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There are many Biblio customers who love birds and ornithology, and there is a great selection of rare books about birds and ornithology in the Biblio Rare Book Room. From rare and antique books about birds of prey to books on the tiny hummingbirds, Biblio booksellers have many antique and rare books to choose from. There are many rare books on zoology and ornithology at Biblio, and many of them can be found below in the Biblio Rare Book Room.

History of British Birds, First Edition, 1797 by Bewick, Thomas

Bewick, Thomas: (1753-1828) History of British Birds. The Figures Engraved on Wood by T. Bewick. Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 containing the description and history of land birds etc. Newcastle: Sol. Hodgson; Edward Walker 1797; 1804, 1804. 2 vols. 8vo. xxx, [ii], 3...

From Calix Books


A History of British Birds by F O Morris (Reverend)

LONDON: George Bell & Sons, 1870 A nice set of the second edition of Morris's History of British Birds. In 6 volumes with original decorative cloth bindings and 365 hand coloured plates as called for. The bindings are all clean with bright gilt pi...

From E C Books


Birds Over America by Peterson, Roger Tory

New York: Dodd Mead, 1948. An uncommon book, and especially so SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on half-title page - "To David and Elizabeth Frey with my best regards Roger T. Peterson". Lacking the fragile glassine dust jacket, Very Good Plus, sp...

From Dale Steffey Books


The Flying Vet's Pigeon Health & Management : A Veterinary Guide to Health Control, Medication Use and the Development of Race Fitness for the Competitive Fancier by Colin Walker

Australia: Self Published, 2000. 322 pages with colour illustrations. . Hard Cover. Very Good/Good+. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. ...

From Terra Australis Books


Nature's Wonderland by J. Sterling Kingsley, Edward Breck

This is a handsome set of "NATURE'S WONDERLAND - Short Talks on Natural History for Young and Old" by J. Sterling Kingsley and Edward Breck. 1894; F.R. Niglutsch; New York. The volumes are beautifully illustrated throughout ("with scientific accuracy"), i...

From CraigsClassics


A History Of The Birds Of New Zealand by BULLER, Sir Walter Lowry [1838-1906]

London: Published (For The Subscribers) By The Author, [1887]-1888. Second Edition, Substantially Revised and Enlarged. A classic of ornithological literature and the leading authority on New Zealand birds, the plates ranking amongst Keulemans’ fine...

From D & E Lake Ltd. (ABAC, ILAB)


A Natural History of Uncommon Birds, and of Some Other Rare and Undescribed Animals by EDWARDS, George (1694-1773)

London: printed by C. Rickaby "for the author" [i.e. William Gardiner and Messrs. Robinson], 1805. 4 parts bound in 2 volumes. Titles and text printed on wove or laid paper, two general titles (one in French and one in English) at the front of vol.I with...

From Donald Heald Rare Books


The Birds of America From Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories (8 Volume set) with 500 Original Hand Colored Plates by Audubon, John James

New York (1870): George R. Lockwood. Octavo. The last and best of the preferred editions issued in original publisher's full brown morocco, decorated in blind, raised bands, with title gilt, containing 500 superb tinted and hand-colored plates. Not only...

From Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB


Portraits of Rare And Curious Birds with Their Descriptions, from the Menagery of Osterly Park in the County of Middlesex (Two Volumes as One) by Hayes, W. [William] and Family

London: Printed By W. Bulmer and Co, and Published for the Author Two volumes bound as one, and includes the original very scarce title page and dedication pages for volume II. Volume I was published in 1794 and volume II in 1799. 101 full page, hand col...

From Lloyd Zimmer, Books and Maps


The Naturalist's Library. Ornithology. Vol IX. Birds of Great Britain and Ireland. Part 1. Birds of Prey by Sir William Jardine

EDINBURGH: W H LIZARS, 1838 A very good copy of the 1st edition of Part 1 of Birds of Great Britain and Ireland from the Naturalist's Library. In the original publisher's cloth binding with gilt titles to spine with 34 hand coloured plates as call...

From E C Books


Original Color Lithograph Of The Liberian Maned Owl (Bubo Letti Butt.), by Theodoor Van Hoytema by Van Hoytema, Theodoor

The Leyden Museum, Leyden, Netherlands, 1889; Color stone lithograph of the reclusive Liberian Maned Owl (Bubo Letti Butt. or Jubula Letti Butt.), found only in small sections of lowland West African rainforests from Liberia to Republic Of Congo. An ori...

From AARDWOLF Fine Books


The Natural History of the Birds of Western Africa. Vols I & II. The Naturalist's Library. Ornithology, Vol VII & VIII by William Swainson, Sir William Jardine - editor

EDINBURGH: W H LIZARS A fair copy of the 'People's Edition' of The Birds of Western Africa, in 2 volumes in the original publisher's cloth binding with 64 hand coloured plates. When the full set of the Naturalist's Library had been pub...

From E C Books


Lloyd's Natural History. A Handbook to the Game-Birds. Vols I & II by W R Oglivie-Grant [R Bowdler Sharpe editor]

London : Edward Lloyd, Limited, 1897 A very good set in the original publisher's maroon buckram cloth binding with 48 colour-printed plates as called for. Vol I - sand-grouse, partridges and pheasants 304pp; Vol II - pheasants, megapodes, curassows, h...

From E C Books



1884. GREENE, W. T. PARROTS IN CAPTIVITY, 3 VOLUMES. London: George Bell and Sons, 1884 - 1887. First editions. Three different 8vo. green cloth bindings, the third volume being about 1/2 inch taller. x + 144 pp/xiv + 114 pp/viii + 144 pp. Volume 3 lacks...

From Boston Book Company


Coloured Plates of the Birds of Ceylon (Four Parts, in One Volume) by Henry, G. M. (Descriptions By W. E. Wait)

The Ceylon Government (printed By Taylor & Francis of London) Published in four parts (1927, 1928, 1930, & 1935), and now bound into a beautiful green, half leather binding, with raised spine bands and gilt lettering and decoration; Top edge is gi...

From Lloyd Zimmer, Books and Maps


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