Auction 29.04.2004

Christie's
London, South Kensington

Date of the auction: 29.04.2004

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WILLUGHBY, Francis (1635-1672). The Ornithology ... in three books ... to...

WILLUGHBY, Francis (1635-1672). The Ornithology ... in three books ... to which are added three considerable discourses , London: for John Martyn, 1678. 2° (360 x 215mm). Title printed in red and black, 80 engraved plates, 2 tables. (A few leaves with short tears or small pieces torn away

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800

Date: 29 Apr 2004

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COTTON, Charles (1630-87). The Compleat Angler, being introductions how to...

COTTON, Charles (1630-87). The Compleat Angler, being introductions how to angle for a trout or grayling in a clear stream , London: for Richard Marriot and Henry Brome, 1676. Part II only, small 8°. (Lacking the imprimatur leaf A1, lower margin of final leaf of text cut away and repaired, light

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £25 - £200

Date: 29 Apr 2004

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GARSAULT, François Alexandre Pierre de. Le Nouveau Parfait Maréchal, ou la...

GARSAULT, François Alexandre Pierre de. Le Nouveau Parfait Maréchal, ou la Connoissance Générale et Universelle de Cheval ... avec un dictionnaire des termes de cavalerie, Paris: chez Didot, 1770. 4° (253 x 200mm). Title printed in red and black, 49 engraved plates, most folding. (A few short tears

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 29 Apr 2004

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DONOVAN, Edward (1768-1837). The Natural History of British Insects...

DONOVAN, Edward (1768-1837). The Natural History of British Insects, London: for the Author, 1792-1813. Volumes I, IX - XIII, XIV and XVI only (of 16), 8° (250 x 152mm). 288 engraved plates, almost all hand-coloured. (Occasional spotting and staining.) Contemporary half calf (rather worn, most

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Date: 29 Apr 2004

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DONOVAN, Edward (1768-1837). The Natural History of British Fishes...

DONOVAN, Edward (1768-1837). The Natural History of British Fishes , London: Bye and Law for the author and for F. and C. Rivington, 1802-08. 5 volumes, 8° (231 x 137mm). 120 hand-coloured engraved plates by and after Donovan. (Plate 30 spotted, a few plates and leaves lightly browned.) Contemporary

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 29 Apr 2004

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Dr Robert John Thornton, Publisher

Dr Robert John Thornton, Publisher Indian Reed, by Caldwall aquatint printed in colour and finished by hand, published London 1804 P. 21¼ x 16¼in. (54 x 41.3cm

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 29 Apr 2004

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SHAW, George (1751-1813). General Zoology or Systematic Natural History...

SHAW, George (1751-1813). General Zoology or Systematic Natural History [vols. ix-xiv by James Francis Stephens], London: Thomas Davison for G. Kearsley, 1800-1826. 14 volumes in 28, 8° (202 x 133mm). 1,218 engraved plates by Heath and Griffith. (Spotted, some offsetting, lower corner in both pts

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

Date: 29 Apr 2004

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DANIELL, William (1769-1837). Interesting Selections from Animated Nature...

DANIELL, William (1769-1837). Interesting Selections from Animated Nature with Illustrative Scenery, London: "Printed at the Free-School, Gower's Walk, Whitechapel", [1809-11]. 2 volumes, oblong 4° (342 x 262mm). 121 aquatint plates by William Daniel, all proofs before letters, those numbered 59

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Date: 29 Apr 2004

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Auguste Pelletier (fl.1800-1847).

Auguste Pelletier (fl.1800-1847). Little Bee-eater - Guêpier minule numbered '17' watercolour and bodycolour heightened with white on paper unframed 20½ x 15¼in. (52 x 38.8cm

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £25 - £200

Date: 29 Apr 2004

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CURTIS, John (1791-1862). British Entomology; being illustrations of the...

CURTIS, John (1791-1862). British Entomology; being illustrations of the genera of insects found in Great Britain and Ireland , London: printed for the author, 1823-1840. 8 volumes, 8° (244 x 148mm.). 769 hand-coloured engraved plates only. (Of 770, lacking subscribers' list, occasional light

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £2,000 - £2,500

Date: 29 Apr 2004

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Prideaux John Selby (1788-1867)

Prideaux John Selby (1788-1867) Sparrow Hawk, Female; Red Legged Hobby; Kestril, Male; Ash Coloured Harrier Male; Black Guillemot (summer plumage, winter plumage); Eared Grebe, Young; Red Breasted Merganser, Female; and Bimaclated Teal, Female handcoloured etchings from Illustrations of British

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 29 Apr 2004

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SYME, Patrick (1774-1845)]. A Treatise on British Song-Birds , Edinburgh...

SYME, Patrick (1774-1845)]. A Treatise on British Song-Birds , Edinburgh: John Anderson, jun., 1823. 8° (206 x 126mm). 15 hand-coloured engraved plates. (Occasional mainly light spotting, browning and offsetting, generally not affecting plates.) 19th-century half green morocco gilt (joints and edges

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 29 Apr 2004

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GAY-LUSSAC, Louis Joseph (1778-1850). Cours de Chimie ... comprenant...

GAY-LUSSAC, Louis Joseph (1778-1850). Cours de Chimie ... comprenant l'histoire de sels, la chimie végétale et animale , Paris: Pichon & Didier, 1828. 2 volumes, 8° (207 x 130mm). Half title in volume one. (Spotted throughout, a few leaves browned.) Contemporary purple boards (spines evenly faded

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800

Date: 29 Apr 2004

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PHILLIPS, Henry (1775-1838). Floral Emblems, or a guide to the language of...

PHILLIPS, Henry (1775-1838). Floral Emblems, or a guide to the language of flowers , London: Saunders and Otley, 1831. 8° (223 x 128mm). Hand-coloured engraved title, dedication with hand-coloured vignette, 18 hand-coloured engraved plates. (Occasional light spotting and marginal browning.) Original

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 29 Apr 2004

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PETERS, Wilhelm Carl Hartwig (1815-1883). Naturwissenschaftliche Reise nach...

PETERS, Wilhelm Carl Hartwig (1815-1883). Naturwissenschaftliche Reise nach Mossambique ... in den Jahren 1842 bis 1848 ausgeführt , Berlin: Georg Reimer, [1852-1882]. 6 parts, folio and quarto, comprising: Part 1. [Zoologie I]. Säugethiere , [Berlin, 1852]. 2° (506 x 340mm). 46 lithographed or

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 29 Apr 2004

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WILSON, Alexander (1766-1813). American Ornithology; or, the Natural...

WILSON, Alexander (1766-1813). American Ornithology; or, the Natural History of the Birds of the United States ... With a Continuation by Charles Lucian Bonaparte, London: Whittaker, Treacher, & Arnot, [1832]. 3 volumes, 8° (220 x 140mm). Engraved portrait of Alexander Wilson and 97 hand-coloured

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Date: 29 Apr 2004

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Meyer's Universum , Hildburghausen: Bibliographisches Institut, 1858-61. 10...

Meyer's Universum , Hildburghausen: Bibliographisches Institut, 1858-61. 10 volumes, 4° (237 x 155mm.). 10 engraved additional titles, 408 engraved plates. (Occasional mainly light spotting, browning and dampstaining, hinges weakening). Contemporary morocco-backed cloth (spine of vol. one splitting

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800

Date: 29 Apr 2004

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DARWIN, Charles (1809-92). On the Various Contrivances by which British and...

DARWIN, Charles (1809-92). On the Various Contrivances by which British and Foreign Orchids are Fertilised by Insects, and on the Good Effects of Intercrossing, London: John Murray, 1862. 8° (197 x 125mm). Folding wood-engraved plate, illustrations, 16-pages of publisher's advertisements at the end

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 29 Apr 2004

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Edward Lear (1812-1888)

Edward Lear (1812-1888) Bewick's Swan (Cygnus Bewickii) handcoloured lithograph, published by John Gould, London P. 12 x 17½in. (30.5 x 44.5cm

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 29 Apr 2004

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Edward Lear (1812-1888)

Edward Lear (1812-1888) Culmenated Toucan (Ramphastos Culmenatus); and Sulpher-and-white-brested Toucan (Ramphastos Vitellinus); (Illiger) both signed and dateded in the plate 'E. Lear 1833' handcoloured lithographs, published by J.Gould, London S. 21½ x 14½in. (54.5 x 36.8cm.) (2

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800

Date: 29 Apr 2004

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LOWE, Edward Joseph (1825-1900). Ferns: British and Exotic . London: George...

LOWE, Edward Joseph (1825-1900). Ferns: British and Exotic . London: George Bell & Sons, 1872. 8 volumes, 4° (251 x 175mm). Chromolithographed plates. (Occasional light foxing.) Original decorated cloth gilt (spines faded). Second edition. Freeman p.222; Nissen BBI 1243; Pritzel 5640. WRIGHT, John

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 29 Apr 2004

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John Gould, F.R.S. (1804-1881)

John Gould, F.R.S. (1804-1881) Melanocorypha Leucoptera; Pastor Roseus; Budytes Cinereocapilla; Fregilus Graculus; Corvus Frugilegus; Calandrella Brachydactyla; Aegiothus Rufescens; Melanocorypha Calandra; Budytes Rayi; Motacilla Yarrelli; Plectrophanes Nivalis; Fringlla Montifringilla; Anthus

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800

Date: 29 Apr 2004

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GEERT, Auguste van (d. 1938). Iconography of Indian Azaleas. Comprising...

GEERT, Auguste van (d. 1938). Iconography of Indian Azaleas. Comprising Figures and Descriptions of the Best Varieties Old and New . Gent: Hoste and Van Geert, 1882. 4° (285 x 210mm). 36 chromolithographed plates by and after P. Stroobant. (Occasional very light foxing in some margins), contemporary

Lot #: 32

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 29 Apr 2004

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LILFORD, Thomas Littleton Powys, 4th Baron (1833-1896). Coloured Figures of...

LILFORD, Thomas Littleton Powys, 4th Baron (1833-1896). Coloured Figures of the Birds of the British Isles , London: R. H. Porter, 1885-97. 7 volumes, 8° (251 x 160mm). Half tone portrait frontispiece and 421 hand-coloured or chromolithographed plates after Archibald Thorburn, J. G. Keulemans and

Lot #: 33

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 29 Apr 2004

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SINCLAIR, Isabella. Indigenous Flowers of the Hawaiian Islands . London...

SINCLAIR, Isabella. Indigenous Flowers of the Hawaiian Islands . London: Sampson Low [and others], 1885. 2° (373 x 280mm). 44 chromolithographed plates after the author. (Contents quite loose with 6 plates and a leaf of text detached.) Original decorated cloth gilt (a trifle rubbed). A SIGNIFICANT

Lot #: 34

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 29 Apr 2004

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HOWARD, Henry Eliot. The British Warblers. A History with Problems of their...

HOWARD, Henry Eliot. The British Warblers. A History with Problems of their Lives, London: R. H. Foster, 1907-14. Parts I - IX [all published] in 2 volumes, large 8° (283 x 195mm). Half titles, 86 photogravure and coloured plates by Henrik Gronvold, maps. Contemporary black morocco gilt, spines gilt

Lot #: 37

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 29 Apr 2004

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WILLMOTT, Ellen Ann (1860-1934) & Alfred PARSONS (1847-1920, illustrator...

WILLMOTT, Ellen Ann (1860-1934) & Alfred PARSONS (1847-1920, illustrator). The Genus Rosa , London: John Murray, 1914. 2 volumes, 2° (375 x 271mm). 130 chromolithographed plates after Alfred Parsons, 68 full-page illustrations. Contemporary red half morocco by Root and Son (lightly rubbed or

Lot #: 39

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 29 Apr 2004

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Foreign Field Sports, Fisheries, Sporting Anecdotes, &c. &c. , London...

Foreign Field Sports, Fisheries, Sporting Anecdotes, &c. &c. , London: Edward Orme, 1814-13. 4° (263 x 211mm). 110 hand-coloured aquatinted plates after Howitt, Atkinson, Clark and others. (Plate 12 with short marginal tears, plate 89 with repaired tear, occasional light scattered spots.) 19th

Lot #: 40

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 29 Apr 2004

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THORBURN, Archibald (1860-1835). Game Birds and Wild-Fowl of Great Britain...

THORBURN, Archibald (1860-1835). Game Birds and Wild-Fowl of Great Britain and Ireland, London: Longmans, 1923. 4° (374 x 275mm). Half title, title printed in red and black, 30 coloured plates by Archibald Thorburn. Original red cloth gilt (spine faded, head of spine frayed, extremities lightly

Lot #: 41

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 29 Apr 2004

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The Gun at Home and Abroad , London: The London & Counties Press...

The Gun at Home and Abroad , London: The London & Counties Press Association, 1912-15. 4 volumes, large 4° (313 x 246mm). Portrait frontispiece of George V in each volume, titles printed in red and black, coloured lithographed plates after George Edward Lodge, Archibald Thorburn and others

Lot #: 42

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 29 Apr 2004