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Its plates, heightened with gold

AUDEBERT, J.B. & VIEILLOT, L.P. Oiseaux Dorés ou à Reflets Métalliques. Histoire Naturelle et Générale des Colibris, Oiseaux-Mouches, Jacamars et Promerops/ Histoire Naturelle et Générale des Grimpéraux et des Oiseaux de Paradis.

Paris, AN XI- (1800-) 1802. 2 volumes. Small folio (335 x 245mm). With 190 (some folding) colour-printed engraved plates by Audebert, many heighten...

EUR 22,000

A superbly bound copy by Zaehnsdorf, one of the finest London bookbinders of the period

BEWICK, T. History of British Birds. The figures engraved on wood by T. Bewick.

Newcastle, Printed by Sol. Hodgson/ Edward Walker, 1797-1804. 2 volumes. 8vo (210 x 125mm). pp. (2), xxx, 335, (1), with 208 wood-engravings; pp. x...

EUR 5,500

The handcoloured bird portraits are extremely fine

BONAPARTE, C.L. Iconographie des Pigeons non figurés par Mme Knip dans les deux volumes de MM. Temminck et Florent Prévost.

Paris, P. Bertrand, 1857-1858. Large-folio (560 x 370mm). With 55 beautifully handcoloured lithographed plates by Lemercier after drawings by P.L. ...

EUR 8,000

A beautiful large uncut copy, given by the author to his wife with the following dedication: "A Madame la Princesse Zénaide Bonaparte, modèle des épouses et des mères. L'Autheur après vingt ans de mariage".

BONAPARTE, C.L.J.L. (Prince of Canino). Iconografia della Fauna Italica per le quattro classi degli animali vertebrati.

Mammiferi e Uccelli, Anfibi, Pesci. Roma, Tipografia Salviucci, 1832-1841. 3 volumes. Folio (378 x 270mm). pp. (1104), with 180 very fine hand-colo...

EUR 28,000

One of the very few Large-Paper copies of this splendid work

BRISSON, M.J. Ornithologia, sive synopsis methodica sistens avium divisionem in ordines, sectiones ... Ornithologie ou méthode contenant la division des Oiseaux ...

Paris, C.J.B. Bauche, 1760. 6 volumes (including the supplement). 4to (284 x 213mm). With 6 engraved titles and 261 folded engraved plates. Contemp...

EUR 6,800

The scarcest book on American Game-Birds

BROWN, T. Illustrations of the Game Birds of North America Chiefly the size of Nature.

Edinburgh, Frazer & Co.; Dublin, William Curry Jnr. & Co.; Glasgow, John Smith & Son; London, Smith, Elder & Co., 1834. Folio (546 x 410mm). With ...

EUR 38,000

one of the most splendid narratives in the literature of African exploration

BRUCE, J. Voyage en Nubie et en Abyssinie, entrepris pour découvrir les sources du Nil. Pendant les années 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772 & 1773. Traduit de l'Anglais, par M. Castera.

Paris, Hôtel de Thou, 1790-1791. 5 volumes of text & 1 atlas. 4to. pp. lxxxiii, 620; 784; 858; 752;328, clxiii, with 7 (4 large folding) engraved ...

EUR 3,000

A well preserved set, of this great classic on natural history, dealing almost exclusively with zoology

BUFFON, (G.L.L.) & LACEPEDE, (B.G.E.). Histoire Naturelle, Générale et Particulière, avec la description du Cabinet du Roy .

Paris, l' Imprimerie Royale, Hôtel de Thou, Plassan, 1749-1804. 44 volumes. 4to (245 x 192mm). With1 engraved portrait of Buffon, 4 folded tables,...

EUR 36,000

The present edition is the last one published during Buffon's lifetime and is considered one of the most charming and attractive editions of his works

BUFFON, (G.L.L.). Histoire Naturelle, générale et partriculière.

Aux Deux-Ponts, chez Sanson & Compagnie, 1785-1791. 54 volumes. 8vo (180 x 110mm). With one engraved portrait, 4 engraved maps and 324 engraved pla...

EUR 9,800

These superb large plates are based on Bairei's much smaller album of 100 birds (1881), and transformed in this larger format

BUNREI, M. Bunrei Kacho Gafu (Album of drawings of flowers and birds by Bunrei).

Yokohama, Meiji, 18 [1885]. 2 volumes. Folio (355 x 245mm). With 100 full-page coloured woodblock printed plates of which 32 double-page. In origi...

EUR 2,800

early monograph of the birds of Sardinia

CETTI, F. Gli uccelli di Sardegna.

Sassari, G. Piattoli, 1776. Small-8vo (145 x 100mm) . pp. (10), 334, (2), with 1 engraved title and6 engraved plates. Contemporary calf, richly flo...

EUR 1,000

The first work on Hungarian birds in the Hungarian language

CHERNEL, I. Magyar Ornithologiai Központ. Magyarország Madarai különös tekintettel gazdasági jelentöségökre.

Budapest 1899. 2 volumes (282 x 200mm). pp. xxiv, 187; xix, 830, with 56 lithographed plates of which 51 chromo-lithographed and numerous figures i...

EUR 2,400

Copies of the above survey of the animal kingdom of Southern Italy are extremely rare

COSTA, O.G & COSTA, A. Fauna del regno di Napoli, ossia enumerazione di tutti gli animali?

Napoli, Tramater, (1829) 1832-1859. 11 volumes. 4to (270 x 220mm). With 377 mostly hand-coloured engraved plates. Later half vellum, gilt ornamente...

EUR 25,000

Monumental work on the European avifauna

DRESSER, H.E. A history of the birds of Europe, including all the species inhabiting the western palaearctic region.

London, published by the author, 1871-1896. 9 volumes (including the supplement). Large-4to (315 x 245mm). With 723 (721 handcoloured) lithographic...

EUR 17,000

valuable contribution to the avifauna of Polynesia

FINSCH, O. & HARTLAUB, G. Beitrag zur Fauna Centralpolynesiens. Ornithologie der Viti-, Samoa- und Tonga- Inseln.

Halle, H.W. Schmidt, 1867. 8vo (250 x 165 mm). pp. xxxix, (1), 290, with 14 handcoloured lithographed plates. Recent cloth, gilt lettered spine.

EUR 600

The excellent plates were executed by Charles Couzens and H.N. Turner

FRASER, L. Zoologia Typica, or Figures of New and Rare Mammals and Birds described in the Proceedings or exhibited in the Collections of the Zoological Society of London.

London, Published by the Author, 1849. Folio (365 x 265mm). With printed and hand-coloured titles, the hand-coloured title within a scene of giraff...

EUR 15,000

GESSNER, C. Historiae Animalium Liber III que est de Avium Natura Nunc denuo recognitus?..

Frankfurt, Johan Wechel for Robert Cambieri, 1585. Folio (367 x 243mm). pp. (12), 806, (26, index).Woodcut on title, woodcut initials, head- and ta...

EUR 48,000

the greatest zoological encyclopaedia of the sixteenth century

A fine and beautifully bound copy of the most splendid work on the birds of Great Britain

GOULD, J.28 The Birds of Great Britain.

London, Taylor and Francis by the Author, [1862] - 1873. 5 volumes. Folio (545 x 370mm). With 367 fine hand-coloured lithographed plates, many heig...

EUR 85,000

GRAY, G.R. A fasciculus of the Birds of China.

(London, Taylor and Francis, 1871). Folio (308 x 240 mm). pp. 8, with 12 handcoloured lithographed plates. New brown half morocco, spine with gilt ...

EUR 1,000

A large section is devoted to microscopic animals

scarce publication on the Albatross and one of the earliest illustrated monographs of a single bird

LACHMUND, F. De Ave Diomedea dissertatio, cum verâ ejus effigie aeri incisa, ex Muséo D. Friderici Lachmund Hildesheim. Ad Cl. Virum, Dn. D. Johan. Danielem Majorem.

Amsterdam, A. Frisius, 1674. 12mo (130 x 75mm). pp. 52, (6), with 5 (4 folded) engraved plates. Recent boards.

EUR 2,500

The beautiful plates are all engraved by Nodder and depict a great number of new species

LEACH, W.E. The Zoological Miscellany, being descriptions of new and interesting animals.

London, R.P. Nodder & Son, 1814-1817. 3 volumes. 8vo (250 x 155mm). pp. 144; 154, (8); (6), 152, with 150 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporar...

EUR 2,800

Most of the excellent plates are by Prêtre and Bévalet, the best French natural history artists of the period

LESSON, R.P. Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux-Mouches, ouvrage orné de planches dessinées et gravées par les meilleurs artistes.

Paris, A. Bernard, (1829-30). 8vo (240 x152mm). pp. xlvi, 223, with 86 very fine hand-coloured engraved plates. Loose sheets in contemporary cloth...

EUR 2,800

A beautiful uniformly bound copy of Lesson's 3 works on the hummingbirds

LESSON, R.P. Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux-Mouches.

Paris, A. Bertrand, (1829-30). 8vo (232 x 142mm). pp. xlvi, 223, with 86 colour-printed engraved plates finished by hand. Contemporary red morocco,...

EUR 8,800

The excellent plates are by Prêtre and Bévalet, the best French natural history artists of the period

LESSON, R.P. Les Trochilidées ou les Colibris et les Oiseaux-Mouches...

Paris, A. Bertrand, (1832-33). 8vo (232 x 150mm). pp. (4), iv, 171, (1), xliii (1), with 66 very fine colour-printed engraved plates finished by h...

EUR 2,500

one of the finest English bird books

MARTYN, W.F. A New Dictionary of Natural Sciences; or, compleat universal display of animated nature. With accurate representations of the most curious and beautiful animals, elegantly coloured.

London, Harrisson, 1785. Folio (360 x 235mm), With 71 (of 100) fine hand-coloured engraved plates and a number of text pages lacking. Worn contempo...

EUR 900

MORRIS, F.O. A History of British Birds. Fourth edition, revised, corrected, and enlarged. With three hundred and ninety-four plates coloured by hand.

London, John C. Nimmo, 1895-97. Royal-8vo (265 x 175mm). With 394 fine hand-coloured plates. Publisher's brown cloth, covers with gilt bird ornamen...

EUR 800

NODDER, R.P. Original watercolour,

measuring 22,5cm x 19,5cm, signed Rich. P. Nodder 1808.

EUR 1,600

The vertebrate section of the famous Austrian expedition around the world

NOVARA- Reise der Österreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859 (B. von Wüllerstorf-Urbair). ZOOLOGISCHER THEIL, Erster Band (Wirbelthiere).

Wien, Kaiserlich-Königlichen Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1869. 4to (285 x 230mm). [Contains:] Zelebor, J. Säugethiere. pp. 42, with 3 (2 coloured) ...

EUR 1,500

a book on bird catching, delightful, chiefly owing to Tempesta's spirited illustrations of the methods employed by fowlers in the beginning of the 17th century

OLINA, G.P. Uccelliera overo discorso della natura, e proprieta di diversi uccelli, e in particolare di que'che cantano, con il modo di prendergli, conoscergli... E con le Figure... dal Tempesta, e dal Villamena.

Roma, Angelo de Rossi, 1684. 4to (270 x 210mm). Leaves 5, including engraved title, pp. 77, (1), leaves 6 (index), engraved title, enclosed in broa...

EUR 3,500

The first coloured illustrations of birds in a book which attempted to list and portray all the British species, many of them life-size

PENNANT, T. The British Zoology, Class I. Quadrupeds.

II. Birds. Published under the inspection of the Cymmrodion Society, instituted for the Promoting Useful Charities, and the Knowledge of Nature, am...

EUR 48,000

a model faunal work for its day, comprehensive, authoritative, and well illustrated

PETERS, W. C.H. Naturwissenschaftliche Reise nach Mossambique... in den Jahren 1842 bis 1848 ausgeführt.

Berlin, Georg Reimer, 1852-1882. 6 parts bound in 10 volumes. 4to (330 x 240mm) & folio (470 x 330mm). With 210 (54 fine handcoloured) lithographed...

EUR 8,500

these birds were seen by Van Royen in the collection of the eminent Amsterdam merchant, Theodorus de Leeuw (1679-1744), at his country house of Elsenburg, on the river Vecht, near Maarssen

ROYEN, WILLEM II VAN. Two Silver Pheasants and a Black-crowned Night Heron in a landscape.

Signed and dated, lower right W V ROYEN 1735, also dated lower left: 1735, inscribed in brown ink on verso: 'dese vogels sijn bij d: edl: aghtb: He...

EUR 20,000

first major work on the Himalayan flora

ROYLE, J.F. Illustrations of the Botany and other branches of the Natural History of the Himalayan mountains and the Flora of Cashmere.

London, W.H. Allen & Co., (1833-) 1839 (-1840). 2 volumes (text & atlas). Folio (370 x 270mm). pp. lxxx, 472; pp. (iv), with 1 aquatint frontispiec...

EUR 8,000

The best modern book in English on the art and practice of Falconry

SALVIN, F.H. & W. BRODRICK. Falconry in the British Isles. Second edition, revised and enlarged.

London, Jan van Voorst, 1873. Royal 8vo (283 x 185mm). pp. viii, (2), 171, (1), with 28 fine handcoloured lithographed plates. Later green half cal...

EUR 4,500

the first work dealing exclusively with birds' eggs and birds' nests

ZINANNI, G. Delle uova e dei nidi degli uccelli libro primo del Conte Giuseppe Zinanni.

Aggiunte in fine alcune osservazioni, con una dissertazione sopra varie spezie di Cavalette. Venezia, A. Bortoli, 1737. 4to (285 x 204 mm). pp. (8)...

EUR 3,900