Coleoptera

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Tableaux a...
Barthe, E.
Tableaux analytiques illustrés des coléoptères de la faune Franco-Rhénane (France, Hollande, Belgique, Région rhénane, Valais).
Uzès, Miscellanea Entomologica, 1920. 8vo (24.0 x 15.7 cm). xii, 472 pp., 799 [220, 465, 16, 17, 71, 7, 3] text engravings. Near contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with four raised, gilt-chained bands and gilt title. Marbled endpapers.
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€275.00
A well-bound copy of a very uncommon work on beetles
Souvenirs...
Fabre, J. H.
Souvenirs entomologiques. Études sur l'instinct et les moeurs des insectes. (Première-Dixième series). Édition définitive illustrée.
Paris, Delagrave, 1920-1924. Ten volumes in ten [and an 11th volume, titled "Sa Vie"]. Large 8vo (24.3 x 16.2 cm). Over 4,000 pages. Numerous plates and fine text engravings. Later half tree calf over marbled boards. Spines with five slightly raised bands; compartments rich gilt with entomological vignettes, and red morocco labels with gilt title. Marbled endpapers. Top edge red.
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€750.00
The best works of Fabre in the finest bindings
Révision d...
Fairmaire, L. and P. Germain
Révision des coléoptères du Chili.
Paris, Société Entomologique de France, 1858-1866, 1883. 8vo (21.3 x 12.8 cm). 233 [and 14] pp. Two original water-colour plates of which one in full colour and one in shades of grey, two engraved plates of which one hand-coloured. One printed leaf added. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with gilt lines and gilt title. Marbled endpapers.
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€800.00
A unique copy of a finely illustrated work on Chilean Coleoptera
Journals o...
Grey, G.
Journals of two expeditions of discovery in north-west and western Australia during the years 1837, 38, and 39, under the authority of Her Majesty's Government. Describing many newly discovered, important and fertile districts, with observations on the moral and physical condition of the aboriginal inhabitants, &c., &c.
London, T. and W. Boone, 1841. Two volumes in two. 8vo (14.0 x 22.3 cm). Two lithographed frontispieces, one being hand-coloured and depicting a western-Australian Aboriginal person; (2), xiv, 412 pp., (16); vii, 482 pp.; 20 lithographed plates of which five hand-coloured. Original uniform embossed cloth. Gilt title and vignette on the spines. Yellow endpapers.
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€380.00
First edition of an expedition narrative with chapters on the zoology and new, illustrated, herpetological species
Die Urwelt...
Heer, O.
Die Urwelt der Schweiz.
Zürich, Friedrich Schultheß, 1865. Thick 8vo (22.2 x 15.1 cm). xxix, 662 pp., 368 fine text engravings, one double-sized full colour map, seven tinted steel engravings (one as frontispiece), and 11 lithographed plates. Luxurious rich gilt-tooled original binding with bevelled edges and an embossed image of antediluvian Switzerland. Iridescent endpapers; all edges gilt.
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€150.00
A very well-preserved copy with the special "Reichen Einband mit Goldschnitt"
Mission sc...
Hyades, P. (ed.)
Mission scientifique de Cap Horn (1882-1883). Tome VI (Zoologie), part II. Insectes. [Complete for the Insecta].
Paris, Gauthier-Villars et fils, 1887. Five parts in one. 4to (26.5 x 21.3 cm). 63, 7, 9, 35, 45 pp., ten chromolithographic plates. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards, with five raised bands and gilt lettering on the spine. Floral-patterned endpapers.
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€350.00
A very good, contemporary bound copy of this important contribution to the insects of Tierra del Fuego
Abbildunge...
Kotschy, C. G. T. (ed.)
Abbildungen und Beschreibungen neuer und seltener Thiere und pflanzen, in Syrien und westlichen Taurus gesammelt. I. Illustrationes et descriptiones plantarum novarum Syriae et Tauri occidentalis. II. Illustrationes et descriptiones coleopterorum. III. Abbildungen und beschreibungen der Fische Syriens. [Atlas].
Stuttgart, E. Schweizerbart, 1843. Folio (37.5 x 26.7 cm). 45 engraved and lithographed plates of which one tinted and two finely hand-coloured. Contemporary board. Green morocco label with gilt title on the spine.
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€950.00
A very rare atlas of rare animals and plant from Syria
Tableau en...
Latreille, P. A.
Tableau encyclopédique et methodique des trois regnes de la nature. Insectes.
Paris, Agasse, 1818. Folio (28.5 x 21.4 cm). 165 engraved plates (numbered 1-165). Contemporary full tree calf. Boards with gilt-ruled borders, spine with rich Louis XVI-style gilt-ornamented red and green morocco labels. Marbled endpapers.
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€750.00
A fine copy of the true insects-atlas of the "Tableau encyclopédique et methodique des trois regnes de la nature"
Museum d'H...
Museum d'Histoire Naturelle
Museum d'Histoire Naturelle: Annales volumes 1-21 (AND) Nouvelles Annales volumes 1-4 (AND) Mémoires volumes 1-20 (AND) Archives volumes 1-10 (AND) Nouvelles Archives Series I volumes 1-10; Series II volumes 1-10; Series III volumes 1-9.
Paris, Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, 1802-1897. 84 volumes in100 parts. Large 4to (slightly differing dimensions per series, the largest being the last series, at 32.0 x 25.0 cm). 2,048 copper engravings and lithographed plates of which many double-sized or larger, and/or hand-coloured or in chromolithography, and seven portraits. Contemporary uniform marbled boards with morocco labels on the spines in different colours for the different series; original printed wrappers of several issues bound in (Annales, Mémoires, Nouvelle Annales), and near contemporary uniform cloth bindings with red morocco labels (Archives and Nouvelles Archives, first series), and original printed wrappers (last two series of the Nouvelles Archives).
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€48,000.00
From Lamarck to Père David: The congregation of all the leading 19th-century French botanists and zoologists
Reports of...
Ogilvie-Grant, W. R. (ed.). a. o.
Reports of the collection made by the British Ornithologists' Expedition and the Wollaston Expedition in Dutch New Guinea, 1910-1913.
London, Francis Edwards, 1916. In two volumes. Large 4to (33.2 x 25.6 cm). Text and 41 plates of which 13 in chromolithography; 76 text figures; two fine, coloured, double-sized maps. Original uniform printed wrappers.
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€1,200.00
Herpetology by Boulenger with four fine, large plates
Käfer West...
Peetz, [F.]
Käfer Westfl. [Westfalens]: the manuscript of the never-published "Coleoptera Westfalica".
Unpublished, ca. 1928-1937. In two volumes. 8vo (21.6 x 13.8 cm). xvi, 402, [viii] pp., one map; xxii, 372, [xi] pp. Uniform original pebbled half cloth over marbled boards.
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€1,200.00
A large and detailed, unpublished manuscript on German beetles
Der Krebsa...
Schäffer, J. C.
Der Krebsartige Kiefenfuss mit kurzen und langen Schwanzklappe [AND] 13 other papers by the same author: Die Blumenpolypen der süβen Wasser beschrieben und mit den Blumenpolypen der salzigen Wasser verglichen (1755); Die Armpolypen in den süβen Wassern um Regensburg entdektet und beschrieben (1754); Die grünen Armpolypen die geschwanzten und ungeschwandzten zaktigen Wasserflöhe und eine besondere Art kleiner Wasseraale (1763); Der weichschaalige Cronen- und Käulenkäfer (1763); Verschiedene Zwiefalter und Käfer mit Hörnern (1763); Neuentdeckte Theile an Raupen und Zwehfaltern nebst der Verwandlung der Hauswurzraupe zum schönen Tagvogel mit rothen Augenspiegeln (1763); Die Mauerbiene in einer Rede beschrieben (1764); Der wunderbare und vieleicht in der Natur noch nie erschienene Eulenzwitter nebst der Baumraupe aus welcher derselbe entstanden und welche vor einigen Jahren an vielen Orten Sachsens überaus groβen Schaden gethan hat (1761); Die eingebildeten Wurmer in Zähnen nebst dem vermeyntlichen Hülsmittel wider dieselben (1757); Vorläufige Beobachtungen der Schwämme um Regensburg angesteller und mit vier Kupfertafeln ausgemahlter Abbildungen erläutert (1759); Der Sichtschwamm mit grünschleimigen Hute (1760), and Jacob Christian Schäffers…erläuterte Vorschläge zur Nusbesserung und Förderung der Naturwissenschaft.
Regensburg, E. A. Weiss, 1756. 14 papers in one. 4to (23.1 x 18.5 cm). 768 pp., 35 finely engraved folded and mounted hand-coloured plates. Contemporary half calf over speckled boards. The spine with five raised, gilt-bordered bands, compartments with gilt floral vignettes and brown morocco label with gilt title. Marbled pastedowns, all edges red.
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€2,500.00
Curiosity made useful: finely illustrated discoveries by one of the most versatile German naturalists