Rare, antiquarian, used & out-of-print books on General Natural History, covering a number of areas, at Horizon Books.

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


ANON, ; Catalogue of the Library of the Linnean Society of London. London, Longmans, Green and Co.; Williams and Norgate, 1896, new edition, thick 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; [iv], 727 pp,, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, spine faded but lettering clear, endpaper bookplate of Henry Jerome Turner, very good overall, interior is clean, fine and unmarked.

Descriptions of thousands of books and periodicals in this important botanical and natural history library.

US$40. bookID # 13365


ARNOLD, Augustus C. L. and Edward A. Samuels; The Living World; Containing Descriptions of the Several races of Men and All Species of Animals, Birds, Fishes, Insects, etc. With Numerous Anecdotes Illustrative of Their Instincts, Reasoning Powers, and Domestic Habits. Boston, Samuel Walker & Co., 1868, First edition, 4to [26 x 20 cm]; 2 volumes, 424; 392 pp, 41 colored lithographed (chromolithographed) plates, each with several figures, including extra colored title pages, frontis in each volume, tissue guards, tables, index, contemporary half leather, gilt title lettering on spines, all edges gilted, outer edges a bit rubbed, endpaper bookplate, very short tear on one margin, few leaves with minor spotting, near fine set, interior clean.

Bennett p. 4. A comprehensive and popular work that was reprinted several times, covering the entire animal kingdom, insects, wild and domestic mammals, marine biology, birds, etc.

US$180. bookID # 13156


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


BENNETT, E. T.; The Gardens and Menagerie of the Zoological Society Delineated; Birds. London, Thomas Tegg and Son, 1830-1831, , 8vo [23 x 14.5 cm]; 2 volumes, xii, 308; viii, 328 pp, title page in each volume with engraved vignettes, numerous attractive engravings throughout, index and half title page in each volume, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, small bookseller's label on endpaper, initials of previous owner on endpaper, covers bit faded, light internal hinge crack, minor foxing on few margins, very good, interior is clean and unmarked.

Bennet was a founder of the Zoological Society. The illustrations and vignettes are by and after various artists including Thomas Bewick and Edward Lear. It contains Lear's first published illustration (page 125 has his illustration signed with his initials). Noakes 208. Lear went on to become one of the more famous bird painters, landscape painter and a writer of nonsense verses. His paintings illustrate many of John Gould's famous bird books, although Lear received little credit at the time. Wood 231. Freeman 277. Nissen 314. Volume I is on mammals, volume II on birds.

US$80. bookID # 12426


BRIDSON, Gavin; The History of Natural History; An Annotated Bibliography. New York and London, Garland Publishing, 1994, , 8vo [23.5 x 15.5 cm]; xxxi, 740 pp, bibliography, detailed indexes, original green cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, clean fine copy, as new.

Published in the Smithsonian Institution's Bibliographies on the History of Science and Technology series, the highly qualified author, has produced a superb and very useful reference in all aspects of natural history. It gives details on thousands of works, books, articles, in general natural history, botany, zoology, broken into detailed categories, such as microscopy, aquatic biology, natural history exploration, classification, botanical gardens, illustration, zoological gardens, herbaria, museums among many others. This edition is superior to the later edition in that its printed on acid-free, 250-year-life paper.

US$70. bookID # 13844


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


BRYAN, William Alanson; Natural History of Hawaii; Being an Account of the Hawaiian People, the Geology and Geography of the Islands, and the Native and Introduced Plants and Animals of the Group. Honolulu, The Hawaiian Gazette Co., 1915, First Edition, royal 8vo [28 x 19 cm]; 596 pp, 117 full page plates from 441 photos, bibliog, original cloth, gilt lettering, very light stain on upper part of blank margin, else near fine.

A massive and comprehensive description of all aspects of the flora and fauna, very well illustrated.

US$45. bookID # 2819


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


CARPENTER, Captain Alfred and Captain D. Wilson-Barker; Nature Notes for Ocean Voyagers. Being Personal Observations upon life in The Vasty Deep, and Fishes, Birds, and Beasts seen from a Ship's Deck; with popular chapters on Weather, Waves, and Legendary Lore. London, Charles Griffen & Company, 1915, First edition, 8vo [23 x 15.5 cm]; xvi, 181 pp, 139 illustrations including engraved frontis plate of H. M. S. Challenger at St. Paul's Rocks, folding map, many photos, glossary, index, original pictorial gilt cloth, gilt spine title lettering, light cover wear, interior is clean and near fine.

A well illustrated guide to ocean life, mammals including polar bears, seals, whales, etc, birds, fish, plants, corals, surface life, phosphorescence, old sea monsters, weather, waves, with a chapter on old sea customs and chanteys.

US$30. bookID # 12626


CLARIDGE, John; The Shepherd of Banbury's Rules to Judge the Changes of the Weather, Grounded on Forty Years Experience by which you may know, The Weather for Several Days to Come & in some cases for Months. . .. London, T. Waller, 1748, Second edition, corrected, 21mo [19.5 x 12.5 cm]; x, 54 pp, engraved head-piece, disbound, old signature and minor foxing in margin of title page, very good.

An early attempt to forecast weather based on observations of conditions.

US$85. bookID # 11433


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


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 (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


FITZPATRICK, T. J.; Rafinesque; A Sketch of His Life with Bibliography. Des Moines, The Historical Department of Iowa, 1911, First edition, 8vo [24.5 x 16 cm]; 241 pp, portrait frontis and 31 facsimiles of title pages, bibliog, original cloth-backed boards, gilt stamped title on front cover and spine, slight shelf wear, else a fine clean and partly unopened copy.

Bridson (The History of Natural History) Ba1401. A biography and the main bibliography of this leading nineteenth century American naturalist and botanist. The bibliography cites over 1,000 items. The author was a descendent of Thomas Jefferson, president of the US, for whom he was named.

US$45. bookID # 6138


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


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


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


HARTWIG, Dr G.; The Tropical World; Aspects of Man and Nature in The Equatorial Regions of the Globe. London, Longmans, Green, and Co., 1873, , 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; xix, 556, [24 page publisher's catalogue dated November 1872] pp, 8 chromoxylographic (chromolithographs) plates, numerous text engravings, index, original red cloth, gilt picture of ostriches being chased by horse and rider, gilt lettering on spine, rubbed, mainly at edges, joint partly torn, bookplate removed from endpaper, a good+ sound copy.

A popular account of plants, animals and humans in the tropics, very well-illustrated.

US$12. bookID # 4115


HEIMANN, Willy; A Catalogue of the Works of Linnaeus, issued in Commemoration of the 250th Anniversary of the Birthday of Carolus Linnaeus 1707-1778. Stockholm, Sanbergs Bokhandel, 1957, First edition, 8vo [21 x 13.5 cm]; 179 pp, illustrations from early sources, glossary, indexes, original heavy paper wraps, title lettering on cover and written on spine, cover with engraved vignette of Linnaeus, near fine, clean throughout.

A very useful reference work on one of the most influential naturalists of all time, listing and describing almost 900 works, including all Linnaeus major works and almost all his minor works.

US$15. bookID # 12879


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 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 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


KNAPP, John L. [published anonymously]; The Journal of a Naturalist. London, John Murray, 1829, First edition, 8vo [20.5 x 13 cm]; xii, 403, [i, ads] pp, 7 engraved plates, 4 double-page, fine folding aquatint frontispiece, index, original cloth, title lettering on original spine label, rear joint worn but firm, spine ends chipped, signature on title, interior is quite clean and fine, cover very good.

Freeman 2128. Wood 419. DNB describes the work as 'a botanical companion to White's Selborne'. The author describes nature, in a similar way as White, around the area he lived in near Bristol and Gloucester in England. The fine frontispiece is of his house and a magnificent old tree, the plates are botanical.

US$60. bookID # 12119


KNIGHT, David; Zoological Illustration, an essay towards a history of printed zoological pictures. Folkstone, Dawson, [1977], First Edition, 8vo [23 x 18 cm]; xii, 204 pp, over 100 illustrations, including full-page, bibliography, pictorial endpapers, original cloth, spine title lettering, spine a bit foxed, slight wear to cover, internally clean, unmarked and near fine.

A useful survey with chapters on techniques, works to the time of Linnaeus, the great age of illustrated works and the modern period with each chapter followed by an extensive bibliography.

US$20. bookID # 13464


LAWSON, Robert; Observations on the Temperature and Moisture of the Atmosphere, and on the Temperature and Specific Gravity of the Surface Water of the Northern Atlantic. Edinburgh, Neill and Company, 1845, First edition, from the Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, 8vo [22.5 x 13 cm]; 13 pp, tables, later marbled boards with title on paper cover label, ink stamp on title with signature of James McGregor on upper margin and presentation by the author to him on verso title.

An early work on temperature of oceans which has been shown to be a major predictor of weather over land.

US$22. bookID # 11435


MANTELL, Gideon Algernon; Thoughts on Animalcules; or, a Glimpse of the Invisible World revealed by the Microscope. London, John Murray, 1846, First edition, 12mo [19.5 x 15 cm]; xvi, 144, [iii, ads of author's other books], [viii, ads] pp, 12 handcolored lithographed plates, other illustrations from drawings, engraved title page vignette, index, with the half-title page, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt spine title lettering, spine a little faded but lettering clear, spine end lightly frayed, endpaper a bit soiled, overall very good, plates excellent.

Nissen ZBI 2685. Freeman 2446: 'The 1850 re-issue was titled The Invisible World Revealed by The Microscope; or, Thoughts on Animalcules'. The author was a respected geologist and wrote this book when microscopes were becoming more common and the unknown world of hydra, cells, infusoria, polygastria, monads, vorticellina, rotifera, floscularia, stephanoceros, etc, became of great interest.

US$270. bookID # 12960


MARTIN, Edward A.; A Bibliography of Gilbert White, The Naturalist & Antiquarian of Selborne; With a Biography and a descriptive Account of the Village of Selborne.. London, Dawson's of Pall Mall, 1970, , 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; viii, 193, [vii] pp, frontis portrait of White, illustrations from photos on plates and drawing, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, small spot on cover, dj (price clipped), fine, clean and unmarked copy.

This is the standard bibliography on White and on Selbourne, first published in 1897, revised and greatly expanded in 1934 and published in 1970 with an additional bibliography brought up-to-date, describing books published about Selbourne and White since the earlier edition. All White's publications are described in detail and there is an extensive introduction and historical details.

US$22. bookID # 13482


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, 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


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


MEISEL, Max; A Bibliography of American Natural History; The Pioneer Century, 1769-1865; The Role Played by Scientific Societies, Scientific Journals, Natural History Museums & Botanic Gardens, State Geological & Natural History Surveys, Federal Exploring Expeditions. New York, Maurizio Martino Publisher (The Premier Publishing Co.), 1994, Edition limited to 100 copies, complete reprint of the First edition of 1924-29, 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; 3 volumes, 244; xii, 741; xii, 749 pp, original cloth, gilt lettering on spine, a very fine, clean, unmarked and complete set, as new.

A detailed and important source work including annotated bibliography, bibliography of biographies, institutions and their works, bibliography, indexes of authors, naturalists, subjects, etc. Includes all of the original material. A massive work.

US$70. bookID # 13366


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


MUIR, Richard; Bacteriological Atlas; A Series of Coloured Plates Illustrating the Morphological Characters of Pathogenic Micro-organisms. Edinburgh, E. & S. Livingstone, 1927, First edition, 12mo [19 x 13 cm]; 134 pp, 60 colored plates, index, original blue cloth, gilt spine title lettering, slightly rubbed on lower rear panel, a fine and clean book.

Each plate, printed on one side of the leaf, has a detailed description on facing page. The state of the art by a professor of pathology and bacteriology at the University of Edinburgh.

US$21. bookID # 12961


PHILIPON, Andre, preface by G. Vasse; Le Piegeage Moderne. Paris, Saint Hubert Club de France, 1925, First edition, 8vo [24 x 15 cm]; [viii], 132, [i, table des matieres] pp, 25 plates from photos, other illus, text in French, en francais, original heavy paper wraps with mounted color plate on cover, title lettering on spine and cover, edge wear, very good and internally clean.

Hunting and trapping small animals that were pests to some at the time, with chapters on les pieges, les sentiers de ronde, la destruction des animaux nuisibles, les petits carnassiers malfaisants, les oiseaux nuisibles, rapaces, coriaces, etc.

US$24. bookID # 12241


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


POINTER, John; A Rational Account of the Weather, Shewing the Signs of its Several Changes and Alterations, Together with the Philosophical Reasons of Them. Collected Not Only from Common Observations, but Chiefly from Some of the Most Approv'd Authors. . .. Oxford, L. L. for S. Wilmot, 1723, First edition, 8vo [20 x 12]; [xii], 76 pp, engraved initials, later decorative full calf, with designs on both covers in blind, raised bands with gilt rules, a few ink marginal notes by a previous scholar and some interesting notes on rear endpaper, very good in fine and attractive binding.

An early attempt at weather forecasting based on observations of nature, winds, signs, barometer readings, etc., with some old sayings on the weather to further help the forecasts.

US$450. bookID # 11431


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


QUAYLE, William A.; A Book of Clouds. New York, The Abingdon Press, [1925], First edition, 8vo [22 x 16 cm]; 116 pp, frontis, 50 plates from photos, all printed on front of each leaf, original pictorial cloth, pictorial vignette on spine, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, fine and clean in dj (small chip, short closed tear, not price clipped).

More poetic than meteorological, with very attractive plates. Not often found with a dust jacket.

US$45. bookID # 11423


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


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


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


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


SOULSBY, B. H. (compiler); A Catalogue Of The Works Of Linnaeus (And Publications More Immediately Relating Thereto) Preserved In The Libraries Of The British Museum [With:] And Index To The Authors (Other Than Linnaeus) Mentioned In The Catalogue Of The Works Of Linnaeus in BM. London, British Museum, 1933, 1936, Second edition, 4to [28.5 x 22 cm]; 2 volumes, xi, 246, 68; 59 pp, frontis and plates in first volume, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, second volume in original printed heavy paper wraps, number removed from first volume, spine end chipped, small stamp on inside cover of second volume, interior quite clean and unmarked, overall very good.

The main volume lists about 4,000 works, arranged by date, and this second edition has the addenda and corrigenda with 59 pages of additional works. The second volume, not always found with the main volume, lists the works by others, arranged by author. Together a useful reference work on Linnaeus, the greatest and most influential naturalist of his time.

US$55. bookID # 12878


SYMONS, G. J.; Rain: How, When, Where, Why it is Measured; Being a Popular Account of Rainfall Investigations, with numerous illustrations. London, Edward Stanford, 1867, First edition, 12 mo [18.5 x 12 cm]; [viii], 88, [4, ads] pp, illustrations including full page, folding chart, tables, index, original brown cloth, gilt spine title lettering, very good+, clean, unmarked.

An important effort to describe and predict rainfall, the illustrations are mainly of gauges and instruments to measure rain. Besides using providing statistics on British rainfall, there is a detailed chapter on rain in Americas, Europe, Australia, Pacific, by city, based on many years of observations.

US$22. bookID # 11434


TAYLOR, Joseph; The Compete Weather Guide; a Collection of Practical Observations for Prognosticating the Weather Drawn from Plants, Animals, Inanimate Bodies, Philosophical Instruments including the Shepherd of Banbury's Rules. . .. London, John Harding, 1812, First edition, 12mo [18.5 x 11 cm]; viii, 160 pp, folding frontis plate (Flora's Dial), index, with the half title page, original boards rubbed at edge, later spine with title label, very minor foxing on some pages but a near fine clean copy.

The first edition of an important work on weather, using both observations of nature, instruments such as barometer, hygrometer, rain-gauge, thermometer, and various rules based on stars, moon, sun, clouds, mist, rain, wind, seasons. With an appendix on observations including lightning, water spouts, aquatic plants, botanical watch, etc.

US$88. bookID # 11424


WARD, John J.; Minute Marvels of Nature; Being Some Revelations of the Microscope. London, Isbister and Company, 1903, First edition, 8vo [21.5 x 15 cm]; xxiv, 272, [viii, publisher's ads] pp, frontis, 184 illus, including full-page, from photo-micrographs taken by the author, index, original pictorial cloth, gilt lettering, edges bit worn, bookplate of Victor Martin on endpaper, interior is clean and unmarked, overall very good, sound copy.

One of the first popular accounts illustrated by photo-micrographs, covering plant life and structure, pollen, sea creatures, insect eggs, animal parasites, insect weapons and tools, may flies and many others.

US$20. bookID # 12955


WATERTON, Charles; Natural History Essays, with a Life of the Author by Norman Moore. London, Frederick Warne and Co., nd [c1870], , 8vo [19 x 15 cm]; viii, 631 pp, frontis (portrait of Waterton), plates from wood engravings, appendix, index, original green pictorial cloth with elaborate design in gilt and black, gilt title lettering on front cover and spine, all edges gilted, edges rubbed, spine ends a little frayed, hinge cracked but firm, old signature on endpaper but very good clean copy.

The first edition was in three series published between 1838 and 1857. Wood 620: 'Famous series of essays on zoological, mainly ornithological, subjects'. There are also chapters on cannibalism, flower gardens and song birds, trees, birds' eggs, methods of preserving insects, museums, snakes, etc. Waterton is most famous for his work Wanderings in South America, published in 1825, and studied the natural history of South America, United States and the West Indies.

US$21. bookID # 8379


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


WOOD, Rev J. G.; The Common Objects of the Country. London, George Routledge and Sons, nd [c1880], , 12mo [16 x 11 cm]; iv, 182, [vi, ads] pp, 12 color plates (9 of insects, 2 microscopical, one of plants), illustrations in text are of animal, reptiles, etc., original pictorial gilt cloth, black-ruled, decorated spine, spine head a little frayed, hinges cracked but firm.

BM Nat Hist p 2352 citing 1862 edition. Freeman 4089, cites an 1857 edition with 132 pages. There were many later editions up to 1904 by this very prolific nature writer. The color lithographed plates each have a number of figures.

US$12. bookID # 5995


WOOD, Rev J. G., revised and rewritten by E. C. Bousfield; Common Objects of the Microscope. London, George Routledge & Sons, nd [c1889], , 12mo [19 x 13 cm]; xii, 186 pp, 14 plates including 12 fine color plates, each plate with facing page of explanation, plus illustrations of scientific apparatus, index, original pictorial cloth with picture of microscope in blind, title lettering on spine a bit faded, very good overall, interior is clean and fine, unmarked.

Freeman 4094. McLean p 80: "The coloured plates are so delicate and bright that they seem to be hand-coloured, but the effect is achieved with fine cross-hatching and printing from six to twelve blocks." First printed in 1861 and became a popular and useful work, this edition has many illustrations not in the earlier edition but includes the fine and detailed color plates from the original. The title page states: "with additional illustrations by the reviser".

US$32. bookID # 13716


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


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