Boston: Dutton and Wentworth, 1846. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. xv, 547 pp. 4to. Brown leather spine and corners, with five raised bands to spine, gold embossed titling, marbled paper insets front and rear, matching endpapers. Small tear to upper right corner of second free endpaper. Light foxing within but clean overall. 17 plates at rear of volume very clean. Very Good.
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Laman, Tim. Washington DC: National Geographic/The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, 2012. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 227 pp. Oblong 4to. Clean, crisp copy with dust jacket in mylar cover. Brand new.
A lush and stunning book of color photographs of the New Guinea's elusive birds-of-paradise. Signed by author & photographer Tim Laman on the title in year of publication. Scarce! Fine / fine.
London: Printed for White, Cochrane & Co et al. 1813. Three Quarter Leather. As. Vol I: viii, 351 pp. Vol. II: 364 pp. 8vo. Green leather spines with five raised bands, gold embossed titlingo n leather patch titles and goold floral decoration in each compartment. Head of spine of Volume I missing 3/8" piece. Scuffing to boards and bumping to corners from shelf wear, front hinge starting on Volume I at pastedown. Previous owner's bookpalte, Charles B. Alexander, on front pastedown of each voplume. Frontispiece illustration in each volume has darkened title page. Clean within. Very Good.
London: George Bell & Sons, 1874. Hardcover. Second Edition. xi, 152 pp.; 140 pp. 8vo. Blue cloth-covered boards with blind embossed borders to front and rear boards, bold embossed plant in large vase on the cover board of each volume. Bumping and scuffing to boards and corners, spine darkened from sunning, small losses at head and foot of each spine. Both volumes are slightly loose in boards with tender gutters at front and rear pastedowns. Collaged with 54 color plant illustrations, with tissue guards, in each volume. Interiors quite clean and colors bright. Good.