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A SON OF THE OCEAN
A Home on the Deep; Or, the Mariner's Trials on the Dark Blue Sea
Boston: Higgins, Bradley and Dayton, 1858. First edition. Pp. 483; 17 text-figures (wood-engraving). Publisher's original red cloth, blind-stamped with a three-mast ship on the front and rear cover, spine is lettered in gilt, 8vo. The preface states ""The object of the present volume has been to afford a series of brief and interesting sketches, which might be both useful and attractive to the seaman, and afford a convenient pastime for his leisure moments."" Contains 90+ small chapters detailing ship-wrecks, mutiny, famous captains, and all other sea-faring tales from all parts of the maritime world. Signature of H. Hastings dated March 24, 1859 on the front endpaper. Wear to cloth at the head and foot of the spine, some light shelf wear as well, the text is bright, clean and unused; overall a very good copy..
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Book number: 7825
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 31.25 | £UK 28.25 | JP¥ 3762]

 
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 | £UK 16.25 | JP¥ 2150]
Catalogue: Mammalogy

 
ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY
The Duplicate Letters, the Fisheries and the Mississippi. Documents relating to Transactions at the Negotiation of Ghent. Collected by John Quincy Adams, one of the Commissioners of the United States at that Negotiation
Washington: Printed by Davis and Force (Franklin's Head), 1822. First edition. Pp. 256, (2, contents), (1, leaf of errata). Later full tan calf leather, spine with five raised bands lettered in gilt in three compartments, front and rear covers tooled in blind, marbled endpapers, 8vo. This volume examines the role that John Quincy Adams played in the negotiation of the Treaty of Ghent that ended the War of 1812. There were numerous issues dealt with in this treaty among them was American access to the Mississippi River. This volume was compiled when Adams was Secretary of State, just two years before he was elected President. Old oval blind-stamp of the Library Company, R. B., Philadelphia, on the final page of the text (p. 256). Very small sticker of 'International Bookfinders,' Inc. at the base of page 3. No other ownership marks. The top edge of the title page has some professional paper repairs as does the contents page and errata page at the end of the volume, light age-toning to some text pages, a few marginal pencil annotations, a tight and clean copy in very good condition in an attractive period binding..
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Book number: 8030
USD 450.00 [Appr.: EURO 400.25 | £UK 360.5 | JP¥ 48368]
Catalogue: Ichthyology

 
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 84.5 | £UK 76.25 | JP¥ 10211]
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 | £UK 16.25 | JP¥ 2150]
Catalogue: Louis Agassiz
Keywords: Great naturalists Louis Agassiz zoogeography biogeography The Christian Examiner and Religious Miscellany Donald J. Zinn

 
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 1645 | £UK 1482 | JP¥ 198845]
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 34 | £UK 30.5 | JP¥ 4084]
Catalogue: Louis Agassiz
Keywords: Great naturalists Louis Agassiz

 
AGASSIZ, LOUIS
Report on Deep-Sea Dredgings in the Gulf Stream during the third Cruise of the U.S. Steamer Bibb, addressed to Professor Benjamin Peirce, Superintendent U.S. Coast Guard Survey
Cambridge: Museum of Comparative Zoology, 1869. First edition. Pp. 363-386. Original pale green printed wrappers, 8vo. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, no. 13. Small blind stamp of Donald J. Zinn on the front wrapper. Small bookplate sticker with no name on the front wrapper. Some curling to the top edge of the front wrapper, light edge-wear; a tight copy in very good condition..
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Book number: 8183
USD 18.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.25 | £UK 14.5 | JP¥ 1935]
Catalogue: Oceanography

 
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 40.25 | £UK 36.25 | JP¥ 4837]
Catalogue: Louis Agassiz
Keywords: Great naturalists Louis Agassiz zoogeography biogeography Donald J. Zinn

 
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 133.5 | £UK 120.25 | JP¥ 16123]
Catalogue: Human Variation
Keywords: Archaeology archeology evolutionary biology prehistoric mongoloid dispersal mongoloid peoples human evolution human variation Akazawa Szathmary ISBN 019-852318-1

 
AL-RAWA, ABDUL HAKIM A.
The Development of the Weberian Apparatus and the Swim Bladder in the Channel Catfish, Ictalurus punctatus (Rafinesque)
Norman, OK: The University of Oklahoma, 1966. First edition. Pp. 80; 21 full page plates (black-and-white photos and halftones), each with an onion skin tissue guard caption. Full black cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine and front cover, 4o. This is the original Ph.D. dissertation that is signed by all five committee members on the title page; Carl D. Riggs was the Committee Chair. This copy is warmly inscribed by the author to Richard A. Goff, one of the other committee members. A fine (new) copy..
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Book number: 7800
USD 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 40.25 | £UK 36.25 | JP¥ 4837]
Catalogue: Ichthyology

 
ALBRECHT, GENE H.
Craniofacial Morphology of the Sulawesi Macaques: Multivariate Approaches to Biological Problems
Basel, Switzerland: S. Karger, 1978. First edition. Pp. viii, 151; 62 text-figures (morphometric diagrams, maps, charts, graphs), 16 tables. Publisher's original stiff yellow wrappers, lettered in black, 8vo. Contributions to Primatology, volume 13. This detailed analysis was undertaken to test biological hypotheses derived from previous studies of the external morphology of the macaque monkeys of Sulawesi in southern Indonesia. The present study makes the additional step of including non- Sulawesi macaques to establish the broad framework of genetic variation (from the rear cover blurb). Small signature of former owner on the half-title page. Small bump to top outer corner; a bright and clean copy in very good condition..
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Book number: 8327
USD 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 40.25 | £UK 36.25 | JP¥ 4837]
Catalogue: Mammalogy

 
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 | £UK 8.25 | JP¥ 1075]
Catalogue: Ornithology
Keywords: Ornithology Birds Bhutan Himalayas Natural Sciences Natural Science

 
ALLEN, G. R. (EDITOR)
FAO Species Catalogue, Volume 6 - Snappers of the World: An annotated and illustrated catalogue of Lutjanid species known to date
Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 1985. First edition. Pp. vi, 208; 28 full page color plates from paintings with 104 individual fish illustrated, 100+ distribution maps, many other halftone text-figures. Original printed and pictorial orange and white stiff wrappers, lettered in black on the spine and front cover, lg 4to. An excellent guide to the fishes of the family Lutjanidae with many beautiful color images from paintings. This is FAO Fisheries Synopsis No. 125, volume 6. No ownership marks and no signs of use. A fine (new) copy..
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Book number: 7786
USD 48.00 [Appr.: EURO 42.75 | £UK 38.5 | JP¥ 5159]
Catalogue: Ichthyology

 
ALLEN, G. R. (EDITOR)
FAO Species Catalogue, Volume 6 - Snappers of the World: An annotated and illustrated catalogue of Lutjanid species known to date
Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 1985. First edition. Pp. vi, 208; 28 full page color plates from paintings with 104 individual fish illustrated, 100+ distribution maps, many other halftone text-figures. Original printed and pictorial orange and white stiff wrappers, lettered in black on the spine and front cover, lg 4to. An excellent guide to the fishes of the family Lutjanidae with many beautiful color images from paintings. This is FAO Fisheries Synopsis No. 125, volume 6. This volume is from the research library of ichthyologist Wayne N. Witzell with his circular blindstamp on the front wrapper and title page. Some bump to bottom inner corner; a bright and clean copy in near fine condition..
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Book number: 7787
USD 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 40.25 | £UK 36.25 | JP¥ 4837]
Catalogue: Ichthyology

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