Published by Wilmington, De, 1916
,132,pp. Many halftones. Frontis. Original half calf and cloth. Spine sunned, backstrip nearly detached but hinges intact. Trace of foxing on endpapers. Good. A guide to the breeding of pheasants, with advice on hunting, preparing and marketing the bird as well.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM18461
Publication Date: 1956
xvi,169pp. Illustrated with photos. Original cloth in slightly chipped dust jacket, a very good copy. Contains material on the natural wonders of Arizona, historical sketches of old towns, outlaws and the Hopi Indians.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM16673
Published by Cooper Ornithological Club, Hollywood, Ca., 1914
133pp. including a map. Printed wrappers. One-inch chip at toe of spine, splitting along the lower joints, rubbed. Pencil notes in margins. Still a very good copy. Lists 362 birds and their status, as residents of or migrants to the state. Also includes a list of twenty-four "hypothetical birds" including the California Condor. Number 10 in the Cooper Ornithological Club's series on "Pacific Coast Avifauna.".
Seller Inventory # WRCAM28590
Published by New York, 1952
120pp. plus plates (some in color). Quarto. Cloth. Fine. Lacks the dust jacket. Reproduces Audubon drawings of insects, moths and reptiles created in the bayou regions of New Orleans and Natchez.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM25655
Published by Banks, Upshaw and Company, Dallas, 1935
,274pp. Contemporary pictorial cloth. Fine. A children's book that encourages "boy and girl readers" to "keep your eyes and ears alert, you can find here the most interesting wild things in America." With many photographs and illustrations.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM26196
Published by Washington, 1889
405pp. Folding map. Cloth. Hinges worn. Internally good. Prepared with C. Hart Merriam. The "Columbian Exchange" of New World and Old World animals is always fascinating. When one considers the horse, the potato, and various diseases, the effect of the mingling strains is intense. This is especially true in the case of a pest like the European pigeon, the black rat, and the English sparrow. A pioneering study. With the compliments slip of J.M. Rousk, Secretary of Agriculture.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM7615
Published by Norman, 1964
488,pp. Color frontis. Illus. Cloth. Fine. In slightly worn dust jacket. Biography of the famed naturalist.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM5315
Published by Washington, 1911
xxiii,859pp. plus thirty-three plates. Original printed wrappers, rear wrapper detached. Spine bit chipped. Internally clean. Good overall, partially unopened. In a green cloth case, leather label. Part five of Ridgway's eight-volume masterpiece. Ridgway was curator of birds at the Smithsonian, and published many important works on American ornithology. "One of the greatest works on systematic ornithology ever written, won the Brewster Medal of the American Ornithologists' Union" - DAB. DAB XV, p.598.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM25469
Published by Oak Spring Garden Library, Upperville, Va., 1989
xxvii,147pp. plus many plates, some in color. Color frontis. Quarto. Cloth. As new. In dust jacket. A sumptuously prepared catalogue of rare tree books housed the garden library of Mrs. Paul Mellon.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM53102
Published by The John Carter Brown Library, Providence, 2004
xxvi,184pp. Profusely illustrated. Quarto. Stiff pictorial wrappers. New. A highly-informed and wide-ranging study of nature writing in the 18th century, covering North and South America, and the West Indies. With a historical overview, biographies of the leading writers, and fine illustrations.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM39299
Published by Washington, 1915
p. plus plate. Folio. Fine. Sets aside Dungess Spit, Washington, as a bird refuge.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM17464
Published by J.U. & C.G. Lloyd, Cincinnati, 1900
Two volumes bound in one volume. 10,vii,49,iv pp. plus one plate; xvi,53,vii pp. Printed wrappers. Wrappers worn, with tears. Previous owners plate is on inside cover. Good. Reprint of Barton's 1798 and 1804 essays.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM41074
Published by Cedar Rapids, Ia, 1950
67pp. plus plate. Frontis. Original cloth backed paper boards, paper label. Near fine. In original glassine, moderately chipped. Bay's informal listing of 100 important books of natural history exploration around the world. From an edition limited to 400 copies, privately printed for the friends of the Torch Press.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM32083
Published by William Reese Company and Donald A. Heald, New Haven & New York, 2002
,384pp. plus numerous illustrations and color insert. Quarto. Cloth. Fine. In pictorial dust jacket. "A GUIDE TO AUDUBON'S Birds of America provides a comprehensive yet easily accessible tour through the maze of nomenclature difficulties in Audubon's great works. A brief historical introduction recounts significant events in Audubon's life and discusses the techniques used in the creation of the double elephant folio. Detailed descriptions of each print include: the current name of the bird according to the most recent data.; the name (if any) on Audubon's original painting.; name of the bird in the octavo and Bien editions; and brief accounts of pertinent historical data" (dust jacket). An essential Audubon reference book.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM32756
Published by [Washington], 1915
p. Map. Folio, about fine. The establishment of the Ediz Hook Reservation. Rough map depicts location of the refuge near the north shore of the state of Washington.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM17437
Published by Sacramento, 1886
45pp. Tables. Original printed wrappers. A few corners turned, otherwise a fine copy. Issued as an appendix document to the University of California College of Agriculture report for 1886.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM412
Published by Ardsley, 1979
26pp. Facsimiles. Frontis. Quarto. Gilt cloth. Near fine. From an edition limited to 400 copies, signed by the editor, Michael Zinman. This volume presents, for the first time, two widely differing texts by the famous naturalist.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM25072
Published by The John Carter Brown Library, Providence, 2004
xxvi,184pp. Profusely illustrated. Quarto. Cloth, gilt. New. A highly-informed and wide-ranging study of nature writing in the 18th century, covering North and South America, and the West Indies. With a historical overview, biographies of the leading writers, and fine illustrations.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM39298
Published by Harper & Brothers, New York, 1849
Two parts bound in one volume. vii,120; ,126pp. plus frontispieces. Contemporary brown cloth, boards stamped in blind, spine gilt. Hinges cracked, light edge and corner wear. Light foxing. About very good. A series of fifteen essays on important inventions, beginning with the compass and ending with the telegraph. Other topics include printing, the telescope, the steam engine and the railroad. Well illustrated with a number of woodcut engravings. Timbs wrote a number of works of popular science.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM52210
Published by The Smith-Brooks Printing Co. for the Van Noy Inter-State Company, Denver, 1922
pp. Oblong folio. Publisher's textured brown wrappers, gilt titles on front cover, saddle- stitched. Minor shelf wear, lightly-bumped corners, a few creased. Very good. A superbly-illustrated promotional viewbook highlighting majestic scenery across Colorado and Utah in the early 20th century. A great number of the substantially-sized photographs feature a group of people in an automobile travelling along the highway. Locations pictured in the book include Colorado Springs and Pike's Peak, the Mount of the Holy Cross, the Rapids and the Hanging Lake near Glenwood Springs, Cliff Palace in Mesa Verde National Park, Toltec Gorge, Bryce Canyon, Mount Timpanogos, the Devil's Curve, Isabelle Glacier, Clear Creek Canyon, Sensation Point, Wild Cat Point, Bear Creek, and others. An interesting juxtaposition of 20th-century technology encroaching on the grandeur of the American West.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM53394
Published by New York, 1895
v,180pp. Contemporary half leather with marbled boards, rebacked. Foxing on endpapers, otherwise interior is bright. Previous owner's plate and inscription. Very good. A history of gardening in the New England colonies.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM41110
Published by Williams & Watkins Company, Baltimore, 1925
xxi,,146pp., plus folding map and seventy- six color plates. Quarto. Original brown faux leather, front board and spine gilt. Light edge and spine wear. Later gift inscription, ownership and bookseller's labels on front free endpapers. Light tanning to text, plates fine. About very good, overall. Profusely illustrated descriptions of Florida bird life and their relation to the state's agriculture.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM53274
Published by [Albany, 1906
16pp. including illustrations. Original printed pictorial wrappers. Minor edge wear and toning. Very good. A promotional pamphlet for Spiegel's healthful beaver oil masquerading as Beaver 101. Good use of graphics in advertisement. Scarce. Not on OCLC.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM32089
Published by Published by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, [Boston], 1932
vi pp. plus ninety-three color plates. Folio. Original gilt green cloth. Very good. Reproduces color plates originally made for Edward Howe Forbush's BIRDS OF MASSACHUSETTS AND OTHER NEW ENGLAND STATES.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM25526
Published by Berlin, 1857
,-285pp. plus folding plate. Quarto. Contemporary leather backstrip and cloth. Amateur tape reinforcement to spine, two tiny library stamps to verso of plate. Very good. First edition of this scarce report on the varieties of North American deer, demonstrating a keen interest in the natural history of the Americas in the mid-19th century. The author travelled widely as the curator of the Zoological Museum in Berlin. This brief is based on earlier reports from the likes of Lt. Whipple and the work of the museum's agent who dispatched specimens from St. Louis. The folding plate is a duochrome lithograph of twelve varieties of American deer antlers. OCLC locates about a dozen copies worldwide, with only five institutional holdings in the United States. OCLC 9625868.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM48902
Published by Oak Spring Garden Library, Upperville, Va., 1997
lxxiii,427,pp. Color frontis. Illustrated with facsimiles (many in color). Large quarto. Gilt cloth in dust jacket. New. Beautifully printed catalogue of books and manuscripts from a great flower book collection.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM22944
Published by Philadelphia & London, 1915
xvi,462pp. plus plates. Frontis. Gilt cloth. Slight edge wear, some light foxing of plates, else about fine, partially unopened. Baird was very interested in biological research and was instrumental in creating the U.S. Fish Commission. He also served for a time as Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. This biography stresses his early accomplishments and prints correspondence with notables such as Audubon, Agassiz and Dana. TOURVILLE 1166. RICKS, p.77.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM10128
Published by Boston, 1891
,iv,226pp. including in-text illustrations, plus ten handcolored plates. Original green cloth, stamped in gilt. A few small stains on front board, slight wear along spine and at corners. Previous owner's stamp on front and rear pastedowns. Internally neat and clean. A very good copy. A detailed work of lepidoptery, describing more than 600 butterflies and moths found in North America. Each entry gives the characteristics of the specimen, also locating their habitats and the times in which they flourish. Each of the colored plates contains illustrations of several types of butterflies. Trained as a taxidermist, Maynard held a lifelong interest in natural history. He was an experimenter in color printing and supervised all the color work for his numerous books, including THE BIRDS OF FLORIDA (1872-78), THE BIRDS OF EASTERN NORTH AMERICA (1881), and EGGS OF NORTH AMERICAN BIRDS (1890). BM NATURAL HISTORY III:1274. BENNETT p.73.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM34033
Published by Johnson Publishing Company, Boulder, Co, 1973
xix,235pp. Illustrated with plates. Original cloth, housed in slipcase. Modern bookplate on front pastedown, else fine. John Howland was a frontier soldier, artist, miner and scout. He painted scenes from the Plains during what might be styled the end of the romantic period of the western frontier. This is probably the only work dedicated to the life and work of this once well known American artist. Beautifully illustated with reproductions of Howland's works, especially of animals, scenes from the Plains and Indians.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM44454
Published by Washington, 1890
398pp. Folding maps and plates. Illus. Modern cloth, leather label. Very good. A government report of the greatest significance, being one of the first attempts to systematically record water resources on the Great Plains.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM4230