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Kara, The Lonely Falcon, Girzone, Joseph F.
21 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

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Bird Hiking, Hausman, Leon Augustus
22 Bird Hiking
Hausman, Leon Augustus
New Brunswick Rutgers University Press 1948 First 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
23 The Rarest Bird in the World
Head, Vernon R. L. Head
New York Pegasus Books 2015 1605989630 / 9781605989631 First 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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A Season of Birds: a Norfolk Diary, 1911, James, Vincent; Lodge, George Edward
24 A Season of Birds: a Norfolk Diary, 1911
James, Vincent; Lodge, George Edward
New York A & W Publishers 1980 0894790684 / 9780894790683 First 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
25 Wild Voyageur - Story of a Canada Goose
Jones, Adrienne
London Macmillan 1968 First 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
26 Our Bird Comrades
Keyser, Leander
Rand McNally & Co. 1907 First 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.
27 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.
28 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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How to Have Bird Neighbors, Patteson, S. Louise
29 How to Have Bird Neighbors
Patteson, S. Louise
Boston - New York - Chicago D. C. Heath and Company 1917 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
First Edition decorated American trade binding. Clean green cloth boards with gold and dark green illustration on the cover, gold lettering on cover and spine. Pinhead size spots of wear at spine ends, corner tips. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean photo-illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs by the author. 128 pages with index. All about the birds of America and how to attract them to your neighborhood, and protect them once they get there. 026816

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30 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 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

Price: 15.00 USD
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Argen the Gull, Russell, Franklin
31 Argen the Gull
Russell, Franklin
New York Alfred Knopf 1964 First 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

Price: 15.00 USD
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Blind Jack, Ryder, Stephanie
32 Blind Jack
Ryder, Stephanie
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1961 First 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

Price: 15.00 USD
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DIARY OF A PIGEON WATCHER, Schwerin, Doris
33 DIARY OF A PIGEON WATCHER
Schwerin, Doris
New York Morrow 1976 068803019X / 9780688030193 First 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
34 Perdix the Partridge
Sprake, Leslie
London H.F.& G. Witherby 1934 First 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

Price: 75.00 USD
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35 Birds in Our Lives
Stefferud, Alfred (Editor)
Washington, D.C. U.S. Department of the Interior 1966 First 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

Price: 20.00 USD
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Bird World - A Bird Book for Children, Stickney, J. H.
36 Bird World - A Bird Book for Children
Stickney, J. H.
Boston Ginn & Company 1900 Hardcover Near Fine no dust jacket Ernest Seton Thompson, Illustrator 
Very clean decorated American trade binding. Red buckram cloth boards with stamped black bird and botanical design on cover, bright gold lettering on cover, bright gold lettering and small bird decoration on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with very small previous owner name stamped near top of front free endpaper. Illustrated with many black and white plates by Ernest Seton Thompson. 214 pages with index. 026393

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Lure of the Falcon, Summers, Gerald
37 The Lure of the Falcon
Summers, Gerald
New York Simon & Schuster 1972 671-21577-9 First 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

Price: 15.00 USD
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Songbirds in Your Garden, Terres, John K.
38 Songbirds in Your Garden
Terres, John K.
New York Thomas Y Crowell & Co. 1954 First 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

Price: 15.00 USD
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39 Bird Ambulance
Thomas, Arline
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1971 First 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

Price: 14.00 USD
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Birds From The Hide, Thomson, Ian M.
40 Birds From The Hide
Thomson, Ian M.
London A. & C. Black, Ltd. 1933 First 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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