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A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians: Eastern and Central Northern America (Peterson Field Guides)
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A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians: Eastern and Central Northern America (Peterson Field Guides)

By Roger Conant; Joseph T. Collins

Boston: Houghton Mifflin , 1998. Third Edition, Expanded . Paperback. Very Good. Isabelle Hunt Conant; Tom R Johnson. Later printing. Light shelf wear to the book, clean and unmarked. Fifth printing. From Wikipedia: Roger Conant (May 6, 1909 – December 19, 2003) was an American herpetologist, author, educator and conservationist. He was Director Emeritus of the Philadelphia Zoo and Adjunct Professor at the University of New Mexico. He wrote one of the first comprehensive field guides for North American reptiles in 1958 entitled: A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Eastern and Central North America, in the Peterson Field Guide series. & Joseph Thomas Collins, Jr. (July 3, 1939, Crooksville, Ohio – January 14, 2012)was an American herpetologist. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati, Collins authored 27 books and over 300 articles on wildlife, of which about 250 were on amphibians and reptiles. He was the founder of the Center for North American Herpetology (CNAH). He died while studying amphibians and reptiles on St. George Island, Florida on 14 January 2012. "For 60 years I was obsessed with herpetology," claimed Joe Collins Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$15.00

Questions and Answers On Buttermaking

By Charles A. Publow

New York: Orange Judd, 1911. reprint. Hardcover. Good. First published in 1909. Much wear to tips, corners, and edges of the book, covers rubbed, spine illegible; no jacket; previous owner's name and address to the front endpaper. Charles A. Publow wrote several dairy related educational books on milk and milk products particularly butter and cheese making. Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$20.00

Williams' New System of Handling and Educating the Horse, Together with Diseases and their Treatment - Also, A Treatise on Shoeing; Educating Cattle and Dogs, with Hints on Stable Management; with the Rules and Regulations of Trotting, Racing and Betting

By C.H.C. Williams

Claremont, NH: Claremont Manufacturing Co., 1878. Hardcover. Good. 1878 printing of the first edition. Much shelf wear to tips, corners, and edges of the book; covers rubbed, small loss of cloth to the spine, page edges soiled. 248 pages with illustrations and portrait ; 12mo, 7 x 4.5 in. (18 cm) C.H.C. Williams was a 19th century authority on horses and horsemanship. He was the author of several books on the subject. Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$30.00

Contagious Diseases of Domestic Animals. Continuation of investigation

By Department of Agriculture

Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1880. Hardcover. Very Good. Shelf wear to tips, corners, and edges of the book, covers rubbed. Special report (United States. Department of Agriculture), no. 22. Color plates (showing diseased organs), maps, fold-outs. Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$20.00

A Year At North Hill: Four Seasons in a Vermont Garden
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A Year At North Hill: Four Seasons in a Vermont Garden

By Joe Eck and Wayne Winterrowd

Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1995. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/very good. The jacket is priced clipped, esle about As New in all respects. First printing, full number line. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. Roger Swain, host of the PBS television series The Victory Garden, said North Hill Garden “is of such quality and diversity that it rivals any in Europe. But there is nothing derivative about North Hill; it is American gardening at its best." The New York Times said that this Vermont garden “blends the deep pleasures of a New England homestead — meat and fresh vegetables are raised on the land — with the passion of two inveterate plant collectors who filled their south-facing slope with tens of thousands of trees, shrubs, ground covers and bulbs, many of which were not supposed to survive a Vermont winter.” Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$20.00

Lawns and Gardens: How to Plant and Beautify the Home Lot, the Pleasure Ground and Garden

By Nils Jönsson-Rose

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1897. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Moderate shelf wear to tips, corners, and edges of the book, ding to the spine, soiling of the white and green pictorial covers which depict a garden gate. Top edge gilt, deckled edges, 414 pages plus one page of ads. Laid in are 3 pages of unsigned mimeographed instructions : "A Tree for New York Planting and Recommendations" describing the proper procedures for various species of trees. First printing, no other's noted. Nils Jönsson-Rose worked and wrote about garden and landscaping around the turn of the 19th-20th century. Jönsson-Rose was appointed landscape gardener for the New York City Parks and Recreation Department in 1898. He designed the greenhouses which were located in Central Park at 5th Ave. and 107th St. Educated at the Alnarp Horticultural School in Sweden and at the Royal Kew Gardens in England he emigrated to the United States in 1888. His papers are located ay the Mertz Library of the New York Botanical Society. Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$65.00

The Natural History of the Birds of Great Britain and Ireland. Part I. Birds of Prey

By Sir William Jardine, Bart.

Edinburgh: W. H. Lizars, 1838. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Volume 1 only of 4. 17cm. In Green cloth over one quarter white leather, gilt titles, yellow endpapers, marker ribbon. Shelf wear to tips, corners, and edges of the book. A part of the Naturalist's Library. Vol. 1 of the 4 volume Birds of G.B. and Ireland and vol. 9 of the Ornithology section of the Naturalist's Library. With a frontispiece portrait of Sibbald; black and white engraved half title page of gentleman and lady hunting with hawk on horseback; plain title page, 315pp; 34 hand coloured plates of the birds and their eggs, all present and correct. Many wood cuts of parts of the brids, beaks, plumage, feet, etc. "Sir William Jardine made natural history available to all levels of Victorian society by editing the hugely popular forty volumes of The Naturalist's Library (1833–1843) issued and published by his brother in law, the Edinburgh printer and engraver, William Home Lizars. The series was divided into four main sections: Ornithology (14 volumes), Mammalia (13 volumes), Entomology (7 volumes), and Ichthyology (6 volumes); each prepared by a leading naturalist. James Duncan wrote the insect volumes. The artists responsible for the illustrations included Edward Lear. The work was published in Edinburgh by W. H. Lizars."--Wikipedia. Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$175.00

Mushrooms of Northeast North America: Midwest to New England (Lone Pine Field Guide)
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Mushrooms of Northeast North America: Midwest to New England (Lone Pine Field Guide)

By George Barron

Auburn WA: Lone Pine Publishing, 1999. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. Fifth printing. Light shelf wear to the book. In heavy coated paper illustrated covers. Lavishly illustrated, comprehensive field guide by a leading authority in the field of mycology. From the publisher: "An authoritative and full-color photographic field guide to over 600 common and widespread mushrooms and fungi of the northern United States, from the Midwest to New England." Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$20.00

Wildflowers of Texas
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Wildflowers of Texas

By Geyata Ajilvsgi

Bryan TX: Shearer Publishing, 1984. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Light shelf wear to the book; just a bit more to the tips, corners, and edges of the jacket. First printing / edition stated. Clean and unmarked. When it comes to wildflowers Texas has more species than any other state. From the publisher: "Geyata Ajilvsgi gives lay readers the most comprehensive field guide currently available on the state's abundant wildflowers. With the addition of 100 species, the book now contains information on 482 of the most common wildflower species found in the state's major vegetation zones--from the mountains in the west to the swamplands in the east, from desert to piney woods to coastal plain, from the Panhandle to the semitropical Rio Grande Valley. Each entry reflects the most current scientific knowledge about the plant, such as recent changes in taxonomic classification. Designed for ease of use in the field, the guide is organized by color--the most obvious characteristic of flowers. The species are thus grouped into four sections: white-green, yellow-orange, red-pink, and blue-purple. Within each color section the species are arranged alphabetically by family, then genus and species. Information about each species includes its bloom period, range and habitat, botanical description, and other helpful facts. A special note in each entry explains the plant's traditional uses--as medicine, food, a source of fiber--as well as its landscaping value. Alternate common names and the origin and meaning of the plant's scientific name are also provided, giving readers insight into the rich history and lore of botany." Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$15.00

Audubon's Birds of America. (The Audubon Society Baby Elephant Folio)

By Roger Tory Peterson; Virginia Marie Peterson

New York: Abbeville Press, 1981. Deluxe. Hardcover. Near Fine. Light shelf wear to the slipcase, book is in As New condition; no jacket as issued. First printing, no others noted. 18.5 lbs, no additional media mail s&h. Specially arranged with text and concordance by the Peterson's. "Audubon Society Baby Elephant Folio" edition, Abbeville Press, New York, 1981. Hardcover with Slipcase. Book Covers are linen with black leather spine and gilt titles.with a similar slipcase is linen, with a pastedown print of a pelican as shown. Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$380.00

Drug Plants Under Cultivation (Farmer's Bulletin No. 663)

By W.W. Stockberger (Author)

Washington DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1927. Paperback. Very Good. Reprint of 1927. Some scattered staining, previous owner's name to the front cover. The instructions for growing cannabis for medicinal use led to this USDA pamphlet being withdrawn in 1935 and all existing copies were destroyed. The Commisoner of the Bureau of Narcotics, Harry Anslinger, undertook to demonize and criminalize cannabis in the 1930's. Initially in January,1935 there was this from Secretary of Agriculture, Henry Wallace--"In the Bureau’s Division of Drug and Related Plants no information on the growing of Cannabis sativa for drug purposes has been given out for a number of years in reply to specific questions, the correspondents’ attention being called to the prohibitory legislation passed in many States and to the prevailing public opinion against the introduction of the plant. However, information on the subject is included in Farmers’ Bulletin 663 – Drug Plants Under cultivation – which contains cultural information on many of the important drug plants....We trust that the Department’s procedure as followed at present, and as it will be when modified later with respect to the revision of the Farmers’ Bulletin referred to is satisfactory to the officials of your Narcotic Bureau, and that it will in no way interfere with their control of the drugs in question." The issue was repeatedly raised though throughout the year. The Ag Department finally agreed with Comissioner Anslinger: "November 12, 1935.MEMORANDUM FOR MR. ANSLINGER: With reference to letter from this Department under date of January 10, 1935, to the Department of Agriculture, requesting elimination of the reference to CANNABIS in their edition of Farmer’s bulletin No. 663, Mr. Spruke, State Department, advises that they have just received a copy of Farmers’ Bulletin No. 663, revised in September, 1935, and that the undesirable portion relating to cannabis has now been deleted; also that all copies of the old Bulletin have been destroyed. K. Remfrew." Bound in a folder with the WPA pamphlet "Medicinal Herbs and Condiments Grown Succesfully in New Hampshire", 1939 and "Herbs - their culture and use" (Circular) by Charlotte P Brooks, Vermont Agricultural Extension Service, 1914. Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$95.00

Venomous Animals and Poisonous Plants

By Steven Foster and Roger A. Caras

Norwalk, Ct: The Easton Press, 1994. Collector's Lifetime Edition. Leather_bound. Near Fine. About As New in all respects. One of the scarce and highly collectable Peterson Feild Guides in a special leather bound edition by The Easton Press. Full tan and gilt decorated leather, all edges gilt, sewn in marker ribbon. Illustrations by Amy Eisenberg (plants) and Norman Arlott (animals). Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$40.00

Faith in a Seed: The Dispersion Of Seeds And Other Late Natural History Writings
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Faith in a Seed: The Dispersion Of Seeds And Other Late Natural History Writings

By Henry D. Thoreau

Washington DC: Island Press, 1993. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/very good. The spine of the jacket is lightly sunned else As New. First printing, full number line. "The first - and no doubt final - Thoreau book of the century. Little more needs to be said (and, from the extensive press coverage, most Kirkus readers are probably aware that the material was sifted out by Thoreau scholar Bradley P. Dean from among hundreds of pages of field notes that the Concord sage left behind). But we'll add that, in addition to its keystone, The Dispersion of Seeds - one of the author's last projects, a manuscript of luminous natural-history writing about the genesis, life, and fate of seeds, as well as about conservation - the volume also contains two shorter, reclaimed Thoreau pieces, plus copious notes by Dean and a lengthy, engaging introduction by Thoreau scholar Robert D. Richardson, Jr. Compared to Walden, this may be minor Thoreau - but its publication is still a major, and happy, literary event."--Kirkus Reviews. Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$25.00

The Nature Notes of an Edwardian Lady
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The Nature Notes of an Edwardian Lady

By Edith Holden

New York, NY, U.S.A.: Arcade Publishing, Incorporated, 1989. First American. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. lightest wear to the book and jacket which is priced clipped, previous owner's name and address to the title page. First printing, full number line. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Less common companion to The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady. The first collection of notes was created in 1906 and published in 1977. The journal of 1905, this one, was discovered much later and not published until 12 years after the first collection. Edith Blackwell Holden (1871–1920) was a British artist and part-time art teacher, known in her time as an illustrator of children's books. Much influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement, she specialized in painting animals and plants. Holden was made famous by the posthumous publication, in 1977, of her Nature Notes for 1906 under the title The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady. She was living in Gowan Bank, Kineton Green Road, Olton, Solihull in 1905-6 when she recorded the notes. The collection of seasonal observations, poetry, and pictures of birds, plants, and insects—which was never even considered for publication when it was composed—had the nostalgic charm of a vanished world seven decades later. It became a world-wide best seller.Most items ship with free delivery confirmation, electronic tracking and jacket protectors if applicable.

$18.00

Hornaday's American Natural History

By William T. Hornaday

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1927. Fourteenth Edition Revised. Hardcover. Very Good/no jacket. Shelf wear to tips and corners of the book; no jacket, likely as issued. Hornaday was perhaps the principal naturalist of the late 19th and early 20th century. He was the first director of both the National Zoological Park in Washington and the New York Zoological Park, the Bronx Zoo. Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$15.00

Adventures Among Ants: A Global Safari with a Cast of Trillions
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Adventures Among Ants: A Global Safari with a Cast of Trillions

By Mark W. Moffett

Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Light shelf wear to the book; jacket has two closed tears to the front panel. First printing, full number line. "Superb book by a first-class writer with an unsurpassed feel for ants.”--Library Journal. “Adventures Among Ants may reach a broader audience than other recent publications and therefore stimulate interest in ants among a new generation.”--Philip Newey Bioscience. Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$15.00

The Art of Blacksmithing

By Alex W. Bealer

New York: Funk & Wagnalls , 1969. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Later printing. Very light shelf wear to the book and jacket. Fourth printing. Brown, black and pink priced jacket. Alex W. Bealer (1921 – 1980), was an old-time craftsman of wood working and blacksmithing from Atlanta, Georgia. In addition to this title he also authored Old Ways of Working Wood, The Tools That Built America, and The Successful Craftsman. Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$20.00

Wildflowers of New York The State University of The State of New York State Museum: House

By Univ. of the State of NY

Albany, NY: State of New York, 1921. Unknown edition. Hardcover. Good. shelf wear to tips, corners, and edges of the covers. Complete, 264 colored plates, all present, in a green hardcover folio secured with ties. "..reprinted from the plates used in the work entitled: "Wild Flowers of New York"...represent the more common and conspicuous members of the State Flora... On each of these plates are given the common and scientific name of the species.." Indexed by common name. Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$45.00

Simon & Schuster's Guide to Mushrooms

By Giovanni Pacioni; Gary H. Lincoff (US Editor)

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1982. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Light shelf wear to tips, corners, and edges of the book and jacket, front endpaper removed, remainder stamp to lower page edge; jacket is price-clipped. First printing, full number line. Dr. Very popular with mushroom hunters. Giovanni Pacioni, a world renowned mushroom expert, is a Full Professor of Applied and Environmental Plant Biology and pro-rector at University of L’Aquila, Italy. Since 1972 Dr. Pacioni has conducted research in the field of Biology of the higher fungi, first at the I.S.S. (Higher Institute for Health) of Rome, then at the University of L'Aquila, dedicating himself mostly to the mycorrhizal fungi. Books and other items ship promptly with a tracking number and (generally over $15.00) jacket protectors if applicable. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$15.00

The Serpents of Paradise
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The Serpents of Paradise

By Edward Abbey

New York: Henry Holt, 1995. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/no jacket. Light shelf wear to tips, corners, and edges of the book, no jacket. Clean and unmarked. First printing, full number line. Edward Abbey (1927 – 1989) was an American author and essayist noted for his advocacy of environmental issues, criticism of public land policies, and anarchist political views. His best-known works include the novel The Monkey Wrench Gang, which has been cited as an inspiration by environmental groups, and the non-fiction work Desert Solitaire. "This anthology, ( Serpents of Paradise) edited by his longtime editor and friend Macrae, makes for a splendid summary of his best work though it does not slight his faults. Abbey was above all a committed craftsman ("I write to make a difference"); and his passions about the rape by ranchers and the industrial powers of his beloved Western desert country, the progressive disintegration of the quality of modern life, the dread development that would "democratize" wilderness by making it easily accessible to all are on plain view. So, too, are his liabilities: his occasional outbursts of xenophobia and old-fashioned sexism, his gleefully overweening destructive fantasies. Abbey was an anarchist at heart, an often difficult loner who would probably find life unendurable in any organized, populous society. But as an analyst and gadfly of so many contemporary absurdities, and as a powerfully lyrical chronicler of desert solitudes and communion with nonhuman nature (something like Barry Lopez in a snit), he is in a class by himself. Anyone who doesn't already know his work will find this volume, culled from more than a dozen books of fiction and nonfiction, an addictive introduction."--Publishers Weekly. Books and other items ship promptly with a tracking number and (generally over $15.00) jacket protectors if applicable. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$12.00

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