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1 A Rural DD [Esdaile, David] Contributions to Natural History; Chiefly in Relation to the Food of the People
Edinburgh William Blackwood and Sons 1865 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 365 pages; Hardcover, 1st edition. Soundly bound in original dark green cloth with title-lettering in gilt to spine panel. Light shelf rub and tiny and nicks to cloth at spine ends and corners. Tenderness and partial splits in the gutters of the coated lining sheets. Light foxing to front endpapers and slight scattered soiling in the text. 20 page publisher's catalog added at rear. Begins with the virtues of eating horses and fungi, goes on to fish culture and ends with the growing of silkworms in your yars to clothe your family. Earnest humor? Now timely. Chapters on almanacs, folk-lore and weather prognostics. VG- 
Price: 100.00 USD
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2 Abbey, Edward; Hyde, Philip Slickrock Endangered Canyons of the Southwest
San Francisco Sierra Club Books 1971 0871560518 / 9780871560513 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Folio 13" - 23" tall; 143 pages; Folio, oversize HC/DJ 1st printing. Attractive and neat in original pictorial dust jacket. Lushly printed color photographs printed on high quality coated paper. Binding snug; no marks. Dust jacket has a short closed tear at the bottom edge of the front panel. NF/VG+ ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 110.00 USD
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3 Agosti, S. High Country Backpacker
Tulsa, OK Winchester Press 1982 0832936642 / 9780832936647 Paperback Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations & Photos; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 252 pages; 1982 Winchester Press trade pbck in glossy illstd covers. Square sound and clean; no marks. Just mild shelf evidence to spine edges. VG+ Ships immediately 
Price: 8.75 USD
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4 Audubon, Maria R. & Elliott Coues (Notes) Audubon and his Journals; With Zoological And Other Notes By Elliott Coues; In 2 Volumes
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1897 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- 
Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 1086 pages; HC 2 volumes. 1st edition. 532 & 554, [2], 9 plates. Uniformly bound in dark green cloth with gilt title lettering to spine and gilt seals to cover boards. Soundly bound and clean; top edges gilt and other edges untrimmed. Prior owner's period bookplates mounted to front pastedowns of both volumes. Gilt at spine just slightly dulled; cloth at crowns a little rubbed with some trace fray. Mild damp line to lower spine corner of the first and last few leaves of the second volume. Endpages joints a little tender. Illustrated with numerous plates on glossy stock, most with original plain paper gaurds laid in. Solid clean copy. VG- 
Price: 150.00 USD
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5 Auer, Matthew R (editor) Restoring Cursed Earth: Appraising Environmental Policy Reforms in Eastern Europe and Russia
New York Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005 0742529169 / 9780742529168 First Trade Edition Trade paperback 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 192 pages; Rowman & Littlefield trade pbck in glossy illstd covers. Square and sound. First 25 pgs with narginalia and underlining in pen. Latter 165 pgs unmarked. Light handling/reading wear to externals. G+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
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6 Barrows, W. B. & C. Hart Merriam (Ed. ) The English Sparrow in North America, (Passer Domesticus) Especially in its Relations to Agriculture.
Washington Government Printing Office 1889 First Edition Paperback Good+ 
Department of Agriculture, Division of Economic Ornithology and Mammalogy Bulletin, Number 1; Folding color map; tables; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 405 pages; Paperback in title lettered self-wraps. Bound 3-hole sewn; it appears the original cover wraps may have been lost. Spine edge worn but with wraps covering intact. Folding color map at rear. Solid clean copy. G+ 
Price: 13.50 USD
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7 Beck, Benjamin B. Animal Tool Behavior; The Use and Manufacture of Tools by Animals: Garland Series in Ethology
New York Garland STPM 1980 0824071689 / 9780824071684 First Edition Hardcover Good+ 
B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 320 pages; HC is snug in original brown cloth with title-lettering in silver to spine; ex-library indications include a catalog label at spine and light attachments to endpages. Minor shelf soiling to rear cover; slight soiling to fore and bottom edges. Light shelf rub to corners and spine ends. Scattered professional annotations, presumably from owner and professor Edward S. Reed; his name also written to front endpaper. Illustrated with B/W photographs. G+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8 Bianchi, Vitaly and Y. Vassnetsov (Illust. ) Tales of an Old Siberian Trapper
Philadelphia Colonial House 1946 First Edition Hardcover Good+ 
Color and b/w drawings; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 30 pages; Large format HC in original mustard yellow cloth with pictorial title design stamped boldly in black to front board. Spine unlettered, as issued. Soundly bound and clean; no marks. Just mild shelf rub to cloth at corners and spine ends; trace fray to cloth at lower front corners. Light thumbing/page turning stress to lower edge of some pages; binding a little shaken. VG- 
Price: 17.50 USD
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9 Brenders, Carl Wildlife; The Nature Paintings of Carl Brenders
New York H.N. Abrams in association with Mill Pond Press 1994 0810939770 / 9780810939776 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
4to 11" - 13" tall; 90 pages; Oversize square format HC/DJ. 1st edition. Signed by the aritst, Brenders, on the title page. Square snug and neat in a uniformly bright and clean dust jacket. Publisher's embossed gold medallion sticker "Artist Autographed Copy" mounted to the front panel of the jacket. Mill Pond Press and Abrams promotional ephemera laid in at front. Trace fading to clot color at edges. Superficial shelf evidence to jacket surfaces. All else Lovely; book feels unread. NF/NF; Signed by Author 
Price: 55.00 USD
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10 Buell, Lawrence The Future of Environmental Criticism; Environmental Crisis and Literary Imagination
Wiley-Blackwell 2005 1405124768 / 9781405124768 Paperback Near Fine 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 206 pages; Trade sized paperback in glossy pictorial covers. Bright, tight and fresh; feels and appears unread. Trace shelf evidence to covers. Nearly as new. NF 
Price: 9.00 USD
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11 Bullard, Marion Mr. M'Tavish
Ny, NY Dutton 1933 Hard cover Very Good- 
B&W Illustrations; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 111 pages; Dutton HC in original thatched green cloth; title and illustration stamped to cover, illustration to rear board and lettered on spine in black. Lower corners slightly bumped; cloth sun faded along spine but with lettering bright. Two small pin holes to cloth in front external gutter. Usual light toning to endpages at hinge. Solid clean copy, charmingly illustrated by the author. Uncommon. VG- 
Price: 67.50 USD
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12 Burgess, Thornton W. & Harrison Cady (Illus. ) The Burgess Seashore Book For Children [Dust Jacket ONLY]
New York Little, Brown & Company 1929 Dust jacket Very Good 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; This listing is for the original dust jacket ONLY. Color pictorial dust jacket retains publisher's $3.00 issue price to unclipped front flap. Issue date unknow, Front flap contains a detailed ummary of the book's contents, illustrations and approach. Rear jacket flap has blurbs for three other books in this series of Burgess natural History books while the rear cover has ad/catalog for 6 different Burgess series titles. Jacket is lightly rubbed at edges with just very mild toning to the whites. A vertical stress crease mid-spine where the jacket was folded after removal from the book. Original dust jacket (no book). VG to VG+ 
Price: 50.00 USD
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13 Campbell, Sam and Harry Lees (Illust. ) Seven Secrets Of Somewhere Lake; Animal Ways That Inspire and Amaze
Indianapolis The Bobbs-Merrill Company 1952 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 236 pages; Soundly bound and generally neat in wraparound illustrated jacket. Mild shelf wear several tiny chips to the jacket at edges; shallow chips and short tears to spine ends and corners. Small piece of clear tape reinforcement to bottom edge of jacket's front panel. Mild sunning to jacket spine. Board spine ends and corners lightly rubbed. Signed by the author to the front end page. Prior owner's name penned to back side of front end page. VG++/VG; Signed by Author 
Price: 22.50 USD
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14 Campbell, Sam and Will Forest (Illust. ) Eeny, Meeny, Miney Mo - and Still-Mo Lessons in Living from Five Frisky Red Squirrels
Indianapolis Bobbs-Merrill, 1945 Hardcover Very Good- Signed by Author
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 237 pages; Soundly bound in original green cloth with title lettering in gilt to spine and cover, a little dulled at spine.Signed by Campbell on publisher's pictorial label/title list and signed again without inscription to the half title page. Boards just slightly shelf bumped at corners. Contents clean and neat. lacking dust jacket but otherwise about VG; Signed by Author 
Price: 14.00 USD
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15 Catton, William R. Jr. Bottleneck; Humanity's Impending Impasse
Exlibris Corporation 2009 1441522417 / 9781441522412 Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 290 pages; Tight bright and fresh in clean crisp-edged dust jacket. Just a whisper of shelf evidence to jacket edges. Feels and appears unread and about as new. F/NF 
Price: 23.00 USD
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16 Conservation Commission, State Of New York; Alexander MacDonald (Commissioner) Conservation Commission; Sixteenth Annual Report for the Year 1926.
Albany J B Lyon Co 1927 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- 
Color Plates; b&w photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 259 pages; HC in original green cloth with title lettering in gilt to spine. Soundly bound and clean with no marks. Mild foxing to front and rear endpages. Illustrated with some color plates of fishes along with many b&w drawings and photographs. Solid copy with light shelf wear to edges. VG- to VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
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17 Costello, David F. The World of the Porcupine (Living World Books)
Philadelphia, PA J. B. Lippincott Co. 1966 B000JC3QV4 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 157 pages; Large-format HC/DJ. 1st edition. Snug, sound, and clean in original pictorial dust jacket. No marks. Jacket lightly rubbed along the edges. Jacket's front panel has what appears to be a light misting of white paint "spotlets." Illustrated with B&W photographs. VG+/VG ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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18 Cotlow, Lewis Zanzabuku; Dangerous Safari
New York Rinehart & Company Inc 1956 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 370 pages; Early, though not 1st printing. Square sound copy in original pictorial dust jacket. No marks. Dust jacket lightly shelf rubbed at edges with a few small nicks and short closed tears. Spine panle slightly sunned. Illustrated with b&w photographs on glossy stock. VG/VG 
Price: 12.95 USD
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19 Cross, Theodore Waterbirds
New York W. W. Norton & Company 2009 0393072266 / 9780393072266 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Square 4to 9" - 11" tall; 344 pages; Printing. Oversize, square format HC/DJ. Handsome copy is bright, snug and very neat in crisp edged and uniformly bright pictorial dust jacket. Just trace shelf evidence to edges of this massive book. Lavishly illustrated with color photographs. VG++/VG++ or better. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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20 De Saint-Pierre, James Henry Bernardin Amd Henry Hunter, (Ltranslator) and Benjamin Smith Barton (Notes and Additions) Studies of Nature: with the Addition of Numerous Original Notes and Illustrations: [Three Volumes, Complete]
Philadelphia Abraham Small 1808 Leather Very Good- 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 3 volumes, complete. Xl, 417; vii, 504; ii, 493 pages. Snugly bound in period speckled calf boards but rebacked with professional faux leather spines for institutional purpose. Prior ownership of the Bryce Thompson Institute of Plant Research, with bookplates at front and card pockets at rear. Crude gilt title lettering to faux leather spines includes LOC catalog numbering stamped in gilt. Includes frontis and 4 folding plates from copperplate. Snugly bound and clean; expected light toning and foxing scattered through contents, heaviest to endpages. Mild rubbing to leather at board edges with some mild abrasion to leather at corners. From the 1784 French edition. Snug neat copy with professional though unattractive rebacking. VG- thus ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 185.00 USD
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