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Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1981. First Edition. Hardcover. This book focuses on the top 500 sites to find birds in New York State. More than 400 species are discussed, with special emphasis on rare spots, such as the 25 best sites for observing hawk migrations. The book includes 106 maps. Octavo. Blue cloth boards with gilt title in black box on spine. Grey and white dust jacket, with white title and bird photo to front and black title to white spine. Pages are bright and clean. Cover is in fine condition. Dust jacket has minor wear, with several small closed tears to top front. Small close tears and light foxing to ear panel of jacket. 499 pages, including index. NAT/060622. Fine / Very Good.
Greenville, Delaware: Delaware Museum of Natural History, 1971. Hardcover. John E. duPont was the founder of the Delaware Museum of Natural History and assembled at the museum one of the finest collections of Philippines birds in existence. He led a number of expeditions to the Philippines beginning in 1958. This publication is Monograph Series No. 2 from the museum. Contains numerous full-page color illustrations. Quarto. Red cloth cover with gilt title to front and spine. Light blue dust jacket with dark blue title to front and spine panels. Pages are bright and clean, with toning to top of page block. Dust jacket has wear to edges including several closed and open tears, and slight fading to spine and a few small spots of soiling. 480 pages, including index. NAT/061322. Very Good / Very Good.
Wilmington: Delaware Museum of Natural History, 1976. Hardcover. John E. duPont was the founder of the Delaware Museum of Natural History. This publication is Monograph Series No. 3 from the museum. It covers birds from the island groups of Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Cook, Society, Tuamotu, Matquesas, Austral, Pitcairn, and Henderson. 183 species are described. There are 31 full-color plates. Octavo. Olive-green cloth cover with gilt title to front and spine. White illustrated dust jacket with teal title to front and spine panels. Pages are bright and clean. Dust jacket has a small closed tear at top gutter, minor smudging, and foxing to back panel. 218 pages, including index. NAT/061622. Fine / Very Good.
Kathmandu: Robert L. Fleming, Sr. and Jr., 1976. First Edition. Hardcover. Birds of Nepal is written in a field guide form. 741 species are described and illustrated in 150 color plates. Robert Fleming, Sr. had lived in the Himalayas for 45 years at the time of publication, and he was an author of other books on the birds of Nepal from as early as 1955. Small octavo (7 1/2" x 4 3/4"). Purple cloth cover with yellow title to front and spine. Illustrated dust jacket with blue title on front panel and black title on white spine panel. Pages are clean and bright. Cover is faded, with sunning to spine. Spine is rolled. Dust jacket is worn at edges, with several small closed tears to top. 349 pages, including index. NAT/060622. Very Good / Very Good.
Massachusetts Department of Agriculture, 1929. Hardcover. Volume I is a first edition, 3rd printing issued in 1929. The other two volumes are first printings. Edward Forbush Howe (1858 - 1929) was a noted ornithologist from Massachusetts. At the age of 16, he became the curator of ornithology of the Worcester Natural History Society. Later in life, he founded the Massachusetts Audubon Society. All volumes are bound in matching green cloth boards with gilt titles to spines and front boards. All volumes have minor wear to edges and bumping to corners. Volume I has a short tear to the bookcloth on the head of the spine. Gift inscription in pen to front free endpaper of Volume II. Foxing and light toning to margins throughout all volumes, but heavier in second and third volumes. All volumes contain color plates as well as line drawings within the text. Volume I is 481 pages; Volume II is 461 pages; Volume III is 466 pages. NAT/060922. Very Good.
Harrisburg: The Stackpole Company and the Wildlife Management Institute, Washington, DC, 1959. Hardcover. This is the first work that attempted to cover the bird population of all of Alaska, following many detailed reports for specific sections of the state, which were drawn on in the preparation of this publication. Includes chapters on the history of Alaskan ornithology, migration, Alaskan ecological zones, and introduced game birds. Several color illustrations. Octavo. Brown cloth covers, with black title to front and spine. Pages are clean and bright. Foxing to fore-edge of text block. Wear and rubbing to hinges and edges of boards. 922 pages, including index. NAT/060822. Very Good.
Los Angeles: Los Angeles Audubon Society, 1981. First Edition. Hardcover. This book discusses the geographical and seasonal patterns of the distribution of over 500 species of birds. Includes material on habitats, population trends, seasonal movements, and migration. Includes numerous black and white illustrations. Octavo. White glossy paper cover with black title to front and spine. Brown illustrated dust jacket with white title to front and spine panels. Pages are clean and bright. Dust jacket has slight wear to top and bottom of panels, a slight scratch on front panel, and a small open tear to bottom edge of back panel. 408 pages, including index. NAT/061322. Very Good / Very Good.
New York: The New York Botanical Garden, 1991. Second Edition. Hardcover. The first edition of this book was published in 1963. This second edition was revised by Cronquist after Gleason's death. Its U.S. coverage extends from the Atlantic Ocean west to the western boundaries of Minnesota, Iowa, northern Missouri, and southern Illinois, as well as south to the southern borders of Virginia, Kentucky, and Illinois. Canadian coverage includes Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, and parts of Quebec and Ontario provinces. Octavo. Glossy green paper-covered boards with gilt title to front and spine. Pages are clean and bright. Slight smudging to upper and lower ends of page block. Spine is slightly cocked and creased on outside cover. Cover shows minor wear, with light damping to front inside cover and first few pages. 910 pages, including index. Very Good.
Philadelphia: Carey, Lea and Carey, 1826. Hardcover. Good in lightly worn leather boards with gilt and tan title label to spine. Both boards are detached with small library stamp to spine. Heavy areas of wear to spine. Browning to margins and passages highlighted in red colored pencil. Plates are clean overall with browning to edges and occasional foxing. Includes 19 plates and engraved half title page. Plates are of opposums, beavers, deer, squirrels, goats, mastadon bones, and more. 331 pages. Nature. NAT211281. Good.
London: Christopher Helm, 1996. Hardcover. This book includes all of the bird species that have been officially recognized as having been present in Hungary up to the beginning of 1995. This includes rare visitors and vagrants. Details are provided on status in Hungary and internationally, distribution, and range map. A black and white range map is provided for each species. This title is scarce in the United States. Octavo. Green cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Green illustrated dust jacket with white title to front and spine panels. Pages are clean and bright. Dust jacket has minor wear to edges and rubbing to front and rear panels.192 pages, including index. NAT/061322. Fine / Very Good.
Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1994. Hardcover. This book covers 200 species which nest in the state of Michigan, with 115 full-color paintings by 5 well-known wildlife artists, including Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen. Paintings cover entire page: 12"x9". A very attractive book. Large quarto. Rose/pink cloth boards, with gilt title in blue box on spine. In illustrated dust jacket with with blue spine panel titled in pink. Pages are bright and clean, with slight toning to margins. Dust jacket has minor wear to edges and minor rubbing to panels 358 pages, including index. NAT/052722. Near Fine / Near Fine.
Portland, OR: Anne Greenwood. Number 40 of 100 trade copies. The Lunar Maria (pl.) or Mare (sing.) are large dark basaltic plains on the Earth’s Moon formed by ancient volcanic eruptions. These plains Oceanus (Oceans), Mare (Seas), Lacus (Lakes), Palus (Marshes), and Sinus (Bays) were named by Giovanni Battista Riccioli in 1651 after states of mind and conditions of water. I have editioned three decks of 44 oracle cards named after the Lunar Maria: one wool hand-embroidered original, twelve cotton digitally printed, finished w/ hand-stitching, and 100 paper digitally printed. All the decks include a letterpress printed, hand-bound booklet, and indigo dyed bag and cloth with machine stitched text. The booklet describes how to use the cards and includes 44 poetic fragments that correspond to each basaltic plain and embroidered image. The booklet was designed, printed and bound by Daniela Del Mar. This project was conceived in the midst of studying magical tools and practices with Colette Gardiner in her Blue Iris Mystery School in Portland, Oregon, working as an artist-in-residence at the Icelandic Textiles Center in Blönduós, Iceland and learning from Carmen Spagnola's Numinous School of Intuition Development. The combination of these experiences helped me further understand, connect and embed my ancestry, place and natural world within my art practice. Ten percent of all sales from this deck, and funds generated from any readings will be donated to The Chúush Fund: Water for Warm Springs which directly benefits the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Oregon as they work to restore their access and infrastructure for clean water. Edition size: 12 5.5”x 7.5”x 2” finished bag w/ contents, 4”x 5.5” cards & booklet, 20”x 20” cloth.
New York: American Museum of Natural History, 1923. Hardcover. Griscom was Assistant Curator at the American Museum of Natural History. This work was prepared in cooperation with the Linnean Society of New York. The Linnean Society was the main center for the growth of ornithological interest in NYC during this period. Contains 6 color plates. Large fold-out map is present, but detached. Octavo. Brown cloth cover with dark brown title to front and spine. Pages are bright and clean. Cover has some discoloration to front and spine; minor smudge marks to front and back boards. Wear to hinges, edges of boards, and spine ends including chipping and tears to spine. Both hinges are cracked, but boards remain attached. 400 pages, including index. NAT/060622. Good +.
Pittsburgh: Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 1983. Hardcover. Special publication No. 7 from the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. This book is an attempt to put on record the status of the bird population in West Virginia in the 3rd quarter of the 20th century. The focus is on their distribution and ecology, reflecting the profound changes that had occurred since the first half of the century. Produced in cooperation with the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources. Black and white photographs and illustrations, with one color plate of Sutton's warbler (by George Sutton), which is also printed on the dust jacket. Blue cloth boards with gilt title to front and spine. White dust jacket with black title to front and spines panels and bird illustration on front panel.Pages are clear and bright. Dust jacket has light foxinig and small spot of staining on front cover; some sunning and several small tears (one open) to back panel. 180 pages, including index. NAT/052722. Fine / Very Good.
Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1980. Hardcover. First edition of this useful guide with detailed location descriptions and maps. "Where to find 335 species of birds, when to find them, and how to get there." Small octavo. Bound in white paper covered boards with green and black titling to front and spine and decorative green and black illustration and map to front cover. Slight signs of handling and pencil notes for one locale. Pages are clean and bright. Slight roll to spine. Octavo. 223 pages including index. Very Good.