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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

Seller ID: 1816


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 Handbook of Spun Silk. Containing the Essential Facts About Its Nature and Uses, Together with a Reference Table of Comparative Sizes.

By: Champlain Silk Mills

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Madison Ave NY, Champlain Silk Mills: 1922

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2447


31pgs. Good to Very Good condition hardcover, No. 594 of a limited edition by Champlain Silk Mills, presented to Mackay, Wilde & Co. as indicated on front endpapers. A one inch chip from mid spine and several fades and spots on front board. Binding sound, internally clean and unmarked but for one page with a few sentences lightly underlined. Contents: What is Spun Silk, How it is Made, Spun Silk vs. Schappe, Gum in Silk, Foreign Matter, Color, Lustre, Weight, Size, Tabl... View more info

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Pennsylvania Beekeeping. Circular 544.

By: Clarke, W.W.

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Pennsylvania Cooperative Extension Service:

Seller ID: 1895


63 pgs. Publication place and date not stated. Very Good condition softcover, pamphlet bound (staples). Slight rubbing to paper along spine and bottom edge of rear cover, otherwise clean and unmarked. Contents: The colony and its organization, Making a start, Package bees, Spring Management of bees, Requeening, Swarm control, Fall management of bees, honey production, Individual management practices, Laying workers, Robbing by bees, Making Increase, Bees for pollination,... 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

Seller ID: 2345


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 Doctrine of Evolution. Its Basis and Scope.

By: Crampton, Henry Edward

Price: $28.00

Publisher: New York, The Columbia University Press: 1911

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 1916


ix.311pgs. Very Good red cloth hardcover, gilt lettering and decoration to spine and front cover, top edge gilt, rubbing to cloth ar corners and spine edges, binding sound. Bookplate of previous owner Frederick Fox on front endpaper. From the eight Hewitt Lectures of Columbia University, delivered in February and March of 1907. Contents: I. Evolution. The Living Organism and Its Natural History. II. The Structure and Development of Animals As Evidence of Evolution. III. ... 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

Seller ID: 1729


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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The Earth Dwellers. Adventures in the Land of Ants.

By: Hoyt, Erich

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster.: 1996

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 582


8vo. 319 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Green boards, tan cloth spine. Frontis illustration and black and white drawings throughout text by Ruth Pollitt. Set in the nature reserve of La Selva in Costa Rica, a study of ant life interspersed with the perspectives of individual ants. Each chapter begins with excerpts and an illustration. Appendices, including a chronology, Glossary, Guide to common and Latin names, Bibliography, Acknowledgements and Index. ISBN 0684810... View more info

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Birds and Man.

By: Hudson, William Henry

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf (Turnbull and Spears, London): 1920

Edition: No Additional Printings Stated

Seller ID: 1925


306 pgs. Good to Very Good condition green cloth hardcover, remant of paper title piece on spine, with rubbing to cloth at edges, corners and spine ends. Side and bottom page edges are untrimmed, attractive frontis color plate by "CEC" tipped in, text clean and sound throughout. William Henry Hudson, author of Green Mansions, is a famed British naturalist, ornithologist and South American explorer. In this series of essays, he relates his personal observations of... View more info

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Bergianska Botanister

By: Jonsell, Bengt, Gunnar Broberg, Gunnar Eriksson and Bertil Nordenstam

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Stockholm, Atlantis: 1991

Seller ID: 1470


8vo. 141 pgs. Near Fine hardcover in Near Fine jacket, clean and unmarked, faint trace of shelf wear to spine ends of jacket and small closed tear to upper edge. Text is in Swedish. Illustrated throughout with drawings, paintings, portaiture and photos. Sections: Forord, Broderna Bergius och det bergianska arvet (Bengt Jonsell), Olof Swartz (Bertil Nordenstam), Johan Emanuel Wikstrom (Gunnar Broberg), Veit Brecher Wittrock (Bengt Jonsell, Bergianska siftelsen under vart ... View more info

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The Birdwatcher's Companion

By: MacKay, Barry Kent

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Canada, National Book Network, Key Porter Books, 1994. First Printing.: 1994

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 559


8vo. Softbound pb. 217 pgs. Fine condition softcover. Introduction, bird topography, birding in the east coast, the south, the west, prairies and polar regions of North America. Black and white illustrations and sketches throughout text by author. ISBN 1550134671. #559 View more info

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The Magical World of Moss Gardening.

By: Martin, Annie

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Portland, OR, U.S.A., Timber Press: 2015

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 2547


238 pgs. New condition softcover pb. Contents: INtroduction: Moss Magic, Green Grandeur: A Tour of Moss Gardens, Bryophyte Basics: Botany and Natural History of Mosses, Mosses for Gardeners: 25 Bryophytes To Know and Grow, , From Concept to Garden Plan:Designing With Mosses, Panting and Propagation: Establishing Your Moss Garden, Your Thriving Moss Garden: Maintenance and Troubleshooting; Metric Conversions,Resources and References,Acknowledgements, Photo Credits, Index.... View more info

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Darwin for Beginners

By: Miller, Jonathan and Borin Van Loon

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Writers & Readers: 1982

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 1856


175pgs. Very Good+ condition hardcover in Very Good+ jacket. Clean and unmarked, binding sound. Jacket has no chips or tears, very slight age-toning to edges. Clever, entertaining, informative and very readable introduction to Darwin's life and theories as well as an overview of the general history and controversy of the development of scientific thought into branches such as evolutionary biology, molecular biology and genetics. Illustrated throughout with the imaginativ... View more info

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Ingenious Kingdom : The Remarkable World of Plants

By: Northen, Henry and Northen Rebecca

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New Jersey, Prentice-Hall, Inc.: 1971

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 1695


xii. 274 pgs. Good to Very Good hardcover in Very Good jacket. Ex-library with the usual markings and stamps on fore edges, title and copyright pages and endpapers, else minor shelf wear with clean and unmarked text. Jacket in very nice condition, minimal signs of wear. Illustrated with photographs and line drawings by Stanley Wyatt. Chapters: Ingenious Kingdom, The Coming of Life, Algae, Viruses and Bacteria, True Fungi, Slime Molds, and Lichens, Mosses, Ferns and Their... View more info

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The Story of Medicine

By: Robinson, Victor, M.D.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, Albert & Charles Boni: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2480


527 pgs. Very Good condition blue cloth hardcover, black and silver lettering and decoration to spine, silver caduceus of the medical profession decorates front board. Binding sound, light overall wear, with rubbing of cloth at edges and corners, binding sound, light blue stain to rear endpapers, small stylized bookseller ticket [Zeitlin Books, Los Angeles] of a grasshopper (?) at bottom inner corner of rear board. Author was professor of the History of Medicine at Tem... View more info

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The Lady's Manual of Homoeopathic Treatment in the Various Derangements Incident to Her Sex. Eleventh Edition Thoroughly Revised and Improved.

By: Ruddock, E. H.

Price: $76.00

Publisher: London, The Homoeopathic Publiching Company:

Edition: Later Edition

Seller ID: 2391


269 pgs. Good to Very Good condition brown cloth hardcover, gilt lettering and decoration to front and spine. Rubbing of cloth to edges and corners, binding shaken at hiinges but still holding well, front free endpaper missing, rear endpaper has closed tears. Clean and unmarked but for a small booksellers or druggists ticket at bottom of the title page (James Epps & Co., Ltd. Homeopathic Chemists, London). This is an original printing of the eleventh edition, [circa 1900... View more info

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The Clutius Botanical Watercolors. The Flowers and Plants of the Reanaissance.

By: Swan, Claudia

Price: $34.00

Publisher: New York, Harry N. Abrams: 1998

Edition: No Later Printings Indicated.

Seller ID: 2306


143 pgs, Fine condition green cloth hardcover in Fine jacket. Clean and unmarked, as new condition. Full color illustrations throughout. Featuring a deluxe assemly of rare and precious botanical art works painted in Holland in the late sixteenth century by artist(s) unknown, they were collected by pharmacist Theodorus Clutius. Originally designed to be used for reference by both artists and dovtors, they have never before been published in this format or to this extent. ... View more info

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Nature Abounding. With Decorations By C.F. Tunnicliffe.

By: Watson, E.L. Grant (Editor).

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber Limited: 1951

Seller ID: 1311


8vo. 384 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover, clean and unmarked. With Decorations By C.F. Tunnicliffe. An anthology of nature essays by authors including Thomas Hardy, W.H. Hudson, Fraser Darling, Sir John Lubbock, William Cobbett, J.Mills Whitham, Count Keyserling, J.G. Frazer, Ivan Turgenev, Charles Waterton, Charles Darwin, Herman Melville, Gilbert White, Herodotus, Edward Jesse, George Borrow, Adrian Bell, Frank Buckland, Grant Watson, J.P. Jacobsen, Henri Fabre, Edw... View more info