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Image for Proceedings of the Scientific Meetings of the Zoological Society of London for the Year 1866. Part I, II, III, January-December

Proceedings of the Scientific Meetings of the Zoological Society of London for the Year 1866. Part I, II, III, January-December

By: N/A

Price: $850.00

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer for the Zoological Society of London: 1866

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 036100

Condition: Good


645 pages, plus 46 plates of which 41 are colored. Collated and complete in three parts, each in original paper wrap covers. Text leaves remain un-opened. Covers are smudged and a little soiled, with wear at spine ends. Scattered mostly light smudges and a few moisture wrinkles. Contents are generally clean and intact. View more info

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

Condition: Good


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 Mission Guy Babault Dans Les Provinces Centrales De L'Inde Dans La Region Occidentale De L'Himalaya et Ceylan, 1914:  Resultats Scientifiques Oiseaux

Mission Guy Babault Dans Les Provinces Centrales De L'Inde Dans La Region Occidentale De L'Himalaya et Ceylan, 1914: Resultats Scientifiques Oiseaux

By: Babault, G [Guy]

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Paris, 1920

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed and Signed By the Author

Seller ID: 036135

Condition: Fair


342 pages, plus six plates, of which five are colored, and two folding maps. Presentation copy, inscribed and signed by the author on the title page. Original brown paper wrap covers. Text block is broke near center. Paper wrap covers are heavily chipped over spine and show general lesser wear along edges. Page 5/6 and proceeding black and white photo plate show a one inch tear. Suitable as a binding copy. View more info

The Birds of Tropical West Africa, with Special Reference to Those of the Gambia, Sierra Leone, the Gold Coast and Nigeria (Eight Volumes)

By: Bannerman, David Armitage

Price: $400.00

Publisher: London, The Crown Agents for the Colonies:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 032917

Condition: Fair


Complete in eight volumes published from 1930 to 1951. Condition varies, though volumes II, III, IV, and VII show broken top hinges (internal). Text blocks remains tight and well attached to covers. Other four volumes are fairly tight. Scattered, mostly light, foxing, and some scattered light soiling. Light moisture stains on the very edges of a few leaves. Book plates on front paste down of most volumes. General light wear. Plates are good and contents are gener... 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

Condition: Fine


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 Histoires D'Amerique et D'Oceanie, Depuis L'Epoque De La Decouverte Jusqu'en 1839

Histoires D'Amerique et D'Oceanie, Depuis L'Epoque De La Decouverte Jusqu'en 1839

By: Belloc, M.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Paris, P. Dumenil: 1839

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 036638

Condition: Fair


486 pages, plus 31 steel engraved plates. Lacking the two supplemental maps. Gilt decorated blue leather over spine and marbled paper over boards. Marbled end leaves and marbled edges. Covers show light wear. Open tear on page 369/70 with loss of about one quarter of text. Scattered, mostly light, foxing affecting some plates. Volume remains solid and is otherwise clean. View more info

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Birds of the African Waterside

By: Brown, Leslie (Paintings By Rena Fennessy)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1979

Seller ID: 034993

ISBN: 000216079x

Condition: Near Fine


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 A History of the Birds of New Zealand (Two Volumes)

A History of the Birds of New Zealand (Two Volumes)

By: Buller, Walter Lawry

Price: $3,500.00

Publisher: London, Self Published: 1888

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 036153

Condition: Good


Complete in two volumes with 50 lithographic plates of which 48 are colored. Modern black faux-leather binding with raised spine bands and red spine labels. Scattered, mostly light, foxing that is heavier on first and last few leaves. Some plates are mildly affected by foxing, though most remain clean. A few tissue guards are missing. Overall a lovely and solid set. Due to size and weight, additional charges will apply for Priority and/or International shipping. View more info

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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

ISBN: 0879232199

Condition: Near Fine


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

Condition: Good (see details)


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

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Les Oiseaux De l'Indochine Francaise (Four Volumes)

By: Delacour, J. & P. Jabouille

Price: $750.00

Publisher: Paris, Exposition Coloniale Internationale: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 036120

Condition: Good


Complete in four volumes, with 67 colored plates (though plates are not always bound in order). Contemporary half leather bindings, retaining original paper wrap covers. Page 31/32 in Volume II is detached, though in place. Covers are a bit worn, and there are a few older penciled markings on the end leaves, as well as the original wraps. Book plate of Peter Tate on front paste down of all four volumes. Slight musty odor. Contents are otherwise bright and clean, and the... View more info

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Les Oiseaux De l'Indochine Francaise (Four Volumes)

By: Delacour, J. & P. Jabouille

Price: $850.00

Publisher: Paris, Exposition Coloniale Internationale: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 036138

Condition: Good+


Complete in four volumes, with 67 colored plates (though plates are not always bound in order). Now bound in red cloth covers, retaining original paper wrap covers. Cloth covers show small library labels on spine, and some faded spots where it appears old labels may have been removed. There are NO other library markings inside or out. Inked name on later front end page of Volume I. Half title and title pages show a one inch partially open tear from upper edge, thoug... View more info

Image for Histoire Physique, Naturelle et Politique De Madagascar Publiee Par Alfred Grandidier.  Volume IX, Histoire Naturelle Des Mammiferes, Tome IV. -- Atlas. -- I.

Histoire Physique, Naturelle et Politique De Madagascar Publiee Par Alfred Grandidier. Volume IX, Histoire Naturelle Des Mammiferes, Tome IV. -- Atlas. -- I.

By: Edwards, Alph. Milne and Alf. Grandidier

Price: $450.00

Publisher: Paris, Imprimerie Nationale: 1875

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 036137

Condition: Good


Disbound, though collated and complete with 122 plates of which 12 are colored and twelve are partially colored. Housed in a custom binder and slipcase. Condition varies, though about very good. Some with smudges or foxing. Due to size and weight, additional charges will apply for Priority and/or International shipping. View more info

Image for Life in London; or the Day and Night Scenes of Jerry Hawthorn, Esq And Corinthian Tom, Accompanied By Bob Logic, the Oxonian in Their Rambles and Sprees Through the Metropolis

Life in London; or the Day and Night Scenes of Jerry Hawthorn, Esq And Corinthian Tom, Accompanied By Bob Logic, the Oxonian in Their Rambles and Sprees Through the Metropolis

By: Egin, Pierce

Price: $600.00

Publisher: London, G. Virtue: 1830

Edition: A New Edition

Seller ID: 036587

Condition: Good


376 pages, plus 36 colored illustrations (including the frontispiece), and three folded leaves of music. Leather over spine is rubbed and chipped at head. Lighter wear is seen at foot of spine and corners. Gilt stamped lettering and decoration on spine is faded, though lettering remains clear. There is a small tear in the leather between the letters L and I in Life. Black cloth over boards is rubbed. The inked name of Richard Walton, and "King William IV Inn, Newca... View more info

Image for North American Shore Birds:  A History of the Snipes, Sandpipers, Plovers and Their Allies...

North American Shore Birds: A History of the Snipes, Sandpipers, Plovers and Their Allies...

By: Elliot, Daniel Giraud

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Francis P. Harper: 1895

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 031642

Condition: Good


Number 16 of 100 copies on large paper, signed by the author. Top edge gilded. Bottom and fore edges un-cut. Ex-Reference library. Library sticker removed from spine. Small plates, and an inked name on front end leaves. Library marks on copyright page and preface page. No other library markings. White cloth covers are rubbed and a little soiled. Hinges (internal) are cracked, though text block remains tightly attached to covers. Internally, volume is otherwise ... View more info

Image for The Wild Fowl of the United States and British Possessions or the Swan, Geese, Ducks, and Mergansers of North America...

The Wild Fowl of the United States and British Possessions or the Swan, Geese, Ducks, and Mergansers of North America...

By: Elliot, Daniel Giraud

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Francis P. Harper: 1898

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 031643

Condition: Good


Number 90 of 100 copies on large paper, signed by the author. Top edge gilded. Bottom and fore edges un-cut, and most contents un-opened.. Ex-Reference library. Library sticker removed from spine. Small plates on front end leaves. Library marks on copyright page and preface page. No other library markings. White cloth covers are rubbed and a little soiled. Top Hinge (internal) is just a little cracked, though text block remains tightly attached to covers. Inter... View more info

Image for The Gallinaceous Game Birds of North America, Including the Partridges, Grouse, Ptarmigan, and Wild Turkeys; with Accounts of Their Dispersion, Habits, Nesting, Etc. And Full Descriptions of the Plumage of Both Adult and Young...

The Gallinaceous Game Birds of North America, Including the Partridges, Grouse, Ptarmigan, and Wild Turkeys; with Accounts of Their Dispersion, Habits, Nesting, Etc. And Full Descriptions of the Plumage of Both Adult and Young...

By: Elliot, Daniel Giraud

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Francis P. Harper: 1897

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 031644

Condition: Good+


Number 74 of 100 copies on large paper, signed by the author. Top edge gilded. Bottom and fore edges un-cut, and contents remain un-opened. Color charts on rear paste down. Ex-Reference library. Library sticker removed from spine. Small plates on front end leaves. Library marks on copyright page and preface page. No other library markings. White cloth covers are rubbed and a little soiled. Volume remains tight and is otherwise internally very clean. Due to weig... View more info

Image for The Bee-Eaters [with] Eight Original Gouache Paintings Used for the Eight Colour Plates of This Book

The Bee-Eaters [with] Eight Original Gouache Paintings Used for the Eight Colour Plates of This Book

By: Fry, C. H.

Price: $6,000.00

Publisher: Calton, T & A D Poyser: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 033194

ISBN: 0856610372

Condition: Near Fine


304 pages, plus eight colour plates by the author. Volume is sold along with the eight original gouache paintings from which the plates were copied. Each painting is on a 10 x 14 inch sheet, though edges have been taped and a clear mylar(?) sheet loosely laid over with boarders showing useable space for copying. Each plate is signed by C. H. Fry and dated 1984. The painting identified to be plate number 2 shows moisture damage at lower left edge not affecting image. ... 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

Condition: Fair


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

Condition: Fair


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