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1 Bulletin De La Societe Imperiale Zoologique D'Acclimatation
Paris Albert Whitman & Company 1864-66 Hardcover Very Good; Boards lightly worn, penciled notes on front free endpapers. 
Four bound volumes of the Bulletin de la Societe Imperiale Zoologique D'Acclimatation, each bound in green cloth with red leather spine labels with titles stamped in gilt. Two of the volumes bear the bookplate of Lady Dorothy Nevill (name covered over with black crayon). Text in French. A few illustrations in each volume. First Volume: 1864. lxviii, 1-500, 709-804 pp. Includes articles about alpacas, fish eggs, the Siamese Crested Fireback, silkworms, and aquaculture. Second Volume: 1865. lxxix, 768 pp. Includes articles on horsemeat production, oyster farming, Arabian horses, gourami fish, pine trees, and Chinese-Merino sheep hybrids. Third Volume: 1865. lxxix, 608 pp. Includes articles on introducing beef cattle in the Rio de la Plata region, pheasants, cochineal bugs, and currasows. Fourth Volume: 1866. lxxx, 61-716 pp. Includes several articles about a fishing supplies exposition in Norway, chinchona trees, preservation of Chinese pigeons, and bird migration. The Societe Imperiale Zoologique d'Acclimatation was an early European academic society focused on nature conservation and continues work in the present day as the Societe Nationale de Protection de la Nature. Lady Nevill (1826-1913) was an horticulturist and acquaintance of Joseph Hooker, Charles Darwin, and James McNeill Whistler. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 125.00 USD
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Fifty-Fifth Annual Report of the Secretary of the Massachusetts State Board of Agriculture:  Together with the Twentieth Annual Report of the Massachusetts Agricultural Experiment Station
2 Fifty-Fifth Annual Report of the Secretary of the Massachusetts State Board of Agriculture: Together with the Twentieth Annual Report of the Massachusetts Agricultural Experiment Station
Boston Wright & Potter Printing Company 1908 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Blindstamped black cloth with title stamped in gilt on spine. xxxviii, 451, 172 pp. Many engravings. Entomological essays and articles about fruit tree pests, gypsy moths, beekeeping and greenhouse pests. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Yosemite Centennial Symposium Proceedings:  Natural Areas and Yosemite: Prospects for the Future
3 Yosemite Centennial Symposium Proceedings: Natural Areas and Yosemite: Prospects for the Future
National Park Service 1991 Softcover Good; Covers and edges foxed. 
A Global Issues Symposium Joining the 17th Annual Natural Areas Conference with the Yosemite Centennial Celebration, October 13-20, 1990. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 667 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Milkweed Butterflies: Their Cladistics and Biology:  Being an Account of the Natural History of the Danainae, a Subfamily of the Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae, Ackery, P. R. ; Vane-Wright, R. I.
4 Ackery, P. R. ; Vane-Wright, R. I. Milkweed Butterflies: Their Cladistics and Biology: Being an Account of the Natural History of the Danainae, a Subfamily of the Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae
Ithaca, NY Cornell University Press and British Museum 1984 0801416884 / 9780801416880 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket; A few small dots of foxing on verso of jacket. 
vii, 425 pp, systematic index, geographical index, bibliography Many black and white photos and illustrations and 12 color plates plus color frontispiece photo. The amazing migration champion monarch butterfly is the best known milkweed butterfly and this scholarly volume describes its biology and that of its danaine family members in detail. The book provides a revised cladistic classification of all 157 species, and includes chapters on mimicry, migration, reproduction and ecology. A valuable lepidoptery reference. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Notes of a Provincial Wildfowler, Aksakov, Sergei Timofeevich
5 Aksakov, Sergei Timofeevich Notes of a Provincial Wildfowler
Evanston, IL Northwestern University Press 1998 0810113910 / 9780810113916 First American Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Owner bookplate on front pastedown endpaper. 
Translated from the Russian, introduced and annotated by Kevin Windle. xxii, 304 pp. Notes, illustrations. The author relates his hunting and natural history observations of Russian marshland game, waterfowl, woodland game and steppe and grassland game. ; Studies in Russian Literature and Theory 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Private Lives of Our Natural Neighbors, Ames, Amyas
6 Ames, Amyas Private Lives of Our Natural Neighbors
NY George Braziller 1980 0807609617 / 9780807609613 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Covers rubbed. 
A look at the wildlife of Martha's Vineyard. Many black and white photos. ; 77 pages 
Price: 8.00 USD
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Nature Photography: its Art and Techniques, Angel, Heather
7 Angel, Heather Nature Photography: its Art and Techniques
London Fountain Press 1974 0852421052 / 9780852421055 Second Printing Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket; "This comprehensive book by Heather Angel describes not only how to photograph nature but also where to find subjects and how to keep them in captivity. Accurately written by a biologist and a professional photographer, in simple non-technical language, this book will appeal to both the beginner and expert alike". Indices, appendices. Author photo on rear jacket flap. Numerous color and black and white photos. Jacket price-clipped and scuffed, else a clean, tight copy. 
4to - over 9" - 12" tall; 222 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Shadow Mountain:  A Memoir of Wolves, a Woman, and the Wild, Askins, Renee
8 Askins, Renee Shadow Mountain: A Memoir of Wolves, a Woman, and the Wild
NY Doubleday 2002 0385482221 / 9780385482226 First Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
The author was involved for many years in the movement to restore wolf populations in Yellowstone. ; 321 pages 
Price: 9.00 USD
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Cities in the Wilderness:  A New Vision of Land Use in America, Babbitt, Bruce
9 Babbitt, Bruce Cities in the Wilderness: A New Vision of Land Use in America
Washington, DC Island Press/Shearwater Books 2005 1559630930 / 9781559630931 First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Inscribed by Babbitt on the half-title. Index, selected readings. Author photo on rear jacket flap. Babbitt advocates for a pro-active role in designating critical environmental habitats as part of an amended Endangered Species Act. He is a former Governor of Arizona and U. S. Secretary of the Interior, as well as a former Democratic candidate for President. ; 200 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Insect Engineers: the Story of Ants, Bartlett, Ruth
10 Bartlett, Ruth Insect Engineers: the Story of Ants
NY William Morrow and Company 19571 First Edition Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket; Boards splayed, owner name, endpapers foxed, jacket rubbed and grubby. 
Lively illustrations by the author. Light green cloth with ant design stamped in black on front boards. Titles stamped in black on spine. A book written for young readers about the biology of ants, with many lively illustrations by the author. "In many ways ants resemble people more closely than do any other living creatures--for better or worse...Devoted workers feed and tend their mother, the queen, and her hundreds of babies. Other workers serve as herders, farmers, hunters, or soldiers. But there are also ant beggars, thieves, drunkards, and ruthless murderers." ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 128 pages 
Price: 17.00 USD
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11 Bass, Rick Oil Notes
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1989 0395486750 / 9780395486757 First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
An early book by Rick Bass, a lyrical exploration of oil geology, the oil industry, and the earth. Author photo on rear jacket panel. ; 172 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Art of the Atlantic Salmon Fly, Bates, Joseph D. Jr.
12 Bates, Joseph D. Jr. The Art of the Atlantic Salmon Fly
Boston David R. Godine 1987 0879236744 / 9780879236748 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Spine of jacket sunned. Illustrated by Henry McDaniel 
Dark green cloth with titles stamped in gilt on spine. 25 color plates and many other illustrations and photos. Index, bibliography. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 232 pages 
Price: 45.00 USD
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American Sporting Book Series, Biscotti, M. L.
13 Biscotti, M. L. American Sporting Book Series
Madison, OH Sunrise Publishing Company 1994 1881755053 / 9781881755050 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by T. O. Duncan 
Index, bibliography. " All significant American sporting book series as well as publishers that produced sporting books exclusively are discussed. Each chapter provides a brief history of a specific company and pertinent bibliographic descriptions of each title they produced." ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 325 pages 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Compleat Naturalist: a Life of Linnaeus, Blunt, Wilfrid
14 Blunt, Wilfrid The Compleat Naturalist: a Life of Linnaeus
NY Viking 1971 067023396x / 9780670233960 First American Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket; Jacket is heavily worn at edges with a 3/4 in x 1 in section missing from the top of the spine. 
Green cloth binding with orange endpapers. Library of Congress number 78-147393. Bibliography, index, and appendix by Dr. William T. Stearn. Illustrations and photos. A presentation of the life and work of Linnaeus whose pioneering efforts revolutionized the methods of scientific thinking in his own day and formed the foundation of modern biology. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 256 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Birds of Bonaire, Boyer, Peggy
15 Boyer, Peggy Birds of Bonaire
Stinapa Bonaire 1984 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Covers rubbed. Illustrated by Carl James Freeman 
Stapled wraps. Index, black and white illustrations. ; 56 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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As Far As the Eye Can See:   Reflections of an Appalachian Trail Hiker, Brill, David
16 Brill, David As Far As the Eye Can See: Reflections of an Appalachian Trail Hiker
Nashville, TN Rutledge Hill Press 1990 1558530738 / 9781558530737 Second Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Owner name, jacket tattered, sticker liftoff on rear jacket panel. 
An account of the author's five month, 2,100 mile hike along the Appalachian Trail in 1979. ; 190 pages 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Larger Trout for the Western Fly Fisherman, Brooks, Charles E.
17 Brooks, Charles E. Larger Trout for the Western Fly Fisherman
South Brunswick A. S. Barnes and Company 1970 0498073343 / 9780498073342 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket; Spine foxed, pages toned. 
White cloth. Many black and white photos. ; 217 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Arizona's Tree Squirrels, Brown, David E.
18 Brown, David E. Arizona's Tree Squirrels
Phoenix, AZ Arizona Game and Fish Department 1986 091756300X / 9780917563003 Second Printing Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Glossary, bibliography, many black and white photos. ; 114 pages 
Price: 9.00 USD
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Writings of John Burroughs Volume XII  Ways of Nature, Burroughs, John
19 Burroughs, John Writings of John Burroughs Volume XII Ways of Nature
Russell and Russell 1968 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Owner name on front free endpaper, else a clean, tight copy. 
Dark green cloth binding. Jp; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 280 pages 
Price: 21.00 USD
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The Crystal Desert: Summers in Antarctica, Campbell, David G.
20 Campbell, David G. The Crystal Desert: Summers in Antarctica
Boston Houghton Mifflin Company 1994 0395680824 / 9780395680827 First Paperback Edition Softcover Very Good; Winner of a Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship Award. Covers lightly scuffed, else a clean, tight copy. Index, references, notes. 
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall; 308 pages 
Price: 9.00 USD
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