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CALIFORNIA: FOR HEALTH, PLEASURE, AND RESIDENCE. A Book For Travellers and Settlers.

By: Nordhoff, Charles

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers, 1872


1st ed., 8vo. Brown decorated cloth, gilt titles. 255 pp. [Publisher's catalogue of Travel books] + Frontis Map. Illustrated with drawings and maps. A good+ copy. Generally clean and tight but with rubbing at exteremities and corners. 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.


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

Rascal / A Memoir of a Better Era

By: North, Sterling

Price: $35.00

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


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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The Origin of Species - First U.S. edition

By: Darwin, Charles

Price: $8,250.00

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

Edition: First American


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

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


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