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1 Dr. Kuroda's Birds in Life Colours (Three Volumes)
Quarter Leather Good No Jacket 4to 
Complete in three volumes. Text in English and Japanese. Index in Latin and Japanese. Remaining text is in Japanese. 155 color plates. Leather spine covers on all three volumes is very worn, and some joints of spine with cover are a little tender. Cloth covered boards remain fairly clean and intact with gilt stamped lettering. Contents of all three volumes remain tight, very clean, and intact. Due to size and weight of this set, extra charges will apply for Priority and/or International shipping. 
Price: 600.00 USD
 
 
2 Essai Sur L'Histoire Naturelle Du Condor, Ou Du Vulture Gryphus De Linne
Paris Levrault & Schoell 1811 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket 4to 
Extracted from "Recueil d'observations de zoologie et d'anatomie comparée, faites dans l'océan Atlantique... by M. de Humboldt. pp 26-45, plus two engraved plates (VIII & IX). One plate is a hand colored image of "Vultur Gryphus Lin." and the second is a b/w detail of head and claw. Later binding with tan marbled paper over boards, and cloth over spine. Paper title label on top cover appears from original issue. Scattered mostly light foxing, a little heavier on b/w plate, though not affecting images. Color plate shows a little foxing near edges, though image remains bright and very attractive. Leaves remain un-opened and are otherwise good. 
Price: 300.00 USD
 
 
3 Natural History: Journal of the American Museum of Natural History, Vol. XXV, No. 5 and No. 6 (September-October and November-December, of 1925)
New York The Museum of Natural History 1925 First Edition Soft Cover Good No Jacket 
pp 431-632, plus contents. Two issues hole punched and bound into paper wrap covers. Original covers are retained. Inked name in blank space on edges of cover. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
Naturgeschichte Aus Den Besten Schriftstellern Mit Merianischen Und Neuen Kupfern, Erster Abschnitt der Vogel - Sechster Abschnitt des Vogels
4 Naturgeschichte Aus Den Besten Schriftstellern Mit Merianischen Und Neuen Kupfern, Erster Abschnitt der Vogel - Sechster Abschnitt des Vogels
Heilbronn First Edition Half Cloth - Hardbound Good No Jacket sm folio 
Six parts published from 1774 - 1779. Bound and paginated into a single volume. 580+ pages, plus 35 plates, though lacking plates I, II, & IV. Some plates are bound out of order. Engraved and highly decorated primary title page, with separate title pages of each part. Original paper over card board covers with paper spine label. Covers are very worn. Small library book plates on front paste down. Inked library number at lower corner of blank front free end page and on blank verso of Part I title page. There are no other library markings. Foxing affecting first ten leaves, and edges of most plates and title pages. Part I title page with vertical crease. 
Price: 2000.00 USD
 
 
Planches Pour L'Abrege D'Histoire Naturelle.  Tome I:  Quadrupedes, Premiere Partie
5 Planches Pour L'Abrege D'Histoire Naturelle. Tome I: Quadrupedes, Premiere Partie
Aux Deux-Ponts Chez Sanson et Compagnie 1790 Half Leather - Hardbound Good+ No Dust Jacket 
Title page, followed by 138 hand colored plates of quadrupeds. Modern binding with brown leather over spine and corners, and blue marbled paper over boards. Raised spine bands and no lettering or decoration on spine. Scattered mostly light, but sometimes moderate, foxing and offsetting. A previous booksellers penciled notations on blank page following free end leaf. Circular inked institutional stamp on title page. Covers remain Fine, and volume is overall tight and intact. 
Price: 750.00 USD
 
 
6 Proceedings of the General Meetings for Scientific Business of the Zoological Society of London for the Year 1898
London Longmans, Green, and Co. For the Zoological Society of London 1898 First Edition Cloth - Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
1091 pages, plus 66 plates of which 16 are colored, plus one folding chart. Brown cloth covers are soiled and a little worn. Lettering on spine is faded, though remains legible. Title page is a little darkened. Scattered light moisture stains on some edges. A little light offsetting from colored images. Volume remains tight and contents are generally clean. 
Price: 500.00 USD
 
 
7 The Book of Birds: Birds of Town and Country, The Warblers and American Game Birds
Washington, D. C. THe National Geographic Society 1925 First Edition Cloth - Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
215 pages. Front free end leaf with penciled name and notations. End leaves are a little darkened and show outlines of newspaper clippings. Volume is otherwise tight and clean. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
The Common Birds of Bangkok, Aagaard, C. J.
8 Aagaard, C. J. The Common Birds of Bangkok
Copenhagen Chr. Backhausen 1930 First Edition Cloth - Hard Cover Good No Dust Jacket 
239 pages. Covers are slightly bowed. Cloth cover covers show rubbing along and near edges. There is a little wear at the corners. Paper illustration on top cover remains good. Foxing on end leaves, and a little on first and last few leaves. Volume remains tight, and contents are otherwise clean. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
9 Adams, H. G. Humming Birds, Described and Illustrated
London Groombridge and Sons Cloth - Hard Cover Fair No Jacket 12mo 
No date of publication, though circa 1860s/70s. Dark green cloth, with gilt and black stamped decoration and lettering. All edges of text are gilded. Eight hand colored plates. Covers are a little rubbed and lettering/decoration is a little faded. End leaves remain intact, though with some smudges, old marks, and a little wear. A few smudges on title page. Text block is shaken, and some leaves and signatures are sprung and a little loose. All contents are intact, however, and remain attached to binding. All eight plates are collated and in very good condition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
10 Adams, H. G. Nests and Eggs of Familiar British Birds, Described and Illustrated; with an Account of the Haunts and Habits of the Feathered Architects, and Their Times and Modes of Building.
London Groombridge and Sons 1854 Cloth - Hard Cover Good No Jacket 10 
78 pages, plus index and ads, plus eight plates; Blind stamped cloth covers with gilt lettering and decoration a little faded over spine; School presentation inscription dated 1856 on blank front free end page; A few spots of foxing. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
Birds of Kerala, Ali, Salim
11 Ali, Salim Birds of Kerala
London Oxford University Press 1969 Second Edition Cloth - Hard Cover Very Good+ Good D. V. Cowen 
Second edition, though previously titled "The Birds of Travancore & Cochin." 444 pages. Corners are lightly bumped and edges of paper are slightly age toned. Otherwise, volume remains tight and clean. Dust jacket shows general edge wear, including small chips, tears and rubbing. Lettering and image on jacket are good, and jacket is now protected in a clear mylar sleeve. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
Birds of Iraq (Three Volumes), Allouse, Bashir E.
12 Allouse, Bashir E. Birds of Iraq (Three Volumes)
Baghdad Ar-Rabitta Press First Edition Soft Cover Good No Dust Jacket 
Complete in three volumes as follows: Vol. I (1960) General Ornithology, Podicipitiformes - Falconiformes; Vol. II (1961) Galliformes - Piciformes; Vol. III (1962) Passeriformes. Most text is in Arabic. Paper wrap covers show wear and closed tears over spines, and light wear at corners. All three volumes remains tight and are otherwise clean. Due to the weight of these three volumes, additional charges may apply for Priority and/or International shipping. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
The Geese of Europe and Asia:  Being the Description of Most of the Old World Species, Alpheraky, Sergius
13 Alpheraky, Sergius The Geese of Europe and Asia: Being the Description of Most of the Old World Species
London Rowland Ward, Ltd 1905 First Edition Cloth - Hard Cover Good No Jacket 4to 
182 pages, plus 24 colored plates. Cloth covers are a little rubbed and scuffed, and show light wear at spine ends. Green cloth remains clean, and gilt stamped lettering is good. Book plate on front paste down, and inked name/date on half title page. Penciled marginalia scattered throughout. Plates show generally light foxing that does not affect image, except last three plates with a little heavier foxing partially affecting images. Volume remains tight and is otherwise clean. Due to size and weight additional fees will be required for priority and/or international shipping. 
Price: 400.00 USD
 
 
14 Aplin, O. V. The Birds of Oxfordshire
Oxford The Clarendon Press 1889 First Edition Cloth - Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
217 pages, plus colored frontispiece, folding map, and 16 pages of ads. Cloth covers are a little rubbed. A little foxing and slight moisture wrinkles affecting first and last few leaves. Colored plate shows such wrinkles on edges, but image remains very good. Folding map is very good and free of tears. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
15 Archer, Geoffrey and Eva M. Godman The Birds of British Somaliland and the Gulf of Aden: Their Life Histories, Breeding Habits, and Eggs (Volume III Only of Four Volume Set)
Edinburgh and London Oliver and Boyd 1961 First Edition Cloth - Hard Cover Very Good+ Good 4to 
pp 628-1042, plus plates and folding map. There is a penciled notation by a previous owner of this volume regarding a chance to see all of the original paintings used for the color plates in this volume. Volume remains tight, otherwise very clean, and bright. Dust jacket with price clipped out and new price inked in. Jacket shows wear over spine ends, and other rubbing and light wear. Jacket is now protected in a clear mylar sleeve. Due to the weight of this volume, additional fees will apply for Priority and/or International shipping. 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
Quest for the Griffon, Atkinson, Robert
16 Atkinson, Robert Quest for the Griffon
London William Heinemann 1938 First Edition Cloth Good No Dust Jacket 
186 pages. Slight spine lean. Light foxing on edges. Book plate of Leighton Park on front free end leaf, with thank you inscription in an unknown hand and dated 1938. Otherwise tight and clean. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A Synopsis of the Birds of North America, Audubon, John James
17 Audubon, John James A Synopsis of the Birds of North America
Edinburgh Adam and Charles Black 1839 First Edition Cloth - Hard Cover Good No Dust Jacket 
350 pages. Original cloth covered boards. Rebacked in a light brown cloth with gold stamped lettering. Original covers are scuffed, and worn along edges. New end leaves. At top of title page is inked "Halifax, Nova Scotia" and a name, possible Edward Bland, and a date of March 1852. There is scattered inked and pencil marginalia, all neat and non-intrusive. The contents are otherwise generally clean, though show light smudges and just a little light foxing. To the lower blank portion of the last page of text is sewn pages 65-68 of "The Mails for New York," and a notation that the date may be1853 or54. The article is titled "Birds of Bermuda" with a note that the names are taken from the currently listed title. This is followed by a single leaf (two page) insert from 1854 "Natural History" with an article titled "Description of a New Species of Bird of the Genus Larus Linn" by George N. Lawrence. 
Price: 750.00 USD
 
 
18 Bailey, Alfred M. Birds of Arctic Alaska
N/P The Colorado museum of Natural History 1948 Cloth - Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
317 pages. Book plate on front paste down. Volume shows slight signs of use/age, though remains tight and otherwise very clean. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
19 Baird, S. F., T. M. Brewer, and R. Ridgway A History of North American Birds: Land Birds (Three Volumes)
Boston Little, Brown, and Company 1905 Cloth - Hard Cover Good No Jacket 4to 
Later edition of this title first published in 1874. Complete in three volumes, with numerous color plates. Gold stamped decoration and lettering on spine. Top edges gilded. Blue cloth covers show scattered rubbing and light wear, and there are some very light stains on lower spine cover of volume I. Top hinge (internal) of volume I is cracked, though volume remains tight. Occasional light smudge. Volumes remain tight, otherwise clean, and intact. 
Price: 200.00 USD
 
 
20 Baird, Spencer F., John Cassin, and George N. Lawrence The Birds of North America; The Descriptions of Species Based Chiefly on the Collections in the Museum of the Smithsonian Institution (Two Volumes)
Salem, MA Naturalist's Book Agency 1870 Quarter Leather Good No Jacket 4to 
Two volumes, with first being text, and second containing 100 hand colored lithographs. Rebound, retaining original boards. Dark burgundy leather over spines, with gold lettering. Edges are original covers are worn. Scattered light wear and aging. Lightly inked name, date (1872), and notations in blank space near top of title page. Tissue guards between plates have been affixed, in three small points along outside edges, to the blank versos of the preceding plate. Many guards have torn and loosened, though this does not affect plate images. There is very light soiling affecting upper edge of first 25 plates, though remaining outside of borders. Images remain bright and clean. Due to size and weight, extra postage will be required for priority or international mail. 
Price: 1500.00 USD
 
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