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THE QUIET FIELDS., 'BB'.  Illustrated by D.J. Watkins-Pitchford.
1 'BB'. Illustrated by D.J. Watkins-Pitchford. THE QUIET FIELDS.
Michael Joseph, London, 1981, first edtion. 
206 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0718120396 Charming b&w illustrations. "There is a growing need for the 'quiet fields' in this noisy, restless world. Mercifully, they can still be found by the country-lover and naturalist . This book tells of a year spent deep in the countryside, beginning when the year is young, when trees and hedges are bare to the winter winds, and on through the spring, summer and autumn, to winter once again. Whatever the season of t h e y e a r t h ere is always something to see in the countryside, even when the 'quiet fields' are sheeted with snow. There are the winter migrants - the wildfowl of the wet places, the delicate fieldfares and redwings - who come to Britain to e sc ap e t he b it t er t emperatures of their native lands. 'BB' also describes the advent of the spring migrants, which bring such intense joy to the naturalist that he even had to surrender his studio to a swallow family, which honoured him wi th a v is it and tw o l us ty bro ods of young. And the arrival of frogs at his Big Pond, the first for years, was a red-letter day in his calendar. There is still magic and a sense of peace in Britain's woods and fields. This book sets out to p rov e it , a nd the illu stra tio ns by D .J. Watkins-Pitchford echo exactly the spirit of the writing...." Minor very soft crease, faint pencil erasure marks and previous owner's embossed blind stamp on free front endpaper; small light crease at b otto m cor ner of half -titl e pag e; v ery mino r edge wear; minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has one small closed tear, one tiny tear, light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing, mi nor s oiling , sm all area of de lamina tion at b ottom of front panel at flap-fold, a few tiny dints on hinges - mainly rear hinge. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
SPLENDOUR AT COURT:  DRESSING FOR ROYAL OCCASIONS SINCE 1700., Arch, Nigel and Marschner, Joanna.
2 Arch, Nigel and Marschner, Joanna. SPLENDOUR AT COURT: DRESSING FOR ROYAL OCCASIONS SINCE 1700.
London Unwin Hyman, London, (1987), Ist edition. 1987 0713526610 / 9780713526615 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
128 pp, 10 1/2" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs, reproductions, drawings. "(P)rovides a lively picture of contrasting courtly scenes through the ages. It takes us from the paralysingly formal Court of Queen Anne to the outlandish ostentation of fifty years later when the Prince of Wales's dancing feet twinkled with 30,000 Pounds worth of diamonds attached to his shoe buckles. It conjures up the social butterflies of the Victorian age and a young debutante in the 1920's having difficulty tucking the essential three white feathers into her fashionably bobbed hair style. The fairy tale dresses and gold encrusted uniforms described and illustrated in this book have echoed or defied the fashions of the world right up to the present day. The last debutante to be presented at Court left Buckingham Palace in 1958, but in ceremonies such as the State Opening of Parliament courtly costume and tradition still linger with us." Spine is slightly twisted, minor toning on pastedowns. Dust jacket has light wear at bottom of front flap-fold, light edge wrinkling - mainly at top of rear panel, very soft crease down rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
3 Bailey, F.M., Lieutenant-Colonel. Introduction and Epilogue by Peter Hopkirk. MISSION TO TASHKENT.
London Folio Society 2002 Third Printing Hard Cover Fine 
269 pp, 9 1/2" H. Maroon cloth spine with gold lettering, paper-covered boards with reproductions of identification papers in Cyrillic. Maroon endpapers and slipcase. B&w photographs, maps. " 'An absolutely first-class man,' noted the Viceroy of India on the personal file of Lieutenant-Colonel Frederick Bailey, the author of this remarkable narrative, before sending him through the passes into Bolshevik Central Asia on the hazardous mission which it describes." In 1918-19, Bailey became one of the last players in 'The Great Game' between Great Britain and Russia for influence in this strategic area. Slipcase has minor bump to top front edge, very light rubbing, tiny shallow dent on one side panel. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE SECRET WORLD OF THE FLOWER FAIRIES., Barker, Cicely Mary.
4 Barker, Cicely Mary. THE SECRET WORLD OF THE FLOWER FAIRIES.
London Frederick Warne 1998 072324457X / 9780723244578 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Cicely Mary Barker. 
127 pp, 10 1/4" H. Beautifully illustrated in full colour throughout. "Have you ever wondered where the fairies dance at midnight balls or when fairy queens hold court? This delightful book delves into the mysterious private life of the Flower Fairies, revealing their deepest secrets and explaining the work-ings of their invisible communities. A treasure trove of whimsical information, (it) is sure to enchant readers, young and old." Contents: Introduction to the Flower Fairies; The Fairy Court; Homes and Housekeeping; Jobs; Baby Fairies; The Fairy Market; Animal Friends; Food; Music; Dance; Fun and Games; The Fairy Year; The Garden Fairies; The Woodland Fairies; The Meadow Fairies; The Way-side Fairies. Large, neat ink gift inscription on front free endpaper. Dust jacket has a 1 1/2" clean tear at bottom of front hinge archivally taped, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BUTTERFLIES.  FOLLETT BEGINNING SCIENCE BOOKS., Brouillette, Jeanne S.  Illustrated by Bill Barss.
5 Brouillette, Jeanne S. Illustrated by Bill Barss. BUTTERFLIES. FOLLETT BEGINNING SCIENCE BOOKS.
Follett, Chicago, 1961. 
32 pp, 8 1/8" H, hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with color and b&w drawings. "An easy-to-read account of the life cycle of the butterfly with beautiful illustrations in full color of the common butterflies of North America." "Ca refully controlled vocabulary so even your seven- and eight-year-olds can read (this) informative book." Very small bump to top edge of rear board, very light browning to edges of textblock, very light edge wear, faint erased pencil marks o n f i r s t page. Dust jacket is price clipped, light wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light edge browning, minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
ECOLOGY FOR GARDENERS., Carroll, Steven B. & Salt, Steven D.
6 Carroll, Steven B. & Salt, Steven D. ECOLOGY FOR GARDENERS.
Portland Timber Press 2005 0881926116 / 9780881926118 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Errol D. Hooper Jr. 
328 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Colour photographs, b&w drawings. "(T)he authors look at the structure, development, genetics, and reproduction of plants, the most prominent actors in garden ecosystems. They describe other garden organisms, focusing on those with the most influential roles - insects, nematodes, and microorganisms - as well as garden denizens ranging from microscopic prions to elephants. (They) explore nutrient cycles, sunlight, air, water, and the soil - the physical environment within which garden organisms live and function - and they consider the ways plants function in their environment and form communities. They then examine the intricate interactions among garden-dwelling organisms, ranging from the harmful to the beneficial. Once this groundwork is laid, they introduce humans into the garden ecosystem and consider how gardeners can use ecological principles to wisely manage their garden ecosystems. Throughout the book, the authors cite hundreds of examples drawn from personal experience and from the gardening and ecological literature. It becomes clear that gardens - whether a group of potted plants on a patio, a few beds carved out of a lawn, or extensive plantings over several acres - are indeed connected to the natural world in endless and important ways." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny dents on spine and hinges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE BESTIARY OF CHRIST., Charbonneau-Lassay, Louis.  Translated/abridged by D.M. Dooling.
7 Charbonneau-Lassay, Louis. Translated/abridged by D.M. Dooling. THE BESTIARY OF CHRIST.
New York Arkana / Penguin 1992 0140194495 / 9780140194494 Soft Cover Very Good+ Woodcuts by the Author. 
467 pp, 9" H. B&w illustrations. "A legendary work of religious scholarship and art history, available in English for the first time. This extraordinary - and extraordinarily beautiful - volume introduces readers to a compendium of animal symbolism that ranks with the greatest of classical and medieval bestiaries. (It) was the life's work of the French Catholic scholar Louis Charbonneau-Lessay, who combed the religious traditions of ancient Egypt, classical Greece and Rome, early and medieval Christianity, Gnosticism, Kabbalah, and alchemy to research it. First published in France at the outbreak of World War II and nearly destroyed in the war's devastations, this masterpiece of scholarship has been translated and abridged (from its original thousand-page length) by D.M. Dooling, the founder and editorial director of 'Parabola: The Magazine of Myth and Tradition', and includes 400 woodcuts by the author." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - remainder mark on top of text block. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THREATENED SWALLOWTAIL BUTTERFLIES OF THE WORLD.  THE IUCN RED DATA BOOK., Collins, N. Mark and Morris, Michael G.
8 Collins, N. Mark and Morris, Michael G. THREATENED SWALLOWTAIL BUTTERFLIES OF THE WORLD. THE IUCN RED DATA BOOK.
IUCN, Gland, Switzerland, 1985. 
401 pp + 8 colour plates depicting 40 threatened species, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 2880326036 Contents: How to use this book; The swallowtail butterflies: an introduction to the family and its conservation; Swallowtai ls of the world: their nomenclature, distribution and conservation status; Analysis of critical faunas; Trade in swallowtail butterflies; Reviews of threatened species; Appendices (List of Papilionidae in threatened categories / Papilionidae tha t r e quire further monitoring and research); Index; Plates. Previous owner's sticker on front pastedown, one tiny corner bump, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear and wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-fold s, on e small edge tear archivally taped. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
LITTLE NURSERIES IN THE FIELDS., Crawford, M.H.  Colored drawings by Janet Hewson.
9 Crawford, M.H. Colored drawings by Janet Hewson. LITTLE NURSERIES IN THE FIELDS.
Religious Tract Society, London, n.d. 
270 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover (blue-green cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. Over 100 b&w photographs plus color plates. A look at nature's 'nurseries' - the nests, burrows, holes, etc. in which the next gen eration of Britain's wildlife develops. Contents: Preface; The Domestic Arrangements of Spiders; Homes Underground; Familes on the Beach; Homes of Butterflies, Moths, and Caterpillars; Fields and Hedgerows; Comfort and Safety; Eggs of Man y K i n d s ; T he Ways of Young Birds; Homes Inside Trees; Down by the Stream; Early Morning in May; At the Edge of the Wood; Some Hanging Nurseries; Differences and Distinctions. Book very slightly cracked at a few places, one or two pages with m i no r so il in g, ve ry light brwoing/soiling to edges of textblock, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. VG 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
10 Doggett, Frank. CIGARETTE CARDS AND NOVELTIES.
Michael Joseph, (London, 1981). 
96 pp, 4to (11 5/16" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated with color and b&w examples. "Cigarette cards, introduced in the 1870s and immensely popular until the Second World War, provide a richly illustrated history of the period. With real artistic merit they showed heroes of sport and war; stars of stage, screen and radio; classic cars; and many other images. During their golden age, card, albums and novelties were collected avidly, and these fascinating brand advertisements are still items of great interest to many thousands of collectors throughout the world. Many of us will remember the joy of searching in packets for the card to complete the set. This book brings back all the splendours of that time." Interior - clean and tight. Exterior - book slightly cocked and twisted, heavy bump to spine/front hinge causing tear which migrates through the majority of pages in gutter area, several small scuffs on front cover in general area of spine tear, soft creases at rear cover corners. Good reference copy. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BIRDS, FLOWERS AND BUTTERFLIES: STAINED GLASS PATTERN BOOK., Eaton, Connie Clough.
11 Eaton, Connie Clough. BIRDS, FLOWERS AND BUTTERFLIES: STAINED GLASS PATTERN BOOK.
Dover, Mineola, New York, 1999. 
60 pp, small 4to (10 15/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 0486407179 68 b&w line illustrations, 12 color illustrations on covers. "In her latest collection of exquisite patterns, stained glass designer Connie Clough Eaton has put her aesthetic spotlight o n these three motifs. Included are full-page designs of lush baskets, vases, and garden flower bouquets, as well as butterflies and birds, set among floral sprays and in various bucolic settings. Masterfully rendered for stained glass wor k , t h e b e autiful graphics in this rich collection are also suitable for use in a myriad of other arts and crafts projects." Interior - dog-ear crease at top corner of several pages otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Ex te ri o r - cl e an . Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
12 Fetherling, George. RUNNING AWAY TO SEA: ROUND THE WORLD ON A TRAMP FREIGHTER.
Dundurn, Toronto, 2009, first edition. 
236 pp, 8 1/2" H, soft cover. ISBN 9781550028539 "At a turning point in his life, George Fetherling embarked on an adventure to sail round the wrold on one of the last of the tramp freighters. The four-month voyage carried him 30,000 nautical mil es from Europe via the Panama Canal to the South Pacific and back by way of Singapore, Indonesia, the Indian Ocean, and Suez. Written with dash, colour, and droll humour, (his) narrative is peopled by a rich cast of characters, from the Forei g n L e g ionnaires of French Polnesia to the 'raskol' gangs of Papua New Guinea. The author captures the reality of life aboard a working cargo ship - the boredom, the seclusion, the differences of nationality and culture that isolation and cramp ed q u ar te rs seem to exaggerate. But the routine of loneliness or tranquility is punctuated by moments of near-panic - shipboard fires, furniture-smashing storms, even a brush with pirates in the Straits of Malacca." Interior - clean and tigh t w ith n o p rev iou s ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE CANADIAN NATURALIST.  A SERIES OF CONVERSATIONS ON THE NATURAL HISTORY OF LOWER CANADA., Gosse, P.H.
13 Gosse, P.H. THE CANADIAN NATURALIST. A SERIES OF CONVERSATIONS ON THE NATURAL HISTORY OF LOWER CANADA.
Toronto Coles 1971 Facsimile Edition. Soft Cover Very Good 
372 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H). B&w drawings. One of the Coles Canadiana Collection - a facsimile of the John Van Voorst, London, 1840 edition. A series of observations on the natural history of the area surrounding the village of Compton in the Eastern Townships of Lower Canada (Quebec), arranged month by month. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, minor soiling to edges of textblock, spine flat and uncreased. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
14 Gosse, P.H. THE CANADIAN NATURALIST. A SERIES OF CONVERSATIONS ON THE NATURAL HISTORY OF LOWER CANADA.
Toronto Coles 1971 Facsimile Edition. Soft Cover Good+ 
372 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H). B&w drawings. One of the Coles Canadiana Collection - a facsimile of the John Van Voorst, London, 1840 edition. A series of observations on the natural history of the area surrounding the village of Compton in the Eastern Townships of Lower Canada (Quebec), arranged month by month. Interior - small bump/creases at bottom corner of approx. fist 25 pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, very light browning to edges of text block, small crease at bottom corner of front cover, small sticker residue on front cover, light shelf soiling on bottom of tex block. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
JUST SO STORIES FOR LITTLE CHILDREN., Kipling, Rudyard.
15 Kipling, Rudyard. JUST SO STORIES FOR LITTLE CHILDREN.
Toronto George N. Morang 1902 First Canadian Edition Hard Cover Good- Rudyard Kipling. 
249 pp, 9 3/4" H. Light green cloth with black lettering/decoration on spine and front board, top edge gilt. 22 b&w plates (all present) plus additional small b&w drawings. Contents: How the Whale Got His Throat; How the Camel Got His Hump; How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin; How the Leopard Got His Spots; The Elephant's Child; The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo; The Beginning of the Armadillos; How the First Letter was Written; How the Alphabet was Made; The Crab that Played with the Sea; The Cat that walked by Himself; The Butterfly that Stamped. Many pages are wrinkled as though turned by an enthusiastic young reader. Splitting to paper on inside hinges (repaired) but boards are holding firmly with fabric still intact, areas of very light browning on endpapers, very small ink mark on front pastedown, fraying and tiny tears at top/bottom of spine, spine is browned, some edge and corner wear, soiling to boards including a small white paint stain on rear board, 2' thin scuff on rear board, small area of damage at fore-edge of fron board, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block 
Price: 250.00 USD
 
 
THE UNSEEN UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE.  TERRY PRATCHETT'S DISCWORLD QUIZBOOK., Langford, David.  (Terry Pratchett).
16 Langford, David. (Terry Pratchett). THE UNSEEN UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE. TERRY PRATCHETT'S DISCWORLD QUIZBOOK.
Vista, (London, 1996), Ist Vista printing. 
224 pp, paperback. ISBN 0575600004 "The Unseen University Challenge: Trolls have smashed down the door, there's a banshee on the roof, the river's caught fire, the librarian has turned into some kind of ape, and this is your starter for ten... Q uestions about figgins, DEATH, mind-destoying footnotes, carnivorous Luggage with lots of little legs, quantum butterflies, the magico-numerical significance of what we must always call twice four or seven plus one, and even the precise tax o f t h e G reat Turtle who supports Terry Pratchett's phenomenal planet (via four elephant middlemen). This is a quizbook for fans of fantasy and fun alike - and the ultimate challenge for all Terry Pratchett and Discworld afficionados." Inter i or - cl ea n a nd tight with no ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear at top/bottom of spine amd some edges, tiny surface paper loss at top corner of front cover. This is a new, unread book. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
17 Leigh, M. Cordelia E. NATURE'S PLAYGROUND.
Collins, London, n.d. 
This volume contains 4 "books", each individually paged: 95 pp, 79 pp, 81 pp, 79 pp. - small 8vo (7 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "The fascinating secrets of nature revealed by one who understands our flowers, birds, animals and all the wil d and beautiful things which grow or make their homes in our lovely countryside. Told in a way that makes the reader see the wonders of nature. The collection of over 250 beautiful (b&w) nature photographs taken in their natural surroundi n g s w i l l prove of incalculable value." Slight bump to top/bottom of spine and to top edge of both boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, small closed tear (archivally taped) with creases at top of front hinge, a few tiny chips, mi no r b ro wn in g, very light rubbing/soiling, small ghost sticker mark on front flap. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
18 Mackenzie, Donald A. CHINA AND JAPAN. MYTHS AND LEGENDS SERIES.
London Bracken Books 1986 1851700161 / 9781851700165 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
404 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w illustrations. Contents: Preface; The Dawn of Civilization; A Far-travelled Invention; Ancient Mariners and Explorers; The World-wide Search for Wealth; Chinese Dragon Lore; Bird and Serpent Myths; Dragon Folk-stories; The Kingdom under the Sea; The Islands of the Blest; The Mother-Goddess of China and Japan; Tree-, Herb-, and Stone-lore; How Copper-culture reached China; The Symbolism of Jade; Creation Myths and the God and Goddess Cults; Mythical and Legendary Kings; Myths and Doctrines of Taoism; Culture Mixing in Japan; Japanese Gods and Dragons; Rival Deities of Life and Death, Sunshine and Storm; The Dragon-slayer and His Rival; Ancient Mikados and Heroes; Index. Minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
GREAT NATURAL AREAS IN WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA., Ostrander, Stephen J.
19 Ostrander, Stephen J. GREAT NATURAL AREAS IN WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA.
Mechanicsburg, PA Stackpole 2000 0811727785 / 9780811727785 Soft Cover Near Fine 
208 pp, 8vo (9" H). B&w maps. "A comprehensive guide to 65 of the most fascinating natural areas you can visit in western Pennsylvania. Imagine a place where the only sounds are those of birds, wind, stream, and your own footsteps. Western Pennsylvania is full of beautiful natural areas where you can explore the outdoors. With this book as your guide, you can ponder the misty chasm and suspended streams at McConnells Mill, stroll through the windswept dunes at Presque Isle, or take a wild raft ride on the whitewater rapids of Ohiopyle. You'll find ideas for activities you can enjoy at each site - hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, or just restful sightseeing. Details on geology, wildlife, history, and special features of each area, as well as basic tourist information and handy locator maps, are also provided." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - one tiny soft corner crease. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
GREAT NATURAL AREAS IN WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA., Ostrander, Stephen J.
20 Ostrander, Stephen J. GREAT NATURAL AREAS IN WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA.
Mechanicsburg, PA Stackpole 2000 0811727785 / 9780811727785 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
208 pp, 8vo (9" H). B&w maps. "A comprehensive guide to 65 of the most fascinating natural areas you can visit in western Pennsylvania. Imagine a place where the only sounds are those of birds, wind, stream, and your own footsteps. Western Pennsylvania is full of beautiful natural areas where you can explore the outdoors. With this book as your guide, you can ponder the misty chasm and suspended streams at McConnells Mill, stroll through the windswept dunes at Presque Isle, or take a wild raft ride on the whitewater rapids of Ohiopyle. You'll find ideas for activities you can enjoy at each site - hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, or just restful sightseeing. Details on geology, wildlife, history, and special features of each area, as well as basic tourist information and handy locator maps, are also provided." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - one tiny soft corner crease, minor soiling on bottom of text block. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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