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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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Yellowstone through the Gallatin Gateway: The Milwaukee Road

By: N/A

Price: $75.00

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

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

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 ch... 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

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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How to Know the American Marine Shells

By: Abbott, R. Tucker

Price: $3.00

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

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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Sea-Beach at Ebb-Tide

By: Arnold, Augusta Foote

Price: $4.00

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

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 Sea had been born. ...explores the history and current state of this fascinating region, which became the cradle of civilizat... View more info

The Original Water-Color Paintings by John James Audubon for The Birds of America

By: Audubon, John James; Davidson, Marshall B.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Crown Publishers Inc.: 1966

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2294304

ISBN: 0517067366

Condition: Very Good


Crown reissue of American Heritage original. Jacket rubbed and a bit foxed with some loss along flap edges and spine base. 1966 Large Hardcover. 431 plates, lv, [1] pp. 13 x 11. John James Audubon (April 26, 1785 – January 27, 1851) was a French-American ornithologist, naturalist, hunter, and painter. He painted, cataloged, and described the birds of North America in a form far superior to what had gone before. Born in Haiti and raised in France as a youth, in his embrace of America, and his outsize personality and achievements, he represented the new American people of the United States. View more info

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Selected Journals and Other Writings (Penguin Nature Classics)

By: Audubon, John James; Forkner, Ben

Price: $9.00

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 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 Polar World (Geographies for Advanced Study Series)

By: Baird, Patrick D.

Price: $10.00

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 is the result of the author's first-hand experience, particularly of the Canadian Arctic, and of extensive research into Rus... 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

Image for Georgian Bay: The Sixth Great Lake

Georgian Bay: The Sixth Great Lake

By: Barry, James P.

Price: $4.00

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

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

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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Plant Form: An Illustrated Guide to Flowering Plant Morphology

By: Bell, Adrian D.

Price: $35.00

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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The Book of Natural History

By: Bender, Lionel

Price: $5.00

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

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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

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A Natural History of Animals.

By: Bigland, John

Price: $95.00

Publisher: John Grigg: 1828

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289779

Condition: Good


First edition. Lacks buffalo color plate, includes color leopard frontispiece, color fox vignette title, and other nine color plates. Rebacked with new cloth and end sheets, with original leather backstrip laid down. Boards rubbed, foxed throughout. 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

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

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 delightful book, which is made up of selections from the voluminous diaries he kept during practically his whole life. 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

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

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

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Jamaica and Its Butterflies

By: Brown, F. Martin; Heineman, Bernard

Price: $15.00

Publisher: E.W. Classey Limited: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2291035

ISBN: 0900848448

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Boards edges slightly faded, otherwise an exceptional copy. 1972 Large Hardcover. 478 pp. 11 x 8 7/8. Color frontispiece, 10 color plates, 7 figures (6 depicting wing areas and venation, 1 of Libytheana carinenta ternea), 4 maps in text, map illustrated endpapers. CONTENTS: Acknowledgments; Foreword; Prologue; 1. The Jamaican Scene; 2. The Early Collectors; 3. Present-Day Collecting; 4. Butterfly Anatomy and Biology; 5. Chief Butterfly Habitats of Jamaica; 6. Zoogeography; 7. The Butterflies of Jamaica; Abbreviations; Color Plates; Bibliography; Glossary; Check-List; Index to Sc... View more info

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Encounters with Arctic Animals

By: Bruemmer, Fred

Price: $7.00

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Ryerson Limited: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1968083

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Includes original jacket. Lightly rubbed, jacket lightly toned. 1972 Large Hardcover. 254 pp. Color and black & white photographs and commentary about the various species of animals living in the Arctic regions. Bibliography of numerous works on the Arctic follows text. View more info

Image for The Writings of John Burroughs, with Portraits and Many Illustrations, in Fifteen [15] Volumes: Wake Robin; Winter Sunshine; Birds and Poets; Locusts and Wild Honey; Pepacton; Fresh Fields; Signs and Seasons; Indoor Studies; Riverby; Whitman; The Light of Day; Literary Values; Far and Near; Ways of Nature; Leaf and Tendril (Riverby Edition)

The Writings of John Burroughs, with Portraits and Many Illustrations, in Fifteen [15] Volumes: Wake Robin; Winter Sunshine; Birds and Poets; Locusts and Wild Honey; Pepacton; Fresh Fields; Signs and Seasons; Indoor Studies; Riverby; Whitman; The Light of Day; Literary Values; Far and Near; Ways of Nature; Leaf and Tendril (Riverby Edition)

By: Burroughs, John

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1908

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2268253

Condition: Very Good


Spine of final volume and boards of a few volumes soiled, bottom marginal corner of volume eleven pages lightly stained. 1908 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Complete in fifteen volumes, though additional volumes were released subsequently -- at the time of publication in 1908, this set comprised Burroughs entire body of work. Original green cloth, gilt titles & decorations, top edge gilt. Each volume includes black & white frontispiece and several photographic plates. John Burroughs was an influential naturalist in the 19th and early 20th century, particularly in his... View more info

Image for Burt's Illustrated Guide of the Connecticut Valley, Containing Descriptions of Mount Holyoke, Mount Mansfield, White Mountains, Lake Memphremagog, Lake Willoughby, Montreal, Quebec, &c.

Burt's Illustrated Guide of the Connecticut Valley, Containing Descriptions of Mount Holyoke, Mount Mansfield, White Mountains, Lake Memphremagog, Lake Willoughby, Montreal, Quebec, &c.

By: Burt, Henry M.

Price: $160.00

Publisher: New England Publishing Company: 1866

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2193803

Condition: Fair


Boards stained and warped, pages lightly stained throughout (does not obscure text), spine cocked, fold-out map preceding text included. A good candidate for rebinding. 1866 Hard Cover. vi, 235, [5] pp. 8vo. Two duotone color plates, engraved illustrations throughout. Fold-out map of Connecticut Valley precedes text. Includes early railroad timetables, accounts of towns, landscapes, railroads, churches, bridges, and other points of interest. Ads bound in following text. View more info