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Travels Comprising Observations Made During a Residence in the Tarentaise ..., BAKEWELL, R.
1 BAKEWELL, R. Travels Comprising Observations Made During a Residence in the Tarentaise ...

BAKEWELL, R. Travels Comprising Observations Made During a Residence in the Tarentaise ..., in 2 volumes, London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1823. Octavo, first editions, pp. 8 (ads), xvi, 381, 3 hand-colored aquatints; vii, 447, 1 color plate (frontispiece), contemporary three-quarter maroon calf over maroon cloth, gilt lettering inside 4 of 5 spine compartments, rehinged with added endpages to repair cracked joints, edges untrimmed. Provenance: from the collection of the mountaineer Vernon Howard, with his bookplates on the front pastedowns; title pages have inadequately erased notes identifying the books as from the library of the Governor's Company (a bank in Ireland). Written as a report on geology but also to entertain English readers who, the author says, rarely if ever visit the parts of Europe covered here. In addition to the Tarentaise, the title mentions the Grecian and Pennine Alps, Switzerland and Auvergne. See Abbey Travel 56 and Tooley 75. Tooley paginates the 4 color plates differently from those in the present set, but all are intact here. Condition of these books: Good and sound with scattered dusty stains as if from fingerprints, but generally clean, very little foxing. 
Price: 1000.00 USD
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Toros Muertos, CLERGUE, Lucien.
2 CLERGUE, Lucien. Toros Muertos

CLERGUE, LUCIEN. Toros Muertos, New York: Brussel & Brussel, 1966. Square quarto, American edition of a book that was published earlier in France and Germany, unpaginated, red cloth boards with black lettering stamped into spine and front, largely halftone photos with text mostly in English. Clergue, a collaborator of Picasso's, here captures the pain and anguish of a blood sport's losers. Although this was not intended to be anti-bullfighting, it looks that way to modern eyes. Condition of this book: Dust jacket is chipped at edges, some leaves over-opened. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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Falconry and Art, DE CHAMERLAT, Christian A.;
3 DE CHAMERLAT, Christian A.; Falconry and Art
0856673382 / 9780856673382 
DE CHAMERLAT, CHRISTIAN ANTOINE. Falconry and Art, London: Sotheby's Publications, 1987. Heavy quarto, first edition, pp. 255, green cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine and front, color and halftone illustration. An international survey of the art inspired by the bird species that hunts on behalf of people, beginning in ancient times. 
Price: 275.00 USD
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The End, Montauk, N.Y., DWECK, Michael.
4 DWECK, Michael. The End, Montauk, N.Y.
0810950081 / 9780810950085 
DWECK, MICHAEL. The End, Montauk, N.Y., New York: Abrams, 2004. Tall folio, first edition, unpaginated, beige cloth boards with blind-stamped lettering on spine and front, about 150 halftone and color photo plates profiling the free-spirited surfing community at the eastern end of New York's Long Island. The photographer wrote of Montauk: "It's 100 miles from Manhattan, yet almost no one locks their doors and the taco stand extends credit. Everyone knows the freewheeling vibe can't last, they're just determined that it won't disappear on their watch. ... I focused on the subjects I was most interested in, the surfers. By and large these are kids who are the same age I was when I first fell in love with the place. They are beautiful and sexy and tribal in a way no one who hasn't been part of the surf community can understand." Condition of this book: Spine shaken, jacket moderately worn, no tears, remainder mark at bottom edge, double gatefold is wrinkled at opening, images fine. Overall very good. 
Price: 1500.00 USD
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The Ruffed Grouse Book, EVANS, George Bird [editor].
5 EVANS, George Bird [editor]. The Ruffed Grouse Book

EVANS, GEORGE BIRD [editor]. The Ruffed Grouse Book, New Jersey: Amwell Press, 1977. Tall octavo, copy No. 764 of an edition limited to 1000 copies, pp. xv, 258, light green buckram boards with green stamped lettering and hunting ornaments on spine, stamped drawing of a hunting horn and trophy on upper panel, slipcased, green ribbon bookmark bound in. Signed on the limitation page by Evans, illustrator Donad Shoffstall, and Jim Rikhoff, the president of the National Sporting Fraternity Limited, for which this book was published. It's a compilation of great writing on the grouse, including work by Evans, Frank Forester, Aldo Leopold, and Ernest Thompson Seton. Condition of this book: Near fine with faint wear at spine ends. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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The Birds of the Bible, HARBAUGH, H.
6 HARBAUGH, H. The Birds of the Bible

HARBAUGH, H. The Birds of the Bible, Philadelphia: Lindsay and Blakiston, 1854. Quarto, first edition, pp. xi, 12-300, 12 color plates including extra title page, original blue cloth boards with blind-stamped and gilt-stamped decoration on both panels and spine. Condition of this book: Boards darkening near edges, rubbed at edges with minor losses at spine ends. Leaves toning, with dampstain at upper edges, images fine. Overall good and sound. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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Kazu, RITTS, Herb
7 RITTS, Herb Kazu
4891944471 / 9784891944476 first and only, near fine 
RITTS, HERB. Kazu, Tokyo: Parco, 1995. Folio, only edition, pp. 52, printed boards, duotone plates of the Japanese athlete Kazu, Kazuyoshi Miura, wearing little or nothing. Typical Ritts quality (that is, extraordinary), all photos single-page, some with no bleed. Scarce. Condition of this book: Dust jacket shows light wear, no tears. Leaves clean and tight. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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Travel and Big Game, SELOUS, Percy,
8 SELOUS, Percy, Travel and Big Game

SELOUS, PERCY, and BRYDEN, H.A. Travel and Big Game, London: Bellairs and Co., 1897. Quarto, first edition, pp. 196, 6 plates of drawings, green cloth boards with beveled edges, gilt lettering on top and spine, gilt palm tree on spine, black drawing of a hunter on top. Mostly written by Selous but with chapters on giraffe and zebra hunting by Bryden. Covers hunting in Africa and North America. Six illustrations by Charles Whymper show game animals with vaguely human expressions on their faces. Scarce. Condition of this book: Boards rubbed at extremities, chipping at head and tail of spine. Leaves clean and tight, free front endpaper has embossed ID of W.H. Smith & Son. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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Wehman's Book on Pigeons, WINTERS, Frances
9 WINTERS, Frances Wehman's Book on Pigeons

[PIGEONS] Wehman's Book on Pigeons, by Frances M. Winters, duodecimo, New York: Wehman Bros., 1939, pp. 31, illustrated wraps, with line drawings. This pamphlet is a manual for the breeder of all kinds of pigeons "for exhibition and profit," with chapters covering construction of pigeon houses, management and food, varieties and breeds, and diseases. Condition of this book: Cover shows little wear, no tears. Pages clean and tight, tanning. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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