Herpetology

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

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Synopsis o...
Gray, J. E.
Synopsis of the species of recent crocodilians or emydosaurians, chiefly founded on the specimens in the British Museum and the Royal College of Surgeons.
London, The Zoological Society of London, 1863. Folio (32.5 x 25.5 cm). 45 pp., 18 text engravings, four fine, lithographed plates. Later blind wrappers.
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€250.00
A finely illustrated work on crocodiles
De Venenis...
Grevin, J.
De Venenis Libri duo. Gallice primum ab eo scripti et a multis hactenus Latini desiderati et nunc tandem opera et Hieremiae Martij Augustanae Reipublicae Medici, in Latinum sermonem, summa fide & diligantia in rei medicae studiosorum utilitatem atque commodum conuersi. Quibus adiunctus est preaterea eiusdem auctoris de Antimonio tractatus, eodem interprete, una cum rerum memorabilium, praecipue ad operis calcem, indice.
Antverpiae, Christophor Plantin, 1571. 8vo (21.0 x 14.3 cm). Title page with engraved vignette. [xviii], 332, [xi] pp., and 92 woodcuts in the text. Original vellum. Title written in ink in an old hand on the spine.
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€2,500.00
Early work on poisonous animals and plants including a great deal on herpetology
Journals o...
Grey, G.
Journals of two expeditions of discovery in north-west and western Australia during the years 1837, 38, and 39, under the authority of Her Majesty's Government. Describing many newly discovered, important and fertile districts, with observations on the moral and physical condition of the aboriginal inhabitants, &c., &c.
London, T. and W. Boone, 1841. Two volumes in two. 8vo (14.0 x 22.3 cm). Two lithographed frontispieces, one being hand-coloured and depicting a western-Australian Aboriginal person; (2), xiv, 412 pp., (16); vii, 482 pp.; 20 lithographed plates of which five hand-coloured. Original uniform embossed cloth. Gilt title and vignette on the spines. Yellow endpapers.
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€380.00
First edition of an expedition narrative with chapters on the zoology and new, illustrated, herpetological species
Dictionnai...
Guérin, F. E.
Dictionnaire pittoresque d'histoire naturelle et des phénomènes de la nature, contenant l'histoire des animaux, des végétaux, des minéraux, des météores, des principaux phénomènes physiques et des curiosités naturelles, avec des détails sur l'emploi des productions des trois règnes dans les usages de la vie, les arts et métiers et les manifactures. rédigé par une société de naturalistes, sous la direction de M. F. E. Guérin. Tome I-IX. [Complete].
Paris, "Bureau de Souscription" [F. E. Guérin-Ménéville], 1833-1839. Nine volumes in nine. 4to (28.3 x 18.3 cm). Text and 720 plates of which 718 hand-coloured. Uniform contemporary green morocco over marbled boards. Spines with four raised, blind-tooled bands, compartments with gilt triple borders and title. Marbled endpapers, sprinkled edges.
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€3,500.00
A rarely seen complete set with all 720 plates
Exploratio...
Guichenot, A. [A. T.]
Exploration scientifique de l'Algérie, pendant les années 1840, 1841, 1842 publiée par ordre du gouvernement et avec le concours d'une commission académique. Sciences physiques. Zoologie. V. Histoire naturelle des reptiles et des poissons.
Paris, Arthus Bertrand, 1850. Folio (37.0 x 28.1 cm). Half-title, title page Sciences physiques Zoologie V with engraved vignette, half-title (to the reptiles and fish), iv, 144, [iv] pp., half-title (to the atlas); 12 plates (four of reptiles and amphibians, eight of fish). The plates are colour-printed engravings à la poupée and then finished by hand. Contemporary half morocco over marbled boards. Spine with five raised bands and gilt title. Marbled endpapers.
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€5,600.00
A fine copy of a very rare herpetological-ichthyological work
Biologia C...
Günther, A. C. L. G.
Biologia Centrali Americana: Reptilia and Batrachia.
London, Taylor & Francis, 1885-1902. Large 4to (30.3 x 24.8 cm). xx, 326 pp., 76 plates (eight in full colour). Publisher's blue cloth. Gilt title on the spine. Top edge gilt.
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€3,800.00
A great classic and a one of the most important contributions to herpetology by Günther
Six origin...
[Herpetology – snakes]
Six original watercolours of snakes with their names and description.
Unpublished, ca. 1850. Six sheets (22.1 x 18.2 cm), each with an ink and hand-coloured drawing of a snake [recto], and a description [verso]. Loose in portfolio.
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€980.00
Six original, mid-19th-century watercolours of snakes
Dr. H. G....
Hoffmann, C. K. ["Bronn"]
Dr. H. G. Bronn's Klassen und ordnungen des Thier-Reichs wissenschaftlich dargestellt in Wort und Bild. Band VI, Abteilung II: Amphibia; Abteilung III: Reptilien. I: Schildkroten; II: Eidechsen und Wasserechsen; III: Schlangen und Entwicklungsgeschichte der Reptilien [The complete herpetology].
Leipzig, Winter, 1873-1878, 1890. Two volumes in four. Large 8vo (24.0 x 16.0 cm). 726 pp., 53 lithographed plates (six foldout), some in colour, and 13 woodcuts in the text [Amphibien]. 2089 pp., 170 lithographed plates (some coloured) and 21 woodcuts [Reptilien]. Contemporary quarter leather. Spines with raised bands and gilt titles.
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€580.00
A better-than-average set, in nice contemporary bindings
Dr. H. G....
Hoffmann, C. K. ["Bronn"]
Dr. H. G. Bronn's Klassen und ordnungen des Thier-Reichs wissenschaftlich dargestellt in Wort und Bild. Band VI, Abteilung II: Amphibia. [AND] Abteilung III: Reptilien. I. Schildkroten. II. Eidechsen und Wasserechsen. III. Schlangen und Entwicklungsgeschichte der Reptilien.
Leipzig, C. F. Winter 1873-1878, 1890. Two volumes in five. Large 8vo (24.9 x 16.2 cm). 2,815 pp., 223 plates, 34 text engravings [Amphibians: 726 pp., 53 lithographed plates (six foldout, several tinted, or in colour), and 13 text engravings; Reptiles: 2,089 pp., 170 lithographed plates (some coloured) and 21 text engravings]. Slightly later uniform burgundy "reptile skin" cloth over marbled boards, handwritten paper labels on the spines.
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€250.00
A rare complete set
Annals of...
Holland, W. J. (Ed.)
Annals of the Carnegie Museum. Volumes I-XIII.
Pittsburgh, PA, The Carnegie Museum, 1901-1922. 13 volumes in 13. Large 8vo (23.8 x 16.0 cm). Numerous pages, plates, and text illustrations. Uniform green cloth with gilt title on the spines.
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€650.00
A rare set with various herpetological contributions
Los sauris...
Huene, F. Von
Los saurisquois y ornitisquios del Cretáceo Argentino.
La Plata, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, 1929. Folio (36.2 x 27.0 cm). 224 pp., 44 plates. Contemporary pebbled half calf over marbled boards. Gilt title and ornaments on the spine.
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€450.00
An essential work on South American dinosaurs
Ocean and...
Humphreys, H. N.
Ocean and river gardens: a history of the marine and fresh-water aquaria, with the best methods for their establishment and preservation. With twenty coloured plates from life. Part I. Ocean gardens. Part II. River gardens. [Complete].
London, Sampson Low, Son, 1857. Two parts in one. Small 8vo (17.9 x 13.1 cm). Three title pages (general; and, with engraved vignette, to each part), 235 pp. [viii, 112; vii, 108, (iv)]; 20 hand-coloured engraved plates [12; 8]. Later gilt-bordered burgundy morocco over burgundy linen boards. Spine with five raised bands, gilt-lined borders and two black morocco labels with gilt title. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt.
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€500.00
The aquarium craze at its most colourful