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Being figures with brief descriptions of 100 new, or rare, or imperfectly known species of ferns, from various parts of the world. Leather spine with gilt titles. 100 colour plates. Spine edges are worn. Corners are bumped. Front and rear joints cracked. Inscription in ink to title page. Some light foxing. Illustrations are bright. Title page detached.
Large format. Green cloth with gilt titles and decorations. Colour title page. A collection of 34 ferns, pressed into the book, with tissue-guards and a full page description for each fern type. Side of spine is split with some fraying. All samples are present, but a few loose (at least 3). Some tissue-guards are creased. An unusual item.
New Naturalist series No. 72. Book Club edition - no price on dustwrapper and no Collins at base of spine. Green cloth. 20 colour photos and over 100 b/w photos and diagrams. ISBN: 0002190206.
FIGURES AND DESCRIPTIONS OF THE PALAEOZOIC FOSSILS OF CORNWALL, DEVON AND WEST SOMERSET
Written by John Phillips.
Stock no. 823434
Published by Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans. 1st 1841. Good condition.
Burgundy cloth, rebacked with matching cloth spine. Leather title label and gilt title to spine. xi + 231 pages. 60 b/w plates. Book: Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Relevant newspaper cutting pasted to front endpaper. Original covers marked. Rear cover dampstained. Inscription in ink to rear free endpaper which is also a damp-damaged. Remainder of contents very good.
New Naturalist No. 90. Green cloth, gilt titles. Colour and b/w photos. ISBN: 0002201410. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper which is very lightly scuffed.
New Naturalist series no. 73. Green cloth. 1800 copies printed. 20 colour photos and over 100 photos and diagrams in b/w. ISBN: 0002191075. Base of spine very lightly bumped. Text block very lightly dusty. Bright pictorial wrapper is a little faded at spine and has a couple of light score marks to either panel. Still an attractive copy.
BUFFON'S NATURAL HISTORY OF BIRDS, FISH, INSECTS, AND REPTILES (5 VOLS)
Written by Comte De Buffon.
Stock no. 819573
Published by H.D. Symonds. 1798. Very good condition.
Embellished with upwards of 200 engravings, 44 b/w plates. Leather spine with dark red title labels and gilt titles and decorations. Spine and cover edges and corners are worn. 1 title label is missing. Page edges are browned. REDUCED FROM Â£440.
New Naturalist No. 86. Colour and b/w photos. ISBN: 0002200813.
FRESHWATER FISHES OF THE BRITISH ISLES (NN 75)
Written by Peter S. Maitland; R. Niall Campbell.
Stock no. 809567
Published by Collins. 1st 1992. As new condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
New Naturalist No. 75 Green cloth, gilt title to spine. 21 colour photos and over 200 b/w photos and diagrams. ISBN to verso of title page is 0002193833 but this is incorrect as this ISBN matches NN No.74 (Ferns). ISBN provided is on verso of dustwrapper of this title. ISBN: 0002193795. REDUCED from Â£620. Wrapper spine lightly faded. Small closed tear (0.25") to top of wrapper rear fold.
Two volumes. Large format. 11 x 9". Full green leather binding with red leather title labels to spines, gilt titles and raised bands. Colour photos. Sponsor/subscriber special deluxe edition limited to 500 copies. ISBN Vol I: 0360001580. ISBN Vol II: 0360001831. Volume One copy No. 109, Volume Two copy No. 89. SIGNED by author. Spine of Vol II has two cracks (3" and 2"). Corners rubbed.
Three volumes. Large format. Colour and b/w photos. Covering all known indigenous species in the Republic of South Africa, South-West Africa, Botswana, Lesotho & Swaziland. Wrappers of Vol 1 and 2 are covered in self-adhesive clear film. In the case of Volume 3 the clear film has been used to stick the wrapper to the book. Books are fine.