Malacology

All works on shells, snails, slugs, bivalves, cephalopods, etc

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l'Histoire...
[Dezallier d'Argenville, A. J. D.]
l'Histoire naturelle éclaircie dans une de ses parties principales, l'Oryctologie, qui traite des terres, des pierres, des métaux, des minéraux, et autres fossiles. Ouvrage dans lequel on trouve une nouvelle méthode Latine & Françoise de les diviser, & une notice critique des principaux ouvrages qui ont paru sur ces matières.
Paris, De Bure, 1755. 4to (28.6 x 21.1 cm). Engraved frontispiece, [6], xvi, 560 [1] pp., 26 engraved plates. Contemporary full mottled calf, richly floral gilt spine with five raised bands and gilt lettered red morocco label. Marbled endpapers, edged red.
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€1,000.00
The least-known of d'Argenville' s three works on shells, fossils, and precious stones
La conchyl...
Dezallier d'Argenville, [A. J. D.] [Favanne de Montcervelle, (J.) de and (G.) de Favanne de Montcervelle]
La conchyliologie, ou histoire naturelle des coquilles de mer, d'eau douce, terrestres et fossiles; avec un traité de la zoomorphose, ou repésentation des animaux qui les habitent: ouvrage dans lequel on troeve une nouvelle méthode de les diviser. Par M. Desallier d'Argenville... Ouvrage considérablement augmenté de planches en taille-douce, qui représentent les figures de plus de deux milles testacées, dessinées d`après nature, accompagnées de descriptions étendues & de remarques sur chaque famille, avec plusieurs tables systématiques & des nomenclatures étrangeres. Troisième édition, dédiée au roi, par MM. De Favanne de Montcervelle pere & fils.
Paris, De Bure, 1780. Two volumes in two. Large 4to (28.9 x 21.2 cm). Two engraved frontispieces, one engraved portrait, 1,786 [lx, 878; 848] pp., 19 [7, 12] engraved plates. Uniform contemporary full mottled calf. Spines rich gilt-ruled and with two gilt-lettered green morocco labels. Boards with gilt-patterned borders and dentelles. Marbled endpapers; light-yellow edges.
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€1,500.00
A very good copy of the text volumes - with 19 plates - of the "Favannes" edition
Histoire n...
Duclos, P. L.
Histoire naturelle générale et particulière de tous les genres de coquilles univalves marines a l'état vivant et fossile, publiée par monographies ou description et classification méthodique de toutes les espèces connues jusqu à ce jour, représentées en couleur avec la figure et l'anatomie d'un assez grand nombre de mollusques nouvellement découverts.
Paris, privately published, 1835. Folio (44.0 x 30.5 cm). 13 fine lithographic plates by Prêtre, finely hand-coloured. Original printed wrappers.
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€1,850.00
Rare work on beautiful shells, finely illustrated by Jean Prêtre
Explicatio...
Dufrenoy, [O. P. A.] and [J. B. A. L. L.] Élie de Beaumont
Explication de la carte géologique de la France. Volumes I-IV (text and atlas), and two maps. [Complete].
Paris, Imprimerie Royale, Imprimerie Nationale, 1841-1879. Four volumes in seven, and a large map in six folded sheets, each ca. 70 x 205 cm (including borders) with linen covers. Large 4to (four text volumes; ca. 27.5 x 21.0 cm); folio (two atlas volumes, 26.8 x 35.7 cm). Tome premier: Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1841. Large 4to. xxii, 825 pp., 71 text engravings (mainly profiles); Tome deuxième: Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1848. Large 4to. xii, 813 pp., 105 text engravings (mainly views and profiles), one large, folded chromolithographed geological map (finished by hand) of France (printed surface: 57 x 54 cm, and consisting of 15 smaller sections, mounted on linen and folded) bound in the rear; Tome troisième. Première partie (by Dufrénoy): Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1873. Large 4to. viii, 231 pp., 18 text engravings (mainly profiles). Printed wrappers. Tome quatrième. Seconde partie. Végétaux fossiles du terrain houiller (by Zeiller): Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1879. Large 4to. 185 pp. Printed wrappers; Tome quatrième. Atlas (in two volumes). Première partie. Fossiles principaux des terrains (by É. Bayle). Seconde partie. Végétaux fossiles du terrain houiller (by Zeiller): Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1878. Folio. Title page, half title to first part. 86 lithographed plates with explanatory text leaves, numbered I-LXXXVI; 90 lithographed plates with explanatory text leaves, numbered LXXXVII-CLXXVI (the last 16 on plants), for a total of 176 plates. Volumes I, II, and IV plate volumes in near uniform contemporary dark-green pebbled morocco over marbled boards. Spines with five gilt-stippled bands, and gilt title. Marbled endpapers. The text volumes with top edge gilt, atlases with marbled top edges. Text volumes III and IV in original printed wrappers. The large chromolithographed map in six sheets (approximately 218 x 223 cm) is contained in a contemporary, book-like crimson box with gilt-lettered spine, with raised bands and patterned paper sides.
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€8,000.00
Very rare complete set of the famous "Explication de la carte géologique de la France" with two (very) large maps
Mission sc...
Fischer, P. [H.] and [J. C.] H. Crosse
Mission scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale, ouvrage publié par ordre de S. M. l'Empereur et par les soins du Ministre de l'Instruction publique. Recherches zoologiques pour servir à l'histoire de la faune d'Amérique Centrale et du Mexique publiées sous la direction de M. Milne Edwards. Septième Partie. Études sur les mollusques terrestres et fluviatiles du Mexique et du Guatemala.
Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1870-1902. Two parts in five. Large 4to and matching folio (36 x 28 cm). Title pages to the zoology part, the volume, the text, and the atlas; 702; 731 [1-376, 377-731] pp.; 72 lithographed plates of which 46 finely and accurately hand-coloured. Part I (text) in contemporary olive half calf with gilt-lined borders over marbled boards. Spine with five raised, gilt-stippled bands; compartments with gilt triple cadres, and two (red and light brown) morocco labels with gilt titles. Marbled endpapers. Part II (text) and plates to part I and Part II loose, as issued, in four uniform, marbled portfolios.
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€12,000.00
The first and rarest work on the continental Mollusca of Mexico and Guatemala
Report on...
Forbes, D. et al.
Report on the geology of South America. Part I. Bolivia and southern Peru: with notes on the fossils by Professor Huxley, ... J. W. Salter ... T. Rupert Jones.
London, The Geological Society [Taylor and Francis], 1861. 8vo (22.2 x 14.0 cm). 84 pp., Two hand-coloured maps, one very long, multifolded profile, three lithographed plates showing fossils. Original printed wrappers.
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€375.00
Rare offprint of an important work on the geology and palaeontology of the Andes
Fauna der...
Fritsch, A.
Fauna der Gaskohle und der Kalksteine der Permformation Böhmens. Band I-IV. [Complete].
Prag, Selbstverlag and F. Řivnáč, 1879-1899 [1901?]. Four volumes in four. Folio (34.0 x 25.5 cm). 459 pp., lavishly illustrated with 167 mostly chromolithographed plates (several double-sized or larger, folded), and over 400 text engravings, of which some plate-sized. Volume I (1883): 182 pp., 48 plates (some larger, folded, a few plain), 160 text engravings; volume II (1889): 114 pp., 44 plates (several larger, folded; numbered 49-90, 80b, 81b), 79 text figures (numbered 117-188); vol. III (1895): 132 pp., 42 plates [several (much) larger; numbered 91-132], 122 text engravings (numbered 189-310); vol. IV (1901): 101 pp., full colour frontispiece, of a landscape with "Miriopoden"; 33 plates (numbered 133-165), 64 text engravings (numbered 311-394, and including phototypes of fossil animals and tracks, freshwater bivalves, and, e.g. the author at work). Original uniform brown cloth sumptuously embossed with black floral borders, and gilt vignettes depicting Permian amphibians, reptiles and fish. Marbled edges.
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€8,500.00
Magnificent and exceedingly rare work on the fossil faunas of Bohemia
Monographi...
Gregorio, A., De
Monographie de la faune Éocénique de l'Alabama et surtout de celle de Claiborne de l'étage Parisien (horizon à Venericardia planicosta Lamk.). Avec 46 pl. (contenant 1480 figures de 751 espèces et mutations).
Palermo, Librairie International L. Pedone Lauriel (Charles Clausen), 1890. Folio (33.2 x 24.0 cm). 316 pp., 46 fine lithographed plates. Original printed boards.
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€800.00
A very rare and important work - presented by Archibald Geikie to Edinburgh University
Dictionnai...
Guérin, F. E.
Dictionnaire pittoresque d'histoire naturelle et des phénomènes de la nature, contenant l'histoire des animaux, des végétaux, des minéraux, des météores, des principaux phénomènes physiques et des curiosités naturelles, avec des détails sur l'emploi des productions des trois règnes dans les usages de la vie, les arts et métiers et les manifactures. rédigé par une société de naturalistes, sous la direction de M. F. E. Guérin. Tome I-IX. [Complete].
Paris, "Bureau de Souscription" [F. E. Guérin-Ménéville], 1833-1839. Nine volumes in nine. 4to (28.3 x 18.3 cm). Text and 720 plates of which 718 hand-coloured. Uniform contemporary green morocco over marbled boards. Spines with four raised, blind-tooled bands, compartments with gilt triple borders and title. Marbled endpapers, sprinkled edges.
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€3,500.00
A rarely seen complete set with all 720 plates
Reise der...
Hochstetter, [C. G.] F. [Ritter] von
Reise der oesterreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859 unter den Befehlen des Commodore B. von Wüllerstorf-Urbair. Geologischer Theil. Erster Band: Erste Abtheilung, Geologie von Neu-Seeland [AND] Zweite Abtheilung, Paläontologie von Neu-Seeland.
Wien, Karl Gerold's Sohn, 1864-1865. In two volumes. 4to (31.0 x 24.2 cm). Volume 1 (1864): Half-title and title page; tissue-guarded frontispiece; xlvii, 274 pp.; two unnumbered chromolithographed plates (tissue-guarded); six large, folded, full-colour tissue-guarded maps [Tafeln 1-6]; five plates with engraved or tinted views [Tafeln 7-11]; numerous text engravings; volume 2 (1865): half-title and title page, sectional titles; pp. v-vii, 1-318; 26 lithographed plates [numbered I-XXVI], of which several tinted, and each with explanatory text leaves. Original uniform, printed wrappers.
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€650.00
The complete New Zealand earth sciences of a famous expedition
Natuurkund...
Houttuyn, M. [Linneaus]
Natuurkundige beschrijving der hoorens, volgens het zamenstel van C. Linnaeus. Met gekleurde platen.
Amsterdam, Lodewijk van Es, [1771]. 8vo (20.8 x 12.3 cm) [21.6 x 13.5 cm]. Title page, [vi], 630, [x] pp., six folded, finely hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary marbled boards. Spine with gilt lines and red morocco label with gilt title. Yellow edges.
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€300.00
A very nice contemporary hand-coloured copy of the "hoorens" (gastropods)
Naturgesch...
Hüpsch, J. W. K. A. Freiherr Von
Naturgeschichte des Niederdeutschlands und anderer Gegenden. I-II (plates)
Nürnberg, Raspe, [1781-]1805. Small folio (28.2 x 22.0 cm). Volume I(I-VII), II(VIII-XV). In new protective wrapper with original wrapper text printed.
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€1,250.00
A very rare set of all the plates that were ever published