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Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1970. Illustrated with photographs and drawings, some folding. 384pp. Short thick 4to, green boards (lightly bumped and faded), worn d.w. Newton Abbot UK: David & Charles, (1970). A new impression. Ex-library copy with stamps on endpapers and page edges, otherwise clean. A very good copy in a good dust wrapper.
Mainz: Jacob Meydenback, 1491. Print. Woodcut. 11 1/2" x 8". Rare and beautiful woodcut published in 1491. Five wonderful illustrations of a merman, two tailed mermaid and several schools of fish. From "Hortus Sanitatis" by Jacob Meydenbach. It translates to "The Garden of Health". It was the first natural history encyclopedia and an important medical book. Scarce.
Washington: GPO, 1887. Edited by Henry W. Henshaw. 12 chromolithographic plates of birds, 9 black and white plates of fish. 337pp. 4to, cloth, spine lightly worn, mostly at ends, edges of corners bumped and very lightly worn, cloth lightly soiled. Washington, GPO, 1887. Number 3 of the Arctic series of publications issued in connection with Signal Services, U.S. Army, this is the fruit of Nelson's field work in Alaska. "His published reports on this work became classics in their respective.....