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  • Quammen, David
    The Boilerplate Rhino: Nature in the Eye of the Beholder

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Scribner, 2000. Octavo, blue and light green boards. pp 287. Bibliography, index. Fine in fine jacket. 26 columns about nature which originally appeared in Outside magazine. 0684837285

    Book ID: 46203
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  • THE CRUISE OF THE MARCHESA TO KAMSCHATKA & NEW GUINEA, with notices of Formose, Liu-Kiu, and various islands of the Malay Archipelago...Second edition by GUILLEMARD, F.H.H.
    GUILLEMARD, F.H.H.
    THE CRUISE OF THE MARCHESA TO KAMSCHATKA & NEW GUINEA, with notices of Formose, Liu-Kiu, and various islands of the Malay Archipelago...Second edition

    New York: Scribner & Welford, 1889. Second edition, abridged (first was London, 1886, two volumes). Octavo, dark blue boards gilt, brown endpapers. pp (2), (xx), 455 + 13 colour maps (5 folding) + 28 b&w plates; 111 illustrations and one map in text. Preface to Second Edition - "In the present Edition the reduction to one volume has necessitated the omission of the Appendices, together with the Chapter on the History of Kamschatka. The two hand-coloured plates of birds have also been omitted, but with these exceptions both the text and woodcuts remain the same as in the First Edition." Book just a little leaned; spine has nicks, very small chip, and rubbing at ends, as well as some…

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    New York: Scribner & Welford, 1889. Second edition, abridged (first was London, 1886, two volumes). Octavo, dark blue boards gilt, brown endpapers. pp (2), (xx), 455 + 13 colour maps (5 folding) + 28 b&w plates; 111 illustrations and one map in text. Preface to Second Edition - "In the present Edition the reduction to one volume has necessitated the omission of the Appendices, together with the Chapter on the History of Kamschatka. The two hand-coloured plates of birds have also been omitted, but with these exceptions both the text and woodcuts remain the same as in the First Edition." Book just a little leaned; spine has nicks, very small chip, and rubbing at ends, as well as some light damp spotting; cracked front inner hinge neatly reparied; some foxing early and late; yellowing to page edges; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names. Account of a British natural history expedition aboard the Marchesa, chiefly focusing on birds, January 1882 - April 1884. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.

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    Book ID: 36864
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  • SCHMIDT, Oscar (1823-86)
    THE DOCTRINE OF DESCENT AND DARWINISM

    New York: Appleton, 1897. Octavo, publisher's half leather and marbled boards, top edges gilt. pp (x), 335, [3]. 26 woodcut illustrations in text. Spine a bit darkened but gilt lettering bright, two small tan spots to lower outer corner of front free endpaper; else a VG+ clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names. Eduard Oscar Schmidt was a German zoologist and psychologist who was an early proponent of Darwinism. 23x18x4 cm

    Book ID: 41137
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  • Tim Flannery
    The Eternal Frontier: An Ecological History of North America and Its Peoples

    Edition: First printing

    Atlantic Monthly Press, 2001. Cloth & boards. Colour plates. Fine in fine jacket. 0871137895

    Book ID: 47196
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  • BATES, Marston
    THE NATURE OF NATURAL HISTORY.

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Scribner's, 1950. Green cloth. [10], 309 pp, index. Fine copy, no owner marks. Dust jacket has nicks and rubbing at head of spine; nick and tiny very small chip to top edge of front panel; light dust soiling to rear panel; VG+ otherwise, flap price intact. Second book of the reknowned zoologist and ecologist.; Octavo.

    Book ID: 20561
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  • RUTHERFORD, G.K., editor
    THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT OF THE FAEROE ISLANDS

    Edition: First Edition

    The Hague: Dr W Junk, 1982. Printed boards without jacket, as issued. pp vi, 148 + colour plate at front. Tables and photos in text. Bibliography, index. 9061930995

    Book ID: 44271
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  • YOUNG, Stanley P. and Edward A. Goldman
    THE PUMA: Mysterious American Cat. (Part 1, History, Life Habits, Economic Status & Control by Stanley P. Young; Part II, Classification of the Races of the Puma by Edward A. Goldman

    Edition: First Edition

    Washington, D.C: American Wildlife Institute, 1946. Dark green cloth gilt. pp (xvi), 358, [2] + colour frontispiece and numerous other b&w plates. Gilt spine lettering a little flaked; front panel and flap (only) of jacket affixed to rear pastedown; nice bookplate at front of Hoyes Lloyd, noted Canadian ornithologist; a VG+ clean, tight and unworn copy otherwise. The definitive book on these big, elusive cats.; Octavo

    Book ID: 28268
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  • FORSTER, Johann Reinhold
    The Resolution Journal of Johann Reinhold Forster 1772-1775. Edited By Michael E. Hoare (4 Volume set)

    London: Hakluyt Society, 1982. Four volume set, complete. Octavo, blue cloth. Colour frontispiece, plates (some folded), maps (some folded). Hakluyt Society, second series, vols 152-155. A fine set, in lightly rubbed VG jackets, small tears. Journal of Cook's principal naturalist on his second voyage. 2 kg parcel. 0904180107

    Book ID: 29510
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  • THOMSON, J. Arthur
    THE SYSTEM OF ANIMATE NATURE: the Gifford Lectures delivered in the University of St. Andrews in the years 1915 and 1916

    Edition: First US Edition

    New York: Henry Holt, 1920. Two volumes, octavo, dark green cloth. Endpapers and page edges yellowed, else a fine copy, no owner names. 1.5 kg parcel

    Book ID: 41922
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  • CLARK, James L.
    TRAILS OF THE HUNTED

    Edition: First UK edition

    London: Chatto & Windus, 1929. Original light green cloth. pp [2], (xiv), (270), [1, ads] + 47 plates. Covers faded; spine lightly spotted, with tips a bit frayed, cloth tears to joints neatly repaired; ink owner name on front free endpaper; scattered foxing; in all, a good, sound copy, tight in the binding; text clean and unworn. For many years Clark was the companion of Carl Akely ("a man who stood alone in his generation as a combination of scientist, sculptor, taxidermist, photographer, and author"). Clark "was engaged directly in the development of the Akeley camera, and with it has produced some unsurpassed photographs of life, of both man and beast, in remote corners of the world" - from…

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    London: Chatto & Windus, 1929. Original light green cloth. pp [2], (xiv), (270), [1, ads] + 47 plates. Covers faded; spine lightly spotted, with tips a bit frayed, cloth tears to joints neatly repaired; ink owner name on front free endpaper; scattered foxing; in all, a good, sound copy, tight in the binding; text clean and unworn. For many years Clark was the companion of Carl Akely ("a man who stood alone in his generation as a combination of scientist, sculptor, taxidermist, photographer, and author"). Clark "was engaged directly in the development of the Akeley camera, and with it has produced some unsurpassed photographs of life, of both man and beast, in remote corners of the world" - from the Foreword by Kermit Roosevelt. Photos of big animals. Includes chapter titled Sculpturng and Taxidermy, Central Asia, American Game, Yaks, Ibex, Poli, Captured by Mongols, Tortured, and more (15 chapters in all). 1.5 kg parcel; Quarto

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    Condition: Good

    Book ID: 27318
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  • VILLIERS, Marq de
    WATER

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: Stoddart, 1999. Glossy pictorial boards. pp xvi, 413. Notes, index. Fine copy. Translucent jacket is quite rippled to rear panel, much less so to spine and front panel, nick to front panel, VG otherwise. Winner of a Governor-General's Award, with the gold G-G sticker on the front panel.

    Book ID: 46772
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  • National Wetlands Working Group, Canada Committee on Ecological Land Classification
    WETLANDS OF CANADA

    Ottawa: Enviornment Canada, 1988. Glossy pictorial boards without jacket, as issued, colour endpaper maps. pp xiv, (454). Photos (some in colour), maps, charts, index. Light rubbing to the surface gloss else a fine copy, no previous owner marks. 2 kg parcel; Quarto

    Book ID: 33121
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  • MATTHIESSEN, Peter
    WILDLIFE IN AMERICA. Introduction by Richard H. Pough. Drawings by Bob Hines.

    Edition: First Edition

    New York: Viking, 1959. Natural rough linen spine and pictorial green cloth covers. Blue-green topstain sunned, with about half the colour gone; slightest of darkening to spine; else fine. Price-clipped jacket shows some rubbing to tips & centre of gilt spine; nicks to spine tips; one inch tear to upper rear spine fold; two tape repairs and some tanning internally; slight rubbing to front panel; slight sunning to the upper portion of the spine; vertical ridge to inner margin of covers from binding; a VG, still attractive example otherwise. His first non-fiction book and third book overall, "It is the first comprehensive history of American wildlife, from the time of the white man's arrival in the New World to…

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    New York: Viking, 1959. Natural rough linen spine and pictorial green cloth covers. Blue-green topstain sunned, with about half the colour gone; slightest of darkening to spine; else fine. Price-clipped jacket shows some rubbing to tips & centre of gilt spine; nicks to spine tips; one inch tear to upper rear spine fold; two tape repairs and some tanning internally; slight rubbing to front panel; slight sunning to the upper portion of the spine; vertical ridge to inner margin of covers from binding; a VG, still attractive example otherwise. His first non-fiction book and third book overall, "It is the first comprehensive history of American wildlife, from the time of the white man's arrival in the New World to the present." - jacket flap. 8 colour and 16 black & white plates inserted, very good line drawings in text. 1.5 kg parcel; Quarto

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    Book ID: 5928
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  • SETON, Ernest Thompson
    WOODMYTH & FABLE

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Century, 1905. Narrow octavo, red pictorial cloth stamped in green and gilt. Lightly darkened has minor rubbing to corners; half inch tear to bottom margin of pp 47-48s=; page edges yellowed; else a fine copy. Text printed in red and back, title page in mauve and black. Numerous excellent line drawings by the author, 10 full page. Cover, title page, and general make up design by Grace Gallatin Seton. Nature fables with morals at the end. An attractive book.

    Book ID: 42851
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