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

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Landois, H. (ed.)
Westfalens Tierleben in Wort und Bild. [Erster Band]; [Zweite Band] Die Vögel in Wort und Bild. Die Vogelwelt Westfalens. Dritter Band: Die Reptilien, Amphibien und Fische in Wort und Bild. [Complete].
Paderborn, Ferdinand Schöningh, 1883-1892. Three volumes in three. Large 8vo (24.6 x 17.2 cm). Engraved frontispiece of a typical Westphalian farm and cattle, titles in red and black, [viii, 412; 363; 441] pp., 19 chromolithographed plates, more than 189 [62; 37; more than 42, 48] numbered engravings of which many page-sized. Uniform richly embossed, black and gilt printed pebbled boards. Spines rich gilt. Floral endpapers. Marbled edges.
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A rare, complete copy in an unusually good condition
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Le Verrier de la Conterie, J.
Venerie Normande, ou l'école de la chasse aux chiens courants, pour le lievre, le chevreuil, le cerf, le daim, le sanglier, le loup, le renard & la loutre; avec les tons de chasse, accompagnés de chacun une explication sur l'occasion & les circonstances où ils doivent être sonnés; et un traité des remedes, un traité sur le droit de suite, & un dictionnaire des termes de chasse, &c.
Rouen, Laurent Dumesnil, 1778. 8vo (20.3 x 12.5 cm). xvi, 526 pp., 27 fine mostly folded woodengraved plates (some printed on blue paper and/or on recto and verso), mostly by Caron and including 12 large text engravings of music being "Tons de Chasse et Fanfares". Near contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with gilt ornaments and title. Marbled endpapers; speckled edges.
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Hunting in Normandy: an 18th century DIY
Leidy, J.
Contributions to the extinct vertebrate fauna of the Western Territories. [Part I of Volume I of the Department of the Interior's Report of the United States Geological Survey of the Territories].
Washington, DC, Government Printing Office, 1873. 4to (28.9 x 23.2 cm). 358 pp., 37 tinted lithographed plates with explanatory text leaves. Later blue half Rexine over plain grey boards. Gilt title on the spine.
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Fine illustrations of new and rare fossil mammals and reptiles
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Lesson, R. P.
Histoire naturelle de Buffon. Mammifères. Oiseaux. [Atlas].
Paris, Pourrat Frères, [?1833-1834]. In three volumes. 8vo (22.2 x 14.4 cm). Two title pages, two frontispiece portraits, 327 plates on 325 sheets. Uniform early 19th century embossed calf. Spines rich gilt with floral vignettes, and titles. Gilt monogram on front boards. Marbled endpapers.
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Unrecorded edition to Lesson's improved edition of the "Buffon" with plates by Prêtre, Traviés, and Oudart
Museum S:a...
Linnaeus, C.
Museum S:ae R:ae M:tis Ludovicae Ulricae reginae Svecorum, Gothorum, Vandalorumque &c. &c. &c. In quo animalia rariora, exotica, imprimis insecta & conchilia describuntur & determinantur prodromi instar editum. [AND] Museum S:ae R:ae M:tis Adolphi Friderici regis ...Aves, Amphibia, Pisces describuntur. Tomi secundi prodromus.
Holmiae, Laurentius Salvius, 1764. 8vo (20.4 x 12.4 cm). [vi], 722, 111 pp. Contemporary full speckled calf, gilt lines, spine with five raised bands, gilt-lined compartments, red morocco label with gilt title. All edges speckled.
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A fine copy containing Linnaeus's descriptions of the rich natural history cabinets of the king and queen of Sweden
Loche, [V.]
Exploration scientifique de l'Algérie, pendant les années 1840, 1841, 1842 publiée par ordre du gouvernement et avec le concours d'une commission académique. Sciences physiques. Zoologie. V. Histoire naturelle des mammifères.
Paris, Arthus Bertrand, 1867. Folio (37.3 x 28.1 cm). Half-title, title page, 123 pp.; seven colour-printed engraved plates à la poupée, finished by hand. Somewhat later half morocco over floral boards. Spine with gilt title. Brown endpapers.
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Desert animals, including a new cat, plates done à la poupée
A study of...
MacInnes, D.G.
A study of fossil Mammalia from East Africa [original manuscript].
Unpublished [n.d., but ca 1938.] 4to (26.0 x 20.4 cm). Original typed manuscript with 336 pp., 143 original photographs in various sizes, and some original drawn maps. Full contemporary dark blue cloth with gilt title on spine.
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Fine manuscript on extinct elephants and other mammals collected by Louis Leakey's expeditions
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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
Meyer, J. D.
Vorstellungen allerhand Thiere. Plate LXX [Elephant]
Nürnberg, A. Bieling, 1752. Folio-size (41.5 x 25.5 cm). Printed, partially hand-coloured plate.
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A fine print from an old, rare, and peculiar work
Dieren van...
Moerkerk, J. M.
Dieren van nabij.
Amsterdam, De Bezige Bij, [1949]. Large 4to (26.4 x 20.4 cm). 208 pp., numerous b/w illustrations. Original pictorial cloth.
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An extremely rare work on animals in zoos
Museum d'H...
Museum d'Histoire Naturelle
Museum d'Histoire Naturelle: Annales volumes 1-21 (AND) Nouvelles Annales volumes 1-4 (AND) Mémoires volumes 1-20 (AND) Archives volumes 1-10 (AND) Nouvelles Archives Series I volumes 1-10; Series II volumes 1-10; Series III volumes 1-9.
Paris, Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, 1802-1897. 84 volumes in100 parts. Large 4to (slightly differing dimensions per series, the largest being the last series, at 32.0 x 25.0 cm). 2,048 copper engravings and lithographed plates of which many double-sized or larger, and/or hand-coloured or in chromolithography, and seven portraits. Contemporary uniform marbled boards with morocco labels on the spines in different colours for the different series; original printed wrappers of several issues bound in (Annales, Mémoires, Nouvelle Annales), and near contemporary uniform cloth bindings with red morocco labels (Archives and Nouvelles Archives, first series), and original printed wrappers (last two series of the Nouvelles Archives).
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From Lamarck to Père David: The congregation of all the leading 19th-century French botanists and zoologists
Historia n...
Nieremberg, J. E.
Historia naturae, maxime peregrinae, libris XVI distincta. In quibus rarissima naturae arcana, etiam astronomica, & ignota Indiarum animalia, quadrupedes, aves, pisces, reptilia, insecta, zoophyta, plantae, metalla, lapides, & alia mineralia, fluviorumque & elementorum conditiones, etiam cum proprietatibus medicinalibus, dexcribuntur; novae & curiosissimae questiones disputantur, ac plura sacrae scripturae loca eruditè enodantur. Accedunt de miris & miraculosis naturis in Europâ libri duo: item de iisdem in terrâ Hebraeis promissâ liber unus.
Antverpia, Plantiniana, Balthasar Moret, 1635. Folio (35.4 x 22.0 cm). [vi], 502, [xvi, lxxxviii, iv] pp. with a nice engraved title vignette and 69 woodcuts of plants and animals in the text. Large Plantin vignette "Labore Constantia" on last printed leaf. Contemporary full calf, boards with gilt-lined borders, spine with five raised bands and gilt-bordered red morocco title label.
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Rare early work on the natural history of the tropical Americas. Copy with the publisher' logo