Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany: Joseph Wolffischen, 1783. folio, 750pp., 24pp. index, 136pp.; VG; bound in brown leather, paneled spine with no lettering; front board decorated with metal in the four corners, diamond in the center; remnants of two clasps present, two metal hooks on fore edge of front board, two torn leather strips bound into rear board; moderate rubbing to boards; newer endpapers; title page has had a strip of paper approximately 1.25 inches (3.5cm.) high torn off of the bottom, primarily including the entirety of the publication information. It has been repaired with the backing of another sheet on that portion. There is a small tear in the middle of the page that is backed by a piece of paper on the verso, and so barely impacts the legibility of the words; complete collation: endpaper, title page, 2pp. table of contents, 4pp., 750pp., 24pp. index, title page, 6pp., 136pp.; separate title page with separate pagination; page 110 misprinted as 100, 160 as 142, 217 as 21, 271 as 217, 523 as 532, 524 as 534, 554 as 454, 732 as 571, only the page number impacted; small repairs on pages 165/166, 571/572, 633/634, 649/650, 687/688, 701/702, 705/706, 719/720, 1/2; illustrated pages beginning parts two and three on pages 165 and 567. The pagination between pages 566-571 appear to be missing a page, as is usual with this edition; ffep partially detached; profusely illustrated with over 800 black and white woodcut illustrations, including genre scenes, individual plants and animals, and distilling apparatus; Adam Lonicer was a German botanist who studied at Marburg and the University of Mainz, obtaining his Magister degree at sixteen years of age. After becoming a Doctor of Medicine in 1554, he became the town physician in Frankfurt am Main. His true interest though was herbs and the study of botany. His first important work on herbs, the Kräuterbuch, was published in 1557, with a large part dealing with distillation. He married Magdalena Egenolff, the daughter of Christian Egenolff, his Frankfurt publisher and a printer who specialized in herbals. The work that made his name famous is this popular herbal, the Kräuterbuch. Lonicer provides us with one of the early descriptions of local flora as well as being one of the first to differentiate deciduous trees from conifers. shelved case 4.
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New York: George R Lockwood, ND [1870?]. Early Edition. Quarto; VG-; 334 pages; Tooled leather with gilt titling on spine, raised bands; VOL. 2 ONLY; Full color plates intact, protected by tissue guards; Gilt edges; Sewn-in silk bookmark; Marbled endpapers; Bookstore bookplate on front pastedown; Scuffing and some fraying to the edges of the boards and spine; Bumping/fraying to the corners; Some foxing to the edges of the text block; Toning to pages as typical; PS Consignment, shelved case 10.
London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1819. Second Edition. Quarto, xvi, 420,  pages; VG; bound in contemporary straight-grain morocco, gilt and blind border rolls, rebacked with majority of spine preserved, missing part of head of spine; some rubbing to boards, primarily corners; bookplate to front and rear pastedown; illustrated with 10 black and white lithograph plates, 7 hand colored aquatint plates (including frontispiece), 4 maps (of which 3 are folding); with errata leaf in rear; VG consignment; shelved case 9.
New York: Little, Brown and Company, 1959. First American Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 243 pages; VG/G; in dark green dust jacket, dark green spine with white titling; mild rubbing and wear, particularly to spine, including chips missing to head and tail of spine, small chips and tears; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$3.95'; Inscribed on the ffep by Joseph Mitchell, "To Rachel MacKenzie / with love / Joe Mitchell / November 11, 1974"; JM consignment;. Case 3.
London: Hurst and Blackett, 1855. First Edition. Octavo, 304, 299 pages; VG; bound in 3/4 calf, marbled boards, newly rebacked with spine preserved, spine with cracking and wear, mild gilt, black label with gilt titling; two volumes bound as one; with tinted lithograph frontispieces; interior clean; PS consignment; shelved case 12.
Boston: American Tract Society, 1863. First Edition. Octavo, 146 pages; VG; in publisher's purple cloth with gilt titling and snowflakes to spine, gilt title to covers; mild rubbing to boards, slight fading to spine; all edges of text block gilt; name to ffep; illustrated frontispiece, with 12 blue and white plates of snowflakes; scarce; shelved case 10.
New York and London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1886. First Trade Edition. 8vo., 347pp. plus 4 pages of ads; VG-; spine mustard with gilt lettering; mustard colored buckram cloth, beveled edges; spine rebacked in cloth with original spine reapplied; bookplate on front pastedown; second front end paper has inscription, separated; this first trade edition was preceded one year earlier by a deluxe limited edition of 500 copies known as the "Medora" edition; shelved case 1.
London: John Murray, 1882. Second Edition, Third Thousand. Octavo, xvi, 300 pages; G+; bound in publisher's green cloth, rebacked with spine preserved; gilt lettering to spine; moderate wear and rubbing to corners, board edges; interior clean; illustrated with 38 woodcuts; This book is ‘the first of the volumes of supporting evidence [for natural selection]’. The first edition (Freeman 800) was published on May 15th 1862 and the second in 1877 (Freeman).; Freeman 801; shelved case 10.
Toronto: The Champlain Society, 1962. Limited Edition, #563/725. tall 8vo., 410 pp., i-xv pp., VG; red cloth boards, gold lettering to spine; rounding to spine, bumping to tail; bright gilt top, mild wear to text-block; dark brown discoloration to fore-edge of gilt top; mild age-toning to text-block; ex-library: embossed stamp "Library of Giancarlo Cavagna [GAC] with "03" in blue ink to half-title page; embossed "University of Western Ontario London Library" stamp to title page and p. 101; faded "U.W.O. LIBRARY" stamp to all sides of text-block, though most visible to gilt top; very occasional stains/waving to interior, text affected yet clear and legible; marginalia in pencil mostly to pp. xiv-xv; No. 563 of 725 numbered copies; shelved case 1.
London: Elliot and Kay and C. Elliot, 1789. Revised Second Edition [First English Language Edition]. Octavo, 500 pages, VG; three-quarter-bound in brown leather, marbled boards, paneled spine with burgundy label, gilt lettering, other compartments with blind-stamped diamond design; mild shelfwear to boards, mild waving/age-toning to text-block; mild age-toning/foxing to leaves, lettering somewhat affected and faded yet legible, occasional ink blotting to lettering, occasional marginalia in ink, last leaf [i.e., pp. 499-500] separated from text-block; collation complete, gathered in 30 quires of 8 leaves, accidental omission of "the" to first line of p. 89; additional essays by various authors to this edition from p. 382 to end of volume; shelved Case 9.
Cabin John, MD: Seven Locks Press, 1984. First Edition. Tall Octavo in blue cloth boards and yellow dust jacket. VG+/VG+. very light shelf-wear to boards and dust jacket, binding tight, dust jacket protected by plastic sleeve. INSCRIBED BY U.S. CONGRESSMAN GUDE in blue ink on title page. 185 pp.; Shelved Case 1.
Rennes; Paris: Impr. Oberthur; Librairie horticole, 1905. First Edition. 82 pages, 365 color plates in 2 portfolios; VG; housed in two magnetic 4-fold cloth cases, within each are two paper chemises; the original green fabric with black lettering from the original cases have been preserved onto the front, spine, and rear of both cases; each plate displaying four shades of a single color; lacking plates 19 (Primevére) and 271 (franc); shelved case 10.
New York: A. Roman and Company, 1870. First Edition. 8vo., 292 pages,  ads; VG; bound in green cloth, gilt lettering to front cover and spine; beveled edges; mild wear to boards, including some small staining to front hinge, chipping to head and tail of spine; frontispiece with tissue-guard; gift inscription on second front endpaper; published six years after President Abraham Lincoln's signed the Yosemite Grant in 1864, and two decades before the land became Yosemite National Park, on October 1, 1890; shelved case 1.
Wien und Nurnberg: Peter Conrad Monath, 1746. Small octavo (6 1/2" x 4 1/2"); (31), 572, (8) pp. Illustrated with engraved frontispiece and 26 engraved plates (many folding). First volume only (of eight). Contemporary calf, with five raised bands on spine, leather spine label. Very Good. Boards rubbed and slightly bowed. Lacks front endpaper. Some soiling to edges of engraving No. 25. Text in German. Shelved in Case #4.
Boston: Massachusetts Horticultural Society, 1880. First Edition. Octavo; pp 545; G/no-DJ; green spine with gilt lettering and rule to spine; ex-library; cloth has light soiling to exterior; some rubbing to corners; blind-stamped triple borders to boards; text block has some age toning to page edges; previous library's bookplate to front pastedown; slight cracking to gutters; frontispiece with tissue guard; tissue guard has closed tear to fore edge; illustrated with some having tissue guards throughout text; ex-library markings to preface page; interior clean.
Quarto; VG-/no-DJ; Red spine with gilt text; 6 volumes: 1-TV Underwater: Silver Springs, Florida, April 15, 1956; 2-Barnhart Dam: U.S.-Canada Border, June 3, 1956; 3-Western Plains: Laramie, WY, Sept. 16, 1956; 4-Guided Missiles: White Sands, NM, March 3, 1957; 5- The Immigration Patrol Story on the California-Mexico Border, April 28, 1957; & 6-Marine Assault: Quantico, VA, May 12, 1957; Cloths have slightly sunned spines with minor scratches and rubbing as well as slight white smudges on exterior of panels and lightly rubbed edges and corners but otherwise panels are strong and intact; Text blocks have darkened somewhat on exterior edges due to age with light foxing on some first pages however bindings are tight with fully bound pages.
New York: W.H. Freeman and Company, 1983. Updated and augmented. Octavo; Updated and augmented edition; G/G; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, black with white print; DJ has edgewear, light shelfwear; Boards in brown cloth with gold print, slight wear to spine caps, light soiling on front and rear; Text block clean and tight; Laid in: “FractalMagic” by Sintar Software, 2 floppy discs (5 ¼ inches) in cardboard pocket (seems an unrelated publication from work being described); 468 pages, illustrated (b&w, some color).
London: C. Hitch and L. Hawes, J. Rivington and J. Fletcher, etc. 1757. Second Edition. Octavos, 2 volumes; VG; bound in contemporary speckled calf, gilt rule to boards, gilt to paneled spines, labels worn off; wear to hinges, chipping to head of spines; with folding frontispiece portrait in volume 1; early name on ffep of both volumes; the first edition was published earlier the same year in one volume; shelved case 10.
London: Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co., n.d. [1880s]. 4tos.; 384 pp., each volume; VG-/no dust jacket; brown cloth-covered spines and boards with dark brown endpapers; gilt lettering to spine and front board with illustrations in black; bumping, chipping, and fraying to head and tail of spines; rubbing to back board of Vol. 5; dark-colored top of text-block (faded); age-toning to fore-edge of text-block; light scratching to bottom edge of text-block, Vols. 1 and 3; interiors clean, age-toning throughout; staining to middle of fore-edge of text-block, Vol. 4; shelfwear to endpapers, including slight tear to back free endpaper, Vol. 3; shelved above Hardcover Fiction/Literary Criticism.
New York: The Macmillan Company, n.d. Quarto; pp 191; VG-/G+; Black spine with ivory text; slight chipping to corners, light age toning to flaps, price clipped front flap; cloth shows slight wear to exterior, light rubbing to head and tail edges, otherwise clean, strong and intact; text block has wear to exterior edges, residue of adhesive to half title page, otherwise interior clean; else good; inscribed by author;.
London: The Bombay Historical Society, 1908. Limited Edition, 1/1,200. Quarto, 292 pages VG; 3/4 green leather with green cloth on boards; Spine is light brown with raised bands and gilt text; small stamp of previous owner on front free endpaper, otherwise there are no markings to text and pages are clean; Binding is strong; Edges of text block are uncut; Illustrated with 30 hand-finished chromolithograph plates. marbled endpapers; mild rubbing to leather on spine and to corners; shelved case 12.
Boston, MA: William Hyde & Co., 1832. First Edition. Octavo, 408 pages; G+; paneled spine is brown with faded gilt lettering and tooling; binding has shelf wear along the top and bottom edges, front board has minor detachment, has chipping at the top and bottom of the spine, has bumping on the fore edge corners; pages have heavy age toning, have occasional creasing; shelved case 10.
New York: Limited Editions Club, 1943. Limited Edition, #279. Quarto, 307 pages; VG; Signed on colophon by illustrator Raúl Rosarivo, and book designer Alberto Kraft. Limited edition, numbered #279. Bound by Guillermo Kraft LTDA, Buenos Aires. Boards wrapped in tan leather and horse hide, stitched with leather. Horse hair is sand colored with brown spots. Hand cut pages. Text is clean. Binding is sturdy. 33 Full page illustrations. Top edge stained brown. Shelved in case 9 3/4.
San Francisco: Sierra Club, 1966. First Edition. Folio, 200 pp., VG-/VG-; white DJ, black lettering to spine; overall mild wear, mild age-toning mostly to spine; small open tear top edge of back cover towards hinge; closed tear to fore-edge of back cover; "Price, $25" to front flap; DJ protected by mylar; red cloth boards, muted gold lettering; minimal wear to boards; spine slightly cocked, starting hinge between pp. 102-103; slight shelf lean, binding strong; numerous glossy photographic plates to interior, with very occasional tearing to bottom edges where leaves have clung together (text/photographs unaffected); shelved Front Table.
New York: Scribner, Armstrong, & Co., 1873. New Edition. Large Octavo, 818 pages; VG; 3/4 bound in brown calf, marbled boards, spine paneled with a green and a burgundy label, gilt lettering, gilt tooling to other panels; gilt text block; marbled endpapers; mild rubbing and wear to boards; bookplate to front pastedown; illustrated with 343 engravings on wood and a color frontispiece;very mild foxing to interior; small name-stamp to front cover, sfep; shelved case 10.
Rome: Gagosian Gallery, 2008. First Edition. thin oblong folio, 75 pp., VG-; tan boards, dark green lettering; spine cocked, front board shaken, shelf lean, binding sturdy; bumping to head and tail of spine and corners; mild brown residue (possibly rust-staining) to boards, lettering to front board affected; interior pristine; published in conjunction with the inaugural exhibition held at the Gagosian Gallery from December 15, 2007 through March 8, 2008; TL consignment; shelved Front Table.
Washington, D.C. U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, 1947. Quarto; pp 293; G/no-DJ; navy spine with gilt text; full title; The Colorado River: A Natural Menace Becomes a National Resource [Interim Report on the Status of the Investigations Authorized to be Made by the Boulder Canyon Project Act and the Boulder Canyon Project Adjustment Act]; cloth shows slight wear to exterior; strong boards; text block has slight toning to pages; previous owner's name to ffep; minor cracking to front gutter; bent page edges toward front; profusely illustrated with maps and photographs; maps tipped in at rear.
Washington: A.O.P. Nicholson, 1859. Large Octavo; Good-; grayish tan spine with gilt text; odd volume; cloth has some rubbing to spine edges; light soiling to exterior; ex-library label to spine; sturdy boards; text block shows slight age toning to exterior edges; ex-library stamps inside and to exterior edges; ex-library bookplate to front pastedown; interior light foxing sprinkled throughout; letter from Friend of the Main Public Library, El Paso laid in at front; profusely illustrated; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Philadelphia: J. M. Stoddart & Company, 1831. Second edition. Set of small octavos in brown leather; VG/G; boards show some soiling and shelf wear with fraying around spines not affecting binding; vol. 3 has front page detached; previous owner's inscription on ffep; bookstore tiny sticker; paer discolored and foxed; text clean; last end page of vol. 2 has a tear; contains numerous engraved illustrations throughout; scarce in three volumes; shelved under counter; please contact us for shipping costs.
Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1913. 64 Loose pamphlets and maps in wrappers [6x8]; G/no-DJ; cardboard slipcase with black ribbon ties to opening; heavy wear to slipcase exterior with noticeable stains, sunfading and other soling; some chips to corners; includes 64 consecutively numbered maps, charts and diagrams; each piece has slight age toning and minor edge wear; bindings intact.
Wellington, NZ: Nova Pacifica, 1982. First Edition. Folio, xii, 376pp.; VG; no dust jacket; Does not come with slipcase; spine has five raised bands, gilted motifs in four compartments and red & sky blue calf title labels with gilt lettering in two compartments; covers half navy blue calf leather, red calf date emblem to upper board surrounded by gilt decoration; hand marbled endpapers; text block slightly dirty in lower corner; text clean; bumping to corners of boards; small scratch to front board; due to weight shipping may be extra; shelved second alcove.
Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 1980. First edition; signed. Thin, small folio in brown hardcovers with green and yellow illustrated DJ in brodart; VG/VG; ivory letters on spine; in very good condition; author signature on illustrated title page; contains a chapter on "Concern for the Planet"; pp. 112; shelved on front table.
New York: Garden City Publishing, 1925. Early Reprint. Octavo, 315 pages; VG-/VG-; spine is faded green with black lettering, dust jacket is in a mylar covering, has corners cut, has wear along the top and bottom edges, has a small open tear at the top of the spine, has creasing along the sides of the spine, has minor discoloration throughout; binding has wear and fraying at the top and bottom of the spine; pages have age toning and discoloration along the top edge; shelved case 12.
Gaithersburg, MD: Flower Valley Press, 1994. First Edition, First Printing. Quarto, 132 pages, VG-/VG-; white DJ, black lettering: overall mild wear to DJ, yellowing/light soiling to covers, "$44.95" to front flap, DJ protected by mylar; black matte cloth boards, white lettering to spine: slight material loss to head and corners; mild denting to edges of boards; light age-toning/wear to text-block; clean and bright green and black illustrated endpapers; interior clean, with numerous full-color plates of Harper's work; INSCRIBED by Harper to verso of ffep and to laid-in Department of the Interior Museum postcard featuring an exhibit of the same name open through February 28, 1998; Front table.
San Francisco: Sierra Club, 1966. Revised Edition. Folio, 186 pp., VG/VG-; white DJ, black lettering to spine; overall mild wear/age-toning, small open tear to bottom edge of front cover, slight tearing to bottom corners; "Revised edition, $25" to front flap; DJ protected by mylar; red cloth boards, muted gold lettering; minimal wear to boards, boards somewhat cocked, mild waving to text-block; numerous glossy photographic plates to interior; shelved Front Table.
Victoria, N.S.W. Melbourne University Press, 1995. Mixed Editions. Octavo; VG/VG; black spines with white text; dust jackets have minimal wear to exteriors; mylar wraps; 3 volumes, vol. 1, pp 278 [ISBN 0522840957]; vol. 2, pp 276 [ISBN 0522842046]; vol.3, pp 292 [ISBN 0522845827]; cloths have little wear to exteriors; mild edge wear; strong boards; text blocks show lightly toned exterior edges; illustrated endpapers; interiors clean; profusely illustrated;.
Canberra, Australia: Department of Environment, Sport, and Territories, 1996. First thus, with volume 1 of the report and volume 2 of the appendices. Two volumes, paperback quarto. Part of a biodiversity series, paper #9, biodiversity unit. Both volumes blue spine with white lettering. Slight rubbing to the covers of both volumes. Binding, book block edges, and pages all very good for both volumes. Text pages clean and unmarked. Volume 1 to 205pp, volume 2 to 199pp. A report on biodiversity and negative economic externalities pertinent the management of Australian wildlife.
Chicago: Pellegrini & Cudahy, 1947. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 308 pages; VG/G-; Spine is green with black lettering; dust jacket is in a mylar covering, has price uncut '$3.25', has shelf-wear and chipping along the top and bottom edges, has minor rubbing on both sides and a large closed tear on the back side; pages have dust build up on the top and fore edges and minor blotches on the bottom edge; inscribed by the author on the page after the ffep; illustrated endpapers; shelved sci fi special collection.
Mattituck, NY: Queens House, 1922. 284/300. Octavo; pp 71; VG/no-DJ; dark beige spine with gilt text; encased in white box with paper label to front; limited edition, 284 of 300; originally published 1922; green illustration and black text to front; cloth has light wear to exterior; sturdy boards; orange and green design and text to front text block shows light toning; pictorial endpapers; interior clean; illustrated; frontispiece.
Mattituck, NY: Queens House, 1922. 264/300. Octavo; pp 71; VG-/no-DJ; dark beige spine with gilt text; encased in white box with paper label to front; limited edition, 264 of 300; originally published 1922; green illustration and black text to front; cloth has light wear to exterior; light smudges to front; sturdy boards; orange and green design and text to front text block shows light toning; pictorial endpapers; interior clean; illustrated; frontispiece.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1972. First Edition, First Printing. large Octavo, 71 pages; VG-; green and white spine with white lettering; bumping to lower fore corner, mild wear and rubbing to boards; Scribner's 'A' on copyright page; a pictorial guide of Jane Goodall's and Hugo van Lawick's son's, Hugo Eric Louis, first two years.; shelved case 10.
Australia: Surrey, Beaty and Sons Pty Limited, 1989. 2 large quartos in cloth with DJ's. Both VG/VG-. Shelf and edge wear to both DJ's. Small closed tears on ends of DJ spine. Large closed tear on bottom front corner of DJ spine. Both volumes contain black and white charts, illustrations and a few color photos. Both volumes are 130 pages combined. Shelve on front table. DJ spines are gold with black text.
Madison, WI: Mrs. F. H. King, 1911. First Edition. 10mo; pp 441; G-; burgundy spine with gilt text; no jacket; cloth has lightly sunned spine; ex-library sticker to spine and rear; slight rubbing wear to edges; strong boards; text block edges have light foxing; ex-library plates to front pastedown; mild cracking to hinges, as is; frontispiece; some pencil inside; illustrated;.
The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1999. Dutch printing. 8vo. VG/ - no DJ. shades of medium blue color the full DJ spine and rear panel, with partly illustrated color beneath the fully white titling. neatly cornered panels, a touch of wear only to the extremities. prior owner's inscription in ink upon right fep. the page 389-390 has thinly trimmed margins, smaller sheet than the entire remainder of the textblock. as is, interior is otherwise unmarked. 431 pp. ISBN# 0412840804.
New York: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1989. First Edition. 4to., unpaginated, VG-/VG-; black DJ, sky blue text; mild overall wear to DJ, front flap price clipped; mild wear to text-block and edges of boards; spine slightly cocked, boards somewhat shaken, spine cracked to interior, binding intact, slight wave to text-block; interior all but pristine, with numerous full-color photographs; INSCRIBED by Cross to half-title page, dated Christmas 1994; shelved Front Table.