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There are many Biblio customers who love birds and ornithology, and there is a great selection of rare books about birds and ornithology in the Biblio Rare Book Room. From rare and antique books about birds of prey to books on the tiny hummingbirds, Biblio booksellers have many antique and rare books to choose from. There are many rare books on zoology and ornithology at Biblio, and many of them can be found below in the Biblio Rare Book Room.

History of British Birds, First Edition, 1797 by Bewick, Thomas

Bewick, Thomas: (1753-1828) History of British Birds. The Figures Engraved on Wood by T. Bewick. Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 containing the description and history of land birds etc. Newcastle: Sol. Hodgson; Edward Walker 1797; 1804, 1804. 2 vols. 8vo. xxx, [ii], 3...

From Calix Books


A History of British Birds by F O Morris (Reverend)

LONDON: George Bell & Sons, 1870 A nice set of the second edition of Morris's History of British Birds. In 6 volumes with original decorative cloth bindings and 365 hand coloured plates as called for. The bindings are all clean with bright gilt pi...

From E C Books


The Natural History of the Birds of Western Africa. Vols I & II. The Naturalist's Library. Ornithology, Vol VII & VIII by William Swainson, Sir William Jardine - editor

EDINBURGH: W H LIZARS A fair copy of the 'People's Edition' of The Birds of Western Africa, in 2 volumes in the original publisher's cloth binding with 64 hand coloured plates. When the full set of the Naturalist's Library had been pub...

From E C Books


British Game Birds and Wildfowl by Morris, Beverley R

London: Groombridge and Sons, 1864. Quarto. iv, pages. Marbled endpapers. Illustrated with 60 handcoloured full-page plates with guards. Prelims, frontispiece and title page foxed. Mostly slight foxing (usually in the margins) on about half the plates. ...

From Tapsell's Books and Music


The Song of the Cardinal, New and Revised Edition by Porter, Gene Stratton; from the library of Hiram Edmund Deats

Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Page, & Company, 1915. An unusually bright and attractive copy of the FIRST PRINTING of the 1915 "New and Revised Edition." Fine condition but for a few pages with very light scattered foxing (on mostly prel...

From About Books


A History Of The Birds Of New Zealand by BULLER, Sir Walter Lowry [1838-1906]

London: Published (For The Subscribers) By The Author, [1887]-1888. Second Edition, Substantially Revised and Enlarged. A classic of ornithological literature and the leading authority on New Zealand birds, the plates ranking amongst Keulemans’ fine...

From D & E Lake Ltd. (ABAC, ILAB)


Birds Over America by Peterson, Roger Tory

New York: Dodd Mead, 1948. An uncommon book, and especially so SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on half-title page - "To David and Elizabeth Frey with my best regards Roger T. Peterson". Lacking the fragile glassine dust jacket, Very Good Plus, sp...

From Dale Steffey Books


A Natural History of Uncommon Birds, and of Some Other Rare and Undescribed Animals by EDWARDS, George (1694-1773)

London: printed by C. Rickaby "for the author" [i.e. William Gardiner and Messrs. Robinson], 1805. 4 parts bound in 2 volumes. Titles and text printed on wove or laid paper, two general titles (one in French and one in English) at the front of vol.I with...

From Donald Heald Rare Books


The Naturalist's Library. Ornithology. Vol IX. Birds of Great Britain and Ireland. Part 1. Birds of Prey by Sir William Jardine

EDINBURGH: W H LIZARS, 1838 A very good copy of the 1st edition of Part 1 of Birds of Great Britain and Ireland from the Naturalist's Library. In the original publisher's cloth binding with gilt titles to spine with 34 hand coloured plates as call...

From E C Books


The Birds of America From Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories (8 Volume set) with 500 Original Hand Colored Plates by Audubon, John James

New York (1870): George R. Lockwood. Octavo. The last and best of the preferred editions issued in original publisher's full brown morocco, decorated in blind, raised bands, with title gilt, containing 500 superb tinted and hand-colored plates. Not ...

From Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB


Portraits of Rare And Curious Birds with Their Descriptions, from the Menagery of Osterly Park in the County of Middlesex (Two Volumes as One) by Hayes, W. [William] and Family

London: Printed By W. Bulmer and Co, and Published for the Author Two volumes bound as one, and includes the original very scarce title page and dedication pages for volume II. Volume I was published in 1794 and volume II in 1799. 101 full page, hand col...

From Lloyd Zimmer, Books and Maps


Original Color Lithograph Of The Liberian Maned Owl (Bubo Letti Butt.), by Theodoor Van Hoytema by Van Hoytema, Theodoor

The Leyden Museum, Leyden, Netherlands, 1889; Color stone lithograph of the reclusive Liberian Maned Owl (Bubo Letti Butt. or Jubula Letti Butt.), found only in small sections of lowland West African rainforests from Liberia to Republic Of Congo. An ori...

From AARDWOLF Fine Books


The Natural History of Game Birds. The Naturalist's Library. Ornithology. Vol IV. Gallinaceous Birds, Part II. by Sir William Jardine

Edinburgh: W H Lizars, 1834 A fair copy of the 1st edition in the original publisher's cloth binding with 30 hand coloured plates of game birds. With half title; black and white frontispiece portrait of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles; hand coloured vigne...

From E C Books



1884. GREENE, W. T. PARROTS IN CAPTIVITY, 3 VOLUMES. London: George Bell and Sons, 1884 - 1887. First editions. Three different 8vo. green cloth bindings, the third volume being about 1/2 inch taller. x + 144 pp/xiv + 114 pp/viii + 144 pp. Volume 3 lacks...

From Boston Book Company


Domesticated Animals, popularly considered by MUDIE, Robert

1870 1ed Domesticated Animals Mudie FARMING Agriculture Horses Color Illustrated Robert Mudie was a 19th-century English journalist who took a special interest in ornithology and domesticated animals. This interest developed into several books on birds a...

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