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Wild Beasts and Their Ways. Reminiscences of Europe, Asia, Africa, and America.

By: Baker, Samuel W.

Price: $185.00

Publisher: London and New York, Macmillan and Co.: 1890

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 011856

Condition: Very Good


Sir Samuel W. Baker was an English explorer, naturalist and big game hunter. He is considered a highly influential figure in Victorian hunting.-------- In these volumes: "Baker calls upon a lifetime of hunting experiences to describe a variety of big game worldwide. Included are three chapters on elephant, with additional chapters devoted to leopard, lion, hippopotamus, crocodile, buffalo, rhinoceros, giraffe and the varieties of antelope.------- There is also an interesting chapter detailing the development of the rifle in the previous half century." Wild Beast and Their Ways was con... View more info

Galapagos: World's End

By: Beebe, William

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York and London, G. P. Putnam's Sons at the Knickerbocker Press: 1924

Seller ID: 011850

Condition: Very Good


Naturalist and explorer William Beebe (1877 - 1962) followed in Darwin's footsteps. Published after Beebe's 1923 expedition. Illustrated with 24 Colored Illustrations by Isabel Cooper and 83 photographs by John Tee-Van. ---------- Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate shelf handling wear. Corners lightly bumped. Previous owner's name on front free endpage. First Edition - Third Printing. 4to; 10.5 inches tall; xxi, 443 p. [65] p. of plates some colour : maps ; 27 cm. Notes "Published under the auspices of the New York Zoological Society." Includes index... View more info

A Month in the Forests of France

By: Berkeley, Grantley F.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts: 1857

Seller ID: 011851

Condition: Very Good


A hunting classic mainly focusing on bear, boar, deer, and wolf; some mention of fox hunting in France. Most of the hunts were from horseback. Commentary on French and English hounds. --------- First Edition, First Printing. Colored plate by John Leech. ------ Late 19th-century half morocco over marbled boards with five raised band and spine decoration. 8vo; 7 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches; vii, 286 pp.; hand-colored frontispiece, one plain plate. Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate shelf handling wear. Edges and joints rubbed, offsetting to title page, occasional mino... View more info

The Book of Garden Design

By: Brookes, John

Price: $24.00

Publisher: New York, John Wiley & Sons Inc: 1991

Edition: 3rd Edition

Seller ID: 011824

ISBN: 0025166956

Condition: Fine


Step-by-step stages of designing a garden, from the initial drawings, to problem-solving techniques for difficult situations, to the best uses of color and texture.--- Based on his firsthand experience and on his teaching, the volume moves logically and leisurely from a brief history of gardens and a detailed lesson on design principles to site assessment and the varieties of landscape possibilities (country, desert, modern, classical) and plant combinations. ---------- No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal shelf handling; Still Gift Quality. View more info

The Crystal Desert: Summers in Antarctica

By: Campbell, David G.

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 011837

ISBN: 039558969X

Condition: Near Fine


Surveys the history of the Antarctica Peninsula, from its exploration to its exploitation to the researches of contemporary scientists and explores the evolution of its unusual animal life. ----------- Winner of the John Burroughs Medal for excellence in natural history in 1994. The winner of the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship Award. Near Fine in a Near Fine Dust Jacket Two reviews laid in. Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, Minimal shelf handling wear. Owner sticker on front flyleaf, page ridges faintly foxed, Dust Jacket with price clipped is in a new clear protective Mylar sle... View more info

Fly-Fishing Odyssey: The Pursuit of Great Gamefish

By: Cave, Jon B.

Price: $24.00

Publisher: USA, World Publications LLC: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 011805

ISBN: 0944406505

Condition: New


No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal shelf handling; Still Gift Quality. -------- With tales that take us from Patagonia to Yellowstone National Park, from Africa to Argentina, from home to abroad, Fly-Fishing Odyssey stirs the wanderlust in any fisherman and provides the information necessary for those willing to put wings to their dreams. View more info

Three Seasons of Summer: Gardening With Annuals and Biennials

By: Clarke, Ethne

Price: $12.95

Publisher: UK, David & Charles: 1999

Seller ID: 011799

ISBN: 0715308076

Condition: Very Good


Carefully handled, Text clean, Bindings firm. -------- Because annuals flower over a long season, it is worthwhile to concentrate on color effects that will last for months, and Ethne Clarke provides both written instruction and visual inspiration to do so. View more info

Indian Scout Memoirs 1876 - 1895 [Joseph Culberton]

By: Culberton, Joseph ; Edited by M. D, Trout

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Anaheim, California, Van-Allen Publishing CO: 1984

Inscription: Signed by Illustrator(s)

Seller ID: 011833

Condition: Very Good


Joseph Culbertson was a famous Indian scout who served under General Miles in 1876-1895. These are actual stories of camp life and the native people in the early days of Western Settlement. ---------- SIGNED with an inscription by the illustrator Berent Vangsness. ------ Laid-in Map. Carefully handled, Text clean, Bindings firm. Oblong 8.25 by 5 inches. ------------ Subjects: Culbertson, Joseph; Scouts (Reconnaissance); West (U.S.) Biography. Indians of North America -- West (U.S.) View more info

America's Lost Plantation

By: Dellinger, Dave; Introduction by Waldo Frank

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Glen Gardner, NJ, Libertarian Press: 1961

Seller ID: 010958

Condition: Very Good


Stapled wrapped, Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate shelf handling wear. Wraps has a bit of age toning. 8vo; 8.5 inches tall; 56 pages plus wraps. Illustrated with line drawings. [no date, 1961]. ------------ Originally published in the American magazine, Liberation. The author spent time in Cuba and discusses, in this article, both the exciting achievements of the Cuban Revolution and the major criticisms leveled at the Fidel Castro government. ------- REF NewLeftReview View more info

A Natural History of the Hawaiian Islands: Selected Readings

By: Edited by E. Alison Kay

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Honolulu, The University of Hawaii Press: 1972

Seller ID: 011853

Condition: Very Good


Carefully handled, Text clean, Bindings firm. Softcover; 4to; 10 inches tall; 653 pages with bibliography. B/W photo illustrations. View more info

Giant in the Shadows: The Life of Robert T. Lincoln

By: Emerson, Jason

Price: $24.95

Publisher: USA, Southern Illinois University Press: 2012

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 011846

ISBN: 0809330555

Condition: New


No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal shelf handling; Still Gift Quality. 8vo; 9.5 inches tall; 600 pages with Chapter Notes, Bibliography and Index.-------- Emerson's biography of Robert Todd Lincoln is set within the context of Gilded Age culture, which was vastly different from that during the Civil War. His extensive and fresh research, as well as his inclusion of many never-before-seen photographs, should make this account one of choice for both scholars and Lincoln enthusiasts. View more info

SALUTE Limited Edition Broadside of 50

By: Ferlinghetti, Lawrence

Price: $80.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Sore Dove Press: 2018

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 011687

Condition: Fine


Lawrence Ferlinghetti turned 100 in March 2019 he is the last of the great living legends. He has published every Beat writer from Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg on down. He was the first poet laureate of San Francisco. ----------- Iranian-born poet, artist and publisher, Soheyl Dahi has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1979. He is the author of three books of poetry and a book of interviews with Lawrence Ferlinghetti. As founder of Sore Dove Press, he has published Jack Hirschman, Diane di Prima, Joanne Kyger, Linda King, Alejandro Murguia and others. ------No flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quali... View more info

Poem of Childhood

By: Field, Eugene

Price: $200.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1904

Seller ID: 011861

Condition: Very Good


Expanded Edition. First Edition, thus 8vo; 9.25 inches tall; pp. x, 199, black cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine and Maxfield Parrish illustration mounted on front, 8 illustrated plates by Parrish. This edition was an expansion of the 1904 first edition, with added poetry The surreal endpage illustrations -- with a boy battling a giant who is riding an apparently cooked red lobster. -------- Bound in black cloth with pictorial paper label on the front board portraying a Maxfield Parrish illustration. Text on heavy rag paper, deckled at fore-edges. Clean and bright. Bindings square and... View more info

The Case for Doctor Cook [Arctic Exploration]

By: Freeman, Andrew A.

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York, Coward-McCann, Inc.: 1961

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 011836

Condition: Very Good


A gripping narrative of epic adventure in analyzing the Cook-Peary controversy regarding the claims of each to be the first man to reach the North Pole. Freeman defends Cook, who made the claim first in 1908. Peary challenged the claim in 1909. ---------- Very Good in a Good Dust Jacket. Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Minimal shelf handling wear. Jacket rubbed at spine tips with a rubbed spot on the lower front. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo; 8.5 inches tall 315 pages with Chapter Notes, Bibliography and Index. ------ Subjects: Arctic Exploration; Polar Expl... View more info

Bodoni: Manual of Typography

By: Füssel, Stephan

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Germany, Taschen: 2010

Seller ID: 011859

ISBN: 3836505533

Condition: Fine


The birth of the legendary typeface: The complete reproduction of Bodoni's rare masterwork. ------- The two-volume set-published posthumously in a limited edition of 250 features 142 sets of roman and italic typefaces, a wide selection of borders, ornaments, symbols, and flowers, as well as Greek, Hebrew, Russian, Arabic, Phoenician, Armenian, Coptic, and Tibetan alphabets. ----- Celebrated printer and type designer Giambattista Bodoni set the standard for printing the alphabet with his Manuale tipografico (1818). ------------- No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal shelf handling; Still Gift Qual... View more info

Aspens: Phoenix Trees of the Great Lakes Region

By: Graham, Samuel A.; Harrison, Robert; Westfall, Casey

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press: 1963

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 011815

Condition: Near Fine


Carefully handled, Text clean, Bindings firm. Dust Jacket is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve and has moderate handling wear. 8vo; 9.25 inches tall; 272 pages with Appendixes, Bibliography and Index. Illustrated with photographs. ---------- Special attention is paid to the bigtooth aspen, about which little has been written in the past. This volume includes 76 full-page b&w photographs, extensive keys to the diseases of aspens and to the insects that attack them, and a selected bibliography. Botanists, foresters, wood technologists interested in preserving our country's natural resources... View more info

Commerce of the Prairies, or the Journal of a Santa Fé Trader, during Eight Expeditions Across the Great Western Prairies, and a Residence of Nearly Nine Years in Northern Mexico

By: Gregg, Josiah ; Edited by Max L. Moorhead

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Norman, OK, University of Oklahoma Press: 1954

Seller ID: 011820

Condition: Near Fine


Originally published in 1844, a landmark book of Western Americana. Gregg's book is acclaimed by all sources as the chief contemporary authority on the Santa Fe Trail and trade, the Indians of the south plains, and New Mexico in the Mexican period. -------- J. Frank Dobie called it 'one of the classics of bedrock Americana.' --------------- Tan buckram with gilt title on a green spine band, facsimile signature on front, also in green. Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Minimal shelf handling wear. Previous owner's bookplates on front paste-down. Dust Jacket is price-... View more info

A Farewell to Arms

By: Hemingway, Ernest

Price: $24.00

Publisher: London, Jonathon Cape: 1966

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 011830

Condition: Very Good


Hemingway's Second Novel, and acknowledged as his best, a narrative about a World War One American combat casualty which details his affair with a service nurse, ending in tragedy. ------- British reprint edition. Blue cloth with gilt spine titles. Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Minimal shelf handling wear. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve and has moderate handling wear with rubbing at the spine tips and corners. 8vo; 7.5 inches tall; 287 pages. View more info

James Herriot's Yorkshire: A Guided Tour with the Beloved Veterinarian

By: Herriot, James

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, St Martin's Press: 1979

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 011848

ISBN: 0312439709

Condition: Very Good


Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate shelf handling wear. oblong 9.5 by 8.5 inches. 233 pages with index and color photographic illustrations. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve has light edges wear. --------- The dedicated British veterinarian conducts a guided tour through the land of All Creatures Great and Small with walks and drives over the beautiful rolling countryside where he lives and works View more info

BLUE Signed; Limited Edition Broadside of an Edition of 40

By: Hirschman, Jack

Price: $80.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Sore Dove Press,: 1919

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 011688

Condition: Fine


Jack Hirschman (1933) is an American poet and social activist who has written more than 50 volumes of poetry and essays. -------For a quarter century, Hirschman has roamed San Francisco streets, cafes (including Caffe Trieste, where he has been a regular patron), and readings, becoming an active street poet and a peripatetic activist. Hirschman is also a painter and collagist, and has translated over two dozen books from German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Albanian, and Greek. ------ "What a relief to find a poet who is not afraid of the vulgar or the sentimental, who can burst out ... View more info