bird books

Lewin 1 .jpgA very rare 18th century publication - The Birds of Great Britain with their

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“All ornithologists are not artists. Many artists are not successful businessmen. In the field of natural history the accomplishments of this man in his 76 years of life from 1804 to 1881 are truly monumental. No other ornithologist has ever exceeded (or will ever exceed) the number of Gould’s bird discoveries and the magnitude and splendour of his folio publications” (Gordon Sauer,

Highlights of an important collection of books on ornithology assembled over many years by the well known Sussex doctor and war hero, Dr Nowell Peach, is to be sold at Bonhams Books, Maps, Manuscripts and Photographs sale in Knightsbridge London on 19 June. The 45 volumes, which are being sold individually, have a combined estimated value