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The Fauna...
Boulenger, G. A.
The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Published under the authority of the Secretary of State for India in Council. Reptilia and Batrachia.
London, Taylor & Francis, 1890. 8vo (22.5 x 15.5 cm). xviii, 541, [ii] pp., 142 text figures. Original red blind-stamped cloth with gilt title on spine. Blue endpapers.
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€350.00
The first Indian herpetological monograph
Reizen ove...
Bruin, C., De [De Bruyn or Bruijn]
Reizen over Moskovie, door Persie en Indie: verrykt met driehondert kunstplaten, vertoonende de beroemste lantschappen en steden, ook de byzondere dragten, beesten, gewassen en planten, die door gevonden worden: voor al derzelver oudheden, en wel voornamentlyk heel uitvoerig, die van het heerlijke en van oudts de geheele werrelt door befaemde hof van Persepolis, by den Persianen Tchilminar genaemt. Alles door den Autheur zelf met groote naeukeurigheit na 't leven afgetekent, en nooit voor dezen in 't ligt gebragt.
Amsterdam, R. and G. Wetstein, J. Oosterwyk and H. van de Gaete, 1714. Folio (33.3 x 21.1 cm). Allegorical frontispiece (by Picart, dated 1711), title page (in red and black), engraved portrait of de Bruyn (by G. Kneller), [vi], 472, [xii] pp., and 260 numbered engraved plates (many double, folded), two large maps, and 34 large text engravings, not numbered, including portraits, views, etc. Contemporary blind ruled and embossed vellum. Spine with six raised bands, title written in ink, in a neat contemporary hand.
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€9,500.00
One of the most richly illustrated voyages through Russia
Ascensions...
Conway, W. M.
Ascensions et explorations a sept mille mètres dans l'Himalaya.
Paris, Hachette, 1898. 8vo (17.9 x 11.4 cm). Title page with pictorial vignette, v, 242 pp., Frontispiece and 47 illustrations, mostly after photographs, and a map. Later black cloth with gilt title on the spine. Original pictorial front wrapper bound in.
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€150.00
The rare French translation of this work on mountaineering
Annals of...
King, G. and J. F. Duthie and D. Prain
Annals of the Royal Botanical Garden, Calcutta Vol. IX. Part I. A second century of new and rare Indian plants.
Calcutta, Royal Botanical Gardens, 1901. Folio (35.5 x 28.0 cm). Title pages to the volume and part, and to the work itself; frontispiece; ii, 80 pp. 93 lithographed plates, of which 17 double-sized and one finely hand-coloured. All loose, in original portfolio in half morocco over printed boards.
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€650.00
A finely illustrated and rarely seen work
Historisch...
Le Goux de Flaix, A. [Legoux]
Historisch-geographisch politischer Versuch über Ostindien nebst der Schilderung von dessen Handel nach Le Goux de Flaix. Mit Noten, Anmerkungen und einer Vorrede von E. A. W. v. Z[immermann].
Leipzig, Heinrich Gräff, 1810. Two volumes in two. 8vo (17.5 x 10.7 cm). 892 [I: viii, 444; II: iv, 436] pp., one folded engraving of the Jagannath temple. Contemporary uniform tree calf resembling paper boards with ruled borders, olive and brown gilt-lettered morocco labels on spines.
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€600.00
The very rare German translation of a rare French work on India
The fauna...
Smith, M. A.
The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Published under the authority of the Secretary of State for India in Council. Reptilia and Amphibia. Vol. I. - Loricata, testudines.
London, Taylor & Francis, 1931. 8vo (22.5 x 15.5 cm). xxviii, 185 pp., 42 text figures, two engraved plates. Original red blind stamped cloth with gilt title on spine.
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€250.00
The first and rarest of a projected four volumes series
The Fauna...
Smith, M. A.
The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Published under the authority of the Secretary of State for India in Council. Reptilia and Amphibia. Vol. I. Loricata, Testudines. Vol. II. - Sauria. Vol. III. Serpentes. [All published].
London, Taylor & Francis, 1931-1943. Three volumes in three. 8vo (22.5 x 15.5 cm). [I(1931): xxviii, 185 pp., 42 text figures, two plates; II (1935): xiii, 440 pp., 93 text figures, one unnumbered and one numbered plate, several maps; III (1943): xii, 583, (vi) pp., 166 text figures, very large, multi-folded map in two colours]. Original uniform red blind stamped cloth with gilt title on the spines.
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€450.00
A rare, complete set of what is "still the most definite work on the region" (Adler)
Natuurlyke...
Stoll, C.
Natuurlyke en naar 't leeven naauwkeurig gekleurde afbeeldingen en beschryvingen der cicaden, in alle vier waerelds deelen Europa, Asia, Africa en America huishoudende, by een verzameld en beschreeven. /Représentation exactement colorée d'après nature des cigales, qui se trouvent dans les quatre parties du monde, l'Europe, l'Asie, l'Afrique et l'Amerique rassemblées et décrites [BOUND WITH] Natuurlyke en naar 't leeven naauwkeurig gekleurde afbeeldingen en beschryvingen der wantzen, in alle vier waerelds deelen Europa, Asia, Africa en America huishoudende, by een verzameld en beschreeven. /Représentation exactement colorée d'après nature des punaises, qui se trouvent dans les quatre parties du monde, l'Europe, l'Asie, l'Afrique et l'Amerique rassemblées et décrites
Amsterdam, Jan Christiaan Sepp, [1780]-1788. Two parts in one. Large 4to (30.5 x 24.0 cm). pp. [ii], 124, with hand-coloured engraved frontispiece and 29 hand-coloured engraved plates. [AND] 172 pp., with hand-coloured engraved frontispiece and 41 hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary half calf over speckled boards. Spine with five raised bands, compartments with gilt lines and lettering.
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€3,600.00
Two of Stoll's most beautifully illustrated works bound together
Aus dem we...
Ujfalvy, K. E. von
Aus dem westlichen Himalaya. Erlebnisse und Forschungen von Karl Eugen von Ujfalvy.
Leipzig, F. A. Brockhaus, 1884. 8vo (21.9 x 13.8 cm). Engraved frontispiece (tissue-guarded). xxiv, 330 pp.; 181 text engravings; four large, multi-folded tables; five maps, of which four double-folded and (multi)-coloured. Original red cloth, richly decorated in gilt and black; gilt title, bands and vignettes on the spine; intricate borders, title and large vignette with an elephant on the front board. Floral endpapers. Lightly marbled edges.
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€950.00
A near mint copy of this rare work on the Himalayas
Royal Bota...
[Various authors]
Royal Botanic Garden, Calcutta: Annals I-XIV [AND] 150th anniversary volume (All published).
Calcutta, Royal Botanical Garden, 1887-1942. Large 4to (34 x 27 cm or slightly larger) and large folio (up to 54 x 35 cm). A complete set of the 14 volumes, bound in 32. All plate volumes, the appendices and the 150 Anniversary volume present, and all except one in the original edition. With over 2200 lithographed or heliographic plates, partly hand-coloured. Bound in early 20th century green buckram with gilt title on spines; one volume (the anniversary volume) in portfolio with front wrapper mounted, one volume (XI-1) unbound, as issued, one volume (XIV-2; the last) in brown cloth.
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€25,000.00
An extremely rare complete set, spanning more than 50 years of Indian botany