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Botanica i...
Kniphof, J. H.
Botanica in originali seu herbarium. Plate 39 (written in pencil). Ribes.
Halle, Trampe, 1757-1764. Folio-size loose nature printing (36.1 x 22.7 cm). Well preserved nature printing with additional hand-colouring and printed caption.
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€125.00
Wonderful early botanical nature print of a gooseberry
Versuch üb...
LaFaille, C. de
Versuch über die Naturgeschichte des Maulwurfes und die Anwendung verschiedener Mittel ihn zu vertilgen. Mit Kupfern. Durch Hrn. de la Faille ... und mit wichtigen Zusätzen vermehret von J. P. E* z. K*.
Frankfurt and Leipzig, Fleischer, 1778. Small 8vo (16.5 x 10.0 cm). [vi], 102 pp., two large, folded engraved plates. 19th century blind marbled boards. Edges speckled red.
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€450.00
A rare early work on moles and how to deal with them
Contributi...
Leidy, J.
Contributions to the extinct vertebrate fauna of the Western Territories. [Part I of Volume I of the Department of the Interior's Report of the United States Geological Survey of the Territories].
Washington, DC, Government Printing Office, 1873. 4to (28.9 x 23.2 cm). 358 pp., 37 tinted lithographed plates with explanatory text leaves. Later blue half Rexine over plain grey boards. Gilt title on the spine.
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€250.00
Fine illustrations of new and rare fossil mammals and reptiles
Mission sc...
Milne-Edwards, A.
Mission scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale, ouvrage publié par ordre de S. M. l'Empereur et par les soins du Ministre de l'Instruction publique. Recherches zoologiques pour servir à l'histoire de la faune d'Amérique Centrale et du Mexique publiées sous la direction de M. Milne Edwards. Cinquième Partie. Tome premier. Études sur les xiphosures et les crustacés de la région Mexicaine.
Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, 1873-1880. Large 4to and matching folio (36 x 28 cm). 368 pp., 61 lithographed (several tinted or chromolithographed) plates, all with explanatory text leaves. Contemporary olive half calf with gilt-lined borders over marbled boards. Spine with five raised, gilt-stippled bands; compartments with gilt triple cadres, and two (red and light brown) morocco labels with gilt titles. Marbled endpapers.
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€4,500.00
A superb monograph and a great rarity in a fine binding
De simplic...
Monardes, N.
De simplicibus medicamentis ex occidentali India delatis, quorum in medicina usus est. Nicolao Monardis Hispalensi Medico. Interprete Carolo Clusio atrebate. [AND] Simplicium medicamentorum ex nova orbe delatorum, quorum in medicina usus est, historiae liber tertius. Nicolao Monardes Hispalensi Medico: nunc verò primum Latio donatus, & notis illustrarus à Carolo Clusio a.
Antverpiae, Christophor Plantin, 1574-1582. Two works bound in one. 8vo (16.3 x 10.5 cm). 88, [vii] pp., ten wood-engravings in the text of which six page-sized; 47 pp., two text illustrations including one page-sized wood-engraving. Near comtemporary marbled wrappers. In new protective cloth box (18.2 x 12.4 x 1.9 cm) with gilt lettered label on the spine.
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€4,800.00
Early contributions to the knowledge of New World medical plants
Reis ter o...
Parry, W. E.
Reis ter ontdekking van eene noordwestelijke doorvaart uit de Atlantische in de Stille Zee, gedaan in de jaaren 1819 en 1820 door de schepen The Hecla en The Griper onder bevel van W. E. Parry. Uit het Engelsch. Met kaarten en platen.
Amsterdam, Johannes Van der Hey, 1822. 8vo (20.8 x 12.1 cm). xii, 333 pp.; two large, folded engraved plates, two engraved folded maps. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with gilt ornamental bands and red morocco label with gilt title.
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€400.00
Rare first Dutch edition with a new map, not present in the English edition
Atomic bom...
[Photography]
Atomic bombs: Operation Crossroads, "Able" and "Baker" events.
Bikini, [not published], 1946. Two original photo prints. Each 25.4 x 20.6 cm.
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€2,400.00
From a direct witness: the first Bikini bombs, exploding
Voyage en...
Robert, E. [Gaimard]
Voyage en Islande et au Groënland executé pendant les années 1835 et 1836 sur la corvette La Recherche commandée par M. Tréhouart Lieutenant de Vaisseau dans le but de découvrir les traces de La Lilloise. Publié par ordre du Roi sous la direction de M. Paul Gaimard président de la Commission Scientifique d'Islande et de Groënland. Minéralogie et géologie.
Paris, Arthus Bertrand, 1838-1840. Two parts in one. Large 8vo (22.7 x 15.1 cm). Title page (to the text, dated 1840), xi, 469 pp.; second title page (to the atlas, dated 1838), [ii] pp., 36 lithographed plates. Contemporary quarter morocco over marbled boards. Spine rich gilt. Marbled endpapers. Speckled edges.
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€4,500.00
A rare early work on the geology of Iceland
Mission sc...
Saussure, H. [L. F.] De
Mission scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale, ouvrage publié par ordre de S. M. l'Empereur et par les soins du Ministre de l'Instruction publique. Recherches zoologiques. Recherches zoologiques pour servir à l'histoire de la faune d'Amérique Centrale et du Mexique. Publiées sous la direction de M. Milne Edwards. Sixième partie. Études sur les myriapodes et les insectes.
Paris, Imprimerie Impériale, 1870-1879. Large 4to and matching folio (36.0 x 27.5 cm). Orhoptères: 533 pp.; eight lithographed plates of which five finely hand-coloured [as intended]; Myriapodes (co-authored by A. Humbert) 211 pp.; six lithographed plates of which two hand-coloured (as intended). Contemporary olive half calf with gilt-lined borders over marbled boards. Spine with five raised, gilt-stippled bands; compartments with gilt triple cadres, and two (red and light brown) morocco labels with gilt titles. Marbled endpapers.
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€4,500.00
The complete entomology of the Histoire de la faune d'Amerique Centrale
Synopsis o...
Smith, H. M. and R. B. Smith
Synopsis of the Herpetofauna of Mexico. Volume I-VI.
North Bennington, VT, J. Johnson, 1971-1980. Six parts in six. 8vo (22.6 x 15.2 cm). About 3,000 pp., numerous plates and maps. Uniform green linen bindings. Gilt title on the spines.
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€300.00
A near mint set
Collection...
Taber, I. W. and C. R. Savage
Collection of 15 [11 by Taber and 4 by Savage] original albumen photographs (circa 1875).
Salt Lake City, UT, San Francisco, CA, privately published, ca. 1890. 11 photos measuring circa 23,7 x 19,3 cm [9.3" x 7.6"]; two measuring 28,6 x 23 cm [11.3" x 9.1"] and two messuring 15,8 x 10,3 cm [6.2" x 4.1"]. Each photograph is mounted on thick cardboard, measuring 36 x 26,5 cm. Unbound, taken from an album.
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€1,500.00
Rare and seldom seen photos of the western United States
Mission sc...
Vaillant, L. [L.] and M. [F.] Bocourt
Mission scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale. Recherches zoologiques pour servir à l'histoire de la faune d'Amérique Centrale et du Mexique. Poissons.
Paris, Mission du Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale, 1874-[1915]. Large 4to (35.5 x 27.5 cm). Title to the Zoology section, title to part IV, half title to the ichthyology, [i ("avis"), 265 pp.; 31 plates, numbered 1-16, 1bis, 1ter, 5bis, 5ter, 5quat, 8bis, 9bis, 10bis, 10ter, 11quint (error for 10quint?), 11bis, 11ter, 11quat, 13bis, 13ter; all with original descriptive text leaves, of which 26 in fine chromolithography with additional hand-colouring; plates 1bis, and 1ter tinted, and plates 9bis, 10ter, and 10quint plain, as always. Printed wrappers to part IV, dated 1874, bound in. Contemporary half morocco over marbled boards. Spine with five raised bands, and gilt title. Marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt.
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€12,500.00
A unique and extraordinary copy from the author's library with 11 unknown plates