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GENÈVE, Paul Barde, 1784.. FIRST EDITION 1784. 4to, approximately 245 x 190 mm, 9½ x 7 inches, 7 folding engraved plates, 52 pages, last page blank, bound in speckled boards, gilt lettered leather label to spine, pale blue endpapers. Slight rubbing to ...

From Roger Middleton


THE DODO AND ITS KINDRED, or the History, Affinities, and Osteology of the Dodo, Solitaire, and Other Extinct Birds of the Islands Mauritius, Rodriguez, and Bourbon. by STRICKLAND, Hugh Edwin and A. G. Melville.:

London, Reeve, Benham, and Reeve, 1848.. FIRST EDITION IN 2 PARTS 1848. LACKS ERRATA SLIP. 4to, approximately 320 x 260 mm, 12½ x 10 inches, 17 lithographed plates, (2 numbered iii and 2 ix), 2 hand coloured, including frontispiece, and 1 folding, 10 ...

From Roger Middleton



London, Toronto & New York: Dent / Dutton, 1931. Quarto. Full parchment vellum over boards, gilt label. Illustrated with wood-engravings by Eric Fitch Daglish. Boards a bit bowed, with some natural mottling to the parchment, otherwise a very good copy. F...

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB


Fantasy In A Wood-Block Or What Occurred When John James Audubon, the Naturalist, Visited with Thomas Bewick, The Wood-Engraver in the year 1827. Being a narrative by Gordon R. Williams, together with a print taken by R. Hunter Middleton from the wood-block which Mr. Bewick was engraving at the time by [Caxton Club] WILLIAMS, Gordon R., Thomas Bewick

Chicago: Caxton Club, 1972. Limited Edition. Hardcover. As New. Tall, slim 8vo: [4],12,[6]pp, including full-page reproductions from photographs, plus the Bewick wood-block print. Decorated gold-and-tan paper-backed boards, black linen spine, printed pa...

From Fine Editions Ltd


The Birds of British Guiana by Charles Chubb

2 Vol. set. 1st vol pub 1916, 2nd in 1921 due to the war. Most pages uncut. Some discoloration due to age on page edges. Solid except for pages 7-10 slipped from stitching but undamaged and there is a slight tear (see photo) on fold-out map. #130 of ...

From Liza's BooksNStuff


Promotional Poster for Birds of the World and Birds of North America by Arthur Singer ( Illustrations ); Oliver L. Austin, Jr.; Robbins, Chandler S., Bruun, Bertel, and Zim, Herbert S

New York: Golden Press, 1983. Publisher's promotional poster ( 21 3/4"w x 35 3/4"h) marking the publication of the two books illustrated by Singer. Featuring Singer's watercolor and tempera painting title "Great Blue Heron Preening...

From Dale Steffey Books


The Birds of South America [with] Illustrations of the Game Birds and Water Fowl of South America (by H. Gronvold) by Lord Brabourne and Charles Chubb

London: R. H. Porter, 1912 504 pages, plus original stiff paper wrap covers bound at rear [and] 11 pages, plus 38 colored plates after H. Gronvold, and stiff paper wrap covers of the first 19 plates bound at rear. Both volumes are beautifully bound in bu...

From Lloyd Zimmer, Books and Maps


Solitary Blue-winged Teal. by Bull, Charles Livingston

New York:, undated [1902].. Fine. Fine condition. Original Charcoal and ink on paper. Signed CL Bull lower center. Image size: 12 3/4 x 9 1/4 inches. Sheet size 16 x 13 inches. Elegantly custom framed in Ecru rag board with gilt decoration, one inch neo...

From Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books


New Zealand Parrakeets (Kakarikis) by Dr. J. Batty

Beech Publishing House, 1989. Former owner was a smoker. Stain to lower right corner of pages. Still readable.. Paperback. Acceptable....

From Books Galore LLC


Buffon's natural history, abridged: including the history of the elements, the Earth, mountains, rivers, seas, winds, whirlwinds, waterspouts, volcanoes, earthquakes, man, quadrupeds, birds, fishes, shellfish, lizards, serpents, insects, & vegetables. by BUFFON, Georges Louis Lecrec

1792 Buffon Natural History Illustrated BIRDS Zoology Ornithology SNAKES Monkeys "Virtually all the well-known writers of the Enlightenment were 'Buffonians'" ― Ernst Mayer The monumental work by Comte de Buffon, "Histoire Naturelle," was fascinating...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


Marking Time. by [Hunger Button Books] Nanette Wylde

Redwood City, California:: Hunger Button Books,, 2013.. Edition of 7. 7 x 16"; 4 pages. Oil based relief on Lokta paper. Minion Pro font for text. Pamphlet bound in shaped Somerset Black Velvet paper. Colophon printed separately on 7 x 16" sing...

From Vamp & Tramp, Booksellers, LLC


Impressions of a series of animals, birds, &c. illustrative of British field sports: from a set of silver buttons, by SCOTT, John [engraver]

1821 1st ed Impressions of Animals Silver Buttons Engravings Illustrated HUNTING 'Impressions of a Series of Animals' is an impressive, valuable, and highly desirable book of animal engravings by Abraham Cooper. These small illustrations were taken from ...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne and a Garden Kalendar. In Two Volumes by White, Gilbert; Edited by R. Bowdler Sharpe, LL.D., with an introduction to the Garden Kalendar by the Very Reverend S. Reynolds Hole, Dean of Rochester, and numerous illustrations by J. G. Keulemans, Herbert Railton, and Edmund J. Sullivan

London / New York : S. T. Freemantle / J. B. Lippincott Co. , 1900. # 188 of 208 copies printed for America. Two volumes in publisher's original green buckram, gilt lettering at spines, top edges gilt. Profusely and wonderfully illustrated. Very Good,...

From Dale Steffey Books


Bird Lore; An Illustrated Bi-Monthly Magazine Devoted to the Study and Protection of Birds; October 1899, Vol. 1, No. 5 by Edited By Frank M. Chapman

Englewood, NJ: The Macmillan Co,, 1899. SCARCE as a single issue, Very Good, wrappers worn at spine, rear wrapper stained, internally clean and unmarked. 4 pp. ads, paginated 143-173, 3 pp. ads. . First Edition. Magazine. Very Good/No Jacket, As Issued. 8...

From Dale Steffey Books


Naturgeschichte Aus Den Besten Schriftstellern Mit Merianischen Und Neuen Kupfern, Erster Abschnitt der Vogel - Sechster Abschnitt des Vogels

Heilbronn Six parts published from 1774 - 1779. Bound and paginated into a single volume. 580+ pages, plus 35 plates, though lacking plates I, II, & IV. Some plates are bound out of order. Engraved and highly decorated primary title page, with se...

From Lloyd Zimmer, Books and Maps


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