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Set of Five Dover Fashion Paper Doll Books

By: N/A

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 134962

Condition: Very Good


This is a set of five staple-bound paper doll books: Erte Fashion Paper Dolls of the Twenties (1978, by Susan Johnston); Poiret Fashion Design Paper Dolls in Full Color (1985, by Tom Tierney); Great Fashion Designs of the Twenties (1983, by Tom Tierney); Great Fashion Designs of the Fifties (1985, by Tom Tierney); and Great Fashion Designs of The Sixties (1991, by Tom Tierney). Each book is 9 1/4"w x 12 1/4"h and printed in color on heavy cardstock. Include introduction, notes, captions. View more info

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Qui a Peur Se Robert Crumb? Who's Afraid of Robert Crumb

By: N/A

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Musee De La bande Dessinee,:

Seller ID: 136659

ISBN: 2907848224

Condition: Very Good


A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. 60 pages. 10 1/2"w x 10 1/2"h. Exhibition catalog, for exhibition presented during the International Comics Festival of Angouleme, January 27-30, 2000. Text in French and English. Biographical Summary, Interview, Selected Bibliography, and of course comics. View more info

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Beekeeping: The Gentle Craft

By: Adams, John

Price: $18.95

Publisher: N Y, Wynwood Press: 1988

Seller ID: 125321

ISBN: 0800772008

Condition: Fine


A clean, unmarked copy with a tight binding. 182 pages. View more info

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Insects and Physiology

By: Beament, J.W.L.; Treherne, J.E.

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Edinburgh and London, Oliver & Boyd: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 124732

Condition: Very Good


A clean, unmarked copy with a tight binding. 378 pages. Full gray cloth boards with embossed beetle on cover. Previous owner's name inside. View more info

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Begin to Keep Bees: A Step-by-Step Guide for the Beginning Beekeeper

By: Carrier, Franklin H.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: San Jose, CA, Carrier's Beekeeping Supplies: 1982

Inscription: Inscribed By Author

Seller ID: 126422

Condition: Fine


A clean, unmarked copy with a tight binding. 234 pages. Inscribed to entomologist John Edwards by the author. Dust jacket shows edge wear. View more info

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Biomechanics of Insect Flight: Form, Function, Evolution, The

By: Dudley, Robert

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Princton, NJ, Princeton Univ Pr: 2000

Inscription: Inscribed By Author

Seller ID: 124809

ISBN: 0691044309

Condition: Fine


A clean, unmarked copy with a tight binding. 476 pages. Inscribed by author. Contents: Flight and the Pterygote Insecta; Morphology of the Flight Apparatus; Kinematics and Aerodynamics of Flight; Energetics and Flight Physiology; Stability, Maneuverability, and Maximum Flight Performance; Evolution of Flight and Flightlessness; Flight and Insect Diversification; Future Directions in Insect Flight Biomechanics; Glossary; References; Index. View more info

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The True Book of Birds We Know

By: Friskey, Margaret

Price: $8.41

Publisher: Chicago, Children's Press: 1954

Seller ID: 135216

Condition: Very Good


Ex-library book with the usual stamps and markings. Super cool library bookplate on front endpaper. 47 pages. Beautiful color plates by Anna Pistorius. Green cloth cover with red and black birdhouse graphic. View more info

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Birds of Oregon: Status and Distribution

By: Gilligan, Jeff; Smith, Mark; Rogers, Dennis; Contreras, Alan

Price: $45.00

Publisher: McMinnville, OR, Cinclus Publications: 1994

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 123308

ISBN: 0963776517

Condition: Fine


A clean, unmarked copy with a tight binding. Sharp corners; brown leatherette hardcover. Signed by all four editors. 330 pages. View more info

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Know About Horses

By: Holmes, Edward

Price: $8.41

Publisher: London, Young World Productions Ltd.: 1972

Seller ID: 137065

Condition: Good


A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. 78 pages. Pictorial cover. Tears on cover at top and bottom of spine. 9 1/2"w x 13 1/8"h. Many beautiful illustrations by David Nockels, many full-page. View more info

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Wonders of the Stereoscope (Two Volume Set)

By: Jones, John

Price: $150.00

Publisher: N Y, Alfred A. Knopf: 1976

Seller ID: 137399

ISBN: 0394408829

Condition: Very Good


Set of two books in Good slipcase. Slipcase shows spots on the light yellow paper-covered box; cloth edges show slight wear, but no tears. The first volume is a 126 page book that surveys the history of the stereoscope from the 1850s to about 1920. Many color photos. The second volume contains a plastic fold-out stereoscope and 48 stereographs (pairs of photographs mounted side by side, for use in the stereoscope). Both are in Very Good conditon with floral printed covers. Books are 9 1/2"w x 10 1/4"h. View more info

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Queen Rearing

By: Laidlaw, Harry H. Jr.;Eckert, J.E.

Price: $77.95

Publisher: Ewing, New Jersey, U.S.A., Univ of California Pr: 1962

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 125308

ISBN: 0520006879

Condition: Near Fine


Excellent condition in every respect: sharp corners, unmarked text/interior, covers are straight and clean, as is spine. Bright yellow cloth cover. Contents include History of queen rearing, Production of queen cells, Queen-mating colonies, Care of Queens, Breeding and stock improvement, Controlled mating, Ailments of queen bees. 165 pages, charts, lots of b&w photos. View more info

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Ecology of Insect Overwintering, The

By: Leather, S. R.; Walters, K.F.A.; Bale, J.S.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 124788

ISBN: 0521417589

Condition: Near Fine


A clean, unmarked copy with a tight binding. 255 pages. Previous owner's name. The study of the overwintering process can offer an insight into the development of insects, as well as predict the patterns of disease epidemic and crop destruction caused by some species. View more info

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Royal Natural History Volume 3, Section 6: Birds

By: Lydekker, Richard (ed.)

Price: $75.95

Publisher: Frederick Warne & Co Ltd.: 1894

Edition: Ex Library

Seller ID: 124958

Condition: Fair


Ex-library copy with the usual stamps, stickers, etc. Text/interior is clean and unmarked. Binding is solid and text block is solid with some wear at hinges. Green cloth boards with gold embossed lettering on cover and spine with black embossed jungle motif. Perforated stamp on title page and gift inscription on front endpaper with "1895". Corners worn and bumped, red "X" at bottom of page ends, general edge wear. Several color plates often with the tissue protective cover missing. A great many b&w engravings in fine and lavish detail. This book has pages 289 -- 580 and... View more info

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Royal Natural History Volume 4, Section 8: Birds

By: Lydekker, Richard (ed.)

Price: $75.95

Publisher: Frederick Warne & Co Ltd.: 1895

Edition: Ex Library

Seller ID: 124959

Condition: Fair


Ex-library copy with the usual stamps, stickers, etc. Text/interior is clean and unmarked. Text block is cracked but not split between pages 448 & 449, otherwise tight, and shows wear but is solid at hinges to boards. Green cloth boards with gold embossed lettering on cover and spine with black embossed jungle motif. Perforated stamp on title page and gift inscription on front endpaper with "1896". Corners worn and bumped, red "X" at bottom of page ends, general edge wear. Several color plates often with the tissue protective cover missing. A great many b&w engravings in... View more info

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Royal Natural History Volume 4, Section 7: Birds

By: Lydekker, Richard (ed.)

Price: $75.95

Publisher: Frederick Warne & Co Ltd.: 1895

Edition: Ex Library

Seller ID: 125037

Condition: Fair


Ex-library copy with the usual stamps, stickers, etc. Text/interior is clean and unmarked. Green cloth boards with gold embossed lettering on cover and spine with black embossed jungle motif. Perforated stamp on title page and gift inscription on front endpaper with "1896". Corners worn and bumped, red "X" at bottom of page ends, general edge wear. Several color plates often with the tissue protective cover missing. A great many b&w engravings in fine and lavish detail. This book has pages 1-288 and covers Birds: Picarian Birds; The Parrot Tribe; The Owls and Ospreys; T... View more info

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Ecology of Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo), The

By: MacKinnon, Kathy; Hatta, Gusti; Halim, Hakimah; Mangalik, Arthur

Price: $450.00

Publisher: Hong Kong, Periplus Editions: 1996

Seller ID: 124695

ISBN: 0945971737

Condition: Near Fine


The Ecology of Indonesia Series Volume III. Previous owner's name inside. Front corner of dust jacket torn away. Slight edge wear to cover. 802 pages of text, plus section of color photographs. A complete summary of current scientific knowledge about Borneo. Rainforest and riverine habitats endangered by logging and industrial devlopment are described in detail, along with a discussion of land use patterns and current problems. View more info

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Die schönsten Tafeln aus dem Grossen Buch der Schmetterlinge und Pflanzen Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium. Ausgewählt, eingeleitet und beschrieben von Gerhard Nebel.

By: Merian, Maria Sibylla

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Hamburg, Hoffmann Und Campe Verlag: 1964

Seller ID: 124708

Condition: Near Fine


61 page softbound folio with text in German has small crease on top corner of cover. One loose sheet with biographical paragraph about Maria Sibylla Merian in six languages. 16 loose brightly colored plates (12 1/4" w x 18" h) of Merian's engravings: Pomeranze und Spiegeltrager; Granatapfelblute und Laternentrager; Batate und Spinner; Baumwollblatt-Jatropha und Schwarmer; Ingwergewachs und Castnia-Motten; Hibiskubluten und Schwalbenschwanz; Zedratzitrone und Bockkafer; Fledermausapfel und Gottesanbeterin; Mexikanischer Stachelmohn und Bockkafer; Bananenfrucht und Caligo; Passionsblume... View more info

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Casanova's Memoirs

By: Monet, Joseph; Casanova

Price: $19.95

Publisher: N Y., Exotica Club: 1930

Seller ID: 113197

Condition: Very Good


Full plum colored cloth boards; faded and a bit spotty at spine. Silver illustration of a nude on cover. Lovely line drawings. 290 pages. A bit musty smelling. Bumped corner. View more info

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Art of Birds

By: Neruda, Pablo

Price: $79.95

Publisher: University of Texas Pr.: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 116475

ISBN: 0292704100

Condition: Near Fine


Nice condition in every respect: clean, uncreased covers with sharp, unbent corners, text/interior free of marking of any kind. Slight edge wear to cover. Translated by Jack Schmitt. View more info

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Farming & Birds

By: O'Connor, Raymond J.; Shrubb, Michael

Price: $26.95

Publisher: N Y, Cambridge Univ Pr: 1986

Seller ID: 124267

ISBN: 0521324475

Condition: Near Fine


A clean, unmarked copy with a tight binding. 290 pages. View more info