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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  $76.00

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... View more info

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Yellowstone through the Gallatin Gateway: The Milwaukee Road

By: N/A

Price: $75.00  $60.00

Publisher: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad / Poole Bros., Inc., Chicago:

Seller ID: 2178571

Condition: Near Fine


Edges lightly rubbed. [48 pp.] Black & white photographs throughout, half of which are enhanced with orange highlights. A pictorial guide to Yellowstone National Park, printed as a promotional item by Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad, with a list of their information and travel bureaus following text. Popular sites such as Old Faithful and the Morning Glory Pool are featured, and motor coach tours are advertised (several images of Lincoln touring cars). View more info

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The Nature Calendar: Wild Flowers

By: N/A

Price: $15.00  $12.00

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

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

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

By: N/A

Price: $15.00  $12.00

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 ... View more info

Image for 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.

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

Image for The Changing Year; Being Poems and Pictures of Life and Nature

The Changing Year; Being Poems and Pictures of Life and Nature

By: N/A

Price: $30.00  $24.00

Publisher: Cassell, Petter, Gaplin & Co.: 1883

Seller ID: 2276914

Condition: Very Good


Spine head and spine base and corners lightly rubbed, a few minor spots to boards, light stain along rear top page edges, ink name on second blank. 1883 Large Hardcover. 192 pp. A collection of poetry about nature and the changing year. Copious black-and-white illustrations throughout. View more info

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The Hudson River

By: N/A

Price: $10.00  $8.00

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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The Serpents of Paradise: A Reader

By: Abbey, Edward; Macrae, John

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Henry, Holt and Company: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2284473

ISBN: 0805031324

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Remainder mark. 1995 Hard Cover. 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 chronologicall... View more info

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How to Know the American Marine Shells

By: Abbott, R. Tucker

Price: $3.00  $2.40

Publisher: Signet: 1961

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2066725

Condition: Good


First printing. Binding fragile, wrappers and pages toned. 1961 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 222 pp. A new guide to the most abundant and colorful shells of our Atlantic and Pacific coasts. Includes 12 color photographic plates View more info

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Kingdom of the Seashell

By: Abbott, R. Tucker

Price: $5.00  $4.00

Publisher: Rutledge: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2067066

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An exceptional copy. 1988 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. 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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Nature through the Seasons

By: Adams, Richard; Hooper, Max

Price: $6.00  $4.80

Publisher: Simon and Schuster: 1975

Seller ID: 2263102

ISBN: 0671221078

Condition: Good


Top edge of jacket very lightly rubbed, jacket faintly toned. Spine slightly cocked, boards slightly bowed, pages very faintly toned. 1975 Hard Cover. 108 pp. Illustrated by David A. Goddard. Describes the animals, birds, trees, and flowers that the amateur naturalist is likely to encounter in each season. View more info

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Sea-Beach at Ebb-Tide

By: Arnold, Augusta Foote

Price: $4.00  $3.20

Publisher: Dover Publications, Inc.: 1968

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2066787

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: $13.00  $10.40

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. We have more books available by this author!. 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 ... View more info

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The Audubon Folio: 30 Great Bird Paintings

By: Audubon, John James; Dock, George

Price: $125.00  $100.00

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.: 1964

Seller ID: 2279332

Condition: Near Fine


Stiff cardstock portfolio containing 27 of the 30 prints (missing mourning dove, whippoorwill, and catbird) with duplicates of the passenger pigeon and the yellow-breasted chat, with a softcover volume providing historical text and descriptions of each by George Dock, Jr., and the original shipping box. 1964 Large Softcover. A collection of color reproductions of Audubon's extremely influential watercolor paintings of birds, with introductory text by George Dock, Jr. View more info

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Selected Journals and Other Writings (Penguin Nature Classics)

By: Audubon, John James; Forkner, Ben

Price: $9.00  $7.20

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1996

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2195122

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 individu... 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  $48.00

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... View more info

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Genesee River (Postcard History Series)

By: Babbitt, John & Sue; Braack, Craig R.

Price: $11.00  $8.80

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199809

ISBN: 0738597821

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Near fine. 2012 Trade Paperback. 127 pp. One of the few rivers in the United States running south to north, the Genesee River was the result of the last great ice sheet that covered New York roughly 10,000 years ago. The Seneca Nation fished and hunted along the river, important to New York since the beginnings of time. In the early 1800s, it served as a source of waterpower for numerous industries. It provided water for early canals, and when the canals g... View more info

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The Polar World (Geographies for Advanced Study Series)

By: Baird, Patrick D.

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Longman: 1964

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 1966137

Condition: Near Fine


1971 3rd printing. Includes original jacket. Jacket edges lightly rubbed.Near Fine. 1964 Hard Cover. xvi, 328 pp. 8vo. Maps and black & white photographs throughout. From the jacket: ... the first comprehensive treatment for some years of the Arctic and Antarctic regions, their lands and seas, the history of their exploration and their economic and political significance in the modern world. Profusely illustrated with original maps and diagrams and photographs, this work... View more info

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Shells of Land and Water

By: Baker, Frank Collins

Price: $10.00  $8.00

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  $16.00

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

Image for The Avifauna of Micronesia, Its Origin, Evolution, and Distribution (University of Kansas Publications Museum of Natural History, Volume 3, No. 1, June 12, 1951)

The Avifauna of Micronesia, Its Origin, Evolution, and Distribution (University of Kansas Publications Museum of Natural History, Volume 3, No. 1, June 12, 1951)

By: Baker, Rollin H.

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: University of Kansas: 1951

Seller ID: 2208490

Condition: Very Good


Ink stamp on front wrapper, title page, and top page ridge; wrappers and spine lightly toned. 1951 Soft Cover. 359 pp. Volume 3, No. 1, June 12, 1951. Includes 16 figures in text. CONTENTS: Introduction; Description of Micronesia: Climate, Soils, Surface Water, Vegetation; Gazetteer of the Islands of Micronesia: Mariana Islands, Palau Islands, Caroline Islands, Marshall Islands; Ornithological Exploration in Micronesia; Check-List of the Birds of Micronesia; Discussion o... View more info

Image for Georgian Bay: The Sixth Great Lake

Georgian Bay: The Sixth Great Lake

By: Barry, James P.

Price: $4.00  $3.20

Publisher: Clarke, Irwin & Company Limited: 1978

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2048814

Condition: Very Good


Revised edition. Spine faded, single faint spine crease. 1978 Trade Paperback. [xvi], 190 pp. Includes section of black & white photographs. An updated version of the 1968 natural history of Georgian Bay, with recent information on fishing, the area and the environment. 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  $16.00

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  $4.00

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

Image for Plant Form: An Illustrated Guide to Flowering Plant Morphology

Plant Form: An Illustrated Guide to Flowering Plant Morphology

By: Bell, Adrian D.

Price: $35.00  $28.00

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 a... View more info

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The Book of Natural History

By: Bender, Lionel

Price: $5.00  $4.00

Publisher: Shooting Star Press: 1994

Seller ID: 2205017

Condition: Very Good


Boards lightly rubbed. 1994 Hard Cover. Explores the world of plants, insects, and other life forms! View more info

Image for A Manual of American and European Butterflies and Moths: Reproduced  in Natural Colors, with Their Common and Scientific Names

A Manual of American and European Butterflies and Moths: Reproduced in Natural Colors, with Their Common and Scientific Names

By: Beutenmuller, William

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: Funk & Wagnalls Company: 1906

Seller ID: 1795578

Condition: Very Good


Jacket lightly toned & rubbed, pages clean.Good. 1906 Small Softcover. A manual to identify moths and butterflies with 24 beautiful color plates and an index of names. View more info

Image for October Farm: From the Concord Journals and Diaries of William Brewster

October Farm: From the Concord Journals and Diaries of William Brewster

By: Brewster, William; Barbour, T.; French, Daniel Chester

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Harvard University Press: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2280917

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Lacks jacket. Boards lightly rubbed with light stain on back corner. 1937 Hard Cover. 297 pp. Black and white photographs. A transcription of journals and diaries by the early American settler, with a foreword by T. Barbour and an introduction by Daniel Chester French. 'October Farm' was the name that William Brewster, one of the greatest American ornithologists, gave to his beautiful estate in Concord, Massachusetts. We have transferred the name to this d... View more info

Image for Concord River: Selections from the Journals of William Brewster

Concord River: Selections from the Journals of William Brewster

By: Brewster, William; Dexter, Smith O.

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Harvard University Press: 1937

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2287037

Condition: Near Fine


First thus. No jacket. ink name on front endpaper recto and verso. 1937 Hard Cover. vi, 258 pp. Deckled edge. Illustrated by Frank W. Benson. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: William Brewster (July 5, 1851 – July 11, 1919) was an American ornithologist. He co-founded the American Ornithologists' Union (AOU) and was an early naturalist and conservationist.[1] View more info

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Roadless Area

By: Brooks, Paul

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1951119

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Very good in good jacket. Owner bookplate on half-title page, jacket price clipped, jacket toned, jacket edges rubbed with some loss along top edge. 1964 Hard Cover. xiii, 259, [1] pp. 8vo. The thirty-third book to win the John Burroughs Medal for excellence in natural history. The adventures of a man and wife in the American wilderness and other remote places, from the Alaskan tundra to the game reserves of East Africa. View more info