Ornithology

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Caribbean Birds and Fish
Original watercolour and pencil studies of West Indian birds and fish.
Caribbean, unpublished, 1741. Three sheets (size 38 x 48 (twice) and 34 x 44 cm), of which two illustrated on both sides. All three with simple, old, cardboard frames.
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€1,500.00
A rare collection of original pre-Linnaean Caribbean bird and fish drawings
Gli uccell...
Cetti, F.
Gli uccelli di Sardegna.
Sassari, G. Piattoli, 1776. 8vo (17.7 x 11.2 cm). Half title, title, [vi], 334 pp. (including two more half titles), engraved frontispiece, six engraved plates, two engraved text vignettes. Contemporary blind-stamped vellum. Spine with blind-tooled floral vignettes and brown morocco label with gilt title. Patterned pastedowns. Red edges.
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€750.00
A fine work on birds by one of the few Europeans with a European bird named after him
The birds...
Cory, C. B.
The birds of Haiti and Santo Domingo.
Boston, MA, Estes & Lauriat, [1884-]1885. Small Folio (28.9 x 21.0 cm). Title page, engraved map and 23 plates of which seven hand-coloured. Slightly later grained half calf over marbled boards. Speckled edges.
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€400.00
A peculiar copy of this scarce work
The birds...
Crawshay, R.
The birds of Tierra del Fuego.
London, Quaritch, 1907. 4to (28.0 x 20.5 cm). Half-title, title, engraved dedication page, xl, 158 pp., 21 fine hand-coloured plates by Keulemans, 23 photographic plates, one tinted (red and blue) map. Publisher's black half morocco over green linen boards, gilt lettered spine with five raised, gilt-lined bands; top edge gilt.
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€2,400.00
Bird painter Keulemans at his best - and in a mint condition
Faune méri...
Crespon, J.
Faune méridionale ou description de tous les animaux vertébrés vivans et fossiles, sauvages ou domestiques qui se rencontrent toute l'année ou qui ne sont que de passage dans les plus grande partie du Midi de la France; suivie d'une méthode de taxidermie ou l'art d'empailler les oiseaux.
Nimes, chez l'auteur, and Montpellier, M. Lebrun, 1844. Two volumes of text and one atlas in three. 8vo (text volumes 21.5 x 13.0 cm; atlas 21.6 x 15.2 cm). 714 pp. [xxviii, 320, (2); ix, 354 (1)], 74 lithographed plates (one double-sized and double present). Contemporary uniform pebbled calf over pebbled boards. Spines with gilt lines and title. Marbled endpapers.
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€1,500.00
A rare French zoological monograph with the often missing atlas
Les oiseau...
Cuvier, G.
Les oiseaux décrits et figurés d'après la classification de Georges Cuvier. Mise au courant des progrès de la science. LXXI planches représentant en 464 figures. Dessinées d'après nature et gravées sur cuivre les espèces les plus remarquables et les caractères génériques tirés du bec et des plattes. Avec un texte explicatif.
Paris, J. B. Baillière et Fils, 1869. 8vo (22.4 x 14.5 cm). Half-title, title page and 72 engraved plates, tissue-guarded, with explanatory text leaves, and short index. Original printed boards. Spine with cloth cover and printed paper label.
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€500.00
Posthumously published much improved edition of Cuvier's work
Remarks up...
Darwin, C.
Remarks upon the habits of the genera Geospiza, Camarhynchus, Cactornis and Certhidea of Gould.
London, The Zoological Society of London, 1837. 8vo (22.7 x 13.9 cm). p. 49. Original blind blue wrappers, preserved in a green clamshell box with gilt title.
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Reserved
The fundaments of evolution: Darwin on "his" finches
The birds...
Dawson, W. L. and J. H. Bowles
The birds of Washington. A complete scientific and popular account of the 372 species of birds found in the state. Illustrated by more than 300 original half-tones of birds in life, nests, eggs, and favotite haunts, from photographs by the author and others. Together with 40 drawings in the text and a series of full-page color-plates. By Alan Brooks. Large paper edition. With photogravures and special photographs. Sold only by subscription. Volume I - II. (Complete). [Large paper copy, numbered]
Seattle, WA, The Occidental Publishing Co., 1909. In two volumes. Large 4to (31.5 x 24.5 cm). xv, iii, 1,012 pp.; 45 plates including two frontispieces (original photo, mounted and with printed tissue guard), and including 16 colour plates after watercolours of A. Brooks, 300 text figures. Uniform original boards. Spine with original printed labels. Decorated endpapers.
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€500.00
The true first large paper edition
A history...
Dresser, H. E.
A history of the birds of Europe, including all the species inhabiting the western Palaearctic Regions.
London, 1871-1896. In nine volumes. Large 4to (31.5 x 25.5 cm). 723 lithographed plates after John Gerrard Keulemans, Joseph Wolf and Edward Neale, of which 721 finely hand-coloured, PLUS 17 duplicate plates with slight differences in colouring. Uniform contemporary half morocco over red pebbled boards. Gilt title on the spines. Original pictorial front wrappers bound in.
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€17,500.00
An over-complete copy, with the little gull plate AND 17 duplicate plates with slight differences in colouring
Society fo...
Dresser, H. E. (ed.)
Society for the Protection of Birds: Educational Series. Parts I & II, nos. 1 to 24 with Acts and Orders, and Supplement. [All published].
London, Society for the Protection of Birds, 1896-1898. In one volume, 4to (23.7 x 18.5 cm). Title page, three early index leaves, 220 pp. [1: 4; 2: (4); 3: 6; 4: 8; 5: 4; 6: 4; 7: 4; 8: 4; 9: 6; 10: 4; 11: 6+8+8; 12: 4; 13: 4; 14: 4; 15: 4; 16: 4; 17: 4; 18: 4; 19: 4; 20: 4; 21: 4; 22: 4; 23: 4; 24: 4]; many illustrations. Original blind stamped floral patterned cloth. Gilt title on front board. Specked edges.
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€350.00
Presentation copy of a rare, ephemeral series
Eine ornit...
Erlanger, C. von
Eine ornithologische Forschungsreise durch Tunesien. Mit 15 farbigen und 2 schwarzen Tafeln, 1 Textbild, 1 nach photographischer Aufname gefertiges Schwarzdruckbild, einer Karte und 2 Verbreitungslisten.
Berlin, Friedländer [Deutsche Ornithologen-Gesellschaft], 1898-1899. 8vo (22.1 x 14.3 cm). 611 pp. [377-497; 213-532, 1-105, 1-65]; 26 numbered plates; mostly chromolithographs or hand-coloured collotypes (two plain lithographs), one unnumbered collotype plate ( Lagerplatz bei Oase Gabes ), one large multi-folded coloured map. Mid 20th-century gilt-bordered half morocco over grained morocco. Spine with for raised bands, gilt-rolled ornamental bands at head and foot and gilt title. Marbled endpapers. Original printed wrapper bound in.
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€2,500.00
Complete copy of a very rare ornithological work not in Nissen or Zimmer
Catalogue...
Eudes-Deslongchamps, E.
Catalogue descriptif des trochilidés ou oiseaux-mouches aujourd'hui connus, revue d'après les exemplaires du Musée de Caen. 1er fascicule avec planches. [Complete].
Caen, F. le Blanc-Hardel, [1880]. 8vo (23.0 x 14.0 cm). Half-title, title, 489 pp., six double-sized lithographed plates. Original printed wrappers.
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€650.00
Rare offprint of an important work on the systematics of hummingbirds