WAKEFIELD and DISTRICT

Natural History of Wakefield by Richard Bell

A Sketchbook of the Natural History of the Country Round Wakefield

6×8.5. 74pp. Frontis, profuse b/w illus – some folding. A fascinating, illustrated study of the landscape, natural history and people of the country around Wakefield, where the South Yorkshire coalfield gives way to the textile valleys of the West Riding heartland. In the post to any UK destination

£10.00

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Wakefield District Heritage Compiled by Kate Taylor

148pp. A series of illustrated articles put together for European Architectural Heritage Year on the buildings and places around Wakefield in Yorkshire. Published by Wakefield EAHY Committee (European Architectural Heritage Year) in 1976. 12X8 soft cover very well illustrated and as the title says covers Wakefield District not just the City. To any UK address

£7.50

Dr. Goldsmith’s Natural History 1824

A Natural History of all the most remarkable Quadrupeds. Birds, Fishes, Serpents, Reptiles and Insects in the known World.

Abridged by J Macloc, esq. with 400 engravings by J Thompson published by Dean and Munday in 1824. The Lion is not exactly lying down with the lamb on the frontispiece, standing up and no lamb, but you get the picture.

Natural History 148

The spine is split but the book is tight though half of page 19 is missing, I haven’t done a thorough count but I think all the illustrations are complete. approx.. 7″ by 4 1/2″ 338 pages.

Just a few of the illustrations;

The flying fish seems to be looping the loop.

I am offering this (just short of 200 years old) book for £7.50.

 

Raising Wild Ducks in Captivity

With a title that could be an oxymoron, what a new hobby to impress folk down at the pub.

Ducks 505

E. P. Dutton & Co., A Sunrise Book, New York, 1974. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Hardcover. A vg copy in a vg dust jacket. Book by the International Wild Waterfowl Association. 319 pages, photos, drawings, and diagrams make up this interesting “How To” book about raising Ducks. Topics covered are Breeding, Brooding, Acquiring Stock and Importing Eggs, Facilities even The Duck Family. £10.00

 

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