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Annotated Reference Guide to Collectible Books

Birds Ornithology

Willughby, Francis. The Ornithology Of Francis Willughby. John Martyn: London (1678). Other author-John Ray; Full title-The ornithology of Francis Willughby of Middleton in the county of Warwick Esq; fellow of the Royal Society. In three books. Wherein all the birds hitherto known, being reduced into a method sutable to their natures, are accurately described. The descriptions illustrated by most elegant figures, nearly resembling the live birds, engraven in LXXVII copper plates

Pennant, Thomas. Genera of Birds. B. White: London (1781).

Latham, John. A General Synopsis of Birds. Benjamin White: London (1781). 8 volumes

Buffon, Count De. The Natural History of Birds. Strahan and Cadell: London (1793). 9 volumes

Bewick, Thomas. A History of British Birds. Edward Walker: Newcastle (1805). 2 volumes

Wilson, Alexander. American Ornithology; or the Natural History of the Birds of the United States. Collins and Co. and Harrison Hall: New York (1829). 3 volumes

Wilson, Alexander. American Ornithology. Whittaker, Treacher and Arnot: London (1832). 3 volumes; Other author- Prince C.L. Bonaparte

Bewick, Thomas. A History of British Birds. Charles Henry Cook: Newcastle (1832). 2 volumes

Dunn, Robert. The Ornithologist's Guide to the Islands of Orkney and Shetland. Printed by the author: London (1837).

Yarrell, William. A History of British Birds. John Van Voorst: London (1843). 3 volumes

DeKay, James E. Zoology of New York, or the New York Fauna-Part II- Birds. Carroll and Cook: Albany (1844). 300 copies

Gould, John. A Monograph of the Odontophorinae, or Partridges of America. Richard and John E. Taylor: London (1850).

Cassin, John. Illustrations of the Birds of California, Texas, Oregon, British and Russian America. Lippincott, Grambo and Company: Philadelphia, PA (1853).

Le Maout, Emmanuel. Histoire naturelle des oiseaux, suivant la classification de M. Isidore Geoffroy-Saint-Hilaire. L. Curmer: Paris (1853). Full title-Histoire naturelle des oiseaux, suivant la classification de M. Isidore Geoffroy-Saint-Hilaire; Avec l'indication de leurs moeurs, et de leurs rapports avec les arts, le commerce et l'agriculture

Audubon, John James. The Birds of America, from Drawings made in the United States and their Territories. V. G. Audubon and R. Craighead: New York (1856). 7 volumes; Second Edition

Hewitson, William C. Coloured Illustrations of the Eggs of British Birds, with Descriptions of Their Nests and Nidification. John Van Voorst: London (1856). 2 volumes; Third Edition

Cassin, John. Illustrations of the Birds of California, Texas, Oregon, British and Russian America. J.B. Lippincott and Co,: Philadelphia, PA (1856). Full title-Illustrations of the Birds of California, Texas, Oregon, British and Russian America; Intended to contain descriptions and figures of all North American birds not given by former American authors, and a general synopsis of North American Ornithology; Illustrated by William E. Hitchcock

Baird, Spencer F. The Birds of North America; the descriptions of species based chiefly on the collections in the museum of the Smithsonian Institution. J.B. Lippincott and Co,: Philadelphia, PA (1860). 2 volumes; Other authors- John Cassin and George Newbold Lawrence

Cassin, John. Illustrations of the Birds of California, Texas, Oregon, British and Russian America. J.B. Lippincott and Co,: Philadelphia, PA (1862). Full title-Illustrations of the Birds of California, Texas, Oregon, British and Russian America; Intended to contain descriptions and figures of all North American birds not given by former American authors, and a general synopsis of North American Ornithology; Illustrated by William E. Hitchcock

Gould, John. Handbook to the birds of Australia. Published By the Author: London (1865). 2 volumes

Lloyd, L. The Game Birds and Wild Fowl of Sweden and Norway. Frederick Warne and Co.: London (1867). Full title-The Game Birds and Wild Fowl of Sweden and Norway; with an Account of the Seals and Salt-Water Fishes of Those Countries

Buchanan, Robert. The Life and Adventures of John James Audubon. Sampson Low: London (1868).

Shelley, G. E. A Handbook to the Birds of Egypt. John Van Voorst: London (1872). Other author-Johann Gerrard Keulemans

Andersson, Charles John. Notes on the Birds of Damara Land. John Van Voorst: London (1872). Edited by John Henry Gurney

Bree, Charles R. History of the Birds of Europe not Observed in the British Isles. George Bell and Sons: London (1875). 5 volumes

Wilson, Alexander. American Ornithology; or The Natural History of The Birds of The United States. J. W. Bouton: New York (1877). 3 volumes; Other authors-Prince C.L. Bonaparte; Notes by William Jardine

Jasper, Theodore. Studer's Popular Ornithology: The Birds of North America. Jacob H. Studer and Co.: Columbus, OH (1878). 2 volumes

Gentry, Thomas. Nests and Eggs of Birds of the United States. J. A. Wagenseller: Philadelphia, PA (1882).

Seebohm, Henry. History of British Birds. R. H. Porter: London (1883). 3 volumes

Greene, W.T. Parrots in Captivity, with Notes on Several Species By the Hon. And Rev. F.G. Dutton. George Bell and Sons: London (1884). 3 volumes

Cory, Charles B. The Birds of Haiti and San Domingo. Estes and Lauriat: Boston, MA (1885). Limited Edition; 300 copies

Grieve, Symington. The Great Auk, or Garefowl: Its History, Archaeology, and Remains. Thomas C. Jack: London (1885).

Cory, Charles B. Hunting and Fishing in Florida. Estes and Lauriat: Boston, MA (1896). Second Edition

Morris, F. O. A Natural History of the Nests and Eggs of British Birds. John C. Nimmo: London (1896). Fourth Edition; 3 volumes; Revised and Corrected by W.B. Tegetmeier

Studer, Jacob H. The Birds of North America. The Natural Science Association Of America: New York (1897). Illustrated by Theodore Jasper

Baker, E. C. Stuart. The Birds Of North Cachar. The Bombay Natural History Society: London (1900).

Millais, J.G. The Natural History of British Surface-Feeding Ducks. Longmans, Green and Co.: London (1902). 600 copies

Studer, Jacob H. The Birds of North America. The Natural Science Association Of America: New York (1903). Illustrated by Theodore Jasper; Revised by John Greham Bell

Harvie-Brown, J.A. Travels of a Naturalist in Northern Europe (Norway, Archangel, Petchora). T. Fisher Unwin: London (1905). 2 volumes

Whitaker, J. I. S. The Birds of Tunisia : Being a History of the Birds Found in the Regency of Tunis. R. H. Porter: London (1905). 2 volumes; Limited Edition; 250 copies

Crawshay, Richard. The Birds of Tierra Del Fuego. Bernard Quaritch: London (1907). Limited Edition; 300 copies

Rothschild, Walter. Extinct Birds. Hutchinson and Co.: London (1907). Full title-Extinct Birds: An Attempt to Unite in One Volume a Short Account of Those Birds Which Have Become Extinct in Historical Times -That is, Within the Last Six or Seven Hundred Years. To Which are Added a few Which Still Exist, But are on the Verge

Millais, J.G. The Natural History of British Game Birds. Longmans, Green and Co.: London (1909). 550 copies

Dawson, William Leon. The Birds of Washington: A Complete, Scientific and Popular Account of the 372 Species of Birds Found in the State. The Occidental Publishing Publishing Co.: Seattle, WA (1909). 2 volumes; 350 copies

Dawson, William Leon. The Birds of Washington: A Complete, Scientific and Popular Account of the 372 Species of Birds Found in the State. The Occidental Publishing Publishing Co.: Seattle, WA (1909). 2 volumes; Limited Signed Large Paper Edition; 200 copies; Illustrated by Allan Brooks

Brabourne, Lord. The Birds of South America. R. H. Porter: London (1912). Other author-Charles Chubb; Illustrated by H. Gronvold

Millais, J.G. British Diving Ducks. Longmans, Green and Co.: London (1913). 2 volumes; 450 copies; Illustrated by Archibald Thorburn, O. Murray Dixon, and H. Gronvold

Baker, E.C. Stuart. The Game-Brids of India, Burma and Ceylor. The Bombay Natural History Society: London (1921). 3 volumes; Illustrated by H.Gronvold, G.E. Lodge and J.G. Keulemans

Dawson, William Leon. The Birds of California. South Moulton Company: San Diego, CA (1923). 3 volumes; Signed De Luxe edition; 539 copies

Meinertzhagen, Colonel R. Nicoll's Birds of Egypt. Hugh Rees Ltd.: London (1930). 2 volumes

Rickman, Philip. A Bird-Painter's Sketch Book. Eyre and Spottiswoode: London (1931). Signed Edition; 125 copies

Roberts, Thomas S. The Birds Of Minnesota. University of Minnesota Press: Minneapolis, MN (1932). Signed Edition; 2 volumes; 300 copies; Illustrated by Allan Brooks, George Miksch Sutton, Walter Alois Weber, Francis Lee Jaques, Walter John Breckenridge and Louis Agassiz Fuertes

Kuroda, Nagamichi. Birds of the Island of Java. Published By the Author: Tokyo (1933). 2 volumes

Scott, Peter. Wild Chorus. Country Life Limited: London (1938). Signed Limited Edition; 1250 copies

Jackson, Frederick J. The Birds of Kenya Colony and the Uganda Protectorate. Gurney and Jackson: London (1938). 3 volumes; Illustrated by H. Gronvold

Smythies, Bertram E. The Birds of Burma. American Baptist Mission Press: Rangoon (1940).

Iredale, Tom. Birds of Paradise and Bower Birds. Georgian House: Melbourne (1950). Signed Limited Edition; 100 copes; Illustrated by Lilian Medland

Sitwell, Sacheverell. Fine Bird Books 1700-1900. Collins and Van Nostrand: London (1953). Signed Limited Edition; 295 copies; Other authors-Handasyde and Jamers Fisher

Hachisuka, Masauji. The Dodo and Kindred Birds or the Extinct Birds of the Mascarene Islands. H. F. and G. Witherby Ltd: London (1953). Limited Edition; 485 copies

Meinertzhagen, Colonel R. Birds of Arabia. Oliver and Boyd: London (1954).

Whittell, H. M. Literature of Australian Birds: A History and Bibliography of Australian Ornithology. Paterson Brokensha: Perth (1954).

Lear, Edward. Illustrations of the Family of Psittacidae, or Parrots.. Pion Limited: London (1978). 500 copies; Illustrated by Brian Reade

Meinertzhagen, Colonel R. Birds of Arabia. Henry Sotheran: London (1980). 295 copies

Forshaw, Joseph M. Australian Parrots. Lansdowne Editions: Melbourne (1980). Signed Edition; 2 volumes; 1000 copies; Illustrated by William T. Cooper

Grayson, Andrew Jackson. Birds of the Pacific Slope: A Biography of the Artist and Naturalist 1818 - 1869. Arion Press: San Francisco, CA (1986). 2 volumes; Other author-Lois Chambers Stone

Gould, John. The Birds of New Guinea. Hill House: Melbourne (1988). First limited facsimile edition; 750 copies; Other author-Bowdler Sharpe; Full title-The Birds of New Guinea and the Adjacent Papuan Islands, including Many New Species Recently Discovered in Australia