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  • Beehler, Bruce M.; Pratt, Thane K.; Zimmerman, Dale A.
    Birds of New Guinea (Handbook

    Edition: First Edition

    Priceton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1986. Octavo, black cloth. pp 672. 54 plates, most in colour, two maps, index. Fine in fine jacket. "New Guinea, the largest tropical island, supports a spectacular bird fauna characterized by cassowaries, megapodes, pigeons, parrots, kingfishers, and owlet-nightjars, as well as the iconic birds of paradise and bowerbirds. Of the nearly 800 species of birds recorded from New Guinea, more than 350 are found nowhere else on Earth. This comprehensive annotated checklist of distribution, taxonomy, and systematics of the birds of New Guinea is the first formal review of this avifauna since Ernst Mayr's Checklist, published in 1941. This new book brings together all the systematic, taxonomic, and distributional research conducted on the region's…

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    Priceton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1986. Octavo, black cloth. pp 672. 54 plates, most in colour, two maps, index. Fine in fine jacket. "New Guinea, the largest tropical island, supports a spectacular bird fauna characterized by cassowaries, megapodes, pigeons, parrots, kingfishers, and owlet-nightjars, as well as the iconic birds of paradise and bowerbirds. Of the nearly 800 species of birds recorded from New Guinea, more than 350 are found nowhere else on Earth. This comprehensive annotated checklist of distribution, taxonomy, and systematics of the birds of New Guinea is the first formal review of this avifauna since Ernst Mayr's Checklist, published in 1941. This new book brings together all the systematic, taxonomic, and distributional research conducted on the region's bird families over the last 70 years. Bruce Beehler and Thane Pratt provide the scientific foundation for the names, geographic distributions, and systematic arrangement of New Guinea's bird fauna. All technical information is annotated and a geographic gazetteer and bibliography are included. This book is an ideal complement to the Birds of New Guinea field guide also published by Princeton, and is an essential technical reference for all scientific libraries, ornithologists, and those interested in bird classification. The first complete revision of the New Guinea bird fauna since 1941. Accounts for 75 bird species new to the region. Includes a geographic gazetteer, bibliography, and explanations of taxonomic and systematic classifications"

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46351
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  • Flannery, Tim
    Mammals of New Guinea. Revised and updated edition

    Chatwood, NSW: Reed, 1995. Quarto, blue boards. pp 568. Colour photos, tables, maps, index. Note: 2.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46196
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  • TEMPLE, Philip
    NAWORK ! the New Zealand expedition to New Guinea's highest mountains

    London: Travel Book Club, 1963. Blue boards. pp (xiv), 189. Index. Fine in jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44664
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  • LINDALL, Edward
    THE FIRES OF KIWAI

    Edition: First UK printing

    London: Heinemann, 1968. Octavo, 184 pp. Mauve boards. Fine in jacket, no owner names, flap price intact. A novel set on an island in the Bismarck Archipelago of New Guinea, by this Australian author.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 28036
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  • Tim F. Flannery
    Throwim Way Leg: Tree-Kangaroos, Possums, and Penis Gourds-On the Track of Unknown Mammals in Wildest New Guinea

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1999. Fourth printing. Cloth & boards. Colour photos. Small ink owner name, else fine in fine jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 47197
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  • MATTHIESSEN, Peter
    UNDER THE MOUNTAIN WALL. A Chronicle of Two Seasons in the Stone Age.

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Viking, 1962. Second state (book club). Black cloth, endpaper maps. xvi, 256, xvi-xxxii (photo credits and index) pp. Main body of text printed on pale green paper. Photo plates inserted. A fine copy, no owner names. Black dust jacket has mild rubbing to spine folds and front flap fold, 1 cm tear to front panel, VG otherwise, no chips, flap price intact. The author's experiences in 1961 among a stone age people while with the Harvard-Peabody Expedition to New Guinea. This copy has the second grouping of plates placed between pp 160-61 instead of at the end where the author intended and in fact insisted they be in order not to interrupt his narrative. Such copies were…

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    New York: Viking, 1962. Second state (book club). Black cloth, endpaper maps. xvi, 256, xvi-xxxii (photo credits and index) pp. Main body of text printed on pale green paper. Photo plates inserted. A fine copy, no owner names. Black dust jacket has mild rubbing to spine folds and front flap fold, 1 cm tear to front panel, VG otherwise, no chips, flap price intact. The author's experiences in 1961 among a stone age people while with the Harvard-Peabody Expedition to New Guinea. This copy has the second grouping of plates placed between pp 160-61 instead of at the end where the author intended and in fact insisted they be in order not to interrupt his narrative. Such copies were the first bound, but the publisher caught the error before publication and sold almost all of those copies off to a book club and then corrected the placement for their own trade issue. The book club cancelled the contents leaf and supplied a new one (attached to the stub) which locates the plates in the place that they actually appear in the book, making a 2nd state of the first printing (the first published trade edition is actually the 2nd printing). Copies with the plates in the wrong place and with the contents leaf integral and incorrectly locating the plates are of the first state - quite rare as very few got out. At the bottom of the new contents leaf are the words "Book Club Edition", an unusual place for such a designation, and the only place on the book or jacket that phrase appears. The jacket is not a book club jacket, but the regular trade jacket. Obviously, the edition size of this book club issue is not the large number of the typical book club edition.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 21924
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