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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 Saturday Evening Mail, New York, January 2, 1915

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Mail and Express, Co.: 1915

Seller ID: 2268335

Condition: Near Fine


Very minor hole in pages 7-8, no other chips or tears. 1915 Magazine. 16 pp. Cover art: on the battlefield: a cross of shrapnel shells. Black-and-white photographs include: incidents of world war and a soldier prince; war in the air; nature teaching in public schools; winter-quarters life in European war; war's progress over all Europe; women in the war; with the amateur photographer; peasant homes wrecked by war; stars in new dramatic offerings. View more info

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Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume VII [7], June to November, 1853

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers Publishers: 1853

Seller ID: 2287640

Condition: Good


Board edges rubbed, bookplate on front paste-down endpaper, ink stamp on Contents page. 1853 Half-Leather. viii, 864 pp. Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume VII, June to November, 1853. Contents include: Ancient Peru--Its People and Monuments; Arlington House; Ballet Dancer; Bleak House, by Charles Dickens; Charity and Humor--A Lecture, by W.M. Thackeray; Edinburgh Review on the Influence of Novels; Fashions for June to November; Funeral Rites in Ceylon; Ghosts and Sorceresses of India; Growth of Cities in the United States; History and Incidents of the Plague in New Orleans; How Steel Pens ... View more info

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And So My Garden Grows (The Mother Goose Library)

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 1969

Seller ID: 2291335

ISBN: 0437765040

Condition: Very Good


No publisher date (circa 1969). No jacket. Board corners lightly rubbed, ink gift note on front flyleaf verso. Unpaginated. From silver bells and cockle shells to roof-top flower pots, every kind of garden grows in these pictures of 19th-Century Italy.--Rear board. Illustrations by Peter Spier. 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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Coconut Craft (Play Crafts)

By: Albrecht, Christian

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Burns & Oats/Herder and Herder: 1969

Seller ID: 2200061

Condition: Very Good


Light shelf wear, pages lightly toned. 1969 Stapled Binding. 32 pp. Several ideas for making crafts with coconut shells. Black and white and color illustrations. View more info

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Shell (Eyewitness Books)

By: Arthur, Alex

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Knopf: 1989

Seller ID: 2278980

ISBN: 0394822560

Condition: Very Good


Light foxing to page ridge. 1989 Hard Cover. Arthur showcases varieties of shelled mollusks, echinoderms, crustaceans, turtles, tortoises, and terrapins, illustrating how shells and pearls form and comparing species that inhabit such different environments as freshwater bodies and coral reefs. Stunning close-up photos and detailed captions will attract browsers and researchers looking for information on this popular subject. 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

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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 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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Om Limfjordens Tidligere Og Nuvarende Marine Fauna, Med Sarligt Hensyn Til Bloddyrfaunaen

By: Collin, Jonas

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Kjobenhavn: 1884

Seller ID: 2067028

Condition: Good


Wrappers toned, minor loss from spine head & foot, light stain to base of plate page. 1884 Trade Paperback. 168, [1] pp. Danish text on marine biology. View more info

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Jump Rope Rhymes for Vineyard Kids

By: Cornell, Liz

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Studio Books & Prints: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author. Signed by illustrator

Seller ID: 2282730

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Presentation copy - signed by author and illustrator and inscribed, For Janet Westerberg, Nov. 14 '92. Numbered 1370 of 1500 copies. Rear wrapper very faintly foxed. 1992 Stapled Binding. Unpaginated. Illustrated by William Blakesley. A collection of rhymes to say while jumping rope. Rhymes include: Gingerbread Houses; Fishing; Sea Shells; Island Queen; Kites; Catch of the Day; Mad Martha's; Ferry Boats; Flying Horses; Band Concert. View more info

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A Collector's Guide to Sea Shells

By: Eisenberg, Jerome M.

Price: $3.00

Publisher: The Collector's Cabinet: 1971

Seller ID: 2202505

Condition: Good


Wrappers rubbed. 1971 Stapled Binding. 24 pp. The 201 species in this catalog are the author's choice of a representative collection of the more than 90,000 different species of sea shells of the world, with emphasis on the more colorful and exotic shells of the Indo-Pacific region. View more info

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Bivalve Molluscs and Sedimentation Conditions [Russian Text]

By: Hecker, R.F.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Nauka: 1973

Seller ID: 2066752

Condition: Very Good


Fold-outs charts laid in. 1973 Hard Cover. 163 pp. Russian-language text on bivalve molluscs. View more info

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Snegle Og Muslinger

By: Langer, Torben W.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: J. Fr. Clausens Forlag: 1963

Seller ID: 2066742

Condition: Very Good


1963 Trade Paperback. 77, [1] pp. Dutch-language guide to snails. View more info

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Where the Cherry Tree Grew: The Story of Ferry Farm, George Washington's Boyhood Home

By: Levy, Philip

Price: $20.00

Publisher: St. Martin's Press: 2013

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2200960

ISBN: 0312641869

Condition: Near Fine


1st printing. Pages toned.Near Fine. 2013 Hard Cover. 260 pp. Noted historian pens biography of Ferry Farm?George Washington's boyhood home?and its three centuries of American historyIn 2002, Philip Levy arrived on the banks of Rappahannock River in Virginia to begin an archaeological excavation of Ferry Farm, the eight hundred acre plot of land that George Washington called home from age six until early adulthood. Six years later, Levy and his team announced their remarkable findings to the world: They had found more than Washington family objects like wig curlers, wine bottles and a tea set.... View more info

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Gift from the Sea

By: Lindbergh, Anne Morrow

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Pantheon Books: 1955

Seller ID: 2206728

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, faint smudges to front board, spine lightly toned. 1955 Hard Cover. Unpaginated. Illustrations by George W. Thompson. Gift from the Sea is a book by Anne Morrow Lindbergh first published in 1955. While on vacation on Florida's Captiva Island, Lindbergh wrote this essay-style work taking shells on the beach for inspiration, and reflecting on the lives of Americans, particularly American women, in the mid-twentieth century. She shares her meditations on youth and age; love and marriage; peace, solitude and contentment during her visit. Sometimes classified as inspirational literature,... View more info

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Days of Siege: A Journal of the Siege of Fort Stanwix in 1777

By: Lowenthal, Larry

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Eastern National: 2005

Seller ID: 2269155

ISBN: 1590910427

Condition: Fine


A fine copy. 2005 Stapled Binding. We have more books available by this author!. 64 pp. Edited with Commentary by Larry Lowenthal. The image of a young soldier-scholar sitting in his bunk and writing by candlelight while enemy shells, exploding overhead, shake dust down on his pages has always appealed to the romantic imagination - and it is an image authentic to the siege of Fort Stanwix during the Revolutionary War. Although the document in question is probably not the original and the identity of the soldier who wrote it is not certain, it is apparent that during the month of August 1777, s... View more info

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A Field Guide to Shells of the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts and the West Indies (3rd Edition) (Peterson Field Guide Series)

By: Morris, Percy A.; Clench, William J.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1975

Seller ID: 2285146

ISBN: 0395171709

Condition: Near Fine


Spine creased. 1975 Mass Market Paperback. xxviii, 330 pp. Includes 1035 shells and 1033 illustrations. This compact edition will enable the collector to identify readily the shells of eastern North America. 1035 species and subspecies of shells are found in the guide, and all but 2 of these are illustrated in a separate section containing 76 plates. Boldface subheadings point up for rapid finding important facts about range, habitat, and physical characters for the convenience of the reader. All the shells are given English common names, which in this edition precede their scientific names to... View more info

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Molluscs: An Introduction to their Form and Functions

By: Morton, J.E.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Harper: 1960

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2066768

Condition: Very Good


First paperback printing. Spine & top edge faded. 1960 Trade Paperback. 232 pp. An accurate summary of what is known concerning the ways, habits and mode of life of molluscs. View more info

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Pieces of Happiness

By: Ostby, Anne

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 2017

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2208221

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An exceptional copy. 2017 Hard Cover. When Sina, Maya, Ingrid, and Lisbeth each receive a letter in the mail posing the same question, the answer is obvious. Their old high school friend Kat—Kat the adventurer, Kat who spread her wings and took off as soon as they graduated—has extended the invitation of a lifetime: Come live with me on my cocoa farm in Fiji. Come spend the days eating chocolate and gabbing like teenagers once again, free from men, worries, and cold. Come grow old in paradise, together, as sisters. Who could say no?      Now in their sixties, the friends... View more info

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Jacques Pepin Celebrates

By: Pepin, Jacques

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2001

Seller ID: 2207594

ISBN: 0375412093

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, page ridges lightly foxed. 2001 Large Hardcover. xvi, 458 pp. With comments by Claudine Pepin, photographs by Christopher Hirsheimer, and illustrations by Jacques Pepin.A fabulous book for people who love to cook. Or for those who want to cook well and are afraid to try.To Jacques Pépin, every meal is a celebration. And his delight in creating delicious offerings for family and friends is contagious. Moreover, as he shares here the secrets of the meals he has prepared over the years, his careful instruction and his appreciation of ingredients and techniques that make a difference ... View more info

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Privileged Hands: A Scientific Life

By: Vermeij, Geerat

Price: $5.00

Publisher: W.H. Freeman: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201264

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1996 Hard Cover. xi, 297 pp. Dr. Geerat (Gary) Vermeij is one of the foremost evolutionary biologists of our time and has been blind since the age of four. Professionally, he is known for his ability to identify a shell and its provenance from its shape and texture. To Vermeij, scratches or chips on a shell are signs of having survived a struggle with a predator, what he calls the ancient arms race. Privileged Hands is no ordinary autobiography, it is the story of Dr. Vermeij's challenges and triumphs, how he sees, by moving his fingers across the surface of shells, gathering in... View more info

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Florida Marine Shells: A Guide for Collectors of Shells of the Southeastern Atlantic Coast and Gulf Coast

By: Vilas, C.N.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Tuttle: 1970

Seller ID: 2066780

Condition: Near Fine


New & enlarged edition. Jacket spine slightly faded, jacket flap corner clipped.Near Fine. 1970 Hard Cover. 170 pp. Information about and full-color photographs of the shells of Florida. View more info

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One Cent, Two Cents, Old Cent, New Cent: All About Money

By: Worth, Bonnie

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Random House: 2008

Seller ID: 2284299

ISBN: 0375828818

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 2008 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. THE CAT IN the Hat puts to rest any notion that money grows on trees in this super simple look at numismatics, the study of money and its history. Beginning with the ancient practice of bartering, the Cat explains various forms of money used in different cultures, from shells, feathers, leather, and jade to metal ingots to coins (including the smallest—the BB-like Indian fanam—and the largest—the 8-foot-wide, ship-sinking limestone ones from the Islands of Yap!), to the current king of currency, paper. Al... View more info