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Birds Of Cyprus
Title:      Birds Of Cyprus
Author:  BANNERMAN, D. A
Cost:      AU$ 99.00 ~ FREE postage in Australia
1958 Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh and London 384 Pp. A small simple plain ex libris "Clifford B. Frith" on inside front cover. A very fine dust cover and complete copy.
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The Birds Of West And Equatorial Africa
Title:      The Birds Of West And Equatorial Africa
Author:  BANNERMAN, D. A
Cost:      AU$ 99.00 ~ FREE postage in Australia
1953 Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh and London Two volumes; 1526 Pp. Slightly chipped dust wrappers. Otherwise a fine clean complete set.
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The Birds Of The British Isles
Title:      The Birds Of The British Isles
Author:  BANNERMAN, D. A
Cost:      AU$ 1,100.00 ~ Large book, enquire for postage
1953-1963 Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh and London. Twelve volumes; 356, 301, 399, 259, 350, 326, 256, 400, 398, 320, 368, 443 Pp. Dust wrappers fine. Tops of some boards slightly silverfish 'grazed'. A fine complete clean set.
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Birds Of The Atlantic Islands
Title:      Birds Of The Atlantic Islands
Author:  BANNERMAN, D. A.
Cost:      AU$ 475.00 ~ Large book, enquire for postage
1963-1968. Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh and London. Four volumes; 358, 207, 262, 458 Pp. Dust wrappers fine. Tops of boards of vols. 1-3 slightly silverfish 'grazed'. A fine complete set.
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Handbook Of The Birds Of West Africa
Title:      Handbook Of The Birds Of West Africa
Author:  BATES, G. L.
Cost:      AU$ 85.00 ~ FREE postage in Australia
1930 Bale, Sons & Danielsson. Cloth cover slightly chipped and marked, otherwise a good clean complete copy. Front endpaper inscibed "To Thomas Wells from G. L. B." by the author.
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Eagles, Hawks And Falcons Of The World
Title:      Eagles, Hawks And Falcons Of The World
Author:  BROWN, L. and AMADON, D.
Region: World
Cost:      AU$ 140.00 ~ Large book, enquire for postage
1968. Two volumes, 431 + 945 pp. Country Life, Feltham. A fine set of this classic work, in slightly chipped original presentation slip box
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 Birds Of The Sudan
Title:       Birds Of The Sudan
Author:  CAVE, F. O. & MACDONALD, J. D.
Cost:      AU$ 80.00 ~ FREE postage in Australia
1955 Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh and London. 444 Pp. A tatty dust wrapper, some staining to endpapers. Outer edges of pages painted black. A small simple plain ex libris "Clifford B. Frith" on inside front cover. Otherwise a perfectly fine clean complete copy.
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The Birds Of The Belgian Congo
Title:      The Birds Of The Belgian Congo
Author:  CHAPIN, J. P.
Cost:      AU$ 700.00 ~ Large book, enquire for postage
1932-1954 The American Museum of Natural History, New York. Four volumes; 756, 632, 821, 846 Pp. Each volume in contemporay dark green synthetic binding. Slightest glue staining on outer endpaper. A small simple plain ex libris "Clifford B. Frith" on inside front covers. A fine clean complete and sound set of this classic work.
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Australian Parrots
Title:      Australian Parrots
Author:  FORSHAW, J.M.
Cost:      AU$ 125.00 ~ Large book, enquire for postage
306 pp. (tipped-in colour plates). Livingston, Wynnewood. dw slightly chipped, otherwise fine. Large book, enquire for postage
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Australian Parrots
Title:      Australian Parrots
Author:  FORSHAW, J.M.
Cost:      AU$ 115.00 ~ Large book, enquire for postage
1969. 306 pp. (tipped-in colour plates). Livingston, Wynnewood. dw slightly torn, chipped & worn, otherwise near fine. Large book, enquire for postage
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Kiwis-a Monograph Of The Family Apterygidae
Title:      Kiwis-a Monograph Of The Family Apterygidae
Author:  FULLER, E. (Editor).
Region: New Zealand
Cost:      AU$ 120.00 ~ FREE postage in Australia
1985. 187 pp. Seto Publishing, Auckland. dw, as new.
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John Gould’s Hummingbirds
Title:      John Gould’s Hummingbirds
Author:  GOULD, J.
Region:  Americas
Cost:      AU$ 150.00 ~ FREE postage in Australia
492 pp. (A facsimile of the 1849-61 classic). Wellfleet Press, Secaucus. dw chipped and a corner bumped, otherwise fine large book
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Lansdowne’s Birds Of The Forest
Title:      Lansdowne’s Birds Of The Forest
Author:  LIVINGSTON, J.A.
Region: North America – Canada.
Cost:      AU$ 150.00 ~ FREE postage in Australia
725 pp. (composite volume containing Birds of the Northern Forest [1966], Birds of the Eastern Forest 1 [1968], and Birds of the Eastern Forest 2 [1970]. Arrowood Press, New York. dw with small dents on front, otherwise fine
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A Working List Of Australian Birds - Including The Australian Quadrant And New Zealand.
Title:      A Working List Of Australian Birds - Including The Australian Quadrant And New Zealand.
Author:  MATHEWS, G. M.
Cost:      AU$ 25.00 ~ FREE postage in Australia
1946. Shepherd & Newman, Sydney. Cloth faded, otherwise good clean copy.
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Systema Avium Australasianarum - A Systematic List Of The Birds Of The Australasian Region. Parts 1 & 11
Title:      Systema Avium Australasianarum - A Systematic List Of The Birds Of The Australasian Region. Parts 1 & 11
Author:  MATHEWS, G. M.
Cost:      AU$ 135.00 ~ FREE postage in Australia
1927 & 1930. 1048 pp. British Ornithologists’ Union, London. Two volumes in green contemporary cloth binding, fine.
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A Manual Of The Birds Of Australia. Volume 1. (orders Casuarii To Columbæ).
Title:      A Manual Of The Birds Of Australia. Volume 1. (orders Casuarii To Columbæ).
Author:  MATHEWS, G. M. and IREDALE, T.
Cost:      AU$ 89.00 ~ FREE postage in Australia
1921. 279 pp. H.F. & G.Witherby. Cloth worn. spots & a few wormholes, name/address on endpaper, some light foxing but a fair copy.
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Nests And Eggs Of Birds Found Breeding In Australia And Tasmania.
Title:      Nests And Eggs Of Birds Found Breeding In Australia And Tasmania.
Author:  NORTH, A. J.
Cost:      AU$ 1,750.00 ~ Large book, enquire for postage
4 volumes, roy. 4to (being the second, and best, edition of Australian Museum Catalogue No. XII, entirely re-written, with additions). 1901-1914. Vol. 1 viii + 366 pp, 8 plates of nests & 7 of eggs; Vol. 2 viii + 380 pp, 5 plates of nests & 6 of eggs; Vol. 3 viii + 362 pp, 4 plates of nests & 3 of eggs; Vol. 4 viii + 472 pp, 3 plates of nests & 9 of eggs. Total 45 plates (25 showing 517 eggs), numerous text illustrations. Bound in deep red cloth, gilt titles on spines & front boards, all edges gilt/ Front wrappers of original parts to vol. 1 bound in. A little foxing on the usual pages but a very good, clean, and sound set of this classic work. Trustees of the Australian Museum, Sydney.Large book, enquire for postage
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The Birds Of The Malay Peninsula, Volume Iii: Sporting Birds; Birds Of The Shore And Estuaries
Title:      The Birds Of The Malay Peninsula, Volume Iii: Sporting Birds; Birds Of The Shore And Estuaries
Author:  ROBINSON, H.C. and CHASEN, F.N.
Cost:      AU$ 150.00 ~ FREE postage in Australia
1936. 264 Pp, 25 colour plates by H. Grönvold, Witherby, London. Complete with original wrappers in contemporary green ‘leather looking’ vinyl binding on which the word birds is incorrectly spelt birdr. Ex libris plate. Content clean and fine.
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John Gould The Bird Man - A Chronology And Bibliography.
Title:      John Gould The Bird Man - A Chronology And Bibliography.
Author:  SAUER, G. C.
Region: World
Cost:      AU$ 58.00 ~ FREE postage in Australia
1982. 416 pp. Lansdowne Editions, Melbourne. dw, slight foxing on endpapers/page edges, otherwise fine.
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The Fairy-wrens
Title:      The Fairy-wrens
Author:  SCHODDE, R.
Region: Australia
Cost:      AU$ 450.00 ~ Large book, enquire for postage
1982. 203 pp. Lansdowne Editions, Melbourne. dw, new. Signed on title page "With very best wishes" by the author Richard Schodde and dated September 1995
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Nocturnal Birds Of Australia
Title:      Nocturnal Birds Of Australia
Author:  SCHODDE, R. and Mason, I.J.
Cost:      AU$ 450.00 ~ Large book, enquire for postage
1980. 136 pp. Lansdowne Editions, Melbourne. Full leather, edition limited to 750 copies. Signed and numbered by authors. With the loose signed lithograph of a Black-shouldered Kite.As new.
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Buller’s Birds Of New Zealand
Title:      Buller’s Birds Of New Zealand
Author:  TURBOTT, E.G.
Cost:      AU$ 260.00 ~ FREE postage in Australia
1967. 261 pp. Macdonald, London. dw, as new
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