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A Synopsis of the Genera of American Plants, According to the Latest Improvements on the Linnean System: With the new Genera of Michaux and others., (Rich, O.)
1 (Rich, O.) A Synopsis of the Genera of American Plants, According to the Latest Improvements on the Linnean System: With the new Genera of Michaux and others.
Georgetown, D.C. Carter, J.M. for J. Milligan and others 1814 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
viii + 167 + [3] pp including ad on [169]. Index. 3/4 leather with hard paper boards. Leather spine just a little rubbed, gilt bright and legible , leather corners a little rubbed, boards a bit rubbed as well with old small name sticker at bottom front. Interior has names of Heydrick family of Philadelphia, 1816 on end papers in a few different hands along with some doodling, more Heydrick family on 2nd fly. Title page and following leaf have light humidity stain, title page recto and verso have small pencil point black spot atop printer's name, page 54 has some small brown spots at the bottom which have oxidized surrounding pages, some general foxing and toning but otherwise clean and unmarked, publisher's ad at [169] is trimmed close at fore-edge and is cut shorter than the rest of the leaves and has quite a bit of foxing and some humidity staining, last two blanks have a bit of the same humidity staining at the gutter. Binding is solid. Quite scarce in commerce, this is a sound and attractive copy. Attributed to O. Rich, who is sometimes identified as Oliver O. Rich and otherwise as Obadiah Rich, the bibliographer whose brother was a botanist. An 1816 articles refers to "publisher O. Rich" while an 1849 article identifies "O. Rich" as the compiler. Library of Congress says that the O. Rich attribution is probably mistakenly applied from a flyleaf inscription. It seems unlikely that the bibliographer Obadiah Rich branched out into botany in the middle of his otherwise unplant-related career. The mystery of the author aside, this is a nice copy of a scarce title. OCLC 82200696; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 275.00 USD
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Der Bernstein und Seine Einschlusse, Bachoffen-Echt, Dr. Adolf
2 Bachoffen-Echt, Dr. Adolf Der Bernstein und Seine Einschlusse
Vienna Springer-Verlag 1949 First Edition Paperback Good in Good dust jacket 
[iii] ff + 204 pp. Color frontis photo, 188 text illustrations textabbildungen. In German. White paper dust jacket with photo is chipped and worn around the edges. DJ is attacked to boards at the spine. White card covers are clean, corners bit bend, spine tips a little rubbed. Interior has old owner bookplates, but otherwise clean and unmarked. A decent, usable copy of the first edition of this book that is still in print. ; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Rowland Ward's Records of Big Game XIth Edition (Africa), Best, Gerald A.; Major W.G. Raw
3 Best, Gerald A.; Major W.G. Raw Rowland Ward's Records of Big Game XIth Edition (Africa)
London Rowland Ward, Ltd. 1962 Eleventh Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
xx + 374 pp + folding table. Full color plate before title, profusely illustrated with photos as well as examples of trophy measurement. Original dark green cloth with gilt is faded and generally worn, joints rubbed and starting at spine tips, corners rubbed. Interior first fly has old price sticker mark, otherwise clean and nice. Binding bit shaken but still holding very well. ; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 35.00 USD
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4 Blot, Jacques Les Poissons Fossiles Du Monte Bolca. Classes Jasqu'ici dans Les Familles Des Carangidae, Menidae, Ephippidae, Scatophagidae. Tome I. Texte & Tome II. Planches
Verona Museo Civico Di Storia Naturale Di Verona 1969 First Edition Softcover Good 
x + 525 pages AND ca 200 unnumbered pages with 100 black & white full page plates. Vol. I illustrated with 160 text figures, Vol. II is plates only. Brown card covers with illustration of fossil fish and red ruling have some normal wear, bit of edge curling, library spine label. Interiors have normal library markings and some general shelf wear, but unmarked and presentable. Vol. II top of spine is a little torn. Vol. I includes the text, the 160 figures, bibliographie, index and table des matieres. Historique; Geologie et Genese du Gisement; Introduction a l'etude des poissons; Famille des Pomatomidae; Famille des Ductoridae;Familee des Exelliidae; Famille des Carangidae; des Menidae; des Trachinotidae; des Monodactylidae; des Amphistiidae; des Ephippidae; des Platacidae; des Scatophagidae; des Carangodidae; Acanthuroidei: Famille des Acanthuridae. Studi e ricerche sui giacimenti terziari di Bolca.; Ex-Library; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Price: 325.00 USD
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5 Bonnet, L., Canard, M., Economidou, E., Filianos, S, et al Biologia Gallo-Hellenica. 2000 Volume XXVI No. 1
Groupe Franco-Hellenique De Recherches Biologiques 2000 Softcover Good 
97 pp. Illus maps, charts, figures. In French, English, German,Greek, etc. Blue and white card covers are clean with minimal wear, small price sticker scar, interior clean and unmarked. Hard to find.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Price: 19.00 USD
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6 Bonnet, L., De Camps, H., Matsakis, J. Th., Et al Biologia Gallo-Hellenica. 1969, Volume II, No. 2
Groupe Franco-Hellenique De Recherches Biologiques 1969 Softcover Good 
93-197 pp. Illus maps, charts, figures. In French, English, German,Greek, etc. Blue and white card covers are clean with minimal wear, small price sticker scar, interior clean and unmarked. Hard to find.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Lichens of the Ottawa Region. With 2 signed letters from the author, Brodo, Irwin M.
7 Brodo, Irwin M. Lichens of the Ottawa Region. With 2 signed letters from the author
Ottawa National Museum of Natural Sciences 1979 Softcover Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
ii, 111 pgs. Pale yellow cream cards with black plastic comb binding. covers a bit grubby but still respectable. Interior read but unmarked. Inside are two letters from the author to another scholar discussing comments on the keys Scarce ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 111 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 35.00 USD
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8 Canada Department of Mines Summary Report of the Mines Branch of the Department of Mines for the Calendar Year Ending December 31, 1912 [together with the Report for the Calendar year Ending December 31] 1913, [and with the Report for the Calendar Year Ending December 31,] 1914
Ottawa C.H.Parmelee 1913 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
ix + 174 pp + 2 large folding maps, x + 214 pp, ix + 232 pp + xii plates + xx ads. Heavily illustrated with plates, maps, folding maps, charts, photos, etc. Three years -- 1912, 1913 and 1914 -- found as one, with original blue card covers for 1913 and 1914 bound in. Black library buckram binding with gilt to the spine is clean, bit worn, spine tips worn. Interior has Library of Congress stamp and card pocket at rear, first title page has stamps and punch stamps along with a long tear at th gutter, rest is clean and unmarked, quite sturdy.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Price: 35.00 USD
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9 Chapman, L. J.; Putnam, D. F. The Physiography of Southern Ontario
Toronto Univesity of Toronto Press 1951 First Edition Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 
xxi, 284pp + 3 unnumbered pages. Maps, photographs, illustrations, index. Front flyleaf and page facing title partially removed. Book has green cloth cover with gold text on spine, small gold embossed design on front cover. Dust jacket is green and white with white text on front cover and green text on back cover, photographs of authors on back cover. Dust jacket is inside plastic cover. Very slight wear to covers, very slight bumping on head and tail. Text is clear and unmarked. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 308 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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10 Charlesworth, J.K. The Quaternary Era; with Special Reference to Its Glaciation. Vol. I & II
New York St. Martin's Press 1966 Reprint Cloth Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
1699 pp + xlvii+ xxxi. Reprint of the 1957 edition, in 2 volumes. 330 text illustrations, 32 half-tone plates. General and systematic index. Vol. I consists of Glaciology (Land and Sea ice) and Glacial Geology; glacial erosion and depositions; periglacial processes. Volume II is the Quaternary Era plus a bibliography of over 1,900 entries with the two indices. An important feature of the book is the inclusion, due to the use of special contractions for the titles of periodicals, of hundreds of references at the end of each chapter. Prof. Charlesworth presents many sides of contentious issues, respectfully, yet always indicating his own opinion. A definitive work. Paper wraps have some scuffing and darkening at the spines, a few minor chips/tears at the edges. Interiors of both books clean and tight. A very nice set.; Large 8vo 
Price: 90.00 USD
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Indagine Sui Pascolli Della Sardegna, Cossu, Amatore
11 Cossu, Amatore Indagine Sui Pascolli Della Sardegna
Sassari, Sardinia Gallizzi 1961 First Edition Paperback Good 
118 pp + indice. In Italian. Original grey card covers are clean, sunned, especially at the back top cover and spine. Interior clean and unmarked, except someone has corrected "orientale" to "occidentale" in pen on page 13. (Lavoro eseguito per conto della Commissione Economica di Studio per la Rinascita della Sardegna). Quite scarce. ; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 65.00 USD
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Mathematical Modelling of Tides and Estuarine Circulation  The Coastal Seas of Southern British Columbia and Washington State, Crean, Patrick B. ; Murty, T. S. ; Stronach, J.a.
12 Crean, Patrick B. ; Murty, T. S. ; Stronach, J.a. Mathematical Modelling of Tides and Estuarine Circulation The Coastal Seas of Southern British Columbia and Washington State
Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K 1988 3540968970 / 9783540968979 Paperback Good with no dust jacket 
Xv + 471 pp. Indexes, references. Illustrated with charts and maps, photo of Norman Stuart Heaps before title, gift inscription from author Patrick Crean on title page dated Dec 88. Orange and green paper card covers have a bent front top corner, some corner wear elsewhere, interior obviously read but clean and nice. Good copy. The increasing exploitation of coastal waters as well as the increasing discharge of domestic and industrial effluents into them underscore the need for a quantitative understanding of the basic circulation of such waters and for a predictive capability for major contingencies likely to occur. This volume considers an extensive complex of waters contained between Vancouver Island and the mainland coasts of British Columbia and the State of Washington, the site of two major ports and a region of intense activity and development. It presents the reader with a broad overview ranging from tidal and estuarine circulation, including the dynamical simulation of a major river plume and influences propagating in from the open boundaries, to the effects of storm surges and tsunamis. ; Xv + 471 pp. References, indexes. Illustrated with maps and charts, photo of Norman Stuart Heaps. Gift inscription from author Patrick Crean on title page, dated ; Lecture notes on coastal and estuarine studies; Vol. 30; X X ; 471 pages; Signed by One Author 
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13 Darwin, Charles Darwin and Humboldt: Their Lives and Work
US The Humboldt Pub. Co, 1883 Softcover Fair 
46 pps. Contents page in back. Binding is softcover: cloth wrapped boards. Wear to corners, buff label age darkened. Interior has book plate of William Schroeder, M.D. along with his presentation to a Medical Society library dated 1911. Some library stamps. All text pages have a small hole which was patched with cello tape many years ago, some pages affecting text yet all is readable. Old library clipping attached to last page. Still sturdy.; Ex-Library; 8" x 4" 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Environmental Protection, Security and Armed Conflict  A Sustainable Development Perspective, Das, Onita
14 Das, Onita Environmental Protection, Security and Armed Conflict A Sustainable Development Perspective
Cheltenham & Northampton Edward Elgar Pub 2013 1781004676 / 9781781004678 Hardcover Good 
Xx, 270 pp. Index. Table of cases, table of legislation. Glossy green and yellow hard paper covers are clean and unmarked, book just slightly cocked, interior clean and tight. Good copy. Explores environmental protection relevant to security and armed conflict from a sustainable development perspective. The author details how at each stage of the armed conflict life cycle, policy law and enforcement have fallen short of the sustainable development model and concludes with a set of suggestions for how to address this pressing concern. ; 9.20 X 6.30 X 0.80 inches; 288 pages 
Price: 60.00 USD
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15 Eppler, Dr. W. Fr. Edelsteine Und Schmucksteine. Zweite, Vollstandig Neu Bearbeitet Auflage Mit Ausfuhrlichen Angaben Uber Die Naturlichen Und Gezuchteten Perlen, Uber Die Edelstein-Industrie und Den Edelstein-Handel
Leipzig Von Wilhelm Diebener 1934 Second Edition Cloth Good with no dust jacket 
559 pp. Mit 4 farbigen Tafeln under uber 300 Textabbildungen. 4 colored plates and over 300 text illus. Includes article pasted in at front "der synthetische Smaragd" and booklet pasted at rear "Edel und Schmucksteine". Blue cloth cover is a little worn and faded. Inside there are some ownership stamps but otherwise clean and nice. A heavy book. Schließt Artikel mitein, der in an Front eingefügt wird, „der synthetische Smaragd“ und Druckschrift, die an Hinterseite „Edel und Schmucksteine“ eingefügt wird. Blaue Tuchdecke ist ein wenig abgetragen und hat verwelkt. Innenseite die es gibt einige Eigentumsrechtbriefmarken aber sonst sauber und nett. Ein schweres Buch. ; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Price: 55.00 USD
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16 Fernandez M., Juan, Gerente General Expedicion a Chile. Volumen IV (Cronica De Una E xpedicion a Chile. Tomo 4)
Editora Nacional Gabriela Mistral Hardcover Good in Poor dust jacket 
244 pp + 3 large folding maps in rear pocket. Illustrated with many color photos and text figures. Includes Ultimo fogon en Carrizal Bajo; Combarbala y la leyenda del culebron; Combarbala y el mundo de las aves; El vuelo de las aves (Fisica del vuelo, el ala y las plumas); El mundo de las aves y Hualpen; El clima; Hulapen. In Spanish. Dark red paper dust jacket is in two pieces and heavily chipped. Leatherette. Book corners are bumped. Interior has signatures on title page but they are not legible -- could be contributing authors, or just a collegial well-wishing to a giftee. Interior otherwise clean. Map pocket is oxidized.; Large 4to 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Peces de la Bahia de Santander y su Entorno, Fiesgo, Gerardo Garcia-Castillo
17 Fiesgo, Gerardo Garcia-Castillo Peces de la Bahia de Santander y su Entorno
Santander, Espana Fundacion Marcelino Botin 1997 8487678629 / 9788487678622 First Edition Paperback Good Illustrated by Bustello, Juan Alberto Fernandez 
412 pp. Bibliografia de interes, apendice taxonomico, indice de nombres cientificos. Illustrated throughout with beautiful, accurate sketches of the fish. In Spanish. Inscription by Gerardo on the half title. Green and purple soft paper wraps are clean, just a bit of wear, interior clean and unmarked. Matching bookmark included. Very nice copy. ; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Documents Zoologiques pour Servir a la Monographie des Cheiropteres sud-Americains.  with  9 leaves of plates, Gervais, M. Paul
18 Gervais, M. Paul Documents Zoologiques pour Servir a la Monographie des Cheiropteres sud-Americains. with 9 leaves of plates
Paris P. Bertrand 1856 First Edition Thus Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
p. 25-87, [9] leaves of plates. Memoire accompagne de neuf planches lithographiees. Extrait de la Zoologie de l'Expedition dans les parties centrales de l'Amerique du Sud, pubnliee sous la direction de M. le comte Francis de Castelnau. Original green hard paper boards are worn and aged, spine perished, corners of boards rubbed and chipped, small lack at bottom front joint. Interior first page has old institution impressed stamp, paper thinned and partly missing at top and bottom gutter margin, otherwise clean and unmarked. Pages 72-87 heavily browned, fore-edges somewhat chipped. Plates have some foxing but otherwise clean (starts with Plate 7 as called for), plate 15 has another institutional embossure. Needs to be resewn. Aged but complete, very scarce.; Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
Price: 275.00 USD
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19 Gruvel, A. Faune Des Colonies Francaises. Tome Premier
Paris Societe d'Editions Geographiques, Maritimes et Coloniales 1927 First Edition Softcover Fair 
vii + I + 25 pp + index bibliographique. Illustrated with plates. In French. Tome 1, Fasc. 1, No. 1. Original grey paper wraps are sunned at the edges, top has an ink mark, back cover has a chip out at corner, interior paper is toned, binding fragile. Scarce.; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Price: 22.00 USD
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20 Heath, John & Emmet, A. Maitland, Editors The Moths and Butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland. Volume 9. Sphingidae - Noctuidae Noctuinae and Hadeninae
London Curwen Book 1979 0902068075 / 9780902068070 Cloth Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Hargreaves, Brian & Lane, Maureen 
288 pp. Index. Illus color 16 color plates, many bw illus,maps,charts, etc. Vol. 9 of the series. Dark green cloth covers with gilt to spine has large Dewey spine label taped to bottom spine, corners bit bumped. Interior has some small marks to first fly, half title has some light pencil marks, gilt book store sticker to title page, no other marks, nice copy.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Price: 42.00 USD
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