Ornithology

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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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€990.00
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
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