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A Natural History of English Song-Birds, and Such of the Foreign as are usually brought over and esteem'd for their Singing. To which are added, Figures of the Cock, Hen and Egg of each Species, copied from Nature, by Mr. Eleazar Albin (...), Albin, Eleazar
1 Albin, Eleazar A Natural History of English Song-Birds, and Such of the Foreign as are usually brought over and esteem'd for their Singing. To which are added, Figures of the Cock, Hen and Egg of each Species, copied from Nature, by Mr. Eleazar Albin (...)
London Printed for C. Ware 1759 no Full Leather Fair No Jacket Eleazar Albin 
Stated third edition. Full title: A Natural History of English Song-Birds, and Such of the Foreign as are usually brought over and esteem'd for their Singing. To which are added, Figures of the Cock, Hen and Egg of each Species, copied from Nature, by Mr. Eleazar Albin, and curiously engraven on Copper. Also, a particular Account how to order the Canary-Birds in Breeding; likewise their Diseases and Cure. Full leather, dark calf with minor gilt banding along the extremities and 5 raised bands on the spine. 99 pages plus a one page advertisement in the rear. 3 leaves including frontis at the front, plus 1 bird illustrations preceding the first page of the text. 23 illustrations present, including 22 bird plates and a frontis. LACKING one plate. Plates include a sketch of the various birds' eggs. A general look at various English song-birds, describing their attributes, breeding habits, etc. Includes studies of various finches, larks, the robin, wren, yellowhammer, nightingale, etc. In FAIR condition. Front cover DETACHED, with the rear hanging by threads. Mostly minor scuffing to the covers, with a few spots on the front cover, a bit deeper and perhaps the result of worming. Heavy scuffing to the extremities with the leather worn at the corners and head and foot of the spine. Worming present in the leather at the upper compartment at the head of the spine. Some bumping along the extremities. Text block solid with minor general tanning to the pages, and minor scattered foxing and soiling. A few faint dog-ear creases present. Upper right corner of the title page cut away in the shape of a rectangle. Several ownership inscriptions/signatures/stamps present to the first endpaper, frontis, title and introductory page. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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The Federation of the Bird Clubs of New England. A record of its first ten Years, Allen, Francis H.
2 Allen, Francis H. The Federation of the Bird Clubs of New England. A record of its first ten Years
Boston Published by the Federation 1934 no Wraps Good 
Side stapled wraps, with a small photo of the Annie H. Brown Sanctuary at Plum Island on the front cover. 16 pages including covers. A short account of the actions of The Federation of the Bird Clubs of New England, detailing its efforts in acquiring or establishing wildlife and bird sanctuaries in New England. This includes a descriptive list of the sancturies, as well as explaining the origin and need for the federation and the goals of the organization. GOOD condition. Minor soiling and a few small stains to the covers, with general browning. Some creasing and curling at the corners. Light foxing present in the interior. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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3 Bolles, Frank From Blomidon to Smoky and other Papers
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1895 no Cloth Very Good No Jacket 
Stated second edition. Blue cloth. 278 pp. A collection of essays on ornithology and bird watching. This includes a recounting of travels in the Northeast and Canada in search of birds, as well as sections on Barred Owls, Sapsuckers, etc. VERY GOOD condition. Minor fading, scuffing and edgewear. Light soiling. Ownership signature present. Minor toning to the paper. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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4 Bolton, Mark An Atlas of Wintering Birds in the Western Algarve 1986-87. A Rocha Occasional Publication Number 1
England No Publisher 1987 no Original Wraps Very Good Signed by Author
Original wraps. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on inside front cover. 82 pages including index. Black and white illustrations of birds throughout, as well as small maps indicating areas birds are located. Brief descriptions of the birds included. 4 pieces of paper ephemera regarding birding in the Algarve laid in. In VERY GOOD condition. Some soiling and rubbing to the covers. Minor wear to the extremities. Slight musty odor to book. Text clean and solid. VERY GOOD condition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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5 Borror, Arthur C.; Holmes, David W. Breeding Birds of the Isles of Shoals
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A. Shoals Marine Laboratory 1990 no Spiral Bound Good 
A revised, expanded and updated version of the 1980 issue. Spiral bound trade paperback. 76 pages. With a few small illustrations. A small study of breeding birds on the Isles of Shoals off the coast of New Hampshire, giving species types and amount of breeding pairs where known. In GOOD+ condition. Minor soiling and scuffing to the covers. Noticeable diagonal crease present on the front and rear cover. Faint crease present to the pages. Interior otherwise clean and solid. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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6 Grinnell, Joseph (editor). The Condor. A Magazine of Western Ornithology. January-February, 1915.
Hollywood Cooper Ornithological Club, Publisher 1915 no Wraps Very Good 
Illustrated wraps. 64 pp. With a few black and white illustrations and photos throughout. A single issue of this journal devoted to ornithology of the Western United States. This includes articles on the nesting of the Black Swift, the Kern Redwing, the status of the Arizona Spotted Owl, birds observed on Forrester Island, Alaska, Birds of the Boston Mountains, Arkansas, etc. VERY GOOD condition. Minor general fading. Light soiling. A small tear to the wrapper at the upper front hinge. Minor edgewear. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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7 No author given Animate Creation. A Popular Edition of Our Living World. Part Twenty-Four
New York Selmar Hess, Publisher no Wraps Good 
no date, presumed 1880s. Blue printed wraps. Pagination runs 71-102, with text beginning mid-sentence on the first page, and presumably ending mid-passage at the rear. Black and white plates of the Osprey and Sea Eagle at the front, with black and white illustrations of the chanting falcon and various owls throughout. A single part (#24) of this work that is often found as a complete bound volume, presumably originally issued in parts as this. With sections on the Virginian Eared Owl, the Carolina Goat-sucker, the secretary bird and others. GOOD condition. Offsetting along the wrappers' extremities. Minor soiling, fading and toning. Faint owner's stamp on the lower front cover. Minor toning in the interior. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8 No author given Animate Creation. A Popular Edition of Our Living World. Part Twenty-Three
New York Selmar Hess, Publisher no Wraps Good 
no date, presumed 1880s. Blue printed wraps. Pagination runs 39-70, with text ending mid-sentence on the last page, and beginning mid-sentence at the beginning. Color plate of a Respledent Trogon at the front, with black and white illustrations of the Bald Eagle, Red Throated Falcon and others. A single part (#23) of this work that is often found as a complete bound volume, presumably originally issued in parts as this. With sections on eagles, falcons, kites and buzzards. GOOD condition. Offsetting along the wrappers' extremities. Minor soiling, fading and toning. Some chipping and minor tearing along the extremities, with a 2 inch tear at the top of the front wrapper. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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9 Stebbins, Theodore; Blaugrund, Annette et al John James Audubon. The Watercolors for the Birds of America
New York Villard Books, Random House, Publishers 1993 no First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
Stated first edition. Color illustrated wraps. Folio. 303 pp. Color reproductions of watercolors throughout. A catalog and book to accompany a 1993 exhibition of watercolor paintings of birds by John James Audubon, providing several essays on Audubon, his life and work, in an effort to provide context for his paintings. With a catalog of watercolors, accompanied by descriptive text. VERY GOOD condition. Minor soiling, bumping and edgewear to the covers. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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