Ichthyology

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l'Histoire...
[Dezallier d'Argenville, A. J. D.]
l'Histoire naturelle éclaircie dans une de ses parties principales, l'Oryctologie, qui traite des terres, des pierres, des métaux, des minéraux, et autres fossiles. Ouvrage dans lequel on trouve une nouvelle méthode Latine & Françoise de les diviser, & une notice critique des principaux ouvrages qui ont paru sur ces matières.
Paris, De Bure, 1755. 4to (28.6 x 21.1 cm). Engraved frontispiece, [6], xvi, 560 [1] pp., 26 engraved plates. Contemporary full mottled calf, richly floral gilt spine with five raised bands and gilt lettered red morocco label. Marbled endpapers, edged red.
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€1,000.00
The least-known of d'Argenville' s three works on shells, fossils, and precious stones
Allgemeine...
Duhamel du Monceau, [H. L.] and [L. H.] De la Marre
Allgemeine Abhandlung von den Fischereyen und Geschichte der Fische [oder deren Thiere, die im Wasser leben], die dadurch verschaffet werden, und die sowohl zum Unterhalte der Menschen, als zu vielen anderen Arten von Gebrauche dienen, die sich auf die Künste und den Handel beziehen.
Leipzig und Königsberg, Johann Jacob Kanter, 1773-1775. In three volumes. 4to (24.2 x 20.1 cm). Volume 1: Titel to the work; pp. “17” [= 170]-380, plates I-XXI; Volume II: Title to the series; half title to the work; 438 pp., plates I-L; volume III: Title to the series, [xiv], 328 pp., plates I-XV, for a total of 86 folded engraved plates. Volume II, or "Zweeter Abschnitt", in contemporary half calf over speckled boards. Spine with five gilt-bordered raised bands and brown morocco label with gilt title. First and third volume in matching later bindings.
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€1,200.00
The rare German edition
Histoire n...
Duméril, A. [H. A.]
Histoire naturelle des poissons ou ichthyologie générale. Ouvrage accompagné de planches.
Paris, Roret, 1865-1870. Two parts and atlas in four. 8vo (text volumes 21.4 x 13.5 cm; atlas 22.7 x 15.9 cm). 1356 [1-352, 353-624; 720; 12] pp., 26 chromolithographed plates with explanatory text. Uniform contemporary pebbled morocco over marbled boards. Spines with four raised bands and gilt title.
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€2,250.00
A complete set of an important and rare work on fish
The book o...
Elder, F.
The book of the hackle.
Edinburgh, Scottish Academy Press, 1979. 8vo (23.2 x 14.8 cm). xi, 140 pp., coloured frontispiece, six peculiar plates with original hackles including 29 different types. Original red morocco in original slipcase (25.0 x 16.1 x 3.1 cm) by A. Lumsden. Gilt edges.
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€800.00
One of just 85 numbered copies, in a fine, fresh condition
Fauna und...
Emery, C.
Fauna und Flora des Golfes von Neapel und der Angrenzenden Meeres-Abschnitte. II. Monographie: Fierasfer.
Leipzig, Wilhelm Engelmann, 1880. Large 4to (33.5 x 27.5 cm). [ii], 76 pp., ten text engravings, nine lithographed plates, of which one in full colour and the others partly coloured, or tinted. Original wrappers with printed text and wood engraving of the Institute's building in Naples.
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€350.00
A beautifully illustrated monograph of the Cuvier's fish genus Fierasfer
Oeuvres co...
Flourens, [M. J. P.] [Buffon, Cuvier and De Lacépède]
Oeuvres complètes de Buffon avec la nomenclature Linnéenne et la classification de Cuvier. Revues aux l'édition in-4to de l'Imprimerie royale et annotées par M. Flourens. Nouvelle édition illustrée de 150 planches gravées sur acier d'après les dessins de mm. Traviès et Henry Gobin et coloriées avec le pluis grand soin. (AND) Oevres de Cuvier et Lacépède contenant le complément de Buffon a l'histoire des mammifères et des oiseaux l'histoire des cétacés, batraciens serpents et poissons illustrés de 50 planches environ 125 sujets coloriés avec le plus grand soin. Supplément aux oeuvres complètes de Buffon annotées par M. Flourens.
Paris, Garnier Frères, [1855]. In 16 volumes. 4to (26.5 x 17.3 cm). 10,419 pp., one portrait, four hand-coloured maps, one tinted frontispiece, 190 (of 194?) finely hand-coloured steel-engravings of which nine placed as frontispieces). Contemporary uniform half morocco over marbled boards. Spines with five raised bands, gilt title. Marbled endpapers, speckled edges.
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€1,850.00
An unrecorded edition of Buffon and Cuvier
Tre letter...
Fortis, A.
Tre lettere su i pesci fossili di Bolca.
Venezia, Antonio Zatta e figli, 1793. Three works in one. Small 8vo (17.2 x 11.6 cm). 96 pp. Later printed wrappers with facsimile title on front wrapper. Red mottled edges.
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€500.00
Early work on a rich and exceedingly well-preserved fossil fish fauna discovered near Bolca, Italy
Scientific...
Fowler, H. W. [AND] V. [F. M.] Fitzsimons
Scientific Results of the Vernay-Lang Kalahari Expedition, March to September 1930. The Freshwater fishes. [AND] Reptilia and Amphibia.
Cambridge, The University Press, 1935. Two papers in one 8vo (25.0 x 16.1 cm). 147 [44; 103] pp.; 6 [4, 2] plates; 48 [18; 30] text figures. Original pictorial wrappers.
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€180.00
Rare works on Kalahari Desert fishes, amphibians and reptiles
Fauna der...
Fritsch, A.
Fauna der Gaskohle und der Kalksteine der Permformation Böhmens. Band I-IV. [Complete].
Prag, Selbstverlag and F. Řivnáč, 1879-1899 [1901?]. Four volumes in four. Folio (34.0 x 25.5 cm). 459 pp., lavishly illustrated with 167 mostly chromolithographed plates (several double-sized or larger, folded), and over 400 text engravings, of which some plate-sized. Volume I (1883): 182 pp., 48 plates (some larger, folded, a few plain), 160 text engravings; volume II (1889): 114 pp., 44 plates (several larger, folded; numbered 49-90, 80b, 81b), 79 text figures (numbered 117-188); vol. III (1895): 132 pp., 42 plates [several (much) larger; numbered 91-132], 122 text engravings (numbered 189-310); vol. IV (1901): 101 pp., full colour frontispiece, of a landscape with "Miriopoden"; 33 plates (numbered 133-165), 64 text engravings (numbered 311-394, and including phototypes of fossil animals and tracks, freshwater bivalves, and, e.g. the author at work). Original uniform brown cloth sumptuously embossed with black floral borders, and gilt vignettes depicting Permian amphibians, reptiles and fish. Marbled edges.
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€8,500.00
Magnificent and exceedingly rare work on the fossil faunas of Bohemia
Die Reptil...
Fritsch, A. [J.]
Die Reptilien und Fische der böhmischen Kreideformation.
Prag, Verlag des Verfassers (Fr. Řivnáč), 1878. Large 4to (33.5 x 25.1 cm). [ii], 44, [ii] pp.; 66 text engravings; ten lithographed plates of which nine tinted, and two larger, folded. Original blind quarter linen over printed boards.
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€650.00
A rare, finely illustrated monograph on the well-preserved cretaceous fish and reptile fauna of Bohemia
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
The salmon...
Grimble, A.
The salmon rivers of Ireland. Volumes I-II. [Complete].
London, Kegan Paul, Trübner, 1903. Two volumes in two (28.6 x 22.2 cm). 4to. 561 [xv, 262 ; xii, 272] pp., two maps, 33 [14; 19] photographic plates. Original uniform half vellum. Printed label on the spines.
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€750.00
August Grimble's finest work