History of Natural History
41 items found
[Anonymous but probably 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.Read more
Complete acarological works. Acari Myriopoda and Scorpiones (1882-1903) in 12 volumes [AND] Collected acarological papers from "Redia" (1903-1923) in five volumes [AND] Complete acarological works. Varia (1881-1923) in two volumes. [Complete].
Firenze [REPRINT, The Hague, 1977-1982]. In 19 volumes. 8vo (18 parts: 23.1 x 15.6 cm), 4to (one part: 29.7 x 20.8 cm). Over 7000 pages and numerous plates (some folded). Uniform full dark brown cloth with gilt titles on front boards and spines.Read more
Box, H. E.
Typescripts, correspondence and papers.
Various places and publishers, 1923-1953. 4to and 8vo. Over 60 items of various size and shape. Many thousands of pages, numerous illustrations including some original photos. Preserved in two similar cardboard folders with punch holes.Read more
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.Read more
Fieber, F. X.
Entomologische Monographien von Franz Xav. Fieber. Sieben Abhandlungen mit zehn Tafeln in Steinstich.
Prag [Prague], Gottlieb Haase Söhne, 1843 . Seven works in one. 4to (26.1 x 20.6 cm). Title page, 138 pp. (numbered -416); ten engraved plates. Contemporary marbled boards with green paper spine cover with script title. Speckled edges.Read more
Fieber, F. X.
Genera Hydrocoridum secundum ordinem naturalem in familias disposita. Cum tabulis quator. [AND] Species generis Corisa monographice dispositae cum tabulis duabus. [AND] Rhynchotographieen. Drei monograpische [sic] Abhandlungen. [AND] a handwritten letter to a colleague.
Prag [Prague], Gottlieb Haase Söhne, 1851. Three works in one. 4to (26.1 x 20.6 cm). 143 pp. [31; 48; 64], including three title pages; six engraved plates [4; 2; 0]. Contemporary marbled boards with green paper spine cover with script title. Speckled edges.Read more
[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.Read more
Kofod, B. P.
Om slanger i almindelighed og om de forgivtige Slanger, bibelen berører, tilligemed nogle antiqvariske tilloeg.
Kjøbenhavn, Boas & Brünnich, 1799. 8vo (17.3 x 10.5 cm). Title page, [vi], 294, [ii] pp.; one large, folded, engraved plate. Contemporary full tree calf. Spine with gilt bands and vignettes, and red morocco label with gilt title. Boards with gilt dentelles; marbled endpapers. All edges gilt.Read more
Vingt deux années d'exploration dans le Nord de la Chine, en Manchourie, en Mongolie et au Bas-Tibet. (1914-1935).
Tientsin [Tianjin], Musée Hoang ho Pai ho, . Folio (30.9 x 23.0 cm). 42 pp.; numerous illustrations; one very large, double-folded map in two colours showing the itineraries of Licent's expeditions. Original pictorial wrappers.Read more
A catalogue of the Portland Museum, lately the property of the Duchess Dowager of Portland, deceased: which will be sold by auction, by Mr. Skinner and Co. On Monday the 24th of April, 1786, and the thirty-seven following days, at twelve o'clock, Sundays, and the 5th of June (the day his majesty's birth-day is kept) excepted; at her late dwelling-house, in Privy-Garden, Whitehall. By order of the acting executrix. [AND] A marked catalogue containing the lots, what each respectively sold for, and the names of the purchasers of the four thousand two hundred and sixty-three lots which constituted the Portland Museum; late the property of the Duchess Dowager of Portland, deceased. Which was sold by auction by Mr. Skinner and Co. and the thirty-eight following days. Enabling every connoisseur to know among whom these valuable curiosities are distributed, and the sum which every lot produced.
London, Skinner, 1786 [AND] London, Kearsley, Walker, Sewell, Flexney, Robson and Egerton, 1786. Two works in one. 4to (25.0 x 20.2 cm). "Wunderkammer" frontispiece; title page, viii, 3-194 pp.; Title page, 5-44 pp. Mid-20th-century dark blue buckram with gilt title on the spine.Read more
Carl von Linnés anteckningar öfver Nemesis divina. Inbjudnings-skrift till morgondagens philosophiska promotion från Upsala universitets stiftelse den sjutiiondesjunde. Af tillförordnad promotor Elias Fries.
Upsala [Uppsala], Kongl. Academiska Boktryckeriet, 1848. Tall folio (44.0 x 27.5 cm). Title page; 26 pp. Loose-leaved, as issued.Read more
[Original manuscript of his paper on the development of salamanders from the Caucasus]
[Frankfurt am Main, 1968]. Handwritten on rectos (and one verso) of two uniform, loose, ruled leaves (21.0 x 14.9 cm), and two leaves (30.0 x 21.0 cm) of the same text, as typed manuscript.Read more
[Original manuscript on the variability of the striped kukri snake, Oligodon octolineatus (Schneider)].
[Frankfurt am Main, 1969]. Handwritten in ink on rectos of 23 uniform, loose, ruled leaves (20.8 x 14.8 cm), a photocopy of a single leaf of G. A. Boulenger's Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum, volume II (1894) with a few annotations by Mertens; and another 14 leaves of several sizes, a few with printed text.Read more
Die Sammlungen des Kaukasischen Museums. Band I. Zoologie. [All published on zoology].
Tiflis [Tiblisi], Kaukasisches Museum, 1899. 4to (30.6 x 22.4 cm). 521 pp.; 24 photographic plates with printed tissue-guards; five tissue-guarded portraits; two coloured, folded maps. Original printed boards.Read more
Catalogo delle conchiglie componenti la collezione Rigacci. Parte prima. Conchiglie viventi. [AND] Necrologia di Giovanni Rigacci.
Roma, Salviucci, 1874-1875. Tall 4to (27.2 x 19.2 cm). [ii], 144 pp. Albumen portrait, mounted. Patterned half-linen over marbled boards. Spine with gilt title.Read more
Physica curiosa sive mirabilia naturae et artis libris XII comprehensa, quibus pleraq[ue] quae de angelis, daemonibus, hominibus, spectris, energumenis, monstris, portentis, animalibus, meteoris.
Herbipoli (Würzburg), Johann André Endter & Wolfgang Endter junior, 1667. Thick 4to (20.6 x 16.8 cm) [21.6 x 19.5 x 9.8 cm]. Half-title, engraved title by I. Sandrart, letterpress title page in red and black, verso with engraved coat of arms ‘Honi soit qui mal y pense’. 1460 ([l], 1389 [xxi]) pp.; 61 engraved plates, numbered I-LVIII; A-C, of which six larger, double-folded. Contemporary, extensively blind-tooled pigskin boards. Spine with four raised bands. Boards with bevelled edges and with two leather straps and brass clasps. Edges blue.Read more