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Antillean...
Barbour, T. and A. F. Carr
Antillean terrapins.
Cambridge, MA, The Museum of Comparative Zoölogy, 1940. 4to (30.0 x 25.1 cm). Title page, 35 pp., nine plates (eight in full colour) of tortoises, four text figures, errata slip. Later blind wrappers.
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€600.00
A surprisingly rare work on tortoises
American B...
[Bees]
American Bee Journal. Volumes 66-79, 88-97, 112.
Hamilton, IL., C. P. Dadant, 1926-1971. 4to (29.2 x 21.0 cm). Numerous pages and illustrations. Original pictorial wrappers. Lacks 5 issues.
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€175.00
A bee-autiful publication
Saggio di...
Bellardi, L.
Saggio di ditterologia Messicana.
Torino, Stamperia Reale, 1859-1862. Three parts in three. 4to (29.6 x 22.5 cm). 207 pp., five fine lithographed plates. Original printed wrappers.
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€450.00
Essential work on Mexican flies
Collection...
Bonaparte, R. [N.]
Collection anthropologique du prince Roland Bonaparte: "Standing Bear", "Inside Man", and "Cat".
Saint-Cloud, [Bonaparte], 1883. Three albumen prints (each 22.4 x 16.7 cm) mounted on printed board (40.4 x 31.0 cm each).
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€1,800.00
Three very rare original photos of native Americans, commissioned by Prince Bonaparte
Charles Da...
[Charles Darwin] Poulton, E. B.
Charles Darwin and the Origin of Species. Addresses, etc. in America and England in the year of the two anniversaries. By Edward Bagnall Poulton ... Published Nov. 24, 1909, being the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of 'On the Origin of Species'.
London, Longmans, Green, and Co., 1909. 8vo (22.1 x14.4 cm). xvi, 302 pp. Publisher's blue buckram with gilt title on the spine.
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€400.00
Rare contribution to Darwinism, partly based on new discoveries by Hugo de Vries
Bound coll...
Cope, E. D.
Bound collection of five papers on reptiles and amphibians, and a handwritten postcard by Cope.
Washington, DC, United States National Museum, 1875-1889. Thick 8vo (22.5 x 14.7 cm). 1,017 [104, 51, 249, 98, 515] pp. and several handwritten unnumbered leaves, 84 plates. Red buckram. Spine with gilt lines and black morocco label with gilt title.
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€1,400.00
A unique, personal copy
Histoire n...
Diderot, D. and J. d'Alembert (eds.)
Histoire naturelle Planche X. Le couguar, le linx. [Contemporary hand-coloured plate].
Paris, Briasson, 1768. Single sheet. Folio (39.8 x 25.4 cm). Engraved plate with printed caption; finely hand-coloured; frame gilted.
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€250.00
A very rare contemporarily coloured plate from Diderot and d'Alembert's Encyclopédie
Cruydt-boe...
Dodoens, R. [Dodonaeus] and C. Clusius
Cruydt-boeck van Rembertus Dodonaeus, volgens sijne laetste verbeteringe: met biivoegsels achter elck capittel, uut verscheyden cruydtbeschrijvers: item in't laetste een beschrijvinge vande Indiaensche gewassen, meest getrocken wt de schriften van Carolus Clusius.
Leyden, Françoys van Ravelingen, 1618. Thick folio (34.3 x 22.0 x 11.2 cm). Half-title, engraved title page with letterpress title and imprint, coloured by an early hand and highlighted in gold, description of contents printed on verso; [xxviii], 1495, [1 blank], [lvi], [2 blank] pp.; about 1470 botanical woodcuts in the text (mostly 13.0 x 7.0 cm). Further with woodcut decorated initials, head- and tailpieces built up from arabesque fleurons, textura types with extensive fraktur and civilité and incidental Roman, Italic, Rotunda and Greek types. Contemporary blind-tooled vellum over wooden boards. Bevelled edges. Spine with manuscript title. Brass clasps.
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€9,500.00
Including American and East Indian plants; engraved title-page coloured by an early hand
Verbreitun...
Ehrenberg, C. G.
Verbreitung und Einfluss des mikroskopischen Lebens in Sud- und Nord-Amerika. Ein Vortrag. Gelesen in der Königl. Preuss. Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin am 25 März und 10 Juni 1841 mit spätern Zusätzen. Nebst 4 colorirten Kupfertafeln.
Berlin, Königliche Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin, 1843. Tall folio (41.1 x 27.5 cm). Title page, dedication page, 158 pp., four partly hand-coloured engraved plates. Original blind grey-blue wrappers.
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€600.00
Very rare large paper copy of this rare work of fundamental importance to the knowledge of the Protozoa
The patent...
Elliot, W. [P.]
The patentee's manual; containing a list of patents granted by the United States for the encouragement of arts & sciences, alphabetically arranged, from 1790 to 1830. [To be continued by supplements.] Also, the laws of Congress for granting patents; with a digest of all decisions which have taken place in the Courts of the United States respecting patents.
Washington, DC, S. A. Elliot, 1830. 8vo (22.6 x 13.6 cm). Title page, xviii, 118, 137-53 pp. Contemporary (original?) blind boards; spine with handwritten label.
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€1,400.00
A patently rare work
The Norweg...
Foslie, M. [H.]
The Norwegian forms of Lithothamnion [AND] New or critical Lithothamnia.
Trondhjem, Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs, 1894. Two papers in one. 8vo (22.2 x 14.2 cm). 190 [180; 10] pp., 24 [23; 1] attractive photographed plates. Contemporary pebbled half calf over marbled boards. Spine with five raised, gilt-stippled bands, gilt title and vignettes. Marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Original printed wrappers bound in.
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€300.00
Two fine publications by the Norwegian algologist Michael Heggelund Fosley
Topographi...
[Games]
Topographical puzzles.
Paris, Librairie Hachette, no date (ca. 1890). A set of eight coloured topographical puzzles, showing the different continents. The puzzles are maps, mounted on wood, each divided into 42 pieces. The edges are covered with gilt paper. In the original paper & cloth box (35.5 x 26.9 x 5.0 cm), with a map of the world mounted on the lid. Inside of the box covered with light blue paper.
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€900.00
The Earth: a big puzzle (or eight)