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HANDBOOK OF THE MAMMALS OF THE WORLD 2. HOOFED MAMMALS
Written by Don E. Wilson; Russell A. Mittermeier; et al.
Stock no. 1820164
Published by Lynx Edicions. 1st 2011. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

Large format. Heavy volume! Black boards, white titles. Stunning colour photography throughout. Published in association with Conservation International and IUCN. ISBN: 9788496553774. Pictorial dustwrapper is scuffed to rear panel. Else a lovely copy!

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HANDBOOK OF THE MAMMALS OF THE WORLD 1. CARNIVORES
Written by Don E. Wilson; Russell A. Mittermeier; et al.
Stock no. 1820163
Published by Lynx Edicions. 1st 2009. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

Large format. Heavy volume! Black boards, white titles. Stunning colour photography throughout. Published in association with Conservation International and IUCN. ISBN: 9788496553491. Text block slightly grubby. Pictorial dustwrapper is scuffed to rear panel. Else a lovely copy!

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HANDBOOK OF THE MAMMALS OF THE WORLD 6. LAGOMORPHS AND RODENTS I
Written by Don E. Wilson; Thomas E. Lacher; Russell A. Mittermeier; et al.
Stock no. 1820162
Published by Lynx Edicions. 1st 2016. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

Large format. Heavy volume! Black boards, white titles. Stunning colour photography throughout. Published in association with Conservation International and IUCN. ISBN: 9788494189234. Light crease in laminate on front panel of dustwrapper (hardly noticeable). Rear panel of dustwrapper scuffed. Otherwise a lovely copy!

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HANDBOOK OF THE MAMMALS OF THE WORLD 5. MONOTREMES AND MARSUPIALS
Written by Don E. Wilson; Russell A. Mittermeier; et al.
Stock no. 1820161
Published by Lynx Edicions. 1st 2015. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

Large format. Heavy volume! Black boards, white titles. Stunning colour photography throughout. Published in association with Conservation International and IUCN. ISBN: 9788496553996. Dustwrapper is scuffed to rear panel. Else a very nice copy!

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HANDBOOK OF THE MAMMALS OF THE WORLD 3. PRIMATES
Written by Russell A. Mittermeier; Anthony B. Rylands; Don E. Wilson; et al.
Stock no. 1820160
Published by Lynx Edicions. 1st 2013. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

Large format. Heavy volume! Black boards, white titles. Stunning colour photography throughout. Published in association with Conservation International and IUCN. ISBN: 9788496553897. Rear panel of dustwrapper slightly scuffed. Sweet odour present. Otherwise a lovely copy.

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HANDBOOK OF THE MAMMALS OF THE WORLD 4. SEA MAMMALS
Written by Don E. Wilson; Russell A. Mittermeier; et al.
Stock no. 1820159
Published by Lynx Edicions. 1st 2014. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

Large format. Heavy volume! Black boards, white titles. Stunning colour photography throughout. Published in association with Conservation International and IUCN. ISBN: 9788496553934. Pictorial dustwrapper is scuffed to rear panel. Otherwise a lovely copy!

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THE BIRDS OF AFRICA (7 VOLUMES)
Written by Leslie H. Brown; Emil K. Urban; Kenneth Newman; C. Hilary Fry. Illustrated by Martin W. Woodcock; Peter Hayman; Ian Willis.
Stock no. 1820158
Published by Academic Press. 1st 1982. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Large format. Colour and b/w illustrations. The most authorative and comprehensive work ever published on the birds of Africa. Includes full bibliographies, acoustic references and indexes. Volumes I-VII, dated 1982 - 2004 (all 7 volumes are firsts). Edges of boards are rubbed. Text blocks a little grubby. Inscription in ink to front endpaper to volumes I-V. Volume I also has a small yellow price label to front endpaper. Contents are clean. Pictorial dustwrappers are faded to spines (as is usual for this set), and a little creased and scuffed, small nick to top of spine of volume III.

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A HISTORY OF BRITISH BIRDS (4 VOLUMES)
Written by Henry Seebohm.
Stock no. 2133308
Published by R.H. Porter; Dulau & Co.. 1st 1883. Almost very good condition.

With Coloured Illustrations of Their Eggs. Volume 4 is the Plates volume. Green leather spines and corners; green cloth boards. Published between 1883 and 1885. All spines have faded to brown, with wear. Bumping to corners. Some browning also to corners of a couple of volumes. Heavy bump along top edge of Volume 1. Bookplates to front pastedowns of all volumes. Foxing throughout; more minimal to plates volume. Some margin marks/annotations.

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A HISTORY OF BRITISH MOLLUSCA, AND THEIR SHELLS (4 VOLUMES)
Written by Edward Forbes; Sylvanus Hanley.
Stock no. 2133307
Published by John Van Voorst. 1st 1853. Almost very good condition.

Leather spines and corners. Maroon title blocks to spines, gilt titles. Marbled outer page edges and endpapers. 203 hand-coloured plates. Bookplates of 'The Wheelton hind Collection 1920' to front pastedown of each book. Rear join at rear of Volume 1 (on outside); leather has split, but still holding together well. Some scuffs and chips of leather spines and corners. Foxing to prelims of books; some margin marks; page browning. Hand-coloured illustrations are still nice and bright.

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HANDBOOK OF THE BIRDS OF EUROPE THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA (9 VOLUMES)
Written by Stanley Cramp. Illustrated by Paul Barruel; Robert Gillmor; Peter Hayman; Peter Scott; et al..
Stock no. 2133255
Published by Oxford University Press. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Blue cloth. Packed with colour and b/w illustrations. Taking account of the great advances made in ornithological knowledge in recent years. A detailed and authoritative work. Large format. Books are first editions, except for the following: Vol 1 - Reprint 1986; Vol. 2 - Reprint 1987; Vol. 3 - Reprint 1990 and Vol. 4 = Reprint 1989. Some foxspots to outer page edges of volumes. Wrapper spines are all faded. Edge-chips and small tears to a couple of volumes (including Volume IV). Edge creasing to wrappers. Some marks to outer page edges of books; odd mark to cover - but overall still a very good set!!

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THE HANDBOOK OF BRITISH BIRDS VOLUMES I - V
Written by H.F. Witherby; F.C.R. Jourdain; Norman F. Ticehurst; Norman W. Tucker.
Stock no. 2133254
Published by H.F. & G. Witherby Ltd.. 1949. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Blue cloth. Gilt titles. 5 Volumes of The Handbook of British Birds. Volume 1 details Crows to Flycatchers: Volume II details Warblers to Owls: Volume III details Hawks to Ducks: Volume IV details Cormorants to Crane: Volume V details Terns to Game-Birds. Each Volume contains coloured & b/w plates, text figures & maps. Each plate is accompanied by detail on habitat, field-characters and general habits, voice, display & posturing, breeding, food, distribution, migrations, description with 2 additional sections. Wear and some spotting to cover edges. Inscriptions in ink to front endpapers of all volumes. Foxing to outer page edges and some margins of all volumes. Wrappers are browned to spines, with varying degrees of chipping and small tears with loss; also foxed.

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EXTINCT MONSTERS
Written by H.N. Hutchinson. Illustrated by J. Smit; et al..
Stock no. 2133150
Published by Chapman & Dodd Ltd.. 1st 1892. Almost very good condition.

A Popular Account of Some of the Larger Forms of Ancient Animal Life. Describing the lost creations of the old world, clothing their dry bones with flesh and suggesting backgrounds such as are indicated by the discoveries of geology. Dark green cloth, gilt title to spine and vignette to front cover. 24 b/w plates and 38 text illustrations. 254 pages includes index. All plates present. Spine and corners bumped and slightly worn. A few light marks to covers. Remains of small label on front pastedown. 3 lines of pencil text to half-title and a few pages with pencil annotations. Name in ink to top of title page. Prelims foxed and foxspots to contents mainly to page and plate margins.

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