Herpetology

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

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Histoire g...
[Prévost d'Exiles, A. F.]
Histoire générale des voyages, ou nouvelle collection des toutes les relations de voyages par mer et par terre, qui ont été publiées jusq'à présent dans les différentes langues de toutes les nations connus: ... Tome dix-septième. Histoire générale des voyages, depuis le commencement du XVme siècle, dix-septième partie. Livre septième. Vies des gouverneurs généraux, avec l'abregé de l'histoire des etablissemens Hollandois aux Indes Orientales [AND] Histoire naturelle des Indes Orientales.
La Haye [Den Haag, The Hague], Pierre de Hondt, 1763. 4to (25.1 x 20.4 cm). [ii], 266, 300, 48 pp. 56 plates (of fish, etc.). Contemporary half calf over speckled boards. Spine with five raised bands. Gilt title.
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€1,200.00
Includes many fine plates after from Valentijn [Valentyn] and the famous and rare Hortus Malabaricus
Die Naturg...
[Reichenbach, A. B. or C. A. A. Buhle]
Die Naturgeschichte in getreuen Abbildungen und mit ausführlicher Beschreibung derselben. Amphibien.
Halberstadt, Carl Brüggemann; Pesth, Otto Wigand, [no date but circa 1830]. One volume in two. Large 8vo (24.9 x 16.0 cm). 100, [iv] pp.; 74 hand-coloured engraved plates including a pictorial title page. Uniform contemporary half morocco over marbled boards. Spines with two (red, light blue) morocco labels with gilt titles and ornamental borders. Yellow edges.
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€680.00
A rare work, with fine, hand-coloured plates
Schildkröt...
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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€250.00
A richly illustrated work on extinct turtles
Catalogue...
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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€250.00
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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€750.00
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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€2,200.00
An extremely rare, detailed, and well-illustrated work on salamanders
Descrizion...
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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€1,600.00
An extremely rare, detailed, and well-illustrated work on salamanders
Del <em> P...
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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€2,500.00
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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€300.00
A rare offprint
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
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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€200.00
With a fine, large, full colour map of the Amsterdam zoo
Herpetolog...
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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€500.00
The first comprehensive summary of the herpetofauna of continental Europe (Adler)