Ichthyology

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

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Mission sc...
Vaillant, L. [L.] and M. [F.] Bocourt
Mission scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale. Recherches zoologiques pour servir à l'histoire de la faune d'Amérique Centrale et du Mexique. Poissons.
Paris, Mission du Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale, 1874-[1915]. Large 4to (35.5 x 27.5 cm). Title to the Zoology section, title to part IV, half title to the ichthyology, [i ("avis"), 265 pp.; 31 plates, numbered 1-16, 1bis, 1ter, 5bis, 5ter, 5quat, 8bis, 9bis, 10bis, 10ter, 11quint (error for 10quint?), 11bis, 11ter, 11quat, 13bis, 13ter; all with original descriptive text leaves, of which 26 in fine chromolithography with additional hand-colouring; plates 1bis, and 1ter tinted, and plates 9bis, 10ter, and 10quint plain, as always. Printed wrappers to part IV, dated 1874, bound in. Contemporary half morocco over marbled boards. Spine with five raised bands, and gilt title. Marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt.
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€12,500.00
A unique and extraordinary copy from the author's library with 11 unknown plates
Mission sc...
Vaillant, L. [L.] and M. [F.] Bocourt
Mission scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale. Recherches zoologiques. Quatrième partie. Études sur les poissons.
Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, [1874]-1915. Folio (35.0 x 27.0 cm). [viii], 265 pp., 20 lithographed plates of which 15 are chromolithographed and finished by hand [1, 1bis, 1ter, 2, 3, IV, 5, 5bis, 5ter, 5quat, 6, 7, 8, 8bis, 9, 9bis, 10, 10bis, 10ter, 11quint (error for 10quint) ], one text engraving. Recent green half morocco over marbled boards. Gilt lettered spine with six raised, gilt-bordered bands.
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€3,400.00
A superbly illustrated work on the fishes of Central America and the Caribbean
Bulletin d...
[Various authors]
Bulletin de la Société zoologique de France. Volumes 1-31 [AND] Indexes.
Paris, Société Zoologique de France, 1876-1906. 31 volumes in 31. 8vo (23.7 x 15.6 cm). Over 10,000 pp., 158 plates and 25 portraits. Uniform dark green half calf over marbled boards. Spines with four raised, gilt-tooled bands, gilt ornamental lines and title. Marbled endpapers.
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€1,800.00
A finely bound, uniform set - from the first issue - of France's most important zoological magazine
Piscium vi...
Visscher, N. J.
Piscium vivae icones. Inventae ab Adriano Collardo et excusae a Nicolao Ioannis Visscher.
[Amsterdam, N. J. Visscher], 1634. Oblong folio (20.1 x 30.3 cm). Engraved title page or frontispiece with title in cartouche, and 19 finely engraved plates [together numbered (1)-20], each with a print-size of 12.5 x 19.0 cm. Bound without covers.
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€4,500.00
A very rare broad-margin suite of fine fish illustrations
Ittiolitol...
Volta, [G. S.]
Ittiolitologia Veronese del Museo Bozziano ora annesso a quello del conte Giovambattista Gazola e di altri gabinetti di fossili Veronesi con la versione Latina.
Verona, Giuliari, 1796-1809. Folio (54.7 x 38.6 cm). lii, cccxxiii pp., 76 plates (19 double-sized, five multiple folded). Contemporary style half calf over marbled boards; spine with gilt ornaments and title.
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€14,000.00
A magnificent work on spectacular fossil fish
Nursehound...
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Nursehound Shark [Very large print, framed].
Leipzig, Leipziger Schulbilderverlag von F. E. Wachsmuth, 1878. Giant lithographed plate. Glass-framed with plain late 20th century wooden frame. Frame size 71.0 x 92.5 cm.
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€450.00
A fine, very large zoological plate - truly shark-sized
Izaak Walt...
Walton, I. [J. Crawhall, illustrator]
Izaak Walton: his wallet booke.
London, Field & Tuer, The Leadenhall Press, 1885. 8vo (19.4 x 12.5 cm). 116 pp., numerous hand-coloured woodcuts. Contemporary half vellum over blue paper-covered boards. Gilt title on the spine.
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€450.00
Charmingly illustrated and finely hand-coloured
The fishes...
Weber, M. and L. F. de Beaufort
The fishes of the Indo-Australian archipelago I-XI. (complete).
Leiden, E. J. Brill, 1911-1962. 11 parts in 11. 8vo (23.4 x 15.9 cm). with over 5,200 pp., three portraits, 1,093 text figures. Uniform contemporary (publisher's) full cloth with gilt title on the spines and front boards.
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€1,150.00
A nice set of the rare original edition of this most important ichthyological work