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
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
De walvisc...
[Jong, D. De]
De walvischvangst, met veele byzonderheden daartoe betrekkelyk. Met plaaten. Eerste - Tweede - Derde - Vierde deel. [Complete].
Amsterdam, Peter Conrad; Harlingen, Volkert van der Plaats, 1784-1786. Four parts in two. 4to (27.0 x 22.0 cm). Six folding engraved maps, of which one of the first maps showing the entire Arctic region including Greenland, Spitsbergen, Nova Zembla and the northern coast of eastern Siberia, and a special (perhaps first) map exclusively of Nova Zembla (including the northern part of Russia, Spitsbergen and the Island of Jan Mayen). 15 engraved plates show the hunting of the whales, the "cachelot" itself and several arctic birds. Uniform later full mottled calf in a stunning period style. Spines with five raised, gilt-ornamented bands; compartment rich gilt with floral vignettes. Red and olive morocco labels with gilt title. Gilt dentelles.
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€4,400.00
18th century whaling: explained and illustrated
De beschry...
Kaempfer, E.
De beschryving van Japan, behelsende een verhaal van den ouden en tegenwoordigen staat en regeering van dat Ryk.
The Hague, P. Gosse and J. Neaulme; Amsterdam, Balthasar Lakeman, 1729. Folio (37.5 x 25.0 cm). 500 pp. Half-title, title page explanation, frontispiece (engraved title) by I. C. Philips, letterpress title in red and black; 48 double-sized maps and plates (I-XVII, XXX-XLV, XXIV*, A-BXXVIII, A-BXXIX). Contemporary full mottled calf; spine with six raised bands; compartments rich gilt with fine, elaborate floral ornaments, and red morocco label with gilt title; boards with double gilt roll stamped border, gilt floral corner pieces and central vignettes. Mottled edges.
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€12,000.00
A very good, large paper copy in an exceptional contemporary Dutch binding
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
De piscatu...
Oppian (Oppianus of Corycus)
De piscatu libri V. De venetione libri IIII. De piscatu libri V. Laurentio Lippio interprete. De venetione libri IIII. ita conversi, ut singula verba singulis respondeant. In corum gratiam qui Graeca cum Latinis coniungere volunt.
Paris, Adrin Turne, Guillaume Morel, 1555. 4to (21.3 x 16.0 cm). Title page with engraved vignette, [ii], 214 pp. (Greek text), half-title, title page with engraved vignette, [iv], 202 pp. (Latin text). 17th century full mottled calf. Spine with five raised bands, morocco label with gilt title. Blue endpapers. All edges red.
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€1,200.00
The first Latin translation, and renaissance print of the Greek original
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). With 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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€3,750.00
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). With 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