Chicago: Field Museum of Natural History, 1927. Hardcover. A portfolio of photogravures documenting the work of taxidermist and sculptor, Carl E. Akeley. Includes 48 plates of Akeley, his taxidermied animals, and bronze animal sculptures. Also with a one page essay about Akeley by Wilfred H. Osgood, curator of Zoology. All plates are present. Housed in a grey paper folder, inserted into a grey paper covered slipcase titled in black on the spine and front panels. Wear to the case including chipping to the edges and corners. Browning to the edges of the case. Slight browning to margins of plates, else in fine condition. Includes contents page. Plates are about 9 x 12 inches. NAT/011320. Very Good.
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Ellicott City, MD: Thomas J. Albert Jr., 2014. Softcover. A delightful memoir by Eagle Scout Tom Albert about his experiences as a camp counselor for thirteen summers at the Goshen Scout Reservation, one of the largest Boy Scout reservations in the country. There are entertaining, humorous, and sometimes poignant stories throughout as Tom and the other counselors mentor, instruct, and protect the hundreds of young scouts who come each week over the summers. Trade paperback bound in glossy paper covers with title on spine and front cover and illustration on front. In fine condition. 229 pages. Fine.
Washington DC: National Geographic Society, (1974). Hardcover. 8vo. Red cloth boards with silver title to spine and embossed illustration of animals to front board. Interior is very clean with many color illustrations. Tight binding. Red dust jacket with white spine panel and black title to spine. 207 pages. NAT/012105. Near Fine / Very Good.
Milano: Fabbri, 1968. Paperback. Three seperate side stapled sections, each with a full color cover depicting photographic images of animals including pages 521 - 580. Text in Italian. Each section includes full color photographs and black and white line drawings. They cover marsupials, monotremes, and birds. Occasional pen annotations and minor dampstaining to bottom edge of one issue. Clean overall. An amusing periodical just for the illustrations (even if you don't read Italian). NAT/082517. Very Good.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1940. LIMITED EDITION. Hardcover. SIGNED BUT THE EDITOR. 4to. 1 of 3025 copies. Beige cloth boards with black and gilt title to spine and front board. Browing to top portion of front board. Pristine interior with tight binding. Includes several illustrations. Glassine dust jacket with several large open tears and wear to edges. Housed in a good black paper slipcase with minor wear. 327 pages. NAT/070305. Very Good in Good dj.
New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1990. Hardcover. 4to. Fine in black cloth covered boards with bright gilt silhouette of tiger to front board and gilt title to spine. Pristine interior with full color photographic illustrations of endangered animals. In near fine illustrated white dust jacket with gilt title to front and spine panels. 144 pages. Nature. NAT/5093. Fine in Near Fine DJ.
New York: Outdoor Life Books, 1985. Linen Backed Paper Covered. 8vo. In green linen backed white paper covered boards with gilt title stamp to spine. In white and green illustrated slightly edgeworn DJ with brown title print to spine panel. Interior is clean and bright with many color illustrations. Index. 254pp. NAT/020305. Very Good in Very Good dj.
London: Thornton Butterworth, (1921). Hardcover. Very good in orange cloth covered boards with black tilte to spine. Minor soiling to exterior as well as minor bumping to spine ends and corners. Owner stamp on front flyleaf. Else is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. Index, 253 pages. Nature. NAT3/01301. Very Good.
Riverside, CA: Bo Press Miniature Books, 2017. Pat Sweet describes herself as creating illuminated miniature books of curiosity, humor, and delight. She creates both miniature (under 3 inches) and macro-miniature (under 1 inch) books. She also makes miniature pocket globes, astronomical instruments, orreries, tellurions, and occasional oddities. This book is from a small open edition, signed by the book artist. According to Pat Sweet: "Illustrations of humans wearing the skulls of extinct animals as masks, dinosaurs mostly, but later animals and hominids, as well. Costumes for a cross-species Dance of Death that extends backwards through time. As we are now, so once were they; as they are now, we soon will be. (The concept for this one is a little difficult to explain. The images certainly looks deeply meaningful, but mostly I just wanted to put big dinosaur skulls on people's heads. Who doesn't?)." Bound in black Japanese paper printed with red dragonflies, with paper title labels pasted on the front and spine. Decorative endpapers. Includes 24 illustrations. Size: 1 5/8 x 1 3/8 inches. 74 pages. ARTB/012418.
Rosemead, CA: Bookhaven Press, 1968. Number 381 of 500 copies. This lovely miniature book was the second book to be printed at Pall Bohne's Bookhaven Press. As he states in the colophon, Bohne was the author as well as the illustrator, typographer, printer, and binder. "Pall W. Bohne (1935-2017) was an eminent member of the Southern California fine press and book arts scene who was known particularly for his expertise in letter press printing. As the operator of Bookhaven Press in Rosemead, California from 1967-1992, Bohne produced numerous works of ephemera and printed pamphlets, including a few miniature books, including Highlights in the History of American Whaling and Jabberwocky, the Famous Mock Heroic Epic. Bohne demonstrated his skills as an artisan through wood-engraving and bookplate production, and purportedly held a wide range interests in other fields such as beekeeping and blacksmithing" (from UCLA library finding aid for their Bohne collection). Bound in grey paper covers with black glossy paper spine with title in gilt. Small nick and repair to top of spine. otherwise very good. Interior pages near fine with many illustrations by Bohne of whale species, whaling tools, and products made from whales such as scrimshaw and corsets. 45 pages including bibliography. Measures 1 7/8 x 2 1/2 inches. MINIATURE/111418.
New York: Playboy Press, 1974. Hardcover. 4to. Near fine in very good blue illustrated, price clipped dust jacket with white title to spine panel. Fading to spine panel and wear to edges of dust jacket. Interior is in lovely condition, clean and bright with no yellowing. Many full-color photographic illustrations. Ink inscription to previous owner opposite title page. Index, 214 pages. Nature. NAT/5093. Near Fine / Very Good.
New York: Basic Books, Inc., 1959. Hardcover. Very good in a very good black and yellow illustrated dust jacket with some small chipping and creasing to edges. White title to front and spine panels. Illustrated throughout with photographic illustrations and drawings by Maurice Wilson. Index, 272 pages. Nature. NAT/7222. Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1961. Hardcover. Very good in very good brown, yellow and white illustrated and price clipped dust jacket with white title to front and spine panels. Light edgewear and to edges and minor fading to spine panel of dust jacket. Very bright and clean text with illustrations throughout; 16 photo plates. Index, 162 pages. Natural History/Animals. NATHIS/12092. Very Good + / Very Good.
San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (1994). First Edition. Hardcover. First edition. Fine in glossy illustrated paper covered boards with white and blue title to front board and yellow title to spine. Pristine interior filled with beautiful photographic illustrations throughout. In near fine grey and blue illustrated dust jacket with white and blue title to front panel and yellow title to spine panel. 41 pages. PHOTO/072417. Fine / Near Fine.
New York: Henry Holt and Company, (1994). First Edition. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo. Near fine in near fine light blue illustrated dust jacket with blue title to front and spine panels. One small closed tear to top inside flap hinge corner of dust jacket and minor bump to bottom corner of boards. Else is pristine with illustrations. Index, 233. Nature. NAT1/3082. Near Fine / Near Fine.
New York: Random House, (1964). Hardcover. 4to. Very good in very good illustrated dust jacket with black title to front panel and white title to black spine. Interior is clean and bright with 264 illustrations, Including 108 in color. Minor edgewear to dust jacket includes 3 small open tears. Index, 299 pages. Nature. NAT110231. Very Good.
Paris: C. Reinwald et Cie, 1877. Hardcover. Second edition, revised and corrected. With 21 woodcuts and 7 photographic illustrations. Originally published in 1872, this book examines behavioral genetics and explores the origins of various facial expressions such as lifting the eyebrows when suprised, etc. Green cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Large chip to book cloth near foot of spine. Discoloration to cloth on spine and a few spots on covers. Clean overall with occasional spots of foxing and soiling. Bottom edge of rear board has been pierced and bottom edges of last half of book have the corresponding marking along the bottom margin. This flaw does not affect the text. IN FRENCH. A good reading copy. 404 pages plus 20 pages of advertisements. SCI/122917. Very Good.
New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1991. Hardcover. 4to. Beige leatherette boards with green title to spine. Pristine interior with tight binding and full color illustrations throughout. Beige dust jacket with black title to spine. Fading to spine and rear panels of dust jacket. 206 pages. NAT/082605. Fine / Very Good+.
Hartford: Printed for the State Geological and Natural History Survey, 1908. Paperback. Very good in light blue paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper and hand written title to spine. Stamp to front wrapper as well as the title page. Else is clean and bright. 203 pages. Nature. NAT2/4162. Very Good in Wraps.
New York: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., 1982. Hardcover. 4to. Very good+ green cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. In very good illustrated dust jacket with white title to brown spine panel. Previous owner's name to front pastedown endpaper. Faint yellowing to edges of pages. Else is clean and bright. Profusely illustrated with bright color and black and white photos. 606 pages. Nature. NAT/5093. Very Good+ / Very Good.