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

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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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The most important Swiss scientific journal
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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A scarce and very important geological and palaeontological contribution to the Pyrenees
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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Rare early modern contributions to herpetology, shells, insects, and more
Unknown il...
Martyn, T.
Unknown illustrations for the "Universal Conchologist": Fine handcoloured stipple engravings of lesser-known Indo-Pacific and South Pacific marine shells.
[London, the author], ca. 1780. Six oblong sheets (27.0 x 33.2 cm) with original stipple-engraved handcoloured illustrations of shells.
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Unrecorded and seldom-seen original Martyn illustrations
A new dict...
Martyn, W. F.
A new dictionary of natural history; or compleat universal display of animated nature. With accurate representations of the most curious and beautiful animals, elegantly coloured.
London, Harrison, [1784-]1785. Two volumes in two. Folio (39.5 x 25.0 cm). One hundred engraved and finely hand-coloured plates. Contemporary uniform half calf over marbled boards.
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Cute illustrations based on specimens in the collections in the Leverian Museum
Die Fauna...
Michaelsen, W. and R. Hartmeyer (eds.)
Die Fauna südwest-Australiens. Ergebnisse der Hamburger südwest-Australischer Forschungsreise 1905.
Jena, Gustav Fischer, 1907-1914. Four (of five) parts in four. 4to (26.5 x 19.0 cm). 2,143 pp.; one map, 42 plates (some coloured). Contemporary uniform half-calf with gilt titles on spines. Marbled endpapers. Top edges gilt. All original printed wrappers bound in.
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Many new data on the herpetology of the South West of Western Australia
Los fósile...
Philippi, R. A.
Los fósiles terciarios i cuartarios de Chile.
Santiago de Chile, Gobierno de Chile, 1887. Large 4to (31.3 x 26.4 cm). 256 pp.; 58 fine lithographic plates. Publisher's (?) embossed cloth, boards with rich gilt-ornamented borders and title. Spine with five raised bands, compartmens with gilt vignettes and title. Inner dentelles. Endpapers with floral pattern, all edges marbled.
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Rare first, Spanish, publication of the fossil shells of Chile
Traité de...
Pictet, F.
Traité de Paléontologie où histoire naturelle des animaux fossiles considérés dans leurs rapports zoologiques et géologiques. [Text and atlas, complete].
Paris, Baillière, 1853-1857. Five parts in five. 8vo (four text parts; 20.7 x 12.7 cm) and 4to (atlas; 30.7 x 23.5 cm). 110 fine lithographed plates. Later uniform half calf over original green cloth (text volumes) or olive grained calf with gilt-patterned borders (atlas). Spines with uniform gilt-bordered raised bands and brown morocco labels with gilt title. Text parts with speckled edges, atlas with marbled edges and marbled endpapers.
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A rare, complete set of the second, improved edition
Memorias s...
Poey y Aloy, F.
Memorias sobre la historia natural de la Isla de Cuba, acompañadas de sumarios latinos y extractos en frances. Tomo 1 - Tomo 2. [Complete].
Havana, Barcina, 1851-1856, 1858. Two volumes in two. Large 8vo (24.8 x 16.7 cm). 463, 442 pp.; 34, 19 lithographed plates, of which 17 hand-coloured or partly hand-coloured. Later uniform half morocco over line boards. Spines with gilt titles.
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Extremely rare work on the snails, insects, and fish of Cuba
Der Jura.
Quenstedt, F. A.
Der Jura.
Tübingen, H. Laupp, [1856]-1858. Thick 8vo (22.5 x 14.9 x 7.0 cm). vi, 1066 pp., 100 engraved plates, 42 text engravings and three hand-coloured, folded geological tabels. 20th century half calf over marbled boards. Spine with five raised, gilt-bordered bands and green morocco label with gilt title.
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An extremely well-illustrated work on the Jurassic system
Reeve, L. A.
Conchologia Iconica. Monograph of the genus Mangelia.
London, Lovell A. Reeve, 1846. 4to (28.0 x 22.0 cm). Title page and eight hand-coloured lithographed plates with explanatory text leaves, plus index leaf. Original The Oast House, Brook, Ashford pictorial wrappers.
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Rare part of the Conchologia Iconica by Lovell Reeve
Reeve, L. A.
Conchologia Iconica. Monograph of the genus Marginella.
London, Lovell A. Reeve, 1864-1865. 4to (28.0 x 22.0 cm). Title page and 27 hand-coloured lithographed plates with explanatory text leaves and printed index. Original "The Oast House, Brook, Ashford" pictorial wrappers.
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The best 19th-century monograph of the genus Marginella