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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
China. Erg...
Richthofen, [P. W.] F. Freiherr Von
China. Ergebnisse eigener Reisen und darauf gegründeter Studien. Vierter Band. Palaeontologischer Theil. Enthaltend Abhandlungen von Dr. Wilhelm Dames, Dr. Emanuel Kayser, Dr. G. Lindtröm, Dr. A. Schenk und Dr. Conrad Schwager.
Berlin, Dietrich Reimer, 1883. 4to (28.2 x 20.8 cm). xvi, 290 pp.; 15 text engravings, 54 fine, lithographed plates with explanatory text leaves. Original pictorial cloth. Spine with gilt title and black vignette (Chinese dragon). Front board with gilt and black pattered borders, gilt title and black landscape with dragons, turtle with epitaph, and mountains. Bevelled edges. Brown endpapers. Marbled edges.
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The rare and important palaeontology part of this seminal work on China
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
Vogt, C. [C.]
Recherches sur les animaux inférieurs de la Méditerranée. Sur les siphonophores de la Mer de Nice.
Genève, Kessmann, Éditeur Libraire de l'Institut Genevois, 1854. 4to (31.5 x 24.5 cm). Title, half-title, 164 pp., 21 chromolithographed plates of which several with additional hand-colouring. Original printed wrappers.
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Rare true first edition and dedication copy, signed by the author