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Glass Flowers From the Ware Collection in the Botanical Museum of Harvard University
1 Glass Flowers From the Ware Collection in the Botanical Museum of Harvard University
New York Harcourt, Brace & Company 1940 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket Illustrated by Fritz Kredel 
Pictorial covers have some age toning and there is a bit of damage at the bottom of the spine. Book is square with a secure binding. ; 16 Color Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 58 pages; Glass flowers were produced to give three-dimensional representation for botanists. This book has 16 color plates of the flowers that were in the collection at Harvard. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Photographing Wildflowers : Techniques for the Advanced Amateur and Professional, (Abbott, C. G. , Sec. )
2 (Abbott, C. G. , Sec. ) Photographing Wildflowers : Techniques for the Advanced Amateur and Professional
Stillwater MN Voyageur Press 1987 Second Printing Softcover Very Good 
Pictorial wraps with black titles. Light edge and corner wear. Possible regluing on front hinge, not sure. ; Color and B&W Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 63 pages; Good information on wildflower photography along with beautiful examples. 
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Beaver Habits, Beaver Control and Possibilities in Beaver Farming, Bailey, Vernon
3 Bailey, Vernon Beaver Habits, Beaver Control and Possibilities in Beaver Farming
Washington DC US Department of Agriculture / Government Printing Office 1926 Hardcover Very Good- 
Stapled, beige wraps show some toning and light wear. Name in ink at top right reads, "R. E. Kephart, 1/10/27." Old vetical crease down center is now essentially flattened. Many of these gardening books were stored in a barn and may have an "earthy" smell. We have aired them out, but if this is a problem for you, please ask about the condition. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 32 + pages; Ready to start that beaver farm? 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Naming the Birds at a Glance: An Instant Guide to Identifying Eastern Land Birds, Blachly, Lou and Randolph Jenks
4 Blachly, Lou and Randolph Jenks Naming the Birds at a Glance: An Instant Guide to Identifying Eastern Land Birds
New York Bonanza Books 1989 051767954X / 9780517679548 First Edition Thus Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Sheridan Oman 
Book has only light wear and aging with a stain or remainder line on the bottom foredge. Square and securely bound. Jacket has light edge and corner wear. Field guide to the indentification of Eastern birds. ; B&W Drawings; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 331 pages 
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Post Card, Written and Addressed by Burroughs and Initialed by Him, Burroughs, John
5 Burroughs, John Post Card, Written and Addressed by Burroughs and Initialed by Him
Detroit Detroit Publisng Co. 1909 Hardcover Very Good 
This is a post card of Yosemite Valley from Artist's Point. As a PC it is in VG condition. The back which was written by Burroughs is VG+ with the cancellation touching part of the address and a small crease touching part of the message. Two small notes in pencil -- one identifies the writer as Burroughs; the other is not readable. See scan. The card is addressed to a young woman, possibly a student, at Wellsley College. ; Color Post Card of Yosemite; 1 pages; The note, in Burroughs hand reads, "All goes well. 3 days here with Muir. We sail for Honolulu May 5th. JB." The card is also addressed in Burroughs' hand. Burroughs and Muir were together at Yosemite in 1909. A brief account of their time there was written by Clara Barrus in her book, Our Friend John Burroughs, published in 1914. This card is guaranteed to be authentic. I also have a nice copy of Burroughs' first book on nature, Wake Robin. Our # 13469. 
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Wake Robin, Burroughs, John
6 Burroughs, John Wake Robin
New York Hurd & Houghton 1871 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
Deep, reddish-brown cloth with gilt titles on spine and bevelled edges. Light edge and corner wear. Still square and securely bound. Former owner's name and address on ffep. ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 231 pages; This was Burroughs' second book, first on nature. This appears to be a first edition except there is nothing, no title or decoration, on the front, as is listed in some descriptions. However, there were variats in the first edition and this may be one. The title page is the same as those pictured with the date 1871, black and red type, a b&w illustration at the top, and a pink and black heraldic device above the publisher's information. The copyright page also states 1871. Very attractive copy of this significant book. I also have a postcard with a note in Burrough's hand and initialed by him that mentions being at Yosemite with John Muir. It is my # 13470. 
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Cassell's Popular Natural History. Birds. Vol. III, Cassell
7 Cassell Cassell's Popular Natural History. Birds. Vol. III
London Cassell, Petter & Galpin ca. 1865 Hardcover Very Good- 
Quarterbound leather with brown and blue patterned paper with gilt titling on spine and five raised bands. Wear to edges, corners and surfaces though still attractive. Book is square and binding is secure. Some interior foxing and toning. This is Volume III only and deals with rapacious, perching, climbing, gallinaceous, wading, and swimming birds. The book is illustrated with nearly 350 reproductions of engravings. Very nice book for a birder. ; B&W Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 408 pages 
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Familiar Garden Birds of America, Collins, Henry Hill, Jr. and Ned R. Boyajian
8 Collins, Henry Hill, Jr. and Ned R. Boyajian Familiar Garden Birds of America
New York Harper & Row 1965 Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by John C. Yrizarry and Nina Williams 
Book has only light wear and aging. Book is square and binding secure. Jacket has general wear and aging with minor loss at bottom of spine and some chipping along back top edge. ; Color Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 309 pages; Nice guide to american birds. I think this is a later printing; though it is the same year as the first, it has no indication of edition and no number line. 
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Culpeper's Complete Herbal Consisting of a Comprehensive Description of Nearly all Herbs with Their Medicianl Properties, and Instructions for Making Up the Herbal Medicines Extracted from Them, Culpeper, Nicholas
9 Culpeper, Nicholas Culpeper's Complete Herbal Consisting of a Comprehensive Description of Nearly all Herbs with Their Medicianl Properties, and Instructions for Making Up the Herbal Medicines Extracted from Them
London W. Foulsham & Co. , Ltd. Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Book has only minor shelf wear. Jacket is similar but has a stray red mark. Solid and attractive copy. ; Color Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 430 pages; Modern reprint of interesting and well-known herbal. 
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Fancy Waterfowl, Finn, Frank
10 Finn, Frank Fancy Waterfowl
Liss, Hants Nimrod Book Services 1985 Second Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Frances Fry 
Book and jacket have only light general wear. ; B&W Illustrations and Color Plates; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 82 pages; Beautifully illustrated guide to waterfowl. From England . 
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Mushrooms and Toadstools An Account of the More Common Edible and Poisonous Fungi of Canada, Gussow, H. T. and W. S. Odell
11 Gussow, H. T. and W. S. Odell Mushrooms and Toadstools An Account of the More Common Edible and Poisonous Fungi of Canada
Ottawa F. A. Acland 1927 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
Dark green cloth with gilt titles and decoration of mushrooms. Faded gilt lettering on spine also. Some edge and corner wear and bumps along with surface blemishes. Book is square and binding is secure. ; B&W Photographs + two Color Plates; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 274 pages; Thorough study and presentation of mushrooms and toadstools in Canada. Many photographs. Typed letter from the Canadian Department of Agriculture laid in. The letter is to Prof. John Couch of UNC Chapel Hill, explaining that the 1927 edition of this book has not been reprinted and the Department cannot provide him with one. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Sturtevant's Notes on Edible Plants, Hedrick, U. P. (ed.)
12 Hedrick, U. P. (ed.) Sturtevant's Notes on Edible Plants
Albany NY J. B. Lyon Company 1919 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Green cloth with gilt tile in rectangle on front and spine. Book is square and the binding is secure. Mild edge and cornor wear with some interior toning -- more on endpapers. Book has a light odor of the nursery since it was part of a working library in the nursery at Barnsley Gardens in Northwest Georgia. ; Twenty-Seventh Annual Report of the New York Department of Agriculture (Vol. 2 -- Part II) ; B&W Frontispiece; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 685 pages; Long before Euell Gibbons, E. Lewis Sturtevant was The Authority ofn edible plants. He is still one of the major sources for information on such plants. This particular volume was a major publication of the New York Department of Agriculture. This volume is the complete edition of Sturtevant; it is listed as Vol 2 because the Agriculture Department Report had other volumes that year. This copy has distinguished group of associations. It belonged to and is signed by William Campbell Steere, who was one time head of the New York Botanical Garden. It is also dated by Steere in 1966. Following Steere's signature is a gift inscription (in Steere's hand) to Charles van Ravenswaay, who was a former Director of Winterthur Garden in Delaware. One further association is a bill of sale for this volume to Steven Wheaton, who at the time was Director of Grounds at the Scott Arboretum in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. About the time of the sale, 1988, Wheaton moved to North Georgia where he was the chief horticulturalist for the restoration of Barnsley Gardens, a pre-Civil War estate. Wonderful book with several important associations. ; Signed by Associated 
Price: 75.00 USD
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The Advance of the Fungi, Large, E. C.
13 Large, E. C. The Advance of the Fungi
New York Henry Holt and Company 1940 First American Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good- in Fair dust jacket 
Blue cloth with gilt titles in black rectangle on spine. Light edge and corner wear. Book is square and binding is secure. General aging and wear with interior toning mostly on endpapers. Jacket has much wear and some loss. Front flap detached on fold but present. Looks OK in mylar. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 488 pages; History of plant diseases and the devastation they caused; think Irish potato famine. The book also chronicles the history of the pesticides and herbicides that were developed to stop these diseases and of the lives they saved. Nice antidote to some of today's hysteria about chemical pesticides. This book has been compared to works like Microbe hunters. 
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Insect Architecture, Library Of Entertaining Knowledge
14 Library Of Entertaining Knowledge Insect Architecture
London London 1830 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Good+ 
Quarterbound leather with beige patterned paper. Some chipping of leather, especially on corners. Edge and corner wear along with general iexterior and interior aging. Book is square and binding is secure with no tears or parting. Gilt titles on spine in red square. ; Library of Entertaining Knowledge, Volume V; B&W Illustrations; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 420 pages; Interesting work on the architectural creations of insects with many illustrations. While this is Volume 5 from a series, it is the only book on this topic. 
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Catalog: Nature's Herbal Remedies The Natural Way to Health, Meyer, Joseph E.
15 Meyer, Joseph E. Catalog: Nature's Herbal Remedies The Natural Way to Health
Hammond IN Joseph E. Meyer 1933 Catalog Very Good 
Thin, beige/brown catalog filled with herbal remedies sold by Meyer. Age-toning and light wear with a small black stain on the back left corner (less than dime-sized. ) Square and securely bound. ; B&W Illustrations; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 128 pages; Catalog filled with herbal products and much informative discussion. A good bit of information on plants. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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A Report on the Chestnut Tree Blight The Fungus, Diaporthe Parasitica, Murrill, Mickleborough, John, Ph. D.
16 Mickleborough, John, Ph. D. A Report on the Chestnut Tree Blight The Fungus, Diaporthe Parasitica, Murrill
Harrisburg PA C. E. Aughinbaugh / State of Pennsylvania 1909 First Edition; First Printing Softcover 
This booklet is a bit tricky to describe. The stapled binding is square and secure. There is very little wear on the corners and edges. However, there is an old stain of some sort on the top left quareter (see scan) , and an old vertical crease through the center where someone probably folded the booklet while carrying it. This crease has flattened out to a great extent. The interior pages are all clear and easily readable but there is waviness and very light evidence of an old dampstain. The waviness is evident; the stain not so much. All in all, the booklet is G+ to VG-. ; Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Forestry; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 16 pages; This booklet reports on the terrible chestnut blight in the US in the early part of the 20th century. Chestnuts were one of the predominant trees in the Appalachians, and this blight eventually wiped them out. The blight was a natural disaster and an economic disaster for people in the mountains who, in many cases, depended on both income and material from the trees. This booklet was written before the blight had spread throughout the mountains of Pennsylvania and so it is relatively early in the story of the disaster, written at a time when many people thought that the disease might be controlled. This 16-page booklet is a small piece and important piece of American history discussing the beginnings of a monumental disaster of which most people today have no knowledge. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Trees As Good Citizens, Pack, Charles Lathrop
17 Pack, Charles Lathrop Trees As Good Citizens
Washington DC The American Tree Association / Lippincott 1922 Second Printing Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Green cloth over boards with faded gilt titles on front and spine. Edge, corner and surface wear along with interior toning, especially on endpapers. Lovely color illustrations . Square with a secure binding. ; Color and B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 257 pages; Basic information about trees. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Appalachian Wildeness, Porter, Eliot (photographs) and Edward Abbey (text)
18 Porter, Eliot (photographs) and Edward Abbey (text) Appalachian Wildeness
New York E. P. Dutton 1970 Second Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Eliot Porter 
Book is about new. Jacket has light wear. ; Color Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 123 pages; Second printing of Porter's bestselling book on The Great Smokies. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Wild Flowers, Press, Bob and Marian Short
19 Press, Bob and Marian Short Wild Flowers
New York Exeter Books 1984 0671066048 / 9780671066048 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Pictorial covers exactly like dustjacket. Only very light shelf wear. Jacket has some light edge and corner wear. Nice, coffee table sized book with beautiful photos of wild flowers from around the world. ; Nature Library; Color Photography; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 80 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Gardening Illustrated, Vol. XVI, Robinson, William (founder)
20 Robinson, William (founder) Gardening Illustrated, Vol. XVI
London Gardening Illustrated 1894-95 First Edition Hardcover Good+ 
Quarterbound leather with patterned paper over boards. Some edge and corner wear with boards showing in places.Minor damage at spine ends. Some scuffing and loss on leather. Slit on top rear of spine extending 1 and 1/2 inches. Binding, however, is secure and book is square, though with a slight bow. Interior has light toning. This is the full year's run of issues from March 3, 1894 to February 17, 1895. Robinson was a very influential British gardener who promoted the wild garden and the use of ground covers. His work broke away from the formal gardens that had predominated in England. Interesting magazine. ; B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 718 pages 
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