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Collins New Naturalist series. Cream boards, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations. xxii and 391 pages. ISBN: 187063019X. Wrapper is faded to spine with a few small nicks/chips along edges.
A facsimile set of volumes 1-10 contained in sturdy slipcase. Volumes are: Butterflies; British Game; London's Natural History; Britain's Structure & Scenery; Wild Flowers; Natural History in the Highlands and Islands; Mushrooms and Toadstools; Insect Natural History; A Country Parish; British Plant Life. 10 volumes in lovely condition contained in publisher's slipcase which is just lightly rubbed.
New Naturalist No. 85. Colour and b/w photos. Green cloth boards. ISBN: 0002200740. Dustwrapper spine is lightly faded (as is normal), a few light creases.
New Naturalist Monograph series. Perhaps the most engaging of all our wild animals, an account of the mole's natural history written with charm and clarity. Green cloth. 18 b/w photos and 35 text figures. 159 pages includes index. ISBN: 0002131455. Light fading to boards following the design of the dustwrapper. Text block lightly browned. Price-cut dustwrapper is slightly grubby.
New Naturalist series. Colour photos. Green buckram, gilt title to spine. ISBN: 0002201526. Some pencil underlining to text, with annotation/writing to front wrapper flap - this has been used as a textbook. Marks to outer page edges. Wrapper is edge-creased with some nicks.
The 100th volume in the New Naturalist series. Leather bound edition to mark the 100th volume of the New Naturalist Library. Limited to 100 copies. All edges gilt. ISBN: 0007202431. SIGNED by author to special bookplate stuck to front endpaper. This is Copy No. 33. Slip case is still very good indeed - has a few marks.
The first New Naturalist Monograph on a single species of bird. 11 b/w photographs taken by the author. Learned bibliography supports this splendid study. 26 paintings by Edward Bradbury. 4 line drawings and 4 maps. Some fading to spine. Pale foxing/browning to endpapers and outer page edges. Wrapper has some edge-creasing and a few marks.
New Naturalist Monograph series. B/w photos. Trout anatomy, physiology, distribution and food, the effects of climate, water chemistry, human and other predators, their growth and weight, how to assess their age and condition. Uneven fading (offsetting from wrapper) to covers. Some page browning. Wrapper has been covered with clear adhesive film; some browning and a few marks.
New Naturalist Monograph series no. 17. Green cloth, gilt title to spine. Colour frontis, 6 b/w photos plus line drawings and diagrams. Bumping to top and tail of spine. Pale foxing/browning to endpapers and outer page edges. Wrapper is browned to spine with a few foxspots; closed tear to one corner.
New Naturalist Monograph no. 2. Green buckram cloth. 16 b/w plates. 20 maps & diagrams. Coloured photographic frontispiece. For five years during the Second World War, the author, an Oxford Scholar, was a prisoner of war. During this period, he undertook a study of the Redstart, which, in Europe, appears to favour the surroundings of human habitation. This book is a New Naturalist Monograph, being deemed by the Editors of New Naturalist, as an important study of a single species. Covers are unevenly faded. Bookplate to front pastedown. Light foxing to endpapers and outer page edges; some page edge browning. Wrapper is covered with clear plastic, stuck at edges to verso (by Publisher). Wrapper is also browned with some foxing.
Green cloth, gilt titles. B/w photos. New Naturalist Monograph no. 5. A few pale marks to boards, gilt title is dull. Front pastedown has evidence of a damp stain (spillage?). Text block browned. Contents crinkled as if from damp but no staining except the front pastedown. Pictorial dustwrapper is strengthened to verso with brown paper at folds, a few grubby marks especially to rear panel, spine is browned and repaired to top where a small piece of loss has occurred.
New Naturalist Monograph no. 16. 27 b/w plates. 24 diagrams. A study of the salmon's life stages. Detailed sections on spawning and homing, and a most interesting conclusion by the eminent author that salmon do not feed in fresh water. This raises an interesting question for those who indulge in fly-fishing! This book beautifully describes the strange and mysterious life history of the salmon. ISBN: 000213201X. A few light marks to boards. Text block browned. Name & year in red ink to front endpaper. Contents are lightly browned. Pictorial dustwrapper is strengthened at spine and flap folds on verso with now yellowed tape (not visible to front), spine & corners lightly rubbed, rear panel slightly grubby. Overall a nice looking dustwrapper from the front.