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Bird Keeping in Australia
Harman, Ian,
Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1962. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/Poor Condition. First Edition. XII, 177 pp., + 3 blank, printed dustwrapper, 16 pages of black and white photographs. The silverfish were hungry and have almost eaten through the rear foldover fold, the top edge and the front foldover fold were not so appetising. Rubbing her to the heel of the dustwrapper spine region and rubbing and chipping to the top of the spine region. Internally the book is clean and tidy. Foreword by Alec Chisholm. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Natural History & Resources; Natural History -- Birds; Livestock Management; Natural History -- Ornithology; Inventory No: 0201286. Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0201286  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Birds of Paradox: Birdlife in Australia and New Zealand
Pollard, Jack (editor),
Lansdowne Press, Melbourne, 1967. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. 1.2 kg; XVI, 248 pp., foreword by author, acknowledgements. The text is illustrated with black and white photography of both Australian and New Zealand birds. Dark blue boards with gilt writing on spine. Tape transfer marks on endpages. Illustrated dustwrapper, by Robin Hill showing various Australian birds, with black background and white writing on front and back panel. The dustwrapper is lightly rubbed, along the edges The birds of Australia and New Zealand are some of the most unusual known, in this book they are celebrated in tales, verse and lore. The contributors range from John Gould and Joseph Banks to Mary Gilmore and Judith Wright. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Natural History & Resources; Natural History -- Birds; Natural History -- Ornithology; Australia; Inventory No: 0207917. 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: $22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0207917  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Flamingo City
Yeates, G. K.,
Country Life Ltd, London, 1950. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 700 g; 212 pages, colour frontispiece, 5 other full-page colour photographs, 32 black-and-white photographs and a map of the Rhône delta. Photographic illustrated dustjacket. Top edge of text block tinted yellow. Green cloth covered boards, the dustjacket is slightly rubbed at each of the 8 corners, and at the head and tail of the spine section, ownership details dated 1951 on the front free end page. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Natural History & Resources; Natural History -- Birds; Birds; Inventory No: 0234837. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0234837  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Menura the Lyrebird
Pollock, Harold J.,
Jacaranda Press, Brisbane, 1967. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 250 g; 20 pp., 4 pp black and white photographs. Full-colour photo on front cover. Pollock had personal contact with Lyrebirds, recording and filming them. A 45 rpm record of their voices is included with the book. . Minor soil and very minor wear on binding. Silverfish damage to the top edge of the front paste down, and the top right-hand edge of the title page, and the top edge of the rear paste down. . Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Natural History & Resources; Natural History -- Birds; Natural History -- Ornithology; Australia; Inventory No: 0222723. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0222723  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Natural Victoria
Pescott, Trevor,
ISBN: 0727005243
Rigby, Adelaide, 1978. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 800 g; 176 pages, includes bibliography. Illustrated with black-and-white, and colour photographs, and tables. The one omission that I find interesting is the lack of maps to show either location or distribution. Colour illustrated dustwrapper. The top edge of the text block has a slightly darker area, possibly a watermark, but there is no corollary damage to the page faces. There is a gift inscription on the verso of the half title page in childish writing. No other damage to report. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Natural History & Resources; Natural History; Natural History -- Environment; Natural History -- Australia; Natural History -- Birds. ISBN: 0727005243. ISBN/EAN: 9780727005243. Inventory No: 0229838. Good
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0229838  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The Heritage of Australian Birds
Holmes, Glenn,
ISBN: 0730101738
Currawong Press, Balgowah, New South Wales, 1991. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Robert Edden. Reprint. 1.15 kg; 112pp., acknowledgements, appendix. Illustrated frontispiece, showing Eastern Spinebill and the title page is also illustrated by Piping Shrikes executed by Robert Edden. As are all the illustrations both black-and-white and full page plates illustrated by Robert Edden. Illustrated boards, again by Robert Edden, the front showing Galahs and the back showing Superb Fairy-wren. The book is clean, and shows no signs of damage. A large illustrated book on the indigenous birds of the Australian region. Not just the well-known such as lyrebirds and cockatoos but the less well-known honeyeaters and mud-nesters etc. Size: Folio ( 12"- 15" tall ). We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Robert Edden. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Natural History & Resources; Natural History -- Birds; Natural History -- Ornithology; Australia; ISBN: 0730101738. ISBN/EAN: 9780730101734. Inventory No: 0221630. Very Good Condition
Price: $24.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0221630  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The Lyrebirds of Sherbrooke
Smith, L. H.,
Georgian House, Melbourne, 1951. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. XII, 54 pp., photographic illustrated dustwrapper. 34 photographs in black and white accompany the text. Dustwrapper has numerous small tears and has suffered loss along top of the back panel and the top of the spine, and along the bottom edge of the rear panel; each foldover is rubbed top and bottom. In this book many new and interesting facts regarding the life and habits of the lyrebird are recorded. The 34 photographs are portraits studies, depicting in remarkable clarity and detail many aspects of the domestic and social life of the lyrebird. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Natural History & Resources; Natural History -- Birds; Natural History -- Ornithology; Australia; Inventory No: 0202334. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0202334  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Waterfowl in Australia
Frith , H. J.; Consultant Editor,
Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1967. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Various. First Edition. By Author on Half Title Page. pp. xxii, 328 + last 2 blank; 19 distribution maps, 5 coloured & 32 black-and-white plates, 20 other illustrations, bibliography, index, photographic end pages, with water stained, and badly torn rear panel, dust jacket. Top edge of pages browned. . Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Natural History & Resources; Natural History -- Birds; Australia; By Author on Half Title Page. Inventory No: 0209041. 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: $44.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0209041  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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