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Poeppig, E. [F.]
Malerischer Atlas und beschreibende Darstellungen aus dem Gebiete der Erdkunde.
Leipzig, Hartleben, 1838. 8vo (22.5 x 14.3 cm). vi, 304, iv pp.; 18 engraved, tissue guarded plates. Contemporary full blind stamped cloth. Spine with gilt ornaments and title. Speckled edges.
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Not in Sabin
Mission of...
Reinburg, [M. J. G.] P.
Mission officielle commanditée par le Ministère de l'Instruction Publique pour un voyage d'étude en Amérique latine (1909-1913).
Paris, unpublished, 1909-1913. 266 framed glass positives (including colour positives), 9.9 x 8.5 cm with handwritten descriptive labels (positive size 7.0 x 7.0 cm); preserved in one wooden box (28.5 x 11.0 x 11.1 cm) and 25 contemporary cardboard boxes, mostly with pictorial printed labels.
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From an unknown Andes expedition: an exciting and unique collection of original glass positives
Das Matter...
Rey, G.
Das Matterhorn. Vorwort von E. de Amicis with geologische Erläuterungen by V. Novarese.
Stuttgart and Leipzig, Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 1905. 4to (29.2 x 21.0 cm). xi, 258 pp.; 35 plates of which 14 are nicely tinted photographic plates after water-colours, mounted on black paper, all by Edoardo Rubino and 11 photographs (most by Vittorio Sella and a few by G. Rey) and ten photographic plates from drawings also by Edoardo Rubino. Furthermore there are 13 images of drawings in the text also by Edoardo Rubino [complete]. Original cloth with bevelled edges, gilt mounted title piece on front board and gilt-lettered spine label. Mottled olive endpapers. Top edge gilt.
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Absolutely complete and very good copy of the classic in alpine literature
Herbarium of alpine plants.
No place, no publisher, ca. 1860. Folio (34.3 x 21.0 cm). 25 numbered folded leaves, containing dried plants, and three loose, ruled leaves (20.5 x 16.0 cm) with a handwritten index, all in a later portfolio.
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A rare, early herbarium with well-preserved alpine plants
Ein geolog...
Rothpletz, A.
Ein geologischer Querschnitt durch die Ost-Alpen nebst Anhang über die sog. Glarner Doppelfalte.
Stuttgart, E. Schweizerbart (E. Koch), 1894. 8vo (22.4 x 15.4 cm). iv, 208 pp.; two full colour folded profiles of which one measuring 22.5 x 352.0 cm (!), 115 text illustrations. Contemporary half cloth over marbled boards. Gilt lines and two red morocco labels with gilt title on the spine. Edges speckled.
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Perhaps the longest geological profile ever
Saussure, Horace-Benedict de
[Portrait by G. B. Bosio and engraved by G. A. Sasso].
Milano, Batelli and Fanfani ,1818. Single leaf, folio-sized (28.1 x 21.5 cm) printed on one side. Printed surface 20 x 14 cm; [AND] a same-sized leaf with accompanying text.
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A portrait and biography
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
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.; 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
Suter, J. R.
Helvetiens Flora, worinn alle in Hallerischen Werke enthaltenen und seither neuentdeckten schweizer Pflanzen nach Linné's Methode aufgestellt sind.
Zürich, Orell, Fuessli, 1802. Two volumes in two. 12mo (14.2 x 8.8 cm). lxiii, 345, [xviii]; 416 pp. Uniform, later vellum. Spines with contemporary red morocco label with gilt title. All edges gilt and embossed with floral pattern.
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A beautiful, handsomely bound copy of the first edition with peculiar embossed edges
Das Neogen...
Tollmann, A.
Das Neogen am Südwestrand des Leithagebirges zwischen Eisenstadt und Hornstein. Dissertation zur Erlangung des Doktorgrades an der Philosophischen Fakultät der Universität Wien.
Wien, [not published], 1953. Small folio (29.8 x 21.0 cm). 226 pp., 28 text figures (tipped in), three large folded maps (one hand-coloured), five folded tables and graphs. Black half cloth. Hand-written label on the spine.
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A well-executed original manuscript thesis on Tertiary invertebrates
Torcia, M.
Relazione dell'ultima eruzione del Vesuvio. Accaduta nel mese di agosto di questo anno 1779. Rélation de la dernière éruption du Vésuve. Arrivée au mois d'Août de cette année 1779.
Napoli, Raimondi, 1779. 8vo (18.6 x 12.0 cm). Two title pages (Italian and French) with different engraved vignettes, [vi], 135 pp. (separated by a blank page), one folded engraved view of the eruption engraved by Boilly and nicely hand-coloured by Volaire. Contemporary vellum. Spine with gilt-lettered label.
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Neither in the British Museum library nor in Ward and Carozzi
Aus dem we...
Ujfalvy, K. E. von
Aus dem westlichen Himalaya. Erlebnisse und Forschungen von Karl Eugen von Ujfalvy.
Leipzig, F. A. Brockhaus, 1884. 8vo (21.9 x 13.8 cm). Engraved frontispiece (tissue-guarded). xxiv, 330 pp.; 181 text engravings; four large, multi-folded tables; five maps, of which four double-folded and (multi)-coloured. Original red cloth, richly decorated in gilt and black; gilt title, bands and vignettes on the spine; intricate borders, title and large vignette with an elephant on the front board. Floral endpapers. Lightly marbled edges.
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A near mint copy of this rare work on the Himalayas