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Birds of Prey

Birds of Prey

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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
1 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

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Hawks, Owls and Wildlife, Craighead, Frank and John
2 Hawks, Owls and Wildlife
Craighead, Frank and John
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania / Washington, D.C. Stackpole and Wildlife Management Institute 1956 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Fair Jacket Signed
First Edition, SIGNED by author John Craighead, in original dust jacket. Very clean light green buckram cloth boards with darker green lettering on cover and spine. No bumping, fading 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. Inscribed and signed by author on half-title page: "Nov. 11, 1960 - To Harlan Brumsted with the compliments of John Craighead." Illustrated with charts, drawings and photographs. 443 pages with index. Dust jacket is not price clipped, has wear at folds, edge chipping, closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Book based on intensive field studies by two outstanding biologists. 024996

Price: 50.00 USD
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Eagles, Hawks and Falcons of the World, Leslie Brown; Dean Amadon
3 Eagles, Hawks and Falcons of the World
Leslie Brown; Dean Amadon
Seacaucus, NJ Wellfleet Press 1989 155521472X / 9781555214722 Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very large book (two volumes in one) in beautiful condition, with clean, fine dust jacket. Size approx. 9" x 11-1/4" x 2-1/2" thick. All the diurnal birds of prey depicted in 125 color paintings by such great artists as Roger Tory Peterson, J. C. Harrison, Don R. Eckelerry, David Reid-Henry and many others. The information is presented in two parts. First, a series of introductory chapters covering taxonomy, morphology, senses, flight, hunting methods, food and feeding, migration, various aspects of breeding cycle, ecxonomics and relations with man, including falconry. Followingare generic and species accounts in systematic order. Throughout, over 125 color paintings by some of the world's most esteemed nature artists illuminate the text and evoke a true picture of the birds in their habitat. Each is accompanied by detailed identification keys. A book no connoisseur of birds should be without. 025476

Price: 95.00 USD
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African Birds of Prey, Warwick Tarbotan; Pickford, Peter and Beverly
4 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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