Category: Plate Books

Sort

showing 1-17 of 17

Image for 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.

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.

By: Adams, H. G.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Groombridge and Sons: 1854

Seller ID: 030888


78 pages, plus index and ads, plus eight color 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. Light moisture stains on edges of a few leaves, and a few spots of foxing. View more info

Image for Les Psaumes En Vers Francais D'apres L'hebreu Avec La Reproduction De huit Gravures Originales Creees Pour Ces Psaumes Sous Le titre De Vie Du Roi David

Les Psaumes En Vers Francais D'apres L'hebreu Avec La Reproduction De huit Gravures Originales Creees Pour Ces Psaumes Sous Le titre De Vie Du Roi David

By: Belanger, Jeannine

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Montreal, Editions Du Silence: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by the Author and By the Illustrator

Seller ID: 035835


221 pages. Number 21 of a limited edition of 40 copies signed by both the author and the illustrator. The illustrator, David Silverberg, has also signed the illustration following the title page, titled "David Roe d'Israel." Sewn in silk book mark. Dust jacket with deckled edges is now in a clear protective sleeve. Lacking the slipcase originally issued with. Due to size and weight, additional charges will apply for Priority and/or International shipping. View more info

Image for Birds of the African Waterside

Birds of the African Waterside

By: Brown, Leslie (Paintings By Rena Fennessy)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1979

Seller ID: 034993


Corners are lightly bumped. Price clipped dust jacket remains bright and clean, though shows a very light moisture stain on the verso side of jacket at foot of spine. Due to size, additional charges may apply for Priority and/or International shipping. View more info

Image for The Birds of Paradise and Bower Birds

The Birds of Paradise and Bower Birds

By: Cooper, William T. And Joseph M. Forshaw

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Boston, David R. Godine: 1979

Edition: First U.S. Edition

Seller ID: 035475


Lower outside corner of top board is very slightly bumped along with jacket. Very slight rubbing at heel. Volume and jacket are otherwise bright, crisp, and very clean. Housed in original slipcase, in near fine condition. Due to size and weight of this volume, additional charges will apply for Priority and/or International shipping. View more info

Image for Voyage Dans L'Amerique Meridionale (Le Bresil, La Republique Orientale De L'Uruguay, La Republicque Argentine, La Patagonie, La Republique Du Chili, La Republique De Bolivia, La Republique Du Perou)... Tome Quatrieme. 2nd Partie:  MAMMIFERES

Voyage Dans L'Amerique Meridionale (Le Bresil, La Republique Orientale De L'Uruguay, La Republicque Argentine, La Patagonie, La Republique Du Chili, La Republique De Bolivia, La Republique Du Perou)... Tome Quatrieme. 2nd Partie: MAMMIFERES

By: D'Orbigny, Algide

Price: $1,000.00

Publisher: Paris, Chez P. Bertrand, Libraire-Editeur: 1847

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 031597


Volume appears to have been rebound in the early 20th century, incorporating reprints of a few of the missing plates. Cloth over spine and corners is rubbed and a little worn. Marbled paper over boards is a little rubbed. Scattered, mostly light foxing. Volume remains tight and in generally good condition, though head of spine has been bumped, and there is a light crease at upper inside corner of all leaves. 22 of 26 plates are present, though five are good quality ... View more info

Image for A Colored Atlas of Some Vertebrates From Ceylon, Volume One: Fishes; Volume Two: Serpentoid Reptilia; Volume Three: Tetrapod Reptilia

A Colored Atlas of Some Vertebrates From Ceylon, Volume One: Fishes; Volume Two: Serpentoid Reptilia; Volume Three: Tetrapod Reptilia

By: Deraniyagala, P. E. P.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Ceylon Government Press / National Museums:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 032319


Complete set of three volumes, published in 1952, 1953, & 1955. Plates in all three volumes have drawn moisture and were previously stuck along edges. There are some edge tears on plates where they were separated, though not affecting images or text. Volume one is hard bound in cloth covers. 149 pages, plus 34 color plates. Volume two is soft bound in a red leatherette cover. 100 pages, plus 35 color plates. Covers of volume two are very brittle, chipped, and for t... View more info

Tallis's Illustrated London in Commemoration of the Great Exhibition of All Nations in 1851 Forming a Complete Guide to the British Metropolis and Its Environs (Two Volumes)

By: Gaspey, William

Price: $65.00

Publisher: London, John Tallis and Company:

Seller ID: 035650


No date of publication, though circa 1851. Volume I is 320 pages, plus 69 plates, and Volume II is 304 pages, plus 86 plates of which three are folding. Raised spine bands with gilt lettering and decoration. All edges of text are gilded. Joints are split and spine covers are slightly loosened. Small inked ownership stamp on front free end leaves. End leaves are darkened. Scattered foxing throughout affecting many of the plates. Both volumes remain firm. View more info

Image for The U. S. Naval Astronomical Expedition to the Southern Hemisphere, During the Years 1849-'50-'51-'52 (Four Volumes)

The U. S. Naval Astronomical Expedition to the Southern Hemisphere, During the Years 1849-'50-'51-'52 (Four Volumes)

By: Gillis, J. M.

Price: $800.00

Publisher: Washington, A. O. P. Nicholson, Printer:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 034199


House of Representatives Ex. Doc. No. 121 published from 1855-56. Complete in four volumes being I, II, III, & VI. Volumes IV and V were never completed, though the supplemental material designated for them was later published by the U. S. Naval Observatory. All four volumes bound in full calf with red and black leather spine labels. VOLUME I: 556 pages, indexed, plus 11 plates including the nearly six foot long folding plate of the "Panoramic View from the Summ... View more info

Image for J. Gould's Monographie Der Ramphastiden Oder Tukanartigen Voegel (Four Parts, Plus Prospectus)

J. Gould's Monographie Der Ramphastiden Oder Tukanartigen Voegel (Four Parts, Plus Prospectus)

By: Gould, J [John] (with additions and Revisions By Johann Heinrich Christian Friedrich Sturm, Johann Wilhelm Sturm, Richard Owen, & Rudolf Wagner)

Price: $6,000.00

Publisher: Nurnberg, Gedruckt Auf Kosten Der Herausgeber:

Edition: First German

Seller ID: 033950


Issued in four parts from 1841 to 1847, and preceded by a prospectus. 36 hand colored lithographs after Gould and Sturm, and two black and white plate after G. Scharf, and A. Koppel. This set has been professionally restored and rebound, mid-20th century. All text leaves have been bleached and cleaned. Text and plate leaves have been trimmed to approx. 12 1/2 x 9 inches. Each part has been separately hardbound with green cloth over spines, and light tan paper over b... View more info

Image for A Synopsis of the Birds of Australia and the Adjacent Islands

A Synopsis of the Birds of Australia and the Adjacent Islands

By: Gould, John

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Queensberry Hill Press: 1979

Edition: Facsimile Reprint

Seller ID: 034423


Number 307 of a limited edition of 387 copies. Green Moroccan leather over spine and corners, with matching green textured cloth over boards. Gilt ruled edges on leather, and gilt lettering/decoration on spine. Raised spine bands. Top edge is gilded. Housed in green slipcase. Volume remains tight and appears un-read. Slipcase shows stains along one side parallel to the opening and residue from a sticker on the back side. Due to size and weight, additional charges... View more info

Image for The Birds of Great Britain: Vol. III [ONLY of Five volumes]

The Birds of Great Britain: Vol. III [ONLY of Five volumes]

By: Gould, John

Price: $18,000.00

Publisher: London, Self Published: 1873

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 035821


Printed for the author by Taylor and Francis of London. Originally printed and issued in 25 parts between 1862 and 1873 for the full five volume set and with the title pages, etc. being published in December of 1873. 76 stunning hand-colored plates each being 21.5 x 14.25 inches (approx. 546.1 x 361.95 mm) in size. Full dark green, pebbled Moroccan leather covers with brilliant gilt decoration, lettering, and interior dentelles. Raised spine bands. All edges of tex... View more info

Image for Voyage Autour Du Monde Entrepris Par Ordre Du Gouvernement Sur La Corvette La Coquille (Two Volumes)

Voyage Autour Du Monde Entrepris Par Ordre Du Gouvernement Sur La Corvette La Coquille (Two Volumes)

By: Lesson, P.

Price: $1,000.00

Publisher: Paris, P. Pourrat Freres:

Seller ID: 030557


Published in 1838 and 1839. 510 pages, plus 18 plates, of which one is folding and four are hand colored & 547 pages, plus 22 plates of which one is folding and fourteen are hand colored. Original, or contemporary covers with leather spine covers and marbled paper over boards. Gilt lettering and decoration remains fairly good, though faded. Covers are rubbed and show some scuffs, and a few chips and tears. Marbled end leaves remain clean. There is a one inch closed... View more info

Image for A Natural History of the Birds of New South Wales,

A Natural History of the Birds of New South Wales,

By: Lewin, John William (Introduction and Bibliographical Descriptions By Allan McEvey)

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Queensberry Hill Press:

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 035467


Copyright is 1978. 26 plates, each with text page(s) reprinted from the 1838 first edition. Two additional watercolors of John Lewin have also been included (Squatter Pigeons and Springwood). Two proof plates, 16 (Rock Warbler) and 18 (Reed Warbler) remain separate and protected in original paper sleeve. Number 484 of a limited edition of 500 copies. Full textured leather covers with blind dentelle, and gilt inside dentelle.Top edge is gilded. All housed inside a b... View more info

Image for The Birds of South America [with] Illustrations of the Game Birds and Water Fowl of South America (by H. Gronvold)

The Birds of South America [with] Illustrations of the Game Birds and Water Fowl of South America (by H. Gronvold)

By: Lord Brabourne and Charles Chubb

Price: $1,750.00

Publisher: London, R. H. Porter: 1912

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 034426


504 pages, plus original stiff paper wrap covers bound at rear [and] 11 pages, plus 38 colored plates after H. Gronvold, and stiff paper wrap covers of the first 19 plates bound at rear. Both volumes are beautifully bound in burgundy half leather over spines and corners, and with dark red cloth over boards. Raised spine bands and gilt lettering on spines. Zimmer (1926, pp 85-86) states "As projected this work was to have comprised 16 volumes with 400 plates, but t... View more info

Image for Avifauna Africana:  12 Watercolours of South African Wild Birds

Avifauna Africana: 12 Watercolours of South African Wild Birds

By: Neumann, Norman

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Johannesburg, Hugh Keartland: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 034994


Yellow cloth covers show light wear at spine ends, and a light moisture stain at heal that does not impact the contents. Edges of covers show light rubbing. Edges of paper are very slightly darkened. Jacket shows wear over spine ends, and a couple small tears over spine. There is a light moisture stain over heel. Other edges of jacket shows scattered rubbing, light wear, and a few small tears. Due to the size of this volume, additional fees may apply for Priority a... View more info

Image for The North American Sylva; or, a Description of the Forest Trees of the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia, Not Described in the Work of F. Andrew Michaux... (Three Volumes in Two)

The North American Sylva; or, a Description of the Forest Trees of the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia, Not Described in the Work of F. Andrew Michaux... (Three Volumes in Two)

By: Nuttall, Thomas

Price: $2,500.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, D. Rice & A. N. Hart: 1857

Seller ID: 030789


Two volumes re-bound by Talin Bookbindery of Cape Cod, with green leather spine and corners, and green cloth over boards; Raised spine bands with gilt stamped lettering and decoration; Housed in matching custom two compartment slipcase; All edges gilded; 131 hand colored plates; Ex-Library with institutional stamps on title pages and verso, though with NO other library markings; Now rebound; Covers and slipcase remain Fine and exceptionally attractive; Moisture stains ar... View more info

Image for Rails of the World:  A Monograph of the Family Rallidae (and a Chapter on Fossil Species By Storrs L. Olson)

Rails of the World: A Monograph of the Family Rallidae (and a Chapter on Fossil Species By Storrs L. Olson)

By: Ripley, S. Dillon

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Toronto, M. F. Feheley Publishers:

Seller ID: 032578


Copyright is 1977. 406 pages. Foot of spine has been bumped, and there is light rubbing on cloth. Volume is otherwise bright, clean, and intact. Price clipped dust jacket also shows a little wrinkling over spine ends and a very slight smudge over center of spine. Volume is housed in slipcase that the title and library numbers inked on the rear. There are NO library markings on the book or jacket. Extra shipping fees will apply for Priority and/or International ship... View more info