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A Bibliography of Birds, Part 4: Finding Index Publication 870

By: STRONG, Rueben Myron

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Chicago, Field Museum of Natural History, 1959


Presumably, this volume is used in conjunction with volumes 1-3 of the series. In wraps, with 'For Review $2.75' sticker on cover. Volume is firm, pages a bit yellowed. Incidental soiling and creasing.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 186 pages View more info

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A Colorado Kind of Christmas: Treasured Rocky Mountain Yuletide Traditions (Signed Copy)

By: DIRKS, Laura McClure; DANIEL, Sally Hewitt (editors); FIELDER, John (nature photography)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Englewood, Colorado U S A, Westcliffe Publishers, Inc., 1993


Signed by both Dirks and Daniel on title page, and by Fielder on half title page. A handsome work, extolling the warmth with which Christmas is celebrated in Colorado. With full color photos displaying sites of wintry natural beauty, as well as numerous recipes and descriptions of holiday events all around Colorado.--- In full green paper-covered hardcovers with titling in gilt on spine. Jacket with color photo of rustic cabin in the snowy woods, all lit up for Christmas... View more info

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A Coloured Key to the Wildfowl of the World

By: SCOTT, Peter

Price: $10.50

Publisher: The Wildfowl Trust, 1972


A revised edition of a work first published in 1948-49. With color plates of ducks, geese and other waterfowl, along with systematic listing on facing pages. --- In paper wraps. A firm, clean copy but w/prior owner's rubberstampings here and there. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 96 pages View more info

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A Dictionary of Birds

By: CAMPBELL, Bruce; LACK, Elizabeth (editors)

Price: $23.50

Publisher: Vermillion, South Dakota, Buteo Books, 1985


A comprehensive gathering of relevant data about birds, giving detail about bird families and definitions of special terms. Published for the British Onithologists' Union; entries are arranged alphabetically, dictionary style. This hefty work utilizes contributions from 280 ornithologists, with over 500 photos, diagrams and drawings. --- In blue paper-covered boards with titling and bird illustration gilt-stamped on spine. Jacket with color Robert Gilmor illustration. -... View more info

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A Field Guide to the Mammals: Field marks of all species found north of the Mexican boundary

By: BURT, William Henry (author); GROSSENHEIDER, Richard Philip (illustrations)

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1964

Edition: Second Edition


Stated third printing of the revised and enlarged second edition. A useful guide to North American mammals (north of Mexico), Number 5 in the publisher's "Peterson Field Guide" series. With color illustrations of the animals, along with maps showing ranges, black and white drawings of footprints, brief summaries of each species' life histories and other views of the animals. --- In full green cloth-covered boards with bobcat drawing and titling on cover and spine... View more info

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A Gathering of Shore Birds

By: HALL, Henry Marion

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New Y, Devin-Adair Company, 1960


Per the publisher's preface, Mr. Hall has attempted to bridge the gap between a scientific monograph and a popular presentation of this suborder of birds. Includes details about oystercatchers, plovers, sandpipers and many others. Edited, and with additions, by Roland C. Clement. Illustrated by John Henry Dick. --- In two-toned full brown cloth-covered boards. Lacks the dust jacket. --- Previous owner's signature on a couple of pages; else a firm, bright copy.; Small 4to... View more info

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A Monograph of the Pheasants (Four Volumes Bound as Two)

By: BEEBE, William

Price: $340.00

Publisher: New York, Dover Publications, Inc., 1990


This impressive, hefty two-volume set offers detailed, illustrated studies of the pheasants of Asia. Nearly 100 species are described in detail, along with 178 plates (90 of which are in full color) and 20 maps. Four volumes bound as two in this unabridged reprint edition of the original Witherby and Co. editions of 1918-1922. Color illustrations by such notable artists as Louis Agassiz Fuertes, H. Grönvald, C. R. Knight and others. --- Volumes in full light olive cloth... View more info

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A Monograph of the Seal-Islands of Alaska (U.S. Commission of Fish and Fisheries, 176. Special Bulletin)

By: ELLIOTT, Henry W.

Price: $195.00

Publisher: Washington, D. C., Government Printing Office, 1882


An account of the activities at the Pribylov Islands, once known as the Seal Islands in the Bering Sea off Alaska's coast. With two fold-out maps, showing St. George Island and St. Paul Island. With 29 full-page plates depicting island scenes, and twelve sketch maps of the islands and their rookeries. Much of the focus is on seal, sea lion and walrus habitats, life habits, and the hunting of them by locals, with depictions of local bird life as well. --- In maroon half l... View more info

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A Naturalist in Alaska

By: MURIE, Adolph

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Tucson, Arizona, University of Arizona Press, 1990


Illustrated by Olaus J. Murie. With an introduction by the illustrator. Zoologist/naturalist Adolph Murie wrote of his observations in the wilds of Alaska, accompanied by his brother, Olaus. A clean, bright, firm copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 302 pages View more info

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A New Dictionary of Birds

By: THOMSON, A. Landsborough (editor)

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1964


A hefty compendium of relevant facts about the world of birds, presented here encyclopedia-style in alphabetical order. With dozens of drawings, maps, charts, black and white photos and several color plates bearing images of birds or bird habitats and facts. A publication of the British Ornithologist's Union. --- In full blue cloth-covered boards, gilt-stamped titling on grey spine block. Lacks the dust jacket. --- With numerous rubberstampings and signatures by prior o... View more info

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A Season of Birds: A Norfolk Diary, 1911

By: VINCENT, James (text); LODGE, George E. (illustrations)

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, A & W Publishers, Inc., 1980


A modern reprint edition featuring the diary of Jim Vincent, kept in 1911 and describing the more than 200 species of birds to be found in the vicinity of Hickling Broad, in The Broads areas of Norfolk County, England. The entries are supplemented by over 90 marvelous color illustrations by George E. Lodge. --- In full textured olive cloth-covered boards with gilt stamped bird image on cover and titling on spine. Jacket features wheatear and tufted duck illustrations on ... View more info

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A Systematic Study of the C. O. C. 1893-1928

By: SWARTH, Harry S.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Cooper Ornithological Club, 1929


A history of the Cooper Ornithological Club (later renamed the Cooper Ornithological Society) by a former President, Harry S. Swarth. Written, perhaps as a joke, in a scholarly manner as though a bird species were being examined. The club was established in 1893 with the purpose being the study of birds. With many b&w photos and with descriptions and listings of publications and officers. --- In beige paper wraps. A clean, firm copy but with previous owner's signature on... View more info

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A Treasury of Birdlore

By: KRUTCH, Joseph Wood; ERIKSSON, Paul S. (editors)

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Paul S. Eriksson, Inc., 1962


In bright yellow cloth-covered boards with titling in black on spine. Includes writings by numerous authors on the subject of birds from many angles. With a section of black & white photos. Exposure to dampness has caused the dust jacket to adhere to the binding; separation has caused minor damage. Dust jacket has some small tears, chafing and with orig. $7.95 flap price. Likely first edition. The editors have assembled writings from noted naturalists from Audubon to Mui... View more info

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A Year in the Maine Woods

By: HEINRICH, Bernd

Price: $23.50

Publisher: Reading, Mass., A William Patrick Book/Addiosn-Wesley Publishing Co., 1994


Stated First Printing, September 1994. In navy quarter cloth and teal paper-covered boards with titling in gilt on spine. Interior features numerous, unattributed drawings (presumably by the author). A clean, bright copy but with light foxing on top edge of textblock. | Zoologist/naturalist Heinrich relates his experiences in his hand-made cabin in the woods. ; 8vo 8" - 10" tall; 258 pages View more info

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Adirondack Wildguide: A Natural History of the Adirondack Park

By: DiNUNZIO, Michael G.

Price: $20.50

Publisher: Elizabethtown, New York, Adirondack Conservancy Committee, 1984


A guide to the plants, animals and terrain of the vast (nearly 10,000 square mile) Adirondack Park in Upstate New York. With many b&w and color illustrations by Anne E. Lacy as well as lots of photos from various sources. Presentation letter by Frances G. Beinecke, president of the Wilderness Society, laid in. --- Volume is oblong shaped: 8-3/4 in. wide x 7-1/2 in. tall. In full moss-green cloth covers w/bright silver lettering, cover and spine. --- With fingerprint trac... View more info