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Image for Proceedings of the Scientific Meetings of the Zoological Society of London for the Year 1866. Part I, II, III, January-December

Proceedings of the Scientific Meetings of the Zoological Society of London for the Year 1866. Part I, II, III, January-December

By: N/A

Price: $850.00

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer for the Zoological Society of London: 1866

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 036100

Condition: Good


645 pages, plus 46 plates of which 41 are colored. Collated and complete in three parts, each in original paper wrap covers. Text leaves remain un-opened. Covers are smudged and a little soiled, with wear at spine ends. Scattered mostly light smudges and a few moisture wrinkles. Contents are generally clean and intact. View more info

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Frank Leslie's Lady's Magazine, Volume XXII and Volume XXIII (1870)

By: N/A

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Frank Leslie's Publishing House: 1870

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 037321

Condition: Poor


452 & 452 pages, plus plates. Covers are very worn and text block is detached. Both Volume title pages are present. Lacking the first 14 pages of January. Ten folding color plates and six folding black and white plates present. Of these, seven of the color plates are in reasonably good condition and four of the black and white plates are the same. Remaining plates are significantly damaged. Numerous tears and other wear throughout, though text is generally intact. Due to weight, additional charges may apply for Priority and/or International shipping. View more info

Image for Aunt Louisa' Sunday Picture Book Comprising Joseph and His Brethren; The Story of King David; The Wonders of Providence; The Proverbs of Solomon

Aunt Louisa' Sunday Picture Book Comprising Joseph and His Brethren; The Story of King David; The Wonders of Providence; The Proverbs of Solomon

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Frederick Warne and Co.: 1867

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 037377

Condition: Fair


24 pages of illustrations and adjoining text. Very well worn. Hinges reinforced with tape. Inscription on blank recto of first illustration page. Blank interleaf following same page is detached. Volume is complete and illustrations are generally in good condition. View more info

Image for The Wonders of Geyserland:  Yellowstone National Park, Nature's Curiosity Shop

The Wonders of Geyserland: Yellowstone National Park, Nature's Curiosity Shop

By: N/A

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Denver, H. H. Tammen Company:

Seller ID: 037383

Condition: Fair


One leaf text, followed by 16 plates tipped on to black paper leaves. Original string ties are missing, and block of plates is separated from covers. General wear around edges of cover. Title page with a few edge tears. Black paper leaves with a few tears, though all plates remain in fine condition. View more info

Image for Mission Guy Babault Dans Les Provinces Centrales De L'Inde Dans La Region Occidentale De L'Himalaya et Ceylan, 1914:  Resultats Scientifiques Oiseaux

Mission Guy Babault Dans Les Provinces Centrales De L'Inde Dans La Region Occidentale De L'Himalaya et Ceylan, 1914: Resultats Scientifiques Oiseaux

By: Babault, G [Guy]

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Paris, 1920

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed and Signed By the Author

Seller ID: 036135

Condition: Fair


342 pages, plus six plates, of which five are colored, and two folding maps. Presentation copy, inscribed and signed by the author on the title page. Original brown paper wrap covers. Text block is broke near center. Paper wrap covers are heavily chipped over spine and show general lesser wear along edges. Page 5/6 and proceeding black and white photo plate show a one inch tear. Suitable as a binding copy. View more info

The Birds of Tropical West Africa, with Special Reference to Those of the Gambia, Sierra Leone, the Gold Coast and Nigeria (Eight Volumes)

By: Bannerman, David Armitage

Price: $400.00

Publisher: London, The Crown Agents for the Colonies:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 032917

Condition: Fair


Complete in eight volumes published from 1930 to 1951. Condition varies, though volumes II, III, IV, and VII show broken top hinges (internal). Text blocks remains tight and well attached to covers. Other four volumes are fairly tight. Scattered, mostly light, foxing, and some scattered light soiling. Light moisture stains on the very edges of a few leaves. Book plates on front paste down of most volumes. General light wear. Plates are good and contents are generally clean and intact. Due to size and weight of this set, extra charges will apply for Priority and/or International shippi... View more info

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The Orchidaceae of Mexico and Guatemala

By: Bateman, James

Price: $750.00

Publisher: New York, Johnson Reprint Corporation:

Edition: Facsimile Reprint

Seller ID: 029924

ISBN: 0384035302

Condition: Fine


Number 297 of a limited edition of 1000 copies; Fine condition in original clear mylar protective sleeve. View more info

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Eglises De Bourgs et Villages (two volumes)

By: Baudot, A. [Anatole] De

Price: $400.00

Publisher: Paris, A. Morel: 1867

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 034677

Condition: Good


Two volumes, complete with 150 plates. Older library sticker on spines, mostly removed from Vol. I. NO other library markings. Covers are scuffed and a little worn. The joints of the covers of Vol. I at the spine both show four inch cracks, though remain solid. A few plates with some foxing, and a couple of small tears in margins. Occasional offsetting seen in text. Otherwise, plates are in fine condition. Due to the size and weight of this set, additional charges may apply for Priority and/or International shipping. Wikipedia provides: "Joseph-Eugène-Anatole de Baudot (14 October 18... View more info

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Glinda of Oz

By: Baum, L. Frank

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Chicago, The Reilly & Lee Co.:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 037598

Condition: Fair


Copyright is 1920. 279 pages, plus 9 of twelve color plates. Lacking bound plates at frontispiece; across from page 100, and across from page 212. A color plate is laid in that believed to the lacking plate across from page 100. Brick red cloth covers with paper paste over top cover. Covers are rubbed, and show a little wear at corners. Top hinge (internal) is broke, though text block remains tight and well attached to covers. Publisher advertising on verso of half title page includes 13 titles with the last being Glinda of Oz. A few leaves with tears in margins. The nine remaining bo... View more info

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Rinkitink in Oz

By: Baum, L. Frank

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Chicago, The Reilly & Lee Co.:

Seller ID: 037600

Condition: Fair


Copyright is 1916, though believed to be circa 1920 with publisher's ads ending with Glinda of Oz that was published that year. 314 [315] pages, plus 12 color plates by John R. Neill. Olive green cloth with paper paste over on top cover. Cloth shows a couple small tears. Past over remains good. Top hinge (internal) shows a small tear, though remains solid. This book has drawn some moisture along the outside edge. This affects primarily the margins on the color plates, though enters at the corners of the image on the first two plates. One plate shows only small stains at the corner, and... View more info

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Ozma of Oz

By: Baum, L. Frank

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Chicago, The Reilly & Britton Co.:

Seller ID: 037601

Condition: Poor


Fifth and last printing by Reilly & Britton Co., circa 1919. Reilly & Lee is seen on the spine of the tan cloth covers. Publisher's ads through "The Tin Woodman of Oz." First state paper paste over on top cover. 270 pages including 38 full page color illustrations of which eight show significant damage. Colored two page list of chapters, with closed marginal tear on the first page. Several pages with coloring over text, of which page 13 has a large closed tear near center. Covers are worn. Some leaves are detached or loosened. Many leaves with chips and closed tears. A few le... View more info

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The Surprising Adventures of the Magical Monarch of Mo and His People

By: Baum, L. Frank

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Indianapolis, The Bobbs-Merrill Company:

Edition: First Edition, Later Printing

Seller ID: 037603

Condition: Good


Copyright is 1903. 236+ pages, plus 12 color plates. Rebound in plain blue cloth, library type, binding with no lettering or decoration on covers. Top cloth and paste over from original covers are laid in. Binding shows only slight scuffs and remains clean and intact. Hinges are solid. Birthday presentation inscription on blank front end leaf. Scattered light smudges and stains, though overall contents are clean and intact. All twelve plates are good. View more info

Image for Les Psaumes En Vers Francais D'apres L'hebreu Avec La Reproduction De huit Gravures Originales Creees Pour Ces Psaumes Sous Le titre De Vie Du Roi David

Les Psaumes En Vers Francais D'apres L'hebreu Avec La Reproduction De huit Gravures Originales Creees Pour Ces Psaumes Sous Le titre De Vie Du Roi David

By: Belanger, Jeannine

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Montreal, Editions Du Silence: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by the Author and By the Illustrator

Seller ID: 035835

Condition: Fine


221 pages. Number 21 of a limited edition of 40 copies signed by both the author and the illustrator. The illustrator, David Silverberg, has also signed the illustration following the title page, titled "David Roe d'Israel." Sewn in silk book mark. Dust jacket with deckled edges is now in a clear protective sleeve. Lacking the slipcase originally issued with. Due to size and weight, additional charges will apply for Priority and/or International shipping. View more info

Image for Histoires D'Amerique et D'Oceanie, Depuis L'Epoque De La Decouverte Jusqu'en 1839

Histoires D'Amerique et D'Oceanie, Depuis L'Epoque De La Decouverte Jusqu'en 1839

By: Belloc, M.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Paris, P. Dumenil: 1839

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 036638

Condition: Fair


486 pages, plus 31 steel engraved plates. Lacking the two supplemental maps. Gilt decorated blue leather over spine and marbled paper over boards. Marbled end leaves and marbled edges. Covers show light wear. Open tear on page 369/70 with loss of about one quarter of text. Scattered, mostly light, foxing affecting some plates. Volume remains solid and is otherwise clean. View more info

Life Histories of North American Birds from the Parrots to the Grackles with Special Reference to Their Breeding Habits and Eggs

By: Bendire, Charles

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Washington, Government Printing Office: 1895

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 032694

Condition: Good


508 pages, plus seven color lithograph plates. Pebbled leather over spine and corners, with no lettering. Burgundy cloth over boards is curled on edges and a little worn. Top hinge is broke, though volume remains tight. Blank front free end page shows inked name, tears, and creases. Contents are otherwise clean and intact. Due to size and weight, extra charges will apply for Priority and/or International shipping. View more info

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Birds of the African Waterside

By: Brown, Leslie (Paintings By Rena Fennessy)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1979

Seller ID: 034993

ISBN: 000216079x

Condition: Near Fine


Corners are lightly bumped. Price clipped dust jacket remains bright and clean, though shows a very light moisture stain on the verso side of jacket at foot of spine. Due to size, additional charges may apply for Priority and/or International shipping. View more info

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A History of the Birds of New Zealand (Two Volumes)

By: Buller, Walter Lawry

Price: $3,500.00

Publisher: London, Self Published: 1888

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 036153

Condition: Good


Complete in two volumes with 50 lithographic plates of which 48 are colored. Modern black faux-leather binding with raised spine bands and red spine labels. Scattered, mostly light, foxing that is heavier on first and last few leaves. Some plates are mildly affected by foxing, though most remain clean. A few tissue guards are missing. Overall a lovely and solid set. Due to size and weight, additional charges will apply for Priority and/or International shipping. View more info

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The Birds of Paradise and Bower Birds

By: Cooper, William T. And Joseph M. Forshaw

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Boston, David R. Godine: 1979

Edition: First U.S. Edition

Seller ID: 035475

ISBN: 0879232199

Condition: Near Fine


Lower outside corner of top board is very slightly bumped along with jacket. Very slight rubbing at heel. Volume and jacket are otherwise bright, crisp, and very clean. Housed in original slipcase, in near fine condition. Due to size and weight of this volume, additional charges will apply for Priority and/or International shipping. View more info

Image for Voyage Dans L'Amerique Meridionale (Le Bresil, La Republique Orientale De L'Uruguay, La Republicque Argentine, La Patagonie, La Republique Du Chili, La Republique De Bolivia, La Republique Du Perou)... Tome Quatrieme. 2nd Partie:  MAMMIFERES

Voyage Dans L'Amerique Meridionale (Le Bresil, La Republique Orientale De L'Uruguay, La Republicque Argentine, La Patagonie, La Republique Du Chili, La Republique De Bolivia, La Republique Du Perou)... Tome Quatrieme. 2nd Partie: MAMMIFERES

By: D'Orbigny, Algide

Price: $1,000.00

Publisher: Paris, Chez P. Bertrand, Libraire-Editeur: 1847

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 031597

Condition: Good (see details)


Volume appears to have been rebound in the early 20th century, incorporating reprints of a few of the missing plates. Cloth over spine and corners is rubbed and a little worn. Marbled paper over boards is a little rubbed. Scattered, mostly light foxing. Volume remains tight and in generally good condition, though head of spine has been bumped, and there is a light crease at upper inside corner of all leaves. 22 of 26 plates are present, though five are good quality facsimile color reprints apparently included at the time of rebinding. The plates with condition are as follows, with the rep... View more info

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Les Oiseaux De l'Indochine Francaise (Four Volumes)

By: Delacour, J. & P. Jabouille

Price: $750.00

Publisher: Paris, Exposition Coloniale Internationale: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 036120

Condition: Good


Complete in four volumes, with 67 colored plates (though plates are not always bound in order). Contemporary half leather bindings, retaining original paper wrap covers. Page 31/32 in Volume II is detached, though in place. Covers are a bit worn, and there are a few older penciled markings on the end leaves, as well as the original wraps. Book plate of Peter Tate on front paste down of all four volumes. Slight musty odor. Contents are otherwise bright and clean, and the color plates are all in excellent condition. Due to the weight and size of this four volume set, additional charges will app... View more info