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Good Companions, (Green, Richard)
1 (Green, Richard) Good Companions
London Richard Green 1989 Pictorial Wrapper (softcover) Very Good Gallery catalogue 4to 
unpaginated. Man's best friend and his acquaintances, too. 52 paintings reproduced in full-page color; 38 dogs, remainder cats; two 2-panel gatefold plates. Last plate has margin clipped, not affecting the plate. Otherwise clean and tight, nearly unblemished. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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African Silences, Matthiessen, Peter and Mary Frank
2 Matthiessen, Peter and Mary Frank African Silences
New York Random House 1991 0-679-40021-4 / 9780679400219 First American Edition quarter-cloth and paper boards Fine Fine 8vo 
225 pages. Author's account of The West Africa Wildlife Survey of 1978 and the Congo Basin Forest Elephant Survey of 1986 
Price: 12.00 USD
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The Bird, Michelet, Jules
3 Michelet, Jules The Bird
London T. Nelson and Sons 1868 First Edition Decorated cloth boards Good No Jacket 8vo Giacomelli 
340 pages; 210 b&w illustrations by Giacomelli; translated to English from the original French. In its time described as "an exquisite specimen of book-making"; "grace of style, beauty of description, and suggestiveness of sentiment"; "no dry treatise of natural history". One of a trilogy that includes The Sea and The Insect, which Michelet accomplished with his wife. The author writes alluringly about several species of birds, their habitat, their habits. Hector Giacomelli's numerous illustrations from etchings are terrific. Text block very clean and tight; boards and spine detached from the text in a single piece.Spine faded to dull; gilt embossed decoration on the front board is bright. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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Tiger-Wallahs: Encounters With the Men Who Tried to Save the Greatest of the Great Cats, Ward, Geoffrey C. with Diane Raines Ward
4 Ward, Geoffrey C. with Diane Raines Ward Tiger-Wallahs: Encounters With the Men Who Tried to Save the Greatest of the Great Cats
New York HarperCollins Publishers (harper collins) 1993 0-06-016795-5 / 9780060167950 First Edition quarter-cloth and paper boards Fine Fine 4to 
174 pages. Dozens of contemporary color photographs and earlier black-and-whites. An overview of the effort to conserve the tiger population and the effort's leading individuals, the Tiger-Wallahs. The author has been a prominent screenwriter for PBS as well as a book author. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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