Search Results



Return to Search Page

Total Books found 278
Next Last


ACHARD, Emile
The History of My Friends or, Home Life with Animals. Translated from the French.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  New York. G.P. Putnam's Sons, Publishers. 1875.,  12mo, 19cm, first American edition, 193p., with 12 illustrations, original elaborately gilt, black decorated brick brown cloth, some wear on the edges, very good copy (Nh). ~ "The history of some animals, whom I consider it an honor to have known in life, and who thought me worthy of their friendship."
$50.00    Book Number: 32528         Order / Enquire




AGGASSIZ, Louis
Methods of Study in Natural History.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Boston. Ticknoe and Fields. 1866.,  12mo. 18cm, fourth edition, viii,319p., text illustrations, original blind ruled green cloth, some wear on the edges, hinges repaired, good to very good (scn). ~ A popular form of Aggassiz's "Essays on Classification" . general hints to young students as to methods by which scientific truth has been reached, including a general history of science" (preface). Also a refutation of the transmutation theory.
$45.00                          Book Number: 33851                         Order / Enquire



AITON, William
A Treatise on the Origin, Qualities, and Cultivation of Moss-Earth.
Glasgow. Printed by Niven, Napier and Khull, Trongate. 1805.,  8vo. The First Edition, 20.5cm, [ii],178,[2]p., in contemporary quarter calf, gilt decorations and borders in the panels, black leather label, gilt titles, marbled boards, rubbed and worn, upper hinge cracked, text slightly waved, a very good sound internally clean copy (snds) - William Aiton (1760-1848), sheriff-substitute of the county of Lanark, and, in his day, a widely known authority on all matters bearing on Scottish husbandry. Born at Silerwood, Kilmarnock, a neighborhood which he left in 1785, to go to Strathaven, Lanarkshire where he practiced for many years as a law agent. . At no period did his income exceed a hundred a year, yet with a family of twelve, he educated four sons for liberal professions, often sending them his last guinea when they were students at College. DND. - The DNB lists 6 titles but not this book, which clearly precedes "A Treatise on Moss-Earth. 1811".
$349.99    Book Number: 15239         Order / Enquire




ALASKA HIGHWAY]. RAUP, Hugh M.
Forests and Gardens Along the Alaska Highway. [The Geographical Review. Vol. XXXV. No. I. January, 1945.]
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  New York. American Geological Society of New York. 1945.,  25.5cm, pp.22-48, (volume pages 1-175.), map, chart, 19 photos, grey printed wraps, near fine (Ads). - Containing 16 other articles, - A report on a journey made in 1943 to assess the agricultural possibilities along the Alaskan Highway. Hugh M. Raup was professor of botany at Harvard University from 1938 to 1967.
$12.50                          Book Number: 28635                         Order / Enquire



ALLAN, H.H. and Lucy B. Moore, Elizabeth Edgar, A.J. Healy
Flora Of New Zealand. Volume 1: Indigenous Tracheophya: Psilopsida, Lycopsida, Filicopsida, Gymnospermae, Dictotyledones. Volume 2: Monocotyledones Except Gramineae. Volume 3: Adventive Cyperaceous, Petalous & Spathaceous Monocotyledons.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Wellington. P.D. Hasselberg. 1982.,  21cm, various paginations, text illustrations, mapped endpapers, glossary, index, blue cloth, volume 2: rear flap of jacket is missing, otherwise a very good set in jackets (s3.2)
$100.00                          Book Number: 27852                         Order / Enquire



ANONYMOUS
The Humicolous Fauna Of South Africa. Pselaphidae and Catopidae (Coleoptera).(N.Leleup Expedition 1960-1961).
Pretoria. Transvaaal Museum. 1964.,  27cm, 261p., map, hundreds of text illustrations, index, blue cloth, a very good sound copy (B27)
$17.50                          Book Number: 13242                         Order / Enquire



ANONYMOUS
Natural History of Quadrupeds. [The Family Library. No. 104].
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  New York. Harper & Brothers. 1843.,  24mo. 15cm, vi,324p., with 41 illustrations, original pebbled black cloth, gilt spine titles, scattered foxing, very good to fine (sn). - An American revision the British Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge edition. With chapters on the dog, wolf, hyena, lion, tiger, camel, llama, giraffe, antelope, deer and reindeer and includes a chapter "The Uses of Menageries". Illustrated with woodcut engravings.
$75.00                          Book Number: 28572                         Order / Enquire



ANONYMOUS
Fishing Tackle Digest: The Complete Guide to Fresh Water Fishing Tackle, 1st Annual Edition.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Chicago. Paul, Richmond & Company. 1946.,  28cm, 139p, with 1 colour page of flies, illustrations, bound in green cloth boards, very good to fine (s3.9)
$25.00                          Book Number: 29226                         Order / Enquire



ANONYMOUS
Vick's Monthly Magazine. Volume XIII, 1890.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Rochester, New York. James Vick Seedsman. 1890.,  23cm, viii,392p., with 12 colour chromo litho plates, index, black stamped green pebbled cloth, gilt spine titles, plates are bright and clean, a near fine copy. (sgc)
$75.00                          Book Number: 39469                         Order / Enquire



ANONYMOUS
Vick's Monthly Magazine. Volume IX, 1886.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Rochester, New York. James Vick Seedsman. 1886.,  23cm, viii,384p., with 13 colour chromo litho plates, index, black stamped green pebbled cloth, gilt spine titles, plates are bright and clean, a near fine copy. (sgc)
$75.00                          Book Number: 39470                         Order / Enquire



ANONYMOUS
Fifty Years Retrospect Canada, 1882-1932. By the Royal Society of Canada.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Toronto. The Ryerson Press.,  1932. 26cm, viii,179p., gilt titles, cloth, a very good to fine copy (N1)
$35.00                          Book Number: 5709                         Order / Enquire



Anonymous.
Insect Transformations. (Library of Entertaining Knowledge).
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. Charles Knight. 1830.,  12mo, 17cm, xii,420p., with 165 text illustrations, half vellum backed marbled boards, paper spine label chipped, vellum dust worn, a very good sound copy (sgc).
$65.00    Book Number: 23255         Order / Enquire




ANONYMOUS.
Walter in the Woods; or, The Trees and Common Objects of the Forest Described and Illustrated.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. T. Nelson and Sons. 1870.,  12mo. 17cm, 160p., frontis, 70 text illustrations from engravings, in the original orange red cloth, elaborately decorated border and rules stamped in red and black on the spine and upper cover with inset colour illustration on front, blind stamped decorations repeated on the bottom board, gilt spine titles with "70 engravings" gilt stamped toward the bottom, beveled boards, free fly with original birthday inscription, all edges gilt, a fine bright copy (hmds). A young adults book on trees and woodlands from around the world including native species like Cedars of Lebanon, . The "Walter" series attempts to blend education with entertainment. In attractive bindings.
$100.00                          Book Number: 38472                         Order / Enquire



ANSTED, D.T.
In Search of Minerals. (Natural History Rambles).
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. 1880.,  12mo. 17cm, vi,282p., text illustrations, index, in contemporary full tan calf prize binding, gilt decorated raised bands, gilt decorated borders and centre spine panel foral decorations, dark green crushed morocco label gilt, gilt ruled borders on the boards, french marbled endpapers and edges, school prize book-plate on front paste down endpaper "Ladies College.", signed fine binding "Bickers & Son, London", fine. (sgc) - David Thomas Ansted (1814-1880) was Professor of Geology at King's College, London, 1840 to 1853. This book is a reflection of his particular interest in the practical side of geology. A very attractive fine binding signed "Rickers and Son London."
$150.00    Book Number: 28649         Order / Enquire




ARMANTROUT, Neil B. (Compiler)
Glossary of Aquatic Habitat Inventory Terminology.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Bethesda. American Fisheries Society. 1998.,  28cm, 136p., sprial bound printed wraps, fine (ds11)
$25.00                          Book Number: 27153                         Order / Enquire


Next Last


Patrick McGahern Books Inc. • 11 Murray Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1N 9M5 • Phone 613-230-2275