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1 A Bird in the Bush: A Social History of Birdwatching 1854109936 / 9781854109934
Stephen Moss
London: Aurum Press, 2004. 1st Edition
Hardcover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Near Fine. Near Fine Book 
Light blue cloth-effect paper covered boards, lettered in silver foil. Corners mildly bumped, otherwise nearly as issued. Short newspaper review taped to front flyleaf, short gift inscription on half-title. Dust jacket shows light shelf wear. [vii],375 pp., illus. w/ b&w plates. 3rd ptg. 040708 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2 A Birder's Guide to Florida 
Lane, James A.; Harold R. Holt (revisions)
Denver, CO: L & P Press [James A. Holt], 1984. Revised Edition
Original Wraps 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. VG+. 
Booklet, orange wraps, lettered/illus. in black. Sunned along binding fold and upper front cover, with partial moisture ring on back cover, otherwise only light handling wear. 160 pp., illus., maps. Former owner's signature along top edge of title page. 036349 
Price: 4.50 USD
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3 A Birder's Guide to Japan 0934797021 / 9780934797023
Robinson, Jane Washburn
Santa Monica, CA: Ibis Publishing Co., 1987. 1st Edition
Soft cover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Good. Book 
Stiff color pictorial wraps. Rubbed along joints, corner creases to covers. Square, firm binding. [vii],358 pp., illus. Former owner's signature/date on front flyleaf, a few notations to rear flyleaf. 040700 
Price: 7.50 USD
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4 A Century of Bird Life in Berks County, Pennsylvania 0965459411 / 9780965459419
Uhrich, William D. (editor); Earl L. Poole (illus.); James J. Brett (fwd.)
Reading/Wyomissing, PA: Reading Public Museum, 1997. First Edition
Cloth 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Fine. Near Fine 
Green cloth, lettered/illus. in gold foil. As issued. [viii],335 pp., illus. Color illus. dust jacket shows light shelf wear, now in archival mylar. Nicely preserved, gift-quality copy. 031925 
Price: 45.00 USD
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5 A Field Guide to Birds of Britain and Europe [5th Edition] [Peterson Field Guide Series] 0395669316 / 9780395669310
Mountfort, Guy; Hollum, P. A. D.; Peterson, Roger Tory
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1993. 1st Printing Thus
Hard Cover 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Fine. Near Fine 
Laminated paper covered boards. As issued. Color illus. dust jacket shows sunned spine panel, otherwise as issued. 261 pp. + maps, index at rear, illus. w/ color plates. 036367 
Price: 12.50 USD
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6 A Field Guide to the Birds of Australia 0691082774 / 9780691082776
Pizzey, Graham
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1980. First Edition
Cloth 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Near Fine. Near Fine Roy Doyle 
Green cloth, lettered in gold foil. Former owner's signature on upper front flyleaf, place and date on upper half-title in ink, otherwise unmarked; slight soiling along text block fore-edge, otherwise nearly as issued. Color illus. dust jacket shows very slight shelf wear, virtually as issued. 036345 
Price: 10.00 USD
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7 A Guide to Finding Birds in Mendocino County [California] 
Carter, Kris
Albion, CA: Kris K. Carter, 1998. 2nd Edition
Spiral Bound 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Near Fine. Book 
Spiral-bound, stiff illus. wraps. xii,13-147 pp., illus. Slight shelf/handling wear, nearly as issued. 036617 
Price: 40.00 USD
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8 A Guide to the Birds of Costa Rica 0801496004 / 9780801496004
Stiles, F. Gary, and Alexander F. Skutch
Ithaca, NY: Comstock Publishing Associates-Cornell University Press, 1989. 1st Edition
Soft cover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Fine. Book Dana Gardner 
Stiff color illus. wraps. 10th PB ptg. Essentially as issued, with square, uncreased binding, clean and unmarked interior. ix,511 pp., illus. w/ maps, 52 color plates, additional b&w illus. 039701 
Price: 10.00 USD
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9 A Guide to the Birds of Panama, with Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Honduras 0691025126 / 9780691025124
Ridgely, Robert S.; Gwynne, John A., Jr.
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1992. 2nd Edition
Soft cover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Good. Book 
Stiff color illus. wraps. xvi,535 pp., illus. w/ color plates. Extensively annotated inside front cover through dedication page, inside back cover, with short notes on some of the color plates and checkmarks scattered throughout text - clearly a copy used by an avid birder in the field. Mild handling wear with light cover creasing and bumped top rear corner. Still useful, with square, firm, uncreased binding. 036221 
Price: 25.00 USD
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10 A Hand-List of the Genera and Species of Birds [Nomenclator Avium Tum Fossilium Tum Viventium] [Volume I] 
Sharpe, R. Bowdler
London: Trustees of the British Museum, 1899. First Edition
Cloth 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Very Good. Ex-Library 
Brown cloth, ruled in blind, lettered in gilt on spine panel. De-accessioned from non-circulating museum library, lightly marked/stamped, handwritten call label on lower clear-coated spine panel (somewhat age-toned). Cloth has separated and been repaired along front joint; spine extremities are chipped and corners a bit rubbed/curled. xxi,303,20 pp. Volume I only. A few internal notations in pencil, else clean. Mounted on front flyleaf is a lengthy contemporary review, and hinged to the flyleaf is a presentation book plate from the Trustees of The British Museum; hinged to the rear flyleaf is an original mailing label addressed from The British Museum to the U.S. National Museum in Washington, D.C. and the Smithsonian Institution's stamp (invoice 1273). 013181 
Price: 75.00 USD
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11 A History of Birds [Animal Life: An Evolutionary Natural History, Vol. II] 
Pycraft, W. P.
London: Methuen and Co., 1910. First Edition
Decorative Cloth 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. VG+. Ex-Library 
Deaccessioned from non-circulating museum library, nominally marked/stamped, little actual wear, clear-coated spine panel (slightly age-toned) with handwritten call number on lower portion. Dark green cloth, lettered and illustrated in gilt. Modest shelf wear, no exterior library marks, a few book plates internally, with contemporary review of this publication mounted on to front pastedown and presentation slip indicating this to be a review copy mounted on front flyleaf ("Presentation Copy" stamp over publisher's imprint on title page). xxxi,458 pp., 31 pp. publisher's catalog at rear, 50 illus. in text, 36 sepia toned plates + color frontis. Clean text block. Overall, a nicely preserved copy. 011849 
Price: 25.00 USD
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12 A List of British Birds [Second Edition] 
A Committee of the British Ornithologists' Union (compilers)
London: British Ornithologists' Union, 1915. First Thus
Cloth 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Fair. Ex-Library 
Deaccessioned from non-circulating museum research library, nominally marked/stamped, rebound in dark red cloth, lettered in gilt. xxii,316 pp. (only), illus. title page. Lacking final entry (Lagopus, p. 317), 3 appendices, index--very curious that a museum library should have chosen to rebind an incomplete copy. Light shelf wear. Clean text block, firm binding. Solid Near Fine in terms of presentation, condition notes rebound status. Very durable reference copy, much preferable to the original binding (wraps). Please note incomplete status. 011023 
Price: 25.00 USD
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13 A Manual for the Identification of The Birds of Minnesota and Neighboring States [Revised] 
Roberts, Thomas S.
Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 1955. 1st Edition
Limp Cloth 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. VG+. Book 
Light blue limp cloth, lettered in black. Covers are mildly foxed, extending to several and early leaves, text block edges, otherwise only slight shelf/handling wear. xiv,459-758 pp., illus. w/ figures in text. Square, uncreased binding. 2nd ptg. (revised): 1965. 037134 
Price: 7.50 USD
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14 A Manual of the Ornithology of the United States and Canada. The Land Birds. 
Nuttall, Thomas
Boston, MA: Hilliard, Gray, and Company, 1840. Second Edition
Half-Leather 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Good. Not Issued Ex-Library 
Half-leather, burgundy cloth, lettered in gilt on spine panel. Deaccessioned from non-circulating museum research library, nominally marked/stamped. Front board detached and reattached with tape, boards exposed at corners, rear board virtually detached, thus best considered as binding copy. viii,832 pp., illus. w/ numerous wood engravings prefacing text. Clean text block, firm binding internally, fully intact excepting the first several leaves, which are detached from main text block but otherwise intact. 1st thus, of the Second Edition. Exterior Fair only, interior solid VG to VG+, thus overall grade of Good. 011015 
Price: 125.00 USD
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15 A Natural History of American Birds of Eastern and Central North America 
Forbush, Edward Howe; John Bichard May (revisions)
New York: Bramhall House, 1955. 
Cloth 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. VG-. No Jacket Louis Agassiz Fuertes, Allan Brooks, and Roger Tory Peterson 
Dark green cloth, lettered in blind (front cover) and gilt (spine panel). 5th ptg. thus. (E). Modest shelf wear, cloth somewhat spotted and/or lightly dampstained on front cover and along top rear edge only (not extending to interior), mildly rubbed corners and spine extremities. xxii,552 pp., illus. w/ 97 full page color plates. Text block edges a bit toned, front flyleaf lightly soiled, interior otherwise clean, with firm binding. Exterior Good to VG-, interior VG+ or better. 022926 
Price: 8.50 USD
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16 A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Southeast Asia: Including the Philippines and Borneo 9625934030 / 9789625934037
Strange, Morten
Hong Kong: Periplus Editions (HK) Ltd., 2000. First Edition
Soft Cover 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Very Good. 
Stiff color pictorial wraps. Mild shelf/handling wear, rubbed corners, a few light creases along a still-firm binding. 398 pp., illus. w/ color photographs. 036351 
Price: 10.00 USD
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17 A Pocket-Book of British Birds 
Elms, E. F. M.
London: West, Newman and Co., 1906. First Edition
Cloth 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. Very Good. Ex-Library 
De-accessioned from non-circulating museum library, minimally marked/stamped, handwritten call label on clear-coated spine panel (mildly age-toned). Light brown cloth, lettered in gilt, top edge in gilt. viii,150 pp., 10 pp. publisher's catalog + note blanks at rear. Slightly chipped/frayed at head of spine, modest handling wear. Endpapers somewhat toned, interior otherwise clean and bright. 013008 
Price: 25.00 USD
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18 A Review of Recent Attempts to Classify Birds; An Address Delivered Before the Second International Ornithological Congress on the 18th of May, 1891 
Sharpe, R. Bowdler
Budapest, Hungary: Hungarian Committee of II. International Ornithological Congress, 1891. First Edition
Cloth 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Very Good. Ex-Library 
De-accessioned from non-circulating museum library, minimally marked/stamped, handwritten call label on clear-coated spine panel (mildly age-toned). Red cloth, lettered in gilt, rebound, light shelf wear, modestly rubbed along joints. [ii],90 pp., illus. w/ 12 plates, including 2 fold-out. Text block very slightly toned, else fully intact. Text in English. A II-ik Congressus magyar bizottsaga [Hungarian Committee of II. International Ornithological Congress], Budapest, Hungarian National Museum. 013015 
Price: 150.00 USD
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19 A Vertebrate Fauna of Forth 
Rintoul, Leonora Jeffrey, and Evelyn V. Baxter
Edinburgh and London: Oliver and Boyd, 1935. First Edition
Cloth 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. VG+. Ex-Library 
Deaccessioned from non-circulating museum library, nominally marked/stamped, clear-coated spine panel (lightly age-toned) with hand-written call number on lower portion. Dark green cloth, lettered in gilt, with deckled edges, top edge in gilt. lv,397 pp., illus. with 18 b&w plates, foldout color map at rear. Only slight shelf wear. Complimentary publisher's slip laid in. 011966 
Price: 50.00 USD
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20 All the Birds of the Bible: Their Stories, Identifications, and Meaning 0879834684 / 9780879834685
Parmelee, Alice
New Canaan, CT: Keats Publishing, 1988. First Thus
Soft cover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Near Fine. Book 
Stiff dark blue illus. wraps, lettered in yellow and white. Light shelf wear, corners a bit rubbed. Square, uncreased binding, clean and unmarked interior. 279 pp., illus. w/ 70 b&w photographs. 040706 
Price: 20.00 USD
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21 American Pheasant Breeding and Shooting 
Quarles, E. A.
Wilmington, DE: Hercules Powder Co., 1916. 1st Edition
Original Wraps 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Very Good. Book 
Brown wraps, lettered in dark brown. Mild shelf/handling wear with a few light surface marks to covers, mild foxing to text block edges and inside covers. 132,[8] pp., 50 halftone illus. 038562 
Price: 10.00 USD
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22 Annual Report of the New Jersey State Museum [1902-1903]: A List of the Birds, Insects and Wood Specimens / A List of the Birds of New Jersey, with a Descripton of Each, and Illustrations, and the Law Protecting Birds 
Morse, S. R. (curator)
Trenton and Camden, NJ: New Jersey State Museum [Printed by John L. Murphy Publishing Co. (1902) and Sinnickson Chew & Sons (1903), 1903. First Edition
Buckram 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. VG+. Not Issued 
Dark blue buckram, gilt spine lettering. Ex-library, deaccessioned from non-circulating museum reference collection, lightly marked and stamped, clear-coated spine panel. Only slight shelf wear. 55,133 pp., two volumes (1902 and 1903) bound into one, illus. w/ b&w plates, several color plates, foldout map of New Jersey (1903 frontis.), large color foldout map of Port Leyden Quadrangle and color foldout plate of line sections (both laid in 1902 volume). Contents of 1902 annual include "A List of the Birds, Insects and Wood Specimens," of 1903 "A List of the Birds of New Jersey, with a Descripton of Each, and Illustrations, and the Law Protecting Birds" (occupying pp. 29-132 and accompanied by multiple b&w and several color plates, one of the b&w plates being somewhat creased). 011527 
Price: 17.50 USD
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23 Aristocrats of the Air [SIGNED] 
Knight, Capt. C. W. R. [Charles William Robert Knight], with Viscount Grey of Falladon (pref.)
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, First Thus
Decorative Cloth 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Very Good. No Jacket Ex-Library Signed by Author
Dark green cloth, lettered and with front panel bird device in gilt, ruled in blind. xii,164,[ii] pp., errata slip bound in, color frontis., 53 b&w plates. Deaccessioned from non-circulating museum library, nominally marked/stamped, little actual wear, clear-coated spine panel (slightly age-toned) with handwritten call number on lower portion. Endpapers a bit toned, occasional light toning toward fore-edges internally. Inscribed by author on title page. Scarce signed copy. 012032 
Price: 50.00 USD
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24 Audubon by Himself: A Profile of John James Audubon 
Ford, Alice (editor)
Garden City, NY: The Natural History Press for American Museum of Natural History, 1969. 1st Edition
Hardcover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Near Fine. Near Fine Book 
Black and orange cloth, lettered in gold foil. Minor binding lean, slight shelf wear. "Damaged" stamp on front flyleaf, with no evidence of damage whatsoever. Color illus. dust jacket shows light shelf wear, now in mylar. xi,276 pp., b&w plates. Stated first edition. 036259 
Price: 15.00 USD
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25 Beast, Bird and Flower: Novel and Interesting Accounts of Animal, Bird and Plant Life [The Everyday Library for Young People, Vol. IV] 
Mee, Arthur, and Holland Thompson (editors)
New York and London: The Grolier Society/Educational Book Co., 1924. 
Cloth 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Near Fine. 
Light gray cloth, light shelf wear. 336 pp., illus. w/ color plates, additional b&w illus. Former owner address stamp on front flyleaf. 009378 
Price: 7.50 USD
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