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Tableau en...
Bonnaterre, [P. J.]
Tableau encyclopédique et methodique des trois regnes de la nature, dédié et présenté a M. Necker, Ministre d'État, & Directeur Général des Finances. Erpétologie, ophiologie.
Paris, Panckoucke, 1789-1790. Large 4to (28.7 x 22.3 cm). xxviii, 70, [i] pp. 69 engraved plates, as follows: 1-7 [amphibians], 1-6 [turtles], 1-12, 6(II) [reptiles]; xliv, 76 pp., 43 (A, 1-42) [snakes]. Beautiful period-style half calf over mottled boards. Rich gilt spine with five raised gilt-ornamented bands and red morocco label with gilt title. Marbled endpapers. Edges red.
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€1,500.00
The complete amphibians and reptiles from the famous Encyclopédie Méthodique
Descriptio...
Duméril, A. [H. A.]
Description des reptiles nouveaux ou imparfaitement connus de la collection du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle et remarques sur la classification et les charactères des reptiles. Premier mémoire. Ordre des chéloniens et premières familles de l'ordre des sauriens (crocodiliens et caméléoniens).
Paris, Gide et J. Baudry, 1852. Large 4to (32.3 x 25.0 cm). Title page and half-title (to the issue), 56 pp., nine plates (of which six finely hand-coloured). Later boards. Original printed wrapper mounted on front board.
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With the inclusion of five new turtles, one new crocodile, and two new chameleons
Mission Sc...
Duméril, A. [H. A.] and M. [F.] Bocourt
Mission Scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale. Ouvrage publié par ordre du Ministre de l'Instruction Publique. Recherches zoologiques. Troisième partie. Étude sur les reptiles et les batraciens. Livraisons 1-15.
Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1870-[1897]. Large 4to and matching folio (36.5 x 27.5 cm). General herpetological title; 860 pp.; 90 lithographed plates [numbered 1-68; 17bis, 18bis, 20A-G, 21A-C, 22A-J], of which 21 hand-coloured. Loose-leaved, as issued. In later portfolio.
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€12,500.00
The 15 first 'livraisons' of the rare Mission Scientifique - Reptilia
Beiträge z...
Gravenhorst, J. L. C. C.
Beiträge zur genauern Kenntniss einiger Eidechsengattungen.
Breslau and Bonn, Academia Caesareae Leopoldino-Carolinae, 1837. Large 4to (29.3 x 22.4 cm) title page, 72 pp. [pp. 713-784], three finely engraved plates. Contemporary pebbled cloth over marbled boards. Gilt title on the spine.
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€420.00
"...an extremely important paper" (Vanzolini)
Über die i...
Gravenhorst, J. L. C. [C.]
Über die im zoologischen Museum der Universität Breslau befindlichen Wirtelschleichen (Pseudosaura), Krüppelfüssler (Brachypoda), und einige andere, denselben verwandte Reptilien aus den Zünften der Schleigen und Dickzüngler.
Breslau, Academia Caesareae Leopoldino-Carolinae, 1847. 4to (29.6 x 22.6 cm). Title page, 102 pp., 19 engraved plates. Later blind green cloth boards, printed paper label on the spine.
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€850.00
On new and little-known 'glass' lizards
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
Biologia C...
Günther, A. C. L. G.
Biologia Centrali Americana: Reptilia and Batrachia.
London, Taylor & Francis, 1885-1902. Large 4to (30.3 x 24.8 cm). xx, 326 pp., 76 plates (eight in full colour). Publisher's blue cloth. Gilt title on the spine. Top edge gilt.
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€3,800.00
A great classic and a one of the most important contributions to herpetology by Günther
Historiae...
Jonston, J.
Historiae naturalis de serpentibus libri duo.
Heilbronn, F. J. Eckebrecht, 1758. Folio (37.7 x 22.6 cm). 55, [iii] pp.; 12 engraved plates. Contemporary (possibly original) paper-covered boards. Short title in script on spine.
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€2,400.00
Superior edition of Jonston's famous work on snakes
Der Artenw...
Kammerer, P. [and O. Wettstein]
Der Artenwandel auf Inseln und seine Ursachen ermittelt durch Vergleich und Versuch an den Eidechsen der dalmatinischen Eilande. Nebst einem Anhang: Zur Systematik der adriatischen Insel-Eidechsen von Dr. Otto Wettstein.
Wien und Leipzig, Franz Deuticke, 1926. Large 8vo (24.2 x 16.9 cm). xiv, 324 pp., 35 text illustrations, eight large, folded, chromolithographed plates. Original blue cloth with gilt title on the spine and front board.
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€450.00
Dedicated by Kammerer to his daughter Lacerta
Delices de...
Knorr, G.
Delices de la nature ou choix de tout ce que les trois regnes de la nature renferment de plus digne des recherches d'un curieux, pour en former un cabinet ouvrage communiqué ci-devant au public par Georg Wolfgang Knorr célébre graveur de Nuremberg continué par ses héritiers avec les descriptions et remarques de Philippe Louis Statius Müller ... revû, corrigé et augmenté d'une préface par Mr. Jean Ernest Emanuel Walch ...traduit de l'allemand par Jaques Frederic Isenflamm. [Amphibiens, lézards, serpens].
Nuremberg, les héritiers de feu G. W. Knorr, 1779. Folio (46.5 x 33.0 cm). Six very beautiful hand-coloured engraved plates, in portfolio.
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€1,800.00
A herpetological rarity with great hand-coloured plates
Beschäftig...
Martini, [F. H. W.] (ed.)
Beschäftigungen der Berliner Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde. Zweeter Band.
Berlin, Joachim Pauli, 1776. 8vo (19.2 x 11.2 cm). Title page with finely engraved vignette; xl, 607 pp.; 14 folded, engraved plates of which ten in original hand-colouring (plates numbered I-XIII, IXA). Original speckled paper covered boards with paper label on the spine. Speckled edges.
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€450.00
Rare early modern contributions to herpetology, shells, insects, and more
[Original...
Mertens, R.
[Original manuscript of his paper on Grandidier's dwarf gecko, Lygodactylus tuberifer Boettger and its lectotype]
[Frankfurt am Main, 1970]. Handwritten on rectos (and one verso) of eight uniform, loose, ruled leaves (21.0 x 14.9 cm).
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€150.00
Great thoughts on a small lizard