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.
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Mumbai: Oxford University Press, 1996. Hardcover. This is the Twelfth Revised and Enlarged Centenary Edition, celebrating the centenary of Dr. Ali's birth. The previous edition was published in 1979, with reissues up to 1992. This edition was expanded to cover 538 species, compared to the 296 covered in the Eleventh Edition. Contains 64 plates. This edition is scarce in the United States. Octavo. Dark gray cloth cover with gilt title to spine. Illustrated dust jacket in light blue with black title to spine panel. Pages are bright and clean. Dust jacket shows some wear to top and bottom edges, with an Indian price tag on back panel. 354 pages, including index. NAT/061322. Near Fine / 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: New York Times Book Co., 1979. Hardcover. John James Audubon is considered one of the finest painters of American wildlife. This publication was the first to bring together his 655 octavo-sized Birds and Quadrupeds in full size and full color. Quarto. Red paper-covered boards with tan cloth spine. White dust jacket with illustrations to front and back; black title to front and spine. Pages are fine and bright. Cover is fine. Minor wear to edges of dust jacket, including a few short closed tears and minor browning. 674 pages. NAT/052622. Fine / Very Good.
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1997. Hardcover. One hundred forty-five warbler species (and all their races) in these regions are identified and exhaustively described. 144 species are depicted in 48 color plates, and their is a color map for each species. Warblers from these regions are considered Old World Warblers and are distinct from American, or New World, Warblers. Octavo. Dark green cloth cover with gilt title to spine. White illustrated dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Pages are bright and clean. Light foxing to top of page block. Spine is slightly cocked. 400 pages, including index. NAT/061522. Very Good / Very Good.
Munich: Bremer Presse, 1929. Hardcover. Number 177 of 250 copies printed in Germany at the Bremer Presse for Random House. An additional 280 copies were printed for Bremer Presse subscribers. This handsome book provides an excellent example of the fine printing done at the Bremer Presse. The press produced books from 1911 to 1934, with a break during World War I. Stylistically influenced by the English Doves Press, the press was a strong influence on German book art. Ralph Waldo Emerson's essay, "Nature" was written in 1836. In the essay Emerson put forth the foundation of transcendentalism, a belief system that espouses a nontraditional appreciation of nature. Transcendentalism suggests that the divine, or God, suffuses nature, and suggests that reality can be understood by studying nature. Bound in grey, white, and red marbled paper covered boards with cream vellum spine titled in gilt. Minor browning to spine and minor wear to edges, corners, and joints. Top edge gilt, with deckled fore-edge and bottom edge. Letterpress printed on Zanders handmade paper in black and red, with red title and initials designed by Anna Simons. Clean and bright overall with inscription from previous owner in pen to front free endpaper dated 1929. 86 pages. PRI/010923. Near Fine.
London: Academic Press, 1983. Hardcover. This is the second printing, with corrections, of a volume initially published in 1982. Foreword by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. It is Volume I of a 4-volume set. Contains 32 full-page color plates. Quarto. Brown cloth-covered boards with gilt title to front and spine. Brownish-orange dust jacket with blue and brown title to front and spine panels. Pages are clean and bright. Slight foxing to top of text block and minor smudge on bottom of text block. Spine is slightly cocked. Dust jacket shows some wear, a minor crease on front panel, and a small closed tear at top right edge of front panel. 521 pages, including index. NAT/070122. Very Good / Very Good.
Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1994. Hardcover. This atlas resulted from a special project of the Brooks Bird Club in cooperation with the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. The atlas inventories and plots the distribution of breeding bird species in West Virginia from 1984-1989. Seven transparency maps that can be overlaid are contained in a pocket inside the back cover. Numerous black and white bird illustrations and maps are included throughout the book. Octavo. Glossy paper-covered boards in white and green with bird illustration to front. Green and orange title to front; orange and black title to green spine. Pages are clean and bright, Cover has slight color wear. 215 pages, including index. NAT/060622. Near Fine.
London: George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1877. SCARCE. Hardcover. Tall 8vo. Bound in navy cloth covered boards with original blue paper wrappers bound in as second endpaper. Interior very clean and bright. Volume complete with three appendices, a frontispiece foldout map, and 8 folding illustrations to the rear. Period bookplate to front pastedown. A scarce item in beautiful condition. NAT/070106. Very Good.
Cassell, Petter, & Galpin, 1870 - 1880. Chromolithograph print of 4 pigeons. Browning to margins, else clean and bright. Foxing to margins. Large chipping / open tear to right margin of print; illustration not affected. Inch long closed tear to margin that extends to bottom corner of image. Size of print: about 8.25 x 10.75 inches. Fine.
n.p. Cheloniidae Press, 1979. A stunning black and white print of a majestic bald eagle in flight. This is the last available print of a sold out edition of 50. Signed and dated by renowned artist and printer Alan James Robinson. He founded the Cheloniidae Press, later the Press of the Sea Turtle, in 1979. His books and art have won numerous awards and can be found in many public and private collections. The eagle is shown from the side with his head extended and wings held wide. In fine condition. Image is 17.5 x 23.5 inches; in mat it is 21.5 x 25 inches. ORIGART/072517. Fine.
Northampton MA: Cheloniidae Press, n.d. State Proof signed by the artist. A stunning original print, never published and the only copy ever printed, created by renowned artist and printer Alan James Robinson. He founded the Cheloniidae Press, later the Press of the Sea Turtle, in 1979. His books and art have won numerous awards and can be found in many public and private collections. The image depicts an owl flying in the dark of night. Most of the surface is a profound black, with the hunting owl visible by moonlight. The print is 17.5 x 23 inches and measures 22 x 27 inches with the mat. In fine condition.ORIGART/072017.
n.p. Cheloniidae, n.d. State Proof. This marvelous black and white etching of a walking hippopotamus is a one of a kind print signed by renowned artist and printer Alan James Robinson, particularly well known for his depiction of animals, birds, and nature. He founded the Cheloniidae Press in 1979, and his work can be found in many public and private collections around the country. The hippo appears to be walking toward the viewer with his head done in particular detail. In fine condition. 22 x 28.5 inches. PRINTS/072517. Fine.