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HANDBOOK OF THE BIRDS OF THE WORLD VOLUME 5: BARN-OWLS TO HUMMINGBIRDS
Written by Josep Del Hoyo; Andrew Elliott; Jordi Sargatal. Illustrated by Richard Allen; Norman Arlott; et al..
Stock no. 1814452
Published by Lynx Edicions. 1st 1999. Nearly fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.

Large format. Burgundy cloth boards with gilt titles. Colour plates, photos and distribution maps. 759 pages including index. ISBN: 8487334253. Text block slightly grubby. A few very minor marks to boards. Dustwrapper in fine condition.

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HANDBOOK OF THE BIRDS OF THE WORLD VOLUME 6: MOUSEBIRDS TO HORNBILLS
Written by Josep Del Hoyo; Andrew Elliott; Jordi Sargatal; et al. Illustrated by Norman Arlott; Hilary Burn; Francesc Jutglar; et al..
Stock no. 1814429
Published by Lynx Edicions. 1st 2001. Fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.

Large format. Burgundy cloth boards, gilt titles. Colour photos, plates and distribution maps. 589 pages including index. ISBN: 848733430X. This copy would make a wonderful gift.

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HANDBOOK OF THE BIRDS OF THE WORLD VOLUME 10: CUCKOO-SHRIKES TO THRUSHES
Written by Josep Del Hoyo; Andrew Elliott; David Christie; et al. Illustrated by Norman Arlott; Hilary Burn; John Cox; et al..
Stock no. 1814428
Published by Lynx Edicions. 1st 2005. Fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.

Large format. Burgundy cloth boards, gilt titles. Colour plates, photographs and distribution maps. 895 pages including index. ISBN: 8487334725. This copy would make a wonderful gift.

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A FLORA OF SUFFOLK
Written by Martin Sanford; Richard Fisk.
Stock no. 1609625
Published by D.K. & M.N. Sandford. 1st 2010. Nearly fine condition.

Large format. Glazed pictorial boards. 549 pages. Colour illustrations, and distribution maps. ISBN: 9780956458407. A clean, bright copy.

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DARK ESTUARY
Written by BB. Illustrated by BB.
Stock no. 2122674
Published by Hollis & Carter. 1st 1953. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

A source of abiding delight to all those who love wildfowl and the lonely firths of Scotland. Burgundy boards, gilt title to spine. 15 glorious colour plates plus b/w drawings. SIGNED by author to dedication page. Light bumping and wear to spine and corners. A few marks with a little scuffing to covers. Pale foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. Wrapper is browned to spine, with edge-tears and chips; some repairs; only a little loss. Wrapper also has some grubby marks.

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THE TEMPLE OF FLORA
Written by Stephen Harris. Illustrated by Robert Thornton.
Stock no. 1812676
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 2008. Fine condition.

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. Includes 2 loosely inserted prints 'for you to frame'. Copy No. 7. Contained in original packaging from the Folio Society: polystyrene (a little loss and reinforced/repaired with brown tape) and cardboard box. This copy would make a wonderful gift.

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THE SURINAM ALBUM
Written by Julie Harvey. Illustrated by Maria Sybylla Merian.
Stock no. 1812675
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 2006. Nearly fine condition.

Facsimile edition with introductory booklet in custom made clamshell box. 91 watercolour facsimiles from the Maria Sibylla Merian Collection in the British Museum. Maria Sibylla Merian was one of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries' great painters of plants and animals. Limited edition of 1000. A sturdy inner panel holds the commentary volume underneath. This is bound in green cloth and printed on high-quality white laid paper. Julie Harvey of the Entomology Library at the Natural History Museum has written a fascinating introduction to Merian's work, setting it in context and providing an overview of her life and times. Due to the size of this book, if posted, it will need to be sent via courier. Small scuff mark to top of rear board (minor). Else a beautiful copy. Copy No. 16 of 1000. Clam shell case is in fine condition. Contained in original packaging from the Folio Society - polystyrene (reinforced and repaired with brown tape) and cardboard box. This copy would make a wonderful gift.

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ILLUSTRATED INDEX OF BRITISH SHELLS
Written by G.B. Sowerby. Illustrated by G.B. Sowerby.
Stock no. 1208607
Published by Simpkin, Marshall & Co.. 2nd 1887. Almost very good condition.

Containing Figures Of All The Recent Species, With Names and Other Information. Habits and localities, range of depth of marine species and comparative abundance. Second edition, revised and enlarged. 26 tissue-guarded hand-coloured plates depicting 668 species. Red cloth, gilt title to front cover, embossed decorative borders to covers. All edges gilt. Spine and corners bumped and worn with small tear in cloth at base of spine. Covers darkened at edges and on spine. Front hinge cracked. Inscription in ink on verso of front endpaper. All plates present. One tissue guard detached. Foxing to tissue guards. Plates clean except for a very few which have minor foxing at the edges. A bright copy.

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ILLUSTRATED INDEX OF BRITISH SHELLS
Written by G.B. Sowerby. Illustrated by G.B. Sowerby.
Stock no. 1208605
Published by Simpkin, Marshall & Co.. 1st 1859. Very good condition.

Containing Figures Of All The Recent Species, With Names and Other Information. Habits and localities, range of depth of marine species and comparative abundance. 24 tissue-guarded hand-coloured plates depicting 600 species. Brown cloth, gilt title to spine, gilt borders to covers. All edges gilt. Spine and corners bumped. Covers scuffed. Small label to bottom of spine. Ex-lib but with just one small library stamp on title page and small date stamp on rear pastedown. A few pencil marking to front endpapers plus a mark from possible label removal. All plates present. Occasional small foxspots but overall contents are beautifully bright and clean.

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BRITISH BATS (NN 93)
Written by John Altringham.
Stock no. 1607801
Published by Collins. 1st 2003. Nearly fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.

New Naturalist series 93. Colour and b/w photos. ISBN: 0002201402. Bumping at top of spine. Slight creasing to edge of wrapper. A clean bright copy.

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FERNS (NN 74)
Written by Christopher N. Page.
Stock no. 2116225
Published by Collins. 1st 1988. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

New Naturalist No. 74. Green cloth, gilt title to spine. 21 colour photos and over 160 photos and diagrams in b/w. ISBN: 0002193833. Wrapper spine is faded; some light edge-creasing.

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BRITISH LARKS, PIPITS AND WAGTAILS (NN78)
Written by Eric Simms.
Stock no. 2116224
Published by Collins. 1st 1992. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

New Naturalist No. 78 Four colour plates and over 200 b/w photos and drawings. ISBN: 0002198711. Wrapper is edge-creased, with a vertical crease to spine.

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