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image of LIFE ON THE UPPER THAMES.

LIFE ON THE UPPER THAMES.

by Robertson, H.R.

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Published
1875
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Good+
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First Edition
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London: Virtue, Spalding, 1875. 214 pp, 4to (11" H). Red leather binding with gilt lettering/decoration on boards, spine has five raised bands, gilt lettering, banding/decoration. Marbled endpapers with gilt dentelle edges, all edges gilt. 36 full-page b&w plates plus 74 additional small b&w illustrations - all present. A look at the people who lived along the Upper Thames, the… Read more
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MY SCOTTISH SKETCH BOOK.

by Edwards, Lionel. (1878-1966)

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Capricorn Books
Published
1929
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Good
Edition
First Edition
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NZ$145.38

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London: Country Life, 1929. VII, 32 pp, 4to (12 1/4" H). Gray/purple cloth with paper title label on front board, purple marbled endpapers. 16 colour plates, including frontispiece (all present - clean, bright, with no tears or creases). All pages (text & illustrations) are printed on one side only on heavy stock (versos blank). Each illustration page… Read more
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THE LAGOON: HOW ARISTOTLE INVENTED SCIENCE.

by Leroi, Armand Marie.

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Published
2014
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Very Good+
Edition
Third Printing
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9780670026746
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New York: Viking, 2014. 501 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "In 345 BC Aristotle arrived on (Lesbos). In Athens, he had been taught by Plato to seek truth in the intangible realm of ideas. But, rejecting his teacher's metaphysics, Aristotle turned to the natural world and began the greatest of all human endeavors. He catalogued the animals… Read more
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DAYLIGHTING CHEDOKE: EXPLORING HAMILTON'S HIDDEN CREEK.

by Terpstra, John. Signed.

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Capricorn Books
Published
2018
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Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781928088721
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NZ$25.44

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Hamilton, Ontario: James Street North Books / Wolsak and Wynn , 2018. 133 pp, 8 1/2" H. Map endpapers. Signed by author on title page. "Chedoke is one of six creeks that weave their way through Hamilton (Ontario), but it is the most hidden, lost to culverts and concrete. It sees daylight only in a couple of waterfalls where… Read more
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THE LOST DINOSAURS OF EGYPT

by Nothdurft, William. With Josh Smith, Matt Lamanna, Ken Lacovara, Jason Poole, and Jen Smith.

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Published
2002
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Very Good
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First Edition
ISBN
9780375507953
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New York: Random House, 2002. 242 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, drawings. "(R)ecounts an amazing but little-known episode in the history of dinosaur hunting. On the eve of World War I, an amazing cache of strange Cretaceous-age dinosaurs was discovered in the Great Western Desert of Egypt. With considerable difficulty, this collection was brought to Munich, only to… Read more
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THE STORY OF A RED-DEER.

by Fortescue, J.W. (John William, Sir.)

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Published
1938
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Good+
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London: Macmillan, 1938. 144 pp, 9 1/2" H. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt illustration of red-deer stag on front board, top edge gilt. 12 colour plates (including frontispiece) and 12 gravure plates (all present). The story of a red-deer stag, from his birth on Exmoor to his death in a waterfall as he attempts… Read more
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NATURAL HISTORY & SPORT IN MORAY. COLLECTED FROM THE JOURNALS AND LETTERS OF THE LATE CHARLES ST. JOHN.

by St. John, Charles. With Memoir by C. Innes.

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Published
1863
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Good
Edition
First Edition
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NZ$109.04

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Edinburgh: Edmonston and Douglas, 1863. xlvii, 336 pp, 7 1/2" H. Green leather spine with 5 raised bands and gilt decoration, maroon leather title block with gilt lettering, green leather corners, marbled paper-covered boards, all edges of text block marbled. Marbled endpapers, b&w frontispiece (swans) and a few small b&w drawings throughout text. Preliminary material includes a Preface,… Read more
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THE GUIDE TO TREES OF CANADA AND NORTH AMERICA.

by Mitchell, Alan.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1987
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Near Fine
ISBN
9781850280538
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NZ$36.35

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Limpsfield: Dragon's World, 1987. 199 pp, 11 11/16" H. Profusely illustrated throughout in colour and b&w, showing leaves, flowers, bark, fruit/nuts, seasonal changes, outlines, etc. Also includes a "Practical Reference Section" (Suitable Trees for the Garden / Planting a Tree / Pruning and Shaping / Improving Growth of Young Trees / Measuring Height) and "A Guide to the… Read more
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THE LEGEND OF THE PALM TREE.

by Duarte, Margarida Estrela Bandeira.

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Published
1940
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Good+
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New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1940. Unpaginated, 12 1/2" H. Beaufifully illustrated in colour. When drought strikes a Brazilian native family, they trek to find a new home. Along the way, they encounter Carnauba, a woman turned into a palm tree by the Moon. She instructs the young boy in how to obtain food, drink, shelter, medicine and clothing… Read more
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THE MOVEMENTS AND HABITS OF CLIMBING PLANTS.

by Darwin, Charles.

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Published
1875
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Very Good -
Edition
First Edition
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London: John Murray, 1875. viii, 208 pp, small 8vo (7 3/8" H), leather spine with 5 raised bands, black leather title label, gilt lettering & decoration, leather corners, marbled-paper covered boards, marbling to all edges of text block. Marbled endpapers. B&w illustrations. List of other titles by Darwin on verso of title page. The title page states "Second… Read more
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THE POWER OF MOVEMENT IN PLANTS.

by Darwin, Charles. Assisted by Francis Darwin.

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Published
1882
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Very Good -
Edition
Third Thousand.
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NZ$726.90

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London: John Murray, 1882. x, 592 pp, (no publisher's advertisements), small 8vo (7 3/8" H), leather spine with 5 raised bands, black leather title label, gilt lettering & decoration, leather corners, marbled-paper covered boards, marbling to all edges of text block. Marbled endpapers. B&w illustrations. Contents: Introduction; The Circumnutating Movements of Seedling Plants; General Considerations of the Movements and Growth… Read more
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BIRDS OF ASIA. 160 COLOUR-PLATES FROM THE LITHOGRAPHS OF JOHN GOULD.

by Rutgers, A. (Abram.)

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Published
1969
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Very Good
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London: Methuen, 1969. 321 pp, 10" H. Grey cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Reproductions of 160 colour plates by the 19th century British ornithologist John Gould (1804-1881). "The modern text for this edition has been written by Abram Rutgers, and it demonstrates just how accurate were John Gould's illustrations - despite the general lack of ornithological knowledge in the… Read more
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THE SUN'S BABIES.

by Howes, Edith.

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Very Good-
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Reprint.
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London: Cassell 154 pp, 7 1/2" H. No date, but probably c1940 with the 'wartime' paper of that era. Medium green boards with black lettering on spine and front board, dust jacket with pastedown illustration. 4 colour plates (including frontispiece) - all present. A charming collection of stories and poems by the New Zealand author and educator, mixing… Read more
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THE VARIOUS CONTRIVANCES BY WHICH ORCHIDS ARE FERTILISED BY INSECTS. SECOND EDITION, REVISED. THIRD THOUSAND.

by Darwin, Charles.

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Published
1882
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Very Good-
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Second Edition, revised.
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NZ$763.25

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London: John Murray, 1882. xvi, 300 pp, small 8vo (7 3/8" H), leather spine with 5 raised bands, black leather title label, gilt lettering & decoration, leather corners, marbled-paper covered boards, marbling to all edges of text block. Marbled endpapers. List of other titles by Darwin on verso of title page. 38 b&w illustrations in text. "(This book was… Read more
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THE DESCENT OF MAN, AND SELECTION IN RELATION TO SEX. SECOND EDITION, REVISED AND AUGMENTED. FIFTEENTH THOUSAND.

by Darwin, Charles.

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Published
1882
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Very Good-
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Second Edition, reivsed and augmented.
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London: John Murray, 1882. xvi, 693 pp, small 8vo (7 3/8" H), leather spine with 5 raised bands, black leather title label, gilt lettering & decoration, leather corners, marbled-paper covered boards, marbling to all edges of text block. Marbled endpapers. List of other titles by Darwin on verso of title page. B&w illustrations. "(Here, Darwin) applies evolutionary theory to… Read more
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THE EFFECTS OF CROSS AND SELF FERTILISATION IN THE VEGETABLE KINGDOM. FIRST EDITION.

by Darwin, Charles.

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Published
1876
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Very Good-
Edition
First Edition.
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NZ$1,090.35

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London: John Murray, 1876. viii, 482 pp, small 8vo (7 3/8" H), leather spine with 5 raised bands, black leather title label, gilt lettering & decoration, leather corners, marbled-paper covered boards, marbling to all edges of text block. Marbled endpapers. List of other titles by Darwin on verso of title page. Errata slip laid in following "Contents". "(Darwin's report)… Read more
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BRUMAS THE POLAR BEAR CUB.

by Armistead, Elizabeth.

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Published
1950
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Good
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First Edition
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London: Britannicus Liber, 1950. 31 pp, 8 5/8" H. Pictorial front board, red cloth spine. B&w photographs. On November 27th, 1949, the first polar bear cub to be successfully reared in Britain was born at the London Zoo. Originally thought to be male, she was named for her two keepers, Bruce and Sam (reversed). The… Read more
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ISLAND OF THE BLESSED: THE SECRETS OF EGYPT'S EVERLASTING OASIS.

by Thurston, Harry.

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Capricorn Books
Published
2003
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Very Good
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First Edition
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9780385259699
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Doubleday Canada, 2003. 388 pp, 9 1/4" H. "(I)n the Western Desert, where decades might pass between rains, and showers often evaporate before they hit the ground, lies the 'other Egypt', where a story as old as the sands has lain for millennia. In this tiny island of green - with its shifting borders of deadly sand, verdant farms,… Read more
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THE NATURE CALENDAR - WILD FLOWERS. 1913.

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Published
1913
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Good
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Velvet Calf Edition.
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New York: Barse & Hopkins, 1913. Unpaginated (approx. 50 pp, printed on one side only with versos blank), 11" H x 7 1/8" W. "Velvet Calf" (soft leather) front cover with letter/decoration in gilt, card rear cover, stud fasteners. 12 tipped in colour plates of North American wild flowers. All pages have gold decorative borders. Each… Read more
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image of THE LAKE COUNTIES.  WITH SPECIAL ARTICLES ON BIRDS, BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS, FLORA, GEOLOGY, FOX-HUNTING, MOUNTAINEERING, YACHTING, MOTOR-BOATING, FISHING, SHOOTING, AND CYCLING.  INCLUDING A FULL GAZETTEER AND MAP.

THE LAKE COUNTIES. WITH SPECIAL ARTICLES ON BIRDS, BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS, FLORA, GEOLOGY, FOX-HUNTING, MOUNTAINEERING, YACHTING, MOTOR-BOATING, FISHING, SHOOTING, AND CYCLING. INCLUDING A FULL GAZETTEER AND MAP.

by Collingwood, W.G. With contributions by Mary L. Armitt, Dr. Richard C. Lowther, S.L. Petty, Bernard Smith, Rev. E.M. Reynolds, W.P. Haskett-Smith, P.C. Crossley, Oscar T. Gnosspelius, A. Severn, A.W. Rumney.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1932
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Very Good
Edition
Limited, Autographed Edition.
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NZ$290.76

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London: Frederick Warne, 1932. 368 pp, 10 7/8" H. Medium green cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine and front board, top edge gilt. "This Autographed Edition is limited to 350 copies. This Copy is No. 8" - Signed by W.G. Collingwood and A. Reginald Smith. 16 colour plates with tissues-guards bearing captions (collated), plus many… Read more
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