Ornithology

All works on birds and birders, including oology, nidology, etc

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[Taxidermy...
[Anonymous, but probably John Cooper & Sons]
[Taxidermy] Kestrel and prey in winter.
Great Britain, [John Cooper and Sons?], ca. 1900. Taxidermy bow-fronted cased (41 x 39 x 20 cm) in naturalistic winter setting. Case with three glass panels (bow front and two side panels) and hanger.
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€1,250.00
A view to a kill
Japanische...
[Anonymous]
Japanische Vogelstudien. 12 Blätter.
Wien, K.K. Österreichischen Handels-Museum, 1895. Folio (45.0 x 33.0 cm). Lithographed pictorial title, and 12 full-colour mounted lithographs. Portfolio with pictorial boards.
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€250.00
A rare work, showing the influence of Japanese Art on western design during the Art Nouveau - Jugendstil period
[Portrait...
Audubon, John
[Portrait by J. G. Nordheim, after a photograph]
Leipzig, Brockhaus, ca. 1851. Engraved portrait with caption, on one side of a single leaf (29.6 x 19.5 cm); printed surface approximately 16.0 x 9.4 cm.
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€170.00
A nice portrait of the most famous American ornithologist
Figures of...
Bewick, T.
Figures of British land birds, engraved on wood by T. Bewick. To which are added, a few foreign birds, with their vulgar and scientific names. Volume I. [All published].
Newcastle upon Tyne, R. Beilby and T. Bewick, 1800. 8vo (23.0 x 13.8 cm). Title page with engraved vignette, preface, 133 plates, each with a captioned engraving of a bird or (the first plate) a nest, or (the second and third plate) bird hunting, and on each an engraved vignette; one page with engraved vignette only. Contemporary polished half calf over marbled boards. Spine with black morocco label, gilt lines.
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€600.00
The rarest of all Bewick's works
[Sculpture...
Bosch, G. van den
[Sculpture] Amazon parrots.
ca. 1965. Bronze sculpture. Ca. 175 x 100 x 75 cm.
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€9,900.00
Heavy Metal parrots
Faune de l...
Bouet, G.
Faune de l'Union Française (Ancienne Faune de l'Empire Français). Volumes XVI-XVII. Oiseaux de l'Afrique Tropicale (première et deuxième partie). [Complete].
Paris, Office de la Recherches Scientifique Outre-Mer [AND] Larose, 1955-1961. Two parts in two. Very large 8vo (28.2 x 19.0 cm). 798 [412; 386] pp., 139 [87, 52] (groups of) text figures. Original uniform printed wrappers.
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€175.00
With the author's African hunting permit
Groups of...
Brookshaw, G.
Groups of flowers, drawn and accurately coloured after nature with full directions for the young artist; designed as a companion to the treatise on flower painting. Second Edition. [AND] Groups of Fruit... [AND} Six Birds... [Complete].
London, Thomas McLean, 1819. Folio (35.5 x 26.3 cm). Three half-titles and three title pages; three pp. "Advertisement"; Double-suite (finely hand-coloured and plain) of 18 colour-printed plates (six flowers, six fruits, six birds), with explanatory text to each plate. Contemporary red straight-grain morocco. Spine with five broad, raised bands with elaborate gilt ornaments; compartments with gilt floral frames and gilt title; boards with intrice gilt floral border, and blind-tooled border; gilt inner dentelles; brown marbled endpapers. All edges gilt.
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€2,800.00
How to paint flowers, fruit and birds: a great challenge
Reizen ove...
Bruin, C., De [De Bruyn or Bruijn]
Reizen over Moskovie, door Persie en Indie: verrykt met driehondert kunstplaten, vertoonende de beroemste lantschappen en steden, ook de byzondere dragten, beesten, gewassen en planten, die door gevonden worden: voor al derzelver oudheden, en wel voornamentlyk heel uitvoerig, die van het heerlijke en van oudts de geheele werrelt door befaemde hof van Persepolis, by den Persianen Tchilminar genaemt. Alles door den Autheur zelf met groote naeukeurigheit na 't leven afgetekent, en nooit voor dezen in 't ligt gebragt.
Amsterdam, R. and G. Wetstein, J. Oosterwyk and H. van de Gaete, 1714. Folio (33.3 x 21.1 cm). Allegorical frontispiece (by Picart, dated 1711), title page (in red and black), engraved portrait of de Bruyn (by G. Kneller), [vi], 472, [xii] pp., and 260 numbered engraved plates (many double, folded), two large maps, and 34 large text engravings, not numbered, including portraits, views, etc. Contemporary blind ruled and embossed vellum. Spine with six raised bands, title written in ink, in a neat contemporary hand.
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€8,000.00
One of the most richly illustrated voyages through Russia
Histoire n...
Buffon, G. Comte de
Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière: histoire naturelle des oiseaux.
Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1770-1785. 18 volumes in 18. Large 12mo (18.0 x 10.5 cm). Text with 264 engraved plates. Uniform contemporary half calf over speckled boards. Spines with five raised, gilt-ornamented bands; compartments with gilt floral patterns and two morocco labels in red or brown (short title) and black (part number).
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€1,500.00
With more plates than quoted by Nissen
Histoire n...
Buffon, [G. L. L. Comte de]
Histoire naturelle des oiseaux, par Leclerc de Buffon; augmentée de notes, d'additions considérables, et mise au courant des connoissances actuelles; avec les figures de tous les oiseaux connus, gravées d'après les dessins de Barraband. Ouvrage formant une ornithologie complette. Par C. S. Sonnini, membre de plusieurs sociétés savantes. Tomes 1-28. [Complete].
Paris, F. Dufart, An IX-XIII (1801-1805). 28 parts in 28 (complete). 8vo (19.3 x 12.0 cm). Over 10,000 pp., 257 finely engraved plates. Uniform contemporary polished tree-calf with empire style gilt borders and ornaments. Red and black morocco labels with gilt title. Marbled endpapers. Edges yellow, speckled with red.
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€1,450.00
The complete Soninni on birds
Traité de...
Bulliard, P.
Traité de la chasse aux oiseaux et de toutes les ruses dont on se sert pour les prendre, suivi d'une collection considerable de figures et de pièges nouveux propres à différentes chasses. Nouvelle édition, augmentée de la méthode pour faire les filets; de beaucoup de détails sur la chasse au gibier-plume, et ornée d'un grand nombre de figures représentant les oiseaux que l'on chasse en France.
Paris, Audot, 1818. 12mo (16.3 x 9.5 cm). 270 pp. with 57 engraved plates of birds and utensils to catch them. Contemporary full speckled calf. Spine with four raised bands, rich gilt compartment and brown morocco label with gilt title. Boards with thin gilt line border. Edges speckled red.
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€450.00
With 23 extra plates not present in the first edition
Birds of G...
Butler, A. G.
Birds of Great Britain and Ireland. Order Passeres, complete in two volumes.
London, Caxton, [1907-1908]. Two volumes in two. Large 4to (28.7 x 22.9 cm). Title pages, 434 pp. [I: (iv), 210; II: (iv), 216]; 115 [60; 55] tissue-guarded chromolithographed plates, of which eight with eggs. Original uniform green, gilt-bordered half morocco over green linen boards. Spines with gilt title. Marbled endpapers. Top edges gilt.
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€230.00
A complete set of this beautifully illustrated work