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ADAMSON, Joy; The Spotted Sphinx. London, Collins & Harvill Press, [1969], First Edition, 8vo [25 x 18 cm]; 217, [vi] pp, numerous illus, including color, table, map endpapers, original pictorial cloth, dj (light wear), near fine in very good dj.

The author of 'Born Free' and a series on Elsa the lion here writes of her experience with Pippa, a cheetah, and her attempt to restore it to the wilds of Kenya. Appendices include cheetah illnesses and treatment and comparison table of development of leopard, lion and cheetah. There is also a much more common US edition. The illustrations are quite remarkable including all family members. The cheetah is the world's fastest mammal.

US$1. bookID # 10204


ALLEN, Thomas B. (editor); The Marvels of Animal Behavior. Washington, National Geographic Society, [1972], First Edition, 8vo [26 x 19 cm]; 422 pp, 419 illustrations of which 390 are in color, original simulated leather, gilt picture, dj (tear), fine in very good dj.

Attractively produced work with articles by experts such as Dian Fossey, George B. Schaller, Richard D. Estes, etc.

US$1. bookID # 3378


ALLISON, K. W. and John Child; The Mosses of New Zealand. Dunedin, University of Otago Press, [1971], First edition, 12mo [22 x 14 cm]; 155 pp, 64 illustrations from photos on 32 plates, 96 line drwgs, glossary, keys, bibliog, index, original black cloth with gilt spine title lettering, dj (tear, rubbed at edges), fine and clean in good jacket.

A detailed and well-illustrated work by two experts.

US$2. bookID # 9660


ANON, ; All Colour Book of Birds. [London], Octopus Books, [1972], First Edition, 4to [29 x 22 cm]; unpaginated, over 100 color illustrations from photos, some full page, original cloth, dj, fine.

US$1. bookID # 2787


APGAR, Austin Craig; Ornamental Shrubs of the United States (Hardy, Cultivated). New York, American Book Company, [1910], First edition, 12mo [19 x 13.5 cm]; 352 pp, 4 plates, each with several figures, plus 621 engraved illustrations in text, index, original cloth, spine faded, small stain on corner of rear cover, name on endpaper, else very good, interior clean.

A good guide with keys to identification of all related plants with illustrations showing leaves, flowers and fruit.

US$3. bookID # 8428


BAKER, Robin (editor); The Mystery of Migration. Toronto, John Wiley & Sons, [1980, First edition, Canadian issue, 4to [28.5 x 22 cm]; 256 pp, color frontis, numerous color and bw illus, maps, glossary, index, original pictorial gilt cloth, dj (tiny crease), fine.

This is the first book for the general reader to propose that all animals migrate from choice and with judgement and not only from instinct. It covers animals, plants and humans and surveys the subject from the earliest times to the present day and discusses the evolution of the biologists' views over time.

US$1. bookID # 3904


BARNES, Clare; White Collar Zoo. London, Methuen & Co, [1949], , 12mo [20 x 13 cm]; unpaginated, 73 illustrations from photos, mostly full-page, original pictorial heavy paper wraps with title lettering on spine and cover, spine lightly faded but lettering clear, near fine and clean.

A humorous view office politics and situations illustrated by animal photos with captions. Includes an introduction by Geoffrey T. Hellman.

US$1. bookID # 13181


BARRUS, Clara; Our Friend John Burroughs; Including Autobiographical Sketches by Mr. Burroughs. Boston and New York, Houghton Mifflin Company, [1914], , 8vo [21 x 14 cm]; viii, [i], 287 pp, photogravure frontis portrait, plates, index, original cloth, gilt lettering, cover bit spotted, very good, inscribed to George A. R. Mead and signed by author.

US$6. bookID # 3416


BARRUS, Clara; Our Friend John Burroughs; Including Autobiographical Sketches by Mr. Burroughs. Boston and New York, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1914, First edition, 8vo [21 x 14 cm]; viii, [i], 287 pp, photogravure frontis portrait, plates, index, original cloth, gilt title lettering, spine ends bit frayed, bookplate on endpaper, good sound and clean copy.

US$2. bookID # 9218


BASTIN, Harold; Insects, their Life-Histories and Habits. New York, Frederick A. Stokes Company, [1913], First American edition, published same time as first London edition, 8vo [23.5 x 17 cm]; xii, 349 pp, colored frontis, 46 plates including colored, from photos, index, original pictorial cloth, with mounted colored plate in gilt decorated borders, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, top edge gilted, lightly rubbed, near fine copy, interior quite clean and unmarked.

An attractively produced book, well-illustrated, covering all aspects with chapters on carvivorous insects, enemies of insects, the insect as parent, insects in water, warning colors, behavior, etc.

US$9. bookID # 11552


BICHARD, John D. and David McClintock; Wild Flowers of the Channel Islands. London, Chatto & Windus, 1975, First edition, 12mo [20 x 13 cm]; xi, [69] pp, 100 color illustrations from photos, index, original cloth, dj, fine, signed by author on title page.

The plants of Guernsey, Jersey, Alderney, Sark, etc are each described in text and photos.

US$1. bookID # 5295


BILLING, Graham; Forbush and the Penguins. New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, [1965], , 8vo [21 x 15 cm]; 191 pp, illus, original pictorial cloth, very good, clean copy.

US$1. bookID # 2157


BLAIR, John L.; British Wild Flowers. Edinburgh and London, W. & R. Chambers, [1953], First edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; 239 pp, frontis, 80 full-page color plates from paintings, printed on both sides, many other plates from drwgs, other illustrations in text, tables, glossary, index, original green cloth with gilt spine title lettering, cover and endpaper stains, good solid copy.

A comprehensive and very well-illustrated work covering flowers of the woods, hedgerow, field, wayside, wasteland, meadow, waterside with appendices on herbal lore and folklore of flowers.

US$4. bookID # 8892


BLAKE, S. F. and Alice C. Atwood; Geographical guide to floras of the world; Part I: Africa, Australia, North & South America, Islands of the Atlantic, Pacific & Indian Oceans [AND] Part II, Western Europe. New York and London, Hafner Publishing; US Department of Agriculture, 1967, 1961, First edition of volume II, reprint of volume I, 8vo [24 x 15 cm]; 2 volumes complete, [iv], 336; [ii]. 742 pp, author index, geographical index, original cloth, spine title lettering, volume I is ex-library, title stamp and spine wear but interior clean and unmarked, volume II is fine and clean.

A thorough standard reference work with both volumes, with very detailed descriptions of thousands of books, papers, arranged by region with good indexing.

US$9. bookID # 13490


BRIMBLE, L. J. F.; Trees in Britain, Wild, Ornamental and Economic, and some Relatives in Other Lands. London, Macmillan and Co., 1946, First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 16 cm]; x, 352 pp, 8 colored plates from paintings, including frontis, hundreds of other illus, mostly from photos but some from paintings, index, original green pictorial gilt cloth, gilt spine title lettering, small mark on endpaper, slightly foxed at outer text block, else clean and fine in chipped and rubbed dj.

A well-illustrated and thorough description of each species together with the role of trees in folk-lore and literature.

US$2. bookID # 9217


BRUNNER, Pauline & Ralph, text by Andrew Oliver; A Joy For Ever; Nature in North America. Gormley, Aurora Nature Photography and Publishing, [1987], First edition, 4to [30 x 24 cm]; 136 pp, fine color plates from photos, list of captions, original cloth, dj, fine, signed and inscribed by both authors on front endpaper.

Fine nature photos from Alaska to south of California, including landscapes, views, birds, etc.

US$2. bookID # 5131


BRYMER, J. H. P.; Guide to Tropical Fishkeeping. London, Water Life, Dorset House, [[1954], First edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; xvi, 335 pp, frontis, 30 colored plates, from photos and paintings by R. A. Vowles and G. J. M. Timmerman, hundreds of illustrations from photos, colored endpaper maps, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, internally near fine and clean in very good+ covers.

A detailed and very well-illustrated work on all aspects of raising tropical fish in aquariums, including plants, diseases, etc..

US$2. bookID # 13630


BUSCH, Phyllis, photos by Arline Strong; Puddles and Ponds, Living Things in Watery Places. Cleveland and New York, The World Publishing Company, [1969], , 4to [21 x 25.5 cm]; unpaginated, frontis, photo illus, original green pictorial cloth, fine and clean.

Written for young people, showing the joy in finding living things in ponds.

US$1. bookID # 6079


CARSON, Rachel; The Edge of the Sea. London, Staples Press, [1955], First British edition, 8vo [21 x 14 cm]; xii, 276 pp, numerous illustrations by Robert (Bob) Hines, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (lightly chipped at edge of spine & corner, short tear), spine slightly faded, but a near fine copy in very good dj.

Written before her classic, Silent Spring, this work is divided into three sections: The Rocky Shore, The Rim of Sand and the Coral Coast, these regions found all over the world but the eastern coast of US used as illustrations.

US$5. bookID # 7482


CARSON, Rachel L., drawings by Katherine L. Howe; The Sea Around Us. New York, Oxford University Press, 1951, First Edition, 8vo [21 x 15 cm]; [viii], 230 pp, illus, bibliog, pictorial endpapers, index, original pictorial boards, dj (spine ends chipped, price clipped, lightly rubbed), very good clean copy.

The author of Silent Spring, and the premier ecologist of her time, won the National Book Award in 1952 for this book. 'Sheer pleasure to read. . . a perfect combination of the fascinating science and the eternal beauty of the sea' [Thor Heyerdahl].

US$5. bookID # 10995


CHICKERING, Carol Rogers, foreword by Julian A. Steyermark; Flowers of Guatemala. Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, [1973], First edition, 4to [28.5 x 22 cm]; xix, 128, [iv] pp, 50 fine colored plates from paintings, 2 maps including colored, index, with the loose errata sheet usually absent, original two-part cloth, spine title lettering, near fine and clean in dj (chipped on edge of rear panel, small closed tear, not price clipped).

The author-artist travelled extensively throughout Guatemala at different seasons, including very remote areas, painting from life, created this album of fine botanical art, including of orchids, each painting with accompanying description, and with a good introduction.

US$9. bookID # 11401


CHIN, Chin Hoong Fong; Malaysian Flowers in Colour. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tropical Press, 1980, , small 4to [26 x 18 cm]; xi, 172 pp, numerous color illustrations from photos, bibliog, index to common names, index to botanical names, original pictorial gilt cloth, dj (slightly rubbed), fine and clean.

The work covers flowering trees, ornamental shrubs, tropical climbers, orchids, cultivation methods, etc.

US$3. bookID # 4623


CHUTE, Walter H.; Guide to the John G. Shedd Aquarium. [Chicago], Shedd Aquarium Society, [1933], First edition, 12mo [21.5 x 14 cm]; 220 pp, frontispiece, numerous illustrations and color plates (some from paintings), index, original pictorial wraps with mounted colored plate, title lettering, slightly rubbed at spine end, name on endpaper, else near fine.

The original edition for this famous aquarium. The photos are by the author and Loren Tutell, the colored plates by Norman Erickson

US$3. bookID # 13670


CIOCHON, Russell; John Olsen, Jamie James; Other Origins; The Search for the Giant Ape in Human History. New York, Bantam Books, 1990, First Edition, 8vo; xxi, 262pp, bw and color illus, maps, ep diagrams, Quarter cloth. dj damp-wrinkled, ow very good, clean copy.

US$1. bookID # 296


CLEMENTS, Edith S.; Flowers of Coast and Sierra. New York, The H. W. Wilson Company, 1928, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 16.5 cm]; xii, 226 pp, 32 colored plates from paintings, including frontis flower chart with tissue guard and letterpress, index, original pictorial cloth with picture in red, yellow and green, spine faded, inscription of Dr Francis M. Smith, interior is clean and unmarked, overall very good sound copy.

An attractively illustrated popular survey of wildflowers.

US$3. bookID # 11852


COATS, Alice M.; The Treasury of Flowers. New York, McGraw-Hill Book Company, [1975], First American edition, small 4to [24 x 17 cm]; unpaginated, 118 plates including 33 in color, bibliography, index of persons, index of plants, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (slightly used, not price clipped), fine and clean in very good+ dust jacket.

The author, a leading authority of the history of plants, selected the illustrations from old printed books, periodicals and in some cases from unpublished works, from botanical art that was done from the late fifteenth to the mid-nineteenth centuries. Complementary to her previous, The Book of Flowers, with illustrations from early folios, this book concentrates on works done on a smaller scale, but still finely done, and well-presented with numerous illustrations from original sources.

US$2. bookID # 13839


COATS, Alice M.; The Treasury of Flowers. New York, McGraw-Hill Book Company, [1975], First American edition, small 4to [24 x 17 cm]; unpaginated, 118 plates including 33 in color, bibliography, index of persons, index of plants, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (slightly used with short tear on rear panel, not price clipped), fine and clean in very good jacket.

The author, a leading authority of the history of plants, selected the illustrations from old printed books, periodicals and in some cases from unpublished works, from botanical art that was done from the late fifteenth to the mid-nineteenth centuries. Complementary to her previous, The Book of Flowers, with illustrations from early folios, this book concentrates on works done on a smaller scale, but still finely done, and well-presented with numerous illustrations from original sources.

US$2. bookID # 13840


COFFEY, David J.; Birds. [London], Chartwell Books, [1978], First Edition, 4to [28 x 22 cm]; 61 pp, color illustrations and plates, pictorialeps, original cloth, dj, fine with good illustrations from photos.

US$1. bookID # 2494


COLEMAN, A. P.; Ice Ages Recent and Ancient. New York, The Macmillan Company, 1926, First edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; xliii, 296 pp, 51 illustrations including frontis, 8 maps, bibliog, index of authors, general index, original cloth, gilt lettering on front cover and spine, rubbed at edge, very good tight and clean copy.

A detailed work on geology by this professor of geology at the University of Toronto.

US$4. bookID # 4494


CONNOLD, Edward T.; British Vegetable Galls; An Introduction to Their Study. London, Hutchinson & Co, 1901, , 4to [26 x 20 cm]; xii, 312 pp, 130 plates from photos including frontis, 10 other full-page illustrations from drwgs, tables, index, original cloth, gilt lettering, uncut, rear corner bumped, short tear at spine, a very good uncut copy.

A thorough work, this being the first major study of galls effecting trees and plants.

US$9. bookID # 4100


COTTESLOE, Gloria, Doris Hunt, foreword by the Duke of Beaufort; The Duchess of Beaufort's Flowers. Exeter, England, Webb & Bower, [1983], First edition, 4to [28.5 x 23 cm]; 32 fine colored plates including frontis, from orig sources, 2 pages reproduced from old catalogues, bibliog, original cloth, dj (spine lightly faded), fine and clean.

A fine study of flower paintings originally commissioned by the first Duches of Beaufort in the early eighteenth century, done by Everhardus Kychicus and Daniel Frankcom.

US$2. bookID # 10838


COUSTEAU, Jacques-Yves and Philippe Diole; Life and Death in a Coral Sea. New York, Doubleday & Company, 1971, First American edition, 4to [26 x 19 cm]; 302 pp; 122 color illus, 20 bw illustrations from photos, 20 line drwgs, glossary, appendices, index, original cloth, spine title lettering, dj (price clipped), small tape mark on endpaper, else near fine and clean.

Explores the coral areas of the Indian Ocean ad the Red Sea, giving considerable detail.

US$1. bookID # 9654


CREEVEY, Caroling A.; Flowers of Field, Hill and Swamp. New York, Harper & Brothers, 1897, First edition, 8vo [21 x 14 cm]; viii, 364, [ii, ads] pp, frontis and numerous illustrations from drawings by Benjamin Lander, mostly full-page, index, glossary, errata slip, original pictorial green cloth with picture in white and red, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, spine pictorial vignette, light dampstain in lower outer margin of some leaves, inscribed on endpaper, very good copy.

Descriptions of hundreds of plants and their growing conditions, from river banks, seas side, woods, dry fields, escapees from gardens, etc.

US$1. bookID # 10371


CRUMP, Donald (editor); The Emerald Realm; Earth's Precious Rain Forests. Washington, National Geographic Society, [1990], , large 8vo [26 x 18 cm]; 199 pp, hundreds of color photos, some full page, index, original cloth, dj, fine and clean.

Various authors including Peter Raven of the Missouri Botanical Garden, Cyunthia Ramsay, Jennifer Urquhart, Tome Melbam, Ron Fisher contributed articles with excellent illustrations on this ode to the rain forests.

US$1. bookID # 7639


CURLE, Richard; The Ray Society; A Bibliographical History. London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 1954, First edition, 12mo [22 x 14.5 cm]; vi, 101 pp, photo frontispiece, original cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, clean and unmarked, fine copy, includes a four page 'Report of the Council of the Ray society for 1958-59', inserted loose.

The author gives a detailed history of the Ray Society, one of the most important natural history organizations of the time, together with an annotated bibliography of the society with full details including collations, plate lists, number printed, etc, arranged by subject. At the end is a listing of every publication of the society by year published beginning in 1844.

US$6. bookID # 13883


DESMOND, Ray; Great Natural History Books and their Creators. London, The British Library and Oak Knoll Press, [2003], First edition, 4to [29.5 x 22 cm]; 176 pp, pictorial colored title page, numerous illustrations, mostly in color, reproduced from the original copies in the British Library & elsewhere, bibliography, index, original green cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj, very fine, clean, unmarked and unused.

The former chief librarian at the Royal Botanic Garden, Kew, winner of natural history awards, and author of many natural history books, describes the great books by Audubon, Thornton, Sibthorp, Besler, etc, beautifully illustrated and well-written.

US$9. bookID # 13725


DISTURNELL, J.; Influence of Climate in North and South America; showing the Varied Climatic Influences Operating in the Equatorial, Tropical, Sub-tropical, Temperate, Cold and Frigid Regions from the Arctic to Antarctic Circle, with Agricultural & Isothermal Map. New York, D. Van Nostrand, 1867, First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 15 cm]; xviii, [19] - 334, [ii, ads] pp, hand-colored lithographed frontis, 2 folding hand colored maps (one with repair on verso), tables, index, original blue blind-stamped cloth, gilt spine title lettering, library blind-stamp on title and removed spine number, a bit used, else very good.

A detailed work with much statistics, especially on US locations but with strong sections on Central and South America, Newfoundland, Canada, etc.

US$8. bookID # 11412


DOWNIE, Mary Alice and Mary Hamilton, illustrations by E. J. Revell; and some brought flowers; Plants in a New World. Toronto, University of Toronto Press, [1980], First edition, 8vo [25.5 x 18 cm]; xv, 164 pp, 70 fine color plates, printed on both sides of leaf, bibliog, original white pictorial gilt cloth with gilt spine title lettering, dj (crease, stain), covers stained, interior clean signed by the illustrator on the title page.

Accompanying each color painting is a description, distribution and distinguishing features of each flower and quotations from original sources from explorers, fur traders, botanists and settlers reflecting the practical, aesthetic and botanic interests of each.

US$3. bookID # 8969


DUNN, David B. and John M. Gillett; The Lupines of Canada and Alaska. Ottawa, Canada Department of Agriculture, 1966, First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 16 cm]; 89 pp, colored plate, 79 illustrations from photos and drwgs, distribution maps, bibliog, index, original cloth with gilt title lettering on spine and front cover, lightly rubbed, interior clean and fine.

A detailed survey covering all species and very well-illustrated.

US$4. bookID # 12163


DUNN, David B. and John M. Gillett; The Lupines of Canada and Alaska. Ottawa, Canada Department of Agriculture, 1966, First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 16 cm]; 89 pp, colored plate, 79 illustrations from photos and drwgs, distribution maps, bibliog, index, original cloth with gilt title lettering on spine and front cover, lightly rubbed, interior clean and fine.

A detailed survey covering all species and well-illustrated.

US$3. bookID # 9607


DUNNING, John S.; Portraits of Tropical Birds. Winnewood, Penn, Livingston Publishing Company, 1970, First edition, 4to [28 x 22 cm]; xx, 153pp, illus, 72 color plates from photos, bibliog, original cloth, dj with short tear, fine.

Beautifully illustrated with the author's photographs of birds from the jungles and mountains of South and Central America, the author also describes his methods and equipment.

US$5. bookID # 318


DUNNING, John S.; Portraits of Tropical Birds. Winnewood, Penn, Livingston Publishing Company, 1970, First edition, 4to [28 x 22 cm]; xx, 153pp, 72 color plates from photos, other illus, bibliog, original cloth, dj (not price clipped, short tear), else fine and clean.

Beautifully illustrated with the author's photographs of birds from the jungles and mountains of South and Central America, the author also describes his methods and equipment.

US$6. bookID # 8005


EDLIN, H. L.; British Woodland Trees. London, B. T. Batsford, [1945], Second edition, revised, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; ix, 182 pp, color frontis, 133 illustrations from photos, drwgs, old engravings, index, original cloth, faded, lightly water stained and rippled on some pages, else very good.

The appendices are keys to identifying broadleaves and conifers.

US$1. bookID # 3250


ELLIOT, D. G.; Catalogue of Mammals collected by E. Heller in Southern California. Chicago, Field Columbian Museum, 1904, First edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; 271 - 321 pp, 12 plates, each with 2 photo illus, folding map showing route of Heller, original printed heavy paper wraps, library withdrawal stamp on corner of cover, cover chipped at edges, clean very good.

Heller traveled in the Colorado and Mohave Deserts, Death Valley and surrounding mountain ranges, Palm Springs, San Bernardino Range, etc in 1902 collecting animals. An offprint from the Zoological series.

US$4. bookID # 9631


ELLIOT, D. G.; The Caribou of the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. Chicago, Field Columbian Museum, 1901, First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 16 cm]; [i], [59]-62 pp, 3 plates including folding, from photos, original printed heavy paper wraps, library withdrawal stamp on corner of cover, cover bit worn at head of spine, clean very good.

An original offprint of the Field Columbian Museum, Zoological Series. The author was curator and mammal expert.

US$1. bookID # 9637


ELLIS, Malcolm; The World of Birds. London, Hamlyn, [1971], , 4to [28 x 21 cm]; 140 pp, illustrations from photos and paintings, including many color, pictorialeps, original cloth, dj (small hole), very good.

Covers bird evolution, world distribution, bill and beaks, territorial behaviour, bird calls, courtship, nests, nocturnal birds, ocean birds, bird artists and their work.

US$1. bookID # 2473


ETCHECOPAR, R. D.; Francois Hue; The Birds of North Africa from the Canary Islands to the Red Sea. Edinburgh & London, Oliver & Boyd, 1967, First British edition, thick 8vo; xx, 612 pp, 25 plates, all but 2 in color, all with explanatory page, maps, numerous illustrations and distributional maps in text, original cloth, dj (sl worn), fine.

US$5. bookID # 1243


EWAN, Joseph; A Short History of Botany in the United States. New York and London, Hafner Publishing Company, 1969, First edition, 8vo [23 x 15.5 cm]; ix, 174 pp, tables, bibliog, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, cover lightly spotted, overall near fine but interior is very clean, fine and unmarked.

A detailed reference with contributions by 12 experts in their fields and with a chronology. There are separate chapters on all of the branches of botany including morphology, genetics, physiology, phycology, plant pathology, bryology, pteridology, paleobotany, taxonomy, plant geography, ecology, horticulture, medical botany, etc, each written by expert.

US$9. bookID # 12921


FITTER, R. S. R., illustrations by R. A. Richardson, Eric Hosking, John Markham; Collins Guide to Bird Watching. London, Collins, [1970], , sm 8vo [19 x 13 cm]; 254 pp, numerous photos, line drwgs, original cloth, dj, very good.

US$1. bookID # 2210


FITTER, R. S. R.; illustrations by R. A. Richardson, forward by Peter Scott; The Pocket Guide to British Birds. London, Collins, 1952, First Edition, 12mo [20 x 13 cm]; xvi, 240 pp, 112 plates, mostly color, each illustrating several species, original cloth, lightly used, else clean quite good.

US$1. bookID # 1914


FITTER, R.S.R.; London's Natural History. London, Collins, 1984, , 8vo [21.5 x 15 cm]; [xvi], 282 pp, illus, plates, including photos by Eric Hosking, maps, original pictorial wraps, very good.

First published in 1945, its now interesting from an historical point of view, such as feeding birds in a bowler hat, cutting hay with a scythe, with appendices on botanical rambles in 1629, lost plants of Middlesex, etc. Covers all aspects of natural history in some detail.

US$1. bookID # 3587


FITZHARRIS, Tim; Forests; A Journey into North America's Vanishing Wilderness. Toronto, Stoddart Publishing Co., [1991], First edition, 4to [30 x 28.5 cm]; 174, [i] pp, hundreds of fine colored illustrations, including many full-page, numerous other illustrations from drawings by Don Li-leger, bibliography, original simulated leather (hardback), title lettering on spine and cover, dust jacket, fine and clean.

A magnificent work by one of the premier nature photographers, arranged by region of North America, covering the trees, plants, animals, birds. Beautiful photos with interesting text.

US$5. bookID # 13433


FITZHARRIS, Tim; Wild Birds of Canada. Toronto, Oxford University Press, 1989, First Edition, 4to [24 x 24 cm]; 151 pp, color illustrations and plates, original cloth, dj, fine.

Excellent photos by one of North America's leading nature photographers, with useful information on bird watching and natural history.

US$4. bookID # 3025


FITZHARRIS, Tim; Wildflowers of Canada. Toronto, Oxford University Press, 1986, First edition, 4to [23.5 x 23.5 cm]; iv, 156 pp, over 140 fine colored photo illus, many illustrations from drwgs by Diana Thompson, bibliog, glossary, index, original cloth with gilt spine title lettering, dj, fine and clean.

With major sections on the flowers of woodland, wetland, prairie, meadow, alpine tundra, each illustrated with superb photos by a world famous photographer, plus good accompanying text.

US$1. bookID # 11028


FITZHARRIS, Tim (photos), text by Bruce Obee; Coastal Wildlife of British Columbia. Vancouver, Whitecap Books, [1991], First edition, folio [33 x 24 cm]; [viii], 152 pp, numerous color plates from photos, map, bibliog, index, original black cloth, white lettering, dj, very fine, unused; includes the original press release from the publisher on the book, inserted loose.

Covering birds, mammals, whales, dolphins, seals, otters, etc, with fine photos by one of the best nature photographers.

US$2. bookID # 5810


GIBBONS, Bob and Peter Wilson; The Illustrated Guide to Bird Photography. Blandford, Cassell Publishing, [1990], First edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; 189 pp, color frontis, hundreds of illustrations from color and black & white photos and drwgs, bibliog, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj, clean and fine.

Written by two expert wildlife photographers, the work describes the hide, general photo techniques, understanding birds, finding birds, birds away from the nest, birds in flight, equipment, and appendices on using your pictures, photographing birds in captivity, etc. The equipment may change but the principles they describe still apply.

US$2. bookID # 10193


GIBBONS, Felton; Deborah Strom; Neighbors to the Birds; A History of Bird watching in America. New York, W. W. Norton & Company, 1988, First Edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; 364 pp, illus, index, bibliog, original cloth-backed boards with gilt spine title lettering, dj, quite fine, clean.

Well-written book which includes useful chapters on literature of birding, great naturalists, artists, women and bird conservation, early history, etc.

US$1. bookID # 8916


GIBBONS, Felton; Deborah Strom; Neighbors to the Birds; A History of Birdwatching in America. New York, W. W. Norton & Company, 1988, First Edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; 364 pp, illus, index, bibliog, original half cloth, dj, fine.

Well-written book which includes useful chapters on literature of birding, great naturalists, artists, women and bird conservation, early history, etc.

US$1. bookID # 4745


GILMOUR, John; British Botanists. London, William Collins of London, 1944, First edition, 8vo [23 x 16.5 cm]; 48 pp, fine color plates from drwgs, numerous other illus, bibliog, original pictorial paper covered boards, dj (lightly rubbed), fine and clean in very good dj.

In the Britain in Pictures series.

US$1. bookID # 10871


GOOD, Ronald; The Geography of Flowering Plants. London, Longmans, Green and Co., [1953], , 8vo [25.5 x 16.5 cm]; xiv, 452 pp, 25 plates including frontis from photos, 9 colored maps, 75 illus, index, original pictorial gilt cloth, with gilt spine title lettering, dj (chipped at spine end, not price clipped), some pencil underlining, endpaper stain, cover rippled in part, else solid very good copy.

This second edition was revised, rewritten and greatly expanded with new illustrations added, from the first edition of 1947.

US$9. bookID # 8855


GOODERS, John; Roger Tory Peterson (introduction); Where to Watch Birds. London, Andre Deutsch, 1968, Second edition, 8vo; 313pp, illus, maps, original cloth, fine.

Excellent reference for watching birds in Britain.

US$1. bookID # 333


GRIGSON, Geoffrey; Wild Flowers in Britain. London, Collins, 1947, , 8vo [23 x 16.5 cm]; 48 pp, fine color plates from drwgs, numerous other illus, bibliog, original pictorial paper covered boards, dj (lightly rubbed), fine in very good dj.

In the Britain in Pictures series.

US$1. bookID # 10870


GROSSMAN, Mary Louise and Shelly, and John H. Hamlet; Our Vanishing Wilderness. New York, Madison Square Press, [1969], , 4to [28 x 22 cm]; 324 pp, hundreds of illustrations in color, map eps, original cloth, dj (worn at edges), very good.

US$1. bookID # 2496


GUIGUET, C. J., illustrations by Frank L. Beebe; The Birds of British Columbia; Chickadees, Thrushes, Kinglets, Pipits, Waxwings and Shrikes. [Victoria], British Columbia Provincial Museum, 1964, First Edition, 12mo [18 x 13.5 cm]; 68 pp, illustrations from drawings, bibliog, original pictorial printed wraps, cover lightly soiled, clean internally, very good.

US$1. bookID # 3900


HALL, Rebecca; Animals Are Equal; An Exploration of Animal Consciousness. London, Wildwood House, [1980], First edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; viii, [9] - 256 pp; illus, notes, glossary, index, original blue cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (tear, chipped at edge, not price clipped), bookseller's bookplate on endpaper, small libr. inkstamp on title and verso, interior quite clean, cover unmarked.

The interesting topics include animal seers, warnings, animals and ghosts, esp, homing and getting lost, animal healers, emotional nature of animals, animals as teachers and friends, relating, etc.

US$1. bookID # 10511


HAMER, A. Handel; Wild Flowers of the Cape; a Floral Year. Cape Town, Maskew Miller, nd [c 1926], , 4to [26.5 x 20 cm]; [xiv], 104, [i, ad] pp, 12 color plates including frontis from paintings by Ethel Driscoll, 79 other illustrations by Dorothy Levyns, appendix, original pictorial cloth, covers stained and warped, dampstain on few margins, front blank endpaper removed, signature on half-title.

Flowers blooming in every season in South Africa.

US$2. bookID # 7250


HAMILTON, George H.; Plants of the Niagara Parks System of Ontario. Toronto, The Ryerson Press, [1943], First Edition, large 8vo [26.5 x 19 cm]; xiii, 233 pp, colorfrontis, numerous illustrations from photos and drwgs, including colored, bibliog, glossary, plant list, index, original cloth, gilt title lettering on front cover and on spine, near fine copy, interior is unmarked and quite clean.

US$5. bookID # 11362


HANBURY, Frederick J.; The London Catalogue of British Plants, containing the British Phaenogamia, Filices, Equisetaceae, Lycopodiaceae, Selaginelaceae, Marsileaceae, Salviniaceae and Charophyta. London, George Bell & Sons, 1925, eleventh edition, 8vo [21.5 x 14 cm]; 58 pp, interleaved with blank pages for notes, index to natural orders and genera, original green cloth with gilt title lettering, fine, clean and unmarked, the blank pages have not been written on.

Over 2,360 species are listed. The work was adapted for marking desiderata in exchanges of specimens, for an index catalogue of British Herbaria, for indicating the species of local districts, and for a guide to collectors by showing the comparative rarity or frequency of the species.

US$2. bookID # 8491


HANCOCK, Joseph Lane; Nature Sketches in Temperate America. Chicago, A. C. McClurg & Co, 1911, First Edition, 8vo [23 x 16 cm]; xviii, 451pp, color frontis of Troilus butterfly visiting the cardinal flower, 215 illus, plus 12 color plates, vignettes, index, original green cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, bookplate and signature of Arthur Herbert Richardson on endpaper, one margin with tear, very good copy, clean throughout.

An attractively illustrated popular account of general ecology and natural history, with an emphasis on insects and plants and a little on reptiles. Covers evolution, adaptations in animals and plants, protective resemblance, mimicry, warning colors, animal behavior, etc.

US$9. bookID # 10837


HOBBS, William Herbert, introduction by Hugh Robert Mill; The Glacial Anticyclones; the Poles of the Atmospheric Circulation. New York, The Macmillan Company, 1926, First edition, 8vo [23 x 16 cm]; xxiv, 198, [ix, ads] pp, colored frontis, plates, 53 other illustrations including maps, index, errata slip, original green cloth with gilt spine title lettering and rules, inscription on endpaper, fine and clean copy.

An important contribution to climatology and weather forecasting. He describes the exploration of Antarctica, the North Pole and of Greenland and the early work on weather studies that resulted from those explorations. The author wrote numerous books on climatologic and weather including the celebrated, Exploring About the North Pole of the Winds.

US$9. bookID # 8237


HOLLINGSWORTH, Buckner; Flower Chronicles. New Jersey, Rutgers University Press, [1958], First Edition, 8vo [21 x 15 cm]; [x], 302 pp, many illustrations including full-page, bibloiog, original cloth-backed boards, dj (wear at spine ends, light stain), covers and endpaper lightly water stained, interior clean and sound.

An interesting book on garden history concentrating on a number of the more common garden flowers.

US$1. bookID # 2311


HOLLINGSWORTH, Buckner; Flower Chronicles. New Jersey, Rutgers University Press, [1958], First Edition, 8vo [21 x 15 cm]; [x], 302 pp, many illustrations including full-page, bibliog., original cloth backed boards, dj (light wear, short tear, price clipped), name on half-title page, interior clean and near fine, overall very good.

An interesting book on garden history concentrating on a number of the more common garden flowers.

US$2. bookID # 13244


HONDERS, John (editor); The World of Birds. New York, Peebles Press, [1975], First Edition, 4to [28 x 22 cm]; 160 pp, color frontis, numerous color illustrations including many full page, original cloth, dj (trifle worn at ends of spine), fine in vg dj.

A useful alphabetically arranged reference covering most aspects.

US$1. bookID # 2464


HONIG, Pieter and Frans Verdoorn (editors); Science and Scientists in the Netherlands Indies. New York, Board of the Netherlands Indies, Surinam and Curacao, 1945, First edition, 4to [26.5 x 18 cm]; xxii, [ii], 491, [i] pp, frontis, 134 illustrations including many full-page from old sources, some double-page, tables, maps including folding, map endpapers, original pictorial cloth, gilt spine title lettering, very good+, interior is clean and fine.

A collection of articles and extracts from older sources on the natural sciences of the former Dutch colonies, a very useful reference with contributions by many eminent scientists including David Fairchild, Alfred Russel Wallace, Ernst Mayer, H. O. Forbes, and many others. All the articles are in English, some produced in English for the first time, covering all aspects of natural history, geology, rubber cultivation, botany, plant hunting, tobacco, climate, agriculture, forestry, cinchona cultivation, archaeology, etc.

US$5. bookID # 11622


HOUSE, Maria Newberry, Susan Munro; PLANTAE OCCIDENTALIS; 200 Years of Botanical Art in British Columbia; Ethnobotanical Commentaries on Plants in the Exhibitions by Susan Munro.. Vancouver, The Botanical Garden University of British Columbia, 1979, First edition, oblong 4to [20.5 x 25 cm]; xv, 116 pp, numerous illustrations in color and black and white from paintings, bibliog, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, pictorial endpapers, minor rubbing, interior is clean and near fine, unmarked.

A historical overview of botanical art in British Columbia and details on ethnobotany, well-illustrated.

US$2. bookID # 11460


INNES, William T.; Exotic Aquarium Fishes; a Work of General Reference. Philadelphia, Innes Publishing Co., [1953], fifteenth edition, 8vo; 523, [i], illustrations including color, tipped-in color frontis, map endpapers, original pictorialcloth & paper label, fine.

US$5. bookID # 362


INNES, William T.; Exotic Aquarium Fishes; a Work of General Reference. Philadelphia, Innes Publishing Co., [1954], seventeenth edition, 8vo [23.5 x 16 cm]; 533, [i, ads], hundreds of illustrations including color, tipped-in color frontis, map endpapers, original pictorial cloth & paper label, gilt picture of fishes on cover, edge slightly rubbed, name on endpaper, but clean, solid, near fine copy.

The classic reference work on the subject by the pioneer who greatly influenced the tropical fish hobby.

US$9. bookID # 13707


INNES, William T.; The Complete Aquarium Book; the Care and Breeding of Goldfish and Tropical Fishes. New York, Halycon House, [1936], , 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; 317 pp, colored frontis with tissue guard, numerous photos including in color, on plates, plus hundreds of illustrations from drawings, index, original pictorial gilt cloth, spine a bit faded and with stain, light edgewear, interior is clean and very good in good cover.

A beautifully illustrated work by one of the greatest experts on aquariums and fish.

US$9. bookID # 13691


JENNER, Janann V.; The Birdwatcher's Companion. Toronto, B. Mitchel, 1991, , 4to [30 x 23 cm]; 176pp; numerous color illustrations from photos, bw drwgs, maps, original cloth, dj, very fine.

Good introduction with classification of bird families, techniques and excellent illustrations. Good sections on bird watching equipment, finding birds, bird evolution, bird life, etc.

US$2. bookID # 5123


JOHNSGARD, Paul A.; Birds of the Great Plains; Breeding Species and Their Distribution. Lincoln and London, University of Nebraska Press, [1979], First Edition, 8vo; xlviii, 539 pp, color illustrations from photos, illustrations in text, numerous distribution maps, bibliog, original cloth, dj, fine.

The first book to describe all of the species known to have bred or to breed in the Great Plains of North America. About 320 species have been described in detail.

US$2. bookID # 1717


JOHNSON, Blake; Bird Magic. Englewood, Florida, Blake Johnson, Publisher, [1985], First Edition, 4to [29 x 23 cm]; 128 pp, colorfrontis, over 100 illus, 44 in color many full page, with the original loose prospectus, original cloth, gilt lettering, dj (short tear), else fine.

The author pioneered in close-up studies of flying birds using strobe lamps. He photographed birds from New England to Florida.

US$1. bookID # 2472


KASTNER, Joseph; A Species of Eternity. New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1977, , 8vo [24 x 17 cm]; xiv, 350, [ii] pp, 92 illustrations and plates from paintings and drawings including 20 in color, index, original cloth-backed boards with gilt spine title lettering, dj (rubbed, short tear, price clipped), clean and fine in good dj.

The wilderness adventures and discoveries of America's early naturalists by the former editor of Life magazine.

US$1. bookID # 9331


KASTNER, Joseph; A Species of Eternity. New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1977, , 8vo [24 x 17 cm]; xiv, 350, [ii] pp, 92 illustrations and plates from paintings and drawings including 20 in color, index, original cloth-backed boards with gilt spine title lettering, dj (worn at edge, short tear), very good in good dj.

The wilderness adventures and discoveries of America's early naturalists by the former editor of Life magazine.

US$1. bookID # 9673


KASTNER, Joseph; A Species of Eternity. New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1977, First Edition, 8vo [24 x 17 cm]; xiv, 350, [ii] pp, 92 illustrations and plates from paintings and drawings including 20 in color, index, original cloth-backed boards with gilt spine title lettering, dj (price clipped), inscription on endpaper, else clean and fine.

The wilderness adventures and discoveries of America's early naturalists by the former editor of Life magazine.

US$1. bookID # 8744


KASTNER, Joseph; A World of Naturalists. London, John Murray, [1978], First British edition, 8vo [24 x 17 cm]; xiv, 350, [ii] pp, 92 illustrations and plates from paintings and drawings including 20 in color, index, original cloth with gilt spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped), near fine and clean.

The wilderness adventures and discoveries of America's early naturalists by the former editor of Life magazine.

US$1. bookID # 9914


KEARTON, Cherry; The Island of Penguins. New York, National Travel Club, 1931, First Edition ('First Published, January 1931'), 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; xviii, [iv], 23 - 247, [i] pp, frontis, plates, map, pictorial eps, original black cloth, gilt title lettering on spine, spine a little faded, corners rubbed, clean tight copy, vg+.

The author and his wife spent months on this southern sea island, alone with five millions penguins. A readable and interesting account by this well known naturalist and pioneer nature photographer.

US$3. bookID # 8810


KEARTON, Cherry; The Island of Penguins. New York, Robert M. McBride & Company, 1931, First Edition, second printing (same year as first printing), 8vo; xviii, [iv], 23-248 pp, frontis, numerous illustrations from photos, map, original cloth, gilt lettering, dj (rubbed, wear at spine ends, not price clipped), very good.

Interesting account of this naturalist's observations on this tiny south Atlantic island, home to five million birds. Kearton was one of the pioneers of nature photography.

US$3. bookID # 1660


KENK, Roman; The Fresh-Water Triclads of Michigan. Chicago, Field Columbian Museum, 1944, First edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; 44 pp, 7 plates from photos, other illus, bibliog, original printed heavy paper wraps, library withdrawal stamp on corner of cover, clean, very good copy.

Covering the Planariide and Dendrocoelidae, with a chapter on ecology and distribution and a key to the fresh water triclads. This is the first work on the subject. An offprint from the Miscellaneous series.

US$2. bookID # 9634


KEYES, Charles; Hopkins' Contribution to American Geology. Baltimore, John Hopkins Alumni Magazine, 1920, first edition offprint from John Hopkins Alumni Magazine, Vol. viii, no. 2, January 1920, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; 136-141 pp, original heavy paper wraps, title lettering on cover, light crease, else near fine, clean.

A description of key geologists at John Hopkins University and their achievements.

US$1. bookID # 12849


KIDD, Mary Maytham, foreword by Field Marshall J. C. Smuts; Wild Flowers of the Cape Peninsula. Cape Town, London, New York Toronto, Oxford University Press, 1950, First edition, 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; xvi, [188], xvii pp, frontis map, 94 fine colored plates from drwgs including over 800 illus, index, original red cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (wear at spine ends, price clipped), near fine in very good dj, inscribed to A. Cameron from Mary.

A beautifully illustrated guide to this botanically prolific area in South Africa.

US$2. bookID # 10383


KIJIMA, Takashi; Orchids; Wonders of Nature. [New York], Mallard Press, [1989], First American Edition, small 4to [29 x 23 cm]; [viii], 207 pp, excellent color plates and illustrations, original cloth, gilt lettering, dj, fine or better.

Kijima's photographs were published to commemorate the 12th World Orchid Conference in 1987. He is best known as a photographer of women and here uses woman's life as theme for organizing his material.

US$5. bookID # 3119


KING, Ronald; Botanical Illustrations. New York, Clarkson N. Potter, 1979, First American edition, 4to [30.5 x 22 cm]; 40 fine colored plates from painting, other illus, bibliog, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (light crease on lower spine, not price clipped), near fine, clean.

Good introduction through viewing examples of works of the best botanical painters of all time from Europe, USA, far east and with intelligent descriptions and introduction by former secretary of Kew Gardens.

US$9. bookID # 11488


KINNE, Russ; introduction by Roger Tory Peterson; The Complete Book of Photographing Birds. New York, American Photographic Book Publishing, [1981], First Edition, 4to (28 x 22 cm); 159 pp, numerous illustrations and plates in color and bw, original cloth, dj (worn, tears), else v good.

The techniques of noted wildlife photographer, with many useful ideas.

US$1. bookID # 1833


KRISA, Bohdan, edited by Pamela Bristow; The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Flowering Plants. London, Octopus Books, [1982], First edition in English, 8vo [23.5 x 17 cm]; 352 pp, over 400 illustrations in color and black and white, bibliog, index, original pictorial cloth, dj (light wear), near fine clean copy.

Over 400 species, each illustrated, are described in detail, covering all types, from cactus and carnivorous to orchids and fruit, bromeliads, arctic-alpine plants, composite flowers, aquatic, marshland and shoreline plants, gamopetalous, monocots, etc.

US$3. bookID # 8092


KUPPER, Walter; Pia Roshardt; translated and edited by Vera Higgins; Cacti. [Edinburgh], Nelson, 1960, First edition in English, sm folio [29 x 21 cm]; 127 pp, 60 fine color plates from paintings, original cloth, cover slightly dusty, clean fine copy.

Most of the cacti illustrated are flowering. An authoritative treatment with descriptions of all of the species illustrated.

US$1. bookID # 1916


LEFANU, William; Nehemiah Grew; A Study and Bibliography of his Writings. Winchester, St Paul's Bibliographies, 1990, First edition, edition limited to 500 copies, 8vo [22.5 x 14 cm]; xvii, 182 pp, frontis (portrait), illustrations from Grew's works, original cloth with gilt spine title lettering, dj, fine, clean copy, unmarked, as new with no defects.

The best bibliographical reference to this pioneer botanist and biologist. His works, especially The Anatomy of Plants, were very influential in the history of science.

US$5. bookID # 13566


LINE, Les (editor); The Pleasure of Birds; an Audubon Treasury. Philadelphia and New York, J. B. Lippincott Company, [1975], , 4to [28 x 21 cm]; 191 pp, illustrations from drawings by Chuck Ripper and color plates from photos, original cloth, pictorialeps, dj (worn, tears), else very good.

A compilation of material from Audubon Magazine by many of the better authors on birds.

US$1. bookID # 2475


LUBBOCK, Sir John; On British Wild Flowers considered in Relation to Insects. London, Macmillan and Co., 1897, , 12mo [18.5 x 12.5 cm]; xvi, 194, [ii, ads] pp, frontis with tissue guard, 131 illustrations, tables, glossary, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, lightly foxing on tissue guard, minor edgewear, near fine and clean.

A popular author of natural history books, this one being a minor classic, very well-illustrated. Freeman 2337.

US$3. bookID # 13204


MABEY, Richard; The Flowers of Kew; 350 Years of Flower Paintings from the Royal Botanic Gardens. New York, Atheneum, 1989, First American Edition, 4to [27 x 20 cm]; xv, 208 pp, numerous illustrations in color including full-page, bibliog, index, original cloth with gilt spine title lettering, dj (not clipped), small dent at lower edge of cover, else fine.

Covers the resident artists, explorer painters, insider amateurs and official Illustrators who have made Kew Gardens renowned throughout the world.

US$9. bookID # 8512


MABEY, Richard; The Flowers of May. London, Collins & Brown, [1990], First edition, 4to [28.5 x 22 cm]; 15 pp, colored frontis, 84 fine botanical color plates, each with description on opposite page, other illus, maps, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped), fine and clean, unmarked.

Caroline May was a botanical artist, born in 1809, died 1874, did over 1,000 botanical paintings, previously unpublished. The paintings are attractive and graceful. A biographical sketch and other introductory material is included.

US$5. bookID # 13198


MARTIN, Elizabeth (ed); The Penguin Book of the Natural World. Harmondsworth, Kestrel Books, [1976], First Edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; unpaginated (about 350 pages), numerous color illus, drwgs, index, original cloth, dj (small crease), near fine.

Covers 160 topics or questions on all aspects of science of living things.

US$1. bookID # 3219


MATTHIESSEN, Peter; introduction by Richard H. Pough, illustrations by Bob Hines; Wildlife in America. New York, The Viking Press, 1959, First Edition, 8vo [25 x 18 cm]; 304 pp, numerous illus, color plates by Catesby, Wilson, Peale, Audubon, Fuertes, double page map, pictorial eps, original cloth, near fine in dj (wear, rubbed, price clipped).

This book is the first comprehensive history of American wildlife and how it has been effected by man. The author based it on the accounts of explorers, settlers, naturalists and his own observations.

US$4. bookID # 9346


MATTHIESSEN, Peter; introduction by Richard H. Pough, illustrations by Bob Hines; Wildlife in America. New York, The Viking Press, 1959, First Edition, 8vo [25 x 18 cm]; 304 pp, numerous illus, color plates by Catesby, Wilson, Peale, Audubon, Fuertes, double page map, pictorial eps, original cloth, dj (edgewear, small chips), hinge cracked but firm, very good.

This book is the first comprehensive history of American wildlife and how it has been effected by man. The author based it on the accounts of explorers, settlers, naturalists and his own observations.

US$5. bookID # 2071


MCCORMICK, Harold W., Tom Allen, Captain William E. Young; Shadows in the Sea; The Sharks, Skates and Rays. New York, Weathervane Books, [1963], , 8vo [23 x 16 cm]; xii, [ii], 415 pp, numerous illustrations from photos and drwgs, tables, bibliog, index, original cloth, gilt lettering on spine, dj (large chip on rear panel), else near fine in good dj.

A detailed work, including history, biology and recipes.

US$3. bookID # 4469


MCKINNON, Michael; Arabia; Sand, Sea, Sky. London, BBC Books, 1990, First Edition, 4to; 224 pp, colorillus, many full-page, map, original cloth, dj, fine.

Good overview of natural history with excellent photos, references, and index of Latin names.

US$2. bookID # 1182


MCTIGUE, Bernard, foreword by Eleanor Perenyi; Nature Illustrated; Flowers, Plants and Trees 1550-1900, from the Collections of the New York Public Library. New York, Harry N. Abrams, [1989], First edition, 4to [28 x 22,5 cm]; 127 pp, colored frontis, 44 color plates, 59 other, bibliog, index, original pictorial gilt cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj, very light signs of use, else fine and clean, unmarked.

A beautifully illustrated book covering a 400 year history of botanical illustrations and botanical plate books with illustrations from the best books, including those of Redoute, W. J. Hooker, Besler, Merian, Thornton, etc.

US$9. bookID # 12800


MCTIGUE, Bernard, foreword by Eleanor Perenyi; Nature Illustrated; Flowers, Plants and Trees 1550-1900, from the Collections of the New York Public Library. New York, Harry N. Abrams, [1989], First edition, 4to [28 x 22,5 cm]; 127 pp, colored frontis, 44 color plates, 59 other, bibliog, index, original pictorial gilt cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj, very light wear, else near fine and clean, unmarked.

A beautifully illustrated book covering a 400 year history of botanical illustrations and botanical plate books with illustrations from the best books, including those of Redoute, W. J. Hooker, Besler, Merian, Thornton, etc.

US$4. bookID # 13460


MEHTA, Ashvin and P. V. Bole (text); 100 Himalayan Flowers. New York, The Vendome Press, [1991], First edition, 4to [26 x 26 cm]; 144 pp, 150 fine colored illustrations from photos by Mehta, many full page, trek charts, glossary, bibliography, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (short tear), fine in near fine jacket.

Superb photos by renowned photographer. Suggested treks through the Himalayas with itineraries for Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Utter Pradesh, Sikkim and Darjeeling, Nepal east and west.

US$5. bookID # 12932


MEYER, Alfred (editor); A Zoo for All Seasons; the Smithsonian Animal World. New York, W. W. Norton, [1979], , sm 4to (26 x 20); 192 pp, many color illus, mostly from photos, original cloth, dj (some wear at edges), very good.

Excellent illustrations and detailed description of the National Zoo in Washington.

US$1. bookID # 1832


MEYER, Alfred (editor), foreword by Porter M. Kier; The Magnificent Foragers. Washington, Smithsonian Institution, 1978, , 4to [26.5 x 19.5 cm]; 216 pp, over 300 fine color photos and some black & white photos, index, original cloth with gilt title lettering on spine and front cover, dj (not price clipped), fine and clean.

A collection of more than fifty non-technical accounts of scientific work sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, relating to nature, archeology, etc, from all over the world, beautifully illustrated.

US$1. bookID # 8799


MONTGOMERY, F. H.; Plants from Sea to Sea. Toronto, The Ryerson Press, [1966], First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 16 cm]; [xiv], 451 pp, 9 colored plates from photos, each with 9 images, 873 illustrations from drwgs, bibliog, index, original cloth with spine title lettering, clean and fine in dj (a little rubbed at spine ends, light crease), signed and inscribed by the author on half title page.

The first book covering plants across Canada, and a very comprehensive and well-illustrated treatment, the author, a respected botanist, describes over 1,500 plants, providing a general key to plant families and a description of each plant arranged within families.

US$4. bookID # 10069


MONTIER, David J.; Atlas of Breeding Birds of the London Area. London, B. T. Batsford, 1977, First Edition, cr 4to; 288pp, tables, maps (one for each species), original cloth, dj, fine.

US$1. bookID # 382


MOORE, Ruth; The Earth We Live On; the Story of Geological Discovery. New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1956, First Edition, 8vo; xiv, 416, x, [i], illus, 24 plates, original cloth with vignette, fine.

US$1. bookID # 383


NACHSTEDT, Julius and Hans Tushe; Breeding Aquarium Fishes: Practical Hints on the Care and Propagation of Popular Aquarium Fishes. New York, Aquarium Stock Co., [1954], First edition in English, translated from German first edition, 8vo [21 x 14 cm]; 127, [i] pp, numerous illustrations from photos, also drawings, original cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, near fine and clean in good dj (tears, chipped at edge, lightly foxed).

A well-illustrated book covering all the main types of topical fish, for breeding and raising, includes temperature and light requirements, water chemistry, feeding, handling, type of tank, etc, based on the thirty year experience of two German experts.

US$3. bookID # 12818


NIERING, William A., Nancy Olmstear; The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Wildflowers, Eastern Region. New York, Alfred A. Knopf`, [1979], , 12mo [19 x 10.5 cm]; 864 pp, 658 colored photos, other illustrations from drawings, index, original vinyl covers, spine title lettering, dj (price clipped), near fine, quite clean, unmarked.

Over 600 species are described in full detail with more than 400 others also described, covering also grasses, shrubs, vines and wildflowers in all of eastern North America including Florida and prairies. Colored plates are arranged by color of species.

US$1. bookID # 12882


PARMELEE, David F.; Bird Island in Antarctic Waters. Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press, [1980], First Edition, 4to [28.5 x 22 cm]; x, 140 pp, bw & color illustrations and plates from photos and paintings, index, original cloth, dj, fine.

Bird Island is in South Georgia, where the plentiful bird life provided material for this beautifully illustrated book, with paintings and photos by the author.

US$1. bookID # 4997


PENNELL, Francis W.; The Genus Calceolaria in Southeastern Peru. Philadelphia, The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1945, , 8vo [27 x 18 cm]; 137-177 pp, 10 plates, table, original printed heavy paper wraps, a little wear at outer edges of wraps, interior is clean and fine.

The author, curator of Botany with the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, describes the species of this genus of slipper flower in some detail based on his 1925 expedition to the Cuzco and Puno districts of Peru. Nicely illustrated.

US$4. bookID # 11797


PICKEWELL, Gayle; Deserts. New York, Whittlesley House, McGraw-Hill Book Company, [1939], , 4to [29.5 x 23 cm]; xiv, 174 pp, 64 plates including color frontis and map, bibliog, index, original pictorial cloth, dj (chipped and with old tape repairs), presented to Francis Sheldon from the Arizona Desert School, a good clean sound copy in worn dj.

A good description of the birds, animals, reptiles, and plants in the American Southwest (Mohave, Sonoran, Colorado Deserts.

US$2. bookID # 5285


PITTIER, Henry; New or Noteworthy Plants from Colombia and Central America - 7. Washington, Smithsonian Institution, United States National Museum, 1918, First edition, 8vo [24.5 x 15.5 cm]; [viii], 95-132, [ii] pp, plus full-page plate, many illustrations from drwgs, index, original heavy printed paper wraps, fine and clean, unmarked, partly unopened.

Issued as Volume 20, part 3 of US herbarium series. Pittier, of the US Department of Agriculture, describes plants from among 10 families, the largest number belonging to the Fabaceae, trees. He also redescribes the cow tree or milk tree, the palo de vaca of Humboldt, in the light of new information and with notes on its economic importance.

US$4. bookID # 11793


POMERLEAU, Rene; Mushrooms of Eastern Canada and the United States. Montreal, Les Editions Chantecler, 1951, First edition, 4to [26.5 x 14 cm]; 302, [i] pp, 5 fine colored plates, including frontis, from paintings by Henry A. C. Jackson, with tissue guards, 65 plates, 7 from drawings, others from photos, chart, glossary, index, original green pictorial cloth, spine and cover title lettering, edge lightly rubbed, small bookplate of Barbara Ann Hynes on endpaper, very good+, interior is clean and unmarked.

A thorough work on edible, suspected and poisonous mushrooms of all types, with detailed descriptions, and with additional chapters on gathering mushrooms, selecting edible mushrooms, ways of preparing, recipes, etc. Notable for its excellent illustrations.

US$9. bookID # 12480


POOLE, A. L. and Nancy M. Adams; Trees and Shrubs of New Zealand. Wellington, R. E. Owen, Government Printer, 1963, , 8vo [24.5 x 16 cm]; 248 pp, frontis map, over 400 of illustrations from drwgs, including full-page, glossary, index, original green cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped, light wear, rubbed), good sound copy.

A good identification guide based on leaf characteristics.

US$1. bookID # 9432


POSTMA, C., foreword by Edwin Way Teale; Plant Marvels in Miniature; A Photographic Study. New York, The John Day Company, [1960], First American edition, 4to [33 x 25 cm]; 173 pp, 77 plates from photos, original cloth, dj (chipped at edge, rubbed), front free endpaper removed, good clean copy.

Photomicrographs, enlarged up to 3,000 times provide an interesting botanical survey of plant structures, flowers, seeds, leaves, roots, parasites, etc.

US$9. bookID # 9957


PRINCE PHILIP, Duke of Edinburgh; James Fisher, forward by Peter Scott; Wildlife Crisis. New York, Cowles Book Company, 1970, First Edition, 4to; 256 pp, numerous illustrations and plates in bw and color, pictorialeps, original cloth, dj, fine. Beautifully illustrated in color both from photos and paintings..

US$1. bookID # 1186


PUCHALSKI, Wlodzimierz; Animals Through the Lens. np [Poland], Abbey Library, nd[c1960], , 4to; x, 111 pp, numerous illustrations from photos, original cloth, dj (torn, chipped), good+ copy of this book of excellent photos of animals, reptiles and birds.

US$1. bookID # 1820


QUICK, Arthur Craig; Wild Flowers of the Northern States and Canada. Chicago/New York, M. A. Donohue & Company, 1939, First & only edition, 8vo [20.5 x 14 cm]; 518pp, illustrations from drwgs, color plates & frontis from painting, index, original green cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and on cover with floral decorative border, spine lettering a little dull but quite readable, fine, clean throughout.

A still highly useful guide, with a color key, information on identification, wild fruits.

US$2. bookID # 10385


RAYNER, M. C.; Trees and Toadstools. London, Faber and Faber, 1947, First Edition, 8vo [21 x 15 cm]; x, 91, [ii, ads] pp, 18 plates, index, original cloth, dj (price clipped, light wear at spine foot), bookplate of Virginia Armstrong on endpaper, near fine and clean.

Detailed introductory account of how toadstools and mushrooms live, grow and behave.

US$1. bookID # 10366


RICHARDS, Paul; A Book of Mosses. London, Penguin Books, [1950], First edition, 12mo [18.5 x 12.5 cm]; 40 pp, 16 fine colored plates from Johannes Hedwig's Description Muscorum, other illustrations from drawings, original pictorial paper-covered boards, title lettering on spine and cover, small wear at lower corner of spine, near fine.

Hedwig's work on mosses, published 1787-97, and still esteemed for its accurate descriptions and illustrations, provides the fine illustrations of this work.

US$2. bookID # 13146


RIDGE, Antonia; The Man Who Painted Roses; The Story of Pierre-Joseph Redoute. London, Faber and Faber, [1974], First edition, 8vo [20 x 13.5 cm]; 409 pp, colored frontis of roses, painted by Redoute, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (lightly worn, not price clipped), fine and clean in very good jacket.

The author spent six years researching this work on one of the best botanical artists of all time. The author also wrote For the Love of a Rose.

US$2. bookID # 13209


ROCKLEY, The Lady Alicia [aka Alicia Amherst, Mrs Evelyn Cecil]; Some Canadian Wild Flowers; Being the first part of Wild Flowers of the Great Dominions. Toronto, The Macmillan Company of Canada`, 1937, First edition thus, 8vo [21.5 x 17 cm]; xi, 107 pp, 7 fine colored plates from paintings by the author (signed AR) and by Ivy Abercrombie, each with tissue guard and letterpress printed verso, bibliog, index, original cloth, spine title lettering, cover lightly used, interior near fine and clean.

The author's Wild Flowers of the Great Dominions of the British Empire was printed in 1935 and this work is selected from that work. The author had previously written several respected gardening and landscaping books.

US$9. bookID # 13205


ROMINE, F. E.; Plant Names; Common or Vernacular and Scientific or Botanical with Sizes, Times, Colors. Pontiac, Michigan, F. E. Romine, [1926], First edition, 12mo [21 x 11 cm]; [viii], 115, [iii] pp, original cloth, gilt title lettering, light crease on front cover but a very good clean copy.

A handy reference for thousands of plants, meant to be placed in your back pocket as you wondered field or garden.

US$1. bookID # 10018


ROSE, J. N.; List of Plants Collected by Dr Edward Palmer in 1890 in Western Mexico and Arizona at Alamos, Arizona. Washington, US Department of Agriculture, Division of Botany, 1891, , 8vo [23 x 14.5 cm]; [iv], 91-125, [iii] pp, 10 plates, mostly folding, index, original printed heavy paper wraps, cover rubbed, signature at upper margin, some plates split at folds, interior clean.

Published in the series Contributions from the US National Herbarium, volume I, no. IV. Palmer was a respected plant collector.

US$4. bookID # 11803


ROSENDAHL, C. Otto, Ross Aiken Gortner, George O. Burr; J. Arthur Harris; Botanist and Biometrician. Minneapolis, London, The University of Minnesota Press, [1936], First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 16 cm]; [viii], 209 pp, frontis (portrait), plates from photos, tables, bibliog of his works, original cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and front cover, head of spine worn, spine a little faded, very good clean copy, this was the publisher's copy with their stamp on endpaper, else unmarked.

A detailed assessment of Harris' works, biography.

US$5. bookID # 9664


ROURKE, Constance; Audubon. New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company, [1936], , 8vo [23 x 16 cm]; [x], 342 pp, color frontis and color plates after Audubon's birds, other illus, original cloth, light shelf wear, very good in dj (spine bit faded, lightly chipped at edge.

A biography based on years of study by the author.

US$1. bookID # 7505


RYDBERG, P. A.; List of Plants Collected on the Peary Arctic Expedition of 1905-06 by Dr. L. J. Wolf, and of 1908-09 by Dr. J. W. Goodsell. New York, Torreya, 1912, offprint from Torreya volume 12, 8vo [23 x 15.5 cm]; 11 pp, with list of NY Botanical Garden publications on rear cover, original printed paper wraps, minor fading on edge but fine copy.

Each plant is described with date and place found.

US$8. bookID # 8024


SADLER, Doug; Winter, a Natural History. Peterborough, Ont, Broadview Press, 1990, First Edition, 4to [29 x 28.5 cm]; 144pp, illus, color plates, index, original white cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj, quite fine and clean, unused.

Superb color photos and interesting description of the northern winter. The award winning author was the president of Ontario Naturalists. 'Sadler makes us look afresh at the natural world.' [dj]

US$2. bookID # 11195


SANDERSON, Ivan T.; Animal Treasure. New York, The Viking Press, 1937, First Edition, 8vo; 325pp, illustrations by author, original pictorial cloth, dj with some short tears, rear ep removed, very good.

US$1. bookID # 408


SHAW, W. N.; Forecasting Weather. New York, D. Van Nostrand Company, 1911, First edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; xxvii, 380, 26 [ads], [ii, ads] pp, folding chart frontis, 158 illus, including numerous charts, many of which are folding, index, original red cloth, gilt spine title lettering, wear at spine ends, library stamps on title page, a few small stamps inside, a clean very good copy.

A very well-illustrated work on weather forecasting, that was state of the art at the time.

US$9. bookID # 11411


SHORTT, Terry; Not As the Crow Flies. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart, [1975], First Edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; 255, [i] pp, illustrations with drawings by author, original cloth, dj (price clipped, light wear), fine in vg+ dj.

Considered one of the leading bird-artists of Canada, the author describes some of his 40 years of travel to Galapagos, India, Africa, Ecuador, Greenland, northern Canada in search of nature.

US$1. bookID # 7278


SHOSTECK, Robert; Flowers and Plants; An International Lexicon with Biographical Notes. New York, Quadrangle, [1974], First edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; xx, [i], 329 pp, hundreds of illustrations from drwgs, glossary, bibliog, index, original cloth, spine title lettering, dj (price clipped), fine and clean copy.

A well-illustrated work covering a thousand or more plants that the gardener or nature walker in North America is likely to see, with details on each and most with an illustration.

US$3. bookID # 11575


SILCOCK, Lisa (editor); The Rainforests; a Celebration. [London], Cresset Books, (c.1990), , sm folio; 223pp; numerous illus, many full-page, As new in pictorial boards, dj..

Superb photos.

US$3. bookID # 413


SITWELL, Sacheverell; Handasyde Buchanan, James Fisher; Fine Bird Books 1700 - 1900. New York, The Atlantic Monthly Press, 1990, , 4to [31 x 24 cm]; xi, 180 pp, numerous color plates, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, clean, fine and unmarked in dj (spine faded but lettering clear, not price clipped, very good+).

Originally published in 1953 in a limited edition and very expensive, this new edition has additional introductory material including a forward by S. Dillon Ripley. Its the most comprehensive illustrated guide and bibliography to collectible color plate bird books ever published.

US$5. bookID # 13726


SKINNER, Milton P., Dr. John Warren Achorn; A Guide to the Winter Birds of the North Carolina Sandhills. Albany, New York, Mrs. John Warren Achorn, 1928, First edition, 8vo [23 x 16 cm]; xiv, 299, [iii] pp, 13 color plates from paintings including frontis & color chart, illustrated in color by Edmund J. Sawyer, 30 illus from photos, some full-page, plate of wood gnome of the Sandhills not in list of illus, biblog, index, original green cloth with gilt title lettering on front cover and spine, cover a little spotted, small ink name on endpaper, interior quite clean and solid, very good copy.

Wood 569. Nissen 879. Each of the hundreds of species are described with field identification, description, distribution, habits, with good illustrations.

US$9. bookID # 8407


SLINGERLAND, Mark Vernon; Cyrus Richard Crosby; Manual of Fruit Insects. New York, The Macmillan Company, 1914, First Edition, thick 8vo [19.5 x 13.5 cm]; xvi, 503, [8, ads], 396 illustrations from photos & drwgs, index, original pictorial blue cloth, attractively decorated in green and orange with gilt title lettering on front cover and spine, edges rubbed lightly, else a near fine copy, interior clean and sound.

Slingerland was an entomologist at Cornell University and based this work on his 20 years of research on insect problems encountered by the fruit growers of New York state. After his death, Crosby completed the work. Covers insects of apple, pear, peach, plum, cherry, quince, raspberry, blackberry, dewberry, currant, gooseberry, strawberry, grapes, cranberry, and the insecticides used to control them, very well-illustrated.

US$9. bookID # 7744


SNYDER, L. L., illustrations by T. M. Shortt; Canadian Birds. Toronto, Canadian Nature Magazine, 1946, , 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; 32 pp, 75 illustrations on plates from pen and ink drawings by T. M. Shortt, original heavy paper pictorial wraps with title lettering and picture in red on cover, cover lightly used, overall very good, interior is clean and unmarked.

Both the author and artist were with the Royal Ontario Museum and present a sample of birds, with descriptions and illustrations from each of the main regions of Canada.

US$2. bookID # 12881


SPRUNT, Alexander Jr.; Florida Bird Life. New York, Coward-McCann Inc, [1954], First Edition, sm 4to [25.5 x 19.5]; xlii, 527 pp, 56 plates, including colorfrontis and many fine color plates by Francis Lee Jaques and John Henry Dick, and bw plates from photos, 65 maps, original cloth, gilt lettering, light rubbing at edges, clean near fine copy.

This became the standard work in this area succeeding Howell's 'Florida Bird Life.

US$5. bookID # 3213


STEARN, William T.; Botanical Masters; Plant Portraits by Contemporary Artists. New York, London, Toronto, Sydney, Prentice Hall Editions, [1990], First edition, 4to [29 x 22 cm]; 160 pp, 56 fine color plates, other illustrations in text, bibliog, brief biographies of artist, index of plants, original cloth, gilt lettering on spine, dj (tear on front panel repaired, not price clipped), fine in good jacket.

Published in Britain as 'Flower Artists of Kew', the respected and renowned author, gives a good introduction, as well as a description for each plate, and demonstrates that the botanical artists of today can compete with the best artists of the past. Includes artists such as Margaret Mee, Mary Grierson, Ann Farrer, Valerie Price, Margaret Stones, etc, and with descriptions of the great earlier artists such as William Jackson Hooker, Walter Hood Fitch, Redoute, etc, Kew Gardens, early engraving and woodcut illustrations, and other topics.

US$5. bookID # 13085


STEFFERUD, Alfred (editor); Birds in Our Lives. Washington, US Department of the Interior, [1966], First Edition, 4to [29 x 23 cm]; xiii, 561 pp, color frontis, many illustrations from photos, paintings, drwgs, original pictorial cloth, gilt, very good+.

A massive collection of articles by experts such as Roger Tory Peterson, E. Mayr, John Kieran, etc, covering all aspects.

US$1. bookID # 2796


STEP, Edward; Wayside and Woodland Trees; a Guide to the British Sylva. London & New York, Frederick Warne & Co, 1953, reprint, sm 8vo; xxxviii, 186pp, illus, plates, including color, original pictorial gilt cloth, fine.

US$2. bookID # 418


TREE, Isabella; The Ruling Passion of John Gould; A Biography of the British Audubon. New York, Grove Weidenfeld, [1992], First American edition, 8vo [24 x 15 cm]; vii, 248 pp, plates including colored, from early sources, portraits, bibliog, index, list of Gould's works, original cloth-backed boards, gilt spine title lettering, fine and clean in dj (spine slightly faded, not price clipped).

Gould produced over forty lavishly illustrated books on birds, including some 3,000 lithographs whose accuracy and artistic value eclipsed those of his greatest rival, John James Audubon. A man of many paradoxes is described here in fascinating detail.

US$4. bookID # 12870


TURBOTT, E. G.; New Zealand Bird Life. Wellington, A. H. & A. W. Reed, [1947], First Edition, 4to [28 x 22 cm]; [x], 101 pp, illustrations from photos, original cloth, spine title lettering, very good.

US$1. bookID # 2795


VARESCHI, Volkmra and Ernst Krause; Mountains in Flower. London, Lindsay Drummond, [1942], , large 8vo [25 x 19 cm]; [vi], 159 pp, color frontis, 72 illustrations from photos by Ernst Krause, other illustrations from drwgs, original blue cloth, gilt title lettering, dj (old repairs, chipped), very good in fair dj.

A good work on alpines of various types, including orchids.

US$2. bookID # 9923


WAKEFIELD, Elsie M.; R. W. G. Dennis; Common British Fungi; A Guide to the More Common Larger Baidiomycetes of the British Isles. Surrey, Saiga Publishing Co, 1981, Second edition, revised in light of recent developments, large 8vo [25.5 x 17 cm]; viii, 216 pp, illus, 111 color plates from paintings, illustrations in text, bibliog, index, original cloth, dj, clean & fine.

An updated version of this classic, originally published in 1930, with most attractive plates. Each species is described in detail.

US$3. bookID # 6637


WALKER, Braz; Enjoy Keeping Native Fishes. New York, The Pet Library, [1971], , 12mo [20 x 14 cm]; 32 pp, numerous colored illustrations from photos, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, very good+, clean and unmarked.

Rather than tropical fishes, this work describes the collecting, maintenance of native aquarium, diseases, spawning, suitability, etc, of collecting native American fishes found in streams and lakes.

US$2. bookID # 12819


WALTHAM, Tony; Caves. [London], Macmillan, [1974], First Edition, 4to [24 x 20 cm]; 249 pp, over 200 illustrations in bw and color, charts, diagrams, maps, original cloth, fine in lightly worn dj.

Covers all aspects of caves and caving including their development, their role in prehistoric times, animal life, and all major caves of the world.

US$2. bookID # 2735


WALTON, George Lincoln; Practical Guide to the Wild Flowers and Fruits. Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott Company, 1909, First Edition, 8vo; 228 pp, frontis, illus, 2 color plates with letterpress on transparent sheets, original cloth, gilt lettering, edgewear, frontis with wear in margin,small stain at foot of spine, good.

The flowers and fruits are organized by color with an overall index.

US$2. bookID # 1770


WALTON, George Lincoln; Practical Guide to the Wild Flowers and Fruits. Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott, 1909, First Edition, 8vo; 228pp, frontis, illus, original cloth, spine ends bit rubbed, front hinge re-enforced with tape, very good.

US$3. bookID # 433


WATTS, Alan; Instant Weather Forecasting. London, Adlard Coles, [1968], First edition, oblong 8vo [14 x 22 cm]; 64 pp, 24 color plates, each with a table of forecasts and conditions, other illustrations from drwgs, glossary, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (short tear, not price clipped), very good+, clean.

A handy guide for predicting weather based on cloud conditions.

US$2. bookID # 11414


WHITERN, W. L.; Beautiful Goldfish. Jersey City, T. F. H. Publications, [1962], First edition, 8vo [21.5 x 14 cm]; 32 pp, many colored and black and white illustrations from photos including full-page, publisher's ads on rear cover, original pictorial heavy paper wraps with title on cover, cover slightly rubbed but very good, interior is clean, fine and unmarked.

Nicely illustrated, a good introduction to all aspects of raising, breeding goldfish in aquariums and pools.

US$5. bookID # 13685


YOUNG, R. T. [Robert Thompson]; Biology in America. Boston, Richard G. Badger, [1922], First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 16 cm]; 509 pp, frontis portrait of Audubon, 229 illustrations, mostly photos, some drawings, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, cover lightly worn, small name on upper endpaper, very good, interior is quite clean, unmarked and near fine.

A survey, covering all aspects, including early biologists, explorers and travelers, collectors, institutions, geology, experimental biology, color in nature, aquatic biology, relation to medicine, etc. Very well-illustrated.

US$2. bookID # 13470


ZIMMER, John T., Wilfred H. Osgood; A Study of the Tooth-Billed Red Tanager, Piranga Flava. Chicago, Field Columbian Museum, 1929, First edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; [i], 169-219 pp, map frontis showing distribution, original printed heavy paper wraps, library withdrawal stamp on corner of cover, light wear, clean very good copy.

With details on each species, found in areas of southern US, Mexico, Central and South America. An offprint from the Zoological series.

US$1. bookID # 9632


ZUBER, Christian; Birds of the Air. , Cassell, 1979, First Edition, 4to; 192 pp, color illustrations & plates on about every page, original cloth, dj, fine. Excellent book with photos by Swiss photographer of renown, taken in many parts of the world..

US$1. bookID # 1273


ZWINGER, Ann and Beatrice E. Willard; Land Above the Trees; A Guide to American Alpine Tundra. New York, Harper & Row, [1972], First edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; xviii, 489 pp, profusely illustrated with color photos on plates and drawings by author, map endpapers, glossary, bibliog, index, original cloth, silver spine title lettering, dj (price clipped, short tear), light crease in outer margin, else fine, clean and unmarked in very good+ dj.

Mainly pertaining to the western US but also includes New England and northern New York, the authors describe thousands of species of alpine flora in some detail with excellent illustrations. A comprehensive list of about 60 pages includes a table with color, bloom, community, distribution of each species.

US$3. bookID # 11769


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