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Whether your passion is bugs, birds, or elephants, there are many rare and antique zoology books to choose from in the Biblio Rare Book Room. Some of the books focus on only extinct and ancient animals, while other books focus on lesser known animals and wildlife of specific regions. If you are interested in some rare and antique zoology books that have some amazing illustrations and discuss the behavior of bees, look no further than the rare zoology books section of the Biblio Rare Book Room.

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


Little Fur Family (1946 Harper & Brothers 1st. Ed., 1946) by Brown, Margaret Wise

Brown, Margaret Wise: Little Fur Family. Harper & Brothers 1946 1st Edition. ILLUSTRATED BY GARTH WILLIAMS. Childrens Book. Used. Good Condition/ No dust jacket or fur is included. A nice find. 6 ¼ X 8 ¾. Printed in the United States of America. $350.0...

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Popular British Conchology by George Brettingham Sowerby

London : Lovell Reeve, 1854 A good copy with 20 hand coloured illustrations drawn by Sowerby and printed by Vincent Brooks. In the original decorative cloth binding with a gilt mollusk on the front board. This book forms part of Lovell Reeve's Popular...

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The Arcturus Adventure by William Beebe

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1926. 1st Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good. Copyright date 1926, first edition, fourth printing. 77 illustrations from colored plates, photographs and maps. Published under the Auspices Of the Zoological Society. No tears, ...

From mclinhavenbooks


Insects At Home: Being A Popular Account Of British Insects, Their Structure, Habits And Transformations by Wood, Rev. J. G. Wood

Longmans, Green & Company. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1872. No Edition Stated. Half-Bound Leather. Green half-bound leather and gilt top page ends and marbled endpapers; covers have some rubbing w/several small tears, owner's name stamped on ...

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The Natural History of British Shells including figures and descriptions of All the Species Hitherto discovered in Great Britain Systematically Arranged in the Linnean Manner with scientific and general observations on each. Vols I-V by Edward Donovan

London : Rivington and Co, 1799 A fair copy of Edward Donovan's work on British Shells, in contemporary half morocco bindings with 180 hand coloured plates. Donovan is justly famed for his accurately observed and delicate illustrations of wildlife - m...

From E C Books


The Insects of Great Britain, systematically arranged, accurately engraved, and painted from naure, with the Natual History of each species,... by W. Lewin [William Lewin]

London : J Johnson, 1795 A very good copy of this scarce title, with 46 superb hand coloured plates. William Lewin (1747-1795) intended this work to be the first volume of 'The Insects of Great Britain' series. However he died in 1795 with only t...

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A Natural History of British Moths by F O Morris

LONDON : George Bell & Sons, 1872 A nice set complete in 4 volumes with 132 hand coloured plates as called for. In green half leather bindings with gilt titles. The marbled boards are matched by the marbled endpapers. Teg. All the volumes have some rubbin...

From E C Books


De Insectis, in Methodum Redactus; cum Notularum Additione. [Metamorphosis Naturalis]. by Goedart, Johannes, & Martin Lister

London: S. Smith, 1685. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Octavo (180 x 115 mm). Contemporary limp vellum folded over at the fore-edge, handwritten title to spine, edges of text block red speckled. 21 folding engraved plates depicting n...

From Alembic Rare Books


The Genera Insectorum of Linnaeus exemplified by Various Specimens of English Insects drawn from Nature/Les Genres des Insectes de Linne; constates pars divers echantillons d'Insectes de l'Angleterre, copies d'apres Nature by J Barbut

London : J Dixwell, J Sewell, 1781 A very good copy of this scarce work with frontispiece, 20 hand coloured plates, one of which is folded, and 2 plain plates, in contemporary full leather binding. Little is known about the author, James Barbut, other tha...

From E C Books


The Natural History of British Insects; explaining them in their several states, with the periods of their transformations, their food, oeconomy, &c. Together with the History of Such Minute Insects as require investigation by the Microscope. Vols I-XVI by Edward Donovan

London : Printed for the Author and for F. and C.Rivington, 1792 A good to very good complete set of 16 volumes in 8, with 576 plates of which 568 are hand coloured. In contemporary half morocco leather over what are likely to be the publisher's plain...

From E C Books


Traité sur la Vénin de la Vipere sur les poisons Americains sur le Laurier-Cerise et sur quelques autres poisons végetaux. On y a joint des observations sur la structure primitive du corps animal. Différentes expériences sur la reproduction des nerfs et la description d'un nouveau canal de l'Oeil by Fontana, Felix

Title, xxviii, 329 p.; xii, 373, 10 folding plates. First French edition, greatly expanded from the 1767 edition. Fontana's extensive research on snake venom is considered the beginning of modern toxicology."A contribution to comparative zoology by one of...

From Breck Bartholomew Natural History Books


The Naturalist's Library. Mammalia Vol. I. Monkeys by Sir William Jardine

EDINBURGH: W H LIZARS, 1833 A good copy of the 1st edition in the original publisher's binding. With half title; engraved frontispiece portrait of Count Buffon; hand coloured vignette title page (picture of a young rhesus monkey); 2 further title page...

From E C Books


The Natural History of the Amphibious Carnivora, including the Walrus and Seals, also of the Herbivorous Cetacea &c by Robert Hamilton; Sir William Jardine [editor]

Edinburgh: W H Lizars, 1833 A good copy in the Publisher's original 'luxury' green leather binding of Vol VIII of the Naturalist's Library covering seals and walruses. With frontispiece portrait; vignette title page and 31 further plates, ...

From E C Books


The Larvae of the British Butterflies and Moths Vols I-IX by William Buckler, H T Stainton and Geo T Porritt [editors]

London : The Ray Society, 1886 The complete set of this work in 9 volumes in the original Ray Society decorative cloth bindings with top page edges gilt. With 164 colour printed plates. This painstaking work was published over the years 1886-1901, beginni...

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