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The Birds of the British Isles. In Twelve Volumes.

By: BANNERMAN / LODGE (ills.):

Price: £200.00

Publisher: London, Oliver and Boyd, 1953-1963 (1st. editions):

Seller ID: 81453


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 Some minor rubbing to edges, a few faint marks on spines, two volumes have small chip on ends of spine, and a few other small nicks. Protected with plastic covers.) Endpapers slightly tanned. Else inside very clean and tight throughout. A very good set in dustwrappers. -- “In each case, after listing the species and distinguishing the differen... View more info

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Pirates and Predators. The Piratical and Predatory Habits of Birds.

By: MEINERTZHAGEN, COLONEL R.;

Price: £90.00

Publisher: Oliver & Boyd 1959 1st edition:

Seller ID: 77125


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. View more info

A Guide to The Birds of South America. Illustrated by Earl L.Poole, John R.Quinn and George M.Sutton.

By: MEYER DE SCHAUENSEE, R.:

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Edinburgh. Oliver & Boyd. 1971 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 63573


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. View more info

Image for 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.

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.

By: NEWMAN, EDWARD (ed):

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London. Swan Sonnenschein & Co. n.d. ca 1866.:

Seller ID: 63586


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. View more info

Image for The Birds of Siberia. A Record of a Naturalist's Visits to the Valleys of the Petchora and Yenesei. With Map and Illustrations.

The Birds of Siberia. A Record of a Naturalist's Visits to the Valleys of the Petchora and Yenesei. With Map and Illustrations.

By: SEEBOHM, H:

Price: £85.00

Publisher: London, John Murray, 1901 (1st.).:

Seller ID: 81756


Hardback, 9 x 6 inches. Light brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front, silver cross design to spine and colour pictorial illustrations of birds to front. top page edges gilt. Plain endpapers. In very good condition. Spine darkened, extremities rubbed; cloth rubbed through at bottom corner edges, small nicks to corners and ends of spine. Some handling marks and light foxing spots to endpapers. Some light foxing spots to page edges, some light foxing inside. Small tear to edge of front endpaper, and small tear to edge of p499. Else a clean and tight copy. No penned inscriptions. 512pp... View more info

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Wonders of the Bird World. With illustrations by A. T. Elwes.

By: SHARPE, R. BOWDLER:

Price: £38.00

Publisher: London, Wells, Gardner, Darton and Co., 1898 1st:

Seller ID: 78203


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. View more info

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The Birds of the British Islands.

By: STONHAM, CHARLES (Member of the British Ornithologist’s Union ,Senior Surgeon to the Westminster Hospital, etc.) / MEDLAND, LILIAN M. (ill.)::

Price: £1,000.00

Publisher: E. Grant Richards, London 1906 / 1911 (1st. ed.).:

Seller ID: 81742


Complete in 5 volumes. Thick folio - sized volumes ( 27 cm x 33cm). Bound in black buckram binding with vignettes & lettered titles in gold on spines. Marbled endpapers. Beautifully Bound by Birdsall Northampton Binders Beautiful bindings. In very good condition. Some very minor rubbing on edges. Corners very lightly bumped. Inscription on first blank page of volume I. Some light foxing inside, else generally very clean & tight. 318 stunning full-page black & white gravure plates by Lilian M. Medland , with a captioned tissue-guards. 2 large fold-out col. maps and a double-page d... View more info

Image for British Birds. With Eighty Plates in Colour, Showing Over Four Hundred Species. In Four Volumes.

British Birds. With Eighty Plates in Colour, Showing Over Four Hundred Species. In Four Volumes.

By: THORBURN, A.:

Price: £340.00

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green & Co. 1915 1st edition:

Seller ID: 81428


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. Two boards have a few light marks. Some slight foxing and handling marks to page edges else very clean and tight copies. Profusely illustrated complete with 80 colour plates throughout. View more info