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THE WORLD OF FOSSILS

By: Fenton, Carroll Lane

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York/London: D. Appleton-Century Company Incorporated, 1933.: 1933.

Seller ID: 13880

Condition: Very good


New York/London: D. Appleton-Century Company Incorporated, 1933.. 1933.. Very good. - Octavo, red cloth titled in gilt. The covers are very lightly rubbed, bumped & soiled & the spine is faded. x, [1] leaf & 183] pages. Illustrated with black-and-white drawings by the author. Very good. First edition. First Edition. View more info

THE CLASS BOOK OF NATURE; Comprising Lessons on The Universe, The Three Kingdoms of Nature, and the Form and Structure of the Human Body. With Questions and Numerous Engravings. Fourteenth Edition

By: Frost, J.; editor

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Hartford: Wm. Jas. Hamersley, 1851.: 1851.

Seller ID: 17049

Condition: Very good


Hartford: Wm. Jas. Hamersley, 1851.. 1851.. Very good. - Small octavo, original printed brown boards with a gilt-lettered black leather spine. The boards are rubbed, bumped & soiled with some light staining. The head & tail of the spine are chipped & the joints are rubbed with short splits at the head of the spine. 283 pages. Numerous engraved head- and tail-pieces. The pastedowns & endpapers are foxed with a contemporary owner's ink name on the front endpaper. For the m... View more info

BRITISH BOTANISTS

By: Gilmour, John

Price: $12.50

Publisher: London: Collins, 1946.: 1946.

Seller ID: 902

Condition: Very good


London: Collins, 1946.. 1946.. Very good. - (Britain in Pictures). Small 4to, olive green paper covered boards titled in white with vignette in white on front board, in dw (very lightly chipped; spine & edges of rear panel darkened). 46 & [2] pp. (1 loose signature). 8 full-page color illustrations & full-page & textual illustrations in B&W. Very good. Second printing. Dust jacket present. View more info

THE FLAMINGO'S SMILE: Reflections in Natural History

By: Gould, Stephen Jay

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York/London: W. W. Norton & Company, (1985).: (1985).

Seller ID: 27448

ISBN: 0393022285

Condition: Fine


New York/London: W. W. Norton & Company, (1985).. (1985).. Fine. - Octavo, cloth-backed boards in a dust wrapper. The top edge of the dust wrapper is lightly creased & there is a tiny mark to its front fold. 476 pages. Black-and-white illustrations & diagrams. Near fine. First edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

THE CARIBOU. Reprinted from the Seventh Annual Report of the New York Zoological Society

By: Grant, Madison

Price: $75.00

Publisher: NY: New York Zoological Society, 1902.: 1902.

Seller ID: 1894

Condition: Very good


NY: New York Zoological Society, 1902.. 1902.. Very good. - Octavo, dark green cloth titled in gilt on spine & front cover.The covers are bumped & rubbed. 24 pp., 1 leaf & 19 pages of B&W illustrations. Also with B&W frontispiece, 1 double-page color map & B&W plates. Very good. First edition.Inscribed on the front endpaper: "Compliments of the Author".The illustrations in the rear are of specimens of the antlers of caribou. First Edition. View more info

FOREST AND WATERSHED DEVELOPMENT AND CONSERVATION IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC,

By: Hamilton, Lawrence S.; editor

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boulder, CO: Westview Press, (1983).: (1983).

Seller ID: 22920

ISBN: 0865315345

Condition: Good


Boulder, CO: Westview Press, (1983).. (1983).. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed dark green wraps. The binding is rubbed & lightly bumped. xxiii, 559 & [1] pages. Black-and-white illustrations, tables, maps & diagrams. An owner's name is stamped on the top edge & the fore-edge is slightly soiled. A few page corners are lightly bumped. Very good. Westview Special Studies in Natural Resources and Energy Management. View more info

A TREATISE ON SOME OF THE INSECTS INJURIOUS TO VEGETATION. Edited by Charles L. Flint

By: Harris, Thaddeus William

Price: $50.00

Publisher: NY: Orange Judd Company, 1890.: 1890.

Seller ID: 8325

Condition: Good


NY: Orange Judd Company, 1890.. 1890.. Good. - Octavo, dark blue cloth (bumped & lightly rubbed) titled in gilt between gilt rules with vignette of beetle in gilt on spine and with decorative borders & vignettes of insects in blind on both covers. xi, [i] & 640 pages (tear to rear endpaper). B&W frontispiece, 7 B&W plates & B&W textual illustrations supervised by Louis Agassiz (1 plate partially colored in by an owner). Ex-library with handwritten numerals on spine, labe... View more info

Image for TYPED LETTER ABOUT A BEETLE SIGNED BY GLENN W. HERRICK.

TYPED LETTER ABOUT A BEETLE SIGNED BY GLENN W. HERRICK.

By: Herrick, Glenn W. (1870-1965). Entomologist. Author of "Insects Injurious to the Household" and other works.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Ithaca, NY: July 23, 1932.: 1932.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 31610

Condition: Very good


- 49 words typed on a sheet of New York State College of Agriculture at Cornell University / Cornell University Agricultural Research Station letterhead, 10-1/2 inches high by 8 inches wide, with the address and "Department of Entomology" printed at the top. Dated "July 23, 1932". Signed "Glenn W. Herrick". The bottom right corner of the letter is bumped. Folded 3 times for mailing. Very good. Herrick writes to a correspondent in Poughkeepsie, ... View more info

FLORA OF NEW BEDFORD AND THE SHORES OF BUZZARDS BAY. With a Procession of the Flowers. Revised Edition

By: Hervey, E.W

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New Bedford: E. Anthony & Sons Incorp., Printers, 1911.: 1911.

Seller ID: 29303

Condition: Good


New Bedford: E. Anthony & Sons Incorp., Printers, 1911.. 1911.. Good. - Octavo, softcovers bound in printed gray wraps. The rear joint is split along its top half and the rear cover is in danger of becoming detached. 137 pages. The pages are slightly darkened and there is a red ink mark to the foreedge of the book. The rear endpaper is diagonally creased and the front edges of a few leaves are slightly creased. There is a minor chip to the bottom edge of the first 2 leav... View more info

BRITISH BIRDS. With a Chapter on Structure and Classification by Frank E. Beddard. New Impression

By: Hudson, W.H

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, New York, Bombay and Calcutta: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1911.: 1911.

Seller ID: 7834

Condition: Good


London, New York, Bombay and Calcutta: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1911.. 1911.. Good. - Octavo, red cloth titled in gilt on the spine with a vignette of a bird in gilt on the front cover. The head and tail of the soiled and darkened spine are chipped. xxii & 363 pages, with profuse textual illustrations, 8 black & white plates, and 8 brightly colored plates. The front hinge is cracked and there is a previous owner's inscription penned on the front endpaper. The leaves are... View more info

COMMON TREES OF NEW YORK: A handy pocket manual of the Common, and Introduced Trees of New York. Presented to the Schools of New York by the Charles Lothrop Pack Forestry Trust

By: Illick, Joseph S

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Washington, DC: The American Tree Association, 1927.: 1927.

Seller ID: 5760

Condition: Very good


Washington, DC: The American Tree Association, 1927.. 1927.. Very good. - Octavo, soft cover bound in printed green wraps with a decorative border & vignette in dark green. There is some very light staining to the wraps & the bottom corner of the front wrap is lightly creased. 123 pages. Illustrated with black-and-white drawings. Very good. View more info

AN INTRODUCTION TO PLANT PHYSIOLOGY. Sixth Edition

By: James, W. O

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Oxford: (Oxford University Press, 1965).: 1965).

Seller ID: 19562

Condition: Very good


Oxford: (Oxford University Press, 1965).. 1965).. Very good. - Octavo, dark blue cloth. viii & 329 pages plus colophon. 7 black-and- white plates, including a frontispiece, and numerous black-and-white full- page & textual diagrams. The fore-edge is very lightly foxed & the top corners of the first few leaves are lightly bumped. Very good. View more info

Image for THOMAS JEFFERSON: DESCRIPTION OF A MOULD-BOARD. NO. XXXVIII. The description of a Mould-board of the least resistence, and of the easiest and most certain construction, taken from a letter to Sir John Sinclair, President of the board of agriculture at London. [From the "Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, volume IV"].

THOMAS JEFFERSON: DESCRIPTION OF A MOULD-BOARD. NO. XXXVIII. The description of a Mould-board of the least resistence, and of the easiest and most certain construction, taken from a letter to Sir John Sinclair, President of the board of agriculture at London. [From the "Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, volume IV"].

By: Jefferson, Thomas.

Price: $250.00

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

Seller ID: 36990

Condition: Very good


- Quarto, 11-7/8 inches high by 9-1/8 inches wide. Unbound signatures from the "Transactions of the American Philosophical Society". 10 deckle-edged pages in all, with large uncut & untrimmed margins, consisting of pages 313 through 322. Lacking the engraved plate (a photocopy of which is here provided). Very good. First edition. Unbound sheets from volume 4 of the "Transactions of the American Philosophical Society". Interested in improving farming metho... View more info

SVALBARD: DE ARKTISKE FUGLES LAND

By: Kaulberg, Svend

Price: $10.00

Publisher: [Copenhagen, Denmark]: Fremads Rejseboger, (1970).: (1970).

Seller ID: 30792

ISBN: 8755701426

Condition: Very good


[Copenhagen, Denmark]: Fremads Rejseboger, (1970).. (1970).. Very good. - Octavo, cloth-backed boards in a pictorial dust wrapper. There is minor soiling & chipping to the dust jacket with a tear to the top edge of its rear panel & a small piece out. 128 pages. Black-and-white photographic illustrations. Very good. This title in Fremad's travel and natural history book series is about the bird population of Svalbard in the Arctic. The text is in Danish. Dust jacket pr... View more info

A CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN THE FAMOUS FALCONER "CHAS" KNIGHT AND THE AMERICAN LECTURE MANAGER JAMES "BIM" POND CONSISTING OF SEVERAL LETTERS TOGETHER WITH ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS & PUBLICITY BROCHURES ADVERTISING HIS LECTURES.

By: Knight, Captain Charles "Chas" William Robert (1884-1957). Naturalist and falconer who was known for his lecture tours with his famous Golden Eagle, Mr. Ramshaw.

Price: $750.00

Publisher: [1920 through 1956]. Circa [1930].: [1930].

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 34168

Condition: Good


[1920 through 1956]. Circa [1930].. [1930].. Good. - This small archive and correspondence begins with a retained copy of a typed letter from the American lecture manager James "Bim" Pond to his British colleague Gerald Christy of the Gerald Christy Lecture Agency dated May 4th, 1920 admiring Captain Knight's circulars and requesting that Christy send him "fifty or a hundred" of his booklets as he believes he can secure bookings for Captain "Chas"... View more info

NATURAL SCIENCE BOOKS IN ENGLISH 1600-1900

By: Knight, David M

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY and Washington: Praeger Publishers, (1972).: (1972).

Seller ID: 17365

Condition: Very good


NY and Washington: Praeger Publishers, (1972).. (1972).. Very good. - Small quarto, green cloth, in dw. The book is rubbed & slightly frayed at the head & tail of the spine. The dw is lightly chipped. 262 pp. Owner's name on flyleaf. Color frontispiece & B&W illustrations. Very good. First edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

THE WORLD OF ANIMALS: A treasury of lore, legend and literature by great writers and naturalists from the 5th century B.C. to the present. Compiled with Commentary by Joseph Wood Krutch

By: Krutch, Joseph Wood; compiler

Price: $25.00

Publisher: NY: Simon and Schuster, 1961.: 1961.

Seller ID: 913

Condition: Very good


NY: Simon and Schuster, 1961.. 1961.. Very good. - Square 8vo, brown cloth backed black cloth (very lightly bumped) titled in gilt within red rectangle with vignette of winged serpent in gilt on spine & image of lion stamped in white on front cover, in dw (lightly chipped & soiled; dw spine & extremities darkened). 508 & [1] pp. (tiny creases to front edges of a few rear pages). Profuse illustrations in B&W & black & cream, many full-page, from drawings, woodcuts, prints... View more info

ISBJORNLIV

By: Larsen, Thor

Price: $25.00

Publisher: (Oslo): J. W. Cappelens Forlag, (1972).: (1972).

Seller ID: 24198

Condition: Very good


(Oslo): J. W. Cappelens Forlag, (1972).. (1972).. Very good. - Octavo, cloth in a dust wrapper. The dust jacket is lightly rubbed & chipped. 173 & [1] pages. Illustrated with a black-and-white maps & 16 pages of black-and-white photographic illustrations. Near fine in a very good dust wrapper. An account of an expedition to look at polar bears in the Arctic. The text is in Norwegian. Dust jacket present. View more info

KATAHDIN SKYLINES.

By: Leavitt, H. Walter.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Orono, ME: University of Maine Press, June 1946.: June 1946.

Seller ID: 33756

Condition: Good


Orono, ME: University of Maine Press, June 1946.. June 1946.. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in pictorial white wrappers. The binding is lightly bumped & soiled with some light creasing. The lower half of the front wrap is detached & the spine is darkened with the head chipped & a piece out of the tail. xiii, [i] & 99 pages. Numerous black-and-white illustrations, 2 folding maps in the rear, of which 1 is in color, & 2 extra folding maps laid in. The contents are very g... View more info

INTRODUCTION A L'HISTOIRE, ou Recherches sur les dernieres revolutions du globe, et sur les plus anciens peuples connus. Par M. E. G. Lenglet, Ex-L

By: Lenglet, E[tienne]. G[ery]. (1757-1834)

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Paris: Verdiere, libraire, 1812.: 1812.

Seller ID: 1465

Condition: Good


Paris: Verdiere, libraire, 1812.. 1812.. Good. - Octavo, gray wraps. The book is nearly disbound; the binding is loose & the front wrap is lacking. x, 341 & [3] pp. Page 207 is skipped in numbering with no loss of text. Illustrated with 2 folding tables, 1 of them a genealogical table, & 1 B&W plate. A good copy, well worth binding. First edition.Very scarce. First Edition. View more info