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81 Sankhala, Kailash TIGER! THE STORY OF THE INDIAN TIGER
New York: Simon and Schuster, (1977). (1977). 0671225952 / 9780671225957 Very good 
New York: Simon and Schuster, (1977).. (1977).. Very good. - Octavo, cloth-backed boards, in a dust wrapper. The dust jacket is lightly chipped & soiled. The head of the jacket spine is torn & the top edge of the rear panel is creased. 220 pages. There is a remainder mark on the bottom edge & 1 rear blank is slightly soiled. Black-and-white illustrations from drawings, & color photographic illustrations by the author. Very good in a good dust wrapper.

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

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82 Scheffer, Victor B THE YEAR OF THE WHALE
NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1969). (1969). Very good 
NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1969).. (1969).. Very good. - Square 8vo, navy blue cloth (bottom edges of covers slightly faded) titled in silver with vignette of whales stamped in blind on front cover, in dw (darkened & chipped; lightly soiled). viii, [ii], 213 & [1] pp. (owner's blind stamp on half-title). Illustrations in dark blue & white by Leonard Everett Fisher. Very good in good dw.

First edition.

The author, a biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and a world authority on marine animals, writes in his preface: "This story of a sperm whale is fiction based on fact. Some of the human characters that appear in it are real, if disguised, others are not real, though they could be....When I depart from the story to give information about the study of whales, about whaling, past and present, about conservation, and other related matters, this information is printed in different type from that used for the story." Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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83 Schulberg, Budd SWAN WATCH
New York: Delacorte Press, (1975). (1975). Very good Signed
New York: Delacorte Press, (1975).. (1975).. Very good. - Large octavo, green paper covered boards backed with blue cloth titled in silver on the spine with the title stamped in blue on the front board, in a dust wrapper. The boards are dampstained. The dust jacket is lightly rubbed. [xi], 147 & [4] pages. Profuse color & black-and-white photographic illustrations by Geraldine Brooks. The contents are very good.

First edition.

Nicely inscribed on the verso of the half-title: "For Margaret, / With our thanks for all you've done for Moving Pictures. / So glad you had a chance to meet Loh & Grin, Jr. [the swans] in person, not to mention Ben Stuart. / Warmest wishes, Budd / Oct. 23, 1981." Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD

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LIVES OF THE HUNTED, Containing a True Account of the Doings of Five Quadrupeds & Three Birds, and, in Elucidation of the Same, over 200 Drawings., Seton-Thompson, Ernest.
84 Seton-Thompson, Ernest. LIVES OF THE HUNTED, Containing a True Account of the Doings of Five Quadrupeds & Three Birds, and, in Elucidation of the Same, over 200 Drawings.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1901. 1901. Very good 
- Octavo, pictorial green cloth titled in gilt on the spine & front cover with an illustration stamped in black within a decorative gilt frame on the front cover, a circular vignette in black on the rear cover & decorations in black on the spine. The binding is lightly bumped & rubbed with slight wear to the head and tail of the spine. The spine is and edges of the rear cover are faded with a small ink stain near the tail of the spine. There is light soiling to the rear cover. 360 pages, illustrated with a pictorial title page, several black-and-white plates, vignettes and decorative initials by Ernest Seton-Thompson. There is a light brown stain to one page and a tiny ink stain to another. Very good.

First edition, first printing. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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85 Seton-Thompson, Ernest. LIVES OF THE HUNTED, Containing a True Account of the Doings of Five Quadrupeds & Three Birds, and, in Elucidation of the Same, over 200 Drawings.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1901. 1901. Very good 
- Octavo, pictorial brown cloth titled in gilt on the spine & front cover with an illustration stamped in black within a decorative gilt frame on the front cover, a circular vignette in black on the rear cover & decorations in black on the spine. The binding is lightly bumped & rubbed & the rear cover is faded with some brown staining. The head & tail of the spine are chipped. 360 pages. Illustrated with black-and-white plates & vignettes by the author. There is occasional light soiling. Despite its flaws, a very good, attractive copy.

First edition. First Edition. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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86 Siddle, Sheila IN MY FAMILY TREE: A Life with Chimpanzees
New York: Grove Press, (2002). (2002). Fine Signed
New York: Grove Press, (2002).. (2002).. Fine. - Octavo, softcover bound in pictorial wrappers. xiii, 281 & [2] pages. Near fine.

Uncorrected proof.

The book was written with journalist Doug Cress, a member of the board of trustees of Siddle's Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage. The foreword is by Jane Goodall.

From the library of Peter Matthiessen. Laid in is a form letter on "Friends of Chimfunshi" letterhead from Doug Cress asking Matthiessen for a "jacket blurb" for the book. The letter is signed "D. W. Cress" in ink. Also laid in is a leaflet about the orphanage. 
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87 Sigerist, Henry E AMERICAN TRUFFLES: A Thanksgiving Fantasia. (Reprinted from Bulletin of the History of Medicine, Vol. XVI, No. 4, November, 1944)
[Baltimore, MD]: Bulletin of the History of Medicine, 1944. 1944. Very good 
[Baltimore, MD]: Bulletin of the History of Medicine, 1944.. 1944.. Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed light blue wrappers. The wraps are bumped with their edges darkened. Pages 402-409. Very good.

After some ruminations on the history of the truffle in France, the author speculates on the likelihood of getting the government to finance an American truffle industry. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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88 Slaughter, Jean HORSES ROUND THE WORLD
Philadelphia/New York: J. B. Lippincott Company, (1955). (1955). Good 
Philadelphia/New York: J. B. Lippincott Company, (1955).. (1955).. Good. - Small quarto [10-3/4 inches high by 7-3/4 inches wide], cloth, in a price-clipped dust wrapper. The binding is bumped & lightly rubbed. The dust jacket is darkened, rubbed, chipped & soiled with tears & pieces out. 87 & [1] pages, including profuse black-and-white photographic illustrations. Very good in a fair dust wrapper. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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89 Smith, Alexander H THE MUSHROOM HUNTER'S FIELD GUIDE. Revised and Enlarged
Ann Arbor, MI: The University of Michigan Press, 1964. 1964. Very good 
Ann Arbor, MI: The University of Michigan Press, 1964.. 1964.. Very good. - Tall octavo, pictorial paper covered boards. There is a tear to the paper along the rear joint. [viii] & 264 pp. plus section of 187 color illustrations. Also with profuse B&W illustrations. Very good.

Second printing. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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90 Stock, Thomas Allen NISSEQUOGUE: Volume One / A Journey
Long Island, NY: Street Press, (1986). (1986). Very good 
Long Island, NY: Street Press, (1986).. (1986).. Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in pictorial black, white & magenta wraps. The wraps are rubbed & lightly bumped. 63 & [1] pages. The top corner of the title page [probably an owner's name] has been excised. Numerous black-and- white illustrations & and maps. Very good.

"From tiny trickles, a river is born".

Scarce. 
Price: 75.00 USD

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91 Thorp, Gary, CAUGHT IN THE FADING LIGHT: Mountain Lions, Zen Masters, and Wild Nature
New York: Walker and Company, (2002). (2002). 0802713971 / 9780802713971 Fine Signed
New York: Walker and Company, (2002).. (2002).. Fine. SIGNED BY GARY THORP AND WITH AN AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED - Octavo, boards in a dust wrapper. xvii & 187 pages. Black-and-white pictorial section titles. Near fine.

First edition.

Signed by Gary Thorp on the title page. Also with an autograph note laid in from the author to Peter Matthiessen: "Dear Peter:/ Lee Swenson suggested you might like to see this-- / All the best, / Gary".

In the form of a literary diary, "Caught in the Fading Light" recounts Gary Thorp's quest to see a mountain lion or cougar in the wild. He spent three years walking the hills and mountains of northern California, both by daylight and in darkness, exploring both the natural world and his own emotional and spiritual experiences. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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92 Travers, Louise Allderdice. THE ROMANCE OF SHELLS IN NATURE AND ART.
NY: M. Barrows and Company, Inc., 1962. 1962. Very good Signed
NY: M. Barrows and Company, Inc., 1962.. 1962.. Very good. - 8vo, blue cloth backed white cloth (soiled; bottom edge of front cover slightly darkened) titled in gilt with vignette of shell stamped in gilt on front cover. 135 & [1] pp. Blue & white pictorial endpapers, color frontispiece, 5 color plates, B&W textual illustrations & B&W head- & tail- pieces. Fine internally.

Limited edition of 400 numbered copies signed by the author.

In addition to sections on shell collecting and the decorative uses of shells and shell motifs, the book includes a chapter on "Shell Decoupage: How to Do it", a list of shell shops and dealers, and a brief bibliography. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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93 Wagner, Richard SELECTIONS FROM THREE ESSAYS BY RICHARD WAGNER with Comment on a Subject of Such Importance to the Moral Progress of Humanity that it Constitutes an Issue in Ethics and Religion
(The Millennium Guild, 1954). 1954). Good 
(The Millennium Guild, 1954).. 1954).. Good. - Octavo, light gray cloth titled in purple with a music stave in purple on the front cover. The covers are soiled & lightly bumped and the spine slightly stained. 144 pages, illustrated with a black & white portrait of M. R. L. Freshel. The stamp of the "Anti-Vivisection Society of N.Y." is stamped on the front endpaper. There is some craking to the hinges. Good.

Third edition.

Writings by Wagner on the subject of animal rights with numerous quotations from other authors. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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94 Walford, Lionel A LIVING RESOURCES OF THE SEA: Opportunities for Research and Expansion. A Conservation Foundation Study. Lionel A. Walford / Chief, Branch of Fishery Biology / U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
New York: The Ronald Press Company, (1958). (1958). Very good 
New York: The Ronald Press Company, (1958).. (1958).. Very good. - Octavo, cloth, in a dust wrapper. The dust jacket is lightly soiled, spotted & chipped with its spine darkened. xv & 321 pages. Illustrated with maps printed in red, gray & white. There is a small stain to the front pastedown & endpaper & the endpaper is lightly soiled. Very good in a good dust wrapper. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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95 Waterton, Charles ESSAYS ON NATURAL HISTORY. Edited, with a Life of the Author by Norman Moore
London: Frederick Warne & Co. / New York: Scribner, Welford & Co., 1871. 1871. Good 
London: Frederick Warne & Co. / New York: Scribner, Welford & Co., 1871.. 1871.. Good. - Thick octavo, cloth. The covers are spotted with their corners chipped & stained. The spine is faded with a small tear to its midsection. Its head & tail are chipped & there is a small piece out of the head. vii & 631 pages. Illustrated with 4 black-and-white plates, including a portrait frontispiece with a tissue guard. The hinges are just starting & the book is cracked at page 128. There is a previous owner's signature on the front endpaper. The tissue guard is darkened with offsetting to the frontispiece & title. 1 plate is loose. The blanks are foxed & there is occasional light foxing to the text pages. Good reading copy. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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96 Whythe, Rev. J. H., M.D EASY LESSONS IN VEGETABLE BIOLOGY; Or, Outlines of Plant Life
New York: Phillips & Hunt / Cincinnati: Walden & Stowe, 1883. 1883. Good 
New York: Phillips & Hunt / Cincinnati: Walden & Stowe, 1883.. 1883.. Good. - Small octavo, softcover bound in pictorial cream & rust brown wraps. The wraps are rubbed & soiled with a few tiny stains. The spine & extremities are darkened & the lower section of the backstrip is partially detached. 94 pages. Numerous black-and-white illustrations. There are light pencil scribblings to the margins of 1 page. Good.

First edition, wraps issue. First Edition. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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97 Woodward, Sir A. Smith; Marshall, Sir Guy A. K.; Regan, C. Tate; and Calman, W. T.; editors THE ANNALS AND MAGAZINE OF NATURAL HISTORY, Including Zoology, Botany, and Geology. Vol. 16. Tenth Series. No. 95. Nov. 1935. (Cover title)
London: Taylor and Francis, 1935. 1935. Very good 
London: Taylor and Francis, 1935.. 1935.. Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed blue wraps with a decorative vignette in black on the front cover. The wraps are lightly bumped & the head of the spine is slightly chipped. Pages [489]-572, unopened, plus 6 black-and- white plates. Also with black-and-white illustrations in the text. The corners of the leaves are slightly bumped. Very good.

The articles include "Two New Lizards from Somaliland" by H. W. Parker and "Descriptions and Records of Bees" by T. D. A. Cockerell. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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98 Woodward, Sir A. Smith; Marshall, Sir Guy A. K.; Regan, C. Tate; and Calman, W. T.; editors THE ANNALS AND MAGAZINE OF NATURAL HISTORY, Including Zoology, Botany, and Geology. Vol. 17. Tenth Series. No. 100. Apr. 1936. (Cover title)
London: Taylor and Francis, 1936. 1936. Very good 
London: Taylor and Francis, 1936.. 1936.. Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed blue wraps with a decorative vignette in black on the front cover. The wraps are bumped & the head of the spine is lightly chipped. Pages [413]-492, unopened. The corners of the leaves are lightly bumped & there are small creases to the front edges of some leaves. Black-and-white textual illustrations. Very good.

The articles include "Descriptions and Records of Bees" by T. D. A. Cockerell, "A New Fish of the Genus Clupea from Chile" by J. R. Norman and "Mammals from Angola" by Jane St. Leger. 
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99 Woodward, Sir A. Smith; Marshall, Sir Guy A. K.; Regan, C. Tate; and Calman, W. T.; editors THE ANNALS AND MAGAZINE OF NATURAL HISTORY, Including Zoology, Botany, and Geology. Vol. 17. Tenth Series. No. 99. Mar. 1936. (Cover title)
London: Taylor and Francis, 1936. 1936. Very good 
London: Taylor and Francis, 1936.. 1936.. Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed blue wraps with a decorative vignette in black on the front cover. The wraps are bumped & the head of the spine is chipped. Pages [329]-412, unopened. The corners of the leaves are lightly bumped. 1 black-and-white plate & black-and-white illustrations in the text. Very good.

The articles include "Descriptions and Records of Bees" by T. D. A. Cockerell, "A new Ascarid from a Bat" by H. A. Baylis and "Undescribed Mossmites from Mauritius" by Arthur Paul Jacot. 
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100 Woodward, Sir A. Smith; Marshall, Sir Guy A.K.; Regan, C. Tate; and Calman, W. T.; editors THE ANNALS AND MAGAZINE OF NATURAL HISTORY, Including Zoology, Botany, and Geology. Vol. 16. Tenth Series. No. 93. Sept. 1935. (Cover title)
London: Taylor and Francis, 1935. 1935. Very good 
London: Taylor and Francis, 1935.. 1935.. Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed blue wraps with a decorative vignette in black on the front cover. The wraps are lightly bumped with a tiny tear to the bottom corner of the front wrap. The head of the spine is chipped. Pages [321]-404, unopened. Illustrated with 1 black-and-white plate & with textual drawings & diagrams. The top page corners are lightly creased & the front edge of 1 leaf is a bit roughed. Very good.

The articles include T. D. A. Cockerell on bees and H. W. Parker on a new genus of frogs in the Cameroons. 
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