General Herpetology

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Naturhisto...
[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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€200.00
A surprisingly rare and colourful natural history atlas
Bilderbuch...
Bertuch, F. [J. J.]
Bilderbuch für Kinder, enthaltend eine angenehme Sammlung von Thieren, Pflanzen, Blumen, Früchten, Mineralien.... [14 herpetological plates].
Weimar, Industrie-Comptoir, ca. 1800. Folio (ca. 23.5 x 19.0 cm, mounted on larger sheets). Collection of 15 hand-coloured engravings from Bilderbuch für Kinder, showing reptiles and amphibians. All framed and with their description in German added.
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€350.00
Fine reptile plates from a famous Bilderbuch
Tableau en...
Bonnaterre, [P. J.]
Tableau encyclopédique et methodique des trois regnes de la nature, dédié et présenté a M. Necker, Ministre d'État, & Directeur Général des Finances. Erpétologie, ophiologie.
Paris, Panckoucke, 1789-1790. Large 4to (28.7 x 22.3 cm). xxviii, 70, [i] pp.; 69 engraved plates, as follows: 1-7 [amphibians], 1-6 [turtles], 1-12, 6(II) [reptiles]; xliv, 76 pp., 43 (A, 1-42) [snakes]. Beautiful period-style half calf over mottled boards. Rich gilt spine with five raised gilt-ornamented bands and red morocco label with gilt title. Marbled endpapers. Edges red.
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€1,500.00
The complete amphibians and reptiles from the famous Encyclopédie Méthodique
On the rep...
Boulenger, G. A.
On the reptiles and batrachians of the Solomon Islands.
London, The Zoological Society of London, 1886. Large 4to (32.2 x 25.4 cm). 28 pp. [35-62] and seven very fine lithographed plates, one with a figure (of a snake) hand-coloured. Original printed wrappers.
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€350.00
A rare work with large plates - even includes a new family
A vertebra...
Boulenger, G. A.
A vertebrate fauna of the Malay Peninsula from the isthmus of Kra to Singapore including the adjacent islands. Reptilia and Batrachia.
London, Taylor & Francis, 1912. 8vo (22.8 x 16.0 cm). xiii, 294 pp.; 79 fine text engravings, one large, double-folded map. Original pebbled and blind stamped cloth. Gilt title on the spine. black endpapers.
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€320.00
A seldom-seen monograph with great, detailed illustrations
On the rep...
Boulenger, G. A.
On the reptiles and batrachians of the Solomon Islands.
London, The Zoological Society of London, 1886. Large 4to (32.2 x 25.4 cm). 28 pp. [35-62]; seven very fine lithographed plates, one with a figure (of a snake) hand-coloured. Original printed front wrapper, and later rear wrapper.
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€250.00
A rare work with large plates
Bound coll...
Cope, E. D.
Bound collection of five papers on reptiles and amphibians, and a handwritten postcard by Cope.
Washington, DC, United States National Museum, 1875-1889. Thick 8vo (22.5 x 14.7 cm). 1,017 [104, 51, 249, 98, 515] pp. and several handwritten unnumbered leaves; 84 plates. Red buckram. Spine with gilt lines and black morocco label with gilt title.
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€1,400.00
A unique, personal copy
Oeuvres co...
Flourens, [M. J. P.] [Buffon, Cuvier and De Lacépède]
Oeuvres complètes de Buffon avec la nomenclature Linnéenne et la classification de Cuvier. Revues aux l'édition in-4to de l'Imprimerie royale et annotées par M. Flourens. Nouvelle édition illustrée de 150 planches gravées sur acier d'après les dessins de mm. Traviès et Henry Gobin et coloriées avec le pluis grand soin. (AND) Oevres de Cuvier et Lacépède contenant le complément de Buffon a l'histoire des mammifères et des oiseaux l'histoire des cétacés, batraciens serpents et poissons illustrés de 50 planches environ 125 sujets coloriés avec le plus grand soin. Supplément aux oeuvres complètes de Buffon annotées par M. Flourens.
Paris, Garnier Frères, [1855]. In 16 volumes. 4to (26.5 x 17.3 cm). 10,419 pp.; one portrait, four hand-coloured maps, one tinted frontispiece, 196 (of 200) finely hand-coloured steel-engravings of which nine placed as frontispieces). Contemporary uniform half morocco over marbled boards. Spines with five raised bands, gilt title. Marbled endpapers, speckled edges.
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An unrecorded edition of Buffon and Cuvier
Fauna der...
Fritsch, A.
Fauna der Gaskohle und der Kalksteine der Permformation Böhmens. Band I-IV. [Complete].
Prag, Selbstverlag and F. Řivnáč, 1879-1899 [1901?]. Four volumes in four. Folio (34.0 x 25.5 cm). 459 pp., lavishly illustrated with 167 mostly chromolithographed plates (several double-sized or larger, folded), and over 400 text engravings, of which some plate-sized. Volume I (1883): 182 pp., 48 plates (some larger, folded, a few plain), 160 text engravings; volume II (1889): 114 pp., 44 plates (several larger, folded; numbered 49-90, 80b, 81b), 79 text figures (numbered 117-188); vol. III (1895): 132 pp., 42 plates [several (much) larger; numbered 91-132], 122 text engravings (numbered 189-310); vol. IV (1901): 101 pp., full colour frontispiece, of a landscape with "Miriopoden"; 33 plates (numbered 133-165), 64 text engravings (numbered 311-394, and including phototypes of fossil animals and tracks, freshwater bivalves, and, e.g. the author at work). Original uniform brown cloth sumptuously embossed with black floral borders, and gilt vignettes depicting Permian amphibians, reptiles and fish. Marbled edges.
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€8,500.00
Magnificent and exceedingly rare work on the fossil faunas of Bohemia
Musterblät...
Godron, R.
Musterblätter für naturzeichnen und malen.
Hannover and Wien, Günther Wagner, 1906. Folio (46.0 x 31.0 cm). [i] p.; 15 loose full colour pochoir plates. Original paper-covered quarter linen portfolio with printed full colour pictorial title mounted on the front board. Patterned endpapers.
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€580.00
A rare complete copy of this finely illustrated work
Traité de...
Grassé, P. P. (ed.)
Traité de Zoologie, anatomie, systématique, biologie. Tome XIV. Fascicule I-A. Amphibiens. [AND] Fascicule I-B. Amphibiens. Batraciens. Appareil uro-génital (suite) - Embryogenèse - Éthologie - Origine, Évolution, Systématique. [AND] Fascicule II. Reptiles. Caractères généraux et anatomie. [AND] Fascicule III. Reptiles. Glandes endocrines - Embryologie - Systématique - Paléontologie. [Complete].
Paris, Masson, 1970-1995. Four parts in four. Thick 8vo (24.0 x 15.8 cm). I-A (1995) 1,355 pp.; 558 text figures; 1-B (1986) ii, 828 pp.; 346 text figures; II (1970) pp. 1-680, xxxii; text figures 1-453; III (1970) pp. 681-1,428; text figures 455-984. For a total of 3,645 pp., and 1,888 text figures. Original uniform pictorial boards with gilt and red linings. Each in a transparent sleeve.
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€1,500.00
The rare, complete herpetology by Grass
Reptilia M...
Gravenhorst, J. L. C. [C.]
Reptilia Musei zoologici Vratislaviensis. Recensita et descripta. Fasciculus primus. Continens Chelonios et Batrachia. [OR] Deliciae Musei zoologici Vratislaviensis. Fasciculus primus. Continens Chelonios et Batrachia.
Lipsiae [Leipzig], Leopold Voss, 1829. Folio (40.0 x 25.1 cm). Half title, double title page, 106 pp. including dedication page and second half title; 17 finely engraved plates of which 13 delicately hand-coloured. Contemporary style quarter calf over marbled boards. Spine with five raised, gilt-ornamented bands; compartments with intricate gilt-rolled bands and gilt title. Marbled endpapers. Original printed label mounted before half title.
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€6,500.00
An excellent copy of an exceedingly rare and scientifically important herpetological work