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Men's Lives: The Surfmen and Baymen of the South Fork [Two volumes)

by MATTHIESSEN, Peter

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Riverrun Books & Manuscripts
Published
1986
Condition
Spines and slipcase very slightly toned, otherwise a near-fine set with minimal signs of handling
ISBN
9780937691007
Item Price
$225.00

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New York: The Rock Foundation, 1986. Spines and slipcase very slightly toned, otherwise a near-fine set with minimal signs of handling. Two volumes, oblong folio. Profusely illustrated with black-and-white photographs by Danny Lyon, Gilles Peress, Lynn Johnson, Dan Budnick, etc. Original linen, images mounted on covers; matching slipcase. First edition. It was issued simultaneously both as this single-volume… Read more
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$225.00
image of Common Ground: A Naturalist's Cape Cod

Common Ground: A Naturalist's Cape Cod

by FINCH, Robert

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Riverrun Books & Manuscripts
Published
1981
Condition
A near-fine copy
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$55.00

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Boston: David R. Godine, 1981. A near-fine copy. 8vo. 142 pages. Original cream linen, green decorated cloth cover; printed slipcase/. Limited edition, number 18 of 150 copies so designated in calligraphy and signed by the author.
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image of Rails of the World. A Monograph of the Family Rallidae

Rails of the World. A Monograph of the Family Rallidae

by RIPLEY, S. Dillon

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Riverrun Books & Manuscripts
Published
1977
Condition
A near-fine copy, jacket price clipped and with a few small soft creases and soilmarks to spine panel
ISBN
9780919880078
Item Price
$65.00

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Toronto: M. F. Feheley Publishers Limited, 1977. A near-fine copy, jacket price clipped and with a few small soft creases and soilmarks to spine panel. Folio (14 x 10 inches). Illustrations by J. Fenwick Lansdowne. Original cloth; pictorial dust jacket; publisher's plain card slipcase. First edition. With a chapter on fossil species by Storrs L. Olson. An exquisitely… Read more
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image of Wild Flowers of the Pacific Coast. From original water color sketches drawn from nature

Wild Flowers of the Pacific Coast. From original water color sketches drawn from nature

by THAYER, Emma Homan

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Riverrun Books & Manuscripts
Published
1887
Condition
Cloth a little dull, gilt-lettering somewhat rubbed, some light fraying at corners and ends of spine, the plates and text clean
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$350.00

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New York: Cassell & Company, 1887. Cloth a little dull, gilt-lettering somewhat rubbed, some light fraying at corners and ends of spine, the plates and text clean and bright. Folio (31.2 x 23.7 cm). 64 pages. With half-title. 24 chromolithographs, including frontispiece. Original olive decorated cloth, all edges gilt. Provenance: 1894 pencilled gift inscription on flyleaf to Isabella… Read more
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image of And Some Brought Flowers: Plants in a New World

And Some Brought Flowers: Plants in a New World

by DOWNIE, Mary Alice; Mary HAMILTON; E. J. REVELL

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Published
1980
Condition
A near fine copy, in a worn jacket.
ISBN
9780802023636
Item Price
$10.00

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Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1980. A near fine copy, in a worn jacket.. 10 x 7 inches. 164 pages. Profusely illustrated in color. Original cloth; pictorial dust jacket. First edition.
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$10.00
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Royal Flowers of the Netherlands

by A-TJAK, Dennis; Rien MEIJER

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Riverrun Books & Manuscripts
Published
2009
Condition
A near-fine copy with some very modest wear to jacket
ISBN
9789058979773
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$45.00

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Tielt: Lannoo, 2009. A near-fine copy with some very modest wear to jacket. 13.5 x 10 inches. 190 pages. Profusely illustrated in color. Cloth; pictorial dust jacket. First edition.
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image of A New Flowering: 1000 Years of Botanical Art

A New Flowering: 1000 Years of Botanical Art

by SHERWOOD, Shirley

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Riverrun Books & Manuscripts
Published
2005
Condition
A fine copy
ISBN
9781854442062
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$25.00

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Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2005. A fine copy. 10.75 x 8.5 inches. 200 pages. Profusely illustrated in color. Original pictorial wrappers. First edition, published to accompany the exhibition from 2 May to 11 September 2005. "The magnificent old, the masterful new, this is the premise in this lush publication with 180 plant portraits that span 1,000 years. These portraits… Read more
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The Birds of Papual New Guinea [Vols. I and II, complete set]

by COATES, Brian J.

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Riverrun Books & Manuscripts
Published
1990
Condition
A near-fine set with some minor handling wear to the jackets
ISBN
9780959025729
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$500.00

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Alderley, Australia: Dove Press, 1990. A near-fine set with some minor handling wear to the jackets. Two volumes, folio. Lavishly illustrated with color photography. Cloth; dust jackets; slipcase. FIRST EDITION, signed by Coates on the titles of both volumes. The first definitive account of the bird life of the country.
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$500.00
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Les Animaux et les Créatures Monstrueuses d'Ulisse Aldrovandi

by BIANCASTELL, Antonino

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Riverrun Books & Manuscripts
Published
2005
Condition
A fine copy with one indentation on front jacket panel and a few minor bumps to slipcase
ISBN
9782742753673
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$125.00

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Actes Sud, 2005. A fine copy with one indentation on front jacket panel and a few minor bumps to slipcase. Folio. Cloth; dust jacket; slipcase.
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The Green Florilegium

by POULSEN, Hanne Kolind

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Riverrun Books & Manuscripts
Published
2013
Condition
A fine unread copy
ISBN
9783791352787
Item Price
$200.00

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Munich, London, New York: Prestel, 2013. A fine unread copy. Folio. Text in German and English. 224 pages. Decorated cloth; slipcase. "This elegant book features exquisite reproductions of a rare 17th-century album of floral illustrations. Very little is known about The Green Florilegium. Neither signed nor dated, it is generally attributed to the German painter Hans Simon Holtzbecker… Read more
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Plantae Selectae

by TREW, Christoph Jakob (1695-1769) and Benedict Christian VOGEL (1745-1825)

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Published
1773
Condition
From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow
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$60,000.00

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[Nuremberg], 1773. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow. 10 parts in one volume, folio (518 x 353 mm). 3 mezzotint portraits of Trew, G. D. Ehret and J. J. Haid, one engraved general title, heightened in red and gold, 100 hand-colored engraved plates by Johann Jacob Haid and Johann Elias Haid after Georg Dionysius Ehret, each… Read more
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Botanique ... ornée de soixante-cinq planches, imprimées en couleurs d'après les peintures de P. J. Redouté

by ROUSSEAU, Jean Jacques (1712-1778)

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Riverrun Books & Manuscripts
Published
1805
Condition
From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow
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$12,500.00

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Paris: L. E. Herhan for Delachaussie et Garnery, 1805. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow. Folio (506 x 332 mm). Half-title. Title with stipple-engraved vignette, 65 stipple-engraved plates by Bouquet, Jacques Chailly, Mlle. Delelo and others, after Redouté, printed in colors by Langlois. Contemporary marbled calf gilt, spine with red and tan morocco lettering-pieces gilt. Some light… Read more
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$12,500.00
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New Kreüterbuch

by FUCHS, Leonhard (1501-1566)

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Riverrun Books & Manuscripts
Published
1543
Condition
From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow
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$50,000.00

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Basel: Michael Isengrin, 1543. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow. Folio (377 x 242 mm). Woodcut printer's device on title, large Isengrin device on final recto, full-page woodcut portrait of Fuchs on title verso, 517 botanical woodcuts by Viet Rudolph Speckle after Heinrich Füllmaurer and Albert Meyer, woodcut portraits of the three artists at end, woodcut… Read more
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Special Report on the History and Present Condition of the Sheep Industry of the United States

by SALMON, D. E., Director; Ezra A. CARMAN, H. A. HEATH and John MINTO

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Riverrun Books & Manuscripts
Published
1892
Condition
Cloth somewhat soiled, hinges tender, some pale toning to text and plates
Edition
First edition
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$125.00

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Washington, D. C.: Government Printing Office, 1892. First edition. Cloth somewhat soiled, hinges tender, some pale toning to text and plates. Thick 8vo. 1000 pp. 96 lithographic plates, some tinted, by Avil Company, Philadelphia. Original cloth. The text is divided by the Mississippi River, with Ezra A. Carman providing the descriptions of the industry to the East, and… Read more
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The Birds of the British Isles

by STONHAM, Charles

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Riverrun Books & Manuscripts
Published
1911
Condition
Spines faded, volume 2 cloth cockled, internally a very fresh and clean set save some occasional pale spotting
Edition
First edition
Item Price
$525.00

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London: E. Grant Richards, 1911. First edition. Spines faded, volume 2 cloth cockled, internally a very fresh and clean set save some occasional pale spotting. 5 volumes. Folio. 2 folding maps printed in colors, 2 anatomical diagrams of birds 318 photogravure plates after original drawings by Lilian M. Medland. Original cloth, gilt-lettered on front covers and spines, top… Read more
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image of Natural History of New York City; A Personal Report after Fifty Years of Study & Enjoyment of Wildlife within the Boundaries of Greater New York

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New York and Boston: Houghton Mifflin / The Riverside Press, 1959. First. 8vo. Original cloth (spine lightly sunned); original pictorial dust jacket (price-clipped, soft crease to inner flap). First edition, first printing.
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$55.00