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Audubon, John

[Portrait by J. G. Nordheim, after a photograph]

Leipzig, Brockhaus, ca. 1851. Engraved portrait with caption on one side of a single leaf (29.6 x 19.5 cm); printed surface approximately 16 x 9.4 cm.

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A nice portrait of the most famous American ornithologist

Basilewsky, S.

Ichthyographia Chinae borealis scripta a Doctore Medicinae Stephano Basilewsky.

Moscou, Université Imperiale, [1852]-1855. 4to (28.2 x 22.5 cm). Title page to the work, 45 pp. [numbered 218-263]; eighth finely engraved and hand-coloured plates, where appropriate heightened with silver. Later green cloth with the original green, printed...

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975,00
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Fine illustrations of new Chinese fish

Bewick, T.

Figures of British land birds, engraved on wood by T. Bewick. To which are added, a few foreign birds, with their vulgar and scientific names. Volume I. [All published].

Newcastle upon Tyne, R. Beilby and T. Bewick, 1800. 8vo (23.0 x 13.8 cm). Title page with engraved vignette, preface, 133 plates, each with a captioned engraving of a bird or (the first plate) a nest, or (the second and third plate) bird hunting, and on each...

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600,00
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The rarest of all Bewick's works

Bewick, T.

History of British birds. The figures engraved on wood by T. Bewick. Vol. I. Containing the history and description of land birds. [AND] A supplement to the history of...

Newcastle, Beilby & Bewick, T. Bewick, 1797-1821. Four papers in two. 8vo (20.5 x 12.6 cm). 876 pp. [I(1797) xxx, 335; I Suppl. (1821) 47; II(1804) xx, 400; II Suppl. (1821) 44], with 529 fine wood engravings and three title vignettes. Uniform full...

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450,00
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Rare first edition including the very rare supplements and the uncensored engraving on p. 85

Bouet, G.

Faune de l'Union Française (Ancienne Faune de l'Empire Français). Volumes XVI-XVII. Oiseaux de l'Afrique Tropicale (première et deuxième partie). [Complete].

Paris, Office de la Recherches Scientifique Outre-Mer [AND] Larose, 1955-1961. Two parts in two. Very large 8vo (28.2 x 19.0 cm). 798 [412; 386] pp., 139 [87, 52] (groups of) text figures. Original uniform printed wrappers.

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175,00
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With the author's African hunting permit

Bradley, R.

Wysgeerige verhandeling van den werken der natuure. Waar in de verscheide trapswyze opklimmingen, in de byzondere deelen der scheppinge, als mynstoffen, plantgewassen en...

Amsterdam, Isaak Tirion, 1744. 8vo (20.1 x 12.3 cm). Title in red and black. [vi], 330 pp., 29 finely hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary full tree calf. Spine richly gilted with ornamental bands and vignettes, and red morocco label with gilt title....

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1.850,00
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Exceedingly rare, in an original hand-coloured edition

Bruin, C., De [De Bruyn or Bruijn]

Reizen over Moskovie, door Persie en Indie: verrykt met driehondert kunstplaten, vertoonende de beroemste lantschappen en steden, ook de byzondere dragten, beesten,...

Amsterdam, R. and G. Wetstein, J. Oosterwyk and H. van de Gaete, 1714. Folio (33.3 x 21.1 cm). Allegorical frontispiece (by Picart, dated 1711), title page (in red and black), engraved portrait of de Bruyn (by G. Kneller), [vi], 472, [xii] pp., and 260...

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One of the most richly illustrated voyages through Russia

Buffon, [G. L. L. Comte de]

Histoire naturelle des oiseaux, par Leclerc de Buffon; augmentée de notes, d'additions considérables, et mise au courant des connoissances actuelles; avec les figures...

Paris, F. Dufart, An IX-XIII (1801-1805). 28 parts in 28 (complete). 8vo (19.3 x 12.0 cm). Over 10,000 pp., 257 finely engraved plates. Uniform contemporary polished tree-calf with empire style gilt borders and ornaments. Red and black morocco labels with...

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The complete Soninni on birds

Buffon, G. Comte de

Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière: histoire naturelle des oiseaux.

Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1770-1785. 18 volumes in 18. Large 12mo (18.0 x 10.5 cm). Text with 264 engraved plates. Uniform contemporary half calf over speckled boards. Spines with five raised, gilt-ornamented bands; compartments with gilt floral patterns and...

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With more plates than quoted by Nissen

Bulliard, P.

Traité de la chasse aux oiseaux et de toutes les ruses dont on se sert pour les prendre, suivi d'une collection considerable de figures et de pièges nouveux propres...

Paris, Audot, 1818. 12mo (16.3 x 9.5 cm). 270 pp. with 57 engraved plates of birds and utensils to catch them. Contemporary full speckled calf. Spine with four raised bands, rich gilt compartment and brown morocco label with gilt title. Boards with thin gilt...

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450,00
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With 23 extra plates not present in the first edition

Caribbean Birds and Fish

Original watercolour and pencil studies of West Indian birds and fish.

Caribbean, unpublished, 1741. Three sheets (size 38 x 48 (twice) and 34 x 44 cm), of which two illustrated on both sides. All three with simple, old, cardboard frames.

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1.500,00
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A rare collection of original pre-Linnaean Caribbean bird and fish drawings

Cetti, F.

Gli uccelli di Sardegna.

Sassari, G. Piattoli, 1776. 8vo (17.7 x 11.2 cm). Half title, title, [vi], 334 pp. (including two more half titles), engraved frontispiece, six engraved plates, two engraved text vignettes. Contemporary blind-stamped vellum. Spine with blind-tooled floral...

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A fine work on birds by one of the few Europeans with a European bird named after him