BIRDS OF PREY
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Large oblong format. Black cloth, silver title to spine. Stunning colour illustrations and colour photos. ISBN: 0719555140. Some marks to covers; a few small bumps along edges and corners. Page edge browning. Inscription in ink to half-title page. Wrapper is price-cut with browning; 1" closed tear to one corner.
POPULATION ECOLOGY OF RAPTORS
Written by Ian Newton. Illustrated by Jim Gammie.
Stock no. 1822370
Published by T. & A.D. Poyser. 1st 1979. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Concerning all aspects of population regulation in diurnal birds of prey, their social behaviour, dispersion, numbers, movements, breeding and mortality. B/w photos and illustrations. ISBN: 0856610232. Light vertical crease to prelims. Light stain to gutter edge of a few pages (not affecting text). White pictorial dustwrapper is lightly creased and is faded to spine (normal for this publication).
FALCONRY: CELEBRATING A LIVING HERITAGE
Written by Javier Ceballos.
Stock no. 2135369
Published by Motivate Publishing. 1st UAE 2009. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Large oblong format. Glazed pictorial boards. Colour photos. ISBN: 9781860632761. Contents are excellent! Wrapper has some edge-creasing with a 1" closed tear to rear panel and sticky label.
The White-tailed Sea Eagle is a magnificent and pwerful bird of prey which until early last century was not uncommon in the British Isles, especially on the Scottish coast. This book is about a concerted attempt to reintroduce the bird to its former haunts by a programme of controlled releases on the Isle of Rum where the author lives. Green/blue cloth boards, silver title to spine. B/w illustrations and photos. ISBN: 0521255139. Spine faded. Large bookplate to front pastedown. Blue dustwrapper is lightly browned at spine and top margins.
New Naturalist series. A comprehensive natural history of the four British breeding falcons - the Peregrine, Kestrel, Hobby and Merlin. Green cloth boards, gilt title to spine. Blue endpapers with dark grey 'NN' repeating pattern. Colour photos & graphs. ISBN: 9780007511419. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly creased at top edge and lightly scuffed to rear panel.
A New Naturalist publication. A study of Britain's 24 diurnal raptors.16 b/w plates, with 15 plates including at least 2 photographic studies. This book contains a wealth of scientific information on 15 resident, 7 vagrant and 2 migrant species of eagles, falcons, hawks and vultures in Britain. The detailed tables, maps, figures and bibliography indicate the depth of research in this study. Cream boards, gilt title to spine. ISBN: 1870630637. A few small marks to rear board and more marks to corresponding area of inside of dustwrapper. Text block browned and grubby. Pale foxing to endpapers. A few grubby margin marks. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly edge-worn and rubbed at corners.
EAGLES, HAWKS AND FALCONS OF THE WORLD (2 VOLUMES)
Written by Leslie H. Brown; Dean Amadon. Illustrated by Roger Tory Peterson; et al..
Stock no. 1820533
Published by Country Life. 1979. Nearly fine condition.
Large format. 125 full-colour paintings. Brown/terracotta cloth boards, gilt titles and vignette. ISBN: 060043124X. Contained in publisher's slipcase with large brown pictorial onlay to all sides which is scuffed and rubbed at edges.
Colour and b/w photos. ISBN: 0434089109. Spine and cover edges are faded. Browning to endpapers and outer page edges. Wrapper is browned with some markings; edge-creased.
Green cloth, black titles. B/w photos. 111 pages. Some page browning and foxspots.
2nd edition. Covering all aspects of the sport, with chapters on: history, the birds themselves, training, housing, tools and equipment, equipment to be fitted to the bird, hoods and hooding, handling the new arrival, condition, manning and early training, flying free and getting fit, flying falcons out of the hood, flying short-wings, merlins, game hawking, moulting, imping and coping, lost hawks, hack and hacking back, dogs for hawking and making hoods, bells, bags and gloves. Blue boards, gilt title to spine. Colour and b/w photos. Colour illustrations. 352 pages including index. ISBN: 0713455551. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Some foxspots to outer page edges. Wrapper is price-cut with edge-creasing; repaired closed tear to top of spine.
A monograph. Brown boards, gilt title to spine. Colour plates & b/w illustrations. ISBN: 1900159708.
A 'New Naturalist' publication. Green cloth. A study of Britain's 24 diurnal raptors.16 b/w plates, with 15 plates including at least 2 photographic studies. This book contains a wealth of scientific information on 15 resident, 7 vagrant and 2 migrant species of eagles, falcons, hawks and vultures in Britain. The detailed tables, maps, figures and bibliography indicate the depth of research in this study. ISBN: 0002194058. Some foxspots to outer page edges. Wrapper is price-cut and has clear adhesive film covering it and stuck to verso at edges (done by publisher). Wrapper spine is also faded.