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NATURAL HISTORY

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THE BUZZARD
Written by Colin R. Tubbs.
Stock no. 1816584
Published by David & Charles. 1976. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Brown boards. An excellent account of the ecology and history of the Buzzard in Britain. Interest is also focused on territorial behaviour which throws up some interesting anomalies. B/w photographs & maps. ISBN: 0715363239. Name & address in ink to front pastedown mostly covered over by front flap of dustwrapper. Brown pictorial dustwrapper is faded at spine.

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ARCTIC SUMMER
Written by Richard Vaughan.
Stock no. 1816583
Published by Anthony Nelson Ltd.. 1st 1979. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

B/w photos. Birds in North Norway. ISBN: 0904614018.

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KENZIE THE WILD-GOOSE MAN
Written by Colin Willock. Illustrated by Mackenzie Thorpe; John Lathey.
Stock no. 1816582
Published by The Country Book Club. 1st thus 1972. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

'Kenzie' Thorpe, not only one of the most successful lone-wolf poachers of all time, but also a superb practical naturalist and supreme authority on the packs of pinkfoot geese that visit the wash each winter. Red boards, gilt title to spine. B/w chapter headers. Foxing to text block. White pictorial dustwrapper is browned and grubby.

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LOOKING FOR THE GOSHAWK
Written by Conor Mark Jameson.
Stock no. 1816581
Published by Bloomsbury. 1st 2013. Fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.

A compelling journey in search of an elusive bird. Black covers, gilt title to spine. 368 pages including index. ISBN: 9781408164877.

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KAI: HAWKING IN BRITAIN WITH A REDTAIL
Written by Tim Borrill.
Stock no. 1816580
Published by Pembertons Publishing. 1st 2010. Fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.

Kai was bred in an aviary in Oxfordshire and delivered to her new come in a cardboard box. She was trained over a period of months and then began a highly successful career as a hunting hawk. She is now 13 years old. Kai is a redtailed Hawk and this is her story... Black boards, gilt title to spine. Colour photos. 246 pages. ISBN: 9780956533203. Previous bookseller's gold address label to front flap of dustwrapper.

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NATURAL WORLDS
Written by Rick Archbold. Illustrated by Robert Bateman.
Stock no. 2127948
Published by Swan Hill Press. 1st 1996. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Large oblong format. Black boards, gilt titles. Remarkably gifted as a painter and naturalist, Robert Bateman is undoubtedly the most celebrated wildlife artist working today. Stunning colour illustrations by the artist! ISBN: 1853107972. Light page edge browning; odd foxspot. Wrapper is edge-creased with a faded spine.

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THE MITCHELL BEAZLEY WORLD ATLAS OF BIRDS
No author listed.
Stock no. 2127947
Published by Mitchell Beazley Publishers. Circa 1974. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Large format. Pale blue/grey cloth with gilt title to spine. Exquisite colour illustrations throughout. ISBN: 0855330422. Bookplate to front pastedown. From the personal library of Bryan L. Sage, distinguished naturalist and author. Small glue mark to front endpaper. Wrapper is edge-creased with a few small chips; some browning to spine. Pictorial slip case is very good; just browned.

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BIRD ATLAS 2007-11 THE BREEDING AND WINTERING BIRDS OF BRITAIN AND IRELAND
Written by Dawn Balmer; Simon Gillings; Brian Caffrey; Bob Swann; Iain Downie; Rob Fuller; et al.
Stock no. 2127946
Published by Bto Books. 1st 2013. Very good condition.

Large format. Colour pictorial boards. Heavy volume! Colour photography and illustrations throughout. ISBN: 9781908581280. Browning to cover edges. Small chip/split to bottom of spine. Page edge browning. Contents are still excellent!

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A NEW DICTIONARY OF BIRDS
Written by A. Landsborough Thomson.
Stock no. 2127943
Published by Thomas Nelson & Sons. 2nd 1965. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Second edition. Maroon boards, gilt title to spine. Large format. Colour and b/w photos. 928 pages. An aid to scientific study and an indispensible reference book for all naturalists. A few marks to covers; wear along edges. Grubby marks and foxing to outer page edges. Bookplate to front pastedown. From the personal library of Bryan L. Sage, distinguished naturalist and author. Wrapper is price-cut with edge-tears and chips; a little loss; some spotting.

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THE GOLDEN EAGLE AQUILA CHRYSAETUS
Written by G.T. Wilkinson. Illustrated by G.T. Wilkinson.
Stock no. 2127942
Circa 1989. Very good condition.

Large format. Green cloth boards, gilt title to spine, vignette to front cover. Tipped-in colour plates, by the author, with b/w photos. Privately printed edition. Some light bumping and wear to spine and corners. Bookplate to front pastedown. From the personal library of Bryan L. Sage, distinguished naturalist and author. A few marks to half-title page. Some foxspots to outer page edges.

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RARE BIRDS IN BRITAIN 1800-1990
Written by Lee G.R. Evans.
Stock no. 2127941
Published by Lgre Publications Ltd. 1st 1994. Very good condition.

Large format. Card wraps. Limited edition to 3,500. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 1898918007. SIGNED by author (appears to be printed) to certification label to title page. This is Copy No. 0605. Some light creasing to cover corners. Bookplate to inside front cover. From the personal library of Bryan L. Sage, distinguished naturalist and author. Foxing to outer page edges.

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ELEPHANT BILL
Written by J.H. Williams.
Stock no. 2127861
Published by Rupert Hart-Davis. 1950. Almost very good condition.

Green cloth, gilt title to spine. The variety of animals and birds used in the XIVth Army in war-torn Burma included pigeons, dogs, ponies, mules, horses, bullocks, buffaloes and elephants. It was the elephant that held a special place in the soldiers' esteem. This is the story of James Howard Williams, famous as 'Elephant Bill'. B/w photos and illustrations throughout. 319 pages. Spine is browned, with a few chips to top. Corners are bumped. Some uneven fading and marks to covers. Inscription in ink to front pastedown. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. Fold-out map has a few inch tear.

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