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La Chevre
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La Chevre

By Jean-Christophe Corcy with assistance from Hubert Germain

Paris France: La Maison Rustique, 1991. Book is in French.. Illus. by Catherine Martin.

$50.00

FALCONRY
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FALCONRY

By Blaine, Gilbert

London: Philip Allan, 1936. The Sportsman's Library Vol. XV. First Edition. Hard Cover. Red boards with slight bumping and rubbing to corners. Spine is faded with several stains; spine shaken. Illustrated with black and white photos. Very Good/No Jacket. 7 1/2" x 5".

$50.00

ANWB VOGELGIDS VAN EUROPA - BIRDS OF EUROP
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ANWB VOGELGIDS VAN EUROPA - BIRDS OF EUROP

By Svensson & Grant

Book is entirely in Dutch. 2005. Hard Cover. Good to Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Killian Mullarney & Dan Zetterstrom. 8" x 5 1/2".

$80.00

THE RATE OF LIVING; Being an Account of Some Experimental Studies on the Biology of Life Duration
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THE RATE OF LIVING; Being an Account of Some Experimental Studies on the Biology of Life Duration

By Pearl, Raymond

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1928. Blue cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped insect to front cover and gilt titling to spine; blind-stamped printer's device to bottom right-hand corner of back cover. Spine-ends bumped; corners and board edges slightly rubbed. Good dust jacket with brown titling to all sides. The dust jacket is toned and the spine is faintly sunned. The jacket is rubbed at edges and has a few closed tears, including one on the spine. Not price clipped. Yellow top stain. Untrimmed edges. Very clean, tight copy; scarce. "'The Rate of Living' is of immense interest to both the biologist and the general reader, not only as the account of an important series of experiments, but by reason of the wider conclusions which are to be drawn from them." "Raymond Pearl is one of the most famous of American scientists. He is best known as a specialist in heredity and biometry, and his writings on the future of humanity based on his biological experiments contain conclusions which are accepted the world over as among the most significant that have been drawn...". First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8 1/2" x 5 1/2". Clear Brodart Covering.

$70.00

GAME BIRDS; Rearing, Preservation and Shooting
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GAME BIRDS; Rearing, Preservation and Shooting

By Pollard, Hugh B. C.

London: Eyre and Spottiswoode (Publishers) Limited, 1929. Green cloth-covered boards with gilt titling to spine; some sunning to front and spine. Corners and spine ends bumped; one black mark to the bottom edge of the front board. Small, neat inscription to the front paste-down, dated 1931. Page edges and end-papers toned; pages untrimmed. Spine Shaken. 11 1/2" x 9". Beautiful watercolor illustrations of game birds tipped in and protected by fine tissue paper. A lovely, clean copy. "The glory of the moors in mid-August, partrige on the golden stubble in September, the reds and bronzes of the covert side in Novembers; blue sky and racing cloud overhead and frost tang in the air; birds rising well over the screen trees and coming down wind at a swerving forty miles an hour; snipe rising from the bogs of a lonely Irish mountain, duck flighting in before a north-easterly gale over the mud flats and salt marshes of a estuary - what other sport can give you these?". First Edition. Hard Cover. Good to Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Rickman, Philip. 9"- 6" Tall.

$50.00

SALMONIA
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SALMONIA

By Davy Sir Humphry

Albemarle Street, London: John Murray, 1851. Brown buckram binding minor scuffing to boards, spine is cracked and shaken with big chip at the base, boards still attached with minor scuffing. Page edges are slightly uneven, top pages have faded colouring. Features engravings of fish, fishing and scenery throughout. Some pages have neat pencil markings and notes. "This book follows the days Sir Humphry spent fly fishing and his many notes on the subject when he was not capable of spending his time on "more serious pursuits" due to his poor health. Following his lonely days through conversations between him and imaginary characters, on the philosophies of an angler." Classic and Collectible. Fourth Edition 1851. Buckram. Fair/No Jacket as Issued.

$70.00

BUDD\'S FLORA OF THE CANADIAN PRAIRIE PROVINCES
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BUDD'S FLORA OF THE CANADIAN PRAIRIE PROVINCES

By Budd, Archibald Charles; (revised and Enlarged by Looman, J and Best, K F )

Ottawa Canada: Agriculture Canada, 1979. Reprinted 1981. Dark red "leather-look" boards; gilt stamped lettering and decorative design; mild bumping to corners; slightly shaken; front endpaper removed. Very clean, sound copy. 863 pages including: very detailed Indices - Common Names, Scientific Names; Glossary. Numerous black and white illustrations, many full page: area map; drawings, sketches; reproductions of photographs. A detailed and comprehensive book on prairie fauna - for both the professional and the amateur botanist and also agricultural representatives, farmers and ranchers - with emphasis on keys for species identification.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$30.00