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The genera...
Adams, H. and A. Adams
The genera of Recent Mollusca; arranged according to their organization. [Atlas]
London, John van Voorst, [1853]-1858. "8vo" size (24.5 x 14.9 cm). Half title, title page; 138 plates of which most are hand-coloured, with explanatory text leaves. Contemporary half calf with gilt title on the spines.
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€1,200.00
The very rare hand-coloured edition
[Aquatic a...
[Anonymous]
[Aquatic animals]. Fine drawings of fish, a crustacean and a cone-shell.
No place, not published, ca. 1700. Broadsheet (28.5 x 20.3 cm). Drawings on laid paper.
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€500.00
Fine, red-ink paintings of European fish - and a tropical cone
De Aquatil...
Belon, P. [Petri Bellonii Cenomani; Pierre Belon du Mans]
De Aquatilibus. Libro duo, cum eiconibus ad vivam ipsorum effigiem, quoad eius fieri potuit, expressis.
Paris, Carolum Stephanum, 1553. Oblong 8vo (11.1 x 17.0 cm). [xxxii (index)], 448 pp., with 187 woodcut illustrations. Contemporary limp vellum; ink title in an old hand, written on the spine.
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€5,000.00
The foundation of modern ichthyology - a wide-margined copy of the first edition
De conchis...
Bianchi, G. P. S. [J. Plancus]
De conchis minus notis liber cui accessit specimen aestus reciproci maris superi ad littus portumque Arimini.
Venetiis (Venice), J. Baptista Pasqual, 1739. 4to (28.1 x 20.1 cm). 88 pp., wood engraved title vignette and five folded engraved plates. Period style half calf over marbled boards, later endpapers.
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€850.00
A rare, early work on shells, Foraminifera and other Adriatic sea life
Statistiqu...
Buvignier, [N.] A.
Statistique géologique, minéralogique et paléontologique du Département de la Meuse.
Paris, J. B. Baillière, 1852. Folio (45.0 x 31.0 cm). Atlas with title page and 52 pp. of explanatory text; 29 fine lithographed plates of fossils; one double-sized hand-coloured geological map, two hand-coloured profiles (separately numbered, but on one sheet), for a total of 32 "plates". Original blue quarter cloth portfolio with blue boards. Front board with printed title.
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€500.00
The great rare atlas, with many new and poorly known shells
Malacologi...
Cantraine, F.
Malacologie Méditerranéenne et littorale, ou description des mollusques qui vivent dans la Méditerranée ou sur le continent de l'Italie, ainsi que des coquilles qui se trouvent dans les terrains tertiaires Italiens, avec des observations sur leur anatomie, leurs moeurs, leur analogie et leur gisement. Ouvrage servant de faune malacologique Italienne et de complément a la Conchiologia fossile subapennica de Brocchi.
Bruxelles, M. Hayez, 1840. Large 4to (29.1 x 22.0 cm). 173 pp., 12 engraved plates of which six finely hand-coloured (double suite). Contemporary blue limp leather, blue printed label with handwritten title on front wrapper.
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€750.00
Very rare double suite copy, finely coloured edition of this early work on Mediterranean shells
Opusculum...
Colonna, F. [Columna]
Opusculum de Purpura, Romae primum, An. 1616. editum, & nunc iterùm Luci datum. Operâ ac Studio Johann-Danielis Majoris Medicinae D. Cujus novissimè accesserunt annotationes quedam.
Kiliae [Kiel], Reumann, 1675. Small 4to (19.8 x 16.0 cm). [xii], 44, [x] pp., 23 (groups of) woodcuts on the text pages, wood-engraved vignette on the last text page. Eighteenth-century blind wrappers. In green portfolio.
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€500.00
The "pure" Purpura: a perhaps unrecorded edition
Descriptio...
Deshayes, G. P.
Description des animaux sans vertèbres découverts dans la Bassin de Paris pour servir de supplément a la description des coquilles fossiles des environs de Paris comprenant une revue générale de toutes les espèces actuellement connues. [Complete].
Paris, J. B. Baillière et fils, 1856-1865. Large 4to. (24.5 x 30.5 cm). Text and atlas, in seven volumes. Text (in three parts): half-titles and titles, 2,550 pp. [912; 968; 668, (ii)]. Atlas (in four parts; viz. of the two volumes the plates and the explanations separately): two title pages, 195 [88; 107] pp. of explanatory text, and 196 large, finely engraved plates [I-LXXXVII, XIbis, XVIbis; I-CVII]. Original, nearly uniform printed wrappers to all parts except blind wrappers to the two plate volumes.
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€6,500.00
Deshayes' magnum opus on the fossils of the Paris Basin, fine and excessively rare
La conchyl...
Dezallier d'Argenville, [A. J. D.] [Favanne de Montcervelle, (J.) de and (G.) de Favanne de Montcervelle]
La conchyliologie, ou histoire naturelle des coquilles de mer, d'eau douce, terrestres et fossiles; avec un traité de la zoomorphose, ou repésentation des animaux qui les habitent: ouvrage dans lequel on troeve une nouvelle méthode de les diviser. Par M. Desallier d'Argenville... Ouvrage considérablement augmenté de planches en taille-douce, qui représentent les figures de plus de deux milles testacées, dessinées d`après nature, accompagnées de descriptions étendues & de remarques sur chaque famille, avec plusieurs tables systématiques & des nomenclatures étrangeres. Troisième édition, dédiée au roi, par MM. De Favanne de Montcervelle pere & fils. Atlas.
Paris, De Bure, 1780. Folio (30.4 x 22.7 cm). Engraved frontispiece; 80 engraved plates. 19th-century dark green half morocco over dark green pebbled boards. Spine with four gilt-lined, raised bands; compartments with embossed borders and gilt title. Marbled endpapers; speckled edges.
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€1,200.00
A very good copy of the atlas volume - complete with 80 plates - of the ‘Favannes’ edition
La conchyl...
Dezallier d'Argenville, [A. J. D.] [Favanne de Montcervelle, (J.) de and (G.) de Favanne de Montcervelle]
La conchyliologie, ou histoire naturelle des coquilles de mer, d'eau douce, terrestres et fossiles; avec un traité de la zoomorphose, ou repésentation des animaux qui les habitent: ouvrage dans lequel on troeve une nouvelle méthode de les diviser. Par M. Desallier d'Argenville... Ouvrage considérablement augmenté de planches en taille-douce, qui représentent les figures de plus de deux milles testacées, dessinées d`après nature, accompagnées de descriptions étendues & de remarques sur chaque famille, avec plusieurs tables systématiques & des nomenclatures étrangeres. Troisième édition, dédiée au roi, par MM. De Favanne de Montcervelle pere & fils.
Paris, De Bure, 1780. Two volumes in two. Large 4to (28.9 x 21.2 cm). Two engraved frontispieces, one engraved portrait, 1,786 [lx, 878; 848] pp., 19 [7, 12] engraved plates. Uniform contemporary full mottled calf. Spines rich gilt-ruled and with two gilt-lettered green morocco labels. Boards with gilt-patterned borders and dentelles. Marbled endpapers; light-yellow edges.
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€1,500.00
A very good copy of the text volumes - with 19 plates - of the "Favannes" edition
Explicatio...
Dufrenoy, [O. P. A.] and [J. B. A. L. L.] Élie de Beaumont
Explication de la carte géologique de la France. Volumes I-IV (text and atlas), and two maps. [Complete].
Paris, Imprimerie Royale, Imprimerie Nationale, 1841-1879. Four volumes in seven, and a large map in six folded sheets, each ca. 70 x 205 cm (including borders) with linen covers. Large 4to (four text volumes; ca. 27.5 x 21.0 cm); folio (two atlas volumes, 26.8 x 35.7 cm). Tome premier: Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1841. Large 4to. xxii, 825 pp., 71 text engravings (mainly profiles); Tome deuxième: Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1848. Large 4to. xii, 813 pp., 105 text engravings (mainly views and profiles), one large, folded chromolithographed geological map (finished by hand) of France (printed surface: 57 x 54 cm, and consisting of 15 smaller sections, mounted on linen and folded) bound in the rear; Tome troisième. Première partie (by Dufrénoy): Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1873. Large 4to. viii, 231 pp., 18 text engravings (mainly profiles). Printed wrappers. Tome quatrième. Seconde partie. Végétaux fossiles du terrain houiller (by Zeiller): Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1879. Large 4to. 185 pp. Printed wrappers; Tome quatrième. Atlas (in two volumes). Première partie. Fossiles principaux des terrains (by É. Bayle). Seconde partie. Végétaux fossiles du terrain houiller (by Zeiller): Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1878. Folio. Title page, half title to first part. 86 lithographed plates with explanatory text leaves, numbered I-LXXXVI; 90 lithographed plates with explanatory text leaves, numbered LXXXVII-CLXXVI (the last 16 on plants), for a total of 176 plates. Volumes I, II, and IV plate volumes in near uniform contemporary dark-green pebbled morocco over marbled boards. Spines with five gilt-stippled bands, and gilt title. Marbled endpapers. The text volumes with top edge gilt, atlases with marbled top edges. Text volumes III and IV in original printed wrappers. The large chromolithographed map in six sheets (approximately 218 x 223 cm) is contained in a contemporary, book-like crimson box with gilt-lettered spine, with raised bands and patterned paper sides.
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€8,000.00
Very rare complete set of the famous "Explication de la carte géologique de la France" with two (very) large maps
Mission sc...
Fischer, P. [H.] and [J. C.] H. Crosse
Mission scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale, ouvrage publié par ordre de S. M. l'Empereur et par les soins du Ministre de l'Instruction publique. Recherches zoologiques pour servir à l'histoire de la faune d'Amérique Centrale et du Mexique publiées sous la direction de M. Milne Edwards. Septième Partie. Études sur les mollusques terrestres et fluviatiles du Mexique et du Guatemala.
Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1870-1902. Two parts in five. Large 4to and matching folio (36 x 28 cm). Title pages to the zoology part, the volume, the text, and the atlas; 702; 731 [1-376, 377-731] pp.; 72 lithographed plates of which 46 finely and accurately hand-coloured. Part I (text) in contemporary olive half calf with gilt-lined borders over marbled boards. Spine with five raised, gilt-stippled bands; compartments with gilt triple cadres, and two (red and light brown) morocco labels with gilt titles. Marbled endpapers. Part II (text) and plates to part I and Part II loose, as issued, in four uniform, marbled portfolios.
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€12,000.00
The first and rarest work on the continental Mollusca of Mexico and Guatemala