Natural History Books

Natural History Books

1025 Keokuk Street
Iowa City, IA, U.S.A. 52240

Joined August 15, 2005

Seller Rating:

4-star rating

About this seller

Natural History Books is an independent, rare book retailer operating out of Iowa City, IA. The business is owned and operated by Noriko and Russell Ciochon. We only sell books through our NHB website and other book service websites. We do not offer books for sale within the state of Iowa. We specialize in rare and hard to find books in all areas of natural history especially ornithology, herpetology, ichthyology, mammalogy, paleontology, botany, evolutionary biology and travel and exploration. Our rare and hard-to-find book section has many fine hand-colored plate books. Our latest acquisition is the academic mycology collection of University of Michigan mycologist Alexander H. Smith. In his lifetime (1904-1986), Smith published 200 articles, books, and monographs about fungi. His private research library was extensive. We are always buying natural history books if you have a collection to offer, please contact us at or by calling (319) 354-9088. Nearly all books we sell are in very good or better condition. We have tried to describe condition precisely. Books described as FINE are in as new condition. NEAR FINE books show only slight signs of wear. VERY GOOD books show below average wear. Books described as GOOD usually have some condition problems. We do not carry books that are rated lower than good condition. You can email us at

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Terms of Sale

All prices are net. We accept Visa, MasterCard, personal checks, or wire transfers for orders placed by phone or email. Payment must be in U.S. dollars. We encourage customers to contact us to verify availability, condition, and specific shipping instructions. We do not offer books for sale in the state of Iowa.
Natural History Books
Noriko and Russell Ciochon
1025 Keokuk Street
Iowa City, IA 52240
Phone: (319) 354-9088
Fax: (319) 354-0844

Shipping Terms

Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required. All books shipped for delivery outside of the USA will be sent via airmail. Please contact us for specific charges. There is no sea mail from the US to any location; therefore the minimum cost of international shipping is $35. The final cost can vary depending on weight; the average cost for a single volume to Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America is $45.