Natural History

1. Amphlett, John and Rea, Carleton.: The Botany of Worcestershire: an account od the flowering plants, ferns, mosses, hepatics, lichens, fungi and fresh-water algae which grow or have grown spontaneously in the county of Worcester. Birmingham: Cornish Brothers, 1909. 1st. edn. xxxiv, 654pp.Map in pocket at back. Ownership signature to ffep. Some neat annotation (place names) throughout. Green cloth boards somewhat spotted and rubbed otherwise a clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 4509) £25.00

2. Arnold, E. C.: British Waders Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1924 1st. edn. vii, 102 pp. 52 tissue guarded cold. plates by the author. T.e.g. Small bookplate to front pastedown. Some light foxing throughout not affecting the plates. Red cloth gilt a trifle darkened on spine and just showing a little shelf wear otherwise a very clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 2256) £20.00

3. Barnes, John A. G.: The Titmice of the British Isles. Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1975. 1st. edn. 212pp. B/w photos, text figures. Binding slightly cocked. D/w very slightly rubbed on edges otherwise a clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 4217) £5.00

4. Blundell, Michael.: Collins Photo Guide to the Wild Flowers of East Africa. London: HarperCollins, 1992. Reprint with corrections. 464pp. Over 860 cold. photos. Pictorial laminated boards (no d/w issued) slightly faded on spine otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 4247) £20.00

5. Botth, Chris et al.: The Birds of Orkney. Stromness: The Orkney Press, 1984. 1st. edn. xxiv(2)275pp. Ciold. & b/w photos., line drawings. D/w very slightly faded on spine otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 4019) £10.00

6. Brightman, F. H. & Nicholson, B. E.: The Oxford Book of Flowerless Plants. London: Oxford Unversity Press, 1966. 1st. edn. viii, 208pp. 96 cold. plats. D/w slightly faded on spine oyherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 4504) £7.00

7. Butler, Colin G.: The World of the Honeybee. London: Collins, 1971. Reprint. xiv, 226pp. Two cold. and 87 b/w photos. New Naturalist series no. 29. D/w slightly stained on back panel otherwise a clean, bright copy. (Stock ref 4215) £10.00

8. Cave, Francis O. & Macdonald, James D.: Birds of the Sudan: their identification and distribution. Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd, 1955. 1st. edn. xxvii, 444pp. 12 cold. plates and many text figures by D. M. Reid Henry, 24 b/w photos., fold-out map. Ownership signature to front pastedown. Tape stains to epp. Black cloth gilt very slightly rubbed on corners and spine head and tail. A clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 4283) £20.00

9. Coe, Malcolm & Beentje, Henk.: A Field Guide to the Acacias of Kenya. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. 1st. P/B edn. xiii, 148pp. Numerous text figures by Rosemary Wise. Pictorial card covers slightly fade on spine and adjacent ares of front and back panels otherwise a clean, bright copy. (Stock ref 4248) £15.00

10. Colston, Peter R. & Curry-Lindahl, Kai:: The Birds of Mount Nimba, Liberia. London, British Museum(Natural History), 1986. 1st. edn. 129 pp. One cold. plate, cold. and b/w photos., line drawings. Laminated bds., fine. (Stock ref 65) £20.00

11. Darling, F. Fraser & Boyd, J. Morton.: The Highlands and Islands. London: Collins, 1964. 1st. edn thus. xvi, 336pp. Six cold. and 50 b/w photos., maps. The revised and rewritten version of Darling’s earlier Natural History of the Highlands and Islands. New Naturalist series no. 6. D/w slightly tanned otherwise a very good, sound copy. (Stock ref 4546) £15.00

12. Delacour, Jean:: The Pheasants of the World. London, Country Life, 1964. 1st. edn, 3rd. imp. 351 pp. 32 plates (16 cold.) by J.C.Harrison, maps and diagrams. Grey and red cloth gilt. Tape stains on pastedowns otherwise a clean, bright copy. (Stock ref 92) £25.00

13. Desmond, Ray: Kew: the history of the Royal Botanic Gardens London: The Harvill Press, 1995 1st. edn. xvi, 468 pp. Numerous cold. and b/w illus. Card covers very slightly rubbed on corners otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 1534) £15.00

14. Edlin, H. L.: Trees, Woods and Man. London: Collins, 1956. 1st. edn. xv, 272pp. 27 cold. and 30 b/w photos., line drawings. New Naturalist series no. 32. D/w very slightly rubbed on corners otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 4213) £20.00

15. Eriksen, Hanne & Jens.: Common Birds in Oman: an identification guide. Muscat: Al Roya Publishing, 2005. 1st. edn. 256pp. Numerous cold. photos., maps. Binding slightly cocked. Pictorial card covers a little creased otherwise a very clean, bright copy. (Stock ref 3962) £10.00

16. Fitter, R. S. R.: London’s Natural History. London: Collins, 1945. 1st. edn. xii, 282pp. 52 cold. and 41 b/w photos., maps, diagrams. New Naturalist series no.3. D/w slightly rubbed on edges and corners with some minor loss at spine head otherwise a clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 4545) £10.00

17. Frost, W. E. & Brown, M. E.: The Trout. London: Collins, 1967. 1st. edn. 286pp. Four cold. and 42 b/w photos., text figures. New Naturalist Monograph no. 21. D/w slightly faded on spine and just showing a little edge wear otherwise a very clean, bright copy. (Stock ref 4496) £35.00

18. Galbraith, Jean.: Collins Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of South-east Australia. London: Collina, 1977. 1st. edn. 450pp. Numerous cold. photos., text figures. Pictorial laminated boards slightly stained and dust marked otherwise a clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 4513) £10.00

19. Gathorne-Hardy, Robert.: Wild Flowers in Britain. London: B. T. Batsford, 1948. 3rd. edn. viii, 120pp. Four cold. plates by John Nash, numerous b/w photos., text figures. D/w slightly rubbed on edges otherwise a very bright, clean copy. (Stock ref 4130) £7.50

20. Genders, Roy.: The Scented Wild Flowers of Britain. London: Collins, 1971. 1st. edn. 256pp. 32 cold. plates and 42 pen and ink drawings by Marjorie Blamey. D/w lightly tanned on spine and slightly dust marked otherwise a clean, brigh copy. (Stock ref 4489) £8.50

21. Glasier, Philip.: As the Falcon her Bells. London: William Heinemann, 1963. 1st. edn. 223pp. Cold. frontis and numerous b/w photos. Introduction by Gavin Maxwell. Bookplate to ffep verso.Price-clipped d/w rather rubbed and worn on edges with some minor loss otherwise a clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 4540) £5.00

22. Gosse, Philip Henry: Actinologia Britannica, A History of the British Sea-Anemones and Corals London: Van Voorst, 1860 1st. edn. xl, 362 pp. 11 fine cold. lithographed plates by Dickes, one b/w plate (all with tissue guards), numerous text figures. Internally, very clean and bright but dark green cloth gilt slightly spotted on spine and front board, rubbed on edges and bumped on corners. Overall, a very good copy of this classic work. (Stock ref 1941) £100.00

23. Hale, W. G.: Waders London: Collins, 1980 1st. edn. 320 pp. Numerous b/w photos., text figures. No. 65 in the New Naturalist series. D/w very slightly faded on spine otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 2900) £20.00

24. Halliday, Tim.: Vanishing Birds: their natural history and conservation. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1978. 1st. US edn. 296pp. 16 cold. plates, numerous text figures, maps. D/w faded on spine otherwise a very clean, bright copy. (Stock ref 4284) £6.50

25. Harris, J. R.: An Angler’s Entomology. London: Collins, 1970. 2nd. edn., reprint. xv, 268pp. 103 cold and 27 b/w photos., maps, diagrams. Number 23 in the New Naturalist series. D/w slightly faded on spine otherwise a very clean, bright copy. (Stock ref 4294) £12.00

26. Harris, Tony & Franklin, Kim.: Shrikes and Bush-Shrikes. London: Christopher Helm, 2000. 1st. edn. 392pp. 41 cold. plates, maps. D/w a little faded on spine otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 4219) £12.00

27. Hayman, Richard.: Trees: woodlands and western civilization. London: Hambledon & London, 2003. 1st. edn. x, 261pp. Seven cold. illus. D.w, a fine copy. (Stock ref 4503) £8.00

28. Henry, G. M.: A guide to the Birds of Ceylon Kandy: K. V. G. De Silva, 1978 New edn. xl, 457pp. 27 cold., 30 monochrome and 136 text figures by the author. D/w very slightly creased on edges otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 1523) £15.00

29. Hepburn, Ian.: Flowers of the Coast London: Collins, 1952. 1st. edn. xiv, 236pp plus 6pp publisher’s list. 17 cold. and 43 b/w photos., line drawings, maps. New Naturalist series no. 24. Tape stains to pastedowns. Price-clipped d/w somewhat faded on spine with tape stains to flaps otherwise a very clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 4359) £25.00

30. Hepper, F. Nigel (ed).: Plant Hunting for Kew. London: Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, 1989. 1st. edn. xviii, 222pp. Numerous cold. and b/w illus., maps. Pictorial laminated card coversa trifle rubbed on corners and slightly creased on back panel otherwise a very good, clean copy. (Stock ref 4498) £7.00

31. Higgins, Lionel & Hargreaves, Brian.: The Butterflies of Britain and Europe. London: Collins, 1983. 1st. edn. 256pp. Numerous cold. illus., maps. D/w slightly darkened otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 4542) £7.50

32. Imms, A. D.: Insect Natural History. London: Collins, 1947. 1st. edn. xviii, 317pp. 106 cold. and 104 b/w photos., maps, diagrams. New Naturalist series no. 8. D/w slightly rubbed on edges otherwise a very good, sound copy. (Stock ref 4547) £15.00

33. Jefferies, Richard: Nature Near London London: Chatto & Windus, 1908 New edn. xi, 212 pp. 12 cold. plates by Ruth Dollman. Small, neat ownership signature to ffep. Green cloth gilt. A very clean, bright copy. (Stock ref 2022) £15.00

34. Johnsgard, Paul A.: Bustards, Hemipodes and Sandgrouse: birds of dry places Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991 1st. edn. xi, 275pp. 51 cold. plates, many text figures and maps. D/w, a fine copy. (Stock ref 3046) £30.00

35. Johnsgard, Paul A.: The Quails, Partridges and Francolins of the World Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988 1st. edn. xix, 264pp. 127 cold. plates, many text figures and maps. D/w, a fine copy. (Stock ref 3045) £30.00

36. Kent, Douglas H.: The Historical Flora of Middlesex. London: The Ray Society, 1975. 1st. edn. viii, 673(2)pp. Five b/w photos. D/w very slightly rubbed on top corners otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 4507) £10.00

37. Marsden-Jones, E. M. & Turrill, W. B.: British Knapweeds: a study in synthetic taxonomy. London: The Ray Society, 1954. 1st. edn. xiii, 201pp. Cold. frontis, 27 b/w plates, text fgures. D/w very slightly faded on spine and slightly rubbed at spine head otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 4517) £10.00

38. Masefield, G. B. et al.: The Oxford Book of Food Plants. London: Oxford University Press, 1971. Reprint. viii, 206pp. Numerous cold. plates, text figures. D/w slightly creased along top edge otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 4505) £7.00

39. Matthews, L. Harrison.: British Mammals. London: Collins, 1952. 1st. edn. xii, 410pp. 16 cold. and 48 b/w photographic plates, numerous text figures. New Naturalist series no. 21. D/w very slightly rubbed on edges and corners, a very good copy. (Stock ref 4226) £15.00

40. Mayr, Ernst.: Birds of the Southwest Pacific: a field guide to the birds of the area between Samoa, New Caledonia and Micronesia. New York : The Macmillan Co., 1945. Reprint. xx, 316pp. Three cold. plates, text figures. Tape stains to epp. Red cloth with black lettering to spine, a trifle faded on spine and rubbed on edges otherwise a clean, sound copy.# (Stock ref 4244) £6.00

41. Meinertzhagen, R.:: Pirates and Predators: the piratical and predatory habits of birds. Edinburgh, Oliver & Boyd, 1959. 1st.edn. ix, 230 pp. 18 cold. plates ( mostly by G.E.Lodge), 26 b/w illus. Red cloth gilt faded on spine, tape stains and some surface damage to pastedowns and some marginal foxing otherwise a good clean copy. (Stock ref 71) £50.00

42. Mercer, Ian.: Dartmoor. London: HarperCollins, 2009. 1st. edn. xiv, 402pp. Numerous cold. photos., maps. New Naturalist series number 111. D/w a fine copy. (Stock ref 4296) £50.00

43. Moore, Robert.: The Birds of Devon. Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1969. 1st. edn. 293pp. B/w photos., map. D/w somewhat rubbed on edges and corners otherwise a very good copy. (Stock ref 4235) £5.00

44. Mullard, Jonathan.: Gower. London: HarperCollins, 2006. 1st. edn. xviii, 445pp. Numerous cold. and b/w photos., map. New Naturalist series no. 99. D/w, a fine copy. (Stock ref 4210) £45.00

45. Netboy, Anthony.: The Atlantic Salmon: a vanishing species? London: Faber & Faber, 1968. 1st. edn. 457pp.Numeroius b/w photos., text figures and maps. Price-clipped d/wa little rubbed on top edge with a small tear in top edge otherwise a very good copy. (Stock ref 4543) £6.00

46. Nethersole-Thompson, Desmond & Maimie.: Greenshanks. Berkhamsted: T. & A. D. Poyser, 1979. 1st. edn. 275pp. Four cold. plates and numerous drawings by Donald Watson, 19 b/w photos., maps. D/w, a fine copy. (Stock ref 4223) £15.00

47. Nethersole-Thompson, Desmond.: Pine Crossbills: a Scottish contribution. Berkhamsted: T. & A. D. Poyser, 1975. 1st. edn. 256pp. One cold. plate by George Lodge, line drawings by Donald Watson and numerous b/w photos. D/w faded on spine (quite usual for this title) otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 4222) £25.00

48. Niall, Ian.: Fresh Woods. London: William Heinemann, 1951. 1st. edn. 122pp. Many wood engravings by Barbara Greg. D/w rather chipped and worn with minor loss at spine head and tail otherwise a a clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 4538) £5.00

49. Parker, Eric (ed).: The Lonasdale Keeper’s Book. London: Seeley Service & Co., 1938. 1st. edn. 256pp. 30 b/w photos., text figures. Some marginal annotations in pencil. Brown buckram boards rather spotted and d/w a littler frayed along top edge with some very minor loss to spine head. A clean. sound copy. (Stock ref 4539) £15.00

50. Petch, Dr. C. P. & Swann, E. L.: Flora of Norfolk. Norwich: Jarrold and Sons, 1968. 1st. edn. 288pp. 115 cold. photos. D/w slightly rubbed on edges with one small tear in top edge of front panel and faded on spine. A very good, sound copy. (Stock ref 4518) £6.00

51. Phillips, Roger.: Grasses, Ferns, Mosses and Lichens of Great Britain and Ireland. London: Ward Lock, 1980 1st. edn. 191pp. Numerous cold. photos. D/w, a fine copy. (Stock ref 4280) £25.00

52. Phillips, Roger.: Mushrooms and Other Fungi of Great Britain and Europe. London: Pan, 1981. 1st. edn. 288pp. Numerous cold. photos. D/w somewhat tanned on spine otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 4282) £40.00

53. Polunin, Oleg & Huxley, Anthony.: Flowers of the Mediterranean. London: Chatto & Windus, 1972. 4th revised impression. xii, 260pp. 311 cold. photos., 24 b/w plates, numerous text figures.D/w a little rubbed and worn on edges. A very good copy. (Stock ref 4374) £10.00

54. Polunin, Oleg.: Trees and Bushes of Europe. London: Oxford University Press, 1976. 1st. UK edn. xvi, 208pp. Numerous cold illus., text figures. D/w very slightly rubbed on edges otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 4516) £10.00

55. Raffaele, Herbert et al.: Birds of the West Indies. London: Christopher Helm, 1998. 1st. edn. 511pp. Numerous cold. plates by Tracy Pedersen, Kristin Williams et al., maps. D/w a little rubbed on top edge otherwise a clean sound copy. (Stock ref 3965) £15.00

56. Ramsbottom. John.: A Handbook of the Larger British Fungi. London: British Museum (Natural History), 1946. 1st. edn. (4)222pp. 141 text figures. Dark green cloth boards just showing a little shelf wear otherwise a clean, sound copy.. (Stock ref 4508) £6.00

57. Ratcliffe, Derek.: Galloway and the Borders. London: HarperCollins, 2007. 1st. edn. xxx, 385pp. Numerous cold. photos., map. No. 101 in the New Naturalist series. D/w, a fine copy. (Stock ref 4356) £40.00

58. Schauensee, Rodolphe Meyer de & Phelps, William H.: A Guide to the Birds of Venezuela Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1995. 9th. impression. xxii, 424pp. 53 cold. and b/w [plates by Guy Tudor et al., line drawings by Michael Kleinbaum, map. Pictorial card covers showing some shelf wear otherwise a clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 3963) £8.50

59. Sharrock, J. T. R. and E. M.: Rare Birds in Britain and Ireland. Berkhamsted: T. & A. D. Pyser, 1976. 1st. edn. 336pp. Numerous text figures by Robert Gillmor, R. A. Richardson et al., maps. Ffep and half-title creased. Price-clipped d/w a trifle creased on edges otherwise a clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 4218) £5.00

60. Simms, Eric.: British Thrushes. London: Collins, 1978. 1st. edn. 304pp. Numerous b/w photos., text figures, maps. New Naturalist series number 63. D/w somewhat faded on spine (a very frequent fault with this title) otherwise a very bright, clean copy. (Stock ref 4295) £10.00

61. Slack, Adrian.: Carnivorous Plants. LOndon: Ebury Press, 1979. 1st. edn. 240pp. Numerous cold. and b/w photos., text figures. D/w a little rubbed on edges and with a small, closed tear in bottom edge of front panel. A very good copy. (Stock ref 3874) £6.50

62. Smythies, Bertram E.: The Birds of Burma. Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd, 1953. 2nd. revised edn. xliii, 668pp. 31 cold. plates by A. M. Hughes, fold-out map. Tape stains to epp. Dark green cloth boards, gilt lettering to spine. Spine head and tail rather worn with several splits but, internally, a clean, bright copy. (Stock ref 4238) £25.00

63. Stamp, L. Dudley.: Man and the Land. London: Collins, 1955. 1st. edn. xvi, 272pp. 35 cold and 46 b/w photos., numerous text figures. New Naturalist series no. 31. Tape stains to pastedowns and d/w turn ins. Price-clipped d/w a little rubbed on edges and corners otherwise a very good copy. (Stock ref 4216) £10.00

64. Steers, J. A.: The Sea Coast. London: Collins, 1953. 1st. edn. xii, 276pp. 10 cold. and 24 b/w photos., 52 maps and diagrams. New Naturalist series no. 25. Tape stains and some offsetting to epp. Price-clipped d/w otherwise a very clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 4358) £20.00

65. Sterry, Paul & Hughes, Barry.: Collins Complete Guide to British Mushrooms and Toadstools. London: HarperCollins, 2009. Reprint. 383pp. Numerous cold. photos. Pictorial card covers a little creased on back panel otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 4246) £8.00

66. Synge, Patrick M.: In Search of Flowers. London: Michael Joseph, 1973. 1st. edn. 176pp. Four cold. and 16 b/w plates, map. D/w a trifle rubbed on edges and dust marked otherwise a very good copy. (Stock ref 4285) £4.00

67. Tansley, A. G.: Britain’s Green Mantle: past, present and future. London: George Allen & Unwin, 1949. 1st. edn. xii, 294pp. Numerous b/w photos., text figures. D/w rubbed and worn on edges with three small tears otherwise a very good copy. (Stock ref 4510) £7.00

68. The London Natural History Society.: The Birds of the London Area. London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1964. New revised edn. x, 332pp. One cold. and 31 b/w photos., maps. Some minor tape staining to epp. D/w slightly dust marked and rubbed on edges otherwise a very good copy. (Stock ref 4237) £5.00

69. Thompson, Harold Stuart.: Alpine Plants of Europe: together with cultural hints. London: George Routledge & Sons, nd (1911). 1st. edn. xvi, 287pp. 64 cold. plates, fold-out map. Gift inscription to ffep.Foxing affecting most text pp. and prelims. Green cloth gilt boards with bevelled edges, slightly rubbed and dulled on spine otherwise a clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 4514) £10.00

70. Tomkies, Mike: Golden Eagle Years London: Jonathan Cape, 1994 Revised edn. 224 pp. Numerous cold. photos. D/w, a fine copy. (Stock ref 2185) £7.50

71. Tomkies, Mike: In Spain’s Secret Wilderness London: Jonathan Cape, 1989 1st. edn. (8)240 pp. Numerous cold. photos. D/w very slightly faded on spine otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 2186) £10.00

72. Vedel, Helge.: Trees and Shrubs of the Medterranean. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1978. 1st. UK edn. 127pp. Numerous cold. and b/w illus., maps. Pictorial laminated boards a little rubbed on corners otherwise a bright, clean copy. (Stock ref 4515) £5.00

73. Vesey-Fitzgerald, Brian.: British Game. London: Collins, 1946. 1st. edn. xvi, 240pp. 28 cold. and 81 b/w illus. New Naturalist series no. 2. Price-clipped d/w slightly rubbed on edges with some small loss at spine head and adjacent area of back panel otherwise a clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 4544) £7.50

74. Wa-Sha-Quon-Asin (Grey Owl): Tales of an Empty Cabin London: Lovat Dickson, 1936 No. 111 of an edition limited to 250 copies signed by the author. xvi, 335 pp. Cold. frontis portrait of the author, 33 sepia photos. Dated ownership initials neatly added to foot of limitation page and small press cutting tipped in. Rather worn grey silk bookmark detached and laid in. T.e.g. otherwise pp untrimmed. Dark blue cloth gilt just showing some dust marks otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 1771) £75.00

75. Williamson, Henry:: Salar the Salmon. London, Faber & Faber, 1935. 1st. edn. 319 pp. Cold. d/w design by C.F. Tunnicliffe. D/w a trifle rubbed on extremities, some minor loss to spine head and slightly dulled overall. Generally a very clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 93) £50.00

76. Woodford, M. H.: A Manual of Falconry. London: Adam & Charles Black, 1966. 2nd. edn. 194pp. B/w photos., text figures. Small ink date to ffep and some foxing to prelims. D/w spotted and slightlky rubbed on edges with two tiny tears. Otherwise, a clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 4541) £8.00

77. Yonge, C. M.: The Sea Shore. London: Collins, 1949. 1st. edn. xvi, 311pp. 61 cold. and 62 b/w photos., text figures. New Naturalist series no. 12. D/w slightly faded on spine , a very good copy. (Stock ref 4224) £10.00