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“THE MOST IMPORTANT EVENT… IN THE HISTORY OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE”

DARWIN, Charles, FITZROY, Robert, and KING, Philip Barker. Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle. London, 1839. Four volumes.

First edition of the account of the most famous voyage in the history of biological science and modern thought. Volume III is the first issue of Darwin's Journal, his first published book, containing the observations and fieldwork that form the basis for On the Origin of Species. $46,000.

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“NO OTHER ORNITHOLOGIST HAS EVER EXCEEDED THE MAGNITUDE AND SPLENDOR OF HIS FOLIO PUBLICATIONS”

GOULD, John. Monograph of the Pittidae. London, 1880. Two parts in one, Part I with plates and text, Part II text only, all published.

First edition of this lovely Gould monograph, with ten beautiful hand-colored plates, in original printed boards as issued. $22,000.

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“THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND PERFECT SPECIMENS OF THE ART”:
AUDUBON’S QUADRUPEDS, THE 1860 LOCKWOOD EDITION

AUDUBON, John James and BACHMAN, John. Quadrupeds of North America. New York, 1860. Three volumes.

Handsome Lockwood octavo edition, illustrated with 155 magnificent hand-colored lithographic plates of American mammals from the polar bear to the buffalo. $19,000.

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“THE GRANDFATHER OF AUSTRALIAN ORNITHOLOGY”

LATHAM, John. General History of Birds. Winchester, 1821-28. Eleven volumes.

First edition of this comprehensive and systematic study “of every new discovery in ornithology,” illustrated with 193 hand-colored copperplate engravings by Latham himself, handsomely bound by Mackenzie. $9,800.00$6,860.00

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FROM ABERVADINE TO ZERDA

MARTYN, William Frederic. New Dictionary of Natural History. London, 1785. Two volumes.

First edition of Martyn’s illustrated dictionary of natural history, with 100 splendid hand-colored plates of birds, fish, whales and other animals. A beautiful copy of this scarce work in contemporary tree calf. $9000.

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WITH 96 LOVELY HAND-COLORED PLATES OF FRUIT

BIVORT, Alexandre Joseph Désiré. Album de Pomologie. Brussels, 1850-52. Two volumes (of four).

First edition of Volumes III and IV (of four), with 96 splendid, vividly hand-colored lithographs of fruit. Presentation copy from renowned American horticulturist Marshall P. Wilder, with inscription in his hand in both volumes. Only three of the eight recorded copies of Bivort are complete. $8,800.00$6,160.00

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PIONEERING WORK IN ARBORICULTURE

ELWES, Henry John and HENRY, Augustine. Trees of Great Britain & Ireland. Edinburgh, 1906-13. Eight volumes (including Index). First edition of this comprehensive record of “every species of tree grown outdoors in the British Isles… which have attained a size which justifies their being looked on as timber trees,” with full-page photographs and detailed lithographs of each species— 412 plates altogether. Handsomely bound for Quaritch. $7,800.00$5,460.00

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“ONE OF THE FINEST SCIENTIFIC TRAVEL BOOKS EVER WRITTEN”

WALLACE, Alfred Russel. Malay Archipelago. London, 1869. Two volumes.

First edition of Wallace's classic account of his journey to the Malay Archipelago, "on the basis of artistic format, literary style, and scientific merit, clearly one of the finest scientific travel books ever written" (DSB). $7800.

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FIRST EDITION OF BURTON’S SCARCE FALCONRY IN THE VALLEY OF THE INDUS

BURTON, Richard F. Falconry in the Valley of the Indus. London, 1852. First edition of “one of the earliest of Burton’s books of travel” (Abbey), one of only 500 copies, with four full-page lithographic plates (including frontispiece), in original blind-stamped cloth. $7000.

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“I WILL NOT DENY, BUT THAT WE HAVE GOOD HUSBANDS, WHO DUNG AND MARLE THEIR MEADOWES, AND PASTURE-LAND, AND THROW DOWN ALL MOLE AND ANT-HILS”

MARKHAM, Gervase. English Husbandman. London, 1652. Five volumes bound as one.

First and early editions of five late 16th-mid 17th century tracts on animal husbandry, farming, and horse-riding, with woodcut illustrations and initials. $6,500.00$4,550.00

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