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Africa

Bere, Rennie BIRDS IN AN AFRICAN NATIONAL PARK. (London): Andre Deutsch, (1969). Square 8vo. 144 pp. + 16 pp. of illus. from photos; map. Rose boards, map endpapers. Some light off setting to front free endpaper, else fine in like d/w. $20.00

Newman, Kenneth NEWMAN'S BIRDS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. Johannesburg: Macmillan, 1983. 8vo. 461 pp. Over 2000 illus from paintings. 904 bird species illustated and described. Distribution maps. Orange boards. Fine in like dustwrapper. $30.00

Pickford, Peter & Beverley & Warwick Tarboton AFRICAN BIRDS OF PREY. Ithaca: Cornell (1990) Square 4to, 227 pp. Profusely illus from colour photos. A trifle bruised at extremities, else fine in like d/w. $35.00

Urban, Emil K. SHELL GUIDE TO ETHIOPIAN BIRDS. Ethiopia: Eto, nd. Tall 8vo. 46 pp. Illus. by Jill Poole. Card covers. About fine 15.00

 

The Antipodes and Antarctica

EVERY AUSTRALIAN BIRD ILLUSTRATED. Adelaide: Rigby, 1979. Reprint. 4to. 320 pp. Illus from 563 colour photos and 131 paintings. Red boards. Very good in like dustwrapper. Covers every known species of Australian birds. $ 25.00

Buller, Sir Walter Lowry A HISTORY OF THE BIRDS OF NEW ZEALAND. A New Edition, edited and brought up to date by E. G. Turbott. London: Macdonald (1967) Folio xviii+261 pp. Illus from 48 tipped in colour plates reproducing in 6 colour offset the 48 stone-plate lithographs by J. G. Keulemans from the Second Edition, 1888. Blue cloth with gilt bird on top cover. Marbled endpapers. A fine copy in about fine dustwrapper with a few small tears to head of spine. In marbled slipcase which is some worn at extremities. $185.00

Cayley, Neville W. WHAT BIRD IS THAT? A guide to the Birds of Australia. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. Revised and enlarged. Field edition abridged by Peter Roberts omitting some descriptive material. Small 8vo 325 pps. Card covers. About fine. $15.00

McGill, Arnold R. AUSTRALIAN WARBLERS. Melbourne: The Bird Observers Club, 1970. 12mo. 147 pp. Colour frontis + 11 plates in colour from illus. by Rex Davis. Map endpapers. Blue cloth. Small bookseller's sticker on front pastedown and some light shelfwear. Else a very good copy in like dustwrapper. $17.50

Parmelee, David Freeland ANTARCTIC BIRDS. Ecological and Behavioral Approaches. Exploration of the Palmer Archipelago. Minneapolis: Univ of Minnesota (1992) Small oblong 4to xviii+203 pp. Many illus from photos, drawings, maps, and paintings by the author. Green cloth. An about fine copy in very good pictorial dustwrapper. Errata slip laid in. $30.00

Pizzey, Graham A FIELD GUIDE TO THE BIRDS OF AUSTRALIA. Sydney: Collins, (1980). 8vo. 460 pp. Illus. by Roy Doyle. Map endpapers. Pictorial boards. Name stamp on front free endpaper. Some light rubbing; a very good copy. S25.00

Simpson, Ken, editor & illustrations by Nicolas Day THE BIRDS OF AUSTRALIA. A Book of Identification. 758 Birds in Colour. New Hampshire: Tanager Books, 1984. 4to. 352 pp. Every bird species in Australia illustrated in colour with over 2000 painted images on 128 plates. Field information and distribution maps. Fold out front free endpaper with map and key to book. It's all here! 35.00

Soper, M.F. MORE NEW ZEALAND BIRD PORTRAITS. Christchurch: Whicombe & Tombs (1965). 8vo 101 pp. 76 illus from the author's photographs, many in colour. Brown boards. Minor bumps else fine in near fine dustwrapper. A lovely (but still serious and unsentimental) collection of intimate portraits in words and photos describing the lives of selected birds. $20.00

Asia

 

Ali, Salim INDIAN HILL BIRDS. Bombay: Geoffrey Cumberlege, Oxford U.P. 1949. Cr 8vo lii+188pp. Illustrated from 64 colour paintings by G. M. Henry illustrating 117 species. Yellow cloth, map endpapers. A fine copy in very good dustwrapper. $25.00

Ali, Salim & S. Dillon Ripley A PICTORIAL GUIDE TO THE BIRDS OF THE INDIAN SUBCONTINENT. Delhi: Oxford University Pr., 1983. Sm. 4to. 177 pp. Illus. from drawings with 106 plates depicting all the birds by John Henry Dick. Map endpapers. Blue cloth. Stain to bottom edge which permeates margin to first hundred pp. Inscription on verso of half title, else a very good copy in very good dustwrapper lightly rubbed. $35.00

Ali, Salim THE BOOK OF INDIAN BIRDS. Mumbai: Bombay Natural History Society/Oxford University Pr., 2002. 13th edn, revised. 8vo. lvii+326+74 pp of colour plates from paintings and photos. Map endpapers. Pictorial boards. A fine copy. $ 20.00

Ali, Salim and S. Dillon Ripley HANDBOOK OF THE BIRDS OF INDIA AND PAKISTAN. Together with those of Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Second edition. Volume 9: Robins to Wagtails. With contributions by T. J. Roberts. Delhi: Oxford Univ Press, 1998. Second revised edition. 8vo xv+310 pp. Illus from 9 colour plates covering 168 species plus maps and line drawings. Synopsis Nos. 1681-1891. Part of the recently updated ten volume series. Black boards. Near fine in like dustwrapper. $ 20.00

duPont, John E. SOUTH PACIFIC BIRDS. Delaware Museum Of Natural History. Monograph Series No. 3. Greenville: Delaware Museum of Natural History, 1975. 8vo. xii+218 pp. Illustrates and describes 183 species of birds. Map endpapers. Green boards. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. $35.00

Grimmett, Richard, Carol Inskipp, and Tim Inskipp, et al. A GUIDE TO THE BIRDS OF INDIA, PAKISTAN, NEPAL, BANGLADESH, BHUTAN, SRI LANKA, AND THE MALDIVES. Princeton: Princeton University Pr., (1999). Royal 8vo. 888 pp. Illus from colour plates, drawings and distribution maps. Orange boards. A fine copy in near fine dustwrapper. $60.00

Munro, George C. BIRDS OF HAWAII. Rutland: Tuttle,1976. Reprint. 8vo. 192pp. 20 pp plates with colored illus by Y. Oda Red cloth. About fine in like dustwrapper. $22.50

Robinson, Jane Washburn A BIRDER'S GUIDE TO JAPAN. Santa Monica: Ibis, (1987). 8vo. 358 pp. Maps. Pictorial card covers. A near fine copy. $15.00

Rutgers, A. Illustrations by John Gould. BIRDS OF ASIA. London: Methuen, 1969. Small quarto. vi+321pp. Over 140 full page colour illus from lithographs by John Gould. (1804-1881). Grey boards. Bruise to foot of spine, else near fine in like dustwrapper with minor edgewear. $35.00

Viney, Clive and Karen Phillipps. BIRDS OF HONG KONG. Fourth Edition. Hong Kong: Government Printer, 1988. 4th edn. Enlarged and completely revised. 8vo. 214 pp. Illus from drawings in colour and b/w. Map endpapers. Pictorial card covers. About fine. $22.50

Webster, Michael with Illus by Karen Phillips A NEW GUIDE TO THE BIRDS OF HONG KONG. Hong Kong: Sino-American Publishing, 1977. Second Edition. 8vo. 111+8pp colour plates & 40 pp of b&w plates. Pictorial card covers. About fine. $18.50

Whistler, Hugh POPULAR HANDBOOK OF INDIAN BIRDS. London: Gurney and Jackson, 1928. Royal 8vo. xxiv+438+2 pp adverts plus 17 plates (4 colour printed, 1 hand-coloured) and 84 in text illustrations, many coloured. Modern dark green cloth binding with gilt-stamped leather spine label. A fine copy. $85.00

Europe

Fry, Frances THE COLOUR GUIDE TO BRITISH BIRDS AND THEIR EGGS. Alton: Nimrod Press, 1990. 8vo 279 pps. Illustrated from colour paintings by the author. Fine in like dustwrapper. Like many wildflower guides, this one is organized by habitat and colour, rather than taxonomic order, to make identification easier for the beginner. $17.50

Harrison, Colin A FIELD GUIDE TO THE NESTS, EGGS AND NESTLINGS OF BRITISH AND EUROPEAN BIRDS. NY: Quadrangle, (1975). Cr. 8vo. 432 + 64 pp of colour plates. Drawings in text. Green cloth; spine lettering and cover vignette gilt. A near fine copy. $20.00

Richards, Alan SHOREBIRDS OF THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE. (Surrey): B. Mitchell, (1988). Sm. 4to. 224 pp. Illus from distribution maps and colour photos, including nest eggs. Blue boards. Light fading to extremities, else near fine in like dustwrapper with light edgewear. $ 20.00

Richmond, Kenneth BIRDS IN BRITAIN. A Practical Guide to Identification, Habitats and Behaviour. London: Odhams Pr., (1963) Reprint. Sm. 4to. 160 + 80 pp. of plates. Illus. from photos; map. Two 45 r.p.m. records of "SONGS OF BRITISH BIRDS" in covers. Blue cloth. Binding slightly warped due to record being laid in. Very good in like dustwrapper with some light edge wear an d rubbing. $30.00

Stepanek, O. BIRDS OF HEATH AND MARSHLAND. London: Spring Books (1964) 3rd impression. Roy 8vo 134 pp.Illus from 146 colour plates by E. Demartini. Translated by A. Denesova. Fine in lightly edge worn d/w. $12.50

Tucker, Graham M. & Melanie F. Heath et al. BIRDS IN EUROPE. Their Conservation Status Cambridge: Bird Life International, (1994) 8vo 600 pp. Detailed description of the conservation status of all European birds with maps showing the status of each in their respective locations. $15.00

The New World (North)

Bull, John and Edith BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA. Western Region. A quick Identification Guide for All Bird-Watchers. New York: Collier Macmillan (1989) A Macmillan Field Guide Cr 8vo 145 pp. Illus from colour paintings by James Coe. Laminated flex-cloth binding, map endpapers. A fine copy. $ 7.50

Collins, Henry H. jr & Ned R. Boyajian FAMILIAR GARDEN BIRDS OF AMERICA. N.Y.: Harper & Row (1965) 8vo viii+309 pp. Illus by John Cameron Yrizarry and Nina Williams. With 12 colour plates showing many species on each plus pencil drawings in text. Spine tips rubbed else near fine in very good dustwrapper with 1" tear. $20.00

Eckert, Alan W. THE WADING BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA (North of Mexico) N.Y., 1981 Illus from paintings and drawings by Karl E. Karalus. 4to, 252 pp. A definitive work covering the US & Canada. Top corner edge of a few interior pages creased, else fine in like d/w. $35.00

Eckert, Allan W. Paintings and drawings by Karl E. Karalus. THE OWLS OF NORTH AMERICA (NORTH OF MEXICO). All the Species and Subspecies Illustrated in Color and Fully Described. Garden City: Doubleday & Co., 1974. 4to. xxv+278+58 color plates. Drawings in text and distribution maps. Pictorial endpapers. Red cloth; lettering gilt. About fine in like dustwrapper. $50.00

Forbush, Edward Howe & John Richard May. Illus by Fuertes, Brooks & Peterson.NATURAL HISTORY OF THE BIRDS OF EASTERN AND CENTRAL NORTH AMERICA. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, (1939). Revised and Abridged [from the 3-volume Birds of Massachusetts of 1925] with the Addition of More than One Hundred Species. 4to. xxv + 554 + 97 color plates. Brick cloth. Wear to corners and spine tips, small white stain on top cover, else a very good sound copy. $30.00

Godfrey, W. Earl THE BIRDS OF CANADA. Ottawa: Suppy & Services Canada. 1976. Reprint 4to. 428 pp. 69 full page colour plates by John A. Crosby illustrating 420 species; line drawings by S.D. MacDonald; distribution maps. Map endpapers. Charcoal cloth. Rubbing to spine tips, else very good or better in worn, but all there, dustwrapper: extremities rubbed, tape repairs and panels age darkened. National Museum of Canada Bulletin No. 203. Biological Series No. 73. $ 25.00

Gooders, John BIRDS OF CANADA. Surrey: Dragon's World, (1984). 4to. 159 pp. Illus from paintings by Maurice Pledger & Trevor Boyer. Drawings by Robert Morton. Blue boards. Near fine in like dustwrapper with some creasing to top edge of back panel. 24 of the country's most beautiful and interesting birds brought to life and complemented with an informative text. $25.00

Harrison, Craig S. SEABIRDS OF HAWAII. Natural History and Conservation. Ithaca: Cornell University Press (1990) 4to x+249 pp. Illustrated from colour photos of birds and their chicks, line drawings and maps. Grey cloth. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. $30.00

Hatler, David F., R. Wayne Campbell and Adrian Dorst. BIRDS OF PACIFIC RIM NATIONAL PARK. Victoria: British Columbia Provincial Museum, 1978. 1st ptg. Sm 4to. 194 pp. Illus from photos, maps and tables. Pictorial paper covers. Ink name on title page, else about fine. $ 20.00

Johnsgard, Paul A. BIRDS OF THE GREAT PLAINS. Breeding Species and Their Distribution. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Pr., (1979). 8vo. xlviii + 539 pp. Illus. from drawings, photos, tables & distribution maps. Green cloth. Bottom corner of top board bumped, else near fine in very good dustwrapper with 1/2" chip removed from bottom corner and a bit of soiling to rear panel. $ 35.00

Lansdowne, J. F., With John A. Livingston. BIRDS OF THE NORTHERN FOREST Toronto: McClelland & Stewart (1977). Reprint. Large 4to 247 pp. Illus from 56 full page colour plates of birds by Lansdowne, each with a black & white preliminary sketch. Blue cloth, spine lettering and cover grosbeak vignette gilt. About fine in like dustwrapper. $40.00

Livingston, John A., Text by. Paintings By J. F. Lansdowne. BIRDS OF THE EASTERN FOREST. 2 Vols. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1977. Reprint. 2 Vols. Folio. 231+261 pp which includes 112 full page colour plates. Blue cloth. An about fine set in like dustwrappers. $85.00

Lansdowne, J. F. BIRDS OF THE WEST COAST. Volume 1 & 2. Toronto: M. F. Fehely (1976); Toronto: Feheley, (1990). 2 volumes. Folio. 176 & 167 pp. Profusely illus from drawings and paintings by Lansdowne. Cream linen. Faint bruise to foot of spine of volume 1, else fine set in near fine dustwrapper with tiny chip from head of spine and light wear to corners of volume 1. $95.00

Lansdowne, Fenwick, drawings by. Text by Hugh M. Halliday. BIRDS OF CANADA. Presented by The Star Weekly. Toronto: The Star Weekly, 1959. 11 x 14 ". 24 sheets + cover page in mailing envelope. Each sheet with a full colour illustration and a short description. About fine in envelope with some wear and tears to the edges. $125.00

McNichol, Martin K. & John L. Cranmer-Byng, ed. ORNITHOLOGY IN ONTARIO. Special Publication No.1, Ontario Field Ornithologists. 1994. Whitby: Hawk Owl Pub., (1994). 8vo. xiv + 400 pp. Illus from paintings, photos, maps and figures. Appendices on Ontario ornithologists and bird artists. Pictorial card covers. Light edgewear, else near fine. $ 10.00

Munro, J.A. Illustrated by T.M. Shortt & Allan Brooks. BIRDS OF CANADA'S MOUNTAIN PARKS. Ottawa: Queen's Printer, 1963. 3rd edn. National Parks Branch 8vo. 78 pp including 26 pages of colour plates. Pictorial card covers. Ink name on front free endpaper, else about fine. $ 15.00

Peck George K. and Ross D. James BREEDING BIRDS OF ONTARIO. Nidology and Distribution. Volume I: Nonpasserines. Toronto: Royal Ontrio Museum (1983) Roy 8vo xii+321 pp. Illus from photos; drawings by Ross D. James; distribution maps. Wrappers. Rubber stamped name on front free endpaper, spine slightly faded, else about fine. $17.50

Peck George K. and Ross D. James BREEDING BIRDS OF ONTARIO. Nidology and Distribution. Volume I: Nonpasserines. Toronto: Royal Ontrio Museum (1983) Roy 8vo xii+321 pp. Illus from photos; drawings by Ross D. James; distribution maps. Wrappers. A fine copy. $ 18.50

Peck. George K. BREEDING BIRDS OF ONTARIO. NIDIOLOGY AND DISTRIBUTION. Volume 2: Passerines. Toronto: Royal Ontario Museum, 1987. Lrg 8vo. xi+387 pp. Illus from maps, photos and drawings. Stiff card covers. A fine copy. $ 18.50

Peters, Harold S. & Thomas D. Burleigh. Illus by Roger Tory Peterson. THE BIRDS OF NEWFOUNDLAND. St. John's: Dept of Natural Resources, 1951. lrg 8vo. xx+431+32 pp of colour plates. Map endpapers. Khaki cloth. Lettering and cover vignette green. Light spotting to top cover and corners lightly bumped, else a very good, clean copy. $ 45.00

Peterson, Roger Tory A FIELD GUIDE TO THE BIRDS OF TEXAS and Adjacent States. The Peterson Field Guide Series. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, (1963). 6th ptg. Cr. 8vo. xxx+304+ 60 plates from illus by Peterson. Pictorial endpapers. Green cloth. Light rubbing to extremities, else near fine in lightly worn dustwrapper. $15.00

Potter, Eloise F., James Parnell, & Robert P. Teulings. BIRDS OF THE CAROLINAS. Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press, 1980. 8vo. 408 pp. Illus from colour photos throughout. Map endpapers. Orange cloth. About fine in like dustwrapper with light wear to foredge of rear panel. 20.00

Richards, Alan SHOREBIRDS OF THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE. (Surrey): B. Mitchell, (1988). Sm. 4to. 224 pp. Illus from distribution maps and colour photos, including nest eggs. Blue boards. Light fading to extremities, else near fine in like dustwrapper with light edgewear. $ 20.00

Robbins, Chandler S., ed. & Eirik A. T. Blom, Project coordinator. ATLAS OF THE BREEDING BIRDS OF MARYLAND AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh, (1996). 4to. xx + 479 pp. Illus. from drawings, figures & distribution maps; map endpapers. Laminated pictorial boards. Shallow 1/2" cut on spine, else a near fine copy. $ 45.00

Robinson, W. Douglas SOUTHERN ILLINOIS BIRDS. An Annotated List and Site Guide. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, (1996). 8vo. lii+432 pp. Illus from b/w photos; maps. Pictorial boards. Fine. $20.00

Rosenberg, Kenneth V., Robert D. Ohmart, et al. BIRDS OF THE LOWER COLORADO RIVER VALLEY. Tucson: University of Arizona Pr., (1991). 8vo. xv + 416 pp. Illus. from photos, maps, charts & figures. Grey cloth. About fine copy in like dustwrapper. $ 25.00

Salt, W. Ray & Jim R. Salt THE BIRDS OF ALBERTA with their ranges in Saskatchewan & Manitoba. Edmonton: Hurtig, (1976). 8vo. xiv + 498 pp. Illus from colour photos and distribution maps. Map endpapers. Beige cloth. 1 cm. gouge to top edge of top board and ink inscription on half title, else near fine in edgeworn dustwrapper. $20.00

Savage, Candace THE WONDER OF CANADIAN BIRDS. Saskatoon: Western Poducer Prairie Books, (1985). 4to. 211 pp. Illus from colour photos and range maps. Blue boards. About fine in like dustwrapper. "..explores the biology, behavior and ecology of the more familiar species and provides information that will fascinate readers of every level of interest." The illustrations in this book are exceptional and the text provides details that are seldom encountered in most bird books. Includes an extensive bibliography. $22.50

Speich, Steven M. & Terence R. Wahl CATALOG OF WASHINGTON SEABIRD COLONIES. Washington: U.S. Dept. of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service, (1989). 4to. viii + 511 pp. Illus. from photos, maps and charts. Biological Report 88(6). Pictorial card covers. Foot of spine bumped, some light rubbing, else near fine. $28.50

Sprunt, Alexander, jr. FLORIDA BIRD LIFE. Based upon and Supplementary to Florida Bird Life by Arthur H. Howell, published in 1932. N.Y.: Coward-McCann (1954) Roy 8vo 527 pp. Illus with colour plates from Original Paintings by Francis Lee Jaques and John Henry Dick. Roy 8vo. 527 pps. Blue-green cloth, faded and spotted else a very good copy with bright interior. $45.00

Stirrett, George M. THE SPRING BIRDS OF POINT PELEE NATIONAL PARK, ONTARIO. With Pictorial Map and Dates in the Natural History of the Park. Ottawa: Department of Northern Affairs, 1960. 8vo. 50 pp. Fold-out map. Pictorial card cover. Stapled. Ink name on top cover; a very good copy. $10.00

 Sutton, George Miksch FIFTY COMMON BIRDS OF OKLAHOMA AND THE SOUTHERN GREAT PLAINS. Norman: University of Oklahoma Pr., 1977. Sm 8vo. xii+113 pp. Full page colour illustration by the author for each bird. $20.00

 Taverner, P.A. BIRDS OF EASTERN CANADA. (Second Edition). Ottawa: F. A. Acland, 1922. Canada. Dept. of Mines. Geological Survey, Memoir 104. No. 3 Biological Series. Lrg 8vo. 290 pp. 50 colour plates from illus by Frank C. Hennessey. Drawings in text. Blue cloth; spine lettering and cover vignette gilt. Book plate and ink number on front pastedown. Some rubbing to extremities of cloth and two newspaper inserts, a very good used copy of this classic. $35.00

Tufts, Robie W. THE BIRDS OF NOVA SCOTIA. With Colour Illustrations by Roger Tory Peterson and John Crosby and line drawings by John H. Dick. Halifax, N.S.: The Nova Scotia Museum, 1961. Roy 8vo. xvii+481 pp. 40 colour plates. Map endpapers. Beige cloth; bird vignette on top cover. A near fine, bright copy in very good pictorial dustwrapper with some wear to extremities. $60.00

Udvardy, Miklos D.G. THE AUDUBON SOCIETY FIELD GUIDE TO NORTH AMERICAN BIRDS. Western Region. NY: Knopf, (1977). 8th ptg. Cr. 8vo. 854 pp. Illus from photos, drawings and distribution maps. Red limp plastic covers. Name stamp on front free endpaper, else near fine. $ 12.50

Wauer, Roland H. BIRDS OF BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK AND VICINITY. Austin: University of Texas Pr., (1973). 8vo. xv + 223 pp. Illus from paintings, photos, figures and a fold-out map. Pictorial card covers. Name stamp on front free end paper, else a very good copy. $ 14.00

Wilson, Nancy C. & Doug McRae. SEASONAL AND GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION OF BIRDS FOR SELECTED SITES IN ONTARIO'S HUDSON BAY LOWLAND. Toronto: Queen's Printer, 1993. 4to. 145 pp. Illus from figures and tables. Card covers. Spiral Binding. Very good or better. $15.00

 

The New World (Central and South)

Edwards, Ernest P. & Horace Loftin. FINDING BIRDS IN PANAMA. Sweet Briar, Va: E.P. Edwards (1971). 2nd edn, revised and enlarged. Sponsored by the Panama Audubon Society. Cr 8vo 97 pps. Card covers. Name stamp on front free endpaper and one page neatly underlined in pencil; a very good copy. $ 10.00

Edwards, Ernest P. A FIELD GUIDE TO THE BIRDS OF MEXICO. Including All Birds Occurring from the Northern Border of Mexico to the Southern Border of Nicaragua. Virginia: Ernest P. Edwards, 1972. 8vo. vi+300pp. 24pp of colour plates from drawings. Pictorial card covers. About fine. $20.00

Edwards, Ernest P. FINDING BIRDS IN MEXICO. Virginia: Ernest P. Edwards, 1968. Second edition, revised and enlarged. 8vo. xxii+282+16 pp of plates from drawings. Card covers. A very good copy. $ 15.00

Low, Rosemary THE PARROTS OF SOUTH AMERICA. London: Gifford, 1972. 8vo. 290 + 24 pp of illus from colour photos. Maps. Yellow boards. About fine in near fine dustwrapper. Information relating to each species, both in its natural habitat and in aviculture, especially regarding experiences in breeding. $ 20.00

Meyer de Schauensee, Rodolphe; and William H. Phelps, Jr. A GUIDE TO THE BIRDS OF VENEZUELA. Princeton University Press, 1978. 8vo. xxii+424 pp. Covers nearly 1300 species. Illustrated from colour plates by H. Wayne Trimm, John Gwynne, Kathleen D. Phelps and line drawings by Michael Kleinbaum. Notes by Guy Tudor. Endpaper map on rear pastedown. Pictorial flex-cloth covers. A fine copy. $35.00

Rutgers A. Illustrations by John Gould. BIRDS OF SOUTH AMERICA. London: Eyre Methuen, 1972. Sm quarto. iv+321 pp. 160 colour illustrations from lithographs by John Gould (1804-1881). Orange cloth. Some bruising to the head of spine, else about fine in like dustwrapper. $35.00

Skutch, Alexander LIFE HISTORIES OF CENTRAL AMERICAN HIGHLAND BIRDS. Publications of the Nuttall Ornithological Club, No. 7. Cambridge MA: Published by the Club, 1967. 8vo. vi+213pp. Photos. Green boards. About fine. $25.00

Stap, Don A PARROT WITHOUT A NAME. The Search for the Last Unknown Birds on Earth. NY: Knopf, 1990. 8vo. xiv+239 pp. Map. Green boards. Some light shelf wear, else near fine. '..riveting and richly detailed account' of two remarkable ornithologists, John O'Neill and Ted Parker and their expeditions in Northern Peru. $17.50