General Mammalogy

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Reizen ove...
Bruin, C., De [De Bruyn or Bruijn]
Reizen over Moskovie, door Persie en Indie: verrykt met driehondert kunstplaten, vertoonende de beroemste lantschappen en steden, ook de byzondere dragten, beesten, gewassen en planten, die door gevonden worden: voor al derzelver oudheden, en wel voornamentlyk heel uitvoerig, die van het heerlijke en van oudts de geheele werrelt door befaemde hof van Persepolis, by den Persianen Tchilminar genaemt. Alles door den Autheur zelf met groote naeukeurigheit na 't leven afgetekent, en nooit voor dezen in 't ligt gebragt.
Amsterdam, R. and G. Wetstein, J. Oosterwyk and H. van de Gaete, 1714. Folio (33.3 x 21.1 cm). Allegorical frontispiece (by Picart, dated 1711), title page (in red and black), engraved portrait of de Bruyn (by G. Kneller), [vi], 472, [xii] pp., and 260 numbered engraved plates (many double, folded), two large maps, and 34 large text engravings, not numbered, including portraits, views, etc. Contemporary blind ruled and embossed vellum. Spine with six raised bands, title written in ink, in a neat contemporary hand.
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€9,500.00
One of the most richly illustrated voyages through Russia
Les dons m...
Buc'hoz, [P. J.] [Buchoz]
Les dons merveilleux et diversement coloriés de la nature dans le règne animal ou collection d'animaux précieusement coloriés.
Paris, chez l'auteur, 1782. Large folio (42.7 x 27.9 cm). Engraved title page, [iv] pp. (explanations to plates 1-100, present twice]; 156 finely engraved and exquisitely hand-coloured plates. Contemporary full red morocco. Spine with six double, gilt-stippled, raised bands separated by a ruled floral green morocco strip; compartments with two green morocco labels with gilt title and red morocco inlay with gilt border. Boards with gilt ornamental greek key border and marbled panel in gilt-stippled border; gilt-lined edges and gilt floral inner dentelles; marbled endpapers.
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€15,000.00
The ultra-rare animal "dons" with beautiful illustrations
Histoire e...
Deleuze, [J. P. F.]
Histoire et description de Muséum Royal d'Histoire Naturelle, ouvrage rédigé d'après les ordres de l'administration du Muséum.
Paris, A. Royer, 1823. Two volumes in two. 8vo (21.5 x 13.8 cm). vi, 720 pp., three folded maps, five engraved plates (all tissue-guarded) to volume I; nine tissue-guarded engraved plates to volume II, for a total of 14 plates and three maps [complete]. Uniform contemporary full tree calf. Spines with gilt lines and vignettes, two red morocco labels with gilt titles. Edges yellow.
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€350.00
An attractive, contemporary bound copy
A review o...
Elliot, D. G.
A review of the primates. I-III. [Complete].
New York, NY, The American Museum of Natural History, "1912" [1913]. Three parts in three. 4to. 1,351 [cxxvi, 317, xxxviii; xviii, 382, xxvi; xiv, 262, clxviii] pp., one full colour frontispiece by Fuertes, 27 full colour plates by Smit, Wolf, and Keulemans, 125 photographs mostly of crania. Contemporary full pebbled calf. Spines with five raised bands, gilt title and gilt floral vignettes. Boards with gilt-lined borders. Marbled endpapers. Top edges gilt.
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€450.00
The great classic, illustrated monograph on primates
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
Idiomologi...
Gembloux, P. De
Idiomologie des animaux. Recherches historiques, anatomiques, physiologues, philogiques, et glossologiques sur le langage des bêtes.
Paris, A la Tour de Babel, 1844. 4to (28.1 x 22.5 cm), 156 pp. Contemporary half morocco over marbled boards. Spine with five raised bands bordered by gilt lines. Red morocco label with gilt title. Marbled endpapers.
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€150.00
An attractively bound copy of a most peculiar work
Historiae...
Gesner, C.
Historiae animalium. Liber primus. De quadripedibus viviparis. Opus philosophis, medicis, grammaticis, philologis, poêtis, & omnibus rerum linguarumque variarum studiosis, utilissimum simul iucundissimumsque futurum. editio secunda novis iconibus nec non observationibus non paucis auctorior, atque etiam multis in locis emendatior. [AND] Liber II. Qui est de quadrupedibus oviparis. Nunc denuo recognitus ac pluribus in locis ab ipso authore ante obitum emendatus & auctus, atque aliquot novis iconibus & descriptionibus locupletatus, ac denique brevibus in margine annotationibus illustratus. Adiecti sunt indices alphabetici undecim super nominibus oviparorum quadrupedum in totidem linguis diversis: et ante illos enumeratio eo ordine quo in hoc volumine continuatur.
Francofurt [Frankfurt am Main], Henricus Laurentius, 1617-1620. Two volumes in one. Folio (34.2 x 22.0 cm). [xlii], 967 pp., 125 woodcuts [mammals, 1620]; [iv], 119 pp. 19 woodcuts [reptiles and amphibians, 1617]. 18th-century half calf over mottled paper-covered boards. Spine with five raised bands, compartments with gilt vignettes and brown morocco label with gilt title.
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€2,400.00
The four-legged Gessner, including the herpetology
Collection...
Huet, J. B.
Collection de Mammiferes du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle de Paris; classée suivant la méthode de M. Cuvier, secrétaire perpétuel de l'institut, et professeur d'anatomie comparée au Muséum d'Histoire naturelle; dessinée d'après nature par Huet, dessinateur du Muséum et professeur de dessin pour la zoologie audit Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle de paris, et gravée par J. B. Huet jeune; accompagnée d'un texte descriptif et d'un tableau des ordres, des familles, et de caractères appartenant à chacune d'elles.
Paris, Blance Ainé, 1829. 4to (30.0 x 22.6 cm). 60 pp., 55 plates. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine rich gilt with a floral pattern, and gilt title. Marbled endpapers. Speckled edges.
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€1,500.00
A rare work on mammals with fine illustrations of animals in the Paris zoological gardens
A study of...
MacInnes, D.G.
A study of fossil Mammalia from East Africa [original manuscript].
Unpublished [n.d., but ca 1938.] 4to (26.0 x 20.4 cm). Original typed manuscript with 336 pp., 143 original photographs in various sizes, and some original drawn maps. Full contemporary dark blue cloth with gilt title on spine.
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€4,000.00
Fine manuscript on extinct elephants and other mammals collected by Louis Leakey's expeditions
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
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