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Tropical Storm Agnes!

By: N/A

Price: $9.00

Publisher: United States Army Corps of Engineers: 1972

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2005575

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. 1972 Large Softcover. Unpaginated. Oblong. Stapled binding. An account of Tropical Storm Agnes in 1972, with color and black & white photographs throughout. View more info

Image for Modern Mechanix and Inventions, April 1935, Volume XIII, Number 6

Modern Mechanix and Inventions, April 1935, Volume XIII, Number 6

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Modern Mechanix: 1935

Seller ID: 2204987

Condition: Good


One inch tear to spine head, ink name, pages toned. 1935 Stapled Binding. 154 pp. CONTENTS: Building Stratosphere Air-Liners, by Allan Lockheed; Knock Down Monuments with Feathers, by Nic Sprank in Oddities of Science; American Railroads Challenge Speed Records; Racing Time for News Scoops, by Robert L. Frey; How I Judge Championship Fights, by General J.V. Clinnin; Get Cash for Puzzle Solutions - Furniture Contest Winners Get $125.00; Electrical City Built Without Chimn... View more info

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Rollo's Philosophy [Air] (The Rollo Series)

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Sheldon & Company: 1868

Seller ID: 2205135

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, ink note to front endpaper, corners bumped. 1868 Small Hard Cover. 192 pp. The main design in view, in the discussions which are offered to the juvenile world, under the title of The Rollo Philosophy, relates rather to their effect upon the little reader's habits of thinking, reasoning, and observation, than to the additions they may make to his stock of knowledge.CONTENTS: Lost in the snow; Flying; Valve Making; Experiments; Pressure; Ballooning; Philosophica... View more info

Image for The Mentor: January 1925 (Serial No. 263), March 1925 (Serial No. 265), April 1925 (Serial No. 266), September 1925 (Serial No. 271), October 1925 (Serial No. 272) (5-Volume Set)

The Mentor: January 1925 (Serial No. 263), March 1925 (Serial No. 265), April 1925 (Serial No. 266), September 1925 (Serial No. 271), October 1925 (Serial No. 272) (5-Volume Set)

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Crowell Publishing Company: 1925

Seller ID: 2260201

Condition: Very Good


Five-volume set of The Mentor: January 1925 (Serial No. 263)--one inch tear along spine-base; March 1925 (Serial No. 265)--spine lightly bumped; April 1925 (Serial No. 266)---light smudge to rear wrapper; September 1925 (Serial No. 271)--quarter-inch tear to top edge of front wrapper, two small surface tears to front wrapper; October 1925 (Serial No. 272)--very good. 64, 74, 62, 66, 72 pp. Five-volume set of The Mentor: January 1925 (Serial No. 263): Romance of Rings, by... View more info

Image for The Geographical Reader and Primer: A Series of Journeys Round the World (Based upon Guyot's Introduction) with Primary Lessons (New England Edition)

The Geographical Reader and Primer: A Series of Journeys Round the World (Based upon Guyot's Introduction) with Primary Lessons (New England Edition)

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: American Book Company: 1882

Seller ID: 2275161

Condition: Very Good


Edges rubbed, pencil notes on rear endpapers. 1882 Hard Cover. vi, 298 pp. Includes color maps and black-and-white images. CONTENTS: Part I - Introduction; North America: United States - The Atlantic Plain, The Appalachian Mountains, The Central Plain, The Mississippi, The Hudson, The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence, Lake Champlain and Adirondacks, New England, Rocky Mountain Country, The Table-land, California - Northern Lands - Southern Lands; South America: Amazon and Se... View more info

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Floods and High Water, 1936: Pennsylvania's Greatest Flood Disaster in Pictures

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Telegraph Press: 1936

Seller ID: 2265079

Condition: Very Good


Front wrapper creased, edges lightly rubbed. 1936 Soft Cover. Unpaginated. A collection of black-and-white photographs of the Pittsburgh flood of 1936. On March 17 and 18, 1936, the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania witnessed the worst flood in its history when flood levels peaked at 46 feet (14 m). This flood became known as The Great St. Patrick’s Day flood, and also affected other areas of the Mid-Atlantic on both sides of the Eastern Continental Divide. View more info

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... View more info

Image for Yellowstone through the Gallatin Gateway: The Milwaukee Road

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 ... 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

Condition: Very Good


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

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 Herbs: Guide to Plants, 500 Photographs, Recipes and Crafts (Cornerstones)

Herbs: Guide to Plants, 500 Photographs, Recipes and Crafts (Cornerstones)

By: N/A

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Weldon Owen: 2011

Seller ID: 2275502

ISBN: 174252107X

Condition: Near Fine


Spine creased. 2011 Small Softcover. 320 pp. This handy book provides all the information you need to grow, harvest, and use popular herbs. Comprehensive, full-color, 200-page herb directory Culinary and medicinal uses Tips on companion planting Recipes for herbal handicrafts, remedies, and aromatherapy. 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

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

Image for The Genesee Farmer, January, 1851. Vol. XII. No. 1. - 12.

The Genesee Farmer, January, 1851. Vol. XII. No. 1. - 12.

By: N/A

Price: $125.00

Publisher: The Genesee Farmer: 1851

Seller ID: 2205712

Condition: Good


Front and end matter, fore-edge margin, and a few text pages foxed. 1851 Soft Cover. [9]-292, [2] pp. Shoestring-bound sammelband of twelve issues of The Genesee Farmer, reinforced with wood. An important mid-19th century agricultural periodical published in Rochester, New York. Collected articles on farming, livestock, and other rural concerns, with engraved illustrations throughout.KEYWORDS: EPHEMERA AGRICULTURE FARMING FARM LIFE GENESEE VALLEY View more info

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Farmer's & Housekeeper's Cyclopaedia, 1888: A Complete Reference Library

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Crossing PRess: 1978

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2275497

Condition: Good


1978 reissue of 1888 original. Spine lightly creased, wrappers lightly rubbed. x, 644 pp. 1978 reissue of 1888 original. Farmer's & Housekeeper's Cyclopaedia. A Complete Ready Reference Library for Farmers, Gardeners, Fruit Growers, Stockmen and Housekeepers, Containing a Large Fund of Useful Information, Facts, Hints and Suggestions, in the Various Departments of Agriculture, Horticulture, Live Stock Raising, Poultry Keeping, Bee Keeping, Dairy Farming, Fertilizers, Rur... View more info

Image for A Treatise on the Manufacture, Imitation, Adulteration, and Reduction of Foreign Wines, Brandies, Gins, Rums, Etc. Etc., including 'Old Rye' Whiskey, 'Old Rye Monongahela,' 'Wheat,' and 'Bourbon' Whiskeys, Fancy Brandies, Cordials, and Domestic Liquors. Based upon the 'French System.'

A Treatise on the Manufacture, Imitation, Adulteration, and Reduction of Foreign Wines, Brandies, Gins, Rums, Etc. Etc., including 'Old Rye' Whiskey, 'Old Rye Monongahela,' 'Wheat,' and 'Bourbon' Whiskeys, Fancy Brandies, Cordials, and Domestic Liquors. Based upon the 'French System.'

By: A Practical Chemist, and Experienced Liquor Dealer.

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Published for the Author: 1860

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266630

Condition: Very Good


Rebound in navy blue buckram, with gilt titles and rules on spine. Original green endpapers retained, and somewhat faded along edges. 1860 Hard Cover. xii, 208, [8] pp. An pre-American Civil War guide to the commercial production of wine and spirits, with scientific explanations related to the fermentation and distillation processes, and recipes for a variety of styles of wine, whiskey, brandy, gin, etc. View more info

Image for The Journey Home: Some Words in Defense of the American West

The Journey Home: Some Words in Defense of the American West

By: Abbey, Edward

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Plume: 1991

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2274376

ISBN: 0452265622

Condition: Very Good


Spine creased, faint stain to top page ridge, pages lightly toned. 1991 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xiv, 242 pp.The Journey Home ranges from the surreal cityscapes of Hoboken and Manhattan to the solitary splendor of the deserts and mountains of the Southwest. It is alive with ranchers, dam builders, kissing bugs, and mountain lions. In a voice edged with chagrin, Edward Abbey offers a portrait of the American West that we’ll not soon... View more info

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Slickrock: The Canyon Country of Southeast Utah

By: Abbey, Edward

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Sierra Club: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2174887

Condition: Good


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

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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How to Collect Shells: A Symposium

By: Abbott, R. Tucker

Price: $4.00

Publisher: American Malacological Union: 1955

Seller ID: 2067041

Condition: Very Good


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

Condition: Very Good


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

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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The Ig Nobel Prizes: The Annals of Improbable Research

By: Abrahams, Marc

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Dutton: 2003

Seller ID: 2267894

ISBN: 0525947531

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed. 2003 Hard Cover. A tribute to a range of tongue-in-cheek contributions to the scientific community honors a professor who theorized that toast always falls butter-side down, a southern Baptist church that identified the number of Alabama residents going to hell, and the Australian who successfully patented the wheel. View more info

Image for A Treatise on Adulterations of Food, and Culinary Poinsons. Exhibiting the Fraudulent Sophistications of Bread, Beer, Wine, Spiritous Liquors, Tea, Coffee, Cream, Confectionery, Vinegar, Mustard, Pepper, Cheese, Olive Oil, Pickles, and Other Articles Employed in Domestic Economy. And Methods of Detecting Them. (From the Mallinckrodt Collection of Food Classics, Volume II)

A Treatise on Adulterations of Food, and Culinary Poinsons. Exhibiting the Fraudulent Sophistications of Bread, Beer, Wine, Spiritous Liquors, Tea, Coffee, Cream, Confectionery, Vinegar, Mustard, Pepper, Cheese, Olive Oil, Pickles, and Other Articles Employed in Domestic Economy. And Methods of Detecting Them. (From the Mallinckrodt Collection of Food Classics, Volume II)

By: Accum, F.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Mallinckrodt: 1966

Seller ID: 2259852

Condition: Good


Modern reissue of very early (1820) culinary work. Good copy in good slipcase. Slipcase edges rubbed. Pages foxed. 1966 Trade Paperback. xii, 269 pp. A Treatise on Adulterations of Food, and Culinary Poinsons. Exhibiting the Fraudulent Sophistications of Bread, Beer, Wine, Spiritous Liquors, Tea, Coffee, Cream, Confectionery, Vinegar, Mustard, Pepper, Cheese, Olive Oil, Pickles, and Other Articles Employed in Domestic Economy. And Methods of Detecting Them. (From the Mal... View more info

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A Natural History of Love

By: Ackerman, Diane

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Random House: 1994

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2268725

ISBN: 0679403477

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. 1994 Hard Cover. xxiii, 358 pp. The bestselling author of A Natural History of the Senses now explores the allure of adultery, the appeal of aphrodisiacs, and the cult of the kiss. Enchantingly written and stunningly informed, this audaciously brilliant romp through the world of romantic love (Washington Post Book World) is the next best thing to love itself. View more info

A Slender Thread: Rediscovering Hope at the Heart of Crisis

By: Ackerman, Diane

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Vintage Books / Random House, Inc.: 1998

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 1314704

Condition: Good


First printing. Single light spine crease, faint crease down front cover. 1998 Trade Paperback. 320 pp. Diane Ackerman, the prizewinning, bestselling author of A Natural History of the Senses, volunteers every week at a local crisis center, where people call in anonymously, strung out, desperate, imploring, or hostile, holding on to hope through a phone line. Her secret life spent with callers is shocking, funny, stressful, healing, and inspiring. So, too, is her life in... View more info

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Pendulum: Leon Foucault and the Triumph of Science

By: Aczel, Amir D.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Atria Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202651

ISBN: 0743464788

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Pages lightly toned.Near Fine. 2003 Hard Cover. x, 275 pp. In 1851, struggling, self-taught physicist Léon Foucault performed a dramatic demonstration inside the Panthéon in Paris. By tracking a pendulum's path as it swung repeatedly across the interior of the large ceremonial hall, Foucault offered the first definitive proof -- before an audience that comprised the cream of Parisian society, including the future emperor, Napoleon III -- that the earth r... 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

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

Image for The Most Beautiful Molecule: The Discovery of the Buckyball

The Most Beautiful Molecule: The Discovery of the Buckyball

By: Aldersey-Williams, Hugh

Price: $10.00

Publisher: John Wiley: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2272688

ISBN: 047119333X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Ink name on front endpaper. 1997 Hard Cover. Ten years ago, the discovery of buckminsterfullerene, a previously unknown form of carbon, stunned the scientific community, as much for the discovery itself as for the manner in which it came about. In the words of author Hugh Aldersey-Williams, it was an example ofclassic bootleg science. The work was done on the back of other, funded projects, and when time would allow. Yet its commercial implications are pro... View more info