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  • Beytrag zur Naturgeschichte der Vogel.

    SPALOWSKY, Joachim Johann Nepomuk Anton.
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    Luxurious copy with original watercolours. Unique copy of one of the rarest works of zoological book illustration, from the library of the banker, ...

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  • Album of watercolours of flowers, fruit and silkworms.

    [CHINESE SCHOOL].
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    From the collection of the 5th Duke of Marlborough. A sumptuous collection of mounted watercolours depicting Chinese silkworm cultivation, birds (i...

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  • Histoire Naturelle des Perroquets.

    LEVAILLANT, François; BARRABAND, Jacques (illustrator).
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    Large paper copy. First edition in the preferred folio format of this celebrated work, which stands in the front rank of ornithological books.An ex...

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  • Rosa parvi-flora.

    REDOUTE, Pierre-Joseph.
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    A gift from King Charles X to the Duchesse de Berry. a beautiful example of the work of 'the Raphael of flowers', the most celebrated botanical art...

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  • Iconographie du genre camellia

    BERLÈSE Abbé Lorenzo.
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    An exquisitely bound copy of Berlèse's monograph on the camellia with superb coloured engravings, from the celebrated Fairhaven Library.Abbé Loren...

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  • Plantae Selectae

    TREW, Christoph Jakob.
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    One of the greatest 18th-century botanical books. One of the greatest eighteenth-century botanical books, with 100 fine hand-coloured plates after ...

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  • Zoologia Britannica

    PENNANT, Thomas.
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    The first coloured illustrations of birds in a book which attempted to list and portray all of the British species, many of them life-size. The bi...

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  • The Universal Conchologist,

    MARTYN, Thomas.
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    An exceptionally fine copy. The 'South Seas' issue of Thomas Martyn's (d.1811) richly illustrated The Universal Conchologist, comprising 80 hand-co...

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  • Papillons Exotiques

    CRAMER, Pieter; STOLL, Caspar.
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    Important history of entomology. This important history of entomology, abundantly described and beautifully illustrated, is the first book on exoti...

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  • Lord’s entire new system of ornithology.

    LORD, Thomas.
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    An exceedingly scarce book. Of the few copies in existence only a handful are known with the full complement of 114 engravings. ESTC lists only BL,...

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  • Group of Eight Amaryllis

    REDOUTE, Pierre-Joseph.
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    The highest peak of Redoute's artistic and botanical achievement... Among the most important monuments of botanical illustration ever to be publis...

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  • A monograph of the pittidae, or, family of ant thrushes.

    ELLIOT, Daniel Giraud.
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    Beautiful plates of exotic ornithology. The preferred second edition of Elliot's work on the pittidae, with new text and twenty plates by Hart not ...

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  • [A Group of Twelve Mezzotints of Aloes in decorative pots].

    WEINMANN, Johann Wilhelm.
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    An attractive collection of fine botanical mezzotints by Weinmann, one of the earliest examples of colour printing.Weinmann (1683-1741) was a Rege...

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  • White rose with other flowers. Floral watercolour on vellum.

    REDOUTE, P[ierre] J[oseph].
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    A beautiful watercolour on vellum by the greatest flower painter of all time.Belgian born Redouté (1759-1840) achieved success as a painter workin...

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  • A Monograph of the Odontophorinae, or Partridges of America.

    GOULD, John.
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    In original parts. Rare example in original parts of John Gould's Partridges of America.Gould was inspired to undertake this study by the sight of ...

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  • Brazilian Flowers,

    NORTON, E[dith] H[olland].
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    Rare Brazilian flora with two original watercolours. Edith Norton's magnificent, large format flora of Rio de Janeiro, this copy with the addition ...

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  • [A Group of Three Watercolours of Hyacinths].

    LOO, Pieter van.
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    Pieter Van Loo (or Loon), Haarlem 1731-1784, was a noted flower painter who spent the whole of his life in Haarlem. His paintings are sought after...

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  • A history of the birds of Europe.

    DRESSER, Henry Eeles.
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    The first complete work on the avifauna of Europe since Gould. Dresser's Birds of Europe is the first complete work on the avifauna of Europe since...

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  • Illustrations and descriptions of the plants which compose the natural order camellieae,

    CHANDLER, Alfred; BOOTH, William Beattie.
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    Important work on the Camellia Japonica. One of finest works on camellias, here in its most desirable state.Described by Wilfred Blunt as 'handsome...

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