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0571046495 Keep your Pigeons Flying: by Leon F. Whitney (Author)
How to address Pigeon diseases - written by a Pigeon Expert!
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$99.99
0876668449 Handbook of Macaws by Dr. Decoteau
Everything you need to know about keeping, housing, breeding Macaws!
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$33.99
0812059719 The Complete book of Parrots:  by Rosemary Low (Author)
A-Z reference guide Parrots for beginners to experts!
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$21.99
071370876x Parrots Their Care and Breeding:  by Rosemary Low (Author)
Detailed book on renowned Author about Breeding Parrots!
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$24.99
B0000EHCEF Parrot Production Incorporating Incubation: by John and Pat Stoodley (Author)
Everything you need to know about breeding parrots from the EXPERTS! RARE!
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$69.99
0671744453 Birdcage Book Antique Birdcages for the Contemporary Collector: by Leslie Garisto (Author)
1st Edition Hardcover! Perfect for the Bird Enthusiast! RARE & HARD TO FIND!
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$27.99
Racing Pigeon Management: Edited by G.F. Twombly (Author)
Lots of information for the beginner in the fascinating hobby of pigeon racing!
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$22.99
The Modern Continental Widowhood Book 101 Methods Volume 3: by Jules Gallez (Author)
Out of Print & Hard to Find! Volume 3 of Set of 5 books by Jules Gallez. 101 Methods Volume III on Raising Pigeons - All Volumes available.
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$59.99
3886200124 Healthy Pigeons HC 19th Edition: by Dr. L. Schrag (Author)
Pigeon diseases, prevention and treatment with numerous illustrations! 19th edition!
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$69.99
Racing Pigeon Potpourri Part 2 101 Methods: by Jules Gallez (Author) & Theunis F. Venter (Author)
Out of Print & Hard to Find! Volume 2 of Set of 5 books from Jules Gallez. 101 Methods Part II on Raising Pigeons - All Five Volumes available.
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$24.99
b002emzi3q 101 Methods: by Jules Gallez (Author)
Out of Print & very hard to find! Volume 1 of Set of 5 books from Gallez. 101 methods on Raising Pigeons. All Five Jules Gailez Volumes available.
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$59.99
B002GEA5NK Widowhood Old and New: by Colin Osman (Author)
Informative book! Everything you need to know about WIDOWHOOD!!
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$69.99
b000gvbho6 Widowhood Flying: by Mark Gordon (Author)
RARE! Everything you need to know about Widowhood flying - basic flying, introduction to techniques and methods and more!
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$59.99
0958772703 Australian Lorikeets: by Stan Sindel (Author)
Great handbook on caring and raising Lorikeets! RARE and Hard to FIND!!
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$79.99
b0016k9zgs The Big Racing Pigeon Book: by A van den Hoek (Author)  & Prof Dr G Van Grembergen (Author) & J Herman (Author)
RARE - 1st edition 1st printing Pigeon Book - Well Written, many Colorful Diagrams & Pictures. Vast amount of knowledge covered by these experts in every Chapter. Chapters include; Flight and play, Maintaining the Species, Health and Diseases, The body, it's anatomy and Physiology and last Feeds and Housing.
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$99.99
Le Pigeon cet Inconnu / The Pigeon this Unknown: by Louis Mannant (Author)
French Pigeon book! By Louis Mannant, Official Judge of the Central Aviculture Society in France - Very Rare and hard to find! Published 1958
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$99.99
0910876029 Encyclopedia of Pigeon Breeds: by Wendell M. Levi (Author)
1st Edition Rare! From the World's foremost Pigeon expert with help from fanciers in 27 Pigeon keeping Nations. Five years of effort & lifetime of Experience
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$149.99
0729000311 Racing to Win: by Fred Shaw (Author)
Story of Fred Shaw's Pigeon Racing career & also a tribute to Renier Gurnay - Creator of the Gurnay strain. Out of Print book published in 1952. RARE & HARD to FIND Racing Pigeon Book
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$149.99
0720716632 The Handbook of Pigeon Racing: by Jan Hermans
A Detailed guide book for new and expert Pigeon fanciers! Expert fanciers will extend their knowledge with the abundance of detail in this book on Racing Pigeons.
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$99.99
0571046495 Keep your Pigeons Flying: by Leon F. Whitney (Author)
Keep your Pigeons Flying: by Leon F. Whitney (Author) (0571046495)

This is the ideal ready reference book for pigeon fanciers.   This is a veterinary volume for pigeon fanciers - outlining diseases prevention, diseases (e.g. Viruses, Bacteria, Fungi, Protoza, deficiency, internal and external parasites), tumors and cancer, surgery and more!  

A wealth of information; contained in 19 chapters!  


Product details:

  • Condition: Used - Good Condition.  Dust jacket has a few minor bends /wearing, back of front cover has owner name imbossed and writing, page 10 has a sticker on it, binding is intact. 
  • Softcover: 252 pages 
  • Publisher:  Faber and Faber (1974)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: B&W photos and illustrations
  • ISBN-10: 0571046495
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571046492
  • Product Dimensions:  22.5 x 14.5 x 2.5 cm
    • Shipping Weight:  440 g



    How to address Pigeon diseases - written by a Pigeon Expert!
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    $99.99
    0876668449 Handbook of Macaws by Dr. Decoteau
    Handbook of Macaws: by Dr. A. E. Decoteau (Author) (0876668449)

    Author is a well known judge and exhibitor of birds, imparts the knowledge gained from his long time association with Macaws in this book.  He draws on his background in veterinary medicine and on many years of experience in the care and management of these brilliantly coloured birds to provide an eminently readable and highly useful blend of practical advice and fascinating natural history.

    Readers will enjoy not only the information about Macaws in general - they are easily trained, they can learn to talk, they are frequently exhibited in bird shows - but, also they specific details related to the many different species.  Dr Decoteau's advice and techniques are presented in a smooth, easy-going style and are highlighted by numerous full-color and black and white photographs.  Macaw owners, naturalists and bird fanciers in general will find this informative book a very useful and exciting reference.   

    Contents include:  keeping Macaws, feeding Macaws, housing Macaws, Breeding Macaws, Exhibiting Macaws, preventive medicine, diseases affecting macaws, hybrids and extinct macaws, classification of Large Macaws and Miniature Macaws.

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    • Condition:  Used - Good Condition.  Black boards have marks,discoloration and binding is cut on Front cover.
    • Hardcover: 125 pages 
    • Publisher:  T.F. H. Publications(1982) 
    • Language: English
    • Illustrations: B&W and colour photos
    • ISBN-10:  0876668449
    • ISBN-13:  978-0876668443
    • Product Dimensions:  28.5 x 21.5 x 1.5 cm
      • Shipping Weight:  630 g

        
      Everything you need to know about keeping, housing, breeding Macaws!
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      $33.99
      0812059719 The Complete book of Parrots:  by Rosemary Low (Author)
      The Complete Book of Parrots: Rosemary Low (Author) (0812059719)

      This book is designed to provide instant reference for the keeper and breeder.  It s is a complete A-Z guide, giving concise advice on every aspect of keeping parrots, including:  feeding, breeding, aviaries, cages, care of pet birds.  

      The scope of this book includes parakeets, lovebirds, macaws, caiques, cockatoos, lories, cockatiels, conures, and parrotlets in additional to all birds specifically known as parrots.  

      This book is for everyone with an interest in parrots, from the absolute beginner for who all terminology is explained, to the experienced breeder, who will appreciate the wealth of detail.  

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      • Condition:  Used - Good Condition.  Green boards are in great shape - gold gilt on front cover and spine, dust jacket as minor wear on top edges
      • Hardcover: 144 pages  with dust jacket minor wear on top edges
      • Publisher:  Barron's Educational Series(1989) 
      • Language: English
      • Illustrations: B&W and colour photos
      • ISBN-10:  0812059719
      • ISBN-13:  978-0812059717
      • Product Dimensions:  28.5 x 21.5 x 1.8 cm
        • Shipping Weight:  780 g

          
        A-Z reference guide Parrots for beginners to experts!
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        $21.99
        071370876x Parrots Their Care and Breeding:  by Rosemary Low (Author)
        Parrots Their Care and Breeding: by Rosemary Low (Author) (071370876x)

        This is the most comprehensive coverage of the parrot family n captivity to have appeared in any language.  In recent years there has been a necessary shift of emphasis amount aviculturist, who, since importations have been severely restricted, now concentrate their efforts on breeding from their birds.  

        This book therefore deals very thoroughly with this aspect and includes the experiences of breeders throughout the world, many of them previously unpublished.  

        Parrots are especially interesting as aviary subjects, certain species breed so readily that there are more of them in captivity than in their often shrinking natural habitat; others, however, are extremely difficult to rear under captive conditions. 

        AS pets, parrots have been popular for centuries for their intelligence, affectionate nature, engaging personalities and their ability to mimic.  The parrot owner who is interested primarily in this aspect will find information on individual species' characteristics throughout the book. 

        Ninety full colour photographs illustrate widely varying species of parrot and include some extremely rare specimens. 

        This is a HEAVY BOOK - with 600+ pages!  With 28 chapters - Species, Management, aviaries, feeding, the pair bond, breeding, hand-rearing, mutations, parrots as pets, sick birds, causes and care..... just to name a few!!!

        We carry other books by this Author!

        Product details:

        • Condition:  Used - Good Condition.  Red boards are in great shape - gold gilt lettering on spine, dust jacket is worn has a crease on front page, binding intact
        • Hardcover: 654 pages  with dust jacket minor wear on top edges
        • Publisher:  Blandford Press Ltd. (1980) 
        • Language: English
        • Illustrations: B&W and colour photos
        • ISBN-10:  071370876x
        • ISBN-13:  978-0713708769
        • Product Dimensions:  22 x 15 x 4.9 cm
          • Shipping Weight:  1.1 Kg

            
          Detailed book on renowned Author about Breeding Parrots!
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          $24.99
          B0000EHCEF Parrot Production Incorporating Incubation: by John and Pat Stoodley (Author)
          Parrot Production Incorporating Incubation: by John and Pat Stoodley (Author) (B0000EHCEF)
          The authors are recognized throughout the world as authorized on the subject. 

          They have concentrated for the last 10 years on parrots of the new world.  With a scientific approach has opened new fields to aviculture, their pioneer work in parrots nutrition, hand-raising and incubation has drawn great interest from universities and the veterinary profession world wide. 

          The Pionus parrots and the large Macaws breed freely and the Broadhalfpenny Down Conservation Sanctuary, but, John and Pat consider their outstanding success is with Amazon parrots, there are 18 species of Amazon parrots breeding for them many are first breeding.  

          16 chapters - containing information on incubation, pairing and breeding, hand raising, hatching, disinfection, disease and medicine... and more!!


          Product Details

          • Condition: Used - Fine condition
          • Hardcover:  108 pages with dust jacket
          • Publisher: Bezels Publications (1983)
          • Illustration: Black & White illustrations & Color photos
          • ISBN-10:  
          • ISBN-13:  
          • ASIIN: B0000EHCEF
          • Parcel Dimensions: 30 x 22 x 2 cm
          • Shipping Weight: 760 g

          Contents

          1.  Introduction
          2.  
          Import and Quarantine

          3.  Caged Birds
          4.  Aviary Design
          5.  Security
          6.  Predators
          7.  Nest Boxes
          8.  Diet
          9.  Pairing and Breeding
          10. Hand Raising
          11. Incubation
          12. Hatching
          13. Disinfection
          14. Disease and Medicine

          Everything you need to know about breeding parrots from the EXPERTS! RARE!
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          $69.99
          0671744453 Birdcage Book Antique Birdcages for the Contemporary Collector: by Leslie Garisto (Author)
          Birdcage Book Antique Birdcages for the Contemporary Collector: by Leslie Garisto (Author) (0671744453)

          Author an inveterate collector, describes a wide variety of birdcage styles, blending charming historical anecdotes with serious advice about collecting.  More than 75 photographs attest to the extraordinary range of styles and interviews throughout with antique dealers and collectors evoke the passion for collecting. 

          Design in which function and beauty merge with a minimum of fuss and fancy characterize "Classics" Chapter Two.  From square and squat to slender and domed, classic cages follow principles of clean lined design.

          On the publishing page this has the following number line indicating a 1st edition & 1st printing:

          10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

          RARE and HARD to FIND!!
            


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          • Condition:  Used - Good Condition.  Both Blue boards are straight.  Spine and binding are intact  
          • Hardcover: 95 pages 
          • Publisher:  Simon & Schuster,1st edition (1955) 
          • Language: English
          • Illustrations: B&W photos
          • ISBN-10:  0671744453
          • ISBN-13:  9780671744458
          • Product Dimensions:  24 x 18.5 x 1.5 cm
            • Shipping Weight:  510 g

             Chapters: 

            1.  Rustics
            2.  The Appeal of Cages
            3.  Architecturals
            4.  Flights of Fancy
            5.  Twentieth Century
            6. Classics
            7.  A Note to Collectors


            1st Edition Hardcover! Perfect for the Bird Enthusiast! RARE & HARD TO FIND!
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            $27.99
            Memoirs of Piet DeWeerd Volume One Featuring the Janssens of Arendonk The Golden Legend
            Memoirs of Piet DeWeerd Volume One Featuring the Janssens of Arendonk The Golden Legend (sm-used-0009)
            Peter DeWeerd is one of the most recognized names in the pigeon racing world.  This book about Piet chronicles his studies of various strains of pigeons which highlights the Janssens and many other of the old champions of pigeon racing.  This book has been translated into ENGLISH.

            RARE and HARD TO FIND!!!

            Product Details

            • Condition: Used - Fine condition
            • Softcover: 292 pages  
            • Publisher:  Tel-Aire Publications Inc. 
            • Illustration: Black & White illustrations & Color photos
            • ISBN-10:   
            • ISBN-13:   
            • Parcel Dimensions: 23 x 15.5 x 2 cm
            • Shipping Weight: 490 g


            Written by the Pigeon Racing Legend!
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            $79.99
            Racing Pigeon Management: Edited by G.F. Twombly (Author)
            Racing Pigeon Management: Edited by G.F. Twombly (Author) (sm-used-0014)

             Written by the expert in breeding, showing and raising pigeons!

            We have other books by G.F. Twombly!  

            Product details:

            • Condition:  Used - Good Condition
            • Booklet: 45 pages 
            • Publisher:  The Pigeon News 
            • Language: English
            • Illustrations: B&W photo & Illustrations
            • ISBN-10:  
            • ISBN-13:  
            • Product Dimensions:  23 x 14 x .6 cm
              • Shipping Weight:  171 g

              Chapters:
              1.  Buying and Selling Birds
              2.
                Loft

              3.  Mating and Breeding
              4.  Moulting
              5.  Pedigrees and Loft book
              6.  Racing
              7.  Showing
              8.  Training (Old and Young Birds)




              Lots of information for the beginner in the fascinating hobby of pigeon racing!
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              $22.99
              The Modern Continental Widowhood Book 101 Methods Volume 3: by Jules Gallez (Author)
              The Modern Continental Widowhood Book 101 Methods Volume 3: by Jules Gallez (Author) (JULES Gallez volume 3)

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

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

              Everything you needed to know about widowhood.  Topics include:  widowhood in general, used in lofts, Q&A, flying your birds... and more!

              Owner signed inside cover and added Part 3 label on Spine and his name labeled on first page

              Sold as-is. 

              Product Details

              • Condition: Used – Good (G) - cover worn. Markings in books
              • Paperback: 454 pages
              • Publisher: IMP. Vanhoutte, Hooglede, Belgium (1976)
              • Language: English
              • Illustrations: B&W photos
              • ISBN-10:                                
              • ISBN-13:   
              • ASIN:                            
              • Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 13.5 x 3 cm
              • Shipping Weight: 670 g

              Contents:

              View Table of Contents in supplied Images!

              Out of Print & Hard to Find! Volume 3 of Set of 5 books by Jules Gallez. 101 Methods Volume III on Raising Pigeons - All Volumes available.
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              $59.99
              3886200124 Healthy Pigeons HC 19th Edition: by Dr. L. Schrag (Author)
              Healthy Pigeons HC 19th Edition: by Dr. L. Schrag (Author) (9783886200122)

              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. 

              Sold as-is. 

              Product Details

              • Condition: Used – Very Fine condition
              • Hardcover 108 pages
              • Publisher: Verlag L. Schober, 19th Edition(1985)
              • Language: English
              • Illustrations:  Color photos and illustrations
              • ISBN-10: 3886200124                              
              • ISBN-13: 978-3886200122    
              • Product Dimensions: 20.6 x 21 x 1.4 cm
              • Shipping Weight: 438 g

               Contents:

              1.  
              Notes on Understanding the Disease Process

              2.  The Most Common Diseases in Pigeons
              3.  Prevention of Disease in Fancy Pigeons
              4.  Prevention of Disease in Racing Pigeons


              Pigeon diseases, prevention and treatment with numerous illustrations! 19th edition!
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              $69.99
              Racing Pigeon Potpourri Part 2 101 Methods: by Jules Gallez (Author) & Theunis F. Venter (Author)
              Racing Pigeon Potpourri Part 2 101 Methods: by Jules Gallez (Author) & Theunis F. Venter (Author) ( B000FEE04I)

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

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

              Everything you needed to know about widowhood.  Topics include:  widowhood in general, used in lofts, Q&A, flying your birds... and more!

              Owner added a Label on binding says - Part 2

              Sold as-is. 

              Product Details

              • Condition: Used – Very Good (VG) cover worn slightly.  1st page has owner embossed label. 
              • Paperback: 184 pages
              • Publisher: IMP. Vanhoutte, Hooglede, Belgium (1976)
              • Language: English
              • Illustrations: B&W photos
              • ISBN-10:                                
              • ISBN-13:   
              • ASIN: B000FEE04I                            
              • Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 13.5 x 2.1 cm
              • Shipping Weight: 323 g

              Contents:

              View Table of Contents in supplied Images!

              Out of Print & Hard to Find! Volume 2 of Set of 5 books from Jules Gallez. 101 Methods Part II on Raising Pigeons - All Five Volumes available.
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              $24.99
              b002emzi3q 101 Methods: by Jules Gallez (Author)
              101 Methods: by Jules Gallez (Author) (B002EMZI3Q)

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

              This is the FIRST 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 raising and racing old and young pigeons.   Topics include:  Topics of general interest to the novice, the loft, moulting time, on feeds and feeding.. and more!

              All pages are in Very Good condition.

              Sold as-is. 

              Product Details

              • Condition: Used – Very Good (VG) - cover worn slightly. 1st page has owner embossed.
              • Paperback: 326 pages
              • Publisher: IMP. Vanhoutte, Hooglede, Belgium (1976)
              • Language: English
              • Illustrations:  B&W photos
              • ISBN-10:                                
              • ISBN-13:   
              • ASIN: B002EMZI3Q                      
              • Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 13.5 x 3.7 cm
              • Shipping Weight: 499 g

              Contents:

              View Table of Contents in supplied Images!

              Out of Print & very hard to find! Volume 1 of Set of 5 books from Gallez. 101 methods on Raising Pigeons. All Five Jules Gailez Volumes available.
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              $59.99
              B002GEA5NK Widowhood Old and New: by Colin Osman (Author)
              Widowhood Old and New: by Colin Osman (Author) (B002GEA5NK)
              Widowhood racing is more popular than ever in the British Isles with a growing number of fanciers using it to obtain success.  However it is not a new method as it was first devised in Belgium at the beginning of the century and the basic principles of the system were established then.

              Today the modern fancier needs to know as much as possible about the system to be successful and this book provides the information necessary to win.  The chapters cover methods from the earliest days up to the modern masters who are winning today with the Widowhood system.  From these information essays the fancier can find the variant most suitable for them and their birds!

              Containing 17 chapters - here are a few samples:  Systems of Celibacy, System of Semi-widowhood, system of True Widowhood, design of the loft and MORE!!

              We carry other books by Colin Osman - the pigeon racing EXPERT!


              Product details:

              • Condition:  Used - Fine Condition.  Worn dust jacket, overall book is in good shape, red boards and pages are in great shape, binding intact, spine contains in gold gilt lettering "Widowhood - Old and New" 
              • Hardcover: 191 pages with minor bends / small cuts in top and bottom of dust jacket
              • Publisher:  The Racing Pigeon Publishing Co Ltd, London, 3rd edition (1982)
              • Language: English
              • Illustrations: B&W photos and illustrations
              • ISBN-10:  
              • ISBN-13:  
              • ASIN: B002GEA5NK
              • Product Dimensions:  19 x 13 x 1.5 cm
                • Shipping Weight:   290 g

                 
                Informative book! Everything you need to know about WIDOWHOOD!!
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                $69.99
                b000gvbho6 Widowhood Flying: by Mark Gordon (Author)
                Widowhood Flying: by Mark Gordon (Author) (B000GVBHO6)

                Originally born out of a series of articles Mr. Gordon wrote on Widowhood flying, this book has 3 parts: Basic Widowhood flying, introducing the techniques and methods, Modern Widowhood, for those about to attempt their first such flights, and then a recap of the authors visits to Europe, Israel, and the Canary Islands and the various pigeons and events he saw there.

                Selling this "as-is"

                Product Details

                • Condition: Used – Good condition – last few pages have water stain/mark
                • Softcover: 97 pages with Ringer  binding
                • Publisher: Racing Pigeon Bulletin (1990)
                • Language: English
                • Illustrations:  B&W photos and illustrations
                • ISBN-10: 
                • ISBN-13: 
                • ASIN: B000GVBHO6                              
                • Product Dimensions: 21.4 x 14.5 x .7 cm
                • Shipping Weight: 140 g

                RARE! Everything you need to know about Widowhood flying - basic flying, introduction to techniques and methods and more!
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                $59.99
                0958772703 Australian Lorikeets: by Stan Sindel (Author)
                Australian Lorikeets: by Stan Sindel (Author) (0958772703)
                The aim of this handbook is to help aviculturist at all levels on how to care for lorikeets.  

                12 Chapters - about the different lorikeet species, along with how to house lorikeets, diseases, diet, management and more!!


                Product Details

                • Condition: Used - Fine condition
                • Hardcover: 94 pages with dust jacket
                • Publisher: Surrey Beatty & Sons Pty Limited (1983)
                • Illustration: Black & White illustrations & Color photos
                • ISBN-10:  0958772703
                • ISBN-13:  9780958772709
                • Parcel Dimensions: 22 x 15.5 x 1.6 cm
                • Shipping Weight: 310 g

                Contents

                1.  Introduction
                2.  
                Housing

                3.  Diets
                4.  Management
                5.  Diseases
                6.  Rainbow Lorikeet
                7.  Red-collared Lorikeet
                8.  Scaly-breasted Lorikeeet
                9.  Varied Lorikeet
                10. Musk Lorikeet
                11. Little Lorikeet
                12. Purple-crowned Lorikeet


                Great handbook on caring and raising Lorikeets! RARE and Hard to FIND!!
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                $79.99
                b0016k9zgs The Big Racing Pigeon Book: by A van den Hoek (Author)  & Prof Dr G Van Grembergen (Author) & J Herman (Author)
                The Big Racing Pigeon Book: by A van den Hoek (Author) & Prof Dr G van Grembergen (Author) & J Herman (Author) (B0016K9ZGS)

                Innumerable times has the late Arie van den Hoek been asked to record his enormous experience as a pigeon expert in a book. In this book, theoretical background knowledge would go hand-in-hand with the day-to-day, actual experiences of the sport of pigeon fancying.

                This request was hardly surprising. For many years he had gratified fanciers with his many expert tips in his articles for the European pigeon press. From these alone his extensive knowledge of the racing pigeon was evident. At the same time he clearly showed that the possessed a great deal of practical experience, which is of supreme importance in the loft.

                Both elements thus form the base of The Big Pigeon Racing Book. On the one hand a fair amount of practicalities and on the other sufficient scientifically proven knowledge to be able to refute half-truths and mistakes.

                Just leafing through The Big Pigeon Racing Book will show you that  here a well nigh complete survey is given of the hobby which in Belgium and Holland alone has many hundreds of thousands of enthusiastic adherents. Some conspicuous examples confirm this: homing faculty, bad  races, doping, genetics, composition of breeding pairs, anatomy of the  pigeon, diseases and treatment, feeds and housing.

                Van den Hoek is not the only person responsible for these and many other subjects. From the beginning a second pigeon expert has played a major role in designing and implementing this book: Professor Dr. G. van Grembergen, scientist and practical pigeon fancier. He occupied himself with those subjects in which he has gained fame far from Belgium:  genetics, health, disease and physiological factors such as digestion and egg laying. His Dutch colleague concentrated on such subjects as feeds housing, racing and breeding.

                However, the cooperation between these two prominent and expert fanciers went further than that. They supplemented each other’s texts, so that The Big Pigeon Racing Book gives a diverse picture of past and  present fortunes of the pigeon.

                While writing this book, Arie van den Hoek died. He had appointed a successor in Jan Hermans, who provided the final textual supplements faithfully following the spirit of his illustrious predecessor. In addition he  was responsible for such important components as the illustrations legends and so on. Finally, Mrs. van den Hoek-van Straalen perused the  final version with a critical eye, before giving permission to publish.

                The book’s developmental history is not only given to honor the  founder of The Big Pigeon Racing Book, it is also hoped to make clear to the reader with how much care this treasure of data has been collected. This treasure will not only be of help to the veteran fancier, but also to someone who has just started to keep pigeons and everybody in general who takes an interest in the achievements of racing pigeons.

                They will find answers for many questions. The judgment of the authors is faithfully based on truth and did not permit offering answers to each and every problem. This small facet of nature does not surrender all its secrets, even if it can be studied at such close range. For this reason the phenomenon of the racing pigeon will never cease to fascinate. This
                book was born from this fascination and hopefully will only serve to increase the enthusiasm of its readers still further.


                The ISBN on the publishing page states: 0853900272.  In the Worldcat.org, the ISBN number is correct. If you look this ISBN up on ISBN Search org, Amazon or Abebooks the ISBN comes up as a DIFFERENT BOOK that is not at all related to this book.  We can not confirm which book this ISBN belongs to. Errors like this do happen in Book Publishing!

                Very RARE and hard to find book! 
                This is a very heavy and LARGE book!  
                This is a first edition and first printing of this book.

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                Product Details

                • Condition: Used -Near Fine (NF) - like new minor bumps in Hardcover
                • Hardcover: 205 pages
                • Publisher: The Racing Pigeon Publishing Company, 1st Edition, 1st Printing Edition (1983)
                • Language: English
                • Illustrations: Color photos and Color hand illustrations
                • ISBN-10: 0853900272                           
                • ISBN-13: 9780853900276
                • ASIN: B0016K9ZGS
                • Product Dimensions: 30 x 24 x 2.1 cm
                • Shipping Weight: 1.3 Kg

                Contents:

                1.  Flight and play
                2.  Maintaining the species
                3.  Health and Diseases
                4.  The body, it's anatomy and physiology
                5.  Feeds
                6.  Housing

                RARE - 1st edition 1st printing Pigeon Book - Well Written, many Colorful Diagrams & Pictures. Vast amount of knowledge covered by these experts in every Chapter. Chapters include; Flight and play, Maintaining the Species, Health and Diseases, The body, it's anatomy and Physiology and last Feeds and Housing.
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                Le Pigeon cet Inconnu / The Pigeon this Unknown: by Louis Mannant (Author)
                Le Pigeon cet Inconnu / The Pigeon this Unknown: by Louis Mannant (Author) ( B0017XLNSM)

                Français:
                Rousseau Frères, 1958. rigide. 1 vol. en carton souple éditeur & jaquette illustrée, Rousseau Frères, Bordeaux, 1958, 502 p. avec 11 planches couleur et plus de 200 en illustrations. État proche de l'état Très bien (VG) (la jaquette est légèrement froissée, mais le livre lui-même est en très bon état) Langue : Langue : français.


                Livre de pigeons français ! Par Louis Mannant, Juge officiel de la Société centrale d'aviculture en France.

                Un ouvrage rare traitant des différentes races de pigeons d'ornement. Ce livre contient 6 chapitres. Nous avons fourni 4 photos montrant le début de chaque chapitre, mais au total il y a 12 pages couvrant l'ensemble des chapitres. Ce livre sur les pigeons contient beaucoup de matériel.


                English:
                Rousseau Frères, 1958. rigid. 1 vol. in soft cardboard editor & illustrated jacket, Rousseau Frères, Bordeaux, 1958, 502 pp. with 11 color plates and more than 200 in illustrations. Very Good (VG) condition (dust jacket slightly rubbed, but the book itself is in very good condition) Language: French.

                French Pigeon book! By Louis Mannant, Official Judge of the Central Aviculture Society in France.

                A rare work dealing with the different breeds of ornamental pigeons. This book contains 6 chapters. We have provided 4 pictures showing the start of each chapter, but in total there are 12 page covering all the chapter listings. Lots of material is covered in this pigeon book.

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                Product Details

                • Condition: Used – Very Good (VG)
                • Hardcover: 502 pages with dust jacket
                • Publisher: 1958
                • Language: French
                • Illustrations: Color and B&W hand drawings
                • ISBN-10:                        
                • ISBN-13:  
                • ASIN:  B0017XLNSM
                • Product Dimensions: 23.5 x 18.5 x 4 cm
                • Shipping Weight: 1.2 Kg

                French Pigeon book! By Louis Mannant, Official Judge of the Central Aviculture Society in France - Very Rare and hard to find! Published 1958
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                0910876029 Encyclopedia of Pigeon Breeds: by Wendell M. Levi (Author)
                Encyclopedia of Pigeon Breeds: by Wendell M. Levi (Author) (9780910876025)

                Never before has there been a book of this scope in living color.  Five years of effort and a lifetime of experience by Wendell M. Levi, the world's foremost pigeon expert, with help from fanciers in 27 pigeon-keeping nations, make this the definitive work on the breeds of pigeons as they really exist in lofts of prominent fanciers.  

                There are 768 original natural color photographs of the best typical specimens.  None have bee retouched.  Additional illustrations cover the history of pigeon keeping, genetics, care, and other aspects of this ancient and respected hobby.

                A beginning pigeon keeper will find everything he needs to know spelled out.  An accomplished hobbyist will discover new aspects presented by the acknowledge expert.  

                17 chapters and 14 Index pages with a wealth of information!

                Plastic dust cover has slight rubbing.
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                Product Details

                • Condition: Used – Near Fine (F) 
                • Hardcover: 790 pages with dust jacket clear hard plastic
                • Publisher: T.F.H. Publications Inc.,1st Edition(1965)
                • Language: English
                • Illustrations: Color photos and illustrations
                • ISBN-10: 0910876029                 
                • ISBN-13: 978-0910876025              
                • Product Dimensions: 22.3 x 15 x 4.6 cm
                • Shipping Weight: 1.4 Kg

                Contents:

                1.  Man's Faithfuly Ally through the ages
                2.  The Facts of the Life of the Pigeon
                3.  7 musts for Pigeon Raising
                4.  Pigeon Propagation Problems
                5.  The Pigeon's Needs
                6.  How to Feed
                7.  The Pigeon House
                8.  Flypen
                9.  Equipment
                10. Individual Coop (Cages)
                11. Leg Bands and Banding
                12. Ailments of Pigeons
                13. Official Band Associations
                14. Classification of Hereditary Characters
                15. The Genetics of the Pigeon
                16. Training Flying Pigeons
                17. Domestic Breeds of Pigeons

                1st Edition Rare! From the World's foremost Pigeon expert with help from fanciers in 27 Pigeon keeping Nations. Five years of effort & lifetime of Experience
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                $149.99
                0729000311 Racing to Win: by Fred Shaw (Author)
                Racing to Win: by Fred Shaw (Author) (B0007J6U4O)

                Very hard to find a copy of this book. A nice clean copy of a scarce title on the world's greatest strain of racing pigeons. Printed and published in 1952.  This title tells the Story of Fred Shaw's Pigeon Racing career and also a tribute to Renier Gurnay - creator of the Gurnay strain. There is an introduction by S.W.E. Bishop in praising Shaw & the sport of Pigeon Racing.

                Crisp, gilt lettering on front cover and spine.

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                Product Details

                • Condition: Used – Very Good (VG) - Some page edges have slight tear, binding issue  
                • Hardcover: 137 pages
                • Publisher: All-British Pigeon Racing Pub. Co; 2nd edition (1952)
                • Language: English
                • Illustrations: B&W photos
                • ISBN-10:                                
                • ISBN-13:   
                • ASIN: B0007J6U4O                     
                • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 15 x .5 cm
                • Shipping Weight: 284 g

                Contents:

                1.  Early Days
                2.  The Achievements of Paul Verhoye
                3.  My first Meeting with M. Gurnay
                4.  I Revisit M. Renier Gurnay
                5.  The Fun Begins
                6.  The World's Greatest Winning Strain
                7.  A Few Champions
                8.  Particulars of the Layout of M. Gurnay's lofts
                9.  Racing at "The Grange"
                10. Pigeons that have collected money is buckets Full
                11. Food
                12. Imagination
                13. Eyes of the Gurnays
                14. Gurnays in Many Parts of the Worlds
                15. Fascination of the Sport
                16. The importance of the Hen
                17. Mealies, Reds and the Red Chequers
                18. Breeding the Racing Gurnay Type
                19. The Havana Gurnay
                20. By Request !
                21. Loft Innovation
                22. Artificial Insemination
                23. Breeding the Winning "Ego"
                24. The Stamina that Stays
                25. The Phenomenon of the Master Mind
                26. Flying the "Golden Horn"
                27. Brain Masterpiece
                28. What is the "Homing Instinct"
                29. The 1,000 Challenge Match
                30. Renier Gurnay - An Appreciation by Fred Shaw
                31. Conclusions
                32. Extracts from Fred Shaw's letters

                Story of Fred Shaw's Pigeon Racing career & also a tribute to Renier Gurnay - Creator of the Gurnay strain. Out of Print book published in 1952. RARE & HARD to FIND Racing Pigeon Book
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                0720716632 The Handbook of Pigeon Racing: by Jan Hermans
                The Handbook of Pigeon Racing: by Jan Hermans (Author) ( 9780720716634)

                This is a unique guide not only for those wishing to become acquainted with an enthralling hobby, but also for advanced fanciers who wish to extend their knowledge.  Never before has such an impressive amount of information about pigeon racing been assembled in such an accessible form.  

                The author first sketches the development of the sport of pigeon racing and the origins of the contemporary racing pigeon.  He then discusses chapter by chapter the bird, its accommodation and breeding, feeding and veterinary care.  He looks in detail at the sport itself over the short and long distances.  

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                Product Details

                • Condition: Used – Fine/Like New (F)
                • Hardcover: 256 pages with dust jacket
                • Publisher: Pelham Books (1986)
                • Language: English
                • Illustrations: Color and B&W photos
                • ISBN-10: 0720716632                          
                • ISBN-13: 9780720716634
                • Product Dimensions: 24 x 17 x 2.5 cm
                • Shipping Weight: 754 g

                Contents:

                1.  Introduction
                2.  The Bird
                3.  Housing
                4.  Feeding
                5.  Breeding
                6.  Veterinary care
                7.  The sport
                8.  Other aspects of the sport

                A Detailed guide book for new and expert Pigeon fanciers! Expert fanciers will extend their knowledge with the abundance of detail in this book on Racing Pigeons.
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