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BRITISH BIRDS OF PREY (NN 60)
Written by Leslie H. Brown.
Stock no. 1821607
Published by Bloomsbury. 1st thus 1989. Almost very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

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.

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BRITISH TITS (NN 62)
Written by Christopher M. Perrins.
Stock no. 1821606
Published by Collins. 1st 1979. Slightly better than very good condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

New Naturalist series. Green cloth boards. A study dealing with seven species of tit, including their social lives, intelligence, adaptiveness as well as the general behaviour and biology of these most popular of British birds. 16 b/w photos plus numerous diagrams. 304 pages includes index. ISBN: 0002195372. Name & date in ink to free front endpaper and an annotation. Otherwise contents fine.

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MONOGRAPH OF THE PARADISEIDAE OR BIRDS OF PARADISE AND PTILONORHYNCHIDAE, OR BOWER-BIRDS (2 VOLUMES)
Written by R. Bowdler Sharpe; David Attenborough.
Stock no. 2134432
Published by Folio Society. 2011. Fine condition.

Very large format. Green leather spine, with gilt title. Beautifully decorated front cover. Reproduced from a copy of the first edition, with digital photographs. Limited to 1000 numbered copies (for members). Also standard size book; green cloth with gilt title to spine; white title label to front cover - The Text. Absolutely Stunning set! This copy would make a wonderful gift. Slip cases are better than very good - a few marks. This is Copy No. 567.

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A THIRD BOOK OF BRITISH BIRDS AND THEIR NESTS
Written by Brian Vesey-Fitzgerald. Illustrated by Roland Green.
Stock no. 1320634
Published by Wills & Hepworth Ltd.. Circa 1961. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Ladybird series 536. Buff boards with colour vignette and titles. Colour illustrations. Spine and corners bumped. Foxing to textblock. Dustwrapper is edge worn and foxed. Last title listed on rear flap is What to look for in Winter.

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A SECOND BOOK OF BRITISH BIRDS AND THEIR NESTS
Written by Brian Vesey-Fitzgerald. Illustrated by Allen W. Seaby.
Stock no. 1320633
Published by Wills & Hepworth Ltd.. Circa 1958. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Ladybird Series 536. Buff boards with colour vignette and titles. Colour illustrations. Spine slightly bumped, a few small stains to lower edges of covers. Foxing to textblock. Dustwrapper is edge worn and stained at lower edges. Last title listed on rear flap is The Ladybird book of British Wild Animals.

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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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BRITISH BIRDS WITH THEIR NESTS AND EGGS IN SIX VOLUMES
Written by Arthur G. Butler. Illustrated by F.W. Frohawk.
Stock no. 1821323
Published by Brumby & Clarke, Limited. Circa 1900. Almost very good condition.

Large format. Green cloth spine & corners, gilt title to spine. Lighter green boards with gilt title to front. 24 colour plate pages of eggs spread across the different volumes at the front. Numerous b/w plates of the birds. Top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Boards grubby and marked. Spine & corners rubbed and worn. Volume 6 has a pin hole to front spine edge which pierces the spine and prelims at the margins. Volume 1 has a white circular label to front pastedown. Volume 3 has name and address in pencil to free front endpaper and small split to cloth of spine. Joints are cracked. Volume 2 has a small split to cloth at top front of spine. Scattered foxspots and a few grubby marks throughout. All 24 colour plates present.

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BIRD POEMS
Written by John Clare. Illustrated by Thomas Bewick.
Stock no. 1320492
Published by Folio Society. 1980. Slightly better than very good condition.

Light blue leather spine. Beige cloth. B/w wood engravings of birds by Bewick. Spine slightly browned. Contained in publisher's cream slipcase which is very slightly worn and grubby.

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FIELD GUIDE TO THE BIRDS OF BRITAIN
No author listed.
Stock no. 1821223
Published by Reader's Digest. 1982. Nearly fine condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Reader's Digest Nature Lover's Library. Oblong format. Colour illustrations. Reprint. Price-cut pictorial dustwrapper is faded to spine with a small nick to top of spine.

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RSPB COMPLETE BIRDS OF BRITAIN AND EUROPE
Written by Rob Hume.
Stock no. 1821213
Published by Dorling Kindersley. 1st 2002. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Large format. A photographic guide to over 500 species. Glazed pictorial boards. Colour photos & illustrations throughout. 480 pages including index. ISBN: 0751373540. Text block slightly grubby. Creasing to front joint (printers error). Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly edge-creased and edge-worn.

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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.

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THE KESTREL
Written by Andrew Village. Illustrated by Keith Brockie.
Stock no. 1820530
Published by T. & A.D. Poyser. 1st 1990. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

Black boards, gilt title and vignette to spine. B/w photos and illustrations. 352 pages including index. ISBN: 0856610542. Dustwrapper spine faded (as is usual for this title).

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