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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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Morris, Rev F.O., revised and corrected by W.B. Tegetmeier:
A Natural History of the Nests and Eggs of British Birds. Complete in 3 volumes.

London: John C. Nimmo, 1896. Fourth edition. Vol I: xix, (i), 178; Vol II: viii, 155; Vol III: xi, (i), 207: 'with two hundred and forty-eight plates, chiefly coloured by hand' - all present except that of the Cranes in Vol III: not all show nests. Contents pages to Vol III have been carelessly opened, and five edge tears elsewhere have been made good. One or two small soil marks noticed, but contents otherwise very clean. Firm, restored set, with original khaki endpapers and in the original khaki textured cloth, ruled in blind, with a vignette of nest and eggs in gilt on the upper board and in blind on the lower, spine ruled and titled in gilt. A few small patches of discolouration, chiefly to upper joint of Vol III, otherwise bindings clean and bright. Very Good+.
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Price: £540.00


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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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F.W. Frohawk, illustrated by, and collated by Arthur G. Butler:
Birds' Eggs of the British Isles.

London: Brumby & Clarke, n.d. [1904? 1910?] First or early edition. vii, [iii], 105pp, plus the 24 superb guarded plates. In this copy the eggs are shown on a plain white background. Some browning to endpapers and half-title. Contents otherwise clean and unmarked. Large quarto, in the original binding of half green cloth with paler green cloth boards, boldly titled in gilt: two small pale marks to upper board, upper corners knocked: a good firm copy. Very Good.

Price: £85.00


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Robinson, Herbert C.; 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 set. 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: £280.00


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J.A. Baker:
The Hill of Summer.

London: Collins, 1969. First edition. 159pp. Contents very clean: first owner's name to front free endpaper, repeated on half title with date, with offsetting to verso of endpaper. In the original blue cloth-textured binding titled in gilt, clean, bright and firm, corners good, slight compression ridge to foot of spine. In the protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket. Jacket very good, bright, with slight scuffs to the front fold, tiny closed tears at two corners, a short hair-line mark to the front panel, and a faint tide-stain to top edge of rear panel and a small mark towards the base. A very nice copy. Very Good+ in very good dust-jacket.

Price: £120.00


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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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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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