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A Pocket Manual of Homeopathic Veterinary Medicine.
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A Pocket Manual of Homeopathic Veterinary Medicine.

By HOMEOPATHIC TEXT) Ruddock, Edward.

London.: Ward and Company.. No date. Ca. 1860.. Self-described "Pocket Manual" 4 ¾ x 3 ¾ inches with Title Page, Index, followed by Introduction (pp i - xxxii) followed by text (pp. 33 - 157) concluding with three pp of adverts for other Ruddock texts. Stiff embossed boards; sturdy binding; apart from small spot on verso of front cover the book is clean and unmarked. Excellent condition. A classic in the field. Ruddock’s Introduction is dated March 21, 1860. Reviews quoted in the three concluding pages are dated 1859 and 1860. Presumed first edition of this work by Ruddock; a most attractive and unusually well-preserved volume. Uncommon in this condition. .

$225.00

Game Birds and Fishes of North America. (Plates originally published in Fish and Game of the State of New York. Seventh Report. Forest, Fish and Game Commission.)
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Game Birds and Fishes of North America. (Plates originally published in Fish and Game of the State of New York. Seventh Report. Forest, Fish and Game Commission.)

By FISH / BIRDS / CHROMOLITHOGRAPHS) Denton; W. B. Gillette, J. L. Ridgway (illus).

New York.: The University Society.. Copyright 1913.. 40 chromolithographic plates (20 of fish and 20 of birds), 12 x 9 1/4 inches, loose in brown paper-covered boards with three ribbon ties. Boards lightly worn with some soiling. Overall the plates are in very good condition. A most attractive presentation of forty fine illustrations of fish by artist Sherman Foote Denton: Male Land Locked Salmon or Quananiche Yellow or Barred Perch The Bullhead Rock Bass The Pike Lake Trout The Atlantic Salmon Calico Bass; Strawberry Bass Red Throat Black Spotted or Rocky Mountain Trout The Male Brook Trout The Bluefish The Striped Bass The Small Mouthed Black Bass Sea Bass Weak-fish or Squeteague Bonito Red Snapper The Canadian Red Trout The Pickerel Maskalonge Plus twenty chromo plates of birds by artists J.L. Ridgway and W.B. Gillette. .

$950.00

Group of Cattle
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Group of Cattle

By COWS) Cooper, Thomas Sidney (illus)

1839?. Lithograph, handcolored, image 11 1/4 x 16 3/4 inches on sheet size 14 x 19 inches. Title cut from lower margin, light foxing. Thomas Sidney Cooper (1803-1902) was an English landscape painter whose career is indelibly associated with paintings of cattle, sheep and other farm animals, and to a school of art he opened in Canterbury in the 1880s. See Kenneth John Westbrook's Thomas Sydney Copper: His Life and Work (Wilson Hunt 1991). Plate 10 .

$265.00

Lloyd's Natural History.  A Handbook to the Order Lepidoptera.  Part I.  Butterflies Volumes 1 and 2
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Lloyd's Natural History. A Handbook to the Order Lepidoptera. Part I. Butterflies Volumes 1 and 2

By BUTTERFLIES - CHROMOLITHOGRAPHIC PLATES) Kirby, W.F. (R.Bowdler Sharpe editor of the series)

London.: Edward Lloyd.. 1896.. TWO VOLUMES, 68 color plates (chromolithographs), black and white plates and in-text illustrations, lxxiv+261, xvi+332pp, indices, 7 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches, cloth-covered boards with leather spines with raised bands, gilt spine lettering and decorative rule (hardbound). Wear to edges of spines, owner inscription on blank leaf following front free endpaper of volume I, half title missing from volume II, foxing to first and last leaves of both volumes. Plates very clean; there is the thinnest band of dampstaining along the upper edge of several plates in Volume 2 well outside the image, both volumes tight. Brightly colored attractive plates of butterflies, both British and exotic. Volume I contains order Lepidoptera Rhopalocera, family Nymphalidae, Volume 2 contains the families Libytheidae, Lemoniidae, Lycaenidae, Pieridae, Equitidae. These volumes were issued as part of a five volume set; the first two volumes and a portion of the third volume were dedicated to butterflies; the remainder of the set dealt with moths. .

$145.00

Cassell's Popular Natural History
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Cassell's Popular Natural History

By COLOR PLATES) Freeman, W. H. (del) and Brunier, Dupree, et al (sculpt)

London.: Cassell, Petter & Galpin.. 1901-1902.. FOUR VOLUMES BOUND IN TWO. 47 color plates, 1 black and white plate, black and white full page and in-text illustrations throughout, marbled endpapers and edges, vii+376+viii+376+vi+408+vi+346pp, index to each volume, 10 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches, gilt lettered leather spine and leather corners with green cloth covered boards (hardbound). Back hinge splitting on first bound volume, rubbing to leather on both volumes; interiors in good tight condition with faint scattered foxing. A collection of attractive color plates and detailed black and white wood engraved illustrations highlighting the wonders of the animal kingdom, sea life, birds, reptiles and insects. .

$185.00

Storage Batteries. Stationary and Portable. A Clear Exposition of the Principles Governing the Action of Storage Batteries. Detailed Instruction Regarding Their Construction, Care and Maintenance

By Niblett, J.T

Chicago.: Frederick J. Drake & Company.. 1912.. Black and white illustrations, 102 + v pp, index, 16 mo, embossed pictorial cloth-covered boards (hardbound). Good condition: cover a little soiled, interior clean. .

$20.00

Scientific American. The Weekly Journal of Practical Information, Art, Science, Mechanics, Chemistry, and Manufactures. January 1, 1881 through December 31, 1881.
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Scientific American. The Weekly Journal of Practical Information, Art, Science, Mechanics, Chemistry, and Manufactures. January 1, 1881 through December 31, 1881.

By TELEPHONES / FIREARMS)

New York.: Munn & Co., Inc.. 1881.. Profusely illustrated hardbound volume, half leather binding, 15 1/2 x 11 inches, 450 pp if complete; however, this volume contains only 27 issues. Of these, the front pages of nine numbers have damage of some sort: tape repairs, holes, or stains. The leather covering has separated from the rear cover and the spine itself for a distance of 4 1/2 inches; the corners are bumped, boards scuffed and stained with loss of leather trim; extremities seriously abraded. Small yellow mailing label on some issues. A number of pages exhibit preservationist zealotry in the form of quarter to half-inch tape "repairs" to short tears, with the most numerous of these appearing along the bottom or on the free edge of various issues. The volume, overall, is in extremely sorry shape, but is redeemed by a variety of illustrated front pages (and accompanying articles) depicting scientific, technological and engineering achievements of the day. One of the most exceptional depicts the Remington & Sons Firearms Works. Several of the more interesting of these illustrated front pages (all in good condition or with issues noted) are listed below. January 8: The Manufacture of Bolts and Nuts-Russell, Burdsall & Ward Port Chester N.Y. January 15: New York Approach to the East River Bridge (now the Brooklyn Bridge) January 22 Edison's Steam Dynamo-Electric Machine February 26: Asbestos Works of the H. W. Johns Manufacturing Company March 5: Mammoth Fire Boat Designed by H. S. Maxim, M.E. (some surface discoloration) March 26: Proprietary Specialties-A Vogeler & Co. Baltimore MD. (Major producer of St. Jacobs Oil-a quack medicinal) June 4: Hudson River [Railroad] Tunnel-Showing Pilot Tunnel and Bracing August 27: Water Power on the Black River at Watertown, N.Y. September 3: The Manufacture of Firearms-Armory of E. Remington & Sons, Ilion, N.Y. (one fox spot) September 17: The International Electrical Exhibition of 1881 at Paris October 1: Machines and Appliances for Harvesting Cotton. (One fox spot) A rare African American presence in the "Scientific American," with 4 illustrations accompanying the article. December 31: New Beam Engine Built at the Continental Works, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, N.Y. (Interior article on the manufacture of fine wall paper: child labor much in evidence.) There are additional illustrated front pages (with articles) in good condition. Also, on the advertising pages of several issues there appears a small but interesting ad from the American Bell Telephone Company for "Speaking Telephones"; the text mentions Bell's patent of 1876 covering mechanisms whereby "the voice of the speaker causes electric undulations corresponding to the words spoken, and which articulations produce similar articulate sounds at the receiver." The issue of January 1 (creased and with light spotting to the cover) describes and pictures Bell's "Articulating Photophone." .

$185.00

Popular Mechanics. 1967 - 06

By WEAPONS)

06- 1967.. June 1967 issue of the magazine, color and black and white illustrations, in color pictorial paper wrappers as issued, generally good condition. Interesting articles include "VC firepower-can we match it?" with two page color illustration of U.S. and Vietcong weapons, "Electic Cars: Are They Kidding?" and "Jungle Flattop. Stymied by fluctuating guerilla warfare, Air Marines now carry a stubby, portable airfield with them, complete with catapult and arresting gear". Full page color Harley-Davidson ad "for the action time of your life". .

$20.00

British Butterflies. Figures and Descriptions of Every Native Species with an Account of Butterfly Development, Structure, Habits, Localities, Mode of Capture, and Preservation
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British Butterflies. Figures and Descriptions of Every Native Species with an Account of Butterfly Development, Structure, Habits, Localities, Mode of Capture, and Preservation

By BUTTERFLIES) Coleman, W. S. Evans, Edmund (illus)

London.: George Routledge and Sons.. 1891.. 13 full color plates (color wood-engravings), three single-color plates, vii+179pp, index, 7 1/2 x 5 inches, decorative gilt embossed cloth-covered boards and spine (hardbound). Covers lightly rubbed with minimal soiling; front endpaper missing, toning to halftitle; light soiling to a few pages (outside image area of plates), edge tears to single plate (just outside image area), occasional light foxing. Decorative gilt binding is particularly bright. Attractive color plates of butterflies, a couple with metallic highlights. .

$110.00

Radio News.  1928 - 12
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Radio News. 1928 - 12

By RADIO - TELEVISION)

New York.: Experimenter Publications.. 12- 1928.. December 1928 issue of the magazine, numerous black and white illustrations, 513-608 pages, 11 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches, color pictorial wrappers. Good condition: light dampstaining to small areas of top and fore edges throughout (not visible on cover), fore edge corners lightly bumped. Color cover illustration of "multiple television" a large television machine "of the future" with three screens. Interesting articles include: "Equipment for Television Experiments", "Multiple Television - a Forecast. Why the Possibility of Receiving More Than One Television Image at Once Is of Practical Importance", "Some Easy Experiments with Oscillators", etc. .

$85.00

Modern Practical Farriery, A Complete System of the Veterinary Art as at Present Practised at the Royal Veterinary College, London
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Modern Practical Farriery, A Complete System of the Veterinary Art as at Present Practised at the Royal Veterinary College, London

By VETERINARY / FARM ANIMALS) Miles, W. J

London.: The Gresham Publishing Company.. No date. Ca. 1898.. Chromolithographs, black and white lithographic plates, marbled edges, vi+538+96pp, 12 1/2 x 10 inches, leather spine and corners with cloth-covered boards (hardbound). Covers rubbed, joints cracked at lower spine, front hinge re-enforced with tape, light foxing to endpapers and occasional pages; overall very good, clean condition. Twenty-eight plates in black and white (chiefly lithographs) and twenty plates in color (chiefly chromolithographs). Includes an appendix: Winners of the Great Races; plus additional Practical Treatises on: Cattle, Their Management in Dairy, Field and Stall by John Walker; Pasture Grasses and Forage Plants by Samuel Preston; The Practice of Sheep Farming by Charles Scott; The Diseases of Cattle, Sheep and Pigs by J. I. Lupton. Many of the plates are identified as printed by William Mackenzie. Many of the anatomical plates were rendered by Benjamin Herring. .

$475.00

Elaps Nigrocinctus
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Elaps Nigrocinctus

By SNAKES - CENTRAL AMERICAN CORAL SNAKE) Richard, J.H. (illus). Engraved by Dougal

Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government.. . Lithograph, image 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches on sheet 11 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches. Small area of discoloration in left margin, couple of small spots, overall very good condition. A striking image of what is now known as Micrurus nigrocinctus nigrocinctus or the Central American coral snake; the print was published in 1855 as Plate XXXV in the report of the United States Naval Astronomical Survey to the Southern Hemisphere. .

$38.00

1. Papilio Mayo. 2. Euplaea Andamanensis
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1. Papilio Mayo. 2. Euplaea Andamanensis

By INSECTS - BUTTERFLIES) Cooke, E. (lith by)

[London.]. 1873.. Lithograph, handcolored, sheet size 8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches. 1/4 inch tear to lower left edge, faint soiling to lower right margin; very good condition. Exquisitely drawn and lithographed image of two butterfly varieties. Plate LXIII from The Proceedings Of The Zoological Society. Printed by M & N Hanhart. .

$65.00

Leopardus Japonensis
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Leopardus Japonensis

By LEOPARD) Wolf, J. (drawn and lith by)

[London.]. 1862.. Lithograph, handcolored, sheet size 8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches. Very good condition. Exquisitely drawn and lithographed image of a leopard. Plate XXXIII from The Proceedings Of The Zoological Society. Printed by M & N Hanhart. .

$65.00

Zoology. Class Crustaccea. Genus Tarantulus candata
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Zoology. Class Crustaccea. Genus Tarantulus candata

By INSECTS - SPIDERS) Shury, J. (engraved by)

London.: Thomas Tegg & Son.. No date. Ca. 1840.. Engraving, hand-colored, sheet size 9 3/8 x 5 3/4 inches. Soiled spot to upper left corner (well outside image area); very good, bright condition. Plate XXIV from an unknown publication. Features ten spider varieties. .

$25.00

Scientific American. The Monthly Journal of Practical Information, Art, Science, Mechanics, Chemistry, and Manufactures. 1880 - 01 - 24  (January)
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Scientific American. The Monthly Journal of Practical Information, Art, Science, Mechanics, Chemistry, and Manufactures. 1880 - 01 - 24 (January)

By GUNS)

New York.: Munn & Co., Inc.. Vol. XLII. No. 4.. 01-24- 1880.. Complete January 24, 1880, issue of magazine, black and white illustrations and ads, 48-62pp, 16 x 11 1/4 inches, pictorial wrappers as issued. Light wear and some occasional faint soiling; overall very good condition. Features cover illustration: Smith & Wesson's Revolver Factory with accompanying article. A fascinating look at the inventions of the Victorian era. .

$135.00

Popular Science Monthly. 1947 - 01

By FIRE-FIGHTING)

01- 1947.. January 1947 issue of the magazine, color and black and white illustrations, in color pictorial paper wrappers as issued, generally good condition. Interesting articles include "Here come the New Fire Engines". Color cover illustration of fire-fighters with fire engines in action. .

$25.00

Modern Practical Farriery: A Complete Guide of All That Relates to the Horse
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Modern Practical Farriery: A Complete Guide of All That Relates to the Horse

By VETERINARY / FARM ANIMALS) Miles, W. J

London.: William Mackenzie.. No date. Ca. 1886.. Color and black and white plates, marbled edges, 536pp+vii+plates and 96+ivpp, 12 1/2 x 10 inches, cloth-covered boards (hardbound). Covers extremities rubbed, front joints split at ends of spine, front hinge split but still attached, light foxing to endpapers and occasional pages; overall good, clean condition. Includes Anatomical, Surgical, and Veterinary Plates (most drawn by Benjamin Herring) followed by The Diseases of Cattle, Sheep, and Pigs by J. L. Lupton and index for the complete volume. The book contains a handcolored frontispiece plus 40 additional plates (14 in color and 26 plates in black and white). .

$265.00

"Mining at Johannesburg - Natives on the Way to Their Work" in Scientific American Supplement
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"Mining at Johannesburg - Natives on the Way to Their Work" in Scientific American Supplement

By MINING)

New York.: Scientific American.. 02-22- 1896.. Single-page black and white wood engraving, centrefold, approx. 11 x 8 1/2 inches in complete issue of Scientific American Supplement No. 1051, February 22, 1896. Very good condition; area of centrefold lightly rubbed, disbound. 3 + page article on gold mining in South Africa, The Gold Fields of the Transvaal. Also includes illustration and text about Poet Laureate Alfred Austin, article "Book Plates of Celebrated Women", article on circulation in water tube boilers. .

$35.00

Taking a Whale
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Taking a Whale

By WHALING) Weir, R. (illus)

New York.: Harper's Weekly.. 12-22- 1866.. Single-page black and white wood engraving, image approximately 9 x 13 3/4 inches on sheet size 11 x 15 1/2 inches, from Harper's Weekly of December 22, 1866. Soft center vertical crease; very good, clean condition. Whales were a major source of oil in the nineteenth century, and the whaling industry an important part of the American econony. This dramatic image shows a whale surrounded for capture by several small boats full of men; one boat is capsized at lower right of the image. .

$75.00

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