Jackson, C. E. pp.133 with 14 coloured plates. Large 8vo. Nr. fine hardback in nr. fine dw. Some magnificently illustrated bird books were published in the Victorian era. Here the author has restricted herself to those works wher the coloured plates were produced by lithography. Artists include William Swainson, Edward Lear, John Gould, Archibald Thorburn and George Lodge.
Sitwell, Sacheverell., Buchanan, Handasyde & Fisher, James. pp.xi, 180 with full-page colour reproductions. Small folio. Fine hardback in fine dw. gently sunned to spine. A lavishly illustrated tribute to the world's ornithological artists, formerly only available as a limited edition, and containing the work of such great names as John James Audubon, John Gould and Edward Lear.
Jonsson, Lars. pp.192 with colour illus. throughout. Large 4to. Fine hardback in nr. fine dw. Out-of-print. Lars Jonsson is widely regarded as one of the greatest bird artists of all time. In his native Sweden he is a national celebrity and there is even a museum dedicated to his art in his native Gotland. This new collection of paintings and drawings represents his work since the turn of the millennium and includes short essays from the sculptor Kent Ullberg and museum curator Adam Harris.
[Johns., Rev. Charles Alexander]. pp.vii, 248 with illus. frontis., 22 chromolithographs plus further b/w. illus. and 4-pages of publishers adverts. Small 8vo. Hardback. With dedication to ffep. To Frank Pointing with J. Booths best love, August 1859. Bookplate of Winifred M. Oliver-Jones to pastedown. SPCK blindstamp to corner of blind stamp, also with previous booksellers catalogue entry for this book neatly tipped to ffep., which states Evidently the beginning of Mr. Poyntings life-long devotion to Oology. Contents thor. vg. Original decorative cloth with spine relaid, retaining original endpapers, in good to vg. condition. Unique copy. Frank Poynting (1848-1897) is perhaps best known for his fine work Eggs of British Birds - Limicolae, which was originally published in four parts and a total of just 250 complete copies were printed.
Chapman, A. pp.xi, 220 with colour photos. and b/w. illustrations by Bruce Pearson. 8vo. Fine hardback in fine dw., with a hint of sunning to spine. With Bruce Pearsons leaflet (loosely inserted) on which he advertises the books illustrations for sale This book gives a detailed account of the Hobbys secretive breeding habits, varied hunting techniques and wide prey spectrum. Other chapters include a review of its status and ecology throughout the Eurasian range, notably in Britain, the mystery of its migration and what is known about its wintering quarters.
Roberts, M.J. pp.256 with 237 with full-page colour plates. 4to. Nr. fine hardback in vg. dw. A total of 307 species, and in some cases both sexes, are illustrated in full colour, greatly enlarged to aid identification, and representative of all that are found in Britain and Ireland.
Watling, R. (et al). pp.vi, 124 with maps. 4to. Fine softback. Out of print. The Fungus Flora of Orkney has been compiled from the results of eight years collecting by one of the authors, combined with determinations of the material collected by Tom Eggeling and his friends over a 12-year period.
Watling, R. pp.v, 98 with maps. 4to. Fine softback. As new. The fungal flora of Shetland has been compiled from the results of six years collecting combined with records gleaned from the literature and notes of other collectors. In spine of the rather limited range of vegetational types in Shetland a surprising number of taxa have been recorded (984). From the Preface.
Cope, T. & Gray, A. pp.612 with line drawings throughout. 8vo. Fine softback. As new. Three A4 pages of Grass ID notes, three A4 pages of hand-written notes detailing more common grasses found in chalk grassland, woodland and hedgerows and an A4 table of Downland Grasses (by Noel Chadwick, dated 1985) all loosely inserted. Unique copy. Grasses of the British Isles contains descriptions of 15 tribes, 67 genera and 220 species and the information includes description, distribution, habitat and additional information as well as plates illustrating the different species.
Raine, Walter. pp.vii, 197 with 6 colour plates of eggs, plus further fine illus. 8vo. Hardback. Signature to ffep. in pencil. Two plates have been re-attached and a closed tear repaired, both with sellotape, o/w. contents vg. to nr. fine. Original brown cloth, decorated and lettered in gilt in vg. condition. With 10-page illustrated article Bird-Nesting in Northwest Canada by Walter Raine loosely inserted. Though the title of the book would lead readers to expect the work to be purely Oological, it will be found to treat on matters not strictly Ornithological. I have branched off and given descriptions of the habits of the more important animals inhabiting the region and have also given a description of the scenery between Toronto and Vancouver.
Harrison, C.J.O. pp.130 with b/w. photos. and text figs. 8vo. Ex.Lib. Nr. fine hardback in nr. fine dw. This book aimed, at the time of writing, to provide for the keen birdwatcher as complete a picture as possible of the knowledge and theories on the subject of nests and eggs
Young, M. pp.xiv, 271 with colour photos. and b/w. illus. 8vo. On the rear of the last page of index there is a handwritten interesting anecdotal account of how the books previous owner, David Boddington, first encountered and became aquainted with the author. Nr. fine hardback in nr. fine dw. This work paints a broad picture of moth biology and ecology. From their breeding, feeding, distribution and life history as well as the specialized aspects of their behaviour. Uses many examples from the moth faunas of Britain and Europe.
Shotton, F.W. and Cooke, P. Four part set with b/w. illus. 8vo. Nr. fine softbacks. With 2-side A5 page Additions to lists previously published providing updates on Coleoptera recoded at the Tile Hill Nature Reserve. Scarce. Part I : Hydradephaga, Palpicornia, Malacodermata, Sternoxia, lamellicornia & Phytophaga. Part II : Carabidae, Clavicornia. Part III : Teridilia, Heteromera, Rhynchophora. Part IV : Staphylinidae and Pselaphidae.
Kloet, G.S. & Hincks, W.D. pp.ix, 159. 8vo. Softback. Bookplate. Minor spotting to fore-edges of text block o/w. a fine softback. With Royal Entomological Society leaflet (dated 1984-85) presenting their published list of Handbooks and the prices as they stood at the time. The list of Hymenoptera in Kloet & Hincks' original edition of this work (1945) was the first supposedly complete one published since 1837. The present checklist incorporates the results of a great deal of further research. The new list includes 6641 species compared with 6228 in the first edition. from the Introduction.
Joy, Norman H. Two volume set with b/w. illustrations. Royal 8vo. Hardbacks. TEG. Minor spotting to fore-edges of text block and occasionally internally, o/w. contents fine. Original black cloth boards in vg. condition. The preferred edition.
Duffy, E.A.J. pp.viii, 350 with 8 b/w. photographic plates and over 290 illus. within text. Royal 8vo. Hardback. Inscription (presentation copy from BM(NH)) to ffep., small booksellers label (E.W. Classey) to front pastedown. Some light spotting to ffep., prelims and text block edges o/w. contents fine. Original cloth in fine condition with gentle sunning to spine.
British Tortricoid Moths. Volume 1: Cochylidae and Tortricidae: Tortricinae; Volume 2: Tortricidae: Olethreutinae.Bradley, J.D. (et al). Two volume set with 47 full-page colour plates and 42 fine b/w. illustrations. 4to. Hardbacks. Nr. fine hardbacks in vg. dws. The standard work on the tortricoid moths of Britain.
Bellman, Heiko. pp.213 with colour photos. 8vo. Fine hardback. All the 78 native northern European grsshoppers and crickets, usually both sexes, are illustrated in 168 col. photos. There is a clear, illustrated guide to species, and a key to grasshopper songs with ccompanying sonograms.
Dobson, F. pp.xl, 319 with b/w. and colour photos., b/w. text illus., and dist. maps. 8vo. Nr. fine hardback. Provides an invaluable guide to identifying the British and Irish species both for the amateur naturalist just starting to study lichens, and the more advanced lichenologist and it offers the environmentalist and ecologist a concise work of reference, compact enough to be used in the field.
Van Rhijn, J.G. pp.xii, 209 with b/w. photos., illus. and figs. 8vo. Nr. fine hardback in fine dw. Explores the fascinating and elaborate breeding behaviour of this intriguing bird, and places it in context with other wader species.
Nethersole-Thompson, D. pp.288 with colour frontis. and b/w. photos. 8vo. Minor spotting to fore-edges of text block o/w. a fine hardback in nr. fine dw. The result of many years study by the author, this book is both a description of dotterels in their remote habitat and a definitive account of all aspects of their life history.
Campbell, Bruce. pp. with 24 colour lithographed plates and explanatory text. Oblong folio. Limited edition of 500 copies, this being No. 381. Fine hardback in fine slipcase. The Zoological Society of London holds 43 volumes of highly detailed illustrations by British army officer, Major Henry Jones (1838-1921). They contain some 1,200 watercolours of birds. To mark the 150th anniversary of the Societys foundation, 24 of these drawings were beautifully reproduced in this volume. Each plate is accompanied by text prepared by Bruce Campbell. Among the birds depicted are ptarmigans, pheasants, bustards, turacos, kingfishers, orioles, and jays.
97. Porley, R. & Hodgetts, N. 8vo. Minor spotting to top-edge of text block, o/w. a fine hardback in fine dw. Genuine 1st edition. Out-of-print. This, the first edition first issue is more than half a centimetre taller than the first edition, second issue.