Ornithology

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

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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
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"
Collection...
Keulemans, J. G.
Collection of 22 bird prints from Henry Eeles Dresser's A history of the birds of Europe, including all the species inhabiting the western Palaearctic region .
[London, H. E. Dresser, ca. 1880]. 22 Single leaves. 4to (ca. 31.8 x 23.1 cm). In fine lithography with very detailed and accurate hand-colouring.
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€650.00
Wonderful illustrations of tits and nuthatches
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
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
Two framed...
Levaillant, F.
Two framed prints of parrots [by Barraband] from the Histoire naturelle des perroquets .
Paris, Levrault, 1801-1805. Two colour-printed plates with printed captions in French. In uniform glazed frames with elegant gilt wooden frames. Visible surface 34.5 x 28.0 cm; frame size 55.0 x 48.0 cm.
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€1,650.00
A beautiful set of Barraband's parrots including a mysterious species from Cuba
A monograp...
Marshall, C. H. T. and G. F. L. Marshall
A monograph of the Capitonidae or scansorial barbets. The plates drawn and lithographed by J. G. Keulemans.
London, the authors, 1870-1871. Large 4to (31.0 x 24.7 cm). Title page, dedication page, list of subscribers, contents, list of plates. xli, [viiii] pp.; 73 hand-coloured plates, heightened with gum arabic; each with explanatory text leaves. Contemporary gilt-lined black half morocco over zaffre pebbled boards. Spine with four raised bands; compartments rich gilt with floral patterns and gilt title. Marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt.
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€16,000.00
Colourful New World rainforest birds drawn by Keulemans