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The Ornithology of Francis Willughby In Three Books. Wherein all the Birds Hitherto known being reduced into a Method suitable to their natures are accurately Described by Francis Willughby, John Ray

LONDON : A[ndrew]. C[lark]. for John Martyn, 1678 A very good copy in a high quality full leather binding. With title page in red and black ink; preface; text in 3 books with 2 plates of bird traps bound in, and 2 tables which serve as early identificatio...

From E C Books

£4,500.00


A Monograph of the Pittidae, or, Family of Ant Thrushes. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1863 by ELLIOT, Daniel Giraud (1835-1915)

New York: D.Appleton & Co, 1863. Folio. (21 7/16 x 13 5/8 inches). 1p. dedication to Philip Lutley Sclater, 1p. list of subscribers. 31 fine hand-coloured lithographic plates, heightened with gum arabic, after Elliot (24), Paul Louis Oudart (4), E. Maub...

From Donald Heald Rare Books

$22,000.00


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

AU$200.00


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

$450.00


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

£80.00


A History of the Birds of Europe, not observed in the British Isles by Charles Robert Bree

London : George Bell and Sons, 1875 A good set of the 5 volume second edition in the original decorative cloth binding. With 252 hand coloured plates of birds and eggs. The bindings have slight fading to spines, bumping and wear to corners and are slightl...

From E C Books

£900.00


THE ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF PIGEONS WITH STANDARDS FOR JUDGING by FULTON ROGER:

LONDON, CASSELL. A SUPER COPY, NEWLY REBOUND IN RED HALF-LEATHER OVER MAROON CLOTH, RAISED BANDS, GILT TITLES ON BLACK LABELS, NEW MARBLED ENDPAPERS, ELABORATE GILT DESIGN TO SPINE PANELS. NO DATE BUT CIRCA 1890. WITH 50 FULL COLOUR PLATES FROM PAINTIN...

From Hawkridge Books

£700.00


Beautiful Birds. Their Natural History, Habits &c. Series I-III by Robert Tyas

London : Houlston and Wright A scarce complete set of Beautiful Birds in 3 volumes with 36 hand coloured plates by James Andrews. Undated but circa 1855. In the original gilt decorated blue cloth bindings with all page edges gilt. Vols I and II have been ...

From E C Books

£280.00


Japanese Art. a phase in colour-prints by BARNETT, P. Neville

Sydney: Privately printed by the Beacon Press, 1953. First Edition. Standard de-luxe edition of one hundred and sixty copies (total issue of two hundred copies). Quarto, tipped colour plates throughout; original cream cloth, a near fine copy. As a publis...

From Rare Illustrated Books

AU$1,850.00


FEATHERED FAVOURITES. Twelve Coloured Pictures of British Birds by Wolf, Joseph

London: Thomas Bosworth, 215 Regent Street, 1854. Original red grained cloth, bevelled edges, gilt title within an elaborate gilt wreath design to upper board, ornate gilt spine design, all edges gilt. Printed on heavy bond paper. Pp. [vi], [54], + 12 cir...

From Hugh Anson-Cartwright Fine Books, ABAC/ILAB

CA$1,800.00


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

$1,000.00


Pigeons and Doves in Australia by Joseph M. Forshaw

Melbourne, VIC, Australia: CSIRO Publishing, 2015. 332 pages with distribution maps and colour and b/w illustrations. . Reprint. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Illus. by William T. Cooper. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. ...

From Terra Australis Books

AU$250.00


The Birds of Africa, Comprising All the Species Which Occur in the Ethiopian Region (Five Volumes in Seven) by Shelley, G. E. (Vol. V, Pt II was Completed and Edited By W. L. Sclater)

London: R. H. Porter / Henry Sotheran & Co. Five volumes in seven, published between 1896 and 1912. Later half red Moroccan leather, with red cloth over boards. Raised spine band and gilt stamped letters. Association Set having previously belonged ...

From Lloyd Zimmer, Books and Maps

$8,500.00


THE NATURAL HISTORY OF BRITISH SURFACE-FEEDING DUCKS by MILLAIS J. G.:

LONDON. LONGMANS, GREEN AND CO., 1902. FIRST EDITION - LIMITED TO 600 COPIES OF WHICH THIS IS NUMBER 18. SMALL FOLIO, BEAUTIFULLY REBOUND IN HALF GREEN MOROCCO, MARBLED ENDPAPERS, TEG, WITH 6 PHOTOGRAVURES. 41 TISSUE-GUARDED COLOURED PLATES (SOME BY TH...

From Hawkridge Books

£690.00


The Birds of Australia : Comprising Three Hundred Full Page Illustrations with a Descriptive Account of the Life and Characteristic Habits of Over Seven Hundred Species, Volumes IV, V and VI by Gracius J. Broinowski

Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Charles Stuart & Co , 1890. Gilt decoration. Raised bands to spine. All gilt edges. Marbled endpapers. Minor marks to boards. Foxing to early and late pages. Previous owners name to each volume. Tissue guarded colou...

From Terra Australis Books

AU$2,800.00


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