69 items found
Martyn, W. F.
A new dictionary of natural history; or compleat universal display of animated nature. With accurate representations of the most curious and beautiful animals, elegantly coloured.
London, Harrison, [1784-]1785. Two volumes in two. Folio (39.5 x 25.0 cm). One hundred engraved and finely hand-coloured plates. Contemporary uniform half calf over marbled boards.Read more
Animalium quadrupedum omnis generis verae et artificiosissimae delineationes in aes incisae et edita ab Adriano Collardo.
Antwerpen, [ca. 1612]. Oblong 8vo (18.8 x 12.4 cm). 19 beautiful contemporarily hand-coloured engravings including the engraved title page depicting Orpheus charming and taming the birds and beasts of the forest. All are mounted on contemporary paper and nicely framed in five sections in a tortoise-shell setting.Read more
Butler, A. G.
Birds of Great Britain and Ireland. Order Passeres, complete in two volumes.
London, Caxton, [1907-1908]. Two volumes in two. Large 4to (28.7 x 22.9 cm). Title pages, 434 pp. [I: (iv), 210; II: (iv), 216]; 115 [60; 55] tissue-guarded chromolithographed plates, of which eight with eggs. Original uniform green, gilt-bordered half morocco over green linen boards. Spines with gilt title. Marbled endpapers. Top edges gilt.Read more
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.Read more
Gray, J. E.
Blackheaded pheasant. Female [From: Illustrations of Indian Zoology. Chiefly selected from the collection of Major-General Hardwicke. F.R.S.].
London, Treuttel, Wurtz, Treuttel, jun. and Richter, 1831-1832. Folio (46.3 x 33.1 cm). Fine lithographed plate with original hand-colouring.Read more
Keulemans, J. G.
Book of cage birds. [A natural history of cage birds]
[London, for the author, 1871]. Folio (28.1 x 18.8 cm). 113 pp.; 24 hand-coloured auto-lithographed plates. Contemporary grained burgundy half morocco over pebbled green boards, with gilt ornamental borders. Spine with five raised, gilt-ornamented bands, gilt vignettes and gilt title. Marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt.Read more
Catalogue of the birds in the collection of the British Museum. Volume XVIII . Catalogue of the Picariae in the Collection of the British Museum. Scansores, containing the family Picidae.
London, the Trustees of the British Museum, 1890. 8vo (22.1 x 14.4 cm). xv, 598, 8 pp.; 15 chromolithographed plates by Peter Smit. Original blind stamped cloth with gilt title on the spine.Read more
Sharpe, R. B. and W. R. Ogilvie-Grant
Catalogue of the birds in the collection of the British Museum. Volume XXVI . 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.Read more
Hamy, E. T. et al.
Centenaire de la fondation du Muséum d'Histoire naturelle. 10 juin 1793 – 10 juin 1893. Volume commémoratif publié par les professeurs du Muséum.
Paris, Imprimerie Nationale [for Les professeurs du Muséum], 1893. Large 4to (32.6 x 25.2 cm). vi, 571 pp.; 15 plates of which seven in chromolithography (of which five by Keulemans). Later green roan. Spine with elaborate period-style gilt ornaments, green inlays, and gilt title. Green roan 'endpapers'. Original printed front wrapper bound in.Read more
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.Read more