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PRINCE OF CATS, Arjan Singh
1 Arjan Singh PRINCE OF CATS
London Jonathan Cape 1982 022402034x / 9780224020343 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
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, celebrated Indian wildlife expert Arjan Singh determined to find out whether it would be possible to bring up a leopard cub in his house and return it to the jungle. The story of how he taught first Prince, and then the twin sisters Harriet and Juliette the ways of the forest is enthralling from start to finish . . . " Book weight approx. 500g. 
Price: 11.28 AUD
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2 Badcock, Lt-Col.G.H. THE CARE OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS: School Talks and Broadcasts
London Herbert Jenkins Hard Cover + D/J [Oblong] Good Fair + 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Inscribed By the Author
96pp., first printing. N.D. [c.1945]. Inscribed/dated [Sept. 1945] by author on ffep. Book clean, very slightly askew. Very minor foxing to half-title page and edges. B/w portrait frontispiece and plates throughout. Unclipped, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, nipped and chipped. Instructive, tthis book is the outcome of many talks to children, at school and on the B.B.C., by the author, a leading expert on the care and training of horses and dogs. Foreword by Derek McCulloch [Uncle Mac of the B.B.C.]. Book weight approx. 170g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 15.98 AUD
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3 Bell, Alan SOME COMMON AUSTRALIAN BIRDS
London Oxford University Press 1956 First Edition Hard Cover + D/J [Oblong] Fair Fair 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Shirley Bell 
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 interested Australian is likely to encounter. Book weight approx. 380g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 10.34 AUD
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A HEALTHY HORSE THE NATURAL WAY : The Horse Owner's Guide to Using Herbs, Massage, Homeopathy, and Other Natural Therapies, Bird, Catherine
4 Bird, Catherine A HEALTHY HORSE THE NATURAL WAY : The Horse Owner's Guide to Using Herbs, Massage, Homeopathy, and Other Natural Therapies
Guilford, Connecticut, United States The Lyons Press 2002 1585745766 / 9781585745760 First U.S. Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
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 horse health, covering: herbs; massage; aromatherapy; homeopathy; Bach flower remedies; biochemic tissue salts and vibrational healing/energy fields, and perhaps more importantly, how and when to use a combination of these therapies and when to use them in conjunction with veterinary treatment. This practical handbook will add new dimensions to your horse's health and sense of well-being, and help you develop an increasingly harmonious relationship with your horse." Includes Glossary, Further Reading and Index. Book weight approx. 680g. 
Price: 30.08 AUD
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5 Bird, David M. THE BIRD ALMANAC: The Ultimate Guide to Essential Facts and Figures of the World's Birds
Toronto, Ontario, Canada Key Porter Books 1999 155263003X / 9781552630037 Softcover Near Fine Small 8vo 
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, Resources, Glossary, more. Book weight approx. 550g. 
Price: 14.05 AUD
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A GUIDE TO WILD SOUTH AMERICA, Bright, Michael
6 Bright, Michael A GUIDE TO WILD SOUTH AMERICA
London BBC Worldwide Ltd. 2000 0563537051 / 9780563537052 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Near Fine Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
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 sites across the continent. The gazetteer, compiled by seasoned ecotravellers Dan Tapster and Jessica Auty, provides all the practical information required to plan countless unforgettable wildlife trips." Includes Species List and Index. Book weight approx. 1.15 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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MOONLIGHT OVER THE SEWAGE PONDS : A Collection of Articles Concerning the Dogs in the Buck Family's Life, Buck, Anna
7 Buck, Anna MOONLIGHT OVER THE SEWAGE PONDS : A Collection of Articles Concerning the Dogs in the Buck Family's Life
Pambula, NSW, Australia Bindieye Books 2000 0957775113 / 9780957775114 First Edition Softcover Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
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 recounted by Anna Buck every week in the Bega District News . . . " Book weight approx. 270g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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8 Bullen, Frank T. CREATURES OF THE SEA: Being the Life Stories of Some Sea Birds, Beasts And Fishes
London Religious Tract Society 1905 2nd Impression Original Decorated Cloth HB Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Theo. Carreras 
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, Humpback, Right Whales, Rorquals, Walrus, Seals, Sharks, Turtles, Cuttle-fish/Squid, Chimaeras, Sea-serpents, Albacore, Bonito, Flying-fish, Dolphin, Mackeral, Cod, Barracouta, Albatross, Whale birds, Petrels, Boobies/Penguins, Frigate bird, Seaweed, Index, Unpaginated publisher's promotional section. Book weight approx. 810g. 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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SELECTING, TRAINING AND RACING GREYHOUNDS, Burnell, Roy
9 Burnell, Roy SELECTING, TRAINING AND RACING GREYHOUNDS
Dingley, Victoria, Australia Budget Books 1984 0860812688 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
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 for racing, understanding greyhounds, and choosing the right stud dogs, contents include: Prelims., 23 chapters, Notes. Book weight approx. 900g. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. 
Price: 42.30 AUD
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BIRD BEHAVIOUR, Burton, Robert (Dr Bruce Campbell, Consultant Editor)
10 Burton, Robert (Dr Bruce Campbell, Consultant Editor) BIRD BEHAVIOUR
London Granada Publishing 1985 0246124407 / 9780246124401 First Edition Very Good Very Good 
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 especially for the book by the world's leading wildlife photographers . . . " Book weight approx. 1.29 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 13.16 AUD
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FIELD GUIDE TO THE MAMMALS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA, Chris Stuart, and Tilde Stuart
11 Chris Stuart, and Tilde Stuart FIELD GUIDE TO THE MAMMALS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA
Cape Town, South Africa Struik Publishers 1988 0869772791 / 9780869772799 First Softcover Edition Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
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. 
Price: 26.32 AUD
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BUDGERIGARS : A Complete Guide for Breeders and Fanciers, Christian, Michael Stuart
12 Christian, Michael Stuart BUDGERIGARS : A Complete Guide for Breeders and Fanciers
Ringwood, Victoria, Australia Viking O'Neil (Penguin) 1989 0670901199 / 9780670901197 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
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 fascinated by these lively, attractive birds to keep and breed them . . . " Contents include: Prelims., Intro., History, Prerequisites, Husbandry, Mating, Aviary Problems, Judging, Understanding Heredity, Breeding Process, Showing, more. Appendix, Glossaty, Biblio., Index. Book weight approx. 870g. 
Price: 25.85 AUD
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13 Cocker, Mark BIRDERS: Tales of a Tribe
London Jonathan Cape 2001 0224060023 / 9780224060028 First Edition, 1st Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
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 approx. 400g. 
Price: 11.28 AUD
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14 Coleman, Neville AUSTRALIAN SEA LIFE SOUTH OF 30 S.
Sydney Doubleday 1987 0868242691 / 9780868242699 First Australian Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good Large 4to 
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 [except fish] that inhabit the waters around Australia south of 30oS, contents of this enthralling book include: Prelims., Intro., Sponges, Worms, Cnidarians, Sea Mosses, Crustaceans, Molluscs, Echinoderms, Sea Squirts, Mammals, Appendix, Glossary, Index. More. Book weight approx. 1430g. [1.43KG.] * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 26.32 AUD
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PARROTS AND PIGEONS OF AUSTRALIA, Crome, Francis and Shields, James
15 Crome, Francis and Shields, James PARROTS AND PIGEONS OF AUSTRALIA
Pymble, N.S.W., Australia Angus & Robertson 1992 0207154376 / 9780207154379 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Near Fine Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
x, + 318pp., colour-plate frontispiece, and exquisite like plates throughout, together with small distribution maps. Book clean and square. White title over firm spine. Plain black boards undamaged. An original seller's sticker affixed to front pastedown, else textblock pristine. Photographic, colour-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly bumped and edgeworn, plus in-production laminate striation. A stand-alone seventh volume in the Australian Museum's 'National Photographic Index of Australian Wildlife' series, 'Parrots & Pigeons of Australia' is a major work covering 54 species of parrots (including cockatoos and lorikeets) and 27 species of pigeons and doves . . . Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, Introduction, Cockatoos, Lorikeets, Parrots, Pigeons and Doves, Eggs, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 1.45 KG. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 112.80 AUD
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KOALA : Australia's Endearing Marsupial, Cronin, Leonard (Edited by)
16 Cronin, Leonard (Edited by) KOALA : Australia's Endearing Marsupial
Frenchs Forest, N.S.W., Australia Reed Books Pty, Ltd 1987 0730101584 / 9780730101581 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
135pp., colour and b/white photographic illustrations, line drawings. Book clean, square. Spine firm, white title there-on. Plain boards very good. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edge-creased head and foot of spine, with two small, closed tears to lower edge. Text by Michael Archer, Steven Cork, Suzanne Hand, Stephen Phillips and Malcolm Smith. From the jacket flap: "This beautifully-presented book is the first authoritative work dealing with all aspects of the life of the koala, Australia's most loved and famous marsupial. Written by some of Australia's foremost marsupial experts in easily-understood language, it presents the fascinating world of the koala in a way which will appeal to anybody interested in Australia's native animals . . . " Includes Index. Book weight approx. 735g. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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THE FOOT AND SHOEING, Davenport, Major C.
17 Davenport, Major C. THE FOOT AND SHOEING
Kenilworth, Warwickshire, U.K. British Horse Society 1958 First Edition Staplebound Softcover Good. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
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 shoes. Book weight approx. 80gms. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 8.79 AUD
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18 Day, Michael FIGHT FOR THE TIGER: One Man's Fight to Save the Wild Tiger from Extinction
London Headline 1995 0747215480 / 9780747215486 1st Edition, 1st Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
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 wild tigers from the hugely profitable Asian black market trade in tiger body parts...Book weight approx. 750g. 
Price: 14.05 AUD
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THE ZOO STORY  (Special Melbourne Zoo Edition), de Courcy, Catherine
19 de Courcy, Catherine THE ZOO STORY (Special Melbourne Zoo Edition)
Ringwood, VIC, Australia Claremont (Penguin Books Australia) 1995 1854717774 / 9781854717771 First Thus, Paperback Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
(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, Bibliography, Acks., Index. Melbourne Zoo Supplement. Book weight approx. 420g. 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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AUSTRALIAN WATERFOWL, Downes, M.C. And  Watson, Ina
20 Downes, M.C. And Watson, Ina AUSTRALIAN WATERFOWL
Victoria Fisheries and Wildlife Department 1960 Card Softcover Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Robin Hill 
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], plus a silhouette of proportional size. Recto-page emphasises particular markings which enable identification 'under field conditions'. Book weight approx. 100g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 7.05 AUD
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