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A Selection of Aesop's Fables (translated by Boris Artzybasheff)

By: Aesop

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Chamberlain Press: 1984

Seller ID: 1007


boards, 5"x6. A selection of fables illustrated with colored wood engravings by Sarah Chamberlain and translated by Boris Artzybasheff. Limited signed edition of 150 copies. Signed by the illustrator on the limitation page. Ten coloured plates, each with small illustration on the reverse. View more info

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Hosie’s Aviary

By: Baskin, Leonard [wth Tobias, Lucretia, Hosie, & Lisa Baskin]

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Viking Press: 1979

Edition: 1st ed.

Inscription: Signed by Baskin

Seller ID: sw180315a


4to, green cloth. 1st ed, signed by illustrator Leonard Baskin in red ink on the front end paper. A companion volume to his Caldecott Honor Book Hosie’s Alphaet; kBaskins illustraions of birds with light verse. A light fade line along bottom of front cover, else fine in fine d/w. View more info

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The Book of the Hamburgs

By: Baum, L. Frank

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Books of Wonder: 1991

Seller ID: g1001


First thus. Facsimile edition;first hardcover edition. 12mo, brown illustrated cloth. Published 14 years before The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, this was Baum's first book -- an illustrated guide to the breeding and raising of the many varieties of Hamburg chickens. The book displays the origins of Baum's folksy writing style. New copy. View more info

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Of Englishe Dogges, the diversities, the names, the natures, and the properties. A Short Treatise written in latine by Johannes Caius

By: Caius, Johannes

Price: $185.00

Publisher: London, A Bradley: 1880

Seller ID: 07151


A reprint of the earliest book on dogs in the English language, first published in 1576. Published in May 1880. 8vo. 1/4 cloth, gray boards. Leather imprinted spine. 1st thus. Good; a 1" diagonal crack across the upper right corner of front cover; front cover sunned. . Interior clean and bright. Title page only is in facsimile; the rest has been reset in new type View more info

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The Wasp in a Wig/A Suppressed Episode of Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There

By: Carroll, Lewis

Price: $43.50

Publisher: New York, Lewis Carroll Society of North America: 1977

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 01302


A suppressed chapter of "Alice" published here for the first time in a limited edition of 750 copies. 8vo, red cloth, 72 pp. New copy; no d/w issued. View more info

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Oomingmack: The Expedition to the Musk Ox Island in the Bering Sea

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $35.00

Publisher: NY, Hastings House: 1967

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: s10022


Matthiessen was a member of the Nunivak Expedition formed to capture a group of musk ox calves to raise for their wool. Black and white photographs by the author. Book is flawless. Dustwrapper has a faded spine and faint sun line 1/4" wide along spine. View more info

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Oomingmak

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $55.00

Publisher: NY: Hastings House: 1967

Inscription: Signed by PM on title page

Seller ID: s1806222n


1st ed., 12mo, sienna cloth. An unusual small volume written for young adults, perhaps for use in schools; an account of an expedition to an island in the Bering Sea inhabited by musk oxen. Illustrated with Matthiessen's photographs. Fine, virtually pristine copy in fine d/w with some sunning at bottom of spine and small nick at top. Signed on title page. View more info

Rascal / A Memoir of a Better Era

By: North, Sterling

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton: 1963

Seller ID: 121317


4th printing, with tipped-in typed presentation (TLS) signed by North in red pencil. Lower right corner bumped, otherwise a fine copy in fine dust jacket. Winner of the Dutton Animal Book Award for 1963. View more info

The Tree Where Man Was Born / The African Experience [Photos by Eliot Porter] [Signed Copy]

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $125.00

Publisher: NY: Dutton: 1972

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: s180622d


NY: Dutton, 1972. 4to, brown cloth. Essays by PM with color photos by Porter. A pristine copy of the first edition in the first issue dust jacket with both the $17.50 price and the introductory $14.95 price good until October 25, 1972. Most first issue jackets are found clipped so that only the higher price shows. Signed by Matthiessen on the title page. View more info

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Blue Meridian/The Search for the Great White Shark [Signed copy]

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $60.00

Publisher: NY: Random House: 1971

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: s180622s


1st ed., 8vo, cream and blue cloth. Matthiessen accompanies a crew of professional divers on a world-ranging expedition to find and film the great white shark. Adapted for the film Blue Water/White Death. Near fine in d/w. The book itself is bright and tight with no interior flaws; there is a thin line of sun fading at top and bottom of spine and a small, light smudge at front top edge. The dustjacket has a narrow band of toning at top and bottom of flaps and a ¼” ni... View more info

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Seal Pool

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $75.00

Publisher: NY: Doubleday: 1972

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: s180622u


1st ed., 8vo, illustrated cloth. Matthiessen's first and only children's book, with an ecological theme. Jacket and illustrations by William Pene du Bois. This copy is with the special reinforced library binding, as originally issued. A pristine copy in near fine d/w. The book itself is flawless; the jacket is lightly soiled at edges and is price-clipped. View more info

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Snow Leopard, The [Franklin Mint edition, signed]

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $3,225.00

Publisher: Franklin Mint: 1978

Edition: 1st ed.

Inscription: Signed on title page.

Seller ID: s180622x


Full morocco binding, gilt and embossed. Published several days before the trade issue, this is the true first edition. Issued as a limited edition only to members of the First Edition Society, but the number of copies printed is unknown. A fine, pristine copy, with the 8-page ‘Publisher’s Notes’ pamphlet laid in. Signed after publication by Matthiessen on the half-title page. Signed copies of this edition are quite scarce. View more info

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A Whale in Spring

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $575.00

Publisher: University of Nevada: 1980

Edition: 1st ed.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: s180622z


11"x14", 4 pp. A brief reminiscence and lament about an observation of whales. One of 25 copies printed on an 1837 Columbina handpress by Jean Tarascio. A Fine, pristine copy, signed by Matthiessen. Accompanied by a copy of the Westigan Review of poetry [sic], Issue 12, 1978, where the prose piece first appeared. A near fine copy with just a bit of surface wear at corners and edges. Probably the scarcest item in the PM canon. View more info

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Dame Wiggins of Lee

By: Ruskin, John (Ed.) Greenaway, Kate (illus.)

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Kent, George Allen: 1885

Seller ID: 1032


George Allen, Orpington, Kent, 1885. Hardcover. First edition thus (originally published in 1823). Octavo. 20pp. Original gilt-stamped decorated brown cloth. Edited, with additional verses, by John Ruskin, and with several new illustrations by Kate Greenaway. Illustrated with twenty-two woodcuts. In this copy, the first three illustrations have been hand-colored; the woodcuts from the 1823 edition remain monotone. Very good copy. Inked inscription on front end paper and ... View more info