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COLLINS POCKET GUIDE TO BRITISH BIRDS, Fitter, R.S.R.
21 Fitter, R.S.R. COLLINS POCKET GUIDE TO BRITISH BIRDS
London Chancellor Press 1986 1851520260 / 9781851520268 Revised Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall R.A. Richardson (Richard Richardson) 
287pp., plus 1 x 58 page colour, and 1 x 48 page b/white, art illustrated sections (Richard Richardson). Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, lightly tanned. Art-illustrated gloss boards very good+. Like-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased, faint staining to reverse. From the jacket flap: "Observers can identify particular birds using five forms of classification: size, colour, distinctive features, behaviour and habitat. This precise method, which concentrates on the birds' obvious features, is both simple and effective . . . The book is filled with over 1,000 accurate paintings and drawings, 600 of which are in full colour." Naturalist and author Richard Sidney Richmond Fitter was born in London in 1913, and died in 2005. Book weight approx. 720g. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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HAND-REARING WILD AND DOMESTIC MAMMALS, Gage, Laurie J., D.V.M.
22 Gage, Laurie J., D.V.M. HAND-REARING WILD AND DOMESTIC MAMMALS
Ames, Iowa, U.S.A. Iowa State Press 2002 0813826837 / 9780813826837 First Edition, First Impression Hardcover Near Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
xvii, + 279pp., intext, b/white halftone plates and tables throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, nominally bumped only. Monochrome, halftone plate-illustrated gloss boards near fine. Text-block pristine. No dustjacket (as issued). This book, suitable for veterinarians, technicians, and wildlife caregivers provides clear guidance to raising and caring for a wide variety of domestic, farm, wildlife and zoo mammals from birth to weaning . . . Contents include: Prelims., Contributors, Introduction, Part 1/ Domestic Mammals. Part 2/ Wildlife, Zoo, and Marine Mammals, Appendix, Index. Book weight approx. 820g. 
Price: 87.42 AUD
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DAIRY GOATS BREED STANDARDS, Goat Breeders Society of Australia (Compiled by)
23 Goat Breeders Society of Australia (Compiled by) DAIRY GOATS BREED STANDARDS
New South Wales, Australia Goat Breeders Society of Australia (Printed By Uringa Printing, Oakdale, New South Wales) First Edition Softcover [Staple-bound] Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
No publication date (c. 1976). 32pp., b/white illustrations throughout: halftone plates and line-drawings. Saddle-stitched, staple-bound format. Staples firm and unrusted. Printed limp wrapper minimally bumped and soiled on upper spine. Text-block bumped as cover, else unmarked. Concise and frugally produced, never-the-less this booklet is a 'must' for all persons who are interested in breeding dairy goats . . . Contents include: Prelims., Diagrams, Breeds (History - Breed Standard - Photograph of Buck and Doe): Anglo-Nubian, British Alpine, Saanen, Toggenburg. Booklet weight approx. 65g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 23.50 AUD
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THE SURVIVAL WORLD OF BIRDS, Gooders, John
24 Gooders, John THE SURVIVAL WORLD OF BIRDS
London Boxtree 1992 185283112x / 9781852831127 First Edition, Second Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
224pp., colour photographic illustrations, and colour and b/white distribution maps. Book clean, negligibly canted. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Pale blue boards and illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket very good+. "Through John Gooders' lucid examination of the similarities and differences between the birds of each continent, this volume explores the many puzzles of bird behaviour and distribution." Includes Index. Book weight approx. 1.28 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 15.04 AUD
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WILDLIFE OF THE AUSTRALIAN SNOW-COUNTRY : A Comprehensive Guide to Alpine Fauna, Green, Ken and Osborne, William
25 Green, Ken and Osborne, William WILDLIFE OF THE AUSTRALIAN SNOW-COUNTRY : A Comprehensive Guide to Alpine Fauna
Chatswood, N.S.W., Australia Reed 1994 0730104613 / 9780730104612 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
v, + 200pp., colour photographic and art illustrations, and b/white figures, throughout. Colour illustrated endpapers. Book clean, square. Spine firm, purple title there-on. Plain white boards very lightly bumped at foot. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket very good+. From the jacket flap: " . . . the culmination of fifteen years' extensive field work and research on aspects of the ecology of alpine wildlife. It combines the expertise of Drs Ken Green and William Osborne to present a comprehensive coverage of the fauna of Australia's high country . . . This authoritative work is indispensable for professional and amateur naturalist alike - and anyone interested in the rich natural world of Australia's snow-country." Contents include: Acks., Preface, Foreword, 10 chapters, Glossary, Refs., Index. Book weight approx. 850g. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. 
Price: 23.50 AUD
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THE HEAVY HORSE (Shire Album 39), Hart, Edward
26 Hart, Edward THE HEAVY HORSE (Shire Album 39)
United Kingdom Shire Publications Ltd. 1992 0852634528 / 9780852634523 Reprint Softcover (Staplebound) Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
32pp., b/white halftone photographic illustrations, throughout. Booklet clean, square. Staples clean and firm. Leaves clean and unmarked. Pictorially-illustrated, stiff card wrapper minimally rubbed and scuffed. Shire Album 39. Contents include: Intro., The Shire, The Clydesdale, The Suffolk, The Percheron, The Belgian, The Ardennes, Other Continental Breeds, Glossary, Societies, Further Reading, Places to Visit. Booklet weight approx. 80g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 12.22 AUD
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HINTS ON THE MANAGEMENT OF HAWKS AND PRACTICAL FALCONRY (Facsimile Edition), Harting, James Edmund
27 Harting, James Edmund HINTS ON THE MANAGEMENT OF HAWKS AND PRACTICAL FALCONRY (Facsimile Edition)
Maidenhead, U.K. Thames Valley Press 1973 0900294000 / 9780900294006 Reprint Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
viii, + 268pp., b/white, halftone plate frontispiece, plus like, unpaginated plates (all called-for plates extant) and supported by 42 intext sketch-art illustrations. Book clean and square. Lightly bumped spine firm; bright gilt title there-on. Text-block clean, minimally tanned only. Plain green boards undamaged. Sketch-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly edgeworn only. A facsimile edition, featuring a like, bound-in corrigenda, contents of this important work on falconry include: Prelims., Hints on the Management of Hawks, Practical Falconry, Index, Corrigenda. Book weight approx. 480g. 
Price: 27.95 AUD
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GALAPAGOS DIARY : A Complete Guide to the Archipelago's Birdlife, Heinzel, Herman, and Hill, Barnaby
28 Heinzel, Herman, and Hill, Barnaby GALAPAGOS DIARY : A Complete Guide to the Archipelago's Birdlife
Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA University of California Press 2001 0520228367 / 9780520228368 First Impression. Softcover Very Good + Hermann Heinzel 
272pp., colour photographic illustrations, art illustrations, sketches and maps, throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper undamaged. "Renowned illustrator Hermann Heinzel pairs with wildlife photographer Barnaby Hall to capture in words and images the stunning birds and other wildlife of the Galapagos Islands. The first half of the book provides an overall tour of the islands, describing the range of habitats and wildlife with alluring and often amusing images. The second half of the book is a detailed field guide with sketches as well as finished paintings, photographs, maps and notes on all the Galapagos birds. A checklist for enthusiasts visiting the archipelago is also included . . ." Book weight approx. 650g. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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BIRDS OF THE NIGHT: Owls, Frogmouths, and Nightjars of Australia, Hollands, David
29 Hollands, David BIRDS OF THE NIGHT: Owls, Frogmouths, and Nightjars of Australia
Balgowlah, NSW, Australia Reed Books 1991 0730103250 / 9780730103257 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Near Fine Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
224pp., tinted endpapers. Stunning, photographic colour plates throughout, together with a b/white line-drawing, and distribution maps. Book clean and square. White titles over undamaged green boards and spine. Textblock pristine. Colour, photographically-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly bumped and edgeworn only. Owls and their kin are a source of mystery to many people - none more so than David Hollands whose unwavering interest in the Australian families has seen him spend countless nights, over six years, in the bush photographing and studying these amazing creatures. With each bird having a dedicated chapter, contents include: Prelims., Foreword, Locality Map, Acks., Introduction, Owls (9), Frogmouths (3), Nightjars (4), Pellets, Eyes - Ears, and Hunting, Trees - Hides and Cameras, Field Guide, Refs., Index. Book weight approx. 1.2 KG. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 51.70 AUD
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AUSTRALIAN FINCHES IN BUSH AND AVIARY (Fully Revised Edition), Immelmann, Klaus
30 Immelmann, Klaus AUSTRALIAN FINCHES IN BUSH AND AVIARY (Fully Revised Edition)
Sydney, N.S.W., Australia Angus & Robertson (Australian National Science Library Edition) 1985 0207141657 / 9780207141652 3rd Revised Edition, 2nd Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Good Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
(xiv), + 224pp., unpaginated colour plates (art by Neville W. Cayley), b/white photographic plates on verso of each colour plate, with b/white key-line identification illustrations on adjacent page to colour plate(s). Intext distribution maps, plus several b/white sketch-illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over mildly bumped spine. Plain green boards slightly shelfworn, and bumped on lower foredge corner. A former owner's name on tinted ffep., else textblock unmarked. Art-illustrated (Neville Cayley), loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly scuffed and edgeworn. This fully updated, revised edition of this classic guide to Australian finches includes description, distribution, field notes (food, calls, courtship and mating, nests, breeding, social activities, aviary notes and more. Includes Bibliography and Index. Book weight approx. 735g. 
Price: 37.60 AUD
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THE IMPERIAL HORSE : The Saga of the Lipizzaners, Isenbart, Hans-Heinrich and Buhrer, Emil M.
31 Isenbart, Hans-Heinrich and Buhrer, Emil M. THE IMPERIAL HORSE : The Saga of the Lipizzaners
New York Alfred A Knopf 1986 0394549651 / 9780394549651 First American Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
204pp., colour-art, and colour and b/white photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean. Spine firm, mildly canted. Horse mane illustrated boards very good. Leaves clean, soft crease to rear free endpaper. Art-illustrated ('Morning Work', Julius von Blass, 1890) dustjacket corner-clipped on front flap, else negligible edgewear only. With contributions by Kurt Albrecht, Andrej Franetic, Leo Mazakarini and Heinz Nurnberg. " . . . a celebration in words and pictures of the Lipizzaner. Here is its four-hundred-year history; its ancestors from Spain and Arabia and the Balkan hinterlands, its development under imperial sponsorship at the height of Hapsburg power, its adventures through war and invasion. Here are the studs that brought it into existence . . . And here, above all, is a wonderfully authoritative and evocative account of the way Lipizzaners are trained to perform their renowned movements." Book weight approx. 1.76 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 37.60 AUD
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KOALA : Origins of an Icon, Jackson, Stephen
32 Jackson, Stephen KOALA : Origins of an Icon
Crows Nest, N.S.W., Australia Jacana Books 2007 1741750318 / 9781741750317 First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 
xiii, + 337pp., b/white illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain brown boards undamaged. Leaves clean and crisp. Art-illustrated (Georg Goldfuss, 1817), loose-plastic protected dustjacket very good+. From the jacket flap: "In this fascinating story of the koala, respected biologist and author Stephen Jackson examines not only the sociology, behaviour and history of this extraordinary animal, but also ongoing threats such as disease and habitat loss, and the controversial debate about how to best manage the populations of Australia's favourite marsupial." Includes Index. Book weight approx. 580g. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 28.20 AUD
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THE COCKER SPANIEL  (Signed Copy), Jenkins, C.C.
33 Jenkins, C.C. THE COCKER SPANIEL (Signed Copy)
Printed By: Hedges and Bell, Maryborough, Victoria Author (C.C. Jenkins) Softcover Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Inscribed and Signed By Author
No publication date (c. 1970). 312pp., intext b/white halftone plates, plus sketch-illustrations by June Madden. Book clean. Spine slightly concave and canted. Colour-illustrated card wrapper bumped and edgeworn. Signed 'Best wishes' by author on title page, else leaves unmarked. With contributing articles by various knowledgeable people, this book is an authoritative work by the doyen of cocker spaniel breeders/showers in Australia, C.C. (Viney) Jenkins. Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, The Breed, Caring for your Cocker Spaniel, Breeding, Showing, Working and Obedience, Judging, Cocker Spaniel in England, Epilogue, Thank You. Book weight approx. 360g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 33.84 AUD
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CORNISH REX CAT, Jones, Eve Denise
34 Jones, Eve Denise CORNISH REX CAT
Surrey, England Interpret Publishing 2003 184286047X / 9781842860472 First Edition Hardcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
123pp., colour photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, very slightly canted. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated gloss boards negligibly scuffed only. "This attractive and informative volume dedicated to the Cornish Rex Cat includes: History of the Cornish Rex Cat, Anatomy, A Portrait, Purchasing, Providing a Safe Home, Feeding, Grooming, Training and Behaviour, Breeding, Exhibiting, Health Care, Useful Addresses, Index. Book weight approx. 480g. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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DUCKS OF THE WORLD, Kear, Janet
35 Kear, Janet DUCKS OF THE WORLD
Willoughby, N.S.W., Australia Weldon Publishing 1991 1875410236 / 9781875410231 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
216pp., colour photographic illustrations and small b/white habitat maps. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on (rubbed on one section of the 'U'). Gilt decorated cloth boards very good, laid-on colour illustration to front board. No dustjacket. Leaves clean. Author Professor Janet Kear was the first women to be appointed President of the British Ornithologists' Union. Contents include: Introduction, Tribe - Dendrocygnini: Whistling Ducks, Stictonettini: Freckled Duck, Tadornini: Shelducks, Tachyerini: Steamer Ducks, Cairinini: Perching Ducks, Anatini: Dabbling Ducks, Aythyini: Diving Ducks, Somateriini: Eiders, Mergini: Seaducks, Oxyurini: Stifftails, Postscipt, Bibliography, Glossary, Appendix, Acks., Index. Book weight approx. 1.31KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 27.26 AUD
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ANIMAL BREEDING AND THE MAINTENANCE AND TRAINING OF SHEEP DOGS, Kelley, R.B.
36 Kelley, R.B. ANIMAL BREEDING AND THE MAINTENANCE AND TRAINING OF SHEEP DOGS
Sydney Angus & Robertson 1942 First Edition Cloth Covered Hardback Fair 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
x, + 169pp., b/w line drawings, graphs and half-tone plates, [one leaf missing], throughout. Book square, spine shaken, spots, stains and edgewear, frayed strip head of spine. Paper tanned, small foxing spots on several leaves. No dustjacket. Contents, in two parts, include: Part 1; Breeding and maintenance, Part 2; Training and uses. Book weight approx. 400g. 
Price: 17.39 AUD
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37 Kelly, Lynne CROCODILE : Evolution's Greatest Survivor
Crows Nest, N.S.W., Australia Allen & Unwin 2006 1741144981 / 9781741144987 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xv, + 272pp., plus 8 page colour illustrated section, b/white map, photographic illustrations and line-drawings intext. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Brown boards very good. Previous bookseller's sticker to inside front cover. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket in excellent condition. "The crocodilian is an ancient animal whose ancestors have roamed the earth since the time of the dinosaurs . . . Today the Australian freshwater crocodile, the Chinese alligator, the Indian gharial, the American alligator and the black caiman are just some of the twenty-three species of descendants found across the world . . . This is the fascinating and extraordinary story of the crocodile, one of evolution's greatest survivors." Contents include: Introduction, 10 chapters, Appendix 1 & 2, Notes and Sources, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 520g. 
Price: 18.61 AUD
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THE ART OF BIRD ILLUSTRATION : A Visual Tribute to the Lives and Achievements of the Classic Bird Illustrators, Lambourne, Maureen
38 Lambourne, Maureen THE ART OF BIRD ILLUSTRATION : A Visual Tribute to the Lives and Achievements of the Classic Bird Illustrators
Hertfordshire, England Eagle Editions 2001 1861604262 / 9781861604262 Softcover with Fold-in Flaps Very Good + 
192pp., b/white and colour-art plates throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated, flapped card wrapper very good+. From the front flap: " . . . A pictorial introduction to bird illustration through the centuries . . . For the reader, the journey is both delightful and instructive. Maureen Lambourne tells the story of the changing art of bird illustration. She traces the varying inspirations behind the artists, from the tomb-painters of Ancient Egypt to the scientific curiosity of the nineteenth-century explorers. Throughout, this beautiful book is illustrated with work of the most talented artists and ornithologists of their time." Includes Select Bibliography, and Index. Book weight approx. 1.2 KG. * Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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39 Lee, Christopher FISH FOR AUSTRALIAN FRESHWATER AQUARIUMS
Dee Why West, N.S.W. Paul Hamlyn 1975 0600073432 / 9780600073437 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
144pp., illustrated throughout: intext b/white line-drawings and sketch illustrations, fully enhanced by 194 colour plates, depictions of aquatic plants and fish. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Trivial bump on foot and foredge of front board. Minor foredge flecks, otherwise leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn and U.V. affected on spine. "...describes all aspects of aquarium keeping and contains information on the life histories of most of the family of aquarium fish and plants." Contents include: Intro., Basic requirements, Environmental requirements, Setting/Decorating the Aquarium, Maintenance, Foods and Feeding, Aquatic Plants, Fish Diseases, Enemies and Other Aquarium Inhabitants, The Natives, Goldfish, The Fish, Plates, Index. More. Book weight approx. 840g. 
Price: 31.96 AUD
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SAVING PRIVATE SARBI, Lee, Sandra
40 Lee, Sandra SAVING PRIVATE SARBI
Crows Nest, N.S.W., Australia Allen & Unwin 2011 174237557X / 9781742375571 First Edition, First Impression Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xvi, + 311pp., plus 1 x 16 page, colour photographically-illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edgeworn only. "Powerful, dramatic, heartwarming, this is the true story of Sarbi, the scruffy black Labrador-cross trained by the Australian Army as an explosives detection dog for the most dangerous combat mission imaginable." Book weight approx. 385g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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