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1 ANIMAL CURIOSITIES 1923 1ST ED N445 Berridge, , W. S.
May not be noted. Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Natural History; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Photographs; Berridge, W. S. , Animal Curiosities Boston, Small, Maynard, 1923, ist ed, many b & w photographs by the author. VG++. An interesting book about some of the most remarkable creatures in the animal kingdom from the perspective of 1923, NATURAL HISTORY; 0 785 
Price: 13.11 USD
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BEAUTIFUL WILD FLOWERS OF AMERICA  (G), Sprague, Isaac
2 BEAUTIFUL WILD FLOWERS OF AMERICA (G) Sprague, Isaac
Troy NY Nims and Knight 1892 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Flowers; Wildflowers; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Color Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Sprague, Isaac. Beautiful Wild Flowers of America. Troy, N. Y. : Nims and Knight, 1892. 4to, orig. Gilt-lettered pictorial floral pink-grey cloth, A. E. G. ; minor edge wear. With 10 chromolithographic plates, tissue guards. Minor smudging to front & back matter. Plates clean & bright, tissue protected. Complete. See Bennett p. 100 for Boston, 1882 ed. With 12 plates (extra graphics available).. ; 0 26366 
Price: 140.95 USD
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GENERAL AND PARTICULAR DESCRIPTIONS OF THE VERTEBRATED ANIMALS..ORDER QUADRUMANA...MONKEYS AND LEMURS. [COLOR PLATES], Griffith, Edward
3 GENERAL AND PARTICULAR DESCRIPTIONS OF THE VERTEBRATED ANIMALS..ORDER QUADRUMANA...MONKEYS AND LEMURS. [COLOR PLATES] Griffith, Edward
London Baldwin, Cradock and Joy 1821 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Color Illustrations; royal 8; 143, [1] pages; 19th century 3/4 burgundy morocco & cloth, raised spine compartments, gilt, A. E. G; corners worn, library numbers to spine. With hand-colored half title and 34 hand colored plates; bookplate to front endpaper, perforated library stamps throughout (including on plates) , rear endpaper with pocket and discoloration from pocket. ; 0 33060 
Price: 634.50 USD
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JOURNAL OF THE TRENTON NATURAL HISTORY SOCIETY, VOL. I 1886-1888, Various
4 JOURNAL OF THE TRENTON NATURAL HISTORY SOCIETY, VOL. I 1886-1888 Various
Trenton, NJ Pub. By the Society 1888 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Natural History, NJ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 365 pages; Jan 1886 to 1888 . Plates 13 + 1 and some textural illustrations as well. Bound in 3/4 dark brown morocco leather over marbled boards. ; 0 32398 
Price: 159.75 USD
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NATURAL HISTORY FOR YOUNG FOLKS, Campbill, , C. C.
5 NATURAL HISTORY FOR YOUNG FOLKS Campbill, , C. C.
London Nelson & Phillips 1884 Hardcover with no dust jacket Illustrated by Giacomelli and Others 
Zoology; Engravings; NATURAL HISTORY FOR YOUNG FOLKS Lond. Nelson 1884. Ill. With 56 engrved Drawings By Giacomelli and othersl 228p 8vo gilt and green full deluxeleather binding. Sunning to spine and wear but tight and sound. Bookplate noting its presentation to student for scholarship. Presumed first edition. Many quaint pictures of animals as seen from the perspective of the day. ; 0 3995 
Price: 46.72 USD
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PARADISE LOST, A HISTORY OF GAME PRESERVATION IN EAST AFRICA, 5/50 SIGNED BY OFCANSKY., Thomas P. Ofcansky.
6 PARADISE LOST, A HISTORY OF GAME PRESERVATION IN EAST AFRICA, 5/50 SIGNED BY OFCANSKY. Thomas P. Ofcansky.
West Virginia University Press 2002 First Edition Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 134 pages; Half green leather and gray cloth, handbound by Matt Eggleston, Village Booksmith in Creston, Illinois. #5 of 50 signed by Ofcansky. Group - Category: Books - Fine Bindings Kenya, Zebra, Masai, Game preserves, Elephant, maps, etc. Tipped in color phot plate frontis. Numerous b/w photos throughout. Index and bilbiography. ; Signed by Author; 0 33449 
Price: 328.95 USD
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PLEASANT PAGES: VOL. II FOR YOUNG PEOPLE A JOURNAL OF HOME EDUCATION, May not be noted.
7 PLEASANT PAGES: VOL. II FOR YOUNG PEOPLE A JOURNAL OF HOME EDUCATION May not be noted.
May not be noted. Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
GEOGRAPHY; Zoologymorality; History; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; Houlston & Stoneman London ND ca. 1851 London.. No ed. Stated. 3/4 leather with marbled boards. ; 0 5094 
Price: 37.37 USD
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PLEASANT PAGES: VOL. III FOR YOUNG PEOPLE A JOURNAL OF HOME EDUCATION, May not be noted.
8 PLEASANT PAGES: VOL. III FOR YOUNG PEOPLE A JOURNAL OF HOME EDUCATION May not be noted.
May not be noted. Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
GEOGRAPHY; Zoologymorality; History; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; Houlston & Stoneman London ND ca. 1851 London.. No ed. Stated. 3/4 leather with marbled boards; 0 5090 
Price: 37.37 USD
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SIX DAYS OF CREATION A Series of Familiar Letters from a Father to His Children Describing the Natural History of Each Stage Mercies, with Particular Reference to the Illustration of Scriptural Truth, May not be noted.
9 SIX DAYS OF CREATION A Series of Familiar Letters from a Father to His Children Describing the Natural History of Each Stage Mercies, with Particular Reference to the Illustration of Scriptural Truth May not be noted.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Parry & Mcmillan 1855 First American Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; black-and-white; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 347 pages; Corner missing from front free and paper, second free and paper with internal faults, First American edition published on the last London edition with numerous illustrations of various forms of life in black-and-white. Published 1855, quite uncommon ; 0 20497 
Price: 187.95 USD
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