Mammalogy

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

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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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€250.00
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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€500.00
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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€850.00
The complete zoology of a scientifically very important expedition
Kupfersamm...
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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€680.00
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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€1,450.00
A rare, complete geological section of the results of an expedition to northern China
Consideraz...
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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€1,500.00
The first modern work on intestinal worms
Descriptio...
Vosmaer, A.
Description d'une espèce rare de singe d'Amerique à longue queuë, nommé quatto, par les naturels de païs, et, par les Hollandais, bosch-duivel, (diable des bois,) ou slinger-aap, (singe voltigeur;) reçu de la colonie Hollandoise de Surinam; et conservé dans le cabinet de son altesse sérénissime, monseigneur le prince d'Orange et de Nassau, Stadhouder héreditaire, gouverneur, capitaine géneral et amirail des Provinces-Unies des Pais-Bas, &c. &c. &c.
Amsterdam, Pierre Meijer, 1773. 4to (27.3 x 21.0 cm). 12 pp. (including title page), one engraved plate with contemporary colouring. Disbound.
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€250.00
A rare, contemporary coloured copy
Landwirtsc...
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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€175.00
Rare large plate on mid-19th-century hog farming
Unterschie...
Weigel, C. W.
Unterschiedliche Arten von grimmig-reissenden Thieren.
Nürnberg, J. C. Weigel, ca. 1715. Oblong folio (16.8 x 27.8 cm). Engraved title page and 11 engraved plates. Later blind blue paper-covered boards.
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€1,800.00
After Rubens and Potter: the grimmest of all animals