Goldring Books: Birds
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DEVLIN, JOHN C. AND NAISMITH, GRACE
The World of Roger Tory Peterson - an Authorized Biography
Newton Abbot, David & Charles. 1977, First Edition. (ISBN: 0715376934). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ill.: Peterson, Roger Tory. First UK edition. A Fine unmarked copy with gold title and facsimile of Roger Tory Peterson on blue cloth boards with VG+ complete dustjacket. The world knows Roger Tory Peterson as America's most eminent natuaralist, combining the artistic accomplishment of a John James Audubon with the environmental concerns of a John Muir or a Rachel Carson, and his celebrated books, paintings, prints, photography and films have reached a wide audience. The authors describe Peterson's life in Greenwich Village and his life story, all lavishly illustrated with drawings and colour reproductions of his paintings. L. Fine/Very Good.
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N° du livre: 004564
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Catalogue: Birds
Mots-clés: Biography, American Naturalist, Birds, Artist, Illustrator 0715376934 Peterson, Roger Tory

 
CAMPBELL, BRUCE
Birds of Coast and Sea - Britain and Northern Europe
Oxford, Oxford University Press. 1977, First Edition. (ISBN: 0192176617). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ill.: Watson, Raymond. A near Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket. An absorbing companion for those holidaying by the sea in Northern Europe, anywhere from Britain to the Russian borders and which illustrates over 80 bird species to be seen. 64 full colour plates and drawings in the text by Raymond Watson are faced by a fully comprehensive text covering not only a careful description of the birds throughout their life cycle, but also their population, distribution, breeding habits, nests and eggs, food requirements, calls and other identifying features. NOT EX LIB NOT BOOK CLUB 206. Near Fine/Near Fine.
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N° du livre: 009324
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Catalogue: Birds
Mots-clés: Birds, Britain, Northern Europe 0192176617 Watson, Raymond

 
CARR, SAMUEL (EDITED BY)
The Poetry of Birds
London, B. T. Batsford. 1976, First Edition. (ISBN: 0713431849). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine price clipped dustjacket. An anthology of poetry with birds as a theme, each wonderfully illustrated, and since the poets and the painters here represented are among the greatest who have ever lived, their joint celebration results in an enchanting book. 4 colour plates, 38 illustrations with decorative endpapers. 157. Fine/Fine.
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N° du livre: 004555
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Catalogue: Birds
Mots-clés: Birds, Poetry 0713431849

 
DURDEN, KENT
Gifts of an Eagle
London, Harvill Press. 1972, First Edition. (ISBN: 0002722720). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First UK edition. A Very Good+ unmarked copy with complete dustjacket which has a little wear to top edge. Lady, a Golden Eagle, was taken as a chick from her nest in the mountains near Carpinteria, California, and although eagles are protected birds, Ed Durden had received permission to do this for the purpose of study and scientific research. Little did he he and his son Kent guess that she was to make her home with them for 16 years, or that when they released her to fly off with a mate, that she would leave a big gap in their family circle. Never has a wild Golden Eagle been observed over so long a period, and this account by Kent who was associated with all his father's adventures with Lady admirably and uniquely tells her story. 111. Very Good/Very Good.
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Catalogue: Birds
Mots-clés: Birds, Golden Eagle 0002722720

 
EASTMAN, ROSEMARY
The Kingfisher
London, Collins. 1969, First Edition. Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Very Good+ copy with just a little light foxing to closed edges with price clipped dustjacket. By a curious quirk of nature the kingfisher is both the most beautiful and least known of British birds, it's brilliant plumage - dazzling cobalt blue back, warm chestnut orange underside, white throat, red legs - transforms the commonplace of any bankside. This unique study, by the Eastmans, of the kingfisher's life from their home at Whitchurch in Hampshire is an absorbing story of their explorations among the watercress beds and streams of the River Test and also includes their attempts at hand-rearing six abandoned youngsters and their amusing experiments at teaching them basic fishing skills. 7 colour plates and 7 illustrations. NOT BOOK CLUB 3. Very Good/Very Good.
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N° du livre: 004606
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Catalogue: Birds
Mots-clés: Birds, River Test

 
FLEGG, JIM
A Notebook of Birds 1907-1980
London, Macmillan. 1981, First Edition. (ISBN: 0333308808). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ill.: Arlott, Norman and Gillmor, Robert and Tucker, Laurel. A near Fine clean, tight and unmarked copy which has a touch of light foxing to top edge with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. Every month since June 1907 the journal 'British Birds' has published a correspondence column where birdwatchers have recorded the interesting and sometimes amusing behaviour of an enormous range of bird species. Jim Flegg has selected the most striking and unusual for this book which is enhanced by the beautifully drawn illustrations by Norman Arlott, Robert Gillmor and Laurel Tucker. 152. Near Fine/Near Fine.
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Catalogue: Birds
Mots-clés: British Birds Journal 0333308808 Arlott, Norman and Gillmor, Robert and Tucker, Laurel

 
FRASER, BRYCE
Sitting Duck - a True Story
London, Macgibbon and Kee. 1971, First Edition. (ISBN: 0261632264). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Gold title on brown boards which are clean and unmarked with no wear. Internally there is ligh foxing to endpapers and closed edges else very clean and unmarked. Dustjacket is complete with foxing to inner flaps and reverse. The strange true story of how Dora, a fresh water duck who loves salt water, courted and adopted Bryce Fraser, an Australian magazine writer who is allergic to duck feathers. Objecting all the way, Bryce is coerced into winning and dining Dora, providing continually better housing, setting up a mating service, midwifing, and sharing the responsibility for a mushrooming family. Filled with amusing text and over 50 photographs. NOT EX LIB 110. Very Good/Very Good.
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Catalogue: Birds
Mots-clés: Ducks 0261632264

 
BICKNELL-GODDARD, CLARE
Clare's Birds
Lewes, East Sussex, The Book Guild. 1996, First Edition. (ISBN: 1857761030). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket. One cold wet afternnon in June, the author and her husband were walking along the seafront in Eastbourne and spotted a tiny pigeon, evidently injured, and they brought him home, expecting him to die. But he lived and changed their lives and instead of looking forward to foreign travel in their retirement, they found themselves increasingly captive to the needs and demands of this pigeon, named Redoubt, after the Martello tower where he was found. Redoubt is transformed into a charismatic personality, full of courage, resourcefulness and mischief with a passion for travelling in cars. The author and her husband now devote their time to caring for other sick birds. NOT EX LIB 103. Fine/Fine.
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Catalogue: Birds
Mots-clés: Rescued Birds, Eastbourne, Pigeons 1857761030

 
GOODWIN, DEREK
Birds of Man's World
London, British Museum (Natural History)/Cornell University. 1978, First Edition. (ISBN: 080141167X). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ill.: Prytherch, Robin. A near Fine clean, tight and unmarked copy which has a touch of light foxing to top and fore edge with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. Many species of birds have managed to thrive alongside man, often because of the changes he has wrought in the environment rather than in spite of them. In this book, the eminent ornithologist Derek Goodwin offers fascinating insights into the ways in which birds have adjusted to man's presence and activities on the planet. Line illustrations by Robin Prytherch. 11. Very Good/Very Good.
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Catalogue: Birds
Mots-clés: Birds of Cairo, Sri Lanka, Colombo, New York 080141167x Prytherch, Robin

 
HANCOCK, JAMES
The Birds of the Wetlands
New York, Facts On File. 1984, First. (ISBN: 0871968959). Hard Cover, 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. A near Fine unmarked copy (Fine apart from a touch of wear to lower spine and the letter P stamped to lower edge) with near Fine dutjacket. A large format volume of 152 pages. The book briefly describes one major wetland on every continent in the world. It explains the complicated ecosystems which enable each of them to support, in their different ways, the huge breeding populations of herons, storks, ibises, spoonbills, anhingas, cormorants, smaller waders and birds of prey that live within them. Beautifully illustrated throughout in colour from the author's own collection of photographs taken during many visits to these areas over the past 20 years. 115. Near Fine/Near Fine.
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N° du livre: 010358
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Catalogue: Birds
Mots-clés: Wetlands, Wading Birds, Spoonbills, Storks, Anhingas, Cormorants, Ibises, Herons 0871968959

 
KNIGHT, MAXWELL
Birds As Living Things - an Introduction to the Study of Birds
London, Collins. 1964, First Edition. Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ill.: Richardson, R.A. A Very Good+ unmarked copy with some light foxing to endpapers with complete dustjacket. The book outlines the life of a typical bird from the egg through to the laying of its own eggs, shows how birds have become adapted for the kind of life the various groups have to live, describes the designs of a bird's body, externally and internally, and deals with the main features of feathers and flight, together with foods, feeding behaviour,nestsnesting and courtship. Illustrated with drawings by R.A. Richardson and photographs. 111. Very Good/Very Good.
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Catalogue: Birds
Mots-clés: Birds, Bird Behaviour Richardson, R.A.

 
MARTIN, BRIAN P.
Wildfowl of the British Isles and North-West Europe
Newton Abbot, David & Charles. 1993, First Edition. (ISBN: 0715399969). Hard Cover, 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Ill.: Proud, Alastair. A Fine unmarked copy with dustjacket which has a small tear to bottom od spine and is not price clipped. Few groups of birds are more appropriately named than wildfowl, for they inhabit our wildest coasts and few remaining wilderness areas, yet most of the 38 species described here in detail are also widely familiar as they have been closely involved in our art, literature and sport for many centuries. Each species' account begins with a close look at the bird's history and conservation, to which are added details of distribution and population, plus sections on habitat, identification, behaviour, breeding, food and migration. The text is complemented by superb, specially commissioned paintings by Alastair Proud of all the birds described, plus silhouettes to aid identification, and many colour and monochrome photographs. A HEAVY VOLUME OF 0.9 KILO WHICH MAY REQUIRE EXTRA SHIPPING COST 22. Fine/Very Good.
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Catalogue: Birds
Mots-clés: Wildfowl, Ducks, Swans, Geese 0715399969 Proud, Alastair

 
MILLINGTON, RICHARD
A Twitcher's Diary - the Birdwatching Year of Richard Millington
Poole, Dorset, Blandford Press. 1981, First Edition. (ISBN: 0713711744). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ill.: Millington, Richard. A Fine unmarked copy with dustjacket which has a small stain to front and a repaired closed tear. 192 pages. Twitching, as it is known by its followers, is a style of birdwatching which involves collecting sightings of different species of bird. When geographical and time limits are set to the pastime it becomes a competitive sport. It comes as surprise to most people that in a year in Great Britain, over 300 species of birds may be seen. This diary shows in notes and illustrations by the author what those birds were for him in 1980 and it concentrates on the rarer species. 308. Fine/Very Good.
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Catalogue: Birds
Mots-clés: Rarer Species of Birds in Britain, Twitcher 0713711744 Millington, Richard

 
OGILVIE, M.A.
The Bird-Watcher's Guide to the Wetlands of Britain
London, B.T. Batsford. 1979, First Edition. (ISBN: 0713408472). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. For the first time here is a handbook which not only locates and describes all the major wetland sites in England, Wales and Scotland and also gives species tables. An introductory section describes wetland habitat in general and explains the nature and methods of the regular bird counts from which the tables have been compiled, and county by county surveys are presented. 6 maps and 20 photographs. 308. Fine/Fine.
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N° du livre: 006814
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Catalogue: Birds
Mots-clés: British Wetlands, Wetland Bird Population 0713408472

 
SAUNDERS, DAVID
Rare Birds of the British Isles - a Personal Survey of over 300 Unusual Visitors
London, Patrick Stephens. 1991, First Edition. (ISBN: 1852602872). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. Rare birds are news with every sighting attracting birdwatchers from all over the British Isles to witness and record the event, and normally it is species that are recorded no more than 15 times annually. Yet as each year passes, so new and at times most unexpected species are added to the roll, already amounting to the more than 300 examples listed and described here. Illustrated with coloured photographs and line drawings. 104. Fine/Near Fine.
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N° du livre: 005652
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Catalogue: Birds
Mots-clés: Rare Bird Visitors, Gray Catbird, Ovenbird, Northern Oriole, Wilson's Petrel, Gyrfalcon 1852602872

 
SCOTT, PETER (EDITED BY)
My Favourite Stories of Wild Life
London, Lutterworth Press. 1965, First Edition. Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ill.: Shackleton, Keith. A Very Good+ unmarked copy with light foxing to endpapers and closed edges. Dustjacket is price clipped. An interesting and delightful book in which the naturalist and ornithologist has selected stories mostly about birds but also of other creatures. 13 stories by well known and not so well known authors embellished with drawings by Keith Shackleton. 15. Very Good/Very Good.
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Catalogue: Birds
Mots-clés: Fiction, Birds Shackleton, Keith

 
SHRUBB, MICHAEL
The Birds of Sussex - Their Present Status
Chichester, Sussex, Phillimore. 1979, First Edition. (ISBN: 0850333261). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Very Good+ clean, tight and unmarked copy which has some light foxing to top edge with VG+ dustjacket which is not price clipped. xv and 350 pages. 23 plates and 21 figures. The book is divided into two parts - the first deals with the main habitats in the county, population and species whilst the second part consists of a systematic list of species, giving the current status of each, to provide an invaluable checklist of all the species at present accepted by the Sussex Ornithological Society. Altogether the book covers 343 species of which perhaps 118 now breed regularly and 13 sporadically; 109 are regular winter visitors or passage migrants and 116 scarce migrants, vagrants or extreme rarities. NOT EX LIB 3. Very Good/Very Good.
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Catalogue: Birds
Mots-clés: Birds in Sussex, Sussex Ornithology 0850333261

 
SIMON, HILDA
The Courtship of Birds
London, Cassell. 1977, First Edition. (ISBN: 0304299316). Hard Cover, 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Ill.: Simon, Hilda. A near Fine unmarked copy in green cloth boards which has just a few light spots of foxing to endpapers and fore edge with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. A wonderful work describing the courtship rituals of such a great many birds such as the Great Crested Grebe, to Birds of Paradise and the Adelie Penguin, all having unique and involved courtship routines. Most beautifully illustrated with full colour plates and drawings by the acclaimed artist and naturalist. 13. Very Good/Very Good.
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Catalogue: Birds
Mots-clés: Birds, Illustrators, Mating Habits 0304299316 Simon, Hilda

 
STRANGE, IAN
The Bird Man - an Autobiography
London, Gordon and Cremonesi. 1976, First Edition. (ISBN: 086033015X). Hard Cover, 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Ill.: Strange, Ian. A Very Good+ unmarked copy with complete dustjacket which has some wear to top edge. The author is universally known in Britain and America as the Bird Man, born in England and spent part of his childhood in the house that Sir Peter Scott eventually made the headquarters of the Wildfowl Trust, he trained as an artist and is now one of the finest living painters of birds. He first settled in the Falkland Islands in 1959, devoting himself to the preservation of wildlife in an area where many species are in danger. Map endpapers of the Falkland Islands, 6 colour plates and 17 black and white plates. 22. Very Good/Very Good.
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Mots-clés: Birds, Falkland Islands, Artists, Illustrators 086033015x Strange, Ian

 
TATE, ANN
Birdwatcher's Year
Newton Abbot, David & Charles. 1988, First Edition. (ISBN: 0715391917). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ill.: Tate, John. A Very Good+ unmarked copy with age darkening to page edges else clean and unmarked. Dustjacket is complete with a quarter inch closed tear to top of spine and a little creasing to top. For ten years the author kept notes of her birdwatching outings and the book is a personal selection of the highlights, beautifully illustratedwith drawings and colour photographs by her son John. NOT EX LIB 110. Very Good/Very Good.
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Catalogue: Birds
Mots-clés: Birds, Birdwatching 0715391917 Tate, John

 
VAUGHAN, RICHARD
Arctic Summer - Birds in North Norway
Shrewsbury, Anthony Nelson. 1979, First Edition. (ISBN: 0904614018). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Fine unmarked copy with no inscriptions with VG+ dustjacket which is price clipped. 152 pages. A marvellous portrait in words and photographs of the birds in the Varanger Peninsula in North Norway, where year after year, fair weather or foul, birdwatchers have come. The author had the good fortune to spend several weeks, in unusually good weather, during most of the breeding season of the arctic waders and other species. A splendid account profusely illustrated by colour and black and white photographs. NOT EX LIB 201. Fine/Very Good.
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N° du livre: 009149
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Catalogue: Birds
Mots-clés: Varanger Peninsula, Birds in North Norway 0904614018

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