General Malacology

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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
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
Dictionnai...
Guérin, F. E.
Dictionnaire pittoresque d'histoire naturelle et des phénomènes de la nature, contenant l'histoire des animaux, des végétaux, des minéraux, des météores, des principaux phénomènes physiques et des curiosités naturelles, avec des détails sur l'emploi des productions des trois règnes dans les usages de la vie, les arts et métiers et les manifactures. rédigé par une société de naturalistes, sous la direction de M. F. E. Guérin. Tome I-IX. [Complete].
Paris, "Bureau de Souscription" [F. E. Guérin-Ménéville], 1833-1839. Nine volumes in nine. 4to (28.3 x 18.3 cm). Text and 720 plates of which 718 hand-coloured. Uniform contemporary green morocco over marbled boards. Spines with four raised, blind-tooled bands, compartments with gilt triple borders and title. Marbled endpapers, sprinkled edges.
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€3,500.00
A rarely seen complete set with all 720 plates
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
Museum S:a...
Linnaeus, C.
Museum S:ae R:ae M:tis Ludovicae Ulricae reginae Svecorum, Gothorum, Vandalorumque &c. &c. &c. In quo animalia rariora, exotica, imprimis insecta & conchilia describuntur & determinantur prodromi instar editum. [AND] Museum S:ae R:ae M:tis Adolphi Friderici regis ...Aves, Amphibia, Pisces describuntur. Tomi secundi prodromus.
Holmiae, Laurentius Salvius, 1764. 8vo (20.4 x 12.4 cm). [vi], 722, 111 pp. Contemporary full speckled calf, gilt lines, spine with five raised bands, gilt-lined compartments, red morocco label with gilt title. All edges speckled.
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€4,500.00
A fine copy containing Linnaeus's descriptions of the rich natural history cabinets of the king and queen of Sweden
Wissenscha...
Nordenskjöld, O. (ed.)
Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Schwedischen Südpolar-Expedition 1901-1903. Unter Mitwerkung zahlreicher Fachgenossen herausgegeben von Otto Nordenskjöld. Leiter der Expedition.
Stockholm, N. Nordenskjöld, 1905-1920. 59 parts in 8 volumes [numbered I-II, III-1, III-2, IV-1, IV-2, V-VI]. 4to (26.2 x 20.5 cm). Text with over 300 plates, many being lithographed and several in full colour; 19 maps (many folded). Later uniform half cloth over marbled boards. Spines with red label and gilt title.
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€8,000.00
Rare complete set of the results of an iconoclastic Antarctic expedition
Abbildunge...
Philippi, R. A.
Abbildungen und Beschreibungen neuer oder wenig gekannter Conchylien.
Cassel, Theodor Fischer, 1845-1851. Three parts in three (complete). 4to (28 x 21.5 or 22 cm) [12], [8], [8] pp, 144 fine hand-coloured lithographed plates with ca. 900 accompanying text sheets. Uniform contemporary red half calf over red grained boards. Spines with four raised bands; compartments with gilt titles and number.
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€4,500.00
A very rare and important series of well-illustrated monographs
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 2nd, improved edition
Abbildunge...
Schinz, H. R.
Abbildungen aus der Naturgeschichte mit Text von Dr. H. R. Schinz.
Zürich, Friedrich Schulthess, [1824-1828]. Folio (40.7 x 28.1 cm). Title page, 104 pp. [1-20, 27-112, but text complete], 41 [12; 8; 9; 12] lithographed plates, all finely hand-coloured except plates I-II of the plants, which are plain as published. Original blind-tooled green cloth with gilt title on the front board.
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€1,000.00
The rare first edition with fine and beautiful hand-coloured plates in a fine copy
Dr. G. H....
Schubert, G. H. von
Dr. G. H. v. Schubert's Naturgeschichte der Säugetiere für Schule und Haus [AND] Naturgeschichte der Vögel für Schule und Haus [AND] Naturgeschichte der Reptilien, Amphibien, Dische, Insekten, Krebse, Würmer, Weichtiere, Stachelhäuter, Pflanzentiere & Urtiere für Schule und Haus. [Complete]. ADDED: Two illustrated publisher's catalogues.
Ecklingen, J. F. Schreiber, 1886. In three volumes. Mixed 4to and folio (32.1 x 22.0 cm). [(vi), 22; (iv), 22; (ii), vi, 76] pp.; 91 [31; 30; 30] all but one double-sized full colour plates. Numerous text engravings, most of the second volume (eggs) in full colour. Quarter red linen over blue paper boards with near uniform full colour, mounted pictorial front covers. Pictorial endpapers (being an illustrated catalogue of other natural history works of the publisher).
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€600.00
A wonderfully preserved, complete set