Bombay, Dehli, Calcutta & Madras: Oxford University Press, 1992. first. Octavo; VG/G; Off-white spine with red & blue text; Dust jacket is sunned with lightly rubbed exterior, slight edgewear, sticker residue on rear, black marker mark on rear; Small tear on rear; Boards have slight edgewear, otherwise clean and strong; Textblock is slightly age toned, remainder mark at tail exterior edge; pp 259.
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n. p. U.S. Department of the Interior, 1947. Small Quarto; pp 398; G-/no-DJ; dark blue spine with gilt text; cloth has moderate rubbing to exterior; rubbing to corners; smudges to exterior; lightly sunned spine; text block shows light toning to exterior edges; cracking to rear gutter; interior clean; maps in pouch to rear pastedown; profusely illustrated; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
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.
Los Angeles: Taschen GmbH, 2006. Large Quarto; pp 303; VG-/G; black spine with white text; dust jacket shows slight rubbing wear to exterior; minor chips to edges; cloth has slight wear to exterior; slight rubbing to edges; text block has light toning to exterior edges; frontispiece; interior clean; light bumping to tail edge; profusely illustrated; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders;.
New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1990. Quarto; pp 342; VG/VG; ivory spine with black text; white slip case shows slight wear to exterior, intact panels; dust jacket has very slight wear to exterior, slight rubbing to edges; cloth has slight sun fading to edges and spine, otherwise boards are clean and strong; text block shows slight wear to exterior edges, interior clean; Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
London: The Syndics of the Cambridge University Press, 1965, 1967, 1971. Small quarto; pp 684; VG-/G+; blue/green/red spine with beige text; 3 volumes - Fauna and Background, 1951-1961; The Cranium of Australopithecus (Zinjanthropus) Boisei; Excavations in Beds I & II, 1960-1963 ; slight sun fading and light rubbing to exteriors and edges, small tear to head edge of vol. 2, price clipping to front flaps; slight sunning to exterior cloth; light bumping to head fore corners, strong and clean panels; slight writing to front pastedown, tail edge of vol 1, otherwise clean text block exterior and interior; quite good condition; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
New York: Michael Friedman Publishing Group, Inc., 1998. Small quarto; VG/VG; green spine with white text; dust jacket shows minimal shelf wear with clean and intact exterior; cloth is very clean with just minor wrinkling at spine tail edge; text block has clean, crisp pages with tight binding; pp 144.
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.
Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame, 1970. Reprinted. Octavo; pp 594; G/no-DJ; dark blue spine with gilt text; cloth shows slight wear to exterior; minor scratches to front; strong boards; text block shows slight wear to exterior edges; interior clean; previous owner's name to ffep; profusely illustrated.
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: 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.
Cleveland and New York: International Fiction Library, 1905. 10mo; pp 243; G-/Fair; grayish beige spine with black text; dust jacket has some soiling to exterior; few chips to edges; light cracking to spine and fore edges; price clipped front flap; mylar wraps; cloth has slight staining to exterior; strong, clean boards; text block shows age toning to exterior edges; interior lightly toned;.
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.
Greenbelt, Maryland: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1998. Small Quarto; VG-/no-DJ paperback; White spine with black text; Covers darkened with age, otherwise clean, general shelfwear and edgewear, front cover and first 1/3 of textblock creased, back cover has small crease at the bottom, left-hand corner; Textblock clean, first 1/3 creased along with cover; pp 179.
New York: Harcourt, Brace, and Company, 1928. First Edition. Octavo, 235 pages; VG/VG; spine is beige with green lettering; dust jacket is in a mylar covering, has corners cut, has wear along the top and bottom edges, with chipping at the top and bottom of the spine, crinkling and several small closed tears; binding has minimal wear along the top and bottom edges, with minor bumping on the fore edge corners; pages have minor age toning, and minimal dust build up along the top edge; shelved case 10.
Rio de Janeiro: Arte Ensaio Editora, 2003. Bilingual Edition. Octavo (landscape); VG+/VG+; spine black with white lettering, green dot near head; dust jacket clean, very sturdy, minor rubbing on bottom edges from shelving, minimal other wear, no marks/stains, no tears; boards strong, very clean, rubbing on bottom corners, bumping on spine tail, minimal other wear; textblock clean, minimal wear, no writing/markings, no underlining/highlighting, full color pages with large photos, WRITTEN IN ENGLISH AND PORTUGUESE.
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.
New York, Chicago, San Francisco: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1968. first edition. Octavo; VG-/VG-; off-white/blue spine with black text; dust jacket has lightly sunned exterior; small tear at front head edge; cloth has slightly age toned head edge; exterior of panels have just slight wear & are strong and intact; text block has slightly age toned on exterior edges; previous owner's name on ffep; text pages are unmarked and are intact; pp 313.
West Newton: C. J. Maynard, 1918. 12vo; VG-/no-DJ; Grey spine with no text; Boards strong, spine cocked, boards have a few spots and minor edge wear, pastedowns age toned, hinges have thin tears on them, binding is strong; Textblock age toned, textblock head edge has a few small spots, interior clean; 177 pp.
Wainscott, NY & Sedgwick, ME: Pushcart Press, 2006. First Edition. Small Octavo: VG/VG: Gray spine with white text: DJ is clean with mild shelfwear, some foxing to interior: Boards are strong and clean with light edgewear, binding solid: Textblock exterior has some light dust staining to head and fore edges, title page signed by the author, rest of text unmarked: First Edition: 261 pp.
Stone Harbor, NJ: Meadow Run Press, 1996. First Edition, Second Printing. 8vo., 133 pp., VG; black cloth boards, gold lettering to spine; minimal wear to boards, very light foxing to text-block; interior pristine; boards protected by plastic wrapper, housed in dark green slipcase; black-and-white frontispiece and matte plates by Swan to interior; shelved Sports.
Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California, 1967. Quarto; vg/good+; dj, black text on white band over color undergrowth; HB, green cloth spine with black text; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 526 pp.; illus., maps, 205 figures, 25 color plates and tables; dj, lightly sunned; minor chipping; else very good.
London: Constable, 1928. Reprint Edition. Octavo; xiv; 64pp; 4pp; bound in full green cloth with gilt titles on top board and spine; fraying and wear to spine ends; less so to corners; a few splash spots to covers; prelims toned; mild scattered foxing; else a very good copy. [Spine; gilt title on green cloth].
Harrisburg: Pennsylvania Geological Survey Fourth Series, Bulletin M 20, 1934. Octavo; VG-/Hardcover; Green spine with gilt text; Heavy shelf wear and age to covers, bumping at the corners, fraying along spine head and base; Binding cocked, damp staining to page corners, age toning to pages; Age toning to text block exterior, text block clean; 729 pp.
Prado Norte, Mexico: Cemex, 1997. First English Edition. Tall quarto; full red cloth hardcover in black photo-illustrated dustjacket; some mild external wear and wrinkling; contents very good; profusely illustrated in color. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. [Spine; white titles on black]. Warning. Book is 12lbs. Can not ship via Economy International shipping. May require additional postage with Expedited/International orders.
Carbondale, Illinois: Southern Illinois University Press, 2006. First Edition. Octavo in cream boards, VG+/No DJ as issued, spine is cream with shiny copper text: minor shelfwear, some bumping to head and tail of spine, remainder mark to bottom edge of text block, bar code sticker affixed to rear cover. Includes many illustrations. Binding strong, illustrations and text clean. ISBN 10: 0809326701; ISBN 13: 9780809326709. A great gift for the monocot enthusiast! Shelve locked cases.
New South Wales. Australia: Surrey Beatty & Sons Pty Limited, March 1994. Australian Printing. tall Qto. VG-/VG. light pink and hot pink segments have titling separated, printed in black ink and decorative, thin black striping accents form head to tail. largely illustrated jacket with slim inner flaps. evergreen clothbound HB, imprinted black labels, gilt-stamped titling with gold accent bands. pen/pencil marks with marginal notation, underlining. 2 column textblock, illustrated with color and b/w figures. few small folded corners. as is. volume solid, bound neatly. complete in 404 pp. ISBN# 0949324485.
n.p. United States Department of the Interior, 1946. Large Octavo; pp 392; Fair/paperback; dark beige spine with black text; full title: The Colorado River: A Comprehensive Report on the Development of the Water Resources of the Colorado River Basin for Irrigation, Power Production, and other Beneficial Uses in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming; covers have noticeable wear to exterior; some black smudges to front; small chips to spine edges; thumbed corners; text block shows slight age toning to exterior edges; slight cracking to gutters; interior clean; profusely illustrated.
Los Angeles, Minneapolis: Design Center for American Urban Landscape, 1989. Folio; pp 102; VG-/paperback; black spiral bound; stiff black boards; gilt lettering to front; some mild rubbing to boards; light toning to interior edges; intact panels; text block shows light wear to exterior edges; interior clean; profusely illustrated; inscribed with author's initials to title page;.
San Francisco: Sierra Club, 1973. Folio; VG/VG-; DJ has general shelf wear, no major tears; Boards are clean, binding strong, corners sharp; Textblock has personal inscription and signature of author Charles E. Little, clean, free of underlining/highlighting; pp 128; May require extra pricing for international shipping.
London, UK: Faber and Faber Limited, 1951. First Edition. Octavo; VG-/VG-; First Edition; Green-ish spine with blue text; DJ protected by book jacket cover, DJ generally clean with some signs of aging such as fading and a few small stains; Boards strong and clean, textblock darkened and slightly stained with age, but generally clean; pp 118.
Hilton Head Island, SC: H.P. Publishing, Ltd., 2003. First edition. Small Quarto; pp 135; VG/VG; Dark green spine with white text; dust jacket has slight sun fading and light rubbing to exterior, sticker residue to rear, lightly bumped fore corner; cloth has slight wear to exterior, light bumping to fore corner; text block very slight wear to exterior edges, interior clean;.
Kawasaki-shi: Geological Survey of Japan, 1956. Large Octavo; G/no-DJ paperback; Beige spine with black text; Covers are age toned with sunned exterior and slight edgewear, front is embossed with stamp of Japan's Geological Survey; Errata sheet is inside front cover; Pouch with Plates I, 1953 inside rear cover; Textblock is age toned; pp 265.