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Bird Paradise, Wicks, John Bartlett
41 Bird Paradise
Wicks, John Bartlett
Philadelphia George W. Jacobs and Company 1914 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
First Edition. Lovely book illustrated with black and white photographs. Clean green marbled paper covered boards with paste-on photo illustration (unworn), green lettering; dark green cloth spine with gold lettering. Very small spot of wear to one lower corner tip. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges. Clean illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 272 pages with index. A wonderful book of essays on birds and bird behavior, migration, habits and habitat. 025187

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Phasian Bird, Williamson, Henry
42 The Phasian Bird
Williamson, Henry
London Faber and Faber 1948 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
First Edition, with "First Published in mcmxlviii on copyright page. Clean blue boards with stamped gold lettering on spine. Slight fading to edges. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 341 pgs. Clean dustjacket with original price of 5s on front inner flap has small edge and corner chips, closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. By the author of "Salar the Salmon," this is the story of a game bird, a hybrid pheasant, in the period of change that came upon the countryside, opening in the winter of 1937. 5" x 8". Birds. 017171

Price: 40.00 USD
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The Scandaroon, Williamson, Henry
43 The Scandaroon
Williamson, Henry
New York Saturday Review Press 1973 Stated First American Edition Hard Cover Near FIne Fine Jacket Ken Lilly, Illustrator 
Very clean brown boards with gold pigeon illustration on cover, red cloth spine with gold lettering on spine. Hint of wear at base of spine. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 152 pgs. Illustrations by Ken Lilly. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The story of a boy and a Homing Pigeon. 8vo. Birds. 012353

Price: 15.00 USD
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44 Caw-Taw: The Story of a Rook
Wilson, Katharine M.
London Hutchinson & Co. Chestnut Library Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket Len Fullerton, Illustrator 
Very clean green cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. Very light surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 86 pgs. with delightful illustrations by Len Fullerton. Clean dustjacket has very slight browning to spine, is not price clipped, has a few small edge chips. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 7" x 8-1/2". Children's. 014828

Price: 15.00 USD
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Grouse and Grouse Hunting, Woolner, Frank
45 Grouse and Grouse Hunting
Woolner, Frank
New York Crown Publishers 1973 0517504448 / 9780517504444 Fourth Printing Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Fourth Printing, March, 1973, in unclipped dust jacket. Clean yellow cloth boards with black and grfeen lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 192 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, has a few small shallow edge chips and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024509

Price: 18.00 USD
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Gray Lady and the Birds - Stories of the Bird Year for Home and School, Wright, Mabel Osgood
46 Gray Lady and the Birds - Stories of the Bird Year for Home and School
Wright, Mabel Osgood
New York Macmillan 1907 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
First Edition decorated binding. Clean pale gray/beige cloth boards with black and orange decoration on cover, gold and black lettering on cover, gold lettering with small gold decoration on spine. Slight bumping to two corner tips,slight pressure mark to rear board, tiny spot of surface wear to upper spine center. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright. Neatly penned small previous owner name and date at top corner of front free endpaper. Twelve color plates and thirty-six full-page illustrations in half-tone. 437 pages + 4 pages of publisher's advertising at rear of book. Elaborate pencilled on bookplate at top right corner of rear fixed endpaper. 021318

Price: 35.00 USD
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Coro-Coro: The World of the Scarlet Ibis, Zahl, Paul A.
47 Coro-Coro: The World of the Scarlet Ibis
Zahl, Paul A.
Indianapolis/New York Bobbs Merrill 1954 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean turquoise cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner inscription (dated 1954) on front free endpaper. No other marks. 264 pgs. Illustrated with full page black & white photographic plates. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has very small corner chips, short closed edge tears, no fading. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. An excellent book on travel and adventure, focused on the search for a bird--the Scarlet Ibis. This serves as a background for side glimpses of the flooded Venezuelan llanos, their slime and scum, vegetation, insects, fish, reptiles, and, not least, human inhabitants. 6-1/2" x 9-1/2". Adventure. 017183

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