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The Origin of Species - First U.S. edition

By: Darwin, Charles

Price: $7,500.00

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton and Company: 1860

Edition: First American

Seller ID: 021502

Condition: Good


8vo, publisher's embossed brown cloth with gilt titles on spine. 1st American ed., first state with two quotations facing title page instead of three; folding lithographic plate at p. 108. [Freeman no. 377] Good: several small chips at top and bottom of spine; light 1/2" damp-stain along upper fore-edge of front cover; spine titles lightly faded; corners rubbed; front hinge partially split but still intact; contemporaneous penciled signature on FEP; damp-stain at top of ... View more info

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Oomingmack: The Expedition to the Musk Ox Island in the Bering Sea

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $35.00

Publisher: NY, Hastings House: 1967

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: s10022


Matthiessen was a member of the Nunivak Expedition formed to capture a group of musk ox calves to raise for their wool. Black and white photographs by the author. Book is flawless. Dustwrapper has a faded spine and faint sun line 1/4" wide along spine. View more info

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Oomingmak

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $55.00

Publisher: NY: Hastings House: 1967

Inscription: Signed by PM on title page

Seller ID: s1806222n


1st ed., 12mo, sienna cloth. An unusual small volume written for young adults, perhaps for use in schools; an account of an expedition to an island in the Bering Sea inhabited by musk oxen. Illustrated with Matthiessen's photographs. Fine, virtually pristine copy in fine d/w with some sunning at bottom of spine and small nick at top. Signed on title page. View more info

Rascal / A Memoir of a Better Era

By: North, Sterling

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton: 1963

Seller ID: 121317


4th printing, with tipped-in typed presentation (TLS) signed by North in red pencil. Lower right corner bumped, otherwise a fine copy in fine dust jacket. Winner of the Dutton Animal Book Award for 1963. View more info

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Under the 1st ed. Wall. First State Review Copy with Publisher’s Errata Laid In. [Signed]

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $525.00

Publisher: NY: Viking, (1962). : 1962

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: s180622f


1st ed., 8vo black cloth. His third book of nonfiction, recounting the Harvard-Peabody Expedition to New Guinea to study one of the last stone-age tribes on the planet, which had been entirely free from contact with Westerners or the artifacts of industrial society. The book exists in three states. This first printing was withdrawn by the publisher prior to publication because the inset pages of photographs were bound in the wrong place and contrary to the Table of Con... View more info

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Under the 1st ed. Wall. 1st issue, second state. [Signed]

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $90.00

Publisher: NY: Viking: 1962

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: s180622g


1st ed., first issue, second state,. 8vo black cloth. His third book of nonfiction, recounting the Harvard-Peabody Expedition to New Guinea to study one of the last stone-age tribes on the planet, which had been entirely free from contact with Westerners or the artifacts of industrial society. The book exists in three states. This first printing was withdrawn by the publisher prior to publication because the inset pages of photographs were bound in the wrong place and ... View more info

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A Whale in Spring

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $575.00

Publisher: University of Nevada: 1980

Edition: 1st ed.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: s180622z


11"x14", 4 pp. A brief reminiscence and lament about an observation of whales. One of 25 copies printed on an 1837 Columbina handpress by Jean Tarascio. A Fine, pristine copy, signed by Matthiessen. Accompanied by a copy of the Westigan Review of poetry [sic], Issue 12, 1978, where the prose piece first appeared. A near fine copy with just a bit of surface wear at corners and edges. Probably the scarcest item in the PM canon. View more info

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Men's Lives. The Surfmen and Baymen of the South Fork / 2 volume ed in slipcase / signed

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $350.00

Publisher: (n.p.): Rock Foundation: 1986

Edition: 1st ed., limited special edition.

Seller ID: s180624c

Condition: Fine


A two-volume deluxe folio-sized edition in matching slipcase. The first volume containing all of the text by Matthiessen. The second volume contains all of the photographs. An identical two-volume edition, but in a clamshell case and an original print of one of the photographs was given out free to attendees of a $500-a-plate benefit dinner for the historical society attempting to preserve the record and legacy of the fishermen's lives. There were 500 numbered copies sta... View more info

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Men's Lives. The Surfmen and Baymen of the South Fork / Deluxe limited edition, 2 vols., signed

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $850.00

Publisher: (n.p.): Rock Foundation: 1986

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: s180624d

Condition: Fine.


A two-volume deluxe folio-sized edition. The first volume containing all of the text by Matthiessen. The second volume contains all of the photographs. With the second volume is also an original print of one of the book's photographs laid into a folding chemise and signed by the photographer Lynn Johnson. Never formally offered for sale, copies of this edition were given out free to attendees of a $500-a-plate benefit dinner for the historical society attempting to prese... View more info

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Baikal - Sacred Sea Of Siberia [signed copy]

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $50.00

Publisher: San Francisco: Sierra Club Books: 1992

Edition: 1st ed.

Inscription: Signed.

Seller ID: s180624e

Condition: Fine.


1st ed., oblong 8vo, black cloth. Narrative of a journey to Lake Baikal in Siberia with musician-composer Paul Winter. Baikal is the world's oldest and deepest lake, containing one-fifth of the world's fresh water. Photographs by Boyd Norton; foreword by Yevgeny Yevtushenko. Fine in d/w. Signed on title page. View more info

The Wonders of Trees, Plants, and Shrubs recoded in Anecdotes, or a Description of their Wonderful Properties, and at the Same Time, Manifesting Infinite Wistom.

By: Taylor, Joseph

Price: $125.00

Publisher: London, William Darton: 1823

Seller ID: 31802


1st ed., 12 mo, hardcover; 200 pp. An description of some of the world's more unusual trees with anecdotes attesting to their significance to their native cultures. With six very nice copper engravings that were not in the first edition of 1812. A disbound copy, but with covers present but heavily worn. Interior is very clean with no tears and very little foxing. Two contemporary inked signatures inside cover and ffep. Pasted inside the front cover is a publisher's no... View more info