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Bewick's Birds. A Selection. Verses by Tessimond., (BEWICK)
1 (BEWICK) Bewick's Birds. A Selection. Verses by Tessimond.
Hutchinson. 1952 1st edition. 
8v0. In light blue cloth covers with black lettering to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. 181pp. Many b/w plates. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; Small marks and stains. Rubbed along top edge with small tears. Not price clipped). Mild foxing to edges and endpapers. Else a clean and tight copy. "Over seventy of Bewick’s bird drawings taken from his most famous work The History of British Birds. The word pictures are also taken from the book but where necessary have been brought up to date by Phyllis Barclay-Smith. Mr Tessimond has contributed some delightful verses." 
Price: 14.00 GBP
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Favourite Song Birds. New Edition., ADAMS, H. G.:
2 ADAMS, H. G.: Favourite Song Birds. New Edition.
London, Groombridge and Sons, 1881 new ed 
Hardback, approx 7.5 x 5 inches. In green cloth with decorative gilt lettering to spine and front, pictorial decoration to front and blind embossed vignette to rear. Beveled boards, all edges gilt. Brown endpapers. In very good condition. Some rubbing to cloth on edges and corners, a little to boards with a couple of minor marks. Hinges slightly cracked between endpapers. Some foxing spots to verso of frontis, with neat inscription to same and top of title page. A couple fo minor spots and light handling marks else a clean and tight copy. 192 + 12pp cat. Illustrated with 8 coloured plates. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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Birds of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, Cohen Edwin
3 Cohen Edwin Birds of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
Owen & Boyd 1963 1st Edition 
Original green cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. Very good condition with good dust wrapper (Light rubbing to top edge, chips to top and bottom of spine, small tear top edge of back). Slight mark to front end paper. Not price clipped. 278pp. Prof ill.with b/w photographs,and maps, inc fold out map at back. A systematic list of the birds of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight bringing up to date the last work on the subject by Kelsall and Munn published in 1905, summarising the status of each species and with new pre-1905 material not mentioned by them. Also chapters on the geology and botany of the region. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Bird Habitats in Britain., FULLER,R.J:
4 FULLER,R.J: Bird Habitats in Britain.
Poyser T.& A.1982 (1st.). 1982 
Bound in original green cloth with gilt lettering and design on spine & dustwrapper. Book in very good condition , dustwrapper very lightly rubbed at edges, price clipped, very good condition. Neat owners inscription on front endaper. Else very clean & tight. 53 drawings by Donald Watson, 32 plates and over 100 diagrams and maps. 320pp. Descibes all the main habitat types, the structure, and composition of bird communities, and reviews bird sites and their distribution throughout Britain. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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HONG KONG BIRDS illustrated in colour and black-and-white by Commander A.M.Hughes, OBE, RN (Rtd), Herklots, G. A. C.
5 Herklots, G. A. C. HONG KONG BIRDS illustrated in colour and black-and-white by Commander A.M.Hughes, OBE, RN (Rtd)
Herklots 1974 
Original orange cloth covers with black to spine and front . With dustwrapper. Very good condition with good dust wrapper (Light rubbing to top edge, chips to top of spine, light marks to front and back). Slight mark to front end paper, spine slightly cracked.small inscription and small paper labels to back end plate.Very mild foxing to front edge. Not price clipped. 333pp. Prof ill.with b/w photographs, line drawings,and colour plates. An excellent monograph, addressing the wide variety of birds living in the Hong Kong, S. China area. Covers Chinese great Barbet, blue magpic, birds of the new territories, bulbuls & thrushes, flycatchers, wagtails & pipits, cuckoos & kingfishers, birds of Hong Kong island, Kingfishers &c. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Population Studies on Birds., LACK, DAVID:
6 LACK, DAVID: Population Studies on Birds.
Clarendon Press Oxford 1966 (1st.). 
Tall 8vo. (16.5 cm x 24 cm). Blue cloth gt. Fine in very good dustwrapper. Photo.frontispiece. Numerous nice drawings and graphs. 341 pp. a Sequel of the Natural Regulation of Animal Number (1954) and a critical assessment of the ideas there put forward...this book is concerned with such problems as breeding seasons, clutch-size, age of maturity, density-dependent morality and territory, in relation to the current and widely conflicting views of various modern workers on how animal numbers are determined in nature. A diversity of species is discussed. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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Pirates and Predators. The Piratical and Predatory Habits of Birds., MEINERTZHAGEN, COLONEL R.;
7 MEINERTZHAGEN, COLONEL R.; Pirates and Predators. The Piratical and Predatory Habits of Birds.
Oliver & Boyd 1959 1st edition 
Tall 8vo. Hardback. (11 x 8 inches.) Orange cloth lettered in gold, and with 2 small illustrations in gilt on front cover. Near fine condition in very good dustwrapper. (DW price clipped, small tear top of spine, rear darkened, rubbing to spine and edges. In protective sleeve.) Small mark to top page edges. Corners slightly bumped and edges slightly rubbed, slight darkening to endpapers and ‘half-title’ page. Else inside pages clean and tight throughout. 18 colour plates by G. E. LODGE. 26 b&w plates. & Text ills.; 230pp. 
Price: 90.00 GBP
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A Guide to The Birds of South America. Illustrated by Earl L.Poole, John R.Quinn and George M.Sutton., MEYER DE SCHAUENSEE, R.:
8 MEYER DE SCHAUENSEE, R.: A Guide to The Birds of South America. Illustrated by Earl L.Poole, John R.Quinn and George M.Sutton.
Edinburgh. Oliver & Boyd. 1971 1st edition. 
Tall 8vo. In blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Maps to endpapers. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Small tear to top edge. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. xiv, 470pp. With 50 plts., mostly in colour. Comprehensive guide to The Birds of South America. The reprint was published without the plates. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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A Dictionary of British Birds. Montagu’s British Birds. Being a reprint of Montagu’s Ornithological Dictionary together with the Additional Species described by Selby; Yarrell, in all three editions; and in Natural-History Journals., NEWMAN, EDWARD (ed):
9 NEWMAN, EDWARD (ed): A Dictionary of British Birds. Montagu’s British Birds. Being a reprint of Montagu’s Ornithological Dictionary together with the Additional Species described by Selby; Yarrell, in all three editions; and in Natural-History Journals.
London. Swan Sonnenschein & Co. n.d. ca 1866. 
Tall 8vo. In dark blue cloth covers with gilt to spine and pictorial front. Top edge gilt. In very good condition. Spine slightly darkened. Gilt to front bright. Endpapers slightly marked. Pencil inscription to front endpaper. Occasional foxing spots. Else a very clean and tight copy. 400pp. Bi-columnar text. Dictionary of British Ornithology from the 19thCentury. 
Price: 60.00 GBP
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Wonders of the Bird World. With illustrations by A. T. Elwes., SHARPE, R. BOWDLER:
10 SHARPE, R. BOWDLER: Wonders of the Bird World. With illustrations by A. T. Elwes.
London, Wells, Gardner, Darton and Co., 1898 1st 
Hardback, Size approx 8 x 6 inches. In light green cloth covers with decorative gilt lettering to spine and front. With coloured pictorial bird illustrations to front, spine and rear. Top edge gilt. In very good condition. Corners and edges a little rubbed. Some minor bumps to board edges. Endpapers darkened. Some light foxing spots to pages, Else a clean and tight copy. -- -Based on a series of lectures, the author describes some unusual birds, decoration, nests, courtship, migration, and more. 399pp. With b/w plates and illustrations in text. 
Price: 38.00 GBP
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BIRDS OF SOMERSET., Somerset Ornithological Society.
11 Somerset Ornithological Society. BIRDS OF SOMERSET.
Alan Sutton 1988 1st Edition 
Original black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. Very good condition with very good dust wrapper (slight fading to spine). Not price clipped. 264pp. Prof ill.with b/w photographs line drawings and maps. A comprehensive account written by a committee of the Somerset Ornithological Society. Well illustrated throughout with photographs and drawings. A good modern county bird book. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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The Natural History of The Birds of Western Africa. Vol. I. Illustrated by 34 Coloured Plates, Numerous Wood Cuts and a Portrait of Bruce. The Memoir by Andrew Crichton. The Naturalist's Library, Ornithology, Vol. VII (7)., SWAINSON, William:
12 SWAINSON, William: The Natural History of The Birds of Western Africa. Vol. I. Illustrated by 34 Coloured Plates, Numerous Wood Cuts and a Portrait of Bruce. The Memoir by Andrew Crichton. The Naturalist's Library, Ornithology, Vol. VII (7).
Edinburgh, London & Dublin, W. H. Lizars, Samuel Highway, W. Curry & Co., 1837 
Hardback, 7 x 4.5 inches. Quarter bound dark green morocco leather to spine and corners and green cloth boards. Gilt lettering and banding to spine. Top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. In very good condition. Later ‘modern’ covers (1945). Some minor fading to spine and rear corner. Some slight darkening to endpapers, neat inscription and prev. owners label to front. Inscription; “Rebound July 1945, Salisbury.” A couple of very light minor spots else a very clean and tight copy; Binding is lovely and tight, pages very clean, plates lovely and crisp and bright. An excellent copy. 286pp. Illustrated by 34 Coloured Plates including Title vignette and a Portrait of Bruce. 
Price: 90.00 GBP
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British Birds. With Eighty Plates in Colour, Showing Over Four Hundred Species. In Four Volumes. Second Edition., THORBURN, A.:
13 THORBURN, A.: British Birds. With Eighty Plates in Colour, Showing Over Four Hundred Species. In Four Volumes. Second Edition.
London, Longmans, Green & Co. 1916 2nd 
4 vols. Large hardbacks, approx 12.5 x 10.5 inches. Red cloths lettered in gilt on spines with gilt line paneled boards. Top edges gilt. Plain endpapers. In very good conditions. Spines and cloths faded, rubbing to boards and edges, corners bumped and rubbed. Nicks to corners and ends of spine. Darkening to endpapers and neat inscription to front. Some slight darkening and handling marks to page edges else very clean and tight copies. Profusely illustrated with colour plates throughout. 
Price: 395.00 GBP
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Our Bird Book., TUNNICLIFFE, C.: ROGERSON S:
14 TUNNICLIFFE, C.: ROGERSON S: Our Bird Book.
Collins. London. 1947 1st edition. 
Hardback, 11 x 8 inches. In red cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; Minor rubbing to edges, some spots to rear. Not price clipped, in protective sleeve.) Some minor rubbing to edges of cloth. Slight darkening to end papers. Else a clean and tight copy. --- Beautifully illustrated non technical guide to British Birds, originally written for the author’s daughter. 128 pp. With 31 very nice coloured plates & many b/w illustrations in text. 
Price: 22.00 GBP
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Bird Portraiture. “How To Do It” Series No. 35., TUNNNICLIFFE, C. F.:
15 TUNNNICLIFFE, C. F.: Bird Portraiture. “How To Do It” Series No. 35.
London & New York, The Studio, 1945 (1st.ed.) 
Hardback, 10 x 8 inches. In green cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; darkened and foxed, rubbing to edges, some spots to rear, corners and ends of spine chipped. Not price clipped, in protective sleeve.) Some minor rubbing to edges of cloth. Slight darkening to end papers. Else a clean and tight copy. 96pp. With colour and B&W plates. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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Bird Life in Wild Wales Illustrated with Photographs by Oliver G. Pike., WALPOLE-BOND, J. A.:
16 WALPOLE-BOND, J. A.: Bird Life in Wild Wales Illustrated with Photographs by Oliver G. Pike.
London, T. Fisher Unwin, 1903 1st edition 
Hardback, light green cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front, with black and silver illustration to front. Plain endpapers. In good condition, some rubbing to cloth on boards and edges, corners a little bumped. Endpapers darkened and foxed, some very light foxing and odd spots to pages, else pages clean and tight. 283pp. Illustrated with 60 B&W Photographs by Oliver G. Pike. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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