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The Time of the Buffalo


First edition, super octavo, orange cloth boards with brown cloth spine, gilt lettering & black buffalo motif to spine, gilt lettering & blind-stamped buffalo motif to front board, illus eps, xxiv, 339pp + xi pp index, VG+ (owner's name & address in ink to fep) in d/w, VG+ (some creasing to flaps)

PUBLISHER: Alfred A Knopf 1972

KEYWORDS: Tom McHugh Victoria Hudson buffalo North America natural history Bison latifrons natural history evolution behaviour Indians Europeans extermination


Wild Flowers


octavo, green cloth boards, gilt lettering, xiv + 242pp, VG (minor markings to fep & eps), in VG+ d/w

PUBLISHER: Collins 1954 London

KEYWORDS: natural history agriculture wild flowers john gilmour max walters botany natural histry


The Living Air

memoirs of an ornithologist


first edition 173pp ills. VG (sl.rubbed w.sl.stains to spine,sl.bumps to extrems.,some sl.foxing to eps and contents,te red,sl.cocked) in VG d/w (sl.stained and sunned,sl.internal foxing,sl.bumps and wear to extrems.,price-clipped)

PUBLISHER: country life london 1966

KEYWORDS: ornithology history natural history biography


Explorers of the Sea

famous oceanographic expeditions


ex-lib first edition 226pp VG+ (d/w in plastic taped to boards,usual stamps and pockets) in VG+ d/w (in libr.plastic,sl.sunned)

PUBLISHER: ronald press new york 1964

KEYWORDS: history oceanography travel science natural history muriel guberlet


The British Bird Book


first edition 269pp ills.[tipped-in col.plates by roland green] VG (blue cloth,mod.rubbed and stained w.sunned spine,mod.bumps and wear to extrems.,boards sl.shaky,owner's stamp to ffep,paper separation at half-title gutter,prelims.and edges mod.soiled,some plates loose but present,cocked w.shaky spine)

PUBLISHER: a.&c.black london 1921

KEYWORDS: history birds ornithology britain natural history theodore wood w.p.pycraft


Drawings of British Plants

part xx


first edition 42pp [recto only] ills. [b/w] NF (in wrappers,sl.bumps and chipping to spine)

PUBLISHER: bell london 1964

KEYWORDS: history science botany natural history stella ross-craig


Drawings of British Plants

part xvii


first edition 36pp [recto only] ills. [b/w] NF (in wrappers,minor chipping to spine)

PUBLISHER: bell london 1962

KEYWORDS: natural history science botany history stella ross-craig


Nature in Eastern Norfolk


first edition 352pp+ads.ills.[col.] VG+ (red cloth,mod.soiled w.spine sunned,sl.bumps and wear to extrems.,paper separation at frontis.gutter,edges sl.foxed/soiled,sl.shaky spine)

PUBLISHER: methuen london 1905

KEYWORDS: history geography britain regions norfolk natural history arthur h.patterson


The Common Objects of the Sea Shore


first edition 204pp ills.[12 col.plates] VG- (green cloth,rubbed and stained w.some surface losses,bumps and chipping to extrems.,sl.loss to foot of spine,owner's sign.to half-title verso,some pencil annotations,contents sl.foxed/browned,some minor foxing towards edges of plates,cocked w.shaky spine)

PUBLISHER: routledge,warne london 1859

KEYWORDS: history natural history oceanography botany j.g.wood


How to Enjoy Birds

people's library


256pp ills.[col.plates] VG+ (blue cloth,minor bumps to extrems.,owner's bookplate to front pastedown,eps and edges sl.foxed,one plate sl.loose) in VG d/w (col.plate to cover,sl.rubbed and soiled,sunned,mod.bumps and wear to extrems.w.some minor closed tears)

PUBLISHER: hodder and stoughton london [nd]

KEYWORDS: history natural history british birds ornithology marcus woodward


Thoroughbred Racing Stock

and its ancestors


second edition 556pp ills [some col.w.fold-out map at rear] VG (red cloth,sl.rubbed and mod.soiled,minor bumps and wear to extrems.,boards sl.shaky,tape stains to pastedowns,prelims.and edges sl.soiled o/w contents clean,te red,sl.shaky spine) lacks d/w

PUBLISHER: allen & unwin london 1960

KEYWORDS: history thoroughbred racing sport horses equestrian breeding sport natural history lady wentworth


The Life and Letters of Sir Edmund Gosse


first edition 525pp ills. VG (blue cloth,sl.rubbed and soiled w.minor scratch to cover,mod.bumps and wear to extrems.,eps and edges sl.foxed,sl.shaky spine) lacks d/w

PUBLISHER: heinemann london 1931

KEYWORDS: history biography sir edmund gosse evan charteris natural history


British Plant Life

new naturalist series


first edition 315pp ills.[some col.] VG+ (green cloth,sl.rubbed and mod.stained,unevenly sunned,sl.bumps and wear to extrems.,stamp to ffep,prelims.and edges sl.soiled,sl.cocked) lacks d/w

PUBLISHER: collins london 1948

KEYWORDS: history natural history botany w.b.turrill new naturalist series


Hardwicke's Science-Gossip 1872-73

an illustrated medium of interchange and gossip for students and lovers of nature


first edition 288pp illus, (b/w, artwork, drawings and diagrams) VG (half black leather w. marbled boards and gilt dec. titling and bands to spine, sl wear to head and foot of spine and along hinges area w. minor surface loss, sl chipping to foot of spine w. splitting to upper and lower edges of front hinge and bottom of lower hinge w. minor detaching, boards v. sl rubbed w. sl wear along edges, mainly to bottom edges and corners w. some surface loss exposing interior texture of boards, that said the original boards and spine are in very nice condition, sl foxing in places to prelims and eps w. inconspicious owners signature to ffep, internal paper seperation to ffep gutter w. binding holding firm and only sl detachment at head and foot, sl crease to rear fep, edges of content red, v. sl foxing to some sections of contents, one leaf of contents detached and sl crumpled but no loss and inserted in correct location)

PUBLISHER: robert hardwicke london 1873

KEYWORDS: science anthropology natural history history geology biography scientists research


The Land of the Hills and the Glens

wild life in iona and the inner hebrides


reprint 223pp ills.[b/w] VG+ (green cloth,sl.soiled w.sl.wear to extrems.,prelims.and edges sl.foxed w.some v.minor foxing to contents,sl.shaky spine)

PUBLISHER: cassell london 1920

KEYWORDS: history geography scotland iona inner hebrides natural history seton gordon


Rubber:Natural and Synthetic


ex-lib first edition 491pp ills.[b/w] VG+ (green cloth,tape stains to boards and eps,sl.bumps to extrems.,paste action to eps,usual stamps and labels,spine cracked and sl.cocked) in VG d/w (mod.rubbed and foxed,sunned spine,chipping to extrems.w.sl.loss to foot of front cover,8cm split to foot of upper hinge)

PUBLISHER: maclaren london 1954

KEYWORDS: history rubber natural history h.j.stern


The Story of New Zealand Jade


first edition 109pp ills.[b/w and col.] NF (tan cloth,owner's inscr.to ffep) in VG+ d/w (sl.rubbed and soiled,price-clipped)

PUBLISHER: collins auckland 1971

KEYWORDS: new zealand jade history natural history pearce


The Caves of The Earth - Mines and Mining


2 titles bound as 1 192pp/192pp VG (full leather w.gilt dec.stamps and owner's name in gilt to top board,red title label to spine,mod.rubbed and soiled,mod.wear and chipping to extrems.w.some sl.losses,2cm split to foot of upper hinge,owner's inscr.to ffep,prelims.and content edges sl.soiled/foxed,marbled edges,spine cracked)

PUBLISHER: religious tract society london [nd]

KEYWORDS: history natural history caves mining geology


Volcanoes: Past and Present


first edition 270pp+ads.ills.[b/w] VG (burgundy cloth,mod.rubbed and stained,spine sl.sunned,prelims.and content edges sl.foxed,sl.stain to fore-edge)

PUBLISHER: walter scott london 1892

KEYWORDS: history natural history science edward hull


The Human Species


first edition thus [international scientific series] 498pp+ads. VG (red cloth w.black dec.borders,sl.rubbed and soiled w.spine sl.browned,sl.wear to extrems.,prelims.and content edges sl.foxed)

PUBLISHER: c.kegan paul london 1879

KEYWORDS: science history natural history quatrefages

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