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Gibson-Hill, C. A.
Contributions to the natural history of Christmas Island, in the Indian Ocean.
Singapore, the Raffles Museum, 1947. 8vo (24.5 x 15.5 cm). 182 pp., seven plates, many text figures, including two maps. Original printed wrappers.
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The first monograph on the natural history of this enigmatic island with original observations
Godron, R.
Musterblätter für naturzeichnen und malen.
Hannover and Wien, Günther Wagner, 1906. Folio (46.0 x 31.0 cm). [i] p.; 15 loose full colour pochoir plates. Original paper-covered quarter linen portfolio with printed full colour pictorial title mounted on the front board. Patterned endpapers.
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A rare complete copy of this finely illustrated work
Die Vogeli...
Goethe, F.
Die Vogelinsel Mellum. Beiträge zur Monographie eines deutschen Seevogelschutzgebietes.
Berlin, R. Friedländer & Sohn, 1939. Large 4to (31.3 x 26.2 cm). 110 pp., five plates, 50 text illustrations. Slightly later blue half cloth over blue marbled boards. Spine with gilt lines and title. Speckled edges. Original printed wrappers bound in.
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A detailed work by the Goethe of Ornithology
Handbook t...
Gould, J.
Handbook to the birds of Australia.
London, the author, 1865. Two volumes in two. Large 8vo (24.7 x 15.6 cm). viii, 636; [ii], 629 pp. One page of advertisements bound in at the end of volume 1. Original uniform green, blind stamped cloth with lavish gilt ornaments - including palm trees and birds-of-paradise - on covers and spines. Yellow endpapers. Original publication leaflet bound in the rear of volume I.
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Gould's "update" of his Birds of Australia
Titres et...
Grandidier, G.
Titres et travaux scientifiques de M. Guillaume Grandidier.
Paris, Masson, 1905. 4to (27.6 x 22.3 cm). 74 pp., numerous text illustrations. Original printed wrappers.
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A rare work on Guillaume Grandidier, one of Madagascar's greatest naturalists
Gray, J. E.
Blackheaded pheasant. Male [AND] Female [From: Illustrations of Indian Zoology. Chiefly selected from the collection of Major-General Hardwicke].
London, Treuttel, Wurtz, Treuttel, jun. and Richter, 1831-1832. Two plates. Folio (46.3 x 33.1 cm). Fine lithographed plates with original hand-colouring.
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Two birdies...
Lined fish...
Gray, J. E.
Lined fishing eagle [From: Illustrations of Indian Zoology. Chiefly selected from the collection of Major-General Hardwicke].
London, Treuttel, Wurtz, Treuttel, jun. and Richter, 1831. Folio (46.5 x 33.2 cm). Fine lithographed plate with original hand-colouring.
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...and an eagle
Parrots in...
Greene, W. T.
Parrots in captivity.
London, George Bell and Sons, 1884-1887. Three volumes in three. 8vo (25 x 17.5 cm). (I) xiv, 114 pp; (II) x, 144; (III) viii, 144, with in total 81 beautiful colour-printed, wood-engraved plates, including a frontispiece. Uniform publisher's green cloth with gilt title on the spines and gilt parrot vignette on the front boards.
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A very good copy with beautiful colour-printed wood engravings of parrots
Journals o...
Grey, G.
Journals of two expeditions of discovery in north-west and western Australia during the years 1837, 38, and 39, under the authority of Her Majesty's Government. Describing many newly discovered, important and fertile districts, with observations on the moral and physical condition of the aboriginal inhabitants, &c., &c.
London, T. and W. Boone, 1841. Two volumes in two. 8vo (14.0 x 22.3 cm). Two lithographed frontispieces, one being hand-coloured and depicting a western-Australian Aboriginal person; (2), xiv, 412 pp., (16); vii, 482 pp.; 20 lithographed plates of which five hand-coloured. Original uniform embossed cloth. Gilt title and vignette on the spines. Yellow endpapers.
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First edition of an expedition narrative with chapters on the zoology and new, illustrated, herpetological species
Guérin, F. E.
Dictionnaire pittoresque d'histoire naturelle et des phénomènes de la nature, contenant l'histoire des animaux, des végétaux, des minéraux, des météores, des principaux phénomènes physiques et des curiosités naturelles, avec des détails sur l'emploi des productions des trois règnes dans les usages de la vie, les arts et métiers et les manifactures. rédigé par une société de naturalistes, sous la direction de M. F. E. Guérin. Tome I-IX. [Complete].
Paris, "Bureau de Souscription" [F. E. Guérin-Ménéville], 1833-1839. Nine volumes in nine. 4to (28.3 x 18.3 cm). Text and 720 plates of which 718 hand-coloured. Uniform contemporary green morocco over marbled boards. Spines with four raised, blind-tooled bands, compartments with gilt triple borders and title. Marbled endpapers, sprinkled edges.
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A rarely seen complete set with all 720 plates
Gunn, T. E.
[Taxidermy] Kestrel.
Norwich, T. E. Gunn, pre 1923. Taxidermy cased (41 x 31 x 17 cm) in naturalistic setting. Black wooden case with glass front; interior painted light blue.
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A fine exemple of Victorian taxidermic craftmanship
Gunn, T. E.
[Taxidermy] Sparrowhawk.
Norwich, T. E. Gunn, pre-1923. Taxidermy cased (40 x 30 x 15 cm) in naturalistic setting. Black wooden case with glass front; interior painted light blue. Printed label on rear board.
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A fine exemple of craftmanship by the renowned taxidermist Thomas Gunn