Malacology

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

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De beschry...
Kaempfer, E.
De beschryving van Japan, behelsende een verhaal van den ouden en tegenwoordigen staat en regeering van dat Ryk.
The Hague, P. Gosse and J. Neaulme; Amsterdam, Balthasar Lakeman, 1729. Folio (37.5 x 25.0 cm). 500 pp. Half-title, title page explanation, frontispiece (engraved title) by I. C. Philips, letterpress title in red and black; 48 double-sized maps and plates (I-XVII, XXX-XLV, XXIV*, A-BXXVIII, A-BXXIX). Contemporary full mottled calf; spine with six raised bands; compartments rich gilt with fine, elaborate floral ornaments, and red morocco label with gilt title; boards with double gilt roll stamped border, gilt floral corner pieces and central vignettes. Mottled edges.
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€12,000.00
A very good, large paper copy in an exceptional contemporary Dutch binding
Geologie d...
Karrer, F.
Geologie der Kaiser Franz Josefs Hochquellen-Wasserleitung. Eine Studie in den Tertiär-Bildungen am Westrande des alpinen Theiles der Niederung von Wien.
Wien, Hölder, 1877. Large 4to (33.5 x 25.5 cm). xiii, 420 pp. 96 text engravings, 20 folded profiles, maps and lithographed plates, mostly coloured and several very large (size up to 32 x 100 cm), seven folded charts and tables. Later half cloth with paper label on the spine.
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€400.00
A masterpiece
Spécies gé...
Kiener, L. C.
Spécies générales et iconographie des coquilles vivantes comprenant la collection du Muséum d'Histoire naturelle de Paris, la collection Lamarck, celle du Prince Masséna (appartenant maintenant A. M. B. Delessert) et les découvertes récentes des voyageurs. Famille des enroulées. Genre Cone.
Paris, Rousseau, and J. B. Baillière, 1844-1850. One part in two (text and atlas). 4to (32.0 x 25.0 cm). Title page and half title, 379 pp.; 111 fine hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary uniform half cloth over marbled boards. Spines with gilt title. Marbled endpapers.
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€2,850.00
A very rare large-paper edition of the most beautiful French work on shells
Spécies gé...
Kiener, L. C.
Spécies générales et iconographie des coquilles vivantes comprenant la collection du Muséum d'Histoire naturelle de Paris, la collection Lamarck, celle du Prince Masséna (appartenant maintenant A. M. B. Delessert) et les découvertes récentes des voyageurs. Famille des columellaires. I. Mitre ( Mitra ), volute ( Voluta ), marginelle ( Marginella ).
Paris, Rousseau, and J. B. Baillière, 1841-1843. 4to (32.0 x 25.0 cm). Title page and half title, 234 pp., 99 finely hand-coloured engraved plates [120 pp., 34 plates (Mitra); 70 pp., 52 plates (Voluta); 44 pp., 13 plates (Marginella)]. Contemporary half cloth over marbled boards. Spines with gilt title. Marbled endpapers.
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€1,650.00
A very rare large-paper edition of the most beautiful illustrations of volutes and mitres
Spécies gé...
Kiener, L. C.
Spécies générales et iconographie des coquilles vivantes comprenant la collection du Muséum d'Histoire naturelle de Paris, la collection Lamarck, celle du Prince Masséna (appartenant maintenant A. M. B. Delessert) et les découvertes récentes des voyageurs. Famille des canalifères. I. Cérite ( Cerithium ), pleurotome ( Pleurotoma ), fuseau ( Fusinus ).
Paris, Rousseau, and J. B. Baillière, 1839-1842. 4to (32.0 x 25.0 cm). Title page and half title, 250 pp., 90 finely hand-coloured engraved plates [104 pp., 32 plates (cérite); 84 pp., 27 plates (pleurotome); 62 pp., 31 plates [numbered 1-30, 17bis] (fuseau)]. Contemporary half cloth over marbled boards. Spines with gilt title. Marbled endpapers.
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€1,650.00
A very rare large-paper edition of the most beautiful French work on shells
Tentamen m...
Klein, J. T.
Tentamen methodi ostracologicae sive dispositio naturalis cochlidum et concharum in suas classes, genera et species. [AND] Lucubratiuncula de formatione, cremento et coloribus testarum, quae sunt cochlidum et concharum, [AND] Commentariolum in locum Plinii Hist. Natur. Libr. IX. Cap. XXXIII. [AND] Sciagraphia methodi ad genus Serpentium ordinate digerendum.
Leiden, G. J. Wishoff, 1753. Three works in one volume. 4to (24.7 x 19.6 cm). [3], [5], 177, [5]. [18], [4]; [6], 44; 16, (2) pp., with 12 engraved plates (to first work), and one engraved plate in the text (in second work), a few text vignettes. Contemporary mottled half calf over speckled boards, spine with five raised bands, gilt linings and gilt and black lettered morocco and vellum labels. Edges marbled.
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€650.00
Early, widely followed classifications
Ergebnisse...
Kükenthal, W. and R. Hartmeyer
Ergebnisse einer zoologischen Forschungsreise nach Westindien.
Jena, Gustav Fischer, 1908-1916. Four parts (of six) in one. 8vo (23.3 x 15.9 cm). 586 pp., one map, 28 plates and 207 text figures. Near contemporary black pebbled cloth. Gilt title on the spine. Original printed wrappers bound in rear.
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€500.00
The rare first parts, forming Zoologische Jahrbücher Supplement XI
Systematis...
Küster, H. C.
Systematisches Conchylien-Cabinet von Martini und Chemnitz. Fortgesetzt von Hofrath Dr. G. H. v. Schubert und Professor Dr. J. A. Wagner. In Verbindung mit Dr. L. Pfeiffer, Dr. Philippi und Dr. Dunker neu herausgegeben und vervollständigt. Die Gattungen Paludina, Hydrocaena und Valvata . In Abbildungen nach der Natur.
Nürnberg, Bauer und Raspe (Julius Merz), 1852-[1853]. 4to. Title page to the series, title page and half title to the part, 96 pp., 14 finely hand-coloured engraved plates. Original boards with printed label pasted on the front board.
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€700.00
Rare part of the largest and longest-running malacological series, dealing with freshwater snails
Venus sail...
Lairesse, G. De
Venus sails to Cyprus. [Original print].
1675. Single printed sheet on thick paper (23.0 x 18.0 cm; print size: 22.0 x 17.0 cm), mounted on cardboard (26.0 x 21.6 cm).
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€150.00
Venus sails to Cyprus, by the 17th-century painter and friend of Rembrandt, De Lairesse
Acta Helve...
Lambert, J. H., D. Bernouilli, and others
Acta Helvetica, Physico-Mathematico-Anatomico-Botanico-Medica, figuris aeneis illustrata & in usus publicos exarata. I-V.
Basel, Johann Rudolph Im-Hof, 1751-1762. Five volumes in two. 4to (20.0 x 16.5 cm). Titles in red and black. 1764 pp. [I(1751) (vi), 104, 72; II(1755) (iv), 272; III(1758)(iv), 442; IV(1760) (viii), 412, (x); V(1762): (vi), 424]; 57 folded engraved plates and two folded tables. Uniform contemporary full calf. Spines with four raised bands, tan morocco labels with black titles. All edges red.
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€1,000.00
The most important Swiss scientific journal
Descriptio...
Leymerie, A. [F. G. A.]
Description géologique et paléontologique des Pyrenées de la Haute-Garonne accompagnée d'une carte topographique et géologique à l'echelle 1:200.000 et d'un Atlas...
Toulouse, Privat, 1878, 1881. In two volumes. Text (1881) 8vo (24.0 x 16.0 cm). Atlas (1878) oblong 4to (23.5 x 31.5 cm). 1,027 pp., 51 lithographed plates of which 11 tinted or coloured (and of which 30 are on fossils), including a large folded transection of the Pyrenees, Haute Garonne, and the large coloured geological map (with 20 colours) mounted on linen. Original printed wrappers (text) and boards (atlas).
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€1,300.00
A scarce and very important geological and palaeontological contribution to the Pyrenees
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