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A Companhia de Mocambique na Exposicao Da Sociedade de Geographia de Lisboa : memoria acerca de algodao e borracha.

By: Various

Price: $99.00

Publisher: Lisbon (Lisboa), Adolpho De Mondonca, 1906

Edition: First Edition


130 pp. Illus photos, figures, folding charts. Very scarce book on the cotton and rubber industries in Mozambique. Bound in dark green hard paper boards with handsome gilt to spine, original linen/card boards are bound in. What appear to be institutional or library notations to title page and original cover, otherwise unmarked. There is a damp stain to bottom 1/4 of all pages. Folding charts are all intact. In Portuguese. Nice copy of a very hard to find text.; 4t... View more info

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A Synopsis of the Genera of American Plants, According to the Latest Improvements on the Linnean System: With the new Genera of Michaux and others.

By: (Rich, O.)

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Georgetown, D.C., Carter, J.M. for J. Milligan and others, 1814

Edition: First Edition


viii + 167 + [3] pp including ad on [169]. Index. 3/4 leather with hard paper boards. Leather spine just a little rubbed, gilt bright and legible , leather corners a little rubbed, boards a bit rubbed as well with old small name sticker at bottom front. Interior has names of Heydrick family of Philadelphia, 1816 on end papers in a few different hands along with some doodling, more Heydrick family on 2nd fly. Title page and following leaf have light humidity stain, titl... View more info

An Annotated Bibliography of the Red-Cockaded Woodpecker, Picoides Borealis

By: Jackson, Jerome A.

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Aiken, SC, Savannah River National Environmental Research Park, 1981


290 pp. Soft turquoise blue soft covers with black and white sketch of the woodpecker. Front cover has some library markings and price sticker scar, paper spine has some wear and chips at the top, crack at the bottom, title page has pencil library marks, overall the book is thumbed, but quite respectable and clean.; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

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Arboretum Amazonicum. Iconographia dos Mais Importantes Vegetaes Espontaneos e Cultivados da Regiao, Amazonica. 4 Parts bound as one

By: Huber, Jaques

Price: $549.00

Publisher: Para, Musee Paraense de Historia Natural e Ethnographia, 1900

Edition: First Edition


1900-1906 four parts bound as one, 44 [7] 40 ff with black and white and sepia photographic plates, 4 title pages. Royal forto with 3/4 cloth, black cloth spine with gilt, black corners the cloth has disappeared, paper hard boards with a modernist design in green, black and brown. Spine is worn, joints starting, interior end papers with an Amerindian inspired design, front end paper has some small chips. Text pages have some small thumbing marks but otherwise clean and ... View more info

Biologia Gallo-Hellenica. 1969, Volume II, No. 2

By: Bonnet, L., De Camps, H., Matsakis, J. Th., Et al

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Groupe Franco-Hellenique De Recherches Biologiques, 1969


93-197 pp. Illus maps, charts, figures. In French, English, German,Greek, etc. Blue and white card covers are clean with minimal wear, small price sticker scar, interior clean and unmarked. Hard to find.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Biologia Gallo-Hellenica. 2000 Volume XXVI No. 1

By: Bonnet, L., Canard, M., Economidou, E., Filianos, S, et al

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Groupe Franco-Hellenique De Recherches Biologiques, 2000


97 pp. Illus maps, charts, figures. In French, English, German,Greek, etc. Blue and white card covers are clean with minimal wear, small price sticker scar, interior clean and unmarked. Hard to find.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Cataclastic Rocks. Geological Survey Professional Paper 687

By: Higgins, Michael W.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U.S.Government Printing Office, 1971

Edition: First Edition


iv + 97 pp. Illustrated with 36 figure ilustrations and 2 tables. Original brown paper wraps are a little scuffed and curling at the corners, spine cover is sunned and has some chips, interior has page turning corner bends and some thumbing, but otherwise clean and good. Obviously read but still quite serviceable. Includes field and microscope criteria for recognition of cataclastic rock zones, petrogenesis of rocks in these zones, and description of occurrences in the... View more info

Catalogue of Orthopterous Insects in The Collection of the British Museum. Part I. Phasmidae.

By: Westwood, John Obadiah

Price: $899.00

Publisher: London, Taylor and Francis, 1859

Edition: First Edition


195 pp + 40 plates + 8 plates. This is not the reprint of this important book, but the original edition. To quote, "The most important and extensive publication of the 19th century dealing with Phasmatodea is undoubtly John Obadiah WESTWOOD´s Catalogue of Orthopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum of 1859 which already listed 39 genera, comprising 471 species in two main groups, adults winged or wingless. Many species were described for the firs... View more info

Catalogue of the Library of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society; In Two Parts 1918-1920; Alphabetical List of Authors and Titles; Subject Catalogue

By: Hewett, Mary Crane

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Mansfield, CT, Maurizio Martino Publisher,

Edition: Facsimile


Part I: vi + 372 pp; Part II: x + 373-587 pp. Index. N.D. circa 1995. Fascsimile of the 1918-1920 Cambridge First Edition Limited to 150 copies. Original dark teal green cloth with gilt spine is bright and clean , few minor shelf wear scratches on covers, interior first end paper has small mark, interior crisp and clean, appears unread. A very nice copy of a scarce book.; Limited Edition; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

Coastal and Offshore Environmental Inventory. Cape Hatteras to Nantucket Shoals.

By: Saila, Saul B., Coordinator

Price: $31.00

Publisher: Kingston, RI, University of Rhode Island, 1973


1-72,2-36,3-100, 4-93,5-70, 6-125, 7-48, 8-138 pages. Illustrated maps,charts, Includes physical oceanography, chemical oceanography, phytoplankton, zooplankton, benthic fauna, fisheries, marine mammals, birds. Teal blue and white soft cover has normal wear, price sticker scar to front cover, back cover top corner chipped off, spine has Dewey spine label taped on, interior half title map has Audubon Society stamp and Dewey #s, some dog earring, otherwise clean and unmar... View more info

Darwin and Humboldt: Their Lives and Work

By: Darwin, Charles

Price: $40.00

Publisher: US, The Humboldt Pub. Co,, 1883


46 pps. Contents page in back. Binding is softcover: cloth wrapped boards. Wear to corners, buff label age darkened. Interior has book plate of William Schroeder, M.D. along with his presentation to a Medical Society library dated 1911. Some library stamps. All text pages have a small hole which was patched with cello tape many years ago, some pages affecting text yet all is readable. Old library clipping attached to last page. Still sturdy.; Ex-Library; 8" x 4&#... View more info

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Der Bernstein und Seine Einschlusse

By: Bachoffen-Echt, Dr. Adolf

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Vienna, Springer-Verlag, 1949

Edition: First Edition


[iii] ff + 204 pp. Color frontis photo, 188 text illustrations textabbildungen. In German. White paper dust jacket with photo is chipped and worn around the edges. DJ is attacked to boards at the spine. White card covers are clean, corners bit bend, spine tips a little rubbed. Interior has old owner bookplates, but otherwise clean and unmarked. A decent, usable copy of the first edition of this book that is still in print. ; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall View more info

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Documents Zoologiques pour Servir a la Monographie des Cheiropteres sud-Americains. with 9 leaves of plates

By: Gervais, M. Paul

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Paris, P. Bertrand, 1856

Edition: First Edition Thus


p. 25-87, [9] leaves of plates. Memoire accompagne de neuf planches lithographiees. Extrait de la Zoologie de l'Expedition dans les parties centrales de l'Amerique du Sud, pubnliee sous la direction de M. le comte Francis de Castelnau. Original green hard paper boards are worn and aged, spine perished, corners of boards rubbed and chipped, small lack at bottom front joint. Interior first page has old institution impressed stamp, paper thinned and partly missing at top... View more info

Edelsteine Und Schmucksteine. Zweite, Vollstandig Neu Bearbeitet Auflage Mit Ausfuhrlichen Angaben Uber Die Naturlichen Und Gezuchteten Perlen, Uber Die Edelstein-Industrie und Den Edelstein-Handel

By: Eppler, Dr. W. Fr.

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Von Wilhelm Diebener, 1934

Edition: Second Edition


559 pp. Mit 4 farbigen Tafeln under uber 300 Textabbildungen. 4 colored plates and over 300 text illus. Includes article pasted in at front "der synthetische Smaragd" and booklet pasted at rear "Edel und Schmucksteine". Blue cloth cover is a little worn and faded. Inside there are some ownership stamps but otherwise clean and nice. A heavy book. Schließt Artikel mitein, der in an Front eingefügt wird, „der synthetische Smaragd“ und Druckschrift,... View more info

Eight Years Experience and Observation in the Culture of the Mulberry Tree, and in the Care of the Silk Worm. With Remarks adapted to the American System of Producing Raw Silk for Exportation

By: Whitmarsh, Samuel

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Northampton, J.H. Butler, 1839

Edition: First Edition


156 pp. Dedicated to the farmers of the United States and their children. An interesting look at attempts at producing silk in the US in the hopes of creating a new industry and also removing silk production from Asia. Blindstamped dark blue grey cloth with gilt to the front cover and spine. covers are generally faded and worn. Cover gilt is bright, spine gilt is gone, spine sunned. Interior very foxed, the illustrated plate is missing with a ghost of the image still a... View more info