Herpetology

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

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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
Histoire n...
Daudin, F. [M.]
Histoire naturelle génerale et particulière des reptiles; ouvrage faisant suite aux oeuvres de Leclerc de Buffon, et partie du cours complet d'histoire naturelle rédigé par C. S. Sonnini, membre de plusieurs sociétés savantes. Tome cinquième. Ordre troisième. Les ophidiens.
Paris, Dufart, An XI (1803). 8vo (19.6 x 12.1 cm). 361, [iv] pp., two folded tables and 12 engraved plates. Contemporary full green calf with elaborate gilt borders, gilt herpetological vignettes and two red morocco labels with gilt title on the spine. Marbled flyleaves. Edges speckled.
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€150.00
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
Recherches...
Dugès, A. [L.]
Recherches sur l'ostéologie et la myologie des batraciens, a leurs différens ages, présentées a l'Académie Royale des Sciences en réponse a la question suivante: déterminer, a l'aide d'observations, et démonstrer, par préparations anatomiques et des dessins exacts, les modifications que présentent, dans leur squelette et dans leurs muscles, les reptiles batraciens, tels que grenouilles et les salamandres, en passant de l'état de larve à celui d'animal parfait.
Paris, Académie des Sciences, 1834. 4to (26.5 x 21.1 cm). 216, [1] pp., 20 folded engraved plates. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with four raised bands, gilt bordered compartments and red morocco label with gilt title. Patterned endpapers.
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€175.00
Seldom seen early work on the anatomy of amphibians
Descriptio...
Duméril, A. [H. A.]
Description des reptiles nouveaux ou imparfaitement connus de la collection du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle et remarques sur la classification et les charactères des reptiles. Premier mémoire. Ordre des chéloniens et premières familles de l'ordre des sauriens (crocodiliens et caméléoniens).
Paris, Gide et J. Baudry, 1852. Large 4to (32.3 x 25.0 cm). Title page and half-title (to the issue), 56 pp., nine plates (of which six finely hand-coloured). Later boards. Original printed wrapper mounted on front board.
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€1,600.00
With the inclusion of five new turtles, one new crocodile, and two new chameleons
Mission Sc...
Duméril, A. [H. A.] and M. [F.] Bocourt
Mission Scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale. Ouvrage publié par ordre du Ministre de l'Instruction Publique. Recherches zoologiques. Troisième partie. Étude sur les reptiles et les batraciens. Livraisons 1-15.
Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1870-[1897]. Large 4to and matching folio (36.5 x 27.5 cm). General herpetological title; 860 pp.; 90 lithographed plates [numbered 1-68; 17bis, 18bis, 20A-G, 21A-C, 22A-J], of which 21 hand-coloured. Loose-leaved, as issued. In later portfolio.
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€12,500.00
The 15 first 'livraisons' of the rare Mission Scientifique - Reptilia
Untersuchu...
Edinger, L.
Untersuchungen über die vergleichende Anatomie des Gehirnes. 3. Neue studien über das Vorderhirn der Reptilien. Mit IV Tafeln und XIV Textfiguren.
Frankfurt am Main, Moritz Diesterweg, 1896. Large 4to (29.8 x 23.1 cm). Two title pages, 75 pp.; 14 text engravings, four fine, chromolithographed plates. Original printed wrappers.
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€75.00
An account...
Edwards, G.
An account of the frog fish of Surinam.
London, The Royal Society, 1760. 4to (22.0 x 17.2 cm). Five pp., two large, double-folded engraved plates. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with five raised bands.
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€250.00
A very early work on a South American frog
A letter f...
Ellis, J.
A letter from John Ellis, Esq; F. R. S. to the President, on the Coluber cerastes , or horned viper of Egypt.
London, The Royal Society, 1766. 4to (22.0 x 16.5 cm). Four pp., one large double-folded plate. Disbound.
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€175.00
Reptielen...
Escher, M. C.
Reptielen - Reptiles [Fine facsimile print].
Baarn, The Escher Foundation, 2008. Single, large, giclée on high quality paper, measuring 55.0 x 64.5 cm.
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€245.00
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Hagedis -...
Escher, M. C.
Hagedis - Lizard [Fine facsimile print].
Baarn, The Escher Foundation, 2008. Single, large, giclée on high quality paper, measuring 45.0 x 34.0 cm.
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€185.00
Authorized facsimile. ©É8 The M.C.Escher Company - The Netherlands. All rights reserved: www.mcescher.com