BOOKS ABOUT BIRDS (Not pigeons)

Update February 12, 2021

 

Books are packed with great care and preserved in a poly sleeve.  Some titles are listed more than once because I have duplicate copies. Prices are based on age, condition and rarity. Many are very scarce. You may send a US check or use PayPal for a 5% fee.

 

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CANARIES AND CAGE BIRDS by George H. Holden, 1883 First Edition, hard cover, Profusely illustrated with b&w plates and some magnificent chromolithographic plates throughout. 364 pages plus index and advertising section at back (truly fascinating!), 10.5 by 7 inches, in very good condition............................................................$100.00

AUDUBON'S MASTERPIECES, John James Audubon, 2009, hard cover w/ dust jacket, 499 spectacular color prints, high gloss pages, 10.25 by 8.25 inches, condition is like new, this is an expensive book...................... my price $40.00

THE BIRDS OF AMERICA, John James Audubon, 1985 (0riginally 1937), hard cover w/ dust jacket, 435 fantastic color plates, 12.5 by 9.5 inches, this is a big and impressive book, condition is good.........................................................$25.00

 

THE BIRDS OF AMERICA, John James Audubon, 1962 Fourth Printing  (0riginally 1937), hard cover w/o dust jacket, 435 fantastic color plates, 12.5 by 9.5 inches, this is a big and impressive book, condition is average/ good...............................Copy #2.......$15.00

THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF NORTH AMERICAN BIRDS by Michael Vanner, 2003 soft cover, 384 pages, 500 species, color photography, 10.5 by 8.5 inches, in excellent /like new condition.......$30.00

BIRDS; THEIR LIFE, THEIR WAYS, THEIR WORLD, Dr. Christopher Perrins, 1976, published by Readers Digest, hard cover w/ dust jacket, 414 pages, wonderful color illustrations, 11 by 8.75 inches, dj is slightly worn, book is in very good/excellent condition......................$20.00

ORNAMENTAL PHEASANTS, THEIR BREEDING AND CARE by Charles Denley, 1935 First Edition, hard cover, 93 pages, b/w photos and illustrations, 8.5 by 5.5 inches, in very good condition....$50.00

BIRDS OF BRITAIN by Frances Pitt, 1948, First Edition, hard cover, 576 pages color and b/w illustrations, 9.25 by 6.5 pages, in good condition, this book is from Wm Penson's collection, there is his signature and ink stamp on the first page......................................................$25.00 

FOREIGN CAGE BIRDS, Contains Full Directions for Successfully Breeding, Rearing and Managing the Various Beautiful Aviary Birds Imported into this Country (UK) by C.W. Gedney, Complete Set, Volumes 1 and 2, 1923, hard cover, 400 pages in total plus fascinating advertising appendix, beautiful b/w drawings, 7.875 by 5.25 inches, books are in good/very good condition; two volume set...................................$75.00

HAWKS of North America by Clark and Wheeler, 2001, soft cover, 319 pages, 7.5 by 4.75 inches, color illustrations, in new condition..$20.00 sold

GAME BIRD CARVING by Bruce Burk, 1972, hard cover w/ dust jacket, 242 pages, 800 how-to-photographs and line drawings. 11 by 8.5 inches, dj has minor wear, book is in very good condition.............................................$20.00

WATERFOWL STUDIES by Bruce Burk, 1976, hard cover w/ dust jacket, 254 pages, 700 photographs, 44 color portraits, 11 by 8.75 inches, in very good/excellent  condition....................$20.00

WATERFOWL ~ Their Biology and Natural History by Paul Johnsgard, 1968, hard cover w/ just jacket, 138 pages, 148 photographs (59 in color), 10 by 7.75 inches, condition very good/excellent..$20.00

THE ATLANTIC FLYWAY, Robert Elman and Walter Osborne, 1972, hard cover w/ dust jacket. Birds of the Mirgratory Corridor, 200 pages, color and b/w photography, 11.25 by 8.75 inches, dust jacket has a few minor faults, book is in very good condition..............................................$20.00