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image of One Thousand American Fungi: How to Select and Cook the Edible; How to Distinguish and Avoid the Poisonous ("Author's Edition"--The Signed/Limited)

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Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1900. Decorative Cloth. Very Good +. A handsome copy of the 1900 original edition of this exhaustive, highly-regarded examination of American fungi. The signed/limited "Author's Edition" to boot, #347 OF 750 COPIES SIGNED BY CHARLES MCILVAINE at the limitation. Solid and VG+ in its green cloth, with bright gilt-titling and design along the front… Read more
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$500.00
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Wake-Robin

by John Burroughs

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Appledore Books, ABAA
Published
1871
Condition
Very Good
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$500.00

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New York (and Cambridge, MA): Hurd and Houghton (and Riverside Press), 1871. Cloth. Very Good. INSCRIBED BY JOHN BURROUGHS IN YEAR-OF-PUBLICATION on the front free endpaper. A solid copy to boot of the 1871 1st edition of the author's 2nd published book. Solid and VG in its chocolate-brown cloth, with decorative gilt-titling and insignia along the front panel… Read more
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Kangaroos, Wallabies and Rat-Kangaroos (2 Vols.)

by Gordon Grigg, Peter Jarman and Ian Hume, Eds

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Appledore Books, ABAA
Published
1989
Condition
Fine
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$100.00

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Australia: Surrey Beatty & Sons Pty Limited, 1989. Cloth. Fine/Fine. A pristine copy of the 1989 1st edition, complete in 2 volumes. Both volumes clean and Fine in crisp, Fine dustjackets. Tall quartos, over 830 pgs. all told plus dozens and dozens of diagrams and black-and-white photos.
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A Catalogue of the Mesozoic Mammalia in the Geological Department of the British Museum

by George Gaylord Simpson

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Appledore Books, ABAA
Published
1928
Condition
Near Fine
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$150.00

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London: The Trustees of the British Museum, 1928. Cloth. Near Fine. A handsome copy of the 1928 1st edition. Tight and Near Fine in its dark-green cloth, with bright gilt-insignia and lettering along the spine. Tiny former owner name (and date) stamped at the front pastedown's top-edge, otherwise clean as could be. Tall quarto, 11 plates at the… Read more
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American Mesozoic Mammalia

by George Gaylord Simpson

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Appledore Books, ABAA
Published
1929
Condition
Very Good +
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$150.00

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New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1929. Cloth. Very Good +. A very solid copy of the 1929 1st edition. Tight and Near Fine in its navy-blue cloth, with crisp gilt-lettering and insignia along the spine. Tiny former owner name and date at the front padstedown, light foxing to the pastedowns and endsheets. Tall quarto, Vol. III, Part… Read more
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Primates: Comparative Anatomy and Taxonomy (Complete in 8 Vols.)

by W.C. Osman Hill

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Appledore Books, ABAA
Published
1974
Condition
Near Fine
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$500.00

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Edinburgh, Scotland: University of Edinburgh Press, 1974. Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. A very solid example of this sweeping 1953-1974 study of the comparative anatomy and taxonomy of primates, complete in 8 volumes. All 8 volumes are 1st editions and all are tight and Near Fine (tiny former owner name stamped at the top of each front pastedown) in… Read more
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Possums and Gliders

by Andrew Smith and Ian Hume, Eds

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Appledore Books, ABAA
Published
1984
Condition
Fine
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$100.00

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Chipping Norton, Australia: Surrey Beatty & Sons Pty Limited, 1984. Cloth. Fine/Near Fine. A near-pristine copy of the 1984 1st edition. Clean and Fine in a crisp, Near Fine dustjacket, with just the slightest hint of light creasing along the spine base. Tall quarto, edited by Andrew Smith and Ian Hume.
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The Bats of West Africa

by D.R. Rosevear

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Appledore Books, ABAA
Published
1965
Condition
Near Fine
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$500.00

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London: The Trustees of the British Museum, 1965. Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. Joanna Webb and D.R. Rosevear. A superb copy of the 1965 1st edition. Tight and Near Fine in a crisp, price-intact, Near Fine dustjacket, with just a touch of light creasing along the edges. Thick octavo, 418 pgs. "With two plates in colour and 232 line… Read more
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The Correspondence of Charles Darwin (The First 13 Volumes)

by Frederick Burkhardt and Sydney Smith (Duncan M. Porter), Eds

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Appledore Books, ABAA
Published
2002
Condition
Fine
Item Price
$1,000.00

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Cambridge University Press, 2002. Cloth. Fine/Fine. A very impressive example of the first 13 volumes (of 24 published so far --30 all told are planned) in this extraordinary, sweeping collection of letters to and from Charles Darwin. All 13 volumes are in gorgeous condition, each tight and Fine in a crisp, Near Fine to Fine dustjacket. The first… Read more
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Mammals of the U.S.S.R.--Rodents (in 4 Vols.)

by S.I. Ognev

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Appledore Books, ABAA
Published
1966
Condition
Near Fine
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$500.00

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Jerusalem: The Israel Program for Scientific Translations, 1966. Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. A very impressive example of the 1963-1966 1st English language editions, complete in 4 volumes and published out of Jerusalem. All 4 volumes tight and Near Fine and, save for a tiny name and date at Vol. I's front pastedown, internally immaculate, with no wiriting or… Read more
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Collected Essays (Complete in 9 Vols.)

by Thomas Huxley

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Appledore Books, ABAA
Published
1968
Condition
Near Fine
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$500.00

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New York: Greenwood Press, 1968. Cloth. Near Fine. A very handsome example of this 1968 Greenwood Press re-issue of T.H. Huxley's collected essays, complete in 9 volumes. Save for a tiny former owner name and date stamped to the top-edge of each front pastedown, all 9 volumes are tight and crisp and virtually pristine. Thick, uniform octavos in… Read more
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image of Notice Biographique sur Jules Colbeau: Secretaire de la Societe Royale Malacologique de Belgique + (6) Jules Colbeau Titles Bound-In

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Brussels: M. Weissenbruch, Imprimeur du Roi, 1881. Hardcover. Very Good. A WONDERFUL COPY: 7 separate titles bound into 1 book. The 1881 1st edition of the Jules Colbeau biography ("Notice Biographique...."), SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR FRANCOIS ROFFIAEN on the title page. Plus the 1865 "Excursions et Decouvertes Malacologiques Faites en Quelques Localites de la Belgique" by Jules Colbeau,… Read more
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Hummingbirds

by Crawford H. Greenewalt

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Appledore Books, ABAA
Published
1960
Condition
Collectible; Fine
Edition
1st
Item Price
$400.00

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Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co. (for the American Museum of Natural History), 1960. 1st. Full-Leather. Collectible; Fine. A handsome copy of the 1960 signed/limited. #177 OF 500 COPIES SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR CRAWFORD H. GREENEWALT on the limitation page AND BOUND IN A FULL DARK-GREEN LEATHER. Clean and Near Fine with bright gilt-lettering and rule at the… Read more
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Intermountain Flora: Vascular Plants of the Intermountain West, U.S.A. (5 Vols. in 6 Books)

by Arthur Cronquist, Patrick, Noel and Arthur Holmgren and James L. Reveal

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Appledore Books, ABAA
Published
1986
Condition
Collectible; Fine
Item Price
$450.00

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New York Botanical Garden, 1986. Decorative Cloth. Collectible; Fine. The 1986 revised edition of this sweeping study of the Intermountain Flora (Vascular Plants) of the Intermountain West of the United States. 5 of the 6 volumes present. All of the volumes are clean, bright and Near Fine in their pictorial, orangle cloth. Uniform quartos, over 2,600 pgs. all… Read more
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The Native Orchids of the United States and Canada --Excluding Florida (Vol. II)

by Carlyle A. Luer

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Appledore Books, ABAA
Published
1975
Condition
Collectible; Fine
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$150.00

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The New York Botanical Garden, 1975. Cloth. Collectible; Fine/Fine. A clean, very sharp copy of the 1975 1st edition of Volume II. Near Fine (with light foxing at the fore-edge) in a bright, Near Fine dustjacket. Tall quarto, 361 pgs., crisp color photographs thruout.
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May Flies and Midges of New York (Third Report on Aquatic Insects)

by Kahlil Gibran

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Appledore Books, ABAA
Published
1905
Condition
Collectible; Very Good
Item Price
$50.00

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Albany: New York State Education Department, 1905. Cloth. Collectible; Very Good. New York State Museum: Bulletin 86, Entomology 23. May Flies and Midges of New York --Third Report on Aquatic Insects, 1905. VG in its dark-green cloth, with bright gilt-lettering along the spine. Light foxing at the endsheets and pastedowns and very light scuffing to the front panel.… Read more
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Reports on the Fishes, Reptiles and Birds of Massachusetts

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Appledore Books, ABAA
Published
1839
Condition
Collectible; Very Good
Edition
1st
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$100.00

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Boston: Commissioners on the Zoological and Botanical Survey of the State, 1839. 1st. Cloth. Collectible; Very Good. The 1839 1st edition, re-bound in a clean, institutional red cloth, with bright gilt-titling along the spine and new endsheets as well. The original text has held up nicely: clear and relatively clean on bright pages, with light, limited foxing. The… Read more
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Pheasants: Their Lives and Homes (2 Vols.) --with Dustjackets and Slipcase

by William Beebe

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Appledore Books, ABAA
Published
1931
Condition
Collectible; Very Good
Item Price
$500.00

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Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Co, 1931. Decorative Cloth. Collectible; Very Good/Very Good. The 1931 1st trade edition, complete in its 2 volumes. Both volumes include their uncommon dustjackets and the set is housed in the publisher's original printed slipcase. Both volumes solid and VG (with light spotting to the panels and light offsetting at the endsheets)… Read more
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The Physiology of Forest Trees

by Kenneth V. Thimann, Ed

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Appledore Books, ABAA
Published
1958
Condition
Collectible; Very Good
Edition
1st
Item Price
$100.00

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New York: The Ronald Press, 1958. 1st. Cloth. Collectible; Very Good/Very Good. "A Symposium Held at the Harvard Forest April, 1957". A solid, well-preserved copy. VG (with light foxing at the pastedowns) in a bright, VG dustjacket, with mild darkening along the spine. Thick octavo, 678 pgs.
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Oscar R. Gleason's New Practical Treatise on the Breaking and Taming of Wild and Vicious Horses

by O.R. Gleason

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Appledore Books, ABAA
Published
1889
Condition
Collectible; Very Good
Edition
1st
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$500.00

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Baltimore: Self-published, 1889. 1st. Original Wraps. Collectible; Very Good. Wonderful --and uncommon-- 1889 treatise on the "breaking and taming of wild and vicious horses", with over 200 illustrations complementing the text. Written by Oscar Gleason, the inventor of "The Gleason Bridle" and "The Gleason New Break Harness". Solid and well-preserved and VG in its brown pictorial wrappers, with… Read more
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