The library of Henry Rogers Broughton, 2nd Baron Fairhaven, is without doubt one of the greatest collections of natural history books ever assembled, containing volume after volume of spectacular and sumptuous works on botany, ornithology and zoology from the sixteenth to the nineteenth-century.
Highlights from the second and final part of the sale include: a jewel-like florilegium containing original botanical drawings on vellum by Nicolas Robert, a comprehensive selection of works by Nikolaus Jacquin, the great Austrian botanist; and Saviero Manetti’s Storia naturale degli Uccelli, printed in Florence between 1767 and 1776. This is a rare opportunity to encounter some of the rarest and most exceptional natural history books to be found.

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