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

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Historia M...
Schröck, L.
Historia Moschi, ad normam Academiae Naturae Curiosorum.
Augsburg, Theophil Göbel, 1682. 4to (19.7 x 15.8 cm). Engraved allegorical title, letterpress title page, [x], 124, [v] pp.; three engraved plates (one folded), large wood-engraved vignette. Contemporary blue paper boards. Spine with small dark red morocco label with gilt border and title. Edges red.
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Rare, first monograph on the "Moschus", or Musk deer in a very good condition
Dr. G. H....
Schubert, G. H. von
Dr. G. H. v. Schubert's Naturgeschichte der Säugetiere für Schule und Haus [AND] Naturgeschichte der Vögel für Schule und Haus [AND] Naturgeschichte der Reptilien, Amphibien, Dische, Insekten, Krebse, Würmer, Weichtiere, Stachelhäuter, Pflanzentiere & Urtiere für Schule und Haus. [Complete]. ADDED: Two illustrated publisher's catalogues.
Ecklingen, J. F. Schreiber, 1886. In three volumes. Mixed 4to and folio (32.1 x 22.0 cm). [(vi), 22; (iv), 22; (ii), vi, 76] pp.; 91 [31; 30; 30] all but one double-sized full colour plates. Numerous text engravings, most of the second volume (eggs) in full colour. Quarter red linen over blue paper boards with near uniform full colour, mounted pictorial front covers. Pictorial endpapers (being an illustrated catalogue of other natural history works of the publisher).
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A wonderfully preserved, complete set
Traité d'a...
Soemmering, S. T. et al. [translated and edited by A. J. L. Jourdan]
Traité d'anatomie générale ou histoire des tissus et de la composition chimique du corps humain. Volumes II-VIII, Atlas. [Complete].
Paris, J. B. Baillière, 1843-1847. Seven text parts in eight, two atlas parts in one. 8vo text(20.5 x 12.7 cm), and folio atlas (23.5 x 31.1 cm) with 33 lithographed and engraved plates with descriptive text. Uniform contemporary green morocco over green mottled boards. Spines with four raised bands, gilt vignettes and black morocco labels with gilt title. Marbled endpapers, speckled edges.
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Walking bones...
Italian ma...
Spagnesi, M., S. Toso and A. M. de Marinis (eds.).
Italian mammals.
[Roma], Ministero dell'Ambiente, Servizio Conservazione della Natura, and Instituto Nazionale per la Fauna Selvatica A. Ghigi, 2000. Two parts in two. Elephant folio (Atlas), 4to (text). 204 pp. with 83 fine coloured loose plates, all by Umberto Catalano. In original cloth portfolio with gilt title and vignette (49.2 x 34.6 x 5.1 cm).
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A collection of beautifully produced large plates and much more
Voyage au...
Sparrman, A.
Voyage au Cap de Bonne-Espérance, et autour du monde avec le capitaine Cook et principalement dans les pays des Hottentots et des Caffres. Avec cartes, figures et planches en taille douce. Traduit par M. Le Tourneur.
Paris, Buisson, 1787. Three volumes in three. 8vo (19.3 x 12.2 cm). 1,155 [xxxii, 390; 367; 366] pp.; double-sized frontispiece, 15 [2; 7; 6] copper-engraved plates and one large, folded engraved map. Contemporary uniform full polished calf. Boards with gilt pattered borders and gilt dentelles. Spine with gilt floral vignettes and green morocco labels with gilt titles. Marbled endpapers.
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First French 8vo edition by Sparrman, who sailed round the world with Captain Cook. Most is devoted to South Africa
Report on...
Spencer, [W.] B. (ed.)
Report on the work of the Horn Scientific Expedition to Central Australia. Part II. Zoology.
London, Dulau; Melbourne, Mullen and Slade, 1896. 4to (25.6 x 19.2 cm). iv, 431 pp.; 29 plates, of which 14 in chromolithography (three mammals, three birds, four reptiles, one amphibian, three molluscs). Printed errata sheet tipped in. Original blue buckram with gilt title on the spine.
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The complete zoology of a scientifically very important expedition
Sturm, J.
Kupfersammlung zu Schuberts und jeder andern Naturgeschichte brauchbar. In 12 Blättern, nach der Natur gezeichnet, gestochen und gemahlt.
Nürnberg, privately published, (n.d., but circa 1826). 8vo (20.1 x 12.0 cm). pp. v-viii, 12 hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary blind grey/black mottled paper covered boards. Original printed wrappers bound in.
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A very rare, privately published work with nice, coloured plates
Voyage de...
Tachard, G.
Voyage de Siam, des peres jesuites, envoyez par le Roy aux Indes & à la Chine. Avec leurs observations astronomiques, et leurs remarques de physiques, de géographie, d'hydrographie, & d'histoire.
Paris, Arnould Seneuze, Daniel Horthemels, 1686. 4to (23.8 x 17.5 cm). [xvi], 424, [viii] pp. Engraved title-vignette, engraved headpieces and initials to the dedication page and six chapters; ten full-page and ten double-paged leaves with engravings, signed by Pierre Paul Sevin (artist) and Cornelis Vermeulen (engraver), for a total of 20 plates. Contemporary full calf. Spine with five raised bands; compartments with rich gilt floral patterns and dark red morocco label with gilt title. Marbled endpapers.
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The rare first edition, complete with all twenty plates
Report of...
Tokunaga, S. et al.
Report of the First Scientific Expedition to Manchoukuo. Under the leadership of Shigeyasu Tokunaka. June - October 1933. Section II [Geology]. Part I-IV. [Complete].
Tokyo, Asahi, 1934-1939. Four volumes in four. 4to (26.0 x 19.0 cm). Ca. 700 pp. with 124 plates and three folding coloured maps. Original uniform printed stiff wrappers.
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A rare, complete geological section of the results of an expedition to northern China
Vallisnieri, A.
Considerazioni ed experienze intorno alle generazione de' Vermi ordinari del corpo umano.
Padua, Seminario, 1710. 4to (33.9 x 17.0 cm). [x], 160 pp.; four large, folded engraved plates. 19th century half calf over marbled boards. Spine with four raised bands, compartments with gilt lines and vignettes, and gilt title.
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The first modern work on intestinal worms
Wagler, J. [G.]
Natürliches System der Amphibien mit vorangehender Classification der Säugethiere und Vögel. Ein Betitrag zur vergleichenden Zoologie. Mit einer Kupfer- und Verwandtschaftstafel.
München, Stuttgart und Tübingen, G. G. Cotta, 1830. 8vo (21.4 x 12.7 cm). vi, 354 pp.; two very large, multi-folded engraved plates. 19th-century pebbled half calf over marbled boards. Spine with four raised, gilt-ornamented bands, gilt-rolled bands at head and foot, and gilt title. Brown endpapers; marbled edges.
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Wagler's last herpetological work - at 30
Washington, M. Baron Von
Landwirtschaftliche Tafeln. XXV. Schweinezucht. Zusammengestellt und beschrieben von Max Baron v. Washington.
Wien, Anton Hartinger & Sohn, 1871. 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 hog farming