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Animal and nature enthusiasts will love the rare natural history books page in the Biblio Rare Book Room. There are many rare and antique books on natural history and wildlife, and many of the books in the Biblio Rare Book Room have detailed illustrations and ornate bindings. Many of the antique and rare natural history books focus on a specific region or country, and others are focused on just fauna or birds. Be sure to browse the Biblio Rare Book Room for fascinatingly rare and antique natural history books.



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


£4,950.00


The Natural History of Staffordshire. by Plot, Robert

First edition. Printed at the Theatre. Oxford. 1686. Tall quarto. Title; Imprim.; (2)pp; (2)pp; (4)pp; (2)pp; (1)pp; (3)pp; 450pp; index (10)pp; subscriber's list 2pp. Folding map, 37 plates, of which 25 are double. Lacking Plate XXVIIII. Includes the Arm…

From Paul Haynes Rare Books

£1,600.00


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

$15,000.00


A HISTORY OF BRITISH BIRDS by MORRIS REV. F.O.:

LONDON, BELL AND DALDY,1870. THE SECOND (AND BEST EDITION). COMPLETE IN 6 OCTAVO VOLUMES. ORIGINAL BLIND-STAMPED GREEN CLOTH, GILT DECORATION TO FRONT BOARDS AND SPINES. 364 HAND-COLOURED PLATES (1 LACKING FROM VOLUME 4). SOME SPOTTED FOXING THROUGHOU…

From Hawkridge Books

£550.00


THE HERBALL OR GENERALL HISTORIE OF PLANTES by GERARDE JOHN:

LONDON, ADAM ISLIP, JOICE NORTON, RICHARD WHITTAKERS, 1663. SECOND EDITION, ENLARGED AND AMENDED BY THOMAS JOHNSON. FOLIO, RECENTLY RESTORED AND REBOUND IN FULL LEATHER, WITH RAISED BANDS, RED AND GILT LABEL, NEW ENDPAPERS AND PRELIMS. MANY WOODCUTS IN T…

From Hawkridge Books

£3,200.00


Historia naturalis Ranarum nostratium / Die naturliche Historie der Froesche hiesigen Landes by Roesel von Rosenhof, August Johann

(10), viii, 116, 48 engraved plates (24 handcolored each with an uncolored key plate), 1 colored, engraved frontis. A very clean copy of the most well known and most desirable book on amphibians. Some plates trimed close effecting plate numbers on colore…

From Breck Bartholomew Natural History Books

$18,500.00


CATALOGUE OF THE COLLECTION OF BIRDS' EGGS IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM (NATURAL HISTORY) by OATES W., EUGENE W. AND OGILVIE-GRANT W.:

LONDON. 1901-12.. FIVE VOLUMES IN ORIGINAL BROWN CLOTH. EX-PUBLIC LIBRARY WITH NEAT LABEL ON EACH FRONT PASTEDOWN AND PAPER LABEL ON EACH SPINE. BLIND STAMPS. A VERY GOOD SET. A CATALOGUE OF THE EGGS IN THE MUSEUM COLLECTION, THE FIRST SINCE 1852. NEAR…

From Hawkridge Books

£500.00


Blueberries for Sal by McCloskey, Robert

McCloskey, Robert. Blueberries For Sal, Copyright 1948. Ours is 1966 Viking Press Hardcover Reprint. Exlib. Good/no dust jacket included. A nice solid copy. Please see our stock photo.…

From Mary Riversong Books

$200.00


Insectivorous Plants by Darwin, Charles

x, 462 pages. Ex-Lib with Hill Library Saint Paul on the title page. Binding shows some wear and between some signatures is loose, so the book lays flat. No indication of thousand (print number) or errata slip, agrees with Freeman 1217, first edition.…

From Breck Bartholomew Natural History Books

$1,000.00


THE ILLUSTRATED NATURAL HISTORY by WOOD THE REV. J. G.:

LONDON, ROUTLEDGE, WARNE, 1861-3. THREE QUARTO VOLUMES FINELY REBOUND IN QUARTER RED LEATHER OVER RED CLOTH, NEW END PAPERS, BLACK AND RED LEATHER TITLE LABELS, RAISED BANDS. THE VOLUMES ARE: BIRDS, 786 pp; REPTILES, FISHES AND INSECTS, 804 pp; MAMMALIA,…

From Hawkridge Books

£300.00


Barr's Buffon. Buffon's Natural History, Containing a Theory of the Earth, A General History of Man, Of the Brute Creation, and of Vegetables, Minerals, &c. &c, &c, From the French. With Notes by the Translator [10 volumes] by Comte de Buffon

Paternoster-Row, London : H D Symonds, 1807 A complete set of the Barr edition of Buffon's Natural History, in 10 volumes with 87 plates, 81 of which are hand coloured. Buffon's Histoire Naturelle, begun in 1749, was read extensively and had a hug…

From E C Books

£625.00


Quadrupeds of North America 1860 edition. by John James Audubon & John Bachman

Publisher's deluxe binding in full blind-stamped morocco, blind stamped inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges heavily gilt. 155 hand-colored lithographic plates. The first Lockwood edition and the second quarto book edition overall. Dime stain…

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

$6,500.00


Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture by L. H. Bailey 1914 Set of 6 Complete by L. H. Bailey

L. H. Bailey The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture illustrated with colored plates, four thousand engravings in the text and ninety-six full-page cuts. In six volumes The Macmillan Company. Macmillan, (1914-17) . 6 volumes. Good+ set. Some hinges sta…

From Rare & Antiquarian Bookfinders

$499.99


Fantaisies Oceanographiques by RASKIN, E.H

Paris: F. Dumas, 1926. First Edition. PARISIAN POCHOIR PRINTMAKINGA rare and exotic album of vivid French art deco undersea fantasies. These skilfully printed pochoir designs are based on tropical corals, anemones, plankton and jellyfish, combined into e…

From Rare Illustrated Books

AU$7,500.00


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