Ornithology

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

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Kupfersamm...
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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€680.00
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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€250.00
A rare illustrated ornithological magazine - complete
Nouveau re...
Temminck, C. J. and [G. M. J.] Meiffren Laugier de Chartrouse
Nouveau recueil de planches coloriées d'oiseaux, pour servir de suite et de complément aux planches enluminées de Buffon, édition in-folio et in-4o de l'Imprimerie royale, 1770.
Paris, F. G. Levrault, [1820]-1838-[1839]. In five volumes. Royal folio (54.5 x 35.4 cm). Titles, half-titles, dedication to Cuvier, Table méthodique; 600 hand-coloured engraved plates [I: 1-117; II: 118-236; III: 237-361; IV: 362-483; V: 484-600], all with unnumbered accompanying text leaves. Uniform contemporary half morocco over marbled boards. Spines with five gilt-stippled raised bands; compartments with gilt ornamental lines and title. Marbled endpapers. Top edges gilt.
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€60,000.00
Bettering Buffon: Six-hundred breathtakingly beautiful plates
[Original...
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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€1,480.00
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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€6,500.00
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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€300.00
A very detailed and nicely illustrated work
Natürliche...
Wagler, J. [G.]
Natürliches System der Amphibien mit vorangehender Classification der Säugethiere und Vögel. Ein Betitrag zur vergleichenden Zoologie. Mit einer Kupfer- und Verwandtschaftstafel.
München, Stuttgart und Tübingen, G. G. Cotta, 1830. 8vo (21.4 x 12.7 cm). vi, 354 pp.; two very large, multi-folded engraved plates. 19th-century pebbled half calf over marbled boards. Spine with four raised, gilt-ornamented bands, gilt-rolled bands at head and foot, and gilt title. Brown endpapers; marbled edges.
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€1,000.00
Wagler's last herpetological work - at 30
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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€1,250.00
A very good, complete set including the rare atlas
Svenska få...
Wright, M., von, and W. von Wright, and F. von Wright and E. Lönnberg
Svenska fåglar, efter naturen och på sten ritade. Första delen. Tättingar, Gökfåglar, Hackspettfåglar, Blåkråkfåglar, Skärrfåglar, och Ugglor. Andra delen. Dagroffåglar, Storkfåglar, Flamingofåglar, Andfåglar, Pelikanfåglar, Stormfåglar, Doppingfåglar, och Lomfåglar. Tredje delen. Duffåglar, Stepphöns, Småvadare, Måsfåglar, Alkfåglar, Trappfåglar, Tranfåglar, Rallfåglar, och Hönsfåglar.
Stockholm, Ivar Baarsen, Forlaget Svenska Fågler, 1924-1929. In three volumes. Folio (37.3 x 27.8 cm). 940 pp. [I(1924): 9, 295; II (1929): 10, 296-546; III (1929): 16, 547-902]; 364 fine full colour plates after watercolours mostly by W. von Wright. Original uniform blue cloth; spines with green ruled morocco label with gilt title. Marbled endpapers.
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€750.00
A fine set of this extremely well-illustrated work on birds