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Preliminary notes on a collection of snakes from Cape York Peninsula
London: Zoological Society of London, 1935. First edition. Pp. 723-731; 5 full page black-and-white photo-plates printed in stiff photographic paper. Publisher's original plain brown wrappers, sm 4to. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1935. This work covers both venomous and non-venomous species. No ownership marks and no signs of use. A bright and clean copy in near fine condition..
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Book number: 7505
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.75 | £UK 16 | JP 2224]

 
ABBEMA, JIM VAN (EDITOR)
Proceedings: Conservation, Restoration, and Management of Tortoises and Turtles - An International Conference, 11 - 16 July 1993.
New York: New York Turtle and Tortoise Society, 1997. First edition. Pp. xxii, (2), 494, color and black-and-white photos, text-figures, drawings and diagrams. Color pictorial stiff wrappers, thick 4to. Proceedings of an international symposium held in New York in July 1993. Contains 86 chapters on the presented papers of noted authorities in the field as well as summaries of 16 poster sessions. No ownership marks and no signs of use. A fine (new) copy..
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Book number: 4280
USD 37.00 [Appr.: EURO 34.5 | £UK 29.75 | JP 4115]
Keywords: Herpetology herpetofauna reptiles

 
ABEL, OTHENIO
Das Skelett der Eurhinodelphiden aus dem oberen Miozan von Antwerpen.
Bruxelles: Muse Royal d'Histoire Naturelle de Belgique, 1931. First edition. Pp. 144; 11 fold-out photo-plates (one is a quadruple-page folding). Publisher's original blue printed wrappers, sm folio (12 3/4 x 10 inches). Mmoires du Muse Royal d'Histoire Naturelle de Belgique, mmoire no. 48. Presents the skeleton of the upper Miocene genus of dolphin, Eurhinodelphis. Also called the well-nosed dolphin, this extinct genus is found in France, Belgium, Maryland and California. A few one-quarter inch tears to the outer edge of the front wrapper, text pages are unopened; a near fine copy..
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Book number: 3873
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 23.25 | £UK 20 | JP 2780]
Catalogue: Paleontology
Keywords: Paleontology Geology Marine mammals Miocene dolphin Eurhino delphis well-nosed dolphin skeleton anatomy Belgium France Europe Maryland California United States North America

 
ABEL, OTHENIO
Die Stellung des Menschen im Rahmen der Wirbeltiere.
Jena: Gustav Fischer, 1931. First edition. Pp. xii, (4), 398, (2); 276 text-figures (black-and-white photos, halftones, fine line drawings, maps). Publisher's original gray cloth, lettered in black on the spine, over original printed boards (hardcover), sm 4to. A well-illustrated review of primate evolutionary biology and anatomy. The author, Othenio Abel, was an Austrian paleontologist and evolutionary biologist; together with Louis Dollo, he was the founder of the field of paleobiology (from Wiki). The text is in German. No ownership marks and almost no signs of use. Endpapers a little tanned, small crease to rear board; a bright and clean copy in very good condition..
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Book number: 6320
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.75 | £UK 16 | JP 2224]
Catalogue: Mammalogy

 
ADAMS, H.G. AND H.B.
THE SMALLER BRITISH BIRDS: With Descriptions of their Nests, Eggs, Habits etc., etc., etc.
London: Gibbings and Company, 1894. Second edition. Pp. iv, 252, 16 fine color plates of birds after A. F. Lydon + 16 color fine plates of bird eggs. Publisher's gilt-decorated and pictorial blue ribbed cloth, top edge gilt, royal 8vo. From the library of Major O.C.C. Nichols with his bookplate. Inscription dated 1895 on the front blank endpaper. Some edge-wear to cloth, a tight, very good copy..
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Book number: 1457
USD 95.00 [Appr.: EURO 88 | £UK 76 | JP 10565]
Catalogue: Ornithology
Keywords: Ornithology Birds Britain United Kingdom UK Nests Eggs Habits Chromlithographic plates Natural Sciences Natural Science

 
AGASSIZ, LOUIS
Geographical Distribution of Animals.
Boston: The Christian Examiner and Religious Miscellany, 1850. First edition. Pp. (1), 182-204. Self-wrappers, bound in early one-quarter green cloth over gray boards with the title neatly lettered on the front cover, lg 8vo. This is article 1 in: The Christian Examiner and Religious Miscellany, volume XLVIII (4th s. vol. XIII, no. 2). This is an early work on zoogeography by Agassiz. Small blind stamp of Donald J. Zinn on the front wrapper. Small stain to the bottom outer corner of the last page only; a bright and clean copy in very good condition..
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Book number: 5158
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.75 | £UK 16 | JP 2224]
Catalogue: Louis Agassiz
Keywords: Great naturalists Louis Agassiz zoogeography biogeography The Christian Examiner and Religious Miscellany Donald J. Zinn

 
AGASSIZ, ELIZABETH C. (EDITOR)
Louis Agassiz: His Life and Correspondence, 2 volumes, complete.
Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1886. Second edition Pp. xi, (1), 1- 400, (4, ads); vii, (1), 401-794, (4, ads); 12 plates including 2 frontispiece portraits. Publisher's original dark blue cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine, top page edges in gilt, sm 8vo. Signature on front endpaper. Slight wear to head and foot of the spine; a tight and clean copy in very good condition..
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Book number: 4006
USD 18.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.75 | £UK 14.5 | JP 2002]
Catalogue: Louis Agassiz
Keywords: Great naturalists Louis Agassiz

 
AGASSIZ, ELIZABETH C. (EDITOR)
Louis Agassiz: His Life and Correspondence, 2 volumes, complete.
Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1886. Fourth edition Pp. xi, (1), 1- 400, (4, ads); vii, (1), 401-794, (4, ads); 12 plates including 2 frontispiece portraits. Publisher's original dark blue cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine, top page edges in gilt, sm 8vo. No ownership marks. Bright and clean copy in near fine condition..
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Book number: 4005
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.75 | £UK 16 | JP 2224]
Catalogue: Louis Agassiz
Keywords: Great naturalists Louis Agassiz

 
AGASSIZ, LOUIS
Monographies d'Echinodermes Vivans et Fossiles, Livraison 1-3
Neuchatel: privately printed by the author, 1838-1842. First edition. Pp. x, 88, (1), viii, 52, 2, 2, 20, iv, 151, (1), iv, 94, 29; with 54 full page lithographed plates (17 plates are hand-colored or partly hand-colored). Recent polished one-quarter black morocco leather, spine with five raised bands bordered with gilt panel lines, over English marbled boards with blue-green endpapers, the three original color-tinted printed wrappers are bound in place, 4to (11 x 8 1/2 inches). This large work includes Premiere Monographie: ""Anatomie du Genre Echinus"" by G. Valentin at the beginning and Quatrieme Monographie: ""Des Dysaster"" by E. Desor at the end. This is the classic early work on the living and fossil echinoderms by Louis Agassiz that was printed privately. Few copies have survived. Based on other collations of this work, it would seem the copy offered lacks one part. See also Nissen ZBI, 47. No ownership marks. An old marginal tear to one color printed wrapper has been repaired, there is scattered foxing, mostly marginal, to some text pages and one plate, the remaining full page plates are bright and clean; a tight and clean copy in very good condition..
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Book number: 7393
USD 1850.00 [Appr.: EURO 1713.25 | £UK 1479.25 | JP 205743]
Catalogue: Fine and Rare

 
AGASSIZ, LOUIS
Notice of a Collection of Fishes from the southern bend of the Tennessee River, Alabama
New Haven: printed for B.L. Hamlen, 1854. First edition Pp. 31. Publisher's printed tan wrappers, in pamphlet binder with green cloth spine over stiff gray boards, with neatly printed title on the front cover, lg 8vo. Blind stamp of former owner, Donald Zinn, on the front wrapper. Faint crease to wrappers, a near fine copy..
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Book number: 3136
USD 38.00 [Appr.: EURO 35.25 | £UK 30.5 | JP 4226]
Catalogue: Louis Agassiz
Keywords: Great naturalists Louis Agassiz

 
AGASSIZ, LOUIS
Sketch of the Natural Provinces of the Animal World and their Relation to the Different Types of Man.
Philadephia: Lippincott, Grambo and Co., 1854. First edition. Pp. (i), lviii-lxxviii, 1 quadruple-page foldout hand-colored chart, 1 hand-colored map. Self-wrappers, bound in early one-quarter green cloth over gray boards with the title neatly lettered on the front board, lg 8vo. Small blind stamp of Donald J. Zinn on the title page. An early work on zoogeography by Agassiz than links different living human groups to different continents. Rare. Some old cellotype on the internal joints of two facing sets of pages, faint water mark on the lower margin of the text; overall a good solid copy in an attractive binding..
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Book number: 5157
USD 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 41.75 | £UK 36 | JP 5005]
Catalogue: Louis Agassiz
Keywords: Great naturalists Louis Agassiz zoogeography biogeography Donald J. Zinn

 
AGRAWAL, V.C. AND ALFRED, J.R.B.
Handbook on Whales, Dolphins and Dugongs from Indian Seas.
Calcutta: Zoological Survey of India, 1999. First edition Pp. 150, 1 color plate, 30 black-and white plates (line drawings). Stiff pictorial wraps, 8vo. An account of all cetaceans in the Indian Seas. Fine (new) copy..
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Book number: 3656
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 14 | £UK 12 | JP 1668]
Keywords: Mammalogy mammals marine whales cetaceans Cetacea Dugongs Dugongidae Dolphins India Indian Ocean Bay of Bengal

 
AKAZAWA, T. AND SZATHMARY, E.J.E. (EDITORS).
Prehistoric Mongoloid Dispersals.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996. First edition. Pp. xiv, 389, numerous text-figures, diagrams and maps. Publisher's original dark blue cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine and front cover, lg 8vo. Contains 24 chapters by noted authorities in the field mostly dealing with the origin and diversity of mongoloid peoples. No ownership marks. A fine (new) copy..
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Book number: 4063
USD 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 139 | £UK 120 | JP 16682]
Catalogue: Human Variation
Keywords: Archaeology archeology evolutionary biology prehistoric mongoloid dispersal mongoloid peoples human evolution human variation Akazawa Szathmary ISBN 019-852318-1

 
ALI, S., BISWAS, B. AND RIPLEY, S.D.
BIRDS OF BHUTAN.
Calcutta: Zoological Survey of India, 1996. Pp. 207, 20 full page black and white plates, 1 map. Color pictorial stiff wraps, lg 8vo. Records 516 species in this kingdom in the eastern Himalayas. Fine copy..
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Book number: 1242
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 9.5 | £UK 8 | JP 1112]
Catalogue: Ornithology
Keywords: Ornithology Birds Bhutan Himalayas Natural Sciences Natural Science

 
ALLEN, MARK
Falconry in Arabia
Brattleboro, VT: The Stephen Green Press, 1982. First American edition. Pp. 143, 12 full page color plates from paintings by Mary-Clare Critchley-Salmonson 12 black-and-white photographs, 2 maps. Publisher's original light brown cloth, color pictorial dust jacket, lg 8vo. The author lived and hunted with the nomads of the Arabian deserts. This volume is his first-hand account of the Bedouin, their love of falconry and the part it plays in their lives (from the jacket flap). No ownership marks and no signs of use. A fine (new) copy in a fine dust jacket..
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Book number: 7091
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 32.5 | £UK 28 | JP 3892]

 
ALLEN, J. A.
Ontogenetic and other Variations in Muskoxen, with a Systematic Review of the Muskox Group, Recent and Extinct.
New York: American Museum of Natural History, 1913. First edition Pp. 127, 8 full page photo-plates, 45 text-figures. Original printed gray wrappers, folio. Memoirs of the American Museum of Natural History, new series, volume I, part 4. No ownership marks. An old crease to rear wrappers, one outer corner with slight bump; a bright and clean copy in near fine condition..
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Book number: 3835
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 46.5 | £UK 40 | JP 5561]
Catalogue: Mammalogy
Keywords: Mammalogy mammals muskox Ovibos oschatus musk ox Arctic mammal Bovidae Canada Greenland North America

 
ALLEN, GLOVER N.
Solenodon Paradoxus.
Cambridge, MA: Museum of Comparative Zoology, 1910. First edition. Pp. 53, (1); 9 full page plates (3 are color lithographs, 6 are fine line drawings), each plate is accompanied by a descriptive leaf. Later dark blue cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine (original printed pale green wrappers are bound in at rear), lg 4to. Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College, volume 40, no. 1. Solenodon is a genus of venomous, nocturnal, burrowing, insectivorous mammals belonging to the family Solenodontidae. There are two living species, Solenodon paradoxus, from Haiti and Dominion Republic, and Solenodon cubanus from Cuba. No ownership marks and no signs of use. The original printed wrappers show some light browning, the text and plates are bright and clean; a tight copy in near fine condition..
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Book number: 6606
USD 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 37.25 | £UK 32 | JP 4448]
Catalogue: Mammalogy

 
ALLEN, J. A.
The West Indian Seal (Monachus tropicalis).
New York: American Museum of Natural History, 1887. First edition Pp. 39, 4 lithographic plates. Publisher's original printed gray wrappers, lg 8vo. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, volume II, no. 1. The work also includes a short paper by Allen entitled 'Note on squalodont remains from Charleston, S.C.' with two lithographic plates. Name stamp of Dept. of Mammalogy, A.M.N.H. on the front wrappers. A bright and clean copy in near fine condition..
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Book number: 3802
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 9.5 | £UK 8 | JP 1112]
Catalogue: Marine Mammals
Keywords: Marine mammals seals pinnipedia pinnipeds West Indian Seal Monachus tropicalis

 
ALTMAN, LUTHER C.
Oligochaeta of Washington.
Seattle: University of Washington, 1936, First edition. Pp. 136, 16 full page monochrome plates. Publisher's gray wrappers lg 8vo. University of Washington Publications in Biology volume 4, no. 1. Covers the earthworms of Washington. Ex-library from the Reading Public Museum with single ink stamp and faint call number on the front wrapper, no other ownership marks of any kind, slight browning to the front wrapper, small repaired tear to last few pages, a tight, very good copy..
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Book number: 2104
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 14 | £UK 12 | JP 1668]
Catalogue: Entomology
Keywords: Entomology Annelida earthworms Washington Pacific Northwest Taxonmy Natural Sciences Natural Science

 
ALTMANN, JEANNE
Baboon Mothers and Infants
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1980. First edition. Pp. xiv, 242; 65 black-and-white photos and graphs, genealogy diagrams and graphs in the appendices. Publisher's original orange cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine, pictorial dust jacket, lg 8vo. This is the hardcover first edition of this classic work in primatology. In Baboon Mothers and Infants, the author applies her uniquely sophisticated techniques to the mother-infant relationship, its demography and ecology, within the natural setting. Signature of former owner on the front endpaper dated June 1981. No other ownership marks and few signs of use. A fine copy in a near fine dust jacket..
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Book number: 7339
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 23.25 | £UK 20 | JP 2780]
Catalogue: Mammalogy

 
ALTMANN, STUART A. (EDITOR)
Social Communication among Primates.
Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1967. First edition. Pp. xiv, 392; numerous black-and-white photos and line-drawings. Original green cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine, color pictorial dust jacket, lg 8vo. This multidisciplinary volume has contributions from anthropologists, linguists, mathematicians, neurologists, psychiatrists, psychologists and zoologists. The 17 chapters in this volume are by noted authorities in the field; this is an early contribution to the field of primate behavior authored by some of the founding members of the field. No ownership marks. A fine (as new) copy in a complete very good dust jacket that shows some rub marks..
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Book number: 6388
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 14 | £UK 12 | JP 1668]
Catalogue: Mammalogy

 
ALVARENGA, HERCULANO AND BRETTAS, EDUARDO
Toucans of the Americas / Tucanos das Americas
Rio de Janeiro: M Pontual, 2004. First edition. Pp. 119, (1); color frontispiece of tropical forest scene, 44 full page color plates of toucans after paintings by Eduarto Brettas, some color photos and small vignettes. Color pictorial laminated boards (hardcover), color pictorial endpapers, 4to (13 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches). A complete review of the Ramphastidae with sections on distribution, evolution, migration and behavior. The text is presented simultaneously in English and Portuguese. No ownership marks and no signs of use. A fine (new) copy..
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Book number: 7066
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 32.5 | £UK 28 | JP 3892]

 
ALVAREZ SIERRA, J. R. AND ALVAREZ CORRAL, J.-R.
MARIPOSAS DIURNAS DE VENEZUELA: Introducción a su Conocimiento.
Caracas: Editorial Arte, 1984. Pp. 199, 18 full page color plates. Cloth, DJ, 4to (24 x 30 cm). Near fine in near fine dust jacket..
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Book number: 1529
USD 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 41.75 | £UK 36 | JP 5005]
Keywords: Butterflies Lepidoptera Venezuela South America Natural Sciences Natural Science

 
AMANN, J.
BRYOGEOGRAPHIE DE LA SUISSE.
Zurich: Fretz Freres S.A., 1928. Pp. x, 453, 32 plates, 13 text-figures and a folding colored map. Original pink printed wrappers, 8vo. From the series: Materiaux pour la Flore Cryptogamique Suisse, vol. VI, fasc. 2. Some old cello tape at the bottom of the spine, a clean, very good copy..
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Book number: 0752
USD 16.00 [Appr.: EURO 15 | £UK 13 | JP 1779]
Catalogue: Cryptogams
Keywords: Bryophytes Switzerland Plant geography Natural Sciences Natural Science

 
AMANO, AKIRA
Birds in Flight.
Tokyo: Graphic-sha Publishing, Ltd., 1985. First edition. Pp. 103, (1); 90+ fine color photos (some are double page). Publisher's original silver cloth, boldly lettered in black on the spine and on the front cover, color pictorial dust jacket, sm 4to. This volume depicts many Japanese birds in various flight positions such as gliding, landing, taking off, diving, and displaying their wings. The text is presented simultaneously in English and Japanese. English common names are used in all of the captions of the plates. At the end of the volume, all photos appear in small vignettes with accompanying text describing where the photo was taken and the camera and lens used to take the photograph. No ownership marks and no signs of use. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket..
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Book number: 5742
USD 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 41.75 | £UK 36 | JP 5005]
Catalogue: Japanese Birds

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