Bivalvia

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The genera...
Adams, H. and A. Adams
The genera of Recent Mollusca; arranged according to their organization. [Atlas]
London, John van Voorst, [1853]-1858. "8vo" size (24.5 x 14.9 cm). Half title, title page; 138 plates of which most are hand-coloured, with explanatory text leaves. Contemporary half calf with gilt title on the spines.
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€1,200.00
The very rare hand-coloured edition
Exploratio...
Deshayes, G. P.
Exploration scientifique de l'Algérie pendant les années 1840, 1841, 1842 publiée par ordre du Gouvernement et vec le concours d'une Commission Académique. Science physiques Zoologie. Histoire naturelle des Mollusques.
Paris, Fortin-Masson, Langlois et LeClercq, 1844-1847. Folio (37.0 x 28.1 cm). pp. 133-140, 185-576 (of 609 pp.) and 131 hand-coloured or very finely tinted and precisely executed lithographed plates after Lakerbauer, Vaillant, Thiolat and others. In a 20th century blue cloth box with printed paper label.
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€2,850.00
Part of a work with the finest full colour plates of living bivalves
Catalogue...
Deshayes, G. P.
Catalogue des mollusques de l'Ile de la Réunion (Bourbon).
Paris, Dentu, 1863. 8vo (23.7 x 15.3 cm). Half title, title page with engraved vignette, 148 [4, 144] pp., 14 lithographed plates [numbered XXVII-XLI], all but one hand-coloured (as intended). Contemporary green embossed cloth with gilt title on the spine. Mint endpapers, speckled edges.
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€900.00
Rare and essential contribution to the marine shells of Reunion and the Indian Ocean
Descriptio...
Deshayes, G. P.
Description des animaux sans vertèbres découverts dans la Bassin de Paris pour servir de supplément a la description des coquilles fossiles des environs de Paris comprenant une revue générale de toutes les espèces actuellement connues. [Complete].
Paris, J. B. Baillière et fils, 1856-1865. Large 4to. (24.5 x 30.5 cm). Text and atlas, in seven volumes. Text (in three parts): half-titles and titles, 2,550 pp. [912; 968; 668, (ii)]. Atlas (in four parts; viz. of the two volumes the plates and the explanations separately): two title pages, 195 [88; 107] pp. of explanatory text, and 196 large, finely engraved plates [I-LXXXVII, XIbis, XVIbis; I-CVII]. Original, nearly uniform printed wrappers to all parts except blind wrappers to the two plate volumes.
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€6,500.00
Deshayes' magnum opus on the fossils of the Paris Basin, fine and excessively rare
Explicatio...
Dufrenoy, [O. P. A.] and [J. B. A. L. L.] Élie de Beaumont
Explication de la carte géologique de la France. Volumes I-IV (text and atlas), and two maps. [Complete].
Paris, Imprimerie Royale, Imprimerie Nationale, 1841-1879. Four volumes in seven, and a large map in six folded sheets, each ca. 70 x 205 cm (including borders) with linen covers. Large 4to (four text volumes; ca. 27.5 x 21.0 cm); folio (two atlas volumes, 26.8 x 35.7 cm). Tome premier: Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1841. Large 4to. xxii, 825 pp., 71 text engravings (mainly profiles); Tome deuxième: Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1848. Large 4to. xii, 813 pp., 105 text engravings (mainly views and profiles), one large, folded chromolithographed geological map (finished by hand) of France (printed surface: 57 x 54 cm, and consisting of 15 smaller sections, mounted on linen and folded) bound in the rear; Tome troisième. Première partie (by Dufrénoy): Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1873. Large 4to. viii, 231 pp., 18 text engravings (mainly profiles). Printed wrappers. Tome quatrième. Seconde partie. Végétaux fossiles du terrain houiller (by Zeiller): Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1879. Large 4to. 185 pp. Printed wrappers; Tome quatrième. Atlas (in two volumes). Première partie. Fossiles principaux des terrains (by É. Bayle). Seconde partie. Végétaux fossiles du terrain houiller (by Zeiller): Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1878. Folio. Title page, half title to first part. 86 lithographed plates with explanatory text leaves, numbered I-LXXXVI; 90 lithographed plates with explanatory text leaves, numbered LXXXVII-CLXXVI (the last 16 on plants), for a total of 176 plates. Volumes I, II, and IV plate volumes in near uniform contemporary dark-green pebbled morocco over marbled boards. Spines with five gilt-stippled bands, and gilt title. Marbled endpapers. The text volumes with top edge gilt, atlases with marbled top edges. Text volumes III and IV in original printed wrappers. The large chromolithographed map in six sheets (approximately 218 x 223 cm) is contained in a contemporary, book-like crimson box with gilt-lettered spine, with raised bands and patterned paper sides.
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€8,000.00
Very rare complete set of the famous "Explication de la carte géologique de la France" with two (very) large maps
Index moll...
Dunker, G. [= W. (B. R. H.)]
Index molluscorum maris japonici. Conscriptus et tabulis iconum xvi illustratus.
Casselis Cattorum [Kassel], Theodor Fischer, 1882. 4to (27.3 x 22.1 cm). vii, 301 pp., 16 finely lithographed plates of which 13 superbly hand-coloured. Near contemporary grained blue half cloth over grained burgundy cloth. Script title on the spine.
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€2,500.00
The first major work on Japanese Mollusca, with fine plates
Mission sc...
Fischer, P. [H.] and [J. C.] H. Crosse
Mission scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale, ouvrage publié par ordre de S. M. l'Empereur et par les soins du Ministre de l'Instruction publique. Recherches zoologiques pour servir à l'histoire de la faune d'Amérique Centrale et du Mexique publiées sous la direction de M. Milne Edwards. Septième Partie. Études sur les mollusques terrestres et fluviatiles du Mexique et du Guatemala.
Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1870-1902. Two parts in five. Large 4to and matching folio (36 x 28 cm). Title pages to the zoology part, the volume, the text, and the atlas; 702; 731 [1-376, 377-731] pp.; 72 lithographed plates of which 46 finely and accurately hand-coloured. Part I (text) in 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. Part II (text) and plates to part I and Part II loose, as issued, in four uniform, marbled portfolios.
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€12,000.00
The first and rarest work on the continental Mollusca of Mexico and Guatemala
Fauna der...
Fritsch, A.
Fauna der Gaskohle und der Kalksteine der Permformation Böhmens. Band I-IV. [Complete].
Prag, Selbstverlag and F. Řivnáč, 1879-1899 [1901?]. Four volumes in four. Folio (34.0 x 25.5 cm). 459 pp., lavishly illustrated with 167 mostly chromolithographed plates (several double-sized or larger, folded), and over 400 text engravings, of which some plate-sized. Volume I (1883): 182 pp., 48 plates (some larger, folded, a few plain), 160 text engravings; volume II (1889): 114 pp., 44 plates (several larger, folded; numbered 49-90, 80b, 81b), 79 text figures (numbered 117-188); vol. III (1895): 132 pp., 42 plates [several (much) larger; numbered 91-132], 122 text engravings (numbered 189-310); vol. IV (1901): 101 pp., full colour frontispiece, of a landscape with "Miriopoden"; 33 plates (numbered 133-165), 64 text engravings (numbered 311-394, and including phototypes of fossil animals and tracks, freshwater bivalves, and, e.g. the author at work). Original uniform brown cloth sumptuously embossed with black floral borders, and gilt vignettes depicting Permian amphibians, reptiles and fish. Marbled edges.
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€8,500.00
Magnificent and exceedingly rare work on the fossil faunas of Bohemia
Naturgesch...
Hüpsch, J. W. K. A. Freiherr Von
Naturgeschichte des Niederdeutschlands und anderer Gegenden. I-II (plates)
Nürnberg, Raspe, [1781-]1805. Small folio (28.2 x 22.0 cm). Volume I(I-VII), II(VIII-XV). In new protective wrapper with original wrapper text printed.
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€1,250.00
A very rare set of all the plates that were ever published
Historiae...
Jonston, J.
Historiae naturalis e quadrupeditus libri [I], de quadrupetibus, libri II [AND] III de insectis [AND] de serpentibus, libri V de piscubus et cetis [AND] IV, de exanguibus aquaticis, Libri VI. De avibus. [Complete].
Frankfurt am Main, Matthias Merian, 1650-1653. Six parts in four. Folio (32.6 x 19.6 cm) with 249 engraved plates and six engraved title pages (four resembling frontispieces, engraved by Matthias Merian). Part I (no date, but 1650) 232 [iv] pp., 80 plates; Part III (AND) Part II (1653) 200, [vii]; 40, [iii] pp., 40 [28, 12] plates; Part V (no date, but 1650) (AND) part IV (1650) 228; 78; [xii] pp., 67 [47, 20] plates; Part VI (1650). 227, [vii] pp. 62 plates. Contemporary uniform full mottled calf. Spines with six raised bands, compartments with rich gilt floral patterns and two green morocco labels with gilt titles.
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€8,500.00
A complete copy of the rare first edition of Johnston's famous "Historiae Naturalis"
Venus sail...
Lairesse, G. De
Venus sails to Cyprus. [Original print].
1675. Single printed sheet on thick paper (23.0 x 18.0 cm; print size: 22.0 x 17.0 cm), mounted on cardboard (26.0 x 21.6 cm).
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€150.00
Venus sails to Cyprus, by the 17th-century painter and friend of Rembrandt, De Lairesse
Unknown il...
Martyn, T.
Unknown illustrations for the "Universal Conchologist": Fine handcoloured stipple engravings of lesser-known Indo-Pacific and South Pacific marine shells.
[London, the author], ca. 1780. Six oblong sheets (27.0 x 33.2 cm) with original stipple-engraved handcoloured illustrations of shells.
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€2,250.00
Unrecorded and seldom-seen original Martyn illustrations