Rare Books - Natural History

Rare Books - Natural History


  • Cosmographei Basel 1550

    By Sebastian Munster

    Our Price: $125.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789112490701
    • Publisher: Theatrum Orbis Terrarm Ltd.
    • Published: 1968
    Folio. Facsimile. Introduction in English and German. Splitting to backstrip at hinges. VG.
  • 4to. Text in German. Uncut. Toning to leaves, some foxing to plates. Chip to lower corner at front joint of front wrapper, and to title and foreword leaves at lower gutter. Short tears to edges of wrappers. VG in wrappers.
  • Die Welt Der Pflanze

    By Ernst Fuhrmann

    Our Price: $350.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781399553292
    • Publisher: AURIGA-VERLAG E.G.M.B.H.
    2 volumes. 8vo. 1st edition. Text in German. Slight wearing, soiling and darkening to boards. VG/--. THE SET:
  • A Discovery Of Infinite Treasure Hidden Since The Worlds Beginning: Number 682 The English Experience

    By Gabriel Plattes

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789112311815
    • Publisher: Walter J. Johnson, Inc.
    • Published: 1974
    Slim 8vo. Reprint. NF.
  • Earth in the Balance Ecology and the Human Spirit

    By Al Gore

    Our Price: $75.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789112189698
    • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
    • Published: 1992
    8vo. 1st edition of author's 1st book. A little fading to red lettering at spine, small magnetic strip to verso, negligible wear to head and tail. NF/VG.
  • The Eurypterida Of New York

    By John M. Clarke

    Our Price: $100.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Publisher: New York State Education Department
    • Published: 1912
    2 Volumes. 4to. N.Y. State Museum Memoir 14. Toning to leaves. Mild rubbing to extremeties of covers. VG. THE SET:
  • The Family of Toucans: The Complete Plates

    By John Gould

    Our Price: $125.00
    • Format: Wrappers
    • ISBN-13: 9789112458268
    • Publisher: Taschen
    Folio. Text in English, German and French. In publisher's shrinkwrap. Bright clean copy. NF.
  • Fauna of the North-West Highlands & Skye

    By J.A. Harvie-Brown

    Our Price: $200.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781499098914
    • Publisher: DAVID DOUGLAS
    H.A. MACPHERSON. 8vo. 1st Ed. T.e.g. Fraying to ends of spine. Light rubbing to boards, bumping to extremities and fraying to tips. Neat inscription in pencil to verso of f.f.e.p. VG.
  • Faune Rhizopodique du Bassin du Leman

    By Eugene Penard

    Our Price: $45.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111082549
    • Publisher: Henry Kundig
    • Published: 1902
    4to. Text in French. 1st edition. Black and white illustrations throughout somewhat toned leaves. Rebound in blue buckram, lightly soiled. VG.
  • Feral Pigeons

    By Richard F. Johnston

    Our Price: $270.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780195084092
    • Published: November 1995
    *AND MARIAN JANIGA. 8vo. 1st edition. Minor chipping and edgewear to d.j. Spine faded. VG/VG.
  • Folio. 460 x 320 mm. Bound volume containing 147 copperplate engravings in varying early states of the plates which would eventually be published in Marsigli's 1726 masterpiece, Danubius Pannonico-Mysicus, with manuscript title page dated 1712. Full-contemporary leather, worn and chipped. The plates are all early states of the the final engravings as published in 1726, with 3 astronomical plates that do not appear in the published work. None of the plates have volume or plate numbers, and many are missing the text that would have been engraved later. The ornithological plates included (56 plates) have titles provided in manuscript, in a hand closely approximating the printed titles in the finished work. Included are 12 engravings from Tome I (Astronomical, with 3 plates not included in the final work), 38 engravings from Tome II (Roman Antiquities), 32 engravings from Tome IV (Piscatorial), 56 engravings from Tome V (Ornithological), 9 engravings from Tome VI (Miscellaneous, but the anatomical plates included here). One ornithological plate (Ardea Cinerea Major) has a large tear from the top edge (about 10'). Soiling to various other plates, and light soiling in the margins of many plates, but primarily all plates are clean. Many plates have the margins extended (for unifomity within the binding). Ref (for the finished work): Brunet III, p. 1474. Anker 326. Nissen IVB 593. Wood, P. 452. VG.
  • Gronlands Fugle: The Birds of Greenland

    By Finn Salomonsen

    Our Price: $450.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789110677326
    • Publisher: Ejnar Munksgaard
    • Published: 1950
    (1950). Thick 4to. 1st edition. Deluxe binding. Original publisher's half morocco over patterned boards with gilt stamped title label and four blind stamped bird devices to spine. With 52 color plates. Nisser Birds 808 (for wrappered issue). Text in English and Danish. A few very faint marks to title page. Light rubbing to extremities with light rubbing and a bit of chipping to title label on spine. VG.
  • Harvest Gold 1943 War Edition: Texaco Farm Machinery Manual

    By J. B. Davidson

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Wrappers
    • ISBN-13: 9789112241365
    • Publisher: Texaco
    8vo. Toning, some rubbing, a little soiling, edgewear with chipping to wrappers. Toning to leaves, a little wear to edges, small dampstain to upper edge of first leaf. Good in wrappers.
  • A History Of British Birds

    By William Yarrell

    Our Price: $100.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789112147056
    • Publisher: John Van Voorst
    • Published: 1871-1874
    4 volumes. 8vo. 4th edition. Ex-library with associated markings and stamps throughout. Rubbing and wear to extremeties of covers; approximately a one inch split to head of spine of volume one. Some foxing to leaves, more heavily to edges of text bock of volume one. VG. THE SET:
  • 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: