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The Birds of the British Isles and Their Eggs. First Series

By Coward, T.A

NY: Frederick Warne, 1920. 2nd Impression. 4 1/2 x 6 1/4. Hardcover, leatherette, gilt on front and spine with gilt picture of bird, oak tree branch, photos on endpapers, prev. owner's name on ffep, wormholes cover and inside, corner bumped and chewed; no dj. "A handy pocket guide with descriptive text." Beautifully illustrated. Evidence of action of actual bookworms.


Fine Bird Books, 1700-1900

By Sitwell, Sacheverell, Handasyde Buchanan, and James Fisher

Atlantic Monthly Press, 1990. BCE. 9 1/2 x 12 1/4. Originally published in Great Britain in 1953; companion volume to Great Flower Books; a beautiful book in beautiful condition, as new.


Name This Flower

By Bonnier, Gaston

London: Dent, 1917. First?. 4 1/2 x 7. Hardcover, cloth, previous owner's book plate, net showing at rear hinge, foxing, page turning soil. Solid. Shows how to identify flowers and plants of France, Switzerland, Germany, and England.


Animal Treasure

By Ivan T. Sanderson

New York: Viking, 1937. First. 6 3/8 x 9 1/2 inches. HC. Beige cloth binding with one of author's illustrations printed on front and back; title on spine only; remnant spot of glue on half title page; book edges spotted with some discolorations; charming animal illustrations by author printed in sepia. A solid book. No jacket.


The Animal Kindom: The Strange and Wonderful Ways of Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Fishes and Insects. A New and Authentic Natural History of the Wildlife of the World

By Drimmer, Frederick (ed.)

Garden City, NY: Garden City/Doubleday, 1954. First thus. 6 1/4 x 9 1/2 in. Bound in red buckram; decorative gold stamping on front; title stamped in gold on spine, a bit faded; back hinge weak in vol.1; exlibris set with library marks and pockets and some corner wear but this thorough cataloging of the vertebrate and invertebrate worlds is in very good shape.


Strange Seashells and Their Stories

By Verrill, A. Hyatt

L. C. Page & Co, 1950. 6th ptg. 5 3/4 x 8 3/4. Blue cloth, faded and worn, water staining back board, peripheries frayed and bumped, musty smell. G.


The Mismeasure of Man, The Panda's Thumb

By Gould, Stephen Jay

New York: W.W. Norton, 1980, 1981. 2 vol. boxed PB set. 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 each vol. 2 vol. boxed PB set; neither vol. has been read; slipcase shows handling wear. A nice set by one of the preeminent thinkers on natural history topics.


Histoire Naturelle des Indes: The Drake Manuscript in the Pierpont Morgan Library

By Drake, Sir Francis

W. W. Norton, 1996. FIRST. 8 1/8 x 12. Facsimile of original followed by translation;olive cloth with gold stamping, a fine copy in a near fine pictorial dj.


Edible Native Plants of the Rocky Mountains

By Harrington, H. D

Univ. of New Mexico Press, 1968. 2d ptg. 6 3/8 x 9 1/2. Glue ripple on back cover; no dj. VG.


The Life Story of Birds

By Eric Fitch Daglish

New York: William Morrow, 1930. First. 5 12/ x 8 1/4 inches. HC; black cloth binding with titles stamped in red; red top staining; some wear top spine; cracked hinges but still holding; marvelous woodcut illustrations.


Animals of East Africa

By Maberly, C. T. Astley

Capetown: Howard Timmins, 1962. 3d. 5 x 7 3/8. Hardcover, grey cloth, picture of hyena printed on front board, corners bumped and frayed, previous owner's name ffep, small amount of pencil underlining. Nice drawings and sketches of African animals along with descriptions of their habits and habitats.


Mind and Nature: A Necessary Unity

By Bateson, Gregory

New York: E. P. Dutton, 1979. First. Hardcover with dustjacket, dj soiled, closed tears around edges. otherwise very good. "Insofar as we are a mental process, to that same extent we must expect the natural world to show similar characteristics of mentality." Something to explore from one of the great thinkers of our time.


The Collector's Encyclopedia of Shells

By Dance, S. Peter, ed

NY: McGraw-Hill, 1976. 2d. 7 3/4 x 10 1/4. Black cloth with gilt, corners bumped, slight page turning soil, otherwise very good; dj pictorial, shelfworn, closed tears and chips. Combines comprehensive worldwide coverage of seashells with color photographs closely integrated in the text.


The Ninemile Wolves. An Essay by Rick Bass

By Bass, Rick

New York: Ballantine Books, 1993. First thus. Trade paperback, nearly as new. "[A] masterful life history of a contemporary wolf pack . . . An essay as rare and beautiful as a wolf-sighting in the Montana woods" Kirkus Reviews.


The Writings of John Burroughs. 15 vol

By Burroughs, John

Houghton Mifflin, 1913. Riverby ed. 4 1/4 x 8 9/16. A lovely set with lovely tissued illus. and frontispieces; green cloth w/ gold decoration on front (bird silhouette in circle), gold stamping & bird on spine, some rubbing and fraying to ends. VG.


Tracks and Trailcraft

By Jaeger, Ellsworth

New York; Macmillan, 1967. 3rd. prtg. 5 3/4 x 8 1/2. Originally published in 1948. Tan decorated cloth, excellent condition, in used, edge-worn dj. In the acknowledgments author credits the assistance of Marlin Perkins and Ernest Thompson Seton in securing many of the animal tracks portrayed. A good book for the budding naturalist.


Animals of East Africa

By Maberly, C. T. Astley

Cape Town: Howard Timmins, 1962. 3d. Grey cloth, drawing of hyena printed on front board, spine bumped and at bottom small tear, lightly soiled, previous owner's signature ffep, scattered pencil underlining. A good copy of an interesting book. Animal classifications described include: zebra, giraffe, vild pig, primate, antelope of all sizes, black rhinoceros.


One Day at Teton Marsh

By Carrighar, Sally

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1947. FIRST. 5 3/4 x 8 3/4. Rust cloth boards, faint smudge on spine, map endpapers, very nice drawings; dj large chip on spine, tattered. Includes commentary on the otter, cutthroat trout, American merganser, the trumpeter swan. A gentle and friendly book.


Eight Little Piggies: Reflections in Natural History

By Gould, Stephen Jay

Johnathan Cape, 1993. Reprint. Vol. 6 in Gould's series of essays, his "book of middle life"; trade PB; pictorial wrappers; red remainder dot, smudge on bottom of block, otherwise VG.


The Personality of the Horse

By Aymar, Brandt, and Esward Sagarin, eds

New York: Bonanza Books, 1963. First thus. 6 1/4 x 9 1/4. Hardcover, brown quarter cloth/brown boards, decorated; dj soiled, two closed tears, brown spots. Interior very good, dj as described. A compilation of pieces about horses by various authors, including Anonymous, Bret Harte, Richard Armour, Christina Rossetti, Wallace Stegner. Poetry and prose.


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