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Surrey naturalist

By: Parker, Eric

Price: £14.00

Publisher: Robert Hale: 1952

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 10148

Condition: V.g.


Jacket with edge and surface wear; owner's signature and print-through from price label on ffep. viii, 301 pp. View more info

Nature's alchemist: John Parkinson, herbalist to Charles 1

By: Parkinson, Anna

Price: £48.00

Publisher: Frances Lincoln: 2008

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 15720

Condition: As new


Cleverly constructed biography which skates over the gaps in the record, painting a convincing picture of the life of a talented Catholic Lancastrian in London at the turn of the 17th century. 336 pp. View more info

The clere observer: a biography of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek

By: Payne, A.S.

Price: £12.50

Publisher: Macmillan: 1970

Edition: 1st UK edition

Seller ID: 19069

Condition: V.g.


Small tear to jacket, otherwise little used. View more info

Mary Kingsley: light at the heart of darkness

By: Pearce, R.D.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: The Kensall Press: 1990

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 10624

ISBN: 0 946041 61 X

Condition: V.g.


Top edge of jacket tanned. x, 11-174 pp. View more info

Thomas Telford

By: Pearce, R.M.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Shire Publications: 1972

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 17638

ISBN: 0 85263 188 X

Condition: Fine


Scarcely used. View more info

Green laurels: the lives and achievements of the great naturalists

By: Peattie, D.C.

Price: £7.50

Publisher: George G. Harrap: 1937

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 19082

Condition: Good


Light foxing to prelims, fore-edge and index. Owner's bookplate. View more info

The great explorers

By: Pennington, P.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Book Club Associates (Aldus): 1981-1988

Edition: Book Club edition

Seller ID: 19083

Condition: V.g.


Jacket somewhat curled at margins. View more info

The diary of Samuel Pepys (vol. 1 only)

By: Pepys, S.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: J.M. Dent: 1925

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 21489

Condition: V.g.


Spine of jacket frayed. View more info

The King of inventors: a life of Wilkie Collins

By: Peters, C.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Secker & Warburg: 1991

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 19026

ISBN: 0 436 36712 2

Condition: V.g.


An interesting study of a Victorian novelist with a complicated family life. Hint of tanning to top edge, otherwise scarcely used. View more info

Robert George Earl of Plymouth 1857-1923

By: Pettigrew, H.A.; Plymouth, Countess of

Price: £36.00

Publisher: Privately printed at the University Press, Cambridge: 1932

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 21490

Condition: V.g.


Inscribed by the author. Letters from the author's son loosely inserted. View more info

Squire Waterton

By: Phelps, G.

Price: £2.50

Publisher: EP Publishing: 1976

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 19071

ISBN: 0 7158 1196 7

Condition: V.g.


No inscriptions. A tidy copy. View more info

Mistress of Hardwick

By: Plowden, A.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: BBC Publications: 1972

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 17617

ISBN: 0 563 10064 6

Condition: Good


Ex-library copy, but well preserved. View more info

East African plant collectors

By: Polhill, D. & R.

Price: £80.00

Publisher: Kew Publishing: 2015

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 13930

Condition: V.g.


A detailed biographical reference work to the collectors of plants in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, prepared as an adjunct to the Flora of Tropical East Africa. 520 pp. View more info

Jack B. Yeats: a biography

By: Pyle, H.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Andre Deutsch: 1970

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 17914

ISBN: 0 233 98462 3

Condition: Good


Ex-library copy with usual stamps. Occasional pencil underlining. View more info

Charles Cameron: architect to the court of Russia

By: Rae, Isobel

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Elek Books, London: 1971

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 1381

ISBN: 0 236 15423 0

Condition: V.g.


V.g., edges of wrapper sl. worn, boards a little warped. Biography of an architect little feted in his own country but hugely influential in Russia, having been responsible for some of the major buildings at Tsarskoe Selo and Pavlovsk that were commissioned by Empress Catherine II. This account draws heavily on the writings of George Loukomsky, whose own biography of the architect was published in London in 1943, but clarifies some of the mystery surrounding Cameron's early career as a dilettante architectural writer and fair-weather Jacobite. His major book, 'Baths of the Romans' is now extre... View more info

Quakers in science and industry: being an account of the Quaker contributions to science and industry during the 17th and 18th centuries

By: Raistrick, Arthur

Price: £48.00

Publisher: The Bannisdale Press, London: 1950

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 8408

Condition: V.g.


The author was a pioneering geologist, whose anti-war stance placed his career in considerable jeopardy. His achievements in developing accurate methods of correlating coal seams through spore analysis were of huge economic benefit to the mining industry, and foreshadowed modern methods of stratigraphic diagnosis now used routinely in the oil industry. He also devoted much time and energy to adult education. This book also demonstrates his ability as an historian. Almost half the book is devoted to 'Quakers in trade and industry', most of the remainder to 'Science and medicine' with a small fi... View more info

In search of nature

By: Ratcliffe, D.A.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Peregrine Books: 2000

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 13938

ISBN: 0 9536543 1 1

Condition: New


An autobiography covering the early part of Ratcliffe's life. View more info

English naturalists from Neckam to Ray

By: Raven, C.E.

Price: £80.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1947

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 9342

Condition: V.g.


With price-clipped jacket, no inscriptions. x, 379 pp. View more info

John Ray, naturalist

By: Raven, C.E.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1950

Edition: 2nd edition

Seller ID: 16022

Condition: Good


Jacket sl. sunned at spine, price-clipped; ex-library copy with stamps, loan ticket pocket etc. The second edition only differs from the 1942 first edition in having three pages of addenda (pp. 483-5). xx, 506 pp. View more info

Annals of innocence and experience

By: Read, Herbert

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Faber & Faber: 1940

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 10954

Condition: Good


Cover (esp. spine) soiled. Owner's discreet signature. 212 pp. View more info