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  1. 8vo, viii, 34, [2], 248 pp., 43 fine hand-coloured engraved plates (2 folding) after Oudart and Prêtre, text quite foxed at beginning, occasionally elsewhere, plates clean, contemporary red morocco gilt, all edges gilt, joints rubbed, a very good copy.

    £1,950
  2. First edition. 2 vols., limited to 3000 copies, 8vo, xviii, 244; x, 240 pp., 22 coloured plates by Gronvold, original grey buckram-backed green cloth gilt, covers with gilt pictorial roundel, original dust-wrappers lettered in brown (light edge wear), an excellent copy.

    £350
  3. 8 vols, original red cloth gilt decorated in gilt and black, 358 hand-coloured lithograph plates, slightly shaken, a very good clean set.

    £750
  4. First edition. 2 parts in 1 vol., 8vo, viii, 101; viii, 67 pp., 80 woodcuts in text by Mr. Mark of Wellington, Shropshire; contemporary green half morocco gilt, marbled sides, top edge gilt, small defect to blank outer corner page 5, a very good copy.

    £650
  5. 'British Birds': first edition, 2 vols, numerous woodcut illustrations; 'Quadrupeds': fourth edition, numerous woodcut illustrations, the odd spot, otherwise all volumes internally clean, 3 vols in total; 8vo (222 x 145mm.); uniformly bound in full red morocco by Riviere & Son, spines with raised bands in six compartments, gilt-lettered, gilt edges, marbled endpapers, inner dentelles, a fine set.

    £1,650
  6. First edition; 4to, (28 x 22 cm); dedication and advertisement leaves, 100 hand-coloured engraved plates after Hayes, his wife and children, without the frontispiece plate (as often), some offsetting to prelims, leaves slightly toned; crushed green morocco gilt by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, spine gilt in compartments with bird motifs, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, an excellent example.

    £7,500
  7. First edition, 3 vols (incl. supplement), 8vo (24 x 16 cm) with an autograph letter signed by the author (3pp), presentation note from W.H. Mullens (author of A bibliography of British ornithology) to Thomas Parkin, 169 hand-coloured lithographed plates, bookplate, marbled endpapers; some slight foxing and marking to some plates but mainly to the verso and few preliminary pages; contemporary half black morocco, marbled boards; spine lavishly gilt decorated and lettered; a fine example.

    £2,250
  8. A new edition, with engravings. 2 vols, 8vo, engraved frontispieces. Publsher's boards, blue sides, brown spine, white paper title labels to each spine printed in black. Uncut. Minor spotting but an exceptional survival in the original condition.

    £375
  9. First edition. Two vols, folio (53 x 34 cm); 145 stipple engraved plates after Jacques Barraband, printed in colours and finished by hand (with tissue guards); half-titles present, list of plates at end of each volume, uncut, two leaves of letterpress with marginal closed-tears, occasional minor foxing; contemporary French half red morocco-grain roan, spines lettered in gilt, dark slate-green pebble-grain cloth, bindings slightly rubbed; overall a very attractive copy.

    £125,000
 

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