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By Chapman, Henry C.

J.B. Lippincott & Co., Philadelphia: ., 1873. pp. 193 + 33 unnumbered leaves of plates (many of them quite curious). Partially unopened. Folding lithographed frontis map showing a 'Hypothetical Sketch of the Monophylitic Origin and the Diffusion of the 12 Varieties of Men from Lemuria over the Earth.' 8vo. 215 mm. Original full red cloth binding, worn. Hardbound. Good. Dr. Henry Cadwalader Chapman (1845-1909) was a famous Philadelphia physician, scientist, and historian who was long associated with the Museum of Natural History there. Near the end of this work Chapman posits the sunken land of Lemuria as the first birthplace of man. He located it somwhere between Southern Asia and Africa. PA15. Hardcover.



By Lemnius, Levinus; La Rue, Francois.

Typis Guolphg. Hofmanni, sumtibus haeredum Jacobi Fischeri: ; Typis Nicolai Hofmanni, sumptibus haeredum Jacobi Fischeri, Frankfurt am Main: 1619., 1626. Three works bound in one. pp. [16], 170; (171)-288;[16]-185 (9). 16 mo. 120 mm. Latin text brown and brittle. Early full vellum binding with the autograph of L. Grosvenor on front cover. A fuller transcription of the extensive wording on each title page may be had upon request. Levinus Lemnius (1505-1568) was a famed Dutch physician and author. He studied medicine at the University of Leuven under Rembert Dodoens and Konrad Gesner; and under Vesalius at Padua. He travelled also to Switzerland and England. After his wife's death he became a priest, and wrote on a variety of interesting subjects. Francois La Rue (Ca. 1520-1585) was a physician, gemologist, and herbalist from Lille, France. This little work on gems is probably his most significant. CHEST 2/1.


SHELL LIFE: An Introduction to the British Mollusca.

By Step, Edward.

Frederick Warne & Co, London: ., 1901. pp. 414. 8vo. 200 mm. Original publisher's full cloth pictorial Binding in red and black and gilt. TITLE CONTINUES: With upwards of six hundred illustrations. From the Library of Natural History Romance. First Edition. Hardbound. Near Fine. NW65. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.


THE SWARM, From the Life of Bees. With frontispiece and decorations by Anthony Euwer

By Maeterlinck, Maurice

Dodd, Mead and Co., New York: ., 1906. 113p. + Plus frontis. 8vo. 210mm. Clean original publisher's full cloth pictorial binding in green. Cover stamped in gilt, cream, dark green and a color illustration. Cream and dark green on spine and gilt on top edge. A clean and tight example. Hardbound. Very Good. NW66. Hardcover. Very Good.


VIGNETTES by Thomas Bewick.

By Bewick, Thomas [1753-1828].

(Edward Walker, Newcastle Upon Tyne: )., 1827. Two Hundred and Thirty-Six Vignettes, Printed Two Per Page. 118 leaves. 4to. 290 mm. Paper toned but not brittle. Isolated spots of foxing. Note: This edition may have been issued with a title page, or printed wrappers indicating title and publication data, but neither are present here. These wood-engraved vignettes from Bewick's works were struck off in very limited quantities, and are now quite scarce. Copies of the 'Vignettes' have been offered for sale in the past very high prices. The exerted great on later woodcut artists (such as Alexander Anderson). In the photo-engraving era, some of these sheets were used as printer's patterns and as samples for stock cuts. Bewick's skill as an artist and engraver has been admired for two centuries. He is credited with popularising a great technical innovation in the printing of illustrations using wood. He adopted metal-engraving tools to cut hard boxwood across the grain, producing printing blocks that could be integrated with metal type, but were much more durable than traditional woodcuts. The result was high-quality illustration at a low price. The critic John Ruskin compared the subtlety of his drawing to that of Holbein, J.M.W. Turner, and Paolo Veronese, writing that the way Bewick had engraved the feathers of his birds was 'the most masterly thing ever done in woodcutting'. His fame faded as illustration became more widespread and more mechanical, but knowledgeable people still treasure unusual Bewick items, and there is a club devoted to his life and works. SCARCE. SAFE ADD 1. Hardcover. Very Good.



By Davidson, Laura Lee.

The Abingdon Press, New York:, 1922. pp. 217. +Plus six black and white illustrations including frontis. 12mo. 200mm. Publisher's green cloth binding with cover stamped and decorated in black and white. Spine also lettered in white. Cover is clean and corners are sharp. Spine slightly faded. Binding tight. Contents slightly damp-stained. Hardbound. Stated first edition. Very Good. A wonderful account of a winter spent on a wooded island in Ontario. **PRICE JUST REDUCED! NW69. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.


SEA AND LAND. Features of Coasts and Oceans with Special Reference to the Life of Man.

By Shaler, N.S.

Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. ., 1894. pp. xiii, 252 +Plus Nine full page plates. 8vo. Nearly 40 illustration in the text. Slight stain in the top corner of a few leaves. Nicely decorated full cloth binding with some wear but still attractive. Manuscript ownership of Carrie E. Meyers, 1897. 230mm. Hardbound. Very Good. NW67. Hardcover. Very Good.


THE YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK: Historical and Descriptive.

By Chittenden, Hiram Martin.

Stewart & Kidd: Cincinnati, ., 1912. pp. x, 355, +frontispiece, illustrations, plates, portrait, maps. 8vo. 190mm. Publisher's blue full cloth binding with cover stamped in gilt. Spine lettered in gilt. Spine slightly soiled and faded. Lacking Maps. Hardbound. Good. NW69. Hardcover. Very Good.


AN INTRODUCTION TO BOTANY, IN A SERIES OF FAMILIAR LETTERS, With Illustrative Engravings. The Sixth Edition.

By Wakefield, Priscilla.

(Printed by William Brown), Published by Kimber & Conrad, Philadelphia: ., 1811. pp. xii, 179 + 12 plates and a folding chart. XLib stamp of AAS on title page. Withdrawn stamp on front paste down. Early manuscript ownership of Mary & Caroline Perkins, Hingham (MA), May 4 1813 on title page. 16mo. 175 mm. Original full leather binding, worn. Front board very fragile. Original leather spine label. Hardbound. Good. Priscilla Wakefield, nee Priscilla Bell (1751-1832) was an English Quaker philanthropist who wrote on feminist economics and scientific subjects, as well as producing children's fiction. Her writings were very popular in early America. There is a Boston edition in the same year. Priority for the First American edition is unknown. S&S/AI 24352. PAIMP 10. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good.


AMERICAN NATURAL HISTORY. Part I. Mastology; Part II. Mastology; Part II. Mastology. (Three Volumes).

By Godman, John D.(Davidson).

Printed by R. Wright for H.C. Carey & I. Lea, Philadelphia: -1828., 1826. Three Volumes. Engraved title pages in all three volumes. 49 full page plates. Offsetting from plates. Foxed. Early pencil manuscript ownership of William Slovis? Port Carbon, PA on rear paste downs. 8vo. 215 mm. Original full leather bindings. Volume 2 & 3 have original leather labels. Bindings rubbed. Hardbound. Very Good. This work established new standards for the study of natural history in 19th century America. The illustrations are especially noteworthy. Maryland born John Davidson Godman (1794-1830) was a medical doctor, who may have been the first American to make a living by writing about natural history. S&S/AI 24696. First Edition. SCARCE. PAIMP 10. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.



By Wilson, Alexander.

Printed by Joseph Painter, West Chester, Pa.: ., 1838. pp. 104, (1) [Publisher's catalogue]. Foxed. Bookplate of Matilda Lucy Jacobs on front paste down. 24mo. 135 mm. Original full leather binding. Boards fragile. Small loss on spine. Hardbound. Good. Alexander Wilson (1766-1813) was a Scottish-American poet, ornithologist, naturalist, and illustrator. Called 'Father of American Ornithology' as the greatest American ornithologist before Audubon. SCARCE. S&S/AI 53682. PAIMP 25. Hardcover.



By Goldsmith, Oliver (1728-1774); Pilkington, Mrs. (Mary Hopkins) [1776-1839].

(Printed by R. & W. Carr for) Johnson & Warner, Philadelphia: ., 1810. 328 p. Pages 143/144 and 177/178 loss of margin and a few letters. Early manuscript ownership of Susan M. Happock, 1813 on first fly leaf. Foxed. 12mo. 185 mm. Original full leather binding. Lacks spine label. A scarce little edition for use in schools. Hardbound. Good. S&S/AI 20229. PAIMP 21. Hardcover.



By Fisher, Thomas.

Carey & Hart, Philadelphia: ., 1845. pp. v, (5)-217. Foxed. Wide margins. XLib bookplate and manuscript ownership of the Abington Friends Meeting Jenkintown, PA. 8vo. 205 mm. Original full cloth binding, decorated in blind. Front board decorated with flowers in gold gilt. Corners worn with slight loss. Slight loss at head of spine. First Edition. Hardbound. Very good. Interesting essay on the climates and seasons around the globe. NW48 FarRt. 1st Edition. Hardcover.



By Bigland, John.

John Grigg, Philadelphia: ., 1832. pp. (1), (12), (13)-189. Nine of twelve color plates. Top corners of many signatures cut with loss of text. Some signatures loose. 12mo. 170 mm. Sold as an example of early American color printing. Disbound. Poor. S&S/AI 11374. PAIMP 23.



By Meehan, Thomas.

Lippincott, Grambo, and Co., Philadelphia: ., 1853. pp. xv, (25)-257. Foxed. Early manuscript ownership of Miers Fisher Warner, 1854 on first fly leaf. Miers Fisher (1748-1819), a birthright Quaker, was a prominent lawyer, legislator, philanthropist, merchant, and scientist in early Federal Philadelphia. Grand-Son of Miers Fisher, who was a prominent Quaker lawyer, legislator, philanthropist, merchant, and scientist in early Federal Philadelphia. Benjamin Warner, publisher and bookseller, married Fisher's daughter, Lydia, in 1814. Includes Index of Latin and common names. 165 mm. Original full brown cloth binding covers blind-stamped with a frame. Gilt title. Corners rubbed with slight loss. Loss at head and tail of spine. Rear board crinkled. Hardbound. Very Good. First Edition. ** PRICE JUST REDUCED!! PAIMP 10. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine.


A HISTORY OF THE EARTH, AND ANIMATED NATURE. Illustrated With Eighty-Five Copperplates. A New Edition, With Corrections And Alterations. In Four Volumes. (Bound in Two Volumes).

By Goldsmith, Oliver (1728-1774).

(Printed by T.K. & P.G. Collins for) Grigg & Elliot, Philadelphia: ., 1845. Four Volumes bound in two. Illustrated with Eighty-Five full page copperplates. Early manuscript ownership of Sarah B. Roger, 1847 on title pages of Volume One and Volume Three. Light age stain in volumes one and two. Mild damp stain on bottom corner margins of volume three and four. 230 mm. Original full leather bindings, worn. Spines very worn with loss. Front board of volume one detached, other boards very fragile. Hardbound. Fair. Text good. Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774) was an Irish novelist, playwright and poet, who is best known for his novel 'The Vicar of Wakefield' (1766), his pastoral poem 'The Deserted Village' (1770), and his plays 'The Good-Natur'd Man' (1768) and 'She Stoops to Conquer' (1771). He is thought to have also written the classic children's tale 'The History of Little Goody Two-Shoes' (1765). First published in 1774 'A History of the Earth and Animated Nature' was also extremely popular. This Philadelphia 1845 edition is scarce and complete examples are rarely offered for sale. PAIMP20. Hardcover. Good.


A GEOLOGICAL ACCOUNT OF THE UNITED STATES; Comprehending A Short Description Of Their Animal, Vegetable, And Mineral Productions, Antiquities And Curiosities.

By Mease, James (1771-1846).

Printed by R. Carr for Birch & Small, Philadelphia: ., 1807. pp. (8), (1)-496, xiv [Index] + five full page plates. Mildly browned. NOTE: Bookplate of Edward D. Mansfield on front paste down. Early manuscript ownership of Edward D. Mansfield, 1810 on first fly leaf. 24mo. 150 mm. Original full leather binding, worn. Boards detached. Original leather spine label. Small loss at head and tail of spine. Hardbound. Binding poor. Text good. S&S/AI 13046. First edition. Edward Deering Mansfield (1801-1880), born in New Haven, CT. He graduated from West Point in 1818, but declined to enter the army and studied at Princeton, from which he graduated in 1822. In 1825 he was admitted to the Connecticut bar. He afterward removed to Cincinnati, and in 1836 became professor of constitutional law at Cincinnati College. Shortly afterward, however, he abandoned the legal profession to engage in journalism, and edited successively the Cincinnati Chronicle (1836-49), Atlas (1849-52), and Railroad Record (1854-72). While editing the Chronicle and Atlas he introduced many young writers to the public, among whom was Harriet Beecher Stowe. He was Commissioner of Statistics for the State of Ohio from 1859 to 1868 and was a member of the Societe francaise de statistique universelle. PALIB 4. 1st Edition. Hardcover.


RAMBLES OF A NATURALIST. With A Memoir Of The Author.

By Godman, John D.(Davidson) [1794-1830].

Association of Friends for the Diffusion of Religious and Useful Knowledge, Philadelphia: ., 1859. 124 p. Minor foxing. Early Quaker manuscript inscription 'Mary Metz from her friend Z. McHaul 9th month, 29th 1870' on first fly leaf. 12mo. 175 mm. Original green cloth binding, lightly darkened. Hardbound. Good. The Author was an anatomist, naturalist, editor of first medical journal west of the Alleghanies. He published a series of sketches in the FRIEND, a weekly Philadelphia magazine, considered the best of his literary output. In 1833 they were issued as a separate publication under this title. PALIB 4. Soft cover.


A GEOLOGICAL ACCOUNT OF THE UNITED STATES; Comprehending A Short Description Of Their Animal, Vegetable, And Mineral Productions, Antiquities And Curiosities.

By Mease, James.

Printed by R. Carr for Birch & Small, Philadelphia: ., 1807. pp. (8), (1)-496, xiv [Index] + Five full page plates. Mildly browned. Bookplate of Edward D. Mansfield on front paste down. Early manuscript ownership of Edward D. Mansfield, 1810 on first fly leaf. 24mo. 150 mm. Original full leather binding, worn. Boards detached. Original leather spine label. Small loss at head and tail of spine. Hardbound. Text good. First edition. SCARCE. James Mease (1771-1846) was a prominent scientist, horticulturist, and physician from Philadelphia. He is credited with being the first to make ketchup from tomato pulp. S&S/AI 13046. PAIMP 25. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good.


THE GEOLOGY OF PENNSYLVANIA. A Government Survey. Vol. I [of 2].

By Rogers, Henry Darwin.

J.B. Lippincott & Co., Philadelphia: ., 1858. pp. xxvii, 586 + Color chromolithographed frontispiece + 23 tinted scenic plates + eight monochrome geologic sections and profiles (some folding); and 136 in-text figures + Errata slip. Large 4to. 310 mm. Original full cloth binding decorated in blind, with a gold gilt seal of the state on the front board. Front board detached; spine chipped and laid down. Henry Darwin Rogers (1808-1866) was one of the great geologists of the 19th century. Among other governmental and academic duties, he was the State Geologist and head of the PA Geological Survey. Begun in 1836 and lasting until 1842, the first Pennsylvania Geological Survey would not publish its results until 1858 due to budget problems and other delays. In the end Rogers'"was an epoch-making work, and beyond question the most important document on the geology of America that had appeared up to date, with the exception of the final reports of the New York Survey." These geologic maps accompanied the final report and were the first such maps prepared for the state. They contain impressive cultural and topographical detail, including cities, towns, street grids, county names and boundaries, roads, railroads, mills, ferrys, springs (water, salt and oil!), and more. The presentation accentuates the complex folded structure of the Appalachian Mountains. He and his brother William were the first to work out the folded nature of the Appalachians. Uncommon. PA6. Hardcover.


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