General Natural History

Works with a broad(er) view; philosophical, practical, multiple subjects

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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
Faust. Pol...
Auer, A.
Faust. Poligrafisch illustrirte Zeitschrift für Kunst, Wissenschaft, Industrie, und geselliges Leben, begleitet von Kunst-Beilagen aus mehr als 30 Druckfächern. Volume IV.
Wien, Auer, 1857. Large 4to (37.4 x 27.7 cm). 24 issues in 24. 188 pages with text in double columns and with numerous text engravings (several page-sized); and 72 separately printed plates, in different (colour) printing techniques, including six in nature printing. 24 original printed wrappers with numbers in pencil.
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€1,850.00
A very rare, complete volume - with the scarce round plate - in original wrappers
Die Entdec...
Auer, A.,
Die Entdeckung des Naturselbstdruckes oder die Erfindung ganzen Herbarien, Stoffen, Spitzen, Stickereien und überhaupt allen Originalien und Copien... als auch mit natürlichen Farben auf weissem Papiere Abdrücke, dem Originale identisch gleich, gewinnen kann,.. bedarf. Vorgelesen in der mathem. naturw. Classe der kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Wien. (Privilegirt am 12. October 1852, Z. 7698).
Wien, K.K. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1854. 4to (33.0 x 25.8 cm). 75 pp. of text in double column in four languages; German, English, Italian and French. With 15 (of 19) nature printed plates and four lithographed facsimile letters at the end. Later blind black morocco over green cloth boards.
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€1,250.00
Rare first edition of Auer's most famous publication
Les observ...
Belon, P.
Les observations de plusieurs singularitez et choses memorables, trouvees en Grece, Asie, Iudée, Egypte, Arabie, & autres pays estranges, redigées en trois liures. Reueuz de nouveau & augmentez de figures. Le catalogue contenant le plus notables choses, est en la page fuyuante.
Paris, H. de Marnef & G. Cavellat, 1588. 4to (22.1 x 15.4 cm). [xiv], 468, 1l. 18th century full tree calf. Spine with five raised bands, compartments rich gilt with floral patterns. Red morocco label with gilt title. Marbled endpapers. All edges red.
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€2,500.00
Most richly illustrated edition of this influential work on the history, geography, and natural history of the Near and Middle East
Les observ...
Belon, P.
Les observations de plusieurs singularitez et choses memorables, trouvees en Grece, Asie, Iudée, Egypte, Arabie, & autres pays estranges, redigées en trois liures. Reueuz de nouveau & augmentez de figures. Le catalogue contenant le plus notables choses, est en la page fuyuante.
Anvers [Antwerpen, Antwerp], Christofle Plantin, 1555. Small, thick 8vo (14.3 x 9.4 x 4.5 cm). [lxxvi], 375 numbered leaves [= 749 pp.], one printed leaf with the privilege, one larger, folded map/view. Later vellum. Spine with black printed title.
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€6,500.00
The most influential work on the history, geography and natural history of the Near and Middle East
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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€8,000.00
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 g...
Buc'hoz, [P. J.] [Buchoz]
Histoire générale des animaux, des végetaux et des mineraux, qui se trouvent dans le Royaume, representés en gravure et dessinés d'après nature, avec l'explication aussi gravée au bas de chaque planche de ces differentes substances, pour servir d'intelligence à l'histoire générale et economique des trois regnes. Partie Ire. représentant les quadrupèdes de la France.
Paris, chez l'auteur et chez Debure l'ainé Libraire, [1776]. Folio (45.5 x 28.9 cm) with 38 beautifully hand-coloured engraved plates with engraved text and engraved title. Original printed wrappers. In 20th-century protective cloth box (48.2 x 30.6 x 2.8 cm) with a printed label mounted on the front (top) board.
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€3,700.00
Buch’oz betters Buffon: A very rare and fine work on wild and domestic animals
Charles Da...
[Charles Darwin] Poulton, E. B.
Charles Darwin and the Origin of Species. Addresses, etc. in America and England in the year of the two anniversaries. By Edward Bagnall Poulton ... Published Nov. 24, 1909, being the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of 'On the Origin of Species'.
London, Longmans, Green, and Co., 1909. 8vo (22.1 x14.4 cm). xvi, 302 pp. Publisher's blue buckram with gilt title on the spine.
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€400.00
Rare contribution to Darwinism, partly based on new discoveries by Hugo de Vries
Le prototy...
Chastre, R. de la
Le prototype ou tres-parfait et analogique exemplaire de l'art chimicq; a la phisique ou philosophie de la science naturelle. Contenant les causes principes & demonstrations scientifiq; de la certitude dudit art.
Paris, J. A. Joallin, 1620. Small 8vo (10.2 x 15.8 cm). Title page, [vii], 136, [xiv] pp. Contemporary mottled calf. Spine with gilt lines and floral vignettes. Red morocco label with gilt short-title. Marbled endpapers. Red edges.
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€3,850.00
Extremely rare work on creating the Philosopher's Stone, by a French nobleman
Miscellane...
Clairaut, J. B., a.o.
Miscellanea Berolinensia ad incrementum scientiarum ex scriptis Societati Regiae Scientiarum exhibitis. Edita, continuatio III, sive Tomus IV. Cum figuris et indice materiarum.
Berolini, Johann Andreas Rüdiger, 1734. Small 4to (20.5 x 16.0 cm). vi, 405 pp.; 11 mostly folded engraved plates. Contemporary full mottled calf. Spine with five raised, gilt-ornamented bands; compartments rich gilt, red morocco label with gilt title. Edges speckled red.
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€1,250.00
A fine collection of astronomical, geographical, mathematical and other researches
On the ori...
Darwin, C.
On the origin of species by means of natural selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life. Third edition, with additions and corrections (seventh thousand).
London, John Murray, 1861. 8vo (19.9 x 12.5 cm). xix, 538, [ii] pp., double-folded diagram. Publisher's green, pebble-grained and blind stamped cloth. Gilt title and triangular ornaments on the spine. Brown endpapers.
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€5,000.00
Fine copy, the first with Darwin’s full historical sketch