game birds rare books and prints
First edition in English. Folio (39 x 25 cm); , 53, , 55-271, , 273-441,  pp., 80 engraved plates comprising 78 plates of birds showing multiple subjects numbered 1-LXXVIII, and 2 un-numbered plates of netting, bookplate, some minor tears to a few pages; occasional light soiling, contemporary calf, neat restoration to edges and extremities, a very good copy.£3,950
THORBURN, Archibald.British Birds; A Naturalists Sketch Book; British Mammals; Game Birds and Wild Fowl of Great Britain and Ireland,
Limited editions; 8 vols; large 4to ( 40 x 33 cm) British Birds, (4 vols) numbered 63/105 with 82 plates (including the rare supplement containing 2 extra plates numbered 80a and b, bound in to the rear of volume 4), ; A Naturalists Sketch Book, numbered 66/105 with 24 colour and 36 collotype plates; British Mammals, (2 vols) numbered 146/155 with 50 colour plates , text vignettes; Game Birds and Wild Fowl of Great Britain and Ireland, numbered 85/155 with 30 colour plates, all the colour plates are mounted on card, all captioned and numbered, tissues, letter from Sangorski and Sutcliffe re binding inserted loose, slight spotting to a couple of title-pages; all vols are uniformly bound in contemporary red half morocco gilt with raised bands, gilt lettered and dated on spines, top edge gilt, Game Bird volume slightly faded on upper board; overall an excellent set.£7,500
WHITE, Gilbert.The Natural History of Selborne, to which are added, the Naturalist's Calendar, Miscellaneous Observations, and Poems.
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
First edition. Plate volume only, large landscape folio (49 x 66 cm), printed title-page, 17 hand-coloured lithographed plates by G. Mützel, heightened with gum arabic, unbound as issued in original half cloth portfolio (worn), plates clean and fresh.£10,000