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  1. omard

    omard Gnarly Old Codfish

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    A SET IS UP ON EBAY FOR SALE NOW!
    Bidding Ends: Feb-03-04 19:05:47


    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...;category=29263

    Poisonous and Venomous Marine Animals of the World
    By Bruce W. Halstead, MD

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    Exceptional series, 3 volumes, Poisonous and Venomous Marine Animals of the World by Dr. Bruce W. Halstead; printed by U.S. GPO, Washington D.C. Vol. 1- 1965 edition on Invertebrates- Inside cover is marked copy #398, 994 pages; includes history of marine toxicology, and toxicology of protozoa, jellyfish, anemones, corals, mollusks, snails, bivalve, octopus; over 50 full page color and black and white plates plus numerous illustrations; scratch on cover, mild soil on end papers. Volume 2- 1967 edition, copy #375; 1070 pages on Vertebrates; includes sharks, rays, cigua toxic fish, tetrodotoxic fish, fugu, and other toxic fish; over 150 plates; magic marker scribbling on inside front page, else good. Volume 3- 1970 edition, copy #207- 1006 pages on Invertebrates; includes sharks, snakes, sea turtles; over 70 plates- small scratch and magic marker on cover, else good. Binding intact and good on all 3 books. Key words: marine biology, wildlife, medicine, science, poison, biotoxin, ocean, whale, hallucinogen, sushi, medicine, shell, reptile, Japan, fishing, island, Pacific, Tahiti, tropical fish, antidote, United States Public Health Service, United States Navy, University of Hawaii, Loma Linda University, chemistry, biochemistry, oceanography, Woods Hole, World Life Research Institute. Cover is 12" x 9 1/4". 3 books weigh approx 25 lbs.

    I "inherited" this set from my father (a retired Navy MD, who took them along when he left active duty) - (actually "borrowed" on "permanent loan" from his extensive medical reference library) :-[

    They really are beautiful, and known to be very "rare" and quite "pricey" when seen at rare book dealers. -

    A great reference set for any Marine aquariest to have on hand.


    This is the complete 3 vol. set produced by the US Govt. years ago. Nothing like it produced since.

    Have seen compete set for sale in years past for as much as $750.

    This could be a "steal" for anyone with Ebay "sniping" skills.

    Thought might of interest to some here.

    Rgds,

    OmarD
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    PS: @Nautilus - sig posted at "other" forum - took while to figure out how. ;)
     
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  3. omard

    omard Gnarly Old Codfish

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  4. omard

    omard Gnarly Old Codfish

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    Another Source:

    "Alibris.com" - is the largest used/rare book market on the web. Used by nearly all retail/wholesale book dealers for stock/pricing.

    Just to show comparative pricing for anyone interested.


    Alibris - Search "Bruce Halstead"

    (complete sets)

    13.
    Poisonous and Venomous Marine Animals of the World (Three Volumes)
    by Halstead, Bruce W.

    price: $249.95
    Ships within 2 to 3 days

    Binding: Cloth Publisher: U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington D. C. Date Published: 1965 Description: Very Good+/No Jacket Illustrated cloth. Excellent condition. Volumes are large, so expect shipping to exceed quoted rates.

    14.
    Poisonous and Venomous Marine Animals of the World (3 Volumes)
    by Halstead, Bruce

    price: $274.59

    Binding: Hard Cover Publisher: United States Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, USA Date Published: 1965 Description: Near Fine 4to-over 9 "-12" tall Blue pictorial boards, no dust jackets. Binding is tight, corners sharp, text unmarked; only real discernible flaws: occasional board scuff and light, nonsticky residue to back cover of the second volume. All three volumes look as though they have never been read. Individual titles are Invertebrates-Vertebrates-Vertebrates (cont'd), respectively. This 7 1/2" thick set is heavy; please send your location when ordering and we will quote shipping options.

    15.
    Poisonous and Venomous Marine Animals of the World.
    by Halstead, Bruce W.

    price: $274.95

    Description: Halstead, Bruce W. , M. D. POISONOUS AND VENOMOUS MARINE ANIMALS OF THE WORLD. Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office (1967-1970). 3 Volumes. Copious color and b/w illustrations. Thick 4to. Aqua, illustrated cloth. Extremities bumped and rubbed; boards lightly scuffed; rear board of volume 1 scraped; edges lightly soiled and foxed; endpapers lightly foxed. Else, very good.

    16.
    Poisonous and Venomous Marine Animals of the World (3 Volumes)
    by Halstead, Bruce.

    price: $299.95
    Binding: Cloth Publisher: U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. Date Published: 1965 Description: Fine/No Jacket 4to Monstrous 3 volume set (I-Invertebrates, II+III-Vertebrates), covering history of zootoxicology, and every species of toxic marine animal including pathology, treatment, biology, and more, with numerous color photographs. Blue cloth cover with different marine animal illustrated on each cover. Vol. I has very small stain page bottom edges, minor rubbing to corners. (xxxv)+994pp. Vol II has brown stains on page bottome edges, minor rubbing to corenrs, crease along spine.

    17.
    Poisonous and Venomous Marine Animals of the World.
    by Halstead, B. W.

    price: $384.95

    18.
    Poisonous and Venomous Marine Animals of the World: 3 Volume Set.
    by Halstead, Bruce W.

    price: $394.95

    Edition: First Edition Binding: Hard Cover Publisher: United States Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 1965-1970 ISBN: 0878500502 Description: Very Good 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. Classic comprehensive reference text provides a systematic organized source of technical data on marine biotoxicology covering the total world literature from antiquity to modern times. Volume I-Invertebrates includes detailed sections on: history of marine zootoxicology; phylum Protozoa; phylum Porifera; phylum Coelenterata; phylum Echinodermata; etc. 994 pgs. Illustrated. Volume II-Vertebrates includes sections on: classification of toxic fishes; class Agnatha

    19.
    Poisonous and Venomous Marine Animals of the World. 3 Vol Set.
    by Halstead, Bruce W. , M. D.

    price: $399.95

    Publisher: United States Government Printing Office. Washington, D. C: Date Published: 1965, Description: Drawings & Photograghs. Very Good. Fly-leaf Inscription in thin felt tipped marker r Eads: "Copy No. 318 George D. Randall". Three 1000-page volumes profusely illustrated with color and black and white photographs and drawings. Green and blue cloth.


    Rgds,

    OmarD
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    (in no way have any interest in book set currently selling on Ebay. Hurts my soul to see someone "unknown" get away with such a valuable "resource" for potentially so "little" - anyone serious about this hobby would not regret this "investment" - at least now you know to look out for in future at those "garage sales." -Om 8))
     
  5. Matt Rogers

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    You got me thinking about eBay. Sounds like I have been missing some deals. Cool book!
     
  6. omard

    omard Gnarly Old Codfish

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    Matt,

    Ebay is the "bargin basement" of the world. Used to trade much more on it then I do now. - But is always a good 1st place to look for about anything.

    This lot is actually for the 3 book set, each about 1000 pages, filled with fascinating pictures, prints, drawings - case history's, etc.

    US Navy did a very limited print production just for its hospital libraries according to my father. - so the set is and will remain quite rare.

    Oh...I often will buy books/tapes etc from Ebay just to review and read...then resell when I am done with them (often making a few $ in the deal) 8)

    Rgds,

    OmarD
     
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    omard Gnarly Old Codfish

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