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. 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. New York, Thomas Crowell, 1st, 1970, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 213 pages. Hardcover with price-clipped dust jacket. Women of America Series. Light fading and edgewear to dust jacket. Cover boards show light rubbing.
Softcover. Darmstadt GR, L.C. Wittich, 1st, 1953, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 342 pages, b&w photographs. Compiled by C.A. Schenck, director of the school from 1898 to 1914. SIGNED BY SCHENCK on title page. Clean copy.
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. Norm Brauer Publications, 1st, 1996, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover. As an historical record, and for those of us who are fascinated by any of the principals of this book (Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, John Burroughs, or Harvey Firestone), the photographs presented in this book are priceless. Here are personal and private glimpses of these men that have rarely been seen, at least in the past 70 years, and certainly not in such a consolidated format. There are brief passages associated with each set of photographs, and there is the occasional anecdote.
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.
Hardcover. New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1st, 1901, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 273 pages. Hardcover. B/w illustrations throughout. Top edge gilt, fore and bottom edges untrimmed/deckled. Cover boards bound in light green, gilt title on spine and front cover, front cover decorated. Ex-library book with accompanying labels, stamps and markings, including dated stamp from when it was acquired (Jan 29, 1902). Covers show a touch of age-wear, a spot of soil on top of front cover. Binding still tight. In great shape for its age.