CLASSIC & RARE BOOKS prior to 1925.

Updated April 19, 2017

 

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ORIENTAL FRILLS, Their History, Breeding and Management  by H. Seaton, 1912, Original hard binding in good shape. b/w illustrated, Very clean text 104 pages. 7.25 by 5 inches, No marks, tears or writing 100 % original condition. A very nice copy of a hard to find title. More rare than the Gems of the Orient by Machin (1919) or Modern Oriental Frills by Scatliff (1932). ......$250.00    sold

Carriers and Barbs by JB Broad and J Firth, 1990 Reprint by Feathered World of 1898 title published by Feathered World; professionally hardbound with original paper cover; illustrated by Ludlow and Lydon; 45pp plus boards. 10 by 7.5 inches, excellent/new condition....$100.00

The TIPPLER PIGEON for Flying and Exhibiting by A.F. Hepworth and others, 1893, published by The Feathered World, London, rebound into hard cover, original soft cover has Feathered World post card which has faults, illustrated, 56 pages, 9.625 by 7.375, some repairs, condition is overall good. VERY RARE...............................$200.00

The TIPPLER PIGEON Up To Date by Archibald F. Hepworth, 1893 London, hard cover, illustrated, 103 pages, 7.125 by 5 inches, marbled binding, minor fault at top of spine, scan is the title page, condition is good/very good....$150.00  sold

PIGEONS: Their Structure, Varieties, Habits and Management by W.B. Tegetmeier, 1868 First Edition, London, George Routledge and Sons Publisher, hard cover with plastic dust jacket, gold leaf edging, wonderful color illustrations by Harrison Weir, 192 pages, 10.75 by 7.25 inches, condition is very good...........................$1,000.00

PHEASANTS: Their Natural History and Prctical Management by W.B.Tagetmeier, 1911 5th Edition enlarged, London: Horace Cox, hard cover, 276 pages, 6 colored plates, 17 engravings, frontispiece small tear, 8.75 by 6 inches, small cover fault lower left front, condition is good/very good..........................................................$150.00

FANCY PIGEONS: Containing full directions for their breeding and management, with description of every known variety and all other information of interest or use to pigeon fanciers. by James Lyell, 1887, Third Edition, hard cover w/ added plastic dust jacket. 230 pages, wonderful illustrations in color and b/w, 8 by 5.75 inches, condition is very good, Classic Book...................................................$1,500.00

PIGEON KEEPING FOR AMATEURS: A Complete Guide to the Amateur Breeder of Domestic and Fancy Pigeons by James C. Lyell, 1892 First Edition, hard cover, 150 pages, b/w illustrations, 7.5 by 5 inches, some rusting inside the front cover and on the blank page before the title page, tight binding, condition is very good+...............$250.00

 

PIGEON KEEPING FOR AMATEURS: A Complete Guide to the Amateur Breeder of Domestic and Fancy Pigeons by James C. Lyell, 1892 First Edition, hard cover, 150 pages, b/w illustrations, 7.5 by 5 inches,missing few pages upto the Chapter 1, binding is a bit loose, condition is average/fair.............................................$80.00

THE INTERNATIONAL STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE FOR JUDGING PIGEONS with hints to breeders and a chapter on diseases. by Ludlow, J.W. & Simpson, Wm, New York, 1879 First Edition, hard cover, with 8 beautiful color prints by Ludlow depicting many breeds, few b/w text illustrations, 103 pages + appendix, 9 by 6 inches, cover corners gently rubbed, last page facing inside back cover has lower piece missing, condition is very good, Note: this is one of the nicest books I have had. This is a very nice copy of a very rare book..................$1,500.00  sold

A BOOK OF DOVECOTES by Arthur O. Cooke, 1920 First Edition, hard cover with plastic dust jacket, b/w and color illustrations, 290 pages, 7.5 by 5.5 pages, collector bought this book from Abe Books for $709.99 (receipt included), condition is good/very good....................................$700.00

THE DOVECOTE AND THE AVIARY: Sketches of the Natural History of Pigeons and other Domestic Birds in a Captive State with Hints for their Management by The Rev E.S. Dixon, 1851, Hard cover, b/w illustrations, 458 pages, 7 by 4.5 inches, in good/very good condition.................$400.00

DRAGOONS: THEIR VARIETIES AND PROPERTIES, AND THEIR MANAGEMENT THROUGHOUT THE YEAR by W.R. Fletcher, 1908, published by The Feathered World, gold embossed hardbound with Feather World postcard; 103pp plus advertisements; numerous woodcuts and illustrations, some black and white photos; some idiot scribbled on cover post card; some light foxing; a few small tears mended; clean text; good condition.................................$200.00   sold

 

DRAGOONS: THEIR VARIETIES AND PROPERTIES, AND THEIR MANAGEMENT THROUGHOUT THE YEAR by W.R. Fletcher, 1909, published by The Feathered World, expertly rebound, hard cover, 120 pages, fabulously illustrated, 9.75 by 7.5 inches, condition is  very good/excellent, VERY RARE.......400.00  sold

THE PLEASURES OF A PIGEON FANCIER by Rev J. Lucas, 1886 First Edition, hard cover, fantastic hand colored plates, illustrated with b/w plates, book emphasis is on Tumblers, 220 pages, 7.5 by 5.25 inches, this is a wonderful book, condition is very good.........................................$200

The LONG-FACED TUMBLER and its Varieties, by Lt-Col H. Bruno, 1904, Original illustrations by Ludlow, soft cover, 61 pages, 8.5 by 5.5 inches, cover has been re-attached otherwise in good/very good condition, Retail $150.00...my price $100.00

PRACTICAL HINTS FOR A BIGINNER IN THE PIGEON FANCY, E.R.B. Chapman, 1908, soft cover, 48 pages, 7.75 by 5.5 inches, owner stamp on cover and owner label on title page, in good condition......................................$50.00

THE MODERN TURBIT by H.P. Scatliff, 1906, soft cover, published by The Feathered World, 72 pages, very nice book, in good condition, .......Value $150.00.................$100.00 sold

THE MODERN TURBIT by H.P. Scatliff, 1923 Second Edition, soft cover, Published by Feathered World, including valuable Feathered World Turbit postcard attached to cover, 80 pages, 8.5 by 5.5 inches, some repairs, sound book in overall good condition.....Retail is $200...........$150.00

PIGEONS & RABBITS by E.Sabastian Delamer, before 1884, hard cover, 60+ pages, wonderful illustrations, most of the book is on pigeons, 6.625 by 4.25 inches, in good/very good condition...........................$125.00   sold

PIGEONS (Their Varieties, Classification, Exhibiting, Treatment, Breeding, Rearing, Housing, Diseases, and General Management)  by Edward Brown, 1891, 25 illustrations by Ludlow, 126 pages, hard board cover, 7.25 by 5.125 inches, binding reinforced, in good condition...RARE BOOK..................................$125.00

PIGEON KEEPING FOR AMATEURS by James Lyell (A Complete and Cocise Guide to the Amateur Breeder of Domestic and Fancy Pigeons) 1915, 2nd Edition soft cover, 115 pages, illustrated, 7.25 by4.875 inches, condition is average/good, Never seen/very rare..................$100.00  sold

ROBINSON METHOD of BREEDING SQUABS by Elmer Rice, 2nd Edition Revised with supplement, 1902, hard cover, illustrated, 79 pages,  8.125 by 6 inches, in good condition...Rare.................$75.00

THE ORNITHOLOGY OF FRANCIS WILLUGHBY, 1678 by John Jay. 444 pages. 80 copper plates (some repaired), rubbed, joints cracked, corner torn off page 249. Verified no missing pages. Hard cover, 9.5 inches by 14.5 inches, condition very good ++, .............$6,380.00  sold

GEMS OF THE ORIENT: THE ORIENTAL FRILL PIGEON by Frank Machin

1919 Hard cover, 2nd Edition, Birmingham, England: The Midlands Counties Herald Ltd. 82 pages. 14 illustrations, Author autographed photo, 8.125 by 5.75 inches, in good/very good condition, inside front cover has previous owner's name and address.........................$250.00  sold

INDIAN PIGEONS AND DOVES by Stuart Baker. 1913 London, England: Witherby & Co. 260 pages, 27 color plates, verified no missing pages, 10.75 inches by 7.75 inches, condition is very good, rusting spots on most pages but not on plates. I found one for sale at Amazon UK for $865.00, Classic work.....$350.00

The Practical Pigeon Keeper by Lewis Wright (Cassell Pub, London). Hardcover, 1890 est, 7.3 inches by 5 inches, 232 pages, wonderful b/w illustrations, very good condition, $100.00

A BOOK OF DOVECOTES, by Arthur Cooke, 1920, 292 pages, 4 color plates, 41 illustrations and drawings, 7.5 by 5.5 inches, good condition......$80.00

OUR FANCY PIGEONS & RAMBLINGS NOTES OF A NATURALIST, 1886 by George Ure. 282 pages, 6 plates, 7.5 by 5.25 inches, in good/very good + condition (Copy #1)......$250.00

 

OUR FANCY PIGEONS & RAMBLINGS NOTES OF A NATURALIST, 1886 by George Ure. 282 pages, 6 plates, 7.5 by 5.25 inches, in good/very good condition (Copy #2)......$225.00 sold

PIGEON RAISING by Alice Macleod, 1913 First Edition, 115 pages, hard cover w/ dust jacket, 7.25 by 4.75 inches, condition is very good........$100.00

PIGEON RAISING by Alice MacLeod. 1913 First Edition, hard cover, x-Library, 113 pages, 7 by 4.375 inches, condition is good..................$40.00

Pigeon Raising by Alice Macleod, 1913, First Edition, 115 pages, hard cover, x-library, 7.125 by 4.75 inches. this is a $100.00 book except for pencil marking on two pages, inside cover starting to separate and inside front cover where library card was held, condition fair/average...............$35.00

PIGEON HOUSE PLANS and FIXTURES by E.J.W. Dietz, 1922

Copy #1: 1922, 64 Pages, 9 by 12 inches, excellent/like new condition......$80.00

 

Copy #2: 1922, 64 pages, 9 x 12 inches, condition is average/book cover a bit worn......$50.00

PIGEONS and HOW TO KEEP THEM by "The Penman" of the Feathered World, 1923, hard cover 9.75 by 7.375 inches, 88 pages, 104 illustrations & drawings, good condition, a very nice collectible................$100.00

AMERICAN SQUAB CULTURE (A Practical Work on Squab Culture Covering Every Phase of the Raising, Housing and Marketing of Squabs) by E. H. Eggleston. Published by American Pigeon Journal, Hard cover, 1921, Published by the American Pigeon Journal, b/w photos and illustrations, 280 pages, very good condition, RARE.............................Copy #1........$50.00

 

AMERICAN SQUAB CULTURE (A Practical Work on Squab Culture Covering Every Phase of the Raising, Housing and Marketing of Squabs) by E. H. Eggleston. Published by American Pigeon Journal, Hard cover, 1921, Published by the American Pigeon Journal, b/w photos and illustrations, 280 pages, very good condition, RARE.............................Copy #2........$50.00

 

AMERICAN SQUAB CULTURE (A Practical Work on Squab Culture Covering Every Phase of the Raising, Housing and Marketing of Squabs) by E. H. Eggleston. Published by American Pigeon Journal, Hard cover, 1921, Published by the American Pigeon Journal, b/w photos and illustrations, 280 pages, very good condition, RARE.............................Copy #3........$50.00

PIGEONS AND ALL ABOUT THEM by Major F.M. Gilbert, First Edition, circa 1900, published by the Pigeon News, Medford, Mass. soft cover, 97 pages, 7 by 5.125 inches. Author does not give date of the book, he does say it is his second pigeon book and the first one was written in 1891.  In very good condition...................................................$40.00

PROFITABLE PIGEON BREEDING: A Practical Manual Explaining How To Breed Pigeons Successfully, whether as a Hobby or as an Exclusive Business, by F. Arthur Hazard, 1922, First Edition, published by the American Pigeon Journal, hard cover, illustrated, 236 pages, 7.75 by 5.5 inches, condition is very good......$50.00

THE PRACTICAL PIGEON KEEPER by Lewis Wright, 1875 First Edition, hard cover, 232 pages, b/w illustrations and plates, 7.375 by 5 inches, good condition..............................$100.00

THE PRACTICAL PIGEON KEEPER by Lewis Wright, 1882 Second Edition, hard cover, 232 pages, b/w plates and illustrations, 7.375 by 5 inches, good condition.......................$80.00

THE PRACTICAL PIGEON KEEPER by Lewis Wright, 1886, Third Edition, Hard cover, 232 pages, b/w illustrations, 7.375 by 5 inches, classic book in very good condition........................$85.00

THE PRACTICAL PIGEON KEEPER by Lewis Wright, 1888 Fourth Edition, hard cover, 232 pages, b/w plates and illustrations, 7.375 by 5 inches, condition is good/very good......$75.00

THE PRACTICAL PIGEON KEEPER by Lewis Wright, 1904 Edition, hard cover, 232 pages, b/w illustrations and plates, 7.375 by 5 inches, front cover starting to separate otherwise good condition...................................................$50.00