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Mont Blanc...
[Aerial photos]
Mont Blanc and Chamonix in 1939.
Paris, Institut Géographique National, 1939. 64 original oblong aerial photos (each 13.0 x 18.0 cm).
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€1,800.00
Higher than Mont Blanc: rare set of aerial photos from the Alps
Lagrave-Ch...
[Aerial photos]
Lagrave-Chorges, 1952.
Paris, Institut Géographique National, 1952. 36 original large, square aerial photos (each 19.0 x 19.0 cm). In a matching envelope from the publisher.
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€950.00
Alpine mountains, glaciers, lakes, in great detail
Dr. Heinri...
Berghaus, H.
Dr. Heinrich Berghaus' Physikalischer Hand-Atlas oder Sammlung von Karten, auf denen die hauptsächlichsten Erscheinungen der anorganischen und organischen Natur nach Ihrer geographischen Verbreitung und Vertheilung bildlich dargestellt sind. Abtheilung I-VIII. [Complete].
Gotha, Justus Perthes, 1849-1851. Eight volumes in six. Folio (36.8 x 24.5 cm). Each volume with two title pages (to the series, and to the work), text, and with 94 ‘plates’ overall [I: 15; II: 16; III: 15; IV: 5; V: 8; VI: 12; VII: 4; VIII: 19]. These are often double-sized and in full colour, usually with many maps, graphs, profiles, views, and other illustrations on one ‘plate’; the total number of separate figures may exceed one thousand. Original uniform half cloth over pictorial boards. Gilt title on the spine. Paste-downs with printed text. Edges marbled.
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€2,800.00
The ‘missing evidence’ for Humboldt's Cosmos”
[Mission s...
Guillemin-Tarayre, E.
[Mission scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale.] Description des anciennes possessions mexicaines du Nord.
[Paris, Ministre de l'Instruction Publique (Imprimerie Nationale)], 1871. Large 4to (36.6 x 27.7 cm). 216 pp., 29 text engravings, one coloured engraved map "Carte de la Haute Californie et de la Nevada" (not numbered) one lithographed plate of Indians ("p. 15"), 18 lithographed plates and maps, all but two double-sized or larger [numbered I-XVII, one not numbered]. Not bound. Preserved in later half cloth portfolio with marbled boards and gilt title on the spine.
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€1,850.00
Rare detailed maps and observations of California and Nevada
Über die H...
Humboldt F. [H.] A. Von [Freiherr]
Über die Haupt-Ursachen der Temperatur-Verschiedenheit auf dem Erdkörper. Gelesen in der öffentlichen Versammlung der Könichlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Berlin, am 3. Julius 1827.
Berlin, Dümmler, 1827. 4to (28.0 x 23.2 cm). 24 pp. Original blind wrappers.
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€150.00
Humboldt on the earth's temperature: one of the first papers to develop climatology as a science
Kleinere S...
Humboldt, [F. H.] A. Freiherr Von
Kleinere Schriften von Alexander von Humboldt. Erster Band. Geognostische und physikalische Erinnerungen [AND] Umrisse von Vulkanen aus den Cordilleren von Quito und Mexico. Ein Beitrag zur Physiognomik der Natur.
Stuttgart, Tübingen, J. G. Cotta, 1853. In two parts. Text and Atlas. Text: 8vo (21.5 x 13.1 cm). viii, 475 pp., six large, folding tables. Contemporary half morocco over marbled boards. Spine with four raised bands and gilt title. Floral patterned endpapers. Atlas: oblong 4to (20.2 x 30.9 cm). 12 fine, tinted (one hand-coloured) engraved plates. Original quarter cloth over printed boards.
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€1,285.00
A collection of important researches by the last "Homo universalis"
Acta Helve...
Lambert, J. H., D. Bernouilli, and others
Acta Helvetica, Physico-Mathematico-Anatomico-Botanico-Medica, figuris aeneis illustrata & in usus publicos exarata. I-V.
Basel, Johann Rudolph Im-Hof, 1751-1762. Five volumes in two. 4to (20.0 x 16.5 cm). Titles in red and black. 1764 pp. [I(1751) (vi), 104, 72; II(1755) (iv), 272; III(1758)(iv), 442; IV(1760) (viii), 412, (x); V(1762): (vi), 424]; 57 folded engraved plates and two folded tables. Uniform contemporary full calf. Spines with four raised bands, tan morocco labels with black titles. All edges red.
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€1,000.00
The most important Swiss scientific journal
Natuurkund...
Marsigli, L. F. Comte de (Marsilli, L. Graave van)
Natuurkundige Beschryving der Zeeën.
's Gravenhage, De Compagnie, 1786. Folio (41.6 x 26.0 cm). Half-title, a nice hand-coloured engraved allegorical frontispiece, title page with woodcut vignette. [ii], xxvi, 216 pp. Seven mostly folded engravings, five hand-coloured engraved maps and profiles, and 40 beautifully hand-coloured engraved plates (for a total of 52 plates and maps), woodcut endpieces and capitals. Contemporary half calf over speckled boards. Spine with six raised bands, compartments with gilt floral vignettes and burgundy morocco label with gilt title.
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€7,500.00
Extremely rare hand-coloured copy of the first book on corals
Wissenscha...
Nordenskjöld, O. (ed.)
Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Schwedischen Südpolar-Expedition 1901-1903. Unter Mitwerkung zahlreicher Fachgenossen herausgegeben von Otto Nordenskjöld. Leiter der Expedition.
Stockholm, N. Nordenskjöld, 1905-1920. 59 parts in eight volumes [numbered I-II, III-1, III-2, IV-1, IV-2, V-VI]. 4to (26.2 x 20.5 cm). Text with over 300 plates, many being lithographed and several in full colour; 19 maps (many folded). Later uniform half cloth over marbled boards. Spines with red label and gilt title.
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€8,000.00
Rare complete set of the results of an iconoclastic Antarctic expedition
Historia f...
Sagra, R. de la
Historia fisica, politica y natural de la Isla de Cuba. Comercio maritimo, Rentas y Gastos, Fuerza Armada, Apéndice (1842) (AND) Introduccion, Geografia, Clima y Estadistica (1848).
Paris, Arthus Bertrand, 1838, 1842[-1848]. Two parts in two. Folio (39.2 x 26.0 cm). Tomo I: half-title (to the work), title (to the volume), [I]-LXXIV, [1]-76, title (to the Atlas) [1]-2 pp., tab. II-XI (V, IX folded), I (folding coloured map after Juan de la Cosa), tab. [XII] (2nd folding map, of Cuba in 1841, with parts of the Bahamas and southern Florida), 77-302. Tomo II: title (to the volume), 1-135, [1]-72, 1-2, 3 ll (blank). Uniformly bound in contemporary light brown calf over grained red boards, spine with gilt linings and gilt lettering.
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€4,500.00
The vital statistics of Cuba in the mid-19th-century
Essais sur...
Saussure, H. [B.] De
Essais sur l'hygrométrie. Ier. Essai. Description d'un nouvel hygromètre comparable; II. Essai. Théorie de l'hygrométrie; III. Essai. Théorie de l'évoporation. IV. Essai. Application des théories précédentes à quelques phénomenes de la méteorologie.
Neuchatel, Samuel Fauche Père et Fils, 1783. 4to (24.0 x 19.5 cm). xxiv, 367 pp. Half-title, title with woodcut vignette, first essay with a nice, large engraved text vignette; two plates, of which one larger, folded. Contemporary full morocco. Spine with five raised bands, compartments with gilt floral patterns and gilt title on tan morocco label. Edges red.
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€2,000.00
A fine association copy
Report on...
Tizard, T. H. et al. (eds.) [Thomson, C. W. and J. Murray (general editors)]
Report on the scientific results of the voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-76 under the command of captain George S. Nares, R.N., F.R.S. and the late captain Frank Tourle Thomson, R.N. prepared under the superintendence of the late Sir. C. Wyville Thomson, Knt., F.R.S., &c. and now of John Murray. Volumes I - II. Narrative of the Cruise. [The complete narrative].
London, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1882-1885. Two volumes in three. 4to (29.2 x 24.6 cm). Volume I (in two parts) (1885): liv, 1111 pp.; two elongate photographic frontispieces; 340 numbered (groups of) woodcuts and many unnumbered, often acting as head- or tailpieces; 75 charts, 35 numbered photographic plates; 15 chromolithographed plates (numbered A-I, K-P), and a very large map (in two parts) of both hemispheres – with the complete itinerary, in a rear pocket in part I; a second, very long, full-colour map on the oceans' salinity in part 2. Volume II (1882): viii, 744, 42, 29 pp.; several text engravings and two plates of which one in chromolithography, and a tipped-in note on the reason for publishing volume II ahead of volume I. Original, uniform, dark-green blind stamped pebbled cloth. Boards with bevelled edges. Gilt title on the spines. Brown endpapers.
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€4,000.00
The famous Challenger Expedition from A to Z with magnificent illustrations