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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
 
 
LETTERS FROM COMPTON DEVERELL., 'BB'.  Illustrated by Denys Watkins-Pitchford.
2 'BB'. Illustrated by Denys Watkins-Pitchford. LETTERS FROM COMPTON DEVERELL.
Eyre & Spottiswoode, London, 1950, "First Cheap Edition", with 7s. 6d. price on dust jacket flap. 
281 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover (green boards with black lettering on spine) in dust jacket. Green, black & white map endpapers, b&w illustrations. "Where is Compton Deverell? It may be anywhere you choose in the English countryside, because ' BB' has drawn a living picture of that sort of delightful old house among fields and woods, the ideal English home which thousands remember from their childhood or hope to have in that future for which they work and plan. The letters are w r i t t e n b y a countryman to a younger friend abroad and they describe the routine of country life throughout the months of the year as it engages an active man with a contemplative mind. They recount the discovery of the small signs of spri ng , th e de li gh t s of summer and long days spent in the open air, and the white beauty of the winter which the townsman hardly knows. Here then is a tranquil book designed for casual reading, calling up the very sights, sounds and smells of th e E ng lis h cou ntr ysi de . It is one of the most intimately observed of 'BB's' books, and one of the most endearing." Minor browning to pages, light browning to edges of textblock, two very small corner bumps. Dust jacket has light edge wear/ wrin kli ng - m ainl y at top /bo tt om o f spine and flap-folds, browning to spine and flap-folds, a few very small closed tears and tiny chips, a 2 1/2" closed tear on front hinge - archivally taped. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
AESOP'S FABLES., (Aesop).  Selected and illustrated by Michael Hague.
3 (Aesop). Selected and illustrated by Michael Hague. AESOP'S FABLES.
New York Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1985 0030020387 / 9780030020384 First Edition Very Good Very Good Michael Hague. 
27 pp, 10 1/4" H. Beaufifully illustrated throughout in full colour. Contents: The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse; The Lion and the Mouse; The Fox and the Goat; The Cat and the Birds; The Crow and the Pitcher; The Mice in Council; The Marriage of the Sun; The Hare and the Tortoise; The Wolf and the Kid; The Fox and the Grapes; The Ass in the Lion's Skin; The Fox and the Crow; The Cock and the Jewel. Spine has a slight lean, one very minor corner bump. Dust jacket has slight fading to spine color. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
GRIMM'S COMPLETE FAIRY TALES., (Brother's Grimm.)
4 (Brother's Grimm.) GRIMM'S COMPLETE FAIRY TALES.
New York Barnes & Noble 1993 0880295198 / 9780880295192 Near Fine Very Good+ 
628 pp, 9 1/4" H. "Here in one volume, is a classic of Western literature - the complete fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm. These magnificent tales, which date back to the dawn of storytelling among the people of Northern Europe, was first compiled by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm and were published in Germany in 1812 and 1815. Since then, selections from these stories have appeared and reappeared in countless translations throughout the world. It is a rare event, however, to offer 'Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales' in a large, one volume edition, complete, unabridged and unexpurgated. (Over 200 tales, with all the) old favorites - The Sleeping Beauty, Rumpelstiltskin, Hansel and Gretel, Snow White and others - and many little-known treasures such as The Juniper Tree, Clever Gretel, King Thrushbeard, and The Singing, Soaring Lark." Small soft wrinkle at bottom edge of page leaf 123/124 with some minor offset on adjacent pages. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling and minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A KENTUCKY CARDINAL and AFTERMATH.  NEW EDITION REVISED WITH A NEW PREFACE., Allen, James Lane.
5 Allen, James Lane. A KENTUCKY CARDINAL and AFTERMATH. NEW EDITION REVISED WITH A NEW PREFACE.
New York Macmillan 1900 Revised Edition. Good No Jacket Hugh Thomson. 
276 pp + (4 pp) publisher's advertisements, 8 1/4" H. Green cloth with elaborate gilt decoration and lettering on spine and front board, top edge gilt. B&w illustrations (all present). Set in 1850s Kentucky, this is a tale of romance and tragedy, following the wooing, engagement, wedding and family life of nature lover, Adam Moss, and his society-loving neighbor, Georgianna. A slight separation between several page gatherings but still holding firmly in binding, paper is split on inside rear hinge - holding firmly, slight toning in margins of pages, light to moderate browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, light edge wear to boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - tiny tear at bottom, green colour has faded to brown on spine and some edges of boards, spine has various small areas of colour fading which effects some of the lettering and decoration. Book is protected in a stiff clear mylar jacket. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF THE POLYNESIANS., Andersen, Johannes C.
6 Andersen, Johannes C. MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF THE POLYNESIANS.
Rutland, Vermont Charles E. Tuttle 1986 0804804141 / 9780804804141 Second Printing Very Good+ Very Good Richard Wallwork. 
514 pp, large 8vo (9" H). Red cloth with black title block/gold lettering. 16 colour plates, 44 b&w photographs, 13 line drawings, fold-out map at rear. Contents: Publisher's Foreword; Preface; List of Illustrations; Note on Proper Names; Polynesia and Its People; 'Koropanga and Rukutia; Kelea and Kalamakua; Uenuku; Fairies and Taniwha; The Tawhaki Cycle; Maui' (Maui-tikitiki-a-Taranga); Hina', Sister of Maui'; Pele the Fire-goddess; The Spirit Worlds; Io, Tangaroa, and Creation; The Areoi Society and the Hula Dance; Religious Observances; Authorities; Other Books of Hawaiian Interest; Glossary and Index. Small label removal mark on front pastedown. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Slipcase has light to moderate rubbing/soiling, two corner bumps, light to moderate edge wear, sticker removal mark on front panel. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THE ANGELIC AVENGERS., Andrezel, Pierre.  (pseud of Karen Blixen, aka Isak Dinesen).
7 Andrezel, Pierre. (pseud of Karen Blixen, aka Isak Dinesen). THE ANGELIC AVENGERS.
London Putnam 1946 First British Edition Very Good Good+ Michael Wickham, dust jacket art. 
303 pp, 8vo (8" H). "Pierre Andrezel, whose name appears on this novel, is described as a young Frenchman, born in Rouen 1915, and educated at Oxford where he wrote stories for English magazines. His original publication of 'The Angelic Avengers' in Copenhagen in 1944 may be explained by the state of France at that time, and the less oppressive conditions of the Danes, whom the British Prime Minister dubbed 'the Gangster's Canary Birds'. The use of this phrase in the book can hardly fail to be an allusion, and may have a certain significance, although it would be an error to regard the book as in any serious way allegorical. Pierre Andrezel has not been heard of since the appearance of his novel in Denmark. The setting of (this book) is England and France 1840-41, when a romantic school of fiction still carried on something of the flamboyance and mystery of the Gothic Revival." - from the dust jacket flap. Pierre Andrezel was in fact Karen Blixen (Isaak Dinesen) of 'Out of Africa' fame. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate browning, areas of light to moderate edge wrinkling, light edge wear. 
Price: 85.00 USD
 
 
UP IN THE TREE., Atwood, Margaret.
8 Atwood, Margaret. UP IN THE TREE.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1978 0771008244 / 9780771008245 Second Printing Very Good+ Margaret Atwood. 
Unpaginated, 10" H. Purple endpapers, red/brown/blue drawings and hand-lettered text by Margaret Atwood. Two young children enjoy playing in a tree, until it rains and a two beavers eat their ladder - but a friendly bird rescues them and all is well in the end. Minor edge wear. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
FOLKLORE AND THE SEA., Beck, Horace.
9 Beck, Horace. FOLKLORE AND THE SEA.
Mystic, Connecticut Mystic Seaport Museum 1996 0913372366 / 9780913372364 Reprint Very Good+ Jane Beck, photographs. 
545 pp, 8 7/8" H. B&w photographs, music notation. The American Maritime Library: Volume VI. "Everything you always wanted to know about sea lore but didn't know where to ask: shipbuilding; names and language; weather and navigation; songs and arts; seals, muckle men and mermaids; monsters, sea serpents and enchanted isles; reavers, privateers and smugglers; legends and tales; "spectre" ships - cooked up and served well salted by a first-rate writer who combines the knowledge of a sailor and a college professor." Oceans. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE MOST PERFECT THING:  INSIDE (AND OUTSIDE) A BIRD'S EGG., Birkhead, Tim.
10 Birkhead, Tim. THE MOST PERFECT THING: INSIDE (AND OUTSIDE) A BIRD'S EGG.
New York Bloomsbury 2016 1632863693 / 9781632863690 First American Edition Very Good Very Good 
288 pp, 8 1/2" H. Colour plates, b&w drawings."Reveals how eggs in general are made, fertilized, developed, and hatched. Which end of an egg is laid first, the blunt end or the pointed end? Why do some eggs contain two yolks? How are the colors and patterns on an eggshell created, and why do they vary? From the earliest times, the study of birds' ovaries and ova (eggs) has played a vital role in the quest to unravel the mysteries of fertilization and embryo development in humans and other animals. Birkhead uses birds' eggs as wondrous portals into natural history, enlivened by the stories of naturalists and scientists, including Birkhead himself and his students, whose discoveries have advanced current scientific knowledge of reproduction." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some areas of light edge wrinkling, black pen mark through barcode on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ADVANCED ANIMATION.  LEARN HOW TO DRAW ANIMATED CARTOONS., Blair, Preston.
11 Blair, Preston. ADVANCED ANIMATION. LEARN HOW TO DRAW ANIMATED CARTOONS.
Laguna Beach, California Foster Art Services 1949 Later Printing Stapled in Wraps Good Preston Blair. 
40 pp, 13 5/8" H. Copyright date 1949 - amended reissue of the 1947 first edition after Blair was forced to change some of the characters due to copyright issues with studios he had previously worked for, such as Disney and MGM. Sections include: Construction of the Head; Stretch and Squash on Heads; Body Built from Rounded or Circular Forms; Line of Action; Birds; The Cute Character; The "Screwball" Type; Goofy Characters; The "Heavy" Pugnacious Character; Hands; Facial Expressions; The Cartoon "Take"; The Basic Bouncing Ball Action; Movement of Body Masses; Movements of the Two Legged Figure; Movements of the Four Legged Figure; The Walk; The Run; The Strut; The Skip; The Sneak; Overlapping Action; Dialogue; etc. Interior - 2 soft corner creases at top corner of pages up to page 12, small bump/tear at bottom edge of last three page leaves - archivally taped, slight toning to edges of pages, minor rust on staples. Exterior - edges of covers have light edge wear and a few small tears with creases/bumps - archivally taped, browning to edges of text block, light browning/soiling to edges of covers, remains of an old price label on front cover, two areas at front cover and one area at rear rear cover where paper has 'popped' from staples but covers are still holding strongly, some varying corner creases on front cover. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE SONORAN DESERT., Bowden, Charles.  Photographs by Jack W. Dykinga.
12 Bowden, Charles. Photographs by Jack W. Dykinga. THE SONORAN DESERT.
Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1997. 
167 pp, oblong small 4to (10 1/2" H x 10 7/8" D), soft cover. ISBN 0810926695 Profusely illustrated with color photographs. "The Sonoran Desert of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico sizzles in the sun. Daytime temperatures common ly soar above 120F. The parched, mineral earth gets less than three inches of rainfall a year on average; some years, none at all. Yet this is one of the most fascinating and beautiful places in North America. A large variety of plants - cr e o s o t e bush, the fabled boojum, and numerous other cacti and succulents - flourish here, as do a wealth of birds, insects, and small mammals. Man is an uneasy resident, and, although modern cities such as Phoenix and Tucson survive on its fri ng es , th e na tural heart of the desert still rejects all but the most intrepid sojourners. Two who know this desert well are (the author and photographer of this book). Interwoven together, the personal visions of these two remarkable observers ev oke t he So nor an Desert with extraordinary power. We may or may not wish to be in the desert as they have been, but in these pages we will come as close as possible to being there." Price includes extra postage due to weight of book. Inter ior - cl ean an d t ight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, a few tiny faint liquid marks on front cover, one light crease down spine, very minor corner wear. Very Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
OLD MOTHER WEST WIND / MOTHER WEST WIND "WHEN" STORIES / MOTHER WEST WIND'S NEIGHBORS.  3 BOOKS., Burgess, Thornton W.
13 Burgess, Thornton W. OLD MOTHER WEST WIND / MOTHER WEST WIND "WHEN" STORIES / MOTHER WEST WIND'S NEIGHBORS. 3 BOOKS.
New York Grosset & Dunlap Reprints Good Good- George Kerr & Harrison Cady. 
3 books - 7" H, pictorial front boards and spines (green for books 1 & 3, blue for book 2), green pictorial endpapers, each book has 4 b&w plates (including frontispieces). Number 1 & 3 have a notice about being produced under wartime conditions on title page and, with the paper of that era, are tanned. 1. Old Mother West Wind - 169 pp, no date but c1943 - "Old Mother West Wind lived in the Purple Hills. Each day she came down with her children, the Merry Little Breezes, who played in the Meadows all day long. These are the stories of their friends on the Meadow. We learn how the Breezes, always anxious to do a good deed, saved Mrs. Redwing's speckled egg and how they always helped Johnny Chuck escape Farmer Brown and his gun. We hear about Peter Rabbit's joke and Billy Mink's swimming party and Little Joe Otter's slippery slide. We learn, too, why Grandfather Frog has no tail and why Jimmy Skunk wears stripes." 16 stories in total. 2. Mother West Wind "When" Stories - 227 pp, no date - "In this volume Peter Rabbit learns all about the time when Mr. Bluebird became the herald of Mistress Spring and won his beautiful coat; when old Mr. Grouse was given his winter snowshoes; and of the time, long, long ago, when Mother Nature gave Hummer the Hummingbird his long bill because he couldn't reach the sweet juices in the hearts of the flowers with the short little bill she had given him to begin with." 16 stories in total. 3. Mother West Wind's Neighbors - 223 pp, no date but c1943 - "Johnny Chuck had to find a new home because of the wickedness of Blacky the Crow, and everybody was upset when somebody stole Mrs. Grouse's eggs. Then there was Ol' Mistah Buzzard who told wonderful stories about the sunny south, and Peter Rabbit who was so curious and friendly he knew everything that went on in the Green Meadows. And a great deal did go on and all of it makes reading that has endless delight." 15 stories in total. All books have a slight spine lean - a little more on book 2, light to moderate edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Books 1 & 3 have very light browning to endpapers, moderate to heavy browning to pages and edges of text block, one or two small corner bumps on boards. Book 3 has three very small areas of surface paper loss on rear pastedown. Dust jackets have either light or moderate edge wear wrinkling with some small edge chips/tears/creases, one is price-clipped, some light toning. Book 1 has fading to spine colour and heavy creasing/water stains at bottom of spine and less on front flap, some tiny light foxing marks. All dust jackets are now protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
14 Burnett, Frances Hodgson. Illustrated by Harrison Cady. THE TROUBLES OF QUEEN SILVER-BELL. AS TOLD BY QUEEN CROSSPATCH.
Derrydale, New York, (1992). 
68 pp, 7 1/4" H, hard cover with pictorial boards - no dust jacket. Charming color illustrations by Harrison Cady (famous for his work on Thornton Burgess's books). Contains two short stories: "In the first Queen Silver-Bell loses her temper (which she normally keeps in a tiny silver cage) and becomes Queen Crosspatch. In the second a little girl is changed into a rook to hatch abandoned eggs." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing. Near Fine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SHADOWS ON THE MOON.  A LIZARD AND BUNGLE ADVENTURE., Byerley, Jolyon.  Illustrated by Katie Shears.
15 Byerley, Jolyon. Illustrated by Katie Shears. SHADOWS ON THE MOON. A LIZARD AND BUNGLE ADVENTURE.
Caribbean / Macmillan, London, 1998, first edition. 
47 pp, oblong (8 11/16" H x 11 3/16" D), hard cover in glazed pictorial boards - no dust jacket. ISBN 0333710223 Beautifully illustrated in vivid colour. A friendly lizard and his colourful tropical island friends have an adventure when space duc ks visit from the planet Pluto. An area of light wrinkling on pages 3/4, small closed tear (archivally taped) at bottom of page 43/44, small bump to top corner of boards, minor rubbing to glossy boards, slight bump to top/bottom of spine, t i n y d i n t on front board. Very Good- 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
ECOLOGY FOR GARDENERS., Carroll, Steven B. & Salt, Steven D.
16 Carroll, Steven B. & Salt, Steven D. ECOLOGY FOR GARDENERS.
Portland Timber Press 2005 0881926116 / 9780881926118 Reprint 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
 
 
SOMEONE SAW A SPIDER:  SPIDER FACTS AND FOLKTALES., Climo, Shirley.
17 Climo, Shirley. SOMEONE SAW A SPIDER: SPIDER FACTS AND FOLKTALES.
New York Thomas Y. Crowell 1985 0690044356 / 9780690044355 First Edition Fine Very Good+ Dirk Zimmer. 
133 pp, 9 1/4" H. Charming b&w illustrations throughout. "Spiders were spinning silk and weaving webs before mammals, before birds, even before insects appeared on earth. Early man scratched pictures of spiders on the walls of his cave, and from the ancient myth of Arachne to the present, spiders have been the subject of many a folktale and the object of many a superstition. In these pages are to be found tales from around the world - Japan, Africa, Portugal, Scotland, Russia, America - of spiders crafty and magical, foolish and kind. You will also find fascinating facts about how spiders live, as well as some of the beliefs that spiders have inspired." Dust jacket is price-clipped, has minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing, a few wrinkles in laminate on spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE CRAFT OF STRAW DECORATION FOR CORN DOLLY MAKERS AND WORKERS IN STRAW., Coker, Alec.  Foreword by Sir John Rothenstein.
18 Coker, Alec. Foreword by Sir John Rothenstein. THE CRAFT OF STRAW DECORATION FOR CORN DOLLY MAKERS AND WORKERS IN STRAW.
Northgates, Leicester Dryad. 1971 852190786 First Edition Good+ Good- 
86 pp, 9 7/8" H. B&w photographs, drawings/diagrams. "All the methods described are the result of a prolonged study of traditional movements, and therefore provide a clear and ordered introduction to the craft. These methods have been tried out under most conditions; the elementry course with primary school classes and the more advanced work with young teachers. Those more experienced in the craft of straw decoration will find alternative methods suggested, with detailed diagrams and photographs covering a wide variety of work. The problems of finding and choosing straw are fully explored and likely sources of suitable materials given." Subjects covered include: Straw Marquetry; Tied Straw Work; Plaits; Corn Dollies; Rick Finials; Straw Models; Harvest Crosses. Small light foxing marks on fore-edge of text block - some larger marks migrate into some page margins, very small to small corner bumps, tiny light foxing marks on top of text block, light edge wear on bottom edges of boards. Dust jacket has moderate to heavy edge wear, light edge creases, light foxing/browning, rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
19 Cole, Herbert. HERALDRY AND FLORAL FORMS AS USED IN DECORATION.
Detroit Tower Books 1971 Reprint of the Dent/Dutton 1922 Edition Very Good - No Jacket 
248 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), black cloth with gold lettering & decoration on spine - no dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w drawings. Three pages with printing ink offset in bottom margin of page, very light edge wear, slight rubbing and a few tiny scuffs on boards, small light white stain and small scuff mark on spine. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
THE LAKE COUNTIES.  WITH SPECIAL ARTICLES ON BIRDS, BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS, FLORA, GEOLOGY, FOX-HUNTING, MOUNTAINEERING, YACHTING, MOTOR-BOATING, FISHING, SHOOTING, AND CYCLING.  INCLUDING A FULL GAZETTEER AND MAP., Collingwood, W.G.  With contributions by  Mary L. Armitt, Dr. Richard C. Lowther, S.L. Petty, Bernard Smith, Rev. E.M. Reynolds, W.P. Haskett-Smith, P.C. Crossley, Oscar T. Gnosspelius, A. Severn, A.W. Rumney.
20 Collingwood, W.G. With contributions by Mary L. Armitt, Dr. Richard C. Lowther, S.L. Petty, Bernard Smith, Rev. E.M. Reynolds, W.P. Haskett-Smith, P.C. Crossley, Oscar T. Gnosspelius, A. Severn, A.W. Rumney. THE LAKE COUNTIES. WITH SPECIAL ARTICLES ON BIRDS, BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS, FLORA, GEOLOGY, FOX-HUNTING, MOUNTAINEERING, YACHTING, MOTOR-BOATING, FISHING, SHOOTING, AND CYCLING. INCLUDING A FULL GAZETTEER AND MAP.
London Frederick Warne 1932 Limited, Autographed Edition. Very Good Very Good- A. Reginald Smith, R.W.S. Signed by Author and Illustrator.
368 pp, 10 7/8" H. Medium green cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine and front board, top edge gilt. "This Autographed Edition is limited to 350 copies. This Copy is No. 8" - Signed by W.G. Collingwood and A. Reginald Smith. 16 colour plates with tissues-guards bearing captions (collated), plus many b&w drawings throughout the text. Fold-out map at rear. Contents: Part I (by W.G. Collingwood). Their Scenery and Story: Kent and Lune; Windermere and Grasmere; Lake Lancashire; Eskdale and Wastwater; Ennerdale and Allendale; "Merry Carlisle" and the Border; Keswick and Thirlmere; From Helvellyn to Stainmoor. Part II. Natural History and Sport in the Lake District: The Birds, by Mary L. Armitt, revised by Arthur Astley; Butterflies and Moths, by Dr. Richard C. Lowther; The Flora, by S.L. Petty, revision and additions by Mary Thompson, Agnes Drury and A.G. Hayes; The Building of the Lake Districk, by Bernard Smith, Fox-Hunting on the Fells, by Rev. E.M. Reynolds, rev. by R.E. Porter; Mountaineering, by W.P. Haskett-Smith; Yachting on Windermere, by P.C. Crossley; Motor-Boating, by Oscar T. Gnosspelius; Fishing, by A. Severn; Shooting, by A. Ruskin Severn; Cycling, by A.W. Rumney. Part III. A Gazetteer of the Lake Counties; Index; Map. Previous owner's completed bookplate and a small store label on front pastedown, very light foxing on endpapers, small tear at bottom of frontispiece tissue guard archivally taped, soft crease at top corner of preliminary pages and also up to approx. page 6, slight separation between page gatherings at pages160/161 (pages still firmly held) and also some light browning from a laid-in piece of paper, wrinkling at bottom of spine, light edge wear/rubbing at corners and at bottom edge of boards, light foxing to fore-edge and bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, several tiny/small edge chips and small edge tears, faint rubbing on spine, one small and two tiny ink marks on rear panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 200.00 USD
 
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