Malacology

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

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Exploratio...
Deshayes, G. P.
Exploration scientifique de l'Algérie pendant les années 1840, 1841, 1842 publiée par ordre du Gouvernement et vec le concours d'une Commission Académique. Science physiques Zoologie. Histoire naturelle des Mollusques.
Paris, Fortin-Masson, Langlois et LeClercq, 1844-1847. Folio (37.0 x 28.1 cm). pp. 133-140, 185-576 (of 609 pp.) and 131 hand-coloured or very finely tinted and precisely executed lithographed plates after Lakerbauer, Vaillant, Thiolat and others. In a 20th century blue cloth box with printed paper label.
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€2,850.00
Part of a work with the finest full colour plates of living bivalves
Catalogue...
Deshayes, G. P.
Catalogue des mollusques de l'Ile de la Réunion (Bourbon).
Paris, Dentu, 1863. 8vo (23.7 x 15.3 cm). Half title, title page with engraved vignette, 148 [4, 144] pp., 14 lithographed plates [numbered XXVII-XLI], all but one hand-coloured (as intended). Contemporary green embossed cloth with gilt title on the spine. Mint endpapers, speckled edges.
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€900.00
Rare and essential contribution to the marine shells of Reunion and the Indian Ocean
La conchyl...
Dezallier d'Argenville, A. J. D.
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
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
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
Index moll...
Dunker, G. [= W. (B. R. H.)]
Index molluscorum maris japonici. Conscriptus et tabulis iconum xvi illustratus.
Casselis Cattorum [Kassel], Theodor Fischer, 1882. 4to (27.3 x 22.1 cm). vii, 301 pp., 16 finely lithographed plates of which 13 superbly hand-coloured. Near contemporary grained blue half cloth over grained burgundy cloth. Script title on the spine.
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€2,500.00
The first major work on Japanese Mollusca, with fine plates
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
A history...
Forbes, E. and S. [ C. T.] Hanley
A history of British Mollusca and their shells.
London, John van Voorst, 1848-1853. Four volumes in four. Large 8vo (24.5 x 15.2 cm). Half titles and titles; 2,064 pp., 203 finely hand-coloured engraved plates, as follows. I: lxxx, 486 pp.; plates A-I, K-U, W, AA-PP, RR-VV, XX-ZZ, AAA-SSS; II: viii, 557 pp.; III: x, 616; IV: vi, 302; plates I-CXXXIII, CXIV A-F. Contemporary full polished tree calf by F. Bedford. Spines with five raised, gilt-lined bands; compartments rich gilt with elaborate floral patterns, red and green morocco labels with gilt title; boards with gilt floral borders, gilt inner dentelles. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt.
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€3,800.00
Perhaps the most beautiful set ever
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