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WILDFOWL: AN IDENTIFICATION GUIDE TO THE DUCKS, GEESE AND SWANS OF THE WORLD
Written by Steve Madge; Hilary Burn.
Stock no. 2133643
Published by Christopher Helm. 1st 1988. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
A concise review of all wildfowl, illustrating all major plumages and subspecies in colour to enable anyone to identify them. Grey boards with gilt title to spine. Colour illustrations, 298 pages. ISBN: 0747022011. Tape residue and some marks to endpapers/pastedowns. Wrapper is creased with faded spine.
Drawn mainly from the sporting diaries he kept for many years, BB recalls numerous little adventures afield. A collection of happenings and impressions of the seasons, beautifully enhanced by dramatic b/w wood- engravings throughout. Black boards, gilt lettering to spine. 176 pages. ISBN: 0718118154. Spine slightly bumped. Inscription in ink to front free-endpaper. Light foxing and page browning to textblock. Dustwrapper is just a little edge creased and there is slight evidence of the wrapper having been leant on to write.
The history of the sport, quarry species, guns and equipment, gundogs and cooking the bag are all covered in a clear and concise manner. Brown boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. Colour illustrations of wildfowl. ISBN: 0904558762. Corners bumped. Pencil erasure mark to front endpaper. Top edge of text block browned. Couple of colour illustrations are annotated to show the wildfowl is protected. Pictorial dustwrapper is browned to spine and rear.
2 volumes. Brown leather covers, gilt borders. B/w plates. Includes sections on dogs, plus fox and stag hunting, hare coursing. Rabbit, martin, badger and otter hunting. Angling, game shooting and waterfowl etc. Both volumes have been rebacked with new spines with raised bands; new endpapers, original boards and pages. Volume 1 No longer has its title page. All plates present. Volume 1 was published in 1801 and Volume 2 in 1802. Scuffing and wear to covers; heavy wear to corners. Foxing, browning and some margin marks.
WILDFOWL IN GREAT BRITAIN
Written by Myrfyn Owen; G.L. Atkinson-Willes; D.G. Salmon. Illustrated by Peter Scott.
Stock no. 2127760
Published by Cambridge University Press. 2nd 1986. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Second Edition. Blue cloth boards, gilt title to spine. x and 613 pages including index. ISBN: 0521309867. Bumping to spine. Bookplate to front pastedown. From the personal library of Bryan L. Sage, distinguished naturalist and author. Some foxing. Wrapper is edge-creased with some browning.
WILDFOWL IN GREAT BRITAIN
Written by G.L. Atkinson-Willes. Illustrated by Peter Scott.
Stock no. 2127608
Published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office. 1st 1963. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
A Survey of the winter distribution of the Anatidae and their conservation in England, Scotland and Wales. Prepared by The Wildfowl Trust. Monograph Number Three of The Nature Conservancy. 11 x 7.5 ins. Orange cloth. A complete survey of the distribution & habitats of wild ducks, geese and swans. The scientific study contained in this Monograph presents a provisional scientific basis for a National Policy for Wildfowl Conservation. Orange cloth boards, burgundy title block to spine with gilt title. Colour illustrations, line drawings, b/w ph, diagrams & maps. Bookplate to front pastedown. From the personal library of Bryan L. Sage, distinguished naturalist and author. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. Wrapper is edge-creased with some chipping and small tears; foxed.
New Naturalist series 110. Green cloth boards. ISBN: 9780007146581. Foxing to top edge of outer page edges. Wrapper a little edge-creased with fading to spine.
New Naturalist series 110. Pictorial cardwraps. Colour photos. xiii & 460 pages including index. ISBN: 9780007146598. A few light creases to cover corners. Spine is slightly faded. Laminate to covers peeling at edges. Small name & date in ink to half-title page.
Second Edition, updated and fully revised. Large format. Paper boards with white titles and colour pictorial onlay to front. Colour & b/w illustrations. Printed on glossy paper. ISBN: 9781770079892. Top & tail of spine rubbed and a little worn. Corners lightly rubbed. Contents clean.
RAMBLINGS OF A SPORTSMAN-NATURALIST
Written by BB. Illustrated by BB.
Stock no. 2118022
Published by Michael Joseph. 1st 1979. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
Drawn mainly from the sporting diaries he kept for many years, BB recalls numerous little adventures afield. A collection of happenings and impressions of the seasons, beautifully enhanced by dramatic b/w wood- engravings throughout. Black boards, gilt lettering to spine. 176 pages. ISBN: 0718118154. Inscription in ink and white label stuck to front endpaper. Odd foxspot to outer page edges. Wrapper is a little creased with some light edge-browning.
DUCKS, GEESE & SWANS OF NORTH AMERICA
Written by Frank C. Bellrose. Illustrated by Terence Michael Shortt; Frank C. Bellrose.
Stock no. 1811095
Published by Stackpole Books. 2nd 1976. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Second Edition. Completely new and expanded version of the classic work by F.H. Kortright. Colour illustrations, b/w text drawings and distribution maps. ISBN: 0811705358. Tape marks to endpapers else contents clean. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly edge-creased.
Covering the geese of North America, Europe and Asia. Brown cloth boards, gilt title and 6 gilt vignettes of geese to spine. Colour plates and b/w illustrations. ISBN: 0856610178. Wrapper is browned to spine, with some edge-creasing.