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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 MOST IMPORTANT SINGLE WORK IN SCIENCE”

DARWIN, Charles. On the Origin of Species. New York, 1860.

First American edition, first issue, of "certainly the most important biological book ever written" (Freeman)—the book that introduced the idea the world would come to know as "evolution"—published just one year after the London first edition. An exceptionally lovely unrestored copy. $16,000.

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TEN SCIENTIFIC PAMPHLETS RESULTING FROM THE PRESIDENTIAL CRUISE OF 1938, SIX PRESENTATION COPIES INSCRIBED BY FDR

ROOSEVELT, Franklin D. Ten Scientific Botanical and Zoological Pamphlets. Washington, 1939-42. Ten pamphlets.

First editions of these ten scientific pamphlets published as a result of collections and investigations made during Franklin D. Roosevelt's Presidential Cruise of 1938—six are presentation copies inscribed and signed "FDR" on the front wrapper. Five of these were presented by FDR to his friend and long-time colleague in combating polio, Basil "Doc" O'Connor. $12,500.

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“ONE OF THE FOUNDERS OF MODERN ECONOMICS”

MALTHUS, T[homas] R[obert]. Essay on the Principle of Population. London, 1803.

Second and greatly expanded edition, the first to carry Malthus’ name, of one of the landmark works in economics—four times larger than the first edition and extremely important. Beautifully bound. $11,000.

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“AMONG THE GREATEST OF FLOWER PAINTERS”

(RÉDOUTÉ, Pierre-Joseph) ROUSSEAU, Jean-Jacques. Botanique. Paris, 1821.

Second large quarto edition of this splendid early 19th-century botanical work, with 65 lovely stipple-engraved tissue-guarded plates by Rédouté (of flowers, fruit, etc.) and engraved by Bouquet, Chailly, Delelo, Gabriel, de Gouy, and others, printed in colors and finished by hand. $11,000.

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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. $9800.

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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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“A DELIGHTFUL WORK VERY CAREFULLY DRAWN AND COLORED AND AN EARLY EXAMPLE OF THE SUCCESSFUL USE OF LITHOGRAPHY”

ANONYMOUS. Ten (i.e. Forty) Lithographic Coloured Flowers. Edinburgh, 1826-28. Four parts in one.

First edition of this splendid celebration of flora, boasting 40 magnificent, hand-colored botanical plates—"a delightful work, very carefully drawn and colored… An early example of the successful use of lithography," a beautiful copy from the library at Hawthornden, the ancestral home of an original subscriber as well as celebrated Scots poet William Drummond. Beautifully bound by Bayntun-Riviere in full straight-grain morocco gilt. $8000.

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