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The "Three Castles" Book of New Zealand Birds : 2nd Volume
New Zealand, Coulls Sommerville Wilkie. 1930, First Edition. Hard Cover, Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Mainly reproductions from Bullers Birds, not dated [1930 NZNB T474]. CONDITION Hardcover binders in blue cloth with brass screwed spine, cnrs bumped with ink blots to front, nice coloured illus plates, no 14 not present leaving 23 in total, plate 5 is torn with tape repair. Nice and clean copy otherwise. Fair.
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Book number: 15325
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ARDLEY, NEIL
Birds : A Kingfisher Guide
London, United Kingdom, Ward Lock & Co. 1978, First Edition. (ISBN: 070635446x) Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ill.: Camm, Martin; Coleman, Bruce; Hawkes, Brian; Hosking, Eric & David,; Blossom, Joe; Jones, A. Illustrated bds Laminated (unworn, spine toning) pp 125 plus 3 page index, lavishly illus throughout with photos and colour illus, location maps. Previous owners name to ffep else nice crisp copy. Near Fine/No Jacket.
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Book number: 12674
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.75 | £UK 20.25 | JP¥ 2705]
Catalogue: Animals & Birds
Keywords: Zoology Ornithology 070635446x Camm, Martin; Coleman, Bruce; Hawkes, Brian; Hosking, Eric & David,; Blossom, Joe; Jones, a

 
BARRETT, CHARLES
Reptiles of Australia : Crocodiles, Snakes and Lizards
London, Cassell & Co. 1950, First Edition. Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Written by eminent Australian Naturalist, he was awarded the Australian Natural History Medallion. CONDITION Grey bds (unworn though cnrs slightly canted), illus liners and colour frontis, pp [8] 168 numerous b/w photo and line illus through out. As new internally apart from partial toning to eps. Near Fine/No Jacket.
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Book number: 15496
USD 115.00 [Appr.: EURO 104.5 | £UK 92.75 | JP¥ 12443]
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BULL, P C
Common Birds of Garden and Farmland
New Zealand, Dept of Education. 1968, First Edition. Soft Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Pictoral card wraps, pp 56 with b/w photo illus. Very clean, folded top rear cnr. #Kiwiana#. Near Fine/N/A.
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Book number: 11712
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Catalogue: Animals & Birds
Keywords: New Zealand Native Birds

 
DOAK, WADE
Fishes of the New Zealand Region
New Zealand, Hodder and Stoughton. 1972, First Edition. (ISBN: 0340166037) Hard Cover with dust jacket, 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Ex Library in library cloth and usual markings, 132 pages with beautiful photography and line illus through out, DJ mostly very good with some tape reinforcing at spine head. Overweight. Good/Good.
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Book number: 13304
USD 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 7.5 | £UK 6.5 | JP¥ 866]
Catalogue: Animals & Birds
Keywords: 0340166037

 
FALLA, R A; TURBOTT, E G
The New Guide to the Birds of New Zealand and Outlying Islands
New Zealand, Collins. 1983, Re-Issue. (ISBN: 0002169282) Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The birds covered form a unique and absorbing company, which includes some of the rarest birds in the world; a variety of coastal and oceanic species, and the remarkable sixteen hundred kilometre overlap of parrots and penguins. CONDITION 247 pages with colour illus and b/w engraved illus by Elaine Power plus maps. Bright unworn copy with name to title page and slight musty smell. Near Fine/No Jacket.
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Book number: 14812
USD 14.00 [Appr.: EURO 12.75 | £UK 11.5 | JP¥ 1515]
Catalogue: Animals & Birds
Keywords: 0002169282

 
FLEAY, DAVID
We Breed Platypus
Melbourne, Australia, Robertson & Mullens. 1944, 2nd Edition. Soft Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Paper wraps, 46 pages with photo illus. Very bright and crisp with chips at top of spine. Very Good.
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Book number: 15314
USD 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 11 | £UK 9.75 | JP¥ 1298]
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GUTHRIE SMITH, H
Sorrows and Joys of a New Zealand Naturalist
New Zealand, A. H. & A. W. Reed. 1936, First Edition Thus. Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Numbered Signed copy 421/1000. Ornithological expeditions mainly to the South Island and the Sub Antarctic Islands. CONDITION Green cloth (clean with small nick to spine head, title dulled o/w unworn) 252 pages with 75 b/w photo plates and 4 maps, errata slip opposing page 10. Copy is very bright and crisp. Overweight. Very Good/No Jacket. Signed by Author.
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Book number: 15171
USD 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 68.25 | £UK 60.5 | JP¥ 8115]
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HEINRICH, BERND
Mind of the Raven
U S A, Harper Perrenial. 2000, First Trade. (ISBN: 0060930632) Soft Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Scientist presents a lyrical and scientific exploration of the raven, one of the most complex and engaging creatures known to man. Explores the question of raven intelligence through observation, experiment and personal experience. Nominated for a national book award. CONDITION 380 pages with b/w photos, sketch illus and map. Moderately handled with curl to front cover, tight copy with toned edges. Good/N/A.
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Book number: 13961
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Keywords: 0060930632

 
HUTTON, F W; DRUMMOND, JAMES
The Animals of New Zealand An Account of the Dominion's Air-Breathing Vertebrates
New Zealand, Whitcombe & Tombes. 1904, First Edition. Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Very Scarce First Ed of 1,000 copies (NZNB H1582). Frederick Wollaston Hutton and James Drummond. An important early work, the book focuses on native vertebrates, so the bulk of the content relates to birds, it also describes marine mammals, reptiles, and bats, and gives brief coverage to introduced species with 147 ills, indexes of Maori, English and scientific names. CONDITION Green cloth half bound with cloth embossed in faux crocodile, bright gilt titles, 381 pages printed on high gloss paper. A little wear to spine and small mark to front, 2 names to front paste down one being S Thorne George secretary and son in law to Governor Grey, later Mayor of Parnell. Overweight. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 14486
USD 85.00 [Appr.: EURO 77.25 | £UK 68.5 | JP¥ 9197]
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JEFFERIES, RICHARD
Field and Hedgerow Being the Last Essays of Richard Jefferies
London, Lutterworth Press. 1946, First Edition Thus. Hard Cover with dust jacket, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Ill.: Agnes Miller Parker. Author was an English nature writer, noted for his depiction of English rural life in essays. Originally published 1889, this edition has introduction and notes by Samuel J Looker and wonderful wood block illus by Agnes Miller Parker. CONDITION Green cloth with bright gilt title (unworn with curved cnrs) 388 pages illus through out. Bright and crisp copy. DJ has wear to spine ends and tips. Near Fine/Very Good.
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Book number: 15545
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Catalogue: Animals & Birds
Keywords: Agnes Miller Parker

 
KINSKY, F C (CONVENOR)
Annotated Checklist of the Birds of New Zealand : Including the Birds of the Ross Dependency
Wellington, New Zealand, A.H. & A.W.Reed. 1970, Re-Issue. (ISBN: 0589000217) Cloth with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Green cloth with bright Gilt title and gilt Takahe to front, pp 96 with 4 maps. In original DJ. CONDITION Tight crisp copy in as new condition apart from slightly faded DJ spine and faint partial browing to eps. Appears unread. #Kiwiana#. Fine/Fine.
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Book number: 12522
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.25 | £UK 16.25 | JP¥ 2164]
Catalogue: Animals & Birds
Keywords: New Zealand Ornithology 0589000217

 
LAVERS, ROGER; MILLS, JIM
Takahe
Dunedin, New Zealand, John McIndoe. 1984, First Edition. (ISBN: 0868680575) Soft Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 24 pages with wonderful full colour photography, printed on quality high gloss paper. Slightly faded spine edge else nice crisp and bright copy. #Kiwiana#. Near Fine/N/A.
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Book number: 12850
USD 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 11 | £UK 9.75 | JP¥ 1298]
Catalogue: Animals & Birds
Keywords: New Zealand Nature and Wildlife 0868680575

 
LEWES, GEORGE
Studies in Animal Life
London, Smith, Elder & Co. 1862, First Edition. Hard Cover, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. First Authorised Edition, illustrated and bound in fancy embossed cloth. A selection of natural history articles originally published in Cornhill Magazine titled. Omnipresence of Life; Ponds and Rock-Pools; A Garden Wall and its Traces of Past Life; An extinct Animal recognized by its Tooth.; Talking in Beetles; Every Organism a Colony. George Lewes is known for living with novelist George Eliot psued. A newspaper article is laid in mentioning this. CONDITION Blue blind embossed cloth with bright Gilt title and spine decoration, Gilt engraving of Crab to front, hand coloured frontis illus, pp viii 196 with 17 nice engraved figural illus. Pages are rough cut print on the best quality rag paper stock. Some wear to edges and a bit shaken, first end pages has been pasted to front pastedown to eliminate previous owners details I assume, name to reverse of this, tidy cut away top first page, and tidy address top of following pages. Mostly very bright and clean with odd folded top cnr, 16 page publishers cat to rear also dated 1862. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 14530
USD 80.00 [Appr.: EURO 72.75 | £UK 64.5 | JP¥ 8656]
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MARAIS, EUGENE N
My Friends the Baboons
London, Methuen & Co. 1956, Re-Issue. Hard Cover with dust jacket, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. South African Marais is acknowledged as the father of the scientific study of the behaviour of animals, known as Ethology. CONDITION Blue bds, pp vii 124, copy is bright and clean with name to ffep and half title, slightly shaken. DJ is worn to spine ends and tips. Good/Good.
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Book number: 15446
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 32 | £UK 28.25 | JP¥ 3787]
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MARAIS, EUGENE N
The Soul of the White Ant
London, Methuen & Co. 1937, First Edition. Hard Cover, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. South African Marais is acknowledged as the father of the scientific study of the behaviour of animals, known as Ethology. This work was was plagiarised by Nobel laureate Maurice Maeterlinck, who published La Vie des Termites. CONDITION Black bds, pp xv 184 with illus and photo plates, copy is bright and clean with inscription to ffep, cloth has chips to spine ends and buffed at cnrs else nice. Good.
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Book number: 15447
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Catalogue: Animals & Birds
Keywords: Entymology

 
MARTIN, W C L
An Introduction to the Study of Birds; or, The Elements of Ornithology on Scientific Principles with a Particular Notice of the Birds Mentioned in Scripture
London, The Religious Tract Society. 1843, Re-Issue. Hard Cover, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Originally published 1836. Not Dated [1843 pagination QR]. Pp xii 524 with 200 nice engraved illus and 4 page publishers list to rear. CONDITION Purple blind embossed cloth, gilt title and decoration to spine which is dulled, bright and crisp internally, a little wear to cloth at spine ends and tips, short split to cloth bottom front, name to front pastedown. Very nice condition for age. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 14529
USD 65.00 [Appr.: EURO 59.25 | £UK 52.5 | JP¥ 7033]
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MATSCHIE, PROFESOR PAUL
Stollwerck's Animal World Album : Comprising Pictures of the Important Birds, Beasts, Fishes, Reptiles & Insects
London, United Kingdom, Stollwerck Bros. 1900, First Edition Thus. Hard Cover, Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. Not Dated c1900. Text in English. 144 animals described 6 in each of 24 different groups. Has been stored in a damp place at some stage causing damage to front cover which has been restored with front being rebacked with original laid over, name inside front, title page has damage with photocopy tipped in front, card slipped in to precut corners in pages, surface damage to the Roebuck & the Hare at Group 1 Mammals; The Roller at Group 2 Forest Animals; The Gull at Group 3 Coast & Sea Animals; The Wagtail (not present) at Group 15 Singing Birds. Otherwise some edge toning and discolouration. Appears to be ex library with 3 cancel stamps internally but no other markings noticed. Overweight. Good/N/A.
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Book number: 13881
USD 95.00 [Appr.: EURO 86.5 | £UK 76.5 | JP¥ 10279]
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MCLEAN EGGERS, H
New Zealand Birds from Linocuts
New Zealand, A H & A W Reed. 1952, First Edition. Soft Cover, Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Illustrates and describes a selection of New Zealand birds and includes a simple course of instruction on lino cutting. CONDITION Stapled card wraps printed from lino cuts in a six colour palette, staples a little rusted as expected unpaginated. Slight age toning o/w crisp and clean copy. Very Good/N/A.
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Book number: 15148
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MEADOWS, GRAHAM
A Seal on the Motorway
Auckland, NZ, Hodder & Stoughton. 1982, First Edition. (ISBN: 0340323612) Hard Cover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ill.: Brown, Christine. Story of a an English Vet who moves to New Zealand to become the first Curator-Vet at the Patiki Zoo. Tan bds with crisp White title (fresh and unworn) pp 223 tight and unread, not inscribed. Original wrapper is unworn with sun fading. #Kiwiana#. Fine/Near Fine.
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Book number: 8734
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Keywords: Zoology New Zealand 0340323612 Brown, Christine

 
MIGOT, ANDRE
The Lonely South
London, United Kingdom, Rupert Hart-Davis. 1956, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Translated from the French by Richard Graves. A French Doctor relates his experiences studying the penguins and sea elephants in Kerguelen in the remote and stormy south of the Indian Ocean, and then another voyage to Mawson on the Antarctic Continent. Written by the author of Tibetan Marches. CONDITION Blue bds with crisp silver spine, not worn, sl faded to bottom edge of spine, faintly foxed eps, interior clean and tight, pp 206 with 31 b/w photo illus, and 3 maps. Original wrapper is sl. scuffed with sf to inside flaps. An excellent copy. Near Fine/Very Good.
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Book number: 7487
USD 24.00 [Appr.: EURO 22 | £UK 19.5 | JP¥ 2597]
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Keywords: Antarctic Ships Sea

 
MILLER, DAVID
Native Insects : Nature in New Zealand Series
New Zealand, A H & A W Reed. 1964, Re-Issue. Hard Cover, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Covers 12 families of insects with detailed figural illus. CONDITION 64 pages with 193 illus, index to rear includes English, Maori and Scientific names. Front cover is a bit stained, name inside front and tear to first blank otherwise and bright, crisp and clean copy. Good/N/A.
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Book number: 14594
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 9.25 | £UK 8.25 | JP¥ 1082]
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REISCHEK, ANDREAS; PRIDAY, H E L (TANS)
Yesterdays In Maoriland : New Zealand in the 'Eighties (1880s)
London, Jonathan Cape. 1930, First Edition. Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Very Rare title. Classic title by the Austrian naturalist Andreas Reischek (1845-1902), his adventurous life in New Zealand. He returned to Vienna in 1889 after 12 years in New Zealand, taking with him the last great collection of artifacts and natural specimens to be taken to Europe. CONDITION Brown patterned cloth (slight wear to spine ends), pp 312 with 24 photo illus mainly of wild life and scenery, also King Tawhiao and his wives, 1 map. Tight and bright copy, flap from original DJ laid in, newspaper review from 1930 laid in. Lightly foxed to edge. Very Good.
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Book number: 15398
USD 86.00 [Appr.: EURO 78.25 | £UK 69.5 | JP¥ 9305]
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RICHDALE, L E
Notes on the Southern Robin (Miro Australis).
New Zealand, Otago Daily Times. 1941, First Edition. Soft Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Stapled wraps, 8 pages with b/w photos. Stains to front with name inside. Very Good/N/A.
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Book number: 14441
USD 14.00 [Appr.: EURO 12.75 | £UK 11.5 | JP¥ 1515]
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RICHDALE, L E
Photographs of the Royal Albatross
New Zealand, Otago Daily Times. 1949, First Edition. Soft Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Stapled wraps, paginated [2] 123 - 136 with b/w photos. Toned edges with name to front. Near Fine/N/A.
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Book number: 14440
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