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pp. xv, 506; 474; 402. Publisher's original brown cloth, gilt lettered on the spine and later green cloth with gilt-lettering on spine, 4to. Vol. 1, Part 1 covers Polypetalae from the Ranunculaceae to the Polygalaceae; Vol. 1, Part 2 covers Caprifoliaceae to Compositae, Vol. 2, Part 1 covers Gamopetalae after Compositae. See Stafleu and Cowan, 2132. Some edge wear to two volumes in the original brown cloth, a few pages with some text-browning, otherwise a good to very good set.
pp. xi, 373, 270 text-figs; xii, 526, 382 text-figs; xii, 526, 351 text-figs; xxvii, 393, 195 text-figs. Early gilt-decorated brown cloth, lg 8vo. Profusely illustrated with 1200 fine line drawings. Originally from the library of H.A. Fehlmann, later from the library of Ernest R. Lachner with his hand-stamps on the endpapers. A fine copy.
Description: Very good. pp. 175 (approx), 8 full page plates. Orig. printed wraps, 8vo. From Annals and Magazine of Natural History, 1902-1905. Inscribed by the author to Professor Lilljeborg on the front wrap. Covers marine invertebrates and other natural history. Near fine. Read More
Description: Cloth on the spine is little discolored, a few labels removed from the rear endpapers, a tight copy in good condition. Cloth on the spine is little discolored, a few labels removed from the rear endpapers, a tight, good to very good copy. Read More
Publisher: New York: Aims Press, 1967, reprint edition
Description: pp. xv, 281, 49 plts. Cloth, lg 8vo. The life and writings of John I. Northrop. Forward by Henry Fairfield Osborn. A large portion of the volume is devoted to a flora of New Providence and Andros. Fine copy. Read More
Publisher: Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd, 1953
Description: pp. 1526, 30 color plates, numerous text figs. Cloth, dust jacket, 8vo. Authoritative guide to the birds of West, Central and East Africa. Condensed and revised from Bannerman's eight volume set Birds of Tropical Africa. This revision also covers many East African birds. Signature of former owner on front endpaper of volume one. Near fine copies in chipped but very good dust jackets. Read More
Publisher: Boston: Boston Society of Natural History, 1869, 1st edition
Description: Very good. pp. xlvii, , 375, 4 plates (2 hand-colored). Gilt-decorated brown cloth, lg 8vo. Edited by Samuel H. Scudder, with a memoir of the author by Thomas W. Higginson. Boston Society of Natural History, Occasional Papers no. 1. Harris has been described as "...the father of American economic entomology" (DAB). Bright, near fine copy. Read More
Publisher: London: The Feathered World, 1907
Description: pp. 176, 4 full page color plates by E.F. Bailey, numerous b/w photos and text-figures. Gilt-decorated red ribbed cloth, sm 8vo. A few spots on the front cover at the top, faint browning to endpapers, otherwise a tight, very good copy. Read More
Publisher: Cambridge: University Press, 1882, 1st edition
Description: pp. xvi, 652, 31. Publisher's gilt-lettered olive green cloth, lg 8vo. A catalogue of 6006 specimens of birds collected by Strickland or aquired from other collectors by Strickland during short life. Some of the best known ornithologists of the 19th century contributed to this vast collection such as Andersson, Baird, Blyth, Boys, Brandt, Gosse, Hodgson, Jerdon and Pertherick. Slight abrasion on spine, a tight, clean, very good copy. Read More