Malacology

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

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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
Historiae...
Jonston, J.
Historiae naturalis e quadrupeditus libri [I], de quadrupetibus, libri II [AND] III de insectis [AND] de serpentibus, libri V de piscubus et cetis [AND] IV, de exanguibus aquaticis, Libri VI. De avibus. [Complete].
Frankfurt am Main, Matthias Merian, 1650-1653. Six parts in four. Folio (32.6 x 19.6 cm) with 249 engraved plates and six engraved title pages (four resembling frontispieces, engraved by Matthias Merian). Part I (no date, but 1650) 232 [iv] pp., 80 plates; Part III (AND) Part II (1653) 200, [vii]; 40, [iii] pp., 40 [28, 12] plates; Part V (no date, but 1650) (AND) part IV (1650) 228; 78; [xii] pp., 67 [47, 20] plates; Part VI (1650). 227, [vii] pp. 62 plates. Contemporary uniform full mottled calf. Spines with six raised bands, compartments with rich gilt floral patterns and two green morocco labels with gilt titles.
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€8,500.00
A complete copy of the rare first edition of Johnston's famous "Historiae Naturalis"
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 canalifères. III. Rocher, triton, ranelle.
Paris, Rousseau, and J. B. Baillière, 1841-1843. 4to (32.0 x 25.0 cm). Title page and half-title, 219 pp., 80 finely hand-coloured engraved plates [131 pp., 47 plates (rocher); 48 pp., 18 plates (triton); 40 pp., 15 plates (ranelle)]. Contemporary half cloth over marbled boards. Spines with gilt title. Marbled endpapers.
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€1,850.00
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
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