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WILD FLOWERS OF THE NORTH AMERICAN MOUNTAINS., Henshaw, Julia W.
1 Henshaw, Julia W. WILD FLOWERS OF THE NORTH AMERICAN MOUNTAINS.
New York Robert M. McBride 1915 First Edition Hard Cover Good 
383 pp, 8 3/8" H. Reddish brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering & black/red/gold illustration on front board. 16 colour plates (including frontispiece and one plate with two examples), 64 b&w plates - all present. Contents: General Key to the Families; Ferns and Fern Allies; Trees; Reeds, Grasses, Sedges and Rushes; White to Green and Brown Flowers; Pink to Red Flowers; Blue to Purple Flowers; Yellow to Orange Flowers; Glossary; Index to Scientific Names; Index to English Names. In spring, "the snow-crowned mountains rule over an enchanting land of foliage, ferns and fungi, and the alpine meadows are ablaze with bright-hued flowers that grow luxuriantly beneath the broad blue tent of the sky. From the mountains of the Yukon and Alaska to the hills of Nova Scotia and New England, in the Rockies, the Selkirks and the mountain ranges of Montana, Dakota, Washington, Oregon, California and the other States, you will find that the same miracle has been wrought. On the lower levels white-flowered scarlet-fruited shrubs mingle with the Wintergreens, Larkspurs, Violets and Columbines; flaming Indian Paint Brushes, Gentians, Queen-cups and purple Vetches cover many a slope ---." Old repair to inside front hinge - gluing of split in paper, 1917 school presentation notation in ink on free front endpaper, a 1" tear archivally taped at top of title page, some slight separation between some page gatherings but holding firmly, light toning to pages, moderate browning to edges of text block, light to moderate edge wear to baords, light rubbing to illustration on front board, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, three small scuffs/dents on rear hinge with some loss of cloth, tiny dent on fore-edge of both boards. Book is protected in a rubbed stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
2 N/A ASSURANCE SONGS FOR EVANGELISM.
Lillenas, Kansas City, Missouri, n.d. 
52 pp, 8 3/16" H, soft cover - stapled in wraps. Lyrics and musical notation for 52 songs including: Amazing Grace; Blessed Assurance; Glorious Freedom; He Abides; How Firm a Foundation!; It Cleanseth Me; Leaning on the Everlasting Arms; Love Divine; My Burdens Rolled Away; My Wonderful Lord; Only Trust Him; Our Lord's Return to Earth Again; Pass Me Not; Revive Us Again; Standing on the Promises; The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power; The Cleansing Wave; There is a Fountain; To God Be the Glory; Under the Atoning Blood; We're Marching to Zion; Where He Leads Me, and more. Interior - two pages with small corner crease, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light wear on spine, tiny speck on rear cover. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
ISLAND OF THE BLESSED:  THE SECRETS OF EGYPT'S EVERLASTING OASIS., Thurston, Harry.
3 Thurston, Harry. ISLAND OF THE BLESSED: THE SECRETS OF EGYPT'S EVERLASTING OASIS.
Doubleday Canada 2003 0385259697 / 9780385259699 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
388 pp, 9 1/4" H. "(I)n the Western Desert, where decades might pass between rains, and showers often evaporate before they hit the ground, lies the 'other Egypt', where a story as old as the sands has lain for millennia. In this tiny island of green - with its shifting borders of deadly sand, verdant farms, and buried water - rests the whole of human history and its future. (The author) follows a Canadian-led international team of archaeologists as they sift the Sahara to unlock the secrets of the 'everlastting oasis', Dahkleh. This fertile and isolated place has been home to humans for nearly half a million years, and modern archaeologists are using high-tech methods to decipher how desert-dwelling Africans gave birth to the great Nile civilization. A perfect Old Kingdom town has been unearthed, replete with palaces and temples from the Golden Age of ancient Egypt. Awed archaeologists continue their excavation of an entire Roman city - a 'desert Pompeii' - buried by the inexorable march of the Sahara, where they have already uncovered a stunning cache of mummies, a Roman-era archive of 10,000 papyri, and the world's two oldest books. Combining elements of adventure travelogue and scientific detective story, (this book) explores the fragile balance between an over-reaching humanity and its environment, and unveils an utterly fascinating chapter of human history." Slight lean to spine, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, 1 1/2" sq. white label on rear pastedown under flap. Dust jacket has some light wrinkling at top edge and a soft crease along top edge of rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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