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New York Walker & Company 2004 First Edition Paper covered boards As new As New Jacket 
M8vo. (9.5” x 6.5”). pp. ix; 371. Brown paper covered boards with titles stamped in gilt on the spine; endpapers illus.with maps of Dampier’s voyages; 65 b/w illustrations and maps; includes notes and sources, bliography and a full index. In original dust jacket. Darwin took Dampier's books aboard the Beagle. Swift and Defoe used his experiences as inspiration in writing Gulliver’s Travels and Robinson Crusoe. Captain Cook relied on his observations while voyaging around the world. Coleridge called him a genius and “a man of exquisite mind.” As stated on the jacket, "In the history of exploration, nobody has ventured further than Englishman William Dampier. A Pirate of Exquisite Mind restores Dampier to his rightful place in history—as one of the pioneers on whose insights our understanding of the natural world was built." 
Price: 18.75 USD
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2 Thoreau, Henry David; Torrey, Bradford (introduction) WALDEN OR LIFE IN THE WOODS WITH AN INTRDUCTION BY BRADFORD TORREY
Boston Houghton Mifflin Comapny 1897 First Thus cloth Very good Hosmer, Alfred Winslow 
8vo (7¾" x 5¼"). Vol. I: xliii; [7] -259. Vol. II: vi; 261 - 522. Holiday Edition. Unsigned publisher's binding by Sarah Wyman Whitman in olive green sateen cloth decorated in gold with tipped corners and 6 milkweed leaves that span the covers and spine in the manner of book clasps found in incunabula repeating the design on the rear cover. Spine with titles in Mrs. Whitman's rustic, sans-serif lettering stamped in gold. t.e.g. Each volume contains a frontis. of Thoreau with a captioned tissue guard and 15 full page photogravure illustrations with captioned tissue guards, including views of Walden and Concord from photographs by Alfred Winslow Hosmer. This holiday edition of Walden was a companion set to the 2 volume holiday edition of Thoreau's Cape Cod with a Whitman binding design released by Houghton in 1896. Whitman maintained the thematic continuity of the cover designs for the two companion sets by using a design of milkweed leaves on Walden as a reflection of the milkweed stems she used on the cover design of Cape Cod1. According to BAL, publisher's records indicate that 2504 copies of vol. I and 2550 copies of vol. II were printed. Although this production of Walden was issued with both dust jackets and a box, it is rare to find the volumes of this set with unsunned spines and intact dust jackets since both the box and the dust jackets were generally discarded during the life of the book. BAL 20193. 1. RBS 423: 07.14.99. Sue allen. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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Boston Ginn and Company 1905 First Edition Cloth Near fine Charles Copeland 
8vo. (8” x 6.25”). pp. [xxvi]; 390. First Edition. A stunning unsigned publisher’s binding by Charles Copeland of titles and a wolf silhouetted against the moon rendered in black and gilt on green buckram cloth; titles and vignettes of the seashore and a wolf’s head on the spine. Color frontis.with tissue guard and twelve full-page illustrations in black and white with numerous marginal illustrations as well as head and tail pieces by Charles Copeland. A beautiful copy that has seen little use. Northern Trails is a collection of nature stories based on the author’s travels in Labrador and New Foundland, and takes up the narrative of a white wolf named Wayeeses, along with stories of salmon, wild geese and polar bear. The book also contains a complete index and glossary of First Nation (native) names for the species. Although Long asserted the stories were based on fact from his observations, Theodore Roosevelt classed the book as a fairy tale along the lines of Kipling’s “Jungle Book” or London’s “Call of the Wild”, since Long’s descriptions of animal behavior were not remotely close to what Roosevelt had observed in the wild. Charles Copeland (1858–1945 ) was a 19th C. Romantic painter in both watercolor and oil, and was a member of the Boston Art Club and the Boston Society of Water Color Painters with Childe Hassam and John Singer Sargent. His illustrations in Northern Trails are a delightful detailed Arts and Crafts representation of Northern Canadian wildlife. 
Price: 41.00 USD
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4 [Hinton, Charles Louis]; Mabie, Hamilton Wright UNDER THE TREES
New York Dodd, Mead & Company 1902 First Thus Cloth Very good + Charles Louis Hinton 
8vo. (8.75” x 6”). pp. [167]. First Edition. A striking example of the classical revival style of art nouveau design and illustration with a signed publisher’s binding by Charles Louis Hinton (CLH) with titles in gilt banners above and below Pan in black playing a flute and sitting under the trees in a meadow surrounded by a garland of flowers and ribbons in gold and white. Titles and vignette of pan pipes on spine in gilt and white. Frontis. and 5 full page b/w illustrations by C. L. Hinton reproduced in photogravure, each with a captioned tissue guard; decorated half title and title pages; beautiful Art Nouveau decorative margin illustrations in light green on every page and decorated end papers all by C. L. Hinton. VG+ with a small (1") darkened area to the lower front board and faint rubbing to the extremities. Minsky 2. First released in 1891 under the title “Under the Trees and Elsewhere”, the text by Mabie was re-released with these illustrations as this first edition in 1902 renamed Under the Trees. Under the Trees is a series of essays on man (in the inclusive sense) and his/her relationship to nature though the seasons. In this book, Mabie, one of the first ecocritics, takes us on rambles through the woods and meadows and shows that our culture and even language is bound up with nature. Charles Louis Hinton (1869 - 1950) studied at the National Academy of Design in New York, as well as the Académie Julian and the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He was an instructor and dean at the National Academy of Design’s School of Fine Arts. 
Price: 32.50 USD
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5 [Kipling, John Lockwood]; Steele, Flora Annie TALES OF THE PUNJAB TOLD BY THE PEOPLE
London Macmillan and Co. Limited 1917 First Edition Cloth very good Kipling, John Lockwood 
Second printing. C8vo (7 ¼“x 5 ¼”). pp. xvi; 395. Beautiful Art Nouveau unsigned publisher’s binding by J. Lockwood Kipling in smooth dark green cloth with olive tree, jackal and pea-hen stamped in gold; spine with titles, a native, a cobra and an alligator stamped in gold; Cream end papers. b/w line block Frontis., full page illustrations, historiated initials, headpieces, tail pieces and textual vignettes by J. Lockwood Kipling. With notes by R. C. Temple. Cover design is a replication of Kipling's illustration on page 197. A pleasing copy of this difficult to find title with neat inscription to the ffep, toning to the end papers and fading and chipping to the head and tail of the spine as usual with Cranford bindings.Part of Macmillan’s Cranford Series. Balston I 15; Rogerson 15. Scarce. Tales of the Punjab is a collection of Punjabi folk tales told for children collected by Mrs. Steele while a Government inspector in the Punjab (a state within India) during the time of the British Raj. John Lockwood Kipling, the father of author Rudyard Kipling, worked as an illustrator, teacher and museum curator in the Punjab during the same period as Mrs. Steele. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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