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Apes, Angels and Victorians: a joint biography of Darwin & Huxley

By: Irvine, W.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Reader's Union: 1956

Seller ID: 13066

Condition: Good


Some foxing, esp. of jacket. Rear of cover sl. soiled. View more info

Prideaux John Selby: a gentleman naturalist

By: Jackson, Christine E.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: The Spredden Press: 1992

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 9266

ISBN: 1 871739 26 8

Condition: New


A biography of the Newcastle-based ornithologist. viii, 191 pp. View more info

Henry Wellcome

By: James, Robert Rhodes

Price: £8.00

Publisher: John Curtis (Hodder & Stoughton): 1994

Seller ID: 2680

ISBN: 0 340 60617 7

Condition: V.g.


Biography of Henry Solomon Wellcome, founder of the highly successful drugs company Burroughs Wellcome and a spectacularly generous benefactor of charitable causes. View more info

A gardener's testament

By: Jekyll, Gertrude; Francis Jekyll & G.C. Taylor (eds.)

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Antique Collectors' Club: 1937

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 3631

Condition: Good


A selection of Jekyll's garden writings, together with an autobiographical sketch. Spine sunned, no jacket. View more info

The naturalists: pioneers of natural history

By: Jenkins, A.C.

Price: £2.50

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton: 1978

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 19080

ISBN: 0 241 89999 0

Condition: V.g.


Owner's bookplate. 200 pp. View more info

Heart in art: a life in paintings

By: Johnson, P.

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Berne Factum: 2010

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 10088

ISBN: 1903071313

Condition: V.g.


Jacket sl. curled. Inscribed by the author on t.p. xvi, 176 pp. View more info

Gilbert White

By: Johnson, W.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Futura: 1981

Edition: Reprint of John Murray edition of 1928

Seller ID: 15916

ISBN: 0 7088 2067 0

Condition: V.g.


Classic biography. View more info

Gilbert White's journals

By: Johnson, W. (ed.)

Price: £6.00

Publisher: David & Charles: 1970

Edition: 1st edition thus

Seller ID: 20160

ISBN: 0 7153 4888 4

Condition: V.g.


Scarcely used; spine sunned. View more info

The lookers-out of Worcestershire

By: Jones, M.M.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: The Worcestershire Naturalists Club: 1980

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 15528

ISBN: 0 9506939 0 1

Condition: V.g.


A biography focussing on Victorian naturalists based in Worcestershire, such as Edwin Lees. View more info

William Turner: Tudor naturalist, physician and divine

By: Jones, W.R.D.

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Routledge: 1988

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 16292

ISBN: 0 415 00359 8

Condition: Fine


A well-researched biography. View more info

A world of naturalists

By: Kastner, J.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: John Murray: 1978

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 16289

ISBN: 0 7195 3452 6

Condition: V.g.


Jacket in protective cover. View more info

The illustrated Virago book of women gardeners

By: Kellaway, D. (ed.)

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Virago Press: 1995

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 20135

ISBN: 0 316 85247 3

Condition: Fine


With a rather limited selection of already famous women garden writers, the book makes no attempt to reach back into the 18th century where women garden writers were very few in number. It often refers to the plants favoured by particular women gardeners, though it isn't made clear whether it is their gender that determines the selection. Still, Virago deserves credit for being quick off the mark in anthologising what has become a 21st century obsession. The inclusion of Germaine Greer, erstwhile ÒRose BlightÓ of Private Eye, is an interesting choice. View more info

The Lord Treasurer of Botany: Sir James Edward Smith and the Linnaean Collections

By: Kennett, T.

Price: £36.00

Publisher: Linnean Society of London: 2016

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 16757

ISBN: 0993551009

Condition: New


Biography of the founder of the Linnean Society of London, who purchased the collections of Carl Linnaeus and wrote a number of important books on Botany in the early 19th century. View more info

Mein Lebensweg 1886-1944

By: Kiep, Otto Carl

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Lukas Verlag: 2013

Seller ID: 13126

ISBN: 3867321248

Condition: New


Autobiography of a courageous German diplomat whose anti-Nazi sympathies led to his death in 1944. View more info

Women rule the plot

By: King, P.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Duckworth: 1999

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 20136

ISBN: 0 7156 2949 2

Condition: Fine


Scarcely used. View more info

The islander: the man who wanted to be Robinson Crusoe

By: Kingsland, G.

Price: £16.00

Publisher: New English Library: 1984

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 8939

ISBN: 0 450 06068 5

Condition: Fine


Scarcely used. 272 pp. View more info

Charles Kingsley: his letters and memories of his life (2 v.)

By: Kingsley, Mrs (ed.)

Price: £20.00

Publisher: C. Kegan Paul, London: 1878

Edition: 10th edition

Seller ID: 21484

Condition: V.g.


Spines missing, boards detached. Suitable for rebinding. View more info

African trader

By: Kingston, W.H.G.

Price: £24.00

Publisher: Gall & Inglis: n.d. (1895)

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 6579

Condition: Good


Rear fep missing, prize inscription on front pastedown. 128 pp. View more info

Captain Cook: his life, voyages, and discoveries

By: Kingston, W.H.G.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: The Religious Tract Society: n.d. [c. 1900]

Seller ID: 19028

Condition: Fair


One of the plates has been cut out and replaced as a loose insertion. Owner's signature to rear of frontispiece; tissue guard stained but intact. Edge wear to spine. View more info

International Cosmos Prize 1995

By: Kira, Tatuo (prizewinner)

Price: £24.00

Publisher: Commemorative Foundation for the International Garden and Greenery Exposition, Osaka: 1995

Seller ID: 11815

Condition: Fine


Awarded each year since 1990. 87 pp. View more info