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Walt Disney's African Lion

By: Algar, James (text); Alfred and Elma Milotte (photographs)

Price: $350.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster, in collaboration with Marc Barraud - Geneva: [1956]

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20624


(laminated pictorial boards; no dust jacket, but now protected by a custom-fitted mylar wrapper) [a very nice copy, the covers a little bit rubbed and with one tiny surface nick to the front cover and a short scrape to the rear cover, in both instances exposing a little bit of white beneath the otherwise black surface; there is also a neatly-inked gift inscription (dated April 1957) on the ffep]. (color photographs) Beautifully-produced companion volume to the 1955 Disn... View more info

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The Flight of the Condor; a wildlife exploration of the Andes [*SIGNED*]

By: Andrews, Michael Alford

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, Collins / British Broadcasting Corporation: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 20992


[no discernible wear to book; jacket similarly nice, with just one tiny tear and associated wrinkling/edgewear along top edge of rear panel]. (B&W and color photographs) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the verso of the half-title page, to a colleague: "___ / Thanks for helping to / make the series such a success / and winning the 'best of the festival' / award with Prog 3 at Missoula 1982. / Mike Andrews." Per the jacket blurb: "It takes courage, persi... View more info

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The Literary Horse: Great Modern Stories About Horses

By: Golden, Lilly, ed.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, The Atlantic Monthly Press: (c.1995)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15794


[minor shelfwear and light soiling to bottom edge of boards, otherwise tight and clean; jacket shows only light surface wear, mild scuffing]. Horse stories by a wide range of writers -- Rudyard Kipling, Patricia Highsmith, Liam O'Flaherty, Thorne Smith, Clarice Lispector, Saki, John Steinbeck, William Saroyan, Catherine Petroski, Wallace Stegner, Manuel Buaken, Joyce Cary, John O'Hara, Beryl Markham, Gretel Ehrlich, James Salter, Kay Boyle, Elizabeth Spencer, Elizabeth C... View more info

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The Foxes

By: Harriss, R.P. [Robert Preston]

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1936

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18796


[solid copy with almost no actual wear, but some unfortunate spotting/staining to top page edges (interior of book is completely unaffected, however); jacket lightly scuffed, closed tears and associated horizontal crease across top of front panel, small chip at top rear joint]. "A unique and beautiful novel built around the life -- animal and human -- of a Southern plantation." Ostensibly about fox-hunting -- the jacket copy lauds the hunting scenes as "thr... View more info

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Gracie and Her Pets [*SIGNED*]

By: Hunter, Margaret L.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Cochrane Publishing Co.: 1909

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22464


(no dust jacket) [traces of wear at extremities, slight bumping to bottom front corner, minor wrinkling to cloth on rear cover]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep: "Compliment / of / Margaret L. Hunter / 1913." Odd little volume of nine animal-themed short stories, a couple of which are narrated by the animals themselves. Mighty scarce, for whatever it's worth; an OCLC search turns up only two copies. As nearly as I can determine, this was the au... View more info

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The Realm of the Green Buddha

By: Koch-Isenburg, Ludwig (translated from the German by Richard and Clara Winston)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1962 (c.1959)

Edition: 1st U.S. ed.

Seller ID: 9325


[solid clean copy, mild browning to page edges; jacket has a few small tears, moderate overall wear]. (B&W photographs) Subtitled "Jungle Adventures in Search of Animal Friends," the book tells the story of the author's journey to the Far East, which was inspired by Koko, a white-hand gibbon who was part of his "household zoo" in Frankfurt. Per the jacket blurb, the author was often called "a poet among travel-book authors"; originally published... View more info

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The Complete Field Guide to Kitty Cat Positions

By: Miles, Linda, & Betty Wilson

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Stamford CT, Longmeadow Press: (c.1993)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16641


[nice clean copy, very slight wear at lower edge of rear cover]. Trade PB (line drawings) An "authoritative and ground-breaking field guide [that] gives the common and scientific names of more than 90 kitty cat positions," such as Newspaper Kitty (Felis obstructus), Box Kitty (Felis geometricus), Hairball Kitty (Felis upchuckus)...you get the idea. Pretty cute, if you like watching your cats. And I do! View more info

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Ska-Denge (Beaver for Revenge)

By: Rogers, Lou

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York/London, Harper & Brothers: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19485


[nice fresh copy, minimal shelfwear, vintage price sticker (from San Francisco department store The White House) on rear pastedown; jacket shows light surface wear (mostly to rear panel), minor crinkling at spine ends, tiny tears at base of spine and at top rear corner]. (color frontispiece, B&W drawings) A "thrilling story of the world of woods and swamps, of lake and stream, of mountain crags and hidden caves, as absorbingly interesting as the most exciting human ... View more info

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Double Trouble

By: Tovey, Doreen

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Company: (c.1972)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13094


[great-looking copy, tight and clean, no discernible wear; jacket shows faint surface rubbing, minor edgewear at bottom of rear panel]. (drawings) One of a series of novels by this author about various Siamese cats, this one about a "lovable, mischievous, domineering" pair who "tumble through the pages of this book, producing chaos at every turn." (++) View more info

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Raff, The Jungle Bird: The Story of Our Talking Mynah [*SIGNED*]

By: Wells, Zetta and Carveth

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Robert M. McBride and Company: (c.1941)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21425


[very light bumping at several corners, small newspaper obituary of Raffles affixed to ffep]. (pen and ink drawings) SIGNED by the authors on the half-title page (Zetta with her first name only, Carveth with his full name and with an additional small sketch of an elephant added). The story, told by the noted explorer/world traveler/lecturer/filmmaker Wells and his wife, of their discovery, adoption, training and exploitation (most of which still lay ahead when the book... View more info