Rare Nature and Ecology
Among Men and Horses
Among Men and Horses
Leather      SKU: 1199262439

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.

The Birds of Minnesota (2 Volumes)
The Birds of Minnesota (2 Volumes)
Hardcover      SKU: 1199397415

"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.

Botanica Magnifica: Portraits of the World's Most Extraordinary Flowers & Plants
Botanica Magnifica
Portraits of the World's Most Extraordinary Flowers & Plants
Hardcover      ISBN: 0789210339

Botanica Magnifica features 250 stunning photographs representing?in the words of an ARTnews critic?rare or exotic plants and flowers ?in large scale and exquisite detail, emerging from the shadows in a manner evocative of Old Master paintings."

The original edition of Botanica Magnifica, consisting of five lavishly hand-bound volumes, was limited to just ten copies, the first of which was recently donated to the Smithsonian Institution. The extra-large ?double-elephant" format of that edition was chosen in homage to the famous double-elephant folio of The Birds of America, and indeed, Botanica Magnifica is one of the few works of natural history ever to rival Audubon's magnum opus in its scope and artistry. In praise of the double-elephant folio of Botanica Magnifica, the Smithsonian's Chairman of Botany attested, ?Everyone who has seen the photographs...has been tremendously impressed with the power, scale, and depth of the work."

Now Singer's remarkable images are available to the public for the first time in this hardcover with slipcase, baby-elephant folio of Botanica Magnifica. This volume is organized into five alphabetically arranged sections, each introduced by a gatefold page that displays one extraordinary plant at a luxurious size. Each pictured plant is accompanied by a clear and accessible description of its botany, geography, folklore, history, and conservation.

Botanica Magnifica is one of the most impressive volumes of natural history ever published.
The Cactaceae: Descriptions and Illustrations of Plants of the Cactus Family (4 Volumes)
The Cactaceae
Descriptions and Illustrations of Plants of the Cactus Family (4 Volumes)
Hardcover      SKU: 1199638668

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.

Doc Hall's Journal
Doc Hall's Journal
Leather      ISBN: 1885106122
Everest: Summit of Achievement
Summit of Achievement
Hardcover      SKU: 1199435112

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.

Finlay's River
Finlay's River
Hardcover      SKU: 281AKJ1010019

Dust Jacket : Very Good. 1st Edition.

Fool Hen Blues: Retrievers, Shotguns & the American West
Fool Hen Blues
Retrievers, Shotguns & the American West
Hardcover      ISBN: 1885106157

No. 158 of a limited edition of 250. Signed by author, as well as by illustrator Christopher Smith.

The Garden at Eichstatt: The Book of Plants
The Garden at Eichstatt
The Book of Plants
Hardcover      ISBN: 3822865273
This could well be the most famous botanical record ever committed to paper. A magnificent pictorial document of the flowers grown in the greatest German garden of its time. The Hortus Eystettensis is in a class of its own when it comes to the variety and range of flowers engraved. Under the supervision of Basilius Besler, a team of at least ten engravers worked on this massive project, translating in situ and specimen drawings faithfully to copper plates. Nearly four hundred years old, the book survived where the gardens did not. They were destroyed by invading Swedish troops in 1634. However in 1998 a reconstruction of the original garden opened to the public in Eichstatt. At two thirds the size of the original, this is a great book in every sense, and the first in a new series of facsimile reprints of the great books of human thought and accomplishment. Its reproductions are taken from a hand-painted edition, one of only a few still extant. In auction, the asking price for a first edition copy is half a million dollars. You can now enjoy its unique qualities for somewhat less.
In the Heart of the Northern Forests
In the Heart of the Northern Forests
Hardcover      SKU: 119926234x

1930, Small 4to, 242 pgs. Full bound in blue cloth, with gilt title on spine and with blind-stamped title on front board. Numerous black and white photographic plates. Cloth clean. Some light dust soil to block edges, but interior clean throughout. Jacket in good condition, with some dust soil and yellowing from age. Light chipping along jacket edges (1/4'' chips and 1/2'' closed tear at head of spine), 1/2'' open tear at head of front flap hinge, 1'' closed tear at foot of spine. A solid book with a very scarce dust jacket.