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Die Urwelt...
Heer, O.
Die Urwelt der Schweiz.
Zürich, Friedrich Schultheß, 1865. Thick 8vo (22.2 x 15.1 cm). xxix, 662 pp., 368 fine text engravings, one double-sized full colour map, seven tinted steel engravings (one as frontispiece), and 11 lithographed plates. Luxurious rich gilt-tooled original binding with bevelled edges and an embossed image of antediluvian Switzerland. Iridescent endpapers; all edges gilt.
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€150.00
A very well-preserved copy with the special "Reichen Einband mit Goldschnitt"
Plantes de...
Jaume Saint-Hilaire, J. H.
Plantes de la France, décrites et peintes d'apres la nature. Volumes I-IV. [Complete first edition].
Paris, chez l'auteur, 1808-1809. In four volumes. 4to (27.0 x 17.8 cm). With 400 stipple engraved and colour-printed plates and accompanying explanatory text. Contemporary uniform speckled boards with original printed label on the spines.
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€3,200.00
A complete first edition - uncut with widest possible margins
Observatio...
Jordan, [C. T.] A.
Observations sur plusieurs plantes nouvelles rares ou critiques de la France. Premier fragment - Quatrième fragment.
Paris, Maison; Leipzig, T. O. Weigel, 1846. Four parts in one. Tall 8vo (25.7 x 16.0 cm). 375 pp., 22 engraved plates of which several partly hand-coloured [1: 47 pp., 5 plates (4 larger, folded; one partly hand-coloured); 2: 39 pp, 2 large, folding, partly hand-coloured plates); 3: half-title, title page, 254 pp., 13 large, folded plates (numbered 1-12, 1bis) of which one partly coloured; 4: 37 pp., 2 large, folded plates]. Contemporary dark green half cloth over marbled boards. Spine with gilt floral ornaments and title. Marbled endpapers.
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€900.00
A plethora of new European plants, described by one of the most active and controversial botanists of his time
Les palmie...
Kerchove de Denterghem, O. de
Les palmiers. Histoire iconographique.
Paris, J. Rothschild, 1878. Large 8vo (26.2 x 17.3 cm). viii, 348 pp., 40 fine chromolithographed plates and 228 illustrations in the text. Contemporary half leather binding with decorated gilt spine and marbled boards.
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€1,450.00
A very nice copy in contemporary binding with splendid chromos of palms
Annals of...
King, G. and J. F. Duthie and D. Prain
Annals of the Royal Botanical Garden, Calcutta Vol. IX. Part I. A second century of new and rare Indian plants.
Calcutta, Royal Botanical Gardens, 1901. Folio (35.5 x 28.0 cm). Title pages to the volume and part, and to the work itself; frontispiece; ii, 80 pp. 93 lithographed plates, of which 17 double-sized and one finely hand-coloured. All loose, in original portfolio in half morocco over printed boards.
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€650.00
A finely illustrated and rarely seen work
Flore fran...
Lamarck, J. B. P. A. de Monet de
Flore françoise ou description succinte de toutes les plantes qui croissent naturellement en France, disposée selon une nouvelle méthode d'analyse, & à laquelle on a joint la citation de leurs vertus les moins équivoques en médecine, & de leur utilité dans les arts.
Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1779 ["1778"]. Three volumes in three. 8vo (19.5 x 12.4 cm). cxix, 1,720 pp., eight engraved folding plates, one folded table. Uniform contemporary smooth dice-patterned calf. Spine with five raised bands. Rich gilt floral compartments, red and green morocco labels with gilt title and volume number. Marbled endpapers, marbled edges.
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€750.00
The rare first edition of this famous work
Acta Helve...
Lambert, J. H., D. Bernouilli, and others
Acta Helvetica, Physico-Mathematico-Anatomico-Botanico-Medica, figuris aeneis illustrata & in usus publicos exarata. I-II.
Basel, J. R. Im-Hof, 1751-1755. Two volumes in one. 4to (19.6 x 16.0 cm). Title pages in red and black. 458 pp. [I (1751): vi, 104, 72; II (1755): iv, 272]; 18 [I: 6; II: 12] engraved plates, and one folded table. Near contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with five raised bands, compartments with black floral patterns and title. Speckled edges. In a transparent sleeve.
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€500.00
The rare start of the first Swiss scientific journal
Illustriro...
Lashkarev, A. Y.
Illustrirovannaya klassifikashya glavnishikh sortov Lugovikh Trav. S kratkim opisaniem kazhdoi travy v otdel`nosti. [Illustrated classification of the main cultivated grasses in Russia. With a short description of each herb separately].
St. Petersburg, Department of State Papers, 1898. Folio (33.8 x 25.5 cm). half title and title page in red and black; [iii], xi pp.; 108 coloured chromolithographed plates, each accompanied by one or more explanatory text leaves. Contemporary diced Russia over lined boards. Gilt title on the spine.
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€1,000.00
A rare, large, finely illustrated atlas
De Noord-N...
Miquel, F.
De Noord-Nederlandsche vergiftige gewassen. Met gekleurde platen.
Amsterdam, C. G. Sulpke, 1836. 8vo (22.5 x 13.2 cm). 198 pp., 30 hand-coloured lithographed plates. Original printed boards.
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€295.00
A beautifully illustrated work showing beautiful poisonous plants
l'Horticul...
Morren, C. (ed.)
l'Horticulteur Belge, Journal des Jardiniers et Amateurs. Volumes 1-5. [All published].
Bruxelles, Bureau du Journal and Établissement Encyclographique, 1833-1837. Five volumes in five. 4to (24.2 x 15.5 cm). Numerous text engravings and 119 nicely hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary uniform half calf over marbled boards, spines with four raised, gilt-ornamented bands, gilt pattered spine feet, compartments with blind-tooled vignettes and gilt title. Marbled endpapers.
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€3,200.00
A rare complete set of this finely hand-coloured botanical series
Essai sur...
Palassou, P. B.
Essai sur la minéralogie des monts-Pyrénées; suivi d'un catalogue des plantes observées dans cette chaîne de montagnes; ouvrage enrichi de planches et de cartes.
Paris, Didot, A. Jombert, Esprit, 1781. 4to (24.6 x 18.2 cm). xx, 346 pp., 12 plates (each with two views, and tissue-guarded) one unnumbered double folded map of the Pyrenees, nine numbered maps (all but one large, folded) in the rear. Original full mottled calf. Spine with five raised bands. Rich gilt compartments with floral vignettes and red morocco label with gilt title. Marbled endpapers. Edges dyed red.
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€2,750.00
Very rare early publication on the geology of the Pyrenees
Les plante...
Rothschild, J. (ed.)
Les plantes a feuillage coloré. histoire - description - culture - emploi des espèces les plus remarquables pour la décoration des parcs - jardins - serres - appartements. Deuxième édition ... Nouvelle série.
Paris, J. Rothschild, 1872. 4to (26.2 x 18.5 cm). viii, 124 pp. 60 fine chromolithographed plates, 60 text engravings. Contemporary crimson quarter calf over red pebbled cloth (by J. Huss). Spine with five raised bands. Compartment rich gilt and with gilt title. Marbled endpapers.
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€450.00
A seldom-seen addition