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Wright's Book of Poultry. Revised and Edited in Accordance with the Latest Poultry Club Standards.
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Wright's Book of Poultry. Revised and Edited in Accordance with the Latest Poultry Club Standards.

By POULTRY) Lewer, S. H. Ludlow, J. W. (illus).

London.: The Waverley Book Company, Limited.. No date. Ca. 1914?. 30 color plates, 16 black and white plates, in-text and single page black and white illustrations, xxiii+627, index, 11 x 8 1/4 inches, red cloth-covered boards (hardbound). Moderate wear to covers, front hinge starting to split under the weight of this hefty volume, light crease to lower corner of first few pages, occasional light foxing to plates. The color plate "Gold Spangled Hamburghs" is loosely laid in, replacing a missing plate. Tipped in to the front is a label identifying this edition as being specially prepared for Subscribers by The Waverley Book Co. A weighty volume documenting in detail the fine art of poultry keeping, with many magnificent types of poultry featured in the attractive and bright color portraits of Prize Birds including Partridge Cochins, Andalusians, White Leghorns, etc, painted from life by J. W. Ludlow. Contents include: Practical Management and Feeding of Fowls, Practical Breeding and Rearing of Prize Poultry, Poultry Diseases and Vices, chapters on Cochins, Brahams, Malays, etc. The missing color plate is that of Gold Spangled Hamburghs. .

$285.00

Dromaeus Novae Hollandiae. (Emu)
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Dromaeus Novae Hollandiae. (Emu)

By EMU - AUSTRALIA) Jury, J. (illus).

[London].. No date. [ 1850].. Lithograph with handcolor and gum arabic highlights, image approximately 8 1/2 x 11 on sheet 9 1/4 x 12 inches. Two short tears into lower edge (repaired on verso), one just entering the title; light crease at lower edge; remains of library mark on verso. A handsome image of the Australian Emu (Dromaius Novaehollandiae), plate 75 from the Transactions of the Zoological Society volume 4 (1850). Printed by M. & N. Hanhart .

$185.00

The Red-Breasted Goosander.
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The Red-Breasted Goosander.

By EDWARDS - EIGHTEENTH CENTURY COPPERPLATE ENGRAVINGS) Edwards, George (illus).

London.: George Edwards.. 1743- 1751.. Hand colored copperplate engraving, plate size approximately 9 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches on sheet 11 1/2 x 9 inches. A few light foxed spots. Signed in the plate. With text sheet. Plate # 95 from George Edwards "A Natural History of Birds, Most of which have not been figured or described and others very little known..." published in London between 1743 and 1751. This plate, dated December 1745 in the plate, features an attractive bird of middle size, "between a Duck and a Goose". Edwards, a friend of Sir Hans Sloane and Mark Catesby, is a pivotal figure in ornithological history. .

$365.00

The Toucan, or Brasilian Pye.
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The Toucan, or Brasilian Pye.

By EDWARDS - EIGHTEENTH CENTURY COPPERPLATE ENGRAVINGS) Edwards, George (illus).

London.: George Edwards.. 1743- 1751.. Hand colored copperplate engraving, plate size approximately 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches on sheet 11 1/2 x 9 inches. A few light foxed spots and toning to edges. Signed in the plate. With text sheet. Plate # 64 from George Edwards "A Natural History of Birds, Most of which have not been figured or described and others very little known..." published in London between 1743 and 1751. This plate, dated 1745 in the plate, features a gorgeous toucan or "The Bill Bird". Edwards, a friend of Sir Hans Sloane and Mark Catesby, is a pivotal figure in ornithological history. .

$365.00

The little Black and White Duck.
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The little Black and White Duck.

By EDWARDS - EIGHTEENTH CENTURY COPPERPLATE ENGRAVINGS) Edwards, George (illus).

London.: George Edwards.. 1743- 1751.. Hand colored copperplate engraving, plate size approximately 9 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches on sheet 11 1/2 x 9 inches. A few light foxed spots. Signed in the plate. With text sheet. Plate # 100 from George Edwards "A Natural History of Birds, Most of which have not been figured or described and others very little known..." published in London between 1743 and 1751. This plate, dated 1745 in the plate, features an attractive black and white duck preening on a tree stump. Edwards, a friend of Sir Hans Sloane and Mark Catesby, is a pivotal figure in ornithological history. .

$365.00

The Peacock Pheasant from China.
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The Peacock Pheasant from China.

By EDWARDS - EIGHTEENTH CENTURY COPPERPLATE ENGRAVINGS) Edwards, George (illus).

London.: George Edwards.. 1743- 1751.. Hand colored copperplate engraving, plate size approximately 10 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches on sheet 11 1/2 x 9 inches. A few light foxed spots and toning to edges. Signed in the plate. With text sheet. Plate # 67 from George Edwards "A Natural History of Birds, Most of which have not been figured or described and others very little known..." published in London between 1743 and 1751. This plate, dated 1745 in the plate, features a beautifully colored pheasant. Edwards, a friend of Sir Hans Sloane and Mark Catesby, is a pivotal figure in ornithological history. .

$365.00

The Summer Duck of Catesby.
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The Summer Duck of Catesby.

By EDWARDS - EIGHTEENTH CENTURY COPPERPLATE ENGRAVINGS) Edwards, George (illus).

London.: George Edwards.. 1743- 1751.. Hand colored copperplate engraving, plate size approximately 9 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches on sheet 11 1/2 x 9 inches. A few light spots in lower margin and toning to edges. Signed in the plate. With text sheet. Plate # 101 from George Edwards "A Natural History of Birds, Most of which have not been figured or described and others very little known..." published in London between 1743 and 1751. This plate, dated 1746 in the plate, features a beautifully colored duck with a multi-colored bill. Edwards, a friend of Sir Hans Sloane and Mark Catesby, is a pivotal figure in ornithological history. .

$365.00

The Black and White Chinese Cock Pheasant, with its Hen.
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The Black and White Chinese Cock Pheasant, with its Hen.

By EDWARDS - EIGHTEENTH CENTURY COPPERPLATE ENGRAVINGS) Edwards, George (illus).

London.: George Edwards.. 1743- 1751.. Hand colored copperplate engraving, plate size approximately 10 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches on sheet 11 1/2 x 9 inches. A few light foxed spots and toning to edges. Signed in the plate. With text sheet. Plate # 66 from George Edwards "A Natural History of Birds, Most of which have not been figured or described and others very little known..." published in London between 1743 and 1751. This plate, dated 1746 in the plate, features two beautifully colored pheasants. Edwards, a friend of Sir Hans Sloane and Mark Catesby, is a pivotal figure in ornithological history. .

$365.00

The Pelican.
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The Pelican.

By EDWARDS - EIGHTEENTH CENTURY COPPERPLATE ENGRAVINGS) Edwards, George (illus).

London.: George Edwards.. 1743- 1751.. Hand colored copperplate engraving, plate size approximately 9 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches on sheet 11 1/2 x 9 inches. A few light foxed spots and toning to edges. Signed in the plate. With text sheet. Plate # 92 from George Edwards "A Natural History of Birds, Most of which have not been figured or described and others very little known..." published in London between 1743 and 1751. This plate, dated 1746 in the plate, features a gorgeous pelican on a mossy rock with coral and starfish. Edwards, a friend of Sir Hans Sloane and Mark Catesby, is a pivotal figure in ornithological history. .

$365.00

The Black-Footed Penguins.
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The Black-Footed Penguins.

By EDWARDS - EIGHTEENTH CENTURY COPPERPLATE ENGRAVINGS) Edwards, George (illus).

London.: George Edwards.. 1743- 1751.. Hand colored copperplate engraving, plate size approximately 9 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches on sheet 11 1/2 x 9 inches. A few light foxed spots. Signed in the plate. With fascimile of text sheet. Plate # 94 from George Edwards "A Natural History of Birds, Most of which have not been figured or described and others very little known..." published in London between 1743 and 1751. This plate, dated 1745 in the plate, features two penguins with details of their bill and that of another another species in the lower margin. Edwards, a friend of Sir Hans Sloane and Mark Catesby, is a pivotal figure in ornithological history. .

$365.00

The Painted Pheasant, from China.
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The Painted Pheasant, from China.

By EDWARDS - EIGHTEENTH CENTURY COPPERPLATE ENGRAVINGS) Edwards, George (illus).

London.: George Edwards.. 1743- 1751.. Hand colored copperplate engraving, plate size approximately 10 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches on sheet 11 1/2 x 9 inches. A few light foxed spots. Signed in the plate. With facsimile text sheet. Plate # 68 from George Edwards "A Natural History of Birds, Most of which have not been figured or described and others very little known..." published in London between 1743 and 1751. This plate, dated 1745 in the plate, features a beautifully colored pheasant. Edwards, a friend of Sir Hans Sloane and Mark Catesby, is a pivotal figure in ornithological history. .

$365.00

The Hen Peacock Pheasant, from China.
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The Hen Peacock Pheasant, from China.

By EDWARDS - EIGHTEENTH CENTURY COPPERPLATE ENGRAVINGS) Edwards, George (illus).

London.: George Edwards.. 1743- 1751.. Hand colored copperplate engraving, plate size approximately 10 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches on sheet 11 1/2 x 9 inches. Light foxing to right edge. Signed in the plate. With text sheet. Plate # 69 from George Edwards "A Natural History of Birds, Most of which have not been figured or described and others very little known..." published in London between 1743 and 1751. This plate, dated 1745 in the plate, features two beautiful pheasants. Edwards, a friend of Sir Hans Sloane and Mark Catesby, is a pivotal figure in ornithological history. .

$325.00

The Pelican of America.
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The Pelican of America.

By EDWARDS - EIGHTEENTH CENTURY COPPERPLATE ENGRAVINGS) Edwards, George (illus).

London.: George Edwards.. 1743- 1751.. Hand colored copperplate engraving, plate size approximately 9 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches on sheet 11 1/2 x 9 inches. A few foxed spots to lower margin and toning to edges. Signed in the plate. With text sheet. Plate # 93 from George Edwards "A Natural History of Birds, Most of which have not been figured or described and others very little known..." published in London between 1743 and 1751. This plate, dated 1746 in the plate, features a gorgeous pelican on a rock surrounded by corals. Edwards, a friend of Sir Hans Sloane and Mark Catesby, is a pivotal figure in ornithological history. .

$365.00

The Great Horned Owl.
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The Great Horned Owl.

By EDWARDS - EIGHTEENTH CENTURY COPPERPLATE ENGRAVINGS) Edwards, George (illus).

London.: George Edwards.. 1743- 1751.. Hand colored copperplate engraving, plate size approximately 9 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches on sheet 11 1/2 x 9 inches. A few light foxed spots and toning to edges, soft diagonal crease to upper right image. Signed in the plate. With text sheet. Plate # 60 from George Edwards "A Natural History of Birds, Most of which have not been figured or described and others very little known..." published in London between 1743 and 1751. This plate features a brightly colored horned owl. Edwards, a friend of Sir Hans Sloane and Mark Catesby, is a pivotal figure in ornithological history. .

$365.00

Oligura Dejeani (Oust.) Calliope Davidi (Oust.)
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Oligura Dejeani (Oust.) Calliope Davidi (Oust.)

By CHINA / TIBET - BIRDS) Juillerat (lith by)

Paris.. No date. Ca. 1870?.. Lithograph, hand-colored, image approximately 8 1/4 x 7 inches on sheet size 12 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches. image approximately 8 x 8 inches on sheet. Very good, bright condition. Attractive handcolored plate featuring an image of two birds. From Nouvelles Archives du Museum. 4e. Serie. Memoires. Tome III. Pl. 11. "Imp. L. Lafontaine, Paris". .

$95.00

Dusky Grouse.  Dendragapus Obscurus
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Dusky Grouse. Dendragapus Obscurus

By ELLIOT, D.G.) Elliot, D.G. (illus)

New York.. (1864)- 1865.. Hand-colored lithograph, double elephant folio (sheet size 18 x 23 inches). Very good condition, image clean and bright. Two dusky grouse, one in foreground, one on tree branch in background, from "A Monograph of the Tetraoninae, or family of the grouse" by Daniel Giraud Elliot, published by the author, and lithographed and colored by Bowen & Co. in Philadelphia. Elliot "was a wealthy New Yorker who devoted much of his life to ornithological pursuits. His excellent private collection of birds formed the nucleus of the department of Ornithology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, and he acted as emissary to purchase further collections abroad. [He was] an artist of note..." ("The Bird Illustrated" p.34). Six publications by Elliot are listed in Sitwell's "Fine Bird Books", including this one. This grouse is found in the Rocky Mountains. .

$1350.00

1. Le Senegali. 2. Senegali Raye. 3. Pincon de la Chine
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1. Le Senegali. 2. Senegali Raye. 3. Pincon de la Chine

By CHINA) Martinet, Francois Nicolas (illus)

Ca. 1770.. Engraving, handcolored, 9 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches (plate mark) on sheet 12 1/2 x 9 inches. Very good condition. A finely engraved and colored image by French artist Francois-Nicolas Martinet, produced for an edition of Buffon's Historie Naturelle Generale et Particuliere (Plate 157). These images were also published as Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux. .

$285.00

Mourning Dove
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Mourning Dove

By BIRDS EGGS & NESTS) Gentry, Thomas. Sheppard, Edwin (illus)

[ 1882].. Chromolithograph, sheet size 11 1/2 x 9 inches. Glue residue at right edge (from tissue guard sheet), bright and clean, very good condition. This fine quality color lithograph by the distinguished ornithological artist Edwin Sheppard shows the male dove with an egg depicted below and the female dove nesting in the background. It was published in "The Nests and Eggs of Birds of the United States" by Thomas G. Gentry. .

$40.00

Psittacus Erythacus.  Ash-Coloured or Grey Parrot.  Native of W. Africa
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Psittacus Erythacus. Ash-Coloured or Grey Parrot. Native of W. Africa

By PARROTS) Lear, Edward (illus)

No date. Ca. 1840.. Engraving with original handcolor, sheet 6 1/2 x 4 inches. Beak of the parrot is cropped at the left hand edge; otherwise clean and bright. Plate 10 from William Jardine's Naturalist's Library volume on parrots. The artist, Edward Lear, is renowned as an ornithological artist and these are beautiful miniature examples of his work. A gray parrot with red tail feathers. Only the bird is handcolored, the landscape background being etched in. Engraved by Lizars. .

$45.00

Strix Otus, Linn. Waldohreule
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Strix Otus, Linn. Waldohreule

By RAPTORS) Riesenthal, Oskar von (illus)

Cassel.: Th. Fischer.. 1876- 1878.. Chromolithograph, image approx. 14 x 9 inches (including text) on sheet 15.5 x 11 inches, very good condition (light surface soiling to right edge ending well outside image area). This is plate LV, apparently from "Die Raubvogel Deutschlands . . ." by Oskar von Riesenthal, an account of the birds of prey of Germany and adjacent parts of Europe. .

$65.00

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