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Voyage aut...
Petit-Thouars, A. Du
Voyage autour du Monde sur la frégate La Venus, pendant les années 1836-1839, publié par ordre du roi, sous les auspices du ministre de la marine. Atlas de Zoologie [AND] Atlas de Botanique.
Paris, Gide, 1846-1855. Large folio (54.7 x 36.0 cm). Printed front wrapper; [ii] pp. (Table des planches); half-title "Atlas de Zoologie", 79 engraved plates of which 74 finely hand-coloured; title "Atlas de Botanique", [i] (index), half-title (to the work), 28 engraved plates.
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The rare complete zoological and botanical illustrations of a famous expedition to the South Seas
Philippi, R. A.
Abbildungen und Beschreibungen neuer oder wenig gekannter Conchylien.
Cassel, Theodor Fischer, 1845-1851. Three parts in three (complete). 4to (28 x 21.5 or 22 cm) [12], [8], [8] pp, 144 fine hand-coloured lithographed plates with ca. 900 accompanying text sheets. Uniform contemporary red half calf over red grained boards. Spines with four raised bands; compartments with gilt titles and number.
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A very rare and important series of well-illustrated monographs
Los fósile...
Philippi, R. A.
Los fósiles terciarios i cuartarios de Chile.
Santiago de Chile, Gobierno de Chile, 1887. Large 4to (31.3 x 26.4 cm). 256 pp., 58 fine lithographic plates. Publisher's (?) embossed cloth, boards with rich gilt-ornamented borders and title. Spine with five raised bands, compartmens with gilt vignettes and title. Inner dentelles. Endpapers with floral pattern, all edges marbled.
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Rare first, Spanish, publication of the fossil shells of Chile
Reeve, L. [A.]
Conchologia Iconica. Monograph of the genus Arca.
London, Lovell Reeve, 1843-1844. 4to (28.0 x 23.0 cm). 17 finely hand-coloured lithographic plates with explanatory text leaves, and index. Later cloth with gilt title on the spine.
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The complete "Ark" section of the most important 19th-century shell iconography
A catalogu...
Sowerby, G. B. I
A catalogue of the shells contained in the collection of the late Earl of Tankerville, arranged according to the Lamarckian conchological system; together with an appendix, containing descriptions of many new species.
London, G. B. Sowerby, 1825. 8vo (22.5 x 14.1 cm). vii, 92, xxxiv, 3 pp., nine hand-coloured engraved plates. Later quarter cloth over contemporary limp boards. Printed paper label on the spine.
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A very rare work on a most famous shell collection, in very good condition
Bulletin d...
[Various authors]
Bulletin de la Société zoologique de France. Volumes 1-31 [AND] Indexes.
Paris, Société Zoologique de France, 1876-1906. 31 volumes in 31. 8vo (23.7 x 15.6 cm). Over 10,000 pp., 158 plates and 25 portraits. Uniform dark green half calf over marbled boards. Spines with four raised, gilt-tooled bands, gilt ornamental lines and title. Marbled endpapers.
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A finely bound, uniform set - from the first issue - of France's most important zoological magazine