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Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne with notes, by Frank Buckland

By White, Gilbert .

London:: Macmillan and Co.,, 1876.. First printing. Near Fine. Near Fine Two Volume Set. Corners tipped, scattered foxing, gutters starting. page 111 split. Folio. (23 x 30 cm). A bright ornamental Cottage binding quarter bound in green pebbled cloth with ornate gilt and black pictorial decoration and lettering. TEG. Small engraved bookplate on front paste-down of both volumes. Vol. I xxiii, 308 pp., frontispiece with tissue guard plus 13 plates, Text illustrations. Vol. II vii, 283 pp., colored frontispiece with tissue guard, 8 plates; Fully illustrated with facsimile letters, wood-engraved text illustrations and plates. Includes map of the Environs of Selborne. Photographs produced by the carbon process of P. H. Delmotte's watercolors mounted onto plates embellished with delicate floral borders and lettering. With notes by Frank Buckland and a chapter on the antiquities by Lord Selborne and new letters. With photographs and engravings from drawings by P. H. Delamotte. A fine production of the first great classic in English Nature Writing by pioneering English Naturalist and ornithologist Gilbert White, FRS (Selborne 1720-1793). The complete work on the Natural History and The Antiquities of Selborne published together as Gilbert White intended. Vol. I includes preface, New Letters, Natural History of Selbourne, Naturalists' Calendar. Vol. II includes Memoir of Gilbert White, Notes and Observations, Antiquities, Lord Selborne's Appendix, Index. Engravings by W.J Palmer, P. Roberts, J. Kirchner, Jewitt and Co., W.M. Quick, F. Anderson. Plates include Flycatcher, Swift, Whitethroat, Willow Wren, Wheatear, Swallow, Butcher Bird, Tree Pipit, Bullfinch, House martin, Yellow Wagtail, Blackcap, Long-tailed Tit, Wryneck, Hawfinch, Roman-British Vase, Hoopoe, Nuthatch, Cuckoo, Hedgehogs, Golden-Crested Wren, Ring-ousels, Nightingale, Redstart. Dozens highly detailed text illustrations of eggs, birds, cottages and landscapes. West. 141. Cloth

$595.00

The Woodland Book.
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The Woodland Book.

By Ranson, Elmer. Mallet, Sabra (Illustrator) .

New York:: Howell, Soskin,, 1945.. First printing. Fine. A Fine Copy in a Near Fine DJ. Minor chip to head of dj spine. Demi octavo (6.25 x 7.25 inches). Oatmeal cloth with red ornament and lettering. 109 pp, 17 wood-engraved illustrations. Delicate two-toned wood-engraved illustrations by Sabra Mallet perfectly compliment the intimate portraits of America's woodland birds and animals. Composition and printing by The Merrymount Press. Cloth

$25.00

An Almanac for Moderns (Armed Forces Edition #S-27).
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An Almanac for Moderns (Armed Forces Edition #S-27).

By Peattie, Donald Culross.

New York:: Editions for the Armed Services, Inc,, n.d [1945].. First edition. Good in Wraps. A Good copy (worn but solid, small pen mark to front wrap) of an Armed Services Edition; published by arrangement with G.P. Putnam's Sons. n.d. [1945]. Printed wraps, stapled. 12mo (6.5 x 4.5 inches). pp. 320. List of published titles on inside rear cover. Author's name incorrectly listed on back cover as William Culross Peattie, not Donald Culross Peattle. One of the classic and inspirational titles published for overseas servicemen during wartime by the Editions for the Armed Services, Inc., this little work is a collection of daily meditations on the natural world from the original work An Almanac for Moderns which was awarded the Gold Medal from the Limited Edition's Club The American Classic: 'It is a kind of peaceful excitement that is the best soul medicine I know.' Herschel Brickell in the New York Evening Post. Wraps

$12.00

A Books of Hours. Decorations by Lynd Ward.
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A Books of Hours. Decorations by Lynd Ward.

By Peattie, Donald Culross, Ward Lynd (Illustrator).

New York:: G. P. Putman's Sons,, 1937.. First printing. Fine. A Fine copy in a Near Fine unclipped DJ. Minor shelf wear. Octavo (5.25 x 8.25 inches). Navy blue cloth with silver embossed decoration and lettered spine. Pp. 202, with 24 full page illustrations by Lynd Ward. A modern Book of Hours by one of America's foremost nature writers. Twenty-four essays penned sun to sun; a soulful meditation as witnessed through the natural world. The author considered this work a pendant to his classic Gold Medal winning book; An Almanac for Moderns. Cloth

$55.00

The Road of a Naturalist.
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The Road of a Naturalist.

By Peattie, Donald Culross; Landacre, Paul (Illustrator).

Boston:: Houghton Mifflin Company,, 1941.. First printing. Fine in a Near Fine very lightly worn DJ. Text block and illustrations are bright and fresh. Octavo (6.25 x 9 inches). Blue cloth with red Landacre design on gold foil set in front board. Blue lettering and decorations to spine. Landacre patterned end papers. Tiny bookseller's label on ff. Pp. 315, plus wood-engraved frontispiece and dozens of wood-engraved text illustration by Paul Landacre throughout. From Life in America Series: a fine and beautifully illustrated autobiographical work from leading American naturalist and botanist Donald Culross Peattie (Chicago 1898-1964); an intensely personal reminiscence of a life during a time of war, and recollections of his travels through the Southwest, up through Utah to the Northwest and down the West coast. This is American, in the best sense of the word: an adventure in living, in natural science and in thought. Beautifully illustrated by crisp, often whimsical wood-engravings of flora, fauna and landscape vignettes by American engraver Paul Landacre.

$95.00

That Quail, Robert.
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That Quail, Robert.

By Stranger, Margaret A.

New York:: J.B. Lippincott Company,, 1980.. First edition. Fine in Fine DJ. Fine in a Fine DJ. Octavo (5.5 x 8.25 Inches). Decorated quarter cloth with paper boards and gilt lettering to spine. Former owner's dated inscription. Illustrated in b/w 126 pp. The life and times of a domesticated quail named Robert. Quarter Cloth

$48.00

Nature Through the Seasons.
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Nature Through the Seasons.

By Adams, Richard.

New York:: Simon & Schuster,, 1975.. First printing. Near Fine. Fine in a Fine DJ. Octavo (5.5 x 9.5 Inches). Olive boards with gilt lettering to spine, decorated endpapers. Fully illustrated in color & b/w [1-9] 108 pp. Fully illustrated in color & b/w . Charming nature observations for the casual walker from Richard Adams, author of Watership Down and Shardik. Boards

$55.00

Fiber.
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Fiber.

By Bass, Rick (Illustrated by Elizabeth Hughes Bass).

Georgia:: University of Georgia Press,, 1989.. First printing. Fine condition in a Fine DJ. Octavo (5.3x8.25 Inches). Black quarter cloth with white lettered spine. Pp. 57, illustrated. Fiber is a poignant tale of one writer-artist-naturalist's journey to preserve the magical forested Yaak Valley of northwestern Montana from destruction. Sweetly illustrated with black and white drawings by the author's wife. `

$35.00