Category: Birds and Bugs


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Birds of Australia in Colour

By: Stevens, Lyla

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Whitcombe & Tombs Pty. Ltd. (Circa 1950). Melbourne.:

Seller ID: 2469

Condition: Collectible-Very Good

Illustrated boards. Color illustrations. Front end papers split at spine. The author describes some birds of Australia -- some known for their beautiful plumage, others for their remarkable habits: Eastern Rosella; Satin Bower-bird; Lyre-bird; B rog la; Kookaburra; Wedge-tailed Eagle; Boobook Owl; etc. View more info

In Memoriam : W. Lee Chambers

By: Stone, Lois C.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Berkeley, California, 1968

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 14330

Condition: Collectible-Fine

Reprinted from The Auk (Vol. 85, July 15, 1968). Pages 404-409; paper wrapper (6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inch) with title on the cover. Inscribed in ink on cover 'Compliments of Lois C. Stone to John & Mary Belle Swingle'. Also included is a short letter by Lois Stone to the Swingles talking about Lee Chambers and Stone's plan for a series on early western naturalists. Lee Chambers (1878-1966) was an ornithologist and played a major role in the Cooper Club of Southern California. Fine clean copy. View more info

A List of the Birds of the Atlin Region, British Columbia; No. 2

By: Swarth, Harry S.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: No City, California Academy of Sciences: 1936

Seller ID: 4284

Condition: Collectible-Very Good

Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, Fourth Series, Vol. XXIII, No. 2, pp. 35-58, June 19, 1936. 23-page booklet. Page edges uncut. Unopened pages. Inked stamp imprint front cover. For the list of birds: "Under each species there is given a brief statement of the manner of occurrence and all available migration dates, nothing more". View more info

Origins of the Fauna of the Sitkan District, Alaska; No. 3

By: Swarth, Harry S.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: No City, California Academy of Sciences: 1936

Seller ID: 4285

Condition: Collectible-Very Good

Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, Fourth Series, Vol. XXIII, No. 3, pp. 59-78, 1 text figure, June 19, 1936. 19-page booklet. One illustration of southeastern Alaska. Page edges uncut. Some unopened pages. Inked stamp imprint front cover. From the Introduction: "The region possesses bird and mammal populations, as well as plants, that are sufficiently characteristic to justify the distinctive name "Sitkan district" that has been applied by biologists to this part of Alaska." View more info

Some Birds of the Fresno District, California (Pacific Coast Avifauna, Number 9)

By: Tyler, John G.; Grinnell, Joseph (Editor); Swarth, Harry S. (Editor)

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Hollywood, CA, Cooper Ornithological Club: 1913

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 019627

Condition: Very Good

Original publisher's wrappers bound in plain black cloth. 7" x 10 1/2." 114 pages, complete. Inscribed by author on half title page in ink dated "June 1931." Pages and covers are clean and intact. The Pacific Coast Avifauna accommodates papers that could not be included in the Cooper Ornithological Club's main publication, The Condor, for their length. This paper discusses the boundaries of the Fresno district, the status of bird populations in the district, and descriptions and field note observations on various bird species that reside there. In the back on gray cards... View more info

Review of the Genus Gastrodes (Lygaeidae, Hemiptera); No. 20

By: Usinger, Robert L.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: No City, California Academy of Sciences: 1938

Seller ID: 4316

Condition: Collectible-Very Good

Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, Fourth Series, Vol. XXIII, No. 20, pp. 289-301, 2 text figs. September 1, 1938. Some unopened pages. Page edges are uncut. Study of insects. Suctorial mouth parts. Cicadas. Crickets. Plant Lice. The author writes of: Phylogenetic Relationships; Gastrodes abietum Bergroth, 1914; Gastrodes remotus Usinger, new species; Gastrodes intermedius Usinger, new species; etc. View more info

Bulletin of the California Academy of Sciences, Vol. 2, No. 5, September, 1886 (cover title)

By: Various

Price: $10.00

Publisher: No City, California Academy of Sciences: 1886

Seller ID: 4278

Condition: Collectible-Very Good

Sutro Library book plate affixed to inside front cover. 92-page booklet with weather maps. Page edges are uncut. Some unopened pages. Contents include: Revision of the California Species of Lithocharis and Allied Genera, Thos. L. Casey; Studies in the Botany of California and Parts Adjacent, IV, Edward Lee Greene -- 1. On Some Chicoriaceous Compositae, 2. Some Species of Euphorbia -- Anisophyllum, 3. New Polypetalae; A New Species of Californian Coleoptera, J. J. Rivers; Contributions to the Larval History of Pacific Coast Coleoptera, J. J. Rivers; Notes on Saturn, Geo. Davidson; Weather Types... View more info

Anouncement: The First Annual Auction Sale of Lepidoptera Will be Held at No. 104 West 61st street, New York City, Saturday January 25th 1896.(cover title)

By: Various

Price: $37.50

Publisher: New York, R. Ottolengui: 1896

Seller ID: 7815

Condition: Collectible-Good

Stapled wrappers, with spine rusted through were stapes were. Some soiling to front and back cover. An auction catalog in which "three hundred species will be offered, of which more than 20 have been described since the publication of Smith's Check List." No prices realized list. 13 pages. View more info

Birds, Illustrated By Color Photography. A Monthly Serial Designed to Promote Knowledge of Bird-life.

By: Various

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois, Nature Study Publishing Company, Publishers: 1896

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12498

Condition: Collectible-Very Good

Set includes Volume I, No. 1 (January 1897); No. 2 (February 1897); No. 3 (March 1897); No. 4 (April 1897); No. 5 (May 1897); No. 6 (June 1897). Volume II, No. 1 (July 1897); No. 2 (August 1897); No. 3 (September 1897); No. 4 (October 1897). Ten issues total in this set. Preface "The text is prepared with the view of giving the children as clear an idea as possible, of haunts, habits, characteristics and such other information as will lead them to love the birds and delight in their study and acquaintance." Fine clean set with color plates [complete set of plates for each issue]. First... View more info

Notes on the Osteology and Myology of the Domestic Fowl, (Gallus Domesticus,) for the Use of Colleges and Schools of Comparative Anatomy and for the Independent Zoological Student.

By: Vaughan, Victor C.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Ann Arbor, MI, Sheehan and Company: 1876

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019449

Condition: Very Good

Original publisher's green pebble cloth binding. Ex-library. 5" x 7 7/8." 116 pages, complete. Black and white diagrams and illustrations, complete. Gilt lettering on front cover. Impressed decorations and border on front and back covers. Pages are clean; binding is tight. Binding is chipped on the top of the spine. A textbook on the bone and muscle structures of domestic fowl. View more info

Original Stereocard Photograph. "2064. Shags on their nests, Farallone Islands, P.O."

By: Watkins's Pacific Coast.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Watkins' Pacific Coast. 26 Montgomery St. opposite Lick House entrance, San Francisco.:

Seller ID: 017695

Condition: Fine

Circa 1870's. Original stereocard on orange board. Board dimensions, 7 X 3 1/2 X, photograph dimensions 6 X 3 1/4. Title on base of board. Photograph is of 3 shags sitting on their nests which are on rocks. One photograph is slightly faded on bottom corner. View more info

A New Parasitic Fly of the Genus Chaetophlepsis.

By: Webber, R.T.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Washington, D. C., Smithsonian Institution: 1931

Seller ID: 9701

Condition: Collectible-Very Good

# 2863 - From the Proceedings of the United States National Museum, Vol. 78, Art. 20, pages 1-4. Seperate in gray wrapper, with former owner's stamp on the cover "San Diego State College", evidence of a former fold to pamphlet. Description of the new species CHAETOPHLEPSIS ORBITALIS. View more info

Butterflies Worth Knowing

By: Weed, Clarence M.

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company for Nelson Doubleday, Inc. 1923. (Garden City, N.J.): 1923

Seller ID: 2475

Condition: Collectible-Very Good

Illustrated cloth. Illustrated dust wrapper. Later printing. Illustrated by 48 Plates, 32 in Color. Dust wrapper has some chipping along edges with tears at lower back cover. Ink notation front end paper. The author writes about: Butte rfly Scents, Migrations, Hibernation or Lethargy, Feigning Death, Color Sense, Swallowtails, Meadow-Browns or Satyrs, etc. View more info

A Record of the Fossil Grebe, Colymbus Parvus, From the Pliocene of California, with Remarks on Other American Fossils of This Family; No. 13

By: Wetmore, Alexander

Price: $10.00

Publisher: No City, California Academy of Sciences: 1937

Seller ID: 4309

Condition: Collectible-Very Good

Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, Fourth Series, Vol. XXIII, No. 13, pp. 195-201, 15 text figures. December 30, 1937. "Dr. G. Dallas Hanna of the California Academy of Sciences has placed in my hands for study the excellently preserved distal end of a right tibio-tarsus of a bird found by Mr. W. D. Cortright of the Associated Oil Company in April, 1935 in a drill core obtained in Kern County, California". The author goes on to describe the fossil. View more info

The Red Harvester Ant and How to Subdue it

By: Wildermuth, V. L., And E. G. Davis

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Washington, DC, U. S. Department of Agriculture: 1931

Seller ID: 12588

Condition: Collectible-Fine

Farmers' Bulletin No. 1668. 21 pages; illustrations; paper wrapper (5 3/4 x 9 inch). Concerned with the destruction incurred by the Red Harvester Ant (Pogonomyrmex barbatus) in the south. Fine clean copy. View more info

North American Predaceous Bettles of the Tribe Tillini in the United States Museum.

By: Woolcott, A.B.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Washington, D. C., Government Printing Office: 1921

Seller ID: 9872

Condition: Collectible-Fine

From the PROCEEDINGS OF THE UNITED STATES NATIONAL MUSEUM, 59. Pages 269-290, plate; wraps. Several new species have been found and descriptions of these, as well as records of all the known speicies contained in the collection, are given. Former owner's name in pencil on cover "R.D. Harwood" and a 'Comstock Memorial Library' stamp. View more info

The Garden Centipede

By: Wymore, F.W.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Berkeley, California, University of California, Agricultural Extension Service.: 1931

Seller ID: 9816

Condition: Collectible-Fine

Bulletin 518 (November 1931). 22 pages; illustrations; wrapper. Deals with the centipede, its effect in the garden and farming, and use of flooding fields to control it. Former owner's name in ink at the top of the front cover 'Calvert E. Norland.' View more info