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Fine & Rare Books, Manuscripts, Photography and Prints with a focus on natural history

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Beytraege...
Merrem, B.
Beytraege zur Naturgeschichte. [Beytraege zur Geschichte der Amphibien]. Parts I-III [Complete].
Duisburg und Lemgo, Auf Kosten des Verfassers, und in Commission in der Meyersche Buchhandlung, [1790] [Erstes Heft]; Leipzig, In der Verlagshandlung der Gelehrten, 1790 [Zweytes Heft); Essen, G. D. Baedeker, 1821 (Drittes Heft). Three volumes in one. 4to (20.5 x 25.7 cm). Six title pages, two dedication leaves; [ii], 47 pp.: 59, [i] pp.; ii, 141, [ii] pp. Several text engravings; 37 mostly engraved plates (those in volume three in early lithography) of which 36 in fine, contemporary hand-colouring. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards, spine with gilt lines and burgundy morocco label with gilt title. Edges speckled red. In later protective light brown cloth slipcase.
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€15,000.00
Complete copy of Merrem's beautifully illustrated magnum opus: a true rarity
Icones his...
Boisduval, [J. B. A.]
Icones historique des lépidoptères nouveaux ou peu connus: collection, avec figures coloriées, des papillons d’Europe nouvellement découverts; ouvrage formant le complément de tous les auteurs iconographes; par le docteur Boisduval. [Tome premier ] - Tome second. [Complete].
Paris, Roret, 1832-1834-[1841]. Two volumes in two. 8vo (23.1 x 14.7 cm). pp. [251; 192], including half titles and titles]; with 84 [1-46; 47-84] finely hand-coloured engraved plates, each with a tissue-guard. Contemporary uniform half calf over marbled boards. Spines with gilt lines, vignettes and title. Marbled edges.
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€3,600.00
A very rare, superbly illustrated work on butterflies
A monograp...
Shelley, G. E.
A monograph of the Nectariniidae, or family of sun-birds.
London, the author, 1876-1880. Large 4to (31.2 x 24.5 cm). Title page, cviii, 389 pp.; printed binders instructions; 121 hand-coloured lithographed plates by and after J. G. Keulemans, often heightened with gum arabic. Contemporary full morocco. Spine with five raised, gilt-lined bands, compartments with gilt vignettes and title; boards with gilt ornamental borders, and circular "daisy wheel" centre and corner pieces, gilt lined edge and gilt inner morocco borders with gilt ornamental lines by Morley of Oxford. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt.
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€17,950.00
Simply the best copy in a spectacular, signed binding
Nouveau re...
Temminck, C. J. and [G. M. J.] Meiffren Laugier de Chartrouse
Nouveau recueil de planches coloriées d'oiseaux, pour servir de suite et de complément aux planches enluminées de Buffon, édition in-folio et in-4o de l'Imprimerie royale, 1770.
Paris, F. G. Levrault, [1820]-1838-[1839]. In five volumes. Royal folio (54.5 x 35.4 cm). Titles, half-titles, dedication to Cuvier, Table méthodique; 600 hand-coloured engraved plates [I: 1-117; II: 118-236; III: 237-361; IV: 362-483; V: 484-600], all with unnumbered accompanying text leaves. Uniform contemporary half morocco over marbled boards. Spines with five gilt-stippled raised bands; compartments with gilt ornamental lines and title. Marbled endpapers. Top edges gilt.
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€60,000.00
Bettering Buffon: Six-hundred breathtakingly beautiful plates
Biologia C...
Günther, A. C. L. G.
Biologia Centrali Americana: Reptilia and Batrachia.
London, Taylor & Francis, 1885-1902. Large 4to (30.3 x 24.8 cm). xx, 326 pp., 76 plates (eight in full colour). Publisher's blue cloth. Gilt title on the spine. Top edge gilt.
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€3,800.00
A great classic and a one of the most important contributions to herpetology by Günther
De Aquatil...
Belon, P. [Petri Bellonii Cenomani; Pierre Belon du Mans]
De Aquatilibus. Libro duo, cum eiconibus ad vivam ipsorum effigiem, quoad eius fieri potuit, expressis.
Paris, Carolum Stephanum, 1553. Oblong 8vo (11.1 x 17.0 cm). [xxxii (index)], 448 pp., with 187 woodcut illustrations. Contemporary limp vellum; ink title in an old hand, written on the spine.
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€5,000.00
The foundation of modern Ichtyology - A very wide-margined copy of the first edition
Histoire p...
Vaillant, L. and G. Grandidier
Histoire physique, naturelle et politique de Madagascar publiée par Alfred et Guillaume Grandidier. Volume XVII. Histoire naturelle des reptiles. Première partie: crocodiles et tortues.
Paris, Le Garde des Sceaux, 1910. Large 4to (31.0 x 23.8). Half-title and title page, 86 pp., 27 plates of which nine in chromolithography, partly augmented with gum arabic, 17 in lithography and one heliogravure. Later pebbled half cloth over marbled boards. Spine with six raised bands, compartments with gilt title and vignettes. Greenish endpapers.
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€3,800.00
Exceptional clean copy of a rare, beautifully illustrated monograph of Madagascar's crocodiles, turtles and tortoises
Ophidia.<e...
Pfurtscheller, P.
Ophidia. Tropidonotus natrix . [Grass snake]. Tab. 18.
Wien, Pichler's Witwe & Sohn, ca. 1910. Very large (140 x 130 cm) broadsheet. Lithographed on two half-sheets, combined into one. Printed in chromolithography on one side.
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€1,200.00
A very rare large, pictorial wall chart depicting the morphology and anatomy of the grass snake
Mission Sc...
Brocchi, [P. L. A.]
Mission Scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale. Ouvrage publié par ordre du Ministre de l'Instruction Publique. Recherches zoologiques. Troisième partie. - 2e Section. Étude des batraciens de l'Amérique Centrale.
Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1874. Large 4to and matching folio (36.0 x 27.5 cm). 123 pp.; 24 plates [numbered 1-21, 17bis, 18bis, 20bis], of which one stipple-engraved (plain) and 23 in (chromo)lithography (20 partly or completely coloured, and three plain). Contemporary olive half calf with gilt-lined borders over marbled boards. Spine with five raised, gilt-stippled bands; compartments with gilt triple cadres, and two (red and light brown) morocco labels with gilt titles. Marbled endpapers.
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€4,800.00
Brocchi's magnum opus - the rare herpetology of the Mission Scientifique
De beschry...
Kaempfer, E.
De beschryving van Japan, behelsende een verhaal van den ouden en tegenwoordigen staat en regeering van dat Ryk.
The Hague, P. Gosse and J. Neaulme; Amsterdam, Balthasar Lakeman, 1729. Folio (37.5 x 25.0 cm). 500 pp. Half-title, title page explanation, frontispiece (engraved title) by I. C. Philips, letterpress title in red and black; 48 double-sized maps and plates (I-XVII, XXX-XLV, XXIV*, A-BXXVIII, A-BXXIX). Contemporary full mottled calf; spine with six raised bands; compartments rich gilt with fine, elaborate floral ornaments, and red morocco label with gilt title; boards with double gilt roll stamped border, gilt floral corner pieces and central vignettes. Mottled edges.
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€12,000.00
A very good, large paper copy in an exceptional contemporary Dutch binding
La Parisie...
Montorgueil, G. [Octave Lebesgue]
La Parisienne. Peinte par elle-même. Vingt et une pointes sèches tirées hors texte et quarante et un compositions par Henry Somm.
Paris, L. Conquet, 1897. Large 8vo (25.5 x 16.4 cm). Half-title, frontispiece, title page in red and black; vi [i.e. ii], 200 pp. 41 engravings in the text (head and tail pieces), and 21 full page etchings (all by Somm; including frontispiece). Contemporary full dark green morocco by Charles Meunier, with Art Nouveau floral inlays on the boards and inner borders. Silken, Japonism floral-patterned endpapers, marbled flyleaves, double blanks. All edges gilt. Original wrappers, including spine cover (printed on floral-pattered silk) bound in. In matching (original) marbled slipcase with dark green morocco edges and velvet interior (26.8 x 18.3 x 4.0 cm).
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€2,750.00
Parisian femmes fatales, bound wonderfully by Charles Meunier
Lithograph...
Beringer, J. B. A.
Lithographiae Wirceburgensis, ducentis lapidum figuratorum, a potiori insectiformium, prodigiosis imaginibus exornatae specimen primum, quod in dissertatione inaugurali physico-historica, cum annexis corollaris medicis, authoritate et consensu inclytae facultatis medicae, in alma Eoo-Francica Wirceburgensium Universitate...
Würzburg, Philipp Wilhelm Fuggart, 1726. Folio (32.5 x 20.8 cm). Finely engraved frontispiece. [x], 96 pp., 21 engraved plates. Contemporary half calf over speckled boards. Spine with five raised, gilt-bordered bands; brown morocco label with gilt ornamental bands and title. Edges speckled red.
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€7,500.00
The first palaeontological fraud
Exotic orn...
Sclater, P. L. and O. Salvin
Exotic ornithology, containing figures and descriptions of new or rare species of American birds.
London, Bernard Quaritch, 1866-1869. Large 4to/Folio (36.4 x 28.1 cm). Title page, vi [recte iv], pp.; 100 plates [I-C; Roman numerals] by Joseph Smit, with explanatory text leaves (numbered consecutively), a few text engravings. Contemporary red gilt-bordered half morocco over marbled boards. Spine with five raised bands; compartments rich gilt with floral patterns and gilt title. Marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt.
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€9,500.00
104 amazing neotropical birds in the original red morocco binding
A monograp...
Mivart, S. G. [J.]
A monograph of the lories, or brush-tongued parrots, composing the family Loriidae.
London, R. H. Porter, 1896. Large 4to (31.5 x 25.3 cm). Title page, liii, 194 pp. [1-193, 24A]; four chromolithographed maps, 61 hand-coloured lithographed plates heightened with gum arabic; 19 groups of text figures. Original brown morocco with gilt lines and title on the front board and spine. Bevelled edges. Top edge gilt.
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€10,500.00
"Excellent" (Zimmer). A very fine copy in the rare original publisher's binding
Report on...
Haeckel, E.
Report on the scientific results of the voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-76 under the command of captain George S. Nares, R.N., F.R.S. and the late captain Frank Tourle Thomson, R.N. prepared under the superintendence of the late Sir. C. Wyville Thomson, Knt., F.R.S., &c. and now of John Murray. Zoology. LXXVII. Report on the Siphonophorae. By Professor Ernst Haeckel, M.D., Ph.D., Hon. F.R.S.E.
London, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1888. 4to (29.2 x 24.6 cm). 388 [380, 8] pages, seven woodcuts in the text, and 50 plates, of which 11 in beautiful chromolithography, the others mostly tinted or duotone, and a few plain. Original dark green blind stamped pebbled cloth. Boards with bevelled edges. Gilt title on the spine. Brown endpapers.
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Haeckel's hydrozoids: nature at its most artistic
Report on...
Haeckel, E.
Report on the scientific results of the voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-76 under the command of captain George S. Nares, R.N., F.R.S. and the late captain Frank Tourle Thomson, R.N. prepared under the superintendence of the late Sir. C. Wyville Thomson, Knt., F.R.S., &c. and now of John Murray. Zoology. XL. Report on the Radiolaria. By Professor Ernst Haeckel, M.D., Ph.D.
London, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1887. Two volumes [text and atlas] in three. 4to (29.2 x 24.6 cm). 1991 [clxxxviii, 888, 889-1803] pp.; 140 lithographed plates of which 16 completely or partly in chromolithography, several tinted and the others plain. Original uniform, dark green blind stamped pebbled cloth. Boards with bevelled edges. Gilt title on the spines. Brown endpapers.
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€7,500.00
A much sought-after work: Haeckel’s Amazing Radiolaria
Mission Sc...
Duméril, A. [H. A.] and M. [F.] Bocourt
Mission Scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale. Ouvrage publié par ordre du Ministre de l'Instruction Publique. Recherches zoologiques. Troisième partie. Étude sur les reptiles et les batraciens. Livraisons 1-15.
Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1870-[1897]. Large 4to and matching folio (36.5 x 27.5 cm). General herpetological title; 860 pp.; 90 lithographed plates [numbered 1-68; 17bis, 18bis, 20A-G, 21A-C, 22A-J], of which 21 hand-coloured. Loose-leaved, as issued. In later portfolio.
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€12,500.00
The 15 first 'livraisons' of the rare Mission Scientifique - Reptilia
Reptilia M...
Gravenhorst, J. L. C. [C.]
Reptilia Musei zoologici Vratislaviensis. Recensita et descripta. [OR] Deliciae Musei zoologici Vratislaviensis. Fasciculus primus. Continens Chelonios et Batrachia.
Lipsiae [Leipzig], Leopold Voss, 1829. Folio (40.5 x 25.5 cm). Half-title, double title page, 106 pp. including dedication page and second half title; 17 finely engraved plates of which 13 delicately hand-coloured. Contemporary pebbled half cloth over dark grey marbled boards. Later printed label on the spine.
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€6,500.00
A great copy of an exceedingly rare and scientifically important herpetological work
The Macrol...
Seitz, A.
The Macrolepidoptera of the world.
Stuttgart, Kernen Verlag, 1909-1954. 20 volumes bound in 31. 4to (31.3 x 24.8 cm). Text and 1,458 chromolithographed plates. Publisher's uniform half calf and perfectly matching recently made half calf. Gilt titles and decorations on spines.
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€27,000.00
A very rare, complete and completely bound set
Amphibia....
Pfurtscheller, P.
Amphibia. Anura. Rana I [AND] Rana II. [Frog]. Tab. 26-27.
Wien, Pichler's Witwe & Sohn, ca. 1912. Two charts in two. Very large broadsheets (140 x 130 cm each). Each single sheet lithographed on two half-sheets, combined into one. Printed in chromolithography on one side.
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€1,500.00
Two very rare large, pictorial wall charts depicting the live history and anatomy of the frog
Very early...
X-Rays: Friedrich Haller & Söhne Atélier und Laboratorium mit Röntgen'schen Strahlen
Very early applied radiology [Röntgen photographs, X-rays] including the first use of X-rays in authentication of fine art (i.e. painting by Albrecht Dürer).
Munich, Friedrich Haller & Söhne, Atélier und Laboratorium mit Röntgen'schen Strahlen, 1897. Loose in folio album. Set of nine extremely early, mint conditioned X-Ray-photographs mounted on six presentation cardboards (three with two photographs each) and with manuscript descriptions; the photographs measuring between 6.6 x 5.6 cm, and 34.4 x 23.6 cm, all housed in contemporary gilt cloth portfolio titled Album .
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€25,000.00
First X-ray verification of fine art - Dürer meets Röntgen
[Taxidermy...
Gunn, T. E.
[Taxidermy] Sparrowhawk.
Norwich, T. E. Gunn, pre-1923. Taxidermy cased (40 x 30 x 15 cm) in naturalistic setting. Black wooden case with glass front; interior painted light blue. Printed label on rear board.
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€1,200.00
A fine exemple of craftmanship by the renowned taxidermist Thomas Gunn
Exploratio...
Guichenot, A. [A. T.]
Exploration scientifique de l'Algérie, pendant les années 1840, 1841, 1842 publiée par ordre du gouvernement et avec le concours d'une commission académique. Sciences physiques. Zoologie. V. Histoire naturelle des reptiles et des poissons.
Paris, Arthus Bertrand, 1850. Folio (37.0 x 28.1 cm). Half-title, title page Sciences physiques Zoologie V with engraved vignette, half-title (to the reptiles and fish), iv, 144, [iv] pp., half-title (to the atlas); 12 plates (four of reptiles and amphibians, eight of fish). The plates are colour-printed engravings à la poupée and then finished by hand. Contemporary half morocco over marbled boards. Spine with five raised bands and gilt title. Marbled endpapers.
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€5,600.00
A fine copy of a very rare herpetological-ichthyological work
Malerische...
Mayr, H. von
Malerische Ansichten aus dem Orient, gesammelt auf der Reise Sr. Hoheit des Herrn Herzogs Maximilian in Bayern nach Nubien, Aegypten, Palaestina, Syrien und Malta im Jahre MDCCCXXXVIII [1838] und Herausgegeben von Heinrich v. Mayr. / Vues pittoresques de l'orient recueilles dans le voyage de S. A. Monseigneur le Duc Maximilien de Bavière en Nubie, en Egypte, en Palestine, en Syrie et à Malta en MDCCCXXXVIII et publiées par Henri de Mayr.
München, Heinrich von Mayr, 1839-1840. Oblong elephant folio (39.4 x 51.7 cm). Ten instalments, each of six finely lithographed and hand-coloured plates with one explanatory text leaf, for a total of 60 plates, and a hand-coloured lithographed pictorial title and dedication page; in ten uniform hand-coloured pictorial wrappers.
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€18,000.00
A fine, complete hand-coloured copy of the illustrations of Maximilian of Bavaria's travels to the Holy Land and the Middle East
Historia g...
Fernández de Piedrahíta, [L.]
Historia general de las conquistas del Nuevo Reyno de Granada.
Amberes (Antwerp), Jean Baptiste Verdussen, [1688]. Folio (29.7 x 20.9 cm). Title page, three finely engraved plates (title page and frontispieces preceding chapters) by J. Mulder, [xvi], 599, [vii] pp. Contemporary vellum. Spine with contemporary script title.
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€15,000.00
A very rare work; highly important for the history of the conquest of the Americas

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