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21 Angier, Vena and Bradford At Home in the Woods: Living the Life of Thoreau Today
New York Sheridan House 1951 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Fair 
New York: Sheridan House, 1951. First edition of this hard-to-find book about two city dwellers who ventured into the wilderness on the banks of the Peace River, British Columbia, to find out whether Thoreau's pursuits of simple living were achievable in the 1950s. Very good copy in chipped dustjacket. Blue cloth, 255 pages, illustrated dustjacket with original 3.50 price. Light rubbing to the corners and additional rubbing and tiny splits to the spine ends, good hinges, sound text block, very clean pages free from names or other markings. The mylar protected dustjacket has a large chip that affects the lower third of the spine, additional smaller chip affecting the ampersand between the authors' names on the title, smaller chips at top edge, other edgewear and shelf soil, about three to five percent paper loss overall.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Fair. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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Biographies of Distinguished Scientific Men.  Second Series, Arago, Francois
22 Arago, Francois Biographies of Distinguished Scientific Men. Second Series
Boston Ticknor & Fields 1859 Hardcover Fair 
Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1859. Published 1859. Includes some small diagrams. Brown cloth with gilt spine lettering and other decoration in blind, 486 pages plus nine pages of publisher's ads. Front cover and spine very good but rear cover badly dampstained, with dampstains affecting only the endpapers and last few pages of the publisher's ads, text of book not affected. Good hinges, sound text block, age-toned but clean pages with very little foxing. Translated by W. H. Smyth; Baden Powell; Robert Grant. Biographies of Carnot, Malus, Frenel, Thomas Young and James Watt along with discussion of their scientific discoveries. . Hard Cover. Fair. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Water of Life: A Treatise on Urine-Therapy, Armstrong, John W.
23 Armstrong, John W. The Water of Life: A Treatise on Urine-Therapy
Rustington, Sussex True Health Publishing Co. By Health Science Press 1944 Hardcover Good Fair 
Rustington, Sussex: True Health Publishing Co. By Health Science Press, 1944. Stated second edition, undated, most likely soon after the 1944 first edition. Good to very good in spotted dustjacket. Treatment and cure of diseases through use of one's own urine - drinking it or soaking wounds, etc. Ick. Red hardcover with light blue dustjacket. Edges lightly rubbed, good hinges, sound text block, a few light spots to endpapers, pages clean with no names or other markings. The mylar protected dustjacket has edgewear, shelf soil and other spotting, faded area to top of rear panel, little paper loss.. Hard Cover. Good/Fair. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 145.00 USD
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From the Atacama to Makalu: A Journey to Extreme Environments on Earth and Beyond, Arrieta, R. T.
24 Arrieta, R. T. From the Atacama to Makalu: A Journey to Extreme Environments on Earth and Beyond
Panama City, Florida, U.S.A. Coqui Pr 1997 0965596753 / 9780965596756 First Edition Paperback Fine 
Panama City, Florida, U.S.A.: Coqui Pr, 1997. First edition (1997). An examination of organisms that survive in extreme environments on earth and speculation about similar survival in extreme environments on Mars. Fine condition, firm binding, very clean pages with no names or other markings.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Fine. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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25 Arsuaga, Juan Luis;Klatt, Andy;Sastre, Juan Carlos The Neanderthal's Necklace: In Search of the First Thinkers
New York, New York, U.S.A. Four Walls Eight Windows 2002 1568581874 / 9781568581873 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 
New York, New York, U.S.A.: Four Walls Eight Windows, 2002. First edition, first printing. Hardcover in color illustrated dustjacket. Near fine condition, firm binding, very clean pages with no names or other markings, lightly rubbed dustjacket in mylar protector, inner front flap creased.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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26 Ash, Christopher Whaler's Eye
London George Allen & Unwin 1964 First English Edition Hardcover Fair Good 
London: George Allen & Unwin, 1964. First British edition [1964], lightly worn copy with a lean to the binding. Bright yellow cloth with color illustrated dustjacket. Light edge rubbing, good hinges, sound text block, but with a noticeable lean to the binding when the book is laid flat, greatly reduced when the book is properly shelved, clean pages with no names or other markings. The mylar protected dustjacket has shelf soil to the light colored background of the rear panel, edgewear, a few very minor edge chips, little paper loss.. First English Edition. Hard Cover. Fair/Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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A Descriptive Catalogue of Vegetables (No. 8) - Asgrow - Associated Seed Growers Inc., Associated Seed Growers, Inc.
27 Associated Seed Growers, Inc. A Descriptive Catalogue of Vegetables (No. 8) - Asgrow - Associated Seed Growers Inc.
New Haven, Connecticut Associated Seed Growers, Inc. 1940 Paperback Very Good 
New Haven, Connecticut: Associated Seed Growers, Inc., 1940. 1940 seed catalogue illustrated in black and white. Softcover, 96 pages. Light edgewear, name at top of first page, internally clean.. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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Abstract of The Proceedings of the Fifty-third Annual Meeting of the Association of Life Insurance Medical Directors of America.  Vol. XXIX [29], Association of Life Insurance Medical Directors of America
28 Association of Life Insurance Medical Directors of America Abstract of The Proceedings of the Fifty-third Annual Meeting of the Association of Life Insurance Medical Directors of America. Vol. XXIX [29]
New York Printed for Private Circulation, Printed By Recording & Statistical Corporation 1943 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
New York: Printed for Private Circulation, Printed By Recording & Statistical Corporation, 1943. First edition. Papers and proceedings of the annual meeting, vol. 29, 1943. Papers presented include discussions of specific health concerns, life insurance underwriting, the effectiveness of medical and laboratory testing, and more. Also includes a section on the effects of flight on man. Dark green cloth lettered in gilt, 350 pages. A clean and tight copy, with only light external wear, good hinges, firm binding, clean pages free from names or other markings.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Abstract of The Proceedings of the Forty-second Annual Meeting of the Association of Life Insurance Medical Directors of America.  Vol. XVIII [18], Association of Life Insurance Medical Directors of America
29 Association of Life Insurance Medical Directors of America Abstract of The Proceedings of the Forty-second Annual Meeting of the Association of Life Insurance Medical Directors of America. Vol. XVIII [18]
New York Printed for Private Circulation, Printed By Recording & Statistical Corporation 1932 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
New York: Printed for Private Circulation, Printed By Recording & Statistical Corporation, 1932. First edition. Papers and proceedings of the annual meeting, Vol. 18, 1932. Papers presented include discussions of specific health concerns, life insurance underwriting, the effectiveness of medical and laboratory testing, and more. Dark green cloth lettered in gilt, 373 pages. A clean and tight copy, with only light external wear, good hinges, firm binding, clean pages with a personal library stamp on the front free endpaper but no other markings.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Botanical Materia Medica and Pharmacology.  Drugs Considered from a Botanical, Pharmaceutical, Physiological, Therapeutical and Toxicological Standpoint, Aurand, S. H.
30 Aurand, S. H. Botanical Materia Medica and Pharmacology. Drugs Considered from a Botanical, Pharmaceutical, Physiological, Therapeutical and Toxicological Standpoint
Chicago P. H. Mallen Company 1899 First Edition Hardcover Fair Signed
Chicago: P. H. Mallen Company, 1899. First edition, 1899. Homeopathic reference book containing properties of various botanical remedies. Possibly signed on the front free endpaper by the author, but nearly unreadable. Brown cloth lettered in gilt, patterned endpapers, 406 pages. Covers edgeworn with some light fraying to the corners and spine ends, front hinge internally cracked but secure, rear hinge starting, front free endpaper detached, pages-age toned but clean, pencil notes on rear blank, no other markings.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fair. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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Observations on the heights of places in the Trigonometrical Survey of Great Britain, and Upon the Latitude of Arbury Hill, B. Bevan.  Communicated By H. Davy
31 B. Bevan. Communicated By H. Davy Observations on the heights of places in the Trigonometrical Survey of Great Britain, and Upon the Latitude of Arbury Hill
London Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London 1822 First Edition Paperback Very Good 
London: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, 1822. First edition. Article extracted from the annual proceedings of the Royal Society, not a reprint, and printed on paper with uncut edges. Includes pages 73-77. Final page in facsimile. . First Edition. Disbound. Very Good. 4to (28 cm x 23 cm). First Edition. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The Amphibia of Connecticut.  State Geological and Natural History Survey Bulletin No. 57, Babbitt, Lewis Hall
32 Babbitt, Lewis Hall The Amphibia of Connecticut. State Geological and Natural History Survey Bulletin No. 57
Hartford, Connecticut Published By the State 1937 First Edition Paperback Good 
Hartford, Connecticut: Published By the State, 1937. First edition (1937). Guide to the frogs, toads, salamanders and newts native to the state of Connecticut, illustrated with black and white photographs and line drawings, Softcover, 50 pages, ten plates plus list of state builletins. Covers rubbed, small chips to spine ends, binding sound, pages clean and unmarked.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Even-Tide Pencilings, Bailey, Henry Mercer
33 Bailey, Henry Mercer Even-Tide Pencilings
Hartford, Connecticut F. A. Brown 1853 First Edition Hardcover Fair No 
Hartford, Connecticut: F. A. Brown, 1853. Hard to find first edition of this collection of short essays by the librarian of the Young Men's Institute, part of the Wadsworth Atheneum, in Hartford, Connecticut. Topics include books and libraries, nature, religious themes. Dark brown blindstamped cloth with gilt cover lettering, 96 pages. Covers rubbed with light chipping to the corners and spine ends, slight pucker to cloth at bottom of front cover, good hinges, sound text block, name on front free endpaper, additional pencil notes on preliminary blank and on one page within, all writing no later than 1900, pages age-toned with occasional light finger soil, small spot to inner margin of title page.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fair/No. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 135.00 USD
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34 Baker, Christina Hopkinson A Porringer of Cockiney : The Story of the Land and House Now Owned By The Visiting Nurse Association at 35 Elm Street New Haven
New Haven, Connecticut USA The Visiting Nurse Association, Under Direction of Yale University Press 1930 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Fair 
New Haven, Connecticut USA: The Visiting Nurse Association, Under Direction of Yale University Press , 1930. First edition, 1930. Illustrations include a woodcut frontis (New Haven, 1786), plus five full page black and white plates. Green teal cloth with gilt cover lettering, original onionskin dustjacket. The book is in very good condition, near fine condition with sound text block, good hinges, clean pages with no names or other markings. The original dustjacket is in fair condition with considerable chipping.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Fair. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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195 Cat Tales, Baker, Hettie Gray.  Various Authors
35 Baker, Hettie Gray. Various Authors 195 Cat Tales
New York Farrar, Straus and Young 1953 First Edition Hardcover Good Very Good Signed
New York: Farrar, Straus and Young, 1953. First edition, stated first printing, with personalized inscription signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Collected anecdotes about cats displaying the many varieties of the cat's personality, intelligence and beauty, illustrated with black and white photographs. Tan hardcover printed with a front cover cat design in black, black cloth spine, illustrated dustjacket. Light edgewear and some light colored spotting to the black spine, good hinges, sound text block, clean pages free from other names or markings. The mylar protected dustjacket is not priceclipped and has some light age-toning and some shelf soil to the rear panel, light edge rubbing.. Inscribed by The Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Very Good. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Orchids of New England. A Popular Monograph, Baldwin, Henry
36 Baldwin, Henry The Orchids of New England. A Popular Monograph
New York John Wiley & Sons 1884 First Edition Hardcover Fair 
New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1884. First edition [1884]. Worn but sound copy of this hard to find Victorian botany book focused mainly on Lady's Slipper orchids. Illustrated with black and white plates from drawings by the author. Rust colored cloth with brown spine, lettering and decoration in gilt and black, decorative endpapers, 158 pages. Covers rubbed, especially at the extremities, with some shelf soil, hinges good but free endpapers brittle, lightly chipped and detached, title pages scuffed below author name and at upper corner as if names were removed, pages clean with some very minimal scattered foxing.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fair. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 145.00 USD
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The Hare and the Tortoise: Culture, Biology, and Human Nature, Barash, David P.; Barash, David
37 Barash, David P.; Barash, David The Hare and the Tortoise: Culture, Biology, and Human Nature
New York Viking Press 1986 0670810258 / 9780670810253 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 
New York: Viking Press, 1986. First edition, 1986. Expounds upon the popular scientific belief that nature does not make leaps, or 'nature non facit saltus'. Light green boards with black cloth spine, light green metallic spine lettering, 351 pages with index, color illustrated dustjacket. The book is in very good condition, looks and feels new and unread, with sound text block, good hinges, clean pages with no names or other markings. The mylar protected dustjacket is not priceclipped and is also in very good condition.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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The Mummies of Urumchi, Barber, Elizabeth Wayland
38 Barber, Elizabeth Wayland The Mummies of Urumchi
New York W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. 1999 0393045218 / 9780393045215 First Edition Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1999. First edition, first printing, 1999. Off-white hardcover with maroon spine, gilt spine lettering, 240 pages with extensive index, color illustrated dustjacket. The book is in fine condition, looks and feels new, with sound text block, good hinges, clean pages with no names or other markings. The mylar protected dustjacket is not corner clipped and is also in fine condition. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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39 Barcsay, J. Anatomie Fur Kunstler
Budapest Corvina 1955 Hardcover Good Good 
Budapest: Corvina, 1955. In German. Published 1955. Anatomy for artists, illustrated throughout with sketches of various body components, muscles, limbs, bones, etc. Tan cloth, inconsistently paginated, an inch and a half thick, illustrated dustjacket. Some light cover soil, hinges lightly internally cracked (cosmetic rather than structural), sound text block, clean pages free from names or other markings. The mylar protected dustjacket has some overlal light soil and edge chipping, less than one percent paper loss overall.. Hard Cover. Good/Good. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 38.00 USD
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40 Bard, Samuel (1742-1821) A Compendium of the Theory and Practice of Midwifery, Containing Practical Instructions for the Management of Women During Pregnancy, in Labour, and in Child-Bed...
New York Collins and Co. 1812 Second Edition Hardcover Good 
New York: Collins and Co., 1812. Second edition, enlarged (1812), originally published 1807. Important early American reference on midwifery, illustrated with 19 woodcuts. Full marbled calf with gilt-lettered tan spine label and gilt ruled spine, 17.5 cm tall, 255 pages. Covers rubbed at the extremities with small internal chip to the upper front cover, joints good, text block sound, pages age-toned and lightly foxed but clean with the exception of a transparent brown stain at the lower page corners that begins at page 107 and extends through the remainder of the book, affecting text only on a handful of pages, completely legible throughout, name in ink and repeated in pencil on the front free endpaper, no other markings.. Second Edition. Hard Cover. Good. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. 
Price: 395.00 USD
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