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The Naturalist's Library; Containing Scientific and Popular Descriptions of Man, Quadrupeds, Birds, Fishes, Reptiles and Insects; Compiled From The Works of Cuvier, Griffith, Richardson, Geoffrey, Lacepede, Buffon, Goldsmith, Shaw, Montague, Wilson, Lewis and Clarke, Audubon, and Other Writers On Natural History.

By: N/A

Price: $47.50

Publisher: Boston, Phillips, Sampson and Company: 1849

Seller ID: 018147

Condition: Fine


Original blue cloth with impressed designs on both covers. 6 1/4 X 10 inches. 880 pages. From the title page, "with four hundred engravings" of black and white illustrations throughout copy. Contents include information on Mammalia, Aves, Amphibia, Pisces, Insecta and Vermes. Foxing on many pages. A corner is missing from a page. Text and illustrations are not affected. Dampstain spots on covers. Corners and edges slightly worn. Despite foxing, pages are clean and complete. Binding is complete. View more info

Pacific Rural Press. Vol. XLV. No. 19. May 13, 1893.

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, The Dewey Publishing Company: 1893

Seller ID: 020759

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Original publisher's black and white wrapper with two reprinted black and white photographs relating to a "rabbit-drive"; one shows the body of a rabbit which hangs by its feet; the other shows men involved in the hunt and numerous rabbit carcasses laid in front of them. 11 1/4" x 15 1/2." Pages 417-440, complete. Black and white illustrations and advertisements throughout magazine, complete. Pages are very clean and intact but are loose and there is some chipping at the spine. The Pacific Rural Press was a major agricultural journal that was published between the mid-nine... View more info

Travels in a Tree-Top

By: Abbott, Charles C.

Price: $47.50

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, J.B. Lippincott Co.: 1898

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13970

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


215 pages; illustrations; index; green cloth binding with gilt lettering and design. Abbott (1843-1919) was an American natural history writer. The book is an account of the bird life among the tree tops. Very good clean copy. View more info

The American Museum Congo Expedition Collection of Insectivora

By: Allen J.A.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: American Museum of Natural History: 1922

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8468

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


"Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural history, Vol. XLVII, Art 1, pp. 1-38, New York, Issued July 20, 1922.: Original wrappers. Museum of Vertebrate Zoology stamp and ink withdrawal notation on front cover. Illustrated with one text figure and four photos, one in color. View more info

List of Mammals and Birds Collected in Northeastern Sonora and Northwestern Chihuahua, Mexico, on the Lumholtz Archaeological Expedition, 1890-1892

By: Allen, J. A.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, American Museum of Natural History: 1893

Seller ID: 016713

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Paper wrapper, moderate chipping, stamp and pencil notes on front, not affecting text. Fold line in back cover. Paginated 27 - 42. Reprint of an article first published in the Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, Vol V, Article III. Carl Lumholtz (1851-1922) was a Norwegian explorer and ethnographer who conducted several expeditions to Mexico from 1890-1910 for the American Museum of Natural History. This booklet lists the birds and mammals collected on one of these expeditions. View more info

Nomenclaturial Notes on American Mammals.

By: Allen, J.A.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, New York, The Knickerbocker Press: 1902

Seller ID: 11739

Condition: Collectible-Fine


"Author's Edition, extracted from BULLETIN of the American Museum of Natural History, XVI (July 1902)". Pages 159-168; gray paper wrapper (6 x 10 inch) with title on the cover. Discussion of various latin names for mammals in North America in an attempt to settle on proper names. Fine clean copy. View more info

A New Bear from the Alaska Peninsula.

By: Allen, J.A.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, New York, The Knickerbocker Press: 1902

Seller ID: 11433

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Pages 141-143; plates; paper wrapper with title on the cover (6 1/4 x 9 1/2 inch). Author's Edition, extracted from Bulletin American Museum of Natural History, Vol. XVI, article XIII (April 12, 1902). Unopened copy with stamp of J. Grinnell, the noted ornithologist and Director of Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, on the top of the cover with a UC-Museum of Vertebrate Zoology stamp and the word 'dup' in pencil. The bear is Ursus merriami, named after Dr. C. Hart Merriam. View more info

List of Mammals Collected By Mr. J.H. Batty in New Mexico and Durango, with Descriptions of New Species and Subspecies.

By: Allen, J.A.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, New York, The Knickerbocker Press: 1903

Seller ID: 11432

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Pages 587-612; bound in paper wrapper with title on the cover (6 1/4 x 9 3/4 inch). Author's Edition, extracted from Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, Vol. XIX, article XXIV (November 12, 1903). Unopened copy. Very slight discoloration along the edges, otherwise a clean copy. Concerned with a collection of mammals collected in New Mexico with descriptions. View more info

A Preliminary Study of the North American Opossums of the Genus Didelphis.

By: Allen, J.A.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, New York, The Knickerbocker Press: 1901

Seller ID: 11431

Condition: Collectible-Fine


Pages 149-188; tables, plates; paper wrapper with title on the cover. Author's Edition, extracted from Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, XV, article XI (June 15, 1901). unopened copy with very slight discoloration along the edges. View more info

History and Exploration of the Grand Canyon Region, Natural History Bulletin No. 2

By: Anonymous

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Grand Canyon Natural History Association: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8492

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Original wrappers. Consists of: Resume of Grand Canyon History, by Frederick S. Dellenbaugh; The Origin of Henry Van Dyke's Poem on the Grand Canyon, by John C. Merriam; Cheyava Falls, by Henry C. Kolb; Breaking a Trail Through Bright Angel Canyon, by Francois E. Matthes. 22 pages. View more info

The Museum of Birds.

By: Anonymous

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Kiggins & Kellogg:

Seller ID: 6142

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


No date. ca. 1850s? 8 pages, illustrations of the owl, quail, dove, robin, sparrow, and crane, printed wrapper, small booklet measuring 3 1/4 x 2". Very good, paper darkened, no chipping or creasing. View more info

The Illustrated Book of Natural History: In Four Parts (Part One)

By: Ashmead, Henry B.

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Henry B. Ashmead: 1858

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019492

Condition: Very Good


Original publisher's green cloth binding with new spine and corners. Part One only. Eight colored bird prints. 10 1/4" x 12 7/8." Thirty-one pages, complete. Gilt and impressed decorations on front cover. Impressed decorations on back cover. Pages have light foxing and dampstaining. Printed for the American Sunday-School Union. Contents of Part One are the following: "Turkey," "Eagle," "Hen," "Skylark," "Nightingale," "Partridge," "Swallow," and "Robin." Brief descriptions of each bird are included. (Parts Two,... View more info

Mammals of the Grand Canyon Region, Natural History Bulletin No. 1

By: Bailey, Vernon

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Grand Canyon Natural History Association: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8493

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Original wrappers. Bailey was the Retired Chief Field Naturalist, U.s. biological Survey. Photo illustrated. 40 pages. View more info

A Description of California in 1828 (Bancroft Library Publications Number Three)

By: Bandini, Jose; Wright, Doris Marion (Translator and Introduction)

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Berkeley, CA, Friends of the Bancroft Library: 1951

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019868

Condition: Fine


Limited edition. One of 400 copies. Original publisher's red cloth binding. 6 1/2" x 10." Fifty-two pages, complete. Black and white reprinted roundel portraits of Jose Bandini and Ysidora Blancas, complete. Colophon in the back: "400 copies printed for the Friends of the Library by The Westgate Press, December 1951." Pages and covers are very clean and intact. A fine copy. Jose Bandini (1771-1841) was a Spanish sea captain who settled in California. This book contains Bandini's "Descrision," in its original Spanish form and English translation, which is a nin... View more info

New Source Material On Sir Joseph Banks And Iceland. From The Original Manuscripts In The Sutro Branch, California State Library

By: Banks, Sir Joseph

Price: $100.00

Publisher: San Francisco, California., California State Library: 1941

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 018270

Condition: Fine


Original tan wrapper with black lettering and a black and white illustration of Sir Joseph Banks on the front cover. Black cloth binding. 8 1/4 X 10 3/4 inches. 113 pages. This mimeographed copy was published in a small edition. Banks (1743-1820) was an English naturalist, botanist and patron of natural sciences. From the title page, "Sutro Branch, California State Library, Occasional Papers. Manuscript Series No. 3." Back cover is slightly torn on the edge, approx 1 inch. Pages are very clean and complete. Binding is tight. View more info

The Work of Stephen Harvard; A Life in Letters

By: Becker, David P., Cataloger

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Harvard College Library. The Houghton Library. 1990. Cambridge, Mass.: 1990

Seller ID: 2787

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Illustrations. 2,000 copies printed. From the Foreword: "The Houghton Library has long cherished its close relationship with Stephen Harvard, which began when he was an undergraduate at Dartmouth. He frequently visited the Departm ent of Printing and Graphic Arts, where his interest in the world of letters. was encouraged by Philip Hofer". From the Introduction: "Born in Rochester, Minnesota in 1948, Stephen grew up in Connecticut, where his first interest was natural his tory. " "Along with his boyhood museum of natural history in the basement came the self-taught practice... View more info

The Harvest of the Sea : A Contribution to the Natural and Economic History of the British Food Fishes

By: Bertram, James G.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, New York, D. Appleton & Co.: 1866

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 13945

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


xv, 519 pages; illustrations; appendix, index; green cloth binding with gilt lettering and design. Some repair to the spine and with new endpapers. James Bertram (1824-1892) was a marine economist and newspaper editor from Scotland. Among the chapters are: fish life and growth; fish commerce; fish culture; anglers' fishes; natural and economic history of the salmon; natural and economic history of the Herring; white-fish fisheries; natural and economic history of the oyster; our shell-fish fisheries; the fisher folk; concluding remarks; with appendix. He was one of the pioneers of cheap newspa... View more info

Image for Original Map - "Entrance to the Chesapeake Bay.  Reduced from the Surveys Made by D. P. Adams and Others by Order of the Navy Commissioners of the U.S.  By E. Blunt."

Original Map - "Entrance to the Chesapeake Bay. Reduced from the Surveys Made by D. P. Adams and Others by Order of the Navy Commissioners of the U.S. By E. Blunt."

By: Blunt, Edmund (Draftsman); Hooker, William (Engraver)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, E. and G. W. Blunt: 1841

Seller ID: 020148

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Original publisher's black and white engraved nautical chart showing the Chesapeake Bay. Chart with margins measures 9" x 8 1/2"; actual chart area measures 8 1/4" x 7 1/4." Chart is very clean and intact. There are three vertical fold lines. Title printed on left side of the chart. At the top is "Engraved for the American Coast Pilot, 14th Ed." At bottom-center is the scale of distance in nautical miles. At the bottom is the following: "E. Blunt delt.; New York, Published by E. & G.W. Blunt, 1841.; Hooker sculpsit." Chart includes numbers showing water ... View more info

Image for Original Map - "Boston Harbour: From the Survey of A. S. Wadsworth Esq., U.S.N. and the Chart of Des Barres."

Original Map - "Boston Harbour: From the Survey of A. S. Wadsworth Esq., U.S.N. and the Chart of Des Barres."

By: Blunt, Edmund (Draftsman); Hooker, William (Printer); Hatch (Engraver)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, E. and G. W. Blunt: 1841

Seller ID: 020141

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Original publisher's black and white engraved nautical chart showing Boston Harbor. Chart with margins measures 10 1/8" x 8 1/8"; actual chart area measures 11" x 9." Chart has faint dampstaining and slight chipping at the bottom edge but is clean and intact overall. The title, scales of distance in statute miles and nautical miles, and the following are printed in the lower-left corner: ""Common tides rise 10 feet. Spring tides 13 feet, though frequently varied by the winds. High water at full & Change at XL1/4. Lrs. & frs. by D. R. Harrison." At the top is ... View more info

Image for Original Map - "New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland"

Original Map - "New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland"

By: Boynton, G. W.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: 0

Seller ID: 020105

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Original hand-colored map of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland. Map features yellow, green, and pink coloring. No date, circa 1855. 7" x 5 3/8." Map is very clean and intact. Counties and major cities are shown within each state in addition to natural water features such as rivers, lakes, and bays. In the lower-left corner are the title, scale of distance, and population statistics for the four states. "G. W. Boynton" printed in lower-right corner. Lines of latitude and longitude also included. View more info