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HANDBOOK OF THE BIRDS OF EUROPE THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA (9 VOLUMES)
Written by Stanley Cramp. Illustrated by Paul Barruel; Robert Gillmor; Peter Hayman; Peter Scott; et al..
Stock no. 2133255
Published by Oxford University Press. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Blue cloth. Packed with colour and b/w illustrations. Taking account of the great advances made in ornithological knowledge in recent years. A detailed and authoritative work. Large format. Books are first editions, except for the following: Vol 1 - Reprint 1986; Vol. 2 - Reprint 1987; Vol. 3 - Reprint 1990 and Vol. 4 = Reprint 1989. Some foxspots to outer page edges of volumes. Wrapper spines are all faded. Edge-chips and small tears to a couple of volumes (including Volume IV). Edge creasing to wrappers. Some marks to outer page edges of books; odd mark to cover - but overall still a very good set!!

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THE HANDBOOK OF BRITISH BIRDS VOLUMES I - V
Written by H.F. Witherby; F.C.R. Jourdain; Norman F. Ticehurst; Norman W. Tucker.
Stock no. 2133254
Published by H.F. & G. Witherby Ltd.. 1949. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Blue cloth. Gilt titles. 5 Volumes of The Handbook of British Birds. Volume 1 details Crows to Flycatchers: Volume II details Warblers to Owls: Volume III details Hawks to Ducks: Volume IV details Cormorants to Crane: Volume V details Terns to Game-Birds. Each Volume contains coloured & b/w plates, text figures & maps. Each plate is accompanied by detail on habitat, field-characters and general habits, voice, display & posturing, breeding, food, distribution, migrations, description with 2 additional sections. Wear and some spotting to cover edges. Inscriptions in ink to front endpapers of all volumes. Foxing to outer page edges and some margins of all volumes. Wrappers are browned to spines, with varying degrees of chipping and small tears with loss; also foxed.

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THE EARLIEST ENGLISHMAN
Written by Arthur Smith Woodward.
Stock no. 1819483
Published by Watts & Co. 1st 1948. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Thinker's Library series. A graphic, first-hand account of the discovery of Piltdown Man - one of the most famous of the links between ape and man. Small format. Red cloth boards, black titles. B/w illustrations. 118 pages. Top & tail of spine lightly rubbed, corners slightly bumped. Rear hinge pulled but binding tight. Red and white dustwrapper is faded to spine, edge-worn with loss to top rear edge.

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THE JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR THE BIBLIOGRAPHY OF NATURAL HISTORY VOLUME 6 PART 6
No author listed.
Stock no. 1819482
Published by Society For The Bibliography Of Natural History. 1974. Very good condition.

Pages 373-568, February 1974. Green cardwraps. Contents are papers on the Sowerby family. Backstrip faded, a little rubbed and creased. Price-label stuck to front cover. Text block slightly grubby.

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THE JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR THE BIBLIOGRAPHY OF NATURAL HISTORY VOLUME 5 PART 6
No author listed.
Stock no. 1819481
Published by Society For The Bibliography Of Natural History. 1971. Slightly better than very good condition.

Pages 399-500, April 1971. Green cardwraps. Contents include: John Woodward F.R.S. F.R.C.P., M.D. (1665-1728): a bio-bibliographical account of his life and work; Thomas Webster (circa 1772-1844); The reading of the Darwin and Wallace papers: an historical "non-event"; and more. Spine slightly faded with pencil annotation. Contents clean.

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THE JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR THE BIBLIOGRAPHY OF NATURAL HISTORY VOLUME 3 PART 2
No author listed.
Stock no. 1819480
Published by Society For The Bibliography Of Natural History. 1955. Nearly fine condition.

Pages 63-115, March 1955. Paper wraps. Contents include: Bibliography and the History of Science; Books of Reference in Zoology, chiefly bibliographical; The North American Birds of Virginia Chroniclers 1588-1686; A Further Note on the Name of the Author of the Rat-Flea; and more. Covers lightly browned.

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THE JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR THE BIBLIOGRAPHY OF NATURAL HISTORY VOLUME 4 PART 2
No author listed.
Stock no. 1819479
Published by Society For The Bibliography Of Natural History. 1963. Slightly better than very good condition.

Pages 85-152, January 1963. Paper wraps. B/w illustrations. Contents include: A hitherto unknown book on Entomology; The North American Birds of Thomas Pennant; Notes chiefly on the plates of Wilson's American Ornithology; Seemann's "Flora Vitensis"; and more. Browning to cover edges.

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ARCHIVES OF NATURAL HISTORY VOLUME 12 PART 2
No author listed.
Stock no. 1819477
Published by Society For The History Of Natural History. 1985. Slightly better than very good condition.

Pages 175-252, October 1985. Green Cardwraps. B/w illustrations. Contents include: Separately published prints of fossils in nineteenth century Britain; The 'fish-frog' and the Surinam toad; The zoological notes by Johann Reinhold and George Forster included in Buffon's Historie Naturelle (1782); and more. Spine faded, top corner crease to prelims.

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ARCHIVES OF NATURAL HISTORY VOLUME 27 2000
No author listed.
Stock no. 1819476
Published by Science History Publications Ltd.. 2000. Slightly better than very good condition.

Volume 27 part 1; Pages 1-156, February 2000. Cardwraps. Colour frontis & b/w illustrations. Contents include: John Christopher Thackeray 1948-1999; Confessions of a geological book-collector; The two states of Mantell's Illustrations of the Geology of Sussex: 1827 and c. 1829; Georges Cuvier's paper museum of fossil bones; and more.

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JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR THE BIBLIOGRAPHY OF NATURAL HISTORY VOLUME 7 PART 4
No author listed.
Stock no. 1819475
Published by Society For The Bibliography Of Natural History. 1976. Very good condition.

Pages 333-537. June 1976. Green cardwraps, b/w illustrations. Contents include: William Hobbs of Weymouth and his The Earth Generated and Anatomized (?1715); Robert Brown (1773-1858) and the natural history of Matthew Flinders' voyager in H.M.S. Investigator, 1801-1805; Bibliographical forgery, with special reference to George Washington Sleeper; Natural history and social history; and more. Spine faded, front cover a little marked. Text block a little grubby.

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JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR THE BIBLIOGRAPHY OF NATURAL HISTORY VOLUME 9 PART 1
No author listed.
Stock no. 1819474
Published by Society For The Bibliography Of Natural History. 1978. Nearly fine condition.

Pages 1-94. November 1978. Green cardwraps, b/w illustrations. Contents include: V.A. Eyles (1895-1978) - an obituary and bibliography; H.C. Richter - John Gould's unknown bird artist; The missing volume of John Gould's working notebook for his Birds of Europe; Two collections of rhinoceros plates compiled by James Douglas and James Parsons in the eighteenth century; and more. Spine slightly faded.

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JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR THE BIBLIOGRAPHY OF NATURAL HISTORY VOLUME 6 PART 3
No author listed.
Stock no. 1819473
Published by Society For The Bibliography Of Natural History. 1972. Slightly better than very good condition.

Pages 139-227. October 1972. Contents include: The original drawings of George Henry Ford; A note on the "editions" of Beringer's Lithographia Wirceburgensis; The Bean of Scarborough a family of naturalists; Essential source-material of Roderick Murchison; A biographical history of John Woodward's An Essay Toward a Natural History of the Earth; and more. Green cardwraps. B/w illustrations. Front joint between front cover and first page slightly pulled.

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