Photography/Nature Printing

Images worth a thousand words, and nature telling its own story

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[Nature pr...
Flinzer, F. [A.]
[Nature printing] Pflanzenblätter im Dienste der bildenden Künste und des Kunstgewerbes. 20 Tafeln in lithographischem Naturselbstdruck. Mit erläuterndem Text.
Leipzig, E. Haberland, 1899. Folio (48.0 x 32.0 cm). Title page, [i], vii pp; 19 (of 20) nature-printed plates in green or reddish brown. Original half-linen portfolio with printed front board and floral-patterned endpapers.
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A little-known nature-printing work, missed by Fischer
[J. Brandt & Zoon]
Decorative leathers applied to modern furniture.
Amsterdam, J. Brandt & Zoon, ca. 1910-1916. Folio (37.0 x 30.0 cm). With 36 original photographs of furniture leather crafting such as, chairs, clocks and smoking stands, each with a handwritten caption, on 34 leaves. Original full leather, with gilt title and vignette on the front board. Marbled endpapers.
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A proof of craftmanship in a style transitional between Art Nouveau and Art Deco
Bericht üb...
Jäger, G. [E.]
Bericht über ein fast vollständiges Skelet von Palapteryx ingens . Über dessen Restauration und die davon angefertigsten Gypsabgrüsse; mit einigen Bemerkungen über die Aufstellung der Vogelsskelete Überhaupt.
Wien, Wilhelm Braumüller, 1863. Folio (32.5 x 24.7 cm). Title page, 12 pp., two large, mounted albumen photos (26.3 x 19.3 cm), tissue-guarded. Original printed wrappers; protective translucent sleeve.
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First fine illustrations of the extinct Giant Moa of New Zealand
Original n...
Jaring, C. [Photography]
Original news photos of Amsterdam 1966: Provo's, Princess Beatrix & Prince Claus, riots, etc.
Amsterdam, unpublished, 1966. 12 original glossy photo prints (ca. 18 x 24 cm, one smaller, 16 x 10.5 cm) with copyright stamp "Group 45" on versos.
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Highlights of Dutch news photography: Cor Jaring and the wedding of Beatrix
Lehmann, J.
Untersuchungen über die Entstehung der Altkrystallinischen Schiefergesteine mit besonderer Bezugnahme auf das Sächsische Granulitgebirge, Erzgebirge, Fichtelgebirche und Bairisch-Böhmische Grenzgebiete.
Bonn, M. Hochgürtel, 1883-1884. Two volumes in two. Large 4to (33.8 x 28.1). 290 pp., five lithographed plates and 28 plates with a total of 168 mounted photographs. Original half cloth over pebbled boards. Text volume with gilt title on the front board and spine; atlas with the title on the spine. Marbled edges.
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With 28 mounted albumen photographs
In memoria...
[Linnaeus, C.] Fries, E. [M.] and E. Schenson
In memoriam Caroli à Linné.
Upsala, L. W. Levin, 1878. Folio (37.5 x 27.5 x 1.7 cm). 2 pp. text leaf in German and French by Fries, and 15 albumen prints of which one with careful additional hand-colouring, most probably by Schenson, each mounted on cardboard (34.8 x 26.1 cm). In original blind-stamped pebbled cloth portfolio with gilt floral ornaments on both boards, and large gilt title on the front board. Bevelled edges, interior moiré silk.
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A very rare piece of Linnaeana - fewer than ten copies known
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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Fine manuscript on extinct elephants and other mammals collected by Louis Leakey's expeditions
Fleurs et...
Meo, B.
Fleurs et photographies de Terre Sainte.
Jéruzalem, Boulos Meo, [N.D. (ca. 1900)]. Oblong folio (29.2 x 40.6 cm). Mounted photos. Bevelled, polished olive wood panels with carved vignette and wooden inlays. Later red morocco spine with gilt title.
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A rare edition with unusually large photos and dried flower arrangements from the Holy Land
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
4 Monate K...
[Pfanner, P.]
4 Monate Krieg [Four Months War] Shanghai 1937 [Original photos]
Shanghai, unpublished, 1937. Oblong folio (18.1 x 26.5 cm). 44 pp., each with one to four original photos, for a total of 102 photos (ca 9 x 6 cm), mounted and tissue-guarded. In Chinese embroided cloth binding with Chinese characters.
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Unique photographic eyewitness account of the Chino-Japanese War in Shanghai
Les forest...
[Photo Album]
Les forest de Cochinchine [Vietnam].
Vietnam, Duyen Ng, 1935. Oblong photo album (24.5 x 34.0 x 2.5 cm) with 29 mounted b/w photographs (each ca. 22.5 x 16.5 cm). Cloth-covered boards with gilt lines and gilt-titled morocco label mounted on the front board.
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Unique original photos from rural southern Vietnam in the 1930's
A nice col...
[Photography and Photogravures]
A nice collection of 154 extracts from the Comptes Rendus des Séances de l'Académie des Sciences from 1841 to 1915.
Paris, Académie des Sciences, 1841-1915. 4to (ca. 26 x 21 cm). In a later, custom-made blue box (29.5 x 23.5 x 7.0 cm) with a printed label on the front (top) board.
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A who's who of early photography