- Topic: NATURAL HISTORY
San Francisco: California Academy of Sciences, 1905. 80 pp., plus 57 plates. Publisher's brown cloth, spine gilt, original front and back wrappers bound in (front now detached). Bookplate and blindstamps of the Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research. Rare. The last book printed at the pioneer San Francisco printing firm of Edward Bosqui before the fire of April 1906 destroyed their plant. ... more info
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Smiley, Frank Jason.
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1921. Wrappers, faded and with some coffee colored dampstaing on the back cover, and endpaper. Otherwise very nice. ... more info
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Note overo memorie del museo del conte Lodovico Moscardo nobile veronese [...Parte Seconda].: Nel primo si discorre delle cose antiche, che in o museo si ritrouano -- Nel secondo delle pietre, minerali, e terre -- Nel terzo de corali, conchiglie, animali, frutti, & altre cose in quello contenute.
Verona: Andrea Rossi, 1672. Quarto. , 307,  311-488 pp., 113 engravings in the text and many woodcuts. Handsomely bound in full calf gilt in contemporary style, by Dusel. Text block washed and resized; some old stains remain; last index leaf missing a piece at the top (restored with matching plain paper). The first edition of the catalogue of Moscardo's celebrated collection was published at Padua in 1656 by Pablo Frabotti. This second edition extends the first by more than 180 pages, and contains many additional woodcuts, besides all the engravings reprinted in the first part. Count Lodovico Moscardo (1611-1681) assembled over thirty years... more info
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Agassiz, Alexander; and Clark, Hubert Lyman.
Cambridge, Mass.: Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard College, 1907. Original printed wrappers, slight wear. Separate from the Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Vol. L,. No. 8. ... more info
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Michaux, F. Andrew [François André].
Paris: Printed by C. D'Hautel, 1819. Three volumes, contemporary half straight-grain green goatskin, spines extra-gilt, all edges gilt, half-titles present in all volumes.156 stipple-engraved illustrations, colored by hand, the majority after Pierre Joseph Redouté. Pancrace Bessa, and Redouté's brother Henry Joseph also contributed drawings. . A little faded and rubbed, some light foxing and a light marginal dampstain in vol. 1. A handsome copy in a fancy contemporary binding. This is the first printing to contain Hillhouse's entire translation. "The Hillhouse translation by a brief mode of expression seems to have been able to condense the 135 pages on the Oaks into 112, numbering the latter... more info
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