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Wohlbewähr...
Anthophilus, I. [J. G. Mueller?]
Wohlbewährtes Garten-Buch, worinnen nicht nur von vielen seltenen Geheimnissen sondern auch von den Pflanzen, Blumen, und andern Garten-Gewächsen, auch der Baum-Zucht von allerhand ordinären, wie auch besonderes von Zwerg-Bäumen nützliche Anzeige und gründliche Nachricht ertheilet wird von Isodorus Antophilus. Aus dem franzósischen übersetzt, und mit Kupfern versehen.
Luzern und Strassburg, gedruckt auf Kosten guter Freunde, 1758. 8vo (18.0 x 11.2 cm). Engraved frontispiece, title in red and black. [iv], 370, [vi] pp. Eight engraved plates with 12 figures. Chapters with woodcut vignettes. Original wooden panel with paper cover. Printed label on the spine.
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€850.00
A very rare work dealing with horticulture and trees: Only four copies recorded in OCLC
The natura...
Buckman, J.
The natural history of British meadow and pasture grasses, with an account of their economy and agricultural indications.
London, Hamilton, Adams, & Co., 1858. 8vo (19.3 x 12.0 cm). iv, 73 pp., two engraved plates in double suite, viz. two hand-coloured and two plain. Publisher's rich embossed cloth with gilt title on the front board.
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€200.00
A very rare special copy in double suite
British tr...
Cole, R. V.
British trees, drawn and described by Rex Vivat Cole and text revised by Dorothy Kempe. Subscribers' edition with 13 proof photogravures limited to 150 copies.
London, Hutchinson, 1907. Two parts in two. Large 4to (30.3 x 23.5 cm). 723 pp., 430 reproductions of original drawings and paintings by the author including 13 proof photogravures. Uniform publisher's green buckram with gilt-titled calf spine mounted. All edges gilt.
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€950.00
Rare, limited "deluxe" edition with additional plates
Le regne v...
Depuis, A., O. Reveil, et al.
Le regne végétal, divisé en traité de botanique générale, flore médicale, usuelle et industrielle, horticulture botanique et pratique, plantes agricoles et forestières, histoire biographique et bibliographique de la Botanique. [INCLUDING] Dictionnaire étymologique des termes de botanique. [Complete].
Paris, Théodore Morgand, 1864-1871. 17 volumes in 18 [11 text volumes; seven plate volumes] with over 4,200 pp., and 411 (406 finely hand-coloured) engraved plates with more than 3,000 illustrations, and four large, double-folded engraved maps, printed in red and black. Large 4to (27.1 x 17.1–20.1 cm). Uniform contemporary boards; spines with two morocco labels with gilt titles.
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€3,500.00
A rare complete set of this beautifully illustrated work
Flore pitt...
Descourtilz, M. E.
Flore pittoresque et médicale des Antilles, ou histoire naturelle des plantes usuelles des colonies Françaises, Anglaises, Espagnoles et Portugaises; Peinte d'après les dessins faits sur les lieux par M. J. Th. Descourtilz.
Paris, Privately published by Descourtilz (1827-1829, 1833). In eight volumes. 8vo (20.2 x 12.8 cm). Half-titles, title pages, 2810 pp., 600 hand-coloured engraved plates. Beautiful contemporary style uniform black grained half calf with gilt ornaments and titles on spines.
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€12,000.00
Outstanding Cuban and Caribbean botanical illustrations by the explorer Descourtilz
Die schädl...
Freyer, C. F.
Die schädlichsten Schmetterlinge Deutschlands, für Forstmänner, Lehrer, Oekonomen, Gartenbesitzer und Volks-Schulen.
Augsburg, privately published, 1839. 8vo (20.0 x 12.0 cm). xii, 89 pp., 12 hand-coloured folded engraved plates. Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards. Gilt title on the spine.
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€450.00
A rare work on noxious butterflies with fine illustrations
Java. Toon...
Hardouin, E. and W. L. Ritter
Java. Tooneelen uit het leven karakterschetsen en kleederdragten van Java's bewoners in afbeeldingen naar de natuur geteekend door E. Hardouin met tekst van W. L. Ritter en een voorwoord van H. M. Lange, gepensionneerd Luitenant Kolonel van het O. I. leger. Benevens eene kaart van Java naar de nieuwste bronnen bewerkt.
Leiden, A. W. Sythoff, 1855. Large 4to (28.7 x 20.7 cm). Title page with finely engraved vignette; xv, 242 pp.; hand-coloured lithographed frontispiece and 25 other hand-coloured lithographed and tissue-guarded plates; large, triple-folded coloured double map of Java, Madoera and Bawean. Original green embossed cloth. Spine and front board rich gilt with floral patterns and ethnographical vignettes. Yellow endpapers. All edges gilt.
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€1,450.00
The rare first - hand-coloured- edition
Over het h...
Hoeven, J. van der
Over het hart der Krokodillen en de geschiedenis onzer kennis van hetzelve [AND] Over een nieuw kenmerk om het geslacht Libellula van Aeshna te onderscheiden [AND] Eenige berigten aangaande Gottfried Reinhold Treviranus [AND] Systematische beschrijving van eenige insekten van Noord-Nederland [AND] Over het getal der luchtgaten (Stigmata) by Scolopendra [AND] Over het vleugelhaakje bij de avond- en nachtvlinders (Lepidoptera crepuscularia et nocturna).
Leiden, Amsterdam, [several publishers], 1839. 8vo (20.9 x 12.4 cm). About 60 pp. with one wood-engraved text figure and three engraved plates drawn by the author. Contemporary blind-tooled red cloth with gilt bands on spine. Yellow endpapers.
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€275.00
A nice collection of rare papers by an important Dutch herpetologist and entomologist
Afbeelding...
[Houttuyn, M.]
Afbeelding der houten, [eerste,] tweede uitgave; van 6 naar 't leven gekleurde plaaten...
Amsterdam, Jan Christiaan Sepp, 1773. Folio (30.5 x 23.5 cm). Five title pages and five prefaces (in Dutch, German, English, French, and Latin); vi pp.; 12 engraved and finely hand-coloured plates. Original printed wrapper (to second part).
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€1,250.00
The rare start with a perhaps unknown issue-title
Les palmie...
Kerchove de Denterghem, O. de
Les palmiers. Histoire iconographique.
Paris, J. Rothschild, 1878. Large 8vo (26.2 x 17.3 cm). viii, 348 pp., 40 fine chromolithographed plates and 228 illustrations in the text. Contemporary half leather binding with decorated gilt spine and marbled boards.
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€1,450.00
A very nice copy in contemporary binding with splendid chromos of palms
Tableau en...
Latreille, P. A.
Tableau encyclopédique et methodique des trois regnes de la nature. Insectes.
Paris, Agasse, 1818. Folio (28.5 x 21.4 cm). 165 engraved plates (numbered 1-165). Contemporary full tree calf. Boards with gilt-ruled borders, spine with rich Louis XVI-style gilt-ornamented red and green morocco labels. Marbled endpapers.
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€750.00
A fine copy of the true insects of the "Tableau encyclopédique et methodique des trois regnes de la nature"
Physikalis...
Ledermüller, M.
Physikalisch-Mikroskopische Zergliederung und Vorstellung einer sehr kleinen Winterknospe des Hippocastani seu Esculi, oder des wilden Rosskastanienbaum. Beobachtet den 12. Jener 1764. [AND] Physikalisch-Mikroskopische Zergliederung des Korns oder Rokens; nebst der Beobachtung seines Wachsthums, [AND] Physikalisch-Mikroskopische Vorstellung und Zergliederung einer angeblichen Rokenpflanze, das Staudten, Stek- oder Gerstenkorn insgemein genannt. Woden die Embryonen der noch zarten und kaum 4. Wochen alten Aerhe, mit ihrem Keim, dann Blüht und Befruchtungs-Theilen, ingleichen die Aehnlichkeit des Roken und Gerstengrases mit seiner Blüht und Frucht, sowohl natürlich als vergrössert sich abgebildet befinden: als der zugesicherte und verlangte Schluss des Zergliederten Kekens. Samt III nach der Natur sorgfältigst mit Farben erleuchteten saubern Kupfertafeln.
Nürnberg: A. W. Winterschmidt (1764-1765). Three parts bound in two. Folio (38.5 x 24.5 cm). 8 pp. of text, three fine hand-coloured plates; 12+12 pp. of text, 4+3 fine hand-coloured plates and two nice pastoral and allegorical vignettes on the dedication pages. All three parts complete. Uniform contemporary boards.
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€4,600.00
First (and only) editions of some very rare, early works on microscopy