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PHEASANTS, PARTRIDGES AND GROUSE (HELM IDENTIFICATION GUIDES)
Written by Steve Madge; Phil Mcgowan. Illustrated by Norman Arlott; et al..
Stock no. 1820292
Published by Christopher Helm. 1st 2002. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.
A Guide to the Pheasants, Partridges, Quails, Grouse, Guineafowl, Buttonquails and Sandgrouse of the World. Red boards, gilt title to spine. Colour illustrations and distribution maps. ISBN: 0713639660. Light stain to lower edge of text block and vertical margin of front endpaper. Else fine. White pictorial dustwrapper is lightly creased.
Very large format. Limited edition of 250 numbered copies signed by the author and artist. Green leather spine with raised bands and gilt title. Green cloth sides with small gilt vignette to front. 24 tipped-in colour plates. B/w text illustrations and chapter headers. Top edge gilt. SIGNED by Author and Illustrator to Limited edition page. This is Copy No. 26. Some light rubbing/wear to spine. Absolutely stunning book! Contained in a slip case that has some spotting.
Card wraps. B/w photos and graphs. ISBN: 0632018348. Some browning to covers. Bookplate to inside front cover. From the personal library of Bryan L. Sage, distinguished naturalist and author. Foxing to outer page edges.
Supplementary Publication No. XII. Heterochrosis, Gynandromorphs, Aberration, Mutation, Atavism and Hybrids. Brown cardwraps. Colour & b/w plates. Slight loss to lower corner of front cover. Bookplate of Bryan L. Sage, distinguished naturalist, to verso of frontispiece. A few grubby marks to contents.
Green cloth gilt title to spine. No. 121 in New Naturalist Series. Colour photos. ISBN: 9780007418701.
THE KEEPER'S BOOK A GUIDE TO THE DUTIES OF A GAMEKEEPER
Written by Peter Jeffrey Mackie; et al.
Stock no. 2125272
Published by G.T. Foulis & Co. Ltd.. 1929. Almost very good condition.
With a New Introduction and a Special Chapter on Sporting Guns by Major Hugh Pollard. Tipped-in colour plates. Spotting to covers. Uneven fade marks to rear cover. Front joint is cracked; showing webbing. Bookplate stuck to front pastedown. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. A few margin marks. Plate to page 520 has a pencil annotation to captioned mount page beneath.
BRITISH SPORTING BIRDS
Written by F.B. Kirkman; Horace G. Hutchinson. Illustrated by G.E. Lodge; Allen W. Seaby.
Stock no. 1814337
Published by T.C. & E.C. Jack Ltd.. 1936. Almost very good condition.
A guide to the natural history and the sporting value of the main British game birds. Large format. Blue cloth boards, black titles and illustration of ducks flying to front. Colour plates & b/w photos. Edited by Kirkman & Hutchinson with contributions by others. xii and 428 pages. Edges rubbed, boards marked. Inscriptions in ink to front endpaper and top corner of same removed. Text block browned and grubby. Some foxing present. All plates present with some foxing to margins.
Large format. Red leather spine and corners. Raised bands and gilt title to spine. Green decorated cloth with gilt vignettes. 60 hand-coloured engraved plates. Wear to cover edges; some darkening marks to edges of leather. Front joint is cracked, with some chipping. Some foxing and grubby marks to pages internally, but illustrations are exquisite!
Foreword by Will Garfit. Glazed pictorial boards. Colour photos. ISBN: 9781904057970. Some sticky residue marks to rear board and tiny bumps to edges. pale damp staining visible to endpapers and some pages. Slight wrinkling on some pages but contents are generally clean and bright.
Sport, Legend, and Natural History in Cape Colony. With a notice of the game birds, and of the present distribution of the antelopes and larger game. Cloth covers with gilt titles and vignettes. Tissue-guarded b/w plates. Bumping and wear to spine and corners; some chipping to top of spine; minimal loss. Spotting to covers. Ink stamp to half-title page. Foxing to outer page edges. A few marks to some page margins.