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Indian Hill Birds, Ali, Salim
1 Indian Hill Birds
Ali, Salim
London Oxford University Press 1949 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket G. M. Henry, Illustrator 
First Edition in original dust jacket. Clean unfaded yellow cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with map-illustrated endpapers. Small previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper. Beautifully illustrated with 64 color plates by G. M. Henry. 188 pages with index. Book size approx. 5" x 7-1/2". Clean dust jacket has slight wear at top and bottom spine edges, corners. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Beautiful book for the non-technical bird lover, covering over 300 species of birds likely to be sighted in India, superbly illustrated, with useful keys for field identification. 024706

Price: 22.00 USD
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2 The Audubon Guide to Attracting Birds
Baker, John H.
Garden City Halcyon House 1943 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
268 pgs. VG+ in VG DJ - new archival quality mylar cover. Clean turquoise cloth book with illustrated cover. Binding tight. No names or writing inside. Clean dustjacket with very minor edgewear. 8vo. Bird Watching. 002843

Price: 10.00 USD
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Vanishing Wings, Bancroft, Griffing
3 Vanishing Wings
Bancroft, Griffing
New York Franklin Watts 1972 531-02041-X First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Jacket John Hamberger, Illustrator Signed
First Edition, First Printing, SIGNED by author. Clean unfaded gray cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers, no names, writing or marks. Boldly signed by author on front free endpaper. 149 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has two edge chips on rear panel (top and bottom edge), small corner chip on front panel, slight edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A compelling novel where the main characters are three native American birds--an eagle, a falcon, and an osprey. 8vo. Birds of Prey. 016250

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4 Eagle's Plume: The Struggle to Presesrve the Life and Haunts of America's Bald Eagle
Beans, Bruce E.
New York Scribner 1996 0-684-80696-7 / 9780684806969 First Edition, Second Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Gray boards with blue cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or bookplates. 318 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8 vo.. Birds of Prey. 011062

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill: A Love Story . . .with Wings, Bittner, Mark
5 The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill: A Love Story . . .with Wings
Bittner, Mark
Harmony 2004 0609610554 / 9780609610558 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. White boards with blue spine, silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 289 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Inspiring story of how one man found his life's work--and true love--among a gang of wild parrots roosting in one of America's most picturesque urban settings. 025580

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Falcon, Fly Back, Blaisdell, Elinore
6 Falcon, Fly Back
Blaisdell, Elinore
New York Julian Messner 1939 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Jacket Elinore Blaisdell, Illustrator 
First Edition. Clean unfaded red cloth boards with gold falcon illustration on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers; No names, writing or marks. 178 pgs. with illustrations and page decorations by the author. Illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped, has very small shallow edge chips along front top panel edge, large corner chip at bottom right corner of rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A young boy and girl living in the medieval period get falcons of the very own to have and train. 6-1/2" x 9-1/2". Children's. 017125

Price: 25.00 USD
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Birds That Hunt and Are Hunted - Life Histories of One Hundred and Seventy Birds of Prey, Game Birds and Water-Fowls, Blanchan, Neltje
7 Birds That Hunt and Are Hunted - Life Histories of One Hundred and Seventy Birds of Prey, Game Birds and Water-Fowls
Blanchan, Neltje
Garden City Doubleday Page & Co. 1920 Later printing Hardcover Very Good++ No Dust jacket Jacket 
Clean unfaded dark green cloth boards with white stamped lettering and line border on cover, white stamped lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers, with beautifully penned previous owner name and date on front free endpaper. Color plate frontispiece of Passenger pigeon with clean tissue guard. Photographic illustrations in color and black and white. Introduction by G. O. Shields (Coquina). 359 pp. with index. 019293

Price: 40.00 USD
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8 On The Wing, The Life of Birds: From Feathers to Flight
Brooks, Bruce
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1989 0-684-19119-9 / 9780684191195 1st Edition Hard Cover Near FIne Fine Jacket 
190 pgs. Nr Fine in Fine DJ Clean green cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, pages bright and clean. Gold endpapers. No names, bookplates or writing inside. Clean bright dustjacket has not been price clipped, is unchipped, unfaded. Folio. Bird Watching. 003805

Price: 15.00 USD
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Source of the Thunder: The Biography of a California Condor, Caras, Roger A.
9 Source of the Thunder: The Biography of a California Condor
Caras, Roger A.
Boston/Toronto Little Brown 1970 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean decorated brown boards with beige cloth spine, black lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean black endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 181 pgs. Illustrated with drawings by Charles Frace. Forword by Roland C. Clement. Clean dustjacket has tiny price sticker on front flap, a few surface nicks to edges, small closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Author follows the life cycle of a male condor from infancy through training and maturation to adulthood, when the spectacular bird is capable of the increasingly vital process of reproduction. 8vo. Birds. 012316

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Log of Tanager Hill, Commons, Marie Andrews
10 The Log of Tanager Hill
Commons, Marie Andrews
Baltimore Williams & Wilkins 1938 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition. Clean unfaded red cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 244 pgs. with original map in sleeve at rear of book in perfect condition. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has slight age-toning, a few very small chips and closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A diary of eight years' productive bird banding activities on the shores of Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota. 6-1/2" x 9-1/4". Birds. 017431

Price: 40.00 USD
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Wild Wings and Some Footsteps, Day, J. Wentworth
11 Wild Wings and Some Footsteps
Day, J. Wentworth
London Blandford Press 1948 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket Roland Green, Illustrator 
"First Edition 1948" on copyright page, in original unclipped jacket. Clean green cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine; some fading to boards and spine. No fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Illustrated endpapers (very small previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper). 224 pp. illustrations by Roland Green, including eight full color plates. Clean jacket is not price clipped, a few tiny chips at top and bottom spine edges. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 019616

Price: 40.00 USD
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The World of Roger Tory Peterson: An Authorized Biography, Devlin, John C. And Grace Naismith (foreword By Elliot Richardson)
12 The World of Roger Tory Peterson: An Authorized Biography
Devlin, John C. And Grace Naismith (foreword By Elliot Richardson)
New York Times Books 1977 0-8129-0694-2 / 9780812906943 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Roger Tory Peterson, Illustrator 
Clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear, very slight fading to board edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 266 pgs. with index. Illustrated with color plates by Roger Tory Peterson and with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, price clip to upper front inside flap corner. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Roger Tory Peterson's prints and paintings of birds are treasured in great collections everywhere, and this the story of his life and work. 8vo. Biography. 015560

Price: 15.00 USD
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13 The Human Side of Birds
Dixon, Royal
New York Frederick A Stokes Company 1917 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Dustjacket Jacket S. H. Wainwright, Jr., Illustrator 
Green cloth boards have light soiling, some fraying to spine edges, two small nicks to spine edges. Clean paste-on color illustration on cover (unchipped). Binding is tight & square, there is cracking to paper at hinges, but still firmly attached. Pages are clean and bright, no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with photographs and color illustrations by S. H. Wainwright, Jr. 8vo. Birds. 008808

Price: 12.00 USD
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Birdsong: A Natural History, Don Stap
14 Birdsong: A Natural History
Don Stap
New York Scribner 2005 0743232747 / 9780743232746 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition in unclipped dust jacket. Clean cream boards with beige cloth spine, brown lettering on spine. No bumping or wear; binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 261 pages. Dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. 025592

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Hummingbird Book - The Complete Guide to Attracting, Identifying, and Enjoying Hummingbirds, Donald Stokes; Lillian Stokes
15 The Hummingbird Book - The Complete Guide to Attracting, Identifying, and Enjoying Hummingbirds
Donald Stokes; Lillian Stokes
Little, Brown And Company 9-09 0316817155 / 9780316817158 Later printing Paperback Fine 
Very clean, as new large paperback (approx. size: 8-1/2" x 11"). No creasing, chipping or wear. Illustrations and range maps by Donald Stokes (many beautiful full-color photographs). With a special section on attracting Orioles, as well. 89 pages. Wonderful, informative book with clear information on attracting hummers, identifying the various types, creating a hummingbird habitat, planting hummingbird flowers, hummingbird facts and myths, photographing hummingbirds. 026303

Price: 15.00 USD
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Bird Homes - The Nests, Eggs and Breeding Habits of the Land Birds Breeding in the Eastern United States; With Hints on the Rearing and Photographing of Young Birds, Dugmore, A. Radclyffe
16 Bird Homes - The Nests, Eggs and Breeding Habits of the Land Birds Breeding in the Eastern United States; With Hints on the Rearing and Photographing of Young Birds
Dugmore, A. Radclyffe
New York Doubleday Page 1902 Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
Beautiful old book with very light library markings (no markings to spine, binding or text block edges). Gilt top page edges. Attractive Rochester Museum bookplate on front fixed endpaper. Sleeve on rear fixed endpaper. Beige buckram cloth boards with leather title box with gold lettering on spine. Some chipping to edges and corners of leather label. No wear to cloth. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Beautifully illustrated with photographs in black & white and full color by the author. 183 pages with index. 025895

Price: 20.00 USD
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Hawks in Flight - The Flight Identification of North American Migrant Raptors, Dunne, Pete; David Sibley, Clay Sutton
17 Hawks in Flight - The Flight Identification of North American Migrant Raptors
Dunne, Pete; David Sibley, Clay Sutton
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1988 0-395-42388-0 / 9780395423882 Early Printing Near Fine Very Good++ Jacket David Sibley, Illustrator Signed
Early printing, SIGNED by author Pete Dunne, in original unclipped jacket. Very clean dark blue cloth boards with silver lettering and small silver decoration on cover, silver lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Inscribed and signed on title page by author Pete Dunne: "Helen & Bob - Who are two of my favorite people - With Best Wishes, Pete." Clean illustrated endpapers. Illustrated throughout with excellent photographs and drawings, making in-flight identification of raptors perfectly clear. 254 pages with index. Clean jacket is unchipped, not price clipped (17.95 on front inside flap), slightest hint of light rubbing. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 022320

Price: 25.00 USD
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Kara, The Lonely Falcon, Girzone, Joseph F.
18 Kara, The Lonely Falcon
Girzone, Joseph F.
Albany, NY Richelieu Court 1979 Second edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good++ Jacket Eideen Molloy, Illustrator Signed
Second Edition, SIGNED by author, in clean unclipped jacket. Clean unfaded black cloth boards with crisp yellow lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Inscribed and signed by author on front free endpaper: "To Jack, Joseph F. Girzone." No other markings. 48 pp. Illustrated by Eideen Molloy. Clean jacket is not price clipped (5.50 on front inside flap), unchipped, with a few very tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A story for children, and an allegory, aout a falcon who can no longer kill, even for survival. 019542

Price: 25.00 USD
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Bird Hiking, Hausman, Leon Augustus
19 Bird Hiking
Hausman, Leon Augustus
New Brunswick Rutgers University Press 1948 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Good Jacket Harold Minton, Illustrator 
First Edition in dust jacket. Clean gray cloth boards with blue cloth spine, white lettering on spine. No fraying or wear-through to cloth boards. Binding is tight, no cracking; pages and edges are clean, and endpapers are intact. Tasteful bookplate and previous owner name and date on front pastedown. Illustrations by Harold Minton. 107 pages with index. Dust jacket is clean, has v-shaped chip at top of rear panel (2" at deepest point), small chip at base of rear panel near spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A charming, informal and practical book which is an adventure in enjoyment not only of the sight of birds, but of the countryside or parks in which they live; of the flowers, vines, bushes, and trees among which they move or nest; of the animals and insects that are their neighbors; and of the smells and sounds and colors that surround them. Also practical suggestions concerning time, place, dress, and equipment. 025299

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Rarest Bird in the World, Head, Vernon R. L. Head
20 The Rarest Bird in the World
Head, Vernon R. L. Head
New York Pegasus Books 2015 1605989630 / 9781605989631 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in as new condition. Very clean light blue boards with mustard yellow spine, gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 243 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unworn - no chipping or tears or rubbing, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Part detective story, part love affai8r, and pure adventure storytelling at its best - this book is a celebration of the thrill of exploration during the search for the elusive bird, Nechisar Nightjar. 025762

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