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PRINT WORKS LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER BY TITLE
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The Birds of America - Amsterdam Edition
John James Audubon
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The Birds of Asia
John Gould
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The Botanical Cabinet
Conrad Loddiges
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The Costume of Austria
M. Bertrand de Moleville
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The Costume of China
Thomas Mason
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The Military Costume of Turkey
Octavien Dalvimart
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A Curious Herbal
Elizabeth Blackwell
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A Curious Herbal - Deluxe Edition
Elizabeth Blackwell
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English Botany
James Sowerby
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Flora von Deutschland
Professor Thome
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The Floricultural Cabinet
Joseph Harrison
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Friend & Foe
G. Townsend
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History of British Birds
Frances Morris
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History of British Butterflies
Frances Morris
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History of Fishes...British Isles
Jonathan Couch

History of the Birds of Europe
Henry Dresser
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Illustrations of the Zoology of South Africa
Sir Andrew Smith
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Ladies Flower Garden
Jane Loudon
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A Monograph of the Canidae
St. George Mivart
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Natural History of British Birds
Edward Donovan
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The Naturalist's Library
Sir William Jardine
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North American Silva
Francois Michaux
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Quadrupeds of North America
John James Audubon
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Rhododendrons of the Sikkim Himalayas
Joseph Dalton Hooker
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Select Orchidaceous Plants
Robert Warner
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Systematisches Conchylien Cabinet
Heinrich Carl Küster





THE BIRDS OF AMERICA AMSTERDAM EDITION - JOHN JAMES AUDUBON
Published by Theatre Orbis in 1971, these colored lithographs were limited to an edition of 250 sets. This is the only full sized limited edition of the Elephant Folio of the Birds of America and thus the only 20th Century reproduction of the Birds of America considered to be of investment quality. They measure (inches 39.50 X 28.00) (centimeters 100.53 X 71.12) and each bear a clear watermark 'G. Schut & Zonen.'
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THE BIRDS OF ASIA - JOHN GOULD
Published in 35 parts and 7 volumes between 1850 and 1883. 530 hand colored prints were produced from drawings and lithography by John. Gould, Joseph Wolf, William Hart, Henry C. Richter. Each plate is accompanied by a descriptive printed text page. The prints are folio size measuring (inches 21.5 x 14.5) (centimeters 54.61 x 36.28).
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THE BOTANICAL CABINET - CONRAD LODDIGES
A periodical published by one of the most important nurseries in Great Britain between 1818 and 1833 with the hand-colored plates by George Cooke. It was published in two sizes, both colored and uncolored. Our edition is the larger size called 'small quarto' and the plates measure (inches 8.000 x 6.125) (centimeters 20.320 x 15.558). Featuring many exotic plants, including some of the earliest orchids cultivated for sale. The plates are fine and very brightly colored with excellent detailing.
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THE COSTUME OF THE HEREDITARY STATES OF THE HOUSE OF AUSTRIA
- M. BERTRAND DE MOLEVILLE
This is one of seven volumes from the series entitled Costumes of the Various Countries
(First Edition Volumes were produced from 1803-1804, additional volumes and editions were produced after 1804, up to eleven volumes at the least).

As described on the Title Page, "Displayed in Fifty Coloured Engravings; with Descriptions, and an Introduction by M. Bertrand de Moleville. Translated by R. C. Dallas, Esq. London: Printed for William Miller, Old-Bond Street; by William Bulmer and Co. Cleveland Row, St. Jame's. 1804." Engravings, descriptions, and introduction by M. Bertrand de Moleville. The plates are sitpple engraved, hand-colored aquatints by Moleville and C. Hill, large 4to size measuring (inches 14.00 by 10.25) (centimeters 35.56 x 26.04).
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THE COSTUME OF CHINA - THOMAS MASON
This is one of seven volumes from the series entitled Costumes of the Various Countries
(First Edition Volumes were produced from 1800-?, additional volumes and editions were produced after 1800, up to eleven volumes at the least).

As described on the Title Page, "Illustrated in Sixty Coloured Engravings; with explanations in English and French. By George Henry Mason, Esquire, Major of His Majesty's (late) 102nd Regiment. London: Printed for William Miller, Old-Bond Street; by S. Gosnell, Little Queen Street, Holborn, 1800." Hand colored engravings by James Dadley after Pu-Qua. Large quarto size, measuring (inches 14.00 x 10.25) (centimeters 35.56 x 26.04).
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A CURIOUS HERBAL - ELIZABETH BLACKWELL
An extremely popular work picturing a large variety of flowers, fruits and shrubs with original hand-coloring by Mrs. Blackwell. Published in 1737-39 as a way for Mrs. Blackwell to bail her husband out of debtor's prison. The Plates, both engraving and etching, measure (inches 14 .50 X 9.50)(centimeters 36.83 X 24.13).
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A CURIOUS HERBAL DELUXE EDITION - ELIZABETH BLACKWELL
Elizabeth Blackwell's A Curious Herbal was so successful she later, after the death of her husband, produced a larger edition that was published 1757-1773 by Dr. Trew. These are hand colored engravings and are an oversized deluxe edition plates measuring 17.75" x 11.5" (in centimeters 45.085 x 29.210).
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ENGLISH BOTANY - JAMES SOWERBY
A periodical published between 1790 and 1814 with fine hand-colored engravings that cover every possible subject, from the lowliest mold spore to the finest flower specimens of the day. The plates measure (in inches 11.375 X 8.75) (in centimeters 28.893 X 22.225).

Supplement volumes were also published after 1814 up through the 1830s. The Supplement Volume 1 Title Page reads "SUPPLEMENT TO THE ENGLISH BOTANY OF THE LATE SIR J. E. SMITH AND MR. SOWERBY THE DESCRIPTIONS, SYNONYMS, AND PLACES OF GROWTH BY WILLIAM JACKSON HOOKER, LL.D. REGIUS PROFESSOR OF BOTANY IN THE UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW, F.R.S. F.S.A. L.S. &c. &c. AND OTHER EMINENT BOTANISTS; THE FIGURES BY JAMES DE CARLE SOWERBY, F.L.S. &c."
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FLORA VON DEUTSCHLAND - PROFESSOR THOME
From the Title Page "Prof. Thome's, Flora von Deutschland, Osterreich und der Schweiz, Zweite, vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage, Band IV. Mit 151 Tafeln in Farbedruck. Gera, Reuss J. L. Friedrich von Zezchwitz. Verlag ..Flora von Detschland 1905." In English, "The Plants of Germany, Austria and Switerland. Second printing and improved edition, Volume 4..." Next is the address and name of the Publishing Company. Plates are small quarto size.
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THE FLORICULTURAL CABINET - JOSEPH HARRISON
A periodical published in London between 1834 and 1838 with hand-colored engraved plates in small quarto size. This work was for the florist trade.
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FRIEND & FOE - GRACE TOWNSEND
From the Title Page “Friend and Foe from Field and Forest, a Natural History of the Mammalia. Arranged According to the Most Approved Methods of Leading Scientists. Devoid of Technical Terms and Suited to the wants of Young People. Illustrated with Nearly Three Hundred Spirited Drawings by Leading Artists. Together with Eight Full Page Lithographs Printed in Colors. Edited by Mrs. Grace Townsend. Chicago, Philadelphia, Stockton, Cal., L. P. Miller & Company, 1890.“ Prints are small octavo sizes. The original book page size is 8.50 by 7.25. ***The prints we acquired from this book work were already cut and trimmed down from their original page size, excluding any full page prints. This is not a method or practice that we support or take part in. The Illustrations and text originally were printed together on a page. The Illustrations (prints) were essentially croped, with the text being removed.
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HISTORY OF BRITISH BIRDS - REV. F. O. MORRIS
Rev. Francis Orpen Morris lived in England from 1810-1893 and was the elder brother of another famous artist-naturalist, Beverley R. Morris. He produced a number of works during his life, but is best known for "A History of British Birds," a popular account of British birds. Published during the years 1851-57, and re-issued several times during the remaInder of the 19th Century. This work originally included 358 woodblock engravings in six volumes and was produced and published in monthly parts by Groombridge and Sons in London . The plates are of Royal 8vo (octavo) size and hand-colored by Benjamin Fawcett.
We have prints from two editions. One is from 1851-1866 First Edition or Re-issue measuring (inches 10.00 X 6.75) (centimeters 20.54 X 17.15). The second is from the 1870 second edition measuring (inches 7.50 X 5.00) (centimeters 19.05 X 12.70). There are no plate numbers printed on the plates and there are no dates on the title pages.
The following are principal Publication Dates of this work:
1851-57: First edition.
1856-62: Re-issue.
1863-64: Re-issue.
1865-66: Re-issue.
1870: Second Edition (smaller size, 8 volumes).
1891: Third edition.
1895-96: Fourth edItion, including 394 colored plates.
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HISTORY OF BRITISH BUTTERFLIES - FRANCES MORRIS
Published in 1876 we have the 4th edition. Nice hand-colored lithographs measuring (inches 10.00 X 7.00) (centimeters 25.40 X 17.78). The title page reads "A History of British Butterflies" by The Rev. F. O. Morris, B.A., Member of the Ashmolean Society, Life member of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, etc., etc. Author of a "History of British Birds." Dedicated by Permission to Her Majesty the Queen, a "Natural History of British Moths," etc., etc. FOURTH EDITION with SEVENTY-TWO COLOURED PLATES. LONDON: George Bell & Sons, York Street, Covent Garden. 1876."
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A HISTORY OF FISHES OF THE BRITISH ISLANDS - JONATHAN COUCH, F. L. S.
Multi-volume work containing colored printed wood engravings by Benjamin Fawcett, from drawings by the author. Published in London, Groombridge and Sons, 5, Paternoster Row. Volume 1, 1862; Volume 2, 1863; Volume 3, 1864; Volume 4, 1865.
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HISTORY OF THE BIRDS OF EUROPE - HENRY DRESSER
A History of the Birds of Europe, Including all the Species Inhabitting the Western Palaearctic Region by Henry Eeles Dresser, Richard Bowdler, Sharpe and Arthur Hay Vicount Walden. Plates are large 4to size (inches 12.50 x 9.75)(centimeters 31.750 X 24.448). Published in London 1871–1881 (with supplement that came out in 1896) by subscription. 720 very fine hand-coloured lithographs, by John Gerrard Keulemans, Joseph Wolf, Edward Neale, Archibald Thorburn and colored by Smith and Hart. Originally published in 93 parts.
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ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE ZOOLOGY OF SOUTH AFRICA - SIR ANDREW SMITH
Published 1838 - 1850 the plates measure (inches 12.50 X 10.00) (centimeters 31.75 X 25.40) and are hand-colored lithographs. We have the volumes that comprise the Mammals and Fish. It is considered to be the masterpiece of its day. Bats to Cats and Sharks to very weird Fish specimens.
The Title Pages read the same "Illustrations of the Zoology of South Africa; Consiting Chiefly of Figures and Descriptions of the Objects of Natural History Collected During An Expedition Into the Interior of South Africa, in the Years 1834, 1835, 1836; Fitted Out by “The Cape of Good Hope Association for Exploring Central Africa.” By Andrew Smith, M. D., Deputy Inspector General of Army Hospitals; Director of the Expedition. Published under the Authority of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty’s Treasury. MAMMALIA London: Smith, Elder and Co. 65, Cornhill. MDCCCXLIX." The differnce is that the Fish Volume reads 'PISCES' where 'MAMMALIA' is printed.
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LADIES FLOWER GARDEN - JANE LOUDON
From the Title Page "The Ladies' Flower Garden or Ornamental Perennils by Mrs. Louon. In Two Volumes. Volume 1. London: William Smith, 113 Fleet Street MDCCCXLIII." Plates are quarto size measuring (inches 11.25 x 8.50) (centimeters 29.00 x 22.00).
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THE MILITARY COSTUME OF TURKEY - OCTAVIEN DALVIMART
This is one of seven volumes from the series entitled Costumes of the Various Countries
(First Edition Volumes were produced from 1800-1808, additional volumes and editions were produced after 1808, up to eleven volumes at the least).

Description from the Title Page reads "...Illustrated by a Series of Engravings, from Drawings made on the spot. Dedicated by Permission to His Excellency the Minister of the Ottoman Porte to His Britannic Majesty. London: Published by Thomas M’Lean, 26, Haymarket; Howlett and Brimmer, Printers, Frith Street, SOHO. " This Volume and Edition was Published January 1st, 1818. Original Drawings by Octavien Dalvimart and Engravings by John Heaviside Clark. Plates are stipple-engraved and hand-colored aquatints that measure approximately (inches 19 x 13) (centimeters 33 x 48).
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A MONOGRAPH OF THE CANIDAE - ST. GEORGE MIVART
From the Title Page "Dogs, Jackals, Wolves and Foxes: A Monograph of the Canidae. By St. George Mivart, F.R.S. With woodcuts and 45 coloured plates drawn from natures by J. G. Keulemans and Hand-Coloured. London: R. H. Porter, 18 Princes Street, Cavendish Square. W..and Dulau & Co., 37 Soho Square, W. 1890." Plates are quarto size (inches 10.00 x 7.50) (centimeters 25.40 x 19.05).
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NATURAL HISTORY OF BRITISH BIRDS - EDWARD DONOVAN
Published between 1794 and 1819 these hand-colored engraved plates are simple but pleasing. Similar in style to the work done by F.O. Morris. They Large 4to size measuring (inches 9.00 X 5.50) (centimeters 22.86 X 13.97). The Title Page reads "The Natural History of British Birds; or, a Selection of the Most Rare, Beautiful, and Interesting Birds Which Inhabit This Country: The Description from the Systea Naturae of Linnaeus: with General Observations, Either Original, or Collected from the Latest and Most Esteemed English Ornithologists: and Embellished with Figures, Drawn, Engraved, and Coulored from the Original Specimens by Edward Donovan. London: Printed for the Author; and for F. and C. Rivington, no. 62, St. Paul's Churchyard."
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THE NATURALIST'S LIBRARY - SIR WILLIAM JARDINE
Sir William Jardine (1800–1874) was a prominent 19th Century ornithologist who edited a remarkable series of 40 volumes entitled The Naturalist’s Library. The volumes were published in Edinburgh during the period 1833–1843. Subject matter includes birds, mammals, insects and fish. Plates measure 6.625 by 4.250 inches (16.828 by 10.795 centimeters). The series includes volumes written by famous naturalists and some of the volumes are often listed under the names of their writers.

The series included more than 1280 finely hand-colored engraved plates, most by well known contributors, although Jardine did some of the plates himself. In addition to the plates and accompanying ·scientific information, the text was supplemented by biographies of the most famous naturalists of history, ranging from Aristotle to Alexander Wilson.

In the course of his long scientific career, Jardine built up a superb collection of more than 6,000 natural history specimens, which were displayed in his museum at Jardine Hall. According to an editorial note in the last volume, the more than 1280 plates in his series contained more than 4,000 illustrations. The following is the subject-matter breakdown by volumes:

Volumes 1–13: Mammalia
Volumes 14–27 Ornithology
Volumes 28–33: Entomology
Volumes 34–40: Ichthyology

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NORTH AMERICAN SILVA - FRANCOIS MICHAUX
Published 1857 in the American Edition which includes a nice supplement by Nuttal. Hand-finished engraved plates printed in color after Pancrace Bessa, Pierre Joseph Redoute' and Henri Redoute'. This very fine work features all of the species of trees known in North America in the 19th Century. Fine specimens of pine cones, acorns and other fruits. The plates measure (inches 10.5 X 7.0) (centimeters 26.67 X 17.78).
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QUADRUPEDS OF NORTH AMERICA - JOHN JAMES AUDUBON
We have both Imperial Folio (inches 28.0 X 22.0) (centimeters 71.12 X 55.88) and Octavo size (inches 10.5 X 7.0) (centimeters 26.67 X 17.78) editions, published between 1845 and 1854. These are the finest of aII animal drawings of the 19th Century and some of the rarest with only 303 copies of the Imperial Folio being produced.
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RHODODENDRONS OF THE SIKKIM HIMALAYAS - JOSEPH DALTON HOOKER
As described on the Title Page "...being an Account, Botanical and Geographical, of the Rhododendrons Recently Discovered in the Mountains of Eastern Himalaya, from Drawings and Descriptions Made on the Spot, During A Government Botanical Mission to the Country; by Joseph Dalton Hooker, R.N., M.D., F.R.S., F.L.S., &c.,&c.,&c. edited by Sir W. J. Hooker, K.H., D.C.L., F.R.S., F.L.S., &c. Vice-President of the Linnean Society , and Director of the Royal Gardens of Kew. Published 1851 in London." This is an extremely beautiful and important work covering the most popular Rhododendrons of the day, published in 1849-51. The plates are large and showy hand-colored lithographs of exotic rhododendron species. They measure (inches 19.50 X 14.00) (centimeters 49.53 X 35.56). Plates by W. H. Fitch after Hooker.
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SELECT ORCHIDACEOUS PLANTS - ROBERT WARNER
Published in 1862-1875 these large and magnificent plates each measure 17.5 in X 12.75 in and are hand-colored lithographs of a dazzling array or orchid species in sumptuous colors. Images are large and colorful.
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SYSTEMATISCHES CONCHYLIEN CABINET - H. C. Küster
An important German work on malacology (the zoology of mollusks.) Published 1837–1920, first editions included 11 volumes, second editions up to 12 volumes and further editions followed. Issued over an 83 year period in 584 lieferungen (sets of text pages and plates together, in the case of this work, were published separately). The included plates from this work are hand-colored engravings that are a large quarto size. Print/Paper size is (inches 10.875 by 8.500) (centimeters 27.623 by 21.59).

CONTRIBUTORS:
Chemnitz, Johann Heironymus (1730-1800)
Kobelt, Wilhelm (1840-1916)
Küster, Heinrich Carl (1807-1876)
Martini, Friedrich Heinrich Wilhelm (1729-1778)
Schubert, Gotthilf Heinrich von (1780-1860)
Wagner, Johann Andreas (1797-1861)
Weinkauff, Heinrich Conrad (1817-1886)
and more…
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