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Contributions to Natural History; Chiefly in Relation to the Food of the People

By: A Rural DD [Esdaile, David]

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, William Blackwood and Sons: 1865

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 25292

Condition: Very Good-


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 365 pages; Hardcover, 1st edition. Soundly bound in original dark green cloth with title-lettering in gilt to spine panel. Light shelf rub and tiny and nicks to cloth at spine ends and corners. Tenderness and partial splits in the gutters of the coated lining sheets. Light foxing to front endpapers and slight scattered soiling in the text. 20 page publisher's catalog added at rear. Begins with the virtues of eating horses and fungi, goes on to ... View more info

Slickrock Endangered Canyons of the Southwest

By: Abbey, Edward; Hyde, Philip

Price: $110.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Sierra Club Books: 1971

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14981

ISBN: 0871560518

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Folio 13" - 23" tall; 143 pages; Folio, oversize HC/DJ 1st printing. Attractive and neat in original pictorial dust jacket. Lushly printed color photographs printed on high quality coated paper. Binding snug; no marks. Dust jacket has a short closed tear at the bottom edge of the front panel. NF/VG+ ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. View more info

High Country Backpacker

By: Agosti, S.

Price: $8.75

Publisher: Tulsa, OK, Winchester Press: 1982

Seller ID: 0504J182144

ISBN: 0832936642

Condition: Very Good+


B&W Illustrations & Photos; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 252 pages; 1982 Winchester Press trade pbck in glossy illstd covers. Square sound and clean; no marks. Just mild shelf evidence to spine edges. VG+ Ships immediately View more info

Audubon and his Journals; With Zoological And Other Notes By Elliott Coues; In 2 Volumes

By: Audubon, Maria R. & Elliott Coues (Notes)

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1897

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 32267

Condition: Very Good-


Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 1086 pages; HC 2 volumes. 1st edition. 532 & 554, [2], 9 plates. Uniformly bound in dark green cloth with gilt title lettering to spine and gilt seals to cover boards. Soundly bound and clean; top edges gilt and other edges untrimmed. Prior owner's period bookplates mounted to front pastedowns of both volumes. Gilt at spine just slightly dulled; cloth at crowns a little rubbed with some trace fray. Mild damp line to lower spine corner of... View more info

Restoring Cursed Earth: Appraising Environmental Policy Reforms in Eastern Europe and Russia

By: Auer, Matthew R (editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers: 2005

Edition: First Trade Edition

Seller ID: Alibris.0004360

ISBN: 0742529169


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 192 pages; Rowman & Littlefield trade pbck in glossy illstd covers. Square and sound. First 25 pgs with narginalia and underlining in pen. Latter 165 pgs unmarked. Light handling/reading wear to externals. G+ View more info

The English Sparrow in North America, (Passer Domesticus) Especially in its Relations to Agriculture.

By: Barrows, W. B. & C. Hart Merriam (Ed. )

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Washington, Government Printing Office: 1889

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 35425

Condition: Good+


Department of Agriculture, Division of Economic Ornithology and Mammalogy Bulletin, Number 1; Folding color map; tables; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 405 pages; Paperback in title lettered self-wraps. Bound 3-hole sewn; it appears the original cover wraps may have been lost. Spine edge worn but with wraps covering intact. Folding color map at rear. Solid clean copy. G+ View more info

Animal Tool Behavior; The Use and Manufacture of Tools by Animals: Garland Series in Ethology

By: Beck, Benjamin B.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Garland STPM: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24735

ISBN: 0824071689

Condition: Good+


B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 320 pages; HC is snug in original brown cloth with title-lettering in silver to spine; ex-library indications include a catalog label at spine and light attachments to endpages. Minor shelf soiling to rear cover; slight soiling to fore and bottom edges. Light shelf rub to corners and spine ends. Scattered professional annotations, presumably from owner and professor Edward S. Reed; his name also written to front endpape... View more info

Tales of an Old Siberian Trapper

By: Bianchi, Vitaly and Y. Vassnetsov (Illust. )

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Philadelphia, Colonial House: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 25719

Condition: Good+


Color and b/w drawings; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 30 pages; Large format HC in original mustard yellow cloth with pictorial title design stamped boldly in black to front board. Spine unlettered, as issued. Soundly bound and clean; no marks. Just mild shelf rub to cloth at corners and spine ends; trace fray to cloth at lower front corners. Light thumbing/page turning stress to lower edge of some pages; binding a little shaken. VG- View more info

Wildlife; The Nature Paintings of Carl Brenders

By: Brenders, Carl

Price: $55.00

Publisher: New York, H.N. Abrams in association with Mill Pond Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 18600

ISBN: 0810939770

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


4to 11" - 13" tall; 90 pages; Oversize square format HC/DJ. 1st edition. Signed by the aritst, Brenders, on the title page. Square snug and neat in a uniformly bright and clean dust jacket. Publisher's embossed gold medallion sticker "Artist Autographed Copy" mounted to the front panel of the jacket. Mill Pond Press and Abrams promotional ephemera laid in at front. Trace fading to clot color at edges. Superficial shelf evidence to jacket surfaces. All el... View more info

The Future of Environmental Criticism; Environmental Crisis and Literary Imagination

By: Buell, Lawrence

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell: 2005

Seller ID: 36099

ISBN: 1405124768

Condition: Near Fine


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 206 pages; Trade sized paperback in glossy pictorial covers. Bright, tight and fresh; feels and appears unread. Trace shelf evidence to covers. Nearly as new. NF View more info

Mr. M'Tavish

By: Bullard, Marion

Price: $67.50

Publisher: Ny, NY, Dutton: 1933

Seller ID: Alibris.0004686

Condition: Very Good-


B&W Illustrations; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 111 pages; Dutton HC in original thatched green cloth; title and illustration stamped to cover, illustration to rear board and lettered on spine in black. Lower corners slightly bumped; cloth sun faded along spine but with lettering bright. Two small pin holes to cloth in front external gutter. Usual light toning to endpages at hinge. Solid clean copy, charmingly illustrated by the author. Uncommon. VG- View more info

The Burgess Seashore Book For Children [Dust Jacket ONLY]

By: Burgess, Thornton W. & Harrison Cady (Illus. )

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Little, Brown & Company: 1929

Seller ID: 31140

Condition: Very Good


8vo 8" - 9" tall; This listing is for the original dust jacket ONLY. Color pictorial dust jacket retains publisher's $3.00 issue price to unclipped front flap. Issue date unknow, Front flap contains a detailed ummary of the book's contents, illustrations and approach. Rear jacket flap has blurbs for three other books in this series of Burgess natural History books while the rear cover has ad/catalog for 6 different Burgess series titles. Jacket is lightly rubbed... View more info

Seven Secrets Of Somewhere Lake; Animal Ways That Inspire and Amaze

By: Campbell, Sam and Harry Lees (Illust. )

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Indianapolis, The Bobbs-Merrill Company: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 27827

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 236 pages; Soundly bound and generally neat in wraparound illustrated jacket. Mild shelf wear several tiny chips to the jacket at edges; shallow chips and short tears to spine ends and corners. Small piece of clear tape reinforcement to bottom edge of jacket's front panel. Mild sunning to jacket spine. Board spine ends and corners lightly rubbed. Signed by the author to the front end page. Prior owner's name penned to back si... View more info

Eeny, Meeny, Miney Mo - and Still-Mo Lessons in Living from Five Frisky Red Squirrels

By: Campbell, Sam and Will Forest (Illust. )

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill,: 1945

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 28594

Condition: Very Good-


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 237 pages; Soundly bound in original green cloth with title lettering in gilt to spine and cover, a little dulled at spine.Signed by Campbell on publisher's pictorial label/title list and signed again without inscription to the half title page. Boards just slightly shelf bumped at corners. Contents clean and neat. lacking dust jacket but otherwise about VG; Signed by Author View more info

Bottleneck; Humanity's Impending Impasse

By: Catton, William R. Jr.

Price: $23.00

Publisher: Exlibris Corporation: 2009

Seller ID: 27376

ISBN: 1441522417

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 290 pages; Tight bright and fresh in clean crisp-edged dust jacket. Just a whisper of shelf evidence to jacket edges. Feels and appears unread and about as new. F/NF View more info

Conservation Commission; Sixteenth Annual Report for the Year 1926.

By: Conservation Commission, State Of New York; Alexander MacDonald (Commissioner)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Albany, J B Lyon Co: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 28647

Condition: Very Good-


Color Plates; b&w photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 259 pages; HC in original green cloth with title lettering in gilt to spine. Soundly bound and clean with no marks. Mild foxing to front and rear endpages. Illustrated with some color plates of fishes along with many b&w drawings and photographs. Solid copy with light shelf wear to edges. VG- to VG View more info

The World of the Porcupine (Living World Books)

By: Costello, David F.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, J. B. Lippincott Co.: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22236

ISBN: B000JC3QV4

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


B&W Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 157 pages; Large-format HC/DJ. 1st edition. Snug, sound, and clean in original pictorial dust jacket. No marks. Jacket lightly rubbed along the edges. Jacket's front panel has what appears to be a light misting of white paint "spotlets." Illustrated with B&W photographs. VG+/VG ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. View more info

Zanzabuku; Dangerous Safari

By: Cotlow, Lewis

Price: $12.95

Publisher: New York, Rinehart & Company Inc: 1956

Seller ID: 20105

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 370 pages; Early, though not 1st printing. Square sound copy in original pictorial dust jacket. No marks. Dust jacket lightly shelf rubbed at edges with a few small nicks and short closed tears. Spine panle slightly sunned. Illustrated with b&w photographs on glossy stock. VG/VG View more info

Waterbirds

By: Cross, Theodore

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Company: 2009

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 32151

ISBN: 0393072266

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Square 4to 9" - 11" tall; 344 pages; Printing. Oversize, square format HC/DJ. Handsome copy is bright, snug and very neat in crisp edged and uniformly bright pictorial dust jacket. Just trace shelf evidence to edges of this massive book. Lavishly illustrated with color photographs. VG++/VG++ or better. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. View more info

Studies of Nature: with the Addition of Numerous Original Notes and Illustrations: [Three Volumes, Complete]

By: De Saint-Pierre, James Henry Bernardin Amd Henry Hunter, (Ltranslator) and Benjamin Smith Barton (Notes and Additions)

Price: $185.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Abraham Small: 1808

Seller ID: 25092

Condition: Very Good-


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 3 volumes, complete. Xl, 417; vii, 504; ii, 493 pages. Snugly bound in period speckled calf boards but rebacked with professional faux leather spines for institutional purpose. Prior ownership of the Bryce Thompson Institute of Plant Research, with bookplates at front and card pockets at rear. Crude gilt title lettering to faux leather spines includes LOC catalog numbering stamped in gilt. Includes frontis and 4 folding plates from copperplate.... View more info