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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.

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A Natural History of Uncommon Birds, and of Some Other Rare and Undescribed Animals
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A Natural History of Uncommon Birds, and of Some Other Rare and Undescribed Animals

by EDWARDS, George (1694-1773)

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London: printed by C. Rickaby "for the author" [i.e. William Gardiner and Messrs. Robinson], 1805. 4 parts bound in 2 volumes. 4to. (11 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches). 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 engraved vignettes by Johann Sebastian Müller. 1 hand-coloured etched emblematic frontispiece, 211 etched plates (printed on wove or laid paper, 210 finely hand-coloured, 1 uncoloured etched plate of the Samoyed) all by and after Edwards, woodcut head- and tailpieces and initials. A spectacular set of "one of the most important of all bird books, both as a fine bird book and a work of ornithology" (Fine Bird Books). [With:] EDWARDS, George (1694-1773). Gleanings of Natural History, Exhibiting Figures of Quadrupeds, Birds, Insects, Plants, &c. London: printed by C. Rickaby for "the author" [i.e. William Gardiner and Messrs. Robinson], "1758-1760" [plates watermarked 1803-1805]. 3 parts bound in 2 volumes. 4to. Titles… Read More
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A History of British Birds
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A History of British Birds

by F O Morris (Reverend)

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2nd Edition
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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 pictures of birds to each front board and gilt titles and decoration to spine. There is some wear: volume I has some cloth splitting at the hinges and splitting at the rear endpaper with rubbing to corners; volumes II, III and IV have very slight pulling to top and bottom of spine and a little rubbing at corners; volume V has very small splits at the top and bottom of the spine; and volume VI has a 1 inch tear at the top of the spine (with no loss) and scuffing at the corners. Internally all have the original endpapers; the first section including the frontispiece is becoming loose on volumes I, II, and III; volume IV is sound but the stitching is looser than on the others. There is a little spotting to some plates and text pages but in general the… Read More
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History of British Birds, First Edition, 1797 Volume 1, 1804 volume 2
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History of British Birds, First Edition, 1797 Volume 1, 1804 volume 2: Ascended to Lawrence Titus Oates Accompanied Scott to the South Pole

by Bewick, Thomas

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The Figures Engraved on Wood by T. Bewick. Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 con
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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], 335, [1]; xx, 400 pp. With 233 cuts of birds in the text. Contemporary half-polished calf over boards, spine gilt; an excellent copy with respect to the interior of the book. Unfortunately the board is detached and nearly off. This copy is signed by Henry Oates and presented to him by his Aunt Ann Rayner in Dec. 1797. Ascended from Joseph Henry Oates to Lawrence (Titus) Oates who accompanied Scott on his expedition to the South Pole.
First edition, second issue as shown by the presence of the words "Wycliffe, 1791" from the figure of the sea eagle on p. 11 of Volume I. Mottled calf over paper boards with some damage to the leather on volume one and volume two. Occasional spotting but otherwise a nice clean and internally bright copy. This is a very… Read More
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Illustrations of the Birds of California, Texas, Oregon, British and  Russian America.  Fascicule 8.
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Illustrations of the Birds of California, Texas, Oregon, British and Russian America. Fascicule 8.: Text pages 213-240 & plates 36-40 as issued in original wraps.

by Cassin, John

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First Edition; First
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Five exceptionally bright and clean untrimmed tissue-guarded hand-colored lithographic plates measure 7.5 x 11 inches (19 x 28 cm). ; 28 text pages; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail.
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Promotional Poster for Birds of the World and Birds of North America

Promotional Poster for Birds of the World and Birds of North America

by Arthur Singer ( Illustrations ); Oliver L. Austin, Jr.; Robbins, Chandler S., Bruun, Bertel, and Zim, Herbert S.

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First Printing
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New York: Golden Press, 1983. Publisher's promotional poster ( 21 3/4"w x 35 3/4"h) marking the publication of the two books illustrated by Singer. Featuring Singer's watercolor and tempera painting title "Great Blue Heron Preening". A poster distributed in limited supply at the ABA trade show in 1983. Near Fine, a few small faint creases. A poster well suited for framing, will be shipped loosely rolled in a mailing tube. . First Printing. Poster. Near Fine. 21 3/4" x 35 3/4".
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Neil Cost: Magic with Wood: A Photographic Collection of Unique and Rare Turkey Calls
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Neil Cost: Magic with Wood: A Photographic Collection of Unique and Rare Turkey Calls

by Marks, Michael F.

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Longmont, Colorado
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Long Cane Press, 2004. Hardcover with dust jacket. Used- Fine condition. Signed by the author. Book is number 537 of the numbered and signed first edition. Book is clean and tight. Book shows light shelf wear. Slight crease along the bottom edge on the front cover of the dust jacket. No further markings on the inside of the book. Photos are of the book we have here at Barbed Wire Books.
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Treasury of Stories, Jingles, and Rhymes
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Treasury of Stories, Jingles, and Rhymes

by Humphrey, Maude

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MAUDE HUMPHREY: Treasury of Stories, Jingles, and Rhymes. Frederick A. Stokes, undated. Circa 1894. FIRST EDITION. ILLUSTRATED BY MAUDE HUMPHREY. Written by Mary Rice Miller and Elisabeth S. Tucker. SHORT STORY ANTHOLOGY. 242 pages. Maroon boards with gold titling and ornamentation. Good condition front paper paste-down label of a little girl wearing a red feather in her blue hat. Please see our photos. Used. Good/ No DJ. A solid copy with intact gutters. "Humphrey was one of the first great American women illustrators paving the way for Jessie Willcox Smith, Grace Drayton and the many other women illustrators of the early 20th century. Humphrey is also known for being film star HUMPHREY BOGART'S mother (and in fact she used her son as a model for many of her pictures)." QUITE RARE. YOUR OFFERS ARE WELCOME HERE!
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Birdman Of Alcatraz
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Birdman Of Alcatraz

by Gaddis, Thomas E.

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Gaddis, Thomas E.: Birdman Of Alcatraz, The Story of Robert Stroud .1955 Random House 1st. Edition. BIOGRAPHY. True crime, Ornithology. Stated First Printing Thus Exlib. Good- condition. Spine is a bit cocked. No Dust jacket is included. "The fantastic true story of the prisoner with the longest record of solitary confinement in the United States – who became a leading authority on birds." The original source material for the gripping American film starring Burt Lancaster. Will ship from Oregon.
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The Story About Ping
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The Story About Ping

by Flack, Marjorie

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First Edition
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WE ARE HAPPY TO PRESENT: Flack, Marjorie. THE STORY ABOUT PING. ILLUSTRATED BY KURT WIESE. FIRST EDITION 1933 VIKING PRESS. 3 lines of copyright information. HARDCOVER. BACK DJ FLAP INCLUDES JUNIOR VIKING COUPON. Matching blue floating duck back board and dust jacket panels do not bear weekly reader logo. PLEASE SEE OUR PHOTO OF DJ BACK PANEL. Unclipped Front DJ flap priced at $1.00 . QUITE THE FIND. USED. VERY GOOD CONDITION/ GOOD CONDITION UNCLIPPED DJ. Unpaginated. 7 X 9 1/4. A CLEAN SOLID COPY. YOUR OFFERS ARE WELCOME HERE!
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Apache Talking Stick (hand made)

Apache Talking Stick (hand made)

by Unknown

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Apache Talking Stick (hand made)
Purchased through Lincoln India Center.
Muskrat Skull and Fur. 17 inches
In good condition.The talking stick, is a tool used in many First Nations traditions when a council is called. It allows all council members to present their Point of View. The Talking Stick is passed from person to person as they speak . Only the person holding the stick is allowed to talk during that time period.
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The naturalist's library: Ornithology… vol VII, birds of Western Africa
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The naturalist's library: Ornithology… vol VII, birds of Western Africa

by JARDINE, Sir William

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1837 Jardine BIRDS Ornithology AFRICA Grackles Weavers Turaco Color Illustrated
Sir William Jardine was a 19th-century Scottish naturalist most known for his extensive series of books on natural history, 'The Naturalist's Library'.
This volume from 'The Naturalist's library, Ornithology' is the famous volume of African birds – grackles, weavers, seedcrackers, Turaco, Crinifer (plantain-eater), and more. This volume showcases 32 exquisite hand-colored engravings of birds!
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JARDINE, Sir William
The naturalist's library: Ornithology… vol VII, birds of Western Africa
Edinburgh: W. H. Lizars; S. Highley, London, 1837.

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· Collation: Complete with all pages
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xv, 286, [2]
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32 hand-colored engraved plates
· References: Lowndes 1192;
· Language: English
· Binding: Leather; tight & secure
· Size: ~6.75in X 4.5in (17cm x 12cm)
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The Birds of America
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The Birds of America

by John James Audubon

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1941
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Beautifully illustrated in full color folio size. This book is in excellent condition with some wear to points as is to be expected. Gilt stamped front cover. Insides of cover discolored due to age.
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British Ornithology
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British Ornithology: History of Every Known Species of British Birds

by George Graves

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Second
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Complete set with 144 fine bird plates drawn, engraved and hand-coloured mostly by George Graves, (A few plates after Samuel Howitt and Sydenham Edwards, and engraved by Weddell and Warner.)A nice set of this study of British birds, with many songbirds, game birds, owls and hawks, divers, waders, and sea birds.Second edition of first two volumes (originally published in parts from 1811 and 1821), but first edition of the complete set (the third volume first appearing in 1821).With the title typo: British Ornithology, Being the History, with a Coloured Representation, of Every Kown [sic] Species of British Birds.George Graves (1784-1839), FLS, was an English publisher, artist, engraver and colourist who worked on botanical and ornithological works. Apart from British Birds (1811-1821), he also wrote and illustrated Ovarium Britannicum (1816), The Naturalist's Pocket Book (1817), and A Monograph on British Grasses (1822). From 1817, he oversaw the hand-colouring and publishing with William Jackson… Read More
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Birdman Of Alcatraz
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Birdman Of Alcatraz

by Gaddis, Thomas E.

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RARE SIGNED STATED FIRST EDITION: Gaddis, Thomas E.: Birdman Of Alcatraz, The Story of Robert Stroud .1955 Random House 1st. Ed. w/ exlib replacement 1st Ed. DJ is an original HARVEY GABOR White/black jail bars/ bird inset dust jacket protected by a mylar wrap. Unclipped Front flap states 9/55. Used. Good-/Good condition original dust jacket. Front cover states: "The fantastic true story of the prisoner with the longest record of solitary confinement in the United States – who became a leading authority on birds." The original source material for the gripping American film starring Burt Lancaster. YOUR OFFERS ARE WELCOME HERE!
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A History of the Earth and Animated Nature
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A History of the Earth and Animated Nature: complete 2 vol set

by Goldsmith, Oliver

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Goldsmith, Oliver A History of the Earth and Animated Nature. Glasgow, Edinburgh: Blackie and Son, 1852. 2 volumes, 8vo, modern quarter calfBiologie, Geïllustreerd, Geschiedenis, Natuurlijke historie, Ornithologie, Verzamelwerken - Aantal: 2 - Handgekleurde illustratiesObject: Boek (Meer kavels)Aantal boeken: 2Onderwerp: Biologie, Geïllustreerd, Geschiedenis, Natuurlijke historie, Ornithologie, VerzamelwerkenAuteur/ Illustrator: Oliver GoldsmithBoektitel: A History of the Earth and Animated NatureStaat: Zeer GoedPublicatiejaar oudste item.: 1852Druk: Geïllustreerde drukTaal: EngelsOorspronkelijke taal: JaUitgever: Blackie & Son - Queen St Glasgow, Edinburgh, LondonBand: HalfleerExtra's: Handgekleurde illustratiesAfmetingen: 25,5×16 cm- Oliver Goldsmith- A History of the Earth and Animated Nature - Volume 1 and 2 (complete matching & very handsome set, newly bound, very tight)- Blackie & Son Queen St Glasgow, Edinburgh, London, 1852- Vol I; lxii, 564 pp with a portrait frontispiece and a color… Read More
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