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On the bir...
Sharpe, R. B.
On the birds collected by Professor J. B. Steere in the Philippine archipelago.
London, The Linnean Society, 1877. 4to (29.6 x 23.3 cm). 48 pp. and nine beautiful hand-coloured plates, all by Keulemans. In later marbled boards with printed paper label pasted on the front board.
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Tropical plumages, wonderfully drawn
Sharpe, R. B. and W. R. Ogilvie-Grant
Catalogue of the birds in the collection of the British Museum. Volume XXVI [26]. Catalogue of the Plataleae, Herodiones, Steganopodes, Pygopodes, Alcae and Impennes in the Collection of the British Museum. Plataleae (Ibises and spoonbills) and Herodiones (Herons and storks) by R. Bowlder Sharpe Steganopodes (Cormorants, gannets, frigate-birds, tropic-birds, and pelicans), Pygopodes (divers and grebes), Alcae (Auks), and Impennes (Penguins), by W. R. Ogilvie-Grant.
London, the Trustees of the British Museum, 1898. 8vo (22.1 x 14.4 cm). xvii, 688 20 pp.; 14 chromolithographed plates by Smit and Keulemans (numbered I, IA-IC, II, IIA, III-V, VA-VB, VI-VIII). Original blind stamped cloth with gilt title on the spine.
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Keulemans, Smit, herons, grebes, pelicans and much more
Fauna Japo...
Siebold, [P.] F. and C. J. Temminck and H. Schlegel
Fauna Japonica sive descriptio animalium, quae in itinere per Japoniam, jussu et auspiciis superiorum, qui summum in India Batava imperium tenent, suscepto, annis 1825 - 1830 collegit, notis, observationibus et adumbrationibus illustravit Ph. Fr. de Siebold. Conjunctis studiis C. J. Temminck et H. Schlegel pro vertebratis atque W. de Haan pro invertebratis elaborata. Aves.
Leiden, [for the authors], and Amsterdam, J. Müller, "1833" [1844-1850]. [REPRINT Tokyo, Matsumura, 1934]. Folio (37.3 x 26.1 cm). Decorated title page, dedication page, half-title, 141, 23 pp.; 118 full-colour plates [numbered: Suppl. A, B; I-LXXXIX; I.B, V.B, VI.B, VII.B, IX.B, XVII.B-E, XX.B-C, XII.B-D, XXXI.B-C, XXXVIII.B, XXXIX.B, LIV.B, LVI.B, LIX.B, LX.B-D, LXXVIII.B, LXXXII.B-C, LXXXIII.B, LXXXIV.B]. Contemporary half calf over burgundy buckram. Spine with five raised bands with gilt-rolled ornamental bands, ditto head and foot decorations and gilt title. Marbled endpapers. Marbled edges.
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The also rare Japanese reprint of one of the rarest work on Japanese birds
Smith, J. E., T. Davies, and others
Transactions of the Linnean Society [of London] volume IV.
London, John White, 1798. Large 4to (28.5 x 23.2 cm). viii, 304, [[i] pp., 22 engraved plates of which five hand-coloured. Later quarter cloth over original boards. Paper label with title on the spine.
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Illustrated early natural history of Australia and more early natural history
Fauna Chil...
Sprengel, J. W. (ed.)
Fauna Chilensis. Abhandlungen zur Kenntniss der Zoologie Chiles nach den Sammlungen von Dr. L. Plate. Erster Band - Vierter Band. [Complete].
Jena, Gustav Fischer, 1898-1913. Four volumes in four. Thick 8vo (23.1 x 15.8 cm). Contemporary uniform grained cloth. Gilt title on spines. Speckled edges.
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A rare, complete set of the best work on Chilean zoology
Onze duive...
Spruijt, C.
Onze duivenrassen in woord en beeld. Platenatlas met beschrijvende tekst van 174 algemeen erkende rassen.
's-Gravenhage, W. P. van Stockum & Zoon, 1955. Oblong 4to (23.6 x 29.3 cm). 387 pp. with 80 full colour plates after fine watercolours by Johan Lentinck. Also including 500 text figures. Original blue cloth with gilt title on spine and front board.
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A fine atlas of pigeon breeder's fantasy
Sturm, J.
Kupfersammlung zu Schuberts und jeder andern Naturgeschichte brauchbar. In 12 Blättern, nach der Natur gezeichnet, gestochen und gemahlt.
Nürnberg, privately published, (n.d., but circa 1826). 8vo (20.1 x 12.0 cm). pp. v-viii, 12 hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary blind grey/black mottled paper covered boards. Original printed wrappers bound in.
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A very rare, privately published work with nice, coloured plates
The Nidiol...
Taylor, H. R. (ed.)
The Nidiologist. Volumes 1-4 [All Published].
Alamed, CA, Henry Reed Taylor, 1893-1897. 8vo (23.2 x 16.5 cm). Three title pages and indexes. 620 pp. [I: 184; II: 174; III: 150; IV: 112]. Numerous illustrations (mostly photographic). Near contemporary full morocco with gilt title on the spine.
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A rare illustrated ornithological magazine - complete
Vanhaudt, J.
[Original watercolours of birds]
Flanders or northern France, ca. 1750. Four original watercolours (each ca 21 x 25 cm), mounted on larger sheets (each ca. 28 x 35 cm).
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Four fine, original watercolours of birds from 18th-century northern France or Flanders
Histoire n...
Vieillot, L. P.
Histoire naturelle des oiseaux de l'Amérique Septentrionale, contenant un grand nombre d'espèces décrites ou figurées pour la première fois. Tome premier.
Paris, Desray, 1807. Folio (50.7 x 34.0 cm). Half-title, title page. iv, 90 pp., 61 finely engraved and delicately hand-coloured plates [numbered (1)-57; 2bis, 3bis, 10bis, 14bis]. Later full morocco. Spine with eight raised bands, gilt bird vignettes; boards with double gilt borders. Original printed front wrappers bound in.
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A unique copy with the unknown, very important, original printed wrappers
With boat...
Wade, H. T.
With boat and gun in the Yangtze valley (second edition) by Henling Thomas Wade (with special chapters by valued contributors).
Shanghai, Shanghai Mercury, 1910. 4to (27.9 x 21.5 cm). vi, 284 pp., eight maps and plates, numerous text figures. Contemporary - perhaps original - full cloth. Spine with gilt bands and title.
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A very detailed and nicely illustrated work on hunting in China
Research i...
Willis, B. (ed.)
Research in China. In three volumes and atlas. 1(1). Descriptive topography and geology; 1(2). Petrography and zoology; 2. Systematic geology; 3. The Cambrian faunas of China. A report on Ordovician fossils collected in eastern Asia in 1903-04. A report on Upper Paleozoic fossils collected in China 1903-04; [4.] Geographical and geological maps. [Complete].
Washington, DC, The Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1907-1913. In five parts (four text and plate volumes, one atlas). 4to (29.8 x 24.0 cm). Text with 101 plates, including six chromolithographs of birds, and geological maps; folio atlas (52.7 x 45.0 cm) with 42 mostly coloured geological and topographical maps (some with explanatory text or figures). Original printed wrappers.
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A very good, complete set including the rare atlas