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Zoological Society of London

Transactions of the Zoological Society of London. Volumes 1-5, and 6 [Partial].

London, The Zoological Society of London, 1835-1866. 4to (31.3 x 24.5 cm). 2238 pp. Several text engravings, 359 plates, of which 87 finely hand-coloured and one tinted, and 44 ...

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Fuchs, H.

Original pattern designs.

Vienna, not published, 1926-1929. 58 original designs. Various sizes, mostly ca. 30 x 21 cm, several considerably larger, folded, up to 62 x 62 cm; a few mounted. Signed and - m...

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Buc'hoz [P. J.]

Le Jardin d'Eden, le paradis terrestre dans le jardin de la reine à Trianon ou collection des plantes les plus rares, qui se trouve dans ...

Paris, chez l'auteur, 1781-1795. Nine works in six. Folio (between 42.9 x 27.6 and 46.6 x 31.3 cm). Title pages, half-titles, text, and 612 [200; 40; 51; 45 (three plain); 156; ...

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Sowerby, G. B. I and G. B. Sowerby II

The conchological illustrations, by G. B. Sowerby Jun. / The conchological illustrations; or upward of 1,500 coloured figures of 1,060 re...

London, Sowerby, [1832]-1841. 8vo (20.0 x 12.1 cm). Two titles (one bound in the rear). 113 pp., 200 finely hand-coloured lithographed plates. Contemporary full, pebbled morocco...

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[Paper Peepshow]


[Augsburg, M. Engelbrecht, ca. 1750]. Seven oblong cardboard sheets (24.0 x 21.0 cm), with fine hand-colouring, including six with delicate cut-outs.

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Strickland, H. E. and A. G. Melville

The dodo and its kindred; or the history, affinities, and osteology of the dodo, solitaire, and other extinct birds of the islands Maurit...

London, Reeve, Benham, and Reeve, 1848. 4to (31.6 x 25.3 cm). Full colour frontispiece (= plate I), title page with engraved vignette, two half titles (to Part I by Strickland, ...

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Forbes, E. & S. [ C. T.] Hanley

A history of British Mollusca and their shells.

London, John van Voorst, 1848-1853. Four volumes in four. Large 8vo (24.5 x 15.2 cm). Half titles and titles; 2,064 pp., 203 finely hand-coloured engraved plates, as follows. I...

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Zoological Society of London

Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. Volumes 16-29 [1848-1861]; 31-34 [1863-1866].

London, The Zoological Society of London, 1848-1861; 1863-1866. 8vo (22.2 x 15.1 cm). 7849 pp., 653 mostly hand-coloured lithographed plates. Uniform contemporary full polished ...

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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 (9.9 x 16.2 cm). [xxxii (index)], 448 pp., with 187 woodcut illustrations. In contemporary hand-colouring. Late 19th-century period st...

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Audebert, J. B.

Histoire naturelle des singes, peints d'après nature. [AND] Histoire naturelle [des singes et] des makis. [Complete].

Paris, l'Auteur, [AND] H. J. Jansen, 1797-[An 8 = 1799]. Two volumes in one. Folio (49.2 x 31.8 cm). Three half-titles, two title pages; 178 pp. [24, 4, 4, 10, 4, 8, 10, 24, 14,...

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Silvestri, O.

Etna. Eruzione e terremoti del Maggio-Giugno 1879. Fotografie fatte per incarico del R. Governo Italiano sotto la direzione del Prof. Ora...

[Catania], A. T. Tagliarini, "1879" [1880]. Oblong folio, with 30 (of 33 or 34?) original albumen prints of slightly variable size, on average 17.5 x 32.0 cm (plates 1-22), or f...

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Landor, A. H. S.

27 original 19th century watercolour sketches of Australia.

Australia, not published, [n.d., but 1891]. Mostly ca. 18 x 13 cm, some larger (up to 23 x 14 cm) or smaller (the smallest 17.5 x 6 cm). Some with hand-written captions.

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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...

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-photog...

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Happe, A.

Abbildung auslaendischer Materialien.

Berlin, [not published], 1767. Folio (37.3 x 24.3 cm). Decorative water colour title page, manuscript text within a garland of flowers and insects, and 86 water-colour plates of...

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Vaillant, L. [L.] and M. [F.] Bocourt

Mission scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale. Recherches zoologiques pour servir à l'histoire de la faune d'Amérique Centr...

Paris, Mission du Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale, 1874-[1915]. Large 4to (35.5 x 27.5 cm). Title to the Zoology section, title to part IV, half title to the ichthyology, [i...

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Munting, A.

Naauwkeurige beschryving der aardgewassen, waar in de veelerley aart en bijzondere eigenschappen der boomen, heesters, kruyden, bloemen, ...

Leiden, Pieter van der Aa, and Utrecht, François Halma, 1696. Folio (39.5 x 25.4 cm). Half title ["Aardgewassen"], engraved frontispiece title ["Aard-Gewassen"] with full page a...

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Escher, M. C.

M. C. Escher 16 facsimile prints. With an introduction by J. L. Locher, former Director of the Gemeentemuseum, The Hague.

Baarn, The Escher Foundation, 2008. 16 prints, matching the original prints in shape, enlarged by 10%, all on separate sheets measuring 55.0 x 65.0 cm) and an introduction of 16...

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