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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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An apparently very rare work on Dutch butterflies, which seems to be unrecorded
[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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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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Rare contribution to Darwinism, partly based on new discoveries by Hugo de Vries
Musée des...
Delarue, [J.]
Musée des Lépidoptères. Collection de papillons de toutes les parties du monde.
Paris, Arnauld de Vresse, [ca. 1840]. Folio (42.0 x 30.1 cm). Gilt-lettered title page; 12 chromolithographed plates with captions, finished by hand, some heightened with silver and gum arabic. Original green cloth with large gilt-embossed decoration and title to front panel and blind-tooled borders.
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Exceedingly rare book on butterflies, not in any bibliography, nor in any library
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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Brunet does not record coloured copies
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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The best works of Fabre in the finest bindings
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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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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A rare work on noxious butterflies with fine illustrations
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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A rare complete copy of this finely illustrated work
Over het h...
Hoeven, J. van der
Over het hart der Krokodillen en de geschiedenis onzer kennis van hetzelve [AND] Over een nieuw kenmerk om het geslacht Libellula van Aeshna te onderscheiden [AND] Eenige berigten aangaande Gottfried Reinhold Treviranus [AND] Systematische beschrijving van eenige insekten van Noord-Nederland [AND] Over het getal der luchtgaten (Stigmata) by Scolopendra [AND] Over het vleugelhaakje bij de avond- en nachtvlinders (Lepidoptera crepuscularia et nocturna).
Leiden, Amsterdam, [several publishers], 1839. 8vo (20.9 x 12.4 cm). About 60 pp. with one wood-engraved text figure and three engraved plates drawn by the author. Contemporary blind-tooled red cloth with gilt bands on spine. Yellow endpapers.
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A nice collection of rare papers by an important Dutch herpetologist and entomologist
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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According to Horn-Schenkling, "Selten" (Rare)
Jung, C. C.
Alphabetisches Verzeichnis der bisher bekannten Schmetterlinge aus allen Welttheilen mit ihren Synonymen. [Band I-II] (Complete).
Marktbreit, Knenlein, 1791-1792. Two volumes in two. 8vo (16.6 x 10.2 cm). [viii], 338; [iv], 406 pp.; two nice woodcut vignettes in the text. Uniform contemporary half calf over greyish marbled boards; spines with five raised bands with gilt lines, two ornamental gilt-bordered labels with gilt titles. All edges red.
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A lepidopterological rarity in a contemporary binding