NATURAL  HISTORY,  BOTANY

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(Updated April 15, 2016)

Susan Allport, SERMONS IN STONE: The Stone Walls of New England and New York .  (NY: W.W. Norton & Co., 1990)  square format octavo, 205 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with charming drawings by David Howell.  a beautifully produced work on the history, construction and folklore of stone walls, related stone structures, and even glacial erratics.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j., nicely inscribed by the author.  $20

Sally Atwater & Judith Schnell [Editors], RUFFED GROUSE.  (Harrisburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1989)  quarto, 370 pp., index, well ill. with color photos, drawings, and graphs.  An excellent readable yet scientifically accurate work in The Wildlife Series.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Anita & Spider Barbour, WILD FLORA OF THE NORTHEAST.  (Woodstock, NY: Overlook Press, 1991)  square quarto, 200 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with fine color photos and b&w line drawings by the authors.  A very attractive popular work showcasing the wild flowers of the Northeastern United States biosphere.  includes errata slip.  very good copy in torn d.j.  $1

C. Ritchie Bell & Anne H. Lindsey, FALL COLOR AND WOODLAND HARVESTS: A Guide to the More Colorful Fall Leaves and Fruits of the Eastern Forest .  (Chapel Hill, NC: Laurel Hill Press, 1990)  184 pp., index, glossary, appendices, ill. with 200 excellent photos of trees and another 146 color photos of fruits and nuts.  an attractive and very useful quality softbound work.  $5

Karl L. Brooks,  A CATSKILL FLORA AND ECONOMIC BOTANY.  (Albany, NY: New York State Museum, 1979-1984)  4 parts in 6 volumes, quarto, 276+, 115+, 374+, 358+ 283+ pp., indices, distribution maps and excellent b&w botanical line drawings in each volume. an important series covering flora of the Catskill Mountains in New York State as follows:  Vol I.: Pteridophyta [ferns and fern allies]; Vol. II.: Coniferales [conifers]; Vol. III: Apetalae [poplars, willows, hickories, birches, beeches, oaks, elms, nettles, sorrels, docks and smartweeds]; Vol. IV: Polypetalae [many genera].  very good set in original pictorial wraps.  $50

Lauren Brown, WEEDS IN WINTER.  (NY: W.W. Norton & Co., 1976)  252 pp., index, ill. with excellent botanically accurate and attractive line drawings by the author.  a very useful book, both as an identification guide and also as a very attractive and informative work on weeds.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j., signed by the author.  $10

Clive Byers & Jon Curson & Urban Olsson, SPARROWS AND BUNTINGS: A Guide to the Sparrows and Buntings of North America and the World.  (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1997 [1995])  334 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with excellent color plates from paintings that help differentiate these often confused song birds.  very good copy in d.j.  $20

Charles L. Cadieux, COYOTES: Predators & Survivors.  (Washington, DC: Stone Wall Press, 1983)  Introduction by Edward L. Kocizky.  233 pp., appendices, ill. with b&w photos.  While written from the perspective of a professional hunter who sees coyotes as troublesome to western ranchers, this scarce book nonetheless provides many interesting insights into their fascinating behavior.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Jerry R. Choate & J. Knox Jones & Clyde Jones, HANDBOOK OF MAMMALS OF THE SOUTH‑CENTRAL STATES.  (Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 1994)  304 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, ill. with excellent line drawings, maps, and b&w photos.  a modern definite guide covering Alabama , Arkansas , Georgia , Kentucky , Louisiana , Mississippi , and Tennessee .  v.g copy in d.j.  $10

David Dobbs & Richard Ober, THE NORTHERN FOREST .  (White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing, 1995)  356 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, maps on end-papers.  An important study of the future of the commercial timber industry in the evergreen-hardwood forests of northern New York , Vermont , New Hampshire , and Maine .  owner's name, o/w a very good copy in slightly torn d.j., nicely inscribed by the author, Dobbs.  $7

Allan W. Eckert, THE WADING BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA , NORTH OF MEXICO .  (Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co., 1981)  small folio, 252 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with distribution maps as well as detailed line drawings and full-page color plates (and attractive decorative end-papers) from the paintings of Karl E. Karalus.  A very beautifully illustrated basic work on the subject.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $8

Len Eiserer, THE AMERICAN ROBIN: A Backyard Institution.  (Chicago: Nelson Hall, 1976)  square format octavo, 174 pp., index, bibliography.  ill. with color photos and charmingly whimsical b&w line drawings by Martha Lane .  A very attractive, readable and personable work, but based on 6 years of serious study.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

John Elder, READING THE MOUNTAINS OF HOME.  (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1998)  253 pp., index, bibliography, notes, ill. with the fine drawings of Mal Schroder.  A fascinating work presenting the many subtle changes and details of a northeastern mountain habitat, in this case near Bristol , Vermont .  very good copy in d.j., signed by the author.  $5

John Elder [Editor], THE RETURN OF THE WOLF: Reflections on the Future of Wolves in the Northeast.  ( Middlebury , VT : Middlebury College Press, 2000)  Leading naturalists and writers respond to the possible return of the Wolf to the Northeast.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Thomas Elias, [GROLIER'S] FIELD GUIDE TO NORTH AMERICAN TREES.  (Danbury, CT: Grolier Book Clubs, 1989 [1980])  revised edition.  948 pp., index, ill. with excellent monochrome botanical drawings and distribution maps.  This excellent identification guide covers 652 native and 100 introduced species, with summer and winter keys.  I find this the best of the many tree identification guides.  very good copy in pictorial boards (no d.j. was issued for this edition).  $15

Thomas Elias, THE COMPLETE TREES OF NORTH AMERICA : Field Guide and Natural History.  (NY: Gramercy Press, 1987 [1980])  948 pp., index, ill. with excellent monochrome botanical drawings and distribution maps.  This excellent identification guide covers 652 native and 100 introduced species, with summer and winter keys.  I find this the best of the many tree identification guides.  a very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $10

Norman Fassett, MANUAL OF AQUATIC PLANTS.  (Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1975 [1957])  revised edition, edited by Eugene C. Ogden.  405 pp., index, ill. with excellent botanical line drawings.  Originally issued on 1940, this remains the pioneering work on the subject.  very good copy in green cloth binding with botanical decoration.  $5

Andreas Feininger, TREES.  (NY: Viking Press, 1978 [1968])  square quarto, 116 pp., index, notes on the photos, ill. in color and b&w with wonderful photos which have made this work a modern classic, and with b&w botanical line drawings.  The introductory material is surprisingly detailed and informative. very good copy in slightly torn d.j.  $1

Merritt Lyndon Fernald, GRAY'S MANUAL OF BOTANY: A HANDBOOK OF THE FLOWERING PLANTS AND FERNS OF NEW YORK .  (Portland, OR: Dioscorides Press, n.d. [1993])  Eighth Edition, corrected printing, with a new introduction by Reed C. Rollins. lxiv, 1632 pp. octavo, indices, illustrated with some detailed drawings in the text.  This edition was largely re-written and expanded by Fernald and issued in 1950.  A standard and indispensable botanical reference work, which is sadly now out-of-print.  owner's name neatly obscured, o/w a very good copy in d.j.  $40  

Merritt Lyndon Fernald, GRAY'S MANUAL OF BOTANY: A HANDBOOK OF THE FLOWERING PLANTS AND FERNS OF NEW YORK.  (Port l and, OR: Dioscorides Press, n.d. [1970])  Eighth Edition, corrected printing, with a new introduction by Reed C. Rol l ins. l xiv, 1632 pp. octavo, indices, i l l ustrated with some detai l ed drawings in the text.  This edition was largely reiwritten and expanded by Fernald and issued in 1950.  A standard and indispensab l e botanical reference work, which is sad l y now out-of-print.  owner's b l ind stamp on title page, o/w a very good copy in green cloth binding.  $35

Patricia Forey, WILD FLOWERS OF NORTH AMERICA .  (NY: Gallery Books, 1991)  folio, 256 pp., index, glossary, attractive decorative end-papers, ill. with color plates from 900 water colors by the author.  An uncommon and very attractive work.  very good copy in very attractive d.j.  $15

Edward Frankel, FERNS: A NATURAL HISTORY.  (Brattleboro, VT: Stephen Greene Press, 1981)  first edition, 264 pp,. index, appendices, ill. with excellent line drawings by Edgar M. Paulton.  A unique and fascinating work covering all aspects of botany, uses, history and lore of ferns and fern allies, containing the interesting information the various fern identification guides usually lack.  very good copy in d.j.  $15  

Henry A. Gleason & Arthur Cronquist, MANUAL OF VASCULAR PLANTS OF THE NORTHEASTERN UNITED STATES AND ADJACENT CANADA .  (Bronx, NY: NY Botanica l Garden, 1963)  origina l edition.  810 pp., index.  The definitive reference work used for serious native p l ant identification in these regions.  bookp l ate, o/w a very good copy in green c l oth binding.  $15

Derek Goodwin, CROWS OF THE WORLD: An Authoritative Guide to all 116 Species of he Crow Family, Including Jays, Magpies, Rooks, and the Raven.  (Ithaca, NY: Comstock/Cornell, 1976)  quarto, 354 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with distribution maps and excellent line drawings by Robert Gillmor.  still the most dependable work on the subject.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $30

Henry Marion Hall, WOODCOCK WAYS .  (NY: Oxford University Press, 1946)  large format octavo, 84 pp., ill. with b&w drawings and beautiful color plates from paintings of Ralph Ray.  a charming account of these fascinating birds.  very good copy in soiled, slightly worn d.j.  $10

James Hancock & James Kushlan, THE HERONS HANDBOOK.  (NY: Harper Collins, 1984)  288 pp., index, bibliography.  ill. with distribution maps and excellent full-page color plates painted by Robert Gillmor and Peter Hayman.  An excellent worldwide overview of the subject.  very good copy in d.j.  $12

Wayne Hanley, NATURAL HISTORY IN AMERICA : From Mark Catesby to Rachel Carson.  (NY: Quadrangle, 1977)  339 pp., ill. in color and b&w.  Interesting chapters cover not only the famous notables but also lesser-known figures such as Rafinesque, Bachman, Wilkes, and Say.  very good copy in d.j., nicely inscribed by the author.  $20

Hal H. Harrison, WOOD WARBLERS' WORLD.  (NY: Simon & Schuster, 1984)  Foreword by Les Line.  Technical Assistance and Range Maps by Mada Harrison.  334 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, well ill. with color and b&w photos and range maps for each species.  The most detailed and comprehensive work on American warblers issued to date.  very good copy in d.j.  $3

Carl G. Hartman, POSSUMS.  (Austin: Univ. of Texas Press, 1952)  quarto, 174 pp., index, bibliography, appendices, well ill. in b&w with photos and drawings.  an excellent scarce older work on the natural history of the opossum, filled not only with scientific information but with the rich history and folklore of the possum.  very good copy in torn d.j.  $10

Leon Augustus Hausman, BIRDS OF PREY OF NORTHEASTERN NORTH AMERICA .  (Peterborough, NH: Richard R. Smith, 1966 [1948])  revised and enlarged second edition, large format octavo, 164 pp.,. index, bibliography.  ill. with superb line drawings by Jacob Bates Abbot.  One of the more attractive works on the subject including interesting personal observations not found in identification guides.  very good copy in worn d.j.  $10

Leon Augustus Hausman, BIRDS OF PREY OF NORTHEASTERN NORTH AMERICA .  (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1948)  first edition, large format octavo, 164 pp.,. index, bibliography.  ill. with superb line drawings by Jacob Bates Abbot.  One of the more attractive works on the subject including interesting personal observations not found in identification guides.  very good copy in torn d.j.  $5

Bernd Heinrich, THE GEESE OF BEAVER BOG.  (NY: Harper Collins, 2004)  217 pp., index, glossary, appendices, ill. with color photos and b&w drawings by the author.  A fascinating study of the lives and personalities of Canada geese and related wetland wildlife.  very good copy in d.j.  $1  

Bernd Heinrich, THE HOT-BLOODED INSECTS: Strategies and Mechanisms of Thermoregulation.  (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1993)  601 pp., extensive bibliography, indices, ill. with line drawings, charts and graphs.  If you have enjoyed his popular shorter work, Thermal Warriors, you will treasure Bernd Heinrich's exhaustive and very scarce earlier work on the subject, and rather scarce.  very good copy in slightly chipped d.j.  $20

Bernd Heinrich, THE TREES IN MY FOREST .  (NY: Cliff Street Books, 1997)  first edition.  239 pp., bibliography, appendices, maps on end-papers, ill. with wonderful b&w line and color drawings by the author.  A highly readable account of the author's 300-acre woodland in Maine , which he uses as a camp and outdoor laboratory.  As the owner of 86 acres of northern forest in New York State myself, I have come to appreciate the few works, such as this, which capture the fascinating and ever-changing life of the forest and its inhabitants.  very good copy of a quality softbound work, signed by the author.  $5

Bernd Heinrich, A YEAR IN THE MAINE WOODS.  (Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1994)  259 pp., ill. by attractive drawings by the author in the text.  a wonderfully written and most fascinating personal account of life in the northern forest.  very good copy of the quality softbound edition.  $2

Bernd Heinrich, SUMMER WORLD: A Season of Bounty.  (NY: Ecco/Harper Collins, 2009)  253 pp., extensive bibliography, ill. with attractive line drawings and color plates by the author in the text.  A truly fascinating work on the wonderful events involving plants and animals during the growing season.  very good copy in d.j.  $5  

Bernd Heinrich, WINTER WORLD: The Ingenuity of Anima l Surviva l .  (NY: Ecco/Harper Co l l ins, 2003)  347 pp., extensive bib l iography, i l l . with attractive l ine drawings by the author in the text.  A tru l y fascinating work on the amazing array of techniques used by a l l kinds of anima l s in the northern United States to survive the winter.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Donald S. Heintzleman, HAWKS AND OWLS OF NORTH AMERICA .  (NY: Universe Books, 1979)  large format octavo, 197 pp., index, bibliography, appendix, ill. with excellent color and b&w photos.  an excellent overview of the subject that is fairly scarce.  very good cop in slightly worn d.j.  $10

Colin Howlett, HELIGAN WILD: A Year of Nature in the Lost Gardens.  (London: Victor Gollancz, 1999)  Introduction by Tim Smit.  128 pp., ill. with lovely color plates from paintings by Mally Francis (flora) and Angus Hudson (birds).  a charming work chronically the natural history and wild life of the famous restored gardens in Cornwall.  very good copy in d.j., signed by the artist and the two illustrators.  $10

Paul A. Johnsgard, NORTH AMERICAN OWLS: Biology and Natural History.  (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1988)  large format octavo, 294 pp., index, extensive bibliography, glossary.  ill. with color photos, excellent b&w line drawings and distribution maps.  Both scientifically accurate and highly readable, this is the best book on the subject to date. a very good copy in very slightly worn d.j. of the scarce hardbound edition.  $35

Paul A. Johnsgard, DIVING BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA.  (Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1987)  quarto, 292 pp., index, extensive bibliography, appendices, ill. with color photos, excellent b&w line drawings and distribution maps.  Both scientifically accurate and highly readable, this is the best book on the subject to date.  a very good copy in very slightly worn d.j. of the scarce hardbound edition.  $20

Paul A. Johnsgard, NORTH AMERICAN OWLS: Biology and Natural History.  (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1988)  large format octavo, 294 pp., index, extensive bibliography, glossary.  ill. with color photos, excellent b&w line drawings and distribution maps.  Both scientifically accurate and highly readable, this is the best book on the subject to date.  some marking in text, 2 corners slightly bumped, o/w a very good copy of the quality softbound edition.  $1

Michael Jordan, THE GREEN MANTLE: An Investigation into our Lost Knowledge of Plants.  (London: Cassell, 2001)  large format octavo, 288 pp., index, brief bibliography, ill. with color photos and art reproductions.  An intriguing study into the concept of the green world from ancient times to the present day.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Diana Kappel-Smith, NIGHT LIFE: From Dusk to Dawn.  (Boston: Little-Brown & Co., 1990)  ill. with a few drawings by the author in the text.  A highly readable and very informative study of natural history at night in 5 quite distinct states.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j., signed by the author.  $2

John N. Kingsbury, POISONOUS PLANTS OF THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA.  (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1964)  5th printing.  626 pp., index, extensive bibliography, ill. with b&w photos and excellent botanical line drawings.  a clinically, physiologically, and pathologically oriented approach to the literature on poisonous plants, or more simply, the most definitive recent work on the subject, covering 700 plant species.  very good copy in well worn d.j.  $10

John E. Klimas & James A. Cunningham, WILDFLOWERS OF EASTERN AMERICA.  (NY: Alfred Knopf, 1974)  large format octavo, 271+ pp., index, useful appendices, ill. with 304 color photos.  While the book may have been intended as an identification guide, it is more useful for the both the detailed descriptive and additional information and the color photos.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Verlyn Klinkenborg, THE RURAL LIFE.  (NY: Viking, 2003)  213+ pp., ill. with chapter-head engraving by Reynolds Stone.  a highly readable seasonal account of our personal relationship to the rural environment.  The author, best known for his column in the New York Times, lives on a farm in Columbia County, New York.  fine copy in d.j, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.  $5

Harriet Kofalk, NO WOMAN TENDERFOOT: Florence Merriam Bailey, Pioneer Naturalist.  (College Station, TX: Texas A&M Press, 1989)   225 pp., index, bibliography, notes, ill. with reproductions of historic b&w photos.  Bailey (1863-1948) began her career at Smith College and worked largely in the American West; she was one of the first ornithologists to study live birds in the wild rather than museum specimens.  very good copy in slightly sunned d.j.  $5

Robert G. LafLeur, GLACIAL GEOLOGY OF THE TROY, N.Y., QUADRANGLE.  (Albany, NY: New York State Museum, 1965)  Science Survey Map and Chart Series, No. 7.  quarto, 22 pp. booklet and large accompanying folding colored map enclosed in a map pocket.  a fine copy of a scarce work for both the scholar and the amateur enthusiast.  $20

Ted Levin, BLOOD BROOK: A Naturalist's Home Ground.  (Post Mills, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing Co., 1992)  207 pp.  a highly readable account of various aspects of natural history in the Northeastern woodlands.  very good copy in d.j., signed by the author.  $3

Ted Levin, BACKTRACKING: The Way of a Naturalist.  (Chelsea, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing Co., 1987)  220+ pp., ill. with fine monochrome drawings by Joan Waltermire.  a highly readable account of various aspects of natural history in the Northeast, covering such subjects as coyotes, timber rattlesnakes, weasels, vernal pools and bluebirds.  very good copy in d.j., nicely inscribed by the author and signed by the author and illustrator.  $5

Peter J. Marchand, AUTUMN: Season of Change.  (Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 2000)  151 pp., index, notes.  a fascinating work examining the natural and biological phenomena of autumn.  near fine copy of a quality softbound work.  $3

Peter J. Marchand, NORTH WOODS: An Inside Look at the Native Forests of New England.  (Boston: Appalachian Mountain Club, 1987)  141 pp., index, ill. with b&w photos and a few drawings in the text.  an excellent guide to the mountain forests of northern New York and New England.  near fine copy of a quality softbound work.  $3

Edwin Menninger, FANTASTIC TREES: Marvels & Monstrosities of the Arboreal World.  (NY: Viking, 1967)  304 pp., index, notes, bibliography, ill. with many b&w photos.  a truly fascinating work covering a wide variety of interesting trees from across the globe.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $2

Edward L. Mills and others, BIOLOGICAL INVASIONS IN THE HUDSON RIVER BASIN.  (Albany, NY: New York State Museum, 1997)  Circular No. 57.  quarto, 51 pp., extensive bibliography, ill. in b&w with maps and charts.  an excellent compilation of invasive flora and fauna.  very good copy in perfect bound wraps.  $5

Leon S. Minckler, WOODLAND ECOLOGY: Environmental Forestry for the Small Owner.  (Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1982 [1975])  second edition.  241 pp., index, appendices.  ill. with b&w photos and very attractive line drawings by Francis W. Davis.  Not only does this book contain valuable information that has not become dated, but the author demonstrates the importance of maintaining both the aesthetics of the forested landscape and the habitats of its denizens.  very good copy of a quality softbound work.  $5

Colleen Helgeson Nelson, THE DOWNY WATERFOWL OF NORTH AMERICA.  (Deerfield, IL: Delta Station Press, 1993)  quarto, 302 pp., index, bibliography, appendices, identification keys, ill. with many detailed line drawings and full-page color plates by the author.  an exhaustive and very well presented study.  very good copy in d.j. by an expert from North Dakota.  $5

Gordon H. Orians, BLACKBIRDS OF THE AMERICAS.  (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1985)  quarto, 163 pp., index, bibliography, appendices, ill. with outstanding dramatic engravings by Tony Angell as well as drawings, maps and graphs.  The best work to date, both scholarly and readable and very attractively presented, on blackbirds and relatives including grackles, orioles, cowbirds, meadowlarks and bobolinks.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Charlotte M. Porter, THE EAGLE'S NEST: Natural History and American Ideas, 1812-1842.  (Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press, 1986)  251 pp., index, bibliography, notes, a few b&w ills. in the text.  The best work to date covering a neglected period in American natural history, which centered around Philadelphia in the decades preceding Darwinism.  A most worthwhile volume in the History of American Science and Technology Series.  v.g copy in d.j.  $10

Catherine Reid, Coyote: Seeking the Hunter in Our Midst.  (Boston: Houghton-Mifflin, 2004)  179 pp., bibliography.  A highly readable study of the eastern coyote's remarkable comeback in the Northeast.  very good copy in d.j., signed and inscribed by the author.  $15

June Carver Roberts, SEASON OF PROMISE: Wild Plants in Winter: Northeastern United States.  (Athens: Ohio University Press, 1993)  large format octavo, 208 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, ill. with wonderful reproductions of watercolors and line drawings by the author.  Every so often a most informative and beautifully illustrated natural history guide book appears; this one covers over 250 different plants.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Alexander F. Skutch, THE LIFE OF THE WOODPECKER.  (Santa Monica, CA: Ibis Publishing, 1985)  quarto, 136 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with very attractive color plates from the paintings of Dana Gardner.  a highly attractive, readable and very informative uncommon work on these charming birds.  fine copy in d.j.  $10

Noel & Helen Snyder, BIRDS OF PREY:  Natural History and Conservation of North American Raptors.  (Stillwater, MN: Voyageur Press, 1991)  quarto, 224 pp., index, extensive bibliography, ill. with excellent color photos and distribution maps.  written for the layman, this is one of the most comprehensive recent works on the subject.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $5

Colin & Geoffrey Spedding, THE NATURAL HISTORY OF A GARDEN.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2003)  245 pp., index, bibliography, notes, metric conversion chart, ill. with color photos and useful detailed b&w line drawings.  organized scientifically but written for the layman, this work studies the complex relationships between plants, animals, birds, and invertebrates in an English garden.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Alexander Sprunt Jr., NORTH AMERICAN BIRDS OF PREY.  (NY: Bonanza Books, 1955)  Foreword by Roger Tory Peterson.  227 pp., index, bibliography, appendices.  ill. with full page color plates from paintings of Alan Brooks, and b&w comparative drawings of birds in flight by Peterson.  An older work that is still very useful, with particular attractive illustrations.  very good copy in torn d.j.  $2

Judith Sumner, AMERICAN HOUSEHOLD BOTANY: A History of Useful Plants, 1620-1900.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2000)  396 pp., index, bibliography, ill. with color photos and b&w engravings from old works.  An excellent work on cultivated medicinal plants from the author of the 2000 work The Natural History of Medicinal Plants.  very good copy in d.j.  $15

Roger B. Swain, SAVING GRACES: Sojourns of a Backyard Biologist.  (Boston: Little Brown, 1991)  138 pp., ill. with charming line drawings by Elizabeth Rorer.  highly readable and fascinating discourses on natural history in our everyday world.  very good copy in d.j.  $1

Julien Tavener [Editor], THE BIRDS OF THE NORTHEAST [JOHN J. AUDUBON'S GUIDE]: His Art and His Observations, a Personal Field Guide.  (Boston: Audubon Masterpiece Collection, 2004)  Biography by Prof. Ron Tyler.  259 pp., index, extensive bibliography, notes, ill. with 97 full color plates reproduced from Audubon's classic as well as a fold-out map and portrait of the artist/author.  a beautifully produced special edition including only birds found in the northeastern United States with a wonderful essay on Audubon.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $15

David A. Taylor, GINSENG: The Divine Root. The Curious History of the Plant tha Captivated the World.  (Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2006)  308 pp., index, sources, appendix.  The amazing story of the medicinal herb so valued in the Orient and now disappearing from America's woodlands.  a fine copy in d.j.  $7

Robert M. Thorson, STONE BY STONE: The Magnificent History in New England's Stone Walls.  (NY: Walker Company, 2002)  287 pp., index, ill. with b&w photos, drawings and reproductions of old engravings.  The fascinating history of the rise and decline of stone walls, believed to once total over 240,000 miles in length.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Nancy J. Turner & Adam F. Scazawinski, COMMON POISONOUS PLANTS AND MUSHROOMS OF NORTH AMERICA.  (Portland, OR: Timber Press, 1992 [1991])  311 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, ill. with 200 color photos and b&w leaf profiles.  very useful and authoritative reference work covering both native and introduced plants.  very good copy in d.j.  $10

Alice & Thomas Vitale, LEAVES: In Myth, Magic and Medicine.  (NY: Stewart, Tabori and Chang, 1997)  unusual square format octavo, 351 pp., pictorial boards, index, bibliography, ill. with reproductions of skeleton leaves and sun pictures and charming engravings in the text.  A unique and fascinating work covering 110 plants, the first of its kind since Vernon Quinn's work of 1937.  very good copy in d.j.  $5

Laurence Walker, FORESTS: A Naturalist's Guide to Woodland Trees.  (Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 1996 [1990])  288 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, ill. with b&w photos.  An information filled work on many varied aspects of trees and forest from across the United States.  very good copy of the quality softbound edition.  $5

Laurence C. Walker, TREES: An Introduction to Trees and Forest Ecology for the Amateur Naturalist.  (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice‑Hall, 1984)  large format octavo, 306 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, ill. with b&w photos and drawings.  One of the most readable and informative basic guides to American woodland history and ecology, and now rather scarce.  very good copy in slightly faded d.j.  $5

Scott Weidensaul, OF A FEATHER: A BRIEF HISTORY OF AMERICAN BIRDING.  (Orlando, FL: Harcourt, 2007)  358 pp., index, bibliography, notes, a few b&w ills. in the text.  a highly readable overview on the subject.  v.g. copy in d.j.  $5

Tom Wessels, READING THE FORESTED LANDSCAPE: A Natural History of New England.  (Woodstock, VT: Countryman Press, 1997)  Foreword by Ann Zwinger.  square format octavo, 199 pp., index, bibliography, appendices, ill. with superb b&w drawings by Brian Cohen. Possibly the best work today on studying forests to understand their natural history.  a very good copy in d.j.  $20

John O. Whitaker Jr. & William O. Hamilton Jr., MAMMALS OF THE EASTERN UNITED STATES.  (Ithaca, NY: Comstock Publishing Associates, 1979)  2nd, revised edition.  376 pp., index, bibliography, glossary, appendix, ill. with b&w photos and  distribution maps.  First issued in 1943, this work remains the best on the subject.  very good copy in slightly worn d.j.  $5

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