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1 BEER, Trevor MERLIN: THE STORY OF A WESTCOUNTRY LEOPARD - A TRUE TALE OF OUR TIMES
Wellington Ryelands 2008 1906551014 / 9781906551018 Hard Cover Fine The Author 
Octavo, 120pp., line illustrations. A fine copy in like, unclipped dustwrapper. 
Price: 10.00 EUR
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LIFE OF FRANK BUCKLAND, BOMPAS, George C
2 BOMPAS, George C LIFE OF FRANK BUCKLAND
London Smith, Elder & Co. 1886 A New Edition. Hard Cover 
Octavo, full dark blue polished calf, gilt in compartments with slightly raised bands, dark red title label, boards with two-line rules, marbled endpapers and edges, engraved portrait fronts., (tissue guard present) ix + 433pp. Endpapers split over hinges, both boards holding; binding lightly rubbed, label a little patchy, some foxing, chiefly confined to prelims., fronts., title. A reasonably good copy. 
Price: 35.00 EUR
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3 CAMPBELL, Bernard (ed.) SEXUAL SELECTION AND THE DESCENT OF MAN 1871-1971
Chicago Aldine Publishing Company 1972 0202020053 / 9780202020051 First Edition Hard Cover Good 
Large octavo, x + 378pp., tables, figures. Dustwrapper faded a little at spine, title remainign clear, minor pen mark at front panel, light rubbing. No remarkable wear, book very good, clean and sound. 
Price: 16.50 EUR
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4 CLUTTERBUCK, Martin R. THE LEGEND OF SIAMESE CATS
White Lotus Press 1998 9748434516 / 9789748434513 1st Edition Soft cover Good 
Tall quarto, white pictorial wraps, ix + 104pp., profusely illustrated in mono. and colour. Wraps tanned at margins, small stamp at fly-leaf corner, minimal wear. A good, sound copy. 
Price: 45.00 EUR
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5 COLLENETTE, C.L. A HISTORY OF RICHMOND PARK
Wakefield: S.R. Publishers Limited 1971 Hardcover Dustwrapper 
Large octavo, xii + 164pp., 5 full-page illustrations, folding map. Stamp of 'Environmental Studies' and initial at fly-leaf, otherwise a very good, clean copy in dustwrapper and clear protective wrap. 
Price: 20.00 EUR
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BRITISH DOGS: THEIR POINTS, AND SHOW PREPARATION WITH ILLUSTRATIONS OF TYPICAL DOGS, DRURY, W.D.
6 DRURY, W.D. BRITISH DOGS: THEIR POINTS, AND SHOW PREPARATION WITH ILLUSTRATIONS OF TYPICAL DOGS
London L. Upcott Gill 1903 Third Edition Hard Cover 
Thick octavo, dark maroon cloth, gilt, viii + 662pp., adverts., mono. photo. and line illustrations. A little shaken, with endpapers splitting over hinges, volume remaining reasonably square, and detachments far from imminent; cloth darkened, mildly rubbed, some chipping at head and tail, loss minimal; foxing at prelims. and adverts. (heaviest at fly-leaf), rest of contents clean. A reasonably good copy. 
Price: 45.00 EUR
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7 FITZSIMONS, F.W. THE MONKEYFOLK OF SOUTH AFRICA
London Longmans, Green and Co. 1924 Second Edition Hard Cover 
Octavo, dark green cloth, gilt title at spine, xiv + 172pp.,mono. illustrations. Lacking fly-leaf, front hinge split, but a long way from detaching; a few weakened joints, edges tanned. Still, reasonably good, contents clean, and a perfectly usable copy. Binding mildly rubbed, quite presentable. 
Price: 15.00 EUR
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8 GILMOUR, J.S.L. (ed.) THOMAS JOHNSON: BOTANICAL JOURNEYS IN KENT & HAMPSTEAD: A FACSIMILE REPRINT WITH INTRODUCTION AND TRANSLATION OF HIS ITER PLANTARUM 1629 DESCRIPTO ITINERIS PLANTARUM 1632
The Hunt Botanical Library 1972 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Fair 
Quarto, ix + 167pp., mono. illustrations, maps (including folding). Dustwrapper faded at spine, with minor soiling, and light wear; book very good with light edge foxing only. A sound copy. 
Price: 22.50 EUR
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9 HAECKEL, Ernst THE LAST LINK: OUR PRESENT KNOWLEDGE OF THE DESCENT OF MAN
London Adam and Charles Black 1898 Hard Cover 
(Notes, biographical sketches by Hans Gadow) Small octavo, dark green cloth, gilt title at spine and front board, 156pp., adverts., line illustrations. Slight spine lean, some foxing, chiefly at bottom edge, and a little at prelims. and final leaves; one joint strained, but nowhere near detaching. A good copy, cloth clean, gilt bright. 
Price: 15.00 EUR
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10 HAECKEL, Ernst (intr. essay Olaf Breidbach) ART FORMS FROM THE OCEAN: THE RADIOLARIAN ATLAS OF 1862
Munich Prestel Verlag 2005 3791333275 / 9783791333274 Soft Cover 
Small folio, publisher's pictorial wraps, 23pp. followed by 35 full-page plates. Minimal wear, scarcely used, near-fine. 
Price: 18.00 EUR
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11 HAINES, Francis (foreword David Dary) THE BUFFALO: THE STORY OF AMERICAN BISON AND THEIR HUNTERS FROM PREHISTORIC TIMES TO THE PRESENT
Norman University of Oklahoma Press 1995 0806127813 / 9780806127811 Soft Cover 
Octavo, publisher's white pictorial wraps, ix + 244pp., mono. illustrations. A fine copy. 
Price: 10.00 EUR
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12 HARTING, James Edmund BRITISH ANIMALS EXTINCT WITHIN HISTORIC TIMES WITH SOME ACCOUNT OF BRITISH WILD WHITE CATTLE
London Trübner and Co. 1880 Hard Cover Wolf, Whymper, Sherwin et al 
Octavo, decorated olive cloth, vii + 258pp. untrimmed, engraved illustrations. Spine faded to tan and worn at head and tail (loss minimal), boards a little mottled/discolored, nothing very serious; scattered foxing, quite heavy, and heavier at edges. A fair copy only, reasonably sound, certainly usable. 
Price: 35.00 EUR
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13 HAZLETT, Richard W., and HYNDMAN, Donald W. ROADSIDE GEOLOGY OF HAWAI'I
Missoula Mountain Press Publishing Company 2002 0878423443 / 9780878423446 Third Printing. Soft Cover 
Octavo, publisher's pictorial wraps, x + 304pp., mono. illustrations, maps. Minimal wear. A scarcely used copy, near-fine. 
Price: 12.00 EUR
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THE CREATOR'S WONDERS IN LIVING NATURE; OR MARVELS OF LIFE IN THE VEGETABLE AND ANIMAL KINGDOMS [second volume, though not stated], HERMAN, KLEIN AND THOMÉ (trans. J. Minshull)
14 HERMAN, KLEIN AND THOMÉ (trans. J. Minshull) THE CREATOR'S WONDERS IN LIVING NATURE; OR MARVELS OF LIFE IN THE VEGETABLE AND ANIMAL KINGDOMS [second volume, though not stated]
London Ward, Lock, and Co Hard Cover 
Large octavo, full light tan calf by Relfe, gilt, with gilt armorial at front board (Ashton Grammar School, Dunstable), marbled endpapers and edges, xiv + pp.378-822, engraved illustrations. Binding rubbed, boards very slightly bowed, endpapers splitting over hinges (no detachments imminent), heavy foxing at endpapers, prelims., text and illustrations scarcely affected. Volume sound, and with prize inscription (1889) preceding half-title. 
Price: 45.00 EUR
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15 HUDSON, W.H. (ed. Dennis Shrubsall), Illustrated by Marcus Beavan BIRDS OF A FEATHER: UNPUBLISHED LETTERS OF W.H. HUDSON
Bradford-on-Avon: Moonraker Press 1981 First Edition Hardcover Dustwrapper 
Octavo, 108pp., full-page wood engravings. A near-fine copy in like dustwrapper. 
Price: 12.00 EUR
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16 KING, Carolyn IMMIGRANT KILLERS: INTRODUCED PREDATORS AND THE CONSERVATION OF BIRDS IN NEW ZEALAND
Auckland Oxford University Press 1984 0195581210 / 9780195581218 Soft Cover 
Small quarto, 223pp., mono. and colour photos., line illustrations. Slight spine lean, one leaf with a few small stains, otherwise no significant defects. A good, sound, perfectly usable copy. 
Price: 18.00 EUR
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DOG STORIES AND DOG LORE: EXPERIENCES OF TWO BOYS IN REARING AND TRAINING DOGS; WITH MANY ANECDOTES OF CANINE INTELLIGENCE, KNOX, Thomas W.
17 KNOX, Thomas W. DOG STORIES AND DOG LORE: EXPERIENCES OF TWO BOYS IN REARING AND TRAINING DOGS; WITH MANY ANECDOTES OF CANINE INTELLIGENCE
New York Cassell & Company, Limited Hard Cover 
Not dated, copyright 1887 by O.M. Dunham) Quarto, pictorial cloth, gilt, floral endpapers, vignette title page, vi + 234pp. + 8pp. adverts., engraved illustrations, including full-page. Cloth mottled, with light soiling; some creasing at spine, very mild wear at tips, endpapers split over hinges, detachment not threatening. Edges tanned, a little scattered foxing, not serious, a little smudging. Neat gift inscription facing half-title, "To Jack, from Cousin Edie. 1907." A reasonably good copy. 
Price: 60.00 EUR
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18 LANKESTER, Edwin (ed.) THE CORRESPONDENCE OF JOHN RAY: CONSISTING OF SELECTIONS FROM THE PHILOSOPHICAL LETTERS PUBLISHED BY DR. DERHAM AND ORIGINAL LETTERS OF JOHN RAY
London For the Ray Society 1848 Hard Cover 
Octavo, publisher's original blind-stamped cloth, gilt, xvi + 501pp., top edge gilt, remainder untrimmed. Binder's ticket (Westley's and Clark, London) at rear paste-down endpaper. Cloth worn, with some loss at spine and spine edges, soiling and fading at same; foxing at prelims. (not particularly heavy), text clean. Not pretty, but sound, and perfectly usable. 
Price: 25.00 EUR
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19 LOVEL, T.W.I. (ed.) PROCEEDINGS OF THE SECOND INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON GROUSE AT DALHOUSIE CASTLE, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND. MARCH 16th - 20th, 1981
Exning World Pheasant Association 1982 0906864038 / 9780906864036 Soft Cover 
Small quarto, grey pictorial wraps, 254pp., figures, line and mono. illustrations. A very good, clean and sound copy. 
Price: 22.50 EUR
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20 MADAME MICHELET NATURE; OR, THE POETRY OF EARTH AND SEA
London T. Nelson and Sons 1884 Hard Cover Giacomelli 
Large octavo, gilt-decorated brown cloth, xxxi + 481pp., all edges gilt, profusely illustrated with engravings. Some light wear at heads and tails of spine, corners bumped, light rubbing at cloth; minor staining at front endpapers, front hinge slightly weakened; small stain preceding main text, slightly affecting surrounding areas, not terribly significant. Minor foxing, a reasonably good copy. Early gift inscription from a Mr. and Mrs. Thompson to a Herbert Pain. 
Price: 30.00 EUR
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