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An essay o...
"C. W.", translated by "O. D." [Wüstemann, E. F.; O. J. Delepierre]
An essay on the mythological and symbolical history of the rose.
London, Trübner, [no date, but 1856 or 1857]. 8vo (22.1 x 14.1 cm). 35 pp., original blind tooled boards with gilt title on front board, and gilt rose vignette on rear board.
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An extremely rare publication on roses - even without any auction record...
["JAM" (R. de Bouillé, Comte)]
[Original watercolour sketches of French landscapes]
[France], no place, no publisher, ca. 1863-1890. 13 oblong sheets (22.3 x 29.2 cm), all with fine watercolour paintings, either full-sized, or smaller, in a drawn rectangular frame. And one drawing on slightly smaller paper, more sketchy, in pencil.
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"Cote d'Azur" in 1890 - fine watercolours
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Mont Blanc...
[Aerial photos]
Mont Blanc and Chamonix in 1939.
Paris, Institut Géographique National, 1939. 64 original oblong aerial photos (each 13.0 x 18.0 cm).
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Higher than Mont Blanc: rare set of aerial photos from the Alps
[Aerial photos]
Lagrave-Chorges, 1952.
Paris, Institut Géographique National, 1952. 36 original large, square aerial photos (each 19.0 x 19.0 cm). In a matching envelope from the publisher.
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Alpine mountains, glaciers, lakes, in great detail
Aldini, T. and P. Castelli
Exactissima descriptio rariorum quarundam plantarum, que continentur Rome in horto farnesiano.
Roma, Jacobi Mascardi, [1623-]1625. Folio (30.7 x 21.5 cm). Engraved title page; 117 pp. [x, 101, (vi; index)]; 26 engraved plates. 20th-century green half morocco over marbled boards. Spine with five raised, gilt-bordered bands and gilt title.
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Fine illustrations of plants in the first private botanical garden in Europe
Allemann, F.
Geologische Karte Fürstentum Liechtenstein.
[Vaduz], Regierung des Fürstentums Liechtenstein, 1953. Large (67 x 102 cm), folded map, consisting of 25 rectangular sheets in full colour, mounted on linen. Handwritten and stamped label on the front-facing part of the linen map verso.
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The rare, very detailed geological and geographical map of Liechtenstein
Recueil gé...
[Anonymous - Hair styles - Fashion]
Recueil général de coeffures de différents gouts, ou l'on voit la manière dont se coëffoient les femmes, sous différens règnes, A commencer en 1589 jusq'en 1778. Avec des vers analogues à chaque costume. Suivi d'une collection des modes Françoises. Contenant les différens habillemens & coëffures des hommes & des femmes. La plus complette qui ait paru en ce genre. Ouvrage fort desiré de l'un & de l'autre sexe.
Paris, Desnos, [1778]. Letterpress title page with engraved border; 24 engraved plates containing 48 numbered images, all in fine, contemporary hand-colouring. 19th century full morocco by Noulhac. Spine with five raised bands and gilt title; marbled endpapers; boards with gilt-lined edges and floral inner dentelles. All edges gilt.
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A never recorded contemporary coloured copy of a very rare work
Les singer...
[Anonymous but probably P. C. L. Janet]
Les singeries humaines. Petit museum comique et grotesque.
Paris, Louis Janet, ca. 1825. Oblong 8vo (19.0 x 12.3 cm). iv, 146, [i] pp.; Title page with large, engraved and finely hand-coloured vignette, 12 finely engraved, tissue-guarded plates with contemporary hand-colouring. Contemporary quarter polished calf over marbled boards. Spine with gilt bands and title, and blind tooled vignettes.
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Possibly the only copy entirely in contemporary hand-colouring
[Lijst van...
[Anonymous entomologist]
[Lijst van Nederlandse Lepidoptera].
[unknown place and publisher], after 1901. Two copies in two. 8vo (21.0 x 13.5 cm). 31 pp. Uniform early 20th-century (contemporary) half cloth over marbled boards.
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An apparently very rare work on Dutch butterflies, which seems to be unrecorded
[Anonymous naturalist]
Naturhistorischer Atlas. Zu Kaisers sowie zu jeder anderen Naturgeschichte. Enthaltend: zahlreiche Abbildungen zum Gebrauche für den anschaulichen naturgeschichtlichen Unterricht in Land- und Bürgerschulen. Dritte Auflage.
Langensalza, Hermann Beyer, [N.D. but ca. 1875]. Oblong folio (42.0 x 34.0 cm). Printed front wrapper, and twelve chromolithographed plates. Contemporary blind, green, pebbled quarter cloth over marbled boards. Later paper label with gilt title mounted on the front board.
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A surprisingly rare and colourful natural history atlas
[Anonymous, but probably A. Malard]
Manuscript on algae.
No place, no publisher, no date [but ca. 1900]. 8vo (various sizes). 65 original parts with hundreds of handwritten notes and drawings in black-and-white and in colour. All contained in an original portfolio, size 25 x 20 x 9.5 cm.
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A unique manuscript on French algae
[Anonymous, but probably John Cooper & Sons]
[Taxidermy] Kestrel and prey in winter.
Great Britain, [John Cooper and Sons?], ca. 1900. Taxidermy bow-fronted cased (41 x 39 x 20 cm) in naturalistic winter setting. Case with three glass panels (bow front and two side panels) and hanger.
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A view to a kill