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American Pheasant Breeding and Shooting, by E. A. Quarles.  Wilmington, DE:  Hercules Powder, 1916.  Soft brown wrappers, 132 pages plus index.  Spine ends chipped.  Good.  $22

The Boy’s Nature Book of Birds, Flowers and Trees, ed. by G. Clyde Fisher.  NY: The University Society, 1933.  Profusely illustrated with line drawings and in color.  Brown cloth.  Minor shelfwear.  $30

The Butterflies of North America, by William H. Howe.  Garden City, NY:  Doubleday, 1975.  This copy is #51 of a limited edition of 200 copies signed by the artist.   633 pages; index; illustrated endpapers.  Red leather, ex-lib.  Only slight shelfwear.  $300

By-ways and Bird Notes, by Maurice Thompson.  NY: John B. Alden, 1885, first edition.  Green cloth.  Worn.  $20  (See Claude’s Big Trout below.)

The Calculation of Horse Power Made Easy: A Manual of Simple and Non-Technical Information for the Use of Engineers, Machinists, Students and Designers.  Chicago: Frederick J. Drake, 1905.  Green cloth; 80 pages of tables; following text are pages of advertising for other technical books of the period from Drake.  G+.  $45  

The Carriage Painters’ Illustrated Manual. Containing a Treatise on the Art, Science, and Mastery of Coach, Carriage, and Car Painting, Including the Latest Improvements in Fine Painting, Gilding, Bronzing, Staining, Varnishing, Polishing, Copying, Lettering, Scrolling, and Ornamenting, with an Appendix Containing Useful Suggestions, Receipts, Etc.; A List of the Principal Varnish Makers and Dealers; A Correct List of Carriage and Wagon-Makers in New York City. Adapted to the Wants of Every Painter, 1st ed., y F. B. Gardner (a practical New York coach and ornamental painter). NY: S.R. Wells, 1871. Wage rates, index, advertisements follow 123 pages of text. Four inches wide by six and one-quarter inches tall, this small text is uncommon in any condition, particularly in this 1871 edition. Cover is sunned and worn, owner name (in elegant Victorian script) present, along with a small, color, romantic-bucolic oval pastoral scene pasted inside the front cover. Good+ condition. Unusual item. $500 Price reduced by 50%: NOW $250

Macfarlane, John Muirhead. The Evolution and Distribution of Flowering Plants. Phila.: Noel Printing Co., 1933, 1st. Black cloth, gilt title, 181pp w/ index and foldout tables. Signed (inscribed) by author. Macfarlane was professor of botany and director of the Botanic Garden at the University of Pennsylvania. This scarce title is made more intriguing for its inscription from the author to “Mr. Katsumi” and for the author’s handwritten addition of a subtitle on the title page, “Volume I. Aponaceae; Asclepiadaceae:” Very light edgewear. VG.  $300

Experimental Science: Elementary Practical and Experimental Physics, by George M. Hopkins.  NY: Munn & Co., 1890.  719pp w/ index; over 680 engravings; illustrated front board.  Beautiful copy. $200

Fifty Famous Farmers, by Lester S. Ivins and A. E. Winship.  NY: Macmillan, 1925, second printing.  Octavo, xiv, 407 pages.  Ex-lib.  Clean, tight copy of this scarce title.  $65

Fly Tying: Principles and Practice, by Major Gerald Burrard. London: Herbert Jenkins, Ltd., 1940, 1st printing. Blue cloth/no dj. 216pp with appendix & index. Spine faded, ends worn. $40

[Third and Fourth Annual Reports of the] Geological Survey of Indiana, Made During the Years 1871 and 1872, by E. T. Cox, state geologist.  Indianapolis, IN:  R. J. Bright, State Printer, 1872.  488 pages.  $50  SOLD

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Illustrations of North American Pitcher Plants, by Mary Vaux Walcott, with descriptions and notes on distribution by Edgar T. Wherry, notes on insect associates by Frank Morton Jones.  Washington, DC: Smithsonian, 1935.  First and only edition.  Fifteen color lithographs, accompanying text bound separately, all held in ribbon-tied, quarter-leather portfolio.  Leather soulfully worn, plates and text immaculate.  $225  SOLD

In The Ring of the Rise, by Vincent C. Marinaro; illustrated by Pearce Bates. NY: Crown, 1976. Dark green embossed cloth; illustrated dust jacket; replete with photographs and line drawings. Index. 184pp. By the author of Modern Dry-Fly Code, this second book of Marinaro’s was hailed as “nothing short of revolutionary” in its approach. The library of the fly-fisherman in love with trout is incomplete without this title. Dust jacket on this copy chipped and torn at top edge, with one piece missing from top back. Book is in VG condition. $50

The Indiana Gazetteer, or Topographical Dictionary of the State of Indiana.  Indianapolis, IN:  Chamberlain, 1849, third edition.  Leatherbound octavo, 440 pages with illustrations.  Geographic, demographic, commercial and agricultural features minutely noted.  Worn and foxed.  $250

An Introduction to Critical Path Analysis, by K. G. Lockyer.  London: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd., second edition, 1967.  Scarce title in beautiful condition.  VG/VG.  $45

Leather Technician’s Handbook, by J. H. Sharphouse, B.Sc.  Northampton, England:  Leather Producers’ Association, 1983, revised edition.  Green cloth.  Good+ condition.  Hard-to-find title.  $150

Lessons from the Out-of-Doors, by Ida M. Folsom.  Boston: Stratford, 1927.  Natural science lessons for teachers.  Light shelfwear.  $25

A Manual of Coaching, by Fairman Rogers.  This is copy #114 of a limited edition (1500) reprint of the original 1900 Lippincott edition.  579 pages including index with plates following.  Private library stamp; otherwise immaculate.  $600 - Price vastly reduced: NOW $275

Our Farming: How We Have Made a Run-down Farm Bring Both Profit and Pleasure—Potato, Wheat and Clover Culture, Tillage, Tile Drainage, Manure Saving, etc., etc.  Treated independently from A to Z,  by T. B. Terry.  Philadelphia: The Farmer Company, 1893.  367 pages.  Illustrated.  Shelfworn with minor cover stain.  $40  SOLD

Practical Blacksmithing: A collection of articles contributed at different times by skilled workmen to the columns of “The Blacksmith and Wheelwright” and covering nearly the whole range of blacksmithing from the simplest job of work to the most complex forgings, compiled and edited by M. T. Richardson.  NY:  Richardson, 1895.  Volume IV.  Clothbound, illustrated front board, 276 pages, illustrated, with index.  Hinges repaired; new endpapers.  Slight musty odor but scarce in this 19th-century printing.  $75

The Ring-Necked Pheasant and Its Management in North America, ed. W. L. McAtee. Washington, DC: American Wildlife Institute, 1945. Green cloth. Illustrations, bibliography, index. 320pp. Facts and statistics are incorporated into the narrative of this important book on one of North America’s principal game birds. VG. $15

Sunny Jim: The Life of America’s Most Beloved Horseman, James Fitzsimmons, by Jimmy Breslin.  Garden City, NJ:  Doubleday, 1962.  238 pages, illustrated with photographs.  Ex-lib. copy of scarce title.  G/VG-.  $180

To Catch a Fisherman: A Century of Piscatorial Inventions, compiled by Jamie Maxtone Graham. Dumfries, Scotland: privately published by the compiler, 1984. Clothbound, illustrated throughout. 275pp. Compiled by a dealer in old tackle, this history of patented fishing equipment from 1857 to 1950 includes the wacky and the successful, complete with inventors’ drawings. Rare and irresistible to the right fisherman! $450

Winter: From the Journal of Henry D. Thoreau, ed. by H. G. O. Blake. Boston & NY: Houghton Mifflin (Riverside), 1887. Small, leatherbound volume missing binding over spine; one illustration loose. As is (and charming), $50

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