NATURAL HISTORY GENERAL
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The author attempts to bring up a cheetah cub as a domestic pet right in the centre of busy city life. Black boards, gilt title to spine. 160 pages. B/w photos. Slight bumping to spine, corners and cover edges. Contents clean. Dustwrapper is slightly edge worn and a little grubby to rear panel.
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. Still in original shrinkwrap which is split to vertical end. This copy would make a wonderful gift.
ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES: BY MEANS OF NATURAL SELECTION
Written by Charles Darwin; Richard Keynes.
Stock no. 1826094
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 2006. Nearly fine condition.
Brown pictorial cloth with gilt titles and decorations. Colour illustrations. xxxi + 415 pages. With an introduction by Keynes. A lovely copy contained in publisher's slipcase with some minor scuffing.
THE PRINCETON FIELD GUIDE TO PREHISTORIC MAMMALS
Written by Donald R. Prothero. Illustrated by Mary Persis Williams.
Stock no. 1826068
Published by Princeton University Press. Circa 2017. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.
Guidebook to hundreds of extinct species, from saber-toothed cats to giant mammoths. Large format. Blue cloth boardes, silver title to spine. Colour photos & illustrations. B/w sketches. ISBN: 9780691156828. 4th printing. A lovely copy.
WILD FELL: FIGHTING FOR NATURE ON A LAKE DISTRICT HILL FARM
Written by Lee Schofield. Illustrated by Bob Venables.
Stock no. 1826023
Published by Doubleday. 1st 2022. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.
A story of nature in recovery and also of the author's personal connection to the place, and the highs and lows of working for nature amid fierce opposition. Grey mottled paper boards, blue foil title to spine. B/w sketches. ISBN: 9780857527752. Top edge of text block lightly browned. Contents clean. Pictorial dustwrapper is bright and clean.
SARAH STONE: NATURAL CURIOSITIES FROM THE NEW WORLDS (ART OF NATURE)
Written by Christine E. Jackson. Illustrated by Sarah Stone.
Stock no. 1825865
Published by Merrell Holberton Publishers; Natural History Museum. 1st 1998. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.
From about 1777 the talented watercolourist Sarah Stone was employed by the entrepreneur Sir Ashton Lever to record the contents of his extraordinary private museum. This consisted of specimens and ethnographic material being brought back by British expeditions to Australia, the Americas, Africa and the Far East. The Lever Museum was tragically dispersed in 1806, and most of its zoological specimens have been lost. Large format. Green cloth boards, gilt title to spine. Colour & b/w illustrations. ISBN: 185894063X. A lovely copy.
THE LIFE OF A SCOTCH NATURALIST: THOMAS EDWARD ASSOCIATE OF THE LINEAN SOCIETY
Written by Samuel Smiles. Illustrated by George Reid.
Stock no. 1825647
Published by John Murray. 1905. Almost very good condition.
Popular Edition. Blue calf leather boards, 5 raised bands to spine, red title label and gilt title to spine. Marbled endpapers and text block. B/w plates and illustrations to text pages. Top of spine rubbed & worn. A few marks to rear board. Rugby School crest in gilt to front board. Large bookplate to front pastedown. Scattered foxing throughout. Binding is tight.
Inluding Cumberland and Westmorland with Lancashire North of the Sands. A facsimile of the 1892 1st edition originally published by David Douglas. A few b/w illustrations. Folding map to rear. ISBN: 0856090085. A nice, clean copy.
CONQUERING NATURE IN SPAIN AND ITS EMPIRE 1750-1850 (STUDIES IN IMPERIALISM)
Written by Helen Cowie.
Stock no. 1825211
Published by Manchester University Press. 1st 2011. Nearly fine condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
Between 1750 and 1850, Spain made a concerted effort to survey, catalogue and exploit the natural productions of its overseas possessions, arranging a series of scientific expeditions, and cultivating and displaying American fauna and flora in metropolitan gardens and museums. This book assesses the cultural significance of natural history in the Hispanic World, exploring the figurative and utilitarian value with which eighteenth-century spaniards invested natural objects - from globetrotting elephants to three-legged chickens - and considering how the creation, legitimisation and dissemination of scientific knowledge reflected broader questions of imperial power and national identity... Red cloth boards, gilt title to spine. A few b/w illustrations. ISBN: 9780719084935. Text block very slightly grubby. Dustwrapper lightly faded to spine and lightly rubbed at corners, a little grubby to rear panel.
SNAKES OF ARABIA: A FIELD GUIDE TO THE SNAKES OF THE ARABIAN PENINSULA AND ITS SHORES
Written by Damien Egan. Illustrated by Damien Egan.
Stock no. 1825194
Published by Motivate Publishing. 1st 2007. Very good condition.
Arabian Heritage Guides. An indispensable snake field guide. Card wraps. Colour photos and illustrations. ISBN: 9781860632396. Card covers rubbed at corners and top & tail of spine. Covers scuffed. Text block lightly browned. Has been read but is clean.
MEDIEVAL ANIMALS ON THE MOVE BETWEEN BODY AND MIND
Written by Laszlo Bartosiewicz; Alice M. Choyke.
Stock no. 1324955
Published by Palgrave Macmillan. Slightly better than very good condition.
Investigating relations between humans and animals over several centuries with focus on the Middle Ages. Glazed boards. ISBN: 9783030638870. Minimal bumping to corners. Still in original shrinkwrap.
JOHANN REINHOLD FORSTER AND THE MAKING OF NATURAL HISTORY ON COOK'S SECOND VOYAGE, 1772-1775
Written by Anne Mariss.
Stock no. 1324943
Published by Lexington Books. 1st 2019. Slightly better than very good condition.
A historical reappraisal of Forster's scientific performance as a leading naturalist of his time. Glazed pictorial boards. 229 pages. Printed by Lightning Source UK Ltd. ISBN: 9781498556149. Slight bumping to spine and corners and a tiny dent to top edge of rear cover. Contents fine.