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Paris: Bureau de la Societe des Publications Illustrees, 1839. 6 volumes. Frontispiece portrait in first volume and small vignettes on all title pages. Profusely illustrated with 121 fine hand-colored plates and maps, tissue guards (Scattered foxing and some age-browning). Short 4to, attractively bound in contemporary brown leather-backed boards with gilt-decorated spines (evenly faded to tan); marbled endpapers. Paris: Bureau de la Societe des Publications Illustrees, 1839. Text in French. A very good(+) set.
New York: Hurd & Houghton, 1871. 8vo, red-brown cloth pictorially stamped in black & gilt. N.Y.: Hurd & Houghton, 1871. First Edition. Burroughs first regularly published book after a self published essay on Whitman. Presentation to Joel Benton, Washington DC, July 16, 1871. Benton was a critic and verse writer of repute. Engraved bookplate.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1904. 23 volumes. Frontispiece portrait, numerous illustrations in color and black and white on Japan vellum with tissue guards. Short 8vos, beautifully bound in 3/4 green morocco with elaborate gilt-decorated floral designs on spine, top edges gilt. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1904-1923. Fine. The Riverby edition. Signed by Burroughs on the title page of volume 1. Volumes 18-23 are similarly bound, but in light brown leather. Volume 18 is additionally inscribed by Burroughs on the flyleaf.
Baltimore: F. Lucas. The text is interspersed with blank sheets of colored paper, possibly for owner's notations or where plates were to have been inserted (clearly nothing has been removed). Small 4to, contemporary 3/4 leather (edges well-rubbed but sound; some light foxing). Baltimore: F. Lucas, no date . Errata slip for second edition is laid-in and with a very neat owner's inscription dated 1830. A charming dictionary of flowers as mentioned in poetry and literature of the past.
New York: Viking, 1981. Color and black and white plates. 180pp. Large 4to, green cloth, in board slipcase with color pictorial label (case just a bit edgeworn). N.Y. & Washington, DC: National Park Foundation and Viking Press, 1981. First Edition. Fine. Signed by Ketchum and with an additional signed gift card laid-in. National parks in the work of America's greatest nature photographers, including Wm. Henry Jackson, Eadweard Muybrige, Edw. Weston, Ansel Adams, Eliot Porter, Minor White, and others.
Norwalk: Easton, 1991. Illustrated throughout, including color plates. Gilt stamped full brown flexible leather, all edges gilt. Easton Press, 1991. Third edition. A near fine copy. As seen in the 3rd episode of the second season of the popular fantasy T.V. series, Stranger Things. Sponsored by the national Audubon Society and the National Wildlife Federation.
London: John Murray, 1860. Illustrated with 1 folding lithographed diagram, facing page 117. ix, , 502 pages + 32 pages of Murray's ads. 8vo, original deep green textured cloth with decorative blind-stamped covers and gilt-stamped spine (cloth rubbed and with some spotting on front cover, and light wear at spine ends and corners; the original salmon brown end papers are well preserved with contemporary ownership signature on pastedown, but otherwise a very clean, tight & unsophisticated copy. London: John Murray...
Paris: Chez Panckoucke, 1764. 2 volumes in one, with separate pagination. 192, ; 117 pages. 12mo, handsomely bound in contemporary red calf with ornate gilt borders; spine sunned and leather chipped at foot. Paris: Chez Panckoucke, no date (circa 1765). An early edition of Beaurieu's most successful work -- an educational novel describing a return to nature. "This novel is modeled closely on Rousseau's Emile (1762), so much so that some later editions were attributed to Rousseau himself. Rousseau had...