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Birds of America

By: PEARSON, T. Gilbert (editor-in-chief); FUERTES, Louis Agassiz

Price: $25.50

Publisher: Garden City, New York, Garden City Publishing Company, Inc.: 1936

Stock No.: 82734

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Derived from the multi-volume 1917 University Society edition, this hefty single volume reprint provides a wealth of detailed information on all manner of birds of the United States. With extensive detail about habitats, feeding, breeding, nesting, eggs and other aspects of bird life. With 106 full-page color plates by Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Includes hundreds of b&w photos and drawings. Work is divided into three distinct parts. --- In green full cloth-covered boards wit... View more info

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A Field Guide to Western Birds: A Completely New Guide to Field Marks of All Species Found in North America West of the 100th Meridian and North of Mexico

By: PETERSON, Roger Tory

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1990

Stock No.: 50332

ISBN: 039551424X

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Stated third edition, per cover sticker. A softcover version of the gold standard of bird field guides. With bird illustrations and text by the noted ornithologist Roger Tory Peterson, and with maps by Virginia Marie Peterson. Species are illustrated in color, and with descriptions of physical appearance, song, habitat and range, with a reference to the section of maps at rear of volume; and with silhouettes at endpapers. --- Volume is built tough, designed for banging a... View more info

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The Book of North American Birds

By: Reader's Digest (editors)

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Pleasantville, New York,, Readers Digest: 1990

Stock No.: 81705

ISBN: 0895773511

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Lavishly illustrated guide to birds depicts habitat, nesting, food sources and areas of the continent where they are to be found. In pictorial covers with no dust jacket. Tall, narrow book measures 6.5 in. wide x 11 in. tall. --- With inked gift inscription to front free endpaper, else a clean, bright and firmly-bound copy. (Due to the considerable weight of this item, extra shipping charges may be requested.) ; Small Quarto (9 to 11 in. tall); 576 pages View more info

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The Gift of Birds

By: ROBINSON, Howard F.

Price: $11.00

Publisher: National Wildlife Federation: 1979

Stock No.: 72665

ISBN: 091218633X

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Intriguing information about birds is shared in this quarto-sized (11-1/4 in. tall x 9 in. wide) collection of photos, drawings and descriptions of birds and their sometimes mysterious behavior. In full orange cloth covers w/bright gilt decorations & lettering, cover & spine. A couple of interior pages are abraded; else clean and undamaged. Dust jacket has chipping at edges; 3-4 sm. closed tears. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 175 pages View more info

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George Lodge: Artist, Naturalist

By: SAVORY, John (editor)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Dover, New Hampshire, Tanager Books: 1986

Stock No.: 82263

ISBN: 0880720743

Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


A collection of color and black & white works by the British bird and wildlife artist and naturalist George Edward Lodge (1860-1954). This work includes a series of biographical essays concerning Mr. Lodge by various authors. His illustrations graced many books, but his work was under-appreciated, in the view of the editor. --- In textured grey paper-covered boards, with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket features color Lodge painting of cock capercaillie. --- A clean, t... View more info

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A Coloured Key to the Wildfowl of the World

By: SCOTT, Peter

Price: $10.50

Publisher: The Wildfowl Trust: 1972

Stock No.: 78193

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A revised edition of a work first published in 1948-49. With color plates of ducks, geese and other waterfowl, along with systematic listing on facing pages. --- In paper wraps. A firm, clean copy but w/prior owner's rubberstampings here and there. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 96 pages View more info

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The Swans

By: SCOTT, Peter; The Wildfowl Trust

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1972

Stock No.: 78881

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


An examination of the swans of the world, edited by noted British ornithologist and author Peter Scott. With much detail about breeding, migration, nesting, habits and habitat. Individual chapters by various ornithologists. Illustrated with drawings and many b&w photos. --- In full blue cloth-covered boards with spine titling in white. Lacks the dust jacket. --- With prior owner's signatures and rubberstampings on several pages and on 2 textblock edges; with some scratch... View more info

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Wing Shots A Series of Camera Studies of American Game Birds and Other Birds of Field & Stream on the Wing

By: Simmons, Albert Dixon

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Lyon, Mississippi, The Derrydale Press: 1990

Stock No.: 72690

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Beautifully produced work features b&w photos of game birds in flight. With vivid gilt edging on all 3 edges; in full tan cloth covers w/gilt decorations & lettering. Large format (11-1/4 in. tall x 8-3/4 in. wide). One of 2500 in a non-numbered limited run of copies; this version is a reprint of a similiar limited run of 950 copies in 1936. Offered without dust jacket.; 4to 11" - 13" tall View more info

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Animal & Bird Painting: The Outlook and Technique of the Artist

By: SIMPSON, Charles

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York/London, Charles Scribner's Sons/B.T. Batsford Ltd.: 1939

Stock No.: 72646

Condition: Very Good- in Good dust jacket


Noted painter and art critic's work is intended to help the painter capture images of commonly found animals and birds. With many illustrations by the author; as well as reproductions of famous paintings. --- In full blue cloth covers with titling in blue on cover & spine; publisher's navy topstain. Jacket with painting of waterfowl taking flight. --- Clean, bright and unmarked interior but with bumped cover corners. Dust jacket chipped at edges; large chunk missing top ... View more info

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How About Birdwatching

By: SINGLETON, Val; GILPIN, Arthur

Price: $10.00

Publisher: United Kingdom, EP Publishing Ltd: 1979

Stock No.: 74835

ISBN: 071580653X

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


English actress and veteran birdwatcher team up to present this basic primer. With many photos as well as drawing and specifics on various breeds. A clean, firm copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 96 pages View more info

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Fine Bird Books, 1700-1900

By: SITWELL, Sacheverell; BUCHANAN, Handasyde; FISHER, James

Price: $38.00

Publisher: New York, The Atlantic Monthly Press: 1990

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 74020

ISBN: 0871132850

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Book club edition. In full navy cloth-covered boards and titling in gilt on spine. With numerous full-color plates taken from some of the finest representations of bird art to have been published during the span of time covered by this volume. Includes descriptive bibliographies of these books as well as the birds themselves. With peach-colored dust jacket which has sunned on front and spine to a pink tone; and with toucan illustration on the front and spoonbill on the b... View more info

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British Waders in Their Haunts

By: SMITH, S. Bayliss

Price: $13.50

Publisher: London, G. Bell & Sons, Ltd.: 1950

Stock No.: 74090

Condition: Very Good- in Fair dust jacket


First edition. In full aqua cloth-covered boards with titling in black on spine. Includes 53 photos by the author; as well as 26 photos by others. Text includes information on the birds themselves, as well as photography techniques and descriptions of bird observation expeditions by the author. Appendix has detailed characteristics of the species described in the book, along with range maps. Covers with some yellowing, and with foxing at endpapers and textblock edges. In... View more info

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The Cabinet of Natural History and American Rural Sports with Illustrations

By: STEWART, Gail (editor)

Price: $30.50

Publisher: Barre, Massachusetts, Imprint Society: 1973

Stock No.: 76762

ISBN: 087636055X

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


A deluxe modern single-volume reprint edition of the original 3 volume set which was published in 1830, 1832 & 1833. The original 56 plates by Charles Wilson Peale and William Bartram which depict all manner of American wildlife are presented here (some in color). Unnumbered copy of a limited edition of 1950 copies. Includes an introduction by Wilson G. Duprey. --- In green quarter cloth over gold paper-covered boards with engraved illustration on front. Gilt-stamped tit... View more info

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The Shorebirds of North America

By: STOUT, Gardner D. (editor and sponsor); MATTHIESSEN, Peter (text); CLEM, Robert Verity (paintings); PALMER, Ralph S. (species accounts)

Price: $74.50

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1968

Stock No.: 78199

Condition: Good+ in Good dust jacket


Stated second printing, February 1968. From the jacket flap: "Both an art book, and a complete reference book. . .". The focus of this work is on 'waders'; i.e., sandpipers and plovers and their relatives. With full-page color plates bearing Mr. Verity's paintings, accompanied with descriptive text detailing the habits and habitats of these birds. --- In full tan cloth-covered boards w/gilt-stamped titling on brown spine blocks. Jacket with Verity painting on cov... View more info

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A Systematic Study of the C. O. C. 1893-1928

By: SWARTH, Harry S.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Cooper Ornithological Club: 1929

Stock No.: 78191

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A history of the Cooper Ornithological Club (later renamed the Cooper Ornithological Society) by a former President, Harry S. Swarth. Written, perhaps as a joke, in a scholarly manner as though a bird species were being examined. The club was established in 1893 with the purpose being the study of birds. With many b&w photos and with descriptions and listings of publications and officers. --- In beige paper wraps. A clean, firm copy but with previous owner's signature on... View more info

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The Hummingbird Garden

By: TEKULSKY, Mathew

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Crown Publishers Inc.: 1990

Stock No.: 76195

ISBN: 0517575485

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A softcover guide to attracting hummingbirds in North America to the home garden. With a section of color photos. A clean, bright copy but with a few spots on first page. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 118 pages View more info

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Flashing Wings The Drama of Bird Flight

By: TERRES, John K.

Price: $10.50

Publisher: Garden City, New York, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1968

Stock No.: 74840

Condition: Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


First Edition. Formerly property of the library with usual markings, card pocket, etc. With illustrations by Robert Hines. A clean, firm copy in a jacket with minor chafing along edges. --- The wonders of bird flight are explored in this appealing work. ; Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 177 pages View more info

Image for Bird Ambulance [The Birdlady of Queens]

Bird Ambulance [The Birdlady of Queens]

By: THOMAS, Arline

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 76330

ISBN: 0684311321

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


First edition with publisher's A-4.71(C) code on copyright page. With illustrations made by Joseph Stanley from photographs. The author charmingly tells the story of some of her patients who were nursed back to good health by her. --- In full coral cloth-covered boards w/titling in gilt on spine. Jacket with image of nestlings being hand-fed. --- Previous owner's signature at front free endpaper, else a clean, firm copy. Jacket with flap crease; is otherwise nice. ; Smal... View more info

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A New Dictionary of Birds

By: THOMSON, A. Landsborough (editor)

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, McGraw-Hill Book Company: 1964

Stock No.: 78116

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


A hefty compendium of relevant facts about the world of birds, presented here encyclopedia-style in alphabetical order. With dozens of drawings, maps, charts, black and white photos and several color plates bearing images of birds or bird habitats and facts. A publication of the British Ornithologist's Union. --- In full blue cloth-covered boards, gilt-stamped titling on grey spine block. Lacks the dust jacket. --- With numerous rubberstampings and signatures by prior o... View more info

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Thorburn's Naturalist's Sketchbook

By: THORBURN, Archibald

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph Limited: 1977

Stock No.: 80226

ISBN: 0718115678

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A presentation of 49 color and over 90 monochrome (black and white) illustrations from earlier publications by the noted Scottish wildlife artist Archibald Thorburn (1860-1935). Subjects include a variety of birds, mammals and even a few plants. With an introduction by Robert Dougall and a brief preface by the author. --- In green paper-covered boards with titling gilt-stamped on spine. Jacket with Thorburn color illustrations on front and back. --- A clean, firm, bright... View more info

Image for Birds & Blooms: Birding & Gardening Secrets

Birds & Blooms: Birding & Gardening Secrets

By: TORNIO, Stacy (editor)

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Greendale, Wisconsin, Reiman Media Group, LLC/The Reader's Digest Association, Inc.: 2011

Stock No.: 79810

ISBN: 089821873X

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


A guide to designing a garden and plantings to attract birds: "626 backyard solutions for every season". Readers have contributed tips, and with bright color photos throughout. The emphasis is on providing ideas for all seasons of the year. --- In pictorial paper-covered boards with bright color photos of birds on front and back. Lacks a dust jacket. --- A clean, bright, unmarked copy but with rounded front cover corner.; Small Quarto (9 to 11 in. tall) ; 192 pag... View more info

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A Family of Eagles

By: True, Dan

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Everest House: 1980

Edition: Third Printing

Stock No.: 71134

ISBN: 0896960781

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Clean, tight, clean copy of author's experiences observing family of eagles. In lightly chipped DJ w/priceclip flap. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 159 pages View more info

Image for Waterfowl Painting  Blue Ribbon Techniques

Waterfowl Painting Blue Ribbon Techniques

By: Veasey, William

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Exton, Penna. USA, Schiffer Publishing: 1983

Stock No.: 72762

ISBN: 0916838900

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Techniques for painting carved waterfowl are detailed here. With lots of photos. In good shape, clean and bright. Exposure to dampness has caused minor rippling to block of pages. Dust jacket creased/bunched, espec at head of spine. ; 1.1 x 11.1 x 8.4 Inches; 224 pages View more info

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The Exploitation System of the Yellow-Billed Magpie

By: VERBEEK, Nicolaas A. M

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Berkeley, Calif., University of California Press: 1973

Stock No.: 78502

ISBN: 0520094492

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


From the series: University of California publications in zoology, vol. 99. A scholarly work examining the life style of this magpie species, and the "exploitative" means by which they find food, among other things. With numerous charts, tables and drawings. Indexed. --- With prior owner's rubberstampings in at least two locations & fingerprint smudges on cover, else a firm, bright copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 58 pages View more info

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A Season of Birds: A Norfolk Diary, 1911

By: VINCENT, James (text); LODGE, George E. (illustrations)

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, A & W Publishers, Inc.: 1980

Stock No.: 78813

ISBN: 0894790684

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


A modern reprint edition featuring the diary of Jim Vincent, kept in 1911 and describing the more than 200 species of birds to be found in the vicinity of Hickling Broad, in The Broads areas of Norfolk County, England. The entries are supplemented by over 90 marvelous color illustrations by George E. Lodge. --- In full textured olive cloth-covered boards with gilt stamped bird image on cover and titling on spine. Jacket features wheatear and tufted duck illustrations on ... View more info

Image for The Decoy As Art: Waterfowl in a Wooden Soul

The Decoy As Art: Waterfowl in a Wooden Soul

By: WARNER, James A.; WHITE, Margaret J. (photographers)

Price: $21.00

Publisher: Wilmington, Delaware, The Middle Atlantic Press, Inc.: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 80971

ISBN: 0912608250

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Stated first printing (though probably preceded by a signed limited edition). In this work, the product of various carvers of decoys and other bird forms are presented in a variety of settings in 41 full color photos. The carvings are accompanied by quotations by a wide variety of notable people. --- In black paper-covered boards with gilt-stamped cover and spine titling. Unpaginated (about 100 pp). Jacket features color images from the pages of this book on front and ba... View more info

Image for Birds of Prey of the World: A Coloured Guide to Identification of All the Diurnal Species, Order Falconiformes

Birds of Prey of the World: A Coloured Guide to Identification of All the Diurnal Species, Order Falconiformes

By: WEICK, Friedhelm (text and art)

Price: $38.00

Publisher: Hamburg and Berlin, Verlag Paul Parey: 1980

Stock No.: 79699

ISBN: 3490085183

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


A guide to the world's diurnal faloniformes, presented in both German and English languages. With 1144 color and 160 black and white drawings by Friedhelm Wieck. This work was prepared in collaboration with Dr. Leslie H. Brown of Karen, Kenya. --- In full beige tweedy cloth with spine titling in brown. Lacks the dust jacket. --- An ex-library copy with minimal rubberstampings and other markings; no de-accession information is present. A firm, clean copy. Scarce in this e... View more info

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Song and Garden Birds of North America

By: WETMORE, Alexander

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Washington, D. C., National Geographic Society: 1975

Stock No.: 75193

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Guide includes hundreds of photos and many drawings and paintings. Emphasis is on bird groups, e.g.: "The Wrens", rather than individual species. In full two toned green cloth covers w/cardinal on cover; with previous owner's bookplate on front free endpaper; else interior clean, bright and unmarked. (Originally published with vinyl records, but they are missing). Lacks a dust jacket. (NOTE: Due to the weight of this item, extra shipping charges may be requested.... View more info

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Water, Prey, and Game Birds of North America

By: WETMORE, Alexander

Price: $11.50

Publisher: Washington, D. C., National Geographic Society: 1965

Stock No.: 75194

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Attractive guide includes information on 329 species; portrayed with photos and drawings. Includes vinyl record at rear of volume with bird sounds of march, upland and shore. With previous owner's bookplate on front free endpaper, else a clean, bright copy. Lacks a dust jacket. (NOTE: Due to the weight of this item, extra shipping charges may be requested.); Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 464 pages View more info

Image for Water, Prey, and Game Birds of North America

Water, Prey, and Game Birds of North America

By: WETMORE, Alexander

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Washington, D. C., National Geographic Society: 1973

Stock No.: 77648

ISBN: 0870440071

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Second printing, 1973. Attractive guide includes information on 329 species; portrayed with 644 photos and drawings. Includes vinyl record at rear of volume with bird sounds of march, upland and shore. --- In full orange cloth-covered boards with illustrations on cover, gilt-stamped titling on spine. Jacket with goose photo on cover. --- A clean, bright copy. Jacket with tape-repaired tears, else bright and intact. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 464 pages View more info

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Familiar Birds of North America, Eastern Region (National Audubon Society Pocket Guide)

By: WHITMAN, Ann H. (editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1990

Stock No.: 81765

ISBN: 0394748395

Condition: Near Fine


A newish guide to the various species of birds to be found in Eastern regions of North America. With full color photos throughout, along with descriptions to aid in identification. --- A bright, clean, unmarked copy lacking significant damages.; Oblong 32mo (4 to 5 in. tall); 192 pages View more info

Image for Florida's Fabulous Waterbirds  Their Stories

Florida's Fabulous Waterbirds Their Stories

By: WILLIAMS, Winston

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Tampa, Florida, World Publications: 1983

Stock No.: 74194

ISBN: 0911977007

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Loaded with bright, colorful photos of some of the amazing water birds of Florida. From egrets to flamingos to pelicans, lots to see in this unpaginated work. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; (64) pages View more info

Image for Waterfowl and Their Food Plants in Washington

Waterfowl and Their Food Plants in Washington

By: YOCOM, Charles F.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Seattle, University of Washington Press: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 78884

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


A detailed analysis of the waterfowl of the State of Washington, and the plants they ingest. With numerous photos, drawings, tables, charts and maps. --- In pink cloth-covered boards. Lacks the dust jacket. --- Severely sunned, but readable, spine; prior owner's signatures on a couple of pages and blacked over prior owner's info. on front free endpaper; else a firm, unmarked copy. ; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 272 pages View more info

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Birding in the American West A Handbook

By: ZIMMER, Kevin J.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Ithaca, New York, Cornell University Press: 2000

Stock No.: 74453

ISBN: 080148328X

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


With much detailed info. on finding and identifying birds. Includes numerous drawings and photos. In excellent shape, but with highlighting on perhaps 6 or so interior pages; otherwise clean, bright and firm. ; Comstock books; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 402 pages View more info