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1 ADAMS, Henry Gardiner (1811/12-1881). Our Feathered Families: Game and Water Birds. Being an Anecdotal and Descriptive Account of the feathered game and wild fowl, with their allied species, found in Great Britain. To which is added a Practical Chapter on Doves and Pigeons.
London: James Hogg and Sons, [ca. 1862-74?]. 1862 Signed
Printed by Spottiswoode and Co. Small 8vo. 345 pp. Numerous wood-cuts, index. Original full chocolate brown gilt-stamped morocco, a.e. marbled. The covers are stamped: “Honoris Causa; Rottingdean” [Eton?]. Bookplate of A. Carleton Ambler (ca.1960s). Inscribed to “H.A. Powell, Class Prize in ii.B. T.H. Field House July 1874.” Fine. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2 BEWICK, Thomas (1753-1828). Thomas Bewick’s Birds. Watercolours and Engravings.
Cambridge: MIT Press, (1982). 1982 0262021765 / 9780262021760 
Sm. 8vo. 52 pp. Profusely illustrated (some color). Pictorial boards, dust-jacket; jacket edges worn. Very good. ISBN: 0262021765 / 0-262-02176-5 
Price: 12.00 USD
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3 DAWSON, William Leon (1873-1928). The Birds of California. A Complete, Scientific and Popular Account of the 580 Species and Subspecies of Birds Found in the State. Illustrated by… Donald R. Dickey, Wright M. Pierce, Wm. L. Finley and the Author, Together with 44 Drawings in the Text and a Series of 110 Full-page Color Plates chiefly by Major Allan Brooks. Format De Luxe, Santa Barbara Edition.
San Diego, Los Angeles & San Francisco: South Moulton Co., 1923. 1923 Signed
Four volumes. (315 x 258 mm) xvii, 522; xii, 523-1034; xiv, 1035-1548; xiv, 1549-2121 pp. 30 tissue-guarded color photogravure plates, 120 Duotone plates, 1100+ half-tone plates. Uniformly bound, half-blue navy morocco, raised bands, blue cloth, gilt-ruled and gilt-stamped spine titles. Fine. LIMITED FIRST EDITION of 100 sets, individually signed by the author. Volume 1 is labeled “Format De Luxe, Santa Barbara Edition”, volumes 2 & 3 are labeled “Format De Luxe”, and volume 4 is the “Stockholder’s Edition De Luxe”. All four volumes are in their contemporary bindings, by Schiller Book Bindery of San Diego, California. This set was published in a number of editions ranging from the “Student’s” and “Booklover’s” editions to the limited edition sets of which there were five: Large Paper (350); Sunset (350); Santa Barbara (100); Presentation (75) and Patron’s Edition. A profusely illustrated account of the birds of California with descriptions of range, nesting, distributions, etc. “The book occupies an utterly unique place in modern ornithology, and that no contemporary will deny Dawson the full credit due him for an amazing achievement.” [Chambers] William Leon Dawson (1873–1928) was a celebrated ornithologist and zoölogist (collector of bird eggs). His egg collection became the foundation of the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. W. Lee Chambers, Bibliographical Notes on Dawson’s Birds of California, 1939; Nissen 225; Ripley 73; Wood 313; Zimmer 162. First Edition. 
Price: 1050.00 USD
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4 GRIMMETT, Richard, Carol INSKIPP & Tim INSKIPP. A Guide to the Birds of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives. With the Collaboration of Sarah Kotagama and Shahid Ali. Illustrated by Clive Byers, Daniel Cole, John Cox, Gerald Driessens, Carl D’Silva, Martin Elliott, Kim Franklin, Alan Harris, Peter Hayman, Craig Robson, Jan Wilczur, and Tim Worfolk.
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, (1999). 1999 0691006873 / 9780691006871 
First printing. Thick 8vo. 888 pp. 153 color plates. Orange cloth, gilt-stamped spine title, dust jacket; rear cover creased, otherwise fine. ISBN: 0691006873 Beautiful plates. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
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5 JARDINE, D.C., J. CLARKE, & P.M. CLARKE. The Birds of Colonsay and Oransay: Their History and Distribution.
[No place given]: [Stornoway], 1989. 1989 
Reprint. Sm. 8vo. 59 pp. Color illus. Printed wrappers; covers scratched, with impressions of dots. Good. 
Price: 3.00 USD
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6 Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute. Audubon Watercolors and Drawings.
Utica & New York: Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute & The Pierpont Morgan Library, (1965). 1965 
8vo. 57 pp. 94 plates. Printed wrappers. Burndy bookplate. Very good. Limited edition of 4000 copies printed by the Widtman Press. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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7 PRATT, H. Douglas, Phillip L. BRUNER & Delwyn G. BERRETT. A Field Guide to The Birds of Hawaii and the Tropical Pacific.
(Princeton, NJ): Princeton University Press, (1987). 1987 0691084025 / 9780691084022 
8vo. xx, 409 pp. 45 color plates. Red cloth, gilt-stamped spine title, dust jacket. As new. ISBN: 0691084025 Dust jacket present. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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8 RHODES, Richard. John James Audubon: The Making of an American.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004. 2004 0375414126 / 9780375414121 
FIRST EDITION. Large 8vo. x, 514 pp. Frontis., color plates, illustrations, index. Quarter brown cloth with orange paper sides, gilt-stamped spine title, dust-jacket. Burndy bookplate. Fine. ISBN: 0375414126 First Edition. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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9 SCLATER, Philip Lutley (1829-1913), editor. Nitzsch’s pterylography, translated from the German.
London: Published for the Ray Society by Robert Hardwicke, 1867. 1867 
378 x 270 mm. Folio. x, [2], 181 pp. 8 figs., 10 engraved plates after drawings by Nitzsch, index. Original plain boards, printed paper spine label; re-backed with modern quarter cloth, rubbed. Ex library bookplate of the Boston Society of Natural History from the H. F. Wolcott Fund, received July 12, 1871 inside front cover and Digest of the library regulations mounted inside rear cover. Philip Lutley Sclater was one of the greatest British ornithologists of his time. In 1858 Sclater took a leading part in founding Ibis, the journal of the British Ornithologists’ Union. He became its first editor and did so for most of the next fifty-four years. See: DSB, XII, pp. 257-258. Christian Ludwig Nitzsch (1782-1837) was a German zoologist. This work is listed in the Brit. Mus. (Nat. Hist.), III, p. 1438, translated by William Sweetland Dallas (1824-1890), and is based on two earlier works by Nitzsch, dated 1833, and 1840. Wood, An introduction to the literature of vertebrate zoology, 1867. See Wood 1865 & 1867 for a publishing history on Nitzsch’s works on Pterylography. First Edition. 
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10 [Audubon, John James] Christie’s. John James Audubon’s The Birds of America: The Duke of Portland Set. Friday 20 January 12.
New York: Christie’s, 2012. 2012 
8vo. 89 pp. Color plates. Gilt-stamped green cloth, dust-jacket; jacket spine foot slightly torn. Advertisement for auction of important books, atlases and manuscripts from the private library of Kenneth Nebenzahl laid-in. Fine in near fine jacket. The set sold for $7.9 million. 
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