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Boston: Dutton and Wentworth, 1846. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. xv, 547 pp. 4to. Brown leather spine and corners, with five raised bands to spine, gold embossed titling, marbled paper insets front and rear, matching endpapers. Small tear to upper right corner of second free endpaper. Light foxing within but clean overall. 17 plates at rear of volume very clean. Very Good.
Laman, Tim. Washington DC: National Geographic/The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, 2012. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 227 pp. Oblong 4to. Clean, crisp copy with dust jacket in mylar cover. Brand new.
A lush and stunning book of color photographs of the New Guinea's elusive birds-of-paradise. Signed by author & photographer Tim Laman on the title in year of publication. Scarce! Fine / fine.
New York: The University Society Inc., 1917. Hardcover. As. 4to. Green cloth boards with gold embossed titling to spine, "Nature Lovers Library" logo on lower right corner of the front board of each volume. Slight scuffing to covers from use, very clean within. Encyclopedic set on the natural world with both color and black and white illustrations. In original, rare wood shipping crate, emblazoned with "Nature Lovers Library. Six Volumes. Buckram" on ends. Lacking lid. Heavy set, will require additional shipping. Very Good.
Washington DC: United States Government Printing Office, 1950. Wraps. First Edition. xxiv, 242 pp. 4to. 119 black & white photographs and one color photograph facing Foreword, 16 plates: 1 at frontispiece, additional 15 loose, folding maps housed in tipped in folder at rear. Minor scuffing from shelfwear. Clean within.
Impressive survey of the entire Colorado River Basin. Among many recommendations contained is the proposal for the dam at Glen Canyon, which was completed and controversial to this day. Very Good.