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New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1938. First edition. Octavo; First edition; G/G-; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, cream, illustrated, black print; DJ has tears at spine ends and flap corners, small tears to bottom and top edges, shelfwear, peripheral fading; Boards in blue cloth with gold print, cocked spine, mild wear to corners and spine caps; Text block has owner bookplate on front pastedown, slight tanning to endpapers, blue-tinted top edge, clean text; 198 pages, illustrated (b&w).
London: William Pickering, 1835. Octavo; G-/no-DJ; Brown spine with gold text on green bars; 2 Volumes; Rare; Boards have slightly sunned exterior with tears on spines, v. 1 has partially missing head spine edge, both volumes show rubbed spine edges with light peeling of top layer at corners, otherwise panels are sturdy; Text blocks have age toned slightly due to age with slight foxing of first & last few pages, v. 1 has detaching of front panel and outer spine layer and both volumes have cracking at hinges, previous owner's book plate on front pastedown, otherwise pages are still intact; Conditions are noted and are 'as is'; pp 947.
Upper Saddle River, NJ: Literature House/Gregg Press, 1970. Reprinted. Octavo; pp 234; G/no-DJ; blue spine with gilt text; originally published in 1844, this was reprinted in 1970; ex-library with stamps, pouch and writing to endpapers; ex-library stamp to title page; volume one, this volume only; cloth has slight wear to exterior; minor wear to edges; strong boards; text block has light wear to exterior edges; interior clean.
Minnetonka, MN: NorthWord Press, 1996. Quarto: VG/no-DJ paperback: Blue spine with black text: Covers are clean with light general shelfwear, some curling and fraying to corners: Textblock is clean, half title page is inscribed by the photographers to a previous owner, pages otherwise clean: 173 pp.
New York: Knopf, 1947. First Edition. Octavo; VG/G+; Tan spine with black text; DJ has moderate edgewear, spine sunned; Boards strong, moderate rubbing to corners/spine, few light scratches on front board; Textblock shows some faint discoloration/staining on front/rear end papers (and pasteboards), faint staining edges of few pages in middle section; 271pp.
New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company, Inc., 1925. Octavo; pp 342; VG-/no-DJ; black spine with gilt text; cloth shows slight sunning to exterior; minor rubbing to edges; slight wear to boards; text block has moderate toning to exterior edges; previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown; previous owner's name to half title and title pages; cracking to binding at introduction page; light toning to interior; illustrated with 9 plates and 19 figures.
New York: Creative Age Press, Inc., 1947. Small Octavo; pp 172; G/G-; brownish-yellow spine with black text; dust jacket has moderate sunning to spine; some chipping to corners and edges; rubbing to exterior; mylar wraps; cloth shows sunned spine and board edges; text block shows slight age toning to exterior edges; light toning to page edges.
Alaska: Alaska Sea Grant College Program, 1995. Octavo; VG/no-DJ; Thick orange spine with black and white text. Boards have general shelf wear, light rubbing on edges, bumping to bottom corners, apart from that, binding strong; Textblock has foxing on top edges, otherwise, clean, free of underlining/highlighting; pp 825.
Topsfield, MA: Salem House Publishers, 1987. First. Oblong Quarto; VG/VG; Greenish spine with green text; DJ clean with general shelfwear and edgewear, spine sun-faded, top corner of inside cover flap clipped; Boards strong, clean, some sun-fading at tale of spine; Textblock clean, age-toning along edges of text; pp 255.
New York: Aperture Foundation, Inc., 1990. Quarto; pp 143; VG-/G; bluish orange spine with pink/white/blue text; dust jacket has some rubbing to exterior; minor chips to corners; cloth has slight sunning to exterior; lightly bumped fore corner; strong boards; text block shows slight wear to exterior edges; slight ink to half title page; pictorial endpapers; profusely illustrated; interior clean.
Ithaca, New York: James Law, F.R.D.V.S. [Published by the Author), 1910. Third Edition, Revised to Date [Vol. I], Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged [Vol. II, III, IV]. 8vos. VG-/ - no DJ. fading red clothbound volumes, stamped with tiny gilt capitals, each volume sunned upon main red cloth spine, between puckered and pushed in fabric at tip and worn tail. exposure and shelving show on main boards also, each volume is framed on front/rear boards, blind-stamped twice. panel edges are roughened, especially bottom edges and abraded corners. Vol. I - IV have neat ivory, no markings to endsheets. blank page prior to title page has ink name of previous owner. dust soiling and fading to much of exterior panels. all joints intact, as are all the smoothed over hinges. the interior is a basic ivory throughout, clear with no markings, margins likewise. outer edges for this set are smooth and tanned, age toning shows as dull yellowing, the head-edge is dull, discolored and murky gray. FOUR VOLUME SET, MISSING VOLUME FIVE. as is. each volume separately paginated: Vol. I : 559 pp., Vol II: 595 pp., Vol III : 611 pp., Vol. IV : 718 pp.
London: Collins, 1977. Quarto; G-/G-; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, blue with white and black print; DJ has tears to top edge, taped tears on bottom edge, slight creasing to rear, mild shelfwear, price-clipped; Boards in blue cloth with gold print, mild wear to corners and spine caps, slight fading to top edge; Text block has shaken binding, spine break at page 176, else clean; 272 pages, chiefly illustrations (color plates).
New York: Viking Press, 1944. First Edition, Presumed First Printing. 8vo., 128 pp., VG-/VG-; yellow and green pictorial DJ, red lettering to spine, yellow lettering to front cover; age-toning to spine, lettering faded yet legible; rubbing/chipping/closed tears to edges of DJ, tear to bottom of fore-edge of back cover, chipping with material loss to top right corner of front cover; price uncut "$2.00" to top right corner of front flap; DJ protected by plastic wrapper; tan cloth boards, dark green lettering to spine, dark green illustration to boards; mild fading to spine (lettering legible), bumping to head and tail of spine, brown discoloration from wear to head of spine; mild wear to boards, occasional minor staining to boards; age-toning to text-block; pictorial endpapers, notations in pencil to top left corner of verso of bfep; mild age-toning to interior, text legible, sepia illustrations clear; pub. 1944, "First published September 1944," no mention of further printings; stated to copyright page; 2 pp. frontispiece that includes title page; shelved Case 14.
USA: Good Earth Publications, 2011. Homestead 3rd Edition. 8vo. VG+/ - no DJ. glossy sage green wraps spine with bold white uppercase title between smaller black authors and publisher. neat, with minimal exterior wear. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. lightly handled, without interior writing, few illustrations around the text. outer edges clear, this softcover is in above average shape. 312 pp. ISBN# 9780984338207.
Colorado Springs, CO: American Birding Association, Inc., 2001. First edition. Octavo; pp 508; VG-/paperback; White spiral spine without text, red covers; covers have minor wear to edges and corners, light ink to in flap, exterior clean; text block shows minimal wear to exterior edges, underlining to pp iii, iv, 3, 293-295, 301-302, 307-308, 312-316, 319-320, 448, 451-453, 459, 463;.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1967. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo; VG/VG; cream spine with black and blue text; jacket has protective mylar cover, rubbing, edgewear; boards are strong and clean; textblock has black mark on head edge, gift inscription on second endpaper, otherwise clean; pp 126; signed by author on title page. eb/nd Shelved behind the front desk.
New York: Arno Press, 1969 . Facsimile reprints [including maps]. VOLS. 1-7: 8vos., VG/no DJs; HCs, green cloth boards with gold lettering to spines and front boards; bumping to head and tail of spines, particularly to tail of Vol. 1; mild shelfwear to text-blocks, e.g., age-toning to top edges of text-blocks; frontispieces; VOL. 8: pamphlet with all 54 maps (facsimile reprints) housed in green cloth-covered clam-shell case (moderate shelfwear to case); pamphlet and maps in VG+ condition; second printing of De Voto's introduction [orig. 1953]; shelved above General American History.
Washington, D.C. National Geographic Society, 2001. Quarto; pp 263; VG-/G; black spine with yellow and gray text; ex-library; dust jacket has moderate wear to exterior; slight peeling to edges, ex-library sticker to rear; mylar wraps under jacket; cloth has minimal wear to exterior; text block has light wear to exterior edges; ex-library stamp to pp 262 and to exterior head edge; small tears to edges of rear pastedown; interior clean; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
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.
Boston and London: Ginn and Company, The Anthenaeum Press, 1902. Octavo; pp 364; G/no-DJ; green spine with gilt text and illustration to spine; cloth has slight sunning to exterior; gilt text and illustration to front; minor rubbing to edges; strong boards; text block shows slight toning to exterior edges; top edge gilt; previous owner's sticker to ffep; slight foxing throughout; illustrated.
New York: Stein and Day, Publishers, 1972. first U.S. edition. Small Quarto; VG-/VG; Dark burgundy spine with white text; Dust jacket has very slightly sunned exterior with minor wear and slight age tone edges & interior, overall clean and intact; Cloth shows minimal shelf wear with strong and sturdy panels; Text block shows slight shelf wear on exterior edges due to age and use with otherwise unmarked pages and tight binding; pp 320.
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.
New York: Howell Book House, 1997. Octavo: VG-/VG: Black spine with white text: DJ has general shelfwear, some scuff marks: Boards are strong with rubbing and fading along edges, binding tight: Textblock exterior is clean, front free page has address sticker from a previous owner, also contains signature from author, rest of pages clean: 123 pp.
Washington and London: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2002. First Printing. Quarto; vg+/wraps; illustrated spine with black, white and red text; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; beautifully illustrated in color; 206pp. SIGNED by authors on illustrated front free endpaper. --A near fine copy.
New York, Toronto & London: D. Van Nostrand Comapny, Inc., 1950. first edition. Octavo; G+/G; Off-white spine with black text; Dust jacket is covered with mylar and has slightly age toned exterior with small tears and wear along edges, also some smudges toward rear & on spine, price clipped front flap; Cloth has lightly rubbed corners and light wear along spine edges and also on exterior with otherwise strong & intact panels; Text block has darkened slightly due to age, with deckled fore edge and unmarked pages; pp 229.
Cancun: Fernandez editores, 1989. First edition. 5 mo. VG-/no DJ - hardback. Green spine with gold text/title and adhesive sticker residue on the spine; paperback that was rebound into hardcover boards; boards are strong and mostly clean (adhesive on the back); binding is strong; textblock is clean. Pp. 220.
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1929. Reprint. Reprint; Octavo; VG-/No-DJ; Spine is light blue with dark blue text, bumping to head and tail, scuffs and marks; Boards have general shelf wear, edge-wear, scratches, rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, front hinge is cracked and separating from text block, joints are intact; Text block has general signs of handling, stamps from previous owner, age-toning, content is clear; pp 160.
c. mid 19th century. Oblong Folio, 21" x 12"; VG; bound in full red leather with gilt and black embossed tooling; gilt turn-ins and text block, silk endpapers; contains 16 pages of original watercolors of various insects, butterflies, moths, and plants. The first page is detached from the binding; 15 of the 16 pages are signed “Fanny [S or G] Maitland” There are two pages with dates noted, “Ap 26” and “May 3”, but no year recorded. Both of the dated sheets have pencil notations for insect dimensions and the location “Sarzana” [presumably Italy].; LS consignment; shelved above mythology.
London: Adam and Charles Black, 1910. 12mo; G+/no-DJ; Light green spine with black text; Cloth has moderately sunned & rubbed exterior and spine edges with minimal edge wear otherwise, panels are sturdy, clean and intact; Text block's exterior has darkened due to age with deckled fore edge, some foxing and toning inside pastedown & end papers, otherwise pages are unmarked with tight binding; pp 286.
Tours: Alfred Mame Et Fils, 1864. Large Octavo, 448 pages; VG; bound in publisher's half cloth of speckled taffeta, spine brown calf with elaborate gilt; mild rubbing and wear to boards; all edges gilt; illustrated with 163 in-text woodcuts and 16 full-page woodcuts from the drawings of W. Freeman and J. Noël.; interior clean; shelved case 10.
Moscow: Foreign languages Publishing House. Octavo; VG/VG; Hardcover with dust jacket; Brown spine with black text; Dust jacket has minor tears, smudges, rubbing and bumping; Boards have black marks to the rear but have solid binding; Text block is tanned to the paste downs, end papers ang margins of pages otherwise clean; 149p.
Ontario: John N. Mappin, 1992. Limited edition. Octavo; Limited edition 42/250; VG; Paperback; Spine, cream without print; Cover is cream, illustrated, black print, clean and bright; Text block clean and tight; Inscribed in ink by the author on the half-title page; Signed in ink by the author on the edition page; 15 pages, frontispiece (port.).
New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1970. Octavo; Fourth printing, 1972; VG-/G; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, white with green print; DJ has slight tears at spine caps and flap folds, mild edgewear, spotting/smudging; Boards in green paper and blue cloth with silver print, bumps to bottom outer corners, mild wear to spine caps, slight spotting on front; Textblock has owner bookplate on front endpapers, otherwise clean and tight; 192 pages, illustrated.
New York: Robert M. McBride & Company, 1933. 8vo; G+;hardcover without dust jacket; yellowish red spine without text; boards are extremely age toned with stains and bumping to the tips as well as minor frays to the head and tail of the spine but boards are in tact; text block is strongly edge worn, paste downs, end papers and fore edges are severely discolored but pages are legible;119p.
Cambridge, MA & London: The MIT Press, 1991. Small Quarto: G/no-DJ paperback: Black spine with white text: Covers are mostly clean with some rubbing, general shelfwear, light curling to corners, binding solid: Textblock exterior is clean, pages have moderate notes/underlining in ink that do not interfere with readability: 551 pp.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1963. Octavo; Fifth printing; VG/G; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, green with yellow print; DJ has slight tears at top and bottom of spine and flap folds, pencil mark on spine, mild shelfwear; Boards in tan cloth with green print, mild wear to spine caps, slight spotting on rear; Textblock has owner bookplate on front endpapers, otherwise clean and tight; 172 pages, illustrated.
New York: Oxford University Press, Inc., 1998. Octavo; pp 242; VG-/G; mocha tan spine with black and beige text; dust jacket has slight wear to exterior; minor edge wear; previous bookshop's sticker to rear; cloth clean; strong boards; text block shows light wear to exterior edges; slight ink to p 202; interior clean otherwise; illustrated;.