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Addisonia; Publication of the New York Botanical Garden 1920
1 Addisonia; Publication of the New York Botanical Garden 1920
New York, New York The New York Botanical Garden June, 1920 Volume 5, No. 2 soft over Very good 
Beautiful publication -- not exactly a magazine, but rather a sequential section which offers beautiful color plates and popular descriptions of the plants. The idea was to subscribe and every so often a new installment would be added to the whole which could then be bound when completed. This installment begins on page 17 and finishes on page 32. There are eight plates printed on heavy coated paper, plus the accompanying information on each. Plants include button-bush, common corylopsis, climbing fumitory, shining aphelandra, beaked hazel-nut, showy obedient plant, hydrangea, and dyphilla. Measures 7-1/2"x11-1/2". Very beautifully done and very clean. I think there was a yapped edge at the sides at one time, but they tear so badly that they usually either fall off or get trimmed off. This one appears to have been trimmed. Lovely! 
Price: 15.00 USD
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American Forestry Magazine December, 1918 (WWI Emphasis)
2 American Forestry Magazine December, 1918 (WWI Emphasis)
Washington D.C. American Forestry Association 1918 Volume 34, Number300 soft cover Good 1 
Magazine shows a little light soil to cover and a flat crease at lower front corner. The spine strip is intact, though I glued it a little at top and bottom. Magazine has no label and the pages are pristine aside from a bit of light soil and tiny flat creases to lower corners of a few pages at front. Printed on quality coated paper. Many black and white photographs. Because this was war time even forestry turned its attention to the war and those who served in it. Some of the topics include: the reforestation of France; the effect on war on France's forests; how forestry and tree culture concern the disabled soldier; memorial trees for dead soldiers; and Christmas boxes for the forest and lumber regiments. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Firsts: The Book Collector's Magazine; Thoreau Special Issue September 1999)
3 Firsts: The Book Collector's Magazine; Thoreau Special Issue September 1999)
Tucson, Arizona Firsts Magazine Inc. 1999 Vol.9; No. 9 Card cover Very good condition 
This is a good issue for anyone interested in Henry David Thoreau and his writings. It doesn't matter if you are a collector, or just a reader -- every article is about Thoreau. the articles include: Collecting Henry David Thoreau; the Primary First Editions; Collecting to a Different Drummer; Reference Materials and Resources; and a fun piece on Betty MacDonald's "The Egg and I" which had just become a movie from the book. The magazine measures 8-1/2" x 10-3/4" and has 76 pages. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Grand Canyon Outings (1937)
4 Grand Canyon Outings (1937)
Chicago Rand McNally 1937 Second Edition soft cover Good-plus condition 
Very handsome booklet with many large photographs throughout. It came from a travel service affiliated with the Higbee department store in Cleveland, Ohio as per stamp on the back cover. This is a second version of the original which was a brochure and published in 1922. This one measures 8" x 9" and has 38 pages. The photographs are beautiful in black and white with a wash of pink to many. The text invites the visitor to see the Grand Canyon from various spots. Especially nice was the comment from Theodore Roosevelt on page one, "The Grand Canyon of Arizona fills me with awe. It is beyond comparison -- beyond description -- absolutely unparalleled throughout the wide world. Let this wonder of nature remain as is now is .... " Booklet is clean with a just three very small tears to cover edges which I repaired on reverse side with small pieces of archival tape. 
Price: 12.95 USD
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Lone Scouts of America: First Degree, Second Degree, Third Degree, Fourth Degree (circa 1915-1924)
5 Lone Scouts of America: First Degree, Second Degree, Third Degree, Fourth Degree (circa 1915-1924)
Chicago Lone Scouts of America circa 1915-24 soft cover Good Condition 
These four booklets taught young boys all manner of subjects -- first aid, Indian crafts, natural history, astronomy and more. The Lone Scouts were loosely organized, as membership did not hinge on adult leadership. Many kids lived in rural areas and were truly lone scouts. All you had to do was sign up through the mail and you could obtain the various publications and other items. In 1924, however, the loners merged with the Boy Scouts. The strong Native American influence was that of the works of Ernest Thompson Seton. Booklets measure 4" x 6" and have a cumulative 223 page count. Booklets are clean and tightly bound, but have been used and have minor faults, but nothing egregious. There's also included two advertising pieces from the Lone Scouts, one of which is a letter and a page on how to win badges and medals, and a magazine subscription form. The other is an application to join. There is some browning to the letter which had been placed against the back of the front cover of Volume 1. I have sequestered the advertising in a cello bag and will send it as such with the booklets.. 
Price: 120.00 USD
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Nature Magazine January 1934
6 Nature Magazine January 1934
Washington D.C. American Nature Association 1934 Volume 17, No.1 soft cover very good 
This issue really packs a wallop -- lots of good topics here including a jungle adventure to Barro Colorado Island in Gatun Lake, Canal Zone, feeding birds from a windowsill, American wildlife sculptors, the monitor lizard, Samuel Untermyer orchid collector, birds of Florida, and a lioness cub raised in an apartment. Measures 8-1/2"x11-1/2" and is crisp and clean and tightly bound. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Normandie Souvenir Number (The Shipbuilder Magazine  June, 1935)
7 Normandie Souvenir Number (The Shipbuilder Magazine June, 1935)
London Shipbuilder Magazine 1935 June, 1935 soft cover Good condition 
Though this magazine leaves a bit to be desired due to creasing to cover, a small chip to outer edge of back cover and some paper loss to spine at top and bottom, it's a very desirable item. The entire issue is about the Normandie replete with several fold-out diagrams and gorgeous color paintings of the ship and its interior, plus photographs showing the machinery on board. One (in better condition) sold at auction for $598. The magazine is very large and measures 10" x 13" with 154 clean pages, plus several pages of ads. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Postcard Snowball Dining Room In Mammoth Cave (Kentucky)
8 Postcard Snowball Dining Room In Mammoth Cave (Kentucky)
Isle Royale National Park, Michigan National Park Concessions Inc. Unknown Date Very good condition 
Very nice view of the Snowball Dining Room in Mammoth Cave in Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky. The ceiling is comprised of gypsum crystals which look much like snow covering the entire ceiling. The restaurant is 267 feet underground. Luncheon was served on both Scenic and All Day Trips. The restaurant was "air-conditioned by nature" to maintain a constant 54 degrees. Card will arrive in a brand new plastic sleeve. 
Price: 7.95 USD
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Postcards Animals American Museum of Natural History (Akeley African Hall 12 cards)
9 Postcards Animals American Museum of Natural History (Akeley African Hall 12 cards)
New York City American Museum of Natural History Pre-1943 (no 2-digit postal code) Fine condition 
Here we have a dozen postcards photographed in black and white showing wild animals which were preserved in Akeley African Hall of the American Museum of Natural History.The Akeley was named for Carl Akeley, naturalist, photographer, sculptor, and taxidermist. It was he who envisioned the hall in 1909 and collected many of the specimens for it. There are extensive descriptions on the back of each card. Subjects include an East African Plains Group, Gerenuk, White-Mantled Colobus, Giraffe and Grant Gazelle,Chimpanzee, Greater Koodoo, Mountain Gorilla, Klipspringer, African Elephant, African Lion, Grevy Zebra, and Bongo. All cards are clean and unused with sharp corners. Each will arrive in its own brand new plastic sleeve. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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Postcards Mammoth Cave (Echo River, Cave Entrance, Onyx Colonnade, Frozen Niagara)
10 Postcards Mammoth Cave (Echo River, Cave Entrance, Onyx Colonnade, Frozen Niagara)
Mammoth Cave, Kentucky National Park Concessions Inc. Unknown Date Very good condition 
Very nice, glossy finished postcards showing four views of Kentucky's amazing Mammoth Cave. The two golden colored ones show frozen Niagara inside the cave 75 feet high and 50 feet wide, and the onyx colonnade which shows stalagmites, stalactites, and columns. The other cards show visitors waiting in line to get in the cave via the only natural entrance which was found by a bear hunter in 1799, and the Echo River cavern stream which is 360 feet beneath the surface and is home to Eyeless Fish. All cards are clean and unused. There's a couple minor spots of edge wear and the Echo Lake one shows a tiny crease to lower left corner. Each card will arrive in a brand new plastic sleeve. Card numbers are NPC-4, 7, 13, 22. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Summit County, Ohio Metropolitan Park District (14 brochures infolder) 1975
11 Summit County, Ohio Metropolitan Park District (14 brochures infolder) 1975
Akron, Ohio summit County Metropolitm Park District 1975 Card cover, paper brochures Near fine condition 
The park districts in Summit County are breathtaking. This folder has fourteen brochures, one focused on history and reservations and a second on rules and regulations. But there are twelve more which focus on one park per brochure. These cover Virginia Kendall, Sand Run, Furnace Run, Firestone, Deep Lock Quarry, and Naturealm on the left side of the folder. On the right side are the Bike and Hike Trail, Gorge Park, Silver Creek, Goodyear Heights, O'Neil Woods, and Hampton Hills. All is clean and crisp. The folder measure 3-3/4" x 9". 
Price: 16.00 USD
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The Concord Saunterer A Journal of Thoreau Studies vol. 18, 2010
12 The Concord Saunterer A Journal of Thoreau Studies vol. 18, 2010
Concord, Massachusetts The Thoreau Society 2010 New Series Volume 18 Card cover Fine condition 
Crisp, clean journal in pristine condition. No spine crease and no names or writing. This issue contains "From Ortelius to Champlain": The Lost Maps of Henry David Thoreau; Thoreau's Rhetoric of Estrangement in "Cape Cod": Looking at America through a Knot-Hole; Aesthetic Inflections: Thoreau, Gender and Geology; Henry David Thoreau in the American Art of the 1950's; The Poet At Walden: Sojourn; On Not Building A Cabin: Notes From Henry Thoreau's Journal; "All the Change Has Been In Me": My Life As A Transcendentalist; and Deconstructing the Shed: Where I Live and What I Live For." 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The Journal of Spelean History Special Issue: A Symposium on the History of American Caves (1979)
13 The Journal of Spelean History Special Issue: A Symposium on the History of American Caves (1979)
Unknown location The American Spelean History Association 1979 Volume 13: Nos. 1 and 2 soft cover Very Good condition 
Calling all cave explorers! Here we have a publication from the American Spelean History Association at a special convention held in Pittsfield, Massachusetts August 5-12, 1979. Among the topics covered are these: Dragon Cave, America's Oldest; Adirondack and New England talus carving; a history of Alabama caves and caving; organized caving in California; Mammoth Cave history; Wyandotte Cave; saltpeter mining in West Virginia; and Confederate nitrate production. Booklet is crisp and clean, measures 8-1/2" x 11", and has 55 pages. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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The Lily Yearbook of The North American Lily Society (four volumes 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981
14 The Lily Yearbook of The North American Lily Society (four volumes 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981
Burlington, Vermont North American Lily Society Inc. 1978,'79,'80 and '81 Hard Cover Fine Condition 
Once in awhile hard cover books are ephemeral, easily disposed as one annual replaces another year after year. Here we have what four so crisp and clean it's questionable if they were even read. If lilies are your thing, these are a delight, as each volume is filled with articles and information useful to the grower. Each is illustrated with black and white photos and covers a wide array of topics. Here's some highlighta: 1978 -- China's lilies; miniature lilies; our ancestor's lilies; a theory on disease resistance and susceptibility; breeding lilies on the Canadian prairies; cloning wood lilies; leaf scorch; the harvesting and storage of lily bulbs; and ten hints to make impossible crosses possible. 1979 -- How to run a lily show; lilies as winter-flowering houseplants; early fast forcing; hybridizing; Robert Simonet and the rescued lilies; the progress and expectations of lily culture in the Netherlands; the origin of the Michigan hybrids; a lily sanctuary at the Rae Selling Berry botanic garden; and the Halloween lily. 1980 -- Growth patterns and developments of lilies; lily hybridizing in Michigan; diagnosis of virus diseases in lilies; the Montana State University series of trumpet lilies; and germinating and growing Asiatic lilyseedlings. 1981 -- Tissue culture without intimidation; growing and hybridizing lilies in New Zealand; midwestern Oriental lilies; Botrytis at Honeywood; observations and experiences with native lilies in Korea; Easter lilies in Cos and Curry County history; and the Turk's-Cap lilies of Eastern North America. All four ship for $2 in the U.S. Media mail. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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The Little Miami of Ohio; A Study of a Wild and Scenic River (1967)
15 The Little Miami of Ohio; A Study of a Wild and Scenic River (1967)
Athens, Ohio The Ohio University Development Planning Institute 1967 soft cover Very good condition 
Very nice, clean, tightly bound booklet illustrated with maps and black and white photographs. The prologue poignantly states the topic -- To Save A River. Text covers geology, water, vegetation, soil and land use, the history of the valley, outdoor recreation, recommendations and classification of the river, methods of implementation, open space preservation and more. It measures 8" tall and 12" wide with 56 pages. Not often seen. (O.) 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Three Postcards  Natural Bridge Virginia
16 Three Postcards Natural Bridge Virginia
Two Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Tree, Frederick, Maryland Two by E.C. Kropp; Tree by Bielfeld Inc. circa 1950's-60's Fine condition 
Beautiful, color-saturated cards. The one depicting the huge tree is from a different publisher than the other two, so there is a slight difference in margin and back coloration. The tree is an arbor vitae estimated to be 1000 years old. There is also one showing the Lace Water Falls and one of the natural bridge itself, all from the Natural Bridge area in Virginia. None of the cards have been postally used, but one has a name in the address box, but no other writing. All are bright and crisp with sharp corners. Each will arrive in its own plastic sleeve. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Zion, Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon; 3 National Parks Issued by Union Pacific, 1930
17 Zion, Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon; 3 National Parks Issued by Union Pacific, 1930
Omaha, Nebraska Union Pacific System 1930 Card cover Very good condition Fulton, Frank G. 
The photographs in this booklet are so pretty due to the saturated color of many images photographed by Frank G. Fulton. The booklet offers much information about all three parks -- Zion, Bryce Canyon, and Grand Canyon, plus The Cedar Breaks and Kaibab National Forest. There is much text and also maps. The booklet measures 7" x 10" and has 48 pages. There are also many black and white pictures. Booklet shows some fading to bottom edge of cover, front and back, and small superficial creases to outer corners of front cover. Overall very nice. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Of Wings and Watchers (Birding, SIGNED 1st ed.), Adamson, Scott
18 Adamson, Scott Of Wings and Watchers (Birding, SIGNED 1st ed.)
Sandusky, Ohio Photojournals Inc. 1986 First Edition Card cover Very good condition 
Bird watchers would enjoy this attractive little book written by an Ohioan who wrote for various Ohio papers on bird topics. Most of the chapters stretch beyond the Ohio borders, but there are also some that Ohioans will love, such as the annual return of the buzzards to Hinckley. Book is SIGNED on the half title page by the author thus, " Scott Adamson, First Edition, first copy, November 7, 1986 to -----------. 
Price: 10.95 USD
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Wild Flower Name Tales (1976), Anderson, Berta
19 Anderson, Berta Wild Flower Name Tales (1976)
Colorado Springs Century One Press 1976 soft copver Near fine anderson Bill (photographer) 
Very pretty and very interesting if you're a gardener, or a natural history buff. The booklet is clean and bright and appears unread. The only fault is a small blacked out price on the back and a tiny black spot on the spine. Pages are pristine with no names or writing and very handsome photos including one in color at frontis. This is isn't a field guide -- it's narrative which tells the stories of how the wildflowers of the Rocky Mountain West got their names and their namers. Booklet measures 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" with 124 pages. Map inside back cover. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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Sketching Outdoors in Summer (1988), Arnosky, Jim
20 Arnosky, Jim Sketching Outdoors in Summer (1988)
New York Lothrop, Lee and Shephard 1988 0688062865 / 9780688062866 First Edition Stated Hard cover Book is inVery good condition Jacket is in Good-plus condition Jim Arnosky 
I love art instruction items, so this one had to join the crowd in my art section. The booklet is bound in hard cover and is oversized at 9-1/2" x 11-1/2" and has 48 pages. There are no tears or chips and no names or writing other than that which appear under each drawing.The author/illustrator shares techniques for drawing but also on how to see and appreciate the beauty of the natural world. The dust jacket shows some sunning to edge at front and at back by spine and top edge. I will send it in a brand new mylar cover.Book ships for $2 media mail in the U.S. 
Price: 12.95 USD
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