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George C. McGavin INSECTS Spiders and other terrestrial arthropods
Dorling Kindersley, 2000 First Edition. Later reprint. Book Condition: Very Good Condition. Later reprint. Size: 8.5" x 6" approx. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 750 grams. Category: Natural History & Resources; ISBN: 0751307726. ISBN/EAN: 9780751307726. Inventory No: 0036848. (Book ref. 0036848) £7.00
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Anderson, Dr. Robert et al INSECTS AND SPIDERS an Explore Your World Handbook
Discovery, 2000 First Edition. Binding: Softcover. Book Condition: Near Fine Book. Packed weight 380g Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 750 grams. Category: Natural History & the Environment ; Inventory No: 0012654. (Book ref. 0012654) £5.00
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OBSERVER'S BOOKS. STOKOE (W.J). RILEY (N.D), intro.: The Observer's Book of British Butterflies. Compiled by W.J. Stokoe. Describing all the British Species. Foreword by N.D. Riley. FIRST EDITION IN UNCLIPPED dust wrapper
Frederick Warne, [1938] Sm. 8vo., First Edition, with 68 illustrations in colour and 86 in monochrome, neat contemporary inscription on front free endpaper; original pale blue cloth, upper board and backstrip lettered in darker blue, joints faintly browned else a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dust wrapper, the latter very lightly browned at (predominantly white) backstrip. Observer 3. The illustrations are taken from South's 'Butterflies of the British Isles'. Scarce in anything like this condition. Marren & Carter, p.148. (Book ref. 18940) £160.00
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HARRIS (T.M). Rev.: A Dictionary of the Natural History of the Bible; or a Description of all the Quadrupeds, Birds, Fishes, Reptiles, and Insects, Tress, Plants, Flowers, Gums, and Precious Stones. UNIQUE COPY IN NINETEENTH CENTURY ARMORIAL BINDING
Printed for T T and J Tegg, No. 73 Cheapside [and others in Glasgow and Dublin], 1833 12mo., text in double-column, with engraved title-vignette and very numerous fine woodcut illustrations in the text; handsomely bound in black full roan, sides with debossed multiple frame border stopped at corners by rosettes all in blind and enclosing Coape crest blocked in gilt, back with four raised bands, second compartment lettered in gilt, gilt edges, gilt doublures, red endpapers, a most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. WITH THE FINE NINETEENTH CENTURY ENGRAVED ARMORIAL BOOKPLATE OF JAMES COAPE ON FRONT PASTE-DOWN. Harris's 'Natural History' was first published in 1793. This scarce edition is, we believe, the first issue with the title 'Dictionary'. 'In the present edition of Dr. Harris's valuable work it has been deemed advisable to throw the Appendix into the general alphabet. No other alterations have been made; but some important corrections and copious additions have been introduced, both the in the body of the work and in the notes' (Advertisement following title). A DELIGHTFUL AND HIGHLY DESIRABLE COPY OF AN ELEGANT AND EXTREMELY SCARCE EDITION PRINTED AT THE CHISWICK PRESS. (Book ref. 18939) £420.00
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(Blandford Press 1985) Hbk, demy 8vo, 240pp inc. col. ills. Clean tight copy, green cloth boards, dw unclipped. VG/ V.Good (Book ref. 10206) £7.50
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(Chatto & Windus 1975) Large 4to 160pp. Full page col ills. VG / VG. (Book ref. 9846) £7.75
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Pesson, P & Freeman, R.B. (trans): THE WORLD OF INSECTS
*(Harrap 1959 1st edn) Large 4to 204pp. bw & col ills. VG in VG dustwrapper. (Book ref. 6912) £16.50
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Ormerod, E.A: MANUAL OF INJURIOUS INSECTS and Methods of Prevention and Remedy for the Attacks on Food Crops, Forest Trees and Fruit
(Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent Co, London, 1890) 8vo xiv + 410pp. Numerous black and white illustrations. Top and bottom of spine and corners bumped. Rear hinge damaged, spine reglued otherwise Good reference copy. (Book ref. 98) £6.50
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Dorset Hoverflies County Status and Distribution
Dorset Environmental Records Centre, 1992. Soft Cover. Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 8vo. 73 pp. good in original yellow card wraps, wraps lslightly grubby, good. (Book ref. 21135) £7.50
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LINSSEN E.F. & NEWMAN L.Hugh: Observer's Book of Common Insects & Spiders
Frederick Warne. 1975. (17) Fifth Reprint. 128pp. 145x95mm. index. With 64 plates, 32 of which are in colour, comprising 323 figures. Typre 17-4. [526.875] Hardback in price clipped dustwrapper. Very Good+/Very Good dw. # GZ 2815 (Book ref. 2815) £5.00
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Stawell, Mrs. Rodolph Fabre's Book of Insects : Retold from Alexander Teixeira De Mattos' Translation of Fabre's "Souvenirs Entomologiques"
London: Thomas Nelson And Sons Ltd., 1925. Illustrated by No Illustrations. 1st Edition. Red Cloth. Very Good/Very Good Minus. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 287pp. A first edition copy - scarce in wrapper. No date though there is a neat ink name inscription to the front end paper dated 25.XII.25 - clearly a christmas present. Gilt embossed lettering to the spine. Light bumps to the head and tail of the spine. Textblock is very clean and tight. Dust wrapper is not price clipped and has a well preserved colour onlay to the front panel of the wrapper. Light toning to the spine of the wrapper. There is a short tear of 0.5 cm to the tail of the spine of the wrapper, now expertly reparied and with some associated creasing. Some rubbing to the head of the spine of the wrapper with slight loss. Light creasing to the head of the wrapper with short tears of no more than 0.5 cm to the wrapper over the board corners. The wrapper is clean and tight. A very good copy in a very good minus wrapper. (Book ref. 227362) £20.00
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COLEMAN (W.S).: British Butterflies. Figures and Descriptions of every Native Species, with an Account of Butterfly Development, Structure, Habits, Localities, Mode of Capture and Preservation etc., With Illustrations by the Author. New Edition
Routledge, 1867 8vo., with a coloured frontispiece, 15 fine coloured plates of species (all original guards present), 2 tinted plates of caterpillars (original guards present), and numerous woodcut illustrations in the text, neat contemporary signature on front free endpaper; original pictorial red cloth, upper board framed and blocked in gilt, back gilt extra (a little faded but entirely legible), gilt edges, bevelled boards, very neatly recased with original endpapers, covers lightly age-faded else a very good, bright, clean copy. With 4pp publisher's catalogue bound in at end, and the binder's ticket of W. Bone on rear paste-down. The colour plates are printed by Edmund Evans. First published in 1860; this is the superior issue with coloured plates. A nice copy of a standard work. Freeman 745 (recording the first edition). (Book ref. 18856) £64.00
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St. John, Rev. J. Seymour Larva Collecting and Breeding: a Handbook to the Larvae of the British Macro-Lepidoptera and Their Food Plants; Both in Nature and in Confinement, with Authorities
London: William Wesley and Son, 1890. First Edition. Blue Boards. Poor.. 10.5cm x 16.5cm iv, 165pp plus ads. No inscriptions, but ink stamp on reverse of title page, occasional pencil annotations, spine half detached, boards somewhat frayed. (Book ref. 005840) £15.00
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Enderby. Silverdale Books. 2002. Large format paperback. 160 pages. Over 250 colour photographs and illustrations. Fine in fine papercover. Erasure of old pricing on half-title page faintly visible. ISBN: 1856057089. (Book ref. 3017) £6.95
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Wood, Rev. J. G; illustrated by E. A. Smith & J. B. Zwecker; engraved by G. Pearson Insects Abroad. Being an Account of Foreign Insects, their Structure, Habits, and Transformations
London: Longmans, Green & Co, 1883. Hardcover. 'New Edition'. Early printing. 8vo. Brown cloth with gilt pictorial titles. 780 pp. AEG. B/w plates and illustrations throughout. Excellent study of the insect life from around the world, including Indonesia and South America. Many species described here for the first time and no doubt rarely seen since. The illustrations are stunning and highly detailed. Ffep removed and the front inner hinge is unfortunately quite tender (only lightly held to binding). Main page binding is fine. Illustrations / plates all clean. GOOD (Book ref. 04536) £45.00
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Strachey, John St. Loe (introduction) Cat and Bird Stories from the "Spectator", to which are added Sundry Anecdotes of Horses, Donkeys, Cows, Apes, Bears, and Other Animals, as well as of Insects and Reptiles
London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1896. 1st Edition. Hardcover. First Edition. Brown cloth with decorative illustration. Gilt titles. 280 pp. Moderate rubbing to cloth at extremities. Endpapers and last index page tanned. Main pages very clean. Inner hinges slightly tender, though binding still good. Prev. owner's inscr. to verso ffep. GOOD (Book ref. 01845) £7.50
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Trevor Jones, H Insects and Spiders
London: F. Warne, 1952. Hardcover. 'Nature Field' series (number 3). Green cloth. 71 pp. Colour illustrated. Small, prev. owner's inscr. to ffep. Slight sunning to cloth. GOOD (Book ref. 01822) £6.00
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Morris, Rev F O: A History of British Butterflies
London, Groombridge and Sons, 1865 Original decorative blind stamped green boards (hardback) with gilt butterflies to front board, gilt title and decoration to spine, some edge wear, corners bowed, chipped and frayed to top and bottom of spine, very good taking account of age and use, cream endpapers, no intrusive inscriptions, a few light pencil annotations, viii, 169 pages, followed by Aphorismata Entomologica 1-20 pages. The pages are generally clean and fully readable, some creasing to the extreme page edges and a hint of browning in places. Seventy one tissue protected hand coloured plates and black & white engravings. The colours used for the plates remain bright and eye-catching. A highly collectable antiquarian book beautifully illustrated. Size: 10.00 x 6.25 inches approx. jThis book is interesting for naturalists who will be able to compare patterns in the butterfly population of Britain aroundt the time of publication to the species seen in modern times. The joy of this book is the art work shown in its superb illustrations. (Book ref. 14915) £215.00
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Eltringham, H. The Senses of Insects
London: Methuen, 1933. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Brown cloth, clear black lettering to front and spine, x & 126 pages, 25 illustrations, bibliography, index, publisher's list (8 pages), very clean book, slight waving to pages. One of Methuen's Monographs on Biological Subjects. (Book ref. 6227) £4.00
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Matthews, G.A. Pesticide Application Methods
London: Longman, 1985. Paperback. Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 0582463513 Third reprint, 336 pages, no previous owner marks, illustrated, references, index. Goes into details on how to measure droplet size, the right type of nozzle to use, different sprayers and application methods, important safety aspects. (Book ref. 5931) £9.95
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