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Guide to the Gallery of Birds in the Department of Zoology, British Museum (Natural History)

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Trustees of the British Museum: 1910

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 011021

Condition: Good-VG


Deaccessioned from non-circulating museum research library, nominally marked/stamped, clear-coated spine panel (slightly toned). Green 1/4 cloth, printed green paper over boards. Rubbed along fore-edge with slight chipping to paper, corners a bit rounded. v,228,[ii] pp., illus. w/ 25 full page b&w plates. Clean text block and plates, generally firm binding though partially split at pp. 64/65. View more info

Birds: A Monthly Serial Designed to Promote Knowledge of Bird-Life [Volumes I-III (1897-98)]

By: N/A

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Chicago, IL, Nature Study Publishing Company: 1896

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011866

Condition: Near Fine


Deaccessioned from non-circulating museum library, nominally marked/stamped, little actual wear, clear-coated spine panel (slightly age-toned) with hand-written call number on lower portion. Bound in dark green cloth, with gilt lettering on spine panel (text block very slightly trimmed). Volumes 1-3 (1897-98), complete: Volume I Jan.-June 1897, 224 pp., continuously paginated, with index; Volume II July-Dec. 1897, 240 pp., continuously paginated; Volume III Jan.-June 189... View more info

Catalogue of Birds, Eggs and Nests -- Museum Greene Smith, Peterboro, NY, July 11, 1880

By: N/A

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Morrisville, NY, Greene Smith Museum [Printed at the Madison Observer Office]: 1881

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012044

Condition: VG+


Brown cloth, lettered in gilt on front panel. Deaccessioned from non-circulating museum library, nominally marked/stamped, clear-coated spine panel (slightly age-toned) with handwritten call number on lower portion. Modest shelf wear, lightly rubbed corners and spine extremities. 162 pp. Clean interior, firm binding. Very scarce. View more info

Bird Tales

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston, MA, Lothrop Publishing Co.: 1889

Seller ID: 018015

Condition: Very Good


Red 1/4 cloth, color lithographed paper covered boards. Cloth is mildly faded; rubbed edges, with exposure and some layering at corners, overall still presentable. Firm binding, clean interior. Unpaginated, approx. [96] pp., illus. within text, some full-page plates. Better than average, given age and status as children's book. View more info

John James Audubon: The Birds of America [Sotheby's New York Sale 5279, 28-29 Jan. 1985]

By: N/A

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, Sotheby's: 1985

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 044556

Condition: Near Fine


Stiff color illus. wraps. 435 catalogued lots, all illus. in b&w, w/ 20 color plates. Slightly rubbed corners, light creasing to top rear corner. View more info

A List of British Birds [Second Edition]

By: A Committee of the British Ornithologists' Union (compilers)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, British Ornithologists' Union: 1915

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 011023

Condition: Fair


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 pr... View more info

Birds of the Caribbean

By: Allen, Robert Porter

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Studio Book/Viking Press: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009617

Condition: Fine


Light green cloth, decorated and lettered in gold foil. Essentially as issued. Dust jacket shows slight peeling of surface laminate on portion of front panel, light shelf wear, now in Brodart sleeve. 256 pp., many full-color plates. View more info

Parrots in the City: One Bird's Struggle For a Place on the Planet

By: Athan, Mattie Sue; Davey, Jon-Mark; Davey, JoAnn with Mattie Sue Athan

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Booklocker.com, Inc. for Quaker Parakeet Society: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 034504

ISBN: 159113563X

Condition: Fine


Stiff color illus. wraps. Mere hints of rubbing at corners, with slight binding lean original to issue. xvi,134 pp., illus. Very scarce. View more info

The Minnesota River Valley Birding Trail: A Guide to Great Birding Along the Minnesota River (Audobon Minnesota: An Audobon Birding Guide)

By: Audubon Minnesota

Price: $25.00

Publisher: National Audubon Society: 2007

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 042644

ISBN: 0978790812

Condition: Near Fine


Stiff color pictorial wraps. 142 pp., illus. w/ color photographs. Slight shelf wear, virtually as issued. View more info

The Audubon Magazine Vol. I, No. 1 (Feb. 1887) [FACSIMILE REPRINT]

By: Audubon, John James

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Audubon Magazine: 1987

Edition: Facsimile Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 021574

Condition: Near Fine


Light gray wraps, printed in blue. Booklet, stapled binding. 24 pp. Facsimile reprint of the inaugural issue of Audubon Magazine, originally issued by the Forest and Stream Publishing Co., New York. This facsimile was issued as a supplement to the March 1987 issue of Audubon. Light shelf/handling wear. View more info

The Complete Audubon: A Precise Replica of the Complete Works of John James Audubon comprising The Birds of America (1840-44) and the Quadrupeds of North America (1851-54) in their entirety [Vols. I, II, III, IV, V - Complete in 5 Volumes, Slipcased] [75th Anniversary Edition]

By: Audubon, John James

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Kent, Volair Books for the National Audubon Society: 1979

Edition: Facsimile Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 038905

ISBN: 093148037X

Condition: Near Fine


Complete in five (5) volumes, uniformly bound in tan 1/4 buckram, brown paper covered boards, gold foil on brown compartments on spines, gold foil facsimile signature stamped on lower front cover of each volume. Volumes show light shelf/handling wear with mild toning to top text block edges (Vol. I showing minor soiling near binding edge), light edge wear, Vols. II and IV with neatly mended short closed tears at heads of spine, Vol. III cloth lightly creased along spine... View more info

Wildfowl Art: Carvings from the Ward World Championship

By: Aziz, Laurel (text); Ernie Sparks (photographs)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Willowdale, Ontario, Canada, Firefly Books: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 023028

ISBN: 1552090434

Condition: Fine


Tan cloth-effect paper-covered boards, lettered in gold foil. Basically as issued. Dust jacket shows slight surface rubbing, nearly as issued, now in archival mylar. 119 pp., illus. w/ color plates. View more info

Vögel und Blumen: Japanische Meisterholzschnitte [Vogel und Blumen]

By: Bairei, Kono; Dr. Heinrich Dathe (notes); Dr. Kate Finsterbusch (afterword); Prof. Dr. Eduard Erkes

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Germany, Verlag Ernst Wunderlich: 1952

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 037464

Condition: Near Fine


Tan 1/4 cloth, illus. paper covered cardstock boards. Stated 1.-10. Tausend. vii,62 pp., illus. w/ 42 grayscale ornithological plates with orange accents. Slight shelf wear, text block a bit toned by age. Illus. dust jacket shows light wear and mild age toning, now in mylar. View more info

Wild Bird Guests: How to Entertain Them, With Chapters on the Destruction of Birds, Their Economic and Aesthetic Values, Suggestions for Dealing with Their Enemies, and on the Organization and Management of Bird Clubs

By: Baynes, Ernest Harold

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton and Co.: 1915

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011011

Condition: VG+


First edition, with matching dates, this copy complete but not containing the Preface by Theodore Roosevelt -- possibly added to later states of the first edition? Brown cloth, illustrated and lettered in gilt. Deaccessioned from non-circulating museum research library, nominally marked/stamped, clear-coated spine panel. Only slight shelf wear, with clean text block, firm binding. xviii,326 pp., illus. w/ 50 photogravure illustrations from photographs. A contemporary rev... View more info

Nests: Fifty Nests and the Birds that Built Them

By: Beals, Sharon; Scott Weidensaul (intro.); Jack Dumbacher and Maureen Flannery (fwd.)

Price: $18.50

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, Chronicle Books: 2011

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 044287

ISBN: 0811877582

Condition: Fine


Light green paper covered boards, lettered in black. As issued. Color pictorial dust jacket shows light surface rubbing, otherwise as issued, now in mylar. 120 pp., illus. w/ color plates. View more info

Tropical Wild Life in British Guiana [Volume I]

By: Beebe, William, G. Inness Hartley, and Paul G. Howes [Col. Theodore Roosevelt (intro.)]

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, New York Zoological Society: 1917

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012215

Condition: Very Good


Dark green cloth, illus. and lettered in gilt. Deaccessioned from non-circulating museum library, minimally marked/stamped, clear-coated spine panel with handwritten call label on lower spine panel. Lightly rubbed at corners and spine extremities. Contemporary review mounted on front endpapers. 504 pp., illus. w/ 143 figures, including photographs and line drawings, 4 color plates. Volume I only (all published). View more info

Hunting the Long-Tailed Bird

By: Bell, Bob

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Hawthorn Books: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 023983

ISBN: 0801538378

Condition: VG+


Color illus. stiff wraps. Light shelf wear, mildly creased but firm and square binding. Short gift inscription inside front cover. vii,212 pp., illus. View more info

Life Histories of North American Marsh Birds

By: Bent, Arthur Cleveland

Price: $6.50

Publisher: New York, Dover: 1963

Seller ID: 014220

ISBN: 0486210820

Condition: Very Good


Unabridged republication of the 1st (1926) edition. xii,392 pp., 98 full page plates. Bibliography, index. One crease to spine, several light cover creases, wear at corners. View more info

Life Histories of North American Cuckoos, Goatsuckers, Hummingbirds and Their Allies/Two Volumes Bound As One

By: Bent, Arthur Cleveland

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Dover: 1989

Seller ID: 014222

ISBN: 0486260291

Condition: Good-VG


Unabridged republication of the 1st (1946) edition. xvii,506 pp., 73 full page plates, 135 photos. One-volume edition. Bibliography, index. Rubbed edges and joints, several light cover creases, modest binding lean. Clean interior. View more info

Birds of Jamaica

By: Bernal, Frank (text, paintings)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Kingston, Jamaica, Heinemann Publishers (Caribbean) Ltd.: 1989

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 040787

ISBN: 976605097X

Condition: Fine


Blue cloth, lettered in gold foil. Very slightly rubbed corners and extremities, essentially as issued. Color illus. dust jacket shows light shelf wear, now in mylar. xvi,112 pp., illus. 48 full-color plates. View more info

A Geographical and Comparative List of the Birds of Europe and North America

By: Bonaparte, Charles Lucian, Prince of Musignano

Price: $250.00

Publisher: London, John Van Voorst: 1838

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 045726

Condition: Very Good


Dark green cloth, lettered in gilt. Ex-library copy from non-circulating institutional library, spine and joints clear-coated, with handwritten call label on lower spine, two book plates mounted on front fixed endpaper. vii,68,[4] pp. Cloth split and neatly mended along upper front joint. Front flyleaf slightly chipped along fore-edge and with minor loss to top corner. View more info

A Geographical and Comparative List of the Birds of Europe and North America

By: Bonaparte, Charles Lucian, Prince of Musignano

Price: $150.00

Publisher: London, John Van Voorst: 1838

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 045893

Condition: Good


Dark green cloth, lettered in gilt. Horizontal crease/bend to upper front board, with mended separation of cloth along upper front joint, otherwise modest shelf wear. Toned endpapers, clean interior. vii,68,[4] pp. Scarce. View more info

Birds of the West Indies [5th American Edition]

By: Bond, James

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 1985

Edition: 1st Printing Thus

Seller ID: 036354

ISBN: 0395074312

Condition: Near Fine


Green cloth, lettered/illus. in dark green. Mild shelf wear, spine panel cloth a bit sunned, one small blemish to front cover cloth. Former owner's signature along top edge of front flyleaf, and her annotations to blank verso of same, otherwise unmarked. 256 pp., endpaper maps, color plates, additional illus. in text. View more info

One Man's Island: Paintings and Sketches from the Isle of May

By: Brockie, Keith

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London and Melbourne, J.M.Dent & Sons Ltd: 1984

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 036226

ISBN: 0460046128

Condition: Fine


Light gray cloth-effect paper covered boards, lettered in gold foil. As issued. Color illus. dust jacket as issued, now in mylar. Signed by author on half-title, full signature, no inscription or date. 2nd ptg.: 1985. [xxv],151 pp., illus. in color, also color photographs. View more info

Hawks Aloft: The Story of Hawk Mountain [1979 Memorial Edition]

By: Broun, Maurice; Roger Tory Peterson (intro.); Michael Harwood and Joseph W. Taylor (prefaces)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Kempton, PA, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Association: 1979

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 041077

Condition: Very Good


Stiff light blue pictorial wraps. 1st ptg. thus (of 1979 memorial edition, published in commemoration of the life and accomplishments of author Maurice Brown); originally issued in 1949. xxix,222 pp., illus. w/ b&w photographs. Surface rubbing to covers. Square, uncreased binding, clean and unmarked interior. View more info