Ornithology

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

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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
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
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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€380.00
First edition of an expedition narrative with chapters on the zoology and new, illustrated, herpetological species
Dictionnai...
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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€3,500.00
A rarely seen complete set with all 720 plates
[Taxidermy...
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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€750.00
A fine exemple of Victorian taxidermic craftmanship
[Taxidermy...
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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€1,200.00
A fine exemple of craftmanship by the renowned taxidermist Thomas Gunn
Report upo...
Henshaw, H.
Report upon the ornithological collections made in portions of Nevada, Utah, California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona during the years 1871, 1872, 1873 and 1874 [Chapter III, in: G. M. Wheeler (ed.) Report upon geographical and geological explorations and surveys west of the hundredth meridian. Vol. V. Zoology]
Washington, DC, Government Printing Office, 1875. Large 4to (28.4 x 22.5 cm). General title page, pp. 9-20, Title page (to the ornithology part), pp. 133-507, 977-989, 15 chromolithographed plates. Later full cloth with red morocco label with gilt title on the spine. Floral patterned endpapers.
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€425.00
A finely illustrated work on new and poorly known birds from the northwestern USA
Catalogue...
Herschel, W.
Catalogue of double stars. Read December 9, 1784.
London, The Royal Society, 1785. Large 4to (25.5 x 19.0 cm). Engraved title page, vii, 212 pp. Original grey front wrapper.
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€1,000.00
Herschel's important second catalogue, listing 434 double stars discovered since the delivery of his first catalogue