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.
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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.
Philadelphia: 1870. This well-known lithograph is from the work Birds of America by John James Audubon, which has been printed in many editions. This print is from the 7th printing conducted by Audubon and Roe Lockwood in 1870-1871. Lockwood’s involvement has led this edition to commonly be known as the Lockwood edition. Other than the colored backgrounds, which were added to the post-first editions, the main images on these prints are, for the most part, identical to those of the First edition and feature hand coloring. J.T. Bowen was lithographer for the work, which was published in Philadelphia. These are some of the best examples of hand-colored work in America and are highly collectible. They are on fine heavy stock paper measuring 6 7/8 x 10 ½ inches. Double matted in wood frame. #43659. Fine.
1870. This well-known lithograph is from the work Birds of America by John James Audubon, which has been printed in many editions. This print is from the 7th printing conducted by Audubon and Roe Lockwood in 1870-1871. Lockwood’s involvement has led this edition to commonly be known as the Lockwood edition. Other than the colored backgrounds, which were added to the post-first editions, the main images on these prints are, for the most part, identical to those of the First edition and feature hand coloring. J.T. Bowen was lithographer for the work, which was published in Philadelphia. These are some of the best examples of hand-colored work in America and are highly collectible. They are on fine heavy stock paper measuring 6 7/8 x 10 ½ inches. Double matted in wood frame. #43662. 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.
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.
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. First Edition. Hardcover. 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.
n.p. Cheloniidae Press, 1979. A stunning black and white print of a majestic bald eagle in flight. This is the last available print of a sold out edition of 50. Signed and dated by renowned artist and printer Alan James Robinson. He founded the Cheloniidae Press, later the Press of the Sea Turtle, in 1979. His books and art have won numerous awards and can be found in many public and private collections. The eagle is shown from the side with his head extended and wings held wide. In fine condition. Image is 17.5 x 23.5 inches; in mat it is 21.5 x 25 inches. ORIGART/072517. Fine.