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1 Autobiographical Notes and a Bibliography of the Scientific Publications of Joel Asaph Allen
New York American Museum Natural History 1916 Wraps Good to Good- Autobiography Size: Approx. 6 " x 9 1/2" 
In the Foreword written by Henry Fairfield Osborn, " The life and writing of Joel Asaph Allen have exerted so great an influence on the progress of ornithology and mammalogy in America that all who have the interests of these branches of science at heart, both in this country and abroad, will welcome this biographical and bibliographical volume. It is issued as an expression of the appreciation of Doctor Allen's life work by the Trustees of The American Museum of Natural History and devoted colleagues on its Scientific Staff. The biographical sketch was especially desired in connection with the Bibliography because it sets forth so clearly the broad groundwork of travel, of field observation and of field record which has established a model of all modern American work on the birds and the mammals..." 215 pp. most uncut at top edge. Side edge untrimmed. Tears and chips mainly at front cover's side edge. Covers soiled with fading at front top edge. Top spine strip down 1/2" missing. Tear at spine joint, 1 1/2". Overall covers are Good to Good-. Covers intact. Frontis. engraving of Joel Asaph Allen. ex.mus. stamp on title page, otherwise interior is tight, clean and Very Good. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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2 EXPLORATIONS AND SURVEYS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF DAKOTA 1879
1879 Paperbound Very Good+ Surveying Size: Approx. 5 1/2" x 8 3/4" Tables 
Annual Report of Lieutenant Edward Maguire, Corps of Engineers, for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1879. Appendix S S. Includes: REPORT OF SURVEY OF THE MILITARY RESERVATION AT FORT KEOGH, MONTANA, BY TOPOGRAPHICAL ASSISTANT JULIUS J. DURAGE; REPORT OF THE RECONNAISSANCE OF THE MOREAU OR OWL RIVER, DAKOTA, IN 1878 BY LIEUTENANT WILLIAM HOFFMAN, ELEVENTH UNITED STATES INFANTRY; and REPORT ON THE MAMMALS AND BIRDS OF THE GENERAL REGION OF THE BIG HORN RIVER AND MOUNTAINS OF MONTANA TERRITORY, BY CHARLES E. McCHESNEY, ACTING ASSISTANT SURGEON, UNITED STATES ARMY, 1878. pp.2359-2395. Numerous tables. Pages 2371-2384 MAMMALS listed with scientific names, descriptions and tables. Pages 2384-2395 on BIRDS. Disbound. Residue from book remains on spine. Pages 2387-2395 loose but intact. Small stain spot along page edge. Document is tight, clean and Very Good+. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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3 SCIENCE, June 6, 1884. Volume III. No. 70
Cambridge The Science Company 1884 Wraps Very Good Science Size: Approx. 7 1/4" x 10 1/4" Etchings, Chart 
Articles by Famous Americans: FREDERICK SCHWATKA: The Middle Yukon with 9 illustrations; in Letters to the Editor: G. BROWN GOODE: The invention of the vertical camera in photography with photo engraving illustration; and CHARLES C. ABBOTT: Hibernating mammals. Other articles: " The conic projection in oceanic cartography" with a North-Atlantic track-chart. " The Royal Society of Canada"; and " Calderwood's Mind and Brain". Mildly chipped covers at side edge. Overall covers are Very Good. Faint vertical crease down the middle. Interior is tight, clean and VG. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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4 SCIENCE, October 15, 1886. Volume VIII. No. 193
New York The Science Company 1886 Wraps Good Science Size: Approx. 7 1/4" x 10 1/4" Etchings 
Articles by Famous Americans in Letters to the Editor: J. E. OLIVER: Education and the cost of living; H. CARVILL LEWIS: The genesis of the diamond; WILLIAM NORTH RICE: The eccentricity theory of the glacial period; H. W. WILEY: Unexplained noises; and EDWARD S. HOLDEN: How astronomers may work. Other articles:"The mounting of Mungo"( African elephant) with 4 illustrations; " A few words about pavements"(Fifth Ave, New York) with 4 illustrations; and "Washington's signature" with 8 different "examples". ex.mus.numbers on front cover. mildly soiled. watermark at top corner of front/back cover -not inside. thin watermark at spine hinge. small chipping around bottom/side edges. Overall covers are Good. Interior is tight, clean and VG. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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5 Burroughs, John PEPACTON
Boston and New York Houghton, Mifflin and Company 1902 Hard Cover Good Nature Size: Approx. 5 " x 6 3/4" 
Contents include: Pepacton: A Summer Voyage; Springs; An Idyl of the Honey-Bee; Nature and the Poets; Notes by the Way; Footpaths; A Bunch of Herbs; Winter Pictures. 241 pages with index. Olive green cloth cover with brown cloth spine, gilt lettering on spine. Cover corners and edges are bumped and rubbed, scuffing and rubbing to cover faces, joints worn, spine ends are fraying and torn. Gilt top page edge. Cocked spine. Both hinges broken. Blue ink stamp from previous owner on front inside cover, gift inscription from a different owner on front free endpaper. Some minor smudging to interior pages, particularly front pages, some dog-earred corners. Book in Good condition. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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6 Field, Hazel E. THE IMMEDIATE EFFECTS OF TOBACCO SMOKE ON THE ACTIVITY OF RATS
Berkeley University of California Press 1926 Wraps Good+ Physiology Size: Approx. 7 " x 10 3/4" 
University of California Publications in Physiology. Volume 5, No. 16, pp. 189-194. Ex. museum with stamps on front cover and front page, identification numbers on front cover and front page. Grey paper wraps with chipping to edges, bent and torn corners, browning along edges. Interior pages uncut, but clean. Pamphlet in Good+ condition. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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7 Jaeger, Edmund C. OUR DESERT NEIGHBORS
Stanford, California Stanford University Press 1950 Cloth Good+ to Very Good- Good to Good- Desert Size: Approx. 6 " x 8 1/2" Photographs, Drawings 
A series of attractive, intimate sketches of the lives of desert animals. Based on scientific fact and personal observations of the author. Book's cover illustrated with animal figures. Hinge broken in areas but all pages intact. Interior is clean. Overall Book is Very Good. DJ with soiling, minor tears at ends. Protected by mylar (plastic) cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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8 Kowalski, Kasimierz Mammals. An Outline of Theriology
Warsaw, Poland Smithsonian Belgrade 1976 Cloth Very Good Very Good to Very Good+ Zoology Size: Approx. 6 3/4" x 9 3/4" Sketches, Maps 
Translated from Polish for the Smithsonian and NSF by Panstwowe Wydwnictwo Naukowe, 617pp. "Owing to the fact that the author's personal interests include fossils as well as living mammals, he has tried to view the problems under discussion as much as possible from an evolutionary and historical perspective and has accordingly given equal emphasis to fossils and present-day mammals. From this point of view the book can claim to be original..." The term "theriology," the author explains, "has a long tradition in Polish scientific literature and is also commonly used by zoologists in the USSR instead of the linguistically less correct term 'mammology' which is more common in western literature." Extensive bibliography. Mild soil "strip" on spine, otherwise covers are VG+. Front hinge, 1" , broken. Otherwise interior is tight, clean and Near Fine. Pictorial dust jacket. Creases on inside flaps. Otherwise DJ is VG+ 
Price: 37.50 USD
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9 Kuznetsova, N. Ya. Review of the Family Sphingidae of the Palearctic and Chinese-Himalayan Faunas
New Delhi Amerind Pub. Co. 1972 Cloth Very Good to Very Good+ Good+ Natural History Size: Approx. 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" Fold Out Chart 
Translated from Russian. Published for the Smithsonian Institution and The National Science Foundation, Washington D.C. 43 pp. plus fold-out chart. Brown cloth with gilt lettering on front. Exterior is VG to VG+. Front/back endpapers "bubbly" possibly due to pasting down to boards ?, otherwise interior is tight, clean and in Near Fine condition. Dust Jacket's back cover with museum mailing label. Several small rubbings to front cover and tiny chips to top spine end. Otherall Good+. 
Price: 42.50 USD
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10 Lane, H. H. SOME OBSERVATIONS ON THE HABITS AND PLACENTATION OF TATU NOVEMCINCTUM and A SUGGESTED CLASSIFICATION OF EDENTATES
Norman, OK University Press 1909 Wraps Good to Good+ Zoology Size: Approx. 6" x 9" Figures (Diagram drawings), Table 
The State University of Oklahoma, Research Bulletin. Nos. 1 and 2. by Dr. H. H. Lane, Professor of Zoology and Embryology. 26 pp. including Bibliography. Pages uncut at top edge. No. 1: SOME OBSERVATIONS ON THE HABITS AND PLACENTATION OF TATU NOVEMCINCTUM-18 pp. 3 full page illustrations with Explanations. "...so little is known concerning the anatomy, habits, or distribution of that species of armadillo which constitutes the only living representative of Edentates native to the United States. This is the Nine-banded Armadillo." and No.2 " A SUGGESTED CLASSIFICATION OF EDENTATES"-pp.21-26. Grey stiff covers. Mildly soiled. ex.mus. numbers on front cover's upper edge.Tiny tear at side edge. Overall covers are Good to Good+. Tiny nick shows up on several pages at same side edge-very minor. Otherwise interior is tight, clean and Very Good+. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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11 Library of Congress CLASSIFICATION. Class S AGRICULTURE-PLANT AND ANIMAL INDUSTRY
Washington Government Printing Office 1911 Wraps Very Good- Library of Congress Size: Approx. 7 " x 10 " 
Printed as Manuscript. Synopsis includes: Agriculture; General Plant Culture and Horticulture; Forestry; Animal Culture-Cattle, Horses, Sheep, Goats, Swine, Pets, Bee Culture; Fish Culture- Angling by country and Fisheries; and Hunting Sports. 87 pp. includes Index. Brown paper covers. ex.mus. faint stamp on front cover. Mildly soiled covers. Overall covers are Very Good-. ex.mus. stamp on title page, otherwise interior is tight, clean and Very Good+. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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12 Mead, Charles Searing THE CHONDROCRANIUM OF AN EMBRYO PIG, SUS SCROFA
The American Journal of Anatomy 1909 Wraps Very Good Mammals Size: Approx. 7 " x 10 " Figures, Plates 
A Contribution to the Morphology of the Mammalian Skull. Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the Faculty of Pure Science, Columbia University. Reprinted from the American Journal of Anatomy, Vol. IX, No. 2, May, 1909. Pages 187-209. With 11 text figures and 4 plates. Ex. museum with stamp and identification numbers on front cover and stamp on title page. Blue paper wraps have chipping along edges, discoloration along edges. Back cover corner creased from being bent. Covers pulling away from interior, but still attached. Interior pages are uncut and some not separated. Discoloration to page edges in beginning of document. Interior is tight. Overall document in VG condition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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13 Milne, Lorus and Margery PATHS ACROSS THE EARTH
New York Harper & Brothers 1958 First Edition Cloth Very Good Good Nature Size: Approx. 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Henry Bugbee Kane 
A noted team of naturalists tells the intriguing story of animal migrations, and of the strange and marvelous ways in which life spreads over our world. "This is the best popular account of migration in modern terms that I have read." --Donald Culross Peattie. 216 pp. with index. DJ in Good+ condition with chipping along edges/corners, and 1/2 inch tear on bottom front. Cover corners are bumped and top spine shows wear. Interior page edges are browning and some pages have very minor foxing, otherwise tight and clean. Book in VG condition. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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14 Nowak, Eugeniusz THE RANGE EXPANSION OF ANIMALS AND ITS CAUSES (as Demonstrated By 28 Presently Spreading Species from Europe)
Warsaw, Poland Foreign Scientific Publications Department of the National Center for Scientific, Technical and Economic Information 1975 Soft Cover Very Good+ Mammals 8vo Maps,figures, Tables 
Translated from Polish. Published for the Smithsonian and National Science Foundation.. 164pp. Literature cited. Stiff colored wraps. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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15 Patent, Dorothy Hinshaw How Smart Are Animals?
San Diego, CA Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1990 0-15-236770-5 / 9780152367701 First Edition Cloth Near Fine Very Good+ Animals Size: Approx. 7 1/4" x 9 1/2 " Photographs Signed by Author
SIGNED BY AUTHOR with gift inscription. A Junior Library Guild selection. Discusses recent research on levels of intelligence in both wild and domestic animals. 189 pp. Glossary and Index. Book is Near Fine in Very Good + Dust Jacket. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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16 Salten, Felix BAMBI: A LIFE IN THE WOODS
London Jonathan Cape 1928 First U.K. Edition Hardcover Good Good- Juvenile Size: Approx. 5 " x 7 1/2" 
Translated from the German by Whittaker Chambers. With a foreword by John Galsworthy. From the foreword: "Bambi is a delicious book. Delicious not only for children, but for those who are no longer so fortunate. For delicacy of perception and essential truth I hardly know any story of animals that can stand beside this life-story of a forest deer." 223 pp. Unattributed b/w illustrations at beginning of every chapter. DJ in Fair/Good- condition with significant chips and tears to edges and corners, soiling and stains, darkened spine, spine ends torn or missing, gift inscription on front of jacket, flaps are price-clipped. Back of jacket is advertisement for 'The Lure of Bird Watching' by E. W. Hendy. Cover is green cloth with gilt title lettering on spine. Cover corners are bumped and rubbed, edges rubbed, soiling and stains (white marks) to covers, small holes to joints from wear, spine ends are bent with some fraying. Publisher blind stamp on back cover. Slightly cocked spine. Top page edge is scuffed and dirty. Decorative endpapers. Small bookstore sticker on bottom of front free endpaper. Loose hinges and interior spine. Interior pages have some minor foxing spots, some browning to edges, text crisp and easily legible. Book in Good/Good+ condition, scarce UK first edition with dust jacket. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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17 Stanton, Edwin M. PURCHASE OF HORSES FOR PENNSYLVANIA CAVALRY
Washington Government Printing Office 1862 Paperbound Very Good Government Document Size: Approx. 5 3/4" x 9" 
Letter from the Secretary of War, in answer to Resolution of the House of Representatives of January 17, transmitting copies of papers on file in quartermaster general's bureau, in relation to purchase of horses for Colonel Williams's regiment of Pennsylvania cavalry. 37th Congress, 2d Session, House of Representatives, Ex. Doc. No. 60. 38 pp. Also included is another Letter from the Secretary of War in answer to Resolution of the House of 2d December, 1861, transmitting additional papers to those furnished on the 3d of January, in relation to feeding disabled horses. 3 pp. Disbound government documents. Paper edges are browning, but overall the document is in VG condition. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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18 Strelzov,V. E. POLYCHAETE WORMS OF THE FAMILY PARAONIDAE CERRUTI. Polychaeta, Sedentaria
New Delhi Amerind Pub. Co. 1979 Cloth Very Good- Good Worms Size: Approx. 6 " x 9 1/4" Plates, Figures (photographs, Drawings,Maps) ,Tables, 
Title page reads: POLYCHAETE WORMS OF THE FAMILY PARAONIDAE CERRUTI, 1909 (Polychaeta, Sedentaria).Translated from Russian by Indira Kohli. Published for the Smithsonian Institution and The National Science Foundation. "This monograph describes and revises the world fauna of the widely distributed, but to date poorly studied, family of polychaetes. The book presents data on the morphology, systematics, ecology, and the geographic distribution of this group of animals. The problem of generic affiliations of paraonids with other families of polychaetes is discussed." 212 pp. including Index. 9 Plates, 68 illustrations and 5 Tables. Brown cloth, mildly stained, with gilt lettering on spine. 1" strip? of paper residue? or rubbed area? on front cover, otherwise covers are Very Good-. Interior is tight, clean and Very Good+. Dust Jacket chipped along edges. Front cover's top edge at corner, missing piece 3"x2". Back DJ cover stapled to back cover of book holding the mailing label from the Smithsonian Institution. 1 1/2" tear on back DJ cover at bottom edge. Overall DJ is Good. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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19 Vorhies, Charles T. WATER REQUIREMENTS OF DESERT ANIMALS IN THE SOUTHWEST
Tucson, AZ University of Arizona 1945 Paper Cover Near Fine to Fine Desert Size: Approx. 6 " x 9 " Plates, Figures (illustrations) 
College of Agriculture, University Of Arizona, Technical Bulletin No. 107. Agricultural Experiment Station. pp.487-525. 4 Plates (photographs), 9 figures (graphs). Desert Animals include: Kangaroo Rats and Pocket Mice; White-Throated Wood Rat; Ground squirrels; and Jack Rabbits. Covers are VG+ to Near Fine as is the Interior. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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20 Walker, Bryant REVIEW OF OUR PRESENT KNOWLEDGE OF THE MOLLUSCAN FAUNA OF MICHIGAN
1894 Wraps Very Good- Michigan Size: Approx. 6 " x 9 1/4" Tables 
Read before the Michigan Academy of Science, December 27, 1894. "Barring a few scattering descriptions by European naturalists of such species as were brought home by the early travellers in this country, the history of North American conchology may be said to have begun where Thomas Say, in 1817, wrote the article on "Conchology" for the first American edition of Nicholson's Encyclopedia of Arts and Sciences." 27 pp. Includes Catalogue of the Mollusca of Michigan, Notes and Literature. Mildly soiled covers. Faint stamp "W. A. Bryan" on front cover. Otherwise covers are Very Good. Interior is tight, clean and Very Good+. Dr. Bryant Walker of Detroit was one of the leading malacologists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries 
Price: 35.00 USD
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