Ellicott City, MD: Thomas J. Albert Jr., 2014. Softcover. A delightful memoir by Eagle Scout Tom Albert about his experiences as a camp counselor for thirteen summers at the Goshen Scout Reservation, one of the largest Boy Scout reservations in the country. There are entertaining, humorous, and sometimes poignant stories throughout as Tom and the other counselors mentor, instruct, and protect the hundreds of young scouts who come each week over the summers. Trade paperback bound in glossy paper covers with title on spine and front cover and illustration on front. In fine condition. 229 pages. Fine.
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Fallton, Nevada: Fairview West Publishing, 1988. Hardcover. Alcorn spent nearly 60 years gathering information for this book. The contents cover 465 species of birds in Nevada. Octavo.Blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Grey/blue dust jacket with blue title to front panel and white cover to spine panel. Pages are clean and bright. Jacket is slightly rubbed and worn along top edge of spine panel.418 pages, including index. NAT/052622. Fine / Near Fine.
Mumbai: Oxford University Press, 1996. Hardcover. This is the Twelfth Revised and Enlarged Centenary Edition, celebrating the centenary of Dr. Ali's birth. The previous edition was published in 1979, with reissues up to 1992. This edition was expanded to cover 538 species, compared to the 296 covered in the Eleventh Edition. Contains 64 plates. This edition is scarce in the United States. Octavo. Dark gray cloth cover with gilt title to spine. Illustrated dust jacket in light blue with black title to spine panel. Pages are bright and clean. Dust jacket shows some wear to top and bottom edges, with an Indian price tag on back panel. 354 pages, including index. NAT/061322. Near Fine / Very Good.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1940. LIMITED EDITION. Hardcover. SIGNED BUT THE EDITOR. 4to. 1 of 3025 copies. Beige cloth boards with black and gilt title to spine and front board. Browing to top portion of front board. Pristine interior with tight binding. Includes several illustrations. Glassine dust jacket with several large open tears and wear to edges. Housed in a good black paper slipcase with minor wear. 327 pages. NAT/070305. Very Good in Good dj.
New York: American Heritage Publishing Co., 1966. Hardcover. This handsome two volume set reproduces 431 bird paintings by Audubon for the first time from the collection at the New-York Historical Society. The reproductions are beautifully printed full page or fold-out plates. There is historical and critical information provided on each of the paintings. Bound in brown cloth with gilt titling to spine and gilt facsimile of Audubon's initials on front cover. Spines are slightly faded. The volumes are otherwise in near fine condition. They are housed in a very good brown decorated slipcase with light wear. Folio. Volume I: xxx, plates 1-223; Volume II: Plates 224-431, xlvi. NAT/091422. Near Fine.
New York: New York Times Book Co., 1979. Hardcover. John James Audubon is considered one of the finest painters of American wildlife. This publication was the first to bring together his 655 octavo-sized Birds and Quadrupeds in full size and full color. Quarto. Red paper-covered boards with tan cloth spine. White dust jacket with illustrations to front and back; black title to front and spine. Pages are fine and bright. Cover is fine. Minor wear to edges of dust jacket, including a few short closed tears and minor browning. 674 pages. NAT/052622. Fine / Very Good.
United States: Denver Museum of Natural History, 1965. Hardcover. This is a large, 2-volume set containing 124 lovely full-color illustrations and over 400 black and white photographs. Four hundred thirty-nine species and 67 subspecies are described, with information about their recognition, range, and status in Colorado and neighboring states. Alfred Bailey was Director of the Denver Museum of Natural History and Robert Niedrach was Curator of Birds. The publication is dedicated to the memory of Persifor M. Cooke, a museum benefactor and trustee. Large quarto. Red cloth covers. Gilt title to cover and spine of each volume; gilt is darkened and slightly discolored. Pages are bright and clear. Covers have minor wear to edges. Rubbing to panels of jackets. Each dust jacket has an open tear to front or back, with several closed tears. 1175 pages in 2 volumes combined. NAT/053122. Very Good / Good.
New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, 1928. Hardcover. Based mainly on field work of the Bureau of Biological Survey, United States Department of Agriculture. A comprehensive volume on the numerous varieties of birds found in the state of New Mexico. The book is organized by bird orders, and then the species found in each. With beautiful color and b&w plates throughout as well as many text illustrations, maps, and diagrams. Bound in green buckram cloth with gilt title to cover and spine. Gilt to spine is mostly faded, corners lightly bumped. Tear along front hinge and tenderness not affecting text block, otherwise very good condition. Gift inscription on free front endpaper. Small quarto. 805 pages. NATURE/051021. Very Good.
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1997. Hardcover. One hundred forty-five warbler species (and all their races) in these regions are identified and exhaustively described. 144 species are depicted in 48 color plates, and their is a color map for each species. Warblers from these regions are considered Old World Warblers and are distinct from American, or New World, Warblers. Octavo. Dark green cloth cover with gilt title to spine. White illustrated dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Pages are bright and clean. Light foxing to top of page block. Spine is slightly cocked. 400 pages, including index. NAT/061522. Very Good / Very Good.
Cambridge: Nuttall Ornithological Club, 1943. Hardcover. This is No. IX in the Memoirs of the Nuttall Ornithological Club, which was founded in 1873 and is the oldest ornithological organization in North America. The memoirs series was begun in 1886 and includes 25 volumes through 2020. This volume is a new version of Barbour's previously published Birds of Cuba (1923). Barbour was the Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology at Harvard and Director of the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology. Quarto. Dark green cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Pages are clean, with minor foxing to many, including inside covers. Cover shows signs of handling, with bumping at the corners. Slight sunning to spine and edge of front board. Previous owner's book plate on front inside cover. 144 pages, including index. NAT/061522. Very Good.
London: Hurst and Blackett, 1861. Hardcover. First Edition. George Charles Grantley Fitzhardinge Berkeley (1800 - 1881) was an English politician, author, and sportsman. He had quite a temper and once assaulted the publisher of a magazine that posted a bad review of one of his books. He later fought a duel with the author of the review; however, none of the 3 shots fired landed on either party. This book, which is written in the travelogue style, covers Berkeley's journey from England, his brief stay on the East Coast before departing for the prairie, hunting bison, and his journey home. He includes anecedotes on fishing, murder, the American Press, Native Americans, eyeless fish, rifles, the landscape, and more. All ten illustrations (including vignette on title and 9 plates) are present. Ex-library with perforated stamp to bottom of title page, evidence of removed library sticker to foot of spine, and penciled call number to verso of free endpaper. Bound in three quarter dark teal leather over marbled paper covered boards with gilt title and author to spine. Heavy chipping and wear to leather on spine ends. Wear to hinges, corners, and edges of boards. Front board is slightly warped due to interior dampstain. Marbled endpapers and top edge gilt. Title page and frontis are heavily dampstained. It appears that a liquid was spilled on this spread many years ago. Slight evidence of dampstain to side and top margins of a few pages, but overall the rest of the book is clean. Occasional spots of soiling to margins. A few pencil markings to text. Marbled front free endpaper is present but detached. A good reading copy. 431 pages. SPO/081722. Very Good.
London: Academic Press, 1983. Hardcover. This is the second printing, with corrections, of a volume initially published in 1982. Foreword by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. It is Volume I of a 4-volume set. Contains 32 full-page color plates. Quarto. Brown cloth-covered boards with gilt title to front and spine. Brownish-orange dust jacket with blue and brown title to front and spine panels. Pages are clean and bright. Slight foxing to top of text block and minor smudge on bottom of text block. Spine is slightly cocked. Dust jacket shows some wear, a minor crease on front panel, and a small closed tear at top right edge of front panel. 521 pages, including index. NAT/070122. Very Good / Very Good.
Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1994. Hardcover. This atlas resulted from a special project of the Brooks Bird Club in cooperation with the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. The atlas inventories and plots the distribution of breeding bird species in West Virginia from 1984-1989. Seven transparency maps that can be overlaid are contained in a pocket inside the back cover. Numerous black and white bird illustrations and maps are included throughout the book. Octavo. Glossy paper-covered boards in white and green with bird illustration to front. Green and orange title to front; orange and black title to green spine. Pages are clean and bright, Cover has slight color wear. 215 pages, including index. NAT/060622. Near Fine.
Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1958. Hardcover. First Edition. This sizable book includes a brief "History of Ornithology in Georgia" by William W. Griffin and a discussion of the "Physiographic and Biogeographic Regions of Georgia". Burleigh was a biologist with the US Fish and Wildlife Service; Miksch was professor of zoology at the University of Oklahoma and curator of birds in the University Museum. 35 full-page color plates. Small quarto. Light blue cloth cover with dark blue title to spine. Illustrated dust jacket with blue spine panel, blue title to front panel and white title to spine panel. Pages are clean and bright; small smudge to bottom of textblock. Cover has minor fading of color in spots on spine. Dust jacket has multiple closed tears, especially to top and bottom of front panel, and is price-clipped. 746 pages, including index. NAT/061622. Very Good / Very Good.
Cassell, Petter, & Galpin, 1870 - 1880. Chromolithograph print of 4 pigeons. Browning to margins, else clean and bright. Foxing to margins. Large chipping / open tear to right margin of print; illustration not affected. Inch long closed tear to margin that extends to bottom corner of image. Size of print: about 8.25 x 10.75 inches. Fine.