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The genera...
Adams, H. and A. Adams
The genera of Recent Mollusca; arranged according to their organization. [Atlas]
London, John van Voorst, [1853]-1858. "8vo" size (24.5 x 14.9 cm). Half title, title page; 138 plates of which most are hand-coloured, with explanatory text leaves. Contemporary half calf with gilt title on the spines.
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The very rare hand-coloured edition
[Lijst van...
[Anonymous entomologist]
[Lijst van Nederlandse Lepidoptera].
[unknown place and publisher], after 1901. Two copies in two. 8vo (21.0 x 13.5 cm). 31 pp. Uniform early 20th-century (contemporary) half cloth over marbled boards.
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An apparently very rare work on Dutch butterflies, which seems to be unrecorded
[Aquatic a...
[Aquatic animals]. Fine drawings of fish, a crustacean and a cone-shell.
No place, not published, ca. 1700. Broadsheet (28.5 x 20.3 cm). Drawings on laid paper.
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Fine, red-ink paintings of European fish - and a tropical cone
Tableaux a...
Barthe, E.
Tableaux analytiques illustrés des coléoptères de la faune Franco-Rhénane (France, Hollande, Belgique, Région rhénane, Valais).
Uzès, Miscellanea Entomologica, 1920. 8vo (24.0 x 15.7 cm). xii, 472 pp., 799 [220, 465, 16, 17, 71, 7, 3] text engravings. Near contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with four raised, gilt-chained bands and gilt title. Marbled endpapers.
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A well-bound copy of a very uncommon work on beetles
Les arachn...
Becker, L.
Les arachnides de Belgique. [Volumes] I-III. [complete].
Bruxelles, l'Académie royale de Belgique, 1882-1896. Three volumes in four. Folio (40.0 x 28.0 cm). 751 [I: 246; II: 127; III: 378] pp., 70 [I: 27; II: 25; III: 18] hand-coloured lithographed plates. Some text figures. Original uniform printed boards.
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A rare, comple copy of this finely illustrated work
American B...
American Bee Journal. Volumes 67, 69-72 (1927, 1929-1933).
Hamilton, IL., C. P. Dadant, 1927, 1929-1933. In 72 issues. 4to (29.2 x 21.0 cm). Numerous pages and illustrations. Original pictorial wrappers.
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A bee-autiful publication
Saggio di...
Bellardi, L.
Saggio di ditterologia Messicana.
Torino, Stamperia Reale, 1859-1862. Three parts in three. 4to (29.6 x 22.5 cm). 207 pp., five fine lithographed plates. Original printed wrappers.
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Essential work on Mexican flies
De Aquatil...
Belon, P. [Petri Bellonii Cenomani; Pierre Belon du Mans]
De Aquatilibus. Libro duo, cum eiconibus ad vivam ipsorum effigiem, quoad eius fieri potuit, expressis.
Paris, Carolum Stephanum, 1553. Oblong 8vo (11.1 x 17.0 cm). [xxxii (index)], 448 pp., with 187 woodcut illustrations. Contemporary limp vellum; ink title in an old hand, written on the spine.
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The foundation of modern Ichtyology - A very wide-margined copy of the first edition
Elemens d'...
[Bertrand, B. N.]
Elemens d'oryctologie ou distribution méthodique des fossiles.
Neuchatel, Société Typographique, 1773. 8vo (18.8 x 11.5 cm). xxxix, 137, xxii pp., 16 double, folded tables. Contemporary full calf. Spine with four raised bands. Rich gilt floral compartments, red morocco label with gilt title. Edges red.
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Early account on "fossils", in an attractive, contemporary binding
De conchis...
Bianchi, G. P. S. [J. Plancus]
De conchis minus notis liber cui accessit specimen aestus reciproci maris superi ad littus portumque Arimini.
Venetiis (Venice), J. Baptista Pasqual, 1739. 4to (28.1 x 20.1 cm). 88 pp., wood engraved title vignette and five folded engraved plates. Period style half calf over marbled boards, later endpapers.
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A rare, early work on shells, Foraminifera and other Adriatic sea life
Icones his...
Boisduval, [J. B. A.]
Icones historique des lépidoptères nouveaux ou peu connus: collection, avec figures coloriées, des papillons d’Europe nouvellement découverts; ouvrage formant le complément de tous les auteurs iconographes; par le docteur Boisduval. [Tome premier ] - Tome second. [Complete].
Paris, Roret, 1832-1834-[1841]. Two volumes in two. 8vo (23.1 x 14.7 cm). pp. [251; 192], including half titles and titles]; with 84 [1-46; 47-84] finely hand-coloured engraved plates, each with a tissue-guard. Contemporary uniform half calf over marbled boards. Spines with gilt lines, vignettes and title. Marbled edges.
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A very rare, superbly illustrated work on butterflies
Bradley, R.
Wysgeerige verhandeling van den werken der natuure. Waar in de verscheide trapswyze opklimmingen, in de byzondere deelen der scheppinge, als mynstoffen, plantgewassen en dieren aangetoond worden ... door Richard Bradley ... Met veele afbeeldingen opgehelderd. Na den tweeden druk uit het Engelsch vertaald.
Amsterdam, Isaak Tirion, 1744. 8vo (20.1 x 12.3 cm). Title in red and black. [vi], 330 pp., 29 finely hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary full tree calf. Spine richly gilted with ornamental bands and vignettes, and red morocco label with gilt title. Boards with gilt floral borders and dentelles. Marbled endpapers.
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Exceedingly rare, in an original hand-coloured edition