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Natural History Books, Iowa City, IA 52240 USA
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Natural History Books is an independent, rare book retailer operating out of Iowa City, IA. The business is owned and operated by Noriko and Russell Ciochon. We specialize in rare and hard to find books in all areas of natural history especially ornithology, botany, evolutionary biology, whales and whaling, and great naturalists and their travels. Our latest acquisition is the academic mycology collection of University of Michigan mycologist Alexander H. Smith.

All prices are net. We accept Visa, MasterCard, personal checks, or wire transfers for orders placed by phone or email. Payment must be in U.S. dollars. There is no sea mail from the US to any location; therefore the minimum cost of international shipping is $43. The final cost can vary depending on weight; the average cost for a single volume to Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America is $48.

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West Indian Madreporarian Polyps

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Very good. pp. 250, 25 plates, 18 text-figures. Original blind-stamped green pebble cloth, gilt-title on spine, 4to. National Academy of Sciences Memoirs, volume 8, no. 7. Ex-library from the Reading Public Museum with a call number on the spine, bookplate on the front endpaper, no other library marks, a bright, clean copy in near fine condition.


Notes on the Natural History of East Finmark used book

Notes on the Natural History of East Finmark

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Binding: Paperback Publisher: London, 1905

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

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Synoptical Flora of North America, Volume 1, Part 1 and 2, Volume 2, Part 1 (in 3 Volumes). used book

Synoptical Flora of North America, Volume 1, Part 1 and 2, Volume 2, Part 1 (in 3 Volumes).

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Binding: Hardcover Publisher: NY: American Book Co., 1895-1897; 1884; 1878, apparently all first editions

Description: 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. Read More

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Catalogue of Canadian Plants, Part 6: Musci used book

Catalogue of Canadian Plants, Part 6: Musci

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Binding: Hardcover Publisher: Montreal: William Foster Brown and Co. 1892. First edition

Description: pp. 295. Early green cloth, gilt-lettered on spine, lg 8vo. Clean, very good copy. Read More

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An Epigraphical Journey in Asia Minor used book

An Epigraphical Journey in Asia Minor

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Binding: Hardcover Publisher: Boston: Damrell and Upham, 1888, first edition

Description: Very good. pp. vii, 344, 11, 2 folding maps bound in at rear, numerous illustrations. Later black cloth, gilt-lettered on spine, 8vo. Papers of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, volume II (1883-1884). Ex-library from the Reading Public Museum with white call number on spine, bookplate on front endpaper and ink name stamp on rear endpaper, no other library marks and no signs of use, a tight, clean, near fine copy. Read More

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The Hymenoptera, Or Wasp-Like Insects, of Connecticut used book

The Hymenoptera, Or Wasp-Like Insects, of Connecticut

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Binding: Hardcover Publisher: Hartford: State Geological and Natural History Survey, 1916, first edition

Description: Very good. pp. 824, 15 text-figures, 10 plates. Early red pebble cloth, lg 8vo. Connecticut Geological and Natural History Survey Volume 5, Bulletin 22, Part 3. Ex-library from the Reading Public Museum with its bookplate on the front endpaper, ink-stamp on the rear endpaper and stamps on the title pages, almost no signs of use; a tight, near fine copy. Read More

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Biological Survey of Walnut Lake, Michigan used book

Biological Survey of Walnut Lake, Michigan

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Binding: Paperback Publisher: Lansing, MI: Wynkoop Hallenbeck Crawford Co, 1908, First edition

Description: pp. 288, 75 photos and maps, some folding. Original printed wrappers, 8vo. A Report of the Biological Survey of the State of Michigan for 1907. Contains chapters on the flora, insects, and geology. Slight fading to the rear wrappers, a very good copy. Read More

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Guide to the Study of Insects and a Treatise on Those Injurious and Beneficial to Crops used book

Guide to the Study of Insects and a Treatise on Those Injurious and Beneficial to Crops

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Binding: Hardcover Publisher: New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1889, Ninth Edition

Description: Very good. pp. xii, 715, 15 plates, 670 woodcuts. Publisher's dark green ribbed cloth with beveled edges, gilt-lettered on the spine with gilt beetle at the base and gilt butterfly on front cover, chocolate brown endpapers, lg 8vo. From the library of George H. Beatty, III with his signature on the title page and name stamp on the endpapers. Slight wear to the head and foot of the spine, otherwise a tight, clean, near fine copy. Read More

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GeraniaceŠ: the Natural Order of Gerania. Illustrated By Coloured Figures and Descriptions; Comprising the Numerous and Beautiful Mule-Varieties Cultivated in the Gardens of Great Britain, With Directions for Their Treatment, 5 Volumes, Complete used book

GeraniaceŠ: the Natural Order of Gerania. Illustrated By Coloured Figures and Descriptions; Comprising the Numerous and Beautiful Mule-Varieties Cultivated in the Gardens of Great Britain, With Directions for Their Treatment, 5 Volumes, Complete

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Binding: Hardcover Publisher: London: James Ridgeway, 1820-1830. First edition

Description: pp. (x), (200), (5, index), (2, errata); (iv), (200), (8, index); (iv), (200), (10, index); (ii), (200), (12, index); (2), (200), (4, index); 500 full-page hand-colored plates, 100 plates per volume, engraved by S. Watts after E.D. Smith, each accompanied by a leaf of descriptive text. Later half green calf with 5 raised bands and black morocco title and volume labels over original marbled boards, lg 8vo. One of the truly great flower books of the early 19th century with superb hand-colored ... Read More

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Revision of Paleozoic Stelleroidea With Special Reference to North American Asteroidea used book

Revision of Paleozoic Stelleroidea With Special Reference to North American Asteroidea

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$32.00

Binding: Hardcover Publisher: Washington: Government Printing Office, 1915. First edition

Description: pp. 311, 38 full page plates (photos and line-drawings). Early wine red pebble cloth, lg 8vo. U.S. National Museum Bulletin no. 88. Name stamp of Levi W. Mengel who was the first owner. Later bookplate of Reading Public Museum, with their name stamp on the title page and white call number on the spine, no other library marks and no signs of use. Very slight edge wear to cloth, a tight, very good copy. Read More

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Natural History Books, IA, USA