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A History of the British Stalk-eyed Crustacea

A History of the British Stalk-eyed Crustacea

by Bell, Thomas

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London: John Van Voorst, 1853. First Edition. Leather Bound. Very Good. Very good half leather over rubbed marbled boards. Marbled edges. Endpapers and top corner of some pages damp stained. Binding and text block tight. A very nice copy of the First Edition.
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Les Oiseaux de Chine de Mongolie et de Coree. Two Volume set

Les Oiseaux de Chine de Mongolie et de Coree. Two Volume set

by Etchecopar, R.D. and Francois Hue

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Societe Nouvelle des Editions Boubee, 1978. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. A near fine set in dust jackets. In French. Volume I: passereaux. Papeete: les editions du pacifique, 1978. Illustre par Paul Barruel et Francis Berille. 704 pp. Volume II: non passereaux, Societe Nouvelle des Editions Boubee, 1983. Ilustre par Patrick Suiro et C.G. Armani. 585 pp. Maps on endpapers.
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Kingfishers and Related Birds. Complete set
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Kingfishers and Related Birds. Complete set

by FORSHAW, Joseph M. and William T. COOPER

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Landsowne Editions, 1994. First edition. Leather Bound. Fine. Sydney: Lansdowne Editions, 1983-1994. Six volumes in three Solander boxes with leather labels and velvet lined interiors, Folios. Each volume is hand-bound in imported leather and fabric, and presented in a cloth-covered Solander box. Only 1,000 sets printed, this set is number 816. Signed by the author and illustrator on the limitation page of each volume. PART I: Alcedinidae (Kingfishers) 564 pp. with 52 color plates (both volumes). Volume 1: Ceryle to Cittura (includes the fish-eating and specialist kingfishers). Volume 2: Halcyon to Tanysiptera (includes woodland kingfishers and the beautiful racket-tailed or paradise kingfishers). PART II: Todidae to Phoeniculidae - Volume 3: Todidae, Momotidae and Meropidae (Todies, Motmots and Bee-eaters) 315 pp., 26 color plates. Volume 4: Leptosomatidae, Coraciidae, Upupidae and Phoeniculidae (Rollers, Hoopoes and Wood Hoopoes) 251 pp., 22 color plates. PART III: Bucerotidae (Hornbills) 437 pp.… Read More
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The Canvasback on a Prairie Marsh

The Canvasback on a Prairie Marsh

by HOCHBAUM, H. Albert

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American Wildlife Institute, 1944. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Very good hardcover of the First Edition. Unclipped dust jacket with wear to the edges. Signed by author on half title page. Previous owner's note and author's reply laid in along with Hochbaum's obituary. Color frontis. Illustrated by the author. 1 color plate, 18 half-tones, 10 tables, a map and numerous pen and ink drawings.
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Portraits of Nature: Paintings by Robert Bateman

Portraits of Nature: Paintings by Robert Bateman

by SHETLER, Stanwyn G.

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Smithsonian Institute Press, 1987. Paperback. Very Good. Very good paperback. Liight wear to covers. Published on the occasion of an exhibition of Bateman's work at the National Museum of Natural History in 1987. Amply illustrated in color and b&w.
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Natural History of New York. Introduction and Zoology, Part I: Mammalia

Natural History of New York. Introduction and Zoology, Part I: Mammalia

by De Kay, James E., and William H. Seward

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Albany: D. Appleton & Co and Wiley & Putnam, 1842. Hardcover. Very Good. The first volume of the Natural History of New York with 29 of the 33 engraved plates of mammals hand colored. Rebound with sturdy cloth spine and marbled boards. The introduction (178 pages) by William H. Seward covers a great variety of subjects including internal improvements (two plates of the Croton Aqueduct), agriculture, and a description of published works on New York. A note on the penitentiary system of the state by John L. O'Sullivan is included. DeKay's section on Mammalia with the colored engravings is rare.
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New Naturalist Monographs: NMN 1 - NMN 22, Complete set

New Naturalist Monographs: NMN 1 - NMN 22, Complete set

by Neal, Ernest, et al.

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London: Collins. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. The complete set of the New Naturalist Monographs in dust jackets, all first editions. NMN 21, The Trout is ex-library (canceled). Some of the dust jackets have minor chipping and some small bits of insect chewing. A complete list of the monographs is available. Overall a near fine set. In 1945, Collins, of St. James Place, London published Butterflies, the first title in the New Naturalist Library, a series of books on British Natural History in iconic dust jackets, with the aim of interesting the general reader in the wildlife of Britain by recapturing the enquiring spirit of the old naturalists. Within a few years, Collins perceived a need to narrow the focus by producing 'New Naturalist Special Volumes' with each title devoted to a single species and thus was born the New Naturalist Monographs. Twenty-two monographs were published, beginning with The Badger in 1948 and ending with The Mole in 1971.
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Birds of Arabia
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Birds of Arabia

by MEINERTZHAGEN, Colonel R.

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London: Oliver & Boyd, 1954. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. George E. Lodge, D.M. Reid-Henry. A near fine hardcover in dust jacket. Crease down spine. Previous owner's ex-libris pastedown. Map in pocket. Nineteen color plates by Thorburn, Lodge, and Reid-Henry and nine plates of b&w photographs by the author and others.
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The U.S. Astronomical Expedition to the Southern Hemisphere During the Years 1849-'50-'51-'52
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The U.S. Astronomical Expedition to the Southern Hemisphere During the Years 1849-'50-'51-'52

by Gilliss, J.M.

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Washington: U.S. House of Representatives, 1855. Hardcover. Good. Both Volumes. Volume I - Chile: Its Geography, Climate, Earthquakes, etc. Folding panoramic view of Santiago nearly 6 ft. in length. Folding map of Chile in three sheets. Ten full page plates: map, plans, views, one color portrait of Araucanian chief. Volume II - The Andes and Pampas: Minerals, Indian Remains, Mammals (Spencer F. Baird), Birds (John Cassin), etc. Illustrated with color plates (3 of Indian artifacts, 15 of birds), b&w plates, woodcuts, maps. Bound in decorated original brown cloth. Outer rear hinge of Volume I starting. Damps stain to top edge of many pages of Volume I. Cover scrape to Volume II with backstrip partially reglued, foreedge dampstain to the first few pages. Two additional volumes, principally covering astronomical observations, were published (not included here). Spencer Baird and John Cassin were contemporaries and friends, Baird at the Smithsonian and Cassis at the Academy of Natural Sciences. Both were… Read More
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Illustrations of the Family of Psittacidae, or Parrots
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Illustrations of the Family of Psittacidae, or Parrots

by Lear, Edward

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New York: Johnson Reprint, 1978. Hardcover. Fine. Facsimile reprint of a work first published in London in 1832. Forty-two color plates without descriptive text. Folio (14x21) bound in red half leather over maroon boards. Number 145 of an edition limited to 530 copies. Includes an illustrated essay by Brian Reade, 15 pp. Edward Lear (1812-1888) was a brilliant artist, but only his early creative years were devoted to painting birds. His monograph of the parrots reflects his artistic talent and remains one of the most prized illustrated works of the 19th century.
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Handbook of the Birds of the World, Volumes 1 through 16

Handbook of the Birds of the World, Volumes 1 through 16

by DEL HOYO, Josep, Andrew ELLIOTT, and Jordi SARGATAL, Editors; Butchart, Stuart; Collar, Nigel; Stattersfield, Alison; Bennun, Leon

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Lynx Edicions. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. The complete 16-volume set at a bargain price. All volumes in dust jackets. Volumes 1-8 shaken, Volumes 9-16 as new. Volume 1: Ostrich to Ducks (1992); Volume 2: New World Vultures to Guineafowl (1994); Volume 3: Hoatzin to Auks (1996); Volume 4: Sandgrouse to Cuckoos (1997); Volume 5: Barn-owls to Hummingbirds (1999); Volume 6: Mousebirds to Hornbills (2001); Volume 7: Jacamars to Woodpeckers (2002); Volume 8: Broadbills to Tapaculos (2003); Volume 9: Cotingas to Pipits and Wagtails (2004); Volume 10: Cuckoo-shrikes to Thrushes (2005);Volume 11: Old World Flycatchers to Old World Warblers (2006); Volume 12: Picathartes to Tits and Chickadees (2007); Volume 13: Penduline-tits to Shrikes (2008); Volume 14: Bush-shrikes to Old World Sparrows (2009); Volume 15: Weavers to New World Warblers (2010); and Volume 16: Tanagers to New World Blackbirds (2011).
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A Natural History of American Birds of Eastern and Central North America
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A Natural History of American Birds of Eastern and Central North America

by Forbush, Edward Howe; May, John Bichard

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Houghton Mifflin Compay Boston, 1939. Revised. Hardcover. Very Good. 1939. Revised and Abridged with the Addition of More Than One Hundred Species. Very good red cloth hardcover without dust jacket. Edge wear. Previous owner's name on ffep. Illustrated in color by Louis Agassiz Fuertes, Allan Brooks and Roger Tory Peterson.
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Swifts in a Tower

Swifts in a Tower

by Lack, David

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London: Methuen & Co, 1956. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. A near fine hardcover of the first edition in an un-clipped dust jacket. Previous owner's name and purchase details in pencil on ffep.
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Waterfowl of North America

Waterfowl of North America

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Ducks Unlimited Canada, 1987. Leather bound. Near Fine. A magnificent oblong folio (24 x 18 inches) containing 44 color reproductions of original works submitted by the artists protected by tissue guards. The plates are printed on museum quality paper using high grade inks and are signed and numbered by the artists of which 30 are represented. This is Number 307 of 1,250. Leather bound and housed in a chocolate Solander case. Artists include J. Fenwick Lansdowne (2), Peter Scott. John Ruthven (2), Albert Earl Gilbert, and others. Each plate faces a page with a photograph of the artist and a biographical sketch. Published by Ducks Unlimited Canada to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of North America's premier waterfowl conservation organization. Due to the weight of the text block, the hinges have experienced some stress.
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The Birds of California. A Complete, Scientific and Popular Account of the 580 Species & Subspecies
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The Birds of California. A Complete, Scientific and Popular Account of the 580 Species & Subspecies

by Dawson, William Leon

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South Moulton Company, 1923. Hardcover. Very Good. The Birds of California. A Complete, Scientific and Popular Account of the 580 Species and Subspecies of Birds Found in the State. San Diego: South Moulton Company, 1923. Four volumes in the 'Format De Luxe, Patron's Inlaid Edition'. Signed by Dawson in Volume One. Copy Number Twenty-one. Illustrated with 110 full-page color plates of birds and 44 drawings in the text by Allan BROOKS. Additional illustrations include 30 photogravures, 120 full-page duotone plates, and more than 1100 half-tone cuts of birds, nests, eggs and favorite haunts, from photographs. This edition comprises the first choice of selected sheets from the first impressions of the format de luxe of the Birds of California. In full leather with hand-carved and hand-colored hardwood bird portraits in half relief on covers, spine panels separated by inlaid bird figures. The Patron's Inlaid Edition is the most opulent and rare of the many editions of The Birds of California published… Read More
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