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Charles Hamilton Smith: (series editor Sir William Jardine):
Mammalia: Introduction to Mammalia. The Naturalist's Library Vol I.

Edinburgh: W.H. Lizars, 1843. First edition. [iv], xi-xiv, [15]-313pp, illustrated by (27 of) thirty-one coloured plates, with portrait and memoir of Dru Drury, and an additional engraved title. Lacks plates 13, 20*, 23, & 31. Aside from bats, bears, and anteaters, this vol includeds racoons and less familiar creatures, such as Gwatkin's Galidictis. Contents very good. Nicked fore-edge to Plate 1. 16.5x1.5cms, recased in the original marbled boards, with new spine and corners of glazed brown cloth, with red labels to spine. Very nice copy, lacking 4 plates. VG+.

Price: 70.00


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Charles Hamilton Smith: (series editor Sir William Jardine):
Dogs. Part second. Canidae or Genus Canis of Authors. Including also the genera Hyaena and Proteles. Vol II: . The Naturalist's Library Vol V.

Edinburgh: W.H. Lizars, 1843. First edition. [iv], ix-xvi, 17-29pp: illustrated by (33 of) thirty-eight plates, with portrait and memoir of Don Felix d'Azara, and an additional engraved title. Lacks plates 5,10, & 18, and apparently two others. Contents very good. 16.5x1.5cms, recased in the original marbled boards, with new spine and corners of glazed brown cloth, with red labels to spine. Very nice copy, lacking 5 plates. VG+.

Price: 80.00


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Sowerby, G. B.:
Illustrated Index of British Shells. Containing figures of all the recent species, with names and other information.

London: Sowerby, and Simpkin and Marshall, 1887. Second edition, revised and enlarged. 16pp preface followed by 26 hand-coloured, guarded plates (all called for), interleaved with an index leaf to each. Engravings and colouring exquisite, with some browning to margins, and mild foxing encroaching slightly on four. First and last few leaves have shallow pink staining (c.5mm) to upper edges. Light soiling to title and final text page, and one or two very minor marks or spots elsewhere. New endpapers. All edges gilt. Quarto, in the original red cloth, decorated in blind and titled in gilt, darkened in one corner, otherwise bright and firm. Very Good.

Price: 325.00


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Selous, Edmund, illustrated by J.A.Shepherd:
Jack's Insects.

Methuen, London, 1920. First printing of the popular edition, which is a reprint of the first part of the book published in 1910. [viii], 183pp, illustrated. Contents generally clean, endpapers slightly browned, some minor soil marks in text, and a few corners creased. In original binding of red cloth, lettered and illustrated in black. Spine red slightly faded, boards bright and firm, with a few minor soil marks. Spine ends crimped, severe knock to bottom leading corners. Scarce title: VG copy.

Price: 75.00


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The Nigerian Field: Vols XI - XXXV: 28-year run, lacking only 2 issues. 94 issues in all.

Printed by Arthurs Press, Stro The Nigerian Field Society, 1943 - 1970. Original issues. c.48pp per issue: a wealth of interesting articles on natural history and anthropology, illustrated with many photographs and drawings, and a few colour plates. All issues are in their original printed wraps except for those of 1952-1963, which are bound into 4 vols without their wraps. They are well-printed and all are in very good order. The bound volumes are all of green buckram with a red lettering-piece (slightly scuffed) lettered in gilt: all are clean, firm, and slightly knocked. The NFS is 'An organisation devoted to the flora and fauna, culture, history, travel, sports and pastimes of West Africa'. The missing issues are Vol XV pt 3 and Vol XVI pt 1. However, included in this lot are 3 earlier issues: Vol IV pt 4 (Oct 1935), and Vol VI pts 2 & 4 (1937). The journal was issued quarterly over this period except during the War (1939-1946) when issues were irregular. Near Fine.
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Price: 180.00


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Linssen, E.F.:
The Observer's Book of Insects of the British Isles: with a Section on Spiders. With Cyanamid jacket.

London: Frederick Warne, 1978. First edition thus. 191pp, illustrated in colour and black and white. Ownership name on front free endpaper, contents otherwise clean and fresh and unmarked. In the original maroon textured binding lettered in white, clean, bright, firm and sharp. In protected unclipped (unpriced) pictorial dust jacket, with tortuous copy advertising Cyanamid Avenge wild oat herbicide: very bright and fresh and clean. Near Fine in Fine dust-jacket.

Price: 52.00


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Edited by M.W. Dick, D.N. Pegler, & B.C. Sutton:
Contributions to Mycology. A tribute to Professor C.T. Ingold on his eightieth birthday. Reprinted from the Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society.

London: Academic Press, for the Linnean Society, 1985. First edition in book form. xvi, 375pp, illustrated with drawings, photographs and charts, including one fold-out. Contents clean and unmarked. Small quarto, 25.5x18cms, in the original blue cloth-textured softcovers. Rear corners slightly knocked. Very nice clean fresh copy. Very Good+.

Price: 28.00


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Paul Augustinus:
Desert Adventure. In search of wilderness in Namibia and Botswana. [de luxe signed Sponsors' Edition]

South Africa: Acorn Books, 1997. First printing, Sponsors' Edition. 240pp: with maps, and richly illustrated with the author's drawings, paintings, and colour photographs of wildlife. Half-title is signed by Paul Augustinus and bears the tipped-in Sponsors' Edition slip stating it to be Volume H (of 26 copies), and the recipient's name. Laid-in is a tissue folder containing an extra-illustration lithograph of an elephant, similar to that reproduced on the contents page. Landscape quarto (11x11.5ins), in the special grey half-leather binding with red spine label and marbled boards. All as new, in the oatmeal cloth slipcase with marbled edges and rounded leather rims: as new but for a 5mm pale mark and a trace of scuffing to the marbling. Beautiful copy. Fine.
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Price: 200.00


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Genevieve Broad:
Fishes of the Philippines: A Guide to Identification of Families. [Signed copy]

Pasig City, Phillipines: Anvil Publishing, and Voluntary Service Overseas, UK (VSO), 2003. First edition. xii, (ii), 510, [2]: illustrations, mostly in colour, throughout. Title page signed by author in pencil. Very fresh clean unmarked copy. Quarto, with glossy pages, in the original binding of pictorial laminated boards, firm, square, sharp and bright: like new. Fine.
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Price: 75.00


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Tessa Newcomb: with Philip Vann, and with a foreword by Richard Mabey:
The Adorable Plot. Paintings and writings about garden allotments. [Signed copy]

Bristol: Sansom & Company, 2012. First edition. 96pp, richly illustrated in colour. The title sounds as though this could be an anthology, but the paintings and, after the introduction, the writings, are all by Newcomb. Quarto glossy paperback, 27x21cms, in fresh, unread condition. Brings together her art, her sly writing, and her love of country process and growing things: full of delight, and firmly rooted in earthy and concise observation. Half title signed by Tessa Newcomb. Lovely copy. Mint.

Price: 85.00


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