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CHARLES DARWIN: THE BEAGLE LETTERS
Edited by Frederick Burkhardt
ISBN9780521898386
$65.00

Letters 1831-1836 from Darwin's time on HMS Beagle. Includes some sketches by Darwin. Very important period in Darwin's scientific development and informed theories later published in the Origin of Species.

Cambridge University Press, 2008. Hardback with dust jacket. 470 pages. SECONDHAND


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CHARLES DARWIN'S LETTERS
Edited by Frederick Burkhardt with a foreword by Stephen Jay Gould
ISBN9780521562126
$37.50

A selection 1825-1859. From his early University period and including the Voyage of the Beagle, this selection of letters shows Darwin's development up to the publication of  the Origin of Species.

Cambridge University Press, 1996. Hardback with dust jacket. 249 pages. SECONDHAND


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IMPRESSIONS OF NATURE
Roderick Cave
ISBN9780712306737
$75.00

Nature printing relies on the surface of natural objects to render prints of those objects, ranging from flora and fauna to fish. This is a comprehensive examination of the art, featuring more than 200 attractive examples from natural history publications. Includes New Zealand material.

The British Library, London, 2010. Hardback with dust jacket. 191 pages. NEW


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FRANK KINGDON WARD'S RIDDLE OF THE TSANGPO GORGES
Kenneth Cox, editor
ISBN9781851495160
$95.00

Little explored and virtually inaccessible, the Tsangpo Gorge in S.E. Tibet is the world's deepest gorge. Through it twists the Yarlong Tsangpo, Tibet's great river, emerging far below on the plains of India. This is the story of its exploration and an account of the rich plant and animal life found there. Plant hunter Frank Kingdon Ward first went there in 1926, this is a much expanded edition of his original account with completely new material added. Fantastic book.

Garden Art Press, Woodbridge, UK, 2008. Hardback with dust jacket. 335 pages. NEW


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GUIDE TO THE FLOWERS OF WESTERN CHINA
C. Grey-Wilson and P. Cribb
ISBN9781842461693
$185.00

The astonishing floral diversity of the region is described in this most comprehensive volume containing 2,700 plant descriptions, each including habitat, distribution, altitude and flowering time. 2,200 photographs comprise the largest gallery of Chinese wild plants assembled to date. An essential guide for travellers to China and a superb addition to any garden library.

Royal Botanic Gardens, London, 2011. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 642 pages. NEW


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BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS OF KASHMIR
Ethelbert Blatter illustrated by G A Wathen and Haldar Joo Wall
7102602
$55.00

An illustrated botanical of flowering plants from Kashmir with 62 colour plates. A tidy set in cloth with minor internal library marks from Christchurch Horticultural Society. Two volumes.

John Bale, Sons and Danielsson Ltd., London, 1928+ 1929. Hardbacks with no dust jackets. 198 + 204 pages. SECONDHAND


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MARGARET MEE In Search of Flowers of the Amazon Forest
Tony Morrison, editor
ISBN9781869901080
$75.00

Well illustrated account of the artist's fifteen intrepid journeys in the Amazon rainforest documenting the the botanical treasures she found. Her diaries and sketches are here published for the first time. Outstanding book about one of the finest ever botanical artists. Second impression.

Nonesuch Expeditions Ltd., Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK, 1988. Hardback with dust jacket. 302 pages. SECONDHAND


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FROM THE GRASS ROOTS, A LIFETIME IN THE WELSH PLANT BREEDING STATION
Idris Jones
ISBN0905928180
$37.50

The author gives an account of his time at, and the history of, the Plant Breeding Station at University College of Wales Aberystwyth, instrumental in pasture developments that established the prosperity of New Zealand, Australia and South African farms. THIS COPY has a presentation inscription form the author at the front.

D. Brown and Sons Ltd., Cowbridge and Bridgend, 1982. Hardback with dust jacket. 168 pages. SECONDHAND


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PLANT CONSERVATION, A NATURAL HISTORY APPROACH
Gary A. Krupnick and W. John Kress
ISBN0226455122
$75.00

Collected articles on Plant Conservation, Diversity, Extinctions and Management Strategies.

University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2005. Hardback without dust jacket. 346 pages. NEW


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VISIBLE EMPIRE
Daniela Bleichmar
ISBN9780226058536
$85.00

This beautiful book draws on a hidden archive of 12,000 botanical illustrations made between 1777 and 1816, as the Spanish Government surveyed its empire in Central and South America and the Phillipines. It provides a window into the worlds of Enlightenment science and culture.

The University of Chicago Press, USA, 2012. Hardback with dust jacket. 286 pages. NEW


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DISCUS CATALOGUE/ ATLAS
Bernd Degen
ISBN9780793818907
$47.50

Every Discus species, variety and hybrid form, illustrated in colour with the common names and trade codes. A guide for aquarium owners and tropical fish buyers. Bilingual in German and English. A Heavy book, for shipping outside New Zealand extra postage fee may be required.

Bede Verlag, Ruhmannsfelden, 1996. Hardback with dust jacket. 320 pages. SECONDHAND


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DUCKS OF CANADA AND THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE
John Gooders with illustrations by Trevor Boyer
ISBN0816014221
$45.00

A beautiful book on northern ducks, with full page colour illustrations and others in the text. Descriptive ornithological details of 52 species of the Holarctic region.

B Mitchell, New York, 1986. Hardback with dust jacket.176 pages. SECONDHAND


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EXTINCT BIRDS
Errol Fuller
ISBN9780670817870
$55.00

A complete survey of the known extinct birds of the world, many having been extinguished later than the 17th century. Ordered by family and many extinct New Zealand species. With illustrations, including in colour by Keuleman, Gould and Audubon.

Viking/ Rainbird, 1987. Hardback with dust jacket. 256 pages. SECONDHAND


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100 CATERPILLARS
Jeffey C. Miller, Daniel H. Janzen, Winifred Hallwachs
ISBN9780674021907
$45.00

Photographic portraits of amazing caterpillars from the tropical forests of Costa Rica. Following the 100 portraits are descriptions including images of the butterflies. From the Area de Conservacion Guanacaste. THIS LARGE BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.  

Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2006. Hardback with dust jacket. 264 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE HEART OF NATURE or, The Quest for Natural Beauty
Sir Francis Younghusband
81021181
$47.50

The natural world of the Himalaya described and eulogised by a man who had travelled extensively in the area. Includes the Sikkim, Teesta Valley, Kinchinjunga, as well as philosophical observations on nature and spirituality.

John Murray, London, 1921. Hardback with no dust jacket. 235 pages. SECONDHAND