Lepidoptera

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[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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€350.00
An apparently very rare work on Dutch butterflies, which seems to be unrecorded
Manuscript...
[Ant, H.]
Manuscript based on Staudinger's printed list of Palaearctic Lepidoptera.
Not published, no date [but after 1936; probably ca. 1950]. Large 8vo (24.0 x 16.1 cm). 161 ruled pages with mounted strips with printed text. Mid-20th century black blind cloth over marbled boards.
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€250.00
An entomological manuscript by the malacologist, ecologist and entomologist Herbert Ant
Charles Da...
[Charles Darwin] Poulton, E. B.
Charles Darwin and the Origin of Species. Addresses, etc. in America and England in the year of the two anniversaries. By Edward Bagnall Poulton ... Published Nov. 24, 1909, being the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of 'On the Origin of Species'.
London, Longmans, Green, and Co., 1909. 8vo (22.1 x14.4 cm). xvi, 302 pp. Publisher's blue buckram with gilt title on the spine.
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€400.00
Rare contribution to Darwinism, partly based on new discoveries by Hugo de Vries
Insects [f...
Diderot, D. and J. d'Alembert (eds.)
Insects [from the Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire des sciences, plates 75-83].
[Paris, Briasson, David, Le Breton, 1768]. Folio (39.2 x 25.1 cm, or wider). Nine plates with large engravings, each with fine, contemporary hand-colouring, gilt border and printed caption.
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€1,500.00
Brunet does not record coloured copies
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
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
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
Musterblät...
Godron, R.
Musterblätter für naturzeichnen und malen.
Hannover and Wien, Günther Wagner, 1906. Folio (46.0 x 31.0 cm). [i] p.; 15 loose full colour pochoir plates. Original paper-covered quarter linen portfolio with printed full colour pictorial title mounted on the front board. Patterned endpapers.
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€580.00
A rare complete copy of this finely illustrated work
Journals o...
Grey, G.
Journals of two expeditions of discovery in north-west and western Australia during the years 1837, 38, and 39, under the authority of Her Majesty's Government. Describing many newly discovered, important and fertile districts, with observations on the moral and physical condition of the aboriginal inhabitants, &c., &c.
London, T. and W. Boone, 1841. Two volumes in two. 8vo (14.0 x 22.3 cm). Two lithographed frontispieces, one being hand-coloured and depicting a western-Australian Aboriginal person; (2), xiv, 412 pp., (16); vii, 482 pp.; 20 lithographed plates of which five hand-coloured. Original uniform embossed cloth. Gilt title and vignette on the spines. Yellow endpapers.
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€380.00
First edition of an expedition narrative with chapters on the zoology and new, illustrated, herpetological species
The butter...
Humphreys, H. N.
The butterfly vivarium. Or, insect home: being an account of a new method of observing the curious metamorphoses of some of the most beautiful of native insects. Comprising also a popular description of the habits and instincts of many of the insects of the various classes referred to; with suggestions for the successful study of entomology by means of an insect vivarium. Illustrated with coloured engravings.
London, William Lay, 1858. 8vo (18.2 x 13.2 cm). xi, 288, [iii] pp., eight hand-coloured steel-engraved plates. Original blue, blind-stamped cloth with gilt title on the spine and large gilt vignette on the front board. All edges gilt.
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€250.00
According to Horn-Schenkling, "Selten" (Rare)
British bu...
Humphreys, H. N. and J. O. Westwood
British butterflies and their transformations, arranged and illustrated in a series of plates by H. N. Humphreys; with the descriptions by J. O. Westwood.
London, William Smith, 1841. Large 4to (26.9 x 20.8 cm). Finely hand-coloured lithographed frontispiece, xii, 139 pp., 42 finely hand-coloured lithographed plates. Contemporary full Russia leather. Boards with gilt triple border, gilt lining to edges and gilt inner dentelles; front board with gilt initials; spine with five gilt-lined raised bands; compartment rich gilt with vases and floral patterns, and gilt title. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt.
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€1,450.00
A sumptuously bound copy commemorating a regretful event
Mission sc...
Hyades, P. (ed.)
Mission scientifique de Cap Horn (1882-1883). Tome VI (Zoologie), part II. Insectes. [Complete for the Insecta].
Paris, Gauthier-Villars et fils, 1887. Five parts in one. 4to (26.5 x 21.3 cm). 63, 7, 9, 35, 45 pp., ten chromolithographic plates. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards, with five raised bands and gilt lettering on the spine. Floral-patterned endpapers.
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€350.00
A very good, contemporary bound copy of this important contribution to the insects of Tierra del Fuego