Anchorage, Kentucky: The American Ornithologists' Union, 1967. Paper. 91 pp., plus 4 pp. ads. Front cover has a b/w illustration of an auk. Rear cover lists the contents. Covers and spine are slightly aged, soiled and shelf-worn. Spine is creased. This issue contains articles on the following: Indigo Buntings, Parula Warblers, Bushtits, Boat-Billed Herons, Hybrid Wood Warblers, Redheads, Barn Swallows, Red-Winged Blackbirds and the South African Ostrich accompanied by b/w photos, line drawings, maps, charts and graphs. Interior is almost as new. Very Good.
Animals & Birds
London: Harvey and Darton, 1824. Quarter Leather. Second Edition. 145 pp. 12mo. 26 black & white plates. Maroon leather spine has gilt bands, lettering. Marbled paper covers are worn, back hinge weak. Prev. owner's inscrip. in ink on first free endpaper. Pages, plates are foxed. Text is perfectly readable and plates are wonderful. This is the second edition of this rare book. Good.
Boston, MA: D. Lothrop and Company, 1879. Hard Cover. First Edition. Paper covered boards with a chromolithograph illustration of animals of the world on front cover board, advertisement on rear. Light wear to edges, small bumps to head and foot of spine, The wonders of birds, beautifully illustrated in black and white. Very Good.
Philadelphia, PA: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1966. Hardcover. First Edition. 158 pp. 4to. Light wear to dust jacket, small closed tear on front panel at head of spine, price clipped, now in mylar cover. Black cloth covered boards with a Great Horned Owl illustration blind embossed in cover. Previous owner's name and address in ink on first free endpaper, small bookseller stamp at base of same page near gutter. Clean within. Fine / very good.
Bull, Charles Livingston. Boston, MA: L. C. Page & Company, 1911. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. xiv, 271 pp. 8vo. Green cloth covered boards with color illustration on cover board, gold embossed leopard and title on spine, both faded slightly. Board corners bumped. Interior very clean with decorated endpapers of a jungle scene, 60 black & white plates by the author, color frontispiece with tissue guard. Very Good.
Boston, MA: Massachusetts Department of Agriculture, 1925, 1927, 1929. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printings. xxxi, 481 pp.; l, 461 pp.; xlviii, 466 pp. 4to. Green cloth boards with gold embossed titling to spines and cover boards. Light scuffing overall. Previous owner's name written in ink on first free endpaper of Volume I, also small red hexagon ownership stamp on first free endpaper of each volume. Very clean within. Very Good.
New York: George E. Woodward, 1873. Hardcover. Revised and Enlarged. 663 pp. B/w ills. Subtitle: "Compiled, abridged, edited and illustrated by Frank Forester." Beveled orange covers are soiled, edgeworn, and threadbare at corners. Sunned spine lettered and decorated in gilt is eroding at ends. There is a word in ink at upper front edge, and an ink line down the front hinge. Edges aged and soiled. Coated brown eps. At the head of the editor's preface is an ink p.o. name and date. Internally, the book is clean and tight, although the same "help" is inked at the bottom of one page. This is a compendium of the previous "The Sportsman's Vade Mecum by "Dinks," containing full instructions in all that relates to the breeding...
Commonwealth of Massachusets, 1932. Hardcover. First Edition. 93 full-color plates. Subtitle: "..drawn in color...for 'Birds of Massachusetts and other New England States' by Edward Howe Forbush." Cover has gilt lettering, state seal center front. Corners slightly bumped. Ends of spine are shelfworn, cover is occasionally shelf-scuffed. Eps slightly soiled and foxed. Small ink p.o. on ffep. This volume contains a page and a half introduction, a two-page index, and then just the 93 glorious, full-color plates. A wonderful reference! Very Good.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1904. Hard Cover. First Edition. Unpag. 12mo. Monocolor ills. Cover has title on front and spine in black. Red/orange outline of playing kitten on front, with the same color in title on spine. Spine slightly faded, with wear at both ends. Less than 1/4" eroded from head of spine. Edges and covers are a little soiled over all, but not significant for a 100-year-old book. Previous owner's name in ink on first free endpaper. Inside is clean and bright, printed in dark green with dark green/white illustrations accented with yellow tones.
With thanks to the Persian poet, an adorable walk through the day with a Persian kitten, in verse and picture. Very Good.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1947. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. 271 pp. Black leather spine and corners, light tan buckram inserts to cover boards. Original clean plastic dust jacket intact with large loss at top of spine, staining at front cover, but has protected binding itself. Light rubbing at head and foot of spine and corners. Very clean within, has light age toning to edges of pages.
Printed in an edition of 210 copies, 195 for sale, this is copy 48 and is signed by the author at the colophon. Additional tipped in color plate missing. An important book in the genre. Very Good / Good.
Brown, Paul. New York: Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc., 1944. Hardcover. First Edition. 280 pp. 8vo. Blind-stamped, bright gilt lettering and decorative rules on spine. Covers and spine have extremely minor shelf-wear. Spine ends and bottom corners are bumped. Illustrated dust jacket, in protective cover, is slightly aged; spine is sunned and edges are somewhat creased and/or chipped; small piece torn from upper front cover with a similarly sized closed tear beneath it, spine ends and corners are chipped. Front and rear endpapers have two different fox hunting illustrations done in white on a dark red background. Top edge is dyed red. Interior is very slightly aged, but clean crisp and tight. Very Good / 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.
Segner, Lajos. New York: William Morrow and Company, 1943. Hardcover. First Edition. 124 pp. 8vo. Dust jacket has chipping and small lossed at edges, now in mylar cover. Blue cloth covered boards with bumping to corners, small white stain at base of illustation of horse on front cover, light sunning to spine. Clean within. Very Good / good.
New York: D.D.T. Moore, 1871. Hard Cover. 223 pp. B/w ills. Faded and worn brown cover has beveled edges, gilt chicken on center front. Gilt lettering on spine. Spine torn at top & bottom and about 1" at top front hinge. Corners bumped and frayed. Coated brown eps - front eps split at hinge. P.O. on ffep in pencil. Flyleaves contain penciled notes of home remedies for chickens or eggs. Contents are foxed and soiled throughout. The book is, however, perfectly readable, well illustrated and contains a great deal of very specific information. A valuable reference. Good.
London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1876. Full Leather. First Edition. xiii, , 403 pp. 8vo. Full red leather bindings with five raised bands at spine. Gold titling to spine, remaining compartments between bands decorated with gold embossed bridle and horseshoe illustrations. Three gold line borders surround front and rear boards with the same bridle image from the spine embossed in each corner, gold lines on board edges, creasing along hinge of front and rear boards that has lost a small amount of the leather's surface color ; gold line borders to pastedowns with two bridles embossed on foredge corner. Interiors have light staining in first pages, clean within and with original cloth covers bound in at rear. Illustrated with 10 color plates and 3 woodcuts...
London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1876. Full Leather. First Edition. xiii, , 403 pp. 8vo. Full red leather bindings with five raised bands at spine. Gold titling to spine, remaining compartments between bands decorated with gold embossed illustrations of a horse and rider jumping a gate, horseshoe, polo hat and mallet, hunting horn and fox head. Two gold line borders surround front and rear boards, gold lines on board edges, creasing along hinge of front and rear boards that has lost a small amount of the leather's surface color; gold line borders to pastedowns with horseshoes embossed on foredge corners. Interiors clean and crisp within and with original cloth covers bound in at rear. Illustrated with 10 color plates with tissue guards and 3 woodcuts...
Boston, MA: Little, Brown, and Company, 1934. Hard Cover. Limited Edition. Green paper covered boards with no dust jacket as issued with minor sunning to spine. Small inscription in ink on first free endpaper. Signed by author at colophon. Printed in an edition of 1,129 copies, of which this is number 761. Original slipcase with paper spine label in Good condition wiht light chipping and wear.
Signed by Author. Very Good.
Washington, D.C. Government Printing Office, 1925. Hard Cover. First Edition. 567 pp. B/w ills. Covers are soiled, scuffed with some edgewear. Gilt lettering on spine is faded. Binding loose. Presentation inscr. in ink on fep. Interior tight and clean, albeit somewhat aged. The contents are not at all diminished by the covers, and feature a complete discussion of the "fishes of the Gulf of Maine." Excellent illustrations. Very Good.
Cincinatti, OH: The Ebbert & Richardson Co., 1930. Hard Cover. First Edition. First Printing. 128 pp. Red cloth covered boards with slight scuffing from shelf wear. Gold embossed titling to cover boards. Inscribed to Albert H. Chatfield by John Omwake in bold black ink on first free endpaper on May 12, 1930. Albert H. Chatfield, Sr., was the owner of Aldermere Farm in Camden, Maine. Aldermere Farm is open to the public and one of the worldís premier breeders of Belted Galloway cattle.
Signed by Author. Fine.