Elephants - Pachyderms

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Planches p...
Camper, P.
Planches pour les oeuvres de P. Camper, qui ont pour objet l'histoire naturelle, le physiologie et l'anatomie comparée.
Paris, Theodore Dabo, 1803. Folio (46.0 x 31.0 cm) with one fine engraved portrait by B. Roger and 34 engraved plates. Original blind wrappers.
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Unusual views of the elephant, horses, frog and man by one of the founders of comparative anatomy
Corse, J.
Observations on the different species of Asiatic elephants, and their mode of dentition [AND] Some observations on the structure of the teeth of graminivorous quadrupeds; particularly of the elephant and Sus aethiopicus (by E. Home).
London, The Royal Society, 1799. Two papers in one. Large 4to (29.4 x 22.6 cm). 55 [33; 22] pp.; 17 [8; 9] large, folded engraved plates. Original printed wrappers.
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The most detailed 18th-century study on Asiatic elephants
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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Rare early treatise on European fossil mammals
A study of...
MacInnes, D.G.
A study of fossil Mammalia from East Africa [original manuscript].
Unpublished [n.d., but ca 1938.] 4to (26.0 x 20.4 cm). Original typed manuscript with 336 pp.; 143 original photographs in various sizes, and some original drawn maps. Full contemporary dark blue cloth with gilt title on spine.
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Fine manuscript on extinct elephants and other mammals collected by Louis Leakey's expeditions
Die Skelet...
Pander, C. [H.] and [J. S.] E. d'Alton
Die Skelete der Pachydermata.
Halle an der Saale, H. W. Schmidt, [ca. 1895]. Oblong folio (41.0 x 54.5 cm). "Vorrede" (two pp.); one lithographed plate.
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An attractive plate, showing the skeleton of a hippopotamus
Mammoth -...
Pfizenmayer, E.
Mammoth - Mammut - Elephas primigenius Blum.
Stuttgart, Schweizerbart, 1929. Broadsheet (107.0 x 89.5 cm). Chromolithograph, printed on one side.
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The first accurate modern illustration of a mammoth (and a big one)
Chs. Darwi...
Rolle, F.
Chs. Darwin's Lehre von der Enstehung der Arten im Pflanzen- und Thierreich in ihrer Anwendung auf die Schöpfungsgeschichte. dargestellt und erläutert. Mit Holzschnitten.
Frankfurt am Main, Johann Christian Hermann, 1863. 8vo (21.0 x 13.3 cm). [vi], 274 pp.; several woodengravings in the text. Original full cloth with gilt title on the spine. Speckled edges.
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Very rare, early contribution to the dissimination of Darwin's ideas in Germany