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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


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

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

Seller ID: 2178571


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


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


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

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Story of Old Elm in Boston Common.

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: John Wilson and Son.: 1876

Seller ID: 2266077


Pages unopened, minor loss from corners of rear wrapper. 1876 Soft Cover. 23, [1] pp. A celebration of the old elm in Boston Common, including an engraving of the tree as it appeared in 1855, with reference to a number of historical events that took place nearby. 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


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 Slickrock: The Canyon Country of Southeast Utah

Slickrock: The Canyon Country of Southeast Utah

By: Abbey, Edward

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Sierra Club: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2174887


First edition. Edges stained. 1971 Large Hardcover. 143, [1] pp. A photographic account of Escalante basin, with text by Edward Abbey (author of Desert Solitaire, and photographs by Philip Hyde. 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


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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How to Collect Shells: A Symposium

By: Abbott, R. Tucker

Price: $4.00

Publisher: American Malacological Union: 1955

Seller ID: 2067041


1955 Stapled Binding. We have more books available by this author!. 75, [7] pp. A complete guide for shell collecting. View more info

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American Seashells (The New Illustrated Naturalist)

By: Abbott, R. Tucker

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Van Nostrand: 1955

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 2067065


5th printing. Jacket shows some wear.Good. 1955 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiv, 541 pp. A guide to the shells of the Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf shores of the United States and Canada, Central America, and the Islands of the Caribbean. Color and black-and-white plates, black-and-white illustrations in text. 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


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

Publisher: Simon and Schuster: 1975

Seller ID: 2263102


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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The Mississippi and the Making of a Nation, from the Louisiana Purchase to Today

By: Ambrose, Stephen E.; Brinkley, Douglas G.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: National Geographic: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200642


First edition. Minor wear to corners. 2002 Large Hardcover. 273 pp. Oblong, 9 3/8 x 11. On a map, the Mississippi River cuts America neatly in half coursing from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico and separating East from West. But the Mississippi is in fact the 'spine of our nation,' says Stephen Ambrose. It knits the nation together and connects the heartland to the world. It is our great natural wonder, a priceless treasure bought for a fledgling America by the visionary... View more info

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The Ancient World; or, Picturesque Sketches of Creation.

By: Ansted, D.T.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Lea & Blanchard: 1847

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2203470


First edition. Owner bookplate of Eliza Coleman on front endpaper, page ridges and endpapers faintly foxed. 1847 Hard Cover. xi, 382, [24] pp. 8vo. A geological prehistory of the Earth, beginning before the introduction of life and continuing through the tertiary period. KEYWORDS: GEOLOGY PREHISTORIC SCIENCE ANCIENT WORLD EVOLUTION LIFE BIOLOGY GEOLOGIC EPOCHS 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


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


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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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


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

Publisher: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2208610


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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The Birds of America

By: Audubon, John James; Vogt, William

Price: $75.00

Publisher: The Macmillan Company: 1946

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 2266379


5th printing. Near fine in very good jacket. Jacket edges rubbed with minimal loss and tears to corners, jacket spine toned, front jacket flap corners trimmed. 1946 Large Hardcover. xxvi, 435 pp. Numerous beautifully designed color plates reproduced from the elephant folio edition of Audubon's masterwork, the original printing of which is among the most valuable books ever sold.  John James Audubon (April 26, 1785 – January 27, 1851) was a French-American ornithologis... View more info

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Genesee River (Postcard History Series)

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

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199809


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

Image for The Hudson River: From Ocean to Source - Historical -- Legendary -- Picturesque

The Hudson River: From Ocean to Source - Historical -- Legendary -- Picturesque

By: Bacon, Edgar Mayhew

Price: $50.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons / The Knickerbocker Press: 1902

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266211


First edition. Lacks map (no pocket, it's possible the map was not bound in with this copy upon publication). Ink name and date on front endpaper, edges a bit rubbed. 1902 Hard Cover. xii, [2], 590, [4] pp. 8vo. A natural history of the Hudson River and surrounding land, with black-and-white photographic plates and reproductions of historical illustrations throughout. 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


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

Publisher: A.W. Mumford: 1903

Seller ID: 2067053


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


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 Gift of the Year

By: Baker, May Allread

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Brethren Press: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2207034


First edition. Ink note to front endpaper. A nice copy.One-inch tear to top edge of jacket rear. 1964 Hard Cover. 219 pp. An alert and informed observer and an interested student of the natural world, Mrs. Baker has a special--but by no means exclusive--fondness for things that are alive: birds, insects, dogs and other animals, flowers, trees, and people. Writing about the natural world, she displays and leads her readers to share an appreciation for it as the handiwork ... View more info

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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

Publisher: University of Kansas: 1951

Seller ID: 2208490


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

Publisher: Clarke, Irwin & Company Limited: 1978

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2048814


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


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


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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Nonsuch: Land of Water

By: Beebe, William

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Harcourt, Brace and Company: 1932

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 1914786


Wartime reprint with paper conservation statement on copyright page. Jacket toned, edges lightly rubbed with minor loss from spine ends. 1932 Hard Cover. xi, 259 pp. 8vo. The story of the Bermuda island of Nonsuch, which served as Beebe's headquarters during three years of scientific study in the surrounding waters. View more info