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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.



Barn Owl, Strix flammea by John James Audubon

Chromolithograph by Julius Bien. 654 x 970 mm; 25 3/4 x 38 1/4 inches. A nice cleaned image with closed tears to lower portion (which see).…

From William Chrisant & Sons' Florida Book Shop, ABAA, ILAB, FABA

$5,000.00


The Birds of America by John James Audubon

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.…

From Lionbridge Associates

$540.00


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

$1,400.00


THE BIRDS OF AMERICA, From Drawings Made In The United States and their territories (Volume 1, only) by Audubon, John James

New York: V.G. Audubon, 1859. Leather. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 1859. Third edition of the Royal Octavo ( 7 x 10.75 inches). Volume One only. Publisher's deluxe full leather with title and decorative floral border stamped in …

From Frey Fine Books

$4,800.00


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

£690.00


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

$200.00


The Story About Ping by Flack, Marjorie

WE ARE HAPPY TO PRESENT: Flack, Marjorie. THE STORY ABOUT PING. RARE 1933 VIKING PRESS HARDCOVER FIRST EDITION IN RARE ORIGINAL DUST JACKET. NOT A WEEKLY READER EDITION OR EXLIB. Matching blue floating duck back board and dust jacket panels do not bear w…

From Mary Riversong Books

$3,000.00


The Natural History of Birds, from the works of the best authors, antient and modern: embellished with numerous plates Accurately Coloured from Nature

Bungay: Printed and published by Brightly & Childs. Published also by T Kinnersley, 1815 A fair to good 2 volume set in new quarter cloth and marbled board bindings with 151 of 152 hand-coloured plates. As is usual with the Bungay publications, the paper …

From E C Books

£390.00


THE ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF PIGEONS WITH STANDARDS FOR JUDGING by FULTON ROGER:

LONDON, CASSELL. A SUPER COPY, NEWLY REBOUND IN RED HALF-LEATHER OVER MAROON CLOTH, RAISED BANDS, GILT TITLES ON BLACK LABELS, NEW MARBLED ENDPAPERS, ELABORATE GILT DESIGN TO SPINE PANELS. NO DATE BUT CIRCA 1890. WITH 50 FULL COLOUR PLATES FROM PAINTIN…

From Hawkridge Books

£700.00


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

£180.00


Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Plate CXXVII) Fringilla ludoviciana by John James Audubon

Engraving with etching, aquatint and hand-coloring on 1836 watermarked J. Whatman hand-made paper. Unusually wide, untrimmed margins showing the pulls from the binder's signatures on the left margin and the gilt to the top edge. "I closed my eyes, and w…

From William Chrisant & Sons' Florida Book Shop, ABAA, ILAB, FABA

$5,700.00


The Adventures of Tom Bombadil by Tolkien, J. R.R

Tolkien, J.R.R.: THE ADVENTURES OF TOM BOMBADIL. Copyright 1962.Houghton Mifflin 1978 Reprint on the 1962 First American Edition. A nice find. ILLUSTRATED BY PAULINE BAYNES, . Impression A. Used. VG+ Condition/ No Dust jacket Is included. Glossy illus…

From Mary Riversong Books

$150.00


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)

$9,990.00


Lloyd's Natural History. A Handbook to the Game-Birds. Vols I & II by W R Oglivie-Grant [R Bowdler Sharpe editor]

London : Edward Lloyd, Limited, 1897 A very good set in the original publisher's maroon buckram cloth binding with 48 colour-printed plates as called for. Vol I - sand-grouse, partridges and pheasants 304pp; Vol II - pheasants, megapodes, curassows, h…

From E C Books

£80.00


The naturalist's library: Ornithology, vol XIII, sun-birds. by JARDINE, Sir William

1843 Jardine BIRDS Naturalist Ornithology Hummingbirds Sunbirds 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 fine 1843 edition of J…

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books

$499.00


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