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A Nature Diary. (Illustrated by John Lawrence).

By: ADAMS, Richard.:

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1985.:

Seller ID: 16895


1st ed. "This is not a catalogue of rare and seldom seen things, but an authentic day-to-day record made during a calendar year ..." Pp. 160, colour illustration to title page, colour and b/w illustrations throughout, mark to verso front board. Black cloth, gilt title to spine, illustrated d/w. G+/G+. View more info

Image for The Historic Countryside of the Saxon Villages of Southern Transylvania.

The Historic Countryside of the Saxon Villages of Southern Transylvania.

By: AKEROYD, John.

Price: £100.00

Publisher: Mures: Fundatia Adept, 2006. 9789730045338:

Seller ID: 41702

ISBN: 9789730045338


1st edition. "One of Europe's least known cultural treasures, the countryside presents a remarkable survival of medieval landscape: fortified churches, unspoilt villages, non-intensive mixed farming in ecological balance with nature and wildlife, set amongst old-growth woodland and wildflower-rich hay-meadows. ...The special qualities of the Saxon Villages will only survive if tradition and innovation can be combined to yield a sustainable economic furure and modern quality of life, while preserving a unique sense of place. Farming and quality food production, together with traditional crafts ... View more info

In Nature's Workshop. With 100 illustrations by Frederick Enock.

By: ALLEN, Grant.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London:Newnes,nd. 0:

Seller ID: 6229


Teg. Pp.8/240, 100 b/w illustrations by Frederick Enock, owners names to verso front board and verso title page. Green cloth, gilt illustration(caterpillar on a twig) and title to front, gilt title to spine. G+. View more info

Introduction to Plant Ecology.

By: ASHBY, Maurice.:

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London: Macmillan, 1965.:

Seller ID: 16474


Rep. with corrections. "A thoughtful and interesting introduction to the subject which can profitably be read by established ecologists, as well as by those to whom the subject is new." Pp. 7/250, 69 figures, 10 tables. Green cloth, gilt title to spine, illustrated d/w has closed tears. VG/G. View more info

Minsmere: Portrait of a Bird Reserve. Foreword by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh KG.

By: AXELL, Herbert, & HOSKING, Eric.:

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London: Hutchinson, 1977.:

Seller ID: 13420


1st ed. The full story of Minsmere Reserve, its geology, history, planning and construction. Pp. 256, 45 colour photos, 71 b/w photos, (by Eric Hosking), 18 b/w drawings (by Norman Arlott), + 5 maps. Maps to endpapers. Blue cloth, illustd. d/w has edge tears. VG/G-. View more info

Devon's Animals of the Wild.

By: BEER, T.:

Price: £4.00

Publisher: St. Ives: James Pike. 1975.:

Seller ID: 21633


1st ed. A book on Devon's wild animals broken down into sections:- Insectivora - Mole - Hedgehog - Shrew: Chiropers - Greater Horseshoe Bat - Whiskered Bat - Long Eared Bat: Gnawing Animals - Rabbit - Dormouse - Water Vole: Cloven-Hoofed Animals - Red Deer. Pp 32, 6 b/w illustrations. P/b. Illustrated cover. G+. View more info

Hants and Dorset's Birds.

By: BEER, T.:

Price: £4.00

Publisher: St. Ives: James Pike. 1975.:

Seller ID: 21634


1st ed. "The whole Country is lovely, and full of ornithological interest. If we mention certain places and types of habitat, the bird species present will become obvious even to a beginner". Pp 32, some b/w illustrations, 1 sketch map. P/b. Illustrated cover. G+. View more info

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Birds of Vanuatu.

By: BREGULLA, Heinrich L.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Oswestry: Anthony Nelson, 1992. 0904614344:

Seller ID: 44268

ISBN: 0904614344


1st edition. "Comprehensive book about the birds f this fascinating group of volcanic islands in the southwest Pacific, the former French and British condominium of the New Hebrides." Pp.294, 24 colour plates + numerous black & white photos and illustrations. Green cloth, dustwrapper. VG/VG. View more info

One Man's Island. Paintings and Sketches from the Isle of May.

By: BROCKIE, Keith.:

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1984.:

Seller ID: 16906


1st ed. "Rarely, indeed, can there have been so fine a collection of wildlife art in one book." 28cms. x 21cms. Unpaginated, colour frontis, 3 colour photographs, 150 paintings and sketches + 1 map. Beige cloth, gilt title to spine, illustrated d/w. VG/G+. View more info

The Californian Wildlife Region. (2nd Revised ed).

By: BROWN, Vinson and LAWRENCE, George.:

Price: £4.50

Publisher: California: Naturegraph. 1965.:

Seller ID: 25879


"Wildlife regions, such as the Californian Wildlife Region, are distinctive natural geographic areas of similar climate and topography, which tend to have certain typical animals and plants". Pp 125, many b/w illustrations. P/b. Illustrated cover. VG. View more info

Seals in the Wild.

By: BRUEMMER, Fred.:

Price: £17.00

Publisher: Toronto: Key Porter Books, 1998.:

Seller ID: 30069


1st ed. "Fred Bruemmer has studied and photographed seals for more than 35 years, and he chronicles the joys of that long relationship in this lavishly illustrated volume...The fascinating text that complements the photos is both a scientific survey of the four main pinniped families - the fur seals, the sea lions, the walrus and the Phocids, or 'true seals' - and a passionate cry of grief." 29cms x 29cms. 18/238, colour photographs throughout. Blue cloth, d/w rubbed to lower edge. VG/G+. View more info

Nature on Your Side. How to keep pests out of the garden and the home.

By: BUCHNER, Greet and HOOGVELT, Fieke.:

Price: £3.00

Publisher: London: Pan Books. 1978.:

Seller ID: 19748


"Tells you how to get rid of garden and household pests - without using expensive and often harmful pesticides and aerosols......Plus special chapters on compost-making and 'biodynamic' gardening". Pp 93. Toning to pages. Name to verso front cover. Some b/w illustrations. P/b. Illustrated cover. G+. View more info

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'Le Comte's Book Of Birds' - The Book Of Birds: Edited And Abridged From The Text Of Buffon. By M. Achille Comte, Illustrated By One Hundred And Fifty Designs By Victor Adam. Translated From The Original By Benjamin Clarke.

By: BUFFON, Georges Louis Leclerc Comte De (1707-1788). / COMTE, Achille Joseph (1802-1866) / ADAM, Jean Victor (1801-1867 - Illustrator) :

Price: £280.00

Publisher: London : R. Tyas, 8. Paternoster Row, 1841 . 0:

Seller ID: 44283


First English Edition. A very good original half leather binding. 8vo. 10.0" x 7.0" x 1.25". pp.33/[1p.]/pp.292, + 38 leaves of hand-coloured plates. Green calf spine and corners over marbled boards. Edges lightly rubbed and boards lightly scuffed. Spine lightly sunned, with 5 raised bands and gilt title: 'Le Comte's Book Of Birds.' Marbled endpapers. Engraved and decorated title-page, followed by a printed title-page. Clean text and illustrations throughout. Complete with all 38 leaves of plates. Just the odd small blemish to the margins, due to previous use. One page of birds with small chip... View more info

Plant Communities. (Illustrated by Susanne Larsen.) Translated from the Danish by Joan Tate.

By: BULOW-OLSEN, Anne.:

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltd., 1978.:

Seller ID: 28020


1st English ed. Penguin Nature Guides. "Plants appear to grow anywhere. But this seemingly random growth is misleading; on closer inspection plants are found to be grouped in communities - governed largely by soil and weather conditions." 20.5cms. x 12.5cms. Pp. 128, colour & b/w illustrations throughout. Illustrated laminated boards. VG. View more info

Birds of Coast and Sea. Britain and Northern Europe. (Illustrated by Raymond Watson.)

By: CAMPBELL, Bruce.:

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1977.:

Seller ID: 19472


1st ed. Introduced by Robert Dougall. "... this compact volume describes and illustrates well over 80 of the bird species most likely to be seen along that vast and varied coastline." Pp. 151, 74 plates, 27 line drawings. Pale blue cloth, illustrated d/w. VG/G+. View more info

The Encyclopedia of British Birds.

By: CAMPBELL, Donald.:

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Bath: Parragon, 2000.:

Seller ID: 27308


"More than just a guide book, this is a lavishly illustrated and highly accessible encyclopedia detailing the main species of bird that inhabit Great Britain throughout the year." 28cms x 22cms. Pp.384, colour illustrations throughout, small indentation affecting preliminary pages. Illustrated laminated boards, matching d/w. VG/VG. View more info

Nature Guide to Wales.

By: CHATFIELD, June E.:

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London: Usborne Publishing. 1981.:

Seller ID: 21642


1st ed. "Describes the great variety of birds, wild flowers, mammels and other wildlife found in Wales, and the habitats in which they live. .......Also a guide to more than 350 common and widespread species of animals and plants in Britain". Pp 127, many colour illustrations. P/b. Illustrated cover. VG. View more info

A Colour Guide to familiar Amphibians and Reptiles. (Illustrated by Alena Cepicka.)

By: CIHAR, Dr. Jiri.:

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London: Octopus Books Ltd., 1979.:

Seller ID: 27764


1st ed. "It will acquaint all those who are interested in nature with the fascinating and varied European amphibians and reptiles as well as some of their exotic relations and with their biology, distribution and classification." Pp. 192, over 140 illustrations, 12 figures. Illustrated laminated boards. VG. View more info

The County Calendar or The Shepherd of Banbury's Rules. (With 28 engravings on wood by Margaret Webb).

By: CLARIDGE, John. (Shepherd).:

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London:Sylvan Press,1946.:

Seller ID: 23240


1st ed. "To judge of the changes of the weather, grounded on forty years experience: by which you may know the weather for several days to come, and in some cases for months. To which is added a Rational Account of the causes of such alterations, the nature of wind,rain, snow,etc." Newly annotated by G.H.T.Kimble. Pp.127,28 wood engravings by Margaret Webb, owners details to fep. Blue cloth, gilt leaves motifs to front board, gilt title to spine rubbed. G+. View more info

Secret Nature of Britain.

By: COOPER, Andrew.:

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London: BBC Books, 1989.:

Seller ID: 16908


1st ed. Based on the major BBC TV series, Andrew Cooper explores six very different habitats which have all been shaped or exploited by man ..." 25.2cms. x 19.5cms. Pp. 221, colour illustrations throughout. Dark brown cloth, gilt title to spine, illustrated d/w. VG/VG. View more info