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THE BIRDS OF GREAT BRITAIN Vol. I (Birds of Prey) [volume 1]
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THE BIRDS OF GREAT BRITAIN Vol. I (Birds of Prey) [volume 1]

By Gould, John

Melbourne: Hill House, 1990. Limited facsimile edition (this copy is stamped no. 262 to the front end paper); Binding fine, cloth very slightly marked; contents clean and tight, unmarked. A fine copy. Original maroon Japanese Saifu cloth, gilt; pp. cxl, [2]; 37 fine coloured plates with accompanying text. Endpapers with a repeating pattern of BM library stamps. One of series of remarkably exact same-size facsimile of the original in the British Library, printed by offset lithography on acid-free matt art paper and hand-bound. The Hill House series contained the only authentic full-size facsimiles of the works of John Gould - this volume is one of the original printings and now out of print. Publisher's blurb: "They are not reproductions, because no camera was used in transferring the images from the B.M.(N.H.) originals. Indeed the originals are taken by Museum security courier to the repro-house in Singapore, where they are subjected to the preparation of new plates for printing on 5 and 6 colour offset presses. The paper used is 130 gsm mat art paper. As facsimiles, the books carry faithfully every spot, mark or stain of the originals. They also carry the original Museum Department of Zoology stamps, and librarian's annotations. From behind glass, the naked eye would be unable to distinguish the original from the facsimile, so accurate is the colour printing. Also as facsimiles, they are exactly the same size as the originals (Imperial Folio: 22" x 15"). Each volume is hand sewn, cased-in and bound between 4 mm. boards covered in special Japanese Saifu cloth, gold stamped on the spine, and with the gold Crown Cipher of the British Museum (Natural History) on the front, and blind embossed on the inner margin of the front boards. The end-papers are of special wood-free heavy grade paper, printed in a generated repetitive pattern of the Museum's Library stamps. The publisher has not intruded into the authenticity of the books, leaving the publication data printed only on the very last page at the end of the book block. Each copy is hand inspected by the printer's quality control officer, individually numbered on the inside front board, hand wrapped in protective brown paper, and placed in its own crush-proof outer carton. The carton is then sealed, numbered and signed on the outside by the printer's quality control officer. Thus, no two copies are exactly the same. Although initial volumes were printed in more than 500 copies, later production runs have not exceeded 300 for world-wide sale. This has been caused by a relative shortage of quality paper, together with the intensive hand-labour involved in their production." Please see the other Gould titles we are offering in this impressive edition. A postal surcharge may apply on this heavy book.. Facsimile Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Elephant Folio. Book.

$463.16

A HISTORY OF BRITISH BIRDS. Fourth Edition, [complete in four volumes]. Illustrated by 564 Wood-Engravings. Revised and Enlarged by Alfred Newton.

By YARRELL, William; Newton, Alfred; Saunders, Howard.

London: John Van Voorst, 1871. Revised and enlarged fourth edition 1871-1885, generally considered to be the best edition; vols. I and II revised by Alfred Newton, vols. III and IV by Howard Saunders; vol. I: 1871-'74; vol. II: 1976- '82; vol. III: 1882-'84; vol IV :1882-'85; pp. vol. I: 646; vol. II; 494pp; vol. III: 684pp; vol. IV: 531.Uniformly bound in brown morocco with brown pebbled-cloth boards, raised bands and gilt decoration to the spines, black title labels; top edges gilt. Bindings good and strong, with light rubbing only. Contents clean and tight; marbled end papers, pages crisp; no inscriptions. A very good set. . Fourth Edition. Half Leather. Very Good. Large 8vo (22 X 14.5 cm).

$211.73

THE BIRDS OF GREAT BRITAIN Vol. IV (Doves, Pigeons, Game Birds, Water Birds) [volume 4].

By Gould, John

Melbourne: Hill House, 1995. Limited facsimile edition, this copy stamped no. 009 to the front end paper. Original brown-red Japanese Saifu cloth gilt. 90 fine coloured plates with accompanying text. Endpapers with a repeating pattern of BM library stamps. One of series of remarkably exact same-size facsimile of the original in the British Library, printed by offset lithography on acid-free matt art paper and hand-bound. The Hill House series contained the only authentic full-size facsimiles of the works of John Gould - this volume is one of the original printings and now out of print. Publisher's blurb: "They are not reproductions, because no camera was used in transferring the images from the B.M.(N.H.) originals. Indeed the originals are taken by Museum security courier to the repro-house in Singapore, where they are subjected to the preparation of new plates for printing on 5 and 6 colour offset presses. The paper used is 130 gsm mat art paper. As facsimiles, the books carry faithfully every spot, mark or stain of the originals. They also carry the original Museum Department of Zoology stamps, and librarian's annotations. From behind glass, the naked eye would be unable to distinguish the original from the facsimile, so accurate is the colour printing. Also as facsimiles, they are exactly the same size as the originals (Imperial Folio: 22" x 15"). Each volume is hand sewn, cased-in and bound between 4 mm. boards covered in special Japanese Saifu cloth, gold stamped on the spine, and with the gold Crown Cipher of the British Museum (Natural History) on the front, and blind embossed on the inner margin of the front boards. The end-papers are of special wood-free heavy grade paper, printed in a generated repetitive pattern of the Museum's Library stamps. The publisher has not intruded into the authenticity of the books, leaving the publication data printed only on the very last page at the end of the book block. Each copy is hand inspected by the printer's quality control officer, individually numbered on the inside front board...Thus, no two copies are exactly the same. Although initial volumes were printed in more than 500 copies, later production runs have not exceeded 300 for world-wide sale. This has been caused by a relative shortage of quality paper, together with the intensive hand-labour involved in their production." Please see the other Gould titles we are offering in this impressive edition. This book is held in stock. A postal surcharge may apply on this heavy book.. Facsimile Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Elephant Folio. Book.

$555.79

A NATURALIST'S SKETCH BOOK
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A NATURALIST'S SKETCH BOOK

By Thorburn, Archibald

London: Longmans Green and Co., 1919. "with sixty plates twenty-for of which are in colour, and thirty-six in collotype". A very good copy, internal clean and crisp, no foxing or spotting and all plates with tissue guards. Bound in the publisher's red cloth with gilt lettering to the spines, gilt ruled border to the front boards, top edge gilt. Binding good and strong, cloth a little faded to spine and top edges and slightly marked to spine. Contents very good, clean and tight, original endpapers, hinges strong, no inscriptions. Provenance: with the bookplates of Ion R. Harrison to the front paste-down. A very good copy. . First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Illus. by Thorburn, Archibald. Large 4to (32 x 27cm). Book.

$185.26

BRITISH BIRDS [complete in four volumes]
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BRITISH BIRDS [complete in four volumes]

By Thorburn, Archibald

London: Longmans Green, And Co., 1918. All four volumes dated 1918: vols. I to III are fourth editions; vol. IV is stated third edition [all editions are the same]. 80 fine colour plates after Archibald Thorburn, printed on thick card, with original tissue guards. Bound in the publisher's red cloth with gilt lettering to the spines, gilt ruled border to the front boards; top edges gilt. Bindings good and strong with light rubbing only, slight fading to the spines, much less than is usual for this set, cloth lightly marked. Contents very good, plates clean, a little foxing to a few pages and the reverse of a few plates, mostly confined to early and late pages; no inscriptions. The hinges and joints are all strong, original end papers. Provenance: with the bookplates of Ion R. Harrison to the front paste-downs. A very good set. . Fourth Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Illus. by Thorburn, Archibald. Large 4to (32 x 27cm). Book.

$463.16

COMMON BIRDS OF THE GARDEN; OF THE WOODLANDS; OF THE WATERSIDE, OF THE FIELDS & COMMONS [set of Four Folders Reproduced from The Birds of the British Isles By T. A. Coward in the Wayside and Woodland Series]
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COMMON BIRDS OF THE GARDEN; OF THE WOODLANDS; OF THE WATERSIDE, OF THE FIELDS & COMMONS [set of Four Folders Reproduced from The Birds of the British Isles By T. A. Coward in the Wayside and Woodland Series]

By Coward, T. A.; Blyton, Enid

London: Frederick Warne & Co., 1936. Complete set of four concertina folders, printed on card, each with eight plates selected from Coward's The Birds of the British Isles with footnotes by Enid Blyton. Folder No. 1 Common Birds of the Garden. Folder No. 2 Common Birds of the Woodlands. Folder No. 3 Common Birds of the Waterside (Inland). Folder No. 4 Common Birds of the Fields and Commons. All in very good condition. Undated but probably dating to around 1936. They were available in two formats - printed on card for 3/-, or on paper for 2/- (this set is printed on card) and were available singly, or as a set of four in a card wallet. (this set does not include a wallet). Enid Blyton is credited with making the selection of birds, and writing the notes. Very scarce in any format. [further bibliographic notes: Two other sets of 'Nature Observation Pictures' were published by Warne in the same format - Flowers and Wild Animals. In the case of the Birds, it was another opportunity for Warne to showcase the illustrations by Keulemans and Thorburn already used in the 3 vol Coward from 1919 onwards, and about to be used in the Observer's Book of Birds - 1937 onwards.]. First Edition Thus. Paperback. Very Good. Illus. by Keulemans and Thorburn. 12mo.

$211.73

A Century of Bird Books
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A Century of Bird Books

By Tate, Peter

London: H. F. & G. Witherby, 1985. 271 pages; b/w illustrations. Original dust jacket very good, with a little rubbing. Hard-back binding, very good. Contents clean and tight, minimal pencil notes, no inscriptions. A very good copy. This bibliography includes bird books printed between 1875 and 1985 and this second edition includes some 450 books published since the first edition.. Second and Enlarged Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$11.91

WATERBIRDS IN THE UK 2005/06 - THE WETLAND BIRD SURVEY
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WATERBIRDS IN THE UK 2005/06 - THE WETLAND BIRD SURVEY

By Austin, Graham; Collier, Mark; Calbrade, Neil; Hall, C.; Musgrove, Andy

British Trust for Ornithology, 2007. 207 pages, b/w illustrations, tables and charts throughout. Covers fine with minimal wear only (with cover illustration by James McCallum). Contents clean and tight, unmarked, no inscriptions. A fine copy, clean and bright.. First Edition. Paperback. Fine. Illus. by James McCallum.

$10.59

THE PARTRIDGE Natural History by the Rev. H. A. Macpherson, Shooting by A. J. Stuart-Wortley, Cookery by George Saintsbury  [Fur and Feather Series]
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THE PARTRIDGE Natural History by the Rev. H. A. Macpherson, Shooting by A. J. Stuart-Wortley, Cookery by George Saintsbury [Fur and Feather Series]

By MacPherson, Rev. H. A.; A. J. Stuart-Wortley et al.

London: Longmans Green, And Co., 1893. pp. vii, [2], 276, [2], [4 + 24] (publisher's catalogue) 11 monotone plates (all present), including frontispiece with tissue- guard, by Archibald Thorburn And Charles Wymper; in-text illustrations. Original decorative beige cloth blocked in red, brown and gilt, very good and bright, top corners a litttle bumped otherwise light wear only. Contents clean and tight, original black-coated endpapers, pencil signature of H. Birkbeck, Xmas 1893, a little light scattered foxing to the odd page. A very good copy. [Provenance: H. Birkbeck, Norfolk family of High House estate at West Acre, Norfolk, with Grade I listed house built in 1756.]. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 8vo. Book.

$23.82

BIRDS OF COAST AND SEA Britain and Northern Europe
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BIRDS OF COAST AND SEA Britain and Northern Europe

By Campbell, Bruce

London: Oxford University Press, 1977. 151 pages; 64 fine colour plates by Raymond Watson. Original dust jacket fine,laminated in non-removable clear archival film, not price-clipped. Hard back binding fine. Contents clean and tight, unmarked, no inscriptions, no foxing. A fine bright copy.. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Illus. by Watson, Raymond. 8vo.

$13.23

WILD-FOWL With Chapters on Shooting the Duck and the Goose by W.H. Pope and Cookery by Alexander Innes Shand [Fur, Feather and Fin Series]
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WILD-FOWL With Chapters on Shooting the Duck and the Goose by W.H. Pope and Cookery by Alexander Innes Shand [Fur, Feather and Fin Series]

By SHAW, L. H. De Visme

London: Longmans Green, and Co., 1905. pp. viii, [2], 278, [2], [48] (publisher's catalogue) 8 monotone plates (all present), including frontispiece with tissue- guard, by Archibald Thorburn And Charles Wymper. Original decorative beige cloth blocked in red, brown and gilt, very good and bright with light wear only. Contents clean and tight, original black-coated endpapers, unmarked, no inscriptions. A very good /fine copy.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 8vo. Book.

$50.29

THE BIRDS OF NORTH-EAST SCOTLAND
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THE BIRDS OF NORTH-EAST SCOTLAND

By Buckland, S. T.; Bell, M. V. & Picozzi, N.

Aberdeen: North-East Scotland Bird Club, 1990. pp. x, 473; b/w illustrations, distribution maps, charts and diagrams in the text. Slight crackling of lamination to the dust jacket otherwise a fine unmarked copy - as new; 'An authoritative work showing the status of breeding birds in South-east Scotland, including, for the first time, population estimates, and how the current distributions relate to the present habitat and to past knowledge.' (illustrations/vignettes by K. Brockie; B. L. Cosnette; A. Dowell; M. Eccles; C. H. Fry; R. H. Hogg; R. A. Hume; M. Innes; D. Kirk; I. C. McLeod and D. Robertson.). First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Illus. by K. Brockie. 4to.

$21.17

BIRDS OF SOMERSET
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BIRDS OF SOMERSET

By Somerset Ornithological Society

United Kingdom: Alan Sutton, 1988. pp viii, 264. B/w illustrations. Dust jacket fine, no fading, not price-clipped. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions. A very good copy.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Illus. by T. A. Box, D. E. Paull and B. E. Slade.. Sm 4to.

$10.59

THE BREEDING BIRD ATLAS OF CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL
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THE BREEDING BIRD ATLAS OF CHESHIRE AND WIRRAL

By Guest, J. P. & Elphick, D. & Hunter, J. S. A. & Norman, D.

Cheshire: Cheshire and Wirral Ornithological Society, 1992. 310 pages; b/w illustrations; maps. Dust jacket as new, not price-clipped. Hardback binding fine; contents unmarked, no inscriptions. An as-new copy. . First Edition. Hardcover. As New/As New. Large 8vo. Book.

$11.91

PLOVERS
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PLOVERS

By Vaughan, Richard

Suffolk: Terence Dalton Limited, 1980. pp.vii, 152; colour and b/w photographs. Dust jacket fine, professionally covered in adhesive film Hardcover binding fine. Contents clean and tight, unmarked, no inscriptions. A near fine copy.. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. Large 8vo. Book.

$7.94

The Birds of Buckinghamshire
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The Birds of Buckinghamshire

By Peter Lack, David Ferguson

United Kingdom: Buckinghamshire Bird Club, 2012. 344 pages; b/w illustrations; maps. Dust jacket as new, not price-clipped. Hardback binding fine; contents unmarked, no inscriptions. An as-new copy. . First Edition. Hardcover. As New/As New. Illus. by Kim Atkinson, Philip Burton, Jane Cross, Crispin Fisher, David Mead. Large 8vo. Book.

$10.59

THE BIRDS OF THE FIRTH OF CLYDE
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THE BIRDS OF THE FIRTH OF CLYDE

By McWilliam, John Morell

London: H. F. & G. Witherby, 1936. 164 pages Frontispiece plate plus other plates and a map. Original green cloth binding with gilt lettering to the spine, very good with light rubbing only, and a little faded. Contents good and tight, no foxing. A very good copy.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 8vo. Book.

$50.29

ISLAND GOING TO THE REMOTER ISLES, CHIEFLY UNINHABITED, OFF THE NORTH WEST CORNER OF SCOTLAND
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ISLAND GOING TO THE REMOTER ISLES, CHIEFLY UNINHABITED, OFF THE NORTH WEST CORNER OF SCOTLAND

By Atkinson, Robert

London: Collins, 1949. 384 b/w illustrations and photos throughout. Original dust jacket in fine condition, but for the expert application of an adhesive film, price-clipped. Hard-back binding, very good. Contents clean and tight, a little toned, map endpapers, no inscriptions. A very good copy with a very good dust jacket.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo. Book.

$72.78

The Birds of Moray and Nairn
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The Birds of Moray and Nairn

By Martin Cook

Edinburgh: Mercat Press, 1992. pp. vii, 263, b/w illustrations from photographs, line drawings and maps. Covers fine. Contents clean and tight, unmarked. An as-new copy.. First Edition. Paperback. New. 8vo. Book.

$10.59

BIRD LIFE IN WILD WALES
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BIRD LIFE IN WILD WALES

By Walpole-Bond, J. A.

London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1904. pp. xv, 283 + adverts; b/w portrait frontispiece, numerous b/w photographic plates by Oliver G. Pike. Original green cloth binding with green lettering, binding very good with a little general wear and slight rubbing to extremities. Contents clean and tight, slight toning to pages, endpapers clean, otherwise. A very good tight copy.. First Edition, Second Impression. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Illus. by Pike, Oliver G.. 8vo. Book.

$10.59

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