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The Hamlyn Guide to Birds of Britain and Europe

By: Bertel Bruun, Bruce Campbell (Consultant Editor)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Hamlyn: 1972

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 005710


Comprehensive guide to the recognition of birds in Britain and Europe. 319pp with index, profusely illustrated throughout with colour drawings and maps. This volume has been attractively rebound in blue leatherette, with gilt lettering to front board and spine, showing the title, the initials M.G.V. and a Harp Lager emblem. Slight scuffing to front cover, otherwise near fine copy with no inscriptions. View more info

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Birdwatching with Bill Oddie

By: Bill Oddie

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London & Basingstoke, The Macmillan Press Ltd: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008411


Inspiration and practical information for the aspiring birdwatcher. 199pp with index, illustrated in black and white with the author's own drawings and photographs. Gilt lettering to spine. Slight bumping to spine and boards a little bowed, otherwise very good copy with no inscriptions. Unclipped DJ has some edgewear and small closed tear to top corner, otherwise good. View more info

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Bird Families of the World

By: Dr C J O Harrison (Consultant Editor)

Price: £12.50

Publisher: Oxford, Elsevier Phaidon: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007995


Comprehensive reference work which presents every bird family in the world, by an international team of ornithologists. 264pp with index, illustrated throughout with over 900 full colour drawings. Gilt lettering to spine. Slight bumping to spine, otherwise very good copy with no inscriptions. Unclipped DJ has some small tears to edges, with 1/4" loss to top edge, otherwise good. Also loosely included, 3 booklets, 10 cards and 2 original watercolours, all of birds. H... View more info

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A Bird Book for the Pocket

By: Edmund Sandars

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1935

Edition: 3rd Edition, 2nd Impression

Seller ID: 007725


Small guide to British birds, with colour plates to scale and an illustrated chapter on eggs. 245pp with index, illustrated profusely throughout with excellent colour drawings. Title and drawing in black to front board. Spine faded, top edges dusty, slight bumping to spine and corners, minor foxing to endpapers and corner of rear endpaper clipped, otherwise good copy. View more info

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Eric Hosking's Wildfowl

By: Eric Hosking (Photographs), Janet Kear (Text)

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London & Sydney, Croom Helm: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008209


Collection of photographs describing every aspect of wildfowl life, with detailed text by the eminent ornithologist, Dr Janet Kear. 153pp, illustrated profusely in colour throughout. Gilt lettering to spine. Fine unmarked copy in unclipped near fine wrapper. View more info

Yorkshire Rare and Scarce Birds Report 2002

By: G E Dobbs (Ed)

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Yorkshire Naturalists' Union: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000759


Report of the Yorkshire Naturalists' Union on rare and scarce birds, including the Red-rumped Swallow, Ross's Gull and the Black-necked Grebe. 70pp. Illustrated with 16 pages of colour photographs, graphs, and line drawings by P Leonard. Minimal shelf wear. View more info

Cage Birds in Colour

By: J J Yealland

Price: £4.75

Publisher: London, H F & G Witherby Ltd: 1958

Edition: First English Edition

Seller ID: 004115


Text translated and adapted from the original edition, which was written in Danish by G Mandahl-Barth and published by Politikens Forlag. 130 pages with index, illustrated with 157 color paintings by Henning Athon. Line drawing of bird to front board. Some bumping to spine and corners, slight marking to boards and edges, cup ring to back board, half-title page and front endpaper missing and spine darkened, otherwise good copy with no inscriptions. View more info

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Drawing Birds - An RSPB Guide

By: John Busby

Price: £12.50

Publisher: Sandy, Beds., The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008208


Guide to drawing birds, whether stationery or in flight. 128pp, illustrated profusely throughout with drawings in colour and in black and white. Gilt lettering to spine. Minor marking to fore edges, otherwise near fine copy with no inscriptions. Unclipped DJ has slight creasing to edges, otherwise near fine. View more info

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Birds of Britain and Europe - a Comprehensive Illustrated Guide to Over 360 Species

By: Karel Stastny, David Christie (Ed)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: W H Smith: 1990

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 008715


Comprehensive guide, for both the beginner and the experienced birdwatcher. Translation by Margot Schierlova. 498pp with index. Page edges colour coded. Minor blemishes to front endpaper, otherwise near fine copy with no inscriptions. Unclipped DJ has minor creasing to edges, otherwise very good. VERY HEAVY BOOK, over 2kg. Additional postage will be requested. View more info

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Birds of Mountain Regions (Penguin Nature Guides)

By: Lars Jonsson

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Harmondsworth, Penguin Books Ltd: 1979

Edition: First English Edition

Seller ID: 006893


First published by Wahlstrom & Widstrand in 1978, translated from Swedish by Roger Tanner, edited and adapted by Jim Flegg. Covers birds breeding in the highland areas of Northern Europe. Volume recommended to be used in conjunction with 'Birds of Sea and Coast'. 132pp with index, illustrated profusely throughout with colour drawings and maps. View more info

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Birds of Prey - Winged Hunters of the Skies

By: Paul D Frost

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Bath, Parragon: 2010

Edition: New Edition

Seller ID: 008286


Excellent guide to aerial predators. 96pp with index, illustrated throughout with stunning colour photographs. Slight surface scuffing to boards, otherwise very good copy with no inscriptions. View more info

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The Birdlife of Britain and Europe

By: Peter Hayman & Philip Burton

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Artists House: 1992

Edition: Reprint of the New & Revised Edition

Seller ID: 008714


Guide to recognising birds from their characteristic behaviour, habitat, feeding habits and courtship rituals, as well as from their plumage. 272pp with index, illustrated throughout with colour drawings. Introduction by Prince Charles. Dent marks to lower edges and gift inscription to ffep, otherwise very good copy. DJ clipped. HEAVY BOOK, additional postage required for 1st class/overseas shipping. View more info

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The Birdlife of Britain and Europe

By: Peter Hayman and Philip Burton

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Mitchell Beazley Publishers: 1992

Edition: Reprint of Revised Edition

Seller ID: 006147


Updated and revised edition of this comprehensive guide to European birds, with many new features. 272pp with index, lavishly illustrated throughout with colour drawings and maps. Very minimal bumping to corners, otherwise near fine copy with no marks or inscriptions. DJ is price-clipped with slight rubbing at top of spine, otherwise very good. HEAVY BOOK, additional postage may be requested. View more info

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The Birds of Yorkshire - Being a Historical Account of the Avi-Fauna of the County - in Two Volumes, Vol I.

By: T H Nelson with W Eagle Clarke and F Boyes

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Hull and York, A Brown & Sons Ltd: 1907

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Seller ID: 008716


Comprehensive reference work, 374pp, illustrated with black and white photographs and colour plate to frontis. Bound in brown cloth with leather spine, gilt title. Reference library stamps and labels etc. Corners badly rubbed, foxing to margins throughout and hinges reinforced, otherwise fair reading copy. VERY HEAVY BOOK, extra postage will be requested. View more info

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Birds of Town and Village

By: W D Campbell (Text), Basil Ede (Paintings)

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Country Life Ltd: 1974

Edition: 5th Impression

Seller ID: 008435


A record in words and pictures of 56 species of birds seen in Britain. 154pp, illustrated with 36 specially commissioned paintings. Foreword by the Duke of Edinburgh. Gilt lettering to spine. Binding a little slack, some bumping to spine and corners and marking to edges, otherwise good copy with no inscriptions. Unclipped DJ edgeworn with 1/2" loss at top of spine and 2" tear to front panel. HEAVY BOOK, extra postage will be required for 1st class or overseas shi... View more info