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7885. : The Wetland Bird Survey 2001-03 Wildfowl and Wader Counts.

British Trust for Ornithology and others, October 2005. vi+306 pp. maps, charts. Paperback, in very good condition. The report provides a single, comprehensive, source of information on the current status and distribution of non-breeding waterbirds in the U.K. 10.00


1424. Alington, C.E.A.: Partridge Driving.

London: 1904. xii+135pp. Two folding diagrams. Some practical hints on increasing and preserving a stock of birds and in bringing them over the guns with a description of the Eaton system. v.g. some foreedge spotting. 25.00


5475. Atkinon-Wildes, G.L. editor.: Wildfowl in Great Britain A Survey of the Anatidae and their Conservation in England, Scotland and Wales

London: H.M.S.O. 1963 Monographs of the Nature Conservancy Number Three. 27.5 by 19 cms. xiv+368 pp. prepared by the Wildfowl Trust and illustrated by Peter Scott. 14 colour illustrations from oil paintings by Scott. Other photographic illustrations. The book is in very good condition, the dustwrapper has wear and minor fraying. 35.00


7266. Belfast RSPB Members' Group.: Birds around Belfast A Guide for Birdwatchers.

Belfast: 1981 20 .5 by 14 cms, 65 pp. maps, light card covers, very good. 5.00


14488. Bell, T.D.: Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries Bulletin no. 67 Turkeys.

London: HMSO 1937. 24.5 by 15 cms. 19pp. illustrated, softcovers, image in good condition. 10.00


12789. Bracegirdle, Joe: The Border Canary.

Alton Hants: Nimrod Press 2nd ed. 1987 first published 1980. 150 pp. illustrated, stiff card covers, in very good condition. 8.00


14787. Clater, Francis and D. McTaggart: Every Man His Own Cattle Doctor; or a practical treatise on the diseases of horned cattle, and sheep.

London: Milner and Company, c1870 Originally written by Clater, "revised and fresh matter added by D. McTaggart". xvi+358+26 pp. 13 x 8.5 cm. Red boards, now faded, spine professionally relaid, and somewhat grubby from use in a farming environment, obviously much referred to. Publishers catalogue to rear. This edition, of 358 pages, is unusual. 70.00


13673. Deadman, Andrew J: The Coal Tit.

London: HMSO, for Forestry Commission Forest Record, 1973. 16 pp, including papers covers. 20.5 x 16.5 cm. Six b&w plates, and coloured front cover. Very good condition. 10.00


15074. Deane, C. Douglas: Handbook of the Birds of Northern Ireland

Belfast: Museum and Art Gallery January 1954 (Apr. 1968.) Bulletin Vol. 1, no 6, pp121-190. 20.5 x 14 cm. Illustrated. This was a limited reprint of the then out of print second edition, published to fill the gap until a new edition was prepared. Light card covers, very good. 10.00


16865. Dharmakumarsinhji, R.S.: Birds of Saurashtra India With Additional Notes on The Birds of Kutch and Gujerat.

Saurashtra: published by R.S. Dharmakumarsinhji, 1955. liii+561 pp. 29.5 x 21 cm. Foreword by Major-General H. Williams. illustrated with 33 coloured plates, 51 photographic plates, and 16 maps. Endpaper maps. Gold-blocked brown boards. A little rubbing from shelfwear to upper edge of boards, but overall in very good condition. No d.w. Dedication to Major General H. Williams by the author on the endpaper and half title dated, 14.7.1955. The author's parents were the Maharaji and Maharani of Bhavnagar. There are a number of loose inserts. First a two-page handwritten letter from the author to Major Williams, accompanying the presentation of the book to him. This contains various comments on the difficulties of identifying birds in the area by other ornithologists. Also a typed copy letter from Maharaj Dharamkumar Sinhji of Poona thanking the author for the book. Also four Journal offprints. "Some observations on the small Indian Pratincole (Glareola Lactea Temminck) and some other waders breeding in Bhavnagar Gujarat", by R.S. Dharmakumarsinhji, March 1964, signed and dedicated in writing by the author to Lt. Gen. Sir H Williams. "The Whitebellied Sea Eagles of Karwar" by the same author, and inscribed by him to H.Williams. "The Satpura Trend as an Ornithogeographical Highway " by Salim Ali, signed by him, and "Ornithology in Britain Fifty Yeatrs Ago" by H.G.Alexander and signed by him in a dedication to H. Williams. Williams had a distinguished career in the British Indian Army and stayed on after 1947 to serve in the Indian army. He was an enthusiastic ornithologist contributing to a book on the birds of Delhi. An important Association copy. A large and heavy book with extra postage charges likely. 195.00


14364. Eaton, Elon Howard: Birds of New York.

Albany: The University of the State of New York, 1910,1914. New York State Museum Memoir 12, in two volumes. Volume I, Water Birds and Game Birds, 501 pp. + plates 1-42. Volume II, Land Birds, 719 pp.+ plates 43-106. 29.5 x 23.5 cm. The illustrator is Louis Agassiz Fuertes, and the plates are in colour and are most attractive. Chapters include Avifauna, Life Zones, Migration, Spring Arrivals, Published Lists, Classification, Genera and Species, Ecology, Economic Value, Laws, Refuges, and Preserves. The dark green boards show a little shelfwear but the volumes are tight and sound. Gilt spine titles are faded. These two volumes are extremely heavy, together weighing 10 kilos, which has serious postage charge implications. Before ordering please contact us to discuss likely shipping charges, and the shipping destination. 90.00


722. Evans, Ernest: The Biology of Poultry Keeping or the Domestic Fowl, its History, Anatomy, Food, Reproduction and Breeding.

Brierfield: A.R. Kenyon & Co, and Burnley: Utility Poultry Society, 1899. xv + 108 + iii pp. 22 x 14 cm. Grey front board black-blocked in Arts and Crafts design incorporating author, title, and price; borders, scrolling foliage, and group of turkeys: back board blind stamped with borders and scrolling foliage. Thirty-three illustrations, and a contemporary leaflet on how to work an incubator. Some staing to back board. 75.00


9695. Fair Isle Bird Observatory Trust: Fair Isle Bird Observatory Prospectus.

Edinburgh: Fair Isle Bird Observatory Trust, c1950. 4 pp. 22 x 14 cm. The text is continued inside the back cover. The inside of the front cover lists the Trustees, etc, etc, and two copies of a Covenant Form are enclosed. The white card covers are printed blue - the front with a sketch of the Observatory, and the back cover with a map. Visitors MUST bring their Ration Books. There are exhaustive descriptions of the Observatory, transport, accommodation, etc, etc. 5.00


9696. Fair Isle Bird Observatory Trust: The Autumn Migration of Birds to The British Isles.

Edinburgh: Fair Isle Bird Observatory Trust, c1950. 15 + 8 pp. 22 x 14 cm. The eight pages contain sixteen Plates. The inside of the front cover lists the Trustees, etc, etc, headed "The Scottish Ornathologists' Club, Fair Isle Bird Observatory Trust". The white card covers are printed blue - the front with a map showing the autumn migration. Pages 11, 13, and 15 are detachable Bankers' Orders, and page 11 has been neatly detached at the perforations. 5.00


2081. Finn: Ornothological and other Oddities

London Bodley Head 1907 xvi+294pp. 56 illustrations. no d.w. Finn was deputy superintendant of the Indian Museum Calcutta. 18.00


14321. Finn, Frank: Bird Behaviour Psychical and Physiological.

London: Hutchinson and Co. n.d. x+363 pp. illustrated, hardback, minor wear otherwise in good condition. 8.00


6754. Harrison, Colin: An Atlas of the Birds of the Western Palearctic.

London: Collins 1982. 24.5 by 17.5 cms. 322 pp. design and cartography by Crispin Fisher. Almost as new in dustwrapper. An atlas to the summer, winter and resident distributions of 639 species of bird in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, with the breeding ranges of 167 species from adjoining areas to show patterns of distribution across Eurasia as a whole. A handsome book. 18.00


18215. Hillis, Paul: Irish Birds.

Dublin: Eason & Son Ltd, 1992. The Irish Heritage Series : 23. 24 pp. 25 x 15 cm. 37 illustrations, in colour. Pictorial glazed card covers. In very good condition. 10.00


11568. Hutchinson, Clive: Ireland's Wetlands and their Birds.

Dublin: Irish Wildbird Conservancy 1979. 24 by 18 cms. 201 pp. illustrated, maps, hardback, in a slightly worn dustwrapper. In very good condition. This is the first book devoted exclusively to the birds of these wetlands. It seems now scarce. 30.00


16901. Hutson, Major-General H. P. W.: The Birds About Delhi together with a Complete List of Birds Observed in Delhi and the Surrounding Country.

Delhi: The Delhi Bird Watching Society, 1954. xxxix+210 pp. 23.5 x 16 cm. Compiled with a short preface by Major-General H. Williams. Index. Gold-blocked green boards, spine lettering a little faded, otherwise in very good condition. General H.Williams had a distinguished career in the British Indian Army and stayed on after 1947 to serve in the Indian army. He was an enthusiastic ornithologist. 25.00


1440. Matheson, Darley: British Game Birds

Francis Griffiths London 1914 173pp. illustrated in colour and black and white. v.g.spine a little faded. 22.00


13231. Northern Ireland Birdwatchers' Association: Northern Ireland Bird Report, 1998.

Belfast: Northern Ireland Birdwatchers' Association 1998. 120 pp. illustrated, small library stamp on endpaper otherwise in very good condition, softcovers. 10.00


15296. Oliver, W. R. B.: New Zealand Birds.

Wellington: A.H. & A.W. Reed, 1955. Second edition, revised and enlarged. 661 pp. 25.5 x 19 cm. Profusely llustrated, and with 12 colour plates. Gold-blocked green boards, in a dustwrapper with some edgewear at the upper spine. A small rectangle has been cut from the top of the ffep, presumably to remove a name, otherwise in very good condition. This is a very heavy book which will require extra postage: unpacked weight 2,100g. 20.00


14460. Rosair, David and Cottridge, David: Photographic Guide to the Waders of the World.

London: Bounty Books, 2004. 175 pp. 28.5 x 22.5 cm. "Detailed field descriptions of the 212 waders of the world. Over 700 colour photographs". Glazed pictorial boards in very good uncut dw. Christmas dedication on ffep. 15.00


6756. Ruttledge, Robert F: Ireland's Birds Their Distribution and Migrations.

London: H.F.& G. Witherby Ltd. 1st ed 1966. xv+207 pp. illustrated, map, very good in a slightly rubbed dustwrapper. A useful and comprehensive study with photographs taken to illustrate habitat. 25.00


13677. Slater, Pat: First Field Guide to Australian Birds.

Fortitude Valley: Steve Parish Publishing Pty Ltd, 1997. 56pp. 16.5 x 11.5 cm. Superb colour photography. Good condition. 10.00


18381. Stead, W. T.: The First Birdie Book. With Bewick's Engravings.

London: Review of Reviews Office, c1900. Books for the Bairns - No. 50, edited by W.T. Stead. (2) + 60 + (4) pp. 18 x 12 cm. Illustrated with 48 engravings. Index. Paper covers. Some wear, otherwise good. Copac lists only 1 copy, in the National Library of Scotland. 10.00


15760. The Amateur Mechanic & Work Handbooks.: Poultry Houses and Appliances.

London: Cassell and Company, 1933. 155 pp. 18.5 x 12 cm. 256 illustrations. Pictorial matt card covers. Covers a bit rubbed, but overall good. 10.00


8493. The London Natural History Society.: The London Bird Report number Thirty-Four for 1969.

London: The London Natural History Society 1969. 89 pp. illustrated, card covers, in very good condition. 5.00


13615. The Public Museums Liverpool: Handbook and Guide to the British Birds on Exhibition in The Lord Derby Natural History Museum, Liverpool.

Liverpool: The Public Museums Liverpool third edition 1932. 87 pp. 12 photographic plates, paper covers, showing a little wear but overall good. Liverpool pioneered the design and construction of habitat groups, as early as 1865. This is an interesting publication for museum display techniques. Liverpool museums were heavily damaged in the blitz which makes pre-war catalogues useful historically. 15.00


16904. Thomson, A. Landsborough: Britain's Birds and Their Nests.

London: W. & R. Chambers, Limited, 1910. xxviii+340 pp. 25.5 x 19 cms. Introduction by J. Arthur Thompson. Illustrated with 132 drawings in colour by George Rankin. Faded gold-blocked red boards. Spine proessionally relaid. Overall in fair/good condition. However this is a large heavy book which will require extra postage. Itseems to be scarce. 32.00


11836. Viney, Clive and Phillips, Karen: A Colour Guide to Hong Kong Birds.

Hong Kong: nd 1977 (?) 122 pp. illustrated, endpaper maps, card covers, name snipped off top of title page otherwise very good. 6.00


8836. Wardlaw Ramsay, Colonel R. G.: Guide to the Birds of Europe and North Africa.

London: Gurney and Jackson 1923. ix+355 pp. with a biographical memoir by William Eagle Clarke. In good condition. 10.00


11981. Wilson, Alexander and Bonaparte, Charles Lucian: American Ornithology; or the Natural History of the Birds of the United States.

Edinburgh: Constable and Co. and Hurst Chance and Co London 1831. Volume III only of four vols, 320 pp. two title pages, the first engraved, hardback, bears the stamp of Lisburn Literary Society founded 1851, bookseller label for Chas F. Collins Drogheda. Boards dusty, a little wear, spine label darkened, internally tight and clean, otherwise very good. 45.00


18010. Wilson, Mrs M. A.: The A B C Poultry Book.

London: Cassell, Petter, Galpin, & Co., (1880). Second edition. iv +109 + (4) pp. 16.5 x 11 cm. Matt boards printed blue. No dw. Rusted staples have stained spine, otherwise in good condition. Only 3 copies of this title are listed on Copac, so it appears to be a quite scarce title. Topics arranged alphabetically. Advertisements for books relevent to small-holders. 20.00

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