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  1. 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
  2. First edition; folio (51 x 38 cm approx.); letterpress title, dedication leaf, list of subscribers, 4pp. introduction, explanation leaf, text, and index leaf. Lithographic additional title within an elaborate hand-coloured border, 24 hand-coloured lithographic plates by W.H. Fitch after Hooker and Fitch. Contemporary half morocco over marbled boards, an excellent example.

    £15,000
  3. Six volumes, folio, (55 x 35.5 cm); 418 hand-colored lithographs, many heightened with gold leaf & other iridescent mineral paints, overpainted with transparent oil and varnish colors, after John Gould, H.C. Richter and W. Hart; Contemporary half green morocco, spines with raised bands richly decorated in gilt, titles, volumes all gilt, all edges gilt.

    £195,000
  4. 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
  5. 5 vols, 4to (29.3 x 24 cm); text in Dutch and French in two columns; with two frontispieces engraved by Th. Koning after J. Buys, including one enhanced in colour, hand-coloured title engraved by C.J. de Huyser, and 442 hand-coloured plates (42 of which are in the Supplement), with 10 titles including one engraved and hand-coloured, and two leaves of subscribers; beautifully bound in full contemporary red morocco (for the first 4 volumes), spines with raised bands, richly decorated, titles, volume numbers and provenance in green morocco, gilt fillets on the boards and on the edges, gilt inner dentelle, all edges gilt, identical pastiche binding for the 5th volume (Supplement); an excellent copy.

    £32,500
  6. Third edition, 3 volumes, 8vo, comprising colour frontispiece, 2 portraits (slightly spotted) and 184 fine plates printed in colour and finished by hand, original tissue guards, contemporary green morocco-backed marbled boards, small tear to head vol. I, lighlty rubbed, an excellent set, plates clean and fresh.

    £13,500
  7. Natural History of Birds: first edition, first issue. 3 vols; 4to; 306 hand-coloured copper engraved plates. Natural History of English Insects: fifth edition, title page, dedication, [4pp] preface, 100 copper plates with original hand colour, each with descriptive text, (unnumbered) each plate numbered. Offsetting from plates to text (stronger in Insects), occasional light foxing and browning (again a little more so in Insects), contemporary green straight-grain morocco gilt by Kalthoeber with his ticket, all edges gilt, light rubbing to joints, a fine set.

    £26,500
  8. First edition; folio, (40.4 x 26.7 cm); complete with engraved author portrait and architectural frontispiece and 60 further engraved plates, tissue repair to top of frontispiece, light tears on pp.2, 45, 283, missing corner on p.283, tape repair to plate xli; recent vellum binding; 340pp.

    £6,000
  9. First edition; 2 vols, 4to, (329 x 265 mm); complete with 14 lithographic plates, 112 woodcuts, 5 maps, 31 engraved plates of fossils, 9 folding hand-coloured geological sections signed by the author, some pages lightly spotted,second vol contains large, hand-coloured engraved 3 sheet folding map signed by Murchison of 'The Silurian Region and Adjacent Counties of England & Wales, Geologically Illustrated', also containing a 'map of England and Wales, Coloured according to Geological Systems', 28 compartments, (976 x 1633 mm), backed on red silk edged linen, with autographed letter signed 'Rodk Murchison' to the French naturalist Dr Henri Milne-Edwards, asking for an 'account of the Serpulina formed shelly body' for his description of the Ludlow rocks; fine contemporary calf binding with red morocco labels on decorated spine, gilt ruled boards with ornithological motif gilt stamped on upper cover, corners of boards and spine slightly bumped; 768pp, overall a very good copy.

    £13,500
  10. Manuscript; folio, (470 x 330 mm); approx. 225 watercolour illustrations by E. de Payan du Moulin, with manuscript titles and together with 25pp description of geological expeditions in the area of Dauphine (Rhône-Alpes) and to Labedoule Conte de Roquefort in May, many illustrations drawn on card and laid down, some spotting and light soiling; vellum binding, spine chipped with loss at foot.

    £25,000
 

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