$42 Hardback in excellent condition for its age. 28oz
Deutscher Rassentauben-Standard; in Farbe: (German Standards)
$200 Mint folder type. 54 oz
MövchenTauben International: Owls Frills
Turbits: Werner Assmus
This is a very nice German language book about the history (and more) of Turbits and Owls up through 1979 when the book was published. Even if one can't read German, the pictures tell a very solid story about the breed. Many of the later photographs are in printed in color, but since many of the older photographs were taken in black and white that is the way they are here.
$60 Mint hardback 1979 269pp 19
Dictionnaire du Pigeon Voyageur; Guy Brasseur D' Veterinaire
Very large mint hardback of 526 pages covering all aspects of the hobby and bird. Written by the french veterinarian Guy Brasseur. Very well illustrated, particularly concerning pigeon anatomy.
El Santo; Emilio Casio
I believe this to be Spanish and a reprint of work in the early 1800's by Emilio Casio. Appears to be as collection of varies subjects in verse.
De Sierduif; Uitgave Eerste Zuide-Hollandse Sierduivenlief Hebbers Vereninging
In the Dutch (Nederlands) language. Mint hardback published in 1990 consisting of 196 pages covering many breeds found in the Netherlands, complete with drawings and photographs.
De Sierduif; Rob Dekker & Dick Hamer
In the Dutch (Nederlands) language.
1990 196pp mint hard back
Duiven: Sieraad en Plaag; Doude van Troostwijk
A small introductory paperback pamphlet in excellent condition that appears to have been published sometime during the last half of 1960's about pigeons in the Dutch (Nederlands) language.
Sierduiven in Kleur; C. S. Th.Van Gink
One will quickly regonize the pictures in this book as those found in Fulton's The Illustrated Book of Pigeons published in 1870 in Londen. Mint for it's age. In the Dutch (Nederlands) language. This is van Gink's tribute to this work in a small format. Published in 1983 of 138 pages. Excellent condition paperback.
Het Grote Post Duiven Boek; A. van den Hoek
This is a large oversized hardback In the Dutch (Nederlands) language covering the sport or racing. It is in excellent condition, but the dust jacket has a tear and is soiled. It performed as intended and protected the book itself.. The book was published in 1981, consisting of 205 pp.
Berliner Tummler; Erich Klein
This paperback was published in 1920, but other than the paper tanning is in excellent condition. It is published, and written in German as one would expect, in Germany. There are many photographs of the varies form of Berlin Tumblers, and it is clear that they were flying breeds. The font is very unusual and artistic. A great "read" even for those of us that do not know German.
$125 Excellent condition considering its age. 4oz
Les Convoyeurs Attendent; Francoise Lempereur
Pigeons Domestiques et Voyageurs: G. Lissot
There have been many re-issues of the classic work by the most prolific French writer about pigeons. It is the French equivalent of a beginner’s pigeon book, covering all the necessities for successful breeding, including description of the more common breeds found there and how they should look.
$40 Excellent hardback 226pp 1950
Nederlandse Hoogvliergers Oud Hollandse Tuimelaars: A. S. Heijboer & R. R. P. van der Mark
This is a very nice small frame book, just a little over 5x7 providing information of the breeds and how the sport is practiced in the Netherlands. There are a few color photographs, but the majority are in black and white. There is a very good picture of the trap style used there, which is clear enough to copy should one so desire. And yes, the Dutch have some beautiful pigeons.
$9 Mint hardback 1990 96pp. 7
Tropische Duiven Houden, Versorgen, Fokken; R.R.P. van der Mark
In the Dutch (Nederlands) language. A glossy covered paperback pubished in 1983, consisting of 79pp, covering many breeds of small doves.
De Nederlandse Sierduivenrassen; R.R.P. van der Mark
A glossy covered paperback in the Dutch (Nederlands) language published in 1966, consisting of 78pp., covering the fancy breeds of found in the Netherlands. In near mint condiiton
$30 ok 5oz
Sierduiven in del lage landen; R.R.P. van der Mark
The dust jacket while showing wear has performed it's intended task and preserved the book. This hardback, n the Dutch (Nederlands) language, was published.1964 consisting of 112pp, and is in excellent condition. 1st edition
De Kleurduiven Rassen; R.R.P. van der Mark
A glossy covered paperback in the Dutch (Nederlands) language published in 1964, of 127pp, covering the color pigeon breeds. In excellent conditon, but the cover does have a crease as shown in the larger scan
Sierduiven als Liefhebberij; R.R. P. van der Mark
A nice hardback explaining the hobby. in the Dutch (Nederlands) language. Very good copy, but does have some damage to the top of the spine as shown in the larger scan and a previous owner's stamp and title translation on the front end papers.
Entire Set $150
Horst Marks published several books in his series on pigeons. They were published over several years from the 70's through the 80's. All of these books are in very good condition, but they all have a ownership/receipt stamp on the front end paper for the Ministerium fur Kultur. 3#
Farbentauben; Horst Marks. $22 .
Formentauben, Riesen-sport, und Trommeltauben, Horst Marks. $26
Huhn-, Struktur- und Warzentauben, Horst Marks. $25
Kropftauben, Horst Marks. $30
Unsere Haustauben, Horst Marks. $40
Kurzschnablige Tummler, Horst Marks. $20
Rakovnichy Kotrlak: Miroslav Masata
This nicely published paperback about Czechoslovakian Rollers was published in 2006 and is in mint condition. As one would expect it is not in English, but the many photographs and drawings say it all in any language. The drawings labeling the various parts, in Czech of course, helps with the translation.
Duiven Gids; Andrew McNeillie
In the Dutch (Nederlands) language. Mint hardback of 157 pages with many color drawings of several breeds.
Elseviers Duivengids; Andrew McNeillie
Also in the Dutch (Nederlands) language and also in mint condition. The only basic difference is the cover and publisher.
Illustriertes Rassetauben Buch: Eric Muller & Jakob Relovsky
A very large format book (12.5 x 14.5 inches on heavy stock and weighing nearly 6 pounds) of beautiful drawings depicting various pigeon breeds, including type and color variations within the breed. Each drawing is supplemented with descriptions of the ideal types written by Eric Muller. A work of art printed in 1993 consisting of 191 pages, with 81 being full color drawings by Jacob Relovsky. Currently two copies are availavle.
These books come in a sleeve to protect the book. One of the sleeves is stained as can be seen in the scaned image. The sleeve did exactly what it was supposed to do, and protected the actual book completely, but because of the damage to the sleeve is offered at substantially lower cost.
$225 Hardback mint interior but with stains on sleeve jacket. 90oz
Rohnfried Courier 97
A racing pigeon magazine published in the Dutch (Nederlands) language.
Taschenatlas: Horst Schmid & Rudi Proll
This is a smaller version of the German Lexicon (Encyclopedia) of pigeons. It is 192 pages of great color photographs, and very well indexed. That makes it, even for those of us that can't read German, a very valuable tool. It is laid out very similar to Levi's classics, Encyclopedia of Pigeons. It also has a very extensive bibliography of German works and a few others such as Ludlow’s but oddly enough, Levi's classic on which this appears to be modeled is not among them. A very nicely published book, and a bargain at twice the price.
$25 mint. 9
Lexikon der Tauben: Hans-Joachim Schille
Germany is probably the most prolific country when it comes to text about pigeons. There are so many great German pigeon books it is near impossible to name them all. Some new, some old. This book is as the title says a dictionary of pigeons and is very much like Levi's Encyclopedia of Pigeon Breeds in layout style. It is nearly completely in color with a short description of the breed, in German of course, with a great photo for the breeds covered. And these are not just photos taken inside judging cages. We get photos from the top German Photographers Josef Wolters, and Thomas Hellmann. I am not sure of the publication date, but it is a fairly recent work.
$39 Mint hardback 288pp 22
De Postduif van a-z; C.A.M. Spruijt
The complete work by Spruit on the Racing homer written in the Dutch (Netherlands) language. This is really a very nice copy of the classic work by the preeminent Dutch author.
$55, Excellent, near mint, hard back with tattered jacket,
531pp 5th edition 1964. 38oz
Raskenmerken; C.A.M. Spruijt
In the Dutch (Nederlands) language. A color Dragoon color plate is bound in in this printing. Would be in excellent condition except there is some moderate to heavy tanning of the pages and the corners have been bumped as shown on scan. The book published in 1948 is large at 492 pages, including 170 photograps & 80 drawings from Lentink.
This blue bound issue is nearly identical except this issue does not have the bound in Dragoon plate and a previous owner has pasted in what appears to be the the color picture from the front of the jacket cover pasted on front inside cover and the end remarks on the inside back cover. Beyound the fading of the cover as seen on the scan, this book is in excellent condition and in better overall condition than the issue with the red cover.
De Kropperrassen; C.A.M. Spruijt
In the Dutch (Nederlands) language.1929, 526pp. Excellent condition except the cover which is badly stained as shown on the scan.
De Structuurduiven; C.A.M. Spruijt
In the Dutch (Nederlands) language.1931, 626p excellent
While this book does have its corners bumped, it is still in very good condition for its age. There is very little tanning and no foxing to the text pages with only slight foxing on the inside covers. Very nice for a book published in 1927. This book has many black and white photographs and a few colored drawings explaining the larger breeds, which this book covers.. A rather unusual find.
Onse Duiven in Woord en Beeld: C.S.Tn. van Gink and C.A.M. Spruijt
entire set $175
Onse Duiven in Woord en Beeld was issued in volumes consisting of a set of six. Each volume covered a set of related breed. providing a written description as well as paste in picture cards of the breeds covered. These issues are complete with every picture card included. The sets were printed in Gouda, but not on acid free papers as the larger scans clearly show. They have tanned and foxed over the years. Other than that these paperbacks of, rather large scale (11x9 inches), are in good condition for their age with the caveat noted above. To see the larger scan just click on the images.
$35 Volume 1
$35 Volume 2
$35 Volume 3
$35 Volume 4
$35 Volume 5
$35 Volume 6
Postduiven; Bert Visser
A near mint hardback in the Dutch (Nederlands) language published in 1981,of 157pp. The book itself is near mint with the exception of a previous owner's stamp on the front end papers. The dust jacket remains very good but does show some fading. This book covers all the details of properly caring for and racing homing pigeons.