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THE LIFE STORY OF BIRDS
Written by Eric Fitch Daglish. Illustrated by Eric Fitch Daglish.
Stock no. 1323717
Published by J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd.. 1st 1930. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
Very pale green cloth with black titles and illustration to front. 236 numbered pages plus index. 20 b/w wood engravings. Spine and corners slightly bumped. Endpapers partly browned. Dustwrpaper is browned, particularly to spine (with a couple of small damp spots), slight wear and loss to top of spine.
Puffin Picture Book No. 81. Oblong format. Colour illustrations. Paperwraps. Light foxing to covers. Staples rusty. Contents clean.
19 dramatic cream and black wood-engravings illustrate this book of short stories, each centred around an element of Nature. Blue cloth, cream titles. 118 pages. Spine and corners bumped. Heavy foxing to endpapers and textblock. Heavy foxing to dustwrapper, top edge of wrapper slightly chipped/torn with tape repairs on verso.
Red cloth, silver title to spine. B/w illustrations. 24 essays of curious facts such as the Australian toad that fills itself with water and then burries itself during the dry season. Fascinating! Spine bumped. Covers discoloured. Foxing to endpapers and some pages. Crease to top corner of front free-endpaper. Yellow dustwrapper is grubby and foxed, browned to spine and worn at top and tail of spine.
GRASSHOPPERS, CRICKETS AND COCKROACHES OF THE BRITISH ISLES (WAYSIDE AND WOODLAND SERIES)
Written by David R. Ragge. Illustrated by H.D. Swain.
Stock no. 1824242
Published by Frederick Warne & Co Ltd.. 1st 1965. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Burgundy imitation leather boards with gilt titles, gilt vignette to front. 22 colour plates and 130 text figures. Top edge red. Larger format for this series... 8.75" x 6". Includes a companion vinyl record "Songs of the British Grasshoppers & Crickets". Boards clean and bright. Text block browned with minor foxing. Vertical crease to plate X towards the gutter edge. Contents are clean. Pictorial dustwrapper is edge-worn with a few small closed tears and is browned. Record is present but not checked if it works.
THE OBSERVER'S BOOK OF WILD ANIMALS (CYANAMID WRAPPER)
Written by Maurice Burton.
Stock no. 1323652
Published by Frederick Warne & Co Ltd.. 1978. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
Observer book No. 5. Revised editon. In rare advertising wrapper. Endpapers very slightly browned. A bright copy.
A book of the joy of the tideways, saltings and creeks. Memorable word-pictures for wild-fowler, naturalist and bird-watcher alike. Red cloth, gilt titles to front cover and spine. 16 glorious colour illustrations plus b/w drawings. Top & tail of spine bumped. Text block slightly grubby. Endpapers browned. Contents clean. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly rubbed at edges and scuffed to rear panel.
Limited Edition of 550 signed and numbered copies. Green cloth, gilt title to spine. Colour plates with tissue guards plus numerous b/w illustrations. Top edge gilt. SIGNED by the author and llustrator. This is copy 155 of 550. Boards are grubby/browned, corners bumped. Endpapers and text block browned. Tissue guards are browned. Contents clean.
Green cloth, gilt title to spine. Large format. Wood engravings. Second impression. Boards slightly browned. Text block browned with some foxing. A few minor foxspots to contents. Hinges pulled but binding tight. Green patterned dustwrapper is heavily foxed, browned and hs a few small edge-chips.
SHORELANDS WINTER DIARY
Written by C.F. Tunnicliffe. Illustrated by C.F. Tunnicliffe.
Stock no. 1824210
Published by Book Club Associates. 1st thus 1992. Slightly better than very good condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.
Sequel to Shorelands Summer Diary. Bird observations on Anglesey in the Winter months. Large format. Burgundy cloth boards, gilt title to spine. Colour illustrations & b/w sketches throughout. A few small marks to half-title page. Contents otherwise fine. Top edge of text block has minor foxing. Pictorial dustwrapper is slightly faded to spine.
THE PEREGRINE SKETCHBOOK
Written by Robert Gillmor; Derek Ratcliffe. Illustrated by C.F. Tunnicliffe.
Stock no. 1824209
Published by Excellent Press. 1st 1996. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.
Large format. Colour & b/w illustrations. Introduction by Gillmor. Nesting peregrines in Anglesey. ISBN: 1900318024. Minor foxing to top edge of text block else contents fine. Pictorial dustwrapper is slightly grubby.
A charming and vivid account of Tunnicliffe's adventures upon settling in the island of Anglesey. Large format. Red cloth, gilt bird vignette to front cover. Magnificent colour and b/w plates. Board edges lightly rubbed. Text block browned with minor foxing. Contents very nice. Blue pictorial dustwrapper is edge-worn with a few chips and tears, spine browned, rear panel is grubby.