Entomology

All works on insects, butterflies, beetles, spiders, scorpions, etc

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Dictionnai...
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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€3,750.00
The rare first edition of the largest and best-illustrated natural history encyclopaedia of the 19th-century
Dierkundig...
Pallas, P. S.
Dierkundig mengelwerk, in het welke de nieuwe of nog duistere zoorten van dieren door naauwkeurige afbeeldingen, beschryvingen en verhandelingen opgehelderd worden. In het Latyn beschreeven door den heer P. S. Pallas ... vertaald en met aanmerkingen voorzien door P. Boddaert M.D.
Utrecht, Abraham van Paddenburg en J. Van Schoonhoven, 1767-1770. 4to (27.5 x 22.0 cm). viii, 195, [ii] pp.; ten engraved plates. Contemporary half calf over speckled boards. Spine with five raised bands; gilt title.
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€1,200.00
The very rare Dutch translation, emended and augmented by Pieter Boddaert
Käfer West...
Peetz, [F.]
Käfer Westfl. [Westfalens]: the manuscript of the never-published "Coleoptera Westfalica".
Unpublished, ca. 1928-1937. In two volumes. 8vo (21.6 x 13.8 cm). xvi, 402, [viii] pp., one map; xxii, 372, [xi] pp. Uniform original pebbled half cloth over marbled boards.
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€1,200.00
A large and detailed, unpublished manuscript on German beetles
Animaux ve...
Phisalix, M.
Animaux venimeux et venins. La fonction venimeuse chez tous les animaux, les appareils venimeux, les venins et leurs propriétés, les fonctions et usages des venins, l'envenimation et son traitement.
Paris, Masson, 1922. In two parts. 8vo (23.5 x 15.3 cm). xxv, 656 pp.; xii, 864 pp., 17 plates (five in colour), 521 figures. Contemporary uniform half calf over marbled boards. Gilt title on the spines.
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€300.00
"Marie Phisalix magnum opus" (Adler): rare and well-illustrated work
Les pédicu...
Piaget, E.
Les pédiculines. Essai monographique. I (texte), II (atlas), supplement. [Complete].
Leiden, E. J. Brill, 1880-1885. In three volumes. 4to (31.5 x 24.8 cm). 926 [xxxix, 714; 0; xii, 161] pp., 73 [0, LVI; XVII] tinted lithographed plates. Original near uniform green blind stamped cloth with gilt title on the spines and front boards.
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€600.00
Rare, complete copy of a monumental monograph
Traité de...
Pictet, F.
Traité de Paléontologie où histoire naturelle des animaux fossiles considérés dans leurs rapports zoologiques et géologiques. [Text and atlas, complete].
Paris, Baillière, 1853-1857. Five parts in five. 8vo (four text parts; 20.7 x 12.7 cm) and 4to (atlas; 30.7 x 23.5 cm). With 110 fine lithographed plates. Later uniform half calf over original green cloth (text volumes) or olive grained calf with gilt-patterned borders (atlas). Spines with uniform gilt-bordered raised bands and brown morocco labels with gilt title. Text parts with speckled edges, atlas with marbled edges and marbled endpapers.
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€750.00
A rare, complete set of the second, improved edition
Memorias s...
Poey y Aloy, F.
Memorias sobre la historia natural de la Isla de Cuba, acompañadas de sumarios latinos y extractos en frances. Tomo 1 - Tomo 2. [Complete].
Havana, Barcina, 1851-1856, 1858. Two volumes in two. Large 8vo (24.8 x 16.7 cm). 463, 442 pp., 34, 19 lithographed plates, of which 17 hand-coloured or partly hand-coloured. Later uniform half morocco over line boards. Spines with gilt titles.
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€3,800.00
Extremely rare work on the snails, insects, and fish of Cuba
Mémoires s...
Romanoff, N. M.
Mémoires sur les lépidoptères. Rédigés par N. M. Romanoff. Tome I-II, IV-VI, and IX.
St.-Pétersbourg, Privately published, 1884-1897. Six volumes [of nine] in six, 4to (29.0 x 19.4 cm; the volumes I, II, IV slightly smaller). Text, and 90 plates of which 89 finely hand-coloured [I (1884) 181 pp., 10 plates; II (1885) 262 pp., 16 plates; IV (1890) xvii, 577 pp., 22 plates (including one tinted plate A, between pp. 192-193), one rose-tinted table on p. 146, and a rose-tinted map on p. 196. Lacks one map (as usual); V (1889) [i], 248 pp., 12 plates; VI (1892) 701 pp., 16 plates; IX (1897) 367 pp., 14 plates]. Contemporary half calf over embossed cloth. Spines five raised bands and gilt title. Speckled edges [volumes I-II, IV]; Later half calf over marbled boards. Spines with gilt title. Patterned endpapers [volumes V, VI, IX].
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€7,000.00
A very rare, large portion of Russia's finest work on butterflies, with more coloured plates than usual
Les Papill...
Rothschild, J.
Les Papillons de France. Histoire naturelle. Moeurs, chasse, préparation, collections. Avec 110 vignettes et 10 chromolithographies.
Paris, Rothschild, 1880. Large 8vo (22.5 x 15.2 cm). vii, 267 pp., hand-coloured frontispiece and 18 hand-coloured lithographed plates; 110 nice steel engravings in the text. Original polychromatic decorated cloth binding with rich gilt spine, large gilt and black vignette on rear board and richly decorated front board with coloured flowers and butterflies and a large gilt butterfly in the centre. Bevelled edges. Edges red.
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€385.00
An unusually colourful binding
Entomologi...
Rue, A. De la
Entomologie forestière, ou histoire naturelle des insectes nuisibles et utiles aux forêts.
Paris, Madame Huzard; Nancy, George-Grimblot, Thomas et Raybois, 1838. 8vo (20.9 x 12.8 cm). iv, 154 pp., six engraved plates. Contemporary half cloth over marbled boards. Spine with gilt title. Edges marbled.
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€250.00
A rare work on noxious insects with fine illustrations
Mission sc...
Saussure, H. [L. F.] De
Mission scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale, ouvrage publié par ordre de S. M. l'Empereur et par les soins du Ministre de l'Instruction publique. Recherches zoologiques. Recherches zoologiques pour servir à l'histoire de la faune d'Amérique Centrale et du Mexique. Publiées sous la direction de M. Milne Edwards. Sixième partie. Études sur les myriapodes et les insectes.
Paris, Imprimerie Impériale, 1870-1879. Large 4to and matching folio (36.0 x 27.5 cm). Orhoptères: 533 pp.; eight lithographed plates of which five finely hand-coloured [as intended]; Myriapodes (co-authored by A. Humbert) 211 pp.; six lithographed plates of which two hand-coloured (as intended). Contemporary olive half calf with gilt-lined borders over marbled boards. Spine with five raised, gilt-stippled bands; compartments with gilt triple cadres, and two (red and light brown) morocco labels with gilt titles. Marbled endpapers.
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€4,500.00
The complete entomology of the Histoire de la faune d'Amerique Centrale
Études sur...
Saussure, H. [L. F.] De
Études sur la famille des Vespides. [Part] I. Monographie des guêpes solitaires ou de la tribu des euméniens comprenant la classification et la description de toutes les espèces connues jusqu'a ce jour, et servant de complément au manuel de Lepeletier de Saint-Fargeau. [Part] II. Monographie des Guêpes sociales ou de la tribu des vespiens, ouvrage faisant suite à la monographie des guêpes solitaires. [Part] III. Monographie des fausses guêpes, ou de la tribu des masariens. [Complete].
Genève et Paris, J. Cherbuliez, V. Masson, 1852 [1853]-1858. Three parts in two (text and atlas). Large 8vo (23.6 x 15.3 cm). l, 286; 4, cxcix [i], 256; 352 [iii] pp. (and a loose errata leaf numbered xxiv, tipped in); 77 engraved plates with explanatory text leaves, of which 54 are nicely hand-coloured, drawn by Saussure himself, Nicoulaud, and others. Uniform contemporary half calf with gilt titles on spines. Original printed front wrappers of volume I and the first two atlas volumes bound in.
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€2,200.00
The most important work on wasps, with fine illustrations in colour