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1 August 32, 2000 and Other Essays for a New Millennium Newmeyer, John
San Francisco, CA, U.S.A. Bright Moon Press 1994 0-9641233-0-4 / 9780964123304 First Edition Hard Copy Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Inscribed By Author
Bright Moon Press, San Francisco, 1994. 1st edition. 174 pages. Inscribed by author on front end page as follows: "For Linda Burgess - To commemorate an evening with Congressman Barney Frank, which gave rebirth to a world of hope. [signed] John Newmeyer 21-VIII-02". There is no indication whether the inscription is to the artist Linda Burgess or to a different person with that name. Book and dust jacket are in Near Fine condiition. From the dust jacket: "'August 32, 2000' comprises 45 essays in seven topic areas: Coping with the World, Human Society, Animal Life, Politics, Taste, Health, and Drug Abuse. The pieces are short, witty, often mordant, and consistently thought-provoking....Other essays touch on the social class of vegetables, whales as world citizens, conract bridge for six players, and a Leap Day for August." 
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2 Catskill Trails Mulholland, W. D.
Albany, NY, U.S.A. State of New York Conservation Department 1940 Soft Cover Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
New York State. Conservation Dept., Albany, NY, 1940. 34 pages. Soft cover. Booklet is in Very Good condition: stapled binding has somewhat enlarged holes around the stapes but binding is secure; creasing; edge wear. This is the scarce 1940 edition. Includes 9 b/w photographs, a fold-out map in Near Fine condition which has trails shown in color, and a sketched map of trails near North Lake. 
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3 Escape to the American Desert Lansing, David
New York Fodor's Travel Publications 2002 0-679-00799-7 / 9780679007999 Stated 1st Edition/1st Printing Hard Copy Very Good+ No Jacket 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall Karnow, Catherine, Photographer 
Fodor's Travel Publications, New York, 2002. 95 pages. Has text and photographs on the following: White Sands National Monument - Alamogordo, New Mexico; Hubbell Trading Post - Navajo Nation, AZ; On Horseback Through Monument Valley - Arizona and Utah; Sedona, AZ; Finding Frank Lloyd Wright in the Arizona Desert; Whiteriver, White Mountain Apache Reservation - AZ; The Living Desert - Palm Desert, California; Starry Nights in Palm Springs, CA; Anza-Borrego Desert State Park - Borrego Springs, CA; Canyon De Chelly - Chinle, AZ; Saguaro National Park - Tucson, AZ; Slickrock Mountain-Bike Trail - Moab, Utah; An Opera House and a Castle Near Death Valley, CA; Death Valley National Park, CA; Bodie State Historic Park, Near Bridgeport, CA; Hatch Chile Festival - Hatch, New Mexico. Book is in Very Good+ condition. No dust jacket. 
Price: 5.50 USD
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4 Flowering Cacti and Other Flowering Plants Rose, H.
New York Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. 1958 Hard Copy Very Good+ Very Good 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall Niepce, Janine, Photographer 
99 numbered pages. 1st American edition. Contains 17+ pages of text and 40 color full-page photographs of flowering cacti with a description of the plants in the plates. Book is in Very Good+ condition - light edge wear; light fading on end pages. Dust jacket is in Very Good condition - small chips on the edges at the folds. Gift wrap and gift card available. The text has the following headings: Flowering Cacti and Other Succulent Plants; Different Families of Succulent Plants; Geographical Distribution; Utility of Succulent Plants; The Fashion in Succulent Plants; How to Make a Collection; How to Propagate the Plants; How to Cultivate and Care for Succulent Plants. Note that in this printing, the title on the title page ("Flowering Cacti and Other Flowering Plants") is different from the title on the half-title page and dust jacket ("Flowering Cacti and Other Succulent Plants"). 
Price: 4.50 USD
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5 How to Grow Spring Flowers From Bulbs Norton, Claire
Garden City, New York, U.S.A. Doubleday, Doran & Co. 1935 Stated 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
Doubleday, Doran & Co., Garden City, NY, 1935. Stated 1st Edition. Soft cover in stiff cardboard wraps. Book is in Very Good condition: age tanning on covers and pages; light wear. Contents are: In Praise of Bulbs! Planning Spring Bulb Pictures; Preparation and Planting; Cultivation and Care; Tulips, Daffodils, and Hyacinths; Other Bulbs for Springtime Flowers; Index. 
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6 Little Beasts of Field & Wood Cram, William Everett
Boston, MA U.S.A. Small, Maynard & Company 1899 Hard Copy Very Good No Jacket Ex-Library 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
Small, Maynard & Company, Boston, 1899. Ex-library with usual markings; ex-library sticker on front pastedown is dated Mar. 1900. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7 Nature as Designer: A Botanical Art Study Bager, Bertel
New York, New York, U.S.A. Reinhold Publishing Corporation 1966 Hard Copy Very Good Good+ 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Reinhold Publishing Corporation, New York, 1966. Book is in Very Good condition: light edge wear; prior owner's name in ink on front paste down; boards don't lay quite flat; binding is tight and square, and pages are otherwise clean. Dust jacket is in Good+ condition: chipping, 2 small closed tears, rubbing, and fading on edges. From the dust jacket: "A first glance through this unusual book will indicate the fascinating world of design to be found in plants. Every artist, designer, sculptor, architect, teacher, student and nature lover will find an astonishing new vocabulary of forms in this introduction to the obvious in nature which often escapes our attention. Your eyes will be taught to see what nature puts here, grasses, seedpods, mosses, lichens -- season after season, free for the taking -- in meadows, forests and your own backyard, just as Dr. Bertel Bager has discovered them over the years in his walks through the countryside in many parts of the world. Handsomely illustrated in large detail with an interestingly written and informative text, and a complete section on the popular and scientific name of each plant, this is a book with extra dividends for everyone, since an interest is engendered for a lifetime of enrichment on every stroll or excursion. The designs and 'collectable' forms of beauty assembled here will stimulate the creative imagination of every creative artisan to new possibilities and horizons in design." 
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8 New England Wild Places Tougias, Michael - SIGNED BY AUTHOR
North Attleborough, MA, USA Covered Bridge Press 1997 0924771887 / 9780924771880 Soft Cover Very Good+ 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Signed by Author
247 pages. Signed by author on title page (flat-signed, meaning that only the author's signature apperas; there is no inscription to any person). The following subtitle appears on the cover, but not on the title page: Journeys Through the Back Country. Book is in Very Good+ condition: wear at top of spine; front cover curling lightly; sticker on front cover that has "Autographed" preprinted on it. From the jacket: "For those who love our region's woods, rivers and backcountry, armchair explorer and active outdoor enthusiast alike New England Wild Places combines the engaging reading of a travelogue with the peculiarity of a guidebook. Ranging from the Northern Forests of Maine to the wilds of Quabbin Reservoir in Massachusetts, veteran outdoorsman Michael Tougias entertains and informs while taking you on 14 fascinating journeys. He retraces the paths of Thoreau and other explorers, weaving in their history and adventures along with his own observations and encounters. And with his reverence for nature, Tougias adds another dimension to his journeys, making them adventures of the spirit as well as the senses." Gift wrap and gift card available. 
Price: 15.75 USD
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9 Quest for Walden: The 'Country Book' in American Popular Literature Owings, Loren C.
Davis, CA University of Californa 1977 Soft Cover Near Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Osborne, Mimi 
17 pages. Keepsake Number 8 in a series issued by Library Associates of the University Library, Davis. Limited edition of 800 copies for Library Associates by the University of California Printing Department, Berkeley. Illustrations by Mimi Osborne. Foreword by Bernard Kreissman. Soft cover. Laid in are: (1) a form letter dated September 1977 from Library Associates with a "Dear Friends" salutation, in which the President of Library Associates transmits this book; (2) a Membership Questionnaire enclosed with that letter; and (3) a notice from the Vacaville Friends of the Library about a book tour of San Francisco in 1977. Book is in Near Fine condition. From the Foreword: "[A] consuming interest in nature led Owings to the discovery of an extensive body of literature which chronicles the country life experiences of former city dwellers who had adopted country residence to fulfill their need to return to the land--to see independence and security, as well as a more intimate relationship to the soil. These converts to the natural life, however, were still sufficiently sophisticated to desire to convert their experiences to print. Such products have been dubbed by Owings as the 'country book.'" Gift wrap and gift card available. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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10 Seasonal Herbs from Caprilands: Step-by-Step in the Herb Garden Simmons, Adelma Grenier
New York, New York, U.S.A. Mallard Press 1991 0792456203 / 9780792456209 Hard Copy Near Fine Near Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Wieser, George Gregory, Photographer Inscribed By Author
Mallard Press, New York, 1991. Inscribed by author on front free end page as follows: "Dec. 7, 1992 - To Claire - All Herbal Joys In all Seasons [signed] Adelma Grenier Simmons". Book and dust jacket are in Near Fine condition. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11 The A.B.C. Of Gardening Shewell-Cooper, W. E.
London Hodder and Stoughton 1946 1st Edition/Stated 1st Printing Hard Copy Very Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
264 pages. Stated 1st printing. Book is in Very Good condition - spine faded; edge wear; discoloration on boards; small stain in top margin of 6 pages. Binding is tight and pages are clean. Illustrations include: 4 plates in color; 8 gravure; and 29 line illustrations. Contents are: Soils; Manures and Manuring; Annuals and Biennials; Perennials, Herbaceous Borders and Bulbs; Shrubs; Roses; The Rock Garden; Lawns; vegetables, Rotations - Potatoes - Roots; Vegetables, Brassicas - Peas and Beans; Vegetables, Celery - Onions - Asparagus - Leeks - Marrows; Vegetables, Salads - Herbs - Unusual Vegetables - frames and Cloches; Fruit; Soft Fruit; The Commoner Pests and Diseases; Glossary; Index. Gift wrap and gift card available. 
Price: 4.25 USD
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12 The Lyrebirds of Sherbrooke Smith, L. H. - SIGNED BY AUTHOR
Melbourne, AU Georgian House 1951 Hard Copy Very Good Fair 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Signed by Author
Georgian House, Melbourne, 1951. Signed by author on front free endpage as follows: "With best wishes. L. H. Smith 15/10/66". Book is in Very Good condition: light indentation on front board; foxing on end pages; some edge wear; binding is secure, and pages are clean. Dust jacket is in Fair condition: several large chips on edges; small hole; not price-clipped. 
Price: 17.00 USD
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13 The Shadow of Kilimanjaro: On Foot Across East Africa Ridgeway, Rick
New York, New York, U.S.A. Henry Holt & Co 1998 0805053891 / 9780805053890 Stated 1st Edition/1st Printing Hard Copy Very Good+ Very Good+ 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Inscribed By Author
Henry Holt & Co., New York, 1998. Inscribed by author on title page as follows: "For Amy, [signed] Rick Ridgeway". Stated 1st edition. 1st printing. Book is in Very Good+ condition: light edge wear; tiny stain on head; light corner wear; binding and hinges are tight and square, and pages are clean and bright. Dust jacket is in Very Good+ condition: light rubbing on edges; light crease on front flap; no chips or tears; not price-clipped. From the publisher: "In one of the most acclaimed travel and adventure books of the past year, Rick Ridgeway chronicles his trek from the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro to the Indian Ocean, through Kenya's famed Tsavo Park. . . . .Ridgeway examines the effects of colonial expansion on the indigenous people, the landscape, and the animals, and contemplates the future for all of them." 
Price: 18.00 USD
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14 There's a Porcupine in My Outhouse: Misadventures of a Mountain Man Wannabe Tougias, Michael J. - SIGNED BY AUTHOR
Sterling, VA, U.S.A. Capital Books Inc 2002 1931868123 / 9781931868129 1st Edition/2nd Printing Hard Copy Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Signed by Author
Capital Books, Sterling, VA, 2002. 1st Edition/2nd Printing. Signed by the author on the half-title page (flat-signed). New book is in Near Fine condition - bumped corners. Dust jacket is in Near Fine condition - light shelf wear; not price-clipped. From the publisher: "This winsome and humorous natural history narrative describes the author’s evolution from a hapless flatlander aching to become a mountain man into an accomplished outdoor writer. Tougias’ journey begins when he buys a remote mountain-top cabin in the hopes of becoming a real 'mountain man,' and gets much more than he bargained for. Misadventure follows calamity in his encounters with wildlife, the locals, and nature. In There’s a Porcupine in My Outhouse, Tougias reveals his deepening respect for and connection to the natural world and how this transforms his ideas on all aspects of life. As his love of the outdoors grows, so does his feeling of responsibility and stewardship toward the environment. A funny, honest, and personal account, this is the perfect book for anyone who loves the outdoors and loves to laugh." Winner of the 2003 IPPY Award in the environment/ecology/nature category. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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15 What Should be the Price of Milk Morris, Charles G.
Milwaukee, WI Olsen Publishing Co 1940 Hard Cover Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
190 pages. Book is in Good condition: a strip of white tape runs between the inside front board and the title page (note: the title page is the front fly leaf) but, since the binding is tight, the purpose of the tape is unclear; boards are a little warped; minor edge wear. No dust jacket. From the author's foreword: "I have been studying the milk industry...and admit without the slightest embarrassment that many of its problems are still far from a solution. There is a wealth of technical information available concerning different details. There is also much controversy and misinformation concerning other details. This book is an attempt to present the picture of the industry so simply that any interested person may understand why it has problems and difficulties." 
Price: 17.00 USD
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