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    • 1877
    • Librería: Horizon Books (Canada)
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    • Notas Bibliográficas: 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; xii, 353 pp, frontis of Guatemala scene with tissue guard, title page printed in black and red with border and with engraved vignette of Flores, Lake of Peten. original red cloth, decorated in black, gilt spine title lettering, spine a little darkened, worn and repaired, lightly foxed, mainly on front few leaves, interior is clean and very good in good+ cover. A picture of this book is available upon request by Grieb GU197: 'One of the classic travelogues by an experienced travel book author, recounting his observations during a visit to Guatemala and the Yucatan during ... leer más
    • 1954
    • Librería: Horizon Books (Canada)
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    • Notas Bibliográficas: 12mo [22 x 14.5 cm]; vi, 101 pp, photo frontispiece. original cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, clean and unmarked, fine copy, includes a four page 'Report of the Council of the Ray society for 1958-59', inserted loose. A picture of this book is available upon request by email. The author gives a detailed history of the Ray Society, one of the most important natural history organizations of the time, together with an annotated bibliography of the society with full details including collations, plate lists, number printed, etc, arranged by subject. At the end is a listing of ev... leer más
    • [1990]
    • Librería: Horizon Books (Canada)
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    • Notas Bibliográficas: 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; xix, 216 pp, illus. original cloth backed boards, gilt spine title lettering, dj (price clipped, lightly used but still quite good), near fine, clean and unmarked. A picture of this book is available upon request by email. 'It reminds me of the diaries of Virginian Woolf, in that the whole adds up to so much more than the sum of the parts' [from the introduction by travel writer Jan Morris]. A fine retrospective and inspiring narrative based on the novelist author's thirty years of travels through Mexico. The true first edition. leer más
    • [1989]
    • Librería: Horizon Books (Canada)
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    • Notas Bibliográficas: 4to [28 x 22 cm]; 516, [i, ad] pp, color frontis, over 400 color & 250 bw illus, maps, bibliog, index of plants, index of people, index of locations, index of gardens, glossary, colored endpaper maps. original cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, dj (slight wear at spine ends), else fine, clean with the author's signature on title page 'with best wishes, Roy Lancaster 21st November 1989'. A picture of this book is available upon request by e After a useful introduction to plant hunting in China, with brief biographies of all the main collectors, the author describes his many trav... leer más
    • 1898
    • Librería: Horizon Books (Canada)
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    • Notas Bibliográficas: 8vo [21 x 14 cm]; xv, 272 pp, frontis, double page colored chromolithograph of the Queensland flowering cotton tree, 15 other plates, illus, folding colored map. original pictorial gilt cloth, gilt lettering, gilt bright, stain on small part of spine and rear cover, light foxing on few leaves, otherwise a sound, good copy. A picture of this book is available upon request by email. Rowan was both a fine botanical and wildlife artist and an explorer, acclaimed internationally for her wildflower paintings. "Flower Hunter is a book of travel and adventure, the type of book then fashionable, bec... leer más
    • 1957
    • Librería: Horizon Books (Canada)
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    • Notas Bibliográficas: 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; 19 pp. original heavy paper wraps, with title lettering in decorative border, few pencil notes in margin, signature on inside cover dated 1958, very good. A picture of this book is available upon request by email. Includes a loose short article on Summer Pruning of Fruit Trees by H. H. Thomas. Most of the work lists the many shrubs with suggestions how to prune. leer más
    • [1972]
    • Librería: Horizon Books (Canada)
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    • Notas Bibliográficas: 8vo [21 x 14 cm]; 25 pp, color photos, 3 maps including double-page. original heavy paper color wraps with colored plate and lettering on cover, map on rear cover, very good clean copy. A picture of this book is available upon request by email. A detailed guide to this arboretum, includes an interesting list of the biggest specimens known in Britain with dimensions. Mostly trees and shrubs. leer más
    • 1868
    • Librería: Horizon Books (Canada)
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    • Notas Bibliográficas: 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; xxvii, 424 pp, frontispiece portrait of author, inscribed & signed in the plate, large foldout map partly colored, 8 plates and other illustrations (complete), with the half-title page. original blind-stamped cloth with gilt decoration on front cover, expertly rebacked preserving original spine (except small parts at ends), gilt spine title lettering, light wear at edges, very good copy, sound and solid binding. A picture of this book is Sabin 34090. Humphreys 1571. Extensive travels in Paraguay, Bolivia, Argentina to Brazil, based on the author's experiences. Borba de Mor... leer más
    • [1953]
    • Librería: Horizon Books (Canada)
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    • Notas Bibliográficas: 8vo [24 x 15 cm]; 22, [i], [i, ads], photo plates, other illustrations, tables of plants for different conditions with their size, color, flowering dates, etc. original heavy paper pictorial wraps with title lettering, light foxing, mostly marginal, light wear, very good. A picture of this book is available upon request by email. Still useful guide for making, preparing and planting boxes for windows including hanging baskets, balcony boxes, shrubs in tubs, growing herbs, strawberries, bulbs shrubs, etc in boxes. A 'Better Gardening' Handbook, with the original page of ads and ad for wood p... leer más
    • [1881-1883]
    • Librería: Horizon Books (Canada)
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    • Notas Bibliográficas: 4to [33 x 25]; 2 volumes in 4 bound divisions, complete; x, 240, vi, [239]-478; vi, 240, vi, [239]-474 pp, 42 engraved plates incl frontis & extra engraved titles, 2 double-page colored maps, over 700 other illus incl full-page, black & red printed title. original green pictorial cloth, gilt title lettering on covers & spines, all edges gilded, light wear at spine ends and corners, small private ink stamp in each volume, a complete attractive set, clean interior, free of usual foxing, overall very good. A The author was assisted in this massive undertaking by various scholars and travelers ... leer más
    • 1997
    • Librería: Horizon Books (Canada)
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    • Notas Bibliográficas: 4to [27 x 21 cm]; 2 volumes, 258; 185 pp, numerous colored and black and white plates and illustrations, including folding, indexes, bibliography, includes the original printed prices realized for each volume. original pictorial heavy paper covers with title lettering on spines and cover, few notes of original owner, but very good+ condition. A picture of this book is available upon request by email. An important reference of 691 auction lots containing thousands of books with detailed descriptions and considerable commentaries on the more important items. Includes books from the rare book ... leer más
    • 1926
    • Librería: Horizon Books (Canada)
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    • Notas Bibliográficas: 8vo [21 x 13 cm]; 2 volumes bound in one, x, 706 pp, frontis of Ayers, full page illustrations. original cloth, fine clean copy, unmarked. A picture of this book is available upon request by email. This has become a standard reference in ornithology, with collations, numbers of plates, etc, as well as useful descriptions and importance of the thousands of books described. Wilfred H. Osgood provides a historical preface. The catalogue "includes the splendid collection of books dealing wholly or in part with birds which has been presented to Field Museum by Edward A. Ayer, and all other works... leer más
    • 1974
    • Librería: Horizon Books (Canada)
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    • Notas Bibliográficas: 8vo [[23 x 16 cm]; xix, 643 pp, frontis, indexes to authors, titles. original brown cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, joints with some wear, spine lightly faded but lettering clear, interior is clean, fine and unmarked. A picture of this book is available upon request by email. Preceded by a detailed 148 page introduction, the book describes thousands of the most important books and other works on the subject, including books on birds, fish, etc, with descriptions giving date, collations and most with descriptions of the importance and significance of the work. A standard refe... leer más
    • ND [C 1990]
    • Librería: Horizon Books (Canada)
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    • Notas Bibliográficas: 8vo [23 x 16 cm]; [x], 338 pp, frontis, illustrations including full-page. original cloth gilt spine title lettering, fine and clean copy, unmarked. A picture of this book is available upon request by email. Describes thousands of titles, including many not in earlier references such as Zimmer and Wood, and gives details on collations, plates, maps, etc. Most useful. leer más
    • [1992]
    • Librería: Horizon Books (Canada)
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    • Notas Bibliográficas: 8vo [23 x 16 cm]; xxxiv, 258 pp, appendices, bibliographical notes, index. original cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, dj (light wear to corner), clean fine copy in near fine dj. A picture of this book is available upon request by email. Based on the author's translation of the Sefer Yetzirah, or, book of creation, one of the first and most important works on Kabbalah, each section or mishnah has a detailed commentary. The detailed 34 page introduction provides an explanation of the concepts and there are several appendices with further details. leer más
    • 1938 [1990]
    • Librería: Horizon Books (Canada)
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    • Notas Bibliográficas: 4to [29 x 22 cm]; xviii, 251 pp, 14 plates including frontis, index of names and geographical index. original red cloth, gilt spine title lettering, 2 pages with barely visible foxing in margin, else a fine, clean and unmarked copy. A picture of this book is available upon request by email. Based mainly on the collection of books containing plates with figures of birds and their eggs now in the University Library at Copenhagen and including a catalogue of these works, the book includes an important and detailed 87 page description of the literary history of bird books and their illustration... leer más
    • 1993
    • Librería: Horizon Books (Canada)
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    • Notas Bibliográficas: 4to [28 x 21.5 cm]; iii, 39 pp, map, table. original pictorial heavy paper wraps, printed title lettering on cover, few small ink letters on cover, else near fine and clean. A picture of this book is available upon request by email. Includes a chronology of botanical exploration, cryptogamic flora, ethnobotanical collecting in Amazonian Ecuador, status of botanical inventory of area, annotated list of collectors, index to localities, literature cited. leer más
    • 1930
    • Librería: Horizon Books (Canada)
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    • Notas Bibliográficas: 8vo [25.5 x 17 cm]; [vi], 99 pp, frontis from photo, 57 plates from drawings. original printed paper wrappers with title lettering on spine and cover, slight wear at spine ends but clean, unmarked fine copy. A picture of this book is available upon request by email. A detailed account, very well-illustrated, most drawings by Helen Gillespie Sperry. leer más
    • 1989
    • Librería: Horizon Books (Canada)
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    • Notas Bibliográficas: 4to [28 x 21.5 cm]; iii, 20 pp, full-page map. original pictorial heavy paper wraps, with printed title lettering, small ink stamp on cover, else near fine copy, clean throughout. A picture of this book is available upon request by email. A useful work consisting of an introduction by authors, a detailed bibliography, mostly with annotated descriptions and a list of general reference works. leer más
    • [1988]
    • Librería: Horizon Books (Canada)
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    • Notas Bibliográficas: 4to [28.5 x 22 cm]; xv, 280 pp, numerous color illus from photos, black and white photos, many drawings of orchids, maps, map endpapers, index. original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj, fine in fine jacket, clean throughout. A picture of this book is available upon request by email. The author of the 6 volume Venezuela Orchids Illustrated, traveled widely in Venezuela in search of its 1,200 orchid species. This is an interesting mixture of botany and adventure which appeared in the American Orchid Society Bulletin over a 40 year period. The Lost World was made famous by Arthur Conan D... leer más
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