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

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Meyer, A. B.
Abbildungen von Vogel-Skeletten. I-XI.
Dresden, privately published, 1879-1886. 11 parts in one. Folio (33.8 x 26.9 cm). 64 pp., 111 collotype plates (numbered I-CX, VIIA). Slightly later grained half cloth over marbled boards. Gilt title on the spine. Original printed front wrappers bound in.
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Rare start of the first large, photographic work exclusively dealing with bird skeletons
Histoire p...
Milne Edwards, A. and A. Grandidier and L. Lavauden [in A. Grandidier and G. Grandidier (eds.)]
Histoire physique, naturelle et politique de Madagascar. XII-XV. Histoire naturelle des oiseaux. [AND] XII. Supplément. [Complete].
Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, Société d'Éditions Géographiques, Maritimes et Coloniales, AND Tananarive, Imprimerie Officielle, 1876-1937. In four volumes (texte, atlas I, atlas II, atlas III and Supplément). Large 4to and folio (31.0 x 24.1 cm). Half-titles and titles; 999 pp. [(i), 779; viii, 211]; 412 plates by John Gerrard Keulemans and others; nine text figures. Somewhat later uniform red morocco over marbled boards. Spines with five raised bands, gilt titles and two gilt vignettes.
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A very good set with all the fine Keulemans plates
A monograp...
Mivart, S. G. [J.]
A monograph of the lories, or brush-tongued parrots, composing the family Loriidae.
London, R. H. Porter, 1896. Large 4to (31.5 x 25.3 cm). Title page, liii, 194 pp. [1-193, 24A]; four chromolithographed maps, 61 hand-coloured lithographed plates heightened with gum arabic; 19 groups of text figures. Original brown morocco with gilt lines and title on the front board and spine. Bevelled edges. Top edge gilt.
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"Excellent" (Zimmer). A very fine copy in the rare original publisher's binding
Dieren van...
Moerkerk, J. M.
Dieren van nabij.
Amsterdam, De Bezige Bij, [1949]. Large 4to (26.4 x 20.4 cm). 208 pp., numerous b/w illustrations. Original pictorial cloth.
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An extremely rare work on animals in zoos
Museum d'H...
Museum d'Histoire Naturelle
Museum d'Histoire Naturelle: Annales volumes 1-21 (AND) Nouvelles Annales volumes 1-4 (AND) Mémoires volumes 1-20 (AND) Archives volumes 1-10 (AND) Nouvelles Archives Series I volumes 1-10; Series II volumes 1-10; Series III volumes 1-9.
Paris, Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, 1802-1897. 84 volumes in100 parts. Large 4to (slightly differing dimensions per series, the largest being the last series, at 32.0 x 25.0 cm). 2,048 copper engravings and lithographed plates of which many double-sized or larger, and/or hand-coloured or in chromolithography, and seven portraits. Contemporary uniform marbled boards with morocco labels on the spines in different colours for the different series; original printed wrappers of several issues bound in (Annales, Mémoires, Nouvelle Annales), and near contemporary uniform cloth bindings with red morocco labels (Archives and Nouvelles Archives, first series), and original printed wrappers (last two series of the Nouvelles Archives).
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From Lamarck to Père David: The congregation of all the leading 19th-century French botanists and zoologists
Historia n...
Nieremberg, J. E.
Historia naturae, maxime peregrinae, libris XVI distincta. In quibus rarissima naturae arcana, etiam astronomica, & ignota Indiarum animalia, quadrupedes, aves, pisces, reptilia, insecta, zoophyta, plantae, metalla, lapides, & alia mineralia, fluviorumque & elementorum conditiones, etiam cum proprietatibus medicinalibus, dexcribuntur; novae & curiosissimae questiones disputantur, ac plura sacrae scripturae loca eruditè enodantur. Accedunt de miris & miraculosis naturis in Europâ libri duo: item de iisdem in terrâ Hebraeis promissâ liber unus.
Antverpia, Plantiniana, Balthasar Moret, 1635. Folio (35.4 x 22.0 cm). [vi], 502, [xvi, lxxxviii, iv] pp. with a nice engraved title vignette and 69 woodcuts of plants and animals in the text. Large Plantin vignette "Labore Constantia" on last printed leaf. Contemporary full calf, boards with gilt-lined borders, spine with five raised bands and gilt-bordered red morocco title label.
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Rare early work on the natural history of the tropical Americas. Copy with the publisher' logo
De vogelwe...
Nuyens, A.
De vogelwereld. Handboek voor liefhebbers van kamer- en parkvogels. Met driehonderd afbeeldingen in chromolithographie.
Groningen, J. B. Wolters, 1886. Folio (36.8 x 27.3 cm). Two title pages, 274 [xvi, 156; (ii), 100] pp; 48 [26; 22] large, chromolithographed plates. Publisher's decorative full cloth with gilt and black embossing on the front board and spine; large pictorial panel of an Arcadian landscape with a peacock and swans on the front board, and gilt title on the spine. Bevelled edges. Iridescent silk endpapers. All edges gilt.
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Complete copies have become very rare
Report on...
Ogilvie-Grant, W. R.
Report on the birds collected by the British Ornithologist's Union Expedition and the Wollaston Expedition in Dutch New Guinea. (The Ibis Jubilee Supplement No. 2, complete).
London, The British Ornithologist's Union, 1915. 8vo (21.2 x 123.9 cm) 356 pp., two folded tinted maps, eight fine chromolithographed plates by Grönvold. Later red buckram with gilt title on the spine.
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Reports on most colourful birds, that is
Report on...
Ogilvie-Grant, W. R.
Report on the birds collected by the British Ornithologist's Union Expedition and the Wollaston Expedition in Dutch New Guinea. [Ibis Jubilee Supplement No. 2 (Complete)].
London, The British Ornithologist's Union, 1915. 8vo (22.5 x 14.8 cm). 356 pp., two folded tinted maps, eight fine chromolithographed plates by H. Grönvold. Original red pictorial cloth with the famous Ibis logo on front board, gilt titles on spine.
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Rare supplement of the "Ibis" with fine illustrations by Henrik Grönvold
Reports of...
Ogilvie-Grant, W. R. (ed.). a. o.
Reports of the collection made by the British Ornithologists' Expedition and the Wollaston Expedition in Dutch New Guinea, 1910-1913.
London, Francis Edwards, 1916. In two volumes. Large 4to (33.2 x 25.6 cm). Text and 41 plates of which 13 in chromolithography; 76 text figures; two fine, coloured, double-sized maps. Original uniform printed wrappers.
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Herpetology by Boulenger with four fine, large plates
Orbigny, C. H. d'
Dictionnaire universel d'histoire naturelle servant de complément aux oeuvres de Buffon, de G. Cuvier, aux encyclopédies, aux anciens dictionnaires scientifiques et resument les traités spéciaux sur les diverses branches des sciences naturelles, etc.
Paris, Charles d'Orbigny, 1849. 16 parts in 16 (13 text volumes, three plate atlases). Large 8vo (23.5 x 15.2 cm). With 288 tissue-guarded, mostly hand-coloured and chromolithographed plates, after Travies and others. A few plates are tinted, or plain, as intended. Uniform contemporary green quarter calf over green pebbled boards. Spines with gilt lines, ornaments and title. Marbled endpapers. All edges speckled.
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The rare first edition of the largest and best-illustrated natural history encyclopaedia of the 19th-century
On the ost...
Owen, R.
On the osteology of the dodo. [AND] On the dodo (Part II). Notes on the articulated skeleton of the Dodo ( Didus ineptus , Linn.) in the British Museum.
London, Zoological Society of London, 1867-1872. Two papers in two. Large 4to (32.5 x 25.7 cm). [I] (1867): 37 pp. [numbered 49-85], and ten lithographed plates [numbered 15-24], of which one very large, folded, giving a life-size outline of the bird; II (1872): 13 pp. (numbered 213-225), three lithographed plates (30.7 x 24.5 cm). Original printed wrappers for first part only. Together in one modern portfolio.
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A paper as rare as the dodo