London:/Edinburgh: Gurney and Jackson/Oliver and Boyd, 1937-1961. Quarto, 34 colour plates by Thorburn and Grönvold, folding maps. The first two volumes have a few spots and lack dustwrappers, volumes three and four are fine with fine dustwrappers. With the neat ownership stamp of Joseph M. Forshaw.
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Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd, 1963. Quarto, colour plates and text illustrations by D. M. Reid Henry. Bookplate in each volume. Good set in lightly worn dustwrappers. Volume four is titled History of the birds of Cape Verde Islands.
Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd, 1953. Octavo, 30 colour plates and other illustrations, a very good set in slightly chipped dustwrappers.
London: Academic Press, 2000. Quarto, 36 colour plates by Martin Woodcock, maps, other illustrations , fine copy in dustwrapper. Universally recognised as by far the most authoritative work ever published on the subject, The Birds of Africa is a superb multi-author reference with encyclopaedic species texts, stunning paintings, detailed line...
London: Academic Press, 1997. Quarto, colour plates, illustrations, very good copy in dustwrapper.
Dunedin: Printed for the Commissioners, 1865. Octavo, modern binder's cloth, bound with other papers by Buller. "This copy is from the 1875 reprint of "Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute" published in 1869. This volume was reset, in a slightly larger format, with continuous pagination, and without title...
Sydney: Angus and Robertson limited, 1938. Octavo, eleven colour plates, photographs, text illustrations. Publisher's green cloth, bookplate, a very good copy. One of the better twentieth century Australian bird books. All parrot book collectors need a decent copy.
Brisbane: Dove, 1985. Quarto, colour photographs, maps, fine copy in crinkled dustwrapper. With an introductory chapter followed by chapters covering the non-passerine orders and a bibliography.
Washington: Smithsonian Institution, Bulletin 186, 1945. Octavo, photographs, extra illustrated with colour photocopies. Binder's cloth, pasted in an original watercolour by Martin Woodcock, the signature of Martin Woodcock.
London: Country Life, (1951. first edition). Quarto, 32 colour plates by J. C. Harrison. Handsome modern half calf, all edges gilt, a fine copy.
Farnborough: Author, 1884-1886. Small folio, 27 handcoloured plates by Keulemans. Modern blue half morocco and blue cloth, raised bands, publisher's wrappers retained, all contained in a handsome blue solander box; a few occasional spots but otherwise a fine copy. Henry Eeles Dresser (1838-1915) was a successful and wealthy English businessman...
Albany: University of the State of New York, 1910. Large quarto, 106 colour plates by Fuertes. Publisher's cloth, some blemishes but a sound copy.
Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 1993. Quarto, spirally bound, colour plates, other illustrations. The birds of CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) covers 406 species and is the first guide to the world's endangered birds as listed in the CITES appendices.
Chicago: American Library Association, 1973. Octavo, photographs. Publisher's decorated quarter cloth, a fine copy.
London: British Museum (Natural History), 1883. Octavo, nine handcoloured plates by Smit. Publisher's cloth, some wear, library sticker on spine and library pocket on lower paste-down, no library stamps. Volume eight from Richard Bowdler Sharpe's 27 volume Catalogue of Birds in the British Museum, 1874-1898.
London: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History), 1970. Small folio, coloured frontispiece, maps. Dustwrapper chipped and sunned, corners bumped, few flecks, a sound copy. Signature, bookplate.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1986. Quarto, colour and black and white illustrations, very good in dustwrapper, inscription.
Johannesburg: Winchester Press, 1982. Quarto, 176 colour plates by Claude Gibney Finch-Davies, fine copy in dustwrapper with bookplate and prospectus tipped in. The standard subscriber's volume, limited to 2750 copies.
London: Witherby & Co, 1913. Large octavo, coloured map. Publisher's cloth with gilt stamped Brolga, small tear on base of spine, otherwise a fine copy with the contents crisp and bright, scarce in this condition. The propsectus calls for a limited edition of 250 copies.
London: R H Porter, 1899. Duodecimo, text illustrations. Publisher's handsome decorated cloth, some wear, tipped in a letter from Georgina Meinertzhagen. Dan Meinertzhagen was the elder brother of the infamous Richard Meinertzhagen. The book was published posthumously by his mother Georgina.
Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1992. Quarto, colour photographs, fine copy in fine dustwrapper, scarce.
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1962 -1988. Quarto, colour plates, text illustrations, a very good set in dustwrappers. Volume one: Loons through flamingos; volume two: Waterfowl (first part); volume three: Waterfowl (concluded); volume four: Diurnal raptors (part one); volume five: Diurnal raptors (part two).
Johannesburg: The Brenthurst Press, 2004. Quarto, colour illustrations, fine copy in dustwrapper. Intrepid traveller, pioneering naturalist, famous author, François Levaillant (1753-1824) was a celebrity in his own lifetime. The colourful accounts of his travels in southern Africa in the 1780s were widely read in seven languages. His sumptuous bird books.....
London: British Museum (Natural History), 1893. Octavo, 14 chromolithograph plates. Publisher's brown cloth, partly unopened, apart from a library pocket and a small paper library stamp on the bottom of the spine, a near fine copy. Volume 21 from Richard Bowdler Sharpe's 27 volume Catalogue of Birds in the British...
Melbourne: Lansdowne, 1980. Folio, 22 colour plates by Jeremy Boot, text illustrations. Publisher's brown full morocco, limited to 750 copies, numbered and signed by the authors and artist, a fine copy.