Natural History

Natural History


  • A Familiar History Of Birds

    By Edwrad Stanley

    Our Price: $50.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789112092998
    • Publisher: John W. Parker And Son West Strand
    • Published: 1857
    Small 8vo. 7th edition. Rebound in green quarter morocco with marble paper over boards and new endpapers; leather title and author labels at spine. Mild toning to leaves. NF.
  • A History of the Earth and Animated Nature

    By Oliver Goldsmith

    Our Price: $350.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789112016291
    • Publisher: A. Fullarton and Co.
    2 volumes. 4to. Later printing. General wear to boards, with gentle bumping to corners. Scuffing to leather of spines, with tearing to ends. Top of rear joint of vol. 1 starting. Cracking to gutter of frontis of vol. 2, with a few neat notes to plates. Small closed tear to top edge of p. 487 of vol. 1. Faint offsetting from plates. Good. THE SET:
  • A History of the Earth and Animated Nature

    By Oliver Goldsmith

    Our Price: $450.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789112000139
    • Publisher: A. Fullarton and Co.
    • Published: 1853
    2 volumes. 4to. Later printing, with hand-colored engraved title pages in each volume and 72 plates total. Bound in full calf, spines decorated in gilt, marbled edges and endpapers. Sporadic shallow indentations to covers. Some rubbing to leather at raised bands and edges, lightly exposing boards at forecorners. Some plates lacking tissue guards. Stitching exposed at gutter of pl. XLI (long-eared owl) in vol. 2. VG. THE SET:
  • Algae and Corallines, of the Bay & Harbor of New York

    By Charles Ferson Durant

    Our Price: $4,000.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111667449
    • Publisher: George P. Putnam
    • Published: 1850
    4to. 1st edition, limited to 50 copies, illustrated with 195 mounted specimens on 40 leaves, with 11 duplicate specimens mounted and laid-in, and two additional specimens both collected by Durant mounted on 8.5' x 11' sheets laid-in (with autograph notes of his daughter Emma Durant to verso). Includes a 2 pp autograph letter of presentation from Emma to a Mr. Richardson ('so appreciative a friend of the author'), with a brief history of this copy as well as the repair to the binding. Original red morocco, rebacked, and later? recornered. Charles F. Durant was not only the author of this most important book on the history of New York's botany, but also the first American aeronaut - making the first balloon flight by an American on September, 9, 1830 - as well as the man who introduced the silkworm to the U.S. According to a 1907 article by Elizabeth Howe in 'The Lamp' resurrecting the importance of the man and the work, while Durant had planned 50 copies to be produced, 'the total number completed could hardly have exceeded fifteen.' According to Emma Durant in the letter of 1928, this copy is the last she knows of and known as 'the family book'. Some closed tears to the edges of the leaves, and some wear to the binding, but overall a tight, clean copy, of an important book, with additional plates and specimens. VG, in custom clamshell case.
  • Allegemeine Erdkunde; Borlesungen an der Universitat zu Berlin Gehalten

    By Carl Ritter

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111221559
    • Publisher: Drud und Verlag von Reimer
    • Published: 1862
    8vo. Early rebinding of paper over boards and new endpapers Text in German. Leaves toned. Ex-libris copy with (German) check out slip at rear free endpaper and pocket affixed to rear pastedown endpaper. At least 8 (German) exlibris stamps at front flyleaf and title page. Paper residue at bottom of spine, most likely due to the removal of an early library label. VG
  • Aloys Zotl (1803- 1887)

    By Julio Cortazar

    Our Price: $150.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789112043723
    • Publisher: Franco Maria Ricci
    • Published: 1972
    (Milano). 4to. LIMITED NUMBERED EDITION, one of 2,500 copies. With bookplate of Camilla McGrath. Text in Italian. Gentle rubbing to boards. Slight fading and soiling to spine. Minor soiling and shelfwear to slipcase. VG in VG slipcase. The fantastical watercolors of 19th century Austrian craftsman Aloys Zotl languished in obscurity for decades before their rediscovery by André Breton, the founder of surrealism, who proclaimed them to be 'the most sumptuous bestiary ever seen'. In this beautiful limited edition, published in 1992, Zotl's lavish images are accompanied by text (in Italian) by Argentinian author Julio Cortázar.
  • An Analysis Of A Mineral Substance From North America, Containing A Metal Hitherto Unknown

    By Charles Hatchett Esq.

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111365321
    • Publisher: NP
    • Published: ND
    Thin 4to. Facsimile. Very light dampstaining at top and bottom of front and rear hinges (not effecting leaves). Previous owner's name penned at front free endpaper. Light rubbing to edges of boards. VG
  • Annual Report of the New Jersey State Museum

    By Whitmer Stone

    Our Price: $100.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789110080539
    • Publisher: MacCrellish & Quigley
    • Published: 1911
    Thick 8vo. INSCRIBED by the author of the report, WHITMER STONE, with color folding map attached to paste-down. Spine slighly loose from tender joints/hinges. Spine slightly darkened with lightly edgeworn boards and some staining. Slight musty smell. VG.
  • Bibliographie Ornithologique Francaise

    By Rene Ronsil

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781199638298
    • Publisher: Maurizio Martino Publisher
    • Published: N.D.
    8vo. LIMITED EDITION, limted to 150 facsimile copies of the original 1948 edition. Text in French. Minor rubbing to boards. VG.
  • Biological Survey of the Mount Desert Region (Part V)

    By William Procter

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781499078411
    • Publisher: Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology
    • Published: 1933
  • Birds of New York : New York State Museum Memoir 12 (2 Volumes)

    By Elon Howard Eton

    Our Price: $100.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111485159
    • Publisher: The University of the State of New York
    • Published: 1910 / 1914
    2 volumes. Thick 4tos. Light edgewear. With previous owner's small ink stamp to front free endpaper of each volume. VG. THE SET:
  • British Birds with Their Nests and Eggs

    By Arthur G. Butler

    Our Price: $350.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111832182
    • Publisher: Brumby & Clarke
    6 volumes. Folio. 1st edition. With 24 chromolithographic plates, and many more in black and white. Rebound in half morocco, with wear to joints and spine ends. T.e.g. Toning and minor soiling to edges of leaves. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown. Foxing to endpapers. Repair to front hinge of vol. 5. VG. THE SET:
  • Bulletin Of The United Staes Fish Commission Vol. XVI, For 1896.

    By John J. Brice

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789112097146
    • Publisher: Government Printing Office
    • Published: 1897
    4to. Musty scent. Darkening to lettering at spine. Minor soiling to cloth. Occassional light foxing to leaves. Foxing to edges of text block. VG.
  • Bulletin Of The United States Fish Comission. Vol. XV. For 1895

    By MArshall McDonald

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789112097122
    • Publisher: Government Printing Office
    • Published: 1896
    4to. Musty scent. Darkening to lettering at spine. Minor soiling to cloth, short tear to backstrip at lower front joint. Toning to leaves, foxing to edges of textblock. VG.
  • Cabinet of Natural Curiosities: Locupletissimi Rerum Naturalium Thesauri 1734-1765

    By Albertus Seba

    Our Price: $300.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781599002019
    • Publisher: Taschen
    • Published: 2001
    (2001). Folio. Facsimile edition. Book is yet in unopened shrinkwrap. Some rubbing, tears, bumps, and gouges to publisher's printed cardboard box. NF/NF in VG box.