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The Power of the Dog, painted by Maud Earl and described by A.Croxton Smith
The Power of the Dog, painted by Maud Earl and described by A.Croxton Smith
Condition Very Good
Published by Hodder & Stoughton, London
Undated circa 1920s
Twenty tipped in plates in colour by Maud Earl, pages unpaginated.
Maud Earl 1864-1943 was an eminent British American canine artist from a family of animal painters. She achieved fame in the late 19th century with her patrons including Queen Victoria and Queen Alexandra.
# 18723

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Price: 260.00 / $390.00


Handbook of Snakes of the United States and Canada - in two volumes - Albert Hazen Wright & Anna Allen Wright
Handbook of Snakes of the United States and Canada - in two volumes - Albert Hazen Wright & Anna Allen Wright
Condition Very Good
Published by Comstock Publishung, Ithaca and London 1975
Fifth printing
ISBN 0801404630
Vol.1 xviii, 564pp
Vol.2 ix, pp. 565-1105
Well illustrated throughout in black and white
# 18710s97

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Price: 36.00 / $54.00


Ahead Lies the Jungle - Suresh Vaidya
Ahead Lies the Jungle - Suresh Vaidya
Condition Very Good
Dustjacket Good
Published by Robert Hale, London 1958
The trip which is the theme of this book took the author over thousands of miles of the Indian sub-continent, from the jungles of Mysore to those of Madras, Travencore-Cochin, Gir, Assam and Central India. His objective was to see wild creatures and how they live and study their behaviour to one another and to man.
187pp with black and white plates.
# 18685s51

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Price: 50.00 / $75.00


Birds of an Indian Garden - T.Bainbrigge Fletcher and C.M.Inglis
Birds of an Indian Garden - T.Bainbrigge Fletcher and C.M.Inglis
Condition Good Plus
Published by Thacker Spink & Co. Calcutta 1936
Second edition
xii, 201pp with 33 full page colour plates and numerous black and white illustrations within the text.
# 18632s53

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Price: 18.00 / $27.00


A Monograph of the Birds of Prey (Order Accipitres) - H.Kirke Swann
A Monograph of the Birds of Prey (Order Accipitres) - H.Kirke Swann
Condition Very Good
Published by Wheldon & Wesley, London
Produced in 16 parts within 15 folders and published between 1924 and 1945
56 colour and photogravure plates all present and correct.
All plates were supplied loose within the folders, texts were stitched.
The colour plates from drawings made expressly for this work by H.Gronvold
# 18406

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Price: 650.00 / $975.00


Fabre's Book of Insects - Mrs Rodolph Stawell, illustrated by E.J.Detmold
Fabre's Book of Insects - Mrs Rodolph Stawell, illustrated by E.J.Detmold
Condition Very Good and complete with original box
Published by Tudor Publishing, New York
Third impression 1936
271pp with 12 stunning colour plates by Detmold.
Retold from Alexander Teixeira de Mattos' translation of Fabre's 'Souvenirs Entomologiques'. This book is that exceedingly rare thing - a work of science that is also a literary classic.
Scarce in the original box
# 18405



Price: 90.00 / $135.00


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