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A LAND

By: Hawkes, Jacquetta

Price: $27.37

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1951

Order Number: 11213

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Wear and small open tears to DJ; Humankind's relationship with nature; B&W Illustrations; 8vo; 248 pages View more info

Image for THE ATLANTIC SHORE Human and Natural History from Long Island to Labrador

THE ATLANTIC SHORE Human and Natural History from Long Island to Labrador

By: Hay, John; Farb, Peter

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row, Publishers: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 17007

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


DJ with very light foxing. Boards with small paper spots ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo; 246 pages View more info

J. & E. HALL LTD.

By: Hesketh, Everard

Price: $174.81

Publisher: Glasgow, University Press: 1935

Order Number: 14419

Condition: Good+


Significant dampstaining, affecting text. Wear to extremities. Previous owner's name to front endpaper. Binding not tight ; the company pioneered early techniques in refrigeration; 8vo; 58 pages View more info

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HEADS AND TALES

By: Hoffman, Malvina

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1936

Order Number: 1527

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


Lengthy sections on East Asia and South East Asia; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 416 pages View more info

HEADS AND TALES

By: Hoffman, Malvina

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1937

Order Number: 3160

Condition: Very Good+


Binding could be tighter; Lengthy sections on East Asia and South East Asia; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 416 pages View more info

Image for EARTHQUAKE HAZARDS AND THE DESIGN OF CONSTRUCTED FACILITIES IN THE EASTERN UNITED STATES

EARTHQUAKE HAZARDS AND THE DESIGN OF CONSTRUCTED FACILITIES IN THE EASTERN UNITED STATES

By: Jacob, Klaus H. & Turkstra, Carl J. [editors]

Price: $38.15

Publisher: New York, New York Academy of Sciences: 1989

Order Number: 14468

ISBN: 0897664949

Condition: Very Good+


A scholarly study of earthquakes vis a vis building design in the Eastern US ; Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences; Vol. 558; 8vo; 457 pages View more info

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RETURN TO THE IRRAWADDY

By: Kingdon-Ward, Frank

Price: $138.84

Publisher: London, Andrew Melrose: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 15063

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


Significant open tears to DJ; Plant-gathering expedition to what was then Northern Burma. With one fold-out map, one diagram and 46 illustrations ; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 224 pages View more info

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A LA DECOUVERTE DES FRESQUES DU TASSILI (At the Discovery of the Tassili Frescoes)

By: Lhote, Henri

Price: $102.88

Publisher: Paris, Arthaud: 1958

Order Number: 14442

Condition: Very Good+


Wear to extremities. Binding not stitched particularly tightly, perhaps by design ; First discovered in 1933 in the Tassili n'Ajjer mountain range in Algiers. Limited to 740 copies of which this is # 434 ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo; 268 pages View more info

TORCH OF CIVILIZATION The Story of Man's Conquest of Darkness

By: Luckiesh, Matthew

Price: $70.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1940

Order Number: 2551

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


DJ top and bottom part missing. One chip to top spine, internally near fine; INSCRIBED by the author; 8vo; 269 pages View more info

Image for THE CHANGING LAND A Look At the Primordial

THE CHANGING LAND A Look At the Primordial

By: MacGregor, Alasdair Alpin

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Bath, Kingsmead Press: 1973

Order Number: 14443

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Wear & chipping with spotting to DJ ; Harbors blocked by the tide, marshlands vanishing in one generation, and our ever-changing world ; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 120 pages View more info

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VERDICT ON SCHWEITZER The Man Behind the Legend of Lambarene

By: McKnight, Gerald

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, The John Day Company: 1964

Order Number: 14959

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Browning and chipping to DJ. Previous owner's name to front free endpaper; An interesting take on Dr. Schweitzer--author McKnight feels that his reputation is overblown in that he did not enlarge or modernize his facilities, and was felt by some to treat his patients with condescension, among other questions about his stature and practices; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 254 pages View more info

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THE WAGON AND THE STAR A Study of American Community Initiative

By: Mead, Margaret & Brown, Muriel

Price: $20.17

Publisher: New York, Rand McNally: 1966

Order Number: 14423

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Slight wear to DJ. Newspaper clippings laid in, causing browning to endpapers and flaps ; Americans working together to solve the problems and meet the needs of the community. Very different than today's 'I got mine' mentality ; 8vo; 215 pages View more info

ECLIPSES OF THE SUN

By: Mitchell, S. A.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Columbia University Press: 1924

Edition: Second Edition

Order Number: 11593

Condition: Very Good+


Light wear to extremities. Binding could be tighter ; A look at eclipses and the sun, as they were known in the 1920s ; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 452 pages View more info

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FROM KNOW-HOW TO NOWHERE The Development of American Technology

By: Morison, Elting E.

Price: $30.96

Publisher: New York, Basic Books, Inc.: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 13013

ISBN: 0465025803

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Sunning and one small open tear to DJ ; INSCRIBED ('Elting') to front free endpaper. The development of techniques in building & manufacturing; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 199 pages View more info

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A WHALE FOR THE KILLING

By: Mowat, Farley

Price: $20.17

Publisher: Montreal, McClelland & Stewart: 1972

Order Number: 14465

ISBN: 0771065701

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Slight dampstaining, tape repair, and slight chipping to DJ. Bookplate to verso of front free endpaper. Browning and previous owner's name to half-title page. Previous owner's name sticker to verso of rear endpaper ; In 1967 a rare fin whale became trapped in a lagoon off the coast of Newfoundland which set off a frenzy versus those who whished to save the creature and those who wished to kill it. Clippings laid in ; 8vo; 239 pages View more info

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MAN AMONG THE STARS

By: Muller, Wolfgang D.

Price: $27.37

Publisher: New York, Criterion Books: 1957

Order Number: 14432

Condition: Very Good


Wear to extremities. Apparent dampstaining to book edges and DJ, not affecting text; An examination of future prospects in space at the dawn of the exploration era; B&W Illustrations; 8vo; 307 pages View more info

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PEASANTS & POTTERS

By: Peake, Harold & Fleure, Herbert John

Price: $66.92

Publisher: New Haven, Yale University Press: 1927

Order Number: 14460

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Chipping & open tears to price clipped DJ. Bookplate to front pastedown; Prehistoric cultures and the development of pottery ; The Corridors of Time; B&W Illustrations; 8vo; 152 pages View more info

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SATURN AND ITS SYSTEM

By: Proctor, Richard A.

Price: $210.77

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1882

Edition: Second Revised Edition

Order Number: 12464

Condition: Very Good+


Discolored pattern to rear board. Slight foxing. Bookplate to front pastedown; Amazingly detailed study of Saturn, especially considering the year of publication; Steel engraving; 8vo; 211,32 pages View more info

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FOLLOW THE WHALE

By: Sanderson, Ivan T.

Price: $23.77

Publisher: Boston, Little Brown & Company: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 14444

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Wear & chipping to DJ with small open tears; Armed only with lances, in a pitifully small boat, a handful of men go up against one hundred tons of leviathan; 8vo; 423 pages View more info

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MAN IN SEARCH OF HIS ANCESTORS The Romance of Paleontology

By: Senet, Andre

Price: $20.17

Publisher: New York, McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc.: 1956

Order Number: 14466

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Chipping & open tears to DJ; Then-recent discoveries of antiquities created new interest in the origins of species ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo; 274 pages View more info

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THE SPICE ISLANDS VOYAGE The Quest for Alfred Wallace, the Man Who Shared Darwin's Discovery of Evolution

By: Severin, Tim

Price: $30.96

Publisher: New York, Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc.: 1998

Order Number: 14458

ISBN: 0786705183

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


To the exotic islands of equatorial Indonesia in a replica of the boat Wallace sailed in the 1850s ; Color Photographs; 8vo; 267 pages View more info

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ELECTRIC EEL CALLING

By: Shackelford, Shelby

Price: $41.75

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 14445

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Wear & chipping to price clipped DJ. Endpapers browned. Binding could be tighter; Author Shackelford, whose illustrations enliven the book, journeyed to Santa Maria de Belem, in Brazil near the mouth of the mighty Amazon to research electrophorus electricus, or the electric eel ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo; 258 pages View more info

DUTCH BULBS & GARDENS

By: Silberrad, Una & Lyall, Sophie

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, A & C Black: 1909

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 1656

Condition: Very Good


Endpapers browning and with hinges started ; In orange cloth with gilt title on front and spine. Front has a gilt-stamped windmill and barn as well as two gilt tulips on either side of the title. 24 tissue guarded color illustrations; Watercolor; 8vo; xii, 176 pages View more info

THE HUNTERS AND THE HUNTED

By: Sitwell, Sacheverell

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1948

Order Number: 8866

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Wear to DJ including small closed tears. Front DJ flap strangely cut but price intact; B&W Illustrations; 8vo; 314 pages View more info

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THE SEASONS OF AMERICA PAST

By: Sloane, Eric

Price: $23.77

Publisher: New York, Funk & Wagnalls: 1988

Edition: Facsimile

Order Number: 14213

ISBN: 030870049x

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Slight wear & chipping to DJ; Originally published in 1958, this facsimile edition was published thirty years on. All about the folly of rushing nature; presciently, a warning about the unhealthy effects of processed food and hormones & antibiotics being introduced into nature ; B&W and Color Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 150 pages View more info

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A WALK THROUGH THE YEAR

By: Teale, Edwin Way

Price: $16.58

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Company: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 13603

ISBN: 0396076211

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Slight wear to DJ. Occasional foxing; Nature writer Teale walks us through one year of seasons at his New England homestead ; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 408 pages View more info

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DISCOVERY OF LOST WORLDS

By: Thorndike, Joseph J. [editor]

Price: $23.77

Publisher: New York, American Heritage Publishing Co.: 1979

Order Number: 14403

ISBN: 0828103089

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Slight wear to price clipped DJ. Sticker residue to front free endpaper; An odyssey of revelations with archaeologists; B&W Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 352 pages View more info

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THE CITY GARDENER

By: Truex, Philip

Price: $30.96

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Order Number: 12702

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


DJ slightly browned with one small open tear. Slight staining to bottom edge ; the indispensible guide to gardening in the city; 8vo; 344,xi pages View more info

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ANNUAL REPORT OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION

By: Various

Price: $30.96

Publisher: Washington, Government Printing Office: 1944

Order Number: 14425

Condition: Very Good+


Some spotting to boards; Covering the expenditures and acquisitions by the Institution for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1943; 8vo; 609 pages View more info

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ANNUAL REPORT OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION

By: Various

Price: $27.37

Publisher: Washington, Government Printing Office: 1916

Order Number: 14431

Condition: Very Good+


Slight spotting to boards. Binding not tight ; Covering the expenditures and acquisitions by the Institution for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1915; 8vo; 215 pages View more info