1894, 8vo, 358 pgs. Full bound in smooth, beautiful red leather, raised bands, gilt trim to board edges and interior edges, tan morocco title label on spine. Lovely marbled endpapers. Some black and white photo illustrations throughout. Binding solid, interior shows some foxing throughout, otherwise clean. Leather shows some light wear at head and tail of spine and bottom board edges, otherwise clean and soft. A very beautiful volume.
This landmark work, the distillation of a lifetime of research by the world's leading myrmecologists, is a thoroughgoing survey of one of the largest and most diverse groups of animals on the planet. Bert H lldobler and Edward O. Wilson review in exhaustive detail virtually all topics in the anatomy, physiology, social organization, ecology, and natural history of the ants. In large format, with almost a thousand line drawings, photographs, and paintings, it is one of the most visually rich and all-encompassing views of any group of organisms on earth. It will be welcomed both as an introduction to the subject and as an encyclopedia reference for researchers in entomology, ecology, and sociobiology.
"Folio, 732 pgs. Full bound gray cloth with gilt title on front board and spine. Demonstrative illustrations and charts along with numerous color plates throughout text. Very minor dust soil to tail of text block, else fine. With clean dust jacket bearing some suffs to the rear panel, else fine. [AUT] Wilson, Edward O.
There is nothing in the world of fine books quite like the first discovery of Audubon. The giant energy of the man, his power of achievement and accomplishment, give to him something of the epical force of a Walt Whitman or a Herman Melville...--Sir Sacheverll Sitwell
Full green cloth with gilt titles to spine. Without jacket. General shelfwear, rubbing to boards. Corners bumped; small dents also to upper edge of front board.
"4to, Complete Two Volume Set. Full bound in dark green pebbled cloth with gilt stamped titling on front board and spine. All 92 color plates are present, clean and bright. Light wear to cloth at spine edges and extremities, a touch of fraying at heads of spine and top corner tips. Books are solid and interiors are clean, very light toning to margins.
Reissue of the earlier Carnegie volumes. Full-bound in green cloth, lightly worn, with some rubbing/fading at the edges and especially at the spine extremities. Gilt titles to spine. Spines are somewhat tender, but holding-- the volumes are still quite sturdy overall, but have certainly been read.
Blue leather with a photographic plate and gilt titling on front cover and spine. Solid, beautiful binding, moire silk endpapers, gilt edges, and a gold ribbon book marker. The clean interior is also bright with an extensive photo documentation of Mount Everest, the history of its region and of the western fascination of its conquest. Leather has 4 or 5 tiny chips at tips, else near fine.