Books of Natural History
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    Ackerman, Jennifer:  Notes from The Shore.  New York: Viking, 1995. First Edition. Fine in 1/4 ivory colored cloth and light yellow paper covered boards. An octavo of 8 3/8 by 5 1/2 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page. The author's first book. 190 pages of text with illustrations by Karin Grosz.
    TB02581  $40.00



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    Allin, Michael:  Zarafa A Giraffe's True Story, from Deep in Africa to the Heart of Paris.  New York: Walker and Company, (1998). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in brown paper covered boards with bold gilt text on the spine. An octavo of 8 3/8 by 4 3/4 inches with map end sheets with a minor bump to the upper front corner of the spine. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Signed and inscribed by the author at the top of the title page. 215 pages of text including an index. Illustrated with maps and images of earlier works of art and several images from black and white photographs. A very attractive copy with no prior ownership markings of any kins.
    TB33137  $40.00



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    Audubon, John James and John Bachman:  The Quadrupeds of North America (Three Volumes).  New York: V. G. Audubon, 1856. Second Royal Octavo Edition. All three volumes of this complete set are in very good condition in 1/2 brown, leather and figured, brown cloth covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with two compartments stamped in gilt text. All three volumes are small quartos of 10 1/2 by 7 inches with the edges of the text blocks marbled to match the end sheets. The leather is rubbed and worn on all edges and worn through over the tips of the boards. The front paste downs have an early prior owner's, small book plate affixed. The preliminaries and end sheets for all three volumes are heavily foxed. The contents are generally clean, but occasional spots of foxing appear more randomly than consistently. The hinges and joints for all three are tight and strong. Volume I contains 383 pages including an index and is illustrated with 49 hand-colored plates with title page reading 1856, but with an error in its Roman Numerals. Volume II contains 334 pages including an index and is illustrated with 51 hand-colored plates with the title page showing 1854 in Roman Numerals correctly. Volume III contains 348 pages including an index and is illustrated with 55 hand-colored plates, with plate 137 (Sea Otter) chipped on the fore edge of the plate in the margin. In this case there is no date on the title page.
    TB32411  $5000.00



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    Axelrod, Alan, and Charles Phillips:  The Environmentalists A Biographical Dictionary From The 17th Century To The Present.  New York: Facts On File, Inc., (1983). First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in black paper covered boards with bold gilt text on the spine. A quarto of 11 by 8 3/8 inches with an unusuallong, narrow (1/8") light stain down the fore edge of the front board. In a fine, unclipped (no price) dust jacket. 258 including an index and text. Illustrated from black and white photographs. A Whos Who of the ecological world with short biographies of "political leaders, government officials, policymakers, lobbysist, social activists, industrialists, writers, conservaties, radicals, outlaws and law enforcement officials." (from the dust jacket flap)
    TB30010  $20.00




  • Barbato, Joseph:  Off the Beaten Path.  New York: North Point Press, 1998. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 dark blue cloth and decorated paper covered boards with silver blue text stamping on the spine. fine. A collection of "Stories of Place" edited by Joseph Barbato and Lisa Weinerman Horak with an introduction by Barbara Kingsolver. Story contributors include: Howard Norman, Jill McCorkle, David James Duncan, Gretel Ehrlich, Richard Bausch, Lee Smith, Eric Lustbader, Barry Lopez, Annie Proulx, Rick Bass, Rita May Brown, Larry Watson & Julia Alvarez.
    TB06912  $10.00




  • Barbato, Joseph, and Lisa Weinerman:  Heart of the Land: Essays on Last Great Places.  New York: Pantheon Books, 1994. First Edition, First printing. Fine in 1/4 brown cloth and light brown paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Co-authored with Lisa Weinerman with a forward by Barry Lopez. Essays by Terry Tempest Williams, Rick Bass, Tom McGuane, William Kitteredge, James Welch, Jim Harrison, Pam Houston, William Least Heat-Moon, Paul Theroux and Peter Matthiessen.
    TB08577  $20.00



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    Bass, Rick, Editor:  The Roadless Yaak Reflections and Observations About One of Our Last Great Wild Places.  Guilford, Conn.: The Globe Pequot Press, (2002). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in tan cloth covered boards with bold, dark green text stamped on the spine. An octavo of 9 by 6 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 244 pages including an index, about the authors and text. 36 authors, under the editorship of Rick Bass, assemble a collection of essays and thoughts on a wild place in northwestern Montana...The Yaak Valley.
    TB31280  $25.00




  • Bass, Rick:  Fiber.  Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1989. First Edition. Fine in 1/4 black cloth and paper covered boards with gray text stamping on the spine. In a fine dust jacket. Although a work of fiction the author leaves no doubt that he is creating an analogy with his own Yaak Valley with the strong suggestion that action be taken quickly to protect it.
    TB08180  $15.00




  • Bass, Rick:  Oil Notes.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1989. First Edition, First printing. Fine 1/4 black cloth and black paper covered boards. In a fine jacket with the price intact on the front flap and with a small 1/4" closed tear at the upper edge of the rear panel. The author's fourth book which is written in the form of a journal which documents the thoughts of this immensely talented writer about life and oil.
    TB11766  $10.00



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    Beebe, William:  Pheasants Their Lives and Homes (In Two Volumes).  Garden City: New York Zoological Society and Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1931 c.1926. Reprint. Both volumes of this two volume set are in fine condition in green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spines and gilt text and emblems on the front boards. Both are small quartos measuring 10 1/2" by 7 1/2". Both are within very good+ off white dust jackets with tanning to the spine areas and both show modest shallow chipping from the upper edges of the spine areas. Volume I contains 257 pages and volume II contains 309 pages including an index to both volumes. Both are illustrated with photographs, and color and black and white plates. Both volumes are contained within a fine, light green, cloth covered clamshell box with marbled paper on the inside boards and with black text stamped on a paper label on the spine end.
    TB25292  $200.00



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    Coffin, Robert P. Tristram:  On the Green Carpet.  Indianapolis, Ind.: Bobbs-Merrill, 1951. Reprint ?. Near fine in its original light green, cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and on the front board. An octavo of 8 1/2 by 5 3/4 inches. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with 1/4 inch deep chips across the upper edge of the spine area and with soiling to the rear panel. Warmly signed and inscribed by the author to the "daughter of a great friend" together with a wonderful and delicately drawn, pen and ink image of a humming bird with its bill in a flower.on the third free end page. 277 pages of text illustrated with seven plates from woodcuts and pen and ink drawings by the author. A book on the art of poetry by this Maine author and Pulitzer Prize winning poet told from the basis of seven lectures he gave which includes 20 of his poems not previously published in book form.
    TB32832  $125.00



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    Coues, Elliott:  Birds of the Colorado Valley. A Repository of Scientific and Popular Information concerning North American Ornithology.  Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1878. First Edition, First printing. Recently rebacked with the original text stamped title block reapplied to the spine and with the original publisher's pebbled red cloth covered boards. The end sheets are new. The binding is tight and strong with new headbands in place. The text block is in near fine condition with only early book dealer notations in pencil with no foxing or tanning to the pages. 807 pages including seventy illustrations within the text, an index, an index to bibliography, a bibliographical appendix of faunal publications relating to North American Ornithology from 1612 to 1878. Accordingly, this volume provides an excellent early bibliographical reference to American birds.
    TB20706  $150.00




  • Eckert, Allan W.:  Wild Season.  Boston: Little Brown & Co., 1967. First Edition. Very near fine in dark green cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. A small octavo measuring 8" by 5 1/4" with light dust staining to the top edge of the text block. In a very good, price clipped dust jacket with a 2" long closed tear at the upper edge of the spine area and rubbing to the folds and front panel. 244 pages of text with illustrations by Karl E. Karalus.
    TB26024  $10.00




  • Eiseley, Loren:  The Invisible Pyramid.  New York: Charles Scribner, 1970. First Edition, First printing. Fine in yellow cloth covered boards with black text stamping on the spine. In a very good+ dust jacket with a 1" closed tear at the upper edge of the front panel & modest wear to the upper edge of the spine area. This distinguished naturalist views the Space Age with the suggestion that what mankind has invested in the space race is equivalent to the building of the great Pyramid of Giza.
    TB07592  $17.50



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    Evermann, Barton W.:  A Reconnaissance Of The Streams And Lakes of Western Montana And Northwestern Wyoming.  n.p. [Washington, DC]: U. S. Fish Commission - Government Printing Office, 1892. First Edition. Fine in a more recent library binding of dark green cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. A small quarto of 10 by 6 7/8 inches. Without a dust jacket. 60 pages of text followed by 21 plates from photographs and maps. Illustrated with a frontispiece (Plate 1), five plates from maps in the text and the aforesaid plates including two large fold-out maps, one of Western Montana and the second of Yellowstone National Park (Plates 26 and 27) both of which are in find condition.
    TB29923  $150.00



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    Fenlon, Ellen:  Signs Of The Fairies.  Akron, Ohio: The Saalfield Publishing Company, c1962. Edition not stated. Near fine in printed pink cloth covered boards with black text and an image from a photograph on the front board. A small octavo of 7 1/2 by 5 3/8 inches with a number of small, faint spots of what appear to be foxing on the front board. Signed by the author in her married name: "Ellen Fenlon Tobin" on the verso of the first free end page. Unpaginated, but containing 24 leaves of text and illustrations from photographs in color.
    TB32007  $50.00



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    Gessner, David:  All The Wild That Remains - Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and The American West.  New York: W. W. Norton & Company, (2015). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in 1/4 brown and blue paper covered boards with bold gilt text on the spine. A small quarto of 9 1/4 by 6 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 354 pages including an index, notes on sources and text. Illustrated with occasional black and white photographs scattered through the text.
    TB29423  $25.00




  • Gibson, William Hamilton:  Our Native Orchids.  New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1905. First Edition. Very good+ in dark green cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and the same on the front board in addition to a gilt image of an orchid. An octavo of 8 1/4 by 6 inches with rubbing and light wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine with an early prior owner's name and date on the first free end page. Some of the stamped text on the front board is chipped. Without a dust jacket. The subtitle reads: "A Series Of Drawings From Nature Of All The Species Found In The Northeastern United States". 158 pages including an index. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 57 plates from line drawings.
    TB31627  $50.00



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    Hall, Donald:  Seasons at Eagle Pond.  New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1987. First Edition. Fine in 1/4 red cloth and green paper covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A small quarto of 9 1/8 by 6 inches. Without a dust jacket as issued; however, the book is contained within a near fine, paper covered slipcase with an illustrated paper label. Signed on the title page by the author without an inscription or date. 86 pages of text with illustrations throughout by Thomas W. Nason.
    TB30244  $75.00



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    Hoagland, Edward:  Tigers & Ice Reflections on Nature and Life.  New York: The Lyons Press, 1999. First Edition, First printing. Fine in white and blue paper covered boards with dark blue text stamping on the spine. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page. 206 pages of text.
    TB18923  $50.00



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    Hutchings, J. [James] M.:  In The Heart Of The Sierras Thee Yo Semite Valley, Both Historical And Descriptive.  Yo Semite Valley: Old Cabin, 1886. First Edition. Very good- in dark yellow, original cloth over beveled boards with gilt text and brown decorations on the spine and on the front board. An octavo measuring 8 1/2 by 6 inches with heavy wear and rubbing to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine with several small tears and with the cloth worn through at the tips of the boards. Much of the front hinge is cracked. Containing 496 pages and illustrated throughout with plates and engravings within the text as well as well as two maps one of which folds-out. (Cohen, p 299-300)
    TB28745  $300.00




  • Kappel-Smith, Diana:  Desert Time.  Boston: Little Brown & Company, 1992. Second Printing. Near fine in pink and tan paper covered boards. In a very good dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap but with two tape repaired closed tears at the upper fore corner of the front panel. "A Journey Through the American Southwest" which records the events of a 25,000 mile trip through the deserts from Oregon and Idaho south to the Mexican border.
    TB16474  $7.00



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    Koslow, Tony:  The Silent Deep The Discovery, Ecology and Conservation of the Deep Sea.  Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, (2007). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in black cloth covered boards with bold silver colored text on the spine. ;A small quarto of 9 1/2 by 8 1/4 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 270 pages including an index, glossary, chapter notes and text. Illustrated with a section of plates from color photographs.
    TB30876  $25.00



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    Lathrop, Dorothey P.:  Let Them Live.  New York: The Macmillan Company, 1951. First Edition, First Printing. Near fine in red-orange cloth covered boards with tan text on the spine and on the front board together with an image of a bird. An octavo of 8 1/2 by 6 5/8 inches with a prior owner's name written in pencil on the fly title page. In a very good-, unclipped dust jacket with rubbing to the folds, minor chipping around the edges of the front panel and heavy chipping to the upper edge of the rear panel. Signed and dated "April 14, 1951" by the author on the front end page. 80 pages of text and illustrated throughout with 19 full page drawings and numerous vignettes within the text.
    TB32069  $150.00



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    Lee, James:  Introduction To Botany Containing An Explanation Of The Theory of that Science; Extracted From The Works of Dr. Linnaeus.  London: J. F. and C. Rivington, 1776. Third Edition with Additions and Corrections. Good in the publisher's original leather covered boards with gilt bands on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 1/4" by 5" with the front hinge and joint broken so that the front board is detached. The edges of the boards are rubbed and worn, the first free end page is present but detached and there is a prior owner's name and date of 1804 on the title page. The balance of the text block is tight and in very acceptable shape permitting a binder to apply new end sheets and case. 432 pages including a glossary, an explanation of botanic terms and text. Illustrated with twelve copper plates.
    TB24777  $150.00



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    Lopez, Barry:  The Rediscovery of North America.  Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, (1990). First Edition, First Printing. Fine in tan cloth covered boards with black text on the spine. A small octavo of 7 3/4 by 5 3/16 inches. In a fine, unclipped (no price) dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page without an inscription or date. Unpaginated.
    TB01009  $125.00



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    Lowe, E. J.:  A Natural History of British Grasses.  London: John C. Nimmo, 1891. Third Edition. Near fine in 1/4 green leather and green cloth covered boards with gilt text and gilt borders on the spine. A small quarto of 9 7/8 by 6 7/8 inches with a few minor scrapes to the front board and light rubbing to the cloth at the lower fore edges of the boards. Without a dut jacket. 245 pages including a list of authorities, index, comparative analysis, addenda and text. Illustrated with a color frontispiece and numerous color plates.
    TB32219  $175.00



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    Matthiessen, Peter:  Baikal Sacred Sea of Siberia.  Vancouver/Toronto: Douglas & McIntyre, 1992. First Edition. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. An oblong octavo of 8 3/8 by 9 1/2 inches. In a fine dust, unclipped (no price) jacket. Signed on a small book plate by the author and tipped in at the second free end page. 89 pages of text and full color photographic plates. Essay by Peter Matthiessen and illustrated with a map and 50 color photographs by Boyd Norton and edited by Chez Liley. A handsome, clean and tight volume with no prior ownership marks or notations.
    TB29596  $65.00



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    McPhee, John:  Oranges.  New York: Farrer Straus Giroux, 1967. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in light blue cloth covered boards with the upper edge of the text block stained light yellow. The lower edges of the boards shows minor fading; otherwise the book is fine. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. A small octavo measuring 7 7/8" tall by 5 3/8" deep containing 149 pages of text. Warmly inscribed by the author on the title page and dated in 1969. The author's third book which has become rather uncommon.
    TB22008  $275.00



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    McPhee, John:  The Crofter & the Laird.  New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1970. First Edition, First printing. Fine in bright red cloth covered boards with bright gilt text stamping on the spine. A small octavo of 8 by 5 1/4 inches with a prior owner's book plate on the first free end page. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. An extremely handsome copy of one of McPhee's more sought after titles. The author's seventh book which details his return to his Scottish roots in the Herbrides. 159 pages and illustrated with black and white line drawings by James Graves.
    TB32741  $150.00



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    McPhee, John:  Assembling California.  New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1993. First Edition, First printing. Fine in decorated light green cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. An octavo of 8 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. Signed by the author without a date or inscription on the fly title page. 304 pages of text dealing with the geology of California. Illustrated with a frontispiece from a black and white, satellite, photograph of California's Central Valley. A bright, clean and handsome copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB32747  $150.00



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    McPhee, John:  The Control of Nature.  New York: Farrer Straus Giroux, 1989. First Edition, First printing. Fine in red-brown cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and with a black illustration on the front board. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. Signed by the author without a date or inscription on the fly title page. Mcphee visits with the engineers who must prevent the Mississippi from leaving its old established course; an Icelandic physicist who devised a means to prevent molten lava from taking over and filling-in Iceland's most important port; Hawaii to view similar attempts to control lava and in Los Angeles to meet with those responsible for trying to control the rapid disintegration of the mountainous terrain surrounding that area. 272 pages of text.
    TB32746  $145.00




  • McPhee, John:  Pieces of the Frame.  New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1975. First Edition, First printing. Fine in bright blue cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine and with a prior owner's name on the front free end paper. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap and only a hint of rubbing at the upper edge of the spine area. A collection of eleven memorable stories or essays which have appeared in The Atlantic, Holiday, Playboy and The New Yorker magazines. 308 pages of text. One of the more uncommon titles by McPhee.
    TB16308  $120.00



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    McPhee, John:  Encounters With The Archdruid.  New York: Farrer Straus Giroux, 1989. First Edition. Fine in brown cloth covered boards with blind decorated stamping on the front board and gilt text stamping on the spine. An octavo of 8 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket with only tiny hints of wear to the ends of the spine area and with a small 1/3 inch closed tear to the upper edge of the front panel. One of the more difficult titles by McPhee to locate in collectable condition. 245 pages of text.
    TB32742  $95.00



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    McPhee, John:  The Curve of Binding Energy.  New York: Farrar, Straus Giroux, 1974. First Edition, First printing. Fine in dark red cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 1/4" by 5 1/2" with a faint, inconsequential 2 inch oval stain to the front board. In a near fine unclipped dust jacket with a minor, faint 1 1/2 inch red crayon mark at the upper edge of the rear panel. "A journey into the awesome and alarming world of Theodore B. Taylor...one of the most inventive nuclear scientist of our time." 232 pages of text. A clean, tight and bright copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB29279  $70.00



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    McPhee, John:  Coming into the Country.  New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1977. First Edition. Fine in green cloth covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine with printed end sheets. An octavo measuring 8 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches. In a fine, price clipped dust jacket with a bookseller's price tag on the upper corner of the rear panel and with modest wear to the fore corners of the panels over the tips of the boards. McPhee's award winning classic of Alaska. 438 pages of text and illustrated with a frontispiece map of Alaska.
    TB32751  $70.00



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    McPhee, John:  The Ransom of Russian Art.  New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1994. First Edition. Fine in red cloth covered boards with black text stamped on the spine. An octavo of 8 1/4 by 5 3/8 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Signed without an inscription or date by the author on the title page. 181 pages of text illustrated with four sections of color plates. McPhee's book which examines the unlawful "departure" of underground artist's works during the 60's and 70's in Russia.
    TB29492  $50.00



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    McPhee, John:  In Suspect Terrain.  New York: Farrer Straus Giroux, 1983. First Edition, First printing. Fine in light brown cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. A octavo of 8 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches with illustrated end sheets. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. The author's sixteenth book and the second in his geological series of books. 210 pages of text A fine, bright and clean copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB32745  $30.00




  • McPhee, John:  La Place de la Concorde Suisse.  New York: Farrer Straus Giroux, 1984. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in light gray cloth covered boards with black text on the spine. In a fine jacket with with the price intact on the front flap. McPhee's classic narrative of the Swiss Army through the eyes of Luc Massy, who like 650,000 other Swiss citizens, is a member of the army which can be fully mobilized in less than 48 hours.
    TB16309  $20.00



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    McPhee, John:  The Founding Fish.  New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2002. First Edition, First printing. Fine in black and dark gray paper covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine. An octavo measuring 8 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 358 pages of text. The author's 26th book. This title is about the American shad.
    TB28634  $20.00



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    McPhee, John:  Table of Contents.  New York: Farrer Straus Giroux, 1985. First Edition, First printing. Fine in dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. 293 pages of text.
    TB29255  $20.00



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    McPhee, John:  The Deltoid Pumpkin Seed.  New York: Farrer Straus Giroux, 1973. First Edition. Near fine in 1/4 charcoal gray and orange paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine. A quarto of 8 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches with minor bumping to the edges of the boards. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket with minor wear to the ends of the spine area, minor light soiling to the front panel and a crease to the front flap. 184 pages of text.
    TB32748  $20.00



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    McPhee, John:  The Ransom of Russian Art.  New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1994. First Edition, First printing. Fine in deep red cloth covered boards with black text stamping on the spine. A quarto of 8 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches. In a fine dust jacket with the price intact on the front flap. The author examines the unlawful "departure" of underground artist's works during the 60's and 70's in Russia. 181 pages of text and illustrated with a number of color plates. A very clean, bright and tight copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB29281  $10.00




  • McPhee, John:  Giving Good Weight.  New York: Farrer Straus Giroux, 1979. First Edition, First printing. Near fine In a fine jacket but with a price clipped front flap.
    TB00038  $7.00




  • Michener:  The Eagle and The Raven.  Austin: State House Press, 1990. 2nd Edition. Fine, In a fine dust jacket.
    TB01176  $3.50



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    Moore, Kathleen Dean:  Holdfast At Home in the Natural World.  New York: The Lyons Press, 1999. First Edition, First printing. Fine in black and blue paper covered boards with white text stamping on the spine. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page. 176 pages of text.
    TB18924  $35.00



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    Mowat, Farley:  The People Of The Deer (First Installment, The Atlantic January, 1952).  Boston: The Atlantic Monthly, 1952. First magazine appearance. Near fine in illustrated paper covered wraps. This issue constitutes volume 189, number 1 of The Atlantic Monthly magazine. Without a dust jacket as issued. The cover art is of Farley Moat done by Mimi Korach depicting the young author sitting atop a rock in the Barren Lands of northern Canada wearing a parka, boots and behind him is a herd of caribou. This is a seven page (page 31 to 37), first installment and the first appearance of Farley Mowat's first book: The People Of The Deer.
    TB19896  $50.00



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    Peterson, Roger Tory:  A Field Guide to the Birds.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1934. First Edition, First printing. Near fine in textured, dark green cloth covered boards with white text on the spine and front board with the flying duck in white. A 12mo of 7 1/4 by 4 3/8 inches with very faint rubbing to the cloth at th ends of the spine and to the fold to the front board. There is a short newspaper clipping of a poem pasted to the front paste down and an early dated ('1934") gift inscription on the first free end page. The hinges and joints are tight and strong. The pages are clean and free of marginal notations, underlinings, checkmarks, etc. Without its extremely scarce and fragile dust jacket. 167 pages including an index, suggestions for further reading and text. Illustrated with sketches within the text and 36 plates 32 of which are black-and-white images; a color frontispiece; and, three colored plates the four of which are each protected by printed tissue guards. This is the author's first field guide and is the first printing of this title with the date "1934" on the title page and the misspelled "bob-pumper" in the index instead of "bog-pumper". It is one of only 2,000 copies printed which sold out within ten days. (Wikipedia) (Note: Paul A. Johnsgard in his essay appearing in the Nebraska Bird Review titled: A Book-collector's Guide to Roger Tory Peterson, refers to the various first editions of this title as a "first, second and third states". More correctly they should be called "printings", with subsequent releases called "second", "third" or "fourth" printings.(see Glaister p.457))
    TB33131  $4000.00



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    Peterson, Roger Tory and Virginia Marie Peterson (Editors):  Audubon's Birds of America (The Audubon Society Baby Elephant Folio).  New York: Abbeville Press Publishers, 1990 (1981). Third Printing of the Revised Edition. Fine in white linen covered boards with black text and borders on the spine. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Both the book and its dust jacket are contained within a fine illustrated, paper covered slip case. A folio measuring 15 by 11 1/2 inches. Unpaginated. Illustrated with 435 beautiful, full color plates followed by concordance index between this edition and Audubon's original edition, and a general index of bird names. Each plate is "captioned with each bird's currently accepted vernacular name, followed by Audubon's identification...." (from the preface). The plates are organized according to modern scientific classification rather than in the way Audubon originally organized the plates; hence, the need for the concordance index. The book contains a comprehensive survey by Peterson of the American bird artists who preceded Audubon and the many who followed him which includes numerous color examples of their art. A stunningly beautiful volume in pristine condition! With packing and shipping materials this volume will weigh in excess of 18 pounds therefore extra shipping charges will have to be applied. Please contact Town's End Books to determine the shipping cost in advance of ordering.
    TB24872  $200.00



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    Pough, Richard H.:  Audubon Guides: All The Birds of Eastern and Central North America.  Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., n.d. [1953]. Book Club Edition. Very good+ in light green cloth covered boards with black and silver colored text on the spine and front board. A 12mo of 7 1/4 by 4 1/2 inches with a prior owner's name on the upper fore corner of the fly title page and with light rubbing to the head and heel of the spine and to the tips of the boards. In a good dust jacket with numerous chips and small closed tears around the extremities of the spine and panels. This title originally appeared in two books: Audubon Bird Guide: Small Land Birds and Audubon Water Bird Guide: Water, Game and Large Land Birds. As a result this title contains 312 pages plus 352 pages each with their own indexes. Illustrated with two sections of color plates and numerous line art images of birds within the text.
    TB31590  $25.00



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    Pough, Richard H.:  Audubon Water Bird Guide: Water, game and large land birds of Eastern and Central North America.  Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., n.d. (c1951). Reprint. Fine in light tan cloth covered boards with red text and silver colored designs on the spine and front board. A 112mo of 7 3/8 by 4 1/2 inches. In a very good+, unclipped dust jacket with light wear and rubbing to the ends of the spine area and several short closed tears to the panels. 352 pages including an index and text. Illustrated with a large section of colored plates and line drawings throughout the text.
    TB31589  $20.00



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    Redoute, Pierre-Joseph:  The Redoute Album: Includes a Suite of Eighty-Four Bouquets Never Before Published and a Selection from The Lilies.  Woodstock, NY: The Overlook Press, 1991. . Fine in dark red cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A folio of 13 1/2 by 10 1/4 inches. In a fine, unclipped dust jacket with a barely noticeable, closed cut of inches in the center of the front panel. 484 color plates preceded by five page preface by Graham Arader. An exquisite copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind.
    TB30679  $70.00



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    Samuels, Edward A.:  Ornithology And Oology Of New England.  Boston: Nichols and Noyes, 1867. First Edition, First printing. Very good- in the publisher's original red-brown cloth covered boards with beveled edges, gilt text on the spine, a gilt embossed bird over a nest on the front board with clay end sheets. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4" by 5 3/4" with a crease to the lower outside corner of the front board and with the cloth at the head and the heel of the spine worn and beginning to fray at the heel. There are a number of early prior owner's names and locations written on the front end pages. One plate was loose which has been professionally reinserted. Nonetheless, the fore edge of that plate became worn during its "free period". 583 pages including an index Illustrated with drawings in the text and with lithographic plates, those of which illustrate eggs are in color. Many of the plates show some spots of foxing. The full title reads: Ornithology And Oology Of New England: containing Full Descriptions of the Birds Of New England, and Adjoining states and Provinces, Arranged By a Long-Approved Classification and Nomenclature; together with a complete History of Their Habits, Times of Arrival and Departure, Their Distribution, Food, Song, Time of Breeding, and A Careful and Accurate Description of Their nests and Eggs; with Illustrations of many Species of the Birds, and accurate figures of their Eggs.
    TB24226  $200.00



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    Serrao, John:  The Wild Palisades of the Hudson.  Westwood, NJ: Lind Publications, 1986. First Edition, First printing. Fine in dark green cloth covered boards with silver colored text on the spine. A quarto measuring 11" by 8 1/4". In a very good+ unclipped dust jacket with a 1/3" closed tear at the upper edge of the front panel, modest rubbing and wear to the upper edge of the spine area and with the same to the upper fore corners of the panels at the folds to the flaps. Inscribed, signed and dated by the author on the first free end page. (169) pages including an index, appendix, bibliography and text. Illustrated throughout with line drawing maps for numerous trails, black and white photographs and a large section of color photographs.
    TB24970  $50.00



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    Seton Thompson, Ernest:  The Trail of the Sandhill Stag.  New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1899. First Edition, First printing. Very near fine in the publisher's original light green cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and with a gilt on green title block on the front board and with light green end sheets with the top edge of the text block gilt. A small octavo measuring 7 3/4" by 5 3/4" with the edges of the boards flexible boards tilted inward and with very light soiling to the front board. Without a dust jacket as existent copies are seldom seen. 93 pages of text illustrated with a color frontispiece and 60 drawings by the author/artist 7 of which are full page plates. There are no markings, gift inscriptions or book plates within this copy. The hinges and joints are tight and strong with all pages tight. Uncommon in such nice condition.
    TB24758  $40.00



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    Thoreau, Henry David:  A Week On The Concord And Merrimack Rivers.  Boston and Cambridge: James Munroe And Company, 1849. First Edition, First and only Printing. Very good- in its original, light brown, wavy cloth covered boards blind stamped with a five-rule border on both boards. This copy has been professionally rebacked preserving the majority of the original spine strip and retaining the original end sheets. A small octavo of 7 13/16 by 4 3/4 inches with the cloth worn through at the fore edges of the boards and in sections along the upper and lower edges of the boards. The front hinge is starting and there are occasional marginal pencil marks in the text. Heavy erasures of the front and rear most end sheets have also caused two small holes in those pages. There is a minor tanning to the interior of the facing pages 112 and 113 perhaps from two small leaves having been pressed within the book. Lastly, the page announcing the imminent publication of Walden is missing a 1 1/2 inch chip from its upper fore corner. That chip has no impact on the printed text on that page. 413 pages of text followed by a one page announcement stating Walden "will soon be published". It is important to note that due to a printer's error the last three lines of page 396 are missing. Those lines have been written out in pencil perhaps by the author or the author's sister as indicated in both BAL and Borst. The printer's errors on page 120 and 139 have not been either noted or corrected. This was Thoreau's first book, which he had to pay for to get published. Unfortunately, it did not sell well. From bibliographic sources, we infer that this copy is most likely one of the 256 bound, unsold copies returned to Thoreau in October 1853 by the publisher. In 1862 Ticknor and Fields purchased 145 bound copies and the 450 unbound sheets from Thoreau. During the intervening years Thoreau either gave away or sold 111 of the bound copies. In that time Thoreau discovered the missing lines on page 396. In some of those bound copies either Thoreau or his sister, Sophia Thoreau, and an unknown third individual added the missing lines on the lower portion of that page in pencil. Expert opinion indicates that this handwriting is not that of either Thoreau or his sister. (BAL 20104; Borst A1.1.a1; Howes T-220)
    TB29389  $7500.00



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    Thoreau, Henry D.:  Walden; Or, Life In The Woods (Fifth Printing).  Boston: Ticknor And Fields, 1865. Fifth Printing. Very good+ in its original, light brown, blind stamped cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine. A 12mo of 7 1/16 by 4 3/8 inches with a number of tears and wear to the cloth at the head and heel of the spine. The cloth over the tips of the boards has been worn through. The front and rear joints have been professionally reinforced. The front hinge has started, but remains strong. There is an early prior owner's name in pencil on the first free end page. There is a water mark at the top edge of the text block near the spine, but there is no sign of dampness on any margins below that stain. The last 37 pages of the book show a small water stain in the margin of the upper fore corner of those pages. A small closed tear to the fore edge of page 241 has been repaired with archival tape. Gray end sheets with 357 numbered pages of text followed by 21 numbered pages of publisher's ads dated September, 1865 and those are followed by 3 un-numbered pages. The book is contained within a fine, cloth covered slip case of a color in harmony with the cloth covers of the book. Illustrated with an engraving on the title page and Thoreau's map of Walden Pond facing page 307. This reprint of a classic of American literature only saw 500 copies printed. (BAL, 20106; Borst, A2.1.e)
    TB32143  $2200.00



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    Thoreau, Henry David:  The Maine Woods.  Boston: Tickner And Fields, 1864. Second Edition. Very good in brown, blind stamped cloth covered boards with decorative blind stamping on the boards with the spine decorated with a gilt wreath and gilt text which is worn and fading. A 12mo measuring 7 1/8 by 4 1/2 inches with coated brown end sheets with the cloth over the joints worn in several areas and at the head and heel of the spine. The cloth over the tips of the boards is worn through. The last half of the text block shows a very faint dampness stain to the upper fore corner in the margins. The hinges, joints and the contents are sound and tight. 328 pages including an appendix. This edition was not bound with the publisher's catalog. The page facing the title page shows a list of Thoreau's books published by Ticknor And Fields with the sizes of each book listed. One of only 500 copies of the second edition printed. (BAL, 20113; Borst, A4.1.b)
    TB33150  $900.00



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    Thoreau, Henry D.:  Winter: From The Journal of Henry D. Thoreau.  Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1888 (c1887). First Edition, First printing. Very near fine in its original green cloth covered beveled boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and a gilt embossed facsimile of the author's signature on the front board and black coated end papers. The cloth at the head and heel of the spine iss lightly rubbed as is the cloth at the upper and lower tips of the boards. Page 207/208 has a hole at the spine edge of the text about 1/2 way down the page of approximately 3/8" in diameter. On the front paste down is a very handsome, one inch square, black leather book plate of Burton Currie. The hinges and joints are tight and strong and the contents are free of any tanning or foxing. Edited by H. G. O. Blake. 439 pages including an index followed by a 14 page advertisement from Houghton Mifflin. This was the third of Thoreau's "four seasons" which followed Early Spring and Summer. Published records indicate that only 1,550 copies of the first printing of this title were produced making this a very uncommon title in highly collectable condition. (BAL, 20129; Borst, A.10.1a)
    TB29387  $320.00



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    Thoreau, Henry David:  Cape Cod.  Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1896. First Edition. Both volumes in this two volume set are in near fine condition in decorated olive cloth covered boards with gilt decorations and text stamping on the spines and on the front boards and with the top edges of the text blocks in gilt. The upper ends of purple placement ribbons are sewn-in at the heads of the spines. The hinges and joints for both volumes are tight and strong, the pages are neat and clean and there are no names, dates, or gift inscriptions. The cloth on the spines is very slightly faded to a warm light tan color as are the outside edges of the boards. This is the illustrated edition of Thoreau's classic work with wonderful, small color drawings by Amelia M.Watson in the margins scattered throughout the text of both volumes. The covers of these two volumes represent a fine example of the decorative book cover work performed by Sarah Wyman Whitman (1842-1904). Overall, a very handsome and collectable set of one of Thoreau's most enjoyable works. (BAL 20192; Borst, A5.3)
    TB33117  $275.00



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    Thoreau, Henry David:  Early Spring In Massachusetts From The Journal of Henry D. Thoreau.  Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, c1881. Early Reprint. Very good in its original green cloth covered beveled boards with gilt text stamping on the spine, a gilt stamped facsimile of the author's signature on the front board and black end papers with the top edge of the text block gilt. A small octavo measuring 7 1/2" by 5" with two short closed tears to the cloth at the heel of the spine, light rubbing and wear to the cloth at the head of the spine and with an early prior owner's name and date on the second free end page. The contents are exceptionally clean and bright with no signs of tanning or foxing. There are several, minor marginal notes in pencil on pages 42, 194 and 310. This was the first of the four "seasons" to be published. Only 1,024 copies of the first edition were printed. A collectible, clean and tight copy with no weakness to the hinges or joints. Extremely scarce in first edition. 318 pages of text. (BAL 20123; Borst, A8.1.a)
    TB29385  $165.00



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    Young, Stanley P. and Edward A. Goldman:  The Wolves of North America.  Washington, DC: The American Wildlife Institute, 1944. First Edition, Limited Edition. Very good+ in the uncommon, 3/4 bison leather and olive green cloth covered boards with gilt text and decorations on the spine and with a gilt image of a wolf's head on the front board. The front and rear end sheets have applied to them one page biographies of the two authors. An octavo measuring 9" by 6". The leather at the head and heel of the spine is rubbed and worn. The front joint was separated from the backstrip, but has been professionally reinforced to join the backstrip with the front board. The front hinge remains intact. The rear joint and hinge remains tight and strong. Without a dust jacket and probably as issued. A limited, presentation copy, one of only 102 copies so produced. The fly title page which is signed, inscribed and dated 1949 by the author to his good friend Dr. Bill Morgan (who was an author and linguist). In his long inscription the author notes that the binding for this particular volume is "buffalo hide" and he mentions the limitation which is not indicated elsewhere in the book. 636 pages including an index, a section of black and white photographs of skulls of North American Wolves, bibliography and text. Illustrated with maps and black and white photographs. Illustrated with a color frontispiece and 131 plates in total from black and white photographs. An extremely unusual and uncommon copy.
    TB24522  $350.00






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