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1 British Birds on Lake, River and Stream (with 16 colour plates)
Barclay-Smith, Phyllis (text); colour plates after the originals in The Birds of Great Britain by John Gould King Penguin Harmondsworth 1939 First Edition Hardcover Fair No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback King Penguin. Paper boards. Lacks dust jacket. The spine backstrip has been re-glued by a previous owner. Approx. 1cm of loss to the head of the spine. A little light foxing to the boards. Rubs to the board edges. Quite bright and clean inside, with a firm binding. There are some very light foxing spots to the plates. pp. 31, plates. 106051 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
14 Song Birds (A Ladybird Leader, Series 737)
Leigh-Pemberton, John (written and illustrated by) Ladybird Books Ltd [c. 1975] Loughborough 1975 0721403557 / 9780721403557 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Matt pictorial boards. In excellent, near fine condition. First published in 1974; this copy is a c. 1975 reprint. Printed ISBN and price of 24p net on the back cover. No barcode. List of titles in the series on the back cover - the last one listed is no. 23 Air. Clean, tight and unmarked. Appears barely read. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. No handling creases to the pages. 51pp. 305280 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
 
2 A Book of Ducks
Barclay-Smith, Phyllis ; with plates by Peter Shepheard King Penguin 1951 First Edition Hardcover Fair No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback King Penguin. Pictorial paper boards. Lacks dust jacket. First edition. Condition is only fair. The front endpaper and half-title page have been removed by a previous owner. The spine has been repaired to the full length with acid-free archival repair tissue. Small brown stain to the bottom edge of the front board. Crack to the front inner hinge where the two pages have been removed. The binding is otherwise quite firm and pages clean and bright, including plates. pp. 34, plates. Slight bowing to the front board. 106052 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
15 Song Birds (A Ladybird Leader, Series 737)
Leigh-Pemberton, John (written and illustrated by) Ladybird Books Ltd Loughborough 1974 0721403557 / 9780721403557 Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Matt pictorial covers. ISBN and price of 24p printed on the back cover. In excellent condition. Inside: Faint imprint mark from a paper clip on the title page and front endpaper (paper clip removed). No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Pages are in very good, clean condition. No handling creases. No marks. Binding tight. 51pp. This is the 11th title listed of 14 on the back cover. A lovely copy. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 103537 
Price: 6.50 GBP

 
 
3 One Man's Island: Painting and Sketches from the Isle of May [Inscribed by Author]
Brockie, Keith J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd 1984 0460046128 / 9780460046121 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Original grey boards. Very good. Inscribed by the author on the dedication page (to John Millais and dated 1984). Dust jacket not price clipped. HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to orders with a delivery address outside the UK as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO extra charges for delivery within the UK. 104822 
Price: 7.00 GBP

 
16 Newman's Birds of Southern Africa
Newman, Kenneth Macmillan South Africa Johannesburg 1984 0869541706 / 9780869541708 Soft cover Fair Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Used paperback. Reading creases to spine and textblock foredges have a couple of stains. Pages themselves are clean. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. A fair to good / acceptable reading or reference copy. 461pp. 100452 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
 
4 The Living Birds of Eric Ennion
Busby, John (introduction and commentary by) Victor Gollancz Ltd London 1982 0575031573 / 9780575031579 Hardcover Very Good Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
The bottom corners of the dust jacket have a pale stain. Book (pages and boards) is completely unaffected. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Price clipped, the DJ is supplied by us in a loose protective archival film sleeve to prolong the life of the jacket. (This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and is fully removable if preferred). 128pp. 302047 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
17 A Guide to Watching Birds in North Staffordshire
Plank, Sam (foreword) North Staffs RSPB Local Members' Group 1988 0951407007 / 9780951407004 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Slim stapled booklet. Small mark to the front cover. Clean inside. No names or inscriptions. 32pp. 305449 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
 
5 Birds of the Wayside and Woodland, comprising A Descriptive History of the Families Corvidae to Tetraonidae, based upon the standard work The Birds of the British Isles by T. A. Coward
Coward, T. A. ; edited and with introductory chapters upon the general habits and characteristics of birds by Enid Blyton Frederick Warne and Co. Ltd London and New York 1941 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 16mo - over 5 - 6" tall 
New and revised edition. Original red cloth. Top edge red. In very good clean condition. Lacks dust jacket. Previous owner's name in pencil at the top edge of the front endpaper. Binding firm. 352pp. 104902 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
18 Birds and Their Lives (Blackwell's Learning Library, No. 48)
Ross, Alison ; illustrations by Ian Willis Basil Blackwell Oxford 1970 0631068406 / 9780631068402 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Willis, Ian 
A nice copy in very good, clean condition. First edition. Pale orange boards. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. The dust jacket is clean and bright; not price clipped. 62pp. Similiar in style to Ladybird books but slightly larger size. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 040783 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
6 The Observer's Book of Birds' Eggs [Observer's No. 18]
Evans, G. (compiled by) Frederick Warne & Co., Ltd 1975 0723200602 / 9780723200604 Hardcover Very Good Good Book 24mo - over 5 - 5" tall 
14th reprint. Original brown boards. Bumped corners, slightly bruised spine ends and some minor foxing to outer closed textblock edges. The dust jacket has a 1cm strip of the top edge of the front cover rubbed / peeled surface of the cover laminate (see photos). Further rubs and a couple of small chips to the dust jacket edges. Front flap clipped. 224pp. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. 306370 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
19 Morning Flight: A Book of Wildfowl
Scott, Peter ; illustrated with reproductions from the author's paintings and a self-portrait Country Life Limited London 1941 Hardcover Good Fair Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
5th impression. Blue boards; slightly rubbed at the spine ends and with a small rubbed patch in the rear board. The dust jacket has seen better days - it is overall greyed, with significant loss, tears, chips etc. The DJ is supplied by us in a loose protective archival film sleeve to prolong the life of the jacket. (This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and is fully removable if preferred). Brief gift inscription written on the f.e.p. Scattered foxing. pp. xiii, 138. A HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to delivery destinations outside the UK as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO additional charges for sending within the UK. 302033 
Price: 30.00 GBP

 
 
7 The Snow Geese [Signed Copy]
Fiennes, William Picador 2003 0330375792 / 9780330375795 Soft Cover New 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
New paperback. Signed by the author on the title page. Brand new paperback, in excellent, fine condition. pp. 250. 058135 
Price: 8.99 GBP

 
20 Bledgrave Hall
Stanford, J. K. ; illustrated by A. M. Hughes Faber and Faber Limited London 1950 1st Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original green boards. Lacks dust jacket. A very brief inscription in pen at the bottom edge of the front endpaper. A short story / novella about avocets in E. Anglia. 75pp. 104797 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
8 The British Bird Book: An Account of all the Birds, Nests and Eggs found in the British Isles; illustrated by two hundred coloured drawings and numerous photographs [Complete 4 Volume Set]
Kirkman, F. B. (edited by) T C & E C Jack [1911-1913] London and Edinburgh 1911 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book Folio - over 12 - 15" tall 
Published from 1911 to 1913. Complete set of four large, heavy volumes in beige / light brown cloth with rubbed leather spine labels, onlaid. In fair to good condition. The spine labels are significantly rubbed and a large piece of the lower spine label on Volume I has rubbed away completely. All volumes have marks to the boards; Volume IV has some pale purple streaks to the rear board. Boards are bumped at spine ends and corners, rubbed at the corners exposing boards. Deckled / untrimmed page edges. Some foxing throughout. The bindings are reasonably firm though there are a few shaken spots, Volume II has a light crack to front inner hinge after half-title page, Volume III has partially repaired full-length cracks to both inner hinges (see photos) - these may benefit from further strengthening if regular use of the volumes is required. Not a pretty set but a fairly serviceable one. pp. xviii, [i], 449; xii, 540; xii, 609; xii, 692. 32cm. DELIVERY: The cost of sending these within the UK MAINLAND is included in the price. A significant extra fee will be necessary for UK islands and highlands, including N. Ireland. INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY - EU delivery may be possible though will incur a significant extra charge - please contact us for a quote before ordering. Due to the size and weight NO delivery outside the EU. A discount on postage is available for collection from our shop premises in Banbury, Oxfordshire. 105094 
Price: 140.00 GBP

 
21 The Bird Man, An Autobiography
Strange, Ian Gordon and Cremonesi London 1976 086033015x / 9780860330158 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Original blue boards. Binding firm. Very good condition. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. The dust jacket has a couple of short nicks and some minor rubs to the edges. 182pp. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. 104818 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
9 Redbreast: The Robin in Life and Literature
Lack, Andrew SMH Books Pulborough, West Sussex 2008 0955382726 / 9780955382727 Hardcover Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original red boards, bruised at spine ends and there is a forwards lean to the spine. Inside in very good, clean condition. Binding firm. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. pp. x, 294. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. 305420 
Price: 9.00 GBP

 
22 The Phasian Bird
Williamson, Henry Faber and Faber Russell Square, London 1948 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Original blue cloth boards with gilt titles to the spine. In really nice clean condition, with just the occasional foxing spot. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Binding is nice and firm. 341pp. The dust jacket is rubbed, chipped and nicked at the edges, with a cup ring mark and some mild wrinkling to the back cover. 341pp. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. 105067 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
10 Birds of Prey, A Ladybird Book (Ladybird, Series 536)
Leigh-Pemberton, John Ladybird Books Ltd Loughborough 1970 0721402593 / 9780721402598 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Matt pictorial boards. A later printing, from c. 1975. Boards are clean, with some light rubs to the spine ends and corners and a very slight outward curvature to the boards. A brief (and neat) gift inscription written at the top edge of the reverse of the front endpaper. The binding is firm and pages clean and bright. 51pp. Printed 10-digit ISBN number and price of 24p on the back cover. Tally of over 350 available Ladybird titles mentioned on the back cover and titles 1-24 in the series listed on the rear board. 105486 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
23 The Lone Swallows and Other Essays of Boyhood and Youth
Williamson, Henry ; illustrated by C. F. Tunnicliffe (wood engravings) G. P. Putnam's Sons 1933 First Thus Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback, with dust jacket. First impression of this new and enlarged illustrated edition of 1933. Original green cloth. Both the book and dust jacket are in very good clean condition. There is a very slight forwards lean to the spine. Neat gift inscription (dated 1933) written on the front endpaper. There are just a couple of foxing spots to the outer closed textblock edges and to preliminary pages (very few). The binding is nice and firm and pages clean. The dust jacket has a very few small foxing spots and is browned at the spine. A flattened crease to the front flap of the dust jacket; not price clipped. pp. xiv, 242. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. 106007 
Price: 40.00 GBP

 
 
11 Sea and Estuary Birds (A Ladybird Book, Series 536)
Leigh-Pemberton, John Wills & Hepworth Ltd. Loughborough 1967 0721401104 / 9780721401102 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Later printing. Matt pictorial boards. Printed ISBN and price of 15p on the back cover. This book is the 21st of 24 titles listed on the back cover. Lightly rubbed spine edges and corners. Mild bumps to spine ends. Previous owner's name and date and two inked stamps of a cat on the title page. Quite a large flattened crease to the top corner of pp.5/6. Binding tight and clean. No handling creases to pages. A nice copy. 51pp. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 103548 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
24 Coro-Coro: The World of the Scarlet Ibis
Zahl, Paul A. Hammond, Hammond & Company London 1956 First Edition Hardcover Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original blue boards. Lightly bruised spine ends and top corners. The top corner of the front endpaper has a small tippex / correction fluid mark, small enough to be covering an old price mark I would imagine as it is too small to be blocking out a name etc. Pages are otherwise clean and binding firm. 216pp. The dust jacket is rubbed and chipped at the edges, with a few small tears and minor creases. Dust jacket not price clipped. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. 306318 
Price: 4.50 GBP

 
 
12 The Ladybird Book of Heath and Woodland Birds (A Ladybird Nature Book, Series 536)
Leigh-Pemberton, John Wills & Hepworth Ltd Loughborough 1968 0721401112 / 9780721401119 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Matt pictorial boards. An early printing from c. 1968-69 but not a first printing. There are a couple of small very pale marks to the boards, which are otherwise bright and clean. Just very light rubs to spine ends and corners. The binding is firm and tight and pages bright and clean except for one small very pale brown mark to page 42. A small flattened crease to the bottom corner of page 40. Pages are otherwise crisp - no handling creases to the pages. pp. 52. Printed price inside of 2/6. Printed 9-digit ISBN number on the back cover and list of titles in the series ranging from no. 4 to no. 22 (this title). Tally of over 220 available Ladybird titles mentioned on the back cover. 105885 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
25 Coro-Coro: The World of the Scarlet Ibis
Zahl, Paul A. Hammond, Hammond & Company London 1956 First Edition Hardcover Good Fair Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original blue boards. Quite a heavy bump to the top corners. Previous owner's name written at the top of front pastedown. Some foxing to the outer closed textblock edges. Binding firm and the pages are otherwise clean. 216pp. The dust jacket is worn and torn with rubs, chips, tears and some loss to the front cover. Not price clipped. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. 306104 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
13 Ducks and Swans (A Ladybird Leader, Series 737)
Leigh-Pemberton, John (written and illustrated by) Ladybird Books Ltd Loughborough 1973 0721403654 / 9780721403656 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Later printing. Matt pictorial boards. Printed ISBN on the back cover, but no price. Ducks and Swans is the second of a long list of titles on the back cover - the last title listed is Bears and Pandas. In nice clean condition. Slightly bumped spine ends. Minor discolouration to the white parts of the covers. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Pages clean and tight. No handling creases to the pages. 51pp. Like most of our stock, we have this book at a lower price in our shop premises if you would like to call in. 103600 
Price: 6.50 GBP

     
 
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Birds of Prey, A Ladybird Book (Ladybird, Series 536), Leigh-Pemberton, John
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The Observer's Book of Birds' Eggs [Observer's No. 18], Evans, G. (compiled by)
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The British Bird Book: An Account of all the Birds, Nests and Eggs found in the British Isles; illustrated by two hundred coloured drawings and numerous photographs [Complete 4 Volume Set], Kirkman, F. B. (edited by)
The British Bird Book: An Account of all the Birds, Nests and Eggs found in the British Isles; illustrated by two hundred coloured drawings and numerous photographs [Complete 4 Volume Set]
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The Phasian Bird, Williamson, Henry
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Williamson, Henry
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Coro-Coro: The World of the Scarlet Ibis, Zahl, Paul A.
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Zahl, Paul A.
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Coro-Coro: The World of the Scarlet Ibis, Zahl, Paul A.
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Zahl, Paul A.
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Birds of the Wayside and Woodland, comprising A Descriptive History of the Families Corvidae to Tetraonidae, based upon the standard work The Birds of the British Isles by T. A. Coward, Coward, T. A. ; edited and with introductory chapters upon the general habits and characteristics of birds by Enid Blyton
Birds of the Wayside and Woodland, comprising A Descriptive History of the Families Corvidae to Tetraonidae, based upon the standard work The Birds of the British Isles by T. A. Coward
Coward, T. A. ; edited and with introductory chapters upon the general habits and characteristics of birds by Enid Blyton
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One Man's Island: Painting and Sketches from the Isle of May [Inscribed by Author], Brockie, Keith
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