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Fishing/Mating.
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Fishing/Mating.

by Goodale, Rebecca.

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Portland, Maine:: Rebecca Goodale,, 2004.. Edition of 5. A dos a dos binding with cut paper and ink mounted on paste papers. During the mating season the Least Tern male will woo his mate with his fishing abilities. The female is given a fish each time they mate. The male spends his days perpetually fishing and mating.
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Ice Melts.
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Ice Melts.

by Goodale, Rebecca.

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Portland, Maine:: Rebecca Goodale,, 2009.. Edition of 5. 12 x 15.5"; 43 unnumbered pages, many of which fold out from the main text block. Block printed with rubber stamped letters. Cloth bound. Rebecca Goodale: "This book unfolds to reveal a vernal pool with the four indicator species and a poem about mating season." An indicator species is often the most sensitive species in the region and acts as a warning to monitoring biologists. The indicator species of the vernal Maine pool are fairy shrimp, blue salamanders and yellow spotted salamanders, and wood frogs.
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British Conchology or an Account of the Mollusca Which Now Inhabit the British Isles and the...
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British Conchology or an Account of the Mollusca Which Now Inhabit the British Isles and the Surrounding Seas - Volumes 1-5 Complete

by John Gwyn Jeffreys

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London: John Van Voorst, 1862 Volumes one to five collated and complete. Each volume has a colour frontis plate and eight monotone plates. Volume five has in addition 102 supplementary plates in monotone. Publishers original cloth, rebacked with original spines relaid. Armorial bookplate of George Henry Parke to front pastedowns. This set is ex libris A.A.Allen with his informed and useful marginalia notes. A good set with provenance.
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Horseshoe crabs mating.
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Horseshoe crabs mating.

by [Goodale, Rebecca] .

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Portland, Maine:: Rebecca Goodale,, 2014.. Edition of 3. 18.5 x 20.5"; 11 leaves. Drypoints on Japanese paper. Chine collé. Bound in cloth-covered boards. Signed and numbered by the artist. Rebecca Goodale: "Some prints cut out and attached on top of others to create illusion of wading at the edge of the sea and shore. There is also a two-page spread of chine collé larvae. This large clothbound book is read vertically, the pages moving up and down like the surf." Part of Goodale's extensive "Threatened and Endangered Species" series. Casco Bay Estuary: "Horseshoe crab spawning surveys were initiated in Maine in 2001 in response to anecdotal reports that populations were declining. This project involves collaboration among the Maine Department of Marine Resources, Bar Mills Ecological, Maine Coastal Program, and many other organizations to establish quantitative baseline population data to determine whether horseshoe crab populations are… Read More
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British Yachts and Yachtsmen
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British Yachts and Yachtsmen

by [John Irving]

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Lord Queenborough's copy with his nautical bookplate. Sumptuously bound in half grained morocco; five raised bands. Bright gilt particulars to spine and cover. Chip to head of Volume 2, otherwise a fine set. ; Large stout quarto; [xii], 362; 363- 566 (1) pages; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail. .
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at low water
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at low water: an intertidal memoir

by [Pie in the Sky Press] Rebecca Chamlee.

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Edition of 60 + lettered copies
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[Simi Valley, California]:: Pie in the Sky Press,, 2017.. Edition of 60 + lettered copies. 5 x 8"; 64 pages. 10 and 12 point Deepdene and the California Old Style figures were cast by M & H Typefounders, while the 14 and 36 point Deepdene italic were cast by Swamp Press. Photographs taken by a Nikon 7100 digital SLR equipped with a 60 mm macro lens and a polarizing filter mounted on a monopod. The specimen images, created using photopolymer plates made by Boxcar Press, habitat spreads, and handset type were letterpress printed on thick Awagami Kozo with Niyodo Kozo overlays using a Vandercook Universal III abp Press. Written, designed, printed, and bound by Rebecca Chamlee. Signed and numbered by Chamlee. Standard edition (numbered 1-60): a drum leaf sewn-board style binding, gloved spine in Ginga backcloth, printed St-Armand Old Master paper covering the boards. Laid in a printed paper chemise. In slipcase of lightweight blue paper. Deluxe edition (lettered A-E): housed in… Read More
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Examen Maritimo Teorico Practico, o, Tratado de mecanica aplicado a la  construccion,...
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Full spanish calf; six raised bands; ruled panels with cartouched spray; red painted edges; marbled endpapers. Wear to corners, otherwise a supple and attractive copy. Volume 1 of only one published (volume 2 never appeared). Second edition. 14 pull out plates of diagrams at end of book. ; 4to; 626; 14 pages; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail.
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A Voyage of Discovery Made Under the Orders of the Admiralty, in His Majesty's Ships Isabella and...
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A Voyage of Discovery Made Under the Orders of the Admiralty, in His Majesty's Ships Isabella and Alexander, for the Purpose of Exploring Baffin's Bay and Inquiring Into the Plausibility of a North-West Passage

by Ross, John

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London: John Murray, 1819. First Edition. Full-Leather. Fine. 4to. 4to. Contemporary calf binding with rebacked spine and raised bands. xxxix [1] tipped in errata slip, 252 p.p., cxliv. 15 colour plates [4 folding], 9 engravings [2 folding], 4 tables [2 folding] and 3 folding charts including frontispiece. Light scratches to front and rear board with rubbing to extremities, but otherwise in fine condition. Sir John Ross (1777-1856) was a member of the Royal Navy, British naval officer and explorer who was selected to lead an arctic expedition through David Strait and Baffin Bay in search of a Northwest passage. He commanded the ship Isabella, while William Edward Parry was in command of their second ship, Alexander. Captain Edward Sabine was chosen by the Royal Society to make scientific observations. Also onboard was Ross' nephew, James Clark Ross. During the expedition he met with several Inuit tribes which he records. Unfortunately, Ross made several critical errors, among them his false claim of… Read More
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Aus den Tiefen des Weltmeeres - Schilderungen von der deutschen Tiefsee-Expedition
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Aus den Tiefen des Weltmeeres - Schilderungen von der deutschen Tiefsee-Expedition

by Chun, Carl

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Jena: Gustav Fischer, 1900. 549 pp. 2 maps in text, fold-out map at rear Near Fine, small edge tears at folds, 6 chromolithographs, 8 heliogravures, 32 full page plates, and 390 plates in text. Bound in quarter black cloth over paper covered boards, hand-written label at spine, period handwriting title page, small stamp "Konigl. Seminar Lobau" title page. Very Good, a quite well-bound book, and SCARCE in the 1900 First Edition. Carl Chun (1852-1914) was a German marine biologist, a specialist on cephalopods and plankton. Chun's expedition on the "Valdivia" in 1898-99 was the first large-scale German expedition to explore the deep sea.. First Edition. Quarter Cloth . Very Good/No Jacket, As Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
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THE PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY OF THE SEA
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THE PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY OF THE SEA

by M F. MAURY

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SIXTH EDITION - First thus
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First edition thus, 8vo, pp. xxiv, 25-348; 4 plates within text block, 8 folding charts depicting a vertical section of the Atlantic, depth chart, paths of hurricanes, sea drifts, winds and routes, and the gulf stream, and 1 folding table of a pilot's sheet - all in perfect condition barring one small tear(4 cm.) on Plate VIII; original navy blue cloth, corners rubbed and bumped, textblock bright and sound. Considered the first textbook of modern oceanography, this work was among the first to recognize the sea as a separate branch of science. Maury was a distinguished naval officer and a prolific writer on oceanography and naval subjects; he was instrumental in establishing an international system for recording oceanographic data, based on worldwide cooperation of naval vessels and the merchant marine. This work went through many editions; here on offer is the first printing of an enlarged and revised sixth edition - "An Entirely New Edition" - first published and entered on the Congressional Register… Read More
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Tim Tadpole and the Great Bullfrog
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Tim Tadpole and the Great Bullfrog

by Flack, Marjorie

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Flack, Marjorie. Tim Tadpole and the Great Bullfrog. Copyright 1934, Doubleday & Company, Inc., First Edition. For Young Readers. Used. Good Condition/ Good- condition rare, unclipped $2.50 original dust jacket. . Garden City Park, New York, U.S.A. Beautifully illustrated. Please see our photos. The Story: "Tim Tadpole lived in a small pond at the edge of the wood. All around him the Peeper frogs sang, while the Great Bullfrog croaked and jumped. But Tim couldn't sing and he couldn't jump either. All he could do was to wriggle through the water until the day he made an exciting discovery!" RARE! We consider offers.
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To the Ocean.
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To the Ocean.

by Austin, Alice.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:: Alice Austin,, 2022.. Edition of 15. Text hand-set in Cheltenham Italic 18pt. Printed on Somerset paper. Cover of Twin Rocker handmade paper. Included within each box is a small book which lists the box contents. Alice Austin: "This ode to the ocean is written by the artist and contains linocuts of various shells found at various locales around the world." The edition was produced in three versions. The Deluxe (numbers 1 - 5) is out of print. The Special Edition (7-11) comes in unique wooden boxes which house the collection of shells along with the book "To the Ocean". Each box, created by Wilfredo Rodriguez of Philadelphia, includes a small book which lists the contents: "dog whelk, slipper snail, beach glass, periwinkle, Maine; moon snail, scallop, horseshoe crab tail, New Jersey; fishing float fragment, limpet, Ireland; not named - origami boat by Austin." The book "To the Ocean" is included with the Special… Read More
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Turtle Book V1.
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Turtle Book V1.

by [Shattuck Studio & Gallery] Carolyn Shattuck.

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Rutland, Vermont:: Shattuck Studio,, 2023.. One-of-a-Kind. 9.5" x 7.5" 1.5", 33 pages including back pate down. Materials: BFK Rives and Japanese papers, cord, hooks, clear Lay Archival Film, laminate, found materials. Drypoint etchings of turtles and birds printed on Japanese paper. Some pages printed with fiber dyes on BFK Rives paper. Coptic Stitch binding. Signed by the artist. Carolyn Shattuck: "It was created to honour sea turtles and speak about their endangerment. It troubled me that the sea turtle population was declining due to climate change, loss of habitat, pollution and boat strikes. I visited a sea turtle hospital in Marathon Florida and began my research. " The text Shattuck has included provides information such as definitions of the different types of turtles and threats to turtles. To emphasize these dangers she includes types of found objects in the water such as straws and plastics. A poem by Susan Mordecai, a Vermont teacher &… Read More
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THE MARINE MAMMALS OF THE NORTH-WESTERN COAST OF NORTH AMERICA, DESCRIBED AND ILLUSTRATED:
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THE MARINE MAMMALS OF THE NORTH-WESTERN COAST OF NORTH AMERICA, DESCRIBED AND ILLUSTRATED: Together With an Account of the American Whale-Fishery

by Scammon, Charles M.

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Quarto (12 by 9 1/2 inches) San Francisco: John H. Carmany and Company, 1874. Original First Edition. 319 + v pages, hardcover, bound in original green pebble cloth, with title in gilt on spine, and gilt vignette of a seal on upper front cover; 27 lithographic plates drawn by the author, and printed by Britton and Rey, plus many other fine lithographs (a few drawn by another hand) of whaling equipment, seals, dolphins and porpoises. Neat nineteenth century inked gift inscription on front fly leaf; minor normal shelf wear (not affecting the overall content, or binding that are both in very good condition); index.

"This book is the classic work on whales and seals along the Pacific coast. Captain Scammon began his whaling career soon after his arrival in California in 1852. His carefully prepared work is the most comprehensive book on the subject, and he investigated all the then known species of Cetacea as well as the Pinnipedia. His text on the whale fishery takes up the last hundred plus pages of… Read More
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Shells from nature. And God said, let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that...
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Shells from nature. And God said, let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life.

by Hephiziba Abney née Need

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Shells from nature. And God said, let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life . Genesis 1.20. In the great and wide sea are breeding things innumerable. Psalm 104, Verse 25. English manuscript on paper. No place 1828. Illustrated watercolour title with manuscript text, 90 watercolour plates with hundreds of images of shells, plates and including title numbered in a cont. hand 1 through 91 in upper right corner. Cont. English dark purple half morocco, flat spine richly gilt. Endpapers lined with yellow Spanish marbled paper based on polychrome stone marbled decoration. All edges gilt. 4to (285 x 224 mm). Extremeties slightly worn.
A finely executed pictorial survey on shells by a talented English female watercolourist. Hephzibah Need (1758-1841) was born into a wealthy family. Her father Samuel Need (1718-1781), was a successful hosiery industrialist in Fountain Dale, Nottingham and a key figure in the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. In 1747 he acquired a row of… Read More
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