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BRITISH BIRDS AND THEIR NESTS
Written by Brian Vesey-Fitzgerald. Illustrated by Allen W. Seaby.
Stock no. 1320632
Published by Wills & Hepworth Ltd.. Circa 1961. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Ladybird Series 536. Buff boards with colour vignette and titles. Colour illustrations. Spine and corners bumped. Light browning to spine and a little mark to rear cover. Crease to front free-endpaper. Some foxing and other marks to contents. Dustwrapper is edge worn, mark to rear panel and mark to front panel which is visible on verso only. Last title listed on rear flap is What to look for in Winter.

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THE ADVENTURES OF TOMMY TITMOUSE
Written by Reginald Harrison. Illustrated by Reginald Harrison.
Stock no. 1320452
Published by A. & C. Black Ltd.. 1st 1940. Very good condition in a fair dustwrapper.

Small format. Buff boards with black titles and blue Titmouse vignette to front cover. 60 pages. Colour frontis, b/w illustrations throughout. Boards are a little warped. Some light foxing. Dustwrapper is grubby with light stains. Loss to wrapper edges and to lower half of spine, extensive tape repairs on verso of wrapper.

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THE LIFE OF BIRDS
Written by Quentin Blake. Illustrated by Quentin Blake.
Stock no. 1320309
Published by Doubleday. 1st 2005. Fine condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

Wonderfully acute observations of how birds behave become a commentary - kindly, but penetrating - on human nature. The pictures in this book are bigger, broader, and more sombre, but no less lively than Blake's much-loved and hugely admired children's book illustrations. Oblong format. Lilac cloth, black title to spine. 59 pages. ISBN: 038560985X. SIGNED by Quentin Blake to the front free-endpaper. Dustwrapper is slightly edge rubbed and just a tiny bit grubby.

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BIRD STORIES OLD AND NEW, TOLD IN PICTURES AND PROSE
Written by Harrison Weir. Illustrated by Harrison Weir.
Stock no. 1319206
Published by Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. Circa 1887. Good condition.

Cloth spine. Pale peach pictorial boards. 63 pages. B/w illustrations. Covers are edge worn and a bit grubby. Light damp stains to edges of front pastedown. Endpapers lightly browned and foxed. Grubby fingermarks to some pages.

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THE NIGHTINGALE
Written by Margaret Baker. Illustrated by Mary Baker.
Stock no. 1318805
Published by Shakespeare Head Press. 1st 1944. Almost very good condition.

Orange cloth with nightingale silhouette to front cover. Black titles to spine. Pictorial endpapers. Charming silhouette illustrations throughout. Spine and corners bumped and worn. Covers discoloured and slightly grubby. Child's pretend library markings (in ink) to rear free-endpaper. Some marks to page margins.

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THE BIRDS IN OUR WOOD
Written by George A.B. Dewar. Illustrated by Edward Neale.
Stock no. 1817640
Published by Lawrence And Bullen Ltd.. Circa 1905. Very good condition.

Green cloth boards with gilt title to spine and pictorial front board. 8 colour plates with tissue guards. Top edge gilt. Spine & corners lightly rubbed. Gift inscription in ink to front endpaper. Scattered foxing throughout. Foxing to tissue guards and faint on some plates.

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CHIRP AND CHATTER
Written by Alice Banks. Illustrated by Gordon Browne.
Stock no. 2130158
Published by Blackie & Son Ltd.. Circa 1922. Good condition.

Red pictorial cloth, gilt titles. With 54 b/w illustrations by Browne. Bumping and wear to spine and corners; a few nicks and chips. Fading to spine; marks to covers, including cup ring mark to front cover. Inscription in ink to half-title page. Foxing and margin marks.

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THE TRUMPET OF THE SWAN
Written by E.B. White. Illustrated by Edward Frascino.
Stock no. 1816548
Published by Harper & Row. 1st USA 1970. Almost very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

The story of a boy and a trumpeter swan who had no voice. Blue cloth. B/w illustrations. Boards mottled by damp (not too heavy). Faint inscription in pencil to blue front endpaper. Contents clean. Price-cut pictorial dustwrapper has surface paper loss to lower front panel (probably caused by the removal of a label) and is edge-worn with a few small chips and closed tears.

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BOBBY ROBIN AND THE WORM
Written by Robert Hartman. Illustrated by Robert Hartman.
Stock no. 1816520
Published by Morrison & Gibb Ltd.. Almost very good condition.

A Buffin Book. Stiff card covers. Colour illustrations. Spine rubbed with loss of surface paper. Board edges rubbed, covers scuffed. Light erasure mark to inside front cover. A few light marks and creases to contents.

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BEN THE BULLFINCH
Written by BB. Illustrated by BB.
Stock no. 2126106
Published by Hamish Hamilton. 1st 1957. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Ben and Biddy, the two bullfinches, were found in the middle of the road, too young to move. Sheila and Peter took them home to feed and look after them... Yellow boards, blue title to spine and vignette of a reindeer to front cover. Lovely b/w illustrations. 119 pages. A Hamish Hamilton Reindeer book. Bumping to spine and corners; a couple of small nicks. Indentation mark to spine. Some foxing to pages throughout. Wrapper is edge-creased with some chips and tears; damp marked in places; with some other marks, especially to rear panel.

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THE COOL RIDE IN THE SKY
Written by Diane Wolkstein. Illustrated by Paul Galdone.
Stock no. 1814296
Published by World's Work. 1st 1973. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

An adaption of the tale 'Straighten Up and Fly Right'. A sly buzzard entices one animal after another into taking a "cool ride" with him. Then the monkey, wanting to protect his friends, devises a plan to force the buzzard to "straighten up and fly right." Matt pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. ISBN: 0437860205. Gift inscription in ink to front endpaper. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly creased at edges.

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THE BOOK OF BABY BIRDS
Written by Florence E. Dugdale. Illustrated by Edward J. Detmold.
Stock no. 1507451
Published by Henry Frowde; Hodder & Stoughton. circa 1913. Good condition.

Large format. Beige cloth spine with brown title. Cream paper boards with circular pictorial onlay of a small chick. 19 mounted colour plates of baby birds. 120 pages. Covers are very worn, picture on onlay is completely worn away. Spine has been rebacked and there are new endpapers. Covers grubby with some browning. Ink inscription to half-title page. A few marks and a little foxing to contents but many pages are clean. All plates are present, pages on which warbler and yellow hammer plates are mounted have been reinserted, edges are grubby. Crease to frontis page but not to plate.

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