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Observer's Books

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Observer's Books

Around 25% of our stock is available on our website. If you can't find what you're looking for please contact us.

 
1 The Observer's Book of Freshwater Fishes [Observer's No. 6]
Bagenal, T. B. Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd 1971 0723200890 / 9780723200895 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 24mo - over 5 - 5" tall 
Reprint. Light green cloth. Some minor bumps and rubs to edges. No names or inscriptions. DJ price clipped. DJ spine a bit faded. The DJ is supplied by us in a loose clear archival film sleeve (does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket from further wear). 140pp. 102076 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
9 The Observer's Book of London [Observer's No. 50]
Palmer, Geoff ; Lloyd, Noel Frederick Warne & Co., Ltd 1973 0723215154 / 9780723215158 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 24mo - over 5 - 5" tall 
First edition. Original red boards. Bruised at the spine ends. Corners are good. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Pages and dust jacket are slightly tanned. Price on the front flap of the dust jacket of 50p. Small mark and some mild creasing to the spine of the dust jacket. 192pp. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 306371 
Price: 11.50 GBP

 
 
2 The Observer's Book of Freshwater Fishes [Observer's No. 6]
Bagenal, T. B. Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd 1974 0723200890 / 9780723200895 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 24mo - over 5 - 5" tall 
Second reprint of the revised edition. Original bright green boards. In very good, clean condition but the pages have noticeably tanned / browned. No names, inscriptions or other previous ownership marks. The dust jacket has some light bruising to the edges and front flap price clipped. 140pp. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 306379 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
10 The Observer's Book of London [Observer's No. 50]
Palmer, Geoffrey ; Lloyd, Noel Frederick Warne London 1980 0723215154 / 9780723215158 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 24mo - over 5 - 5" tall 
Revised and reprinted edition of 1980; first published in 1973. Laminated pictorial boards. With 15 colour and 83 black and white photographs. Line drawings by Roger Harris. The boards have slightly yellowed. The half title page has an ereased pencil price mark (barely visible) and some creasing to the top corner of the page. No names, inscriptions or other marks. 192pp. Overall, clean and tight. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 104375 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
3 The Observer's Book of Sea Fishes [Observer's No. 28]
Bagenal, T. B. Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd 1972 072321509x / 9780723215097 Hardcover Good Good Book 24mo - over 5 - 5" tall 
Revised edition. Bright green boards. Name written on f.e.p. A section of textblock has darkened / discoloured pages. Dust jacket is price clipped and torn at the top edge of the front cover. Further bruising. The DJ is supplied by us in a loose clear archival film sleeve (does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket from further wear). 184pp. 102073 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
11 The Observer's Book of Cats [Observer's No. 30]
Pond, Grace Frederick Warne & Co., Ltd 1959 First Edition Hardcover Good Fair Book 24mo - over 5 - 5" tall 
First edition. No. 30 in the Observer's series. Burgundy red boards. Lightly bumped corners and spine ends. A brief gift inscription written on the reverse of the front endpaper. Binding firm. A small grubby mark on the rear endpaper. Pages are otherwise clean, if tanned / darkened. 160pp. The dust jacket is torn - both flaps are only hanging on by a thread. Further tears, rubs and chips to the edges. Top corner of the front flap is clipped. The dust jacket presents ok in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 306369 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
4 The Observer's Book of Birds' Eggs [Observer's No. 18]
Evans, G. (compiled by) Frederick Warne & Co., Ltd 1975 0723200602 / 9780723200604 Hardcover Very Good Good Book 24mo - over 5 - 5" tall 
14th reprint. Original brown boards. Bumped corners, slightly bruised spine ends and some minor foxing to outer closed textblock edges. The dust jacket has a 1cm strip of the top edge of the front cover rubbed / peeled surface of the cover laminate (see photos). Further rubs and a couple of small chips to the dust jacket edges. Front flap clipped. 224pp. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 306370 
Price: 9.50 GBP

 
12 The Observer's Book of Cacti & Other Succulents [Observer's No. 27]
Scott, S. H. ; revised by J. W. P. Mullard Frederick Warne London 1981 072321607x / 9780723216070 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 24mo - over 5 - 5" tall 
Second edition - revised, reset and reillustrated. Clean, tight and unmarked; a nice copy. Describing over 300 species with 70 colour photographs. 185pp. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 104377 
Price: 7.00 GBP

 
 
5 The Observer's Book of Sea and Seashore
Evans, I. O. Frederick Warne & Co. 1962 1st Edition Hardcover Good Good Book 24mo - over 5 - 5" tall 
1st edition. Observer number 31. Child's name written untidily on the front endpaper, generally tanned throughout. The dustjacket is foxed / tanned and quite worn, and is missing a piece from the top of the spine. 300547 
Price: 7.00 GBP

 
13 The Observer's Book of Wild Animals of The British Isles [Observer's No. 5]
Stokoe, W. J. (compiled by) ; revised by Maurice Burton Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd London 1961 Hardcover Good Very Good Book 24mo - over 5 - 5" tall 
1961 reprint of the 1958 revised edition. Original brown boards; light rubs to spine ends and corners. Previous owner's name and address on the front endpaper. Sellotape residue marks on the endpapers, most likely from an old dust jacket cover (long removed). Pages are otherwise clean. The dust jacket is lightly rubbed at the edges, with some short tears and some resulting creases to the edges. 224pp. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 305037 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
 
6 The Observer's Book of Aircraft
Green, William Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd. London 1966 Hard Cover Very Good Good 24mo - 5.75" Tall Punnett, Dennis 
Observer No. 11. Clean inside, excepting a pale mark on the front endpaper. There is a small faded / discoured patch at the foot of the spine. The dustwrapper is worn; rubbed and chipped at the edges. Not price clipped, the DJ is now protected inside a removable clear film sleeve. 288pp. 15th edition. 049767 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
14 The Observer's Book of Manned Spaceflight [Observer's No. 48]
Turnill, Reginald Frederick Warne 1978 0723215804 / 9780723215806 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 24mo - over 5 - 5" tall 
3rd edition. Blue boards. VG. Clean. No names or inscriptions. DJ a bit bruised at the edges. Not price clipped [1.25]. The DJ is supplied by us in a loose clear archival film sleeve (does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket from further wear). 192pp. 102074 
Price: 8.50 GBP

 
 
7 The Observer's Book of Common Insects and Spiders
Linssen, E. F. ; Newman, L. Hugh Frederick Warne & Co Ltd 1971 0723200599 / 9780723200598 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 24mo - over 5 - 5" tall 
First published in 1954; this is the 1971 reprint of the revised 1966 edition. Original bright green boards. Boards VG and clean. No names or inscriptions. Some foxing to the outer closed textblock edges and some occasional foxing to pages. Dust jacket price clipped. 128pp. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 306094 
Price: 8.50 GBP

 
15 The Observer's Book of House Plants
Whitehead, Stanley B. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd 1972 072321512x / 9780723215127 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 24mo - over 5 - 5" tall 
First edition. Green boards. Contents in very nice clean condition NEAR FINE. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Dust jacket fresh and bright but with a faint pen line mark on the front cover. Price clipped, but with original printed price [60p] still showing. The dust jacket is now protected in a loose archival quality film sleeve (does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way). 193pp. 14.5cm. Observer's book no. 46. 100519 
Price: 6.50 GBP

 
 
8 The Observer's Book of Heraldry [with Cyanamid dust jacket]
Mackinnon, Charles Frederick Warne London 1980 0723200831 / 9780723200833 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 24mo - over 5 - 5" tall 
Reprinted with revisions. Pictorial laminated boards in the usual Observer's design, with scarce Cyanamid dust jacket. Both the book and dust jacket are in very good, clean condition. The dust jacket is slightly tanned / darkened overall and has some light foxing spots to the underside. The binding is firm and tight. Contents clean. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. 150pp. A really nice copy. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our N. Oxfordshire shop premises if you would like to call in. 105037 
Price: 48.00 GBP

 
16 The Observer's Book of Furniture [Observer's No. 35]
Woodforde, John ; illustrated by Roy Spencer Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd 1974 0723200777 / 9780723200772 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 24mo - over 5 - 5" tall 
2nd reprint. Brown boards. VG. Previous owner's signature and date on f.e.p. Bruising to edges. Discolouration to textblock edges. DJ price clipped. The DJ is supplied by us in a loose clear archival film sleeve (does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket from further wear). 224pp. 102070 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
 
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The Observer's Book of Cats [Observer's No. 30], Pond, Grace
The Observer's Book of Cats [Observer's No. 30]
Pond, Grace
10.00 GBP
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The Observer's Book of Heraldry [with Cyanamid dust jacket], Mackinnon, Charles
The Observer's Book of Heraldry [with Cyanamid dust jacket]
Mackinnon, Charles
48.00 GBP
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The Observer's Book of Common Insects and Spiders, Linssen, E. F. ; Newman, L. Hugh
The Observer's Book of Common Insects and Spiders
Linssen, E. F. ; Newman, L. Hugh
8.50 GBP
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The Observer's Book of Cacti & Other Succulents [Observer's No. 27], Scott, S. H. ; revised by J. W. P. Mullard
The Observer's Book of Cacti & Other Succulents [Observer's No. 27]
Scott, S. H. ; revised by J. W. P. Mullard
7.00 GBP
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The Observer's Book of London [Observer's No. 50], Palmer, Geoffrey ; Lloyd, Noel
The Observer's Book of London [Observer's No. 50]
Palmer, Geoffrey ; Lloyd, Noel
8.00 GBP
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The Observer's Book of Wild Animals of The British Isles [Observer's No. 5], Stokoe, W. J. (compiled by) ; revised by Maurice Burton
The Observer's Book of Wild Animals of The British Isles [Observer's No. 5]
Stokoe, W. J. (compiled by) ; revised by Maurice Burton
7.50 GBP
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The Observer's Book of Freshwater Fishes [Observer's No. 6], Bagenal, T. B.
The Observer's Book of Freshwater Fishes [Observer's No. 6]
Bagenal, T. B.
7.50 GBP
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The Observer's Book of Manned Spaceflight [Observer's No. 48], Turnill, Reginald
The Observer's Book of Manned Spaceflight [Observer's No. 48]
Turnill, Reginald
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