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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.



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


[Hortus Nitidissimis omnem per annum superbiens floribus. by TREW, Christoph Jakob (1695-1769) - EHRET, Georg (1708-1770)

Nuremberg: Fleischmann, and Adam Ludwig Wirsing, [plates dated 1753-1786]. Folio (18 x 13 inches). 172 fine hand-colored engraved plates by J.M. Seligman, J.M. Stock and A.L. Wirsing after G.D. Ehret, G.W. Baurenfeind, B.R. and M.B. Dietschin, N.F. Eisenb...

From Arader Galleries

$225,000.00


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


The descent of man and selection in relation to sex by DARWIN, Charles

1877 Charles Darwin Descent of Man Evolution Natural History Monkeys Science "it is those who know little, not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science." ― Charles Darwin, The Descent of M...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books

$499.00


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


Plate XXVI Wolverine. Gulo Luscus, Lin (Linnaeus). by Audubon, John James & Bachman, Rev. John

Philadelphia:: Audubon, J.J.,, 1843.. Imperial Folio Edition. Near Fine Condition with rich original hand-coloring. . A Near Fine orginal hand-colored lithograph by JT Bowen after painting by John James Audubon. (1785-1851). Near Fine condition with a f...

From Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books

$15,000.00


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


THE QUIET FIELDS. by 'BB'. Illustrated by D.J. Watkins-Pitchford

Michael Joseph, London, 1981, first edtion. 206 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0718120396 Charming b&w illustrations. "There is a growing need for the 'quiet fields' in this noisy, restless world. Mercifully,...

From Capricorn Books

$100.00


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


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


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


Dark Trails: Adventures of a Naturalist by Cherrie, George K

NY: G. P. Putnam's Sons. Good with no dust jacket; Boards rubbed and soiled, owner bookplate on . front pastedown, rear hinge cracked and tender, dampstaining to all edges.. 1930. First Edition. Hardcover. Foreword by Kermit Roosevelt. Navy cloth with...

From Old Saratoga Books

$125.00


The Way Of The Wilderness. by Martha Reben

Thomas Y. Crowell Co., New York., 1955. First Edition.. Hardcover.. Fine/VG. 8 1/4 W x 5 3/4 H x 1 1/8.. AUTOGRAPHED BY AUTHOR. Very gently read. Book Interior FINE / Dust Jacket Very Good. Book has ORIGINAL AUTOGRAPH in ink. Boards and spine are g...

From WILLOWBAY BOOKS

$225.00


The Path Of The Pole by Hapgood, Charles H

Philadelphia: Chilton. VG+/VG+. 1970. 1st Edition. Hardcover; 1st Printing. 1st edition/1st printing. SIGNED by author on half-title page. Parts of this book were originally issued under the name of "The Earth's Shifting Crust" in 1958. ...

From Authors & Artists

$465.60


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