History of Natural History

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Four proof...
[Anonymous but possibly J. Sturm]
Four proof plates for Monographiae Insectorum XVIII. In valle Plauensi delectorum. Verzeichnis der merkwürdigsten Insecten welche in Plauischen Grunde gefunden werden . In: W. G. Becker (1799). Der Plauische Grund bei Dresden, mit Hinsicht auf Naturgeschichte und schöne Gartenkunst.
[Nürnberg, Frauenholzische Kunsthandlung, 1799]. Four loose plates. Folio (24.3 x 18.5 cm or slighly larger). Each finely engraved and carefully hand-coloured.
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€1,200.00
Four unique proof plates of insects from near Dresden
[Reply let...
Darwin, C.
[Reply letter]. Testimonial to Mr. Darwin. - Evolution in the Netherlands.
London, Nature, 1877. Folio (28.2 x 19.6 cm). pp. 410-412 in: issue 15(384) [pp. cliii-clxiv, 389-424]. Original printed wrappers.
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€500.00
Whenever I want cheering, I will look at the portraits...” (Darwin)
Remarks up...
Darwin, C.
Remarks upon the habits of the genera Geospiza, Camarhynchus, Cactornis and Certhidea of Gould.
London, The Zoological Society of London, 1837. 8vo (22.7 x 13.9 cm). p. 49. Original blind blue wrappers, preserved in a green clamshell box with gilt title.
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€4,200.00
The fundaments of evolution: Darwin on "his" finches
The founda...
Darwin, C. [Darwin, F. (ed.)]
The foundations of the origin of species, a sketch written in 1842 by Charles Darwin. [The very rare, "true first" Presented by the syndics of the University Press edition; Freeman 1555]
Cambridge, The University Press, 1909. 8vo (22.5 x 15.0 cm). Frontispiece portrait (tissue-guarded), xxii, 53 pp., one plate with facsimile handwriting of Charles Darwin. Original quarter vellum over printed boards. In transparent protective wrapper.
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€2,800.00
The rare, true first edition of Darwin's previously unpublished notes on Natural Selection, in a fine copy
Histoire e...
Deleuze, [J. P. F.]
Histoire et description de Muséum Royal d'Histoire Naturelle, ouvrage rédigé d'après les ordres de l'administration du Muséum.
Paris, A. Royer, 1823. Two volumes in two. 8vo (21.5 x 13.8 cm). vi, 720 pp., three folded maps, five engraved plates (all tissue-guarded) to volume I; nine tissue-guarded engraved plates to volume II, for a total of 14 plates and three maps [complete]. Uniform contemporary full tree calf. Spines with gilt lines and vignettes, two red morocco labels with gilt titles. Edges yellow.
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€350.00
An attractive, contemporary bound copy
Memoir of...
[Forbes, E.] Bennett, J. H.
Memoir of the late professor Edward Forbes.
Edinburgh, Sutherland & Knox, 1855. 8vo (22.3 x 14.0 cm). 24 pp. Several text engravings (after drawings by Forbes). Original printed wrappers.
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€285.00
Remembering one of the foremost British marine zoologists
Jussieu's...
Fuhlrott, [J.] C.
Jussieu's und De Candolle's natürlichen Pflanzen-Systeme, nach ihren Grundsätzen entwickelt und mit den Pflanzen-Familien von Agardh, Batsch und Linné, sowie mit dem Linné'schen Sexual-System verglichen. Für Vorlesungen und zum Selbstunterricht.
Bonn, Eduard Weber, 1829. 8vo (20.3 x 13.0 cm). vi, [ii] 242 pp. Contemporary full grained cloth with gilt title on spine. Marbled edges.
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€380.00
The only botanical contribution by the discoverer of the "Neanderthaler"
Alfred Gra...
[Grandidier, A.] Decary, R.
Alfred Grandidier. Explorateur de Madagascar (1836-1921).
Tananarive, Imprimerie Officielle, 1936. 4to (28.3 x 22.6 cm).35 pp., large, double-folded map, several text illustrations including Grandidier's portrait. Original printed wrappers.
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€180.00
Bibliography of the foremost explorer of Madagascar
Notice his...
[Grandidier, A.] Lacroix, A.
Notice historique sur Alfred Grandidier. Membre de la Section de Géographie et Navigation.
Paris, Gauthier-Villars [Académie des Sciences], 1921. 4to (28.3 x 22.3 cm). Portrait frontispiece, 58 pp. Near contemporary burgundy half morocco over marbled boards. Spine with two raised bands and gilt title. Marbled endpapers. Original printed wrappers bound in.
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€120.00
Bi(bli)ography of the foremost explorer of Madagascar
Titres et...
Grandidier, G.
Titres et travaux scientifiques de M. Guillaume Grandidier.
Paris, Masson, 1905. 4to (27.6 x 22.3 cm). 74 pp., numerous text illustrations. Original printed wrappers.
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€350.00
A rare work on Guillaume Grandidier, one of Madagascar's greatest naturalists
Erinnerung...
Jung, C. G.
Erinnerungen, Träume, Gedanken. [With three original photographs].
Zürich und Stuttgart, Rascher, 1962. 8vo (22.0 x 13.2 cm); 422, [ii] pp.; 25 plates including frontispiece portrait with facsimile autograph, and double-sized facsimile of a letter, and three ORIGINAL photos of the author, each measuring ca. 7 x 8 cm, mounted on the front pastedown (2), and front free endpaper recto (1). Publisher's grey linen with gilt vignette on the front board and black and gilt title on the spine.
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€680.00
A unique copy with original photos of Jung in his library
Rara Histo...
Junk, W.
Rara Historico-Naturalia et Mathematica. Volumen I. [21 partes.]
Berlin, W. Junk, 1900-1913. 4to (27.4 x 20.0 cm). 128 pp. Original quarter cloth over marbled boards. Diamond-shaped printed label with title and ornaments on the front board.
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€250.00
The original, large format edition