Carnivores

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Suite of 1...
Bije M. De [After M. Gerards the elder]
Suite of 16 engravings of a brown bear by Marcus de Bije after etchings by Marcus Gerards.
Amsterdam, Nicolaes Visscher, 1664. 16 engravings, each measuring ca. 15.0 x 11.7 cm (size of the printing plates, excluding 2-4 cm margin), and passe-partouts of ca. 28 x 26 cm. They are numbered 1-16 in the lower right corner outside the printed area. The first engraving with title inscription, date, and the names of the illustrator, engraver, and publisher.
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€1,600.00
Very rare suite of bears after Marcus Gerards the Elder
Histoire g...
Buc'hoz, [P. J.] [Buchoz]
Histoire générale des animaux, des végetaux et des mineraux, qui se trouvent dans le Royaume, representés en gravure et dessinés d'après nature, avec l'explication aussi gravée au bas de chaque planche de ces differentes substances, pour servir d'intelligence à l'histoire générale et economique des trois regnes. Partie Ire. représentant les quadrupèdes de la France.
Paris, chez l'auteur et chez Debure l'ainé Libraire, [1776]. Folio (45.5 x 28.9 cm) with 38 beautifully hand-coloured engraved plates with engraved text and engraved title. Original printed wrappers. In 20th-century protective cloth box (48.2 x 30.6 x 2.8 cm) with a printed label mounted on the front (top) board.
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€3,700.00
Buch’oz betters Buffon: A very rare and fine work on wild and domestic animals
Raspunten-...
Bylandt, H. A. Graaf van [Bijlandt]
Raspunten-boek van de Nederlandsche Vereeniging van Liefhebbers en Fokkers van Rashonden "Cynophilia" [OR] Raspuntenboek van de meest bekende hondenrassen.
Maarssen, Cynophilia, [1894]. 4to (29.2 x 22.3 cm). 437 [404, 26, 7] pp., over 400 illustrations. Contemporary red grained morocco over cushioned boards. Presentation copy with gilt title and initials on the front board. Gilt floral endpapers, gilt inner dentelles. All edges gilt. Original pictorial wrappers bound in.
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€400.00
Luxurious copy in full red morocco, one of the first books on dog breed characteristics
De Hyaena...
Castelli, P.
De Hyaena odorifera. Figuris aeneis adornata. Edition nova auctior.
Francofurti [Frankfurt am Main], Hermann à Sande, 1668. 12mo (14.5 x 8.8 cm). Title page with woodcut vignette, [3]-79, [v] pp.; four larger, folded engraved plates. 20th century full vellum.
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€450.00
Rare first monograph of the hyena
Mammiféres...
Cornalia, É.
Mammiféres fossiles de Lombardie. Carnivores, rongeurs, ruminants. [Complete].
Milano, J. Bernardoni (for A. Stoppani), 1858-1871. 4to (31.5 x 24.2 cm). 95 pp., 29 [I, I-XXVII] plates (first plate I, larger, double-folded, with cave profiles; plates II, XV, XVI, XVIII and XX also larger, folded). Early 20th century black buckram with gilt title on the spine.
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€800.00
Fine rare work showing spectacular skulls of extinct mammals
Essai géol...
Devèze de Chabrol, J. S. and J. B. Bouillet
Essai géologique et minéralogique sur les environs d'Issoire, département du Puy-de-Dôme, et principalement sur la Montagne de Boulade.
Clermont-Ferrand, Thibaud-Landriot, 1827. Folio (41.0 x 26.2 cm). xii, 104 pp., hand-coloured lithographed geological map and hand-coloured profile, and 30 lithographed plates depicting vertebrates and several tables, including one very large, folded in the text. Contemporary half morocco over marbled boards. Spine with gilt lines and title. Marbled endpapers; speckled edges.
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€750.00
Rare early treatise on European fossil mammals
Histoire n...
Diderot, D. and J. d'Alembert (eds.)
Histoire naturelle Planche X. Le couguar, le linx. [Contemporary hand-coloured plate].
Paris, Briasson, 1768. Single sheet. Folio (39.8 x 25.4 cm). Engraved plate with printed caption; finely hand-coloured; frame gilted.
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€250.00
A very rare contemporarily coloured plate from Diderot and d'Alembert's Encyclopédie
Histoire n...
Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, I. and F. Cuvier
Histoire naturelle des mammifères, avec les figures originales, coloriées, dessinées d'après des animaux vivans. Ours - Bears - Bären.
Paris, A. Belin, 1818-1842. Large folio (approximately 53 x 35 cm). Ten plates with explanatory text leaves. Not bound, as issued.
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€850.00
From the largest and finest series of illustrations of mammals ever published
Venerie No...
Le Verrier de la Conterie, J.
Venerie Normande, ou l'école de la chasse aux chiens courants, pour le lievre, le chevreuil, le cerf, le daim, le sanglier, le loup, le renard & la loutre; avec les tons de chasse, accompagnés de chacun une explication sur l'occasion & les circonstances où ils doivent être sonnés; et un traité des remedes, un traité sur le droit de suite, & un dictionnaire des termes de chasse, &c.
Rouen, Laurent Dumesnil, 1778. 8vo (20.3 x 12.5 cm). xvi, 526 pp., 27 fine mostly folded woodengraved plates (some printed on blue paper and/or on recto and verso), mostly by Caron and including 12 large text engravings of music being "Tons de Chasse et Fanfares". Near contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with gilt ornaments and title. Marbled endpapers; speckled edges.
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€750.00
Hunting in Normandy: an 18th century DIY
Exploratio...
Loche, [V.]
Exploration scientifique de l'Algérie, pendant les années 1840, 1841, 1842 publiée par ordre du gouvernement et avec le concours d'une commission académique. Sciences physiques. Zoologie. V. Histoire naturelle des mammifères.
Paris, Arthus Bertrand, 1867. Folio (37.3 x 28.1 cm). Half-title, title page, 123 pp.; seven colour-printed engraved plates à la poupée, finished by hand. Somewhat later half morocco over floral boards. Spine with gilt title. Brown endpapers.
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€1,200.00
Desert animals, including a new cat, plates done à la poupée
"Bear hunt...
[Paper Peepshow]
"Bear hunting".
[Augsburg, M. Engelbrecht (?), ca. 1750]. Six oblong cardboard sheets (ca. 20.0 x 16,0 cm), with fine hand-colouring, five cards with delicate cut-outs and one backpanel, together forming a scene in a forest, with hunters chasing a bear. Preserved in a nice 20th-century felt-covered wooden box with glass front and top (28 x 21 x 17.5 cm).
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€1,100.00
A bear in a box in a forest, being chased
Dvadtsati...
Pavlov, I.
Dvadtsati Letnii opyt obektivnogo izutseniya Vys shei nervnoi Leyateljnosti shivotnykh [Twenty years of research experience on the higher nerve activity of animals].
Moskva, Petrograd, Dosidarstvennoe Izdatelstvo, 1923. Large 8vo (24.7 x 17.0 cm). 244 pp., six photographed illustrations, four plates. Original cloth binding, including a small bibliography, with the original cover bound in. In Russian.
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€850.00
First edition of this important and rare Russian compilation of Pavlov's works