General Items for Sale

Binders for the Bulletin

Binders for the Bulletin/Arachnology. These are in dark green with the Society's logo on the front cover. Each binder will hold one volume including the contents and index pages. £3.50 each plus P&P. (Please note that the binders have a title for the 'Bulletin' and not 'Arachnology'.)


Arachnologists' Handbook. Editors - Geoff Oxford, Tony Russell-Smith and Helen Smith

This 50th anniversary edition, newly revised in 2019, is available to all BAS members as a FREE download. All members receive a FREE printed version on joining - a benefit extended to overseas members from January 2016. Members who have earlier editions can purchase a hard copy of the new one at the discounted price of £6 (plus P&P) and it is also available to non-members for £11.50 (plus P&P). Please add postage and packing costs at £2 for UK addresses; £6 for European addresses and £8 for the rest of the world.

To make your payment, either send a cheque, payable to The British Arachnological Society, to: Jim Pewtress (Treasurer), BAS, 31 Piercy End, Kirkbymoorside, York, YO62 6DQ OR pay by Paypal via the 'Join the Society' page; click on ‘make a donation’, then on the red ‘donation’ box at the bottom of the next page. Under ‘description’ in the left-hand box put ‘Handbook’.

A Guide to House and Garden Spiders. Lawrence Bee, illustrated by Richard Lewington

This is a fold out chart published by the Field Studies Council which illustrates the 40 spiders that are most frequently encountered in our houses and gardens. It includes a table giving a synopsis each of the species covered and illustrates the webs they produce. £3.30 plus P&P

Guide to Harvestmen of the British Isles. Paul Richards

This is also a fold out chart published by the FSC. It includes over 60 photographs illustrating the 27 species found in the British Isles. A table lists characteristics of each species and the photographs show key features where possible. £4.00 plus P&P

Illustrated key to the British False Scorpions. Gerald Legg and Francis Farr-Cox

A fold out chart published by the FSC, which includes basic biology, a flow-chart key to all 27 species found in the British Isles and photographs of each. £4 plus P&P.

On the Margins. The Fen Raft Spiders of Redgrave and Lopham Fen

The fen raft spider is almost certainly the only spider species to have its own artist in residence! This book gives an insight into the lives and conservation of these beautiful and rare animals. Artist Sheila Tilmouth has created amazing images to complement text by Helen Smith, who has worked with the precarious population of spiders at Redgrave & Lopham Fen for over 20 years. With a foreword by Mark Cocker, it was published in October 2014 by Langford Press in their 'Wildlife and People' series. Click here to read more about the artist residency and the book.

Our Price £9.50 P&P FREE


Various items of clothing featuring an embroidered Society motif can be ordered. Popular items include fleeces, sweatshirts, polos and t-shirts. The clothing can be ordered in a variety of colours but the motif will always be in two shades of gold.

Members interested in ordering clothing should contact the Sales Manager for further information.

The Society must place a minimum order so there may be a long delay in supplying an individual member's requirements.


If you wish to order binders or any of the publications listed above, unless p&p is shown as free, please check the up to date cost by contacting

Francis Farr-Cox, 1 Winchester Road, BURNHAM-ON-SEA, Somerset, TA8 1HY

NOTE: Because of the large amount of spam e-mails the Society receives, the e-mail addresses have been disguised - to e-mail please change 'AT' to '@'

Orders can only be accepted if accompanied by payment in full.

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  • A Sterling Cheque drawn on a bank with branches in the UK.
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  • A cheque drawn on a Bank not based in the UK. In this case there is an additional cost of £10.00 per cheque to cover bank charges.

Alternatively payment can be made electronically direct into the Society's account.

The bank details are:

Santander Business Banking 
Sort code: 09-01-56 
Account name: British Arachnological Society
Account no: 10524003 

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All prices quoted on the web-site are in UK pounds and correct at the date of updating. E&OE.

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