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PRINCE OF CATS

By: Arjan Singh

Price: $11.28

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010338


192pp., plus 16 pages of unpaginated colour photographic illustrations. Map illustrated endpapers. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain blue boards undamaged. Foxing flecks to text-block edges, else leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly tanned and foxed on flaps, and reverse. "Living in the north of Uttar Pradesh, on the border wth Nepal, and seeing how the local leopard population had dwindled almost to nothing, ... View more info

SOME COMMON AUSTRALIAN BIRDS

By: Bell, Alan

Price: $10.34

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000599


xi, +210pp., colour drawings on recto pages by Shirley Bell.Relevant description on adjacent verso. Book square, spine shaken but still OK. Leaves mildly tanned, some with fingermarks. Edges brown, tape stains on endpapers, along with former owner's name on ffep. Loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, several closed tears, corners nipped and a degree of sunning to spine. Surface chips to area of both flaps. Book deals with over 100 birds that the average inter... View more info

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A HEALTHY HORSE THE NATURAL WAY : The Horse Owner's Guide to Using Herbs, Massage, Homeopathy, and Other Natural Therapies

By: Bird, Catherine

Price: $30.08

Publisher: Guilford, Connecticut, United States, The Lyons Press: 2002

Edition: First U.S. Edition

Seller ID: 011905


240pp., b/white line-drawn and photographic illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Gloss illustrated boards very lightly bumped. Like-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased at head. From the jacket flap: "Just as more and more people are embracing a more natural approach to their health and well-being, many horse owners are turning to ways they can use natural therapies with their horses. The complete complimentary approach to... View more info

THE BIRD ALMANAC: The Ultimate Guide to Essential Facts and Figures of the World's Birds

By: Bird, David M.

Price: $14.05

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Key Porter Books: 1999

Seller ID: 003215


xvii, + 460pp., intext, b/w, line-drawn illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Printed card wrapper nominally edgeworn only. " 'The Bird Almanac' is an invaluable resource, inpressive in scope and depth and complemented with tables and illustrations . . . Detailed information on all aspects of avian biology . . . " Numerous contents include: Prelims., Anatomy, Physiology, Classifications, Fossil history, Reproduction, Records, Res... View more info

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A GUIDE TO WILD SOUTH AMERICA

By: Bright, Michael

Price: $18.80

Publisher: London, BBC Worldwide Ltd.: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010560


216pp., colour photographic illustrations throughout, plus colour maps. Book clean, square. Spine firm, silver title there-on. Plain green boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased at head of spine only. Foreword by Series producer, 'Andes to Amazon', Karen Bass. From rear dustjacket panel: "This ground-breaking wildlife guide to South America includes a country-by-country gazetteer of the best wildlife si... View more info

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MOONLIGHT OVER THE SEWAGE PONDS : A Collection of Articles Concerning the Dogs in the Buck Family's Life

By: Buck, Anna

Price: $16.92

Publisher: Pambula, NSW, Australia, Bindieye Books: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008741


vi, + 196pp., b/white line-drawn illustrations intext. Book clean. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper slightly splayed, splotched along spine, mildly edgeworn and abraded. A second collection of 'Annagrams' . . . " A collection of stories by Anna Buck featuring the dogs that the Buck household has endured over the years . . . The adventures of the canine members of the household form a backdrop to life on the Far South Coast (of Australia) as recounte... View more info

CREATURES OF THE SEA: Being the Life Stories of Some Sea Birds, Beasts And Fishes

By: Bullen, Frank T.

Price: $20.68

Publisher: London, Religious Tract Society: 1905

Edition: 2nd Impression

Seller ID: 002224


430pp., 40 unpaginated, monochrome [dark blue] art-illustrated [Carreras] half-tone plates [including frontispiece] throughout. Book square, very mildly shaken. Gilt titles. Decorated, illustrated cloth nominally frayed on foredge corners, head and heel of backstrip. Flecks of insect damage, mainly on rear cover. No dustjacket. Rectangular piece [25%] of ffep. excised, random foxing specks throughout. 28 chapters, including: Intro., Autobiography of a sperm whale, Humpba... View more info

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SELECTING, TRAINING AND RACING GREYHOUNDS

By: Burnell, Roy

Price: $42.30

Publisher: Dingley, Victoria, Australia, Budget Books: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012879


169pp., b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, lightly bumped on head and heel. Textblock unmarked. Photographic, colour-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly edgeworn only. " . . . is a book for the seasoned greyhound owner and trainer as well as for the rank amateur who has just decided to buy his first dog . . . " Covering all aspects of puppies, care and feeding, preparation for racing, selection... View more info

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BIRD BEHAVIOUR

By: Burton, Robert (Dr Bruce Campbell, Consultant Editor)

Price: $13.16

Publisher: London, Granada Publishing: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010486


224pp., colour photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain green boards undamaged. Endpapers and textblock edges slightly tanned, else leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased, nominally tanned on reverse. "The text is illustrated by nearly 600 striking colour photographs, which capture all the excitement and interest of watching wild birds in action. Many were taken es... View more info

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AUSTRALIAN SHEEP DOGS : Training and Handling (Signed Copy)

By: Cavanagh, Rod

Price: $47.00

Publisher: Whittlesea, Victoria, Australia, Author (Rod Cavanagh): 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed and Signed By Author

Seller ID: 013026


(xiv), + 111pp., illustrated throughout: unpaginated, photographic colour-plate sections, a colour-art plate by Marg Towt, numerous intext b/white cartoon illustrations throughout by Brett Cardwell, plus intext line-drawings, and halftone plates. Book clean and square. Bright gilt titles over nominally bumped spine and undamaged green boards. Signed "With best wishes" by author on (peach tinted) front free endpaper, else textblock unmarked. Colour-art illustrated... View more info

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FIELD GUIDE TO THE MAMMALS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA

By: Chris Stuart, and Tilde Stuart

Price: $26.32

Publisher: Cape Town, South Africa, Struik Publishers: 1988

Edition: First Softcover Edition

Seller ID: 011784


272pp., photographic colour plates throughout, supported by two-colour range maps. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Pictorially-illustrated card wrapper lightly edgeworn, with a soft crease and short tear on rear wrap. A comprehensive field guide to the huge array of mammals that call Southern Africa home . . . Book weight approx. 515g. View more info

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BUDGERIGARS : A Complete Guide for Breeders and Fanciers

By: Christian, Michael Stuart

Price: $25.85

Publisher: Ringwood, Victoria, Australia, Viking O'Neil (Penguin): 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006763


xi, + 138pp., unpaginated colour-plate sections throughout, plus intext, b/white line-drawings, sketches and charts. Book clean and square. Spine firm, nominally bumped on head and heel of same. Blue boards similarly bumped. Textblock clean. Pictorially-illustrated loose-plastic protected dustjacket trivially edgeworn, with U.V. affected (sunned) text on spine. The author, "a breeder and freelance writer, has written a comprehensive guide that will enable anyone fasc... View more info

BIRDERS: Tales of a Tribe

By: Cocker, Mark

Price: $11.28

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 2001

Edition: First Edition, 1st Impression

Seller ID: 005142


x, + 229pp. Book clean. Spine firm, mildly reverse cocked. Bright gilt title on undamaged backstrip. Leaves clean, nominally acidic. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket undamaged. The author, an avid 'birder' (bird watcher) for thirty years, tells the story of the community (of which he is a member) of birders. He tells of the characters, rules, equipment and adventures, many of which are hilariously funny...All told in 19 chapters, plus Index. Book weight ap... View more info

AUSTRALIAN SEA LIFE SOUTH OF 30° S.

By: Coleman, Neville

Price: $26.32

Publisher: Sydney, Doubleday: 1987

Edition: First Australian Edition

Seller ID: 003381


288pp., each identified specimen has a depicted page with colour-plate illustration, small b/w locality map and relevant description, plus frontispiece and intext illustrations. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Shelfwear on foot and heel of backstrip. Circled 'R' stamp on foot of text-block, otherwise leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn and nipped on foredge corner folds. Covering every group of marine creatures [ex... View more info

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THE FOOT AND SHOEING

By: Davenport, Major C.

Price: $8.79

Publisher: Kenilworth, Warwickshire, U.K., British Horse Society: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001474


55pp. B/white instructional halftone plates on recto pages, relevant text on adjacent verso. Book square, staples firm, mildly rusted only. Light stains to inside covers, first [ title] and last pages, else leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has light soiling and an oblique crease. A Pony Club Publication, contents include: Intro., Structure of the foot, Shoeing, What to look for in the newly-shod foot, Indications that shoeing is necessary, some notes on horse shoe... View more info

FIGHT FOR THE TIGER: One Man's Fight to Save the Wild Tiger from Extinction

By: Day, Michael

Price: $14.05

Publisher: London, Headline: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition, 1st Impression

Seller ID: 004258


x, + 374pp., three unpaginated halftone plate sections, one full colour, two in b/white. Some of these illustrations are confronting and disturbing...Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Leaves tanned. Boards undamaged. Colour-illustrated [author portrait rear], loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. At huge personal risk, both physical and financial, the author has embarked on a crusade to save the remaining population of w... View more info

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THE ZOO STORY (Special Melbourne Zoo Edition)

By: de Courcy, Catherine

Price: $18.80

Publisher: Ringwood, VIC, Australia, Claremont (Penguin Books Australia): 1995

Edition: First Thus, Paperback

Seller ID: 012913


(viii), + 324pp., unpaginated colour and b/white halftone plate sections, plus b/white chapter header illustrations. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper lightly bumped only. Textblock unmarked. "This fascinating look at the history and development of one of our most controversial public institutions shows how zoos have evolved from private menageries to public parks . . . " Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, 11 chapters, Notes, Bibl... View more info

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AUSTRALIAN WATERFOWL

By: Downes, M.C. And Watson, Ina

Price: $7.05

Publisher: Victoria, Fisheries and Wildlife Department: 1960

Seller ID: 002404


48pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Former owner's name on title-page, bumped upper foredge corner, otherwise leaves clean. Art-illustrated card wrapper mildly splayed, bumped [upper foredge corner], else slight edgewear. An 'in-the-field' identification hand-book only, with no details of distribution, habitat or behaviour included. A double-page is devoted to each species of waterfowl; verso page has a painting of the bird in full colour [flight, swimming or standing]... View more info

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CULTURE OF COLD-WATER MARINE FISH

By: E. Moksness, et al

Price: $186.12

Publisher: Oxford, U.K., Amos, Iowa, U.S.A., and Melbourne, A, Fishing News Books Imprint (Blackwell Publishing): 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008729


xvi, + 528pp., plus unpaginated colour-plate section. Intext illustrations throughout: b/white halftone plates, graphs, tables and line-drawings. Book clean and square. Spine firm, nominally bumped on head and heel. Gloss, illustrated boards lightly bumped on foredge corners, else minimally scuffed. No dustjacket (as issued). An original seller's sticker on front pastedown, a security strip on rear pastedown, else text-block unmarked. With the continuing decline of comme... View more info

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THE GOULDIAN FINCH

By: Evans, Stewart and Fidler, Mike, et al

Price: $33.84

Publisher: New Farm, Queensland, Australia, Indruss Productions: 2005

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 013121


239pp., illustrated throughout: photographic colour-plates, line-drawn maps, graphs and tables. Book clean and square. Bright gilt titles. Spine firm, bumped on head and heel. Green boards bumped on foredge corners. Textblock unmarked. Colour-illustrated (photograph: Mike Fidler), loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly bumped and edgeworn, with slight colour-fade on spine. First published in 1986 by Blandford Press, this edition by two of the world's leading authoriti... View more info