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Image for Five Color Natural History Prints Depicting Seashells from the Turbo Genus [Conchology, Sea Shells, Snails, Mollusca, Turbinidae]

Five Color Natural History Prints Depicting Seashells from the Turbo Genus [Conchology, Sea Shells, Snails, Mollusca, Turbinidae]

By: N/A

Price: $95.00

Seller ID: 2066331

Condition: Very Good


Each print faintly foxed. Five matted and framed color prints. Frames 8 5/8 x 11 3/8, images 5 7/8 x 8 1/4. Matted and framed by Summit Glass and Picture Frame Company on Aug. 1 1966. These were acquired as part of a large collection of books and prints on seashell collecting and conchology, and most likely came from a 19th century volume on conchology (they are labeled plates 9, 10, 21, 24, and 33), though we were unable to identify which work this might have been. Each print features shells from the Turbinidae genus, also known as turban snails or turbos. View more info

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The Nature Calendar: Wild Flowers

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Barse & Hopkins: 1913

Seller ID: 2201036

Condition: Very Good


Includes original box. Tears to box corners. 1913 Large Softcover. A mixture of scientific information on various flowers, beautiful verse, and tipped in chromolithographs. View more info

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Tales of the Great Lakes: Stories from Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Castle Books: 1986

Seller ID: 2207850

ISBN: 1555211208

Condition: Fine


A fine copy. Near Fine. 1986 Hard Cover. 474 pp. They can be as still as a millpond, as angry as any storm swept ocean. The Great Lakes and the major states bordering them—Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota—are the heartland of America. The land supplies the goods: grain, meat, timber, and steel. The Lakes provide passage for those goods around the world. The two—land and water—are inseparable, their destiny interlocked. Tales of the Great Lakes encompasses the stories of the men who built the Midwest—the giants of industry, builders of cities, intrepid seafarers, writers who ... View more info

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Sunshine at Home: Sparkling Pages for the Child, the Youth, the Parent. A Family Portfolio of Natural History, Biography, and Bible Scenes. One Hundred and Fifty Illustrations.

By: N/A

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: Review and Harold: 1883

Seller ID: 2266774

Condition: Very Good


Edges rubbed, stain on rear wrapper. 1883 Large Hardcover. 112 pp. Sparkling Pages for the Child, the Youth, the Parent. A Family Portfolio of Natural History, Biography, and Bible Scenes. One Hundred and Fifty Illustrations. View more info

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The Hudson River

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Hudson River Day Line:

Seller ID: 2280087

Condition: Very Good


stain to bottom corner of front wrapper, pencil note on rear wrapper and on front wrapper verso. Postcards have not been written on. Unpaginated. A bound collection of postcards of the Hudson River, with perforated edges. View more info

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Mushroom, The Journal of Wild Mushrooming: Spring 1989, Issue 23, Vol. 7, No. 2

By: N/A

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Mushroom, the Journal of Wild Mushrooming: 1989

Seller ID: 2296542

Condition: Near Fine


Very minor wear. 1989 Stapled Binding. 38 pp. FEATURES: Morel Hell; Where are the Tame Morels?; Near Yosemite, One More Time?; After the Yellowstone Fires; Are They Raking Our Truffles to Death?; Train Your Own Tuber Hound; Mushrooming Around North America; Save Those Mushrooms (by Drying); Poisoning in Oregon; No More Melzer's?; Rot-Nots Strikes Again; The Truth about Midwest Mushrooms; A Strange Encounter. View more info

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Mushroom, The Journal of Wild Mushrooming: Fall 1989, Issue 25, Vol. 7, No. 4

By: N/A

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Mushroom, the Journal of Wild Mushrooming: 1989

Seller ID: 2296543

Condition: Very Good


Light stain, two creases to rear wrapper. 1989 Stapled Binding. 38 pp. FEATURES: The Latest Morel News: Another Patent, Some High Finance, and More Kits; What if Morels Were Easy?; Truffle Essence is Criticized; The Picture Quiz (Especially for Lumpers); Roundup of 1989 Mushrooming--the Survey of North America; Some Gilled Woorotters Have Pale Spores; Chuch Barrows Dies; Spreading the Word at Puyallup. View more info

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Sissinghurst Castle Garden

By: N/A

Price: $4.00

Publisher: The National Trust: 1989

Seller ID: 2300663

Condition: Near Fine


Three color postcards laid in. A very nice copy. 1989 Stapled Binding. 30 pp. A brief history and visitors' guidebook to the famed site. Sissinghurst Castle Garden, at Sissinghurst in the Weald of Kent in England, was created by Vita Sackville-West, poet and writer, and her husband Harold Nicolson, author and diplomat. It is among the most famous gardens in England and is designated Grade I on Historic England's register of historic parks and gardens. It was bought by Sackville-West in 1930, and over the next thirty years, working with, and later succeeded by, a series of notable head gardener... View more info

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The Finger Lakes of Central New York (Nufolo Road Guide)

By: N/A

Price: $50.00

Publisher: United States Survey Company:

Seller ID: 2301165

Condition: Near Fine


No publisher date. Top page ridge faintly foxed, top corner very lightly creased. The Lakes--topography, points of interest and every road with improved highways indicated. Includes large fold-out map. View more info

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The Serpents of Paradise: A Reader

By: Abbey, Edward; Macrae, John

Price: $5.00  $4.00

Publisher: John Macrae / Owl Book: 1996

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2295288

ISBN: 0805031324

Condition: Very Good


Sticker on rear wrapper, ink name on front flyleaf. 1996 Trade Paperback. xii, 400. Collects the best and most inflammatory writings of the late naturalist, environmentalist, and libertarian, a former National Park ranger and the author of Desert Solitaire, The Journey Home, and other works. This book is different from any other Edward Abbey book. It includes essays, travel pieces and fictions to reveal Ed's life directly, in his own words. The selections gathered here are arranged chronologically by incident, not by date of publication, to offer Edward Abbey's life from the time he was the bo... View more info

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Kingdom of the Seashell

By: Abbott, R. Tucker

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Rutledge: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2067066

ISBN: 0517166089

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An exceptional copy. 1988 Large Hardcover. 256 pp. This is the first truly comprehensive survey of seashells. It delves into all of the shells' intriguing facets - from their biology and their influence upon art, medicine, religion, archaeology and commerce to the practical aspects of shellfisheries and to the fascinating, rewarding aspects of shell collecting. Over 250 illustrations, 94 in full color. View more info

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The Mohawk (Rivers of America)

By: Allen, Hervey; Carmer, Carl; Skinner, Constance Lindsay; Hislop, Codman; Calapai, Letterio

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Rinehart & Company, Inc.: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2302020

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Lacks jacket. Boards lightly soiled. 1948 Hard Cover. xv, 367 pp. One of the Rivers of America series written as part of a government work project for writers during the Great Depression. The history of the Mohawk River in New York started with the Dutch West India Company in 1635 and was the scene of many battles during the French & Indian War and the Revolution. The river was the early gateway to the West and the site of early industrialization. Fascinating history, largely forgotten. View more info

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The Diamonds Are Dancing: A History of Conesus Lake

By: Anderson, Helen Traver; Meeken, Jean; Morris, Eleanor; et al

Price: $75.00

Publisher: The Conesus Lake Association, Inc. / DPI of Rochester, LLC: 2007

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2299510

ISBN: 1424336112

Condition: Fine


75th anniversary special edition. 2007 Large Hardcover. iii, [1], 80 pp. A pictorial history of Conesus Lake, compiled by a local historian and genealogist. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs and several maps. View more info

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The Diamonds Are Dancing: A History of Conesus Lake

By: Anderson, Helen Traver; Meeken, Jean; Morris, Eleanor; et al

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Conesus Lake Association, Inc.: 1993

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2299529

Condition: Near Fine


1993 2nd printing. iii, [1], 57, [1] pp. A pictorial history of Conesus Lake, compiled by a local historian and genealogist. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs and several maps. View more info

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Sea-Beach at Ebb-Tide

By: Arnold, Augusta Foote

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Dover Publications, Inc.: 1968

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2066787

ISBN: 0486219496

Condition: Very Good


1968 reissue of 1901 original. x, 490 pp. A guide to the study of the seaweeds and the lower animal life found between tide-marks, with more than 600 illustrations. View more info

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The First Eden: The Mediterranean World and Man

By: Attenborough, David

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 1987

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 2202128

ISBN: 0316057509

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Pages faintly toned. Jacket lightly toned. 1987 Large Hardcover. 240 pp. Five and a half million years ago, the waters of the Atlantic flooded across an isthmus joining Morocco and Spain and into a vast trench in the earth's crust. The resulting cataract plunged for a century or so over a cliff many miles long and fifty times higher than Niagara, until at last the basin was filled and the Mediterranean Sea had been born. ...explores the history and current state of this fascinating region, which became the cradle of civilization. ...David Attenborough not only describes... View more info

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Selected Journals and Other Writings (Penguin Nature Classics)

By: Audubon, John James; Forkner, Ben

Price: $5.00  $4.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1996

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2195122

ISBN: 0140241264

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Edges rubbed, pages toned. 1996 Trade Paperback. xliii, 573 pp. The fist one-volume selection of non-ornithological writings from one of America's premier naturalists and painters. Gathered here are the fruits of his [Audubon's] literary talent: journals, letters, bird biographies, a memoir of his early years, and stories of the American frontier.... His enormous efforts resulted in the finest collection of American birds ever painted by a single individual. Yet readers of this anthology of his writings will discover an equally monumental achievement--a life dedicated to the ap... View more info

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Audubon, Early Drawings

By: Audubon, John James; Rhodes, Richard; Edwards, Scott V.; Morris, Leslie A.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2208610

ISBN: 0674031024

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Includes publisher's slipcase. 2008 Large Hardcover. xxxv, 250 pp. In 1805, Jean Jacques Audubon was a twenty-year-old itinerant Frenchman of ignoble birth and indifferent education who had fled revolutionary violence in Haiti and then France to take refuge in frontier America. Ten years later, John James Audubon was an American citizen, entrepreneur, and family man whose fervent desire to “become acquainted with nature” had led him to reinvent himself as a naturalist and artist whose study of birds would soon earn him international acclaim. The drawings he made during this ... View more info

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The Illinois River

By: Ayars, James

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Holt, Rinehart and Winston: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2297173

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Library sticker on spine, ink initial on front endpaper, front jacket flap corners clipped. 1968 Hard Cover. An adaptation for young readers of the work originally published in 1940 as part of the popular Rivers of America series. New illustrations by Lili Rethi for this edition. View more info

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Shells of Land and Water

By: Baker, Frank Collins

Price: $10.00

Publisher: A.W. Mumford: 1903

Seller ID: 2067053

Condition: Good


Former library copy, usual marks. Boards soiled. 1903 Hard Cover. xvii, 175 pp. A familiar introduction to the study of mollusks. Color plates and black-and-white illustrations throughout. View more info

Image for 28-Volume Non-Continuous Run of Nautilus: The Pilsbry Quarterly Devoted to the Interests of Conchologists

28-Volume Non-Continuous Run of Nautilus: The Pilsbry Quarterly Devoted to the Interests of Conchologists

By: Baker, Horace Burrington; Wurtz, Charles B.; Abbott, R. Tucker

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Pilsbry: 1963

Seller ID: 2066785

Condition: Very Good


1963 Stapled Binding. Twenty-eight volumes of The Nautilus, with many articles on conchology and other related interests. Publication dates range from January 1963-October 1969. View more info

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The Ohio (The Rivers of America Series)

By: Banta, R.E.; Allen, Hervey; Carmer, Carl

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Rinehart & Company: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2297177

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket price clipped. 1949 Hard Cover. 592 pp. 8vo. Illustrated by Edward Shenton, two two-panel maps precedes text. The is the story of the Ohio, once the 'beautiful' river of Indians and French voyageurs, today the mightiest river of America's industrial heartland. The Ohio is a huge, a rich, even a fabulous river. It flows swiftly. It begins in dark mystery with mastodons and mound builders, glints through the sombre moonlight of savage forests and the bloody colonial frontier. It flashes into the full daylight of dynamic middle America of the nineteenth century, and it rolls... View more info

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Rainbow's End: The Story of Letchworth Park

By: Barnes, Katherine

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Moxon Printing: 1967

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 2299314

Condition: Very Good


1970 5th printing. Wrappers lightly toned, front edge lightly foxed. 1967 Stapled Binding. We have more books available by this author!. vii, 40 pp. Original mint green wrappers, black stamped titles, stapled binding. Black & white photographs throughout, notes and bibliography follow text. A brief illustrated history of Letchworth Park, with a reproduction of an early map of the park appearing at the centerfold. View more info

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Rainbow's End: The Story of Letchworth Park

By: Barnes, Katherine

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Moxon Printing: 1967

Edition: 6th Printing

Seller ID: 2299315

Condition: Good


1973 6th printing. Wrappers toned and foxed. 1967 Stapled Binding. We have more books available by this author!. vii, 40 pp. Original mint green wrappers, black stamped titles, stapled binding. Black & white photographs throughout, notes and bibliography follow text. A brief illustrated history of Letchworth Park, with a reproduction of an early map of the park appearing at the centerfold. View more info

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The Glen Iris Story

By: Barnes, Katherine

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Moxon Printing: 1973

Seller ID: 2299316

Condition: Good


Wrappers foxed and soiled. 1973 Stapled Binding. We have more books available by this author!. ix, [1], 37, [3] pp. Original wrappers, blue and purple titles, image of Glen Iris Inn on front wrapper, stapled binding. Black-and-white photographs throughout, notes and bibliography follow text. A brief illustrated history of the Glen Iris Inn, which still operates within Letchworth State Park. View more info

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The Operculate Land Mollusks of the Family Annulariidae of the Island of Hispaniola and the Bahama Archipelago

By: Bartsch, Paul

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Smithsonian: 1946

Seller ID: 2066790

Condition: Very Good


All pages uncut. Corners faintly creased. 1946 Trade Paperback. iii, [1], 264 pp. A comprehensive overview of Annulariidae of Hispaniola and the Bahamas. View more info

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Landscape Plants for the Southeast

By: Batson, Wade T.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: University of South Carolina Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266618

ISBN: 0872494330

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A nice copy. 1984 Hard Cover. xxi, 406 pp. Each species is illustrated by at least one drawing, usually of the flower and leaf. This volume is invaluable for homeowners selecting plants for the yard, for plant enthusiasts trying to identify the plants they encounter, and for nurserymen and professional landscapes. View more info

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Fifty Blooming Years, 1913-1963

By: Battles, Marjorie Gibbon; Dickey, Catherine Colt

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Garden Club of America: 1963

Seller ID: 2300657

Condition: Near Fine


No jacket. A nice copy. 1963 Large Hardcover. 98 pp. A history of the Garden Club of American spanning over fifty years. View more info

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Plant Form: An Illustrated Guide to Flowering Plant Morphology

By: Bell, Adrian D.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1991

Seller ID: 2264676

ISBN: 0198542194

Condition: Good


Wrappers and pages lightly cocked, wrappers faintly toned, sticker on rear wrapper. 1991 Soft Cover. xiii, 341 pp. This profusely illustrated book provides comprehensive coverage of the immense variation in the external structure of flowering plants. It defines the innumerable details of growing and mature plants, describing their leaves, flowers, roots and seeds in a manner that will enable professionals and amateurs alike to identify many difficult features. The book also explains much of the terminology that is used in advanced botanical texts and reference books, but rarely explained for n... View more info

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A Natural History of Animals.

By: Bigland, John

Price: $250.00

Publisher: John Grigg: 1828

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289778

Condition: Good


First edition. Includes color leopard frontispiece, color fox vignette title page, and all ten color plates. Boards a bit rubbed, closed tears to fore edge of some pages, lightly foxed throughout, image of a wolf stamped on rear paste-down endpaper. 1828 Half-Leather. 189, [5] pp. 12mo. Leather spine and corners, gilt titles and rules, paper over boards. An illustrated natural history of animals focusing solely on quadrupeds. View more info