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
Traité élé...
Bory de Saint Vincent, J. [B. G. G. M.]
Traité élémentaire d'erpétologie, ou d'histoire naturelles des reptiles. Contenant des notions générales et particulières sur l'antiquité, l'organisation, les moeurs de ces animaux. l 'Art de les conserver, avec la description et l'histoire de leurs familles et de leurs genres, d'après une méthode analytique: précédé d'une introduction historique, et suivi d'une biographie, d'une bibliographie et d'un vocabulaire.
Paris, Mairet et Fournier, [1828-]1842. Small 8vo (11.2 x 7.5 cm). Title (to the series), title (to the volume) vi, [ii], 292, 20 pp., 52 engraved plates. Contemporary half morocco over pebbled boards. Gilt title and lines on spine. Marbled endpapers.
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€450.00
A well-preserved copy of this rare work
Résumé d'e...
Bory de Saint Vincent, J. [B. G. G. M.]
Résumé d'erpétologie, ou d'histoire naturelles des reptiles. Contenant des notions générales et particulières sur l'antiquité, l'organisation, les moeurs de ces animaux. l 'Art de les conserver, avec la description et l'histoire de leurs familles et de leurs genres, d'après une méthode analytique: précédé d'une introduction historique, et suivi d'une biographie, d'une bibliographie et d'un vocabulaire; complétée par une iconographie de 52 planches.
Paris, l'Encyclopédie Portative, 1828. Small 8vo (11.6 x 7.6 cm). Herpetological frontispiece (tissue guarded), vi, 292, 20 pp., 52 engraved plates. Contemporary half morocco over marbled boards. Gilt title and lines on spine.
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€600.00
The complete herpetology of the Encyclopédie Portative
Dei basili...
Bossi, L.
Dei basilischi, dragoni, ed altri animali creduti favolosi. Dissertazione epistolare con figure in rame.
Milano, Luigi Veladine, 1791. 8vo (20.7 x 12.6 cm). 144 pp.; three engraved plates. Blind wrappers; original blind wrappers included.
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€675.00
An extremely rare work on herpetological fantasies
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 blindstamped cloth. Gilt title on the spine. black endpapers.
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€320.00
A seldom-seen monograph with great, detailed illustrations
The Fauna...
Boulenger, G. A.
The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Published under the authority of the Secretary of State for India in Council. Reptilia and Batrachia.
London, Taylor & Francis, 1890. 8vo (22.5 x 15.5 cm). xviii, 541, [ii] pp., 142 text figures. Original red blind-stamped cloth with gilt title on spine. Blue endpapers.
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€350.00
The first Indian herpetological monograph
Wysgeerige...
Bradley, R.
Wysgeerige verhandeling van den werken der natuure. Waar in de verscheide trapswyze opklimmingen, in de byzondere deelen der scheppinge, als mynstoffen, plantgewassen en dieren aangetoond worden ... door Richard Bradley ... Met veele afbeeldingen opgehelderd. Na den tweeden druk uit het Engelsch vertaald.
Amsterdam, Isaak Tirion, 1744. 8vo (20.1 x 12.3 cm). Title in red and black. [vi], 330 pp., 29 finely hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary full tree calf. Spine richly gilted with ornamental bands and vignettes, and red morocco label with gilt title. Boards with gilt floral borders and dentelles. Marbled endpapers.
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€1,850.00
Exceedingly rare, in an original hand-coloured edition
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
Faune méri...
Crespon, J.
Faune méridionale ou description de tous les animaux vertébrés vivans et fossiles, sauvages ou domestiques qui se rencontrent toute l'année ou qui ne sont que de passage dans les plus grande partie du Midi de la France; suivie d'une méthode de taxidermie ou l'art d'empailler les oiseaux.
Nimes, chez l'auteur, and Montpellier, M. Lebrun, 1844. Two volumes of text and one atlas in three. 8vo (text volumes 21.5 x 13.0 cm; atlas 21.6 x 15.2 cm). 714 pp. [xxviii, 320, (2); ix, 354 (1)], 74 lithographed plates (one double-sized and double present). Contemporary uniform pebbled calf over pebbled boards. Spines with gilt lines and title. Marbled endpapers.
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€1,500.00
A rare French zoological monograph with the often missing atlas