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21 (New York State Agricultural Society) CATALOGUE OF THE ENTRIES FOR THE THIRTY-SIXTH ANNUAL FAIR of the New York State Agricultural Society, to be Held at Albany, September 11 to 15, 1876
Albany, NY: Printing House of Charles Van Benthuysen & Sons, 1876. 1876. Good 
Albany, NY: Printing House of Charles Van Benthuysen & Sons, 1876.. 1876.. Good. - Octavo, printed cream wraps. The wraps are soiled & spotted with small stains & pieces out & with an owner's pencil name on the top corner of the front wrap. 194 pp. There is occasional light foxing & soiling. Good.

The catalogue includes livestock [including breeding and working horses), farm implements and machinery, farm produce, flowers and fruit and miscellaneous items [artistic and musical, clothing, furniture, household articles, stoves, etc.].

Scarce. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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22 (Pierpont Morgan Library) THE ANIMAL KINGDOM: Illustrated Catalogue of an Exhibition of Manuscript Illuminations, Book Illustrations, Drawings, Cylinder Seals, and Bindings
NY: The Pierpont Morgan Library, [1940]. [1940]. Very good 
NY: The Pierpont Morgan Library, [1940].. [1940].. Very good. - Octavo, pictorial wraps. Very lightly soiled with a short tear. 70 pp. Illustrated with B&W plates. Very good.

Printed at the Plantin Press. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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23 (Taylor, Will F.). Fairless, Michael [Barber, Margaret Fairless] THE ROADMENDER
New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1922. 1922. Good 
New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1922.. 1922.. Good. - Small quarto [10 inches high by 7-5/8 inches wide], dark green cloth with a vignette in gilt on the front cover. The binding is lightly bumped & rubbed with a stain to the vignette. ix, [iii] & 121 pages. 20 black-and- white photographic illustrations by Will F. Taylor tipped onto gray stock. The pages are somewhat rippled & the versos of the pages of gray stock are darkened. The rear endpaper is darkened & there is offsetting to the front endpaper from the bookplate on the front pastedown. Good.

Mounted on the front pastedown is the bookplate of Emily Wheelock, the sister of poet John Hall Wheelock. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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24 (Thoreau, Henry David). Whicher, George F WALDEN REVISITED: A Centennial Tribute to Henry David Thoreau
Chicago, IL: Packard and Company, (1945). (1945). Good 
Chicago, IL: Packard and Company, (1945).. (1945).. Good. - 8vo, light gray cloth (lightly bumped; lightly spotted & soiled; stain to tail of spine & adjoining corners of covers) titled in dark green on spine with printed dark green label mounted on front cover. 93 pp. (staining to bottom inside corners of endpapers, prelims & last 10 pages of text, with light staining to remaining text pages; offsetting to front endpaper with owner's ink name & date). Good.

"Nothing could be more opposite to the totalitarian doctrines of our times than the transcendentalist's belief in the dignity of man and the supremacy of individual conscience over a debased collective authority. The hope that these ideas may still be cherished and made valid is the mainspring of this essay."--From the author's Preface. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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25 (Wilson, Alexander). Cantwell, Robert ALEXANDER WILSON: NATURALIST AND PIONEER. A Biography
Philadelphia and New York: J. B. Lippincott Company, (1961). (1961). Good 
Philadelphia and New York: J. B. Lippincott Company, (1961).. (1961).. Good. - Quarto, green cloth titled in gilt within black rectangles on front cover & spine, in a color pictorial dust wrapper. The covers are bumped with rubbing & slight fraying along the bottom edges. There is a tiny hole in the cloth of the rear cover. The head & tail of the spine are chipped & frayed. The dust jacket is soiled & chipped with a number of pieces out. 318 & [1] pages. Illustrated with 8 color plates, 16 full-page black-and- white illustrations & black-and-white drawings by Robert Ball. There is occasional light soiling. Good in a fair dust wrapper.

First edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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26 (Wolff, Glen). Bryant, Nelson OUTDOORS: A Personal Selection from Twenty Years of Columns from The New York Times
New York: Simon and Schuster, (1990). (1990). 0671708074 / 9780671708078 Very good 
New York: Simon and Schuster, (1990).. (1990).. Very good. - Octavo, cloth-backed boards in a dust wrapper. The binding is bumped & there is some minor soiling to the dust jacket. 368 pages. Illustrated in black & white with a pictorial title & pictorial section titles by Glen Wolff. Very good.

First edition.

Nelson Bryant's outdoor activities include fishing and hunting, foraging, bird-watching and stargazing. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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27 Adamson, Joy BORN FREE: A Lioness of Two Worlds
(New York): Pantheon Books, (1960). (1960). Very good 
(New York): Pantheon Books, (1960).. (1960).. Very good. - Octavo, gray cloth in a dust wrapper. The extremities of the binding are very slightly rubbed and the spine & the edges of the covers are slightly darkened. The edges of the dust jacket are chipped & spotted and there are remnants of tape on the flaps & internally on the jacket spine, The jacket spine is faded.220 pages. Color frontispiece & profuse black-and-white illustrations. The bottom edges of the last 3 leaves are lightly creased & there is soiling to the epigraph page. Very good in a good dust wrapper.

First edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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28 Allen, Robert Porter BIRDS OF THE CARIBBEAN
NY: The Viking Press, (1961). (1961). Very good 
NY: The Viking Press, (1961).. (1961).. Very good. - 4to, light green cloth (lightly bumped; extremities slightly faded; scoremark to rear cover) titled in gilt with vignettes of birds stamped in gilt on front cover, in dw (rubbed & lightly chipped; stain to front panel; scoremark to rear panel; price-clipped). 256 pp. with text printed on variously colored stocks. Profuse color illustrations, many full-page. Fine internally.

First edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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29 Beebe, William BENEATH TROPIC SEAS: A Record of Diving Among the Coral Reefs of Haiti
New York/London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1928. 1928. Very good 
New York/London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1928.. 1928.. Very good. - Octavo, cloth. The binding is bumped & lightly rubbed with the head of the spine slightly chipped. xiii & 234 pages. Color frontispiece after a painting by Zarh Pritchard with a printed tissue guard and black-and-white photographic illustrations. Some bottom page corners are bumped. Very good.

First edition. First Edition. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED BY AMERICAN NATURALIST, ORNITHOLOGIST AND EXPLORER WILLIAM BEEBE., Beebe, William (1877-1962). American naturalist, ornithologist and explorer.
30 Beebe, William (1877-1962). American naturalist, ornithologist and explorer. AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED BY AMERICAN NATURALIST, ORNITHOLOGIST AND EXPLORER WILLIAM BEEBE.
May 28, 1926. 1926. Very good Signed
- The words "Why not?" are penned by Beebe on an approximately 2 inch high by 3-1/4 inch wide cream card. Signed and dated "William Beebe / May 28 / 1926". Very good.

William Beebe [1877-1962] was an American naturalist, ornithologist, marine biologist, entomologist, explorer and author. He is best remembered for the numerous expeditions he conducted for the New York Zoological Society, his deep dives in the Bathysphere and his prolific scientific writing for academic and popular audiences. On joining the newly opened New York Zoological Park, he quickly distinguished himself by his skill in designing habitats for the zoo's birds and soon by his research expeditions, including a round-the-world trip to document pheasant populations. With his 1930s dives in the Bathysphere he became the first biologist to observe deep-sea animals in their native environment. He later traveled to the tropics and began to study the behavior of insects. He was a major advocate of conservation and is regarded as one of the founders of the field of ecology. 
Price: 45.00 USD

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31 Berridge, W. S MARVELS OF THE ANIMAL WORLD
Boston: Small, Maynard & Company, (1922). (1922). Good 
Boston: Small, Maynard & Company, (1922).. (1922).. Good. - 8vo, brown cloth (lightly bumped) titled on spine (faded), in dw (soiled & chipped; piece out of top edge of rear panel; dw spine spotted & torn with pieces out of head & mid-section). 253 pp. (light offsetting to endpapers; page edges slightly darkened). B&W frontispiece & B&W illustrations from photographs by the author. Good.

This book about the curious habits, dispositions and characteristics of mammals, birds, reptiles, fish and insects from around the world discusses such topics as "Some Curious Domestic Sheep of Foreign Lands", "Wild Animals Which Are Trained by Man to Hunt", "The Offensive and Defensive Weapons of Animals", "Animals Which Give Electric Shocks", "Animals Locomotion" and "A Talk About Kangaroos". Dust jacket present. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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32 Brown, Dennis A THE ENCYCLOPEDIA BOTANICA: The Definitive Guide to Indoor Blossoming and Foliage Plants
New York: Dial Press, (1978). (1978). Very good 
New York: Dial Press, (1978).. (1978).. Very good. - Small quarto [10-1/4 inches high by 9-1/4 inches wide], boards, in a price-clipped dust wrapper.The binding is slightly rubbed & there is some light soiling to the dust jacket. xiv, [ii] & 304 pages, printed in 2 columns. Illustrated in black & white & color. The top edges of the leaves are slightly rippled, probably from humidity. Very good.

First edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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33 Burroughs, John FRESH FIELDS
Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1890. 1890. Very good 
Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1890.. 1890.. Very good. - Octavo, olive green cloth backed with dark greenish brown cloth & titled in gilt on the spine with a decoration in black on the front cover. The top edge is gilt. The binding is lightly rubbed & bumped. There is a small area of bubbling to the cloth of the rear cover with some very light soiling. [iv] & 298 pages. Very good. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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34 Burroughs, John WINTER SUNSHINE
Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1890. 1890. Good 
Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1890.. 1890.. Good. - Octavo, olive green cloth backed with dark greenish brown cloth & titled in gilt on the spine with a decoration in black on the front cover. The top edge is gilt. The binding is lightly rubbed & bumped. [iv] & pages [5]- 255. The top & inner edges of the page are slightly darkened. There is light dampstaining along the bottom inner edges of the pages. Illustrated with a black-and-white frontispiece with a tissue guard. Good. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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35 Burroughs, John WITH JOHN BURROUGHS IN FIELD AND WOOD. Edited by Elizabeth Burroughs Kelley
South Brunswick & NY: A. S. Barnes and Co. / London: Thomas Yoseloff Ltd, (1969). (1969). Very good 
South Brunswick & NY: A. S. Barnes and Co. / London: Thomas Yoseloff Ltd, (1969).. (1969).. Very good. - Octavo, black cloth titled in green, in dw. The extremities are slightly faded & there is a tiny white stain to the bottom edge of the front cover. The dw is rubbed & lightly chipped with light creasing to the front panel & staining to the bottom edge of the rear panel. 148 pp. B&W photographic illustrations & full-page & textual drawings by Elizabeth Burroughs Kelley. Very good in a good dw.

Signed by Elizabeth Burroughs Kelley on the title page.

Selections from Burroughs' essays, chosen and illustrated by his granddaughter.

Laid in is a leaflet for the Burroughs Memorial in Roxbury, N.Y. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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36 Calthrop, Dion Clayton THE CHARM OF GARDENS
London: A. & C. Black, Ltd., (1910). (1910). Good 
London: A. & C. Black, Ltd., (1910).. (1910).. Good. - Octavo, green cloth titled in gilt on spine & in dark green on front cover. The covers are bumped & the spine is faded with the head & tail lightly chipped & a small tear along the rear joint. xv, 239 & [1] pp. There is an owner's pencil inscription on the front endpaper & a faded date stamp on the front pastedown; the top page corners in the first half of the book are lightly creased; there are occasional small stains. Color frontispiece & 15 color plates. Good.

Probably a later printing. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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37 Churchill, Abby P BIRDS IN LITERATURE
Worcester, MA: The Davis Press, Inc., 1911. 1911. Good 
Worcester, MA: The Davis Press, Inc., 1911.. 1911.. Good. - Octavo, dark green cloth. The binding is rubbed with some light staining to the covers & with the corners of the covers chipped. The head & tail of the spine are chipped & frayed. 189 pages plus 1-page publisher's catalog. Illustrated with color plates. The bottom corners of a few pages of the preliminaries are creased. Ex-library with a handwritten label on the spine, library labels removed from the front pastedown & endpaper and handwritten numerals on the verso of the title page & the first text page. There is a tear to page 17. Good.

Second edition.

A brightly illustrated compilation of literary quotations about birds in prose and poetry. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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38 Dickey, Florence Van Vechten FAMILIAR BIRDS OF THE PACIFIC SOUTHWEST With Size and Color Key
Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press / London: Oxford University Press, (1936). (1936). Very good 
Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press / London: Oxford University Press, (1936).. (1936).. Very good. - Small octavo, decorative green, white & red limp cloth. The covers are lightly bumped & the head & tail of the spine are rubbed. lviii & 241 pages. Profuse full-page color illustrations, most from photographs by Donald R. Dickey. There is light foxing to the front endpaper & fore-edge. Very good.

Second printing. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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CONRAD GESNER, PHYSICIAN, SCHOLAR, SCIENTIST 1516-1565: A quatercentenary exhibit., Durling, Richard J.
39 Durling, Richard J. CONRAD GESNER, PHYSICIAN, SCHOLAR, SCIENTIST 1516-1565: A quatercentenary exhibit.
U.S Department of Health, Education and Welfare, 1965. 1965. Good 
- Octavo, softcover bound in cream-colored wrappers illustrated in black & white. The edges of the wraps are darkened & the top corner of the rear wrap is creased. [iv] & 20 pages, including 4 full-page illustrations in black & white. The contents are very good. Good.

Catalog, published by the Public Health Service of the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, for an exhibition marking the quatercentenary of Conrad Gesner held in November and December 1965 at the National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland. The introduction to the catalog is by Richard J. Durling.

Conrad Gesner [1516-1565] was a physician who, though plagued by poverty and ill health, managed to make significant contributions to botany, zoology, bibliography and philology. He was best known in his own time as a botanist and botany was his favorite pursuit throughout his life. The first four volumes of his zoological magnum opus Historia animalium were published between 1551 and 1558. The fifth volume was issued in 1587 after his death at the young age of 49. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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40 Eaton, Walter Prichard WILD GARDENS OF NEW ENGLAND
Boston, MA: W. A. Wilde Company, (1936). (1936). Good 
Boston, MA: W. A. Wilde Company, (1936).. (1936).. Good. - Small octavo, cloth, in a dust wrapper. The titling on the spine is faded. There are some tiny white marks & a dent to the front cover. The dust jacket is chipped & soiled with a long tear to the upper half of its spine & a piece out of the tail. 124 pages, There is light offsetting to the pastedowns & endpapers. Illustrated with black-and-white plates, including a frontispiece. Good in a fair dust wrapper.

First edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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