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Rare first volume of the "Études", in the unusual 4to format, with fine full colour plates
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.Read more
The first English edition of a stunningly bound and illustrated book
Werner, C. F.
Nile-sketches painted from nature during his travels through Egypt.
Wandsbeck near Hamburg, Gustav W. Seitz; London, Hildesheimer & Faulkner, [1870-1878]. Folio (37.4 x 29.1 cm). Frontispiece map in red and black; title in red and black; 71 pp.; 24 chromolithographed page-sized views, each with a printed tissue-guard. Publisher's very rich gilt polychrome, decorative cloth. Gilt title on the spine and front board. Pictorial endpapers. All edges gilt. In protective transparent (Mylar) sleeve.Read more