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The East Anglian Handbook and Agricultural Annual for 1885

By: N/A

Price: £60.00

Publisher: Norwich, Lowestoft & London, Argus Office: 1885

Seller ID: 005297


Small 8vo, pp 256, a little foxing, but otherwise a very clean sound copy in contemporary brown polished calf and marbled boards. [Traditions, superstitions and folklore (by John T. Varden). Ornithological invasions (by T.E. Gunn), plus various agricultural articles and reports]. VERY SCARCE. View more info

Image for RECENT ORNITHOLOGICAL LITERATURE, 1983-1998, (being a supplement to The Auk, The Emu and The Ibis). {Richard Fitter's copies}

RECENT ORNITHOLOGICAL LITERATURE, 1983-1998, (being a supplement to The Auk, The Emu and The Ibis). {Richard Fitter's copies}

By: N/A

Price: £13.50

Seller ID: 009652


A long run of this publication, which rarely appears for sale. A major reference to recent bird taxonomy and research. Only the last issue in this run is actually numbered (issue 75), but I am assuming that what we have here are issues 27 - 75. Publication was, at times, slightly erratic, but I am offering : 1983 (parts 1 - 4), 1984 (1 - 4), 1985 (1 - 4), 1986 (1 - 4), 1987 (1 - 4), 1988 (1 - 4), 1989 (1 - 4), 1990 (1 - 4), 1991 (1 - 4), 1992 (1 - 3), 1994 (1 part), 19... View more info

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Singapore's Fabulous Jurong Bird Park

By: N/A

Price: £4.00

Publisher: 1983

Seller ID: 009804


Very well illustrated, slim 8vo, pp (72), paperback, very slightly worn. (Postage will be reduced). View more info

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Wildfowl Conservation - Proceedings of the First and Second European Meetings. Two volumes. (Richard Fitter's copies)

By: N/A

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Nature Conservancy Council:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010460


[1963 - St Andrews. 1966 - Noordwijk Aan Zee]. Two volumes, a few illustrations, large 8vo, paperbacks, very slightly worn. [From the library of the naturalist and conservationist Richard Fitter, with his stamp on the endpapers.] View more info

The Common Birds of Bangkok

By: Aagaard, C.J.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Copenhagen, Chr. Backhausen: 1930

Seller ID: 002389


Illustrated with monochrome photos of dead specimens, large 8vo, pp 239, green cloth, covers soiled and slightly warped, front cover hinge cracking, fore-edge slightly soiled and thumbed, internally suprisingly clean, lacking the plate on the front of the upper cover. Uncommon, but poor condition and therefore priced accordingly. [The die from the cloth tends to come off on one's hands !!] View more info

The Roseate Spoonbill (Richard Fitter's copy)

By: Allen, Robert Porter

Price: £7.50

Publisher: New York, Dover Publications, Inc.: 1966

Seller ID: 004177


(1942). Dover reprint, 1966, illustrated, pp xx, 142, paperback. From the library of the naturalist and conservationist Richard Fitter. View more info

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Bird Reserves [Richard Fitter's copy]

By: Arnold, E.C.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, H.F. & G. Witherby: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013132


Illustrated with nine colour plates and 12 black and white plates, large octavo, pp xii, 216, slightly worn throughout, cloth slightly faded and slightly bumped, spine slightly creased, in a poor, torn and repaired dustwrapper. which is, however, largely complete, and now preserved in a plastic cover. [From the library of the naturalist and conservationist Richard Fitter, with his stamp on the front endpaper.] View more info

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Wildfowl in Great Britain - a survey of the winter distribution of the Anatidae and their conservation in England, Scotland and Wales, prepared by the Wildfowl Trust

By: Atkinson-Willes, G.L. (ed).

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Her Majesty's Stationery Office: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010479


Illustrated (including 12 plates by Peter Scott), large 8vo, pp xiv, 368, cloth slightly worn, in a poor frayed and stretched dustwrapper. [From the library of the naturalist andconservationist Richard Fitter with his stamp on the front endpaper.] View more info

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Bird Flight - a collection of 200 action photographs (Richard Fitter's copy)

By: Aymar, Gordon

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, John Lane : The Bodley Head: 1936

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013053


Well illustrated, large octavo, pp xii, 234, very good internally, decorated cloth slightly dull and rubbed, in a rather poor chipped and torn dustwrapper. [From the library of the naturalist and conservationist Richard Fitter, with his stamp on the front endpaper.] View more info

A Guide to the Nests, Eggs, and Nestlings of North American Birds (second edition)

By: Baicich, Paul J. & Harrison, Colin J.O.

Price: £8.35

Publisher: London, Academic Press: 1997

Seller ID: 002215


Well illustrated with colour illustrations and photos and line drawings, 8vo, pp.347, paperback. The covers are slightly marked and creased, there is a tiny mark on the fore-edge, but otherwise this is a good copy of a thorough, species-by-species guide. View more info

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The Exultant Ark - a pictorial tour of animal pleasure

By: Balcombe, Jonathan

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Berkeley, University of California Press: 2011

Seller ID: 008638


Very well illustrated, quarto, pp x, 214, a very good copy in a dustwrapper showing only the very faintest signs of use. [Nature documentaries often depict animal life as a grim struggle for survival, but this visually stunning book opens our eyes to a different, more scientifically up-to-date way of looking at the animal kingdom. In more than one hundred thirty striking images, "The Exultant Ark" celebrates the full range of animal experience with dramatic portr... View more info

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Birds of the Maltese Archipelago [Richard Fitter's copy]

By: Bannerman, D.A. & Vella-Gaffiero, J.A.

Price: £17.50

Publisher: Valletta, Malta, Museums Department: 1976

Seller ID: 013078


Illustrated with line drawings and coloured plates, large thick octavo, pp xxii, 550, one small folding map at the rear (slightly creased), corners of lower cover slightly bumped, (alos affecting the last fifty pages or so), otherwise a very good copy in a sl worn dustwrapper. [From the library of the naturalist and conservationist Richard Fitter, with his stamp on the front endpaper.] View more info

Image for Le Cabinet de Curiosites de Thoutmosis III -plantes et animaux du "Jardin Botanique de Karnak

Le Cabinet de Curiosites de Thoutmosis III -plantes et animaux du "Jardin Botanique de Karnak

By: Beaux, Nathalie

Price: £70.00

Publisher: Leuven, Belgium, Peeters Press: 1990

Seller ID: 008248


Well illustrated, small quarto, pp x, 349, a very good copy in slightly scuffed dustwrapper. View more info

Image for Natural History in Zoological Gardens, being some account ov vertebrated animals, with special reference to those usually to be seen in the Zoological Society's Gardens in London and similar institutions

Natural History in Zoological Gardens, being some account ov vertebrated animals, with special reference to those usually to be seen in the Zoological Society's Gardens in London and similar institutions

By: Beddard, Frank E.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Constable & Company: 1909

Seller ID: 009994


Second ("cheaper") reissue. With photographic plates and line drawings within the text by Gambier Bolton and Winifred Austin, pp x, 310, uncut, slight adhesion markes on title pages with very tiny loss of the printed surface, contemporary inscription on front endpaper, otherwise very clean internally, red decorated cloth, slightly worn and marked, spine very slightly faded. View more info

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Penguins of the Falkland Islands and South America

By: Bingham, Mike

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Stanley, Environmental Research Unit Publications: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012366


Well illustrated, tall slim quarto, pp 80, a very good copy in a very slightly worn dustwrapper. VERY SCARCE. View more info

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A History of Ornithology (New Naturalist 104)

By: Bircham, Peter

Price: £27.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006464


FIRST EDITION. Illustrated, pp xii, 482, an excellent copy in dustwrapper. [Today the RSPB has over one million members, reflecting the huge interest in birdwatching as a hobby. Over the years the growth in amateur birdwatchers has contributed enormously to our understanding of bird life, behaviour and populations. But what did we know about birds a thousand years ago and how has our understanding developed? Which species did we recognise, and when did people begin to re... View more info

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The Natural Environment of the Inner Hebrides

By: Boyd, John Morton & Bowes, D.R. (editors)

Price: £30.00

Publisher: The Royal Society of Edinburgh: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012675


Illustrated, large thick octavo, pp xvi, 648, very clean internally, paperback, a very good copy. SCARCE. A heavy book - postage may need to be increased if sending overseas. {Royal Society of Edinburgh Proceedings, Section B, Volume 83}. [Introduction, physical environment, marine and freshwater environment, vegetation and flora, evolution and fauna, land use and natural resources. Authors include A.J. Kerr, A.G. Bramwell, Colin Welch, M.A. Ogilvie, R.J. Berry, Franc... View more info

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A Guide to the Common Birds of Singapore

By: Briffett, Clive

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Singapore, Science Centre: 1995

Seller ID: 009792


Second printing of the revised edition. Well illustrated, small 12mo, pp 160, paperback, a very good copy. [ A useful pocket guide, measuring 150mm x 100mm.]. Postage will be much reduced. View more info

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Eagles, Hawks and Falcons of the World [Richard Fitter's copy]

By: Brown, Leslie & Amadon, Dean

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Country Life Books: 1979

Seller ID: 013141


Third impression. Two volumes, well illustrated, quarto, pp 945, vlean internally, cloth slightly marked and bumped, otherwise a very good set in a slightly worn and frayed slipcase. [From the library of the naturalist and conservationist Richard Fitter, with his stamp on the front endpapers.] View more info

Image for The Return of the Osprey   [Richard Fitter's copy]

The Return of the Osprey [Richard Fitter's copy]

By: Brown, Philip & Waterston, George

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Collins: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013057


Illustrated, octavo, pp 223, cloth slightly worn and marked, in a rather worn and frayed dustwrapper. [From the library of the naturalist and conservationist Richard Fitter, with his stamp on the front endpaper.] View more info