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1 BENT, Arthur Cleveland (et al) ed. and comp. Oliver L. Austin LIFE HISTORIES OF NORTH AMERICAN CARDINALS, GROSBEAKS, BUNTINGS, TOWHEES, FINCHES, SPARROWS AND ALLIES: ORDER PASSERIFORMES - FAMILY FRINGILLIDAE (three volumes)
Washington Smithsonian Institution Press 1968 Soft Cover 
Three volumes, large octavo, publisher's printed wraps; part 1: Genera Richmondena through Pipilo (part), xxviii + 602pp., mono. photo. illustrations at rear; part 2: Genera Pipilo (part) through Spizella, xi, pp.603-1248, mono. illustrations at rear; part 3: Genera Zonotrichia through Emberiza, Literature Cited and Index, viii, pp.1249-1889, mono. photo. illustrations at rear. All with fore-edge untrimmed, partially unopened. Edges a little browned and with some light and insignificant staining at fore-edge and wraps, part 1; marginal water-staining at plates, part 1, not affecting overall use. A good, sound set, with no significant wear. Signature of M.T. Myres at top corner of each wrap. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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2 CODY, Martin L. COMPETITION AND THE STRUCTURE OF BIRD COMMUNITIES
Princeton Princeton University Press 1974 0691081352 / 9780691081359 First Edition Soft Cover 
Octavo, publisher's printed wraps, viii + 318pp., figures. Owner's signature at front wrap, highlighting at one leaf preceeeding title page, otherwise no remarkable defects, and a very good, clean and sound copy. Monographs in Population Biology, number 7. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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3 CROXALL, J.P. (ed.) SEABIRD STATUS AND CONSERVATION: A SUPPLEMENT
Cambridge ICBP 1991 0946888191 / 9780946888191 Soft Cover 
Octavo, blue pictorial wraps, vi + 308pp., figures, tables. A very good, clean and sound copy. International Council for Bird Preservation Technical Publication No. 11. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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4 DIAMOND, A.W., and FILION, F.L. (eds.) THE VALUE OF BIRDS
Cambridge ICBP 1987 0946888108 / 9780946888108 Soft Cover 
Octavo, stiff pictorial wraps, vi + 267pp., figures, tables. Wraps a little faded at spine, and no remarkable wear. A very good, clean and sound copy. Based on the Proceedings of a Symposium and Workshop held at the XIX World Conference of the International Council for Bird Preservation, Queens University, Ontario, 1986. ICBP Technical Publication No. 6. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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5 DIAMOND, A.W., and FILION, F.L. (eds.) THE VALUE OF BIRDS
Cambridge ICBP 1987 0946888108 / 9780946888108 Soft Cover 
Octavo, stiff pictorial wraps, vi + 267pp., figures, tables. Some extremely minor soiling, and no remarkable wear. A very good copy. Based on the Proceedings of a Symposium and Workshop held at the XIX World Conference of the International Council for Bird Preservation, Queens University, Ontario, 1986. ICBP Technical Publication No. 6. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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6 FALLA, Molly A KEA ON MY BED
Auckland Collins 1975 Reprint Hard Cover Good 
Quarto, illustrated endpapers, 40pp., profusely illustrated in colour and mono. Dustwrapper with a couple of closed marginal tears, and very minor soiling. A good, sound copy, with prize bookplate at half-title (Waitahinga School). 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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7 HUDSON, W.H. (ed. Dennis Shrubsall), Illustrated by Marcus Beavan BIRDS OF A FEATHER: UNPUBLISHED LETTERS OF W.H. HUDSON
Bradford-on-Avon: Moonraker Press 1981 First Edition Hardcover Dustwrapper 
Octavo, 108pp., full-page wood engravings. A near-fine copy in like dustwrapper. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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8 LOCKLEY, R.M. THE BIRDS OF PEMBROKESHIRE
N.P: Western Mail and Echo (n.d.) Hardcover 
Octavo, blue cloth, gilt, map endpapers, 71pp., 4pp. mono. photo. illustrations. Very slightly soiled at boards, otherwise a good, sound copy. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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9 MARTIN, A.C., and UHLER, F.M. FOOD OF GAME DUCKS IN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA
Washington United States Government Printing Office 1951 Soft Cover 
Octavo, publisher's printed wraps, 308pp., mono. photos., figures. Errata slip pasted-in at title page. Wraps a little discolored, owner's names at front wrap, one cancelled. A good, sound, usable copy. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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10 MEINERTZHAGEN, R. PIRATES AND PREDATORS: THE PIRATICAL AND PREDATORY HABITS OF BIRDS
Edinburgh Oliver & Boyd 1959 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
Tall quarto, mono. fronts., ix + 230pp., 43 further plates, 18 in colour. Very slight spine lean, unclipped dustwrapper with a couple of tiny marginal tears, minor chipping, slight rubbing and discoloration, very minor soiling, still quite presentable. Book very good. A decent copy in removable clear protective wrap. 
Price: 150.00 GBP
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11 N.A. THE "THREE CASTLES" BOOK OF NEW ZEALAND BIRDS [two volumes]
N.Z. Native Bird Protection Society Hard Cover 
Two volumes, quarto, in matching cord-tied binders lettered in white at upper boards, each starting at preface, each then with 24 full-page colour plates. Cords a little worn and sunned, boards largely clean and sound; contents with some very inextensive marginal soiling and, other than a closed tear at preface, part two, very minor wear. A decent set. Not dated, but with matching owner inscriptions dated 1931. 
Price: 60.00 GBP
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12 PECK, George K., and JAMES, Ross D. BREEDING BIRDS OF ONTARIO: NIDIOLOGY AND DISTRIBUTION (two volumes)
Toronto Royal Ontario Museum Publications in Life Sciences 1983 Soft Cover 
Two volumes, large octavo, green pictorial wraps, yellow pictorial wraps, vol. 1 (1983) Nonpasserines xii + 321pp., maps, line illustrations, mono. photo. illustrations; vol. 2 (1987) Passerines xi + 387pp. Some very inextensive highlighting restricted to just a few leaves of vol. 1, otherwise no remarkable wear, and a very good, clean set. ISBNs 0888542887 and (vol. 2) 088854328X 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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13 PFORR, Manfred, and LIMBRUNNER, Alfred (trans. Stoneman, Ed. Robertson) THE BREEDING BIRDS OF EUROPE: A PHOTOGRAPHIC HANDBOOK (Two Volumes)
London Croom Helm 1981 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
Two volumes, landscape small quarto, vol. I (1981) Divers to Auks, 327pp., slight wear at prelims. hinge, and a little endpaper foxing; vol. II (1982) Sandgrouse to Crows, 394pp. Each volume profusely illustrated, chiefly in colour, each very slightly shaken and with very minor wear at dustwrapper tips. A very good, presentable set in clear protective wraps. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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14 PINOWSKI, Jan, and KENDEIGH, S. Charles (ed.) GRANIVOROUS BIRDS IN ECOSYSTEMS: THEIR EVOLUTION, POPULATIONS, ENERGETICS, ADAPTATIONS, IMPACT AND CONTROL
Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1977 0521215048 / 9780521215046 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
Large octavo, 431pp., tables, figures. Very light wear only. A very good, clean and sound copy in like dustwrapper. International Biological Programme 12. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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15 REED, Chester A. NORTH AMERICAN BIRDS EGGS
New York Dover Publications 1965 Revised Edition Soft Cover 
Octavo, stiff pictorial wraps, x + 372pp. A very good copy. "Illustrating in natural size the eggs of nearly every species of North American bird." Paul A. Buckley revisions. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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16 TAYLOR, K., FULLER, R.J., and LACK, P.C. (eds.) BIRD CENSUS AND ATLAS STUDIES: PROCEEDINGS OF THE VIII INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BIRD CENSUS AND ATLAS WORK
Tring British Trust for Ornithology 1985 Soft Cover 
Octavo, light green pictorial wraps, xiii + 437pp., mono. photo. illustrations, figures, tables. A very good, clean and sound copy. Conference at Chalfont St. Giles, September 1983. 
Price: 18.50 GBP
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