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A Naturalist's Guide to the Okefenokee Swamp
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A Naturalist's Guide to the Okefenokee Swamp

By Schoettle, Taylor

H. E. Taylor Schoettle, 2002. First edition (NAP). Flatsigned on title page. Comb binding. With quite skillfull, detailed B&W illustrations by Lynn Van Couvering. Includes Glossary and Bibliography. A significant resource for anyone interested in the region. Very good plus with a couple of (coffee?) drips to cover. 156 pp.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$40.00

The House on Ipswich Marsh: Exploring the Natural History of New England
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The House on Ipswich Marsh: Exploring the Natural History of New England

By Sargent, William

U.S.A.: University Press of New England, 2005. First printing. Quarter green cloth, oatmeal boards, gilt titles. With numerous B&W photos in text. Author has been a consultant for the NOVA science series, has written various books on natural history and has been affiliated with several major institutions of marine biology and oceanography. This semi-autobiographical essay combines some of those fields of study with his own life on Massachusetts' North Shore. Book unread, near fine. DJ likewise near fine with a couple of pressure dents to back panel. 141 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$25.00

Montana's Many-splendored Glacierland
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Montana's Many-splendored Glacierland

By Hanna, Warren Leonard

U.S.A.: Superior Pub. Co, 1976. Second printing. With forematter by then-governor and director of national park services. Contains numerous B&W and some color photos, all on text stock. Includes Chapter Notes. A history and quasi-guidebook to Glacier Park. Very good with aging and edgewear. 215 pp.. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$20.00

Hummingbirds: My Winter Guests
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Hummingbirds: My Winter Guests

By Heidcamp, Arnette

U.S.A.: Crown, 1997. First printing. Small octavo. Decorative binding with floral design. With drawings and photographs by the author, both in color. A fine copy in like DJ. 204 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

$20.00

Off the Leash: Subversive Journeys Around Vermont
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Off the Leash: Subversive Journeys Around Vermont

By Husher, Helen

U.S.A.: Countryman Press, 1999. First printing. Red cloth, beige boards, gilt titles, map endsheets. Flatsigned on titles page with gift inscription to ffep reverse. This book explores some of the author's favorite, perhaps somewhat out-of-the-way, attractions in her native state of Vermont. A useful location key to places described decorates the endpapers. Book near fine with little wear. DJ very good plus with some creases to front flap. 206 pp.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

$45.00

Between Wind and Water: A Book about the Coast of Maine
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Between Wind and Water: A Book about the Coast of Maine

By Brace, Gerald Warner

U.S.A.: Countryman Press, 2008. First printing of the original edition, published by Countryman Press. With illustrations by the author reproduced in one color. Essays about the coast of Maine, where the author spent his summers. Earlier in his life, he was at one time the head of the English Deparment at Boston University and published a novel based on that experience titled The Department. The interrelated essays in this book depict a quiet, pastoral life in communing with nature. Book unread but with a crease/bump to back cover at bottom corner. 219 pp.. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$15.00

The Kurt Diemberger Omnibus: Summits and Secrets The Endless Knot Spirits of the Air
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The Kurt Diemberger Omnibus: Summits and Secrets The Endless Knot Spirits of the Air

By Diemberger, Kurt

Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.: Mountaineers Books, 1999. First collected edition of these three titles: Spirits of the Air, Sumits and Secrets and The Endless Knot. The first deals with his early climbs in the Alps, Hindu Kush and Himilaya; the second his second Broad Peak adventure and the 1986 K2 saga; and the final and third part is more reflective of all his adventures. Contains four photo sections on coated paper, one in color. A near fine copy in like DJ. 864 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$45.00

Hemlock: The State Tree of Pennsylvania
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Hemlock: The State Tree of Pennsylvania

By Clepper, Henry E

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania / Department of Forests and Waters, 1944. Originally published as 'Bulletin 52' and subsequently revised on the occasion of the Tercentenary Celebration of the birth of William Penn. With a Foreword by James A. Kell. A pamphlet on the history and significance of the hemlock in Pennsylvania. Illustrated with a few sepiatone photos. Very good plus with little wear. 28 pp.. 1st Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$15.00

Those of the Gray Winds: The Sandhill Cranes
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Those of the Gray Winds: The Sandhill Cranes

By Johnsgard, Paul A

Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A.: St Martins Pr, 1981. First printing. Brown cloth spine, brown boards, gilt titles. With illustrations by the author and his daughter. An informative essay that follows the migration of these birds for readers of all ages by a professor of zoology at the University of Nebraska. The illustrations are quite good, adding charm and personality to the text. Book very good plus with little wear. DJ very good with sunning, price clipped. 116 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$15.00

On Nature: Nature, Landscape, and Natural History
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On Nature: Nature, Landscape, and Natural History

By Halpern, Daniel, ed

Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A.: North Point Pr, 1987. Second printing, Green cloth, gilt titles. An anthology of 24 essays by notable writers such as An nie Dillard, Italo Calvino, Gretel Ehrlich, John Fowles, Barry Lopez, Joyce Carol Oates, Edward O. Wilson, Keith H. Basso, Edward Hoagland and Noel Perrin Includes an annotated natural history booklist compiled by the Advisory Editors; Contributors' Notes. Book near fine with little wear. DJ very good plus with one tiny repaired tear at bottom front panel. 319 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$15.00

Bolivia: A Climbers Guide
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Bolivia: A Climbers Guide

By Brain, Yossi;Thurman, Paula

Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.: Mountaineers Books, 1999. Stated first edition. Illustrated in B&W by many photos, maps and drawings. Contents arranged by region and divided into the following: the Cordilleras, Cordillera Apolobamba, including northern and southern Apolobamga; Cordillera Real, including Ancohuma-Illampu Massif and central section of Cordillera Real; Condoriri Group, Huayna Potosi; southern section of the Cordillera Real, including Hati Khollu, Illimani; Cordillera Quimsa Cruz; Cordillera Occidental. Appendices included equipment needed, sample guide contracts. Very good plus with owner notation to last page, mostly removed. 221 pp.. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$95.00

The Deer Family
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The Deer Family

By Roosevelt, Theodore; Dyke, T.S. Van; Stone, A.J

Grosset & Dunlap, 1908. McMillan's Standard Library with G&D imprint, third printing thus. Red cloth binding, titles and design stamped in black to front and spine. No DJ. Co-authored by T.S. Van Dyke, D.G. Elliot and A.J. Stone. Illustrated by Carl Rungius asnd others, with seven B&W illustrations and seven maps by C. Hart Merriam. Contents divided into chapters by region, including Muledeer, Whitetail deer, Pronghorn antelope, Wapiti, Elk and Caribou. Very good with discrete repair to front hinge, dampstain to frontmatter at edges (only), top edge soil. This edition also becoming scarce. 334 pp.. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Carl Rungius.

$85.00

Starting Right With Lovebirds

By Teitler, Risa

Neptune City, New Jersey, U.S.A.: Tfh Pubns Inc, 1984. Illustrated boards, no DJ as issued. Contains B&W and color photos. General information about lovebirds and their diet and care. Very good copy with some aging and soil at edges. 80 pp.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Book.

$15.00

My Garden (Book)
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My Garden (Book)

By Kincaid, Jamaica and Eric Fischl

Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A.: Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1999. Stated first edition. A book of essays about her passions and preferences in the garden. With charming line drawings by Jill Fox. Unread, as new in like DJ. 229 pp.. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Jill Fox. Book.

$20.00