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b0007jl95y The Secret of Eye-Sign: by S. W. E. Bishop (Author)
Eye Sign - Rare - Hare to Find - Racing Pigeon Book - Everything you need to know about the approach to Eye Sign for Racing Pigeons
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$99.99
080142528x Life of the Pigeon: by Alexander F. Skutch (Author)  & Dana Garner (Illustrator)
Rare Pigeon Book - Alexander F. Skutch, regarded as one of the world's greatest ornithologists. Captures the Essence of the Life of a Pigeon in a Digestible form & Beautifully Illustrated by Dana Garner
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$79.99
0727014986 Pigeons and Doves of Australia: by H.J. Frith (Author)
Detailed book on the 25 species of Australia's Pigeons & Doves! Including nomenclature, history, distribution, feeding, breeding, nesting, habitats, maps, activity, behavior & more.
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$89.99
b00717vqzs In-Breeding: What It Is and What It Does: by C. A. House (Author) & W. Watmough (Author)
The Secret of success in Livestock culture fully described. A Treatise of the greatest value to breeders of all kinds of animals, pigeons, birds, poultry & dogs.
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$99.99
1558210547 Aloft A Meditation on Pigeons and Pigeon Flying: by Stephen J. Bodio (Author)
RARE 1st edition & 1st Printing!! This book Chronicles Bodio's love of Homers, Carriers, Catalonian Tumblers, Racers & a passion of keeping & flying Pigeons
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$69.99
b0086uoz66 The Wood Pigeon: by R. K. Murton (Author)
From the New Naturalist Monograph Series - Volume 20 (1965); Covers Breeding, Feeding, Behavior, Movement & Diseases. Fully illustrated - maps & photographs
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$99.99
Ostrich Farming: by Dr. Joseph Batty (Author)
The author examines the background history and draws on the experiences of ostrich farmers from many lands.  Management, rearing, incubation, feeding and other aspects are all covered. 
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$99.99
The Flag Flying System: by Alfred Stains (Author)
Rarest Pigeon book about the Right method of Loft-Flying! Describing the techniques of young and old birds and Presents a practical method of handling Racing Pigeons
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$129.99
0729000311 Guide to Pigeons of the World: by Andrew McNeillie
Great guide book on pigeons with topics on standards and breeds, housing, racing and more!
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$29.99
The Sport of Pigeon Racing: by Dr. William Anderson (Author)
Comprehensive guide book on the racing pigeons. RARE and HARD to find book!
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$21.99
b00hbvzwfo The Modern Fantail: by Tim Burke (Author) & Rod Lysne (Author)
RARE 1st edition! Dedicated to the Fantail species - lots of information for the expert or beginner!
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$49.99
	How to Become and Stay a Champion Part 5 101 Methods: by Jules Gallez (Author)
Out of Print & Hard to Find! Volume 5 of Set of 5 books by Jules Gallez. 101 Methods Part V on Raising Raising Pigeons - All Volumes available.
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$24.99
b0007ak7qk The Eyes and other guides to Success: by John Lambrechts (Author)
Assessing the quality of the pigeon by Eye-Sign. RARE & Vintage by John Lambrechts, One of the greatest, top figures in the post-war history of pigeon racing. He expected his birds to perform or else & his entire approach was geared to just one goal – top efficiency
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$99.99
0959613706 A Practical Approach to the Study of Eye-Sign (in Racing Pigeons): by R. Fleming (Author)
Eye-Sign - A Rare Hare to Find Racing Pigeon Book! - Assessing the quality of the pigeon's Eye Sign. Filled with color photos and black & white diagrams.
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$99.99
Hints for Racing Pigeon Fanciers / Wenken voor Duivenliefhebbers: by Jules Gallez (Author)
Out of Print and Very hard to find - An additional Racing Pigeon Book by Jules Gallez separate from his Set of 5, 101 Method Books. Half of the book is English & The other half of the book is written in Dutch.
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$59.99
0720705010 Beginner\'s Guide to Pigeon Racing: by S.W.E Bishop
Latest & most up-to-date information on how pigeons are managed & raced today - containing sixteen chapters! From the expert!
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$59.99
0806937203 Pigeon Racing: by Dr. Herbert R. Axelrod (Author) & Edwin C. Welty (Author)
Great guide book on pigeon breeding, lofts, feeding, breeding season, moult, colors, racing and more. 19 chapters! Written by two of the leading experts in this field!
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$49.99
0853900299 Pierre Dordin The Complete Fancier His Life His Pigeons His Studies: by Dr Tim Lovel (Author)
Biography of the world's greatest pigeon fancier Pierre Dordin - Winner of 12 Nationals, 3 internationals Pigeon races & Pigeon Breeder!
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$69.99
0904558908 West of England Flying Tumbler: by Jeffrey Oldham (Author)
Everything you need to know about the Flying Tumbler!
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$59.99
3886200094 Healthy Pigeons: by Dr. L. Schrag (Author)
Pigeon diseases, prevention and treatment with numerous illustrations! 5th edition
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$49.99
b0007jl95y The Secret of Eye-Sign: by S. W. E. Bishop (Author)
The Secret of Eye-Sign: by S. W. E. Bishop (Author) (B0007JL95Y )

Very RARE and hard to find book! 

An illustrated treatise on the influence of Eye-Sign, based on Mr. S. W. E. Bishop's investigations and experiments - 2nd edition (1954)
The Long-Distance Fancier's key to "Eye-Sign" - the only visible characteristic for selection in breeding and racing long-distance winners.


This book is well used.  Front cover is water stain and the owner has his name on the front cover twice.  Pages on this book are discolored due to age.  The detailed information is this book is not impacted by the front cover wear described about.
 
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Product Details

  • Condition: Used – Good (G) - Water damage on the front/back cover and owner name twice on the first few pages. No ripped pages.
  • Hardcover: 52 pages 
  • Publisher: All-British Pigeon Racing Pub. Co; 2nd edition (1954)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: B&W photos
  • ISBN-10:                          
  • ISBN-13: 
  • ASIN: B0007JL95Y 
  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 12 x .4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 115 g

Contents:

1.  Part One - Proving the value of Eye Sign as a guide to the selection of long distance racing pigeons
2.  Part Two - the wonderful mechanism of a pigeon's eye
3.  Part Three - the "Formula of Recognition" and how to use it when selecting long distance pigeons
4.  Part Four - Making practical use of the "Formula of Recognition " and the mating and racing of birds by "Eye-Sign
5.  Part Five - "The Eyes of the Champion" (Reprinted from Pigeon Racing News and Gazette written by C.J. Cranstoun)..
6.  Glossary of Terms

Eye Sign - Rare - Hare to Find - Racing Pigeon Book - Everything you need to know about the approach to Eye Sign for Racing Pigeons
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$99.99
080142528x Life of the Pigeon: by Alexander F. Skutch (Author)  & Dana Garner (Illustrator)
Life of the Pigeon: by Alexander F. Skutch (Author) & Dana Garner (Illustrator) (9780801425288 )

"Skutch combines his personal knowledge of pigeons that he has watched near his Costa Rican home with a masterful summary of the published literature on Columbids of the world.  The doves and pigeons of the world are a fascinating lot. Alexander Skutch, aided by Dana Gardner, captures the essence of their life and presents it in an easily digestible form. Although scientists may be exasperated by some of the elements of the presentation, any student of birds will be enlightened and entertained by reading Life of the Pigeon." -- Ornithological Literature


Large format, beautifully illustrated with many full page color plates and black and white drawings, 130 pages.

Product Details

  • Condition: New - Still Wrapped in Plastic
  • Hardcover: 130 pages with dust jacket
  • Publisher: Comstock Publishing Associates / Cornell University Press, Ithaca (1991)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: Color plates and B&W drawings
  • ISBN-10: 080142528X                        
  • ISBN-13: 978-0801425288
  • Product Dimensions: 31.5 x 23.5 x .9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 Kg

About the Author:

Alexander Skutch was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He received a Doctorate in Botany from Johns Hopkins University. He then found employment with United Fruit Company, which had a problem with banana diseases, for which it needed the expertise of a botanist.

After an initial stay in Jamaica, Skutch traveled to Guatemala, Panama and Honduras. During this time he fell in love with the tropics and also acquired a deep interest in birds. He began studying their habits.

Skutch collected plants for museums to make money, but observing birds remained his life’s main focus. In 1941 he purchased a farm in Costa Rica, where he lived for the rest of his life. In 1950, Skutch married Pamela Lancaster, who was also a naturalist.

One of the writers of his obituary said: "A lifelong vegetarian, Skutch grew corn, yucca and other crops, and, without running water until the 1990s, bathed and drank from the nearest stream. He believed in "treading lightly on the mother Earth". With his wife Pamela, daughter of the English naturalist Sir Ray Lankester, whom he married in 1950, and their adopted son Edwin, he stayed there for the rest of his life."

Skutch wrote over 40 books and over 200 papers on ornithology, preferring a descriptive style and eschewing statistics and even banding.

Alexander Skutch died one week before his 100th birthday, in the same year he received the Loye and Alden Miller Research Award. He is universally regarded as one of the world's greatest ornithologists.

Reference: New York Times: Alexander Skutch, 99, Expert On Central American Birds


Rare Pigeon Book - Alexander F. Skutch, regarded as one of the world's greatest ornithologists. Captures the Essence of the Life of a Pigeon in a Digestible form & Beautifully Illustrated by Dana Garner
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$79.99
0727014986 Pigeons and Doves of Australia: by H.J. Frith (Author)
Pigeons and Doves of Australia: by H.J. Frith (Author) (9780727014986)

This book is devoted to individual accounts of Australia's 22 native and 3 introduced species.  These comprehensive accounts embrace all areas of knowledge - including nomenclature, history, distribution, feeding, breeding, nesting information,important habitats, general activity and behavior.

Also included are distribution Maps showing the areas where each species occurs and sonagrams, diagrams representing the sounds made by a number of species.

Individual section for each bird species.

This is a very large and heavy book. 

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Product Details

  • Condition: Used – Near Fine (NF) - minor imperfections on dust jacket
  • Hardcover: 304 pages with dust jacket
  • Publisher: Rigby Publishers (1982) 
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: B&W photos, Color plates and hand illustrations
  • ISBN-10: 0727014986              
  • ISBN-13: 978-0727014986              
  • Product Dimensions: 29 x 21.5 x 3.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 Kg

Contents:

1.  Biology of Pigeons
2.  Aviculture
3.  Black-banded Pigeon
4.  Wompoo Pigeon
5.  Red-Crowned Pigeon
6.  Purple-crowned Pigeon
7.  Torres Strait Pigeon
8.  Topkno Pigeon
9. Brown Pigeon
10. White-Headed Pigeon
11. Feral Pigeon
12. Spotted Dove
13. Senegal Dove
14. Diamond Dove
15. Peaceful Dove
16. Bar-shouldered Dove
17. Green-winged Pigeon
18. Flock Pigeon
19. Common Bronzewing
20. Brush Bronzewing
21. Crested Pigeon
22. Partridge Pigeon
23. Squatter Pigeon
24. 
Spinifex Pigeon
25. 
Chestnut-quilled Rock Pigeon
26. White-quilled Rock Pigeon
27. Wonga Pigeon

Bibliography
Author Index
General Index

Detailed book on the 25 species of Australia's Pigeons & Doves! Including nomenclature, history, distribution, feeding, breeding, nesting, habitats, maps, activity, behavior & more.
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$89.99
b00717vqzs In-Breeding: What It Is and What It Does: by C. A. House (Author) & W. Watmough (Author)
In-Breeding: What It Is and What It Does: by C. A. House (Author) & W. Watmough (Author) (B00717VQZS)

RARE paperback booklet. "In-Breeding: What It Is and What It Does" By C. A. House. Revised by W. Watmough.
This is the Thirteenth Edition, undated (circa 1920s), published by "Fur and Feather(Watmough Limited)".

In this booklet, C. A. House and W. Watmough explain the practice of In-Breeding of farm stock & other animals. "A Treatise of the Greatest Value to Breeders of All Kinds of Farm and Fancy Stock. The Secret of Many Breeders' Success".

Slight tear in front & back cover.
Embossed Label on inside cover.
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Product Details

  • Condition: Used – Good (G) very discolored pages but otherwise in good shape.  
  • Paperback: 69 pages 
  • Publisher: Fur and Feathers (Watmoughs Limited) (circa 1920s)
  • ISBN-10:                        
  • ISBN-13:  
  • ASIN: B00717VQZS
  • Product Dimensions: 18.5 x 12 x .3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 72 g

Contents:

1.  A General Survey
2.  A Continental Race-Horse Breeder Defines In-Breeding.
3.  Purity of Strain and Stamina
4.  In-Breeding Described
5.  Out-Crossing and In-Crossing
6.  How to In-Breed
7.  Strain: What is it?
8.  Like Produces Like
9.  What In-Breeding Has Done for Horses, Cattle and Sheep
10. In-Breeding Dogs, Poultry and Pigeons
11. What In-Breeding Has Done for the Fur Fancy
12. In-Breeding in Our Canary Room 
13. Hoe Close Can One In-Breed?
14. Conclusion

The Secret of success in Livestock culture fully described. A Treatise of the greatest value to breeders of all kinds of animals, pigeons, birds, poultry & dogs.
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1558210547 Aloft A Meditation on Pigeons and Pigeon Flying: by Stephen J. Bodio (Author)
Aloft A Meditation on Pigeons and Pigeon Flying: by Stephen J. Bodio (Author) (9781558210547)

This book is the brilliant record of the author's intense interest in these marvelous birds.  It chronicles his love of homers and carriers, Catalonian tumblers and racers, and vividly describes the beauty of the various birds themselves, the excitements of the "invisible race" and the score of fascinating pigeon aficionados whose lives have become intertwined - through their common love - with his.  

This book is for anyone who enjoys great prose about a unique passion.

This is a first edition and first printing of this book with the all important number line on the publishing page (check out the picture)

         10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Excellent condition - except for tear in dust cover.
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Product Details

  • Condition: Used – Near Fine (NF) - tear on dust cover
  • Hardcover: 84 pages with Dust jacket minor chip in dust jacket
  • Publisher: Lyons & Burford Publishers,1st Edition & 1st Printing (1990)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: B&W hand illustrations
  • ISBN-10: 1558210547                             
  • ISBN-13: 978-1558210547
  • Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 15 x 1.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 260 g

Contents:

Book covers 7 Chapters - not named


RARE 1st edition & 1st Printing!! This book Chronicles Bodio's love of Homers, Carriers, Catalonian Tumblers, Racers & a passion of keeping & flying Pigeons
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$69.99
b0086uoz66 The Wood Pigeon: by R. K. Murton (Author)
The Wood Pigeon: by R. K. Murton (Author) (B0086UOZ66)

The wood pigeon is one of the most common, most interesting and least studied of all British birds.  Before 1939 the chief authority upon the bird itself and its habits was probably Aristotle. 

When he began his studies of wood pigeon behaviour, Dr. Murton was mainly concerned with reputed crop damage by wood pigeons and present , control methods - both of which are fully discussed in this book with surprising conclusions.  But in his research he also considered the bird's patterns of migration, its breeding habits, periods and locations, where and how it obtains its food, the diseases from which it obtains its food, the diseases from which it suffers, and its life-span. 

This book is full of fascinating information: pigeons are know to live as long as 14 years and alone among birds they lactate, their young being fed entirely on milk for their first few days of life.  Here is a familiar but neglected subject brilliantly brought to life.  Like all Naturalist books, it is full illustrated with maps and photographs. 

Jacket design by Clifford and Rosemary Ellis. 

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Product Details

  • Condition: Used – Very Good (VG)
  • Hardcover: 256 pages with dust jacket minor wear
  • Publisher: Collins (1965)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: Color & B&W photos & illustrations
  • ISBN-10:                         
  • ISBN-13:  
  • ASIN: B0086UOZ66
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 15 x 1.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 499 g

Contents:

1.  Pigeons
2.  The Pigeon of Britain
3.  Food and Feeding
4.  Feeding Ecology
5.  Social Behaviour
6.  Parental Behaviour
7.  Breeding Biology
8.  Age and Population
9.  Movement and Migration
10. Diseases, Parasites and Poisons
11. The Wood-Pigeon as a Pest
12. Shooting and Crop Protection

From the New Naturalist Monograph Series - Volume 20 (1965); Covers Breeding, Feeding, Behavior, Movement & Diseases. Fully illustrated - maps & photographs
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Ostrich Farming: by Dr. Joseph Batty (Author)
Ostrich Farming: by Dr. Joseph Batty (Author) (9781857360424)

This rare book examines the many facets of ostrich farming.  This is not a new subject being for more than 100 years a recognized occupation, especially in South Africa.  What is new is the spread of ostrich farming to many countries including Israel, Australia, America and European countries, including Britain.  

Included are black and white photos and illustrations throughout. It has everything you need to know to start your own ostrich farm.  Some chapters are: Natural History, selection of Stock, Establishing a Farm, Feeding Ostriches, Incubation, Rearing, The Feathers, the Egg, and Other possible Products.

Note: Book is listed as used due to the condition of the Front Cover. This book has never been previously owned.

Product Details

  • Condition: Used - Front cover the edges are curling with some dust on the cover. 
  • Paperback: 110 pages
  • Publisher: Beech Publishing House, 1ST Edition (1994)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations:  Black and white photos
  • ISBN-10: 1857360427
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857360424
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 14 x 1.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 258 g

Contents:

1.  Introduction
2.  Natural History
3.  Selection of Stock
4.  Establishing a Farm
5.  Feeding Ostriches
6.  Incubation
7.  Rearing
8.  The Feathers
9.  The Egg
10. Other possible products
11. Odd Notes on Management
Index

The author examines the background history and draws on the experiences of ostrich farmers from many lands.  Management, rearing, incubation, feeding and other aspects are all covered. 
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The Flag Flying System: by Alfred Stains (Author)
The Flag Flying System: by Alfred Stains (Author) (alfred stains)

One of the rarest books in the racing pigeon literature, and it is among the most important. 

This title discusses the right method of loft-flying. If you do not like road-training because long drives, fuel cost and time wasted on trips, then we have good news for you. This book will lead you to the right way of loft flying ( flag flying ) so you keep your birds fit, slim and prepare them to come into form and make them win any race. All of that without wasting your time, money or car mileage on road training. Timeless work and maybe the last copy available out there.

"It is my hope that this book will not only help you win more races but will also help you reach your goal of breeding a better racing pigeon more quickly." -- Alfred Stains

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Product Details

  • Condition: Used – Very Good (VG) with minor wear a rip on the inside of the front cover
  • Hardcover: 69 pages
  • Publisher: Racing Pigeon Bulletin(1982)  
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: B&W photos and illustrations
  • ISBN-10:                             
  • ISBN-13:                              
  • Product Dimensions: 22 x 13.5 x .7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 160 g

Contents:

1.  Flag Flying Young Birds
2.  Safe at Home Base
3.  Racing Young Birds on the Flag
4.  Separating the Best From the Rest
5.  Tip Sheet for the New Flyer
6.  Flag Flying Old Birds for the First Time
7.  Natural or Widowhood?
8.  Planning for Old Bird Racing "The Natural Way"
9.  Training and Feeding Old Bird Racers
10. Racing Old Birds on the Flag
11. Two and Three a Day
12. A Closing Thought

Rarest Pigeon book about the Right method of Loft-Flying! Describing the techniques of young and old birds and Presents a practical method of handling Racing Pigeons
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$129.99
0729000311 Guide to Pigeons of the World: by Andrew McNeillie
Guide to Pigeons of the World: by Andrew McNeillie (Author) (9780729000314 )

Book is for the Pigeon fancier, expert or novice.  It discusses some 55 pigeon breeds - more than 175 varieties - from Asia, Europe and America.   

It also traces man's interest in pigeons from Ancient mythologies to the breeders's notebooks and standards of today. 

Long range Racing Homers, diminutive Parlour Tumblers, Bagdads, Carriers, Fantails, Pouters, Jacobins, Mondains, Owls, magpies, Starlings, Larks, Swallows these are but a handful of the multitudinous variety of pigeons to be found in this guide. 

There are also comprehensive illustrated chapters on anatomy, physiology, breeding, plus practical advice on housing, general care, rearing,showing, high flying and racing. 

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Product Details

  • Condition: Used – Mint condition.  
  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Elsevier International Projects Ltd. (1976)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations:  Color illustrations
  • ISBN-10: 0729000311                              
  • ISBN-13: 9780729000314        
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 12 x 1.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 225 g


Contents:

1.  List of Breeds

2.  Introductions
3.  The Care of Pigeons
4.  Housing
5.  Food and Breeding
6.  Ailments and their treatment
7.  Breeding and Rearing
8.  Pigeon Flying
9.  Pigeon Showing
10. Pigeon topography and other features
11. Guide to Pigeon Breeds

Great guide book on pigeons with topics on standards and breeds, housing, racing and more!
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$29.99
The Sport of Pigeon Racing: by Dr. William Anderson (Author)
The Sport of Pigeon Racing: by Dr. William Anderson (Author) (SM-USED-0001 )

Very hard to find a copy of this book.  Printed and published in 1954.  

This vintage book contains a comprehensive guide to racing pigeons, with information on breeding, pigeon types, notable historical fanciers, housing, nutrition, and much more.

"The Sport Of Pigeon Racing" is highly recommended for those with a serious interest in the sport, and is not to be missed by collectors of vintage literature of this ilk.

Contents include: "Pigeon Racing", "The Armadale Lofts", "My First Visit to Belgium", "Leading Belgian Fanciers", "English Fanciers I Have known and Visited", "A Method of Founding a Loft of Racing Pigeons", "Notes on Racing Pigeon Types with Special Reference to Superficial Anatomy", et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive.  

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Product Details

  • Condition: Used – Good. First few pages previous author embossed and labels - pages are faded due to age
  • Hardcover: 178 pages
  • Publisher: All-British Pigeon Racing Pub. Co; 2nd edition (1954)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations:  B&W photos and illustrations
  • ISBN-10:                                
  • ISBN-13:   
  • ASIN:                  
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 12.5 x .5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 225 g


Contents:

1.  The Start in Scotland
2.  The Armadale Lofts
3.  My First Visit to Belgium
4.  Leading Belgian Fanciers
5.  English Fanciers I have know and Visited
6.  A Method of Founding a Loft of Racing Pigeons
7.  Notes on Racing Pigeon Types with Special References to Superficial Anatomy
8.  Condition
9.  Breeding
10. Heredity and its Application to Improvement of Stock
11. Widowhood (or Veuvage)
12. The Study of the Eye and the Eye Theory
13. Old Belgian Strains or Families
14. Orientation
15. Pigeon Shows
16. Tonic Mixture
17. Long Race Distances
18. Winners of Scottish National Races from 1894 to 1947

Comprehensive guide book on the racing pigeons. RARE and HARD to find book!
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$21.99
b00hbvzwfo The Modern Fantail: by Tim Burke (Author) & Rod Lysne (Author)
The Modern Fantail: by Tim Burke (Author) & Rod Lysne (Author) (B00HBVZWFO )

Purpose of this book is for the benefit of the fancy as a whole.  It is not designed as a profit making venture. 

Many topics on this bred including:  Fantail Terminology, Breeding,Fantail types, Tail marks, Color flaws, Getting off to the right start, Fertility, Tail care and more 


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Product Details

  • Condition: Used – Very good Condition  
  • Paperback 153 pages
  • Publisher: The Ink Spot; 1st edition (1981)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations:  B&W photos and Hand drawn illustrations
  • ISBN-10:                              
  • ISBN-13:  
  • ASIN: B00HBVZWFO
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 15 x 1.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight:  438 g

 
RARE 1st edition! Dedicated to the Fantail species - lots of information for the expert or beginner!
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$49.99
	How to Become and Stay a Champion Part 5 101 Methods: by Jules Gallez (Author)
How to Become and Stay a Champion Part 5 101 Methods: by Jules Gallez (Author) (B001K2BL3W)

One of the rarest books in the racing pigeon literature, and it is among the most important. 

This is the FIFTH volume of a set of Five from Jules Gallez.  WE have ALL FIVE OF THESE VOLUMES!!

Great book written by Jules Gallez on his methods and techniques on racing pigeons.   Chapters include:   Preface, Some advice for every week of the year, Widowhood and its method, Varied opinions of the wing theory after 20 years of pigeon racing, From the end of the moult until paring up time, Always to be sensible, method of Jules and Jacques Gallez.

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Product Details

  • Condition: Used – Very Good (VG) - Cover slightly worn.  1st page has owner embossed label.
  • Paperback: 373 pages
  • Publisher: IMP. Vanhoutte, Hooglede, Belgium (1976)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: B&W photos
  • ISBN-10:                                
  • ISBN-13:   
  • ASIN:  B001K2BL3W                       
  • Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 13.5 x 2.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 499 g

Contents:

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Out of Print & Hard to Find! Volume 5 of Set of 5 books by Jules Gallez. 101 Methods Part V on Raising Raising Pigeons - All Volumes available.
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b0007ak7qk The Eyes and other guides to Success: by John Lambrechts (Author)
The Eyes and other guides to Success: by John Lambrechts (Author) (B0007AK7QK)

This book is about assessing the eyes of a pigeon and knowing you have a winner. Illustrated by photographs in color and black and white with explanatory text.

Preface:
"Over the years I have learned to appreciate the Significance of a pigeon’s main attributes, particularly the physical characteristics of the eye. These are judged both individually and against the background of its parentage, which are by no means the same thing. It has long been my intention to explain in writing what these differences are. It is no simple matter to teach a person what to look for in a pigeon’s eye and what the various features mean. It is, moreover, a thankless job as even the most detailed description fails to make the reader understand what the writer has in mind.

That is why, for a long time, I have been planning to write a book on the eyes of a pigeon illustrated by photo’s in colour and accompanied by an explanatory text. A faithful reproduction of such photos is so expensive that, for a long time nothing came of it. Now, however, my plan has been realized. Thanks to the co-operation of the publisher and the expertise of photographer Frans Le Bastard my book has materialized and I hope that it will benefit all who wish to learn and clarify many points that, thus far, were not clear to them." -- By the John Lambrechts

All Pages are in perfect condition, except for an embossed label on 1st page.
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Product Details

  • Condition: Used – Good (G) - embossed label 1st pg, back cover dirt marks
  • Paperback: 87 pages 
  • Publisher: The Racing Pigeon Publishing Co Ltd. (1973)
  • Illustrations: Color and B&W photos
  • ISBN-10:                        
  • ISBN-13:  
  • ASIN: B0007AK7QK
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 13 x .4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 123 g

Contents:

1.  Eyes
2.  Circles
3.  Varieties
4.  Pupils
5.  Protection
6.  Practical Application

7.  Mating Problems
8.  Matching
9.  Stock Pigeons
10. Health
11. Mating in Freedom
12. First Impressions
13. Muscular Structure
14. Plumage
15. Balance
16. Stamina
17. Direction Finding
18. Night Blindness
19. Wings
20. Gullets
21. Staying Powers
22. Ace Fliers

Assessing the quality of the pigeon by Eye-Sign. RARE & Vintage by John Lambrechts, One of the greatest, top figures in the post-war history of pigeon racing. He expected his birds to perform or else & his entire approach was geared to just one goal – top efficiency
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0959613706 A Practical Approach to the Study of Eye-Sign (in Racing Pigeons): by R. Fleming (Author)
A Practical Approach to the Study of Eye-Sign (in Racing Pigeons): by R. Fleming (Author) (9780959613704)

Book is about on the eyes of a pigeon illustrated by photographs in color and explanatory text. During the author's many years of association with the sport of Racing pigeons.  He has learned so called "shortcuts" to success in completion.  He was first introduced to the Eye-sign theory in 1965 and after 12 years of intense study and rigorous testing he is convinced that this system of maintaining and improving a family of pigeons is the most rewarding and successful of all.

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Product Details

  • Condition: Used – Very Good (VG) - signed by owner, front and back cover dirty marks / wear
  • Paperback: 110 pages 
  • Publisher: Australia Eye-Sign Publications (1978)
  • Illustrations: Color photos
  • ISBN-10: 0959613706                      
  • ISBN-13: 978-0959613704
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 14 x .7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 185 g

Contents:

1.  When and where did it start?
2.  The Eye Glass
3.  Through the Glass
4.  Call em as you see em
5.  What does it all Mean?
6.  The Breeding Eye

7.  The Dual Purpose Eye
8.  Eyes within Eyes
9.  A Bunch of Violets
10. Comparing the Difference between Violet and Pearl Eye-sign
11. Mating Birds by Eye-sign
12. Standing and Lying Signs
13. Selecting Stock by Eye-sign
14. Fitness Through Eye-Sign and Hints on Pooling
15.The Spot Eyed Clusters and Beaded eyes
16. Handy Reference

Eye-Sign - A Rare Hare to Find Racing Pigeon Book! - Assessing the quality of the pigeon's Eye Sign. Filled with color photos and black & white diagrams.
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Hints for Racing Pigeon Fanciers / Wenken voor Duivenliefhebbers: by Jules Gallez (Author)
Hints for Racing Pigeon Fanciers / Wenken voor Duivenliefhebbers: by Jules Gallez (Author) (B00865DFW6)

Half the book is in Dutch, turn it over and around and then you have the other half in English.

This is another book by Jules Gallez on Racing Pigeons and always very informative for the beginner and expert. Makes a great addition to a fanciers collection!

Jules Gallez other books, A Set of 5 - 101 Method - Part I to V is also available in the store.

Some chapters from this book include: 


1.  How to select prepotent pigeons
2.  Dangers of breeding from old stock
3.  Stock birds' diet
4.  General care of pigeons
4.  How to construct a loft
5.  The moult
6.  Is the widowhood system the best?
7.  About drugs and vitamins
8.  Important of the stock loft
9.  What to do during the racing season..... and MORE!!! 

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Product Details

  • Condition: Used – Very Good (VG) 1st page has owner embossed label. Markings in books
  • Paperback:  271 pages - 111 pages in English / 160 pages in Dutch
  • Publisher:  Vanhoutte, Hooglede, Belgium (1971)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: B&W photos
  • ISBN-10:                                
  • ISBN-13:   
  • ASIN: B00865DFW6                           
  • Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 13.5 x 1.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 343 g

Contents:

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Out of Print and Very hard to find - An additional Racing Pigeon Book by Jules Gallez separate from his Set of 5, 101 Method Books. Half of the book is English & The other half of the book is written in Dutch.
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0720705010 Beginner\'s Guide to Pigeon Racing: by S.W.E Bishop
Beginner's Guide to Pigeon Racing: by S.W.E Bishop (Author) (9780720705010)

There have recently been tremendous advances in pigeon dietary and scientific investigations into loft design.  Al that, and the training systems of today's crack fanciers, are explained here in straight forward language. 

16 chapters and illustrations make starting in pigeon racing easily understandable.  any intelligent enthusiast can find a successful racing career on the methods and advice given in these pages.  All the methods and systems described have been fully tested and proven by the author.  

In particular, the chapter on 'Foundation Stock' contains a specification which is believed to be the first of its kind, and should enable the beginner to select good foundation birds and avoid costly mistakes. 

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Product Details

  • Condition: Used – Good condition with minor wear on dust jacket
  • Hardcover: 180 pages
  • Publisher: Pelham Books (1978)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations:  B&W photos and illustrations
  • ISBN-10:  0720705010                            
  • ISBN-13:  9780720705010                            
  • Product Dimensions: 22.5  x 14.4 x 2.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 380 g


Contents:

1.  The Loft
2.  Loft Equipment and Accessories
3.  Pigeon Racing Equipment
4.  The Foundation Stock
5.  The Art of Breeding
6.  The Plumage Colours
7.  The Diet
8.  Training
9.  Pigeon Racing Techniques
10. The Drag
11. Eye-sign
12. The Moult
13. Ailments and Diseases
14. The Respiratory System
15. The Hen's Reproductory System
16. The Mathematics of Pigeon Racing
 

Latest & most up-to-date information on how pigeons are managed & raced today - containing sixteen chapters! From the expert!
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0806937203 Pigeon Racing: by Dr. Herbert R. Axelrod (Author) & Edwin C. Welty (Author)
Pigeon Racing: by Dr. Herbert R. Axelrod (Author) & Edwin C. Welty (Author) (9780806937205)

How do racing pigeons find their way home most quickly?  What is the widowhood techniques? How do you produce a champion flyer? What kind of psychological conditioning should you give your Squab?

In this book two experts share their knowledge with you in a step-by-step manual designed to make your loft the one that consistently brings in trophies. 

Instructions are included for building a hygienic ideally ventilated loft - one that fits into your particular locality and is equipped with the right type of perches.  Chapter by chapter you will learn how to vary your future champion's diet according to the demands made on the bird by each season of its life-cycle including the moult. 

The vital difference is training your birds is complete successfully in young bird races, old-bird races, long and short distance races are all masterfully presented with 120 photographs illustrating the winning techniques that will work  for you too! 

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Product Details

  • Condition: Used – Good condition with minor wear
  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing Co. Inc. (1977)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations:  B&W photos and illustrations
  • ISBN-10:  0806937203                             
  • ISBN-13:  9780806937205                              
  • Product Dimensions: 23.5 x 15.5 x 1.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 460 g


Contents:

1.  The Pigeon's History
2.  The Loft
3.  Keeping the Loft Clean
4.  The Pigeon
5.  Feeding
6.  The Breeding Season
7.  The Moult
8.  Colors
9.  Teaching the Young Bird
10. Coopies
11. Young Bird Racing
12. The Club
13. Old Bird Racing
14. Winning Systems
15. Widowhood System
16. Eye-Sign
17. Diseases
18. The Off-Season
19. Pigeon Shows
20. Glossary of Most often used Terms
21. Suggested Reading
22. Index
 

Great guide book on pigeon breeding, lofts, feeding, breeding season, moult, colors, racing and more. 19 chapters! Written by two of the leading experts in this field!
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0853900299 Pierre Dordin The Complete Fancier His Life His Pigeons His Studies: by Dr Tim Lovel (Author)
Pierre Dordin The Complete Fancier His Life His Pigeons His Studies: by Dr Tim Lovel (Author) (9780853900290)

Signed copy by the Author. 

Pierre Dordin was the complete pigeon fancier of the mid-twentieth centruy.  For over 50 years his strain dominated the French racing scene, and made the Belgians tremble!  Today Dordin pigeons are still winning all over the world.  

Winner of 12 Nationals and three internationals, author, experimenter, a man passionate in defence of truth and fairness to both birds and fanciers everywhere.  Dordin stood pre-eminent. Almost his complete writings are published here in English for the first time, including his racing methods, his creation of a distinctive, line-bred strain that combines beauty with performance and his skillful use of an out-cross.  Whatever strain they keep themselves, this will be a book to fascinate all racing pigeons enthusiasts. 

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Product Details

  • Condition: Used – Very good condition - Cover has minor wear
  • Hardcover: 120 pages
  • Publisher: The Racing Pigeon Publishing Co Ltd. (1985)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations:  B&W photos and illustrations
  • ISBN-10: 0853900299
  • ISBN-13: 9780853900290
  • Product Dimensions: 22 x 15 x 1.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 282 g


Contents:

1.  Early Life
2.  Years of War and Afterwards
3.  Management at Villa Patience
4.  Sweet Success
5.  Experiments
6.  International Competition and Co-operation
7.  1979 - The end of an era
8.  The Dordin pigeons
 

Biography of the world's greatest pigeon fancier Pierre Dordin - Winner of 12 Nationals, 3 internationals Pigeon races & Pigeon Breeder!
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0904558908 West of England Flying Tumbler: by Jeffrey Oldham (Author)
West of England Flying Tumbler: by Jeffrey Oldham (Author) (9780904558906)

Three native flying breeds, the West of England Flying Tumbler is the only one whose origin, history and development have not been documented. 

Chapters for this book are:  Origin, History and Development, Type, Markings and Colors, Breeding, Housing, Management and Feeding, Flying, Judging and Exhibiting the West, Organisation. 

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Product Details

  • Condition: Used – Good condition   
  • Hardcover 90 pages
  • Publisher: Saiga Publishing Co. Ltd, (1980)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations:  B&W photos and illustrations
  • ISBN-10: 0904558908                             
  • ISBN-13: 978-0904558906
  • Product Dimensions: 22 x 14 x 1.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 336 g


Contents:

1.  
Origin, History and Development
2.  Type, Markings and Colours
3.  Breeding
4.  Housing, Management and Feeding
5.  Flying
6.  Judging and Exhibiting the West
7.  Organization

Everything you need to know about the Flying Tumbler!
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3886200094 Healthy Pigeons: by Dr. L. Schrag (Author)
Healthy Pigeons: by Dr. L. Schrag (Author) (9783886200092)

Guiding theme of this book which aims to help in maintaining and restoring the health and efficiency of our pigeons. 

The major pigeon diseases, their prevention and treatment are described in a brief and with the aid of numerous illustrations - easily remembered from.  The aim of this book is to enable every pigeon fancier to recognize diseases quickly and in time. 

When describing methods of treatment, the authors recommend certain drugs with which they have gained extensive experience.  No doubt other products and combinations of similar composition may be equally successful in use. 

Special emphasis has been placed on purposeful and effective prevention.  The recondition of prevention is an accurate estimation of the diseases that may occur in pigeons at times of particular stress. 

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Product Details

  • Condition: Used – Very Good condition.  1st page has embossed by owner
  • Hardcover 198 pages
  • Publisher: Verlag L. Schober, 5th Edition(1974)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations:  Color and B&W photos and illustrations
  • ISBN-10: 3886200094                               
  • ISBN-13: 978-3886200092    
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 15.5 x 2.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 560 g

 Contents:

1.  
How to use this book

2.  The Body of the Healthy Pigeon
3.  Pox
4.  Ornithosis
5.  Mycoplasmosis - Catarrh
6.  Salmonellosis - wing Paralysis, Leg Paralysis
7.  Canker - Trichomoniasis
8.  Coccidiosis
9.  Worm Diseases
10. Summary - Pigeon Diseases
11. External Parasites
12. Basic Rules of Treatment
13. Basic Rules of Prevention
14. Basic Rules of Disinfection
15. Sending Material for Investigation

Pigeon diseases, prevention and treatment with numerous illustrations! 5th edition
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