Malacology

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

75 items found
List View Grid View
Voyage dan...
Orbigny, A. D. d'
Voyage dans l'Amérique méridionale (le Brésil, la république orientale de l'Uruguay, la république Argentine, la Patagonie, la république du Chili, la république de Bolivia, la république du Perou). Exécuté dans le cours des années 1826, 1827, 1828, 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832 et 1833. Atlas zoologique. Mollusques.
Paris, P. Bertrand; Strasbourg, V. Levrault, 1840-[1847]. Folio (33.7 x 25.0 cm). With 79 (of 86) lithographed and mostly hand-coloured plates. In a recent portfolio with paper boards and title on the spine.
Read more
€950.00
The rare molluscan plates of Alcide d' Orbigny's greatest work
Dictionnai...
Orbigny, C. H. d'
Dictionnaire universel d'histoire naturelle servant de complément aux oeuvres de Buffon, de G. Cuvier, aux encyclopédies, aux anciens dictionnaires scientifiques et resument les traités spéciaux sur les diverses branches des sciences naturelles, etc.
Paris, Charles d'Orbigny, 1849. 16 parts in 16 (13 text volumes, three plate atlases). Large 8vo (23.5 x 15.2 cm). With 288 tissue-guarded, mostly hand-coloured and chromolithographed plates, after Travies and others. A few plates are tinted, or plain, as intended. Uniform contemporary green quarter calf over green pebbled boards. Spines with gilt lines, ornaments and title. Marbled endpapers. All edges speckled.
Read more
€3,750.00
The rare first edition of the largest and best-illustrated natural history encyclopaedia of the 19th-century
Voyage aut...
Petit-Thouars, A. Du
Voyage autour du Monde sur la frégate La Venus, pendant les années 1836-1839, publié par ordre du roi, sous les auspices du ministre de la marine. Atlas de Zoologie [AND] Atlas de Botanique.
Paris, Gide, 1846-1855. Large folio (54.7 x 36.0 cm). Printed front wrapper; [ii] pp. (Table des planches); half-title "Atlas de Zoologie", 79 engraved plates of which 74 finely hand-coloured; title "Atlas de Botanique", [i] (index), half-title (to the work), 28 engraved plates.
Read more
€7,500.00
The rare complete zoological and botanical illustrations of a famous expedition to the South Seas
De animali...
Philes, M.
De animalium proprietate, ex prima editione Arsenii et libro Oxoniensis restitutus a Joanne Cornelio de Pauw, cum ejusdem animadversionibus et versone Latina. Gregorii Bersmanni. Accedunt ex eodem libro Oxoniensi non pauca hactenus inedita.
Trajecti ad Rhenum [Utrecht], Guilielmus Stouw, 1730. 4to (19.7 x 15.2 cm). Title in black and red. [xiv], 347, [iii] pp. Text in ancient Greek and Latin. Contemporary vellum. Script title on the spine.
Read more
€750.00
George Cuvier's copy of a rare edition of a work by the Byzantine poet Manuel Philes
Abbildunge...
Philippi, R. A.
Abbildungen und Beschreibungen neuer oder wenig gekannter Conchylien.
Cassel, Theodor Fischer, 1845-1851. Three parts in three (complete). 4to (28 x 21.5 or 22 cm) [12], [8], [8] pp, 144 fine hand-coloured lithographed plates with ca. 900 accompanying text sheets. Uniform contemporary red half calf over red grained boards. Spines with four raised bands; compartments with gilt titles and number.
Read more
€4,500.00
A very rare and important series of well-illustrated monographs
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.
Read more
€1,600.00
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). With 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.
Read more
€750.00
A rare, complete set of the 2nd, improved edition
Catalogue...
Pilsbry, H. A.
Catalogue of the marine mollusks of Japan with descriptions of new species and notes on others collected by Frederick Stearns.
Detroit, Frederick Stearns, 1895. 8vo (22.7 x 14.6 cm). viii, 196 pp., 11 lithographed, engraved, and phototype plates. Publisher's green full cloth with gilt title on the front board. Floral patterned endpapers.
Read more
€500.00
A very good copy of the rare, elegantly bound 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.
Read more
€3,800.00
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.
Read more
€475.00
An extremely well-illustrated work on the Jurassic system
Conchologi...
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.
Read more
€350.00
Rare part of the Conchologia Iconica by Lovell Reeve
Conchologi...
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.
Read more
€950.00
The best 19th-century monograph of the genus Marginella