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Auction Description for Swann: MAPS, ATLASES, NATURAL HISTORY, EPHEMERA
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Exhibition & Sale Schedule: Sale 2297 - Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Historical Prints, Ephemera - begins at 10:30am in New York on Thurs, December 6. All material in Sale 2297 on display at our premises in New York City, 104 East 25th Street, as follows - Sat, Dec 1: Noon to 5pm - Mon, Dec 3: 10am to 6pm - Tues, Dec 4: 10am to 6pm - Wed, Dec 5: 10am to 6pm - No exhibition on day of sale.

MAPS, ATLASES, NATURAL HISTORY, EPHEMERA

by Swann Auction Galleries

Platinum House

553 lots | 268 with images

December 6, 2012

Live Auction

104 East 25th Street

New York, NY, 10010 USA

Phone: 212.254.4710

Fax: 212 979 1017

Email: swann@swanngalleries.com

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Lot 251: (AGRICULTURE.) Potts, Thomas. The British Farmer's Cyclopaedia; or, Complete Agricultural Dictionary. 1807 [i. e., 1809]

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Description: (AGRICULTURE.) Potts, Thomas. The British Farmer's Cyclopaedia; or, Complete Agricultural Dictionary. Engraved additional title ("Second Edition") dated 1809; 40 (of 42) engraved plates, including 22 (of 24?) hand-colored. 4to, contemporary tree calf, rebacked with reversed leather; occasional marginal soiling, some uncolored plates browned and/or dampstained, old stamp on titles. London, 1807 [i. e., 1809]

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(ANIMALS.) Audubon, John James. The Quadrupeds of North America.

Lot 252: (ANIMALS.) Audubon, John James. The Quadrupeds of North America.

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Description: (ANIMALS.) Audubon, John James. The Quadrupeds of North America. 155 hand-colored lithographed plates. 3 volumes. 8vo, original morocco gilt, some wear at extremities; internally clean. New York, 1852; 1851; 1854

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Lot 253: (ANIMALS.) Bewick, Thomas. A General History of Quadrupeds. Seventh Edition.

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Description: (ANIMALS.) Bewick, Thomas. A General History of Quadrupeds. Seventh Edition. Profusion of wood-engraved illustrations by Bewick. 8vo, early diced calf, quite worn; title-page browned, scattered soiling and foxing; early owner's inscriptions and scrawls. Newcastle, 1820

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Lot 254: (ANIMALS.) Bewick, Thomas. A General History of Quadrupeds. Eighth Edition.

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Description: (ANIMALS.) Bewick, Thomas. A General History of Quadrupeds. Eighth Edition. Profusion of wood-engraved illustrations by Bewick. 8vo, modern 1/4 calf. Newcastle, 1824

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Lot 255: (ANIMALS.) Cuvier, Georges; Baron. The Animal Kingdom.

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Description: (ANIMALS.) Cuvier, Georges; Baron. The Animal Kingdom. Numerous lovely engraved plates, profusion of illustrations. 8vo, calf gilt. London, 1849

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Lot 256: (ANIMALS.) Millais, John Guille. The Mammals of Great Britain and Ireland. 3 vols. 1904-06

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Description: (ANIMALS.) Millais, John Guille. The Mammals of Great Britain and Ireland. 273 plates, including 62 in color, after Millais, Grönvold, Thorburn, and others. Half-titles. 3 volumes. Large 4to, 345x314 mm, original cloth, somewhat worn and shaken; scattered foxing marginally affecting some plates, minor tape repair on verso of Volume 1 frontispiece. first edition,/span limited to 1025 copies. Nissen ZBI 2819. London, 1904-06

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Lot 257: (ANIMALS.) Pennant, Thomas. History of Quadrupeds. 2 vols. 1781

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Description: (ANIMALS.) Pennant, Thomas. History of Quadrupeds. 52 engraved plates. [2], 284; [2], xxiv, 285-566, [16] pages, including engraved titles, penultimate ad leaf, and final blank. 2 volumes. 4to, contemporary tree calf, rebacked; light offsetting from plates throughout, varying foxing on text leaves, some plates unevenly toned, early owners' signatures on titles. Nissen ZBI 3108. London: B. White, 1781

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Lot 258: (BIRDS.) Baird, S. F.; and others. A History of North American Birds.

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Description: (BIRDS.) Baird, S. F.; and others. A History of North American Birds. 100 chromolithographed plates. 3 volumes. 4to, library buckram; internally clean; ex-library, with shelf labels removed from backstrips, otherwise unmarked. Boston, 1875

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Lot 259: (BIRDS.) Baird, Spencer F.; and others. The Water Birds of North America.

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Description: (BIRDS.) Baird, Spencer F.; and others. The Water Birds of North America. Hundreds of illustrations, many of them hand-colored. 2 volumes. 4to, original gilt-pictorial cloth, a trifle rubbed; internally clean. Boston, 1884

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(BIRDS.) Bartlett, Edward. A Monograph of the Weaver-Birds . . . and Arboreal and Terrestrial Finches.  Parts 1-5 in one vol. 1888-89

Lot 260: (BIRDS.) Bartlett, Edward. A Monograph of the Weaver-Birds . . . and Arboreal and Terrestrial Finches. Parts 1-5 in one vol. 1888-89

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Description: (BIRDS.) Bartlett, Edward. A Monograph of the Weaver-Birds, Ploceidae, and Arboreal and Terrestrial Finches, Fringillidae. Parts 1-5 in one volume. 31 hand-colored lithographed plates after Frohawk. 4to, contemporary 1/2 calf, top of spine worn, raised bands rubbed, original wrappers of the first and last parts bound in; scattered foxing affecting some plates, dampstain in blank upper margin of plate depicting Phyrigilus Alaudinus. first edition. all published./span Nissen IVB 77. Maidstone, 1888-89

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Lot 261: (BIRDS.) Bewick, Thomas. A History of British Birds * A Supplement to the History of British Birds.

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Description: (BIRDS.) Bewick, Thomas. A History of British Birds * A Supplement to the History of British Birds. Profusion of wood-engraved illustrations by Bewick.Together, 3 volumes. 8vo, early tree calf, extremities rubbed; internally quite clean; armorial bookplates of J. C. Mansel-Pleydell. London, 1804; 1821

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Lot 262: (BIRDS.) Bewick, Thomas. A History of British Birds.

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Description: (BIRDS.) Bewick, Thomas. A History of British Birds. Profusion of wood-engraved illustrations by Bewick. 2 volumes. 8vo, early calf, rebacked with original backs retained; scattered minor foxing. Newcastle, 1826

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(BIRDS.) Bonaparte, Charles-Lucien. American Ornithology.  4 vols.  1825-33.  Lacks one plate.

Lot 263: (BIRDS.) Bonaparte, Charles-Lucien. American Ornithology. 4 vols. 1825-33. Lacks one plate.

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Description: (BIRDS.) Bonaparte, Charles-Lucien. American Ornithology; or, The Natural History of Birds inhabiting the United States, not given by Wilson. 26 (of 27) hand-colored engraved plates after T. R. Peale, A. Rider, and J. J. Audubon; lacks plate 6 (Crimson-Necked Bullfinch). 4 volumes in 2. Large 4to, 373x289 mm, 19th-century 1/2 red morocco gilt, some wear to extremities, Volume 1/2 contents completely loose in binding; varying browning and occasional marginal stains on text leaves, offsetting from plates throughout, toning and offsetting on most plates in Volumes 2-4. first edition./span Nissen IVB 116. Philadelphia, 1825-33

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Lot 264: (BIRDS.) Bonnaterre and Vieillot. Tableau Encyclopédique et Méthodique des Trois Règnes de la Nature. Ornithologie. Plate vol. only.

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Description: (BIRDS.) Bonnaterre, Pierre-Joseph; and Vieillot, Louis-Pierre. Tableau Encyclopédique et Méthodique des Trois Règnes de la Nature. Ornithologie. plate volume only./span 247 engraved plates; lacks title. 4to, contemporary marbled boards, modern cloth spine and corners, with worn contemporary sheep backstrip laid down; occasional light toning and minor marginal foxing, old institutional stamp on plate 1. [Paris, 1790-1823]

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(BIRDS.) Bree, C. R. A History of the Birds of Europe not Observed in the British Isles.

Lot 265: (BIRDS.) Bree, C. R. A History of the Birds of Europe not Observed in the British Isles.

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Description: (BIRDS.) Bree, C. R. A History of the Birds of Europe not Observed in the British Isles. 238 hand-colored plates. 4 volumes. Tall 8vo, lovely 1/2 morocco gilt; some fairly heavy foxing on endpapers, scattered light foxing otherwise, plates generally bright and clean. first edition./span London, 1859-63

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(BIRDS.) Buller, Walter Lawry; Sir. A History of the Birds of New Zealand . . . Second Edition. 4 vols., including supplement

Lot 266: (BIRDS.) Buller, Walter Lawry; Sir. A History of the Birds of New Zealand . . . Second Edition. 4 vols., including supplement

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Description: (BIRDS.) Buller, Walter Lawry; Sir. A History of the Birds of New Zealand . . . Second Edition. 48 chromolithographed plates after Keulemans, and 2 lithographed plates after Smit. 2 volumes * Supplement to the 'Birds of New Zealand.' Engraved frontispiece portrait of Buller; 12 hand-colored lithographed plates after Keulemans. 2 volumes. Together, 4 volumes. Folio, 358-369x265-275 mm, first volume of the main work in later cloth, with contents completely loose in binding, the rest in publisher's 1/2 sheep, quite worn, Supplement Volume 2 spine missing top compartment; varying foxing on text leaves, minor marginal spotting or finger soiling on some plates, portrait severely foxed. Nissen IVB 163. London, 1888; 1905-06

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(BIRDS.) Butler, Arthur Gardiner. Foreign Finches in Captivity.   1894.  Lacks one plate.

Lot 267: (BIRDS.) Butler, Arthur Gardiner. Foreign Finches in Captivity. 1894. Lacks one plate.

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Description: (BIRDS.) Butler, Arthur Gardiner. Foreign Finches in Captivity. 59 (of 60) hand-colored lithographed plates; lacks plate to face page 152 (The Painted Finch). Errata slips tipped in facing pages 44 and 134. Folio, original cloth, shaken, spine faded; scattered minor foxing affecting some plates, margins trimmed on plate facing page 240 (Chestnut-Breasted Finch etc.) not affecting image. first edition./span Nissen IVB 169. London, 1894

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(BIRDS.) Crawshay, Richard. The Birds of Tierra del Fuego.

Lot 268: (BIRDS.) Crawshay, Richard. The Birds of Tierra del Fuego.

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Description: (BIRDS.) Crawshay, Richard. The Birds of Tierra del Fuego. Map, 23 hand-colored plates of birds, 23 uncolored view plates. 4to, publisher's 1/4 morocco, slight rubbing at joints. one of 300 numbered copies./span London, 1907

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Lot 269: (BIRDS.) Descourtilz, J. T. Ornitologia Brasileira.

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Description: (BIRDS.) Descourtilz, J. T. Ornitologia Brasileira. 48 mounted color plates. 2 volumes. Folio, contemporary calf, backstrip faded, extremities rubbed; bookplates crudely removed from front pastedowns. limited edition./span Rio de Janeiro, [1944]

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(BIRDS.) Dresser, Henry Eeles. A History of the Birds of Europe.  9 vols.  1871-96

Lot 270: (BIRDS.) Dresser, Henry Eeles. A History of the Birds of Europe. 9 vols. 1871-96

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Description: (BIRDS.) Dresser, Henry Eeles. A History of the Birds of Europe. Pictorial additional title in each volume; 723 lithographed plates, chiefly after Keulemans, all but 2 hand-colored. 9 volumes, including index and supplement. 4to, contemporary 1/2 morocco gilt by R. H. Porter, spines scuffed, supplement part wrappers bound in; pencil pagination and plate numbering in upper outer corners throughout Volumes 2-8, minor stain on Volume 3 fore edges, otherwise generally clean internally. Armorial bookplates of Sir James Ramsay Gibson Maitland, Bart. first edition./span Nissen IVB 267. London, 1871-96

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(BIRDS.) Fulton, Robert. The Illustrated Book of Pigeons.  50 parts.  1880s

Lot 271: (BIRDS.) Fulton, Robert. The Illustrated Book of Pigeons. 50 parts. 1880s

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Description: (BIRDS.) Fulton, Robert. The Illustrated Book of Pigeons. 50 chromolithographed plates. 50 parts. 4to, original wrappers; contents clean; unopened; cloth folding case, upper lid detached; H. Bradley Martin bookplate. first edition, in the original parts./span London: Cassell & Company, 1880s

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(BIRDS.) Gentry, Thomas G. Nests and Eggs of the Birds of the United States.  1882

Lot 272: (BIRDS.) Gentry, Thomas G. Nests and Eggs of the Birds of the United States. 1882

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Description: (BIRDS.) Gentry, Thomas G. Nests and Eggs of the Birds of the United States. Lithographed frontispiece portrait of the author; 55 chromolithographed plates, including pictorial title. Half-title. 4to, later 1/2 calf gilt, rear joint starting at top, original wrappers bound in; offsetting from plates in first half of volume, few plates and text leaves bound out of order, plate following page x browned in upper and lower margins, remaining plates clean. Nissen IVB 345. Philadelphia, 1882

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Lot 273: (BIRDS.) Godman, Frederick du Cane. A Monograph of the Petrels (Order Tubinares). 1910

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Description: (BIRDS.) Godman, Frederick du Cane. A Monograph of the Petrels (Order Tubinares). Part 5 (of 5) only. 20 hand-colored lithographed plates after Keulemans and Grönvold. 4to, 324x251 mm, later buckram, covers spotted, original wrappers bound in; text leaves toned, plates generally clean, occasionally offsetting onto facing pages. first edition./span Nissen IVB 356. London, 1910

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(BIRDS.) Gould, John; and Sharpe, Richard Bowdler. Birds of New Guinea and the Adjacent Papuan Islands. Vols. 2-5 (of 5). 1875-88

Lot 274: (BIRDS.) Gould, John; and Sharpe, Richard Bowdler. Birds of New Guinea and the Adjacent Papuan Islands. Vols. 2-5 (of 5). 1875-88

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Description: (BIRDS.) Gould, John; and Sharpe, Richard Bowdler. Birds of New Guinea and the Adjacent Papuan Islands. Volumes 2-5 (of 5). 264 (of 320) hand-colored lithographed plates heightened with gum arabic. Together, 4 volumes. Folio, 548x377 mm, contemporary 1/2 morocco gilt by Birdsall of Northampton, some wear to extremities, faint discoloration on Volume 5 covers; endleaves heavily foxed, varying foxing of text, light to moderate and mostly marginal foxing on around a quarter of the plates, the remainder generally clean. London, 1875-88

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(BIRDS.) Gould, John. A Synopsis of the Birds of Australia, and the Adjacent Islands.  1837-38.  Lacks title and contents leaf.

Lot 275: (BIRDS.) Gould, John. A Synopsis of the Birds of Australia, and the Adjacent Islands. 1837-38. Lacks title and contents leaf.

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Description: (BIRDS.) Gould, John. A Synopsis of the Birds of Australia, and the Adjacent Islands. 73 hand-colored lithographed plates depicting the heads of 168 birds. [75] (of [77]) leaves, 8 pages; lacks title/span and contents leaf. Large 8vo, 271x181 mm, contemporary morocco gilt, extremities rubbed; light offsetting from plates onto facing text pages, some foxing at beginning and end of volume, most plates clean. first edition,/span bound from the parts(?). Nissen IVB 382. [London, 1837-38]

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Lot 276: (BIRDS.) Hewitson, William Chapman. Coloured Illustrations of the Eggs of British Birds . . . Third Edition. 2 vols. 1856

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Description: (BIRDS.) Hewitson, William Chapman. Coloured Illustrations of the Eggs of British Birds . . . Third Edition. 149 hand-colored lithographed plates. Half-titles. 2 volumes. 8vo, contemporary 1/2 calf, spines quite worn, covers detached or starting; scattered foxing lightly affecting some plates; 19th-century armorial bookplates of Herbert of Clytha. Nissen IVB 442. London, 1856

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Lot 277: (BIRDS.) Howard, Henry Eliot. The British Warblers. A History with Problems of their Lives. 2 vols. 1907-14

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Description: (BIRDS.) Howard, Henry Eliot. The British Warblers. A History with Problems of their Lives. 86 plates after Grönvold, comprising 35 chromolithographs and 51 photogravures; 12 lithographed maps. Half-titles; errata leaf in Volume 1. 2 volumes. 4to, 284x185 mm, later 1/2 green morocco, spines faded; mostly minor foxing on some photogravures, contents otherwise generally quite clean. first edition, bound from the parts./span Nissen IVB 454. London, 1907-14

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Lot 278: (BIRDS.) Jardine, William. The Natural History of Humming-Birds.

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Description: (BIRDS.) Jardine, William. The Natural History of Humming-Birds. 34 hand-colored engraved plates. 2 volumes. Tall 8vo, modern 1/4 crushed morocco gilt. Edinburgh, 1840

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Lot 279: (BIRDS.) Lilford, Thomas, 4th Baron. Coloured Figures of the Birds of the British Islands. Vols. 1, 3-7, and index. 1896-97

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Description: (BIRDS.) Lilford, Thomas Littleton Powys; 4th Baron. Coloured Figures of the Birds of the British Islands. Volumes 1, 3-7, and separately bound index. Photogravure frontispiece portrait of Lilford; 320 chromolithographed plates only. Together, 6 (of 7) volumes, bound in 7. Large 8vo, contemporary 1/2 morocco, worn; some heavy browning on text leaves, varying toning and/or marginal foxing on many plates. Nissen IVB 563 London, 1885-97 [i. e., 1896-97]

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(BIRDS.) Meyer, Henry Leonard. Coloured Illustrations of British Birds and their Eggs.  7 vols.  1842-50

Lot 280: (BIRDS.) Meyer, Henry Leonard. Coloured Illustrations of British Birds and their Eggs. 7 vols. 1842-50

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Description: (BIRDS.) Meyer, Henry Leonard. Coloured Illustrations of British Birds and their Eggs. 434 lithographed plates, all but 8 hand-colored. Errata leaf in Volume 7. 7 volumes. 8vo, contemporary 1/2 morocco gilt by Thomas Atkinson of Kendal, with his tickets, extremities rubbed; scattered foxing affecting some plates. 19th-century bookplates of R. L. Watson and Edward Brown Lees. first edition./span Nissen IVB 628. London, 1842-50

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Lot 281: (BIRDS.) Millais, John Guille. The Natural History of the British Surface-Feeding Ducks. 1902

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Description: (BIRDS.) Millais, John Guille. The Natural History of the British Surface-Feeding Ducks. Pictorial additional title and 65 plates, including 41 in color and 6 photogravures. Large 4to, original cloth, spine and cover corners discolored; contents clean. Dundas of Dundas armorial bookplate. first edition. number 413 of 600 large-paper copies./span Nissen IVB 635. London, 1902

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(BIRDS.) Morris, Beverley R. British Game Birds and Wildfowl.

Lot 282: (BIRDS.) Morris, Beverley R. British Game Birds and Wildfowl.

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Description: (BIRDS.) Morris, Beverley R. British Game Birds and Wildfowl. 60 lovely hand-colored lithographed plates. 4to, contemporary 1/2 morocco, extremities quite rubbed; scattered minor foxing. first edition./span London, 1864

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Lot 283: (BIRDS.) Morris, F. O. A History of British Birds.

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Description: (BIRDS.) Morris, F. O. A History of British Birds. 358 hand-colored plates. 6 volumes. 8vo, original cloth, some extremities worn, front joint on third volume partially split. London, 1860-64

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Lot 284: (BIRDS.) Nuyens, A. De Vogelwereld. Handboek voor Liefhebbers van Kamer- en Parkvogels. 1886

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Description: (BIRDS.) Nuyens, A. De Vogelwereld. Handboek voor Liefhebbers van Kamer- en Parkvogels. 48 chromolithographed plates with multiple subjects. 2 parts in one volume. Folio, original cloth, spine faded and rubbed, recased, endpapers renewed; scattered foxing, generally not affecting plates. first edition./span Nissen IVB 686 (mistakenly calling for 49 plates). Groningen, 1886

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Lot 285: (BIRDS.) Morris, F. O. A History of British Birds.

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Description: (BIRDS.) Morris, F. O. A History of British Birds. 358 hand-colored plates. 6 volumes. 8vo, original cloth, quite bright; extraneous picture mounted to flyleaf in one volume. London, 1863-64

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(BIRDS.) Rothschild, Walter. Extinct Birds.  1907

Lot 286: (BIRDS.) Rothschild, Walter. Extinct Birds. 1907

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Description: (BIRDS.) Rothschild, Walter. Extinct Birds. 45 chromolithographed plates after Keulemans, Grönvold, and others; 4 black-and-white outline plates. Half-title. Folio, 374x282 mm, contemporary 1/2 morocco gilt, spine slightly faded, extremities rubbed; scattered foxing, lightly affecting some plates. first edition. number 35 of 300 copies, signed by rothschild./span Nissen IVB 795. London, 1907

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(BIRDS.) Rowley, George Dawson. Ornithological Miscellany.  3 vols.  1876-78.  Lacks 65 plates.

Lot 287: (BIRDS.) Rowley, George Dawson. Ornithological Miscellany. 3 vols. 1876-78. Lacks 65 plates.

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Description: (BIRDS.) Rowley, George Dawson. Ornithological Miscellany. 70 (of 135) plates after Keulemans and others, including 50 hand-colored lithographs; 3 lithographed maps, partly hand-colored in outline. Half-titles. 3 volumes. 4to, 323x250 mm, contemporary 1/2 morocco gilt, extremities worn, original wrappers bound in; contents relatively clean, text leaf loose in Volume 3. first edition, bound from the parts./span Nissen IVB 798. London, 1876-78

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(BIRDS.) Sclater, Philip Lutley. Report of the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger . . .  Report on the Birds.  1881

Lot 288: (BIRDS.) Sclater, Philip Lutley. Report of the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger . . . Report on the Birds. 1881

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Description: (BIRDS.) Sclater, Philip Lutley. Report of the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger . . . Zoology—Vol. II. Part VIII—Report on the Birds. 30 hand-colored lithographed plates. 4to, contemporary 1/2 morocco, extremities rubbed, rear cover spotted; scattered foxing on text leaves, plates clean. first edition./span Nissen IVB. London, 1881

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(BIRDS.) Sclater, Philip Lutley; and Hudson, William Henry. Argentine Ornithology.  2 vols.  1888-89

Lot 289: (BIRDS.) Sclater, Philip Lutley; and Hudson, William Henry. Argentine Ornithology. 2 vols. 1888-89

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Description: (BIRDS.) Sclater, Philip Lutley; and Hudson, William Henry. Argentine Ornithology. 20 hand-colored lithographed plates after Keulemans. 2 volumes. 8vo, original boards, soiled and worn, needs rebacking; endpapers foxed, otherwise generally clean internally, few plates loose, Introduction to Volume 1 (pages [xvii]-xxiv) bound in Volume 2. London, 1888-89

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(BIRDS.) Sclater, Philip Lutley; and Salvin, Osbert. Exotic Ornithology.  1869

Lot 290: (BIRDS.) Sclater, Philip Lutley; and Salvin, Osbert. Exotic Ornithology. 1869

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Description: (BIRDS.) Sclater, Philip Lutley; and Salvin, Osbert. Exotic Ornithology. 100 hand-colored lithographed plates. Folio, 364x276 mm, contemporary 1/2 morocco gilt, moderate wear; scattered foxing on text leaves and on around a quarter of the plates, light stains in outer margin of plate 89. Bookplate of R. J. Balston, F.Z.S. first edition in book form./span Nissen IVB 844. London, 1869

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(BIRDS.) Wilson, Alexander. American Ornithology.  Vols. 7-9 (of 9) in one.  1813-14

Lot 291: (BIRDS.) Wilson, Alexander. American Ornithology. Vols. 7-9 (of 9) in one. 1813-14

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Description: (BIRDS.) Wilson, Alexander. American Ornithology. Volumes 7-9 (of 9), with 22 (of 76) hand-colored engraved plates, bound in one volume. Large 4to, 345x266 mm, 19th-century 1/2 red morocco gilt, some wear to extremities; moderate to severe browning or foxing on most plates in Volume 7, the remainder with only very faint offsetting from facing text pages. first edition./span Nissen IVB 992. Philadelphia, 1813-14

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(BIRDS.) Wilson, Alexander. American Ornithology.

Lot 292: (BIRDS.) Wilson, Alexander. American Ornithology.

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Description: (BIRDS.) Wilson, Alexander. American Ornithology. Atlas volume, only, containing 76 hand-colored engraved plates, plates measuring 365x280 mm, tissue guards throughout. Folio, later 1/2 morocco, some wear at extremities; scattered minor finger soiling, occasional small spots and some minor toning; slipcase. New York and Philadelphia, 1829

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Lot 293: (BIRDS.) Yarrell, William. A History of British Birds. 3 vols. 1856

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Description: (BIRDS.) Yarrell, William. A History of British Birds. Profusion of wood-engraved text illustrations. Half-titles. 3 volumes. 8vo, original cloth, rubbed; internally clean, with only early 20th-century owner's signature on titles. Nissen IVB 1029. London, 1856

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Lot 294: BOSWELL, HENRY. Complete Historical Descriptions of . . . of Picturesque Views . . . of England and Wales. Circa 1785

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Description: BOSWELL, HENRY. Complete Historical Descriptions of a New and Elegant Collection of Picturesque Views and Representations of the Antiquities of England and Wales. Engraved frontispiece and 262 (of ?) plates. Folio, 372x243 mm, contemporary calf, badly worn, front cover detached; offsetting from plates throughout, varying foxing and dampstaining affecting some plates, crudely repaired clean tear in one text leaf. London: printed for Alex. Hogg, and sold by all other booksellers, circa 1785?

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Lot 295: (BOTANICAL.) Brehmer, Johanna. Das Blumenjahr in Bild und Lied.

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Description: (BOTANICAL.) Brehmer, Johanna. Das Blumenjahr in Bild und Lied. 12 lovely chromolithographed plates on light card stock. Large 4to, richly gilt-decorated publisher's cloth, some wear at extremities; internally clean. Frankfurt, circa 1882

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Lot 296: (BOTANICAL.) Clarkson, L. Indian Summer * Violet among the Lilies.

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Description: (BOTANICAL.) Clarkson, L. Indian Summer * Violet among the Lilies. Together, 2 volumes; first with 4 tinted lithographed plates and 12 chromolithographed plates; Violet with 8 chromolithographed plates. Small folio, original pictorial cloth; front hinge starting in Indian Summer. New York, 1881; 1885

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Lot 297: (BOTANICAL.) Culpeper, Nicholas. The Complete Herbal . . . New Edition. Circa 1840

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Description: (BOTANICAL.) Culpeper, Nicholas. The Complete Herbal . . . New Edition. Engraved additional title and 20 hand-colored lithographed plates, each with 9 botanical subjects. 4to, contemporary 1/2 sheep, quite worn, needs rebacking; clean tear across first plate, lacks 2 index leaves. London: Virtue & Co., circa 1840

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Lot 298: (BOTANICAL.) Dykes, William and E. Katherine. Notes on Tulip Species.

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Description: (BOTANICAL.) Dykes, William and E. Katherine. Notes on Tulip Species. 54 color plates. Folio, publisher's cloth; dust jacket. London, (1930)

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Lot 299: (BOTANICAL.) Ellis, John. The Natural History of Many Curious and Uncommon Zoophytes.

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Description: (BOTANICAL.) Ellis, John. The Natural History of Many Curious and Uncommon Zoophytes. 60 (of 63) engraved plates, some hand-colored; lacking plates 10, 30, and 31. 4to, early calf, rebacked; some scattered browning, title-page and dedication leaf partially remargined, several small tears in text, lacking text leaves R3-4; early manuscript additions on the plates giving Latin names of pictured zoophytes. London, 1786

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(BOTANICAL.) Le Maire, Charles; and others. Flore des Serres et des Jardins de l'Europe.

Lot 300: (BOTANICAL.) Le Maire, Charles; and others. Flore des Serres et des Jardins de l'Europe.

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Description: (BOTANICAL.) Le Maire, Charles; and others. Flore des Serres et des Jardins de l'Europe. Volumes 8 and 19 only, containing 190 chromolithographed color plates, and 21 uncolored or tinted lithographed plates. 2 volumes. Square 8vo, uniform 1/4 morocco; internally quite clean, a few scattered plates with minor foxing; ex-library, with scattered inked stamps to some text leaves and on the versos of some plates. Gand, 1852-22; 1873

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