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¶ Bewick — History of British birds (1797–1804)

September 15, 2015

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History of British birds: the figures engraved on wood by T. Bewick. 2 vols. Newcastle: printed by Edward Walker for T. Bewick; sold by him and Longman and Rees, London, 1797–1804.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 1, lot 51 (part; sold for £1 2s.).Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 147.

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¶ Barlow — Various birds and beasts (1710?)

May 28, 2015

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Barlow, Francis. Various birds and beasts drawn from the life. London: T. Bowles, J. Bowles & Son, & R. Sayer, [1710?].

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. – Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 1, lot 67 (sold for 5s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Horrebow — Natural history of Iceland (1758)

May 28, 2015

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Horrebow, Niels. The natural history of Iceland. London: printed for A. Linde, etc., 1758.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 1, lot 39 (sold for £1 2s.). — Unlocated.

Digital version: Internet Archive.

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¶ Belon — L’histoire de la nature des oyseaux (1555)

October 16, 2014

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Belon, Pierre. L’ histoire de la nature des oyseaux, avec leurs descriptions, & naïfs portraicts retirez du naturel: escrite en sept livres. Paris: Gilles Corrozet, 1555.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 159 (sold to Ellis for £2 2s.). — Unlocated.

Digital version: Gallica.

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¶ Martinet — Histoire des oiseaux (1787)

October 1, 2014

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Martinet, François-Nicolas. Histoire des oiseaux peints dans tous leurs aspects apparens et sensibles. 5 vols. Paris: privately printed, 1787.

Illustrated. Issued in 17 parts.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 674 (sold to Maggs for £5 5s.). — Unlocated.

Digital version: Gallica.

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¶ Willughby — Ornithology (1678)

August 25, 2014

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Willughby, Francis. The ornithology of Francis Willughby . . . wherein all the birds hitherto known, being reduced into a method sutable to their natures, are accurately described. London: printed by A.C. for John Martyn, 1678.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1213 (sold to Pickering for £19). — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 53b (£1). — ESTC (R9288). — MS catalogue (2), no. 682.

Digital version: EEBO.


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¶ Morris — History of British Birds (1851–57?)

May 17, 2014

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Morris, Rev. F. O. A history of British birds. 8 vols. London: Groombridge & Sons, [1851–57?].

Lacking vol. 4. “Containing forty-three coloured engravings.”

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 648 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 8s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 623.

Digital versions: HathiTrust.


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