General Ichthyology

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Placaet, o...
Beaumont, S. van
Placaet, op het visschen in de rivieren, meeren en binne-wateren.
's Gravenhage, Jacobus en Paulus Scheltus [for the Staten van Hollandt en West-Vrieslandt], 1708. 4to (21.2 x 17.1 cm). Drophead title with large engraved vignette and initial letter, 10 pp.; seven text engravings, three of which forming a plate.
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€350.00
A very rare publication on fishing regulations
Collected...
Bleeker, P.
Collected fish papers of Pieter Bleeker. Collected and edited by W. H. Lamme. Volumes I-XIV. [Complete].
The Hague, W. Junk, 1973-1979. In 14 volumes. 8vo (22.2 x 15.0 cm). Frontispiece portrait, numerous text pages and plates. Uniform printed cloth.
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€500.00
All the original fish papers by this eminent ichthyologist
Histoire n...
Duméril, A. [H. A.]
Histoire naturelle des poissons ou ichthyologie générale. Ouvrage accompagné de planches.
Paris, Roret, 1865-1870. Two parts and atlas in four. 8vo (text volumes 21.4 x 13.5 cm; atlas 22.7 x 15.9 cm). 1356 [1-352, 353-624; 720; 12] pp., 26 chromolithographed plates with explanatory text. Uniform contemporary pebbled morocco over marbled boards. Spines with four raised bands and gilt title.
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€2,250.00
A complete set of an important and rare work on fish
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, 190 (of 194?) 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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€1,850.00
An unrecorded edition of Buffon and Cuvier
Histoire n...
Lacépède, B. G. É. De
Histoire naturelle de Lacépède, comprenant les cétacés,les quadrupèdes ovipares, les serpents et les poissons. Nouvelle édition précédée de l'éloge de Lacépède par Cuvier avec des notes et la nouvelle classification de M. A.-G. Desmarest.
Paris, Furne et Cie., 1855. Two parts in two. Large 8vo (25.8 x 16.7 cm). xii, 668, 647 pp.; 36 nicely hand-coloured steel-engravings, tissue-guarded, all after Edouard Travies. Uniform contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spines with gilt lines and title. Marbled endpapers.
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€400.00
The second edition, with fine, hand-coloured plates
Histoire n...
Moreau, E.
Histoire naturelle des poissons de la France. Avec 220 figures dessinées d'après nature. I, II, III [AND] Histoire naturelle des poissons de la France. Supplément. Avec 7 figures dans le texte. [Complete].
Paris, G. Masson, 1881-1891. Four parts in four. Large 8vo (23.8 x 15.2 cm). 1,890 pp.; 227 (groups of) engravings in the text. Original uniform red, grained cloth over limp boards. Gilt lines and title on the spines. Blue endpapers. Speckled edges.
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€250.00
A fine, uniform set with the rare, later supplement
Oppiano de...
Oppian (Oppianus of Corycus)
Oppiano della pesca, ê della caccia tradotte dal Grêco, ê illustrato con varie annotazioni da Antôn Maria Salvani al serenissimo principe Eugênio di Savôja tenêntegenerale Cesareo.
Firênze, Tartini ê Franchi, 1728. 8vo (17.1 x 11.0 cm). Title page in red and black with engraved vignette, xvii, 310, [ii] pp. Contemporary vellum. Spine with morocco label with gilt title.
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€650.00
Rare first Italian edition of Oppian's work on fishing
Dictionnai...
Orbigny, C. H. d'
Dictionnaire universel d'histoire naturelle servant de complément aux oeuvres de Buffon, de G. Cuvier, aux encyclopédies, aux anciens dictionnaires scientifiques et resument les traités spéciaux sur les diverses branches des sciences naturelles, etc.
Paris, Charles d'Orbigny, 1849. 16 parts in 16 (13 text volumes, three plate atlases). Large 8vo (23.5 x 15.2 cm). Text; 288 tissue-guarded, mostly hand-coloured and chromolithographed plates, after Travies and others. A few plates are tinted, or plain, as intended. Uniform contemporary green quarter calf over green pebbled boards. Spines with gilt lines, ornaments and title. Marbled endpapers. All edges speckled.
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€3,200.00
The rare first edition of the largest and best-illustrated natural history encyclopaedia of the 19th-century
Traité de...
Pictet, F.
Traité de Paléontologie où histoire naturelle des animaux fossiles considérés dans leurs rapports zoologiques et géologiques. [Text and atlas, complete].
Paris, Baillière, 1853-1857. Five parts in five. 8vo (four text parts; 20.7 x 12.7 cm) and 4to (atlas; 30.7 x 23.5 cm). 110 fine lithographed plates. Later uniform half calf over original green cloth (text volumes) or olive grained calf with gilt-patterned borders (atlas). Spines with uniform gilt-bordered raised bands and brown morocco labels with gilt title. Text parts with speckled edges, atlas with marbled edges and marbled endpapers.
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€750.00
A rare, complete set of the second, improved edition
Pescatoria...
San Martino, M.
Pescatoria et ecloghe.
[Venezia, Giolito de Ferrari, 1544 or 1566]. Small 8vo (14.3 x 9.7 cm). Title page with large, engraved vignette[184] pp. Contemporary vellum. Spine with black morocco label and gilt title. Red and white mottled edges.
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€1,750.00
The first edition of an early ichthyological work in verse
Atlas des...
Savtschenko, P.
Atlas des poissons vénéneux et descriptions des ravages produits par eux sur l'organisme humain et des contre-poisons à employer. Atlas jadovitych ryb s opisaniem vida ich deistviia jada na organizm cheloveka i ukazaniem protivuiadii.
St. Petersburg, Balasheva, 1886. 4to (32.2 x 24.0 cm). [iv], 53. [i] pp.; ten tissue-guarded lithographed plates of which nine hand-coloured. Later blind quarter cloth over original printed boards.
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€900.00
A very rare and well-illustrated Russian/French work on poisonous fish
Histoire n...
Sonnini, C. S.
Histoire naturelle générale et particulière des poissons. Ouvrage faisant suite à l'histoire naturelle, générale et particulière, composée par Leclerc de Buffon, et mis dans un nouvel ordre par C. S. Sonnini, avec des notes et des additions. Tomes 1-13. [Complete fish section].
Paris, Dufart, An X-XII [1800-1802]. 13 parts in 13. 8vo (19.4 x 12.2 cm). Text; 77 engraved plates. Uniform full tree calf, rich gilt spines, gilt titles on two red morocco labels, marbled flyleaves, all sides marbled.
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€1,250.00
The complete ichthyology of the suites à Buffon” in a fine, uniform contemporary binding