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

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[Unique Ch...
Champion, P.
[Unique Chinese Photography Album]
China and Japan, 1867. Elephant folio (60.9 x 47.8 cm). 23 albumen prints (each ca. 38 x 32 cm), from dry plate collodion negatives, showing scenes in China (20) and Japan (3), mounted on cards, each captioned with printed text, mounted, and (save two exceptions) with additional text, neatly handwritten by Champion himself in ink in French. Original quarter morocco over pebbled, blind-stamped cloth. Author's name in gilt on lower front board; corners with Chinese characters.
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€48,000.00
China in the 1860's in photos: a unique collection by "Dynamite" Champion
Musée orni...
Delarue, J.
Musée ornithologique. Collection d'oiseaux de toutes les parties du monde [AND] Galerie des mammifères [AND] Musée J. Delarue [AND] Études d'animaux dans le paysage.
[Paris], J. Delarue, [after 1841]-ca. 1850. Four works in two. Oblong folio atlases. (26.5 x 34.1 cm). With 106 lithographed and finely hand-coloured plates, each captioned below the images [ Musée ornithologique 24; Galerie des mammifères 32; Musée Delarue 30; Études d'animaux 20]. Uniform green, gilt-bordered half calf over green boards. Spines with four raised, gilt-ornamented bands and brown morocco label with gilt title. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt.
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€28,000.00
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A natural...
Edwards, G.
A natural history of uncommon birds and of some rare and undescribed animals, quadrupeds, reptiles, fishes, insects, &c. In four parts. [AND] Gleanings of natural history - Glanures d'histoire naturelle [In three volumes]. [Complete].
London, for the author, 1743-1764. Seven volumes in seven. Folio (29.4 x 22. 8 cm). Text and 370 engraved plates of which 369 finely hand-coloured), as follows: Part I: Hand-coloured frontispiece, title page with hand-coloured vignettes; wood-engraved head and tail pieces; xx, 53 pp.; 54 plates [1-52; (two not numbered)]. II. Title page, [iii]-viii, xxi-xxiv; 53-128 pp. 55 plates (including the Samojeed, uncoloured) [53-104; (one not numbered - double); 105; (Samojeed)]. III. Title page, dedication leaf, full blank, advertisement leaf, pp. 106-157; 52 plates [106-157]. IV. Title page (dated 1751), dedication leaf, [ii] pp. (preface), [ii] pp. (subscribers list); 158-248 pp.; 58 plates [158-177; (three not numbered); 178-195; (two not numbered); 196-210]. V. Frontispiece portrait of the author, title page with engraved vignettes, dedication leaf; pp. 1-108; 50 plates [211-260]. VI. Two title pages (English and French), [iii] (dedication leaves), [iv] subscribers list; xxxv (preface), 109-215, [iv] (index); 50 plates. [261-310]. VII. Two title pages (English and French), dedication leaf, [ii] (subscribers list), vii (preface), 221-347 pp.; 52 plates [311-362]. Uniform contemporary polished calf. Spines with five raised bands; compartments rich gilt with floral patterns and two morocco labels with gilt title. Gilt-panelled boards. Inner dentelles. Marbled endpapers. Yellow edges.
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€39,500.00
Edwards's magnum opus, with extra - unpublished - plates and his handwritten explanations
Suite des...
Schwabe, C. and M. Maeterlinck [Illustrations de Carlos Schwab]
Suite des aquarelles originales exécutées par Carlos Schwab pour l'illustration de Pelléas et Mélisande.
Paris, H. Piazza, [1922]. Folio (29.2 x 24.8 cm). Original pictorial title page to the work of Maeterlinck in black ink; original black and green title – with printed text and hand-coloured Jugendstil border (with Carlos Schwabe's logo) – to this suite, mounted; ditto original dedication to Albert Dubosq; ditto original half title; and 31 original watercolours of which several mounted, and all signed and dated by Carlos Schwabe. Contemporary full blue morocco by Gruel; with intricate morocco inlays in red, black, yellow and gilt; gilt-lined edges, gilt, black and yellow borders inside; gilt silk endpapers; all edges gilt. Preserved in original, matching protective sleeve (30.3 x 27.2 cm) with blue half morocco over marbled blue paper covered boards, brown calf versos, four raised bands and gilt title on the 'spine'. This in turn protected in an original, matching blue marbled slipcase.
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€48,000.00
Complete suite of original watercolours for Pelléas et Mélisande. In a fantastic master binding by the famous French Gruel workshop
Les singer...
[Anonymous but probably P. C. L. Janet]
Les singeries humaines. Petit museum comique et grotesque.
Paris, Louis Janet, ca. 1825. Oblong 8vo (19.0 x 12.3 cm). iv, 146, [i] pp.; Title page with large, engraved and finely hand-coloured vignette, 12 finely engraved, tissue-guarded plates with contemporary hand-colouring. Contemporary quarter polished calf over marbled boards. Spine with gilt bands and title, and blind tooled vignettes.
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€5,600.00
Possibly the only copy entirely in contemporary hand-colouring
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
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
Clean copy of a rare, beautiful monograph on Madagascar's crocodiles, turtles and tortoises
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 a 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
Vissen [Fi...
Escher, M. C.
Vissen [Fish] (Bool, 414). Printing for the Henriëtte Roland Holst-Stichting.
Hilversum, Henriëtte Roland Holst-Stichting, 1956. Small folio (14.6 x 11.5 cm). Folded oblong. Front with Escher engraving, verso with the text "Houtgravure van M. C. Escher", third page with a poem by the Dutch poet Roland Holst (1869-1952), rear with the Stichting's address. On heavy, fine quality paper.
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A fine, clean copy showing the art of Maurits Cornelis Escher
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
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
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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€3,800.00
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
4 Monate K...
[Pfanner, P.]
4 Monate Krieg [Four Months War] Shanghai 1937 [Original photos]
Shanghai, unpublished, 1937. Oblong folio (18.1 x 26.5 cm). 44 pp., each with one to four original photos, for a total of 102 photos (ca 9 x 6 cm), mounted and tissue-guarded. In Chinese embroided cloth binding with Chinese characters.
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€7,400.00
Unique photographic eye witness account of the Chino-Japanese War in Shanghai
Base du sy...
Méchain, P. F. A. & J. B. J. Delambre & J. B. Biot & D. F. J. Arago
Base du système métrique décimal, ou mesure de l'arc du méridien compris entre les parallèles de Dunkerque et Barcelone, executée en 1792 et années suivantes.
Paris, Baudouin & Garnery, 1806-1810. Three volumes in three. Large 4to (27.0 x 21.0 cm). 2,190 pp., 28 large, folded, engraved plates. Uniform blue marbled boards.
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€18,500.00
The basis of the metric system. PMM 260
Faust. Pol...
Auer, A.
Faust. Poligrafisch illustrirte Zeitschrift für Kunst, Wissenschaft, Industrie, und geselliges Leben, begleitet von Kunst-Beilagen aus mehr als 30 Druckfächern. [The complete Volume 1. In original printed wrappers].
Wien, Auer, 1854. Folio (37.4 x 27.7 cm). 24 issues in 21. 192 pages with text in double columns and with numerous text engravings (several page-sized); and 72 separately printed plates, (several double-sized, folded) in different (colour) printing techniques, including 17 in nature printing. 21 original printed wrappers, the first four with printed issue numbers, the remainder with numbers in pencil.
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€5,000.00
The rediscovery of nature printing in a fabulous original set
Descriptio...
Savigny, J. C.
Description de l'Egypte. Histoire naturelle. Oiseaux. [Atlas].
Paris, C. L. F. Panckoucke, 1826. Elephant folio (ca. 71 x 53 cm). Title page (to Histoire naturelle, tome premier); 14 tissue-guarded, engraved plates (numbered 1-14). Not bound, as originally published.
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€1,400.00
Elephant folio birds famously depicted by Barraband
Francesco...
Capitani, F. di
Francesco di Capitani. [Manuscript design examples].
Roma, di Capitani, [ca. 1935]. Large, oblong cardboard binder with two metal pins. Folio. (36.5 x 53.5 cm). 64 leaves with original drawings, of which 61 in full colour (crayon). Black morocco boards with embossed title and patterned pastedowns. Stiff brown endpapers.
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€4,800.00
Rare examples of rationalism in interior design
A monograp...
Marshall, C. H. T. and G. F. L. Marshall
A monograph of the Capitonidae or scansorial barbets. The plates drawn and lithographed by J. G. Keulemans.
London, the authors, 1870-1871. Large 4to (31.0 x 24.7 cm). Title page, dedication page, list of subscribers, contents, list of plates. xli, [viiii] pp.; 73 hand-coloured plates, heightened with gum arabic; each with explanatory text leaves. Contemporary gilt-lined black half morocco over zaffre pebbled boards. Spine with four raised bands; compartments rich gilt with floral patterns and gilt title. Marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt.
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€16,000.00
Colourful rain forest birds drawn by Keulemans
A monograp...
Sharpe, R. B.
A monograph of the Alcedinidae: or, family of kingfishers.
London, the author, 1868-1871. Large 4to (30.5 x 23.1 cm). Title page, dedication leaf, contents leaf, list of plates; lxxi, xi pp., plain plate of generic characters (showing mainly heads and beaks); hand-coloured map of the family, two half-titles (to the subfamilies), 120 finely hand-coloured lithographed plates, with ca. 200 pp. of descriptive text. Contemporary gilt-bordered red half morocco over marbled boards. Spine with five raised bands; compartments with rich-gilt floral patterns and title. Marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt.
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€14,500.00
Kingfishers at their most beautiful
Faust. Pol...
Auer, A.
Faust. Poligrafisch illustrirte Zeitschrift für Kunst, Wissenschaft, Industrie, und geselliges Leben, begleitet von Kunst-Beilagen aus mehr als 30 Druckfächern. [All photographic plates. Original prints, mounted, as issued].
Wien, Auer, [1853]-1855. Folio (34.4 x 25.6 cm). Three printed plates with original albumen prints, mounted.
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€2,400.00
The very rare early photos from Alois Auer's Faust
Das Neuest...
Gleichen Russworm, W. F. Von [Rußwurm, Rusworm]
Das Neueste aus dem Reiche der Pflanzen oder mikroskopische Untersuchungen und Beobachtungen der geheimen Zeugungstheile der Pflanzen in ihren Blüten, und der in denselben befindlichen Insekten; nebst einigen Versuchen von dem Keim, und einem Anhang vermischter Beobachtungen, beschrieben, und mit Farben nach der Natur vorgestellet. Herausgegeben, verlegt und mit den nöhtigen in Kupfer gestochenen und illuminirten Abbildungen versehen von Johann Christoph Keller.
Nürnberg, Christian de Launoy seel[ig] Erben, [1763]-1764-[1766]. Folio (39.2 x 25.0 cm). Title page with motto on verso, half-title with motto on verso; 159 pp. [(iv), 8, (iv), 72, 40, (vi), 26]; 51 engraved plates [numbered I-V, IIb (all showing microscopes); I-IV, A-E, V-XXX (mainly showing flowers); 1-10 (mainly showing insects)], all in fine, original hand-colouring; and decorated with several large, finely engraved headpieces. Contemporary blind half vellum over speckled boards. Edges speckled red.
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Reserved
An excellent copy of this important microscopical, entomological and botanical work
Book six....
[ZERO movement] Hilgemann, E.
Book six. 'Progressive integration of two grids'. No H 1974 series 174/2 nos. 1-12.
Amsterdam, Galerie Swart, 1974. Square folio (30.5 x 30.1 cm). Printed title leaf with additional pencilled text by the artist; and 12 printed leaves in original blank portfolio in original transparent sleeve.
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€1,400.00
More than Zero - the work of Ewerdt Hilgemann
Afbeelding...
Luiken, J. [Luyken]
Afbeeldingen der merkwaardigste geschiedenissen van het Oude en Nieuwe Testament, in het koper gebragt door den vermaarden en kunstryken Jan Luiken.
Amsterdam, H. Keyzer, H. Gartman en W. Vermandel, 1790. Tall folio (54.7 x 34.7 cm). Title in red and black, with engraved vignette; [ii] pp.; 62 double-paged, slightly oblong engravings. Later, contemporary style full calf. Spine with six raised, gilt-ornamented bands; compartments rich gilt with floral patterns and gilt title. Boards with triple gilt borders and floral corner pieces. Marbled endpapers. Top edge speckled red.
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€2,600.00
An excellent, complete suite of Jan Luiken's finest biblical engravings
Neue farbi...
[Anonymous but probably Fritz Herz]
Neue farbige Vorlagen für die Textil-Industrie. Serie I. 24 Tafeln. [AND] Neue farbige Vorlagen für die Textil-Industrie. Serie II. 24 Tafeln.
Plauen im Vogtland, Christian Stoll [Heinrich Schmittler], [no date but 1907-1908]. Folio (48.2 x 32.1 cm). Title page; 48 [24; 24] full-colour printed and numbered sheets. In original quarter burgundy linen portfolio over burgundy-lettered boards.
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A rare set of rug designs reminiscent of Art Nouveau and Art Deco
Das Thier...
Seder, A.
Das Thier in der decorativen Kunst. I. Serie. Die Wasserthiere [AND] II. Serie. Vögel. [Complete].
Wien, Gerlach & Schenk, 1896. Two large folio portfolios (57.9 x 44.3 cm) with one page of text, one illustrated title page and 29 stunning chromolithographed plates showing animals in a fabulous Art Nouveau style. Each original quarter linen portfolios has an impressive dragon on front, with the title artistically arranged around it.
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€7,500.00
Fantastic Art Nouveau plates - a rare complete set
Documents...
Mucha, A. M.
Documents decoratifs. Planche 2.
Paris, Librairie Central des Beaux Arts, 1901. Folio (46 x 33 cm). Original print, printed in sepia and grey tones.
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€1,050.00
A wonderful print from Alphone Mucha's Documents decoratifs
On the ori...
Darwin, C.
On the origin of species by means of natural selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life. Third edition, with additions and corrections (seventh thousand).
London, John Murray, 1861. 8vo (19.9 x 12.5 cm). xix, 538, [ii] pp., double-folded diagram. Publisher's green, pebble-grained and blind stamped cloth. Gilt title and triangular ornaments on the spine. Brown endpapers.
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€5,000.00
Fine copy, the first with Darwin’s full historical sketch
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
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