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Popular British Ornithology, containing a familar and technical description of the Birds of the British Isles
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Popular British Ornithology, containing a familar and technical description of the Birds of the British Isles

by P H Gosse

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1853
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London : Reeve and Co, 1853 A good copy of the 2nd edition in the original decorative cloth binding with 20 hand coloured plates. Popular British Ornithology was part of Reeve's Popular Natural History series which was produced to give young students a proper grounding in natural history subjects. The binding is sound and clean. The spine is faded with… Read more about this item
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The Hawks and Owls of the United States in their relation to Agriculture. US Department of Agriculture Division of Ornithology ad Mammalogy Bulletin No 8
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The Hawks and Owls of the United States in their relation to Agriculture. US Department of Agriculture Division of Ornithology ad Mammalogy Bulletin No 8

by A K Fisher

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1893
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Washington: U S Department of Agriculture, 1893 A good copy of the 1st edition in the original cloth binding with 26 coloured plates. The binding is sound and bright with gilt titles to spine and textured cloth boards. There is some pulling to spine ends and light wear to corners. The back board has 4 tiny spot marks and a… Read more about this item
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A Popular History of British Birds' Eggs
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A Popular History of British Birds' Eggs

by Richard Laishley

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1858
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London: Lovell Reeve, 1858 A very good copy of the 1st edition in the original decorative cloth binding with 20 hand coloured plates. Part of Lovell Reeve's Popular Natural History series where a number of authors were chosen to introduce their subjects to young people in a way that would give a good foundation while inspiring them to study further.… Read more about this item
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The Natural History of Birds, from the works of the best authors, antient and modern: embellished with numerous plates Accurately Coloured from Nature
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The Natural History of Birds, from the works of the best authors, antient and modern: embellished with numerous plates Accurately Coloured from Nature

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1815
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Bungay: Printed and published by Brightly & Childs. Published also by T Kinnersley, 1815 A good 2 volume set in new half calf and marbled board bindings with 148 of 152 hand-coloured plates. This work is extremely rare and, as is usual with the Bungay publications, the paper quality is poor, tending to attract dirt and staining. The collation of… Read more about this item
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The Natural History of Parrots. The Naturalist's Library. Ornithology. Vol VI
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The Natural History of Parrots. The Naturalist's Library. Ornithology. Vol VI

by Prideaux J Selby, Sir William Jardine [editor]

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1836
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EDINBURGH: W H LIZARS, 1836 A good to very good copy of the first edition with 30 hand coloured plates engraved from drawings by Edward Lear. In the original publisher's cobbled brown (originally purple) cloth binding with gilt titles to spine. The binding has a faded spine and fading towards the edges of the boards. There is a paler faded… Read more about this item
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The Natural History of the Birds of Great Britain and Ireland. Part II. Incessores. The Naturalist's Library, Ornithology Vol.X
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The Natural History of the Birds of Great Britain and Ireland. Part II. Incessores. The Naturalist's Library, Ornithology Vol.X

by Sir William Jardine

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1839
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EDINBURGH: W H LIZARS, 1839 A very good copy of the 1st edition of Part II of Birds of Great Britain and Ireland in the original publisher's cloth binding. This volume covers a range of familiar birds from bullfinches to wrens. Contents: volume listing; half title; black and white frontispiece portrait of William Smellie with tissue guard; hand coloured vignette… Read more about this item
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The Naturalist's Library. Ornithology. Vol XII. Birds of Great Britain and Ireland. Part III. Rasores and Grallatores
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The Naturalist's Library. Ornithology. Vol XII. Birds of Great Britain and Ireland. Part III. Rasores and Grallatores

by Sir William Jardine

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1842
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EDINBURGH: W H LIZARS, 1842 A good to very good copy of the 1st edition in the original publisher's cloth binding, with 34 hand coloured plates. With volume listing; frontispiece portrait of Rev Dr Walker; hand coloured vignette title page showing a spaniel and a heron; 2 further title pages; publisher's advert; contents listing; Memoir of Dr Walker; and text… Read more about this item
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The Naturalist's Library. Ornithology. Vol IX. Birds of Great Britain and Ireland. Part 1. Birds of Prey
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The Naturalist's Library. Ornithology. Vol IX. Birds of Great Britain and Ireland. Part 1. Birds of Prey

by Sir William Jardine

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1838
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EDINBURGH: W H LIZARS, 1838 A very good copy of the 1st edition of Part 1 of Birds of Great Britain and Ireland from the Naturalist's Library. In the original publisher's cloth binding with gilt titles to spine with 34 hand coloured plates as called for. Containing half title; list of volumes in the series; frontispiece portrait of Sir Robert… Read more about this item
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The Natural History of Game Birds. The Naturalist's Library. Ornithology. Vol IV. Gallinaceous Birds, Part II.
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The Natural History of Game Birds. The Naturalist's Library. Ornithology. Vol IV. Gallinaceous Birds, Part II.

by Sir William Jardine

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1834
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Edinburgh: W H Lizars, 1834 A very good copy of the 1st edition in the original publisher's cloth binding with 30 hand coloured plates. Contents with: black and white frontispiece portrait of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles; hand coloured vignette title page with red grouse; 2 further title pages; advert; contents listing; Memoir of Raffles; text with 30 hand coloured plates;… Read more about this item
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The Natural History of Humming Birds. Volumes I & II. The Naturalist's Library. Ornithology. Volumes I & II
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The Natural History of Humming Birds. Volumes I & II. The Naturalist's Library. Ornithology. Volumes I & II

by Sir William Jardine

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1833
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EDINBURGH: W H LIZARS, 1833 A very good copy of the 1st edition, 1st issue of humming birds in contemporary full calf, with 64 hand coloured plates. Humming Birds was the first title issued in the Naturalist's Library and Vol I has a lengthy advertisement setting out the rationale for the new venture and plans for future volumes. The… Read more about this item
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The Natural History of Gallinaceous Birds. The Naturalist's Library. Ornithology. Vol.III
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The Natural History of Gallinaceous Birds. The Naturalist's Library. Ornithology. Vol.III

by Sir William Jardine

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1834
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EDINBURGH: W H LIZARS, 1834 A good to very good copy of the 1st edition of Volume I of Gallinaceous Birds (covering varieties of domestic and wild fowl eg turkeys, pheasants), in the publisher's brown cloth binding. Copy previously in the ownership of Francis Hemming, the entomologist, and with his book plate at the front pastedown. Contents with half title;… Read more about this item
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The Ornithologist's Guide to the Islands of Orkney and Shetland.
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The Ornithologist's Guide to the Islands of Orkney and Shetland.

by Robert Dunn

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1837
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London: Printed by Richard Tayor for the Author, 1837 A good copy of the 1st edition in the original cloth binding with 2 folding maps at the rear. Robert Dunn titles himself as an 'animal-preserver' - which, sadly, does not mean that he was a conservationist. The book is a full account of his travels and the various species that… Read more about this item
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New Illustrations of Zoology, containing Fifty Coloured Plates of new, curious, and non-descript birds, with a few quadrupeds, reptiles and insects. Together with a short and scientific description of the same.
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New Illustrations of Zoology, containing Fifty Coloured Plates of new, curious, and non-descript birds, with a few quadrupeds, reptiles and insects. Together with a short and scientific description of the same.

by Peter Brown

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1776
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London: Printed for B White , 1776 A fair copy complete with 50 hand coloured plates in contemporary binding which has been rebacked preserving the original spine. Classed as 'fair' because text leaf 109/110 is in facsimile; there are some paper repairs; and the colouring is not as detailed and careful as it could be. The binding has a relaid… Read more about this item
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Coloured Illustrations of British Birds, and their Eggs. In Seven Volumes
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Coloured Illustrations of British Birds, and their Eggs. In Seven Volumes

by H L Meyer

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1857
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London: Willis and Sotheran, 1857 A good set in contemporary rebacked cloth bindings with 322 colour plates of birds, 102 colour plates of eggs and 8 black and white plates. The original cloth was probably a shade of green but it has sunned. It has been rebacked in a dark green relaying the original gilt-decorated spines which are mostly complete.… Read more about this item
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British Birds.
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British Birds.

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1846
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London : The Religious Tract Society , 1846 A very good copy in the original decorative cloth binding with hand coloured frontispiece and 23 further hand coloured plates. Anonymous author. The binding has a gilt bird on a branch to the front board and gilt titles to spine. All edges gilted. The binding is bright and clean with light wear… Read more about this item
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Natural History, General and Particular, by the Count de Buffon, illustrated with above 600 copper plates. The History of Man and Quadrupeds ...[and] The History of Birds ..In Twenty Volumes
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Natural History, General and Particular, by the Count de Buffon, illustrated with above 600 copper plates. The History of Man and Quadrupeds ...[and] The History of Birds ..In Twenty Volumes

by Count de Buffon, William Smellie [translator]

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1812
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London : T Cadell and W Davies; R C and J Rivington; et al, 1812 A very good set of this 20 volume edition with black and white frontispiece, 2 folding maps, and 681 hand coloured plates. With an account of Buffon's life by William Wood. It is rare to find this set with hand colouring. In contemporary full… Read more about this item
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The Natural History of Pigeons. Naturalist's Library Vol IX Ornithology
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The Natural History of Pigeons. Naturalist's Library Vol IX Ornithology

by Prideaux John Selby

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Edinburgh: W H Lizars A good to very good copy of the second 'Popular' edition of Pigeons with hand coloured vignette title and 30 hand coloured plates from drawings by Edward Lear. Undated but circa 1845. Improvements in printing and materials enabled Lizars to reissue the Naturalist's Library at lower cost while retaining the original text and plates. This volume… Read more about this item
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The Birds of Iona and Mull 1852-70. With a Memoir of the Author
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The Birds of Iona and Mull 1852-70. With a Memoir of the Author

by Henry Davenport Graham, J A Harvie-Brown (editor)

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1890
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Edinburgh: David Douglas, 1890 A good to very good copy illustrated with numerous drawings by the author. In the original green cloth binding with gilt titles to spine. Top page edges gilt. The spine is faded with pulling and some fraying to the top and bottom. Both boards have slight marking with the back board having a small cloth scuff.… Read more about this item
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The Natural History of Humming Birds. Volumes I & II. The Naturalist's Library. Ornithology.
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The Natural History of Humming Birds. Volumes I & II. The Naturalist's Library. Ornithology.

by Sir William Jardine

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1834
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EDINBURGH: W H LIZARS, 1834 1st edition, second printing, of humming birds in the original publisher's cloth bindings, with 64 hand coloured plates. The bindings are sound and clean. Both have been rebacked preserving the original spine. Vol I has slight bubbling to the cloth; a bump to the rear bottom corner; a small lighter spot on the front board… Read more about this item
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The Natural History of Humming Birds. Volumes I & II. The Naturalist's Library. Ornithology.
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The Natural History of Humming Birds. Volumes I & II. The Naturalist's Library. Ornithology.

by Sir William Jardine

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1833
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EDINBURGH: W H LIZARS, 1833 1st edition in the original publisher's binding, with 64 hand coloured plates. Humming birds Vol I was the first volume issued in the Naturalist's Library, and this copy of Vol I has a 'Notice of the Naturalist's Library' by Professor Rennie extolling the virtues of the new series, making it a first issue. Both volumes… Read more about this item
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