Travel & Natural History

Christie's
3 May 2007, London, South Kensington

Date of the auction: 03.05.2007

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After Jacques Barraband

After Jacques Barraband
Le Cocan à collier jaune; Le Sifilet dans l'état de repos; Le Jacamar á queue rouse; Le Jacamar jeune âge; Le Sifilet; Le Barbu de la Guyane mâle; Le Barbu rose gorge; Le Barbion mâle; Le Barbu barbichon; Tête de grandeur naturelle du grand Oiseau de Paradis Emeraude mâle; Le

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Date: 3 May 2007

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BLACKER, William (1814-1857) Blacker's Art of Fly Making et...

BLACKER, William (1814-1857). Blacker's Art of Fly Making etc ... with engravings of salmon and trout flies ... re-written and revised by the author. London: William Blacker, 1855. 12° (164 x 112mm). Hand-coloured engraved frontispiece and 19 wood-engraved plates, 16 hand-coloured (occasional light

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 3 May 2007

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BROOKSHAW, George (1751-1823) Pomona Britannica, or a Colle...

BROOKSHAW, George (1751-1823). Pomona Britannica, or a Collection of the most esteemed Fruits at present cultivated in Great Britain . London: Bensley and Son for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown; and John Lepard, 1817. Volume I only (of 2), 4° (336 x 270mm). 30 engraved plates by Brookshaw

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 3 May 2007

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BUFFON, George Louis Leclerc, Comte de (1707-1788) Histoire...

BUFFON, George Louis Leclerc, Comte de (1707-1788). Histoire naturelle ... oiseaux . Paris: Deterville, 1802. Volumes I-XVI of Oiseaux (vol. XI-XXVI of Histoire naturelle ), 12° (134 x 81mm). Half titles, 129 hand-coloured wood-engraved plates (upper corner of last third of vol. XIV bumped causing

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 3 May 2007

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CUNNINGHAM, D D On the Phenomena of Fertilization in Ficus R...

CUNNINGHAM, D. D. On the Phenomena of Fertilization in Ficus Roxburghii, Wall. . Calcutta: Bengal Secretariat Press: 1889. 2° (376 x 277mm). One photo-etched plate with 2 images and 2 hand-coloured lithographed plates by S. N. Chatterjey, School of Art Calcutta (title and photo-etched plates soiled

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 3 May 2007

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DANIEL, William Barker (1753?-1833) Rural Sports London: for...

DANIEL, William Barker (1753?-1833). Rural Sports . London: for the author, 1805. 3 volumes, 4° (330 x 253mm). Additional engraved title or frontispiece in each vol. and 70 engraved plates (almost all plates a little foxed). Contemporary straight-grained morocco gilt, gilt edges (rebacked

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 3 May 2007

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DARWIN, Charles -- GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY Proceedings November ...

DARWIN, Charles -- GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY. Proceedings ... November 1833 to June 1838 . London: R. and J.E. Taylor, 1838. Contemporary half calf (worn, covers detached). Provenance : Quentin Keynes (1921-2003, Darwin's great-grandson; a gift to his doctor).
DARWIN, Charles -- GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 3 May 2007

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DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882) Journal of Researches into the N...

DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882). Journal of Researches into the Natural History and Geology... . London: John Murray, 1845. 8° (title very lightly discoloured). Contemporary tree calf, gilt spine with black lettering-piece, narrow gilt border round sides, marbled edges (somewhat rubbed). Provenance

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £250 - £400

Date: 3 May 2007

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DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882) Journal of Researches into the N...

DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882). Journal of Researches into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries visited during the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle round the World . London: John Murray, 1845. 8°. A few illustrations in the text (very light discolouration, without the inserted advertisements

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 3 May 2007

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DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882) A Monograph of the Sub-Class Cir...

DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882). A Monograph of the Sub-Class Cirripedia . London: for the Ray Society, 1851-54. 2 volumes, 8°. 40 engraved plates by Sowerby, 3 hand-coloured or partly hand-coloured. Original purple cloth, decorated initials of the Ray Society stamped in gilt on upper covers, uncut

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 3 May 2007

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DARWIN, Charles (1809-82) On the Origin of Species by means...

DARWIN, Charles (1809-82). On the Origin of Species by means of natural selection . New York: D. Appleton, 1860. 8° (195 x 129mm). Half title, one folding letterpress table (table lightly browned and tipped-in, upper margin of first c.50 pages lightly waterstained, text spotted and occasionally very

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £600 - £900

Date: 3 May 2007

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DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882) The Variation of Animals and Pla...

DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882). The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication . London: John Murray, 1868. 2 volumes, 8°. Woodcuts in the text, 32pp. of advertisements at the end of vol.I and with the final advertisement leaf at the end of vol.II. Original cloth, uncut (covers of vol.II very

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 3 May 2007

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DARWIN, Charles (1809-1892) On the Various Contrivances by w...

DARWIN, Charles (1809-1892). On the Various Contrivances by which British and Foreign Orchids are fertilised by Insects . London: John Murray, 1862. 8°. Folding plates, illustrations in the text (without the advertisements). Original cloth gilt, uncut (slightly worn and broken, lower cover

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 3 May 2007

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DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882) Insectivorous Plants, London: Jo...

DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882). Insectivorous Plants , London: John Murray, 1875. 8°. A few woodcuts in the text, half-title (a little spotting at the end). Original green cloth, mostly unopened (a few marks). Provenance : Quentin Keynes (1921-2003, Darwin's great-grandson; a gift to his doctor). FIRST

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 3 May 2007

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DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882) The Formation of Vegetable Mould...

DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882). The Formation of Vegetable Mould, through the Action of Worms . London: John Murray, 1881. 8°. Illustrations in the text (title very lightly spotted). Original green cloth, uncut. Provenance : Quentin Keynes (1921-2003, Darwin's great-grandson; a gift to his doctor

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £250 - £400

Date: 3 May 2007

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DICKSON, RW] A Complete Dictionary of Practical Gardening ...

DICKSON, R.W.]. A Complete Dictionary of Practical Gardening ... by Alexander McDonald [pseud.] . London: for George Kearsley, 1807. 2 volumes, 4° (264 x 205mm). 60 engraved botanical plates after Sydenham Edwards and 13 architectural plates (a little discolouration and foxing). Contemporary diced

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 3 May 2007

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Silvester Diggles, circa 1870

Silvester Diggles, circa 1870
Lyre Bird; Great Palm Cockatoo; Funeral Cockatoo; Beautiful Parrakeet and Many coloured Parrakeet; Ground Parrakeet; Pale headed Parrakeet and Yellow Parrakeet; Barnard's Parrakeet; Orange bellied Grass Parrakeet, Elegant Grass Parrakeet and Warbling Grass Parrakeet

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 3 May 2007

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

DONOVAN, Edward (1768-1837). The Natural History of British Insects . London: F. & R. Rivington, 1792-93. Volumes I-II only (of 16), 8° (230 x 136mm.) 48 engraved plates, all but 6 hand-coloured (occasional light marginal dust-soiling). 19th-century tree calf, flat spine ruled and lettered in gilt

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 3 May 2007

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DU BUS DE GISIGNIES, Bernard Léonard Esquisses Ornithologiq...

DU BUS DE GISIGNIES, Bernard Léonard. Esquisses Ornithologiques; Descriptions et Figures d' Oiseux Nouveaux ou peu connus. Brussells: Librairie Ancienne et Moderne de A. Vandale, [1845-?51]. Livraisons I - V [all published] bound in one volume. 4° (358 x 290mm). 37 hand-coloured lithographed plates

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Date: 3 May 2007

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FORBES, James (1773-1861) Pinetum Woburnesense: or, A Catal...

FORBES, James (1773-1861). Pinetum Woburnesense: or, A Catalogue of coniferous Plants, in the collection of the Duke of Bedford at Woburn Abbey; systematically arranged . London: 1839. 8° (270 x 190mm). Lithographed frontispiece after Lady Charles Russell, 68 hand-coloured engraved plates by E.S

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 3 May 2007

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GILPIN, William (1724-1804) Remarks on Forest Scenery, and ...

GILPIN, William (1724-1804). Remarks on Forest Scenery, and other Woodland Views. London: R. Blamire, 1791. 2 volumes, 8°. Folding hand-coloured engraved map, 31 aquatint plates. Contemporary half calf by B. Scott, Carlisle, spines gilt (joints split, rubbed). (2)
GILPIN, William (1724-1804

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £100 - £200

Date: 3 May 2007

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

John Gould, F.R.S. (1804-1881)
Satin Bower Bird; Australian Bee-eater; Grass-Owl; Helmeted Honey-eater; Vigor's Pitta; One-carunculated Cassowary; Australian Cassowary; Guttated Bower-bird; Red-necked Rail; Silvery-crowned Friar-Bird; Brush Wattle-Bird; Friar Bird; Masked Wood Swallow; Sombre

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800

Date: 3 May 2007

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

John Gould, F.R.S. (1804-1881)
Leadbeater's Cockatoo; and Blood-stained Cookatoo
John Gould, F.R.S. (1804-1881) Leadbeater's Cockatoo; and Blood-stained Cookatoo handcoloured lithographs, from Birds of Australia , published by J. Gould, London unframed S. 21¾ x 14¾in. (55.2 x 37.2cm.) (2

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 3 May 2007

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

John Gould, F.R.S. (1804-1881)
King Lory; Scaly-breasted Lorikeet; Swift Lorikeet; Blue-Banded Grass Parrakeet; Splendid Grass Parrakeet; Orange-bellied Grass-Parrakeet; Adelaide Parrakeet; Pale-headed Parrakeet; Swainson's Lorikeet; Varied Lorikeet; Warbling Grass-Parrakeet; Coxen's Parrakeet; and

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 3 May 2007

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

John Gould, F.R.S. (1804-1881)
Australian Cassowary (head and feet, natural size); Superb Fruit-Pigeon; Gnathodon; Vigors' Pitta; Noisy Piita; Guttated Bower-bird; One-carunculated Cassowary; Australian Cassowary; Silvery-crowned Friar-Bird; Friar Bird; Striated Sittella; Bartram's Sandpiper

Lot #: 32

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800

Date: 3 May 2007

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

John Gould, F.R.S. (1804-1881)
Red-Breasted Toucan; Cayenne Araçari; Lemon-rumped Toucan; Grey-breasted Araçari; Humboldt's Araçari; Osculant Toucan; Chestnut-eared Araçari; Peacock Groove-bill Araçari; Natterer's Araçari; Reinwardt's Araçari; Grooved-bill Araçari; Curl-crested Araçari

Lot #: 33

Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000

Date: 3 May 2007

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

John Gould, F.R.S. (1804-1881)
Crossoptilon Auritum; Spizaëtus Alboniger; Sypheotides Auritus; Epimachus Ellioti; Chrysophlegma Flavinucha; Cyclopsitta Cervicalis; Palaeornis Calthropae; Aquila Naevia; Pteroglossus Humboldtii; Pteroglossus Nattereri; Pteroglossus Araçari; Tropidorhynchus Buceroïdes

Lot #: 34

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 3 May 2007

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

John Gould, F.R.S. (1804-1881)
Campylopterus Lazulus; Chrysolampis Moschitus; Delattria Clemenciae; Delattria Viridipallens; Eriocnemis Simplex; Erythronota Elegans; Eucephala Caerulea; Eugenes Fulgens; Eulampis Holosericeus; Lesbia Gouldi; Leucippus Fallax; and Calothorax Fanny
John Gould, F.R.S

Lot #: 35

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 3 May 2007

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

John Gould, F.R.S. (1804-1881)
Avocettula Recurvirostris; Amazilia Viridigaster; Petasophora Delphinae; Heliangelus Clarisse; Aphantochroa Cirrhochloris; Eugenia Imperatrix; Cyanomyia Franciae; Amaziliz Alticola; Amazilia Reifferi; Amazilia Beryllina; Amazilia Dumerili; Amazilia Devillei; Cynanthus

Lot #: 36

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,500

Date: 3 May 2007

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

John Gould, F.R.S. (1804-1881)
Petasophora Iolata; Doricha Lyrura; Eugenes Spectabilis; Heliomaster Constanti; Docimastes Ensiferus; Elvira Cupreiceps; Augastes Scutatus; Aphantochroa Gularis; Amazilia Leucopheae; Amazilia Castaneiventris; Doricha Bryantae; Amazilia Yucatanensis; Eucephala

Lot #: 37

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,500

Date: 3 May 2007