C. S. Hammond and Co., (1954). Hardcover. Fine in dark green leatherette covered boards gilt title to front board and to spine. Gilt and black decoration to spine. Interior is clean and bright with 300 wonderful full color illustrations by Walter Ferguson and John Cody. Index, 319 pages. Nature. NAT/070617. Fine.
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New York: Harper & Row, No date. First Edition. Hardcover. First Edition. Very good+ turquoise cloth folio with white title to spine. In very good price clipped white illustrated dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Minor edgewear to dust jacket. Interior is tight and clean, faint yellowing to page edges and one small scrape the to the half title page. Filled with beautiful color photographic illustrations. Text is drawn from the journals, diaries, and other writings of travelers to Lake Superior and the Sault in the years 1650 to 1880. 117 pages. Nature. NAT/6073. Very Good+ / Very Good.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1977. Hardcover. Very good maroon linen backed green paper boards in very good price clipped illustrated dust jacket with white and brown title to front and spine panels. Minor fading along bottom of fboards. Interior lovely, bright and clean with many illustrations. 350 pages. Natural Science. NAT/5093. Very Good / Very Good.
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1986. First Edition. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo. Near fine in very good brown dust jacket with beige title to front and spine panels. Minor rubbing to front panel. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. Index, 270 pages. Nature. NAT1/2152. Near Fine in Very Good DJ.
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell and Company, (1958). Hardcover. Very good in a very good green and yellow dust jacket with white title to front and spine panels. Minor edgewear to dust jacket as well as minor browning to spine. Previous owner's stamp to front free end page. Stories by the author of the animals she observed near her home in the Vienna wilderness. 158 pages. Nature. NAT/7222. Very Good / Very Good.
New York: Harry N. Abrams, (1975). Hardcover. Small Folio. WIth an Introduction by Eugene Ionesco and poems by Max Gerard. In dark brown cloth covered boards with orange title stamp to front board and spine. In a VG- glossy illustrated DJ with small two closed tears to edges of front panel and chipping to spine ends. Interior is mostly clean and bright with 75 illustrations, including 55 large plates in full color. 174 pages. NAT/082104. Very Good / Very Good Minus.
MA: Viewpoint Editions, 2012. Paperback. Number 22 of 36 copies. According to noted book artist Dorothy Simpson Krause, “This homage to Marjory Stoneman Douglas (1947-1997) and her seminal book, The Everglades: River of Grass combines my images of the Everglades with historic photographs, documents, and maps. Forty miles wide and over 100 miles long this slow moving river ranges from a few inches to a few feet in depth. Only half its original size, the Everglades has been largely destroyed to meet the demands of urban and agricultural growth. The ongoing battle for restoration of the Everglades is a moral test which hopefully we will pass.” The book’s exquisite images evoke the beauty and mystery of the Everglades, which are “one of the unique regions of the earth, remote, never wholly known” (Marjory Douglas). Printed on Yu Kou paper, on a laser printer with letterpress overlay. Interleaved with Yu Kou light tissue guards. All of the unbound pages are housed in an envelope enclosure made from brown Lokta Oil Paper to reference a packet of documents an early settler might have carried. The closure on the envelope is a native mahogany tree seedpod with rawhide and thread tie. This book was produced while Krause was Artist-in-Residence at the Jaffe Center for Book Arts, Wimberly Library, Florida Atlantic University, and was published under the auspices of Minerva: The Press at Wimberly. In fine condition. PRI/101912. Fine.
St. Paul, MN: Webb Publishing Co., 1920. Hardcover. 8vo. Very good+ in maroon cloth covered boards with black title to front board and gilt title to spine. Slight bumping to spine ends. Corners are sharp. Minor browning to edges of end pages. Light yellowing to pages throughout. Ex-libris with discard stamps to title page, edges of text block, and to rear paste down. No other library markings. Else is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. Index, 365 pages + ads. NAT/092118. Very Good+.
Pretoria: The Government Printing and Stationary Office, 1925. Paperback. Reprinted from the Journal of the Department of Agriculture, December, 1921. Very Good in white side stapled wraps with black title to front wrap. Includes illustrations and one color plate. Africa. 8 pages. AFR/020818. Very Good.
Pretoria: The Government Printing and Stationary Office, 1925. Paperback. Reprinted from the Journal of the Department of Agriculture, June, 1922. Very Good in white side stapled wraps with black title to front wrap. Includes illustrations and one color plate. Africa. 8 pages. AFR/020818. Very Good.
Pretoria: The Government Printing and Stationary Office, 1925. Paperback. Reprinted from the Journal of the Department of Agriculture, February 1923. Very Good in white side stapled wraps with black title to front wrap. Includes illustrations and one color plate. Africa. 8 pages. AFR/020818. Very Good.
Pretoria: The Government Printing and Stationary Office, 1925. Paperback. Reprinted from the Journal of the Department of Agriculture, August 1923. Very Good in white side stapled wraps with black title to front wrap. Includes illustrations and one color plate. Africa. 8 pages. AFR/020818. Very Good.
Petersham, MA: The Lone Oak Press, 2012. Hardcover. Master wood engraver Abigail Rorer is considered one of the finest engravers working today. She founded her Lone Oak Press in 1989 and has published many beautiful works that often focus on nature - animals, flowers, trees, and water. Abigail has also provided lovely illustrations for other private and commercial presses. Her fine press books have been in numerous exhibitions in the U.S., U.K., and Ireland. They can be found in many public and private collections.Number 12 of 14 deluxe copies. A total of 60 copies were printed. Numbered and signed by the book artist. “In the Lone Oak Press book Mimpish Squinnies we focused on fourteen plants that British plant explorer Reginald Farrer (1880 - 1920) disliked with a passion. In this new book, we join Farrer on a journey to the Alps in his quest to see in situ one of his most beloved plants, Eritrichium nanum, also known as King of the Alps” (prospectus). In addition to the book, this deluxe edition includes an essay by book artist Abigail Rorer discussing the trials and tribulations of trying to grow Eritrichium nanum, a botanical illustration in watercolor of the King of the Alps, a pseudo herbarium specimen of Eritrichium nanum, and an extra suite of prints from the book with an experimental print using various engravings from the book and related material. All housed within a large black cloth clamshell box with black leather spine titled in silver. A splendid work by this noted wood engraver. In fine condition. Fine.
1870. This print comes from the six volume set, A History of British Birds, by Reverend F. O. Morris, comprised of some of the most accurate drawings and information about British birds and their habitat. Engraved by Alexander Francis Lyon, and colored by a team of women colonists, the prints are presented on a greenish tan or biscuit color background. The print is Woodcut (Xylographic) engraving with superb original hand color Plate printed on one side, blank on reverse. The leaf measures 9 5/8 x 5 3/8 inches. Archivally matted. #46363. Very Good.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (1966). first american Edition. Hardcover. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. 4to. Very good+ in very good illustrated dust jacket with red title to front panel and white title to spine panel. Wear to dust jacket includes rubbing, and creasing to edgesas well as two small closed tears to edge of dust jacket. Interior is clean and bright and filled with beautiful full color illustrtations. Two articles, one cut out photo of a leopard, and and advertisement booklet for "The Official World Wildlife Portfolio of Big Game Art" laid in at rear. 284 pages. Nature. NAT208301. Very Good+ / Very Good.
Ottawa: Government Printing Bureau, Canada Department of Mines, Geological Survey Branch, 1909. Paperback. 8vo. Very good in light blue paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper. Minor wear to wrappers and creasing and browning to spine. Interior is clean and bright. 761 pages+ index. Nature. NAT112041. Very Good.
New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1904. First Edition. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Green cloth covered boards with gilt lettering to front board and to spine and embossed flower pattern on boards. In excellent condition. Previous owner's book plate to front free end page. A few very light spots of foxing to end pages. Else is pristine. 348 pages. Literature. LIT12112. Fine.
Barcelona: Printed at The Folio Club for Sandra March, 2014. Hardcover. Number 83 of 100 copies signed and numbered by Sandra March. Text in Spanish, Catalan, and English. March is a talented young book and installation artist. With this work she draws a metaphorical, graphic, and auditory journey captured by words, illustrations, and sound. Thus the contents comprise the book, two posters, and a CD. She writes that this project has a scientific basis with a therapeutic and artistic impulse, starting on a subconscious level after losing both her sister and her father from heart diseases. The journey goes from a symbolic loss of the heart until its restoration, through a tour of the beautiful and varied morphology of the cardiac systems of thirty-one different animals and the sounds of their heartbeats. The heartbeat sounds are from a jellyfish, starfish, black widow spider, giant tortoise, Nile crocodile, frog, parakeet, and human being among many others There were a number of contributors to this project, including the biologist Francesc Uribe Porta, sound engineer Vicente Rosati, and illustrator Raquel Bullon. Bound in a white cardboard CD case, with posters attached to the back cover by a pink elastic band and CD held on the middle fold of the case. In fine condition. 58 pages. PRI/042715. Fine.
Seattle: Marquand Editions, . Number 23 of 25 numbered copies signed by the author and the photographer. In this remarkable edition, environmental scientist Gretchen C. Daily and photographer Charles J. Katz describe how one relict tree, the magnificent Ceiba pentandra in the village of Sabalito, Costa Rica carries physical and spiritual importance far out into the world. In poetic language interwoven with scientific fact, Daily also describes the historical and natural history of this tree and of the ceiba species in general. Katz's photographs of the tree and village amplify this message quietly yet forcefully. Gretchen Daily is the recipient of the Blue Planet Prize, the world's most prestigious award for environmental sustainability [Description from Marquand Editions]. This powerful artist's book by Daily and Katz is created in the form of text, 9 color photographs and a wood carving of the magnificent tree. The carved tree is folded down to fit into a semicircular insert box to be pulled out and detached from the container slipcase. It opens up to reveal the One Tree (attached to the lid by a string that lifts it upright as the lid is lowered). The tree is cut from 3 layers of plywood laminated together and attached tongue-in-groove to the center edge. The photographs and 2 letterpress printed booklets reside in a cut-out recess. beneath the folded tree. The indentation is also made of built up, laminated layers of plywood. The inside of the lid is illustrated with a watercolor print. The first booklet of 14 pages contains Daily's essay about the tree, with an additional signature by the author. The other supplementary booklet of 9 pages One tree / Gretchen C. Daily, Charles J. Katz Jr., contains the foreword by Charles J. Katz Jr., acknowledgments, and artist biographies. Accompanying the booklets are the nine numbered color photographs by Katz. The book is in a semicircular shape measuring 11.5 x 22.5 inches. It is housed in a rectangular slipcase. In fine condition. ARTISTSB/042219. Fine.
Stuttgart und Leipzig: Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, circa 1900. Hardcover. Very Good in illustrated brown cloth boards with gilt titles to spines, white titles to front covers, and an illustration of a bear to front covers. Wear to edges of boards, corners, and spine ends of all volumes. Rubbing to covers. Spine of volume one has been repaired. Closed tears to edges of some pages - most of which have been repaired with archival tape. Overall the interiors are clean; although, there are occasional spots of foxing and small spots of soiling to some pages. Volume two and volume three are both missing the front free endpapers. Rear hinge of volume three is starting. Includes over 1000 illustrations, some of which are in color. An interesting set filled with illustrations - easy to appreciate even if you don't speak the language. Text is in German. This set may require an extra shipping fee. Nature. NAT/7262. Very Good.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1923. Hardcover. 1 of 1200 copies. The essay was originally written for a meeting of the Friday Club of Chicago in February 1899. It was later printed by the American Park and Outdoor Art Association in pamphlet form. It has been republished here with the original illustrations and added reproductions of ancient and modern landscapes, pictures of Walden, and pictures of the McCormick's home at Lake Forest. Includes 56 illustrations of gardens from around the world such as the hanging gardens of Babylon, gardens of Versailles, Greek garden, Gardens of the Villa Albani in Rome, Kew Gardens in London, Lincoln Park in Chicago, Walden, and many more. Very good in beige cloth backed blue paper covered boards with paper title label to spine. The spine is a bit browned and there are a few small markings to the spine and rear board. Minor wear to the edges and gentle bumping to the corners. There are a few spots of foxing to the fore edge; otherwise, the interior is very clean. Printed on Fabriano paper with deckled edges. The essay is 31 pages and there are 56 plates. ART/070710. Very Good.
North Adams, MA: Messenger Press, 2004. Hardcover. Number 26 of 40 copies signed and numbered by book artist Valerie Carrigan. She won the Juror's Award for best book in show in 2014 at Pyramid Atlantic's biannual book arts fair. The book was also selected for the juried exhibition of the 100th Anniversary of the Guild of Book Workers. Valerie created this moving and compelling work in tribute to her sister after she died. Powerful close-up black and white images of birds are juxtaposed with text about encounters with birds Valerie experienced. The birds presented in the book - a barred owl, northern flicker, bald eagle, pileated woodpecker, and evening grosbeak - "are messengers, urging us to pay attention to the world around and within us". In the colophon she writes: "Wonder strikes at the soul unexpectedly against a backdrop of the common and everyday. "Messenger" was born of such moments, created for Julie Rae Carrigan who believed all living things have souls." With five loose bird images, each in a paper folder with letterpress text on the front cover. The images began as monotypes and translated to offset lithography. Printed on Arches Hot Press. Text was set in Tiepolo and printed from polymer plates on Mohawk Satin Cover. Housed in a grey silk covered slipcase with bird image inset on top. In fine condition. 11.5 x 14 inches. PRI/040615. Fine.