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Clare's Birds, Bicknell-Goddard, Clare
1 Bicknell-Goddard, Clare Clare's Birds
Lewes, East Sussex The Book Guild 1996 1857761030 / 9781857761030 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy with Fine complete dustjacket. One cold wet afternnon in June, the author and her husband were walking along the seafront in Eastbourne and spotted a tiny pigeon, evidently injured, and they brought him home, expecting him to die. But he lived and changed their lives and instead of looking forward to foreign travel in their retirement, they found themselves increasingly captive to the needs and demands of this pigeon, named Redoubt, after the Martello tower where he was found. Redoubt is transformed into a charismatic personality, full of courage, resourcefulness and mischief with a passion for travelling in cars. The author and her husband now devote their time to caring for other sick birds. *** NOT EX LIB *** 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Birds of Coast and Sea  -  Britain and Northern Europe, Campbell, Bruce
2 Campbell, Bruce Birds of Coast and Sea - Britain and Northern Europe
Oxford Oxford University Press 1977 0192176617 / 9780192176615 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Watson, Raymond 
A near Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket. An absorbing companion for those holidaying by the sea in Northern Europe, anywhere from Britain to the Russian borders and which illustrates over 80 bird species to be seen. 64 full colour plates and drawings in the text by Raymond Watson are faced by a fully comprehensive text covering not only a careful description of the birds throughout their life cycle, but also their population, distribution, breeding habits, nests and eggs, food requirements, calls and other identifying features. **** NOT EX LIB **** **** NOT BOOK CLUB **** 
Price: 6.00 GBP
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The Poetry of Birds, Carr, Samuel   (edited by)
3 Carr, Samuel (edited by) The Poetry of Birds
London B. T. Batsford 1976 0713431849 / 9780713431841 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy with Fine price clipped dustjacket. An anthology of poetry with birds as a theme, each wonderfully illustrated, and since the poets and the painters here represented are among the greatest who have ever lived, their joint celebration results in an enchanting book. 4 colour plates, 38 illustrations with decorative endpapers. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Handbook of the Birds of Europe the Middle East and North Africa  -  The Birds of the Western Palearctic  -  Volume III Waders to Gulls, Cramp, Stanley and Simmons, K.E.L.
4 Cramp, Stanley and Simmons, K.E.L. Handbook of the Birds of Europe the Middle East and North Africa - The Birds of the Western Palearctic - Volume III Waders to Gulls
Oxford Oxford University Press 1983 0198575068 / 9780198575061 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Gilt title on blue boards which are very clean and unmarked with no wear. Internally there is light foxing to top edge and a mark to lower edge corner else very clean, tight and unmarked. Dustjacket has just a touch of light wear to top edge. A large format volume of 913 pages. Map endpapers. The third volume of this magnum opus and most authoritative work of reference has been planned to take account of the great advances that have been made in ornithological knowledge since the publication of the 'Handbook of British Birds (1938-41)', which for many years provided the basis on which ornithological research was built. Ornithologists now work on a wider geographical area and this handbook covers the whole of the Western Palearctic, which includes all Europe together with the Middle East to Turkey, Iraq, and Jordan, and South Africa south to about 19 degrees north. This volume contains descriptions of 112 species. Specially commissioned colour plates, showing the full range of normal plumage together with more distant flight views. The artists in this volume are Norman Arlott, Dr. P.J.K. Burton, N.W. Cusa, Robert Gillmor, D.I.M. Wallace. There are also colour plates of eggs, black and white illustrations, and many text figures and glossaries of scientific terms and an index. **** A LARGE HEAVY VOLUME OF 2.6 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH WILL REQUIRE EXTRA SHIPPING COST **** 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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Bird, Darling, Lois and Louis
5 Darling, Lois and Louis Bird
London Methuen 1963 First Edition Cloth Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Darling, Lois and Louis 
First UK edition. Silver title and red heron motif on blue cloth boards which are clean with just a little marking to spine with no wear. A Very Good+ copy. Internally very clean, tight and unmarked. Dustjacket is complete and VG+. Foreword by Dr. N. Tinbergen, F.R.S. A thorough investigation of the evolution, instincts, social behaviour, migration and anatomy of birds, presented with clarity and vividness and with 193 superb drawings by the authors. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Birds Of Malaysia, Delacour, Jean
6 Delacour, Jean Birds Of Malaysia
New York The Macmillan Company 1947 First Edition Cloth Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Earl L. Poole and Alexander Seidel 
Black titles on tan cloth boards which have some light marking to back else clean and without wear. Internally there is foxing to closed edges, 3 vertical pink lines to the index of illustrations, small pink marks to the top margins of 2 pages, and a closed tear to the lower margin of one page else a clean and unmarked copy. Map endpapers with 84 illustrations by Earl L. Poole and Alexander Seidel. Stated First Printing. A comprehensive work by the author who is from the American Museum of Natural History and the New York Zoological Society. 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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The World of Roger Tory Peterson  -  An Authorized Biography, Devlin, John C. And Naismith, Grace
7 Devlin, John C. And Naismith, Grace The World of Roger Tory Peterson - An Authorized Biography
Newton Abbot David & Charles 1977 0715376934 / 9780715376935 First Edition Cloth Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Peterson, Roger Tory 
First UK edition. A Fine unmarked copy with gold title and facsimile of Roger Tory Peterson on blue cloth boards with VG+ complete dustjacket. The world knows Roger Tory Peterson as America's most eminent natuaralist, combining the artistic accomplishment of a John James Audubon with the environmental concerns of a John Muir or a Rachel Carson, and his celebrated books, paintings, prints, photography and films have reached a wide audience. The authors describe Peterson's life in Greenwich Village and his life story, all lavishly illustrated with drawings and colour reproductions of his paintings. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Gifts of an Eagle, Durden, Kent
8 Durden, Kent Gifts of an Eagle
London Harvill Press 1972 0002722720 / 9780002722728 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
First UK edition. A Very Good+ unmarked copy with complete dustjacket which has a little wear to top edge. Lady, a Golden Eagle, was taken as a chick from her nest in the mountains near Carpinteria, California, and although eagles are protected birds, Ed Durden had received permission to do this for the purpose of study and scientific research. Little did he he and his son Kent guess that she was to make her home with them for 16 years, or that when they released her to fly off with a mate, that she would leave a big gap in their family circle. Never has a wild Golden Eagle been observed over so long a period, and this account by Kent who was associated with all his father's adventures with Lady admirably and uniquely tells her story. 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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The Kingfisher, Eastman, Rosemary
9 Eastman, Rosemary The Kingfisher
London Collins 1969 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A Very Good+ copy with just a little light foxing to closed edges with price clipped dustjacket. By a curious quirk of nature the kingfisher is both the most beautiful and least known of British birds, it's brilliant plumage - dazzling cobalt blue back, warm chestnut orange underside, white throat, red legs - transforms the commonplace of any bankside. This unique study, by the Eastmans, of the kingfisher's life from their home at Whitchurch in Hampshire is an absorbing story of their explorations among the watercress beds and streams of the River Test and also includes their attempts at hand-rearing six abandoned youngsters and their amusing experiments at teaching them basic fishing skills. 7 colour plates and 7 illustrations. **** NOT BOOK CLUB **** 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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A Notebook of Birds 1907-1980, Flegg, Jim
10 Flegg, Jim A Notebook of Birds 1907-1980
London Macmillan 1981 0333308808 / 9780333308806 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Arlott, Norman and Gillmor, Robert and Tucker, Laurel 
A near Fine clean, tight and unmarked copy which has a touch of light foxing to top edge with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. Every month since June 1907 the journal 'British Birds' has published a correspondence column where birdwatchers have recorded the interesting and sometimes amusing behaviour of an enormous range of bird species. Jim Flegg has selected the most striking and unusual for this book which is enhanced by the beautifully drawn illustrations by Norman Arlott, Robert Gillmor and Laurel Tucker. 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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Sitting Duck  -  A True Story, Fraser, Bryce
11 Fraser, Bryce Sitting Duck - A True Story
London Macgibbon & Kee 1971 0261632264 / 9780261632264 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Gold title on brown boards which are clean and unmarked with no wear. Internally there is ligh foxing to endpapers and closed edges else very clean and unmarked. Dustjacket is complete with foxing to inner flaps and reverse. The strange true story of how Dora, a fresh water duck who loves salt water, courted and adopted Bryce Fraser, an Australian magazine writer who is allergic to duck feathers. Objecting all the way, Bryce is coerced into winning and dining Dora, providing continually better housing, setting up a mating service, midwifing, and sharing the responsibility for a mushrooming family. Filled with amusing text and over 50 photographs. *** NOT EX LIB *** 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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Birds of Man's World, Goodwin, Derek
12 Goodwin, Derek Birds of Man's World
London British Museum (Natural History)/Cornell University 1978 080141167X / 9780801411670 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Prytherch, Robin 
A near Fine clean, tight and unmarked copy which has a touch of light foxing to top and fore edge with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. Many species of birds have managed to thrive alongside man, often because of the changes he has wrought in the environment rather than in spite of them. In this book, the eminent ornithologist Derek Goodwin offers fascinating insights into the ways in which birds have adjusted to man's presence and activities on the planet. Line illustrations by Robin Prytherch. 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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The Birds of the Wetlands, Hancock, James
13 Hancock, James The Birds of the Wetlands
New York Facts on File 1984 0871968959 / 9780871968951 First Hard Near Fine Near Fine 4to - over 9 
A near Fine unmarked copy (Fine apart from a touch of wear to lower spine) with near Fine dutjacket. A large format volume of 152 pages. The book briefly describes one major wetland on every continent in the world. It explains the complicated ecosystems which enable each of them to support, in their different ways, the huge breeding populations of herons, storks, ibises, spoonbills, anhingas, cormorants, smaller waders and birds of prey that live within them. Beautifully illustrated throughout in colour from the author's own collection of photographs taken during many visits to these areas over the past 20 years. 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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The Swallow, Hosking, Eric and Newberry, Cyril
14 Hosking, Eric and Newberry, Cyril The Swallow
London Collins 1947 Cloth Very Good Very Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
White title on blue cloth boards which are very clean and unmarked with no wear. Internally here is light foxing to closed edges else very clean, tight and unmarked. A Very Good+ copy. Dustjacket by E. Bradbury is complete and also VG+. Second impression April 1947 (first was March 1946). 28 illustrations and 2 maps. An authoritative work on this fascinating bird which returns each spring after its migration flight from South Africa. A particularly well kept copy. 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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Birds as Living Things  -  An Introduction to the Study of Birds, Knight, Maxwell
15 Knight, Maxwell Birds as Living Things - An Introduction to the Study of Birds
London Collins 1964 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Richardson, R.A. 
A Very Good+ unmarked copy with some light foxing to endpapers with complete dustjacket. The book outlines the life of a typical bird from the egg through to the laying of its own eggs, shows how birds have become adapted for the kind of life the various groups have to live, describes the designs of a bird's body, externally and internally, and deals with the main features of feathers and flight, together with foods, feeding behaviour,nestsnesting and courtship. Illustrated with drawings by R.A. Richardson and photographs. 
Price: 6.00 GBP
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Wildfowl of the British Isles and North-West Europe, Martin, Brian P.
16 Martin, Brian P. Wildfowl of the British Isles and North-West Europe
Newton Abbot David & Charles 1993 0715399969 / 9780715399965 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Proud, Alastair 
A Fine unmarked copy with dustjacket which has a small tear to bottom od spine and is not price clipped. Few groups of birds are more appropriately named than wildfowl, for they inhabit our wildest coasts and few remaining wilderness areas, yet most of the 38 species described here in detail are also widely familiar as they have been closely involved in our art, literature and sport for many centuries. Each species' account begins with a close look at the bird's history and conservation, to which are added details of distribution and population, plus sections on habitat, identification, behaviour, breeding, food and migration. The text is complemented by superb, specially commissioned paintings by Alastair Proud of all the birds described, plus silhouettes to aid identification, and many colour and monochrome photographs. **** A HEAVY VOLUME OF 0.9 KILO WHICH WILL REQUIRE EXTRA SHIPPING COST **** 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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A Twitcher's Diary  -  The Birdwatching Year of Richard Millington, Millington, Richard
17 Millington, Richard A Twitcher's Diary - The Birdwatching Year of Richard Millington
Poole, Dorset Blandford Press 1981 0713711744 / 9780713711745 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Millington, Richard 
A Fine unmarked copy with dustjacket which has a small stain to front and a repaired closed tear. 192 pages. Twitching, as it is known by its followers, is a style of birdwatching which involves collecting sightings of different species of bird. When geographical and time limits are set to the pastime it becomes a competitive sport. It comes as surprise to most people that in a year in Great Britain, over 300 species of birds may be seen. This diary shows in notes and illustrations by the author what those birds were for him in 1980 and it concentrates on the rarer species. 
Price: 6.00 GBP
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The Bird-Watcher's Guide to the Wetlands of Britain, Ogilvie, M.A.
18 Ogilvie, M.A. The Bird-Watcher's Guide to the Wetlands of Britain
London B.T. Batsford 1979 0713408472 / 9780713408478 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. For the first time here is a handbook which not only locates and describes all the major wetland sites in England, Wales and Scotland and also gives species tables. An introductory section describes wetland habitat in general and explains the nature and methods of the regular bird counts from which the tables have been compiled, and county by county surveys are presented. 6 maps and 20 photographs. 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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19 Peterson, Roger Tory and Fisher, James Wild America - The Record of a 30,000 Mile Journey Around the North American Continent By an American Naturalist and His British Colleague
London Collins 1956 First Edition Cloth Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Peterson, Roger Tory 
First UK edition. Gilt title and swallow on red cloth boards which are very clean and unmarked with no wear. Internally just a touch of light foxing to endpapers and closed edges and small marks to two pages else very clean, tight and unmarked. A Very Good+ copy. Dustjacket is also VG+ and is complete. 'If you come to America' Roger Peterson suggested to fellow naturalist James Fisher 'I will meet you in Newfoundland and conduct you around the continent. We will go from Newfoundland to Alaska by way of Mexico and you will see a more complete cross section of Wild America than any other Englishman.' When Fisher returned to England he had seen no fewer than 601 species of birds, 536 of them in the area covered by the American Ornithologists Union, previously nobody had seen more than 497 species in this area in a whole year. At the end of the tour, which embraced the greatest aggregation of large mammals of one species in the world, and the biggest and oldest of living things in the world, Fisher concluded that Americans show too little of their earthly paradise. Illustrated throughout by Peterson. PLEASE NOTE: A HEAVY VOLUME OF 0.83 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST **** NOT EX LIB **** 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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The Twelve Deeds of Greywing, Richmond, W. Kenneth
20 Richmond, W. Kenneth The Twelve Deeds of Greywing
London Routledge and Kegan Paul 1948 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Dark blue title on blue cloth boards which have a very small mark to front with no wear. Internally very clean, tight and unmarked. A near Fine copy. 160 pages. 18 illustrations. A delightful book of bird observation at Oakford Heath, westward from Gwent. 
Price: 6.00 GBP
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