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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 12illustrations, original elaborately gilt, black decorated brick browncloth, some wear on the edges, very good copy (sgc). ~ "The history ofsome animals, whom I consider it an honor to have known in life, and whothought me worthy of their friendship."
$50.00    Book Number: 32528         Order / Enquire

Methods of Study in Natural History.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Boston.Ticknoe and Fields. 1866.,  12mo. 18cm, fourth edition, viii,319p., textillustrations, original blind ruled green cloth, some wear on the edges,hinges repaired, good to very good (scn). ~ A popular form ofAggassiz's "Essays on Classification" - . general hints to youngstudents as to methods by which scientific truth has been reached,including a general history of science" (preface). Also a refutation ofthe 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Medical Botany: or, History of Plants in the MateriaMedica of the London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Pharmacopoeias, arrangedaccording to the Linnean System. Vol. 2 (of 2).
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. Printed forCox. 1821.,  8vo, 23cm, second edition, 236,viii,pp., with 65hand-coloured plates (1 folding), English & Latin indexes, rebound ingrey cloth, corner cut from pp.141/142 slightly effecting text, very good(scn). ~ First published in 1819, the book reflects extensive worldBritish explorations. Plants from the East Indies, South America,Jamaica, Virginia, Carolina, India, Africa as well as indigenous areincluded.
$650.00    Book Number: 35117         Order / Enquire

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

Bird Reserves.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. H.F. & G. Witherby Ltd. 1940.,  25cm, xi,216p., with 21 plates (some colour), index, blue cloth with gilt titles, a fine copy in very good jacket (s22)
$22.50                          Book Number: 29954                         Order / Enquire

BAILEY, Bert Heald
The Raptorial Birds of Iowa. Iowa Geological Survey Bulletin No. 6.
Des Moines. Iowa Geological Survey. 1918.,  8vo. 23.5cm, 228p., many maps and illustrations, index, original dark green cloth, fine (sgc).
$15.75                          Book Number: 13000                         Order / Enquire

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