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Observer book no. 6. Describing 82 species with 76 illustrations, 64 of which are in full colour. Bumping and uneven fading to spine. Browning and foxing to outer page edges. Wrapper is edge-creased with a few chips and nicks and some grubby marks.
THE OBSERVER'S BOOK OF FOSSILS
Written by Rhona M. Black. Illustrated by Rhona M. Black.
Stock no. 2132051
Published by Frederick Warne & Co Ltd.. 1st 1977. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Observer's series No. 71. With 135 Line drawings and 16 B/w Photos. Small format. Green boards, brown titles. ISBN: 0723215685. Bumping to spine. Wrapper is price-cut, edge-creased and browned.
A full representative range of David Shepherd's work. Large oblong format. Blue boards with gilt title to spine. Colour & b/w illustrations. ISBN: 07153987561. SIGNED by the artist to half-title page. A lovely copy.
Large format. Brown cloth spine and rear cover with gilt title. Front cover is green with black/gilt drawings. The text of this edition is taken from the 1789 edition and includes the first part only, with minor emendations. The additional two letters 'Timothy the Tortoise to Miss Hecky Mulso' and 'On the Sense of Hearing in Fishes', were first published in the 1877 edition of 'The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne', edited by Thomas Bell, 2 vols, published by John Van Voorst. Exquisite full page colour illustrations. A beautiful edition! Contained in publisher's slipcase in very good condition, being scuffed and faded at one edge.
Blue cloth boards, gilt title to spine, blind vignette to front. Light rubbing to board edges. Endpapers browned, some foxing present.
Colour pictorial paperwraps. Colour lithographs and b/w drawings. Puffin Picture Book No.65. Staples rusted and slightly bleeding.
The story of a wild goose, taking the reader from snow-sheeted mountains and ice-bound seas to secret little lochs where wild birds find sanctuary. Illustrated by beautiful woodcuts which seem to have a life of their own. Blue covers, cream spine with gilt titles. 258 pages. Pale browning to cream spine. Bookplate to front pastedown. Front endpaper removed. A few minor foxspots. Pictorial dustwrapper has a few small chips, one larger chips to lower front edge and is browned to spine & rear panel.
THE WAYFARING TREE
Written by BB. Illustrated by BB.
Stock no. 1818524
Published by Hollis & Carter. 1st 1945. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
Light blue cloth with silver lettering to spine and vignette of flying geese to front cover. B/w wood engravings throughout. An attractive country book from the pen of "BB" in which he looks back to his boyhood, tells of the friends he made, of expeditions in search of birds and first attempts at fishing and shooting. 8.75x6.5". 198 pages. Light rubbing to lower edge of boards. Light browning to contents. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly edge-rubbed and slightly grubby.
INHERITANCE AND NATURAL HISTORY (NN 61)
Written by R.J. Berry.
Stock no. 1318500
Published by Collins. 1st 1977. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
This absorbing book is about genetics as it applies to the world around us. Green cloth, gilt title to spine. Colour and b/w photos. New Naturalist series. ISBN: 0002190842. Spine and corners bumped. Price-cut wrapper has been covered with clear plastic which is stuck to the edges on the inside.
Edited and with introductory chapters upon the general habits and characteristics of birds by Enid Blyton. Red cloth. Small format. Colour illustrations. 352 pages includes index. Top edge red. Spine slightly faded but overall boards appear clean. Pictorial dustwrapper design by Clifford Webb. Dustwrapper is browned to spine and scuffed to sides.
THE BIRDS OF PARADISE AND BOWER BIRDS
Written by William T. Cooper; Joseph M. Forshaw. Illustrated by William T. Cooper.
Stock no. 1818360
Published by Collins. 1st 1977. Slightly better than very good condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.
Very large format. Gorgeous full-page colour illustrations. Orange cloth spine, beige cloth sides. A feast for the lover of beautiful bird paintings and an essential work of reference for the ornithologist. ISBN: 00021144710. Top & tail of spine and corners lightly bumped. Bump to top corner has carried on through to contents meaning that the corner tip of each page is creased (only affecting margin). Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly creased at corners else nice and bright. Contained in publisher's slipcase which is lightly scuffed and bumped, small split to lower rear edge.
The many-layered story of the British landscape. Large format. Colour photos. Pictorial card wraps. ISBN: 184188104X.