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BRITISH ANGLERS' NATURAL HISTORY.  BRITAIN IN PICTURES SERIES., Boulenger, E.G.
1 Boulenger, E.G. BRITISH ANGLERS' NATURAL HISTORY. BRITAIN IN PICTURES SERIES.
Collins, London, 1946, first edition. 
48 pp, 8 7/8" H, hard cover in dust jacket. 8 colour plates, 22 b&w illustrations. "....a guide to the fishes and insects which inhabit our streams and rivers. (The author) describes, with fascinating detail and anecdote, such things as the life of the eel and the salmon, the gruesome habits of lampreys and the ferociousness of the small stickleback...." Area of light browning on free endpapers, browning and tiny foxing marks on top of textblock, light edge wear, very light browning to edg es of boards, tiny area of glue residue on front board. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, very light browning, very light rubbing/soiling on rear panel, very light waterstain at top inside edge of rear panel, light browning on in s i d e o f f l aps, one small closed tear. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
RECOLLECTIONS OF A LIFE PHOTOGRAPHER., Kirkland, Wallace.  Inscribed.
2 Kirkland, Wallace. Inscribed. RECOLLECTIONS OF A LIFE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1954. 
272 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. INSCRIBED ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER "TO ELIZABETH 'LIZ', FROM WALLACE KIRKLAND 'KIRK', KEEP FOLLOWING THE GINGERBREAD - THE HELL WITH THE PENNIES". B&w photographs. "Wallace Kirkland has been a phot ographer for 'Life Magazine' since it began. One of the editors of that magazine is said to have remarked upon hearing of the book, 'I always said you were the world's worst photographer, and the world's best writer'. This book consists o f t h e s t o ries behind Kirkland's photographic assignments - some of the ones which became famous: The Fox Hunt, The Birth of the Dragonfly, and Jamaican Boyhood: A Memory, and Man of Letters: Arthur Birnstengle, who wrote his congressman for a w i fe w it h e xt ra ordinary results, and some of the ones which were never run, such as the Portrait of Gandhi when he got Gandhi's autograph on the tail end of a goat. The range of writing in this book is as wide as the Missouri. Mr. Kir kla nd go es fro m s om e e xce pti onally beautiful nature writing in the chapter on Turtles to moving remembrances of things and people in Jamaican Boyhood; to rowdy vignettes in the Life of a Wandering Photographer. Through all his adventures we see A Her o o f ou r Ti me, a D on Q uixo te with a camera who is doing the work which he likes best." Very light browning to endpapers, three tiny corner bumps, very light browning to edges of textblock, wrinkling at top of spine and rear hinge area , l ight edg e wea r. D ust jacke t has seve ral tears, small chips, edge wear/creases, light edge browning, two small watermarks on inside of spine, light rubbing. VG-/Fair 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
3 Leigh, M. Cordelia E. NATURE'S PLAYGROUND.
Collins, London, n.d. 
This volume contains 4 "books", each individually paged: 95 pp, 79 pp, 81 pp, 79 pp. - small 8vo (7 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "The fascinating secrets of nature revealed by one who understands our flowers, birds, animals and all the wil d and beautiful things which grow or make their homes in our lovely countryside. Told in a way that makes the reader see the wonders of nature. The collection of over 250 beautiful (b&w) nature photographs taken in their natural surroundi n g s w i l l prove of incalculable value." Slight bump to top/bottom of spine and to top edge of both boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, small closed tear (archivally taped) with creases at top of front hinge, a few tiny chips, mi no r b ro wn in g, very light rubbing/soiling, small ghost sticker mark on front flap. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
4 Nero, Robert. SPRING AGAIN AND OTHER POEMS.
Natural Heritage, Toronto, 1997. 
82 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 189621925X "In this new collection of poems, noted naturalist-writer, Robert Nero, offers insightful reflections on a variety of birds, from peregrine falcons, great grey owls and common ravens to purple martins and o rioles. We are also offered surprising glimpses of such diverse wildlife as frogs, chipmunks, shrews, ants, dragonflies and spiders. It is nature in all seasons that holds Dr. Nero's attention as he develops intriguing views of ordinary scen e s a n d events. But the poems in this collection also speak of love, passion and introspection, thus revealing a deeper and increasingly personal side of one of Canada's most respected naturalists. A combination of scientific training and expe ri en c e, a lo ng with ecological awareness and writer's craft, is brought to bear in this fine assortment of poems." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE POMPOUS PARROT AND OTHER WEST INDIAN TALES., Taylor, Daphne.
5 Taylor, Daphne. THE POMPOUS PARROT AND OTHER WEST INDIAN TALES.
Toronto MacMillan Company of Canada 1947 First Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Good- Nan Richards. 
114 pp, 11 1/8" H. Medium green cloth with dark green lettering on spine and front board. B&w illustrations. "From the romantic islands of the West Indies, rich in folkore and tropical colour, comes this delightful collection of thirty-seven fables and tales for children. There are stories of parrots, monkeys, pelicans, humming-birds, corn birds and dragon flies; alligators, mongoose and agouti; mango and bread-fruit trees and the lovely immortelles and pouis; West Indian fairy folk - mischievous dwens and the good sprites; and West Indian people. The charming illustrations in bold line drawings will appeal to children, as will the large, clear type in which the short, dramatic stories are presented." Contents include: The Gar Fish and the Sunbeam; The Wonderful Coal-Pot; The Magic Mango; How the Agouti Tricked the Dogs; The Sprite of the Coconuts; TheVain Pelian; The Fashionable Deer; The Greedy Man's Christmas Surprise; A Tale of the Yellow Butterfly; The Pompous Parrot; The Three Talkative Monkeys; The Pink Agouti; The Tale of the Mongoose; The Turtle and the Crab; Pepita and the Pepper; The Red Humming-bird; etc., etc. Light browning to endpapers - caused by dust jacket flaps, light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, wrinkling at bottom of spine, very slight lean to spine, two tiny corner bumps. Dust jacket has areas of browning, several small and moderate edge chips, several edge tears and and creases on front panel, 6" dark pencil mark on rear panel - a light 4" mark on hinge, protected in a paper backed mylar sleeve. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 


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