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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
Tableau en...
Latreille, P. A.
Tableau encyclopédique et methodique des trois regnes de la nature. Insectes.
Paris, Agasse, 1818. Folio (28.5 x 21.4 cm). 165 engraved plates (numbered 1-165). Contemporary full tree calf. Boards with gilt-ruled borders, spine with rich Louis XVI-style gilt-ornamented red and green morocco labels. Marbled endpapers.
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A fine copy of the true insects-atlas of the "Tableau encyclopédique et methodique des trois regnes de la nature"
Anatomie d...
Lyonet, P.
Anatomie de différentes espèces d'insectes.
Paris, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, 1829-1832. 4to (27.7 x 21.0 cm). 603 pp. with 54 engraved plates. Contemporary dark blue half calf with gilt title on spine. Marbled endpapers.
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Rare first edition of a well-illustrated work seldom found complete
[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
Martini, [F. H. W.] (ed.)
Beschäftigungen der Berliner Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde. Zweeter Band.
Berlin, Joachim Pauli, 1776. 8vo (19.2 x 11.2 cm). Title page with finely engraved vignette; xl, 607 pp.; 14 folded, engraved plates of which ten in original hand-colouring (plates numbered I-XIII, IXA). Original speckled paper covered boards with paper label on the spine. Speckled edges.
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Rare early modern contributions to herpetology, shells, insects, and more
Die Fauna...
Michaelsen, W. and R. Hartmeyer (eds.)
Die Fauna südwest-Australiens. Ergebnisse der Hamburger südwest-Australischer Forschungsreise 1905.
Jena, Gustav Fischer, 1907-1914. Four (of five) parts in four. 4to (26.5 x 19.0 cm). 2,143 pp., one map, 42 plates (some coloured). Contemporary uniform half-calf with gilt titles on spines. Marbled endpapers. Top edges gilt. All original printed wrappers bound in.
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Many new data on the herpetology of the South West of Western Australia
Die Nester...
Möbius, K. [A.]
Die Nester der geselligen Wespen. Beschreibungen neuer Nester- und einiger neuen Wespen-Arten des naturhistorischen Museums zu Hamburg, nebst Betrachtungen über den Nesterbau im Allgemeinen.
Hamburg, Naturwissenschaftlichen Verein Hamburg, 1856. 4to (27.6 x 21.8 cm). 51 pp., 19 nicely hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary blind boards.
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Perhaps the first publication entirely on the nests of wasps
Museum d'H...
Museum d'Histoire Naturelle
Museum d'Histoire Naturelle: Annales volumes 1-21 (AND) Nouvelles Annales volumes 1-4 (AND) Mémoires volumes 1-20 (AND) Archives volumes 1-10 (AND) Nouvelles Archives Series I volumes 1-10; Series II volumes 1-10; Series III volumes 1-9.
Paris, Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, 1802-1897. 84 volumes in100 parts. Large 4to (slightly differing dimensions per series, the largest being the last series, at 32.0 x 25.0 cm). 2,048 copper engravings and lithographed plates of which many double-sized or larger, and/or hand-coloured or in chromolithography, and seven portraits. Contemporary uniform marbled boards with morocco labels on the spines in different colours for the different series; original printed wrappers of several issues bound in (Annales, Mémoires, Nouvelle Annales), and near contemporary uniform cloth bindings with red morocco labels (Archives and Nouvelles Archives, first series), and original printed wrappers (last two series of the Nouvelles Archives).
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From Lamarck to Père David: The congregation of all the leading 19th-century French botanists and zoologists
Études de...
Oberthür, C.
Études de lépidopterologie comparée. Volume I.
Rennes, F. C. Oberthür, 1904. 8vo (24.4 x 15.8 cm). 77 pp.; plates I-V; all finely hand-coloured, one heightened with silver, one in double suite; an extra, handwritten plate explanation to plates I-IV bound in the rear. Later blind half cloth over marbled boards.
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An extraordinary association copy
Études d'e...
Oberthür, C.
Études d'entomologie. Faunes entomologiques. Descriptions d'insectes nouveaux ou peu connus. I. Étude sur la faune des lépidoptères de l'Algerie.
Rennes, Oberthür et fils, 1876. 4to (27.9 x 18.8 cm). 74 pp., four nice hand-coloured engraved plates. Slightly later half cloth over marbled boards. Dark green morocco strip with gilt title mounted on spine. Original printed wrappers preserved.
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Rare first volume of the "Études", in the unusual 4to format, with fine full colour plates
Reports of...
Ogilvie-Grant, W. R. (ed.). a. o.
Reports of the collection made by the British Ornithologists' Expedition and the Wollaston Expedition in Dutch New Guinea, 1910-1913.
London, Francis Edwards, 1916. In two volumes. Large 4to (33.2 x 25.6 cm). Text and 41 plates of which 13 in chromolithography; 76 text figures; two fine, coloured, double-sized maps. Original uniform printed wrappers.
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Herpetology by Boulenger with four fine, large plates
Orbigny, C. H. d'
Dictionnaire universel d'histoire naturelle servant de complément aux oeuvres de Buffon, de G. Cuvier, aux encyclopédies, aux anciens dictionnaires scientifiques et resument les traités spéciaux sur les diverses branches des sciences naturelles, etc.
Paris, Charles d'Orbigny, 1849. 16 parts in 16 (13 text volumes, three plate atlases). Large 8vo (23.5 x 15.2 cm). With 288 tissue-guarded, mostly hand-coloured and chromolithographed plates, after Travies and others. A few plates are tinted, or plain, as intended. Uniform contemporary green quarter calf over green pebbled boards. Spines with gilt lines, ornaments and title. Marbled endpapers. All edges speckled.
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The rare first edition of the largest and best-illustrated natural history encyclopaedia of the 19th-century