Hardcover. NY/Chicago, Fleming H. Revell, 10th pr., 1915, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Fair, Hardcover. Black & white frontis photograph of Muir (repeated on dust jacket). 11 other plates plus map. Dust jacket worn, chipped (about half of spine missing).
Hardcover. New York, Longmans, Green and Co., Reprint, 1912, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 299 pages, illustrated throughout with photos in b&w. This is an abridged translation by Hugh S.R. Elliot and A.G. Thacker.Introduction by P. Chalmers Mitchell. Red cloth, gilt decorations to front and spine. Slight wear along edges and spine, light soiling to covers, faint foxing to top edge, front hinge cracked, else a very neat copy.
New York, Dutton, 3rd pr., 1950, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, green cloth with yellow stamping, 142 pages. B&W illustrations by Elinore Blaisdell. A wealth of simple, authoritative information about America's greatest nature lover written for the junior age student. 12 full page illustrations about Audubon's early life.Clean copy, no dust jacket.
Hardcover. Gotham Books, 1st, 2004, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket, 358 pages. Retracing the 1799-1804 odyssey of von Humboldt through South and Central America, Helferich synthesizes the many biographies written about the explorer into a concise appreciation of his personality and scientific significance. The author also appropriately digresses about the history of the places visited by von Humboldt, who was a perceptive reporter of conditions in the Spanish empire immediately before its colonies revolted. Despite almost three centuries of rule by 1799, the Spanish domains still had unexplored territory, tempting von Humboldt, then 30, to seek there the scientific glory he aimed for since his youth in Prussia. Supported by an inheritance and buddy Aime Bonpland, von Humboldt set forth initially to investigate a geographical controversy (Did the Orinoco River connect with the Amazon?) but wowed the world largely with his discoveries in botany, zoology, and geology. Helferich recounts the journey's risks, from piranhas to volcanoes, and his presentation is sure to satisfy reader curiosity about the explorer who had so many places named for him. Clean copy.
Hardcover. New York, Funk and Wagnalls, 1st, 1971, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Eric Sloane presents a volume containing autobiographical notes and reproductions of his paintings. 184 pages, featuring 37 color plates of Sloane's oil paintings in addition to numerous other black-ink drawings. Excellent condition; book has no internal flaws but few very light marks on the cover. Dust jacket is in very good condition, very slight rubbing and wear, price-clipped.
Hardcover. London, Sampson Low Son & Co, 1st, 1860, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 492 pages. Hardcover with 3/4 leather spine and marbled surfaces on all sides. First English edition published same year as first American edition. A clean, tight copy. moderate chipping to cover edges. and some rips to dry leather. Gilt title paste-down gone from spine.
Hardcover. London, Seven Dials , 1st, 2019, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, pictorial boards, 427 pages, color illustrations. From Gavin Thurston, the award-winning Blue Planet II and Planet Earth II cameraman with a foreword by Sir David Attenborough comes extraordinary and adventurous true stories of what it takes to track down and film our planet's most captivating creatures. Gavin has been a wildlife photographer for over thirty years. Against a backdrop of modern world history, he's lurked in the shadows of some of the world's remotest places in order to capture footage of the animal kingdom's finest: prides of lions, silverback gorillas, capuchin monkeys, brown bears, grey whales, penguins, mosquitoes - you name it-he's filmed it. No dj issued.
Hardcover. NY, Farrar Straus Giroux, 1st US, June 12, 2007, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 458 pages, b&w illustrations. Brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, pictorial dust jacket. Lovely copy. Like new.
Hardcover. University of Nebraska Press, 1st, 2016, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 512 pages. Historians, biographers, and scholars of John James Audubon and natural history have long been mystified by Audubon's 1843 Missouri River expedition, for his journals of the trip were thought to have been destroyed by his granddaughter Maria Rebecca Audubon. Daniel Patterson is the first scholar to locate and assemble three important fragments of the 1843 Missouri River journals, and here he offers a stunning transcription and critical edition of Audubon's last journey through the American West. Patterson's new edition of the journals--unknown to Audubon scholars and fans--offers a significantly different understanding of the very core of Audubon's life and work. Readers will be introduced to a more authentic Audubon, one who was concerned about the disappearance of America's wild animal species and yet also loved to hunt and display his prowess in the wilderness. This edition reveals that Audubon's famous late conversion to conservationism on this expedition was, in fact, a literary fiction. Maria Rebecca Audubon created this myth when she rewrote her grandfather's journals for publication to make him into a visionary conservationist. In reality the journals detail almost gratuitous hunting predations throughout the course of Audubon's last expedition.
Hardcover. Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1st, 2007, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket. The seventh volume of the Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted presents the record of his last years of residence in New York City. It includes reports on the design of Riverside and Morningside parks and Tompkins Square in Manhattan, as well as his comprehensive plan for the street system and rapid transit routes of the Bronx. It records his continuing work on Central Park and presents his final retrospective statement, The Spoils of the Park. In addition, volume seven contains an annotated version of the journal in which Olmsted recorded instances of political maneuvering and patronage politics in the years before his dismissal from the New York parks department in 1878. Later documents chronicle the early stages of his planning of the Boston park system--the Back Bay Fens, Arnold Arboretum, and Riverway. Other major commissions, each with its own political complications, were the grounds of the U.S. Capitol, the completion of the new state capitol in Albany, the designing of a park on Mount Royal in Montreal, and construction of the park system of Buffalo, New York. The volume also presents Olmsted's commentary on issues of the times including federal Reconstruction policy and civil-service reform.
Hardcover. NY, Dodd Mead, 3rd pr., 1943, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, bright red cloth stamped in black. Endpapers map, b&w photographs. 410 pages. The widow of Carl Akeley, naturalist, tells the story back of the exhibits for which he was responsible in the Natural History Museum in New York. This is virtually a biography, with that as a focus; it is a record of the uphill struggle to get the chance to do the thing for which he was gifted and trained; the experiences securing his speciments, adventures in the wilderness, African jungles, the Belgian Congo, the Uganda frontier -- and the immense concentration on details to get the exhibits together and to present them with complete fidelity. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Wisconsin, Stanton & Lee Publishers, Inc., 1st, 1983, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 240 pages. SIGNED BY OWEN GROMME. Color and b/w illustrations throughout. "SIGNED" sticker on front cover. Dust cover shows wear: some chipping on spine and edges, small tears along edges, light fading. Boards in great shape, only very light fading along bottom edges. From the dust jacket front flap: "...presents the life and art of a man who through eight decades of accomplishment as a naturalist and artist has provided us with a link between the 19th and 21st centuries."
Hardcover. New York, Blue Rider Press, First Edition, 2016, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 267 pages. Hardcover. Full color illustrations throughout. Bright, crisp dust jacket with light, marginal wear to edges. Clean & unmarked. A nice copy.