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Life of St Columba

By: Abomn‡n of Iona; Sharpe, R. (tr.)

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1991

Edition: New edition

Seller ID: 22897

ISBN: 0 14 044462 9

Condition: V.g.

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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

ISBN: 0 14 030665 X

Condition: Good

Cover creased, pages tanned. 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

ISBN: 0 86078 863 6

Condition: Fine

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The botanists: a history of the Botanical Society of the British Isls through 150 years

By: Allen, David Elliston

Price: £20.00

Publisher: St. Paul's bibliographies: 1986

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 16202

ISBN: 0 906795 36 2

Condition: V.g.

David Allen has a series of excellent books on the history of natural history to his name; this is one of his best. As a former President of the Botanical Society of the British Isles he writes with authority on the recent history, upsetting a few people with his frankness in the process; but in unravelling the history of the society and its fore-runners, the Botanical Society of London and the Botanical Exchange Club, he unearths a cast of fascinating characters (Hewett Cottrell Watson, G. Claridge Druce to name but two) and shows how religious non-conformity shaped the early progress of bota... View more info

The naturalist in Britain: a social history

By: Allen, David Elliston

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Pelican Books: 1978

Seller ID: 22581

ISBN: 0 14 021951 X

Condition: V.g.

V.g., 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 natural history of an idea. 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

Condition: V.g.

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

Eugne Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc 1814-1879

By: anon.

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Academy Editions: 1980

Seller ID: 13552

Condition: Good

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

ISBN: 1 85089 485 X

Condition: Fine

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The world of Copernicus

By: Armitage, A.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Signet: 1963

Edition: Reissue of 1947 edition

Seller ID: 22732

Condition: V.g.

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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

ISBN: 1 880158 25 6

Condition: As new

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 residents, most notably the memorable Jean-Michel Beaujon, a delinquent turned sailing instructor, and his dog Rodeo. Letters excha... 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

Condition: V.g.

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

ISBN: 0 563 53461 3

Condition: Fine

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Christian martyrs

By: Backhouse, R. (ed.)

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton: 1996

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 22618

ISBN: 0 340 65636 0

Condition: V.g.

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Never sing louder than lovely

By: Baillie, I.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Hutchinson: 1983

Edition: Reprint of 1982 edition

Seller ID: 17615

ISBN: 0 09 150460 0

Condition: Good

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

Stop the clocks

By: Bakewell, J.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Virago: 2016

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 20641

ISBN: 0349006091

Condition: Fine

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John Ray (1627-1705), Essex naturalist

By: Baldwin, S.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Baldwin's Books: 1986

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 13861

Condition: V.g.

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

Condition: V.g.

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

ISBN: 0 7091 2188 1

Condition: V.g.

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

ISBN: 0 224 07703 1

Condition: V.g.

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

ISBN: 0 14 007921 1

Condition: Fair

Well-used ex-library copy. View more info