AN opportunity to buy antiquarian bird books beckons next week at Sotheby’s salerooms in London.
The auction - with pre-sale estimates in brackets - will include the following titles:
Gould: Birds of Europe in five volumes (£40,000 – 50,000)
Dresser: Be-eaters (£5,000 – 7,000)
Sclater and Salvin: Exotic Ornithology (£4,000 – 6,000)
Bewick: History of British Birds in two volumes (£500 - 700)
Meyer: Illustrations of British Birds in four volumes (£6,000 - 8,000)
Yarrell: A History of British Birds in four volumes (£600 – 800)
The sale on Friday (November 4) starts at 10.30am, and the bird books will be first to go under the hammer.
Full details, including illustrations, at
|Henry Dresser's study on Bee-eaters is expected to bids upwards of £5,000|