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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. Folio, 2 vols bound in 1, titles in red and black, 100 hand-coloured engraved plates, most with tissue-guards, 2H1 vol. 1 bound back-to-front, 2E1 vol. 2 with tear running into text, scattered spotting, contemporary diced calf, rebacked retaining original backstrip, a little rubbed, bumping to corners and extremities, inner hinges strengthened with tape, all edges gilt, a very good copy.

    £2,850
  5. 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
  6. Specially printed offprint from The Ibis, 8vo, 45 pp. numbered 382-425 pp., 3 hand-coloured lithographs by and after Keulemans, original green cloth gilt, a fine copy.

    £285
  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. First edition, deluxe issue, 8vo, xiv, 344 pp., folding map in the rear pocket, 23 plates (including 10 natural history hand-coloured, the bird plates by Keulemans), original green pictorial cloth gilt, spine faded, small reapirs to extremities, a very good copy.

    £1,450
  9. Large folio. Title and text in Latin and German, 132 fine hand-coloured etched plates, (11 of mammals, 121 of birds), UNCUT in contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, a little worn, the plates in fine condition with bright colouring, etched by P. Mazell after P. Paillou and others, an excellent copy.

    £37,500
  10. Mitford edition, 2 vols, 8vo (22 x 15 cm); 4 engraved plates including two engraved frontispieces (one hand-coloured in vol. II), some offsetting to title pages, slight marginal spotting throughout, decorated endpapers; restored preserving the contemporary diced calf, spine gilt decorated and lettered, slightly rubbed; pp.viii, 351,364; overall a very attractive set.

    £500
 

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