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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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The Birds of the British Isles. In Twelve Volumes., BANNERMAN / LODGE (ills.):
2 BANNERMAN / LODGE (ills.): The Birds of the British Isles. In Twelve Volumes.
London, Oliver and Boyd, 1953-1963 (1st. editions) 
Complete in 12 volumes. Hardback, Tall 8vo. 11 x 8 inches. In full green cloth binding with gilt lettering to spines, in illustrated dustwrappers (each with colour plate to front). In very good conditions, with very good dustwrappers. (DW’s spines a little darkened, darkened on rears, rubbing and some minor tears to edges, foxed.) Endpapers slightly darkened, a couple of small spots to inside pages else very clean and tight throughout. A very good set in dustwrappers. -- “In each case, after listing the species and distinguishing the different races, Dr. Bannerman gives a description of the birds for identification purposes, followed by an account of its distribution and migrations, and a complete life history. Wherever possible the bird’s behaviour and habitat are described from first-hand experience, and Dr. Bannerman supplements his own wide observations with accounts by other leading ornithologists at home and abroad.”. Interesting to the layman and to the expert. The illustrations are from paintings specially executed by George E. Lodge, “the skill and vigour of whose representations of birds are unsurpassed”. 387 beautiful coloured plates by GEORGE E. LODGE, tissue guarded ( depicting 426 species). Approx. between 400 - 500 pages per volume. Top edges green. (Dustwrappers with illustrated plate to front.) 
Price: 250.00 GBP
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Handbook of the Birds of Cyprus and Migrants of The Middle East., BANNERMAN, DAVID A. / BANNERMAN, W.MARY:
3 BANNERMAN, DAVID A. / BANNERMAN, W.MARY: Handbook of the Birds of Cyprus and Migrants of The Middle East.
Oliver & Boyd. Edinburgh. 1971 1st edition. 
Tall 8vo. In light blue cloth covers with black lettering to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 237pp. With 27 colour plates and b/w illustrations in text. Fold out map at back. Cyprus is visited by a great variety of bird species which are common to the countries of the Middle East. Beautifully illustrated. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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Birds of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, Cohen Edwin
4 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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The Migrations of Birds. Foreword by Roger Tory Peterson., DORST, JEAN:
5 DORST, JEAN: The Migrations of Birds. Foreword by Roger Tory Peterson.
Heineman 1962 (1st. UK ed.). 
Tall 8vo. Blue cloth gt. Very good in very good pict. dustwrapper (dw: trifle chipped). 131 excellent charts. 476pp.(incl.extensive bibliography). The most “comprehensive study of bird migration ever published”. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Bird Habitats in Britain., FULLER,R.J:
6 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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Birds Their Latin Names Explained., GOTCH, A.F.:
7 GOTCH, A.F.: Birds Their Latin Names Explained.
Blandford Press. Poole. 1981 1st edition. 
8vo. In blue cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 348pp. With b/w illustrations in text. The first five chapters explain the Binominal System founded by Carl Linne. Chapter 6 sets out the Orders and Families of Birds-the class Aves. Thereafter, each chapter is devoted to one of the 27 Orders. Intended to explain and to be of practical use. 
Price: 33.00 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.
8 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:
9 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.;
10 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.:
11 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):
12 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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BIRDS OF SOMERSET., Somerset Ornithological Society.
13 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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A History of British Birds. Illustrated by 564 wood-engravings. Vols. 1 & 2 revised by Alfred Newton. Vols. 3 & 4 revised by Howard Saunders. Fourth Edition., YARRELL, W.:
14 YARRELL, W.: A History of British Birds. Illustrated by 564 wood-engravings. Vols. 1 & 2 revised by Alfred Newton. Vols. 3 & 4 revised by Howard Saunders. Fourth Edition.
London, John Van Voorst, 1871 - 1885 (4th.ed., revised & enlarged). 
Complete in 4 volumes. Hardbacks, 9 x 5.5 inches. Half bound in dark green morocco leather to spines and corners, and marbled paper covered boards. Gilt lettering to spines. Marbled endpapers and page edges. In very good condition. Some rubbing to edges, Spines faded. Rubbing to boards. Two bookplates and one small owners label to endpapers. Some mild foxing to blank endpapers (does not effect text pages), else inside pages all very clean and very tight throughout. --- This "History" was an immediate success, and is illustrated with many fine engravings by various artists. Yarrell was a conscientious compiler and editor, and this work belongs in every serious collection of bird books. 646 + 494 + 684 + 531pp. Illustrated by 564 wood-engravings. 
Price: 150.00 GBP
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