Pleistocene - Diluvium

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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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Published in 100 copies only
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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Rare first edition of a work on the quaternary of Venice and surroundings
Fuhlrott, [J.] C.
Menschliche Ueberreste aus einer Felsengrotte des Düsselthals. Ein Beitrag zur Frage über die Existenz fossiler Menschen. Nebst Tafel I.
Bonn, Henry & Cohen, 1859. 8vo (21.5 x 13.3 cm). 23 pp. One fine, lithographed plate. Contemporary grained half cloth over marbled boards. Spine with gilt title.
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PMM 342: the birth of the Neanderthal
Beiträge z...
Granö, J. G.
Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Eiszeit in der Nordwestlichen Mongolei und einigen ihrer südsibirischen Grenzgebirge. Geomorphologische Studien aus den Jahren 1905, 1906, 1907 und 1909.
Helsingfors, J. Simelii [for the Geographical Society of Finland], 1910. Large 8vo (24.9 x 16.5 cm). iv, 230 pp.; seven large, folded coloured maps, 19 photographic plates. Later quarter calf over pictorial boards.
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A rare publication with fine maps and photos of Mongolia
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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A very well-preserved copy with the special "Reichen Einband mit Goldschnitt"
Mammoth -...
Pfizenmayer, E.
Mammoth - Mammut - Elephas primigenius Blum.
Stuttgart, Schweizerbart, 1929. Broadsheet (107.0 x 89.5 cm). Chromolithograph, printed on one side.
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The first accurate modern illustration of a mammoth (and a big one)
Los fósile...
Philippi, R. A.
Los fósiles terciarios i cuartarios de Chile.
Santiago de Chile, Gobierno de Chile, 1887. Large 4to (31.3 x 26.4 cm). 256 pp.; 58 fine lithographic plates. Publisher's (?) embossed cloth, boards with rich gilt-ornamented borders and title. Spine with five raised bands, compartmens with gilt vignettes and title. Inner dentelles. Endpapers with floral pattern, all edges marbled.
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Rare first, Spanish, publication of the fossil shells of Chile
Chs. Darwi...
Rolle, F.
Chs. Darwin's Lehre von der Enstehung der Arten im Pflanzen- und Thierreich in ihrer Anwendung auf die Schöpfungsgeschichte. dargestellt und erläutert. Mit Holzschnitten.
Frankfurt am Main, Johann Christian Hermann, 1863. 8vo (21.0 x 13.3 cm). [vi], 274 pp.; several woodengravings in the text. Original full cloth with gilt title on the spine. Speckled edges.
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Very rare, early contribution to the dissimination of Darwin's ideas in Germany
Die diluvi...
Schmidt, R. R.
Die diluviale Vorzeit Deutschlands.
Stuttgart, E. Schweizerbart (Nägele und Dr. Sproesser), 1912. Very large 4to (35.5 x 30.0 cm). xiii, 283 pp.; 47 engraved or heliogravure plates with explanatory text leaves, loose in rear pocket. Original quarter vellum over cloth boards. Gilt title on front board; gilt-lettered morocco label on the spine.
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With fine photographic plates of Neanderthal skulls and bones
Report of...
Tokunaga, S. et al.
Report of the First Scientific Expedition to Manchoukuo. Under the leadership of Shigeyasu Tokunaka. June - October 1933. Section II [Geology]. Part I-IV. [Complete].
Tokyo, Asahi, 1934-1939. Four volumes in four. 4to (26.0 x 19.0 cm). Ca. 700 pp. with 124 plates and three folding coloured maps. Original uniform printed stiff wrappers.
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A rare, complete geological section of the results of an expedition to northern China