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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

$1,400.00


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


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 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


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...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books

$399.00


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

£200.00


Coloured Plates of the Birds of Ceylon (Four Parts, in One Volume) by Henry, G. M. (Descriptions By W. E. Wait)

The Ceylon Government (printed By Taylor & Francis of London) Published in four parts (1927, 1928, 1930, & 1935), and now bound into a beautiful green, half leather binding, with raised spine bands and gilt lettering and decoration; Top edge is gi...

From Lloyd Zimmer, Books and Maps

$1,000.00


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

$12,500.00


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


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


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 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 original ...

From AARDWOLF Fine Books

$200.00


AMONG BRITISH BIRDS IN THEIR NESTING HAUNTS by LEE O.A.J.:

EDINBURGH, DAVID DOUGLAS, 1897. FIRST EDITION, 4 VOLUMES. FOLIO. VERY GOOD CONDITION IN HALF LEATHER BINDING BY CHARLES DAY OF LONDON. ILLUSTRATED BY THE CAMERA BY OSWIN A J LEE. EACH VOLUME HAS 40 FULL SIZE BLACK AND WHITE PLATES OF BIRDS, THEIR EGG...

From Hawkridge Books

£500.00


The Ornithology of Francis Willughby In Three Books. Wherein all the Birds Hitherto known being reduced into a Method suitable to their natures are accurately Described by Francis Willughby, John Ray

LONDON : A[ndrew]. C[lark]. for John Martyn, 1678 A very good copy in a high quality full leather binding. With title page in red and black ink; preface; text in 3 books with 2 plates of bird traps bound in, and 2 tables which serve as early identificatio...

From E C Books

£4,500.00


FEATHERED FAVOURITES. Twelve Coloured Pictures of British Birds by Wolf, Joseph

London: Thomas Bosworth, 215 Regent Street, 1854. Original red grained cloth, bevelled edges, gilt title within an elaborate gilt wreath design to upper board, ornate gilt spine design, all edges gilt. Printed on heavy bond paper. Pp. [vi], [54], + 12 cir...

From Hugh Anson-Cartwright Fine Books, ABAC/ILAB

CA$1,800.00


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