On this page you can review the  38 books about birds that are in stock as of January 25, 2012, and here is how to order them from Ray Boas, Bookseller, in Walpole, New Hampshire.

1. Armstrong, Edward A., A STUDY OF BIRD SONG, Oxford University Press, London, 1963 1st ed, B&W ill., 336pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), The first extensive review of bird vocalizations., (Order No: 34238 ), $12.50

2. Audubon, John James; Ford, Alice (selected and edited by), THE BIRD BIOGRAPHIES OF JOHN JAMES AUDUBON, The Macmillan Company, New York, 1957 1st ptg, color illustrations, 282pp, good, black cloth spine (hardcover) no dustjacket light edgewear, (Order No: 51128 ), $5.00

3. Bailey, Alfred M., and Niedrach, Robert J., PICTORIAL CHECKLIST OF COLORADO BIRDS, Denver Museum Natural Hist., Denver, CO, 1967, B&W and color illustrations, 168pp of text, very good, brown cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, Color plates follow the text. "with brief notes on the status of each species in neighboring states of Nebrska, Kansas, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming., (Order No: 61813 ), $10.00

4. BB -- 'B.B.', DARK ESTUARY - NEW EDITION, Michael Joseph, London, (1980), ill. D. J. Watkins-Pitchford, 164pp, very good w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0718118669 A new revised edition of the 1953 classic., (Order No: 47432 ), $35.00

5. Bolles, Frank, CHOCORUA'S TENANTS, Houghton, Mifflin and Co., Boston, 1895, 8 B&W illustrations, 68pp, very good, blue cloth, teg (hardcover), Published by Elizabeth Q. Bolles the year after her husband's death. Frank Bolles summered at Chocorua Lake near Tamworth, New Hampshire, and his poems relate tales of the lake's permanent residents, including: The crow, Log-Cock, Ruffed Grouse, Eaves Swallow, Blue Jay, Oven-Bird, and other birds. Uncommon., (Order No: 30865 ), $35.00

6. Boosey, Edward J.; Brooksbank, Alec (photographs by); Rt. Hon. The Viscount Chaplin (foreword by), FOREIGN BIRD KEEPING: FORTY YEARS' EXPERIENCE IN THEIR BREEDING AND MANAGEMENT, Cage Birds, London, n.d. c1960s, B&W and color illustrations, 342pp, very good, blue cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, (Order No: 50397 ), $8.00

7. Boyle, William J., A GUIDE TO BIRDING IN NEW JERSEY, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ, (1986), maps, 512pp, very good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0813511453, (Order No: 55660 ), $4.00

8. Chapman, Frank M. (with the cooperation of other ornithologists), THE WARBLERS OF NORTH AMERICA, D. Appleton & Company, New York, 1914 2nd ed, B&W and color illustrations, 306pp, good, blue cloth (hardcover) light edgewear SEE NOTE, A fully illustrated work which will serve as an aid to the field identification of Warblers and to the study of their life-histories. NOTE - Some occasional light foxing, and faint water stain top edge of a few pages., (Order No: 27341 ), $15.00

9. Churchill, Abby P., BIRDS IN LITERATURE, Printed Privately, Worcester, MA, 1905 1st ed, 186pp, good, gray cloth (hardcover) light wear top/bottom of spine, A compilation of articles, facts, quotes, etc of birds, arranged alphabetically by bird name., (Order No: 43293 ), $15.00

10. Eckert, Allan W., THE SILENT SKY: THE INCREDIBLE EXTINCTION OF THE PASSENGER PIGEON, A NOVEL, Little, Brown and Company, Boston, MA, (1965) 1st ed, 243pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) jacket is price-clipped, The author re-creates the extinction of the passenger pigeon: the myriad natural enemies that preyed upon them ceaselessly; the forces of nature which crushed them unmercifully; and, worse by far, the hordes of men who made destruction of the pigeons a profession and a way of life., (Order No: 28971 ), $20.00

11. Eckstorm, Fannie Hardy, THE WOODPECKERS, Houghton, Mifflin and Co., Boston, MA, 1901, B&W text ill., color plates, 131pp, very good, olive green cloth (hardcover) lacks FFEP, Color plates by Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Bright gilt stamping of a woodpecker on the front board. Fascinating natural history of the woodpecker., (Order No: 51196 ), $20.00

12. Forbush, Edward Howe, A HISTORY OF THE GAME BIRDS, WILD-FOWL AND SHORE BIRDS OF MASSACHUSETTS AND ADJACENT STATES, MA State Board Agriculture, Boston, 1912 1st ed, color frontis, B&W ill., 622pp, good+, green cloth (hardcover), "Including those used for food which have disappeared since the settlement of the country, and those which are now hunted for food or sport, with observations on their former abundance and recent decrease in numbers; also the means for conserving those still in existence.", (Order No: 20225 ), $14.50


14. Garisto, Leslie, BIRDCAGE BOOK: ANTIQUE BIRDCAGES FOR THE CONTEMPORARY COLLECTOR, Simon & Schuster, New York, (1992) 1st ptg, over 75 color photographs, 95pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0671744453 Presents international designs from every significant design era., (Order No: 7693 ), $12.50

15. Grimm, William C., BIRDS OF THE PYMATUNING REGION, Pennsylvania Game Commission, Harrisburg, PA, 1952, B&W and color ill, 226pp, good, wraps (softcover), "In 1928, Dr. George M. Sutton's report on THE BIRDS OF PYMATUNING SWAMP AND CONNEAUT LAKE appeared in the Annals of the Carnegie Museum. It is a comprehensive account of the bird life of the region based upon his own field work from 1922 to 1927, and also upon data supplied by numerous observers. The present work is not intended to supersede Dr. Sutton's report, but rather to amplify it and bring our knowledge of the bird life of the region up to date.", (Order No: 28972 ), $5.00

16. Halle, Louis J. (foreword by John Bonner), THE APPRECIATION OF BIRDS, Johns Hopkins University Pr., Baltimore, (1989), drawings by Jens Gregersen, 140pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 080183869X, (Order No: 25050 ), $5.00

17. Hanson, Harold C. & Jones, Robert L., THE BIOGEOCHEMISTRY OF BLUE, SNOW, AND ROSS' GEESE, Southern Illinois Univ. Pr., Carbondale, IL, (1976), 266 B&W ill., 45 tables, 281pp, fine w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0809307510 Postulating a new technique-feather mineral pattern analysis-for determining the geographic origins and distribution of wild goose populations, this book makes a unique contribution to wildlife research and management., (Order No: 13578 ), $5.00

18. Heinzel, Hermann and Hall, Barnaby, GALAPAGOS DIARY - A COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE ARCHIPELAGO'S BIRDLIFE, Univ. of California Press, Berkeley, CA, (2000) 1st ptg, color illustrations, 272pp, fine, pictorial boards (hardcover), ISBN 0520227948 Mysterious, remote, and home to many strange and marvelous creatures, the Galapagos archipelago is a bird watcher's paradise., (Order No: 56467 ), $7.50

19. Kinsky, F. C.; and, Robertson, C. J. R., HANDBOOK OF COMMON NEW ZEALAND BIRDS, Heinemann Reed, Auckland, New Zealand, (1989), color ill. by Janet Marshall, 165pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0790001454 Designed for use in the practical visual identification of New Zealand's common birds., (Order No: 52908 ), $5.00

20. Lembke, Janet, DANGEROUS BIRDS: A NATURALIST'S AVIARY, Lyons & Burford, Publishers, New York, (1992), 179pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 155821190X "Dangerous" birds can be as plain as sparrows or as light and elusive as hummingbirds, so long as they catch hold of human fascination and never let go. Lembke visits some of these dangerous birds, letting us share in her love and knowledge of birds and the unique sense of wonder they inspire., (Order No: 23739 ), $5.00

21. Mackenzie, John P. S., BIRDS IN PERIL: A GUIDE TO THE ENDANGERED BIRDS OF THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA, 1977 1st ptg, ill. by Terence Shortt, 191pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0395258553 This volume looks at the lives of twenty endangered North American birds: their rise and fall, their life cycles, their habits and their habitat., (Order No: 29018 ), $5.00

22. Meinzer, Wyman, THE ROADRUNNER, Texas Tech University Press, Lubbock, TX, (1993), color illustrations, 104pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0896722449 "Page after page of the most beautiful color photos of roadrunners you have ever laid your eyes on.", (Order No: 59133 ), $5.00

23. Murphy, Robert Cushman; and Amadon, Dean, LAND BIRDS OF AMERICA, McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York, (1953) 1st ed, B&W and color illustrations, 240pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 44254 ), $7.50

24. Nelson, Colleen Helgeson, THE DOWNY WATERFOWL OF NORTH AMERICA, Delta Station Press, Deerfield, IL, (1993), B&W and color illustrations, 302pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 1550562193, (Order No: 49394 ), $7.50

25. Obee, Bruce, CANADIAN BIRDS, Whitecap Books, Vancouver, (1993), color illustrations, 154pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 1551100908 A photographic portfolio of the avian wildlife found in a country still largely unscathed by human endeavours., (Order No: 22579 ), $8.00

26. Paca, Lillian Grace, THE ROYAL BIRDS, St. Martin's Press, New York, (1963), illustrated by the author, 164pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) small closed tear jacket, "Through the centuries, the elegant, stately swan has held a special place in myth, in history, and in man's affections..." designated by the British crown as 'royal birds.', (Order No: 12859 ), $7.50

27. Page, Jake & Morton, Eugene S., LORDS OF THE AIR: THE SMITHSONIAN BOOK OF BIRDS, Smithsonian Books, Washington, DC, (1989) 1st ed, color illustrations, 288pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0895990245 All perspectives of birds are thoroughly explored in this book., (Order No: 4413 ), $6.00

28. Peterson, Roger Tory, THE BIRD WATCHER'S ANTHOLOGY, Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York, (1957) 1st ed, color frontis, B&W ill., 401pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), Roger Tory Peterson, justly called the Twentieth-Century Audubon, has selected the great literature of bird lore, enriched it liberally with his own commentary, and made it strikingly beautiful with more than 100 of his own drawings prepared especially for this volume. In addition to the work of this distinguished scientist-artist-writer-explorer, the book contains the finest writing of Burroughs, Huxley, Kieran, Peattie, Teale, Beebe, Hudson, Audubon, Darwin, Sutton, Thoreau, and others., (Order No: 23487 ), $6.00

29. Pollard, Hugh B. C., GAME BIRDS: REARING, PRESERVATION AND SHOOTING, Eyre and Spottiswoode, London, 1929, B&W and color illustrations, 186pp, good, green cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, mottling to cloth, Nice clean and tight copy. There is mottling to the cloth on the front and rear boards. Spine does not exhibit this at all., (Order No: 51180 ), $45.00

30. Porter, Eliot, BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA: A PERSONAL SELECTION, A&W Visual Library, New York, c1975, B&W and color illustrations, 140pp, very good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0891040161, (Order No: 25500 ), $5.00

31. Richards, Coombe, HIGH BIRDS AND LOW, Herbert Jenkins, London, (1950), B&W illustrations, 216pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), "From his earliest years Coombe Richards has been accustomed to watching, stalking and sketching the creatures of the wild." Illustrated from the author's drawings and from photographs by Gordon Turnil, A.I.B.P.", (Order No: 54986 ), $15.00

32. Ruschenberger, W. S. W. (from the text of Milne Edwards & Achille Comte), ORNITHOLOGY: THE NATURAL HISTORY OF BIRDS, THIRD-BOOK OF NATURAL HISTORY PREPARED FOR THE USE OF SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES, Grigg & Elliot, Philadelphia, PA, 1844, B&W illustrations, 126pp, plates, good+, leather spine with paper covered boards (hardcover), The following Primer, or First Book of Ornithology, has been called "Third Book of Natural History," because it is the third of the series, and, like its predecessors, is only designed to initiate those who wish to study this very interesting branch of Natural History. "From the Text of Milne Edwards & Achille Comte. Professors of Natural History in the College of Henri IV, and Charlemagne. With Plates. Second Thousand." Title on the front board reads: ELEMENTS OF ORNITHOLOGY PREPARED FOR THE USE OF SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES. Illustrated with eight plates, with plate 8 duplicated as the frontis., (Order No: 54054 ), $45.00

33. Smart, Charles E., THE RING-NECKED PHEASANT IN NEW HAMPSHIRE - SURVEY REPORT NO. 5 NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT, NH Fish and Game Dept, Concord, NH, 1949, B&W illustrations, 82pp, good++, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 46018 ), $20.00

34. Sotheby's, JOHN JAMES AUDUBON, THE BIRDS OF AMERICA: JUNE 16 AND 17, 1983, Sotheby Parke Bernet Inc., New York, (1983), B&W and color ill., 332pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), Sale Number 5054. The set formerly in the collections of An original subscriber from Philadelphia, probably Mrs. (C. Head?) Ford, whose name appears as number 22 on Audubon's final list. William Schott, of Philadelphia. The Long Island Historical Society. Mr. and Mrs. Frederick William Beinecke., (Order No: 29625 ), $7.50

35. Sotheby's, MAGNIFICENT ORNITHOLOGY FROM THE COLLECTION OF BROOKS MCCORMICK SOLD FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE INTERNATIONAL CRANE FOUNDATION, Sotheby's, New York, 2007, color illustrations, 143pp, fine, blue cloth (hardcover), Catalogue of the auction held in New York October 5, 2007. Lots 39 through 99 are ornitholgical prints, chiefly from Audubon's Double-Elephant Folio., (Order No: 54127 ), $25.00

36. Van Vleck, Sarita, WAYS OF THE BIRD: A NATURALIST'S GUIDE TO BIRD BEHAVIOR, Lyons & Burford, Publishers, New York, (1993), B&W illustrations, 141pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 155821223X Originally published in 1977 as GROWING WINGS. Through a combination of scientific fact and sensitive observation, the author deciphers the often puzzling ways of a wide variety of birds, examining and explaining nesting, flocking, migration, feeding, and a whole range of other behaviors., (Order No: 19136 ), $5.00

37. Weller, Milton W., THE ISLAND WATERFOWL, Iowa State University Press, Ames, IA, (1980) 1st ed, B&W figures, 121pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0813813107 This careful assessment of many unique and sometimes rare or endangered species of waterfowl endemic on isolated islands sets the stage for the study of adaptation of freshwater birds on oceanic islands., (Order No: 13694 ), $4.00

38. Wells, Maie Lounsbury and Fox, Dorothy, BOY OF THE WOODS: THE STORY OF JOHN JAMES AUDUBON, E. P. Dutton and Company, New York, 1942 1st ed, ill. by Elinore Blaisdell, 142pp, very good w/chipped dustjacket (hardcover), Written for "six-or-eight to twelve-year olds who are the most ardent young nature students and Bird Club members...", (Order No: 55329 ), $5.00

Ray Boas, Bookseller