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View of th...
Châtelet, [C. L.] and P. Vanlerberghe and J. Merigot
View of the source of the glaciers and the lake of Kandersteig - Vue de la glaciers et de Lac du Kandersteig.
London, G. & W. Nicoll, 1801. Very large broadsheet (80.2 x 56.3 cm). Aquatint, finished by hand.
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€1,750.00
One of the earliest views of the glacier; of importance in establishing reduction the length of the glacier in historic times
Zur erkenn...
Ehrenberg, C. G.
Zur erkenntniss der Organisation in der Richtung des kleinsten Raumes. Zweiter Beitrag. Entwicklung, Lebensdauer und Structur der Magenthiere und Räderthiere oder sogenannten Infusorien, nebst einer physiologischen Characteristik beider Klassen und 412 Arten derselben. Vorgetragen in der Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin im Jahre 1831.
Berlin, Königliche Akademie der Wissenschaften (F. Dümmler), 1832. Very large 4to (38.1 x 26.5 cm). Title page, 154 pp., four engraved plates, of which two hand-coloured. Near contemporary marbled boards.
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€450.00
A rare and fundamental work on Protozoa
The Britis...
Houghton, W.
The British fresh-water fishes.
London, William MacKenzie, 1879. Folio (37.5 x 27.9 cm). Half-title, title page, xxiv, 204 pp., engraved head-pieces showing scenery; 41 chromolithographed plates (one acting as frontispiece). Original black, diced calf over olive-green linen boards. Gilt title on the spine. Blue endpapers. Top edge gilt.
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€450.00
Renowned for its fine, large illustrations
Natuurkund...
Marsigli, L. F. Comte de (Marsilli, L. Graave van)
Natuurkundige Beschryving der Zeeën.
's Gravenhage, De Compagnie, 1786. Folio (41.6 x 26.0 cm). Half-title, a nice hand-coloured engraved allegorical frontispiece, title page with woodcut vignette. [ii], xxvi, 216 pp. Seven mostly folded engravings, five hand-coloured engraved maps and profiles, and 40 beautifully hand-coloured engraved plates (for a total of 52 plates and maps), woodcut endpieces and capitals. Contemporary half calf over speckled boards. Spine with six raised bands, compartments with gilt floral vignettes and burgundy morocco label with gilt title.
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€7,500.00
Extremely rare hand-coloured copy of the first book on corals
Diagnoses...
Toni, J. de [= G. de Toni]
Diagnoses algarum novarum. Post sylloges editionem descriptarum. I (Centuriae I-XI) [AND] II (Centuria I). [All published].
Brixia [Brescia], privately published by the author (and heirs?), 1937-1955. 12 parts in 12 (17.7 x 13.6 cm). 1200 pages. (Near) contemporary uniform brown cloth with gilt title on the spines.
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€1,600.00
A very rare work on algae with many new descriptions
Historia n...
Wagner, J. J.
Historia naturalis Helvetiae curiosa, in VII, sectiones compendiosè digesta.
Tiguri [Zürich], J. H. Lindinner, 1680. 12mo (12.6 x 7.3 cm). Title page, [xxiii], 390, [xxviii] pp. Late 18th or early 19th century speckled boards. Spine with red morocco label with gilt lines and title. Speckled edges.
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€500.00
A fine, very early work on Swiss natural history