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
Dei basili...
Bossi, L.
Dei basilischi, dragoni, ed altri animali creduti favolosi. Dissertazione epistolare con figure in rame.
Milano, Luigi Veladine, 1791. 8vo (20.7 x 12.6 cm). 144 pp.; three engraved plates. Blind wrappers; original blind wrappers included.
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€675.00
An extremely rare work on herpetological fantasies
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
The Fauna...
Boulenger, G. A.
The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Published under the authority of the Secretary of State for India in Council. Reptilia and Batrachia.
London, Taylor & Francis, 1890. 8vo (22.5 x 15.5 cm). xviii, 541, [ii] pp., 142 text figures. Original red blind-stamped cloth with gilt title on spine. Blue endpapers.
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€350.00
The first Indian herpetological monograph
Les serpen...
Bourret, R. [L.]
Les serpents de l'Indochine. Tome I. Etudes sur la faune. [AND] Tome II. Catalogue systématique descriptif.
Toulouse, Henri Basuyau [for the author], 1936. Two volumes in one. 8vo (23.6 x 15.8 cm). Two half-titles, two titles; 645 [140; 505] pp.; 203 [14; 189] (groups of) text figures, on page-sized map (unnumbered text illustration). Contemporary grained burgundy cloth. Gilt lines and title on spine; marbled endpapers.
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A very rare and important work on the snakes of Indochina
Wysgeerige...
Bradley, R.
Wysgeerige verhandeling van den werken der natuure. Waar in de verscheide trapswyze opklimmingen, in de byzondere deelen der scheppinge, als mynstoffen, plantgewassen en dieren aangetoond worden ... door Richard Bradley ... Met veele afbeeldingen opgehelderd. Na den tweeden druk uit het Engelsch vertaald.
Amsterdam, Isaak Tirion, 1744. 8vo (20.1 x 12.3 cm). Title in red and black. [vi], 330 pp., 29 finely hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary full tree calf. Spine richly gilted with ornamental bands and vignettes, and red morocco label with gilt title. Boards with gilt floral borders and dentelles. Marbled endpapers.
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€1,850.00
Exceedingly rare, in an original hand-coloured edition
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