All works on mammals from mammuths to mice, extinct an/or living

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Camper, P.
Account of the organs of speech of the orang outang. [Philosophical Transactions, 1779 Part I].
London, The Royal Society, 1779. 4to (25.5 x 19.7 cm). 21 pp., one large, double-folded engraved plate. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with five gilt-bordered raised bands. Black morocco label with gilt title. All edges speckled red.
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Talking orangs...
Planches p...
Camper, P.
Planches pour les oeuvres de P. Camper, qui ont pour objet l'histoire naturelle, le physiologie et l'anatomie comparée.
Paris, Theodore Dabo, 1803. Folio (46.0 x 31.0 cm) with one fine engraved portrait by B. Roger and 34 engraved plates. Original blind wrappers.
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Unusual views of the elephant, horses, frog and man by one of the founders of comparative anatomy
De Hyaena...
Castelli, P.
De Hyaena odorifera. Figuris aeneis adornata. Edition nova auctior.
Francofurti [Frankfurt am Main], Hermann à Sande, 1668. 12mo (14.5 x 8.8 cm). Title page with woodcut vignette, [3]-79, [v] pp.; four larger, folded engraved plates. 20th century full vellum.
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Rare first monograph of the hyena
Cornalia, É.
Mammiféres fossiles de Lombardie. Carnivores, rongeurs, ruminants. [Complete].
Milano, J. Bernardoni (for A. Stoppani), 1858-1871. 4to (31.5 x 24.2 cm). 95 pp., 29 [I, I-XXVII] plates (first plate I, larger, double-folded, with cave profiles; plates II, XV, XVI, XVIII and XX also larger, folded). Early 20th century black buckram with gilt title on the spine.
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Fine rare work showing spectacular skulls of extinct mammals
Corse, J.
Observations on the different species of Asiatic elephants, and their mode of dentition [AND] Some observations on the structure of the teeth of graminivorous quadrupeds; particularly of the elephant and Sus aethiopicus (by E. Home).
London, The Royal Society, 1799. Two papers in one. Large 4to (29.4 x 22.6 cm). 55 [33; 22] pp., 17 [8; 9] large, folded engraved plates. Original printed wrappers.
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The most detailed 18th-century study on Asiatic elephants
Faune méri...
Crespon, J.
Faune méridionale ou description de tous les animaux vertébrés vivans et fossiles, sauvages ou domestiques qui se rencontrent toute l'année ou qui ne sont que de passage dans les plus grande partie du Midi de la France; suivie d'une méthode de taxidermie ou l'art d'empailler les oiseaux.
Nimes, chez l'auteur, and Montpellier, M. Lebrun, 1844. Two volumes of text and one atlas in three. 8vo (text volumes 21.5 x 13.0 cm; atlas 21.6 x 15.2 cm). 714 pp. [xxviii, 320, (2); ix, 354 (1)], 74 lithographed plates (one double-sized and double present). Contemporary uniform pebbled calf over pebbled boards. Spines with gilt lines and title. Marbled endpapers.
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A rare French zoological monograph with the often missing atlas
Curti auf Weissenhof, C.
Landwirtschaftliche Tafeln. XXVIII. Schafzucht. Zusammengestellt und beschrieben von Constantin Curti auf Weissenhof.
Wien, Anton Hartinger & Sohn, 1869. Very large, oblong folded, chromolithographed sheet (58.7 x 71.3 cm) in printed pocket (20.5 x 12 cm).
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Rare large plate on mid-19th-century sheep farming
Cows. [Two...
Cuyp, A.
Cows. [Two original etchings].
Dordrecht, [the artist], [ca. 1640-1675]. Two etchings on oblong sheets of paper, as follows: A group of three Dutch cows, in a meadow near a ditch (9.9 x 14.8 cm; printed surface 6.9 x 7.5 cm); AND Two Dutch cows and two resting farmers (9.7 x 14.7 cm; printed surface 7.0 x 7.5 cm). In two uniform white cardboard frames with transparent overlays.
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Two lovely original Albert "Cow"p etchings
Sexual sel...
Darwin, C.
Sexual selection in relation to monkeys.
London, Nature, 1876. Folio (28.2 x 19.6 cm). pp. 17-18 in: issue 15(366) [pp. i-viii, 1-20]. Original printed wrappers.
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Sex in the monkey
Histoire e...
Deleuze, [J. P. F.]
Histoire et description de Muséum Royal d'Histoire Naturelle, ouvrage rédigé d'après les ordres de l'administration du Muséum.
Paris, A. Royer, 1823. Two volumes in two. 8vo (21.5 x 13.8 cm). vi, 720 pp., three folded maps, five engraved plates (all tissue-guarded) to volume I; nine tissue-guarded engraved plates to volume II, for a total of 14 plates and three maps [complete]. Uniform contemporary full tree calf. Spines with gilt lines and vignettes, two red morocco labels with gilt titles. Edges yellow.
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An attractive, contemporary bound copy
Essai géol...
Devèze de Chabrol, J. S. and J. B. Bouillet
Essai géologique et minéralogique sur les environs d'Issoire, département du Puy-de-Dôme, et principalement sur la Montagne de Boulade.
Clermont-Ferrand, Thibaud-Landriot, 1827. Folio (41.0 x 26.2 cm). xii, 104 pp., hand-coloured lithographed geological map and hand-coloured profile, and 30 lithographed plates depicting vertebrates and several tables, including one very large, folded in the text. Contemporary half morocco over marbled boards. Spine with gilt lines and title. Marbled endpapers; speckled edges.
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Rare early treatise on European fossil mammals
Histoire n...
Diderot, D. and J. d'Alembert (eds.)
Histoire naturelle Planche X. Le couguar, le linx. [Contemporary hand-coloured plate].
Paris, Briasson, 1768. Single sheet. Folio (39.8 x 25.4 cm). Engraved plate with printed caption; finely hand-coloured; frame gilted.
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A very rare contemporarily coloured plate from Diderot and d'Alembert's Encyclopédie