents near fine, no inscription or marks, orange cloth cover is near fine, d./w. near fine but 2 small tears front top edge. 22.5.cm. x 29.25.cm. ISBN 9781901092929. 2008 ISBN: 9781901092929
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Book number: 8008
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 6 US$ 6.51 | JP¥ 717]
Catalogue: Natural History
Keywords: Monarch Butterfly butterflies caterpillars chrysalis cocoon

 
ARY, S. & GREGORY, M. (TEXT) AND NICHOLSON, B.E. (ILLUSTRATOR)
THE OXFORD BOOK OF WILD FLOWERS
Oxford. Oxford University Press, 1980., Reprint with corrections. Barbara Nicholson painted wild flowers sent her from all over the British Isles. Flowers sorted into the main colours, with description on opposite page, helps the reader identify any flowers they find. 232 pages. Slight bumping top & bottom of spine & tiny brown spot on edge of f.e.p., o./w. near fine. D./w. is near fine except top of spine & top front corner slightly bumped & faintly creased. About 92 colour plates & 9 pages in b./w. which are mainly on trees. 25cm. x 18cm..ISBN 0199100012. 1980
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Book number: 2378
GBP 3.00 [Appr.: EURO 3.75 US$ 3.9 | JP¥ 430]
Keywords: flowers wild flowers meadows botany ecology

 
ASCHWANDEN, CHRISTIE (TEXT) AND PERRIS, ANDREW (PHOTOGRAPHY)
BEAUTIFUL CHICKENS. Portraits of champion breeds.
Millers Point, N.S.W., Australia. Murdoch Books, 2011., Softback. 40 beautiful photographs of chickens from around the world. Each colour photograph shows the cock or hen's typical stance, looking into the camera, proudly displaying its feathers & tail. 112 pages. 21.5cm. x 25.5cm. Contents near fine, no inscription or marks. Stiff card cover, has flaps, is near fine. ISBN 9781742666105. 2011
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Book number: 8853
GBP 2.50 [Appr.: EURO 3 US$ 3.25 | JP¥ 358]
Catalogue: Natural History
Keywords: chicken cockeral hen bantam poultry

 
BAINBRIGGE FLETCHER, T AND INGLIS, C. M.
BIRDS OF AN INDIAN GARDEN.
London. Collins, 1936., Second edition, revised & enlarged with 33 coloured plates." The colourful birds found in an Indian garden. Colour plates. Cover is rubbed & worn on edges. Previous owner's inscription on f.f.e.p. "To Jan with love from Daddy, Delhi 1945". In very small writing on top of page is "Jan Allen 1945" though please note it might be "Ian Allen", not Jan. Bookshop's address stamped on bottom of page "The Mehra Booksellers & News Agency, Delhi." 201 pages. 9¾" x 7½". Cover worn on corners and edges, bumped & worn on ends of spine. 1936
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Book number: 4338
GBP 12.50 [Appr.: EURO 14.75 US$ 16.27 | JP¥ 1792]
Catalogue: Natural History
Keywords: bird Indian fly-catcher Drongo Bengal jungle-babbler crow Myna Oriole Barbet woodpecker Wagtail Dayal Hoopoe Nightjar Owlet Egret Bee-Eater Bulbul Paroquet

 
BAINES, VALERIE (PAINTINGS BY) & DUNBAR, DAVID.(EDITOR)
GLORIOUS BUTTERFLIES, And Their Flora.
Dedham,Colchester. The British Butterfly Conservation Society, 1993., Published by the Butterfly Conservation Society to mark their 25th year. Near fine. D./w. slightly rubbed, o./w. near fine. For this book Valerie Baines has painted nearly 70 different species of British butterflies, she included the food plants their caterpiller feed on too. The 8 paintings have a chart opposite for identification. Each illustrates a particular habitat, such as Grassland, Woodland, Migrant, In Danger, with a description from a contributor, including a page "Extinct Butterflies" by Robert Gooden. 39 pages. 30.5cm. x 21.5cm. ISBN 0951245287 1993
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Book number: 2429
GBP 4.50 [Appr.: EURO 5.5 US$ 5.86 | JP¥ 645]
Catalogue: Natural History
Keywords: butterflies flowers catterpillar pupae chrysalis

 
BARNES, JOHN A.G.,
THE TITMICE OF THE BRITISH ISLES.
Newton Abbot. David & Charles, 1975., All about titmice birds, the bluetits, black head & longtailed tits etc. of the British Isles. Near fine except top front corner bumped. White d./w. slightly rubbed o./w very good. 212 pages.12 b./ w. photographs & 5 drawings or diagrams within text. 8.75" x 5.5" ISBN 0715369555. 1975
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Book number: 505
GBP 4.00 [Appr.: EURO 4.75 US$ 5.21 | JP¥ 573]
Catalogue: Natural History
Keywords: Birds Blue tits titmice great tits nests ornithology birdwatching bx19

 
BEAUFORT, 8TH DUKE OF
DRIVING.
Shedfield, Hants. Ashford Press Publishing, 1986., Reprint. Foreword by 11th Duke of Beaufort. First published in 1890 as part of the Badminton Library, by "The Field". Illustrated in b./w. by G.D. Giles and John Sturgess. 426 pages including bibliography. 7.75" x 5.25". Near fine, no inscription or marks. No d./w. ISBN 0907069541. 1986 ISBN: 0907069541
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Book number: 5504
GBP 3.00 [Appr.: EURO 3.75 US$ 3.9 | JP¥ 430]
Catalogue: Natural History
Keywords: riding coach Beaufort coachman horse horses stagecoach wagonette carriages

 
BEAUMONT, MARGUERITE DE
THE WAY OF A HORSE.
London. Hurst and Blackett, 1953., First edition. The author owned the Shalbourne Stud, and won many events with her horses, Honeysuckle & Ladybird. 191 pages, with 26 b./w. photographs. Contents near fine, no inscription, but free enpage has been removed. D./w. is near fine, its been neatly covered with celophane, this was taped on to endpages. Although this has kept the d./w. nice & clean it has marked the endpages. 22cm. x 14cm. 1953
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Book number: 8161
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Catalogue: Natural History
Keywords: horse stallion mare foal stable stud equine

 
BELLAMY, DAVID AND MACKIE, SHEILA.
THE GREAT SEASONS.
London. Hodder & Stoughton, 1981., Foreword by Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. "Presented in words by David Bellamy, and in pictures by Sheila Mackie." 153 pages including glossary. Many full page colour illustrations, about 60. Near fine, no inscription or marks. Near fine d./w. 24.75cm. x 18.5cm. ISBN 0340257202. 1981
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Book number: 7811
GBP 3.50 [Appr.: EURO 4.25 US$ 4.56 | JP¥ 502]
Catalogue: Natural History
Keywords: seasons Spring Summer Autumn Winter

 
BENINGFIELD, GORDON.
Beningfield's English Farm
London. Viking / Penguin Books, 1988., Hardback. First edition. 140 pages. Over 100 beautiful watercolour paintings of animals, birds, & traditional buildings found on an English farm. Cover & contents near fine, no inscription or marks. Near fine d./w. but price clipped. 26.5cm. x 27.5cm. ISBN 0670811912 1988
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Book number: 9998
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Catalogue: Natural history
Keywords: farms farmers cows cattle horses birds watercolours

 
BERLIN, SVEN.
JONAH'S DREAM. A Meditation on Fishing.
London. Phoenix House, 1964., First edition. Hardback. Illustrated by the author with 52 line drawings in pen & ink. 119 pages. Near fine, no inscription or marks. Near fine d./w. but ends of spine slightly worn, edges rubbed, & price clipped. Turquoise cover is near fine, still bright, with gilt lettering on spine, and design on front cover of a mayfly also in gilt. 22cm. x 14cm. 1964
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Book number: 7453
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Catalogue: Natural History
Keywords: fishing fish Sven Berlin Jonah

 
BLAMEY, MARJORIE AND PHILLIP.
FLOWERS OF THE COUNTRYSIDE.
London. Collins, 1980, A study of the "wild flowers of the British countryside, what they mean to us, & what we must do to allow them to survive." Written by Phillip and Marjorie Blamey, with lovely illustrations in colour by Marjorie Blamey. 224 pages including glossary, bibliography & index. 10.25" x 7.5". Near fine, no inscription or marks. Near fine d./w., but small tear back top edge of spine. ISBN 0004116631 1980
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Book number: 5156
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Catalogue: Natural History
Keywords: flowers plants floral wildflowers meadow field

 
BLAMEY, MARJORIE (ILLUSTRATOR) AND GREY-WILSON, CHRISTOPHER (TEXT).
THE ILLUSTRATED FLORA OF BRITAIN AND NORTHERN EUROPE.
London. Hodder & Stoughton / Domino Books,1989, Reprint, first published 1989. " Over 2400 plants, native and introduced, described & illustrated in colour." Marjorie Blamey's lovely paintings, and Dr. Christopher Grey-Wilson's words, describing the plants, habitat etc.combine to make a beautiful book. Near fine, no inscription or marks. Near fine d./w., isn't price clipped (£25.00) 543 pages including list of further reading, index of English names & index of scientific names. 10½" x 7". ISBN 0340401702 1989
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Book number: 4517
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Catalogue: Natural History
Keywords: flower botany flora plants nature habitat

 
BRAMWELL, MARTYN. (PROJECT EDITOR.)
THE MITCHELL BEAZLEY WORLD ATLAS OF BIRDS.
London. Mitchell Beazley, 1974., A lovely book, eack country's birds illustrated & described. 272 pages, with scientific & common names. 500 full colour portraits, 270 line drawings,167 maps & diagrams. Near fine, no inscription or marks. Slightly worn d./w., 2 tears, 2.5cm. on front bottom edge, repaired on inside with clear tape. 2 small tears back top edge. 29.75cm. x 23.5cm. ISBN 0855330422. 1974
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Book number: 7757
GBP 3.50 [Appr.: EURO 4.25 US$ 4.56 | JP¥ 502]
Catalogue: Natural History
Keywords: birds atlas ornithology

 
BRANGHAM, A.N.
The Naturalist's Riviera.
London. Phoenix House, 1962., The natural history of Provence and the French Riviera. 339 pages, including a list of organixations of interest to naturalists. 44 b./w. photographs by J. P. Vanden Beckhoudt. Folded map of French Riviera in back. 22cm x 4.5cm. No d./w. Contents near fine, no inscription. Cover has small mark front top corner, o./w. very good. 1962
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Book number: 6899
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Catalogue: Natural History
Keywords: Provence Riviera flowers animals birds flora fauna insects butterflies snakes lizards geckos grasshoppers

 
BRATBY, MICHAEL AND SCOTT, PETER
THROUGH THE AIR. Adventures With Wild Fowl and Small-Boat Sailing.
London. Country Life Ltd., 1941., First edition, published Nov. 1941. Text is by Michael Bratby, a friend of Peter Scott, and is based on broadcasts he made to introduce radio listeners to wildfowl, and talks he gave every autumn when he described the arrival of 6 kinds of wild geese on a nearby estuary. 127 pages. Contents near fine, but slightly foxed at front & back. On half-title page is a bookplate without any name or inscription. (from a book token designed by John Nash.) Illustrated with 21 full page b./w. photographs and b./w. drawings by Peter Scott. No d./w. Cover slightly worn & bumped on corners, faint mark on back, o./w. near fine. 1941
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Book number: 6146
GBP 4.00 [Appr.: EURO 4.75 US$ 5.21 | JP¥ 573]
Catalogue: Natural History
Keywords: Dais1942 birds wildfowl geese sailing dinghy Iceland shelducks herons

 
BREESE, DILYS.
EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT OWLS.
London. Midsummer Books, 1998., Written by a producer of BBC Television series " Wildlife On One.". This is all about the 6 species of owls who live in Britain, & information on some of the amazing owls in the world. It has some exceptional photographs of this lovely bird which, very sadly, is possibly in decline. 48 pages. Colour photographs & illustrations on every page, with distribution maps. Near fine, no inscription or marks. Near fine d./w. which isn't price clipped, £9.95. 12½" x 9¼". ISBN 190073205X. 1998
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Book number: 3016
GBP 3.50 [Appr.: EURO 4.25 US$ 4.56 | JP¥ 502]
Catalogue: Natural History
Keywords: owls owlets birds ornithology

 
BRIGHTMAN, FRANK H. (TEXT) & NICHOLSON, B.E. (ILLUSTRATIONS).
THE OXFORD BOOK OF FLOWERLESS PLANTS. Ferns, Fungi, Mosses & Liverworts, Lichens & Seaweeds.
London. Oxford University Press, 1974., Reprint. An introduction to the flowerless plants found in the British Isles, with not only the mosses and lichens but also 78 species of seaweed and 250 different fungi (the mind boggles!) all illustrated in colour. 96 pages of colour illustrations with the relevant text opposite. 208 pages including suggestions for further reading and index. Near fine except previous owner's name, date & school neatly written top of f.e.p. D./w. slightly worn top of spine, price clipped, o./w. near fine. 9.75" x 7". ISBN 019910047. 1974
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Book number: 2373
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Catalogue: Natural History
Keywords: fungi ferns lichen mosses liverworts seaweeds flowerless

 
BRIMBLE, L.J.F.
TREES IN BRITAIN.
London. MacMillan, 1948., Reprint. No d.w. Owners name on f.e.p, endpapers slightly foxed, Plate 7 was torn out then replaced with sellotape, o./w. very good. 352 pages including list of botanical names. 8 plates in colour, approximately 150 b. & w. photographs, illustrations & woodcuts. 9.5" x 6". 1948
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Book number: 571
GBP 3.00 [Appr.: EURO 3.75 US$ 3.9 | JP¥ 430]
Catalogue: Natural History
Keywords: Trees shrubs bushes timber arboretum gardening forests woods copses

 
BROCKIE, KEITH
KEITH BROCKIE'S WILDLIFE SKETCHBOOK.
London. J.M. Dent, 1981, Foreword by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. First edition. A lovely book, every page is illustrated, mainly in colour, with drawings and paintings of birds and their feathers. Also animals, including otters, deer, ponies & squirrels. Plus fish, trees, flowers and lovely scenery. Includes some sketches done on St. Kilda. Beautiful ! 130 pages. Near fine, no inscription or marks. Near fine d./w. but price clipped. Green cloth cover is near fine. ISBN 0460045148. 1981
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Book number: 7129
GBP 6.00 [Appr.: EURO 7.25 US$ 7.81 | JP¥ 860]
Catalogue: Natural History
Keywords: sketching painting drawing sketchbook St. Kilda wildlife Keith Brockie

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