Island Books: Natural History: Mammals
found: 9 books

 
E. BANKS
Bornean Mammals.
"[Privately Printed], Kuching Press, Kuching, 1949" "8vo., First [and Sole?] Edition, with a lithographed frontispiece, 39 full-page lithographed plates by the author (all original tissue guards present), and 2 full-page maps in the text; original printed boards, cloth back, brown paper endpapers as issued, some glue-staining in gutters (production fault) else a very good, crisp, clean copy. Deceptively detailed survey with delightful if nave-style illustrations. Clearly an extended labour of love, its local production standards are very much part of its charm. Extremely scarce."
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Book number: 19040
GBP 76.00 [Appr.: EURO 90.75 US$ 98.34 | JP 10898]
Keywords: "mstock, natural history, mammals, borneo, sarawak, kuching"

 
GAVIN DE BEER
The Development of the Vertebrate Skull.
"Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1937" "Roy. 8vo., First Edition, with 143 plates, neat signature on front free endpaper; original black cloth, gilt back, a very good, clean copy. Very scarce, especially in this condition"
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Book number: 16098
GBP 224.00 [Appr.: EURO 267.25 US$ 289.85 | JP 32120]
Keywords: "mstock, natural history, anatomy, medicine, surgery, vertebrates, science, zoology"

 
GAVIN DE BEER.
"Vertebrate Zoology. An Introduction to the Comparative Anatomy, Embryology and Evolution of Chordate Mammals. With an Introduction by Julian Huxley. [Sixth Impression]."
"Sidgwick & Jackson, [1945]" "8vo., Sixth Impression, with very numerous illustrations in the text, small neat signature on front free endpaper; original blue cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Gavin de Beer's classic survey was first published in 1928. All early printings are scarce in the dustwrapper."
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Book number: 15540
GBP 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 24 US$ 25.88 | JP 2868]
Keywords: "natural history, mammals, gavin de beer, julian huxley, evolution"

 
C. CASS
Joy Adamson. Behind the Mask. FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER
"Weidenfeld & Nicolson, [1992]" 8vo. First Edition with plates; sand cloth gilt back a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper.
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Book number: 27203
GBP 18.00 [Appr.: EURO 21.5 US$ 23.29 | JP 2581]
Keywords: "natural history, adamson, elsa, born free, caroline cass, cinema"

 
P. CROWCROFT.
The Life of the Shrew. With an Introduction by Maurice Burton and Line Drawings by Erik Thorn. NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER
"Max Reinhardt, [1957]" "8vo., First Edition, with frontispiece, plates and illustrations in the text; blue cloth, backstrip lettered in black, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. With relevant cutting loosely inserted"
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Book number: 26454
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 12 US$ 12.94 | JP 1434]
Keywords: "natural history, shrews, shrew"

 
"JOHN GUILLE MILLAIS,"
The Mammals of Great Britain and Ireland. 1025 SETS WERE PRINTED
"Longmans Green & Co., 1904" "3 vols., folio, First Edition, on laid paper, with 62 coloured plates, 62 plates in photogravure and 149 plates in monochrome; original two-tone blue cloth gilt, gilt backs, gilt tops, covers mildly age-marked, backstrips lightly scuffed and frayed at heads and tails, else a very good, clean copy. EDITION LIMITED TO 1025 SETS."
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Book number: 13070
GBP 860.00 [Appr.: EURO 1025.75 US$ 1112.82 | JP 123317]
Keywords: "mstock, natural history, mammals, millais, thorburn, gronvold, illustrated, plate books"

 
F. SHOBERL
"The Natural History of Quadrupeds. With Illustrations by Thomas Landseer. Second Edition. BRIGHT, CRISP COPY WITH ALL PLATES COLOURED BY HAND"
"John Harris, n.d. [1838-1842]" Sm. 8vo. Second Edition with engraved frontispiece and numerous engraved plates ALL PLATES FINELY COLOURED BY HAND; contemporary half calf marbled boards back with four raised bands ruled in gilt second compartment with black leather label lettered and ru Dated from COPAC. The delightful plates by Thomas Landseer (brother of Edwin) are usually uncoloured as issued. A BEAUTIFUL COPY IN WHOLLY UNRESTORED PERIOD BINDING.
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Book number: 27529
GBP 190.00 [Appr.: EURO 226.75 US$ 245.86 | JP 27244]
Keywords: "natural history, frederic shoberl, thomas landseer"

 
S.K. SIKES
The Natural History of the African Elephant. NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER
"Weidenfeld & Nicolson, [1971]" "8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece, 8 coloured plates on 4, and 115 monochrome plates and maps in the text; original green cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Lovely copy of one of the best and most comprehensive monographs on the species. Scarce, especially in this condition"
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Book number: 17729
GBP 285.00 [Appr.: EURO 340 US$ 368.78 | JP 40867]
Keywords: "natural history, mammals, elephants, african elephant, pachyderms"

 
ARCHIBALD THORBURN.
Thorburn's Mammals. Wth an Introduction by David Attenborough and Notes by Iain Bishop.
"Ebury Press & Michael Joseph, [1974]" "8vo., First Edition thus, with 50 full-page coloured facsimiles in the text, page edges browning very slightly else a very good, bright, clean copy in price-clipped dustwrapper. Thorburn's classic two-volume edition first appeared in 1920-21. In addition to the wonderful illustrations this edition reproduces Thorburn's original text, adding Attenborough's introduction and a useful update and bibliography by Bishop."
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Book number: 8149
GBP 16.00 [Appr.: EURO 19.25 US$ 20.7 | JP 2294]
Keywords: "natural history, mammals, thorburn, attenborough, zoology, wildlife artists"

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