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WILD FLOWERS
Written by Paxton Chadwick. Illustrated by Paxton Chadwick.
Stock no. 2131936
Published by Penguin. Circa 1953. Very good condition.

Puffin Picture Book No. 81. Oblong format. Colour illustrations. Paperwraps. Some creasing to corners. Foxing and browning to covers.

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DAVID SHEPHERD THE MAN AND HIS PAINTINGS
Written by David Shepherd. Illustrated by David Shepherd.
Stock no. 1818685
Published by David & Charles. 1st 1985. Fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.

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.

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THE NATURAL HISTORY OF SELBORNE
Written by Gilbert White; Keith Thomas.
Stock no. 1818659
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 2009. Fine condition.

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.

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HAMPSHIRE DAYS
Written by W.H. Hudson.
Stock no. 1818647
Published by J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd.. Circa 1923. Very good condition.

Blue cloth boards, gilt title to spine, blind vignette to front. Light rubbing to board edges. Endpapers browned, some foxing present.

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MOUNTAIN AND MOORLAND BIRDS
Written by R.B. Talbot Kelly. Illustrated by R.B. Talbot Kelly.
Stock no. 1818588
Published by Penguin. 1st 1947. Nearly fine condition.

Colour pictorial paperwraps. Colour lithographs and b/w drawings. Puffin Picture Book No.65. Staples rusted and slightly bleeding.

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LIFE
Written by Richard Fortey.
Stock no. 1818536
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 2008. Fine condition.

An Unauthorised Biography. A Natural History of the First Four Thousand Million Years of Life on Earth. Large format. Green cloth boards, gilt title to spine, gilt & peach floral design to front. Colour endpapers showing fish fossils. Colour photos throughout. Contained in publishers orange pictorial slipcase in very good condition, small split to either side of one open edge.

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MANKA THE SKY GIPSY
Written by BB. Illustrated by BB.
Stock no. 1818531
Published by Eyre & Spottiswoode. 1941. Good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

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.

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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.

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THE NATURALIST'S BEDSIDE BOOK
Written by BB. Illustrated by BB.
Stock no. 1818523
Published by Michael Joseph. 1st 1980. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

A book with a sporting flavour but mostly concerned with the secret life in wood and field. Green boards. B/w wood engravings. ISBN: 0718119274. Paperclip indentation to top edge of front endpaper.

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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.

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BIRDS OF THE WAYSIDE AND WOODLAND
Written by T.A. Coward; Enid Blyton.
Stock no. 1818427
Published by Frederick Warne & Co Ltd.. 1st thus 1936. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

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.

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TOADSTOOLS AND MUSHROOMS OF THE COUNTRYSIDE
Written by Edward Step.
Stock no. 1818395
Published by Hutchinson & Co.. Circa 1958. Very good condition.

A Pocket Guide to the Larger Fungi. Blue cloth boards, gilt titles and vignette to front. Plain endpapers. 8 colour plates and 132 b/w photos. xvi & 143 pages plus 6 pages publisher adverts to rear. Light bubbling of cloth to front board, lower corner. Text block a little browned. Small name & date in ink to front endpaper. A few scattered foxspots.

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