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A Handbook of Sand
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A Handbook of Sand

By Osborn, Gordon

Olney, Bucks.: A.G.H. Osborn, 1984 Landscape-format, 210mm x 192mm tall (8.25" x 7.5" approx.). 74pp with some text-figs. plus a double-folding extending plate leaf with colour & b/w photographs. Fine, in the original thin card covers.. First Edition. Thin Card. Fine/N/A. Illus. by Martin, R.A..

$14.13

The Ancient White Cattle of Britain and Their Descendants
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The Ancient White Cattle of Britain and Their Descendants

By Whitehead, G. Kenneth

London: Faber and Faber Limited, 1953 Hardback, 180mm x 245mm tall (7" x 9.75" approx.). 174pp plus 46 plates containing a total of 91 b/w photographs. Ex-library copy with neat stamp impressions to the front endpapers and verso of title-leaf. Otherwise very good, in later light-brown cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title.. First Edition. Cloth. Good/Later Glassine d/w. Sm 4to..

$105.98

A History of the North Wales Slate Industry
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A History of the North Wales Slate Industry

By Lindsay, Jean

Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1974 Hardback, 145mm x 223mm tall (5.75" x 8.75" approx.). 376pp, with 31 b/w photo illustrations and a map. Fine, in the original black boards/gilt spine title and with the fine, unclipped, illustrated dust-wrapper.. First & Only Edition. Cloth. Fine/Fine. 8vo.

$49.46

The Historie of Serpents. Or, the Second Books of Living Creaturest
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The Historie of Serpents. Or, the Second Books of Living Creaturest

By Topsell, Edward

Amsterdam & New York: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum Ltd & Da Cap, 1973 Hardback, 210mm x 305mm tall (8.5" x 12" approx.). (x) +315 + (vi) with decorated capitals throughout and illustrations. Published as Number 562 in The English Experience series. Withdrawn and sold from the holding of Keele University, with two small label-removal marks (including a small patch over spine accession number) and a discreet blind-stamp impression to the lower blank margin of the title-leaf. Very good, in the original red cloth-covered boards/gilt-on-black titles & gilt logo to front board. At around one-and-a-half kilos, this volume may necessitate some additional postage.. First Edition Thus. Cloth. Very Good/Later Glassine d/w. Sm Folio.

$176.64

The Historie of the Foure-Footed Beastes [ History of the Four-Footed Beasts ]
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The Historie of the Foure-Footed Beastes [ History of the Four-Footed Beasts ]

By Topsell, Edward

Amsterdam & New York: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum Ltd & Da Cap, 1973 Hardback, 210mm x 305mm tall (8.5" x 12" approx.). (xlii) +758 + (xii) with decorated capitals and illustrations throughout. Published as Number 561 in The English Experience series. Withdrawn and sold from the holding of Keele University, with two small label-removal marks (including a small patch over spine accession number) and a discreet blind-stamp impression to the lower blank margin of the half-title. Very good, in the original red cloth-covered boards/gilt-on-black titles & gilt logo to front board. At getting on for three kilos, this volume may necessitate some additional postage.. First Edition Thus. Cloth. Very Good/Later Glassine d/w. Sm Folio.

$416.86

The Greatest Show on Earth. The Evidence for Evolution
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The Greatest Show on Earth. The Evidence for Evolution

By Dawkins, Richard

London: Bantam Press, 2009 Hardback, 160mm x 240mm tall (6.25" x 9.5" approx.). Pp ix, 470, with text figures and illustrations throughout, plus 32pp plates with a total of around 100 colour photographs. Fine, in the original black cloth-covered boards/silver spine title, and with the fine and unclipped, colour-illustrated dust-wrapper. First Edition, First Impression. Cloth. Fine/Fine. Lge 8vo..

$14.13

Golf Courses Design, Construction and Upkeep
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Golf Courses Design, Construction and Upkeep

By Sutton, Martin A.F., F.L.S., F.R.S.A. [Editor], with Bernard Darwin, [Introduction]; P. Mackenzie Ross; T. Simpson; Robert Trent Jones; C.H. Alison & C.K. Cotton

Reading: Sutton and Sons Ltd., 1950 Hardback, 190mm x 263mm tall. (7.25" x 10" tall approx.). Pp xv, 192, with a short Bibliography, an Appendix of "Tables and Other Useful Information,", occasional text figs. and an Index, plus a tissue-guarded frontispiece and 68 further plates with profuse b/w photographs and plans, plus 8pp of adverts, mainly b/w photo-illustrated. Rubs to the edges and corners, otherwise good in the original light-green cloth-covered boards/gilt titles.. Second Edition. Cloth. Good. Sm 4to..

$176.64

The Making of the Fittest. DNA and the Ultimate Forensic Record of Evolution
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The Making of the Fittest. DNA and the Ultimate Forensic Record of Evolution

By Carroll, Sean B.

London: Quercus, 2008 First Edition, First Issue hardback, 116mm x 240mm tall (6.25" x 9.5" approx.). 301pp, with illustrations in b/w & line, plus 8pp plates containing a total of 34 colour photos. Fine, in the original boards/silver spine title, and with the very slightly chipped but otherwise very good, unclipped, colour-illustrated dust-wrapper.. First Edition. Cloth. Fine/Very Good. Lge 8vo..

$25.44

A Monograph of the British Annelids COMPLETE with A Monograph of British Marine Annelids, All 4 volumes bound as 9
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A Monograph of the British Annelids COMPLETE with A Monograph of British Marine Annelids, All 4 volumes bound as 9

By Mcintosh, William Carmichael

London: The Ray Society, 1873 Nine volumes, hardbacks, published 1873-1923, each measuring 280mm x 375mm tall (11" x 14.75" approx.). All volumes complete, with a total of 138 plates, many in colour. Some ink staining to the lower, mainly blank, margins of five or six plates and associated leaves in Part 2, otherwise almost fine, in bindings of quarter black cloth/grey boards/gilt spine titles & black-printed paper title labels to front boards. Withdrawn and sold from the holdings of Keele University, with minimal lib markings. An extremely heavy set, so prior enquiry as to the cheapest delivery or collection options is recommended.. First Editions. Quarter Cloth & Boards. Very Good. Folio.

$1095.15

The Origin of the Domestic Animals of Africa [ 2 Volume Set ]
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The Origin of the Domestic Animals of Africa [ 2 Volume Set ]

By Epstein, H, Revised in collaboration with I.L. Mason

New York - London - Munich: Africana Publishing Corporation, 1971 Two hardbacked volumes, each 170mm x 245mm tall (6.75" x 9.75" approx..). Pp xi, 373 & xi, 719 with a grand total of 1,297 illustrations in b/w photo & line. Light production creasing of the free blank margins of pages 43-66 incl. of volume two, otherwise very good, in the original grey cloth-covered boards/black spine title & Longhorn (?)-over-Africa outline logo to the front boards and with the unclipped and almost fine illustrated dustwrappers. As these volumes weigh almost 3 kilos, addiitional postage might be required.. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Almost Fine. Large 8vo..

$211.97

Mechanical philosophy, horology, and astronomy : being an exposition of the properties of matter and of their mode of action, the construction of instruments for the measurement of time, and a description of the heavenly Bodies
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Mechanical philosophy, horology, and astronomy : being an exposition of the properties of matter and of their mode of action, the construction of instruments for the measurement of time, and a description of the heavenly Bodies

By Carpenter, W.B., M.D., F.R.S.

London: W. S. Orr & Co., 1844 Hardback, 120mm x 195mm tall (4.75" x 8.75" approx.). Pp vii, 575, with 175 text figs. Some finger-marking to blank margins, otherwise very good, in a later binding of tan cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title & rulings. [Only one copy of this edition recorded in COPAC]. Cloth. Good/Later Glassine d/w. Sm 8vo..

$39.57

Bee-Keeping in Ireland. A History [ Beekeeping ]
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Bee-Keeping in Ireland. A History [ Beekeeping ]

By Watson, James K.

Dublin: Glendale, 1981 Hardback, 145mm x 225mm tall (5.75" x 9" approx.). Pp xii, 293, with a text fig. and 50 b/w photo illustrations, plus 23pp of advertisements, some illustrated. Almost fine, in the original light-brown boards/gilt spine title, and with the slightly edge-rubbed, but otherwise very good and unclipped, colour photo-illustrated dust-wrapper.. First (& 0nly?) Edition. Cloth. Almost Fine/Good. 8vo..

$63.59

The Deepening Pool. The chronicle of a compulsive angler.
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The Deepening Pool. The chronicle of a compulsive angler.

By Yates, Chris

London: Collins Willow, an Imprint of HarperCollins, 1990 Hardback, 190mm x 245mm tall (7.5" x 10" approx.). B/w photo endpapers & 192pp, illustrated throughout in colour, b/w & line. The otherwise very good, unclipped, colour photo-illustrated dust-wrapper has avery small rub at the spine head, whilst the volume itself is fine, in the original black cloth-covered boards/gilt title,. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Unclipped. 4to.

$39.57

The Golden Eagle, with Chapters on the Sea Eagle SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR
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The Golden Eagle, with Chapters on the Sea Eagle SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR

By Whitaker, Jim

Leeds: Peregrine Books (Leeds), 2001 Hardback, 153mm x 220mm tall (6" x 8.75" approx.). Pp x, 258 with b/w photos and figures in the text, plus 63pp of plates with 111 photographs in colour and 9 in b/w. Fine, in the original dark-green cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title, and with, fine and unclipped, colour-illustrated dust-wrapper. Signed by the Author on the title-page.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Cloth. Fine/Fine.

$91.85

Eels [ How to Catch Them series ]
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Eels [ How to Catch Them series ]

By Perrett, Raymond

London: Herbert Jenkins, 1961 Hardback, 95mm x 165mm tall (3.75" x 6.5" approx.). 96pp with 12 text figs.Spotting to closed-page edges but otherwise fine in the original ,light-blue boards/black spine-title. The colour-illustrated dust-wrapper is price-clipped and a little dusty on the back panel, but otherwise very good.. Second Impression. Boards. Almost Fine/Very Good.

$28.26

Cod [ How to Catch Them series ]
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Cod [ How to Catch Them series ]

By Hall, Winston

London: Herbert Jenkins, 1969 Hardback, 95mm x 165mm tall (3.75" x 6.5" approx.). 96pp with 10 text figs.A slight suggestion of sunning to the extreme top edge of the spine but otherwise fine in the original light-blue boards/black spine-title. The colour-illustrated dust-wrapper has a couple of rubs to the bottom edge but otherwise is very good and unclipped. First Edition. Boards. Almost Fine/Very Good.

$98.92

Catch More Eels
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Catch More Eels

By Crawford, Brian

London: Wolfe Publishing Limited, 1975 Landscape-format, 168mm x 107mm tall (6.75" x 4.25" approx.). 64pp, with 10 full-page b/w photographs and 16 line-drawings in the text. Light creasing to front cover, otherwise good, in the original colour-illustrated thin card covers. Postage will be reduced for this item.. First Edition. Thin Card. Good/N/A. Illus. by Linsell, Keith & Little, Eric [ cover illustration and line-drawings rfespectively ].

$21.20

Gorilla. Tracking and Capturing the Ape-Man of Africa
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Gorilla. Tracking and Capturing the Ape-Man of Africa

By Burbridge, Ben

London: George G. Harrap & Co Ltd, 1928 Hardback, 150mm x 225mm tall (6" x 9" approx.). 285pp + b/w photo frontispiece plate; 31 further single-sided plate leaves, giving, with the frontispiece, a total of 48 b/w photographs, and [as front endpapers], a double-page, blue-printed map. Very good, in the original black cloth-covered boards, with titles, top-edges and frame to front board all in red.. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Later Glassine d/w. Lge 8vo..

$63.59

Handweaving Notes for Teachers
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Handweaving Notes for Teachers

By Mairet, Ethel, R.D.I.

London: Faber and Faber, 1949 Hardback, 150mm x 223mm tall (5.75" x 9.75" approx.). 63pp. TOGETHER WITH, loosely inserted, an 8-page pamphlet with illustrated cover "Instructions for the Dryad Braid Loom". The pamphlet's staples have rusted out, and in doing so have rust-marked the gutter of the book's front endpapers. Previous owner's neat signature to the front free endpaper (and upper blank margin of the pamphlet), otherwise almost fine, in the original cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title, and with the price-clipped but otherwise very good, red & black-printed dust-wrapper. {Chapter Six deals with the subject the Author is perhaps more well-known for, colour and vegetable dyes.]. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo..

$49.46

The Mammals of India; A Natural History of All the Animals Known to Inhabit Continental India [the scarce First Edition]
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The Mammals of India; A Natural History of All the Animals Known to Inhabit Continental India [the scarce First Edition]

By Jerdon, T.C., Surgeon Major, Madras Army, Author of The Birds of India, Etc.

Roorkee: Printed for the Author by the Thomason College Press, 1867 Hardback, 150mm x 245mm tall (6" x 9.75" approx.). Pp xxi, 319 + xv (Appendix & Index). Withdrawn and sold from the holdings of Keele University, with stamping to the verso of the front free endpaper and across the title-page. Original cloth-covered boards somewhat faded, and rubbed to the head & tail of spine, otherwise good. Small handwritten book-label of a contemporary owner, "F. Grant - Nov 1928", to front pastedown. Gilt spine title.. First Edition. Cloth. Good/Later Glassine d/w. 8vo..

$91.85

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