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1950 The Strange World of Nature FIRST by Bernard GOOCH
1950 The Strange World of Nature FIRST by Bernard GOOCH

Price: £19.99

A mauve hardback with gilt lettering on the spine and an unclipped dustwrapper. Bernard Gooch is an ornithologist and naturalist. Joan Hassall, (1906 1988) was a wood engraver, book illustrator and typographer. She was awarded...

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1952 The Tertiary Cheilostomatous Polyzoa of New Zealand David Alexander Brown
1952 The Tertiary Cheilostomatous Polyzoa of New Zealand David Alexander Brown

Price: £39.00

A first edition of this work on marine invertebrates.Illustrated throughout with 296 figures in the text.David Alexander Brown was a geologist who played an important role in developing the study of Geology in Australia. Brown was...

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1953 Dark Estuary By BB Illustrated by D J Watkins-Pitchford First Colour Plates
1953 Dark Estuary By BB Illustrated by D J Watkins-Pitchford First Colour Plates

Price: £74.99

Dark Estuary is a natural history book written and illustrated by D. J. Watkins-Pitchford under the pseudonym 'B.B.'. With black and white illustrations and fifteen lovely colour plates. First edition. Denys James...

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1953 Southern African Mammals Ellerman Morrison-Scott Hayman Folding Maps
1953 Southern African Mammals Ellerman Morrison-Scott Hayman Folding Maps

Price: £50.00

An informative work on Southern African mammals, written by various authors, and illustrated with two folding maps. This work is a reclassification of the Southern African Mammals, from 1758...

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1953-73 12Vol The New Naturalist Various Works Natural History Illus Colour
1953-73 12Vol The New Naturalist Various Works Natural History Illus Colour

Price: £490.00

A twelve volume set of works of the New Naturalist series.Volumes are:Number 5: Wild Flowers by John Gilmour and Max Walters 4 Number 6: The highlands and Islands by F Fraser Darling and J Morton Boyd Number 12: The Sea Shore...

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1958-62 2vols The Rhododendron edited by Beryl Leslie Urquhart Illustrated
1958-62 2vols The Rhododendron edited by Beryl Leslie Urquhart Illustrated

Price: £175.00

A set of useful reference books on The Rhododendron.Complete in two volumes.With 18 reproductions from paintings by Carlos Riefel.The line drawings in the botanical text are by Susanne Kolasse.

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1960 Antarctic World John Euller Illus
1960 Antarctic World John Euller Illus

Price: £16.00

An interesting look at Antarctica, filled with illustrations. 'Antarctic World' offers a fast paced look at a part of the world that, at the time, people knew little about. The author, John...

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1962 Australian Animals and Birds Sheila Hawkins Colour Autolithographs
1962 Australian Animals and Birds Sheila Hawkins Colour Autolithographs

Price: £36.99

A wonderfully illustrated look at the wildlife of Australia. First edition. Illustrated throughout with many lovely autolithographs by the author.

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1967 NEW ZEALAND BIRDS by G. J.H. Moon FIRST EDITION
1967 NEW ZEALAND BIRDS by G. J.H. Moon FIRST EDITION

Price: £29.99

A first edition of G. J. H. Moon's book on New Zealand birds. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and unclipped dust wrapper. First edition. With 137 colour plates and 91 black and white plates. Geoff Moon (1915-2009) was a world...

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1968 Exotic Conchology Drawings Descriptions Shells Swainson Reprint Limited Ed
1968 Exotic Conchology Drawings Descriptions Shells Swainson Reprint Limited Ed

Price: £49.99

A nicely illustrated collection of reprints being numerous editions of William Swainson's Exotic Conchology or Drawings and Descriptions of Rare Beautiful or Undescribed Shells. Containing a facsimile of the 1834 edition, a reprint...

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1968 The Strange Story of False Teeth Woodforde Illustrated First Edition
1968 The Strange Story of False Teeth Woodforde Illustrated First Edition

Price: £24.00

A lovely first edition copy of John Woodforde's amusing yet informative history of false teeth. A well-researched and entertaining social and technical history of dentistry, examining false...

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1969 R. D. Penhallurick Birds of the Cornish Coast First Signed Dustwrapper
1969 R. D. Penhallurick Birds of the Cornish Coast First Signed Dustwrapper

Price: £29.99

A signed first edition of Penhallurick's Birds of the Cornish Coast.An exploration of the birds that, whilst not native to, inhabit the Cornish Coasts.Illustrated throughout with tipped-in plates to the first few pages.

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1970 Preceramic Sites The Scandinavian Joint Expedition to Sudanese Nubia Illus 1st Volume Two
1970 Preceramic Sites The Scandinavian Joint Expedition to Sudanese Nubia Illus 1st Volume Two

Price: £40.00

An informative guide documenting the Scandinavian Expedition to Sudanese Nubia, containing numerous figures and tables alongside the text. The second in a nine volume series documenting the...

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1972 The Ornithology of Francis Willughby of Middleton John Ray Facsimile 1678
1972 The Ornithology of Francis Willughby of Middleton John Ray Facsimile 1678

Price: £475.00

A facsimile reprint of Francis Willughby's famous work.This ornithological work was first published in 1676 and was considered the beginning of scientific ornithology in Europe. This work is a facsimile reprint of the English edition...

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1972-4 3 Vols Conrad Gessner Historia Plantarum Dustwrappers Scarce
1972-4 3 Vols Conrad Gessner Historia Plantarum Dustwrappers Scarce

Price: £600.00

The first three volumes of the excellent and voluminous Historia Plantarum by the famous Swiss botanist, Conrad Gessner.This publication, a facsimile, is a limited edition of 550 copies, of which these three are 302.Conrad...

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1973 Stephen Potter Etymology Pedigree Words From Nature First Ed Dustwrapper
1973 Stephen Potter Etymology Pedigree Words From Nature First Ed Dustwrapper

Price: £125.00

A beautiful book on the etymology of words which have their origins in nature.First Edition.Stephen Meredith Potter was a British author. Although he was best known for the mocking self-help books of his earlier career, in later...

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1977 Terrestrial Vegetation of California Michael Barbour Jack Major First Ed
1977 Terrestrial Vegetation of California Michael Barbour Jack Major First Ed

Price: £59.99

A highly informative scarce text, exploring vegetation within California. First edition. Illustrated throughout with diagrams, tables, and photographic plates. Featuring original illustrated dustwrapper, though map is...

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1980 History of QUADRUPEDS 1807 Reprint BEWICK
1980 History of QUADRUPEDS 1807 Reprint BEWICK

Price: £29.99

Publishers maroon cloth binding with gilt title to spine.  In colourful dust jacket and illustrated with in text illustrations throughout. This is a facsimile reprint of the Newcastle edition of 1807. Thomas Bewick (August...

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1980-2002 6 vols Flora Europaea Illustrated Folding Maps First Edition
1980-2002 6 vols Flora Europaea Illustrated Folding Maps First Edition

Price: £375.00

A lovely complete five volume set of this extensive encyclopedia of plants, complete with an addition 'Consolidated Index' volume. 'Flora Europaea', first published between 1964 and 1980 is...

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1986 3 Vols in 2 Locket & Millidge British Spiders Ray Society Reprint
1986 3 Vols in 2 Locket & Millidge British Spiders Ray Society Reprint

Price: £99.99

A scarce reprint of Locket and Millidge's British Spiders, originally published in 1952 by the Ray Society.Three volumes bound in two.Illustrated throughout.The Ray Society is a scientific text publication society founded in 1844....

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1986 Synoptic Guide to the Genus Primula Fenderson First Edition Illustrated
1986 Synoptic Guide to the Genus Primula Fenderson First Edition Illustrated

Price: £40.00

A lovely first edition copy of G. K. Fenderson's 'Synoptic Guide to the Genus Primula'. A comprehensive and fascinating reference work to the genus 'Primula' that contains mainly herbaceous...

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1988 Guide to Birds of the Falkland Islands Robin Woods Colour Plates First
1988 Guide to Birds of the Falkland Islands Robin Woods Colour Plates First

Price: £34.99

A very smart first edition of this ornithological study of the indigenous birds of the Falkland Islands. Including information on herons, egrets, swans, geese, and ducks, amongst many others. With numerous coloured plates...

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1992 Flora De La Real Expedicion Botanica Del Nuevo Reino De Granada Tomo XLI
1992 Flora De La Real Expedicion Botanica Del Nuevo Reino De Granada Tomo XLI

Price: £295.00

Volume XLI of the modern reproduction of the papers from the Spanish Royal Botanical Expedition to New Granada, published with the sponsoship of the Spanish and Colombian governments. With 85 beautiful plates of botanical illustrations...

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1993-2002 6vol Flora of North America Natural History Horticulture First Edition
1993-2002 6vol Flora of North America Natural History Horticulture First Edition

Price: £450.00

A smart copy of this ongoing biological study of the plant life of the North American continent. Containing volumes 2 (Pteridophytes and Gymnosperms, 1993), 3 (Magnoliophyta: Magnoliidae and Hamamelidae, 1997), 5 (Magnoliophyta:...

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2002 2vol Botanical Garden Phillips Rix First Edition Dustwrapper Slipcase
2002 2vol Botanical Garden Phillips Rix First Edition Dustwrapper Slipcase

Price: £60.00

A lovely first edition copy of Roger Phillips and Martyn Rix's 'Botanical Garden' series, complete in two volumes. This comprehensive and highly detailed set lists and examines plants from...

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C.1870 Wood Common Moths England Illustated Nature Coloured Plates
C.1870 Wood Common Moths England Illustated Nature Coloured Plates

Price: £95.00

An uncommon copy of this 19th Century guide to the moths commonly found in England.Featuring several coloured plates and numnerous vignettes throughout, this book details the different varities of moths commonly found in Victorian...

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c1785 A New Complete and Universal Body or System of Natural History G H Millar
c1785 A New Complete and Universal Body or System of Natural History G H Millar

Price: £1,350.00

A natural history work by George Henry Millar. Undated, dated from Copac.Collated, complete with all plates stated to the binder's instructions to the rear. A comprehensive work, which is divided into several books covering;  Quadrupeds;...

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c1825 St Pierres Studies Of Nature Abridged From The Translation Of Henry Hunter
c1825 St Pierres Studies Of Nature Abridged From The Translation Of Henry Hunter

Price: £39.99

A collection of fourteen Studies of Nature by St. Pierre, with an engraving to frontispiece, a vignette half title and an engraving to title page. Abridged from the original translation of Henry Hunter (17411802), a Scottish...

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c1830 4vol in 1 Library of Useful Knowledge Natural Science
c1830 4vol in 1 Library of Useful Knowledge Natural Science

Price: £60.00

A collection of pamphlets from the 'Library of Useful Knowledge', including 'Animal Mechanics' and 'Chemistry'. Comprised of a series of pamphlets, this volume covers a wide range of scientific...

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c1840 2Vol Oliver Goldsmith A History of the Earth and Animated Nature Illus
c1840 2Vol Oliver Goldsmith A History of the Earth and Animated Nature Illus

Price: £150.00

A two volume set of this work by Oliver Goldsmith.With 34 plates, one folding map and one full page map.Oliver Goldsmith was a novelist, playwright and poet best known for his novel the Vicar of Wakefield and his pastoral poem The Deserted...

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c1840 History QUADRUPEDS F. SHOBERL Landseer Illus
c1840 History QUADRUPEDS F. SHOBERL Landseer Illus

Price: £180.00

A smart copy of this natural history of four legged animals, delightfully illustrated by Thomas Landseer. The second edition. Featuring numerous illustrations by Thomas Landseer (the brother of Edwin Landseer). Dated according...

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c1843 2Vol Oeuvres choisies de Buffon Selected Works Buffon French Fine Binding
c1843 2Vol Oeuvres choisies de Buffon Selected Works Buffon French Fine Binding

Price: £45.00

This is a scarce two volume set of the works of the Comte de Buffon.In the original French.Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon was a French naturalist, mathematician, cosmologist and encyclopedic author. His works were extremely...

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c1846 BOTANICAL Rambles Rev C A Johns Plants First ILLUSTRATED
c1846 BOTANICAL Rambles Rev C A Johns Plants First ILLUSTRATED

Price: £39.99

A nicely illustrated Victorian guide to botany. Featuring an illustrated frontispiece. Contains numerous illustrations in the text. With a bookbinder's stamp for S. Curtis to the front pastedown. Rev. C. A. Johns was formerly...

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c1851 2 vol NATURAL HISTORY Scriptures BICKNELL Illus
c1851 2 vol NATURAL HISTORY Scriptures BICKNELL Illus

Price: £395.00

A scarce and beautifully illustrated mid nineteenth century children's guide to natural history. With bookseller's labels for Watkins, Castle Square, Swansea, to the front pastedowns. Featuring over 300 coloured engravings. With...

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c1853 White Natural History Antiquities Of Selborne Illustrations And Letters
c1853 White Natural History Antiquities Of Selborne Illustrations And Letters

Price: £99.99

A scarce illustrated edition from 'Sir John Lubbock's Hundred Books' The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne with Observations on Various Parts of Nature and the Naturalist's Calendar, a book by pioneering English naturalist...

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c1864 The Fibre Plants of India Africa and Other Colonies James H. Dickson
c1864 The Fibre Plants of India Africa and Other Colonies James H. Dickson

Price: £99.99

A scarce copy of this detailed exploration into the fibre plants of India, Africa and other Colonies. "A Treatise on Rheea, Plantain, Pine Apple, Jute, African and China Grass, and New Zealand Flax, and on the Cultivation, Preparation,...

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c1870 Habits and Characteristics of Animals and Birds Thomas Brown Illustrated
c1870 Habits and Characteristics of Animals and Birds Thomas Brown Illustrated

Price: £20.00

An interesting companion guide on animals and birds. With eight full plate illustrations of various animals and birds throughout. Collated, complete.Captain Thomas Brown was a British naturalist and malacologist. This guide...

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c1870 The World of the Sea H Martyn Hart Illustrated Bickers Binding
c1870 The World of the Sea H Martyn Hart Illustrated Bickers Binding

Price: £130.00

A smart copy of this work on oceanography, translated from the French Le Monde de la Mer by Moquin Tandon. Illustrated throughout with coloured plates and engraved vignettes. In a Bickers binding (binder's ink stamp to verso of...

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c1873 Reptiles and Birds Louis Figuier Parker Gillmore Natural Science
c1873 Reptiles and Birds Louis Figuier Parker Gillmore Natural Science

Price: £24.00

A English translation of Louis Figuier's observations of 'Reptiles and Birds' This English translation of Louis Figuier's work is full of interesting observations into the very nature and particular...

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c1875 Half Hours in Woods and Wilds. Allman Binding Childrens Illustrated
c1875 Half Hours in Woods and Wilds. Allman Binding Childrens Illustrated

Price: £50.00

Illustrated, educational book describing the scientific

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c1875 Mounted Plates from Fortsetzun der Mikrogeologischen Studien Ehrenberg
c1875 Mounted Plates from Fortsetzun der Mikrogeologischen Studien Ehrenberg

Price: £750.00

A mounted collection of plates taken from a work by Gottfried Ehrenberg.With a letter explaining the origin of this volume. Consisting of 30 photographic plates believed to be photographs of the original plates in the work by Ehrenberg....

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c1880 2vol Cassell's Popular Natural History Illustrated
c1880 2vol Cassell's Popular Natural History Illustrated

Price: £125.00

A lavishly illustrated work on natural history. Illustrated throughout with many plates and hundreds of vignettes. With information on birds, mammals, reptiles, crustaceans, molluscs and many more. Complete in four volumes,...

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c1880 Skeavington's Modern Farriery John Sherer Illustrated Very Scarce
c1880 Skeavington's Modern Farriery John Sherer Illustrated Very Scarce

Price: £350.00

A very scarce edition of this fascinating study of modern veterinary practices, primarily focusing on the management of horses. This copy also contains information regarding the management...

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c1884 Earth's Riches or Underground Stores by E W Payne Vignettes
c1884 Earth's Riches or Underground Stores by E W Payne Vignettes

Price: £35.00

An illustrated edition of this work on mineralogy.Contains chapters on Salt and Salts; Metals; Coals and Combustibles; Clay and Slate; Flint and Sand; Gravel; Chalk, Coal, Magnesia and Asbestos; Lime, Marble, and Granite; Volcanic...

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c1890 Der Kleine Schmetterlings Sammler Amleitund Zu Sammelm Zu Todten.. Schram
c1890 Der Kleine Schmetterlings Sammler Amleitund Zu Sammelm Zu Todten.. Schram

Price: £50.00

An illustrated work on butterfly collecting.In the original German.This work discusses the collecting, arranging, storing and sending of butterfly. It also reflects on several interesting species of butterfly.Illustrated, with five...

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c1891 The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne Gilbert White Illustrated
c1891 The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne Gilbert White Illustrated

Price: £105.00

The Stereotyped edition of Selborne's Natural History of Selborne.Illustrated throughout with engravings by Thomas Bewick.The Standard Edition by E. T. Bennett. Thoroughly revised, with additional notes, by James Edmund Harting.

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c1900 2vol The Living Animals of the World Natural History Illustrated Colour
c1900 2vol The Living Animals of the World Natural History Illustrated Colour

Price: £99.99

A collaborative study of the natural world, published by Hutchinson and Co. Volume I covers mammals, and volume II covers birds, reptiles and amphibians, fishes, jointed animals, and molluscs. Illustrated throughout with hundreds...

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c1900 A Year With Nature W Percival Westell Illustrated Natural History
c1900 A Year With Nature W Percival Westell Illustrated  Natural History

Price: £49.99

A collection of recollections of British nature throughout the year. With many illustrations throughout from J. T. Newman, G. Watmough Webster and H. Stone. Including a publisher's catalogue to the rear.

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c1905 Chapters in Popular Natural History Lord Avebury Childrens Uncommon
c1905 Chapters in Popular Natural History Lord Avebury Childrens Uncommon

Price: £22.99

A charming little volume of natural history, condensed from the lectures of Lord Avebury. "Arranged as an advanced reading book for use in elementary and high schools." With lovely illustrations and decorative head and tail...

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c1909 Nests Eggs By Blaikie Described Henderson 48 Coloured Pictures Dustwrapper
c1909 Nests Eggs By Blaikie Described Henderson 48 Coloured Pictures Dustwrapper

Price: £29.99

A book on ornithology for children Nests and Eggs is by A. H. Blaikie, described by J. A. Henderson and illustrated with forty-eight coloured pictures. From The "Shown" Series edited by Louey Chisholm. In unclipped dustwrapper...

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c1912 Excavations At Phylakopi In Melos Reprint J L Caskey Photocopy
c1912 Excavations At Phylakopi In Melos Reprint J L Caskey Photocopy

Price: £30.00

A photocopy of this 1911 archaelogical study taken from The Annual of the British School at Athens, Volume 17.Taking place in the significant Bronze Age site of Phylakopi on the island of Melos, Greece -  a settlement noted for...

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c1915-1925 Collected articles from American Forestry Magazine Illus Folio Cases
c1915-1925 Collected articles from American Forestry Magazine Illus Folio Cases

Price: £120.00

A collection of articles printed in American Forestry Magazine.Over 200 articles taken from the magazine between 1915 and 1925.American Forestry was a magazine produced by the American Forestry Association. The company was  founded...

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c1920 2Vol Birds of Our Country Frank Finn and E. Kay Robinson Illustrated
c1920 2Vol Birds of Our Country Frank Finn and E. Kay Robinson Illustrated

Price: £59.99

A profusely illustrated and highly detailed set of natural history works detailing the various species of birds within England. Listing their; eggs, nests, life, haunts and identification. "Arranged in alphabetical order...

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c1925 4vols Tales by Ernest Thompson Seton Lobo Razorback Grizzly Billy Animals
c1925 4vols Tales by Ernest Thompson Seton Lobo Razorback Grizzly Billy Animals

Price: £100.00

A collection of stories from Ernest Thomas Seton's works Wild Animals I have Known and Wild Animal Ways.Four books in total, comprising ofBilly and Other Stories from Wild Animal Ways: Billy, Atalapha, The Wild Geese of Wyndygoul and...

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c1936 4Vol The Romance of Nature Wild Life British Isles Frances Pitt Illus
c1936 4Vol The Romance of Nature Wild Life British Isles Frances Pitt Illus

Price: £115.00

A four volume set of this work by Frances Pitt.Complete in four volumes. Dated from Copac.With illustrated title pages, colour frontispieces to each volume and twenty photographic plates.With two frontispieces taken from works by John...

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