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Die Pflanz...
Esper, E. J. C.
Die Pflanzenthiere in Abbildungen nach der Natur mit Farben erleuchtet nebst Beschreibungen. [AND] Fortzetzungen der Pflanzenthiere in Abbildungen nach der Natur mit Farben erleuchtet nebst Beschreibungen.
Nürnberg, 1791-1806. In four volumes. 4to (text volumes 24.2 x 19.6 cm; atlases 26.4 x 20.2 cm). Title pages, 857 [of 905 in this section] pp. Erster Theil (1791) xii, 320 pp.; Zweiter Theil (1794) 303 pp.; Fortsetzungen. Erster Theil (1797) pp. 1-116; 149-230]; Zwyter Theil pp. 1-24. 395 [of 445] hand-coloured or tinted engraved plates. Near uniform half calf over marbled boards. Spines with gilt chains and black morocco labels with gilt titles. Edges mottled.
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The most beautiful corals and sponges - originally described and finely figured
Kükenthal, W. and R. Hartmeyer
Ergebnisse einer zoologischen Forschungsreise nach Westindien.
Jena, Gustav Fischer, 1908-1916. Four parts (of six) in one. 8vo (23.3 x 15.9 cm). 586 pp.; one map, 28 plates and 207 text figures. Near contemporary black pebbled cloth. Gilt title on the spine. Original printed wrappers bound in rear.
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The rare first parts, forming Zoologische Jahrbücher Supplement XI
Histoire n...
Lesson, R. P.
Histoire naturelle des zoophytes. Acalèphes.
Paris, Roret, 1843. 8vo (21.3 x 13.6 cm). Half-title with publisher's list of "Suites à Buffon" publications on verso; title page, [v]-viii, 596 pp.; title page to the "Atlas", [ii]; 12 chromolithographed plates, with additional hand-colouring. Contemporary burgundy half calf over marbled boards. Spine with five raised bands, compartments, gilt vignettes and title. Marbled endpapers. Top edge red.
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A rare and finely illustrated work showing the beauty of jellyfish
[Marsigli, L. F. Comte de]
Osservazioni naturali intorno al mare, ed alla grana detta Kermes. Brieve ristretto del saggio fisico intorno alla storia del mare. Scritta alla regia accademia delle scienze di Parigi. Ora esposto in una lettera al'eccellentiss. signor Cristino Martinelli nobile Veneto.
Venezia, Andrea Poletti, 1711. Large 4to (26.6 x 20.6 cm). Half title, title page, 76 pp.; four hand-coloured engraved plates on three leaves. Contemporary blind soft boards, spine with later cloth strip.
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Count Marsigli's first edition of his famous work on the history of the seas
Fauna Chil...
Sprengel, J. W. (ed.)
Fauna Chilensis. Abhandlungen zur Kenntniss der Zoologie Chiles nach den Sammlungen von Dr. L. Plate. Erster Band - Vierter Band. [Complete].
Jena, Gustav Fischer, 1898-1913. Four volumes in four. Thick 8vo (23.1 x 15.8 cm). Contemporary uniform grained cloth. Gilt title on spines. Speckled edges.
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A rare, complete set of the best work on Chilean zoology