[An Album of sixteen water colour and pencil drawings of game birds]

ALKEN Henry 1785-1851

With Sixteen superb Water Colours An Album of sixteen water colour and pencil drawings of game birds, one unsigned, the others bearing the signature H. Alken." The drawings range from 2.5*4 inches to 10* 7.75 inches

£6750 | Published: Unknown | Publisher: Unknown

A History of British Birds

BEWICK T [Thomas] 1753-1828

Two Vols, 3rd & 2nd editions, 1805, VG, 414 illustrations in total. In Royal Octavo, contemporary speckled full calf, corners & edges rubbed. Spines, decorative gilt tooling, gilt titles to green calf labels. Internally, Vol 1, 1805, 3rd ed,…

£375 | Published: 1805 | Publisher: Edward Walker. and Longman and Rees.

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

Illustrations of British Birds

MEYER H.L. [Henry Leonard] 1798-1865

One of the most valuable illustrated works on Ornithology: With over 300 superb Hand Coloured Folio Plates First edition

£7250 | Published: Unknown | Publisher: Longman & Co

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 Natural History of the Nests and Eggs of British Birds

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

With One Hundred & Fifty Four coloured plates Two volumes in purple cloth, corners rubbed. Spines, gilt titles & library nos, edges bumped. Internally Vol 1, 1864, frontis, [2], (iv), [1], 2-156 pp, 78 pls (coloured), short notice bound in,…

£295 | Published: 1864 | Publisher: Groombridge and Sons

Of A Feather WITH the Exhibition Catalogue


An illustrated lexicon of Avian Collective Nouns, Terms of Assembly, Group Names and Associated Terms. In full red buckram with silk head and tail bands and with gold blocking to the spine and front board, the whole housed in a contrasting…

£275 | Published: 2010 | Publisher: Stingwern Books

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.

Birds of Prey

THORBURN Archibald

A portfolio containing a facsimile of the original edition of 1919, to include, titlepage of 1990, titlepage of 1919, 2 leaf preface, limitation leaf, plate list leaf, (12) leaves of text to accompany the plates, 12 plates (all coloured), all loose…

£350 | Published: 1990 | Publisher: Greyfriars Books & Prints Ltd.

Birds of Prey

THORBURN Archibald 1860-1935.

Tall folio, Fine, Ltd ed, 12 pls, 1990. In a lime green portfolio, 36.5*27 cms, black ink titles to upper cover, [4], (iv) leaves, 12 leaves of coloured plates each accompanied by a leaf of descriptive text, being a facsimile of the original…

£350 | Published: 1990 | Publisher: Greyfriars Books & Prints Ltd