Ichthyology

All works on extant and extinct fishes, and on angling & fishing

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Dictionnai...
Orbigny, C. H. d'
Dictionnaire universel d'histoire naturelle servant de complément aux oeuvres de Buffon, de G. Cuvier, aux encyclopédies, aux anciens dictionnaires scientifiques et resument les traités spéciaux sur les diverses branches des sciences naturelles, etc.
Paris, Charles d'Orbigny, 1849. 16 parts in 16 (13 text volumes, three plate atlases). Large 8vo (23.5 x 15.2 cm). With 288 tissue-guarded, mostly hand-coloured and chromolithographed plates, after Travies and others. A few plates are tinted, or plain, as intended. Uniform contemporary green quarter calf over green pebbled boards. Spines with gilt lines, ornaments and title. Marbled endpapers. All edges speckled.
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€3,750.00
The rare first edition of the largest and best-illustrated natural history encyclopaedia of the 19th-century
Voyage aut...
Petit-Thouars, A. Du
Voyage autour du Monde sur la frégate La Venus, pendant les années 1836-1839, publié par ordre du roi, sous les auspices du ministre de la marine. Atlas de Zoologie [AND] Atlas de Botanique.
Paris, Gide, 1846-1855. Large folio (54.7 x 36.0 cm). Printed front wrapper; [ii] pp. (Table des planches); half-title "Atlas de Zoologie", 79 engraved plates of which 74 finely hand-coloured; title "Atlas de Botanique", [i] (index), half-title (to the work), 28 engraved plates.
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€7,500.00
The rare complete zoological and botanical illustrations of a famous expedition to the South Seas
Animaux ve...
Phisalix, M.
Animaux venimeux et venins. La fonction venimeuse chez tous les animaux, les appareils venimeux, les venins et leurs propriétés, les fonctions et usages des venins, l'envenimation et son traitement.
Paris, Masson, 1922. In two parts. 8vo (23.5 x 15.3 cm). xxv, 656 pp.; xii, 864 pp., 17 plates (five in colour), 521 figures. Contemporary uniform half calf over marbled boards. Gilt title on the spines.
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€300.00
"Marie Phisalix magnum opus" (Adler): rare and well-illustrated work
Traité de...
Pictet, F.
Traité de Paléontologie où histoire naturelle des animaux fossiles considérés dans leurs rapports zoologiques et géologiques. [Text and atlas, complete].
Paris, Baillière, 1853-1857. Five parts in five. 8vo (four text parts; 20.7 x 12.7 cm) and 4to (atlas; 30.7 x 23.5 cm). With 110 fine lithographed plates. Later uniform half calf over original green cloth (text volumes) or olive grained calf with gilt-patterned borders (atlas). Spines with uniform gilt-bordered raised bands and brown morocco labels with gilt title. Text parts with speckled edges, atlas with marbled edges and marbled endpapers.
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€750.00
A rare, complete set of the second, improved edition
Histoire g...
[Prévost d'Exiles, A. F.]
Histoire générale des voyages, ou nouvelle collection des toutes les relations de voyages par mer et par terre, qui ont été publiées jusq'à présent dans les différentes langues de toutes les nations connus: ... Tome dix-septième. Histoire générale des voyages, depuis le commencement du XVme siècle, dix-septième partie. Livre septième. Vies des gouverneurs généraux, avec l'abregé de l'histoire des etablissemens Hollandois aux Indes Orientales [AND] Histoire naturelle des Indes Orientales.
La Haye [Den Haag, The Hague], Pierre de Hondt, 1763. 4to (25.1 x 20.4 cm). [ii], 266, 300, 48 pp. 56 plates (of fish, etc.). Contemporary half calf over speckled boards. Spine with five raised bands. Gilt title.
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€1,200.00
Includes many fine plates after from Valentijn [Valentyn] and the famous and rare Hortus Malabaricus
Das Ganze...
Reider, J. E. Von
Das Ganze der Fischerei als Angel-, Netzfischerei und Teichwirthschaft sammt der Naturgeschichte der deutschen Fischarten. Ein Handbuch für Fischerei- und Teichbesitzer. Mit einem Anhang die zubereitung der Fische aller Art als Speise.
Nürnberg und Leipzig, C. H. Zeh, 1825. 8vo (22.2 x 13.8 cm). xvi, 335 pp. Marbled wrappers.
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€690.00
Early 19th-century fish recipes
Pescatoria...
San Martino, M.
Pescatoria et ecloghe.
[Venezia, Giolito de Ferrari, 1544 or 1566]. Small 8vo (14.3 x 9.7 cm). Title page with large, engraved vignette[184] pp., contemporary vellum. Spine with black morocco label and gilt title. Red and white mottled edges.
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€1,750.00
The first edition of an early ichthyological work in verse
Atlas des...
Savtschenko, P.
Atlas des poissons vénéneux et descriptions des ravages produits par eux sur l'organisme humain et des contre-poisons à employer. Atlas jadovitych ryb s opisaniem vida ich deistviia jada na organizm cheloveka i ukazaniem protivuiadii.
St. Petersburg, Balasheva, 1886. 4to (32.2 x 24.0 cm). [iv], 53. [i] pp., and ten tissue-guarded lithographed plates of which nine hand-coloured. Later blind quarter cloth over original printed boards.
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€900.00
A very rare and well-illustrated Russian/French work on poisonous fish
Abbildunge...
Schinz, H. R.
Abbildungen aus der Naturgeschichte mit Text von Dr. H. R. Schinz.
Zürich, Friedrich Schulthess, [1824-1828]. Folio (40.7 x 28.1 cm). Title page, 104 pp. [1-20, 27-112, but text complete], 41 [12; 8; 9; 12] lithographed plates, all finely hand-coloured except plates I-II of the plants, which are plain, as published. Original blind-tooled green cloth with gilt title on the front board.
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€1,000.00
The rare first edition with fine and beautiful hand-coloured plates in a fine copy
Frogs and...
Seba, A.
Frogs and fish, development from egg to adult [Plate 78 of Seba's Locupletissimi rerum naturalium thesauri accurata descriptio ].
Amsterdam, Jansson-Waesberg, J. Wetsteen and William Smith, 1734. Large folio (59.0 x 49.5 cm). Double-sized engraved plate.
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€350.00
From one of the 18th-century's most splendid and greatest natural history achievements
Fauna Japo...
Siebold, P. F. von
Fauna Japonica sive descriptio animalium, quae in itinere per Japoniam, jussu et auspiciis superiorum, qui summum in India Batava imperium tenent, suscepto, annis 1825 - 1830 collegit, notis, observationibus et adumbrationibus illustravit Ph. Fr. de Siebold. Conjunctis studiis C. J. Temminck et H. Schlegel pro vertebratis atque W. de Haan pro invertebratis elaborata. Pisces.
Leiden, A. Arnz, [1842]-1850 [REPRINT Tokyo, after 1945]. Folio (37.0 x 29.2 cm; box size: 45 x 32.5 x 10 cm). Decorated title page, 2, 345 pp.; 161 mostly coloured plates. Original half calf over red cloth boards. Spine with six raised bands, rich gilt compartments and gilt title. Top edge gilt. Preserved in a burgundy cloth clamshell box with printed title (in Japanese) on marbled paper, pasted on the top board, and a second label tipped in inside on the bottom.
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€1,450.00
The also rare, finely coloured Japanese reprint of one of the rarest work on Japanese fish
Kritisk fö...
Smitt, F. A.
Kritisk förteckning öfver de i Riksmuseum befintliga salmonider.
Stockholm, Kongliga Svenska Vetenskaps-Akademien, 1886. Folio (47.3 x 29.7 cm), 290 pp., 13 tables, six double-sized lithographed plates of which one is brightly coloured. Later blue half cloth over blue marbled boards. Spine with gilt title.
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€450.00
a fine, large Scandinavian Salmon plate