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Cygne noir de la Nouvelle hollande (Black Swan) & Drome Ardeole (Crab Plover).  Hand colored engraving
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Cygne noir de la Nouvelle hollande (Black Swan) & Drome Ardeole (Crab Plover). Hand colored engraving

Paris, 1820. Otherwise very good condition. Hand colored copper engravings of the Crab Plover and Black Swan. 6 1/2 x 10 1/8", slt toned, image off center as printed.

$65.00

American bird matching card game
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American bird matching card game

By West & Lee

Good + overall. A set of game cards with bird images plus a matching text card for each, including Australian birds. Two categories: Talking Birds and Singing birds. Birds are Cockatoo, Jackdaw, Magpie, Parrot, Canary, Lark, Mocking bird, Nightingale. 8 pairs of cards, 16 total. Possibly a matching game. Cards 3 7/8 x 2 6/8", pale blue, images and text in black, verso of each card has an unidentified logo.

$95.00

Bourke's Parrakeet, Red-winged Parrakeet, Blood rumped Parrakeet.  Chromolithograph
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Bourke's Parrakeet, Red-winged Parrakeet, Blood rumped Parrakeet. Chromolithograph

By Rutledge, William after

London, 1890. Very good condition. Bird print in vivid colors, signed at the lower right, W. Rutledge. From Cassell's Illustrated Book of Canaries and Cage Birds, British and Foreign. 7 x 8 1/2", paper 8 x 11". Very clean.

$85.00

Parrot Finch, Double Banded Finch, Australian Crimson Finch, Chestut-breasted Finch
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Parrot Finch, Double Banded Finch, Australian Crimson Finch, Chestut-breasted Finch

By Rutledge, William after

London, 1890. Very good condition. A vivid chromlithograph, signed at the lower left, W. Rutledge. From Cassell's Illustrated Book of Canaries and Cage Birds, British and Foreign. 7 x 8 1/2", paper 8 x 11". Very clean.

$65.00

Cockateel, Roseate Cockatoo, Scaly Breasted Parrakeet, Leadbeaters Cockatoo.  Chromolithograph
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Cockateel, Roseate Cockatoo, Scaly Breasted Parrakeet, Leadbeaters Cockatoo. Chromolithograph

By Rutledge, William after

London: Vincent Brooks Day & Son Ltd, 1890. Very good condition. Bird print in vivid colors, signed at the lower right, W. Rutledge. From Cassell's Illustrated Book of Canaries and Cage Birds, British and Foreign. 7 x 8 1/2", paper 8 x 11". Some marks at right margin.

$75.00

Beautiful Parrakeet, Swift Lorikeet.  Chromolithograph
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Beautiful Parrakeet, Swift Lorikeet. Chromolithograph

By Rutledge, William after

London, 1890. Very good condition. Bird print in vivid colors, signed at the lower left, W. Rutledge. From Cassell's Illustrated Book of Canaries and Cage Birds, British and Foreign. 7 x 8 1/2", paper 8 x 11". Very clean.

$65.00

King Parrakeet, Pennant's Parrakeet.  Chromolithograph
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King Parrakeet, Pennant's Parrakeet. Chromolithograph

By Rutledge, William after

London: Vincent Brooks Day & Son Ltd, 1890. Very good condition. Australian parrot print in vivid colors, signed at the lower left, W. Rutledge. From Cassell's Illustrated Book of Canaries and Cage Birds, British and Foreign. 7 x 8 1/2", paper 8 x 11". Some marks at upper margin.

$85.00

Second Annual Report of the Commissioners of Fisheries, Game and Forests of the State of New York (Denton Fish Plates)
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Second Annual Report of the Commissioners of Fisheries, Game and Forests of the State of New York (Denton Fish Plates)

By Denton, Sherman Foote

New York: Wynkoop Hallenbeck Crawford Co., 1897. As published in the Documents of the Assembly of the State of New York, One Hundred and Twentieth Session, 1897, Volume XXVII, No. 89. With many beautiful colored plates, 11 by S. F. Denton including 8 fish prints: Oysters, Sunapee Trout (male and female), Brook Trout (male and female), Shells, Pike, Adirondack Frost Fish, Land locked Salmon (male and female), Lake Trout, plus some by other artists of Grouse, Quail, Woodcock. Denton was an American artist, naturalist and inventor whose interest in natural history was inspired by a trip to New Zealand, New Guinea and Australia with his geologist father. He created the illustrations for the annual reports for the New York state Fisheries, Game and Forest Commission from 1895 to 1909. 4to, 521pp, bound in brown calf with red and black title labels on spine. Spine ruffled at tips, labels chipped, inner hinge cracked but binding strong, internally clean and bright, many b&w illustrations throughout.

$175.00

Parrot, Italian Renaissance woodblock print
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Parrot, Italian Renaissance woodblock print

By Aldrovandi, Ulisse

Bologna, Italy: Typis Nicolai Tebaldini, 1599. Very good condition. Striking folio sized Italian Renaissance woodblock print of a parrot from a work by Ulisse Aldrovandi, considered by Carl Linnaeus and the Comte de Buffon to be the father of the study of natural history. A handsome parrot with curved beak and long tail feathers perches on a wooden stand. Ulisse Aldrovandi (1522 - 1605), was the noted Renaissance naturalist recognized for his systematic and accurate observations of animals, plants, and minerals. Aldrovandi was also the founder of the University of Bologna Botanical Gardens, one of the oldest in Italy. Text printed on verso. From 'Ornithologiae hoc est De auibus historiae..' OCLC: 889430533.

$175.00

Swan prints, a pair of Italian Renaissance woodblock prints
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Swan prints, a pair of Italian Renaissance woodblock prints

By Aldrovandi, Ulisse

Bologna, Italy: Typis Nicolai Tebaldini, 1599. Very good condition. Handsome folio sized Italian Renaissance woodblock prints of swans in profile from a work by Ulisse Aldrovandi, considered by Carl Linnaeus and the Comte de Buffon to be the father of the study of natural history. The first titled, "Cycnus adulatus cum iunco levi", depicting a very bold swan standing on one foot on a rock in a pond; the second "Cycnus etiamnum pullus, Ferraria missus", depicting a swan in profile facing to the right, standing on a small log at the edge of a pond. Ulisse Aldrovandi (1522 - 1605), was the noted Renaissance naturalist recognized for his systematic and accurate observations of animals, plants, and minerals. Aldrovandi was also the founder of the University of Bologna Botanical Gardens, one of the oldest in Italy. Plates 8 & 9, text printed on verso of each. From 'Ornithologiae hoc est De auibus historiae..' OCLC: 889430533.

$225.00

Journals of Two Expeditions of Discovery in Northwest and Western Australia during the Years 1837, 1838 and 1839
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Journals of Two Expeditions of Discovery in Northwest and Western Australia during the Years 1837, 1838 and 1839

By Grey, George

London: T&W Boone, 1841. First edition. Hardcover. Very good - condition. A fine large paper copy of these important expeditions of discovery to the north-west of Western Australia. "Both the journeys of exploration described in these volumes were undertaken for the Royal Geographical Society. They met with disasters. The first expedition landed near Hanover Bay, and made the discovery of a river and much useful territory. In a skirmish with the natives Grey was badly wounded by a spear and was forced to abandon the expedition. He killed his attacker and was to suffer from both the wound, a hole big enough to fit a child' hand, and the killing for the rest of his life. The second journey was for the exploration of the west coast, north and south of Shark's Bay. The Gascoyne River was discovered, but a hurricane damaged their stores, their boats were wrecked and the party had to set off for an overland tramp of three hundred miles to Perth. (Ferguson). He shot the aborigine who speared him and was to suffer from both the wound (a hole big enough to fit a child's hand), and the killing for the rest of his life. The production of Grey's volumes was of very high quality. The color illustrations of aboriginal cave paintings are haunting; the maps are by John Arrowsmith, the master of English cartography in that period; John Gould, the father of Australian ornithology, contributed appendices on birds. This is primary issue with all the advertisements listed in Ferguson. Much natural history, ethnographical & anthropological information is included. 2 vols, tall 8vo, vol.1, (xiv) 412pp, [iv], 8pp ads; pocket with two fine large folding maps "District of Glenelg, on the North-Western Coast of Australia" and "The West Coast of Australia, from Swan River to Sharks Bay", both with routes marked in red ink by hand and by John Arrowsmith. Vol. 2, (viii) 482pp, 8pp, [iv] ads. In total, 22 plates, 6 of which are printed in color and/or are handcolored. Ferguson calls for all 6pp advertisements to be in Vol 1; here they are split between the two volumes. A small blind stamp on the dusty title pages, "English College Lisbon", some scattered fox spotting. Attractive modern tan half calf and green marbled boards, red gilt title labels. Bagnall, 2336; Ferguson 3228.

$1500.00

Pale Headed or Mealy Rosella Parrakeet; Rose Hill or Rosella Parrakeet.  Chromolithograph
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Pale Headed or Mealy Rosella Parrakeet; Rose Hill or Rosella Parrakeet. Chromolithograph

By Rutledge, William after

London: Vincent Brooks Day & Son Ltd, 1890. Very good condition. Australian parrot print in vivid colors, signed at the lower left, W. Rutledge. From Cassell's Illustrated Book of Canaries and Cage Birds, British and Foreign. 7 x 8 1/2", paper 8 x 11". Couple faint small spots at lower margin.

$85.00

Hand colored engraving, "Radiated Falcon"
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Hand colored engraving, "Radiated Falcon"

By [Birds; Australia] Latham, John

London, 1822. Very good overall. A handsome hand colored copper engraving of an Australian falcon perched on a branch, from Latham's 'General Synopsis of Birds'. Dr. John Latham (1740 - 1847), the leading British ornithologist of his time, was a founding member of the Linnean Society, and through his work with the society became acquainted with the leading naturalists and collectors of the day. Many specimens and drawings of Australian birds were arriving in Britain following expeditions to Australia. Latham gave the first published descriptions and scientific names of Australian birds including the emu, lyre bird, magpie, and white cockatoo. A good strong impression, on paper with wide margins. Faint smudging in the top margin only, not affecting the image. 'Plate XI', upper left corner. Paper 8 1/4 x 10 1/2"

$150.00

An Australian Bird Book. A Complete Guide to Identification of the Australian Species

By Leach, J.A.

Melbourne: Whitcombe & Tombs, 1944. 8th edition. Hardcover. Very good overall. 8vo, 200pp, blue boards, black titles on spine and front, slightly rubbed at edges and head/foot of spine. Interior clean with many color and b&w ills. Binding firm.

$12.00

The Western Australian Naturalist [1947-1957, 43 issues]
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The Western Australian Naturalist [1947-1957, 43 issues]

Perth: Western Australian Naturalists' Club-, 1957. First edition. Paperback. Very good overall. 43 issues, from Vol 1, No. 1 dated June 18, 1947 to Vol 6, no. 3, dated November 5, 1957 [missing one issue (Vol 1, no. 3) and duplicating one issue (Vol. 6 no. 1)] with an 8pp pamphlet "The Western Australian Naturalist Volume 1 1947-1949," indexing the contents for those years, the officers, and members with their addresses. The Serventy family is represented by Dr. Dom, Mr. V. N. and Miss L. Serventy. All in the original color printed stiff card wrappers (No. 1 a bit browned from the sun).

$100.00

"I Am A Parrot". Die Cut Parrot with vinyl record made by the Emerson Phonograph Company
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"I Am A Parrot". Die Cut Parrot with vinyl record made by the Emerson Phonograph Company

By [Childrens; Parrots]

New York: Talking Book Corporation, 1918. Very good condition. Large elaborately die cut color illustration of a parrot with green head and multi colored tail feathers on heavy card stock, with a small diameter record riveted at the center, made by the Talking Book Corporation and the Emerson Phonograph Company. On the verso, the text of the story "I am a Parrot": "They call me Polly. I come from Africa. My relatives live also in Australia, India, and Arabia. ...". The entire card is placed on a turntable in order to hear the recording. The Talking Book Corporation made children's animal stories with records which were produced by the Emerson Phonograph Company. Victor Emerson was Columbia Phonograph Company's chief recording engineer at the turn of the century; he began his own company and recorded dance music, popular tunes and patriotic marches. Later, he opened a studio in New York to record artists such as Eddie Cantor, and a second studio in Los Angeles. Printed at bottom of die cut card, on verso : "Produced Exclusively by Talking Book Corporation and Talking Book Company, Ltd. One W. 34th St. and Toronto Canada. Publishers of "Talking" Story Books, Animals and Figures, New Releases Every Month. Ask for Complete Catalogue. Copyright 1918". The die cut card is only slightly rubbed at edges; the vinyl record is intact with no visible scratches. The die cut card approximately 6 1/2 x 10"; the vinyl record 4 1/4" in diameter.

$275.00

Trochilus Rufus (Ruff-necked or Nootka Humming-Bird), hand colored engraving
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Trochilus Rufus (Ruff-necked or Nootka Humming-Bird), hand colored engraving

By Jardine, William; W.H. Lizars

Edinburgh, 1833. Very good condition. With the text page explaining "The discovery of this splendid species is due to our great navigator Captain Cook ... Captain Cook made the following observations, when mentioning this beautiful species. "There are also Humming-Birds, which yet seem to differ from the numerous sorts of this delicate animal already known, unless they be a mere variety of the Trochilus colubris of Linnaeus. These, perhaps, inhabit more to the southward, and spread northward as the season advances; because we saw none at first, though, near the time of our departure the natives brought them to the ships in great numbers" (p72). Handcolored engraving by W.H. Lizars from a drawing by an unknown artist for Sir William Jardine's "Naturalist's Library, The Natural History of Humming-birds". With a Hand colored engraving, 4 1/4 x 7". [with] 2pp text.

$75.00

Java-Grosbeak Male.   Hand colored engraving
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Java-Grosbeak Male. Hand colored engraving

By Hayes, William

London: Bulmer, 1792. Very good condition. Rich and intensely hand colored etched, stipple and line engraved plate of grosbeak standing on a small branch, facing to the left, with bright red beak, blue and black body feathers and pale pink breast. "One of the most famous, early coloured illustrations of ornithology" (Wood). "Hayes was the first author systematically to record a single private collection of live birds; such a project was not attempted again until 1846" (Jackson, Bird Etchings, p.135). This image appeared in "Portraits of Rare and Curious Birds from the Menagery of Osterly Park". 9 x 11 1/2". Exquisitely executed print.

$275.00

'Mississippi Kite', hand colored lithograph, octavo edition
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'Mississippi Kite', hand colored lithograph, octavo edition

By [Birds] Audubon, John James

Philadelphia: J. T. Bowen, 1839. Very good condition. Hand colored Audubon lithograph, Oppenheimer edition of 'The Birds of America', the octavo edition. No. 4, Pl. 7, and "Drawn from Nature by J. J. Audubon, F.R.S.F.L.S." at the lower left. Audubon based these octavo prints on the folio drawings of 'Birds of America', but made some modifications due to the smaller format. With the male and female birds perched on tree branch. Faintly toned upper right edge of print. 6 x 10"

$200.00

Liervogel (Menura superba). Lyre Bird
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Liervogel (Menura superba). Lyre Bird

By Kleureadr. v. Fa P.W.M. Trap, Leiden

Leiden: P.Wm Trap, 1860. Very good condition. A very finely colored lithograph of the male lyre bird, famed for their beautiful plumage and mimicry. The background is very detailed, with trees, people and a domed folly. 7 3/4" x 11" on beige background, hand colored. Not found in Trove.

$225.00

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