Palaeogene

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Descriptio...
Deshayes, G. P.
Description des animaux sans vertèbres découverts dans la Bassin de Paris pour servir de supplément a la description des coquilles fossiles des environs de Paris comprenant une revue générale de toutes les espèces actuellement connues. [Complete].
Paris, J. B. Baillière et fils, 1856-1865. Large 4to. (24.5 x 30.5 cm). Text and atlas, in seven volumes. Text (in three parts): half-titles and titles, 2,550 pp. [912; 968; 668, (ii)]. Atlas (in four parts; viz. of the two volumes the plates and the explanations separately): two title pages, 195 [88; 107] pp. of explanatory text, and 196 large, finely engraved plates [I-LXXXVII, XIbis, XVIbis; I-CVII]. Original, nearly uniform printed wrappers to all parts except blind wrappers to the two plate volumes.
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€6,500.00
Deshayes' magnum opus on the fossils of the Paris Basin, fine and excessively rare
Die Tertiä...
Ettingshausen, C. Von
Die Tertiär-Floren der Oesterreichischen Monarchie. [I] Vorwort. Die tertiäre Flora der Umgebungen von Wien; 2. Die tertiäre Flora von Häring in Tirol; 3. Steinkohlenflora von Raditz in Böhmen; Tertiär-Flora von Szakadat und Thalheim in Siebenbürgen [by K. J. Andrae].
Wien, kaiserlich-königlichen geologischen Reichsanstalt, 1851-(1855). Folio (34.5 x 25.0 cm). 277 pp. [36; 118; 74; 49] pp.; one coloured map; and 77 fine tinted lithographed plates. [5; 31; 29 (including two large, folded); 12]. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with gilt lines and title. Speckled edges.
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€1,650.00
A rare series of well-illustrated monographs with many new species
Tre letter...
Fortis, A.
Tre lettere su i pesci fossili di Bolca.
Venezia, Antonio Zatta e figli, 1793. Three works in one. Small 8vo (17.2 x 11.6 cm). 96 pp. Later printed wrappers with facsimile title on front wrapper. Red mottled edges.
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€500.00
Early work on a rich and exceedingly well-preserved fossil fish fauna discovered near Bolca, Italy
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"
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
Ueber den...
Meyer, C. E. H. von
Ueber den Nager von Waltsch in Böhmen [AND] Physichthys Höninghausi aus dem Uebergangkalke der Eifel [AND] Schildkröte und Vogel aus dem Fischschiefer von Glarus [AND] Helochelys Danubia , aus dem Grünsande von Kelheim in Bayern [AND] Trachyteuthis ensiformis aus dem lithographischen Schiefer in Bayern.
Cassel [Kassel], Palaeontographica, 1855. Six papers in one. 4to (31.0 x 23.2 cm). 35 [5; 4; 12; 10; 4] pp., six engraved plates [1; 1; 2 (one shared); 2 (one shared); 1], the two turtle and one cephalopod plate double-sized. Contemporary wrappers with the title added in script.
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€450.00
Some important and well-illustrated studies by Von Meyer
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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€48,000.00
From Lamarck to Père David: The congregation of all the leading 19th-century French botanists and zoologists
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
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
Essai sur...
Saporta, G. De and A. F. Marion
Essai sur l'état de la végétation à l'époque des Marnes Heersiennes de Gelinden.
Bruxelles, Hayez, 1873. 4to (29.0 x 22.7 cm). 92 pp., 12 tinted lithographed plates. Original printed wrappers.
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€100.00
Description of a well-preserved Palaeocene flora
De corpi m...
Vallisneri, A. [Vallisnieri]
De corpi marini, che fu' Monti si trovano; delle lore origine; e dello stato del Mondo avanti'l Diluvio, nel Diluvio, e dopo il Diluvio: lettere critiche di Antonio Vallisneri. ... con le annotazioni alle quali s'aggiungono tre altre lettere critiche contre le opere del Sig. Andry, Francese, e suoi Giornali.
Venezia, Dominico Lovisa, 1721. 4to (21.9 x 16.2 cm). Contemporary limp vellum. Spine with title written in ink in an old hand. Edges speckled red.
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€1,800.00
Palaeontological researches by an early follower of Galilei