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Oeuvres du...
Lacépède, B. G. É. De
Oeuvres du Comte de Lacépède, comprenant l'histoire naturelle des quadrupèdes ovipares, des serpents, des poissons et des cétacés, avex la synonymie des auteurs modernes les plus célèbres. Nouvelle édition dirigée par M. A. G. Desmarest.
Bruxelles, T. Lejeune, 1833-1834. Five text volumes and one atlas. Large 8vo (24.2 x 15.7 cm). With 221 plates, viz. 188 lithographed plates of which 179 finely hand-coloured, and 33 engraved anatomical plates; folding table. Contemporary uniform green half calf, spines with gilt lettering and ornaments.
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An attractively bound copy with all the fine plates
Leidy, J.
Contributions to the extinct vertebrate fauna of the Western Territories. [Part I of Volume I of the Department of the Interior's Report of the United States Geological Survey of the Territories].
Washington, DC, Government Printing Office, 1873. 4to (28.9 x 23.2 cm). 358 pp., 37 tinted lithographed plates with explanatory text leaves. Later blue half Rexine over plain grey boards. Gilt title on the spine.
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Fine illustrations of new and rare fossil mammals and reptiles
The angler...
Little, G.
The angler's complete guide and companion: being a practical treatise on angling and its requirements, with beautifully-executed illustrations, in colours, of the artificial flies for the different months, and highly finished engravings of all other necessary tackle.
London, published by the author, [no date, but 1881]. 8vo (18.1 x 12.2 cm). 203 pp., 12 hand-coloured plates of flies, 33 text engravings. Original pictorial embossed cloth with black, silver and gilt printings. All edges gilt.
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A near mint copy
Anatomie d...
Lyonet, P.
Anatomie de différentes espèces d'insectes.
Paris, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, 1829-1832. 4to (27.7 x 21.0 cm). 603 pp. with 54 engraved plates. Contemporary dark blue half calf with gilt title on spine. Marbled endpapers.
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Rare first edition of a well-illustrated work seldom found complete
Del Monte...
Maffei, S.
Del Monte Bolca della sua pesciaia e degli annessi monti colonnari ad uso specialmente de' viaggiatori naturalisti co' suoi rami.
[Verona, Moroni, 1792]. 8vo (20.1 x 13.6 cm). 21 pp. [numbered 219-239], 8 large, folded engraved plates. Contemporary patterned paper boards.
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Rare, finely illustrated treatise on the Eocene fossil fish of Monte Bolca, Italy
Danubius P...
Marsigli, L. F. Comte de Marsilli, L. Graave van
Danubius Pannonico-Mysicus. Observationibus geographicis, astronomicis, hydrographicis, historicis, physicis perlustratus.
Hagae Comitum [The Hague] Gosse, Alberts, & de Hondt; Amsterdam, Uytwerf & Changuion, 1726. Six volumes in six. Imperial folio (58.0 x 40.5 cm). Titles printed in red and black. Six engraved frontispieces, and 283 copper-engraved plates, as well as many text engravings, engraved vignettes and capitals. Signed in the first volume by all four publishers, listing all subscribers, and numbered (#93), identifying this set as that of Adriaan Deynoot (1685-1744). Contemporary uniform full morocco. Spines with eight raised, gilt-ornamented bands, rich gilt compartments and two black morocco labels with gilt titles. Boards with gilt ornamental borders, gilt corner pieces, and gilt dentelles. Marbled endpapers. Edges marbled.
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First edition of this rare, splendid and opulent work based on the authors' famous Kunstkammer in Bologna
Dieren van...
Moerkerk, J. M.
Dieren van nabij.
Amsterdam, De Bezige Bij, [1949]. Large 4to (26.4 x 20.4 cm). 208 pp., numerous b/w illustrations. Original pictorial cloth.
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An extremely rare work on animals in zoos
Histoire n...
Moreau, E.
Histoire naturelle des poissons de la France. Avec 220 figures dessinées d'après nature. I, II, III [AND] Histoire naturelle des poissons de la France. Supplément. Avec 7 figures dans le texte. [Complete].
Paris, G. Masson, 1881-1891. Four parts in four. Large 8vo (23.8 x 15.2 cm). 1,890 pp., 227 (groups of) engravings in the text. Original uniform red, grained cloth over limp boards. Gilt lines and title on the spines. Blue endpapers. Speckled edges.
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A fine, uniform set with the rare, later supplement
Müller, S. and H. Schlegel
Beschrijving van een' nieuwen zoetwater-visch van Borneo, Osteoglossum formosum . [AND] Beschrijving van vier oost-Indische zeevisschen behoorende tot het geslacht Amphacanthus . [AND] Overzigt der uit de Sunda- en Moluksche zeeën bekende visschen van de geslachten Amphiprion, Premnas, Pomacentrus, Clyphisodon, Dascyllus en Heliases .
Leiden, S. Luchtmans, J. Luchtmans en C. C. van der Hoek, 1840. Three papers in one. Folio (43.7 x 28.2 cm). 8 pp., one finely hand-coloured plate [AND] 8 pp., two finely hand-coloured plates [AND] 12 pp., three finely hand-coloured plates. 19th-century-style half calf over marbled boards. Blind tooled floral edges. Spine with five raised bands, compartments with blind tooled floral vignettes and two black morocco labels with gilt title.
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Nemo and his friends - found and beautifully depicted
Nordenskjöld, O. (ed.)
Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Schwedischen Südpolar-Expedition 1901-1903. Unter Mitwerkung zahlreicher Fachgenossen herausgegeben von Otto Nordenskjöld. Leiter der Expedition.
Stockholm, N. Nordenskjöld, 1905-1920. 59 parts in 8 volumes [numbered I-II, III-1, III-2, IV-1, IV-2, V-VI]. 4to (26.2 x 20.5 cm). Text with over 300 plates, many being lithographed and several in full colour; 19 maps (many folded). Later uniform half cloth over marbled boards. Spines with red label and gilt title.
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Rare complete set of the results of an iconoclastic Antarctic expedition
Oppiano de...
Oppian (Oppianus of Corycus)
Oppiano della pesca, ê della caccia tradotte dal Grêco, ê illustrato con varie annotazioni da Antôn Maria Salvani al serenissimo principe Eugênio di Savôja tenêntegenerale Cesareo.
Firênze, Tartini ê Franchi, 1728. 8vo (17.1 x 11.0 cm). Title page in red and black with engraved vignette, xvii, 310, [ii] pp. Contemporary vellum. Spine with morocco label with gilt title.
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Rare first Italian edition of Oppian's work on fishing
De piscatu...
Oppian (Oppianus of Corycus)
De piscatu libri V. De venetione libri IIII. De piscatu libri V. Laurentio Lippio interprete. De venetione libri IIII. ita conversi, ut singula verba singulis respondeant. In corum gratiam qui Graeca cum Latinis coniungere volunt.
Paris, Adrin Turne, Guillaume Morel, 1555. 4to (21.3 x 16.0 cm). Title page with engraved vignette, [ii], 214 pp. (Greek text), half-title, title page with engraved vignette, [iv], 202 pp. (Latin text). 17th century full mottled calf. Spine with five raised bands, morocco label with gilt title. Blue endpapers. All edges red.
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The first Latin translation, and renaissance print of the Greek original