Owls rare books and prints
NOZEMAN, Cornelius.A Group of Six Owls: Strix Flammea, Strix Nyctea, Strix Alba, Strix Ulula Mas, Strix Otus and Strix Ulula.
A Group of Six original hand-coloured engraved plates by Sepp and Sepp the Younger. Framed and glazed, overall size: 51.5 by 66 cm.£7,500
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
Original hand-coloured lithograph. Mounted, overall size: 51 by 67cm.£950
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