Photography/Nature Printing

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

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[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
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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Amsterdam, unpublished, 1966. 12 original glossy photo prints (ca. 18 x 24 cm, one smaller, 16 x 10.5 cm) with copyright stamp "Group 45" on versos.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
La photogr...
Moitessier, A.
La photographie appliquée aux recherches micrographiques. Avec 41 figures gravées d' après des photographies et trois planches photographiques.
Paris, J. B. Baillière, 1866. 8vo (17.4 x 10.7 cm). Half-title, list of author's publications, title, 334 pp., 41 text engravings, three original photographs (one in stereo). Contemporary half cloth over dark purple marbled boards, spine with small label with handwritten title, marbled endpapers.
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The first French book on macrophotography with the first stereograph of a shell
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 eye witness account of the Chino-Japanese War in Shanghai
[Photo Album]
Reise-Erinnerungen [China and Berlin]
Germany, ca. 1900. Oblong folio (28.0 x 41.0 cm). 43 photos, including 31 original photos from China. Original blind black quarter leather over pattered green boards. Gilt title on front board. Patterned endpapers. Edges red.
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Beautiful and rare photos of China around 1890-1900
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