Herpetology

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

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Résumé d'e...
Bory de Saint Vincent, J. [B. G. G. M.]
Résumé d'erpétologie, ou d'histoire naturelles des reptiles. Contenant des notions générales et particulières sur l'antiquité, l'organisation, les moeurs de ces animaux. l 'Art de les conserver, avec la description et l'histoire de leurs familles et de leurs genres, d'après une méthode analytique: précédé d'une introduction historique, et suivi d'une biographie, d'une bibliographie et d'un vocabulaire; complétée par une iconographie de 52 planches.
Paris, l'Encyclopédie Portative, 1828. Small 8vo (11.6 x 7.6 cm). Herpetological frontispiece (tissue guarded), vi, 292, 20 pp., 52 engraved plates. Contemporary half morocco over marbled boards. Gilt title and lines on spine.
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€600.00
The complete herpetology of the Encyclopédie Portative
On the rep...
Boulenger, G. A.
On the reptiles and batrachians of the Solomon Islands.
London, The Zoological Society of London, 1886. Large 4to (32.2 x 25.4 cm). 28 pp. [35-62] and seven very fine lithographed plates, one with a figure (of a snake) hand-coloured. Original printed wrappers.
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€350.00
A rare work with large plates - even includes a new family
A vertebra...
Boulenger, G. A.
A vertebrate fauna of the Malay Peninsula from the isthmus of Kra to Singapore including the adjacent islands. Reptilia and Batrachia.
London, Taylor & Francis, 1912. 8vo (22.8 x 16.0 cm). xiii, 294 pp.; 79 fine text engravings, one large, double-folded map. Original pebbled and blindstamped cloth. Gilt title on the spine. black endpapers.
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€320.00
A seldom-seen monograph with great, detailed illustrations
Mission Sc...
Brocchi, [P. L. A.]
Mission Scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale. Ouvrage publié par ordre du Ministre de l'Instruction Publique. Recherches zoologiques. Troisième partie. - 2e Section. Étude des batraciens de l'Amérique Centrale.
Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1874. Large 4to and matching folio (36.0 x 27.5 cm). 123 pp.; 24 plates [numbered 1-21, 17bis, 18bis, 20bis], of which one stipple-engraved (plain) and 23 in (chromo)lithography (20 partly or completely coloured, and three plain). Contemporary olive half calf with gilt-lined borders over marbled boards. Spine with five raised, gilt-stippled bands; compartments with gilt triple cadres, and two (red and light brown) morocco labels with gilt titles. Marbled endpapers.
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€4,800.00
Brocchi's magnum opus - the rare herpetology of the Mission Scientifique
Untersuchu...
Brücke, E. [W. von]
Untersuchungen über den Farbenwechsel des afrikanischen Chamäleons.
Wien, Kaiserliche Academie der Wissenschaften, 1852. Folio (38.5 x 27.5 cm). 32 pp., one chromolithographed plate. Disbound, contemporary blind wrappers.
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€180.00
The rare first, 1852 edition
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
Die Labyri...
Burmeister, H.
Die Labyrinthodonten aus dem bunten Sandstein von Bernburg, zoologisch geschildert. Erste Abtheilung. Trematosaurus. [All published].
Berlin, G. Reimer, 1849. 4to (34.0 x 25.1 cm). 71 pp., four fine lithographed plates. Original quarter cloth over printed boards.
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€200.00
Discovery of a amphibian-reptile intermediate
Planches p...
Camper, P.
Planches pour les oeuvres de P. Camper, qui ont pour objet l'histoire naturelle, le physiologie et l'anatomie comparée.
Paris, Theodore Dabo, 1803. Folio (46.0 x 31.0 cm) with one fine engraved portrait by B. Roger and 34 engraved plates. Original blind wrappers.
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€570.00
Unusual views of the elephant, horses, frog and man by one of the founders of comparative anatomy
Bound coll...
Cope, E. D.
Bound collection of five papers on reptiles and amphibians, and a handwritten postcard by Cope.
Washington, DC, United States National Museum, 1875-1889. Thick 8vo (22.5 x 14.7 cm). 1,017 [104, 51, 249, 98, 515] pp. and several handwritten unnumbered leaves, 84 plates. Red buckram. Spine with gilt lines and black morocco label with gilt title.
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€1,400.00
A unique, personal copy
Faune méri...
Crespon, J.
Faune méridionale ou description de tous les animaux vertébrés vivans et fossiles, sauvages ou domestiques qui se rencontrent toute l'année ou qui ne sont que de passage dans les plus grande partie du Midi de la France; suivie d'une méthode de taxidermie ou l'art d'empailler les oiseaux.
Nimes, chez l'auteur, and Montpellier, M. Lebrun, 1844. Two volumes of text and one atlas in three. 8vo (text volumes 21.5 x 13.0 cm; atlas 21.6 x 15.2 cm). 714 pp. [xxviii, 320, (2); ix, 354 (1)], 74 lithographed plates (one double-sized and double present). Contemporary uniform pebbled calf over pebbled boards. Spines with gilt lines and title. Marbled endpapers.
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€1,500.00
A rare French zoological monograph with the often missing atlas
Herpetolog...
Diderot, D. and J. d'Alembert (eds.)
Herpetology [from the Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire des sciences, plates 25-29 (all)].
[Paris, Briasson, David, Le Breton, 1768]. Folio (39.2 x 25.1 cm, or wider). Five plates with large engravings, each with fine, contemporary hand-colouring, gilt border and printed caption.
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€1,500.00
Brunet does not record coloured copies
Explicatio...
Dufrenoy, [O. P. A.] and [J. B. A. L. L.] Élie de Beaumont
Explication de la carte géologique de la France. Volumes I-IV (text and atlas), and two maps. [Complete].
Paris, Imprimerie Royale, Imprimerie Nationale, 1841-1879. Four volumes in seven, and a large map in six folded sheets, each ca. 70 x 205 cm (including borders) with linen covers. Large 4to (four text volumes; ca. 27.5 x 21.0 cm); folio (two atlas volumes, 26.8 x 35.7 cm). Tome premier: Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1841. Large 4to. xxii, 825 pp., 71 text engravings (mainly profiles); Tome deuxième: Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1848. Large 4to. xii, 813 pp., 105 text engravings (mainly views and profiles), one large, folded chromolithographed geological map (finished by hand) of France (printed surface: 57 x 54 cm, and consisting of 15 smaller sections, mounted on linen and folded) bound in the rear; Tome troisième. Première partie (by Dufrénoy): Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1873. Large 4to. viii, 231 pp., 18 text engravings (mainly profiles). Printed wrappers. Tome quatrième. Seconde partie. Végétaux fossiles du terrain houiller (by Zeiller): Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1879. Large 4to. 185 pp. Printed wrappers; Tome quatrième. Atlas (in two volumes). Première partie. Fossiles principaux des terrains (by É. Bayle). Seconde partie. Végétaux fossiles du terrain houiller (by Zeiller): Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1878. Folio. Title page, half title to first part. 86 lithographed plates with explanatory text leaves, numbered I-LXXXVI; 90 lithographed plates with explanatory text leaves, numbered LXXXVII-CLXXVI (the last 16 on plants), for a total of 176 plates. Volumes I, II, and IV plate volumes in near uniform contemporary dark-green pebbled morocco over marbled boards. Spines with five gilt-stippled bands, and gilt title. Marbled endpapers. The text volumes with top edge gilt, atlases with marbled top edges. Text volumes III and IV in original printed wrappers. The large chromolithographed map in six sheets (approximately 218 x 223 cm) is contained in a contemporary, book-like crimson box with gilt-lettered spine, with raised bands and patterned paper sides.
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€8,000.00
Very rare complete set of the famous "Explication de la carte géologique de la France" with two (very) large maps