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H.G. Adams:
Nests and Eggs of Familiar Birds: described and illustrated, with an account of the feathered architects and their times and modes of building.

London: Groombridge and Sons, n.d. [1880s ?] Reprint. [ii], 238pp plus the 16 coloured plates, including the guarded frontis, illustrating 86 eggs. Contents in very bright condition: two minor soil marks noted in text, and front pastedown has a crossed-out library bookplate: closed split to front endpaper. Octavo, all edges gilt, in the original binding of russet cloth over bevelled boards, ornately titled and decorated in gilt, with border decoration in black. Bright and firm, spine ends puckered and fraying a little. Includes three pages on How to Preserve Eggs for the Cabinet, but also a page titled A Boy reproved by a Bird. This edition combines the first and second series, which were originally published in the 1850s. Very nice copy. VG+.

Price: £45.00


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Richard M. Barrington:
The Migration of Birds: as observed at Irish Lighthouses and Lightships including the original reports from 1888-97, now published for the first time, and an analysis of these and of the previously published reports from 1881-87: together with an Appendix giving the measurements of about 1600 wings.

London: R.H. Porter; Dublin: Edward Ponsonby, 1900. First edition. xxv, 285, (i), [ii], 667, including the two foldouts, a map and a table. Original brown endpapers with armorial bookplate dated 1901, and 1944 ownership name to verso of front free endpaper. 'Note added in Press' tipped in at Preface. Foxing to prelims and to untrimmed fore-edges. Contents otherwise clean, with occasional minor spotting. Top edge gilt. In the original binding of red pebble cloth titled in gilt, decorated with a small gilt lighthouse to front. Clean and firm, front bright, spine slightly dulled. Small nick to head of spine, and slight blunting to extremities. A very nice copy. Very Good.
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Price: £1,550.00


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Herbert C. Robinson; F. N. Chasen; Lord Medway (Gathorne-Hardy) and D. R. Wells: with plates by Grönvold:
The Birds of the Malay peninsula: COMPLETE SET of 5 vols. A General Account of the Birds inhabiting the region from the Isthmus of Kra to Singapore with the adjacent islands.

London: Witherby: 1927, 1928, 1936, 1939, 1976. All are First Editions. Mixed bindings. Vol 1 is missing plates 1 & 8: otherwise all volumes are complete. Vols 1 and 2 are in library dark maroon leatherette with gilt titles and with minor library stamps inside. Vol 1 has some staining and wormholes at the front up to p.x, and Vol 2 has staining, some of it severe, at the back of the book (pp265-310); Vols 3, 4 and 5 are all clean inside, and bound in the original red cloth gilt with top edges gilt. Vol 3 is clean and firm with extremities knocked and some fraying at the spine ends, spine faded, with a small puncture. Vol 4 has recently been rebacked with the stained and faded spine laid down, while Vol 5 is in very fresh bright condition, spine ends crimped, and with a slightly damaged pictorial dustjacket. A useful if undecorative set. ------- [Titles: Vol I: The Commoner Birds; Vol II: The Birds of the Hill Stations; Vol III: Sporting Birds : Birds of the Shore and Estuaries; Vol IV: The Birds of the Low-Country Jungle and Scrub; Vol V: Conclusion, and Survey of Every Species.] -------
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Price: £220.00


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Donald Watson:
The Hen Harrier.

Berkhamsted: Poyser, 1977. First edition. 307pp, illustrated, including some in colour. Contents fresh, clean and unmarked, with erratum slip at p.200. In the original cloth-textured binding titled in gilt, clean, firm and bright, corners sharp, with slight blunting to foot of spine. In the protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket, bright and clean, with some sunning to spine illustration. Near Fine in near fine dust-jacket.

Price: £58.00


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edited by Steve Gantlett, et al:
Birding World: 1991-2000, Volumes 4-13: 10-year run complete in binders (bar last 2 issues: =118 in total). 'Europe's Premier Monthly Magazine for keen birdwatchers.'

Cley, Norfolk: Bird Information Service, 1991-2000. c.500pp of articles and photographs per year, plus the pictorial covers and a number of advert pages in each issue. Stapled glossy magazines, 9.5 x 6.5ins, conserved in the publishers' black binders. (The 1991 issues are smaller, 8.25 x 5.75ins, in a correspondingly smaller binder). Ceased publication in 2014, but the publishers sell back copies at £7 each or £53 for a year. All in Fine condition. A treasury. Fine.
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Price: £140.00


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Mark Pearman:
Essential Guide to Birding in Chile.

Worldwide Publications, 1995. First edition. 96-page booklet, illustrated with maps and drawings. Fresh, clean and sharp, as new, in pictorial white card covers, 20.5x15.5cms. Fine.

Price: £32.00


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Gustaf Aulen:
Where to Watch Birds in Scandanavia.

London: Hamlyn, in association with BirdLife International, 1996. First edition. 216pp, with text illustrations and colour plates. Paperback, 23x15cms, with pictorial covers. Very clean unmarked fresh copy, appears unread. Near Fine.

Price: £20.00


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