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Lake Superior: Its Physical Character, Vegetation & Animals, Agasizz, Louis
1 Agasizz, Louis Lake Superior: Its Physical Character, Vegetation & Animals
Huntington, New York Robert E. Kreiger Publishing 1974 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good No DJ 
Very nice, clean book, tighly bound with no names or writing. Small spot of wear to back spine area i and two spots to front board visible only when turned in the light. Pages and page edges pristine.Beautifully illustrated throughout. Originally published in 1850. Agasizz was both a medical doctor and a scientist who specialized in natural history, specifically ichthyology, the study of fish. He is not to be confused with Louis Agasizz Fuertes, the ornithologist and painter of birds.Book has 428 pages, plus drawings at back of fish and insects. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Up Old Forge Way: West Canada Creek, Beetle, David H.
2 Beetle, David H. Up Old Forge Way: West Canada Creek
Utica, New York North Country Books 1984 0932052142 / 9780932052148 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
Very nice clean book with no bumps to boards and no wear to edges. Book is tightly bound and shows no names or wriitng. The jacket is likewise nice with no tears or chips and no price-clip. Only fault is a light bit of foxing to margins of back endflap and a light skim of same to back cover (see pictures). Overall, very nice. Measures 5-3/4" x 7-3/4" with 158 pages. Focus is on the Central Adirondack country with many beautiful black and white photographs throughout. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Herbs and the Earth: An Evocative Excursion Into the Lore and Legend of Our Common Herbs, Beston, Henry
3 Beston, Henry Herbs and the Earth: An Evocative Excursion Into the Lore and Legend of Our Common Herbs
New York David R. Godine Publishers 1990 Reprint Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
Lovely book, clean and bright inside and out with no creasing, no bumps to boards, and no names or writing .Book was initally published in 1935. There is also in this book a letter from the publisher laid-in which includes this paragraph, " The enclosed (the book) is a collector's item -- it was printed in letterpress, a rarely used printing process these days. All future printings will be done by offset, which will look as good, but won't have quite the same "feel." Book is illustrated throughout with woodcuts by John Howard Benson, all of which augment. The author is noted for his philosophical touch when writing of nature and its treasures. Book measures 6" x 8-1/4" and will arrive in brand new mylar. 144 pages. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Migrating Raptors of the World; Their Ecology and Conservation, Bildstein, Keith L.
4 Bildstein, Keith L. Migrating Raptors of the World; Their Ecology and Conservation
Ithaca, New York Cornell University Press 2006 97801441790 First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine 
Crisp as new book -- no defect. Pristine inside and out. Will arrive with brand new mylar cover to protect it. Beautiful photographs at center of book printed on coated paper in full color. Also illustrated with maps, charts, graphs and tables, as well as a few black and white photos. A new study on the migration patterns of birds of prey which also includes case studies of several raptor species illustrating how the migration strategies can be very different. The author also tells stories and findings from a dozen of the world's most important hawk-watchign sites.320 pages plus index. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Winners in Life's Race, Buckley, Arabella B.
5 Buckley, Arabella B. Winners in Life's Race
New York D. Appleton & Company 1883 Hard Cover Very Good 
Very nice copy indeed. Olive green boards are handsomely and crisply gilded at face and spine with a most decorative cover featuring animals in bright gold against a black scene of water and trees. Spine is likewise pictorial. Small bit of wear to crown and tail of spine and along rear hinge at back, though there is no interior cracking to hinges either front or back and book is tightly bound. No foxing, just mild toning to pages. A sequel to the author's previous book "Life and Her Children" which dealt with invertibrates. Very nicely illustrated throughout. Arabella Buckley was a British naturalist who specialized in adapting science for children with a strong emphasis on evolution. 387 pages. Indexed, plus ads for other books, including those by Darwin. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Contributions of the United States National Herbarium Volume 54:1-180; Floristic Checklist of the Mache-Chindul  Mountains of Northwestern Ecuador, Clark, John L.; Neill, David A.; Asanza, Mercedes
6 Clark, John L.; Neill, David A.; Asanza, Mercedes Contributions of the United States National Herbarium Volume 54:1-180; Floristic Checklist of the Mache-Chindul Mountains of Northwestern Ecuador
Washington D.C. Department of Botany; National Museum of Natural History 2006 Soft Cover New 
Crisp, BRAND NEW book still in original publisher's shrinkwrap.Part of a very large series compiled by the Smithsonian. We also have available Vol. 57: 1-172 and multiple copies of Vol.56 1:184. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Story of Hurricane Cleo, Compiled By Globe News Company
7 Compiled By Globe News Company The Story of Hurricane Cleo
Fort Lauderdale, Florida Globe News Company 1964 Soft Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Oversized booklet measuring 11" by 9" and featuring 58 pages lavishly illusated with black and white photographs of the disaster. Clean as a whistle inside and out with one tiny tear to outer edge of front cover. Includes significant text, as well as a very nice fold-out map which outlines the storm's path. Cleo blasted Key Biscayne and roared along the Florida coast via State Rte. 7 with winds gusting to 110 miles per hour. The devastation was enormous and included Storyland, a popular children's theme park of the day which was never rebuilt. The storm also marks the only time in its history that the Fort Lauderdale News (the precursor of the Sun-Sentinel) failed to publish. The power was out so long that pressmen were unable to melt the lead for the linotype machines. Employees and their finished, but unpublished, copy were forced to spend the night in the newspaper office sleeping on desk tops. Photos are wonderful -- among them are a lone mannequin standing in the window of a blown-out building with an amazed fireman gazing in, a desolate street strewn with women's shoes, and two forlorn men sitting outside a a Shell station which had, appropriately enough, lost it's S. Text is very well written and includes much detail. An interesting piece of Florida history. 
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The Genus Cypripedium (Botanical Magazine Monograph), Cribb, Phillip
8 Cribb, Phillip The Genus Cypripedium (Botanical Magazine Monograph)
Portland, Oregon Timber Press, Incorporated 1997 0881924032 / 9780881924039 Presumed First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
Very handsome book with only a few minor faults. The brown boards are clean and show only a tiny crease to the lower front corner. There's a small date written in the upper corner, but I will include a floral bookplate for you to use, or not, at your disceretion. The book is illustrated throughout with drawings in black and white and color photographs at the back. Book is a monograph covering what is commonly called the lady's slipper. Topics include: history, morphology, life history, cytology, phylogenetic relationships and biogeography, ecology, uses, conservation, and the Lady's Slipper Orchid in the British Isles. Book measures 6-1/4" x9-1/4" and has 301 pages including index. Look very handsome in brand new mylar cover. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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The Vascular Plants of Unglaciated Ohio, Cusick, Allison W.; Silberhorn, Gene M.
9 Cusick, Allison W.; Silberhorn, Gene M. The Vascular Plants of Unglaciated Ohio
Columbus, Ohio Ohio State University 1977 Volume 5, Number 4 Soft Cover Very Good 
Crisp clean book showing a light stain to lower front corner with no bleed-through to reverse side. Otherwise pristine inside and out with very white page edges. No names or writing. Measures 7"x10" and has 157 pages. Consists of a catalogue oif 2071 vascular plant species and hybrids of 141 families and 701 genera known from the floristic region of unglaciated Ohio, an area encompassing all oo portions of 33 counties in southern or eastern Ohio. Indexed to genus, species, hyprid and common name. Introductory material at front which also includes info on use of the catalog. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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The Lore of The Honey-Bee, Edwardes, Tickner
10 Edwardes, Tickner The Lore of The Honey-Bee
London, England Methuen & Company 1925 Later Printing Hard Cover Very Good No DJ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Nce, clean book tighly bound with no names or writing. -- just an embossed name to top of title page. Binding is solid with no defect to gutters either front or back. There are no bumps to corners and no defects of note save a small bit of light foxing to a couple page at front. Book is protected by heavy plastic wrapper. Twenty-four illustrations all of which have been collated and are present. Most are photograohs, but there is also art and a liookat a spread from Moses Rusner's Bee-Book. 281 pages including index. Measres 5" x 8". 
Price: 28.00 USD
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From Prairie To Field, Evans, Terry
11 Evans, Terry From Prairie To Field
Chicago Field Museum of Natural History 2002 Soft Cover Fine in VG Folder 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
This is a top drawer presentation for a folder and an art catalog. The folder itself is a lovely extra and, as you can see, the catalog is hand-sewn. It measures 9" x 10-1/2" and has twenty color plates. the topics are as follows: a common sunflower leaf, a drawer of eastern meadowlarks, river carpsuckers, zebra swallowtail butterflies, red-tailed hawks,three-awned grass, bullsnakes, great blue heron, sand bluestem, Eskimo curlew, Passerine bird bones, white lined sphinx moths, spiderwort, jackrabbit, drawer of northern cardinals, coneflower, ravens, common sunflower, prairie lizards and trumpeter swan. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Fossil Book: A Record of Prehistoric Life, Fenton, Carroll Lane; Fenton, Mildred Adams; Rich, Thomas Hewitt; Rich, Patricia Vickers
12 Fenton, Carroll Lane; Fenton, Mildred Adams; Rich, Thomas Hewitt; Rich, Patricia Vickers The Fossil Book: A Record of Prehistoric Life
Mineola, New York, U.S.A. Dover Pubns 1996 0486293718 / 9780486293714 Dover Reprint Soft Cover Fine 
Crisp, clean book with no spine crease and no names or writing. Crisp corners. A massive book beautifully and amply illustrated throughout with drawings and color plates -- more than 1500 images in all. An unabridged reprint which offers information on all aspects of fossils, their care, and what can be learned from them. 740 pages. Indexed. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Speleo Digest 1979, Garton, E. Ray & Mary Ellen et al
13 Garton, E. Ray & Mary Ellen et al Speleo Digest 1979
Huntsville, Alabama National Speleological Society 1979 IIssue # 24 Soft Cover Fine Condition 4to - over 9 
Very nice clean journal with no names or writing, calling out to cave explorers everywhere! Pages are pristine, there is no spine crease and it's tightly bound. It's also illustrated throughout with drawings. Includes descriptions of caves from many states in he U.S. plus Australia, Barbados, Canada, China, Guatemala, Mexico, Switzerland and Trinidad. Other topics include biology, geology, meteorology, cartography, cave camping, emergency equipment, lighting and vertical equipment. Just for fun there's also fiction, poetry and humor on the subject. Journal measures 8-1/2" x 11" and has 334 pages plus fold-out maps (see photos). 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Handbook of Liberian Ferns, Harleym, Winifred J.
14 Harleym, Winifred J. Handbook of Liberian Ferns
Ganta, Liberia Ganta Mission Card Cover Near Fine 
Book is perfect bound with no creasing to spine. Paper is crisp and clean inside and out and there is no cover lift and no names or writing. The only fault is a small bit of wear to corners of spine at top and bottom. Book measures 5-1/2"x 8" and has 114 pages. Many detailed drawings show the various specimens. Text is generous -- there is no date. Not commonly found. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Reef Creature Identification: Florida, Caribbean, Bahamas, Humann, Paul
15 Humann, Paul Reef Creature Identification: Florida, Caribbean, Bahamas
Jacksonville, Florida New World Publications 2001 1878348310 / 9781878348319 Enlarged Second Edition Soft Cover Fine In Clear Plastic Cover 
Crisp, clean, book -- clearly never used in the field. Nicely protected with clear heavy plastic jacket. Measures 6-1/4"x9-1/2" and has 420 pages, plus index and unused pages for keeping records of sightings. Book is a collaboration by 50 marine life scientists from 10 countries who assisted the authors. Wonderful color photos of specimens printed on coated paper throughout. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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A Place Called Aullwood (SIGNED By Author & Marie S. Aull), Knoop, Paul E. Jr.
16 Knoop, Paul E. Jr. A Place Called Aullwood (SIGNED By Author & Marie S. Aull)
Allan L. Horvath Publications 1996 0965415201 / 9780965415200 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall SIGNED
Crisp, clean copy which has not been price-clipped. No tears or chips to jacket which is most handsome in brand new mylar. Measures 9"x11-3/4" and is illustrated beautifully in full color with photographs by Allan L. Horvath. SIGNED by author, Paul Knoop, and by Marie S. Aull, who along with her husband John, bought the property bordering the Stillwater River in the early 1920's. It has since been given to the people of Dayton and Montgomery County, Ohio as a nature center. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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World Woods in Color, Lincoln, William Alexander
17 Lincoln, William Alexander World Woods in Color
New York Macmillan Pub Co 1986 0025723502 / 9780025723504 First Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
Crisp and clean inside and out -- no names or writing, no chips or tears, and no bumps to boards. Dustjacket will arrive in brand new mylar cover. Book offers information on over 275 commercial wood varieties from all over the world. Of interest to those interested in timber studies and also craftsmen using wood as their medium. Every specimen is pcitured in color with ibnformation beneath it. Book measures 7" x 10" and has 320 pages including index. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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18 Long, William J. Mother Nature; A Study of Animal Life and Death
New York Harper & Brothers 1923 First Edition Stated Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Bull, Charles Livingston 
Book is beautiful beaneath its dustjacket. Handsome green boards are crisp and clean as new with no wear or fading and nicely printed and ornamented in gilt at face and spine. Dustjacket shows a few small abrasions to front, tiny edgetears at crown and tail of spine and darkening to spine area only, but is most handsome in brand new mylar. Has not been price-clipped. Inside pages are lightly toned, but very clean with two small edge tears. Long was a United Church of Christ minister and popular naturalist of the early part of the 20th century. Here he posits that nature is not cruel, popular belief to the contrary, as everything follows what he terms "the natural law of cooperation." Chapters include: They Say Nature Is Cruel, The Struggle For Existence and Other Delusions, Mythical Terrors of the Wild, The Way of a Wolf, Do Animals Suffer Pain, Brute Instincts and Death in the Woods. Nicely enhanced by the eight color plates rendered by Charles Livingston Bull who also created the paste-on at front of dustjacket. 330 pages. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Water Voices from Around the World, Marks, William E. (Editor)
19 Marks, William E. (Editor) Water Voices from Around the World
Edgarton, MA William E. Marks Inc. 2007 0979304601 / 9780979304606 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
Crisp, clean copy with no names or writing. One tiny corner crease is only fault to book itself. Pages pristine. Dustjacket shows mild crease to upper rear edge, but has not been price-clipped and is most handsome in brand new mylar cover. A compendium of over 390 lavish color photographs and letters from people all over the world sharing their knowledge of the earth's water. Some are ordinary people, others Nobel and Stockholm Water Prize winners. A three year project to celebrate a precious, but too often compromised, natural resource. 228 pages. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Collected Works of Sigurd F. Olson  The Early Writings 1921-1934; The College Years  1935-1944  (two volumes), Olson, Sigurd F.; Link Mike (editor)
20 Olson, Sigurd F.; Link Mike (editor) The Collected Works of Sigurd F. Olson The Early Writings 1921-1934; The College Years 1935-1944 (two volumes)
Stillwater, Minnesota Voyageur Press Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
Very handsome books, both purchased from the same previous owner. Volume I, published in 1988 is a second printing, volume II published in 1990 is a first printing. At the time the second book came out there were three additional volumes in the works. Books are both crisp and clean with no bumps to boards and no names or writing. Jackets are liekwise clean and fresh with no price-clips and will arrive in brand new mylar covers. Books are nicely illustrated by Dan Metz with editing by Minnesota naturalist, Mike Link. 562 collective pages. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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