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Steele, J. & J. Jenks

Published by A. S. Barnes & Company, New York (1887)

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From: Watkins Natural History Books (Dolgeville, NY, U.S.A.)

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About this Item: A. S. Barnes & Company, New York, 1887. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Wear to decorative covers, especially spine ends, drawings, contents fine, an early treatment of animal classification. Seller Inventory # 002114

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Steele, J. Dorman; Jenks, J. W. P.

Published by Chautaugua, New York (1887)

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About this Item: Chautaugua, New York, 1887. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. VARIOUS(DRAWINGS, DIAGRAMS (illustrator). First. Boards in dark blue cloth, very good for the vintage, loose binding, separation at hinge of endpaper, handling, minor soiling of cloth, yellowing pages. 320p., indexed, lots of good scientific drawings of animals, reptiles, birds. Classic 19th century textbook. Very little theoretical discussion, emphasis is on taxonomy, classification, illustration. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 005460

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Steele, J. Dorman

Published by Chautauqua Press (1887)

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About this Item: Chautauqua Press, 1887. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Seller Inventory # ABE-11456105897

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Steele, J. Dorman, Ph.D. And J.W.P. Jenks, A.M.

Published by New York: Chautauqua Press, 1887, New York (1887)

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From: Virtuous Volumes et al. (Wilson, WI, U.S.A.)

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About this Item: New York: Chautauqua Press, 1887, New York, 1887. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good+. No Jacket. Chautauqua Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+/No Jacket. Chautauqua Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Lower corner tips worn through covering, a couple of 1/4" long soil spots on front cover, bb-sized scrape at heel of spine near edge. Dark green cloth with gold lettering on spine, black lettering and design with gold emblem on front board. 319 pages. Seller Inventory # 010848

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Thomas Rymer Jones

Published by SPCK, London (1865)

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From: Scarthin Books ABA, ILAB. (Cromford, United Kingdom)

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About this Item: SPCK, London, 1865. Publisher's Cloth. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Undamaged copy in original purple cloth boards, slightly faded to the spine. Titled in gilt. 594 pages with publishers catalogue at the rear. Nearly 500 textual illustrations from engravings. No names or inscriptions. Seller Inventory # RV001765

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About this Item: Whittaker, Treacher, and Co. Condition: Fair. First edition copy. Published in 1830. . No Dust Jacket Cover corners & spine edges bumped. Pages lightly foxed/soiled. Writing inside. Seller Inventory # R0251n

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Wood, J.G. and Holder, Joseph B.

Published by New York Selmar Hess (1885)

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About this Item: New York Selmar Hess, 1885. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Vol. I, Mammalia only. Bound in 3/4 leather. 640 pages. Illustrated with chromolithographs and wood engravings. Rubbing to extremities, else very good condition including plates. (N5). Seller Inventory # 7337

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Wood, J.G. and Holder, Joseph B.

Published by New York Selmar Hess (1898)

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About this Item: New York Selmar Hess, 1898. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Two volumes complete as issued bound in 3/4 leather. Tall. Illustrated with chromolithographs and wood engravings. Both books have rubbing to extremities, else very good condition. (N5). Seller Inventory # 7335

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About this Item: Whittaker, Treacher, and Co., 1830., London:, 1830. 8vo. (225 x 136 mm) xv, [1], 414 pp. Uncut, errata slip tipped in; occasional foxing, ownership pen marks on title-page. Bound in original paper boards, paper spine, printed paper spine title label; spine and corners restored. Very good. Second edition (1st edition was 1827), which includes two added lectures not in the first edition. The first series of six lectures address the topics of natural history, vegetable physiology, zoology, animal and vegetable poisons, and human faculties, mental and corporeal. Following the chapter on zoology are five pages of animal classification tables. The final two lectures deal with mammiferous animals (six orders, from primates to whales). On page 86, there is an underlined portion of the text, referring to Stephen Hales' discoveries relating to temperature and the rising of sap in plants. Among the plants Lempriere discusses in his list of poisonous plants are deadly nightshade, hemlock, henbane, tobacco, foxglove, wolfsbane, mushrooms and the opium poppy. He also goes into a lengthy discussion of venomous snakes, particularly the American rattlesnake. There is a six-page table of poisons listed at the end of the related lectures. William Lempriere ". . . entered the army medical service when young, and by 1789 was attached to the garrison of Gibraltar. In the September of that year Sidi Mahommed, emperor of Morocco, sent a message to General O'Hara, the commandant at Gibraltar, asking that an English doctor might be sent to attend his son, Muley Absolom, who was suffering from cataract. Lempriere accepted the commission, and left Gibraltar on 14 Sept. 1789; on 28 Oct. he reached Tarudant, where he attended the prince with great success. His only rewards, however, were 'a gold watch, an indifferent horse, and a few hard dollars.' He was then summoned to Morocco itself, which he reached on 4 Dec., to attend some ladies of the sultan's harem. He was detained at Morocco a long time against his will, and was not allowed to leave till 12 Feb. 1790; here again he complains of the miserable remuneration awarded him. After his return from Morocco Lempriere published an account of his travels in A Tour from Gibraltar to Tangier, Sallee, Mogadore, Santa Cruz, Tarudant, and thence over Mount Atlas to Morocco, London, 1791. . . . Lempriere left the army with the rank of inspector-general of hospitals, and resided for many years in the Isle of Wight. . . ." During his stay there he published two medical works: A Report on the Medicinal Effects of an Aluminious Chalybeate Water lately discovered at Sandrocks, in the Isle of Wight, London, 1812 and Popular Lectures on the Study of Natural History and the Sciences, as delivered before The Isle of Wight Philosophical Society, London, 1830. [DNB]. BM Readex, Vol. 15, p. 22; DNB, Vol. XI, p. 913. Not in Osler, Waller or Wellcome. Seller Inventory # S8898

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Wood, J.G. and Holder, Joseph B.

Published by New York Selmar Hess (1898)

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About this Item: New York Selmar Hess, 1898. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Vol. I-V. Missing vol. VI. First edition bound in 3/4 leather. Illustrated with chromolithographs and wood engravings. Various amounts of rubbing to extremities, else all books are in very good condition as are plates. (N5). Seller Inventory # 7336

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