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Retold from Alexander Teixeira de Mattos' Translation of Fabre's "Souvenirs Entomologiques" by Mrs. R.Stawell. Cream cloth boards, gilt titles and decorations. Embossed vignette of dragonfly to rear board. 12 colour plates. vii and 184 pages. Covers slightly grubby and a little scuffed. Text block browned. Contemporary gift inscription in ink to free front endpaper has bled through to imprint on half-title page. Foxing to endpapers. Half-title page and last page heavily browned. A few margin marks. All plates present. Plate opposite page 64 (Psyche) has a closed tear to the mount which has been expertly repaired.
Retold from Alexander Teixeira De Mattos' translation of Fabre's "Souvenirs Entomologiques". Green cloth, gilt titles and borders. 12 beautiful tipped in colour plates with tissue guards. 271 pages. Spine and corners bumped and slightly rubbed. A few small marks and some slight scuffing to covers. Some foxspots to contents, mainly at page edges.
THE CATERPILLARS OF THE BRITISH BUTTERFLIES INCLUDING THE EGGS, CHRYSALIDS AND FOOD-PLANTS
Written by W.J. Stokoe.
Stock no. 1818329
Published by Frederick Warne & Co Ltd.. 1961. Very good condition.
Wayside and Woodland Series. Blue cloth, gilt titles. Colour & b/w illustrations. 248 pages including index. Boards a little grubby. Name & date in ink to front pastedown. Foxing to endpapers.
Puffin Picture Book No. 29. Pictorial boards. Covers are slightly grubby. Small chip in surface paper to edge of front cover. Tiny pin hole to rear cover. Contents clean.
Green cloth gilt title to spine. No. 120 in New Naturalist Series. Colour photos. ISBN: 9780007277230. Still in original shrinkwrap!
THE OBSERVER'S BOOK OF INSECTS OF THE BRITISH ISLES (CYANAMID WRAPPER)
Written by E.F. Linssen. Illustrated by Gordon Riley.
Stock no. 2130454
Published by Frederick Warne. 1st thus 1978. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Observers book no. 17. New edition. With over 150 colour illustrations and 96 line drawings and 30 photographs. In rare advertising wrapper. With a section on spiders. ISBN: 072321574X. Small bump along bottom edge of front cover and to spine. Foxing to outer page edges. Wrapper is browned to spine, with edge-creasing and a few chips and nicks.
New Naturalist No. 90. Green cloth, gilt titles. Colour and b/w photos. ISBN: 0002201410. This copy would make a wonderful gift.
SYNOPSES OF THE BRITISH FAUNA No. 6 - LUMBRICIDAE (ANNELIDA)
Written by L. Cernosvitov; A.C. Evans.
Stock no. 2127993
Published by Linnean Society of London. 1947. Very good condition.
Card wraps. With a Key to the Common Species (of earthworms). B/w illustrations. Browning to cover edges.
Second edition. A book of absorbing interest dealing with the natural history of the insects of the British Isles. 106 colour and 104 b/w photos, 8 distribution maps and 40 diagrams. 317 pages includes index. Spine is unevenly faded and yellowed. Some marks along cover edges. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. Wrapper is covered with clear adhesive film and is browned to spine; some film is starting to come away at verso.
New Naturalist series. 77 colour photos, 71 b/w photos and 19 maps and diagrams. Green cloth, gilt titles. 3rd edition. ISBN: 0002194716. Browned impression to front endpaper from publishers price label on front flap of dustwrapper. Browning and foxing to text block. Some foxing to contents. Bright price-cut pictorial dustwrapper is covered with clear plastic stuck to verso of dustwrapper.
New Naturalist series. 77 colour photos, 71 b/w photos and 19 maps and diagrams. Green cloth, gilt titles. Damp mark along bottom edge of front cover. Page edge browning. Wrapper is edge-creased with a few small tears and chips; small loss to top corner of front panel.
A detailed study of all Surrey's butterflies. Identification guide and information about each species and its distribution. Green boards, gilt title to spine. Colour photos. 87 pages including index. ISBN: 095260650X.