Ornithology

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

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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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€2,600.00
A paper as rare as the dodo
Dierkundig...
Pallas, P. S.
Dierkundig mengelwerk, in het welke de nieuwe of nog duistere zoorten van dieren door naauwkeurige afbeeldingen, beschryvingen en verhandelingen opgehelderd worden. In het Latyn beschreeven door den heer P. S. Pallas ... vertaald en met aanmerkingen voorzien door P. Boddaert M.D.
Utrecht, Abraham van Paddenburg en J. Van Schoonhoven, 1767-1770. 4to (27.5 x 22.0 cm). viii, 195, [ii] pp.; ten engraved plates. Contemporary half calf over speckled boards. Spine with five raised bands; gilt title.
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€1,200.00
The very rare Dutch translation, emended and augmented by Pieter Boddaert
Birds of I...
Parker, R. D.
Birds of Ireland.
Belfast, Blackstaff Press, 1984. Oblong folio (40.5 x 47.5 cm). 113 pp., 40 coloured and mounted plates all beautifully reproduced. Original polished half calf over marbled boards. Spine with five raised bands and gilt title. Matching original marbled slipcase (49.6 x 42.5 x 3.2 cm) with printed label.
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€925.00
A fine, signed copy of this beautifully crafted book
Le perroqu...
Percheron, G.
Le perroquet. Histoire naturelle, hygiène, maladies.
Paris, P. Asselin, 1878. 8vo (20.1 x 12.7 cm). xi, 208 pp., 20 (one double-sized) hand-coloured wood-engravings. Later wrappers with original printed front wrapper mounted.
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€180.00
Rare example of an ornithological work with hand-coloured text engravings
Memoire po...
Perrault, C.
Memoire pour servir à l'histoire naturelle du lion, de la lionne, du caméléon, de l'ours, de la gazelle, du chat-pard, du renard marin, du loup-cervier, de la loutre, de la civette, de l'élan, du veau marin & du chamois; par Charles Perrault, avec douze figures gravées d'après Séb. Leclerc, par de bons artistes.
Paris, l'Imprimerie du Louvre, 1700. Folio (42.2 x 28.0 cm). Half-title, title page with engraved vignette, 124 pp.; 20 large, finely engraved plates. Contemporary full calf. Spine with six raised bands, compartments with gilt ornaments. Marbled endpapers. Edges speckled red.
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€3,400.00
An exceedingly rare, aberrant copy of this early and influential work on comparative zoology
Voyage aut...
Petit-Thouars, A. Du
Voyage autour du Monde sur la frégate La Venus, pendant les années 1836-1839, publié par ordre du roi, sous les auspices du ministre de la marine. Atlas de Zoologie [AND] Atlas de Botanique.
Paris, Gide, 1846-1855. Large folio (54.7 x 36.0 cm). Printed front wrapper; [ii] pp. (Table des planches); half-title "Atlas de Zoologie", 79 engraved plates of which 74 finely hand-coloured; title "Atlas de Botanique", [i] (index), half-title (to the work), 28 engraved plates.
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€7,500.00
The rare complete zoological and botanical illustrations of a famous expedition to the South Seas
Traité de...
Pictet, F.
Traité de Paléontologie où histoire naturelle des animaux fossiles considérés dans leurs rapports zoologiques et géologiques. [Text and atlas, complete].
Paris, Baillière, 1853-1857. Five parts in five. 8vo (four text parts; 20.7 x 12.7 cm) and 4to (atlas; 30.7 x 23.5 cm). With 110 fine lithographed plates. Later uniform half calf over original green cloth (text volumes) or olive grained calf with gilt-patterned borders (atlas). Spines with uniform gilt-bordered raised bands and brown morocco labels with gilt title. Text parts with speckled edges, atlas with marbled edges and marbled endpapers.
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€750.00
A rare, complete set of the second, improved edition
Histoire g...
[Prévost d'Exiles, A. F.]
Histoire générale des voyages, ou nouvelle collection des toutes les relations de voyages par mer et par terre, qui ont été publiées jusq'à présent dans les différentes langues de toutes les nations connus: ... Tome dix-septième. Histoire générale des voyages, depuis le commencement du XVme siècle, dix-septième partie. Livre septième. Vies des gouverneurs généraux, avec l'abregé de l'histoire des etablissemens Hollandois aux Indes Orientales [AND] Histoire naturelle des Indes Orientales.
La Haye [Den Haag, The Hague], Pierre de Hondt, 1763. 4to (25.1 x 20.4 cm). [ii], 266, 300, 48 pp. 56 plates (of fish, etc.). Contemporary half calf over speckled boards. Spine with five raised bands. Gilt title.
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€1,200.00
Includes many fine plates after from Valentijn [Valentyn] and the famous and rare Hortus Malabaricus
Die Raubvö...
Riesenthal, O. von
Die Raubvögel Deutschlands und des angrenzenden Mitteleuropas. Darstellung und Beschreibung der in Deutschland und den benachbarten Ländern von Mitteleuropa vorkommenden Raubvögel. 2. Auflage der Tafeln mit kurzem text [Atlas].
Cassel, Theodor Fischer, 1894. Folio (39.5 x 29.3 cm). Title page, [iii], 56 pp.; 60 chromolithographed plates. Contemporary quarter burgundy linen over marbled boards. Spine with gilt title.
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€450.00
With large and attractive chromolithos on birds of prey and falconry
Revealing...
Roosevelt, T.
Revealing and concealing coloration in birds and mammals. Author's edition, extracted from Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History.
New York, NY, The American Museum of Natural History, 1911. 8vo (24.5 x 16.3 cm). 113 pp. Original printed wrappers.
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€200.00
From a time when American Presidents were educated men
Sveriges F...
Rosenius, P.
Sveriges Fåglar och fågelbon med fågelbilder utförda i Färgljustryck efter original målningar av fil. D:R Gustaf Swenander.
Lund, Gleerup, 1926-1949-[1954]. Six volumes in six. Large 4to (34.3 x 24.5 cm). Text with 807 plates (146 coloured). Publisher's uniform, limited edition brown half calf, marbled boards, gilt spines.
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€3,800.00
A rare, fine set with unrecorded plates
Falconry i...
Salvin, F. H. and W. Brodrick
Falconry in the British Isles.
London, John van Voorst, 1855. 4to (27.5 x 18.0 cm). vii, 147 pp., 24 chromolithographed plates (XI and XIII acting as frontispieces) with fine hand-colouring. Early 20th-century dark green half morocco over linen boards. Spine with five raised bands; compartments with gilt ornithological vignettes and title. Marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt. Original embossed limp cloth boards with large gilt vignette and gilt on the front board, bound in the rear.
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€2,350.00
The best English book on falconry (Schwerdt)