A History of British Birds. (Land Birds & Water Birds with Both Supplements)

BEWICK T. [Thomas] 1753-1828. BEILBY Ralph 1743/4-1817

The first edition in which the supplement appeared. VG, 1821. Two volumes in long grain morocco boards, gilt edge tooling, corners & edges rubbed. Both volumes professionally re-spined, raised bands, gilt tooling, gilt titles to dark green…

£500 | Published: 1821 | Publisher: T. Bewick by Edward Walker

History of British Birds

BEWICK Thomas 1753-1828

A magnificently-bound example, 1797 & 1804, First Editions, 1st issue. In early twentieth-century red morocco gilt by Zaehnsdorf, covers with single fillet border enclosing central panel with floral sprays at canted corners, spines with raised…

£2100 | Published: 1797 | Publisher: Beilby & Bewick

Coloured Illustrations of British Birds, and their Eggs.

MEYER H.L. [Henry Leonard] 1797-1865

Complete 7 volumes, 2nd edition, 1853-1857, 422 plates including 324 hand coloured plates of birds, 91 hand coloured plates of eggs & 7 B&W plates. Near Fine. Uniformly bound in contemporary half green morocco over red marbled boards, some…

£2750 | Published: 1853 | Publisher: G. Willis

A History of British Birds

MORRIS F.O. The Rev [Francis Orpen] 1810-1893

6 complete volumes, attractive gilt bird images, 2nd edition, 1870, 365 hand coloured plates (as called for). VG in the publishers green embossed cloth, spines with gilt titles & decorative tooling, edges lightly bumped. Armorial bookplates to…

£950 | Published: 1870 | Publisher: George Bell and Sons

A History of British Birds, with Coloured Illustrations of Their Eggs. (4 Vols)

SEEBOHM Henry 1832-1895

Complete with all 68 chromolithographed plates & 99 illustrations. 4 Volumes in uniform half dark green morocco over dark green cloth, some gilt tooling, edges rubbed. Spines, raised bands, gilt tooling & titles, edges rubbed. Vol 1, 1883, [3],…

£725 | Published: 1883 | Publisher: Published for the Author by R.H. Porter and Dulau & Co.

A History of British Birds [WITH] the 2 Supplements.

YARRELL William 1784-1856

Original edition of the principal handbook on British Birds published during the 19th C. It is accurate, well written and the illustrations are excellent. Yarrell recorded his subjects in a way that became a model for later authors. Uniformly…

£600 | Published: 1843 | Publisher: John Van VOORST