All works on lizards, snakes, frogs, toads, newts, turtles, etc

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Reinach, A. von
Schildkrötenreste im Maizer Tertiärbecken und benachbarten, ungefähr gleichalterigen Ablagerungen. Mit XXXXIV Tafeln.
Frankfurt am Main, Moritz Diesterweg, 1900. Large 4to (29.8 x 23.1 cm). Title page, 135 pp., 44, mostly tinted, lithographed plates. Original printed wrappers.
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A richly illustrated work on extinct turtles
Riemer, W. J. and H. G. Dowling (eds.)
Catalogue of American amphibians and reptiles.
New York, NY, Herpetological Catalogue Committee of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, 1963-1985. 4to (28.0 x 21.6 cm). 370 parts with well over 1,000 pp., numerous maps and text figures. In original cloth binder with silver title on the spine.
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Rare: we found only some copies listed with fewer pages
Chs. Darwi...
Rolle, F.
Chs. Darwin's Lehre von der Enstehung der Arten im Pflanzen- und Thierreich in ihrer Anwendung auf die Schöpfungsgeschichte. dargestellt und erläutert. Mit Holzschnitten.
Frankfurt am Main, Johann Christian Hermann, 1863. 8vo (21.0 x 13.3 cm). [vi], 274 pp., several woodengravings in the text. Original full cloth with gilt title on the spine. Speckled edges.
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Very rare, early contribution to the dissimination of Darwin's ideas in Germany
Amours des...
Rusconi, M.
Amours des salamandres aquatiques et developpement du tetard de ces salamandres depuis l'oeuf jusq'a l'animal parfait.
Milan, Paolo Emilio Giusti, 1821. Large 4to (21.0 x 26.5 cm). 73 pp. (including half title, title page), five engraved plates of which four finely hand-coloured. Period-style blue morocco over marbled boards. Endpapers renewed. Marbled edges.
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An extremely rare, detailed, and well-illustrated work on salamanders
Rusconi, M.
Descrizione anatomica degli organi della circolazione delle larve delle salamandre acquitiche.
Pavia, Galeazzi, 1817. Large 4to (21.0 x 26.5 cm). 49 pp. (including title page), one hand-coloured engraved plate. Period-style blue half morocco over blue-marbled boards. Gilt title and ornaments on the spine. Endpapers renewed.
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An extremely rare, detailed, and well-illustrated work on salamanders
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Rusconi, M. and P. Configliachi
Del Proteo anguino di Laurenti. Monografia.
Pavia, Galeazzi, 1819. Large 4to (30.0 x 22.4 cm). Title page, [iv], 119 pp., four lithographed plates, of which two in double-suite: line drawings and lithographs, (partly) hand-coloured by the second author. Late 19th-century pebbled morocco over marbled boards. Spine with polished morocco label with gilt title. Marbled endpapers, speckled edges.
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New discoveries in embryology
Die fossil...
Rütimeyer, L.
Die fossilen Schildkröten von Solothurn und der übrigen Juraformation, mit Beiträgen zur Kenntniss von Bau und Geschichte.
[Zürich, Schweizerische Naturforschende Gesellschaft, 1873]. 4to (27.2 x 21.8 cm). v, 185 pp.; 17 lithographed plates (many folded or double folded). Later blind wrappers. Spine with printed label, mounted.
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A rare offprint
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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The rare first edition with fine and beautiful hand-coloured plates in a fine copy
De dierent...
Schlegel, H. and P. H. Witkamp
De dierentuin van het Koninklijk Zoologisch Genootschap Natura Artis Magistra te Amsterdam zoölogisch geschetst door Prof. H. Schlegel directeur van het Rijks Museum van Natuurlijke Historie te Leiden met historische herinneringen van P. H. Witkamp. Oorspronkelijke houtgravuren voor dit werk uitsluitend vervaardigd door W. Hekking Jr., G. J. Bos en J. Smit.
Amsterdam, Gebr. Van Es, 1872. Folio (31.0 x 22.2 cm). [xv, xxviii, 292, vi, 174, vii, 64, iii] pp., one folded chromolithographed map of the oldest still existing Dutch zoo and 28 woodcut plates, nearly 300 wood-engraved illustrations showing birds, mammals, reptiles, etc. Contemporary half calf. Spine with gilt title.
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With a fine, large, full colour map of the Amsterdam zoo
Schreiber, E.
Herpetologia Europaea. Eine systematische Bearbeitung der Amphibien und Reptilien welche bisher in Europa aufgefunden sind.
Braunschweig, F. Vieweg und Sohn, 1875. 8vo (21.2 x 13.0 cm). xvii, 639 pp., 188 figs, later half calf over marbled boards, spine with five raised bands, green morocco label with gilt title. Speckled edges.
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The first comprehensive summary of the herpetofauna of continental Europe (Adler)
A historic...
Schreibers, C. [F. A. Ritter von]
A historical and anatomical description of a doubtful amphibious animal of Germany, called, by Laurenti, Proteus Anguinus .
London, The Royal Society, 1801. 4to (29.1 x 22.3 cm). 24 pp., two large, double-folded engraved plates. Disbound.
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Rare early work on the only European cave vertebrate, the mysterious olm
Giant liza...
Seba, A.
Giant lizard, snake, small lizard and bird [Plate 99 of Seba's Locupletissimi rerum naturalium thesauri accurata descriptio ].
Amsterdam, Jansson-Waesberg, J. Wetsteen and William Smith, 1734. Large folio (58.3 x 49.5 cm). Double-sized engraved plate.
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From one of the 18th-century's most splendid and greatest natural history achievements