Antiquariaat Schierenberg

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

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Contrafayt...
Brunfels, O. [Brunnfelsz]
Contrafayt Kreüterbuch. Nach rechter vollkommener Art/ vnud Beschreibungen der Alten/ besst-berümpten Ärtzt/ vormals in Teütscher sprach/ der masßen nye gesehen/ noch im Truck auszgangen. Sampt einer gemeynen Inleytung der Kreüter urhab, Erkantnüsß/ brauch/ lob/ und herzlicheit.
Strasßburg, Hans Schotten, 1532-1537. Folio (30.0 x 19.7 cm). Letterpress title page, [xvi], 332; title page with hand-coloured woodcut vignette, [xiv], 173, [iii] pp.; nearly 300 mostly full-page illustrations of plants and one with the Strassburg coat of arms; all in contemporary hand-colouring; text with wood engraved, contemporarily hand-coloured initials; those in the second part after Hans Holbein's Alphabet of the Death (first published - uncoloured - in 1524). Contemporary full, blind embossed and roll-tooled pigskin-over-wooden boards. Spine with four raised bands. Boards with reverse-bevelled edges and two brass clamps.
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€50,000.00
A wonderful, contemporary coloured copy of the first realistic herbal
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Shanghai, unpublished, 1937.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 eyewitness account of the Chino-Japanese War in Shanghai
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 New World rainforest birds drawn by Keulemans
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 fantastic master binding by Gruel
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 cm). 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
Narodovole...
Bourtzeff, V. [Burtsev]
Narodovoletz. 1.
London, privately printed by the author, 1897. 8vo (18.2 x 12.3 cm). 40 pp. Contemporary strip of paper to spine.
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€4,000.00
Very rare anarchist paper - remaining copies probably destroyed by London Police
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
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
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
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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Reserved
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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