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British Birds for Cages, Aviaries and Exhibition 2 Volumes

By: Birchley, Sumner W.

Price: $85.00

Publisher: London, Sherratt & Hughes: 1909

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13507

Condition: Very Good


Plates; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 536 pages; 2 volumes. Large octavo format in original green cloth with title lettering in gilt to covers and spines. Binding sound and contents neat. Mild sunning of cloth at spines and light crimping of cloth at spine ends. A bit of mild foxing to the blank endpages. Illustrated with numerous black and white plates, including 23 numbered, full-page plates at rear of volume 2 showing cages, aviaries and tools. Overall a VG set .... View more info

Secrets of Bird Life; With 40 Photographs

By: Brook, Gilbert and Arthur Brook

Price: $17.50

Publisher: London, Arrowsmith: 1926

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 25288

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good+ dust jacket


B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 203 pages; 2nd printing is tight and neat in original pictorial dust jacket. Buff brown paper jacket with title lettering in black and a photopictorial plate mounted to the cover panel. Just a hint of shelf wear to jacket corners and spine ends; trace shelf rub to jacket edges. Mild sun fading to the brown of the jacket at the spine. Gilt lettering to spine faded; light foxing to fore edge and half title page. Illustrat... View more info

Too Much Salt and Pepper

By: Campbell, Sam

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Indianapolis, Bobbs Merrill: 1944

Edition: early printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 27863

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 258 pages; Early printing. Signed by the author to front endpage. Soundly bound in clean illustrated dust jacket. Jacket is lightly worn and rubbed at edges and surfaces with shallow chipping to spine ends and corners and a two-inch tear to front jacket along front edge. Light vertical crease to fornt cover near front edge. Lightly shaken in the spine. Spine ends and corners lightly bumped. Mild fading to cloth at spine ends.... View more info

Seven Secrets Of Somewhere Lake; Animal Ways That Inspire and Amaze

By: Campbell, Sam and Harry Lees (Illust. )

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Indianapolis, The Bobbs-Merrill Company: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 27827

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 236 pages; Soundly bound and generally neat in wraparound illustrated jacket. Mild shelf wear several tiny chips to the jacket at edges; shallow chips and short tears to spine ends and corners. Small piece of clear tape reinforcement to bottom edge of jacket's front panel. Mild sunning to jacket spine. Board spine ends and corners lightly rubbed. Signed by the author to the front end page. Prior owner's name penned to back si... View more info

Distribution and Migration of North American Birds; 6 Volumes, 1st Editions: Warblers; Ducks Geese and Swans; Shorebirds; Herons and Their Allies; Rails...; Gulls...

By: Cooke, Wells Woodbridge

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Washington DC, Govt. Printing Office: 1904

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16105

Condition: Very Good


United States Dept. of Agriculture; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 522 pages; Six volumes authored by Cooke in their first editions issued as Bulletins between the years of 1904 and 1915 are all bound together in green cloth with title lettering to spine in gilt. Includes Bulletins of the US Dept of Agriculture, #s 18, 26, 35, 42, 128, 292. Bound by Stikeman in 1923 for George H. Beatty III, with his rubber stamp ownership inside front cover. Just mild bumping to upper corne... View more info

Waterbirds

By: Cross, Theodore

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Company: 2009

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 22137

ISBN: 0393072266

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket


Color Photographs; Square Folio; 344 pages; Massive, square format HC/DJ. 1st edition. Bright, snug and clean in crisp-edged, uniformly bright pictorial dust jacket. No marks. Profusely illustrated with vibrant color photographs. Incidental vertical pair of stress creases to the front flyleaf; all else about as new. NF/F ... Oversize book will require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. View more info

A Classification and Synopsis of the Trochilidae Hummingbirds

By: Elliot, Daniel Giraud

Price: $90.00

Publisher: Washington D. C., Smithsonian Books: 1879

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14617

Condition: Very Good


Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge 317; 127 figures from woodcut; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 248 pages; Neatly excised from the bound Volume XXIII. Contents Fine. Illustrated with 127 woodcut figures in-text. Disbound and ready for the binding of the buyer's choice. A standard reference on Hummingbirds. ... I can have wraps or boards professionally added for extra $45 to 110. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. View more info

A Year with the Birds; The Birds and Seasons of New England

By: Flagg, Wilson

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Boston, Estes & Lauriat: 1881

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 25287

Condition: Very Good


Music notation; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 316 pages; HC is snug and square in original brown cloth with title lettering brightly in gilt to spine. Cloth lightly rubbed at edges with shallow nicks/mild fray at spine ends. Prior owner has placed small penciled brackets beside paragraph beginnings on a handful of pages. Binding is tight; endpages complete and secure. Illustrated with B/W musical notations. VG or better View more info

The House Sparrow At Home and Abroad With Some Concluding Remarks Upon its Usefulness, and Copious References to the Literature of the Subject

By: Gentry, Thomas G

Price: $195.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Claxton, Remsen, and Haffelfinger: 1878

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 14429

Condition: Very Good


Chromo-lithograph frontis; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 128 pages; Illustrated with a chromolithograph frontis of the Sparrow, male and female examples. Notable provenance; inscribed by the author to Josiah Hoopes, American botanist from West Chester, PA...remembered as the author of the standard work "The Book of the Evergreens." Bound in publisher's pebbled maroon cloth with gilt title lettering to cover and spine. Ruling in blind to boards. Cloth sunned at spine... View more info

The Amateur's Aviary of Foreign Birds, Or, How to Keep and Breed Foreign Birds with Pleasure and Profit in England

By: Greene, William Thomas

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, L. Upcott Gill: 1883

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 0420W504484

Condition: Very Good-


B&W Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 139 pages; London; L Upcott Gill, (1883) 1st ed. , 139 pp w/ numerous ads for purveyors of bird breeding supplies, hair tonics & more. HC in ornately stamped olive cloth. Numerous Ills. Corners and extremities lightly rubbed. Split at endpapers. Two inch split to fabric at front hinge. Covers and stamping bright and clean. Still attractive and neat. Scarce. VG- View more info

Diseases of Poultry and Enemies of Poultry; Two volumes in one

By: L. Pearson and B. H. Warren

Price: $110.00

Publisher: Harrisburg PA, Clarence M. Busch: 1897

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23186

Condition: Good+


Color lithographs; b/w photos; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; Stout 8vo in original 1/2 leather and marbled paper boards. All edges gilt. Two works bound together, each with unique title page. Part I: "Diseases of Poultry," by Leonard Pearson, 116pp. ; Part II: "Enemies of Poultry," by B. H. Warren, xxiii pp. , 749pp. Illustrated with 95 vibrant color lithographs, primarily of native PA birds, along with woodcuts of bird and poultry pests, skeleton str... View more info

Roger Tory Peterson The Art and Photography of the World's Foremost Birder

By: Peterson, Roger Tory and Rudy Hoglund

Price: $120.00

Publisher: Norwalk, Connecticut, The Easton Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition; Limited edtion

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 16563

Condition: Fine


4to 11" - 13" tall; 201 pages; 1st edition, limited to 3,500, this copy # 2075; signed by author. 1994 Easton Press. Bound in full green leather with elaborate pictorial overs stamped brightly in gilt. All edges gilt. Hubbed spine. Lovely copy. Fine ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. ; Signed by Author View more info

A Half Century of Bird Life in Berks County, Pennsylvania. : Reading Public Museum & Art Gallery Bulletin No. 19

By: Poole, Earl L.

Price: $27.95

Publisher: Reading, PA, Reading Public Museum & Art Gallery: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18971

Condition: Good+


Drawings; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 139 pages; Reading Public Museum & Art Gallery; Bulletin 19. Paperback in original title lettered wraps. Contents generally clean and neat, but covers are heavily suuned and faded at spine with light damp line visible at spine ends. Mild offset damp lines to front and rear most 2 or 3 leaves. Corners and edges lightly bumped and rubbed. Uncommon. G++ View more info

The National Standard Squab Book; And Rice's Squab Primer

By: Rice, Elmer C.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Melrose, MA, Squab Publishing Company: 1944

Edition: Fifty-Eighth Printing

Seller ID: 18543

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 720 pages; Bright, clean and sound. Bookseller/distributor's stamp to front endpage. Spine slightly cocked with mild crimping to cloth at spine ends. Jacket lightly shelfworn to edges and a little sun faded at spine. Profusely illustrated with photographs, drawings and diagrams. Uncommon in dust jacket. VG+/VG View more info

John James Audubon's Birds of America, from the Collection of the New York Society Library: Part One. Sotheby Auction June 7, 1980; With Prices Realized

By: Sotheby Staff

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Sotheby Parke Bernet: 1980

Seller ID: 24171

Condition: Very Good-


Very good. No dust jacket as issued. ; 123 p. Includes illustrations. ; B&W Illustrations; Square 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 124 pages; Square paperback in glossy color pictorial wraps. Sale result sheet laid in at front. Light bumping and rubbing at spine ends. Some stress breaks to the cover stock at the base of spine. Still solid clean and neat. 174 lots, all shown in B&W illustration. VG- View more info

The Wild Ones; a Quest for North America's Forest & Prairie Grouse.

By: Taylor, John D. and Dennis Burkhart (Illust. ) and Nncy Whiting (Photo)

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Columbia, PA, Bonasa Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition; Limited edtion

Seller ID: 22938

ISBN: 097255940x

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Color Plates; drawings and photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 263 pages; Hardcover in original color illustrated dust jacket. From a limited edition of 2000 copies, this example from the collection of the photographer is not numbered and unsigned. Handsomely illustrated with color reproductions of Burkhart's original oil paintings as well as color photographs by Whiting. Crisp fresh copy. F/F View more info

Wyoming Hawks

By: Williams, Ralph B. and Clyde P. Matteson, Jr.

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Cheyenne, WY, Wyoming Game and Fish Department: 1973

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 19054

Condition: Very Good


B&W Drawings; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 69 pages; Paperback in glossy pictorial covers. A square, sound and clean copy; no marks. Mild shelf soiling to covers. Small superficial abrasion to the front cover. Illustrated with photographs & B&W drawings. VG+ View more info

Fundus Oculi of Birds Especially As Viewed by the Opthalmoscope; A Study in Comparative Anatomy and Physiology

By: Wood, Casey Albert

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Chicago, Lakeside Press: 1917

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15809

Condition: Good


[Association Copy]; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 181 pages; Folio in publisher's blue cloth with title lettering in gilt. An interesting and unusual chain of ownership recorded on the front endpage. A typed card mounted to the front endpage To Mr J. L. Devine, with the compliments of the author [unigned]." These lines have been crossed out and in the middle of the page is a large drawing of a leaf inside of which well regarded bird expert, Orpheus Moyer Schantz, ha... View more info