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Dominic Winter Auctioneers

Printed Books, Maps & Documents

Fine Bird Books from a Private Library, Part One

Early Agricultural Prints

A selection of lots being sold 6 March 2019

George Ernest Shelley, Monograph of the Nectarinidae, or Family of Sun-Birds, 1876-1880

Estimate £3000 - 5000

Henry E.Dresser, Monograph of Meropidae, or Family of Bee-Eaters, 1884-1886

Estimate £3000-5000

Gregory M.Mathews, The Birds of Australia, 13 volumes (including supplements), 1910-1928

Estimate £5000-8000

Gracius J.Broinowski, The Birds of Australia, 6 volumes, 1887-1891

Estimate £2000-3000

R.C. Reeve. The West Keal Ox, Winner of the II Class Premium of Twenty Sovngs & Silver Medal to the Breeder; Also the Gold Medal for the best Beast exhibited in any of the Cattle Classes at Smithfield, 1832. Bred & Fed by Mr. J.B. Topham of West Keal, near Spilsby, Lincolnshire, hand-coloured aquatint by R.C. Reeve after Henry Strafford, image size 44.5 x 59 cm (17.5 x 23.25 ins), period gilt frame, glazed (from a collection of early agricultural prints to be included in this sale).

For further information please contact Nathan Winter or Chris Albury

01285 860 006