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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. Keu...

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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-fol...

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-colour...

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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...

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...

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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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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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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-photograph...

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Mayr, H. von

Malerische Ansichten aus dem Orient, gesammelt auf der Reise Sr. Hoheit des Herrn Herzogs Maximilian in Bayern nach Nubien, Aegypten, Pal...

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 tex...

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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. Muld...

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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...

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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...

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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 (11.1 x 17.0 cm). [xxxii (index)], 448 pp., with 187 woodcut illustrations. Contemporary limp vellum; ink title in an old hand written...

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Boisduval, [J. B. A.]

Icones historique des lépidoptères nouveaux ou peu connus: collection, avec figures coloriées, des papillons d’Europe nouvellement déco...

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 ...

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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...

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Beringer, J. B. A.

Lithographiae Wirceburgensis, ducentis lapidum figuratorum, a potiori insectiformium, prodigiosis imaginibus exornatae specimen primum, q...

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. Spin...

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Voet, J. E.

Catalogus systematicus coleopterorum. Catalogue systematique des coleopteres. Systematische naamlijst van dat geslacht van insecten dat m...

La Haye [The Hague], G. Bakhuysen, [1769-1804]. Two volumes in two. 4to (24.3 x 20.2 cm). Half titles and titles to the volumes, titles to to the text in each language; 555 pp. ...

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Boutan, L.

Décades zoologiques de la Mission scientifique permanente d’Exploration en Indo-Chine. Oiseaux. Décades 1-9. [Complete].

Hanoi, [F. H. Schneider], 1905-1906. Large 4to (27.4 x 18.8 cm) [28.5 x 21.0 cm]. 24 pp.; 97 hand-coloured plates on rice paper (each with additional printed text leaves) and tw...

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Vieillot, L. P.

Histoire naturelle des oiseaux de l'Amérique Septentrionale, contenant un grand nombre d'espèces décrites ou figurées pour la première fo...

Paris, Desray, 1807. Folio (50.7 x 34.0 cm). Half-title, title page. iv, 90 pp., 61 finely engraved and delicately hand-coloured plates [numbered (1)-57; 2bis, 3bis, 10bis, 14bi...

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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 lea...

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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 wit...

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Wirsing, A. L. and F. C. Günther

Sammlung von Nestern und Eyern verschiedener Vögel. Erstes Heft.

Nürnberg, Adam Ludwig Wirsing, [1770-]1772. Tall folio (39.6 x 25.0 cm). Title page, xii, 92 pp., wood-engraved head and tail pieces and initials; 50 engraved and contemporarily...

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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...

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, t...

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