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History of Singing Birds; containing an exact Description of their Habits and Customs and their manner of constructing their Nests, Their times of Incubation, with the peculiar excellences of their several Songs. The method of rearing them in cages...
1 History of Singing Birds; containing an exact Description of their Habits and Customs and their manner of constructing their Nests, Their times of Incubation, with the peculiar excellences of their several Songs. The method of rearing them in cages...
Edinburgh Silvester Doig 1791 quarter leather Good 12mo. 
192 pages, and 21 of 24 plates. Leather spine with chip at base; marbled boards worn and rounded. Old ownership notation to front pastedown. First front endpaper lacking (second blank is present); first rear endpaper lacking top half. paper toned, occasional staining; offsetting from plates. Binding is sound. A good working copy, lacking 3 plates. 
Price: 181.25 CDN
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A Sound Like Water Dripping: In Search of the Boreal Owl, Bondrup-Nielsen, Soren
2 Bondrup-Nielsen, Soren A Sound Like Water Dripping: In Search of the Boreal Owl
Kentville, N.S. Gaspereau Press 2009 1554470749 / 9781554470747 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good Good 8vo. Signed by Author
236pp. author's signature to title page, spine sunned 
Price: 50.00 CDN
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Histoire Naturelle, Generale et Particulier: Oiseaux. [complete in 18 volumes], Buffon, (Georges Louis Marie Leclerc) Le Comte de
3 Buffon, (Georges Louis Marie Leclerc) Le Comte de Histoire Naturelle, Generale et Particulier: Oiseaux. [complete in 18 volumes]
Deux Ponts Sanson & Compagnie 1787 half leather Very Good 12mo. 
Deux-Ponts [Zweibrücken], 1785-1787. All 18 volumes in sound contemporary binding, half calf over speckled boards, morocco labels numbered in gilt I through XVIII though some rubbed or flaked; all edges red. Illustrated with 114 hand coloured copper plate engravings; collation complete. Various paginations; text in French. Each volume bearing the signature of one early owner with 1799 penned alongside in tome IV. A few early professional marginal repairs to end sheets of one volume; the occasional unobtrusive stain. A handsome set, purchased by its previous owner from Wheldon and Wesley. Shipping cost to be determined by location: please inquire. 
Price: 1553.50 CDN
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Oology of New England: A Description of the Eggs, Nests, and Breeding Habits of the Birds Known to Breed in New England, with Colored Illustrations of Their Eggs, Capen, Elwin A.
4 Capen, Elwin A. Oology of New England: A Description of the Eggs, Nests, and Breeding Habits of the Birds Known to Breed in New England, with Colored Illustrations of Their Eggs
Boston W. B. Clarke 1908 Cloth Very Good Folio 
116 pages and 25 tissue guarded plates as called for. Old pencil price to front and rear free endpaper; pencil signature dated 1920 front pastedown; small number stamp to front and rear pastedown. No inscriptions; binding sound. All plates in superb condition. 
Price: 1235.00 CDN
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Golly and the Gulls, Harnden, Ruth
5 Harnden, Ruth Golly and the Gulls
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1962 First Edition Cloth Very Good Very Good 8vo. Vee Guthrie 
119 pages. Jacket rubbed and price clipped; New York Art Students League is underlined in red on rear flap. Clean unmarked interior, in sound binding. 
Price: 58.50 CDN
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The Capercaillie In Scotland, Harvie-Brown, J. A.
6 Harvie-Brown, J. A. The Capercaillie In Scotland
Edinburgh David Douglas 1879 First Edition Cloth Very Good 8vo. 
xv, 155 pages. Engraved frontispiece and one other plate both tissue guarded. 2-page map between pp. 56/7. Extremities and gilt rubbed; top right front corner bumped. Small personal bookplate to front pastedown and more recent tidy signature thereon. Clean interior; sound binding. 
Price: 243.75 CDN
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Life History Decisions in Oystercatchers, Heg, Dierik Hans [Dik]
7 Heg, Dierik Hans [Dik] Life History Decisions in Oystercatchers
Groningen Rijksuniversiteit 1999 Card covers Very Good 4to. 
320 pages. Former owner's signature top of front cover; else clean and unmarked with no creasing to spine. 
Price: 39.00 CDN
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The Feathered World Year Book for 1932. 21st year, Miss O. Comyns-Lewer and A. P. Thompson, eds.
8 Miss O. Comyns-Lewer and A. P. Thompson, eds. The Feathered World Year Book for 1932. 21st year
London 1932 Hardcover Good 12mo 
643 pages, profusely illustrated. 8.25 x 5.5 inches. Paper illustrated cover over board chipped at extremities. Backstrip slack but binding is sound. Old tape residue to front and rear pastedowns, and strip of clear tape running the length of the gutter at front and rear to stabilize binding. $2 price to top right front endpaper. Contents clean. Pages 553 through 638 are adverts. 
Price: 123.50 CDN
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The Avian Egg, Romanoff, Alexis L and Anastasia J. Romanoff
9 Romanoff, Alexis L and Anastasia J. Romanoff The Avian Egg
New York / London John Wiley & Sons / Chapman & Hall 1949 First Edition Cloth Very Good 8vo 
xiii, 918 pages. Light wear only to green cloth, with silver titles to spine. Clean and unmarked, in sound binding. Due to weight overseas shipping may increase cost: please inquire. 
Price: 292.50 CDN
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Native Birds - Nature in New Zealand, Soper, M. F.
10 Soper, M. F. Native Birds - Nature in New Zealand
Wellington, &c. A. H. & A. W. Reed 1970 Card covers Very Good 12mo. 
63 pages. Photo illustrations in black and white. Gift inscription to front endpaper, else clean and unmarked with no creasing to spine. 
Price: 13.00 CDN
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