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Gosse (Philip Henry) A MANUAL OF MARINE ZOOLOGY FOR THE BRITISH ISLES.
First Editions. London: John Van Voorst. 1855-56. Two volumes, textual illusts, xi + 203 + 4 pages of publishers adverts, and iv + 239 + 4 pages of publishers adverts, 12mo, original cloth, small snag to top outer hinge of one volume, ex- lib. with label to front pastedown and stamp to verso of titles, number to base of spines. ---- Regular CATALOGUES issued, please e-mail for a FREE copy, they include - ( History - Topography - Genealogy - Natural History - Biography - Mining - Dialect - Language - etc. ) ---- (Book ref. UK16-2165) £30.00
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Arthur De Carle Sowerby A Naturalist's Note-book in China
Shanghai, China: North-China Daily News & Herald, 1925. Illustrated by Arthur De Carle Sowerby. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Publisher's original cream cloth which is soiled and worn with some bubbling in places. Corners and spine bumped. Contents are without inscriptions with occassional spotting to margins and browning around binding strings. Endpapers are heavily spotted. 270 pp with b/w plates and text ills by the author. A fair reading copy. Further digital images available on request from Bath and West Books. (Book ref. 001991) £110.00
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Lewontin, R.C. Biology as Ideology: The Doctrine of DNA
Paperback HarperPerennial 1993 112 9780060975197 All items in stock -posted First Class on day of order (if received before 4.00pm) - expect next day delivery in UK, or within 3-6 working days for all non-UK destinations Nice clean bright tight boo Very Good (Book ref. 545912) £5.00
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PHILBRICK,NATHANIEL: In the HEART of the SEA:The Epic True Story That Inspired Moby Dick.
HARPER COLLINS.. UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.. Hardback.. FINE./FINE.. 8vo. 0002570572. UK, 8vo HB+dw/dj, 1st edn.FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn, no price-clip to dw/dj.Colour pictorial illustrated wrap-around artwork by Chris Moore dw/dj, with negligible shelf-wear to edges, minimal creasing to same, no bumped corners and no nicks or tears present - almost as new.Top+fore-edges clean, contents bright, tight and clean.Bright, clean publisher's original green cloth bds - a slight indentation/score to upper bd (not present on dw/dj) - with bright, stamped gilt letters to spine/ backstrip and clean, orange eps.8vo, x-xvi+2-302pp (paginated) includes half-title+title pages, b/w line illustrated frntis recto of half-title, contents, preface, crew list and plan of ship, 14 chapters+ epilogue, notes, select biblio, 2 b/w maps (double-page to pp46/7 and single page to pp179), 16pp b/w contemporary illus - 8pp each between pp110/111 and pp174/175 respectively. The sinking of the whaleship ESSEX by an enraged spermwhale far out in the Pacific in November 1820 set in train one of the most dramatic sea stories of all time.Now, following the discovery of a hitherto unknown account by one of the survivors, the last voyage of the ESSEX can be described in all its fateful horror.The ESSEX was a whaleship from Nantucket, off the New England coast - for over a century the whaling capital of the world at a time when the Pacific was what the Middle East is today, the site of the world's primary oil reserves.For it was the spermwhale, a true leviathan of the deep possessing the largest brain of any animal that has ever lived, which provided the oil that lit the streets and lubricated the machines of the Industrial Age, and where the Nantucket whalemen (mostly Quakers) who were perhaps the greatest hunters the world has ever known. Accounts of the unprecedented whale attack on the ESSEX inspired Herman Melville's mighty novel Moby Dick, but 'In the Heart of the Sea' goes beyond these events to describe what happened when the twenty mixed-race crewmen took to sail three small boats, with only the simplest of navigational aids.Three months later, the whaleship Dauphin, cruising off the coast of South America, spotted a tiny boat sailing erratically across the open ocean.As it pulled alongside, its crew saw bones - at least two skeletons' worth - and just two survivors (almost skeletons themselves) among them.The sailors had been forced to draw lots to decide who should be killed that the rest might live.A moving and powerful narrative history whose multi-layered drama (human, environmental, moral, physical and spiritual) has all the makings of a classic.It is an elemental tale of human endurance and survival that is bound to have universal appeal. (Book ref. rja22126) £20.00
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ORR, A.G. A Guide to the Dragonflies of Borneo - their identification and Biology
. 983-812-069-3 Well illustrated in colour, and with 25 fine watercolour plates, large 8vo, pp x, 195, corner a little bumped, otherwise a very good copy in dust wrapper. [With 275 named species so far recorded and doubtless many more yet to be discovered, Borneo has one of the richest and most exciting dragonfly faunas in the world. More than 40% of species occur nowhere else, making it the most distinctive sub-region of Sundaland. It is home to such spectacular species as Tetracanthagyna plagiata, the heaviest of all dragonflies, many beautiful picture-winged chlorocyphids and euphaeids, and high-altitude endemics such as Matronoides cyaneipennis restricted to Mount Kinabalu and nearby mountains. This, the first guide to Borneo’s dragonflies, is also the most comprehensively illustrated account of any large tropical dragonfly fauna yet published. Species are figured by photographs, generally taken in nature, and half-wing coloured drawings. Many are figured by both methods. About 60% of known species are shown, including almost all the distinctive and common species likely to be encountered by a casual visitor. Particular attention is given to the identification of the common but difficult medium-sized red dragonflies of which there are several. The text augments the illustrations and provides useful information on biology. Introductory chapters discuss structure and general biology, ecology and conservation, faunistics and biogeography and collecting techniques and photography. There is a complete and up to date checklist. Illustrated keys to families of adults give the reader an understanding of the structures used in classifying dragonflies and augment the usefulness of the illustrations of entire insects. Main larval forms are shown. This book will be useful not just in Borneo, but also in neighbouring parts of south-east Asia.] (Book ref. 004716) £42.50
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Truyen, Le Van. & Chan, Nguyen Gia [Eds.]: Selected Medicinal Plants in Vietnam: Vol. II;
Hanoi, Science and Technology Publishing House, National Institute of Materia Medica, 1999. SOFTBACK, pictorial printed card covers, pages: viii, 460, coloured photographs 100-200, line drawings 47, roy. 8vo., 140mm x 240mm (6" x 9.5"), small brown mark on fore-edge and margin of three or four pages, otherwise a very fine new copy. (Book ref. 6732) £75.00
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Truyen, Le Van. & Chan, Nguyen Gia [Eds.]: Selected Medicinal Plants in Vietnam: Vol. I;
Hanoi, Science and Technology Publishing House, National Institute of Materia Medica, 1999. SOFTBACK, pictorial printed card covers, pages: viii, 439, coloured photographs 1-99, line drawings 45, roy. 8vo., 140mm x 240mm (6" x 9.5"), a new copy in near mint condition. (Book ref. 6733) £60.00
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Roeske, Wojciech: Women of Polish Pharmacy;
Warsaw, Polish Medical Publishers, 1976. SOFTBACK, pictorial printed card covers, frontispiece - b & w photograph, pages: 28, many illus. incl. b & w photographs, cr. 8vo., 125mm x 195mm (5" x 7.75"), a new copy in near mint condition. (Book ref. 6728) £6.00
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Neilson Jones, W: Plant Chimaeras and Graft Hybrids: 1st ed.;
London, Methuen & Co. Ltd., Methuen's Monographs on Biological Subjects, 1934. HARDBACK, original gold cloth, with black rules, ornament and lettering on front cover, dust-jacket, black lettering on spine, pages: viii, 136, text-figs., 21, cr. 8vo., 105mm x 170mm (4" x 6.75"), former owner's name on front free-end paper, dust-jacket slightly chipped at edges, faint label mark at tail, crease across the lower corner of first few pages, small tear at bottom edge of one, otherwise a very fine, clean copy. (Book ref. 6726) £6.00
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Helfand, William, H & Crellin, J. K: James Morison and His Pills. A Study of the Nineteenth Century Pharmaceutical Market (Helfand) & A Note on Dr James's Fever Powder (Crellin);
London, Transactions of the British Society for the History of Pharmacy, Vol. 1, No. 3., 1974. SOFTBACK, printed card covers, pages: 101-143, plates xii, roy. 8vo., 150mm x 245mm (6" x 9.75"), a very fine copy. (Book ref. 6736) £15.00
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Dan, Nguyen Van & Nhu, Doan Thi, [Eds.]: Medicinal Plants in Viet Nam;
Hanoi, Institute of Materia Medica, World Health Organization Regional Publications, Western Pacific Series No. 3, 1990. SOFTBACK, pictorial printed card covers, pages: xxix, 410, coloured photographic plates 100, 8vo., 140mm x 215mm (5.5" x 8.5"), covers a little rubbed, otherwise a very fine, bright copy. (Book ref. 6734) £48.00
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Weale, R.A. A Biography of the Eye: development, Growth, Age.
H.K. Lewis & Co. 1982 FIRST EDITION, 8vo hardback with dust jacket, [viii], 368pp, indexed, profusely illus in b/w. VG/VG. (SHELF 101) ISBN: 0718604598 (Book ref. 34559) £50.00
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Wilson, G. Fox and Ramsbottom, John The Enemies of the Rose
London: National Rose Society, 1956. First Edition. Cloth. New/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall (Book ref. 039278) £4.00
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Park, Bertram The Rose Annual 1959
London: National Rose Society, 1959. First Thus. Cloth. New/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall (Book ref. 039277) £4.00
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Simpson, Frances. THE BOOK OF THE CAT.
Cassell and Company 1903. 1st Ed. 4to. viii + 380pp. + [iv] publ. adverts. 12 cold. plates and nearly 350 text ills. including many from photos. Hinges cracked and shaken, sm. stain at the head of hinge of the first few leaves, original gilt illus. cloth sl. soiled and rubbed with much of title to spine rubbed, some light dampstaining to edges of boards, a.e.g. US$437 (Book ref. 189740) £275.00
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Liverpool Biological Society. PROCEEDINGS of the ... Volume I-XXIII.
Liverpool: Printed by Turner, Routledge and Co. 1887-1909. 23 vols. [only]. Numerous plates mainly lithos., 3 folding maps, folding letterpress leaves. Ex.-lib. with sporadic blind stamps, rebound in gilt lettered buckram. with gilt accession nos. to spines. Founded in 1886, the Liverpool Biological Society has since worked in close association with the Department of Zoology of the University of Liverpool, the Lancashire Sea Fisheries Laboratory and the Liverpool Marine Biological Committee.From the library of Dr R. Hanitsch, with his signature to title page of volumes 1 & 2, Honourable Librarian of the Library 1889-1895, and contributor of many articles.With contributions from many leading scientists W.A. Herdman, J.W. Gregory, R.J. Harvey Gibson, Richard Hanitsch [see above, his personal set], Alfred O. Walker, R. Caton, Thomas J. Moore, Joseph Lomas, J. Hornell, F. Gotch, W. Garstang, Isaac C. Thompson, H.C. Chadwick, W.E. Sharp, Willoughby Gardner, W. Hanna, etc. US$199 (Book ref. 188998) £125.00
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Jefferies, Richard. RED DEER.
Longmans, Green and Co. 1894. 3rd Ed. [vi] + 248pp. + 24pp. publ. adverts. 17 ills. by J. Charlton and H. Tunaly. Sporadic light spotting, adverts. sl. browned, lightly rubbed original silver lettered maroon cloth with silver device to upper board, spine lightly faded and sl. bumped. US$40 (Book ref. 214920) £25.00
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Hutyra, Dr. Franz and Marek, Dr. Josef. SPECIAL PATHOLOGY AND THERAPEUTICS OF THE DISEASES OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS. Edited by John R. Mohler and Adolph Eichhorn. Infectious Diseases; Diseases of the Digestive Organs, Respiratory Organs and Circulatory Organs; Diseases of the Urinary Organs, Blood and Blood Producing Organs, Spleen, Metabolism, Nervous System, Organs of Locomation, and Skin.
Bailliére, Tindall and Cox 1926. 3rd authorized American Ed., from the 6th revised and enlarged German Ed. 3 vols. Royal 8vo. 609 text ills., 28 mainly coloured plates. Ex.-libris Graham B.C. Rees-Mogg, f.e.ps. lightly browned, good in gilt lettered green cloth. US$95 (Book ref. 214969) £60.00
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[Holland, Daniel]. THE NEW AND COMPLETE UNIVERSAL VERMIN-KILLER; Being an Infallible Directory for Taking alive, destroying and driving away All Four-footed, Creeping and Winged Vermin, Destructive to Mankind, Dwelling-Houses, Gardens, &c. Particularly Rats (Norway, Field, Water, &c). Mice (Common, Field, Rear-Mice, Red Shrew-Mice, &c. Foxes ... Worms, (various sorts) Beetles, Moths, Kites, Ravens, Crows, &c. &c. Including Accurate Descriptions of the several pernicious Animals, and effectual Methods for their Destruction. Calculated For the Use and Service of Housekeepers, Farmers, Warreners, and all Families in Town and Country.
Printed by William Darton ... 1818. 1st Ed. 12mo. 59pp. Folding frontis. taped in part to verso. Some light browning, nicely rebound in gilt lettered calf backed marbled boards, spine sl. faded. US$199 (Book ref. 208009) £125.00
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Gosse, Philip Henry. EVENINGS AT THE MICROSCOPE; Or, Researches among the Minuter Organs and Forms of Animal Life.
Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge 1877. New Ed., revised and annotated. xii + 422pp. + 4pp. publ. adverts. Many ills. throughout. Upper hinge cracked, original gilt lettered green cloth with gilt device to upper board and spine, some very minor signs of wear to extremities. US$32 (Book ref. 214949) £20.00
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