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THE RESCUE OF BAT 21
Written by Darrel D. Whitcomb.
Stock no. 1814438
Published by Naval Institute Press. Circa 1998. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

When his electronic warfare plane, call sign Bat 21, was shot down on 2 April 1972, fifty-three-year-old Air Force navigator Iceal "Gene" Hambleton parachuted into the middle of a North Vietnamese invasion force and set off the biggest and most controversial air rescue effort of the Vietnam War. Here the astonishing story of that dangerous and costly rescue is revealed by a decorated Air Force Pilot and Vietnam veteran. Red cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. ISBN: 1557509468. 2nd printing. Photograph of PO Nguyen Van Kiet and his wife (mentioned and highlighted on page 98) stuck to front pastedown. Dustwrapper lightly scuffed.
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FLIGHT IDENTIFICATION OF RAPTORS OF EUROPE, NORTH AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST
Written by Dick Forsman.
Stock no. 1814437
Published by Christopher Helm. Circa 2016. Fine condition.

Helm Identification Guides. Glazed boards. Colour photos. 544 pages. ISBN: 9781472913616. Third printing.
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ISLAND LIFE OR THE PHENOMENA AND CAUSES OF INSULAR FAUNAS AND FLORAS
Written by Alfred Russel Wallace.
Stock no. 1814436
Published by University of Chicago Press. 1st thus 2013. Slightly better than very good condition.

Including a Revision and Attempted Solution of the Problem of Geological Climates. This is a facsimile of the 1880 edition published by Macmillan. Blue cardwraps. ISBN: 9780226045030. Previous owner's small address label and small name in ink to half-title page.
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THE HELM DICTIONARY OF SCIENTIFIC BIRD NAMES FROM AALGE TO ZUSII
Written by James A. Jobling.
Stock no. 1814435
Published by Christopher Helm. 2011. Fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.

A work of reference listing the generic, specific and subspecific names of every form of bird in the world - some 20,00 entries in total - and provides their meanings and derivations. Black boards, gilt title to spine. ISBN: 9781408125014. Reprinted with corrections.
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THE ASSASSIN LEGENDS: MYTHS OF THE ISMAILIS
Written by Farhad Daftary.
Stock no. 1814434
Published by I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd.. 1994. Fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.

Since the twelfth century fantastical tales of the Assassins, their mysterious leader and their remote mountain strongholds in Syria and northern Iran have captured the European imagination... Burgundy boards, gilt title to spine. B/w frontis. ISBN: 185043705X. Second printing.
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QUEST FOR THE GRIFFON
Written by Robert Atkinson.
Stock no. 1814433
Published by William Heinemann Ltd.. 1st 1938. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Largest and fiercest of all European birds is the Griffon Vulture. Pale blue cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. Neat inscription in ink to front pastedown, mostly hidden by front flap of dustwrapper. Light page browning. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly edge-worn and browned.
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FAIR ISLE AND ITS BIRDS
Written by Kenneth Williamson.
Stock no. 1814432
Published by Oliver & Boyd. 1st 1965. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

The author describes his field work among typical breeding birds of Fair Isle and probes the life-histories and behaviour of eider duck, oystercatcher, fulmar and great and arctic skuas. This book is also a record of the Observatory's work during the time when the Station became internationally famous for its contributions to ornithological knowledge. Dark green cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. xvi and 311 pages including index. Light foxing to prelims and text block lightly browned. Price-cut pictorial dustwrapper is edge-worn and chipped with old tape marks to verso, torn in two at rear spine edge, browned.
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FLOWERS OF GREECE AND THE BALKANS A FIELD GUIDE
Written by Oleg Polunin. Illustrated by Oleg Polunin; et al..
Stock no. 1814431
Published by Oxford University Press. 1st 1980. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Almost 3000 species of flowering plants named or described, and keyed. Blue boards, gilt title to spine. Colour and b/w illustrations. xv and 592 pages plus colour plates to rear. ISBN: 0192176269. Previous owner has included a couple of loosely inserted pressed flora (on paper mount). Text block lightly browned. Some pencil annotation. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly edge-creased.
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MOTORCYCLE ENGINEERING
Written by P.E. Irving.
Stock no. 1814430
Published by Temple Press Limited. 1962. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

An eminent designer with an international reputation sets out all those problems - technical, commercial and aesthetic - upon whose solution the success of any new motorcycle design must depend. Green boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos and diagrams. Second impression. Light page browning. Pictorial dustwrapper is scuffed and edge-worn, foxed to verso. Tobacco odour present.
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HANDBOOK OF THE BIRDS OF THE WORLD VOLUME 6: MOUSEBIRDS TO HORNBILLS
Written by Josep Del Hoyo; Andrew Elliott; Jordi Sargatal; et al. Illustrated by Norman Arlott; Hilary Burn; Francesc Jutglar; et al..
Stock no. 1814429
Published by Lynx Edicions. 1st 2001. Fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.

Large format. Burgundy cloth boards, gilt titles. Colour photos, plates and distribution maps. 589 pages including index. ISBN: 848733430X. This copy would make a wonderful gift.
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HANDBOOK OF THE BIRDS OF THE WORLD VOLUME 10: CUCKOO-SHRIKES TO THRUSHES
Written by Josep Del Hoyo; Andrew Elliott; David Christie; et al. Illustrated by Norman Arlott; Hilary Burn; John Cox; et al..
Stock no. 1814428
Published by Lynx Edicions. 1st 2005. Fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.

Large format. Burgundy cloth boards, gilt titles. Colour plates, photographs and distribution maps. 895 pages including index. ISBN: 8487334725. This copy would make a wonderful gift.
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BIRD FAMILIES OF THE WORLD: AN INVITATION TO THE SPECTACULAR DIVERSITY OF BIRDS
Written by David W. Winkler; Shawn M. Billerman; Irby J. Lovette.
Stock no. 1814427
Published by Lynx. 1st 2015. Fine condition in a good dustwrapper.

Large format. Green cloth boards with white titles. Illustrated endpapers of non-passerines and passerines. Colour photos, plates, and distribution maps. 599 pages. ISBN: 9788494189203. This copy would make a wonderful gift.
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