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The Watercolours for Birds of America. Annette Blaugrund and Theodore E.Stebbins, jr. Editors. Catalog entries by Carole Anne Slatkin. Essays by Theoder E.Stebbins, Annette Blaugrund, Amy R.W.Myers and Reba Fishman Snyder., AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES:
1 AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES: The Watercolours for Birds of America. Annette Blaugrund and Theodore E.Stebbins, jr. Editors. Catalog entries by Carole Anne Slatkin. Essays by Theoder E.Stebbins, Annette Blaugrund, Amy R.W.Myers and Reba Fishman Snyder.
The Herbert Press. 1993 1st edition. 
Folio. In dark green cloth covers with silver to spine. Grey endpapers. Pictorial dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 382pp. With colour plates and additional water colour illustrations. Audubon’s pictures were taken from his direct observations in the wild. Here they are reproduced with essays by art historians, conservators, and Audubon scholars. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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Birds of Cyprus. Illustrated in colour by D. M. Reid-Henry and Roland Green., BANNERMAN, DAVID A.; BANNERMAN MARY W.:
2 BANNERMAN, DAVID A.; BANNERMAN MARY W.: Birds of Cyprus. Illustrated in colour by D. M. Reid-Henry and Roland Green.
Edinburgh & London, Oliver & Boyd, 1958 1st edition 
Hardback, 4to. (11 x 8 inches). In dark green cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper (dw colour plate to front). Top edges olivine. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; minor rubbing to edges and corners. Not price clipped, in protective sleeve). some light rubbing and minor marks to boards. Small label to front endpaper “A.J. Wise, Christchurch.” Some light foxing spots to endpapers, Else a very clean and tight copy. ---- Each species is describe separately in terms of appearance, distribution, migration and breeding habits. A comprehensive guide to the birds of Cyprus, the topography, vegetation and climate and the history of ornithology on the island. 384pp. With colour and b/w plates and b/w illustrations in text. Fold out map at back. 
Price: 120.00 GBP
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The Kingfisher. Signed copy., BOAG, DAVID:
3 BOAG, DAVID: The Kingfisher. Signed copy.
Blandford Press. Poole, Dorset. 1982 1st edition. 
Size 6.25 x 9.5 inches. In pale blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Dark green endpapers. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded. Not price clipped). Small address label to front endpaper. Author’s neat inscription to half title page, dated 1982. Else a very clean and tight copy. 120pp. With colour photographs. Based on the author’s seven year study of the Kingfisher, with 66 unique colour photographs. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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The Birds of Our Rambles. A Companion for the Country., DIXON, CHARLES:
4 DIXON, CHARLES: The Birds of Our Rambles. A Companion for the Country.
London. Chapman and Hall. 1891 
Tall 8vo. In green pebbled cloth covers with gilt to spine. Patterned endpapers. In very good condition. Spine slightly faded and bumped at ends, with small marks to covers. Mild foxing to edges affecting some pages inside. Slight browning to endpapers. Many pages unopened/uncut. Else a clean and tight copy. 249pp. With 8 b/w plates. Intended as an introduction to Field Ornithology. The author describes the habits, song and appearance of the birds that regularly inhabit our country. the birds are described by habitat, garden, lanes, open fields, woods, lakes, moors, mountains, wetlands, rocky coasts, sandy shores. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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Our Rarer Birds. Being Studies in Ornithology & Oology. With Twenty Illustrations by Charles Whymper and A Frontispeice by J.G. Keulemans., DIXON, Charles;
5 DIXON, Charles; Our Rarer Birds. Being Studies in Ornithology & Oology. With Twenty Illustrations by Charles Whymper and A Frontispeice by J.G. Keulemans.
Richard Bentley & Son, London. 1888 1st 
Size approx 6 x 9 inches. In navy blue cloth with gilt eagle design to front and lettering to spine. In very good condition. Some minor marks to boards, rubbing to corners and ends of spine. Some slight foxing to page edges and title pg. Inside owners prize label to endpaper with original bookseller label “G.G. Walmsley, Liverpool.” to front. Else very clean and tight throughout. 373pp. With Twenty Illustrations by Charles Whymper and A Frontispeice by J.G. Keulemans. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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Sketches of Bird Life From Twenty Years’ Observation of their Haunts and Habits. With Illustrations by Wolf, C. Whymper, Keulmans and Thorburn., HARTING, James Edmund;
6 HARTING, James Edmund; Sketches of Bird Life From Twenty Years’ Observation of their Haunts and Habits. With Illustrations by Wolf, C. Whymper, Keulmans and Thorburn.
W. H. Allen & Co. London. 1883 
Size approx 6 x 9 inches. In green cloth with b&w printed vignette to front and gilt lettering to front and spine. Top page edges gilt. In very good condition. Corners slightly bumped, some rubbing to spine. Inner hinges cracked, owners bookplate to front endpaper. Some foxing to endpapers and page edges else pages clean and tight throughout. 292pp. With b&w full page and illustrations within text. 
Price: 38.00 GBP
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Rare, Vanishing & Lost British Birds. Compiled from notes by W. H. Hudson by Linda Gardiner. With 25 Coloured plates by H. Grovold., HUDSON, W.H.:
7 HUDSON, W.H.: Rare, Vanishing & Lost British Birds. Compiled from notes by W. H. Hudson by Linda Gardiner. With 25 Coloured plates by H. Grovold.
London and Toronto, J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. 1923 
Hardback, Size 9 x 6 inches. In green cloth covers with gilt lettering to spine. Blind embossed tree on front. In very good condition. Spine darkened. Boards clean. Slight curl to front board. Lacks front free endpaper. Mild foxing to front ‘half-title’ page. Colour plates clean and bright. A couple of tiny spots to a couple of page edges. Else a clean and tight copy. - The first edition was published in 1894. This edition records birds that were lost in the intervening years and measures that were taken to protect them, e.g. from collectors, not merely of eggs, but of the birds themselves. Each bird is described and accompanied by a beautiful illustration. 120pp. With 25 colour plates by H. Gronvold. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Memoirs of an Artist Naturalist., LODGE, GEORGE E:
8 LODGE, GEORGE E: Memoirs of an Artist Naturalist.
Gurney & Jackson 1946 1st edition 
Hardback. Tall 8vo. Approx 10 x 7 inches. Green cloth with gilt to spine. In original dustwrapper with colour plate to front. Top page edges gilt. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper. (DW minor rubbing to edges and corners, darkening to spine, in plastic sleeve.) Some rubbing to edges of cloth. Inside pages clean and tight. Chapters: Hawks and Hawking/ Woodland & Marsh/ Some Shetland Memories/ Memories of Game Birds/ Some Observations on painting Birds. 16 very nice colour plates and 8 in b&w by G. E. LODGE. 96pp. (+glossary of Hawking Terms). 
Price: 60.00 GBP
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THE GROUSE. Fur, Feather & Fin Series. With chapters on Natural History, Shooting and Cookery., MACPHERSON: STUART-WORTLEY: SAINTSBURY: WATSON:
9 MACPHERSON: STUART-WORTLEY: SAINTSBURY: WATSON: THE GROUSE. Fur, Feather & Fin Series. With chapters on Natural History, Shooting and Cookery.
Longmans, Green & Co. 1894 1st 
Hardback, approx 8 x 5 inches. In light cream cloth covers with red lettering and brown illustration to front. Black endpapers. In very good condition. Some rubbing to corners and ends of spine, spine darkened, some handling marks to rear. Bookplate to front “Carberry Tower, Elphinstone.” Some light foxing to pages. Else a very clean and tight copy. Illustrations by A.J. Stuart-Wortley and A. Thorburn. 293pp + 2pp cat. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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The Flora of Dorsetshire. Or A Catalogue of the Plants Found in the County of Dorset. with a Sketches of its Geology and Physical Geography., MANSEL-PLEYDELL, John Clavell;
10 MANSEL-PLEYDELL, John Clavell; The Flora of Dorsetshire. Or A Catalogue of the Plants Found in the County of Dorset. with a Sketches of its Geology and Physical Geography.
Dorchester. 1874 1st edition. 
Size 5.5 x 9.0 inches. In green cloth covers with gilt lettering and decoration to spine and gilt lettering to front with blind embossed decoartions to boards. In very good condition. Corners bumped, rubbing to edges and to boards. Small split to cloth top end of spine. Neat inscription to front endpaper. A couple of minor glue repairs inside. 320pp. Large fold out coloured map to front. The author records the Flora of Dorset at the end of the 19th century. Includes two fold out maps and “Notes on the Dorset Flora” by Rev.E.F.Linton loose in back. This is thought to be the best edition of this book. 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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Bird Migration., MEAD, CHRIS:
11 MEAD, CHRIS: Bird Migration.
Country Life Books. 1983 1st edition. 
Tall 8vo. In blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. Pictorial endpapers. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded. Slightly creased along top edge. Not price clipped). A clean and tight copy. 224pp. With 20 colour & 35 b/w photographs. Up to 200 two-colour maps and diagrams. The history of migration theories with detailed analysis of particular groups of birds with an explanation of current research methods. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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Birds of Arabia., MEINERTZHAGEN, Colonel R.;
12 MEINERTZHAGEN, Colonel R.; Birds of Arabia.
Edinburgh & London Oliver & Boyd 1954 1st edition. 
Hardback. 4to. (11 x 8 inches.) In light brown cloth covers lettered in dark green to spine. In original dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper. Rubbing to edges. Spine darkened and rubbed. In protective sleeve.) Cloth a little faded at spine with some minor rubbing to edges and corners. Inside pages very clean and tight throughout. Map in rear pocket. A very clean and tight copy. Col. Meinertzhagen served in East Africa with the King's African Rifles from 1902 - 1906. He served in the First World War, saw service in Kenya, Palestine, the War Office and France. Author of "Birds of Egypt" and "Birds of Arabia". 624pp. With 19 colour plates, 9 photographic plates, 53 text-figures, 35 text maps and a folding map in rear pocket. 
Price: 295.00 GBP
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A History of British Birds. Second edition. In Six volumes., MORRIS, REV. F. O.:
13 MORRIS, REV. F. O.: A History of British Birds. Second edition. In Six volumes.
London, George Bell and Sons, 1870 2nd edition 
6 volumes; Hardback, Size approx 10 x 7 inches. In dark green/blue cloth covers with gilt decorative lettering and pictorial decorations to spines and gilt vignettes to front. Yellow endpapers. In very good condition. Covers are worn with some minor damage to corners; corners bumped, rubbed and chipped, nicks to ends and corners of spines. Chips to rear spine edge on vol.3. Chip to cloth on spine of vol.6, with split nr lettering at top of spine. Rubbing and a couple of nicks/bumps to edges. Some rubbing and marks to boards. Some glue repairs to inner hinges. Some minor handling and thumb marks to some pages. Colour plates clean and bright. A few pages uncut/unopened. Embossed stamp to dedication page “St. Johns school library leatherhead.” with small label “Sold as duplicate, St Johns School.” Stamp also appears to some pages inside. Else inside pages very clean and tight. --- Regarded as the best edition of this set. Six volumes. With 365 colour chromolithographic plates. 
Price: 425.00 GBP
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Wild Geese. Illustrations by Carol Ogilvie., OGILVIE, M.A.:
14 OGILVIE, M.A.: Wild Geese. Illustrations by Carol Ogilvie.
T&A D Poyser. Berkhamstead. 1978 1st edition. 
Tall 8vo. In brown cloth covers. With pictorial dustwrapper. Pictorial endpapers. In fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly rubbed along top edge. Price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 350pp. With colour illustrations, line drawings and maps. Comprehensive guide to Wild Geese. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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The Birds of Somerset., PALMER, E.M. / BALLANCE, D.K.:
15 PALMER, E.M. / BALLANCE, D.K.: The Birds of Somerset.
London. Longmans. 1968 1st edition. 
Tall 8vo. In green cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly darkened. Price clipped). Small marks to front endpapers. Else a very clean and tight copy. 204pp. With b/w photographs and a map. An account of the history and distribution of birds in the county. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Who’s Who in Ornithology., PEMBERTON, JOHN E. (ed):
16 PEMBERTON, JOHN E. (ed): Who’s Who in Ornithology.
Buckingham Press. 1997 1st edition. 
Tall 8vo. In dark blue cloth covers with gilt to spine.With illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly bumped at top of spine. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 416pp. Pen portraits of over 1000 men and women in the Ornithological world, detailing backgrounds, occupations, specialisms, publications, fieldwork, researches and how to contact them. 
Price: 14.00 GBP
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The Birds of The Malay Peninsula. Volume 1: The Commoner Birds. A General account of the Birds inhabiting the region from the Isthmus of Kra to singapore with the adjacent islands., ROBINSON, Herbert C.;
17 ROBINSON, Herbert C.; The Birds of The Malay Peninsula. Volume 1: The Commoner Birds. A General account of the Birds inhabiting the region from the Isthmus of Kra to singapore with the adjacent islands.
H. F. & G. Witherby. 1927 1st edition 
Large 8 x 11 inches. In red cloth with gilt to front and spine. Top page edges gilt. Overall very good condition. Boards marked, corners bumped, edges rubbed, spine faded. Endpapers darkened with owners label to front. Inside pages clean and tight, plates bright. 329pp. With Twenty Five Full-Page Colour Plates. 
Price: 90.00 GBP
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Bird Life and Bird Lore. With illustrations., SMITH, R.BOSWORTH:
18 SMITH, R.BOSWORTH: Bird Life and Bird Lore. With illustrations.
London. John Murray. 1905 1st edition. 
Size 5.75 x 8.25 inches. In green cloth covers with gilt to spine and decorated front. Top edge gilt. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing on edges. Small marks & bookplate on endpapers. Some light foxing, with pages rough cut. Else a clean and tight copy. 434pp. With b/w plates. Ten chapters on Owls, Ravens Wild Duck, Magpie, and more. Includes a chapter on Bingham’s Melcombe in Dorset. From the library of Charles Hall Woodhouse. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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Birds of Somerset., SOMERSET ORNITHOLOGICAL SOCIETY:
19 SOMERSET ORNITHOLOGICAL SOCIETY: Birds of Somerset.
Alan Sutton. 1988 1st edition. 
Tall 8vo. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 264pp. With b/w photographs and line drawings in text. Written by a committee of the Somerset Ornithological Society, the book is and invaluable guide for dedicated birdwatchers and for those with a general interest. The book covers both habitats and species. 
Price: 9.00 GBP
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birds of the mascarenes and saint brandon. Preface by the Prime Minister of Mauritius., STAUB, FRANCE:
20 STAUB, FRANCE: birds of the mascarenes and saint brandon. Preface by the Prime Minister of Mauritius.
Organisation Normale des Enterprises Ltee. Mauritius. 1976 1st edition. 
Tall 8vo. In brown cloth covers. With illustrated dustwrapper. Maps to endpapers. In fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly rubbed. Not price clipped). 110pp. With colour and b/w photographs and maps. “Its text and illustrations portray vividly the beautiful species of birds indigenous to our country, some of which are extremely rare and unique to Mauritius.” 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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