Neogene

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Histoire d...
Bourguignat, J. R.
Histoire des Felidae fossiles constatés en France dans les dépots de la période quaternaire.
Paris, Jules Tremblay, 1879. Very large 4to (36.3 x 27.8 cm). 54 pp., one large, folded, lithographed plate. Original printed front wrapper, mounted.
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€380.00
Published in 100 copies only
Trattato s...
Catullo, T. A.
Trattato sopra la costituzione geognostico-fisica dei terreni alluviani o postdiluviani delle provincie Venete.
Padova, Cartallier e Sicca, 1838. 8vo (21.2 x 13.3 cm). Title page with engraved vignette, [iv], 512 pp., several tables in the text. Mid-19th-century pebbled cloth. Gilt title on the spine.
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€500.00
Rare first edition of a work on the quaternary of Venice and surroundings
Échinides...
Cotteau, [G. H.] and [A.] Peron and [V.] Gauthier
Échinides fossiles de l'Algérie. Description des espèces déja recueillies dans ce pays et considérations sur leur position stratigraphique. I-X. [Complete].
Paris, G. Masson, 1876-1891. Ten volumes in eight. Large 8vo (23.8 x 13.7 cm). 1,259 pp; 85 very finely lithographed plates. Uniform near contemporary crimson roan over marbled boards. Spines with five raised bands, and gilt title. Marbled endpapers.
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€1,800.00
A fine, complete set of one of most important monographs on fossil Echinodermata
Menschlich...
Fuhlrott, [J.] C.
Menschliche Ueberreste aus einer Felsengrotte des Düsselthals. Ein Beitrag zur Frage über die Existenz fossiler Menschen. Nebst Tafel I.
Bonn, Henry & Cohen, 1859. 8vo (21.5 x 13.3 cm). 23 pp. One fine, lithographed plate. Contemporary grained half cloth over marbled boards. Spine with gilt title.
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€1,750.00
PMM 342: the birth of the Neanderthal
Idiomologi...
Gembloux, P. De
Idiomologie des animaux. Recherches historiques, anatomiques, physiologues, philogiques, et glossologiques sur le langage des bêtes.
Paris, A la Tour de Babel, 1844. 4to (28.1 x 22.5 cm), 156 pp. Contemporary half morocco over marbled boards. Spine with five raised bands bordered by gilt lines. Red morocco label with gilt title. Marbled endpapers.
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€150.00
An attractively bound copy of a most peculiar work
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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€150.00
A very well-preserved copy with the special "Reichen Einband mit Goldschnitt"
Bericht üb...
Jäger, G. [E.]
Bericht über ein fast vollständiges Skelet von Palapteryx ingens . Über dessen Restauration und die davon angefertigsten Gypsabgrüsse; mit einigen Bemerkungen über die Aufstellung der Vogelsskelete Überhaupt.
Wien, Wilhelm Braumüller, 1863. Folio (32.5 x 24.7 cm). Title page, 12 pp., two large, mounted albumen photos (26.3 x 19.3 cm), tissue-guarded. Original printed wrappers; protective translucent sleeve.
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€1,500.00
First fine illustrations of the extinct Giant Moa of New Zealand
Geologie d...
Karrer, F.
Geologie der Kaiser Franz Josefs Hochquellen-Wasserleitung. Eine Studie in den Tertiär-Bildungen am Westrande des alpinen Theiles der Niederung von Wien.
Wien, Hölder, 1877. Large 4to (33.5 x 25.5 cm). xiii, 420 pp. 96 text engravings, 20 folded profiles, maps and lithographed plates, mostly coloured and several very large (size up to 32 x 100 cm), seven folded charts and tables. Later half cloth with paper label on the spine.
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€400.00
A masterpiece
A study of...
MacInnes, D.G.
A study of fossil Mammalia from East Africa [original manuscript].
Unpublished [n.d., but ca 1938.] 4to (26.0 x 20.4 cm). Original typed manuscript with 336 pp., 143 original photographs in various sizes, and some original drawn maps. Full contemporary dark blue cloth with gilt title on spine.
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€4,000.00
Fine manuscript on extinct elephants and other mammals collected by Louis Leakey's expeditions
Foraminifè...
Orbigny, A. D. d'
Foraminifères fossiles du bassin Tertiaire de Vienne (Autriche) découverts par son excellence le chevalier Joseph de Hauer ... et décrits par Alcide d'Orbigny..... Ouvrage publié sous les auspices de sa majesté l'empereur d'Autriche. Die fossilen Foraminiferen des tertiaeren Beckens von Wien, entdeckt von seiner Excellenz Ritter Joseph von Hauer ... und beschrieben von Alcide d'Orbigny...Veroffentlicht unter den auspicien seiner Majestaet des Kaisers von Oestereich.
Paris, Gide et Comp., 1846. Large 4to (30.5 x 23.3 cm). xxxxvii, 312 pp.; 21 lithographed plates. Turn of the 20th century full embossed cloth. Gilt title on the spine. Brown endpapers, speckled edges.
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€800.00
d'Orbigny's classic work on Viennese fossil foraminifers
Los fósile...
Philippi, R. A.
Los fósiles terciarios i cuartarios de Chile.
Santiago de Chile, Gobierno de Chile, 1887. Large 4to (31.3 x 26.4 cm). 256 pp., 58 fine lithographic plates. Publisher's (?) embossed cloth, boards with rich gilt-ornamented borders and title. Spine with five raised bands, compartmens with gilt vignettes and title. Inner dentelles. Endpapers with floral pattern, all edges marbled.
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€1,600.00
Rare first, Spanish, publication of the fossil shells of Chile
Die fossil...
Reuss, A. E. Ritter von and A. Manzoni
Die fossilen Bryozoen des österreichisch-ungarischen Miocäns. I. Abtheilung. Salicornaridea, Cellularidea, Membraniporidea. [AND] Briozoi fossili del Miocene d'Austria ed Ungheria. II. Parte. Celleporidea, Escharidea, Vincularidea, Selenaridea. [AND] Parte. III. Crisidea, Idmoneidea, Entalophoridea, Tubuliporidea, Diastoporidea, Cerioporidea.
Wien, Kaiserliche Akademie der Wissenschaften (Karl Gerold's Sohn), 1873-1877. 4to (30.7 x 24.2 cm). 103 [50; 30; 24] pp., 46 [12; 16; 18] fine, lithographed plates. Later marbled wrappers. Original wrappers to each part bound in.
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€400.00
A rare complete set