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Image for <b> The Life of the Salmon: With Reference More Especially to the Fish in Scotland  </b>

The Life of the Salmon: With Reference More Especially to the Fish in Scotland

By: Calderwood, W. L.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: London:, Edward Arnold,: 1907.

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 007365


A very good early manual on the study of Atlantic salmon including scale-reading and much on tagged fish and the knowledge obtained from their recapture. Includes chapters on smolts, grilse, salmon marking, scale samples, feeding of salmon, water conditions. Blue cloth covered boards with stamped silt titles and decoration of a salmon on the front. Bindings firm. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear with rubs at corners and spine edges. 160 pa... View more info

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The Salmon Rivers and Lochs of Scotland
[Fly-Fishing]

By: Calderwood, W. L.

Price: $85.00

Publisher: London:, Edward Arnold,: 1909.

Edition: First Trade issue following a Limited Edition of 350.

Seller ID: 007370


From the Preface: "In preparing this volume, my desire has been, not merely to describe the various rivers and lochs of Scotland in which the salmon angler may cast his line, but also ...to refer to points connected with the conservation or improvement of the salmon fisheries. I know full well that suggestions given officially in blue books do not generally reach the notice of those to whom ...they will be of interest, so I take this opportunity of offering a few opin... View more info

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Archaeology of the Everglades
[Florida]

By: Griffin, John W.; Griffin, Patricia C.

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Gainesville, Florida:, University Press of Florida,: 2002.

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 008110

ISBN: 0813025583


"An extremely important work. . . . John has brought his unprecedented knowledge of the archeology together with his anthropological and ecological insights, to provide the most thorough synthesis of the predrainage aboriginal use of this area. Now that Congress has mandated the restoration of the Everglades . . . Carefully Handled, Clean text, Dust Jacket is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve has moderate handling wear with no tears or chips. Evidence of ... View more info

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Habit and Instinct [Evolution]

By: Morgan, C. Llyod

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London:, Morgan, C. Llyod,: 1896.<br>

Edition: First Edition – First Printing.<br>

Seller ID: 006696


Lloyd Morgan (1852-1936) "was a pioneer of animal psychology and an outstanding contributor to the evolutionary understanding of animal behavior.Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Printed on stiff “card-stock”. 351 pages with index and publisher’s adverts. 9 inches tall. Moderate handling wear. Tissue-guarded frontispiece. Morgan, a British comparative psychologist, was a cardinal figure in restructuring the orthodox Darwinian concepti... View more info

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Kingdom of the Seashell
[Natural History]

By: Abbott, R. Tucker

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York, Crown Publishers: 1972

Seller ID: 009894

Condition: Fine


This is the first truly comprehensive survey of seashells. It delves into all of the shells' intriguing facets - from their biology and their influence upon art, medicine, religion, archeology and commerce to the practical aspects of shell fisheries and to the fascinating, rewarding aspects of shell collecting. Over 250 illustrations, 94 in full color. No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal retail handling; Still Gift Quality. Only flaw is that the Dust Jacket is price-cl... View more info

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Seeing Gardens

By: Abell, Sam

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Washington, D. C., National Geographic Books: 2000

Seller ID: 010541

ISBN: 0792279565

Condition: Fine


Seeing Gardens lets its 150 pictures speak for themselves with a spare text that offers context rather than commentary. The book is at once thoughtful and elegant, and the anecdotes, recollections and aesthetic philosophy amount to a brief but telling memoir of Abell's three decades of interpreting gardens.No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal handling; Still Gift Quality. Oblong; 208 pages with color photography. View more info

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The Harrowsmith Book of Fruit Trees

By: Bennett, Jennifer

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Ontario, U.S.A., Camden House Pub: 1991

Seller ID: 003970

ISBN: 092182033X

Condition: New


No flaws or blemishes but minimal retail shelf handling. Unused; Unread. For the northern gardener, the planting of a fruit tree is often an uncertain investment. Let Author Jennifer Bennett help you avoid sure disappointments and entice with the promise of having a bountiful, delicious harvest. View more info

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Life Histories of North American Wild Fowl. Ducks Geese & Swans

By: Bent, Arthur Cleveland

Price: $14.95

Publisher: USA, Dover Publications, Inc.: 1961

Seller ID: 010668

Condition: Very Good


Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate shelf handling wear. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve has mild toning with small losses at spine tips. 8vo; 244 pages with index. Illustrated with b/w photographs View more info

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Dr. Alexander Garden of Charles Town

By: Berkeley, Edmund; Berkeley, Dorothy Smith

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC:, University of North Carolina Press,: 1969.

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009038

Condition: Very Good in a Very Good Dust Jacket.


Alexander Garden, physician and naturalist of the colonial period and one of the outstanding American scientists of the 18th century. The gardenia is named after him. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Minimal handling wear. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve has light handling wear with minor wear at spine tips. View more info

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Beautiful Flowers of Kashmir [Volume II]

By: Blatter, Ethelbert

Price: $24.00

Publisher: London / India, Staples and Staples Limited, / Bishen Singh Mehendra Pal Singh: 1994

Seller ID: 009462

Condition: Very Good


Publisher's black cloth; Stamped gilt titles, Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. 22cm tall; 204 pages with index; some b/w illustration. Illustrations: Mrs. G. A. Wathen & Haldar Joo Walli. REF: Gupta, 2604 View more info

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Airlie: The Garden of Wilmington

By: Block, Susan Taylor

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Wilmington, NC:, Friesens,: 2001.

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 008920

ISBN: 0971711208<br>

Condition: Near Fine in a Fine Dust Jacket


Airlie Gardens (67 acres) is a public garden in Wilmington, North Carolina. It was created in 1886 as a private garden, for the Pembroke Jones family by Mrs. Jones, as a lush, flowing, naturalistic Southern garden, with thousands of azaleas, camellias, magnolias, and wisteria. German landscape architect Rudolf Topel, transformed the garden to a picturesque garden. No Flaws or Blemishes but a gift inscription free endpage. Folio; 95 pages : illu... View more info

Image for <b>Natural History of British Fishes Their Structure, Economic uses, and Capture by Net and Rod. Cultivation Of Fish-Ponds. Fish Suited For Acclimatisation. Artificial Breeding Of Salmon.</b>

Natural History of British Fishes Their Structure, Economic uses, and Capture by Net and Rod. Cultivation Of Fish-Ponds. Fish Suited For Acclimatisation. Artificial Breeding Of Salmon.

By: Buckland, Frank

Price: $34.95

Publisher: London:, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge,: 1891.

Seller ID: 009215

Condition: Good


Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Penciling on half-title. Scuffing along headbands; corners bumped and rubbed. REF: Hampton p. 20; Starkman & Read p. 67 View more info

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The Charleston Gardener

By: Cameron, Louisa Pringle;

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Charleston, North Carolina, U.S.A., Wyrick & Co.,: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 002569

ISBN: 0941711595

Condition: Fine


SIGNED by both the author and photographer. Photographer inscribed to a friend without mentioning a name. No flaws dust jacket in Mylar sleeve. This is a valuable resource for inner-city gardeners and an important tool for those involved in the restoration of older houses and gardens. View more info

Image for …<b>International Symposium on Middle-Sized Pelagic Fish  Scientia  Marina, Volume 59 Numero 3 – 4.</b>

International Symposium on Middle-Sized Pelagic Fish Scientia Marina, Volume 59 Numero 3 – 4.

By: Carles Bas, Jose Juan Castro and Jose Maria Lorenzo – Editors

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Barcelona, Spain:, Institut de Ciencies del Mar, CMIMA-CSIC,: [1995].

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 005631


Text is in English. A series of articles presented at the Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Book is without flaw. Dust jacket has light handling wear to the top edge. Illustrated with charts and graphs. 11.5 inches tall. 659 pages with author and subject index plus other materials. View more info

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Jacques Cousteau: The Ocean World

By: Cousteau, Jacques-Yves

Price: $28.00

Publisher: New York, Harry N. Abrams: 1985

Seller ID: 010206

ISBN: 0810980681

Condition: Fine


No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal shelf handling; Still Gift Quality.Virtually an encyclopedia of the undersea world, this magnificent and comprehensive volume covers all aspects of life in the oceans. It is illustrated throughout with over 385 photographs, plus maps and diagrams. 9 1/2" x 11 3/4". View more info

Image for ...<b> The Complete Encyclopedia Of Bulbs & Tubers: An Expert Guide to the Most Beautiful Bulbous and Tuberous Plants </b>

... The Complete Encyclopedia Of Bulbs & Tubers: An Expert Guide to the Most Beautiful Bulbous and Tuberous Plants

By: Dijk, Hanneke Van; Kurpershoek, Mineke

Price: $35.95

Publisher: Lisse, The Netherlands:, Rebo Intl.,: 2001

Seller ID: 006314

ISBN: 9036615828


No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. Illustrated. The Complete Encyclopedia of Bulbs and Tubers shows you a collection of many different plants that cannot be found in other books, making this encyclopedia a must-have. View more info

Image for <b> Hunting on Kenai Peninsula and Observations on the Increase of Big Game in North America </b><br> [Alaska, Natural History]

Hunting on Kenai Peninsula and Observations on the Increase of Big Game in North America
[Alaska, Natural History]

By: Eddy, J.W. [John Whittemore]

Price: $750.00

Publisher: Seattle, Lowman & Hanford Co: 1925

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Inscription: Inscribed by Author

Seller ID: 009508

Condition: Very Good


Inscribed by the author on the front fly leaf: "To Henry Dickinson [?], From John W. Eddy, Nashville, April 27, 1929." Eddy was a bear hunting fanatic and his books are respected to this day. This is his first and scarcest title, printed by a relatively small publisher. Publisher's Green Stamped cloth; Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Light wear to cloth, rubbing to extremities, mild bumps to t... View more info

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A Leicestershire Sketch Book

By: Edwards, Lionel R.I. [Dalhousie Robertson] (1878 - 1966)

Price: $70.00

Publisher: London, Eyre And Spottiswode: 1930

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009712

Condition: Good


First Edition, First Printing. Bindings tight and square. 4to; 32 cm.; 12.5 inches tall; 102 pages; 8 plates in color; 36 plates in b/w. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear with fading to the perimeter and some spotting. With eight colour plates and thirty six black and white plates by Lionel Edwards. Edwards a keen hunting man, spent his life combining hunting and painting and most of his pictures were worked from sketches made on the spot. View more info

Image for <b>Pierce Egan's Book of Sports, and Mirror of Life: Embracing the Turf, the Chase, the Ring, and the Stage. Interspersed with Original Memoirs of Sporting Men, etc. Dedicated to George Osbaldeston, Esq. In 25 parts  </b><br>[English Sporting Life - 18th & early 19th century]

Pierce Egan's Book of Sports, and Mirror of Life: Embracing the Turf, the Chase, the Ring, and the Stage. Interspersed with Original Memoirs of Sporting Men, etc. Dedicated to George Osbaldeston, Esq. In 25 parts
[English Sporting Life - 18th & early 19th century]

By: Egan, Pierce (1772-1849).

Price: $225.00

Publisher: London, T.T. and J. Tegg: 1832

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009675

Condition: Good


This illustrated book, originally issued in weekly parts, presents scenes of horseracing, boxing, and (because of Egan's involvement with the stage version of his novel) the theater. Contemporary half calf gilt, marbled boards with matching endpages and text-block, Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear with some rubs to corners, Small loss bottom spine. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo; 23cm.; iv, 414pp., wit... View more info

Image for ...<b>Swamp Screamer: At Large with the Florida Panther.</b>

...Swamp Screamer: At Large with the Florida Panther.

By: Fergus, Charles

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Gainesville, Florida:, University Press of Florida: 1998

Seller ID: 005445

ISBN: 081301560X


No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality."Whether the panther survives or perishes, Fergus has written a book that does it full justice. His narrative is lively and full of anecdotes, some of them eye-openers."--Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post. View more info