Toronto and Buffalo: University of Toronto Press, 1974. Small quarto; pp 438; G-/Fair; ivory spine with black text; dust jacket shows rubbing wear to exterior; tape mends to head spine edge; some chips to edges; soiling to rear; cloth has slight sunning to exterior; slight staining to tail edge; strong boards; text block has slight soiling to exterior edges; interior lightly toned; previous owner's name to half title page; profusely illustrated; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
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San Francisco, CA: Sierrra Club Books, 1985. First Edition. Qto. VG/VG. tall ivory DJ spine with black capitals as titling from tip to tail. gently worn ends and extremities, light wear and under clear protective cover. fully illustrated jacket front with enlarged black and white titling. light gray clothbound HB with incised titling and illustration in gray. SIGNED TO BOORSTIN BY AUTHOR ON RIGHT FEP. the textblock is highlighted by large illustrations and views usually full page in size and panoramic in orientation. no marks inside, read lightly. 210 pp. ISBN# 0871568454.
San Francisco: Yolla Bolly Press, Sierra Club Books, 1985. First Edition (Stated). Folio hardcover with dustjacket. VG+/VG+. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR on the front endpaper to historian Daniel Boorstin. Interior clean, binding strong, minor shelfwear, dustjacket now in protective plastic sleeve. 210 pp. 0871568454. [Black text on white spine. Above geography.].
Philadelphia, PA: American Philosophical Society, 1968. First Edition, First Printing. Folio, 180 Pages; VG/G-; Spine is green with black lettering; dust jacket has price uncut '$35.00', has heavy shelf-wear along the top and bottom edges, with chipping at the top and bottom of the spine, with several small closed tears and the top and bottom edges, scratch marks on the front and back side, creasing on the edges of the spine and fore edges; binding has minor bumping on the corners and minor shelf wear along the top edge; pages have red coloring on the top edge; shelved Extra Tall books.
New York: Pantheon Books, 1983. First Edition. 32 mo; VG/VG Hard cover in slip case; Moderate shelf wear, fraying and chipping to slip case; Light shelf wear to dust jackets otherwise clean; boards strong, binding solid; Text block clean; Vol 1 - Seven Fish One Crab One Lobster, Vol 2 - Insects, Vol 3 - Domestic Animals, Vol 4 - Extinct Creatures Shelve in Netdesk office, on the bookshelf opposite of the office desk.
Dobrovo: Grafika Soca Nova Gorica, 1992. Quarto; VG-/VG-; Black spine with white text; Dust jacket is covered with mylar and has slightly rubbed exterior with minor edge wear; Boards show minor wear at edges with strong & clean panels; Text block has slight shelf wear, just minor smudges on end papers and slight markings in borders toward front with otherwise unmarked pages and tight binding; pp 176. Slovenian, English, Italian & German languages.
Albany: J. B. Lyon, 1905. Reprint. Octavos, 2 volumes; VG-; bound in publisher's green cloth, gilt apple branch to front covers, gilt lettering to spines; mild rubbing and bumping to edges of boards; sfep of volume 2 has the ownership of H. W Gottschalk; Report of the New York Agricultural Experiment Station for the year 1903; profusely illustrated with color and black and white plates; shelved case 10.
London: John Murray, 1933. First Edition. Octavo; 517pp; full green cloth hardcover; no dust jacket; minor external wear; mild tape shadow foot of spine; hinges bit tender; ink stamp and pencil notation front end paper; ink numbers verso title; contents else very good; illustrated with black and white photographs. [Spine; gilt title on light green cloth].
New York: Halcyon House, 1937. Reprinted. Octavo; pp 234; G-/no-DJ; sunned blue spine with gilt text to black bar; cloth shows slight wear to exterior; rubbing to edges; strong boards; text block shows some age toning to exterior edges; deckled fore edge; interior slightly toned; previous owner's name to ffep; light blue pictorial endpapers; frontispiece; illustrated with photographs.
Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1985. First Edition. Small Quarto; VG/VG-; First Edition; Teal spine with white text; DJ is clean with some minor discoloration on the headband and minor dents and fraying on the head corners, small stain on back cover; boards are strong, textblock is slightly discolored by age but is otherwise clean; pp 228.
Great Britain: CAB International, 1998. UK Printing. 8vo. VG/ - no DJ. green glossy HC spine with white and orange titles upon spine. minimal handling and a touch of shelfwear only to edges, surface wear is mild. main textblock is clean, with many figures and tables. exterior edges fine and a solid copy overall. 319 pp. ISBN# 0851992188.
Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1969. Octavo; pp 379; VG/no-DJ; dark green spine with gilt text; 3/4 bound binding with dark green spine and light green boards; cloth shows minor rubbing to edges; light shelf wear to exterior; text block has dark green endpapers; previous owner's stamped to head edge and ffep; interior clean; illustrated.
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1856. Large Octavo; pp 288; G-/no-DJ; brown spine with gilt text; this volume only; cloth shows some rubbing to edges; moderate wear to exterior; some sunning towards edges; sturdy boards; text block has age toned exterior edges; ex-library stamps to exterior edges; ex-library plate to front pastedown with markings inside; slight dampstaining to some plates and ffep; interior lightly toned; profusely illustrated; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders;.
Buffalo, NY: Foster & Stewart Publishing Corporation, 1952. Second Edition, Fourth Printing. Octavo; pp 150; G/no-DJ; beige spine with dark brown text; illustration to front; cloth shows slight sunning with light soiling to exterior; some wear to edges and corners; text block shows slight toning to exterior edges; some foxing to first and last few pages; small sticker to first page; interior clean; profusely illustrated.
Englewood, CO: Westcliffe Publishers, 2003. folio in cloth with DJ. VG/VG-. DJ has some shelf and edge wear especially on ends of DJ spine. Binding slightly cocked. Book is mostly composed of photographs by Tom Blagden. Text by Charles R. Tyson and W. Kent Olson. Signed and inscribed by photographer Tom Blagden. 152pp. Shelve on front table. DJ spine is black with white text.
New York: The Viking Press, 1977. First Edition. Oblong Quarto; pp 135; VG-/G+; black spine with ivory text; dust jacket has slight wear to edges; light rubbing to exterior; light toning to flaps; mylar wraps; cloth is clean; strong boards; text block has slight toning to exterior edges; writing to verso of ffep; interior clean.
London and Basingstoke: Macmillan Education Limited, 1978. first edition. Octavo; G/no-DJ paperback; green spine with orange & white text; covers have slight wear due to handling; exterior is intact with clean & sturdy panels; text block is lightly ivory toned w/light foxing & soiling on exterior edges; text pages are unmarked w/ tight binding; previous owner's name on title page; pp 122.
New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1997. First. Octavo; VG/VG-; Gray/off-white spine with black text; Dust jacket has sunned spine with slightly rubbed exterior; Boards are clean & strong; Text block has slightly smudged exterior edges; Previous owner's name on front & rear pastedowns; pp 361.
Portland, OR: Binfords & Mort, Publishers, 1965. Third Edition. Octavo; pp 304; G-/Fair; blue spine with red text; dust jacket has slightly sunned exterior; minor chips to corners; cloth shows moderate sunning to exterior, mostly to spine; strong boards; text block has slight age toning to exterior edges; illustrated endpapers; interior clean; inscribed by author.
Binghamton, NY: Sierra Club, 1964. Octavo; VG/VG; Ex Libris; Red spine with black text; DJ darkened by age, otherwise generally clean, general shelfwear and edgewear some rubbing to corners, scuff marks on the front cover, an small stains on the back cover; spine faded with age, DJ protected by plastic book jacket; Boards strong, clean; Textblock darkened by age otherwise clean, previous owners' bookplate affixed to front interior cover pastedown, foxing along the edges of the textblock; pp 175.
New York: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., 1993. first edition. Octavo; VG/VG; Blue spine with navy blue & white text; Dust jacket has slightly rubbed exterior, otherwise intact; Cloth has minor spotting on front but otherwise sturdy, clean and intact panels; Text block has unmarked pages and tight binding; pp 309. Signed.
New York and London: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; Chapman & Hall, Limited, 1927. Second. Octavo; G-/no-DJ; dark forest green spine with gold text; boards slightly brittle with light scuffing and staining to covers, fraying and bumping to corners, covers loosening from binding, binding visible inside front cover; free-end papers, paste-downs, and half-title page have considerable age toning, general textblock very slightly yellowed in margins, front free-end paper has name and information of previous owner, front paste-down has light brown staining in lower left corner, binding slightly loose; 447pp.
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.
London: Gleave for Lackington, Allen & Co., 1816. First edition. Thin, small octavo in green leather with gold frame and gilt; G/G-; front board detached, but binding strong; heavy discoloration on boards and general soiling from shelving; 5-band spine embossed and strong; previous owner's name on ffep; paper faded and clean; clean text in fairly large print; pp. 160; includes 9 plates in black and white; this book is a contribution and clarification on the lack of similar research in English on the subject; sold as is; shelved upstairs.
Boston: Martin Garrison & Co., 1884. Octavo; Fair-/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, brown with gold print; Boards in brown illustrated cloth with gold print, torn along hinges, tattered spine caps and corners, worn edges, stains and shelfwear to boards; Text block has vendor label on front flyleaf, penciled name on front endpapers, cracked hinges, foxing to edges, shaken binding; 1244 pages, frontispiece, “Illustrated with nearly 400 engravings and diagrams”.
New York and London: D. Appleton and Company, 1910. 10mo; pp 509; G/no-DJ; light blue spine with gilt and black text; gilt and black decorations to front; light ink to rear board; full title: A Short History of Natural Science and of the Progress of Discovery from the Time of the Greeks to the Present Day; cloth has slight sunning to exterior; moderate wear to edges; text block shows slight age toning to exterior edges; illustrated; tight binding.
Michigan State University Press, 1961. Octavo; G/no DJ; Ex-Library; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, black with gold print; Boards in black cloth with gold print, wear to corners and spine caps, shelfwear, call number inked out on spine; Textblock yellow-tinted top edge, vendor label on front flyleaf, library stamps to all edges and title page, rear end papers have library pocket and paper label affixed; xii, 340 pages.
New York: A.S. Barnes & Company, Inc., 1949. Octavo; G+/Fair; Sun faded white spine with black text; dust jacket has chipping to edges, rubbing to exterior and spine edges; cloth has slight sun fading to spine, light rubbing to exterior; text block shows moderate wear to exterior edges; interior clean;.
Leicester: Windward/W.H. Smith & Son Limited, 1982. Reprint. Small Quarto; VG/VG-; Off-white spine with black text; Dust jacket has slightly age toned exterior with minor wear at spine edges and lightly sunned spine otherwise without defect; Boards are lightly sunned with minor scratches on exterior, but panels are strong & sturdy; Text block shows slight shelf wear such as lightly age toned edges, otherwise pages are unmarked with tight binding; pp 160.
Easton: Canal History and Technology Press, 1994. Booklet; VG-/no-DJ paperback; Blue spine with black text; Covers have slight shelf wear just light sunning on exterior and minor edge wear, however panels are intact; sticker on rear; Text block shows slight wear on exterior edges due to age and handling with unmarked pages and tight binding; pp 112.
New York: Columbia University Press, 1939. Reprinted. Octavo; pp 582; G/no-DJ; dark green spine with gilt text; cloth has mild wear to exterior; strong boards; text block has light toning to exterior edges; light ink to p 17; ex-library with markings and stamps inside; good binding; illustrated with several charts;.
Boston & Cambridge MA: Houghton Mifflin Company / The Riverside Press, 1962. First Edtion, First Printing. 8vo., 368pp.; VG/VG-, spine green with white text; green cloth spine with gilt title; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price clipped; gift inscription on ffep; minor shelf wear and bumping, some chipping to head and tail of spine, corners; some water staining along rear hinge; text block clean; NB consignment; shelved case 10.
New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1907. First Edition. Octavo; pp 306; Fair/no-DJ; dark blue spine with gilt text; cloth shows significant wear to spine with fraying to edges; noticeable rubbing to exterior; rubbing to edges; heavy wear to corners; strong boards; text block some age toning to exterior edges; text block has some foxing to exterior edges; deckled edges; previous owner's name to front pastedown; cracking to gutters; frontispiece with tissue guard; illustrated with color plates and other photographs.
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.
Konecky & Konecky, 1995. First. Small folio; VG+/VG; white spine with black text; dustjacket clean, shows minimal edgewear with the exception of a small tear in the upper right corner of the back cover and slight fraying around other corners; boards are strong and clean; textblock clean, back free-end paper has small 1 inch piece of material torn from the top edge; 288pp. [Oversized book. Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates].
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1930. First edition. Octavo; First edition; G/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, blue with gold print, faded, paper label on plastic cover; Boards in clear plastic cover, blue cloth with gold print, wear to corners and spine caps, fading to spine and hinges; Text block has blue-tinted top edge (faded), small tears along hinge of front endpapers, frontispiece has mild spine break, else clean and tight; Includes account “Down the River of Doubt with Theodore Roosevelt”; xvi, 322 pages, frontispiece (port.), illustrated (b&w plates, folded map).
New York: Konecky & Konecky, 1995. Small quarto; pp 288; VG/VG-; white spine with black text; dust jacket shows slight rubbing to exterior; some wear to corners; cloth has light sunfading to exterior; strong boards; text block is clean; frontispiece; profusely illustrated; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
The Netherlands: VSP BV, 1995. First Printing. 8vo. VG - / - no DJ. mild red glossy wraps spine with white capitals for centered titling between smaller black editors and publisher. wear moderate to spine ends, a tad heavier to partly bumped softcover corners. general handling, covers as is. clear contents feature many figures within the chapters. mild, some gray discoloration to white PB outer edges. 685 pp. ISBN# 906764188X.