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

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Lacépède, B. G. É. De
Oeuvres du Comte de Lacépède, comprenant l'histoire naturelle des quadrupèdes ovipares, des serpents, des poissons et des cétacés, avex la synonymie des auteurs modernes les plus célèbres. Nouvelle édition dirigée par M. A. G. Desmarest.
Bruxelles, T. Lejeune, 1833-1834. Five text volumes and one atlas. Large 8vo (24.2 x 15.7 cm). With 221 plates, viz. 188 lithographed plates of which 179 finely hand-coloured, and 33 engraved anatomical plates; folding table. Contemporary uniform green half calf, spines with gilt lettering and ornaments.
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An attractively bound copy with all the fine plates
Versuch üb...
LaFaille, C. de
Versuch über die Naturgeschichte des Maulwurfes und die Anwendung verschiedener Mittel ihn zu vertilgen. Mit Kupfern. Durch Hrn. de la Faille ... und mit wichtigen Zusätzen vermehret von J. P. E* z. K*.
Frankfurt and Leipzig, Fleischer, 1778. Small 8vo (16.5 x 10.0 cm). [vi], 102 pp., two large, folded engraved plates. 19th century blind marbled boards. Edges speckled red.
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A rare early work on moles and how to deal with them
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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Lankester, E. R.
On Okapia , a new genus of Giraffidae, from Central Africa.
London, The Zoological Society of London, 1902. Large 4to (32.2 x 26.0 cm). 36 pp., 14 text engravings, three lithographed plates (of which one in fine chromolithography). Original printed wrappers.
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A surprise from darkest Africa
Venerie No...
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
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
A new dict...
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