Ornithology

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Govierno g...
Ferrer de Valdecebro, A.
Govierno general, moral y politico hallado en las Aves mas generosas, y nobles, sacado de sus naturales, virtudes, y propiedades le escrive el Padre Maestro Fray Andres Ferrer de Valdecebro...le consagra al gloriosissimo Padre, y apostol Valenciano San Vicente Ferrer.
Madrid, M. Alegre, 1670. 4to (20.5 x 13.7 cm). [xl], 205 numbered leaves, 30 pp. of "tabla general" (general index), one engraved portrait of San Vicente Ferrer and 18 engravings in the text, all of the birds discussed. Limp vellum with beautifully contemporary calligraphed title on the spine.
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€3,600.00
Rare early work on Spanish ornithology
Oeuvres co...
Flourens, [M. J. P.] [Buffon, Cuvier and De Lacépède]
Oeuvres complètes de Buffon avec la nomenclature Linnéenne et la classification de Cuvier. Revues aux l'édition in-4to de l'Imprimerie royale et annotées par M. Flourens. Nouvelle édition illustrée de 150 planches gravées sur acier d'après les dessins de mm. Traviès et Henry Gobin et coloriées avec le pluis grand soin. (AND) Oevres de Cuvier et Lacépède contenant le complément de Buffon a l'histoire des mammifères et des oiseaux l'histoire des cétacés, batraciens serpents et poissons illustrés de 50 planches environ 125 sujets coloriés avec le plus grand soin. Supplément aux oeuvres complètes de Buffon annotées par M. Flourens.
Paris, Garnier Frères, [1855]. In 16 volumes. 4to (26.5 x 17.3 cm). 10,419 pp., one portrait, four hand-coloured maps, one tinted frontispiece, 190 (of 194?) finely hand-coloured steel-engravings of which nine placed as frontispieces). Contemporary uniform half morocco over marbled boards. Spines with five raised bands, gilt title. Marbled endpapers, speckled edges.
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€1,850.00
An unrecorded edition of Buffon and Cuvier
Naturgesch...
Fritsch, A. [J.]
Naturgeschichte der Vögel Europa's.
Prag, F. Tempský, 1870-1871. In two volumes. 8vo text (1870) (23.0 x 15.3 cm); xv, 506, [xi] pp.; and folio atlas (40.6 x 31.1 cm); title page, x pp.; 61 chromolithographed plates, with additional hand-colouring. Uniform original pebbled cloth boards in two colours. Spines with smooth bands and gilt title. Text volume with yellow endpapers. Speckled edges.
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€750.00
A rare, finely illustrated work in its original bindings
Contributi...
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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€150.00
The first monograph on the natural history of this enigmatic island with original observations
Musterblät...
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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€580.00
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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€125.00
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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€1,500.00
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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€350.00
A rare work on Guillaume Grandidier, one of Madagascar's greatest naturalists
A fascicul...
Gray, G. R.
A fasciculus of the birds of China.
London, Taylor & Francis, 1871. Folio (34.5 x 25.5 cm). Title page, [2]-8 pp.; 12 lithographed plates by William Swainson. Contemporary quarter blind pebbled cloth; front board with printed label.
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€950.00
Swainson's fine Chinese bird plates, published 16 years after his death
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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€220.00
...and an eagle
Blackheade...
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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€350.00
Two birdies...
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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€2,400.00
A very good copy with beautiful colour-printed wood engravings of parrots