Invertebrates

All invertebrates except molluscs, insects, spiders and allies

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The book o...
Elder, F.
The book of the hackle.
Edinburgh, Scottish Academy Press, 1979. 8vo (23.2 x 14.8 cm). xi, 140 pp., coloured frontispiece, six peculiar plates with original hackles including 29 different types. Original red morocco in original slipcase (25.0 x 16.1 x 3.1 cm) by A. Lumsden. Gilt edges.
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€800.00
One of just 85 numbered copies, in a fine, fresh condition
Natuurlyke...
Ellis, J.
Natuurlyke historie van de koraal-gewassen en andere dergelyke zee-lighamen, die men gemeenelyk vind op de kusten van Groot-Brittanien en Ierland: benevens eene beschryving van een grooten zee-polyp, In den zomer van 't jaar 1753 by den Noord-Pool door de walvis-vangers gevonden. Uit het engels vertaald door Jan Tak.
's Gravenhage [The Hague], Pieter de Hondt, 1756. 4to (27.6 x 21.5 cm). xvi, 118 pp., with a hand-coloured engraved frontispiece of a beautiful marine scene, a black and red printed title page, and 39 hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary calf binding, spine with raised bands and gilt floral motifs. Red speckled edges.
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€2,500.00
A very rare hand-coloured copy
Souvenirs...
Fabre, J. H.
Souvenirs entomologiques. Études sur l'instinct et les moeurs des insectes. (Première-Dixième series). Édition définitive illustrée.
Paris, Delagrave, 1920-1924. Ten volumes in ten [and an 11th volume, titled "Sa Vie"]. Large 8vo (24.3 x 16.2 cm). Over 4,000 pages. Numerous plates and fine text engravings. Later half tree calf over marbled boards. Spines with five slightly raised bands; compartments rich gilt with entomological vignettes, and red morocco labels with gilt title. Marbled endpapers. Top edge red.
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€750.00
The best works of Fabre in the finest bindings
Révision d...
Fairmaire, L. and P. Germain
Révision des coléoptères du Chili.
Paris, Société Entomologique de France, 1858-1866, 1883. 8vo (21.3 x 12.8 cm). 233 [and 14] pp. Two original water-colour plates of which one in full colour and one in shades of grey, two engraved plates of which one hand-coloured. One printed leaf added. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with gilt lines and gilt title. Marbled endpapers.
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€800.00
A unique copy of a finely illustrated work on Chilean Coleoptera
Entomograp...
Fischer de Waldheim, [J.] G. and E. [von] Eversmann
Entomographie de la Russie. Tome V. Lepidoptères de la Russie. I. Nymphalides.
Moscow, Société Imperiale des Naturalistes, 1851. 4to (30.5 x 24.2 cm). Half title, title page, dedication page; ii, 151 pp., 16 finely engraved plates, all hand-coloured and occasionally heightened with Gum Arabic. Original printed wrappers.
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€2,250.00
Final part of the most beautiful work on Russian entomology and one of the greatest rarities in entomology
Expédition...
Fischer, P. and D. P. Oehlert
Expéditions scientifiques du Travailleur et du Talisman pendant les années 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883. Ouvrage publié sous les auspices du Ministre de l'Instruction publique sous la direction de A. Milne-Edwards. Brachiopodes.
Paris, G. Masson, 1891. Large 4to (31.5 x 24.2 cm). 140 pp., 15 text figures, eight fine lithographed plates. Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards. Spine with five raised bands, gilt title. Patterned endpapers, speckled edges.
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€500.00
A rare work on recent brachiopods
Mission sc...
Fischer, P. [H.] and [J. C.] H. Crosse
Mission scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale, ouvrage publié par ordre de S. M. l'Empereur et par les soins du Ministre de l'Instruction publique. Recherches zoologiques pour servir à l'histoire de la faune d'Amérique Centrale et du Mexique publiées sous la direction de M. Milne Edwards. Septième Partie. Études sur les mollusques terrestres et fluviatiles du Mexique et du Guatemala.
Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1870-1902. Two parts in five. Large 4to and matching folio (36 x 28 cm). Title pages to the zoology part, the volume, the text, and the atlas; 702; 731 [1-376, 377-731] pp.; 72 lithographed plates of which 46 finely and accurately hand-coloured. Part I (text) in contemporary olive half calf with gilt-lined borders over marbled boards. Spine with five raised, gilt-stippled bands; compartments with gilt triple cadres, and two (red and light brown) morocco labels with gilt titles. Marbled endpapers. Part II (text) and plates to part I and Part II loose, as issued, in four uniform, marbled portfolios.
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€12,000.00
The first and rarest work on the continental Mollusca of Mexico and Guatemala
Les cyanop...
Frémy, P.
Les cyanophycées des côtes d'Europe.
Saint-Lo, Société Nationale des Sciences Naturelles et Mathématiques de Cherbourg, 1934. 8vo (24.3 x 15.9 cm). 234 pp. with 66 fine plates. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with gilt ornamented head and foot, gilt bordered red morocco label with gilt title. Original printed front wrapper preserved.
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€380.00
Important and very rare contribution to the Cyanophyceae (algae) in a nice binding
Die schädl...
Freyer, C. F.
Die schädlichsten Schmetterlinge Deutschlands, für Forstmänner, Lehrer, Oekonomen, Gartenbesitzer und Volks-Schulen.
Augsburg, privately published, 1839. 8vo (20.0 x 12.0 cm). xii, 89 pp., 12 hand-coloured folded engraved plates. Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards. Gilt title on the spine.
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€450.00
A rare work on noxious butterflies with fine illustrations
Fauna der...
Fritsch, A.
Fauna der Gaskohle und der Kalksteine der Permformation Böhmens. Band I-IV. [Complete].
Prag, Selbstverlag and F. Řivnáč, 1879-1899 [1901?]. Four volumes in four. Folio (34.0 x 25.5 cm). 459 pp., lavishly illustrated with 167 mostly chromolithographed plates (several double-sized or larger, folded), and over 400 text engravings, of which some plate-sized. Volume I (1883): 182 pp., 48 plates (some larger, folded, a few plain), 160 text engravings; volume II (1889): 114 pp., 44 plates (several larger, folded; numbered 49-90, 80b, 81b), 79 text figures (numbered 117-188); vol. III (1895): 132 pp., 42 plates [several (much) larger; numbered 91-132], 122 text engravings (numbered 189-310); vol. IV (1901): 101 pp., full colour frontispiece, of a landscape with "Miriopoden"; 33 plates (numbered 133-165), 64 text engravings (numbered 311-394, and including phototypes of fossil animals and tracks, freshwater bivalves, and, e.g. the author at work). Original uniform brown cloth sumptuously embossed with black floral borders, and gilt vignettes depicting Permian amphibians, reptiles and fish. Marbled edges.
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€8,500.00
Magnificent and exceedingly rare work on the fossil faunas of Bohemia
Die Klasse...
Gerstaecker, A. and A. E. Ortmann
Die Klassen und Ordnungen des Thier-Reichs wissenschaftlich dargestellt in Wort und Bild. Von Dr. H. G. Bronn, fortgezetzt von A Gerstaecker. Fünfter Band. Gliederfüssler (Arthropoda). Die Klassen und Ordnungen der Arthropoda ... Fünfter Band, erste Abtheilung. Crustacea (Erste Hälfe). [AND] Die Klassen und Ordnungen der Arthropoda ... Fünfter Band. II. Abtheilung. Crustacea (Zweite Hälfte: Malacostraca).
Leipzig, C. F. Winter, 1866-1901. Two volumes in four. Large 8vo (24.7 x 16.5 cm). 2,639 pp.; 178 lithographed plates (several tinted); [numbered: I-LIX, IIIa; I-CXXVIII]. Early 20th century uniform blue buckram. Spines with gilt title. Edges sprinkled red.
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€950.00
Rare complete section of Bronn's crustaceans, which took 35 years to complete
Contributi...
Gibson-Hill, C. A.
Contributions to the natural history of Christmas Island, in the Indian Ocean.
Singapore, the Raffles Museum, 1947. 8vo (24.5 x 15.5 cm). 182 pp., seven plates, many text figures, including two maps. Original printed wrappers.
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€150.00
The first monograph on the natural history of this enigmatic island with original observations