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Auction Description for Bloomsbury: Antiquarian Books
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12th & 13th December 9.30am - 8pm. 14th December from 9.30am.
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Antiquarian Books

(419 Lots)

by Bloomsbury Auctions


419 lots | 279 with images

December 14, 2012

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Badger (Mrs C.M.) Wild Flowers, 22 hand-coloured

Lot 299: Badger (Mrs C.M.) Wild Flowers, 22 hand-coloured

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Description: Badger (Mrs C.M.) Wild Flowers, 22 hand-coloured plates, tissue-guards, short repaired tear to margin of first plate, light finger-soiling to margins, original blind-stamped morocco, gilt, g.e., sympathetically rebacked, and re-cornered, 4to, New York, 1859.

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Lot 300: Bannerman (David Armitage) The Birds of Tropical

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Description: Bannerman (David Armitage) The Birds of Tropical West Africa, 8 vol., colour plates by Frohawk, Grönvold, Lodge, Rickman and others, tissue guards, illustrations, ex-House of Lords library copy with stamps on front pastedowns and upper covers but otherwise clean, original buckram, spines very slightly rubbed and faded, [Nissen IVB 73], 4to, 1930-51.

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Lot 301: Bannerman (David Armitage) The Birds of the

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Description: Bannerman (David Armitage) The Birds of the British Isles, 12 vol., first edition, numerous colour plates by George E.Lodge, captioned tissue guards, original cloth, dust-jackets, spines browned, spine ends a little chipped, slightly rubbed, Edinburgh & London, 1953-63 § Walpole-Bond (John) A History of Sussex Birds, 3 vol., first edition, ink ownership inscriptions to endpapers, original buckram, dust-jackets, spines darkened, a few small creases and tears to head and foot, light surface soiling, 1938 § Thorburn (Archibald) British Birds, 4 vol., one of 250 copies, mounted colour plates, captioned tissue-guards, light foxing to endpapers, original cloth, spines a little rubbed and faded, 1925-26, and 15 others, british birds, 4to & 8vo (34)

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Bannerman (David Armitage) The Birds of the

Lot 302: Bannerman (David Armitage) The Birds of the

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Description: Bannerman (David Armitage) The Birds of the British Isles, 12 vol., first edition, numerous colour plates by George E.Lodge, captioned tissue guards, with 2 A.Ls.s. from the artist tipped in at beginning, also invitation to exhibition of Lodge's paintings for vol.1 & 2 of this work and a newspaper review of the show, original buckram, dust-jackets, a little rubbed, spines browned, one or two small tears, 4to, Edinburgh & London, 1953-63. ***In the letters Lodge mentions that Archibald Thorburn kept jungle fowl and that he has just had a visit from Philp Rickman. He also remarks that "...a first edition of Audubon's Birds was sold not long ago for £7500...". They are addressed to "Dorothea" and dated 1953. The recipient is possibly the artist Dorothea Braby as he asks how how her zoo alphabet is progressing..

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Lot 303: Bannerman (David Armitage) and others. Birds of

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Description: Bannerman (David Armitage) and others. Birds of Cyprus, Edinburgh & London, 1958; Birds of the Maltese Archipelago, Valletta, 1976; Handbook of the Birds of Cyprus, Edinburgh, 1971; The Birds of the Balearics, London & Canberra, 1983, plates and illustrations, some colour, original cloth or boards, the first with upper cover slightly warped, dust-jackets, a little rubbed; and another by the same, 8vo & 4to (5)

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Bannerman (David Armitage and W.Mary) Birds of the

Lot 304: Bannerman (David Armitage and W.Mary) Birds of the

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Description: Bannerman (David Armitage and W.Mary) Birds of the Atlantic Islands, 4 vol.., colour plates by D.M.Raid-Henry and others, illustrations, original cloth, dust-jackets, very slightly rubbed but an excellent set, 4to, Edinburgh & London, 1963-68. ***Vol.4 of the first has the title History of the Birds of the Cape Verde Islands..

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Barrett (Charles G.) The Lepidoptera of the

Lot 305: Barrett (Charles G.) The Lepidoptera of the

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Description: Barrett (Charles G.) The Lepidoptera of the British Islands, 11 vol., first edition, 504 hand-coloured lithographed plates by R.Morgan, captioned guards, a few plates in vol.5 bound upside down, some light foxing, original cloth, gilt, a very good set, [Nissen 236], large 8vo, 1893-1907.

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Beebe (William) A Monograph of the Pheasants, 4

Lot 306: Beebe (William) A Monograph of the Pheasants, 4

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Description: Beebe (William) A Monograph of the Pheasants, 4 vol., first edition, number 25 of 600 copies, 90 colour plates by Thorburn, Grönvold, Lodge, Fuertes and others, 88 photogravure plates, 20 maps, captioned tissue guards, occasional marginal foxing but a good copy, original cloth, t.e.g., very slightly rubbed, [Anker 31; Nissen IVB 84], large 4to, 1918-22.

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Lot 307: Bewick (Thomas) Works, 5 vol., limited edition

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Description: Bewick (Thomas) Works, 5 vol., limited edition signed by the publisher, Memorial edition, illustrations, bookplate to pastedowns, original half morocco, gilt, rubbed, vol.1 a little soiled, Bernard Quaritch, 1885-87; and 16 others, natural history, 8vo (21)

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Cade (Tom J.) The Falcons of the World, number 6

Lot 308: Cade (Tom J.) The Falcons of the World, number 6

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Description: Cade (Tom J.) The Falcons of the World, number 6 of 35 specially-bound copies with an original signed pencil drawing of a peregrine, full-page colour illustrations by R.David Digby, original half green morocco, spine gilt in compartments with falcon motifs, slip-case, 1982; and a facsimile reprint of Schlegel & Verster de Wulverhorst's Traité de Fauconnerie of 1844, 4to (2)

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Lot 309: Chalmers (Patrick R.) Birds Ashore and

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Description: Chalmers (Patrick R.) Birds Ashore and A-foreshore, number 45 of 150 copies signed by the author and artist, illustrated by Winifred Austen, original half morocco, t.e.g., others uncut, spine slightly faded, 1935 § Arnold (E.C.) British Waders, number 8 of 50 copies signed by the author/artist, illustrated by the author, bookplate and presentation label of Robert Washington Oates with faint ink stamp at foot of title, original vellum-backed cloth, gilt, t.e.g., others uncut, Cambridge, 1924 § Pollard (Hugh B.C.) Wildfowl & Waders: Nature & Sport in the Coastlands, one of 950 copies, illustrated by Frank Southgate, some spotting, original vellum-backed boards, t.e.g., 1928, plates and illustrations, many colour, the first and last with light spotting, 4to (3)

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Ching (Raymond).- Snow (David) and others. Raymond

Lot 310: Ching (Raymond).- Snow (David) and others. Raymond

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Description: Ching (Raymond).- Snow (David) and others. Raymond Ching: The Bird Paintings..., number 341 of 360 copies signed by the artist and with a numbered and signed print loosely inserted, colour plates, original tan morocco, g.e., cloth slip-case, folio, 1978.

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Couch (Jonathan) A History of the Fishes of the

Lot 311: Couch (Jonathan) A History of the Fishes of the

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Description: Couch (Jonathan) A History of the Fishes of the British Islands, 4 vol., 252 wood-engraved plates printed in colours by Benjamin Fawcett after A.F.Lydon, tissue guards, illustrations, some foxing, mostly affecting text or plate margins, plates generally bright and clean, original pictorial blue cloth, gilt, spines a little rubbed and darkened, [Nissen 979], large 8vo, 1877-78.

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Lot 312: Darwin (Charles, editor) The Zoology of the Voyage

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Description: Darwin (Charles, editor) The Zoology of the Voyage of H.M.S.Beagle during the Years 1832-1836, 5 parts in 3 vol., number 258 of 750 facsimile reprints, plates, some colour, some double-page or folding, original morocco-backed cloth, spines gilt, 4to, Wellington, 1980.

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Dixon (Charles) The Game Birds and Wild Fowl of

Lot 313: Dixon (Charles) The Game Birds and Wild Fowl of

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Description: Dixon (Charles) The Game Birds and Wild Fowl of the British Islands, second, enlarged edition, large paper copy, 41 mounted colour plates after Charles Whymper (numbered 1-40, without plate 35 but with two bis plates as issued), most chromolithographed, original vellum-backed pictorial cloth, g.e., slightly rubbed but an excellent copy, [Nissen IVB 253], 4to, Sheffield, 1900. ***There were 35 subscribers to the large paper issue..

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Lot 314: Elliot (D.G.) North American Shore Birds, 1895;

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Description: Elliot (D.G.) North American Shore Birds, 1895; The Gallinaceous Game Birds of North America, 1897; The Wild Fowl of the United States, 1898, one of 100 copies, the first out-of-series, plates, captioned tissue-guards, bookplates, original cloth, t.e.g., others uncut, a little darkened and soiled, New York § Audubon (John James) The Original Water-Colour Paintings... for The Birds of America, 2 vol., colour plates, original buckram, slip-case, Michael Joseph, 1966; and 3 others similar, 4to & 8vo (8)

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Lot 315: Forshaw (Joseph) and William T.Cooper. Parrots of

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Description: Forshaw (Joseph) and William T.Cooper. Parrots of the World, Garden City, N.Y., 1973; The Birds of Paradise and Bower Birds, reprint, Sydney, 1979 § Brown (Leslie) Birds of the African Bush, number 276 of 295 copies signed by the author and artist, colour plates by Rena Fennessy, original pictorial roan, gilt, transparent dust-jacket, slip-case, 1975, the first two with colour plates by William T.Cooper, original cloth with dust-jackets, the second also with slip-case, folio (3)

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Forshaw (Joseph) and William T.Cooper. Australian

Lot 316: Forshaw (Joseph) and William T.Cooper. Australian

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Description: Forshaw (Joseph) and William T.Cooper. Australian Parrots, 2 vol., second, revised edition, number 991 of 1000 copies signed by the author and artist, full-page illustrations by William T.Cooper, many colour, original green morocco, upper covers inlaid with colour illustration of parrot, spines blocked in silver, together in original cloth box with hinged lid (a little rubbed and faded), folio, Melbourne, 1980.

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Forshaw (Joseph) and William T.Cooper. Kingfishers

Lot 317: Forshaw (Joseph) and William T.Cooper. Kingfishers

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Description: Forshaw (Joseph) and William T.Cooper. Kingfishers and Related Birds, 6 vol., first edition, one of 1000 copies signed by the author and artist (a mixed set), colour plates by William T.Cooper, illustrations, original half gilt, housed in three cloth drop-back boxes with morocco labels to lids and spines, one corner slightly bumped, folio, Melbourne, 1983-1994.

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Fulton (Robert) The Illustrated Book of Pigeons,

Lot 318: Fulton (Robert) The Illustrated Book of Pigeons,

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Description: Fulton (Robert) The Illustrated Book of Pigeons, with standards for judging, edited by Lewis Wright, first edition, 50 chromolithographed plates after J.W. Ludlow, tissue guards, illustrations, frontispiece lightly offset on title, original pictorial cloth, gilt, a little rubbed, rebacked preserving original gilt spine, 4to, [1874-76].

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Godman (Frederick du Cane) A Monograph of the

Lot 319: Godman (Frederick du Cane) A Monograph of the

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Description: Godman (Frederick du Cane) A Monograph of the Petrels, bound from the original 5 parts, first edition, number 88 of 225 copies, 106 hand-coloured lithographed plates by Keulemans, text with very occcasional marginal foxing, plates very clean but lightly offset on facing leaves, bookplate of Stephenson R.Clarke, bound in contemporary pictorial olive morocco, gilt, spine gilt in compartments with petrel motifs and four raised bands, t.e.g., others uncut, original part wrappers bound in at end, slightly rubbed, spine faded, a very good copy, [Anker 163; Nissen IVB 356], 4to, 1907-10.

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Gray (George Robert) A Fasciculus of the Birds of

Lot 320: Gray (George Robert) A Fasciculus of the Birds of

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Description: Gray (George Robert) A Fasciculus of the Birds of China, first edition, 12 hand-coloured lithographed plates by William Swainson, some very light marginal soiling, original cloth-backed boards, printed label on upper cover, rubbed, an excellent copy, [Fine Bird Books p.103; Nissen IVB 389], 4to, [1871]. ***Intended to illustrate a work on the birds of China which never came to fruition..

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Harrison (J.C.).- Evans (David) The Birds of Prey

Lot 321: Harrison (J.C.).- Evans (David) The Birds of Prey

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Description: Harrison (J.C.).- Evans (David) The Birds of Prey of the British Islands, number 91 of 275 copies signed by the artist, 20 tipped-in colour plates by J.C.Harrison, original half morocco, t.e.g., folio, Kingston Deverill, 1980.

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Lilford (Thomas L. Powys, 4th Baron) Coloured

Lot 322: Lilford (Thomas L. Powys, 4th Baron) Coloured

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Description: Lilford (Thomas L. Powys, 4th Baron) Coloured Figures of the Birds of the British Islands, 7 vol. bound from the original 36 parts, first edition, list of subscribers, photogravure portrait and 421 chromolithographed or hand-coloured lithographed plates, mostly after Thorburn and Keulemans, mounted on linen stubs throughout, a very clean set, contemporary half green morocco with original part wrappers bound in at ends, spines gilt, t.e.g., others uncut, slightly rubbed, spines faded with small nick to head of vol.1, [Anker 308; Fine Bird Books, p.119; Nissen IVB 563], large 8vo, 1885-97.

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Lot 323: Lowe (Edward Joseph) Ferns: British and Exotic, 8

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Description: Lowe (Edward Joseph) Ferns: British and Exotic, 8 vol., 466 coloured plates, plate-guards, contemporary half morocco, gilt, 1867-69; A Natural History of British Grasses, 74 coloured plates, light offsetting, bookplate to pastedown, contemporary half calf, rubbed and scuffed, 1858; Beautiful Leaved Plants, 60 coloured plates, plate-guards, contemporary half morocco, rubbed, 1868; and 4 others, ferns, 8vo (14)

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Lot 324: Martyn (Thomas) Thirty-Eight Plates...to

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Description: Martyn (Thomas) Thirty-Eight Plates...to Illustrate Linnæs's System of Vegetables, 37 hand-coloured engraved plates, contemporary ink inscriptions to endpaper and pastedown, original boards, spine chipped, for B. and J. White, 1794 § Meyrick (William) The New Family Herbal, engraved frontispiece and 14 hand-coloured plates, damp-staining to frontispiece, contemporary ink inscription, contemporary tree-calf, rebacked, Birmingham, 1790 § Hill (Sir John) The Family Herbal, 54 hand-coloured engraved plates, some ff. working loose, General Index in a contemporary hand bound in at end, hinges repaired, contemporary mottled calf, a little rubbed and scuffed, Bungay, [1812]; and 21 others, botany, 8vo (24)

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Lot 325: Meinertzhagen Birds of Arabia, 1954; Pirates and

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Description: Meinertzhagen Birds of Arabia, 1954; Pirates and Predators, 1959; The Life of a Boy: Daniel Meinertzhagen 1925-1944, 1947, first editions, colour plates, illustrations, original cloth, dust-jackets, a little rubbed and frayed at edges, Edinburgh & London; and another about Meinertzhagen, 4to & 8vo (4)

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Lot 326: Meinertzhagen (Col. Richard) Birds of Arabia,

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Description: Meinertzhagen (Col. Richard) Birds of Arabia, number 8 of 305 de luxe reprints, tipped-in colour plates, contemporary half green morocco, spine gilt in compartments with bird and palm tree with crossed swords motifs, t.e.g., folio, 1980.

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Millais (John Guille) The Natural History of the

Lot 327: Millais (John Guille) The Natural History of the

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Description: Millais (John Guille) The Natural History of the British Surface-Feeding Ducks, first edition, number 505 of 600 large paper copies, additional pictorial title, 6 photogravure plates, 41 colour plates (of which 13 chromolithographed) by Millais and Thorburn, and 18 uncoloured plates on 25 sheets, some wood-engraved, tissue guards, original cloth, t.e.g., others uncut, very slightly rubbed at edges, [Anker 340; Nissen IVB 635], large 4to, 1902.

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Lot 328: Millais (John Guille) The Mammals of Great Britain

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Description: Millais (John Guille) The Mammals of Great Britain and Ireland, 3 vol., limited edition, plates, some colour, tissue guards, original buckram-backed cloth, gilt, spines faded, corners bumped, t.e.g., 4to, 1904-6.

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Millais (John Guille) The Natural History of

Lot 329: Millais (John Guille) The Natural History of

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Description: Millais (John Guille) The Natural History of British Game Birds, first edition, number 502 of 550 copies, 18 colour plates by Millais and Thorburn (all but 4 by Thorburn), 18 other plates, all but one photogravure, tissue guards, original buckram-backed cloth, t.e.g., spine lightly faded, lower corners bumped, [Nissen IVB 636], large 4to, 1909.

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Millais (John Guille) British Diving Ducks, 2

Lot 330: Millais (John Guille) British Diving Ducks, 2

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Description: Millais (John Guille) British Diving Ducks, 2 vol., first edition, number 423 of 450 copies, 81 plates on 74 sheets (39 colour, 14 photogravure and 21 collotype) by Thorburn, Dixon, Grönvold and Millais, tissue guards, original red buckram, t.e.g., slightly mottled, spines a little faded, [Anker 342; Nissen IVB 633], large 4to, 1913.

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Lot 331: Morris (Rev. Morris Orpen) A History of British

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Description: Morris (Rev. Morris Orpen) A History of British Birds, 6 vol., first edition, 358 colour-printed wood-engraved plates, some finished by hand, occasional light foxing, contemporary half morocco, gilt, spines gilt, g.e., a little rubbed, [Anker 346; Nissen 645], 1851-57; A Natural History of the Nests and Eggs of British Birds, 3 vol., second edition, 232 colour-printed wood-engraved plates, plate-guards, ink inscriptions and stamps to endpapers, original pictorial cloth, gilt, spine ends and corners a little bumped, spines a little split at head, [Nissen 646], 1875, 8vo (9)

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Lot 332: Morris (Rev. Morris Orpen) A Natural History of

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Description: Morris (Rev. Morris Orpen) A Natural History of British Moths, 4 vol., 132 hand-coloured lithographed plates, plate-guards, vol. 1 some ff. becoming loose, hinges repaired, original pictorial cloth, gilt, spines a little darkened, library numbers to foot of spines, a little rubbed, 1872; A History of British Butterflies, third edition, 72 colour-printed wood-engraved plates, some finished by hand, occasional spotting, original pictorial cloth, gilt, faded at spine and margins, spine ends chipped, 1870 § Kirby (W.F.) European Butterflies and Moths, Peter Scott's copy with his ink stamp to endpaper, 55 chromolithographed plates, tissue guards, ink annotations to plates (?in Scott's hand), pencil tracings to tissue-guards (?by Scott), bookplate to pastedown, original pictorial cloth, gilt, rubbed, 1898; and another, butterflies, 8vo & 4to (7)

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Nicoll (Michael) Birds of Egypt, edited by

Lot 333: Nicoll (Michael) Birds of Egypt, edited by

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Description: Nicoll (Michael) Birds of Egypt, edited by Col.R.Meinertzhagen, 2 vol., portrait frontispiece, 3 folding colour maps, 37 plates, 31 colour after G.E.Lodge, Roland Green and H.Grönvold, illustrations, portrait foxed, occasional marginal spotting but a good copy, original cloth, gilt, uncut, very slightly rubbed, [Anker 363; Nissen IVB 675; Wood p.492], 4to, 1930.

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Rickman (Philip) [Two Sketchbooks] containing

Lot 334: Rickman (Philip) [Two Sketchbooks] containing

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Description: Rickman (Philip) [Two Sketchbooks] containing c.200 pp. of field sketches of birds, most pencil drawings, one watercolour, with a few notes, A.L.s. to Rickman loosely inserted, a few leaves loose, one original cloth, worn, lacking upper cover, the other disbound, together in modern half green morocco drop-back box, 8vo, n.d.

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Rickman (Philip) A Bird-painter's Sketch Book,

Lot 335: Rickman (Philip) A Bird-painter's Sketch Book,

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Description: Rickman (Philip) A Bird-painter's Sketch Book, 1931; Bird Sketches and Some Field Observations, 1938, numbers 37 of 125 and 1 of 250 copies respectively signed by the author/artist and with an original pencil drawing at foot of frontispieces, plats and illustrations, some colour, the first with foxing to frontispiece, original vellum-backed cloth, t.e.g., very slightly marked or faded, 4to (2)

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Rickman (Philip) A Selection of Bird Paintings and

Lot 336: Rickman (Philip) A Selection of Bird Paintings and

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Description: Rickman (Philip) A Selection of Bird Paintings and Sketches, number 295 of 500 copies signed by the artist, mounted photographic portrait and colour plates by Rickman, tissue guards, illustrations, with an additional signed sheet of pencil drawings of birds on both sides mounted on stub at beginning, original pictorial half green morocco, gilt, spine gilt in compartments with bird motifs, g.e., spine and slip-case both a little faded, folio, Holt, 1979.

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Lot 337: Rickman (Philip).- Pollard (H.B.C.) British &

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Description: Rickman (Philip).- Pollard (H.B.C.) British & American Game-Birds, number 99 of 125 copies on hand-made paper and with a signed pencil sketch by the artist, original pigskin-backed buckram, t.e.g., others uncut, 1945; Game Birds: Rearing, Preservation and Shooting, number 22a of 99 copies signed by the author and artist, 1929; The Gun Room Guide, number 32 of 225 copies signed by the author, 1930, all with colour plates and illustrations by Philip Rickman, captioned tissue guards, the last two with some foxing, original vellum-backed buckram, t.e.g., others uncut, slightly rubbed, 4to & 8vo

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Lot 338: Scott (Peter) Wild Chorus, jacket spine a little

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Description: Scott (Peter) Wild Chorus, jacket spine a little darkened, tape repairs to spine ends and corners verso, tear to head of lower panel, still excellent, slip-case, rubbed, New York, 1938; Morning Flight, bookplate to pastedowns, jacket with tape repairs to head and foot, rubbed and soiled, New York, 1935, limited editions signed by the author, plates, original cloth, dust-jackets § Thorburn (Archilbald) Handcoloured Photogravures, 5 hand-coloured photogravures, modern morocco-backed cloth with red morocco label, [c.1903]; and 2 others, illustrated bird books, 4to (5)

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Shaw (George) General Zoology, 14 vol. in 28,

Lot 339: Shaw (George) General Zoology, 14 vol. in 28,

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Description: Shaw (George) General Zoology, 14 vol. in 28, engraved vignette titles and 1218 plates, foxing, offsetting, some water-staining, mostly to vol.13 and vol.14 part 1, later 19th century half green morocco, spines gilt in compartments with floral motifs, slightly rubbed, spines a little faded but overall an attrractive set, [Nissen IVB 870], 8vo, 1800-26.

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Shelley (G.E.) A Handbook to the Birds of Egypt,

Lot 340: Shelley (G.E.) A Handbook to the Birds of Egypt,

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Description: Shelley (G.E.) A Handbook to the Birds of Egypt, first edition, 14 hand-coloured lithographed plates by Keulemans, Charles Whymper's copy with his pencil signature at head of title and annotations to text, also with a few additional plates by Keulemans bound in (hand-coloured lithographs or chromolithographs), bookplate of Whymper and Robert Washington Oates, original blind-stamped red cloth, rebacked preserving original spine, a little rubbed and stained, [Nissen IVB 872], 8vo, 1872.

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Lot 341: Sitwell (S.), Handasyde Buchanan & James Fisher.

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Description: Sitwell (S.), Handasyde Buchanan & James Fisher. Fine Bird Books 1700-1900, number 180 of 295 copies signed by the authors, 38 plates including 16 colour (1 folding), tissue guards, original half morocco, marbled board slip-case (a little rubbed), folio, 1953.

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Sweet (Robert) The British Warblers. An Account of

Lot 342: Sweet (Robert) The British Warblers. An Account of

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Description: Sweet (Robert) The British Warblers. An Account of the Genus Sylvia, 16 hand-coloured engraved plates by E.D.Smith, tissue guards, with contemporary manuscript list of warblers bound in after title, text a little browned with some offsetting from plates but plates clean and bright, modern calbacked marbled boards, [Nissen 919], 8vo, for the Author, 1823. ***Apparently complete with 44pp. including 'Additional Remarks' as in Casey Wood and the Fattorini copy..

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Thorburn (Archibald) British Birds, 5 vol.

Lot 343: Thorburn (Archibald) British Birds, 5 vol.

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Description: Thorburn (Archibald) British Birds, 5 vol. including supplement, first edition, number 70 of 105 large paper copies, 82 mounted colour plates by Thorburn, tissue guards, faint ink signature stamp to titles and a few other leaves, vol.1-4 original red cloth, t.e.g., a little rubbed and marked, supplement original wrappers, ink signature and a few notes to upper cover, slightly frayed at edges, a good set, [Anker 508; Nissen IVB 938], large 4to, 1915-16-18.

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Thorburn (Archibald) Birds of Prey, one of 150

Lot 344: Thorburn (Archibald) Birds of Prey, one of 150

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Description: Thorburn (Archibald) Birds of Prey, one of 150 sets of proofs, 12 colour plates by Thorburn, each signed by him in pencil and with small stamp to lower margin as issued, mounted on linen stubs throughout, title lightly foxed, title and all text leaves with 2 holes punched in upper inner or outer corner where previously held together with tie, bound in modern green morocco, boards with double gilt rule and Greek key border, title in gilt on upper cover, spine gilt with head of bird of prey at head and foot, spine very slightly faded, with the original borad portfolio in which the plates were issued (a little worn), 4to, 1919. (2) ***A handsome copy of the scarcest of Thorburn's works..

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Lot 345: Thorburn (Archibald) A Naturalist's Sketch Book,

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Description: Thorburn (Archibald) A Naturalist's Sketch Book, first edition, number 50 of 105 large paper copies, 60 mounted plates by Thorburn, some colour, tissue guards, original red cloth, t.e.g., lower cover very slightly bowed, [Anker 509; Nissen IVB 940], large 4to, 1919.

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Thorburn (Archibald) British Mammals, 2 vol.,

Lot 346: Thorburn (Archibald) British Mammals, 2 vol.,

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Description: Thorburn (Archibald) British Mammals, 2 vol., first edition, number 57 of 155 large paper copies, 50 mounted colour plates by Thorburn, tissue guards, endpapers foxed, especially in vol.1, original red cloth, t.e.g., lightly mottled, a few marks to upper cover of vol.2, [Nissen ZBI 4128], large 4to, 1920-21.

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Lot 347: Thorburn (Archibald) British Mammals, 50 colour

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Description: Thorburn (Archibald) British Mammals, 50 colour plates by Thorburn, [Nissen ZBI 4128], 1920-21; A Naturalist's Sketch Book, 60 plates by Thorburn, some colour, [Nissen IVB 940], 1919, tissue guards, uniform original red cloth, t.e.g., slightly rubbed or faded, 4to (3)

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Thorburn (Archibald) Game Birds and Wild-Fowl of

Lot 348: Thorburn (Archibald) Game Birds and Wild-Fowl of

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Description: Thorburn (Archibald) Game Birds and Wild-Fowl of Great Britain and Ireland, first edition, number 54 of 155 large paper copies, 30 mounted colour plates by Thorburn, tissue guards, original red cloth, t.e.g., a little rubbed and marked, rebacked preserving original spine, [Nissen IVB 939], folio, 1923.

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