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1 Baldwin, Mary H. and Hinds, Evelyn G. Foreword by Christine Hamilton Allen. THE MARIGOLD COOK BOOK. (COOKBOOK)
New York Doubleday, Doran 1938 First Edition Good+ 
126 pp, 9 1/4" H. Plastic comb binding with paper covered pictorial board covers. Recipes from the Marigold Restaurants. Contents: Foreword; Appetizers; Cocktails; Soups; Sea Food; Breads, Biscuits, and Muffins; Sandwiches; Meat and Eggs; Vegetables; Salads; Cakes; Frostings and Fillings; Cookies; Puddings; Frozen Desserts; Pies; Sauces; Pickles; Jellies and Preserves; Candy; Beverages. Recipes include: Oyster Gumbo; Lobster a la Marigold; Shrimp Wiggle; Creole Jambalaya; Baking Powder Biscuits; Gingerbread Waffles; Southern Spoon Bread; Baked Virginia Ham; Brunswick Stew; Oxtail Noodles; French-fried celery; Candied Yams; Dixie Cake; Virginia Pound Cake; Sea Foam Frosting; Carrot Pudding; New Orleans Baked Custard; Black Walnut Ice Cream; Sour Cream Pie; Marigold Watermelon Rind; Green Tomato Mincemeat and much, much more. 3 or 4 page tabs have very light abrasion, 2 with minor paper loss which does not affect text, minor browning to edges and gutters of pages, light browning on tabs an edges of text block, light rubbing and soiling on boards, light fading to color on front board at spine, light to moderate edge wear - mainly on bottom edge. 
Price: 50.00 USD
New York Penguin 2013 1594204519 / 9781594204517 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good+ Mikel Jaso. 
416 pp, 9 1/2" H. "(P)resents simple, practical information about buying, using, preparing, and enjoying (50 foods). Behr focuses on aroma, appearance, flavor, and texture to determine what 'the best' means for each of the fifty foods, including a guide to selecting top quality - signs of freshness and ripeness, best season, top varieties, proper aging. Each entry includes tips on how best to prepare, serve, or eat each food (how to open an oyster, why the best way to cook green beans is boiling, how to clean a whole salted anchovy, when to eat and when to discard the rind of a cheese). Behr also names the most complementary foods and wines for each of these marvelous foods. Most of the fifty foods are raw materials, but some have been fermented or otherwise transformed - into bread, ham, cheese. Six of the fifty are cheeses. As Behr explains, cheese is probably the best food, as wine is the best drink. He argues that food tastes more delicious when it is closer to nature. Skilled low technology - more traditional methods - is almost always superior to high technology. But with scientific insight, the old methods can be refined to achieve more consistent high quality. We can't always have the best, but with the information in this book we can eat better every day. Knowing good food is part of a complete understanding of the world - part of a full enjoyment of nature, a full experience of the senses, and a full life." Very light wrinkling at bottom of spine, very slight lean to spine. Dust jacket has some very light edge wrinkling, plain white label over barcode. 
Price: 17.50 USD
Nottingham Carrick & Young (Printed for Private Circulation.) 1887 Good 
368 pp, 7 1/8" H. Maroon leather spine and corners, gilt lettering/banding on spine, banding on spine and corner edges. Marbled paper-covered boards, marbling to textblock edges, marbled endpapers. Contents: Miscellaneous Receipts, arranged in alphabetical sequence, A to W; Breakfast Dishes; Lenten Dinners and Dishes; Menus, or Bills of Fare; Christmas Fare; Practical Dinners, Menus and Receipts; Sauces (Modern) classified and explained; Time Tables for Boiling and Roasting; Memoranda (blank pages for adding recipes - partly filled in). Examples of recipes: "Nettle Beer - Four gallons of water, a good sized bunch of nettle tops, one and a half pounds of sugar, two ounces of bruised ginger, two ounces of hops. Boil all together half an hour. Strain, when nearly cold, add four tablespoonsful of yeast, and work like beer in the ordinary way." "Fairy Butter - Beat half a pound of butter into a cream with the yolks of eight eggs boiled very hard, add a quarter of a pound of sweet almonds well pounded, then half a pound of lump sugar, pounded fine, mix thoroughly, add a tablespoonful of sherry, and one of brandy; lay the mixture smoothly over macaroons, previously soaked in sherry or brandy." 2" split in front hinge paper - hinge still strong, area of tiny dents on half-title page that transfer to several of the adjacent pages, erased pencel lines on the 'Introductory Ballad' page, four pin holes/wrinkles at top of page leaf 365/366 with pin head leaving a tiny dent in several adjacent pages, slight toning to pages, tiny stain at top of page leaf 363/364, light edge wear, small light scuffs to leather, wear to marbled boards. Book is now protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 275.00 USD
New York Bloomsbury 2016 1632863693 / 9781632863690 First American Edition Very Good Very Good 
288 pp, 8 1/2" H. Colour plates, b&w drawings."Reveals how eggs in general are made, fertilized, developed, and hatched. Which end of an egg is laid first, the blunt end or the pointed end? Why do some eggs contain two yolks? How are the colors and patterns on an eggshell created, and why do they vary? From the earliest times, the study of birds' ovaries and ova (eggs) has played a vital role in the quest to unravel the mysteries of fertilization and embryo development in humans and other animals. Birkhead uses birds' eggs as wondrous portals into natural history, enlivened by the stories of naturalists and scientists, including Birkhead himself and his students, whose discoveries have advanced current scientific knowledge of reproduction." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some areas of light edge wrinkling, black pen mark through barcode on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
THE MOTHER'S COOK BOOK:  HOW TO PREPARE FOOD FOR CHILDREN.  WITH AN INTRODUCTION ON "CHILD FEEDING AND HEALTH"., Bourjaily, Barbara Webb and Gorman, Dorothy May.  Introduction by Justin A. Garvin, M.D.
5 Bourjaily, Barbara Webb and Gorman, Dorothy May. Introduction by Justin A. Garvin, M.D. THE MOTHER'S COOK BOOK: HOW TO PREPARE FOOD FOR CHILDREN. WITH AN INTRODUCTION ON "CHILD FEEDING AND HEALTH".
New York D. Appleton 1926 First Edition Good- 
164 pp + 14 blank pages headed "Recipes" at rear, 6 15/15" H. Contents: Preface - The Story of This Book; Child Feeding and Health; List of Utensils and Care of Utensils and Foods; Table of Measures; Liquids (Preparation of Water, ditto Milk, Fruit Juices, Fancy Drinks); Cereals (Milk Mush, Gruel); Soups (Broths, Cream Soups); Vegetables; Salads; Eggs and Meat (Eggs, Meats, Fish); Sandwiches; Preparation of Fresh Fruit/Cooked Fruits; Desserts (Cakes, Cookies, Puddings, Ice Cream and Ices, Candies); Parties (Holiday Parties, Brithday Parties); Traveling; Menu Suggestions (General Menus, Menus for Child of Three, ditto of Six, ditto of Ten, ditto of Twelve, Menus for Day Nursery; Menus for Children from Two to Six, Meals for School Boys and Girls); Index. Minor browning to pages and endpapers, very small stain at bottom of inside front hinge, small corner crease on half-title page, several corner creases on page vii, tiny stain on a few preliminary pages, minor soiling on rear endpapers, browning and light soiling to edges of textblock, light edge wear, small corner crease on free rear endpaper, light soiling marks on rear board, slight bump to corners, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear. Postage for this light item will be reduced to most destinations. 
Price: 25.00 USD
6 Brown, Palmer. CHEERFUL.
Harper & Brothers, New York, 1957. 
58 pp, 16mo (6 1/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Charmingly illustrated in color and b&w. The story of Cheerful, a little mouse born in a city church, who dreamed of living in the countryside. Very light browning to endpapers, minor browning t o pages, light browning to edges of textblock, previous owners bookplate/date/name on free front endpaper, slight browning to edges of boards and on spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has a few tiny chips, two small closed tears, light b r o w n i n g t o edges and flap-folds - moderate browning and small light waterstain on spine, very light edge wear/wrinkling, light soiling, tiny dint on front hinge. Very Good-/Good 
Price: 75.00 USD
NURSERY NOURISHMENT., Buchanan, Margaret N.  Foreword by Robert Hutchison.
7 Buchanan, Margaret N. Foreword by Robert Hutchison. NURSERY NOURISHMENT.
London Edward Arnold 1933 First Edition Good No Jacket 
104 pp, 7 1/2" H. Orange cloth with black lettering on spine, black lettering/decoration of front board. An eary 20th century recipe book devoted to children's nutrition. Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Soups; Fish Dishes; Meat Dishes; Vegetables; Sauces; Salad, Vegetable and Savoury Dishes; Nursery Puddings; Nursery Tea; Miscellaneous; Diet for Children; Specimen Meals; Index. Previous owner's bookplate, name and date on front free endpaper; slight toning to pages and endpapers; very small chip at bottom edge of page leaf 73/74; small edge tear on page leaf 75/76 - archivally taped; minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; darkening to spine and board edges; light edge wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
New York Grosset & Dunlap Reprints Good Good- George Kerr & Harrison Cady. 
3 books - 7" H, pictorial front boards and spines (green for books 1 & 3, blue for book 2), green pictorial endpapers, each book has 4 b&w plates (including frontispieces). Number 1 & 3 have a notice about being produced under wartime conditions on title page and, with the paper of that era, are tanned. 1. Old Mother West Wind - 169 pp, no date but c1943 - "Old Mother West Wind lived in the Purple Hills. Each day she came down with her children, the Merry Little Breezes, who played in the Meadows all day long. These are the stories of their friends on the Meadow. We learn how the Breezes, always anxious to do a good deed, saved Mrs. Redwing's speckled egg and how they always helped Johnny Chuck escape Farmer Brown and his gun. We hear about Peter Rabbit's joke and Billy Mink's swimming party and Little Joe Otter's slippery slide. We learn, too, why Grandfather Frog has no tail and why Jimmy Skunk wears stripes." 16 stories in total. 2. Mother West Wind "When" Stories - 227 pp, no date - "In this volume Peter Rabbit learns all about the time when Mr. Bluebird became the herald of Mistress Spring and won his beautiful coat; when old Mr. Grouse was given his winter snowshoes; and of the time, long, long ago, when Mother Nature gave Hummer the Hummingbird his long bill because he couldn't reach the sweet juices in the hearts of the flowers with the short little bill she had given him to begin with." 16 stories in total. 3. Mother West Wind's Neighbors - 223 pp, no date but c1943 - "Johnny Chuck had to find a new home because of the wickedness of Blacky the Crow, and everybody was upset when somebody stole Mrs. Grouse's eggs. Then there was Ol' Mistah Buzzard who told wonderful stories about the sunny south, and Peter Rabbit who was so curious and friendly he knew everything that went on in the Green Meadows. And a great deal did go on and all of it makes reading that has endless delight." 15 stories in total. All books have a slight spine lean - a little more on book 2, light to moderate edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Books 1 & 3 have very light browning to endpapers, moderate to heavy browning to pages and edges of text block, one or two small corner bumps on boards. Book 3 has three very small areas of surface paper loss on rear pastedown. Dust jackets have either light or moderate edge wear wrinkling with some small edge chips/tears/creases, one is price-clipped, some light toning. Book 1 has fading to spine colour and heavy creasing/water stains at bottom of spine and less on front flap, some tiny light foxing marks. All dust jackets are now protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 45.00 USD
9 Burnett, Frances Hodgson. Illustrated by Harrison Cady. THE TROUBLES OF QUEEN SILVER-BELL. AS TOLD BY QUEEN CROSSPATCH.
Derrydale, New York, (1992). 
68 pp, 7 1/4" H, hard cover with pictorial boards - no dust jacket. Charming color illustrations by Harrison Cady (famous for his work on Thornton Burgess's books). Contains two short stories: "In the first Queen Silver-Bell loses her temper (which she normally keeps in a tiny silver cage) and becomes Queen Crosspatch. In the second a little girl is changed into a rook to hatch abandoned eggs." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing. Near Fine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Boston Carter, Hendee and Co. 1833 New Edition Good 
98 pp, 7 3/16" H. Brown cloth spine, paper covered boards. Three plates - the frontispiece is a hand-coloured illustration of mulberry leaves, labeled Plate II. Plate I, facing page 45, is a hand-coloured depiction of the life cycle of the silkworm. Plate III, facing page 87, gives diagrams of three silk reels in b&w. Contents: Introduction; Advertisement to this Edition; Preface; Part I: Culture of the Mulberry Tree; Part II: On Rearing Silk Worms; Part III: Reeling and Manufacturing Silk; Appendix: Short Historical Account of the Efforts of Silk Culture in this country; Letter: From Peter S. Du Ponceau to the Hon. Andrew Stevenson, Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States. From the title page: "Published by direction of his Excellency Gov. Lincoln, agreeably to a resolve of the Commonwealth." Moderate edge wear, browning and soiling from handling on boards; waviness and browning to edges of text block; browning to endpapers ans illustration pages; waviness to pages, scattered foxing mostly on endpapers. tiny area of color loss on frontispiece illustration - offset on adjacent title page near gutter. Book protected in a stiff clear mylar cover. 
Price: 125.00 USD
11 Conrad, Pam. THE ROOSTER'S GIFT.
Toronto Groundwood / Douglas & McIntyre 1997 0888993145 / 9780888993144 Very Good Eric Beddows. 
Unpaginated (approx. 40 pp.), oblong (8 1/2" H x 11" D). Beautifully illustrated in colour. A young rooster believes the "Gift" he's been told he has is to call the sun to bring the morning and is disappointed when he finds it rises without his song. A small hen persuades him that he really does have a gift - the ability to annouce the morning like no one else can! Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, light wear and very small crease at corners, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
THE ROOSTER'S GIFT., Conrad, Pam.  Illustrated by Eric Beddows.
12 Conrad, Pam. Illustrated by Eric Beddows. THE ROOSTER'S GIFT.
Toronto Groundwood / Douglas & McIntyre 1996 0888992734 / 9780888992734 First Canadian Edition Near Fine Very Good Eric Beddows. 
Unpaginated (approx. 40 pp.), oblong (8 3/4" H x 11 1/4" D). Beautifully illustrated in colour. A young rooster believes the "Gift" he's been told he has is to call the sun to bring the morning and is disappointed when he finds it rises without his song. A small hen persuades him that he really does have a gift - the ability to annouce the morning like no one else can! Book is Near fine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, flap-folds and rear panel; tiny dent on rear panel. 
Price: 17.50 USD
LITTLE NURSERIES IN THE FIELDS., Crawford, M.H.  Colored drawings by Janet Hewson.
13 Crawford, M.H. Colored drawings by Janet Hewson. LITTLE NURSERIES IN THE FIELDS.
Religious Tract Society, London, n.d. 
270 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover (blue-green cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. Over 100 b&w photographs plus color plates. A look at nature's 'nurseries' - the nests, burrows, holes, etc. in which the next gen eration of Britain's wildlife develops. Contents: Preface; The Domestic Arrangements of Spiders; Homes Underground; Familes on the Beach; Homes of Butterflies, Moths, and Caterpillars; Fields and Hedgerows; Comfort and Safety; Eggs of Man y K i n d s ; T he Ways of Young Birds; Homes Inside Trees; Down by the Stream; Early Morning in May; At the Edge of the Wood; Some Hanging Nurseries; Differences and Distinctions. Book very slightly cracked at a few places, one or two pages with m i no r so il in g, ve ry light brwoing/soiling to edges of textblock, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. VG 
Price: 37.50 USD
DANNY'S DUCK., Crebbin, June.  Illustrated by Clara Vulliamy.
14 Crebbin, June. Illustrated by Clara Vulliamy. DANNY'S DUCK.
Candlewick Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1995, first printing. 
Unpaginated, 10 1/2" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1564025365 Illustrated with charming full color pictures throughout. "Danny has a secret. A wild duck is sitting on her eggs near the playground. But he won't tell a soul - not even his te acher. Instead Danny draws pictures. He draws the duck with her nest full of eggs. He draws the duck sitting and sitting. Then one day Danny sadly draws a picture of an empty nest. Where has the duck gone, and what has happened to her e g g s ? A n d why is Danny's teacher smiling? Illustrated by the wonderfully talented Clara Vulliamy, June Crebbin's heartwarming story reveals the joy of a secret kept - and shared." Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
Philadelphia John C. Winston 1912 Good Margaret G. Hayes and Jane Allen Boyer. 
175 pp, 9 3/4" H. Copyright 1912. Blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine, colour illustration with black lettering on front board. Colour frontispiece, black/white/red illustrations throughout. Mary Frances's mother is ill and for three weeks, she must take over kitchen duties. The little girl is helped and instructed by the Kitchen People (animated utensils) - the Tea Kettle, Big Iron Pot, Coffee Pot, Auntie Rolling Pin, Toaster Man, Potato Masher, Frying Pan, et al, as she progresses through increasingly difficult recipes. Beginning with plain toast, buttered toast and milk toast, she continues on through baked apples, thimble biscuit, gingerbread cookies and rice, on to boiled mutton, walnut kisses, sponge cake, Queen of Hearts tarts, salad dressing and beefsteak, among others. In addition to her duties, she prepares a meal for a tramp, has a kitchen party for her dolls and a candy pull, as well as learning to set the table and fold napkins. In addition to teaching cookery, this book is an interesting window onto the life of a young American girl at the beginning of the twentieth century. Light browning to front endpapers and preliminaries, light foxing on frontispiece (mainly on back) and on adjacent pages, two 1" tears in front inside hinge, soft crease fown free front endpaper, creases and tiny tears/chips at fore-edge of frontispiece, a few small edge tears (archivally taped) and wrinkles on some pages up to page 13; moderate to heavy browning to pages 174, 175 and free rear endpaper; water stain at top corner of page 175, archivally taped edge tear on page 100, small surface paper pull on page 31 and opposite on page 30 - text not legible, moderate browning to edges of text block, water stain at fore-edge of rear board, wrinkling and wear at top/bottom of spine and corners - light edge wear elsewhere, small white stain on front board. Book protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 75.00 USD
Cupples & Leon, New York, c1929, reprint. 
208 pp, small 8vo (7 9/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w frontispiece. List on front flap shows up to No. 21 in the series. The adventures of Buddy Martyne during a winter break from school. Contents: The Big Noise; No More School; Up in a Tree; Off to Snow Camp; Stuck in a Drift; A Big, Black Bear; The Lumber Camp; On Snow Shoes; Queer Tracks; In a Trap; Brick to the Rescue; Bacon and Eggs; A Coasting Race; The Snow Man; A Runaway Ball; Snow House Fun; Buddy Goes Skating; Forest Gian ts; Buddy's Queer Race; Such a Jolly Bear. Moderate browning to pages, browning to edges of textblock, light edge wear. Dust jacket has small chips and tears at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds; two larger closed tears archivally taped ; l i g h t w a ter mark at bottom of spine; tiny foxing marks on rear panel, spine, top rear flap and on inside surface; soft crease across front panel. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
Victoria, B.C. Province of British Columbia 1903 Very Good 
394 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, tables. Contents: Introduction; Physical Characteristics (Geology of British Columbia / Rivers and Lakes / Political Divisions / A Coast Trip / Climate); Agriculture ( Upper Mainland / Lower Mainland / Vancouver Island and Adjacent Islands / General Conditions / Fruit-growing in Okanagan / Poultry-raising in B.C. / Hog-raising / Sheep-raising / Cattle-raising / Dairying / Fruit-growing / General Farming / Dominion Census Returns / Land Returns / Prices, Current Market, Etc. / Laws Affecting Agriculture); Mining in British Columbia (Mining Statistics / Coal and Coke Production / Placer and Hydraulic Mining / Mining by Districts / Coal Mining / Iron Ores in B.C. / Coal and Coke Supply / Synopsis of Mining Laws / Gold Commissioners and Mining Recorders); The Fisheries ; Forest Wealth (Legislation Affecting Manufacture of Pulp / Timber Statistics / Timber on Dominion Lands); Educational; Provincial Health Laws; Taxation and Assessment; Municipal; Our Indians; Towns and Cities; Census of British Columbia; Railway Enterprise; Game of British Columbia; Labour and Wages; Political Information; Trade and Navigational Statistics. Slight bump to top corner of both boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light browning to edges of text block, very small shallow bump on rear board, very small area of surface paper loss at top of page 235, very minor edge wear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
18 Greenwood, Lisa. Cover art by Tim Bollinger. THE ROUNDNESS OF EGGS.
Benton Ross, Auckland, New Zealand, 1986. 
205 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H), soft cover. ISBN 908636172"A blackbird dies in Olive's hands and the blood stains won't rub out. Even the cat can't eat the fish pie that her family says tastes like glue. And at the bottom of her garden the avocado tree i s dying....How can Olive 'pull herself together' when reality overwhelms her everywhere she looks? By painting in the attic and teaching herself to smoke? Does she in fact have a choice? It is only from the rooftop that prospects seem se r e n e . . . . L isa Greenwood's startling first novel is about the chill winter of self-discovery that begins when delusions fall away in the face of the demands of others. What happens when Olive's family fail to recognise her needs? Deadly acc ur at e in i ts o bs er vations, the novel delights too with the whimsy of the author's overview. When life is at its most oppressive, it seems, there is still reason enough for hope." Interior - tiny crease at top corner of first half of pages, ot her wi se cle an and ti ght with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very small bump to top corner of front cover, tiny bump at bottom corner, minor rubbing, small shallow bump on rear cover - migrates into last few pages. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
FABERGE: IMPERIAL JEWELLER., Habsburg, Geza von and Lopato, Marina.  (A. Kenneth Snowman, Carol Aiken, Ulla Tillander-Godenhielm, Anne Odom, Karina Orlova, Larisa Zavadskaia, Boris Ometov, Galina Smorodinova, Tatiana Muntian, Alexaner von Solodkoff, Paul Schaffer.)
19 Habsburg, Geza von and Lopato, Marina. (A. Kenneth Snowman, Carol Aiken, Ulla Tillander-Godenhielm, Anne Odom, Karina Orlova, Larisa Zavadskaia, Boris Ometov, Galina Smorodinova, Tatiana Muntian, Alexaner von Solodkoff, Paul Schaffer.) FABERGE: IMPERIAL JEWELLER.
Washington, D.C. Faberge Arts Foundation 1993 0883971100 / 9780883971109 Very Good - 
476 pp, square 8vo (8 5/8" x 8 5/8" x 1 3/8"). Profusely illustrated with color and b&w photographs. The catalogue of an exhibition. Contents: Faberge in Our Time; History of the House of Faberge; Chronology of the House of Faberge in Its Time; New Insights into Faberge from Russian Documents; A Few Remarks Concerning Imperial Easter Eggs; Imperial Easter Eggs - A Technical Study; New Light on the Workshop of Henrik Wigstrom; The Moscow Workshops; Faberge and the Paris 1900 Exposition Universelle; The London Branch; Faberge Drawings in the Hermitage Collection; Faberge's Houses in St. Petersburg; Kshesinskaia's Memories; A Treasure Found in Solianka Street; Tracing Faberge's Treasures after 1918; Faberge and America; 'Fauxberge'; Catalogue of Works; Hallmarks; Birbaum Memoirs; Selected Bibliography; Index. Interior - slight yellowing to edges of pages, faint lettering ink offset on title page. Exterior - light rubbing, light edge wear, two small creases at bottom front corner, crease down middle of rear cover, very small piece of laminate missing at bottom edge of rear cover, slight waviness to top/bottom of textblock, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, spine flat and uncreased. 
Price: 40.00 USD
PEREGRINE FALCON POPULATIONS: THEIR BIOLOGY AND DECLINE., Hickey, Joseph J., ed.  (Daniel Anderson, Clayton White, Frank Beebe, Morlan Nelson, James Enderson, Richard Banks, Richard Fyfe, Joseph Hagar, James Rice, Horst Schroder, Jean-Francois Terrasse, Hans Herren, Ian Prestt, Tom Cade, Walter Spofford, e
20 Hickey, Joseph J., ed. (Daniel Anderson, Clayton White, Frank Beebe, Morlan Nelson, James Enderson, Richard Banks, Richard Fyfe, Joseph Hagar, James Rice, Horst Schroder, Jean-Francois Terrasse, Hans Herren, Ian Prestt, Tom Cade, Walter Spofford, e PEREGRINE FALCON POPULATIONS: THEIR BIOLOGY AND DECLINE.
Madison University of Wisconsin Press 1969 Very Good Good+ 
596 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). B&w tables, graphs, maps, photographs. "(D)escribes a contemporary ecological disaster and the search to explain it. Its extensive analysis offers, on the one hand, an unusual landmark in population biology and, on the other, perhaps the requiem of a species. Once the prized favorite of medieval falconers, the cosmopolitan peregrine falcon was, until quite recently, a remarkably successful example of avian evolution. By the early 1960's, however, peregrine populations were catastrophically declining on two continents. Other raptors were mysteriously and rapidly decreasing too. In an effort to establish the cause or causes of these unprecedented events, an international conference of scientists, naturalists, and conservationists was convened at the University of Wisconsin in 1965. (This book) summarizes the proceedings of this conference and the enormous pool of unpublished population data that these investigators brought together. (It) examines a wide variety of adverse factors - diseases, parasites, and human harassment - and reaches the conclusion that the concentration of chlorinated hydrocarbons by bird- and fish-eating raptors is the only hypothesis that can adequately explain the simultaneous populations failures of so many species on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. A concluding chapter in the book briefly describes the research gaps that ecologists promptly closed after the conclusion of the conference: insecticides were found in high levels in surviving peregrines in Alaska and the Canadian Arctic. A dramatic change in eggshell thickness was found to have overtaken various species of raptors in Britain, California, and Massachusetts in 1947. And chlorinated hydrocarbon residue levels in eggs were shown to be inversely correlated with eggshell thickness. The increasing production of persisting insecticides now appers to be a threat to the world's biota on a much wider scale than the one described in this book. The arguments and the data here presented will be of great interest to scientists, conservationists, naturalists, and laymen concerned with the pollution of our environment and with the subtle delayed effects that modern chemicals have on our wildlife resources." Previous owner's name stamp on free front endpaper, bottom edge and fore-edge of text block, slight shelf soiling on bottom of text block, two small areas of light soiling on top of text block, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling/wear, several small closed tears - some with creases, a few tiny chips, light soiling and rubbing, small closed puncture on rear hinge - archivally taped. 
Price: 70.00 USD
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