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Juko Jushi...
[Acupuncture]
Juko Jushikei Hakki.
Juko Jushikei Hakki. Three parts in one volume. Kyoto (?), Enami Jinbee, Genroku 8 (= 1685). 4to size (27.0 x 19.0 cm). Xylographically printed on 69 double leaves folded in an accordion, or oriental, style, with 16 full-page woodcut plates. Original blue paper wrappers with xylographic text vignette on front. Contained in a modern blue cloth box made in Japanese style.
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€3,000.00
Very rare illustrated work on acupuncture.
Histoire n...
Audebert, J. B.
Histoire naturelle des singes, peints d'après nature. [AND] Histoire naturelle [des singes et] des makis. [Complete].
Paris, l'Auteur, [AND] H. J. Jansen, 1797-[An 8 = 1799]. Two volumes in one. Folio (49.2 x 31.8 cm). Three half-titles, two title pages; 178 pp. [24, 4, 4, 10, 4, 8, 10, 24, 14, 8, 10, 8, 44, iv, 2]; 63 engraved plates of which 61 finely colour-printed, with additional original hand-colouring, and two plain, as intended. Contemporary, empire style, full calf. Boards with triple gilt borders and embossed floral vignettes, central vignette of a lyre. Spine with seven raised bands, gilt vignettes (vases) and morocco label with gilt title. Later marbled endpapers.
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€14,700.00
Primatology at its most beautiful - by an artist turned scientist
Mémoire su...
Barral, P.
Mémoire sur l'histoire naturelle de l'Isle de Corse, avec un catalogue lythologique de cette isle et des réflexions sommaires sur l'existence physique de notre globe. [Preceded by] G. Feydel: Moeurs et coutumes des Corses, mémoire tiré en partie d'un grand ouvrage sur la politique, la législation, et la morale des diverses nations de l'Europe.
London and Paris, Molini and Onfroy, 1783. Small 8vo (19.6 x 12.6 cm). viii, 126 pp, one engraved text-vignette and one folded hand-coloured engraved early geological map. Included: the work by Feydel, Paris, Garnery, an VII (1799). [iv], 112 pp., one hand-coloured engraved frontispiece. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with Empire ornaments and red morocco label with gilt title.
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€750.00
Two important papers on Corsica or Corse, combined
Catalogue...
Barrois, T. [C.]
Catalogue des crustacés marins, recueillis aux Açores durant les mois d'Août et Septembre 1887.
Lille, Le Bigot, 1888. 8vo (23.6 x 15.8 cm). 110 pp., four lithgraphed plates (three sepia, one in chromolithography). Contemporary quarter cloth over marbled boards. Gilt title on the spine.
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€250.00
With a handwritten dedication by the author
Die Preuss...
Berg, A.
Die Preussische Expedition nach Ost-Asien. Ansichten aus Japan, China und Siam. Heft 1.
Berlin, R. von Decker, 1864. Elephant folio (65.4 x 53.4 cm). Title page with coat of arms of the Prussian King, followed by six plates, each with a page of explanatory text in German, English and French. Two of the plates are fine, delicate chromolithographs. Contemporary printed paper boards with title and coat of arms, cloth spine and corners.
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€2,200.00
A very rare series of much larger, elephant folio size views
[Mont Frum...
Berthier, P. [M.]
[Mont Frumento]
Paris, Paul Berthier, ca. 1863-1865. Broadsheet (60.0 x 45.0 cm), with original mounted albumen silver print (36.5 x 25.8 cm).
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€3,800.00
Important original geological photograph by one of the foremost French photographers of the 19th-century
Figures of...
Bewick, T.
Figures of British land birds, engraved on wood by T. Bewick. To which are added, a few foreign birds, with their vulgar and scientific names. Volume I. [All published].
Newcastle upon Tyne, R. Beilby and T. Bewick, 1800. 8vo (23.0 x 13.8 cm). Title page with engraved vignette, preface, 133 plates, each with a captioned engraving of a bird or (the first plate) a nest, or (the second and third plate) bird hunting, and on each an engraved vignette; one page with engraved vignette only. Contemporary polished half calf over marbled boards. Spine with black morocco label, gilt lines.
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€600.00
The rarest of all Bewick's works
Essais sur...
Bory de Saint Vincent, J. [B. G. G. M.]
Essais sur les Isles Fortunées et l’antique atlantide, ou précis de l’histoire générale de l’Archipel des Canaries.
Paris, Baudouin, an XI [1803]. 4to (25.5 x 20.0 cm). Title page, dedication leaf, half-title, chapter- and plate index; 1-522, [ii (errata)]; seven plates (some larger, folded), three maps (large to very large, multi-folded; one partly coloured). Mid-19th century half calf over marbled boards. Spine with gilt ornaments and title. Edges sprinkled.
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€800.00
A ‘fortunate’ publication
On the rep...
Boulenger, G. A.
On the reptiles and batrachians of the Solomon Islands.
London, The Zoological Society of London, 1886. Large 4to (32.2 x 25.4 cm). 28 pp. [35-62] and seven very fine lithographed plates, one with a figure (of a snake) hand-coloured. Original printed wrappers.
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€350.00
A rare work with large plates - even includes a new family
On the rep...
Boulenger, G. A.
On the reptiles and batrachians of the Solomon Islands.
London, The Zoological Society of London, 1886. Large 4to (32.2 x 25.4 cm). 28 pp. [35-62] and seven very fine lithographed plates, one with a figure (of a snake) hand-coloured. Original printed front wrapper, and later rear wrapper.
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€250.00
A rare work with large plates
The natura...
Buckman, J.
The natural history of British meadow and pasture grasses, with an account of their economy and agricultural indications.
London, Hamilton, Adams, & Co., 1858. 8vo (19.3 x 12.0 cm). iv, 73 pp., two engraved plates in double suite, viz. two hand-coloured and two plain. Publisher's rich embossed cloth with gilt title on the front board.
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€200.00
A very rare special copy in double suite
Thesaurus...
Burmannus, J. [J. Burman; Burmann]
Thesaurus Zeylanicus, exhibens plantas in insula Zeylana nascentes, inter quas plurimae novae species et genera inveniuntur. Omnia iconibus illustrata, ac descripta. [Including] Catalogus plantarum Africanarum, quas Paulus Hermannus botanices professor, ad Caput Bonae Spei olim observavit. [AND] Catalogus plantarum Africanarum, quas Henricus Bernardus Oldenlandus , & Joannes Hartog , botanici egregii, in Capite Bonae Spei quondam invenerunt, ac denominaverunt.
Amstelaedam, Jansson-Waesberg & Salomon Schouten, 1737. 4to (25.8 x 21.5 cm). Engraved frontispiece (portrait of Burmann). Title in red and black with finely engraved title vignette; [xvi], 235, [xv], 33 [Catalogi plantarum Africanarum], [i] pp.; 111 fine engraved plates [numbered 1-110; 18*, and one without number, not counted] of Ceylonese or Sri Lankan plants. Contemporary cat's paw calf. Spine with four raised, gilt-ornamented bands; compartments rich gilt with floral vignettes and a red morocco label with gilt title. Red edges.
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€3,200.00
Only edition of the first illustrated flora of Ceylon (now Sri-Lanka), with many fine plates