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The Natural History of Insects
1 The Natural History of Insects
London John Murray 1829 Hard Cover Good No Jacket 16mo 
313 pp, 351 pp. Two volumes bound together, Vol I publ. 1829, Vol II publ. 1835. Half-leather, marbled boards. Leather is chipped and worn. Gilt over bands and edging leather. Title on backstrip is "History of Insects" with no author or publisher. No author on title page. Marbled endpapers and all edges are marbled. Foxing to first and last few pages. Pencilled notes and inked names to front flyleaf. Interior clean bar one or two tidy inked notations and a few splotches. Small chips to a few page edges. Black-and-white illustrations throughout. 
Price: 50.00 AUD
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The Naturalist's Bedside Book, 'BB' (Denys Watkins-Pitchford)
2 'BB' (Denys Watkins-Pitchford) The Naturalist's Bedside Book
London Michael Joseph 1980 0718119274 / 9780718119270 First Hard Cover Good + Good + Octavo D.J. Watkins-Pritchford 
192 pp. Very light general and edgewear to unclipped dw; small closed dent on back panel. Light foxing to upper edge of text block. Internally bright, unmarked and well bound. Black-and-white illustrations in the text. Collection of BB's articles for The Shooting Times. 
Price: 45.00 AUD
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Last Chance to See, Adams, Douglas and Mark Carwardine
3 Adams, Douglas and Mark Carwardine Last Chance to See
London Heinemann 1990 0434009245 / 9780434009244 First Hard Cover Very Good Good + Octavo 
208 pp. Very light edgewear to unclipped dw. Yellowing to edges of text block and outer margins. Internally unmarked and solidly bound. Illustrated with colour plates. 
Price: 22.00 AUD
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Planet Zoo: One Hundred Animals We Can't Afford to Lose, Barnes, Simon
4 Barnes, Simon Planet Zoo: One Hundred Animals We Can't Afford to Lose
London Orion 2000 185881488X / 9781858814889 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Quarto Alan Marks 
264 pp. "...presents us with a challenging, at times highly emotive, account of 100 animals threatened by extinction and in need of human help as we enter the new millennium. Each chapter presents us afresh with the knock-on effect of the animal's likely disappearance: how the future of the planet itself ultimately depends on the creatures that live on it. ...Alan Marks's beautiful, detailed watercolours make this a spectacular book to look at." 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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5 Beshlie Traveller's Joy
Great Britain Granada 1980 0246112468 / 9780246112460 First Hard Cover Good+ Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Dustjacket, now protected in archival mylar, is not clipped but has a little general and edgewear. Green cloth boards sunned along the edges. Internally clean and solidly bound. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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6 Bradley Trevor Greive Priceless: The vanishing Beauty of a Fragile Planet
Australia Random House 2002 1740511786 / 9781740511780 First Soft Cover Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Mitsuaki Iwago 
152pp. Numerous colour illustrations. Contains index of animals with species and habitat information. "...shines a bright and beautiful light upon the countless animals sharing our world that are endangered or whose habitats are shrinking." Book and wraps are in excellent condition. 
Price: 22.00 AUD
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7 Butler, Colin G. The World of the Honeybee
London Collins 1962 Reprint Hard Cover Good+ Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
223pp. Number 29 in the series "The New Naturalist - A Survey of British Natural History." Numerous colour and b&w plates. Previous owner's ink inscription to front flyleaf. Page edges lightly yellowed. Boards with light general and edgewear. Dustjacket price-clipped with very light general and edgewear. 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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Aliya: Stories of the Elephants of Sri Lanka, Cannon, Teresa, and Peter Davis. Foreword by Arthur C. Clarke
8 Cannon, Teresa, and Peter Davis. Foreword by Arthur C. Clarke Aliya: Stories of the Elephants of Sri Lanka
Ferntree Gully, Victoria Australia Airavata Press 1995 064621408X / 9780646214085 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Folio 
xii, 179 pp. A little shallow scuffing and creasing to unclipped dj. Shallow scratches to lower (rear) panel. Faint yellowing to upper edge of text block. All else as new. "...(E)xtensively researched and lavishly illustrated. The authors take us from the ancient beliefs through the colonial periods and into modern times." 
Price: 43.00 AUD
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9 Clark, Samuel The Ocean and Its Inhabitants with their Uses to Man
London The Bodley Head 1982 Facsimile Edition Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket Octavo 
Originally published by Darton and Clark, London, 1844. This facsimile edition reproduced from The Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, Toronto Public Library by Holp Shuppan, Publishers, Tokyo 1982. Previous owner's inked name to front pastedown, otherwise as new. Slipcase is Good, with light general wear and sticker residue to the back. Full-page colour illustrations. 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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10 Cousteau, Jean-Michel, & Mose Richards Cousteau's Papua New Guinea Journey
New York Harry N. Abrams 1989 0810931516 / 9780810931510 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Good Folio 
244 pp. Colour photographs throughout. Dustjacket faded towards spine, with light general and edgewear. Dustjacket, now protected in archival mylar, is not clipped. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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11 Cranston, Peter, editor Chironomids: From Genes to Ecosystems
East Melbourne CSIRO 1994 0643056564 / 9780643056565 First Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket Quarto 
vi, 482 pp. A little creasing to lower end of backstrip. Large heavy book, probably not suitable for posting overseas. Will cost $9.00 to ship anywhere in Australia. 
Price: 50.00 AUD
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12 Cunningham, Carol & Berger, Joel Horn of Darkness: Rhinos On the Edge
New York Oxford University 2000 0195138805 / 9780195138801 First Paperback Paperback Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
viii, 246 pp. Very light edgewear, corners very slightly curling. Two or three faint spots to text-block edges. Internally as new. Black-and-white photos. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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13 Darwin, Charles (Abridged & Introduced By Richard E. Leakey The Illustrated Origin of Species
London Faber and Faber 1986 0571145868 / 9780571145867 Reprint Paperback Good Octavo 
240pp. Numerous colour and b&w illustrations, photos and maps/diagrams. "...encompasses both Darwin's final thoughts on the question of evolution and his elegant refutations of the many vigorous arguments put up against it." Internally unmarked, light yellowing to page edges. Wraps with some fading towards spine, as well as some light general and edgewear, mostly at corners. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Charles Darwin's Beagle Diary, Darwin, Charles (Edited by R. D. Keynes)
14 Darwin, Charles (Edited by R. D. Keynes) Charles Darwin's Beagle Diary
Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2001 0521003172 / 9780521003179 First Paperback Paperback Very Good 0ctavo 
xxix, 464 pp. A few shallow dents to edges of text block. Faint yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. References; Biographical Register; Index. "This edition has been revised according to modern standards of transcription, with comprehensive footnotes relating diary entries to the highlights of the geological and zoological observations that Darwin recorded in his field notebooks. Maps, engravings and diagrams taken from Volumes 1 and 2 of the 'Narrative' have been included to further enrich the entries." 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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The Doomsday Book of Animals. A Unique Natural History of Vanished Species., Day, David. Foreword by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
15 Day, David. Foreword by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh The Doomsday Book of Animals. A Unique Natural History of Vanished Species.
London Ebury Press 1981 0 85223 183 0 / 9780852231838 Hard Cover Very Good Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Tim Bramfitt, Peter Hayman, Mick Loates, Maurice Wilson 
288 pp. Edgewear, including chipping, wrinkling, discolouration, to unclipped dw. Faint discolouration and a couple of light splotches to edges of text block. Faint yellowing to outer page margins. Internally unmarked, bright, solidly bound. Colour and b/w illustrations throughout. "David Day documents for the first time the extinction of almost 300 species and subspecies over the last 300 years ... (and) gives a 'waiting list' of 400 critically endangered species which will concern all readers of this immensely valuable book." 
Price: 35.00 AUD
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16 Dorst, Jean South America and Central America: A Natural History
New York Random House / Chanticleer Press 1967 First Hard Cover Very Good + Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" Tall 
298 pp. Dustwrapper, now protected, is not price clipped but is slightly discoloured along the edges.Maps (showing vegetation belts) to endpapers. 259 illustrations, including 101 in colour. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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17 Farrant, Penelope A. Color in Nature: A Visual and Scientific Exploration
London Blandford Press 1999 071372806X / 9780713728064 Reprint Paperback Very Good Folio 
202 pp. Very light general and edgewear to illustrated. Internally bright, unmarked and solidly bound. Over 300 colour photos and diagrams. "...an encyclopedic range of information about the multitude of forms and uses that colour has in our universe.... This book has developed from material Dr Farrant has prepared for lectures to the Colour Society of Australia." 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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A Field Guide to Dinosaurs: The Essential Handbook for Travellers in the Mesozoic, Gee, Henry, & Luis V. Rey
18 Gee, Henry, & Luis V. Rey A Field Guide to Dinosaurs: The Essential Handbook for Travellers in the Mesozoic
London, Sydney Quarto / Allen & Unwin 2003 1865088471 / 9781865088471 Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Quarto Dave Kemp (cladograms) 
144 pp. Light creasing to upper edge of unclipped dj. Light wear to lowr edges of black boards. Internally as new. "Renowned dinosaur artist Luis V. Rey and palaeontologist and writer Henry Gee use up-to-the-minute research findings to paint a vivid picture of the dinosaurs' world. Together they recreate a uniquely lifelike portrayal of dinosaurs, much like naturalists observing living animals in the wild today. Glossary, index. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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19 Geringhoff, Laer (ed.) Nature Photography: animals plants Landscapes
Greven Kilda-Verlag 1986 3-88949-122-7 / 9783889491220 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Landscape Octavo 
160 pp. Small dents to top and bottom of spine. 1986-87 Year Book. 
Price: 22.00 AUD
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20 Gibbons, Bob, Photographer This Green and Pleasant Land: The Wealth and Beauty of Britain's Natural Countryside. In Support of the Royal Society for Nature Conservation
London Hamlyn 1990 0600567737 / 9780600567738 Cloth Very Good Good+ Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
192 pp. DW (now protected) is a little worn and crumpled along the top edge. Introduced by Julian Pettifer, section introductions by Dick Hornby, contributions from Chris Baines, Susan Hampshire, Robert Hardy, Hammond Innes, Simon King, Bill Oddie. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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