A Flora of Tropical Florida
Long, Robert W. and Olga Lakela. A Flora of Tropical Florida: A Manual of the Seed Plants and Ferns of Southern Peninsular Florida. Coral Gables, FL: University of Miami, 1971. 1st edition.
Very Good- condition. edgewear, rubbed at hinges; top edge speckled. 962 pages; index; illustrated w/ LOTS of line drawings; this volume is the bible of Florida flora; dark green fat binding with bright silver print. $135.
The Pheasants of the World
Near Fine condition in a Near Fine dust jacket. probably never read. 300 pages. index; appendix; b/w figures, maps; color plates; plates are reproduced from early 20th cent. watercolors by Henry Jones in the possession of the Zoological Society of Long, augmented by new watercolors by Timothy Greenwood; the distribution, status & biology of these game & domesticated birds.
MacArthur: His Rendevous with History
Very Good in a Very Good- dust jacket. dj light wear; former owner drew a mustache and beard lightly on Mac’s photo on front of dust jacket cover. 561 pp. SIGNED BY MAJ. GEN. WHITNEY AND MACARTHUR; index; photos; covers MacArthur during WWII, the surrender of Japan, the Korean War, and his activities following his dismissal. $315
Birds of Africa
NrFine in Very Good+ dust jackets. 7 volumes; maps; color and b/w illustrations; indices. vol 1 – 1983 2nd edition; 521 pages. b/w and color
illustrations by Martin Woodcock and Peter Hayman; this volume covers ostriches, penguins, gaviiformes, podicipediformes, pelicans, ciconiiformes (storks, herons, etc), flamingoes, swans & geese, hawks, ducks and falcons. vol 2 – 1986 1st edition; 552 pages. b/w and color illustrations by Martin Woodcock and Ian Willis; this volume covers peacocks, quail, rails, cranes, charadriiformes, gulls & shorebirds, pigeons & doves. vol 3 – 1988 1st edition. 610 pages. b/w and color illustrations by Martin Woodcock and Ian Willis; volume covers parrots, musophagiformes, cuckoos, owls, nightjars, swifts, coliiformes, coraciiformes, & piciformes. vol 4 – 1992 1st edition. 609 pages. b/w and color illustrations by Martin Woodcock and Ian Willis; covers passeriformes of all kinds only. vol 5 – 1997 1st edition. 669 pages. b/w and color illustrations by Martin Woodcock and Ian Willis; covers fly-catchers, warblers and thrushes.vol 5 – 2000 1st edition. 724 pages. b/w and color illustrations by Martin Woodcock and Ian Willis; continues passeriformes from the previous volume. vol 7 – 2004 1st edition. 666 pages. b/w and color illustrations by Martin Woodcock, Ian Willis and C. Hilary Fry; the final volume continues & completes passerformes. ***PLEASE NOTE this is a very large (14 linear inches / 32,5 linear cm) & heavy, will require extra shipping*** $8oo
Russian automobile manual
oblong paperback. VG. eps foxing, cvrs rubbed, edgewr, stamp. 76 pp. heavy card wraps; color illustrations; owner’s manual for the Zaporozhets’ automobile, not one of the finest examples of Soviet engineering but a servicible car; specs; modifications; while this is an owner’s manual, it’s surprisingly large-approximately 15 x 11 inches (40 x 28 cm) and unlikely to fit in the glovebox; text in Russian. $95.
1st edition US. Near Fine in a Very Good+ dj. 322pp. index; Erratum laid in title page: “Page 208: For ’1000′ read ’800-850′ and for ‘eleventh’ read ‘ninth’ “; preliminaries; early Middle Ages; mass communication in the Age of the Friars; from the Roman Empire to the Carolingian Empire; c.800-c.1200; Innocent III; indissolubility in theory and practice; bigamy & becoming a priest; ceremonies; minor orders; consummation & the Medieval Church’s idea of sex; from Hincmar to Alexander III; long-term developoments. $60
Hahn, Carl H. Meine Jahre mit Volkswagen. Munchen: Signum, 2005.
Very Good+ in a Very Good dust jacket. 317 pp. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY; b/w and color photos; index; autobiography of the Chairman of Volkswagen from 1982-1993; text in German. $45
McCoy, Hal. The Relentless Reds. Shelbyville, KY: PressCo, 1976.
VG. front cover faded along spine, 240 pages. SIGNED by PETE ROSE, PAT DARLY & RAWLY EASTWICK; photos; foreword by Earl Lawson; short bios of each player. $100
18th century military bibliography
Very Good- condition. ex-lib (1 stamp only) foxing, wear. 396+ pp. 2 volumes bound as one; bibliography of military subjects divided by subject, ie artillery, engineering, infantry, military history, etc; indices; most of the books are in German and French with a few other languages represented; from the collection of military historian Jay Luvaas. a VERY SCARCE book. $325
1st edition. Very Good. text lightly toned; a little corner tip wear; interesting linen-like cloth binding; neat owner name & stamp;. 173 pp. several b/w photos; Noffsinger G593; a great deal about Zeppelin, but little about use of his airships during WWI. $60
al Qaeda wanted posters
Department of Justice. 6 FBI Wanted Posters – Usama Bin Laden; Sheikh Ahmed Salim Swedan; Khalfan Khamis Mohammed; Mustafa Mohamed Fadhil; Fahid Mohammed Ally; and Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani. Washington DC: FBI, 1999.
VG to Near Fine. all posters 12 x 8 1/2 inches / 29,5 x 22 cm on rather thick paper with a photo; red and black ink; all issued March 29, 1999 in relation to the bombings of US embassies in Tanzania and Kenya; these are the real thing, not copies printed from a website; bin Laden shows some wear and is sunned and has 2 tiny pin holes at the top corners, others are in excellent condition. all are the usual format with vital statistics and known facts; bin Laden Wanted Flyer 599, and we know what happened to him; Swedan was a Kenyan killed by a drone missile in Pakistan in 2009, Wanted Flyer 598; Mohammed is a Tanzinian and was arrested shortly after this poster came out and is imprisoned in the US, Wanted Flyer 601; Fadhil’s whereabouts are currently unknown though it’s generally believed he’s in custody, Wanted Flyer 600; Ally, a Kenyan, was killed in the same missile attack that took out Swedan, Wanted Flyer 597; Ghailani was captured in 2004, tried in NY and sentenced to life in prison, Wanted Flyer 602.
Very Good-. extremities rubbed; very light toning; nice paper with rough cut foredge; 250pp. LIMITED EDITION 104/360; index; b/w illus; tissue guarded frontis portrait of Benjamin Drake Wright; facsimiles of first pages of 6 newspapers in pocket rear cover: Florida Gazette, Vol. 1, No. 3, St. Augustine, July 28, 1821; East Florida Herald, Vol. 1, No. 19, St. Augustine, Jan. 4, 1823; Pensacola Gazette & West Florida Advertiser, Vol 1, No 2, Pensacola, March 20, 1924; The Floridian, Vo. 1, No 7, Tallahassee, Nov. 18, 1828; Jacksonville Courier, Vol 1, No. 5, Jacksonville, Jan 29, 1835; St. Joseph Times, Vol. III, No 17, March 23, 1839; Contents: Territorial Florida; The Newspapers, The Newspaper Men: William Adee Whitehead; Charles Edgar Dyke; 3 appendices. $100