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HUMMINGBIRDS OF THE CARIBBEAN
Written by Esther Quesada Tyrell.
Stock no. 1823712
Published by Crown Publishers. 1st 1990. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
A stunning, easy-to-read book that combines the best in bird photography with the most complete and informative text on hummingbirds of the Caribbean. Large format. Blue cloth boards, gilt title to spine. Colour photos. xv and 238 pages including index. ISBN: 0517573687. Top & tail of spine lightly bumped. Contents clean. Pictorial dustwrapper is a little grubby.
THE BARN OWL
Written by D.S. Bunn; A.B. Warburton; R.D.S. Wilson. Illustrated by Ian Willis.
Stock no. 1823708
Published by T. & A.D. Poyser. 1st 1982. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.
The product of almost 40 years field work. Black boards, gilt title & owl vignette to spine. Colour frontis & b/w plates, b/w illustrations. 264 pages including index. ISBN: 0856610321. A nice copy in white pictorial dustwrapper which has a few minor marks.
Large format. 70 full colour illustrations. 283 duotones, 646 silhouettes and 425 range maps. ISBN: 0517067889. Wrapper is edge-creased with a little browning. A few marks to outer page edges.
Light blue leather spine. Beige cloth. B/w wood engravings of birds by Bewick. Page browning. Slip case is very good - some browning/fading to edges.
Analysing and comparing 17th century illustrations along with eye-witness accounts, the book reconstructs an accurate portrait of the Dodo. Slightly oblong format. Glazed pictorial boards. Colour and b/w illustrations. 118 pages. ISBN: 9072736265. A few small knocks along cover edges. Contents are still excellent!
Glazed pictorial boards. Oxford Ornithology Series. B/w diagrams and photos. ISBN: 9780198566038. 2nd printing. Bumping to spine and corners. A few marks to covers. Contents are still excellent.
Dark blue cloth, gilt titles and decorative border. 16 colour and 16 b/w plates, as well as b/w chapter headings. 224 pages. Bumping and wear to spine and corners; some chipping to corners.; split to side of spine. Large damp mark to rear cover. Foxing and browning.
Fawn cloth with gilt titles to spine and front cover. Top edge gilt. Yellow, green and orange decoration to spine; 51 tissue-guarded colour plates as well as 11 line drawings in text. 2 page original booklist to rear. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. A few marks to covers. Black mark to top edge of outer page edges (over gilt). Joints are a little cracked. Small damp marks along top edge and bottom corner of front endpaper. Some foxing and marks throughout. Light browning to plate margins.
COLLINS GUIDE: BIRDS OF RUSSIA
Written by Algirdas Knystautas.
Stock no. 2137372
Published by Harper Collins. 1st 1993. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
A journey into the marvellously rich and fascinating world of the former Soviet Union, discussing the physical geography of the area and a general introduction to the bird fauna, highlighting how the varied geography has influenced which birds occur where. Green boards, gilt title to spine. Colour & b/w photos. ISBN: 0002199130. SIGNED by author to title page. Wrapper spine is faded.
BIRDS OF THE SALTON SEA: STATUS, BIOGEOGRAPHY, AND ECOLOGY
Written by Michael A. Pattenden; Guy McCaskie; Philip Unitt.
Stock no. 1823510
Published by University of California Press. 1st 2004. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.
The Salton Sea, California's largest inland lake, supports a spectacular bird population that is among the most concentrated and diverse in the world. Sadly, this crucial stopover along the Pacific Flyway for migratory and wintering shorebirds, landbirds, and waterfowl is dangerously close to collapse from several environmental threats. This book describes more than 450 species and subspecies. Grey cloth boards, green title to spine. B/w photos. ISBN: 0520235932. Black pictorial dustwrapper is lightly scuffed.
With a new foreword by Jonathan Weiner. Cardwraps. 492 pages. B/w drawings and photos. Princeton Science Library. ISBN: 0691048665. Minimal rubbing to corners. Very light, dusty mark to base of textblock.
Card wraps. B/w maps. IWRB Publication 27. ISBN: 0950573132. A few light marks to covers.