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Pheasants in Covert and Aviary

By Frank Townend Barton

London: John Long, 1912 Clean green boards with black title to the front and indented white drawing /sketch of a pair of white pheasants and grasses. The spine is complete with gilt title and gilt pheasant (readable but faded) The boards are solid and in very good condition. No wear to the edges. browning to the ffep and the 2nd blank page has some foxing. Beautiful colour plate to the frontispiece. 288 clean firm pages printed on high quality paper. 4 colour plates and 37 illustrations. Very neat name to inner board written with a period flourish. A beautiful book.


A Wealth of Wildfowl

By Jeffery Harrison

U K: Corgi Survival, 1973 Clean covers. One reading crease to the spine. Photo illustrations. 206 pages, browning.


British Birds in Their Habitats

By Ron Freethy

U K: The Crowood Press, 1985 Black boards with gilt title to the spine. 207 pages inc. index. Profusely illustrated. Very minor edge wear to the top edge of the jacket, otherwise in very good condition.


The Ruling Passion of John Gould - a Biography of the Bird Man
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The Ruling Passion of John Gould - a Biography of the Bird Man

By Isabella Tree

U K: Barrie & Jenkins, 1991 Clean blue boards with silver title to the spine. 250 pages inc. the index. Illustrated. Very light browning to page edges. The jacket is in very good condition, bright and clean.


The Romance of Nature - Wild Life of the British Isles in Picture and Story - 4 Volumes

By Frances Pitt

U K: Country Life Blue cloth in very good condition.gilt title to cover and to spine. gilt squirrel to spine. The pages are very clean and bright with no signs of ageing. No date but circa 1930-40. Colour frontispiece. Clean, bright pages fully illustrated with wonderful photographs. These are very heavy volumes and have been priced to include extra postage UK or surface.


A Concise Guide in Colour - Birds' Eggs and Nests

By Jan Hanzak

London: Hamlyn, 1975 A solid little book with 228 clean well illustrated pages. Detailed descriptions of the birds and their nesting habits. Owners name to inner board.


Birds of Britain Book Number Two - Birds of Prey, Owls, Game and Water Birds, Waders, Ducks, and Sea Birds

U K: J. Salmon, 1974 A clean and neat copy of this collectable bird book. No corner creases or edge wear. Bright, colourful pictures throughout.


More Books and Their Eggs

By David Stephen

London: Collins Wonder Colour Books A collectable bird book. no date but circa 1960. The back cover is slightly 'dusty'. Some wear to the corners. Internally the pages are clean and bright. 'This book belongs to .' - not filled in.


The Shell Guide to Britain's Threatened Wildlife

By Nigel Sitwell

U. K.: Collins, 1984 A very good copy of this book. 208 very clean and bright pages. The jacket is also in very good condition. One very small sign of wear to the top back of the spine. Wonderfully illustrated throughout.


Predators and Predation - the Struggle for Life in the Animal World

By Pierre Pfeffer

U. K.: Facts on File, 1989 An excellent copy of this book. 419 very clean pages. The jacket is also in excellent condition. Small 'p' stamped to the underside closed page edge. Small 'dusty' mark to bottom underside corner. - This book presents an unparalleled survey of one of nature's most remarkable phenomena; the way in which species preserve themselves and each other by feeding off each other. Comprising alphabetically arranged entries on more than 500 predators - from amoebas to sperm whales - this encyclopedic reference work provides clear, detailed answers to such intriguing questions as - Which animals are predators? How do they trap their prey? Are they generalists, who can choose from a variety of prey, or specialists, limited in their selection? How do they kill and ingest? Do they in turn become the prey of other predators? - This is an indespensable reference book for both amateur and professional naturalists and ecologists. It offers new insights into the essential role predation plays in the ecosystem, showing how it ensures the survival not only of the hunters but of the hunted as well. Whether you approach this fascinating book as an experienced researcher or as a casual browser, it is likely to dispel any prejudices you hold about the cruelty and arbitrariness of nature, and to impart a lasting appreciation of the justice of natural law. - complied by a team of scientists. Priced to include any extra postage needed UK or surface



By Tony Soper

U. K.: BCA, 1982 An excellent copy of this book.208 bright pages packed with wonderful photographs , complimented with full text. Everything from the behaviour of birds, their courtship, movements and migration. List of British and Irish birds. In a very good dust jacket.


Brave New Wilderness - Wildlife in Britain Since the Industrial Revolution

By Gavin Weightman

London: Weidenfield and Nicholson An excellent copy of this book151 bright clean pages including index. Wonderful photographs throughout. - A great deal of research has gone into the production of this book. The text is in depth and is complimented by fabulous colour photographs.Suitable for ecology students or the general wildlife lover.


RSPB Nature Reserves - a Visitor's Guide

U. K.: RSPB, 1998 64 clean pages showing all the RSPB nature reserves of Great Britain. Beautiful colour illustrations to each page.


Wings in the Wind

By Anne Merrill

Toronto: The Ryerson Press, 1954 Green boards. 172 clean, bright pages. Illustrated with lovely sketches throughout. Light wear to the very baseof the spine and the top edge of the spine. The jacket is worn with loss to the top back edge of one inch by half an inch , other smaller areas of loss, and rubbing and wear to all edges. Now protected from further loss by removable clear book covering.


Bird Seeker's Guide

By John Gooders

London: Andre Deutsch, 1980 An excellent copy of this book. 208 very clean, tight pages. The jacket (now in protective milar clear book covering) is also in very good condition, with no faults, but it has been price clipped. --- This book tells the birdwatcher of the species of birds in the British Isles,and where and when they are likely to be found.The suggestions range from birdwatching classics, like the ospreys at Loch Garten or the avocets at Minsmere, to where to find the rarest and most exotic visitors to Britain.


Collins Guide to Bird Watching: a Practical Handbook to Identifying British Birds and a County-By-county Guide

By R. S. R. Fitter

London: Collins, 1975 Binding is pale blue cloth with gilt lettering on the spine; 254 pages including the index. Some minor shelfwear and mild bumps to either end of the spine. Internally clean and bright. Dj has some mild edgewear and a couple of short, closed tears to top right hand corner of front cover; now protected inside a cover.


The Bodkin Papers - Being the Memoirs of Josiah Bodkin, Bird About Town and Parrot of the World

By Donald Cotton

U. K.: Target, 1986 A very good copy of this book. No creases to the cover or the spine.142 tight, clean pages. Fabulous black and white drawings by the author. ---- A very unusual 'biography' of Josiah Bodkin, parrot, who has lived for over 150 years , and met some very famous people - and has actually changed the course of history. - reduced postage as this is a lighter item.


Swan Watch

By Budd Schulberg

London: Robson Books, 1975 149 pages of wonderful photographs and text. With poetry and legend, the author traces the relationship between these noble birds and humans.He tells of how he and his wife set about befriending Loh and Grin (named in honour of Wagner's Swan Knight), and even learned how to feed them by hand. Spring brought mating season, and it was then that he became involved in the drama of the bird's lives. Here is the story of two such springs - the first idyllic, the second tragic- and the seasons that surrounded them. A beautiful book of Loh and Grin and their cygnets. -- Bird Club sticker to ffep. The jacket has some wear to the edges, but is now protected in clear mylar covering.