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1 Buck, Frank & Ferrin Fraser All in a Lifetime
New York Robert M. McBride 1941 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Plus Signed
New York: Robert M. McBride, 1941. The autobiography of Frank Howard Buck (1884-1950), the famed animal collector (or, as he prefered, "scientist') who played himself in several popular films. His collaborator, Ferrin Fraser, was his scriptwriter. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition (stated). Bright orange cloth binding with black lettering on front cover and spine. Decorative endpapers of the "exotic Far East where Frank Buck found excitement aplenty in capturing wild game." Clean text; 277 pages; foredge deckled. This copy has been SIGNED by Frank Buck on the Title Page. The dustjacket is complete and uncut; showing just a bit of edgewear: some small chips and creasing. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Signed by Author. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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2 Darwin, Charles The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex
Philadelphia David McKay 1875 Reprint. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Philadelphia: David McKay, 1875. Darwin's second great book on evolutionary theory, first published in 1871. In 1874 he revised the work, and it was reprinted many times. This is a Very Good copy of a "New Edition, Revised and Augmented." No publication date, as was McKay's practice; Quercus dates it as later Victorian, approximately 1875-1890. No copies this edition in WorldCat. Green cloth binding, blindstamped on the front cover and spine; lettering in gilt and white. Clean text; 705 pages; gilt top-edge. Private library stamps on endpapers. Gutters starting but holding. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Reprint.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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3 Grice, Gordon The Red Hourglass. Lives of the Predators
New York Delacorte Press 1998 0385318871 / 9780385318877 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: Delacorte Press, 1998. What could be more fascinating than this small volume investigating the more poisonous denizens of our world? (And Quercus is not speaking of the political process.) This is a Fine copy of the First Edition, in an unclipped Near Fine dustjacket (just a hint of wrinkle at the bottom of spine and front panel. In a plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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4 Lorenz, Konrad On Agression
New York Harcourt, Brace & World 1966 First American Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good 
New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1966. A Nobel Prize-winning naturalist, Lorenz (1903-1989) studied instinctive animal behavior and attempted to apply it to humanity. His brilliance is assured, if not his conclusions; his membership in the Nazi Party clouds the work. Originally published in German; this translation by Marjorie Kerr Wilson. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition (stated). Black cloth binding with bright gilt spine lettering. Clean text; 306 pages including bibliography. Previous-owner inscription of FFEP, else Fine. The dustjacket shows a bit of wear, with minor wrinkling and chipping at the margins. In a plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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5 Palmer, Thomas Landscape With Reptile. Rattlesnakes in an Urban World
New York Ticknor & Fields 1992 0395580846 / 9780395580844 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1992. A fascinating book of natural history (even to those who hate snakes). A Fine copy of the First Edition in a Fine, unclipped dustjacket. In a plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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6 Sagan, Carl The Dragons of Eden
New York Random House 1977 0394410459 / 9780394410456 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Very Good 
New York: Random House, 1977. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition. Green cloth binding with gilt lettering. Mild shelf rubbing. Clean text; 263 pages, indexed. Previous-owner signatures on the endpapers and an embossed chop on the half-title. The dustjacket is complete and unclipped; it shows some wear at the edges with some chipping and creasing. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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