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FALCONRY AND HAWKING
Written by Phillip Glasier.
Stock no. 2132664
Published by B.T. Batsford. 1991. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

2nd edition. Covering all aspects of the sport, with chapters on: history, the birds themselves, training, housing, tools and equipment, equipment to be fitted to the bird, hoods and hooding, handling the new arrival, condition, manning and early training, flying free and getting fit, flying falcons out of the hood, flying short-wings, merlins, game hawking, moulting, imping and coping, lost hawks, hack and hacking back, dogs for hawking and making hoods, bells, bags and gloves. Blue boards, gilt title to spine. Colour and b/w photos. Colour illustrations. 352 pages including index. ISBN: 0713455551. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Some foxspots to outer page edges. Wrapper is price-cut with edge-creasing; repaired closed tear to top of spine.

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THE NAMING OF NAMES: THE SEARCH FOR ORDER IN THE WORLD OF PLANTS
Written by Anna Pavord.
Stock no. 2132660
Published by The Bloomsbury Publishing Co. Ltd.. 1st 2005. Nearly fine condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

Large format. Maroon boards, black title to spine. Illustrated in full colour, this book gives a compelling insight into a world full of intrigue and intensely competitive egos. ISBN: 0747579520. A few small knocks along cover edges. Wrapper has light edge-creasing.

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TREES AND THE ENGLISH LANDSCAPE
Written by Paul Edwards.
Stock no. 2132659
Published by G. Bell & Sons Ltd.. 1st 1962. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Large format. Green cloth with gilt title to spine, vignette to front cover. B/w illustrations. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. Wrapper is price-cut with edge-tears and chips; a little loss; some browning.

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THE INGENIOUS MR FAIRCHILD THE FORGOTTEN FATHER OF THE FLOWER GARDEN
Written by Michael Leapman.
Stock no. 2132657
Published by Headline. Circa 2000. Fine condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

Green boards, gilt title to spine. Colour and b/w photos and illustrations. ISBN: 0747273596. Light edge-creasing to wrapper. 2nd printing.

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BRITISH WARBLERS (NN 71)
Written by Eric Simms. Illustrated by Ian Wallace.
Stock no. 1819137
Published by Collins. 1st 1985. Nearly fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.

New Naturalist No. 71. Green cloth, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. One of the rarest New Naturalists with 725 copies printed (1st state). ISBN: 000219810X. SIGNED by Robert Gillmor (jacket design) and Ian Wallace (colour illustrations) to front flap of dustwrapper. This is a first edition, first state with publisher's protective "duraseal" cover to dustwrapper. Faint indentation to lower edge of prelims. Foxing to top edge of text block. This copy would make a wonderful gift!

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THE BARN OWL
Written by Colin Shawyer.
Stock no. 1819113
Published by Arlequin Press. 1st 1998. Fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.

A monograph. Brown boards, gilt title to spine. Colour plates & b/w illustrations. ISBN: 1900159708.

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THE NATURAL HISTORY OF SELBORNE
Written by Gilbert White; Keith Thomas.
Stock no. 1819095
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 brown slipcase with gilt title to one side and which is scuffed and has a few small marks.

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BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS
Written by Stuart McNeill. Illustrated by Christian Sepp; Jan Christiaan Sepp.
Stock no. 1819072
Published by Michael Joseph. 1st 1978. Fine condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Printed on light brown paper. Colour illustrations. 234 pages. ISBN: 0718116887. Pictorial dustwrapper is unevenly faded and browned, a little grubby.

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DAINTREE: WHERE THE FOREST MEETS THE REEF
Written by Rupert Russell.
Stock no. 1819036
Published by Kevin Weldon And Associates Pty Ltd; The Australian Conservation Foundation. 1986. Nearly fine condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Daintree, Australia, where coastal rainforest meets the sea. The tropical rainforests of Daintree are in danger from developers... Large format. Green glazed pictorial boards. Colour photos. ISBN: 0949708127. Name in ink to half-title page. Pictorial dustwrapper is faded to spine.

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THE ISLES OF SCILLY (NN 103)
Written by Rosemary Parslow.
Stock no. 1818978
Published by Collins. Circa 2007. Fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.

New Naturalist series. Colour photos. ISBN: 9780002201506. Still in original shrinkwrap. This copy would make a wonderful gift.

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THE MAN WHO LOVES GIANTS
Written by David Shepherd. Illustrated by David Shepherd.
Stock no. 2132145
Published by David & Charles. 1975. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

An artist among elephants and engines. David Shepherd's Autobiography. Blue boards, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations, colour plates. 164 pages. ISBN: 0715370529. Browning to cover edges. Page edge browning.

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THE OBSERVER'S BOOK OF CATERPILLARS
Written by D.J. Carter. Illustrated by Gordon Riley.
Stock no. 2132059
Published by Frederick Warne. 1st 1979. Nearly fine condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

Observer Series No. 79. With 226 colour illustrations and 17 b/w drawings. Small format. Dark green boards, white titles. ISBN: 0723215928. Small knock to base of spine. Wrapper is price-cut with some uneven browning.

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