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1 The Larousse Encyclopedia of Animal Life.
New York Mcgraw- Hill Book Co. , 1967 Hard Cover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
Foreword by Robert Cushman Murphy, Lamont Curator Emeritus of Birds, The American Museum of Natural History. 640 pages, thousands of illustrations in color and black & white, diagrams, cloth, normal wear to dust jacket otherwise very good. Measures 8-1/2 inches by 11-1/2 inches. From the DJ: "This entirely up-to-date encyclopedia, profusely illustrated with photographs both in black and white and in full color, is the most authoritative and complete one-volume guide to the animals of the world." 
Price: 16.00 USD
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2 ACKERMAN, BILL Handbook of Fishes of the Atlantic Seaboard
Washington, DC, American Publishing Company 1951 Hard Cover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Illustrations of fishes by Richard F. Deckert. 114 pages, well illustrated in color, cloth, dj, very good. From the publisher: "Here is the volume the anglers of America have long awaited. Complete as to species, authoritative as to text, written in the layman's language, it answers every question an inquiring fisherman could possibly ask. One hundred and fifty species off fish are illustrated in full color. The cover is water repellant and the complete book will fit in a side pocket, in a tackle box or the glove compartment of a car - the culmination of an angler's dream. It is fresh from the pen of Bil Ackerman, recognized authority on fishing in fresh and salty waters. Bill is the man who conceived and edits "Goin' Fishin'", the annual fishing guide to all Florida waters." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 ADAMSON, JOY Forever Free.
New York Harcourt, Brace & World, 1962 Hard Cover Good in Fair dust jacket 
179 pages, 24 platees, map, cloth, frayed dust jacket, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. The third and final volume of this beloved story. From Wikipedia: "Friederike Victoria "Joy" Adamson (née Gessner; [1] 20 January 1910 – 3 January 1980) was a naturalist, artist and author. Her book, Born Free, describes her experiences raising a lion cub named Elsa. Born Free was printed in several languages, and made into an Academy Award-winning movie of the same name. In 1977, she was awarded the Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art. ~Joy Adamson is best known for her conservation efforts associated with Elsa the Lioness. In 1956, Joy's third husband, George Adamson, in the course of his job as game warden of the Northern Frontier District in Kenya, shot and killed a lioness as she charged him and another warden. George later realized the lioness was just protecting her cubs, which were found nearby in a rocky crevice. Taking them home, Joy and George found it difficult to care for the all the cubs' needs. The two largest cubs, named "Big One" and "Lustica", were passed on to be cared for by a zoo in Rotterdam, and the smallest, "Elsa", was raised by the couple. After some time living together, the Adamsons decided to set Elsa free rather than send her to a zoo, and spent many months training her to hunt and survive on her own. They were in the end successful, and Elsa became the first lioness successfully released back into the wild, the first to have contact after release, and the first known released lion to have a litter of cubs. The Adamsons kept their distance from the cubs, getting close enough only to photograph them. In January 1961, Elsa died from disease resulting from a tick bite. Her three young cubs became a nuisance, killing the livestock of local farmers. The Adamsons, who feared the farmers might kill the cubs, were able to eventually capture them and transport them to neighboring Tanganyika Territory, where they were promised a home at Serengeti National Park. In The Story of Elsa, a compilation of the books about Elsa, Joy Adamson wrote: "My heart was with them wherever they were. But it was also with these two lions here in front of us; and as I watched this beautiful pair, I realized how all the characteristics of our cubs were inherent in them. Indeed, in every lion I saw during our searches I recognized the intrinsic nature of Elsa, Jespah, Gopa and Little Elsa, the spirit of all the magnificent lions in Africa". Using her own notes and George's journals, Joy wrote Born Free to tell the lion's tale. She submitted it to a number of publishers before it was bought by Harvill Press, part of HarperCollins. Published in 1960, it became a bestseller, spending 13 weeks at the top of The New York Times Best Seller list and nearly a year on the chart overall. [4] The success of the book was due to both the story of Elsa and the dozens of photographs of her. Readers had pictures of many of the events of Elsa's life leading up to her release. Subsequent books were also heavily illustrated. Born Free received largely favorable reviews from critics. Adamson worked closely with publishers to promote the book, which contributed to the Adamsons' new-found international celebrity. She spent the rest of her life raising money for wildlife, thanks to the popularity of Born Free. The book was followed by Living Free, which is about Elsa as a mother to her cubs, and Forever Free, which tells of the release of the cubs Jespah, Gopa and Little Elsa. Adamson shared book proceeds with various conservation projects." ; Ex-Library 
Price: 10.00 USD
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4 Adamson, Joy Queen of Shaba. the Story of an African Leopard.
New York Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1980 0151756511 / 9780151756513 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
[6], 180 pages, 24 plates (some in color) , map endpapers, cloth, DJ, very good. From Wikipedia: "Joy Adamson (20 January 1910 – 3 January 1980) (born Friederike Victoria Gessner) was a naturalist, artist, and author best known for her book, Born Free, which describes her experiences raising a lion cub named Elsa. Born Free was printed in several languages, and made into an Academy Award-winning movie of the same name. ~ Adamson spent her last 10 years travelling the world, giving speeches about the perils faced by wildlife in Africa. A book of her paintings was published. She rehabilitated a cheetah and an African leopard. Pippa the cheetah was raised as a pet and given to Adamson at the age of seven months in hopes that she could also be released. Pippa had four litters before her death. Adamson wrote The Spotted Sphinx and Pippa's Challenge about Pippa and her cheetah family. Later, Adamson reached her goal of many years, when she obtained an African leopard cub. Penny was eight weeks old when a ranger acquaintance of George Adamson found her in 1976. Penny had a litter of two cubs before the publication of Queen of Shaba, Joy Adamson's posthumous and final book." ; 9.50 X 6.70 X 1.10 inches; 180 pages 
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5 ALDERTON, DAVID A birdkeeper's guide to softbills. A detailed look at this varied and colourful grop of birds, with practical advice on their care and accommodation. Featuring a photographic survey of more than 50 species from around the world.
Morris Plains, NJ Tetra Press 1987 3923880715 / 9783923880713 Hard Cover 
118 pages, well illlustrated in color, pictorial boards, very good. From the back cover: The softbills embrace a wide range of birds that share a 'soft' diet of fruit, nectar, insects and other live food. They include hummingbirds, sunbirds, tanagers, barbets, toucans, hornbills, bulbuls, mynahs, touracos and waxwings. This guide explores all aspects of their management, from handling to health care. 120 pages, 25,000 words, 100 color photographs. 
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6 ALLEN, ARTHUR A[UGUSTUS] et al Stalking Birds with Color Camera
Washington, National Geographic Society, 1951 Hard Cover Very Good 
Edited by Gilbert Grosvenor. Foreword by Gilbert Grosvenor, President, National Geographic Society. Viii, 328, [1] pages, very well illustrated (many in color), cloth. "A Presentation of 331 Illustrations in Natural Color from Kodachrome and Ektachrome Photographs, Showing 266 Species of North American Birds. Of These Color Illustrations, 264 Are by the Author. In 12 chapters, profusely illustrated in monochrome, the author describes firsthand experiences observing and photographing birds in their natural habitat, often from a blind at arm's length from the nest. Freezing the Flight of Hummingbirds, by H.E. Edgerton, R.J. Niedrach, and W. Van Riper, tells the ways of this colorful family, the smallest of birds. Supplementary color illustrations contributed by Alfred M. Bailey, S.A. Grimes, Hal H. Harrison, Lewis W. Walker, Paul A. Zahl, and others." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7 Anderson, Luther A. How to Hunt American Small Game.
New York Funk & Wagnalls 1969 0308703707 / 9780308703704 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
[6], 167 pages, 4 plates, cloth, very good. "When it comes to the beginning rifle the .22 rimfire is in a class by itself. For field hunting it is excellent and as an understudy for the larger calibers it is a rifle every hunter should own." CHS28 ; 167 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8 ARNOLD, OREN Wild Life in the Southwest: an informal introduction to certain "outdoor citizens" of the Southwestern States
Dallas, Banks Upshaw and Company 1935 Hard Cover Very Good 
[14],274 pages, 8 color plates, well illustrated, map endpapers, pictorial cloth, gift inscription on title page to former owner otherwise very good. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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9 BASS, RICK The Lost Grizzlies: a Search for Survivors in the Wilderness of Colorado
Boston Houghton Mifflin Co. 1995 0395717590 / 9780395717592 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
239 pages, cloth, dj, very good. 1st edition. From the dj: "Do grizzly bears still wander the San Juan Mountains of Colorado, where they have long been considered extinct? If so, can they elude the naturalists determined to prove that these bears, perhaps smarter than all other bears, survive in the mountain wilderness? Rick Bass, along with veteran grizzly expert Doug Peacock and biologist Dennis Sizemore, search for proof . . . With the exhilarating insight for which he is known, Rick Bass describes the dangers and clues on the trail of the grizzly, the mystery and beauty of the animal, and the courage, hope, and friendships at the heart of the search." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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10 Berra, Tim M. William Beebe. an Annotated Bibliography.
Hamden, CT Archon Books 1977 0208016082 / 9780208016089 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
157 pages, plates, cloth, DJ, very good. From the DJ: During his lifelong association with the New York Zoological Society, first as Curator of Ornithology and later as Director of the Department of Tropical Research, Beebe produced over 800 articles and 24 books. He was primarily a naturalist, but also an ornithologist, ichthyologist, and entomologist; to a lesser extent, his interests included ecology, ethnology, and taxonomy. "; 157 pages 
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11 Brown, Campbell; Malone, Thomas H.' Webster, William J. and Gardner, M. M. (compilers) Butter Tests of Jerseys Vol. I. Being a Collection of Tests of Registered Jersey Cows Wherein the Yield Has Amounted to Fourteen Pounds or More Per Week. Brought Down to the First of January 1884. To Which Are Added Tables of Sires and Dams of Fourteen-Pound Cows
Chicago Breeder's Gazette Print. 1884 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good with no dust jacket 
169 pages, cloth, very good. Scarce. Dated inscription on title page "With the compliments of Onester Pierce, Sept. 1884". From the preface: "This book includes all tests of registered Jersey cows, which were made before January 1, 1884, in the United States and Canada, and have been properly reported to us by the owners or other persons making or superintending the tests, where the actual yield for seven consecutive days was fourteen pounds or more. Intended originally as a mere continuation and enlargement of a list published in the COUNTRY GENTLEMAN of February 23, 1882, it has grown to its present dimensions by force of circumstances." 
Price: 100.00 USD
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12 Brown, Nathan Clifford A Catalogue of the Birds Known to Occur in the Vicinity of Portland, Me. , Especially in the Townships of Falmouth, Deering, Westbrook, Cape Elizabeth and Scarborough. Briefly Annotated.
Portland William M. Marks, Printer 1882 Softcover Fair 
48 pages, wrappers, covers frayed, text very good, ex-library, with usual library markings, in stiff binder. Scarce. ; Ex-Library; 48 pages 
Price: 30.00 USD
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13 Budiansky, Stephen The Nature of Horses. Exploring Equine Evolution, Intelligence, and Behavior.
New York The Free Press 1997 0684827689 / 9780684827681 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Xiv, 290 pages, 4 color plates, many text illustrations and diagrams, cloth, DJ, very good. 7.5 by 10 inches. From the DJ: "In this beautifully illustrated, compelling narrative, Budiansky tells the story of the origins, behavior, intelligence and language of the horse. For the first time, horse lovers will have access to cutting-edge research on topics of interest including new information on horse vision, horse biology and movement. Introducing the latest archeological findings, Budiansky presents a fascinating discussion of how the horse evolved as well as a dramatic and provocative history of man's use and abuse of the horse form prehistoric times to today. In a revealing chapter on horse intelligence, he debunks the commonly held belief that horses are stupid and also presents compelling new scientific information on horse language which will greatly benefit the horse rider and trainer." 
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14 BUTCHER, DEVEREUX Exploring Our National Wildlife Refuges. Second Edition, Revised.
Boston Houghton Mifflin Co. 1963 Second Revised Edition Hard Cover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
340 pages, circa 500 illustrations, map, blue cloth, spine sun-faded otherwise very good. Includes Arkansas, Bear River, Blackwater, Cape Romain, Chincoteague, Desert, Kofa and Cabeza Prieta Game Ranges, Great White Heron, Hart Mountain and Sheldon, Kentucky Woodlands, Lacassine and Sabine, Laguna Atascosa and Santa Ana, Lower Souris, Upper Souris and Des Lacs, Loxahatchee, Malheur, Mattamuskeet and Swanquarter, Moosehorn, National Bison Range, National Elk, Okefenokee, Pelican Island, Red Rock Lakes, Reelfoot, St. Marks, Savannah River, Seney, Susquehanna, Tule Lake, Lower Klamath and Sacramento, White River, Wichita Mountains, Aleutian Islands, Kenai National Moose Range, Hawaiian Islands. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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15 Carter, Christine The Cairn Terrier
TFH Publications 1995 0793801893 / 9780793801893 Hardcover Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
224 pages, well illustrated (some in color) , pictorial boards, fine. From the back cover: "THE CAIRN TERRIER is a handsome, colorful and thoroughly useful guide to one of the most loved and sought-after purebred dogs in the world. This book sensibly examines the breed's requirements, qualities and temperament and traces its history in Great Britain and the United States with full-color photographs and drawings of the great Cairns over the past century. The author, well-respected breeder and handler Christine Carter offers tips on puppy selection, maintenance, breeding, grooming, and showing." ; 10 X 6.80 X 1 inches; 224 pages 
Price: 28.00 USD
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16 CHUBB, KIT The Avian Ark: Tales from a Wild-Bird Hospital.
Saint Paul Hungry Mind Press 1995 188691303X / 9781886913035 Soft Cover Very Good 
157 pages, well illustrated, pictorial wrappers, very good. From the publisher: The Avian Ark is a delightful series of true stories about the experiences of Kit Chubb and her husband, Robin, keepers of an avian ark. Officially known as the Avian Care and Research Foundation, the Ark is the culmination of Kit Chubb's lifelong championship of wild birds. In these pages you will meet a fascinating array of patients that the Chubbs have cared for in their roles as wild-bird rehabilitators. Movingly written and beautifully illustrated throughout by Kit Chubb, The Avian Ark is a pure and simple pleasure and will delight all who read it. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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17 COLLINS, HENRY H., Jr. and, BOYAJIAN, NED R. Familiar garden birds of America.
New York Harper & Row 1965 Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Illustrated by John C. Yrizarry and Nina Williams. 309 pages, 6 color plates, many text illustrations, cloth, dj, very good. From the publisher: Birds common to American gardens and feeding stations throughout the continental United States are the subject of this original book which identifies some 75 familiar species. Drawing on expert field research from each region, the book supplies concise life histories of the birds that have delighted Americans since the days of Audubon and Wilson. As such it is the single, authoritative bird book to instruct all members of the family. The authors provide detailed information on distribution, migration, range, and habitat. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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18 COMSTOCK, JOHN HENRY and, COMSTOCK, ANNA BOTSFORD. A Manual For The Study of Insects. Third edition.
Ithaca, Comstock Publishing Company 1899 Hard Cover Fair 
Xii, 701 pages, plates, many text illustrations, cloth, ex-library with usual library markings, covers badly worn and soiled, the text is separated from the binding, the text however is in excellent condition. From the preface: "For many years the most pressing demand of teachers and learners in entomology in this country has been for a handbook by means of which the names and relative affinities of insects may be determined in some such way as plants are classified by the aid of the well-known manuals of botany. But, as the science of entomology is still in its infancy, the preparation of such a handbook has been impossible. Excellent treatises on particular groups of insects have been published; but no general work including analytical keys to all the orders and families has appeared. It is to meet this need that this work has been prepared." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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19 DALE, JOHN T. Heroes and greathearts and their animal friends
Boston D. C. Heath and Co. 1911 Hard Cover Good 
X,[2],240 pages, illustrations, cloth, covers stained otherwise very good. From the preface: "The object of this book is to bring the reader into contact with some of the heroic and great-hearted of the race, who, by their relations with 'man and bird and beast,' have set an example of universal kindliness that should be an inspiration for all time." Includes Daniel Boone, David L. Stanley, Abraham Lincoln, Charles Dickens, Robert Louis Stevenson, Byron, Alexander Dumas, General Sheridan, George Armstrong Custer, Otto von Bismarck, Isaac Newton, etc. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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20 DANIELS, MARY Morris.
New York William Morrow & Co. 1974 068800282X / 9780688002824 Hard Cover 
64 pages, well illustrated (1 in color), cloth, dj, very good. From the dj: At last, the intimate biography of one of today's most famous TV personalities - the feline superstar, Morris. In this authorized biography (after the initial disappointment of not having Norman Mailer as co-author), Morris fully cooperates with Mary Daniels and discusses those details of his life he has been so reluctant to reveal in the past. Here is the truth about his discovery - only twenty minutes before he was to be put into his next life in a Chicago animal shelter, the fats behind the scandals that clouded Morris' pre-acting days, the circumstances behind his 9-Lives triumphs, his inevitable movie career and his non-finicky love life (including the never-before published facts of his relationship with Ethel, the white Persian). . . 
Price: 20.00 USD
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