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Reizen doo...
Avril, P.
Reizen door verscheidene staten van Europa en Asia, als Turkyen, Persien, Armenien, het Zuider-Tartaryen, Muscovien, Poolen, beide de Pruissens en Moldavien, gedaan zedert den Jaare 1685. tot 1692. Behelzende veele naaukeurige aanmerkingen / zoo in de natuur-kunde / land en zee-beschrijvinge / als in de historien. Nevens de beschrijvinge van Groot-Tartaryen, en de volkeren die het zelve bewoonen. Door Phil. Avril, priester onder de Societeit van Jesus, en mathematicus van sijn aller-Christelijkste Majesteit. Met kooperen plaaten verciert. Uit het Frans overgebracht door H. v. Quellenburgh.
Uytrecht [Utrecht], Anthony Schouten, 1694. Near square 4to (19.8 x 15.3 cm). Engraved title page, letterpress title page with woodcut vignette, [x], 191, [vi] pp.; engraved plates. Later marbled wrappers, paper label with script title on the spine.
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Rare Dutch edition with a fine, new frontispiece
Basilewsky, S.
Ichthyographia Chinae borealis scripta a Doctore Medicinae Stephano Basilewsky.
Moscou, Université Imperiale, [1852]-1855. 4to (28.2 x 22.5 cm). Title page to the work, 45 pp. [numbered 218-263]; eighth finely engraved and hand-coloured plates, where appropriate heightened with silver. Later green cloth with the original green, printed front wrapper mounted.
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Fine illustrations of new Chinese fish
Les observ...
Belon, P.
Les observations de plusieurs singularitez et choses memorables, trouvees en Grece, Asie, Iudée, Egypte, Arabie, & autres pays estranges, redigées en trois liures. Reueuz de nouveau & augmentez de figures. Le catalogue contenant le plus notables choses, est en la page fuyuante.
Paris, H. de Marnef & G. Cavellat, 1588. 4to (22.1 x 15.4 cm). [xiv], 468, 1l pp. 18th-century full tree calf. Spine with five raised bands, compartments rich gilt with floral patterns. Red morocco label with gilt title. Marbled endpapers. All edges red.
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Most richly illustrated edition of this influential work on the history, geography, and natural history of the Near and Middle East
Suite of 1...
Bije M. De [After M. Gerards the elder]
Suite of 16 engravings of a brown bear by Marcus de Bije [De Bye, De Bie] after etchings by Marcus Gerards.
Amsterdam, Nicolaes Visscher, 1664. 16 engraved plates, each measuring ca. 15.0 x 11.7 cm (size of the printing plates, excluding 2-4 cm margin), and passe-partouts of ca. 28 x 26 cm. They are numbered 1-16 in the lower right corner outside the printed area. The first engraving with title inscription, date, and the names of the illustrator, engraver, and publisher.
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Very rare suite of bears after Marcus Gerards the Elder
Camus, E. and P. Bergon and A. Camus.
Monographie des orchidées de l'Europe, de l'Afrique septentrionale, de l'Asie mineure et des provinces Russes transcaspiennes.
Paris, Jacques Lechevalier, 1908. 4to (27.2 x 21.0 cm). 484 pp.; 32 lithographed plates. Cloth with gilt-titled morocco label on spine, marbled flyleaves. Original printed wrappers bound in.
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A peculiar and little-known work on orchids
British tr...
Cole, R. V.
British trees, drawn and described by Rex Vivat Cole and text revised by Dorothy Kempe. Subscribers' edition with 13 proof photogravures limited to 150 copies.
London, Hutchinson, 1907. Two parts in two. Large 4to (30.3 x 23.5 cm). 723 pp.; 430 reproductions of original drawings and paintings by the author including 13 proof photogravures. Uniform publisher's green buckram with gilt-titled calf spine mounted. All edges gilt.
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Rare, limited "deluxe" edition with additional plates
Histoire n...
Diderot, D. and J. d'Alembert (eds.)
Histoire naturelle Planche X. Le couguar, le linx. [Contemporary hand-coloured plate].
Paris, Briasson, 1768. Single sheet. Folio (39.8 x 25.4 cm). Engraved plate with printed caption; finely hand-coloured; frame gilted.
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A very rare contemporarily coloured plate from Diderot and d'Alembert's Encyclopédie
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
Des divers...
Fouquier, M. and A. Duchêne
Des divers styles de jardins. Modèles de grandes et petites résidences. Sur l'art décoratif des Jardins. Jardins Européens et jardins orientaux.
Paris, Emile Paul, 1914. Large 4to (31.3 x 24.3 cm). Title in red and black; [vi], 216, [i] pp.; one fine frontispiece showing King Louis XIV with De Louvois and Le Nôtre, in Versailles in 1690 by E. Allegrain. Numerous fine phototypes. Original full cloth with gilt title on the spine.
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Jacques Gréber's special copy of a grand, richly illustrated work on gardens
Histoire d...
Guettard, J. E.
Histoire de l'Academie Royale des sciences, Année MDCCLI [1751], avec les mémoires de mathématique & de physique, pour la même année. Tirés des registres de cette académie.
Paris, l'Imprimerie Royale, 1755. 4to (25.1 x 18.9 cm). 738 [202, 536] pp.; 23 mostly large, folded plates. Contemporary full tree-calf. Spine with five raised bands, gilt title and gilt vignettes. Marbled endpapers. Red edges.
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The very FIRST mineralogical/geological map of the eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East
Botanica P...
Happe, A.
Botanica Pharmaceutica exhibens plantas officinalis quarum nomina indispensatoris recentur, cum Iconibus… Plate 63. Nymphea alba.
Berolini (Berlin), 1788. Folio-size (36.0 x 22.1 cm) delicately hand-coloured loose engraving of plants with script caption.
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Wonderful early naturalist botany print
Keulemans, J. G.
Collection of 22 bird prints from Henry Eeles Dresser's A history of the birds of Europe, including all the species inhabiting the western Palaearctic region .
[London, H. E. Dresser, ca. 1880]. 22 Single leaves. 4to (ca. 31.8 x 23.1 cm). In fine lithography with very detailed and accurate hand-colouring.
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Wonderful illustrations of tits and nuthatches