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Estudios s...
Amaral, A. Do
Estudios sobre ophidios Neotropicos XVII-XXII.
São Paulo, Instituto Butantan, 1929. 4to (26.4 x 18.3 cm). 337 pp., with several plates and text figures. Original printed wrappers.
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€200.00
A collection of rare papers on Brazilian snakes
Mission sc...
Aubin, J. M. A.
Mission scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale, ouvrage publié par ordre du Ministre de l'Instruction publique. Recherches historiques et archéologiques. [Recherches historiques et archéologiques, publiées sous la direction de M. E. T. Hamy] Première partie. Histoire. Mémoires sur la peinture didactique et l'écriture figurative des anciens Mexicains.
Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1885. Large 4to and matching folio (36.0 x 27.8 cm). xi, 106 pp., five chromolithographed facsimile plates. In issues. Later portfolio, half cloth over marbled boards. Gilt title on the spine.
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€1,200.00
The archaeological findings of this important French expedition to Mexico
Histoire n...
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, 8, 10, 8, 44, iv, 2]; 63 engraved plates of which 61 finely colour-printed, with additional original hand-colouring, and two plain, as intended. Contemporary, empire style, full calf. Boards with triple gilt borders and embossed floral vignettes, central vignette of a lyre. Spine with seven raised bands, gilt vignettes (vases) and morocco label with gilt title. Later marbled endpapers.
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€14,700.00
Primatology at its most beautiful - by an artist turned scientist
Antillean...
Barbour, T. and A. F. Carr
Antillean terrapins.
Cambridge, MA, The Museum of Comparative Zoölogy, 1940. 4to (30.0 x 25.1 cm). Title page, 35 pp., nine plates (eight in full colour) of tortoises, four text figures, errata slip. Later blind wrappers.
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€600.00
A surprisingly rare work on tortoises
American B...
[Bees]
American Bee Journal. Volumes 66-79, 88-97, 112.
Hamilton, IL., C. P. Dadant, 1926-1971. 4to (29.2 x 21.0 cm). Numerous pages and illustrations. Original pictorial wrappers. Lacks 5 issues.
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€175.00
A bee-autiful publication
Saggio di...
Bellardi, L.
Saggio di ditterologia Messicana.
Torino, Stamperia Reale, 1859-1862. Three parts in three. 4to (29.6 x 22.5 cm). 207 pp., five fine lithographed plates. Original printed wrappers.
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€450.00
Essential work on Mexican flies
Collection...
Bonaparte, R. [N.]
Collection anthropologique du prince Roland Bonaparte: "Standing Bear", "Inside Man", and "Cat".
Saint-Cloud, [Bonaparte], 1883. Three albumen prints (each 22.4 x 16.7 cm) mounted on printed board (40.4 x 31.0 cm each).
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€1,800.00
Three very rare original photos of native Americans, commissioned by Prince Bonaparte
Mission Sc...
Brocchi, [P. L. A.]
Mission Scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale. Ouvrage publié par ordre du Ministre de l'Instruction Publique. Recherches zoologiques. Troisième partie. - 2e Section. Étude des batraciens de l'Amérique Centrale.
Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1874. Large 4to and matching folio (36.0 x 27.5 cm). 123 pp.; 24 plates [numbered 1-21, 17bis, 18bis, 20bis], of which one stipple-engraved (plain) and 23 in (chromo)lithography (20 partly or completely coloured, and three plain). Contemporary olive half calf with gilt-lined borders over marbled boards. Spine with five raised, gilt-stippled bands; compartments with gilt triple cadres, and two (red and light brown) morocco labels with gilt titles. Marbled endpapers.
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€4,800.00
Brocchi's magnum opus - the rare herpetology of the Mission Scientifique
Charles Da...
[Charles Darwin] Poulton, E. B.
Charles Darwin and the Origin of Species. Addresses, etc. in America and England in the year of the two anniversaries. By Edward Bagnall Poulton ... Published Nov. 24, 1909, being the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of 'On the Origin of Species'.
London, Longmans, Green, and Co., 1909. 8vo (22.1 x14.4 cm). xvi, 302 pp. Publisher's blue buckram with gilt title on the spine.
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€400.00
Rare contribution to Darwinism, partly based on new discoveries by Hugo de Vries
[Portrait...
Columbus, Christophorus
[Portrait by T. de Bry?]
No place or publisher know, ca. 1570 - 1600. Single leaf, engraved on one side (19.9 x 15.8 cm. Printed surface 14.6 x 11.0 cm.
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€195.00
A nice, rare portrait of Christopher Columbus
Rariorum p...
Commelin, J. and C. Commelin
Rariorum plantarum Horti Medici Amstelodamensis descriptio & icones. Beschryvinge en curieuse afbeeldingen van rare vreemde Africaansche, Oost-West-Indische en andere gewassen vertoont in den Amsterdamsche Kruyd-Hof. Met groote moeyte en arbeid op stads-kosten in vele jaren aangewend, en by een versameld door Casparus Commelin M. D. en botanicus horti Medici.
Amsterdam, P. Blaeu, J. Blaeu and [the widow of] Abraham van Someren (1697, 1701). Two parts in two. Folio (near matching at 39.8 x 26.2 cm and 40.0 x 25.5 cm). Part I: Latin half title; Latin title in two colours with title vignette; Dutch title (do.); engraved allegorical frontispiece showing the virgin of Amsterdam in a foreign (subtropical) landscape amidst exotic people offering plants as gifts; coat-of-arms of Joannes Huydecoper, and that of Joannes Commelin, dedication leaf to the mayors of Amsterdam; [8], 220 pp., 110 engraved plates showing 112 numbered plants with explanatory text leafs in Latin and Dutch, each with floral vignette at the end of each description. Part II: Latin half title, allegorical frontispiece, showing Theophrastus teaching botany in the real Hortus garden, with the houses along the Nieuwe Herengracht canal in the background, Dutch title page, dedication page (to the mayors of Amsterdam, and to the trustees of the Hortus). Coat-of-arms of Franciscus de Vroede (senator of the Hortus), Joannes Huydecoper (curator) and Gerbrandus Pancras (do.). [4], 224, [4] pp., and 113 plates, numbered up to 112 with fig. 4 in two different states (on recto and verso of one leaf), as intended. Thus, in total: two frontispieces, five coats-of-arms and 225 numbered plates on 222 leaves. Both volumes in contemporary vellum, but not an exact match.
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€19,000.00
A super complete copy of this rare work on rare plants
Bound coll...
Cope, E. D.
Bound collection of five papers on reptiles and amphibians, and a handwritten postcard by Cope.
Washington, DC, United States National Museum, 1875-1889. Thick 8vo (22.5 x 14.7 cm). 1,017 [104, 51, 249, 98, 515] pp. and several handwritten unnumbered leaves, 84 plates. Red buckram. Spine with gilt lines and black morocco label with gilt title.
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€1,400.00
A unique, personal copy