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Image for Zarafa  A Giraffe's True Story, from Deep in Africa to the Heart of Paris

Zarafa A Giraffe's True Story, from Deep in Africa to the Heart of Paris

By: Allin, Michael

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Walker & Company: 1998

Stock No.: 72752

ISBN: 0802713394

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


The story of the first-ever giraffe seen in France; taken there in 1826. Stated first edition; possible book club edition. Impeccable condition.; 0.9 x 8.72 x 5.18 Inches; 224 pages View more info

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Animals of America - "Mammals of America"

By: ANTHONY, H.E. (technical editor)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Garden City, New York, Garden City Publishing Co., Inc.: 1937

Stock No.: 82260

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


A 1937 reprint edition of this somewhat scholarly examination of American mammals. With plenty of black & white photos, as well as color illustrations and with tables and maps. --- In full rusty-brown buckram boards with titling on black spine block. Volume lacks the dust jacket. --- Despite having partial splits near front and back of volume, this book remains firmly bound and lacks markings or other notable damages. (Due to the considerable weight of this item, extra shipping charges may be requested.) ; Small Quarto (9 to 11 in. tall); xxx, 335 pages View more info

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A Monograph of the Pheasants (Four Volumes Bound as Two)

By: BEEBE, William

Price: $270.00

Publisher: New York, Dover Publications, Inc.: 1990

Stock No.: 80425

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


This impressive, hefty two-volume set offers detailed, illustrated studies of the pheasants of Asia. Nearly 100 species are described in detail, along with 178 plates (90 of which are in full color) and 20 maps. Four volumes bound as two in this unabridged reprint edition of the original Witherby and Co. editions of 1918-1922. Color illustrations by such notable artists as Louis Agassiz Fuertes, H. Grönvald, C. R. Knight and others. --- Volumes in full light olive cloth-covered boards with spine titling in darker green. Jackets with representative color painting on each cover. --- Clean, brig... View more info

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Elo the Eagle, And Other Stories

By: BRALLIAR, Floyd Burton

Price: $10.50

Publisher: Washington, D. C., Review and Herald Publishing Association: 1947

Stock No.: 80470

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


A well-worn copy of this children's story collection, featuring the title character and other wild creatures. With striking woodcut illustrations by Chloe Adams Sofsky. --- In red cloth-covered boards with Elo depiction on cover and at endpapers. Lacks the dust jacket. --- With wear to cloth, rubberstamping and inkings to front free endpaper, somewhat loosened covers but textblock remains firm and book is fully readable.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 191 pages View more info

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The Truth About Dogs: An Inquiry into the Ancestry, Social Conventions, Mental Habits, and Moral Fiber of Canis Familiaris

By: BUDIANSKY, Stephen

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Viking Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 70052

ISBN: 0670892726

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


A first printing of this examination of the psychology and evolutionary history of dogs. Per the jacket flap, this work explores some surprising recent scientific findings that challenge conventional views about canine behavior. --- In tan and red paper-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket features endearing Colin Hawkins close-up photo of what might be a boxer. --- An excellent copy: clean, bright and newish. Unclipped jacket with slight soiling & curling to edges, else bright.; Octavo - 8 to 9 in. tall; 263 pages View more info

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The Burgess Animal Book for Children

By: BURGESS, Thornton W. (author); FUERTES, Louis Agassiz (illustrations)

Price: $136.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown, and Company: 1920

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 83222

Condition: Very Good-


First Edition. Thornton W. Burgess, the author of the cherished "Old Mother West Wind" series of stories about animals for children, offers this guide to American mammals for the younger reader. His Peter Rabbit character acts as a guide as the various creatures are described. They are also splendidly depicted on 33 color and 15 black & white plates by the noted wildlife and bird artist Louis Agassiz Fuertes. This work was offered as a companion to the author's earlier "Burgess Bird Book for Children", also illustrated by Mr. Fuertes. It is both a story book, and an "authoritative handbook on ... View more info

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Reef Invertebrates: An Essential Guide to Selection, Care and Compatibility (The Natural Marine Aquarium Series)

By: CALFO, Anthony; FENNER, Robert

Price: $33.00

Publisher: Monroeville, Pennsylvania, NMA RI / Reading Trees: 2003

Inscription: Signed by Author

Stock No.: 80889

ISBN: 0967263034

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A guide for the keepers of healthy reef aquariums on the subject of reef invertebrates: crustaceans, clams, mollusks, echinoderms, worms, sponges and algaes. This work provides complete discussion of species selection, system planning and long-term care, along with detailed taxonomic information. Loaded with color photos. Signed by authors on dedication page. An entry in publisher's "The Natural Marine Aquarium Series". --- This hefty softcover edition in stiff wraps, with color photos on the covers. --- Binding is a bit brittle, lending to the possibility of pages breaking away, other... View more info

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The Times Atlas of the Oceans

By: COUPER, Alastair (editor)

Price: $13.50

Publisher: New York, Van Nostrand Reinhold: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82202

ISBN: 0442216610

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


First printing of this comprehensive guide to the world's oceans. With over 400 maps and illustrations. Topics include: the ocean environment, sea life, naval warfare, merchant shipping, worldwide fish catches, offshore oil drilling, pollution control and many other subjects. --- In full navy cloth-covered boards with cover and spine titling stamped in silver. Jacket with color photos and drawings on front and back covers. --- A bright, clean, unmarked copy. Similar jacket with slight rubbing, else undamaged. (Due to the considerable weight of this item, extra shipping charges may be requested... View more info

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Jacques Cousteau: The Ocean World

By: COUSTEAU, Jacques

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Abradale Press / Harry N. Abrams, Inc.: 1985

Stock No.: 82201

ISBN: 0810980681

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


In this attractive, oversize work, the noted marine biologist and film-maker Jacques Cousteau explores the wide diversity that comprises the world's oceans. With 385 illustrations, 361 of which are in full color. Edited by Edith Pavese. This 1985 edition follows the Harry N. Abrams original, issued in 1979. --- In full off-white cloth-covered boards with cover and spine titling stamped in grey. Printed on quality coated papers. Jacket with colorful image of striped fish probing the depths. --- A bright, clean, unmarked copy in similar, undamaged jacket. (Due to the considerable weight of this ... View more info

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The Art of Natural History: Animal Illustrators and Their Work

By: DANCE, S. Peter

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Woodstock, New York, The Overlook Press: 1978

Stock No.: 79584

ISBN: 0879510773

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


A presentation of a wide variety of historical wildlife art, along with a discussion of many of the great artists and their techniques. Loaded with black and white illustrations, and with many in full color. Artists such as John James Audubon, Thomas Bewick, Eleazar Albin, Roesel von Rosenhof and many, many others are included. --- In brown cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Lacks the dust jacket. --- The covers are a little loose and the top corners are bumped, otherwise a clean, bright copy.; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 224 pages View more info

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Fairweather Duck

By: DETHIER, Vincent G.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Walker & Company: 1970

Stock No.: 82244

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Book club edition. Per the jacket, this is "The story of a joyful and sometimes slightly bewildering association between a family and a wild animal." The author's whimsical work focuses on the "beach, boats and creatures" near the family's vacation home in Maine. With illustrations by the author. --- In tan cloth-covered boards with titling in black on spine. Gold jacket with drawing to cover. --- A clean, bright, unmarked copy. Jacket has a little chafing at extremities; is otherwise in nice shape.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); (8), 178 pages View more info

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Poisonous Dwellers of the Desert: (Popular Series No. 3)

By: DODGE, Natt N.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Globe, Arizona, Southwestern Monuments Association: 1964

Stock No.: 70240

Condition: Very Good+


A guide to the various creatures such as snakes, poisonous centipedes, scorpions, spiders and others who pose a threat to humans in the deserts of the American Southwest. Includes the Great Basin, Mojave, Sonoran and Chihuahuan Deserts. With a map of the area and several black & white photos. --- In stapled wraps with scorpion image to cover. A clean, sound copy.; Octavo - 8 to 9 in. tall; 40 pages View more info

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A Monograph of the Seal-Islands of Alaska (U.S. Commission of Fish and Fisheries, 176. Special Bulletin)

By: ELLIOTT, Henry W.

Price: $145.00

Publisher: Washington, D. C., Government Printing Office: 1882

Stock No.: 79452

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


An account of the activities at the Prybilov Islands, once known as the Seal Islands in the Bering Sea off Alaska's coast. With two fold-out maps, showing St. George Island and St. Paul Island. With 29 full-page plates depicting island scenes, and twelve sketch maps of the islands and their rookeries. Much of the focus is on seal, sea lion and walrus habitats, life habits, and the hunting of them by locals, with depictions of local bird life as well. --- In maroon half leather with leather label on cover, which states "Woodmont/Rod & Gun Club/from/James. P. Willett." in gilt-stamped le... View more info

Image for Take Down Flag & Feed Horses [Yellowstone National Park] (inscribed & signed by NPS director George Hartzog)

Take Down Flag & Feed Horses [Yellowstone National Park] (inscribed & signed by NPS director George Hartzog)

By: EVERHART, Bill

Price: $25.50

Publisher: Urbana, University of Illinois Press: 1998

Stock No.: 82254

ISBN: 0252066812

Condition: Near Fine


A memoir by Bill Everhart of his experiences as ranger and park historian at Yellowstone National Park. A substantial portion of this work is concerned with the devastating wild fires that hit the park in 1988. This copy inscribed and signed by George Hartzog, Jr., former director of the National Park Service. --- This softcover edition features a photo of a ranger lowering the flag on cover. --- A clean, tight, bright copy lacking apparent damages.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); xxiv, 239 pages View more info

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The Hidden Sea

By: FAULKNER, Douglas (photos and notes); SMITH, C. Lavett (text)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1970

Stock No.: 80050

ISBN: 0670370673

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Creatures of the deep seas are examined in this oversize (9 in. wide x 11.75 in. tall) volume. Marine life and surroundings are photographed in full-page color by Mr. Faulkner. Broken up into families, such as crustaceans, sponges, etc. The leaves with text in buff-color paper. A black and white representation of the same color photos appears in the back of the volume, accompanied by Smith's description of specifics about the species shown. --- In navy cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket features color photo of butterfly fish on cover. --- A clean, firm, unmarked copy.... View more info

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The Fossil Book: A Record of Prehistoric Life

By: FENTON, Carroll Lane; FENTON, Mildred Adams

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Garden City, New York, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1958

Stock No.: 82595

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


A hefty, comprehensive guide to plant and animal fossils, written in a very readable style. The text is augmented with dozens, perhaps hundreds, of illustrations and photos, some in color. --- In reddish-brown cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling on black blocks; illustrated endpapers. Volume lacks the dust jacket. --- With prior owner's inked name to front cover, some dulling to spine titling and a little soiling to cloth, otherwise a clean, unmarked, sturdy copy. (Due to the considerable weight of this item, extra shipping charges may be requested.); Small Quarto (9 to 11 in.... View more info

Image for Peterson First Guides: Fishes, A Simplified Field Guide to Common Fishes of North America

Peterson First Guides: Fishes, A Simplified Field Guide to Common Fishes of North America

By: FILISKY, Michael (author); LANDRY, Sarah (illustrations)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1989

Stock No.: 81763

ISBN: 0395502195

Condition: Very Good+


A guide to the various species of fish to be found in North America. With full color drawings by Sarah Landry, and clear, direct descriptions to aid the beginning naturalist in identification. --- This tall, skinny volume (3.75 in. wide x 7.25 in. tall) in white wraps with fish image on cover. --- A bright, clean, unmarked copy.; 12mo (7 to 7-1/2 in. tall); 128 pages View more info

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Our Threatened Inheritance: Natural Treasures of the United States (Deluxe Edition)

By: FISHER, Ronald M. (text); BLAIR, James P. (photography)

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Washington, National Geographic Society: 1984

Stock No.: 77765

ISBN: 0870445367

Condition: Near Fine


A splendidly produced work showcasing the vast wildlands and wild animals of the United States. With stunning color photos throughout by Mr. Blair. --- In padded navy leatherette (or bonded leather) covers w/bald eagle image gilt-stamped on cover, gilt-stamped titling on spine and all edges also gilt. Blue endpapers feature art by George Founds. With navy satin ribbon bookmark. Indexed. Lacks a dust jacket. --- Volume in excellent shape, lacking markings. Covers are slightly splayed, and a couple of slight scratches to textblock edge gilding. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 396, (4) pages View more info

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The Wild Life of India

By: GEE, E. P.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1964

Stock No.: 83544

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Elephants, rhinoceros, lions, monkeys, vultures, storks and many other species are detailed in this examination of the wildlife of the Indian subcontinent. With sections of plates bearing photos in color and black & white. Includes a foreword by Jawaharlal Nehru. --- In green cloth-covered boards with titling in gilt on black spine block. Dust jacket with color photo of a rhino enjoying her/himself in a mudbath. --- With prior owner's signature to front free endpaper, otherwise a clean, tightly-bound, bright copy. Unclipped jacket with large missing piece at tail of spine, other small chips an... View more info

Image for Sport in Many Lands, in Two Volumes, Vol. II only

Sport in Many Lands, in Two Volumes, Vol. II only

By: H. A. L. ("The Old Skekarry); [LEVESON, Henry Astbury]

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, Chapman and Hall: 1877

Stock No.: 81542

Condition: Poor with no dust jacket


Volume II only of the author's guide to hunting in various worldwide locations, from the American West to Southern Africa. Illustrated throughout in black & white by unspecfied artist(s), depicting various animals and their hunters. --- In full olive cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. --- This book has seen its better days, with exposed mull at front hinge, torn out first few endpapers at front of volume and very loose title page, along with inked gift inscription dated 1891 to title page and discoloration & small tears to cloth. Overall, the binding is holding in this sca... View more info

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A Dog's Guide to Life: The Bala Diaries

By: HANDELMAN, Marc

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Herodias: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 83088

ISBN: 1928746136

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


A first edition of this "autobiography" of a Doberman-mix named Bala. Abandoned at least once, Bala is determined not let that happen again. With black & white photos by Michael Winsor. --- In dark red paper-covered boards with blindstamped titling to spine. Dust jacket features closeup image of Bala to cover. --- An excellent copy: clean and bright though with remainder mark to lower textblock edge. Bright, unclipped jacket in good shape.; Square 16mo (6 to 7 in. tall); 140 pages View more info

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National Parks Of The World In Color The World of Nature

By: HARROY, Jean-Paul; TASSI, Franco; PRATESI, Fulco; HUMPHRIES, Christopher

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Bounty Books: 1974

Stock No.: 77095

ISBN: 0517139030

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


World-wide national parks are displayed here with over 100 color photos. Emphasis is on wildlife preservation. In red textured paper-covered boards. In nice shape, but with light fading to cover edges and jacket with tears and creases to edges. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 128 pages View more info

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Battling for the National Parks (inscribed and signed by the author)

By: HARTZOG Jr., George B.

Price: $26.00

Publisher: Mt. Kisco, New York, Moyer Bell Limited: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Stock No.: 82255

ISBN: 0918825709

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket


A memoir of the retired director of the National Park Service, George B. Hartzog, Jr. In this work, Mr. Hartzog describes his quest to preserve park lands and candidly assesses the state of the NPS. Includes an introduction by Stewart L. Udall. This copy inscribed and signed by the author as a gift to Theodor ("Ted") Swem, former NPS associate and leader in the preservation movement. --- In full green cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket features Ansel Adams photo of redwood forest. --- With light pencilings to several leaves, else a clean, tightly-bound, brigh... View more info

Image for The Gift of the Deer: A wilderness tale of a deer, his mate, their offspring, and two human friends

The Gift of the Deer: A wilderness tale of a deer, his mate, their offspring, and two human friends

By: HOOVER, Helen (text); HOOVER, Adrian (drawings)

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1974

Stock No.: 83543

ISBN: 0394418034

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


Eleventh printing, April 1974, of the author's account of a family of deer she and her husband observed from their small cabin in the wilds of Minnesota. As the years passed, the whitetail buck and his mate added offspring to their world. With pen-and-ink drawings by the husband, Adrian Hoover. --- In olive cloth-covered boards with decorations in green foil to cover, titling and decoration in gilt to spine. Dust jacket with Adrian Hoover drawings of the deer family to front panel. --- With gift inscription to front free endpaper, some light sunning to edges of covers, otherwise a clean, tight... View more info

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Hammond's Illustrated Nature Guide: A Pictorial Encyclopedia of America's Outdoor Treasures

By: JORDAN, E. L.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Maplewood, New Jersey, C. S. Hammond and Company: [c.1940s-1960s]

Stock No.: 81800

Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket


A wide-ranging guide to nature. With 232 color paintings and 45 black & white drawings. Covering subjects from animals to minerals, trees, and more; this work is ideal for the beginning naturalist. --- In maroon leatherette backed in beige cloth; jacket with paintings & illustrations on front and back. --- A clean, unmarked and firmly bound copy. Unclipped dust jacket some large tears along edges, but mostly intact.; Small Quarto (9 to 11 in. tall); 208 pages View more info

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The Treasury of Angling

By: KOLLER, Larry

Price: $11.50

Publisher: New York, Ridge Press/The Golden Press: 1963

Stock No.: 75200

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Loaded with color and b&w photos and drawings. In full blue cloth-covered boards with titling on cover in copper, on spine in silver. A nice, firm, unmarked copy. Lacks a dust jacket. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 252 pages View more info

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Plants of the Alpine Tundra

By: MARINOS, Nic and Helen

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Rocky Mountain Nature Association Inc.: 1981

Stock No.: 78785

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


This lovely little book depicts the flora of the alpine tundra, as found in Rocky Mountain National Park and elsewhere. With numerous b&w line drawings accompanied by color photos of various species. --- Cover with panoramic color view of the high tundra and plants on covers. --- With prior owner's embossed stamp to first page, else a clean, bright, intact copy. ; Oblong 24mo 5" - 6" tall; 64 pages View more info

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The American Sportsman Treasury

By: MASON, Jerry; SUEHSDORF, Adolph (editors)

Price: $11.50

Publisher: New York, The Ridge Press Inc./Alfred A. Knopf: 1971

Stock No.: 75197

ISBN: 0394472969

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Loaded with photos and illustrations, depicting game animals, birds and fish as well as hunters and fishermen engaged in pursuing them. In full red cloth-covered boards with gilt target design on cover; gilt titling on spine. Lacks a dust jacket. With whitish discolored spots on covers; else a bright, clean copy. (NOTE: Due to the weight of this item, extra shipping charges may be requested.); 4to 11" - 13" tall; 252 pages View more info

Image for When Elephants Weep: The Emotional Lives of Animals

When Elephants Weep: The Emotional Lives of Animals

By: MASSON, Jeffrey Moussaieff; McCARTHY, Susan

Price: $11.50

Publisher: New York, Delacorte Press: 1995

Stock No.: 80968

ISBN: 0385314256

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Seventh printing of the author's examination of feelings and emotions felt by animals: from love and joy to anger and fear, these expressions are reviewed in this work. --- In tan paper-covered boards backed in brown cloth with titling gilt-stamped on spine. Jacket with photos of pairs of various species on covers. --- A bright, newish copy lacking noticeable damages. Unclipped jacket with a little curling to edges, is otherwise clean and bright.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); xxiii, 291 pages View more info

Image for Wildlife in America

Wildlife in America

By: MATTHIESSEN, Peter

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Penguin Books: 1978

Stock No.: 78115

ISBN: 014004793X

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


A history of American wildlife, with emphasis on the rare, endangered and extinct species. With over 100 line drawings by Bob Hines and an introduction by Richard C. Pough. --- With yellowing to leaves, a few dog-eared pages and sunned (but readable) & creased spine; else a firm, complete copy.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 304 pages View more info

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Ring of Bright Water

By: Maxwell, Gavbin

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, E.P. Dutton & Co.: 1968

Edition: Seventeenth Printing

Stock No.: 72673

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Beautifully written account of author's stay in a remote Scottish cottage and the animals he befriended. In full blue cloth covers with minor edgewear, slight bumping to corners. With inked presentation remarks, endpage. Interior clean, bright and otherwise unmarked. Dust jacket chipped edges & priceclipped flap; otherwise in good shape. In removable mylar protector.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

Image for Winter Guide to Central Rocky Mountain Shrubs (With Summer Key) Second Edition

Winter Guide to Central Rocky Mountain Shrubs (With Summer Key) Second Edition

By: McKEAN, William T. (editor)

Price: $14.50

Publisher: [Denver], State of Colorado, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife: 1976

Stock No.: 82157

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


A 1976 second edition of a work first published in 1956. Available shrubs for consumption by wildlife and grazing livestock are studied, so as to assess the quantity and quality of wintertime range plants. The plant descriptions are accompanied by black & white drawings of the plants, showing leaves, twigs, buds, etc. --- In full pale blue cloth-covered boards with leaf image to cover & spine titling, both in black. Volume has no dust jacket. --- A clean, sound, unmarked copy lacking damages worthy of mention.; 16mo (6 to 7 in. tall); xii, 274 pages View more info

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True Bear Stories: Together with a Thrilling Account of the Capture of the Celebrated Grizzly "Monarch."

By: MILLER, Joaquin

Price: $34.50

Publisher: Chicago, Rand McNally & Company: 1900

Stock No.: 79220

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Seventeen stories about all manner of bears, intended for the youthful reader. With 6 color plates. Introductory notes by Dr. David Starr Jordan. --- In full green cloth-covered boards with color plate pasted to cover; titling and decorations in dark brown on cover and spine. Lacks a dust jacket. --- With pronounced, odorless dampstains to most every page, gift inscription to front free endpaper, some cover soiling; otherwise a sound, firm copy.; Small Octavo (7-1/2 to 8 in. tall); 259 pages View more info

American Wild Flowers The New Illustrated Naturalist

By: Moldenke, Harold N

Price: $14.50

Publisher: D Van Nostrand Company Inc: 1949

Stock No.: 71123

Condition: Very Good


Useful work contains dozens of color and black & white photos to aid in identification. In good shape, back cover lightly scuffed and prev owner's rubberstamping ffep; else clean tight and solid. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 453 pages View more info

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The Mammals: A Guide to the Living Species

By: MORRIS, Desmond

Price: $14.50

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row, Publishers: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 70322

Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket


Stated first edition, copyright page. Desmond Morris, the curator of mammals at the London Zoo, provides detailed information on 300 representative mammals of the world. Life habits, scientific names, habitat & ranges and other information is provided, along with a black & white photo of each species discussed. Includes a foreword by Fairfield Osborn. --- In tan cloth-covered boards with spine titling in black. Jacket features color photo of a lemur-like creature to front panel. --- A clean, sound copy but with prior owner's signature to front free endpaper. Unclipped jacket with large open te... View more info

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A Naturalist in Alaska

By: MURIE, Adolph

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Tucson, Arizona, University of Arizona Press: 1990

Stock No.: 74261

ISBN: 0816511683

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Illustrated by Olaus J. Murie. With an introduction by the illustrator. Zoologist/naturalist Adolph Murie wrote of his observations in the wilds of Alaska, accompanied by his brother, Olaus. A clean, bright, firm copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 302 pages View more info

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The Pond

By: MURPHY, Robert

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Avon Books / The Hearst Corporation: 1965

Stock No.: 83552

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Per the cover, this is the heartwarming ". . .story of a boy, a dog, and their friend, Mr. Ben." Awarded the Dutton Animal Book Award, this story is set in the American South in the early 20th century. --- A mass market paperback, in illustrated ivory wraps. --- An excellent copy: clean, unmarked and bright though with light tanning to leaves.; 12mo - 7 to 7-1/2 in. tall; 224 pages View more info

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Wildlife in Peril: The Endangered Mammals of Colorado

By: MURRAY, John A.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boulder, Colorado U.S.A., Roberts Rinehart, Inc. Publishers: 1987

Stock No.: 60246

ISBN: 0911797289

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


In this work, the author provides a detailed examination of six species of wildlife which were endangered in Colorado when this book was published in 1987: the River Otter, the Black-Footed Ferret, the Wolverine, the Lynx, the Grizzly Bear and the Gray Wolf. With black & white photos scattered throughout. Includes a foreword by James B. Ruch, Director of the Colorado Division of Wildlife. --- In softcover with dark green stiff wraps bearing color photo of a grizzly to cover. --- A clean, bright, tightly-bound copy.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); xvii, 226 pages View more info

Image for Paradise Found: Nature in America at the Time of Discovery

Paradise Found: Nature in America at the Time of Discovery

By: NICHOLLS, Steve

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Chicago, University Of Chicago Press: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 79668

ISBN: 0226583406

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


First edition, first printing with full number line on copyright page. The author describes the abundance of wildlife encountered by the first European visitors to North America. --- In full brown cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket with Albert Bierstadt's "Among the Sierra Nevada Mountains, California, 1868" on front and back. --- A bright, firm, unmarked copy lacking damages. Jacket with minor crumpling to back cover corners, otherwise bright and like new.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); x, 524 pages View more info

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Reef Secrets: Starting Right, Selecting Fishes & Invertebrates and Advanced Biotope Techniques

By: NILSEN, Alf Jacob; FOSSÅ, Svein A.

Price: $23.00

Publisher: Neptune City, New Jersey / Charlotte, Vermont, T. F. H. Publications / Microcosm Ltd: 2002

Stock No.: 80897

ISBN: 189008767X

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


An overview for the keeper of a marine aquarium. Topics covered include species selection, maintaining water quality, reef ecology and much more. With dozens of color photos, as well as many drawings. Back matter includes bibliography and index. --- In pictorial boards. Volume lacks a dust jacket (likely as issued). --- With light rubbing to covers & retailer's back cover sticker, otherwise a clean, firm, bright copy.; Small Quarto (9 to 11 in. tall); 240 pages View more info