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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

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

16014. Belfast Dog Show Society: Belfast Dog Show Society Catalogue of Annual Championship Show Wednesday, 19th Sept., 1934.

Belfast: Belfast Dog Show Society, 1934. 112 pp. 21.5 x 14 cm. Matt card printed covers. A tiny portion of the top right corner of the pages has been neatly sliced off. Staples are getting rusty, and the three-page section covering Irish Terriers has been annotated, otherwise a good copy. The Show was held at the RUAS grounds at the King's Hall, Balmoral. 20.00

14488. Bell, T.D.: Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries Bulletin no. 67 Turkeys.

London: HMSO 1937. 24.5 by 15 cms. 19pp. illustrated, softcovers, image in 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

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

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

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

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

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

19561. Buteshire Natural History Society: Transactions of the Buteshire Natural History Society ( 1925 )

Buteshire Natural History Society 1925 21.5 x 14 cm. 60 pp. 47 plates, paper covers, staples slightly rusty but tight, in very good condition. Articles include, The Old Mansion House Rothesay, Meterological Observations, Weather Notes, Representation of Bute and Rothsey in Parliament, and Excavations at Dunagoil. 10.00

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

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. 45.00

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

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

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,new endpapers, 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

13673. Deadman, Andrew J: The Coal Tit.

London: HMSO, for Forestry Commission Forest Record, 1973. 16 pp, including papers covers. 20.5 x 16.5 cm. Six b&w plates, and coloured front cover. Very good condition. 10.00

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

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

14321. Finn, Frank: Bird Behaviour Psychical and Physiological.

London: Hutchinson and Co. n.d. x+363 pp. illustrated, hardback, minor wear otherwise in good condition. 8.00

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

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

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

18215. Hillis, Paul: Irish Birds.

Dublin: Eason & Son Ltd, 1992. The Irish Heritage Series : 23. 24 pp. 25 x 15 cm. 37 illustrations, in colour. Pictorial glazed card covers. In very good condition. 10.00

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

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

11568. Hutchinson, Clive: Ireland's Wetlands and their Birds.

Dublin: Irish Wildbird Conservancy 1979. 24 by 18 cms. 201 pp. illustrated, maps, hardback, in a slightly worn dustwrapper. In very good condition. This is the first book devoted exclusively to the birds of these wetlands. It seems now scarce. 20.00

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

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

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. 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

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

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

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

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

20265. Nelson, E. Charles: Shamrock Botany and History of an Irish Myth.

Aberystwyth Wales: Kilkenny Ireland 1991. xiv+200 pp. 72 figures, 5 colour illustrations, gold blocked black boards, a tiny nick on the spine, otherwise in very good condition, in a very good dustwrapper. 10.00

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. 55.00

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

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

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

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

6756. Ruttledge, Robert F: Ireland's Birds Their Distribution and Migrations.

London: H.F.& G. Witherby Ltd. 1st ed 1966. xv+207 pp. illustrated, map, very good in a slightly rubbed dustwrapper. A useful and comprehensive study with photographs taken to illustrate habitat. 20.00

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

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. 45.00

13677. Slater, Pat: First Field Guide to Australian Birds.

Fortitude Valley: Steve Parish Publishing Pty Ltd, 1997. 56pp. 16.5 x 11.5 cm. Superb colour photography. Good condition. 10.00

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

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

2969. The Clydesdale Horse Society: The Clydesdale Stud-Book 1912, Vol 34, Mares 27,480-30,790: Stallions 16,126-16,868

Glasgow: Robert MacLehose & Co Ltd, 1912 xv+1,400pp, 22x14cm, in slightly-worn boards. Two plates. 15.00

2970. The Clydesdale Horse Society: The Clydesdale Stud-Book 1913, Vol 35, Mares 30,791-34,134: Stallions 16,869-17,567

Glasgow: Robert MacLehose & Co Ltd, 1913 xv+1,223pp, 22x14cm, in slightly-worn boards. Two plates. 15.00

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. 12.00

16904. Thomson, A. Landsborough: Britain's Birds and Their Nests.

London: W. & R. Chambers, Limited, 1910. xxviii+340 pp. 25.5 x 19 cms. Introduction by J. Arthur Thompson. Illustrated with 132 drawings in colour by George Rankin. Faded gold-blocked red boards. Spine professionally relaid. Overall in fair/good condition. However this is a large heavy book which will require extra postage. Itseems to be scarce. 20.00

19620. Thorburn, Archibald: A Naturalist's Sketch Book.

London: Longmans, Green and Co. 1919. 32 x 27 cm. viii+71 pp. and 60 plates, gold blocked red boards, t.e.g. the boards are faded, particularly the front board, internally very tight and clean, in good to very good condition overall. It is a very heavy book and will require extra shipping charges, especially overseas. Please ask us about shipping charges before ordering. 100.00

19621. Thorburn, Archibald: Game Birds and Wild-Fowl of Great Britain and Ireland.

London: Longmans, Green and Co. 1923. 32 x 27 cm. viii+71 pp. and 38 plates in colour showing 58 species, gold blocked red boards, t.e.g. the spine is a little sun faded, internally very tight and clean, in very good condition overall. The illustrations are particularly good. It is a very heavy book and will require extra shipping charges, especially overseas. Please ask us about shipping charges before ordering. 150.00

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

19804. Walker, Christopher, editor: Astronomy before the Telescope.

London: British Museum Press, 1996. 352 pp. 24.5 x 19 cm. 116 illustrations, including maps 20 coloured plates. Glossary. Index. Pictorial glazed card overs. In very good condition. 10.00

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

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

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