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Braun, J. H.
[BINDING]. 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. Wonderful medieval-style contemporary parchment binding decorated with blind-tooled roller stamp decoration of hunting scenes including deer, birds and lions. Edges red.
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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-]1711-1721. Three parts in one. 4to (20.1 x 15.3 cm cm). Engraved title (or frontispiece, with "consent en privilegie" printed on verso), dated 1696; 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), pp. [2]-38; half-title Den naerstigen byen-houder , with large copper engraving (verso blank), pp. 41-53, [54-56]; half-title De verstandige kok (dated 1711) with large copper engraving and "Privilegie" on verso, pp. [59-60], 61-88. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with five raised bands, and morocco label with gilt ornamental borders and title.
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A seldom-seen contemporarily bound copy of this beautifully illustrated work on gardening
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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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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A fine copy of the true insects 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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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; 41 plates of which 13 in chromolithography; 76 text figures; two fine, coloured, double-sized maps. Original uniform printed wrappers.
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Herpetology by Boulenger with four fine, large plates
Report on...
Spencer, [W.] 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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The complete narrative of a scientifically very important expedition