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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 ... View more info

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

By: BEEBE, William

Price: $340.00

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... 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

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

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 w... View more info

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Wilderness Wanderers: Adventures Among Wild Animals in Rocky Mountain Solitudes

By: CHAPMAN, Wendell and Lucie

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 78631

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


First edition, with Scribner 'A' on copyright page. A husband and wife team leave the business world behind during the Depression and travel throughout the western U.S., in search of the creatures that lived there. With 73 black & white photos by Wendell Chapman, mostly of the wildlife the couple encountered. --- In full tan cloth-covered hardcovers with bison photo pasted to front cover. Titling in green on cover and spine. Lacks a dust jacket. --- With a small tear to ... 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 jack... 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 ... 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 ... 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 chafi... View more info

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

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 l... 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. ... 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 boar... 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, st... 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 slig... 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 gi... View more info

Image for National Parks Of The World In Color The World of Nature

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 ... View more info

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

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... View more info

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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... View more info

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

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... 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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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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A Field Guide to Animal Tracks: Second Edition (#9, Peterson Field Guide Series)

By: MURIE, Olaus J.

Price: $10.50

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1974

Stock No.: 82175

ISBN: 0395183235

Condition: Near Fine


Second edition of this guide to identifying wild and domesticated animals by the signs left behind by them, chiefly tracks in mud, snow or sand and also their droppings. This guide chiefly is concerned with mammals, but birds and reptiles are also covered. The author includes interesting tidbits about the life habits of the various species. With black & white drawings throughout by the author. Number 9 in the publisher's Peterson Field Guide Series. --- In blue stiff wra... View more info

Image for Wildlife in Peril: The Endangered Mammals of Colorado

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 co... 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 ... 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

Image for Ultimate Marine Aquariums: Saltwater Dream Systems and How They Are Created

Ultimate Marine Aquariums: Saltwater Dream Systems and How They Are Created

By: PALETTA, Michael S.

Price: $21.00

Publisher: Neptune City, New Jersey / Charlotte, Vermont, T. F. H. Publications / Microcosm Ltd: 2003

Stock No.: 80898

ISBN: 1890087742

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


The author profiles 50 spectacular marine aquariums, with profiles of their creators and the techniques & creatures used. With dozens of color photos, as well as specifications on each tank. --- In pictorial boards. Volume lacks a dust jacket (likely as issued). --- With very light rubbing to covers, small scratches to spine & back cover, otherwise a clean, firm, bright copy.; Small Quarto (9 to 11 in. tall); 192 pages View more info

Image for Animals in Bronze: Reference and Price Guide

Animals in Bronze: Reference and Price Guide

By: PAYNE, Christopher

Price: $54.00

Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk U.K., Antique Collectors' Club Ltd.: 1986

Stock No.: 82257

ISBN: 0907462456

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A catalog of the world's more important animal bronzes, as observed at Antwerp Zoo and other locales. All manner of animals are included, from horses to leopards, reptiles to rodents. Includes information on the modelling and casting process. An important work for the bronze collector; with 1986 pricing data in British pounds. With 55 color illustrations and over 900 in black & white. --- In full grey cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped cover & spine titling; color i... View more info

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My Way of Becoming a Hunter

By: ROCKWELL, Robert H; ROCKWELL, Jeanne

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Company Inc.: 1955

Stock No.: 81532

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Taxidermist and animal modeler Robert H. Rockwell's memoir of his career hunting and model-making, many for the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Includes a section of black & white photos (one page of which has worked loose but is present). --- In yellow textured paper-covered boards backed in green cloth, with gilt-stamped spine titling. Volume lacks the dust jacket. --- A Good-only copy, with soiling and edgewear to covers, prior owner's signature penci... View more info

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The Complete Aquarium: A practical guide to building, stocking, and maintaining freshwater and marine aquariums

By: SCOTT, Peter W.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, DK Publishing, Inc.: 1995

Stock No.: 80891

ISBN: 0789400138

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


A comprehensive guide for the keeper of an aquarium, covering most major aspects of aquatic environments. With lots of bright color photos and some drawings. Indexed. --- This softcover edition with color photos on covers. Interior clean and unmarked, covers with slight chafing to edges, else volume is sound and undamaged.; Small Quarto (9 to 11 in. tall); 192 pages View more info

Image for Animal & Bird Painting: The Outlook and Technique of the Artist

Animal & Bird Painting: The Outlook and Technique of the Artist

By: SIMPSON, Charles

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York/London, Charles Scribner's Sons/B.T. Batsford Ltd.: 1939

Stock No.: 72646

Condition: Very Good- in Good dust jacket


Noted painter and art critic's work is intended to help the painter capture images of commonly found animals and birds. With many illustrations by the author; as well as reproductions of famous paintings. --- In full blue cloth covers with titling in blue on cover & spine; publisher's navy topstain. Jacket with painting of waterfowl taking flight. --- Clean, bright and unmarked interior but with bumped cover corners. Dust jacket chipped at edges; large chunk missing top ... View more info

Image for The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Wildflowers: Western Region

The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Wildflowers: Western Region

By: SPELLENBERG, Richard

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1979

Stock No.: 75427

ISBN: 0394504313

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


A handy, comprehensive guide to slip into one's pocket or purse when in the field. Includes 290 page section with full-color photos of various wildflowers. Remainder of volume provides a detailed descriptions of the flowers and where they occur. Indexed. --- In bright yellow flexible plastic covers. Lacks the half dust jacket. With small tear to cover near tail of spine; some soiling to textblock edges; otherwise a good, firm, clean copy. ; National Audubon Society Field... View more info