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Important Botanical Books from the Massachusetts Horticultural Society; Sale Number 1169; 18 December 2002
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Important Botanical Books from the Massachusetts Horticultural Society; Sale Number 1169; 18 December 2002

New York: Christie's, 2002. 224 pp. 132 items. A ding to the bottom fore edge corner, lightly visible as a shallow bend on pp. 1-40. A small bump to top fore edge corner, else fine. Lushly illustrated, every item illustrated, many with full-page color, plus extra illustrations inside and outside front and back covers. . Illustrated Wraps. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$112.97

Printed Books; 7 March 2002; Sale No. 9334
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Printed Books; 7 March 2002; Sale No. 9334

By Christie's

South Kensington: Christie's, South Kensington, 2002. 64 pp. 219 lots. Lots 1-45: Art reference and modern illustrated books; 46-61: Maps and atlases; 62-115: Travel and natural history books; 116-176: Continental books, including incunabula; 177-219: English books. . Wraps. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$14.00

Antiquariat Junk: Catalog 282: 2004: Natural History & Travel

Amsterdam: Antiquariat Junk, 2004. 79 pp. 70 items. 16 illustrations. Quality catalog with generous descriptions. In English.. Illustrated Wraps. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.00

Rocks of Ages: Science and Religion in the Fullness of Life
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Rocks of Ages: Science and Religion in the Fullness of Life

By Gould, Stephen Jay

New York: Library of Contemporary Thought, Ballantine Publishing Group, 1999. viii, 241 pp. A light band of discoloration to top edge of jacket else fine. 'Stories of seminal figures such as Galileo, Darwin, and Thomas Henry Huxley make vivid his argument that individuals and cultures must cultivate both a life of the spirit and a life of rational inquiry in order to experience the fullness of being human.'. First Edition, First Printing. Quarter Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.00

Fine Books and Manuscripts including Americana; June 22, 1999; Sale NY7332
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Fine Books and Manuscripts including Americana; June 22, 1999; Sale NY7332

By Sotheby's

New York: Sotheby's New York, 1999. 392 pp. 462 lots. Light bumping to corners, otherwise fine. Fine Manuscript and Printed Americana (lots 1-162 including a letter to Rhode Island Governor William Greene dated 2 June 1781, signed by George Washington, which sold for $34,500); Modern Illustrated Books and Fine Bindings (lots 163-196 including Longus Daphnis & Chloe. Paris: Teriade, 1961, with 42 colored plates by Marc Chagall, binding by Paul Bonet.); A Selection of Fruit Books from the Library of Robert A. Nitschke (197-206 including a rare example of a ''tree peddler's'' specimen book, typical of those produced in Rochester, New York during the second half of the nineteenth century, which sold for $5,462); Property from the Botanical Library of Earl L. Murphy, M.D. (lots 247-267 including first edition of one of the earlist lithographed botanical books, limited to one hundred and fifty copies, which sold for $17,250.); Property of a Long Island Nurseryman (268-287 including John Parkinson Paradisi in sole paradisus terrestris. London: Humfrey Lownes & Robert Young, 1629, the earlist inportant treatise on horticulture published in England, which sold for $10,925.); Natural History and Travel (lots 288-314 including Thomas L, McKenney and James Hall History of the Indian Tribes of North America, with Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of the Principal Chiefs. Philadephia: 1833-44, with 117 handcolored lithographed portrait plates, which sold for $85,000.); Fine Books and Manuscripts (lots 315-462 including Louis Armstrong, Jane Austen, Bemelmans, Boswell, Byron, Casals, Churchill, Dali, Dickens, Disraeli, Edison, Euclid, Euler, Freud, Frost, Buckminster Fuller, Robert Fulton, Galileo, Gauguin, Gershwin, William Godwin, Goethe, Gorey, Graham Greene, Zane Grey, Hawthorne, Heine, Hemingway, Alfred Jarry, Samuel Johnson, Melville, Mendelssohn, Milne, Margaret Mitchell, Marilyn Monroe, Perse, Picasso, Cole Porter, Puccini, Rousseau, Salinger, Shelley, Spenser, Stalin, Thackeray, Verlaine.). Also property from a Maryland family, Estate of Margaret Ormandy (wife of Eugene Ormandy), Press Secretary of the British Embassy, W. Cassell, Greater Vernon Museum and Archives, and Mrs. Joyce Maynard (Fourteen als from J.D. Salinger and the ms. of her first book, the lot sold for $156,500).. Illustrated Wraps. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$18.00

Into the Porcupine Cave and Other Odysseys: Adventures of an Occasional Naturalist

By Warner, William W

Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, 1999. 247 pp. First Printing, April 1999. Not a remainder. 'William Warner's adventures have taken him from the southernmost point of South America to North America's northenmost permanent Eskimo community. He's been mobbed by howler monkeys in the Guatemalan rain forest, cruised the Florida Keys in the company of hardcore birders, and experienced the solitude of Maine's most isolated lighthouse. Always and everywhere, he has looked around him with the fascination of a born naturalist.' Includes: A Prologue, By the Sea; Into the Porcupine Cave; Shorty, Slim, and the Cave Demon; The Night of the Whales; The Fishes of Peleliu; The River and the Howlers; Watching the Birds, Watching the Watchers; With a Little Help; A Short Journey to the Unknown; Saddleback; Author's Note.. First Edition, First Printing. Quarter Cloth. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$13.00

Roger Tory Peterson's Dozen Birding Hot Spots
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Roger Tory Peterson's Dozen Birding Hot Spots

By Harrison, George H

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1976. 288 pp. Light rubbing and soiling to corners and boards. A handy guide to birding hot spots with lots of illustrations. Includes Introduction, Foreword, Organizations, Bibliography and Page Guide to the Birds. Places are Everglades, Southern Texas, The Platte, Southeastern Arizona, Point Pelee, Bear River, Coast of Maine, Gaspé, Hawk Mountain, Cape May, Horicon, Tule-Klamath-Malheur. . First Edition. Cloth. Good+/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.00

English Literature of the 19th & 20th Centuries: Also Colour Plate Books, Natural History, Reproductions of Illuminated Mss.,  Bibliography; Catalolgue 873
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English Literature of the 19th & 20th Centuries: Also Colour Plate Books, Natural History, Reproductions of Illuminated Mss., Bibliography; Catalolgue 873

London: Maggs Bros. Ltd., 1961. 71 pp. 618 items. Illustrated by frontis. (Title Page of P. Cramer, Papillons Exotiques, Amsterdam and utrecht, 1779-1791). Bumping to corners, rubbing, and discoloration near extremities of wraps. Inside clean. Highlights include Costumes (various countries): items 40-48; Ornithology (including Baron Cuvier's copy of Edwards-A Natural History of Uncommon Birds): items 119-134; Sporting: items 177-195; English Literature, Art, Bibliographies, Books about books, Reproductions of Illuminated Mss., Miniatures, Catalogues of Collections, Oriental, Biography, Clement Shorter (items 551-569) privately printed pieces; Ten items printed for private circulation only and in the original wrapper for A. C. Swinburne.. Wraps. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.00

Colour Plate Books, Natural History, and Library Editions of English Literature: Catalogue 974: November 1976
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Colour Plate Books, Natural History, and Library Editions of English Literature: Catalogue 974: November 1976

London: Maggs Bros. Ltd., 1976. 49 pp. 375 items. b/w frontis plate. . Wraps. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.00

Valuable Printed Books: Natural History, Travel, Atlases, Continental Books and Manuscripts; 17 November, 2005; Sale L05416
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Valuable Printed Books: Natural History, Travel, Atlases, Continental Books and Manuscripts; 17 November, 2005; Sale L05416

By Sotheby's London

London: Sotheby's London, 2005. 166 pp. 246 lots. Including lots 1-48: Continental Books and manuscripts (including science and medicine): Antoine d'Abbadie; Petrus Apianus and Bartholomaeus Amantius; Francisco Arceo; Aristotle (Venice, 1536); Boccaccio (Toledo, 1511); Sebastian Brant (Basel, 1498); Thomas Bradwardine, Archbishop of Canterbury (Paris, 1495) (sold for 23,400 GBP); Giovanni Antonio Dosio, (Florence, 1569); Alexandre Dumas Pere, 9 ALS; Albert Einstein Autograph Manuscripts; Freud, ALS; Louis XVI, ALS; Marie Antoinette, document signed; Proust, ALS; Rilke; Andreas Salome; Soupalt. Lots 59-82: Natural History: Ulisse Aldrovandi; Basilius Besler; Georges Louis Marie Leclerc Buffon; Henry Eeles Dresser; Henri Louis Duhamel du Monceau; Charles Lemaire; Francois Levaillant; Henry Leonard Meyer; Nathaniel Sendel; Antonio Tempesta; Lots 83-91: British Isles: Sir Robert Atkyns, The Ancient and present state of Glocestershiere; William Camden, Britain, or a chorographicall description of the most flourishing kindomes, England, Scotland, and Ireland (London, 1610). Lots 92-101: Atlases: Samuel Augustus Mitchell, A new univeral atlas. Philadelphia 1848. Lots 102-112: Europe: Sir William Hamilton, Campi Phlegraei. Observations on the volcanos of the two Sicilies; Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Opera (15 workd in 13 volumes, which sold for 176,000 GBP. Lots 113-172: Near and Middle East: Domingo Badia y Leblich; Henri Bechard; Francis Rawdon Chesney; Edward Dodwell. Lots 173-188: The Americas. Lots 189-192: Voyages. Lot 193: Africa. Lots 194-198: Asia. Lots 199-201: Polar. Lot 202: Australasia. Lots 203-246: Maps: Nova totius Americae tabula. Amsterdam: Pieter Schenk II., [c. 1710], which sold for 40,800 GBP.. Wraps. Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$25.00