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Geobotany 14. On the ecological significance of grazing and cutting regimes applied to restore former species-rich grassland communities in the Netherlands. Green boards, black titles. B/w photos and charts. viii and 400 pages including index. ISBN: 0792300688. Small tape marks to pastedowns. Small green ink mark to top of free front endpaper. Otherwise fine.
With Special Reference to the Food-Habits, based on over Four Thousand Stomach Examinations. Second Edition, revised and augmented. Illustrated with 100 colour plates in the style of Audubon. Modern cloth binding with red title to spine. Spine slightly faded, a few small marks to covers. New endpapers. Re-sewn, binding tight. Pencil underlining to title page else contents clean. All plates present.
BIRDS OF NEW GUINEA
Written by Bruce M. Beehler; Thane K. Pratt; Dale A. Zimmerman. Illustrated by Dale A. Zimmerman; James Coe.
Stock no. 1805130
Published by Princeton University Press. 1st 1986. Nearly fine condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Handbook No. 9 of the WAU Ecology Institute. Dark grey cloth boards, white title to spine. Map of New Guinea to endpapers. B/w illustrations and colour plates. ISBN: 0691083851. Contents are fine. White pictorial wrapper is lightly edge-browned.
New Naturalist series No. 72. Book Club edition - no price on dustwrapper and no Collins at base of spine. Green cloth. 20 colour photos and over 100 b/w photos and diagrams. ISBN: 0002190206. Spine of dustwrapper lightly faded.
Book Club edition - no price on dustwrapper and no Collins at base of spine. Otherwise looks exactly the same as first edition! Green boards, gilt title to spine. Colour & b/w illustrations. ISBN: 0002191075. Spine of wrapper lightly faded.
The author's adventures in Kenya illustrated by his own b/w photographs. From farming to nature photography and ivory hunting. 264 pages. SIGNED by author. Corners bumped. Wrapper price-cut, somewhat browned and a little edge-chipped.
BIRDS OF MY KALAM COUNTRY
Written by Ian Saem Majnep; Ralph Bulmer. Illustrated by Christopher Healey.
Stock no. 1205051
Published by Auckland University Press; Oxford University Press. 1st 1977. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
The author Majnep is a Kalam from Papua New Guinea. He describes the appearance and habits of the birds and also relates bird lore to many aspects of the life and thought of his people, to hunting, gardening, ceremonials, mythology and magic. Large format. B/w illustrations. B/w photos. Contents near fine but foredge of textblock has many brown spots (not affecting contents). Wrapper spine browned.
Re-issue. 119 artistic colored plates (lithographs) representing the different species and varieties drawn and colored from nature including a copious text giving a popular account of their habits and characteristics, based on observations made in the field by the most eminent writers on ornithology prefaced by a systematic table and index to page, plate and figure. Very large format. Full red morocco binding with gilt title to front and spine. All edges gilt. 182 pages plus index. Spine faded, edges rubbed, a few scuff marks to front & rear board. Corners worn. Front joint between title page and frontis pulled. Some scattered foxing. A few closed margin tears. Some grubby margin marks (fingering). All plates present and beautifully bright.
BIRDS OF SURINAME
Written by F. Haverschmidt; G.F. Mees. Illustrated by Paul Barruel; Inge Van Noortwijk.
Stock no. 1204194
Published by Vaco. 1st 1994. Almost very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
Large format. Dark green imitation leather with gilt titles. Colour plates. Includes fold-out sketch map of Suriname to rear. 584 pages. ISBN: 999140029X. Rear joints are just starting to crack. Wrapper a little edge-chipped.
A Treatise on its Geodesical and Geological Constitution; its Transformations; and The Ancient and Recent State of its Glaciers. Blue cloth with gilt & black title and decoration. 112 woodcut illustrations. xvi plus 378 pages and 2 page book list to rear. Edges worn, corners bumped. 1" split to side of spine which is browned. Name in ink to verso of front endpaper. One section detached but present pages 65 to 80.
THE NATURAL HISTORY OF CAPE CLEAR ISLAND
Written by J.T.R. Sharrock. Illustrated by Robert Gillmor.
Stock no. 1803389
Published by T. & A.D. Poyser. 1st 1973. Fine condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Cape Clear Island, the most southerly point of Ireland, apart from the nearby Fastnet Rock, has been the site of a bird obsservatory since 1959. This account of the island, it flora and fauna, its inhabitants and history is weighted in favour of the birds since the island offers much of exceptional ornithological interest. Mottled blue boards, gilt title to spine. B/w sketches. 207 pages. ISBN: 085661002X. A fine copy in a blue wrapper which is rubbed at edges and corners, a little scuffed and has a small closed tear to top of front edge of spine.
Written by Janet Kear; Nicole Duplaix-Hall; et al.
Stock no. 1203652
Published by T. & A.D. Poyser. 1st 1975. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
Colour and b/w photos. Papers from the International Flamingo Symposium, aiming to disseminate knowledge that will help improve captive conditions. ISBN: 0856610070. Wrapper is very slightly browned.