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Abbott, R. Tucker A GUIDE TO FIELD IDENTIFICATION. SEASHELLS OF NORTH AMERICA. New York: Golden Press (1986). Revised editon. Narrow cr 8vo 280 pp Profusely illus from colour paintings by George F. Sandstrom. 850 species covered. Card wrappers. Rubber stamp on title page else a very good copy. $ 7.50

Acorn, John BUTTERFLIES OF ALBERTA. Edmonton: Lone Star, 1993. 8vo. 143 pp. Illus from photos, drawings and distribution maps. Laminated card covers. Ink name/adress on title page, else very good. $ 10.00

Alex, J.F. & C.M. Switzer. ONTARIO WEEDS. Descriptions, Illustrations and Keys to their Identification. Guelph: Ontario Agriculture College, n.d. [1976]. 4to. 200+8 pp colour plates from photos. Drawings. Pictorial card covers. A little used, still very good. An essential reference. $18.50

Blackwell, Laird R. WILDFLOWERS OF THE SIERRA NEVADA AND THE CENTRAL VALLEY. Edmonton: Lone Pine, 1999. Sm 8vo. 288 pp. Illus from photos of 320 species of wildflowers. Laminated card covers. A fine copy. $ 15.00

Britton, Nathaniel Lord MANUAL OF THE FLORA OF THE NORTHERN STATES AND CANADA. NY: Henry Holt, 1901. Sm 8vo. x+1080 pp. Green cloth; gilt lettering to spine. Bookplate on pastedown and ink name on front free endpaper. A very good used copy. $ 35.00

Budd, Archibald C. and Keith F. Best. WILD PLANTS OF THE CANADIAN PRAIRIES. Ottawa: Canada Deparment of Agriculture, (1974). Reprint. 8vo. vii+519 pp. Illus from drawings; map. Pictorial card covers. A very good copy. $15.00

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

Burbridge, Joan WILDFLOWERS OF THE SOUTHERN INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA AND ADJACENT PARTS OF WASHINGTON, IDAHO AND MONTANA. Vancouver: UBC Pr., 1989. Cr. 8vo. 398 pp. Illus from photos. Pictorial card covers. Ink inscription on verso of top cover, else fine. $12.50

Burt, William Henry A FIELD GUIDE TO THE MAMMALS. Field Marks of all North American Species Found North of Mexico. Peterson Field Guide Series. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., (1976). 3rd edn. Reprint. 12 mo. xxvii+289+24 colour plates from illus by Richard P. Grossenheider. Photos & maps. Pictorial card covers. Bump to lower front corner, else about fine. $ 12.50

Carl, G. C., W. A. Clemens, and C. C. Lindsey THE FRESH-WATER FISHES OF BRITISH COLUMBIA. Victoria, The British Columbia Provincial Museum (1959) Third edition. Cr 8vo 192 pp. Illus from 6 colour plates of trout by E.B.S. Logier and half-tones of the other species (some 70 of them) by Frank L. Beebe; range maps. Pictorial card wrappers. A very good copy. $ 15.00

Clark, Neal EASTERN BIRDS OF PREY. A Guide to the Private Lives of Eastern Raptors. Thorndike, Me: North Country Press (1987) Third printing. 8vo 174 pp. Ilus from photos. Pictorial wrappers. A little used but a very good copy. $ 10.00

Cochran, Doris M. and Coleman J. Goin THE NEW FIELD BOOK OF REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS. New York: Putnam's (1970) Third impression. Cr 8vo xxii+359 pp. Illus from more than 200 photographs and diagrams, 96 in full colour. Beige cloth. A very good copy in like dustwrapper. $ 15.00

Collins, Henry Hill, jr. COMPLETE FIELD GUIDE TO AMERICAN WILDLIFE. East, Central and North covering all species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, good and games fishes, seashells, and the prinipal marine invertebrates occurring annually in North America East of the Rockies and North of the 37th parallel. New York: Harper & Row (1959). Illustrated from paintings and drawings by R. F. Peterson, Sandford, Williams and Yrizarry. Blue cloth, a little faded at extemities. A very good copy. $10.00

Collins, Henry Hill, jr. HARPER & ROW'S COMPLETE FIELD GUIDE TO NORTH AMERICAN WILDLIFE. Western Edition. New York: Harper & Row (1981) Narrow 8vo xi+809 pp. 4 blank leaves at end for notes. 2200 illustrations in colour and b&w covering 1802 species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fresh and saltwater fishes, mollusks and other marine invertebrates. Red boards, near fine in like dustwrapper. $ 15.00

Coupe, R, C. A. Ray, A. Comeau, et al, compiled by. A GUIDE TO SOME COMMON PLANTS OF THE SKEENA AREA, BRITISH COLUMBIA. (Victoria): Ministry of Forests, (1982). 8vo. 215 pp. Illus. from drawings; map. Green card covers. Binding rubbed and top corner chewed (a small dog?). Still a very good tight copy. $ 12.50

Devitt, O.E. THE BIRDS OF SIMCOE COUNTY, ONTARIO. Barrie: Brereton Field Naturalists' Club, 1969. Lrg 8vo. 192 pp. 16 pp of illus from photos. Map. Pictorial blue wraps. A little sunning to the edges and tape remains on title page, else a very good copy, inscribed by the author. C$28.50

Dunham, Elizabeth Marie. HOW TO KNOW THE MOSSES. A Popular Guide to the Mosses of the Northeastern United States. Containing keys to eighty genera and short descriptions of over one hundred and fifty species. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co, 1916. 8vo. xxv+287 pp. 7 plates from drawings. Illus in text. Green cloth. Lettering gilt. Light rubbing to extremities, else very good. With special reference to the distinguishing characteistics that are apparent without the aid of a lens. $20.00

Fleming, Cristol, Marion Blois Lobstein, and Barbara Tufty. FINDING WILDFLOWERS IN THE WASHINGTON-BALTIMORE AREA. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 1995. 8vo. xiii+312pp. Illus from drawings and maps. Grey cloth. A fine copy. $ 20.00

Fyles, Faith PRINCIPAL POISONOUS PLANTS OF CANADA. Bulletin No. 39. Second Series. Department of Agriculture. Ottawa: J.de Labroquerie Tache, 1920. Royal 8vo. xi+112 pp + 42 plates. (36 from b/w photos & 8 in colour from paintings). Drawings in text. Printed card covers. Top corner bumped, ink note on top cover, some light soiling; a very good copy. $20.00

Genders, Roy. EDIBLE WILD PLANTS. A Guide to Natural Foods. NY: van der Marck, 1988. Sm. 4to. 208 pp. Illus from colour photos and drawings. Pictorial card covers. An extensively cross-referenced lexicon of more than 250 edible wild plants. $18.50 

Gochfeld, Michael & Joanna Burger. BUTTERFLIES OF NEW JERSEY. A Guide to Their Status, Distribution, Conservation and Appreciation. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers, University Pr., (1997). Lrg 8vo. xxii+327 pp. Illus from photos, tables and maps + 8pp of colour plates from photos. Pictorial card covers. A fine copy. $12.50

Gray. Rearranged and extensively revised by Benjamin Lincoln Robinson and Merritt Lyndon Fernald. GRAY'S NEW MANUAL OF BOTANY. A Handbook of the Flowering Plants and Ferns of the Central and Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada. Seventh Edition NY: American Book Co., 1908. Seventh Editon. 8vo. 926 pp. Illus from drawings. Green cloth. Stain at bottom edge at spine penetrating pages 1/2". Ink name on frontt free endpaper. Binding a bit shaken, still a good working copy. $20.00

Hosie, R.C. NATIVE TREES OF CANADA. Seventh Edition. Ottawa: Queens Printer, 1969. Lrg 8vo. 380 pp. Illus from photos. Shows fruit, leaf, bud, bark, etc. Distribution maps. Map endpapers. Pictorial boards. Sunning to spine, else a very good copy, sound and clean. $20.00

Jolley, Russ WILDFLOWERS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE. A Comprhensive Field Guide. Portland: Oregon Historical Society, 1988. 8vo xiv+331 pp. Profusely illus from colour photos; folding map in colour. Card wrappers. A fine copy. $ 15.00

Klots, Alexander B. A FIELD GUIDE TO THE BUTTERFLIES of North America, East of the Great Plains. Peterson Field Guide Series. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., (1951). Recent reprint. Cr. 8vo. xvi+349 pp. 23 plates, many in colour. Illus from photos and drawings. Pictorial card covers. Lightly used, a near fine copy. $14.00

Lonard, Robert I., James H. Everitt & Frank W. Judd. WOODY PLANTS OF THE LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS. Austin: University of Texas, 1991. Sm 8vo. 179 pp. Illus photos, drawings, and tables. Pictorial card covers. $ 15.00 

Marteka, Vincent MUSHROOMS: WILD AND EDIBLE. A Seasonal Guide to the Most Easily Recognized Mushrooms. N.Y.: Norton (1980) 8vo xv+290 pp + 14 blank pages for personal notes. Illus from line drawings and photographs; 30 plates in colour. Half cloth and paper boards. Upper corners of prelims have been improperly trimmed and bottom corners are bruised; still very good plus in like dustwrapper. $ 25.00

McClane, A. J. MCCLANE'S GUIDE TO SALTWATER FISHES OF NORTH AMERICA. N.Y.: Henry Holt (1978). Reprint 8vo xviii+283 pp. Profusely illus, mostly in colour, from paintings by Dr. Frances Watkins and Richard E. Younger. Card wrappers. A very good copy. $ 12.50

Metzler, Susan and Van TEXAS MUSHROOMS. A Field Guide. Austin: Univ of Texas (1992) 8vo viii+350 pp. Profusely illus from colour photos; map. Red cloth. A fine copy in like dustwrapper. $ 25.00

Montgomery, F.H. WEEDS OF CANADA AND THE NORTHERN UNITED STATES. Toronto: Ryerson, (1964). Cr. 8vo. xxviii + 226 pp. Illus from line drawings. Blue cloth. Spine tips bumped, else near fine in worn but intact dustwrapper. $ 15.00

Moyle, John B. & Evelyn W. NORTHLAND FLOWERS. A Guide for the Minnesota Region. Minneapolis: Univ of Minn. (1981) 2nd printing 8vo vii+236 pp. Profusely illus from colour photos; identification charts; distrubtion map. Green cloth. Small crayon mark on top edge else about fine in very good edgeworn d/w. Front panel bears "Special Gift Edition" label in gold. $ 22.50

Nelson, Ruth Ashton HANDBOOK OF ROCKY MOUNTAIN PLANTS. Tucson: Dale Stuart King (1969). 8vo. 331 pp. Illus. from photos and drawings. Pictorial endpapers. Card covers. A very good copy. $ 12.50

Newmaster, Steven G., Allan Harris & Linda J. Shaw. WETLAND PLANTS OF ONTARIO. Edmonton, Lone Star, 1997. Sm. 8vo. 240 pp. Illus from photos and drawings. Laminated pictorial card covers. A fine copy. $ 15.00

Ontario Federation of Naturalists. CHECK-LIST OF VASCULAR PLANTS OF THE BRUCE PENINSULA. [with] ADDENDUM laid in. Don Mills: Federation of Ontario Naturalists, 1969. Addendum, 1978. 8vo. 62+16 pp. Map. Stapled wraps. Light shelfwear, else about fine. Addendum fine. $17.50

Perry, Bill A SIERRA CLUB NATURALIST'S GUIDE. THE MIDDLE ATLANTIC COAST. Cape Hatteras to Cape Cod. San Francisco: Sierra Club (1985) Narrow 8vo ix+470 pp. Illus from photos, line drawings, maps and charts. Pictorial card covers. A very good copy. Covers topography, geology and flora and fauna of the seashores and salt marshes. $ 12.50

Peterson, Roger Tory A FIELD GUIDE TO WESTERN BIRDS. Field Marks of All Species Found in North America West of the 100th Meridian and North of Mexico. The Peterson Field Guide Series. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1978. Second Edition Cr. 8vo. 309 pp. Illus from drawings by the authors; maps. Pictorial stiff card covers. A near fine copy. $ 12.00

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

Pough, Frederick H. A FIELD GUIDE TO ROCKS AND MINERALS. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. Third edition. A Peterson Field Guide. Cr 8vo xv+349 pp. Illus from photos in colour and b&w; line drawings in text. Green cloth, Map endpapers. A fine copy in very good dustwrapper. $ 10.00

Ray, G. Carleton & M.G. McCormick-Ray WILDLIFE OF THE POLAR REGIONS. NY: Abrams, (1981). Sm. 4to. 232 pp. Illus from colour photos, drawings and maps. White boards. A very good copy in like dustwrapper. $18.50

Rue, Leonard Lee III COMPLETE GUIDE TO GAME ANIMALS. A Field Book of North American Species. New York: Van Nostrand/Outdoor Life (1981). Second revised edition. Cr 8vo xii+638 pp. Many illus from photos. Brown cloth. A little used but a very good sound copy. Covers the larger mammals from squirrels to grizzlies and with pictures of the animals, their tracks and habitats, gives information about their lives and habits together with range maps. Extensive bibiliography, measuring instructions and index. $ 15.00

Scott, Peter J. SOME EDIBLE FRUIT AND HERBS OF NEWFOUNDLAND. Breakwater Books, nd. 8vo. vii+76 pp. Illus from drawings. Card covers. Bottom corner bumped at spine, else very good or better. $10.00

Silberhorn, Gene M. COMMON PLANTS OF THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST. A Field Guide. Revised Edition. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 1999. 8vo. xiii+294 pp. Illus by Mary Warinner and Kent Forrest. Green cloth. A fine copy. $ 20.00

Smith, Alexander H. THE MUSHROOM HUNTER'S FIELD GUIDE. Revised and Enlarged. Ann Arbor: Univ of Michigan (1977) 10th printing. Tall 8vo 264 pp. 188 species described in detail with accompanying black & white photographs. 187 colour photos are appended to the text. Pictorial paper boards. Wear to corners and spine tips. A very good copy. $ 15.00

Spalding, David A. E., ed. A NATURE GUIDE TO ALBERTA. Edmonton: Hurtig-Provincial Museum of Alberta (1980) 8vo 368 pp. Illus from colour photos; drawings, maps. Black boards, map endpapers. A fine copy in very good dustwrapper. $ 20.00

Tilden, James W. & Arthur Clayton Smith A FIELD GUIDE TO WESTERN BUTTERFLIES. The Peterson Field Guide Series. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1986. Cr. 8vo. xii + 370 pp. Illus. from photos, drawings & maps. Pictorial stiff card covers. A near fine copy. $ 12.50

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

Ulrich, Tom J. MAMMALS OF THE NORTHERN ROCKIES. Missoula: Mountain Press (1986) Cr 8vo 157 pp. Illus from exceptionally fine colour photographs often showing both summer and winter coats where these differ. Pictorial wrappers. Ink note on front free endpaper and tiny check mark placed beside a few species, else and about fine copy. $ 12.50

Vance, F. R., J.R. Jowsey & J.S. McLean WILDFLOWERS ACROSS THE PRAIRIES. Saskatoon: Western Producer Prairie Books, (1977). 2nd ptg. Field-Use Edition. 8vo. xi+214 pp. Illus from colour photos; drawings. Pictorial card covers. Minor wear, else about fine. $15.00

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

White, J. H. & R. C. Hosie THE FOREST TREES OF ONTARIO and the More Commonly Planted Foreign Trees. A Guide to their Identification with 260 illustrations. Toronto: Province of Ontario, Dept of Lands & Forests, 1957. Third revised edition. 8vo. 80+v+ 32 pp of illustrations from photos of leaves, flowers, fruits, seeds and twigs. Card wrappers. A very good copy. $ 7.50

 

CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA & THE ISLANDS

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. A FIELD GUIDE TO THE BIRDS OF MEXICO. Including all Birds Occuring from the Northern Border of Mexico to the Southern Border of Nicaragua. Virginia: Edwards, 1972. 8vo. vi+300+24 pp of colour platesfrom illustrations by Murrell Butler, et al. Map. 79 pp appendix at rear from 1978. Spiral binding. Card covers. A fine copy. $25.00

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

Evans, Peter G.H. BIRDS OF THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN. London: Macmillan, 1993. Reprint. Sm 8vo. vi+162 pp. Illus from photos. Pictorial card covers. A bit of bruising to covers, else near fine. Caribbean Pocket Natural History Series. $12.00

Mares, Michael A., Ricardo A. Ojeda & Ruben M.Barquez. GUIDE TO THE MAMMALS OF SALTA PROVINCE, ARGENTINA. Guia de los Mamiferos de la Provincia de Salta, Argentina. Norman; University of Oklahoma, (1989). 8vo. xv + 303 pp. Illus from photos; copious line drawings and distribution maps. Black cloth. As new in like d/w. Text in English and Spanish. $ 25.00

Meyer de Schauensee, Rudolphe & William H. Phelps, Jr. A GUIDE TO THE BIRDS OF VENEZUELA. Princeton: Princeton University Pr., (1978). Royal 8vo. xxii+424+53 pp of plates from illlus. Map endpapers. Blue cloth. A near fine copy in dustwrapper with minor shelfwear. $65.00

O'Gorman, Helen PLANTAS Y FLORES DE MEXICO. Mexico: Direccion General de Publicaciones, 1963. 4to. 227 pp. Beautiful full page illustrations. Green cloth. A little used, still a very good copy in worn dustwrapper. $65.00

Paterson, Andrew BIRDS OF THE BAHAMAS. Brattleboro: Durrell Rub., (1972).. 8vo. x+180 pp. Illus from drawings by the author; map. Blue cloth. Light dust soiling to edges, else near fine in dustwrapper with wear and chips to edges. $20.00

Warmke, Germaine L. and R. Tucker Abbott CARIBBEAN SEASHELLS. A guide to the Marine Mollusks of Puerto Rico and other West Indian Islands, Bermuda and the Lower Florida Keys. Narberth, Pa: Livingston Publishing (1962). 3rd printing. 8vo x+348 pp. 44 Plates from photographs, four in colour; line drawings; distribution maps. Blue cloth, map endpapers. Ink name on front free endpaper. A good sound copy, rubbed at extremities, in worn dustwrapper. $ 20.00

Wauer, Roland H. A BIRDER'S WEST INDIES. An Island-by-Island Tour. Austin, University of Texas Pr., (1996). 8vo. xiv + 238 + 18 pp of colour photos. Drawings by Mimi Hoppe Wolf; maps. Pictorial card covers. A fine copy. $ 10.00

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ASIA & THE ANTIPODES

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

Hails, Christopher BIRDS OF SINGAPORE. Singapore: Times Editions, 1987. 8vo. 168 pp. Colour illus by Frank Jarvis. Maps and photos. Red boards. Near fine in like dustwrapper. $ 25.00

Hill, Dennis S. & Karen Phillipps. A COLOUR GUIDE TO HONG KONG ANIMALS. Hong Kong: Government Printers, 1981. 8vo. 281 pp. Illus from colour drawings and photos. Map endpapers. Blue boards. Some light wear to edges, else near fine in like dustwrapper. A naturalist's book on local wildlife. Includes mammals, reptiles, insects, ecological habitats and more. $22.50

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

Morton, Brian and John Morton THE SEA SHORE ECOLOGY OF HONG KONG. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 1983. Lrg 8vo. xiiv+350 pp. 28 plates in colour and b/w from photos and drawings. Numerous illus in text from drawings, maps, charts and tables. Map endpapers. Stiff card covers. Ink name and very minor wear. A near fine copy. $ 35.00

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. $ 22.50

Poole, A.L. & N.M. Adams TREES AND SHRUBS OF NEW ZEALAND. Wellington: Government Printing Office, 1986. 5th imp. 8vo. 257 pp. Illus. from line drawings. Colour frontis. Pictorial card covers. A fine copy. $ 12.00

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

Salmon, John COLLINS GUIDE TO THE ALPINE PLANTS OF NEW ZEALAND. Auckland: Collins, 1985. Sm 8vo. 333 pp. Illus throughout from colour photos. Map endpapers. Laminated pictorial boards. Ink inscription of title page, else very good. $20.00

Severinghaus, Sheldon R. & Kenneth Turner Blackshaw. A NEW GUIDE TO THE BIRDS OF TAIWAN. Taipei: Mei Ya Publications, 1976. 12mo. xxiv+222+8pp colour plates from illus by Susan R. Blackshaw. Black and white drawings throughout. Text in Chinese and English. Pictorial blue boards. About fine. $ 20.00

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

EUROPE

Chinery, Michael BUTTERFLIES & DAY-FLYING MOTHS OF BRITAIN AND EUROPE. Austin: University of Texas Pr., (1989). Sm. 8vo. 320 pp. Profusely illus. from drawings in colour; maps. A New Generation Guide with David Attenborough, ed. Pictorial boards. A near fine copy. $ 20.00

Forsyth, A.A. BRITISH POISONOUS PLANTS. London: HMSO, 1968. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Bulletin 161. 8vo. viii+131 pp. 8 pp of illus from photos. Card covers. Occasional ink scoring, else very good. $10.00

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

Kibby, Geoffrey MUSHROOMS AND TOADSTOOLS. A Field Guide. Oxford: O.U.P. 1979. 8vo 256 pp. Profusely illus, mostly in colour, from paintings by Sean Milne. Pictorial wrappers, lightly soiled else very good. Publisher's review slip tipped onto half-title. (European mushrooms.) $ 17.50

Muus, Bent J. FRESHWATER FISHES OF BRITAIN AND EUROPE. London: Collins (1971) Cr 8vo 222pp. Illus by Preben Dahlstrom, mostly in colour; distribution maps. Blue cloth. About fine in very good dustwrapper. Translated from the Danish and edited by Alwyne Wheeler. $ 17.50

AFRICA

Prozesky, O.P.M. A FIELD GUIDE TO THE BIRDS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. London: Collins, 1980. Reprint. Sm 8vo. 350 pp. 32 colour plates and 8 b/w with illus by Dick Findlay. Laminated pictorial boads. A fine copy. $ 20.00

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

Williams, John G. & Norman Arlott. A FIELD GUIDE TO THE NATIONAL PARKS OF EAST AFRICA. London: Collins, 1981. New Edition. Sm 8vo. 336+29 plates. Maps. Over 350 illus with 289 in colour. Pictorial boards. A fine copy. $18.50

Williams, John G. Intro by Roger Tory Peterson. A FIELD GUIDE TO THE BIRDS OF EAST AND CENTRAL AFRICA. London: Collins, 1967. 3rd impression. Cr 8vo. 288 pp. 16 colour plates and 24 b/w by the author and Rena Fennessy. Red cloth. Light shelf wear; a very good copy in like dustwrapper. $ 16.00

Williams, John G. Illus by Norman Arlott. A FIELD GUIDE TO THE BIRDS OF EAST AFRICA. London: Collins, (1992). Reprint. Cr. 8vo. 415 pp. 48 colour plates illus over 660 species. Drawing and map. Laminated pictorial boards. A fine copy. $ 20.00

 

WORLDWIDE

Duddington, C.L. BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO SEAWEEDS. London: Pelham Books (1971) 8vo 187 pp. Illus from photos and line drawings. Black boards. About fine in good pictorial dustwrapper. $ 17.50

Lotz, Aileen R. BIRDING AROUND THE WORLD. A Guide to Observing Birds Everywhere You Travel. N.Y.: Dodd, Mead & Co., (1987). 8vo. xii + 266 pp. Illus. from photos & drawings. Card covers. Near fine. $ 15.00

Menzel, Donald H. A FIELD GUIDE TO THE STARS AND PLANETS. Boston: Houghton Mifflin [1979] 11th impression Cr 8vo xiv+397 pp. Illus from star charts and astrophotographs. Flexcloth wrappers. Ink name on front free endpaper, else a very good copy. $ 10.00

Reeves, Randall R., Brent S. Stewart, and Stephen Leatherwood THE SIERRA CLUB HANDBOOK OF SEALS AND SIRENIANS. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, (1992). Cr. 8vo. xvi + 359 pp. Illus by Pieter A. Folkens; photos. Pictorial card covers. A near fine copy. 15.00