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Image for 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...

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...

By: N/A

Price: $181.25

Publisher: Edinburgh, Silvester Doig: 1791

Seller ID: Books010626

Condition: Good


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. View more info

Image for Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Acertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. Volume X.

Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Acertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. Volume X.

By: N/A

Price: $1,056.25

Publisher: Washington, A. O. P. Nicholson: 1859

Seller ID: Books010663

Condition: Very Good


16, xiv, 2, 400, 27, 64, 24, [8], 97, 13 pages, and 122 plates: Fishes 51; Mammals 9; Reptiles 34, Birds 28. All bird plates hand coloured. Complete. Leather spine and corners professionally replaced to style; new endpapers, with original blank endpapers at front and rear. Foxing to some b&w plates; the bird plates are clean and vibrant. Overseas customers please inquire for accurate shipping options. View more info

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The Ornithologist and Oologist. Birds: Their Nests and Egs. Volume XII, 1887

By: N/A

Price: $156.25

Publisher: Boston, Frank B. Webster: 1887

Inscription: Signed by publisher

Seller ID: Books010681

Condition: Very Good


208 pages. All twelve monthly numbers for 1887. "Compliments of Frank B. Webster, Publisher" on first blank endpaper. Light foxing to first few and final few leaves. The sheet comprising pages 165-168 was not bound in, it is present loose. Binding is sound and contents clean. View more info

Image for A Sound Like Water Dripping: In Search of the Boreal Owl  [signed]

A Sound Like Water Dripping: In Search of the Boreal Owl [signed]

By: Bondrup-Nielsen, Soren

Price: $56.25

Publisher: Kentville, N.S., Gaspereau Press: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: Books010815

ISBN: 1554470749

Condition: Very Good


236 pages. Spine sunned. Author's inscription on title page. Else as new. View more info

Image for Histoire Naturelle, Generale et Particulier: Oiseaux. [complete in 18 volumes]

Histoire Naturelle, Generale et Particulier: Oiseaux. [complete in 18 volumes]

By: Buffon, (Georges Louis Marie Leclerc) Le Comte de

Price: $1,553.50

Publisher: Deux Ponts, Sanson & Compagnie: 1787

Seller ID: Books009840

Condition: Very Good


Deux-Ponts [Zweibr├╝cken], 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 o... View more info

Image for 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

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

By: Capen, Elwin A.

Price: $1,187.50

Publisher: Boston, W. B. Clarke: 1908

Seller ID: Books010040

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

Image for Winter Birds of Wolfville, Nova Scotia: 1948 -1968

Winter Birds of Wolfville, Nova Scotia: 1948 -1968

By: Erskine, J.S.

Price: $31.25

Publisher: Halifax, N.S,, Nova Scotia Museum: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: Books010729

Condition: Very Good


15pp., printed one side, N.S. Museum Ocassional Paper 7, Science Series 5. John Erskine was a Curatorial Associate of the Museum, a resident of Wolfville Ridge and a founder of the Blomidon Naturalist's Society View more info

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Golly and the Gulls

By: Harnden, Ruth

Price: $58.50

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: Books010052

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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The Capercaillie In Scotland

By: Harvie-Brown, J. A.

Price: $243.75

Publisher: Edinburgh, David Douglas: 1879

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: Books010510

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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Life History Decisions in Oystercatchers

By: Heg, Dierik Hans [Dik]

Price: $39.00

Publisher: Groningen, Rijksuniversiteit: 1999

Seller ID: Books009565

Condition: Very Good


320 pages. Former owner's signature top of front cover; else clean and unmarked with no creasing to spine. View more info

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Black Spirit: The Way of the Crow

By: Lacey, Laurie

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Halifax, N.S., Nimbus Pub Ltd: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed and inscribed by author

Seller ID: Books011017

ISBN: 1551091526

Condition: Very Good


98pp. signed by author to title page View more info

Image for A Hawk For The Bush; A Falcon In The Field; Behind The Scenes [three volumes, first editions, in jackets]

A Hawk For The Bush; A Falcon In The Field; Behind The Scenes [three volumes, first editions, in jackets]

By: Mavrogordato, J. G. [Jack]

Price: $1,118.75

Publisher: London; Wiltshire, H. F. Witherby; Knightly Vernon; Element:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: Books010770

Condition: Very Good


A Hawk For The Bush: xvi, 144, 8 plates; published 1960. Top edge dusty. Jacket unevenly tanned, light wear to extremities, not price clipped. Former owner's bookplate to front pastedown and his signature to facing endpaper dated July 1980. Front free endpaper also with 7 Nov 1960 stamped top right, older signature, and four spots of foxing also present on verso and half title. A Falcon In The Field: x, 123, 12 tissue guarded plates; published 1966. Top edge foxed. Ligh... View more info

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The Feathered World Year Book for 1932. 21st year

By: Miss O. Comyns-Lewer and A. P. Thompson, eds.

Price: $118.75

Publisher: London, 1932

Seller ID: Books008801

Condition: Good


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. View more info

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The Avian Egg

By: Romanoff, Alexis L and Anastasia J. Romanoff

Price: $281.25

Publisher: New York / London, John Wiley & Sons / Chapman & Hall: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: Books008779

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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Tetrad Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Devon

By: Sitters, H.P. (compiler)

Price: $43.75

Publisher: Yelverton, Devon, Devon Bird Watching and Preservation Society: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: Books005981

Condition: Very Good


334pp. View more info

Image for Native Birds - Nature in New Zealand

Native Birds - Nature in New Zealand

By: Soper, M. F.

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Wellington, &c., A. H. & A. W. Reed: 1970

Seller ID: Books008896

Condition: Very Good


63 pages. Photo illustrations in black and white. Gift inscription to front endpaper, else clean and unmarked with no creasing to spine. View more info

Image for The Birds of Nova Scotia [First edition, signed]

The Birds of Nova Scotia [First edition, signed]

By: Tufts, Robie, W.

Price: $62.50

Publisher: Halifax, Nova Scotia Museum: 1961

Edition: First edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: Books011516

Condition: Good


xvii, 481 pages and 40 plates in colour. Author's signature on title page. Binding sound. previous owner's name on half title page, light wear and soiling to boards, pencil annotation to index and one of the tables perhaps reflecting the previous owner's life list. View more info