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Animal and nature enthusiasts will love the rare natural history books page in the Biblio Rare Book Room. There are many rare and antique books on natural history and wildlife, and many of the books in the Biblio Rare Book Room have detailed illustrations and ornate bindings. Many of the antique and rare natural history books focus on a specific region or country, and others are focused on just fauna or birds. Be sure to browse the Biblio Rare Book Room for fascinatingly rare and antique natural history books.

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture by L. H. Bailey 1914 Set of 6 Complete by L. H. Bailey

L. H. Bailey The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture illustrated with colored plates, four thousand engravings in the text and ninety-six full-page cuts. In six volumes The Macmillan Company. Macmillan, (1914-17) . 6 volumes. Good+ set. Some hinges sta...

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The Natural History of Staffordshire. by Plot, Robert

First edition. Printed at the Theatre. Oxford. 1686. Tall quarto. Title; Imprim.; (2)pp; (2)pp; (4)pp; (2)pp; (1)pp; (3)pp; 450pp; index (10)pp; subscriber's list 2pp. Folding map, 37 plates, of which 25 are double. Lacking Plate XXVIIII. Includes the Arm...

From Paul Haynes Rare Books


[Hortus Nitidissimis omnem per annum superbiens floribus. by TREW, Christoph Jakob (1695-1769) - EHRET, Georg (1708-1770)

Nuremberg: Fleischmann, and Adam Ludwig Wirsing, [plates dated 1753-1786]. Folio (18 x 13 inches). 172 fine hand-colored engraved plates by J.M. Seligman, J.M. Stock and A.L. Wirsing after G.D. Ehret, G.W. Baurenfeind, B.R. and M.B. Dietschin, N.F. Eisenb...

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Plate XXVI Wolverine. Gulo Luscus, Lin (Linnaeus). by Audubon, John James & Bachman, Rev. John

Philadelphia:: Audubon, J.J.,, 1843.. Imperial Folio Edition. Near Fine Condition with rich original hand-coloring. . A Near Fine orginal hand-colored lithograph by JT Bowen after painting by John James Audubon. (1785-1851). Near Fine condition with a f...

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Herpetologia Mexicana, seu descriptio amphibiorum Novae Hispaniae by Wiegmann, Arend Fridericus Augustus

Marginal page repair on leaf 53/54 and plate I (very minor, see photos). Foxing on endpapers with a few spots on the titlepage and first two pages. A Very Good copy. Herpetology Mexicana was the earliest significant post-Linnean treatise on the lizards an...

From Breck Bartholomew Natural History Books


History of the Earth and Animated Nature 4 volume set by Oliver Goldsmith

Glasgow: archibald Fullerton & Co , 1833. first thus . Hardcover. fair/no dj. 1,2,3,4. unsigned. 4 volume, published in 1833, by Archibald Fullerton & Co Glasgow. Heavy wear to spines and covers with losses and wear to edges and marbled papers and separ...

From Kabi Rare Books


Barr's Buffon. Buffon's Natural History, Containing a Theory of the Earth, A General History of Man, Of the Brute Creation, and of Vegetables, Minerals, &c. &c, &c, From the French. With Notes by the Translator [10 volumes] by Comte de Buffon

Paternoster-Row, London : H D Symonds, 1807 A complete set of the Barr edition of Buffon's Natural History, in 10 volumes with 87 plates, 81 of which are hand coloured. Buffon's Histoire Naturelle, begun in 1749, was read extensively and had a hug...

From E C Books


Historia naturalis Ranarum nostratium / Die naturliche Historie der Froesche hiesigen Landes by Roesel von Rosenhof, August Johann

(10), viii, 116, 48 engraved plates (24 handcolored each with an uncolored key plate), 1 colored, engraved frontis. A very clean copy of the most well known and most desirable book on amphibians. Some plates trimed close effecting plate numbers on colore...

From Breck Bartholomew Natural History Books


Plate LXV Little Harvest Mouse. Mus Minimus, Aud. & Bach. Males & Females. Natural Size. by Audubon, John James & Bachman, Rev. John

Philadelphia:: Audubon, J.J.,, 1845.. Imperial Folio Edition. Very Good Condition with original hand-coloring. . Original hand-colored lithograph by JT Bowen after painting by John James Audubon, FRS, FLS. Imperial Folio; 213/8 x 27 3/8 inches. Very Goo...

From Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books


A New Dictionary of Natural History; or, Compleat Universal Display of Animated Nature with accurate representations of the most curious and beautiful animals, elegantly coloured by William Frederic Martyn

London : Harrison and Co , 1785 A rare and beautiful introduction to natural history. In 2 folio volumes with 99 (of 100) hand coloured plates by Moses Harris and others after his style. Martyn is a pseudonym for William Fordyce Mavor, who authored a wide...

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THE QUIET FIELDS. by 'BB'. Illustrated by D.J. Watkins-Pitchford

Michael Joseph, London, 1981, first edtion. 206 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0718120396 Charming b&w illustrations. "There is a growing need for the 'quiet fields' in this noisy, restless world. Mercifully,...

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The descent of man and selection in relation to sex by DARWIN, Charles

1877 Charles Darwin Descent of Man Evolution Natural History Monkeys Science "it is those who know little, not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science." ― Charles Darwin, The Descent of M...

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Tenby: a sea-side holiday by Philip Henry Gosse

LONDON : John van Voorst, 1856 A classic work on the natural history of the sea shore. It gives a detailed record of a summer holiday that Gosse spent in Tenby studying the shoreline and the wide variety of species that he found. it has 24 partly coloured...

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British Entomology; being illustrations and descriptions of the Genera of Insects found in Great Britain and Ireland: containing coloured figures from nature of the most rare and beautiful species, and in many instances of the plants on which they are found. by John Curtis

London : Printed for the author, 1840 A very good complete set of the 1st edition, in 8 volumes with 770 hand coloured plates by John Curtis. This was Curtis' main publication and his preface to Vol I reflects the difficulties and the choices he made ...

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