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A Natural History of English Song-Birds, and Such of the Foreign as are usually brought over and esteem'd for their Singing. To which are added, Figures of the Cock, Hen and Egg of each Species, copied from Nature, by Mr. Eleazar Albin (...), Albin, Eleazar
1 Albin, Eleazar A Natural History of English Song-Birds, and Such of the Foreign as are usually brought over and esteem'd for their Singing. To which are added, Figures of the Cock, Hen and Egg of each Species, copied from Nature, by Mr. Eleazar Albin (...)
London Printed for C. Ware 1759 no Full Leather Fair No Jacket Eleazar Albin 
Stated third edition. Full title: A Natural History of English Song-Birds, and Such of the Foreign as are usually brought over and esteem'd for their Singing. To which are added, Figures of the Cock, Hen and Egg of each Species, copied from Nature, by Mr. Eleazar Albin, and curiously engraven on Copper. Also, a particular Account how to order the Canary-Birds in Breeding; likewise their Diseases and Cure. Full leather, dark calf with minor gilt banding along the extremities and 5 raised bands on the spine. 99 pages plus a one page advertisement in the rear. 3 leaves including frontis at the front, plus 1 bird illustrations preceding the first page of the text. 23 illustrations present, including 22 bird plates and a frontis. LACKING one plate. Plates include a sketch of the various birds' eggs. A general look at various English song-birds, describing their attributes, breeding habits, etc. Includes studies of various finches, larks, the robin, wren, yellowhammer, nightingale, etc. In FAIR condition. Front cover DETACHED, with the rear hanging by threads. Mostly minor scuffing to the covers, with a few spots on the front cover, a bit deeper and perhaps the result of worming. Heavy scuffing to the extremities with the leather worn at the corners and head and foot of the spine. Worming present in the leather at the upper compartment at the head of the spine. Some bumping along the extremities. Text block solid with minor general tanning to the pages, and minor scattered foxing and soiling. A few faint dog-ear creases present. Upper right corner of the title page cut away in the shape of a rectangle. Several ownership inscriptions/signatures/stamps present to the first endpaper, frontis, title and introductory page. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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2 Barnes, Phineas; Howe, Henry M; Williams, George H. et al Bulletins of the United States Geological Survey Vol. IV. Department of the Interior. 49th Congress, 2d Session. Mis. Doc. No. 163. House of Representatives
Washington Government printing Office 1887 no Half Leather Good No Jacket 
Half leather with marbled boards and endpapers. 1095 pages. With black and white plates and illustrations, as well as a fold out geological map. A collection of bulletins, numbers 24 through 30, issued by the US Geological Survey. This includes a list of marine Mollusca from between Cape Hatteras and Cape Roque, including the Bermudas; the technical condition of the steel industry; copper smelting; work done in the division of Chemistry and Physics; the Gabbros and Associated Hornblende Rocks in the neighborhood of Baltimore; fresh water invertebrates of the North American Jurassic; second contribution to the studies of Cambrian Faunas of North America. GOOD+ condition. Leather scuffed along the spine, hinges and extremities. Uneven fading and darkening. Minor scuffing to the covers. Interior clean and solid. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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3 Barnes, Phineas; Howe, Henry M; Williams, George H. et al. Bulletins of the United States Geological Survey Vol. III. Department of the Interior. 49th Congress, 1st Session. Mis. Doc. No. 33. House of Representatives.
Washington Government Printing Office 1885 no Half Leather Good No Jacket 
Half leather with marbled boards and endpapers. Over 488 pp. With black and white plates and illustrations. A collection of bulletins, numbers 15 through 23, issued by the US Geological Survey. This includes notes on the Mesozoic and Cenozoic Paleontology of California; higher Devonian Faunas of Ontario County, New York; marine Eocene, fresh water Miocene and other fossil Mollusca of Western North America, stratigraphy of California; contributions to the mineralogy of the Rocky Mountains, the lignites of the Great Sioux Reservation, new Cretaceous fossils from California, etc. GOOD+ condition. Leather scuffed along the spine, hinges and extremities. Uneven fading and darkening. Minor scuffing to the covers. Interior clean and solid. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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4 Bolton, Mark An Atlas of Wintering Birds in the Western Algarve 1986-87. A Rocha Occasional Publication Number 1
England No Publisher 1987 no Original Wraps Very Good Signed by Author
Original wraps. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on inside front cover. 82 pages including index. Black and white illustrations of birds throughout, as well as small maps indicating areas birds are located. Brief descriptions of the birds included. 4 pieces of paper ephemera regarding birding in the Algarve laid in. In VERY GOOD condition. Some soiling and rubbing to the covers. Minor wear to the extremities. Slight musty odor to book. Text clean and solid. VERY GOOD condition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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5 Borror, Arthur C.; Holmes, David W. Breeding Birds of the Isles of Shoals
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A. Shoals Marine Laboratory 1990 no Spiral Bound Good 
A revised, expanded and updated version of the 1980 issue. Spiral bound trade paperback. 76 pages. With a few small illustrations. A small study of breeding birds on the Isles of Shoals off the coast of New Hampshire, giving species types and amount of breeding pairs where known. In GOOD+ condition. Minor soiling and scuffing to the covers. Noticeable diagonal crease present on the front and rear cover. Faint crease present to the pages. Interior otherwise clean and solid. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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6 Colby, Forrest H. Forest Protection and Conservation in Maine.
Lewiston, ME Journal Printshop and Bindery, printer. 1919 no Cloth Good No Jacket 
Blue/green illustrated cloth. 163 pp. Black and white photos throughout. A work drawing on statistics and research into land and farming practices in the forests of Maine, highlighting harmful or dangerous practices that led to forest fires, deforestation etc. With photos of old farms, burned out forests, etc. GOOD condition. Large area of white paint splatter on the rear cover. General fading, some scuffing and soiling. Light edgewear. Two ownership signatures present. Small area of dampstaining/wrinkling to the upper corner of the pages in the center of the book. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7 Crosby, William O. Common Minerals and Rocks. Guides for Science-Teaching. No. V. Boston Society of Natural History
Boston Ginn, Heath and Co 1883 no Original Wraps Good 
Printed wraps. 131pp. With a fold out chart. Part of a series of guides designed to accompany lectures in public schools. A guide to the properties and identification of various rocks and minerals. GOOD condition with moderate darkening along the wrapper extremities. Minor soiling and uneven fading. Light wrinkling. Interior solid with minor browning. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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8 Elizabeth, Charlotte Floral Biography; or chapters on Flowers
New York Baker and Scribner 1847 no Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
Fourth American edition. With chapters on the evening primrose, the shamrock, the snow drop, the hyacinth, the Christmas rose and many others. No illustrations. In GOOD+ condition with a striking binding. Bound in dark cloth, the book has a rather ornate gilt decoration on the binding. This is now somewhat faded but still attractive. Two small chips missing from it near the top. Light soiling to the book covers. Corners bumped; spine a bit pulled. Inner text clean and solid with foxing throughout, nothing major that affects readability. Some pages faded but again, still readable. Charming little book in GOOD+ condition with a nice binding decoration. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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9 Flagg, Wilson The Woods and By-Ways of New England.
Boston James R. Osgood and Company 1872 no First Edition Cloth Good No Jacket Ex-Library 
First edition. Brown cloth with minor decorations. Xviii, 442 pp. With several black and white collotype photos of trees throughout, all present as called for. A work recalling the life and natural settings of New England in the 19th century, primarily by focusing on the various native trees found in New England and their surrounding habitat. GOOD condition. EX-LIBRARY. Call numbers in white on the spine and some stamping in the interior. Area of discoloration/dampstaining to the lower front cover. General fading, some darkening, minor soiling and a few small stains to the covers. Cloth scuffed and frayed along the extremities. Lengthy annotation to the inside front cover and first endpaper, with an ownership inscription. Interior hinges cracked. Faint intermittent dampstain along the lower edge in the interior. A few pages with offsetting from items laid in. Sabin 24662. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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10 Gibson, William Hamilton Happy Hunting-grounds
Harper and Brothers 1887 no Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
Harper and Brothers. 1887. 1886 on copyright page. Unsure if a first edition. With illustrations by the author. GOOD+ condition. Moderate soiling and some darkening to the covers. Heavy darkening to the spine. Minor to moderate edgewear including bumping and fraying. Some small red spots on the front cover. Inner text clean and tight with the pages browning somewhat. A nice copy of this tribute to the woods and fields in GOOD+ condition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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11 Goodale, George L. Concerning a Few Common Plants. Part I and II. Guides for Science-Teaching. No. II. Boston Society of Natural History
Boston Published by the Boston Society of Natural History 1879 no Original Wraps Good 
Printed wraps. 61 pp between the two volumes. Part of a series of guides designed to accompany lectures in public schools. This pamphlet provides a general overview of the life and parts of various common plants. GOOD condition with uneven browning to the wraps. Minor soiling and wrinkling. Interior solid with minor browning. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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12 Greene, Rev. Harvey B. (compiler) Pressed Flowers from the Holy Land.
Lowell, MA Harvey B. Greene, Publisher no Wraps Good 
no date, perhaps circa 1899. Light green wraps. Unpaginated. 32 pp., including title page and endpapers. A collection of flower/plant examples from the Palestine region, including the hemlock, lentil, cyclamen, papyrus, lily of the field, etc. One flower sample loose and laid in, although perhaps not part of the book, as there are no blank spaces where it would have originated. GOOD condition. Dampstain to the lower front cover. Minor soiling, fading and edgewear. Light soiling and toning in the interior. Lily of the field flower LOOSE and laid in, with a few other samples bearing minor chips/loss. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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13 Hervey, A.B. Flowers of the Field and Forest. From original water color Drawings
Bombay, London S.E. Cassino 1882 no Hard Cover Good No Jacket Isaac Sprague 
Large hardcover with 14 full page color illustrations, gilt page edges and gilt decoration on the front cover. Flowers depicted include the Blood-root, the Arethusa, the Galax-leaved Shortia, the White Bay and others. In GOOD+ condition. Some soiling, darkening and scuffing to the covers. Light fading to the gilt. Spine sun faded. Some scuffing to the extremities including bumping to the corners and pulling to the spine. One small dark stain near the hinge of the lower back cover. Inner text is clean and well bound with some browning to the page edges. Some of the tissue guards are a bit tattered along the extremities; some are also loose but laid in. All illustrations called for are present. Nice copy of this work in GOOD+ condition. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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14 Hyatt, Alpheus About Pebbles. Guides for Science-Teaching. No. I. Boston Society of Natural History
Boston Ginn and Heath 1879 no Pamphlet Good 
Printed wraps. 25pp. The first of a series of guides designed to accompany lectures in public schools. Written by Alpheus Hyatt, a 19th century American zoologist and paleontologist, this pamphlet provides simple lessons on the nature of small rocks and forces of nature that shape pebbles and stones. GOOD condition. Minor general darkening to the pamphlet, with minor soiling and two small ink stains to the front cover. Minor creasing. Light toning to the interior. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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15 Hyatt, Alpheus Worms and Crustacea. Guides for Science-Teaching. No. VII. Boston Society of Natural History
Boston Ginn, Heath and Co 1882 no Original Wraps Good 
Printed wraps. 68pp. With several illustrations throughout, including a fold-out. All apparently reprinted from other works. Part of a series of guides designed to accompany lectures in public schools. Written by Alpheus Hyatt, a 19th century American zoologist and paleontologist, this pamphlet provides simple lessons on the anatomies and life cycles of worms, lobster, crabs and horseshoe crabs and other crustaceans. GOOD condition with moderate darkening along the wrapper extremities. Minor soiling and uneven fading. Interior solid with minor browning. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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16 Mallory, Peter and Frances A Redoute Treasury. 468 Watercolors from Les Liliacees of Pierre-Joseph Redoute.
New York The Vendome Press 1986 no Cloth Very Good Very Good 
Green cloth in unclipped jacket. Folio. 228 pp. Color illustrations throughout, including full page illustrations. A printing of the flower paintings of Pierre-Joseph Redoute, originally published in the early 1800s, that served to document many different types of flowers, not just those from the family Liliaceae. With an introduction documenting the life of Redoute, as well as explaining the importance of flower painting to both art and science. Also present are descriptions of each plate in the rear. Pierre-Joseph Redoute was a French painter from the late 1700s, early 1800s, perhaps best known for his work with flowers. VERY GOOD condition. Minor fading, bumping, rubbing, soiling and edgewear to the jacket. Minor fading and edgewear to the book. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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17 No Author Fourth Report of the Forest Commissioner of the State of Maine, 1902
Augusta Kennebec Journal Print, Publisher 1902 no Cloth Good No Jacket 
Red cloth. No jacket. 152 pp. Many black and white photos and a few maps throughout. A collection of papers written on the state of forests in Maine, discussing the river systems of Maine and their relation to the timber industry; enemies of the forest, including wasteful cutting, winds and fires, with historical sketches of notable fires and heavy wind storms that damaged Maine forests; principles of practical forestry; and a lengthy section of conclusions and recommendations for the health of Maine forests. GOOD condition. Moderate to heavy uneven mottling and fading to the covers. Minor soiling, rubbing and edgewear. Moderate dampstain affecting the fore edge margin of the last 1/3 of the book, with some pinkish discoloration from the cloth affecting the last several pages. Minor toning to the paper. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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18 No author Given Animate Creation. A Popular Edition of Our Living World. Part Nineteen
New York Selmar Hess, Publisher no Wraps Good 
no date, presumed 1880s. Blue printed wraps. Pagination runs 565-596, with text presumably beginning mid-passage at the beginning. Color plate of a rhinoceros at the front, with black and white illustrations of various deer, the camel, llama, race horses including mustangs and Arab horses, donkeys and zebras. A single part (#19) of this work that is often found as a complete bound volume, presumably originally issued in parts as this. With sections on deer, the camel, llama, race horses such as mustangs and Arab horses, the zebra, etc. GOOD condition. Offsetting along the wrappers' extremities. Minor soiling, fading and toning. Faint owner's stamp on the lower front cover. Minor toning in the interior. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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19 No author given Animate Creation. A Popular Edition of Our Living World. Part Twenty
New York Selmar Hess, Publisher no Wraps Good 
no date, presumed 1880s. Blue printed wraps. Pagination runs 597-628. Black and white plate of an elephant at the front, with black and white illustrations of tapirs, varks, and other animals throughout. A single part (#20) of this work that is often found as a complete bound volume, presumably originally issued in parts as this. With sections on the elephant, rhinoceros, vark and tapirs, etc. GOOD condition. Heavy offsetting along the wrappers' extremities, with dampstaining along the spine and top edge. Wrappers splitting along the spine. Minor soiling, fading and toning. Faint owner's stamp on the lower front cover. Minor toning in the interior, with faint dampstaining at the top. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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20 No author given Animate Creation. A Popular Edition of Our Living World. Part Twenty-Five.
New York Selmar Hess, Publisher no Wraps Good 
no date, presumed 1880s. Blue printed wraps. Pagination runs 103-134, with text ending mid-sentence on the last page, and presumably beginning mid-passage at the beginning. Color plate of Titmice at the front, with black and white illustrations of the Brazilian Motmot, a Trogon, and other birds. A single part (#25) of this work that is often found as a complete bound volume, presumably originally issued in parts as this. With sections on the klecho swallow, various trogons, kingfishers and swallows. GOOD condition. Offsetting along the wrappers' extremities. Minor soiling, fading and toning. Faint owner's stamp on the lower front cover. Minor toning in the interior. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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