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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: $50.00

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

Seller ID: 32691

Condition: Fair


Paris: Verdiere, libraire, 1812.. 1812.. Fair. - Octavo, softcover bound in gray wrappers. The book is disbound and the front wrapper 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

on the senses, instincts, and intelligence of animals / With Special Reference to Insects

By: Lubbock, Sir John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1888.: 1888.

Seller ID: 30224

Condition: Good


New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1888.. 1888.. Good. - Octavo, red cloth titled in gilt on the spine with decorations in black. The binding is rubbed & spotted & the cloth is chipped along a section of the front edge of the rear cover. xxix & 202 pages plus a 10-page publisher's catalog. Illustrated with numerous black-and-white drawings & diagrams. Good. First American edition.The International Scientific Series, Volume LXIV. First Edition. View more info

THE PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY OF THE SEA

By: Maury, M.F

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York: Harper & Brothers, 1856.: 1856.

Seller ID: 29971

Condition: Good


New York: Harper & Brothers, 1856.. 1856.. Good. - Octavo, brown cloth titled in gilt on the spine with a vignette of a ship in gilt on the front cover. The covers are rubbed, bumped and stained with some fading, particularly to the spine. The corners and head and tail of the spine are slightly worn and there are small ink stains to the joints. 348 pages, illustrated with 4 textual illustrations (referred to as "plates") and 9 folding plates, including charts and... View more info

SA MAJESTE LE CHAT. Avec 32 planches hors texte

By: Mery, Fernand

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Paris: Editions Denoel, (1956).: (1956).

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 1332

Condition: Fine


Paris: Editions Denoel, (1956).. (1956).. Fine. - Octavo, natural limp buckram titled in orange on spine with vignettes on the front cover. 188 pages & [2] leaves and numerous pages of delightful photographic illustrations depicting cats. Near fine. First edition. Presentation copy with a 5-line inscription by Mery in blue ink on the half-title. Cleverly signed by Mery within the body of a cat observing birds which he has sketched at the bottom of his inscription. Fir... View more info

WILD SANCTUARIES: Our National Wildlife Refuges -- A Heritage Restored. Foreword by Stewart L. Udall, Secretary of the Interior

By: Murphy, Robert

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1968.: 1968.

Seller ID: 8109

Condition: Fine


New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1968.. 1968.. Fine. - Quarto, cloth, in a dust wrapper. There is a small dent to the spine. The dust jacket is lightly rubbed with the head of its spine lightly chipped. 288 pages. Profusely illustrated with maps & wirh photographic illustrations in black & white & color. Near fine in a very good dust wrapper. First edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

FOUR CENTURIES OF CAT BOOKS: A Bibliography, 1570-1970

By: Necker, Claire

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Metuchen, NJ: The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1972.: 1972.

Seller ID: 17348

Condition: Very good


Metuchen, NJ: The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1972.. 1972.. Very good. - Octavo, light green cloth titled in black. Lightly soiled with light stains to front cover; spine & extremities slightly faded. 511 pp. Very good. First edition. First Edition. View more info

CRUSOE'S ISLAND: A Bird-Hunter's Story

By: Ober, Frederick A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York: George H. Doran Company, (1898).: (1898).

Seller ID: 11808

Condition: Good


New York: George H. Doran Company, (1898).. (1898).. Good. - Octavo, pictorial green & blue cloth. The binding is rubbed & bumped. There are 2 short tears to the head of the spine & the tail is chipped & slightly frayed. Half-title, title, [x] & 277 pages. Black-and-white plates, including a frontispiece & 2 maps, and full-page & textual illustrations. The book is lightly cracked at page 235. There is dampstaining to the top edges of the rear pastedown & endpaper & index... View more info

BIODIVERSITY: Culture, Conservation and Ecodevelopment. Foreword by E. O. Wilson

By: Oldfield, Margery L.; and Alcorn, Janis B

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Boulder, CO: Westview Press, (1991).: (1991).

Seller ID: 15273

ISBN: 0813376807

Condition: Very good


Boulder, CO: Westview Press, (1991).. (1991).. Very good. - Octavo, softover bound in decorative greem & black wraps. The wraps are lightly rubbed & bumped. xviii, [iii] & 349 pages. Some front & rear page corners are bumped. Black-and-white tables, diagrams & photographic illustrations. Very good. First edition. First Edition. View more info

BIRDS

By: Pickwell, Gayle

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York/London: Whittlesey House, (1939).: (1939).

Seller ID: 3686

Condition: Very good


New York/London: Whittlesey House, (1939).. (1939).. Very good. - Octavo, green cloth titled in yellow with a vignette in yellow & green on the front cover. The covers are very lightly bumped. xvi & 252 pages. Illustrated with a color frontispiece & 67 black-and-white plates. Very good. First edition. First Edition. View more info

THE LORE OF THE LYRE BIRD. With a Foreword by the late Sir Colin Mackenzie

By: Pratt, Ambrose

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Australia: Robertson & Mullens, 1940.: 1940.

Seller ID: 31266

Condition: Good


Melbourne, Australia: Robertson & Mullens, 1940.. 1940.. Good. - Octavo, dark blue cloth titled in gilt with vignette of a lyre bird stamped in gilt on front cover. The covers are lightly bumped; the head of the spine is chipped & slightly frayed & the tail is rubbed. 79 & [1] pp. The front endpapers are somewhat darkened with an owner' s small printed label on the pastedown & ink name & date on the endpaper; the edges of the title are slightly darkened with slight soili... View more info

THESAURUS LITERATURAE BOTANICAE. Omnium Gentium Inde a Rerum Botanicarum Initiis ad Nostra Usque Tempora. Quindecim Millia Operum Recensens. Editionem Novam Reformatam

By: Pritzel, G. A.; editor

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Storrs-Mansfield, CT: Maurizio Martino, circa (1995).: (1995).

Seller ID: 22230

Condition: Very good


Storrs-Mansfield, CT: Maurizio Martino, circa (1995).. (1995).. Very good. - 4to, dark blue cloth (lightly bumped) titled in gilt. [vi] & 576 pp. Near fine. Limited edition reprint of 150 copies.Originally published Leipzig: Brockhaus, 1872.The text of this botanical checklist, excluding titles in other languages, is in Latin. View more info

ENGLISH NATURALISTS FROM NECKAM TO RAY: A Study of the making of the Modern World

By: Raven, Charles E

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 1947.: 1947.

Seller ID: 29782

Condition: Good


Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 1947.. 1947.. Good. - Octavo, blue cloth. The binding is lightly rubbed & the extremities & the head & tail of the spine are slightly faded. The book is slightly cocked. x & 379 pages. The fore-edge is foxed and there is light foxing to the bottom edge, the pastedowns & endpapers. There is a previous owner's ink name on the front endpaper. Good. First edition. First Edition. View more info

BIRDS FROM SIAM AND THE MALAY PENINSULA IN THE UNITED STATES NATIONAL MUSEUM COLLECTED BY DRS. HUGH M. SMITH AND WILLIAM L. ABBOTT

By: Riley, J. H

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1938.: 1938.

Seller ID: 10172

Condition: Very good


Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1938.. 1938.. Very good. - Octavo, soft covers bound in printed gray wraps. The spine & extremities are darkened & the head & tail of the spine are chipped. There is an ink name in the top corner of the front wrap & there are a few tiny brown marks to the rear wrap. iv & 581 pages, partially unopened. Very good. First edition.Smithsonian Institution, United States National Museum Bulletin 172. First Edition. View more info

NAHRUNG UND ROHSTOFFE AUS DEM MEER

By: Rudolph, Willi

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Stuttgart: Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft, M.B.H., 1946.: 1946.

Seller ID: 1153

Condition: Good


Stuttgart: Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft, M.B.H., 1946.. 1946.. Good. - Octavo, rust cloth backed tan paper covered boards titled in black The boards are warped & there are 2 tiny indentations to the spine. 253 & [1] pp. & 1-page ad. The pastedowns are partially unglued & the rear endpaper & ad are chipped. The pages are slightly darkened and some page corners creased. Illustrated in B&W. Good. A study of "nutrition and raw materials from the sea". The... View more info

TIGER! THE STORY OF THE INDIAN TIGER

By: Sankhala, Kailash

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York: Simon and Schuster, (1977).: (1977).

Seller ID: 12450

ISBN: 0671225952

Condition: 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. D... View more info

THE YEAR OF THE WHALE

By: Scheffer, Victor B

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1969).: (1969).

Seller ID: 673

Condition: 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 Servic... View more info

SWAN WATCH

By: Schulberg, Budd

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York: Delacorte Press, (1975).: (1975).

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 4541

Condition: Very good


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 ha... View more info

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.

By: Seton-Thompson, Ernest.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1901.: 1901.

Seller ID: 35567

Condition: 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 occasion... View more info

IN MY FAMILY TREE: A Life with Chimpanzees

By: Siddle, Sheila

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York: Grove Press, (2002).: (2002).

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 26949

Condition: Fine


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 "jack... View more info

AMERICAN TRUFFLES: A Thanksgiving Fantasia. (Reprinted from Bulletin of the History of Medicine, Vol. XVI, No. 4, November, 1944)

By: Sigerist, Henry E

Price: $25.00

Publisher: [Baltimore, MD]: Bulletin of the History of Medicine, 1944.: 1944.

Seller ID: 16716

Condition: 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. View more info