Ornithology

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

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De avifaun...
Hoogerwerf, A.
De avifauna van Tjibodas en omgeving, inclusief het natuurmonument Tjibodas-Gn. Gede (West Java). [AND] De avifauna van de Plantentuin te Buitenzorg (Java).
[The Netherlands], Limosa, 1950. 8vo (23.2 x 15.6 cm). Title page, 280 pp., 21 full colour plates. Contemporary black grained leatherette over marbled boards. Spine with gilt bands and title
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€120.00
The last and best edition
Bericht üb...
Jäger, G. [E.]
Bericht über ein fast vollständiges Skelet von Palapteryx ingens . Über dessen Restauration und die davon angefertigsten Gypsabgrüsse; mit einigen Bemerkungen über die Aufstellung der Vogelsskelete Überhaupt.
Wien, Wilhelm Braumüller, 1863. Folio (32.5 x 24.7 cm). Title page, 12 pp., two large, mounted albumen photos (26.3 x 19.3 cm), tissue-guarded. Original printed wrappers; protective translucent sleeve.
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€1,500.00
First fine illustrations of the extinct Giant Moa of New Zealand
Historiae...
Jonston, J.
Historiae naturalis e quadrupeditus libri [I], de quadrupetibus, libri II [AND] III de insectis [AND] de serpentibus, libri V de piscubus et cetis [AND] IV, de exanguibus aquaticis, Libri VI. De avibus. [Complete].
Frankfurt am Main, Matthias Merian, 1650-1653. Six parts in four. Folio (32.6 x 19.6 cm) with 249 engraved plates and six engraved title pages (four resembling frontispieces, engraved by Matthias Merian). Part I (no date, but 1650) 232 [iv] pp., 80 plates; Part III (AND) Part II (1653) 200, [vii]; 40, [iii] pp., 40 [28, 12] plates; Part V (no date, but 1650) (AND) part IV (1650) 228; 78; [xii] pp., 67 [47, 20] plates; Part VI (1650). 227, [vii] pp. 62 plates. Contemporary uniform full mottled calf. Spines with six raised bands, compartments with rich gilt floral patterns and two green morocco labels with gilt titles.
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€8,500.00
A complete copy of the rare first edition of Johnston's famous "Historiae Naturalis"
Berajah or...
Kleinschmidt, O. a.o.
Berajah or Zoographia Infinita. [Including 37 monographs].
Halle, W. Schlüter; Leipzig, Erwin Nägele, etc., 1905-1937. 37 (16, 21) papers in two. Large, thick 4to (28.5 x 21.5 cm). Text and over 244 photographs or lithographed plates of which 83 nice chromolithographs mostly of falcons and mostly after Kleinschmidt. Later uniform half cloth; spines with gilt title. Many original printed wrappers bound in.
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€1,600.00
Includes several important monographs on birds of prey
Ambrae his...
Klobius, J.
Ambrae historiam ad omnipotentis dei gloriam, et hominum sanitatem.
Wittenberg, Mevius and Schumacher, Typis Henckel, 1666. 8vo (20.3 x 16.6 cm). Title page, [vi], 76 pp., three engraved plates and one folded engraved map of the world including the "Terra Australis incognita" and a peculiar map of "Iapan Olim Chrÿse". Contemporary vellum; spine with small morocco label with author's name and abridged title. Blue-grey edges. Preserved in a 20th century green cloth box (22.3 x 18.0 x 2.3 cm) with gilt lettered morocco label.
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€2,800.00
Rare, early work on amber and ambergris
Delices de...
Knorr, G.
Delices de la nature ou choix de tout ce que les trois regnes de la nature renferment de plus digne des recherches d'un curieux, pour en former un cabinet ouvrage communiqué ci-devant au public par Georg Wolfgang Knorr célébre graveur de Nuremberg continué par ses héritiers avec les descriptions et remarques de Philippe louis Statius Müller ... revû, corrigé et augmenté d'une préface par Mr. Jean Ernest Emanuel Walch ...traduit de l'allemand par Jaques Frederic Isenflamm. [Falcon]
[Nuremberg, les héritiers de feu G. W. Knorr, 1767]. Folio (54.5 x 38.0 cm). One very beautiful hand-coloured engraved plate.
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€1,000.00
The only falconry illustration of Knorr's famous "Deliciae Naturae
Westfalens...
Landois, H. (ed.)
Westfalens Tierleben in Wort und Bild. [Erster Band]; [Zweite Band] Die Vögel in Wort und Bild. Die Vogelwelt Westfalens. Dritter Band: Die Reptilien, Amphibien und Fische in Wort und Bild. [Complete].
Paderborn, Ferdinand Schöningh, 1883-1892. Three volumes in three. Large 8vo (24.6 x 17.2 cm). Engraved frontispiece of a typical Westphalian farm and cattle, titles in red and black, [viii, 412; 363; 441] pp., 19 chromolithographed plates, more than 189 [62; 37; more than 42, 48] numbered engravings of which many page-sized. Uniform richly embossed, black and gilt printed pebbled boards. Spines rich gilt. Floral endpapers. Marbled edges.
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A rare, complete copy in an unusually good condition
Venerie No...
Le Verrier de la Conterie, J.
Venerie Normande, ou l'école de la chasse aux chiens courants, pour le lievre, le chevreuil, le cerf, le daim, le sanglier, le loup, le renard & la loutre; avec les tons de chasse, accompagnés de chacun une explication sur l'occasion & les circonstances où ils doivent être sonnés; et un traité des remedes, un traité sur le droit de suite, & un dictionnaire des termes de chasse, &c.
Rouen, Laurent Dumesnil, 1778. 8vo (20.3 x 12.5 cm). xvi, 526 pp., 27 fine mostly folded woodengraved plates (some printed on blue paper and/or on recto and verso), mostly by Caron and including 12 large text engravings of music being "Tons de Chasse et Fanfares". Near contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with gilt ornaments and title. Marbled endpapers; speckled edges.
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€750.00
Hunting in Normandy: an 18th century DIY
Histoire n...
Lesson, R. P.
Histoire naturelle de Buffon. Mammifères. Oiseaux. [Atlas].
Paris, Pourrat Frères, [?1833-1834]. In three volumes. 8vo (22.2 x 14.4 cm). Two title pages, two frontispiece portraits, 327 plates on 325 sheets. Uniform early 19th century embossed calf. Spines rich gilt with floral vignettes, and titles. Gilt monogram on front boards. Marbled endpapers.
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€1,850.00
Unrecorded edition to Lesson's improved edition of the "Buffon" with plates by Prêtre, Traviés, and Oudart
Museum S:a...
Linnaeus, C.
Museum S:ae R:ae M:tis Ludovicae Ulricae reginae Svecorum, Gothorum, Vandalorumque &c. &c. &c. In quo animalia rariora, exotica, imprimis insecta & conchilia describuntur & determinantur prodromi instar editum. [AND] Museum S:ae R:ae M:tis Adolphi Friderici regis ...Aves, Amphibia, Pisces describuntur. Tomi secundi prodromus.
Holmiae, Laurentius Salvius, 1764. 8vo (20.4 x 12.4 cm). [vi], 722, 111 pp. Contemporary full speckled calf, gilt lines, spine with five raised bands, gilt-lined compartments, red morocco label with gilt title. All edges speckled.
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€4,500.00
A fine copy containing Linnaeus's descriptions of the rich natural history cabinets of the king and queen of Sweden
Danubius P...
Marsigli, L. F. Comte de Marsilli, L. Graave van
Danubius Pannonico-Mysicus. Observationibus geographicis, astronomicis, hydrographicis, historicis, physicis perlustratus.
Hagae Comitum [The Hague] Gosse, Alberts, & de Hondt; Amsterdam, Uytwerf & Changuion, 1726. Six volumes in six. Imperial folio (58.0 x 40.5 cm). Titles printed in red and black. Six engraved frontispieces, and 283 copper-engraved plates, as well as many text engravings, engraved vignettes and capitals. Signed in the first volume by all four publishers, listing all subscribers, and numbered (#93), identifying this set as that of Adriaan Deynoot (1685-1744). Contemporary uniform full morocco. Spines with eight raised, gilt-ornamented bands, rich gilt compartments and two black morocco labels with gilt titles. Boards with gilt ornamental borders, gilt corner pieces, and gilt dentelles. Marbled endpapers. Edges marbled.
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€28,000.00
First edition of this rare, splendid and opulent work based on the authors' famous Kunstkammer in Bologna
A new dict...
Martyn, W. F.
A new dictionary of natural history; or compleat universal display of animated nature. With accurate representations of the most curious and beautiful animals, elegantly coloured.
London, Harrison, [1784-]1785. Two volumes in two. Folio (39.5 x 25.0 cm). One hundred engraved and finely hand-coloured plates. Contemporary uniform half calf over marbled boards.
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€2,250.00
Cute illustrations based on specimens in the collections in the Leverian Museum