Entomology

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

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Historia i...
Swammerdam, J.
Historia insectorum generalis in qua verissina mutationem...duce experientia... recepta vulgo insectorum metamorphosis solide refutatur... adjicitur dilucidatio... Ex Belgica latinam fecit Henricus Christianus Henninius. Editio Secunda.
Ultrajecti [Utrecht], Ottho de Vries, 1693. 4to (19.3 x 15.6 cm). Half-title, title in red and black with woodcut vignette, 212 pp., [xvii]; 13 (mostly) folded engraved plates, one folded table. Contemporary half vellum over marbled boards, spine with gilt title on morocco label, gilt name embossed on front board.
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€1,450.00
Swammerdam's essential work on the morphogenesis of insects and frogs
Bulletin d...
[Various authors]
Bulletin de la Société zoologique de France. Volumes 1-31 [AND] Indexes.
Paris, Société Zoologique de France, 1876-1906. 31 volumes in 31. 8vo (23.7 x 15.6 cm). Over 10,000 pp., 158 plates and 25 portraits. Uniform dark green half calf over marbled boards. Spines with four raised, gilt-tooled bands, gilt ornamental lines and title. Marbled endpapers.
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€1,800.00
A finely bound, uniform set - from the first issue - of France's most important zoological magazine
Catalogus...
Voet, J. E.
Catalogus systematicus coleopterorum. Catalogue systematique des coleopteres. Systematische naamlijst van dat geslacht van insecten dat men torren noemt. Tomus I - II. [Complete].
La Haye [The Hague], G. Bakhuysen, [1769-1804]. Two volumes in two. 4to (24.3 x 20.2 cm). Half titles and titles to the volumes, titles to to the text in each language; 555 pp. [(iv), 74; 114, 111; 82, (i), 86, 87]; 105 [55; 50] engraved and finely hand-coloured plates. Later uniform quarter mottled calf over yellow paper boards. Spines with five raised bands; compartments with gilt floral vignettes and two (red and black) labels with gilt title and volume number. Edges marbled red.
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€3,200.00
A beautiful copy of the earliest complete edition
Die Pflanz...
Wilde, [W.] O.
Die Pflanzen und Raupen Deutschlands. Versuch einer lepidopterologischen Botanik. Erster Theil. Systematische Beschreibung der Pflanzen, unter Angabe der an denselben lebenden Raupen. Mit einem Vorworte von A. Speyer. Zweiter Theil. Systematische Beschreibung der Raupen unter Angabe ihrer Lebensweise und Entwicklungszeiten.
Berlin, E. S. Mittler und Sohn, 1860-1861. Two volumes in one. 8vo (19.2 x 12.4 cm). xiii, 223; vii, 494 pp., ten engraved plates. Contemporary half vellum over paper covered boards, spine with red morocco label with gilt title.
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€450.00
A unique, complete copy of a very rare work with several original hand-coloured drawings of caterpillars tipped in
Abbildunge...
Wolff, J. F.
Abbildungen der Wanzen mit Beschreibungen. Erstes -Fünftes Heft. Mit einem Register über die fünf Hefte. [Complete].
Erlangen, Johann Jakob Palm, 1800-1811. Five parts in one. 4to (24.0 x 20.9 cm). [2], [2], viii, 208 pp., five title pages, 20 engraved plates of which two partly hand-coloured. Each plate has a handwritten explanatory text leaf. Early 20th century full, grained cloth with gilt title on spine and front board. Blue endpapers. All edges marbled.
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€500.00
A rare work, especially in a complete state
Coleoptera...
Wollaston, T. V.
Coleoptera Sanctae-Helenae.
London, John van Voorst, 1877. 8vo (22.0 x 14.0 cm). xxv, 256 pp., one engraved plate. Publisher's blind-stamped cloth with gilt title on the spine.
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€950.00
The first and rarest monograph on the beetles of Saint Helena
Catalogue...
Wollaston, T. V.
Catalogue of the coleopterous insects of the Canaries in the collection of the British Museum.
London, The Trustees of the British Museum, 1864. Thick 8vo (21.9 x 14.0 x 3.8 cm). xiii, 648, 8 pp. Publisher's blind-stamped cloth with gilt title on the spine. Yellow endpapers.
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€750.00
An essential contribution to the beetle fauna of the Canary Islands in an unusually good copy
Coleoptera...
Wollaston, T. V.
Coleoptera Atlantidum, being an enumeration of the coleopterous insects of the Madeiras, Salvages, and Canaries.
London, John van Voorst, 1865. Thick 8vo (22.0 x 13.8 x 4.8 cm). xlvii, 526, 140 pp., one engraved map. Publisher's blind-stamped cloth with gilt title on the spine.
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€950.00
The first monograph on the beetles of the northern Macaronesian islands, with many new species
Catalogue...
Wollaston, T. V.
Catalogue of the coleopterous insects of Madeira in the collection of the British Museum.
London, The Trustees of the British Museum, 1857. 8vo (22.0 x 13.8cm). xvi, 234, 8 pp.; one lithographed plate. Publisher's blind-stamped cloth with gilt title on the spine.
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€500.00
The first thorough work on the insects of the Madeiran archipelago
Index ento...
Wood, W.
Index entomologicus; or, a complete illustrated catalogue, consisting of upwards of two thousand accurately coloured figures of the lepidopterous insects of Great Britain. A new and revised edition, with supplement, containing figures and notices of nearly two hundred newly discovered species, synoptic lists, etc. by J. O. Westwood, F.L.S.
London, W. Wood, 1821. Two volumes in two. Small 8vo (15.5 x 9.5 cm). 310 pp. [I: xvi, v-xvi, 118; II: 162, (ii)]; 86 [I: 1-42; II: 43-86] hand-coloured engraved plates. Uniform 19th century brown quarter linen over brown grained calf boards with gilt borders.
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€375.00
The last and best edition of this profusely illustrated monograph on Lepidoptera