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 Ants
The Ants
Hardcover      ISBN: 0674040759

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.

Birds of America
Birds of America
Hardcover      ISBN: 1566491959

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.

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 of rare and exotic plants and flowers by Hasselblad Laureate Award winner Jonathan Singer.

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.