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AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT SIGNED: from "Waiting"

by BURROUGHS, John

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Charles Agvent
Published
17 October 1902
Condition
Folds from mailing. Near Fine
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$625.00

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[West Park, NY], 17 October 1902. Manuscript. Folds from mailing. Near Fine. The first two stanzas of his best known poem SIGNED and dated by him at the conclusion. Serene, I fold my hands and wait, Nor care for wind, nor tide, nor sea; I rave no more 'gainst time or fate, For, lo! my own shall come to… Read more
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LIFE-HISTORIES OF NORTHERN ANIMALS. An Account of the Mammals of Manitoba

by SETON, Ernest Thompson

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Charles Agvent
Published
1909
Condition
Paper splitting to the front joint of the second volume; rubbing to spine labels. Near Fine with a superb inscription
Edition
First Edition
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$1,250.00

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1909. First Edition. hardcover. Paper splitting to the front joint of the second volume; rubbing to spine labels. Near Fine with a superb inscription. Two quarto (7-3/4" x 10-1/4") volumes in brown buckram with decorations on the front covers and gilt-lettered leather spine labels. The first volume is about Grass Eaters and the… Read more
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New York: Virtue & Yorston, n.d. [1877]. First Edition. Hardcover. Contents fresh and clean. Very light wear to bindings. Attractive, Near Fine set. Three quarto (8-1/2" x 11-1-2") volumes bound in later half light brown morocco leather with matching corners and marbled boards, matching marbled endpapers, gilt-lettered and decorated spine with five raised bands, top edges gilt. Illustrated… Read more
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[NURSERY SPECIMEN BOOK FOR NORTH JERSEY NURSERIES. Millburn, NJ]

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Charles Agvent
Published
1911
Condition
Plates bright and clean. Slight looseness of covers. A Near Fine example of an attractive nursery specimen book
Edition
First Edition
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$1,875.00

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Rochester, NY: Stecher Lithographic Co., 1911. First Edition. Hardcover. Plates bright and clean. Slight looseness of covers. A Near Fine example of an attractive nursery specimen book. Oblong octavo (9-1/4" x 6-1/4") in black cloth lettered in red. A handsome nursery specimen book with 85 chromolithographs, printed on both sides of the sheet, of trees, flowers, and fruit.… Read more
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THE FRUITS AND FRUIT TREES OF AMERICA; OR, THE CULTURE, PROPAGATION, AND MANAGEMENT, IN THE GARDEN AND ORCHARD, OF FRUIT TREES GENERALLY; WITH DESCRIPTIONS OF ALL THE FINEST VARIETIES OF FRUIT, NATIVE AND FOREIGN, CULTIVATED IN THIS COUNTRY

by DOWNING, A[ndrew] J[ackson]

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Charles Agvent
Published
1850
Condition
The text is lightly to moderately foxed throughout, a bit less so to the color plates. Paper split to the front hinge but the co
Edition
First Edition
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$7,500.00

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New York: John Wiley, 1850. First Edition. Hardcover. The text is lightly to moderately foxed throughout, a bit less so to the color plates. Paper split to the front hinge but the covers are very tight. Rebacked with most of the original spine laid down. Very Good. Quarto in 6s (6" x 9-3-16") bound in contemporary half morocco… Read more
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$7,500.00
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THE NATURAL HISTORY OF SELBORNE

by WHITE, Gilbert

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Charles Agvent
Published
1972
Condition
Fine in just about Fine slipcase
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$187.50

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Ipswich: Limited Editions Club, 1972. Hardcover. Fine in just about Fine slipcase. John Nash. Quarto (8-1/2" x 11-3/4") bound in quarter gold-stamped calfskin and green boards decorated with a morning glory pattern repeated on the slipcase. Illustrated by John Nash with 16 full-page colored line drawings and 16 part-page drawings in black and white. Of 1500 copies SIGNED… Read more
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SILENT SPRING

by CARSON, Rachel

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Charles Agvent
Published
1962
Condition
Near Fine in a Very Good dustwrapper with moderate edgewear and a few small internal tape repairs
Edition
First Edition
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$4,687.50

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Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1962. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine in a Very Good dustwrapper with moderate edgewear and a few small internal tape repairs. This book on the effects of pesticides is a landmark in environmental writing inspiring the movement that led to the banning of DDT and raising awareness of the important connection between humans and… Read more
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AN ALMANAC FOR MODERNS

by PEATTIE, Donald Culross

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Charles Agvent
Published
1938
Condition
Spine a little darkened. Very Good, lacking the slipcase
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$56.30

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Washington: Limited Editions Club, 1938. Hardcover. Spine a little darkened. Very Good, lacking the slipcase. Asa Cheffetz. Large octavo (7-1/8" x 9-1/4") bound in full spring-green linen with a tree stamped in black at the center of the front cover and gilt decorations surrounding it, 340 pages. A beautiful edition of this famous work with a new introduction… Read more
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THE FEATHERED TRIBES OF THE BRITISH ISLANDS

by MUDIE, Robert

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Charles Agvent
Published
1835
Condition
Faint dampstains to the lower portions of and foxing to the title pages, text and plates generally clean. Light wear to the bind
Edition
Second Edition
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$437.50

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London: Whittaker & Co., 1835. Second Edition. Hardcover. Faint dampstains to the lower portions of and foxing to the title pages, text and plates generally clean. Light wear to the bindings. Near Fine. Two duodecimo (4-3/4" x 7-3/4") volumes in later 19th Century green half morocco leather with matching corners and marbled boards and matching endpapers as… Read more
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NORDENS FÅGLAR

by JÄGERSKIÖLD, Leonard Axel and KOLTHOFF, Gustav

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Charles Agvent
Published
(1930)
Condition
Owner name in ink on title page dated 1965; several illustrations with slight loss from adhering to facing blank page. Some scuf
Edition
Second Edition, Revised
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$187.50

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Stockholm: Albert Bonniers Forlag, (1930). Second Edition, Revised. Hardcover. Owner name in ink on title page dated 1965; several illustrations with slight loss from adhering to facing blank page. Some scuffing to leather, front joint starting at top. Very Good. Folio (10-1/2" x 14-1/4") bound in publisher's 1/2 dark green morocco leather. Illustrated with 170 color plates of… Read more
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JOURNAL OF RESEARCHES INTO THE NATURAL HISTORY & GEOLOGY OF THE COUNTRIES VISITED DURING THE VOYAGE OF H.M.S. BEAGLE...

by DARWIN, Charles (Robert GIBBINGS)

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Charles Agvent
Published
1956
Condition
Foxing to bulked text fore-edge and mostly to first and last few pages; slight soiling to the spine of the book. Very Good in a
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$187.50

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Cambridge: Limited Editions Club, 1956. Hardcover. Foxing to bulked text fore-edge and mostly to first and last few pages; slight soiling to the spine of the book. Very Good in a Very Good slipcase. Robert Gibbings. Tall quarto (7-1/2" x 12") bound in full sailcloth stamped in brown with a native tapa design; 490 pages. Introduction by Sir… Read more
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ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES

by DARWIN, Charles

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Charles Agvent
Published
1963
Condition
Foxing to first and last few pages. Near Fine in a Near Fine slipcase. A beautiful book
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$312.50

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Adelaide: Limited Editions Club, 1963. hardcover. Foxing to first and last few pages. Near Fine in a Near Fine slipcase. A beautiful book. Paul Landacre. Quarto (8" x 10-3/4") bound with a black wallaby hide spine impressed in gold leaf with a symbolic design and bearing a green inlaid label on which the title and author are stamped… Read more
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WILD ANIMALS OF NORTH AMERICA. INTIMATE STUDIES OF BIG AND LITTLE CREATURES OF THE MAMMAL KINGDOM

by NELSON, Edward W

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Charles Agvent
Published
(1918)
Condition
About Fine
Edition
First Edition
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$31.30

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Washington DC: National Geographic Society, (1918). First Edition. hardcover. About Fine. Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Contains the combined text and illustrations of two entire numbers of the National Geographic Magazine (November 1916, May 1918) with text by one of the foremost naturalists of the early 20th century, with 119 animal biographies, concise, entertaining, and scientifically accurate. Illustrated with color… Read more
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THE DESCENT OF MAN & SELECTION IN RELATION TO SEX

by DARWIN, Charles

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Charles Agvent
Published
1971
Condition
Sunning to the spine. Near Fine in a close to Fine slipcase
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$162.50

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Adelaide: Limited Editions Club, 1971. Hardcover. Sunning to the spine. Near Fine in a close to Fine slipcase. Fritz Kredel. Quarto (8" x 10-3/4") bound in red oasis morocco-backed genuine wood veneer boards with a spine decorated and lettered in pure gold leaf; 384 pages. Edited with an introduction by Ashley Montagu. Type set, printed, and bound by… Read more
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A CABINET OF QUADRUPEDS WITH HISTORICAL AND SCIENTIFIC DESCRIPTIONS

by CHURCH, John

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Charles Agvent
Published
1805
Condition
Engraved title pages and a few plates spotted, old dampstaining at the upper margins of a few plates in the second volume not af
Edition
First Edition
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$1,875.00

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London: Darton & Harvey, 1805. First Edition. Hardcover. Engraved title pages and a few plates spotted, old dampstaining at the upper margins of a few plates in the second volume not affecting the images themselves, otherwise only light foxing. Near Fine in a handsome binding. James Tookey. Two small folio (10" x 12-3/4") volumes bound in contemporary polished… Read more
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THE HISTORY OF JAPAN: GIVING AN ACCOUNT OF THE ANTIENT AND PRESENT STATE AND GOVERNMENT OF THAT EMPIRE ... TOGETHER WITH A DESCRIPTION OF THE KINGDOM OF SIAM

by [JAPAN] KAEMPFER, Engelbert

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Charles Agvent
Published
1728
Condition
Light dampstaining in second volume. Generally clean and bright, Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
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$9,375.00

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London: for the Publisher, and Thomas Woodward and Charles Davis, 1728. First Edition. Hardcover. Light dampstaining in second volume. Generally clean and bright, Near Fine. Two folio (8-1/2" x 13-3/4) volumes in contemporary calf leather, neatly rebacked preserving the original gilt spine labels. First edition in English, second issue (with the additional appendix in volume 2), translated from… Read more
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COMMENTARII SECUNDO AUCTI, IN LIBROS SEX PEDACII DIOSCORIDIS ANAZARBEI DE MEDICA MATERIA [with APOLOGIA ADVERSUS AMATHUM LUSITANUM]

by MATTIOLI, Pietro Andrea

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Charles Agvent
Published
1559
Condition
Old partly scored inscriptions on title page, occasionally heavy marginal soiling and stains, scattered early underscoring, clea
Edition
Third Edition in Latin
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$5,625.00

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Venice: Officina Valgrisiana, 1559. Third Edition in Latin. Hardcover. Old partly scored inscriptions on title page, occasionally heavy marginal soiling and stains, scattered early underscoring, clean tear in 2G6, crude marginal restoration on last two leaves. Scratch to front cover. Very Good example of this important and well-illustrated early herbal. Folio in sixes (8-1/2" x 12-1/2") in modern… Read more
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REPORT ON THE BIRDS OF PENNSYLVANIA. WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE FOOD-HABITS, BASEDON OVER FOUR THOUSAND STOMACH EXAMINATIONS

by WARREN, B. H

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Charles Agvent
Published
1890
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
Second Edition
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$375.00

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Harrisburg, PA: E. K. Meyers, 1890. Second Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Large octavo (6" x 9-1/4") in original publisher's green cloth. Illustrated with 99 color plates and one B&W plate. The preferred edition because of the additional color plates after Audubon not in the First Edition.
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THE NATURAL HISTORY OF SELBORNE

by WHITE, Gilbert

Seller
Charles Agvent
Published
1972
Condition
Occasional pencil mark in text; bookplate on front pastedown. Spine rubbed along edges and moreso at the tips. Very Good in a cl
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$75.00

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Ipswich: Limited Editions Club, 1972. Hardcover. Occasional pencil mark in text; bookplate on front pastedown. Spine rubbed along edges and moreso at the tips. Very Good in a close to Fine slipcase. John Nash. Quarto (8-1/2" x 11-3/4") bound in quarter gold-stamped calfskin and green boards decorated with a morning glory pattern repeated on the slipcase. Illustrated by… Read more
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THE NATURAL HISTORY OF SELBORNE

by WHITE, Gilbert

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Charles Agvent
Published
1972
Condition
Fine in glassine and a Near Fine slipcase with a sunned backstrip
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$200.00

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Ipswich: Limited Editions Club, 1972. Hardcover. Fine in glassine and a Near Fine slipcase with a sunned backstrip. John Nash. Quarto (8-1/2" x 11-3/4") bound in quarter gold-stamped calfskin and green boards decorated with a morning glory pattern repeated on the slipcase. Illustrated by John Nash with 16 full-page colored line drawings and 16 part-page drawings in black… Read more
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