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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 pages with index. Plus 16 page publisher’s advertisements. 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 opinions and pointing a few morals based upon what I conceive to be the broad lines of salmon fishery regulation. ...my business ... 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 bookplate removal. Illustrated with charts. 8vo; 399 pages with index. < 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 conception to meet the demands of the new biology of Weismann. 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-clipped. 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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An African Eldorado. The Belgian Congo.

By: Barns, T, Alexander

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co. Ltd: 1926

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 011095

Condition: Very Good


Chapters include The Craterland of Kivu, Rail, Road and River Routes, Pygmies, Cannibals, African Apes; Much detailed information on Natural History and Anthropology. First Edition, First Printing. Publisher's red cloth. Frontispiece, 4 maps (3 of which are folding), plates, half-title, publisher's advertisements. Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning, occasional foxing. Moderate shelf handling wear. 8vo; 22.5 cm, 9 in tall; 229 pages with index; 8-page publisher's advertisements. Ref: shakariconnection; JRI p127 View more info

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The Wonderland of the Eastern Congo. The Region of the Snow-Crowned Volcanoes the Pygmies the Giant Gorilla and the Okapi.

By: Barns, T. Alexander; Introduction by H. H. Johnson

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London & New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1922

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 011053

Condition: Very Good


The author explored the region above Lake Kivu and Ruwenzori in the Congo with good descriptions of the native peoples and nature and with some emphasis on gorillas, elephants, lions, entomology, cannibals and the volcanoes. The appendix lists the new species of butterflies and moths collected by the author and his wife who accompanied him. There is a chapter on okapi hunting. First Edition, First Printing. Publisher's pictorial cloth, top edge gilt. Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate shelf handling wear. Extremities bumped, scattered foxing, bookpl... View more info

Image for Schistosomophora in China, with descriptions of two new species and a note on their Philippine relative

Schistosomophora in China, with descriptions of two new species and a note on their Philippine relative

By: Bartsch, Paul

Price: $13.95

Publisher: Washington, DC, Washington Smithsonian Inst.: 1946

Seller ID: 008201

Condition: Very Good


Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Carefully handled. Smithsonian miscellaneous collections, 104, 20. Illustrated 7 pages with plate. View more info

Image for The Tree Snails of the Genus Cochlostyla of Mindoro Province, Philippine Islands

The Tree Snails of the Genus Cochlostyla of Mindoro Province, Philippine Islands

By: Bartsch, Paul

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Washington, DC, Smithsonian Inst.: 1938

Seller ID: 008206

Condition: Very Good


Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Carefully handled. ---- National Museum Bulletin 100 Volume 6, part 9. At head of title: Contributions to the biology of the Philippine archipelago and adjacent regions. Pages: 373 - 533 with 28 plates some which are maps. View more info

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The Manual of Cultivated Orchid Species: 3rd Edition

By: Bechtel, Helmut; Cribb, Phillip ; Launert, Edmund

Price: $45.00

Publisher: The MIT Press: 1992

Edition: 3rd Edition

Seller ID: 010896

ISBN: 0262023393

Condition: Fine


No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal shelf handling; Still Gift Quality. 4to; 10/75 inches tall. 585 pages with index; selected biographical notes; glossary; bibliography; index of synonyms. A definitive handbook of orchid cultivation with major revisions in both text and illustrations. 24 pages of color photography have been added. 864 species are illustrated. Photographically, the book is a godsend to the serious orchid grower .... [A] worthy addition to any personal horticultural library and the perfect gift for an orchid-loving friend. [Joseph Levine, Horticulture ] 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

Image for <b>Dr. Alexander Garden of Charles Town  </b>

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 : illustrations, maps (some color) ; 32 cm. 12.25 in tall. View more info

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Trees & Shrubs (Botanica)

By: Botanica

Price: $15.95

Publisher: San Diego, CA, Laurel Glen Publishing: 1999

Seller ID: 006602

ISBN: 157145649X

Condition: New


No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal retail handling; Still Gift Quality. The ultimate guide to trees and shrubs. This comprehensive A-Z listing identifies over 2,000 plants, and includes a wealth of information on cultivation in all climate and soil conditions. Also includes a handy reference table and an index of common names and synonyms, which makes for easy use. Truly an exceptional value with over 1,000 pages and over 2,500 beautiful, full-color images. View more info

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The Extraordinary Trees of Whitehead Street
[Key West, Florida]

By: Bradford, Judi

Price: $39.95

Publisher: USA, Blurb: 2009

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 010780

ISBN: 1457993139

Condition: New


SIGNED by the Author. No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. A thoughtful four-block walking tour of Old Town Key West's oldest neighborhood where some of the most extraordinary trees dance when you're not looking. 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 Land of the Pigmies.

By: Burrows, Guy ; Introduction by Henry Morton Stanley

Price: $175.00

Publisher: London, C. Arthur Pearson Limited: 1898

Seller ID: 011096

Condition: Very Good


In his introduction to this work, the Welsh explorer Henry Morton Stanley offers high praise of both the author and his writing: "With regard to this first literary effort of Captain Burrows I need say but little. Its title is a fascinating one and suggests the satisfaction of our legitimate curiosity respecting the little people whom the Emin Relief Expedition discovered in such numbers in the great forest traversed by the Aruwimi." Publisher's pictorial cloth gilt, top edge gilt. Frontispiece, plates, in-text illustrations, half-title. First Edition, First Printing. Bindings a... View more info