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  1. ADAMS  GEORGE MARTIN Foliage Birds. Australian  Birds  and Their  Favoured Plants. illus. with col. plates  some  full page  &  b/w. dwgs. t/out. by author pub.  Syd.  Reed  Pub. (Popular Books) 1984 or.illus.bds. folio pp.112. Near fine copy.   Price: $35.00
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  2. ADAMS GEORGE    Birdscaping Your Garden illus. with b/w. and colour photos and b/w. drawings. pub. Adel. Rigby 1982 or.cl. d/w. 4to. pp.144. Tips on how to bring native birdlife back to your garden. How to design your garden to attract birds.      Price: $35.00
  3. ADAMS W.H. DAVENPORT and H. Giacomelli.  The Bird World. Described with Pen and Ink. profusely illus. with drawings (engravings) t/out. some full page pub. Lond. Thomas Nelson 1885 or. gilt & blue cloth, black decorations, glt. ltg. to spine, a.e.g. 4to. pp.464. almost fine copy.     Price: $125.00    
  4. ARMSTRONG  EDWARD  AThe Life & Lore Of  The  Bird.  In Nature,  Art, Myth, and Literature. profusely  illus.  with plates  t/out. many full page & col. pub. N.Y.  Crown  Pub. 1975  1st.ed.  or.cl. d/w. 4to. pp.272.d/w.  sl.  suned  to spine.    Price:  $75.00
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  5. BARRETT  CHARLES Australian Birds &  Blossoms.  profusely illus.  with  plates t/out. 4 full page & col.  pub.  Melb. (Sun  Nature Book No.1) nd.193-? or.illus.wps. 4to.  pp.44. almost fine.   Price:  $25.00
  6. BARRETT CHARLES Australian Birds & Butterflies.  profusely illus.  with  plates t/out. 4 full page & col.  pub.  Melb. (Sun  Nature  Book No.3) nd.193-? or.col.  illus.wps.  4to. pp.44. sl. browned, flecked to front wps. else v/good copy.    Price: $25.00
  8. BARRETT CHARLES Australian Birds. The Wonders of  Birdland in Picture and Story. profusely illus. with plates t/out. 6 full  page  &  col.  pub. Melb.  (Sun  Nature  book  No.10) nd.193-?  or.col.  illus.wps. 4to. pp.44. little  rough  at spine else v/good copy.    Price: $25.00
  9. BARRETT C. The Bird Man. A sketch of the life of John Gould. illus. with photos, line drawings, many full page; pub. Melbourne Whitcombe & Tombs, 1938; or. bds. d/w. pp.52 Slightly chipped to top of spine else very good copy.   Price: $35.00
  10. BARRETT CHARLES  Parrots Of Australasia. illus. with col. frontis. 11 full page plates t/out. b/w. text plates t/out. pub. Melb. N.H. Seward 1949 1st.ed. or. dk.grn.cl. d/w. cr.4to. pp.112. Dustwrapper lighlty chipped otherwise near fine.  Price: $150.00    Convert Currency  Parcel Costs
  11. BELCHER CHARLES F. The Birds Of The District Of Geelong, Australia. illus. with 50 photographs by Hugh Riordan and others. pub. Vic. Geelong W. J. Griffiths: 1914 1st.ed. or. dark green cl. 8vo. pp.384 Definitive of all regional Australian bird books. Charles Belcher (1876-1970) was a foundation member of the Royal Australasian Ornithologists' Union and the Bird Observer's Club. He left Australia at the turn of the century and pursued an outstanding legal career in Africa, Cyprus and the West Indies. He was knighted in 1931 and ultimately retired to South Africa. Although he maintained his Australian links he only returned once in 1937. He also wrote The Birds of Nyasaland published 1930. Very good copy.    Price: $450.00   (See picture-press   )
  12. BELCHER W.J.    Birds Of Fiji In Colour  profusely illus. 24 colour paintings, 1 map pub. N.Z. Collins 1972 or.cl. d/w. 4to. pp.54 Fine.    Price: $40.00
  13. BIRDS Of  Australia. Stories of  Australian  Birds.  `The Adventure  Of  Living' Authentic Stories of  the  Life  and Habits  of Australian Birds. profusely illus.  with  plates t/out. 6 full page & col. pub. Syd. A Sydney Morning Herald Pub. nd.193-? or.col. pict.wps. 4to. pp.66.   Price:  $25.00
  14. BLEWETT ELIZABETH & Margo Kroyer-Pedersen Care &  Breeding Of  Australian  Finches. with 16 full page col.  illus.  by Margo  Kroyer-Pedersen  pub. Adel. Rigby 1978 1st. ed.  or.cl.  d/w. 4to. pp.64. Fine.   Price: $30.00
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  15. BUTLER ARTHUR G. Foreign Finches In Captivity. illus. with 60 col. lithographs by F.W. Frohawk each with a protective tissue-guard. pub. Lond. Brumpy & Clark second edition 1899 (the first being hand-coloured and very scarce.) or. red cloth, qtr. darker red cloth, with bevelled boards, gilt lettering t.e.g. other edges uncut. cr.4to. pp. 8.VIII.318.  Little wear to cloth at extremities otherwise very good. Rare.    Price: $1150.00    Convert Currency  Parcel Costs
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  16. CAYLEY NEVILLE Australian Finches In Bush and Aviary. illus. with 10 col. plates by author (full page) & 11 b/w. full page plates t/out. pub. Syd. Angus & Robertson 1932 1st ed. or. green cl. 8vo. pp.XVIII.256. very sl. rubbed to spine, gilt lettering faded else a very good copy.   Price: $100.00
  17. CAYLEY NEVILLE Australian Parrots. Their Habits in the Field and Aviary. illus. with photo plates t/out. & 11 col. dwgs. by author pub. Syd. 1938 1st. ed. or. publisher's green cloth, roy.8vo. pp.332. Titles faded to spine, little rubbed to spine, sl. frayed top of spine. Good clean copy otherwise.   Price: $100.00
  18. CAYLEY NEVILLE Budgerigars In Bush And Aviary. illus. with  frontis. & 6 full page col. dwgs. by author, & 6 b/w plates pub.  Syd.  Angus & Robertson 1935 or. olive  green cl. spine title gilt faded,  8vo. pp.XVIII.160.  Little rubbed & sunned to spine else  v/good copy.   Price: $65.00
  19. CAYLEY NEVILLE W. The Fairy Wrens Of Australia. Blue Birds of  Happiness. with title page vign. 9 col. & 10 b/w.  full page  coloured plates  illus. by Neville Cayley of groups of wrens among Australian native flowers and black and white photos. Distribution maps, pub.  Syd.  Angus  & Robertson 1949 1st.ed. or. cloth d/w. 4to. pp.88. Original cloth with dustwrapper, a few short tears and pieces missing from edges.   Price: $50.00
  20. CHANDLER L.G. Bush Charms. illus. with frontis. & 26  full page  plates  t/out.  by  author,  text  dwgs. Index. List of scientific names of principal birds.  pub.  Melb. Whitcombe  & Tombs nd.194-? or.grn.cl. d/w.  12mo.  pp.116. Account of the natural history of the Australian bush, mainly concentrating on birdlife. d/w. chipped else very good copy.   Price: $30.00
  21. CHISHOLM  ALEC  HBirds  &  Green  Places.  A  book  of Australian Nature Gossip. with col. frontis. & 50 full page plates t/out. pub. Lond. J.M. Dent 1929 1st.ed.  or. moss green .cl. roy.8vo.  pp.XIV.224. Observing and study of bird life with particular reference to Queensland.  Little  foxed to  edges,  rear  free e/papers & last few pages otherwise very good copy.   Price: $65.00
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  22. CHISHOLM A.H. Fairy Wrens. illus. with 8 full page  plates t/out. one col. pub. Melb. Cheshire 1948 1st.ed. or.grn.  & crm.illus.wps.  8vo.  pp.38. presentation  copy  signed  by author and author's sister, v/good.  Price: $100.00
  23. CHISHOLM ALEC H. Bird Wonders Of Australia. illus. with 36  full page plates t/out. Syd. Angus & Robertson 1948  or.cl. d/w. 8vo. pp.286. Light edgewear, else fine.   Price: $35.00
  24. CHISHOLM  A.H. The Romance Of The Lyrebird.  with  illus. e/papers  col. frontis. & 16 full page plates  t/out. selected references, bibliography, index;  pub. Syd.  Angus  &  Robertson 1960  1st.ed.  or.cl.  d/w.  8vo. pp.XII.156. Slight shelf wear, otherwise fine.   Price: $45.00
  25. CHRISTIAN MICHAEL STUART Budgerigars. A Complete Guide for Breeders  and Fanciers. illus. with dwgs. t/out. & 24  full page  plates t/out. pub. Melb. Viking O'Neil  1989  1st.ed. or.cl. d/w. 4to. pp.138.   Price:  $35.00
  26. COMPLETE  BOOK OF Australian Birds. profusely  illus.  with col.  plates t/out. & location maps of all  species.  pub. Syd. Reader's Digest 1982 or.cl. d/w. folio pp.616.    Price: $50.00
  27. COOPER WILLIAM T.  Joseph M. Forshaw.  The Birds of Paradise and Bower Birds profusely illus. with plates t/out. mostly full page & col. pub. Sydney Collins 1979 second ed. or.cl. d/w. elephant folio pp. 304. Illustrated wtih Cooper's paintings of some of the world's most beautiful and exotic birds. Fine in the card slipcase. Price: $400.00
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  28. COTTON's Birds JOHN of Port Phillip District of New South Wales 1843-1849. Text by Allen McEvey illus. with col. many dwgs and notes by author reproduced for the first time. or. beige cl., slip-case, cr.4to.obl. pp.128. This edition is limited to 850 copies of which this is an unnumbered copy.    Price: $200.00
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  29. CUPPER JACK and LINDSAY Hawks In Focus. A Study Of Australia's Birds Of Prey. profusely illus. with plates t/out. some full page mostly col. pub. Mildura Jaclin Enterprises 1981. 1st ed. or.cl. d/w. 4to. pp.208. Gift inscription to f/free e/paper, else fine.   Price: $50.00
  30. DESCOURTILZ J.Th. Pageantry Of Tropical Birds. illus. with 60  col.  dwgs. single-sided t/out. this ed. pub.  Lond.  A Zwemmer Ltd. 1960 or.cl. col. illus. on black  ground  d/w. elephant folio  pp.148. included is a facsimile supplement  of  the original  1835  text (Oiseaux Brillans Et  Remarquables  Du Bresil). fine copy in card slip-case. French translation of text in card covers, all  in strong card slip-case as issued.   Price: $350.00     Convert Currency  Parcel Costs
  31. EASTMAN  MAXINE The Life Of  The  Emu.  profusely illus. t/out. pub. Syd. Angus & Robertson 1969 1st.ed. or.cl. d/w. 4to. pp.72. Study of the Emus, with chapters on nesting and courtship, tending the young, Emus and Aborigines, importance of water; d/w. repaired otherwise v/good.   Price: $30.00
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  32. ELLIOT F. S. Ed. by. List of Budgerigar Matings With Explanatory Notes and Indexes. pub. London The Budgerigar Society 1931 or. stiff wrappers, 8vo. pp.50. Containing Dr. H. Duncker's Lists. Very good condition.    Price: $25.000
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  33. FLEAY  DAVID Nightwatchmen Of Bush And  Plain.  Australian  Owls  and  owl-like  birds. profusely  illus.  with  plates t/out.  some  full page & col. e/paper maps pub.  Qld.  the Jacaranda Press 1968 1st.ed. or.cl. d/w. 4to. pp.XII.162. Chapters on the Powerful Owl, Barking Owl, Barn Owl, Long Shanks Owl, Sooty Owl, Big Red Owl, the Rufous Owl, the Boobook Owl, the Barn Owl, the Grass Owl, and Australian owl-like birds. Includes an Index. Near fine copy.   Price: $50.00
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  34. FORSHAW  JOSEPH  M. Australian Parrots. illus.  with  full page  tipped-in  col.  plates  t/out.  &  five   reproduced paintings  by  John C. Yrizarry; line drawings, distribution maps and monochrome photos. bibliography, index. pub. Melb.  Lansdown  Press 1969 1st.ed. or. green cloth with gilt titles. d/w. folio pp.306.  Definitive study of Australian parrots detailing every species, together with information on classification and nomenclature, flight, call, distribution, habitats and movements. Fine copy.   Price: $300.00
  35. FORSHAW JOSEPH M. Australian Parrots 2nd ed. 1988 second (revised) edition, first published 1969. A comprehensive reference describing every species and subspecies, with information on distribution, habitats, habits, movements, feeding and breeding. illus. in colour by William T. Cooper, or.cl. d/w. roy.4to. pp.312. Un-clipped dustwrapper is clean but has some moderate chipping rear shelf-edge and a few to fore-edge else fine copy.  Price: $75.00
  36. FORSHAW  JOSEPH M. Parrots Of The World. profusely  illus. with fine coloured plates of approximately 500 birds t/out. by William T. Cooper, many full page & col. text dgms. and maps. pub. Melb. Lansdown Press  2nd. revised ed. 1978 or.cl. d/w. roy.4to. pp.616. Prior owner's ex libris plate adhered to past-down e/paper else near fine copy.  Price: $150.00
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  37. FORSHAW JOSEPH M. & William T. Cooper The Birds Of Paradise And Bower Birds. Beautiful full page col. illus. by William T. Cooper, (61) maps, text drawings; pub. Sydney, Collins or. cl. d/w. g rand folio, pp.304 a very fine copy in the slightly split (top) slip-case.  Price: $500.00  Convert Currency
  38. FRAUCE  HARRY Birds-From  The Seas,  Scrubs  &  Swamps-Of Australia.  profusely illus. with plates t/out.  many  full page  &  col. pub. Melb. Heinemann 1967  or.cl.  d/w.  8vo. pp.122. fine.   Price:  $50.00
  39. FIRTH CLIFFORD B.   Garden Birds. Attracting birds to Australian and New Zealand gardens. illus. throughout with distribution maps and specially commissioned artwork showing all plumage details, in col. index. pub. Sydney Auckland, Doubleday, 1985 or.cl. d/w. 4to. pp.160. Fine.    Price: $40.00
  40. FRITH  H.J. Ed. by. Birds In The Australian High  Country.  illus. with e/paper maps 34 full page col. plates & 14 b/w. t/out. (34 in colour by Betty Temple Watts) glossary, appendix, index. pub. Syd. Reed 1969 1st.ed. or.cl. d/w. 4to. pp.482. Fourteen distinguished Canberra ornithologists (all but two from CSIRO) pooled their knowledge to compile this definitive handbook of birds from the south-eastern highlands of Australia. Arranged in systematic order, with identifications, distribution, habits, breeding etc. Near fine copy.   Price: $65.00
  41. FRITH  H.J. Ed. by. Birds In The Australian High  Country.   illus. with e/paper maps 34 full page col. plates & 14 b/w. t/out. (34 in colour by Betty Temple Watts) glossary, appendix, index. pub. Syd. Angus & Robertson 1984 Revised edition or.cl. d/w. 4to. pp.482. Fourteen distinguished Canberra ornithologists (all but two from CSIRO) pooled their knowledge to compile this definitive handbook of birds from the south-eastern highlands of Australia. Arranged in systematic order, with identifications, distribution, habits, breeding etc. Near fine copy.   Price: $50.00
  42. FRITH  H.J.  The  Mallee-Fowl. The Bird  that  Builds  an Incubator. illus. with col. frontis. & 16 full page  plates t/out. pub. Syd. Angus & Robertson 1962 1st.ed. or.cl. d/w. 8vo. pp.136. Fine in the torn d/w. Price: $70.00
  43. FRITH  H.J.  Waterfowl In Australia. profusely illus. with plates, drawings t/out. some full page & col. . pub. Sydney Reed 1977 or.cl. d/w. 8vo. pp.328. Appearance, distribution & habitat, nesting, breeding behaviour & food. Slightly faded to spine on d/w. else fine.   Price: $45.00
  44. FRITH H. J.  Pigeons And Doves Of Australia. profusely illus. with plates, drawings t/out. some full page & col. . pub. Adel Rigby 1982 1st.ed. or.cl. d/w. cr.4to. pp.304 . inscription to f/free e/paper else fine.    Price:  $90.00
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  45. GILLIARD E. THOMAS Birds Of Paradise And Bower Birds. illus. with endpaper maps, 9 colour plates, 32 black and white plates, 22 maps, 50 illustrations in the text, 2 appendices, bibliography, index, pub. Lond. Wedenfeld & Nicholson 1969 1st ed. or.cl. d/w. roy.8vo. pp.XXII.486. The author was Curator of Birds at the American Museum of Natural History until his death in 1965. Between 1948 and 1964 he led seven separate expeditions to New Guinea, often collecting and observing birds in scientifically unexplored areas. In the earliest contacts of western travelers, Birds of paradise and bower birds struck wonder. Fine copy.   Price: $125.00       Convert Currency  Parcel Costs
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  46. FROGGATT WALTER W.(1858-1937) Some Useful Australian Birds. profusely illus. with plates full page col. plates t/out. index; pub. Syd. NSW Dept of Agriculture, William Applegate Gullick Govt. Printer 1921 or. red cl. glt.pic. of bird to front bd. & ltg. roy.8vo. pp.84, 62 single sided plates, Light edgewear, else fine.   Price: $100.00
  47. GERRITS H.A.   Pheasants Including Their Care in the Aviary (Prepared from the original Dutch publication, this the first English ed.) illus. with 6 colour plates by H.J. Slijper, 30 b/w photos. 17 line drawings pub. Lond. Blandford Press. 1961 1st. ed. or.cl. d/w. (price-clipped) 8vo. pp.144. Slight foxing else fine.   Price: $65.00
  48. GOULD  JOHN Birds Of New Guinea. with descriptive text  by A.   Rutgers.  illus.  with  160  col.  plates   from   the lithographs  of John Gould. pub. Lond. Methuen 1970  or.cl. d/w. 4to. pp.322.   Price:  $100.00
  49. GOULD  JOHN Birds Of Australia. 100 col. plates  from  the lithographs  of John Gould (1804-1881). Text by A. Rutgers  pub.  Lond. Methuen 1967 or.cl. d/w. 4to. pp.322. Fine copy.   Price: $100.00
  50. GOULD  JOHN Birds Of Asia. 100 col. plates  from  the lithographs  of John Gould. Text by A. Rutgers  pub.  Lond. Methuen 1969 or.cl. d/w. cr.4to. pp.322. Fine copy.   Price: $70.00
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  51. GOULD JOHN In Australia. Letters and Drawings. With a catalogue of manuscripts, cor respondence and drawings relating to the birds and mammals of Australia held in The Natural History Museum, London. Compiled by Ann Datta; profusely illus. with plates t/out. some full page & col. published Melbourne, The Miegunyah P ress 1997 1st ed. or.cl. d/w. roy.4to. pp.XIV.502. This edition limited to 1000 copies.  Price: $150.00        Convert Currency  Parcel Costs
  52. GUTHRIE-SMITH H. Mutton Birds And Other Birds. illus. with sepia-tone photographs (LXXVII plates) pub. Christchurch, Whitcombe, 1914. 1st ed. or. moss green cl. gilt decoration of bird on nest to front board, gilt lettering to spine & front board; 8vo. pp. 8vo. XII.208 The author's expeditions to the remote parts of New Zealand & of bird life on the islands of Foveaux Strait. Near fine, bright copy.   Price: $100.00
  53. HALEY DELPHINE Seabirds of Eastern North Pacific and Arctic Waters. illus. with 90 colour photographs. Line drawings and distribution maps. Extensive bibliography and detailed index. pub. Seattle, Pacific Search Press 1984 or.cl. d/w. roy.4to. pp.214. Fine.   Price: $40.00
  54. HALL  ROBERT The Useful Birds Of Southern Australia.  With notes on other birds. illus. with frontis. distribution map &  86  plates  pub.  Melb.  &  Syd.  Lothian  1907  1st.ed. or.illus.  boards 12mo. pp.X.306 Slight insect marks to top of front panel else very good.   Price: $55.00
  55. HARMAN IAN   Australian Parrots  in Bush & Aviary illus. with numerous colour photos & and drawings with full species descriptions; pub. London David & Charles Inc. 1981 lst.ed. or.cl. d/w. roy.8vo. pp.VII.200 All species of native Australian parrots are described. Each description includes nomenclature, coloration, distribution, field notes, aviary notes, breeding, and varieties and hybrids. Previous owner's name on front free e/paper, fine.    Price: $35.00
  56. HOBDAY FREDERICK T.G. Anaesthesia & Narcosis Of Animals And Birds illus. with four photographic plates, including one showing the administration of chloroform to an ostrich, 19 figures, some of instruments & tables; pub. London Bailliere Tindall & Cox 1915 or. dark green cloth, gilt. ltg. to spine, 8vo pp.XII.86,4 advts. Pen signature to title page, little browning due to age to e/papers else near fine copy.   Price: $115.00
  57. HOLMES  GLENN Text. The Heritage Of Australian  Birds.  The indigenous  bird families of the Australian region.  illus. with frontis. title page vign. & 40 full page col. dwgs. by Robert  Edden  pub. Syd. The Currawong Press  1982  1st.ed. or.cl. d/w. roy.4to. pp.112. Account of the most interesting and characteristic features of each of the 22 families of birds that are indigenous to the Australian region. Fine.   Price: $35.00
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  58. IMMELMANN  KLAUS Australian Finches In Bush  And  Aviary. illus.  with 8 col. dwgs. by Neville W. Cayley 8 full  page plates  t/out. map & text dwgs. by Gertrud  Immelmann  pub. Syd. Angus & Robertson 1971 revised ed. or.cl. d/w. 8vo. pp.196. Dustwrapper little chipped otherwise very good.   Price: $35.00
  59. KILGOWER IAN & Robert - Australian Racing Pigeons illustrated with colour plates and b/w., diagrams; pub. Australia: Rigby, 1982 1st ed. or.cl. d/w. cr.4to. pp.104. A complete guide to raising and racing pigeons taking particular note of Australian conditions. Also includes a section on the role pigeons played in the two World wars especially in New Guinea.   Price:  $45.00
  60. KIRBY  CYRIL  Canary Breeding In Australia.  A  Practical Volume on all Branches of a Fascinating Activity. On  Colour Feeding, In-Breeding, Line-breeding, Moulting, Showing Mule Breeding,  &c., &c. illus. with 10 full page plates  t/out. text  dwgs. pub. Melb. Neil & Lewis 1939 3rd.ed. with additional and enlarged chapters; or.  stiff grey/pink  wrappers with blk. illus. & ltg. 12mo.  pp.134,10  advts.. Near fine.   Price: $35.00
  61. LACK DAVID Darwin's Finches. illus. with col. frontis. & 8 full  page  plates t/out. of which 3 are  col.  many  text dwgs.  pub. U.K. Cambridge Uni. Press 1947 1st. ed.  or.  dark aqu. cl. 8vo. pp.208. Carefully traces the successive stages in the formulation of Darwin's ideas on the adaptations of the Galapagos finches and then presents his own conclusions. This research was carried out at the California Academy of Sciences in 1939. sl. rubbed to spine otherwise very good.   Price: $130.00
  62. LEACH J. A. An Australian Bird Book A complete guide to identification of the Australian species. Revised And Edited By Charles Barrett. C.M.Z.S illus. with b/w. and colour drawings photo plates, index. pub. Melbourne Whitcombe & Tombs 1950 eighth ed. or.cl. pictorial dustwrapper 12mo. pp.200. Dr John Albert Leach (19 March 1870 – 3 October 1929) was an ornithologist, teacher and headmaster in the state of Victoria. Closed tear to rear of d/w. else near fine.   Price: $35.00
  63. LEAR  EDWARD  Text by Susan Hyman Edward  Lear's  Birds.  profusely  illus.  with 40 colour plates  &  50 b/w illustrations. pub.  Lond.  Weidenfield & Nicholson  1980  1st.ed.  or.cl. folio  pp.96.  "Edward Lear is known throughout the world as the author of the best limericks and nonsense rhymes in English literature. Yet the earliest years of his career were devoted to quite a different creative enterprise: a series of extraordinary bird paintings." Fine copy in repaired dustwrapper.   Price: $60.00
  64. LENDON  ALAN H. Australian Parrots. In field  and  Aviary. The comprehensive Revised Edition of Cayley's standard work: illus.  with  numerous maps, & 13 col.  plates  by  Neville Cayley  pub. Syd. Angus & Robertson Aust.  Natural  Science Lib. 1983 or.cl. d/w. roy.8vo. pp.344. A heavily revised re-issue of Neville Cayley's 1938 classic. Alan Lendon was a prominent Adelaide medico and aviculturist who held one of the finest collections of Australian parrots post World War Two. Fine copy.   Price: $35.000
  65. LINDSEY  TERENCE text. Australian Birds And Their Young.  A portfolio  of paintings of breeding species of the  Eastern States. with 74 full page col. text plates of paintings  by Gladys  Y.  O'Grady pub. Syd. Cassell 1979  1st.ed.  or.cl. d/w. 4to.obl. pp.282. Fine copy.   Price: $50.00
  66. LITTLEJOHNS   R.T.   The  Magic  Voice.  A  Story  of   the Australian  Lyre-Bird. illus. with col. frontis. & 14  full page  b/w. photo plates t/out. by author pub. Melb.  Ramsay Pub. P/L 1933 or.lt.brn.bds. dk.brn.cl. backed 4to. pp.40.   Price:  $60.00
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  67. LITTLEJOHNS R.T. and S.A. Lawrence. Birds Of Our Bush. Or Photography for Nature Lovers. With an Introduction by J.A. Leach. illus. with many photo plates t/out. mostly full page, index; pub. Melb. Whitcombe & Tombs nd. 1920? or. brown illus cl. 8vo. pp.208. Light edgewear, else very good copy.   Price: $45.00
  68. LITTLEJOHNS R.T.The Lyrebird - Australia's Wonder-Songster. illus. with 30 full-page black and white plates, pub. Sydney, Angus and Robertson, 1938. or. card d/w. 4to. pp.30 very good copy in paper d/j which is attached to spine of copy.   Price: $40.00
  69. LITTLEJOHNS R.T. Lyrebirds Calling From Australia. With Twenty-Four Illustrations from Photographs by the Author. Foreword by Charles Barrett. b/w frontispiece, 12 pages b/w plates, pub. Melbourne, Robertson & Mullens, 1943. 1st ed. original illustrated paper wrapper 8vo; pp.40; fine copy.    Price: $25.00
  70. LUCAS A.H.S. and W.H. Dudley La Souef. The Birds Of Australia. illus. with col. frontis & profusely illus. with plates t/out. some col. pub. melb. & Wellington Whitcombe & Tombs 1911 or. dark green cl. glt.ltg. to front bd. and spine 8vo. pp.XII.490. Very good copy.   Price: $120.00
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  71. MacDONALD  J.D. The Illustrated Dictionary Of   Australian Birds by Common Name. illus. with 24 full page col.  plates t/out.  text dwgs. by Peter Slater & maps, pub.  Syd.  Reed 1987 or.cl. d/w. 4to. pp.208.   Price:  $50.00
  72. MACKAY ROY D. The Birds Of Port Moresby And District. illus. with col. frontis. & 16 full page plates t/out. pub. Melbourne, Nelson 1970 1st ed. or.cl. d/w. 8vo. pp.74. Fine copy.   Price: $30.00
  73. MACKWORTH-PRAED  C.W. and Captain C.H.B. GRANT   Birds  Of Eastern And North Eastern Africa. illus. more than 1,000 figures in colour, 20 plates of photographs, and many marginal drawings and maps  pub.  Lond. Longmans  1952 1st.ed. (African Handbook of Birds Series  1 Vol.I.)  or.cl. d/w. 8vo. pp.XXVI.836. The definitive  work on  this subject, VI. vols. in all, this being vol.I.. Fine copy.   Price: $50.00
  74. MOIZER STAN and Barbara   Budgerigars: A Complete Guide illustrated with colour and black & white photographs; pub. Sydney Golden Press 1988 or. laminated pictorial boards 4to. pp.144.    Price: $30.00
  75. MONCRIEFF PERRINE. New Zealand Birds and how to identify them illus. with 18 colour plates and numerous half-tone illustrations. pub. NZ Whitcombe and Tombs 1957 or.cl. d/w. index. 12mo. pp. Reprint of 5th edit., or.cl. d/w. 8vo. pp.152. Slight shelf wear, otherwise fine.   Price: $35.00
  76. MOOREPARK CARTON   A Book Of Birds  26 b/w. illustrations by author, captions on opp. page, red and black dec. title page vign. and rear free e/paper; (birds: parrot, seagull, penguin, pelican, peacock etc.) pub. London: Blackie and Son Limited 1900 or. illus paper backed boards with black titles, col dec. roy.4to. pp.56. Chipped top and bottom of spine, else a good copy.    Price: $175.00
  77. MORRIS FRANK T. Birds Of Prey Of Australia. A Field Guide. illus.  with maps pub. Melb. Lansdowne 1976 1st.ed.  or.cl. d/w. 4to. pp.124. a very good copy.  Price:  $30.00
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  78. MORRIS  FRANK  Birds  Of The  Australian  Swamps.  Vol.I. Grebes-Cormorants. illus. with 10 full page col. dwgs. &  9 full  page b/w. pub. Melb. Lansdowne Pub. 1978 1st.ed.  or. beige  cl.  hf.cf.  glt. illus. to front  bd.  glt.ltg.  to spine, folio pp.XVIII.122. A limited edition of 500  copies this being copy no.11 and signed by the artist.    Price: $450.00
  79. MORRIS FRANK T.  Pencil Drawings 1969-78 illus. with 100 full-page line drawings pub. Melbourne. Lansdowne. 1978 1st ed. Publisher's full leather, fine in full calf leather with raised bands and gilt decoration of eagle on front & water fowl on spine, elephant folio pp.200. Edition limited to 500 copies this being number 262. Signed by artist   Price: $450.00
  80. NEW ZEALAND Forest and Bird Protection Society    New Zealand Sea And Shore Birds The notes are by Dr R A Falla, Illustrated by Miss L A Daff, full page col plates (24) with text on opp page; pub. New Zealand: Forest and Bird Protection Society, 1940 1st. ed. or. brown wrappers, bird pic. adhered to front wrapper, bound, brown tied string at spine; cr.4to. oblong (pp. unpaginated approx. 84) slight creases to edges else fine copy.     Price: $60.00
  81. OFFICER HUGH R. (Brigadier) Australian Flycatchers. and Their Allies. illus. with  2 full page plates t/out. by Alex Stirling &  maps   pub. Melb. The Bird  Observers  Club. 1969 1st. ed. or.cl. d/w. 4to. pp.86. Very good copy.   Price: $45.00
  82. OFFICER HUGH R. (Brigadier) Australian Honeyeaters. illus. with  2 full page plates t/out. by Peg Maltby &  one map  by Alex Stirling pub. Melb. The Bird  Observers  Club. 1971 or.cl. d/w. 4to. pp.86. fine in the sl. spotted d/w.   Price: $65.00
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  83. PARRY VERONICA A. Kookaburras. Account of co-operative nesting. Illus. with many b/w. plates t/out. some full page 4 col. pub. N.Y. Taplinger Pub. Co. 1972 1st ed. or.cl. d/w. cr.4to. pp. 110. The author a biologist, her in depth study of the kookaburra's habits written after years of research and observation. Fine copy.   Price: $80.00       Convert Currency  Parcel Costs
  84. PIZZEY  GRAHAM A Time To Look. Essays and photography  on Australian  birds.  illus.  with  37  plates  of   author's photographs  pub.  Melb.  Heinemann  1958  1st.ed.   or.cl. d/w. 4to. pp.94. The author recounts some of his memorable bird-watching experiences. Near fine copy.   Price: $40.00
  85. PIZZEY  GRAHAM A Garden of Birds profusely illus. with plates throughout, some full page and col. Includes notes and references, further reading list, contact details for societies of birdwatchers, and native plants societies within Australia, common and zoological names of birds and of native plants, and general index. pub. Melbourne, Vikng O'Neil 1988 1st ed. or.cl. d/w. cr.4to. pp.342. Fine copy.  Price: $50.00
  86. POLLARD  JACK   Ed.  by. Birds Of  Paradox.  Birdlife  in Australia  and New Zealand illus. with 16 full page  plates t/out.  Melb. Lansdowne Press 1967 1st.ed. or.blu.cl. d/w.  4to. pp.XVI.246. Fine copy.   Price: $35.00
  87. POWER ELAINE    New Zealand Water Birds. An Artist's Journal. illus. with 20 double page watercolours with descriptive text, including duck, swan, grebe, heron, bittern, rail, crake, weka, coot, pukeko and hawk.. pub. Auckland, Collins, 1973 or. gilt text to spine cloth, d/w. cr.4to. (pp. unpaginated approx.. 80) Very good copy.     Price: $40.00
  88. PRATT  AMBROSE  The  Lore Of The  Lyrebird.  illus.  with frontis. & 14 full page plates t/out. pub. Melb.  Robertson & Mullens 1947 or.cl. with the attractive d/w. 8vo. pp.80. Pages browned due to war time paper, light edgeware to d/w. otherwise very good.   Price: $35.00
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  89. ROBERTS Dr. AUSTIN The Birds Of South Africa. illus.  with frontis.  &  56  full  page plates in  col.  pub.  Lond.  & Johannesburg  1948  or.cl.  d/w.  8vo.  pp.XXXVI.46.  d/w. chipped otherwise fine.     Price: $100.00
  90. ROBIN LIBBY   The Flight Of The Emu A hundred years of Australian Ornithology 1901-2001. illus. with colour and monochrome photographs some full page; pub. Carlton South: Melbourne University Press, 2001 1st. ed. or. white cl. 4to. pp.464. The Flight of the Emu is a history of Australian birding in the twentieth century. The Emu of the title comes from the hundred-year old journal of the Royal Australasian Ornithologists' Union (later Birds Australia), but the book is much more than the history of a society. It encompasses ornithological research in museums, universities, government agencies, CSIRO and community groups, exploring the tensions between amateur and professional in a discipline in which exceptional amateurs have contributed to scientific knowledge. Bird studies raise issues of conservation and environmental management. Fine copy.     Price: $45.00
  91. SCOTT PETER   Morning Flight. A Book of Wildfowl illus. with col. frontis, (self portrait) and 16 colour, forty-six black and white glossy plates of illustrations by the author, pub. London Country Life Limited 1949 10th impression, or.cl. d/w. 4to. pp.138. Descriptions by the author of wetlands observations and hunting experiences. A few short years of catching, taming, photographing, filming and painting the most wonderful birds that fly. Scott authored and contributed to hundreds of books, primarily Ornithology. This being one of his earliest works. Fine copy.    Price: $55.00  (See picture-press   )
  92. SERVENTY D.L. and H.M. Whittell. A Handbook To The Birds Of Western  Australia. (With the Exception of the Kimberley Division) with information on emus and cassowaries, penguins, fowl, pigeons and doves, cormorants, gulls and terns, wading birds, herons, ducks, parrots and cockatoos, cuckoos, song-birds, and more; 6 colour plates, 46 b&w text figures, map; with 6 full page col. plates & 46  text figures,  one map. illus. by Olive Seymour and Ho  Webster pub. Perth Paterson Brokensha 1951 2nd edition or.cl. d/w. 8vo. pp.384. Inscription to f/free e/paper, fore-edge of d/w. insect damaged else very good.   Price: $40.00
  93. SHARLAND  MICHAEL Tasmanian Birds. A field guide  to  the birds habiting Tasmania and adjacent islands, including sea birds.  illus.  with col. frontis. & 12  full  page  plates t/out.  pub. Syd. Angus & Robertson 1945 or.cl. d/w.  12mo. pp.XX.176. Gift inscription to f/free e/paper, & past down e/paper, chipped d/w. Very good copy.   Price: $30.00
  94. SHARLAND  MICHAEL Tasmanian Birds. How to Identify Them. illus. with 10 full page plates t/out. pub. Hobart 1945 or. stiff card bds. d/w. 12mo. pp.122. fine copy.    Price: $25.00
  95. SHELL COMPANY   Australian Birds profusely illus. with photo plates t/out. Some full page & col. illus. by N. Cayley col. dec. to pages; pub. The Shell Company, no date. 1930 Complimentary booklet from Shell Company. or. stiff wrappers, 8vo. pp.64. Slight insect damage to wrappers, else fine.   Price: $30.00
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  96. SILVA TONY   A Monograph Of Endangered Parrots.  illus. with 26 full-page col. plates and b/w. drawings, distribution maps, bibliography, colour plates by Gracia Bennish; pub. Canada Ontario Silvio Mattacchione 1989 or.cl. d/w. folio pp.VIII.356. This edition is referred to as subscriber's edition, bound in cloth, only 2000 copies of this edition have been produced numbered 201-2200, this being No.1034. Very small hole to d/w. at spine, else fine.   Price: $185.00
  97. SIMPSON  KEN Birds In Bass Strait. profusely  illus.  with plates t/out. many full page & col. pub. Syd. Reed for  BHP 1972 1st.ed. or.cl. d/w. 4to. pp.112. fine.     Price: $35.00
  98. SIMPSON  KEN & NICOLAS DAY The Birds Of Australia. A  book of  identification. with e/paper illus. & full page  plates containing 758 birds in col. pub. Melb. Currey O'Neil  1984 1st.ed. or.cl. d/w. 4to. pp.552.     Price:$45.00
  99. SLATER  PETER Rare And Vanishing Australian Birds.  illus. with  42 full page col. plates of paintings by author  pub. Adel. Rigby 1980 or.cl. d/w. folio pp.96. Colour paintings and line drawings of rare Australian native birds. Near fine copy.   Price: $45.00
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  100. SLATER  PETER with Tom and Pam Gardner, Roul Slater. Australian Waterbirds. profusely illus. with plates t/out. many full page & col. pub. Syd. Reed Books 1987 1st ed. or.cl. d/w. 4to. pp.160. Deep water waders, swimming birds, shallow water waders, shore birds. Fine copy.   Price: $35.00  
  101. SMITH  L.H. The Lyrebird. illus. with many  photo  plates t/out.  some  full col. pub. Melb. Lansdowne  1968  1st.ed. or.cl. d/w. 4to. pp.116. Gift inscription to past down e/paper, else near fine.   Price: $40.00
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  102. SMITH  L.H. The Lyrebirds Of Sherbrooke. illus.  with  many photo  plates  t/out. some full page  pub.  Melb.  Georgian House 1951 or.cl. d/w. 4to. pp.XII.54. Slight shelf wear, otherwise fine in dustwrapper. Price: $30.00
  103. SMITH PATSY ADAM Moonbird People. illus. with 20 full page plates  t/out. e/paper maps pub. Adel. Rigby  1965  1st.ed. or.cl. d/w. 8vo. pp.220. very sl. chipped d/w.  Price: $45.00
  104. SOOTHILL  REIC  and RICHARD Wading Birds  Of  The  World. profusely  illus. with plates, some full  page, 96 species are illustrated in colour, also includes line drawings and distribution maps,  pub. U.K. Blandford Press 1982  1st.ed.  or.cl. d/w. 8vo. pp.334. All sixteen orders of waders and long-legged wading birds from all parts of the globe - in all, over 300 species are described with details of their characteristics and behaviour, voice, distribution, habitat, food, breeding and display in encyclopaedic format.   Price: $40.00
  105. STEVENS  LYLA Birds Of Australia, In  colour.  profusely illus.  with  col.  drawings  by  Anne  Lissenden  pub.  Melb. Whitcombe & Tombs nd.1950-? or.cl. d/w. 4to. pp.62. Fine.   Price: $25.00
  106. THOMPSON HILARY & Denise Goodfellow. Common Birds Of The Darwin Area. profusely illus. with drawings t/out. many full page & col. by Denise Goodfellow, maps; pub. N.T. Sandpiper Prod. 1988 reprint. or. card wrappers, (paperback), 4to. pp.72. Fine.   Price: $40.00
  107. TRELOAR T.R. and J. HOCKING Compiled by. - The Standard Of Perfection And The Classification Of Colour Varieties. Budgerigars. illus. with frontis. & 6 full page plates t/out. one col. pub. Melb. Robertson & Mullens 1936 or. red/ornge. wps. cr.4to. pp.XVI.78.   Price: $85.00      Convert Currency  Parcel Costs
  108. TRUSLER  PETER  Birds Of  Australian  Gardens.  profusely illus.   with   plates  t/out.  mostly  full   page,   col. reproductions  of paintings by Peter Trusler. Text by  Tess Kloot,  Ellen  M. McCulloch, suggested plants, books, clubs and bird-watching areas, list of references, index; pub. Adel. Rigby  1980  1st.ed. or.cl. d/w. folio pp.192. Near fine copy.   Price: $50.00
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  109. VIDLER  EDWARD A. Our Own Birds Of Australia. A First  Book for  bird Lovers. illus. with b/w. plates t/out. some  full page  pub. Melb. W.A. hamer P/L. 1931 or. grey  wps.  photo plate  of  kookaburras adhered to  front  wrapper,  cr.4to. pp.96. almost fine.   Price: $35.00
  110. WAKEFIELD N.A   The Yellow-tufted Honeyeater   With a Description of a New Subspecies Reprinted from The Emu Official Organ Of The Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union Vol. 58 Part 3 July, 1958 illus. with b/w frontispiece, 7 b/w plates, maps, references, original grey/green stapled wrapper, faded around edges, 8vo. pp.48. Very good copy.     Price: $25.00
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  111. WATMOUGH F.Z.S. The Cult Of The Budgerigar. illus. with 112 col. plates, 11 b/w. 6 line drawings, mostly full page, pub. Lond. Cage Birds, 1954 4th ed. or.cl. d/w. 8vo. pp.252. The standard work dealing with every aspect of Breeding, Management and Exhibition of Budgerigars. Chipped & toprn d/w. with pieces missing, very good otherwise.   Price: $30.00
  112. WAYRE PHILIP A Guide To The Pheasants Of The World. illus. with  32 full page coloured plates from paintings by J.C. Harrison  pub. Lond. Country Life 1969 1st.ed. or.cl. d/w. 4to. pp.176. Fine copy.   Price: $40.00
  113. WHISTLER HUGH Popular Handbook Of Indian Birds. illus. with b/w line illustrations; 21 plates tissue guarded colour plates; (6) 105 text illustrations by H. Gronvold. pub. Lond. Gurney & Jackson 1941 third edition, revised and enlarged or.cl. dark green d/w. with col. plate to front panel; roy.8vo. pp.XXVIII.550. t.e.g. A near fine copy in dustwrapper which has a few very short closed tears to top of spine.   Price: $85.00
  114. WILSON EDWARD Ed. by Brian Roberts. Edward Wilson's   Birds Of The Antarctic. illus. with frontis. & 55 full page  col. dwgs.  text  dwgs.  maps, and other  sketches.  pub.  Lond. Blandford Press 1987 From the original illus. in the Scott Polar  Research  Institute Cambridge.  or.blu.cl. d/w.  roy.4to. pp.192. Text in double column. fine.    Price: $150.00
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