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De conchis...
Bianchi, G. P. S. [J. Plancus]
De conchis minus notis liber cui accessit specimen aestus reciproci maris superi ad littus portumque Arimini.
Venetiis (Venice), J. Baptista Pasqual, 1739. 4to (28.1 x 20.1 cm). 88 pp., wood engraved title vignette and five folded engraved plates. Period style half calf over marbled boards, later endpapers.
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€850.00
A rare, early work on shells, Foraminifera and other Adriatic sea life
Mikrogeolo...
Ehrenberg, C. G.
Mikrogeologie. Das Erden und Felsen schaffende Wirken des unsichtbar kleinen selbständigen Lebens auf der Erde.
Leipzig, Leopold Voss, 1854. Folio (44.9 x 32.8 cm). Front wrapper pasted on first blank, half-title, title page, dedication leaf, pp. [viii]-xxviii, [1]-374, half-title (to the plates), pp. [1]-31 (index), 41 fine, partly tinted and hand-coloured engraved plates (tissue-guarded) with (multiple) explanatory text leaves. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Gilt lines and title on spine. Marbled endpapers.
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€12,500.00
A rare, massive work on micro-organisms
Mikrogeolo...
Ehrenberg, C. G.
Mikrogeologische Studien über das kleinste Leben der Meeres-Tiefgründe aller Zonen und dessen geologischen Einfluss. [AND] Fortsetzung der mikrogeologischen Studien als Gesammt-Uebersicht der mikroskopischen Paläontologie gleichartig analysirter Gebirgsarten der Erde, mit specieller Rücksicht auf den Polycystinen-Mergel von Barbados.
Berlin, Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin, G. Vogt, 1873-1875. Two parts in two. 4to (27.5 x 22.2 cm). 496 [131-399; 1-226] pp., 42 [I-XII; I-XXX] partly tinted lithographed plates, and one coloured folded world-map, six large, folded tables. Original printed boards and matching later boards.
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€1,800.00
A rare complete set of the Studien
Verbreitun...
Ehrenberg, C. G.
Verbreitung und Einfluss des mikroskopischen Lebens in Sud- und Nord-Amerika. Ein Vortrag. Gelesen in der Königl. Preuss. Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin am 25 März und 10 Juni 1841 mit spätern Zusätzen. Nebst 4 colorirten Kupfertafeln.
Berlin, Königliche Preussische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin, 1843. Tall folio (41.1 x 27.5 cm). Title page, dedication page, 158 pp., four partly hand-coloured engraved plates. Original blind grey-blue wrappers.
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€600.00
Very rare large paper copy of this rare work of fundamental importance to the knowledge of the Protozoa
Zur erkenn...
Ehrenberg, C. G.
Zur erkenntniss der Organisation in der Richtung des kleinsten Raumes. Zweiter Beitrag. Entwicklung, Lebensdauer und Structur der Magenthiere und Räderthiere oder sogenannten Infusorien, nebst einer physiologischen Characteristik beider Klassen und 412 Arten derselben. Vorgetragen in der Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin im Jahre 1831.
Berlin, Königliche Akademie der Wissenschaften (F. Dümmler), 1832. Very large 4to (38.1 x 26.5 cm). Title page, 154 pp., four engraved plates, of which two hand-coloured. Near contemporary marbled boards.
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€450.00
A rare and fundamental work on Protozoa
Les cyanop...
Frémy, P.
Les cyanophycées des côtes d'Europe.
Saint-Lo, Société Nationale des Sciences Naturelles et Mathématiques de Cherbourg, 1934. 8vo (24.3 x 15.9 cm). 234 pp. with 66 fine plates. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with gilt ornamented head and foot, gilt bordered red morocco label with gilt title. Original printed front wrapper preserved.
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€380.00
Important and very rare contribution to the Cyanophyceae (algae) in a nice binding
Report on...
Haeckel, E.
Report on the scientific results of the voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-76 under the command of captain George S. Nares, R.N., F.R.S. and the late captain Frank Tourle Thomson, R.N. prepared under the superintendence of the late Sir. C. Wyville Thomson, Knt., F.R.S., &c. and now of John Murray. Zoology. Vol. XVIII. Part XL. Report on the Radiolaria. By Professor Ernst Haeckel, M.D., Ph.D.
London, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1887. Two volumes [text and atlas] in three. 4to (29.2 x 24.6 cm). 1991 [clxxxviii, 888, 889-1803] pp.; 140 lithographed plates of which 16 completely or partly in chromolithography, several tinted and the others plain. Original uniform, dark green blind stamped pebbled cloth. Boards with bevelled edges. Gilt title on the spines. Brown endpapers.
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€7,500.00
A much sought-after work: Haeckel’s Amazing Radiolaria
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
Anatomia e...
Leeuwenhoek, A. P. van
Anatomia et contemplatio nonnullorum naturae invisibilium secretorum comprehensorum epistolis quibusdam scriptis ad illustre inclytae Societatis regiae Londinensis Collegium.
Leiden [Paris], Cornelius Boutesteyn, 1685. Square 4to (19.6 x 15.0 cm) First edition. 78 pp., 18 fine engravings in the text. Twentieth century vellum with printed paper label on the spine.
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€6,000.00
Dobell 21: "my own copy is the only one I have seen"
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
Mémoire su...
Pasteur, L.
Mémoire sur la fermentation appelée lactique.
Paris, Mallet-Bachelier, 1858. 8vo (23.5 x 15.3 cm). 15 pp. [numbered (1)-15]. Original printed wrappers.
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€6,500.00
Pasteur's ground-breaking work, regarded as the beginning of bacteriology, in the very rare offprint edition
China. Erg...
Richthofen, [P. W.] F. Freiherr Von
China. Ergebnisse eigener Reisen und darauf gegründeter Studien. Vierter Band. Palaeontologischer Theil. Enthaltend Abhandlungen von Dr. Wilhelm Dames, Dr. Emanuel Kayser, Dr. G. Lindtröm, Dr. A. Schenk und Dr. Conrad Schwager.
Berlin, Dietrich Reimer, 1883. 4to (28.2 x 20.8 cm). xvi, 290 pp.; 15 text engravings, 54 fine, lithographed plates with explanatory text leaves. Original pictorial cloth. Spine with gilt title and black vignette (Chinese dragon). Front board with gilt and black pattered borders, gilt title and black landscape with dragons, turtle with epitaph, and mountains. Bevelled edges. Brown endpapers. Marbled edges.
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€1,750.00
The rare and important palaeontology part of this seminal work on China