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            Llamas; Animals of the World Series

Osmond, Edward

(Book #ID 52603)

Published by Geoffrey Cumberlege Oxford University Press, London First Edition 1955. London 1955.

First edition in publisher's original colour illustrated card wrap covers. 8vo. 8'' x 6''. Contains 32 printed pages of text with monochrome illustrations throughout. Without any ownership markings and in Very Good condition, no dust wrapper as published. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Voyages of Discovery | A Visual Celebration of Ten of the Greatest Natural History Expeditions

Rice, Dr Tony [With an Introduction By Dr David Bellamy]

(Book #ID 103198)

Published by Natural History Museum 565 Fulham Road, London First Edition 2008. 2008.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original colour illustrated paper covered boards. Square 4to. 10½'' x 9¼''. Contains 336 pp with monochrome and colour illustrations and archive photographs throughout. Fine condition book in Fine condition dust wrapper, not price clipped, unused new book. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection. Heavy volume 2 kg, extra postage will be requested over and above our default setting for destinations outside the UK. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 9780565092306

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            The Private Lives of Animals Series Book Fifteen (15) | Animals of South America

D'Ami, Rinaldo D. and others [Illustrated by Sergio Budicin and others]

(Book #ID 105547)

Published by Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd., London First UK Edition 1978. 1978.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original colour illustrated glazed boards. 4to. 12'' x 9''. Contains 62 pp with splendid colour illustrations throughout. In Very Good condition, no dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Seashore Swamp and Bush

Jackson, Ada

(Book #ID 1827)

Published by John Gifford Limited, London 1947. 1947.

Hard back binding in publisher's original blue cloth covers, gilt lettering to spine. 8vo 207 pp. Monochrome photographic illustrations on glossy silk art paper. Fine in Very Good dust wrapper, not price clipped. Dust wrapper supplied in archival acetate film protection. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            The Handy Book of Object Lessons; From a Teacher's Note Book [First and Second Series] Bound with Second Series - Thirty-Fourth Thousand [Jarrold's Teachers' and Pupil Teachers' Series]

Walker, J.

(Book #ID 80719)

Published by Jarrold and Sons, 3 Paternoster Buildings, London circa 1875. London circa 1875.

Hard back binding in publisher's original cobalt blue cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine and the front cover with black decoration. 8vo. 7½'' x 5¼''. Contains 129 printed pages of text with small monochrome illustrations in the text. Age darkened spine, spine ends softened with shallow rubs, corners scuffed and in near Very Good condition, no dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex

Darwin, Charles [1809-1882]

(Book #ID 92354)

Published by John Murray, 50 Albemarle Street, London Second Edition Revised and Augmented, Twenty-seventh thousand 1890. 1890.

Second edition hard back binding in publisher's original dark green cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 8'' x 5¼''. Contains [xvi] 693 printed pages of text. Complete in one volume. Illustrated with numerous figures and drawings throughout the text Preface to second edition, September 1874. Table of the principal additions and corrections to the present edition. Scuffing of the cloth across the spine ends, the text block is clean and without any age toning or foxing. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Chink; A Woolly Coated Little Dog and Other Stories From Lives of the Hunted and Wild Animals at Home

Seton, Ernest Thompson [1860-1946]

(Book #ID 66601)

Published by Hodder and Stoughton Ltd., London circa 1925. London circa 1925.

Hard back binding in publisher's original green cloth covers, black title and author lettering to the spine and to the upper panel. 8vo. 7½'' x 6''. Contains 128 printed pages of text with monochrome plates on coated paper and illustrations and throughout. Corners and spine ends turned-in and in Very Good condition, no dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            The Private Lives of Animals Series Book Sixteen (16) | Animals of North America

D'Ami, Rinaldo D. and others [Illustrated by Sergio Budicin and others]

(Book #ID 105548)

Published by Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd., London First UK Edition 1979. 1979.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original colour illustrated glazed boards. 4to. 12'' x 9''. Contains 62 pp with splendid colour illustrations throughout. In Very Good condition, no dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Mammals in the British Isles

Street, Philip

(Book #ID 8658)

Published by Robert Hale Ltd., 18 Bedford Square, London First Edition 1961. 1961.

First edition hard back apple green covers, gilt titles. 185 pp. 32 photographic illustrations. Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper with 2 mm surface grazes to spine tip and front corners, not price clipped. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Nature Rambles | Winter to Spring, Spring to Summer, Summer to Autumn and Autumn to Winter | An Introduction to Country-Lore | (The Come With Me Books Series) 4 Volume Set Complete.

Step, Edward [Edward Step FLS (11 November 1855 - 1931) was the author of many popular and specialist books on various aspects of nature including botany, zoology and mycology. Some of his books on flowers were illustrated by his daughter, Mabel Emily Step].

(Book #ID 104658)

Published by Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd., London Mixed Third and Fourth Editions 1944 and 1945. 1944.

Uniform matching hard back binding in publisher's original Brunswick green cloth covers, black stamped title and author lettering to the spines and to the front covers. Small 8vo. 6¼'' x 4¾. Each volume with 16 colour plates, 15 half-tone plates and many text illustrations throughout. Very near Fine condition books in very near Fine condition dust wrappers, not price clipped, 3/6. Dust wrappers supplied in archive acetate film protection. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            The Ant People

Ewers, Dr. Hanns Heinz [Translated by Clifton Harby Levy]

(Book #ID 11480)

Published by John Lane The Bodley Head Limited, London First Edition 1927. 1927.

First edition hard back publisher's original scarlet cloth covers, gilt stamping to spine and upper panel. 8vo 7½" x 5¼" 323 pp. Tiny pucker of cloth to spine tip, light foxing to closed page edges. In Very Good clean and bright condition, no dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Raymond L. Ditmars: His Exciting Career with Reptiles, Animals and Insects

Wood, L. N. (Raymond L. Ditmars)

(Book #ID 11785)

Published by Robert Hale Ltd., 18 Bedford Square, London First Edition 1951. 1951.

First edition hard back publisher's original green cloth covers, gilt stamping to spine. 8vo 8¾" x 5¾" 261 pp. 58 monochrome photographic illustrations. Spine tanned, general light soiling to covers, no dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            American Bison; A Natural History

Lott, Dale F. [Foreword by Harry W. Greene]

(Book #ID 65718)

Published by University of California Press Berkeley First Paperback Edition 2003. Berkeley 2003.

First edition in publisher's original colour illustrated card wrap covers. 8vo 9'' x 6''. Contains 229 printed pages of text with monochrome photographs grouped together. In Fine condition, no dust wrapper as published. Original Waterstones sales receipt loosely enclosed, unused new book. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 0520240626

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            The Longshoreman; A Life at the Water's Edge

Shelton, Richard

(Book #ID 80734)

Published by Atlantic Books, 26-27 Boswell Street, London First Edition 2004. London 2004.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original midnight blue paper covered boards, silver title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 8'' x 5½''. Contains 335 printed pages of text with small monochrome illustrations in the text. Ink name and address to the front free end paper. Fine condition book in Fine condition dust wrapper, not price clipped. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, it does not adhere to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 1843541610

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            Practical Taxidermy: A Manual of Instruction to the Amateur in Collecting, Preserving, and Setting up Natural History Specimens of all Kinds. To Which is Added a Chapter Upon The Pictorial Arrangement of Museums With Additional Instructions in Modelling and Artistic Taxidermy

Browne, Montagu [Curator Town Museum, Leicester]

(Book #ID 12983)

Published by L. Upcott Gill, Bazaar Buildings, Drury Lane, London Revised and Considerable Enlarged Second Edition circa 1890. 1890.

Hard back publisher's original sage green cloth covers, gilt stamping to spine and upper panel, gilt vignette of mounted lion to upper panel, various animals interwoven with floral motif to spine and half way across the upper panel, publisher's end papers. 8vo 7½" x 5" 6, x, 344, 2, 10, 2, 16, 2 [pp]. 58 figures, 4 plates, fold-out plan of arrangement of vertebrates in the Zoological Room, Leicester Town Museum. Chapter contents : The Rise and Progress of Taxidermy; Decoying and Trapping Animals; Necessary Tools; Preservative Soaps, Powders; Skinning and Preserving Birds; Mammals; Modelling of Animals by Substitution of Clay, Composition, Plaster Casts, or Wax for Loose Stuffing; Skinning, Preserving and Mounting Fish, and Casting Fishes in Plaster; Skinning, Preserving and Mounting Reptiles; Dressing and Softening Skins or Furs as Leather; Relaxing and Cleaning Skins; Cases, Mounts, Shields, Egg Cabinets etc.; Collecting and Mounting Insects. Former name to front end paper, in Very Good clean and bright condition with very light abrading to spine tips, corners sharp and pointed, touch of foxing to fold-out plan. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Seaside Wonders and How to Identify Them

Sedgwick, S. N.

(Book #ID 13110)

The Epworth Press. J. Alfred Sharp, London, Second Edition 1919 [First edition 1914] 1919.

Hard back publisher's original lime green cloth covers, navy stamping to spine and upper panel, pictorial colour onlay to upper panel with navy border. 6¾" x 4½" 64 pp. Colour frontispiece by W. S. Berridge, twenty-three monochrome plates. Former name to front end paper, spine slightly faded and in Very Good clean and bright condition without any rubbing to the frail and thin cloth, corners sharp and pointed. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Youth at the Zoo

Langley, Nina Scott

(Book #ID 13693)

Country Life Ltd, London circa 1937 edition not stated. 1937.

Hard back bound in publisher's original dark brown cloth covers, gilt and cream stamping to spine and upper panel. Folio 11½" x 9" 88 pp. Monochrome sketches throughout. Former message to front end paper dated 1941, light rubbing to spine tips and corners and in Very Good condition, no dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            The Wisdom of Bones; In Search of Human Origins [Winner of the Rhone-Poulenc Prizes for Science Books 1997]

Walker, Alan and Pat Shipman

(Book #ID 72221)

Published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, The Orion Publishing Group Ltd., Orion House, 5 Upper Saint Martin's Lane, London First Edition 1996. London 1996.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original terracotta orange paper covered boards, silver title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 9½'' x 6¼''. Contains 270 printed pages of text with monochrome illustrations, charts and photographs throughout. Fine clean condition book in Fine condition dust wrapper. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, this preserves and prolongs the life of the paper, it is not adhered to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 0297816705

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            The Wonders of Nature: How Animals and Plants Live and Behave in Relation to their Natural Surroundings.

Tunnicliffe, [Charles Frederick, 1901-1979] Illustrated by

(Book #ID 17091)

Odhams Press Limited, Long Acre, Covent Garden, London circa 1946 edition not stated. 1946.

Hard back binding in publisher's original green cloth covers, black lettering to spine and upper panel. 8vo 9" x 6" 256 pp. Monochrome photographic illustrations on glossy silk art paper. Age darkening to spine, rubs to corners, no dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Plants and Animals of Pond and Stream; A Handy Guide Containing Drawings and Descriptions of over 500 Species of Plants, Insects, Fish, Birds, etc.

Prud'Homme Van Reine, W. J. [Translated by Mona C. Harrison] Illustrated by L. P. Pouderoyen and Jos Ruting

(Book #ID 86600)

Published by John Murray, Albemarle Street, London First UK Edition 1957. 1957.

First UK edition hard back binding in publisher's original strawberry paper covered boards, black title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 8'' x 5½''. Contains 159 printed pages of text with colour and monochrome illustrations throughout. Minimal wear to the covers, ink name to the front free end paper. Very Good condition book in Very Good condition dust wrapper with wear to the spine ends, shallow rubs to the corners and down the spine, not price clipped 12s 6d. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, it does not adhere to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Nature Rambles | Summer to Autumn | An Introduction to Country-Lore | (The Come With Me Books Series).

Step, Edward [Edward Step FLS (11 November 1855 - 1931) was the author of many popular and specialist books on various aspects of nature including botany, zoology and mycology. Some of his books on flowers were illustrated by his daughter, Mabel Emily Step].

(Book #ID 104659)

Published by Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd., London Second Impression 1934. 1934.

Second edition hard back binding in publisher's original olive green cloth covers, black stamped title and author lettering to the spine and to the front cover. Small 8vo. 6¼'' x 4¾. Contains 16 colour plates, 15 half-tone plates and many text illustrations throughout. Very near Fine condition book in Very Good condition panoramic dust wrapper with rubbing to the edges and corners, not price clipped, 2/6. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            The World of The Jaguar

Perry, Richard

(Book #ID 75803)

Published by David & Charles Ltd., Brunel House, Newton Abbot, Devon First Edition 1970. Devon 1970.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original Saxe blue paper covered boards, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 8½'' x 5½''. Contains 168 printed pages of text with monochrome photographs throughout. Spine ends scuffed. Very Good condition book in Very Good condition dust wrapper with minimal wear to the upper edges, not price clipped 45s. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, it does not adhere to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 0715349317

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            Stormforce; An Otter's Tale [Signed]

Chaffe, David [Jacket Painting by Reg Lloyd]

(Book #ID 65658)

Published by Stormforce Publications, Wild Water Holt, St. Ives, Cornwall Second Printing 2001. Cornwall 2001.

Hard back binding in publisher's original navy blue paper covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine and the upper panel with gilt medallion of Storm, illustrated end papers. 8vo. 9'' x 6''. Contains 240 printed pages of text with colour and monochrome illustrations and photographs throughout, colour photographic post card advertising the book and ink message from the Author referring to the paperback, loosely enclosed. Fine condition book in Fine condition dust wrapper with colour photographs to the flaps. SIGNED by the Author to the title page 'with my best wishes, David Chaffe'. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, this preserves and prolongs the life of the paper, it is not adhered to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 0953467600

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            The Natural History of Animals | The Animal Life of the World in its Various Aspects and Relations (8 Volume Complete Set).

Davis, J. R. Ainsworth [Colour Plates by W. Kuhnert]

(Book #ID 103371)

Published by The Gresham Publishing Co., 34 Southampton Street, Strand, London First Edition 1903. 1903.

Uniform matching first edition hard back binding in publisher's original venetian red cloth covers, gilt stamped title lettering and volume details to the spines, printed black illustration to the front covers and spines, charcoal black end papers. 8vo. 10'' x 7''. Throughout the eight volumes are many full-page colour plates in to quality art card with lettered paper guards, and numerous monochrome woodcut illustrations, engravings and archive photographs throughout. Red spines uniformly sun faded, some sporadic foxing to the prelims, bindings strong and sound and a Very Good clean condition set. Heavy volume set weighing 10 kg, extra postage and insurance will be requested over and above our default setting for destinations outside of the UK. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            The Dynasty of Abu: A History and Natural History of the Elephants and their Relatives Past and Present

Sanderson, Ivan T. [Illustrated by Sidonie Coryn]

(Book #ID 21203)

Published by Cassell & Company, Ltd., 37-38 St. Andrew's Hill, London First edition 1963. 1963.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original olive cloth covers, gilt lettering to spine. 8vo 9" x 6" xvi, 376, viii [pp]. Monochrome illustrations. Near Fine condition book in Very Good condition dust wrapper with only very minor surface rubs to extremities, not price clipped 30/-, dust wrapper without any tears or chips, spine not faded, nice condition copy. Dust wrapper supplied in archival acetate film protection. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Cassell's Natural History | Volumes V (5) and VI (6) Bound in One Volume.

Duncan, P. Martin [Peter Martin Duncan, (1821-1891) M.B. (Lond.) F.R.S. F.G.S., Professor of Geology in and Honorary of King's College, London; Correspondent of the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia.

(Book #ID 105558)

Published by Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co., London, Paris & New York First Edition 1883. 1883.

First published in 1883 hard back binding in contemporary half calf covers, the spine divided into six panels, lettered in the second and fourth on morocco labels, blind to the others, marble paper sides and page edges, grey paper end sheets. Thick 4to. 10½'' x 8''. Contains tissue guarded colour frontispiece, (viii)-plate, 384 pp; tissue guarded colour frontispiece, (xii)-plate, 412 pp with monochrome illustrations throughout. Just a little foxing to the first frontispiece, beyond which the text block is in superb Fine condition, light rubbing to the board edges, hinges strong and not strained. Heavy volume weighing 3 kg, extra postage and insurance will be requested over and above our default setting for destinations outside of the UK. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Arnold's Country Side Readers: Book IV

Arnold, Edward

(Book #ID 22809)

Published by Edward Arnold Co. Bond Street, London circa 1920 edition not stated. 1920.

Hard back binding in publisher's original green cloth covers, black lettering to spine [faded] and upper panel. 8vo 7½" x 5¼" 236 pp. Full-page colour plates, monochrome illustrations throughout. Ex-library with stamp to front end paper only, surface rubbing to covers. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Homes Without Hands: Being a Description of the Habitations of Animals, Classed According to Their Principle of Construction

Wood, Rev. J. G. [New Designs by W. F. Keyl and E. Smith]

(Book #ID 24212)

Published by Longmans, Green and Co. 39 Paternoster Row, London 1892. 1892.

Hard back binding in publisher's original green cloth covers, gilt lettering and designs to spine and upper panel, top edge gilt. 8vo 8½'' x 6'' xvi, 632 [pp]. Full and part-page monochrome engravings throughout. Sporadic light foxing to verso of plates, minor rubbing to extremities and in Very Good condition, spine not faded. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            The Life and Lore of the Elephant; New Horizons

Delort, Robert

(Book #ID 24351)

Published by New Horizons / Thames and Hudson, London 1992. 1992.

Mass market paperback. Colour and monochrome illustrations throughout. In near Fine condition. From the estate of a private library belonging to the author and illustrator Valerie Littlewood with her signature to the copyright page. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            The Love of Big Cats

Mitchell, Bruce

(Book #ID 24930)

Published by Octopus Books Ltd., London First Edition 1979. 1979.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original illustrated paper covers. Folio 12½'' x 9¼'' 96 pp ISBN 706410203. Colour illustrations throughout. Fine condition book in Very Good condition dust wrapper with small crease line across top edge, not price clipped. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Animal Worlds: New Horizon Library



(Book #ID 25317)

Published by Sampson Low, Maidenhead 1974. 1974.

Hard back binding in publisher's original colour illustrated linen covers. Quarto 11½'' x 9'' 48 pp ISBN 0562000038. Colour and monochrome illustrations throughout. Front end paper clipped. Near Fine condition book in Very Good condition dust wrapper with small rubs to spine tip and upper corners, not price clipped. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            The Living World of Audubon: Mammals

Elman, Robert

(Book #ID 25507)

Published by Ridge Press / Country Life 1976. 1976.

Hard back binding in publisher's original caramel cloth covers, light blue lettering to spine and upper panel. Folio 12'' x 10'' 272 pp ISBN 0600355152. Full-page colour plates and colour photographic illustrations throughout. Fine condition book in Very Good condition dust wrapper with small creases of the paper to spine tips and corners, not price clipped. From the private library of author and illustrator Valerie Littlewood with her signature to the front end paper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            This Living Earth

Cavagnaro, David

(Book #ID 25547)

Published by Weathervane Books New York 1972. 1972.

Hard back binding in publisher's original aqua green cloth covers, gilt lettering to spine. Quarto 11½'' x 9¼'' 191 pp ISBN 0517191644. Colour illustrations throughout. Fine condition book in near Very Good condition dust wrapper with short closed tears to edges, rubs to corners. Dust wrapper supplied in archival acetate film protection. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Wonders of Animal Life By Famous Writers on Natural History Volume I

[Edited by J. A. Hammerton]

(Book #ID 25640)

Published by The Amalgamated Press Ltd., London circa 1920 edition not stated. First Volume Pages 1-456. 1920.

Hard back binding in publisher's original light olive cloth covers, gilt lettering to spine, gilt lettering and colour illustration to upper panel. Quarto 11'' x 8¼''. Full-page colour and monochrome illustrations throughout. Light age tanning to page edges and end papers and in Very Good condition, no dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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