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Bleeker, P.
Collected fish papers of Pieter Bleeker. Collected and edited by W. H. Lamme. Volumes I-XIV. [Complete].
The Hague, W. Junk, 1973-1979. In 14 volumes. 8vo (22.2 x 15.0 cm). Frontispiece portrait, numerous text pages and plates. Uniform printed cloth.
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All the original fish papers by this eminent ichthyologist
Over eenig...
Bleeker, P.
Over eenige nieuwe soorten van Notopterus van den Indischen Archipel.
Halle, Nova Acta, "1852" [1854]. 4to (30.6 x 24.0 cm). Title page and 12 text pages [numbered (51)-62]; five chromolithographed plates (one much larger, folded) [numbered 6-10]. Contemporary blind blue wrappers.
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A seldom-seen ichthyological publication - worth seeing
Chevey, P.
Iconographie ichtyologique de l'Indochine: Poissons des campagnes du "de Lanessan" (1925-1929). 1re partie.
Saigon, Institut Océanographique de l'Indochine, 1932. 4to (31.5 x 25.2 cm). 155 pp., 50 brightly coloured plates, some augmented with silver. Original printed wrappers.
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A rare and unusually finely illustrated monograph on the fishes of Vietnam
Cook, J.
Transitus Veneris & Mercurii in eorum exitu è disco Solis, 4to mensis Junii & 10mo Novembris, 1769, observatus. Communicated by Capt. James Cook.
London, The Royal Society, 1772. 4to [22.3 (title page 21.5) x 16.9 cm)]. Title page, four pp. Disbound.
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Report of James Cook's primary objective: observing the transit of Venus
Report on...
Haeckel, E.
Report on the scientific results of the voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-76 under the command of captain George S. Nares, R.N., F.R.S. and captain Frank Tourle Thomson, R.N. prepared under the superintendence of the late Sir. C. Wyville-Thomson, Knt., F.R.S., &c. and now of John Murray. Zoology. Volume IV. Report on the deep-sea medusae dredged by H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-76.
London, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1882. Large 4to (31.9 x 25.3 cm). cv, 154 pp.; 32 lithographed plates (mostly chromolithography) with explanatory text leaves, 16 wood-engravings in the text. Original green, blind stamped cloth boards with bevelled edges. Spine with gilt title. Black endpapers.
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Ernst Haeckel's work on jellyfish which inspired the Jugendstil and Art Nouveau movements
The fishes...
Jordan, D. S. and A. Seale
The fishes of Samoa. Description of the species found in the archipelago, with a provisional check-list of the fishes of Oceania.
Washington, DC, Department of Commerce and Labor, Bureau of Fisheries, 1906. Large 8vo (27.3 x 19.0 cm). Title page, 283 [numbered 173-455], xxx (index) pp.; 21 plates [numbered XXXIII-LIII], of which 16 in fine chromolithography; 111 fine text illustrations. Slightly later dark blue grained cloth; spine with five raised bands; compartments with gilt vignettes and title. Original printed front wrapper bound in.
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With twenty fine, full colour plates
Spécies gé...
Kiener, L. C.
Spécies générales et iconographie des coquilles vivantes comprenant la collection du Muséum d'Histoire naturelle de Paris, la collection Lamarck, celle du Prince Masséna (appartenant maintenant A. M. B. Delessert) et les découvertes récentes des voyageurs. Famille des enroulées. Genre Cone.
Paris, Rousseau, and J. B. Baillière, 1844-1850. One part in two (text and atlas). 4to (32.0 x 25.0 cm). Title page and half title, 379 pp.; 111 fine hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary uniform half cloth over marbled boards. Spines with gilt title. Marbled endpapers.
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A very rare large-paper edition of the most beautiful French work on shells
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
Los fósile...
Philippi, R. A.
Los fósiles terciarios i cuartarios de Chile.
Santiago de Chile, Gobierno de Chile, 1887. Large 4to (31.3 x 26.4 cm). 256 pp.; 58 fine lithographic plates. Publisher's (?) embossed cloth, boards with rich gilt-ornamented borders and title. Spine with five raised bands, compartmens with gilt vignettes and title. Inner dentelles. Endpapers with floral pattern, all edges marbled.
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Rare first, Spanish, publication of the fossil shells of Chile
Arthur Phi...
Phillip, A.
Arthur Phillips Reise nach der Botany-Bay, nebst Auszügen aus den Tagebüchern der neuesten Brittischen Entdecker in der Südsee.
Hamburg, Benjamin Gottlob Hoffmann, 1791. 8vo (20.4 x 11.1 cm). [xiv], viii, [9]-264 pp.; one engraved portrait as a frontispiece, one engraved title vignette, eight engraved plates and one hand-coloured folded map. Contemporary mottled half calf over marbled boards. reen moroccolabel with gilt title on the spine. Blue endpapers.
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"An exceedingly important and valuable work" (Cox)
Atomic bom...
Atomic bombs: Operation Crossroads, "Able" and "Baker" events.
Bikini, [not published], 1946. Two original photo prints. Each 25.4 x 20.6 cm.
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From a direct witness: the first Bikini bombs, exploding
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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Includes many fine plates after from Valentijn [Valentyn] and the famous and rare Hortus Malabaricus