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The Horseman's Encyclopedia

By: Self, Margaret Cabell

Price: $14.00

Publisher: United States, A.S. Barnes and Company, 1946

Edition: 2nd Printing


519 pgs. Very Good condition cloth hardcover, light general shelf wear, owner name on front endpaper else clean and unmarked. A broad-ranging alphabetic compilation of terminology and facts pertaining to all aspects of horses and horsemanship. Interspersed with photos and drawings. Appended are statistics pertaining to harness, flat and hurdle racing, recognized hunts, famous horses, famous horses of fiction, Western and hunting terms. Also laid in is a portion of a lett... View more info

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The Log of the Sun. A Chronicle of Nature's Year.

By: Beebe, William

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Garden City, 1927

Edition: Later Edition


x.321pgs. Very Good condition green cloth hardcover, gilt lettering to front and spine. Top of text block edge is red. Clean, sound, attractive with minimal shelf wear, unmarked except for previous owner name neatly penned to front free endpaper. Color frontis by Walter King Stone. A series of 52 essays, arranged by month, presenting familiar subjects from unusual points of view. Bird's-eye, mammal and insect perspectives on facing storms and night and cold and seasonal ... View more info

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The Scallop. Studies of a Shell and Its Influences on Humankind

By: Cox, Ian. Editor

Price: $14.00

Publisher: London, The Shell Transport and Trading Company Limited, 1957

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated


135 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover, red cloth attactively decorated with gilt in shell motif. Several smudges to front board and light rubbing at edges and corners. Decorated endpapers with identification keys to the shells depicted on them. Owner name on half-title, else clean and unmarked. Generously interspersed with color photographs and illustrations. Contents: Foreword - Lord Godber; Shell: A Word's Pedigree - B. Woledge; The Living Scallop - W.J. Rees; A Symbo... View more info

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The Woody Iridaceae. Nivenia, Klattia & Witsenia. Systematics, Biology & Evolution.

By: Goldblatt, Peter

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Oregon, Timber Press, 1993

Edition: First Edition


8vo. vi.139 pgs. Near Fine hardbound in Fine dust jacket. Very faint shelf rubbing to bottom edges, else fine. Illustrated throughout with water colors by Fay Anderson and line drawings by Margo Branch. Concise yet systematic study of these South African perennial irises. Contents include: preface, introduction, history, morphology, characteristics, phylogeny and evolution, geology, ecology and speciation, cultivation, Nivenia (species), Klattia (species), Wistenia (sp... View more info

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Thoreau on Man and Nature

By: Thoreau, Henry D [Compiled By Arthur G. Volkman]

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Peter Pauper Press, 1960

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated


61 pgs. Very Good+ condition hardcover, no jacket. Light rubbing to corners, clean, sound and unmarked. Selections from the writings of Thoreau as compiled by Arthur G. Volkman are arranged in sections: 1. Alma Natura, 2. Of Aspiration, 3. Orientation, 4. Generation, 5. Mind Prints, 6. Of Courage, 7. Of Health, 8. Relaxation, 9. Re-Creation, 10. Human Faith, 11. The Great Spirit. #2320. View more info

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Vanilla : Travels in Search of the Ice Cream Orchid

By: Ecott, Tim

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Berkeley, California, U.S.A., Grove Press, 2004

Edition: First Printing


xx.278 pgs. Fine Hardcover in Fine dust jacket, clean and unmarked. Contents: List of Illustrations, Prologue, Foreword, Black Flower, An Indian Secret, The City That Perfumed the World, Mexican Money, From an English Garden, Ile Bourbon, Creole Hearts, The Slave's Crime, Homage to Albius, Empress of Tahiti, Murder in Madagascar, Ice Cream and Perfume, The Admiral's Legacy, Vanilla Prince, Epilogue, Acknowledgements, Select Bibliography. ISBN 0802117759. 1729. View more info

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Virgil. The Georgics in English Hexameter

By: Virgil. (C.W. Brodribb)

Price: $32.00

Publisher: New York and Cleveland, D. Appleton and Company. Made and printed in Great Britain., 1926

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated


86 pgs. Very Good hardcover. Green cloth with rubbing to spine edges and corners. Top edge gilt. Gilt decorative border on front board. Made and printed in Great Britain. The decorations to this edition are from woodblocks cut by Maud Reed-Cooper. The original Latin meter is reproduced in English as nearly as the structural differences in the two languages would permit. Books I-IV: Of Crops and Weather. Of Vines and Trees. Of Horses and Cattle, Of Bees. #748. View more info

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Where Evolution and Religion Meet

By: Coulter, John M. And Coulter, Merle C.

Price: $38.00

Publisher: New York, The MacMillan Co., 1924

Edition: Second Printing


105 pgs. Verg Good+ cloth hardcover in original dust jacket. Book is clean and umarked, binding sound, very slight rubbing to edges and corners. Jacket has small chips at spine edges and corners and paper is worn through in places along the flap edges. Flap information lists other titles in the Little Books on Religion series. Apparently then as now, "No subject of science seems to be more misunderstood by those who are not biologists than the doctrine of evolution..... View more info

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[Diseases of the Horse] Special Report on Diseases of the Horse.

By: Pearson, Michener, Law, Harbaugh, Trumbower, Liautard, Holcombe, Huidekoper, Stiles, Mohler and Adams.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Washington, Government Printing Office, 1907

Edition: Revised Edition.


608 pgs. Good condition brown cloth hardcover. Original binding sound. Wear and rubbing to cloth at corners and spine edges. Rubbed spots on cloth at top of spine, scattered worn spots on front and rear boards. Endpapers lightly foxed, internally very good, clean and unmarked. Numerous detailed illustrations in black and white and multi tone are all present. Contents (chapters by various authors): the examination of a sick horse, methods of administering medicines, disea... View more info