Category: Biographies


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John James Audubon

By: Adams, A.B.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Putnam: 1966

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 16288

Slight edge wear to jacket. Fore-edge untrimmed. View more info

David A. Webb Memorial Issue

By: Akeroyd, J.R. et al. (eds.)

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Botanical Society of the British Isles: 1996

Edition: Watsonia vol. 21 part 1

Seller ID: 16401

Contains the obituary and bibliography of David Allardyce Webb (1912-1994), Irish botanist and co-founder of Flora Europaea, along with some papers from a conference held posthumously in his honour. 154, (6) pp. View more info

Lyrics and prose of Edward Lear: a book of bosh

By: Alderson, B.

Price: £1.00

Publisher: Puffin: 1975

Edition: 1st edition thus

Seller ID: 19044

Cover creased, pages tanned. View more info

The naturalist in Britain: a social history

By: Allen, David Elliston

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Pelican Books: 1978

Seller ID: 10183

V.g., owners' signature inside front cover, usual browning of paper but showing few signs of wear. xi + 292 pp., 8 pages of monochrome plates. Paperback reissue of book first published in 1976 by Allen Lane. Eric Korn, quoted on the back cover, wrote in TLS: David Elliston Allen's original and scholarly book ... is dense with picturesque detail, rich in correlation with social, artistic and technical trends ... he has taken the idea of natural history and produced the na... View more info

Naturalists and society: the culture of natural history in Britain, 1700-1900

By: Allen, David Elliston

Price: £72.00

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing: 2001

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 16200

Scarcely used. View more info

The third and fourth generation (2 vols.)

By: Allwood, M.C.

Price: £16.00

Publisher: The author, Wivelsfield Green: 1940

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 17613

No inscriptions. Corners bumped, otherwise little used. View more info

Eug¬Źne Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc 1814-1879

By: anon.

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Academy Editions: 1980

Seller ID: 13552

Ex-library copy with usual stamps etc. A scarce centennial memoir with several scholarly articles, including some by the subject of the memoir. View more info

Poacher's pie

By: Archer, F.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Isis Large Print: 1976

Edition: Large Print Edition

Seller ID: 17614

Scarcely used. View more info

Regards, Rodeo: the mariner dog of Cassis

By: Armstrong, Alan (text); Armstrong, Martha (illustrations)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: J.N. Townsend, Exeter, N.H.: 1999

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 1382

Nearly new; reviewed by Robert Herbert on rear cover: In the guise of letters exchanged between two very observant dogs, Alan Armstrong has written a delightful dialogue between Cassis on the Mediterranean coast and Hatfield, a village by the Connecticut river in Massachusetts. Having accompanied his artist wife to Cassis for several months, Armstrong, surely one of the most talented animal lovers ever to put paw to paper, charmed his way into the company of local reside... View more info

Fifty years of my life in the world of sport at home and abroad (2 vols.)

By: Astley, Sir J.D.

Price: £32.00

Publisher: Hurst & Blackett: 1894

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 16791

2 vols. Some pages uncut. Corners bumped, spines lightly sunned, but overall a nice set. (SamCam is one of his descendents, for those who care about such things). View more info

Life on air: memoirs of a broadcaster

By: Attenborough, D.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: BBC Books: 2002

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 14545

Little used. View more info

The letters of Ludwig Leichhardt (3 vols.)

By: Aurousseau, M.

Price: £24.00

Publisher: Hakluyt Society / Cambridge U.P.: 1968

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 11818

Little used; jacket almost intact. View more info

The life and correspondence of William and Alice Ellis of Airton

By: Backhouse, James

Price: £95.00

Publisher: Philadelphia: Henry Longstreth: 1850

Edition: 2nd edition, revised and corrected

Seller ID: 6386

The rare Philadelphia edition. Ex-library copy with bookplates of Friends' Library at Rose Street and New York Monthly Meeting library; discreet labels on spine, no other ownership marks. Bound in full leather (worn at corners) with scarcely raised bands delineated in gilt, with gilt title on spine. Mild foxing to extremities and occasionally within. Frontispiece of Friends' Meeting House at Airton, West Yorkshire by A. Kollner of Philadelphia. x, 334 pp. View more info

Charles Lyell (British Men of Science)

By: Bailey, E.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Nelson: 1962

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 14553

Jacket price-clipped. View more info

Never sing louder than lovely

By: Bailey, I.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Hutchinson: 1983

Edition: Reprint of 1982 edition

Seller ID: 17615

Ex-library copy. Jacket with protective cover. View more info

John Ray (1627-1705), Essex naturalist

By: Baldwin, S.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Baldwin's Books: 1986

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 13861

No inscriptions; a tidy copy. 80 pp. View more info

Water Beetles and other things: half a century's work

By: Balfour-Browne, Frank

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Dumfries: Blacklock, Farries & Sons: 1959

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 7359

A little used copy in sl. soiled jacket. View more info

Pocahontas and her world

By: Barbour, P.L.

Price: £2.50

Publisher: Robert Hale, London: 1971

Edition: 1st UK edition

Seller ID: 19058

Biography of a native American who married an English settler and travelled to England. View more info

Arthur & George

By: Barnes, Julian

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape: 2005

Edition: 1st edition, 4th impression

Seller ID: 4554

As new, lacking only the jacket. 360 pp. The strange story of Arthur Conan Doyle and some 'menacing and obscene letters'. View more info

A curious life for a lady: the story of Isabella Bird, traveller extraordinary

By: Barr, P.

Price: £1.00

Publisher: Penguin: 1985

Edition: Reissue of 1970 Macmillan edition

Seller ID: 19014

Well-used ex-library copy. View more info