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STUDIES OF AMERICAN FUNGI. MUSHROOMS EDIBLE, POISONOUS, ETC. -

This book is a scientific treatise on American fungi, or mushrooms, both edible and poisonous. It was written by George Francis Atkinson, a botany professor at Cornell University. The book is handsomely illustrated with colored plates by F.R. Rathbun and over 200 black and white photos by the author. Sarah Tyson Rorer, considered a pioneer of American domestic science and founder of the Philadelphia School of Cooking, provided many recipes and describes how best to identify and select those fungi particularly appropriate for the table.

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Pronunciation of Plant Names -

This book in size and page number (94 pp) is a small reference. Titled Pronunciation of Plant Names and published by the Garden Club of America, it is dedicated to Mrs. Francis King, first president of the Garden Club of Michigan. It is a straight-forward, alphabetized list of botanical nomenclature, after which each entry there is a phonetic presentation of proper pronunciation. There is an inked hand-written name at the top of a page inside the front cover: Bessie P. McKee/September 1923/Four Winds Farm. A list of Garden Club officers and directors appears at the beginning of the book. This particular book appears to be the sort of reference one would carry about the garden.

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Daffodils Narcissus and How to Grow Them:As Hardy Plants and for Cut Flowers With a Guide to the Best Varieties -

This book, with black-and-white photographic and workman-like drawn illustrations by a variety of contributors, contains just about any sort of information one would wish to learn about growing daffodils, indoors and outside. It covers what are termed "Old-Time" and "Modern" daffodils and narcissus, their history, cultural requirements, and named botanical parts. The book is well-indexed, with a few hand-written pencilled additions to the index . It's very functional in its aims, and is geared variously to the home gardener, someone with more sophisticated botanical training, and commercial growers.

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AMERICAN FOOD AND GAME FISHES. A POPULAR ACCOUNT OF ALL THE SPECIES FOUND IN AMERICA NORTH OF THE EQUATOR, WITH KEYS FOR READY IDENTIFICATION, LIFE HISTORIES AND METHODS OF CAPTURE -

This book's extensive title explains its contents. Its coverage of American food and game fishes is exhaustive, as one might expect from such learned authors.They describe their aim with the book as utilitarian and as well as entertaining. Both Latinate and common names for fish are used. Before individual chapters in the text are sections on basic fish identification and fishing techniques, including advice about what fishing tackle to use with different species. Some of the figures in the book are from a collection in the Smithsonian. Photos of live fish illustrating the text are taken by A. Radclyffe Dugmore, known during his time as an accomplished photographer of natural history subjec

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AMERICAN ANIMALS: A POPULAR GUIDE TO THE MAMMALS OF NORTH AMERICA NORTH OF MEXICO, WITH INTIMATE BIOGRAPHIES OF THE MORE FAMILIAR SPECIES -

This book is part of at least a twelve-title series called THE NATURE LIBRARY (sometimes called the New Nature Library Series) published in several editions and added to over time by Doubleday. Series and volume numbers seem to change with each year of publication. Prominent horticulturalists, arborists, ornithologists, ichthyologists, mycologists, and lepidopterists contributed to THE NATURE LIBRARY. With this book in the New Nature Library Series, the authors' aim for an audience of both the general reader as well as those requiring more scientific information. The extensive title is self-descriptive.

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THE FROG BOOK: NORTH AMERICAN TOADS AND FROGS WITH A STUDY OF THE HABITS AND LIFE HISTORIES OF THOSE OF THE NORTHEASTERN STATES -

This book by Mary C. Dickerson is part of at least a twelve title series called THE NATURE LIBRARY (sometimes called the New Nature Library) published in several editions and added to over time by Doubleday. Series and volume numbers seem to change with each year of publication. Prominent horticulturalists, arborists, ornithologists, ichthyologists, mycologists, biologists, and lepidopterists contributed to the THE NATURE LIBRARY. The extensive title of THE FROG book is self-descriptive. The author gathered material with the cooperation of the American Museum of Natural History. Interestingly, colour plates, depicted as "unusually true to life," were made from life studies and hand-coloure

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THE INSECT BOOK. A POPULAR ACCOUNT OF THE BEES (sic) WASPS, ANTS, GRASSHOPPERS, FLIES AND OTHER NORTH AMERICAN INSECTS EXCLUSIVE OF THE BUTTERFLIES (sic) MOTHS AND BEETLES, WITH FULL LIFE HISTORIES. TABLES AND BIBLIOGRAPHIES -

This book by Leland O. Howard is part of at least a 12 title series called THE NATURE LIBRARY (sometimes called the New Nature Library) published in several editions and added to over time by Doubleday. Series and volume numbers seem to change with each year of publication. Prominent horticulturalists, arborists, ornithologists, ichthyologists, mycologists, and lepidopterists contributed to the THE NATURE LIBRARY. The extensive title to this book is self-descriptive. Inside the front cover are found numerous small bits of paper with pencilled notes and accompanying page numbers. Blithewold's curator (MW) believes they are written in Augustine's hand. (Date unknown) See Obj.# 1976.1.1

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THE BUTTERFLY BOOK A POPULAR GUIDE TO A KNOWLEDGE OF THE BUTTERFLIES OF NORTH AMERICA -

This book by W.J. Holland is part of at least a 12 title series called THE NATURE LIBRARY (sometimes called the New Nature Library) published in several editions and added to over time by Doubleday. Series and volume numbers seem to change with each year of publication. Prominent horticulturalists, arborists, ornithologists, ichthyologists, mycologists, and lepidopterists contributed to the THE NATURE LIBRARY. THE BUTTERFLY BOOK is more modest in its title than most in the series. Although written by a prominent academic and butterfly authority, the book is very readable. It covers methods to attain, identify, and preserve butterflies, and is illustrated with the most beautiful coloured pl

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GAME BIRDS: BIRDS THAT HUNT AND ARE HUNTED, LIFE HISTORIES OF ONE HUNDRED and SEVENTY BIRDS OF PREY, GAME BIRDS and WATERFOWLS -

This book's extensive title is self-descriptive. The author, Neltje Blanchan (1865-1918), was a noted garden writer, a well-known gardener in Connecticut, and an accomplished amateur ornithologist. She is credited with being one of the founders of the Audubon Society. As her interest in birds of all sorts grew, she acquired the knowledge of a professional and was considered by many in the field to be a proper scientist. This book is part of at least a 12 title series called THE NATURE LIBRARY (sometimes called the New Nature Library) published in several editions and added to over time by Doubleday. Series and volume numbers seem to change with each year of publication. Prominent horti

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THE MOTH BOOK: A POPUULAR GUIDE TO A KNOWLEDGE OF THE MOTHS OF NORTH AMERICA -

This book by W.J. Holland is part of at least a 12 title series called THE NATURE LIBRARY (sometimes called the New Nature Library Series) published in several editions and added to over time by Doubleday. Series and volume numbers seem to change with each year of publication. Prominent horticulturalists, arborists, ornithologists, ichthyologists, mycologists, and lepidopterists contributed to the THE NATURE LIBRARY. THE MOTH BOOK is written by a globally esteemed entomologist, W. J. Holland, and dedicated to his "honored friend" Andrew Carnegie. Mr. Holland also wrote THE BUTTERFLY BOOK in this series. This volume covers moths' life histories, species capture and preservation, scienti

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THE MOTH BOOK:A POPULAR GUIDE TO A KNOWLEDGE OF THE MOTHS OF NORTH AMERICA -

This book appears to be identical to Obj. # 1976.1.1592.7.1, THE MOTH BOOK except for the binding material and endpapers. The years of publication for both are identical. The copyright date is 1903. THE MOTH BOOK is written by a globally esteemed entomologist, W. J. Holland, and dedicated to his "honored friend" Andrew Carnegie. Mr. Holland also wrote THE BUTTERFLY BOOK in this series. This volume covers moths' life histories, species capture and preservation, scientific classification, and lists books published about North American moths. There is great emphasis on the science of moths. Occasionally, the author digresses to quote vignettes on moths from historians, poets, writers, and com

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THE MUSHROOM BOOK. A POPULAR GUIDE TO THE IDENTIFICATION AND STUDY OF OUR COMMONER FUNGI, WITH SPECIAL EMPHASIS ON THE EDIBLE VARIETIES -

This book by Nina L. Marshall is part of at least a 12 title series called THE NATURE LIBRARY (sometimes called the New Nature Library) published in several editions and added to over time by Doubleday. Series and volume numbers seem to change with each year of publication. Prominent horticulturalists, arborists, ornithologists, ichthyologists, mycologists, and lepidopterists contributed to the THE NATURE LIBRARY. The book's title is self-descriptive and its contents are exhaustive. Topics addressed include the lifecycles of fungi, fungi culture and growing conditions, and preparing fungi for the table.

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NATURE'S GARDEN, AN AID TO KNOWLEDGE OF OUR WILD FLOWERS AND THEIR INSECT VISITORS -

This book by Neltje Blanchan is part of at least a 12 title series called THE NATURE LIBRARY (sometimes called the New Nature Library Series) published in several editions and added to over time by Doubleday. Series and volume numbers seem to change with each year of publication. Prominent horticulturalists, arborists, ornithologists, ichthyologists, mycologists, and lepidopterists contributed to the THE NATURE LIBRARY. This book's author, Neltje Blanchan, was both an accomplished amateur gardener and garden club lecturer as well as a well-known self-trained ornithologist. She contributed at least three titles to this series. The title of the book is self-descriptive. To its author, wil

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GILBERT WHITE'S SELBORNE: THE LETTERS TO PENNANT AND A GARDEN KALENDAR, a/k/a THE NATURAL HISTORY & ANTIQUITIES OF SELBORNE & A GARDEN KALENDAR -

One of a two volume limited edition set written by and about the life and work of the noted English naturalist, The Reverend Gilbert White, M. A. (1720-1793) In addition to this series (which includes extensive reference notes to many primary sources), there is information about White's property and gardens in SELBORNE, Hampshire, near the border with Sussex. Both the village and the property carry the name SELBORNE. This book is number 201 of 208 copies printed "for America." Here White's extensive epistolary writings are edited by R. Bowdler Sharpe. LL.D. Sharpe, who, although noted as "editor" is actually one of White's biographers. These two volumes are substantial in both content an

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GILBERT WHITE'S SELBORNE: THE LETTERS TO BARRINGTON AND THE ANTIQUITIES, a/k/a THE NATURAL HISTORY & ANTIQUITIES OF SELBORNE & A GARDEN KALENDAR -

Second of a two volume limited edition set written by and about the life and work of the noted English naturalist, The Reverend Gilbert White, M. A. (1720-1793) In addition to this series (which includes extensive reference notes to many primary sources), there is information about White's property and gardens in SELBORNE, Hampshire, near the border with Sussex. Both the village and the property carry the name SELBORNE. This book is number 201 of 208 copies printed "for America." Here White's extensive epistolary writings are edited by R. Bowdler Sharpe. LL.D. Sharpe, who, although noted as "editor" is actually one of White's biographers. These two volumes are substantial in both content

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THE STANDARD CYCLOPEDIA OF HORTICULTURE: A Discussion, for the amateur, and the professional and commercial grower, of the kinds, characteristics, and methods of cultivation of the species of plants grown in the regions of the United States and Canada for ornament, for fancy, for fruit and for vegetables: with keys to the natural families and genera, descriptions of the horticultural capabilities of the states and provinces and dependent islands, and sketches of eminent horticulturalists. -

First of a three volume set of the very well-known early 20th century encyclopedia of horticulture by the foremost academic and field practitioner of his day, Liberty Hyde Bailey. (more usually L. H. Bailey, 1858-1954) of Cornell University. This series of three was originally copyright in 1900; after subsequent editions, Mr. Bailey expanded and slightly re-ordered the contents to reflect new information. The first of this three volume arrangement was published in 1928. The Blithewold set was published in 1935. Its extensive title is self-descriptive. Volume I contains entries A through E. It is dense with scientific information, and profusely illustrated with black-and-white half-tones and c