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Four Ducks on the Shoreline (Vintage Lithograph)

By: Aggasiz Fuertes, Louis

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, None Indicated: 1900

Seller ID: 41153


1 pages; This attractive lithograph of ducks is signed in the plate by Louis Aggasiz Fuertes. It measures 9" tall x 11 5/8" wide (image size 7 1/4" x 10"). Image is clear and clean; minor toning and a couple faint creases at margins. It bears no legend or printing information. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic r... View more info

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Klubhütten-Album des Schweizer Alpen-Club

By: Anonyme

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Bern, Zentral-Komitee S.A.C.: 1911

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38665


120 pages; Clean and tight in original gray cloth binding with black lettering. A wonderful book illustrated with photographs of the mountains and the huts scattered through the Swiss Alps for the use of climbers. Folding plate of floorplans, etc. at rear. View more info

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ANNALS OF THE DESERT

By: Austin, Maude Mason ; photographs by Gandara

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Boston, Stratford Company: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40881


Former owner's name on endpaper. The leaves are folded and uncut, text printed on one side opposite photographs by Gandara printed on glossy stock. Twenty-five full page plates of photographs of desert scenes in the American Southwest and Northern Mexico. Dark blue wavy silk covers with gilt lettering. Rocq #16185; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ep... View more info

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LES SENTIERS FLEURIS DE LA JEUNESSE recueil de nouvelles

By: Bassanville, Mme. La Comtesse de

Price: $84.95

Publisher: Paris, P. -C. Lehuby: 1880

Seller ID: 39084


vii, (1), 381, (2) pages; Contents clean and tight in original binding of quarter leather over cloth covered boards. Gilt lettering at spine with raised bands and extensive gilt decoration within the compartments. Eleve de Mme. Campan. 12 lithographic plates by Bavalos. No date, but published around 1870-1880.; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in epheme... View more info

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Tournefort [Grands naturalistes francais; collection dirigée par Roger Heim]

By: Becker, Georges Henri Bianchi ; Charles Carriere ; preface par Roger Heim

Price: $59.95

Publisher: Paris, Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40682


321 & colophon pages; Publisher's wrappers, printed title and mounted portrait of the subject -- in the original glassine outer jacket, folded in the French manner. Minor wear to the glassine, but a tight, clean copy. This is the second volume of the distinguished series 'Grands Naturalistes Francais' - published under the direction of Roger Heim. The subject: Joseph Pitton de Tournefort [1656-1708] is usually credited with being the first to make a clear distinction ... View more info

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ANALYSES COMPARATIVES DES CENDRES D'Un Grand Nombre De Végétaux Suivies De L'Analyse De Différentes Terres Végétales

By: Berthier, M. P

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Paris, Bouchard-Huzard: 1854

Seller ID: 38853


131 pages; Extrait des Mémoires de la Société impériale et centrale d'agriculture, Chimie Agricole. Quarter calf over marbled boards, marbled endpapers. Raised bands with gilt lettering and accent lines. LC release stamp on first blank. Leather lightly rubbed at head & tail of spine. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic rendering... View more info

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FLORA ACONIENSIS sue Plantarum in Novariensi Provincia sponte nascentium descriptio.

By: Biroli, Joanne ; ( Novariensi )

Price: $274.95

Publisher: Typographia Viglevanensi: 1808

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39077


xxiv, 218; 261 pages; Quarter calf over marbled boards. Two volumes bound as one. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

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FORMAL GARDEN IN ENGLAND

By: Blomfield, Reginald ; F. Inigo Thomas (Illustrator)

Price: $49.95

Publisher: London, MacMillan And Co.: 1901

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 38895


xvi, 250 pages; Early 20th century binding of olive half calf (faded to brown at spine) over green cloth covered boards; gilt lettering and roses within panels on spine, all page edges gilt, light green marbled endpapers. Gilt faded at spine, shallow chipping at head of spine, leather lightly rubbed along edges. Attractive engraved bookplate of Louise Thoron Endicott. Brief inscription on half-title to L.E.dated 1892. Light scattered foxing, otherwise contents clean ... View more info

Image for Le Bon Jardinier - Encyclopédie Horticole Avec 6 planches en couleurs d'après des quarellessss exécutées spécialement par A. Millot. 150é édition

Le Bon Jardinier - Encyclopédie Horticole Avec 6 planches en couleurs d'après des quarellessss exécutées spécialement par A. Millot. 150é édition

By: Bois, D. ; et G. T. Grignan ; eds.

Price: $84.95

Publisher: Paris, Librairie Agricole de la Maison Rustique: 1933

Seller ID: 39188


2 p.l & 1036 pages; The text of this well-known encyclopedia of gardening, botany and horticulture was prepared under the direction of D. Bois and G. T. Grignan, with texts by a number of experts ("Rédigée par un groupe de savants et de practicines sou la direction de D. Bois et G. T. Grignan" -- a list of the many authors is on the verso of the first leaf, a facsimile of the decorative title page of the earlier editions). This 150th edition is retitled as Le... View more info

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Schreiben des Herrn Ignatz von Born ... an Herrn Franz Grafen von Kinsky ... ueber einen ausgebrannten Vulkan bey der Stadt Eger in Böhmen

By: Born, Ignaz von

Price: $450.00

Publisher: Prag [Prague], bey Wolfgang Gerle,: 1773

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39271


16 pages; Unbound (possibly extracted from a volume). Very light soiling to the title page and final page. Ignaz von Born [1742-1791] was a mineralogist and metallurgist, who became a significant figure in botany, and other branches of natural history. He was also a prominent freemason, (whose writing influenced Mozart, both as a mason, and as a major source for the structure and intellectual foundations of "The Magic Flute." Indeed, some writers suggest that ... View more info

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RESOURCES OF SOUTH-WEST VIRGINIA, Showing the Mineral Deposits of Iron, Coal, Zinc, Copper and Lead Also the Staples of the Various Counties, Methods of Transportation, Access, Etc.

By: Boyd, Charles Rufus

Price: $174.95

Publisher: New York, John Wiley: 1881

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39159


xiv, 321 pages; Bookplate on front pastedown endpaper, otherwise clean and tight in original gray-green cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine. Large folding colour map at rear with a split at one fold (repaired with archival tissue). Numerous text illustrations, full page plates, and the large coloured folding geological map at rear. An textensive examination of the natural resources and economic advantages of southwestern Virginia, covering the counties of Montgo... View more info

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OATS AND BARLEY ON NEW YORK FARMS - BULLETIN 376, SEPTEMBER 1937

By: Bussell, F. P.

Price: $5.95

Publisher: Ithaca, Cornell University: 1937

Seller ID: 41734


Cornell Extension Bulletin 376; 25 pages; Clean and tight in original printed wrappers. Photograph illustrations. OCLC: 632420704 ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

Image for Breeding, Training, Management, Diseases, &c. of Dogs together with an easy and agreeable method of instructing all breeds of dogs in a great variety of amusing and useful performances : including 31 illustrations of the different breeds of dogs

Breeding, Training, Management, Diseases, &c. of Dogs together with an easy and agreeable method of instructing all breeds of dogs in a great variety of amusing and useful performances : including 31 illustrations of the different breeds of dogs

By: Butler, Francis [1810-1874]

Price: $249.95

Publisher: New York, Published by Francis Butler, 3 Peck Slip: 1860

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 39491


219 & [1] & [31] leaves of plates pages; Publisher's dark brown pebbled cloth, spine lettered and decoratively stamped in gilt, covers framed with a blind-embossed "cottage" panel-frame, and a decorative device of a dog in profile at the center - stamped in gilt on the front cover, and repeated in blind on the rear. A clean copy, with chipping to the spine ends and two small areas of cloth lost on the spine, and chipping with loss along the edges and at the corn... View more info

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CATALOGUE DES PLANTES DE FRANCE, de Suisse et de Belgique

By: Camus, E. G

Price: $74.95

Publisher: Paris, Dupont, Lechevalier: 1888

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39078


vii, (1), 325, (1) pages; Camus was a member of the Societe Botanique de France, laureat of the Academie des Science and a Pharmacien de Premiere Classe. He is perhaps best known for his work with Orchids and also Bamboo. This was the first catalogue of the flora of France to appear after that of Grenier and Godron in 1855. The text is printed only in one column leaving the other blank for the addition of the reader's own notes and observations (though none have been ent... View more info

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LIFE AT THE ZOO Notes and Traditions of the Regent's Park Gardens

By: Cornish, C. J

Price: $19.95

Publisher: London, Seeley & Company: 1896

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 40529


viii, 340, (4) pages; With illustrations from photographs by Gambier Bolton, F.Z.S. and from Japanese drawings. Original dark green cloth with gilt lettering & gilt figure of two monkeys and an attractive blind-stamped pattern at left edge of front cover. A lovely, clean, bright book. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

FARRER'S LAST JOURNEY - Upper Burma, 1919-20 Together with a complete List of all Rhododendrons collected by Reginald Farrer, and his field notes, compiled by Miss Helen T. Maxwell, assistant in the Herbarium of the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

By: Cox, E. H. M.

Price: $174.95

Publisher: London, Dulau & Co., Ltd.: 1926

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41540


Light scattered foxing, otherwise clean and tight in original burgundy cloth binding in original printed dustjacket with large chips at head of spine & edgewear. Advance slip from publisher laid-in with proposed publication date of "7 Dec. 1926" The author E. H. M. Cox was an important plant hunter and the author of Plant Hunting in China. In this book based in part on Farrar's field notes compiled by Helen T. Maxwell, Cox describes Farrer's expedition in Burma... View more info

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FLORA DE GOA E SAVANTVADI

By: Dalgado, D. G

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Lisboa, Impressa Nacional: 1898

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39082


xviii, 290 pages; Catalogo Methodico Das Plantas Medicinaes, Alimentares E Industriaes. Quarto Centenario do Descobrimento da India Rare local Indian flora on the Portuguese colony of Goa. Half red calf over patterned boards, gilt lettering & decoration at spine. Original wrappers bound in. Pages toned at edges. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephem... View more info

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Journal of Researches Into the History & Geology of the Countries Visited During the Voyage of H. M. S. Beagle Under the Command of Capt. Fitzroy, R. N. Engravings by Robert Gibbings. Introduction by Gavin de Beer.

By: Darwin, Charles

Price: $24.96

Publisher: New York, The Heritage Press: 1957

Seller ID: 40932


Fine in Near Fine slipcase. Publisher's beige cloth, with titles lettered on the spine and decorative stampings in brown. A fine copy, clean and tight, with no wear or markings of any sort. The publisher's maroon slipcase is also unworn, but has a couple of minor dust spots along the top edge. An excellent copy of one of the nicer Heritage Press productions. View more info

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FISH CULTURE - A Practical Guide to the Modern System of Breeding & Rearing Fish

By: Day, Francis

Price: $74.95

Publisher: London, Routledge, Warne and Routledge: 1863

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39072


xviii, 267 pages; Publisher's blind-tooled red cloth binding. A notable treatise on all aspects of fish culture. Chapters on the Origin and History of Pisciculture, inland fisheries, sea fisheries, Collection and Artificial hatching of spawn, Transport of Ova and Fry, Best fish for seeding river, ponds & lakes, Acclimatizing fish, Oyster culture, Salmon Stairs, etc. Appendix has essay on the Reasons for the Decrease in the Salmon population. Neat bookplate of Blackie & ... View more info

Image for Handbuch der speziellen Pathologie und Therapie für Thierärzte und Landwirthe oder: Die Kunst, die innern Krankheiten der Pferde, Rinder und Schafe zu erkennen, zu verhüten und zu heilen

Handbuch der speziellen Pathologie und Therapie für Thierärzte und Landwirthe oder: Die Kunst, die innern Krankheiten der Pferde, Rinder und Schafe zu erkennen, zu verhüten und zu heilen

By: Dieterichs, J. F. C. (Joachim Friedrich Christian) [1792-1858]

Price: $134.95

Publisher: Berlin, Verlag der Buchhandlung von Carl Fr. Amelang: 1828

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39458


xii, 675 & [1, ad] pages; Contemporary half calf over patterned paper-covered boards. A worn, but complete, copy of the first edition of this extensive manual of veterinary pathology. Pencil and pen scribbling and notes on the paste-down endpapers (there are no blanks or free endpapers, either front or rear). Scattered pen marks throughout, several transparent ink smudges, a few scattered stains, marks and minor tears. The first leaf of text is wrinkled but complete, ... View more info