Eurasia

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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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€1,200.00
Rare Dutch edition with a fine, new frontispiece
Ichthyogra...
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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€900.00
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. 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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€2,500.00
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 engravings, 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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€1,600.00 €1,200.00
Very rare suite of bears after Marcus Gerards the Elder
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Monographi...
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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€460.00
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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€950.00
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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€250.00 €187.50
A very rare contemporarily coloured plate from Diderot and d'Alembert's Encyclopédie
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Eggs of th...
Dresser, H. E.
Eggs of the Birds of Europe. Including all the species inhabiting the western Palaearctic area. Vol. I. Letter-press. Vol. II. Plates. [Complete].
London, for the author, 1905-1910. Two volumes (text, atlas) in two. 4to (31.4 x 25.3 cm). Text volume: half-title, title page, xx, 837 pp. [page numbers (i)-xx printed; 1-837 numbered with hand stamp in top outer margin; and printed in central lower margin]; numerous fine halftone text illustrations. Plate volume: half-title, title page, 106 full-colour halftone plates, including Appendix Plate A; printed wrappers to all published parts bound in rear. Uniform red half morocco over marbled boards. Spines with five raised, gilt-stippled bands, black and gilt ornamental bands and gilt title. Marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt.
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€1,400.00
A very good copy of the best work on European bird eggs and nests
Entomograp...
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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€2,250.00
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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€350.00
Jacques Gréber's special copy of a grand, richly illustrated work on gardens
Histoire n...
Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, I. and F. Cuvier
Histoire naturelle des mammifères, avec les figures originales, coloriées, dessinées d'après des animaux vivans. Ours - Bears - Bären.
Paris, A. Belin, 1818-1842. Large folio (approximately 53 x 35 cm). Ten plates with explanatory text leaves. Not bound, as issued.
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€850.00 €637.50
From the largest and finest series of illustrations of mammals ever published
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Histoire n...
Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, I. and F. Cuvier
Histoire naturelle des mammifères, avec les figures originales, coloriées, dessinées d'après des animaux vivans. Écureuils - Squirrels - Hörnchen.
Paris, A. Belin, 1818-1842. Large folio (approximately 53 x 35 cm). 15 hand-coloured lithographed plates with explanatory text leaves. Not bound, as issued.
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From the largest and most influential publication on mammals: the fine large plates of totally cute Squirrels
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