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Primitive Man

by Figuier, Louis

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1871
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New York: D. Aooleton and Co, 1871. Octavo. Frontispiece, 348 pages, index. After Charles Lyell's Geological Evidences of the Antiquity of Man, Figueir's work became a key idea on early man that clearly had abandoned the literal 6,000 year theory of the Garden of Eden. Franz Boas continued with all the anthropological ideas that influenced… Read more
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Sylva Sylvarum or, a Naturall Historie in Ten Centuries. [together with] New Atlantis

by Verlam, Lord Francis, 1st Vicount St. Albans [Bacon, Francis]

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Published
1639
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London: By John Haviland for William Lee, 1639. Quarto. 5th edition. Frontispiece portrait of Bacon, engraved title page and regular title page, (14)p. dedication, to the reader and table of experiments, 218pp., (21)pp, [together with] New Atlantis. A Work Unfinished. Undated title page, 43pp. (1)pp. to the reader, p. 13 and 14 misnumbered 21 and 22., p. 19 and… Read more
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1912. 18 1/2" x 14 3/4" Signed by Henry Fairfield Osborn, President, and the Secretary, Adrian Iselin Interestingly, in tiny print we learn it was produced by Tiffany and Company. Charles L. Freer (1856-1919) was an American industrialist, art collector, and patron. He is known for his… Read more
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Bully for Brontosaurus; Reflections in Natural History, Signed First Edition

by Gould, Stephen Jay

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First Edition
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Norwalk, Connecticut; (1991: Easton Press. First Edition. Octavo. 540 pages, index. signed boldly by Stephen Jay Gould. This is one of the two essays he considered best for biology teachers to read (the other is Dinosaur in a Haystack). Beautifully issued by the Easton Press is a lovely leather edition This is a book that should… Read more
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Memoirs of the American Academy (Volume 5)

by Gray, Asa, Etal

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Published
1848
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Cambridge and Boston: Metcalf and Co, 1848. Thick Quarto. Volume 3. Unopened. lxxxii, 290pp., 46 illustrations(some folding) and 1 folding chart. The plants selected were of new, rare or otherwise interesting North American plants selected from those recently brought into cultivation at the Botanic Garden of Harvard University. Besides the plants, included are North American Bryology, liverworts, footprints, fossils… Read more
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The Clever Coyote

by Young, Stanley P; Hartley H.T. Jackson

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Published
1951
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First Edition
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Harrisburg PA/Washington D.C.: Stackpole and Wildlife Management Institute, 1951. First Edition. Octavo. Color frontispiece, 411 pages, index. The first part deals with the history, habits, economic status and control of the coyote, while the second part deals with the taxonomy based on 4,505 specimens. The coyote is a North American creature which usually weights 18-30 pounds but… Read more
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Headquarters, Department of the Army, October 1957 But [1959]. Octavo. 285pp., This manual was written for the soldier in mind but, is extremely useful for surviving cold, heat, hunting, war or natural disaster or simply someone who wants to know survival tactics. Illustrated with several drawings plants and animals and their uses along with how to catch and cook… Read more
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Washington, DC, (1965, 1967 and 1970): US Goverment Printing Office. Thick Quarto. . In three volumes. illustrated throughout in color and black and white. This is the most important work on the subject. The scope of this work is truly comprehensive and includes references to all published work which has appeared since antiquity. Over 3,000 pages and the set… Read more
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The Wild Sheep of the World with a chapter on Hunting By John H. Batten

by Valdez, Raul

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Published
1982
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First Edition
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Mesilla, New Mexico: Wild Sheep and Goat International, 1982. First Edition. Quarto. 186 pages, index, bibliography. This is the first comprehensive survey of the world's wild sheep written by a zoologist since 1898. More than 12 years of field and laboratory research went into its preparation. It includes the classification, anatomical attributes, distribution, life histories and geographical diversity of… Read more
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Game in the Desert, (Limited and signed)

by O'Connor, Jack

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Limited Edition
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New York; (1939): The Derrydale Press. Limited Edition. Quarto. Limited to 950 copies, the present copy is #639 signed by the author. Unopened, printed on fine hand-made paper, color frontispiece, 298 pages, select bibliography, illustrated by T.J. Harter. When Ernest E. Lee sought to locate the El Tigre (the Mexican Jaguar), which were thought only to be south of… Read more
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image of Seven Wonderlands of the American West; Being the notes of a Traveler Concerning the Various Pilgrimages to the Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Canyon National Park, Zion National Park....and the Petrified Forests of Arizona

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Boston; (1925): L.C. Page Company. First Edition. Large Octavo. First printing. 352 pages, index, with thirty-two reproductions in color from original paintings by Thomas Moran, ad Henry H. Ragg along with twenty-four half-tones from photographs, also maps of the National Parks covered by this book. After showing his painting of the Inner Gorge, he details Moran's visit… Read more
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Ned Brewster's Bear Hunt

by Hawkins, Chauncey J.

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Published
1913
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First Edition
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Boston: Little, Brown and Co, 1913. First Edition. Octavo. . 285 pages, (3)pp. ads at rear. Photographs of his time in the New Brunswick woods with bears as he hunts bears with a camera. This adventure book was aimed at boys in early 20th century America and became a classic on photography in the wilderness. There… Read more
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London: For T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1808. Octavo. Third edition in two volumes, 344pp., illustrated by Samuel Alken with 17 illustrations, 362pp. 14 oval tinted engravings and full page etchings and 1 folding map of the forest. The tinting (aquatint or wash) was the author's way of taking away the glaring rawness of the white paper and… Read more
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London: Simpkin and Marshall, 1858. First Edition. Quarto. As Sowerby noted the work contains 700 figures on 24 plates with each item hand colored each with a printed explanatory leaf, and all with original tissue guards. Orig. gilt & blind stamped red pebbled cloth. On front endpaper is seal of Sowerby's shop and bound in at rear is… Read more
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London: Willis and Sotheran, 1866. Octavo. 234pp., A new and entirely revised edition, with ancient and modern appellations, synonyms, localities, etc. by Sylvanus Hanley. Illustrated with 46 full page hand-colored plates (includes the 8 supplemental plates) all with tissue guards present. Bound in 3/4 green morocco over marbled paper covered boards with matching endpapers, raised bands, compartment lettered and… Read more
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The Mentality of Apes

by Kohler, Professor Dr. Ludwig Von (trans. By Dr. W. R. Dittmar)

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Published
1925
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London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner and Co, 1925. Octavo. Second Revised Edition, 342 pages.translated by Ella Winter. 9 leaves of plates, 19 figures. This remains a classic work since the repetition of his initial experiments has been replicated as late at 2013 when a female chimpanzee made the same correct choice in 238 out of 250 tests… Read more
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Report of the Director of the United States Geological Survey

by Powell, John Wesley; Clarence e Dutton; Joseph Story Curtis; Albert Williams; Charles Ablathar White Angelo Hellprin, John Adams Ryder, Israel C Russell

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Published
1884
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First Edition
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Washington, DC: G.P.O., 1884. First Edition. Quarto. [8], vii-xxxii, 473 pages, 85 plates (7 double, 5 folded) illustrations (some in color), maps. The largest part is devoted to Hawaiian volcanoes on pages 80-219. Besides maps of all the major islands, it deals with the major eruptions and its effect on the population. There is also a report on the… Read more
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Cambridge, MA; (1854): Peter P. Good Jr.. Octavo. In two volumes, a new edition, revised and enlarged, engraved title page, half-title and regular title page, containing 96 colored plates each with blank page prior to plate itself to ward off any off-setting to the previous text, 2 additional color plates of the vegetable kingdom numbered 99 and 100. with… Read more
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The Natural History of Plants, Their Forms, Growth, Reproductions, and Distribution

by Oliver, F.W. And Anton Kerner Von Mailaun

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First Edition
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London; 1894 and 1895: Blackie & Sons Limited. First Edition. Thick Quartos. First edition in English from the German of Anton Kerner von Marilaun, translated by F.W. Oliver. In two volumes; Vol. I: Biology and Configuration of Plants xiv, 777pp., Vol. II: The History of Plants. xiv, 983pp. (1)pp. errata. The original German title was Pflanzenleben. The author wrote… Read more
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London: Adam Islip, 1633. Thick Folio. Second edition and considered the best edition because of Johnson's expansion and extensive corrections. Johnson added over eight hundred new species and seven hundred new illustrations. Engraved title page, [38], 1630[1], [47]pp. [1pp. errata], as stated by ESTC-Dlr last line begins "sists".In three books. 1. The First Book… Read more
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