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The Herons of the World. With Paintings by Robert Gillmor and Peter Hayman, and Drawings by Robert Gillmor.

By Hancock, James & Elliott, Hugh:

London: London Editions, 1978 First edition. HB. Olive green cloth lettered in gilt to spine, and colour pictorial wraparound dustjacket from painting by Robert Gillmor. 304pp, folio, in plain card slipcase. With full page colour plate of each of the 61 species of herons worldwide, painted by Robert Gillmor and Peter Hayman, shown attractively against natural habitat or vegetation, as well as line drawings by Gillmor in text. Some distribution maps at back. Each species has a detailed text; also introduction on the family. A near Fine copy, with some fade to colour of jacket spine, as oftenwith this title.


Essays on Natural History. Edited, with a Life of the Author, by Norman Moore B.A. With Portrait and Illustrations.

By Waterton, Charles (ed. Moore, Norman):

London: Frederick Warne , c.1871 First edition, preface dated Nov. 1870. HB. Original green cloth, with gilt titles to spine and to front cover in gilt and black bordered panels. Has been neatly rebacked using the original cloth panels, with new endpapers. iv, 631pp, octavo. With engraved frontispiece portrait of Waterton, plus 4 b&w engravings in plates. The first 136 pages are a life of Waterton, who died in 1865. The essays are on various mammals and birds seen on his travels (eg to South America) as well as topics such as Hints to Ornithologists, Cannibalism, and Method of Preserving Insects. A Very Good copy overall. Some light marks to covers, with rubbed corners; binding tight and contents mostly very clean, one page has smudge mark. Previous owner's name (presumably) has been cut from top margins of frontispiece plate and title page,


Grebes of the World. Text by Malcolm Ogilvie, Paintings by Chris Rose.

By Ogilvie, Malcolm & Rose, Chris (signed):

Uxbridge: Bruce Coleman, 2003 First edition, first impression. Signed by Chris Rose on half-title: To Raymond with best wishes. HB. Black cloth, gilt title to spine, and colour pictorial dustjacket reproducing 3 paintings by Chris Rose. 112pp, folio. Each species of grebe has a full page colour painting by Rose, done with his characteristic attention to detail and superb light, water and habitat effects. There is also a double page painting of winter plumages, as well as some line drawings. Each species has a distribution map. Includes detailed conservation status notes. Introduction on evolution, biology and conservation. A Fine copy of a lovely book.


The History of British Mammals. Illustrated by Priscilla Barrett and the Author.

By Yalden, Derek:

London: T & A.D. Poyser, 1999 First edition. HB. Cloth, and colour pictorial dustjacket from painting by Priscilla Barrett showing mammoths. 305pp. With line drawings by Barrett and the author in text, plus maps and diagrams. The history of the British mammal fauna over the past 15,000 years, including the now extinct large mammals, as well as introduced species;also considers arguments for restoring extinct species. A Fine clean copy; the cloth front cover has some impression marks, which show lightly on jacket.


Yorkshire Dales. New Naturalist

By Lee, John:

London: William Collins, 2015 First paperback edition, published at same time as the hb: laminated pictorial card wrappers designed by Robert Gillmor (from his watercolour). New Naturalist series. 366pp. With 213 illustrations in text, many of them colour photos. The Yorkshire Dales National Park. A Fine copy.


The Norwich Canary. A Guide to Keeping, Breeding and Showing.

By Bracegirdle, Joe:

London: Blandford Press, 1988 First edition. HB. Cloth and photo-illustrated dustjacket. 144pp. With 7 colour photo plates, b&w photo plates, and many b&w photos and line drawings in text. The author had gained over 50 years experience of breding and showing canaries. A Fine copy.


The EBCC Atlas of European Breeding Birds: Their Distribution and Abundance.

By Hagemeijer, Ward J.M. & Blair, Michael J. et al (eds.):

London: T & A.D. Poyser, 1997 First edition. HB. Blue cloth, lettered in gilt to spine with gilt bird motif, and pictorial dustjacket illustrated by Dave Nurney. 903pp. Published for the European Bird Census Council. Based on fieldwork by 10,000 observers, the atlas shows the presence or absence of 495 species in 50 x 50 km squares. Includes remote regions such as Svalbard and the Azores. Each species has a detailed text, coloured distribution map, population graphs and a nice vignette line drawing of the bird by a variety of artists. A further 62 species of very localised occurence are included. A substantial volume. Mostly clean and bright with no ownership inscriptions, but there is rippling to lower margins of pages and to lower margins of jacket; these show as slight yellowing and have caused some light adherence of lower corners; also small marks to same area of covers. The introductory text is translated into various languages. The results of bird ringing in Britain and Ireland sicne 1909. Clearly set out with good coloured maps for each species, and a line drawing for each by various artists. The species accounts are written by 190 different ornithologists. Detailed introductory chapters on migration, ringing etc. , plus extensive bibliography and appendices. Very Good in Very Good jacket. Pictures available.


Gorillas in the Mist.

By Fossey, Dian:

London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1983 First UK edition. HB. Cloth and colour photo-illustrated dustjacket. 326pp. With 16 pages of colour photos in plates, 64 pages of b&w photos, plus line drawings by Jay H. Matternes. Dian Fossey's famous work with mountain gorillas in the Virunga mountains of central Africa. A Fine copy.


Out of the Woods. The Armchair Guide to Trees. With Illustrations by Mungo McCosh.

By Cohu, Will:

London: Short Books, 2007 First edition, first impression. HB. Cloth, and wrap-around pictorial dustjacket. 270pp. With 17 colourful plates from linocuts by Mungo McCosh, plus some in text ilustrations and vignettes. An unusual look at Britain's trees and how to recognise them: a 'revelatory ramble through country and city', informally written. Has lots of information on tree species and their history but is nothing like a conventional nature guide. Near fine copy: just previous owner's details on front free endpaper, and very slight colour fade to spine of jacket.


The Wood. The Life and Times of Cockshutt Wood.

By Lewis-Stempel, John:

London: Doubleday, 2018 First edition, first impression. HB. Cloth, and pictorial dustjacket designed by Beci Kelly. . 294pp. Pictorial endpapers and nice vignette b&w illustrations at start of each chapter. Text in form of a diary of observations, and the history, of Cockshutt Wood in Herefordshire over a year in which the author managed it in traditional ways such as coppicing. Fine book in Very Good jacket, which has a few small marks.


Merchants of Doubt. How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming.

By Oreskes, Naomi & Conway, Erik M.:

New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2010 First US edition, first impression. HB. Black paper-covered boards and colour photo-illustrated dustjacket. 355pp. Argues that influential scientists with links to business have affected public understanding of important environmental and health problemsFine in a Fine dustjacket.


Islander. A Journey Around Our Archipelago.

By Barkham, Patrick (signed):

London: Granta Publications, 2017 First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on title page (just signature). HB. Cloth, and pictorial dustjacket. 351pp. With 8 pages of mainly colour photos in plates, line drawings in text, and a map. The author visits a range of Britain's islands, large and very small, from the Isle of Man to Rathlin and Eigg, Alderney, and Ray Island in Essex. Human and natural history. Fine copy, with small price-clipping to jacket.


Adventurers Fen. Written and Illustrated by Eric Ennion.

By Ennion, Eric:

London: Methuen & Co, 1942 First edition. HB. Green cloth with brown titles to spine and brown printed vignette of bittern to front cover, and dustjacket lettered in brown on buff paper and also with image of bittern in flight. 67pp. With 64 b&w illustrations in text from pen and ink and line wash drawings by Ennion, plus sketch maps to endpapers. Foreword by Brian Vesey-Fitzgerald. The relatively uncommon first edition of Ennion's first book, about an area of unspoiled fen in Cambridgeshire where he grew up. Fine book in a Very Good jacket, which has tanning as usual to margins and spine, small loss to upper spine including A of title, and a couple of spot marks.


Your Sheep Dog and its Training.

By Longton, Tim & Hart, Edward:

Battle, Sussex: Alan Exley, 1969 First edition. HB. Pink-red cloth, lettered in gilt to front cover, no dustjacket, probably as issued. 76pp. With 10 b&w photos in plates and 3 drawings. Training of the border collie to work with sheep. Very Good copy: would be fine but for marks to a few prelim page top margins left by a paper clip.


The Borders and Beyond. Arctic...Cheviot...Tropic. With Nineteen Coloured Plates by W.H. Riddell..

By Chapman, Abel:

London: Gurney and Jackson, 1924 First edition. This copy belonged to the warden of Cley Marshes, Billy Bishop. HB. Re-bound in green cloth with original cloth spine strip with gilt titles laid on to spine. xxi, 489pp, plus publisher's adverts. With 19 very good colour plates from paintings by W.H. Riddell, with titled guard leaves, and 170 b&w illustrations by the author in text, plus some b&w photos in plates, and maps and diagrams. Birds and wildlife (including salmon and otters) in remote regions of Britain and the Arctic (eg migration of waders): a variety of subjects is covered including red and black grouse, ravens in the borders, long-distant migration of birds, wildfowl, the sense of smell in birds, and the book ends with a chapter on the protection of wild birds. This copy has a nice Norfolk birdwatching provenance: a label inside the front cover states: Billy Bishop from A.H. Daukes, August 1953. A Very Good copy. Browning to page fore-edges.


The Breeding Birds of Cyprus. With Checklist of the Birds of Cyprus.

By Kourtellarides, Louis:

Nicosia: Cyprus Ornithological Society & Bank of Cyprus Group , 1998 First English edition. HB. Laminated colour photo-illustrated boards. 314pp, large quarto. With very good colour photos by the author throughout in text. Young birds and nests are included. Migration map and phoos of habitats in introduction. Detailed species accounts. Pictorial endpapers. Includes a chapter at the end on birds in ancient and medieval art in Cyprus, with colour photos as well. A Fine copy, with a few very small marks to laminate from handling.


The Leaping Hare.

By Evans, George Ewart & Thomson, David:

London, Faber and Faber , 1972 First edition. HB. Cloth and pictorial dustjacket. 262pp. With 24 b&w photos in plates and a few figures in text . The hare and the oddities of its behaviour, with stories and myths associated with it.Very Good in Very Good price-clipped jacket, now in clear sleeve. Clean covers and pages, previous owners name to front pastedown . Jacket has some light rubbing to rear edges.


The Complete Lurcher. A Manual.

By Plummer, D. Brian:

Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1979 First Edition Hardcover. and pictorial dustjacket. 182pp. With b&w photos in text and line drawings by Martin Knowelden. Fine in Very Good jacket, now in clear sleeve. Very light edge ware to jacket.


Merle. The Start of a Dynasty.

By Plummer, D. Brian:

Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1982 First edition. HB. Cloth and photo-illustrated dustjacket. 139pp. With 40 b&w photos in plates and text and to endpapers by David Hancock. The training of the author's lurcher greyhound-collie cross and his life with it hunting foxes and other wildlife. Very Good in Good+ jacket, which has some marks to back flap and is price-clipped.


A Way of Life

By Jones, H. Glyn and Collins, Barbara C:

Ipswich: Farming Press 1987 First Edition, Hardcover with dustjacket. Sheepdog Training, Handling and Trialling. 178pp with illustrations and diagrams throughout. A Fine copy in a Fine dustjacket. Recommended by 'Cassie' our Border Collie!


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