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THE ANIMAL KINGDOM: Illustrated Catalogue of an Exhibition of Manuscript Illuminations, Book Illustrations, Drawings, Cylinder Seals, and Bindings

By: (Pierpont Morgan Library)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY: The Pierpont Morgan Library, [1940].: [1940].

Seller ID: 23219

Condition: 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. View more info

THE ROADMENDER

By: (Taylor, Will F.). Fairless, Michael [Barber, Margaret Fairless]

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1922.: 1922.

Seller ID: 26827

Condition: 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 bookp... View more info

WALDEN REVISITED: A Centennial Tribute to Henry David Thoreau

By: (Thoreau, Henry David). Whicher, George F

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chicago, IL: Packard and Company, (1945).: (1945).

Seller ID: 904

Condition: 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 m... View more info

ALEXANDER WILSON: NATURALIST AND PIONEER. A Biography

By: (Wilson, Alexander). Cantwell, Robert

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Philadelphia and New York: J. B. Lippincott Company, (1961).: (1961).

Seller ID: 3120

Condition: 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 l... View more info

BIRDS OF THE CARIBBEAN

By: Allen, Robert Porter

Price: $35.00

Publisher: NY: The Viking Press, (1961).: (1961).

Seller ID: 328

Condition: 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. View more info

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THE GENUS EPIDENDRUM IN THE UNITED STATES AND MIDDLE AMERICA.

By: Ames, Oakes; Hubbard, F. Tracy; Schweinfurth, Charles.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Cambridge, MA: Botanical Museum, [1976 ].: [1976 ].

Seller ID: 94827

Condition: Good


- Octavo, softcover bound in cream-colored wraps. The binding is lightly soiled & bumped with the spine & extremities darkened. xi & 233 pages plus colophon. The top edge & fore-edge are foxed with occasional foxing elsewhere in the volume. Good. Originally published by Harvard's Botanical Museum in 1936. Reprinted at the Harvard University Printing Office in 1976. View more info

Image for A MEMOIR CONCERNING THE FASCINATING FACULTY WHICH HAS BEEN ASCRIBED TO THE RATTLE-SNAKE, AND OTHER AMERICAN SERPENTS. By Benjamin Smith Barton, M.D. [Together with]: SOME ACCOUNT OF AN AMERICAN SPECIES OF DIPUS, OR JERBOA. By Benjamin Smith Barton, M.D. [Also with]: A LETTER FROM MR. JOHN HECKEWELDER, TO DR. BARTON, GIVING SOME ACCOUNT OF THE REMARKABLE INSTINCT OF A BIRD CALLED THE NINE-KILLER. [And]: AN ENQUIRY INTO THE CAUSES OF THE INSALUBRITY OF FLAT AND MARSHY SITUATIONS: AND DIRECTIONS FOR PREVENTING OR CORRECTING THE EFFECTS THEREOF. By William Currie. [From the "Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, volume IV"].

A MEMOIR CONCERNING THE FASCINATING FACULTY WHICH HAS BEEN ASCRIBED TO THE RATTLE-SNAKE, AND OTHER AMERICAN SERPENTS. By Benjamin Smith Barton, M.D. [Together with]: SOME ACCOUNT OF AN AMERICAN SPECIES OF DIPUS, OR JERBOA. By Benjamin Smith Barton, M.D. [Also with]: A LETTER FROM MR. JOHN HECKEWELDER, TO DR. BARTON, GIVING SOME ACCOUNT OF THE REMARKABLE INSTINCT OF A BIRD CALLED THE NINE-KILLER. [And]: AN ENQUIRY INTO THE CAUSES OF THE INSALUBRITY OF FLAT AND MARSHY SITUATIONS: AND DIRECTIONS FOR PREVENTING OR CORRECTING THE EFFECTS THEREOF. By William Currie. [From the "Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, volume IV"].

By: Barton, Benjamin Smith; Klein, Jacobus Theodorus; Heckewelder, John; and Currie, William.

Price: $400.00

Publisher: [Philadelphia: Printed and Sold by Thomas Dobson], [1799].: [1799].

Seller ID: 37351

Condition: Very good


ILLUSTRATED WITH AN ENGRAVED PLATE OF AN AMERICAN JERBOA - Quarto, 11 inches high by 9 inches wide. Unbound signatures from the "Transactions of the American Philosophical Society". 69 deckle-edged pages in all, with large uncut & untrimmed margins, consisting of pages 74 to 142. Illustrated with a full-page plate engraved by Vallance portraying the "Dipus Americana, American Jerboa" [a rodent similar to the gerbil though with Kangaroo-like legs]. The overlapping edges of some pages are chipped and occasionally darkened with short tears to a few of their edges. Very good. U... View more info

WILD LIFE IN THE BLUE MOUNTAIN FOREST. By Ernest Harold Baynes. Revised and Edited by Raymond Gorges. Foreword by Austin Corbin. With Illustrations from Photographs by the Author and Louise Birt Baynes.

By: Baynes, Ernest Harold.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York: The Macmillan Company, 1931.: 1931.

Seller ID: 36314

Condition: Fair


- Octavo, light brown cloth titled in gilt on the front cover and the spine with an illustration of a hare mounted on the front cover. A Dewey decimal number is penned in white ink on the spine. The covers are slightly bumped. viii, [ii] & 140 pages, profusely illustrated from photographs by the author and Louise Birt Baynes, including several full-page. Ex-library, withdrawn from the "Frank L. Boyden Library / Deerfield Academy" with their withdrawal stamp over their bookplate and also stamped on the rear pastedown. A label has been removed from the rear endpaper and a number is stamp... View more info

BENEATH TROPIC SEAS: A Record of Diving Among the Coral Reefs of Haiti

By: Beebe, William

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York/London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1928.: 1928.

Seller ID: 29488

Condition: 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. View more info

MARVELS OF THE ANIMAL WORLD

By: Berridge, W. S

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston: Small, Maynard & Company, (1922).: (1922).

Seller ID: 912

Condition: 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 ... View more info

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REPORT OF THE GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF OHIO. VOLUME IV. ZOOLOGY AND BOTANY. Part I. Zoology.

By: Brayton, Alembert W.; Wheaton, J.M.; Smith, W.H.; and Jordan, David L.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Columbus, OH: Nevins & Myers, State Printers, 1882.: 1882.

Seller ID: 94855

Condition: Good


- Octavo, 9-3/4 inches high by 6-3/4 inches wide. Brown cloth titled in gilt on the spine. The corners and head of the spine are worn. The covers are rubbed, soiled and unevenly faded. The cloth is splitting along the top potion of the front joint and there are a couple of chips to the cloth along the rear joint. The text block is shaken with a couple of lightly pulled signatures. viii & 1,020 pages. A few page corners and edges are creased. Good. From the collection of James Lee Darnell with his purple stamp above his pictorial bookplate on the front pastedown. The contents consist of a "... View more info

THE ENCYCLOPEDIA BOTANICA: The Definitive Guide to Indoor Blossoming and Foliage Plants

By: Brown, Dennis A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York: Dial Press, (1978).: (1978).

Seller ID: 24363

Condition: 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. View more info

WITH JOHN BURROUGHS IN FIELD AND WOOD. Edited by Elizabeth Burroughs Kelley

By: Burroughs, John

Price: $25.00

Publisher: South Brunswick & NY: A. S. Barnes and Co. / London: Thomas Yoseloff Ltd, (1969).: (1969).

Seller ID: 1925

Condition: 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, cho... View more info

WINTER SUNSHINE

By: Burroughs, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1890.: 1890.

Seller ID: 15145

Condition: 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. View more info

FRESH FIELDS

By: Burroughs, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1890.: 1890.

Seller ID: 15148

Condition: 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. View more info

THE CHARM OF GARDENS

By: Calthrop, Dion Clayton

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London: A. & C. Black, Ltd., (1910).: (1910).

Seller ID: 12652

Condition: 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. View more info

BIRDS IN LITERATURE

By: Churchill, Abby P

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Worcester, MA: The Davis Press, Inc., 1911.: 1911.

Seller ID: 31416

Condition: 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. G... View more info

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THE GENUS PAPHIOPEDILUM.

By: Cribb, Phillip.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Kew, U. K:: The Royal Botanic Gardens, (1987).: (1987).

Seller ID: 94826

Condition: Very good


- Octavo, green cloth titled in gilt in a dust wrapper. The top edge of the dust jacket is slightly creased and there are tiny marks, a crease & a small chip to the tail of its spine. 222 pages. Illustrated by Pandora Sellars & others with 56 full-page color illustrations after botanical paintings and with line drawings & 15 distribution maps. The top edge is foxed. Very good. First American edition, published. in association with Timber Press, Portland, Oregon. A title in the series Kew Magazine Monographs, edited by Christopher Grey-Wilson and Victoria Matthews. Dust jacket present. First ... View more info

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CONRAD GESNER, PHYSICIAN, SCHOLAR, SCIENTIST 1516-1565: A quatercentenary exhibit.

By: Durling, Richard J.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: U.S Department of Health, Education and Welfare, 1965.: 1965.

Seller ID: 35506

Condition: 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 G... View more info

WILD GARDENS OF NEW ENGLAND

By: Eaton, Walter Prichard

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boston, MA: W. A. Wilde Company, (1936).: (1936).

Seller ID: 9098

Condition: 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. View more info