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[Aquatic a...
[Aquatic animals]. Fine drawings of fish, a crustacean and a cone-shell.
No place, not published, ca. 1700. Broadsheet (28.5 x 20.3 cm). Drawings on laid paper.
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Fine, red-ink paintings of European fish - and a tropical cone
Barrois, T. [C.]
Catalogue des crustacés marins, recueillis aux Açores durant les mois d'Août et Septembre 1887.
Lille, Le Bigot, 1888. 8vo (23.6 x 15.8 cm). 110 pp.; four lithgraphed plates (three sepia, one in chromolithography). Contemporary quarter cloth over marbled boards. Gilt title on the spine.
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With a handwritten dedication by the author
De conchis...
Bianchi, G. P. S. [J. Plancus]
De conchis minus notis liber cui accessit specimen aestus reciproci maris superi ad littus portumque Arimini.
Venetiis (Venice), J. Baptista Pasqual, 1739. 4to (28.1 x 20.1 cm). 88 pp.; wood-engraved title vignette and five folded engraved plates. Period style half calf over marbled boards, later endpapers.
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A rare, early work on shells, Foraminifera and other Adriatic sea life
Fauna der...
Fritsch, A.
Fauna der Gaskohle und der Kalksteine der Permformation Böhmens. Band I-IV. [Complete].
Prag, Selbstverlag and F. Řivnáč, 1879-1899 [1901?]. Four volumes in four. Folio (34.0 x 25.5 cm). 459 pp., lavishly illustrated with 167 mostly chromolithographed plates (several double-sized or larger, folded), and over 400 text engravings, of which some plate-sized. Volume I (1883): 182 pp., 48 plates (some larger, folded, a few plain), 160 text engravings; volume II (1889): 114 pp., 44 plates (several larger, folded; numbered 49-90, 80b, 81b), 79 text figures (numbered 117-188); vol. III (1895): 132 pp., 42 plates [several (much) larger; numbered 91-132], 122 text engravings (numbered 189-310); vol. IV (1901): 101 pp., full colour frontispiece, of a landscape with "Miriopoden"; 33 plates (numbered 133-165), 64 text engravings (numbered 311-394, and including phototypes of fossil animals and tracks, freshwater bivalves, and, e.g. the author at work). Original uniform brown cloth sumptuously embossed with black floral borders, and gilt vignettes depicting Permian amphibians, reptiles and fish. Marbled edges.
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Magnificent and exceedingly rare work on the fossil faunas of Bohemia
Die Klasse...
Gerstaecker, A. and A. E. Ortmann
Die Klassen und Ordnungen des Thier-Reichs wissenschaftlich dargestellt in Wort und Bild. Von Dr. H. G. Bronn, fortgezetzt von A Gerstaecker. Fünfter Band. Gliederfüssler (Arthropoda). Die Klassen und Ordnungen der Arthropoda ... Fünfter Band, erste Abtheilung. Crustacea (Erste Hälfe). [AND] Die Klassen und Ordnungen der Arthropoda ... Fünfter Band. II. Abtheilung. Crustacea (Zweite Hälfte: Malacostraca).
Leipzig, C. F. Winter, 1866-1901. Two volumes in four. Large 8vo (24.7 x 16.5 cm). 2,639 pp.; 178 lithographed plates (several tinted); [numbered: I-LIX, IIIa; I-CXXVIII]. Early 20th century uniform blue buckram. Spines with gilt title. Edges sprinkled red.
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Rare complete section of Bronn's crustaceans, which took 35 years to complete
Acta Helve...
Lambert, J. H., D. Bernouilli, and others
Acta Helvetica, Physico-Mathematico-Anatomico-Botanico-Medica, figuris aeneis illustrata & in usus publicos exarata. I-II.
Basel, J. R. Im-Hof, 1751-1755. Two volumes in one. 4to (19.6 x 16.0 cm). Title pages in red and black. 458 pp. [I (1751): vi, 104, 72; II (1755): iv, 272]; 18 [I: 6; II: 12] engraved plates, and one folded table. Near contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with five raised bands, compartments with black floral patterns and title. Speckled edges. In a transparent sleeve.
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The rare start of the first Swiss scientific journal
Histoire n...
Latreille, P. A.
Histoire naturelle générale et particulière des crustacés et des insectes. Ouvrage faisant suite aux oeuvres de Buffon, et partie du cours complet d'histoire naturelle rédigé par C. S. Sonnini, membre de plusieurs sociétés savantes. Familles naturelles des genres. Tomes 1-14. [Complete for the Arthropoda].
Paris, F. Dufart, An X-XIII (1802-1805). 14 parts in 14 (complete). 8vo. Over 5,000 pp.; 112 finely engraved plates, 14 folding charts. Uniform contemporary polished tree-calf with empire style gilt borders and ornaments. Red and black morocco labels with gilt title. Marbled endpapers. Edges yellow, speckled with red.
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A cornerstone in entomological taxonomy
Lemoine, V.
Recherches pour servir à l'histoire des systèmes nerveux, musculaire et glandulaire de l'ecrevisse.
Paris, E. Martinet, 1868. 4to (26.7 x 21.2 cm). 233, [i] pp.; six engraved plates. Contemporary red polished half calf over marbled boards. Spine with intricate gilt ornaments at head and foot, gilt-lined compartments and gilt title. Marbled endpapers, red-sprinkled edges.
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Lobster, served by a great palaeontologist
Fauna und...
Mayer, P.
Fauna und Flora des Golfes von Neapel und der angrenzenden Meeres-Abschnitte herausgegeben von der zoologischen Station zu Neapel. VI. Monographie: Caprelliden.
Leipzig, Wilhelm Engelmann, 1882. 4to (33.4 x 27.2 cm). Title pages, x, 201 pp.; ten fine, large, tinted lithographed plates (of which the first double-sized), with explanatory text leaves; 39 "Zinkographien" (groups of text illustrations). Original printed wrappers.
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An excellent copy of a rare, well-illustrated monograph on ghost shrimps
Ueber den...
Meyer, H. von
Ueber den Archegosaurus der Steinkohlenformation [AND] Fische, Echinodermen und andere Versteinerungen aus dem Muschelkalk Oberschlesiens [AND] Sphyraenodus aus dem Tertiärsande von Flonheim.
Cassel, Palaeontographica, 1849. 4to (29.2 x 23.0 cm). 76 [5; 68; 3] pp.; four engraved plates. Contemporary wrappers with the titles added in a neat old hand.
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Three rare papers on fossils
Histoire d...
Milne-Edwards, A.
Histoire des crustacés podophthalmaires fossiles.
Paris, Martinet, 1861. 4to (26.5 x 21.5 cm). 222 pp.; one folding table, 16 engraved or lithographed plates (three larger, folded). Later marbled boards with printed label on the front board. Original printed wrappers bound in.
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Pincing love: Milne Edwards's thesis on crabs
Voyage dan...
Orbigny, A. D. d'
Voyage dans l'Amérique méridionale (le Brésil, la république orientale de l'Uruguay, la république Argentine, la Patagonie, la république du Chili, la république de Bolivia, la république du Perou). Exécuté dans le cours des années 1826, 1827, 1828, 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832 et 1833. Atlas. Crustacés.
Paris, P. Bertrand; Strasbourg, V. Levrault, 1847. Folio (33.8 x 25.1 cm). 18 lithographed and finely hand-coloured plates, numbered 1-7, 7bis, 8, 8bis, 9-11, and 13-17 [all published]. Later paper-covered boards. Spine with gilt lines and title. Speckled edges.
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The rare plates of crabs and lobsters from Alcide d' Orbigny's greatest work