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[Anonymous, but probably A. Malard]
Manuscript on algae.
No place, no publisher, no date [but ca. 1900]. 8vo (various sizes). 65 original parts with hundreds of handwritten notes and drawings in black-and-white and in colour. All contained in an original portfolio, size 25 x 20 x 9.5 cm.
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A unique manuscript on French algae
Album géné...
Coupin, H.
Album général des cryptogames. Avec la collaboration de M[ademois]elle Fernande Coupin. Algae.
Paris, E. Orlhac, [1911-1912]. 4to (27.5 x 18.6 cm). 394 plates with explanatory text leaves, title pages and indexes. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with five raised bands and gilt title. Marbled flyleaves.
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"Un travail d'Hercule" [from an additional letter by the author]
Éponges fo...
Courtiller, A.
Éponges fossiles des Sables du terrain Crétacé supérieur des environs de Saumur. Étage Sénonien de d'Orbigny suivies des nullipores a squelette silicieux de l'étage Sénonien.
Paris, Savy, 1874. Very large 8vo (27.0 x 18.8 cm). 54 pp. (including two half-titles and title page), 109 [98, 8bis, 21bis, 22bis; 8] lithographed plates, including one very large, triple-folded. Contemporary half morocco over marbled boards. Spine with five raised bands. Compartments with gilt floral vignettes and title. Marbled endpapers. Sprinkled edges.
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Rare, second, expanded edition of a finely illustrated monograph on fossil sponges of France
Ehrenberg, C. G.
Mikrogeologie. Das Erden und Felsen schaffende Wirken des unsichtbar kleinen selbständigen Lebens auf der Erde.
Leipzig, Leopold Voss, 1854. Folio (44.9 x 32.8 cm). Front wrapper, pasted on first blank, half-title, title page, dedication leaf, pp. [viii]-xxviii, [1]-374, half-title (to the plates), pp. [1]-31 (index); 41 fine, partly tinted and hand-coloured engraved plates (tissue-guarded) with (multiple) explanatory text leaves. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Gilt lines and title on spine. Marbled endpapers.
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A rare, massive work on micro-organisms
Ehrenberg, C. G.
Mikrogeologische Studien über das kleinste Leben der Meeres-Tiefgründe aller Zonen und dessen geologischen Einfluss. [AND] Fortsetzung der mikrogeologischen Studien als Gesammt-Uebersicht der mikroskopischen Paläontologie gleichartig analysirter Gebirgsarten der Erde, mit specieller Rücksicht auf den Polycystinen-Mergel von Barbados.
Berlin, Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin, G. Vogt, 1873-1875. Two parts in two. 4to (27.5 x 22.2 cm). 496 [131-399; 1-226] pp.; 42 [I-XII; I-XXX] partly tinted lithographed plates, and one coloured folded world-map, six large, folded tables. Original printed boards and matching later boards.
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A rare complete set of the Studien
Ehrenberg, C. G.
Verbreitung und Einfluss des mikroskopischen Lebens in Sud- und Nord-Amerika. Ein Vortrag. Gelesen in der Königl. Preuss. Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin am 25 März und 10 Juni 1841 mit spätern Zusätzen. Nebst 4 colorirten Kupfertafeln.
Berlin, Königliche Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin, 1843. Tall folio (41.1 x 27.5 cm). Title page, dedication page, 158 pp.;four partly hand-coloured engraved plates. Original blind grey-blue wrappers.
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Very rare large paper copy of this rare work of fundamental importance to the knowledge of the Protozoa
The Norweg...
Foslie, M. [H.]
The Norwegian forms of Lithothamnion [AND] New or critical Lithothamnia.
Trondhjem, Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs, 1894. Two papers in one. 8vo (22.2 x 14.2 cm). 190 [180; 10] pp.; 24 [23; 1] attractive photographed plates. Contemporary pebbled half calf over marbled boards. Spine with five raised, gilt-stippled bands, gilt title and vignettes. Marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Original printed wrappers bound in.
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Two fine publications by the Norwegian algologist Michael Heggelund Fosley
Les cyanop...
Frémy, P.
Les cyanophycées des côtes d'Europe.
Saint-Lo, Société Nationale des Sciences Naturelles et Mathématiques de Cherbourg, 1934. 8vo (24.3 x 15.9 cm). 234 pp.; 66 fine plates. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with gilt ornamented head and foot, gilt bordered red morocco label with gilt title. Original printed front wrapper preserved.
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Important and very rare contribution to the Cyanophyceae (algae) in a nice binding
Marsigli, L. F. Comte de (Marsilli, L. Graave van)
Natuurkundige Beschryving der Zeeën.
's Gravenhage, De Compagnie, 1786. Folio (41.6 x 26.0 cm). Half-title, a nice hand-coloured engraved allegorical frontispiece, title page with woodcut vignette. [ii], xxvi, 216 pp.; seven mostly folded engravings, five hand-coloured engraved maps and profiles, and 40 beautifully hand-coloured engraved plates (for a total of 52 plates and maps), woodcut endpieces and capitals. Contemporary half calf over speckled boards. Spine with six raised bands, compartments with gilt floral vignettes and burgundy morocco label with gilt title.
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Extremely rare hand-coloured copy of the first book on corals
A propos d...
Saporta, G. Le Marquis de
A propos des algues fossiles.
Paris, G. Masson, 1882. Folio (37.0 x 28.1 cm), [ii], 82 pp.; ten tinted lithographed plates by Leuba, several text engravings. Original printed paper cover over limp boards.
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A special, numbered copy, on better paper
Toni, J. de [= G. de Toni]
Diagnoses algarum novarum. Post sylloges editionem descriptarum. I (Centuriae I-XI) [AND] II (Centuria I). [All published].
Brixia [Brescia], privately published by the author (and heirs?), 1937-1955. 12 parts in 12 (17.7 x 13.6 cm). 1200 pages. (Near) contemporary uniform brown cloth with gilt title on the spines.
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A very rare work on algae with many new descriptions
Royal Bota...
[Various authors]
Royal Botanic Garden, Calcutta: Annals I-XIV [AND] 150th anniversary volume (All published).
Calcutta, Royal Botanical Garden, 1887-1942. Large 4to (34 x 27 cm or slightly larger) and large folio (up to 54 x 35 cm). A complete set of the 14 volumes, bound in 32. All plate volumes, the appendices and the 150 Anniversary volume present, and all except one in the original edition. Text; over 2200 lithographed or heliographic plates, partly hand-coloured. Bound in early 20th century green buckram with gilt title on spines; one volume (the anniversary volume) in portfolio with front wrapper mounted, one volume (XI-1) unbound, as issued, one volume (XIV-2; the last) in brown cloth.
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An extremely rare complete set, spanning more than 50 years of Indian botany