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Whether your passion is bugs, birds, or elephants, there are many rare and antique zoology books to choose from in the Biblio Rare Book Room. Some of the books focus on only extinct and ancient animals, while other books focus on lesser known animals and wildlife of specific regions. If you are interested in some rare and antique zoology books that have some amazing illustrations and discuss the behavior of bees, look no further than the rare zoology books section of the Biblio Rare Book Room.

Butterflies of Australia : Their Identification, Biology and Distribution - Volume Two (2) by Michael F. Braby

Melbourne, VIC, Australia: CSIRO Publishing, 2000. Illustrated boards. Volume Two only consisting of pages 459 to 976 with b/w illustrations. Includes Family Nymphalidae and Family Lycaenidae. . Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾&q...

From Terra Australis Books


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


The Natural History of Foreign Butterflies; The Naturalist's Library, Entomology, Volume V by James Duncan, Sir William Jardine, editor

Edinburgh: W H LIZARS, 1837 A very good copy of the 1st edition in the publisher's brown (originally purple) cloth binding with 30 hand coloured plates. With volume listing for the Naturalist's Library; black and white frontispiece of Lamarck; han...

From E C Books


Insects At Home: Being A Popular Account Of British Insects, Their Structure, Habits And Transformations by Wood, Rev. J. G. Wood

Longmans, Green & Company. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1872. No Edition Stated. Half-Bound Leather. Green half-bound leather and gilt top page ends and marbled endpapers; covers have some rubbing w/several small tears, owner's name stamped on ...

From Books of Paradise


The Naturalist's Library, Entomology Vol. VII, Exotic Moths by James Duncan, Sir William Jardine (editor)

EDINBURGH: W H LIZARS, 1841 A very good copy of the 1st edition of Exotic Moths in the original publisher's cloth binding. With listing of the Naturalist's Library; black and white engraved frontispiece of Latreille; hand coloured vignette title p...

From E C Books


Miscellanea Zoologica quibus novae imprimis atque obscurae animalium species describuntur et observationibus iconibusque illustrantur by P S Pallas

The Hague: Petrum van Cleef, 1766 A good to very good copy of the first edition of this extremely rare work by the naturalist Peter Simon Pallas (1741-1811). This is one of his earliest works, drawing on collections in Dutch museums. It includes several v...

From E C Books


The Larvae of the British Butterflies and Moths Vols I-IX by William Buckler, H T Stainton and Geo T Porritt [editors]

London : The Ray Society, 1886 The complete set of this work in 9 volumes in the original Ray Society decorative cloth bindings with top page edges gilt. With 164 colour printed plates. This painstaking work was published over the years 1886-1901, beginni...

From E C Books




New York, London: G. P. Putnam's. Very Good+. 1925. First Edition; Fourth Printing. Hardcover. Clean blue cloth with gilt title on spine & top edge gilt. (xxi) 443pp. Profusely illustrated with 83 b/w photographs mostly by John Tee-Van and 24 co...

From Nick Bikoff, Bookseller


Exposition of English Insects. Including the Several Classes of Neuroptera, Hymenoptera, & Diptera, or Bees, Flies & Libellulae by Moses Harris

London : Mr White, Bookseller on Fleet Street, & Mr Robson, in New Bond Street, 1782 A good copy with hand coloured frontispiece, 50 hand coloured and one plain plate, in 20th century half leather binding. Moses Harris (1730-circa 1788) was a skilled ...

From E C Books


An Account of the Indian Triaxonia collected by the Royal Indian Marine Survey Ship Investigator by Franz Eilhard Schulze

Calcutta: Printed by Order of the Trustees of the Indian Museum , 1902 First english edition - translated from the german by Robert Von Lendenfeld. Complete with 23 full page black and white plates. It looks to have been rebound in a good cloth binding fa...

From E C Books


The Arcturus Adventure by William Beebe

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1926. 1st Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good. Copyright date 1926, first edition, fourth printing. 77 illustrations from colored plates, photographs and maps. Published under the Auspices Of the Zoological Society. No tears, ...

From mclinhavenbooks


Popular British Conchology by George Brettingham Sowerby

London : Lovell Reeve, 1854 A good copy with 20 hand coloured illustrations drawn by Sowerby and printed by Vincent Brooks. In the original decorative cloth binding with a gilt mollusk on the front board. This book forms part of Lovell Reeve's Popular...

From E C Books


The Natural History of British Insects; explaining them in their several states, with the periods of their transformations, their food, oeconomy, &c. Together with the History of Such Minute Insects as require investigation by the Microscope. Vols I-XVI by Edward Donovan

London : Printed for the Author and for F. and C.Rivington, 1792 A good to very good complete set of 16 volumes in 8, with 576 plates of which 568 are hand coloured. In contemporary half morocco leather over what are likely to be the publisher's plain...

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