Welcome to the Beautiful Book Boutique. AbeBooks has millions of books, many of which are rare books, collectible books, antiquarian books or unique books. They range in subject from medical texts to children's nursery rhymes, Latin prayer to pop-up books. And every day, thousands sell and thousands more are added from booksellers all over the world.
This time around our feature is on beautiful old bird books. From owls to ornithology, beaks to bills, our feathered friends show up on our most expensive lists with some frequency. Our most expensive bird book sale in 2009 was Ootheca Wolleyana: An Illustrated Catalogue of the Collection of Birds' Eggs, begun by the late John Wolley, Jun., M.A., F.Z.S., and continued with additions, by the editor, Alfred Newton which sold for $5,580.
Whatever your passion, be it art and colored plates of birds, ornithology, birdwatching, care of pet birds or just books with beautiful, bird-themed covers, we have a collectible bird book here sure to ruffle feathers.
Please note: prices are approximate to within a small margin, as currencies fluctuate. Quantity on rare books extremely limited; copies on display may sell quickly.