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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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A unique copy of a finely illustrated work on Chilean Coleoptera
Fischer de Waldheim, [J.] G. and E. [von] Eversmann
Entomographie de la Russie. Tome V. Lepidoptères de la Russie. I. Nymphalides.
Moscow, Société Imperiale des Naturalistes, 1851. 4to (30.5 x 24.2 cm). Half title, title page, dedication page; ii, 151 pp., 16 finely engraved plates, all hand-coloured and occasionally heightened with Gum Arabic. Original printed wrappers.
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Final part of the most beautiful work on Russian entomology and one of the greatest rarities in entomology
Die schädl...
Freyer, C. F.
Die schädlichsten Schmetterlinge Deutschlands, für Forstmänner, Lehrer, Oekonomen, Gartenbesitzer und Volks-Schulen.
Augsburg, privately published, 1839. 8vo (20.0 x 12.0 cm). xii, 89 pp., 12 hand-coloured folded engraved plates. Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards. Gilt title on the spine.
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A rare work on noxious butterflies with fine illustrations
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
Godron, R.
Musterblätter für naturzeichnen und malen.
Hannover and Wien, Günther Wagner, 1906. Folio (46.0 x 31.0 cm). [i] p.; 15 loose full colour pochoir plates. Original paper-covered quarter linen portfolio with printed full colour pictorial title mounted on the front board. Patterned endpapers.
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A rare complete copy of this finely illustrated work
De Venenis...
Grevin, J.
De Venenis Libri duo. Gallice primum ab eo scripti et a multis hactenus Latini desiderati et nunc tandem opera et Hieremiae Martij Augustanae Reipublicae Medici, in Latinum sermonem, summa fide & diligantia in rei medicae studiosorum utilitatem atque commodum conuersi. Quibus adiunctus est preaterea eiusdem auctoris de Antimonio tractatus, eodem interprete, una cum rerum memorabilium, praecipue ad operis calcem, indice.
Antverpiae, Christophor Plantin, 1571. 8vo (21.0 x 14.3 cm). Title page with engraved vignette. [xviii], 332, [xi] pp., and 92 woodcuts in the text. Original vellum. Title written in ink in an old hand on the spine.
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Early work on poisonous animals and plants including a great deal on herpetology
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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First edition of an expedition narrative with chapters on the zoology and new, illustrated, herpetological species
Het vermak...
Groen, J. van der and P. Nylandt
Het vermakelyk land-leven. I. Deel. Den Nederlantsen hovenier, zijnde het I. Deel van het Vermakelijk Land-leven. Beschrijvende allerhande prinçelike en heerlijke lust-hoven en hof-steden, en hoe men deselve, met veelderley uytnemende boomen, bloemen en kruyden, kan beplanten, bezaeijen, en verçieren. ... Desen laetsten druk is doorgaens verbetert. [AND] De verstandige hovenier. Over de twaelf maenden van 't jaer. Zijnde het II. deel van het vermakelyk lant-leven. [AND] De medicyn-winkel, of ervaren huys-houder: zijnde het III. deel van het vermakelyk landleven.
Amsterdam, Weduwe Gijsbert De Groot, 1696-1721. Three parts in one. 4to (20.2 x 15.7 cm). Engraved title (or frontispiece, with "consent en privilegie" printed on verso), letterpress title page with wood-engraved vignette (dated 1721); [xxvii], 103, [iii] pp., including 69 full-page engraved plates (mainly garden designs, pergolas, etc.), and a few text engravings [AND] Engraved frontispiece, letterpress title page with engraved vignette (dated 1711), [v], 84, [iv] pp., including one engraved plate. [AND] Title page with large copper engraving (dated 1711), 38 pp.; half-title "Den naerstigen byen-houder", with large copper engraving (verso blank), pp. 41-53, [iii]; half-title "De verstandige kok" (dated 1711) with large copper engraving and "Privilegie" on verso, pp. [ii], 61-88. Contemporary vellum with script text on the front board.
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A seldom-seen complete edition of this finely illustrated encyclopaedia
Guérin, F. E.
Dictionnaire pittoresque d'histoire naturelle et des phénomènes de la nature, contenant l'histoire des animaux, des végétaux, des minéraux, des météores, des principaux phénomènes physiques et des curiosités naturelles, avec des détails sur l'emploi des productions des trois règnes dans les usages de la vie, les arts et métiers et les manifactures. rédigé par une société de naturalistes, sous la direction de M. F. E. Guérin. Tome I-IX. [Complete].
Paris, "Bureau de Souscription" [F. E. Guérin-Ménéville], 1833-1839. Nine volumes in nine. 4to (28.3 x 18.3 cm). Text and 720 plates of which 718 hand-coloured. Uniform contemporary green morocco over marbled boards. Spines with four raised, blind-tooled bands, compartments with gilt triple borders and title. Marbled endpapers, sprinkled edges.
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A rarely seen complete set with all 720 plates
Haeckel, E.
Kunstformen der Natur. Plate 66. Epeira - Arachnida - Spinnentiere. [Spiders].
Leipzig and Wien, Verlag des Bibliographischen Instituts, 1904. Folio-sized sheet, printed on one side (36.3 x 27.3 cm). Chromolithograph.
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A very fine, chromolithographed plate drawn by Ernst Haeckel, showing the most wonderfully ornamented spiders and mites
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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A very well-preserved copy with the special "Reichen Einband mit Goldschnitt"
The butter...
Humphreys, H. N.
The butterfly vivarium. Or, insect home: being an account of a new method of observing the curious metamorphoses of some of the most beautiful of native insects. Comprising also a popular description of the habits and instincts of many of the insects of the various classes referred to; with suggestions for the successful study of entomology by means of an insect vivarium. Illustrated with coloured engravings.
London, William Lay, 1858. 8vo (18.2 x 13.2 cm). xi, 288, [iii] pp., eight hand-coloured steel-engraved plates. Original blue, blind-stamped cloth with gilt title on the spine and large gilt vignette on the front board. All edges gilt.
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According to Horn-Schenkling, "Selten" (Rare)