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8403. : The Pageant of Nature British Wild Life and its Wonders.

No publishing details, Cassell & Co. c.1923. In three volumes. 24.5 by 17.5 cms half leather and cloth binding, marbled foreedges. Vol I: pp. 1-504. illustrated, Vol II: pp. 505-992. illustrated, Vol III:. pp. 993-1376. illustrated. No title pages in these 3 vols. Some rubbing and wear to boards otherwise very good. The front pastedown on each vol. has the bookplate of R. C. Davidson. 95.00


13658. Agricultural Habitat Liaison Group: Ponds & Ditches

London: The Nature Conservancy, 1973. 6 pp. 21 x 45 sheet, folding to 21 x 15 cm. Front cover by Syd Lewis, and line drawings by Joyce Bee and Syd Lewis. Good condition. 5.00


7625. Air Ministry Meteorological Office: The Meteorological Glossary second Edition entirely rewritten.

London: H.M.S.O. 1930. M.O. 225 ii. 24 by 15 cms. 233 pp. illustrations, charts diagrams, glossary of equivilences of terms in other European languages, etc. The book has been produced in later editions, but these early editions have some charm. In very good condition. 10.00


8716. Alexander, Lolita: Snooky's Progress A True Tale.

Bangor: Spectator Newspapers, 2000? 40 pp. 20.5 x 15 cm. Sixteen plates. True tale of a badger rescued by the author after an accident. Signed by author on title page. Pictorial glazed card covers, 15.00


11806. Archer, Thomas Croxen: The Vegetable Products of the World in Common Use.

London: Routledge, Warne & Routledge 1862. 16 by 13 cms. xv+199 pp.+xx plates. with 106 illustrations, round mounted plate of a tea plant forming a vignette on the front board, boards a little worn and rubbed, ffep repaired, otherwise good. The book is divided into Substances used for food, products employed in manufactures, miscellaneous products used in the arts and manufacturing processes, materia medica, and constructive materials. A scarce little item. 45.00


9066. Atkinson, E.: Natural Philosophy for Readers and Young Persons.

London: Longmans Green fifth 1884. xii+632 pp. illustrated, one plate missing, otherwise complete, wear and edge rubbing, owners inscription on title page, dated 1886. 10.00


8971. Ball, Sir Robert.: The Story of the Heavens.

London: Cassell and Co. Fifteenth Thousand 1905 xix+551 pp. illustrated with18 coloured plates and many others in black and white. half leather with six panelled spine with raised bands, gilt tooling, marbled foreedges and endpapers, in very good condition, clean and bright, internally . Ball was Royal Astronomer of Ireland. A classic nineteenth century text. 35.00


15726. Bassnett, Thomas: True Theory of the Sun showing the common origin of the solar spots and corona, and of atmospheric storms and cyclones.

New York: London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1884. "with the neccessary formulae and tables for computing the maximum epochs of solar activity, and the passages in time and place of the chief disturbers of the weather, from the equator to the poles in both hemispheres." xli+263 pp. 22 x 15 cm. A large numbers of Figures and Tables, two folding tables, and Appendices. Decorative endpapers with a pasted label "With the compliments of the author". Gold-blocked brown heavily-bevelled boards. Some rubbing to bottom board edges but otherwise in good condition. Uncommon. Bassett, 1808-1886 (?) was an early American meteorologist. 85.00


2001. Batten, H.Mortimer: Habits and Characters of British Wild Animals

W.R. Chambers London 1931 a new edition. 346 pp. illustrated by Warwick Reynolds with 16 b.& w. illustrations. blue boards, good. 15.00


13665. Belfast Naturalists' Field Club: Constitution and Rules of the Belfast Naturalists' Field Club.

Belfast: Belfast Naturalists' Field Club, 1985. 10pp. 12 x 8 cm. Blue card covers. Very good condition. 10.00


12340. Blaeu, Wilhelmus I: Institutio Astronomica de usu Globorum & Sphaerum Coelestium ac Terrestrium

Amsterdam: 1652. (14) 246 pp. with woodcut illustrations, decorative initials and tailpieces.The title page is missing but the two half title pages are present, the first showing a woodcut illustration of a globe, armillary sphere, and the second an illustration of the earth orbiting the sun. The pagination is that of the 1652 edition, the next Latin edition of 1655 has 243 pp. In a contemporary calf binding, with five panelled spine with, raised bands, no spine title, blind stamping to both boards. internally complete except for the title page, beginning with Praefatio. There is a pale waterstain to the very edge of the vertical margin of the last dozen pages, and to a few near the beginning, otherwise the book is in quite fresh condition for its age, no annotation or marking. This celebrated treatise by the master globe maker of the century concerns the use of navigational instruments, globes, spheres and sundials, under the Ptolemaic and Copernicum system. The latter he describes as, "Iuxta genuinam Mundi Hypothecim." The older system was retained as good training and since it was the only Church approved system meant the book could be sold to Catholic institutions. 1250.00


17042. Bokonyi, S: History of Domestic Mammals in Central and Eastern Europe.

Budapest: Akademiai Kiado, 1974. 596 pp. 24.5 x 17 cm. The animals studied are Cattle, Water Buffalo, Sheep, Goats, Pigs, Camels, Horses, Asses, Cats, Dogs, and Domestic Rabbits. Translated into English by Lili Halapy, revised by Dr Ruth Tringham. Illustrated with 150 figures in the text. White-blocked red boards, in a dustwrapper which is worn at the top of the spine. Bookplate of DDA Simpson, late Professor of Archaeology at Queen's University, Belfast. In good condition. An exhaustive study. 95.00


10240. Bragg, Professor Sir William: Craftsmanship and Science.

London: Watts & Co. 1928. The Presidential Address at the British Association Sept. 5, 1928. With two supplementary essays, The Influence of Learned Societies on the Development of England, and Research Work and its Applications. 57 pp. soft covers in good condition. 7.00


8452. Bragg, Sir Lawrence. editor and Claringbull, G. F.: The Crystalline State Volume Four Crystal Structures of Minerals.

London: G.Bell and Sons 1965. ix+409 pp. illustrated, very good in a rather rubbed dustwrapper which is a bit worn at the top of the d.w spine. The book is a successor to Atomic Structure of Minerals published in 1937. A standard text. 20.00


17619. Brantom, J.H.: Vital Agriculture in Great Britain Denmark and the Argentine.

Bedford: Rush & Warwick (Bedford) Ltd., 1938. 86 pp. 22 x 14.5 cm. Twenty-four illustrations, including 'Signor Mussolini encouraging his small-holders', and Hitler and Mussolini as "Rulers who are advancing their agriculture". Dark-blue-blocked blue boards, with a printed label on the front cover titled "With War Supplement." However the 15-page loosely-inserted supplement is not present. The argument for supporting agriculture in the face of an approaching war. 10.00


17289. British Association: Report of the Forty-Ninth Meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science held at Sheffield in August 1879.

London: John Murray, 1879. lxxxvi+563+95+20 pp. 22 x 14 cm. 15 plates, many folding, including height and weight of the English population, by class, and comparison of English and American populations. Accounts of excavations at Portstewart, Castlerock, Whitepark Bay, and Dundrum. Embossed brown boards with a gilt-titled spine. In very good condition. 23.00


4240. Brooke, Winifred M.A.: Sketches from Nature in the North of Ireland.

Belfast: R. Carswell & Son, Ltd, 1935. First edition. 259pp. 25.5 x 19 cm. "...more than five hundred species have been illustrated ... wherever possible from living specimens...". These are very charming, very accomplished, drawings. Gold-blocked green boards, in vg condition. No dw. The name "O. Bridle" is neatly written on the ffep. 15.00


12080. Brougham, Henry Lord, and Wylde, James editor: The Circle of the Sciences. with an Introductory Discourse of the Objects, Pleasures, and Advantages of Science. Vol II. The Natural History of the Animal, Vegetable and Mineral Kingdom, Geography and Geology.

London: The London Printing and Publishing Company Ltd, c1870. Volume I only of a two vol. set. xvii+1092 pp. Illustrated with plates and engravings and five folded maps. Half leather and cloth binding, six panelled spine with raised bands, blindstamping and some faded gilding, marbled foreedges, spine professionally relaid and hinges strengthened, internally tight, bright and clean, minor spotting here and there, no annotations, all plates and maps are present. A sound and attractive copy of this work. The plates show the most up to date machinery, such as the Jacquard loom, Taylor' Patent Power Loom, Paper Making Machine, Patent Carpet loom, Carding engine and drawing frame, etc. Contributors include Humpherey Davy, Richard Owen, David Brewster, Hershel, Wollaston, Thomas Young, Faraday, Olinthus Gregory, Davies Gilbert, etc. This volume covers Natural History, Zoology, Ethnology, Botany, Economic Botany, Crystallography, Minerology, Geography and Geology. This is a very heavy book with increased postal costs. Please check with us for details. 95.00


16661. Brown, Robert: Strangford Lough The Wildlife of an Irish Sea Lough.

Belfast: The Institute of Irish Studies The Queen's University of Belfast, 1990. First edition. vii + 228pp. 25 x 16.5 cm. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w, and 2 maps. Gold-blocked green boards. Ffep inscribed "Nancy, Happy Pirthday. Love, Derek. June 1981". Nancy was the artist Nancy Simpson and Derek Simpson was the Professor of Archaeology at Queen's University, Belfast.. There are a couple of spots on the fore edge of the text block, o/w the book is in very good condition, as is the dw. 15.00


13675. Brown, TE: Short Walks Northern Section.

Douglas: The Manx Nature Conservation Trust, 1975. ii + 38 pp. 21.5 x 14.5 cm. Pink card covers. Fifteen walks carefully described, with maps and drawings. Very good condition. 10.00


5652. Browning, Gareth H.: The Children's Book of Wild-Flowers and the Story of their Names.

London & Edinburgh Second Series 1930. 245 pp. illustrated by M.C. Pollard. Some wear otherwise good. This is a completely separate book from the first series, different plants. 10.00


11764. Buckland, Frank: Natural history of British Fishes their Structure, Economic Uses, and Capture by Net and Rod.

London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge n.d.1880. Cultivation of fish-ponds, fish suited for acclimatisation, artifical breeding of salmon. xii+420 pp. illustrated, blue boards, black and gilt vignette, rear gutter becoming tender, spine faded a bit discoloured, internally clean and bright, in overall good condition. 30.00


16927. Buffon, George-Louis Leclerc, Comte de: Buffon's Natural History

RELIST 0.00


9466. Buffon, George-Louis Leclerc, Comte de: Buffon's Natural History Abridged...

Berwick: Printed by W. Lochhead, High Street and sold by T. Lochead Glasgow Third edition n.d. With additional extracts from the celebrated writings of Goldsmith, Swammerdam, Smellie, and other distinguished naturalists, with a variety of copper plates. Vol 1 of a 2 vol. work. viii+574 pp. illustrated with 9 unnumbered plates. Recently professionally recased in green boards with a black and gilt spine label, internally used and showing a little wear but generally good. We think this edition is about 1820. A provincial English/Scottish printing. 45.00


2859. Bullen, Frank T.: Creatures of the Sea being the Life Stories of Some Sea Beasts and Fishes

London, The RTS Office n.d. 196 pp. with thirty illustrations by Thomas Carreras. some wear to spine, including small tear at top without loss. 12.00


13144. Burtt-Davy, Joseph: Maize its History, Cultivation, Handling and Uses with special reference to South Africa.

London: Longmans Green and Co. 1914. A textbook for farmers, students of agriculture, and teachers of nature study. 22.5 by 16 cm. xl+831 pp. with frontispiece portrait and 245 illustrations, covers a bit stained and faded, new endpapers, internally tight and clean, there are a few small wormholes in the first few pages, otherwise in good condition. A heavy book requiring extra postage. 45.00


11798. Buxton, Anthony: Happy Year The Days of a Fisherman-Naturalist.

London: Collins 1950. 191 pp. illustrated, hardback, in a slightly worn dustwrapper. Chapters include Norway, reintroduction of Capercailzie to Scotland 1837, Capercailzie on the Don 1948, the Essex Sussex border, Scotland, Roe Deer, the future of the Broads etc. In good condition. 8.00


1647. Catlow, Agnes: Popular Field Botany: Containing a Familiar and Technical Description of the Plants Most Common to the Various Localities of the British Isles, Adapted to the Study of Either the Artificial or Natural Systems.

London: Reeve Benham & Reeve, 1849 Second edition, xxxii+384+8. Original boards with new endpapers and new spine neatly gilt. Twenty lithographic plates, each illustrating four plants. 45.00


14787. Clater, Francis and D. McTaggart: Every Man His Own Cattle Doctor; or a practical treatise on the diseases of horned cattle, and sheep.

London: Milner and Company, c1870 Originally written by Clater, "revised and fresh matter added by D. McTaggart". xvi+358+26 pp. 13 x 8.5 cm. Red boards, now faded, spine professionally relaid, and somewhat grubby from use in a farming environment, obviously much referred to. Publishers catalogue to rear. This edition, of 358 pages, is unusual. 70.00


17625. Clater, Francis and Edward Mayhew: Every Man His Own Cattle Doctor; containing the Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment of all the Diseases incident to Oxen, Sheep, Swine, Poultry, and Rabbits.

London: Cradock & Co., et al, 1853. Eleventh edition, "revised throughout, and containing many important additions". xi + 393 + (2) pp. 20 x 11.5 cm. Frontispiece is carefully arranged group of animals and birds, including a peacock and a turkey. Illustration on the title-page is of animal skeletons and skulls, and medicine jars. List of Drugs. Index. Publishers catalogue to rear. Gold-blocked brown decorated boards, now faded. "Robt Best 1854" neatly written on front pastedown. Loose inserts include a recipe for a drench to purge a cow, and "Rule for measuring a cow to ascertain her weight". In good condition. 45.00


8379. Collins, Timothy: Floreat Hibernia A Bio-Bibliography of Robert Lloyd Praeger, 1865-1953.

Dublin: Royal Dublin Society, 1985. Historical Studies in Irish Science and Technology. Number Five. xiv+151 pp. 26 x 19.5 cm. Illustrated. Preface by David Bellamy. In very good condition in a dustwrapper. An excellent study of a most distinguished Irishman. The bibliography of his writing, 789 entries no less, is an important exercise in the history of Irish science. His major contribution to science was in botany but he wrote with almost equal authority on archaeology, geology, history, zoology, and even travel. 20.00


8717. Cornish, C.J.: Animals At Work and Play Their Activities and Emotions.

London: Seeley and Co. 1896. ix+323 pp. illustrations, small gilt device on front boards, of three birds taking off from water, in good condition. 6.00


18741. Coventry, Andrew: Discourses explanatory of the Object and Plan of the Course of Lectures on Agriculture and Rural Economy.

Edinburgh: Printed by H.Inglis for Archibald Constable & Co. and John Murray, London 1808. Bound with his, "Remarks on Livestock and Relative Subjects", by the same booksellers, 1806. 188 + ii + 84 + 8 pp. 22.5 x 14 cm. A.e.g. Contemporary full calf binding, six panelled spine with raised bands, and decorative gilt border edging to front and rear boards. There is a little scuffing to the boards and two small areas of damage. Internally the book is tight, clean and unmarked. Coventry, 1760-1830, was a Scottish Agriculturalist. He was the first Professor of Agriculture in the United Kingdom, holding that post at Edinburgh from 1790 until his death. This book contains two of the three works which he authored. These are relatively scarce works, Copac lists 12 of the first work, and only 5 of the second in national libraries. 150.00


16862. Coward, T.A.: Life of Wayside and Woodland When, Where, and What to Collect.

London: Frederick Warne & Co.,1956. The Wayside and Woodland Series. Second edition, reprinted. viii+216 pp. 17 x 12.5 cm. With 128 illustrations 40 of which are in full colour by W.J. Stoke and 11 by T. Baddeley. Gold- and black-blocked brown boards, no dw. In very good condition. 10.00


7404. Cowen, D. V.: Flowering Trees and Shrubs in India.

Bombay: Thacker & Co. 3rd edition 1957. 28.5 by 22 cms. xv+142 pp. illustrated with colour plates and black and white sketches. First published in 1950, owner's inscription, a little wear but generally very good. The very accomplished illustrations are by the author Violet Cowen. 15.00


1252. Cumming, A.R. and Logan, M.: Beekeeping Craft and Hobby.

Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd, 1950. vi+157 pp. 22 x 14.5 cm. Illustrated. This is not a treatise, or history of honey farming. It is about the craft of beekeeping on a small scale, from one to thirty or forty stocks. A very useful and well illustrated book, as useful today as it was fifty years ago. Hardback, no dustwrapper, in very good condition. 16.00


14947. Curle, J. H.: The Gold Mines of the World containing Concise and Practical Advive for Investors...

London: Waterlow and Sons, 1899. ...Gathered from a personal inspection of the mines of the Transvaal, India, West Australia, Queensland, New Zealand, British Columbia and Rhodesia. The author had visited 228 gold mines. iii+317 pp. 25 x 19 cm. Thirty-four full-page plans and photographs. Some of the plans are coloured and the photographs are extremely sharp. The frontispiece - of Kalgoorlie, Western Australia - opens out to 25 x 75 cm. Gold-blocked red boards. "Robert Workman & Co, 8 Corporation Street, Belfast" neatly written on ffep and title page (stocks and shares brokers). A small area of fading to the rear board, otherwise good. Uncommon. 150.00


1021. Cuvier, Baron: The Animal Kingdom.

London New Ed. 1893. 706pp. Illustrated, with 500 wood engravings and 36 steel engravings by Landseer. Forming a Natural History of Animals an introduction to comparative anatomy. Decorative boards Last plate missing, may not have been bound in, v.g. 95.00


16816. Dance, S Peter and E Geoffrey Hancock: Butterflies Moths & Other Insects.

London: Studio Editions, 1991. First edition. Classic Natural History Prints, Volume 5. 128 pp. 36 x 26 cm. Superbly illustrated with 61 classic natural history prints, arranged chronologically from the last quarter of the 16th century to the first quarter of the 20th. Gold-blocked orange boards, in dw. The book itself is in very good condition. The dw is chipped, worn, and sunned. Unpackaged weight 1,600g. 12.50


3688. Darwin, Charles: The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex.

London, John Murray a new edition 1901. xix+1031pp. illustrated, owner's name on ffep, hardback, green boards, a tear on the spine has been repaired, boards edgerubbed, minor wear. Overall a fair/good copy.. 45.00


17471. De Waal, Frans: Peacemaking among Primates.

Cambridge, Mass: Harvard IUniversity Press, 1989. x i+ 294 pp. 24 x 17 cm. 100 illustrations. Gold-blocked cream linen boards with brown spine strip, in a spine-faded dustwrapper. Bibliography. Index. 10.00


13154. Department of Agriculture and Technical Instruction for Ireland: Instruction in Bee-Keeping for the use of Irish Bee-Keepers.

London: H.M.S.O., 1912. New and Revised Edition. 88 pp. 24 x 15 cm. Fifty-three photographic illustrations. Heavy card covers. Covers are stained and edge rubbed. 15.00


12766. Department of Agriculture, Ghana: Annual Report of the Department of Agriculture for the year 1956-57.

Accra: Department of Agriculture, 1959. 84 pp. 25 x 17 cm. map, illustrated, paper covers, in good condition. 10.00


13140. Duncan, Carl D and Gayle Pickwell: The World of Insects.

New York and London: McGraw-Hill first edition 1939. 23 by 16 cm. ix by 409 pp. illustrated, hardback, no dustwrapper. In very good condition. 18.00


8720. Duncan, F. Martin: How Animals Work.

London: T.C. & E.C. Jack 1918. Romance of Reality Series. viii+263 pp. illustrated with coloured frontispiece and sixteen plates. 6.00


8805. Duncan, P. Martin editor.: Cassell's Natural History.

London: Cassell and Company 1901-1902. Fortnightly parts each containing about 96 pp. with over 2000 illustrations specially prepared from photographs. All with original wrappers, divided into three double volumes. Vols 1 and 2 contain issues no's 1 - 10. 380+360+x+134 pp. Vols 3 and 4 contain issues 11 - 20. pp. 135-380+12+380+viii+258. Vol. 5 and 6 contains issues 21-26. pp.259-384+viii+412+xii. The parts are contained loosely in three contemporary hardcover binders with gilt decorated spines titled Cassell's Natural History People's Edition. Condition overall is very good, a few issues have edgewear to covers and some general wear through use. There is a duplicate of part 19.The illustrations are really splendid, if in the case of some beasts, a little imaginative, the entire animal, fish, bird, insect world as understood by the 19th century, all classified under, Class, Order, etc. Sadly including animals which have since become extinct creatures. The entry for the Passenger Pigeon, for example, includes comments on the large size of the flocks - if only. A good edition for an institutional or personal, natural history library. Apes and Monkeys written by Prof. Duncan, Lemurs by J. Murie, Chiroptera and Insectivora by W.S. Dallas, Carnivora by Profs W. K. and T. J. Parkes, Marine Carnivora, Cetacea and Sirenia by J. Murie, Proboscidea, Hyracoidea, Ungulata by Prof. W. B. Dawkins, etc etc. 150.00


11148. Edwards, M. Milne: A Manual of Zoology.

London: Henry Renshaw second edition 1863. Translated from the last French edition by R. Knox. Edited by C. Carter Blake. xix+564 pp. illustrated with 572 wood engravings. Half leather (green) with marbled boards, six panelled spine with raised bands, marbled foreedges, Prize bookplate to Elizabeth Skelton May 1863 on rear pastedown, board edges and spine extremities a little rubbed otherwise a very tight good copy. 35.00


722. Evans, Ernest: The Biology of Poultry Keeping or the Domestic Fowl, its History, Anatomy, Food, Reproduction and Breeding.

Brierfield: A.R. Kenyon & Co, and Burnley: Utility Poultry Society, 1899. xv + 108 + iii pp. 22 x 14 cm. Grey front board black-blocked in Arts and Crafts design incorporating author, title, and price; borders, scrolling foliage, and group of turkeys: back board blind stamped with borders and scrolling foliage. Thirty-three illustrations, and a contemporary leaflet on how to work an incubator. Some staing to back board. 75.00


17041. Fairbairn, Andrew S., editor: Plants in Neolithic Britain Neolithic Studies Group Seminar Papers 5.

Oxford: Oxbow Books, 2000. xi + 210 pp. 24.5 x 17 cm. Fifteen essays. Illustrated with plates, figures, diagrams, tables, and drawings. Extensive bibliography. Pictorial semi-matt card covers. In very good condition. 10.00


18123. Felius, Marleen: Genus Bos: Cattle Breeds of the World.

New Jersey: Merck & Co., Inc., 1985. xiii + 234 pp. 30.5 x 23 cm. Profusely illustrated in colour. Bibliography. Index. Pictorial semi-matt card covers. Minor shelfwear and spine sunfaded, otherwise in very good condition. Unpackaged weight 1,100g, so overseas shipping will require extra postage. 32.00


17834. Ferguson, James: Astronomy Explained Upon Sir Isaac Newton's Principles....

London: For J. Johnston and 21 others, 1809. Twelfth Edition, improved and corrected by Andrew Mackay. xii + 523 pp. 22 x 13.5 cm. 17 folded plates, and a frontispiece. Contemporary calf binding. Six-panelled spine, with gilt lining and original spine label. The upper part of the gutter between the spine and the front board is tender, there is some edgewear to the boards and spine extremities, some plates have been misfolded in the past, but all are present, two pages are mis-paginated, and there is a small repaired tear on one page. "Robt. Gordon 1837" is neatly written on the title page. Overall in good condition 325.00


9041. Figuier, Louis and Gillmore, Parker: Reptiles and Birds, A Popular Account of their various Orders, with a description of the habits and economy of the most interesting

London: Cassell & Company new edition 1873 New edition revised by Gillmore, (Ubique) Second ed. of the English version. viiix+624 pp. with 307 illustrations, blue boards, gilt device of birds on front board, aeg. slightly dusty, gilt dulled, faded,rubbing/wear at top bottom of spine,a little shaken towards front, but a generally good copy. The illustrations are particularly attractive. A classic nineteenth century text, less common than his mammalia. 30.00


9040. Figuier, Louis and Wright, Perceval E.: Mammalia: Their various forms and habits.

London: Cassell & Company 1892. Adapted from the text of Figuier by Perceval Wright. x+605 pp. with 265 illustrations, red boards slightly dusty but a nice enough copy. The illustrations are particularly attractive. A classic nineteenth century text. 18.00


8807. Fisher, John: Belfast Zoo.

Belfast: Belfast City Council, 2001. 60pp, in pictorial glazed card covers. 24 x 16 cm. Profusely illustrated. Map. Good condition. 10.00


9065. Fison, Alfred H.: Recent Advances in Astronomy.

London: Blackie & Son. 1898. vi+242 pp. red boards some wear and a bit dusty, otherwise good. 15.00


13657. Forest Service Department of Agriculture NI: Nature Reserves in State Forests

Belfast: Forest Service Department of Agriculture NI, 1986. 28 pp. 15 x 21 cm. Six coloured plates and four line drawings. Pictorial matt card covers. Very good condition. 5.00


14987. Friers, Julian: Gifts of the Desert.

Bangor, Northern Ireland: Morrigan Press, 1999. First edition thus. "This book is a miniature reproduction from an original limited edition of one hundred and fifteen leather bound books." Twenty-nine plates of the artist's desert fauna paintings with corresponding facing plates of Arabic quotations beautifully decorated. Translations in English as appendix, including species identification chart. Pictorial matt card covers. Date neatly written on facing preliminary page, o/w in very good condition. 12.50


6812. Geikie, James: The Great Ice Age and its relation to the Antiquity of Man.

London: Daldy, Isbister & Co. 2nd edition revised 1877. xxvii+624 pp. maps, charts, illustrations. All are present except the map of Scotland in the rear pocket. Some wear and there has been a little professional restoration of the spine otherwise a good clean tight copy of a scarce title. Giekie, 1839-1915 was brother to Sir Archibald Giekie, served on the geological survey of Scotland and became Professor of Geology at Edinburgh University. This book was a standard text on the glacial period, first published in 1874. 45.00


16488. Godwin, Sir Harry: History of the British Flora A Factual Basis for Phytogeography.

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1975. Second edition. ix + 541 pp. 28 x 22 cm. 178 Figures and 47 Tables and 28 Plates. Bibliography. Index. Gold-blocked brown boards, in very good condition , in a v.g. dustwrapper. The bookplate of DDA Simpson, late Professor of Archaeology at Queen's University, Belfast, on front pastedown. Unpacked weight 1,750g. 20.00


3991. Goldsmith, Oliver: A History of the Earth and Animated Nature.

Edinburgh, Peter Brown and Thomas Nelson, 1837. Complete in One Volume. xvi + 713 pp. 22 x 14 cm. 56 engraved plates. Half leather with marbled boards. Spine professionally restored and with new endpapers. The title page is a little grubby and with a water stain: the rest is generally clean. Unusual as a single volume edition. 65.00


11191. Gordon, W. J.: Manual of British Grasses.

London: Simkin Marshall Hamilton Kent & Co, c1900. xii+180 pp. 20 x 13 cm. Coloured illustration of every species and many original diagrams by J. T. Gordon. ffep removed, some light spotting here and there, o/w good. 12.00


18071. Greig, J. Russell and George F. Boddie, editors: Hoare's Veterinary Materia Medica and Therapeutics.

London: Bailliere, Tindall and Cox, 1942. Sixth edition, edited and revised. x + 528 pp. 22 x 15 cm. Index. Gold-blocked blue boards. No dw. Light crease to lower front board, otherwise in good condition. 10.00


14201. Harshberger, John W.: A Text-Book of Mycology and Plant Pathology.

London: J. and A. Churchill, n.d. c.1917. xiii+779+15 pp. with 271 illustrations, hardback, green boards. Showing a little wear, boards a bit rubbed otherwise good. 15.00


4223. Hartwig, Dr. G: Wild Animals of the Tropics, from the "Tropical World".

London, Longmans Green and Co. 1887 xii+256 pp, illustrated with engravings, aeg, light blue boards with a handsome front board illustration of a tiger, snake and distant elephant in a tropical landscape in orange-brown and green, decorative spine a little faded, very good. 38.00


14599. Hinton, CL: Fruit Pectins Their Chemical Behaviour and Jellying Properties.

New York: Chemical Publishing Co., Inc, 1940. First edition. Food Investigation Special Report No. 48. vii + 96 pp. 22 x 14 cm. Tables, graphs, and charts. Bibliography. Gold-blocked dark blue boards. The boards are faded and worn, and there is an owner's stamp on the ffep and on the title page. No dw. 15.00


18546. Hoeniger, F.D. and J.F.M.: The Development of Natural History in Tudor England.

Virginia: The University Press for the Folger Shakespeare Library, 1973. A Folger Booklet on Tudor and Stuart Civilisation. Second printing. 81 pp. 21.5 x 14 cm. 20 plates. Printed matt card covers. In very good condition. 12.00


14163. Hogg, Jabez: The Microscope: its History, Construction, and Application: being a familiar introduction to the use of the instrument, and the study of microscopical science.

London: George Routledge and Sons Twelfth edition 1887. 19.5 by 13 cms. xx+764 pp. illustrated with upwards of 500 engravings and coloured illustrations by Tuffen West, hardback, with modestly decorative boards and spine. The bottom quarter inch of the spine was gone but the entire spine has been professionally relaid. The nine coloured plates are attractive. 45.00


18465. Hooker, Sir Joseph Dalton: Himalayan Journals; or Notes of a Naturalist in Bengal, the Sikkim and Nepal Himalayas, the Khasa Mountains, &c.

London: Ward, Lock, Bowden and Co., 1891. One of The Minerva Library of Famous Books. xxxi + 574 pp. 18 x12 cm. 13 full-page illustrations and 71 other illustrations in the text. 2 folded maps. Decorative endpapers. Gold- and black-blocked green boards. Small bookplate on the ffep. Minor wear, otherwise in very good condition. Hooker was one of the most significant British botanists and explorers of the 19th century.; a founder of geographical botany, and Charles Darwin's closest friend. He was Director of the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, for some twenty years. His plant collecting in this region was of the greatest significance. 50.00


8804. Horwood, A. R.: A New British Flora British Wild Flowers in their Natural Haunts.

London: The Gresham Publishing Co. 1919. In six volumes. With sixty four plates in colour representing 350 different plants from drawings by J. N. Fitch and many illustrations from photographs. Maps. Vol. I. ix+244 pp. Vol. II. xi+243 pp. Vol. III. viii+251 pp. Vol. IV. x+257 pp. Vol. V. x+234 pp. xix+232 pp. Dark grey blue boards, no dustwrappers. Externalcondition varies but is fair/good overall, Vol VI is edge rubbed with wear to spine extremities, other vols have a little rubbing, one or two old stains to some boards, some spine fading. Internally tight and clean, maps, plates and tissue guards present. It would make a good working set. 55.00


16307. Hulme, F. Edward: Familiar Wild Flowers.

London: Cassell Petter & Galpin, 1878? xvi+ii+160 pp. 19 x 13.5 cm. First series, with coloured plates. The 40 illustrations are rather charming tissue-guarded chromolithographs. Half leather and cloth boards, six-panelled spine with raised bands, blindstamped and gilt decoration, and original spine label. A.e.g. Spine professionally relaid. Some rubbing to boards and spine, otherwise good. 55.00


7506. Hunt, P. Francis: The Orchid.

London: Octopus Books 1978. 206 pp. illustrated in colour throughout. Photography by T. Kijima. very good industwrapper. This is a heavy book. 30.00


3309. Hyde, H.A. and Wade, A.E: Welsh Ferns A Descriptive Handbook.

Cardiff: The National Museum of Wales, 1948 Second edition, revised. x + 131pp. 21.5 x 14 cm. Eleven b&w plates. Green-printed boards, with green binding strip. Signature of MJ Lynn, of Carrickfergus and Queen's University, Belfast, on ffep, and neat stamps on ffep and pastedowns, o/w a good clean copy. 10.00


18072. Irish University Press: British Parliamentary Papers Reports of Departmental Committees on The Transit of Animals With Minutes of Evidence Appendices and Indices 1894-98.

Shannon: Irish University Press, 1970. Agriculture Animal Health 4. 571 pp. 34 x 22 cm. Quarter green leather and green cloth binding. Six-panelled spine with raised bands, and gold -blocked titling. This is a facsimile reproduction, and is unabridged. One lower corner bumped, otherwise in very good condition. A scarce and handsome work. Unpackaged weight 2,650g. 60.00


4348. Jackson, Noel and and Eversham, Brian editors: The Pan Ordnance Survey Nature Atlas of Great Britain Ireland and the Channel Isles.

London: Pan Books, 1989. 288 pp. 29.5 x 20 cm. Illustrations and maps in colour. Covers some 2000 easily accessible sites, plotted on O.S. maps, with walking routes, star rating, covering wildlife and plants. d.w. v.g 12.00


16994. Johnson, Hugh: Trees A lifetime's journey through forests, woods and gardens.

London: Mitchell Beazley, 2011. 400pp. 28.5 x 22 cm. 350 colour and 200 black & white illustrations. Indexes. Gold-blocked black boards, in good dw. The book itself is in pristine condition. A 10-cm tear to the top back of the dw has been neatly repaired with peelable tape. An incredibly beautiful book: writing, production, and photography. 20.00


12982. Keeling, Kenneth G: The Fundamentals of Metallurgy.

London: The Draughtsman Publishing Co. Session 1946-47. The Association of Engineering and Shipbuilding Draughtsmen. 31pp. illustrated, soft covers, in very good condition. One of a number of A.E.S.D. printed pamphlets. 8.00


12763. Kinloch, D.: Silvicultural Notes on some of the more important Gold Coast trees

Accra: 1945. x+70 pp. map paper covers, in very good condition. 15.00


2140. Kourimska, Dr. J.: The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Minerals and Rocks.

London: Octopus Books 1977. 351pp. illustrated internally v.g. but in a torn and battered dustwrapper. 10.00


8808. Lang, Ernst M: Goma, The Baby Gorilla An Account of the first gorilla born in Europe.

London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1962. 62pp, in gold-blocked brown boards. No dw. 25.5 x 19 cm. Fifty-six plates. Introduction by Gerald Durrell. Slight foxing to prelims and final page, o/w good. 6.00


14623. Lankester, Sir Ray: Science from an Easy Chair.

London: Methuen & Co., 1915. 8th edition. 19.5 by 13 cms. xiii+423 pp. illustrated, hardback, minor wear, slightly shook, foxing to first few preliminary pages. 15.00


12814. Lardner, Dionysius: The Museum of Science and Art Vol 2.

London: Walton and Maberly 1854? Vol. II. out of 12 (?) volumes. 19 x 12 cm. pagination as in the original article, c. 598 pp. no title page. Illustrated by engravings on wood. Hardback. Covers, originally half leather and textured cloth but the spines have recently been professionally replaced with cloth with gilt lining and decoration, reusing the original spine labels. Internally somewhat used and a bit of light grubbiness in places. This is the second volume of what ran to 12 volumes in some editions. Good illustrations. Vol II has articles on, Time, the Steam Engine, the Eye, Pumps, Spectacles, the Kaleidoscope, Microscopic Drawing and Engraving, The Locomotive, The New Planets, Le Verrier and Adam's Planet, Magnitude and Minuteness, The Almanack, Optical Images, The Looking Glass, How to Observe the Heavens, The Stellar Universe, The Tides, Colour, Man, Magnifying Glasses, Instinct and Intelligence. We have also Vol I bound to match 40.00


12269. Lardner, Dionysius: The Museum of Science and Art.

London: Walton and Maberly 1854. Vol. I. and Vol. II. bound as one. 208+208+12 pp. 19 x 12 cm. Illustrated by engravings on wood. Publisher's catalogue at rear dated July 1856. Hardback. Covers The Planets are they Inhabited Worlds? Weather Prognostics, Popular Fallacies, Latitudes and Longitudes, Lunar Influences, Meteoric stones and Shooting Stars, Railway Accidents, Light, Air, Locomotion by River and Railway in the United States, Cometary Influences, Water, the Potter's Art, Fire. Spine professionally repaired at extremities, in very good tight, clean condition. These are the first two of what ran to 12 volumes. issued as 6 double volumes. Good illustrations. 40.00


12762. Leather, R.I.: Diseases of Economic Plants in Ghana other than Cacao.

Accra: Ministry of Food and Agriculture 1959. Bulletin No.1. vii+40 pp. heavy card covers, in very good condition. 20.00


13404. Leipziger Universitatsverlag: Grimma Flutbilder Bilderflut Eine Fotodokumentation.

Saxe Verlag Beucha: Leipziger Universitatsverlag, 2002. 183 pp. 22.5 x 25 cm. A superbly-illustrated record of the devastating flood which hit this historic town in 2002. Hardback, in a very good dustwrapper, in very good condition. 10.00


11762. Lydekker, R: Mammals.

London: John F. Shaw & Co. n.d. 1894. xiii+339 pp. with 32 full page coloured illustrations, boards, ffep missing, owners name on half title, in very good condition. These coloured illustrations are hugely attractive. 45.00


17836. Lydekker, R: Wild Life of the World A Descriptive Survey of the Geographical Distribution of Animals. Volume 1 only.

London: Frederick Warne and Co., Ltd, c1916. xiv + 472 pp. 28 x 20 cm. "Illustrated with over six hundred engravings from original drawings and one hundred and twenty studies in colour". Index. Gold-blocked blue boards, in good condition. No dw. The illustrations, and in particular the full-page, coloured, illustrations, are very attractive. Unpackaged weight 2,400g. 45.00


1428. Mace, Herbert: The Beekeeper's Handbook

London: Ward Lock, 1952 256pp. illus. no d.w. 16.50


9069. Mackay, Rev. Alex.: Physiography and Physical Geography. With special reference to the instructions issued by the Science and art Dept.

Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood Twenty-fifth thousand revised 1883. iv+158+16. illustrated, embossed dark green boards, owners name on title page, in very good condition. 10.00


12753. Macmillan, H.F.: Tropical Planting and Gardening with special reference to Ceylon.

Macmillan and Co. fifth edition 1952. x+560 pp. illustrated, folding plan, hardback, a little edge rubbing otherwise very good. A standard text on this subject and of value far beyond Ceylon.. 15.00


11971. Marilaun, Anton Kerner von: The Natural History of Plants Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction and Distribution.

London: The Gresham Publishing Co., c1903. Volume 2 only, of a two volume set. xi+983 pp. 25.5 x 18 cm. Translated from the German by F.W. Oliver with the assistance of Lady Busk and Mrs M.F. Macdonald. Illustrated with some 1000 woodcuts. Hardback, art nouveau panel to front board and spine, a little wear, rubbing to bottom spine extremity, but overall good. A heavy item incurring extra postage charges. 35.00


15336. Martin, W. C. L. and William, and Raynbird, Hugh: Cattle: Their Breeds, Management, & Diseases. To which is added The Dairy.

London: George Routledge and Sons, 1866. A New Edition. Revised and edited by William and Hugh Raynbird. vii+212 pp. 17 x 10.5 cm. Eighteen full-page illustrations of cattle. Fascinating drawings explaining the development of the teeth and the teeth as an indicator of age. Black-blocked orange boards. The boards have some surface damage, but internally the book is in good condition. "Wm Miskimin's Book" is neatly written at the top of the title page, and above the Preface. A scarce item. 65.00


13674. Meteorological Office: Meteorological Office Sectional List No. 37.

London: HMSO, 1958. 32 pp. 21 x 13.5 cm. Blue card covers. Previous owners name neatly written on front cover, and page 11 heavily annoted, o/w good condition. 10.00


7109. Miller, Hugh: The Testimony of the Rocks or Geology in its Bearings on the Two Theologies, Natural and Revealed.

Edinburgh: W. P. Nimmo, Hay & Mitchell, 1889. xiv+454 pp. 19.5 x 13 cm. Illustrated. This was one of the books with which he sought to combat Darwinian Evolution theory, and was one of his last books, published in 1857, after he shot himself, worn out with illness and overwork. Original blue boards with corners bumped, and a little rubbed, otherwise good. 9.50


17280. Moore, Thomas: British Ferns and Their Allies: ... Comprising The Ferns, Club-Mosses, Pepperworts, & Horsetails.

London: Routledge, Warne, and Routledge, 1861. iv+187 pp. 18.5 x 12 cm. Illustrated WS Coleman, with 11 very nice chromolithographic plates by Evans, all with their protective blank facing pages, and with plates 6 and 7 in reversed order. 35 figures in text. Index. Gold-blocked blue boards with decorative design and gilt ferns. Spine faded with minor nicks to the upper extremity, but internally very good and clean. Pencilled inscription on ffep, and "Rich. Mills", June 1866, on title page. 15.00


8803. Morgan, C Lloyd: Animal Sketches.

London: Edward Arnold, 1891. vi + 312 + 16 pp, in gold- and black-blocked red boards. 20 x 13 cm. Fifty-three illustrations by W. Monkhouse Rowe. ffep is gone, corners are bumped, top and bottom of spine is worn, and occasional spots, but still a tight copy of a very interesting book. 12.50


16217. Morton, John C.: A Cyclopedia of Agriculture, Practical and Scientific in which the Theory, the Art, and the Business of Farming are thoroughly and practically treated.

Glasgow: Blackie and Son, 1856. Two volumes. 26 x 18.5 cm. Volume 1, xi+xliv+1022+8 pp. Illustrated. Volume 2, 1172 pp. Illustrated. There are 51 engraved folding plates spread over the two volumes. Hardbacks, no dws. Decorative embossed boards with gilt titling and gilt decorative panel to the front boards. Some rubbing to the boards and a little age wear. Some lightish spotting to plates but overall a rather nice set. A previous owner has neatly written his name and the original price and date of purchase on the ffep of Volume 1, and has pasted a neat table of expected yields of various grass seeds on the front pastedown of Volume 2. Please note that the unpacked weight of these two volumes is over 4 kilos. Postage outside the UK at cost will be high. 100.00


12788. Morton, Osborne: Marine Algae of Northern Ireland.

Belfast: Ulster Museum 1994. vii+123 pp. illustrated, softcovers, in very good condition. An important study. 20.00


4259. National Veterinary Medical Association.: Report on Diseases of Farm Livestock Section V The Husbandry and Diseases of Pigs

London: National Veterinary Medical Association, 1949. NVMA Publication No. 14. Second edition. 115 pp. 21.5 x 14 cm. Three illustrations, and three folding plans of pighouses, including one erected by A.A. McGuckian at Cloughmills, County Antrim. Matt green card covers, printed black. "JH Heaney" neatly written on title page, o/w in very good condition. 15.00


5429. Oliver, Daniel: First Book of Indian Botany.

London: Macmillan 1907. x1+397 pp. illustrated. First published in 1869 and reprinted with alterations at regular intervals this is a classic introductory study. 23.00


2121. Page, David: Advanced Text-Book of Geology Descriptive and Industrial

London W. Blackwood 6th ed. 1867 536 +16 pp. illustrated in very good clean condition 15.00


970. Parley, Peter: Tales about Animals.

London 13th edition n.d. c. 1860's 687 pp. with 500 wood engravings, quarter leather with marbled boards and endpapers, decorative gilt spine. in v.g. condition. 95.00


17782. Pate, John S: The Making of a Biologist.

Denmark. Western Australia: Pates Patch Press, 2005. 98 pp. 29.5 x 21 cm. 69 coloured plates, each of which is a group of images. Pictorial glazed card covers. In good condition. Professor Pate was born in England, but came to live at Cherryvalley on the outskirts of Belfast in 1938, and studied at Queen's University, Belfast. 23.00


16857. Pickard, Bernard C.: Grasshoppers and Crickets of Great Britain and the Channel Islands.

Ilkley, Yorkshire: printed by the author, 1954. 131 pp. 20.5 x 13 cm. Illustrated with diagrams and distribution maps. Gold-blocked green boards,no dw. Spine faded, and some minor spotting to endpapers, otherwise in good condition. 12.00


12477. Pilkington, Mrs: Goldsmith's History of the Earth and Animated Nature, abridged, containing the Natural History of Animals, Birds, Fishes, Reptiles & Insects.

London: Vernor, Hood and Sharpe; J. Harris and others. 1810. On the plan recommended by Mrs Hannah More. For the Use of Schools, and Youths of both Sexes. xv+411 pp. 22 x 13.5 cm. illustrated with 16 engraved plates dated Ja. 1st. 1803. Bound in contemporary polished calf, the front board bearing the titlle, "Arthur Moloney's Premium", gilt, with original faded spine label. Shows some edgewear and rubbing, internally tight, a little dustiness, some light spotting towards the end. Overall in fair/good condition. Bears a decorative bookplate on the front pastedown. "At the School of the Revd. Josh. Hutton this premium was obtained by Arthur Moloney on account of his Diligence Dec. 1810". This seems to be the School of the Rev. Joseph Hutton at Summer Hill in the north side of Dublin. 95.00


12811. Pluche,Noel, Antoine.: Nature Delineated being Philosophical Conversations wherein the Wonderful works of Providence in the animal, Vegetable and Mineral Creation are laid open; theSolar and Planetary System, and whatever is curious in Mathematicks explain'd.

London: Printed for James Hodges at the Looking-Glass on London Bridge 1740. The second edition with large additions. Volume III only out of four. 17 by 10.5 cms. (22) 370 (14) pp. with a frontispiece and 20 copper plate engravings, many folded, all in excellent, originally folded condition, the final plate has been bound in upside down, new endpapers, internally tight, bright and unmarked. Recently professionally rebound in half leather and marbled boards, six panelled spine with gilt lining, and a new black and gilt spine label, gilt decorative edging to leather on boards. Although only a single volume, a handsome book, with attractive plates in very good condition. Difficult to find complete. Pluche lived from 1688-1761. Translated from the French by John Kelly, D. Bellamy, and J. Sparrow. A very popular work of this period. 150.00


14121. Pollard, Ernest and William l. Davidson Jr.: Applied Nuclear Physics.

New York: John Wiley & Sons 8th printing Oct. 1946. First published 1942. vi+249 pp. hardback in a clipped rather worn dustwrapper. In good condition.dustwrapper 15.00


12329. Pratt, Anne: Wild Flowers

London: Printed for the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge 1853. Volume II only. 13 by 10.5 cms. 192 pp. illustrated with 96 full page chromolithograhic illustrations, green boards with gilt spine title, showing very minor wear, a very tight clean copy, in good condition. 42.00


2194. Ramsbottom, J.: Mushrooms and Toadstools, A Study of the Activities of Fungi.

London, Bloomsbury Books.7th. imp. 1977 xiv+306pp. illustrated d.w. v.g. Collins New Naturalist Series. 12.00


8965. Reid, D.B.: Text-Book for Students of Chemistry: containing A Condensed View of the Facts and Principles of the Science.

Edinburgh: Maclachlan and Stewart second edition enlarged and revised 1836. xvi+190pp. black boards and spine, worn but professionally repaired, original spine label. The book is autographed by Master John McNeill Belfast, Monday 2nd Nov. 1857. It was obviously used by him as a College/University textbook and is extensively annotated largely on the blank pages included for just that purpose in the book, as well as on edge margins, some in pencil most in ink, some very neat others a bit of a scrawl. Dr. Andrews and Dr Carlisle are mentioned as Examiners, the former in chemistry. This was almost certainly Thomas Andrews who taught at the collegiate department of the Royal Belfast Academical Institution, but moved in 1848 to the new Queens College, Belfast now Queens University, as Professor of Chemistry until his retirement in 1879. His most famous experiments were on the isothermals of carbon dioxide. The annotations add to the interest of the book giving a glimpse into a University course in Queens in the late 1850's. 50.00


12432. Religious Tract Society: Plants.

London: Religious Tract Society, n.d. c.1858. 14 by 11 cms. 160 pp. illustrated, blue boards with decorative blind stamping to boards with gilt vignette to front board, a.e.g. owner's name, "Ellen Bolton Apr 8th 1858," on front pastedown, label for Baxter Binder 49 Bartholomew Close, on rear pastedown. In good condition. Chapters on the seed, the leaf, the flower, the fruit,and the grass. Nature study, profusely illustrated, but with an evangelising perspective. 35.00


11760. Rimmer, Richard: The Land and Freshwater Shells of the British Isles.

London: W.H.Allen & Co. n.d. 1880. xxxii, 202 pp. with illustrations of all the species, decorative endpapers, brown boards with attractive black blind stamping with floral panels, and gilt title to front board and spine. Internally very tight and bright. A really nice copy. 45.00


14440. Roberts, Charles GD: The Kindred of the Wild A Book of Animal Life.

London: Duckworth & Company, 1913. 374pp. 20.5 x 14.5 cm. "With many illustrations by Charles Livingstone Bull". Fifty-one full-page drawings, plus other smaller drawings. Gold-and-black blocked boards and spine. Top edge gilt. Corners bumped. Ends of spine worn. Small pin hole in rear hinge. 12.00


2072. Ros, J. editor: Topics in Marine Biology. Proceedings of the 22nd European Marine Biology Symposium 1987

Barcelona 1989. 30 by 23cms. 145-754pp. illustrated d.w. v.g. pp 1-145 are in the issue 53(1) of Scientia Marina. The text is in English 20.00


8209. Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution.: Energy - The Changing Climate.

H.M.S.O. Cm 4749, June 2000. Twenty - Second Report: 292 pp. 29.5 by 21 cm. Illustrated. Glazed card covers, as new. 20.00


13587. Royal Entomological Society of London: Antenna Bulletin of the Royal Entomological Society of London.

Royal Entomological Society of London, 1985-1990. 23 issues of this Journal. Apr.1984 Vol.8 no.2; July 1984 Vol.8 no.3; Oct.1984 Vol.8 no.4; Jan.1985 Vol. 9 no.1; Apr. 1985, Vol. 9 no.2; July 1985, Vol. 9 no.3; Oct. 1985, Vol.9 no.4; Jan. 1986 Vol. 10 no.1; Apr. 1986 Vol.10 no.2; July 1986 Vol.10 no.3; Oct. 1986 Vol.10 no.4; Apr. 1987 Vol.11 no.2; July 1987 Vol.11 no.3; Oct. 1987 vol.11 no.4; Jan. 1988 Vol.12 no.1; Apr.1988 vol.12 no.2; July 1988 vol.12 no.3; Oct.1988 Vol.12 no.4; Jan.1989 Vol.13 no.1; Apr.1989 Vol.13 no.2; Jan. 1990 Vol.14 no.1; Apr.1990 Vol.14 no.2; July 1990 Vol.14 no.3: All in very good condition. paginated over 4 annual issues, thus vol. 9 has 22 pp. illustrated, card covers. Individual issues from this list can be sold at 5 each. 100.00


16099. Rumphius, Georgius Everhardus, (George Everhard): D'Amboinsche Rariteitkamer, Behelzende eene Beschryvinge van allerhande zoo weeke als harde Schaalvisschen, te weeten raare Krabben, Kreeften, en diergelyke Zeedieren, als mede allerhande Hoorntjes en Schulpen, die men in d' Amboinsche Zee vindt....

Amsterdam: Jan Roman de Jonge, Boekverkoper, 1741. Second edition. 41 x 26 cm. Half title, engraved frontispiece, dated 1705, (from first edition), full title printed in red & black with engraved vignette of Amboina, 8-page introduction, 12-page table of contents, engraved portrait + 340 pp + 43pp (index), with 5 large engraved vignettes, and 60 full-page copper engravings. Bound in contemporary full calf, seven panelled spine with raised bands, gilt decorative panels, original (chipped) spine label, marbled endpapers, a marginal closed tear on one page, not affecting text or vignette. Rumphius, 1627-1702, was a Dutch naturalist born in Hanau in Germany and employed by the Dutch East India Company. He spent most of his life on the Island of Ambon and did not live to see the appearance of his book. He named most of the common Pacific shells. This is a handsome copy of a scarce edition of this Amboinish Curiosity Cabinet, by the "Pliny of the Indies". Copac only list one copy, in the B.L. The top left corner of the spine has been professionally restored. 5000.00


17897. Russell, Sir E. John: Farming in Britain

London? HMSO? (1944). 46 pp. 24 x 18 cm. 56 plates. 10 figures. 7 tables. Decorative endpapers. Pictorial matt card covers. British farming before it was utterly changed in the post-war world. 10.00


11753. Rye, E.C. and Fowler, Rev. C: British Beetles an Introduction to the study of our Indigenous Coleoptera.

London: L. Reeve and Co. second edition 1890. xii+275+16 plates+16 pp. revised and in part re-written by the Rev. Canon Fowler. brown boards with a bright gilt vignette of a stag beetle. The hand coloured plates are most attractive. Owners name on ffep otherwise in very good condition. A nice tight bright copy of this work 50.00


15113. Scarisbrick, D. H. and R.W. Daniels, editors: Oilseed Rape.

London: Collins, 1986. x+309 pp. 24 x 16 cm. Illustrated. Tables and charts. Gold-blocked green boards, in a very good dustwrapper. Previous owner's name on ffep, o/w in very good condition. 15.00


10326. Sedgwick Museum Cambridge: Sedgwick Museum Cambridge Catalogue of Fossils in the Student's Stratigraphical Series.

Sedgwick Museum Cambridge Fifth edition 1922. 21.5 by 14 cms. 28 pp. soft covers, in good condition. 12.00


12920. Sedgwick, S. N.: Seaside Wonders and How to Identify Them.

London: The Epworth Press, 1937. The 'How to Identify' Series, Number 6. Third edition. xx + 64pp. 17 x 11 cm. List of illustrations, (twenty-three + coloured plate). Blue-blocked green boards, with mounted coloured illustration on front board. Flap of dw has sticker "1/9 Net Including Extra War Costs". "Bolster C R" on neat label on ffep. and some shelf wear to dw, o/w good. 10.00


724. Seller, W. and Stephens, H.: Physiology at the Farm in aid of Rearing and Feeding the Livestock.

Edinburgh: Blackwood 1867. xxix+633 pp. woodcut illustrations. v.g. 25.00


8809. Shackleton, Keith: Wake.

London: Lutterworth Press, 1954. 128pp, in gold-blocked gray boards. No dw. 28.5 x 22 cm. Sixteen plates in colour, and 68 illustrations in text. Slight foxing to prelims and final page, and discreet library stamps, o/w the contents are in good condition. The illustrations are wonderful. The spine carries a Dewey annotation. 17.50


12115. Sharman, John: Astronomical Dialogues for the Instruction of Youth.

Dublin: Printed by John Jones, no 40 South Great Georges Street and sold at no. 22, Dawson Street 1821. 17.5 by 10.5 cms. 76 pp. Quarter leather with marbled boards. First published in 1810 and no further editions known. Boards showing some wear and rubbing, hinge splitting at the bottom of the rear board, internally tight, clean, unannotated. Framed in question and answer format. In good condition. 95.00


11722. Sharp, W. E.: Common Beetles of our Countryside.

London: S.W. Partridge & Co. n.d. 80+80+80+80+7pp. illustrated, hardback, decorative front board and spine, a little dusty, some fading to boards, otherwise fairly good. 15.00


9068. Simmons, A.T. and Stenhouse, E.: Science of Common Life.

London: Macmillan and Co 1908. viii+330 pp. illustrated, red boards, very good. 7.00


7940. Small, Professor J.: Quantitative Evolution XVI Increase of Species-number in Diatoms.

Offprint from Annals of Botany, N.S. Vol. xiv No.53, Jan 1950. pp. 91-113. 23.5 x 16 cm. Paper covers. 5.00


7939. Small, Professor J.: Some Laws of Organic Evolution.

Belfast: Printed for Private Circulation, 1947. Read to Section K of the British Association for the Advancement of Science at Dundee, 2.9.47. 15 pp. 21.5 x 14 cm. Charts, tables, paper covers. 5.00


14751. Smith, G. F. Herbert: Gemstones.

London: Methuen & Co. 9th ed rewritten 1940. xvii+443pp. illustrated, hardback, no dustwrapper, showing some wear a fair copy. 10.00


12594. St Mars, F: On Nature's Trail A Wonder-Book of the Wild.

London: James Nisbet & Co. 1912. With introduction by Lieut-Colonel J.H. Paterson. Illustrated by Ernest Aris. xiii+255pp. with six tissue guarded cold mounted plates, blue boards with an embossed gilt wolf's head on the front board. Boards quite worn and rubbed, internally tight and clean. Because of the boards we describe this as a fair copy. "These tales appeared originally in Pearson's Magazine, the Red Magazine, the Grand Magazine and the Novel Magazine." The illustrations are very nice. Ernest Alfred Aris was born 22 April 1883 and studied in Bradford College of Art and the RCA. His work was widely reproduced in America, Australia and Canada. 12.00


4563. Step, Edward: British Insect Life A Popular Introduction to Entomology.

London: T. Werner Laurie, 1929 Revised edition. 264pp. 22 x 18 cm. Eight illustrations in colour by Alfred Priest, and 32 half-tone plates comprising 248 figures. Colour plates are tissue guarded. Ffep gone, spine a bit faded, some wear, otherwise good. 9.50


11766. Step, Edward: By the Deep Sea A Popular Introduction to the Wild Life of the British Shores.

London: Jarrold & Sons third edition n.d. c.1900 322 pp. illustrated, with 122 illustrations by P.H. Gosse, W.A. Pearce, and Mabel Step, floral endpapers, green boards, some wear, rubbing to spine extremities, otherwise good. 15.00


13729. Taylor, NA: Nature Study Summer Term 1963 A series of broadcasts provided by the BBC for the School Broadcasting Council for the United Kingdom.

London: British Broadcasting Corporation, 1963. 24 pp., including paper covers. 23.5 x 17.5 cm. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. Very good condition. 10.00


11805. Tennent, Sir J. Emerson: Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon with Narratives and Anecdotes illustrative of the habits and instincts of the mammalia, Birds, Reptiles, Fishes, Insects &c.

Longman, Green, Longman and Roberts first edition 1861. Including a Monograph of The Elephant and a description of the modes of capturing and training it. xxiii+500 pp. with engravings from original drawings. Hardback, dark green textured and embossed boards with a gilt vignette of an insect to front board, spine has some very light fading, internally very clean, tight and bright. An excellent copy of this indispensible work. Tennent, 1804-1869, was born into a Belfast merchant family. He was educated at Belfast Academy and Trinity College Dublin. He entered Parliament as MP for Belfast in 1832. He became Secretary of the Board of Trade in 1841, and in 1845 Colonial Secretary of Ceylon, a post he held until 1850. Returning home he resumed at the Board of Trade, and became MP for Lisburn in Co. Antrim. He wrote a number of valuable works about Ceylon. 225.00


5650. Theobald, F.V.: Economic Zoology First Report.

London: British Museum of Natural History, 1903. xxxiv+192 pp. Consists of "a series of Reports to the Board of Agriculture, of Reports and letters to a variety of unofficial correspondents, and of Reports to the Foreign Office and to the Colonial Office, drawn up by Mr. F. V. Theobald during the years 1901-1902". These follow a classified survey of the various sub-divisions of Economic Zoology. Animals injurious to Agriculture, Horticulture, and Forestry. There are eighteen Figures in the text, and sections on furniture beetles, clothes moths, tapeworms and wireworms, origin and varieties of domesticated geese, horse-worms, scabies, earwigs, screw worms in St Lucia, larder beetles, locusts, termites, and the dreaded cigar beetle. An ex-library copy. Errata slip, and British Museum presentation slip on front pastdown. The ffep and title page are missing, otherwise good. 55.00


10368. Thomas Methven & Sons: Price list of Clovers, Grasses and other Agricultural Seeds 1913.

Edinburgh: Thomas Methven & Sons 15 Princes Street 1913. 28 by 22 cms. 8 pp. illustrated, rusty staples, some wear to spine otherwise good. Apart from clovers, rye grass and natural grasses are also included, Swedish turnips, white turnips, yellow turnips, field cabbage. mangel-wurzel, kohl rabi, field carrot, parsnips, and other forage plants. A scarce survivor. 30.00


11414. Thompson, Paul with Wailey, Tony and Lummis, Trevor: Living the Fishing.

London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1983 398 pp. 22.5 x 14.5 cm. A book about the past and the future of all who live from the sea. Illustrated, hardback, in a dustwrapper. Dustwrapper spine a little sunfaded otherwise in very good condition. 9.50


17779. Thompson, Robert and Brian Nelson: The Butterflies and Moths of Northern Ireland.

Belfast: National Museums Northern Ireland, 2006. xii + 428 pp. 27.5 x 22 cm. Copiously illustrated in colour, including distribution maps. Bibliography. Index. Pictorial laminated card covers. In very good condition. Unpackaged weight 2,400g. 35.00


12905. Thornton, Robert John: A Family Herbal or Familiar Account of the Medical Properties of British and Foreign Plants also their uses in dying, and the various arts, arranged according to the Linnean System.

London: Printed for B. and R. Crosby and Co. Second edition, considerably enlarged and approved 1814. 24 by 15 cms. xxviii+898 pp. illustrated by a frontispiece portrait and 258 engravings from plants drawn from nature by Henderson, and engraved by Bewick of Newcastle. Professionally rebound in new green cloth boards with gilt lining to spine and a new black and gilt spine label, new endpapers. Internally a tight copy but there is an old waterstain affecting the title page and contents pages, c25pp. Old signature on top of the title page. The final index page is missing. Otherwise in very good condition. The illustrations are rather attractive. The author was a member of the University of Cambridge, of the Royal College of Physicians, Lecturer on Botany at Guy's Hospital etc. 235.00


15153. Tilden, Sir William A.: Chemical Discovery and Invention in the Twentieth Century.

London: George Routledge and Sons, 1919. Third edition, revised. 21.5 by 14 cms. xvi+487 pp. 150 illustrations, and eleven portraits. Dark blue boards with gilt decorative roundel to front board and gilt spine titling. Signature on ffep, o/w in good condition. 12.00


12059. Tomlinson, Mrs Charles: First Steps in General Knowledge Part 1 The Starry Heavens.

London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge n.d. c.1875. 14 by 11 cms. 161 pp. illustrated, embossed, textured boards with gilt title. In very good condition. 15.00


18129. Tunnicliffe, C. F.: My Country Book.

London & New York: The Studio, 1942. 95 pp. 25 x 19 cm. 97 illustrations, of which 16 are very attractive colour plates. Black-blocked green boards, in good condition. No dustwrapper. Impressed address and slight foxing on ffep. 15.00


10279. Watson, Allan and Whalley, Paul: The Dictionary of Butterflies and Moths in Color.

New York: McGraw Hill 1975. 31 by 24 cms. xiv+ 296 pp. illustrated with 405 plates, hardback, very good in a v.g. dustwrapper. 15.00


1070. Wells, Henry P.: City Boys in the Woods, or A Trapping Venture in Maine.

London Chapman and Hall 1890. x+277 pp. profusely illustrated with 104 woodcut illustrations and head and tail pieces to each chapter, gilt vignette of grazing deer on front board. Original cloth gilt over bevelled green boards. A slight stain on rear board otherwise internally very good and clean. Bookplate of William H. Workman of the Belfast shipbuilding family to rear of front board . 15.00


11507. White Rev. Gilbert: The Natural History of Selborne with observations on various parts of nature; the naturalist's calendar.

London: Henry G. Bohn, 1851. With additions and supplementary notes by Sir William Jardine, edited with further illustrations, a biographical sketch of the author and a complete index by Edward Jesse. xxiv+416 pp. with forty engravings. In a polished calf binding, six panelled spine with raised bands, gilt decorative panels, gilt school crest on front board, marbled endpapers, and fore edges. School prize plate from The Incorporated Society of Merchant Venturers of the City of Bristo, trustees of the hospital founded by Edward Colston. Presented to George Francis Adams Nov. 3rd 1852. Showing some wear, gilt faded, some light foxing here and there otherwise good. 52.00


17784. Wood, J.G.: The Illustrated Natural History. Volume III Reptiles, Fishes, Molluscs.

London: Routledge, Warne, and Routledge, 1863. Volume 3 only. 810 pp. 25 x 17 cm. Extensively illustrated. Compendium of generic distinctions. Index. Half leather and cloth boards. Five-panelled spine with raised bands, gold lining, and the two original spine labels. Marbled foreedges and endpapers. Some shelfwear and rubbing, but internally tight and clean Overall in good condition. This is a heavy book (2,100g) and increased postage will be needed outside the UK. 25.00


12137. Wood, Rev. J. G: The Illustrated Natural History. Mammalia.

London: George Routledge and Sons 1865. 25.5 by 17.5 cms, 800 pp. with illustrations by Wolf, Zwecker, Weir, Coleman, Harvey etc.Engraved by the brothers Dalziel. Half leather and marbled boards, boards a bit edge rubbed, spine worn scuffed with wear to spine extremities, owner's inscription on ffep, internally tight, clean and unmarked. Superb illustrations. Overall in good conditiion. The first vol. of a three vol. set. (The other vols covered, reptiles, fishes and molluscs, and birds.) 42.00


14397. Wright, Professor AD: Rotten Shells.

Belfast: The Queen's University of Belfast, 1976. New Lecture Series Number 88. 27 pp + tipped-in Description of Plates and Text-Figures. 21 x 14.5 cm. An Inaugural Lecture. Six plates and eight figures. Matt card covers. A former owner has neatly printed his name on the front top right hand corner of the front cover and on the back of the title page. 13.50


15925. Yadil: The Yadil Veterinary Book.

London: Clement and Johnson Limited, 1923 "The careful study of this book and the use of "Yadil" in all infectious diseases of Live Stock will save thousands of pounds now lost annually". 95 pp. 18 x 12 cm. Gold-blocked light green boards now faded, no dw. Faded, otherwise in good condition. Yadil was a proprietry medicine from the early 20th century. It was an antiseptic whose claimed active ingredient was "tri-methenal allyic carbide". It was popular in the 1918 flu epidemic and was then widely advertised and promoted, with ambitious therapeutic claims of suitability for humans and animals. In 1924 the English newspaper "The Daily Mail" refused the ads and exposed the product as 1% formaldehyde, 4% glycerine and 95% water, plus a smell. This exposure was perhaps the first example of the advance of such a "medicine" foundering through Press action. An interesting item of "bad science". 45.00


16437. Zeuner, Frederick E.: The Pleistocene Period Its Climate, Chronology and Faunal Successions.

London: Printed for the Ray Society, 1945. xii + 322 + 7 pp. 22.5 x 14.4 cm. Seventy-six Figures. Bibliography. Index. Gold-blocked textured and lined blue boards, with Society's device, in gold, on front board. "A.E.P. Collins" neatly written on front pastedown, o/w in very good condition. 35.00

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