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Image for Original wire photo of the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Grand Opening 1921

Original wire photo of the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Grand Opening 1921

By: N/A

Price: $40.00

Publisher: UPI, AP: 1921

Edition: Original Print

Seller ID: 387

Condition: Very Good


UPI, AP, 1921. Original Print. Very Good. UPI, AP, 1921. Original Print. Very Good. [Field Museum] Original wire photo of the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago. Glossy photo paper, 8 by 10-inches, dated May 2, 1921 on verso along with miscellaneous notes: “1923,” “Museums, Historical” etc. An original print, not a scan. Small crease to upper left corner and a few very light handling creases and other light marks. A lovely photo from the grand opening of the Field. View more info

Image for The Savage World: A Complete Natural History of the World’s Creatures, Fishes, Reptiles, Insects, Birds and Mammals. Founded Upon the Theory of the Progression of Species, and in Accordance with Genetic Revelation, Scriptural Truths, and the Harmony of Nature. With Introduction Describing the Geological Ages, Changes in the Earth’s Crusts, Fossil Remains of Extinct Animals, and Monsters of the Ancient Seas. Replete with Anecdote, Incident and Adventure, Illustrative of the Habits of the Animals Described. Abounding with Thrilling Experiences, Wonderful Discovers, Exciting Episodes and Descriptions of the Marvellous Curiosities of Nature in All Parts of the Globe

The Savage World: A Complete Natural History of the World’s Creatures, Fishes, Reptiles, Insects, Birds and Mammals. Founded Upon the Theory of the Progression of Species, and in Accordance with Genetic Revelation, Scriptural Truths, and the Harmony of Nature. With Introduction Describing the Geological Ages, Changes in the Earth’s Crusts, Fossil Remains of Extinct Animals, and Monsters of the Ancient Seas. Replete with Anecdote, Incident and Adventure, Illustrative of the Habits of the Animals Described. Abounding with Thrilling Experiences, Wonderful Discovers, Exciting Episodes and Descriptions of the Marvellous Curiosities of Nature in All Parts of the Globe

By: Buel, J.W.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA/St. Louis, MO, Historical Publishing Company: 1889

Seller ID: 3062

Condition: Good


Light green cloth with full-panel cover and spine decorations in black, silver, and gold, illus. endpapers, 21 by 27 cm, color frontis, 722 pp., “embellished with over 1500 elegant engravings, illustrating the animals of the Earth in their natural condition, and [2] magnificent colored plates.” Light rubbing to the boards, with scratches and light stains; wear at the corners and softening and small tears at the head and tail of the spine. The front and rear hinges are cracked, but intact; the ffep has small chips and tears, and the rear free endpaper is detached. The leaves are heavily ... View more info

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Finches & Sparrows: An Identification Guide

By: Clement, Peter; Alan Harris; John Davis

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press: 1993

Seller ID: 2204

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with dust jacket, burgundy cloth with gilt spine titles, 16 by 24 cm, ix 500 pp., well-illustrated with color and black and white drawings. Book is very good with light bumping to the extremities; the jacket is very good with light edge wear and a few creases. No writing, highlighting, names, or other markings. The dust jacket is in a fresh mylar cover. “For the first time all 290 species in the families Fringillidae, Estrildidae and Passeridae are described and illustrated in color.” We ship our books in boxes or cardboard wraps, never in bags. Bay Leaf Books (Member ABAA, I... View more info

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Geology of Michigan

By: Dorr, Jr., John A.; Donald F. Eschman

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Ann Arbor, The University of Michigan Press: 1981

Edition: later printing

Seller ID: 3015

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover, illustrated boards, 22 by 28.5 cm, viii 476 pp., illus. Very good with light shelf wear, minor rubbing at the corners and head and tail of the spine, some light scuffing on the front cover, and fading on the spine panel. No writing or other marks. First published in 1970, this textbook has become a classic of Michigan geology and paleontology. Includes well-illustrated chapters on Earth history and geologic time, general geologic setting of Michigan, Precambrian eras, the Paleozoic - era of inland seas, the List Interval, the Paleozoic (Ice Age) epoch, the Great Lakes in late gl... View more info

Image for Explorations and Adventures in Equatorial Africa; with Accounts of the Manners and Customs of the people, and of the Chase of the Gorilla, the Crocodile, Leopard, Elephant, Hippopotamus, and Other Animals

Explorations and Adventures in Equatorial Africa; with Accounts of the Manners and Customs of the people, and of the Chase of the Gorilla, the Crocodile, Leopard, Elephant, Hippopotamus, and Other Animals

By: Du Chaillu, Paul B.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Negro Universities Press: 1969

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 3132

Condition: Very Good +


Reprint (originally published in 1861 by harper & Brothers, New York). Brown cloth with gilt spine titles, 14 by 22.3 cm, 531 pp., illus., folding map at rear. Very good with lonely faint shelf wear to the boards. Paul Belloni Du Chaillu (1831-1903) was a French-American traveler, zoologist, and anthropologist. He became famous in the 1860s as the first modern European outsider to confirm the existence of gorillas, and later the Pygmy people of central Africa. The novel Tarzan of the Apes was based on Du Chaillu’s stories. He was sent in 1855 by the Academy of Natural Sciences at Phila... View more info

Image for Grand Rapids Flora: A Catalogue of the Flowering Plants and Ferns Growing Without Cultivation in the Vicinity of Grand Rapids, Michigan

Grand Rapids Flora: A Catalogue of the Flowering Plants and Ferns Growing Without Cultivation in the Vicinity of Grand Rapids, Michigan

By: Emma J. Cole

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan, Emma J Cole - A. Van Dort: 1901

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 23

Condition: Fair


Wraps, 15.8 by 24.2 cm, xxii [1] 170 pp., two-page map following the titles page, two small illus. accompanying poems. Condition is fair with edge wear and chips to the wraps, including corner loss, and wear to the head and tail of the spine. The interior is clean with light yellowing. The text block has minor edge wear and small chips/tears on the edges of a few pages only. The map is intact and in very good condition. A scarce catalog of plants of the Grand Rapids area, published by the author in 1901. Following an introduction by Cole, which includes the different ecological regions of th... View more info

Image for Three Kingdoms of Indo-China - Signed with Bookplate of Henry Field (Field Museum)

Three Kingdoms of Indo-China - Signed with Bookplate of Henry Field (Field Museum)

By: Harold J. Coolidge, Jr. and Theodore Roosevelt, Jr

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Thomas Y. Crowell Company Publishers: 1933

Edition: First edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 341

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover, lacks dust jacket, black cloth with lightly worn gilt cover and spine titles, 15 by 22.5 cm, map endpapers, frontis, 331 pp. The book has light wear and spotting to the cloth, minor wear to the corners, and a ¾-inch split in the cloth only at the foot of the rear hinge. Slight cocking to the spine. There is a previous owner's name in pen on the top edge of the front pastedown. Light foxing to the first few pages and very light, even yellowing throughout. This copy is inscribed and signed by Coolidge on the half-title page: "March 1, 1933. Stanley Field; Who made this expedition p... View more info

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The Michigan Roadside Naturalist

By: Holman, J. Alan; Margaret B. Holman

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Ann Arbor, The University of Michigan Press: 2003

Seller ID: 3208

Condition: very good +


Wraps, 15.3 by 22.8 cm, [iii] 334 pp., illus. very good with faint shelf wear to the corners – appears unread. From the publisher: “Did you know . . . ? Michigan is seventeenth in oil production in the United States. The Great Lakes are said to be the only glacially produced structures that can be seen from the moon. Michigan was once part of a coral reef. The wood frog is one of the commonest true frogs of moist woodland floors in Michigan today and is able to freeze solid during the winter without harmful effects. These and many more amazing facts await the curious traveler in The Mich... View more info

Journal of East African Natural History: The Science of Man-Eating Among Lions Panthera Leo with a Reconstruction of the Natural History of the Man-Eaters of Tsavo

By: Julian C. Kerbis Peterhans, Thomas Patrick Gnoske

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Nairobi, East Africa Natural History Society/National Museums of Kenya: 2001

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 325

Condition: New


Nairobi: East Africa Natural History Society/National Museums of Kenya, 2001. First edition. New. Nairobi: East Africa Natural History Society/National Museums of Kenya, 2001. First edition. New. Peterhans, Julian C. Kerbis and Gnoske, Thomas Patrick. Journal of East African Natural History: The Science of Man-Eating Among Lions Panthera Leo with a Reconstruction of the Natural History of the Man-Eaters of Tsavo. Nairobi: East Africa Natural History Society/National Museums of Kenya, Volume 90, Parts 1 & 2, 2001. Softcover, 6 3/4 by 9 7/8-inches, 40 pp. Glossy green card wraps. New,... View more info

Image for Natural History: The Magazine of the American Museum of Natural History, March 1958

Natural History: The Magazine of the American Museum of Natural History, March 1958

By: Purcell, John, ed.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, American Museum of Natural History: Vol. LXVII No. 3, March 1958

Seller ID: 3154

Condition: Very Good


Vol. LXVII No. 3, March 1958. Staple-bound wraps, 21.7 by 29 cm, pp. 113-168, illus. Very good with light wear to the covers and corners and a small crease to the lower corner of the front cover. Articles on African witchcraft, aqualung archaeology, pre-Columbian fine art, Komodo monitors, and scientific classification. View more info

Image for Museum Service: Bulletin of the Rochester Museum of Arts and Sciences, May 1964 [Needlecraft of Pioneer America, Canada Goose, Bush Negro Art of Dutch Guiana]

Museum Service: Bulletin of the Rochester Museum of Arts and Sciences, May 1964 [Needlecraft of Pioneer America, Canada Goose, Bush Negro Art of Dutch Guiana]

By: Smith, Mable S., ed.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Rochester, New York, Rochester Museum of Arts and Sciences: 1964

Seller ID: 3139

Condition: Near Fine


Vol. 37, No. 5, May 1964. Staple-bound wraps, 15.3 by 23 cm, pp. 71-81 (12 pp. plus wraps), illus. in black and white. Near fine. Includes museum updates and articles on needlecraft of pioneer America, the Canada Goose, bush Negro art of Dutch Guiana. View more info

Image for Gifts to the Prairie: The Work of Pioneer Nurserymen and the Art of the Prestele Family

Gifts to the Prairie: The Work of Pioneer Nurserymen and the Art of the Prestele Family

By: Watson, Daryl

Price: $30.00

Publisher: [Bloomington, IL], McLean County Historical Society: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2919

ISBN: 094378834X

Condition: Fine


Staple-bound card wraps, 22.8 by 30.5 cm, vi 26 pp., illus. Fine. A companion book for the 2008 exhibit of the same name: “As the American frontier expanded into the prairies of the Midwest, a voracious appetite for tree planting arose. F. K. Phoenix, who opened his Bloomington Nursery in 1852, possessed a love of nature and a missionary zeal to plant the prairies. In 1867, having established the largest nursery in the ‘West,’ he hired artist William Henry Prestele to oversee the design and production of exquisite hand-colored lithographs for the trade. The Prestele family pioneered th... View more info

Image for Natural History: The Magazine of the American Museum of Natural History, September 1954

Natural History: The Magazine of the American Museum of Natural History, September 1954

By: Weyer, Edward M., Jr., ed.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, American Museum of Natural History: Vol. LXIII No. 7, September 1954

Seller ID: 3153

Condition: Good


Vol. LXIII No. 7, September 1954. Staple-bound wraps, 21.7 by 29 cm, pp. 292-336, illus. Light wear to the covers and corners and creases on the spine. Articles on the east African Kikuyu tribe (Mau-Mau), insect pests, the teeth of woodchucks, Olympic National Park, Sulphur mining, etc. View more info

Image for The Making of Species [with the Bookplate of Gilbert Grosvenor and Library Stamp of Alexander Graham Bell]

The Making of Species [with the Bookplate of Gilbert Grosvenor and Library Stamp of Alexander Graham Bell]

By: [Gilbert Grosvenor, Alexander Graham Bell] Dewar, Douglas; Frank Finn

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London/New York, John Lane The Bodley Head/John Lane Company: 1909

Seller ID: 2833

Condition: Very Good


Red cloth with gilt spine and cover titles, top edge gilt, 15 by 22.8 cm, xix 400 pp., 15 illus. Heavy fading on the spine with chips and tears at the head of the spine; small stain on the front cover; passages underlined in pencil throughout. This copy contains not only the armorial bookplate of Gilbert Grosvenor on the front pastedown, but a “Library of Alexander Graham Bell” stamp on the ffep as well. Linked by business and by marriage, this volume sat in both men’s libraries. “Grosvenor was hired by the president of the National Geographic Society, the inventor Alexander Graha... View more info