Herpetology

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

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Historiae...
Gesner, C.
Historiae animalium. Liber primus. De quadripedibus viviparis. Opus philosophis, medicis, grammaticis, philologis, poêtis, & omnibus rerum linguarumque variarum studiosis, utilissimum simul iucundissimumsque futurum. editio secunda novis iconibus nec non observationibus non paucis auctorior, atque etiam multis in locis emendatior. [AND] Liber II. Qui est de quadrupedibus oviparis. Nunc denuo recognitus ac pluribus in locis ab ipso authore ante obitum emendatus & auctus, atque aliquot novis iconibus & descriptionibus locupletatus, ac denique brevibus in margine annotationibus illustratus. Adiecti sunt indices alphabetici undecim super nominibus oviparorum quadrupedum in totidem linguis diversis: et ante illos enumeratio eo ordine quo in hoc volumine continuatur.
Francofurt [Frankfurt am Main], Henricus Laurentius, 1617-1620. Two volumes in one. Folio (34.2 x 22.0 cm). [xlii], 967 pp., 125 woodcuts [mammals, 1620]; [iv], 119 pp. 19 woodcuts [reptiles and amphibians, 1617]. 18th-century half calf over mottled paper-covered boards. Spine with five raised bands, compartments with gilt vignettes and brown morocco label with gilt title.
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€2,400.00
The four-legged Gessner, including the herpetology
Contributi...
Gibson-Hill, C. A.
Contributions to the natural history of Christmas Island, in the Indian Ocean.
Singapore, the Raffles Museum, 1947. 8vo (24.5 x 15.5 cm). 182 pp., seven plates, many text figures, including two maps. Original printed wrappers.
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€150.00
The first monograph on the natural history of this enigmatic island with original observations
Musterblät...
Godron, R.
Musterblätter für naturzeichnen und malen.
Hannover and Wien, Günther Wagner, 1906. Folio (46.0 x 31.0 cm). [i] p.; 15 loose full colour pochoir plates. Original paper-covered quarter linen portfolio with printed full colour pictorial title mounted on the front board. Patterned endpapers.
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€580.00
A rare complete copy of this finely illustrated work
Traité de...
Grassé, P. P. (ed.)
Traité de Zoologie, anatomie, systématique, biologie. Tome XIV. Fascicule I-A. Amphibiens. [AND] Fascicule I-B. Amphibiens. Batraciens. Appareil uro-génital (suite) - Embryogenèse - Éthologie - Origine, Évolution, Systématique. [AND] Fascicule II. Reptiles. Caractères généraux et anatomie. [AND] Fascicule III. Reptiles. Glandes endocrines - Embryologie - Systématique - Paléontologie. [Complete].
Paris, Masson, 1970-1995. Four parts in four. Thick 8vo (24.0 x 15.8 cm). I-A (1995) 1,355 pp., 558 text figures; 1-B (1986) ii, 828 pp. 346 text figures; II (1970) pp. 1-680, xxxii, text figures 1-453; III (1970) pp. 681-1,428, text figures 455-984. For a total of 3,645 pp., and 1,888 text figures. Original uniform pictorial boards with gilt and red linings. Each in a transparent sleeve.
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€1,500.00
The rare, complete herpetology by Grass
Beiträge z...
Gravenhorst, J. L. C. C.
Beiträge zur genauern Kenntniss einiger Eidechsengattungen.
Breslau and Bonn, Academia Caesareae Leopoldino-Carolinae, 1837. Large 4to (29.3 x 22.4 cm) title page, 72 pp. [pp. 713-784], three finely engraved plates. Contemporary pebbled cloth over marbled boards. Gilt title on the spine.
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€420.00
"...an extremely important paper" (Vanzolini)
Über die i...
Gravenhorst, J. L. C. [C.]
Über die im zoologischen Museum der Universität Breslau befindlichen Wirtelschleichen (Pseudosaura), Krüppelfüssler (Brachypoda), und einige andere, denselben verwandte Reptilien aus den Zünften der Schleigen und Dickzüngler.
Breslau, Academia Caesareae Leopoldino-Carolinae, 1847. 4to (29.6 x 22.6 cm). Title page, 102 pp., 19 engraved plates. Later blind green cloth boards, printed paper label on the spine.
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€850.00
On new and little-known 'glass' lizards
Reptilia M...
Gravenhorst, J. L. C. [C.]
Reptilia Musei zoologici Vratislaviensis. Recensita et descripta. [OR] Deliciae Musei zoologici Vratislaviensis. Fasciculus primus. Continens Chelonios et Batrachia.
Lipsiae [Leipzig], Leopold Voss, 1829. Folio (40.5 x 25.5 cm). Half-title, double title page, 106 pp. including dedication page and second half title; 17 finely engraved plates of which 13 delicately hand-coloured. Contemporary pebbled half cloth over dark grey marbled boards. Later printed label on the spine.
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€6,500.00
A great copy of an exceedingly rare and scientifically important herpetological work
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