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Whether your passion is bugs, birds, or elephants, there are many rare and antique zoology books to choose from in the Biblio Rare Book Room. Some of the books focus on only extinct and ancient animals, while other books focus on lesser known animals and wildlife of specific regions. If you are interested in some rare and antique zoology books that have some amazing illustrations and discuss the behavior of bees, look no further than the rare zoology books section of the Biblio Rare Book Room.

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The Sheep and Its Skin

The Sheep and Its Skin

by Alfred Seymour-Jones

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The Leather Trades Review, 1913. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Fair Condition/No Dust Jacket. Some edgewear, corners torn from title page, pages 236 & 238, but not affecting text or plates. In all other respects a solid copy. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Farming & Rural Life; Antiquarian & Rare. All our pictures shown here are of the actual item, not stock photos. Inventory No: 5530. .
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A History of the Spiders of Great Britain and Ireland
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A History of the Spiders of Great Britain and Ireland

by John Blackwall

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LONDON : Ray Society, 1861 An exceptional copy. Complete in 2 volumes - rebound - brown leather spines with raised bands and gold lettering; marbled boards in fine condition. Original Ray Society plates retained and pasted onto new end papers.Volume 1 issued in 1861 and Volume 2 in 1864. Contents in very good condition with 29 hand coloured plates drawn from nature by Tuffen West. Some brown age spotting.
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The Frozen Deep
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The Frozen Deep

by Collins, Wilkie

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First American Edition
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THE FROZEN DEEP BY WILKIE COLLINS, AUTHOR OF "THE WOMAN IN WHITE" AND "THE MOONSTONE". PUBLISHED BY WILLIAM F. GILL AND COMPANY, BOSTON, 1874, 1ST AMERICAN EDITION. ILLUSTRATED BY ALFRED FREDERICKS. USED. GOOD- CONDITION Green cloth boards with Black and gold gilt titling and ornamentation that remains fairly bright. Tight binding, bright pages. There is a liquid spill on a couple of pages as shown in our photos.
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Vergleichende Anatomie der Wirbeltiere: Rana esculenta. Wasserfrosch. [Comparative Anatomy of the...
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Vergleichende Anatomie der Wirbeltiere: Rana esculenta. Wasserfrosch. [Comparative Anatomy of the Vertebrates: Rana esculenta. Water Frog.]

by Schmid, Bastian

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Munich: J. F. Schreiber & Deutsche Hochbild-Gesellschaft, c. 1920s. Painted plaster anatomical relief display in wooden frame (240 x 302 mm). Printed paper label to the rear. Housed in the original box with the stamp of the publisher's archive and two handwritten labels - one giving the name of the display and the other reading "F21". Also with the original tissue-covered cotton insert to protect the relief. A few very minor scratches and spots to the frame. There is some wear to the box and the tissue covering for the cotton padding is torn. Excellent condition. Uncommon, early-20th century anatomical relief of the European frog species Rana esculenta (the common European water frog, or green frog). The publisher's archive copy, in excellent condition in the original box. This relief was one of a series produced for schools, Vergleichende Anatomie der Wirbeltiere (Comparative Anatomy of the Vertebrates), designed by the German behavioural scientist and educational writer Bastian Schmid (1870-1944)… Read More
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Vergleichende Anatomie der Wirbeltiere: Die Zauneidechse. Lacerta agilis. [Comparative Anatomy of...
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Vergleichende Anatomie der Wirbeltiere: Die Zauneidechse. Lacerta agilis. [Comparative Anatomy of the Vertebrates: Sand Lizard. Lacerta agilis.]

by Schmid, Bastian

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Munich: J. F. Schreiber & Deutsche Hochbild-Gesellschaft, c. 1920s. Painted plaster anatomical relief display in wooden frame (240 x 302 mm). Printed paper label to the rear. Housed in the original box with the stamp of the publisher's archive and two handwritten labels - one giving the name of the display and the other reading "F22". Also with the original tissue-covered cotton insert to protect the relief. Some minor spots and scuffs to the frame. Slight damage to the paper backing of the frame not affecting the its integrity. Some wear to the box. Excellent condition. Uncommon, early-20th century anatomical relief of the European lizard species Lacerta agilis (the sand lizard, here called the fence lizard). The publisher's archive copy, in excellent condition in the original box. This relief was one of a series produced for schools, Vergleichende Anatomie der Wirbeltiere (Comparative Anatomy of the Vertebrates), designed by the German behavioural scientist and educational writer Bastian Schmid… Read More
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Man and apes an exposition of structural resemblances and differences bearing upon questions of...
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Man and apes an exposition of structural resemblances and differences bearing upon questions of affinity and origin.

by MIVART, St George Jackson

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Used - Near Fine
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1874 1ed Mivart Man & Apes DARWIN EVOLUTION Zoology Illustrated Gorilla Catholic

A first American edition account of George Mivart's reaction to Darwinian naturalism.

George Mivart was a 19th-century English biologist known for his attempts to merge the beliefs of Darwinian evolution and the Catholic Church – curiously, he was condemned by everyone! Mivart held views that were contrary to other scientists, including his view on the language of animals – he states:
"Since we are unable to converse with brutes, we can but divine and infer from their gestures, motions, and the sounds they emit, what may be the nature of their highest psychical powers."
Mivart discounted many of Darwin's own studies including his "hasty attribution of human qualities to brutes, on account of certain superficial resemblances." (Radick, p.69).
According to Cooper and Hull,
"Mivart describes primates, including humans, as being 'unguiculate, claviculate, placental mammals, with orbits encircled by bone; three kinds of… Read More
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Nouveau traité de matière médicale de therapeutique et de pharmacie vétérinaires
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Nouveau traité de matière médicale de therapeutique et de pharmacie vétérinaires

by Tabourin, M. F.

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viii+831 pp. 23,5x15 cm. Librairie de Victor Masson, Paris, 1853.
--- Text in french. Half-leather (private binding). Wear at corners and spine ends. Very tight binding. Small engravings in text, occasional foxing.
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Birdman Of Alcatraz
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Birdman Of Alcatraz

by Gaddis, Thomas E.

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First Printing Thus
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Gaddis, Thomas E.: Birdman Of Alcatraz, The Story of Robert Stroud .1955 Random House 1st. Edition. BIOGRAPHY. True crime, Ornithology. Stated First Printing Thus Exlib. Good- condition. Spine is a bit cocked. No Dust jacket is included. "The fantastic true story of the prisoner with the longest record of solitary confinement in the United States – who became a leading authority on birds." The original source material for the gripping American film starring Burt Lancaster. Will ship from Oregon.
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The Story About Ping
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The Story About Ping

by Flack, Marjorie

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WE ARE HAPPY TO PRESENT: Flack, Marjorie. THE STORY ABOUT PING. ILLUSTRATED BY KURT WIESE. FIRST EDITION 1933 VIKING PRESS. 3 lines of copyright information. HARDCOVER. BACK DJ FLAP INCLUDES JUNIOR VIKING COUPON. Matching blue floating duck back board and dust jacket panels do not bear weekly reader logo. PLEASE SEE OUR PHOTO OF DJ BACK PANEL. Unclipped Front DJ flap priced at $1.00 . QUITE THE FIND. USED. VERY GOOD CONDITION/ GOOD CONDITION UNCLIPPED DJ. Unpaginated. 7 X 9 1/4. A CLEAN SOLID COPY. YOUR OFFERS ARE WELCOME HERE!
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Perspectives in Ethology Alternatives (Perspectives in Ethology)
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Perspectives in Ethology Alternatives (Perspectives in Ethology): Volume 7

by P.P.G. Bateson and P. Klopfer

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Ex-library. The book is clean and crisp inside but is ex-library and has some damage on spine from library sticker removal (see pictures) and still has some library markings inside. No dust jacket.
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Birdman Of Alcatraz
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Birdman Of Alcatraz

by Gaddis, Thomas E.

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RARE SIGNED STATED FIRST EDITION: Gaddis, Thomas E.: Birdman Of Alcatraz, The Story of Robert Stroud .1955 Random House 1st. Ed. w/ exlib replacement 1st Ed. DJ is an original HARVEY GABOR White/black jail bars/ bird inset dust jacket protected by a mylar wrap. Unclipped Front flap states 9/55. Used. Good-/Good condition original dust jacket. Front cover states: "The fantastic true story of the prisoner with the longest record of solitary confinement in the United States – who became a leading authority on birds." The original source material for the gripping American film starring Burt Lancaster. YOUR OFFERS ARE WELCOME HERE!
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The Geological Evidences of the Antiquity of Man
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The Geological Evidences of the Antiquity of Man: with remarks on theories of the origin of species by variation

by Lyell

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Description:A very solid first British edition/first printing (1863). The original cover is in particularly good condition. Some separation beginning between cover and flyleaves. Some chipping at bottom of contents page vii. Otherwise, all pages intact and bright for their age. I have provided many photos. Take a look.
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Mendel's Principles of Heredity
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Mendel's Principles of Heredity

by Bateson

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1st British
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Description:Description: A very early detailed exposition of Genetic Theory. Includes translations of Mendel's papers at the end of the book.I believe this is a first edition, first printing, 1909. See photo - verso of tittle page states "Printed by John Clay at the University Press" only.Text block solid, inside hinges intact, with minimal foxing and all colour plates/tissue protectors intact. Cracking of the cover cloth at front and back hinge. Back cover has bottom corner bent and cracked. Creasing on bottom right of front cover. See my photographs. A clean copy - no owners names, stamps etc. throughout. Minimal foxing. Bateson was one of the rediscoverers of Mendel's neglected publications in 1900. He became an advocate for Mendelism in Britian. Today, it is clear that there is no conflict between the ideas of Mendel and those of Darwin. However, Bateson was not a "Darwinian" in that he did not believe in gradual change over eons was the true story of evolution. He was convinced that, if… Read More
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Country Bunny And The Little Gold Shoes
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Country Bunny And The Little Gold Shoes

by Heyward, Du Bose

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Heyward, Du Bose. The Country Bunny And The Little Gold Shoes. 1939 Houghton Mifflin First Edition, First Printing Thus. QUITE RARE in this first printing. No other printings listed. ILLUSTRATED BY MARJORIE FLACK. EXLIB. Good Condition/ No Dust Jacket Included. Library Bound. Bright red pictorial boards with red, green, and gold ornamentation. Plot Summary: "With twenty-one baby bunnies to look after, mother bunny Cottontail abandons her dream of becoming an Easter Bunny. But when Grandfather Bunny spies her perfectly behaved brood, he's so impressed that he makes Cottontail the most important Easter Bunny of all!"
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Tim Tadpole and the Great Bullfrog
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Tim Tadpole and the Great Bullfrog

by Flack, Marjorie

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Flack, Marjorie. Tim Tadpole and the Great Bullfrog. Copyright 1934, Doubleday & Company, Inc., First Edition. For Young Readers. Used. Good Condition/ Good- condition rare, unclipped $2.50 original dust jacket. . Garden City Park, New York, U.S.A. Beautifully illustrated. Please see our photos. The Story: "Tim Tadpole lived in a small pond at the edge of the wood. All around him the Peeper frogs sang, while the Great Bullfrog croaked and jumped. But Tim couldn't sing and he couldn't jump either. All he could do was to wriggle through the water until the day he made an exciting discovery!" YOUR OFFERS ARE WELCOME HERE!
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