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For Sale

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Standard bound British Birds volumes for sale.
I have the following two runs of standard bound British Birds for sale, in very good condition. The journal is very good reading and advertised here at a bargain price as I’d like to create some space.
1948 to 1961 (14x volumes) – £25.00
1963 to 1983 (21x volumes) – £25.00
I’m happy to donate 20% to NTBC funds and arrange delivery (within reason) as required. If interested, please contact Steve Holliday on 07786 213699.

Cramp et al. Handbook of the Birds of Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. Vols 1-5 (out of 7). RSPB/O.U.P., 1977-88.
I’ve recently bought a large collection, and need to make some space! The cheapest equivalent copies I can find online for these vols range from £15 – £30 each. These 5 can be yours for £60, of which I will donate £10 to Club. They are all in VG condition, just a little sunned to spines, and 2 of them have neatly-repaired 1cm closed tears to head of spine (N.B. Never pull a heavy book off the shelf like that!)
Brown, Urban & Newman. Birds of Africa, Vols. 1-3 (of 7). Academic Press, 1982-88.
VG+ condition, with sunning to spines of V.2 and 3. Cheapest I can find £27 – £42 each. I can do £75, again with £10 going to Club.  I can deliver to  N. Tyneside/ Ncle, or rendezvous with anyone further afield.


Birds of the British Isles. By Bannerman, David (illus. by George Lodge), Oliver & Boyd, 1953-63. 12 vols. Hbk.
VG set in VG- d/ws. 8 of the wrappers have small closed tears to head of spine, Vol. 4 has small loss to tail of spine, Vol.1 has small loss to corner of front paste-down illustration, and Vols. 3 & 4 have very slight rippling to bottom front edge. Green cloth with gilt lettering is undamaged. Bindings are tight and upright. Light foxing to fore-edges. Internally immaculate, with the plates in excellent condition. Bookplates from Lord Barber of Tewkesbury to ffeps.
£200 for the set (listed on Amazon at £250, which is very competitive for a full set online), of which I will donate £20 to Club. Can deliver in south of county, or rendezvous to hand over safely if further afield.
EAGLES,HAWKS AND FALCONS OF THE WORLD (Brown,Leslie & Amadon, Dean). Country Life Books 1968. 2-VOL. SET IN SLIPCASE.
Immaculate set in lightly-worn slipcase. 125 full-colour paintings by Peterson, Talbot Kelly, Harrison and others. Bookplates from Lord Barber of Tewkesbury to front endpapers. The two plates of Gyrfalcon by Henry are particularly stunning. £45, with £5 going to Club funds. Cheapest comparable set I can find online is £52. Delivery /collection by arrangement.
BIRDS OF THE WORLD: 108 weekly parts building to “First complete full-colour encyclopaedia of birds”. IPC Magazines, 1969-70.
Over 3000 pages, bound in 9 grey cloth A4 -size volumes, with gilt titles. Immaculate set; older members will remember the publication. A very smart set, full to the brim with colour photographs and artwork. £35, with £5 going to Club funds. Again delivery/collection by arrangement.

Contact Alan Macfarlane 07926369140 for any of the above.

Alan Macfarlane has recently acquired two sizeable bird book collections. In the absence of two of his usual outlets at Club meetings and Tynemouth Station Book Fair, he is running out of storage space. Anyone who is missing the chance to snap up a bargain, or just feels their pockets are getting too heavy, is welcome to view the books (and have a coffee and chat) at Alan’s home in Monkseaton. Masks, sanitiser and ventilation will be in use, but you can have the book room to yourself. Both the Macs are double-jabbed. Call or text Alan on 07926369140 if interested. Absolutely no obligation to buy. As usual, 10% goes to Club funds.