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1 Manka The Sky Gipsy: The Story of a Wild Goose
'BB' [Denys Watkins-Pitchford] Eyre & Spottiswoode London 1951 Hardcover Good Fair Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. 2nd edition. Blue cloth; a small mark on the rear board and faded patch on the front board which corresponds to loss to the dust jacket. Gift inscription inside, plus another previous owner's signature. Some foxing to the f.e.p. and to the dust jacket. The dust jacket has marks, rubs to all edges, a couple of short tears and significant loss to the top edge of the front cover. Price clipped. The dust jacket is now 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 serves to the protect the jacket from further wear. Denys Watkins-Pitchford: Born Lamport, Northants, 1905. He wrote and illustrated a number of books, including Carnegie Medal winner, The Little Grey Men, and numerous natural history and country sports titles as well. Particularly well-known for his scraperboard illustrations, although he also produced a number of pen and ink drawings for his books and books by other authors. Died 1990. 102624 
Price: 32.00 GBP

 
16 Sound of the Beast: The Complete Headbanging History of Heavy Metal
Christie, Ian Allison and Busby 2004 0749083514 / 9780749083519 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback, with dust jacket. Both in very good, clean condition. Binding tight and firm. No names, inscriptions or other marks but there is a bump to the bottom corner of the back cover. pp. 399. With hair bristling and fangs bared, Sound of the Beast is the must-read story of heavy metal for die-hard fans, fresh converts, and musical thrill seekers alike. Hear the call of the wild as this dark, elusive, and ear-splitting form of music finally gets its justice, and leaves everyone in its wake banging their heads and flipping the devil sign. 307112 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
2 Forever Free: Elsa's Pride
Adamson, Joy Collins and Harvill Press London 1962 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Fair Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
First edition. Original boards. The book itself is in very good, clean condition. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Binding firm and pages clean. The dust jacket is edgeworn, with tears and rubs, resulting creases, small loss at head of spine and corners and a larger piece missing from the bottom edge of the back cover and spine, approx. 10cm x 3cm. Dust jacket not price clipped. Some foxing to the underside of the dust jacket. pp. 192. 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. HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to orders with a delivery address outside the UK as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO extra charges for delivery within the UK. 105004 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
17 Stud : Adventures in Breeding
Conley, Kevin Bloomsbury US 2002 0747560064 / 9780747560067 Hardcover New New Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
NEW hardback. RRP. 16.99. The DJ is supplied by us in a loose protective archival film sleeve to prolong the life of the jacket. (This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and is fully removable if preferred). 209pp. Cheap stud, top stud, old stud, wild stud, from the Hall of Fame horse to the harem stallion with his feral herd, Stud looks at intimate acts in idyllic settings (and the billion-dollar business behind them), providing a voyeuristic glimpse of just how human the equine world can be. 302131 
Price: 9.34 GBP

 
 
3 The Spotted Sphinx
Adamson, Joy Harcourt, Brace and World, Inc New York 1969 First American Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
First U.S. edition. Original black boards. Slight bumps to the corners and bruised spine ends. Clean inside; no previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. The dust jacket is worn and torn at the edges, with some chips to the spine ends. A flattened crease to the front flap of the dust jacket. 313pp. 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. A HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to delivery destinations outside the UK as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO additional charges for sending within the UK. 104431 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
18 La Savane Au Fil des saisons
Denis-Huot, Christine et Michel Editions de La Martiniere 2004 2732431893 / 9782732431895 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Stunning photography. Text is in French. Photography by husband and wife team. The front endpaper has been removed by a previous owner. Otherwise book is in VG clean condition. A LARGE HEAVY book - overseas postage will be considerably higher than our standard rate; NO extra charges for UK delivery. 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). 427pp. 102113 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
 
4 The Spotted Sphinx
Adamson, Joy Collins and Harvill Press 1969 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Pictorial boards. Minor bumps to corners. Binding firm and pages clean. No previous owner's names inscriptions or other marks. The dust jacket has been price clipped and has a couple of very short nicks to the edges but otherwise very good. pp. 217, [7]. A nice clean first edition. 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. HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to orders with a delivery address outside the UK as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO extra charges for delivery within the UK. 104799 
Price: 12.00 GBP

 
19 Flowers of the Southwest Deserts
Dodge, Natt N. ; illustrated by Jeanne R. Janish Southwest Parks and Monuments Association Arizona 1976 0911408452 / 9780911408454 Soft cover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Slim booklet. Covers are faded at the spine. Clean condition. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. 112pp. 305450 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
 
5 Living Free: The Story of Elsa and her cubs
Adamson, Joy ; introduction by Sir Julian Huxley Collins and Harvill Press London 1961 Hardcover Very Good Fair Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Fourth impression, December 1961. First published in October1961. Original boards. Bumped at the base of the spine and lightly bruised at the head of the spine, with a slight forwards lean to the spine. Nice and clean inside. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Binding firm and pages clean. The dust jacket is very worn and torn with large tears previously repaired with sellotape to the front of the front cover. The old brittle tape has come away but has left marks behind. Resulting creases from the tears. The dust jacket is also slightly faded at the spine. Foxing to the underside of the dust jacket. Not price clipped. 146pp. 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. HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to orders with a delivery address outside the UK as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO extra charges for delivery within the UK. 105003 
Price: 9.00 GBP

 
20 Your Book About Wild Flowers
Fitter, Richard ; with drawings by Pamela Freeman Faber and Faber London 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Fair 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. First edition. Original yellow boards. 59pp. Foxing to the top outer closed textblock edge. Pages bright and clean. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. The dust jacket is worn at the edges - rubbed, chips, short tears and creasing and some loss to the top edge. The dust jacket also has a very pale stain to the back cover and some foxing. Front flap not price clipped. 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. 010811 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
6 Born Free: a Lioness of Two Worlds
Adamson, Joy ; with extracts from George Adamson's Letters ; preface by Lord William Percy ; foreword by Captain Charles Pitman Collins and Harvill Press London 1962 Hardcover Very Good Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
14th impression, May 1962. First published in March 1960. Original boards. Some very light foxing spots to endpapers. Binding nice and firm. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Pages clean. The dust jacket is edgeworn, with rubs, chips, tears and some minor loss at the head of the spine and the corners. Some significant foxing to the underside of the dust jacket. Not price clipped. 160pp. 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. HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to orders with a delivery address outside the UK as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO extra charges for delivery within the UK. 105002 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
21 Running Wild
Fortnum, Peggy ; with jacket design and illustrations by the author Chatto & Windus 1975 0701150688 / 9780701150686 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original orange cloth boards. A small mark on the f.e.p. and a small stain on the back panel of the dust jacket. Minor rubs to edges. Overall in VERY GOOD clean condition. First edition. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Not price clipped (2.75), the dust jacket is supplied in a loose protective archival film sleeve (does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way). 147pp. Peggy Fortnum best known for her Paddington Bear illustrations. 22cm. 101637 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
 
7 Nature's Roundabout, an introduction to Ecology - Conservation (Ladybird Book, Series 727)
Armstrong, Patrick ; illustrated by David Palmer Ladybird Books Ltd Loughborough 1979 0721405037 / 9780721405032 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback. Matt pictorial boards. This is the penultimate title printed on the back cover; the last title is British Wild Flowers. Spine ends bumped. The front cover is a bit greyed. Otherwise in nice clean condition. No names or inscriptions. Clean and tight. No handling creases to the pages. Printed ISBN and price of 40p on the back cover. 51pp. 103546 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
22 Wild Flowers (Collins New Naturalist Series)
Gilmour, John ; Walters, Max Bloomsbury Books | Collins London 1989 1870630785 / 9781870630788 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Bloomsbury edition. First published by Collins in 1954. Original cream boards. The dust jacket is faded at the spine, has a short tear to the top edge of the front cover and minor rubs to the corners and spine ends. Otherwise very good. Clean and tight. No names, inscriptions or other marks. Dust jacket not price clipped. pp. xiv, 241. 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. 104227 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
8 Animal Friends: A Story of the Pets of the Zoo (The Library of Animal Friends, Volume Twelve)
Baldry, A. F. H. ; with 21 photographs Arrowsmith London 1931 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback, no dust jacket. Original blue cloth, with red ruled upper board and red titles. Some light splash marks to the rear board. Boards are faded / discoloured at the spine. Spine ends rubbed. The binding is firm. No names or inscriptions. Some foxing to the outer closed textblock page edges and sporadic foxing spots to pages throughout (heavier to first and last few pages). A good copy of an uncommon book. pp. 125, plates. 309430 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
23 The Untamed: Horses of the Wild
Grew, David T. Fisher Unwin London 1923 1st Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Original blue boards. A forwards lean to the spine. A small stained dented mark to the spine. Untrimmed / rough cut foredges. Some light foxing. Mild bruising to spine ends. Brief gift inscription and another previous owner's name on the front endpaper. Colour frontis. 256pp. 104801 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
 
9 The Wild Man of the West: A Tale of the Rocky Mountains
Ballantyne, R. M. W. & R. Chambers, Ltd Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Date not stated, c. 1933. Brown cloth. Prize inscription written on the f.e.p. for 1932-1933. Colour frontis. illustration. A few light foxing spots to closed outer textblock edges. 284pp. 102165 
Price: 7.00 GBP

 
24 The Wolves of Currumpaw
Grill, William Flying Eye Books London 2016 1909263834 / 9781909263833 First Edition Hardcover New Book Folio - over 12 - 15" tall 
First edition. RRP 14.99. New hardback - in excellent, fine condition. A beautiful book. The story is based on Ernest Thompson Seton's original short story 'Lobo: The King of Currumpaw', from his book 'Wild Animals I Have Known', along with the author's additional research into Seton and this period. 80pp. 305731 
Price: 12.74 GBP

 
 
10 Rupert and the Wild Goose Chase - Adventure Book No. 20
Bestall, Alfred [Enid Ash; Cubie, Alex] Daily Express | Oldbourne Book Co. Ltd [c. 1954] 1954 Soft cover Near Fine Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Slim stapled paperback. Pictorial covers. Publication date not stated but is c. 1954. An uncommonly good copy in excellent, near fine condition. Clean, bright, tight. Unmarked inside. A tiny bit of rust to the staples. Inside is as fresh as the day it was printed. pp. 24 including covers. Contains two stories - Rupert and the Wild Goose Chase, and Rupert and the Glowing Pool. 106839 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
25 Jam with Lamb: Seasonal West Country Cooking
Guest, Richard ; with a foreword by Rosie Boycott Birlinn Ltd 2007 1841585602 / 9781841585604 First Edition Hard Cover NEW New 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
New hardback, with dust jacket. In excellent fine condition. RRP. 20.00. pp. xxv, 216. In Jam with Lamb, Richard Guest, of the Castle Hotel, Somerset, offers a huge range of mouth-watering recipes based on the very best of locally farmed and produced products, as well as ingredients which can be found in the wild throughout Dorset, Somerset, Devon and Cornwall. In addition to the recipes themselves, which are clearly presented, easy to follow and beautifully illustrated, Richard includes a huge amount of practical information on where to get the ingredients, as well as on local suppliers themselves. The result is a book which not only lets the laymen into the culinary secrets one of Britain's most innovative chefs but also celebrates the huge abundance of local produce the West Country has to offer those who appreciate the art of good food. A HEAVY book - packaged weight may exceed 1KG, in which case a postage supplement will apply outside the UK as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO additional charges for sending within the UK. 058025 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
11 Wild Eelin: Her Escapades, Adventures, and Bitter Sorrows
Black, William Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd London 1898 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Hardback. Original green cloth. Minor bruising to spine ends. The binding is firm. Previous owner's name written in ink on the front endpaper. Deckled / untrimmed page edges; a few pages uncut. Some light foxing to endpapers. Long tear to the second front free endpaper. pp. 469, [1]. A good, solid copy. 039126 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
26 Jam with Lamb: Seasonal West Country Cooking
Guest, Richard ; with a foreword by Rosie Boycott Birlinn Ltd 2007 1841585602 / 9781841585604 First Edition Hard Cover New New 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
New hardback, with dust jacket. In excellent fine condition. RRP. 20.00. pp. xxv, 216. In Jam with Lamb, Richard Guest, of the Castle Hotel, Somerset, offers a huge range of mouth-watering recipes based on the very best of locally farmed and produced products, as well as ingredients which can be found in the wild throughout Dorset, Somerset, Devon and Cornwall. In addition to the recipes themselves, which are clearly presented, easy to follow and beautifully illustrated, Richard includes a huge amount of practical information on where to get the ingredients, as well as on local suppliers themselves. The result is a book which not only lets the laymen into the culinary secrets one of Britain's most innovative chefs but also celebrates the huge abundance of local produce the West Country has to offer those who appreciate the art of good food. A HEAVY book - packaged weight may exceed 1KG, in which case a postage supplement will apply outside the UK as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO additional charges for sending within the UK. 058024 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
12 Wild Wales: Its People, Language, and Scenery (Pocket edition)
Borrow, George John Murray London 1905 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback. 1905 pocket edition. Wild Wales was first published in 1901. Original green cloth, blind stamped pattern to boards, gilt decoration to spine and to centre of the upper board. Top edge gilt. Green ribbon page marker (frayed ends). Thin paper. In nice, clean condition; very light rubs to extremities only. Previous owner's name written neatly at the top edge of the front endpaper (C. F. Hawkes, Nov. 5 1925 - this copy came from the collection of the archaeologist Christopher Hawkes). Endpapers and pastedowns browned. Frontis. illustration with tissue guard. pp. xxxi, 733, 16 [publisher's lists]. 17cm tall. An attractive little copy. 309127 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
27 Pleasures of Nature: A Literary Anthology
Hardyment, Christina (selected by) The British Library London 2016 0712357688 / 9780712357685 Soft cover New Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
New softback. RRP. 12.99. 224pp. From Leonardo da Vinci on the shifting colours of the sky to Charlotte Bronte on the wild moors of Yorkshire, and from DH Lawrence inhabiting the mind of the indomitable tortoise to the intrepid Isabella Bird climbing a Hawaiian volcano, this unusual anthology showcases many voices - lyrical, awestruck, often deeply reflective. The texts gathered here, many accompanied by rarely seen artwork from early editions, are all grounded in close observation and real love for landscape, and reveal the tradition of nature writing to be deep-rooted and infinitely varied. 305857 
Price: 11.69 GBP

 
 
13 Wild Animals of the South
Braun, Dieter Flying Eye Books London 2016 1909263966 / 9781909263963 First UK Edition Hardcover New No Jacket Book 
Beautifully produced and illustrated books from Flying Eye. RRP. 20.00. Brand new. Excellent, fine condition. 141pp. Our world is full of wonderful animals, and the northern hemisphere is home to some truly incredible and diverse species. From the majestic bald eagle to the blue-footed booby, Japanese snow monkeys to the great Asian black bear, Wild Animals of the North takes the reader on an exciting journey of discovery through North America, Europe and Asia. A heavy book - packaged weight may exceed 1KG, in which case a postage supplement will apply outside the UK mainland. Small charge may apply to islands, N. Ireland and Scottish highlands; other overseas destinations are likely to incur an extra charge which will be charged at cost. 305534 
Price: 18.00 GBP

 
28 Animals (Blackwell's Learning Library, No. 40)
James, Alan ; illustrations by Jennifer Robbins and colour plates by L. Field Marchant Basil Blackwell Oxford 1974 0631067906 / 9780631067900 Hard Cover Fine No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Laminated pictorial boards. Excellent, unmarked condition. Appears barely opened. No names, inscriptions or other marks. 63pp. Reprint; first published in 1969. 035251 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
14 Wild Animals of the South
Braun, Dieter Flying Eye Books London 2017 1909263974 / 9781909263970 First UK Edition Hardcover New No Jacket Book 
Beautifully produced and illustrated book from Flying Eye. RRP. 20.00. Brand new. Excellent, fine condition. 140pp. Experience the diversity and beauty of our world's southern hemisphere with this gorgeous volume - from exquisitely colourful mandrills in the rainforests of Africa to majestic humpback whales in the Antarctic waters. Accompanied by witty factual descriptions, Dieter Braun's striking geometric style captures the spirit of each animal in its natural habitat. A HEAVY book - packaged weight may exceed 1KG, in which case a postage supplement will apply outside the UK as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO additional charges for sending within the UK. 306649 
Price: 18.00 GBP

 
29 All Kinds of Cars
Johanson, Carl Flying Eye Books London 2016 1911171011 / 9781911171010 First UK Edition Hardcover New No Jacket Book Folio - over 12 - 15" tall 
New hardback. Illustrated children's picture book. From fire engines, tractors, and snowploughs to sausage cars, galactic buses, and guitar cars, this zany catalogue of transportation is a wonderful mix of existing and imaginary. Can you determine fantasy from reality? Illustrator Carl Johanson takes us on a wild and wacky ride through the world of transport in this beautifully designed book. RRP. 12.99. 37pp. 305320 
Price: 11.69 GBP

 
 
15 British Wild Animals (A Ladybird Book, Series 536)
Cansdale, George ; illustrated by Roland Green Ladybird Books Ltd Loughborough 1958 0721400957 / 9780721400952 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Later printing; not a first edition. This is c. 1970s printing of a Ladybird book first published in 1958. Matt pictorial boards. Printed ISBN and price of 30p on the back cover. There are grubby marks to the back cover, light rubs to spine and corners. A very little light foxing just inside the covers. No previous ownership names, inscriptions or other marks. The binding is nice and tight and the pages clean and free from handling creases. 51pp. 103806 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
30 Animals of North America (A Puffin Picture Book, No. 28)
Johnston, Arnrid Puffin | Penguin Books [c. 1944] 1944 Soft cover Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Date of publication not stated but is the second edition of c. 1944. Slim unpaginated stapled booklet. Covers are bright but there is some foxing to the front cover and a little to the top edge of the back cover. Significant foxing to the first two pages and there is a pale stain affecting the top corner of several pages. Centrefold staples have rusted slightly but no corrosion to the paper. Price inside of ninepence and titles listed range from no. 4 to no. 39. No names or inscriptions. 105781 
Price: 7.00 GBP

 
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