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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.

By: AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES:

Price: £25.00

Publisher: The Herbert Press. 1993 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 62792


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. View more info

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The Kingfisher. Signed copy.

By: BOAG, DAVID:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Blandford Press. Poole, Dorset. 1982 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 73454


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. View more info

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A Hand-book to the Birds of Great Britain. Allen’s Naturalist’s Library. Four volumes.

By: BOWDLER SHARPE, R.:

Price: £120.00

Publisher: W.H.Allen & Co. 1896-1897.:

Seller ID: 81868


Size 5.25 x 7.25 inches. Bound in original dark maroon cloth with gilt titles on spine, & lines on boards. In very good condition. Spines very slightly sunned. Volume 3 has small faint white mark head of spine. Small neat inscriptions to 3 front endpapers. Volume 4 has faint crease on frontis. Inside some light tanning. Colour plates clean and bright. Else a clean and tight set. Four volumes. 128 chromolithographic plates with tissue guards. Comprehensive guide to British Birds at the end of the 19th century. View more info

Image for Thrushes “Helm Identification Guides.” With additional illustrations by Clive Byers and Jan Wilczur.

Thrushes “Helm Identification Guides.” With additional illustrations by Clive Byers and Jan Wilczur.

By: CLEMENT, Peter: HATHWAY, Ren:

Price: £28.00

Publisher: London, Christopher Helm / A & C Black, 2000 1st:

Seller ID: 81753


Hardback, approx 9.5 x 6.5 inches. Green cloth covers with gilt lettering to spine. In glossy illustrated dustwrapper. In very good near fine condition with very good fine dustwrapper (DW not clipped.) No penned inscriptions. Else a very clean and tight copy. 463pp. With B&W illustrations and 60 Colour plates. View more info

The Birds of Our Rambles. A Companion for the Country.

By: DIXON, CHARLES:

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London. Chapman and Hall. 1891:

Seller ID: 59996


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 ... View more info

Image for Our Rarer Birds. Being Studies in Ornithology & Oology. With Twenty Illustrations by Charles Whymper and A Frontispeice by J.G. Keulemans.

Our Rarer Birds. Being Studies in Ornithology & Oology. With Twenty Illustrations by Charles Whymper and A Frontispeice by J.G. Keulemans.

By: DIXON, Charles;

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Richard Bentley & Son, London. 1888 1st:

Seller ID: 74901


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. View more info

Image for Pajaros Sudamericanos (South American Birds) Coleccion Dirigida Por Adolfo D. Holmberg. (Colleciton Directed by Adolfo Holmberg.)

Pajaros Sudamericanos (South American Birds) Coleccion Dirigida Por Adolfo D. Holmberg. (Colleciton Directed by Adolfo Holmberg.)

By: GOLLAN, Jose Santos: LOPEZ, Rogelio B.:

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Buenos Aires, Editorial Codex Sarandi, 1947 1st (Limited numbered edition, 1658.):

Seller ID: 81573


Large hardback, 12.5 x 9 inches. Red cloth with gilt to spine and front with illustrated dustwrapper. Red endpapers. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper. (DW edges rubbed with small tears, fading to spine with small tears to ends. Price clipped. In protective sleeve.) Some minor rubbing to edges of cloth with some minor fading to top of spine. Neat inscription to front endpaper “Bob Batting, 1955.” Plates all beautifully clean and bright, all guarded. A very clean and tight copy. 148pp. Illustrated with 24 full-page colour chromo plates of birds. View more info

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The Birds of Dorset

By: GREEN, George:

Price: £20.00

Seller ID: 79636


Hardback, large, 9.5 x 7 inches. Green cloth with gilt to spine and illustrated glossy dustwrapper. Maps to endpapers. In very good near fine condition with near fine dustwrapper (DW very good, minor rubbing to edges.) Minor crease to title page, Else an excellent clean and tight copy. 520pp. With Colour photo section. Illustrated with many B&W illustrations and diagrams. A comprehensive study of the Birds of Dorset. View more info

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The Puffin. Illustrations by Keith Brockie.

By: HARRIS, M.P.:

Price: £15.00

Publisher: T & A D Poyser. 1984 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 82093


Hardback. 9.5 x 6.5 inches. In red cloth covers with gilt to spine, in glossy pictorial dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). Bottom page corners curled towards back of book. A very clean and tight copy. 225pp. With b&W illustrations, line drawings and diagrams. Comprehensive guide to Puffins. View more info

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The Birds of Middlesex A Contribution to the Natural History of the County.

By: HARTING, James Edmund:

Price: £28.00

Publisher: London, John Van Voorst, 1866 1st:

Seller ID: 80984


Hardback, 8 x 5.5 inches. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering to spine and vignette to front. In very good condition. Corners bumped, rubbing to edges, small splits to cloth at ends of spine. Neat inscription to front endpaper “Alfred Crowley 1866.” Neat pencil notes within text else a very clean and tight copy. 284pp. Illustrated with a colour engraved frontis plate and whistle illustration to preface. View more info

Image for Coloured Illustrations of the Eggs of British Birds. With descriptions of their Nests and Nidification. Third Edition. In Two Volumes.

Coloured Illustrations of the Eggs of British Birds. With descriptions of their Nests and Nidification. Third Edition. In Two Volumes.

By: HEWITSON, W.C:

Price: £500.00

Publisher: London, John Van Voorst, 1856 3rd:

Seller ID: 81379


2 volumes. Hardbacks, 8.5 x 5.5 inches. In dark green full-calf leather fine bindings by “CROSS, BINDERS TO THE KING.” Red and brown leather spine labels lettered in gilt, with extensive gilt decorations to spines, and gilt line-paneled boards. Marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Thin red leather labels to bottom of spines “Lond. 1856.” In very good near fine conditions. Stunning fine leather bindings by “CROSS.” Some minor fading to spines and edges. Minor scratch to rear board vol.1. 2 Book descriptions pasted to front endpaper vol.1. Some heavy foxing to p... View more info

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Adventures Among Birds With a Portrait.

By: HUDSON, W. H.:

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co., 1913 1st:

Seller ID: 81918


Hardback, 9 x 5.5 inches. Dark green cloth with gilt paneled boards, gilt lettering to spine. Top page edges gilt. In very good condition. Corners slightly bumped, small split to top end of spine. Spine edges and ends rubbed. Neat inscription to endpaper “Gemma Bailey 1913.” Some light foxing to prelims. Embossed Publishers “Compliments” stamp to top of title page. A couple of minor foxing spots to pages else a very clean and tight copy. 316pp. Illustrated with a B&W photogravure frontis portrait. View more info

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A Naturalist in La Plata With Illustrations.

By: HUDSON, W. H.:

Price: £38.00

Publisher: London, Chapman & Hall, 1892 1st:

Seller ID: 81919


Hardback, Tall 8vo. Approx 9 x 5.5 inches. Bound in dark blue/green cloth with gilt lettering to spine and pictorial design to front. Black monogram to rear. Black endpapers. In very good condition. Corners and ends of spine rubbed, some fading to spine with small rubbed patch to middle. Some rubbing to edges of rear boards. Neat inscription to verso of frontis plate “Frances Dakyus, from J.A.D.” Some light foxing to inside pages. Else a very clean and tight copy. 388pp + 40pp cat. Illustrated with B&W full page plates and text ills. View more info

Image for Birds of La Plata With Twenty-Two Coloured Illustrations by H. Gronvold. In Two Volumes. Rare ‘Large-Paper’ Edition.

Birds of La Plata With Twenty-Two Coloured Illustrations by H. Gronvold. In Two Volumes. Rare ‘Large-Paper’ Edition.

By: HUDSON, W.H.:

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London & Toronto, J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1920 1st, Rare ‘Large-Paper’ Edition of only 200 Copies.:

Seller ID: 81917


2 vols.; Hardback, Tall 8vo. 10 x 7 inches. Half-bound in Brown buckram spine, and green cloth covers with gilt vignettes to fronts, gilt lettering to spines. Top edges olivine. In very good conditions. Covers very clean and smart. Free endpapers darkened. Some minor foxing spots to outer page edges. Inside pages, and plates all very clean and tight throughout. Else excellent copies of a scarce limited edition. Illustrated with 22 colour plates by H. Gronvold. 244pp & 240pp. View more info

Image for The Flora of Dorsetshire. Or A Catalogue of the Plants Found in the County of Dorset. With Sketches of its Geology and Physical Geography.

The Flora of Dorsetshire. Or A Catalogue of the Plants Found in the County of Dorset. With Sketches of its Geology and Physical Geography.

By: MANSEL-PLEYDELL, John Clavell;

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London & Blandford, Whittaker & Co. & W. Shipp. 1874 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 81548


Hardback. Size approx 9 x 5.5 inches. In original brown cloth covers with gilt lettering and decoration to spine and gilt lettering to front with blind embossed decorations to boards. In very good condition. Corners bumped. Small nick head of spine. Inscription to front endpaper; Inside some foxing, Else pages very clean and tight throughout. 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... View more info

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Birds of Arabia.

By: MEINERTZHAGEN, Colonel R.;

Price: £295.00

Publisher: Edinburgh & London Oliver & Boyd 1954 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 77028


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. Au... View more info

Image for British Game Birds and Wildfowl. Illustrated with Sixty Coloured Plates.

British Game Birds and Wildfowl. Illustrated with Sixty Coloured Plates.

By: MORRIS, Beverley R.;

Price: £1,000.00

Publisher: London, Groombridge and Sons, 1855 1st edition:

Seller ID: 82147


Hardback, Large, approx 12 x 10 inches. Quarter bound in dark green polished calf leather fine binding, with marbled paper covered boards. Leather spine label lettered in gilt, with raised banding, and extensive gilt decoration to spine. Gilt decorative edging to leather on boards. Marbled page edges, light brown endpapers. In very good condition. Some wear to cover; rubbing to edges, with small chips to leather around corners. Spine darkened/faded, with some rubbing to ends, small split at bottom edge. Some handling marks to boards with some marks to rear. Bookplates to front endpaper “... View more info

Image for Birds of Madagascar A Photographic Guide.

Birds of Madagascar A Photographic Guide.

By: MORRIS, Pete: HAWKINS, Frank:

Price: £34.00

Publisher: London, Pica Press, 1998 1st:

Seller ID: 81751


Hardback, 8.5 x 6 inches. Glossy illustrated covers. In very good near fine condition. Small nick to bottom rear corner of spine. Neat inscription to front endpaper “Angela Hughes, 1999.” Else a very clean and tight copy. 316pp. Colour photo illustrations throughout of over 260 species. View more info

Image for A History of British Birds. Second Printing of the First Edition. In Six volumes. With Dustwrappers.

A History of British Birds. Second Printing of the First Edition. In Six volumes. With Dustwrappers.

By: MORRIS, REV. F. O.:

Price: £1,200.00

Publisher: London, Groombridge & Sons, 1863 - between 1st & 2nd editions (1857 1st, 1870 2nd):

Seller ID: 81361


6 volumes; Hardback, Size approx 10 x 6.5 inches. In dark green/blue cloth covers with gilt decorative lettering and pictorial and blind embossed decorations to spines and gilt vignettes to front. Yellow endpapers. In very good near fine conditions, with very good dustwrappers (In very rare original dustwrappers, with facsimile reproduction dustwrappers underneath. 60-70% of original dustwrappers remain; most loss is to spines, vol.1 lacks front portion, and vol.5 lacks rear portion. Original dustwrappers rubbed at edges with some tears and darkening. In protective backed sleeves.) Covers in s... View more info

Image for Portrait of a River. The Wildlife of the Danube, from the Black Sea to Budapest. Illustrated by Eric Hosking. Foreword by Peter Scott.

Portrait of a River. The Wildlife of the Danube, from the Black Sea to Budapest. Illustrated by Eric Hosking. Foreword by Peter Scott.

By: MOUNTFORD, GUY:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson, 1962 (1st.).:

Seller ID: 81739


Hardback, approx 10 x 7 inches. Blue cloth with red and gilt lettering to spine, gilt pelican design to front. In illustrated dustwrapper. Pictorial maps to endpapers. In very good condition, with very good dustwrapper (DW some rubbing to edges, minor tears to ends of spine. Not price clipped. In protective sleeve.) 207pp. Colour frontis plate & 56 pages of b&w photo illustrations. View more info