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The Art and Science of Taking to the Woods, Colby, C. B. & Bradford Angier
1 The Art and Science of Taking to the Woods
Colby, C. B. & Bradford Angier
Harrisburg, PA Stackpole 1970 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket Arthur J. Anderson, Illustrator 
Clean beige cloth boards with dark brown cloth spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated by Arthur J. Anderson. 288 pps. with index. Clean dustjacket has a few short closed edge tears, tiny corner chips, small piece of clear tape at bottom spine jacket edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An encyclopedia of woodslore and outdoor living...shortcuts, basic skills, advanced techniques to being a master of woodcraft. Everything from making shelter, chopping wood and cooking food to avoiding man-made booby traps and warding off dangerous plants, wild animals, dealing with insects, direction-finding. 018982

Price: 15.00 USD
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Animal Land - Containing 300 Delightful, Entertaining, Instructive Stories About Animals, Birds, and Insects, Colcord, Willard Allen
2 Animal Land - Containing 300 Delightful, Entertaining, Instructive Stories About Animals, Birds, and Insects
Colcord, Willard Allen
Philadelphia Judson Press 1925 Second Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Second printing, published October, 1925, in original dust jacket. Beautiful decorated American trade binding, with clean red cloth boards, beige and black tiger in foreground, elephants with riders in background - decoration wrapping to spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name and date neatly penned on front free endpaper (1925) - slight browning to endpapers from contact with dust jacket flap. Liberally illustrated with photographs and drawings. 439 pages with index. Dust jacket is not price clipped (1.75 on front inside flap), has corner chips at upper spine, several short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality remvoable mylar cover. 024704

Price: 25.00 USD
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Wings and Paws, Colcord, Willard Allen
3 Wings and Paws
Colcord, Willard Allen
Philadelphia The Judson Press 1927 First Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good+ Jacket U.S Department of Agriculture 
Decorated American trade binding. Very clean green cloth boards with beautifully black & yellow illustrated cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean. Small & tasteful old previous owner bookplate on front free endpaper. 295 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photo plates. SCARCE DUSTJACKET is not price clipped, clean and bright with animal illustrations, has small edge & corner chips. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A companion book to "Animal Land" by the same author. 150 true stories and much useful information about birds, animals and insects. 011551

Price: 50.00 USD
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A Hive of Bees, Crompton, John
4 A Hive of Bees
Crompton, John
Garden City Doubleday 1958 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket A. E. Bestall, Illustrator 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page in unclipped original jacket. Clean bright yellow cloth boards with small swarm of bees on cover, black lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 180 pp. Illustrations by A. E. Bestall. Dustjacket is not price clipped (3.75 on front inside flap), unchipped, slight age toning, surface wear to front spine fold. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A fascinating inquiry into the life of the bee, by naturalist John Crompton. This book is extremely difficult to find in clean condition. 019584

Price: 125.00 USD
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Albert & Victoria, Gangloff, Deborah
5 Albert & Victoria
Gangloff, Deborah
New York Crown Publishers 1989 0-517-57044-0 / 9780517570449 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket Bill Woodman, Illustrator 
First Edition, First Printing, with full number line on copyright page. Clean blue cloth boards with silver decoration on cover, silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean pink endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 71 pgs. with illustrations by Bill Woodman. Clean unfaded dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A children's novel about two best friends who are bugs, living in the Empire State Building. 8vo. Children's. 016648

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Bird Hiking, Hausman, Leon Augustus
6 Bird Hiking
Hausman, Leon Augustus
New Brunswick Rutgers University Press 1948 First Hardcover Very Good+ Good Jacket Harold Minton, Illustrator 
First Edition in dust jacket. Clean gray cloth boards with blue cloth spine, white lettering on spine. No fraying or wear-through to cloth boards. Binding is tight, no cracking; pages and edges are clean, and endpapers are intact. Tasteful bookplate and previous owner name and date on front pastedown. Illustrations by Harold Minton. 107 pages with index. Dust jacket is clean, has v-shaped chip at top of rear panel (2" at deepest point), small chip at base of rear panel near spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A charming, informal and practical book which is an adventure in enjoyment not only of the sight of birds, but of the countryside or parks in which they live; of the flowers, vines, bushes, and trees among which they move or nest; of the animals and insects that are their neighbors; and of the smells and sounds and colors that surround them. Also practical suggestions concerning time, place, dress, and equipment. 025299

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Life of the Bee, Maeterlinck, Maurice
7 The Life of the Bee
Maeterlinck, Maurice
New York Dodd Mead 1936 First Hardcover Near Fine Good Jacket 
Later printing of the first edition in original dust jacket. Decorated American trade binding - clean green ribbed cloth boards with blind-stamped decoration on cover and spine, gold lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Translated by Alfred Sutro. 427 pages. Clean dust jacket has shallow chipping to edges are folds. Enclsoed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026635

Price: 38.00 USD
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The Spinner Family, Patterson, Alice Jean
8 The Spinner Family
Patterson, Alice Jean
Chicago A. C. McClurg 1903 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
First Edition, published September 12, 1903. Decorated American trade binding (signed binding - monogram BH - Bruce Horsfall). With frontispiece in color, and many drawings in the text by bruce Horsfall. Green cloth boards with spiderweb design on cover, white and green lettering on cover and spine with small spider decoration on spine. Small spiderweb decoration on rear board. Light overall soiling. No fraying. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound, no cracking. Brief and neatly penned previous owner inscription on front free endpaper dated Christmas 1903. Small return address size name label at base of front pastedown. 159 pages. A delightful illustrated book about spiders, their webs, their habits. 027031

Price: 22.00 USD
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The Book of Bugs, Sutherland, Harvey
9 The Book of Bugs
Sutherland, Harvey
New York Street & Smith 1902 First Hardcover Good no dust jacket 
First Edition (published 1902) decorated American trade binding. Green cloth boards with silver, black and orange bees on cover, gold lettering and insect decorations on spine. Overall moderate soiling from handling, ring stain on rear board. Slight wear at top and bottom spine edges. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges. Previous owner name on front free endpaper. Well illustrated throughout with detailed insect drawings. 223 pages. Very scarce book. 025414

Price: 30.00 USD
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Peter's Adventures in Meadowland - From the Spider's Parlor to the Digger Wasp's Den, Vincent, Florence Smith
10 Peter's Adventures in Meadowland - From the Spider's Parlor to the Digger Wasp's Den
Vincent, Florence Smith
New York Frederick Stokes 1930 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket Harry Coultaus, Illustrator 
First Edition. Green cloth boards with clean, unworn color paste-on illustration on cover. Very slight surface wear to spine ends, no fraying. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Black and white illustrations by Harry Coultaus. Pages and edges are clean; tasteful previous owner's bookplate on front fee endpaper. 330 pages. A wonderful child's fantasy trip amongst the insects after he grows as tiny as they are. 027506

Price: 30.00 USD
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Mysteries of Natural History, Watson, E. L. Grant
11 Mysteries of Natural History
Watson, E. L. Grant
New York Frederick A. Stokes 1937 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Blue cloth boards with gold bird in corner of front boardl, gold lettering on spine. No frayinbg or wear, some fading to edges. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Beautifully illustrated with wood engravings by Barbara Greg. 244 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, has shallow edge chipping at spine ends, several closed tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 24 strange episodes of nature -- the devices of certain animals for self-preservation, defense, or gratification -- the persistence of others in attempting what Nature has doomed them never to achieve -- the beneficial affinities of various insects or of plants and insects -- the fantastic parallels with human activity - the behavior or some creatures at birth or death, apparently fraught with significance far beyond our understanding -- such are Mr. Watson's themes. 025654

Price: 18.00 USD
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Strange Dwellings - Being A Description of the Habitations of Animals, Wood, J. G.
12 Strange Dwellings - Being A Description of the Habitations of Animals
Wood, J. G.
London Longmans, Green, and Co. 1882 New Edition Very Good+ 
New Edition (1882) abridged from 'Homes Without Hands' with lovely illustrations by W. F. Keyl, J. B. Zwecker, and E. Smith. Dark green silk cloth boards with beautiful gold decoration (swallows soaring around a roof on cover with spider web border design, spider web decoration on spine). No fraying or fading, a few small scattered bubbles to cloth. Binding is tight and square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean, with gilt edges all around. Clean floral endpapers, with 1883 school award prize plate on front pastedown. No writing or marks. 411 pages with index. An amazing book on the homes of animals and insects and how they are constructed, with marvelous detailed illustrations. In protective removable mylar cover. 025324

Price: 60.00 USD
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Coro-Coro: The World of the Scarlet Ibis, Zahl, Paul A.
13 Coro-Coro: The World of the Scarlet Ibis
Zahl, Paul A.
Indianapolis/New York Bobbs Merrill 1954 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean turquoise cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner inscription (dated 1954) on front free endpaper. No other marks. 264 pgs. Illustrated with full page black & white photographic plates. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has very small corner chips, short closed edge tears, no fading. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. An excellent book on travel and adventure, focused on the search for a bird--the Scarlet Ibis. This serves as a background for side glimpses of the flooded Venezuelan llanos, their slime and scum, vegetation, insects, fish, reptiles, and, not least, human inhabitants. 6-1/2" x 9-1/2". Adventure. 017183

Price: 20.00 USD
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