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A Celebration of Birds
Dougall, Robert,
ISBN: 0002621134
Collins and Harvill Press, London, 1978. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: John Barber. First Edition. preface by author and acknowledgements. The text is illustrated with both colour and black-and-white illustrations by John Barber. Green coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. Colour photographic dustwrapper with black and green coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. A book celebrating the bird wonders of Great Britain. Minor softening to the backstrip and rubbing to the book corners and lower book edges. Age toning of the textblock edges. Minor rubbing to the dustwrapper edges and panels. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [8], 9-194 pages,. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: John Barber. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Animals & Birds; Britain/UK; ISBN: 0002621134. ISBN/EAN: 9780002621137. Inventory No: 0115823. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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A Field Guide to Australian Birds volume two: Passerines
Slater, Peter,
ISBN: 0851798136
Rigby, Adelaide, 1976. Reprint
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. Reprint. 550 g; XV, 309 pp., + 3 blank. endpaper maps, colour ilustrated dustwrapper. Like the first volume, this book is ideal for use in the field and is packed with all the information needed for positive identification of Australian birds. It gives complete coverage of the "small bush birds" and other passerines. Each Australian passerines is fully described in a text which covers size, range, habitat, voice and details of male, female, and immature markings. The colour plates sure many plumage forms, and phases never before illustrated. The maps show the known ranges of the birds described in the text. dust jacket has a small split at the top of the front fold over, and rubbing with a chip at the top of the spine, 1 inch tear bottom right-hand corner of the rear panel and bottom left-hand corner of the rear panel. Couple of spots on the front edge of the text block, no other damage, no annotations. Size: 12mo (Small Hardcover). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Animals & Birds; Birds--Australia; Australia ; ISBN: 0851798136. ISBN/EAN: 9780851798134. Inventory No: 0282779. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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A Guide to Feeding Horses and Ponies
Hardman, Ann C. Leighton,
ISBN: 072070944X
Pelham Books, London, 1980. Second Impression
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good/Good. Second Impression. 167 pp, glossary, references, index, diagrams and line drawings. Colour illustrated dustwrapper which shows sunning to the spine region. The chapter on balancing rations has been completely revised in this new impression. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Animals & Birds; Horses; ISBN: 072070944X. ISBN/EAN: 9780720709445. Inventory No: 0200314. Good
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0200314  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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A Racing Heart: a Story of the Australian Turf
Penton, Neville,
ISBN: 0002178052
Collins, Sydney, 1987. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good/Good. First Edition. 363pp, bibliography, index. colour, photographic dustwrapper. Coloured title page, profusely illustrated with colour and black and white illustrationsl, A history of horse racing in Australia spanning the period from 1810 through to the present day written in an easy and witty style, thus making it accessible to a wide audience, and accompanied by extensive illustrations. Captures the atmosphere of the social history of the time, the feuding clubs, the wealthy owners and legendary breeders. although secondhand, the only damage to the book is to the bottom edge where there has been shelf contact to the very front part of the pages leaving a slightly dark mark, and there is dust spotting to the top edge of the textbook. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sports & Pastimes; horse racing; Australia; Animals & Birds. ISBN: 0002178052. ISBN/EAN: 9780002178051. Inventory No: 0282521. THIS BOOK WEIGHS OVER 1KG WITHOUT PACKING AND EXTRA POST WILL BE REQUIRED FOR SHIPMENT OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR COSTS BEFORE YOU ORDER, THANK YOU. Good
Price: $26.40 (AUD)
Book Number: 0282521  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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A Season of Birds: A Norfolk Diary, 1911
Vincent, James & Vincent, Ivor,
ISBN: 0894790684
A & W Publishers, New York, 1980. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: George Lodge. First Edition. 680 g; 152 pages, with end page maps, chronological summary, index, other maps within the text, full-page and part page colour plates, facsimiles of documents, black-and-white photographs, in original gilt embossed binding, with colour illustrated dust jacket. "As his interest in the area developed, Montagu, now a minister in Herbert Asquith's government decided to preserve a bird diary for 1911 By Jim Vincent in an unusual and delightful way. He commissioned the eminent Edwardian bird artist George E. lodger to illustrated. The result was a meticulous and vivid study in words and pictures of one of the richest bird areas in Europe. Over 200 birds were recorded, as well as Vincent's account of his pioneer work in preserving rare species. Copiously illustrated with watercolour and pencil sketches, this remarkable find is now published for the first time." -- front fold over blurb secondhand copy, dust jacket has a small tear at the top right-hand corner of the rear panel, top edge of the text block slightly dark and dust marks. Internally clean, no annotations. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Illustrator: George Lodge. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Animals & Birds; Ornithology; England; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: 0894790684. ISBN/EAN: 9780894790683. Inventory No: 0282780. Very Good Condition
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
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A Second Book of British Birds and Their Nests (A Ladybird Senior)
Vesey-Fitzgerald, Brian,
Ladybird, London, 1954. Reprint
 Hardcover (Illustrated Boards) Hardcover (Illustrated Boards). Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Allen W. Seaby. Reprint. Illustrated endpapers, being small illustration of a ladybird flying, reproduced multiple times. The text is illustrated with full page colour illustrations by Allen W. Seaby, along with a small black and white illustration of the illustrated birds' nest underneath the description of the bird. Pale blue coloured boards with brown coloured illustration and titles to the front panel and backstrip. Colour illustrated dustwrapper, again by Allen W. Seaby, with white and black colour title to the front panel and black coloured titles to the backstrip. 20 British birds described, along with their nests and an accompanying colour illustration of the bird and its egg. Part of the Ladybird Senior series of books, series 536. Softening and rubbing to the backstrip edges and bumping to the book corners and rubbing to the lower book edges. Sustaining to the lower book edges it has not impinged upon the pages. Rubbing and fading to the book panels with browning of the textblock edges and very light age toning of the pages. Chipping to the dustwrapper are corners and backstrip edges. Rubbing to all edges of the dustwrapper and there is a crease to the lower left-hand corner of the rear dustwrapper panel. Staining to the lower backstrip edge, and there is some staining to the front fold over panel. Second Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Non-paginated (48 pages).. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Allen W. Seaby. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Animals & Birds; Illustrated; Britain/UK; Inventory No: 0116326. Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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A Systematic List of the Birds of Western Australia; Public Library, Museum and Art Gallery of Western Australia Special Publication No. 1.
Whittell, H.M. & Serventy, D.L. (L. Glauert Editor),
Government Printer, Perth, Perth, Western Australia, 1948. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. First Edition. foreword by Jas. S. Battye, Principal Librarian and Secretary, preface by authors, index of vernacular names and index of scientific names. Plain card cover with black coloured titles to the front panel. A listing of the birds of Western Australia put out in the 1940s which focuses on not only identification but geographical variation in the same species of bird. Chipping to the book corners, to the head and to the heel of the backstrip, along the front fore cover edge and to the top left-hand corner of the rear panel. Browning to the book panels. The glue that holds the cover to the textblock has come away at the front hinge. Surprisingly, only mild age toning of the internal pages. Size: Trade Paperback. (5), VI, (1), 2-126 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Animals & Birds; ornithology; Australia; Inventory No: 0113448. Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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A Treasury Of Australian Wildlife: Selected Studies From Australian Natural History
McMichael, D. F. Editor,
ISBN: 0725400714
Ure Smith, Sydney, 1972. Reprint
 Hardcover (Laminated Boards) Hardcover (Laminated Boards). Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic. Reprint. preface by F. H. Talbot, Director, The Australian Museum, acknowledgements list of contributors list of colour plates. The text is illustrated with numerous black-and-white photographs and black-and-white illustrations and 35 photographs in colour. Colour photographic eliminated boards with blue and white coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. A collection of essays and articles that were first published in the Australian Museum quarterly magazine "Australia Natural History", by various authors and specialists and experts on all things Australian natural history. Softening of the back strip edges with bumping of the book corners. Some sunning of the book panels with light age toning of the text block edges and of the pages. Size: Square Octavo . [15], 16 - 354, [6] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Natural History & Resources; Australia; Animals & Birds. ISBN: 0725400714. ISBN/EAN: 9780725400712. Inventory No: 0126819. THIS BOOK WEIGHS OVER 1KG WITHOUT PACKING AND EXTRA POST WILL BE REQUIRED FOR SHIPMENT OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR COSTS BEFORE YOU ORDER, THANK YOU. Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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a zoo in my luggage 2084
Durrell, Gerald,
Penguin, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, 1966. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Reprint. aged toning of the page edges, and of the 1st page has been price clipped. There is also underlining underneath 1 title on the 1st page. on the rear panel there is a small gouge measuring less than an inch long Size: 12mo (standard paperback). 192 pages. Price clipped inside book. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Animals & Birds. Inventory No: 0267020. Good Condition
Price: $8.00 (AUD)
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Abominable Science!: Origins of the Yeti, Nessie, and Other Famous Cryptids
Loxton, Daniel & Prothero, Donald R.,
ISBN: 0231153201
Columbia University Press, New York, 2013. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: photographs & maps & drawings. First Edition. second-hand copy, protected since new, shows no damage, no annotations. Matching dust jacket. The book considers mythical animals and pseudoscience, in an entertaining, educational and definitive text on cryptids, presenting arguments both for and against their existence and systematically challenging the pseudoscience that perpetuates their myths. The authors conclude the book with an analysis of the psychology behind the persistent belief in paranormal phenomenon, identifying the major players in cryptozoology, discussing the character of its subculture, and considering the challenge it poses to clear and critical thinking in our increasingly complex world. Front fold over blurb Full number line. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. XVI, 414 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: photographs & maps & drawings. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Animals & Birds; ISBN: 0231153201. ISBN/EAN: 9780231153201. Inventory No: 0278646. Very Good Condition
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
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African Elephants: A Celebration of Majesty
Balfour, Sharna & Balfour, Daryl,
ISBN: 1868257932
Struik Publishers, Cape Town, 1986. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: photographs. First Edition. Clean copy with no damage, no annotations, no tears, no underlining. The dustjacket is very slightly rubbed at the top and bottom of the front fold over. Encompassing forwards from 3 of the African continent's foremost authorities on elephant conservation, as well as the gripping story of the authors near fatal encounter with one of the Kruger's large tuskers, the text draws on the Balfours' personal experiences and confronts the complex issues surrounding the plight of the elephant today. Paraphrasing the front fold over blurb Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. 168 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Natural History & Resources; Africa; Animals & Birds. ISBN: 1868257932. ISBN/EAN: 9781868257935. Inventory No: 0271635. This book weighs over 1 Kg packed and extra postal costs will be asked for when shipping outside Australia.. Very Good Condition
Price: $35.20 (AUD)
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All About the Welsh Corgi
Hamilton-Wilkes, Monty.,
ISBN: 0851799469
Rigby, Adelaide, 1976. First Edition
 Softcover (Saddle-stapled) Softcover (Saddle-stapled). Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: Line drawings. First Edition. A clean copy with no damage. 1 of the "Rigby instant books" number 176212 covering the history of the Welsh corgi, choosing and caring for the puppy, then training grooming breeding whelping et cetera Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 64 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Line drawings. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Animals & Birds; Dogs; ISBN: 0851799469. ISBN/EAN: 9780851799469. Inventory No: 0267104. Very Good Condition
Price: $8.00 (AUD)
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All Colour World of Prehistoric Animals
Bristow, Pamela,
ISBN: 0706410068
Octopus, London, 1980. First Edition
 Hardcover (Illustrated Boards) Hardcover (Illustrated Boards). Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. First Edition. introduction by author and index. Illustrated endpapers, being a reconstruction of a dinosaur. The text is illustrated with both colour and back and white photographs. Illustrated boards with dark blue coloured titles to the backstrip. Colour illustrated dustwrapper with black and orange coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. A book, written the children, about the evolution and prehistoric life before man and at the rear of the book the emergence of man. Rubbing to the lower book corners and softening of the backstrip edges. Age toning of the textblock edges. Rubbing to the dustwrapper edges and panels. Size: Folio (over 12" tall ). 104 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Animals & Birds; dinosaurs; ISBN: 0706410068. ISBN/EAN: 9780706410068. Inventory No: 0117139. Very Good Condition
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
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All dogs go to heaven
Brown, Beth,
Frederick Fell, Inc, New York, 1944. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: R DeSanctis & Carl Cobbledick. Reprint. Secondhand copy, dust jacket slightly rubbed/chipped at the top edge of the spine and with tiny tears at the bottom edge of the spine, rubbed at the top of the front fold over, not price clipped, the book has the bookplate of an academic on the first page, top edge of text block tinted pale blue, no other damage. "Ever hear a dog speak? These do. They speak to say there is no death. There is only life in another form. That dog that you lost is not really lost. They never are. They are always with you where ever they are where ever you are." Front fold over blurb Second impression of the First Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 283 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: R DeSanctis & Carl Cobbledick. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Animals & Birds. Inventory No: 0281804. Very Good Condition
Price: $132.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0281804  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Amazing animals of Australia
Johnson, Dick,
ISBN: 0908104022
Jabiru Press, North Balwyn, 1978. First Edition
 Softcover (Saddle-stapled) Softcover (Saddle-stapled). Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: Liz Allen illustrator. First Edition. Second-hand copy, slight shadow on the front cover from price sticker, internally clean, the various puzzles and pages for colouring have not been touched. A volume in a series of activity books for young Australians Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. 64 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Liz Allen illustrator. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Animals & Birds; Australia; Education. ISBN: 0908104022. ISBN/EAN: 9780908104024. Inventory No: 0281004. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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an anthology of modern animal writing [modern anthologies No 9]
Pitt, Frances -- Editor,
Thomas Nelson and Sons, London, 1937. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. , or neo-Georgian age, has produced a literature which is different; whether it is better or worse than the literature of preceding periods abides our question. In order, however that the careful and discriminating reader may be able to judge for himself, THE MODERN ANTHOLOGIES have been prepared and issued at a popular price and in a handy size. Dustjacket blurb Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. XII, 292 pages, top edge tinted by the publisher, red cloth covered boards, dust jacket is not price clipped, slight rubbing at the head and tail of the spine and that the corners of the panels of the jacket, and darkening of the spine section of the jacket. Internally clean, the only other damage is a spot or 2 of foxing to the front edge of the pages.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Animals & Birds. Inventory No: 0258134. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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An Australian Bird Book: A Complete Guide to the Birds of Australia
Leach, J. A. (Morrison, P. Crosbie Revisor),
Whitcombe and Tombs Limited, Melbourne . Sydney . Perth . Geelong, No date. Reprint
 Hardcover (Illustrated Boards) Hardcover (Illustrated Boards). Good Condition/Fair. Illustrator: Anne Lissenden. Reprint. introduction by Charles E. Bryant, acknowledgement, explanatory notes, index of vernacular names and index of scientific names. The text is illustrated with both colour and black-and-white drawings by Anne Lissenden. Illustrated boards with white coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. Colour illustrated dustwrapper with white coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. This book was first published in 1911 and this ninth edition, under the revision and rewriting of P. Crosbie Morrison. A Field guide to Australian birds, giving habitats, ranges and identification hints. A little rubbing of the book edges with some sunning to the top book edge. A very noticeable cock of the spine. Age toning of the text block edges and pages. Offset tanning and slight foxing to the end pages with original bookseller's sticker to the lower right-hand corner of the front paste-down. Chipping to the top right hand corner of the front panel and major chipping, tears and creasing to the lower dustwrapper edge. Rubbing of the panels with faint sunning of the back strip. Some abrasions to the rear panel please see photograph. Ninth Edition. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). [5], VI - XVI, [1], 2-224 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Anne Lissenden. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Animals & Birds; Ornithology; Australia; Inventory No: 0124984. Good Condition
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An Australian Bird Book: with Supplement, A Complete Guide to the Birds of Australia
Leach, J. A. ,
Whitcombe and Tombs Limited, Melbourne and Sydney , 1929. Reprint
 Hardcover (Illustrated Boards) Hardcover (Illustrated Boards). Fair Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations . Reprint. introduction by Frank Tate, preface, notes and hints for identification by author, index to supplement and index. The text is illustrated with both colour and black- and white illustrations and black and white photography. Maps of where to find the birds are also supplied. Green coloured cloth covered boards with black coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. This book was first published in 1911 and this seventh, revised and enlarged edition. A Field guide to Australian birds, giving habitats, ranges and identification hints. This book is showing age and use. Softening, rubbing and a little fraying of the back strip edges and book corners. Rubbing of the lower book edges. Flecking, rubbing and stains to the panels, the rear panel particularly affected. Browning of the endpages with the results of insects to be seen on the free front end page. The coloured illustration between page 18 / 19 has become loose, and the edge is a little creased and chipped. Uniform tanning of the text block edges and pages. Faint foxing throughout. fading of the backstrip. The front panel of the dustwrapper has been fixed to the free front end page. The front hinge has cracked and the underlying webbing visible please see photograph. Revised Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [3], 2- 232 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations . Quantity Available: 1. Category: Animals & Birds; Australia; Inventory No: 0124531. Fair Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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An Elephant in My Garden: Recollections of an Australian Vet
Geoff, Fethers,
ISBN: 0909174253
Queensberry Hill Press, Carlton, Victoria, 1980. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Garry Patterson. First Edition. acknowledgements, foreword by Major-General Sir Kingsley Norris, introduction by author. Beige coloured endpapers. Black-and-white photographic frontispiece of author. The text is illustrated with black-and-white photography and five sketches by Garry Patterson. Brown coloured boards with gilt illustration of an elephant in the lower right-hand corner of the front panel and gilt writing on spine. Shelf wear to the bottom edges of the book and there is a slight blemish on the top right hand corner of the back panel. Photographic dustwrapper, showing Australian rural scene, with brown background and white coloured titles front panel and spine. Slight crinkling to the top dustwrapper edge and the dustwrapper is slightly rubbed. These delightful stories recapture the occupational experiences of Australian vetenerian, Doctor Geoff Fethers, who began his career in the Middle East during World War 1. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. XVI, 168 pages, last 4 blank, . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Garry Patterson. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Australia; Animals & Birds. ISBN: 0909174253. ISBN/EAN: 9780909174255. Inventory No: 0102124. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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An Encyclopaedia of Bible Animals
France, Peter,
ISBN: 0709937377
Croom Helm, London & Sydney, 1986. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illustrator: Eric and David Hosking Photographers. First Edition. Acknowledgements by photographers, introduction by author, list of abbreviations and bibliography. The text is illustrated with black and white and coloured photographs taken by Eric and David Hosking. Bottle green coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the back strip. Colour photographic dust wrapper, showing a Hoopoe (bird), with yellow and white coloured titles to the front panel and black coloured titles to the back strip. Listed alphabetically, this book is based on the, then, latest '' ... research into the natural history of the Bible lands and Hebrew myth and culture, this encyclopaedia explains the meaning and purpose of all the animals mention in the Scriptures." -- from front fold over panel blurb. Minor rubbing of the book corners and back strip corners with some sunning to the book corners. Faint foxing to the first few in last few pages of the book with age toning of the text block edges. Little rubbing to the dust at the edges and panels. A hint of rubbing to the dust wrapper edges and panels some marks to the rear panel. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. [5], 6 - 166 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Eric and David Hosking Photographers. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Animals & Birds; Mythology; Religion & Theology. ISBN: 0709937377. ISBN/EAN: 9780709937371. Inventory No: 0124639. Very Good
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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Animal Crackers: A Bestial Lexicon
Hendrickson, Robert,
ISBN: 0140064877
Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, 1983. 1st Paperback Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good/. 1st Paperback Edition. Introduction by author illustrated paperback binding with white and gold coloured titles front panel white coloured titles back. "Robert Hendrickson looked high and low from booby hatches to cat houses to ferret out the origins of the animal words and phrases that enliven our language." -- from the rear panel blurb A little creasing to the book corners with rubbing of the book edges and panels. Age toning of the text block edges and pages. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 239, [5] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Books for Writers; Lexicon; Animals & Birds. ISBN: 0140064877. ISBN/EAN: 9780140064872. Inventory No: 0124030. Very Good
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
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Animal Kitabu
Hallet, Jean-Pierre & Pelle, Alex,
Elek Books, London, 1968. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: photographic. First Edition. the book is age toned on the page edges, and has traces of foxing to the same. Internally clean, except for the photographic pages, which have faint foxing. The black-and-white drawings in the book are done by Sheridan Oman. The book is filled with a wealth of intriguing, little-known facts, anecdotes and true stories that explain or debunked many of the animal myths of Africa, and the big game, the great cats and apes, the elusive scavengers, each gradually emerge as members of a balanced society armed bound by the misleading stereotypes of Hollywood films and the false thrills of the commercial safari. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. XXVI, 294 pages, including index, illustrated with black-and-white photography, and some black-and-white drawings.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Natural History & Resources; Animals & Birds. Inventory No: 0241851. Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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Animals and Birds in Australia
Pizzey, Graham ,
Cassell Australia, Melbourne, 1966. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Fair. Illustrator: Graham Pizzey Photographer. First Edition. Foreword by Francis Ratcliffe, introduction by author and index of scientific and common names of animals, birds and plant life; and with each group of animals or birds there is a small map of Australia showing its distribution. Mustard coloured cloth covered boards with green coloured titles to the back strip. In this book the author has divided Australia into various environments and then taken photographs of their inhabitants. Softening and rubbing of the back strip edges and of the book corners. Some marks to the front panel and flecking along the top edge of the rear panel. A few marks to the end pages with age toning of the text block edges. The dustwrapper is in not fabulous shape please see photograph. Shipping to the dustwrapper corners and to the back strip edges. There is a 2 inch tear to the lower left-hand corner of the rear panel with associated creasing; a arcing tear to the top edge of the rear panel measuring edits widest 2 1/2 inches. There are various splits and tears to the dustwrapper edges which a previous owner has protected with tape, on both the front and verso tape still in the situ. Staining along the lower edge of the dustwrapper on the verso. This is the first Australian edition. Size: Folio (over 12" tall ). [8], 170, [4] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Graham Pizzey Photographer. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Animals & Birds; Australia; Photography. Inventory No: 0128801. THIS BOOK WEIGHS OVER 1KG WITHOUT PACKING AND EXTRA POST WILL BE REQUIRED FOR SHIPMENT OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR COSTS BEFORE YOU ORDER, THANK YOU. Good
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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Audubon's Wildlife; with Selections from the Writings of John James Audubon
Teale, Edwin Way,
Thames & Hudson, London, 1965. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good/Fair. First Edition. Editor's note, Audubon and Wildlife, wildlife since Audubon. The text is illustrated with 27 coloured plates and 80 monochrome plates. Pink coloured cloth covered boards with gilt coloured embossed publisher's logo to the front panel; and, gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. Illustrated dustwrapper (wraparound), again by Audubon, with black coloured titles to the front panel. John James Audubon was a 19th century American naturalist / artist, whose depiction of American wildlife, both animals and birds, has rarely been rivalled. This book is a rendering of his artistry, and his notes that it took as he went to the various regions of America. Softening, rubbing and some fraying of the backstrip edge and book corners; bumping to the top book corners and the underlying board to the lower book corners and lower backstrip edge is visible. Some marks to the book panels with age toning and stains and very faint foxing to the textblock edges. Age toning of the pages with offset tanning and light foxing to the end pages. Previous owners name to the top right-hand corner of the free front end page; and, there are a few pink marks also present to that panel. The dustwrapper is certainly showing signs of wear and age please see photograph. Chipping of the dustwrapper corners and to the backstrip edges. Creasing and rubbing to the dustwrapper edges and there is a 2 inch tear to the top left-hand corner of the front panel, a 3 inch tear to the top edge of the rear panel and the lower right-hand corner of the rear panel has a jagged piece missing. Sunning and rubbing of the dustwrapper with some foxing to the fold over panels. First English Edition. Size: Square Quarto. [7], VII - VIII, 256 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Natural History & Resources; Art; United States; Animals & Birds. Inventory No: 0129896. THIS BOOK WEIGHS OVER 1KG WITHOUT PACKING AND EXTRA POST WILL BE REQUIRED FOR SHIPMENT OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR COSTS BEFORE YOU ORDER, THANK YOU. Good
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
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Auntie Amy's Bird Book
Irvine, A. M.,
S. W. Partridge & Co., London, No date. Edition Unstated
 Hardcover (Illustrated Boards) Hardcover (Illustrated Boards). Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Illustrated. Edition Unstated. List of illustrations. Black-and-white illustrated frontispiece and numerous black-and-white illustrations throughout the book unfortunately Illustrator's name is not easily found. Illustrated gray coloured cloth covered boards with black and blue coloured titles to the front panel and blue coloured titles to the back strip. A small book celebrating birdlife in the British countryside. Softening and rubbing of the back strip edges with rubbing to the book corners and lower book edges. Bumping to the lower corner of the front panel. Rubbing of the book panels with a pink staining to the rear panel. Uniform tanning of the text book edges with scattered foxing. Age toning of the pages. Offset tanning and foxing of the endpages with pages 67 and 68 being held into the text block with a little red coloured tape. The hinge has cracked between pages 68 and 69 with the underlying webbing visible. The last two pages of the book have had a rather large piece removed from the top right-hand corner please see photograph and there is a little extra sunning of the last page of the publisher's catalogue. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [4], 5 - 126, [34 of which 32 are further titles from publishing house] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Illustration; Britain/UK; 1900-1920; Animals & Birds. Inventory No: 0124291. Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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Australia's North; a Natural History of Australia volume 3
Breeden, Stanley & Breeden, Kay,
ISBN: 0002114410
Collins, Sydney, 1975. First Edition
 hardcover hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: photograph and Map. First Edition. bound in original cream/ecru cloth covered boards, with a photographic illustrated wraparound dustjacket. Slight rub to the top of the rear panel of the dustwrapper. Otherwise the book has no damage, and is free of annotation Illustrated with numerous black-and-white photographs part page and double page, and also with colour plates, and complemented with black-and-white line drawings. In this book the authors cover the least known half of the continent, the Northern monsoon region of Arnhem land and the Kimberleys. Size: Folio ( 12"- 15" tall ). 208 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: photograph and Map. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Natural History & Resources; Australia; Animals & Birds. ISBN: 0002114410. ISBN/EAN: 9780002114417. Inventory No: 0241832. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Very Good Condition
Price: $26.40 (AUD)
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Australia's Wilderness Heritage World Heritage Areas & Flora and Fauna
Figgis, Penelope & Mosley, Geoff,
ISBN: 0947116559
Weldon Publishing, Sydney, 1988. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Near Fine Condition/Slipcased. Illustrator: Leo Meier -- Photographer. First Edition. Volume I; 400 pages, + volume II, 400 pages. Both volumes including indexes. Both volumes are lavishly illustrated with colour photographs of all aspects of Australia's Heritage areas and Flora and fauna. . The slipcase is faded on the back edge and bumped at the seal on the right-hand edge of the back edge. No other damage. Size: Folio ( 12"- 15" tall ). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Leo Meier -- Photographer. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Natural History & Resources; Animals & Birds. ISBN: 0947116559. ISBN/EAN: 9780947116552. Inventory No: 0282311. THIS BOOK WEIGHS OVER 1KG WITHOUT PACKING AND EXTRA POST WILL BE REQUIRED FOR SHIPMENT OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR COSTS BEFORE YOU ORDER, THANK YOU. Near Fine Condition
Price: $35.20 (AUD)
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Australian Explorers; Antarctica
Bechervaise, John,
Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1959. First Edition
 Softcover (Saddle-stapled) Softcover (Saddle-stapled). Good Condition/. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. the text is illustrated with black-and-white photographs and maps. Photographic/map illustrated card covers with blue coloured titles to the front panel. A little creasing to the book corners and of rubbing to the book edges and book panels. The occasional spot to the book covers. The front panel has started to curl. A look at the exploration of Antarctica with Australian explorers. Part of the Australian Explorers series. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). (4), 5-32 pages.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Animals & Birds; Antarctica; Exploration. Inventory No: 0111935. Good Condition
Price: $8.00 (AUD)
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Australian Insects an introductory handbook
McKeown, Keith C.,
Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales, Sydney, 1945. Reprint
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: drawings and photographs. Reprint. second-hand copy, bound in original brown cloth, which has faded at the top and right of the rear panel, the spine and the left-hand side of the front panel, traces of foxing to the top edge of the textbook, internally clean, free of annotation. Illustrated with drawings by the author, and black-and-white photographs. "So, this Handbook has been prepared with the object of presenting as complete a picture as possible, in the present state of our knowledge, of the insect life of Australia, with special reference to the living or biological aspect of the study. It has no pretensions to being a textbook and those who require such information must refer to existing volumes for the "dry bones" of the science. Page 4 The book does not cover arachnids are not insects. Revised Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 303 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: drawings and photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Animals & Birds; insects Australia; Australia; Inventory No: 0279845. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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Australian Native Gardens and Birds (Hamlyn Pocket Guides)
Salter, Barbara,
Paul Hamlyn Pty. Ltd., Dee Why, New South Wales, 1970. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. The text is illustrated with colour photography of both birds and native Australian plants. Colour photographic cover with black coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. A book about Australian native birds and plants that can be encouraged in a home garden. Part of the Hamlyn Pocket Guides series. Rubbing to the book corners, edges and panels. Light browning of the text block edges with previous owner's name to the top edge of the title page. Size: 16mo (very small). [2], 106 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Animals & Birds; Australia; Gardening. Inventory No: 0119504. Good Condition
Price: $8.00 (AUD)
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