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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

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SEVENTY-EIGHTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF ONTARIO 1947. (Cover title).

By: Reed, L. L.; Wressell, H. B.; Hammond, G. H.; et al.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto: printed by the Printer to the King, 1948.: 1948.

Seller ID: 95214

Condition: Good


- Octavo, softcover bound in printed cream-colored wraps. There is some light creasing & minor soiling to the wraps with a heavier crease to the top corner of the rear wrap. 93 pages. Illustrated in black & white with tables & a few photographic illustrations. The top corners of a few rear pages are creased Good. Published by Authority of Honourable Thomas L. Kennedy, Minister of Agriculture. 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 bulk of the book is about fishing, fish and fish products. Other raw materials from the sea such as coral, pearls, dyes, min... View more info

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THE BIRDS OF CONNECTICUT.

By: Sage, John Hall; Bishop, Louis Bennett.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Hartford, CT: State Geological & Natural History Survey, 1913.: 1913.

Seller ID: 95235

Condition: Good


- Octavo, softcover bound in printed gray wraps. The binding is soiled & lightly bumped with the spine darkened. 2-page series catalog, [vi] & 370 pages. The bottom edge is lightly foxed. There is a stain & a small piece out of pages 229-230 with very slight loss of text. Good. First edition. The authors were assisted by Walter Parks Bliss. State of Connecticut Public Document No. 47. Bulletin No. 20. First Edition. 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. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 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 Service and a world authority on marine animals, writes in his preface: "This story of a sperm whale is fiction based on fact. ... 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 half-title: "For Margaret, / With our thanks for all you've done for Moving Pictures. / So glad you had a chance to meet Lo... 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 occasional light soiling. Despite its flaws, a very good, attractive copy. First edition. First Edition. 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 "jacket blurb" for the book. The letter is signed "D. W. Cress" in ink. Also laid in is a leaflet about the orphanage. 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

HORSES ROUND THE WORLD

By: Slaughter, Jean

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Philadelphia/New York: J. B. Lippincott Company, (1955).: (1955).

Seller ID: 22399

Condition: 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. View more info

THE MUSHROOM HUNTER'S FIELD GUIDE. Revised and Enlarged

By: Smith, Alexander H

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Ann Arbor, MI: The University of Michigan Press, 1964.: 1964.

Seller ID: 1543

Condition: 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. View more info

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EIGHTIETH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF ONTARIO 1949. (Cover title).

By: Smith, D. S.; Mitchener, A. V.; Smith, C. A. S.; et al.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto: printed by the Printer to the King, 1950.: 1950.

Seller ID: 95213

Condition: Very good


- Octavo, softcover bound in printed light tan wraps. There are a few tiny marks to the wraps & their bottom edges are slightly darkened & creased. 84 pages. Illustrated in black & white with tables & diagrams. Very good. Published by Authority of Honourable Thomas L. Kennedy, Minister of Agriculture. View more info

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ORCHIDS FROM CURTIS'S BOTANICAL MAGAZINE. Edited by Samuel Sprunger. Catalogue and Index by Samuel Sprunger. Introduction by Phillip Cribb.

By: Sprunger, Samuel (editor).

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Cambridge, London, New York, et al: Cambridge University Press, (1986).: (1986).

Seller ID: 94674

Condition: Very good


- Quarto, 12-3/4 inches high by 9 inches wide. Green cloth titled in gilt on the spine in a color pictorial white dust wrapper. The dust jacket is lightly creased and soiled. 525 pages, with profuse color illustrations of orchids throughout. There is foxing to the top edge and fore-edge of the book with a dark glue stain to the rear endpaper. Very good. First edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

NISSEQUOGUE: Volume One / A Journey

By: Stock, Thomas Allen

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Long Island, NY: Street Press, (1986).: (1986).

Seller ID: 23105

Condition: 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. View more info

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

By: Wagner, Richard

Price: $20.00

Publisher: (The Millennium Guild, 1954).: 1954).

Seller ID: 11832

Condition: 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. View more info

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

By: Walford, Lionel A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York: The Ronald Press Company, (1958).: (1958).

Seller ID: 5245

Condition: 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. View more info

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BICKNELL'S THRUSH, ITS TAXONOMY, DISTRIBUTION AND LIFE HISTORY.

By: Wallace, George J.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston: Boston Society of Natural History, 1939.: 1939.

Seller ID: 95086

Condition: Very good


- Octavo, softcover bound in printed green wraps backed with back cloth tape. The spine is rubbed. The corners of the front cover are lightly creased & the top edge of the rear cover is slightly darkened. Pages 211-402. Illustrated with tables, a few diagrams & a music stave. Very good. A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the University of Michigan, June 1935. From the library of Ulster County New York ornithologist Fred Hough with his name penned on the front endpaper Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural Histor... View more info

ESSAYS ON NATURAL HISTORY. Edited, with a Life of the Author by Norman Moore

By: Waterton, Charles

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London: Frederick Warne & Co. / New York: Scribner, Welford & Co., 1871.: 1871.

Seller ID: 31261

Condition: 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 frontispiec... View more info