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Danubius P...
Marsigli, L. F. Comte de Marsilli, L. Graave van
Danubius Pannonico-Mysicus. Observationibus geographicis, astronomicis, hydrographicis, historicis, physicis perlustratus.
Hagae Comitum [The Hague] Gosse, Alberts, & de Hondt; Amsterdam, Uytwerf & Changuion, 1726. Six volumes in six. Imperial folio (58.0 x 40.5 cm). Titles printed in red and black. Six engraved frontispieces, and 283 copper-engraved plates, as well as many text engravings, engraved vignettes and capitals. Signed in the first volume by all four publishers, listing all subscribers, and numbered (#93), identifying this set as that of Adriaan Deynoot (1685-1744). Contemporary uniform full morocco. Spines with eight raised, gilt-ornamented bands, rich gilt compartments and two black morocco labels with gilt titles. Boards with gilt ornamental borders, gilt corner pieces, and gilt dentelles. Marbled endpapers. Edges marbled.
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First edition of this rare, splendid and opulent work based on the authors' famous Kunstkammer in Bologna
A new dict...
Martyn, W. F.
A new dictionary of natural history; or compleat universal display of animated nature. With accurate representations of the most curious and beautiful animals, elegantly coloured.
London, Harrison, [1784-]1785. Two volumes in two. Folio (39.5 x 25.0 cm). One hundred engraved and finely hand-coloured plates. Contemporary uniform half calf over marbled boards.
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Cute illustrations based on specimens in the collections in the Leverian Museum
Meyer, A. B.
Abbildungen von Vogel-Skeletten. I-XI.
Dresden, privately published, 1879-1886. 11 parts in one. Folio (33.8 x 26.9 cm). 64 pp., 111 collotype plates (numbered I-CX, VIIA). Slightly later grained half cloth over marbled boards. Gilt title on the spine. Original printed front wrappers bound in.
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Rare start of the first large, photographic work exclusively dealing with bird skeletons
Histoire p...
Milne Edwards, A. and A. Grandidier and L. Lavauden [in A. Grandidier and G. Grandidier (eds.)]
Histoire physique, naturelle et politique de Madagascar. XII-XV. Histoire naturelle des oiseaux. [AND] XII. Supplément. [Complete].
Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, Société d'Éditions Géographiques, Maritimes et Coloniales, AND Tananarive, Imprimerie Officielle, 1876-1937. In four volumes (texte, atlas I, atlas II, atlas III and Supplément). Large 4to and folio (31.0 x 24.1 cm). Half-titles and titles; 999 pp. [(i), 779; viii, 211]; 412 plates by John Gerrard Keulemans and others; nine text figures. Somewhat later uniform red morocco over marbled boards. Spines with five raised bands, gilt titles and two gilt vignettes.
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A very good set with all the fine Keulemans plates
Dieren van...
Moerkerk, J. M.
Dieren van nabij.
Amsterdam, De Bezige Bij, [1949]. Large 4to (26.4 x 20.4 cm). 208 pp., numerous b/w illustrations. Original pictorial cloth.
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An extremely rare work on animals in zoos
Museum d'H...
Museum d'Histoire Naturelle
Museum d'Histoire Naturelle: Annales volumes 1-21 (AND) Nouvelles Annales volumes 1-4 (AND) Mémoires volumes 1-20 (AND) Archives volumes 1-10 (AND) Nouvelles Archives Series I volumes 1-10; Series II volumes 1-10; Series III volumes 1-9.
Paris, Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, 1802-1897. 84 volumes in100 parts. Large 4to (slightly differing dimensions per series, the largest being the last series, at 32.0 x 25.0 cm). 2,048 copper engravings and lithographed plates of which many double-sized or larger, and/or hand-coloured or in chromolithography, and seven portraits. Contemporary uniform marbled boards with morocco labels on the spines in different colours for the different series; original printed wrappers of several issues bound in (Annales, Mémoires, Nouvelle Annales), and near contemporary uniform cloth bindings with red morocco labels (Archives and Nouvelles Archives, first series), and original printed wrappers (last two series of the Nouvelles Archives).
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From Lamarck to Père David: The congregation of all the leading 19th-century French botanists and zoologists
De vogelwe...
Nuyens, A.
De vogelwereld. Handboek voor liefhebbers van kamer- en parkvogels. Met driehonderd afbeeldingen in chromolithographie.
Groningen, J. B. Wolters, 1886. Folio (36.8 x 27.3 cm). Two title pages, 274 [xvi, 156; (ii), 100] pp; 48 [26; 22] large, chromolithographed plates. Publisher's decorative full cloth with gilt and black embossing on the front board and spine; large pictorial panel of an Arcadian landscape with a peacock and swans on the front board, and gilt title on the spine. Bevelled edges. Iridescent silk endpapers. All edges gilt.
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Complete copies in the publisher's pictorial binding have become rare
Report on...
Ogilvie-Grant, W. R.
Report on the birds collected by the British Ornithologist's Union Expedition and the Wollaston Expedition in Dutch New Guinea. [Ibis Jubilee Supplement No. 2 (Complete)].
London, The British Ornithologist's Union, 1915. 8vo (22.5 x 14.8 cm). 356 pp., two folded tinted maps, eight fine chromolithographed plates by H. Grönvold. Original red pictorial cloth with the famous Ibis logo on front board, gilt titles on spine.
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Rare supplement of the "Ibis" with fine illustrations by Henrik Grönvold
Reports of...
Ogilvie-Grant, W. R. (ed.). a. o.
Reports of the collection made by the British Ornithologists' Expedition and the Wollaston Expedition in Dutch New Guinea, 1910-1913.
London, Francis Edwards, 1916. In two volumes. Large 4to (33.2 x 25.6 cm). Text and 41 plates of which 13 in chromolithography; 76 text figures; two fine, coloured, double-sized maps. Original uniform printed wrappers.
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Herpetology by Boulenger with four fine, large plates
Orbigny, C. H. d'
Dictionnaire universel d'histoire naturelle servant de complément aux oeuvres de Buffon, de G. Cuvier, aux encyclopédies, aux anciens dictionnaires scientifiques et resument les traités spéciaux sur les diverses branches des sciences naturelles, etc.
Paris, Charles d'Orbigny, 1849. 16 parts in 16 (13 text volumes, three plate atlases). Large 8vo (23.5 x 15.2 cm). With 288 tissue-guarded, mostly hand-coloured and chromolithographed plates, after Travies and others. A few plates are tinted, or plain, as intended. Uniform contemporary green quarter calf over green pebbled boards. Spines with gilt lines, ornaments and title. Marbled endpapers. All edges speckled.
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The rare first edition of the largest and best-illustrated natural history encyclopaedia of the 19th-century
On the ost...
Owen, R.
On the osteology of the dodo. [AND] On the dodo (Part II). Notes on the articulated skeleton of the Dodo ( Didus ineptus , Linn.) in the British Museum.
London, Zoological Society of London, 1867-1872. Two papers in two. Large 4to (32.5 x 25.7 cm). [I] (1867): 37 pp. [numbered 49-85], and ten lithographed plates [numbered 15-24], of which one very large, folded, giving a life-size outline of the bird; II (1872): 13 pp. (numbered 213-225), three lithographed plates (30.7 x 24.5 cm). Original printed wrappers for first part only. Together in one modern portfolio.
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A paper as rare as the dodo
Pallas, P. S.
Dierkundig mengelwerk, in het welke de nieuwe of nog duistere zoorten van dieren door naauwkeurige afbeeldingen, beschryvingen en verhandelingen opgehelderd worden. In het Latyn beschreeven door den heer P. S. Pallas ... vertaald en met aanmerkingen voorzien door P. Boddaert M.D.
Utrecht, Abraham van Paddenburg en J. Van Schoonhoven, 1767-1770. 4to (27.5 x 22.0 cm). viii, 195, [ii] pp.; ten engraved plates. Contemporary half calf over speckled boards. Spine with five raised bands; gilt title.
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The very rare Dutch translation, emended and augmented by Pieter Boddaert