Malacology

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

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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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€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.
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€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.
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€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.
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€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.
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€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.
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€350.00
Rare part of the Conchologia Iconica by Lovell Reeve
Conchologi...
Reeve, L. A.
Conchologia Iconica. Monograph of the genus Columbella.
London, Lovell A. Reeve, 1858-1859. 4to (28.0 x 22.0 cm). Title page and 37 hand-coloured lithographed plates with explanatory text leaves and printed index. Original "The Oast House, Brook, Ashford" pictorial wrappers.
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€1,350.00
Rare copy of Reeve's monograph of the Columbellidae
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.
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€950.00
The best 19th-century monograph of the genus Marginella
Conchologi...
Reeve, L. A.
Conchologia Iconica. Monographs of the genus Cerithidea, Cerithium, Lampania, Potamides, Pyrazus, Telescopium, Tympanotonos , and Vertagus .
London, Lovell A. Reeve, 1865-1866. Folio (25.9 x 20.3 cm). Titles and indices to all parts, and 36 beautifully hand-coloured plates [ Cerithidea (1866) 4; Cerithium (1865) 20; Lampania 1866) 2; Potamides (1866) 1; Pyrazus (1865) 1; Telescopium (1865) 1; Tympanotonos (1866) 2; Vertagus (1865-1866) 5]; all with explanatory text leaves. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with gilt lines and title. Marbled endpapers.
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€1,200.00
Very rare copy of the combined Cerithoidea in Reeve's "Conchologia Iconica"
Conchologi...
Reeve, L. [A.]
Conchologia Iconica. Monograph of the genus Arca.
London, Lovell Reeve, 1843-1844. 4to (28.0 x 23.0 cm). 17 finely hand-coloured lithographic plates with explanatory text leaves, and index. Later cloth with gilt title on the spine.
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€850.00
The complete "Ark" section of the most important 19th-century shell iconography
Chs. Darwi...
Rolle, F.
Chs. Darwin's Lehre von der Enstehung der Arten im Pflanzen- und Thierreich in ihrer Anwendung auf die Schöpfungsgeschichte. dargestellt und erläutert. Mit Holzschnitten.
Frankfurt am Main, Johann Christian Hermann, 1863. 8vo (21.0 x 13.3 cm). [vi], 274 pp., several woodengravings in the text. Original full cloth with gilt title on the spine. Speckled edges.
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€750.00
Very rare, early contribution to the dissimination of Darwin's ideas in Germany
Descriptio...
Savigny, J. C.
Description de l'Égypte. Histoire naturelle, planches, coquilles. Plate 5.
Paris, Imprimerie Impériale, 1810 ["1809"]. Folio (67.5 x 50.1 cm). Loose leaf, finely engraved.
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€100.00
A rare, single very large leaf of red Sea shells collected during the Napoleonic expedition to Egypt