Palaeontology

All works on fossil plants, animals and their traces and tracks

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Elemens d'...
[Bertrand, B. N.]
Elemens d'oryctologie ou distribution méthodique des fossiles.
Neuchatel, Société Typographique, 1773. 8vo (18.8 x 11.5 cm). xxxix, 137, xxii pp., 16 double, folded tables. Contemporary full calf. Spine with four raised bands. Rich gilt floral compartments, red morocco label with gilt title. Edges red.
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€450.00
Early account on "fossils", in an attractive, contemporary binding
Recueil de...
Bertrand, É.
Recueil de divers traites sur l'histoire naturelle de la terre et des fossiles.
Avignon, Louis Chambeau, 1766. 4to (25.6 x 19.3 cm). Portrait, [iv], 552 pp. Contemporary full mottled calf. Spine with five raised band, compartments with gilt floral ornaments and morocco label with gilt title. Marbled endpapers. Edges red.
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€500.00
A fine convolute of the writer's most important works
Résumé d'e...
Bory de Saint Vincent, J. [B. G. G. M.]
Résumé d'erpétologie, ou d'histoire naturelles des reptiles. Contenant des notions générales et particulières sur l'antiquité, l'organisation, les moeurs de ces animaux. l 'Art de les conserver, avec la description et l'histoire de leurs familles et de leurs genres, d'après une méthode analytique: précédé d'une introduction historique, et suivi d'une biographie, d'une bibliographie et d'un vocabulaire; complétée par une iconographie de 52 planches.
Paris, l'Encyclopédie Portative, 1828. Small 8vo (11.6 x 7.6 cm). Herpetological frontispiece (tissue guarded), vi, 292, 20 pp., 52 engraved plates. Contemporary half morocco over marbled boards. Gilt title and lines on spine.
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€600.00
The complete herpetology of the Encyclopédie Portative
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
Die Urwelt...
Buckland, W.
Die Urwelt und ihre Wunder. Aus dem Englischen des W. Buckland, von Friedrich Werner.
Stuttgart, Paul Neff, 1837. 8vo (20.3 x 12.7 cm). 406 pp., 41 lithographed plates [1-39, 10.2, 13.2], including one large, folded, hand-coloured engraved geological profile with 15 different colours. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with gilt title and ornaments. Speckled edges.
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€250.00
First German translation of a famous book with its quintessential earth's crust profile
Die Labyri...
Burmeister, H.
Die Labyrinthodonten aus dem bunten Sandstein von Bernburg, zoologisch geschildert. Erste Abtheilung. Trematosaurus. [All published].
Berlin, G. Reimer, 1849. 4to (34.0 x 25.1 cm). 71 pp., four fine lithographed plates. Original quarter cloth over printed boards.
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€200.00
Discovery of a amphibian-reptile intermediate
Statistiqu...
Buvignier, [N.] A.
Statistique géologique, minéralogique et paléontologique du Département de la Meuse.
Paris, J. B. Baillière, 1852. Folio (45.0 x 31.0 cm). Atlas with title page and 52 pp. of explanatory text; 29 fine lithographed plates of fossils; one double-sized hand-coloured geological map, two hand-coloured profiles (separately numbered, but on one sheet), for a total of 32 "plates". Original blue quarter cloth portfolio with blue boards. Front board with printed title.
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€500.00
The great rare atlas, with many new and poorly known shells
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
Mammiféres...
Cornalia, É.
Mammiféres fossiles de Lombardie. Carnivores, rongeurs, ruminants. [Complete].
Milano, J. Bernardoni (for A. Stoppani), 1858-1871. 4to (31.5 x 24.2 cm). 95 pp., 29 [I, I-XXVII] plates (first plate I, larger, double-folded, with cave profiles; plates II, XV, XVI, XVIII and XX also larger, folded). Early 20th century black buckram with gilt title on the spine.
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€800.00
Fine rare work showing spectacular skulls of extinct mammals
Éponges fo...
Courtiller, A.
Éponges fossiles des Sables du terrain Crétacé supérieur des environs de Saumur. Étage Sénonien de d'Orbigny suivies des nullipores a squelette silicieux de l'étage Sénonien.
Paris, Savy, 1874. Very large 8vo (27.0 x 18.8 cm). 54 pp. (including two half-titles and title page), 109 [98, 8bis, 21bis, 22bis; 8] lithographed plates, including one very large, triple-folded. Contemporary half morocco over marbled boards. Spine with five raised bands. Compartments with gilt floral vignettes and title. Marbled endpapers. Sprinkled edges.
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€500.00
Rare, second, expanded edition of a finely illustrated monograph on fossil sponges of France
A monograp...
Davidson, T.
A monograph of British Cretaceous Brachiopoda. [AND] M. R. Sahni, the Terebratulidae of the British Chalk. [AND] N. E. Pettitt, The Rhynchonellidae of the British Chalk.
London, The Palaeontographical Society, 1854-1953. 4to (27.0 x 20.6 cm). 205 pp., 21 [12, 9] lithographed plates; 62 pp., ten plates; 58 pp., three plates. Later half calf, spine with five raised, gilt bordered bands, and gilt titles on spine. Edges speckled red.
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€275.00
The complete Palaeontographical Society Cretaceous Brachiopoda
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