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THE NATURAL HISTORY OF POLLINATION (NN 83)
Written by Michael Proctor; Peter Yeo; Andrew Lack.
Stock no. 1816265
Published by Harper Collins. 1st 1996. Fine condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
New Naturalist series no. 83. Colour and b/w photos. Green cloth boards. ISBN: 000219905X. Pictorial dustwrapper is heavily faded to spine (title obliterated) but '83' still good.
New Naturalist No. 77. 14 colour photos and 100 b/w photos and drawings. ISBN: 0002199033. Boards clean and bright. Foxing to top edge of text block else contents fine. Pictorial dustwrapper is faded to spine (as is usual for this series).
New Naturalist No. 79 An outstanding and cohesive account of what is now known of this extraordinary world. Covering the fascination of caves, the cave habitat, limestone caves in Britain and Ireland, cave fauna and flora, cave communities, caves through the Pleistocene and the future of caves. B/w photos. ISBN: 0002199076. Very minor foxing to top edge of text block else a fine copy. Pictorial dustwrapper is faded to spine (as is usual for this series) although '79' is bright.
New Naturalist series no. 69. B/w photos. Describing all those species and amphibians native to Britain and others, once alien to our islands, which have been introduced. ISBN: 0002197065. Light foxing to text block especially top edge (fairly minor). Contents clean. Pictorial dustwrapper has some browning and foxing (especially to verso), is rubbed at top & tail of spine with a few small closed tears. Dustwrapper spine is faded (as is usual with this series) although '69' is bright.
New Naturalist No. 71. 2nd state - light green boards, square spine, originally produced as 500 paperback copies and then turned into hardback. One of the scarcer titles in the series. ISBN: 000219810X. Second state. A few small marks to boards. Foxing to text block especially top edge. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly faded to spine (as is usual with this series).
New Naturalist no. 76. With 21 colour photos and over 150 photos in b/w. ISBN: 0002198843. Wrapper is faded to spine.
Very large format. The first ever full-size facsimile of the greatest English florilegium. Quarter-bound in Nigerian goatskin, cloth sides. Front board printed and blocked with design by David Eccles from 'The Night-Blowing Cereus'. 232 pages with 9 preliminary monochrome plates, 5 preliminary colour plates and 29 flower illustrations. Text printed on felt-marked Modigliani Neve paper and plates printed on Modigliani Insize. Green ribbon marker. Coloured top edges. Book Size: 22.5" x 18.25".Commentary volume by Stephen Harris. Presented in solander box, bound in buckram. 128 pages. 12" x 8.25". Of the Limited edition of 1980 copies only 600 have been bound into book form. Due to the size of this book, if posted, it will need to be sent via courier. This is Copy No. 90. Also contains 2 beautiful colour plates in an envelope - for you to frame! Contained in original slip case that has bumping to a couple of corners and some scuff marks. This is a gorgeous item! This copy would make a wonderful gift. This book is VERY heavy and will be needed to be sent via courier.
THE BIRDS OF PARADISE
Written by Clifford B. Frith; Bruce M. Beehler. Illustrated by William T. Cooper; Michael McGuire.
Stock no. 2124939
Published by Oxford University Press. 1st 1998. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.
Large format. Bird Families of the World Series. Black boards, gilt title to spine. B/w and colour illustrations and photos. ISBN: 0198548532. Light edge-creasing to wrapper.
PELICANS, CORMORANTS AND THEIR RELATIVES (BIRD FAMILIES OF THE WORLD)
Written by J. Bryan Nelson. Illustrated by Andrew Mackay; John Busby.
Stock no. 2124937
Published by Oxford University Press. 1st 2005. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.
Pelecanidae, Sulidae, Phalacrocoracidae, Anhingidae, Fregatidae, Phaethontidae. Colour illustrations by Mackay. Line drawings by Busby. ISBN: 0198577273. Light edge-creasing to wrapper.
THE CUCKOOS (BIRD FAMILIES OF THE WORLD SERIES)
Written by Robert B. Payne. Illustrated by Karen Klitz; John Megahan.
Stock no. 1815977
Published by Oxford University Press. 1st 2005. Fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.
An evolutionary history of the cuckoo family based on molecular genetics, and uses the family tree to explore the origins and diversity of their behaviour. Navy blue cloth boards, silver title to spine. B/w and colour illustrations. xxii and 618 pages including index. ISBN: 0198502133.
RATITES AND TINAMOUS (BIRD FAMILIES OF THE WORLD SERIES)
Written by S.J.J.F. Davies. Illustrated by Michael J. Bamford; Danika Loomes.
Stock no. 1815976
Published by Oxford University Press. 1st 2002. Nearly fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.
The author skillfully evokes the mystery surrounding these flightless birds, drawing out their similarities whilst simultaneously celebrating their individuality. Navy cloth boards, silver title to spine. Colour & b/w illustrations. xxiii and 310 pages. ISBN: 0198549962. Spine slightly cocked.
THE HORNBILLS: BUCEROTIFORMES (BIRD FAMILIES OF THE WORLD SERIES)
Written by Alan Kemp. Illustrated by Martin Woodcock.
Stock no. 1815974
Published by Oxford University Press. 1st 1995. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.
A comprehensive treatment of all 54 species of these fascinating birds found in sub-Saharan Africa, the Indian Subcontinent, and throughout southeast Asia and Indonesia to Papua New Guinea. Navy blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine. B/w & colour illustrations. xv and 302 pages. ISBN: 019857729X. Slight fading to dustwrapper spine.