Hymenoptera

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Exercitati...
Braun, J. H.
Exercitatio academica ex antiquitatibus Germanicis et Francicis de Butigulariis, praecipue iis qui Norimbergae olim floruerunt quam sub praesidio Christiani Gotlib. Schwarzii com. palat. caes. et prof. publ. a.d. viii decembr a.r.s. mdccxxiii in academico disputantium circulo as disquirendum proponit a. et r. Iohannes Hieronymus Braun. Norimbergensis.
Altorfii Noricorum (Nürnberg), Iod. G. Kohlesius, 1723. Small 4to (19.0 x 16.2 cm). Title page, [ii], 100 pp., one engraved map of the Nürenberg area and one peculiar engraving showing a crossbowman on a beehive with two coats-of-arms: one of Crenan, Leidlarius, Eschanson and Butigul, and one engraved initial letter. Medieval-style contemporary parchment binding with hand-tooled hunting scenes including deer, birds and lions. Edges red.
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€750.00
A rare work with a wonderful binding with hunting motives
Het vermak...
Groen, J. van der and P. Nylandt
Het vermakelyk land-leven. I. Deel. Den Nederlantsen hovenier, zijnde het I. Deel van het Vermakelijk Land-leven. Beschrijvende allerhande prinçelike en heerlijke lust-hoven en hof-steden, en hoe men deselve, met veelderley uytnemende boomen, bloemen en kruyden, kan beplanten, bezaeijen, en verçieren. ... Desen laetsten druk is doorgaens verbetert. [AND] De verstandige hovenier. Over de twaelf maenden van 't jaer. Zijnde het II. deel van het vermakelyk lant-leven. [AND] De medicyn-winkel, of ervaren huys-houder: zijnde het III. deel van het vermakelyk landleven.
Amsterdam, Weduwe Gijsbert De Groot, 1696-1721. Three parts in one. 4to (20.2 x 15.7 cm). Engraved title (or frontispiece, with "consent en privilegie" printed on verso), letterpress title page with wood-engraved vignette (dated 1721); [xxvii], 103, [iii] pp., including 69 full-page engraved plates (mainly garden designs, pergolas, etc.), and a few text engravings [AND] Engraved frontispiece, letterpress title page with engraved vignette (dated 1711), [v], 84, [iv] pp., including one engraved plate. [AND] Title page with large copper engraving (dated 1711), 38 pp.; half-title "Den naerstigen byen-houder", with large copper engraving (verso blank), pp. 41-53, [iii]; half-title "De verstandige kok" (dated 1711) with large copper engraving and "Privilegie" on verso, pp. [ii], 61-88. Contemporary vellum with script text on the front board.
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€1,400.00
A seldom-seen complete edition of this finely illustrated encyclopaedia
Nouvelle m...
Jurine, L.
Nouvelle méthode de classer les hyménoptères et les diptères. Tome premier. Hyménoptères. [All published].
Genève, J. J. Paschoud, 1807. 4to (26.5 x 21.0 cm). 319, 4 pp., 14 engraved plates (nine nicely hand-coloured). Contemporary (perhaps publisher's) marbled boards, paper label on the spine.
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€560.00
The major entomological work of the Swiss medical doctor and entomologist Louis Jurine
Die Gattun...
Kohl, F. F.
Die Gattungen der Sphegiden.
Wien, Alfred Hölder, 1896. Large 8vo (26.7 x 17.7 cm). Title with pictorial vignette, xii, 284 pp., 90 text engravings, seven finely lithographed plates. Contemporary black half morocco over peacock marbled boards. Spine with four raised, gilt-lined bands, gilt floral vignettes and dark blue morocco label with gilt title. Floral-patterned endpapers. Marbled edges.
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€250.00
A fine monograph in an extraordinary fine binding
Tableau en...
Latreille, P. A.
Tableau encyclopédique et methodique des trois regnes de la nature. Insectes.
Paris, Agasse, 1818. Folio (28.5 x 21.4 cm). 165 engraved plates (numbered 1-165). Contemporary full tree calf. Boards with gilt-ruled borders, spine with rich Louis XVI-style gilt-ornamented red and green morocco labels. Marbled endpapers.
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€750.00
A fine copy of the true insects-atlas of the "Tableau encyclopédique et methodique des trois regnes de la nature"
Die Nester...
Möbius, K. [A.]
Die Nester der geselligen Wespen. Beschreibungen neuer Nester- und einiger neuen Wespen-Arten des naturhistorischen Museums zu Hamburg, nebst Betrachtungen über den Nesterbau im Allgemeinen.
Hamburg, Naturwissenschaftlichen Verein Hamburg, 1856. 4to (27.6 x 21.8 cm). 51 pp., 19 nicely hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary blind boards.
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€650.00
Perhaps the first publication entirely on the nests of wasps
Reports of...
Ogilvie-Grant, W. R. (ed.). a. o.
Reports of the collection made by the British Ornithologists' Expedition and the Wollaston Expedition in Dutch New Guinea, 1910-1913.
London, Francis Edwards, 1916. In two volumes. Large 4to (33.2 x 25.6 cm). Text and 41 plates of which 13 in chromolithography; 76 text figures; two fine, coloured, double-sized maps. Original uniform printed wrappers.
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€1,200.00
Herpetology by Boulenger with four fine, large plates
Études sur...
Saussure, H. [L. F.] De
Études sur la famille des Vespides. [Part] I. Monographie des guêpes solitaires ou de la tribu des euméniens comprenant la classification et la description de toutes les espèces connues jusqu'a ce jour, et servant de complément au manuel de Lepeletier de Saint-Fargeau. [Part] II. Monographie des Guêpes sociales ou de la tribu des vespiens, ouvrage faisant suite à la monographie des guêpes solitaires. [Part] III. Monographie des fausses guêpes, ou de la tribu des masariens. [Complete].
Genève et Paris, J. Cherbuliez, V. Masson, 1852 [1853]-1858. Three parts in two (text and atlas). Large 8vo (23.6 x 15.3 cm). l, 286; 4, cxcix [i], 256; 352 [iii] pp. (and a loose errata leaf numbered xxiv, tipped in); 77 engraved plates with explanatory text leaves, of which 54 are nicely hand-coloured, drawn by Saussure himself, Nicoulaud, and others. Uniform contemporary half calf with gilt titles on spines. Original printed front wrappers of volume I and the first two atlas volumes bound in.
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€2,200.00
The most important work on wasps, with fine illustrations in colour
Report on...
Spencer, B. (ed.)
Report on the work of the Horn Scientific Expedition to Central Australia. Part I. Introduction, narrative, summary of results, supplement to zoological report, map.
London, Dulau; Melbourne, Mullen and Slade, 1896. 4to (25.6 x 19.2cm). xviii, 220 pp.; 11 plates, seven text illustrations, one large, multi-folded map. Original azure buckram with gilt title on the spine.
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€600.00
The complete narrative of a scientifically very important expedition