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Seaside Studies in Natural History. Marine Animals of Massachusetts Bay: Radiates

By: Agassiz EC;Agassiz A;

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Boston, Ticknor and Fields: 1865

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 200


1865 FIRST EDITION ALEXANDER AGASSIZ SIGNED ASSOCIATION COPY OF AMERICAN MARINE BIOLOGY BOOK WITH DARWIN CONNECTION. 8 3/4 inch hardcover,vi, 155 pages, original dark green cloth binding, blindstamped covers, gilt title to spine, inscribed front endpaper to 'Prof Jeffries Wyman, with the regards of Alex Agassiz'. 185 fine wood engravings throughout the text. Spine ends frayed, spine dulled, 1/4 inch chip to bottom corner of free endpaper, otherwise unmarked and overall v... View more info

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Seaside Studies in Natural History

By: Agassiz, Elizabeth C. and Agassiz, Alexander

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Boston, Ticknor and Fields: 1865

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 256


BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED FIRST EDITION ON MARINE INVERTEBRATES OF MASSACHUSETTS BY ELIZABETH AND ALEXANDER AGASSIZ. 9 inches tall hardcover, original green cloth binding, covers blindstamped, spine gilt title, brown endpapers, dedicated to Prof. L. Agassiz, over 180 fine wood engravings mostly by Alexander Agassiz, depicting marine invertebrates, including jellyfish, sea anemones and sea stars. Spine edges and corners rubbed, spine ends frayed, ink signature of previous o... View more info

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A Monograph of the Fresh-Water Polyzoa, including all the known species, Both British and Foreign

By: Allman, George James

Price: $70.00

Publisher: London, The Ray Society: 1856

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 308


1856 FIRST EDITION STRIKING LARGE HAND-COLORED ENGRAVINGS OF MINUTE MARINE INVERTEBRATES. Folio bound in original paper covered stiff flexible boards with title paper label to cover, black cloth spine, 11 engraved plates (10 hand-colored) engraved by Tuffen West after drawings by the author, and 17 wood engravings. viii, 119 pp. Boards worn with some bubbling, corners rubbed, institutional hand stamp to verso of first title page, and verso of last plate, occasional light... View more info

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Upon the Formation of a Deaf Variety of the Human Race

By: Bell, Alexander Graham

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Washington D.C., National Academy of Sciences: 1884

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 285


1884 FINE COPY OF ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL'S MONOGRAPH ON INHERITED DEAFNESS AND ITS EUGENIC MANAGEMENT. 11 3/4 inches tall hardcover, recent burgundy cloth binding, gilt title to cover and spine, marbled edges, large fold-out graph. Fine. ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL (1847 – 1922) was a Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer, and innovator who is credited with patenting the first practical telephone and founding the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T) in 1885. ... View more info

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Catalogue of the British Echinoderms in the British Museum (Natural History)

By: Bell, F. Jeffrey

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, British Museum of Natural History: 1892

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 331


FIRST EDITION MONOGRAPH ON STARFISH FROM BRITISH MUSEUM WITH COLOR AND UNCOLORED FINE LITHOGRAPHIC PLATES. 9 inches tall hardcover in original brown pebbled cloth binding, gilt title to spine, bookplate of the British Museum to front paste-down, institutional handstamp to front free endpaper, small cancelled handstamp over embossed seal top of title page, and library handstamp verso of title page, library number to spine. 16 fine lithographed plates (2 color on black bac... View more info

Image for The Sylva Americana; or A Description of the Forest Trees Indigenous to the United States, Practically and Botanically Considered

The Sylva Americana; or A Description of the Forest Trees Indigenous to the United States, Practically and Botanically Considered

By: Browne, D.J.

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Boston, William Hyde & Co.: 1832

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 255


LEATHER BOUND FIRST EDITION EARLY MONOGRAPH ON AMERICAN TREES WITH OVER 100 ILLUSTRATIONS. 9 inches tall hardcover, full calf leather binding, [i]-vii, [viii- List]. [9]- 408 pp., frontis forest scene with deer, 111 wood engravings of leaves throughout text. Dedicated to the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. Part I, Vegetable physiology; Part II, Dendrology; Part III, Arboriculture; Appendix list of woods and heat generated by combustion; Glossary, Index Latin, Englis... View more info

Image for The Bridgewater Treatises: On the Power, Wisdom, and Goodness of God, as Manifested in the Creation

The Bridgewater Treatises: On the Power, Wisdom, and Goodness of God, as Manifested in the Creation

By: Chalmers, T., Kidd, J., Whewell, W., Bell, C., Roget, P.M., Buckland, W., Kirby, W. and Prout, W.

Price: $1,000.00

Publisher: London, William Pickering: 1837

Edition: 5-Feb

Seller ID: 336


FINE BINDING, ILLUSTRATED 1830s EARLY EDITION COMPLETE 12 VOLUMES OF BRIDGEWATER TREATISES WRITTEN BY BRITISH SCIENTISTS IN RESPONSE TO GROWING SECULAR VIEW OF LIFE. 8 3/4 inches tall set of 8 works bound in 12, bound in full calf gilt with double gilt rules, spines with raised bands and twin black leather gilt labels, marbled endpapers and edges. Numerous plates, illustrations. Armorial bookplate of Abel Smith, Woodhall Park, front paste-down of each volume. Spines and ... View more info

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Plecoptera Nymphs of America (North of Mexico)

By: Claassen, Peter W.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Springfield, Baltimore, Charles C. Thomas: 1931

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 258


FLY FISHING CONNOISSEURS: THE DEFINITIVE MANUAL FOR IDENTIFICATION OF STONEFLY NYMPHS! 9 inches tall hardcover, original gray cloth binding, gilt title to spine, many black and white illustrations, no dust jacket, previous owner signature to front endpaper, very good. View more info

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Paley's Natural Theology, Revised to Harmonize with Modern Science

By: Clark FLG;

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, The Christian Evidence Committee of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge: 1875

Edition: No date (same pagination as edition first published in 1875)

Seller ID: 229


PALEY'S NATURAL THEOLOGY - FAMOUS CREATIONIST BIOLOGY TEXT REVISED WITH NEW ILLUSTRATIONS BY PROMINENT BRITISH SURGEON. 7 inches tall harcover, xv, 565 pages, original blindstamped red cloth binding, gilt title to spine, many fine wood engravings throughout the text. Covers darkened, spine faded, spine ends frayed, unmarked and overall very good. WILLIAM PALEY (1743 - 1805) was an English clergyman, Christian apologist, philosopher, and utilitarian. He is best known for ... View more info

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The Birds of Eastern North America. Part I. Water Birds; Part II. Land Birds

By: Cory, Charles B.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Chicago, Field Columbian Museum: 1899

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 254


TWO-VOLUME ILLUSTRATED 1899 KEY TO FAMILIES AND SPECIES OF BIRDS OF EASTERN NORTH AMERICA. Two 9 inches tall volumes in original printed paper covers, hundreds of black and white illustrations. Handstamp of Aquatic Research Institute to front covers, edges of covers age-toned, otherwise unmarked and very good. Charles Barney Cory (1857 – 1921) was born in Boston. In February 1876, the nineteen year old Cory was elected a member of Nuttall Ornithological Club, America's... View more info

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The Giant Panda. A Morphological Study of Evolutionary Mechanisms

By: Davis, D. Dwight

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Chicago, Chicago Natural History Museum: 1964

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 307


FIRST EDITION OF THE GIANT PANDA'S BIBLE-PROBABLY THE GREATEST WORK OF MODERN EVOLUTIONARY COMPARATIVE ANATOMY. 12 inches tall folio monograph, original printed heavy paper covers, 159 superb illustrations, some colored. Cover edges lightly age-toned, top edge soiled, rippling to lower corner of last pages, overall very good. In custom archival mylar cover. Extraordinary anatomical illustrations, detailing the structure and function of the radial sesmoid bone to strip ba... View more info

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Les Champignons Comestibles et Veneneux. Guide Pour les Reconnaitre

By: Eloffe, Arthur

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Paris, Librairie Centrale d'Agriculture et de Jardinage: 1880

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 260


SCARCE FRENCH 19TH CENTURY COLOR ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO EDIBLE AND POISONOUS MUSHROOMS. 6 1/4 inches tall hardcover quarter green leather with gilt spine and marbled boards and endpapers, green ribbon, uncolored frontis and 11 double-page very fine handcolored plates with tissue guards. Arthur Éloffe was born in 1826 in Vesoul, Franche-Comté (Freigrafschaft Burgund), France. He was a trained taxidermist and ran a naturalist preparatory business as well as a small school ... View more info

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Havet Dets Opdagelse og Erobring [The Sea Its discovery and conquest]

By: Feddersen A;

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Copenhagen, Det Nordiske Forlag: 1904

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 153


1904 DANISH BOOK OF THE SEA WITH ART DECO COVER AND MANY DRAMATIC ILLUSTRATIONS. 9 1/2 inches tall hardcover, 394 pages, cloth backed color art deco cover and spine, marbled edges, over 200 black and white figures in the text and 4 superb chomolithographs, 1 highlighted with silver, all with tissue guards, 3 with captioned tracings. TEXT IN DANISH. Covers rubbed, corners bumped, small dampstain to bottom edge of rear cover, small handstamp of institutional library to fro... View more info

Image for Coral Reefs and Atolls. Being a Course of Lectures delivered at the Lowell Institute at Boston February 1930

Coral Reefs and Atolls. Being a Course of Lectures delivered at the Lowell Institute at Boston February 1930

By: Gardiner, J. Stanley

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co., Ltd.: 1931

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 330


ILLUSTRATED MONOGRAPH ON CORAL REEFS BY NOTED BRITISH CORAL BIOLOGIST. 9 inches tall hardcover, original green cloth binding, gilt title to spine, corners rubbed, small institutional hand stamp to front endpaper, many text illustrations, photographic plates, folding maps. Very good. JOHN STANLEY GARDINER (1872–1946) was a British zoologist. Stanley attended Marlborough College from January 1885 until July 1890. While there his critical thinking was shaped by the scienc... View more info

Image for Vom Urtier zum Menschen [From the Primordial Animal to man. An illustrated atlas for pedigree and history of the people].

Vom Urtier zum Menschen [From the Primordial Animal to man. An illustrated atlas for pedigree and history of the people].

By: Guenther, K.

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Stuttgart, Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt: 1909

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 347


1909 GERMAN FOLIO VOLUMES DEDICATED TO CHARLES DARWIN ON HIS 100TH ANNIVERSARY: COMPARATIVE ANATOMY AND EMBRYOLOGY IN 90 DRAMATIC LITHOGRAPHIC PLATES (17 WITH COLOR). Two volumes, folio, 13 3/4 inches tall color printed yellow cloth covered boards, soiled with edges waterstained; text and plates largely unaffected, but some pages loose. 73 black and white and 17 color lithographed plates of comparative embryology, anatomy, and anthropology (some with tissue guards wit... View more info

Image for Havet, med dets dyre- og planteverden, samt en Fremstilling af de maerkeligste Opdagelsesrejser fra Oldtiden til den nyere Tid [The sea, with its flora and fauna, as well as an exposition of the most remarkable voyages of discovery from antiquity to modern times]

Havet, med dets dyre- og planteverden, samt en Fremstilling af de maerkeligste Opdagelsesrejser fra Oldtiden til den nyere Tid [The sea, with its flora and fauna, as well as an exposition of the most remarkable voyages of discovery from antiquity to modern times]

By: Hartwig G;

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Copenhagen, P. G. Philipsens: 1878

Seller ID: 203


1878 BEAUTIFULLY BOUND DANISH ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF THE SEA. 9 inches tall hardcover, xxiii, 552 pages, original decorative gilt green cloth covers with beveled edges, decorative gilt spine, marbled edges, moire endpapers, color frontis of coral island with tissue guard, 156 wood engravings in the text (many full page) and 15 color plates. TEXT IN DANISH. Corners bumped, wear to edges of covers and spine, handstamp of Aquatic Research Institute on front endpaper, contempor... View more info

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Mountain Wild Flowers of Canada

By: Henshaw, Julia W.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Toronto, William Briggs: 1906

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 263


SIGNED BOTANICAL GUIDE TO CANADIAN ROCKY MOUNTAINS BY WW I HEROINE. 8 1/2 inches tall hardcover, decorative gilt original cloth binding, black & white photographic plates, inscribed front endpaper, Sincerely yours, Julia W. Henshaw, Vancouver, Canada, October 16th, 1908. Covers lightly soiled, edges and corners rubbed, very good-. Julia Wilmotte Henshaw (1869 – 1937) was a Canadian botanist, geographer, writer, and political activist who also served with the Red Cross ... View more info

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The Danish Ingolf-Expedition. Volume II. 5. Lamellibranchiata (Part I.), with 4 plates and 5 figures in the text

By: Jensen AS;

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Copenhagen, Bianco Luno: 1912

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 117


1912 ATLAS OF MOLLUSCS (BIVALVES) COLLECTED IN ICELAND & GREENLAND DURING THE INGOLF EXPEDITION (1895-96). 13 inches tall hardcover, 119 pages, 3/4 gray cloth and printed paper covers, gilt leather label on spine, 4 full-page plates with facing descriptions, color map of Iceland laid in. Cover edges lightly worn, otherwise unmarked and very good. Atlas of molluscs collected in Iceland, Faeroes Islands, Jan Mayen Island, and Greenland. ADOLF SEVERIN JENSEN (1866 - 1953) w... View more info

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The Inheritance of Acquired Characteristics

By: Kammerer P;

Price: $90.00

Publisher: New York, Boni and Liveright: 1924

Edition: First English edition

Seller ID: 228


1924 FIRST ENGLISH EDITION ACCOUNT OF EXPERIMENTS IN EPIGENETICS BY PAUL KAMMERER, 'ENIGMATIC AND TRAGIC FIGURE IN THE HISTORY OF BIOLOGY'. 8 3/4 inches tall hardcover, original red blindstamped cloth binding, gilt title to spine, deckled edges. 414 pages, 43 illustrations, including color and folding plates. DEDICATION: 'To Dr. Ernest W. MacBride, D.Sc., LL.D., F.R.S. Professor, Imperial College of Science and Technology, London; the Highly Meritorious Disciple of the D... View more info

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Plant-Animals. A Study in Symbiosis

By: Keeble, Frederick

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 1910

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 303


1910 CURIOUS LITTLE BOOK ON SYMBIOSIS BY BRITISH BOTANIST. 6 3/4 inches tall hardcover, original decorative red cloth binding, color frontis with tissue guard, illustrated throughout. Spine faded, previous owner bookplate to front paste-down, inscription front free endpaper, small bookseller's sticker to bottom of rear paste-down, overall very good. From Chapter I: INTRODUCTORY: THE WORMS: CONYOLUTA ROSCOFFENSIS AND CONVOLUTA PARADOXA: THEIR HABITS AND HABITATS. Biologis... View more info