Island Books: Natural History: General
found: 23 books

 
JOY ADAMSON
Queen of Shaba. The Story of an African Leopard. NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER
"Collins, [1980]" "8vo., First Edition, with plates and endpaper maps; blue cloth, upper board blocked in gilt, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper."
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Book number: 25449
GBP 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 34.75 US$ 38.71 | JP¥ 4200]
Keywords: "natural history, adamson, leopards"

 
K. WILLIAMSON AND J. MORTON BOYD
"St. Kilda Summer. Kilda Summer. With a Preface by E.M. Nicholson. BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY IN DUSTWRAPPER"
"Hutchinson, [1960]" "8vo., First Edition, with numerous illustrations and endpaper maps in red; cloth, upper board blocked in silver, a very good, bright, clean copy in the dustwrapper. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION"
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Book number: 22706
GBP 70.00 [Appr.: EURO 81 US$ 90.32 | JP¥ 9800]
Keywords: "mstock, shelfka, natural history, st. kilda"

 
G.H. COLLINS
A Handbook to the Mineralogy of Devon and Cornwall. [Facsimile reissue of Second Edition].
"Bradford Barton, Truro, [1969]" "8vo., Facsimile Reissue of Second Edition, with plates; cloth, a very good, clean copy in price-clipped dustwrapper. Much-needed reissue of the second revised edition of 1892. Now very scarce in its own right, especially in this condition."
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Book number: 17723
GBP 60.00 [Appr.: EURO 69.5 US$ 77.42 | JP¥ 8400]
Keywords: "mstock, shelfkc, natural history, geology, minerals, mineralogy, topography, devonshire, devon, cornwall"

 
S.P. DANCE
The Art of Natural History. Animal Illustrators and their Work. NEAR FINE COPY IN PUBLISHER'S SLIP-CASE
"Country Life, [1978]" "Folio, First Edition, with a frontispiece, title-vignette and very numerous illustrations and reproductions throughout; brown cloth, gilt back, brown endpapers, a near fine copy in publisher's laminated pictorial board slip-case. Scarce."
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Book number: 20318
GBP 60.00 [Appr.: EURO 69.5 US$ 77.42 | JP¥ 8400]
Keywords: "natural history, illustration, wildlife illustrators"

 
P.H. EMERSON
"Birds Beasts and Fishes of the Norfolk Broadland. Illustrated with Sixty-Eight Photographs by T.A. Cotton. [Second Issue]. REMARKABLY BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY"
"David Nutt, 1895" Roy. 8vo. Second Issue with a frontispiece 17 plates and 50 illustrations in the text (the plates and illustrations from photographs by T. . Cotton) half-title lightly browned; original pictorial pale blue cloth upper board with three goldeneye and title to an art nouveau design in dark blue gilt back uncut a remarkably bright clean copy. Published in the same year as the first edition.
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Book number: 27263
GBP 166.00 [Appr.: EURO 192.25 US$ 214.19 | JP¥ 23240]
Keywords: "mstock, natural history, norfolk, norfolk broads, broadland, east anglia, p h emerson"

 
J. FISHER
"Storms. BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER"
"Adlard Coles, Southampton, [1958]" "8vo., First Edition; grey cloth, backstrip lettered in red, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter chipped with minor loss at head and tail of backstrip."
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Book number: 11091
GBP 9.00 [Appr.: EURO 10.5 US$ 11.61 | JP¥ 1260]
Keywords: "natural history, climate, climatology, meteorology, storms, weather"

 
C.A. HALL
The Romance of the Rocks [Peeps at Nature series]. he Romance of the Rocks [Peeps at Nature series].
"A&C Black, 1912" "8vo., First Edition, with a coloured frontispiece (original tissue guard present), decorative title, 7 coloured plates, 7 plates in monochrome and 33 illustrations in the text, neat contemporary inscription on front free endpaper; original series binding of decorative burgundy cloth, upper board and backstrip blocked and lettered in blue and yellow, upper board with coloured illustration (repeated in text) mounted in frame border, an unusually bright, clean copy. Particularly nice copy. Inman 823."
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Book number: 14535
GBP 16.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.75 US$ 20.65 | JP¥ 2240]
Keywords: "natural history, geology, rocks, minerals, peeps at nature"

 
CHERRY KEARTON
The Island of Penguins.
"Longmans Green, 1930" "8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece and numerous plates, some light spotting, neat signature on front free endpaper; cloth, uncut, covers a little faded else a very good, firm copy."
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Book number: 12906
GBP 18.00 [Appr.: EURO 21 US$ 23.23 | JP¥ 2520]
Keywords: "mstock, natural history, kearton, penguins, south africa"

 
J. BUXTON AND R.M. LOCKLEY (EDS.)
"Island of Skomer. A Preliminary Study of the Natural History of Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire, undertaken for the West Wales Field Society."
"Staples Press, [1950]" "8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece, 29 plates on 20 and 3 large folding maps; cloth, backstrip lettered in black, a very good, clean copy in price-clipped dustwrapper, the latter chipped at head and tail of backstrip. Uncommon, especially in this condition."
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Book number: 17970
GBP 32.00 [Appr.: EURO 37.25 US$ 41.29 | JP¥ 4480]
Keywords: "mstock, natural history, skomer, pembrokeshire, pembroke, wales, islands"

 
KONRAD LORENZ
On Aggression. Translated by Marjorie Latzke. With a Foreword by Sir Julian Huxley.
"Methuen, [1966]" "8vo., First English Edition, with illustrations in the text; cloth, a very good, clean copy. This standard study was first published as 'Das Sogenannte Bose, Zur Naturgeschichte der Aggression' in Vienna (1963)."
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Book number: 2609
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9.5 US$ 10.32 | JP¥ 1120]
Keywords: "natural history, science, evolution, philosophy"

 
S. MAUNDER
"The Treasury of Natural History. Or, a Popular Dictionary of Animated Nature, to which are added a Syllabus of Practical Taxidermy and a Glossarial Appendix. Fourth Edition. BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY"
"Longman Brown Green & Longmans, 1854" "12mo., Fourth Edition, text in double column, with an engraved frontispiece, engraved and printed titles, and over 900 finely detailed woodcut illustrations in the text, frontispiece and engraved title very lightly age-soiled at margins; neat nineteenth century signature on front free endpaper; original decorative green cloth, upper board and backstrip elaborately blocked in blind and lettered in gilt, uncut, very neatly rebacked with old backstrip laid down, a very good, bright, firm copy. First published in 1848. Good, clean copy of one of the most profusely illustrated mid-nineteenth century compilations of natural history. The fine frontispiece collecting a large number of species is engraved by Adlard after Marchant. 'Maunder' remained a standard reference until at least the late 1880s. Freeman (BNHB) 2532."
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Book number: 18857
GBP 84.00 [Appr.: EURO 97.25 US$ 108.39 | JP¥ 11760]
Keywords: "natural history, samuel maunder, wood-engravings"

 
P.C. MITCHELL
Official Guide to the Gardens of the Zoological Society of London. Twenty-Fourth Edition. CLEAN COPY IN THE ORIGINAL WRAPPERS
"Offices of the Zoological Society of London, 1926" "8vo., Twenty-Fourth Edition, with very numerous sepia-toned photographs (many full-page), wanting the double-page map as usual; original printed wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, covers very lightly dust-soiled else an unusually well-preserved , clean copy. With trade advertisements at front and rear. Compiled by P. Chalmers Mitchell, the early issues of this famous guide are remarkably comprehensive, describing in some detail not merely the creatures themselves but their background, context and status. The design and architecture of the various buildings and enclosures is fascinating, and there is a full alphabetical list of species to be seen. Even without the map, a scarce survival."
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Book number: 20954
GBP 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 34.75 US$ 38.71 | JP¥ 4200]
Keywords: "natural history, london zoo, regents park, guide books"

 
R. MUDIE
"A Popular Guide to the Observation of Nature; or, Hints of Inducement to the Study of Natural Productions and Appearance, in the Connexions and Relations. IN ORIGINAL BOARDS"
"Whittaker, Treacher & Co., 1832" "12mo., First Edition, with engraved and printed titles, illustrations in the text, small contemporary signature on title, later signature on front free endpaper, some moderate age-staining; original boards, green calf back with five raised bands, terracotta endpapers, backstrip label missing but lettering remaining in blind, a very good, clean copy. Sole Edition., Published as Vol. 77 in Constable's Miscellany. VERY SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION. Freeman 2712."
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Book number: 24965
GBP 112.00 [Appr.: EURO 129.75 US$ 144.52 | JP¥ 15680]
Keywords: "natural history, robert mudie"

 
(GRAHAM OAKLEY). GEORGE ORDISH.
The Living House. Illustrated by Graham Oakley. NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER
"Hart-Davis, 1960" "8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece, 35 illustrations, 8 diagrams and tables in the text, and endpaper charts; green cloth, backstrip lettered in black, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter lightly browned at fold-ins. A fascinating account published years before its time. Ordish describes his ownership of Bartons End, a seventeenth-century Kentish farmhouse, and his symbiotic relationships with the numerous and varied living creatures with whom he shares it. Today it must be seen as a proto-conservation landmark. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION."
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Book number: 26085
GBP 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 46.5 US$ 51.61 | JP¥ 5600]
Keywords: "natural history, george ordish, conservation"

 
W.P. PYCRAFT (ED.)
The Standard Natural History from Amoeba to Man. NEAR FINE COPY
"Warne, [1931]" vo. First Edition with a coloured frontispiece and very numerous photographs in the text original green cloth upper board blocked and lettered in black gilt back green top a near fine copy
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Book number: 27600
GBP 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 52.25 US$ 58.06 | JP¥ 6300]
Keywords: "natural history, standard natural history, pycraft"

 
(MIKE UNWIN). DEREK RATCLIFFE.
Lapland: A Natural History. Illustrated by Mike Unwin. FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER
"Poyser, [2005]" "8vo., First Edition, with title-vignette and numerous coloured photographs throughout; green cloth, gilt back, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper."
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Book number: 26887
GBP 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 58 US$ 64.52 | JP¥ 7000]
Keywords: "lapland, derek ratcliffe"

 
C.G.D. ROBERTS
The Kindred of the Wild. A Book of Animal Life. With many Illustrations by Charles Livingston Bull.
"Duckworth, 1903" "8vo., First UK Edition, with a frontispiece (original tissue guard present), title in red and black, and numerous full-page illustrations in the text, free endpapers browned; original pictorial cloth splendidly blocked and lettered in gilt, gilt back, gilt top, uncut, a very good, bright, clean copy."
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Book number: 13243
GBP 14.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.25 US$ 18.06 | JP¥ 1960]
Keywords: "natural history, animals, animal tales, animal stories, charles livingston bull"

 
PETER SCOTT
Observations of Wildlife. [Foreword by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh]. 200 COPIES WERE PRINTED
"Phaidon, Oxford, 1980" "4to., Signed Limited Edition, with numerous illustration by the author (a number full-page and a number in colour) in the text; cloth gilt, morocco back gilt, in cloth slip-case, a fine copy. EDITION LIMITED TO 200 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR (THIS COPY NO. 13)."
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Book number: 19996
GBP 580.00 [Appr.: EURO 671 US$ 748.38 | JP¥ 81199]
Keywords: "natural history, general, peter scott"

 
PETER SCOTT
Observations of Wildlife. [Foreword by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh].
"Phaidon, Oxford, 1980" "4to., First Edition, with numerous illustration by the author (a number full-page and a number in colour) in the text; grey cloth, upper board blocked in blind, gilt back, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper."
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Book number: 19997
GBP 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 34.75 US$ 38.71 | JP¥ 4200]
Keywords: "natural history, general, peter scott"

 
EDWARD STEP
Nature in the Garden. Wild Life at our Doors. Midsummer to Winter.
"Warne, [1931]" "Sm. 8vo., First Edition, with a coloured frontispiece, 15 coloured plates, 15 plates in monochrome and 39 illustrations in the text, some very faint offsetting from fold-ins to free endpaper; original pebble-grain green cloth, upper board and backstrip lettered in black, edges lightly spotted else a very good, bright, clean copy. Published in Warne's 'Come With Me' series. Uncommon in this condition."
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Book number: 12720
GBP 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 14 US$ 15.48 | JP¥ 1680]
Keywords: "natural history, edward step, come with me, nature in the garden"

 
(EMMA PINNER). G.M. VEVERS.
Animals of the USSR. [Illustrated by Emma Pinner].
"Heinemann, [1948]" "4to., First Edition, with a frontispiece, numerous illustrations (many full-page) in the text and endpaper maps; original green pictorial boards, upper board blocked in black, blue cloth backstrip lettered in silver, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped, lightly dust-soiled dustwrapper, the latter lightly frayed (without major loss) at head and tail of backstrip. Uncommon in this condition."
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Book number: 19214
GBP 34.00 [Appr.: EURO 39.5 US$ 43.87 | JP¥ 4760]
Keywords: "natural history, soviet union, russian, ussr, emma pinner"

 
R. WILLIAMSON.
Nature Trails. Volume One. Illustrated by John Davis. SIGNED BY AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR
"Yew Tree Publishing, [Chichester, 1995]" "Oblong 4to., First Edition, with illustrations; wrappers, a fine copy. SIGNED BY AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR ON TITLE."
Island BooksProfessional seller
Book number: 26526
GBP 18.00 [Appr.: EURO 21 US$ 23.23 | JP¥ 2520]
Keywords: "natural history, richard williamson, john davis"

 
A. WILMORE ET AL.
The Natural History of Hertfordshire.
"Bell, 1925" "8vo., First Edition, with 16 plates, 11 diagrams in the text and rear endpaper map, front free endpaper lightly browned, neat contemporary signature on front free endpaper; cloth, a very bright, clean copy. A PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE PUBLISHER WITH HIS APPROPRIATE STAMP ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER."
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Book number: 6918
GBP 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 14 US$ 15.48 | JP¥ 1680]
Keywords: "natural history, hertfordshire, herts, hertford, welwyn"

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