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A Season of Birds: a Norfolk Diary, 1911, James, Vincent; Lodge, George Edward
21 A Season of Birds: a Norfolk Diary, 1911
James, Vincent; Lodge, George Edward
New York A & W Publishers 1980 0894790684 / 9780894790683 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket George E. Lodge, Illustrator 
First Edition in clean dust jacket. Green cloth boards with gold bird in flight on cover, gold lettering on spine. Fading to board edges. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Clean, map-illustrated endpapers (1910 ordnance survey map of the Hickling area). Previous owner name on back of front free endpaper at top edge. Over 90 beautiful watercolor illustrations by George E. Lodge. 152 pages with index. Dustjacket is price clipped at upper corner of front inside flap; no tears or chips, slight wear at one corner tip area. Jacket caligraphy and decoration by Kate Cary. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A meticulous and vivid study in words and pictures of over 200 birds. 022512

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Wild Voyageur - Story of a Canada Goose, Jones, Adrienne
22 Wild Voyageur - Story of a Canada Goose
Jones, Adrienne
London Macmillan 1968 First British Edition Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket Lois Darling, Illustrator 
First British Edition (so stated) in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean unfaded blue cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated by Lois Darling. 174 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped; slightest hint of browning to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The life history of a gander, Chen, so named by the eskimo girl Mooshnuk, who defies her tribe's code in concealing the whereabouts of the wounded bird even though she knew it meant depriving the family of food. A story of natural history, evoking the wild skies, the dangerous barrens, the predators - including man - which surround these magnificent birds. 024730

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Our Bird Comrades, Keyser, Leander
23 Our Bird Comrades
Keyser, Leander
Rand McNally & Co. 1907 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good++ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Very clean green cloth boards with bright white lettering on cover, clean bright color paste-on illustration of cardinal on cover (unchipped). White lettering to spine (mostly worn off). No bumping or fraying. Slightest hint of wear at spine edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean and bright ( light foxing on pages across from illustrations) page edges are clean. Short inscription dated 1917 on front free endpaper in lovely penmanship. Beautifully illustrated with full color plates. 197 pgs. A beautiful first edition of this lovely book. 6-1/4 x 7-1/4". Bird Watching. 011446

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Fowls of the Air, Long, William J.
24 Fowls of the Air
Long, William J.
Boston/London Ginn & Co. 1901 Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket Charles Copeland, Illustrator 
Decorated American trade binding. Cover decoration by Theodore Hapgood, but not initialed by him on this edition. Clean green cloth boards with elaborate gold decoration and lettering on cover and spine. Slight sunning to spine. Small spot of fraying at upper spine corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean gilt top page edges. Endpapers have slight browning near inner margin edges, no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with plates, drawings and page decorations by Charles Copeland. 310 pgs. with glossary of Indian names. An utterly charming book about birds in their natural world. 016895

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Fowls of the Air, Long, William J.
25 Fowls of the Air
Long, William J.
Boston / London Ginn & Co. / Atheneum Press 1901 Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket Jacket Charles Copeland, Illustrator 
Decorated American trade binding (signed binding - TBH - Theodore Hapgood). Green silk cloth boards with gold decoration and lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying; sunning to spine cloth and a few spots to spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean, with gilt top page edges. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated by Charles Copeland. Preface by the author dated 1901. 310 pp. Lovely full page black & white plates, black and white drawings and page decorations. 019319

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26 At the Turn of the Tide: A Book of Wild Birds
Perry, Richard
New York Taplinger Publishing Company 1972 0-8008-0506-2 / 9780800805067 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket Nancy Lou Gahan, Illustrator 
Very clean green boards with turquoise cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 256 pgs. with index. Illustrated with drawings. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Gift quality. 8vo. Birds. 011325

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Argen the Gull, Russell, Franklin
27 Argen the Gull
Russell, Franklin
New York Alfred Knopf 1964 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean original dust jacket. Very clean unfaded blue cloth boards with blind-stamped lettering on cover, bright gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear; very slight bump to one corner. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers (tasteful previous owner bookplate on front free endpaper). Illustrated with photographs by the author. 239 pages. Clean dust jacket is unfaded, has very slight edge chipping and a few short closed edge tears, price clip at upper corner of front inside flap. Author's photo and biography on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025338

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Blind Jack, Ryder, Stephanie
28 Blind Jack
Ryder, Stephanie
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1961 Stated First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
"First Printing" stated on copyright page. Clean charcoal gray cloth boards with silver lettering on cover and spine. Very light surface wear to corners; no bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Black endpapers, with previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper. 145 pgs. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has two very small edge chips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A wonderful true account of an injured Jackdaw bird, nursed back to life after being injured and becoming a part of the family, with nearly human traits. A delightful bird story and important study in avian behavior. 018601

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DIARY OF A PIGEON WATCHER, Schwerin, Doris
29 DIARY OF A PIGEON WATCHER
Schwerin, Doris
New York Morrow 1976 068803019X / 9780688030193 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, in clean unclipped jacket. Clean beige boards with beige cloth spine, red lettering on spine. Binding is tight, no cracking, very slight lean. Pages and edges are clean, with clean red endpapers (small previous owner name neatly penned on front free endpaper). 288 pp. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. While recovering from the trauma of a serious illness, the author obersed the daily drama of the pigeons from her New York City apartment window. From the dead of winter through the joy of spring, she kept a diary of their matings, births, flights, love affairs, wars--their fight for life on a stone ledge. 020660

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Perdix the Partridge, Sprake, Leslie
30 Perdix the Partridge
Sprake, Leslie
London H.F.& G. Witherby 1934 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
"First Published 1934" on copyright page, in original unchipped jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with green line-border on cover, green lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Frontis photo of Perdix and another partridge with clean tissue guard, additional black & white plates. 164 pp. with index. Clean jacket with original price (on spine) is unchipped, enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Life history of a hand-reared partridge. Scarce book. 019320

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That Quail, Robert, Stanger, Margaret A.
31 That Quail, Robert
Stanger, Margaret A.
Philadelphia Lippincott 1966 Ninth Printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Cathy Baldwin, Illustrator 
Later printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean and pretty decorated paper-covered boards (feathers) with rust cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with drawings by Cathy Baldwin. 127 pages. Clean dust jacket has tiny chips at corners, a few shrot closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. True story of a quail egg rescued from an abandoned nest, hatched and raised as a cherished member of a New England household. 024885

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32 Birds in Our Lives
Stefferud, Alfred (Editor)
Washington, D.C. U.S. Department of the Interior 1966 First Edition Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good+ Jacket Bob Hines, Illustrator 
Very large book. Clean green cloth boards with gold illustration on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Very slight fading to extreme bottom spine edge. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean green endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 561 pgs. with index. Beautifully illustrated with photographs and drawings. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, has one 1/4" closed edge tear, slight wear at top of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Folio. Bird Watching. 010746

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The Lure of the Falcon, Summers, Gerald
33 The Lure of the Falcon
Summers, Gerald
New York Simon & Schuster 1972 671-21577-9 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket Amundsen, Richard 
Clean brown marbled brown boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping to corners, hint of slightest surface wear to top and base of spine. Pages, edges and endpapers are clean and bright with no writing or marks. Dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, a few very short closed edge tears. 283 pgs. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Birds of Prey. 014202

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Songbirds in Your Garden, Terres, John K.
34 Songbirds in Your Garden
Terres, John K.
New York Thomas Y Crowell & Co. 1954 First Edition, Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket H. B. Kane, Illustrator 
Clean unfaded turquoise cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Very light surface wear to corners and edges. No fraying, no bumping. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 274 pgs. with index. Color frontispiece; 28 plans, drawings an charts; 19 lists. Introduction by Edwin Way Teale. Illustrated by H. B. Kane. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, slight wear at top and bottom spine edge, small corner price clip to front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A beautiful and charming book -- a treasury of information about making friends with birds. It covers all the species of small birds and is suitable for any region of the United States. 8vo. Birds. 015451

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35 Bird Ambulance
Thomas, Arline
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1971 First Edition Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean blue-black boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages are clean and bright. Beautifully illustrated with photographs. 131 pgs. Very small P/O label at top corner of front free endpaper. Clean bright dustjacket has not been price clipped, is unchipped, with two very tiny closed edge tears to bottom of rear panel (under 1/16"). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The story of a woman living in Queens, NY who became a wildlife rehabilitator and volunteer with the Manhattan-based bird-saving corps of the Audubon Society. 8vo. Wildlife . 005268

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Birds From The Hide, Thomson, Ian M.
36 Birds From The Hide
Thomson, Ian M.
London A. & C. Black, Ltd. 1933 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition. Clean blue-green cloth boards, fading to spine and board edges, no fraying or wear, tiny bump to one corner tip. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean; no names, writing or bookplates. 108 pgs. + sixty-three plates in photogravure. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, price clipped, very slight surface wear to fold edges, short closed tear at top rear panel edge, small surface scrape near base of spine (size of nickel). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. An experienced bird photographer describes his adventures in search of nests and in the 'hide,' the small collapsible tent from which most of the photographs are taken. With his camera he has hunted the commoner species as well as the rare. The second part of the book consists of a series of remarkable photographs, finely reproduced in photogravure to the full area of the page with a brief descriptive note. Subjects range over the most interesting of British birds: bittern, water rail, lapwing, curlew, short-eared owl, grebe, skua, hooded crow, skylark, phalarope, and many more. 6" x 9". Birds. 017131

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Mute Swans of the Atlantic Coast, Twining, James E.
37 Mute Swans of the Atlantic Coast
Twining, James E.
North Kingstown, Rhode Island, U.S.A. Dutch Island Press 1987 0-934881-04-9 / 9780934881043 Stated First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean softcover book with no chipping, curling or creasing. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright. Illustrated with black & white photographs and drawings. Previous owner name on copyright page, no other marks. 83 pgs. An amateur ornithologist looks at the strikingly beautiful bird, imported to our shores for boastful elegance and now considered in its wild state both saint and sinner. 6" x 9". Birds. 016977

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The Technique of Photographing Birds, Warham, John
38 The Technique of Photographing Birds
Warham, John
London Focal Press 1956 Stated First edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, in clean original unclipped jacket. Clean green cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with drawings and beautiful black and white photographs. 200 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (25s net on front inside flap), unchipped, a few tiny edge nicks. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Excellent book on bird photography and an illustrated bird recognition section to guide the reader in identifying his subjects. 021604

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African Birds of Prey, Warwick Tarbotan; Pickford, Peter and Beverly
39 African Birds of Prey
Warwick Tarbotan; Pickford, Peter and Beverly
Ithaca, NY Cornell University Press 1990 0-8014-2515-8 / 9780801425158 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, in clean original jacket. Clean blue boards with silver lettering on spine. A few small edge bumps and hint of surface wear to edges. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean. Clean blue endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with beautiful full color photographs. 227 pgs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, with slight edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Book size 10-1/2" X 11-1/2". Africa's remarkable diversity of birds of prey is represented here in beautiful photographs and in text--from eagles and hawks, falcons and kites, to vultures and owls. 018800

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The Goshawk, White, T. H.
40 The Goshawk
White, T. H.
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1951 First American Edition, First printing Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Jacket 
First Edition. Clean red cloth boards with small black claw decoration on cover, black lettering on spine. No fading or fraying. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers (slight browning from publisher's glue) - no names, writing or marks. 215 pages. Only the front flap from the dust jacket laid in (not price clipped - 3.50 on top corner). 024451

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