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OWLS OF EUROPE
Written by Heimo Mikkola. Illustrated by Ian Willis.
Stock no. 2139126
Published by T. & A.D. Poyser. 1st 1983. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
A review of the 13 owls breeding in Europe and an additional four species in lands adjoining the Mediterranean in North Africa and the Middle East. Brown boards, gilt title and owl vignette to spine. Colour plates, b/w photos and b/w illustrated chapter headers. 397 pages. ISBN: 0856610348. Bumping to top and tail of spine. A few marks to outer page edges. Wrapper is lightly edge-creased and browned.
FLOWERS OF EUROPE: A FIELD GUIDE
Written by Oleg Polunin. Illustrated by Barbara Everard.
Stock no. 1823716
Published by Oxford University Press. 1st 1969. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
2600 of the commonest and most interesting wild flowers in Europe. Colour photos and b/w illustrations. ISBN: 0192176218. Lower edge of text block slightly grubby. Contents clean. Rear pastedown has a vertical crease (binding error). Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly creased to rear panel.
Green pictorial cloth with gilt title to spine and red title to front cover. 20 tissue-guarded colour plates, sketch map of Malta to rear. Later booklist to rear of book. Light bumping and wear to spine and corners. Some scuffing to picture on front cover. Some foxing and page browning. Reprint - circa date from book listed in booklist, published later that this title.
Blue cloth with gilt title to spine; brown title to front cover. Brown and yellow decorations to spine and front cover. Reprint edition, with 64 illustrations (original published in 1913 with 32 illustrations). A and C Black Colour Book in the 20 Shillings Series. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Some nicks, chips and splits to spine; some fraying to cloth. Heavy foxing to a few pages (e.g. 70/1). Some hinges are pulled.
Red cloth with gilt title to spine and black title to front cover. Reissued with 64 colour plates. Part of the A & C Black 20 Shilling Series. Spine is browned and gilt faded; tear to top of spine. Bumping to corners. NEW endpapers. Heavy foxing.
Red cloth with gilt titles to spine and front cover. Decorations to spine and front cover. 24 plates. A and C Black 6 Shillings Series. Top edge gilt.185 pages plus 6 page original booklist/advertisements. Spine is faded. Some marks and spotting to covers. Hinges are pulled. Foxing.
Grey cloth with gilt titles to spine and front cover and green and orange decorations. Top edge gilt. 48 tissue-guarded mounted colour plates and fold-out map to rear. Part of the A & C Black 20 Shilling Series. 1-2" split to top of spine; some fraying to cloth; other horizontal tear across top of spine - partially repaired with glue. Browning to spine. Bumping to corners. Some scuffing. Front joint is pulled. Newspaper cutting has been stuck to the rear pastedown. Some browning and foxing.
Maroon cloth with gilt titles to spine and front cover and yellow and orange decorations. Top edge gilt. 75 tissue-guarded colour plates and fold-out map to rear. Part of the A & C Black 20 Shilling Series. 1" split to top of spine. Bumping to corners. Some scuffing. Joints are cracked and weak - can see stitching through the paper. Page edge browning. Lower margin has slight loss page 155/6. Browning to margins of plate pages.
Blue cloth. 32 colour plates. Popular series. Spine is browned. Some marks to covers. One of first pages of prelims is partially detached. Some page corner tips are creased. Foxing and light browning.
Blue cloth with gilt titles to spine and front cover, with small decorations. Top edge gilt. 20 colour plates. 4 page booklist to rear. Assumed early reprint, as 1st printings were not produced with the 4 page booklists to rear. The booklist is dated Spring 1905. Spine and cover edges are browned. Front cover is a bit bowed. Spotting and some chipping to rear cover. Name in ink to front endpaper. Foxing and some grubby marks to contents. Plates are clean.
THE SPIRIT OF PARIS
Written by Frankfort Sommerville. Illustrated by G. Fraipont; Lucien Gautier; Raphael Kirchner; Maurice De Lambert; et al..
Stock no. 2137422
Published by Adam & Charles Black. Very good condition.
Brown pictorial cloth with yellow titles and yellow, black, pink and green decorations. A & C Black 7/6 Series. 20 colour plates. Reprint (doesn't have original gilt titles of the 1st edition). Some light bumping and wear to spine and corners. Fade to one edge of rear cover. Browning and foxing to endpapers and outer page edges.
Blue cloth with black titles to spine and front cover. Pink/black decoration to front cover. To the Chateaux of Touraine, Biarritz, The Pyrenees, The Riviera, & The Rhone Valley. 16 full page illustrations in colour, 16 in b/w and 60 maps and plans. A & C Colour Book - Motor Routes Series. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Browning to spine and cover edges. Some cracking to joints. Fold-out map to rear very good indeed! Page edge browning.