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The Sea Around Us

By Rachel Carson

N.Y.: Mentor 221 pp. includes index. b/w photos at centre and b/w illustrations. A newly revised and illustrated edition of her world famous, award winning classic, ".reveals the science and poetry of the sea from its primeval beginnings to the latest scientific probings of its tantalizing mysteries." A series of notes keyed to the original text described new discoveries made since the first printing of her book in1950. Softcover has some faint scuffing , no tears or creases. Inscription from mother to son inside front cover. A bit of moisture has caused this inscription to bleed to the first page. Text is clean and secure with some moisture staining (not pronounced) to first few pages.. Revised. Mass Market Paperback. Good. Illus. by Katherine L. Howe. 7 x 4 1/4.


Duck's Breath and Mouse Pie : A Collection of Animal Superstitions

New York, NY, U.S.A.: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1994. 47 pp. A collection of 17 superstitions about animals Illustrated with fun collages on every other page. "his historical notes explain the origins of these seemingly illogical folk beliefs, making this collection as informative as it is entertaining."DJ in fine condition - no visible signs of wear. New mylar cover. Not price clipped. Book very clean - in near fine condition.. First Edition. HC and DJ. Illus. by Jenkins, Steve (illustrator). 8 1/2 x 6 1/2.


The Kingfisher

By Lida, Illustrated by Rojan

London: Harper and Brothers, 1940 Hard Cover. Stated First Edition. 10 1/2 x 9 1/4. A beautiful children's book chronicling the life of the King and Queen Kingfisher and the valley in which they live. Translated by Lily Duplaix. The l ast line reads: "And the water flowed and sang". Illustrated board cover has wear to corners and edges, a dent in the middle of the spine but is very bright and clean. There is a crease to the back to p corner. Endpapers are beautiful illustrations of a pair of kingfishers gliding over pond and meadow. Very clean - no former owner's name. Text is in very good cond. Overall cond: good.. F.


One Day in the Woods

By George, Jean Craighead

New York, NY, U.S.A.: Thomas J Crowell, 1988. 42 pp includes index. Rebecca discovers many things about plant and animal life when she spends the day in Teatown Woods in the hudson Highlands of New York looking for the ovenbird. Dustjacket is clean and bright, has a 1" tear to bottom along front flap fold. Not noticeable in new plastic cover. Corner clipped. Tan paper on boards binding with brown cloth spine is in lovely condition. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. A great copy. Wonderful b/w illustrations by Gary Allen.. First Bloomsbury Paperback Edition. HC and DJ. Good/Good. Illus. by Allen, Gary (illustrator). 8 1/2 x 7.