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Image for Addisonia; Publication of the New York Botanical Garden 1920

Addisonia; Publication of the New York Botanical Garden 1920

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, New York, The New York Botanical Garden: June, 1920

Edition: Volume 5, No. 2

Seller ID: 1204

Condition: 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. Me... View more info

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Three Postcards Natural Bridge Virginia

By: N/A

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Two Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Tree, Frederick, Maryland, Two by E.C. Kropp; Tree by Bielfeld Inc.: circa 1950's-60's

Seller ID: 1535

Condition: 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. View more info

Image for American Forestry Magazine December, 1918 (WWI Emphasis)

American Forestry Magazine December, 1918 (WWI Emphasis)

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Washington D.C., American Forestry Association: 1918

Edition: Volume 34, Number300

Seller ID: 1538

Condition: Good


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 conce... View more info

Image for The Lily Yearbook of The North American Lily Society (four volumes 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981

The Lily Yearbook of The North American Lily Society (four volumes 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981

By: N/A

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Burlington, Vermont, North American Lily Society Inc.: 1978,'79,'80 and '81

Seller ID: 1986

Condition: 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 ... View more info

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The Journal of Spelean History Special Issue: A Symposium on the History of American Caves (1979)

By: N/A

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Unknown location, The American Spelean History Association: 1979

Edition: Volume 13: Nos. 1 and 2

Seller ID: 2124

Condition: 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. View more info

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Normandie Souvenir Number (The Shipbuilder Magazine June, 1935)

By: N/A

Price: $150.00

Publisher: London, Shipbuilder Magazine: 1935

Edition: June, 1935

Seller ID: 2162

Condition: 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. View more info

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Postcards Animals American Museum of Natural History (Akeley African Hall 12 cards)

By: N/A

Price: $24.00

Publisher: New York City, American Museum of Natural History: Pre-1943 (no 2-digit postal code)

Seller ID: 2587

Condition: 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 Li... View more info

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The Concord Saunterer A Journal of Thoreau Studies vol. 18, 2010

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Concord, Massachusetts, The Thoreau Society: 2010

Edition: New Series Volume 18

Seller ID: 2629

Condition: 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." View more info

Image for Postcard Snowball Dining Room In Mammoth Cave (Kentucky)

Postcard Snowball Dining Room In Mammoth Cave (Kentucky)

By: N/A

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Isle Royale National Park, Michigan, National Park Concessions Inc.: Unknown Date

Seller ID: 2689

Condition: 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. View more info

Image for Postcards Mammoth Cave (Echo River, Cave Entrance, Onyx Colonnade, Frozen Niagara)

Postcards Mammoth Cave (Echo River, Cave Entrance, Onyx Colonnade, Frozen Niagara)

By: N/A

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Mammoth Cave, Kentucky, National Park Concessions Inc.: Unknown Date

Seller ID: 2690

Condition: 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... View more info

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Lone Scouts of America: First Degree, Second Degree, Third Degree, Fourth Degree (circa 1915-1924)

By: N/A

Price: $120.00

Publisher: Chicago, Lone Scouts of America: circa 1915-24

Seller ID: 2789

Condition: 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 a... View more info

Image for Zion, Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon; 3 National Parks Issued by Union Pacific, 1930

Zion, Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon; 3 National Parks Issued by Union Pacific, 1930

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Omaha, Nebraska, Union Pacific System: 1930

Seller ID: 3365

Condition: Very good condition


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. View more info

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Grand Canyon Outings (1937)

By: N/A

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Chicago, Rand McNally: 1937

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 3379

Condition: 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 com... View more info

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Firsts: The Book Collector's Magazine; Thoreau Special Issue September 1999)

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Tucson, Arizona, Firsts Magazine Inc.: 1999

Edition: Vol.9; No. 9

Seller ID: 3767

Condition: 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. View more info

Image for Summit County, Ohio Metropolitan Park District (14 brochures infolder) 1975

Summit County, Ohio Metropolitan Park District (14 brochures infolder) 1975

By: N/A

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Akron, Ohio, summit County Metropolitm Park District: 1975

Seller ID: 3889

Condition: 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". View more info

Image for Vermont In the Navy: The Vermonter Magazine October, 1905

Vermont In the Navy: The Vermonter Magazine October, 1905

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: St. Albans, Vermont, Charles S. Forbes: 1905

Edition: Vol. XI, No. 3

Seller ID: 4046

Condition: Good condition


This is one of the early Vermonter Magazines which is focused on one subject predominately. The 1905 Vermont magazine theme of October, 1905 is Vermont in the Navy which includes several articles -- The Launching of the Battleship "Vermont"; President Theodore Roosevelt on the U.S. Navy;the Honorable Charles H. Darling, Assistant Secretary of the Navy; and the Retirement of Rear-Admiral Charles E. Clark.The magazine measures 7" x 9-1/2" and shows a small bit o toning to edges. The magazine is clean inside and tightly bound. I have quite a few of these and am hoping to get the ones already her... View more info

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Ohio Caverns Ohio's Natural Wonder

By: N/A

Price: $12.95

Publisher: West Liberty, Ohio, Ohio Caverns:

Seller ID: 4047

Condition: Near fine condition


Very handsome booklet showcasing the incredible natural caves of Ohio. There is oddly no date here, but likely it's to keep expenses down by ensuring booklet longevity. It makes sense too because this was a top notch presentation. Nice paper and a full page photo in color on every page. In addition to the sight of the Crystal Sea, Of Town Pump, Crystal King, Palace of the Gods, Devil' Tea Table, Jewel Rom, The Big Room, and Palace of Natural Art, there's also a chance to pan for gems. The booklet measures 6-3/4" x 9-3/4" with 32 pages. View more info

Image for Of Wings and Watchers (Birding, SIGNED 1st ed.)

Of Wings and Watchers (Birding, SIGNED 1st ed.)

By: Adamson, Scott

Price: $10.95

Publisher: Sandusky, Ohio, Photojournals Inc.: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3375

Condition: 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 -----------. View more info

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Wild Flower Name Tales (1976)

By: Anderson, Berta

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Colorado Springs, Century One Press: 1976

Seller ID: 2863

Condition: Near fine


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. View more info

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The Legend of the Bleeding Heart 1907

By: Annie Fellows Johnston

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Bston, L.C. Page & Company: 1907

Edition: First Impression, July 1907

Seller ID: 4466

Condition: Very good condition


This is a clean, tightly bound gift book meauring 4-1/4" x 7" with 41 pages. If you love the language of flowers this is a charming legend about the bleeding heart flower and th joy it gives. There's a nice illustration at the opening of the story. ands also another nice thing -- the auhtor is Annie Fellows Johnston who is noted for the childrens' books "The Little Colonel Series. Shirley Temple played the Little Colonel in a movie. View more info