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Image for Nests and Eggs of Familiar British Birds, Described and Illustrated; with an Account of the Haunts and Habits of the Feathered Architects, and Their Times and Modes of Building.

Nests and Eggs of Familiar British Birds, Described and Illustrated; with an Account of the Haunts and Habits of the Feathered Architects, and Their Times and Modes of Building.

By: Adams, H. G.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Groombridge and Sons: 1854

Seller ID: 030888


78 pages, plus index and ads, plus eight color plates. Blind stamped cloth covers with gilt lettering and decoration a little faded over spine. School presentation inscription dated 1856 on blank front free end page. Light moisture stains on edges of a few leaves, and a few spots of foxing. View more info

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Birds of the Atlantic Islands (Four Volumes)

By: Bannerman, David Armitage

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Oliver & Boyd:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 032608


First printings from 1963-1968. Inked name and notations on blank front free end leaves. Small tears at top of the title page of Vol. I. Covers show a few light scuffs and light rubbing. Otherwise tight, very clean, and intact copies. Due to the size and weight of this set, extra fees will be required for Priority and/or International shipping. View more info

Birds By Land & Sea: The Record of a Year's Work with Field-Glass and Camera

By: Boraston, John Maclair

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, John Lane: The Bodley Head: 1905

Edition: Facsimile Reprint

Seller ID: 032213


281+ pages. Two small book plates on front paste down. Minimally ex-library with duplicate stamp on blank front free end page and small inked numbers on verso of title page. Volume remains tight, though shows some light soiling, age toning, and wear. View more info

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The Saga of the Waterfowl

By: Bovey, Martin

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., The Wildlife Management Institute: 1949

Inscription: Inscribed and Signed By the Author

Seller ID: 032167


Second printing of the first edition. 140+ pages. Author's inscription on half title page reads in full: "To _____ _____ / With Admiration for his / leadership on our east Mexican / trip. / Sincerely, / Martin Bovey / Feb. 6, 1972." Minimally ex-library with institutional stamp on blank front free end page, and card pocket on rear paste down. Light rubbing on spine near ends, and light moisture stain seen on cloth at heel and faintly on end leaves. Volume is... View more info

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The African Fish Eagle

By: Brown, Leslie

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Cape Town, Purnell:

Seller ID: 035062


Copyright is 1980. 268 pages. Light general wear, though overall a tight and clean copy. Dust jacket is now protected in a clear mylar sleeve. View more info

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Birds of the African Waterside

By: Brown, Leslie (Paintings By Rena Fennessy)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1979

Seller ID: 034993


Corners are lightly bumped. Price clipped dust jacket remains bright and clean, though shows a very light moisture stain on the verso side of jacket at foot of spine. Due to size, additional charges may apply for Priority and/or International shipping. View more info

Image for Quelea Quelea:  Africa's Bird Pest

Quelea Quelea: Africa's Bird Pest

By: Bruggers, Richard L. And Clive C. H. Elliott (Eds)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Oxford, Oxford University Press: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 035897


402 pages, plus plates. Blank front free end leaf has been very neatly excised. Volume is otherwise Fine. Dust jacket shows a one inch closed tear from the upper edge over the bottom cover. Jacket is otherwise Fine and is now in a clear protective sleeve. View more info

Image for Systematische Übersicht der Thiere Brasiliens, welche während einer Reise durch die Provinzen von Rio de Janeiro und Minas Geraes Gesammelt ober Beobachtet Wurben (Dritter Theil, Vögel (Aves), Zweit Hälfte)

Systematische Übersicht der Thiere Brasiliens, welche während einer Reise durch die Provinzen von Rio de Janeiro und Minas Geraes Gesammelt ober Beobachtet Wurben (Dritter Theil, Vögel (Aves), Zweit Hälfte)

By: Burmeister, Hermann

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Berlin, Georg Reimer: 1856

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 032841


466 pages, un-cut and unopened, bound in stiff paper wraps. Text volume ONLY. Scattered foxing. View more info

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The Birds of Paradise and Bower Birds

By: Cooper, William T. And Joseph M. Forshaw

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Boston, David R. Godine: 1979

Edition: First U.S. Edition

Seller ID: 035475


Lower outside corner of top board is very slightly bumped along with jacket. Very slight rubbing at heel. Volume and jacket are otherwise bright, crisp, and very clean. Housed in original slipcase, in near fine condition. Due to size and weight of this volume, additional charges will apply for Priority and/or International shipping. View more info

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The Bird World Described with Pen and Pencil

By: Davenport, W. H. And H. Giacomelli

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson and Sons: 1878

Seller ID: 033708


464 pages. Gilt, black, and blind stamped covers show rubbing and some wear at corners and spine ends. Gilt stamped image and lettering on spine is clear, though a little faded. All edges of text block are gilded. Book plate on front paste down. Top hinge is a little loosened, though remainder of volume is tight and solid. There are moisture stains along the lower edge of the top end leaves. Occasional light scuffs or smudges, though the contents are generally ver... View more info

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The Birds of China

By: De Schauensee, Rudolphe Meyer

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., Smithsonian Institution Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 035012


602 pages. Solid and clean copy showing very faint moisture stain at heel. There is a small portion of wear along the upper edge of the title page with two quarter inch tears. Volume is otherwise Fine. Dust jacket shows small moisture stain over heal, and wrinkles at corners. Jacket is otherwise bright and clean, and now protected in a clear sleeve. View more info

Image for Les Oiseaux De Chine De Mongolie et De Coree non Passereaux

Les Oiseaux De Chine De Mongolie et De Coree non Passereaux

By: Etchecopar, R. D. And Francois Hue

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Tahiti, Les Editions Du Pacifique: 1978

Seller ID: 035010


585 pages. Cloth covers show moisture stain at heel, and there are a couple of light smudges on the fore edge. Jacket remains bright and clean, though shows a couple of small tears over foot of spine, and light wrinkles over head and corners. Jacket is now in a clear protective sleeve. View more info

Image for The U. S. Naval Astronomical Expedition to the Southern Hemisphere, During the Years 1849-'50-'51-'52 (Four Volumes)

The U. S. Naval Astronomical Expedition to the Southern Hemisphere, During the Years 1849-'50-'51-'52 (Four Volumes)

By: Gillis, J. M.

Price: $800.00

Publisher: Washington, A. O. P. Nicholson, Printer:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 034199


House of Representatives Ex. Doc. No. 121 published from 1855-56. Complete in four volumes being I, II, III, & VI. Volumes IV and V were never completed, though the supplemental material designated for them was later published by the U. S. Naval Observatory. All four volumes bound in full calf with red and black leather spine labels. VOLUME I: 556 pages, indexed, plus 11 plates including the nearly six foot long folding plate of the "Panoramic View from the Summ... View more info

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Crows of the World

By: Goodwin, Derek

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Ithaca, NY, Comstock Publishing Associates / Cornell University Press in Cooperation with the British Museum (Natural History): 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 035021


354 pages. Price clipped dust jacket remains bright and clean, though shows light rubbing on edges, and two small closed tears from upper edges. Jacket is now protected in a clear mylar sleeve. Due to size and weight, additional charges may apply for Priority and/or International shipping. View more info

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The Birds of Korea

By: Gore, M. E. J. And Won Pyong-Oh

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Seoul, Royal Asiatic Society: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 032836


450 pages, with sewn in cloth book mark. Light signs of use, though overall a tight and very clean copy. View more info

Image for J. Gould's Monographie Der Ramphastiden Oder Tukanartigen Voegel (Four Parts, Plus Prospectus)

J. Gould's Monographie Der Ramphastiden Oder Tukanartigen Voegel (Four Parts, Plus Prospectus)

By: Gould, J [John] (with additions and Revisions By Johann Heinrich Christian Friedrich Sturm, Johann Wilhelm Sturm, Richard Owen, & Rudolf Wagner)

Price: $6,000.00

Publisher: Nurnberg, Gedruckt Auf Kosten Der Herausgeber:

Edition: First German

Seller ID: 033950


Issued in four parts from 1841 to 1847, and preceded by a prospectus. 36 hand colored lithographs after Gould and Sturm, and two black and white plate after G. Scharf, and A. Koppel. This set has been professionally restored and rebound, mid-20th century. All text leaves have been bleached and cleaned. Text and plate leaves have been trimmed to approx. 12 1/2 x 9 inches. Each part has been separately hardbound with green cloth over spines, and light tan paper over b... View more info

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A Synopsis of the Birds of Australia and the Adjacent Islands

By: Gould, John

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Queensberry Hill Press: 1979

Edition: Facsimile Reprint

Seller ID: 034423


Number 307 of a limited edition of 387 copies. Green Moroccan leather over spine and corners, with matching green textured cloth over boards. Gilt ruled edges on leather, and gilt lettering/decoration on spine. Raised spine bands. Top edge is gilded. Housed in green slipcase. Volume remains tight and appears un-read. Slipcase shows stains along one side parallel to the opening and residue from a sticker on the back side. Due to size and weight, additional charges... View more info

Image for The Birds of Great Britain: Vol. III [ONLY of Five volumes]

The Birds of Great Britain: Vol. III [ONLY of Five volumes]

By: Gould, John

Price: $18,000.00

Publisher: London, Self Published: 1873

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 035821


Printed for the author by Taylor and Francis of London. Originally printed and issued in 25 parts between 1862 and 1873 for the full five volume set and with the title pages, etc. being published in December of 1873. 76 stunning hand-colored plates each being 21.5 x 14.25 inches (approx. 546.1 x 361.95 mm) in size. Full dark green, pebbled Moroccan leather covers with brilliant gilt decoration, lettering, and interior dentelles. Raised spine bands. All edges of tex... View more info

Image for Shrikes of Southern Africa:  True Shrikes, Helmet-Shrikes and Bush-Shrikes, including the Batises and Black-throated Wattle-eye

Shrikes of Southern Africa: True Shrikes, Helmet-Shrikes and Bush-Shrikes, including the Batises and Black-throated Wattle-eye

By: Harris, Tony (Illustrations By Graeme Arnott)

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Cape Town, Struik Winchester: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 035016


224 pages. Light moisture stain along lower edge of top cover near heel of spine, and at heal of spine. Small red stain on blank verso of jacket that cannot be seen on the outside of the jacket. Housed in original slipcase. Slip case shows library call numbers inked on lower edge, though there are NO other library markings on book, jacket, or slipcase. Due to size and weight, additional charges may apply for priority and/or international shipping. View more info

Image for Annals of the Carnegie Museum, Vol. XIV, 1922

Annals of the Carnegie Museum, Vol. XIV, 1922

By: Holland, W. J. (ed.)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Carnegie Museum: 1922

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 032240


611 pages, plus plates and folding map. Leather spine covers, and leather corner tips. Paper spine label. Plaid cloth covers. Top board is very slightly bowed. Tight and clean, with only minimal signs of use. View more info