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  • Desert Notes: Reflections in the Eye of a Raven by Lopez, Barry Holstun
    Lopez, Barry Holstun
    Desert Notes: Reflections in the Eye of a Raven

    First Edition

    Kansas City: Sheed, Andrews & McMeel, Inc, 1976. 89 pages. The author's first book. ISBN: 9780836206616.

    First edition (first printing). Minor edgewear, thus a near fine copy. In an unclipped dust jacket with $5.95 price printed on the flap; snagged on the covers and light damp stains along top edge, mostly visible on flap corner and verso, else very good.

    Front endpaper stamped "From the Library of Gloria Swanson." Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "For Gloria and Bill for the pleasure of your home one evening. Barry." Hollywood star Swanson had a large book collection and married author and activist William Dufty in 1976. [JSP01]

    Book ID: 162439
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  • Illuminations: A Bestiary by Gould, Stephen Jay and Rosamond Wolff Purcell
    Gould, Stephen Jay and Rosamond Wolff Purcell
    Illuminations: A Bestiary

    First Edition

    New York: W. W. Norton and Co, 1987. 120 pages. Compelling color photographs by Purcell of natural history specimens with Gould's text on the facing page. ISBN: 9780393023749.

    First edition (first printing). Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Inscribed by Gould, apparently to Phil Donahue and Marlo Thomas, "For Phil & Marlo with year's end greetings and great admiration. Steve. Stephen Jay Gould."

    This copy came from Gould's personal library - presumably this was intended as a gift that was never given for some reason. An uncommon signed book.

    Book ID: 217443
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  • Papers Literary, Scientific, &c. [Two volumes] by Jenkin, Fleeming; with a memoir by Robert Louis Stevenson
    Jenkin, Fleeming; with a memoir by Robert Louis Stevenson
    Papers Literary, Scientific, &c. [Two volumes]

    First Edition

    London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1887. clxx, 268; 371 pages, plus ads. Jenkin was an engineer and is often credited with the invention of the cable car (telpherage). The collection of his papers includes a long essay on Darwin's On the Origin of Species, submarine telegraphy, trade unions, and other subjects. The novelist Robert Louis Stevenson contributed a 150-page essay on Jenkin, which first appeared here (and was later issued separately and in Stevenson's collected works). Rather uncommon. ISBN: 281AIB1043986.

    First edition (first printing), in the original maroon cloth binding. An ex-library set, with 19th century private library bookplates and stickers.

    Book ID: 223077
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  • Papers Literary, Scientific, &c. [Two volumes] by Jenkin, Fleeming; with a memoir by Robert Louis Stevenson
    Jenkin, Fleeming; with a memoir by Robert Louis Stevenson
    Papers Literary, Scientific, &c. [Two volumes]

    First Edition

    London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1887. clxx, 268; 371 pages, plus ads. Jenkin was an engineer and is often credited with the invention of the cable car (telpherage). The collection of his papers includes a long essay on Darwin's On the Origin of Species, submarine telegraphy, trade unions, and other subjects. The novelist Robert Louis Stevenson contributed a 150-page essay on Jenkin, which first appeared here (and was later issued separately and in Stevenson's collected works). Rather uncommon. ISBN: 281AIB1043986.

    First edition (first printing), in the original maroon cloth binding. An ex-library set, with 19th century private library bookplates and stickers on the spine. Hinges starting.

    Book ID: 223078
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  • Fishes of the Marshall and Marianas Islands (Volumes 1, 2, 3) by Schultz, Leonard P. and collaborators
    Schultz, Leonard P. and collaborators
    Fishes of the Marshall and Marianas Islands (Volumes 1, 2, 3)

    First Edition

    Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1953. 685, 438, 176 pages. Black-and-white illustrations. Complete sets scarce. ISBN: B000TLXCN2.

    First editions (first printing). Very good copies in wrappers (paperback). Prior owner name stamp on each volume.

    Book ID: 262297
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  • The Tree by Fowles, John and Frank Horwat
    Fowles, John and Frank Horwat
    The Tree

    First Edition

    London: Aurum Press, 1979. A five-page preface by Horvat (translated from the French by Fowles), precedes Fowles' fifty-nine page essay accompanied by fifty-six colour photographs, printed to rectos only. Oblong format, 12 x 9.5 inches. ISBN: 9780906053041.

    First edition (first printing). In first state dust jacket with misprint "Mangus" instead of "Magus" on rear flap. Ahearn, Fowles 018a, states that 100 copies were printed with misprint. Fine copy in a near fine dust jacket. Still in publisher's shrinkwrap, opened only to confirm the misprint. Lower portion of dust jacket is faded from brown to light green color.

    Book ID: 266069
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  • Ecotourism and Resource Conservation: A Collection of Papers Selected by Jon A. Kusler (2 volumes) by Kusler, Jon A. (editor)
    Kusler, Jon A. (editor)
    Ecotourism and Resource Conservation: A Collection of Papers Selected by Jon A. Kusler (2 volumes)

    (n.p. but printed in Madison, WI): Ecotourism and Resource Conservation Project], 1991. Volume 1: 515 pages. Volume 2 516-885 pages. Fascimilies of selected papers from two events: the 1st International Symposium on Ecotourism, April 17-19, 1989 in Merida, Mexico, and the 2nd International Symposium: Ecotourism and Resource Conservation, November 27 - December 2, 1990, Miami Beach, Florida. Typefaces vary. ISBN: B007HDZL66.

    Some edge wear and creases to a few page corners, else very good. Former owner's name on title pages of both volumes. Notes in ink on last blank of volume 2.

    Book ID: 158506
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  • Wildland Water Quality Sampling and Analysis by Stednick, John D.
    Stednick, John D.
    Wildland Water Quality Sampling and Analysis

    First Edition

    San Diego: Academic Press, Inc. / Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers, 1991. 217 pages. 6-1/4 by 9 inches. Sampling procedures to test for turbidity, alkalinity, and other issues. ISBN: 9780126641004.

    First edition (first printing). Very good in wrappers (paperback) with plastic comb binding.

    Book ID: 135281
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  • Niewczesny pogrzeb Darwina: Wybor esejow by Gould, Stephen Jay
    Gould, Stephen Jay
    Niewczesny pogrzeb Darwina: Wybor esejow

    First Edition

    Warsaw: Panstwowy Instytut Wydawnixzy, 1991. 342 pages. Essays collected from several of Gould's books, translated into Polish. Edited by Antoni Hoffman and translated by Nina Kancewicz-Hoffman. ISBN: 9788306020816.

    First edition (first printing). A near fine copy in wrappers (paperback). Inscribed by the editor to the author: "To Steve, with a great many of truly best wishes. Tony." From the Harvard office library of the paleontologist and leading advocate for evolution, Stephen Jay Gould, with a posthumous tipped in bookplate indicating the provenance.

    Intellectually, Gould understood the true nature of these bookplates, but the book collector in him appreciated them. In his essay "A Seahorse for All Races" Gould writes about one of his prized possessions, a book from Charles Dickens' library: "Dickens made no annotations, but a bookplate on the cover, presumably inserted as a come-on for a sale after Dickens' death in 1870, does prove that [he] kept and shelved the book."

    We offer our Gould bookplates, printed letterpress in two colors, in the same spirit.

    Book ID: 217554
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  • Questa idea della vita: La sfida di Charles Darwin [Ever Since Darwin, in Italian] by Gould, Stephen Jay
    Gould, Stephen Jay
    Questa idea della vita: La sfida di Charles Darwin [Ever Since Darwin, in Italian]

    First Edition

    Rome: Editori Riuniti, 1984. 266 pages. Gould's first collection of essays, translated by Maurizio Paleologo. Preface by Elisabetta Visalberghi and Enrico Alleva. ISBN: 9788835927136.

    First edition (first printing). A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Inscribed by the authors of the introduction to Gould: "Rome, May 16th, 1984. That's yours! Elisabetta. Enrico."

    From the Harvard office library of the paleontologist and leading advocate for evolution, Stephen Jay Gould, with a posthumous tipped in bookplate indicating the provenance.

    Intellectually, Gould understood the true nature of these bookplates, but the book collector in him appreciated them. In his essay "A Seahorse for All Races" Gould writes about one of his prized possessions, a book from Charles Dickens' library: "Dickens made no annotations, but a bookplate on the cover, presumably inserted as a come-on for a sale after Dickens' death in 1870, does prove that [he] kept and shelved the book."

    We offer our Gould bookplates, printed letterpress in two colors, in the same spirit.

    Book ID: 217553
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  • Jefferson and Nature: An Interpretation by Miller, Charles A.
    Miller, Charles A.
    Jefferson and Nature: An Interpretation

    First Edition

    Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, (1988). 300 pages. A study of the central role nature played in Jefferson's philosophies and actions. Illustrated with black-and-white reproductions of maps, manuscripts, and photographs. ISBN: 9780801835933.

    First edition (first printing). A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Inscribed by the author to the paleontologist and leading advocate for evolution, Stephen Jay Gould, his wife and sons: "with love from Chuck in Jefferson country" and dated May 5, 1990. Acquired from Gould's Harvard office library. With a posthumous tipped in bookplate indicating the provenance.

    Intellectually, Gould understood the true nature of these bookplates, but the book collector in him appreciated them. In his essay "A Seahorse for All Races" Gould writes about one of his prized possessions, a book from Charles Dickens' library: "Dickens made no annotations, but a bookplate on the cover, presumably inserted as a come-on for a sale after Dickens' death in 1870, does prove that [he] kept and shelved the book."

    We offer our Gould bookplates, printed letterpress in two colors, in the same spirit.

    Book ID: 221623
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  • Population Ecology: Symposium Mainz, May 1978 (Fortschritte der Zoologie) by Halbach, Udo and Jurgen Jacobs (editors)
    Halbach, Udo and Jurgen Jacobs (editors)
    Population Ecology: Symposium Mainz, May 1978 (Fortschritte der Zoologie)

    First Edition

    New York: Gustav Fischer Verlag, 1979. 409 pages. "The articles in this volume are the result of an international symposium held at the Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur zu Mainz in April 1978" -- from the preface. With contributions from Jared Diamond, Paul Ehrlich, Martin Cody, Joan Roughgarden and others. Illustrated with 202 figures and 53 tables. ISBN: 9783437302923.

    First edition (first printing). A fine hardcover copy; no dust jacket, as issued.

    Book ID: 235960
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  • A Kelp Bed as a Classroom. Results of a 5-week class study of kelp beds in the Monterey Bay region. 270H. Special Problems in Ecological Physiology. Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University, with: Section II: Quantitative Sampling Methods, Environmental Fluctuations, Special Problems. (2 Volumes) by Pearse, John S. and Anthony M. Weaver with 16 students
    Pearse, John S. and Anthony M. Weaver with 16 students
    A Kelp Bed as a Classroom. Results of a 5-week class study of kelp beds in the Monterey Bay region. 270H. Special Problems in Ecological Physiology. Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University, with: Section II: Quantitative Sampling Methods, Environmental Fluctuations, Special Problems. (2 Volumes)

    First Edition

    Stanford University, 1971. pp. 1-71, 72-139. ISBN: 281AIB1048791.

    First edition (first printing). Typed mimeographed sheets. Near fine copies brown thick paper covers with cloth spine. Prior owner has written author and title on spine.

    Book ID: 264074
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  • La Grande Galerie du Museum national d'Histoire naturelle by Bezombes, Dominique (director); preface by Stephen Jay Gould
    Bezombes, Dominique (director); preface by Stephen Jay Gould
    La Grande Galerie du Museum national d'Histoire naturelle

    First Edition

    Paris: Le Moniteur, 1994. 165 pages. 10 by 11-1/2 inches. Profusely illustrated. ISBN: 9782281190830.

    First edition (first printing). A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. In the publisher's slipcase with a tear to the cloth along one edge else fine. A large, heavy book.

    Book ID: 263725
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  • Hawaiian Natural History, Ecology, and Evolution by Ziegler, Alan C.
    Ziegler, Alan C.
    Hawaiian Natural History, Ecology, and Evolution

    First Edition

    Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2002. xviii, 477 pages. ISBN: 9780824821906.

    First edition (first printing). Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Clean inside. No highlighting or underlining.

    Book ID: 233609
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  • Betancourt, Julio L., Thomas R. Van Devender, and Paul S. Martin (editors)
    Packrat Middens: The Last 40,000 Years of Biotic Change

    First Edition

    Tucson: The University of Arizona Press, 1990. 467 pages. 7-1/4 by 10-1/4 inches. ISBN: 9780816511150.

    First edition (first printing). Gilt titling and illustration on cloth cover, and gilt lettering on spine. A very good copy; no dust jacket. Spine slightly splayed. A large, heavy book.

    Book ID: 188381
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  • Introduction a une histoire naturelle: Du big bang a la disparition de l'homme by Allegre, Claude
    Allegre, Claude
    Introduction a une histoire naturelle: Du big bang a la disparition de l'homme

    First Edition

    (Paris?): Fayard, 1992. 411 pages. Text in French. ISBN: 9782213028729.

    First edition (first printing). Very good in wrappers (paperback). Inscribed by the author to Stephen Jay Gould.

    From the Harvard office library of the paleontologist and leading advocate for evolution, Stephen Jay Gould. With a tipped in bookplate indicating the provenance.

    Intellectually, Gould understood the true nature of these bookplates, but the book collector in him appreciated them. In his essay "A Seahorse for All Races" Gould writes about one of his prized possessions, a book from Charles Dickens' library: "Dickens made no annotations, but a bookplate on the cover, presumably inserted as a come-on for a sale after Dickens' death in 1870, does prove that [he] kept and shelved the book."

    We offer our Gould bookplates, printed letterpress in two colors, in the same spirit.

    Book ID: 214447
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  • Proceedings of the XIV International Grassland Congress. Held at Lexington, Kentucky, U.S.A. June 15-24, 1981 by Smith, J Allan and Virgil W. Hays (editor)
    Smith, J Allan and Virgil W. Hays (editor)
    Proceedings of the XIV International Grassland Congress. Held at Lexington, Kentucky, U.S.A. June 15-24, 1981

    Boulder, Colo: Westview Press, 1983. 878 pages. ISBN: 9780865312807.

    First edition (first printing). A near fine hardcover copy; no dust jacket, as issued. Clean inside. No highlighting or underlining.

    Book ID: 23077
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  • The Ecological Implications of Body Size by Peters, Robert Henry
    Peters, Robert Henry
    The Ecological Implications of Body Size

    First Edition

    Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1986. 329 pages. Illustrated with numerous charts and graphs. ISBN: 9780521288866.

    First paperback edition (first printing). Spine a bit faded, thus a near fine copy in wrappers (paperback).

    Book ID: 200652
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  • Catalogo de documentos del Real Gabinete de Historia Natural (1752-1786): Fondos del Archivo del Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (Two volume set) by Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales
    Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales
    Catalogo de documentos del Real Gabinete de Historia Natural (1752-1786): Fondos del Archivo del Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (Two volume set)

    First Edition

    Madrid: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, 1987. 417 pages. Volume I: Catalog of documents of the Royal Cabinet of Natural History, rranged chronologically. Illustrated with black-and-white reproductions of some entries. Volume II houses 25 plates and three fold-out charts; the plates are a representative "example of the collections to which they belong, [and] which played an important role in the scientific development of the time" -- from the stapled index of plates. All text in Spanish. ISBN: 9788400065225.

    First edition (first printing). A fine 2-volume hardcover set in illustrated boards; no dust jacket. Housed in the publisher's slipcase with a short tear at one corner and a light stain to one edge. Missing plate XIX.

    Book ID: 217864
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