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Die Labyri...
Burmeister, H.
Die Labyrinthodonten aus dem bunten Sandstein von Bernburg, zoologisch geschildert. Erste Abtheilung. Trematosaurus. [All published].
Berlin, G. Reimer, 1849. 4to (34.0 x 25.1 cm). 71 pp.; four fine lithographed plates. Original quarter cloth over printed boards.
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Discovery of a amphibian-reptile intermediate
Buvignier, [N.] A.
Statistique géologique, minéralogique et paléontologique du Département de la Meuse.
Paris, J. B. Baillière, 1852. Folio (45.0 x 31.0 cm). Atlas with title page and 52 pp. of explanatory text; 29 fine lithographed plates of fossils; one double-sized hand-coloured geological map, two hand-coloured profiles (separately numbered, but on one sheet), for a total of 32 "plates". Original blue quarter cloth portfolio with blue boards. Front board with printed title.
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The great rare atlas, with many new and poorly known shells
Éponges fo...
Courtiller, A.
Éponges fossiles des Sables du terrain Crétacé supérieur des environs de Saumur. Étage Sénonien de d'Orbigny suivies des nullipores a squelette silicieux de l'étage Sénonien.
Paris, Savy, 1874. Very large 8vo (27.0 x 18.8 cm). 54 pp. (including two half-titles and title page), 109 [98, 8bis, 21bis, 22bis; 8] lithographed plates, including one very large, triple-folded. Contemporary half morocco over marbled boards. Spine with five raised bands. Compartments with gilt floral vignettes and title. Marbled endpapers. Sprinkled edges.
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Rare, second, expanded edition of a finely illustrated monograph on fossil sponges of France
A monograp...
Davidson, T.
A monograph of British Cretaceous Brachiopoda. [AND] M. R. Sahni, the Terebratulidae of the British Chalk. [AND] N. E. Pettitt, The Rhynchonellidae of the British Chalk.
London, The Palaeontographical Society, 1854-1953. 4to (27.0 x 20.6 cm). 205 pp., 21 [12, 9] lithographed plates; 62 pp.; ten plates; 58 pp., three plates. Later half calf, spine with five raised, gilt bordered bands, and gilt titles on spine. Edges speckled red.
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The complete Palaeontographical Society Cretaceous Brachiopoda
Dufrenoy, [O. P. A.] and [J. B. A. L. L.] Élie de Beaumont
Explication de la carte géologique de la France. Volumes I-IV (text and atlas), and two maps. [Complete].
Paris, Imprimerie Royale, Imprimerie Nationale, 1841-1879. Four volumes in seven, and a large map in six folded sheets, each ca. 70 x 205 cm (including borders) with linen covers. Large 4to (four text volumes; ca. 27.5 x 21.0 cm); folio (two atlas volumes, 26.8 x 35.7 cm). Tome premier: Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1841. Large 4to. xxii, 825 pp., 71 text engravings (mainly profiles); Tome deuxième: Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1848. Large 4to. xii, 813 pp., 105 text engravings (mainly views and profiles), one large, folded chromolithographed geological map (finished by hand) of France (printed surface: 57 x 54 cm, and consisting of 15 smaller sections, mounted on linen and folded) bound in the rear; Tome troisième. Première partie (by Dufrénoy): Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1873. Large 4to. viii, 231 pp., 18 text engravings (mainly profiles). Printed wrappers. Tome quatrième. Seconde partie. Végétaux fossiles du terrain houiller (by Zeiller): Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1879. Large 4to. 185 pp. Printed wrappers; Tome quatrième. Atlas (in two volumes). Première partie. Fossiles principaux des terrains (by É. Bayle). Seconde partie. Végétaux fossiles du terrain houiller (by Zeiller): Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1878. Folio. Title page, half title to first part. 86 lithographed plates with explanatory text leaves, numbered I-LXXXVI; 90 lithographed plates with explanatory text leaves, numbered LXXXVII-CLXXVI (the last 16 on plants), for a total of 176 plates. Volumes I, II, and IV plate volumes in near uniform contemporary dark-green pebbled morocco over marbled boards. Spines with five gilt-stippled bands, and gilt title. Marbled endpapers. The text volumes with top edge gilt, atlases with marbled top edges. Text volumes III and IV in original printed wrappers. The large chromolithographed map in six sheets (approximately 218 x 223 cm) is contained in a contemporary, book-like crimson box with gilt-lettered spine, with raised bands and patterned paper sides.
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Very rare complete set of the famous "Explication de la carte géologique de la France" with two (very) large maps
Die Reptil...
Fritsch, A. [J.]
Die Reptilien und Fische der böhmischen Kreideformation.
Prag, Verlag des Verfassers (Fr. Řivnáč), 1878. Large 4to (33.5 x 25.1 cm). [ii], 44, [ii] pp.; 66 text engravings; ten lithographed plates of which nine tinted, and two larger, folded. Original blind quarter linen over printed boards.
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A rare, finely illustrated monograph on the well-preserved cretaceous fish and reptile fauna of Bohemia
Die Urwelt...
Heer, O.
Die Urwelt der Schweiz.
Zürich, Friedrich Schultheß, 1865. Thick 8vo (22.2 x 15.1 cm). xxix, 662 pp., 368 fine text engravings, one double-sized full colour map, seven tinted steel engravings (one as frontispiece), and 11 lithographed plates. Luxurious rich gilt-tooled original binding with bevelled edges and an embossed image of antediluvian Switzerland. Iridescent endpapers; all edges gilt.
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A very well-preserved copy with the special "Reichen Einband mit Goldschnitt"
Reise der...
Hochstetter, [C. G.] F. [Ritter] von
Reise der oesterreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859 unter den Befehlen des Commodore B. von Wüllerstorf-Urbair. Geologischer Theil. Erster Band: Erste Abtheilung, Geologie von Neu-Seeland [AND] Zweite Abtheilung, Paläontologie von Neu-Seeland.
Wien, Karl Gerold's Sohn, 1864-1865. In two volumes. 4to (31.0 x 24.2 cm). Volume 1 (1864): Half-title and title page; tissue-guarded frontispiece; xlvii, 274 pp.; two unnumbered chromolithographed plates (tissue-guarded); six large, folded, full-colour tissue-guarded maps [Tafeln 1-6]; five plates with engraved or tinted views [Tafeln 7-11]; numerous text engravings; volume 2 (1865): half-title and title page, sectional titles; pp. v-vii, 1-318; 26 lithographed plates [numbered I-XXVI], of which several tinted, and each with explanatory text leaves. Original uniform, printed wrappers.
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The complete New Zealand earth sciences of a famous expedition
Los sauris...
Huene, F. Von
Los saurisquois y ornitisquios del Cretáceo Argentino.
La Plata, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, 1929. Folio (36.2 x 27.0 cm). 224 pp.; 44 plates. Contemporary pebbled half calf over marbled boards. Gilt title and ornaments on the spine.
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An essential work on South American dinosaurs
Hüpsch, J. W. K. A. Freiherr Von
Naturgeschichte des Niederdeutschlands und anderer Gegenden. I-II (plates)
Nürnberg, Raspe, [1781-]1805. Small folio (28.2 x 22.0 cm). Volume I(I-VII), II(VIII-XV). In new protective wrapper with original wrapper text printed.
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A very rare set of all the plates that were ever published
Über eine...
Jäger, G. [E.]
Über eine neue Species von Ichthyosauren ( Ichthyosaurus longirostris Owen & Jäger), nebst Bemerkungen über die übrigen in de Liasformation Würtembergs aufgefundenen Reptilien.
Breslau und Bonn, Eduard Weber, 1855. Folio (29.6 x 22.5 cm). Title page, 30 pp. (including errata page); one large, folded, lithographed plate. Contemporary blue pebbled cloth over marbled boards.
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Rare palaeontological paper by the original 'underwear man'
Die Dinosa...
Koken, E.
Die Dinosaurier, Crocodiliden und Sauropterygier des norddeutschen Wealden.
Berlin, G. Reimer, 1887. 4to (30.3 x 23.8 cm). 111 pp.; 30 text figures, nine fine lithographed plates with explanatory text leaves. Publisher's stamped wrappers. Plates loose in pocket.
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An essential herpetological paper on German Cretaceous fossils