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PAGE 1 NON-FICTION PAGE 2 RAILWAYS PAGE 3 BIRDS/NATURE PAGE 4 FICTION PAGE 5 ART & EPHEMERA

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1. A Guide to Irish Birds by Christopher Moriarty. Pub.Mercier Press (1967) 176 pages, illustrated. Birds in Ireland; Bird Conservation; A Note on Bird Biology; Classification; Bird Watching; Further Reading; Common Birds - How to recognize them and where to find them. As a former library book it has been cleverly rebuilt as a hardback - the paperback inevitably fell to pieces if receiving much use.€12 2. A Natural History of Ireland by Christopher Moriarty. Pub.Mercier Press (1972) 192 pages. Profusely illustrated with b/w photos. A clean bright copy.€10

3. Bird Habitats in Ireland Editors: Richard Nairn & John O'Halloran Pub.by The Collins Press (2012). In this comprehensive, up-to-date review of the bird communities of all the habitats in Ireland, a team of the most experienced ornithologists in Ireland brings together descriptions of the habitat types and the typical bird species that they support. Illustrated with quality photographs and maps. Hardback, 320 Pages. Neat dedication on contents page. In V.Good condition in good dustwrapper.SOLD 4. Birdlife in Fermanagh by C Wilock (1990) 52 pages plus card cover. Size: (8" x 5.5"). Illustrated with drawings. Excellent condition. Small mark from price label on front cover. SCARCESOLD

5. The Herons of Europe by Claire Voisin - nice clean condition. An ex.library book with the remains of several labels inside front cover and a couple of stamps. In no way detracts from the book.€10 6. The Birds of Howth by James McDonnell - self published (1987). Size A5, 44 pages plus light card cover with drawings in text. Chapters include: nesting birds of the Howth cliffs, woodland birds of Deerpark demesne, nesting seabirds of Ireland's Eye, birds of upland heath, birds of Howth Harbour etc. 44 pages in card covers. Some mild wear to covers and light browning along spine. Also name in pen and address blindstamp to top corner of contents page but otherwise a good copy. SCARCE.€20

7. Our Irish Song Birds (1901) by Charles William Benson. POD reprint of 1901 edition. 250 pages. Pub.Kessinger Publishing, USA. Not something that I would normally buy, or sell, but I purchased it for reference reasons and am now disposing of it.€8 8. Birds of Rathlin by Gerry Bond. Published by the author (1990). 52 pages plus light card cover. Size: (8" x 6"). Brief descriptions of the birds to be found on Rathlin, the island and how to get there. Illustrated with quality b/w photographs. In Very Good used condition. SCARCE.€10

9. Bird Life in Ireland by Don Conroy & Jim Wilson. (1995) The O'Brien Press. Paperback, 208 pages, 16 colour plates, 7 maps, line-drawn illustrations throughout. Very good condition.€8 10. Sketches from Nature in the North of Ireland by Winifred M.A.Brooke. Published by R.Carswell & Son Ltd., Belfast (1935) Hardback, 260 pages, illustrated throughout with small drawings. Slight foxing to end papers.No dustwrapper. Neat inscription inside front cover - Christmas 1942.SOLD

11. Echoes From Cape Clear: A Year on an Irish Island Bird Observatory by Tom & Stephanie Green€25 12. Ireland's Mammals by Juanita Browne.(2005) Hardback, 192 pages, profusely illustrated with high quality colour photographs. (39 species profiles) Front endpaper has dedication written in biro (not by the author) otherwise in excellent condition throughout with a good dustwrapper.€8

13. Park Life: A Year in the Wildlife of an Urban Park by Rick Thompson. Self-published (2020). 172 pages, paperback. A year in the life of a large urban park on the banks of the Warwickshire Avon, and the surprising wildlife to be found as the seasons unfold. There are exciting discoveries, little-known facts, tips on identification, and the legends associated with many of our wild creatures. Mint condition.€7 14. Birds in Central Ireland: Third Mid-Shannon Bird Report (2000-2003) Edited by Stephen Heery. Illustrations by Gordon D'Arcy. 88 pages plus laminated cover (8" x 6"), MINT condition.€20

15. BirdWatching in Ireland with Eric Dempsey (2008) Pub.Gill & Macmillan. This book covers the whole process of appreciating birds on a generic level to the specific methods of identifying different species of birds. Written in a relaxed and easy-to-read style, and rich with breath-taking photographs. Hardback, 229 pages, colour photographs. MINT.€8 16. Wild Ireland by Eamon de Buitlear (1984) Hardback VG.€8

17. Wild Dublin: Exploring Nature in the City by Eanna Ni Lamhna. Pub.O'Brien Press Ltd., Dublin (2009). This book takes the reader above buildings, beneath rivers and canals, amidst bushes and trees, inside the M50 nature abounds. Minks in the Dodder, whales on the coastline, bats in Raheny, newts in Dundrum, badgers in Rathfarnham, otters in Ringsend ....this is a book for the entire family. Large format paperback. 192 pages. Slight crease to rear cover otherwise in very good condition.€4 18. The Book of the Burren (1991) Edited by Richard Broad, Jeff O'Connell and Anne Korff. A comprehensive account of the geology, natural history, archaeology, history and culture of the Burren.228 pages, soft cover, illustrated with b/w and colour photographs. – A well used 'working copy'.€3

19. The Irish Wildlife Book (1980) Ed.Fergus O'Gorman. Illustrated by Gerrit van Gelderen, Éamon de Buitléar and Richard Mills. 161 pages, maps. Slight tear to top of rear dustwrapper - otherwise very good condition.€10 20. "Reader's Digest" Book of British Birds (Deluxe Edition) 2009. Edited By: Robin S Hosie. A revised and updated guide to the recognition, lifestyle and habitat of 217 species of birds commonly seen in Britain. 472 pages, 850 col illus, 208 b/w illus, 208 distribution maps. MINT, shrink wrapped in slipcase.€25

21. Northern Ireland Bird Report 1991-92. Pub.Northern Ireland Birdwatchers' Association. 90 pages plus card cover, illustrated with b/w photographs and drawings. Very good condition.€5 22. Irish Birds (1985). Pub.Irish Wildbird Conservancy. 174 pages plus card cover (8" x 5.5"). illustrated with b/w photographs, charts etc. Good condition.€5

23. Birds Around Belfast. (1981) Pub.RSPB 65 pages, maps, light card cover. Good condition.€5 24. Birds in County Cavan by J. K. Lovatt (2006) 114 pages plus glossy card cover, illustrated with coloured photographs. Barely noticeable crease to bottom right corner of back cover. VERY SCARCE.€20

25. The Birds of the Killarney National Park (1993) A Guide to the Distribution and Status of Bird Species in the National Park. Illustrations by Phil Brennan. Paperback, 88 pages plus cover, illustrated with drawings. Slight wear to cover.€10 26. Ducks, Geese and Swans by Oscar J. Merne (1974) Pub.Hamlyn. Dustwrapper grubby and has an ancient damp stain but interior is bright and clean. Hardback, 160 pages, profusely illustrated with the beautiful artwork of Helen Haywood.€6

27. The Burren by Maryangela Keane. Irish Heritage Series: No.30. (1980). Pub.Eason & Son. Rough enough copy but signed by the legendary Burren expert. 24 pages, full colour, plus cover.€8

29. Watching Seabirds by Richard Perry. Pub.Readers Union (1977). An account of watching sea birds on Lundy and in the Shetlands. Hardback, 230 pages in goog dustwrapper.€5 30. The Bird Table Book in Colour by Tony Soper. Pub.David & Charles. (1977) 4th edition. Hardback, 128 pages, with many useful drawings for nestboxes, birdtables, illustrated with colour photographs. Cover has lost its glossy sheen but otherwise in very good condition.€6

31. Birds of Ireland: An Account of the Distribution Migration and and Habits as Observed in Ireland - Kennedy, Ruttledge, Scroope. Pub.(1954). A very good tightly bound copy in a good pictorial dust wrapper, the text is clean and unmarked, 438 pages, 12 b/w plates.€35 32. Collins Complete Guide to Irish Wildlife by Paul Sterry. Pub.HarperCollins (2010) Softback, 320 pages, (1000 colour photos) - Introduction by Derek Mooney.€6

33. The Birdwatcher's Dictionary by Peter Weaver with drawings by Michael Hodgson. (1981) Hardback, 155 pages with b/w. illustrations. Defines more than 1,100 words and terms. Good condition.€4 34. The Common Tern by Rob Hume. Hamlyn Species Guides (1993) An illustrated monograph on this lively and graceful summer migrant, describing its breeding, migration, plumage, displays, courtship, feeding and nesting. Softback, 127 pages,coloured and b/w illustrations.€5

35. Bird Life in Ireland by Don Conroy & Jim Wilson. The O'Brien Press (1995). Paperback, 208 pages, 16 colour plates, 7 maps, line-drawn illustrations throughout. Very good condition.€7 36. Birds' Eggs and Nesting Habitats by Siegfried Hoeher. 2nd edition (1977). Pub.Blandford Press. Hardback, 194 pages, profusely illustrated with colour plates. Dustwrapper chipped otherwise good condition.€6

37. Irish Seashore Life Pub.Folens.€7 38. A Life in the Wild Eamonn de Buitleir€7

39. The Birds of Wexford by Oscar Merne. Pub.Irish Tourist Board (1974). 48 pages, illustrated, staple bound in card covers.€10 40. An Atlas of Breeding Birds of the Burren and the Aran Islands by Liam Lysaght. Pub.Birdwatch Ireland (2002). Softcover, (9.5" x 6.5"), 160 pages, charts etc. Creasing to back and front covers, dinges to corners but nonetheless a very useful reference work.€10

41. More About British Wild Birds (Young Naturalist Series) by Eric Pochin. Pub.Brockhampton Book Co. Hardback, illustrated. Size: 9" x 5.5". Good used condition.€5 42. The Irish Wildlife Book (1980) Ed.Fergus O'Gorman 161 pages, maps and illustrated by Gerrit van Gelderen, Éamon de Buitléar and Richard Mills. Very good condition.€20

43. The Seabirds of Britain and Ireland by Cramp, Bourne and Saunders. Pub.Collins (1976). Hardback, 288 pages, illustrated, Dustwrapper browned but now protected with plastic cover.€5 44. The Seabirds of Britain and Ireland by Cramp, Bourne and Saunders. Pub.1976. Collins. Hardback, 288 pages, illustrated, dustwrapper protected with plastic cover.€5

45. Last of the Curlews by Fred Bodsworth - Country Book Club edition (1965). The story of the last of its species, the Eskimo Curlew, a bird about to become extinct. The curlew wintered on the southern tip of South America, and then flew across two continents to the Arctic to breed. Once a plentiful, swift, fearless species, the unwary curlew........a tear jerker of a story beautifully told. Hardcover, 128 pages, worn dustwrapper but nice clean interior.SOLD 46. The Birdwatcher's Companion by Malcolm Tait & Olive Tayler. Pub: Robson Books. A handy pocket book which will appeal to all twitchers, birders, ornithologists and garden-tickers. There are many species of birdwatcher, and they're all catered for by this unique book. From the serious (why vultures are dying out in Asia) to the bizarre (the parrot that can read minds); the informative (why waxwings have waxy wings) to the completely ridiculous (the avian footballing XI, starring Bobby Moorhen and Jimmy Grebes). Hardback, 160 pages, mint condition in good dustwrapper.€5

47. Bird Life in Ireland by Don Conroy & Jim Wilson. The O'Brien Press (1995). Paperback, 208 pages, 16 colour plates, 7 maps, line-drawn illustrations throughout. Very good condition.€5

49. Collins Pocket Guide to British Birds by Fitter & Richardson. Hardback, 287 pages in tatty dustcover. Nice clean interior. Profusely illustrated with b/w and colour photographs.€5 50. Down the Dodder by Christopher Moriarty. (1991) Wolfhound Press. As New, scarce 1st edition soft cover book is in as new condition. 184 pages, copiously illustrated with black and white and colour photographs, maps and drawings.€15

51. Bird Life in Ireland by Don Conroy & Jim Wilson. (1995) The O'Brien Press. Paperback, 208 pages, 16 colour plates, 7 maps, line-drawn illustrations throughout. Very good condition.€5 52. Birds of the Homeplace: The Lives of Ireland's Familiar Birds by Anthony McGeehan And Julian Wyllie. Collins Press (2014). Everyone has a space - gardens, farmland and oases of natural habitat to enjoy everyday encounters with birds. Familiar the birds may be but their lives can fascinate and they are adapted to survive in ways that surprise. Features seventy species, including Coal Tits, which choose to drop more seed from feeders than they carry away, to Swallows, which avoid dying from thirst while crossing the Sahara. Hardback, coffee table book, 300 pages, profusely illustrated.€22

53. Birds of the Homeplace: The Lives of Ireland's Familiar Birds by Anthony McGeehan And Julian Wyllie. Collins Press (2014). Everyone has a space - gardens, farmland and oases of natural habitat to enjoy everyday encounters with birds. Familiar the birds may be but their lives can fascinate and they are adapted to survive in ways that surprise. Features seventy species, including Coal Tits, which choose to drop more seed from feeders than they carry away, to Swallows, which avoid dying from thirst while crossing the Sahara. Hardback, coffee table book, 300 pages, profusely illustrated.€22

55. The Guide to the Birds of Ireland by Gordon D'Arcy. Pub.Irish Wildlife Publications (1981).
A comprehensive guide to the birds of Ireland. Beautifully illustrated with b/w and colour artwork by the author.
Hardback, 176 pages. Cover has a few knocks and very slight grubbieness to inside of covers. Otherwise a nice copy - priced to sell. €5
56. Fauna Britannica by Dr Stefan Buczacki. Hamlyn (2002)
This reference to British natural history, its folklore and tradition explores how animals have enriched our culture, from the spider that reputedly influenced Robert the Bruce to the local superstitions that robins portend death. Over 3,000 entries range from common snails and earthworms to deer and the golden eagle, with information on each species detailing: history, folklore, habitat, characteristics. Almost mint condition, hardcover, 528 pages.€8

57. RSPB New Birdfeeder Handbook by Robert Burton. Pub.Dorling Kindersley
Enjoy the wealth of birds that feed, bathe and nest in gardens of all sizes with this fully updated and enlarged edition of the Birdfeeder Handbook. Contains information on how to attract birds to your garden. The basic elements of a good bird garden are examined systematically from garden layout and plant selection to the best place to put a nest box.
Hardback, 224 pages, profusely illustrated. In nice, clean condition.€4
58. Irish Rivers by Éamon de Buitléar. Pub.Country House (1985)
Éamon de Buitléar was one of Ireland's pioneering wildlife film-makers. In his introduction to Irish Rivers he recalls his childhood memories of living by the Dargle river in County Wicklow and it was here that he caught his first fish at the age of five.
Hardcover in very good condition in a good dustwrapper. 128 pages with colour photographs.€7

59. The Birds of Wexford Ireland by Oscar Merne. Pub.South East Tourism (1974)
Soft back, 48 pages, illustrated. Coloured and black and white illustrations; maps. Good clean used condition.€8
60. To the Waters and the Wild by Gerrit van Gelderen. Pub.Brandon Books (1985)
Adventures of a wildlife film maker. Gerrit van Gelderen (1926-1994) was a Dutch-born naturalist, wildlife broadcaster, film-maker, illustrator and cartoonist, who lived and worked in Ireland for a large part of his life. He is famous for his television work on Amuigh Faoin Spéir with Éamon de Buitléar, and his series "To the Waters and the Wild" that ran from 1974 - 1994.
Hardback, 124 pages, illustrated with b/w photographs and drawings - in very good condition.€8

61. The Guide to the Birds of Ireland by Gordon D'Arcy. Pub.Irish Wildlife Publications (1981).
A comprehensive guide to the birds of Ireland. Beautifully illustrated with b/w and colour artwork by the author.
Hardback, 176 pages. Cover has a few knocks and very slight grubbieness to inside of covers. Otherwise a nice clean copy - priced to sell.
This is a second copy!€5
62. A List of the Birds of Ireland by Rev.P.G.Kennedy. Pub.National Museum of Ireland (1961)
110 pages, plus a slightly worn card cover, New old stock in excellent condition. €10

63. The Natural History of Cape Clear 1959 – 2019 by Steve Wing. Self-published (2020)
Cape Clear Island lies off the south-west coast of County Cork and is the southernmost inhabited part of Ireland with a population of just 147 people. Cape Clear Bird Observatory, nestled in the North Harbour is one of Ireland’s best known bird watching destinations, where bird migration has been studied since 1959. Steve Wing moved to Cape Clear in 1998 as warden of the Bird Observatory and he brings us the history of this natural, bewitching and wondrous island.
Hardback, 300 pages, profusely illustrated with colour and b/w photographs. Brand new and unread. Out of print and ultra scarce. €40
64. Forestry & Wildlife Service: Nature Trail Portumna Woods #14
20 pages including cover, illustrated walking guide with maps and descriptions of flora and fauna to be seen,
In good condition. €5

65. Some of my best friends are animals by Terry Murphy. Pub.Paddington Press (1979)
Terry Murphy was Superintendent/Director of Dublin Zoo from 1957 till 1984. This is his autobiography in which he shares a wealth of animal anecdotes that are hilariously funny, sad, touching, ridiculous and always entertaining. He describes rearing baby creatures that are weak or neglected; handling dangerous animals when they are sick or giving birth; the chaos of sharing his home with everything from a clumsy kangaroo to an armful of tiger cubs; the joy of successfully breeding endangered species; and the problems of retrieving animals when they escape.
Hardback in very good condition, good dustwrapper, small neat dedication on front end paper. €8
66. Shannon Airport Lagoon: A Unique Irish Habitat by Tom Lynch. Pub.Clare Branch of Birdwatch Ireland (2003)
Species guide, Size: A5, softcover, 85 pages profusely illustrated with colour photographs. As new save for small dinge to bottom right corner. €10

67. Ireland. A Smithsonian Natural History by Michael Viney. Pub.Blackstaff Press (2003) 1st edition
A natural history of Ireland, covering the plants, animals, geology and climate of the country.Michael Viney is an English born artist, author, broadcaster, and journalist, based in Ireland. He has published "Another Life", a weekly column in The Irish Times, since 1977 when he settled in rural County Mayo.Hardback in mint condition in perfect dustwrapper, 336 pages with colour plates. €10
68. Ireland's Wildlife Year by Eric Dempsey. Pub.Gill & MacMillan (2011)A superbly illustrated survey of the four seasons in the Irish natural environment which traces the development of plants and trees, the movements of birds and animals and the changing face of the Irish landscape over one calendar year.Hardback, 272 pages, profusely illustrated - as new.€12

69. Birds of North Munster. A Ten Year Report. Pub.Irish Wildbird Conservancy (1981) (8.5" x 5.5"), 56 pages plus cover, illustrated with b/w photographs and maps. In good condition with slight cover wear. SCARCE. €15 70. Snooky's Progress: A True Tale by Lolita Alexander. Pub.Spectator Newspapers, Bangor, Co.Down (2000) The true story of a badger cub rescued by the author. 42 pages, card cover, illustrated. New but slight knock to top right corner which has zero effect on the book. SCARCE. €10

71. Birds of Clare & Limerick 1982-1991. Compiled by Liam Lysaght and three others. Pub.Irish Wildbird Conservancy (1994)
Size A5, softcover, 112 pages plus card cover. Illustrated b/w photograohs and drawings. Excellent condition. €10
72. The Birds of Louth by D.Douglas, P.Greer and M.Heelan. Pub.Drogheda Independent (1989)
Softcover, 112 pages, illustrated b/w drawings. Very slight foxing inside front cover and the cover itself is a bit battered.
Contents in excellent condition. A very scarce item. SOLD

73. The New Naturalist: British Game by Brian Vesey-Fitzgerald. Pub.Collins (1946)
British Game ranges beyond the strict legal interpretation of game and is full of interesting details about the birds and beasts that should interest sportsmen. Brian Vesey-Fitzgerald was the editor of "The Field" and was a considerable naturalist in his own right.
1st edition in good dustwrapper, 240 pages, ill.with colour and black and white plates.
In very good condition save for some tiny spotting inside front and back covers. Good enough to give as a present. SOLD
74. Strangford Lough: The Wildlife of an Irish Sea Lough by Robert Brown. Pub.Queen's University, Belfast (1990)
Hardback in worn dustwrapper but contents very good. 228 pages, illustrated with colour photographs. €10

75. Nature Guide to the Aran Islands by Con O'Rourke. Pub.Lilliput Press (2006)
Softcover, 170 pages with many colour photographs.
Ex.Clondalkin Library with all the usual stamps and remains of labels - otherwise in nice clean condition.
Has been recovered in plastic which makes it a handy working guide to go in your rucksack if visiting the islands. €6
76. Sporting Birds of Britain & Ireland by Brian Martin and Rodger McPhail. Pub.David & Charles (1992)
Revised edition, hardcover in good dustwrapper with slightly sunned spine otherwise in excellent condition.
256 pages, illustrated with superb colour paintings, b/w photographs and drawings. Fit for any coffee table! €10

77. Irish Birds by Paul Hillis. Pub.Eason & Son (1979)
Irish Heritage Series No.23. A brief introduction to Irish birds.
36 pages plus card covers, illustrated with colour photographs. €7
78. James Sheals: Naturalist and Taxidermist by Marshall McKee. Pub.Ulster Museum (1983)
Large format soft cover, 72 pages, colour & b/w photographs, catalogue of specimens. Detailed account of the firm of James Sheals and their work, Victorian taxidermy, a list of rare birds recorded by Alfred Sheals and a catalogue of the Sheals Collection at the Ulster Museum. €12

79. Wexford's Wild Heritage by Alan Maguire, Christopher J. Wilson and Don Conroy. Pub.Reardon Publishing (2014)
Large format hardback, 80 pages profusely illustrated with superb colour photographs. In superb condition. SOLD
80. The Bird Table Book by Tony Soper. Pub.David & Charles, 6th edition (1992)
Hardcover, 192 pages, b/w diagrams and drawings, colour plates including full-page. Illustrated advice on enticing birds to the garden. Chapters on - Bird Gardening. Birds + Bird Tables, Bathing and Drinking, Nest Boxes. In superb condition.€7

81. Swan Life by Mark Nicolaides. Self-published. (2015)
The heart-warming account of the trials and tribulations experienced by a pair of mute swans, as they struggle to raise a family on Dorset’s River Stour. Gaining the complete trust of the birds, the author reveals rarely seen aspects of a swan’s life. A5 Softback, 106 pages. Brand new. €10
82. Where to watch birds in Britain and Ireland: a birdwatchers guide by David Tipling. Pub.New Holland Publishers (2004)
Hardback, as new in slightly worn dustwrapper. Image shows with dustwrapper removed. 176 pages, colour photographs, maps. Contains 300 of the most popular birding sites in Britain and Ireland. Provides valuable information on access, location, habitat type, best time to visit and the birds you are likely to encounter.€5

83. The Shannon Floodlands: a Natural History by Stephen Steery. Pub.Tír Eolas (1993)
The book traces the development of the Shannon Callows since the Ice Age and describes the impact of the annual flooding that has shaped the lives of those who have farmed here over the last few thousand years. Includes a detailed survey of the many species of flora and fauna found in such abundance, and concludes with a thoughtful discussion of the ways nature, farming and tourism can co-exist.Large format softback, 168 pages, illustrated with photographs and drawings. In good condition save for a very slight nick to top right hand front cover - see image. €5
84. The Bird Table Book by Tony Soper. Pub.David & Charles. 6th edition (1992)
Hardcover, 192 pages, b/w diagrams and drawings, colour plates including full-page. Illustrated advice on enticing birds to the garden. Chapters on - Bird Gardening. Birds + Bird Tables, Bathing and Drinking, Nest Boxes. A slight scratch on front cover and a tiny grubby mark inside front cover. Priced accordingly - €5

85. Merlins of the Wicklow Mountains by Anthony McElheron. Pub.Currach Press (2005)
A study of Merlins in the Wicklow Mountains area of the Irish east coast. The author is Conservation Ranger working for the National Parks and Wildlife Service, Eastern Region.
Hardback, 90 pages in slightly worn dustwrapper. Colour photographs, illustrations and map. SOLD
86. Down the Dodder by Christopher Moriarty. (1991) Wolfhound Press. As New, scarce 1st edition soft cover book is in as new condition. 184 pages, copiously illustrated with black and white and colour photographs, maps and drawings. Some minor creasing to cover - otherwise in perfect condition. €6

87. Wildlife Narrative: Eye on Nature by Michael & Ethna Viney. Pub.The Irish Times (1999)
Book is based on Michael Viney's long running Irish Times column of the same name. Softcover, 172 pages, illustrated with small drawings.
Small dedication inside which in no way detracts from the book which is in excellent condition.€6
88. A Life in the Trees: a Personal Account of the Great Spotted Woodpecker by Declan Murphy. Pub.Lilliput Press (2018)
The Great Spotted Woodpecker was first bred in Ireland in 2009. Since then the author has followed the daily lives of this species, a family of whom had taken up residence in a wind-torn Spanish chestnut tree near his home in the depths of County Wicklow. Softcover, 150 pages, illustrated with colour photographs and b/w drawings. Very good condition.€10

89. The Birds and Flowers of the Saltee Islands by Kenneth W.Perry and Stephen W.Warburton. Published by the authors (1975)
Hardback with good dustwrapper, 170 pages, illustrated with b/w photographs. Extremely scarce. Tiny, discreet sticker inside with name and address of previous owner - in no way detracts from book. SOLD
90. Managing Dublin Bay edited by Mark Brunton, Frank Convery and Anne Johnson. Pub.University College Dublin (1987)
Softcover, large format (9" x 7"), 192 pages. A technical book rather than one for the coffee table. Virtually unread condition.€8

91. The IPCC Guide to Irish Peatlands edited by Catherine O'Connell. Pub.Irish Peatland Conservation Council (1987)
All you ever wanted to know about Irish Peatlands but were afraid to ask....The Inspiration of Peatlands / The Distribution and Formation of Irish Peatlands / Bog Vegetation / Fen Vegetation / The Fauna of Bogs / The Fauna of Fens / Insects of Peatlands / The Archaeology of Peatlands / Vegetation History / Erosion of Mountain Blanket Bogs / Management of Conserved Peatlands...
Soft cover, 102 Pages, illustrated and in very nice condition.€8
92. The Hidden Gardens of Ireland: Where to Find Them by Marianne Heron. Pub.Gill & Macmillan (1996)
Aimed at fanatical gardeners and inveterate garden visitors, as well as for all who would ever set out on a jaunt. 100 gardens on the island of Ireland are included.
278 pages in good used condition.€5

93. A Hawk in the Hand by Philip Glasier. Pub.Robinson Publishing (1990)
An autobiography on the life & times of Phillip Glasier one of the most respected British Falconers of all-time.
1st edition in good dustwrapper. Colour and b/w photographs.€7
94. Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises by Ronald M.Lockley. Pub.David & Charles (1979)
Hardback in slightly discoloured dustwrapper but in very good general condition. 200 pages, illustrated with b/w and colour images.SOLD

95. A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and A Vision for the Future by Sir David Attenborough. Pub: Witness Books (2020)
'I am 94. I've had an extraordinary life. It's only now that I appreciate how extraordinary. As a young man, I felt I was out there in the wild, experiencing the untouched natural world - but it was an illusion. The tragedy of our time has been happening all around us, barely noticeable from day to day - the loss of our planet's wild places, its biodiversity.
I have been witness to this decline. A Life on Our Planet is my witness statement, and my vision for the future. It is the story of how we came to make this, our greatest mistake - and how, if we act now, we can yet put it right. All we need is the will to do so.' Hardback, 266 pages, in good condition in a good dustwrapper.€6
96. Best Irish Walks by Joss Lynam
This 3rd edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, with new computer-generated maps. It describes over 75 different routes ranging from formidable climbs in the Kerry mountains to delightful treks along the river valleys. Mint condition.€5

97. Birds of Ireland. Pub.Paragon Books (2000). Printed in China. Small hardback (5.5" x 4.5"), 58 pages with some of the worst examples of bird paintings that I've ever come across. Only for the diehard collector of ornithological books. Condition: fair. Not recommended!€8 98. Where to Watch Birds in Waterford. Pub.Irish Wildbird Coservancy (1991)
SCARCE item in excellent condition save for a small crease to one corner of back cover.
A5 size, 120 pages + card cover, illustrated with b/w photographs.
Comes with a bonus item - a very rough copy of Oscar Merne's booklet "The Birds of Wexford" (48 pages + cover).€20

99. A Natural Year by Michael Fewer. Pub.Merrion Press (2020)
Critically acclaimed travel writer Michael Fewer celebrates the everyday wonder of Irish nature in these beautifully written diaries, observed from his homes in south Dublin and rural Waterford.
Large format paperback, 296 pages,illustrated with colour photographs and drawings. In as new condition.€5
100. Freshwater Birds of Ireland by Jim Wilson & Mark Carmody. Pub.Collins Press (2011)
Large format softback, 160 pages, illustrated. In excellent condition.€8

101. Wild Mayo by Michael Viney. Pub.Mayo County Council (2009).
Wild Mayo is a celebration of the county's fascinating breadth of nature. Mayo has a plethora of habitats which ranges from mountain summits, through rolling peatlands, to unspoiled shores, across a lacework of lakes and rivers, very well described by the Author who had an intimate knowledge and great empathy for this beautiful county. Hardback, 99 pages, illustrated with colour and b/w photographs. In a very good dustwrapper - mint condition and appears unread.SOLD

102. Pocket Guide to the Cliffs of Moher by Tony Whilde. Pub.Appletree Press (1987)
72 pages, illustrated. Slight cover wear but a nice clean copy of this useful guide. €4.

103. Lough Key Forest Park Guide. Pub.Forest & Wildlife Service
A5, softcover in nice condition. 44 pages, illustrated with b/w photos and drawings.
Appears to have been published in the 1970s and is very much in the style of official guides then in vogue - dry! €5


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