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Coloured Illustrations of British Birds, and their Eggs. In Seven Volumes

by H L Meyer

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Published
1857
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Good
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London: Willis and Sotheran, 1857 A good set in contemporary rebacked cloth bindings with 322 colour plates of birds, 102 colour plates of eggs and 8 black and white plates. The original cloth was probably a shade of green but it has sunned. It has been rebacked in a dark green relaying the original gilt-decorated spines which are mostly complete.… Read more
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image of The Natural History of Birds, from the works of the best authors, antient and modern: embellished with numerous plates Accurately Coloured from Nature

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Bungay: Printed and published by Brightly & Childs. Published also by T Kinnersley, 1815 A fair to good 2 volume set in new quarter cloth and marbled board bindings with 151 of 152 hand-coloured plates. As is usual with the Bungay publications, the paper quality is poor, tending to attract dirt and staining. The plate collation is always haphazard. An… Read more
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$533.17
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The Naturalist's Library. Ornithology. Vol XIV. Birds of Great Britain and Ireland. Part IV. Natatores

by Sir William Jardine

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Published
1843
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Good
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1st Edition
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$177.72

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Edinburgh: W H Lizars, 1843 A good to very good copy of the 1st edition of the final volume in Jardine's Naturalist's Library in the original publisher's binding. This volume covers seagulls and ducks among others. With volume listing; black and white frontispiece portrait of Wilson; black and white vignette title page of seagulls; 2 further title pages; publisher's advert;… Read more
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Birds' Nests

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$164.05

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London : Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge A very good copy in the original decorative cloth binding with black and white frontispiece, 22 hand coloured plates, 2 black and white plates and engravings in the text. No author given and undated, but probably 1850's. The binding has a gilt nest to the front board and gilt titles to spine. It… Read more
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British Birds.

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Published
1846
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Very Good
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$61.52

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London : The Religious Tract Society , 1846 A very good copy in the original decorative cloth binding with hand coloured frontispiece and 23 further hand coloured plates. Anonymous author. The binding has a gilt bird on a branch to the front board and gilt titles to spine. All edges gilted. The binding is bright and clean with light wear… Read more
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image of Natural History, General and Particular, by the Count de Buffon, illustrated with above 600 copper plates. The History of Man and Quadrupeds ...[and] The History of Birds ..In Twenty Volumes

Natural History, General and Particular, by the Count de Buffon, illustrated with above 600 copper plates. The History of Man and Quadrupeds ...[and] The History of Birds ..In Twenty Volumes

by Count de Buffon, William Smellie [translator]

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Published
1812
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Very Good
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New Edition
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$3,417.75

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London : T Cadell and W Davies; R C and J Rivington; et al, 1812 A very good set of this 20 volume edition with black and white frontispiece, 2 folding maps, and 681 hand coloured plates. With an account of Buffon's life by William Wood. It is rare to find this set with hand colouring. In contemporary full… Read more
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The Naturalist's Library, Ornithology. Vol. X. Flycatchers

by William Swainson, Sir William Jardine - editor

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Published
1838
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Very Good
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1st Edition
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$164.05

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EDINBURGH: W H LIZARS, 1838 A very good copy of the 1st edition in the original publisher's cloth binding with 31 hand coloured plates and a hand coloured vignette title page. The binding is in its original state and is bright, clean and sound with some fading to the spine and light pulling at the spine ends with a little… Read more
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The Natural History of Pigeons. Naturalist's Library Vol IX Ornithology

by Prideauxx John Selby

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2nd Edition
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$136.71

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Edinburgh: W H Lizars A good to very good copy of the second 'Popular' edition of Pigeons with hand coloured vignette title and 30 hand coloured plates from drawings by Edward Lear. Undated but circa 1845. Improvements in printing and materials enabled Lizars to reissue the Naturalist's Library at lower cost while retaining the original text and plates. This volume… Read more
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The Birds of Iona and Mull 1852-70. With a Memoir of the Author

by Henry Davenport Graham, J A Harvie-Brown (editor)

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Published
1890
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1st Edition
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Edinburgh: David Douglas, 1890 A good to very good copy illustrated with numerous drawings by the author. In the original green cloth binding with gilt titles to spine. Top page edges gilt. The spine is faded with pulling and some fraying to the top and bottom. Both boards have slight marking with the back board having a small cloth scuff.… Read more
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image of The Natural History of the Birds of Great Britain and Ireland Vols I-IV: Birds of Prey; Incessores; Rasores and Grallatores; and Natatores

The Natural History of the Birds of Great Britain and Ireland Vols I-IV: Birds of Prey; Incessores; Rasores and Grallatores; and Natatores

by Sir William Jardine

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Published
1838
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Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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$410.13

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Edinburgh: W H Lizars, 1838 A complete 4 volume set of the Birds of Great Britain from the Naturalist's Library. With 4 black and white frontispieces; 4 vignette title pages of which 2 are hand coloured; and 129 hand coloured plates. This set has been rebound in plain green cloth with gilt lettering to the spine. The page edges have… Read more
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The Natural History of Sun-birds. The Naturalist's Library Vol V Ornithology Sun-birds

by Sir William Jardine

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2nd Edition
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Edinburgh: W H Lizars A very good copy of a scarce title from the Naturalist's Library in the original decorative cloth binding, with black and white frontispiece, hand-coloured vignette title page, and 30 further hand coloured plates. This copy is undated but is the Lizars 'Popular Edition' circa 1845. Advances in printing meant that the Naturalists' Library could be reissued… Read more
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The Natural History of Parrots. The Naturalist's Library. Ornithology. Vol VI

by Prideaux J Selby, Sir William Jardine [editor]

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Published
1836
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Good
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1st Edition
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$437.47

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EDINBURGH: W H LIZARS, 1836 A good copy of the first edition with 30 hand coloured plates engraved from drawings by Edward Lear. In original publisher's cobbled brown (originally purple) cloth binding with gilt titles to spine. The binding has been rebacked retaining the original spine and is sound and clean. There is some fading to spine and board edges… Read more
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The Natural History of Gallinaceous Birds. The Naturalist's Library. Ornithology. Vol.III

by Sir William Jardine

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Published
1834
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Good
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1st Edition
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$164.05

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EDINBURGH: W H LIZARS, 1834 A good to very good copy of the 1st edition of Volume I of Gallinaceous Birds (covering varieties of domestic and wild fowl eg turkeys, pheasants), in the publisher's brown cloth binding. With black and white frontispiece portrait of Aristotle; hand coloured vignette title page with a picture of a cockerel; 2 further title pages;… Read more
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The Natural History of the Birds of Great Britain and Ireland. Part II. Incessores. The Naturalist's Library, Ornithology Vol.X

by Sir William Jardine

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Published
1839
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Very Good
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1st Edition
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EDINBURGH: W H LIZARS, 1839 A very good copy of the 1st edition of Part II of Birds of Great Britain and Ireland in the original publisher's cloth binding. This volume covers a range of familiar birds from bullfinches to wrens. Contents: volume listing; half title; black and white frontispiece portrait of William Smellie with tissue guard; hand coloured vignette… Read more
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The Natural History of Pigeons. The Naturalist's Library, Ornithology Vol V Gallinaceous Birds, Part III

by Prideaux John Selby, Andrew Crichton, Sir William Jardine - editor

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Published
1835
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Very Good
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1st Edition
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$218.74

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EDINBURGH: W H LIZARS, 1835 A very good copy of the first edition in the original publisher's cloth binding with 30 hand coloured plates of pigeons from drawings by Edward Lear. Lear provided the illustrations for Pigeons and Parrots in the Naturalist's Library, and his work is distinctive for its accuracy combined with an ability to make the subject seem… Read more
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The Ornithologist's Guide to the Islands of Orkney and Shetland.

by Robert Dunn

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Published
1837
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Fair
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1st Edition
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$300.76

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London: Printed by Richard Tayor for the Author, 1837 A fair copy of the 1st edition in contemporary full leather binding with black and white frontispiece and folding map of Shetland. Classed as 'fair' because it lacks the map of Orkney. It is otherwise in very good clean condition. Robert Dunn titles himself as an 'animal-preserver' - which, sadly, does… Read more
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The Natural History of Humming Birds. Volumes I & II. The Naturalist's Library. Ornithology.

by Sir William Jardine

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Published
1834
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Fair
Edition
1st Edition
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$519.50

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EDINBURGH: W H LIZARS, 1834 1st edition, second printing, of humming birds in the original publisher's cloth bindings, with 64 hand coloured plates. The bindings are sound and clean. Both have been rebacked preserving the original spine. Vol I has slight bubbling to the cloth; a bump to the rear bottom corner; a small lighter spot on the front board… Read more
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The Natural History of Humming Birds. Volumes I & II. The Naturalist's Library. Ornithology.

by Sir William Jardine

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Published
1833
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Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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$710.89

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EDINBURGH: W H LIZARS, 1833 1st edition in the original publisher's binding, with 64 hand coloured plates. Humming birds Vol I was the first volume issued in the Naturalist's Library, and this copy of Vol I has a 'Notice of the Naturalist's Library' by Professor Rennie extolling the virtues of the new series, making it a first issue. Both volumes… Read more
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Birds of Great Britain and Ireland. Order Passeres, complete in two volumes

by Arthur G Butler

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London : Caxton Publishing Company A good copy, complete with 115 colour-printed plates in new quarter cloth binding with marbled boards. Undated but 1907/8. The plates by Henrik Gronvold and Frederick Frohawk are beautiful. The binding is 'as new' with new endpapers.Top page edges gilt, remainder untrimmed. Contents - Vol I: 4 plates of eggs; title page; contents list; introduction;… Read more
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The Natural History of the Nectariniadae, or Sun-Birds.

by Sir William Jardine

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Published
1843
Condition
Good
Edition
1st Edition
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$300.76

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Edinburgh: W H Lizars, 1843 A good copy of the 1st edition of Sun-Birds from Jardine's Naturalists' Library in the original brown cloth binding. With hand-coloured vignette title page and 30 hand-coloured plates at the rear. Sun-Birds is one of the scarcer titles in the series. The binding has been rebacked, relaying the original spine, so it is sound and… Read more
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